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The Drizz

THE DRIZZ enchants audiences with a fusion of musical styles and dance grooves all the while paying homage to the dance floors of yester-years. Their sound is a blend of R&B, Soul, and Pop, with a dash of Ragtime and Funk. With inspirations ranging from The Beatles to Blackstreet, Sam Cooke to Nate Dogg, Wanda Jackson to Amy Winehouse, there’s something to offer for every crowd no matter the generation.

 

Triple The Trouble

Triple The Trouble are three multi-intrumental singing/songwriting Cincinnati based sisters Aria, Bryce and Bailey. Their genetically perfected harmonies on originals and covers resonate with all ages.

 

Science for Sociopaths

Science for Sociopaths is an Adult Contemporary Pop/Rock project from Detroit native, Maggie Cocco. The brain child of a midwestern nobody in the 21st century for the purpose of pouring her heart out to an audience of 0-7.5 billion.

 

The Talent

Formed in 2014, The Talent, consisting of childhood friends Garrett Denton (Vocals), Vince Prickett (Guitar), and Justin Arrington (Bass), with a love of all things Rock, came together in the small mountain town of Waynesville, North Carolina - where Rock/Pop/Post Hardcore was an unheard of genre and the rooted Folk, Bluegrass, and Country flourished.

 

Apropos

Born in Baltimore, bred in Detroit, APROPOS is a gifted singer/songwriter whose versatility spans multiple styles and genres. His roots in music date back to his youth and his influences include everyone from Prince, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye to Jim Morrison and Lauryn Hill.

 

Sacred

SACRED is a Modern Alt/Rock band consisting of artists who met by divine fortune, fueled by emotion and a story to share. Based in Milwaukee, WI., SACRED consists of Vincent Black on Vocals (Formerly of Everybody, Chandelier), Stelio K on Guitars (Formerly of Brando’s Charm), features special guests Gabriel Sanchez on Drums (Prince Experience, Yikes, Doc Hammer ) and Eric Madunic on Bass Guitar (Tweed Funk, Orphans).

Horizon Arcs

Horizon Arcs an American rock band formed in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 2014. The group began as a regional alternative rock band before emerging as one of the forefront artists of the the modern grunge resurgence.

Billy Racyd

Well... I am not a professional singer. I even hardly play the guitar. But I write songs... Can't explain how it happens. Music is born inside; I just hear it. Of course I know that there are a lot of people who could sing my songs better then I do.

 Black River Union

Black River Union formed in the spring of 2015, coalescing around the recording of their debut EP “Silver off the Vine,” which released later that year to positive reviews and received air time on local radio stations. They quickly followed this with the recording of a single, “Walk the Earth,” and released it digitally at the beginning of the 2016.

 

 Dark Heart News

Dark Heart News is a high-intensity rock and blues based trio out of Chicago, IL; composed of Nick Coury on guitar/lead vocals, Nawaf Rafati on bass/vocals and Alan Pierce on drums. Drawing musical inspiration.

 

KodaSounds

Koda is a band from San Diego and Los Angeles who is dedicated to the art of song craft and the process of writing, recording and performing.

Pleasure Train

Pleasure Train has a cool, laid back sound that mixes classic rock and jazz with a lead singer whose voice cuts through ... full of raw emotion and being real. They make the music sound so effortless yet you can hear how complex it all is.

 

 

Time is of the Essence. It either goes too fast or too slow, but either way we never fully appreciate the time we have until it runs out. To live in the moment is what we all struggle to do. In a world of big corporations and billion dollar deals, we are slaves to our jobs and routines. The latest single “The Moment” by A Second Life is all about time. The past, the present, the future and what it does to people like you and me.

The story behind this song is loss, the loss of an old friend. And I know from experience how difficult it is. I'm only surprised by how productive this song is when it comes to capturing those dream like feelings. “If i knew when, then maybe I would be different”, singer Chris Damphouse croons along to the fingering of guitar strings. This slow start helps to highlight the raw emotions that he is feeling. This line alone taps into the emotions that we all feel about anything and everything. How many times do you sit and question what would of happened if you knew something different, or you did something new? It's a dangerous thing to think, but it was needed in this song to show that everybody hurts when they loose someone.

The song talks about feeling caged in narrow walls, and loosing someone precious to you does this. It often requires great effort to loose this feeling. Six months after Ryan passed, his widow posted on Facebook telling everyone how Ryan would everyone to live, not just a half arsed attempt but to really live for each moment, and that's what triggered this song. Written Lyrically in mere minutes, the song is not short of emotion and is able to appeal to the masses who have lost someone or feel lost themselves. The song inspires for a new kind of living. One I wish to take part in.

The second verse is about the future. “And hope for…” or “dream for” and shows a sense of yearning for a better future. It points out some of the flaws of Everyday life for people now like the wars being fought all over the world. The whimsical dream paired with the alluring guitar and drum beat make for a powerful track, one I see being in a teen movie like “10 things I hate about you” or “Ferris Bueller’s day off”. The song allows for a feeling of self empowerment. I feel sat here now, listening to it, that I can do everything and anything. Everyone deserves to feel this way, and I am thoroughly impressed that A Second Life have managed to capture the Essenes oft his feeling and turn it into something musically genius.

Overall, the latest single is by far the best and most meaningful done by the band A Second Life. I recommend listening when you feel down, because you won't stay that way for long. This band is on the rise and when they make it, we can only hope for more tracks this “The Moment”.

 

Interview with A Second Life

 

How do you know The Old School Project?

We found The Old School Project online. They have been Super supportive of our music!!

Who would you say are your main influences when writing music?

We have deep roots, our grandma was a blues singer. But when we write I’d say U2, 30 seconds to mars and Kings of Leon.

Are you full time Musicians or do you have jobs on the side?

Most of us are aspiring rockstars. I also run a successful personal training business. It’s important to have a lot of balls in the air.

Describe your Creative process. Is there a certain time or emotion needed to write?

Writing is like lighting. It strikes me. Then I write like crazy, after that I usually sit with Dan D to come up with the core of the song. Then our producer Rob Freeman polishes it.

How has your music evolved since the first time playing together?

It’s grown a lot, it’s all about feeling the music, learning each other’s vibe. As a band you have to constantly grow or your music won’t!


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How did the band form?

My last band fizzled out, we did so much in such a short time, but most of the band had zero drive. They expected it to just come to them. So I decided to learn guitar in my off time and that was when I met Dan DelVecchio. We hit it of instantly. I didn’t tell him about my music until 6 months later as I didn’t want to talk about it but we had so many ideas to talk about and music just felt right.

Two is company, three is a crowd, describe how the band interacts and what happens when conflict arises.

Listen. The simple trick is to discuss the issues… we don’t really argue!

I like coffee and I like cake but I don’t like coffee cake. Tell me a weird thing you like separately but not together?

Lol I’ve never heard this question before! But I love ice cream and like soda but I hate ice cream soda… does this count?

If you could collaborate with anyone who would it Be? Are there any collaborations in the future?

Ahhhh, that’s easy. U2, but the edge if we have to narrow it down. I love the sound he Creates with his guitars, to me they are magical and they make me feel. At the moment we have no collaborations planned but that doesn’t mean we aren’t open to them!

Do you find yourself living by the phrase “live in the moment” or do you often live in the past or with thought of the future?

This one is my favourite question. So I believe a life lived without passion is a life not lived. So yes I live for the moments. Don’t wait for life to come to you. Make it happen!!

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

Flashpoint Quick Review

Flashpoint are an Alternative Rock band formed in In 2010 by former front man and guitarist for Los Angeles based band Nimbus, Tim Deschaine. He moved to Augusta, Kansas to start a family. Tim returned from a short break to form the band after discovering the Wichita Music scene . Deschaine soon decided to form a new band ,so called on close friend and guitarist, Josh Gilbert, to join him alongside Flashpoint's first drummer and bassist Joshua Naval. The original drummer soon decided to leave and was replaced by current drummer Ammon Ohlson. Hence Flashpoint was born!
The band have been performing at local clubs in Kansas over the past few years and released several singles . They recently decided to record a full length album called “ Through Blue Eyes”, which came out last May.
Flashpoint are an emerging talent of a variety of differing sounds that can certainly appeal to anyone’s taste. The influence of several genres can be heard in the music they create, which incorporate blues, soul, funk, jazz - fusion with fuzzy guitars , provocative lyrics and huge choruses.

     

  

These can be sampled with a few selections from the band’s back catalogue. We begin with Wake Up . An infectious song that is rich in pop hooks and , with its In Bloom- esque riff , offers a platform for Deschaine’s delicate vocals that stretch over each verse and introspective lyrics.

The Longing is different in tone with the swirling effects of a wah wah pedal adding a dark texture to Deschaine’s melancholy. The song’s distorted solos are a psychedelic journey through isolation and loneliness.

Get Down is replete with jazz fusion and upbeat chords that are a throwback to the tantalising wizardry of Santana. Deschaine’s vocals are as smooth as crystal and inventive with each constructed riff the band provides.
Here his vocals bounce with every percussion beat and Naval’s bass thunders in unison Gilbert’s hypnotic guitar effects.

and finally, Everyday Blessings is an electric acoustic track that mesmerises with the melodic vocals and tight rhythm section that resonates with each chord struck.

Any fans may be more interested to know the group have a multitude of sites they can be contacted on.

Firstly, the band’s website http://flashpointignitesyou.com/ is accessible and fan friendly. Fans can find a short bio on the band, latest tracks on a music player plus photos and tour dates on one page. All you need to do is scroll down.

Facebook Page is similar to the homepage, in which fans can gain easy access to the band’s back catalogue, latest events, videos and music. The animated logo of the band attracts the reader because it shows the band’s personality, plus you can read what other fans think, which conveys the band are approachable.

Instagram This site offers some nice colourful pictures of the group on tour and the group’s cover art. I feel this shows the band’s personality and willingness to share with the fans.

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Linnea Krepper

Linnea Krepper is a name to remember. With her big voice and strong personality, this girl from Sweden has managed to get her music to the USA on her own, and several radio stations have already fallen.

Samantha Kromphold

Talented and engaging singer, passionate songwriter, and acoustic guitar hobbyist Samantha Kromphold shares a connection with the world. Her genuine and positive nature is a breath of fresh air in an industry.

 

Jordan Sleed

Jordan Sleed is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. At 13, Jordan picked up the ukulele and has since then used this instrument to discover a passion for music and songwriting.

Red Money

The French Rock band duo, Red Money, began their musical journey in 2012. For two years, they composed music in their own studio and worked on defining themselves as a band.

 

The Atomic Spins

An alternative to pop, original songwriting spins tales of manic experiences, packed with the passion of beatnik writers, and the soul of the Mississippi Delta. Explosive guitars, a tapestry of beats.

Velvet & Stone

Velvet & Stone are an indie-folk band from Devon, UK. They combine rich vocals, acoustic guitar, bass riffs, keys and violin, to give an original take on a traditional genre.

 

 

Jackie Venson

It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence.

Dana Salzman

Pianist, singer, composer, producer and musical director Dana Salzman creates funky, flavorful tunes that re-imagine jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, Latin and R&B music and illuminate her sultry voice, fine-tuned piano technique and talent for composition and arrangement.

 

Lynnie Carson

I am a gifted guitarist, pianist and songwriter, performing my own work throughout Scotland for almost 20 years. I have recorded 3 full length albums as a solo artist and with my bands Juniper Spark.

Black Cat Habitat

Black Cat Habitat is a soulful and shamelessly melodic indie pop-rock band with a beautifully-worn 90's sensibility, led by singer-songwriter Rachel McCullough. Writing and performing bittersweet songs.

 

 

Nikol

Nikol is a six-piece EDGY pop/rock band out of Raleigh, NC - similar to the sounds of Paramore, Flyleaf and Evanescence. The band's first full-length album, "Bittersweet", landed them 13 licensing offers.

Kelvin Killmon

Kelvin Killmon Milliner is a Singer / Songwriter based in Seattle, WA. Kelvin recently graduated from Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain with a masters degree in Performance and Music Production.

 

Rainy

I'm a singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist, producer. I'm currently playing on my lonesome whilst recording my next album.

 

 

 

Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

Chemical Trails Quick Review

The Chemical Trails are Brit Indie -Rock band founded by Adrien Liss (singer, songwriter and producer) and the bassist Josh DeMita .

The duo began to produce and write all the music instruments, arrangements and edited their own material until November 2012 when they decided to move to London. They then proceeded to assemble the line-up of today that are Adrien (Lead Voice - Acoustic Guitar -Piano -Synth) Josh ( Bass Guitar - Backing Voice) Enzo Nezi (Guitars- Backing Voice Jack Zonato (Guitars - Backing Voice), Fabio Bizzi (Drums). The band cite Radiohead, Depeche Mode, U2, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Coldplay and in general, music from 80"s 90's as their major influences. The band say of their bond "Prior of being musicians our band it's a family. This passion, energy, and love for art in general, reflects in our songs. We love music and we're fighting every day to do this for the rest of our life, hopefully giving emotions to everyone's listening to our songs” .

They recently released their first EP Chemical Trails , a collection of singles, which you can find on Soundcloud. The EP is a fresh new trek through electronica , anthems, and atmospheric tunes .

Opener Rabbit Hole is a hotbed of electric synths and thick bass that guide you through a haze. Liss’ vocals slither along to the laid back beats. This is a fantastic way to open up an album brimming with emotions.

The Fall is a big stomper. The opening riff harks back to 70’s classic rock mixed with a psychedelic edge that feels like you’ve been caught in a cloud. A polished and beautiful track that could be a hit.

Morning After is a dark acoustic track entrenched in misty overtones and mellifluous vocals that are dripping with emotion and sorrow.

Living Volcain is a gothic track that is reminiscent of the synth rock of Depeche Mode. Liss’ vocals are haunting over the echoes of pounding drums and dual singing adds depth to the melancholic atmosphere.

And finally, Illuminati finishes with a melodic track that would please fans of 80’s electric Pop. Liss delivers a spoken word performance over a driving rhythm mixed with an enchanting chorus

 

 

 

 

The band share a passion and talent that is transparent in the music they play. The reader can join this journey via a few accessible sites

https://www.chemicaltrails.co.uk/ This is the recently created webpage by the group that is very impressive. The design is sharp and professional. The viewer can get easy access to the trails’ latest music, concerts, videos and news.

https://www.facebook.com/chemicaltrails is a very good site for new followers. There is footage of the band in rehearsal plus mp3’s tour dates, videos, music schedule and all the latest news and posts.

https://twitter.com/Chemtrailsound gives the followers an opportunity to message and tweet them plus updates on the band’s latest whereabouts.

https://www.instagram.com/chemicaltrailsmusic/ provides a selection of bright and colourful pictures of the band in action.

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 13:03

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A Second Life

A Second Life is a recently formed band

bringing together several talented

and experienced musicians from the New York music scene.

The band is focused on making emotion    evoking music

Glass House Point

 

Glass House Point is an indie-rock band

hailing from the tropics of Central Florida:

a place riddled with abundant sunshine

and torrential rainfall.

The band formed during the particularly stormy Summer

 

Matt Blais

 

Powerful vocals, electrifying harmonica and emotive performances

are the characteristics that have made Matt Blais an artist of high regard.

With the ability to enthral audiences as a solo performer

 

Tribal State

 

These Auckland based musicians prefer the sound of ignorance

and instincts when it comes to their creation.

Six years existence in the NZ Rock scene without any

real influence of past or modern music trends

 

 

Katie Knipp

 

Beginning college, Katie believed it would be practical to major in medicine.

Singing in a rendition of Mozart’s Requiem changed this future path.

The haunting beauty of the music made tears roll down

 

LoveSick Radio

 

LoveSick Radio (LSR) brings a distinctive blend of

unapologetic rock guitar coupled with pop melodies

and a little hip-hop swagger, creating a fresh sound all their own. 

 

Star Nayea

Star Nayea is very proud to be a Native GRAMMY Recording Artist.

As equally proud to have been crowned 2008 Native American Music Award Winner

for "Song Writer of the Year”.

The Social Scuffs

 

The Social Scuffs is an indie band from Orange County, California.

Their debut EP, “Beautiful Imperfections" produced by Chris Karn

and mastered by Tom Coyne/Sterling Sound, NYC was released on April 24.

  

  

Utley3

Steve -Supplied 4/4 timing for the Texas Instruments (1983-1996),

the Golden Apples (1999-2006), as well as various recording projects.

Played clubs from Chicago's Metro, NYC CBGB's, LA's The Roxy

The Complaints

 

The Complaints are a modern rock band led by

singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean Petrella, with bassist Chris Cruz and

drummer Anthony Marotti. The band is based out of Providence RI

 

 

Will Sims

Baltimore-based alternative rock and pop artist,

Will Sims, creates themes that focus strongly on both romantic and

social relationships, and the difficulties faced in our modern society.

Christina Crofts

 

A review of Christina's 'Midnight Train' album describes her as

'Lucinda Williams meets Rory Gallagher down under' (Ron from Rootstime)

and it is considered by many to be a fitting description. 

Submissions are increasing, but some stand out from the beginning.

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Kendall Renee

Kendall Renee is not your average girl next door. Her music transcends all barriers with her folk/pop approach and story telling at it's best. Honest music from the heart and soul of one of the most prolific.

Carter Lou & The Project

Now, the DC-based artist emerges with his debut,Carter Lou & The Project. The 8-song album is a masterstroke steeped in timeless songcraft, anthemic hooks, classic rock panache, and world-class musicianship.

Sierra Marie

Sierra Marie is an 18 year old alternative singer songwriter and guitarist from Fairfield Ca which is located in the Bay Area.

 

 

Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II is a dynamic and punchy rock and roll band from Washington DC. With an eclectic Stevie Nicks nostalgia blended with a new age youthful edge, Elizabeth II combines thunderous and gravely vocals with bluesy guitar riffs driven by pulsating rhythms.

Jackie got Lemons

We are an Alternative rock band based in Melbourne. Comprising of bass, drums and vocals, We aim for quirky references to today´s culture movement and senseless human daily behavior in form of a satire.

 

Charles Platt

With a style of his own, Charles Platt Jr. is making waves on the jazz scene with his hit single, Sea Breeze. With a jazzy, refreshing sound and a splash of funk, Sea Breeze was created to remind listeners of cruising to the beach on a warm summer day.

 

 

Monochromea

Ukrainian Indie-Rock group created in 2015 by T.O.M. project and singer-songwriter Nanè. Accompanied with ones of the best jazz and rock musicians tends to bring to life new Ukrainian rock style, based

Highest Conspiracy

A full 10 piece Jazz Reggae Blues Ska Rock Band with hip hop influence. We pour our soul into every single song & aim to provide positive vibes in these troublesome times!!

Neon Tapehead

Neon Tapehead is a brand new band from Moscow, Russia. Bands's music contains the vibe of classic Electro/Disco/Funk grooves, modern vocals, summertime mood and a nice Saturday Night dancefloor's feeling.

 

The Youniverse

The Youniverse formed as a concept in early 2015. Since then it's been in the making, waiting for the Big Bang. Changing names and forms, creating musical and visual worlds, all coming from a place of badass sexiness. We never ever do nothing nice and easy.

Jared Mancuso

Jared Mancuso's brand of rock n' roll is a combination of influences that vary in style but complement each other remarkably well. He has crafted his sound by taking subtle cues from the surf rock vibes.

Break Past Reason

Break Past Reason was formed in 2012 by Mark Foscolo, Adam Kleinberg, and Frank LaBella. Our sound is an eclectic (and often aggressive) blend of classic rock, songwriter folk, and edgy 90's alternative.

 

Mama's Madness

A three man, high energy Rock & Soul band, based out of Pittsburgh Pa. With original music and covers from a mix of many musical influences. Giving a highly entertaining performance!

Soulus

Formed in 2013, Soulus is from the Cleveland suburbs composed of former members of Pinchpoint and Rosella. The mission is simple and honest; always push their collective envelope and share the love of ...

 

 

 

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Dennis Jones

High-energy stage performance. Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!

Dennis's feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and contemporary style of American rock and blues.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and now based in Los Angeles, California, Jones continues to pursue his musical goal of becoming a top entertainer in his field. With five well-regarded CD releases to date, Jones' vision has never been more in focus.

Audio Revival

Formed in New York City in late 2012, Audio Revival is an unlikely collection of band geeks and one former Second Team All-Big East linebacker for the Syracuse Orange football team. With the help of three-time Grammy award-winning producer Dave Clauss (Shakira, Marin Morris,Justin Bieber, U2, Paul Simon), Audio Revival released a series of singles in 2015, to critical fanfare and spent much of the year playing shows across the Northeast.

Indie Lagone

Indie Lagone's music is a myriad wall of sound comprised of a hard rock feel shadowed by sleek undertones and is filled with genre defying ideas. Lagone's lyrical content is engulfed in the introspection, addictions and rising above adversity.

The songs are all balanced by a twist of musical sensibility that is grounded by an idea of not overworking rhythms and melodies. Songwriting within the band is all hinged on the thought that a good song should influence, stand alone and not be overplayed. It is not how many notes you can play but how you can get them to collide and react with one another. The band has attempted to create a mood reminiscent of a Quentin Tarantino film.

 

Cat Ridgeway

Cat Ridgeway, a singer/songwriter hailing from Orlando, Florida, is a skilled lyricist and melodist. Cat’s eclectic style shines through her ability to play guitar and harmonica (at the same time!), trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, and bass. Cat has worked with several notable producers, including Greg Rike (producer of Deep Purple and The Back Street Boys) and most recently, Ben Cooper (co-writer of Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy award winning album “Mosaic”). Cat's most recent project "Passenger Seat" is a direct result of her overfunded Kickstarter campaign "Cat Goes to Nashville". She had the privilege of working with the likes of Gordon Kennedy (co-writer of "Change the World" recorded by Eric Clapton) and many other seasoned Nashville players on the EP.

Chris Eves and the New Normal

Chris Eves and the New Normal blur the lines between rock, funk, and blues with a healthy dose of jam band influences. Thoughtful lyrics blend seamlessly with solid roots rock riffs, pop sensibilities and, catchy hooks. Based out of Syracuse NY, the band has shared the stage with such diverse artists as the Zac Brown Band, Jon Fishman of Phish, Gov't Mule, Cheap Trick, Gregg Allman and many others. Their debut album is now available on all music services.

The Late Greats

THE LATE GREATS are a Manchester/Sheffield-based duo made up of David Benjamin (Lead Vocals) and Steve Marsden (Guitar).

Their material is a blend of alternative rock and Americana. Individually these two experienced musicians have performed at Glastonbury, Download, Secret Garden, Other Voices, Reading and Leeds Festival and have also supported a variety of big acts, from the Killers to Paloma Faith.

Tom Petty, the Replacements, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams are among their main musical influences.

The Swills

The Swills are a new independent band from Vancouver, BC Canada. They’ve been together since 2006, with very humble beginnings as a true garage band, complete with a rehearsal space in a bus depot!
They’ve made a name for themselves with their fans by putting on high-energy shows designed to make people move. They’re also known for their social conscience, both in the songs they write, and by putting on shows for various charities. To date, they have raised over $3000 for such local charities as Covenant House and The BC Prader-Willi society. Moving forward, they plan on producing and performing in at least two charity events per year. 
Their first self-produced record, Travelling Thru Time, released in 2008, was well received by college and independent radio stations, and The Swills are excited to build on that success with their new record, which draws heavily from their punk rock and blues rock influences, to create a unique hard-rocking sound.

Chasing Shadows

We’re Chasing Shadows.
We’re here to write music we love taking the music we grew up with and hear now as inspiration. Our songs are about real life as we see it. Growing up in a town that has seen better days is nothing new for our generation, neither is a relationship that hasn’t gone quite the way you thought it might. We’re here to tell our stories, we’re to hit the chords we all know and mix it with melodies that will make you sing.
Since the Chasing Shadows journey started in August 2014 at the Kings Head in Rhuddlan, North Wales, we have played as much as we can, for as long as we can, as often as we can.

Paper City Exile

​Paper City Exile, a band from Western Mass, was created by 3 students of music. 

Paper City Exile is cutting a fresh path in music. 
Our collective love of R&B, alternative rock, vintage surf, and east / west coasts rock provides the platform for our distinct feel and sound. That's evident in our new releases. Each member has respect for the true art of music, and the band hopes to keep the art alive by "being a good musician first."
Members include Dan Conway on lead, keyboards and vocals, Jackson Silverman on drums, and Zeno Quinn pounding out the bass line.



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Our Stage Is Getting More Crowded Update #4

 

Paul Pedana

He quickly rose to the top of The “ Reverb Nation” UK hit-list thanks to a fantastic Debut at the O2 Academy and his two hit music videos “Free” and “I’m not afraid”.
Riding the wave of success and new found confidence Paul Pedana did his first round the world tour in 2016 collecting great success from the U.S. to the Eastern Europe.


Dee Brown

Most love songs are created and inspired by real love and true emotions. I can attest to that. My new single is written and inspired by a beautiful woman of God. She was the reality of my dreams. A woman ...

She´s Excited!

She’s Excited! is a Brooklyn-based producer, singer and songwriter of indie electronic music, IDM and dark electronica. ...

Insites

Welcome to the Rockers Behind the Badge Project! We are INSITES, national recording artists comprised of law enforcement officers, making music since 2008. We are currently touring and performing in support ...

Below 7

We are a modern rock band out of Southwest Virginia playing in the five surrounding states and thanks so much to Zakk Wylde, Cody Canada and Mike McClure for giving us the rights to record In This River ...

Iron Mike Norton

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Queens Over Kings EP Review

QOK are a family band from North Virginia formed in 2009. The band is lead by vocalist/pianist Ingrid Roberts and singer/songwriter Kristyn Roberts, who mange to harmonize and pave the way for the musical accompaniment led by guitarist Jerald Roberts, bassist Loren Roberts and drummer Hallie Roberts. The band gained attention by winning the North Virginia Best Nova Band award, which has gained them more fans, and a wider range of listeners. The band is able to work cohesively, and quickly to create impactful and honest songs, which is uncommon in many other family orientated bands.

The songs themselves are a mystery. The lyrics depict some of the harsh realities that people go though day to day, which helps the listeners to connect more with the music. The mystery is created when the harsh lyrics are sugar coated by the sweet and whimsical musical accompaniment. The band has managed to create an EP that takes you on a journey from one genre and message to another, and it exposes you to a whole new side of music- its up to you to decide if you are willing to take the leap.

Opener Family Affair is impactful with its reggae groove and pop vocals. The song highlights the many emotions felt during a family gathering and its relatable to many people. The reggae beat keeps the listener interested and the vocals provide an extra layer to the song.

About A Boy is a heartbreak anthem. The shared vocals allow the listener to experience the heartbreak from two different people and it exploits the sad truth about some relationships, which is what people need to hear about. The nursery rhyme rap helps carry the song along and highlights the childish feelings that arise during heartbreak.

Lock And Key, is to me a song about loving yourself, with the chorus about having beauty on the inside. The guitar in the background during the verse helps the build up of the guitar-orientated chorus, which makes the message more impactful and easier to understand.

Always is the complete opposite to About a boy. It most definitely is a love song. The guitar is very catchy and the tight drumming pattern creates a rhythmic structure that you can’t help but feel hooked to. The soft vocals match the guitar and drums perfectly and create a soothing harmony.

Finally, the song Unknown Soldier is a lot harder hitting with its rock sound however, there is a sci-fi feel to the song at the start. The lyrics depict someone who feels like they don’t fit in which many people do today. The up to date song meaning helps the listeners connect, and this allows people of all ages to listen and agree with the song.

Overall, the EP is something that you need to listen to and soak in, in order to understand the full effect it can create. It has the potential to mend broken hearts or have you weeping. QOK are on the rise, and are a band you need to watch out for. The 5 track EP is certainly something.

Read more about the QOK here.


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