The Bon Scotts – Modern Capitalism Gets Things Done

Recently as part of the Brunswick Music Festival in Melbourne I have had the pleasure of seeing a number of fantastic live music acts, including these guys, The Bon Scotts. Modern Capitalism Gets Things Done is an awesome example of what is happening in modern folk pop. The local Melbourne act put on a phenomenally…

Dopegoat EP by Dopegoat

Lovers of the more chilled out side of metal should be thrilled by the arrival of this brand new addition to the green burning subgenre. Dopegoat, true to their name, have a very “glued to your seat in a cloud of smoke” feel but have taken the usual repetitive and sludgy riffs and thrown them…

Interview: Emmy Bachmann

We recently had a chance to get to know Emmy Bachmann, an Ohio native who moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. Her debut EP Stranger has been charting well and making some noise on many of the charts, including ReverbNation. Sean Elliot: How did you get started with music? Who or what…

Interview with Sydney Leigh

Earlier this week, we had the chance to chat with Sydney Leigh, an emerging pop artist who made her way onto our radar. Though Leigh is only fifteen, she is already making a name for herself with an amazing combination of vocal and writing talents. Originally from the small town of Lake Orion, MI, Leigh…

Saturdaze by Starcadian

I felt it necessary to take a listen to Starcadian’s latest, given that I still listen to Sunset Blood on the regular. Something about that album just makes it a great listen, whether it’s been a week or a month since I last heard it. Start to finish, it rocks. And now, Starcadian is back with…

Hot Coals Cold Souls by Smoke Season

Though Smoke Season (Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen) formed officially just over a year and a half ago, they have a poise and scope that reflects the maturity of a seasoned group. Perhaps it is for this reason that the pair have garnered acclaim from fans and critics alike following the release of their debut…

Ugly Heroes EP by Ugly Heroes

Another nice drop from the talented artists over at Mello Music Group. Ugly Heroes are Red Pill and Verbal Kent on the vocals and Apollo Brown on the production. Brown, a Michigan native, has built a sizable discography for himself over at Mello. Brown’s Thirty Eight that dropped earlier this year was just one more example of…

hibernation by Sleep Cycles

This is how I was introduced to this album. When you get as many e-mail submissions as we do, it takes a special something to make an e-mail stick out. Something like this. At times, it’s easy to believe that this album is really just a guy sitting on a bed with a guitar and…

Inbetween by Hold Fast For Now

Inbetween is a nice little follow-up EP for Adelaide-based duo Hold Fast For Now. We first heard from producers Darryl Bennett and David Rogers back in November of ’13 with their eponymous debut. There was a definite worldly energy streaming from the album, and with this five-tracker, Bennett and Rogers are back with more good,…

French Exit by TV Girl

With summer rapidly approaching, the onslaught of “Summer Songs” is imminent. And although the spirit of the “Summer Song” is innocent enough, radio has made the listener’s hatred of these songs an inevitability. Gone are the days of tuning in and hoping to hear your favorite new song. Either your song is in the 90%…

Not Kings by Candy Says

Pinning down Candy Says isn’t easy. So, in taking the lazy-man’s route, I’m going to borrow the definition that they have secured for themselves in an effort to classify their style — ‘Lo-fi chic pop collective’. Candy Says is a garage band project from Oxfordites Ben Walker & Juju Sophie. And even though Not Kings only saw…

Luminance by Govinda

In browsing through the liner notes for Govinda’s latest release, Luminance, a majority of the language and themes revolve around the idea of travel. But, while this album does incorporate the more traditional sense of travel in its use of geographically-distinct instruments and ideas, there is a more transcendental traveling experience that is brought about within…

Tides by Second Hand Heart

This is an awesome album. And when I use that word — awesome — I don’t mean it in the oft-overused way, although in that sense, this album is extremely good, or awesome. No, I mean this album is awesome: extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear. It’s hard to pin down exactly what…

Lighght by Kishi Bashi

Even before listening to his work as a solo performer, one cannot help but say that Kaoru Ishibashi has had an illustrious and successful career. Playing with artists like Regina Spektor and Sondre Lerche and as a founding member of the synth rock band Jupiter One, Ishibashi established himself as a sought-after artist and violinist.…

Forward Escape by Tipper

David Tipper, aka Tipper, has been at the forefront of one electronic music movement after the next. Although, like many other artists over the past few decades, to say that Tipper has been limited by the label-based industry would be an understatement. Thus, it was not until 2005 that Tipper established his own structure for…

Navigator by Her Name is Calla

Since releasing their six track, fifty minute behemoth of a debut, The Heritage, back in 2008, both the recorded and live stylings of Her Name is Calla have been met with praise from critics and fans alike. Their follow-up album, The Quiet Lamb scored positive words from NME and The Sun, and now this five piece band…