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NewWaves – In The Clouds

NewWaves are an Alternative rock band, founded in the fall of 2015, from Stockholm, Sweden. Tim Sundström (guitar, backing vocals), Christoffer Bellonius (guitar), Erik Johansson (drum set, percussion) and our new vocalist (since a week ago) Ejnar Örjes.
NewWaves make alternative rock with influences from pop, punk and electronica. Everything started when Tim Sundström had been on a tour with his last band, full of inspiration and commitment to music. Heavily influenced by Imagine Dragons he wanted to make something of his own.
The reason why they are doing this is because they love making and performing music, but more than that, they want to be able to provide value to other people through their music. NewWaves want to be able to make people feel like they are enjoying the moment, despite what problems or difficulties they may have. They want to be able to make people of all different ethnicities, financial and cultural backgrounds feel relief and enjoyment, if only for just a moment, in a world that is full of stress and problems.”
They released a single named “Experience” in 2016 with a music video as well as an EP called “The Things We Do” in 2017. In the process of releasing the EP we released a single called “In The Clouds” and a music Video for that song.
“Right now we’re in the process of writing new music and teaching everything to our new vocalist Ejnar, getting him completely comfortable and happy in the band. We are planning our future and brainstorming ideas on what to do next”.
We are planning on having a photoshoot with the new line-up to present Ejnar to the world. We are also planning to record new songs in the near future, which will be awesome. We will soon be booking new shows to play.
NewWaves
NewWaves make alternative rock with influences from pop, punk and electronica. Everything started when Tim Sundström had been on a tour with his last band

 

Arcadia – Stripes

Arcadia was founded in June 2018 by Will Adler, and Scott Lubin. Will is a guitarist, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and Scott is a songwriter and talented vocalist. Will and Scott began making music in high school, and have been developing their sound and style ever since. Arcadia presents a bright and fresh take on indie rock music, with four on the floor driving rhythmic elements, paired with bright and exciting guitar riffs.

Arcadia

Concrete Caverns – Open Your Minds

Concrete Caverns

“With their raw riffs and politicised lyrics, Concrete Caverns epitomise the attitude and pure essence of punk music perfectly. Their sharp licks of spirited punk rawness blend with a riotous youthfulness, giving the band a sparked demeanour.”
– Sahera Walker, Some Might Say Zine, Issue #2

Concrete Caverns are a London-based four-piece punk rock band. Endless gigging and writing since formation in October 2014 has lead the band to secure main stage festival slots at Village Green Festival and Wilkestock Charity Music Festival. They’ve also had the pleasure of supporting Otherkin at their biggest London headline show at Camden Assembly.  Their debut single, ‘Unforgivable’, was released on October 27 2017, and was instantly playlisted by Indie Central Music and Vibe 107.6FM. Ahead of 2018, it was added to Indie Central Music’s ‘Sound of 2017’ playlist.

Concrete Caverns second single, ‘Open Your Minds’, was released on January 31 prior to two Independent Venue Week 2018 performances. On Saturday February 1, they supported Essex based band, Asylums, at Chelmsford’s Bassment Bar. Art Will Fall gave a rave review of their set, stating, “Concrete Caverns are finding their place with their exhilarating live performance, raw sound and brutal honesty.”

The band have also been championed by Indie Underground and Northern Exposure, the latter listing them as one of their “25 Upcoming Bands You Need To Know”.

Concrete Caverns
“With their raw riffs and politicised lyrics, Concrete Caverns epitomise the attitude and pure essence of punk music perfectly. Their sharp licks of spirited punk rawness blend with a riotous youthfulness, giving the band a sparked demeanour.”

 

Delphina Kings

Delphina Kings

Delphina Kings formed in 2017. Combining the fuzzy energy of Blur with the singalong hooks of The Hunna, the North West trio play an angular brand of indie rock.

Songwriting duo Chris (guitar/vocals) and Andy (bass/lyrics) had been writing together since high school, but they were still in search of an identity. With the addition of Chris’s brother Pete (drums), armed with a new sound and named after a pair of shoes, Delphina Kings was born.

The combination of a barista, a baker and a university dropout proved effective. Their first single ‘Lovestruck’, produced by Sugar House (Pale Waves, Viola Beach), earned a feature on E4’s Made in Chelsea and the support of BBC Introducing in both Merseyside and Manchester. They have also shared the stage with Starsailor and Razorlight.

The group opted to self-produce their new single Electric, a jagged flurry of erratic guitars and eccentric embellishments punching in at barely three minutes long. It’s a cocktail of everything the band has absorbed in its short existence, and is accompanied by a surreal music video.

Delphina Kings
A jagged flurry of erratic guitars and eccentric embellishments punching in at barely three minutes long.

Half Alive – Awake At Night

Half Alive – aawake at night

Half Alive, releases their music video for the highly anticipated track, aawake at night. Following their debut EP release titled 3, and corresponding music video, the fall, the band attracted significant online attention, reaching nearly 400k views on the music video in 3 months, and accumulating over 1.5M streams from their EP via Spotify and YouTube.

Aawake at night is their newest single; an electro-soul track with smooth vocals and fulltoned synthesized bass. It carries a refreshing mix of both organic and electronic sounds, produced by Grammy nominated producer, James Krausse. The audio comes complete with a highly polished visual: a music video shot primarily inside a shipping container, directed by Josh Taylor, the band’s leader and principal songwriter.

Half Alive formed in 2016 in Long Beach, CA. The independent band is made up of Josh Taylor, Brett Kramer, and J Tyler Johnson. With the help of Grammy nominated producer James Krausse, the debut EP 3 is now available exclusively online.

Music Video: https://youtu.be/HGy9wdgCWEk

Half Alive
Half Alive, releases their music video for the highly anticipated track, aawake at night. Following their debut EP release titled 3, and corresponding music video, the fall, the band attracted significant online attention, reaching nearly 400k views on the music video in 3 months, and accumulating over 1.5M streams from their EP via Spotify and YouTube.

Future Thieves – Sucker

Future Thieves

Young musicians come to Nashville to chicken-pick and twang. They come to sing about trucks, girls and girls in trucks. Not so with Future Thieves. They came to rock. You hear it in the first seconds of the first track of their first album.

Horizon Line, available now on all major digital media, kicks off with a punchy drum intro. Then the band comes in: a quiet verse with urgent lead vocals, crashing guitar chords and thundering bass licks power into the chorus and then it ends suddenly, leaving listeners exhilarated and hungry for more.

That first track, “Rosie,” is just the beginning. Throughout Horizon Line, lead singer/rhythm guitarist Elliot Collett, lead guitarist Austin McCool, bassist Nick Goss and drummer Gianni Gibson lay down a sound so compelling that you’d think they’ve been hammering it together for a decade on the road. In fact, Future Thieves is just a little over two years old. Yet in that brief time, they’ve stirred up plenty of attention from fans throughout Music City and then beyond the city limits, onstage at Bonnaroo and Summerfest and back home for Live On The Green, on tours with the Black Cadillacs and 10 Years and at venues in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta and throughout their expanding territory.

They’ve also garnered press raves any band would kill for. Read what No Country For New Nashville had to say about one of their local shows: “They oozed charisma from the start. … Halfway through their set, a buzz could be felt in the air, like we were all at a legitimate big-time rock show, with national touring headliners. … They were pulling people in off the street in droves. Tourists, locals, vagrants, all bobbing their heads to the beat. … The band was dripping in sweat, giving it their all and rocking so f**cking hard it was easy to forget that we were just a stone’s throw away from country cover honky-tonks.”

Similar accolades have greeted the release of Horizon Line, with Rory Brown of Brown Town Productions noting, “This record is jam-packed with energy, rock and well thought-out songs that draw your ears in immediately and never let go until the last note of the last track.”

All of which leads to some fundamental questions: How did Future Thieves get it together and hit their high peak of excellence so quickly? It comes down to the four guys involved. Austin and Nick grew up as friends in Evansville, Indiana, and went to Purdue University together. Four years ago, after graduation, Austin moved with his band at the time to Nashville; Nick followed after a while, ostensibly for music industry studies at Belmont University but inevitably to start a new band with his buddy.

Meanwhile, Elliot made his own say to town with his band from Kentucky, got to know Austin and Nick and joined their search for a perfect drummer. They found him in Gianni, whose journey began in his hometown of Los Angeles and continued with traveling to the East Coast with a band. He eventually spent time in London before deciding to check out what was going on in Nashville. They began by learning some songs that Elliot had written while spending a few months in L.A. “Then,” Nick recalls, “about two weeks into it, we decided to start jamming out some new stuff.

About a month later, we had enough songs to play a 30-minute set at The Basement.” Before getting to that debut gig at one of Nashville’s most respected showcase venues, pause to consider how Future Thieves create new material. “We’ve always had a collaborative process, without discussing much in advance,” Nick says. “It just kind of happens. Except for ‘Liar’ and ‘Joel’s Song,’ which Elliot had written before we got together, everything on Horizon Line began with all of us in the same room. Austin might have a guitar riff or Elliot will have a chord progression or Gianni and I will have an idea for a groove. Then it gets hashed out instrumentally, with Elliot fitting lyrics to match the feeling of the song. We get instant feedback into how it’s going to sound when we play it live.”

In other words, right from the start, the music of Future Thieves is based on the excitement of real-time, live action; performance is embedded into their writing. This explains much of why they rocked The Basement at their first show. But there’s more to their sound than that. Each member of Future Thieves plays a distinctive part in defining the feel and personality of the band. “Gianni brings chops and execution and amazing talent to not only match the song but throw something interesting into it,” Nick says. “Austin has listened to a lot of bands – Brand New, Delta Spirit, Local Natives – that build up their sound with minimal but huge guitar parts and lots of effects. Whatever he plays, it’s always unique. And obviously, Elliot has a very impressive set of pipes; he’s sung everything from country to folk to Ryan Adams as he was growing up. And his singer/songwriter mentality is essential to what we’re doing.”

As for his own contribution, Nick is a bit modest, suggesting “I try to keep it creative.” Just check out his restless, riff-driven work on “On Fire,” “The Floor” and pretty much every other track on Horizon Line and draw your own conclusions.

Most of Horizon Line was cut in the band’s basement studio, with Elliot, Austin and Nick playing live as Gianni laid down the drum tracks and then layering their final parts afterwards. With performance being the seed of each song, capturing the thrill of their live sets in the studio proved no problem. “We’re always excited to play,” Nick says. “Even if we’re rehearsing down in our studio, even if it’s the third time we’re doing a tune, we’ve got that energy because we know how important it is that we’re doing what we do. I don’t think we’ll ever lose that.” That’s evident in the thrashing power of “Secret,” in Elliot’s wordless vocal ecstasies at the peak moments of “Liar” and the magical “Golden State,” the title track’s aching romanticism and the crescendo from delicate intimacy to deep, keening emotion on “Joel’s Song,” with Leah Blevins guest harmony adding to the urgency conveyed by Elliot’s vocal.

As for the band’s horizons, Nick can only marvel at their ride over these few brief years. “Honestly, it’s been incredible, almost like a snowball effect,” he says. “We’ve always wanted to be known as a pretty straightforward rock band. There’s not any fluff to what we do. We’re really just an old-school rock band from Nashville.” Again, Nick’s modesty is becoming. But the truth is, with major festival dates already behind them, a killer album in their pocket and and the likelihood of even broader acclaim just around the corner, for Future Thieves the horizon line has no limits at all.

Future Thieves
Young musicians come to Nashville to chicken-pick and twang. They come to sing about trucks, girls and girls in trucks. Not so with Future Thieves. They came to rock. You hear it in the first seconds of the first track of their first album.

Website- http://futurethievesmusic.com/

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Delphina Kings – Kid Calm Down

Delphina Kings

Delphina Kings formed in 2017. Combining the fuzzy energy of Blur with the singalong hooks of The Hunna, the North West trio play an angular brand of indie rock.

Songwriting duo Chris (guitar/vocals) and Andy (bass/lyrics) had been writing together since high school, but they were still in search of an identity. With the addition of Chris’s brother Pete (drums), armed with a new sound and named after a pair of shoes, Delphina Kings was born.

The combination of a barista, a baker and a university dropout proved effective. Their first single ‘Lovestruck’, produced by Sugar House (Pale Waves, Viola Beach), earned a feature on E4’s Made in Chelsea and the support of BBC Introducing in both Merseyside and Manchester. They have also shared the stage with Starsailor and Razorlight.

The group opted to self-produce their new single Electric, a jagged flurry of erratic guitars and eccentric embellishments punching in at barely three minutes long. It’s a cocktail of everything the band has absorbed in its short existence, and is accompanied by a surreal music video.

Delphina Kings
A jagged flurry of erratic guitars and eccentric embellishments punching in at barely three minutes long.

 

The Ricky Fitts – Nightmare

The Ricky Fitts

Alternative Pop Act The Ricky Fitts is taking listeners to further heights thanks to their debut album, “The Great Beyond”. Infusing elements of Indie, Pop and Funk, The Ricky Fitts have created a psychedelic wave on their 13-track LP. Already gaining the attention and performing with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie and Fitz and the Tantrums, The Ricky Fitts are on their way to becoming one of the most sought after bands from the “Valley of the Sun”.

It all began back in 2016 when Matt Brunsvold placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a drummer. The keyboardist who also served as a sound tech for The Lumineers, Regina Spektor and Daughter, returned Home to be closer to his son in addition to focus on producing and recording. A month and a half later a drummer by the name of Alec Bushman replied to the listing.

​“Initially we were doing a Twenty One Pilots type thing,” recalls Brunsvold. “I had some songs from another project so we started to learn those. Alec played drums and I sang while playing keys and bass with a produced track.“

​From their initial meeting, the two wrote two songs on the spot affirming they were birthing something special. Alec   suggested a mutual guitarist friend named Fletcher Milloy join the band to fill their sound out while Brunsvold contacted a vocalist named Elliot James whom he worked on a Rock album with in previous years to join as well.

​“Whereas I connected with Alec and Fletcher via the indie world of M83 and Arctic Monkeys, Elliot and I always connected more so with The Weeknd and Prince-like vibes. We were both always studying songs,” says Brunsvold. “Once I had this group of talented players, it only made sense to get Elliot involved to finish what we had started.”

​Combining their musical palettes the band was born but without a name. When the group started to compare what films and music help shape their childhood and teenage years, the cult classic “American Beauty” was amongst many of them. One of the characters that resonated with the band was Ricky Fitts, the teenager that quit his job on impulse one day to pursue photography, as well as selling marijuana to Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey). Thus, The Ricky Fitts were born and spent the majority of 2016 working on their debut LP “The Great Beyond”.

​Psychedelic guitar riffs, filtered vocals and 80’s driving drums invade listeners’ ears on songs like “Back to the Basics”. “We belong somewhere better than this,” croons Elliot James on “Where To Begin” before the song breaks into a Disco dancing beat lonely hearts will be singing everywhere. Most songs on the album were one takes. single shot. “The Great Beyond” showcases musical minds in the moment creating; mistakes and all are what makes their debut authentic.

“Our sound is unorthodox and a bit all over the place in a good way,” laughs Brunsvold. “We felt we needed to express our vision entirely so everyone could see the big picture like us. That’s why we decided to record a full-length album. We want this project to be a journey, not just another playlist.”

The Ricky Fitts musical journey has only just begun. Their music has been played multiple times on KWSS in Phoenix, 93.3 ALT-AZ, college radio and Fox 10 News. The Alternative band is even playing at the Pot of Gold Festival in Chandler, AZ. With their eyes set on becoming a household name, a quote by Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age helps keep them grounded.

​“When you expect anything from music, you expect too much,” states Brunsvold. “That quote has a way of managing expectations for us a bit but also reminds us why we do this in the first place. We’ll never try to think about what “they” want to hear, but instead our focus is on just this, what “we” want to play. Do what makes you happy. Be weird, be yourself, be nice.”

The Ricky Fitts
Alternative Pop Act The Ricky Fitts is taking listeners to further heights thanks to their debut album, “The Great Beyond”. Infusing elements of Indie, Pop and Funk, The Ricky Fitts have created a psychedelic wave on their 13-track LP.

 

Age Of Atlas – New Raise

Age of Atlas are a Hull based melodic,mathy hard rock band falling somewhere between Coheed and Cambria, Tides of Man, Corelia. Deftones, Kings X, Hum, Soundgarden and your dad’s mum’s dad’s mum’s dad

We’re currently writing our little daybeau albooom which we’ll be recording at Fruit Trade Music.

We have us a little EP: The Scale of Things to Come

Come to see us play and enjoy our sweatiness and get yourself a sweeet owly T to cover yo’ tittays!