BLAKE ENGLISH: Spiders Make Great Poets Friday, 15 May 2020 12:00 by madseason
Blake English - Spiders Make Great Poets

Blake English was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, home of many musical juggernauts such as REM and The B52's. He has always been interested in honing his skills in all forms of performance art, using the instrument of his body to express his artistry. He has been heavily involved in the theatre and dance scene since he was a child.

His musical influences are David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson, and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way. He is also heavily influenced by the cinematic horror universe and all of its creatures, which come across brilliantly in each of the videos he releases.

Blake has headlined for Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation events, danced on The Ellen Show, performed at SXSW Music Festival, been featured on School'd (The Goldbergs ABC) and shared a stage with his life long mentor Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls).

Blake is releasing his debut EP, Spiders Make Great Poets, today, May 15.

Spiders Make Great Poets is a coming of age story about Blake English's journey to break down societal expectations, dealing with social pressure, and self-expression. With his haunting and intense lyrics and upbeat delivery, you can't help but bop your head to it. Blake delivers raw and angst-filled vocals about his emotional turmoil and traumatic experiences, that captivates its audience and gives them a vivid glimpse into his journey.

Blake's unique glam-punk sound is not only retro but fresh. If you're a fan of My Chemical Romance, All Time Low, Panic! at the Disco, or simply enjoy glamorous, theatrical, flamboyant rock, then you have to check Spiders Make Great Poets out. Stream/download it on your favorite digital music platform

MOON FEVER: Casanova Tuesday, 14 April 2020 19:35 by madseason
Moon Fever - Casanova

Moon Fever is a Hollywood-based band consisting in vocalist Cody Jasper, guitarist Mitch Micoley, guitarist Joe Perez, bassist Gabe Maska and drummer Greg Garcia.

Their hedonistic, larger-than-life sound might recall a more hellacious period of rock'n'roll history, but make no mistake: Moon Fever is a band built for modern times. In a musical world where genre lines have been muddied beyond recognition, Moon Fever unabashedly worship at the altar of the Sunset Strip idols that came before them –a welcome respite from the multi-hyphen, blend-o-matic masquerading as today's rock music.

Moon Fever trade in high-octane garage-infused riffs, soaring vocals, and lyrical storytelling with enough debauchery to simultaneously raise eyebrows and fists. It's unfiltered, honest-to-god rock with a sonic upgrade for today's listeners' discerning ears.

With the release of new single Casanova the band is kicking down doors and wooing fans into their frenetic world.

Check the lyric video for Casanova clicking on the image and stream and download the song on digital music platforms worldwide.

NADIA VAEH: MONROE Friday, 27 March 2020 16:08 by madseason
Nadia Vaeh - Monroe

This is something different, but I thought it's a great opportunity to celebrate this year's Women's History Month.

Nadia Vaeh is a singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia fusing southern soul with pop music.

She is releasing her brand new single, Monroe, today, Friday, March 27.

Monroe is a brilliant pop anthem that will resonate with women around the world, as it pays homage to female icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Meryl Streep, Celine Dion and more.

"I wanted to write a song paying tribute to many of the women who have influenced me as an artist, entertainer, and woman. Monroe to me is about being confident in yourself and working to uplift and inspire other women. We all have room to shine and when we allow that light to flow through, we can create space for others to do the same" said Nadia about the new single.

Proceeds of the song will be donated to GirlUp, a United Nations Foundation inspiring a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change.

Stream/buy Monroe on your favorite digital music service clicking on the image.

NORTH: self-titled debut EP out today Tuesday, 24 March 2020 14:07 by madseason
North - North ep

"I'm from the North" is the fitting phrase often used by singer/songwriter North, "where there's no such thing as bad weather - only inappropriate clothing!" Now living in London, this fearless 29-year-old songstress is using the battles she has fought and won, including the infamous BMU scandal that rocked the UK music industry in 2018, as fuel to fire the likely success of her first EP.

With influences that include Christina Aguilera and P!nk, North remarks "I love the whole strong, feisty and fearlessness thing they portray... they preach acceptance and fight for the underdog so I guess that resonates." She draws further inspiration from the likes of Slash, Nirvana, Elton John and Etta James which should be an indication of the wide-ranging sound you can expect to hear from North. Her powerful vocals are reminiscent of Christina Aguilera (and Canadian blues rock singer Sass Jordan I would add...) but with the soul of Janis Joplin, drawing you in while also making you aware that nothing will break her down. It's quite the thing to experience.

North's self-titled debut EP is being released today, Tuesday, March 24, on Dreamscope Records.

The EP is rooted in rock and blues with North's awe-inspiring vocals giving the project a distinct fearlessness.

The EP includes the leading single Breaking Me Down, an anthem for resilience, as North hopes to inspire herself and others to stay strong through life's darkest moments.

Buy/stream the EP on your favorite digital music service clicking on the image above.

MOTIVE BLACK: Broken Monday, 23 March 2020 18:45 by madseason
Motive Black - Broken

Los Angeles-based Motive Black is the creative phoenix born of singer Elana Justin's pain, tenacity, and resilience.

The New York raised rocker pulled up roots in 2018 and moved to the West Coast for a fresh perspective in her life and art. This would ultimately lead to dynamic new relationships and the formation of Motive Black.

Elana connected with Grammy-winning producer Nick Rowe who has worked with everyone from Vampire Weekend and Lamb of God to Madonna and Snoop Dogg. The duo wrote all the tracks for the band's upcoming debut EP due out later this year.

Broken is the first single released off the album. "Broken is about the fight I had internally that allowed me to break down the walls I'd built up around my heart for protection. By being willing to take a chance and open myself up again, I came back to being myself" said Elana.

Watch the video for Broken clicking on the image.

PAYSON LEWIS: Nothing To You Wednesday, 26 February 2020 18:45 by madseason
Payson Lewis - Nothing To You

Here's Nothing To You, indie-pop artist Payson Lewis' latest music video. Directed by Collin H. Duffy (Superfruit, Hunter Hayes, Toly), the music video follows Payson as he laments about being only a doormat (quite literally) for his lover.

The release of Nothing To You dives deep into the realization of when it's time to leave a relationship. The emotional journey Payson describes is highlighted through haunting production qualities worked by Ben Soldate who produced and mixed the song. The track also features mastering by Grammy Award-winning Eric Boulanger and Adam Tressler on guitar, who creates the perfect instrumental terrain for the visceral lyrics.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Payson Lewis has always had a close relationship with music.   Just after graduating, his career was launched by placing 4th on NBC's The Sing-Off.  Since then, he has used his diverse musical skill set in performances all over the world.  He's sung with national symphony orchestras in Taiwan and Korea, starred in theatrical performances in Chicago and Las Vegas, sung on multiple major motion picture soundtracks, and acted on several TV shows, including Jane the Virgin, The People vs. OJ Simpson, and How I Met Your Mother.  Last year, he released his debut record, Take Me Apart to universal acclaim and amassed well over half a million streams on Spotify.

With Nothing To You, Payson Lewis displays his personal creativity and musical abilities while claiming his spot in the indie-pop scene. The single is available for download and streaming on all digital music platforms.

Envy: the return of FRAMING HANLEY Friday, 21 February 2020 23:52 by madseason
Framing Hanley - Envy

Framing Hanley is releasing their 4th studio album Envy via Thermal Entertainment today, February 21.

"If you would have asked me when we started back in 2007 'what do you envision as your sound 12 years from now'," states vocalist Kenneth Nixon. "I certainly wouldn't have predicted this -- but holy hell am I excited about the evolution in this band's music. We spent 3 years working on this album and it is undoubtedly the very best of Framing Hanley from start to finish. We needed a break in 2015 -- but we're back now, and we're firing on all cylinders."

Three singles from Envy have been released as singles so far: Puzzle Pieces, Baggage Claim and Throwing Knives have already surpassed 15 million streams.

See how tese amazing rockers have progressed checking out Envy: click on the image and choose your favorite digital platform or buy it physical.

A Killer's Confession - The Indifference Of Good Men

A Killer's Confession, the band led by vocalist Waylon Reavis, is back with their much-anticipated sophomore album, The Indifference Of Good Men.

The new record was produced by Sahaj Ticotin (Starset, Sevendust, MEYTAL) in Los Angeles, CA. It was released last Friday, October 18, via Wake Up! Music Group, and features the most recent band's single Numb.

With The Indifference Of Good Men, A Killer's Confession has constructed one of the most high octane, adrenaline fueled, gut wrenching albums of the year.

The Indifference Of Good Men is equal parts beauty and tragedy and takes the listener on a journey to the edge of insanity and back.

Formed in 2016 in Cleveland, OH, A Killer's Confession is led by vocalist Waylon Reavis and consists of Morgan Bauer (drums), JP Cross (bass), and Mark Alexander (guitar) and Brock Star (lead guitar).

Stream/buy The Indifference Of Good Men on your favorite digital music service.