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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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Video Premiere: Shiffley – “Instinct Over Mind”

Shiffley have been keeping it low key, working on new music behind the scenes. We’re excited to present the premiere of their latest single and brand new music video for “Instinct Over Mind.”

The piano driven ballad showcases the stripped back evolution of the synth pop group.  Directed and edited by bassist Shaune Killough, the music video focuses on singer, Alex Ganes as he pours his heart out on a grand piano to an empty auditorium.

Watch the brand new video for “Instinct Over Mind” below!

Grab a copy of Shiffley’s acoustic b-sides on iTunes and Amazon, or stream them on Spotify.

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James Maslow Drops Lyric Video For New Single, “Love U Sober”

Former BTR member, current heartthrob, James Maslow is hitting the ground running this Spring with a BELLA Magazine cover and a brand new single called “Love U Sober.”  The new track is an upbeat, euphoric track about James’ life and past relationships and his struggle with differentiating between love and lust.

When asked about what the new music, James said, “A large portion of the music I’m going to put out is influenced by my past relationships. ‘Love U Sober’ acknowledges the fact that I was in a relationship with someone and we had so much fun, but after many months, I began to question it. The sad part was the connection wasn’t as real as I thought; it was masked by the emotion of partying. Saying I want to love you sober might be more literal than people realize.”

James is also the cover star of BELLA Magazine’s latest issue which is now available in Barnes&Noble nationwide. The cover story features an indepth tell-all about his new music, inspirations, and what fans can expect from him in 2019. He just wrapped filming on “Wolfhound,” a WWII action film, as well as “My Boyfriend’s Meds” starring alongside Jaime Camil, Sandra Echeverria, Jason Alexander and Brooke Shields, slated for release August, 30th, 2019.

Watch the lyric video for James Maslow’s latest single, “Love U Sober” below!

Grab a copy of “Love U Sober” on iTunes and Amazon, or stream it on Spotify now.

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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!

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SWMRS Team Up With Vevo For Exclusive Live Performances

Oakland, CA bred SWMRS dropped their sophomore album, “Berkeley’s On Fire”  through Fueled By Ramen earlier this year and Cole, Max, Joey, and Seb have been on a meteoric rise ever since.  The childhood friends just teamed up with Vevo for two exclusive live performances of their latest singles “April In Houston” and “Too Much Coffee.” 

SWMRS blend their loud and fast style with the social conscientiousness that’s been missing from music.  When asked about the writing process for the latest record, co-frontman Cole Becker explained, “When we were writing these songs we were very conscious of our role in creating a space for people to escape the nonstop negative media cycle.”

Watch the VEVO Exclusive video for “Too Much Coffee” below!

SWMRS are on a healing tour across North America right now, bringing their live show stateside after an amazing, sold out run through Europe. Check out the dates HERE and be sure to grab your tickets while they last.

Pick up a copy of “Berkeley’s On Fire” on iTunes or Amazon, and stream it on Spotify so you sing along on tour!

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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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