SecretFangirls.com Interview THE HEYDAZE

NYC’s THE HEYDAZE are one to lookout for in 2015.  Since forming earlier this year, they’ve opened for Jesse McCartney and Timeflies, and had a sold out headlining show at Webster Hall.  The band crafts extremely catchy, feel good pop music that anyone can enjoy – the kind of music you want to play driving around with the windows down and the stereo up, singing along at the top of your lungs.

Their music is a collaborative effort between members Jesse Fink (vocals and guitar), Andrew Spelman (lead guitar), Alexander Glantz (drums), and Andrew Underberg (keyboard and production).  The band has a gift for writing  hooks, and songs infused with playful, tongue-in-cheek lyrics (See “Adderall,” “Don Juan,” etc.)

We sat down with THE HEYDAZE at Webster Hall before their last stop on Timeflies’ After Hours Tour and talked about everything from  how they met to what music they grew up listening to.  The band is just as fun as their music.  Watch our interview below!

You can see THE HEYDAZE in NYC at Gramercy Theatre on December 19th!  Trust us, you don’t want to miss this.  Get your tickets now!

Check out THE HEYDAZE on Soundcloud and Facebook and pickup a copy of “Don Juan” on iTunes!

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Sam Hunt’s New Single: “Take Your Time”

Following the success of his first platinum single, “Leave The Night On,” Sam Hunt revealed that his next single to hit country radio this week will be “Take Your Time.”  The track is off of Sam’s debut album, “Montevallo,” which went straight to the top of the charts when it was released in October.  Sam officially debuted the single on “Late Night with David Letterman” last night.  Watch his performance below!

We love the play on words and the mix of influences you can hear in “Take Your Time.” Sam’s music is a blend of country with some 90s R&B.   Pickup a copy of “Montevallo” on iTunes now!

The Lipstick Graffiti Tour, Sam’s first headlining tour, sold out in just minutes in venues around the country.  If you missed out on getting tickets, stay tuned for more dates!

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Kendall Schmidt Releases “Blame It On The Mistletoe”

We always try to add some new Christmas music to our playlists every year, to go along with the essentials.  (That list would include *NSYNC’s “Home For Christmas,” Hilary Duff’s “Santa Clause Lane,” and “Music From The O.C. Mix 3: Have A Very Merry Chrismukkah.”) So we were thrilled to hear that one of our favorite boyband members was releasing a Holiday single!

Kendall Schmidt, from Big Time Rush and Heffron Drive, just released “Blame It On the Mistletoe.”   The track will definitely get you in the Holiday spirit.  Listen below and pickup a copy on iTunes now!

And if you’re feeling nostalgic for BTR, watch their performance of “Beautiful Christmas” from the National Tree Lighting, complete with matching tuxedos. (#boybandsforever)

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Z100’s Jingle Ball All Access Lounge with Shawn Mendes, Before You Exit, Rixton & More

Z100’s Jingle Ball is by far one of the biggest concerts of the year – and one of the hardest to score tickets to.   If you didn’t manage to snag a pair, you still have the chance to see some big names perform at the Z100 All Access Lounge before the concert – for free!   The party will take place from 12pm to 6pm at Hammerstein Ballroom, on December 12th.   The All Access Lounge features performances throughout the day, interactive games, and a chance to win Jingle Ball tickets or meet and greets with some of the artists.

Since it’s a free event, we’re sure it will fill up fast so be sure to get there early!  The first 200 people in line with a Coca Cola product (specifically a 16 or 20 oz) will be able to cut the line and enter first.  Sounds like a fair trade, especially since you’ll need the caffeine!   Check out the lineup and all the info below.

Z100 Jingle Ball All Access Lounge
Friday, December 12th
12pm to 6pm
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street NYC
More Info

2014 Performers
Shawn Mendes
Before You Exit
Rixton
Charli XCX
Meghan Trainor
Rita Ora
Jessie J
Kiesza

Here’s Austin Mahone performing at last year’s All Access Lounge!

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5SOS To Release “LIVESOS” Album 12/15!

5SOS announced they are releasing an album of live tracks called “LIVESOS,”  due December 15th worldwide.  That’s right American fangirls – for once we don’t have to scour the internet patiently wait for a US release date!  The 15 songs on the album were recorded in various venues on tour all over the world.

“LIVESOS” will also include both the studio and live versions of “What I Like About You.”  Watch the lyric video below!

5SOS “LIVESOS” Tracklisting
1. 18
2. Out Of my Limit
3. Disconnected
4. Amnesia
5. Beside You
6. Everything I Didn’t Say
7. Long Way Home
8. Heartache On The Big Screen
9. American Idiot
10. Teenage Dream
11. Good Girls
12. What I Like About You
13. End Up Here
14. She Looks So Perfect
15. What I Like About You (Studio Mix)

Pre-order “LIVESOS” on iTunes or 5SOS’ webstore today and get an instant download of “What I Like About You!”  Also be sure to check out the “LIVESOS” CD boxset (hello Christmas gift) – it includes posters from all of 5SOS’s awesomely named tours in 2014.

As the band wrote on their website: “playing live has been something we have been the most passionate about from the beginning. All we want is for our fans to come to the shows, rock out and have one of the best times they’ve ever experienced. Also when a room is full of you guys from all different walks of life, you can let it go when you come to the shows and be free to be yourself.”

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Nate Green Announces Debut EP “Road Map”

Country music’s newest heartthrob, Nate Green,  just announced that he is releasing his debut EP “Road Map” on January 13th!  Nate wrote and recorded the EP all over the world – literally.  From Germany to Switzerland to Spain, Nate used the culture around him to craft some unique songs for his debut.  There’s even a track inspired by Manhattan.  (We told you country was taking over NYC).  When you pre-order the EP, you’ll receive “Wild & Free” and his new single “Back Road” instantly!  Check out the full track listing below.

Nate Green “Road Map” Track Listing
1. Ride
2. Back Road
3. Wake Up In Manhattan
4. No Fool
5. Line Of Fire
6. Wild & Free
7. Love Again

Pre-order “Road Map” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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The Friday Five: Sexiest Men Alive

One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is the release of People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue.  It’s the perfect reading material for your car/plane/train/bus ride home.  We can’t help but feel like this year’s list is a little bit lacking.  Here’s who we would include if we could takeover People for a day.  (sidenote: if you haven’t seen the episode of “Don’t Trust The B” where James Van Der Beek receives the sexiest man honor, do yourself a favor and watch it now).

1. Sam Hunt
This up and coming country singer was recruited for the NFL but decided music was his true calling.  And thank god because Sam Hunt’s deep voice and his thick Georgia drawl are part of his charm.  He’s a talented singer and songwriter, with a unique sound incorporated his wide range of influences.  Oh, and his rapping skills are on point too. Grab a copy of Sam Hunt’s debut album “Montevallo” on iTunes or Amazon now so you can sing along on the “Lipstick Grafitti” Tour.

2. Austin Mahone
The one man boyband is basically all of your favorite boyband members in one.  He’s currently in the studio working with Max Martin on his debut full length album.  We’re hoping it will capture more of that 90s pop sound we heard on “The Secret” EP.   Since Martin is responsible for “I Want It That Way,”  “Baby One More Time, and “It’s Gonna Be Me,” among countless others, we’re sure it will.   Make sure to pickup a copy of the new Teen Vogue for some beautiful wall-worthy photos.

3. Jake Miller 
Florida born singer/rapper Jake Miller definitely qualifies as “sexy” – have you seen his muscles?  Any guy who can make a goofy face and still look good is definitely a keeper!  Jake is also very good about interacting with his fans on Twitter.  Be sure to pick up a copy of Jake Miller’s new EP “Lion Heart” on iTunes or Amazon now!

4. Grigor Dimitrov 
HEART EYES EMOJI  all day because not only is Grigor one of the hottest young tennis stars (just look at that backhand!), he also is very sweet to his fans – he even stopped a match to help a ball girl who fainted (probably at the sight of him). Grigor also appreciates the finer things in art like art, custom designer travel bags, and puppies!!  Make sure to follow him on Instagram.

5. Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis is just a beautiful man.  Not only is he a talented producer/DJ, he’s also been using his popularity for a good cause and launched the charity The 30/30 Project to help aid those impacted by HIV/AIDs.  Lewis is definitely the lesser known member of the Grammy winning duo (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis if you’re totally clueless), as spoofed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  That definitely would not have been our reaction to spotting Ryan Lewis in the park.

 

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