Halflives - Echo

You may remember my post about Halflives, the Italian alternative rock band, from last September.

The group from Modena is releasing today their debut album Empty Rooms, an awesome alt.rock/pop rock 8-tracks record, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Francesco "Katoo" Catitti.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the album, singer Linda Battilani said, "I was finding myself in a really dark place when writing these songs and I used the feelings I was carrying with me to give birth to something new, something deeper from everything that was written before. The inspiration came from different pieces of my life, including things I've seen on tour, things I've felt even by just staring outside of the ferry approaching to the white cliffs of Dover under the rain. Each song is a different empty room where I've let my feelings flow, you can visit them all and find a piece of us in each of them, a story, in each of them."

Watch the video for the latest single off of Empty Rooms, called Echo, clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.

CHARMING LIARS make you Burn Saturday, 2 May 2015 23:49 by madseason
Charming Liars - Burn

Charming Liars is a promising British/American rock band, based in Los Angeles, California. Originally founded by lead vocalist, Charlie Cosser, guitarist, Karnig Manoukian, and bassist, Mike Kruger, in London, England.

The band landed a recording contract, earned a chance to work along side two of the most influential producers of the past quarter century -John Fields and Canada's Bob Rock, and released two EPs, New Disorder in 2013 and We Won't Give Up in 2014.

Charming Liars have a new, addictive song out named Burn. It's the first single from the upcoming third EP: watch the video now clicking on the image.

YOUNG LIONS come of age on Blue Isla Monday, 9 February 2015 23:19 by madseason
Young Lions - Tearing Us Apart

Five-piece alternative rock band from Brisbane, Australia, Young Lions is back with the sophomore full-length album "Blue Isla".

The follow-up to their 2013 debut album "Burn" was released last January 27 and was completely crowd-funded thanks to a very successful PledgeMusic campaign.

"Blue Isla" features the lead singles "When Will We Be Free?" (a very 30 Seconds To Mars-oriented track) and "Tearing Us Apart" (watch the video clicking on the image above) and showcases a sound incredibly mature for such a young band: check by yourself streaming the whole album via Australian webzine the music.

Free cover song from THE ANIX Thursday, 24 November 2011 23:57 by madseason
The Anix

If you remember, I told you about the new, very good album by The Anix, "Sleepwalker", a couple of months ago.

Now the band is releasing a free song for their fans, the electro-acoustic version of "Burn", a cover of The Cure song originally featured on the soundtrack of "The Crow", one of the movies that inspired the sound of "Sleepwalker".

Download this alternative version of "Burn" by clicking on the image.

The "normal" version of this cover song appears on "Sleepwalker" and features the great futurepop norwegian band Apoptygma Berzerk.