I've contributed a song to a compilation album of bands from County Durham. It's been put out by a lovely bunch of people who've just started a record label to help out bands in Durham.
The aim of the album is clearly to get a bit of exposure for bands in Durham. The label have managed to get a couple of tracks off the album played on Radio1, on Huw Stephens' Radio1 show, and were part of the 'My Scene' feature on Steve Lamacq's R1 show.
In addition to this, it would be nice to get the songs on the album reviewed by websites / fanzines / magazines etc., for a bit of exposure of the bands (mine included, this isn't an entirely selfless act, I'll admit).
The local ones are covered, so I'm thinking about maybe sending out the compilation (or getting the label to do so).
Drowned in Sound accepts demos/albums, but I imagine DiS recieves million of singles/demos/albums every day, what are the chances that this compilation getting a listen and a review? Is this the kind of thing DiS would be interested in listening to? I dunno!
Any advice for where I could look to get a review of the album (websites/fanzines etc) would be very much appreciated. I'll accept it's unlikely the likes of the NME or Rolling Stone or even OMM will sniff at this, but if there's any media which might be interested in this kind of thing, lemme know.
Cheers, hope that all makes sense...