The new renegades of rock: SHALLOW SIDE mercoledì, 18 gennaio 2017 16:47 by madseason
Shallow Side - Rebel

Shallow Side is an alternative rock band from Alabama; the southern influences of their sound may recall the works of bands like Shinedown, Buckcherry, Breaking Benjamin and Black Stone Cherry.

Shallow Side have just released their third EP named One. It dropped last Friday, January 13, via Thermal Entertainment and features the previously released singles Rebel (click on the image to watch the official video) and Renegade plus 4 brand new songs.

Renegade is a cover of the classic hit of the legendary band Styx; singer Eric Boatright said about it: "The song for me has it all. I've always been a fan of what I would consider one of America's greatest rock bands and it became a no brainer when we mentioned Renegade. Love Styx, love the song and we wanted to take that same world and bring it to where we are today."

Shallow Side have all that it takes to become a huge modern rock band: energetic songs with strong melodies, emotional and powerful vocals, aggressive guitar work, driving rhythms. Stream One on Spotify and buy the EP on iTunes.
COLONY HOUSE are back with album number two lunedì, 16 gennaio 2017 18:12 by madseason
Colony House - Only The Lonely

Colony House, the indie band from Franklin, TN, has just released its sophomore full-length album, Only The Lonely. It dropped last Friday, January 13, via Descendant/RCA Records and was produced by Peter Katis, known for his work with Interpol, The National, Frightened Rabbit and more.

Only The Lonely features 13 tracks of radio-ready indie pop rock with southern influences and, at times, surf rock undertones; the melodies are extremely catchy, and the refrains anthemic and captivating: they will work well live for sure.

The band commented: "This record is our journey through the last couple of years of playing shows, writing, and making sense of living life on the road and at home. We hope the songs make their way into your homes and hearts. Without you there, we'd have no one to make this music for. "

The leading single off the album, You & I, was in rotation on Sirius XM's Alt Nation and the related video aired on Fuse, MTV U and MTV Live.

Stream this amazing album on Spotify and give this band a well deserved chance.

No More Nightmares for RKDN venerdì, 13 gennaio 2017 15:24 by madseason
RKDN on Facebook

Utah Valley alt-pop outfit RKDN channels shameless pop melodies through beat driven anthems in their debut EP, No More Nightmares, to be independently released next February 17.

The EP has been three years in the making, through ever changing circumstances and challenges that have built a soul to the record which can be felt from the first lyric.
The record was co-produced with Scott Wiley (Neon Trees, The Moth and The Flame) in the band's home town of Provo, UT.

RKDN has been critically described as "exactly halfway between Imagine Dragons and Coldplay": check by yourself downloading the single Silver and other two songs from No More Nightmares, for free, thanks to the great guys at NoiseTrade.

The Body Wars of JUNE DIVIDED mercoledì, 11 gennaio 2017 19:29 by madseason
June Divided - Body Wars

June Divided is a Philadelphia's indie rock/pop outfit, consisting of Melissa Menago (guitar, keys, vocals), Chris Kissel (guitar), Keith Gill (drums) and Lenny Sasso (bass, synth).

They have shared the stage with Twenty One Pilots, Rise Against, The Pretty Reckless, Walk The Moon, Tegan and Sara, and were seen on Warped Tour, MTVu and at SXSW.

June Divided released their new, independent EP Body Wars last December 2. The EP was produced by Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday, Only On Weekends, Modern Suits) and shows the band further exploring their blending of pop and indie rock in 6 songs about heartache and difficult love. Some songs have a polished pop sound, while others are more straightforward rock tunes. And all of them are worth checking out.

So stream the whole Body Ward on BandCamp and let me know what you think about this promising act.

Skytown Riot -  In Dissolution (Lyric)

Skytown Riot is a Nashville prog/alternative rock band featuring vocalist/guitarist Van Gallik, bassist Jason Fruchey and drummer Sebastian Dunkel.

The three have just released (last Friday, January 6) the new album Alive In The Fire, a 13-song album of rock'n'roll urgency that defies easy categorization, a point on the map where modern rock juggernauts like 10 Years and Shinedown mix with the darker tones of acts like My Chemical Romance and Evanescence and the prog vein of Coheed and Cambria.

The first single off Alive In The Fire is In Dissolution, "a great example of breathing new life into an "old" song (we've played it for years)" said tha band, "during the recording process it completely evolved, both lyrically and musically." Check the official lyric video clicking on the image and stream the whole new album on Spotify now.

Alone Together with LEAGUES venerdì, 6 gennaio 2017 18:09 by madseason
Leagues - Alone Together

During this holiday season I had the chance to listen to some albums that, for one reason or another, didn't catch my proper attention at the time of their release.

It's the cause of this awesome new album from Leagues, a Nashville duo consisting in Thad Cockrell and Jeremy Lutito, that plays a pulsing brand of indie popo rock with dance beats that may appeal to fans of Foster The People, Broken Bells, Passion Pit and, why not, Scissor Sisters.

Leagues debuted in 2013 with the indie standout You Belong Here, which garnered a rabid fan base behind the breakout alternative and AAA singles Spotlight and Walking Backwards; the latter appearing during a pivotal scene on the first season of blockbuster Netflix original, Orange Is The New Black.

Leagues' second full-length album Alone Together was entirely produced by Jeremy Lutito and was released on September 9, 2016 on Dualtone Records. Alone Together captures a creative duo egging each other on to ever-greater heights. Stream the whole album on SoundCloud and let me know what you think about it.

Rescue Me: the new single for THIS IS ALL NOW lunedì, 2 gennaio 2017 16:05 by madseason
This Is All Now - Rescue Me

Among the many bands I discovered in 2016, there's this interesting act from Long Island, NY: This Is All Now have already released 3 EPs (Supernova, Live It Up and Homecoming) and one LP (Nightmare).

Known for their energetic live set, they shared the stage with Fifth Harmony, Avril Lavigne, The All-American Rejects, Against The Current, Set It Off and more.

Following the release of the Homecoming EP in 2015, This Is All Now have just released their newest single Rescue Me, produced by ZK Productions, who have also produced and co-written records for the likes of Mayday Parade, All Time Low and Cartel.

Rescue Me is a heavy hitting, arena rock anthem that brings an incredible new sound and presence for the Long Island's band. Check it out now watching the official video (click on the image).

In The End comes new music from 1 ECHO 1 sabato, 31 dicembre 2016 16:05 by madseason
1 Echo 1 - Meltdown EP

1 Echo 1 is an alternative rock band from Pennsylvania, influenced by the likes of Puddle Of Mudd, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach and Nickleback.

I wrote about them last year, when the band released their second EP Collide, produced by John Moyer of Disturbed and mixed by Kelly Gray of Queensrÿche.

John considers 1 Echo 1 "Absolutely the most promising rock band I've ever produced," so it's not a surprise that he chose to work again with the Pennsylvania's outfit, producing two brand new songs, Meltdown and In The End.

You can stream both tracks on SoundCloud now clicking on the image.