London – Arc Iris, the new band formed by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams after her departure from The Low Anthem, presents an escapist vision in a world heading, however reluctantly, towards serial uniformity. Currently operating as a trio, complete with keyboardist Zachary Tenorio-Miller and percussionist Ray Belli joining Adams, the Providence, Rhode Island band straddles musical genres with
Chicago – Australian band Sticky Fingers has been touring in support of its latest album Westway (The Glitter & the Slums). The five-piece, comprised of Dylan Frost (lead vocals, guitar), Paddy Cornwall (bass), Seamus Coyle (lead guitar), Beaker Best (drums), and Freddy Crabs (keys, synths), just finished up a North American tour and will soon be setting off on an Australian tour.
Chicago - The men of All Them Witches – Charles Michael Parks, Jr. (vocals, bass), Ben McLeod (guitar), Allan Van Cleave (keys), and Robby Staebler (drums) – moved to Nashville for the purpose of making music with people who loved music as much as them. The guys were raised throughout the South and Midwest (Charles Michael
Chicago – Have you ever encountered someone and instantly knew they were something special? That’s precisely what happened when Sima Cunningham heard Macie Stewart sing at a high school play. Cunningham immediately told her brother Liam, who was at the time forming a band, that he needed to make music with Stewart. And he did.
London – There were many raised eyebrows in the summer of ’14 when founding lead guitarist Billy Bibby parted company with Catfish & The Bottlemen just as seven years of serious dues-paying were about to culminate in the release of subsequent hit album, The Balcony. Bibby seemed uncertain of his immediate plans beyond some song
London – Edinburgh-based folk-blues band King Eider uses traditional musicianship to craft a comparatively modern acoustic sound, combining fine four-part harmonies, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and violin. Able to switch from soft to loud, welding haunting passages to a driving upbeat vibe, the inventive five-piece has drawn comparisons with the likes of Mumford & Sons and Arcade
Chicago - Jonathan Avram “Yoni” Wolf of WHY? and David Cohn, better known as Serengeti or Kenny Dennis, have formed the wickedly clever duo Yoni & Geti. This isn’t the first time the Midwest underground alternative hip hop stars have worked together. Five years ago the two worked on Serengeti’s experimental rap album Family & Friends. Though, that collaboration also
Chicago – This summer is sure to be a sweet confection for Chef’Special. The Netherlands-based five-piece band – comprised of singer Joshua Nolet, guitarist Guido Joseph, bassist Jan Derks, keyboardist Wouter “Dub” Heeren, and drummer Wouter Jerry Prudon – is embarking on a North American tour this summer, in support of Twenty One Pilots. The EMØTIØNAL
London – Bristol three-piece IDestroy has been on the attack since the February release of debut EP, Vanity Loves Me. Regularly packing them in both at hometown venues and further afield, the young trio of singer-guitarist Bec Jevons, Becky Baldwin on bass, and backing vocals and drummer Jenn Haneef trades in short, infectious tunes with a cutting edge.
Chicago – This summer, 80s inspired Cali electro-pop band The Heirs will be playing the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. Last year The Heirs released the debut four-track EP Ecliptic (Capitol Records), which features the single “Alright Goodnight.” The L.A. based band was formed by Florida natives, lead vocalists, and siblings Brandon and Savannah Hudson. The teenagers