Category Archives: Artist to Watch

Show Review: The Faim Electrify NYC

Australia is on a hot streak with exports and their latest, The Faim, are bringing their brand of pop rock with a side of on stage charisma that could fill an arena.  We caught them at the Gramercy Theatre on their tour opening for Andy Black, which wraps up this week in Virginia Beach.

Armed with an arsenal of new music and enough energy to power Manhattan, The Faim are here and they will not be ignored.  Frontman Josh Raven commanded the stage with swagger and poise, drawing the crowd in from the start, even walking off the stage and connecting directly with the crowd in the middle of the pit.

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The Faim, singer Josh, guitarist Sam Tye, bassist/keyboardist Stephen Beerkens, and drummer Linden Marissen felt more like the headliner than an opener but we bet they’ll be in that headliner slot sooner rather than later.

They will be back in Australia and Europe over the Summer.  Check out all of their upcoming tour dates here!   We’re hoping to see them back in the States soon!

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The Faim set list – NYC Gramercy Theatre – May 1st, 2019
Saints of the Sinners
My Heart Needs To Breathe
Beautiful Drama
When It Comes
Infamous
Midland Line
Fire
A Million Stars
I Can Feel You
Make Believe
Summer Is A Curse
Amelie

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Album Preview: Telltale – “Timeless Youth”

Richmond, VA is proving itself to be a breeding ground for pop punk standing toe to toe with NY/NJ, Florida, and SoCal areas.  Telltale are releasing their second EP, “Timeless Youth” on Friday, April 26th through SharpTone Records.

Telltale’s sophomore EP draws inspiration from the likes of New Found Glory, Broadside, Neck Deep, and Blink-182 capturing the youthful angst of growing up in a small town and desperately wanting to leave.

“What We Life For” is packed with catchy riffs and a danceable bridge that will have you speeding down the freeway with the windows down all Summer long.  Followed up by “Letting Go,” Telltale introduce sachrine elements of country storytelling and cadance into their reportoire with an arena sized sound.

When asked about the record, singer John Carter said, “Growing into your late teens and early twenties, you lose a lot of friends in more ways than one. You take blame for mistakes that aren’t yours and you forget what it’s like to know the freedom of naivety. ‘Timeless Youth’ is about retaining a sense of wanderlust, even when you feel confined to a certain path.”

Telltale hit a comfortable stride with self depreciating, scream-along choruses in “Dazy” and “Rose” while closing the album with a slower introspective track, “Hereditary” that picks up and releases all of the built up tension and emotion in one fell swoop.

Telltale haven’t been around as long as some of their peers but they can teach them all a thing or two about catchy hooks and a live show that’s a force to be reckoned with.

Watch the official video for “Timeless Youth” now.

Grab a copy of “Timeless Youth” on iTunes and Amazon, or stream the album on Spotify!

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Artist To Watch: RØYLS

The new era of boybands are rolling in with infectious tunes galore! Adding their name into the mix are RØYLS, the brainchild of Sean Kileen (Over Atlantic), Liam Ross (Over Atlantic), and Drew Dirksen (The Tide) who are no strangers to the industry. Hailing from across the gobe, Sean is from the UK, Liam is from Washington, and Drew is from Ohio, RØYLS met in LA in the Fall of 2018 and instantly clicked as songwriters.

Their debut single, “Savages,” co-written by the legendary songwriter/producer, John Feldmann (5SOS, Good Charlotte, Blink-182, and more) is just a glimpse of what the guys have been working on.  “We feel passionate about the music we’re creating and the sound we’ve been developing the past months. It’s been exciting how natural & authentic the songs have been coming out and how great it’s been writing them together.  We’re stoked to get the out into the world.”

Listen to “Savages” below on Spotify!

Grab a copy of “Savages” on iTunes or Amazon now!

Be sure to follow RØYLS and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your new favorite aritsts.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER Announce Debut US Showcases

BIG HIT Entertainment’s latest K-Pop boyband and currently the highest selling rookieK-pop act of 2019, TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) just announced a string of debut showcases across the United States!  TXT have been riding high with major success across the world and now they’re looking to take over the US airwaves like their counterparts in BTS.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, read as ‘tomorrow by together’, have come together under one dream in hopes of building a new tomorrow. Composed of five members, SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN, HUENINGKAI, the band is full of bright and playful energy, where each member is different from one another, shining in their own way to create synergy.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER are hitting major cities across the US this May starting in NYC and stops include Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Orlando.  Check out all of the dates below and be sure to grab your tickets because these shows will sell out fast!

Tomorrow X Together Debut US Showcases 2019
May 9th – Playstation Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
May 12th – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
May 14th – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
May 17th – Center Stage Theater – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
May 19th – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
May 24th – The Novo – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “CROWN” below.

Grab a copy of TXT’s debut album “The Dream Chapter: STAR” on iTunes or Amazon, and stream it on Spotify!

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Chase Atlantic Announce Sophomore Album, “Phases” Out June 28th & Summer Tour

Chase Atlantic are gearing up for a huge Summer! The Aussies just announced a massive headlining tour hitting cities across North America ahead of the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, “Phases,” due out June 28th, 2019.

When asked about the album, frontman Mitchel Cave said, “This album feels as though it is truly a work of astronomical measures,” he adds. “It’s the first time we were able to honestly and openly hone into something so monumentally special and raw without compromising even an inch of our integrity as artists. We’ve developed a completely new sound within a matter of months that has never been tapped into before. Chase Atlantic is now dwelling within a realm of its own; it’s both scarily isolating and blissfully euphoric at the same time. Welcome to a whole new era.”

Mitchel, Clinton, and Anthony are taking their friend Lauren Sanderson along for the ride as well!  Presales begin Tuesday, April 9th and general tickets go on sale Friday, April 12th at 10am local venue time so be sure to grab yours while they last.  VIP packages are also available and include meet & greet photos with Chase Atlantic, exclusive signed tour poster, VIP laminate, and early entry into the venues! Check out all of the tour dates below!

Chase Atlantic “Phases Tour” Summer 2019
June 14th – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
June 15th – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets 
June 17th – Bogart’s – Cincinnatti, OH – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Exit/In – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets 
June 19th – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
June 21st – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
June 22nd – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets 
June 24th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
June 25th – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets 
June 27th – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets 
June 28th – Regent Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 
June 29th – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets 
July 1st – August Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets 
July 2nd – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
July 5th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
July 6th – Summit – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets 
July 8th – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets 
July 9th – The Granada – Lawrence, KS – Buy Tickets 
July 11th – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets 
July 13th – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets 
July 15th – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
July 16th – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
July 18th – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets 
July 19th – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets 
July 20th – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
July 22nd – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets 
July 23rd – Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets 
July 25th – The Fillmore – Silverspring, MD – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “Like A Rockstar” below.

Grab a copy of the “Don’t Try This” EP on iTunes and Amazon, or stream it on Spotify so you can sing along on tour!

Be sure to follow Chase Atlantic, Lauren Sanderson, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your new favorite artists.

Lauv Announces “~how i’m feeling~ (autumn tour, 2019)”

Lauv just announced a huge headlining Fall tour following the success of his latest single with Troye Sivan, “i’m so tired…” hitting cities across North America, UK, Europe, as well as a string of dates through Australia and New Zealand.  He’s bringing his friends Chelsea Cutler, Charlie Hanson, and bülow along for the ride so get ready for a Fall full of amazing music!

When asked about the tour and new music, Lauv said that he’s “so excited for all the new music and the new show for the ~how i’m feeling~ tour…it’s gonna be the biggest piece of me there ever was.”

Presales are available now and general on sales begin April 12th at 10am local venue time so be sure to grab yours while they last!  Check out all of the tour dates below.

“~how i’m feeling~ (autumn tour, 2019)” ft Lauv
Oct 5th – The Anthem – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
Oct 6th – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 7th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 10th – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets 
Oct 11th – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets 
Oct 13th – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
Oct 16th – Fox Theatrer – Oakland, CA – Buy Tickets 
Oct 19th – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 20th – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 25th – Tempodrom – Berlin, DE – Buy Tickets
Oct 26th – Palladium – Cologne, DE – Buy Tickets 
Oct 28th – Docks – Hamburg, DE – Buy Tickets
Oct 30th – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BE – Buy Tickets
Oct 31st – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL – Buy Tickets
Nov 2nd – Le Trianon – Paris, FR  – Buy Tickets
Nov 4th – O2 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK – Buy Tickets
Nov 20th – Shed 10 – Auckland, NZ – Buy Tickets 
Nov 22nd – The Tivoli – Brisbane, AUS – Buy Tickets 
Nov 23rd – Enmore Theatre – Sydney, AUS – Buy Tickets
Nov 24th – Forum Theatre – Melbourne, AUS – Buy Tickets
Nov 26th – Astor Theatre – Perth, AUS – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “i’m so tired…” ft. Troye Sivan below!

Grab a copy of Lauv’s EP on iTunes, Amazon or stream it on Spotify so you can sing along on tour.

Be sure to follow Chelsea Cutler, Carlie Hanson, bülow, Lauv, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your new favorite artists!

 

YUNGBLUD Announces “Don’t Wanna Be A Loner” 2019 US Tour

YUNGBLUD just announced a huge headlining tour hitting major cities across North America starting in May and running all the way through June, including a few festival dates!  We can’t wait to have him back in the US, spreading his infectious and riotous energy.

He recently dropped a new single called “11 Minutes” featuring Halsey and Travis Barker hot on the heels of the tour’s namesake, “Loner” that’s been climbing charts both in the US and in his native UK. Tickets for YUNGBLUD’s latest tour go on sale Friday March 8th, at 10am local venue time.   Check out the dates below and make sure you grab tickets while they last!

“Don’t Wanna Be A Loner” Tour 2019 ft. YUNGBLUD 
May 3rd – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
May 4th – Metropolitan Park – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets 
May 5th – Culture Room – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
May 7th – Studio @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets 
May 8th – Parrish – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
May 9th – Club Dada – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
May 11th – The Cowan – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
May 12th – Rockingham Dragway – Rockingham, NC – Buy Tickets
May 13th – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets 
May 15th – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
May 16th – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – Buy Tickets
May 17th – House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ – Buy Tickets
May 19th – MAPFRE Stadium – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
June 14th – Venue – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets
June 15th – Neumos – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
June 16th – Holocene – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets 
June 19th – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 
June 21st – River’s Edge Campground – Herber City, UT – Buy Tickets
June 23rd – The Woodlands – Dover, DE – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Lebreton Flats –  Ottawa, ON – Buy Tickets
July 9th – The Rec Room – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets 
July 10th – the CroFoot – Pontiac, MI – Buy Tickets
July 13th – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
July 14th – Waterfront Park – Louiseville, KY – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “Loner” below.

Grab a copy of “Loner” on Amazon or iTunes and stream the track on Spotify!

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