TWO Worcester bands were played on BBC Radio 1 during the same show.

Radio DJ Huw Stephens premiered singles by Nuns of the Tundra (“Baby`s Got A Box Of Matches”) and Ivory Wave (“Uptown”) on his show to millions of listeners across the UK and abroad. This is first time in show`s history that two West Midlands acts have received a premiere on the same night, same show and within minutes of each other.

Troy Tittley, lead singer of Nuns of the Tundra said: “We've officially been played on BBC Radio 1. It was so surreal to hear Huw Stephens say “Nuns of the Tundra”. It was special. Thanks to Huw for playing us for the first time ever on BBC Radio 1.

Thank you to Andrew Marston of BBC Introducing Hereford and Worcester for putting us forward. And thank you to all you lovely people tuning in so late to listen to it with us, it means a lot.”

Ivory Wave were also excited. In their official statement the band said:“There are a few things you dream about when you are sat on the end of your bed playing guitar as a kid: ‘One day I want to be on Radio 1’. It seems impossible at the time but if you keep trying one day those dreams might come true.

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We are pleased to announce that on Sunday night our new single ‘Uptown’ was broadcasted across the nation on the BBC Music Introducing Huw Stephens Show on BBC Radio 1, a first for us as a band. We would like to thank Alex Noble and the BBC Music Introducing West Midlands team for believing in us and making this all possible. The only way is up”.