In Dynamics - Happy & Honest EP

Somehow the new EP of British pop rock band In Dynamics slipped me by at the time of release. Time to make amends, as Happy & Honest is simply amazing.

The EP, released last November, includes 3 modern melodic rock tracks masterfully crafted, with great melodies and big choruses. Avalanche is the leading single off the EP, but all of the three tracks could be massive hits if properly promoted.

In Dynamics already received some good hype from Kerrang!, BBC Radio One and Rock Sound, and just one listen to the Happy & Honest EP makes you understand why.

Happy & Honest was produced, engineered, mixed amd mastered by Chris Coulter (Arcane Roots, A Plastic Rose, Arctic Lake) and is a mandatory listening: check it out clicking on the image.

BIG STORY from Dallas Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:55 by madseason
Big Story - Losing Sleep

Big Story is a very promising Alternative Rock band from Dallas, Texas.

After having completed production on a collection of songs (produced by Matt Noveskey of the platinum selling rock band, Blue October), Big Story induced an early buzz by landing the opening slot on Seether's "Poison The Parish" tour during the summer of 2017. With newly acquired management, Rainmaker Artists (Blue October, Bowling For Soup) at the helm, Big Story showcased for renowned rock label, Razor & Tie (Starset, The Pretty Reckless, Red Sun Rising) while on tour. That showcase performance ultimately inspired the band's signing with Razor & Tie/Fearless Records (Underoath, At the Drive-in, I Prevail, Portugal the Man), and paved the way for the completion of their debut, full length album, BEAZT with illustrious producer, David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach).

BEAZT will se the light of day next June 7. Meanwhile the band released the first single from the album, Daydream (watch the official  music video here), and, just a couple of weeks ago, the brand new single, and great track overall, Losing Sleep.

Check Losing Sleep clicking on the image and pre-order BEAZT here.

Rising stars: EVARIDE Monday, 4 March 2019 19:32 by madseason
Evaride  - Skin and Bones

Evaride is a talented modern pop rock band from Los Angeles, California, consisting of Sean Michael Murray on vocals and Hayden Maringer on guitar.

Both members have had very successful individual stories in the music industry. Each of their stellar accolades ultimately led them to one another. You might recognize Hayden Maringer from FOX's Glee, or from the multitude of performances on national television programs including the American Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Ellen, and American Idol, just to name a few. Sean Michael Murray, started his pop/rock roots from Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day discovering him and putting him in the starring role of Johnny in his hit Broadway show American Idiot. He also won VH1's reality show Make a Band Famous landing his first record deal with Republic Records. 

Debuting in August 2017 with their single Heartless, and quickly racking up over three million streams on Spotify, SiriusXM hits 1 chosen emerging artists, JBL's newest pop/rock endorsee and recently backed by Monster energy drinks, this powerful duo has arrived.

Evaride debut EP is set to drop in the coming months. Meanwhile, check their just released new, fourth single Skin and Bones: buy/stream it on your favorite digital store and watch the visualizer clicking on the image.

BIRDS OF TOKYO new single: Good Lord Saturday, 2 March 2019 16:29 by madseason
Birds Of Tokyo - Good Lord

Australian alternative rockers Birds Of Tokyo have a brand new song out: it's titled Good Lord.

Good Lord is a very emotional tune based on the real-life experience of lead vocalist Ian Kenny's marriage breakdown.

"You get married and you think you're gonna live happily ever after. But one day unexpectedly you see something that literally shatters your whole world. Then you have to spend years trying to put your head and heart back together. I know I'm not the first person to go through it, and unfortunately I won't be the last, but it still hurt like hell and you can hear that in this song" says Kelly about the song.

Buy/stream Good Lord now clicking on the image.

Royal Teeth - Show You What I Can Do

Show You What I Can Do is the tilte of the brand new single and video from American indie pop rockers Royal Teeth.

"The song is about showing the world what you’re made of. We tend to hide pieces of ourselves because we are afraid of negativity, and I’ve noticed from my own experiences that it only holds me back from truly being myself and achieving my goals in life. This song is saying that it’s time to be brave and be yourself" said Gary Larsen, Royal Teeth singer and guitarist, on the new song, adding "My Dad is a race car driver, and I used to go a lot as a kid. When we started thinking of ideas for the music video, I became obsessed with using the race track as the location, and from there, we brought the idea to life with the help of Solar Cabin, Tunde Olaniran, and the Whitlow family. My dad is even in the video as Nora's coach, and Nora is driving his car "Underdog". A fitting name for the song and for this band."

Watch the video for Show You What I Can Do clicking on the image and stream the song on Spotify.

Horror Films by Californian talent TALKER Monday, 25 February 2019 21:57 by madseason
talker - Horror Films

Horror Films is the title of talker's new EP, released last Friday, February 22 and featuring the single Intimidated.

Dark, moody, intriguing and endearing, Horror Films is captivating and sincerely relevant. Inspired by alternative rock, grunge music, and indie singer-songwriters, talker (stage name of Celeste Tauchar) maintains a guitar-based sound while infusing organic resonances and bringing in modern production elements. Horror Films is talker's diary, in which every single composition delves into her emotions.

talker's first EP, Horror Films aims to take her in a new life direction by overcoming fears. "I try to be super authentic and honest, and I think sometimes that, combined with the music industry's cut-throat nature, makes me feel like the girl walking down the dark and creepy hallway in a horror film -- she's definitely not supposed to go in there! Except with this EP, going in there just brings out my raw emotions and hopefully something for people to connect to," talker explains.

All five compositions that comprise Horror Films were written and co-produced by talker with the help from Dan Sadin (guitarist, FRENSHIP) and Phil Simmonds (Jessie J, Eryn Allen Kane). Mastered by Dave Harris, and mixed by Mike Pepe and Jesse Ernster, Horror Films is a well-collaborated project that speaks to the emotive power of music. The team worked to express the true passion behind the EP, and they were so successful at doing so that talker became emotional while tracking vocals.

Stream and download Horror Films now on digital platforms worldwide.

SKYE WALLACE new single: Coal In Your Window Tuesday, 19 February 2019 21:57 by madseason
Skye Wallace - Coal In Your Window

Toronto-based rocker Skye Wallace has just released Coal In Your Window, the first single from her forthcoming new, self-titled album coming June 7.

Skye wrote Coal In Your Window in a building in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland that used to be an old cottage hospital. It was inspired by a story I heard about one of the young folks that used to work in the hospital and the boy that would throw coal at her window at night to beckon her down to their meeting place in the boiler room.

Coal In Your Window may be about a specific story, but it's a truly universal concept of jittery, passionate love and doing whatever it takes to access that fire that another person ignites in you. Skye wanted to evoke an excited, dangerous, lustful energy that gets the heart pumping.

Skye's previous album Something Wicked, was produced by musician/songwriter Jim Bryson. It was named one of Vancouver Weekly's Best Albums of 2016, CBC's Top 8 Albums You Need To Hear This Month, and was dubbed by CBC's Stephen Quinn, a "kick ass record".

Stream Coal In Your Window on SoundCloud and Spotify and watch the official video on YouTube clicking on the image.

CZARINA stands In The Line Of Fire Saturday, 16 February 2019 16:08 by madseason
CZARINA - In The Line Of Fire

Synth and electronic rock artist C Z A R I N A releases an invigorating new single, In The Line Of Fire. The awe-inspiring artist blasts listeners into outer space in the heat of laser-beamed warfare within her new adrenaline-charged, Sci-Fi anime-inspired theatrical electronic rock opera. In The Line Of Fire is now available for streaming and download on digital platforms worldwide (click on the image).

Growing up completely immersed in Japanese Robotech and mecha animes, C Z A R I N A took the opportunity to manifest her mecha strike force dreams with her powerful vocals, catchy lyricism, and out of this world guitar hooks. She teamed up with Chris Keya to write and produce the explosive composition and create an innovative audio experience that culminates into a new class of artistry. In The Line Of Fire is an exhilaratingly unique song that builds from a synth-based rock beat into a full electronic entrancement. Writing and performing the cinematic script with her real-life husband DeadlyKawaii, C Z A R I N A wanted to create a new entertainment franchise. Keep an eye out for the CGI-animation of In The Line Of Fire from C Z A R I N A that tells the story of VRO 1221, Commander Hanzo, and the fate of the Delta Strike Force.