"This is my solo debut EP called "I Wanna be Exploited." The tracks were recorded over the last year, with me performing everything except percussion and some backup vocals. I describe my style as new alternative, and my sound most closely resembles Glorious Sons, 21 Pilots, Royal Blood, Beck and the Beastie Boys. My favorite critique from TuneCore was "the songs sound like they belong in a Quentin Tarantino movie." I obsess heavily over lyrics and they are the driving factor in my songwriting. I want someone to read my lyrics and love the song before they hear it. The general theme is self realization and self deprecation, and each song comes with an accompanying story. The tracks "Ex Catholic," "Hello (Won't You Go Away)," and "Running" are all about relationships, some more disastrous than others. "Raise a Glass" is dedicated to the Flint, MI lead poisoning and my thoughts on how the city has been treated for the last few decades. "Still Inside Your Head" is a tribute to the drummer of my previous band who lost his battle with addiction. "My Felonies" is an ode to wanting all the things in life one can not obtain. The EP's sound is my best effort to strike a balance between live, raw and professional. Every instrument is performed live and no samples, sound machines or auto-tuners were used in the making of this album. My philosophy is if I can't play it live, it shouldn't be on my record."
Gonetcha is a musical project born in 2017 in Lyon, France, under the impulse of a bassist. Gonetcha appeared to him in dreams. That’s how the adventure began!
In July 2017, first album release, Métro de Pensées (literally Underground of Thoughts), mixing French and English lyrics with rock and groove instrumentals. Inspired by those fleeting thoughts, Métro de Pensées explores the windings of the mind, and the different resulting states.
In March 2018, the project reaches a second album, Mission, all in English, with a decided rock vibe! This new album, inspired by the mythological heroic journey, wanders through the steps of this physical and mental trek. Mission is the reason.
Shores of Orion is an experimental post-rock project from India. Born out of insomnia, this project started back in 2015 as an idea of expressing emotions. After a debut with 'Saudade', Shores of Orion is back with their second full-length album 'The Courage Of Stars'. 'The Courage Of Stars' is a cinematic/post-rock album, consisting of 14 songs written in the period of last year. Every song on the album has a different feel that sets them apart from each other, and expresses a large spectrum of emotions. Experimenting with simple yet interesting and relaxing soundscapes was this album's focus and it shows throughout the album. It is simple in its arrangements yet expressive in its melodies. This album is dedicated to one of our close friends who we lost last year.
Raised in Edmonton, Canada, Wilroy takes R&B as his musical starting point. He’s now based in Liverpool, and cites influences ranging from hip-hop to electronic music and jazz. Recently selected by Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Music talent discovery initiative Future Bubblers, and played on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Worldwide FM & Bandcamp Weekly, 2018 looks to be a promising year for the producer.
Too Dark To See The Green, Wilroy’s debut EP serves as a cathartic journey through the arc of heartache, as told through the ghosts of 70’s soul men. His music paints grand, maximalist sonics: tracks change shape and mutate as they go, akin to the evolution of a dream. The EP’s 5 tracks wring out every last drop; from the opening nightmarish strings, and the dungeon-low dirge of the title track, to the liberated, gospel highs of Ascension.
Spiricom is a two-person project from Ohio featuring elements of post-rock, shoegaze, ambient and experimental rock. The project was started by Steven K. Smith, who has also been involved in bands such as A Signal In The Static, Dolmen, Mabou, and Daye of Skye.
In 1980, William O'Neil and George Meek built the spiricom apparatus to communicate with the spirits of the deceased. Stranger still is that O'Neil claims to have gotten assistance in the radio-like device's development via psychic interaction with Dr. George Mueller, who had died in 1967. The concept of otherworldly communion mixed with technology is Spiricom's primary theme, but they also explore more archaic forms of spiritual communication.
Smith handles the programming, percussion, keyboards and synthesized guitar in Spiricom, while Marc Cody explores soundscapes, auditory textures, and fuzzy walls of distortion on lead guitar.
Spiricom's Hammer of Witches EP glimpses the lengths to which the zealous will go in the pursuit of righteousness. Three companion pieces evoke how men wielded pain, fire, and unyielding conviction in the pursuit of holy purification. Competing spiritual forces create a cascade of textures. Guitars lull and sear a redemptive path through illuminating and angelic synths. Drums beat out a shamanistic trance while a percussive march gathers on the borders.
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.