Σάββατο, 8 Μαΐου 2021

Edgar Allan Poets - Last Dance


Los angeles noir-rock band Edgar Allan Poets just released their new single ‘Last Dance’. It's an energetic hard rock song composed during a traffic jam. It's about those endless moments when you're stuck in traffic and you're filled with a kind of nervousness and insanity. You can reach levels of stress that even seem comical. The ideal song for people who drive to work. 


The Edgar Allan Poets are an alternative band that promotes a dark and intense sound that's being called noir rock. Their music is a mix of grunge guitars, classical strings and lyrics that evoke tales shrouded in shadow and mystery. The Poets are two rock noir artists inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

In two words : Must Listen !!!


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Εlectrobuddha - She's Electric!


She's Electric! is the brand new single from Scottish psychrockers Electrobuddha. It's a sexy, rifftastic upbeat rock track that gets you straight onto the dancefloor. The Rolling Stones, The Beta Band, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and Seventies disco. Put all these together in the mixer and you'll have the uplifting resolt that this song delivers.

Electrobuddha is the creation of Mark McCaffer, who has just finished his latest album entitled 'The Psychedelic Kid'.

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!


Links:
https://linktr.ee/markhamiltonmccaffer
https://www.facebook.com/electrobuddhaband
https://twitter.com/electrobuddha1
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Uzikg4l6zLSoiwSRhEjSF?si=DybSH10YTwWHmz6MzdkF2Q
https://soundcloud.com/electrobuddha-1
https://electrobuddha.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/electrobuddha
https://www.instagram.com/markhamiltonmccaffer

Παρασκευή, 7 Μαΐου 2021

HopeFool - Collapse


Austin - based hard rock band HopeFool have just released their brand new single Collapse. This is a modern hard rock song, influenced by the sound of bands like Architects, Chevelle, Seether and Breaking Benjamin. The sound production is amazing while the work done, especially on the guitar part, is incredible. The song chronicles vocalist Michael Boyd's journey to become frontman of the band after never having been in a band before.

In one word : Excellent !!!



Band Members :
Michael Boyd- Vocals
Dylan Kortz- Guitar
Daniel Steinschrieber- Bass
Chris Campagna- Drums


House Parties - Hindsight


"Hindsight" is the debut single by female-fronted pop-punk band House Parties. It's an angry, fast-paced pop-punk song mixed with easy core inspired by bands like The Story So Far, Knuckle Puck, and Paramore, especially during the RIOT! era. Hindsight, is about dealing with friends who are always off and on with you. In front of other people, they put on an act and seem genuine, but behind the scenes is a different story. It's a constant cycle that you realize you want to break out of with this person. The song was written and recorded all by Spencer Trinidad, the band's guitarist.

In two words : Excellent !!!


Band Members:
Chaney Elaine on Vocals
Spencer Trinidad on Writing and Guitar
Angel Lozano on Bass
Wesley K. Jones on Drums

Luxe - Toxic


"Toxic" is the new single released by a Canadian-based artist and producer named Luxe. The song is a throwback to the 2000s pop rock/pop punk sound, with a modern twist! Luxe's sound is influenced by bands like Blink 182, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, The Starting Line, Green Day and Taking Back Sunday. Lyrically, the track is about a bad relationship. You keep breaking up, but something keeps pulling you back. Even though you know this person is no good for you, you keep falling back to them. They're toxic, but like a drug, you can't stop. 


Luxe writes and records all lyrics/music. "Toxic" also has Nick Toews on guitar and Jake Barnes on keys and was mixed by Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Like Pacific).

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Πέμπτη, 6 Μαΐου 2021

CPSD - Down Came A Spider


Down Came A Spider’ is the latest single of CPSD, a Bradford based alt-rock 3-piece - who received a very warm welcome following their debut release ‘Use Once’ in summer 2020, including attention from notable media outlets.The song, ‘Down Came A Spider’, is an observational commentary of current affairs, and the handling of them by governing bodies. Specifically written following the storm surrounding Brexit, and becoming more prophetic by the day as the Coronavirus Pandemic unfolded, ‘Down Came A Spider’ is high energy, gritty take on politicians and how they manipulate voters.



CPSD’s eclectic music background - working with such names and bands as Maxi Jazz (E-Type Boys), Djingo, Exoterik & Pulverise - forms the foundations of their unique sound; adding to the inflections of bands they loved and watched growing up, who heavily shaping their decision to be musicians.

In one word : Excellent !!!

Denizen - Pretty Words


NY-based alternative rock band Denizen returns with the last single from their upcoming LP “Afterglow.” The lyrics reference Albert Brumley’s “I’ll Fly Away,” and describe struggles equally interpretable at a political or personal level. The initial promise of change is put into ironic contrast with a structure that repeats the same verse three times, with increasing intensity. A powerful breakdown section is followed by a dramatic conclusion that represents new heights of artistic achievement for the band. The song is inspired by equal parts RHCP's "Scar Tissue" and The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" and can be interpreted more or less on either personal or political level.

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!


Band Members :
David Schafer -- Acoustic Guitar and Lead Vocals
Peter Vale -- Saxophone
Rashid Galadanci -- Lead Guitar

Τετάρτη, 5 Μαΐου 2021

Miles Grindey - Stride


Southampton-based artist Miles Grindey just released his latest track Stride. The song was written in 2018, worked on over 2019 then finally finished and released in 2021! “This track began life as a demo for part of an album which unfortunately is now scrapped. I loved this track so much that I had to do whatever it took to get it out there and I’m so glad it finally has. Now the whole world can hear it,” says Miles Grindey.



The song features vocals by Ian Michael Bruh (Bumpin’ The Mango/Backroad To Brooklyn), bass by Enrico Galetta and drums by Wayne Viar. “Following on from September’s “Isolate This!” I couldn’t let the music end. The great struggle to get this song completed meant that to me, this tune had a lot of personal love towards it. I’m just incredibly grateful that those parts recorded all that time ago can finally be available for all to hear.” Miles continues.

In two words : Highly Recommended !!!



Links:
https://milesgrindey.com
https://facebook.com/GoGreenGoGrindey
https://twitter.com/MilesGrindey
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5zS06Kh52khIFHWakB6oNc
https://soundcloud.com/milesgrindey
https://milesgrindey.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRYoUR7ngAEhEfk2ohrK1Xg
https://instagram.com/MilesGrindey

CorAnima - Vivamus


Vivamus is the brand new single, released by Long Beach based metal band CorAnima. It's an anthemic, melodic metal song with a modern sound inspired by nu-metal mixed with industrial. You can hear influences from Breaking Benjamin, Tool, Linkin Park and Bring Me the Horizon. Lyrically, the song references loved ones lost to addiction, but progresses towards hope and never giving up to overcome the disease.

In two words : Must Listen !!!


Band Members :
Fern Rivera - Vocals, Guitar
Ethan McGuire - Guitar, Drums
Shawn Boone Jr. - Bass

Τρίτη, 4 Μαΐου 2021

The Hollow Roots - Blame


Tennessee-based blues rock band The Hollow Roots just released their newest single titled Blame. The last few years the band has grown, sonically and lyrically, while still staying true to their old sound. The Hollow Roots have trimmed the fat, honed in on their song craft, and balanced their sound, and on the other side have produced a solid, catchy indie-rock song that will have the listener singing along to both the riffs and melody. Blame is the next step in the bands growth towards an actualized rock band that everyone can relate to. The song lyrics touch on topics of self-reflection and growth. Similarly, the listener will notice the addition of vocal layers performed by all members of the band to back the soaring chorus melodies. The listener will find sweeping guitar melodies and the familiar swagger of the rhythm section working in tandem to make that classic, yet refined, Hollow Roots, modern indie rock blues sound.

THE MACHINE KNOWS - Killer


Killer is the debut single by newly started Danish power-trio THE MACHINE KNOWS. The song is built on the rocking foundation of a cheeky shuffle beat, pounding bass, ferocious guitars and a grim tale of being betrayed by the ones closest to you. It’s Modern Rock with one foot steeped in tradition, the other on the speeder, the eyes narrowed in on the horizon, and a heart reckless in honesty. It is a manifestation of the group members deep love to the rock-genre and it shamelessly carries its inspirations on its sleeves. It tips its big hat to both the British and American mastodonts of the genre, while their wise teachings are filtered through the sense of lived life.

“It all began with one single note in the rehearsal space. Sometimes that’s all it takes. Suddenly you hear something new in the old familiar, and the song quickly grew to become somewhat of a monster with its own intentions. Originally the lyrics where inspired by a YouTube-series on the lives of Roman emperors - what a handful those guys were! - but the personal crept in and transformed the song to something more akin to the personality of the band,” says Kristoffer Veirum (vocals/guitar).

In one word : Excellent !!!


Band Members:
Kristoffer Veirum (vocal/guitar)
Tobias Weltzer (drums)
Antonio Roxy (bass)

Killer produced by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah/The Haunted) and is released on the small Aarhus indie label HQ Rec.

Δευτέρα, 3 Μαΐου 2021

GABRIEL - Fall Apart


Fall Apart is the follow-up to GABRIEL’s debut single, What A Shame. This song is about finding our inner strength to overcome the things in life that could easily break us, if we let it. From the beginning you are struck by the booming guitar of Gabriel Metzger. The song breaks down allowing the tormented emotion of Phil Walker’s vocals to come through. Heavy riffs build again and the song resolves with a guitar solo clashing with the dissonant rhythm guitar that shows the conflicting emotions within us all. Fall Apart gives listeners permission to bend, without breaking.


GABRIEL is a new rock band founded by 17 year old guitarist Gabriel Metzger. Gabriel started the development of this project shortly before the Covid lockdowns began. Instead of putting things on hold he decided to push forward and make the best of the situation.

Electric High - Trembling Bones


After putting out a five track EP named Go Easy On My Heart six weeks ago, Norwegian rockers Electric High are on it again, with another new track called Trembling Bones. This explosive piece of rock came together down after a hard night out, during a heavy hangover. The band says about it : "Singer PV Staff and guitarist Marius Mørch woke up, equally devestated by last night’s escapades, each with an idea for a new song. One called up the other, and two songs turned into one, about the way they felt when they woke up that day – with pounding headaches, death-breaths, stomachs turning, vague memories of what happened the night before, and – trembling bones."


The track was recorded at Solslottet Studios, in Bergen, Norway, produced by Iver Sandøy. The percussive intro illustrates the shaky state the songwriters were in while they conceived this song. And the «situation growing on my mind» is nothing but the escalating headaches and the paranoia of the foregoing night’s blurry events. The relentless stomp of the pounding chorus only amplifies the gut-wrenching feeling, followed by a brief moment of relief, before throwing you back into the claustrophobic vibe and another pounding chorus of «Trembling Bones». 

In one word : Excellent !!!

Band Members:
PV Staff — lead vocals 
Olav Iversen — lead vocals 
Marius Mørch — guitars 
Einride Torvik — bass 
Tor Bjarne Bjelland — drums



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Κυριακή, 2 Μαΐου 2021

Dull of Down - Praise & Play Rock`n Roll


Dull of Down (also called D.O.D.) are an Finnish rock band formed in Lappeenranta in 2020 by old friends Lasse Hyytinen and Marko Heikkilä. Heidi Saarelainen joined the band at the same time as a bassist. Their music has been variously described as hard rock, blues rock and grunge rock, but the band themselves call it simply “rock and roll”.

Respecting the traditions, the band once again released a double track single. The pair of songs now released is the band's third release in a row. As the name of the single suggests (Praise & Play Rock`n Roll), Dull of Down's new double is the perfect mood for anyone who loves the real rock music.

In one word : Excellent !!!

MuddiBrooke - Straight Jacket


Straight Jacket is the brand new single by UK-based rock band MuddiBrooke. MuddiBrooke are a new, all-girl, Alt-Rock/Grunge trio, consisting of Brooke, Anna and Mary. They are all in their 20s; and even though they haven't been playing long as 'MuddiBrooke', collectively they have 30 years experience of playing live in front of many large audiences and supported bands such as The Beautiful South, Scouting For Girls, Dr and The Medics and more.

Since getting together in January 2020, they have released two singles, which have already achieved airplay on Kerrang! Radio, made 'Track Of The Week' on BBC Introducing and even made it into the Top 10 of the Greek Rock Charts for four continuous weeks - as well as many other radio stations around the world such as Canada, United States, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and many more.
Looking to the future, MuddiBrooke plan to release their Debut EP, ‘LUNACY’, in Summer 2021 and are currently building a UK Tour and Holland/Germany Tour.


Brooke says about the track : “Straight Jacket came from the fact that, like a lot of people, us three all suffer from anxiety. For me, the effects from it can be so strong that it can cause me to have ‘derealisation’ or ‘depersonalisation’; this is a certain form of panic attack when it feels as though reality is slipping away and nothing is real. It can be very disorientating. I wanted to capture this feeling within a track, and so Straight Jacket was created.
You’d think our anxieties would affect our performance on stage but it often has the opposite effect where we all feel completely comfortable and ‘at home’.”

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Band Members :
Brooke , Guitar and lead vocals
Anna Melidone , Bass and vocals
Mary Prince , Drums

Σάββατο, 1 Μαΐου 2021

H A Z E - Skin

Singer songwriter H A Z E (aka Hazel Smith) is back with a brand new, third single, Skin. Taking a wild turn for a darker, heavier sound, Skin is an exacerbated depiction of deep instincts at their worst, diving into the darker corners of a troubled mind. The song follows the seemingly schizophrenic theme of Split - the Shyamalan movie - telling the story through an evil twin’s point of view as it takes control to live out one’s most unspeakable fantasies. 


Drawing inspiration from the darkness of 80s synthpop band Depeche Mode, 90s industrial rock Nine Inch Nails and newly anointed darkpop queen Billie Eilish, H A Z E not only sets a somber atmosphere through her lyricism but also by using compositional twists such as the use of tritones and unexpected modulations, making for unusual chord progressions. Collaborator and guitarist Jamal Aggoun once again worked on the arrangements for this song, along with producer Bob Matthews. Skin was mastered by engineer Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering.

In one word : Excellent !!!


Links:
http://www.facebook.com/hazelsmithmusic
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7gWFvGJsEUomcn5e4TnZGp?si=l0EBt6btRLyEpIdj3iryGQ
https://soundcloud.com/hazesmth/king/s-TZl0sZl24LI
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYeK3imiSLQ_FE80Yk3mfCg
http://www.instagram.com/hazesmth

Memphis Stone and The Elevators - Higher


Memphis Stone and The Elevators just released their third single Higher, an uplifting tale of being completely off your face on a mountain side watching the world go on around you and questioning your part in it all, and having major drug-induced revelations. It's a fast-paced and upbeat rock song – it features soaring guitars and Hammond organ over solid driving drums and bass capped off with soulful vocals. All wrapped up with what is turning out to be a trademark modern production of Matt Hay (who's worked with Robbie Williams and The Who).


From its first crashing chord, this track does what it says – it lifts you "Higher". Not in a celestial way, but in a "grab you by the balls", "you have no choice” way. It has a "turn this one up” and “bang out the drum on the steering wheel" sound that'll make you run faster, sing louder and wake up that little bit of your soul that didn't hear the alarm clock this morning.

Its influences are diverse with hints of British new wave & 70s rock – think The Ruts meets The Killers meets Blink 182, with a hint of Tom Jones and Georgie Fame thrown in for good measure.

In one word : Excellent !!!

Παρασκευή, 30 Απριλίου 2021

Bladderwrack - Troll

Bladderwrack are trolling us with their newest single Troll. Bladderwrack play uncompromising songs in an uncompromising way, about things that uncompromisingly piss them off. Two people, two instruments, visceral noises and unflinching lyrics. The band says that they "wrote and recorded the song and video for Troll remotely in lockdown as a response to reports of troll farms run by Putin to impact political decisions in the UK and US, Trump’s rampant trolling of anything and everything that doesn’t fit his agenda, and trolling of our own music on Facebook etc by various gammons and other idiots."


Bladderwrack is a 2-man rant rock band from Penge playing protest music in its purest form. They were formed as a reaction to the repellent events and specimens dominating the headlines and media, and each 2-minute song is a tirade directed at a deserving muse. Bladderwrack features a Victorian undertaker playing a battered 12-string acoustic guitar through an ancient bass amp via a concoction of abusive pedals, and bellowing furiously through an overdriven microphone. Providing the thunderous backbone to this murderous noise is a gravedigger who howls ferociously while punishing his drum kit.

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Nine Lives - Cutthroat Friends


Cardiff based band Nine Lives just released their debut single Cutthroat Friends. This is garage rock, but not as you know it. Listen for relentless riffs and hard hitting drums contrasted by ghostly leads that carry the sounds into a whole other dimension.The overall sound suggests influences from early Queens of the Stone Age records, with a main riff that brings to mind bands such as Fu Manchu and Turbowolf.


Drummer Hero Fancett and guitarist/frontman Topher Hughes have been working hard on this project for almost two-years! They describe themselves as a 'power duo posing as a power trio' after repeated difficulties with their line up lead to the decision to continue as a two-piece. For live performances the band uses a complex array of effects and amplifiers to emulate the sound of synths, bass guitars and even a second guitarist all playing simultaneously.

In one word : Excellent !!!


Πέμπτη, 29 Απριλίου 2021

THS - New Reality


New Reality is one of the latest singles by New York rockers THS. This is a classic rock song with a very smart guitar riff, great rhythm section and expressive vocals. Its simple melody is so addictive, that sticks into your mind with just a few times listening. But what is the lyrics about ? The band says about them : "Imagine if you will everyday being a bad day, nothing goes your way, ever, being a kid sucks, being an adult sucks, how long before it takes you over the edge and into the realm of violence.."

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Τετάρτη, 28 Απριλίου 2021

Atomic Bronco - Cruel


Atomic Bronco released their first new music of 2021, dropping the single Cruel on April 20th, a punchy, lo-fi indie rock tune, which is the first song off the upcoming Spectrum EP, due out June 1st. Cruel provides an instant vibe right from the start with a catchy acoustic riff and vocals dripping with swagger before erupting into an almost grungy chorus full of attitude and finishing with a fuzzed-out guitar solo. The song provides a great introduction and offers an intriguing insight of what to expect next from Atomic Bronco.


Atomic Bronco is a retro-inspired yet decidedly modern indie/alt rock act from London. The creation of producer and songwriter Kyle Nuss, Atomic Bronco blends an interesting mix of indie, alternative, garage rock, lo-fi and classic rock. The one-man rock band is originally from the heart of rural America, but now makes guitar driven music in his East London studio.

Κυριακή, 25 Απριλίου 2021

Ragdoll - Rise


Rise is the brand new single by UK rockers Ragdoll. Ragdoll was formed in Northampton UK in the late 80's by brothers Dave and Wayne Cox. The band played a mix of original and covers on a local and national level until the mid 90's when the members began moving to different countries. During the intervening years, guitarist Dec Burke having released 10 studio albums both solo and with named prog acts. Drummer Wayne Cox worked as a session player. including a top five single in Ireland. Bass player/vocalist Paul Hird moved to California, where he appeared in award winning short films and is currently mixing and mastering for artists worldwide. Keyboard player/vocalist David Cox also moved to Ireland where he has starred in numerous musicals. The band reconnected during the Covid lockdown and began writing and recording new material from three countries.


Rise is a classic rock song , with masterful guitar playing and catchy rhythm.You can recognize influence from bands like The Who, Free, Rush, Journey, Van Halen,Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. It's a song about the collective power of people stand up against injustice and prejudice in the world by peaceful means.

In one word : Excelllent !!!



Σάββατο, 24 Απριλίου 2021

Garrow Hill - Heartache for the Heartless


UK-based rockers, Garrow Hill, release their second single Heartache for the Heartless an indie-rock tune with a twist. A mix of Hard Rock/Metal with classic American Rock style and Grunge. Garrow Hill is an authentic band that writes from the heart, and a full understanding of cliches and irony! Heartache for the Heartless, is a song that looks at regret and perhaps what we do in life that we often think we could have done something else instead. Its more about making mistakes and accepting things are not perfect and living in the now and not living with negative baggage.

In two words : Must Listen !!!

Patient Lounge - Useless


Brisbane prog-rock band, Patient Lounge, just released their newest rock’n’rolling alt-rock tune Useless, engineered by Bernie Wedrat (Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Michael Brauer) at Lush Recording Studios (The 1975, The Butterfly Effect, Katy Perry) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Billy Joel, Green Day, Mastodon).

Useless is Patient Lounge’s hardest rocking track yet, with angular grooves, crunching tones, 2 guitar solos and a huge breakdown to close the song out. As always, Patient Lounge focused on capturing real, dynamic performances in their recording process, taking full advantage of the quality gear at Lush Studios and being firm on their vision for authentic recordings. 


Growling above the punchy drums and splitting guitar leads, singer Zach’s inimitable vocals lament the anxiety that a broken relationship brings: Lines like “I can weigh the fear in pounds if time, scales heavy bend my spine” are an insight into the impact lack of trust can have on the psyche, and how far-reaching it’s effects can be.

In one word : Excellent !!!



Red Skies Mourning - Light of Mine


Chris Aleshire is a a solo artist with a diverse set of genres behind him. Chris just released his brand new single Light of Mine under the name of his solo project Red Skies Mourning. It's a pop-rock song influenced by the music of artists like Chris Cornell, Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrel. This song takes you on your journey in life, ups and downs, sometimes doubting if the path you chose was the right one? Is it worth looking back or find the light inside you, that will help guide you through your journey.

In two words : Must Listen !!!



Barney Barnett - Thicker Than Water


Thicker Than Water is the second single from exciting new artist Barney Barnett - a multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter from South Wales.

Barney gained experience playing across the U.K. and Mainland Europe with South Wales Bands John Q Public and Detached while enjoying national radio play with John Q Public having a spin on the Radio 1 punk show.

After playing in projects over the last few years that have failed to get off the ground, Barney decided that it was time for a new direction and has started recording the foundations for an album due to be finished by the end of the year.


Featuring Barney on Vocals, Saxophone & Drums with his good friends Dan Gribble on Guitar and Jazz artist/producer Huw Marc Bennett on Bass Guitar, Barneys passion and charisma bleed through with a mix of influences from the likes of Oasis, Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Crowded House and many more...

In two words : Must Listen !!!





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