VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Claire George Talks Life Influences on ‘Bodies of Water’ EP

Singer/songwriter, Claire George released her debut EP Bodies of Water, November 16, 2018 via Cascine to positive critical reviews. It was a couple of years ago that the former lead singer for San Francisco band Heartwatch had stepped away from the band to embark on a solo project. Having left the Bay Area in 2016 for a quieter setting outside Seattle, near where she grew up, George was going through some stressful life experiences, stating- “At the same time my band split, I went through a break-up and a series of family traumas, quit my job, and left

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Crooked Colours Talk New Album, Touring

Indie-electronic trio, Crooked Colours, arrived with a bang in 2013 with their debut EP In Your Bones, which featured the breakout singles "Come Down," "Capricious" and "Another Way," and helped them establish a growing international fan base. Comprised of Phil Slabber, Leon Debaughn and Liam Merret-Park, the band from Perth, Australia would go on to gain heavy airplay in the Australian market while playing at Parklife, Wonderland, St Jerome’s Laneway and Groovin The Moo Festivals. The band was asked to support RÜFÜS DU SOL on their sold out ‘Atlas’ album tour in 2013 and also toured with familiar names

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Hudson Taylor: “We’re Still Buskers”, Talk New Music

Irish duo, Hudson Taylor, released their latest album Bear Creek to Dame Street earlier this year to much anticipation. A mix of new studio and live recordings, the brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor put together a collection of songs to satiate their fanbase while they finalize their next full-length album. The siblings honed their craft busking on the streets of their hometown of Dublin as well as cities all over Europe. Their hard work would eventually pay off, as their debut album, Playing to Strangers, spawned multiple singles including, "Chasing Rubies," "Battles" and "Weapons". The

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Nina Nesbitt Readies Release Of Debut Album

Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt has spent much of 2018 touring North America, sharpening up her live shows and showcasing some choice material from her first proper U.S. debut, The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change, due to be released February 1, 2019 via Cooking Vinyl. The album's title track was released earlier this year, in which Nesbitt explained, “This song is the light at the end of the tunnel where you remind yourself that nothing in life in permanent whether it’s good or bad. It’s almost like a self-help song that hopefully people can listen to in times

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Vaccines Talk Socio-Political Responsibilities, ‘Combat Sports’

Early this week, The Vaccines released the new single “All My Friends Are Falling In Love,” out now on Columbia Records. The single, written by The Vaccines frontman Justin Hayward-Young with collaborator Cole MGN (worked on Christine & the Queens’ latest record) is the band's first new material since releasing their fourth studio album, Combat Sports earlier this year. The critically acclaimed album was hailed for the band's return to their brand of "Vaccines rock and roll" and powerpop, led by the singles "I Can't Quit" and "Your Love is My Favourite Band". “We rediscovered who we

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Sabrina Claudio Talks Immediacy of ‘No Rain, No Flowers’

Since the independent release of her debut EP Confidently Lost in 2016 on Soundcloud, Sabrina Claudio garnered much critical acclaim for both her vocals and lyrical content. The EP amassed over 3 million cumulative plays in just under six months, ultimately leading to a record deal with Atlantic Records. The Miami born and LA raised singer/songwriter would follow it up with a 12-song collection, About Time that shot to the top of R&B charts and enable a feature on the soundtrack for the movie, Fifty Shades Freed, with an original song called “Cross Your Mind.” Her latest

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Kelly Zutrau of Wet Talks ‘Still Run’, Turning 30

Wet will release their highly anticipated sophomore album Still Run on July 13, 2018 via Columbia Records. Ahead of the release, the band has released a few tracks including, “There’s a Reason”, “Softens”, “Lately” and “You’re Not Wrong”. In between albums, the trio parted ways with original member, Marty Sulkow as remaining members lead singer/songwriter Kelly Zutrau and multi-instrumentalist Joe Valle decided to move forward as a duo. Taking time away during the songwriting and recording process, both Zutrau and Valle would work on other projects that included work with Clams Casino with guest vocals by Zutrau.

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Lauren Kashan of Sharptooth Talks Warped Tour 2018, ‘Clever Girl’

Hardcore metal band, Sharptooth, released their debut album Clever Girl in 2017 to strong reviews. The subject matter for the band's material is straightforward and wide-ranging, covering social and political topics relevant in today's climate from feminism and police brutality to gender and race-based discrimination. The source of their songs come easy as all the members are politically active, led by frontwoman/vocalist and songwriter, Lauren Kashan and includes guitarists Keth Higgins, Lance Donati and drummer Conor Mac. 16290

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Picturesque Talk Warped Tour 2018, Garth Brooks

Picturesque released their long-awaited debut full-length, Back to Beautiful, in 2017 to positive reviews. The Kentucky-based band has stood out amongst other post-hardcore bands thanks to the notable vocal range of lead singer, Kyle Hollis, while supported by band members, Zach Williamson (guitar), Dylan Forrester (guitar) and Jordan MGreenway (bass). The band has toured and shared stages with the likes of Silverstein, Tonight Alive,I the Mighty, blessthefall, Like Moths To Flames, Our Last Night, SECRETS, SYLAR, and more. Picturesque is currently on the final cross-country run of Warped Tour and will be headed back to the studio

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Kaiser Solzie Talk Warped Tour 2018, New Band Members

Kaiser Solzie is a punk influenced street musician(James Jackson) derived from the fictional character Keyser Söze in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects. Since early 2010, Kaiser has been traveling the United States performing everywhere and anywhere from street corners to open mics to basement shows and has been involved with Warped Tour since his early days covering the event to working in numerous capacities that included delivering water and security. Originally from Rochester, NY, Kaiser Solzie now has a full band behind him that includes other band members Brian Lorenzo(guitar), Jamie McMann(bass) and Lenny Palmieri(drums). 16284

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 – Atlas Genius Talk ’63 Days’, Baseball

Australian duo Atlas Genius recently released their first new music in two years with the single "63 Days". The track is the band's most intimate yet, bringing the listener through the story of accidental heartbreak, with the accompanying music video painting the picture of becoming more and more isolated until a moment of love brings clarity. The single ties into the campaign the now LA-based brothers Keith and Michael Jeffrey created to inspire fans and the public to participate in, as the pair stated on their website, "We’re not just a rock band, we’re citizens of the world and

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Alison Wonderland At Austin City Limits 2017

Alison Wonderland is the stage name of Alex Sholler, a DJ and producer from Sydney, Australia, who was classically trained as a cellist growing up. She always knew she wanted to work in music at some level, but wasn’t sure how to make that happen. After studying in Europe for the cello, Sholler returned to Sydney and began playing bass in various punk bands. It was after attending a show featuring Swedish group, The Knife that gave Sholler a clear sense of direction to perform and slowly started to write her own electronic music as well as

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Wild Now at Austin City Limits 2017

A dream-pop duo from Austin, Texas, The Wild Now consists of singer Taylor Baker and producer Drew Walker. The two met each other at a Local Natives show during SXSW 2013, where they bonded over their mutual love of the band. Baker had been performing as a solo artist, but after meeting, Taylor and Drew began to perform songs that Taylor had written, under the name Taylor & the Wild Now. As a soulful folk band, Taylor & the Wild Now became a popular local fixture in the Austin music scene, having released their self-titled EP in