THE PREATURES sing about Girlhood mercoledì, 16 agosto 2017 23:01 by madseason
The Preatures - Yanada

The Preatures are an indie/alternative rock Australian band from Sydney. Citing The Beatles, The Divinyls and The Pretenders as major influences, the band centres around vocalist/keyboard player Isabella 'izzi' Manfredi's songwriting and iconic performance style.

Blue Planet Eyes, their debut studio album, was released in 2014 and peaked at #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

The band's sophomore full-length album was released last Friday, August 11, via Universal Music Australia: it features the first single and title-track Girlhood and the new single Yanada (click on the image to watch the just released new video).

If you like modern pop rock with delicious grooves, infectious refrains and an indie, DIY attitude, then stream Girlhood on Spotify now.

Australians RIVAL FIRE unleash their War lunedì, 14 agosto 2017 19:08 by madseason
Rival Fire - War

Melbourne alternative rock band Rival Fire released their debut album War last Friday, August 11, via Sony Music Entertainment Australia.

Rival Fire have been on tour recently supporting the likes of Dead Letter Circus, Birds of Tokyo and Superheist. While on tour with Dead Letter Circus, Rival Fire struck up a close friendship with the Brisbane band which resulted in the band working with Luke Palmer and Clint Vincent who produced the newest album tracks War, Slave, Dreams and Addiction.

Having previously released album tracks including Badman and Riot on their RIOT EP last year, the band decided to add more songs to the final album. "I felt like I was ripping people off if we didn't add more on, and working with [Dead Letter Circus] was fantastic, they really brought out the best in us, really pushing us hard, which we needed" explains vocalist Rob Farnham (son of legendary singer John Farnham).

War is a brilliant album that deserves the attention of every alternative rock fan: stream it now on Spotify!

From Gold Coast comes new sensation FAIRCHILD venerdì, 11 agosto 2017 21:30 by madseason
Fairchild - So Long And Thank You

Fairchild are an amazing indie pop/synth rock band from the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland (Australia).

Last week, on August 4, Fairchild released their debut full-length album So Long And Thank You, via their own label, Canvas Sounds. It was produced and mixed by Catherine Marks (The Killers, Foals, Wolf Alice).

The leading single off the album is the title-track. Guitarist Tim Voeten, talking about it, said: "So Long And Thank You was written in different sections, by different members of the band, but with the same person in mind—my father. When I hear this song, of course I think about my Dad, but I also remember that it helped cement in me my love for making music with these people."  Watch the video clicking on the image.

If an hybrid of INXS and Hurts could be your cup of tea, stream So Long And Thank You on Spotify now.

Breakaway - Adrenaline Hearts

Modern Pop-Rock Sydney-based band Breakaway (often stylized as B R E A K A W A Y), released their new album The Light That Keeps Me Awake, last May 26.

The band, that cites among their influences Paramore, You Me At Six, Deaf Havana and My Chemical Romance, delivers an highly entertaining album that should appeal to fans of 30 Seconds To Mars, Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons.

Stream the whole new record on Spotify and check the just released video for the new single Adrenaline Hearts clicking on the image.

SMALLPOOLS and The Science Of Letting Go domenica, 6 agosto 2017 21:09 by madseason
Smallpools - Million Bucks (Lyric Video)

Totally awesome powerpop band, Smallpools from Los Angeles, California, have just released their new EP The Science Of Letting Go last Friday, August 4.

The five-track EP is out thanks to Kobalt Music, a group that, as vocalist Sean Scanlon reported to Billboard, is "super-cool, super-smart and they seem to understand what's happening today."

The Science Of Letting Go features, among the others, the leading single Million Bucks (watch the official lyric video clicking on the image) and the Rooneyesque Centerfold, one of the most addictive songs of the year.

Stream The Science Of Letting Go on Spotify now: mandatory listening!

SMOKE SEASON - Good Days: the video sabato, 5 agosto 2017 21:30 by madseason
Smoke Season - Good Days

A few weeks ago I told you about Indie-pop/electronic duo Smoke Season's new single Good Days.

The LA band has just released the related music video, a nostalgic, sun-kissed clip shot entirely on 8mm film, that delivers a heavy dose of the 1970s vibe that has recently become synonymous with Smoke Season.

Good Days is directed by longtime Smoke Season collaborator, Scott Fleishman (of APLUSFILMZ) who recently handled videos for Snoop Dogg, Yellow Claw, Elliphant, DJ Snake, and became known for collaborations with Kendrick Lamar over the years.

"'Good Days is a song about nostalgia. We wanted to capture the bittersweet feeling of remembering times that shaped you into who you are today. Those events seem to slip by as they're happening but their importance becomes so clear in retrospect. To us, this is the definition of soul-shaping” commented the duo

Watch the video for Good Day now clicking on the image.

Rising stars: TIGERS + THIEVES giovedì, 3 agosto 2017 22:47 by madseason
Tigers + Thieves

Tigers + Thieves are an indie-pop rock band from the East Coast of the United States.

After their first EP, You Can't Have Everything, left them with airplay on Philadelphia's WXPN, coverage from Relevant Magazine, and a handful of shows under their belt, Tigers + Thieves headed into the mountains to record more music. The result is Charminar, their new EP to be released tomorrow, August 4, on Pigeon Cash records.

The first songs released from the new record, Change Your Mind and the titletrack Charminar, give us an hint at the evolution of Tigers + Thieves' sound: sonically complex yet endlessly catchy, something for fans of Local Natives, The Neighbourhood, Young the Giant, Foster the People and The Temper Trap.

Check these two tracks on Noisetrade, where you can also download them on a pay-what-you-want basis, clicking on the image.

Noctorius NOMY releases new single martedì, 1 agosto 2017 21:45 by madseason
Nomy - Noctorius

Patrick Marquardt, better known with his stage name Nomy, is born and raised in Ulricehamn, Sweden, with Croatian and German roots. In his early years, Nomy began with techno/trance/chipmod among other genres and put it all together in the assembly program Fastracker 2.

More and more, Nomy began to use his voice as an instrument and started after a while to create music with inspiration from Bad Religion, Lag Wagon, Dia Psalma and NoFx but also from aggressive genres such as Fear factory and Guano Apes.

Nomy is a true independent musician: as some of his songs played over 5 million times on Spotify, it is safe to say that the result of his independence and activity on the Internet has payed off.

Today Nomy finds his inspiration from bands like HIM, In Flames, Danko Jones and life in general.

Nomy's brand new single is the ultra-addictive, instantly likeable Noctorius, a song with a sound that mixes Carpark North with The Rasmus. Check it out now on Spotify or YouTube!