Grand Rezerva: “Nowhere Bound” pumps adrenaline into the unsuspecting listener

The talented Swedish band Grand Rezerva – comprised of Michael C. Svensson – Vocals, Andreas Lundberg – Guitar, Mattias “Tiz” Nilsson – Guitar, Thomas Helgesson – Drums and Zoak – Bass – succinctly deliver bare-knuckled, catchy hard rock that’s captured with crystal clear production. The band wastes little time in making its intentions clear on the latest single, “Nowhere Bound”. Grand Rezerva’s simmering movement around the verses facilitates a sense of building momentum through the bridge that reaches a point of release at the chorus. The band has creatively shoehorned itself into 2019’s contemporary active rock radio ballgame, with a classic

J Tizzle: “The Chill Zone Vol 3” – The taste is smooth and distinguishable!

As living things, we need a steady supply of certain ingredients to survive. In music, the formula is undeniably similar. A song requires both rhythm and pitch. For the musically hungrier amongst us, these ingredients are not enough. We need to add extras, such as mood, atmosphere, emotion and groove. Unfortunately, even with the proper ingredients and extras the results are not always as expected. Stagnancy spreads within the craftsman, as well as a lack of skill or emotion. Luckily one, by the name of J Tizzle (Jeffery Townsend Sr.), avoids these annoying traits. Within his songbook exists all of

Heavy AmericA: “Motor Honey (Peace)” – It’s rock. Pure and simple.

A couple of years ago, the bands to emulate in modern rock were those that flooded the radios with wickedly catchy upbeat power pop tunes. Then came the neo-metal-driven climate, where even the tame end of the spectrum became heavier. On their new single, “Motor Honey (Peace)”, Boston based three piece rock group Heavy AmericA, proves themselves among the best in the alternative rock genre with a track loaded with hooks for mainstream appeal, but with an energy and drive that keeps them from sounding like mere imitators. The new release which has all the potential to climb the rock

Scotty Seed: One of the more original and thoroughly enjoyable alternative listens of the year!

Proud of his Italian heritage and his role in the LGTBQ community as a queer artist, Scotty Seed is a musician based in the East Village of New York City. Obsessed with art, including fashion and music, Scotty, originally a Jersey boy, started taking songwriting and production seriously in his twenties. Influenced by elements of industrial, pop, grunge, PC music, electronic, and screamo music, he counts artists like Crystal Castles, Marilyn Manson, Hole, David Bowie, Madonna, and Depeche Mode among his inspirations. Fighting an ongoing battle with bipolar disorder, making music provides him with an escape from his mental health

Suburbs: “Sound of the Sea” – a rewarding new project

Suburbs is an indie rock band from Scheveningen, Netherland launched in 1995. The band that has its roots in the eighties and nineties achieved national exposure when they won the national contest “De Grote Prijs van Nederland” (The Grand Prize of the Netherlands), the largest and longest-running music competition in the country.  As of the summer of 2013 Suburbs has started a new chapter. Lead singer Arie Spaans and 2 early band members set to work to bring their old sound back. The following year they started dropping singles and video clips leasing to their mini EP “Masters” in 2016.

Martone: “Erogenous Zone” keeps the adrenaline and emotions flowing!

It was 5 years ago that pop superstar, Sam Smith, stepped up to the plate and showed the world that love songs don’t have to be heteronormative to be beloved. Smith came out publicly, stating that he wanted to be clear on what his album was about. “It’s about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know.” He was also completely aware of how important his success is to the public narrative. Hearing your humanity represented and validated by pop culture is important, and many LGBT supporting musicians have since been stepping up to share their experiences. The

Red Tan: “Don’t You Dare!” – Vocally anchored and soulful!

Red Tan is a young widow and single mom. Living in an unfamiliar environment while suffering depression and anxiety has been a challenge that she was able to put into music on her single “Don’t You Dare!” It’s an inspirational anthem meant to help others overcome their struggles and difficulties, and achieve their goals. In the meantime it has been a healing medicine for the singer-songwriter herself, helping her to become a stronger and better person. Red Tan’s ability to create deep thoughtful music, her timeless voice, and her capacity to be so introspective, makes her extremely relatable to any

Albert J: “Grow” embraces both aural diversity and true inspiration

Albert J (formerly known as f.o.c.u.s.) is an American hip-hop recording artist residing in Tampa Florida. Moving through Maryland, DC, Virginia, NC, California and now Florida, Albert J got to experience a lot of diverse music and inspirations. From bands ranging from Sigur Ros and Coldplay to Linkin Park and Incubus, as well as many Hip-Hop influences from DMX, Kid Cudi, Mos Def and Busta Rhymes, Albert J grew up with a wide palette of sound. His 3 mixtapes “Youth Religion” (Dec 2013) “Remember” (March 2014) and “YR2” (April 2015), garnered serious attention in the Hip-hop scene, finally leading up

Knarly Jones: “Redemption” takes us on an epic journey

“Redemption”, is Detroit-based EDM producer, Knarly Jones’ second drop in a series of four releases this summer, preceded by “Atonement” which was released in June. After spending time away from music to study mathematics and physics, Knarly returns to the electronic music scene with a refined cinematic style and a slew of new releases. “Redemption” combines cinematic scoring elements with classic electro-house feel and heavy drops to create a unique sound for 2019. Knarly goes into his bag of tricks and creates an enlightening, varied soundscape that unleashes bass all over your face. With all of this to dive into, it’s

Maxime: “The Honest Me Pt.1” – a unique piece of work!

Maxime Boublil was born in Paris, France, into a musical theater family. His father Alain, wrote the musical adaptation of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, his mother was the first Cosette in Les Miserables in France. As a child Maxime played the cello and then went on to study photography Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, but he discovered what he really wanted to do, when he picked a guitar in a friend’s dorm room. After studying Music in Visual Media, Maxime went on to pursue a career as an engineer at Furstock Studios with three-time aria award-winning engineer

Roseburg: “Premonition” – effortlessly dynamic!

Roseburg is comprised of Zach Knell, Samuel Sheppard, Keith Lambson, and Soren Buchert. The group who met and began writing their first album in Roseburg, Oregon, are from different parts of the country, but they currently reside in Zach’s hometown of Provo, Utah. They left Roseburg together in early 2018 to move to Provo and begin working with producer Scott Wiley and Grammy nominated producer, Nate Pyfer. Roseburg has found a mentor in Kellin Quinn, lead singer of Sleeping with Sirens, after Quinn found the band online and connected with the fact that they started near his own home town of Medford, Oregon. Alt-Pop and Indie-Rock clashes brilliantly on the band’s latest single, “Premonition”.

These four young lads have got the fast pace and energetic drive most dance-punk bands wish they could muster, and melodies so sticky that make pop craftsman stand in awe. They add an exemplary set of jangling guitar riffs, rolling basslines and banging drums that sit comfortably underneath the mellifluous flow of the hooky vocals. The finished product packs enough punch to spread like wildfire among the young indie-rock and the cross-over pop fans. It’s an excellent party-starter or anthem to the night out.

Roseburg follow the indie trend of matching a danceable rock beat, a punky straight-forwardness, and shimmering guitar motifs with sharp, smart wisdom in the lyrics. The track has got so many glistening hooks it’s impossible for it to not get stuck in your head.

The melody is clear and sharp, the rhythm effortlessly dynamic, and every little croon rings as nothing but charming. Flows of melody float through an obscenely catchy chorus that eventually falls into a vocal shout interchange that is as fun as it is endearing. It shows a maturity in their songwriting which is especially impressive.

With Roseburg, what you see is what you get, and what we get with “Premonition”, is a tonic of adrenaline-filled enthusiasm that may even inject a spring into the step of the hard-boiled naysayer.

Roseburg have proven here that they jolly well know how to sway a crowd with an infective indie-rock gem and seemingly little sweat. That is certainly something deserving of the kind of swagger and confidence the group have displayed in all their songs. They bring an original sound that really gets you moving.

The song gives you a real sense of how energetic their performance would be. The band knows how exactly to make their sound work, but they also know not to go overboard so as to not overwhelm the listener. “Premonition” is a record full of character and energy that very clearly puts forward the band’s vision and successfully conveys it to the listener.

The have the kind of sound that you can imagine blasting through outdoor stadiums, shamelessly clean and catchy, with the kind of mass appeal that gives them the potential to be an enormous success. I could be proven wrong but they’ve set some very high expectations here.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEINSTAGRAMFACEBOOKSHOPIFYSOUNDCLOUD

About The Author

Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.