Spawned from a shared love of pizza and the theme music in Sylvester Stallone films, Ponytails came to fruition in March 2016. “Cherry Pie” is the first in a series of music video/EP releases, leading up to the release of their full-length record in the spring of 2019.
"We went into Ponytails trying to make something that was reflective of our personal relationship and what we wanted reflected in our music. With the “Cherry Pie” video, we took that same approach but exaggerated it to the tenth degree. We're best friends who live on the same block and work together, on top of the band. We genuinely all really like each other and want to keep making music together – we just want people to join the party so we can keep doing this for as long as we can!"
8/24 – Vancouver, BC – Single Release Show w/ Booty EP, Babe Corner @ Fox Cabaret
"No politically orientated album would be complete without a song that takes a dig at irresponsible and unscrupulous authority figures, especially authority figures who abuse their power. This song talks about how power is often concentrated in all the wrong places, and about how the truth will always out, no matter how hard you try to keep it hidden."
CANCHES is an international rock/indie/blues/pop trio: Daniel Butler (vocals, guitar and keys) from England, François Guindon (bass) from Canada (Quebec), and Erika Martinez (drums) from Spain. They formed in 2015 in Guatemala, where they were all working at the time. They began playing rock covers until they started working on their own material, heavily influenced by the likes of Ben Folds, (early-to-mid) Radiohead, Phoenix, The Divine Comedy, Tame Impala, The Beatles, and Basque punk-rock.
Their first album, entitled "To The Rescue", draws on their diverse experiences of living and working in Guatemala as human rights field workers. The songs vary in style as much as the lyrics do in their subject matter, tackling issues ranging from the "white saviour" complex, to lighter subject matters such as love and relationships. Although some songs are highly political in their nature, and by virtue, quite "heavy", it´s not all doom and gloom, there also being quite a lot of observational humour, dark comedy, and satire on the album. The band members quit their respective jobs to record the album, dedicating a month to the recording, mixing and mastering process. They did so as they decided it was time to try a different way to raise awareness of and promote civil liberties and human rights: through music.
The word "canches" is Guatemalan slang used to describe anyone with pale white skin. Although the term is considered as somewhat derogatory, the three members of CANCHES started being collectively (and affectionately) referred to as CANCHES by their local Guatemalan community before a band name had been decided on. As the band formed in Guatemala, and sing mainly about experiences in that country, it seemed apt that Guatemalans should name the band. In any event, CANCHES are happy to take one on the chin in the name of all the terrible things their ancestors have done to the world, and as part payment for all the undeserved privileges, they get by virtue of the color of their skin and accident of birth. For more on this, listen to "To The Rescue"!
Forming in 2018, The Taboo Club are entirely of their own, comprising of and expressing the values of its individual members to create something heart-breakingly cathartic- a sound that commands attention and welcomes intimacy.
A consortium of artists based in and around the West Midlands, The Taboo Club write as one unit to compose music that blends, breaks and banishes musical conventions across many genres by embracing the gothic sensibilities of world music and art to create a sound that can only be described as cinematic.
Recorded and mixed by Ryan Pinson, ‘Strangers’ is the first single from the outfit and is now available on Spotify, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
The single precedes a special and intimate show at The Victoria in Birmingham on the 29th of September, where the band will be making their headline debut with a show that promises to be evocative, atmospheric and unique.
From left to right, the band consists of Joshua Rochelle-Bates (bass guitar), Aiden Price (drums), Jack Ingaglia (guitar), Rob Lilley (vocals) and Ben Oerton (sax/keys).
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is influenced by Springsteen and Simon and his career thus far has been spent recording and performing across the world. He has been fortunate enough to share stages with the likes of Bryan Adams, Joel Plaskett, and Tegan and Sara, and has released two albums – I Wanna Make It With You and YES.
Recently, he has been diligently crafting his forthcoming record alongside Grammy-award winning producer Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Ra Ra Riot, Wavves), slated for release on September 21, 2018.
His single “I’ll Be The Lighter” is out now.
"I’ll Be The Lighter” is about remembering the best times in love to help get through the tougher times – celebrating knowing those intimate details about someone. To me, it’s that motorcycle ride, the flame that starts the fire; one that never burns out."
Hotel Mira have j released the third track 'Ginger Ale' from their upcoming record out this August!
""Ginger Ale" is about going on a date when I was on tour in London. And everything was going well but then I kept losing my train of thought by having these random, horrible flashbacks to fucked up things in my childhood. It got to the point where I could hardly hold a conversation. Becky, if you're reading this, you are a wonderful, Scottish flower and I apologize for being so distracted and out of sorts that evening."
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.