Band of the Day

Spotlight Band: Interview with thrash metal rockers Crystal Shades

June 11, 2021

  Just in time for the weekend, we are ready to give you an adrenaline filled punch of metal and rock with emerging rockers, Crystal Shades. This band is one you want to keep your eyes on as they are set to make their mark on the music scene. Bringing in blends of old style thrash metal and hard rock, you can’t help but bang your head, put your hands in the air and unleash your energy! We had the opportunity to exchange videos for an interview and are pleased to bring that to you here: Check out a couple of their videos here:     Their new music is exactly what we need more of and now it’s time to pick up some cool merch and crank up Crystal Shades for your neighbors! The band are working on new music so make sure to head over to their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crystalshadesband Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2gGE7rRuBV1pjFxs8EPZvZ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLJIhU7DAbvSXfcisndFIUg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystal_shades_official/ Merch site: https://crystalshadesofficial.bigcartel.com/

Music News

Ratinoff’s new single, Light Me Up, hits home as we share in neighborly frustrations

June 10, 2021

Southern California based alt-rocker Ratinoff seems to capture our exact frustrations with our neighbors in his new track, Light Me Up. Ratinoff explains about the new track and how it ‘came out of frustration and anger’: “With everybody spending a lot of time indoors and working and going to school from home, there were a few instances where my neighbors at the time were complaining that my rehearsing during the day was a distraction. It was starting to cause some trouble and that’s where the inspiration for the song came from.” The song is set to release tomorrow, June 11th and is the first single from his upcoming album, LET IT OUT (due out Fall 2021 through CEN / The Orchard). The infectious and angsty track is sure to make it on your daily playlist.  I think I will have to blast it loud for our neighbors. Come on, after hearing Ratinoff, maybe they will quit complaining and join in loving some great new music! More about the new track: “Light Me Up” taps into the music [Read More]

New Music

Singer/Songwriter SAVAS brings color to your life with new single, Pastels

June 10, 2021

Emerging singer/songwriter SAVAS is set to bring the color to your life with his new single Pastels. The song which will be available via all streaming services starting tomorrow, June 11th was produced by Duncan Cook (desmo.) You can pre-save the song by heading over here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/savas3/pastels SAVAS hailing from Portland, Maine is a new project from Roseview vocalist Keanu Savas. This new act ushers in a familiar, gleeful look into the romantic side of the singer.  Savas explains about the new song,   “’Pastels’ is about the problems and struggles of lusting over someone that communicates through their art and actions. It’s lyrics share the more emotional side of dating while the song as a whole portrays a poppy and happier side.” Check out a video for the new song: Stay tuned for more new music from SAVAS as he is set out to make 2021 his year. Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news. Information & Links: Facebook: www.facebook.com/keanusavasmusic Twitter: www.twitter.com/keanusavas Instagram: www.instagram.com/keanusavas TikTok: www.tiktok.com/keanupapa

Metal

Hacktivist release video for new single “Hyperdialect”

June 10, 2021

UK grime-metal quintet Hacktivist have released a video for their crushing new single “Hyperdialect”, the title track from their eagerly anticipated new album, due for release on 18th June via UNFD. The single features a guest appearance from Aaron Matts, vocalist of ten56. and former vocalist of Betraying The Martyrs. Co-vocalist Jot Maxi comments: “This single is about trying to describe our signature sound and how we use it. If our band was a comic book hero, then ‘Hyperdialect’ would be their weapon or superpower! It’s our method of attack, our way of putting our governments and mainstream medias in the crosshairs. But rather than brute force we use ‘Hyperdialect’ to strike back.Technically you could say that all Hacktivist music is ‘Hyperdialect’. That’s one of the reasons we also chose it as an album title, this song then stands as an autological explanation of itself as a theory”. Aaron Matts adds: “Being a part of Hacktivist’s hard-hitting movement was a task that I took huge pleasure in; when the band briefed me on the track [Read More]

New Music

The Bots announce first full-length album in seven years

June 10, 2021

Big Indie Records and rock band The Bots are excited to announce the Friday, September 8 release of “2 Seater”, the LA-based outfit’s first full-length offering in seven years. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas, “2 Seater” is the brainchild of musician Mikaiah Lei and is a multi-style body of work that captures the struggles of his young adulthood. Each of the 10 tracks that make up “2 Seater” were written between the ages of 19 and 22 when Lei was undergoing a rapid burst of self-growth. Now, as a 28-year-old, Lei has rewritten and recorded those songs to articulate themes he struggled to find words for back then: the ups and downs of young love, the need to nurture friendships, and the sentimental work of taking care of yourself each day. Inspired by the old expression “I’ll believe it when I see it”, the album’s lead single, “See It”, boasts an unruly guitar line that makes it feel like the song is being played while barreling down the highway at [Read More]

Interview

Interview with Sussana of Star Crystal Band & Watch their new video for Come On Baby

June 9, 2021

One thing we can all agree upon during these crazy times is Music makes everything better! During the shutdown, we were able to find so many great bands that have been keeping us sane during this music pause. One of those bands is a kick ass rock band from Ukraine, Star Crystal Band. We were able to conduct an exchange video interview with Sussana of Star Crystal and we are pleased to share that with you here: We are so excited for their new music. UPDATE: Star Crystal has just released their video for Come On Baby. You can check it out here: We can’t help but feel the adrenaline from their music as it brings out straight up rock n roll.  Make sure to  follow their social media pages for their latest news. Information & Links: Website: http://www.starcrystalband.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starcrystalband/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/starcrystalband Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starcrystalband/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZwpSgIhlBlS1NGrWAy84wA

rock

Palaye Royale return to Europe in 2022

June 4, 2021

Alternative Rock trio Palaye Royale have announced their return to Europe in February and March 2022, with a long headline run that includes their biggest headline shows to date across Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Austria, Ukraine and Russia. Tickets are on sale from today, Friday, June 4th at this link. The band comments: “We can not even express how excited we are for our upcoming UK /European tour! We can not wait to see you all and to play live music once again! Also we are pleased to announce that we have our good friends Badflower joining us on this run! This one is going to be one you don’t want to miss! See you all soon!!” As their moniker itself evokes (Palaye Royale is the name of the Toronto dancehall where their grandparents met in the ‘50s), the brotherly trio effortlessly connect themselves and this generation to the spirit of the past, reinvigorated for today with eclecticism and fierce individuality. PALAYE ROYALE with SPECIAL GUESTS BADFLOWER: [Read More]