Category: International

Once Around

Once Around

“You only get one life, one chance to beat the clock. Your time is almost up, but you need time to breath. Once Around is your oxygen mask for a clear path of the mind. Gain back the life they stole.” From Bio: When I die I’ll be remembered by the noise in my veins. Los Angeles, CA based band […]

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Brad Schecter

Brad Schecter

“What is most important for me is that it has to come from a place that’s real.  If it’s not authentic or contrived in some way, it shows.  Basic rule of thumb which has been said many a time before I am sure, “Bad for life, good for art.”  I have gotten pretty good at transforming pain into something worth […]

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Four Trips Ahead

Four Trips Ahead

“Four Trips Ahead has a unique sound where there are lots of different elements blended together within the context of hard rock. I can’t imagine that chemistry and our sound being developed in the same way anywhere but in NYC.  At the same time, the bar is raised and you know if you plan to hit the stage, you better […]

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KillSET

KillSET

“The most important ingredient is the vast array of musical influences each member of the band possesses and the openness to pretty much try anything musically to make the song better.  It allows us to not be boxed in by one certain style and to create music that is very unique and diverse.” From Bio: KillSET was created by taking a […]

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Simon Delaney of Don Broco

Simon Delaney of Don Broco

“…when we see some other bands we kind of take for granted that we all grew up together and we were kids just playing our songs and that’s kind of still what we are, we’re the same dudes we’re just lucky to be able to do it on a bigger scale now, and I think that’s the best thing for […]

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Neil Hilborn

Neil Hilborn

“…in my health I deal with it so much and what I’m dealing with on a day to day basis is my personal mental health so I think for me I think it’s always been so important to be as genuine and as honest as I possibly can about my mental health and hope that it inspires people to be […]

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James Veck-Gilodi of Deaf Havana

James Veck-Gilodi of Deaf Havana

“…we just try and make the music different, we try and change genre slightly per record, I always try and bring different instruments in and different genres of music. I guess you’ve just got to keep changing what you’re listening to and trying to get different influences.” From Release: Deaf Havana has a well-earned reputation as an impressive live act, […]

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The Dives

The Dives

“There’s so much out there now whether it’s trying to be profound or deep or witty to me the stuff that connects with me is the stuff that I believe no matter how simple it is it’s believable, so we just try and play and sing what we love you know and do our best to connect with people and […]

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Touché Amoré

Touché Amoré

“Even if you are a considerate person to begin with, being in such small spaces with the same people so many days a year really tests your ability to co-exist with others. Maintaining a healthy relationship is the most important thing.” From Release: Every artist destined for greatness have that one defining album and for Touché Amoré it’s ‘Stage Four’. Named both in recognition […]

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Brandon Saller of Hell or Highwater

Brandon Saller of Hell or Highwater

“I mean it’s a lot more musical freedom and we’re building something from the ground up and it’s a whole different group of friends and a different kind of vibe, it’s a whole new experience of building a band again from the jump and for me that’s the fun part it’s the chase…” From release: Hell or Highwater, featuring Atreyu […]

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Pekka Ansio Heino of Brother Firetribe

Pekka Ansio Heino of Brother Firetribe

“Brother Firetribe it’s all about positive vibes, it’s melodic rock music to the max, I mean what we’re always after is to put out a song that makes you do push ups *laughs*, makes you want to go running, I don’t know. It’s all about the hooks, the big sound and good vibes and if you put on a Brother […]

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Like a Storm

Like a Storm

“…I suppose one of the things about rock and roll is you can’t really plan out how it happens, you just sort of roll with the punches and you do your best and you’re grateful for the opportunities you have, so I think it’s all the more special to go home and play now having done the things we’ve been […]

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Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun (Video Interview)

Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun (Video Interview)

“We just really want everything to mean something and we want it all to connect and be fluid, so it’s kind of like the most fitting name for us and we wanted to be taken seriously, serious like a chess game. So yeah, something that’s concentrated and focused…” In Sydney, Australia on holidays while her partner Tomas of Meshuggah is […]

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Starset

Starset

“Then you have other people who expect you to go somewhere and go somewhere new but only in the way they expect you to do it, so it’s a catch 22 there’s no way to please everybody so I just threw all that away and did what I wanted to do.” From release: STARSET’s story is unique. The band’s founder […]

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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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