New band from Rome: SHINY BLACK ANTHEM Saturday, 20 December 2014 22:41 by madseason
Shiny Black Anthem - Your Enemy

Interesting stuff from Italy: Shiny Black Anthem is an alternative rock band formed in the fall of 2013 and based in Rome.

After putting out the first two singles, "Running In Circles" and a personal version of David Guetta's "She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)", Shiny Black Anthem started working on their first official video.

The song chosen for the clip is the brand new single "Your Enemy": the video, directed by Trilathera was released exclusively for BlankTV a couple of weeks ago and you can watch it now clicking on the image on the left.

The band is currently recording the debut album, so if you're a fan of Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Asking Alexandria and The Pretty Reckless, follow Shiny Black Anthem and stay tuned for updates.

Get BETA STATE new single for free Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:41 by madseason
Beta State - Left With The Pain

San Francisco rockers Beta State have recently released an awesome brand new song titled "Left With The Pain", accompanied by a lyric video (click on the image to watch it now).

The group made available this song for free to their fans: to download it, head over the band's website and follow instructions.

Beta State released their second full-length album titled "#Friendship (Deluxe Edition)" in May 2013 and are working to the follow-up, to be released in 2015.

Butch Walker - Bed On Fire

As reported a couple of months ago, American rock artist, songwriter, record producer and personal favourite Butch Walker will release his new solo album "Afraid Of Ghosts" on February 3, 2015 on Dangerbird Records in the US and Lojinx in the UK/Europe.

The album was produced by Butch's friend Ryan Adams and sees the collaboration of their buddies Johnny Depp and Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü.

After the first single "Chrissie Hynde" and the title-track "Afraid Of Ghosts", it's now the time to preview another new track from the upcoming album, the amazing and passionate "Bed On Fire". LA based Polish photographer/director Magdalena Wosinska and Snake shot a suggestive video for this song starring some of Butch's motorcycle buds and his son, Jamie Blue. The video was filmed in Joshua Tree, California and you can watch it now clicking on the image above.

Twin Wild - Another Stranger

A band to follow without any hesitation: formed in 2012, Twin Wild, from London, UK, are the collective creative energies of Richard Hutchison (vocals, guitars), Imran Mair (drums), David Cuzner (guitar) and Edward Thomas (bass).
Inspired by the likes of Bastille, Foals and Biffy Clyro, Twin Wild toe the line between pop and rock with a sound that's unique yet still reminiscent of their influences.

Following on from the success of their debut track "Fears", with 275,000+ streams on Soundcloud, and with support slots for Young Guns under their belts, "Another Stranger" (released today) is the second track from the upcoming first EP from Twin Wild. Both songs were recorded with Adam Noble, whose past work includes working with Placebo, Deaf Havana and Pineapple Thief, at Chapel Studios, in Lincolnshire, where Artic Monkeys recorded their first album. 

Watch the official video for "Another Stranger" clicking on the image above.

LIPS: Painkilling terrorists Friday, 12 December 2014 22:35 by madseason
Lips - Painkiller

Lips are a three-piece "terrorist" pop rock act from Toronto, Canada, influenced by Manic Street Preachers, Ghost, Foxy Shazam, The Ark, The Darkness, The Cure, Iron Maiden.

They play songs with melodic guitar solos, catchy riffs and sing infectious choruses: "if Ziggy Stardust, The Clash and The Cure had a baby together it would sound and look a lot like Lips", you can read in their bio.

The trio -featuring Christian Patrick (lead vocals/lead guitar/producer, writer of the book "No End: The Story Of The Ark", about one of Sweden's greatest rock bands), Dave Vasey (bass/backing vocals) and James Young (drums/backing vocals)-  is known for its effervescent, energetic and somewhat mysterious live shows in which the band wears ski masks or gas masks.

Lips debuted last July with the single "Painkiller" (watch the video clicking on the image) and, to celebrate the band's first birthday, have posted last December 5, on BandCamp, their debut EP "Face The Night" (in its entirety) for your listening pleasure, ahead of its official 2015 release date

Meet MIGGS through free EP Wednesday, 10 December 2014 22:53 by madseason
Miggs - Meet Miggs

Here we are again with Tampa-based pop-rock band Miggs: after releasing the video for their latest single "Walls Come Down", the first from the upcoming sixth studio album, to be released in the first part of 2015, the band readies a free EP through NoiseTrade.

"Meet Miggs" is a 6-track compilation of the band's favorite songs that include new, old and alternative versions of tracks that together works as a great introduction into who miggs are. Download the EP, featuring the new single "Walls Come Down", clicking on the image on the left.

All the colors of WALK THE MOON Monday, 8 December 2014 00:15 by madseason
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance

"Talking Is Hard" is the title of the second major album by indie pop rock band Walk The Moon, following the self-titled release from 2012 and the "Tightrope EP" from last year.

"Talking Is Hard" was produced by Tim Pagnotta (Neon Trees, Matthew Koma, The Summer Set) and mixed by Neal Avron (Weezer, Linkin Park, Yellowcard). It was released last week on RCA Records and features the leading single "Shut Up And Dance": watch the video clicking on the image on the left. Also, stream the second single "Different Colors" following this link.

Last December 2, Walk The Moon celebrated the release of the new album performing outdoor at Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the band playing "Shut Up And Dance" at that event here.

Rising stars: WLFPCK Saturday, 6 December 2014 14:52 by madseason
WLFPCK - Vibrations

Who doesn't love free good music? WLFPCK is a new, promising alternative pop-rock act from Phoenix, AZ, influenced by Tears For Fears, Nine Inch Nails, The 1975 and Brand New.
The band released last November a new song every day for an entire week FOR FREE! All these songs are written and produced by WLFPCK and you can collect 'em all from SoundCloud.

As it weren't enough, WLFPCK released a video for their first single "Vibrations" a couple of weeks ago. Watch it now clicking on the image and get an idea of how this cool band sounds.

Currently, the band is writing for their first full length album, with plans to release it in the first quarter of 2015. Stay tuned for updates.