Bad Saint is a solo project by Tess Freedel based in Seattle. What is so fascinating about this is that she composes all the parts of the song and has fellow musicians join her for performances and “Hanging on the Telephone,” is no exception. This girl knows what she wants and she not only shows this in the way she composes her music but also in her very straight forward, fresh lyrics. With a strong pop rock vibe and an element of punk rock thrown into the mix, this song is one of those that you will find yourself singing randomly throughout the day.
With a cool edgy vocal tone, crunchy guitar sounds and underlying synth sounds sustaining the foundation, all performed by Tess Freedel herself, “Hanging on the Telephone” is basically an explosion of vibrant sonorities brought together in a fascinating way. The vocal tone also gives the song its character and attitude and it is evident that all instrumental and vocal parts are performed with conviction and very confidently, proving that this girl is definitely ready to take over the music scene with her sparky and creative ideas and a very unique and clear artistic vision!
Hailing from Perth, Australia, Ah Trees set out to create an interesting blend of new wave and indie-pop, with psychedelic overtones. They learned lessons from their fellow Aussies, Tame Impala, but also from timeless acts such as INXS (another legendary band from the land down under), The Police or Tears For Fears.
Ah Trees set out to offer their own special twist on such influences, transposing the aesthetics of new wave music into the modern indie-rock format with excellent result. Do It All Wrong also features a collaboration with Moody Beach, bringing a distinctive twist to the track.
The track is the first single taken from their upcoming sophomore release! Find out more here
If you want to get the feel of what good music sounds like, then Black Fun Surgery’s latest hit- Plastic is the music to listen to. What can I say? This track is simply off the hook. For music lovers who love a combination of hard rock and electronica, you wouldn’t go wrong to listen to this fine tune that is currently rocking the airwaves. Yes, there are good music but “Plastic” by Black Fun Surgery beats them all.
Although this amazing electro Goth duo have stayed away from the music scene for quite some years now. They make a resounding comeback with this tune that promises to give music lovers that tingling feeling they wouldn’t want to recover from.
If you think the lyrics to this incredible song was lit, wait till you listen to the crazy beat that accompanies this fine music. You will simply be left breathless by the magical production that went into this track. Yes, the group black fun surgery is an indie group looking for the breakthrough to the big stages, but with this monster hit- Plastic, they have simply made a statement that they are ready for the top.
While their single Spectralia has success in 2016, Plastic promises to surpass their previous milestone. And with many radio stations currently airing this scintillating track, it wouldn’t be long before Plastic start topping popular charts. If you love energy in a music, then this is the one for you. The energy in this music is on a whole new level.
According to the duo, Plastic is a song inspired by a fake world where they feel the desire to celebrate their uniqueness through music. The lyrics of this hit track is a testament to the message they want to send out there. While Electro Goth is a very popular genre in Germany, Black Fun Surgery have owned this genre and taking things up a notch with their latest track “Plastic.” Are you having a bad day and looking for a track to burst the adrenaline in you? Instead of sliding in some boring old track, why not revel in the euphoria of Plastic? Without mincing words, Plastic is the ultimate mood changer. Slide in this tune and thank me later.
Like I said earlier, this music is currently enjoying massive airplay. This explains why it has earned its place as number 7 on the ReverbNation UK’s electronica chart.
If there’s one word that can describe what some people out of rock music, it’s the word “big.” While a grounded punk jam or acoustic ballad are nice touches for more intimate settings, rock music remains forever changed by generations of bands who understood that by producing enormous soundscapes with their work, they were able to take their messages to another level. The advent of Arena Rock and groups like the Who and U2 knew how to create infinite spaces that to this day are transferred through headphones. Current torchbearers of this tradition include the Foxfires.
Fleeting Foxes is a track that calls for freedom from within. Appropriately, everything from the jangling guitars to the thunderous drums feel like they’ve been unleashed from a typical rock instrument in a garage to a force of nature. Vocals and bass join along as elements that maintain clarity and structure despite projecting to meet their companions in a mix that doesn’t feel crowded by any means, but instead feels full. The Foxfires have an inspiring sound and Fleeting Foxes will leave you wanting as much more as you can get. This track is truly something for rock fans of all ilks to behold.
Paper Sweaters bring back the dynamic sound of Pop-Punk with their brand new single, NLBM.
The track immediately strikes for its amazing guitar tone. The overdrives are creamy, saturated and crunchy, going for a full on wall of sound that has a lot of character to it.
The drums come in full-on, going for a massive tone, immediately echoing the work of artists such as Blink-182, MxPx, or Green Day.
Paper Sweaters managed to create a song that feels authentic, direct and driven, a great return to the “less is more” philosophy, proving that a few simple elements in a mix can do wonders when it comes to create energy and momentum in a song. Paper Sweaters stay true to their melodic punk roots, with energy, vibrancy and melody, combined into one package.
The band has a special way to combine their passion for classic Pop-Punk with a more modern and personable approach, giving them a very distinctive sound and a unique formula.
Jack Hayden has everything it takes to charm the audience. Engaging presence, charisma, good looks and insane guitar chops. His brand new single, “Do It Again”, is a driven, punchy and hard-hitting track that highlights the artist’s amazing energy.
One of the best things about this song is that Jack retains his appeal and melodic sining skills, even when stomping on the accelerator to the max! This song makes me think of some of the early and best work by artists such as Nickelback or Daughtry, where great melodies seamlessly blend in with powerful guitars and gigantic rock antics.
Everything about this song is larger-than-life, making for a fun, unique and really uplifting listening experience. This is a song that will charge you up and fire up from the get go.
Jack Hayden managed to show off a lot of star power on this track, with a bold, direct and energetic feel.
Oftentimes, in today’s fast paced world, we tend to think that the groovier and catchier a song is, the better, but in this case Head Cheerleader’s “Murderers” shows us something which makes that thought process very questionable. This song, which features a very slow tempo, a set of concise yet deep lyrics and a particularly melancholic melody brings out the beauty in both artistic and emotional rawness which only a well thought out song like this could portray. While expressing a certain amount of sensitivity through the music and the words this song is also very thought provoking yet soothing at the same time, with its gentle tempo and instrumental arrangement.
The music backdrop itself is highlighted by a very warm organ tone which brings out further the meaning of the lyrics and allows the narrative to unfold, yet past the midpoint of the song the lyrics are left to sink in through a repeated melody which allows the listener to just feel the sensations created by the music and just reflect on the lyrics. The vocal tone itself is also a strong characteristic, giving the music that authentic country and folk sound which colours the narrative so well. With their song “murderers,” Head Cheerleader have truly created a space where one can just stop, and enjoy the beauty and rawness in their music.
Lucille Furs is one of those bands who managed to accomplish the difficult task of combining interesting sonic textures with honesty and intimacy. People don’t really think about it a lot, but one of the hardest things for an artist in any genre, in my opinion, is to create music that can remain simply, while having many layers and really appealing to listeners with tons of personality and character.
With their recent release, Our Lady of Perpetual Frustration, Lucille Furs set out to accomplish just that. The talented psychedelic rock combo set out to fill up their music with strong doses of personality and character, going for a very intimate, yet deeply textural tones.
The sounds featured on this song are really well-calibrated and tastefully produced, reminding me of the work of artists such as The Kinks, Tame Impala, and The Beatles, only to mention but a few.
This song has a really charming 60s tone, and it feels like a wave crushing on the sand: its energy is unstoppable, yet there are many subtle layers to it, such as the depth of the currents below and the white foam above…all elements that add a lot of color and personality to the song.
Simultaneously paying homage to the more melodic end of Seattle’s grunge scene and the strands of classic rock inspired scenes which were evolving into any number of post-, alt- and nu- subsets around the same time, Hurt revels in a big, powerful and muscle bound sound. But it is much more than just another homage to rocks past. Whilst it flits through and flirts with everything from Zeppelin-esque grandeur to New Wave of British Heavy Metal guitar motifs to Nu-Metal’s dark and edgy sonic world, it also offers a glimpse of rocks future. Or one possible one at least.
It is interesting that one track can reference so many past glories yet keep them all enough at arms length to allow room for new ideas to burst forth at the same time. Hurt is a blend of the cold, doom-laden edge of Danzig’s dystopian blues-metal and the emotive, sonic drama of Staind, but with more than a nod to the likes of Soundgarden and built as much on an intangible weight as the power of the musical delivery itself. Post-grunge? Is that a thing yet?
The genres of jazz and rock have had an often difficult relationship over the years, rock fans seeing the blending of the two as an unnecessary complicating of their preferred music and jazz fans seeing the move into the rock format as a dumbing down of the intricacies and scope of their musical world. Well, thank the Gods of Music for artists such as Bob DiGiacomo! Whilst understanding the needs and nuances of both sides of the argument, he deftly blends the potency and muscle of rock with the introspection and sonic intricacy of jazz.
But more than that he blends in a soulfulness, groove and accessibility which proves that music is always more than the sum of its parts, the result is music which is both big…and clever! If anyone is the heir to the sadly vacant throne of the golden age of Steely Dan, it could very well be Bob DiGiacomo.