January 2020


Alternative up and coming artist VIKA is a Russian girl from Israel now living in Los Angeles, California. Pursuing a career doing a variety of things, but especially music, being so creative and flowing with capabilities, she can take any genre and make it her own. Having only a few tracks to her name thus far, she has so much more to bring to the masses of the music scene. She herself goes into great details about her life, music, and the plans ahead of her that have yet to unfold....


1. Upon looking at YouTube channel, you have 3 videos, of three different tracks; a cover "In The Air Tonight", along with two other tracks titled "Mama" and then a "live" version of that song as well. Tell me about these songs and their accompanying music videos.

Well, Mama was the first song I wrote when I got to LA. My mom had a birthday and I couldn’t be there (again), so I decided that I want to give her a present that will make her happy. I wrote her a song and made a demo. This year, I decided to make this song an official version, so I improved it and released it as my first single. The live version is what I actually sent her which has me telling her happy birthday, that’s why there are two.

“In The Air Tonight” is a song that I like a lot, and when I decided to cover it I wanted to add a little bit of my own touch, so I rapped on the verses. The creation of the entire song happened in the studio, I was in front of a mic singing what I felt was good and it worked.

2. Will either of these tracks, be coming off an upcoming release such as an EP or album perhaps?

These tracks are staying as singles. But this year I will be releasing my first 5 song EP “Stigma”. I will be releasing the EP as singles, one every two months. I realized that for beginning artists it is a better way to start. So the first one will come out in March.

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

The EP is almost ready, I have 2 music videos in progress, another one to shoot and 2 songs at the last stages of mixing. I am very excited because this EP will be something that no one has ever expected from me. I am a social artist, I talk about women empowerment, equal rights and personal growth - to conclude it all: I’m here to break the Stigma. So this EP will be angry, emotional, honest and unexpected. I’m excited :)

4. Your bio says you're a Russian Israeli Alternative Artist, so does this mean you're from Russia? Whereabouts are you from and what is the music scene like there?

I am a Russian Israeli artist. I was born in a small town in Russia and when I was 7 years old, me and my mom moved to Israel. So most of my life I spent in Israel, but I do remember some of my days in Russia as well. The music scene in Israel is very different. I would call it Traditional - Mediteranean. But the mainstream in Israel is not the mainstream we know. In Russia the mainstream would be Russian Pop and Rap music. I do like to take influences from the russian rappers, it helps me to keep the culture in my songs sometimes.

5. How and why did you want to combine a variety of genres within music to do the style of music that you do? Why not stick to just one or two genres?

I don’t believe in “boxing” yourself. I don’t think music should have limits. I don’t think I should have them as well. I am a poet, and the most important thing to me is to pass my message. I like to collaborate with different artists from different genres because that keeps me open minded and creates magic that won’t be there if I will put myself in a box and make myself do only one. On the same page, the music industry is shifting completely, more and more acts now days cannot be defined by a certain genre anymore. Kendrick Lamar is not entirely “Hip-Hop”, Billie Eilish is not entirely “Pop”, Lil Nass is not entirely “Country”.. I can go on and on. 

6. Since living in Los Angeles as of currently, what do you find yourself doing everyday?

Living here is a big challenge, there is a lot of competition and so much of everything going on. But I use it to my advantage. I like to meet new people, I like meeting new artists and musicians and make new connections. Most of the day I am working on my music, on my YouTube channel, I’m learning, reading, practicing and whatnot. It’s so easy to lose track and don’t do much when you freelance, but I try to keep myself busy all the time. I am also currently waiting for my work visa, so when it arrives, I’ll be a bit more busy.

7. Are there any hot spots you would recommend us checking out?

All the cool places in LA are very underground. I struggled a lot with that when I just arrived here, but the more people you meet, the more places you find out about. Instead of giving a list of places I would offer to musicians to checkout the “Meetup” app/web - it’s one of the best places to network. I also suggest to join groups on Facebook, go out to networking events and go to live shows. But if you just looking to hang out, there is a cool place called “Bardot” in Hollywood. I found out about it through a friend but if you download an app called “Dice” - everything you need is there :)

8. Can you tell me about the YouTube channel and or program called "Muzz and Music"?

Muzz and Music is a YouTube channel I created for musicians like me, DIY artists that are trying to make it in the music industry. When I was in a music college, I felt like I was the only one having fears, doubts and whatnot, I felt so alone and like no one understands how intimidating this is. But the more people I talk to, I realized we all feel the same and are afraid to admit it, so I decided to create a platform that we all can talk about everything and learn from each other.

9. Have any shows or even tours lined up for the next couple of months or nothing set just yet?

I’m currently rehearsing with my band and we should be ready to go soon. Now when the EP is coming out we will definitely start going out there and spreading the message.
All the show dates and updates are always available on my website www.simplyvika.com or my socials as well. 

10. What plans do you have in-store for this year 2020?

Oh wow..I have so many plans! But I think my main one is to start growing. I’m starting to be much more active on my digital platform as well as on stage. I believe that hard work pays off. So I will keep working hard and going forward. This year is going to be amazing and I am super excited about it!


Having been together for a short while, this project HALOGRAM has surely taken off, releasing not one but three singles! More newer material is underway and should be out by the end of this year. Discover what more was said from the band below.


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

Halogram is formed by Daniel Mourihno (Bass) and myself; Javier Iglesias (guitar). We met playing at a festival back in 1997 in Galicia/Spain. We were playing in different bands at that time and coincidentally 3 years later we ended up working together, as professional musicians in the same band, touring all around Spain for 2 years. After that period Daniel moved to London but we maintained contact and it was in 2017 when we decided to start working in this project.

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

We had several proposals, including Halo and Hologram ... and we simply mixed both names into one and we liked the sound of it.

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

Daniel and I are currently living in different countries. Internet made things so easy now and we literally do all writing and recording process online. I’m based in Galicia were we have an amazing music scene with a wide list of music genres to choose. Daniel is living in London were I suppose the competition of talented bands must be serious! Dan and I are huge fans of TIRO NA TESTA, and incredible punk rock band from Galicia! Highly recommended! From UK, Daniel asked me to listen the band PURGE. I still need to check it out…apparently they have a nice fresh heavy sound.

4. How would you describe your style?

I guess the best definition of our style is progressive metal and djent.

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

We have published 3 singles so far, and I think people should not expect anything special from our works ... just listen to them without any prejudice and let get carried away by the atmosphere that we created in each composition.

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

Yes, we are working on new material, and we hope to release it before the end of this year.

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

We will consider to tour once we have enough songs for a long set and also to do it when the time is right for both as we are currently touring with other projects! Busy! Busy!!!

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

Our goals ATM are to continue writing new songs, try to get to the maximum audience as possible and to grow our fanbase.

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

People can stream/buy our music on most common music platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Deezer…) and our social media pages (Youtube, Instagram, Facebook...)

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

We would be so happy if we could transmit the same sensation that we have when Dan and I listened the final mix of each new song. It’s a really cool feeling!




Pop rock indie band MAIDON have an EP, as well as a handful of single's out and about, with more ideas on the way. Find out what the chatter is about from the band below.


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

Originally from Spain, I took part in different bands for several years. After some time off music and already settled in London, two years ago I started a new indie music project preceded by a period of fresh creativity. Maidon is singer-songwriter Aldan Torres, with close collaborator and arranger Ivan Pela in leading guitar. We both are long-term music partners and have been working on and off together.

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

It is a question many people ask. It is the combination of the first and last syllable of two English towns (Maidenhead and Clevedon).

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 in Maidenhead, Berkshire (just outside London). This is a small town where there are not much music scene and just a few pubs plan small live shows. Regarding the bands in town I strongly recommend you one called Maidon.

4. How would you describe your style?

I would say we play a mix of pop and rock music. Nowadays, it is very common that this kind of music is labeled as indie as well. We try to do powerful catchy tunes but we do not pay much attention to in which specific genre it will be included.

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

We have released ten songs up to now, our debut was an EP containing three tracks and the rest have been dropped periodically as singles. You could find on them well-crafted pop-rock songs with a find production and melodies that will get stuck on your mind. I definitely you have to give a listen to Maidon.

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

As restless musicians we are always working on ideas and carefully developing the ones we consider they have the best potential. Actually, we are honing six new tunes that will be recorded when they are ready.

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

This is something we would love and it has been on of our main targets from the beginning of the project. There are no dates right now but we are pushing for a proper tour to introduce the band to fans and media.

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

Our plan is very clear, we would like to thrive in this business and end up being able to make a living in music. We are going to carry on writing songs, working properly to get an even better sound and trying to reach as many people as possible. But one thing is what you plan and another thing what it really turns out, let's hope both things coincide this time.

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

You can listen to our music and/or buy it in all digital platforms. You can also listen and have more information on our official social media profiles and on our website (www.maidon.co.uk).

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

The way it made them feel, that pleasant sensation where you think; this is making my day, I want to listen to more stuff of these guys.


Hard acoustic melodic rockers ELECTRIC BLACK have an all new album out currently, with massive touring plans to take place this spring or come the fall. Their follow-up album is already in the works, writing taking place as always. The band goes into talks about how they came together and the music that they have created since forming.


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

Electric Black were formed originally in 2014 (approx.) by Ali Shiach (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonny Bryant (lead guitar/backing vocals). The band evolved though various lineups until early 2018 when Ryan Trotman was inducted as a permanent Bass player, joined shortly after by Matt Butler on drums. Ryan and Matt had played together in a previous band so their musical and social bond was evident. It didn’t take long for the 4 members to develop great chemistry on and off stage.

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

The name Electric Black is hopefully representative of our sound, evoking powerful imagery. It came from nowhere particular, we just thought it had a ring.

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 in north Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire. The local scene is very strong and diverse. James Bay (of hat-wearing acoustic pop fame) is from hitchin. Artists currently on the scene worth checking out are Waste (from Stevenage), Cara Beard, Kelvin Davies, Drew Jam and NOVA.

4. How would you describe your style?

Electric Blacks style could be described as classically influenced melodic rock with a modern edge. There’s blues influence in our sound right through to metal nuances. Vocals are clean and expansive. There’s a lot of groove to our sound and very little thrash, think Jet, Rival Sons, Black stone cherry etc.

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

We released our debut album "The Calm Before" November 2019 to positive critical acclaim (Powerplay mag 9/10, Classic rock mag 7/10). We have no plans to release anything this year but writing is an ongoing process, so I guess you could say album 2 is already in the making?!

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

We will be touring nationwide either spring or autumn 2020. We have a selection of standalone gigs and festival slots already in the books, keep an eye on our socials for all those announcements. We’re also shooting a music video for our lead album track ‘Love is a light (for the lost)’ in February out for release in March.

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

Electric Black can be heard, streamed and bought on Apple music, Amazon music, Deezer and Spotify. Merch can be purchased from our big cartel page: electricblack.bigcartel.com. Our socials are:

Facebook: Electric Black
Instagram: @electric_black
Twitter: @electricblack3

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

The thing we’d really like people to think when they first hear our music is "Fuck yeah". We like making music people can get stuck into, shake a leg or nod their head to and just feel empowered - ‘Driving music’ so to speak. Lyrical/musical/production appreciation can (hopefully) follow, but that initial wow factor epitomises a good song in our opinion.


Instrumental metal band ALTOSTRATUS have been together, for a while now releasing content and playing shows as well of course. But what makes such a unique concept of music take off, well the band discloses the music and the band details below.


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

Altostratus began in 2015 with Jack (drums) and myself (Alex, guitar) writing/recording some Periphery inspired demos together in our hometown of Berwick-upon-Tweed. We’ve been friends since we were about 13 and had a close musical relationship since then, although we had mostly played covers in a wedding band, in private we played metal covers of Killswitch Engage, Bullet for my Valentine and Lamb of God. It wasn’t until 2013 when we became fascinated with modern progressive metal bands such as Intervals, Periphery, and Tesseract. These inspired us and our demos, and those demos turned into what is the Altitude EP (2015). This EP was a project we were persuaded to do for our hometown friend Jordan Bruce as his final major music production for university in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He also introduced us to his like-minded course mate Andrew Smith (bass) who we instantly had great a rapport with and got him to record bass on the EP. The three of us decided to make this a band and so we searched for a second guitarist to complete the line-up. That’s where Jordan Harris (guitar) came in, who funnily enough we found on YouTube! The three of us had been watching his guitar videos for some time until one day we checked his profile and noticed he lived really close to Newcastle. We were too shy so we got Jordan Bruce to message him on behalf of the band, some messages were exchanged and then we met him for a jam followed by a viewing of Mad Max: Fury Road with the rest of the boys...  since then we’ve been best friends and have gigged all over the UK.

For a brief time we had hoped to secure a vocalist in the band, but after some auditions we found that it really wasn’t working out and because the way our writing was going, it meant there was little space for a vocalist. We’ve been working on our debut album - Complete the Connection - for the past few years and are now finally about to release it !

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

Jack actually came up with that one. The name is inspired by cloud formations and the fact it’s always cloudy where we come from. A wealth of imagery and meaning can be attached to it depending on how deeply you want to look at it, like with our music.

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 were based out of Newcastle-upon-Tyne until recently, now we’re all spread out across England (Manchester, London, Berwick). Back in Newcastle there are some great bands though and a good scene emerging for math/prog rock music. I’d highly recommend alt-prog band Cauls, instrumental prog-metal trio Eunoia, and a super cool progressive rock band we’re playing with in April called Xero (check them out).

4. How would you describe your style?

Widdly guitars, fast-paced riffs, djenty breakdowns, moody clean breaks and catchy melodies.

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

We released our debut EP Altitude in 2015, but more recently we’ve released two singles from our upcoming album called “Hosnian Prime” and “Zephyr”. These newer songs are faster paced and more dynamic than our old EP, but what you can expect of our music is intense, riff-based compositions that are laced with hooks, melody and groove.

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

Our debut album Complete the Connection is out on the 7th of February. We spent a large portion of the writing process making sure that the pace of the record as a whole worked from start to finish, and that every song has it’s own identity. It features our heaviest parts to date, as well as a grander, almost post-rock feel throughout. We paid close attention to what every chord says and how every section feels. It’s taken us this long to release as no compromises have been made in regards to composition, and we have spent countless hours discussing very minor details. This has accumulated to create a very nuanced, dynamic – and what we believe to be – epic piece of music.

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

Yes we do, we’re playing at the Head of Steam in Newcastle on the 5th of February for our album launch party, it’s going to be a free show with hopes to get as many happy people headbanging on a a Wednesday night as possible. Then we’ll be hitting the road in April for a 7 date tour with tech-death band Pravitas. They are great fun guys and we’ve toured with them before so we’re very excited about it. We’ll also be hooking up with amazing bands such as The Mechanist, Xero, Chiasmata, Centrillia, and Withdrones. We’ll be playing in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Berwick, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham. and London. You can pickup tickets from our website!

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

Following the release of our album we plan to play as many shows as we can and to get back to writing music again. A lot of our album is very old to us and we’re ready to craft a new sound for our next release and see where the rabbit hole takes us this time.

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

You can hear us on all streaming platforms (Spotify, Deezer, Bandcamp, Apple Music etc), as well as YouTube and directly from our website. You can purchase physical/digital album copies from there, as well as merch, guitar tabs, and tour tickets! Just head over to www.altostratusband.com.

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

I’d say listen closely, as there are some Easter eggs and subtleties in our music that make it a lot more meaningful. Our new album Complete the Connection is a journey through varying sound worlds that take place in a deeply connected universe. It’s not a concept album as such, but if the listener pays close attention they will hear the motifs, relationships, overarching themes throughout the album. It might take a few listens to get them, but I’d like to think that it will make for a richer listening experience.


Alternative go getters TERRIBLE ORANGE THINGS is a recent up and coming addition to the music scene. With a couple of releases so far out there, and a debut EP coming soon, the band wants to continue to release music and go out and play for the crowds awaiting them! Find out what more was discussed from the band's words below.


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

Terrible Orange Things started in the winter of 2019 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. (Small town about an hour north of Philly). We are comprised of Donovan O’Rourke on vocals & bass, James Buniak on guitar and Simon Wernovsky on drums.

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

Long story short, it involves of a bunch of young dumb kids hallucinating under a tree in backyard while their friend was scaring them by eating leaves aggressively.

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 primarily based around Doylestown but James still lives in Allentown, PA. Couple of great local Allentown bands you should check out are Summer Scouts and Visionary.

4. How would you describe your style?

Former defenders of pop punk.

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

We have released two original singles with accompanying music videos and a cover of “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi most recently.

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

Yes, we will be releasing our debut EP, “Lovely Sounds for Lonely Times” later this spring.

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

We have our first full band show coming up on April 4th. We will be opening for Goldfinger and The Suicide Machines at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. We are incredibly excited.

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

Our primary focus is completing/releasing our EP and to continue to book shows in the region after April.

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

All major streaming platforms and TerrribleOrangeThings.com.

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

If nothing else, I would hope that people felt something authentic or genuine in the words, emotions and intentions of the songs.


SPRINTS are back – the raw and raucous post-punk four-piece from Dublin are proud to announce their upcoming third single ‘Kissing Practice’, due for release on Feb 14th.

Recorded and mixed by Daniel Fox (Girl Band), Kissing Practice is a ferociously fast, punchy and guitar fueled song about sonder, melancholy and the mundanity of everyday life.

The Dublin four piece will celebrate the launch of the single with an already sold out headline show with MCD Productions in Whelan’s on February 22nd. With a spot also secured on the Other Voices Music Trail in Ballina, SPRINTS are sure to be a hot feature on the festival circuit in 2020.

Combining guitar driven hooks with emotive lyricism, SPRINTS unique rock sound has quickly gained the attention of music industry leaders both in Ireland and abroad. Taking elements from grunge, punk and beyond they're a band that live for live performance and thrive on stage.

Comprised of Karla Chubb, Colm O’Reilly, Sam McCann and Jack Callan, SPRINTS enjoyed a successful 2019 with the release of their first two singles ‘Pathetic’ and ‘The Cheek’. Featured as Track of the Day on Clash Magazine, Joe.ie and RTE 2FM – the band have been championed by leading Irish Music experts such as Dan Hegarty.

“With potent songwriting that packs a real punch, their punk-etched sound is visceral while hiding a natural knack for melody. It’s the kind of attitude laden grunge nugget Garbage made their own and Wolf Alice seek to emulate” - Clash Music

“With a mixture of honesty and grit, SPRINTS are a beautiful snapshot of punk music in Ireland right now; raw, rambunctious, and going to be big.” - Atwood Magazine

“These guys are my new favourite band. The Cheek is a song so good it suits any occasion” Dan Hegarty, 2FM

“The Cheek is a slap to the face post-punk track with alt-rock edges” John Barker, 98FM

"Karla Chubb’s powerful vocals command attention and submerge you in her rich depths and fiery attitude.” - Indie Buddie

Find more about SPRINTS at

Spotify
www.instagram.com/sprintsmusic
www.sprintsmusic.com
www.facebook.com/sprintsmusic
www.soundcloud.com/sprintsmusic
www.twitter.com/sprintsmusic

Notes from the songwriter on ‘Kissing Practice’:

Written from the perspective of an observer watching a crowds night unfold in a bar, Kissing Practice explores the everyday mundanity of life and how some people can find bliss in ignorance.

I always seem to be in a state of existential crisis, like I have to know what the meaning of it all is. Surely there is more to life than just waking up, going to work, meeting friends, going to bed and repeating the process day in and day out? Why are we here? What is the bloody point? While some friends seem to laugh it off and say relax, don’t try to be so deep, just enjoy it - I grow jealous. How is it that sometimes people can switch off their heads and stop worrying, but I can’t seem to?

So, Kissing Practice is a song that was originally born out of jealousy. Jealousy for the people who knew what they wanted out of life and just went for it or just were able to relax and enjoy it. Whether it was to settle down and have kids, or to get a good job and see the world, I’ve always been incredibly jealous of people who have known who they are and where they are going, because that’s all I wanted too.

I guess growing up queer I never really thought I could even think of getting married, having kids or even consider any of those ‘traditional’ goals, so you throw yourself into this abyss of trying to figure out who the hell you are or who you can be. So, you spend the rest of your 20s trying to piece it all back together, now that everything is possible, but you feel even more lost than you did in the first place.

Aside from that, this alternative garage rock band SPRINTS have a few singles under their belts, with more to come real soon. The band got together to talk about their music and a bit of a history behind the band.


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

Sprints formed in late 2019, with our debut single coming out in April and it’s been a whirlwind since. Long time friends, Jack and Colm had previously played in bands for year. They met Karla through mutual friends and began playing in bands for a number of years. In 2018 they recruited Sam, another mutual friend, and began sprints on 2019 over a mutual love of loud energetic guitar fueled music.

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

We went through about 50 different names. Decide in a name is always the best and worst part. We wanted something that was representative of the  music - quick, fast, energetic. Sprints was a random word that popped into my head on the way to band rehearsal. It seemed to stick well, rolled off the tongue and most importantly, we all agreed it worked. It stuck ever since.

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’re all Irish and based in Dublin. Dublin and Ireland have always been extremely creative places. While a lack of venues and funding for the arts can leave artists frustrated, and creatives are under threat from rising rents and lack of resources, but the talent here is undeniable. There is a resurgence in the rock and punk scene. Bands like Nerves, Tribal Dance and Love Buzz are leading the way. Fontaine’s and Pillow Queens have already broken through and we’re hoping to follow suit.

4. How would you describe your style?

Punchy, raw and raucous. We want to write loud angry music you can also dance to.

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

Emotive and honest lyricism, motoric rhythm and beefy bass. We like to write songs that are full of energy and rawness. It’s always fast, always passionate and always sprints.

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

We’re gearing up to release our third single "Kissing Practice" on Feb 14th. Following that we are hitting the studio in March to record 2 or 3 more songs to release during the year.

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

Currently focused on building a base in Ireland. Playing a. Sold out show in Whelans on Feb 22nd followed by a slot at the iconic Other Voices festival. Hopefully will feature in festivals over the summer also.

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

We’d like to continue to put out as much music as possible. We’re constantly writing and love creating new music. We hope to play festivals and eventually do a live tour, playing live is where we get our energy and adrenaline from. The songs are born for a crowd and we want to keep playing them.

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

Available on all streaming platforms under SPRINTS and on all social media channels under @sprintsmusic.

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

Emotion. No matter what one it is, everyone song is written and based on a real story or event. Everything is honest and raw. If you come away feeling anything - we’ve done our job.


Together the band Young Medicine and Essenger have recruited one another to create a synth rock combination, of Young Medicine's live instrumentation and aggressive chorus vocalization, adding a powerful edginess to Essenger's synth production styling. Thus creating a collaboration of the vampire cult classic film "The Lost Boys", titled as it were as "Lost Boys". Hear the track HERE.


Heavy rock n' rollers MONDO BEAR became a project, just a short while ago, having all new material in the works and set to be out soon enough. The band caught up to disclose the matters behind themselves and the music they have created.


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

Mondo Bear as a project began sometime in 2018, as the culmination of another project by our drummer Vebjorn and singer/guitarist Erik. With two new members, Anders on guitar and Sondre on bass, we quickly started writing these longer, slow songs. Most of the process was taking song ideas and adding some kind of ambiance and atmosphere to them. Using different effects to carve out a sound that we felt happy with. The first album is a collection of the first songs we’ve written together that we thought sounded good enough for an album. It’s an amalgam of our different tastes in music.

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

Like most bands we really struggled finding a cool name. So we were for a period called Take Us Up. Luckily we had the insight to ditch that moniker and go for something "cooler". Mondo, is a California surf term, meaning big or huge. It’s also used by a couple of stoner/psych bands. So the California connection made sense because our lyrics at the time seemed to orbit around the ideas of fame, death and crime. Concepts that are very present in the California/Hollywood mythos, as well as having a song on the album called Hollywood. Bear.. because bears are cool. And our sound is sort of huge and sluggish at times, and while often steady and calm, carries the potential for some violent outbursts.

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 live in the Norwegian, small, but also large city of Trondheim. The music scene in Trondheim is great, although none of the booking agents at the different venues ever answer any emails (common problem). The music and culture scenes are really vibrant. It’s cold and grey a lot, but the city is beautiful and the people here are really great. There’s a plethora of local bands that are noteworthy. Motorpsycho is of course a huge influence on anything rock/prog/stoner/psych-ish related. Pom Poko is another great group. They are an outfit of young jazz musicians playing crazy, vibrant rock/indie music. Most of the contemporary jazz, rock and indie scenes in Trondheim have something to offer. Many of the bands end up moving to Oslo when they get a bit bigger, but come back here every so often.

4. How would you describe your style?

Heavy psychedelic rock with lots of ambiance, space and drive. We’re constantly evolving and getting better. It’s a really fun type of music to play, between the rigid song structures and the possibilities for improvisation. 

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

So far we’ve released our first single Buzzy, and we’re looking forward to our second single Infamous, on January 31st. Then on February 21st, our full length debut album will be out through High Ten. The record will be an extension on the sound from the two singles with a few surprises, given the variety in song styles on the record. From the calmer, ambient songs to the fuzzed out psychedelic stuff, or the heavier rock songs.

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

Yes, always. We are in the process of writing the next batch of songs. They will probably turn into another album for us to record this fall. The new songs are coming along very nicely, a definite evolution in our sound and playing. This time we’re playing them next to the songs from the album, so it’s fun to hammer them out and then try them live. So far the new stuff has been received very well.

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

We have our release gig for the album in march here in Trondheim, then we’re setting our sight on the rest of the large and large-ish cities in Norway and Scandinavia. Further touring is a goal as soon as we get the record out.

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

Playing as much as possible, as loud as possible, as often as possible.

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

We’re on Spotify and a few other streaming services. Merch and hopefully a vinyl version of the record is still in the future, though probably not that far. All updates from the band can be found through Instagram and Facebook.

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

The feeling and atmosphere. Hopefully you find yourself on a little journey while listening to the songs or the whole album. There’s a lot of detail in this kind of music, so it might take a second to digest. That’s the type of music we like, where you can listen to an album a hundred times and always find some new minute thing that surprises you. We hope people have some of that experience with our music as well.


Industrial, experimental dark ambient post punk goth act ATTRITION, have quite a bit of content since their formation. Currently their newest album is out, with a single to boot, as well as the band have plans for all new shows across numerous places for this year. Find out what more was said in the chat below.


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

ATTRITION started way back in December 1980… so this year we will be enjoying our 4oth anniversary… but first we are releasing the new single… The Great Derailer… and album, The Black Maria…and continuing our shows around the world… ATTRITION has been through various line up changes but always centred on founder Martin Bowes… these days often with guest musicians. We have released many albums over the years and toured all over the place….  Its been a wonderful journey…

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

It was inspired by a fascination with World War One… known as a war of ATTRITION…. Partly as my Grandad  was wounded on the Western Front in Belgium in 1917. In 2015 we made an album of WW1 war poetry set to ambient soundtracks…. “Millions of the mouthless dead” . Even having the honour of having Wolfgang Flur from Kraftwerk as a guest reader on one track.

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 from Coventry, England, although moved around a bit in the eighties and lived in London and Holland for a while… Coventry has a great local scene these days with post punk bands such as Futumche and Wolf Suit I would really rate.

4. How would you describe your style?

Its been many years and different influences, and albums from upbeat electronics to dark ambient soundtracks… ATTRITION has always reached out into the darkness… but there is light there if you look hard enough.

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

Around 25 albums, including live albums and remixes… and a horror film score, Invocation, that featured on an indie US film, and has also been performed live in the UK, Canada, Germany…and most famously in Transylvania in 2018.

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

Yes always…the new album The Black maria and first single from that is The Great Derailer
https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-derailer.

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

We have just come back from our first tour in Japan…4 shows there… we loved it and will go back…the next shows planned are in the UK, South America, Canada and more European cities.

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

Well I will complete the new album and then as always look for new works and collaborations sometimes…. It’s a wonderful journey making music…there will always be something new.

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

It is available on all the streaming platforms (Spotify/itunes/Amazon etc) and for all the physical releases and merchandise do go to our official bandcamp site…https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/.

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

The feeling…. What it says to you…. How you react to it…. this... Thank you so much for the interview! Do check out our other official sites too. All the best, Martin Bowes. Coventry, England. 2020.

www.attrition.co.uk
www.facebook.com/ATTRITIONMUSIC
http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/
www.youtube.com/user/attrition
https://twitter.com/attritionuk
https://sptfy.com/attrition
www.thecagestudios.co.uk


Rock, alternative, progressive go getters INDIGO STORM is a trio of musicians, whose time has been great thus far. The band has gone on to self-release an EP and have an all new EP coming forth real soon. Aside from the new tunes, the band plans to play shows and just want to build upon the fan base currently building whilst also writing more music as they do best. Find out what the band had to say from the chat below!


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

Looking to form a progressive rock trio, we (CJ Jones, Ryan Slayton, and David DeWolfe) got together during the summer of 2017.  Having played with a variety of other bands in the local music scene, we developed a mutual respect for each other’s musicianship.  Within days of a few informal jam sessions, we recognized our musical chemistry and Indigo Storm was born.

CJ Jones (guitarist/vocalist):   I got my first guitar when I was 7 and was performing by the time I was 9.   I knew early on that I didn’t want to perform as a solo artist -   I wanted to be in a band with like-minded musicians. 

Ryan Slayton (drummer):  I started with orchestra in 4th grade, trumpet in 5th grade, and percussion (like my dad) in 6th grade. I grew as a player in high school, (playing in percussion ensemble, marching band and jazz band) and found my way into a band with CJ in 10th grade. A lineup change and a few years later, here we are!

David De Wolfe (bassist/vocalist):  The summer before my freshman year of high school, my best friend sent a video of him playing the worst rendition of ‘Chapter Four’ by Avenged Sevenfold  ever -  but I sat in awe thinking it was the most righteous action on the planet. He told me I was going to pick up bass and that we were going to start a band. When I started playing it felt second nature, I loved playing. I quickly became involved in bands - first a thrash metal band, then a progressive metal band, then here I am with Indigo Storm.

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

"Indigo Storm" just seemed to be a good fit.  We are like three Indigo minds - curious, creative, and sometimes perceived by friends and family as a little strange. 

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 Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky with a healthy and diverse music scene.  On any given night you can find live music to suit your preferred genre -  be it Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Jazz, Country, or Progressive Metal.

4. How would you describe your style?

We consider our music to be progressive alternative/ progressive metal.  Our sound is driven by a fascination with the rhythmic complexity and intricacy found in progressive music.  You can hear influences from bands such as Tool, Rush, Chevelle, Alice In Chains, Perfect Circle.

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

Working with Grammy Award winning Producer/Songwriter Skidd Mills of Skiddco Music in Nashville, we will be releasing the first single from our upcoming EP - "Metric" on February 3rd.  In 2018, prior to joining the Skiddco Music Roster, we released a self-produced EP of early material.  We are excited to share how our sound has evolved with this new EP.

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

See answers to #5.

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

We are currently playing shows locally and regionally.  We really enjoy performances and connecting with listeners.  We are considering a possible tour on the near future.   

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

We are very excited about our partnership with Skiddco Music and can’t wait for everyone to hear the new material.  We plan to play shows, hopefully build our fan base, and keep writing music.  We are musical brothers and indigo minds so the future looks promising. 

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

You can find us on all platforms such as:

Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0jwtY9QnEopkK4nI9McYDk.

Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Indigo_Storm_Metric?id=Buvkrwzm3v3xznohvecktxpvhkm.

iTunes
https://music.apple.com/us/album/metric-single/1495331026?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4.

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Metric-Indigo-Storm/dp/B083WBGCR7/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Indigo+Storm&qid=1579436160&s=dmusic&search-type=ss&sr=1-1.

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

We really enjoy creating music together and we want our listeners/audiences to feel that – to become part of what we are giving.  We put a lot of thought into what we write and want listeners to feel the honesty and - hopefully - make an emotional connection that will bring them back wanting more.


Alternative progressive rock band LOST IN MAJORITY have two albums along with an all new EP release titled "The Age of Lies", and have plans to write even newer songs soon enough. But besides that release, the band is set to play a show in a few month's with more shows to follow in the fall. Otherwise the band did take sometime to talk about all of this stuff and much more below!


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

We already had the first jams in 2002, but it was 2003 when we put ourselves in a rehearsal room as a band. And yeah, we were bloody beginners. Some of us just started to learn the instrument with the band. Herb, who until then had only made electronic music, could play the piano, but wanted to develop himself on the guitar. Gerald, who could actually play the guitar, wanted to concentrate more on the vocals. So it took some time until we found ourselves as a band. But it was a good mix of a lot of fun and hard work.

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

For a long time we wanted to make every decision unanimously. Anyone could veto it. So we always had majorities, but very often we didn't reach a decision. I can no longer say how many name proposals we had, but there was actually always someone who vetoed them. At that point we were pretty frustrated and Lost in (the) majority.

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

Lost in Majority is based near Vienna, the capital of Austria. Austria is very famous for its music. And so it’s no surprise that the Austrian music scene is very alive. For some time now there has been a trend towards German music. But Austria is also a very small country. The Austrian market is therefore not interesting for the major players. Apart from pop from the 80's until today there are also very few radio stations that would play alternative music. That's why a lot of Austrian bands try to succeed in Germany. The most famous Austrian band right now is “Bilderbuch”. They played in Austria for many years, but only became really famous in Germany.

4. How would you describe your style?

We think that it is hard to describe our style. No matter where you’d put us, we won’t really fit in. For some time we described our sound “Alternative Rock” but if you listen to all those Alt-rock Bands, they do not really sound like we do. We do have some Progressive Rock influences, but we are definitely not a common Prog-rock Band either. Maybe Progressive Alternative Rock might fit best?

We honestly don’t know. But apart from Headlines, we have a big focus on melodies. We always want to make good songs. And of course we still like our guitars distorted. Most of our songs are heavily influenced by classical music. So we often use the piano and synths. If you listen to our songs you will see that we try to keep it diversified. There is not “the one song” that could describe how we sound.

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

Lost in Majority has released two albums. The first one's raw charm is captivating from the first seconds. It was partly homemade, partly recorded in a studio but wholeheartedly produced to rock.

The second LP "Falling To Ashes" was a big step forward songwriting- and production-wise.
In only eight songs we tried to break through genre boundaries but also to deliver a mainstream record in the best sense of the word.

We hope and we believe that our music affects our audience in multiple ways. On the one hand we hope that the songs we have put our hearts and souls into thrill our crowds on the same level it thrills us playing them. On the other hand we hope that our messages of social-, human- and environmental justice spark new ideas and perspectives in as many people as possible.

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

There's a long list of ideas and song designs or riffs, but we've put all the best finished songs on our new EP “the age of lies”. It was hard work to make this EP sound as great as possible. But we are really looking forward to write new songs again.

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

There will be an EP release show on 15.5.2020 in the AERA Vienna. We have a very good reason why we will not play a gig until then. Our drummer is about to have his third child. There will be gigs in fall 2020 though.

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

The most important thing for us as a band has always been that we have fun making music together. As mentioned earlier, we will work on new songs. If you listen to our music you’ll see that our sound has changed already. We want to continue to change and perhaps become even bolder in the future. We want to write music that does not always adhere to common conventions. But definitely not as an end in itself, we still attach great importance to good songwriting.

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

We will release some of our songs on “the age of lies” in the next month. Our EP will be released on 15.5.2020. You can get our music on all major platforms. Be sure to follow our social media channels so you cannot miss anything.

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

First of all we hope that we can make you all feel what we feel when we play the songs. We’d like to pass on the energy and emotion. And of course, if you pay attention to our lyrics, you know, that we care a lot about what’s going on all around us these days. Sometimes we get asked why we don’t make happy songs. Of course, cheerful songs have their justification, but if we have the opportunity to say something, then we also want it to have meaning. In our songs we try to figure out who we are and in what kind of environment we are living in. In recent years, the impression is growing that we are reaching our limits. We want to help create awareness within the scope of our possibilities. So we hope, that our listeners also pay attention to what we want to say.


Context act IMPVLSE released their debut EP "Vice Versa", pushing it for all it is worth, besides always working on all new music as it see's fit. Some shows are in the works but right now a break is needed for the meanwhile. The band goes into great discussion about themselves, music, and wanting to get themselves out there for all to hear!


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

Everything started off with Jason (Lead Guitar) scrolling through a comment section under a 9gag post to randomly stumble over a funny comment. This comment was posted by Marcel (Bass) and just out of curiosity Jason found out that Marcel was also obsessed with heavy music and coincidentally lived around the area. After contacting Marcel and sharing the desire to form a band they went looking for other members to complete the formation. A couple of months later we found Dave (Drums) in a Facebook group looking to join a band and Tom (Rhythm Guitar) who went to the same school as Marcel. In September 2015 we all finally met in a rehearsal room of a friend to jam for the first time. The jam sessions became a weekly routine where we got to know each other, created our first songs and laid the foundation for the band.

 After just playing as an instrumental band in our rehearsal until 2017 we decided to look for a vocalist and shot a music video for our song "Curious Minds" to attract a fitting voice. After a couple of different auditions with singers Chris (Vocals) came along and we felt that he was the right fit for our songs. In the coming months, the instrumental songs came to life with Chris' vocals. Since then we started playing shows around the area and building a name for ourselves in the region. 2019 marked the most exciting year for us as we started playing concerts outside of our area and had the chance to play a tour in Russia. Last year also meant the release of the music video to our song "Lost Latitudes" and the release of our first EP "Vice Versa" that just came out in November.


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

The story of our name IMPVLSE is rather unexciting as we were just looking for something that sounded cool to us and doesn't put us in a box. We wanted a name that doesn't bind us to a certain genre or scene, that gives us freedom of what we can become. We want to give our name meaning by the music we create.

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 Nuremberg, even though none of us currently live there as we live in the surrounding cities. We started off in Nuremberg with our first rehearsal room and our first shows, so we have a strong connection to the city. There are many other local bands with a similar style like ours in this region, which makes it hard to book good shows as the venues have a huge demand. However, it is a great place to be for a young band because there are many people that have an interest in heavy local music and you often get invited by befriended bands, so the scene is alive in Nuremberg, that’s for sure. There are a lot of local bands that deserve a shout out but the first ones that come to mind are our friends in Vermilion (Alternative Rock), Revanchist (Metal) and Drown The Sun (Metalcore/ Djent).

4. How would you describe your style?

Our music draws inspiration from many different sources but can overall be summed up as Progressive Metalcore. We try to connect ambient and cinematic ingredients with progressive elements to finally put it into a Metalcore context. The result, we feel like, is a variety of songs with every track having its own character, atmosphere, and emotion.

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

As already mentioned, we just have released our first EP called "Vice Versa" out in November last year. The EP is the accumulation of four years of work and gives you a clear idea of who we are as a band right now and how we got there. You can expect music with depth and meaning, music that is in its core very atmospheric and melodic but can also be very rough and aggressive.

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

Currently, we are not in the studio to work on new music since we just recently released the "Vice Versa" EP, but we are always working on new music. Some songs and lyrics are already written, and we are planning another EP for early 2021. We are sure that there will be another single coming up until the release of the EP.

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

Right now, we are taking a little break from playing shows. We will continue with some shows around our city in February. In summer we will play some festivals in Germany and we are super stoked for our show at the "Rock im Park" Festival in Nuremberg, which will definitely be our biggest show so far. Additionally, we are planning to go on tour in the fall of 2020, but there’s nothing to be announced yet.

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

In the future, we plan to write more music, play more shows and continue to build our fan and listener base. It’s hard to predict how the future will pan out as things always come differently as expected, especially in the early stages of a band. But be sure that we will keep moving forward and keep up our efforts.

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

You can listen to our music on all available platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon,... In case you are interested in buying some of our merch or the EP, check out the store on our website www.impvlse.de. We appreciate every kind of support!

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

This is a tough question because everyone looks for something else when they are listening to music. We think our music is special because of the atmosphere we create. Every single instrument plays its part to create the emotions the songs manage to convey. The vocals are complimented by expressive instrumentals that carry the lyrics and the story that they tell. We want the listener to remember the atmosphere and emotion, we want them to feel connected.


Irish 4 piece band PERALIS have been hard at work releasing an assortment of singles, all leading to the release of their debut EP. Shows are in the works as well in the next couple of months, with so much more content as possible it's such an exciting year for them indeed. Find out about all the joy from the band's chat below.


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

Peralis comprises of members from three successful Irish Heavy Rock/Metal bands ‘Kerouac’, ‘Marabou’ and ‘Syllian Rayle’. With our years of experience, high intensity live shows and critically acclaimed releases during our time spent in the aforementioned bands we have been lucky enough to hit the ground running. Peralis spent the last few months writing songs and shaping a sound that will keep fans of Keroauc, Marabou and Ritual Effect very, very happy but the new expansion in sound scape will open the doors to new further reaching audiences. On Vocals and lead guitar we have Ren Marabou formally Kerouac and Marabou, also on vocals and guitar we also have AJ Peralis, bass we have Kalebh Grocock formally Marabou and on drums we have Moe Curtin formally Syllian Rayle.

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

The story behind the band name is a simple one yet not one you’d usually expect to hear from a Metal band. I was on tour in Spain with a previous band of mine called Kerouac. I was in a little coffee shop and on comes this song with a lovely Spanish guitar intro, I asked the guy at the till ‘who is that playing? ‘Jose Luis Perales’,  ‘A very famous Spanish singer’ he said. The name Perales always stuck in my mind so years later when we were brain storming names for the band Perales was on the list, I discovered then that an alternative spelling was Peralis and the rest is history. (Ren Marabou)

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 an Irish band. Half of the band are based in Dublin where we rehearse, and the other half are up the top of the country in the lovely Donegal. There are great music scenes everywhere you look in Ireland and the talent is immense. Every scene has extremely talented musicians. Our brothers in ‘Tapped’ are definitely a band you should check out and on the heavier side of things check out our bro’s in Ritual Effect and Crossfire. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Pulling influence from all rock and metal genres the Peralis sounds is heavy yet dynamic and melodic. We love a good riff and a heavy groove.

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

Our debut release is set for the end of January 2020 via BMJ Records UK. We are releasing a double A-Side single ‘Primal Self’ and ‘Contort, Thrive, Survive’. Both songs will be released with official music videos and will be available on all major platforms, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, Amazon Music, YouTube(Ren Marabou Channel) etc. 

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

After the release of our upcoming singles we will start preparing for the studio to begin work on our debut EP. We are planning a summer release and are very much looking forward to filming more music videos for some of the tracks on the EP. 

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

We have some exciting shows in the coming months that we can’t wait for some of which are Fibber Magees Dublin on the 16th of March, Iron Mountain Festival Leitrim 1st of May and Swell Festival May 3rd Aranmore Island. 

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

The tale end of 2019 was an amazing time for the band with an enormous amount of support from people in the industry and our ever-growing fan base which we are very grateful for. Now in 2020 we plan to give back to our supporters with as many shows, releases and content as possible. It’s gonna be an exciting year in the Peralis camp.

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

At the moment you can check us out on Facebook and the Ren Marabou YouTube Channel but by the end of January 2020 you’ll be able to find our music on all major platforms and from our own website.

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

As a band we write what it is we would like to hear from the lyrics to the instrumentation. It is important to us that while listening to our songs people experience emotions that will make them want to listen back time and time again.  We would love our first time listeners to remember the honesty, determination, grit and energy that we try to convey through our music. Also we’d like them to remember some wicked hooks as they realize that we are their new favorite band.     


Dark pop rock band FOX VIOLET have a few singles out and about, with an EP in the process currently! Plans are already set for the band to play aimlessly this year because they enjoy playing extensively and live in front of a crowd! Find out what else has been said from the band below.


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

Fox Violet was started by myself, Thea just over a year ago. It used to be another project and evolved over time into Fox Violet. I was looking for a sound that felt like lucid dreaming but with a bite. Last year Phoebe (vox/violin) Max (bass) and Tito (guitars) joined the project and we have all evolved together. It’s been an amazing journey so far. We are currently working on new music.

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

Fox Violet combines and stands for a number of things; violets symbolize fragility and delicacy and as a color represent dreams. Foxes are fierce, nocturnal and majestic. The combination of both of these stands for an obsession with lucid dreaming and nostalgia, existing at the pinnacle between sleep and wake but with a fierce commitment to truth.

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 LA. There are so many to mention that we love! Little Galaxies are a fav of ours. Its super nice to develop friendships with other bands.

4. How would you describe your style?

Definitely 90's influenced, grunge with a spice. Phoebe came up with the term ‘princess goth’ and we love that. We definitely love black but with a fun twist.

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

Right ow there are 4 singles out. The sound is dreamy and ambient but also with a dark pop-rock edge.

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

Yep! We are crafting an EP as we speak.

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

We play extensively and love to play live. We are aiming to tour this year, watch this space!

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

The most important thing is to create music that hopefully really connects with people, and to that end we want to tour as much as possible, and keep recording songs that we feel passionate about.

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

We are on all music platforms and you can stream us on Spotify at:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4GkvtpqQgkSPCt7aXEes9r.

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

We want this feeling of being swept into another world, but the familiarity of talking a close friend.


Rock n' rollers THE BLACKLAVA have had a array of content released over the years, an EP, album, and couple of singles with more incoming soon enough. The band has had their hearts set upon playing shows especially abroad! Discover what else was talked about below.


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

The BlackLava are an Italian band based in Turin, born in 2014. The BlackLava are completely produced by themselves: Carlo Loglisci writes lyrics, music and produces music videos; Guitarist Francesco Priolo records and produces the songs in his studio in Turin; Diego Petrino, drummer, produces some of the graphics that appear in their logos and posters; Bassist Marco Stillavato manage the booking.

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

Our drummer had just gone to Turkey on vacation and he had eaten many typical dessert: The Baklava. When he came back from the trip, we were thinking about the name of the band and he changed the name of the Turkish dessert in "The Blacklava" and everyone liked how it sounded.

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 an Italian band, from Turin. It’s in the north of Italy. 10/15 years ago there was a fantastic Rock/Metal/hardcore scene. There were many cool bands! Now it’s different, people prefer Italian Trap Music or Indie Italian Music. Our goal is to became popular abroad.

4. How would you describe your style?

A little bit of Vintage Rock with an eye to the future. For fan of Audioslave, Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, Queens of The Stone Age and Black Stone Cherry.

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

Our first EP "Sweet Meat" was released in 2016. In 2018 was released the first album "As Black As My Heart", promoted with a tour in Italy, France and Holland. In May 2019 we published an acoustic single "I’m Gonna Leave You" , in September a new song "Devil Inside Me" and Then in November another single "Drunk Like Joe Cocker". In our works you can ear a different style, like the bands born in the nineties. You can ear something soft, you can ear something strong and everything has a visual part!

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

Yes. In February we will release a new song called "Woman" with a video and further on
the remix of "Bones" (Ballad from our album "As Black As My Heart").

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

In this period we have some gigs, in electric and acoustic in our country.

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

As we said before, we would like to play more abroad! At the end of 2019 we signed with
the Deutsche label Frozen-Heart and we are working together to make our wish satisfied.

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

You can listen our stuff in every digital store. From Apple Music to Spotify, from Deezer to
Amazon Music and so on. Instead if you want to buy our merchandise you have to go to our
Bandcamp!

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

While listening to our music we want you to remember that our music is authentic and it is
the result of our fun! Thanks again for your time, Karlo, Fra, Mark and Diego.


J. WISE has been around for quite sometime, releasing content including some recent releases called "Stories" and "Tears". Plans are in the works to perform live, with more music coming in as well. Find out what is said in the chat below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your music.

I have been creating music for more than ten years. In the beginning, I had been producing songs, but after a while, I realized that writing songs came easy to me, so I decided that it is time. At first, I was creating electronic music but realized that it’s not something I would listen to, and it is not me. I decided to form a band. I knew that is what I want to do for the rest of my life. At this time I already finished recording my first solo album at my studio at home, but then something horrible happened. My apartment was robbed, and I lost all the material, plus around 130 songs I made over the years. I needed to start over so I formed a new band with my friends,  now known as The Suns. I never gave up on my dream and I knew I need to make a solo album. I’ve been so focused on the project, I have been creating music literally every day for more than a year, and I loved every second of it! The rest is history.

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

The album is called "STORIES", simply because all of the songs are based on my life and real-life stories. My emotions, my ups and downs, and my love. This was my aim, to be myself and to give myself as I am, a simple man full of compassion, love, and pain, on his journey to understand life.

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

To be honest, I am not listening to Polish music for some time now (the only ones I am listening to have passed away many years ago), there are some big names, but I think that they are singing in Polish language, so you might have a problem understanding the message they try to spread. But definitely there is plenty of very talented musicians here.

4. How would you describe your style?

Simple. Real. Emotional.

5. Tell us about your recent release and what someone can expect from your works?

"Tears" is a note to a lover. An existential song about fighting one’s own weaknesses and a call for self-acceptance and empathy. Concentrating on close and sometimes painful self-examination, it remains hopeful and coveys a willingness to live and take on life’s new challenges. You can expect a big portion of real emotions, from a simple man. It doesn’t get better than that.

6.  Are you working on new material?

The album "STORIES" is ready, so far I released the first single, but I already have material for a new album, so you will be hearing from me again soon.

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

At this point I am slowly getting ready to perform live, gathering the opportunities, and revealing my options.

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

The plan is to play and create (I would love to play joined concerts, as J.Wise & The Suns, combined emotional music and rock and roll, that would be something). To love every second of it. We have only one life, to make it right.

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

You can listen to my music on every streaming platform.

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

That love and well being are the only things that matter. So stop what you’re doing and go make that call.


LUCIFOUR M is an all new project that just came out of Italy as of 2018. This foursome of guys, are also hard at work upon an upcoming album, remixes, singles and playing of course! The band goes on further more to say lots about their music mostly!


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

Lucifour M is a brand new project born in 2018 in Italy from the twisted minds of three guys + 1:

Marco Frattini
Michele Ducci
Mattia "Matta" Dallara
Mr L

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

Four "diabolical" fellas with capital M (we got an M in all the names).

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

Italian based but of course without borders...the scene in Italy is very a mess at the moment …a lot of different music but the mainstream side is the trap culture...only one name we recommend...Lucifour M (LOL)!

4. How would you describe your style?

A mixture of genres and influences of course but focused on pop song writing in a way! We are not fully aware of the style that we play but we like it!

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

We started with the single "DOG" with a super cool video clip made by Emanuele Kabu. To follow it came out the second single "Valentine" with a live clip @ Live Zero format. The third single called "HELL0" came out and after the first EP (1).

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

A lot of things…we are super proud. A new single called "FOX" (we love this song…L4M's summary). A new ep in Feb 2020. A lot of remixes ..one by Daniele Baldelli. A new video clip. We are workin to a new album the will come out in 2020. A 3D video clip in collab with zapruder filmmaker group.

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

We will start to play in spring 2020...a lot of Italian clubs first. SXSW festival (we are waiting final call but we hope so) in March. "The great escape" festival in may with European tour in June!We will publish the events asap on our website and spotify of course.

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

We'd like to do a never-ending tour 'cause Lucifour M is first of all, a band that need and want to play live!!!!

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

You can listen or buy in all digital stores and spottily as well.You can buy a cd album soon in sonar kollektiv website....stay tuned.

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

Ugh...good question! It makes me crazy! ...yeah ....well maybe a good answer as well...sure I would love our listeners get crazy and enjoy our stuff as we do! If for same reasons is not important...just enjoy and have fun! Tnks!

LUCIFOUR M links - Please use these in your communication:

Please find the pre-order of new single FOX link below.

https://SonarKollektiv.lnk.to/Fox

Social links:

http://www.youtube.com/lucifourm
http://www.facebook.com/lucifourm
http://www.twitter.com/lucifourm
http://www.instagram.com/lucifourm


Mixer-upers UNDEFEATED have taken the likes of using hard rock and heavy metal to make worthy listening music, that may include an occasional ballad. But aside from their genre choices, the band has released a music video single titled "Shadows", with more all new music in the works currently. Plans are also ready in terms of playing some shows as well! Find out just what else is in-store from these up and comers from the discussion below.


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

Undefeated was formed August 5th, 2017. Meredith Dunckel (Vocals/Guitar) and Christian Dunckel (Drums) teamed up to provide some summer tunes on the front lawn of a bookstore. Three months later they met bassist Ian Birk by happenstance through friends.

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

We were driving back from playing at the annual Rock N Worship Festival in Dalton, MA. We straight up ripped the name off of the rap song Undefeated by KB.

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 NOT a garage band, but we are based out of the back room of the first floor in our parent’s house. Yes, it’s a 10 x 10 room with a full-on drum set, amps, etc. Needless to say, the acoustics are, well, deafening. Oh, you meant what town? We hail from Lewis County, NY (About 45 minutes south of the Canadian border). Most of the music scene here occurs in bars. There are plenty of local musicians to go around! Mainly country/classic rock covers; with an annual bluegrass festival. There have been some fantastic old-time fiddlers here as well!

4. How would you describe your style?

Booming bass, war-like drums, and a lil bit o’ glitter. We’re not afraid to tackle a Lacey Sturm or Lauren Daigle cover. We started with a classic contemporary sound, but that didn’t satisfy us. Bringing in our metalhead drummer brought a whole lot of fun. Now our sets include hard rock/borderline metal with the occasional ballad.

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

Our first music video, Shadows, just reached 1,000 views on YouTube! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62xRoCrGHRg) Completely directed, filmed, and edited by us! It was a huge accomplishment, and great start, for our first single. Now that we have this first video under our belt, it seems we are never satisfied. We’ve barely finished with a project, and we’re already seeing where it could have gone. That feeling sends us off and running again!

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

YES! Songs are flying off my paper, breakdowns are in the works.

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

A lot of local venues have been opening up to us, we’ve started bringing in other acts and bands from upstate NY. We continue to be booked at smaller venues around the Northeast. We would LOVE to tour (what band wouldn’t?!)! Meanwhile, we’re enjoying growth.

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

Our band has been booked almost 100% through word-of-mouth. This is the first year we will begin actively marketing. Looking for bigger venues and small tours! We’re releasing a follow up ballad to Shadows in the coming months. Three more songs to follow this year to finish up our first EP!

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

Listen and buy on any music platform! Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, YouTube, etc. We have travel vlogs/entertainment videos out on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrXWbsn9Ey3ft62D4zVSStA). Look for Christian’s donuts…RIP.

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

Intense lyrics, thundering drums, iconic bass, and good ol’ fashioned glitz.

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