SUNSET SONS are back with The River venerdì, 17 agosto 2018 21:00 by madseason
Sunset Sons - The River EP

After a two-year hiatus, French based British/Australian indie rockers Sunset Sons are back with The River EP.

Produced by Grammy nominated and MPG Producer of the Year, Catherine Marks (Foals, The Killers, Wolf Alice), The River EP was released last July 27 on LAB Records and consists of 4 brand new songs.

Now a three-piece band, after guitarist Robin Windram left the band to concentrate on his family, Sunset Sons show their growth hasn't shown signs of slowing, as The River is a tight and strong EP: established fans of the band will love it, and I guess new ones will join the party.

Stream The River EP clicking on the image.

Royal Teeth - Never Gonna Quit

American indie pop rockers Royal Teeth have announced their return with the anthemic new single Never Gonna Quit along with an accompanying music video that features Valerie Sassyfrass of the viral sensation Girl's Night Out" performance showcased previously on Ellen.

Never Gonna Quit is the first single from the band's new album to be released late 2018/early 2019.

Never Gonna Quit is the new trademark motto for the band. "It became the mission statement for the whole album," explains vocalist Gary Larsen. "It felt like we just hit restart. We didn't want to compare anything we were doing to anything we had done. We love that you can feel the aggression and the sense of urgency but it never loses its purpose or joy."

Watch the video for Never Gonna Quit clicking on the image.

Rising stars: MESSER venerdì, 10 agosto 2018 21:09 by madseason
Messer - Save Myself

Messer have released their 2nd single and video Save Myself as they prepare to head back out on tour with Gemini Syndrome.

The Dallas, Texas based band is following up on the success of their first single Make This Life, which reached #25 on the Active Rock radio charts - the only truly independent act to do so thus far in 2018. 

Save Myself is included in Messer's self-titled debut album: released last April 20 on Maddpants Records, it debuted at #3 on the Soundscan New Artists chart and was named "New and Noteworthy" by iTunes.

The album is mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa Roach, David Bowie, Motley Crue) and is a prime example of brilliant cutting edge modern rock sound.

Watch the video for Save Myself clicking on the image and stream Messer on Spotify.

lovelytheband - These Are My Friends

lovelytheband is an alternative pop band that formed in 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The band is led by Mitchy Collins, former Oh Honey member, guitarist Jordan Greenwald, and drummer Sam Price. The band debuted in July 2017 with Broken, a single that quickly racked up over three million streams on Spotify and topped Billboard's Alternative Songs chart for six weeks. Billboard proclaimed the group among "10 Rock & Alternative Artists to Watch in 2018" as they supported Vance Joy and AWOLNATION on tour.

Everything paved the way for the arrival of the band's first full-length, finding it hard to smile (RED Music). Produced by Christian Medice (P!nk, Adam Jensen, Natalie Imbruglia) these 16 tracks entrance, engage, and enchant with cathartic, compelling, and catchy choruses. And, most of all, this is by no means alternative pop by numbers.

Check the video for the new single These Are My Friends clicking on the image and stream/buy this totally awesome record following this link.

No Small Children - I'm So Concerned

No Small Children - three elementary school teachers from LA - are releasing their brand new video I'm So Concerned today, August 3. It comes off the band's album What Do The Kids Say?, released in May.

What Do The Kids Say? was co-produced by singer & guitarist Lisa Pimentel and the legendary Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Filter, Rob Zombie). The record showcases No Small Children's songwriting ability songs and skilled musicianship. From the feel-good, anthemic sound of Radio and I Don't Believe What You Say, to the infectious pop/AOR melodies of Can You Imagine and Bullfighter, WDTKS? is chock-full of catchy songs with great commercial potential: a must for all the "silk & steel" rockers out there.

Back to the I'm So Concerned video: the cinematic black and white visuals pair with the band's raw and honest song to showcase their feelings as educators in modern-day America. "I'm So Concerned captures our worries as teachers about the world we're leaving for our students and the effects societal anxiety has on our youth. It also speaks to our desire to listen mindfully to our students to understand them and what they have to say" said Lisa.

Check the video clikng on the image and stream/buy What Do The Kids Say? following this link.

Behind the Mask: CODE RED RIOT martedì, 31 luglio 2018 21:54 by madseason
Code Red Riot - Living Low

Having originated as a cathartic music outlet for Corky Gainsford (formerly of the Century Media signed outfit Otherwise), Code Red Riot are taking audiences by storm with their full-length debut Mask, released last June 29 via Red Music (Sony Music).

Mask is a collection of powerful alternative rock songs that feature anthemic choruses, melodic riffs and soul-searching lyrics balanced on top of a hard-hitting rhythmic groove.

Mask should appeal to fans of early Nickelback, Saliva, Foo Fighters, Devour The Day and all that bands that don't sacrifice musicality for heaviness.

Watch the video for the first single Living Low clicking on the image and stream/buy the whole album following this link.

Puzzle Pieces: the return of FRAMING HANLEY sabato, 28 luglio 2018 16:41 by madseason
Framing Hanley - Puzzle Pieces

I'm a little late on this but, as usual, better late than never. Alternative rockers Framing Hanley from Nashville, TN, are back with a new single.

Titled Puzzle Pieces, it was released last June 5 and is a melodic, intense and energetic song that suggests the American act has matured both musically and lyrically. Check it out clicking on the image.

Frontman Kenneth Nixon stated "For the last few years there was a part of me that I was running away from.  When FH ended, I was vocal that 'rock n roll broke my heart.' But the last 6 months I realized that I was just being a bitch and rock n roll was a huge part of my life.  Writing together with Ryan [Belcher, guitar player] again, our sound came back and I knew we had to let fans of FH hear what we had been suppressing. Get ready; this shit is gonna get fun."

Puzzle Pieces is the first single from Framing Hanley's upcoming new album Sumner Roots, to be released in Fall 2018 with Thermal Entertainment.

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.