Breakaway - Adrenaline Hearts

Modern Pop-Rock Sydney-based band Breakaway (often stylized as B R E A K A W A Y), released their new album The Light That Keeps Me Awake, last May 26.

The band, that cites among their influences Paramore, You Me At Six, Deaf Havana and My Chemical Romance, delivers an highly entertaining album that should appeal to fans of 30 Seconds To Mars, Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons.

Stream the whole new record on Spotify and check the just released video for the new single Adrenaline Hearts clicking on the image.

SMALLPOOLS and The Science Of Letting Go domenica, 6 agosto 2017 21:09 by madseason
Smallpools - Million Bucks (Lyric Video)

Totally awesome powerpop band, Smallpools from Los Angeles, California, have just released their new EP The Science Of Letting Go last Friday, August 4.

The five-track EP is out thanks to Kobalt Music, a group that, as vocalist Sean Scanlon reported to Billboard, is "super-cool, super-smart and they seem to understand what's happening today."

The Science Of Letting Go features, among the others, the leading single Million Bucks (watch the official lyric video clicking on the image) and the Rooneyesque Centerfold, one of the most addictive songs of the year.

Stream The Science Of Letting Go on Spotify now: mandatory listening!

SMOKE SEASON - Good Days: the video sabato, 5 agosto 2017 21:30 by madseason
Smoke Season - Good Days

A few weeks ago I told you about Indie-pop/electronic duo Smoke Season's new single Good Days.

The LA band has just released the related music video, a nostalgic, sun-kissed clip shot entirely on 8mm film, that delivers a heavy dose of the 1970s vibe that has recently become synonymous with Smoke Season.

Good Days is directed by longtime Smoke Season collaborator, Scott Fleishman (of APLUSFILMZ) who recently handled videos for Snoop Dogg, Yellow Claw, Elliphant, DJ Snake, and became known for collaborations with Kendrick Lamar over the years.

"'Good Days is a song about nostalgia. 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” commented the duo

Watch the video for Good Day now clicking on the image.

Rising stars: TIGERS + THIEVES giovedì, 3 agosto 2017 22:47 by madseason
Tigers + Thieves

Tigers + Thieves are an indie-pop rock band from the East Coast of the United States.

After their first EP, You Can't Have Everything, left them with airplay on Philadelphia's WXPN, coverage from Relevant Magazine, and a handful of shows under their belt, Tigers + Thieves headed into the mountains to record more music. The result is Charminar, their new EP to be released tomorrow, August 4, on Pigeon Cash records.

The first songs released from the new record, Change Your Mind and the titletrack Charminar, give us an hint at the evolution of Tigers + Thieves' sound: sonically complex yet endlessly catchy, something for fans of Local Natives, The Neighbourhood, Young the Giant, Foster the People and The Temper Trap.

Check these two tracks on Noisetrade, where you can also download them on a pay-what-you-want basis, clicking on the image.

Noctorius NOMY releases new single martedì, 1 agosto 2017 21:45 by madseason
Nomy - Noctorius

Patrick Marquardt, better known with his stage name Nomy, is born and raised in Ulricehamn, Sweden, with Croatian and German roots. In his early years, Nomy began with techno/trance/chipmod among other genres and put it all together in the assembly program Fastracker 2.

More and more, Nomy began to use his voice as an instrument and started after a while to create music with inspiration from Bad Religion, Lag Wagon, Dia Psalma and NoFx but also from aggressive genres such as Fear factory and Guano Apes.

Nomy is a true independent musician: as some of his songs played over 5 million times on Spotify, it is safe to say that the result of his independence and activity on the Internet has payed off.

Today Nomy finds his inspiration from bands like HIM, In Flames, Danko Jones and life in general.

Nomy's brand new single is the ultra-addictive, instantly likeable Noctorius, a song with a sound that mixes Carpark North with The Rasmus. Check it out now on Spotify or YouTube!

The Howlin' Souls - Free & Young

NYC based rock band, The Howlin' Souls is releasing their brand new music video, Free & Young, today, July 28.

Free & Young is included in the band's debut self titled EP released last April and already featured here on weChameleon, as some of you may remember.

Musicwise, Free & Young sounds like an hybrid between Tom Petty and The Black Keys: a song that should work very well both on alternative and classic radios.

Watch the video for Free & Young clicking on the image and, if you still haven't, check the whole EP on Spotify or on SoundCloud.

Sean Danielsen - Paralyzed

Sean Julian Danielsen is a musician and artistic painter from Los Angeles, CA, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of American rock bands Smile Empty Soul and World Fire Brigade (with Brett Scallions of American rock band Fuel).

As a solo artist, Danielsen created one studio album and three independent EPs: the last EP is titled mind control to steal the soul was released last July 21 and reached place #3 on the iTunes singer/songwriter album chart.

The leading single from MCTSTS is Paralyzed, a song (and video) about "escaping from something, but I'd doesn’t really spell out exactly what... leaving a lot to the imagination. I think we all have things in our lives we'd like to escape, so it's definitely a relatable theme. The prison facility (Sybil Brand Institute) we shot at in Downtown LA adds a level of creepiness that I love and this video was really fun to make."

Watch the video for Paralyzed clicking on the image and stream mind control to steal the soul on Spotify.

27861: the perfect Summer album from PARMALEE lunedì, 24 luglio 2017 21:27 by madseason
Parmalee - 27861

Parmalee released their highly-anticipated sophomore album 27861, the zip code of its hometown of Parmele, NC (a town of roughly 300 people) last Friday, July 21, via Stoney Creek Records.

Produced by Tommy Cecil, 27861 opens with current single Sunday Morning which I already featured here.

27861 includes summer-ready heartland tracks laden with giant hooks like American Nights, Back In The Game and Like a Photograph;  lead singer Matt Thomas co-wrote nine of the album’s twelve tracks, while the project also enlists help of songwriting heavyweights including busbee, Hillary Lindsey and Ross Copperman among many others.

27861 is the perfect album for this season and for all lovers of catchy, feel-good, pop-rock songs: stream it now on Spotify.