Lioness: The fierce energy of ACE OF WANDS Friday, 25 January 2019 22:47 by madseason
Ace Of Wands - Lioness

Ace Of Wands is the music and songwriting of Lee Rose. Joined by Anna Mernieks and Jody Brumell, the band blends soaring vocals, violin, synth-bass and guitar into songs inspired by the supernatural, elemental forces and physical sensation.

Drawing on a background of rock and roll, classical violin training and folk music, Ace Of Wands expands their songwriting to incorporate facets of cinematic soundscapes, pop melodies and interlocking guitars and vocals. Motivated by the tarot card of the same name, the music is about will and determination; to create and destroy, and to bring about physical, mental and spiritual transformation.

Lioness is the title track of Ace Of Wands' forthcoming debut album, to be released next February 22. It was written at a time of transformation in Lee Rose's life: the song came from a place of self-destruction while Lee simultaneously searched for strength and the ability to persevere.

The accompanying video for Lioness is inspired by a love of horror movies and suspense, depicting the lure of self-destruction followed by an acceptance of the darkness within. Watch the video now clicking on the image.

Bexley - Sometimes

Los Angeles young rocker Bexley released her debut EP Lost In The Moment yesterday, 18 January.

The EP was produced by Aaron Edwards (Sick Puppies, Black Veil Brides, Rivals) include 5 hard hitting songs that touches on topics that people often have trouble talking about, like harmful relationships (Toxic Love) and trying to find meaning in our increasingly chaotic world (Deal).

Working alongside producer Edwards, Bexley captured her unique sound and an energy that will resonate with Rock and Alternative fans alike.

Emerging from the supportive Seattle music scene, Bexley rose in local circles and worked hard to rub elbows with local rock and grunge legends to absorb their knowledge while developing her own unique take on music. She was welcomed into the Brotherhood of Guitar by legendary Rock photographer and mentor Robert M. Knight: he included Bexley in his latest book "Rock Gods" alongside such icons as Slash and Jimmy Page. Her style is heavily influenced by the songwriting and harmonies of the Beatles, while sonically drawing from hometown favorites Alice in Chains. She holds Robert Plant and the aforementioned Chris Cornell as her benchmarks for vocals, and studied the nuance they put into each song. Her drive to succeed has led her to Los Angeles, where she now lives and where the colobration with producer Edwards began.

Watch the video for Run Rabbit Run -Bexley's debut single- here and check the new one for Sometimes, also included in the EP, clickng on the image.

Donwload/stream Lost In The Moment on your favorite digital music service and discover a bright new rock talent.

KONGOS - 1929: Part 1

A few weeks after the single Pay For The Weekend, South African alternative rockers KONGOS release their brand new album 1929: Part 1 today, January 18.

1929: Part 1 is an impressive record that is packed with the same kind of catchy lyrics, complex melodies and top-notch musicianship that listeners would expect from one of the fastest growing alternative rock bands in the world.

Filled with lyrical prowess, melodic complexity and a visceral musicality, 1929: Part 1 is the result of a major creative undertaking. As the title somewhat implies, it will be the first of three albums to be released by the band in 2019. From this venture, songs like the aforementioned single Pay For The Weekend emerge, a track that encompasses the album's themes fully. Other songs like Something New, I Am Not Me and Keep Your Head showcase the band's energy and are sure to be fan favorites.

All of the tracks from the album were featured in Bus Call - Life On Tour, an 8-part docuseries which follows their story and gives a compelling and realistic window into life on tour. KONGOS also host a weekly podcast, The Front Lounge, where they discuss music, ideas and more with guests that include other musicians, artists, touring professionals and entrepreneurs.

1929: Part 1 is available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.

Baggage Claim: new single from FRAMING HANLEY Tuesday, 8 January 2019 21:27 by madseason
Framing Hanley - Baggage Claim

Framing Hanley released their second single from their upcoming album Sumner Roots -due out early 2019- a few weeks ago. The song is titled Baggage Claim and can be streamed or downloaded at all digital outlets.

Frontman Kenneth Nixon on Baggage Claim: "I've never been a fan of talking about the meaning behind a song to the songwriter, because it's a songwriter's goal usually to write a song that someone can relate to themselves. It's funny, though, because when people hear this song, they'll likely have a much different takeaway than what this song means to us. This song was written about the stranglehold that music, and moreover, the music industry had on us 4 years ago when we first considered walking away. Just the feeling of wanting to change one's identity, everything about oneself, to have a fresh start. Yet every time we tried to distance ourselves from music, it was right there; threatening to pull us back under."

Baggage Claim is a strong, melodic, heartfelt number that confirms the band has matured both musically and lyrically.

The first song off of the upcoming new album, Puzzle Pieces, was released last summer and has already surpassed 2 million streams.

The Spiritual Machines - Brave New World

Fans of awesome songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Evan Frankfort (Melodine, Les Friction) can rejoice, as alternative sci-fi rock duo The Spiritual Machines, comprising Evan and lead vocalist James Grundler (Din Pedals, Palo Alto, Golden State) has just released the brand new single Brave New World.

The song was, as usual, written, produced and recorded by Mr. Frankfort himself and is another cinematic rock winner.  You can buy/stream Brave New World on BandCamp or cdbaby. If you're a Spotify user, check it here.

Stay tuned for news about the upcoming third The Spiritual Machines' full-length album. 

MISSIO start 2019 with brand new single Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:21 by madseason
MISSIO - Rad Drugz (Visualizer)

Alternative/electronic duo from Austin, Texas MISSIO, is starting out the new year with a bang, as they just released the addictive new single Rad Drugz.

You can and donwload/stream Rad Drugz on your favorite digital music service and watch the official visualizer clicking on the image.

ALPHA REV: Cas.e Sessions Volume 1 Friday, 14 December 2018 21:30 by madseason
Alpha Rev - My Evolution (lyric)

Texan alternative rockers Alpha Rev fronted by songwriter Casey McPherson (also singer in the supergroup Flying Colors) have a new album out. 

It's called Cas.e Sessions Volume 1 and is the first self produced record from Alpha Rev. You can stream it right now on Spotify.

Cas.e Sessions Volume 1 includes all songs from the first season of the cas.e sessions, the band's service dedicated to the fans that, becoming members, have access to music, videos, short documentaries, private online shows that no one else sees etc.

"These songs are each written around a topic or experience I had. All very different and some of my most creative work. I'm very proud of it and I hope you enjoy the ride" wrote Casey about Volume 1.

Case also shared with us a new lyric video he made of the song My Evolution. He did most of it on the iPhone, with the Filmmaker Pro app. Check it out clicking on the image.

Roll On with THE RASSLE Tuesday, 11 December 2018 21:54 by madseason
The Rassle - Roll On

New York City based band The Rassle - comprising of brothers Reed and Blair Van Nort from Austin, Texas - independently released their debut album Roll On last November, 2.

Roll On was co-produced by John O'Mahony (Metric, The Kills), mixed by Alex Suarez (Lorde, Lefti) and mastered by Chris Gehringer (Bleachers, CHVRCHES).

Influenced by such acts as Arcade Fire, Kasabian and, Imagine Dragons, The Rassle deliver guitar oriented, stadium-size anthems with a nice dose of electronic.

"We worked so long and so hard on this thing it was almost hard to let it go. Being in a band is hard like that. Putting yourself out there is not easy. Writing words that you hope might inspire people is pretty scary. But we felt like what we had to say and how we wanted to say it was an important enough message to not quit on ourselves. That's what this record is to us. It's a protest record. It's a never surrender record. It's a damn the torpedoes kinda thing. So we hope you dig it. We hope you share it. We hope you find something that will inspire and push you to do the things that you never thought you could do" said the brothers about Roll On.

Stream this brilliant album on Spotify or on SoundCloud now!