Halflives - Echo

You may remember my post about Halflives, the Italian alternative rock band, from last September.

The group from Modena is releasing today their debut album Empty Rooms, an awesome alt.rock/pop rock 8-tracks record, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Francesco "Katoo" Catitti.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the album, singer Linda Battilani said, "I was finding myself in a really dark place when writing these songs and I used the feelings I was carrying with me to give birth to something new, something deeper from everything that was written before. The inspiration came from different pieces of my life, including things I've seen on tour, things I've felt even by just staring outside of the ferry approaching to the white cliffs of Dover under the rain. Each song is a different empty room where I've let my feelings flow, you can visit them all and find a piece of us in each of them, a story, in each of them."

Watch the video for the latest single off of Empty Rooms, called Echo, clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.

FORGET TOMORROW are The Real Thing mercoledì, 12 aprile 2017 21:54 by madseason
Forget Tomorrow - The Real Thing

Forget Tomorrow is a dynamic six-piece alternative rock/R&B band from Wolcott, CT. The band has released a couple of EPs so far, Identity in 2015 and Wasted Time last year.

Wasted Time was produced, mixed, and mastered by Andrew Baylis (Sylar, Conditions, My Enemies & I) and truly depicts the evolution and maturation of Forget Tomorrow's sound.

Both their R&B and hardcore influences are evident in these songs, giving the band an extremely catchy, polished, and passionate piece of material.

The American act is now doing what it takes to advance to the next level, and are currently pursuing record labels, management groups, and booking agents to help them further their musical career.

Meanwhile they released two brand new singles in the last two months: The Real Thing (watch the video clicking on the image), and Say No More, whose lyric video can be watched following this link.

They're are both finely crafted and catchy pop rock songs with all the characteristics of Forget Tomorrow's sound, so go check them out now.

Debut album for HONEST MEN lunedì, 10 aprile 2017 22:35 by madseason

Honest Men is an indie alternative rock band from Wako, Texas. Formed in the spring of 2015 after winning Baylor University's battle of the bands, their local fanbase grew. In the summer of 2016, Honest Men journeyed to Nashville, TN to record their debut album Okay Dreamer with producers Jared Fox and Jacob Schrodt at Fox Den Studio.

The album was independently released last January, 20: taking a familiar story and telling it in an unfamiliar way, the album brings listeners on a journey through desert and fire, kings and kingdoms, death and life.

If you're a fan of Colony House, Young the Giant, Coldplay, COIN or Bad Suns, download Okay Dreamer for free on NoiseTrade or stream it on Spotify.

NO MONEY KIDS: electro-blues from France venerdì, 7 aprile 2017 21:15 by madseason
Hear The Silence - Take Me To Your Home

No Money Kids are an electro-blues duo from Paris, France, composed of young singer-guitarist Félix Matschulat and bassist-sampler-arranger JM Pelatan.
Born from a studio meeting in 2013, No Money Kids released their first EP Old Man in March 2014, followed by their full-length debut I Don't Trust You in November 2015.

Their songs appeared in a number of advertising, TV series and movies (Puma, Night Shift, Banshee, Misconduct with Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins).

Hear The Silence is the title of their brand new second album, released last March 24 on Lqcg/Roy Music. Not easy to pigeon-hole, their music merges the classical style of the old school blues with modern electronic patterns.

Take as exemple the leading single of the new album, Take Me To Your Home: the band put out a video for the song, and you can watch it clicking on the image above.
Also, you can stream this awesome album in its entirety on the BandCamp page of  the band.

Stay with DRAWING NORTH mercoledì, 5 aprile 2017 22:59 by madseason
Drawing North - Stay

Canberra's alternative pop-rock trio Drawing North, today releases their newest single Stay. The single is the first new music since their debut album El Dorado last year which peaked at #3 on the iTunes chart.

The new single, written by members Michael Po and Drew Southwell, is a song that aims to encapsulate the feeling of elation with another person.

It is produced by renowned producer/songwriter Andy Mak (Boy & Bear, New Empire, Winterbourne) and co-produced by Drew Southwell of Drawing North. "This song is our favourite from our new batch of songs and it has had the most positive feedback from our live performance" Said Po, "We recently showcased at Sundance Film Festival & SXSW and had a sold out show in Utah that we captured on film for the official video".

Stream Stay on SoundCloud and buy the song on iTunes now.

The Way STATESIDE Were lunedì, 3 aprile 2017 21:36 by madseason
Stateside - The Way We Were

Stateside are a young, female-fronted, alternative pop-rock act from Brisbane, AU, that brings a fierce and unique sound to the scene.
Their debut EP Burning Bridges was released two years ago and reached position #30 on the iTunes Alternative Chart; since that release, the band has toured the country relentlessly to gather quite a strong fan-base nationwide.

A few days ago, Stateside dropped their brand new single: titled The Way We Were, it was released last March 21 an it's a catchy alt-pop rock tune that may appeal to fans of Paramore and Tonight Alive. Watch the official video for the The Way We Were clicking on the image and stay tuned for further news on this promosing act.

WILD DOMESTIC: New video, new Matt venerdì, 31 marzo 2017 21:09 by madseason
Wild Domestic - New Year, New Me

Indie/alternative rock act Wild Domestic has just released a brand new video for New Year, New Me, a track from the latest, awesome EP Singular.

New Year, New Me is one of my favourite songs on the EP: soundwise, it's a sort of a cross between a classic rock track and some of the rawer songs of the Welsh band Feeder.

Citing Wild Domestic's creator Matt Carlson, "New Year, New Me is about moving on from past rejections and failures and using them as motivation. As far as the video, I wanted to further amplify the idea that I am Wild Domestic."

Watch the video for New Year, New Me clicking on the image and, if you still haven't, stream the whole Singular EP on Spotify and buy it on iTunes.

Anyways... VARSITY WEEK mercoledì, 29 marzo 2017 21:36 by madseason
Varsity Week - Anyways

Varsity Week is an alternative pop rock band from Tacoma, WA, now based in Los Angeles, CA.

Last year Varsity Week signed with Another Century, the alt-rock imprint of the Century Label Group, and, in November, released their first single for the new label.

Titled Anyways, the single was produced by AWOLNATION's Kenny Carkeet and Jim Kaufman (Night Riots, Emery, Danny Worsnop); it's a ultracatchy, terrific, powerpop track that will be included in the band's debut album, to be released later in the year.

Now Varsity Week are releasing the official video for the song: directed by Ryan Pesecky, it's a visual delight that complements the heartfelt lyrics. Watch the video now clicking on the image.