Tom Martin   Alison Moyet is a Basildon girl born to a French father and English mother. Having left school at 16, she began her musical journey in punk bands and on the Canvey Island pub rock scene. Her studying piano tuning came to an abrupt halt when ‘Only You’ became […]

Alison Moyet

Nicole Mago   “We’re older, we’re wiser, we’re more mature,” MC Gift of Gab (nee Timothy Parker) says of Imani, Vol. 1, Blackalicious‘ first new album in a decade.  “It’s better now, because we’ve grown as people and artists.” “Each one of these records is a chapter in our lives, and […]


    Philip Cohen (vocals/guitar) Chris Dorsey (drums) Amelia Gormley (bass) Misha Kostandov (keys/guitar) Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: a vocalist from a little-known, unsigned band from Cambridge, Massachusetts, gets introduced to the guitarist from a 7-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling, arena-playing rock band. Impressed with the unsigned band’s demo […]

Blackout Balter

Photo Credit: Emma McEvoy   Newski’s sophomore LP “Land, Air, Sea, Garage” was recorded at a surf camp in the Sri Lankan jungle, and at home in Wisconsin. The album is about diving into the world with no safety net and landing on your feet. It’s a smart indie rock n’ roll record with tongue-in-cheek […]

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  Passion brought The Brevet together, and it defines their music. Their very name represents a Civil War rank awarded to individuals who went above and beyond the call of duty without the expectation of extra monetary compensation. In other words, The Brevet traditionally act out of their passion for […]

The Brevet

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  Born in Glasgow in 1989, the son of two classical musicians, C Duncan has been surrounded by music his entire life.  As a child Christopher learned to play piano and viola and later, as he came into his teens and started playing in school bands, he took up the […]

C Duncan

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  The hazy charm of Cheerleader first shimmered into existence at a Hartford, Connecticut middle school. Here, Joe Haller and Chris Duran cut their musical teeth in Duran’s parents’ basement, and their friendship and musical chemistry sparked a connection that survived the 2000s and colleges in separate states. Reconnecting in […]


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Chuck Ragan

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  Cody Lovaas is a no-nonsense songwriter. When he’s got a guitar in hand or he’s behind the mic, he’s all business—he’s atypically studious about the pop music he listens to and draws influence from, and he’s even more serious about breaking any mold critics would try to fit him […]

Cody Lovaas

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Cyber Tracks is a Los Angeles based record label founded by power couple Aaron and Jennifer Abeyta. Aaron Abeyta (aka El Hefe) is a guitarist, vocalist, recording engineer and producer who has over 25 years experience in the music business. His wife Jen managed Aaron’s previous production company (Aaron Abeyta […]

Cyber Tracks

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On September 9, 2016, Cooking Vinyl will release SCIENCE AGREES, the debut album by D.A.R.K. D.A.R.K. is an unlikely collaboration between Dolores O’Riordan, Andy Rourkeand Olé Koretsky. Dolores, known famously as the singer of The Cranberries, has sold over 40 million albums and also worked with the likes of Angelo […]


David Bean   Propelled by Chris Carrabba’s intimate and emotionally raw lyrics, sweeping acoustics, and his charismatic presence, Dashboard Confessional stands as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s.  Critically acclaimed and embraced by a legion of fans, Dashboard’s brand of alternative rock swept through a generation who embraced […]

Dashboard Confessional

electricsixwide     Eternal life can seem like an eternity. Ask any vampire. The continuous march of sun ups, sun downs, transformations of form, seductions, cape fittings and exsanguinations… eventually it all just becomes an endless, tired routine. It all seems so exciting and so sexy to those of us […]

Electric Six

980x300_EnglishBeat_credit_Bryan_Kremkau   Words by Louis Kahn please do not reprint without permission ( ©2015 The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band’s unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young […]

English Beat

Tom Martin   The adventure begins. And what joy in the upheaval. Rou Reynolds, September 2014: “We’ve been lumped in with a lot of bands in the past who do the same thing over and over again. Our fidgetiness is stronger than anything. We steer so clear of that. We actually […]

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    What would an Ornithologist say about The Falcon? Well, they would be filed under the “Punk Supergroup” classification for starters. Territory: first spotted in the Midwest, although they’ve since propagated throughout the Americas, as all the members now nest in different time zones. They’d be known as an […]

The Falcon

The Gift of Gab is most well known as MC, and one-half, of the rap duo Blackalicious. Along with producer/DJ Chief Xcel, the two have sold over half a million records worldwide, toured extensively across the globe and have had their music licensed by some of the most well-known brands […]

Gift of Gab

Gang of Four   UK’s legendary post-punk GANG OF FOUR will release a new album, What Happens Next, on February 24, 2015 on Metropolis Records in the USA and Canada, and Membran in Europe. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed album Content, What Happens Next features collaborations with Alison Mosshart from The […]

Gang of Four

  THE GODFATHERS Peter Coyne – Lead Vocals Steve Crittall – Guitar & Vocals Mauro Venegas – Guitar & Vocals Tim James – Drums & Vocals Darren Birch – Bass & Vocals Legendary British rock & roll group The Godfathers kick-start 2017 with one almighty bang via a career best, new studio album […]

The Godfathers

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Life has a habit of coming full circle. What shapes our formative years will often ripple through our lives, informing future decisions and making us into the people we are as years and decades pass. And so it was with the musical birth, and continued evolution, of one of the […]


jan   Northern Irish singer-songwriter Janet Devlin grew up outside the village of Gortin in County Tyrone, the only girl and youngest of four in her family. She thrived on a diet of watching Kerrang! TV and taking regular bus rides to local record stores in nearby Omagh. Fuelled by a […]

Janet Devlin

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     “The concept of this EP is essentially personal growth and strength. Like everyone, I have been through tough times and have always been resilient and rose back up,” says alt-rocker JULIET SIMMS about her new EP FROM THE GRAVE which will be independently released on July 15, 2016. “In many ways, […]

Juliet Simms

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Sweden has a long tradition of electronic sounds, from the first experimental concerts of ”data machine music”, arranged by the arts organization Fylkingen in the early 1950’s to the super-commercial EDM of the 2010’s. Very few artists have been able to combine an adventurous sonic approach and a pop sensibility […]


dennys ilic Photography   Renowned locally and internationally in the fields of Music and Performance, Kristian Nairn is a prolific homegrown talent. As a musician, Nairn has tread the boards with such acts as Scissor Sisters, Mylo, Calvin Harris and Alphabeat; as well as being part of bands such as AJ Suzuki and Dublin’s very own Daddy’s Little Princess. As a DJ […]

Kristian Nairn

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For Layne (“LP”) Putnam, music has always been an autobiographical journey, one influenced as much by her personal experiences as outside forces. From the growing pains of her days as a budding musician deep in search of her truest identity and message to her blossomed sound of today, LAYNE represents […]


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Redefining what it means to be a brass band, Lucky Chops stormed onto the scene in 2015 with the help of millions of viewers around the globe. Together this group of six talented individuals has created a unique sound and energy which has resonated worldwide with viral success, launching a career that […]

Lucky Chops

marie Marie Miller is a Curb records artist triple threat: singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia, the third of ten children, Miller began singing at the age of seven. At twelve she joined her family band, playing festivals and churches, with her sister […]

Marie Miller

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      “I was worried that some of the songs would be irrelevant by the time the record came out,” says Maxïmo Park frontman Paul Smith. “Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case.” As you’ve probably noticed, we have entered one of those unfortunate periods in history when […]

Maxïmo Park

Jack Dangers is the composer and sound sculptor behind Meat Beat Manifesto. His constantly evolving musical invention has generated a long string of futuristic classics, “God O.D.,” “Strap Down,” “Psyche Out,” “Helter Skelter,” “Radio Babylon,” “Edge of No Control” and “It’s The Music.” The single, “Prime Audio Soup,” from the Meat Beat […]

Meat Beat Manifesto

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MOVING UNITS Biography The club lights are low. The dance floor is a sweaty blur of shadows. You can feel the blood and adrenaline surging through the crowd. There’s a band on-stage and they are telepathically connected to the audience—making bodies bounce like it was a feat of mind control. […]

Moving Units

NINA-SOl-Square NINA is a German synth pop singer-songwriter based in London, UK. Born and raised in Berlin, she began singing at the age of six and she moved on to classical training during her teens. NINA cites Depeche Mode as one of her early musical influences and currently counts Kavinsky […]


Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes Playing gigs to sold-out venues full of adoring fans, road-dogging band OBB has built their fanbase one city at time.  Having spent years on the road, the experienced group bring their mix of indie pop, dance and thought provoking songs to anyone that will listen, including spur of the […]


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    Thin with prominent cheekbones, a baritone voice, and a penchant for gloomy poetics, Peter John Joseph Murphy (born 11 July 1957) is an English singer and musician. He was the vocalist of the rock group Bauhaus and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such […]

Peter Murphy

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In 1986 Raymond Watts awoke in West Berlin. It was a time of terror and turmoil, in a city so depraved and decadent that the East Germans had walled it in. Watts had cut his teeth on tape loops in London and Hamburg, but inspired by Berlin’s fetid air and […]


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    After a brief hiatus, RDGLDGRN (pronounced RED GOLD GREEN) is back and fresh off the release of their second EP in the US and debut LP in Europe, Red Gold Green 2. Mid last year, the band leaked their first indie single, “No Pixar,” to kick off the […]


Photo Credit: Braverijah Gregg “It’s the most ‘alive’ music I’ve ever made,” Bryce Avary says of Zoetic, the Rocket Summer’s sixth studio album. “I didn’t want to make a sappy record; I wanted to make a record that sounds like bombs going off, because that’s what my mind felt like. There’s a certain […]

The Rocket Summer

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Brighton-based singer Salt Ashes aka Veiga Sanchez, lover of UK electronic music, burst onto the dance music scene with her signature darks songs and melodies with a zeitgeist club sound, all of which was inspired by Giorgio Moroder’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres. In 2014 Radikal Records released […]

Salt Ashes

  Since their humble DIY beginnings in 1981, Osaka, Japan’s Shonen Knife have been building a faithful following of rock enthusiasts and alternative rock elite, their relentless journey securing the band’s place as one of the pioneer ambassadors of Japanese rock music and culture on the international stage. The rock […]

Shonen Knife

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  Spring, 2014, and Skye Edwards and Ross Godfrey are standing at the side of the main stage at an Australian Gold Coast music festival, coming down from their own set there a short while ago. “The headliners were playing a raw, gutsy set,” Ross recalls, “and we both thought, […]

Skye & Ross

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SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR Familia In January 2014, Sophie Ellis-Bextor – who’d scored six UK top 10 singles by that point – released Wanderlust, an album full of baroque chamber pop and experimental flirtations with folk. The sudden shift away from the disco and dance of old was seen as risky by […]

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The_Sounds_006 copy   It has been three long years since Swedish indie rockers THE SOUNDS have toured the US and it’s been ten full years since they released their iconic breakthrough album DYING TO SAY THIS TO YOU (2006).  Realizing that this has been far too long in both instances, The Sounds have announced that […]

The Sounds

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Whereas other artists may withdraw to quieter havens to get into their zones, it’s interesting that Stolar would further retreat to New York, a place far from tranquil and calm, to work on his upcoming releases. “Paralyzed,” out in February, is a song about pondering the escape from feeling irrevocably stuck […]


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    TIDAL WAVE (Hopeless Records) In case you don’t know us, here are some words from a long-time friend and journalist, Jonah Bayer, about our new album, Tidal Wave…   It’s difficult to believe that Tidal Wave is Taking Back Sunday’s seventh album. While most of their peers have […]

Taking Back Sunday

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    How many highly successful musical artists do you know that have thrived for 20 years without a radio hit, a big budget video, or major label backing? Moreover, have managed to do high-profile TV appearances, own and operate their own independent label since day one, sell several million […]

Thievery Corporation

TwinForks_07_2518   “I use my gut, and my gut don’t lie to me” is more than just a lyric in Twin Forks’ exuberant “Something We Just Know,” it is a kind of mission statement for the quartet. If you’ve ever been to a musical performance that made you lose all […]

Twin Forks

Photo credit: Joe Brady     “When saying farewell, it is hard to know where to start, especially when there are so many reasons not to say it, but the time has come to share this news,” said YELLOWCARD in a unified statement. “After countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it […]