YONAKA: Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow Monday, 3 June 2019 21:36 by madseason
Yonaka - Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow

Yonaka is a female-fronted four piece rock band from Brighton, UK. They were included in the Kerrang!' "13 Bands You Need To Know In 2019" list, so you know there was some hype behind them.

Yonaka's debut album was released last Friday, May 31, via Asylum Records. It's titled Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow and includes the singles Bad Company and Lose Our Heads, as well as the title-track, released a couple of weeks ago.

"We self-produced the entire LP" said lead singer  Theresa Jarvis, adding "The album's title, Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow, is a message about reaching out to someone, picking up the phone and making a call; it's about knowing it's okay to not be okay. The title-track is a personal favourite of mine. We can't wait to release the album and we hope it resonates with our fans as much as it does with us."

Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow is a very impressive Alternative Rock album: strong songwriting, hard-hitting songs with a good dose of melody in them, and a singer with a great presence and a passionate voice.

Stream Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow on Spotify now!

The Royal Concept - The Man Without Qualities

Alternative pop rockers The Royal Concept independently released their brand new album last Friday, May 24: titled The Man Without Qualities, it's the second full-length album for the Swedish band and the follow-up to their 2015's Smile EP.

The Man Without Qualities was recorded in Boulevard Recordings in Hollywood and produced by the band with long-time collaborator Chris Seefried (Lana Del Rey, Larkin Poe, Counting Crows).

Chock-full of addictive, perfectly crafted pop rock songs, led by flickering synths and driving guitar rhythms - check as examples the singles Need To Know and Up All Night - The Man Without Qualities is the perfect record for fans of the solar side of music.

Stream this awesome record on Spotify now clicking on the image.

SILVER RELICS: Generic. Thursday, 23 May 2019 22:38 by madseason
Silver Relics - Generic.

Silver Relics is a New York City-based rock band formed by vocalist/multi instrumentalist/songwriter Alex Sepassi and drummer Justin Alvis.

Drawing influence from the iconic British songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s and brooding '80s rock, Silver Relics deliver a psychedelic sound that simultaneously smolders and electrifies with fierce energy, conjuring vibrant technicolor dreams and scenes of breathtaking adventure.

After relocating to New York in the Spring of 2017, Sepassi and Alvis were determined to record a collection of songs prior to their departure. "What makes these songs different for me is how we were able to capture a snapshot of all the things that surround a life changing move in a very short period of time... the excitement, the uncertainty, the risk, the anticipation, the massive fucking anxiety just to name a handful," Sepassi says. "I think these are experiences that a lot of people go through often and you certainly don't have to move across the country to identify with this concept. It's very human."

Silver Relics continue to resonate with their listeners and to extend their reach since they began performing on New York stages in late 2017. Their live performance and style has often been compared to their artistic influences: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Duran Duran, Joy Division, The Verve, Nirvana, The Stone Roses, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, The Doors, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.

Silver Relics have just released their debut album, Generic.: throbbing with urgency, it is a thrilling collection that focuses on change and all of the complicated feelings that go with it.

Get Generic. on iTunes or stream it now on Spotify clicking on the image.

THE BLANKO: Stimulation Paradise Friday, 17 May 2019 21:39 by madseason
The Blanko – Soul To Soul

The Blanko are a Finnish alternative rock band formed in 2006. The group consists of Pauli Hauta-aho (lead vocal and guitar), Jakke Saarinen (drums) and Jykke Tikka (bass).

Their music is a sort of "modern retrorock" that combines different styles, like power pop, alternative rock and hard rock, with infectious melodies, harsh interpretation, as well as a whimsical melancholy that is especially transmitted in the band's most peaceful songs.

The band, that cites as ingluences Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, Rage Against The Machine, Muse and Nirvana, is an energetic live act blessed with an intensive charisma and stage presence.

The Blanko new, third full-length album Stimulation Paradise was released last April 26 via Flying Colours Records. Produced by the band with additional production by Jonas Olsson, it features the leading single Electric Desire.

Stimulation Paradise testifies the band's growth as songwriters and musicians: strong, addictive and intense, it's one of the best Finnish albums of the last ten years.

Stream/buy Stimulation Paradise on your favorite digital music service and watch the just released video for Soul To Soul clicking on the image.

OWEN-GLASS: The Rope & The Rabbit Friday, 10 May 2019 21:27 by madseason
Owen-Glass - The Rope & The Rabbit

Last month I posted about Owen-Glass -the emerging duo of of singer-songwriter Kelly Wayne Conley and guitar prodigy Cole Humphrey- and their beautiful single Saint.

Saint is off their brand new debut album The Rope & The Rabbit, released today via August Eckler Media.

The Rope & The Rabbit was produced and engineered by David Beck, mixed by Beck, Conley and James Campbell at Cibolo Studios in San Antonio, TX, and mastered by Evan Bradford (The Avett Brothers, Dierks Bentley, Dawes) of Mixtown USA in Los Angeles, CA.

Of working with Conley, Bradford said, "I truly enjoyed working on his music and am honored to have been a part of this album. I personally find it difficult to box music into really specific genres, but I also feel that the best songs and albums don't necessarily fit into a nice little box, and this definitely falls into that category for me. There is clearly a theme and concept that threads the whole album together, and I love how it speaks to me."

The Rope & The Rabbit is a delicious record for those who approach music with an open mind: the Americana influences merge perfectly with a smooth jazz sound sometimes enriched by the always fascinating '70s-style keys, sometimes by a passionate alto saxophone or a vibrating electric mandolin.

In all, Owen-Glass produces a mysterious and intriguing sound, providing a little something for everyone while maintaining a cohesive character and a rare and refreshing authenticity that leaves fans wanting more.

Buy/stream The Rope & The Rabbit on your favorite music provider now.

In The Whale - Teeth

Denver killer punk rock duo In The Whale has just released a new music video for their single, Teeth.

The Teeth video was shot by In The Whale fans and features pro skaters Eli Reams and Jeromy Green. Both skaters are endorsed by Earth Skateboards and ride on a custom In The Whale "teeth" deck.

Check the video clicking on the image.

Teeth is included in Dopamine, a six track EP produced by Steve Evetts (The Used, Sepultura, Dillinger Escape Plan) and recorded at the Foo Fighters' famed Studio 606. Dopamine's first-week sales made it on to the Billboard Heatseekers, Independent Albums and Heatseekers Mountain (#1) charts, without the support of a label, or mainstream radio play.

Stream Dopamine on SoundCloud or on Spotify.

H.E.R.O. unveil their debut LP Humanic Friday, 26 April 2019 16:56 by madseason
H.E.R.O. - Humanic

Three piece rockband from Copenhagen, Denmark, H.E.R.O. are releasing their debut full-length album Humanic today, April 26, via Mermaid Records.

weChameleon's addicted already know that I have a spot for this band. I really dig their songwriting, the way they gel hard-hitting guitarriffs, big choruses and pop melodies to shape strong yet easily enjoyable songs.

Humanic include previous released singles This Means War, Higher, Dangerous and Superpowers. The last one is currently at the #1 spot of the Official Japan Radio Airplay Charts: recently the band played in Japan as support act for Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators and signed for Sony Music Japan International!

H.E.R.O. is Christoffer Stjerne on vocals/guitars, Søren Itenov on guitars and Anders Kirkegaard on drums: they're all super-talented and Humanic is a mandatory listening. Check it out clicking on the image.

Scattebrain: new single for KULICK Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:57 by madseason
Kulick - Scatterbrain

Scatterbrain is the title of talented singer/songwriter Kulick's new single, released last March 29 via GRNDVW/Gold'N Retriever Records/RCA Records.
Scattarbrain, a follow-up to last year's debut EP Hydroplane, was written by Jacob Kulick with his good friend and talented musician April Rose Gabrielli, recorded in his studio and mixed by Adam Hawkins (Twenty One Pilots, Switchfoot, Anberlin, Muse).
"Scatterbrain is a song about today's busy society, both young and old, and the constant battle to stay true to who you are. Deciding to fight the resistance to not be who you are in order to please others, gain attention, and popularity. We're spending too much time focused on our phones, our material selves, and our digital lives instead of focusing on our self discovery, physical lives, and dreams." says Jacob, adding "It also has undertones of fighting the person or people who aren't good for you, even if they pretend to be. It's also about choosing to always fight for what is right, even when the world is leaning the other way. I feel the most proud of this song than any other song I've released so far. I'm evolving, I have more hands in the creative process, and I feel proud of myself for that. Which is a big achievement for me. I don't want to be a singer; I want to be an artist. With this song, I feel like I made a piece of art."
Scatterbrain is an excellent Alt-Pop Rock track that leaves me eager to listen to more new stuff from Kulick: check it on YouTube (click on the image) or on Spotify now.