Δευτέρα, 31 Αυγούστου 2020

FUN BALLOON ANIMALS - I Was A Teenage Frankenstein

 

I was a Teenage Frankenstein is the new single from Fun Balloon Animals upcoming second album Exploitation Ferox, which is planned to be released on the 31/10/2020. The song is influenced by the 70's sound of Alice Cooper and Paul Di'Anno's period of Iron Maiden and is a mix of classic metal and a love of horror b-movies.

Fun Balloon Animals are a collaboration of Hertfordshire UK artists, that have come together through their love of 80’s Heavy Metal / Alternative / Post Punk music and Horror Movies.There first release was Frankenstein –A Post Modern Prometheus -a musical journey through Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein that lifts some of the narration straight from the book, whilst leaving room for the listener to ‘draw the dots’ via instrumental interludes between the story telling. 

They are a truly eclectic mixing musical styles from synth pop, psychedelia through to Heavy Metal. 

 

They have featured on many blogs / music sites including Headphones For Robots, Last Day Deaf, Queen City Sounds and Art, Independent Music Reviews, InspotMusic, HardestSquadMusic and receiving plays from Vibe107.6, Radio Verulam, Cambridge 105, Wigwam and many others.

There live performances are rare, but they always try to bring their horror vision whenever they hit the stage.

All releases are through Prank Monkey Records.

You can find I Was A Teenage Frankenstein on all streaming platforms.

 



Links:

https://www.facebook.com/funballoonanimals/

https://twitter.com/Funballoonanim1

https://open.spotify.com/artist/66l0VdzHhIPC243JjfbI25

https://soundcloud.com/prank-monkey-presents
 

Κυριακή, 30 Αυγούστου 2020

Stormburst - Highway To Heaven

STORMBURST from Dalarna, Sweden, were formed in July 2014 and the original intention was just to make high quality music, have fun and do what you believe in without any musical compromises. No more covers, just self-composed songs. Bass player Kent Jansson (Six Feet Under, Keen Hue, Steam) and guitarist Thomas Hansson (Steam, Coastline) started with singer Lars-Åke "Plåtis" Nilsson (Keen Hue). To get the special sound they were looking for, keyboardist Peter Östling (Six Feet Under) was sent a demo and he really believed in the idea and joined immediately. In late 2019 original drummer Peter Ytterberg quit and was soon replaced by Pelle Hindén (Eternal Of Sweden).  

Stormburst is all about uncompromisingly doing what you believe in even if you have a headwind. When the wind blows hard in life sometimes, the love of music is in all conditions strong and sustainable. Stormburst has the ability to reflect it with music and lyrics and the style can best be described as a combination of traditional Melodic Hard Rock & AOR.


In late May 2017 the debut album "Raised On Rock" was released by AOR Heaven and now it's time for the follow up "Highway To Heaven", which was recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Bakery, Äppelbo by Jonas Tornemalm and at Lars-Åke's home studio in Vansbro early 2020.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/stormburstoriginal/
 

Κυριακή, 16 Αυγούστου 2020

HEAVYMAN - Pigs


It’s an interesting time for a new band to break, but after the warm reception of their debut single “Baby Jean” in May, London rock act Heavyman have no qualms about stepping into the light – even if it is the light of your LCD screen.

This August, the newly minted alt-rock outfit offers their second commercial release. Incendiary and bold, “Pigs” asks the divisive question, “who do you follow?” and speaks to the age old tug-of-war between the political powers that be, and the everyman with boots on the ground who strives to have their voice heard.

Toeing the line between woeful ode and protest song, “‘Pigs’ was written in 2014 when Russia invaded Crimea… I was reading Animal Farm at the time,” says frontman Charlie Yang, “I wanted to explore this almost careless sense of loyalty to whomever may be calling the shots… to write a song as a conversation between those who follow and those who lead.”

Heavyman are also celebrating the release with a donation to the ACLU on the centennial anniversary of their ongoing fight against human rights violations. 

Heavyman are an alt-rock four piece, comprised of Charlie Yang (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Nick Burns (Lead Guitar), Igor Fonseca (Bass Guitar), and Tom Papaloizou (Drums). One of the most promising new acts out of London, they have been dubbed “iconic,” “refreshing,” and “the next face of alternative rock.”

Inspired by classic rock titans Elton John and Queen, the careful lyricism of Jeff Buckley and gritty stylings of Queens of the Stone Age and Audioslave, Heavyman’s sound is defined by soaring vocals that range from trills to tremors, and intoxicating instrumentation to grip the ear and heart of any rock fan. As they build towards the release of their first EP, Heavyman are stepping out with a sound that is unabashedly dramatic, sentimental and electrifying.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Heavymanmusic/
https://twitter.com/Heavymanmusic
https://soundcloud.com/charlie-yang-136234454
https://www.instagram.com/heavymanmusic/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAjhTm51O-nt6N4YL_XUB7w?view_as=subscriber
https://open.spotify.com/user/xv9ub1lgf16na9up6ysfl9eul?si=VVgEMe_gRUm0Fc6J59kSrA


Πέμπτη, 13 Αυγούστου 2020

THE FOOLKS - The Most Beautiful Queen


The first song on The Foolks upcoming self titled album, 'The Most Beautiful Queen', released on August 10th.

Their name is a combination of the words "folks" (people) and "fool" (crazy), reflecting the current situation of our world with the pandemic of Covid-19.
 

The Foolks new single 'The Most Beautiful Queen' is talking about second chances, to try something again after failing.

Influenced by The Rolling Stones rock 'n' roll sound, the track has a powerful guitar riff, a beautiful melodic bass adding depth and volume, combined with a jazz filled drum beat. The very sensual vocals give the message that the song wants to pass.

"Everybody can achieve their dreams, even if you are down in life. You need to pick your self up, brush yourself down and strive towards the path of a better life"


The Foolks were formed by French Producer and Songwriter Emmanuel Dron. The members of the band are: lead vocalist Jamie Wiltshire (Cambridge,UK) , guitarist Emmanuel Dron (Singapore), drummer Andrew Picha (Nashville, US) and bassist Charles Berthoud (Massachusetts, US).

The Most Beautiful Queen is a song you must listen.

 

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/The-Foolks-113623540396415
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0n3NG9GXbGjEW7BksXXmZJ?si=C2Xo5m0ATEGJ3IWAx9TQcg
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNzXOYBt5mBUTNeAOBAzMg
  

 

Τρίτη, 4 Αυγούστου 2020

VISERRA - Siren Star


VISERRA's debut album SIREN STAR, was completed in May 2020, mixed, mastered and produced by acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandon C. Rogers (Alec Benjamin, Troye Sivan, FlowBack, Shokichi), and will be released to streaming soon. An episodic concept album, SIREN STAR chronicles an epic journey of two star-crossed lovers.

VISERRA is Lexi Littlejohn on vocals, Rafael Jordan on guitars, Stephen Rosolio on bass and Michael Riffle on drums. An alt rock fixture on the Hollywood scene the past few years, VISERRA regularly draws crowds at The Federal, The Other Door, and the world famous Whisky a Go Go.

VISERRA's brand of alt rock is a melodic medley of post-grunge, hard rock, prog rock and alternative metal, drawing on influences from Flyleaf, Paramore, Ash Costello, Coheed and Cambria, Candlebox, Flickerstick, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr, Jimmy Eat World, Electrasy, Earth to Andy, Our Lady Peace, and of course, Pink Floyd.


They recently teamed up with Vattica, VK Lynne, Velodrone and Vedant Joshi for the annual V-BANDS FOR VDAY benefit concert on Valentine's Day at the Federal NoHo, raising over $1000 for vday.org and the One Billion Rising/Raise the Vibration initiative, a global movement to end violence against all women (cis/trans/gender fluid).

Music from SIREN STAR will be featured in the sci-fi television series, SALVAGE MARINES, starring Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) and co-written by Viserra guitarist Rafael Jordan.

One of the best new albums. A must listen.
SIREN STAR album releasing 8/14 to all major streaming platforms // Distributed by AWAL/KOBALT
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Κυριακή, 2 Αυγούστου 2020

THE SOUND OF MODESTY - Warm Floors/Cold Bodies


Leeds based experimental alternative rock artist The Sound Of Modesty just released her 3rd single ‘Warm Floors / Cold Bodies’. A self-proclaimed love letter to the J-Rock genre, the trackmuses on the dismal discovery of one’s self in times of familial trauma with all the musicalcolours of uncontrollable hysteria. Featuring a fun angular baseline, catchy guitar riff andfast-paced drums, the singer aims to distract from the bleakness of her reality in her mostupbeat track to date.

London Singer-songwriter Yvonne Han started creating as ‘The Sound of Modesty’ in 2018.Known for both her candid lyrics and unique take on alternative rock, she continuously blends avant-garde and modernist electronic metal elements in her music.


After being in an alt-indie band ​Once A Week Won’t Kill You ​featuring on drums, Yvonne hadstarted developing her own exclusive songwriting style, influenced strongly by not onlyexperimental female artists like Mitski and Bjork, but also electronic pop artists like Egoistand T.a.T.u, and furthermore crossing over with softer pop such as Sleeping At Last and Regina Spektor.

She went on to independently release her debut EP; ​Eye, The Cauldron of Morning​(2018). More recent projects include the self-release: Metamorphosize under ​Wuthering Records​ in February of 2020. Yvonne currently studies songwriting at Leeds College of Music and is currently finishing off her debut album alongside her band for release in 2020.

Listen to this amazing rock track here:


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