THE RAMONA FLOWERS release new EP Magnify venerdì, 21 luglio 2017 22:17 by madseason
The Ramona Flowers - If You Remember

Fresh off their appearance at the famous Glastonbury Festival, The Ramona Flowers have today, July 21, released a new four-track EP called Magnify.

Magnify is a sleek, bass driven, electronically informed modern pop EP with synthetic textures and melodies.

The leading single off the EP is If You Remember: the video for the song transports the viewers into the struggling life of a former famous movie director played by actor Brian Blessed (Doctor Who, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Tarzan). After acquiring a camera from kids playing in his yard, he is reminded of the innocence and drive he once felt. He rediscovers his happiness by joining the kids as they exude child-like wonder and excitement for filmmaking: a feel good video in not so feel good times.

Watch the video for If You Remember clicking on the image and stream the whole new EP on Spotify.

Decades - Get Me Home

Decades is a new rock band from Christchurch, New Zealand, made up of four long-time friends: Emma Cameron (guitar, vocals, songwriter), Liam Muir (guitar, songwriter), Daniel Perry (drums) and Curtis Booth (bass).

Decades released their debut album The Truth And Other People last Friday, July 14th, via Warner Music NZ. Th record came together in Studios in the City, Melbourne, with local rock wizard and producer Tom Larkin (Shihad, Villainy, The Iron Eye).

"Often a taboo subject; but one I feel a lot of people my age experience when going through that development stage from late teenager in to adulthood, this album describes a period of time where you really start to figure out your own life path, values, passions, and seek to surround yourself with people who share these with you," says Emma. "It's a hard story to tell; growing up, growing apart, the effects other people can have on each other, and finding the strength to tell the truth to people, but more importantly; to yourself."

The Truth And Other People is a strong, powerful, modern rock album: stream it now on Spotify and watch the video for the current single Get Me Home cliking on the image.

ZANDER BLECK is still Alive venerdì, 14 luglio 2017 22:50 by madseason
Zander Bleck - Alive

I featured American singer/songwriter Zander Bleck on weChameleon some years ago, when he released his single Temptation for Interscope Records, co-written by the legendary Holly Knight (who penned hits for Heart, Tina Turner and Pat Benatar) and produced by recording studios superstars RedOne (Lady Gaga, Usher, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez) and Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, Nickelback, Muse).

The single should have been followed by the debut album Monument, but an executive shakeup reordered Interscope Records: Zander shifted to Capitol Records, but his major label launch was not to be.

Zander has since then disappeared from my radar, until now: today, July 14, he's releasing his brand new single, Alive. Featuring emotive vocals, driven guitar riffs and dominating drums, this anthemic pop-rock track will revitalize the spirits of audiences.

Alive is available for download or streaming on Spotify and the video is available for viewing on YouTube: check it out now clicking on the image.

Dark Matter for mysterious act LES FRICTION mercoledì, 12 luglio 2017 22:50 by madseason
Les Friction - Dark Matter

Alternative/Art Rock band Les Friction returns with a brand new album, five years and a half after their self-titled debut.

The new record was released last June 30: titled Dark Matter, it was produced by the band's main man (and true cult hero) Evan Frankfort.

Dark Matter is another brilliant, orchestrated, cinematic, alternative pop-rock album, though less pompous and epic than the first one, so that The Spiritual Machines, the other Frankfort's band/project, come to mind when listening.

However, we're talking of great stuff, so check Dark Matter on Spotify now!

PLAN B: In The Name Of Man lunedì, 10 luglio 2017 22:05 by madseason
Plan B - In The Name Of Man

Released a few weeks ago, In The Name Of Man is the new single from English artist Ben Drew, better known as Plan B. It's the first single to be released from the upcoming album, to be released later in the year.

The emotional, touching video for the song was made in collaboration with the Flabbergast Theatre. Plan B said about it: "The only power we have as artists is to create a catalyst that sparks a conversation on a wider scale, and I know the media already do that, but they so often do it in a way that caters to the political views of an intended audience. Whereas art comments on these issues from a more sincere point of view, with its only agenda being to make you feel some emotion from the information it’s conveying to you.  In essence, connect with your heart, not just your head. The more music, film and literature there is out there that appeals to better nature of our humanity, and makes us think about our actions, the better informed we’ll be when we find ourselves in situations where we have a moral choice to make, and hopefully, help us make the right one."

Watch the video now clicking on the image.

TWIN WILD Control new EP venerdì, 7 luglio 2017 21:48 by madseason
Twin Wild

I already featured Control the single, Control the video, and now is the time of Control the EP, the new release from Twin Wild, the four-piece alternative pop-rock band from London.

The Control EP was released last June 9 and features the title-track plus two new tracks, namely Suburban Dreams and Aqua.

Stream Control on Spotify and keep on supporting this awesome British act.

BETA STATE LMK: the video mercoledì, 5 luglio 2017 21:12 by madseason
Beta State - LMK

Beta State has just released the official music video for their new single LMK. Watch the Adrian Robison-directed clip now clicking on the image.

LMK in the band's words: "Our latest release dives deeper and deeper into new territory for us as a band.  As musicians, we felt inspired by new sounds, new samples, new instruments, new production, and new ways of writing music.

Collectively we decided to take this new direction as it felt fresh and exciting. We love trying new things, and we hope you love our new song and continue to follow us on our musical journey.  If you happen to fall in love with LMK the way we did, don't forget to add it to your playlists!"

How You Gonna Stop MATING RITUAL? lunedì, 3 luglio 2017 22:41 by madseason
Mating Ritual - Thief

Mating Ritual's Ryan Marshall Lawhon is a journeyman who can't sit still. Relocating up and down the west coast twice a year until he was 18, the producer-songwriter has become accustomed to change; the very opposite of a "creature of habit".
His restless need to be on the move is a driving force in the creation of his music. Driven to push the boundaries of "Alternative" songwriting and production, he continues to release complex yet catchy songs that question the traditional ideals of genre classification.

After the hiatus of his prior band Pacific Air, Ryan cranked up his songwriting prolificacy and found immense freedom in the world of independent recording. Uninhibited by appeasing an ideal or genre, Ryan began recording what he calls Post-Genre-Pop under the alias Mating Ritual.

After topping the Spotify viral charts, dozens of tv placements and grabbing the Zane Lowe stamp of approval with his self titled EP, Mating Ritual released his debut album How You Gonna Stop It? via his own label, Smooth Jaws, last June 9.

Watch the lyric video for the single Thief clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.