Because a staffer likes them? In this case, multiple staffers thoroughly enjoy This Armistice, and they've been on a bunch of people's radars for some time.
I hope this makes posts of the week.
That's cool and all, but if every staff member just posted about unknown bands they like the news section of this site would be really cluttered. I'm all for giving smaller bands a chance, but I believe that is was the Small Band Roundup is for.
I don't feel that is currently happening; we all have small bands we're fond of, and that we feel the community would enjoy. TA is definitely one of them.
My point was I can think of loads of bands that are more popular than this band that news stories would never be accepted on this site.
Prettttyyyyy sure you'll find that popularity is not always grounds for posting, especially if you're arguing for bands w/ 5,000 - 10,000 FB likes vs. bands with 1,000 FB likes. In the grand scale of things, all those bands are tiny; quality is going to matter much more than social media presence.
Also... did anyone actually go listen to the band? Because their EP is fantastic.