NataliezWorld

Latest Post


Metal band THE CONVALESCENCE has been around for quite some time, releasing a handful of albums, including most recent being "Monument of Misery". Whilst it has been a bit since our last and first interview dated back to 2014. The band still manages to keep up the pace, as said prior, releasing content, touring, with a whole lot more in-store! Frontman vocalist does the talking about what the band has been doing since the last time we chatted!


1. The first and last time we spoke was back in 2014, during this time we briefly discussed your release "Unmasking The Betrayer" along with you being singed with Ferocious Records. What has changed since we discussed these matters way back then?

Keith: Well we are no longer with Ferocious Records, We signed to Legend Recordings in 2018 and since Unmasking The Betrayer we've done hundreds of tour dates around the world and released 4 more full albums and a cover of "Coming Undone" by Korn.

2. During this same interview discussion we talked of a new album, the follow-up to "Unmasking The Betrayer", was this follow-up release the album titled "The Process", or another release altogether?

Keith: Yes, The follow up to "Unmasking The Betrayer" was "The Process".

3. How did you guys go from being signed with Ferocious Records onto LEGEND Recordings?

Keith: We left Ferocious Records on good terms in 2015 to pursue a deal with a bigger label for our 2016 release "Poison Words". After bouncing around with a couple labels we signed with our long time Manager's label Legend Recordings.

4. “Monument Of Misery” is your most recent album and the band's fifth to date correct? Tell me a little bit about this release, and how much the sound and style has changed since those very first releases up until this point.

Keith: "Monument Of Misery" is the band's sixth release, and the sound has changed over the years due to a number of things. We've had several band member changes over the years, Each one bringing a different musical background and skill set into the writing process. The earlier material like "Memories" and "Unmasking The Betrayer" were very DIY recordings and geared more towards a Metalcore sound. Over the years the band has gotten much heavier and added Keyboards in for a symphonic touch.

5. What about the band's line-up and imagine, when we last spoke you had 5 members now it's been upgraded to 6? Has the imagine as far as appeal and make-up changed up at all as well?

Keith: Each new member that has entered the band has been able to choose their own personal design as far as their own face paint, Usually the clothing is pretty uniform throughout the entire band. Putting on a great show is very important to us so any changes you have seen over the years have been an attempt to improve on what we've done in the past.

6. After releasing “Monument Of Misery”, which ended up hitting Billboard and iTunes charts, what ran through your mind when this happened and has this happened before?

Keith: We had hit the iTunes charts with "This Is Hell" in 2017 which really made Billboard the new goal. We received the news that we had hit Billboard as I was walking on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA getting ready for our Headline show at The Viper Room that night. Couldn't have been better timing.

7. How many single's and or video's have been taken off this album and released, and will we see any others off it?

Keith: We have released streaming videos for "The Return", "Disposal Of The Weak", and "The Virus" as well as a lyric video for "The Pit", and animated video for "The House Of Suffering", and a music video for "The Pit". Yes, I would expect a lot more from this album especially with us being stuck at home unable to tour until further notice.

8. This album's cycle is almost at it's one year marking, have any plans to celebrate?

Keith: As of now June is very uncertain as far as what we'll be able to do, We have some Summer plans but nothing I can talk about just yet.

9. Does the band have any new music in the works or nothing there just yet?

Keith: Yes we are already working on new music, Just not in a huge rush.

10. Can you tell me how the idea and why it was decided to release a coffee blend under your namesake and will we be seeing more coffee blends coming forth?

Keith: We had talked with Grindcore Coffee Co. and they were starting an artist series and were interested in working with us as well as Misery Index and Gwar, I know a ton of our fans love Coffee so putting our name on it and releasing Death Metal Coffee seemed like the right thing to do.

11. Since you went out to collaborate with such a particular item of merchandise, what item of merchandise would the band like to evenutally release?

Keith: Honestly we've always done some out of the ordinary merchandise such as Hot Sauce, Pre Roll Joints, Bowls, Soap, Coffee, Masks Of the band members faces, etc. We don't plan to stop anytime soon.

12. Does the band have any plans along the lines of playing shows or doing any tours?

Keith: We just had to cancel our Texas Dates in April with Carnifex, 3Teeth, The Browning, and Skold and our May 1st show with Okilly Dokilly we're hoping that our May Tour with Filth, Casket Robbery, and Blood of Angels will be able to happen as planned.

13. What else would you like to say or add on to wrap this up!

Keith: Thank you for interviewing me again after all these years, I want all of our fans to stay safe out there and stay tuned to our social media for updates and new content coming soon!



Rock band HELD HOSTAGE have an array of content, since their formation long ago. As of currently, the band does have all new music in the works, so much in fact that it can go across an assortment of several albums! The band will head out on the road, touring as much as possible as well. Find out what else had to be said from the band, talking about a little bit of everything below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Held Hostage current lineup is Tom Collier founder/producer/lead guitarist/lead singer, Scott Gregg rhythm guitar/backup vocals, Ian Evans drummer, Joe Reppert bass guitar/backup vocals, Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth) as special guest vocalist. Held Hostage is a national recording/touring artist. While on the road we earned their reputation as a hard working band with a genuine compassion for those in need raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in Charity events across the USA. Their compassion may be rooted in the many adversities and tragedies the band has endured for the past thirty five years.

Since it's inception in 1984 Held Hostage had six members pass away. (Don Averill, Mike Tondeur, Doug Bennett, Andy Phillips, Ray Mcdermott Scott Columbus) The losses had profound effects on the remaining members that brought forth soul searching as well as fortitude. Forging ahead, Held Hostage has made the decision to no longer mourn but to celebrate and honor those friends/brothers who have passed on. By continuing to rock harder than ever.

Current, past members, and special guest artists include Tom Collier Founder/Lead Guitarist, Producer, Singer, Tim Ripper Owens Singer (Judas Priest, Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen), Joe Lynn Turner, Singer (Deep Purple, Rainbow), Mike Lepond Bass (Symphony X , Ross the Boss Band) Carl Canedy, Drummer (The Rods, Canedy, St James), RIP Scott Columbus, Drummer (Manowar), Freddie Villano, Bass Guitarist (Quiet Riot, Dee Snider’s Widow Maker, American Mafia), Giorgio Mongelli, Bass Guitarist (Ethan Brosh), Scott Gregg, Held Hostage Rhythm Guitarist, Ian Evans, Drummer and Joseph Reppert, Bass Guitarist.Paris Hansen ead guitar, Ray Dorgan Bass, Ron Waterhouse drums.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The origins of the name is an interesting story. I named the band 4 years before it ever became a real band. I go the name from when the Iranians held the Americans hostage. I wrote a song called set me free. We have continued through the years to help Veterans of war and people in need.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based in Upstate NY Syracuse area. The music scene is really happening here. So many people say rock scene is dead. I say the opposite. It’s on a rise. We have some great venues to play here. As for local bands I would recommend. There are 2 local bands that are very talented. The first is a great blues band called Dam Dog. It’s three brothers that have been together since the seventies. The second band is a great cover band they have some fantastic musicians called “Off the Reservation ”It seems everyone in the band could be a lead singer. Powerful harmonies and stellar guitar players. 

4. How would you describe your style?

I would describe our style as fresh, raw, unique and high energy. Our new record Epic featuring Tim “Ripper Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth) is a must listen too. We are hard rock/metal/straight ahead rock. It really hard to classify us. We have done direct support for such bands as Metal Allegiance, Ross the Boss, The Rods, Joe Lyn Turner, Molly Hatchet. We are very diverse when it comes to our music. 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

In the last 3 years we have 3 releases. Prior to that we did an EP in 1990. We had two songs on the rockshop USA radio that made the top 90 of 90. In 2016 we returned with self-produced album fallen brothers is sold thousands of copies worldwide and is still selling. In 2018 I released and EP Show Me The Way Back Home, with Joe Lyn Turner singing (Deep Purple, Rainbow) that got is in the finally selection round for a Grammy and that sold thousands of copies also. On December 15 2019 we released Epic featuring Tim Ripper Owens on vocals, digitally worldwide and January 17 2020 we just released Epic on CD in stores.  We are very happy with the success of Epic. The media and radio stations have been unbelievably supportive of all of our releases. We have gotten rave reviews on for Epic has been getting so much attention. We released with only 2 weeks left in 2019 and many magazine/webzines have it in the best of 2019 album releases. I am very honored to be in that category. The radio stations here in USA such as Castle Blakk, Boston Rock radio to name a few and around the world have been playing songs from Epic nonstop.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

The answer is yes. We have enough new music to do 5 new albums. I am constantly writing new music. A band needs to continue to evolve in order to stand the test of time in this business. I am excited about the next album it going to be even more diverse. It’s going to have everything from mellow to metal. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised with the next record. We already have 2 songs done in the studio.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

The pan is now that new record is out. To go out and support the record with live performances. Our new record label Metal Mania Records/MVD (music video distributors). Is behind the band 100% They have been flexible with us and feel we are building this thing together. We have many up and coming tour dates in here in USA.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band? 

We are gearing up for some major touring. We are in talks with going out with some of the biggest bands in the world as direct support for USA tour. We are also talking about doing some European festivals in 2020 and 2021. We have many fans around the world who have been waiting for us to play live in their countries.  We have several big outdoor concerts we are playing in the USA this summer including a big album release party which will be a sold out show. Held Hostage is also planning a follow up full length album to Epic. We have already wrote the next record and plan on doing some of our never before heard music on tour this summer. I think it is important to always be writing new music. I have a 24 track digital recorder that works great for writing music. In this day and age people can get inexpensive digital recorders. Bands make mistakes trying to live off past success. I am always looking for the next road to success.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Currently it is available on CD or digital on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Apple Music, iTunes, CDBABY, Spotify, Tik Tok, and several outlets around the world. If you type in Held Hostage Epic you will see it for sale in almost every country around the world.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The word we hear the most is “memorable”. Our songs have such great hooks in them when we are playing live people start to sing along with the songs.  We were in California at the house of blues doing direct support for Metal Allegiance and the whole crowd never heard us before and they were singing our songs. It’s such a great feeling. Thank you for the interview Tom Collier.


Alternative indie band JONESER was created by Stas Verechuk barely in 2017, a couple of years back. But since, the band has already gone on to release the album "Back Two Me", with an all new single to follow that up! Stas Verechuk does the talking in this chat about the current issue at hand, music, and plans ahead.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Joneser is an indie-rock band from Kiev (Ukraine) created in 2017 by myself (Stas Verechuk). Till September 2019 I was the only person in this project looking for my special sound without giving any concerts.

During 2017-2018 Joneser released single "Chas" (02.11.2017) and the album "Vilni" (06.04.2018). It was a long play of 15 songs of indie-pop music in Ukrainian. It was quite important stage of my life when I was trying to follow the lead of the world indie pop culture. To be honest, I created a fairly high-quality product. But it turned out too sweet for me.

Afterwards I decided to come back to more alternative sound but at the same time to keep melodic and sensual components of my previous music. I started working on Joneser’s second album. The work lasted for about 2 years and by the autumn of 2019 I had recorded 12 indie-rock songs in English (with my sound-engineer Yaroslav Tatarchenko).

All these 12 songs were included into the second Joneser’s album «Back Two Me» that was released on all platforms on February 2, 2020. I’m really proud of this album and I do think that the songs Miraline, June, Folie are the best of what I’ve ever created in my music reality as of today.

In September 2019 Joneser was joined by Alexey Yuriev - guitarist of  Kryhitka and hasGotten bands and the drummer Andriy Bogdanov, known for his performances at Mysteries of the Third Planet, Bahroma and Youra (Ukrainian projects).

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Joneser is the one who will stop at nothing to render whatever he is "Jonesing" for. So, I’m a Joneser. It was me who created this project, who wrote all the songs and who is jonesing for taking some tiny place under our big musical sun. First, I named this project Ttyme but a bit later I realized that Joneser matched my ambitions much more. So, I renamed the project after releasing the 1st single in November 2017.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are all from Kiev, we live and work here. There is quite difficult situation in Ukraine with the music in general and especially with the alternative one. Local people don’t need such kind of music. Though the situation is slowly changing. And we’re happy to put our hands and soul into this with our music. We’d like to recommend you some local bands like Tonka, Love’n’Joy and [O]. These are quite interesting modern products, you will definitely enjoy them.

4. How would you describe your style?

I think that we play true modern indie with sensual and powerful guitars and electronic sounds, melodic vocal lines and dreamy feel of this. I believe that we make really creative product with engaging videos.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

On February 2, 2020 Joneser released a new album "Back Two Me" in English. All 12 songs of the album are linked by one storyline. They are all about my way, my victories and defeats as well as coming back to myself.

I really like what we’ve created: more drive, more guitars, more sincerity, English, more alternative sound, the same deep lyrics - it's all about our new music. I think that such kind of music is needed by people as air, because it helps to grow, it inspires to think and feel, it goes under the skin and makes the cells vibrate.

At the same time, we released a video for the song Miraline in the animated short film style. Please, watch it while listening Miraline. You will surely enjoy this dramatic song with appealing vocals over a slow burning instrumentation full of infectious synth lines and dreamy arrangements, with beautiful harmonies and emotional vibes.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes, we’ve just started working on the new single called "Why don’t you kill me?". It tells the story of a difficult relationships between a guy and a girl. And when the girl is about to blame this guy again in all their problems, he in response offers her to kill him, saying that in this way she will surely get rid of all these problems and she won’t need to change herself. I am also going to shoot music video for this song as a director. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We had our first gig on February 18, 2020, at PC "Masterskaya" in Kiev (Ukraine) where we presented our album "Back Two Me". We were planning to have gigs on different Ukrainian festivals this year but now we don’t know at all what we’ll have this year because of this terrible situation with the coronavirus.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

In the nearest time we are going to release 2 music videos in the animated short movies style for the songs June and Going (both from the album Back Two Me). It is supposed to happen in April and June 2020. Then, 3-4 singles with some music videos are going to be released till the end of 2020. We’re looking forward for the possibility of touring but now the world has much bigger problems then our concerts. So, we are waiting and working on the new material.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to the album Back Two Me (2020) on all the platforms below.

Please, find all necessary links inside:
https://joneser.fanlink.to/99

And the link to "MIRALINE" video:
https://youtu.be/QYY66ve3MFU

And something from our 1st album in Ukrainian:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRY3lpQK-Es&feature=youtu.be

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Please, start listen to our music with the song "Miraline" remembering my short story about its creation:

"I wrote the song Miraline 3 years ago when I had terrible trials in my life. At that time, after some very tragic events in my life (death of my father, divorce with my wife as well as a very deep midlife crisis), I started to have panic attacks and stopped sleeping at all. Waves of anxiety rolled one after another and I could not do my business. I used to wake up at 5 in the morning, trembling under the blanket and did not understand how I could survive this day.

I realized that the only thing I could do in that state was to do what I really liked. I suspended the work for half a year, bought a motorcycle, installed Cubase 9.0 on my laptop and began to learn how to create sounds online while eating tons of cherries. 

After the 2nd lesson, I made a demo recording of Miraline song, playing the guitar and singing all the vocals by myself. I was as happy as never before and hopped through the kitchen at 5 a.m. singing along to this demo record.

Within 3 weeks in the same way I wrote an album of 12 songs. I was a lawyer from Kiev and I was 38.

Now this album’s called Back Two Me".

Enjoy!
Stas Verechuk


Grunge band BISON FACE has released a new single titled "Ladybird", with an EP in the works! The band plans on playing shows later this summer as well! Find out what more was said from the band below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Bison Face was spawned out of a necessity for me to have an outlet again and became a real thing in mid 2019. I’d written a tonne of songs and wasn’t in a band of my own, just playing some session guitar and working. I’d been in a band with Alex before so we started jamming all the demos I’d written when he moved back up from Brighton last year. After a few personnel changes and a few shows, we got to where we are now. Jonny is a crazy good drummer and legend of the local scene, and Arthur is another talented local musician and exactly what we needed. It all fell into place.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

It was the name of a character I used to draw when I was younger, and also the nickname I gave my cat. No one else had it and we all dug it so it stayed!

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We all grew up in St Albans, just outside London. Right now, we have an incredible local scene, we’ve played local shows with our friends in The Mighty Orchid Kind (Jonny’s band) TV Coma and WIINK which have been killer. The local venue in St Albans does an incredible job of giving local bands a platform to play shows and build a network, we can’t thank the guys at The Horn enough. London wise Plastic Barricades and Big Spring are right up there for me.

4. How would you describe your style?

I can’t put my finger on a single genre, but it sounds like four guys with instruments that grew up listening to Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age. It’s guitar laden and the drums hit hard but in terms of style we touch on quite a broad spectrum of noise. There’s an ambient/shoegaze element to some of the new tracks but the fundamental of every song is still guitar, bass & drums. It’s all pretty loud.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far, we’ve just put out our debut single ‘Ladybird’, it’s a big melting pot of influences this band, but mainly grunge with a smattering of desert rock. It’ll make you walk a little harder, it’ll make you bang your head, and it’ll make you grin. It’s almost cinematic according to a few people.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We’re in the midst of recording an EP that we’ll put out this summer, and I’ve been writing beyond that, there’s always new music brewing. I want to expand my writing and step out of my comfort zone, but with the current lockdown getting away is proving tricky! Luckily, I live right near Forgotten Media Studios and Ben has made Ladybird and the upcoming EP possible.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We had a few UK dates lined up for May, but the unfortunate current global situation has meant all the shows have been cancelled. As soon as we can play again the dates will be up on our socials, so hopefully August we’ll hit the road again.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Aside from releasing the EP and recording the rest of the tracks we’re sitting on after that, we just want to get back out and play some more shows, it’s what we live for. Once we’ve exhausted this collection of songs, I’d like to hole up in the middle of nowhere and just play music together for a week or two, get some new ideas.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Ladybird is on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube blah blah, the usual suspects, just search Bison Face (we’re the only one!). There aren’t any physical copies yet, but when the next single and the EP comes out I’d love to get some vinyl pressed. Merch is currently on order, but again that will be all over the socials.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

That it’s real. If I ever write something that gives someone the feeling I got when I first heard Nevermind or Zeppelin III, then my work is done.



Post punk, punk rock band UGLY CLINIC have been around for a short while, releasing two single's, with an album in the works! Expect much more from this up and coming band, whose time together is barely starting..... See the chat below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Ugly Clinic was originally started by Davie (Bass player) and Pete (Guitarist) a little over a year ago. They are the most experienced (old fuckers) of the band and had played together previously in a punk covers band back in the early 2000’s. Since then Davie had came up with a few original songs and approached Pete to work on them with him and start a band with the material. They went through a few members before the drummer at the time approached Richard (guitarist) about joining and becoming the second guitarist in the band they’d been looking for. Richard got on board and implemented his classic rock style of guitar playing in with the Punk songs that were already written. The drummer then left and with the power of social media we found Jed (Drummer). The four of us quickly gelled together, with the style and songs that we were creating. We set off to do a few gigs but knew we were missing one key element in the band, a vocalist that could sing our material a lot better than what we were doing! Richard, working as a soundman for a local pub saw Chloe (Vocalist) perform in one of her cover bands and was instantly sold that she needed to be the singer and front woman of the band. Chloe instantly fell in love with the songs thus, Ugly Clinic was complete. 9 months later and we’ve played a good chunk of gigs, grown a loyal fan base, recorded our debut album and already started working on album number two!

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name? 

When it came to naming the band, at the time it was just Pete, Davie, Richard and Jed in the band. We all went away to try come up with different names. Pete being a bit of a comic book buff came up with Ugly Clinic from a Judge Dredd comic book and we were all instantly sold on it when we all brought our suggestions to the table. 

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The majority of the band come from Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland but the majority of the gigs we’ve played have been in the city of Aberdeen. The music scene up here is great. There are so many fantastic bands up in this corner of the UK, far too many to name. But as far as recommendations go, our guitarist Richard compiled a playlist on Spotify of a crap tonne of bands from the Aberdeen and surrounding area. If you go onto the Ugly Clinic Spotify page, we’ve added the playlist onto our ‘Artist Playlist’ section, hoping that any visitors to our page would go onto it and check out the other fantastic bands this area has to offer. 

4. How would you describe your style?

A multi-generational fusion of punk and rock, mixed together in an Ugly cup! The original idea of Ugly Clinic was for it to be a purely punk band, but once the different ages and styles of the members mixed, we have a band, where at the roots still has the Punk to it, but has an eclectic rock feel to it as well. 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

So far we have released two singles. Our debut single ‘Just So You Know’ and our latest single ‘Pink Speed and Tequila’. When it comes to our music we aim to have our songs stuck in your head until you have no option but to back and listen again and again. No matter the song, you won’t be able to not bop your head or tap your feet to. 

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

The two singles we’ve released so far are part of an album that we have recorded and over time we will be releasing the songs one by one. Not too quickly though as we want you feeling the need for more and more. But while we release this first batch of songs, we are already working on album No.2 which we are hoping to get started recording by the end of this year. 

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

As we’ve only been together as this complete line up for only 9 months, we are still at the stage of getting our music spread out over the country as much as possible. Unfortunately with the Coronavirus, we, like every other band out there have had our shows put on hold. We had planned a few fantastic support slots for touring bands at Krakatoa, Aberdeen and also a headline gig of our own at the Old School House in Hull. We are hoping that once all this blows over we can get back on track, rescheduling our gigs. Maybe even making our trip to Hull part of a mini tour would be great!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We are all determined to make this band be as successful as we can make it. We are going to continue to work hard at writing and releasing new material and gigging as much as we physically can, spreading our music to as much people as we can. Again, once the coronavirus all blows over we’re gonna go hard at it picking up where we left off!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Any streaming or download platform you can think of and we are on there. Whichever streaming platform you prefer, just type in Ugly Clinic and we’ll be there! Also follow us on Facebook,com/UglyClinic to know when we're about to drop a new track.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We’d like new listeners to our music to have a good time with our music. Stick the songs on, crank them up loud and have a blast with them. And remember that there's gonna be a lot more to come!


Alternative, punk, post punk band TELEVISION SUPERVISION have their album out called "Waldo", with newer music in the works! Expected shows are follow as well as more plans, as everything slowly goes as it is planned. For now though, the band goes onto further discussion about how they came to be, their music and more.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Zach Grant (Bass/backup vocals) and I met while we were in high school. We were both actually skipping class at the time. I was a Senior and he was a Freshman. I was in the school’s music room playing a song on my guitar. Zach walked by, saw me, picked up a bass, plugged in, and started playing along. Didn’t say a word. That moment led to us writing songs, starting a band, meeting our drummer Cody Rains at a show in Orlando, and ultimate tee my getting signed to Standby Records.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

When we were still in high school, I accidentally hit zach in the head with a guitar. We subsequently called ourselves “Accident”. Then briefly after that almost switched to “Boy Scout” then decided on “Officer Down!” Though due to someone else having this we then discussed about 300 new names. All of the names we came up that we liked we would put into a tier-system based on how good they were..lol they were placed into “song names, album names, and possible band names”. We ultimately decided on “Television Supervision”. We actually get heat for this name too lol we’ve had people say it’s fucked up and too complicated to say..it’s two words! Also hey we’ll take it, plenty of bands with messed up names-maybe it’ll make them remember us!

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of the Tampa Bay region, namely the Clearwater/Dunedin/Tarpon Springs areas.

4. How would you describe your style?

Honestly, we don’t fit ourselves into a particular style. Though our music would definitely fall under the large umbrella of rock music we are each heavily influenced by so many different genres, some not even touching rock. While rock lives in each of us, Cody tends to be on the heavier side while also loving rap and country. Zach’s soul is based in the pure punk and emo scenes while I am more on the pop, rock, and country sides of music going all the way back to the 70s. Having each of us with our hands in different spectrums led us to wanting to write songs of all genres, not just one. We believe this is what has set us apart from the every day band.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

 We just released our debut album, "Waldo", in January through our label Standby Records. The LP is true to the full-length stigma as it contains 14 tracks. We’ve been met with reviews that have really made us even more proud of this record than we initially were. Our goal in the construction of the album was to have just one song for every person to like-maybe they don’t like a straightforward, fast rock song and would rather have a light, easy, less-distorted track..maybe they want something heavier/darker, or maybe they love the new modern wave of pop songs..there’s a song for everyone and we know that goal has been realized due to the immediate feedback. It has been truly relieving honestly. We didn’t know how our concept would be received. Nobody has done this.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We do! In the immediate release of "Waldo" we realize that we have to keep up with today’s trends, which is to pump out tracks to stay relevant. Now, with a band we have to make sure we’re not releasing a bunch B-sides, we are very diligent in what we put together so the road is gonna be quite arduous but worth it. Fans of ours across the world can expect new music this summer.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We have done several tours in the United States. Our goal like many bands has to been to get over to Europe and we had this mapped out prior to the Corona outbreak. We will find a way though. Adapt or die.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

As alluded to prior we have set a plan going forward for new music and music  videos, the latter of which we are kind of known for at this point! So we’re really excited about this. Our tours will pick up when the Earth gets back to normal.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

We are on every streaming outlet you can think of. We also have our official merch site where you can grab all things Television Supervision!

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

We try our best to illustrate the energy we have when we perform through our music and videos and we we believe that’s what really helps us stand out.


Pop punks THE MODEL YOUTH are working upon their next full-length album, having already released an EP of sorts thus far into their short career span. For the remainder, the band plans on touring in the summer and fall, with releasing all new content as well. Find out what else the band had to talk about, as far as music goes below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The band started with just Adam back in 2012 and he sat on the name of the band and the idea for several years just waiting for the right moment and right line up. In about 2017, a group of guys came together to form what the line up used to be. Andre joined the band about a year ago after the previous lead left the band for college. Riley (our drummer) joined just after that and finally Adam, the other Adam…. Joined a few months ago after our first rhythm guitarist left, again for college. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Adam our lead singer, was sitting on a plane in 2012 and the guy sitting next time him was chatting and he said something about “the model youth” referring to the kids nowadays but the term stuck.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The pop punk scene used to be a lot better but over years has sorta died down. Surf punk is really popular right now. We really like jamming with the Aquadolls, suburban park, ten till dawn, and a few others.

4. How would you describe your style?

Its a earlier pop punk sound, going a little more poppy but for the most part our sound changes a little per song.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We've released an EP on all streaming platforms. Go check it out!!!! We got alot more coming soon!

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

YA! Were currently writing and recording a full length album. No set release date so far.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We has a bunch of shows lined up but due to the corona virus destroying humanity, all live shows have been cancelled for now.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We were really looking forward to touring this summer but mainly now its just online releases and trying to keep audience engagement.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Were on all streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple music, iTunes. Whatever you want!

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

This is what we love doing, writing, recording, and playing music. No matter what the subject matter is we have a great time doing this. So have fun with us!


Rock trio HOPOUT have been writing and recording music together since just a few years ago. But since then, they have released an EP, along with more songs being written right now! More stuff is in the works, whilst the band continues to build upon what is already made since their formation. Discover what else the band had to discuss about music and more below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Hopout is comprised of Alex Gibson, Nick Zimmerman, and Tyler Raihl.  We all began playing music at a young age, accumulating roughly fifty three years of musical experience between the three of us.  Alex and Tyler met on a high school drum line, with Tyler meeting Nick toward the end of high school.  The three of us began playing music together in 2013 and have been in multiple projects, with Hopout forming in the summer of 2016.  From there we have released an EP and a full length album, as well as touring and supporting acts including Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Less than Jake, and The Toasters. 

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

There's a long story to that, suffice to say it is a joke at the expense of a bandmate from a prior project.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band is based out of Pensacola Florida.  The underground/rock scene here is very close knit and DIY, as pensacola is primarily a country and blues scene with mostly cover bands.  Some standout local bands include Vagrants, Feed Lemon, Rise Up Lights, Brave New World, Glazed Eyes, and Luckily I’m the Hunter.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our style would best be described as Alt Rock.  We draw influence from jazz, prog, punk, metal, post hardcore, blues-really our sound is all over the place but somehow cohesive.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We released the EP “Hop into Hopout” in 2017 and we just released our full length “Some Assemble Acquired” in Jan 2020.  The sound of “Hop into Hopout” is much more raw and punk inspired, where “Some Assembly Acquired” definitely has a more refined, mature sound. 

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes! While we are not planning on any full length releases anytime soon we are working on a few songs right now and the plan is to put them out as they’re finished.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Nothing set in stone but there is some stuff in there works. Follow our Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hopouttheband/ for updates.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

For now our plan is to keep writing music and playing shows while building our online presence.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Our music is available on Spotify and most streaming services, and we have two music videos on our YouTube channel.  We do sell merchandise at our shows, and we have plans to start an online store which will first be announced on our Instagram @hopout_theband.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The name of the song so they can listen to it again!

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

<