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

‘Waves’ by Coattails Is Layered, Compelling Alternative with a Classic Rock Sensibility

‘Waves’ by Coattails is whirring, cinematic alt rock with a classically pensive sensibility. This band believes “in the journey, they believe in their art, they believe it will bring fulfillment and through their belief, they hope to affect those who will listen.” Continue reading ‘Waves’ by Coattails Is Layered, Compelling Alternative with a Classic Rock Sensibility

‘Out of My Head’ by Ponte Pilas Is Old School Hard Rock Out of Berlin

‘Out of My Head’ by Ponte Pilas is four-on-the-floor old school hard rock with a garage-influenced sensibility. The band describes this tune as, “a tribute to the powerful sensation of altered states of mind in a turbulent three-minute-forty-second journey.” Continue reading ‘Out of My Head’ by Ponte Pilas Is Old School Hard Rock Out of Berlin

Snog the Dog’s ‘Allergic Reaction’ Is Thick, Greasy Blues Rock with a Clean Tone

Snog the Dog’s ‘Allergic Reaction’ is thick, greasy blues rock with a clean, modern approach. These guys describe themselves as, “smashed into existence, ripped apart and glued back together with booze and a voracious appetite to bleed your ear holes.” They deem themselves, “so reckless… that they even had to hire a band nurse. Every song [sounds] like it was forged in a distant universe,” … Continue reading Snog the Dog’s ‘Allergic Reaction’ Is Thick, Greasy Blues Rock with a Clean Tone