Brighter Than A Thousand Suns - The Upside Down

Electro-oriented powerful duo Brighter Than A Thousand Suns released their new EP The Way Out, last June 9.

Angelika Roswell (vocals, drums) and her husband Randy Roswell (guitars, synth, bass, programming) deliver four new tracks of electro-rock/post-hardcore that mark a sort of a restart for them.

"We were both going through a very dark time before working on this EP and it was difficult finding a path out of the struggle" said the duo, adding "We wrote a lot of songs for this release and narrowed it down to these four. These songs were our way out of the darkness."

Watch the video for the single The Upside Down clicking on the image and stream The Way Out on BandCamp or Spotify now.

New single for Texan act FROM THE STONE lunedì, 19 giugno 2017 21:06 by madseason
From The Stone - When Everything Is Gone

When Everything Is Gone is the title of the new single by From The Stone, the stage name of San Antonio, TX, artist Jon Kazerouni.

Produced and mixed by Matt Arcaini (Kutless, Building 429, Icon For Hire) at Dark Tower Studio, Nashville, TN, When Everything Is Gone will be featured on From The Stone's upcoming EP The Grey, to be released later in the year.

"I wrote this song as a reminder to myself that no matter how bad things get there is always a way out of every negative situation that may come" said Jon Kazerouni "Embrace the fact that you will fall on hard days, but you have to must get back up and fight the good fight to survive."

If you enjoy bands like Pvris, Memphis May Fire, Of Mice And Men, A Perfect Circle and Evanescence, check When Everything Is Gone lyric video clicking on the image.

SMOKE SEASON's old good days venerdì, 16 giugno 2017 21:54 by madseason
Smoke Season - Good Days

Indie-pop/electronic duo Smoke Season is releasing their brand new single Good Days today, June 16.

Produced and mixed by Fabian Ordorica (Goldroom), Good Days is a nostalgic summer anthem where Gabrielle Wortman's fierce vocals and Jason Rosen's guitar work are layered with bursts of saxophone from guest instrumentalist James Ragusa.

The lyrics explore self-development and the growing pains that go along with it. "We wanted to capture the bittersweet feeling of remembering times that shaped you into who you are today. Those events seem to slip by as they’re happening, but their importance becomes so clear in retrospect. To us, this is the definition of soul-shaping" said Gabrielle about the theme of the song.

Good Days is another winner in Smoke Season's catalogue: stream the single on SoundCloud and buy it on iTunes.

Kaleido - Die Tryin'

If you like female-fronted bands, then you better check out Kaleido, a five-piece act from Detroit, with a huge rock sound that embeds elements of pop, funk, country, r&b and more.

As aptly written in the press release, Kaleido is reminiscent of the piss-and-vinegar, stadium rock of a young Guns N' Roses crossed and fused with the lovable, fun and energetic sensibilities of an early No Doubt.

Named Best Band in Detroit by Real Detroit Weekly in both 2013 & 2014, plus having won two Detroit Music Awards in 2015 for "Outstanding Rock/Pop Group" and "Outstanding Rock Recording" for their second independent EP Unbreakable, Kaleido have since taken their show on the road, lighting up stages on the Van's Warped Tour, Rockstar Uproar Festival, Summerfest & CMJ Music Marathon and opened for Aerosmith, Slash, Kid Rock, The Offspring, Sammy Hagar, Evanescence, Halestorm, Twenty One Pilots, Living Colour and many others.

Kaleido's debut full-length album Experience was released last May 19 on Luxor Records and features the leading single Love And War: co-written by and featuring Dryden Mitchell of Alien Ant Farm, this song won an unprecedented 27 nights on 89x The New Rock Alternative People's Choice, and was consequently retired as the most winning song of all time on the station.

Also included in Experience are the two following single from the band: the melodic rocker with a reggae bassline Trouble In Paradise and the 80's oriented hard rocker Die Tryin (click on the image to watch the video).

Stream Experience on Spotify and discover a band on its way to stardom.

Roman Barbun is ROBAR lunedì, 12 giugno 2017 22:14 by madseason
ROBAR - No More Waiting

Roman "Robar" Barbun is an independent musician based in Melbourne, Australia. He began his musical journey roughly 10 years ago as member of different local groups. Very soon his talent was noticed by a few touring bands with whom he extensively toured Europe. After several years of being a session musician Roman decided to concentrate on his own musical projects.

This is when he began to upload his first videos to YouTube: the feedback was beyond any expectations. He quickly realised the growing role of internet in music industry which opens a new door for young and enthusiastic artists. Being a completely self-instructed guitarist, Roman has built a significant reputation under nickname "Robar" by posting covers, lessons and his original compositions. His original work has subsequently been transformed into the project called ROBAR.

Roman's concept behind ROBAR is to invite various musicians to collaborate. So far he has worked with such notable musicians as Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, One-Way Mirror, Scarve, Devin Townsend etc.), Guillaume Bideau (Mnemic, One-Way Mirror), Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour, Sky Eats Airplane, ex-Periphery), Dylan Taylor (Black Light Burns) and more.

ROBAR new single No More Waiting features Bideau on vocals and Orbin on Drums: it's an exciting, hard-hitting, guitar-oriented alternative rock track that you can check watching the official video (click on the image).

The new big thing from Texas: MISSIO venerdì, 9 giugno 2017 21:54 by madseason

MISSIO is an American alternative/electronic duo from Austin, Texas.

MISSIO was formed in 2014 by songwriter/vocalist Matthew Brue who created a series of songs in a 1974 airstream trailer that he was currently residing in.
After the completion of his demo's, Brue hired friend and local producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist David Butler to collaberate on the self titled EP, which would later be released in November 2014. After unexpected online success, Brue made his debut appearence under the name MISSIO at the SXSW festival in 2015 with help from Butler. As the project progressed months later, Matthew invited David to join the project officially in July of 2015.

MISSIO's debut record Loner was released last May 19 via RCA Records and is one for Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors and Foster The People lovers. Loner features the singles Middle Fingers, which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea and KDV.

"Going into your first listen know this: every lyric you will hear is real and based on personal experience" said the duo on the eve of the release of Loner, adding "It's a story about struggle, addiction, and loneliness. We hope it speaks to you just as it has to us personally."

Watch the video for KDV clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.

The magnified sound of THE RAMONA FLOWERS mercoledì, 7 giugno 2017 21:18 by madseason
The Ramona Flowers - If You Remember

Bristol-based indie/synth pop band The Ramona Flowers will release their new EP Magnify on the 21st of July.
After touring extensively throughout 2016 with the likes of White Lies, The Heavy and The Stereophonics and delivering their second album Part Time Spies last Semptember, the band jumped into the studio to lay down 4 new tracks.

One of these songs, the new single If You Remember, dropped last friday, June 2: it's an ultracatchy synth pop/new wave number that could have been written by English band Hurts.

Lyrically, If You Remember "is about two lifelong friends and one of them has hit complete rock bottom. The one friend reminds the other of better times to try to help pick him back up emotionally."

With nearly half a million YouTube views, and over 350 thousand Spotify plays, The Ramona Flowers are quickly gaining domestic and international attention. 2017 will see them hit the road in Europe and Japan fresh from an intimate hometown show in Bristol and what promises to be a very special Glastonbury performance this summer. Meanwhile, listen to If You Remember on SoundCloud clicking on the image.

TWIN WILD: Control, the video lunedì, 5 giugno 2017 21:09 by madseason
Twin Wild - Control

A quick update about Control, the brand new single of alternative/pop rock band Twin Wild: the four-piece from London has released the official video for the song.

As previously reported, Control is a terrific, addictive track that makes me drool for what the band could release next. Watch the video clicking on the image and buy the track on iTunes.