Envy: the return of FRAMING HANLEY Friday, 21 February 2020 23:52 by madseason
Framing Hanley - Envy

Framing Hanley is releasing their 4th studio album Envy via Thermal Entertainment today, February 21.

"If you would have asked me when we started back in 2007 'what do you envision as your sound 12 years from now'," states vocalist Kenneth Nixon. "I certainly wouldn't have predicted this -- but holy hell am I excited about the evolution in this band's music. We spent 3 years working on this album and it is undoubtedly the very best of Framing Hanley from start to finish. We needed a break in 2015 -- but we're back now, and we're firing on all cylinders."

Three singles from Envy have been released as singles so far: Puzzle Pieces, Baggage Claim and Throwing Knives have already surpassed 15 million streams.

See how tese amazing rockers have progressed checking out Envy: click on the image and choose your favorite digital platform or buy it physical.

NORTH: Breaking Me Down Friday, 31 January 2020 21:00 by madseason
North - Breaking Me Down

British soulful rock singer North is releasing her debut single, "Breaking Me Down" today, Friday, January 31st.

Merging traditional blues elements with a modern rock edge, Breaking Me Down highlights the up-and-coming singer's gritty, powerful voice.

The single is ultimately an anthem for resilience, as North hopes to inspire herself and others to stay strong through life's darkest moments.

Breaking Me Down is also the first single off of North's upcoming EP, to be released on February 28.

Check Breaking Me Down out clicking on the image.

A Killer's Confession - The Indifference Of Good Men

A Killer's Confession, the band led by vocalist Waylon Reavis, is back with their much-anticipated sophomore album, The Indifference Of Good Men.

The new record was produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Starset, Sevendust, MEYTAL) in Los Angeles, CA. It was released last Friday, October 18, via Wake Up! Music Group, and features the most recent band's single Numb.

With The Indifference Of Good Men, A Killer's Confession has constructed one of the most high octane, adrenaline fueled, gut wrenching albums of the year.

The Indifference Of Good Men is equal parts beauty and tragedy and takes the listener on a journey to the edge of insanity and back.

Formed in 2016 in Cleveland, OH, A Killer's Confession is led by vocalist Waylon Reavis and consists of Morgan Bauer (drums), JP Cross (bass), and Mark Alexander (guitar) and Brock Star (lead guitar).

Stream/buy The Indifference Of Good Men on your favorite digital music service.

KONGOS: 1929: Part 2 Friday, 11 October 2019 21:30 by madseason
KONGOS - 1929: Part 2

South african alternative rockers KONGOS release their new album 1929: Part 2 today, October 11.

The album features the singles Western Fog and Fools and is the second chapter of a story which began earlier in the year with 1929: Part 1.

In support of the album, KONGOS embarked on the 1929 Tour that started on October 1st with support act, FITNESS, the electro-pop duo featuring ex-members of AWOLNATION and Eve 6.

As previously reported, the band launched an 8-part docuseries available on Amazon Prime, "Bus Call", which follows their story and gives a compelling and realistic window into life on tour. The brothers also host a podcast, "The Front Lounge", where they discuss music, ideas and more with guests that include other musicians, artists, touring professionals and entrepreneurs.

Stream/download 1929: Part 2 on your favorite digital music service.

BAD WOLF: Breathing Underwater Friday, 27 September 2019 20:49 by madseason
Bad Wolf - Breathing Underwater

Alt-rock duo Bad Wolf is releasing the official video for their new single Breathing Underwater today, Friday, September 27.

With vulnerable lyrics and catchy vocals that glide over moody guitars and powerful, driving drums, Breathing Underwater explores the internal conflicts a queer person faces when making their way in the world.

The cinematic video ties together themes of the ocean and mermaids combined with an LGBT storyline.

Based in Los Angeles, Bad Wolf has been creating their own unique version of alt-pop by forging together sci-fi and fantasy with a touch of Goth rock.  With sounds similar to Evanescence, Paramore, and Birthday Massacre, Bad Wolf has the competitive advantage of having different influences and musical backgrounds along with the skills of self-production. The duo, consisting of Kota Wade and Tommy Oleksyn, has diverse accolades, which range from performing with Echosmith and We Came As Romans, having over a million views on YouTube, to performing annually at the Labyrinth Of Jareth Masquerade Ball, one of North America's largest fantasy events.

Watch the video for Breathing Underwater clicking on the image.

DOG DRIVE MANTIS: Volta Saturday, 14 September 2019 12:03 by madseason
Dog Drive Mantis - Volta

Something different this time: Dog Drive Mantis are an instrumental indie rock band based in Toronto, and they just released their new music video Volta, a fluid and expressive track inspired by the imagery of a lighthouse.

The rich, full-bodied sound of Dog Drive Mantis comes from a blend of influences from surrounding genres: they bring together the colorful textures and moody, poetic melodies of progressive indie post-rock with the vibrant horn-driven sparkle of jazz fusion.

"Volta was inspired by the imagery of a lighthouse on a desolate shore where the surrounding waters begin calm but quickly turn frenetic and frantic, working its way up to a cascading storm that reaches a breaking point before returning to a disoriented but calm state" said bassist Carmen Haines, adding "The music reflects all of these changes that the imaginary setting experiences. Beginning and ending with a droning pulse that mimics the swirling glow emitted from the lighthouse."

As Dog Drive Mantis are not an easy band to pigeonhole, you better watch the video for Volta now clicking on the image and judge by yourselves.

For me, it's two thumbs up, and I can't wait to listen to more new stuff from this original act.

THE BAND CAMINO: tryhard Friday, 6 September 2019 22:14 by madseason
The Band CAMINO - tryhard

Nashville-based alt-rock act The Band CAMINO released their Elektra Records debut EP tryhard last August 23.

About the title of the album, the band commented: "Somewhere along the way people have called us 'try-hards'. People thinking we took ourselves too seriously or were trying to be something we weren't. Of course we're try hards. Of course we want to create something bigger than ourselves. People often use "try hard" in a derogatory sense, but we'd rather own the fact that we've given every ounce of ourselves to making this music."

"tryhard is Graham Rowell. tryhard is Spencer Stewart. tryhard is Garrison Burgess. tryhard is Jeffery Jordan. tryhard is our manager Jameson Roper. tryhard is our producer Jordan Schmidt. tryhard is every person who has poured into us and believed in us along the way. tryhard is bigger than any one person and we hope this EP represents a TRUE band, a true collaborative work of art that finds you on your good days and bad and hopefully makes you feel a little bit more understood somehow."

tryhard marks The Band CAMINO's transition from alt-rock's next big thing to alt-rock's new big thing. It's a fresh, modern, awesome record that I urge you to check out on your favorite digital music service.

WINTERBOURNE: Echo Of Youth Friday, 23 August 2019 21:57 by madseason
Winterbourne - Echo Of Youth

Winterbourne, the Australian duo of long-time friends and collaborators James Draper and Jordan Brady, are releasing Echo Of Youth, their debut full-length album today, August 23.

The duo worked with their self-appointed musical dream team consisting of producer Andy Mak (Vera Blue), engineer Jackson Barclay (Timberwolf) and multi-instrumentalist Thom Mak, delivering a 12-song opus of exhilarating indie rock, rich in swirling guitars, lush synths and soaring, catchy choruses. Even with its richly textured and distinctive, genre-defying sound, Winterbourne still manage to preserve the simplicity of their reputable essence, with James and Jordan's singing and guitar-playing at the album's core.

"It might sound overly dramatic, but this really does feel like the culmination of everything we've done in the last 12 years, including even the most vague and unnecessary nonsenseWe approached the record with the very deliberate goal of creating something that could sum us up completely, and serve as an answer to the question ‘so, what do you guys do?' or, ‘what kind of music do you play?'" said J&J about the release Echo Of Youth, adding "This has been by no means a duo effort, and we're forever indebted to the wonderful people around us who have taken our nice romantic album fantasy out of our heads and brought it into reality."

So, go check this much awaited, awesome record now, streaming or downloading it from your favorite music service... I think it will rank very high in my personal end-of-the-year chart!