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Pale Waves Release Debut Album “My Mind Makes Noises”

Manchester outfit Pale Waves just dropped their debut album “My Mind Makes Noises” to rave reviews and ushers in a brand new era of dark synth.  Pale Waves have proven that they have the ability to masterfully blend silvery synths and polished pop hooks into their own new vintage style.

Each track on this exceptional debut album is unique in its own right.  Lyrically, this album touches on everything from love and loss, to feeling so insecure about yourself and wondering if you’ll ever be loved by anyone again.  Pale Waves crafted an album that will stand the test of time and certainly passed our “drive fast down the highway with all the windows down and the radio up” test.

Pale Waves are coming back to North American this Fall with tons of headlining dates across the US.  Tickets are on sale now!  Check out all of the dates below.

Pale Waves Fall 2018 Tour
Oct 26th – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 27th – Trees – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 28th – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Oct 30th – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
Oct 31st – Crowbar – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 2nd – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 3rd – The Social – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 5th – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Nov 6th – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
Nov 7th – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Nov 9th – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA – Buy Tickets
Nov 10th – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
Nov 11th – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Nov 12th – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
Nov 13th – The Sinclair – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Nov 15th – Opera House – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Nov 17th – Corona Capital – Mexico City, MX – Buy Tickets
Nov 19th – Madison Live – Covington, KY – Buy Tickets
Nov 20th – Skully’s – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
Nov 21st – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Nov 23rd – Rave Bar – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
Nov 24th – Amsterdam Hall – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
Nov 25th – Slowdown – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets 
Nov 26th – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Nov 28th – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
Nov 30th – Neumos – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 1st – Venue – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets 
Dec 2nd – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR  – Buy Tickets
Dec 4th – August Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
Dec 6th – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Dec 7th – The Irenic – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “One More Time” below!

Grab a copy of “My Mind Makes Noises” on iTunes or Amazon now or stream on Spotify so you can sing along on tour!

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MKTO Return With New Single “How Can I Forget”

Malcom Kelley and Tony Oller aka MKTO are back and they’re better than ever!  The two best friends return after a two year hiatus right where they left off with a brand new single called “How Can I Forget.”  They teamed up with longtime collaborators and co-writers Emanuel “Eman” Kiriakou [Selena Gomez, Ne-Yo] and Evan “Kidd” Bogart[Beyonce, Rihanna] and promise that more new music is on the way soon!  “How Can I Forget” brings their classic R&B charisma, finger snaps, and a bright guitar riff marking a new chapter for MKTO.

When asked about the timing, “The timing was just right,” says Malcolm. “This was the moment. We had the records ready. We wanted to deliver for the fans who had been waiting.”  Tony said, “We’re both just so humbled and thankful to the people who have supported our music. It’s only that sort of support that allows us to get back out there. There’s an energy between us that we never found anywhere else. We’re so excited to be back.”

Watch the Westworld inspired video for “How Can I Forget” below!

Grab a copy on iTunes and Amazon or stream on Spotify and stay tuned for more new music from MKTO coming soon.

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Seaway + Trophy Eyes Announce “The American Vacation Tour” 2018

Canadian pop punk group Seaway are teaming up with their Aussie friends in Trophy Eyes for an epic mashup tour called “The American Vacation Tour” hitting cities across North America this November and December.

Both bands released incredibly diverse and genre bending albums that continually push  boundries forward and draw in new fans.  Seaway’s “Vacation” dropped to high praise all around and showed just how pop these skate punk kids can go while Trophy Eyes chose to defy their brand of hard punk rock drenching their new album “The American Dream” in pure pop rock gold.  Microwave, Can’t Swim, and Hot Mulligan are tagging along on this winter tour so be sure to get there early.

Presale tickets are available now through SoundRink.  General on sale begins Friday Sept 7th so be sure to grab yours while they last!  Check out of all the tour dates below.

“The American Vacation Tour” ft. Seaway + Trophy Eyes
Nov 15th – Telegram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Nov 16th – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
Nov 17th – Nile Half House – Mesa, AZ – Buy Tickets
Nov 19th – RBC – Dallas TX – Buy Tickets 
Nov 20th – Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets 
Nov 21st – The Studio @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 23rd – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 24th – Soundbar – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 25th – O’Malley’s Sports Bar – Margate, FL – Buy Tickets
Nov 27th – Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC – Buy Tickets 
Nov 28th – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
Nov 29th – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 30th – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 1st – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY – Buy Tickets 
Dec 2nd – The Opera House – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets 
Dec 4th – Rec Room – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets 
Dec 5th – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets 
Dec 6th – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
Dec 7th – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Dec 8th – Fubar – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets 
Dec 9th – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO – Buy Tickets 
Dec 11th – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Dec 12th – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
Dec 14th – El Corazon – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Dec 15th – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
Dec 17th – Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 18th – Cornerstone Berkeley – Berkeley, CA – Buy Tickets

Watch the brand new video for Trophy Eyes’ single “Friday Forever” below!

Grab a copy of each band’s album so you can sing along on tour!
Seayway “Vacation” – iTunes, Amazon, Spotify
Trophy Eyes “The American Dream” – iTunes, Amazon, Spotify

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The Faim Announce “Summer Is A Curse EP” Due Out Sept 7th

Australia is really kicking it up a notch with their music exports lately and The Faim are ready to take the world by storm.  After working with massive names like Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, snagging co-writes with Ashton Irwin of 5SOS (“Summer Is A Curse”) and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy (“Saints Of The Sinners”), The Faim tapped legendary producer John Feldmann for their debut “Summer Is A Curse EP” due out September 7th.

The Faim aren’t letting anything stand in their way and have already racked up an impressive 3.5 million global streams on Spotify on their last single, “Summer Is A Curse.”  The band just unveiled their newest  pop friendly single called “A Million Stars” and displays frontman Josh Raven’s powerhouse vocals.

When asked about the new EP, the band said “To say we’re excited about releasing this EP is an understatement. More than just songs, to us these six tracks are a window into our world. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the community around us and welcome you all on this beautiful journey. We’re proud to be able to share our music with you and hope you enjoy listening as much as we’ve enjoyed writing it.”

Listen to “A Million Stars” below on Spotify!

The “Summer Is As Curse EP” will serve as a prelude to The Faim’s hotly anticipated debut album expected in 2019 and will include five brand new tracks that show off their stadium ready sound, impressive songwriting chops, as well as their pop-punk energy and infectious hooks.

The Faim are currently on tour in Europe through October. Check out the tour dates below and grab your tickets now!

The Faim Fall 2018 Tour Dates
Sept 15th – Academy – Dublin, Ireland – Buy Tickets 
Sept 17th – SWX – Bristol, UK – Buy Tickets 
Sept 18th – Engine Rooms – Southampton, UK – Buy Tickets 
Sept 19th – The Waterfront – Norwich, UK – Buy Tickets
Sept 21st – O2 Institute – Birmingham, UK – Buy Tickets 
Sept 22nd – Leeds University Stylus – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – O2 Ritz Manchester – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
Sept 27th – Riverside Newcastle – Newcastle, UK – Buy Tickets 
Sept 29th – O2 Forum Kentish Town – London, UK – Buy Tickets 
Oct 2nd – Trix Club – Antwerp, Belgium – Buy Tickets
Oct 3rd – Melkweg OZ – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Buy Tickets
Oct 5th – Die Kantine – Koln, Germany – Buy Tickets 
Oct 11th – Yoyo – Paris, France – Buy Tickets 

Be sure to grab a copy of the smash single “Summer Is A Curse” on iTunes and Amazon and don’t forget to pre-save the brand new EP on Spotify  so you can be among the first to have all 6 tracks instantly!

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Broadside & With Confidence Announce Fall 2018 Co-Headlining “Love and Loathing In Paradise Tour”

Broadside just got off the Final 2018 Vans Warped Tour but Ollie, Dorian, Pat, Jeff, and Dom are ready to hit the road again this Fall.  This time, they’re co-headlining the “Love and Loathing in Paradise Tour” featuring their buddies in With Confidence and special guests Sleep On It and Small Talks.

The massive tour will see Broadside and With Confidence hitting cities across the US starting in November and seeing them through December.  Broadside frontman Ollie Baxxter says, “We met With Confidence at the 2016 Warped Tour, where we both played the Full Sail stage, and again in 2017 on our first ever tour of the UK. And we hooked up again on this year’s final Warped sharing the Owly.FM stage. I don’t know the names of all the stages we are about to play this Nov/Dec but we are excited to not be drenched in sweat together!”

General public tickets go on sale Friday August 31st at 10am local time, so be sure to grab yours while they last! Check out all the dates below!

“Love And Loathing In Paradise Tour” – Broadside & With Confidence
Nov 14th – The Troubadour – Los Angels, CA – Buy Tickets
Nov 16th – Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA – Buy Tickets
Nov 17th – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Nov 18th – Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets 
Nov 19th – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM – Buy Tickets 
Nov 21st – 89th ST – Oklahoma, OK – Buy Tickets
Nov 23rd – Alamo City – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets 
Nov 24th – The Studio @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Nov 25th – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Nov 27th – Purgatory @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Nov 28th – Canal Club – Richmond, VA – Buy Tickets 
Nov 29th – Milkboy Arthouse – College Park, MD – Buy Tickets
Nov 30th – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
Dec 1st – Palladium Upstairs – Worchester, MA – Buy Tickets
Dec 2nd – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 3rd – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 4th – El Club – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets 
Dec 6th – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
Dec 7th – Fubar – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets 
Dec 8th – Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS – Buy Tickets 
Dec 9th – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets 
Dec 11th – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
Dec 13th – Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets 
Dec 14th – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets

Watch the official video for Broadside’s “I Love You, I Love You, It’s Disgusting” below!

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In Real Life, CNCO, AJ Mitchell & More Rock Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the US Open

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is one of our favorite days of the year as it brings together two of our favorite things: music and tennis!   The event is in celebration of Arthur Ashe, the tennis player and humanitarian who won the first US Open title in 1968.  This year was extra special as it’s also the 50th anniversary of the US Open!

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On Saturday, current tennis players Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Madison Keys, Angelique Kerber, and Serena Williams hit the court along with young players from the NJTL and Net Generation.  The show also featured performances from some of the hottest rising artists.  AAKD has a knack for booking talent before they make it big: past performers include Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, & Demi Lovato just to name a few.

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The show was hosted by Skai Jackson and Alex Aiono, returning to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day for his third time!  Echosmith kicked off the show with their hit singles “Cool Kids” and “Over My Head.”   In Real Life celebrated their one-year anniversary since they came together on ABC’s “Boy Band” by performing in front of one of their biggest crowds to date!   They showed off their moves and harmonies to their new single, “Tonight Belongs To You.”

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Djokovic, Nadal, Kerber, and Keys hit the court for a target challenge alongside young player Nicole, representing the NJTL chapter in Silver Springs, MD.  Each player had to hit forehands and backhands, as a tally was kept of each target that was hit.  Nicole blew the pros off the court and hit more backhands and forehands than any of them!  Each player was hitting for a special charity.

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Serena Williams hopped on court with a group of lucky Net Generation players!  She rallied with some players and even showed off her jump roping skills!  This will be Serena’s first US Open since becoming a mother last year and as always she was thrilled to be a part of AAKD!

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AJ Mitchell was surprised with the news that he’d be performing at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day during an interview with Radio Disney’s Morgan, who also co-hosted the show.  AJ sang his catchy new song “Girls,” from his new EP “Hopeful.”

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Kim Petras’ bubbly pop sound helped keep the party going with her infectious “Heart To Break.”

CNCO performed on the court in perfect boy band formation.  They had the crowd moving to their hits “Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos)” and “Se Vuelve Loca.”  Their performance definitely earned some of the biggest screams of the day! 

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All of the performers joined Shine MSD and drama students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on stage for the finale for a special performance of “Shine.”   The song has become an anthem for people to spread love and awareness, and that you’re never too young to make a change.  It was a fitting end to a day in honor of a man who also worked to share the same message.

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SecretFangirls.com Interview In Real Life

It’s been officially one year now since In Real Life were formed!   Sergio Calderon, Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Drew Ramos, and Michael Conor were the finalists on ABC’s “Boy Band” last Summer.  It’s been a crazy year for the guys who are gearing up for a headlining tour that will take them across the US and even around the globe this Fall!  They’ve released four tracks so far and promise even more new music is on the way. In Real Life celebrated a year together by performing for one of their biggest crowds yet at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in New York.

We chatted with the boy band before they took the stage and found out who they’d fangirl over.  They even showed off their boyband moves and did a perfect New Kids dance.  Watch our interview below!

Check out In Real Life’s Tour dates HERE!

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