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Interview: Jesus B takes us deep into beautiful Alaska

We recently had a chat with the multi-skilled musician all the way from ice-capped Alaska, Jesus B. Surging through with a 2013 Macbook Pro, small island life and where the best places are to watch live music.

We appreciate your time and for speaking with us. Firstly, what is your favourite way to start your mornings and what is a usual breakfast entail?

Jesus B: I usually wake up, brush my teeth and shower. Then I get ready for work. I work on a Coast Guard base and eat breakfast there, usually something like eggs, bacon, and whatnot. I’m not in the Coast Guard though btw!

Please let us all about your latest music and what songs should we be listening to?

Jesus B: I just released an album called “Yours To Give” which is some of my best work, also anything from my “Jesus B. Best Songs” playlist on SoundCloud is good too.

How did you first get into music and what connected you to this art form?

Jesus B: I started about ten years ago with my 2013 Macbook Pro when I discovered my ability to have fun doing something new, what I like about music is that I can express my feelings and hopefully make someone else’s day a little better. My name “Jesus B.” is inspired by a psychotic break I had when I was 18 where I thought I was Jesus LOL.

What was it like growing up on a small island in Alaska and what are your fondest memories?

Jesus B: I lived in a small island of 60 people yearly, my some good memories were of the freedom I had. I would kayak to school everyday. My fondest memories were spending time with my friends and learning who we were while growing up in a way that not many people do.

What are the perks of being a music producer?

Jesus B: What I love about producing my own music is that I have more freedom to make my own style of music in the alternative/emo setting. I can play around with different elements and that helps me tell my song’s story a little better. I love using guitar, it’s such a beautiful instrument.

Where should we go watch live music in Alaska?

Jesus B: Well I think Anchorage is most likely the best place in Alaska to see live music, however I will be performing live here in Sitka soon, I might try to make a film about it.

Last, what kind of music do you personally like and how does it inspire you?

Jesus B: I love Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, and Lil Peep mainly, the pain and intricate display of emotions in their delivery leaves a lot to the imagination and is well executed. I aspire to make music like them.

Hear the music on SoundCloud.

Interviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Silent Disco brought the future of rock to Tennessee with their debut indie-pop-rock about a girl single, Rocks

Pop-punk collided with alt-indie in the debut synth-scored euphoric hit, Rocks, by the up-and-coming powerhouse Silent Disco, which may be the sweetest about a girl single we’ve ever heard. The stellar slice of alt-rock affirms that we’ve moved past the Girl All the Bad Guys Want tropes by celebrating the magic and mystique of spiritual girls.

It’s as hooky as any of Fall Out Boy’s iconic releases, but Rocks does far more than just teasing a little early 00s emo nostalgia; it is also well and truly ahead of the curve of artists clamouring over themselves to do the 1975 better than the 1975. It may not be the average sound that spills out of Nashville, but Silent Disco is definitively bringing the future of rock to Tennessee.

Rocks will officially release on April 1st, 2022. You can check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Cxldface – Better Off Alone: The infectiously anthemic pop punk soundtrack to your solidarity

‘Better Off Alone’ is the latest feat of pop punk from Las Vegas artist, Cxldface, which will throw you right back to the 00s era of alt-rock while implanting a viscerally modernistic perennial earworm which ensures that there’s little chance of forgetting the infectiously hyped melodies.

Considering we’re all spending a little more time alone than usual, it’s easy to see how Better Off Alone could be a sanity-saving playlist staple for many. With reminders that there’s plenty of worse things than solidarity, euphorically sonic synth lines and the punchy hook-laden guitars, Better Off Alone practically spoon feeds serotonin.

At just 18 years old, Cxldface, is able to boast a maturity to his sound and a potent enough amount of distinction through his tendency to meld elements of electronica, hip hop and indie into his empoweringly scathing anthems. Get him on your radar.

Better Off Alone is now available to stream via Spotify

Review by Amelia Vandergast

MǾǾD– Vegas 4 ThWeekend: Alternative Dancehall? Now I’ve heard Everything

MǾǾD dropped his latest track Vegas 4 ThWeekend just as 2017 drew to a close, offering fans the most twisted mash-up of Dancehall, Electronic and Alternative Rock one could possibly hope for. Forget reaching across genres, MǾǾD’s latest track transcends the foundations of sound by creating his own delectable mix of resonance that regardless of your musical persuasions is a pleasure for you to sink your teeth into.

The talented Singer Songwriter & Producer has utilized his penchant for old-school Alternative Rock with his infinite command over music production to create some of the most fulfilling beats on the Alternative Dance scene today. MǾǾD uses his eclectic list of influences of acts such as Drake, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco & Frank Sinatra to bring his soulful renditions to life. The production to the sound is highly powered by a euphoric mix of Hip Hop Electronica.

In just 5 months, MǾǾD released an album along with 3 mixtapes, in 2018 he’s made it his mission to release a new album every month in 2018, it will be interesting to see if he pulls it off, but with that commitment to the cause, it’s hard to see where the uniquely talented artist can go wrong.

Vegas 4 ThWeekend is just one of the stand out tracks off his latest EP ‘The MǾǾD Life Vol. 1 which you can listen to on SoundCloud now: