WAVY TREES: I Wanna Go Out Friday, 26 March 2021 18:00 by madseason
Wavy Trees - I Wanna Go Out

If Wayne's World and Bill & Ted's Excellent adventure collided in an alternate reality House party, Los Angeles based Wavy Trees would be the band playing in the back yard.  The cosmic bartender at this gathering would be mixing swaggering  rock riffs with the attitude and energy of garage-punk, dumping it into a shaker and pouring out a potent cocktail of we-could-give-a-fuck fun.

With the release of debut track I Wanna Go Out they are declaring themselves to the world with the perfect anthem for the pent-up frustration that so many are feeling after being in pandemic lockdown for more than a year.  Life is short – so Wavy Trees wants to have a good time while they are here, and they hope you come along for the ride.

In talking about the catchy-as-hell I Wanna Go Out, Wavy Trees' Zack Smith explains: "Originally, the song was titled Don't Wanna Go Out – but it made no sense after the pandemic hit so we changed the chorus lyric & then it made perfect sense. We are basically just talking about the frustration of being stuck inside our own cages… And stuck in our heads – the thoughts that hold us back from our full potential as humans. Sometimes the only thing holding us back are on own selves, and we need to shake that loose and just go for it. The song also alludes to the first time of getting high & just the chaotic things that we all go through when we're young".

The band recorded with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner (Seether, Bush, Papa Roach, Lacuna Coil, Otherwise), who is also the owner of NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA.

The band is recording new material now with Baumgardner, with more singles and an EP to be released later this year.

Meanwhile, stream/download I Wanna Go Out and watch the official video clicking on the image.

SHALLOW SIDE: Juke Box Hero Sunday, 7 March 2021 15:00 by madseason
Shallow Side - Juke Box Hero

Alabama rockers Shallow Side have released a new cover song and video for the classic Foreigner song Juke Box Hero.

Covid has hindered touring and the band spent some time recording some new material and some of their favorite classic rock songs with the first being Juke Box Hero. Jeff Pilson (Foreigner) when hearing the song said "So great to hear a young band's take on this classic. They added a freshness and moderness to it that really lifts the song into the future. Great work!!!

Back in 2016, the band covered Styx's Renegade which got rave reviews from Tommy Shaw and Eddie Trunk.

The band is still supporting their first full length album Saints & Sinners (produced by rock and metal giant Michael "Elvis" Baskette) and anxiously waiting to hit the road again.

Their overall discography also includes Origins compilation (2018), One ep (2017), Stand Up ep (2014), Home Today ep (2012) as well as several singles.

Watch the video for Juke Box Hero clicking on the image and stream/download the song following this link.

LITTLE HURT: Every Second Saturday, 20 February 2021 19:38 by madseason
Little Hurt - Every Second

Following up on his breakout 2020, Little Hurt (aka Colin Dieden, formerly of The Mowglis) has used his time during the long Covid quarantine to full effect. The resulting recordings are now available on his just released first EP Every Second.

The new focus track from the release is a deeply personal song titled Messed Up: "I wrote this song because I wanted to talk about some things I'd never spoken about in my music before, in particular how my parent's divorce affected me." said  Colin "And why I've struggled with love, and with myself. I keep thinking things will be clearer as I get older but that just never happens. As much wisdom as you gain from your experiences, life constantly throws new challenges and there's really no way to ever be prepared. I guess we keep hoping that things will be permanent and it takes a lifetime to realize that just doesn't happen - you have to get used to things being in flux or it will drive you crazy".

Every Second is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide. Check it out clicking on the image.

ZERO THEOREM: The Killing II Tuesday, 26 January 2021 18:48 by madseason
Zero Theorem - The Killing II

Los Angeles based Zero Theorem are continuing their momentum from 2020 with the release of new EP The Killing II, now available worldwide.

The band combines existential lyrics about the human experience with blistering instrumentation. The group follows the lead of bands such as Tool and Primus by creating an entire universe of sound and light for fans to explore.

The band teamed with renowned producer Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach) on the EP and new focus track Joke.

Joke expands on the band's exploration of what it means to be authentically human, especially at a time in which the lines between organic and artificial reality continue to blur. In the accompanying video directed by Daniel Prothero, Zero Theorem expands its sci-fi universe with the depiction of another mysterious alien world. Here, a childlike being emerges from the ground to wreak havoc on the planet and its unsuspecting inhabitants as Prothero's psychedelic 2D animation takes him on a whimsical journey of destruction and transformation.

The Killing II is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.

MOON FEVER: Cocaine Monday, 7 December 2020 16:59 by madseason
Moon Fever - Cocaine

The chaos of the current year has broken each of us in unique ways that may take years to mend, but anything is possible as long as we stick together. People need an anthem that can unite them and remind them of the power music possesses. Thankfully, Moon Fever has the answer with new single Cocaine.

Packed with stadium-ready production and a memorable hook, Cocaine is a party song that that can help listeners shed the stress and worries of life in 2020 and lose themselves in the music. They can picture the way life was in the "before" times, and they can believe in a better future. It's auditory escapism arriving right when we need it most.

Lead Singer Cody Jasper says: "Cocaine is a song about what you think it is about. As a rock band living in Los Angeles, we've had some wild times and crazy stories to tell. Some good, some bad… So we decided as a band we needed that trusty old party Rock song on the album. We all know the lie cocaine tells you. This song is about that devil on your shoulder [who is] trying to convince you to come into the city 'like a hurricane ready to blow' - this song is an anthem about playin' hard and livin' fast."

Check the video for Cocaine - filmed at Bomb City and Dollhouse in Amarillo, TX - clicking on the image and stream and download the song on digital music platforms worldwide

OCEAN GROVE: Dream Tuesday, 1 December 2020 21:03 by madseason
Ocean Grove - Dream

Alternative rockers Ocean Grove have a new single out, called Dream.
Originally a hidden track on Flip Phone Fantasy and written long before the year was thrown into disarray, the release of the song arguably marks the track that 2020 needs.

Vocalist Dale Tanner describes the song as the ultimate PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) anthem: "it feels as though the lyrics have taken on an even deeper relevance when we look back on the stories of life's fragility that have been making headlines for months. Ultimately it hopes to inspire listeners to stop paying attention to the naysayers and the constant reminders that we're not good enough and instead to chase those crazy life goals to no end. This song is Ocean Grove running to the rooftops and shouting loud and clear that time is our greatest commodity and we shouldn't waste a bloody second of it."

Bassist Twiggy Hunter adds, "Dream was written to empower the listener and instil a sense of don’t-give-a-fuck-ery with a bold, glistening undertone of optimism and hope. We hope listeners can use this song as a form of lifeblood to not give up hope through the times ahead and go on to prosper and thrive in their own individualism."

Watch the official music video for Dream clicking on the image.

ATWOOD: Out Of The Blue Monday, 23 November 2020 19:26 by madseason
Atwood - Out Of The Blue

Hailing from the fertile rock breeding ground of Milan, Italy, Atwood introduced themselves to the local scene with the release of their first single – Black Mirror, which was just the beginning of a storyline. Their debut EP, at odds, delivered in November 2018, has been defined as "a seamless blend of pop, alternative rock, synth and electronics and some post-hardcore influences flowing into one melting pot of sound, enriched by alluring vocals."

The band immediately started working up a strong following in Milan's pop-punk, alternative scene, playing shows with icons such as Eyes Set to Kill and Lost. On October 2019, Atwood released Dance In The Sun, marking the beginning of a new approach to their songwriting and lyrical content: catchy, yet meaningful, poppy, yet well rounded, Dance In The Sun is the first single off an upcoming EP, to be released in 2021.

On April 30 the band released another single off the upcoming EP, called Ghost. The track masterfully merges modern pop ambiences with a melancholic, earworm-like pop punk chorus ready to get clubs jumping.

Out Of The Blue is the title of the just released new single. Using the band's own words, it "tells the beauty of waiting for something good to come – and the wait becomes a bubble we lock ourselves in, oblivious of the passage of time. Out of sight, out of mind has never been more unrealistic."

Atwood are quickly becoming one of the best Europan indie/alternative pop rock bands: check the official video for Out Of The Blue (click on the image) and discover why.

LONE KODIAK: Bones Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:00 by madseason

Indie-rock trio Lone Kodiak has released their newest electrifying single, Bones. The song delivers a nostalgic message about life, love, and loss that listeners can relate to with sweeping electric guitar, cinematic drums, and haunting vocals.

The band explains that the process of writing this track was just as mesmerizing as the song itself: "Bones was a happy, happy accident. We were experimenting with intros for our live set; we took one of our previous songs, slowed it down, and reversed it (which is what you'll hear at the beginning). We were totally captivated by this melody we kept hearing, and two hours later, we had a new song. I think our best songs are ones that just kind of come together naturally without a ton of interference from us."

Bones delivers an emotional and intimate impact that will leave listeners wanting more: a stunning track that hints at what's to come.

Bones is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.