Gordi - Bitter End (360 Version)

Gordi is the stage name of Australian indie-pop/folktronica artist and songwriter Sophie Payten. She hails from small town Canowindra, (population 2,381) in the central northwest of New South Wales, and is based out of Sydney, Australia, where she currently resides.

Gordi began receiving both national and international attention after playing independently across Sydney whilst at University, and releasing tracks online through government-funded national Australian radio station Triple J's project Unearthed. With an electro-organic pop sound recalling Bon Iver and Beth Orton, her music career quickly began to show some promise. On the basis of singles like the sweeping Can We Work It Out and a unique reframing of Courtney Barnett's Avant Gardener, she signed a deal with Jagjaguwar in the United States in February 2016 and Liberation Music in Australia in April 2016.

Gordi released her debut EP Clever Disguise in May 2016, followed by her first full-length album, Reservoir, that dropped last Friday, August 25.

Reservoir is a brilliant record for lovers of contemporary radio-friendly songs that doesn't sound too predictable. Take as example the singles Heaven I Know, On My Side and Bitter End (watch the 360° version video for this last one clicking on the image).

And if you want more, check the whole album on Spotify!

Chasing Ghosts & Shadows with PEEL lunedì, 28 agosto 2017 01:20 by madseason
Peel - Like Sand

Cult modern melodic rock band Peel, from Norway, released their new album Ghosts & Shadows last August 7 on Unacclaimed World Records.

The new record is a collection of 14 songs entwined together with one unifying word: loss. All the lyrics deals with different kinds of loss; loss of love, faith, trust, sanity, our planet, privacy.

Musically it spans over a various set of styles: "We're really thieving the treasure chest of pop and rock culture, doing whatever we want, whenever we want. The basic foundation for us, our ideology, is that music is communication, touching deep where words and reason can't reach, it's the soundtrack and catalyst to memories, to hopes, dreams, broken hearts, political fierce and anger, fear, joy..."

Watch the video for the single Like Sand clicking on the image and preview the whole record on cdbaby.

We're all Savages, according to CRASHING ATLAS mercoledì, 23 agosto 2017 21:42 by madseason
   Crashing Atlas - Savages

Crashing Atlas is an American Hard Rock band from Maryland. Their sound can be described as eclectic, with high flying guitars and electronic experimentations.
Born out of the ashes of a previous group, Felix, Blosk, and Doug teamed up with up-and-coming vocalist Shelby Celine to infuse her pop sensibilities with their hard driving sound.

The much addictive Savages is Crashing Atlas' second single off their brand new album Ascend (the first being the title-track) to be released on September 22.

"Savages was written about the world as it sits today. In a world where most things are self absorbed with the prominence of technology and social media. If it were to all crumble, we would have to revert back to our basic instincts. With the millennial generation not knowing a world without these things, would we be able to survive and have compassion towards our fellow human beings? Because in the end we are all SAVAGES."

Check Savages clicking on the image and get ready for Ascend.

MATT LANDE: Boxes of astonishing tunes lunedì, 21 agosto 2017 22:51 by madseason
Matt Lande - Boxes

Alternative recording artist Matt Lande from Portland, OR, released his brand-new album Boxes last August 4.

The success of Glow, Matt's previous record, gave him the confidence to experiment more with his new material, leading him to self-produce and mix Boxes.

"Boxes is about packing up the negative things associated with the past and moving on. This album is something I'm extremely proud of on many levels." His hands-on approach was so intense that he found himself making last minute edits to a mix of one of the songs while in a hotel room in London, minutes before heading to Abbey Road Studios to hand the material off to iconic mastering engineer Frank Arkwright.

"This record is a big one for me. I learned so much about my musical self during this process and pushed myself harder than I ever have with any other record I've done. Although I feel I may have aged 24 years in the 8 months it took to make it, I'm in love with Boxes."

Boxes is an alt-pop rock jewel, slightly more electronic than Matt's previous works and with more orchestral parts. If you're a fan of Coldplay, Keane, Matthew Good, Savage Garden, then head on BandCamp, where you can stream it, buy it and check Lande's previous works.

Can you feel the pressure of FIFTH DAWN? venerdì, 18 agosto 2017 22:14 by madseason
Fifth Dawn - Pressure

Fifth Dawn is an Alternative rock band from Western Sydney, Australia, that was formed in November 2014 with young artists all hailing from selective performing arts and academic high schools - their skills as musicians was developed at a very early age. They began experimenting with different sounds and combining their individual influences into their writing which allowed them to create a unique and innovative sound. The band spent time developing and refining their sound with Richie Newman of Buried In Verona who produced their debut EP The Horizon in April of 2015.

In 2015, Fifth Dawn were Triple J Unearthed High Finalists and went on to be added to the artist roster at 123 Agency. Their debut single Turbulence selling more than 5000 copies in the second half of 2015 after making its radio debut on Triple J. The band has opened for Hands Like Houses, Columbus, Far Away Stables.https://www.facebook.com/fifthdawnau

Fifth Dawn new single was released last August 8: it's titled Pressure and was produced by Mark Harris. Listen to the song clicking on the image and stay tuned for further news about the band.

THE PREATURES sing about Girlhood mercoledì, 16 agosto 2017 23:01 by madseason
The Preatures - Yanada

The Preatures are an indie/alternative rock Australian band from Sydney. Citing The Beatles, The Divinyls and The Pretenders as major influences, the band centres around vocalist/keyboard player Isabella 'izzi' Manfredi's songwriting and iconic performance style.

Blue Planet Eyes, their debut studio album, was released in 2014 and peaked at #4 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

The band's sophomore full-length album was released last Friday, August 11, via Universal Music Australia: it features the first single and title-track Girlhood and the new single Yanada (click on the image to watch the just released new video).

If you like modern pop rock with delicious grooves, infectious refrains and an indie, DIY attitude, then stream Girlhood on Spotify now.

Australians RIVAL FIRE unleash their War lunedì, 14 agosto 2017 19:08 by madseason
Rival Fire - War

Melbourne alternative rock band Rival Fire released their debut album War last Friday, August 11, via Sony Music Entertainment Australia.

Rival Fire have been on tour recently supporting the likes of Dead Letter Circus, Birds of Tokyo and Superheist. While on tour with Dead Letter Circus, Rival Fire struck up a close friendship with the Brisbane band which resulted in the band working with Luke Palmer and Clint Vincent who produced the newest album tracks War, Slave, Dreams and Addiction.

Having previously released album tracks including Badman and Riot on their RIOT EP last year, the band decided to add more songs to the final album. "I felt like I was ripping people off if we didn't add more on, and working with [Dead Letter Circus] was fantastic, they really brought out the best in us, really pushing us hard, which we needed" explains vocalist Rob Farnham (son of legendary singer John Farnham).

War is a brilliant album that deserves the attention of every alternative rock fan: stream it now on Spotify!

From Gold Coast comes new sensation FAIRCHILD venerdì, 11 agosto 2017 21:30 by madseason
Fairchild - So Long And Thank You

Fairchild are an amazing indie pop/synth rock band from the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland (Australia).

Last week, on August 4, Fairchild released their debut full-length album So Long And Thank You, via their own label, Canvas Sounds. It was produced and mixed by Catherine Marks (The Killers, Foals, Wolf Alice).

The leading single off the album is the title-track. Guitarist Tim Voeten, talking about it, said: "So Long And Thank You was written in different sections, by different members of the band, but with the same person in mind—my father. When I hear this song, of course I think about my Dad, but I also remember that it helped cement in me my love for making music with these people."  Watch the video clicking on the image.

If an hybrid of INXS and Hurts could be your cup of tea, stream So Long And Thank You on Spotify now.