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Tresor Releases Video for “Never Let Me Go (Spada Remix)”

tresorHailing from South Africa, award-winning Tresor (in French, “treasure”) has been spreading his soulful pop style across the globe, showcasing a life few of us can relate to, all the while doing so with an ear-catching, melodic sound.

He just released the music video for “Never Let Me Go (Spada Remix).” You can view the video below.

Tresor was recently chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine and Intercontinental Hotel Group as the winner of the 2012 Holiday Inn Express Songwriting Challenge.

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The Dirty Heat Release “Empty Spaces” Music Video

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Photo by Nick Radcliffe

Austin indie group The Dirty Heat released their “Empty Spaces” video, directed by John Valley, today, at The Blackhearts in Austin. The video provides a visual for the Frenchie Smith-recorded single, and was shot following the band’s extensive touring.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

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Panic Is Perfect Release “You’re Alive (Cavego Remix)”

Panic Is Perfect.jpgIn February, San Francisco’s Panic Is Perfect released their debut full-length. As a speedy follow-up, the band have just released a remix of their hit single, “You’re Alive.” The track has been remixed by Cavego, resulting in a nu disco, summer tune, and giving a fresh take on the song’s meaning.

“‘You’re Alive’ is about finding joy through pain, and home sometimes, those two things can exist together at the same time,” says Mike Hoffman.

Check out the remix below:

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VIDEO: We Were Giants – “Dead Society (Ft. Garret Rapp)”

We Were Giants have released a brad new lyric video for “Dead Society,” featuring Garret Rapp of The Color Morale. The single stems from the band’s upcoming debut EP, Dead Society. You can view the video below:



We’ve been working hard on this EP for over a year now, and we’re really excited about all of the collaborations. This song is one of our favorites, and it’s an honor to have on of our biggest influences, Garrett Rapp, to be a part of it,” Dylan Hamar (guitar/vox) explains.

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STREAM: The Lionheads – “City on Fire”

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Norwegian pop-rock band The Lionheads have announced the U.S. release of their single, “City on Fire.” The single is the second from the band’s debut album Human Walk, which is slated for release this spring. Having already gained popularity in Norway following airtime on the country’s biggest radio stations and sold-out shows opening for artists like Nico & Vinz, BIGBANG, and Madcon, The Lionheads have set their eyes on the prize of a US fan base. Stream the new single below:

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VIDEO: Light You Up – “All We’ve Ever Known”

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Birmingham pop-rockers, Light You Up have revealed their brand new video for their debut album’s title track, “All We’ve Ever Known.”

“A lot of people seem to be relating to this song. It’s about following your heart in spite of those looking down on you,” Tom Napier (vox /acoustic guitar) commented. “We’re also really excited to be dropping the video right before we head out on tour. Hopefully it’ll give Light You Up veterans and newcomers something to sink their teeth into and get them extra pumped for these shows.” 

You can stream the video below:

Light You Up’s debut album, All We’ve Ever Known, was released via Reclaim Music Group/Ice Grills earlier this year in January. The band is looking forward to a series of exciting shows, including kicking off their UK tour with Four Year Strong this Friday. Check below for tour dates:


20 Leeds Met
21 Glasgow Arches
22 Manchester Academy 2
23 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
24 Cardiff Y Plas 2
25 Norwich Waterfront
26 London Camden Electric Ballroom
27 Birmingham O2 Academy 2
28 Brighton Concorde 2

29 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

The band are also confirmed for PVRIS’s first ever headline show’s in the UK, both of which are sold out! 

LONDON BARFLY – 16.04.15


To purchase the album now, click: 

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Feivel Releases “Already Standing”


Drawing on similarities between the Netflix prison series Orange Is the New Blackand Feivel’s new single “Already Standing,” Feivel herself has crafted a song as a story on being dependent on someone else and be forced to play a game where you can only lose. 
“You have to play by the second person’s rules. But it doesn’t matter how right you do, it’s still wrong in that person’s eyes. You cannot win. In Orange Is the New Black the main character must imitate and adapt to a lot of new, sick rules that prevails there. But whom she adapts to still thinks she never does things right anyways. Just as in my song, it is a perpetual game that no one is going to win, because other players are so fickle. But you are already there, and got no intent to give up,” Feivel says.
Feivel released her acclaimed self-titled debut EP autumn 2014. “Already Standing” was recorded at The Soundtrack of Our Lives-owned, Svenska Grammofonstudion and was released on all digital platforms on March 10th.
You can steam the track below:
March 31st. Pustervik, Gothenburg (SE)
April 1st. Debaser Strand, Stockholm (SE)
April 2nd. Babel, Malmö (SE)
April 7th. Doc Lounge, Malmö (SE)
April 23rd. The Islington, London (UK)
April 24th. Mother’s Ruin, Bristol, UK
April 25th. The Workshop. London (UK)
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Sleep On It Announce Spring Tour

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Chicago alternative/pop-rock quintet Sleep On It will be headed to the midwest in April for a short tour alongside Gardens. The tour will kick off on April 10th in Ann Arbor, Michigan, finishing up on April 26th in Ohio.

The band will also be opening for Chunk No!, Captain Chunk! and Hit The Lights on May 24th at Mojoes in Joilet, Illinois.

Sleep on it recently finished recording their sophomore EP, expected to be released this summer. Check below for tour dates:

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Tour Dates:3/28 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL

4/10 House Show –  Ann Arbor, MI

4/11 TBA – Mt. Pleasant, MI

4/12 Temple House – Muskegon, MI

4/25 House Show – Terra Haute, IN

4/26 Mahalls Basement – Cleveland, OH

5/24 Mojoes – Joliet, IL

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REVIEW: Samantha – ‘Hourglass Noise’

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Right from the get-go, Samantha lets you know that they are a thrash-punk band. “K-Town” kicks Hourglass Noise off with noisy, in-your-face power, and harmonies that aren’t exactly perfect, but balanced out by well-crafted instrumental hooks. “Push” appears to have more instrumentality brought into it, including the heavy bass that will quickly become a constant on the album, including a great guitar solo with an undeniable punch to it.

The band knows the power of a fade-out, and that’s apparent.

“Slaughter” is aggressive to a degree, just as the title would suggest, but in a more entrancing way. This is more metaphorical, as far as lyrics go. The vocals aren’t exactly incredible as far as technicality goes, but they stand out; they’re different, and would be easy to place, which is what matters most in punk music. Short and to the point, “Haywire,” with its 90’s punk sound that we’ve seen in all mid-late 90’s films, solidifies the feeling that Samantha is more instrumentally talented than they seem to let on initially; more clever, well-developed instrumentals. This is easy to imagine going over well live in a venue with a bunch of teenagers wearing too much eyeliner and donning hair colors only found inside a Crayola-box (believe me, we’ve all been there), as does “Mouse,” which showcases the grit of the band beautifully. With the exception of “FM,” which does consist of great instrumentals and a catchy melody, but vocals that sound very strained, Hourglass Noise seems to improve as it progresses. “Fight” is the track that makes that very clear. It is high energy, almost a musical interpretation of the adrenaline of a literal fight. The vocals contrast that perfectly; showcases Samantha’s true potential with EPIC instrumentals, classic punk-rock vocal styles, and comes across as more confident. It is, hands down, the best song on the album. If the rest of the album flowed as well as this, it would solidify it as a fantastic sampling of this band’s talent.

Samantha finishes off the album with “Inferno.” There is a definite improvement from the beginning of the album to the end, in all aspects. This is a clever ending, both musically and lyrically. It’s an interesting listen that wraps up the overall feeling of the album quite well, sounding like a mashup in some places, with brings forth the meaning of “hourglass noise.”

The band proved to be consistent with energetic, powerful instrumentals, gritty vocals, and experimentation. It’s always interesting to hear a band experiment with their sound, and progress. Hourglass Noise  peels back layer after layer, coming across a bit like a mystery: the more pages you turn, the more clues you’ll find.

Hourglass Noise is set for release this April.

For more on Samantha, click HERE.

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Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands

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Ernie Ball presents Battle of The Bands! This is your band’s chance to perform at Rock on The Range, as well as winning $15,000 in prizes. View details below:


Submit your band to battleofthebands.com for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Columbus, OH plus gear from Electro-Voice, DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Markbass, 1964 Ears, and more. The grand prize winner will also receive an Ernie Ball string endorsement and Music Man instruments!
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