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REVIEW: Welcome to the Batlands by Ethan Hanna

The forthcoming (October 5th), WELCOME TO THE BATLANDS, is the first installment of ETHAN HANNA’s BATLANDS PROJECT. The project will feature visuals, artwork, written pieces and music. WELCOME TO THE BATLANDS opens with “BIKES & CARS”…a confession so to speak. In this song Ethan just speaks his truth. Truth about himself (I’ve been singing out of the corner of my mouth for a while now. Some sort of … Continue reading REVIEW: Welcome to the Batlands by Ethan Hanna

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REVIEW: Songs of Experience by U2

Love or hate U2 and their music, they do something that people are always talking about and to find the longevity they have had and still have in the music world isn’t magic or luck, it’s the know how and the fearlessness in trying something new and sometimes sticking to something old. As a long time U2 fan, there are albums that are instant timeless classics … Continue reading REVIEW: Songs of Experience by U2

REVIEW: World War 3 by Cold Snap

I had the pleasure of getting a sneak listen to COLD SNAP‘s third studio album, WORLD WAR 3 that will be released on Eclipse Records on January 13th and produced by Norwegian metal producer, Tue Madsen. A little background on COLD SNAP: they’re from Varazdin, Croatia and are blend of metal and rock. You can pick up on their influences that range from DISTURBED, SUICIDE SILENCE, KORN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, and … Continue reading REVIEW: World War 3 by Cold Snap

ALBUM REVIEW: The Darkest Road by A Breach of Silence

When I first listened to A Breach of Silence and their debut album DEAD OR ALIVE, I thought. Good, solid music, but not something I could listen to every day. For me, DEAD OR ALIVE was a mood album. I had to be in the mood to hear it. I have been very fortunate to get my hands on A Breach of Silent’s sophomore album THE DARKEST … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Darkest Road by A Breach of Silence

REVIEW: “The Devil Lived” by Mkaio

Growing up, I was never a fan of “electronica” type music. When I was a bit older, I went through a drum/bass phase for a few months and pretty much outgrew that like a pair of shoes. Now that I’m a bit older and wiser, I have found an appreciation for some of ethereal sounds of “electronica” because it seems to connect the listener to the … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Devil Lived” by Mkaio

EARGASM OF THE WEEK: Blowsight

Blowsight is a four piece rock band out of Sweden with Nick Red (vocals/guitar), Seb (guitar/vocals), Mao (bass/vocals), Fabz (drums/vocals). Nick Red describes Blowsight‘s style as “PopMetalPunk. A big melting pot of everyone’s favorite music. If it’s Metallica, Queen, Lady Gaga, Testament or My Chemical Romance. It doesn’t matter, everything fits.” Nick continues that the focus of the band is to break down barriers of music … Continue reading EARGASM OF THE WEEK: Blowsight

EARGASM OF THE WEEK: Kakariko

This week’s eargasm comes courtesy of Aussie duo, Kakariko. We’ve written about Kakariko before and have been waiting for their EP “Speed” to be released. Well the music gods have granted us this gift from Down Under and Jess and Simon do not disappoint. As we have said before Kakariko is 80’s synth fun with parts of Depeche Mode and The Cure thrown in. Put all of that … Continue reading EARGASM OF THE WEEK: Kakariko

REVIEW: “L’étĂ© EP” by Musique Le Pop

”L’étĂ©” by Musique Le Pop is a perfect listen for that perfect beach day with a drink that has a tiny umbrella and a plastic sword full of fruit. Musique Le Pop is composed of producers/songwriters Elisabeth, Christoffer and Jon. The threesome collaborated for different projects prior to joining forces to form Musique Le Pop. The 5 song EP (released on Cafe Superstar Recordings) showcases Elisabeth’s light and … Continue reading REVIEW: “L’étĂ© EP” by Musique Le Pop

REVIEW: “Do It Again” by Röyksopp and Robyn

Our only complaint about “Do It Again” by Röyksopp and Robyn is that it’s only 5 songs. The dynamic Norwegian duo that is Röyksopp and the Swedish pop/dance diva that is Robyn is a fantastic collaboration of music, voice, and minds. The EP starts out with “Monument” that will have your spirit transcending into the calm before the highly catchy “Sayit” kicks into gear. The title track “Do It Again” … Continue reading REVIEW: “Do It Again” by Röyksopp and Robyn

OUT NOW: “Cut Your Teeth” by Kyla La Grange

 We’ve written about “The Knife” by Kyla La Grange, but acoustic version for “The Knife” (bel0w) is absolutely superb. Her new album “Cut Your Teeth” is out now (buy it on iTunes) and is the follow up to her debut album “Ashes”. “Cut Your Teeth” is 14 tracks of fantastic and Kyla’s voice is intoxicating and captivating. The entire album is filled with rhythms that capture … Continue reading OUT NOW: “Cut Your Teeth” by Kyla La Grange

LISTEN: “Radio” by VallĂ©e

Melbourne’s VallĂ©e, released their 5 song EP “Radio” in May which was recorded by Beau Mckee (Closure in Moscow) at Oaklands Studio in Melbourne and mastered by Frank Arkwright (Bloc Party, Oasis, Coldplay) at Abbey Road Studios in London. With the title track “Radio” reaching #1 on the Triple J Unearthed charts and the second single “Cuba” debuting #9 on the Triple J Unearthed charts, we can hear why the band … Continue reading LISTEN: “Radio” by VallĂ©e

REVIEW: “Slummer Time” EP by 8 Bit Love

 SLUMMER TIME  slum•mer time [slĂ»m’É™r tÄ«m]  noun 1. Bummer of a Summer time 2. EP by dance punk trio 8 Bit Love The fun loving Aussies, 8 Bit Love, have won a place in our musical hearts with their anything goes music. They have no fear of being silly, fun, punk, rocking, all the while ninja kicking you in the face with their talent. They just … Continue reading REVIEW: “Slummer Time” EP by 8 Bit Love