The Answer from ERSTWHILE Tuesday, 24 November 2015 22:41 by madseason
Erstwhile - The Answer

Erstwhile is an alternative rock band from Dallas, Texas, featuring Matt Langley and Brett Stowers (ex-Fair To Midland keyboard player and drummer, respectively), ex-Edgewater bass player Cameron Woolf, Negative 263 guitarist Sam McCrory and vocalist Alex Lilly.

Erstwhile are picking up the baton of creative, eclectic alternative rock from FTM, or, at least, is what emerges listening to their excellent first single The Answer (click on the image to stream the song on SoundCloud).

The band is working on their debut EP, to be released early next year, and needs your help to fund the recordings, so go to their project's page now and make your pledge.

Slow Motion: the new EP from ZEBRA & GIRAFFE Sunday, 22 November 2015 21:27 by madseason
Zebra & Giraffe - It's All The Same

Another great South African alternative rock band has just released excellent new music: this time is the turn of Johannesburg's Zebra & Giraffe.

Slow Motion is the title of their 5-track new EP, recorded at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, California and produced, mixed and engineered by Cian Riordan (Wavves, 5 Seconds Of Summer, The Madden Brothers).

"We're super excited to share the new EP with you" wrote the band. "It's something a little different for us - recorded in a new country with a new producer and experimentation with some new sounds!"

The first single off the EP is It's All The Same: check the video out clicking on the image and stream the whole mini-album on SoundCloud.

The Wonderful World of JUST JINJER Friday, 20 November 2015 21:48 by madseason
Just Jinjer - Wonderful World

The new album from the South-African awesome alternative rock act Just Jinjer is finally out! More than a year in the making, Everything Since Then is independently released today, November 20, 5 years after the band's last international release.

"There's a debate in the band about whether this was a year in the making, or 10 years in the making... We're not sure, we just know that the timing feels right" Ard Matthews (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards), Denholm Harding (Bass, Vocals) and Brent Harris (Drums, Vocals) wrote. "We're so proud of this [record] and we hope you feel every single song on it."

Everything Since Then is already in the Top 20 on the iTunes overall album charts! Check the brand new single Wonderful World clicking on the cover and stream the whole album, including the cover of The Pretenders' classic I'll Stand By You, on Spotify now.

ONE DAY REMAINS: a single Millionaire Wednesday, 18 November 2015 21:09 by madseason
One Day Remains - Millionaire

Up-and-coming Swiss alternative pop-rockers One Day Remains will release their debut full-length album Life Is Living on January 15, 2016, through their own label Auenland Records.

The album was recorded and produced by Matthias Hillebrand-Gonzalez and guitar player Claudio Rodriguez at the phatMedia Production Studios in Pfäffikon, SZ, Switzerland.

If you're a fan of Lifehouse or Creed, One Day Remains is a band to check out: watch the video for the first single off Life Is LivingHigh Stakes, here, and the contest clip for the second and current single, Millionaire, clicking on the image.

The Wild Feathers - Overnight

American rockers from Nashville The Wild Feathers are back with a brand new song, Overnight: it's a wonderful, catchy, anthemic, modern melodic rock song, so check it now watching the relative video (click on the image on the left).

Overnight is the first single off the upcoming second album Lonely Is A Lifetime, to be released on Warner Bros. early next year.

"This has been a long time coming and we're so happy to finally share some new music with you!" says the band introducing the new single. "We've spent the better part of this year working our asses off on our new record and can't wait for everyone to hear it!"

An enlightened world for FICTION PLANE Saturday, 14 November 2015 23:40 by madseason
Fiction Plane - Where Do We Go From Here

I think most of you know Fiction Plane, the English rock band featuring lead vocalist, guitar and bass player Joe Sumner (son of The Police frontman Sting), guitarist Seton Daunt and American drummer Pete Wilhoit.

Mondo Lumina is the title of their latest album, released in USA yesterday, November 13 (in UK and rest of Europe the album is out since February). It's the band's first studio album after Spark, released 5 years ago.

Two years in the making, Mondo Lumina was written in London, New York, New Haven and Los Angeles and was produced, mixed and engineered by the multi-talented Tom Syrowski (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Brandon Flowers, Vertical Horizon and many more high profile artists) at the legendary Henson studios in Los Angeles.

"The album takes a more textural approach than previous Fiction Plane records. Mellotron, organ, glockenspiel, hammerchord & reverb chambers were used to create soundscapes set against the traditional three piece sound. This gave way to a dynamic and often intimate vocal. With Tom at the helm he helped us to capture everything we were hoping for and far beyond" said Joe Sumner.

Where Do We Go From Here is the leading single from the new LP; it features Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, Incubus) on Hammond organ and John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Lawson) who did background vocals. Watch the video for the single clicking on the image and stream the whole, amazing album on Diffuser now.

Follow ONEFOURSIX on the Roads To Arcadia Thursday, 12 November 2015 21:57 by madseason
OneFourSix - I Am A Legion

Interesting alternative rock act from Hamburg (Germany) and Vienna (Austria) this one: OneFourSix is the band name and Roads To Arcadia the title of their new EP, released last week, on November 6, through ROOF Records.

Give 'em a try if you're into Imagine Dragons, X-Ambassadors and the likes: check the video for the single I Am A Legion clicking on the image and stream the whole EP on Spotify following this link.

Heaven & Earth: new EP for ARCANE ROOTS Tuesday, 10 November 2015 22:14 by madseason
Arcane Roots - If Nothing Breaks, Nothing Moves

UK alternative rockers Arcane Roots released a new EP last October 16 via Easy Life Records (Sony Red distribution). It's titled Heaven & Earth and is the follow-up to the band's full-length debut album "Blood & Chemistry" (2013).

Heaven & Earth features 5 intriguing songs that alternates powerful moments and more atmospheric ones, anthemic powerful music and progressive alternative rock.

This is an EP that will please fans of Biffy Clyro (Arcane Roots supported the Biffs in their European tour in December 2013), You Me At Six, Dead Letter Circus. Stream it on Spotify and watch the video for the leading single If Nothing Breaks, Nothing Moves clicking on the image.