Stepping away from the drawing board for a brief moment, Jeff Kitselman from pop-punk All From Nothing sits down with Nicole Mendes from The Old School Project. Here is what this talented guy from Kansas had to say.

NM: Hi there. I hope you're well and ready for a chat. The questions aren't too prying, so shall we begin?

JK: Yes, let’s do this!

NM: Let's get all of the introductory questions out of the way. First thing, who am I speaking with and what part do you play in the band?

JK: This is Jeff Kitselman, lead singer and rhythm guitarist.

NM: How did All From Nothing come together?

JK: I started the band about two years ago calling it All Or Nothing, but we were notified that the name was already taken a few months into it, and decided to stick close to the original name and still had meaning to us. We've had several members come and go, as I think most bands experience. Sage Thurston, our drummer, has been with me the longest, coming up on about a year and a half. The other guys joined early last summer, and our current group has been very committed and solid with common goals moving forward.

NM: I'm guessing your band name expresses your approach to music, but am I correct?

JK: It does. The process of building anything from the ground up is a grind, and you have to start somewhere; so, it has meaning to us as we continue to push forward. It all starts with an idea and then hard work from there!


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NM: You are releasing a new single called 'Actions Speak' soon. What can you tell us about the track?

JK: We are excited for the release. It is all but done now at the studio; just needs some mixing and then deciding how we want to release it! The song was written, taken from a previous relationship that ended not that long ago. I still feel the pain from the relationship when playing it.

NM: 'Actions Speak' is part of an EP you are currently working on. What can you tell us about the EP, if anything?

JK: We are excited about this new release. We started with the idea of another five or six-song EP, but we are now maybe looking at a full album as we have about nine songs that we are working on!

NM: Using 'Actions Speak' as an example, could you tell me about your songwriting process?

JK: We typically start a song by the melody, something that we like the sound of. After coming up with some musical parts and the structure of the song, I then decide what to write about and fit it within the structure so that it hopefully flows well. I personally write most of my music on the acoustic guitar first before moving it over to an electric. 'Actions Speak' was written by Sage Thurston for the most part regarding musically, and then I wrote most of the lyrics to it.

NM: What about the recording process?

JK: The recording process is evolving as our first EP was almost completely recorded by Sage. He played guitar, bass and drums, and even some backing vocals; then I went in and recorded all of the main vocals at a studio in the Kansas City area. With Pav, our bassist, and Gabriel Molina, lead guitarist, really stepping up their roles in the band. They are now becoming more involved in the recording process, and this will create an interesting dynamic moving forward with the songwriting process as well.

    

NM: What is the inspiration for 'Actions Speak'?

JK: Both Sage and I went through recent breakups this past year that were hard, and the best therapy for myself is to turn it into a song. I often do when something is bothering me or conflicting within.

NM: You released a single a couple of months ago, so do you find it easier to keep recording and releasing material as compared to breaks between releases?

JK: We just wish there was more time in the day! I would love to get all of the songs we have done and completed out for the public; I'm excited for what is coming! We have so many new song ideas on top of the nine or ten songs we are recording at the moment. For myself, I like to keep putting new material out versus a long break in music, especially with all of the material we have. As of now, we are not experiencing any kind of writer's block! :)

NM: Do you think releasing content regularly is important and why?

JK: We do feel it is very important as to stay in our fans' minds and ears in the hope of continuing to grow as a band. Our goal is to put out an EP or album every 12 to 18 months; promoting and marketing the album for that timeframe.

NM: In your Facebook biography, you say there are too many musical influences to mention, but do you have one or two artists that seem to have a greater influence on your sound? Who are they, and why are they up there?

JK: For myself, my greatest influences would have been when I was a young teenager and really falling in love with rock and roll. I grew up listening to what my parents listened to; as there was no internet, you only had the radio, cassettes and CDs! That being said, I was a fan of Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Guns 'N Roses, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Poison in the late 80s, and then Nirvana hit. It had a huge impact on me and the many other grunge bands from the 90s. Blink 182, Green Day and Offspring, along with Social Distortion helped carve out my own punk influences.

When a certain song hits you, it is such a natural high with the release of endorphins. I know it is different for everyone, but for me, it's the way a vocalist sings/screams, the energy from the guitars and the way it empowers you. I was sold on rock from the day I heard it and can't see that ever changing.

NM: Do you have any future tours planned to promote the single and upcoming EP?

JK: As of now we don’t have any tours planned. We would love to do something this summer but haven’t made all of the contacts yet to put something like that together. With the band also all working, and school as well, any tours as of now definitely have to be strategic. We hope to set up a couple of two-week tours soon with the right connections to make that happen.


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NM: You released a music video for your single 'Down On Me' last month. What was filming like for the video?

JK: We had so much fun doing this video. It was a day where we had a few inches of snow, and Gabe and Sage brought up doing a video on a whim! Gabriel is also a very talented cameraman/videographer, and he shot the whole thing.

NM: Most people say filming a music video is a treat, but did you experience any challenges?

JK: The biggest challenges are the time and energy it takes in doing videos. It takes a full day, plus all of the planning, and when hiring someone else, it can be expensive. The percentage of people that watch video content though versus just listening to our songs, I have been told, is over 100%; so, it is a must do!

We do definitely enjoy them, but it's hard to do them, hit the recording studio and play shows all at once. Again, we just need more hours in the day to get everything done that we want to accomplish or get to the point that we are making a living doing this.

NM: Who developed the concept for the video and was the final result in line with this?

JK: The concept of 'Down On Me' was mostly put together by Gabe and Sage, with input from both Pav and myself.

NM: People have favourite established acts, but who is your favourite independent act at the moment and why that musician?

JK: That is a tough one. There are some great local bands that are independent making great music! From some of the locals that I have recently heard in the KC area, I really like Stories Through Storms, Champagne Campaign, Sweet Ascent and From the Ashes. All four bands are pushing hard to make a name for themselves; they are all very talented and inspire me to continue improving on my own songwriting. They have been an influence on me, helping me learn each step in moving forward in taking the band to the next level.

NM: That's it! Thanks so much for speaking with me. Good luck for the EP, tours and any other musical endeavours. :)

JK: Thank you so much for the interview; we truly appreciate your interest in All From Nothing!

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 12:15

Chatting With Liber Electro

If you're into indie electronica performed by a duo from the Southern Ukraine, well then you've hit the jackpot with Liber Electro. Taking some time out, Maksim and Mila, sat down with me and spoke about their band's name, singing in English, recording processes, and their plans for 2019.

Good day everyone. I hope you are all well. Thanks for speaking with me, it's much appreciated. Let's get to it, shall we?

Hey! Let's go!

How did you come up with the name Liber Electro? Does it have a specific meaning?

Our keyboardist, Maksim, came up with the initial name 'Docks' which everyone misheard as 'Dogs'. We got sick of all the fresh jokes like 'fetch', 'bow wow' and 'roll over', so we had to reinvent the name. As you've heard, we have some electric vibes in our music and we want to keep our options open for merging and fusing genres going hand in hand with inspiration, hence, Liber Electro.

How did the band meet and form?

We first gathered as a student project and did some rock 'n' roll music. Later on this project turned into a cover band. Maksim and I, Mila the vocalist, decided to try out and do something new, experiment. The idea wasn't popular among others to say the least, and so we decided to focus on creativity, while others just kind of turned their back on us.

Who inspires you to make music?

While there is a long, long list of artists that would probably take a multi-volume book collection if we tried to write it down, it's more of something inside you that you cannot keep to yourself, which you want to share and to give. Also, when you hear some sounds that you thought wouldn't fit into one piece, that are impossible to combine or create harmony together, you get this ticklish desire to explore it and see what else could stand together.

Another thing we'd like to mention is a team. If there is a gang who really dig what they do and never stop learning, something great can come out of it.

If you had to describe the band in one sentence, what would the sentence be?

Per aspera ad astra.

Your last album was in 2016, can we expect any more releases soon?

Our new album is still smoking hot out of the oven as we've just finished the mastering! We can't yet name the exact date, but stay tuned!

As an indie electronic band, what is your song writing process? Do you have the lyrics first followed by melody or put lyrics to the melody?

We are the followers of the classic school philosophy, so lyrics come first. It has nothing to do with Maksim being a Master of Music in Composition.

Of all the songs you have released, and I mean all of them, which is your favourite and why?

For Maksim it is 'New Day' as it was our first successful experiment with hard guitars and electronica. For me it is 'Equipoise' as it is rebellious and has a rock soul to it.

And which is your least favourite, and why?

We don't want to sound stuck-up, but we like all of them as we nurtured each and every of them.


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What do you think is the most difficult part of being in a band?

To mix different worldviews in one song. We see eye to eye, but still have different approaches and ways of putting it into music.

Do you have any advice to people starting a band?

Never give up! It might sound banal but if you already decided to be in a band, you have to stick to the plan.

What are your plans for 2019? Is there any chance of a tour?

A secret. How about a wild guess?

Do you find it difficult to perform in English despite Russian being your home language (I assume)?

Nope. Nowadays, a good command of English is a must, plus it's kind of easier to express your thoughts in a foreign language. It kind of gives you more freedom to say what may have seemed too freehearted in the native one.

And that's it! Thanks so much for your time; I look forward to new material soon.

Thank you for your time, it was a pleasure! Odessa says hi!


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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:24

Reviewing 'Blame' And Interviewing MaWayy

The internet is a dominant force in almost every person's life nowadays. If you really think about it, people are spending more time online than ever before for both personal and professional reasons. Just yesterday I was researching online ballet classes; ballet classes, who'd have thought it? So, why should I be fascinated by musicians producing material without ever being in the same place at the same time? I don't know, but I am.

Now the boring introduction is over, let me get to the meat of this review - MaWayy. A dance-pop duo who have never met in the flesh. All their production is done online and, get this; they aren't even in the same time zones! Brain Wayy lives in Los Angeles and Masoud Fouladi Moghaddam is in Bandar-e Anzali (that's in Iran). Intrigued? I was...am...whatever.

Each a music industry professional with an impressive history, Masoud and Wayy eventually found themselves connecting in 2015. Their initial release as MaWayy was 'Wrong' in 2017 which held the number 42 position on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart for three weeks, but I'm here to chat about the latest single 'Blame'.

'Blame' is one of the traditional dance-style tracks, which could account for its popularity on the Billboard charts. It is well-produced with the synths carefully placed to not only emphasise the vocals but take the listener on a rollercoaster of a ride. The vocals, on the other hand, are quite calming with a smooth and delicate pitch. Despite the sombre lyrics, I have to say I find 'Blame' a breath of fresh air. Maybe it's because I don't hear much dance-pop or perhaps it's because a man is saying we can blame bad relationships on him. Watch yourselves, boys, we're holding you to it!

'Blame' was released in October 2018 and my only disappointment is that it took so long to reach my ears. The MaWayy duo has captivated me, and I will be keeping my eyes open for more of their work. 'Blame' can be streamed via Soundcloud or you can view the official video on their YouTube channel.

'Blame' video
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For more MaWayy, check out their socials and official website.

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Interview with MaWay

 

Good day, gentlemen. I hope you are well. Thanks for chatting with me, I appreciate it. Shall we begin?

Now, we can see that MaWayy is a combination of your names Masoud and Wayy, but did you throw about any other names for your group before settling on MaWayy?

Not really. We’ve been thinking about it for a while, but Brian’s 13-year-old daughter said: 'Hey Dad, what’s your partner’s name?' He said Masoud, and she immediately replied: 'how about MaWayy.' We both loved it!

Something I find particularly fascinating about MaWayy is that you produce music without having met each other and living in separate countries. What are the challenges of this?

It can make it a little difficult because we cannot sit together and play some chords or have fun with it 'til we find the magical chord progression. Since there is a big latency in communication, between two sides of the world, we can’t play live behind our computers and even FaceTime gets boring after a while. So, it has to be sent by email to get the stems.

It isn’t a bad thing because when we get up in the morning, we’re always expecting an exciting email or text from each other since the other party was working while one’s sleeping. Sometimes it is a solid instrumental, and sometimes it’s a new playlist placement!

While there may be challenges, are there any benefits to having a long-distance music relationship, if we could call it that?

It gives us time to really think about what we both want to create. The best part is that we get surprised every time by one another- new inspirations require patience. Distance has really taught us both that.

Living on other sides of the world, how did you 'meet' each other?

Brian Wayy released a CD called XCultures, and Masoud Fuladi got a hold of the CD in Iran then emailed Brian saying he was a huge fan of his music. Brian asked Masoud what he did and asked him to make music, which then grabbed his attention due to the quality of performance. Masoud started composing music for television with Brian. A year later, Brian asked him if he wanted to start a project together. They went out and found lyrics writers and singers that fit their brand, which then created MaWayy.

Each of you has a strong background in the music industry, can you tell us about your history?

Brian was a live musician and toured with major ska and pop bands, also remixing pop artists into the dance club mixes. When he met Masoud, he found that creating dance music truly was something that sparked passion back into his soul.

After Masoud's underground music career, producing trance and progressive, supported by stars like Armin van Buuren, he wanted to expand his musical vision and knew that collaborating long-term with Brian would be the best opportunity. This became the foundation which began their journey with MaWayy.

You released a single called 'Blame' in 2018, what can you tell me about the track? What inspired the track?

We started an instrumental like a progressive. A big room kind of sound, and collaborated with LaVoyce - a singer/songwriter from Dallas. The song happened to be so good that we wanted to match a better style with it. So we tried to change the production a little bit, but it didn't go well; then we changed it completely to bass music.

LaVoyce told us: 'when I wrote the song I was just thinking about love and how complicated it can be, and that’s what came out. I have an organic way of writing where I don’t write anything. I only record right in the moment, so everything that comes out is authentic and true.'

Living in two countries - I know I come back to this, but how do you feel the separate cultures influence your music, if at all?

We’re making international music which does not have much influence from any country. It sounds like pop-dance genre or this day’s EDM, so we don’t think there’s cultural influences in our music. Yeah, maybe in some chords somewhere in our songs, but not in general.

Do you have any specific artists that influence your sound?

Definitely, today's Top 40 chart music helps our career as a group, but individually we stick to the old tunes that give us goosebumps! Brian is influenced by any great music. Masoud is influenced by Vangelis, Pink Floyd, and Late Night Alumni.

Can you describe your recording process for 'Blame'? How does it all work from a digital perspective?

In general, we compose tracks and send them to top-liners, and usually, they come up with lyrics. Once we approve the lyrics, they record their vocals and email them to us. We then fix any vocal flaws and modify the music a little, and then mix and master them for the final release. We record many songs before we release our favourite.

MaWayy also released a lyrical music video for 'Blame'. Who created the video and how did you come up with the idea?

Well, lyrics videos are popular these days, and we decided to try it on 'Blame'. We found this amazing company called Red Cat Motion in Vietnam, and we connected with them. We knew it should be more than only lyrics, so we asked Leo DINH (the director) to make a 2D-3D animated lyrics video for us, and he was so passionate about this project. As you see, there is a car chasing scene, and even our vectored pictures are in the video. We had many brainstorming sessions, and the relationship between us made this video stand out compared to other videos.

Your first single 'Wrong' was released in 2017, then 'Blame' in 2018. Can we expect another single this year?

We have recorded at least ten tracks and have a completed video that has not been released to the public. Currently, we have ten songs in the pipeline. Since we are now signed to Kobalt Distribution, we are going to be releasing more new songs in the near future quicker than our previously.

'Wrong' reached #42 on the Billboard Dance Charts, and now 'Blame' is steadily rising (#18 at the time of this interview). What was your reaction when you saw you were on Billboard again?

Yeah, we peaked #18 on the Billboard Dance Charts! That has been really exciting for us! One of the best feelings in the entire world is knowing that we are making an impact on our listeners and people dancing in clubs to our songs. We hope to continue to accomplish that.

So, what are your plans for 2019? Do you think there will ever be a meeting of Ma and Wayy?

We truly hope so! You never know what may be in store for us next - we may be touring. ;)

And that's it! Thanks so much, once again. Wishing you all the best with your endeavours, and I'm certainly going to keep my ears open for more from MaWayy.


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As a writer, I like to think artists enjoy answering interview questions as much as I enjoy reading the responses. Yes, I know I'm only another bunch of questions from a chick they don't know and will forget immediately. If there's a follow-up asking for the responses, I progress to an annoying lil' shit with stupid questions which they forget immediately. Luckily, there are those that allow me to revel in my delusional bliss of thinking I'm special, even if it's only for a few moments.

Despite being on tour, Offended By Everything's frontman Zak Howe dealt with an onslaught of questions without making me feel like too much of an annoying lil' shit (or at least he hid it exceptionally well!). Talking about their new EP, tours and tuna eyeballs, here is what he had to say:

Hey Zak, thanks for speaking with me. I know you're busy, so I'll attempt to keep this short. Shall we begin?

I hate asking this question, but people coming across this interview might not know who you or OBE are. So, who are you and who are Offended By Everything?

We’re a group of guys who’d probably never have met each other or be friends if it weren’t for music. I think that’s our message somewhat. Just let go and let life take its course! As for me, I’m just a dude who likes cheap beer and fun shows with the people I love.

How did OBE come together?

Jarrett and our ex-bassist Jason started the project with an intent of just playing a few local shows, coincidentally! I found out about them after I saw an Instagram ad and shot my shot with an audition! We then filled the rest of our line-up with the help of Craigslist online, funny enough.

You recently released an EP called Evergreen. What can you tell me about it?

Evergreen is a really fun record in the way that it kind of created the sound we’ve always been trying to find and be comfortable with. It’s definitely something different, and we’re all incredibly proud of it.

What was the recording process of Evergreen like?

Recording it was a looooong process; took almost a year for five songs. We were definitely our biggest critics during the whole ordeal, but that's because we wanted something no one else had! We’d spend a ton of time arguing and tweaking the SMALLEST things, and ultimately the end product was totally worth it.

Does the EP have a central theme on which it's built or do the tracks have separate meanings?

There’s not really a central theme that I can confidently say exists. What I have gathered through my own personal experience writing the record with my buddies is that it’s about how rough things can be at any point of your life. You can wallow in it forever, or you can move on and realise you’ve got at least a few years left in your life, can’t waste it on anything that doesn’t work for you!

Your EP made the Billboard charts at the end of Jan. What was your reaction when you saw that?

Seeing us on Billboard was NUTS. In the upcoming days of the release, we all had a discussion on how we wanted that to happen and how we’d do it. Plus, seeing our name above The Smashing Pumpkins was TIGHT.

Evergreen is a bit heavier than Never Too Late To Start Again incorporating more metal, screamo, and alternative rock along with pop-punk. How do you find your fans are reacting to this change, and can we expect more of this amalgamation of genres from OBE?

I think our fans love the change, maybe because we do. I think when bands put out music that’s more in their 'wheelhouse', the fans and friends notice it too, and it makes it even more special. My grandma’s face during 'Deadweight' was priceless though when I showed her.

Now musicians often say they love all the songs on an EP or have a favorite, but which is your least favorite on Evergreen and why that one?

I think my least favorite song is 'I’m Gone'. Not because it's bad by any means, we just sat on that song for SO LONG while we put our ducks in a row. I’ve probably heard it at least 400 times. *laughs*

You're currently on tour with Chin Up, Kid. What can people expect from the performances?

People that have seen us before know what to expect - high energy, a plethora of 'dad jokes', and a lot of smiles. To those that haven’t seen us yet, they’ll see what I mean!

What is the most exciting thing about being in a band?

The most exciting part of being in a band is when people at a show, on the internet, or even in person tell you how much your music means to them. It’s the best feeling in the world. I’ve never really been exceedingly talented my entire life, so hearing these affirmations from people that I’ve helped in some way is honestly the best.


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I heard you're a bit of a foodie, so I did a little research and found some "interesting" food items. Tell me if you'd eat them.

- Barbeque bat?

BBQ Bat? Depends on the sauce.

- Oreo cookie pancakes?

How could I not know something as beautiful as this exists? I’ll eat 50.

- Spaghetti tacos?

Don’t get me started on spaghetti tacos. When I lived alone in my apartment when I was 19 all I seemed to have was taco shells and spaghetti. So, yeah, I guess I may have already tried them. *laughs*

- Pickled pig feet?

Isn’t that an Irish dish or something? I mean if it just tastes like pickles with pork, I might be down to give it a shot.

- Tuna eyeballs?

Miss me with that one, dude. I HATE SEAFOOD and I can’t imagine eating an eyeball would help me get over that.

How would your bandmates describe you?

Probably a little over dramatic with decision making, but apparently they know I have good intentions (I HOPE). I am known to be more of a dad figure on tour because these goofballs love to come up with the worst 'would you rather?' questions on the road. At home though? Not so much. *laughs*

How do you deal with performance anxiety?

Luckily, I’ve never had to deal with anxiety too bad when on stage. I mean, the way I see it, I’m proud of our songs. I have nothing to hide on stage!

If you could play any venue with any artist, where and with who?

I’d love to play Chain Reaction in Los Angeles, California with The Story So Far. It’s their hometown, and I know it’d be awesome.

Finally, many inquiring minds want to know, how did you become so charming?

*laughs* That credit goes to my mother. She raised me to treat everyone with love and respect. She’s also my biggest supporter. Love you, Mama!

And that's it! Thanks so much for speaking with me, Zak. Good luck with the tour and can't wait to see you when you get to Europe!

Thank you so much. Hopefully, we’ll see you soon!


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Madison Roe

 

Compared to the likes of James Bay, Amy Winehouse, Hozier and Ed Sheeran, Madison Roe knocks off this early Christmas gift from us to you. An indie-rock singer from Kauai, Hawaii, she is well-known for her soulful lyrics and melody. Madison recently released her debut EP, Changing Colors, and has plans for a sophomore release in 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/MadisonRoeOfficial/ - Madison's Facebook profile is one of the more engaging accounts I have come across. It is well-maintained and the posts will constantly include a video or an image. She has a plethora of photographs, the majority of them being less promotional; for instance, there are behind the scenes shots of a music video, and even some of her buying a guitar. My favourite element is the video section where she posts numerous acoustic covers including one from her teenage years. The real downfall is her biography page. Contact details are available, but there is no personal information and more links to other social media would be useful.

https://www.instagram.com/madisonroeofficial/ - it is obvious that Madison prefers Facebook to Instagram based on the types of pictures available. While Facebook is very 'natural', Instagram has more press images and live videos. It is a well-maintained account and enjoyable to look at, but I would choose her Facebook over this any day.

http://www.madisonroe.com/ - Did I mention Madison was a model? No. Well, it is quite obvious considering the effect of the images. Her official website's landing page has a stunning image with a very prominent menu, making it easy to navigate. However, if you're interested in music, you need only scroll down to view videos and playlists of her EPs. I have no concerns for this website, or maybe I'm too stunned by her photographs.

MosesMo And The Real Cool Band

 

Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Moses Moore is one of the well-known artists in the funk rock genre heading Mother's Finest. Now with his band - a real cool band - the five-piece are making waves by following this Music Hall of Fame inductee. A guitarist and songwriter for over forty years, Moses is re-ignited dirty South blues funk rock with inspiration from Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones. Of course, MosesMo does have some solo projects every now and then with his latest solo album, Two Ton Message, released in 2018.

https://www.facebook.com/MosesMoandTheRCB/ - MosesMo takes pride in his Facebook profile keeping it well-maintained with regular posts and updates. There is a plethora of videos, mostly live videos which are enjoyable to watch. Furthermore, there are many photographs giving the fan insight into the band's live performances. Some reviews are available promoting engagement with fans; as well as a band profile giving access to a playlist and music videos. What I enjoy the most is the Facebook live stream facility and access to their latest album. I have no recommendations for this profile and only look forward to additional posts.

https://www.instagram.com/mosesmomf/ - MosesMo provides another engaging social media profile with many live images and videos, as well as some personal pics to give people insight into who Mo is. I enjoy this profile because it is humble and not something you'd expect from a Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee.

https://mosesmo.com/ - when you arrive on the MosesMo official website, you are immediately stared down by Mo himself. A super cool picture with an easy to access menu makes the landing page ideal. As you scroll down, you'll discover music, a mailing list opt-in and some links to social media platforms. I am unsure why the music tab requires registration to view, but every other area of the website is easy to peruse. Moreover, the colour scheme is easy on a person's eyes.

The Worn Out Soles

 

Beginning as a threesome from Knoxville, Tennessee, The Worn Out Soles soon become a quartet with the addition of a fourth member. This alternative rock group draws inspiration from Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Doors and Stone Temple Pilots. The Worn Out Soles released their self-titled debut album in 2018.

The Worn Out Soles are:

Nathan Forman on vocals and guitar.
Nick Voorhees on guitar.
Adam King on bass.
Brain J. Wright on drums.

https://www.facebook.com/thewornoutsoles/ - The Worn Out Soles use their Facebook account for promotional purposes exclusively. It is not very well-maintained, but does what a band profile needs to do. A plethora of images is available, but they are mostly live performances or merchandise images. Access is also available to gig listings and their debut album via a band profile widget. I would recommend updating the biography section with some more background information and links to social media accounts.

https://www.instagram.com/thewornoutsoles/ - if you want to view a band Instagram with life performance images, then you've come to the right one. The Worn Out Soles are still new and unsigned, but they could attempt to find a balance between more personal images and promotional items. Think a picture of your dog playing a guitar in a Christmas hat - something like that.

https://www.reverbnation.com/thewornoutsoles/ - A basic Reverbnation profile acts as The Worn Out Soles' official website. I enjoy Reverbnation profiles because they provide me with everything I need as a fan and a writer - press images, music, a biography and shows. I recommend that The Worn Out Soles extend their biography slightly.

Niki J. Crawford

 

Niki J. Crawford is a soul funk singer hailing from the small town of Springhill, Louisiana. Starting at the age of six, this groovy gal has progressed from hometown church choirs to sharing the stage with All Green, The Roots, Carlos Santana and even Snoop Dogg. Multi-talented, Niki is not only a powerful voice but also a dynamic actress. She recently completed filming 'Revival', a film based on the gospel of John. She has also performed in 'Mr. Sophistication' alongside Rick Fox and Tatum O'Neal. Yet, her first love is music and she continues to person with a passion and sensuality that inspires and promotes positivity.

https://www.facebook.com/NikiJCrawfordMusic/ - Niki's Facebook is a relatively well-maintained one with posts focusing mainly on the promotional element of her career. Several photographs and videos are available, with engaging personal shots available. She has also placed a band profile widget on the account giving fans access to a playlist and official music videos. My main concern is the social media links being further down on the page instead of in the allocated areas. Yes, you do have access to Instagram and Twitter, but you have to search for it.

https://www.instagram.com/nikijcrawford/ - Niki has a very well-balanced Instagram account with press and personal images. Her live performance pictures are great, and I really enjoy the videos. What I love about this account is how comfortable I feel viewing it. It is as if I am taking a look at a friend's photo album and I just feel, well, at ease.

http://www.nikijcrawford.com/ - the reason a Reverbnation band profile is fantastic as an official website is because it is like opening an EPK. The landing page includes social media links, a subscription opt-in widget, a biography, contact, videos, playlists, and images - everything you could want. In addition, there is a sticky menu that can be easily accessed if you want to view a particular item.

Whim Grace

 

Describing herself as a fallen angel and world wanderer, Whim Grace is a folk pop singer who attempts to understand this dystopian society with music. Channelling the boundaries of possibility hidden in the cracks of humanity, this singer is inspired by revolution and evolution. Whim released a single, 'Feelin' Alive', in February 2018. Her sound is inspired by Jack White, The Secret Sea and Radiohead.

https://www.facebook.com/whimmusic/ - Whim Grace's Facebook account is one of the more complete profiles I have come across. A plethora of images and videos are available for visitors, as well as a band profile widget allowing access to playlists and official music videos. Gig dates are also available, and the engaging posts are regularly updated. Contact information is available, along with social media account links - so I don't have much more to recommend.

https://www.instagram.com/whimgrace/ - Whim's Instagram account is well-maintained and has a good balance between promotional and personal images. Whim has also placed several videos on the account which are highly engaging for visitors. You can view other elements of Whim Grace's personality in this account with a focus on art and photography. I would recommend a link to contact details in the biography.

https://whimgrace.bandcamp.com/ - by using a Bandcamp account as an official website, Whim Grace is focusing on the sale of her single 'Feelin' Alive'. While this website can offer all the information you desire if you want from a merchandise perspective, it does not offer any press images or any music videos.

 


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Meresha

 

Barely out of her teens, Meresha has embraced a soulful sound inspired by Annie Lennox and Lorde to release an EP New Revolution. The sometimes eccentric beats bring about older styles into contemporary productions from this DJ. Meresha has performed songs from the album with Third Eye Blind and Adam Lambert. Her most recent album, Enter the Dreamland, is one of All Music's Top 20 Pop Albums of 2017. Her music has been streamed over 14 million times on streaming platforms.

https://www.facebook.com/Mereshas/ - Meresha's Facebook account is a very well-maintained profile that is indicative of her age. Highly engaging with a plethora of non-promotional images and videos, this account is enjoyable to peruse for the average lay person. Meresha has added a band profile allowing access to music videos and playlists. I do recommend placing personal information on her biography page, but the links to social media accounts with contact details are sufficient.

https://www.meresha.com/ - Meresha's official website is neat, offers a manageable primary menu with tabs to all the information you require. She also places links to social media accounts and streaming platforms. If you scroll down on the landing page, you will find a link to her latest release which is highly beneficial. My only recommendation is an email address along with the contact box.

Neil Taylor

 

Most well known as a guitarist for Tears For Fears and the famous one-take solo on 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World', Neil Taylor is a British artist who has navigated the contemporary rock music industry for over thirty years. After two world tours with Tears For Fears, Neil toured with the likes of Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders, Rod Stewart, and recorded with Robbie Williams on his Sing While You're Winning and Escapology albums. In 2010, Neil began working on his solo career and has released several singles and albums over the past eight years. His latest release is a single called 'Paper Kite'.

https://www.facebook.com/neiltaylormusic/ - Believe it or not, Neil Taylor's Facebook account is one of the more engaging profiles I have come across rivalling quite a few younger bands. Just shows that age has nothing to do with social media. Neil has a plethora of images, quite a few being live performance photos; as well as acoustic performance videos which are enjoyable. I mean, who doesn't want to see a legendary guitarist perform? My one concern is the lack of contact details.

https://www.instagram.com/neil.taylor1/ - if you are hoping to find promotional images on Neil Taylor's Instagram, then you've come to the wrong place! This is a very amusing account with the majority of pictures being selfie-style images and pictures demonstrating the light-hearted personality of this talented man. I love the account despite it not being updated regularly.

https://www.neiltaylor.net/ - Neil's official website is a single landing page with the focus on the 'Paper Kite' single release. If you scroll down you will find more information about Neil, his discography, live performances, a mailing list opt-in and even management details for direct contact. Social media account links are available at the bottom of the page, so it is possible to find his profiles on other platforms.

Fergus McKay & Nothing Concrete

 

A six-piece blend of swing, blues and folk, Fergus McKay & Nothing Concrete are an international band based in the French Pyrenees. If you add some tap dancing from their brass section into the mix, you will have the makings of a truly unforgettable live performance. The latest album, Jumble Shop Tales, was released at the end of 2018 with much positive response from critics.

https://www.facebook.com/nothingconcrete1/ - Fergus McKay & Nothing Concrete maintain their Facebook account relatively well with regular updates on gigs, releases and reviews. I enjoy the band's performance and this can be seen in their numerous live videos. The band has several images which are press shots mainly, but they also have a band profile available allowing access to a playlist and music videos. I would recommend placing more links to other social media accounts, but otherwise all items seem to be in place.

https://fjsm33.wixsite.com/fergus-mckay - my first note on this website is the background video which made me close the site before I was able to make a decent assessment. It is far too distracting and can prompt a headache, particularly if they are photosensitive. No flashing lights are in the video, but the speedy transitions can be an issue. In many cases, the video would be part of a header and can be paused or scrolled down; however, this is not the instance in Fergus McKay's case.


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Vama

Ranging from indie rock to blues and electro, Vama is a Romanian band with an eclectic music influence that has stunned the world and soothed their ears. The five young men are all highly talented in their respective musical fields including a co-writer of a rock opera, a music producer, and a blues artist with a musical ancestry. The songs are distinctive and their lyrics are striking, but what makes Vama unique is their enthusiastic live performance. Having worked together for a decade, the members enjoy a familiarity making them a force to be reckoned with.

Vama is:

Tudor Chirila on vocals.
Eugen Caminschi on guitar.
Gelu Ionescu on keyboard.
Dan Opris on bass guitar.
Lucian Cioarga on drums.

https://www.instagram.com/vamamusic/ - Vama's Instagram account is well-maintained and provides fans with many live performance images. It focuses primarily on performance, but also has promotional images. It is obvious from these pictures that Vama are exuberant artists that interact well with each other. I don't have any recommendations for improvement as their manager's details are in the biography.

https://www.reverbnation.com/vama - similar to many other bands, Vama have a Reverbnation profile. This is beneficial because it provides a band biography, access to social media accounts, a playlist, videos, gig listings and press images. I would recommend placing contact details in the biography. While there is a contact box, this is not always reliable.

http://www.vamamusic.ro/ - I am unsure if this is an official website, but if it is I would recommend changing it entirely. It is more of a landing page with a link to Vama's YouTube, their store and a subscription option. It should also be noted that all information is in Romanian without the option of Google translation.

Demi The Daredevil

 

Hailing from El Paso, Texas, Demi the Daredevil (also known as Jeff Azar), is an art pop/glam rock/emo mastermind. Originally the drummer of the band, he was forced to take the lead after the death of original frontman, Jovan Ortiz. Since then, his tumultuous experiences in psychiatric hospitals from 2009 to 2011 inspired the poetic lyrics and dark theatrics. In 2016, Jeff released a well-received EP called Secret Schizoid. Described as raw and relatable, his influences include My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson and Prince.

https://www.facebook.com/demithedaredevil/ - Demi the Daredevil embodies the word 'art' and fully understands engagement. This Facebook profile is relatively well-maintained, but the posts are hardly promotional focusing more on mental health and personal well-being. Jeff is an artist that obviously cares about his fans, and wants people to realise they do not need to deal with difficult situations alone. Fan art can be found on the profile, along with videos and event listings. I would recommend placing links to other social media sites.

https://www.instagram.com/demithedaredevil/ - Jeff's Instagram profile is well-maintained with various press images, but there are also different videos to keep fans engaged. I enjoy the press images as they are artistic, and, well, I'm just a fan of this style. While a link to the official website is in the biography, I would recommend some contact details.

http://www.demithedaredevil.com/ - the official website opens with a rather exquisite press image prompting the viewer to 'listen now' to his latest release. Jeff's site is quite well laid-out with videos and a biography on the landing page. The menu is easily found and navigable at the top, and links to various social media accounts are at the bottom. In fact, you can even download some free songs if you click the correct tab. My only recommendation is placing a contact address along with the mailing box. While contact boxes are useful, they are not always reliable.

CASME'

 

As the eldest of eight children, Casme is a natural born leader - a quality that can be seen in her music and non-musical career. In addition to being a singer-songwriter, Casme is also a dancer, motivational speaker, fashion designer, humanitarian, and even an actor. She has been featured on TBS's House of Payne, Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and The Braxton Families. However, she is as comfortable off the set as she is on the set. Her vocals are bold and the lyrics portray an artistic brilliance that is not often seen. Casme's inspirations include Lauren Hill, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston and Eryka Badu.

https://www.facebook.com/IAMCASME/ - what immediately strikes me about Casme's Facebook account is the personal nature from a professional perspective. A very well-maintained profile with constant updates including images, videos, gig details and engaging language. This is an artist that obviously cares about music and her fans. She has also placed a Reverbnation band widget on the site, so people are able to access playlists. Detailed contact information is available, but I would recommend placing links to other social media websites.

https://www.instagram.com/iamcasme/ - hardly the expert of Instagram, but I do know a good page when I see one. Casme has utilised her account to its fullest offering both press images and some personal photographs. I still need to become used to the videos on Instagram, but I enjoy them when I see them. The fact that she has over 29 thousand followers and just over 1,500 posts say something about her social media marketing skills. I would recommend placing some contact details in the biography section.

https://www.iamcasme.com/ - Casme's official website is funky and cool, but it doesn't present with some vital elements. The focus on the 'Funkdelik' music video is significant, and her menu is easily navigable; however, there are no links to social media accounts. A biography is available, videos, images and contacts are available - once again, no social media accounts. I like the website, I truly do. I just think Casme should realise the importance of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Leah Woods

 

Leah Woods is one of those artsy types that you imagine sitting in the corner of a coffee shop strumming along on her guitar and singing a Carol King song. Barely into her twenties, she has already appeared with pop sensation Charlie Puth, supported Victoria Canal and opened for Daphne Willis. A talented songwriter, Leah helped co-write Cole King's 'Dead End' and Ace Cosgrove's 'My Fault'. Of course, her soulful voice could not be stifled and her debut album, Brighter Tides, can be found on all streaming platforms.

https://www.facebook.com/LeahWoodsMusic/ - Leah's Facebook is a relatively well-maintained social media account, and is a very engaging one when posts are made. What I mean by this is the posts are often accompanied by acoustic performances by Leah or personal images from Leah. It's indicative of her age and a desire to connect with her fans. I'm particularly keen on the header video showing Leah skateboarding, which is a nice touch. I would recommend links to her other social media accounts, along with a biography.

https://www.instagram.com/leahwoodsmusic/ - similar to her Facebook account, Leah Woods' Instagram is a rather personalised one with more fewer promotional images than most of the bands I have come across. I believe it works well considering her type of music, but I do recommend placing contact details in the biography.

https://leahwoodsmusic.com/ - Leah's official website is very basic, but has most of what a musician would require. The focus is on her debut album, Brighter Tides, but if you scroll down on the landing page you will find some gig dates and a biography. Social media links are noticeable at the bottom, along with music streaming facilities. I would recommend that a separate page be created for the playlist and include this in the menu.

Ilya Setrakian

 

Starting his musical journey at age three when he asked his father for piano lessons, Ilya Setrakian is a singer/songwriter from New York. While his initial training is classical, he injected jazz, soul and improvisation into his music during high school being influenced greatly by Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder. After high school, Ilya attended the New York University of the Arts, and it was this education that helped develop him as the artist he is today. He currently released his second EP, I Never Knew, that is available on all major streaming platforms.

https://www.facebook.com/ilyasetrakianmusic/ - Ilya's Facebook profile is not very well-maintained, but it is maintained with a few posts each month keeping people updated on all happenings. The posts promote new gigs, events and provide press photos which are available on the account. Not many videos are available, but the few that are there can be enjoyable to view. I would recommend adding social media links in the personal information section.

https://www.instagram.com/ilyasetrakian/ - Ilya seems to take more interest in his Instagram as compared to the Facebook account. This is a more well-maintained social media platform with a plethora of live images and videos. I enjoy this account and its balance between promotional and personal images, but I would advise contact details in the biography.

https://www.reverbnation.com/ilyasetrakian - I always enjoy bands using Reverbnation profiles as their official websites - they provide an artist with everything they need. You have a biography, a playlist, music videos, shows and press images. My only concern is the placement of a potential contact address as contact boxes are not always reliable.

The Soul Mutation

 

I always enjoy writing about artists from Europe because, well, most of the bands I work with are either from the UK or USA. Hailing from Bergamo, Italy, The Soul Mutation is one of the more unique artists I have come across. Combining electronic grooves with a clear jazz improvisation, Martha, Francesco Chebat, and Francesco Marzetti demonstrate their influences as Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana and Robert Glasper.

The Soul Mutation is:

Martha J. on vocals.
Francesco Chebat on keyboard.
Francesco Marzetti on drums.

https://www.facebook.com/thesoulmutation/ - The Soul Mutation use their Facebook profile as a promotional resource and nothing else. With one or two posts per month, sometimes a month will go by without a post; this band focuses on making music and performances instead of social media. Several live performance images are available, along with some videos; however, these are a minimal amount considering the account was opened five years ago. I would recommend a link to other social media sites, such as YouTube on the personal information page. I do enjoy the shop widget so people can access albums from the Facebook account.

http://www.thesoulmutation.com/ - The Soul Mutation's landing page is an attractive image, but you need to scroll down to find the menu or any other information. When you head down, you'll discover that everything you need is available ranging from a biography and videos to press images with gig dates. Links to other social media accounts are available at the bottom of the page, along with a contact email. It is a well-structured page, but you could miss details if you don't keep an eye out for them.

Buel

 

While she is based in Los Angeles, Buel was born and raised in Turkey. An indie-pop artist who began her musical journey at a young age, she draws her inspiration from Nirvana, The Cranberries, and Sixpence None The Richer. During her teenage years, she played mostly cover songs; however, she eventually performed original compositions during college as part of her band Boot. In 2015, Buel decided to pursue a career outside of Turkey after graduating and, as fate would have it, her music caught the attention of an Ohio music management agent. In only five months, Buel was able to build a strong following in Ohio, but she understood the grassroots approach to making a name for herself. Buel has her debut EP available ready for release in early 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/buelmusic/ - Buel's Facebook profile is a relatively well-maintained account, but it focuses primarily on promotional items. While there are a few posts per month, the posts share gigs or have an image attached with very little engagement. This doesn't mean Buel's Facebook is a pointless account as she offers access to playlists and videos. She has provided contact details, but I'm not sure if this is the official management account.

https://www.instagram.com/buelmusic/ - Buel obviously pays more attention to her Instagram account as there is an ideal balance between press images, live photographs and personal pictures (including videos). I really enjoy this account because it seems more personal to me, and she has a really pleasant face. I would recommend listing a contact detail, but the official website and link to music video is useful.

http://www.buelmusic.co/ - Buel's official website is a basic landing page focusing on her latest videos. If you are looking for a biography, she presents decent background information; along with some delightful pictures. It is plain to see that Buel takes great interest in photography. The links to other social media platforms are clearly available, but I would recommend an email address along with the contact box.

 


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The Rotation

 

Have you heard of sax rock? Well, if you haven't then let The Rotation be your introduction! A sensational six-piece from Madison, Wisconsin, this band combines pop, funk, rock and R&B to form a unique sound. The saxophones place a new twist on old classics, but they also provide a range of original compositions. The Rotation draws inspiration from Reel Big Fish, John Coltrane, The Doors and Sublime.

The Rotation is:

Nic on lead vocals and rhythm guitar.
Marcus on lead guitar and vocals.
Bradley on bass.
Nick on tenor saxophone.
Eric on alto saxophone and vocals.
Matt on drums.
Trevor on baritone saxophone.

https://www.facebook.com/therotation/ - The Rotation's Facebook profile is not a well-maintained account, but it offers a person what they need. The posts are not very engaging and are promotional, but there are several live images giving you a taste of what The Rotation is all about performance-wise. The band has placed a Reverbnation widget on the Facebook profile allowing access to videos, playlists, gig listings and press information. The biography is basic, but there are contact details available. I would recommend links to other social media accounts, such as Twitter.

http://www.therotationmusic.com - The Rotation's official website presents with an easily navigable menu, social media links and a subscription opt-in as soon as you open the page. As you scroll down you come across press quotes, music playlists, videos, biography and images. My only concern is the lack of contact information.


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