I’m always amazed by a person’s songwriting ability. It doesn’t matter the genre. To me, songwriting is an astounding and baffling talent that’s ten times more amazing than any technology humans have developed. I’ve been trying to figure out how to piece together a complete song for years and I’ve always wondered where the ideas for the collective sounds come from. What’s even more surprising to learn is that the strongest inspiration can come from the simplest things. A chief example of this is coming up with the idea for a song while cleaning an old piano. That’s how Daniel Tortoledo’s Dark Times came about. “The random sound of the keys served as original sound bites for the groove to start taking place,” he says in a press release. “That’s the beautiful thing about art, it may come from where you least expect it.” Read more »
It seems like most people don’t value music as much as they did in the past. They act like they don’t need it or like they don’t care about it. A large part of that mentality is due to how easily accessible music is these days. If you want music, you can just reach out […]
PONCÉ – To Us, a Good Song is a Good Song
What’s more adorable than twin brothers getting together to write tunes and make music? Probably not much, which is why I’m so into PONCÉ right now. The duo based in Nashville are a Americana-rock band creating lovely lyrics and catchy beats. They’ve been busy creating tunes for their new EP but I was lucky enough […]
The Rebellion Lost – Punch Drunk EP
Pop-punk has gone by the wayside since the early 2000s, but The Rebellion Lost and their latest EP “Punch Drunk” are here to spark some new life into a genre from years past.
Shane Henry – Save Me
Get ready for some serious Gary Clark Jr. vibes, folks. Shane Henry, a singer-songwriter and badass guitarist from Minneapolis, is quickly gaining popularity with his new single Save Me. The single is a bluesy, passionate and super impressive. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to close your eyes and feel the music, […]
Glenn Smyth is a Birmingham boy who spent most of his youth playing football. He may have continued on that route had he not severely injured his leg, ending his football career. With more time on his hands than usual, Smyth taught himself guitar. And lucky for our ears – it stuck. He continued to follow his passion for music and writing, releasing two EPs.
His theme-oriented EPs and strong lyrical performance has resulted in quite a bit of attention for Smyth. We were lucky enough to chat with Smyth about his writing, his past and his new EP, We All Feel The Same.
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It’s more than apparent that The Como Brothers are present-day young men who were raised on a large dose of what some call “The Standards.” In an interview with celebmix.com, Andrew Como divulges that the first song he remembers hearing is a Beatles rendition of Twist and Shout. In the same interview, he also says that hearing Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York at Yankee games as a child had a profound effect on him. Such things eventually led to being in a Beatles tribute band with relatives as a teenager. Read more »
Alt-rock band Elasea from the UK have come together to create tunes that are saturated with impressive riffs and satisfying vocals. The members of Elasea are basically a few guys and and a gal with rock and roll souls. This is clear in their music and their recent video for Breathe // Lesson Learnt – but more on that later. Read more »