Parker Bossley - Chemicals

Parker Bossley is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter that was a member of Hot Hot Heat, Gay Nineties and Mounties. He currently co-fronts a band called Fur Trade alongside Hot Hot Heat's singer and founding member Steve Bays.

Chemicals is Parker's debut single as a solo artist. It's an awesome indie-pop song that was produced and mixed by Grammy award-winning record producer Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Walk The Moon, Kaiser Chiefs).

"Chemicals' is me writing about my relationships with drugs and love," says Bossley. "The hook was spawned in my head on the third day of a festival when the drugs just literally didn't work anymore."

The video for Chemicals is released today: maddening and playful, it's is a brief look into the abstract youth's transformative internal landscapes. It was directed by Joseph Wallace, a BAFTA Cymru nominated animation director. Filmed at Hangar Puppet Animation Studio in Bristol, UK, Chemicals is a nod to the highs and lows, and the unsettling yet comforting undulate feelings of an evening where drugs fuel the sunset into a sunrise.
Watch the video now clicking on the image.

Luna Kiss - You Are

Luna Kiss are an Alternative Rock band from the city of Coventry, UK. Six years on from the release of their acclaimed debut album Echoes Of Sound, Luna Kiss return with a new collection of songs, Following Shadows.

Recorded with esteemed producer and prog legend John Mitchell (Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis), Following Shadows was released last June 22 via Crow Face Records.

"This really does feel like our first album," says bassist Ross Morris about the new album. "Echoes Of Sound was six years ago and we were kids. It was our training ground but we've moved on, we've evolved and this new album is something that we're genuinely all proud of and that we feel represents the way we sound right now.

Following Shadows is a progressive alt-rock album with electronic, indie and pop music elements. It's a record with very contrasting dynamics and moods both musically and lyrically, that will please all fans of clever yet entertaining rock.

Stream it now on Spotify and watch the video for the leading single You Are clicking on the image.

IN THE WHALE: Highways of Dopamine Friday, 6 July 2018 21:00 by madseason
In The Whale - Highways

Denver heavy rock duo, In The Whale have been turning heads and accumulating a mass of die hard fans and followers thanks to a relentless tour schedule and a go-for-the-throat live performance. Artists and festival promoters have caught notice, with the band playing Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Afro Punk, Warped Tour as well as shows with the likes of Jane's Addiction, Descendents, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello and many more.

In The Whale are releasing their latest single Highways, today, July 6.

Highways is the first single from In The Whale's EP, Dopamine, to be released next August 3. It was recorded  at the Foo Fighters' famous Studio 606 and produced, engineered and mixed by Steve Evetts (Mad At Gravity, Story Of The Year, The Dillinger Escape Plan).

Highways is a downtuned, garage rock/Nirvana type of song, that could have been taken from a 90's rock playlist. Check it out now clicking on the image.

In The Whale just finished 3 support dates for the Descendents and will be setting out on their own headlining tour after their show at Denver's Warped Tour on July 2.

ZAYDE WØLF's Modern Alchemy Tuesday, 3 July 2018 23:43 by madseason
Zayde Wølf - Modern Alchemy

Alternative pop-rocker Dustin Burnett released Zayde Wølf's new album Modern Alchemy last June 8.

Modern Alchemy was preceded by a handful of great singles, such as the already covered Gladiator and Rule The World.

Dustin presented his new full-length album to his followers with these words: "Modern Alchemy is about pushing yourself into something greater than where you came from or how people may have defined you. I've got a head full of dreams, guided by love and everything good this world has to offer. This album is my modern alchemy."

If you're into Imagine Dragons, Bastille, OneRepublic, X Ambassadors, The Neighbourhood, Modern Alchemy is for you: stream/buy it clicking on the image.

CZARINA: a dark star on the rise Saturday, 30 June 2018 15:06 by madseason
CZARINA - Silence & Surrender

Dark synth-pop musician CZARINA (aka Vero Faye) has released her debut single, Silence & Surrender, from her forthcoming album, Painted Holograms.

Accompanied by atmospheric 80's style synth, CZARINA's smoky and powerful vocals spin a cinematic tale filled with seduction, melodrama and heroism that transports her audience into the middle of a John Carpenter film.
CZARINA wrote, composed, arranged and performed Silence & Surrender, and tapped producer Joe Peretore to lead the production, synth, and sound designs.

Silence & Surrender echoes of Eurythmics strongest moments, Lisa Dalbello's most accessible songs and cult band Device's luscious synth-wave rock.
Stream/buy Silence & Surrender now clicking on the image.

On a curious note, before CZARINA, Vero Faye spent her time as the full time creative director and founder of the famed footwear and accessory brand, IVY KIRZHNER NEW YORK. With a design aesthetic true to her own notoriously unapologetic rock-and-roll persona, her footwear collection became a global success, with a long list of celebrity clientele including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Kesha, Lily Collins, Cassie, Jamie Chung and Tori Kelly.

Pulling Teeth: first LP for CITY OF THE WEAK Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:29 by madseason
City Of The Weak - Not This Time

City Of The Weak are an exciting female-fronted modern rock band from Minneapolis.

Their first full-length album Pulling Teeth, produced by Chiodos vocalist Craig Owens, was released last Friday, June 22.

City Of The Weak's sound combines catchy pop melodies with aggressive guitar riffs and moving bass lines to create a genre of its own.

Pulling Teeth includes previous singles Censor This and Ungrateful, and the new one, Not This Time: watch the video clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.

DON VEDDA: hot nights in San Diego Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:30 by madseason
Don Vedda - I Don't Mind

I already covered San Diego, California, vocalist/guitarist Don Vedda, last year, when he released his single Hell Of A Night.

A couple of weeks ago Don unleashed the full-length album of the same name, featuring the aforementioned title-track, alongside 9 modern melodic rock songs that will appeal to all fans of catchy upbeat music with haunting hooks and melodies.

The album was independently released through Don's label Vedda Records and produced by Kris Crummett and Brian Grider.

Stream Hell Of A Night on Spotify and watch the video for the new single I Don't Mind clicking on the image.

ANDY ELLIS steps up to The Edge Of The Earth Wednesday, 20 June 2018 22:35 by madseason
Andy Ellis - Wasteland (Where's All The Money)

Andy Ellis isn't a new name at all, as he's been a member of Black Lab for 18 years.

Recently Andy was overtaken by a new inspiration, a calling to step up that translated in a solo album, titled Sunshine At The Edge Of The Earth, that the Los Angels artist wrote, performed, produced, recorded & mixed by himself. 

"This brilliant piece of synthpop involves everything he's good at - writing, playing, programming, producing and mixing - as well as his excellent new vocals" said Andy's music partner in Black Lab, Paul Durham, commenting SATEOTH.

Check this jewel out now on BandCamp and watch the lyric video for the first single Wasteland (Where's All The Money) clicking on the image.