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Frontside on their new EP Closer to Closure, record collections, and plans for the future

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 […]

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Celeste – Not Your Muse

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.

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Paul McCartney – McCartney III

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 […]

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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.

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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.