Alternative pop upstart Tishmal (real name Rachel Brockbank) is here to give you brooding, intelligent pop and expand the depths of the electronica scene. Given to her as a young girl around the time she started to pursue music seriously, the name means hummingbird in Luiseno, the language of her Native American heritage.
Maxïmo Park had a lot to deal with in the run-up to the release of their seventh album, Nature Always Wins. Singer and lyricist Paul Smith, Tom English on drums, and Duncan Lloyd on guitar and keyboards made sure it was set to be an interesting one.
Inner struggles are sublimed into a communal affair in slowthai’s second LP, TYRON. As the gaze turns inwards, slowthai tells the story of the forgotten through his own.
Frontside is a North Carolina based band formed back in 2008. The band comprises Walter Stanley, the principal songwriter, guitar player, and vocalist; Josh Grady on Bass, and Alex Jolly on drums. The band say they came together with the common goal to create music that would not only be catchy for any listener but would also satiate their urge […]
44 Phantom on his new single ‘Sound Off’ and new EP die sometime, it’s good for u, being honest in one’s music, and the realities of small-town living
After quietly generating over two million streams independently and amassing a growing fanbase, listeners will get to meet Oklahoma born and Seattle raised 44phantom on the new EP die sometime, it’s good for u.
Formed by three talented musicians with years of touring and recording experience under their belts, Twin XL has quietly been rising to the top since they released their first single, ‘Good’, in 2019.
Cloe Wilder on her new EP Teenage Lullabies, growing up with social media and achieving success at a young age
Cloe Wilder, an indie-pop singer/songwriter from Clearwater, FL, is quickly establishing herself as someone to watch in the music industry with her catchy songs, personal lyrics, and insight into being a teenager in modern society.
Not Your Muse is the much-anticipated debut album by Celeste. Who is Celeste, I hear you ask; another pop star? In 2019, she won a BRIT award for Rising Star and BBC Music Introducing Artist of the year. Unfortunately, she was robbed of what could have been her year in 2020 by the pandemic, but never fear, her album is finally here.
American-Korean indie band Run River North has created a sound for themselves that feels incredibly on track with today’s popular alternative scene but is very strongly unique to the band.
Rene Mata of ReachNYC on new single ‘Back From The Dead’, depression, and his friendship with Chester Bennington
ReachNYC’s story is one of redemption. Coming to prominence in the early 2000s hard rock scene, the band has returned with a fittingly named new single ‘Back From The Dead’ featuring Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix, their first one in 17 years.
Jacob Kulick on his new single ‘Just Be Friends’, writing vulnerable songs, and growing through the hard times
Originally from West Penn, PA, Jacob Kulick started making music at 12, turning his tiny closet into his private studio and using music as a respite from bullying, anxiety, and loneliness.
Paul McCartney spent his lockdown this spring creating music that he liked. The Beatle set out to record a bunch of music at his home studio for the sake of making music as a hobby rather than as his job. That music has ended up becoming his eighteenth solo album McCartney III. Inspired by the global pandemic, McCartney wrote and recorded everything […]
Stitched Up Heart’s Mixi on her band’s new album, how rock can help out its front women, and diversity in the rock scene
Formed in 2010 by lead singer Alecia “Mixi” Demner, the LA-based rock band Stitched Up Heart is all about carrying the torch of modern rock forward. To do that, Mixi wants the rock scene to be more inclusive of its female frontwomen and to be given the credit they’re due for their hard work.
Adam Gontier on life after Three Days Grace, the pressure to be a savior, and his band Saint Asonia’s new album
In 2009, Adam Gontier’s voice and presence as the frontman of alternative rock band Three Days Grace was everywhere. Hits such as ‘Animal I Have Become’, ‘Just Like You’, and ‘I Hate Everything About You’ reverberated through the airwaves of every radio station.
Icon For Hire’s Ariel Bloomer on creativity, turning pain into art, and being true to herself in the music industry
Icon For Hire is a band whose path reflects its members’ independent streak — a duo consisting of vocalist Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump. Forming in 2007 and originally hailing from Decatur, IL, the band was signed to Tooth and Nail Records from 2009-2015, after which they ended the partnership citing creative differences.
Lacey Sturm on why she’s never written a love song, life after Flyleaf, and the “freedom” rock music brings her
After amicably departing from Flyleaf in 2012 to concentrate on her family, some may have forgotten about ex frontwoman Lacey Sturm, whose trademark screams, high notes, and astounding lyrical acumen made her a mainstay in the alternative subculture of the early aughts. Today, she continues to serve as a force to be reckoned with in alternative rock in 2020.