All the noise of CASTLECOMER mercoledì, 25 luglio 2018 21:48 by madseason
Castlecomer - All Of The Noise

Castlecomer are an Australian band from Sydney consisting of four cousins and a close childhood friend.

The group began playing live during their teenage years and took their band name from a plaque mounted outside their grandfather's house, one they later found out referenced the Irish village his family had emigrated from.

Much like the band's music, their name possesses deep personal meaning while still retaining an air of evocative mystery, hinting at places they've never been but still somehow course through their veins.

After signing with Concord Records, the band took a leap of faith in early 2018 and moved to Nashville: "We wanted to live in a 24/7 music community. As soon we arrived, we discovered that there was live music happening from 1pm onwards in every bloody corner of the place. It was exactly what we needed."

All Of The Noise is the title of the second single off Castlecomer's debut album out October 5. The song was produced by Scott Horscroft (Silverchair, Birds Of Tokyo, Empire Of The Sun) and released a few weeks ago. It's an awesome guitar oriented indie-pop track that should appeal to fans of X Ambassadors, Bastille and Young The Giant. Watch the lyric video now clicking on the image.

Big Mother Gig - Obliterate

Big Mother Gig are a Los Angeles-based/Milwaukee-bred power pop rock band that originally formed in 1992 and returned to the scenes in 2017 after a 20-year hiatus with Almost Primed, an EP of 6 hard-hitting songs praised by the rock press.

Big Mother Gig are releasing their compelling new single, Obliterate, today, July 20.

Grungy enough to please 90's rock addicted, anthemic enough to grant you will sing its chorus out loud, Obliterate is an angst-ridden powerful track inspired by the events in Parkland, FL, that "attempts to understand white American rage and tries to come to terms with this body of the American populace who are teetering on the edge of violence. It's filled with judgement, attempted understanding, lost signals and a lack of redemption as the perpetrator succumbs to handcuffs."

Buy/stream Obliterate clicking on the image.

Ghost stories from THE RAMONA FLOWERS martedì, 17 luglio 2018 21:30 by madseason
The Ramona Flowers - Ghost

The five-piece indie-synth group The Ramona Flowers have released a music video for their latest single, Ghost, which reached the Top 30 charts on college radio.

The Ghost music video was directed by Frankie Nasso and shot in the Hamptons, NY. The video portrays the sensation that a past love is still around.

To stick with the ghost theme, the clip reveals the "lost" James Bond Aston Martin DB7. It's filled with little details that make it more meaingful than a band performing in an empty house. It creates a metaphorical match between vision and lyrics. The camera follows a girl that appears to be an apparition throughout the house while the band plays, promoting the lyrics, "it's your face that I see flicker even though you're not around".

Ghost is the new single from The Ramona Flowers' latest album, Strangers: check it out if you still haven't.

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.

Following Shadows: the evolution of LUNA KISS martedì, 10 luglio 2018 21:57 by madseason
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 venerdì, 6 luglio 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 martedì, 3 luglio 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 sabato, 30 giugno 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.