Dt Surgeon is an alt-indie band hailing from Kippens, NL, Canada. It began as a writing project by musician Stuart Gallant in the fall of 2017. Along with former band mates the Album "Small Town" was subsequently recorded in november 2017 and released in January 2018.
The album centres around the pitfalls of seclusion and isolation that exist in rural life. It interweaves between themes of depression, drug addiction,love, and death. Sometimes melancholic in nature, the album incorporates poppy melodic lines delivered by a standard vocal, guitar, bass, drum setting. It is an exercise in melding indie or early emo-ish overtones with 90's based alt-rock guitars. It is music at it's most fundamental, riddled with emotion. If you enjoy all things 90's reminiscent "Small Town" may be up your alley and worth a listen.
VETO are very excited to welcome 2018 with another single from their upcoming, fourth studio album, 16 Colors, before it’s release on February 9th.
"“A Pit” circles the psychological problem around one only having symbols available to understand – experiencing a sort of alienation against the world, as a result. There is a reality that we cannot reach which is outside of our language, our symbols. We can’t get a pure reprieve from the constant stream of news that floods us daily. Could it be that the stream alters to “fit” us? Or do we involuntarily see all impressions through a prism that transforms to our symbols, languages and interpretations?
We began recording 16 Colors in 2014, after taking a year off from a hectic tour schedule that had kept us on the road since 2011. We had to retrieve our drive, and creativity demanded both time and space in order to flourish once more. This saw us parting ways with our record label and business partners, and granted us with a calmer, freer approach to the creative process. We worked alongside producer Mikkel Bolding over a two-year period, influencing our sound by introducing us to the world of analogue recording."
Below is a list of European spring tour dates, including several shows in their hometowns of Aarhus and Copenhagen.
DYLYN 's newest single “Wolf” was just released and is now available to stream and share on Soundcloud/Spotify.
"This song was the aftermath of a shitty breakup and my family divide. It was as if the universe was telling me to rebel and revert to autopilot. Shutting my feelings off for a little while was a much easier way to live - misery loves a hot guy. This new track along with my other recent releases are all authentically me. Writing them was like a therapy session dedicated to the last three years of my life. I wanted to incorporate 80s synth, punk garage style drums to match my deep vocals - mixing the old with the new. It helped pinpoint exactly how I was feeling. Through the breakups, family breakups, the ups and downs - I was able to release songs chronologically synced to the stages of my emotions. The new track "Wolf" is a direct reflection of how I felt about men post-breakup. You become reckless, rebellious and ultimately don't give a shit about other people’s feelings. Watch for my debut EP Sauvignon and a Kimono Feb 23rd!"
Pink Cigar is the high energy, high dynamic Rock 'N' Roll gang hailing from Ladbroke Grove London. "Get Up" is a song and video that reflects the ups and downs (Hence the chorus) of a life trying to make something of yourself in this harsh beautiful city that is London.
“Guilt Trip” is a song about regret and isolation – a cautionary tale about what happens when you let trivial things get between you and the people you care about, only realizing once it's too late to make amends. It’s about that feeling of not being able to say that certain something to a certain someone before it’s too late and then having that weigh heavily upon yourself thinking… “I could have done this differently.”
"While we were in Toronto for Canadian Music Week last spring, we met up with a buddy to watch some hockey and wound up at this amazing video production space called 276 Sterling Studio. The guys that ran it were really down to earth, and ended up offering to shoot something with us while we were in town. This lead to the performance part of the video – huge thanks to Jesse Boland and Andrew Harris for making this happen!
As a band, we decided the song warranted a story. We got some talented local actors, Connor Tait and Zach Rousseau, to help us bring it to life. Mike Morash from Cambiguous Productions helped bring this second phase to life and tie the whole story together. We only had a day to shoot in four locations, including a party scene that generously had beer donated by Lighthouse Brewing.
We shot the beginning scenes at our lead singer and guitarist Noah’s house, then progressed into downtown and Chinatown where we filmed the remainder of the video including a party scene in Fan Tan Alley.
For The Cause & The Cure, we enlisted the help of Jesse Gander from Rain City Recorders (Japandroids, White Lung, The Pack a.d.) to record, as well as Joao Carvalho (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Silverstein) on mastering duties."
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Davenport Rex is a music project based in Detroit, Michigan. Their sound is diverse and challenging, yet accessible and appealing. The band’s music stands out as a combination of tasteful progressive rock, with shades of various influences, ranging from alternative to symphonic hard rock, just to mention a few.