VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Chinese Man Talk ‘Shikantaza’, Live Shows

French hip-hop collective Chinese Man formed in 2004 and are still going strong, having released their latest album, Shikantaza, last year. The album is highlighted by the tracks “Liar” that features Kendra Morris & Dillon Cooper, and "Escape.” The album is said to act as a link between its musical origins and new aspirations. Its title is a term used in the Sōtō school of Japanese Buddhism that can be translated to "just sitting," making the album an invitation to let go, capture the moment, and find a personal path to enlightenment. Based in Marseille, Chinese Man

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Ten Fé Talk American Tour, Songwriting

The humble beginnings of Ten Fé started with friends Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan busking in London Underground stations. The duo took the experience for good and bad to formulate the music which would eventually be recorded as Ten Fé. Lead single, "Elodie" has garnered much attention and brought the band to the U.S. for their first North American tour that includes a performance at Bonnaroo this June as they support their debut album, Hit The Light that was released in February 2017. The album has been well-received and is noted for its optimistic perspective to the

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Diet Cig Talk ‘Swear I’m Good at This’, Songwriting

Swear I'm Good At This is the debut album that was released on April 7, 2017 via Frenchkiss Records. The lead single, "Tummy Ache" has been gaining recognition and attention to the band. Of the single, Diet Cig mention that the track "is all about unpacking the feeling of approaching punk with radical softness, and the struggle when it's not always read as powerful or cool or whatever enough. Its the shout into my pillow when what I'm saying isn't being heard, and a big old I FEEL YA to all the femme folks creating space for themselves

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Night Moves Perform Live, Talk Prince, Skateboarding, ‘Pennied Days’

Formed in 2009 in the Twin Cities, Night Moves is composed at its core of John Pelant and Micky Alfano. The two have been friends since high school, their bond solidified when Alfano lent Pelant his copy of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, a luminous classic of turn-the-page melancholy that echoes through their latest album, Pennied Days. The band spent three years writing and recording the album after successful tours with Father John Misty, Lord Huron, Django Django, and Polica, in support of their debut album, Colored Emotions. Speaking about Pennied Days, Pelant stated, “A lot of

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Amber Bain of The Japanese House Talks Touring, Songwriting

The Japanese House is the moniker of 20 year old Amber Bain, who over the past 10-months has been one of the most-promising artists from the U.K. Learning how to play the guitar from her father, who taught her a range of classics from AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, Bain also taught herself to make music on her laptop and recorded her first song "My Little Secret," about a school crush when she was 12 years old. It was when she and her friend attended a gig for The 1975 that Bain would actually consider a professional

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Bishop Briggs Talks Success, Growing Up In Japan, Hong Kong

2016 has been a banner year for Bishop Briggs, breaking through with the success of her first two lead singles, "River" and "Wild Horses". Catching the singing bug at a young age while attending karaoke bars as a youth in Japan, Bishop Briggs was born to Scottish parents, raised in Japan and Hong Kong and attended college in Hollywood while honing her craft as a singer and songwriter. It would be a steady process of establishing her on-stage presence in the meantime, as she performed non-stop at small bars in town until getting discovered by a former A&R

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Astrid S Talks ‘Pop Idol’, Keane, Songwriting

Norwegian singer/songwriter Astrid S has been gaining notable attention in 2016 with the track “2AM” as well as her collaboration with fellow-Norwegian act Matoma on the track “Running Out”. The 20-year old got into music at an early age, starting with the piano at 6 years old, picked up the guitar as a young teenager and singing and writing songs. Appearances on Norway’s ‘Pop Idol’ showcased her talents and although she came in fifth place, the experience led to greater opportunities. She’s worked with numerous high profile producers, won her first MTV EMA award as Best

VIDEO: Outside Lands 2015 Interview – Ryan Moran of Slightly Stoopid

Meanwhile….Back in the Lab is the eighth studio album by Slightly Stoopid and based on the solid and cohesive effort, shows the band is nowhere near slowing down. The tracks show a band that is still evolving and capable of even throwing a curveball as the album starts with the familiar ska/reggae sounds before going full-on punk on the song “F*ck You”. The band is currently on tour in support of the album and performed an interactive and engaging set at Outside Lands 2015. Drummer (and Bay Area native)RyMo spoke with B-Sides host, Pete Mar, about playing

VIDEO: Interview – Joywave Talk X Games 2015, Tony Hawk

Joywave has been on a roll since the release of their debut album, How Do You Feel, Now?. The track, "Somebody New" was the unofficial soundtrack to Summer X Games 2015 in Austin, TX, mainly because of their skate-laden video for the song. The band's profile has been on the rise with each single, starting with their involvement with Big Data on the song, "Dangerous" in 2014. 11557

B-Sides Top 10: 6/13/2015

The album Blurryface earned Twenty One Pilots their first number one album and the track "Tear In My Heart" is moving strong within our countdown. Lots of familiar names are in the top 10 with Muse high atop with "Dead Inside", as the veteran Brits released their highly anticipated album, Drones, this past week. Check out the list to see if they're still on top! 11554

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Flo Morrissey Talks Songwriting, Pages of Gold, Dispels Internet Rumors

Flo Morrissey has been writing songs since she was 14 years old, which is impressive by itself, but she also did it as part of a family of nine children. As the second oldest, Morrissey balanced her responsibilities in helping out the family with her younger siblings, all the while pursuing her love of music. Morrissey hails from the Notting Hill section of London and grew up listening to the likes of Devendra Banhart, CocoRosie and Antony and the Johnsons. Using music as an outlet, Morrissey posted her music under the moniker 9mary on MySpace and even

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Elliphant Talks Rap, Future Collaborations

Some may recognize Swedish artist, Elliphant, from her collaboration with Skrillex on the track, “Only Getting Younger” or “All Or Nothing” with Bunji Garlin and Diplo, while others may know her from the work she did with MØ on the sultry track, “One More”. The varying style of the aforementioned songs is demonstrative of Elliphant’s wide-ranging musical interests. Although she burst onto the scene in 2012 with the addictive, “Tekkno Scene”(which would be later used in the video game FIFA 13), it wasn’t until 2015 did she make her debut at SXSW. Coupled with her recent performances

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – ELEL Talk Formation, Love Songs

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, ELEL is comprised of a group of friends with a passion in music. The band has gained momentum from the track " 40 Watt,” an energetic fun song that helped the band win the “Road to Bonnaroo” competition in 2014 and a spot on the festival lineup. 2015 is gearing up to be a busy year for ELEL, as they played SXSW 2015 and are set to release their debut album, “Geode” this summer. 11342