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!

ZAYDE WØLF: Rumble Friday, 16 August 2019 18:45 by madseason
Zayde Wolf - Rumble (Official Lyric Video)

Alternative pop-rocker Dustin Burnett is releasing Zayde Wølf's new single Rumble today, August 16.

Dustin presented his new single to his followers with these words: "We all face obstacles – imagined or real. And so with that in mind, Rumble came about as a song to fight your inner demons.
It's an in-your-face rock anthem to get you to the other side of that Me vs Me battle, through the good and the bad.
Life can be a long battle and fighting these demons is simply a part of the war. I hope this song lights a spark to never lose hope."

If you're into Imagine Dragons, Bastille, OneRepublic, X Ambassadors, The Neighbourhood, Rumble is a song you can't miss: stream/buy it on your favorite digital music service and watch the official lyric video clicking on the image.

CHARMING LIARS: Bare Bones Monday, 12 August 2019 21:09 by madseason
Charming Liars - Insomnia (Acoustic)

Los Angeles alternative band Charming Liars are continuing their breakout year in 2019 with the release of a 4-track acoustic EP, Bare Bones and a run of West Coast headlining dates. The band will return to Europe in August for a tour with The Faim and then head back to the states for an extended run as direct support for Angels & Airwaves (here you can find all upcoming dates).

About Bare Bones Karnig Manoukian, guitar player and producer, says: "The songwriting process has always been an integral part of our music creation and laying out these songs in this simpler, more organic form allows the song, lyrics and melodies to really shine. This is something that we will definitely continue to do in the future and is something that really excites us. It brings us back to these songs that we lived with for months and allows us to rejuvenate and recreate."

Check the video for the acoustic version of Insomnia clicking on the image and buy/stream Bare Bones on iTunes and Spotify.

AMY GUESS: Lay Low Friday, 9 August 2019 22:35 by madseason
Amy Guess - Lay Low

Rising artist Amy Guess, from Las Vegas, NV, his releasing alluring new single, Lay Low. With an electric guitar that cuts deep into the chorus, Guess presents a powerful vocal lead relaying the story of a much-needed break from reality.

Lay Low describes the multifaceted emotions that come with stepping away from a situation for the sake of your own mental health: "I wrote most of this song pacing around my living room. As years go by, you get a better compass for who you want to spend your time around because life isn't long enough to spread yourself thin with people you don't truly have a passion for being with," explains Guess. "This song is about taking a stepping away from the wrong relationships to have more time for the right ones."

Produced and co-written by Scott Chesak (Panic! At The Disco, Weezer) with additional production by JT Daly (K.Flay), Lay Low offers strong and emotive vocals, relatable lyrics, and catchy melodic deliverances resulting in a cathartic alt-pop track.

Lay Low is the second single off of Amy Guess' upcoming EP, set for release later this year. Download and stream the track across all digital media platforms worldwide, and check Amy's music on Spotify.

HUNGER: My Shirt Your Dress Monday, 5 August 2019 19:08 by madseason
Hunger - My Shirt Your Dress

Ambitious Austrian alt-rock trio HUNGER, have released their new track, My Shirt Your Dress. The song is the second single off of their forthcoming record, Mosaik.

With a chilled melancholic sound, HUNGER stray from their trademark synth-based tracks and embrace a moody, dark pop, soundscape.

"The song is about the big 'what-if' love of your life," the band explains. "We all have it. We all know it. You might have this one person you never asked on a date although you felt a very strong connection with, or might have met the better half of your life, but for some reason it just didn't work out. Sometimes love just never really gets the chance."

Produced by the band's own Johannes Herbst, My Shirt Your Dress is now available to download and stream across all digital media platforms worldwide.

Also, watch the official music video now clicking on the image.

HERO THE BAND: Back To Myself Saturday, 3 August 2019 15:42 by madseason
Hero The Band - Back To Myself

This is something different, but very interesting and highly enjoyable nonetheless. I'm speaking of Hero The Band's new single Back To Myself, a modern-day funk rock anthem released a few days ago via Republic Records.

"We have been around music all of our lives, and we want to make music for the rest of our lives." says Nick, the youngest member of the band from Atlanta, GA. Hero The Band's musical influences are Queen, Coldplay, Take 6, Boyz II Men, The Temptations, The Beatles, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Earth,Wind, and Fire, U2, Prince, and Lenny Kravitz. It is no surprise that the brothers play the bass and lead guitars, keys, and drums. "Because we write our own lyrics and musical sound, it allows us to express our real emotions and share ourselves with the world", says Jerramy. "We are not in a box, we don't have a lead singer. We are just a mixture of different genres of music, like Michael Jackson or Andre 3000,"Justin says.

As the band grows in musicianship and artistry, Hero The Band have been blessed with many phenomenal performance opportunities. The band has performed at such venues as the Masquerade, Phillip's Arena (National Anthem for the Hawks), and performed as the opening act for the legendary "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" band, Mother's Finest.

Watch the video for Back To Myself now clicking on the image.

THE FAIM: Humans Tuesday, 30 July 2019 21:15 by madseason
The Faim - Humans (Audio)

Humans is the first single from The Faim's forthcoming debut album, State Of Mind, which will be released on Friday, September 13 via BMG.

The Faim came into existence as naturally as their music. The Australian group met while in high school in Perth, and the friends soon began penning their own songs, inspired by bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco and Metallica, and an array of musical influences, from indie rock to jazz, to pop-punk.

Humans was produced with Patrick Morrisey (Weezer, Pharrell, Hayley Kiyoko) and David Dahlquist (Aurora, Fletcher) in New York and Los Angeles, and includes a great balance of unique pop-rock sounds, rounded out with lush live band elements and a massive, resonant chorus.

"Humans is about embracing the unique qualities that make up who we are, from our individual character and personality traits, to our strengths and weaknesses. These diverse characteristics, and how they evolve throughout our lives, show us what it means to be human and how connected we all actually are," the band explains.

Check Humans now clicking on the image.

SEPTEMBER MOURNING: Unholy Friday, 26 July 2019 21:18 by madseason
September Mourning - Unholy

The genesis of September Mourning started in a dark New York basement, where a young girl discovered her father's old comic book collection and quickly became enraptured by the stories, especially the characters and arcs in the Batman series.

"'The Killing Joke' is still my favorite comic book" says band leader and creative driving force Emily Lazar (AKA September). The stories and characters helped turn Lazar into a life-long artist across several mediums –including ballet, story-telling, visual art, and music. She has combined those various talents into a living and breathing, graphic-novel-come-to-life with her band of Reapers in September Mourning. With the release of their new single and video Unholy, they continue to forge ahead with their aural and visual extravaganza.

Unholy was produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Motley Crue The Dirt Soundtrack, Starset, Sevendust, MEYTAL) and Nick Scott (Asking Alexandria, Bless the Fall, I See Stars), with mixing by Chris Lord-Alge (Linkin Park, Gren Day, Of Mice and Men). The song's scorching guitar riffs and sing-song chorus breakdowns tell a tale of a love so strong that it is fatally addicting. Unholy raises the band's artistry to a new level and will make for an anthemic addition to an already compelling live show. The band is currently on tour with Flaw before seguing to the Smile Empty Soul tour in late August.

Watch the video for Unholy clicking on the image and buy/stream the song on iTunes and Spotify.