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
Chicago – Since forming in 2013, Philadelphia punk band Beach Slang has been riding a musical rollercoaster, speedily propelling towards success, with a few ups and downs along the way, but as frontman James Alex would say, “That’s the beauty of life, right?” The hardworking foursome – comprised of vocalist James Alex on guitar, Ed
Los Angeles - This past March, Minneapolis-based psych-country group Night Moves proudly returned, after nearly four years, with sophomore LP Pennied Days (Domino Recording Co.), which features the songs “Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry” and “Carl Sagan.” On this latest effort, principal members John Pelant (vocals, guitar) and Micky Alfano (bass) display a penchant for 70s and 80s rock.
Chicago – By now you’ve surely heard of Kongos, the alternative rock band, comprised of four South African brothers, responsible for radio hits like “Come with Me Now” and “I’m Only Joking.” The Kongos brothers took the world by storm with sophomore album Lunatic. The band of brothers – comprised of Dylan (bass/lap slide guitar/vocals),
Chicago – The English rockers of The Dunwells have been making music since 2009, but it was the band’s debut 2012 album Blind Sighted Faith, that first brought them to the attention to many within the music world. Blind Sighted Faith mixed acoustic and electric for a modern Americana feel and was recorded in 2011,
Chicago – U.K. trio The Virginmarys will soon be releasing sophomore album Divides. In preparation, the English punk rockers have been touring relentlessly, including supporting Shinedown on a North American tour and playing South By South West in Austin, Texas. The Virginmarys first formed in 2007, as a project between friends Ally Dickaty (vocals/guitar) and
Berlin – Their groove is good, measure for measure, and now with their debut EP Dreaming in Monochrome out on Glasstone Records, the members of Little Death Machine are helping with the survival of electro-punk rock. Last month, in anticipation of Dreaming in Monochrome being released, London band Little Death Machine – a Best New Bands Featured Artist - shared the single “Healthy,”
Chicago – L.A. duo Cardiknox is ready to unveil Portrait, the indie pop band’s debut album. The masterminds behind Cardiknox – Lonnie Angle and Thomas Dutton – have been hard at work, making their dreams come true, despite the occasional obstacles here and there. The two met in Seattle, became friends, and together moved to New
Chicago – Australian rockers The Rubens are set to release sophomore album Hoops this March, in the U.S. In 2012, the five-piece, comprised of the three Margin brothers, Zaac (guitar), Sam (vocals/guitar), and Elliott (keyboards), and long-time friends Scott Baldwin (drums) and William Zeglis (bass), earned critical acclaim with a chart-topping, self-titled debut album. The Rubens’ marvelous mix