Monday, April 20, 2015

Fourplay : Abandon Kansas , Cento , 10 Years , Longreef

Abandon Kansas - Alligator (2015) Band on the run to fame
The 3rd full length from Abandon Kansas is their most experimental work so far, they still deliver piano driven alternative rock of the two first albums but "Alligator" has more depth.
I think the psychedelic vibes suits the band and it´s not that much really but enough to keep the music away from the mainstream lane.
It feels like singer Jeremy Spring and Co has taken more time to work on the songstructures and arrangements for their new album, there is something interesting in each and every song on "Alligator" so it´s really easy to pick this one as the album of the week.
Highly recommended if you like Mute Math, The Wrecking, Hidden Hospitals.

Cento - The wrong side of the ocean (2015) Expect the unexpected
The Italian band Cento formed in 2009 as Blue Popsicle but unleash their new album "The wrong side of the ocean" under their new name, they´ve got quite a unique sound like a mix of Britpop, new wave and popular rock.
The singer Filippo Santini´s voice bring thoughts to Adam Ant which is really cool, the music however can be described as Suede meets The Sounds with a touch of Dutch band Kane.
It´s a solid album where the songs "Saturated images on the paper" and "River" stand out as something extra, of course you need a little Cento in your life.

10 Years - From birth to burial (2015) In the champions league of alternative metal
Knoxville´s pride, 10 years, decided to leave their testament to the after world and gosh! the way they did it. Their new album "From birth to burial" sounds like a planet, the production is enormous and every song feels like the Russian legendary wrestler Karelin coming at ya.
This is 10 Years own "Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band" or if you prefer "Black album", this is the real deal my dear friends.
They´ve been out on a musical adventure on their previous albums but I want you to please welcome home, 10 fxxking years! Talk about a home run.

Longreef - Battle plan (2015) Something for everyone
Longreef are a bunch of Aussie rockers that has relocated in America, they have released 2 EP´s and one full length album where the entire "Dirty motel" EP (2012) is included here along with the track "Lonely" taken from their first EP (2011) and 6 brand new songs.
The band collaborated with Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon) and Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down) on this album so by now you should know what to expect. Well, we´re talking Aussie rock and radio oriented modern rock in the same vein as Juke Kartel, The Calling and 3 Doors Down.
If you prefer rock that topped the charts back in 2002, "Battle plan" is for you.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunset Sons share their medicine

Australian indie rock band Sunset Sons recently released their new "The Fall" EP on iTunes, the band is currently on tour in the U.K. Watch the new video "Medicine" here:

New York City trio theSHIFT release debut EP 7th Direction

theSHIFT is a phenomenon. John Shannon, MJ Lambert and Ben Geis — three of the most vital, highly sought-after musicians in New York City and the world-over — have put aside their roles as hired guns for some of the biggest names in the music business to gamble it all on one band… and they’re doing it because theSHIFT is about something much bigger.
theSHIFT`s debut EP "7th direction" is out now, stream the first single "Kobra" here:

Fueled By Ramen artists Against The Current release new video featuring Taka of One Ok Rock

Against The Current are a young pop/rock band from Poughkeepsie, NY. Their new EP "Gravity" is available on iTunes and Spotity, check out the official music video "Dreaming alone" here:

Los Angeles based electro rockers In Virgo release debut album

Hailing from Los Angeles, In Virgo is a hard hitting, industrial tinged rock/metal band comprised of Chris Hodges (vocals) and Chris Egert (guitar, synth, programming). The band's self titled, debut album features 12 tracks of blistering, electronic infused rock. Soaring vocals cut through a huge wall of high-octane guitar riffs, driven by explosive drum beats and percolating synthesizers, making this essential listening for any fan of Nine Inch Nails, Filter, 16volt, or Linkin Park.

Stop press! Manic Bloom´s I know what´s finally here

Good news, Manic Bloom´s long awaited new studio album "I know what´s next....but you won´t believe it" is finally officially released.
Available at:

Independent metallers Punch Cabbie deliver new EP Myriad

Hailing from the heart of Chicago, Punch Cabbie is an entity that stands for three things: Energy, Attitude, and Entertainment! With an open-mind approach to music and songwriting, Punch Cabbie has forged a sound all their own. Emphasis is placed on live performance, songwriting, and high volume. Heavy ripping guitars set a path for the aggressive onslaught of vocals, pounding drums and driving bass. Its fast. Its fun. It makes you want to move! Practice like you play attitude shows in the energetic and sometimes truly off-the-wall stage presence.Their new EP "Myriad" is out now, listen to new songs at:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Canadian rock band Pigeon Park deliver new smash single Walk alone

After years of hard work, sacrifice, dedication and battling the usual rigours of writing, recording and touring, Vancouver rockers Pigeon Park are seeing their star on the rise in a big way. 
Their new single "Walk alone" is available for streaming here:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Palaye Royal produced by David Bendeth

The fashion-art rock band Palaye consisting of Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig, Emerson Barrett has been named champions of MTV's "Musical March Madness" 2014. They are the first unsigned act ever to compete in and win this fan-voted tournament. The global Samsung Galaxy Note commercial that features Palaye Royale's single "Get Higher" continues to make an impression and make history. Their debut EP "The ends beginning" is available now.

The Grape and The Grain limited edition vinyl out on Record store day

The Grape And The Grain are releasing a limited-edition vinyl pressing of their self-titled debut full length tomorrow, April 18th, in celebration of Record Store Day. Combining elements of blues, folk and hard-rock their sound is perfect for modern vinyl experience.
Limited to one hundred pieces, the vinyl features customized sleeves designed and printed by drummer Steven Markota's screen print shop. Regularly producing their own merchandise, the band stays true to their DIY roots utilizing their own talents and local support whenever possible. Self-produced, the album was recorded at Applehead Studio and vinyl imprints were produced by Boneshaker Records.