Artist To Watch: Broadside

Richmond, VA is overflowing with musical talent, gracing the world with some of the most influential hard rock and metal bands to top the charts including GWAR and Lamb of God, Conditions, Carbon Leaf, even touting R&B artist D’Angelo as a Richmond resident!   Our newest Artist to Watch is the pop punk band Broadside, natives of  RVA who are currently based in Los Angeles.

Consisting of singer Ollie Baxxter, guitarists Dorian Cooke and Niles Gibbs, and bassist Pat Diaz, these four friends are no strangers to the road, coming together from the ashes of other projects. Broadside have honed their song writing skills and hands down, are releasing some of the most exciting and thought provoking pop punk songs we’ve heard to date!

The band is currently gearing up for the release their sophomore studio album “Paradise” on June 16th through Victory Records.  The second official single, “Hidden Colors” kicks the album off with a bang and the video is filled with bright neon colors matching perfectly to their unorthodox love song.  When asked about about the new single, vocalist Ollie explains “We wanted to represent the women in our life with the utmost respect and how grateful we are for them…‘Hidden Colors’ is about young lovers in the night. It’s about telling that person just what you appreciate about them. You can NEVER tell someone enough how much they actually mean to you.”

Spoken like a true romantic, Ollie delivers the heartfelt lyrics in with sincerity that’s been missing in pop punk lately.  Watch the video for “Hidden Colors” below!

Broadside are currently on tour with Real Friends, Tiny Moving Parts, and Nothing, Nowhere that includes a stop at NYC’s Irving Plaza on June 2nd.  Check out all of the tour dates HERE and don’t miss your chance to say “I saw them way back when…!”  Stay tuned for even more Summer and Fall tour dates from Broadside coming soon!

Pre-order Broadside’s brand new album “Paradise” on iTunes and Amazon or through their official merch store for exclusive pre-order bundles before it drops on June 16th! Bundles include exclusive “Paradise” themed merch like tank tops, a beach towel, sunglasses, and even a palm tree enamel pin. Colored vinyls are also available through pre-orders!

Don’t forget to follow Broadside and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your new favorite artists!

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