Category: International

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

“I hope it will do well, honestly I have some high expectations after Soundwave, but this is gonna be great and were gonna try to party every day with everyone on stage and a lot of craziness, a lot of crazy stuff.” From release: French pop-punkers Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! will be returning to our shores for their first headline tour of […]

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Pop Evil

Pop Evil

“…we wanted to look at the positive things rather than always complaining about where rock is, and oh people don’t listen to rock like they used to and the negativity that’s surrounding us at this point. So we thought why don’t we be a band that’s more positive and see if we can’t get some more positive things to come […]

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The Bohicas

The Bohicas

“All we’re doing is making an album honestly of what we’re capable of at the time, it’s not as if we have a message to tell anybody or we have this ethos or anything, it’s just the music, it’s the songs because there was a lot of writing and these songs were the ones that came most naturally to us…” […]

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John ‘JD’ Cronise of The Sword

John ‘JD’ Cronise of The Sword

“…we remember that we’re doing it for ourselves and not to put money in other people’s pockets or to please other people. If they were paying us a lot better we might do it for the machine, but at our level it’s strictly for the love of music.” From release: The Sword’s impact continues to expand. 2012’s Apocryphon debuted at […]

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Peace

Peace

“…some of the songs on the record are sad and some are happy, but in our world even at our saddest we should be happy in comparison to some of the stuff that’s going on in the rest of the world, with what’s going on in the news and I don’t know, some of our worst problems are not problems […]

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Catfish and The Bottlemen

Catfish and The Bottlemen

“…they’ve been calling us ‘Oasis but with better manners’ out there, that’s what we get branded as and I don’t mind at all, they say ‘you’re like Oasis but you guys are polite, man’ and we say ‘thank you very much’…” From Bio: British indie rock outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen formed in Llandudno, Wales, with members moving to the […]

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Hundredth

Hundredth

“…I think over the years we’ve just gotten better all-around in musical abilities and just as people and our viewpoints and the way that we see the world and things like that and I think we’re finally ready to usher in a new album and kind of shed light on what’s been going on the last couple of years…” From […]

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The Kin

The Kin

“I think the live shows and the energy of the crowd and everything has sort of driven the direction of the songs, things have sort of got a different heartbeat to it and yeah I think that the way the live shows has been going has directing our song writing a bit.” From Release: The Kin have established themselves as […]

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Jamie T

Jamie T

“I think I’ve grown up probably quite a lot in the interim period, I think that’s kind of made my music a bit more inward… the early stuff was more kind of outwardly looking at things and stuff, whereas this record was probably a bit more inward.” From release:  “Jamie T is releasing his third and much-anticipated new album Carry On The […]

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Blues Pills

Blues Pills

“I just want to keep playing music and keep having a good vibe in the band and that we’re still in ten years from now or twenty years from now that we still love playing with each other and writing songs and there’s fire…” From Bio: It’s been a long, hard and winding road for mankind, but in December 2011 […]

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Spanish Gold

Spanish Gold

“…that’s the whole reason we’re doing this to play ‘em, all the bullshit of loading and unloading *laughs* and waiting around in cramped spaces for long periods of time, that’s what you put up with to get to go play the music, so yeah, that’s the cherry on top.” Spanish Gold features Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, Dante Schwebel […]

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ANTI-MORTEM

ANTI-MORTEM

“There’s a lot of shitty music out there and “New Southern” has a lot of work behind it. We have spent our whole career up until this point writing it and getting it captured on CD. If you’re a fan of blues/rock/metal you should check us out because it’s a perfect blend. “ From Bio: What the American hard rock and […]

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USA! USA! USA!

USA! USA! USA!

“We are beyond trying to write great songs for ourselves. We feel sometimes when you gift something unselfishly to someone else, there is magic attached to it. If you can make one person happy it’s infectious.” Bio: Girls and rock n roll go together like sugar and cream. USA!X3 is a living, breathing celebration of girls. USA!X3 started when Ken […]

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The Kin

The Kin

“…we’ve got this fantasy to be the first band to play the Moon… or the space station. We think Muse is onto it and obviously they’re quite a distance ahead *laughs*, so somehow we need to derail their plan and get enough relevance and funding to get there first. *laughs*” From Bio: One night a little over a year ago, […]

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Your Favorite Enemies

Your Favorite Enemies

Bio: Your Favorite Enemies’ distinctive blend of dirty and polished type of sonic textures, along with their introspective poetry and symbolist type of lyrical approach gathered fanatics from all different musical backgrounds into a defining communion of high level noise, post-punk, psych, shoegaze and prog rock. Well known for their old school DIY dedicated ethos, for being fierce human rights […]

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Ashes of Ares

Ashes of Ares

From Bio: Ashes of Ares is a band which represents the culmination of experiences, trials and tribulations of founding members Matt Barlow, Van Williams and Freddie Vidales. Within months of their departures from the iconic metal bands ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE, the trio came together with a renewed drive to create a sound which is a true collaboration of their […]

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DESAPARECIDOS

DESAPARECIDOS

“I’d say its loud social commentary, I’ve heard a lot of people say anthemic when they describe it, but I don’t know, I think it just sounds like loud, angry, catchy commentary.” From Bio: Desaparecidos is a rock band featuring Conor Oberst (vocals,guitar) Landon Hedges (bass guitar, vocals), Matt Baum (drums), Denver Dalley – (guitar) and Ian McElroy (keyboards). The […]

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Peace

Peace

From tour release: One of the UK’s most exciting new bands, rock quartet Peace, is gearing up to tour Australia for the first time, playing east coast shows throughout September. Being nominated as BBC’s Artist of 2013 and NME’s Best New Band is just a start for these four young upstarts from Birmingham. Peace released their debut album ‘In Love’ […]

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This Century

This Century

From Bio: THIS CENTURY formed in 2007, and has quickly become one of the more exciting pop/rock bands to enter the scene. Their unique combination of anthem pop and a die-hard grassroots fan base has led them to extensive tour dates with the likes of Good Charlotte, The Maine, The Ready Set, Breathe Carolina, Hey Monday and many others. The […]

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Death Dealer

Death Dealer

“Well… it’s not exactly power metal, it’s not exactly thrash metal, I’ve been in the business too long and I hate putting a description on it, but I would say it’s Heavy Metal, it’s just Heavy Metal. It’s got bits of everything in it, brutal, thrash, power, it’s just the only thing I can say it’s just righteous Heavy Metal. […]

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the BellRays

the BellRays

From Tour press release: Blues is the teacher. Punk is the preacher. With a band like the BellRays it’s all about emotion and energy, experience and raw talent, spirit and intellect. Exciting things happen when these things collide. And Australian audiences are about to witness all the above things when the BellRays return this June for a 5-date tour. Bob […]

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Trucker Diablo

Trucker Diablo

“There’s no real gimmicks with us and we just try and stay true to ourselves and I think that’s part of the reason they follow us, partly because of the music, but partly us as people because we take the time to talk to people, we drink beer with the fans, there’s no real difference it’s almost like a blue […]

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Monster Truck

Monster Truck

From official bio: The term Rock n’ Roll gets thrown around pretty haphazardly. One can go as far as stating it’s been bastardized to the point of being unrecognizable, ironically shouted on stages worldwide, and classified dead or MIA by the very musicians that once upheld its standard. Enter Monster Truck. There’s something comforting about a band name that delivers […]

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Amy Macdonald

Amy Macdonald

“I mean I don’t think I kind of fit into one particular genre, I think I encompass many different sounds, ultimately it’s probably pop songs, but a lot of people say that I’m quite folky, in that I write all the songs myself, there’s always stories behind every song and I have so many different sounds going on that there’s […]

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Summers

Summers

I first introduced you to these kick ass melodic rockers back in September last year 2012 and warned you then that their debut album 364 was on the way, well that time is now, 364 has now been unveiled to the world and it’s sure been tickling my fancy since my ears got a hold of it a few weeks […]

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Deap Vally

Deap Vally

“How much can we push ourselves and shock ourselves and be loud and we just want to make really earthy music, music that makes our bodies move and makes other people’s bodies move that’s like kind of rock and roll, it’s hedonistic, it’s a hedonistic genre, it’s music that people want to drink to, fuck to and dance to and […]

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Straight To Video

Straight To Video

  “Never, EVER forget what made you who you are!”, such wise, wise words, that could relate to almost any aspect of ones life.  But for our favourite bass player around here, Rob ‘Laney 74’, those wise, wise words are the very reason why you are now reading about Straight To Video, the new EP release which sees Laney tackle […]

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FIDLAR

FIDLAR

“I think our lives shows are really based on that we just play really hard, it’s a lot of energy. Every show is 100% of us and I don’t know how it comes off actually.” From Bio: When they started in 2009, seeing FIDLAR meant showing up to a house party and eventually having this exchange with one of them. […]

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degreed

degreed

From bio: “degreed is a Stockholm based Melodic Hardrock band formed in the beginning of 2005. After many years of touring, gaining credabillity and fans the band released their critically acclaimed debut album ”life,love,loss” in the fall of 2010 through Melodic Rock Records (Europe/USA), Spinning INC (Japan) and Rambo/Sony Music Entertainment (Sweden). Now the band has once again teamed up […]

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Continents

Continents

From Bio:  For years, the United Kingdom has provided the hardcore scene with quality acts including BRING ME THE HORIZON, GALLOWS, ARCHITECTS, and ASKING ALEXANDRIA to name a few. Following suit, five friends from South Wales formed a metal band, unaware of how quickly their talent would be discovered. It did not take long for their ruthless, cutthroat style to […]

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