Rising stars: NORTHERN NATIONAL venerdì, 5 maggio 2017 22:35 by madseason
Northern National - MoneyBlind

Northern National are a Dallas, TX, alternative rock band that formed in August 2016 and released their debut EP, The New Age, later that year.

Northern National are releasing today the video for their brand new single MoneyBlind, one of my favourite songs of the season.

Produced by Dan Stringer (X Ambassadors, Johnny Stimson, Lauryn Hill), who also worked with the Texans on their EP, and mastered by John Davis (Lana Del Ray, U2, Royal Bloods), MoneyBlind fuses southern, indie, & alternative rock in an energetic and driving song.

Lyricwise, MoneyBlind tells the story of the pursuit of success, getting caught up in the chase, forgetting about the most important things in life, and finding yourself alone in your accomplishments. "To us, it's a warning and reminder that however much success we achieve - to not sacrifice the people, morals, and loved ones that matter in your life to achieve that success," the band explains. "The road might be slower, but it'll be worth it in the end. Don't be 'MoneyBlind'.

Watch the just released video for MoneyBlind clicking on the image and buy the song on iTunes now.

Charonné: new single from MODERN PLEASURE mercoledì, 3 maggio 2017 21:45 by madseason
Modern Pleasure - Charonné

Modern Pleasure is a five-piece band from Leeds, UK, with an indie/alternative rock sound made up of sunny melodies with a touch of melancholy and thoughtful lyrics.

Modern Pleasure have independently released several singles so far, including Messina and White Heels in 2016, Bliss Up -which was produced by Grammy-nominee Bryan Wilson (Wolf Alice, Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) last March and the new one Charonné a few days ago.

Charonné is an uplifting, smart, moving song that recalls the best stuff from Death Cab For Cutie. Check it up on SoundCloud and, while you're there, get the other singles too.

TWIN WILD: in total Control lunedì, 1 maggio 2017 23:58 by madseason
Twin Wild - Control

If you remember my posts about Twin Wild, you already know that I dig this band a lot, because of their very personal alternative/pop rock sound and their songwriting skills.

Twin Wild released their Adam Noble-produced debut EP My Heart last September and has, since then, collected 2 million streams on Spotify.

The four-piece from London is coming back strong with a huge new single titled Control: it's a terrific, addictive track that makes me drool for what the band could release next. Stream Control on SoundCloud and buy it on iTunes now!

The black blues heart of THE HOWLIN' SOULS venerdì, 28 aprile 2017 14:25 by madseason
The Howlin' Souls - Black Heart

Here's a band that should appeal to all those classic rock lovers looking for something fresh. The Howlin' Souls, from New York, are influenced by British rock greats The Rolling Stones, as well as the blues legends that inspired them -Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and the iconic Howlin' Wolf (whom they honor in their name).

The Howlin' Souls are releasing their debut self titled, 4-track EP today, April 28. Fritz Lang, long time engineer with time at CBGBs, Record Plant NYC, Sigma NYC and others as well as touring with Miles Davis, the Stones, Prince and other icons of music, co-produced the record with the singer/songwriter of the band, Pete Smith.

The mini-album starts with Anyway You Take It, a song that smells Stones from miles; the second one, Free And Young, it's an hybrid between Tom Petty and The Black Keys; next we have the current single Black Heart (watch the official video clicking on the image): I hear White Stripes influences in it; the closing number Alabama is a southern tinged track with echoes of Norman Greenbaum's superclassic Spirit In The Sky.

All in all, The Howlin' Souls is an highly entertaining rockin' EP, one that will surely put the band on the map. Stream it now on Spotify or on SoundCloud.

Something Fierce for DESERT TUNDRA mercoledì, 26 aprile 2017 23:37 by madseason
Desert Tundra - Something Fierce

A total new artist to me, and one I'm really starting to dig, Desert Tundra is the Indie/Alternative Rock alter-ego of Virginia native, now Los Angeles based, singer and guitarist Janet Jelena.
As a child of the 90's, Janet grew up listening to pop-punk/rock, especially the female bands in the mid 2000's, for their message and passion. As a determined 15-year-old, she picked up her first guitar and was soon enrolled in vocal lessons.
After years of playing in the local scene, a chance encounter with Dan Reynolds and Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons would become the push she needed to get her music career on track. Jelena would team up with producer Jim Ebert for her first three EPs before moving to Los Angeles and recruiting a backing band.

Desert Tundra latest EP, Something Fierce, was released last Friday, April 21; produced by John Bender (Paramore, My Chemical Romance, Breaking Benjamin), it's an eclectic EP with songs ranging from high-energy rock tracks to intense alternative ballads, a captivating and infectious collection of tunes that people can relate to on multiple levels.

Stream the whole Something Fierce on SoundCloud now and buy it on iTunes.

DRONE EPIDEMIC drop new EP Control martedì, 25 aprile 2017 15:09 by madseason
Drone Epidemic - Control

Alternative/active rock band from from Spokane, WA, Drone Epidemic is quickly becoming a favorite here at weChameleon.com.
The band featuring Oceans Divide's lead singer Chris McCoy, has a brand new EP out: it's titled Control and was self-released last Thursday, April 20.

The EP features six brilliant, energetic and anthemic songs with strong melodies, huge choruses and skilful musicianship. I won't name any of them, 'cos they all deserve your attention; so go check 'em out on Spotify now and stay tuned for further info about this amazing act.

WITHIN REASON: back to the battlefields venerdì, 21 aprile 2017 21:42 by madseason
Within Reason - Battlefields

Within Reason is an American rock band from Birmingham, Alabama, formed in 2005. After two albums, a couple of singles charting on Active Rock radio, major tours and festivals, important commercials, a feature on GRAMMY Live from the Red Carpet during the pre-show in 2013, the band disappeared from my radar.
But Within Reason weren't take a break at all, as I just found out that, after a tour with Buckcherry, the band began writing for their third album: they completed a fall tour with Seether and Saint Asonia in October 2015 and a winter tour in 2016 with Hinder, and then started recording the new album, co-produced by Hinder's Cody Hanson and Marshal Dutton.

The new record is titled Battlefields - Life Love And War, and was self-released last March 31. If you're into active rock, hard rock, anthemic powerful rock and band like 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin and Hinder, then stream Battlefields on Spotify and check some lyric videos for the more representative songs on the album on the band's YouTube channel.

Debut EP for new industrial rock band NEON COVEN mercoledì, 19 aprile 2017 21:42 by madseason
Neon Coven - Risen

Neon Coven, the new industrial rock band from Los Angeles, CA, released its debut EP Risen last February 1st via New Ocean Media. Recorded in Hollywood, the EP was produced by Jacob Bunton (of Lynam fame). The band is comprised of Anthony Montemarano on vocals, Ace Von Johnson on guitar, Kyle Cunningham on drums and the aforementioned Jacob Bunton on bass.

The EP consists of 4 tracks ranging from songs about survival and balance to emotionally charged anthems.

The album's title Risen is a dedication to the fallen and broken who refuse to back down and give up on their dreams. "The idea behind music is to connect, create and inspire" states frontman Montemarano. "Between life and death, we are always riding the quantum edge.

"These songs reflect on the uncertainties of life and coming to grips with our own mortality" adds Bunton. "The only guarantee we have in life is that one day it will end. It's up to each one of us to create our own destiny and live life to it's fullest. The world is full of ups and downs, but I've always believed in the Rocky Horror quote 'if you can dream it, you can be it'."

Musicwise, Neon Coven abandoned much of the ethos of the tradition of heavy rock to create an intellectual and theoretical sound, linked to an emphasis on anthemic, synth-heavy dance-rock and melodic vocals.

Stream this amazing EP on Spotify or on SoundCloud now!