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Wud Records: July 2017 musical discoveries

Posted by Wudmaster on 04/08/17

A brand new playlist of all the favourite musical discoveries of the Wud Records team has been published at SoundCloud. All of the artists on it are independent unsigned artists and not associated with ourselves in any way. We simply accumulated songs that we all liked during July into one agreed playlist and published it at the end of the month.

Tracks have been arranged according to the number of plays at the time of publishing, starting with the fewest. Tracks that are early in playlists tend to receive more plays than later tracks, and we feel that the ones with fewer plays need the best chance of exposure.

There is a vast amount of great music on SoundCloud if you have the time and inclination to filter through it. If you happen to be looking out for some great new music, we’ve already done that filtering for you! July’s Discoveries playlist has a total of 50 tracks and is the joint largest of our Discoveries playlists so far.

Can you complete the challenge of listening to every track? If you manage it, tell us, tell the music makers involved, and tell the world on social media how you feel about what you heard. Everyone concerned would love to hear your thoughts.

If you are one of the bands from which we recently liked, shared or tweeted a track at SoundCloud, there is a chance that one of your tracks might be on this new playlist!

Are you a member of SoundCloud? We always follow back if you have your own tracks and we always listen eventually, even if it takes a few weeks. So if you would like the opportunity of a bit of free publicity you could follow Wud Records on SoundCloud. It’s even free to join with a basic membership!

We hope that a lot more people will find and listen to the wonderful songs on this new playlist of musical discoveries. Each and every track has something that we felt was special or interesting in some way. Because we enjoyed them so much, we feel that it would be great if the artists in question could have a bit more exposure for their fabulous works. So please listen, enjoy, share and check out some of these wonderful bands. In many cases it was a tough job to choose just one track.

The playlist is very eclectic, so there is probably something on there to suit every taste. If the track you are listening to isn’t quite doing it for you, skip to the next one and perhaps that will please your ears more. Sometimes similar tracks end up next to each other, and sometimes extremely different tracks do, so we recommend you just try it for yourself.

If you find some new favourites on there, why not shout about them on social media? We are sure the artistes responsible for creating the music will welcome such word-of-mouth exposure and your friends and followers would probably love to enjoy hearing it too.

If you would like to listen to this special new playlist of July 2017 Musical Discoveries over at SoundCloud, please click here.

To enjoy this new playlist of great music here at the Wud Records website, please click here.

If you would like easy access to all of our previous months’ musical discoveries playlists, please click here and bookmark the page, and remember that we publish a new playlist full of undiscovered gems every month!

Wud Records: July 2017 top ten tracks published at SoundCloud

Posted by Wudmaster on 03/08/17

The top ten tracks for July 2017 from Wud Records have been published in a new playlist at SoundCloud. Tracks have been arranged from one to ten according to their popularity and take into account plays, comments, likes and reposts at SoundCloud. Our algorithm gives 1 point for a play, 5 points for a comment, 10 points for a like and 12 points for a repost.

Tracks published at Bandcamp have been omitted from the SoundCloud playlist. This is because we feel the Bandcamp results require separate treatment. Archive tracks are also ignored.

Only you, the listener, can influence our August 2017 playlist. So if there is a track you particularly like, keep playing it!

Massive thanks go out to everybody who helped to make July 2017 an amazing month for us by listening, commenting and reposting our bands’ tracks. July‘s figures smashed all previous records out of sight! We’re taking over!

Well, perhaps not quite yet. Due largely to the changing political situation in the UK caused by Brexit, we are struggling to stay on top of things. As such we have not been able to keep our online promotional drive going as strongly as we would like. Output of content has temporarily dwindled, which is frustrating for everyone. You can see this by looking at the headlines of recent news posts.

Right now we are in the middle of moving the entire operation to the European mainland, which will enable activities to return to normal after a period of resettlement. All fans and followers will be kept updated via the News service and on Twitter. At the moment we are swamped by a sea of boxes and organised chaos and hope things will hurry up and come to pass. Significant dates are approaching.

A special mention needs to go out to Atom Collector Records. Their service continues to help us achieve consistently and significantly better activity. If you have tracks on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, Spotify, ReverbNation or HearThis, you too could see considerable growth in activity. It’s free to join. Just click here to go to their site.

Congratulations to The Ug Brothers, whose rifftastic classic rock groove Spin Gone Crazy has topped our chart for the very first time after receiving an impressive array of likes and reposts. Medicines by Dark Company received the most outright plays.

Flicker also deserve a great deal of credit for their six entries in our Top 10. Also appearing on this month’s chart are Dark Company, with three tracks from their 1991 Signmaker album. No other artists featured on our Top 10 Chart for July 2017.

If you would like to go to SoundCloud to hear the top ten songs from Wud Records in July 2017, as played, liked and reposted by listeners, please click here.

If you prefer to listen here at Wud Records, you will find that it is the new default music player. You will find it on all non band-specific pages at the site, such as our News service or homepage.

Wud Records: June 2017 musical discoveries

Posted by Wudmaster on 02/07/17

A brand new playlist of all the favourite musical discoveries of the Wud Records team has been published at SoundCloud. All of the artists on it are independent unsigned artists and not associated with ourselves in any way. We simply accumulated songs that we all liked during June into one agreed playlist and published it at the end of the month.

Tracks have been arranged according to the number of plays at the time of publishing, starting with the fewest. Tracks that are early in playlists tend to receive more plays than later tracks, and we feel that the ones with fewer plays need the best chance of exposure.

There is a vast amount of great music on SoundCloud if you have the time and inclination to filter through it. If you happen to be looking out for some great new music, we’ve already done that filtering for you! June’s Discoveries playlist has a total of 50 tracks and is the joint largest of our Discoveries playlists so far.

Can you complete the challenge of listening to every track? If you manage it, tell us, tell the music makers involved, and tell the world on social media how you feel about what you heard. Everyone concerned would love to hear your thoughts.

If you are one of the bands from which we recently liked, shared or tweeted a track at SoundCloud, there is a chance that one of your tracks might be on this new playlist!

Are you a member of SoundCloud? We always follow back if you have your own tracks and we always listen eventually, even if it takes a few weeks. So if you would like the opportunity of a bit of free publicity you could follow Wud Records on SoundCloud. It’s even free to join with a basic membership!

We hope that a lot more people will find and listen to the wonderful songs on this new playlist of musical discoveries. Each and every track has something that we felt was special or interesting in some way. Because we enjoyed them so much, we feel that it would be great if the artists in question could have a bit more exposure for their fabulous works. So please listen, enjoy, share and check out some of these wonderful bands. In many cases it was a tough job to choose just one track.

The playlist is very eclectic, so there is probably something on there to suit every taste. If the track you are listening to isn’t quite doing it for you, skip to the next one and perhaps that will please your ears more. Sometimes similar tracks end up next to each other, and sometimes extremely different tracks do, so we recommend you just try it for yourself.

If you find some new favourites on there, why not shout about them on social media? We are sure the artistes responsible for creating the music will welcome such word-of-mouth exposure.

If you would like to listen to this special new playlist of June 2017 Musical Discoveries over at SoundCloud, please click here.

If you would like easy access to all of our previous months’ musical discoveries playlists, please click here and bookmark the page, and remember that we publish a new playlist full of undiscovered gems every month!

Wud Records: June 2017 top ten tracks published at SoundCloud

Posted by Wudmaster on 01/07/17

The top ten tracks for June 2017 from Wud Records have been published in a new playlist at SoundCloud. Tracks have been arranged from one to ten according to their popularity and take into account plays, comments, likes and reposts at SoundCloud. Our algorithm gives 1 point for a play, 5 points for a comment, 10 points for a like and 12 points for a repost.

Tracks published at Bandcamp have been omitted from the SoundCloud playlist. This is because we feel the Bandcamp results require separate treatment. Archive tracks are also ignored.

Only you, the listener, can influence our July 2017 playlist. So if there is a track you particularly like, keep playing it!

Massive thanks go out to everybody who helped to make June 2017 an amazing month for us by listening, commenting and reposting our bands’ tracks. June‘s figures were incredibly close to our record month, April, and ultimately fell short by just four plays. If it were an election, there would have been a recount!

Speaking of which… due largely to the changing political situation in the UK caused by Brexit, we are struggling to stay on top of things. As such we have not been able to keep our online promotional drive going as strongly as we would like. Output of content has temporarily dwindled to zero, which is frustrating for everyone. You can see this by looking at the headlines of recent news posts.

Right now we are in the middle of moving the entire operation to the European mainland, which will enable activities to return to normal after a period of resettlement. All fans and followers will be kept updated via the News service and on Twitter.

A special mention needs to go out to Atom Collector Records. Their service continues to help us achieve consistently and significantly better activity. If you have tracks on SoundCloud, YouTube or Spotify, you too could see considerable growth in activity. It’s free to join. Just click here to go to their site.

Congratulations to Dark Company, whose unfinished classic Abnormal has topped our SoundCloud chart for the first time, a short way ahead of Medicines, which has been a massive track for us all over the years. Flicker also deserve a great deal of credit for their five entries in our Top 10. Also appearing on this month’s chart are Wud, Rough Terrain and Clonk!.

If you would like to go to SoundCloud to hear the top ten songs from Wud Records in June 2017, as played, liked and reposted by listeners, please click here.

If you prefer to listen here at Wud Records, you will find that it is the new default music player. You will find it on all non band-specific pages at the site, such as our News service or homepage.

Wud Records: exodus

Posted by Wudmaster on 13/06/17

The normal everyday operations of Wud Records are becoming more and more tricky. This is due to the uncertain political situation in the UK. Wud Records started in the south west of England and it is where we have always been based.

A number of our team and their wider familes are EU nationals. Some are being pressured into leaving this country by the Home Office. You couldn’t make this stuff up and the mainstream media won’t talk about it, but it’s real, and it’s nasty.

It beggars belief and is disappointing beyond words that so many people in this mad country are still xenophobic and inward-looking. These are the people who have failed to empower themselves with knowledge, and who have allowed themselves to be manipulated by three or four billionaires who own the right-wing press and the BBC. It’s frightening to think that the average IQ of a human is only 100.

But there you have it. We are where we are, and fairly soon we will be… somewhere else! We are planning our Grand Exodus – rather like the elves leaving Middle Earth.

After a lengthy period of consultations, head scratchings, beard twiddlings, fingernail chewings (bah! please don’t – ed.) and discussions, Wud Records have taken the drastic and momentous decision to move the entire operation – and as many personnel as are up for the move – to mainland Europe during 2017. Some of us have already left in the last few days, to begin setting up new premises and new homes.

As such, things are even slower than normal. If you look at our most recent news posts, they all feature Wud Records as a whole and there is nothing new coming from any of our bands. It may take a few months for anything to appear to happen. Our musical output seems to have dwindled to an occasional dribble and very little seems to have been achieved in our studios in the last month.

Please bear with us! All being well, everything will be running again before the end of 2017. We will keep you updated in our News service and on Twitter.

Wud Records: May 2017 musical discoveries

Posted by Wudmaster on 02/06/17

A brand new playlist of all the favourite musical discoveries of the Wud Records team has been published at SoundCloud. All of the artists on it are independent and not associated with ourselves in any way. We simply accumulated songs that we all liked during May into one agreed playlist and published it at the end of the month.

Tracks have been arranged according to the number of plays at the time of publishing, starting with the fewest. Tracks that are early in playlists tend to receive more plays than later tracks, and we feel that the ones with fewer plays need the best chance of exposure.

There is a vast amount of great music on SoundCloud if you have the time and inclination to filter through it. If you happen to be looking out for some great new music, we’ve already done that filtering for you! May’s Discoveries playlist has a total of 50 tracks and is the largest of our Discoveries playlists so far. Can you complete the challenge of listening to every track?

If you are one of the bands from which we recently liked, shared or tweeted a track at SoundCloud, there is a chance that one of your tracks might be on this new playlist!

Are you a member of SoundCloud? We always follow back if you have your own tracks and we always listen eventually, even if it takes a few weeks. So if you would like the opportunity of a bit of free publicity you could follow Wud Records on SoundCloud. It’s even free to join!

We hope that some more people will find and listen to the wonderful songs on this new playlist of musical discoveries. Each one has something that we felt was special or interesting in some way. Because we enjoyed them so much, we feel that it would be great if the artists in question could have a bit more exposure for their fabulous works. So please listen, enjoy, share and check out some of these wonderful bands. In many cases it was a tough job to choose just one track.

The playlist is very eclectic, so there is probably something on there to suit every taste. If the track you are listening to isn’t quite doing it for you, skip to the next one and perhaps that will please your ears more. Sometimes similar tracks end up next to each other, and sometimes extremely different tracks do, so we recommend you just try it for yourself.

If you find some new favourites on there, why not shout about them on social media? We are sure the artistes responsible for creating the music will welcome such word-of-mouth exposure.

If you would like to listen to this special new playlist of May 2017 Musical Discoveries over at SoundCloud, please click here.

If you would like easy access to all of our previous months’ musical discoveries playlists, please click here.

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