Forming in 2018, The Taboo Club are entirely of their own, comprising of and expressing the values of its individual members to create something heart-breakingly cathartic- a sound that commands attention and welcomes intimacy.
A consortium of artists based in and around the West Midlands, The Taboo Club write as one unit to compose music that blends, breaks and banishes musical conventions across many genres by embracing the gothic sensibilities of world music and art to create a sound that can only be described as cinematic.
Recorded and mixed by Ryan Pinson, ‘Strangers’ is the first single from the outfit and is now available on Spotify, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
The single precedes a special and intimate show at The Victoria in Birmingham on the 29th of September, where the band will be making their headline debut with a show that promises to be evocative, atmospheric and unique.
From left to right, the band consists of Joshua Rochelle-Bates (bass guitar), Aiden Price (drums), Jack Ingaglia (guitar), Rob Lilley (vocals) and Ben Oerton (sax/keys).
Cape Town-based four piece post-rock band Yndian Mynah burst into the atmosphere with an exhilarating introductory two-track demo EP and accompanying eight-track live album 'Live at Mercury', both out now via MoonSwing Netlabel showcasing their ability to bend genres like twisted wire; textural post-rock sections, driving alternative waves with hints of ferocious math and prog leanings, painting their ever-changing and delicately kaleidoscopic portrait.
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is influenced by Springsteen and Simon and his career thus far has been spent recording and performing across the world. He has been fortunate enough to share stages with the likes of Bryan Adams, Joel Plaskett, and Tegan and Sara, and has released two albums – I Wanna Make It With You and YES.
Recently, he has been diligently crafting his forthcoming record alongside Grammy-award winning producer Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Ra Ra Riot, Wavves), slated for release on September 21, 2018.
His single “I’ll Be The Lighter” is out now.
"I’ll Be The Lighter” is about remembering the best times in love to help get through the tougher times – celebrating knowing those intimate details about someone. To me, it’s that motorcycle ride, the flame that starts the fire; one that never burns out."
(Brooklyn, NY) The Hollow Ends is a folk-rock band fronted by Saint Louis-based songwriter Zachary Schwartz. Mixing socially conscious lyrics with anthemic choruses and roots/Americana sounds with punk rock energy, The Hollow Ends deliver a varied but cohesive and compelling musical package. Schwartz moves seamlessly between punchy, driven punk, and gorgeously arranged folk and roots music blanketed in delicate harmonies.
Now, The Hollow Ends are gearing up to release their debut full-length, Bears In Mind, out July 27th via Brave New Records.
In this current musical moment monopolized by bands emptily boasting ‘shoegaze elements’ and peddling 80s throwback dream-pop, The Hollow Ends is a breath of fresh air. To be sure, the basic elements of a Hollow Ends song—soaring vocal harmonies, social conscious lyrics, pounding drums, and distorted hollow-body guitar—are not new. Certainly upbeat, stomp-clap folk has reasserted itself cyclically in popular music over the last few years. The unique offering of The Hollow Ends, however, is a marriage of grit with precision: Schwartz manages to make flawless vocal performances and perfectly executed, thoughtful arrangements come alive with a moving, gritty sincerity communicated to equal effect in songs fast and slow.
This is on full display on Bears In Mind. Through the frantic kick drum in “Close To Flames,” the subdued violin drone and operatic harmonies in “City Lights,” the wild, carnival-like arrangements that punctuate “The Air,” and the minimal instrumentals that provide context for the massive vocal performance in “Ibex Fights,” runs those common threads of grit and precision that make The Hollow Ends such a delight to listen to.
The Caracals is the brainchild of charismatic songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Johnny Cis, an Orange County-based artist with a creative vision and a passion for retro aesthetics.
The Caracals are particularly inspired by early 2000s indie-rock, and the period’s unique wave of indie-rock bands. Johnny’s indie-rock influences are tastefully mixed with surf, beat and flavorful '60s vibes, making for a direct and unique take on garage rock music.
The band is expected to release their debut EP in September 2018. The Caracals worked with Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Royal Blood), for their recent single release, “In The Dark.” The track was featured on the popular Spotify playlist “Fresh Finds: Six Strings.”
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.