Daniel Tortoledo – Dark Times

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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 »

Matrixx of Domination – One Shot

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Alternative rock duos are few and far between these days, especially when the members are sisters. Matrixx of Domination are here to flip the alt-rock genre on its head with their single “One Shot.” Read more »

Fudakochi – Sounds From Alternative

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Alternative and Soul aren’t exactly two genres that go together in a world where pop merges with hip-hop and blues melds into rock. But Fudakochi has brought the two together on his EP “Sounds From Alternative.” Read more »

Glenn Smyth – We’re Never Really Free

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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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The Como Brothers – Magic

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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 »

The History Of Colour TV – Something Like Eternity

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The History Of Colour TV may sound like something you’ll see on a mildly interesting episode of “How It’s Made.” However, it’s not. In this instance, we’re talking about a much more ambiguous and non-linear subject. What we’re referencing in these lines is a band with that same name. Read more »

Wild Domestic – Singular

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An eight-track EP is a helluva way to kick down the door for your first major release in your career, and that’s exactly what alt-rocker Wild Domestic has done with his EP “Singular.” Read more »

Elasea – Breathe // Lesson Learnt

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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 »

PONCÉ – Moving To Los Angeles

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Twin brothers Carson and Michael Poncé from Nashville are super busy right now. Not only are they busy being an adorable twin-bro, indie-rock band, they’re also busy releasing tight singles and touring the U.S. to play them for fans. Read more »

Psychocide – Alcohol and Bad Decisions

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It’s spontaneous yet subdued. It’s thematic and filled with meaning. At the same time, it’s outwardly more humorous than literal. It’s artistically multi-faceted and in bulk is the end result of a lot of partying. It’s Psychocide’s music. Read more »