I started the GigRadar blog way back in August 2016, when I thought there was a gap in the market for a new blog to focus on promoting new up-and-coming rock, metal and punk bands from the UK and all over the world.
And I think I was right! Our 1,362 blog posts have amassed 173,306 views from 126,996 viewers. We’ve also featured bands from more than 50 countries around the world. We’ve published 172 articles on New Bands of the Week, which promoted exciting new British bands. And we’ve created and published a load of podcasts and playlists packed with great musical content. So for a blog run entirely and solely by myself, these are all things I’m really proud of.
However, all good things come to an end and, largely due to new work commitments and with somewhat of a heavy heart, the time has come for us to bring these near-six years of GigRadar to a close.
It’s been a blast running the site, and I’m supremely thankful to all the great people who’ve helped me make this possible. That includes all the bands we’ve interviewed, seen play live gigs, and who have taken the time to complete our (probably tedious) written interviews. It also includes the many fantastic music PR companies, record labels, venues, promoters, festivals and more, without whom none of this would have been possible.
Maybe one day GigRadar will return. And, on the off-chance you fancy having a crack at helping me to keep it going, just get in touch. But, for now, I can’t continue to maintain the site by myself. But I’ll remain an avid proponent of new rock and metal. So we’ll go out with the mantra:
Support new bands, go and see live shows, and buy bands’ merch!