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THE BRKN DEBUT EP ‘NO. 3’ OUT NOW VIA INGROOVES

FRONTMAN JACOB CADE’S ‘ACOUSTIC HANG WITH JACOB FROM THE BRKN’ WILL LIVE STREAM VIA THE BANDS INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK THROUGH THE END OF APRIL AT 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST THE BRKN recently released their debut EP No. 3 via Right Brain Music Group/Ingrooves. Their new video for their song “Broke” has garnered over 100 views in just two weeks. Since the band’s spring tours have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, frontman Jacob Cade will be live streaming acoustic sessions every Tuesday through April via the band’s Facebook and Instagram. Tune in at 6PM PST/7PM MST/9PM EST at https://instagram.com/thebrkn or https://facebook.com/thebrkn and #BeatTheVirusWithTheBRKN. “We’re

HOLLYWOOD HEARTACHE: “Sarah Says” – a phenomenal bang-on-your-steering-wheel beat!

Australian pop band HOLLYWOOD HEARTACHE who hail from Brisbane consist of vocalist AJ Hawkins, vocalist-guitarist Kevin Kojima, vocalist-bassist Will Parsons and drummer Josh Entwistle. Formed in late 2014, the band has arrived on the radar of the international music scene thanks to their strong social media presence and strong work ethic.

Hollywood-Heartache-sydneyLeading up to and following the release of their debut EP “Eager Hearts” and its lead single “Sarah Says”, the band completed 2 successful headlining tours across Australia. And then went on to support the American band ‘We The Kings’, as well as another Australian band ‘At Sunset’.

Not long after, they shot off on a national UK tour in support of Top40 band ‘Room 94’. All of this culminating in HOLLYWOOD HEARTACHE signing to US based Management Firm, Affiliated Music Group, LLC (AMG).

With their sights clearly set on the future the band has been in the studio recording tracks written by Andrew Goldstein (Demi Lovato, MKTO, Hot Chelle Rae, and Selena Gomez). In the meantime both the EP “Eager Hearts” and the single “Sarah Says” are still making waves.

Hollywood-Heartache-liveMy first spin through the EP was solely to listen to the single, but then I got caught up with the rest of the tracks as the band cranked out phenomenal bang-on-your-steering-wheel beats. The transition between the acoustic, softer beats like “Carly” to the harder, edgier ones like “High School Sweetheart” is absolutely seamless. However it’s no surprise “Sarah Says” was the single choice.

The entire song builds towards the powerful bridge and a scorchingly catchy chorus.  It recapitulates the infatuated magic you feel towards romance throughout your life. You believe that someone else has emotions, thoughts, and feelings for you, when they’re obviously faking it, but you’re not seeing it!

Hollywood-Heartache-groupThis band is truly wondrous in their energetic interpretation. You know that feeling inside when you’re witnessing something amazing, something so good that your body starts reacting as if it were truly happening to you? Well, HOLLYWOOD HEARTACHE triggers that physiological response on “Sarah Says”.

This song feels like an anthem in every sense. This is the song you rock out to with the windows down in your car on a warm summer night. The driving drum and bass rhythm powers the song along while the guitar riffs and vocals are simply captivating. The whole song washes over you and begs to be cranked all the way up.

HOLLYWOOD HEARTACHE wildly exceeds even the most optimistic expectations I had before listening to their music. This is power pop sprinkled with punk and emo influences and there’s something strikingly catchy and lovely about it. This music has that epic sounding feeling that pumps you up.

There is realness and grit to the lyrics, but without the contrived angst that permeates so much modern rock. Get a ticket to the show, before these guys blow up and you get left behind…which could be just about any day now!

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