The challenge: to find a band/artist completely forgotten by 2017 - as defined by their artist profile on last fm showing zero plays for the last 7 days.
Has to be a proper band with records/signed to a label etc, preferably one other Dissers can vaguely remember from the dark recesses of their memory.
Surprisingly hard, and goes to show that no matter how peripheral a band was and how much time has passed, there’s still someone somewhere in the world who apparently still remembers them.
I started off with Menswe@r, but it turns out they’re still way too popular. Gay Dad, Regular Fries, Bennet, Geneva, My Life Story & Terris all unbelievably still getting spins. Even Trashmonk whose album I found and threw out before Christmas from the arse end of the Creation roster have had a few plays in the last week.
Thought I’d cracked it with Ten Benson - pushed by the NME in the early 00s, but denied by one solitary click somewhere in the last 7 days.
Finally remembered Mower - signed to Graham Coxon’s label, NME single of the week once & the epitome of that Camden Good Mixer scene at the point where it had descended into total self caricature. They share a last fm page with a US metal band of the same name who did get listened to recently - but Mower UK - no plays!
Don’t know if this idea has legs or not but it was fun trying to think of potential bands. Any others lost to history and/or landfill?