As you should all know, Kids In Glass Houses released the music video for their new single ‘Peace’ this week. If you haven’t heard it already, it’s here.
Anyway, I’m here to ask whether any of you have heard the song on the radio yet? No? Me neither. Hopefully, it’s hitting the playlists on Monday ahead of its release next Sunday (22/09) but I think the KIGH fanbase should still help the song.
'Drive' didn't quite get the radio support it deserved. It had a few Radio 1 plays to start with but then it seemed to drop off the radar. I don't want the same to happen to 'Peace', or worse.
So, if there’s still no word of ‘Peace’ hitting the airwaves by Monday when the radio stations should have been sent the song, here’s what I think we should do.
The big one. If you’re not getting Radio 1 airplay, you’re not going to get in the charts. Unless you’re on Radio 2…
They used to have a straight-forward request show. They don’t anymore (as far as I know..). Requesting songs is now a little more difficult, but you can still email/tweet the presenters (Addresses here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/programmes/a-z) or send Dan and Phil a drawing or video or something (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also text 81199 and tweet @BBCR1 IF you hear ‘Peace’, or if it’s a “10-minute takeover” asking for your requests.
Smooth Radio / Heart FM / Capital FM
All of these have ‘Contact The Show’ pages, even though they don’t playlist rock or indie. If you’re bored, you could try them. Heck, it might turn the playlister into a fan, even if they never air it.
http://www.smoothradio.co.uk/shows-presenters/get-in-touch-with-the-shows/12724, http://www.heart.co.uk/contact/, http://www.capitalfm.com/contact/
Obviously, Kerrang! should play ‘Peace’ but they might need reminding how much you love it so they keep playing it.
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XFM did play ‘Drive’ a fair few times (go XFM!) so hopefully they’ll be playing ‘Peace’ too. If you haven’t heard it by Monday, give them a nudge: http://www.xfm.co.uk/contact/
You may only listen to the nationals but local radio is far more accessible. Pure 107.8 (Stockport) should be showing ‘Peace’ some love as they had the acoustic radio premiere of ‘Runaways’. You can drop them a friendly tweet and hint to them about ‘Peace’ on Twitter - @Pure1078. Their contact details are on here http://www.mediauk.com/radio/343850/pure-1078-fm as are EVERY SINGLE OTHER RADIO STATION’S. MediaUK is a goldmine for radio text numbers and emails.
The most important thing for sending requests is to sound genuine and specific for that one radio station. Requests are completely ignored if they’re impersonal spam. This is why radio feedback after ‘Peace’ has been played will be the most effective, so if you hear ‘Peace’, use all of the above contact details to tweet/email/text them about how great it sounded on the radio so they play it again - and get people you know to do it too. However, if ‘Peace’ is absent from the airwaves next week, it might be because the stations wrongly think that nobody wants to hear it and we’ll have to let them know.
Apologies for the lecture and the likelihood of grammatical errors!
Thank you x
kighsecretsanta / @KIGHFan