ZERO THEOREM: The Killing II Tuesday, 26 January 2021 18:48 by madseason
Zero Theorem - The Killing II

Los Angeles based Zero Theorem are continuing their momentum from 2020 with the release of new EP The Killing II, now available worldwide.

The band combines existential lyrics about the human experience with blistering instrumentation. The group follows the lead of bands such as Tool and Primus by creating an entire universe of sound and light for fans to explore.

The band teamed with renowned producer Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach) on the EP and new focus track Joke.

Joke expands on the band's exploration of what it means to be authentically human, especially at a time in which the lines between organic and artificial reality continue to blur. In the accompanying video directed by Daniel Prothero, Zero Theorem expands its sci-fi universe with the depiction of another mysterious alien world. Here, a childlike being emerges from the ground to wreak havoc on the planet and its unsuspecting inhabitants as Prothero's psychedelic 2D animation takes him on a whimsical journey of destruction and transformation.

The Killing II is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.

MOON FEVER: Cocaine Monday, 7 December 2020 16:59 by madseason
Moon Fever - Cocaine

The chaos of the current year has broken each of us in unique ways that may take years to mend, but anything is possible as long as we stick together. People need an anthem that can unite them and remind them of the power music possesses. Thankfully, Moon Fever has the answer with new single Cocaine.

Packed with stadium-ready production and a memorable hook, Cocaine is a party song that that can help listeners shed the stress and worries of life in 2020 and lose themselves in the music. They can picture the way life was in the "before" times, and they can believe in a better future. It's auditory escapism arriving right when we need it most.

Lead Singer Cody Jasper says: "Cocaine is a song about what you think it is about. As a rock band living in Los Angeles, we've had some wild times and crazy stories to tell. Some good, some bad… So we decided as a band we needed that trusty old party Rock song on the album. We all know the lie cocaine tells you. This song is about that devil on your shoulder [who is] trying to convince you to come into the city 'like a hurricane ready to blow' - this song is an anthem about playin' hard and livin' fast."

Check the video for Cocaine - filmed at Bomb City and Dollhouse in Amarillo, TX - clicking on the image and stream and download the song on digital music platforms worldwide

OCEAN GROVE: Dream Tuesday, 1 December 2020 21:03 by madseason
Ocean Grove - Dream

Alternative rockers Ocean Grove have a new single out, called Dream.
Originally a hidden track on Flip Phone Fantasy and written long before the year was thrown into disarray, the release of the song arguably marks the track that 2020 needs.

Vocalist Dale Tanner describes the song as the ultimate PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) anthem: "it feels as though the lyrics have taken on an even deeper relevance when we look back on the stories of life's fragility that have been making headlines for months. Ultimately it hopes to inspire listeners to stop paying attention to the naysayers and the constant reminders that we're not good enough and instead to chase those crazy life goals to no end. This song is Ocean Grove running to the rooftops and shouting loud and clear that time is our greatest commodity and we shouldn't waste a bloody second of it."

Bassist Twiggy Hunter adds, "Dream was written to empower the listener and instil a sense of don’t-give-a-fuck-ery with a bold, glistening undertone of optimism and hope. We hope listeners can use this song as a form of lifeblood to not give up hope through the times ahead and go on to prosper and thrive in their own individualism."

Watch the official music video for Dream clicking on the image.

ATWOOD: Out Of The Blue Monday, 23 November 2020 19:26 by madseason
Atwood - Out Of The Blue

Hailing from the fertile rock breeding ground of Milan, Italy, Atwood introduced themselves to the local scene with the release of their first single – Black Mirror, which was just the beginning of a storyline. Their debut EP, at odds, delivered in November 2018, has been defined as "a seamless blend of pop, alternative rock, synth and electronics and some post-hardcore influences flowing into one melting pot of sound, enriched by alluring vocals."

The band immediately started working up a strong following in Milan's pop-punk, alternative scene, playing shows with icons such as Eyes Set to Kill and Lost. On October 2019, Atwood released Dance In The Sun, marking the beginning of a new approach to their songwriting and lyrical content: catchy, yet meaningful, poppy, yet well rounded, Dance In The Sun is the first single off an upcoming EP, to be released in 2021.

On April 30 the band released another single off the upcoming EP, called Ghost. The track masterfully merges modern pop ambiences with a melancholic, earworm-like pop punk chorus ready to get clubs jumping.

Out Of The Blue is the title of the just released new single. Using the band's own words, it "tells the beauty of waiting for something good to come – and the wait becomes a bubble we lock ourselves in, oblivious of the passage of time. Out of sight, out of mind has never been more unrealistic."

Atwood are quickly becoming one of the best Europan indie/alternative pop rock bands: check the official video for Out Of The Blue (click on the image) and discover why.

LONE KODIAK: Bones Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:00 by madseason

Indie-rock trio Lone Kodiak has released their newest electrifying single, Bones. The song delivers a nostalgic message about life, love, and loss that listeners can relate to with sweeping electric guitar, cinematic drums, and haunting vocals.

The band explains that the process of writing this track was just as mesmerizing as the song itself: "Bones was a happy, happy accident. We were experimenting with intros for our live set; we took one of our previous songs, slowed it down, and reversed it (which is what you'll hear at the beginning). We were totally captivated by this melody we kept hearing, and two hours later, we had a new song. I think our best songs are ones that just kind of come together naturally without a ton of interference from us."

Bones delivers an emotional and intimate impact that will leave listeners wanting more: a stunning track that hints at what's to come.

Bones is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.

LITTLE HURT: My Head Hurts Friday, 13 November 2020 17:25 by madseason
Little Hurt - My Head Hurts

2020 has been a year of trials and tribulations. So many things have impacted us all: Covid-19, a crashing economy, political turmoil, and overall stress and strife. So it's fitting that as this year winds down, Little Hurt sums up this angsty time period with a banger we can all sing along, move and get our collective frustrations out to, My Head Hurts. The song is now available world-wide and will be included on a new EP Every Second slated for release on January 29th, 2021.

With a sing-along chorus and blazing guitars atop a background of a bouncing, infectious rhythm Little Hurt's Colin Dieden (The Mowgli's) explains "I wrote 'My Head Hurts' kind of out of necessity. This has been an incredibly tough year - for everyone. And I'm no exception. So many life changing events took place for me in such a short period of time and there were moments where I felt kind of hopeless". He continues "I really just needed to yell into a microphone and play my guitar really loud and that's what I did. I think anyone hearing this song will be able to apply it to whatever is happening in their own lives and even the state of the world."

My Head Hurts is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide. Check it out clicking on the image.

RIVALS: Lavenders Saturday, 7 November 2020 16:14 by madseason
RIVALS - Lavenders (Official Music Video)

"It's been a year now since we've released new music, some of ya'll even asked if we were still a band, the answer is YES we are. We haven't spent the last 6 years of our lives to give up this easily on something we've bled over, we've fought for and we've given our lives for. Although the world is a crazy place right now, touring is nonexistent, music is slowly changing to something different. We thought it was time to finally start the releasing process, it was time to show ya'll what we've spent the last 3 years working on since Damned Soul."

The new single from Los Angeles dark pop-rockers RIVALS is titled Lavenders and is just been released. Check the official video clicking on the image.

HATE DRUGS: Night II (Divine Providence) Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:00 by madseason
Hate Drugs - Night II (Divine Providence)

Indie pop band Hate Drugs from Bakersfield, CA, takes us on a road trip in their new official video for Night II (Divine Providence), a song off their new EP Ponderosa.

This soft track draws images of reflection that are relatable to remind us of how quickly life changes. 

Check the video out clicking on the image.

Ponderosa was released last July and marks the beginning of a new era for Hate Drugs. Arranged and produced by the band, with additional mixing and mastering help from Cory Reyes, Ponderosa "was a moment, perfectly captured without any of us knowing it. It's the beginning of a new chapter for us, and everyone, really" as lead vocalist David Caploe explained.

If you still haven't, stream/download it on digital music platforms worldwide.