Posts tagged Spotify
FEST Feature Friday: Machinist!

This Friday, we’re happy to introduce you to Machinist!, a metal band from Valdosta, GA. They’re part of this year’s incredible lineup for FEST 18. If you’re unfamiliar with FEST, just know that it’s a weekend long music festival that takes place in Gainesville, FL that’s heavy on punk, rock, and everything alternative.

I chatted with Jeff, the vocalist for Machinist!, about touring the west coast, favorite FEST venues, and tips for attending a music festival solo. Continue reading to learn more!

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Feature Friday: Bucky Covington

If you’re a fan of the show American Idol and have been watching since the start, there’s a pretty good chance you’re familiar with the name Bucky Covington. This young country music artist caught the attention of millions on the show back in 2006, and has continued to make a name for himself ever since. Major releases such as “A Different World” and “I’ll Walk” shot Covington to the top of the charts. Recently, Covington had the opportunity to work on an upcoming movie, Brother’s Keeper.

Continue reading for this week’s Feature Friday interview where we talk about this amazing opportunity, how moving to Nashville has inspired Covington’s songwriting, his upcoming single, and more!

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Feature Friday: Luke Seymoup

It’s not uncommon for those who work in the music industry helping others achieve their goals to make some noise of their very own. Luke Seymoup, an Australian based artist, is doing just that. Luke has experience behind the scenes from working with the record label Whisk & Key, and is pursuing his own exciting endeavors.

Check out our interview with Luke where we cover everything from his next EP release, where he finds inspiration for his music, and his upcoming UK show. With much much new music coming out constantly, don’t sleep on Luke’s tunes - his creative personality allows him to create music that most, if not all, people can enjoy with his releases ranging from a ukulele EP, to a ska EP, and an assortment of mixed genre singles. If you live in London, check out Luke’s
first show overseas on June 30th!

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Feature Friday: Zach Vinson

Love songs - we all know them. Songs about falling in love, breaking up, getting back together, and the one that got away. But what about songs about staying in love? You don’t hear those too often. Indie pop artist Zach Vinson’s new album, And Yet, is a wonderful exploration of a long term relationship, mulling over the highs, the lows, and everything in between.

I recently spoke with Zach about his upcoming album release show at The High Watt in Nashville (snag tickets
here), the local music scene, writing from the heart, and more.

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Feature Friday: Daisy Maude

Arizona based solo artist Daisy Maude released her new single “Volcano” on March 22nd, and has another song, “Pretend,” coming out the end of April. Maude uses her unique surroundings and upbringing as inspiration for her music, taking the world around her and mixing it into her songs.

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Feature Friday: Sereena Shares How She Switched to Music Full Time

Nashville by way of Ohio artist Sereena shared with us how she made the transition from PR to doing music full time, how she unplugs from social media, local artists that inspire her, and more! Continue reading to check out our interview and to listen to her new single, “Vibes.”

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Feature Friday: Del Schueler

Songs are born from ideas and memories, be it a passing daydream, real life experience, or story passed down from generation to generation. In any case, having a solid foundation to base your writing off of is crucial. In Del Schueler’s case, storytelling is essentially second nature as she grew up in a musical family and has been writing since childhood.

We chatted with Del about her upcoming EP, the inspiration behind her new single, performing with Hunter Hayes, and more. Continue reading below to learn more about Del and to listen to “Kiss You At The Red Light”!

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Feature Friday: Marcin Bela -- Musician, Producer, and Educator

For some people, following their passion takes them on a clear, direct path. For others, they are a jack of all trades, lending their hand and knowledge to a plethora of fields. For Marcin Bela, it took him into the music world, while allowing him to create a space for both his personal creative endeavors as a musician and the opportunity to help others pursue their musical passions as a music educator and producer.

Continue reading below for our exclusive interview and to give his new single a spin!

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Feature Friday: As It Is

UK pop/punk group As It Is recently put out their third album, The Great Depression, and are currently on a tour supporting the album. The Great Depression follows three main characters through their journey with mental illness. While other bands have written a song or two about the topic, As It Is delves into each tiny crevice of mental illness and talks about it in a way that does not romanticize it, but rather brings light to a difficult subject.

We had the opportunity to interview lead vocalist Patty Walters and guitarist / vocalist Ben Langford-Biss before the show. Continue reading below to check out the interview where we talk about The Great Depression, touring the US, how the band has evolved over time, and more!

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SavageLuke // Feature Friday

Andrew Lange, AKA SavageLuke, is a Nashville based solo musician. His Outlaw Country mixed with Americana vibe combines modern themes with tried and true elements of classic artists like Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

Continue reading to listen to “My Friend” and to check out an interview with SavageLuke where we talk about live vs. studio recordings, go-to venues in Nashville, and more!

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Skyward Story // Feature Friday

If you attended one of the many dates for the last full country run of the Vans Warped Tour last summer, there’s a good chance you encountered local, and small bands in full-grind mode, trying to persuade people to watch their sets. One of these incredibly hard working bands is Skyward Story. The Baltimore based, pop/rock trio wowed attendees and left them wanting more. They certainly left their mark and gained new fans along the way.

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Misty Eyed // Feature Friday

The new EP, Eurydice, from the hard rock quartet Misty Eyed dropped today! We’re excited to share our thoughts on the tracks, along with an exclusive interview with the band in today’s Feature Friday.

Having recently shared the stage with big name artists like Lamb of God and more local acts like The Funeral Portrait, ATL based Misty Eyed are busy laying a solid groundwork on which to build their career.

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Rebel Kicks // Interview

Stepping down into the lower level of Bowery Electric, I was impressed with how many fans filled the space. People chatted in groups eager to hear the band, as t-shirts were handed out. This was the band’s first performance under their new name, Rebel Kicks.

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Sun Brother // Feature Friday

Sun Brother, the brainchild of singer/songwriter Billy Toulson, has been a solo project for the better part of a decade. Following Toulson’s recent move from Delaware to Music City, Sun Brother has found community in the close knit music scene that Nashville has to offer. This resulted in Toulson joining forces with bassist David Estes, keyboardist Bobby Steinfeld, drummer Andrew Rahm, and backing vocalist Grace Bates. Sun Brother falls loosely within the indie folk genre, with key tracks spanning beyond the grasp of genre’s confines and sitting comfortably in the outfield.

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Tigers and Monkeys // Feature Friday

Have you ever found yourself lost in a day dream about giving up your 9 to 5 in order to pursue your wildest, most exhilarating and fulfilling dreams? Of course you have. We all have. In the case of Tigers and Monkeys, vocalist Shonali Bhowmik did just that. After leaving law school to purse a music career, Shonali has been in the music world for over a decade and is the lead vocalist for the NYC based rock band Tigers and Monkeys.

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Ivey // Feature Friday

Ivey, a Nashville based pop punk group, recently released their debut album Take This To Heart, which includes the leading single “Through the Keyhole.” Ivey recorded the album at the famous Dark Horse Studio and released Take This To Heart earlier this month. The band’s members, Ivan Ayala, Lyle Wagner, and Christian Murre, pull their musical influences from late ‘90’s and early 2000’s pop punk bands and emo / alternative rock artists, which reflects in both their writing style and overall instrumental landscape on Take This To Heart.

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No/Hugs // Feature Friday

No/Hugs released a music video for their hard hitting single "Your Satisfaction Is Fake" on July 21, following the 2016 release of their first EP, In Between. This Boston based band consists of two core members, Narcissus A-Ngel on vocals and drummer Kat Dukeshire. Blending classic theater aspects with charismatic, powerhouse vocals and mature pop punk undertones with a dash of melodic riffs, No/Hugs recently performed at the Mansfield, MA Vans Warped tour and are gearing up for shows in September. 

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Letters To Part // Feature Friday

Letters To Part began in 2012 with the release of their first EP and found their full makeup in 2015 with the addition of their second drummer. Letters to Part are an alternative ambient band based out of Orlando, Florida with their hometown being Coral Springs, Florida. The band is made up of Y’shua Ortiz Escobedo, Dustyn Murphy, Hunter Gelsen, and Chris Ramos and they're signed to Wilhelm Records.

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L.I.F.T // Interview

West coast four piece L.I.F.T (Love In Future Times) have recently performed on the Vans Warped Tour, and are set to perform with Fall Out Boy this September. Fun fact: the group is signed to Pete Wentz's label, DCD2. We had the chance to chat with vocalist Austin Arthur and guitarist Reuben Pearl about their Warped Tour experience, the behind the scenes aspect of making it in the music world, and more!

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Grant Duncan // Feature Friday

Singer songwriter Grant Duncan has been playing music since his high school days, and has fronted the indie rock/experimental band Pavement Candy since 2005. In addition to Pavement Candy, Grant also releases music as a solo artist and records at his home studio in Inagi, Tokyo. 

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