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SECRETFANGIRLS.COM INTERVIEW Shiffley

It’s been nearly two years since our friends in Shiffley dropped new tunes but they’re back with a new track “RI₵H KIDS!” The new song brings their signature synth pop sweetness but if you dig deeper, it grapples with feelings of social inadequacy and despair built into a broken system.

We hopped on a virtual hangout to chat about the new song, their quarantine activities, and what’s on the horizon for the band in the coming year. Watch our interview with singer/songwriter Alex Gaines and drummer Bryan Contreras below!

Be sure to stream “RI₵H KIDS” on your favorite music platform now.

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Album Preview: girlfriends – “girlfriends” Due Out Oct 23rd

Inspired by the pop punk they grew up on, Travis Mills and Nick Gross enlisted legendary producer John Feldmann for their debut as girlfriends.

Travis Mills tossed his hip hip sound to the side to explore a more accurate sonic portrait of his emotional catharsis and process his feelings while tapping into influences like blink-182, 5SOS, All Time Low, Phoenix, and The 1975.

“This record has been a long time coming,” shares Mills. “It encapsulates all of my teenage despair with a perspective I haven’t been able to articulate until these last 5 years. It’s an exercise in honesty, vulnerability, angst and excitement with nostalgia as the glue that holds it all together. This is my journal entry. This is my life. This is girlfriends.”

Travis enlisted his good friend, Nick Gross and before they knew it, they had practically written the debut album. Nick said, “All the worlds collided between what Feldmann was already doing with his production style and where Travis wanted to go musically,”Nick explains.“It’s been really cool and went really quickly.We wrote close to 20 songs in just a few months.”

girlfriends brings the spirit of pop punk back to the forefront of music and seamlessly weaves in pure power pop groundwork from early CashCash and Boys Like Girls to 5SOS. With the help of John Feldmann, the record is catchy AF and an instant classic.

Watch the official video for girlfriends’ debut single “California” below.

girlfriends’ debut self-titled album drops Friday, October 23rd, 2020. Fans can pre-save the album now!

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Album Preview: Yours Truly – “Self Care” Due Out September 18th

Yours Truly are poised to have the greatest breakout of 2020 with their debut record, “Self Care” due out September 18th on UFND.

With the average age of 21, lead vocalist Mikaila Delgado, guitarists Teddie Winder-Haron and Lachlan Cronin, and drummer Bradley Cronan, thrust themselves into unraveling the biggest year of their career, from incessant touring, mounting imposter syndrome, and more to write the best debut album we could have imagined from the Sydney, Australia natives.

Titling the record, “Self Care,” the band are wearing their hearts on their sleeves using the record as a vital antidote to the whirlwind they lived in for so long.

Right off the bat, “Siamese Souls” grips you with a pedal to the metal intensity we haven’t seen in a long time and it’s exactly the kind of urgency that propels this record forward.

Early releases, “Composure” and “Together” spun well deserved noise around the new record as “Vivid Dream” paints the reality that Yours Truly were living in. Not being home for more than two weeks at a time takes a toll on you. “Vivid Dream” might be our favorite track on the record, complete with an acoustic drop that comes back in and hits you square in the chest with everything this record brings to the table.

Mikaila recalls how her long distance relationship broke down, how each member could barely hold down a job, and the fear of time and distance of touring would suck away her reality of home. Guitarist Teddie Winder-Haron adds that having just graduated high school, “While all of our friends started going to uni and getting ‘proper’ jobs, I could see I was going off in the complete opposite direction to everyone else.” That feeling of out of touch with his world back home eventually sparked the inspiration to write the record.

Yours Truly tapped producer Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic and Between You & Me) and together they harnessed the collective power of the pop punk and turned it into an anthemic rock album that will cement the band’s rightful place in the scene.

Tracks like “Ghost” and “Funeral Home” display the clever, cathartic effort that lays any ideas that Yours Truly may not belong in the game, if not for anyone else, but the band themselves.

“Undersize” is a tender, heart on her sleeve track Mikaila wrote for a friend of hers trying to navigate the various obstacles in life, “I wrote this just to let them know that I’m here for them through all of that.”

“Half Of Me” and “HeartSleeve” are two super vulnerable tracks, letting light shine into the darkest parts of the band’s past year. The latter closes the record and stitches together a positive, uplifting blanket saying “you will be ok, take time out and be kind to yourself.”

The album cover art, designed by Sydney-based artist and photographer Georgia Maloney, further propels sentiment behind the title, “Self Care,” a crocheted human heart intertwining with the body while flowers grow from the veins. Mikaila recalls feeling only thinly stitched together at times and explains the style reflects feelings of holding the broken pieces together and intends to ignite a sense of comfort.

“We really learnt and lived a lot in one year, writing these songs allowed me to understand myself on a whole new level throughout it all,” she closes. “The experience was a true form of self-care that ended with me feeling stronger, smarter, enlightened and positive after a rollercoaster of emotions. For me, this album was my version of soaking in vanilla candles and that comforting taste of chocolate and red wine under blankets. We hope it brings solace to whoever listens to it and can relate too.”

Watch the official video for “Funeral Home” below!

Pre-orders are still available for Yours Truly’s debut album “Self Care” on UNFD’s official site or pre-save the record on your favorite streaming platform.

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Artist To Watch: boyband

GRAMMY-nominated producer, boyband, is making a splash with his debut 10-track project, “alone in a boyband” out today.

After producing for Young Thug, Gunna, and Lil Nas X on “Kick It,” which earned him a GRAMMY nomination, boyband has made a name for himself and the producer collective, Internet Money, but he isn’t stopping there.  “I’ve learned how to do every style, so I’m always just curating different vibes,” he says of his borderless approach to music. “You have to be versatile when producing for others, it’ll take you far.”

Written on a three day anime binge watching session, boyband wrote “Death Note” with Billy Martin of Good Charlotte.  Billy approached boyband’s collective Internet Money for help on a new project and boyband quickly responded via Twitter, “Do you know who you are? You’re a legend! Let’s make history.”

The genre-spanning project also features Mike Kinsella of American Football on “big face” which injects 90’s midwestern emo nostalgia into the project and blends the two genres seamlessly. With blue-collar work ethic and sheer willpower, boyband’s reputation in the LA music scene is on full display. The debut project is filled with sparkling pop hooks and plenty of hidden gems in the lyrics that will have you hitting replay before the song is even over.

Watch the Anime inspired video for “Death Note” below!

Grab a copy of boyband’s debut project “alone in a boyband” on your favorite platform!

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Neverkept Release New Single, “Complicated”

Philly based pop-rock quartet, Neverkept just announced that they signed with Epitaph Records and dropped a new single and music video for “Complicated.”

“Incredibly grateful to say we’re a part of the Epitaph family,” says the band. “To find a home within a team that truly supports all of our visions has become a dream turned reality. Excited for this beginning.”

The new single comes just before they hit the road across North America with Sleep On It on the “The Pride And DisasTour” kicking off at the end of February.  Check out the dates and grab your tickets while you still can!

“The Pride And DisasTour 2020” ft. Sleep On It, Bearings, & Neverkept
Feb 28th – Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets 
Feb 29th – The Symposium – Lakewood, OH – Buy Tickets
March 1st – Pike Room – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets 
March 3rd – Thunderbird Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets 
March 4th – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets 
March 6th – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA –Buy Tickets
March 5th – Asbury Park Brewery – Asbury Park, NJ – SOLD OUT
March 7th – ONCE Ballroom – Boston, MA – SOLD OUT
March 8th – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
March 10th – Soundbar – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets 
March 11th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
March 13th – Big Room Bar – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets 
March 14th – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets 
March 16th – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets 
March 19th – Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets 
March 20th – 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA – Buy Tickets 
March 21st – Chain Reaction – Anahaeim, CA – Buy Tickets
March 22nd – Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
March 24th – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets 
March 25th – Deep Ellum Art Co. – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
March 27th – Red Flag – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
March 28th – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
March 29th – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets

Watch the brand new video for “Complicated” now.

Grab a copy of “Complicated” on your favorite platform so you can sing along on tour!

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Artist To Watch: Alexander 23

Alexander 23 is the greatest sad boi songwriter you haven’t met yet. His debut EP, “I’m Sorry I Love You,” is a collection of moments in time encapsulating heartbreak, existential dread and dying, love, and of course growing up.   We first met Alexander Glantz when he was a fresh faced, self taught drummer in THE HEYDAZE (rip). He’s grown up a little more since then and he’s ready to make his mark as a solo artist in the industry.

“I’m Sorry I Love You” displays Alexander 23’s songwriting and producing skills that have garnered high praise from the likes of Chelsea Cutler and Tana Mongeau-Paul, a feature on the latest soundtrack for Netflix’s hit series “13 Reasons Why”, and landed him coveted spots on several prominant “New Music Friday” playlists, as well as Amazon’s “Song Of The Day.” That’s a lot of awesome for the promising new artist.

Watch Alexander 23’s lyric video for “The Internet” below!

Alexander 23 is heading overseas with Lola Zouai and then back Stateside for his last several shows of 2019 including a stop at Brooklyn Steel in NYC with Omar Apollo.  He also just announced that he will be supporting Chelsea Cutler on the “How To Be Human” Tour hitting cities across North America in the Spring of 2020.  Alexander 23 is also featured on Chelsea’s latest single, “Lucky,” and you’ll be lucky to catch them singing it on tour together!

How To Be Human Tour ft. Chelsea Cutler & Alexander23
Feb 15th – Canton Hall – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Feb 16th – Emo’s – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets 
Feb 18th – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
Feb 19th – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets 
Feb 21st – Royal Oak Music Music Hall – Royal Oak, MI – Buy Tickets
Feb 22nd – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets 
Feb 23rd – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
Feb 25th – The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets 
Feb 27th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
March 3rd – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
March 4th – Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets 
March 5th – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
March 10th – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
March 11th – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee WI – Buy Tickets
March 12th – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
March 14th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
March 16th – The Showbox – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
March 17th – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
March 19th – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets 

Stream “I’m Sorry I Love You” on your favorite platform now so you can sing along on tour!

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PrettyMuch & CNCO Team Up For Spanglish Single, “Me Necesita”

Once in a blue moon, the pop stars align so perfectly that you get two of the most iconic and fresh faced boybands to not only come together but combine forces, create a supergroup and drop a single!  PrettyMuch and CNCO just dropped their latest collab called “Me Necesita” including a gravity defying dance battle/soccer game video to go with the hot new track.  Are you team PrettyMuch or team CNCO?

Watch the new video below!

Grab a copy of “Me Necesita” ft. PrettyMuch and CNCO on your favorite streaming platform. 

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Waterparks Announce “The Fandom Tour” 2019

Welcome to the Fandom! Waterparks just announced a huge headline tour hitting cities across the US this November and December including NYC, Philadelphia, Dallas, Baltimore, and more. Awsten, Geoff, and Otto are also gearing up to release their next album, “Fandom” through Hopeless Records on October 11th.  This gives fans enough time to learn the words and dissect every little easter egg the guys have hidden in the new record.

Check out the dates below and make sure you grab your tickets and VIP packages when they go on sale Friday, August 23rd at 10am local venue time.

“The Fandom Tour 2019” Ft. Waterparks
Nov 15th – Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 16th – Music Farm – Charleston, SC – Buy Tickets
Nov 17th – The Orpheum – Ybor, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 19th – The Undergound – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Nov 20th – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Nov 22nd – Reverb – Reading, PA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 23rd – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets
Nov 25th – Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Nov 26th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Nov 29th – The Vic Theater – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Nov 30th – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 1st – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets 
Dec 3rd – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Dec 4th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
Dec 6th – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
Dec 7th – The Truman – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
Dec 8th – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets 
Dec 10th – The Dept – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
Dec 13th – El Corazon – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 15th – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets 
Dec 16th – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 17th – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 18th – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets 
Dec 20th – Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets 
Dec 21st – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Dec 23rd – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “Watch What Happens Next” directed by Awsten himself below!

Pre-order your copy of “FANDOM” on Apple Music or Amazon now and receive “Watch What Happens Next” and “Dream Boy” instantly or pick up an exclusive pre-order bundle HERE that includes sweatshirts, hats, colored vinyl, patches, a stress ball, and more!

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Chase Atlantic Go To Space In “Love Is (Not) Easy” Video

Chase Atlantic blast off in their latest video for “Love Is (Not) Easy.”  With Clinton and Christian guiding the ship, Mitchel leaves the love of his life back on Earth and the crew suffer their demise proving that intergalctic love is in fact not easy.   When asked about the song, Mitchel said, “The song was inspired by a dear friend of ours who had recently suffered from heartbreak. He came into the studio and we asked him to write down how he felt and drew inspiration from both his story and our own personal situations. It’s kind of ironic how loving someone can be easy yet so difficult at the same time.”

Watch the official video for “Love Is (Not) Easy” below!

The Aussies just kicked off their massive headline “Phases Tour” hitting cities across North America with some venues sold out and many selling fast!  Check out the tour dates below and get your tickets while you still can.

“Phases Tour” 2019 ft. Chase Atlantic & Lauren Sanderson 
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 – SOLD OUT
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 

Pre-order a copy of Chase Atlantic’s sophomore album “Phases” on Apple Music or Amazon now and stream it on Spotify!

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Kim Petras Announces “Clarity” Project Due Out June 27th

Kim Petras just kicked off her first ever headline tour this week, dropped a new track called “Personal Hell,” and announced the release of her new project, “Clarity!” The new project is slated for release on June 27th! The “Clarity” project will feature 12 tracks including a mix of previously released tracks like “Broken,” “Got My Number,” “Do Me,” and “Blow It All” with several brand new tracks like “Icy,” “Meet The Parents,” and “Shinin’.”  Every single she’s released so far has been a certified BOP and have all dominated Spotify’s weekly charts.

When asked about the “Clarity” project, Kim said, “This project is all about finding myself. It started with ‘Broken’ and will end with Claritybecause it reflects my personal journey over the last two years. In writing my new music, I’ve learnt that a lot of the little things that go wrong in life don’t really matter at the end of the day. If anything, I’m now a stronger person because of them.”

Watch the official lyric video for Kim Petras’ new single, “Personal Hell”  now!

Kim’s sold out “Broken Tour” is hitting major cities across North America and then she will head over to Europe to continue her world domination. Check out all of the dates HERE and don’t miss out this tour!

Grab a copy of Kim Petras’ latest tracks on Apple Music and Amazon or stream it on Spotify!

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