Band of the Day

First Spotlight of 2017 goes to Jonny Couch

January 3, 2017

    The first Spotlight of 2017 goes to Jonny Couch. Jonny released one of our favorite vinyls of 2016. He released his debut EP, Animal Instinct in November 2016. The five song EP was pressed on vinyl with digital card on Jonny’s own Damaged Sofa Records. Longtime drummer on the NY music scene, Jonny Couch has come from behind the kit in his new self-named band to get behind the microphone. On his forthcoming 5 song EP, Animal Instinct, he plays drums, organ and synths on all tracks. While Jonny has a band behind him in a live setting, he plays drums and keyboards on the record. Jonny combines styles from years in NYC playing punk rock in the mid-aughts with The Choke (who toured with Buzzcocks and other punk rock luminaries) and earlier this decade with his dance-pop act LoveCryme (whose vocalist went on to do choreography for Kiesza). The resulting sound? A leather capped New Romantic disguised as Brando-Elvis belting out anthemic heartbreak missives of pain. The EP was recorded in Savannah, [Read More]

Alternative

Our Spotlight Band The Wild Things will grab your attention with their new video

December 14, 2016

  Today our Spotlight Band is the alternative rock band The Wild Things. They hail from West London and features of sister-brother team Sydney and Cameron White, Rob Kendrick and Pete Wheeler. While they bring out the nostalgic vibe of 90-esque alternative rock, they have a style that is all their own. You can’t help but feel drawn into their colorful music that invites you to feel the music. Genre:  Alternative Rock/Punk Rock/Modern Rock Location: West London Feature: Infectious addictive sound that grabs your attention, hints of nostalgia yet with modern execution Interesting Fact: Outside of the band, Rob and Sydney are also accomplished actors. Sydney is best known for her acting work in BBC 4’s ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ BBC’s Uncle & Young Dracula, whereas Rob is known for Sky 1’s After Hours and BBC’s The Syndicate. Video to check out: new single, I Think You Can Do Better  Make sure to visit their social media sites and we will work on bringing you an interview with this fun fast rising band. Information & Links: Website: http://www.thewildthings.biz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWildThings/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWildThingsUK

Alternative

Our Spotlight Band is alternative pop rockers, Halflives

December 12, 2016

  Today our Spotlight Band is Halflives. They are a five piece alternative pop/rock band that will surely capture your attention. They have spent the last year writing catchy passionate tracks that will soon be released as the band’s debut album. They have successfully released their debut single, Mayday and two covers, they are back at it with their new single.   Genre:  Alternative Rock/Pop Rock Location: Modena, Italy Feature: Catchy tracks bridging the pop and alternative worlds. Song to check out: new single, Burn   Halflives is: Linda Battilani | Vocals Enrico Bertoni | Guitar & Vocals Matt Mantovani | Guitar Oscar Scantamburlo | Bass Fede Bernardi | Drums Make sure to visit their social media sites! Information & Links: Website: http://www.wehavehalflives.bigcartel.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wehavehalflives/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wehavehalflives

Alternative Rock

Get a fix of alternative rock from newcomers Witterquick and their new video Rise

June 21, 2016

Newcomers Witterquick are making quite an impression on the alternative rock scene as they bring an addictive fresh energy to their music that we have been craving. They have released a cinematic video for their song, Rise which is off their debut EP, Beneath the Spinning Lights, out now via LAB Records. The video was directed by Duncan Howsley for LAB Exposure. Frontmant Will Alford comments: “I sent Ollie [Chanter, bass] the initial demo for ‘Rise’, which at that time consisted of only piano and vocal. He listened to the song on loop all the way up to London, which is a four hour train ride away from where we live. “It’s become a pretty special song for all the band, its about having the courage to chase your dreams, and picking yourself up and carrying on even when things seem hopeless. It really captured that moment in our lives and it was the first time that we realised that we had something special, that we weren’t just five guys playing some songs, we were a band that [Read More]

New Music

PREMIERE: Red Velvet Crush premieres impressive new track Forget Me Not

May 18, 2016

  Red Velvet Crush are set to release their new EP, Crystal Clear this Friday.  The EP was recorded at Music Row in Nashville TN throughout the winter w/ producer Joshua Gleave and studio drums by Kelly Clarkson’s drummer Lester Estelle Jr. In anticipation of their new EP release, they are premiering their new single, Forget Me Not which completely rocks! Jillian comments about the new track, Our new single “Forget-Me-Not” was actually the first song we ever wrote together, right as Red Velvet Crush began. It’s a song that represents someone saying how they will always be there for you and then one day it all just turns around for the worse. What happened to saying you’d be there for someone, you know? We’ve been playing this since we started as a band at live shows and it’s always a favorite for people; it was an automatic and collaborative YES to being on the record and we love the way it came to life.  Take a listen to their new track:   The song is [Read More]

Band

New video from Light Up the Town from Austria puts them in the spotlight

February 26, 2016

A favorite band of ours from Austria, Light Up The Town have just released their new video for their incredible track, In The Dark. The video captures the youthful energy of the band and delivers an infectiously catchy song that you will be soon singing. They bring to life an edgy alternative pop rock style, all the while highlighting powerful vocals and fierce guitars. Check out the video here: From the first time I heard them last year, I was hooked on their pop/rock/alternative sound. I have said it before and I strongly believe they would be a well suited candidate for a Warped Tour. If not, we have to get them out here to tour the States. Light Up The Town is: Esther Hütter – Vocals Thomas Kern- Bass David Vass – Rhythm Guitar Stephan Roth – Lead Guitar Daniel Weidinger – Drums Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.This is definitely a band to watch out for! ~ Marisol Information & Links: Website: http://www.lightupthetown.at/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lightupthetownmusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/Light_uptheTown Instagram: http://instagram.com/light_up_the_town

'70s Rock

Feel the energy as new video from Rick Springfield brings him into the spotlight where he belongs.

February 18, 2016

  Tomorrow Rick Springfield is set to release his highly anticipated album Rocket Science. Rick’s new album is sure to bring the spotlight onto him as he continues to prove he is all rock and roll at a 150%. He just released a new video for his track, Light This Party Up and it is superb.  You can’t help but feel energized and ready to party. Check it out here: One thing is for sure, whether you are a longtime fan of Rick or a new listener, you will be hooked on it. Make sure to pick up the new album by heading over to iTunes here.  We will make sure to bring you a full album review. Make sure to visit the social media sites and not miss Rick Springfield when he comes to your town! ~ Marisol Information & Links: Website: http://rickspringfield.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rickspringfield Twitter: https://twitter.com/rickspringfield