DREAMERS Dishes on Living the Dream

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Berlin – DREAMERS is a new band that is clearly on the rise, with a touring schedule that would make even the most seasoned groups blush. With the recent release of the trio’s first full-length album, This Album Does Not Exist (Fairfax Records), the writing is on the wall and the guys are inviting everyone to read the fine print:

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Mother Feather Talks Pop Cock Rock and NYC

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Chicago – Recently, Best New Bands caught New York City pop cock rock band Mother Feather on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, where the five-piece – but particularly frontwomen  Ann Courtney  (lead vocals) and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Carena (keyboards, vocals) - blew us away with a phenomenal performance. BNB was not alone; Mother Feather has begun gaining the attention of plenty of music lovers

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Arc Iris’ Jocie Adams Orchestrates Her Dream Life

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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

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A Chat with Parks of All Them Witches

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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

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HOMME is at Home in Chicago

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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.

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Billy Bibby On Life After Catfish

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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

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King Eider Holds Court

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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

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Yoni & Geti Talks ‘Testarossa’

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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

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Meet Dutch Band Chef’Special

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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

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IDestroy’s Bec Jevons Talks Party Punk and Leather

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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.

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