BIRDS OF TOKYO: Anchor - The Video Monday, 25 May 2015 21:30 by madseason
Birds Of Tokyo - Anchor

An update also on Australian alternative rockers Birds Of Tokyo, whose new 4-track EP titled Anchor was featured on weChameleon a month ago.
The brand-new video for the single and title-track of the EP is out now. It was directed by Kris Moyes (Sia, Beck, Franz Ferdinand) and you can check it clicking on the image.

A comment about the song and the video by the band: "Turn the lights down friends... We wanted to create a visual for Anchor which heightened the sense of this confession/cleansing. We can tend to miss or overlook when people we care about aren’t going too well, as is human nature. This song is about that. Whether it's a relationship that's about to end or a life, we need to recognise this so that we do not lose these people. We do not need that darkness - so through our collaboration with the hyper-creative Kris Moyes, we found that in the Anchor video we absorb that darkness, apologise and promise to be better. We really hope this helps explain who we are, why we are and where we are going."

SMOKE SEASON's Bees: the video Saturday, 23 May 2015 15:36 by madseason
Smoke Season - Bees

A quick update on Smoke Season, the americana/indie pop rock/electronic duo that I already featured a couple of times here on weChameleon.

Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen have just disclosed a brand new video for their latest single, the recently released Bees.
Take this new chance to enjoy a great track watching the video now!

A New Day Rising for VON HERTZEN BROTHERS Thursday, 21 May 2015 23:16 by madseason
Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day Rising

I'm pretty sure that many of you still don't know Von Hertzen Brothers, a Finnish rock group formed in 2000 by the three brothers Kie (guitars, backing vocals), Mikko (vocals, guitar) and Jonne (bass guitar, backing vocals).
VHB are huge in their homeland and have achieved a cult status in several countries. Their music is a winning mix of classic rock combined with progressive elements, folk, punk and contemporary rock.

VHB's latest album was released last March 27 via Spinefarm Records. It's titled New Day Rising and was produced by Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth "GGGarth" Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine just to name a few).

Watch the video for the leading single, and title-track, New Day Rising, clicking on the image above and the lyric video for the new single Trouble here.

Nothing Matters for DIAMOND YOUTH Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:18 by madseason
Diamond Youth - Nothing Matters

Diamond Youth is an alternative rock/powerpop band from Baltimore, Maryland.
Despite the varying musical tastes of each member of the group, they all share a very common back catalogue of bands who have inspired and defined their developing years as budding artists. From Weezer to Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, and all the way back to the Beach Boys, the influence these bands has had on Diamond Youth is ever-apparent in the music they write.

After a couple of EPs that put them on the map, Diamond Youth releases the full length debut Nothing Matters today via Topshelf Records. The album was recorded at Hurley studios at the company's headquarters in Costa Mesa, California and produced by Dave Warsop (Suedehead, Night Riots). Enjoy Nothing Matters streaming the whole album on BandCamp.

Swiss Lips - Books

Swiss Lips is the self-titled debut album by Manchester electro-pop band, Swiss Lips, released last March 16 on Foreverever/BMG.
Originally known as Ten Bears until 2011, the band describe their sound as heavily influenced by the Manchester music scene: "Finding the middle ground between guitar music and dance music has been something Manchester has always been good at, and we hope to carry on that tradition."

If you're into moody synth-pop mixed with EDM (think of Foster The People just to say a name) then stream Swiss Lips on SoundCloud and check the great video for the ultra-catchy single Books clicking on the image above.

FALL TO JUNE hardrocking the delta Friday, 15 May 2015 23:07 by madseason
Fall To June - Delta Breakdown

Fall To June may be a newer name in the hard rock scene, but the band features veteran musicians in the form of seasoned bassist Jeremy Marshall (formerly of two-time Gold-certified grunge/alternative rock band COLD) and drummer Nate Yant (ex-NerVer, featuring Casey Daniel of Seven Mary Three).

In addition, the band boasts brimming talents Dan Mickler (guitars) and Ben Badger (vocals). With this line-up solidified, the band was able to grab the attention of Brad Stewart at Ballistic Audio Productions, known for his work with Puddle Of Mudd, as well as his time as an original member of Shinedown. Stewart is a current member of platinum-selling rock band Fuel.

Fall To June brand new self-titled full-length was produced by veteran producer/engineer/composer Stan Martell (Fuel, Saliva) at Ballistic Audio Productions of Kingsland, GA album and hit the stores last April 21 on Megaforce Records. Stream it now following this link and watch the video for the first single Delta Breakdown clicking on the image.

For fans of Southern Hard Rock, 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin

Lotus Crush - Hearts And Minds

Lotus Crush is a rock band featuring Scottish vocalist Terry McDermott, former Driveblind frontman and Season 3 runner up on The Voice USA, and ex-Candlebox members Peter Klett (guitar) and Scott Mercado (drums); guitarist Island Styles of Jimmy's Chicken Shack and bassist Mark Mattrey complete the line-up.

Lotus Crush released their sophomore full-length album Rabbit Hole last month, on April 15, via CaviGold Records. It's an entertaining, energetic indie-rock record that was produced by Todd Burman at Washington's legendary Robert Lang Studios.

Watch the exciting video for the leading single Hearts And Minds clicking on the image and stream Rabbit Hole on Spotify.

Rising stars: AMONG ELEPHANTS Sunday, 10 May 2015 22:41 by madseason
Among Elephants - Sail Below

Among Elephants is a band of collaborating friends from the Minneapolis area. Starting with Lawrence Pruitt and Zach Beinlich, the band began writing songs and playing together in high school, and have since continued to grow together as musicians, writers and friends rooted in music.

Among Elephants' debut single Sail Below was released last April 19. It's the first song that the group has recorded professionally together and is a great modern melodic slow number in Lifehouse style. Sail Below is available for free thanks to NoiseTrade and is having a great reception, so download it while it's there and enjoy an awesome song (just click on the image and follow instructions).

Among Elephants we'll be announcing their 2015 release sometime soon. Details will be coming shortly, so stay tuned.