National Steel Sounds Unique yet Classic at the Same Time

“All Leaves Fall Down” is a track that hooks listeners in from the start with its unique instrumentation. The song is brilliantly layered with exciting flutes, strings, and fitting bells from a Mellotron, a classic Hammond organ, and a harpsichord. National Steel is the project of Michael Hattem, who seems to draw inspiration from several different genres of music such as classic rock, folk music, … Continue reading National Steel Sounds Unique yet Classic at the Same Time

AWAZE Makes a Strong Debut with “Pour a Little Love, Love”

“The song tells about a girl reflecting on the indifference of life and how the great wheel keeps spinning no matter how messed up things are. The mid section riff was written on a really cheap and old acoustic guitar when being bored to death on a x-mas holiday.” – AWAZE AWAZE is the incredible Swedish band consisting of drummer Jonna Löfgren (Glasvegas, Hurula), bassist … Continue reading AWAZE Makes a Strong Debut with “Pour a Little Love, Love”

After Incredible Success Playing Guitar for Other Artists, Brad Sample has Embarked on his Solo Career

Brad Sample is a seasoned guitar player who has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people and has even taken the stage at the famous Grand Ole Opry. He has played guitar for several major label artists. While Brad Sample is a veteran to performing, he has just recently, on November 16th, started a career where he is the main attraction. His first … Continue reading After Incredible Success Playing Guitar for Other Artists, Brad Sample has Embarked on his Solo Career

Spooky Cigarette’s ‘In Due Time’ Is Fuzzy Retro Rock with a Distinctive Warble

Spooky Cigarette’s ‘In Due Time’  is warbly pensive rock music with a fuzzy retro sensibility. The band describes the track as, “about the exasperation, the wishing for a change all the while knowing that change takes time. Part punk and part sixties-nugget,” they say it “brings the classic and modern together to form an eclectic amalgamation of angular structures, squiggly pop melodies, and hand-clappin’ wop.” … Continue reading Spooky Cigarette’s ‘In Due Time’ Is Fuzzy Retro Rock with a Distinctive Warble

Joe Nolan Shows the Beauty of the Bay Area with “San Francisco Girl”

San Francisco is a small and charming city that is filled with alluring art, incredible scenery and beautiful gentle people. It is such a fascinating city that tons of songs have been written about the place. Singer-songwriter Joe Nolan takes the listener on a journey to San Francisco with his folk song “San Francisco Girl.” The song is made complete with picture-painting lyrical content and … Continue reading Joe Nolan Shows the Beauty of the Bay Area with “San Francisco Girl”

Keyhole Company’s ‘Cannibal’ Is Bouncy British Rock with a Creepy Edge

Keyhole Company’s ‘Cannibal’ is smooth, groovy hard rock with a creepy, caustic edge. “Solid, memorable guitar riffs, punchy choruses and technical proficiency are what this East London brood do best,” the band says. These guys describe themselves as, “catchy without being lame, and musically versed without making a big deal about it.” This  is a dynamic track, but at the same time there’s a solid … Continue reading Keyhole Company’s ‘Cannibal’ Is Bouncy British Rock with a Creepy Edge

MeMe Detroit’s ‘Churchside Inn’ Is Scuzzy, High-Spirited Hard Rock

MeMe Detroit’s ‘Churchside Inn’ is distorted, punky hard rock with a straightforward, fuzzy approach. “Oozing scuzzy hooks and MeMe’s gritty, impassioned vocals,” this artist describes this opening track from their new EP Life in the Now as, “an ode to her favorite pub, The Actress & Bishop in Birmingham.” This project “became the alias for singer/multi-instrumentalist Maria Rodriguez in 2014.” She sees “going solo as like a … Continue reading MeMe Detroit’s ‘Churchside Inn’ Is Scuzzy, High-Spirited Hard Rock

‘Awakening’ by Spiral Skies Is Soaring, Intense Dio-Oriented Hard Rock

‘Awakening’ by Spiral Skies is soaring, high-energy seventies-style hard rock. The band says they have “created a sound based on the late seventies music scene.” Featuring “the charismatic singer Frida, an original musical image and a unique visual performance, the band gained a lot of interest with their debut album Blues for A Dying Planet.” Continue reading ‘Awakening’ by Spiral Skies Is Soaring, Intense Dio-Oriented Hard Rock