Kara Connolly Celebrates the Sweet 16 of The All-American Rejects Emo Hit “Swing, Swing” with a Pop Ballad Version

The legendary song came out 16 years ago and to celebrate the existence of one of the most incredible songs ever, Kara Connolly has released a new version. Continue reading Kara Connolly Celebrates the Sweet 16 of The All-American Rejects Emo Hit “Swing, Swing” with a Pop Ballad Version

Bony Macaroni’s New Track Brings a Zany, Sarcastic Tone to the Self-Loathing of Emo Pop

Bony Macaroni’s ‘Piece of Shit’ is a sweet, anthemic pop punk with a pounding, raucous approach. These guys say they “are making self-loathing cool again. At least, they hope so. Because, after previous failed attempts at life in general, these dudes want to give a fuck again.” Continue reading Bony Macaroni’s New Track Brings a Zany, Sarcastic Tone to the Self-Loathing of Emo Pop

‘Conflict Resolution’ by Bloody English Is Straightforward, Anxious London Punk

The group is “primarily a family affair with brothers Peter and Andrew Gomez joining their cousin, Chris Reynolds and his friend Sean O’Hanlon to form a covers band for a friend’s memorial gig,” they say. “When Laurence Burden was recruited as vocalist they began writing original material.” They describe their sound as “like the dismantling of the war machine in front of a crowd ready to smash the system. It’s an angry howl, an impassioned plea to dance, shout and feel,” which they compare to Nirvana, The Pixies and At The Drive-In. Continue reading ‘Conflict Resolution’ by Bloody English Is Straightforward, Anxious London Punk

‘FU/FA’ by Daniels Street Is Jangly, Eclectic Pop Punk with Sad Lyrical Themes

‘FU/FA’ by Daniels Street is jangly, eclectic pop punk with a melancholy sensibility. They describe the tune as, “about a relationship gone bad and drug abuse, making use of both electric and acoustic guitars. It approaches heavy subject matter with a light attitude,” Continue reading ‘FU/FA’ by Daniels Street Is Jangly, Eclectic Pop Punk with Sad Lyrical Themes

Caelo’s ‘All You Need’ Is Clean, Expansive South African Pop Punk

Caelo’s ‘All You Need’ is clean, expansive punk rock out of South Africa with a straightforward pop sensibility. The duo says the “track showcases fuzzed-up riffs, grunge-pop hooks and gritty textures, transitioning in between nuances of tone and drive to deliver a melody that’s simultaneously easy on the ear and unrefined.” They say, “alternative rock is where we aim to innovate, and ultimately reinvigorate the … Continue reading Caelo’s ‘All You Need’ Is Clean, Expansive South African Pop Punk

BLXPLTN’s ‘No English’ Is Eclectic Punk with Industrial and Hard Rock Leanings

BLXPLTN’s ‘No English’ is a strong, fuzzy middle ground between bluesy hard rock and vibrant, industrial punk. “Of all the punk rock bands who’ve turned their derision against the current authorities,” the group says, “none are more ferocious – or unsparing in their contempt – than BLXPLTN.” These guys fuse “examinations of race, class, gender, and sexuality with incendiary music that kicks hard at conventions … Continue reading BLXPLTN’s ‘No English’ Is Eclectic Punk with Industrial and Hard Rock Leanings

Eve Minor’s New Single “God Complex” Is a Noisy Rock Hit

Eve Minor has gifted us with another strong rock song called “God Complex.” The lyrics of the song seem to be calling out someone that doesn’t have much regard for humanity and maybe has a bit of a Messiah Complex. The track features heavy drumming, fuzzy and distorted guitars, and an anthemtic lead vocal. The song is well written and is definitely a true banger. … Continue reading Eve Minor’s New Single “God Complex” Is a Noisy Rock Hit