Album Review: The Faim – “State Of Mind”

Australia’s latest export, The Faim are kicking off a massive tour with fellow Aussie pop punk band, Stand Atlantic hitting cities across North America and both bands are poised to take the American scene by storm.  The Faim just dropped their hotly anticiapted debut album, “State Of Mind” today, Friday, September 13th via BMG and we can’t wait to see them translate these songs to their high octane live shows!

Consisting of lead singer Josh Raven, bassist/keyboardist Stephen Beerkens, guitarist Samuel Tye, and Drummer Linden Marissen, The Faim’s debut album brings together all of the elements they’ve showcased in previous releases like “Saints of the Sinners,” “Midland Line,” and “My Heart Needs To Breathe.” The record perfectly displays the band’s ability to seamlessly flow from big gang vocal choruses in “Humans” to arena sized tracks that would be right at home in MSG like “Buying Time” which echoes early Panic! At The Disco.

“We wanted to show the variety of skills between the four of us,” says Stephen. “We wanted to stick true to our roots and where we came from, which is essentially just us being able to explore the passion and love we have for music,” Josh adds. “But we also wanted to experiment and to have fun with the songs.”

The record also features tracks like “Tongue Tied,” which is a heart pumping radio friendly track along side piano driven, introspective tracks like “Infamous” and “Where The River Runs.”  The band’s influences are prominent and frequently displayed with co-writes from the likes of Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Ashton Irwin from 5SOS, and Mark Hoppus from Blink 182.

The title track, “State Of Mind” closes out the record with singer Josh Raven forecully begging the listener “take a seat and let me introduce myself…” and flows along like a burning river of emotion.  The track clocks in at 4:41 making it the longest song on the record with a searing guitar solo to finish out an incredible debut effort from one of the most promising new Australian bands.

Listen to “State Of Mind” on Spotify now!

The Faim are heading out on a co-headline tour this Fall with Stand Atlantic hitting cities across the US! Check out the dates HERE and get your tickets before they sell out.

Make sure you grab your copy of “State Of Mind” on Amazon or Apple Music and stream it on your favorite streaming platform so you can sing along on tour.

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MKTO Release New Track, “Marry Those Eyes”

MKTO have been quiet…too quiet….but that’s all changed!  Malcolm Kelly and Tony Oller are back with a brand new single called “Marry Those Eyes.”  They’ve released several tracks since returning from a two year hiatus and their newest track highlights their abilities to seamlessly craft addictive pop perfection and r&b charisma.

“The wonderful thing about creating is creating with other talented people from all over the world,” says Tony. “Dag Lundberg had this track and the second we heard it we loved it, and finished it up co-writing with Eman Kiriakou (Selena Gomez, Ne-Yo) and Evan Bogart (Beyoncé, Rihanna). We’re so excited for everyone to hear it! The song is a journey with hypnotic lyrics,” he adds.

Listen to “Marry Those Eyes” below!

Grab a copy on Amazon or Apple Music and stream the new track on your favorite platform!

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Fly By Midnight Release New Track, “I Need You More Than You Want Me”

Fly By Midnight have been pounding the pavement, churning out hit after hit, as well as writing for other aritsts but Justin Bright and Slavo are dropping a brand new track that’s going to extend Summer just a little bit longer.  “I Need You More Than You Want Me” follows the duo’s signature retro pop sound and dabbles in disco with spacey gang vocals filling out the track.

This song follows previous singles “Lovely” and “You Belong,” both premiering at #1 on Apple’s Hot Pop Chart which is super promising and an exciting achievement!  “I Need You More Than You Want Me” is off their upcoming sophomore full length, so stay tuned for more new music from Fly By Midnight, coming soon!

When asked about the new music, “The first few singles we’ve released from this next wave of music have felt soft conceptually. We’ve really been touching mostly on romance & admiration, but we’ve definitely experienced some let downs this past year as well,” says Justin. “Coming to a realization that you want a person more than they want you is something we’ve both been through, but never brought to the landscape of a song before,” Slavo adds.

Listen to “I Need You More Than You Want Me” now!

Fly By Midnight are set to open for LOOTE on two special coast to coast showcases in October and this is a match made in heaven! Both NYC bred groups are paving their own ways through the pop landscape.  Check out the dates below and grab your tickets while you can.

Fly By Midnight X LOOTE 
Oct 18th – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 

Grab a copy of “I Want You More Than You Need Me” on Amazon or Apple Music and stream the new track on your favorite streaming platform!

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Kim Petras Announces New North American Leg Of “The Clarity Tour” & “TURN OFF THE LIGHT, VOL. 2” EP

Kim Petras just announced “The Clarity Tour” for Fall/Winter 2019 hitting cities across North America!  She also announced the release of “TURN OUT THE LIGHTS VOL 2” expected October 1st.  We loved her last Halloween inspired EP and we can’t wait to hear what she’s been up to.  Each ticket to “The Clarity Tour” comes with a digital download of the new EP so it’s a win-win!

Check out the dates below and grab tickets while they last! Presales and VIP packages are available now.  General public on sales begin Friday, September 6th at 10am local time.

The Clarity Tour – ft. Kim Petras
Oct 21st – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets 
Oct 22nd – The Showbox – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Oct 24th – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
Oct 26th – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 28th – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 30th – Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 3rd – Emo’s – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets 
Nov 4th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Nov 8th – Plaza LIVE! – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 9th – Miami Beach POP Festival – Miami, FL – Buy Tickets 
Nov 11th – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets 
Nov 12th – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 14th – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Nov 16th – Avant Gardner – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets 
Nov 22nd – Royale – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Nov 25th – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Nov 27th – The Riviera – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
Nov 30th – Palaca Theater – St Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
Dec 1st – The Truman – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
Dec 4th – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Dec 5th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
Dec 8th – Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets 

Kim teamed up with powerhouse artist MAX on his smash single “Love Me Less” and Kim’s verse just elevated the track to new heights. “From the moment I met Kim, I not only knew she was an incredible person, but also one of the most talented artists and singers out there,” MAX shares. “I’m so honored to have her soaring spicy vocals on this new version of ‘Love Me Less.’”

Listen to Kim’s new collab with MAX on the single below!

Grab a copy of Kim Petras’ debut album “Clarity” on your favorite streaming platform so you can sing along on tour!

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The Faim & Stand Atlantic Announce Fall 2019 Co-Headline Tour

The Faim just announced a massive co-headline tour with Stand Atlantic and we can’t be more excited!! Both The Faim and Stand Atlantic hail from Australia are hitting the road this Fall together coming to cities across North America with their friends WSTR, Hold Close, and Point North.

The Faim are getting ready to release their hotly anticipated debut album “State Of Mind” through BMG on September 13th. The record has strong influences and co-writes from the likes of Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Blink 182, and 5 Seconds Of Summer that translate extremely well into a live setting.

Stand Atlantic are a group of bubbly, energetic, and some of the most genuine artists we’ve seen in a long time. After numerous tours with OneOK Rock and Waterparks, Stand Atlantic are ready to break out on their own and show the US what they’re made of!

Check out the dates below and grab your tickets now while you still can!

The Faim & Stand Atlantic North American Co-Headline Tour 2019
Sept 17th – The Bronze Peacock @ HOB – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – Cambridge Room @ HOB – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Sept 20th – The Loft – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
Sept 21st – Crowbar – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets 
Sept 22nd – 1904 – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 25th – The Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets 
Sept 26th – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets 
Sept 28th – Once Ballroom – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Sept 29th – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 1st – The Shelter – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Oct 2nd – The Foundry – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
Oct 4th – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
Oct 5th – Fubar – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets 
Oct 6th – Chop Shop – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Oct 7th – Amsterdam Bar & Hall – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets 
Oct 9th – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Oct 10th – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
Oct 12th – The Vera Project – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 13th – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets 
Oct 14th – Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 16th – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Oct 17th – Soma – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 18th – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 19th – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “Humans” from The Faim’s forthcoming album, “State Of Mind” below!

Pre-order your copy of “State Of Mind” on Apple Music or Amazon now so you can sing along on tour!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview MAX & Quinn XCII at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

MAX and Quinn XCII’s hit “Love Me Less” has been part of the soundtrack of the Summer of 2019.  The track has been climbing the charts with its relatable lyrics and catchy melody.   We love each of their unique sounds, and having them together made for one of our favorite collabs this year.

The duo teamed up to perform together at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open in NYC, with an energetic performance on court that had the whole stadium rocking.   Can we just say that we’d love to see these two go on tour together?

Watch our interview with MAX and Quinn XCII and find out who they’d fangirl over, what’s coming up next, and why you should listen to “Love Me Less.”

Pick up a copy or stream “Love Me Less” on your favorite platform here!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview Austin Mahone at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

We started calling Austin Mahone the one man boyband years ago, and we still stand by it. The man has a harmonious voice and the smooth dance moves to match. He just released a new single, “Dancing With Nobody,” and has been working on an album set to drop next year.

Austin performed the new single for the first time at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in NYC, showing off his dance skills and his beautiful voice. It wasn’t Austin’s first time at AAKD – he was featured back in 2013, too!

We chatted with Austin before the show, and even got him to sing and dance a little. Watch our interview and hear about his ultimate fangirl moment!

Pick up a copy or stream “Dancing With Nobody” on your favorite platform here!

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We are all fangirls at heart.