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Artist To Watch: Yours Truly

Hailing from Australia, Yours Truly are cementing their name as the next big thing. The band have already made a name for themselves in the scene after hitting the road with Senses Fail, Sum 41, and more while writing and releasing some of the most earnest pop punk tracks since Paramore hit the airwaves almost 16 years ago.

Yours Truly’s debut album, Self Care is due out September 18th and if the singles they’ve released so far are any indication, this record is laying the groundwork for a long tenure in the pop punk scene. Lead singles, “Undersize”, “Together”, and “Composure” pair catchy hooks with diary lyricism tying the record together to help realize “that you have the strength to shape your own future and learning to treat yourself more kindly along the way.” Yours Truly’s debut EP is an inward look at singer Mikaila Delgado conquering her own personal struggles.

The band’s latest single, “Undersize” is an acoustic driven track written by Delgado for a friend going through their own battles. “This song is really a letter to a close friend of mine,” she says. “While watching them navigating their life through all the ups, downs and obstacles life throws at them, I wrote this just to let them know that I’m here for them through all of that.”

Watch the official video for “Undersize” below!

We can’t wait to hear what Yours Truly have been working on after a monumental 2019 and unraveling the year personally and professionally while reflecting and coping to write a debut album. Now, the band have their sights set on the year ahead that includes a slot on Sad Summer Fest 2021 with All Time Low, The Story So Far, Movements, The Maine, Grayscale, and Destroy Boys.

Pre-orders for Self Care are available now through the UNFD store – the first 100 preorders come with a free self care album art patch! More more information and other platform pre-orders, click here.

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Awich Releases Major Label Debut, “Partition”

Awich, short for “Asia Wish Child,” has established herself as one of Japan’s top hip hop artists and is set to redefine the hierarchy of the community. The Okinawa-born MC has become one of the most fierce acts, balancing swaggering numbers and swinging lyrical flexes most MC’s can only dream of.

Her musical journey began with a chance trip to a CD store thanks to her cousin. “My cousin wanted to go. I went, and she said I could pick whatever I wanted, and she’d rent it for me.” It’s important to note that hip hop was starting to redefine the direction of popular music in Japan thanks to American artists getting more time in the spotlight and domestic artists rising up to the mainstream. Intrigued by the genre, then teen Awich “went to the hip hop section, and just closed my eyes and picked one. That was 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me.

She did her homework on 2Pac, reading his lyrics, listening to all of his interviews, and was totally captured by what she heard. Awich had been writing poetry since she was 9 so she learned to bend the art towards music and continued to learn the history and style of hiphop.

The lead single from her brand new, major label debut Partition, “Shook Shook” was shaped after one memorable headline show. “I did a headline set at a show with a whole bunch of dude rappers. Real macho dudes. They all went before me…but I was the headline. A woman, as the finale, like a queen. Like a boss bitch,” she says. “The audience didn’t expect that…a girl, after all these dudes?”

Awich’s latest single, “Bad Bad” has a more “vibe-y” feel than “Shook Shook” and shows off how multifaceted she is. The track focuses the uncertainty of new love, from the strength of taking on the world with someone new by your side, to the strange feeling of weakness around wanting someone to stay. The video for “Bad Bad” was scouted by Awich, filmed on her home island of Okinawa and features real life friends and her daughter, showcasing her life and love on the island. When asked about the direction of the video, director, Kento Yamada (Double Tokyo) states, “A rapper, a woman and a mother. I’m honored to be able to capture various faces of Awich on this video in her homeland Okinawa.”

That’s the energy and stage presence Awich brings to every performance. She’s tackling the male-centric music industry, and cornering the Japanese rap market with her story and unmatched flow. “I want to be one of the best rappers in Japanese rap history,” she says. “And internationally, I want to be one of the first Japanese artists that can really communicate who she is and where she comes from.”

Partition expands every side of her and highlights Awich’s strong writing skills while also experimenting with different moods. “Awake” flows gently with lyrics that comfort the listener while “Patrona” cuts like a knife sharpened with intent.

Awich is also adamant about using her platform to raise awareness in Japan about social injustices and most recently the Black Lives Matter movement by taking to her social media to show support, and speaking at panels aimed at educating local audiences.

Watch the official video for “Bad Bad” below.

Listen to Partition on your favorite streaming platform now!

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The Band CAMINO Join Dan + Shay’s “The (Arena) Tour” 2020

 

The Band CAMINO have had a major breakout year in 2019 and they arent’ slowing down at all for 2020.  They just announced that they will joining Dan + Shay’s “The (Arena) Tour” hitting several major arenas across North America this Spring!

With massive hits like “Daphne Blue” and “See Through”, and their “tryhard” EP, The Band CAMINO have made a splash in the industry with insanely catchy tunes that never get old.

Check out the dates below and make sure you grab your tickets while you can!

The Band CAMINO + Dan+Shay – “The (Arena) Tour” 2020
March 6th – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets 
March 7th – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
March 8th – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets 
March 12th – Wells Fargo Arena – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets 
March 13th – John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA – Buy Tickets
March 14th – Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SC – Buy Tickets
March 19th – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets 
March 20th – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets 
March 21st – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
March 26th – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI – Buy Tickets 
March 27th – KFC YUM! Center – Louisville, KY –Buy Tickets 
March 28th – Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC –Buy Tickets 
April 9th – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets 
April 10th – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets 
April 11th – Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
April 16th – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets 
April 17th – United Center – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
April 18th – CHI Health Center – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets

Watch the official video for The Band CAMINO’s smash hit, “Daphne Blue (Acoustic)” now!

Grab a copy of “tryhard” on your favorite streaming platform so you can sing along on tour.

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SecretFangirls.com Interview Kid Quill

You can usually tell how far an artist is going to make it based on the crowd’s reaction.  After seeing Kid Quill on his first headlining tour, we know he’s on his way to the top.  The crowd was hype from the minute he walked on the stage until the last encore, enthusiastically singing, jumping, and dancing along the entire show.  Kid Quill’s gone from “the opener,” on tour with artists like Bryce Vine, to headlining his own “Meet Me at Sunset” Tour across the US.

The tour was in support of his latest album, “Sunset Diner,” which  draws inspiration from music of the 70s and 80s combined with his modern hip-hop sound.

We caught up with Kid Quill before the last night of tour at Mercury Lounge in NYC.  Watch our interview and learn about his favorite part of touring, what’s coming next, and his go-to diner meal.

Pick up a copy of “Sunset Diner” on your favorite platform!

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The Band CAMINO Rocked Sold Out Webster Hall Show

Hailing from Memphis, TN, The Band CAMINO have been on a roll since dropping two smash hits, “See Through” and “Daphne Blue” back in May, on top of an already impressive catalogue of  independent releases since forming in 2015.  After signing a major deal with Elektra back in May and putting in the groundwork of building their already widespread fanbase, The Band CAMINO are poised to be the next big name in rock.

Comprised of co-frontment Jeffery Jordan and Spencer Stewert, bassist Graham Rowell, and drummer Garrison Burgess, these guys craft melodies and hooks that stick with you weeks after your first listen.  Each track is sickly sweet in the best way possible and simply addicting.

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The Band CAMINO are in the middle of some of the biggest headline shows of their lives and that includes a sold out stop at NYC’s newly renovated Webster Hall earlier this month. Front to back, New York showed up and got off their feet – literally, the floor was shaking as the guys barrelled through the hits and deep cuts all night long.

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The energy in the room skyrocketed from the first note of the final track from their “tryhard” EP, “Break Me” straight through “2/14,” “Fool Of Myself,” and the subdued “I Spend Too Much Time In My Room.”  They gave the crowd everything from their arsenal and you can tell they left everything on the stage that night.

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Closing out the set with “Haunted,” the crowd sang along to every word all night long and could feel the collective heavy sigh as the night came to an end.  The encore really sent the night out with a bang including “What I Want” and their runaway hit “Daphne Blue” leaving the crowd wanting more even after the house lights came up.

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The Band CAMINO’s ability to tap into so many different levels of emotion in each song is a true journey many bands struggle with even years into their careers.  They’ve hit that nail on the head early on and we can’t wait to see where it takes them.

Watch the official video for “Daphne Blue” below!

Pick up a copy of “tryhard” on Amazon and Apple Music, or stream it on your favorite streaming platform!

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US Open Fan Week to Feature Free Concerts by LANY, Brett Eldredge, & Leon Bridges

The Qualifying Tournament for the US Open kicks off on Monday, August 19th in NYC!  As usual, admission to watch the qualifying matches is FREE and open to the public.  This year the US Open is introducing an expanded US Open Fan Week that includes happy hours, concerts, exhibition matches, stadium tours, and much more!

We’re most excited about the Chase Sound Check Concerts!   LANY will be performing on August 21, Brett Eldredge on August 22, and Leon Bridges on August 23!  The concerts kick off at 8pm and are free and open to the public like the rest of the US Open Fan Week activities!

Head over to the US Open Fan Week website to view the full schedule of activities – every single day is stacked with fun stuff to do.  And did we mention that it’s FREE?   Come experience the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, watch some incredible professional tennis up close, and catch one of your favorite artists … all in one day!

US Open Fan Week – Chase Sound Check concerts
August 21 – LANY
August 22 – Brett Eldredge
August 23- Leon Bridges
8pm to 9pm
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
More Info

Fan Week wraps up with the annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day celebration!   AAKD will feature performances by MAX, Austin Mahone, Ava Max, and more!   Learn more about AAKD and the family festival here!

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Bryce Vine Celebrates “Carnival” Release With Sold Out Webster Hall Show

Bryce Vine dropped his first major label album, “Carnival,” on July 26th and celebrated with a handful of shows including a stop at the legendary Webster Hall in NYC.  The sold out show doubled as a hometown show for Bryce, who was born in New York just a few blocks from the venue.

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From the opening song, “Love Is A Blessing,” the crowd could tell they were in for an unforgettable night.  Everyone was singing along loudly throughout the show, from Bryce’s older material to brand new tracks from “Carnival.”    The singing was so loud at times Bryce just let the crowd take over and soaked in the moment, remarking that at times it was so loud it  was “almost irresponsible.”

Bryce closed out the set with his current hit, “La La Land,” which had the already energetic crowd in a frenzy.  He hopped off stage to get even closer to the fans but ended up landing badly and spraining his ankle!   You wouldn’t have had any idea what happened, as Bryce kept on performing and ended the song without missing the beat.

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He triumphantly came back out after a short break, telling the crowd he “thought he broke his ankle” but that he couldn’t leave without giving his full set.   Bryce finished the show sitting in a chair on stage, still going just as hard as he had been throughout the night.  The encore included his smash “Drew Barrymore,” “Sour Patch Kids,” and most fittingly “Guilty Pleasure.”    It was a hella fun night and we’re sure Bryce and the entire crowd would do it all again!

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Setlist:
Love is a Blessing
On The Ball
Sunflower Seeds
Classic and Perfect
My Holiday
Street Punks on a Freight Train
Glamorama
Bella
The Fall
Love Me Hate Me
Nowhere Man
Bang Bang
Factory Love
Shallow Water
Not Alright
La La Land
Drew Barrymore
Guilty Pleasure
Sour Patch Kids

Pick up a copy of “Carnival” on iTunes or Amazon now and be sure to follow Bryce Vine & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

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MILKK Release “Stupid” Single From Upcoming Debut Album

MILKK are the Internet’s self proclaimed boyband with a tongue in cheek, lackadaisical approach to building their empire.

The band, comprised of Pat Kiloran, Jack Vondrachek, and John Ogelby, just released their second single, “Stupid” off their upcoming debut album.  The new track is an uplifting ballad written by singer/songwriter Pat Kiloran and self-produced by the band that tells the tale of modern love and deep dives into the effects of technological distractions.

Watch the stripped down version of “Stupid” below!

Grab a copy of “Stupid” on iTunes or Amazon, and stream the song on Spotify.

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PUBLIC Interview With SecretFangirls.com

PUBLIC is a pop trio from Cincinatti, OH.  You might have caught them on tour opening for Jesse McCartney’s “Better With You Tour” all Summer long.  They’ve also played shows with Twenty One Pilots, AJR, and WALK THE MOON.  John, Matt, and Ben create infectious pop music and put on a high-energy show that can’t be missed.  They just dropped the video for their new single, “One That I Want,” and are set to take over your hearts and your playlists.

We caught up with PUBLIC before their headlining show at Mercury Lounge in NYC and learned more about their new video, who they’d fangirl over and more.  Watch our interview and get to know more about PUBLIC, your new favorite band!

Pick up a copy of “One That I Want” on iTunes now.

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New Kids On The Block Announce “The Mixtape Tour” For Summer 2019

NKOTB just dropped a HUGE Summer tour announcement for 2019 featuring all of their closest friends like Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson!  “The Mixtape Tour” kicks off May 2nd and brings the New Kids across North America all Summer long.

You know NKOTB can’t leave you with just a massive tour announcement!  Donnie, Danny, Jon, Jordan, and Joey also dropped a brand new single called “80’s Baby.”  The lyric video is an homage to all things 80s like 8-bit video games, bamboo earrings, satellite phones, pagers, and of course, mixtapes!

Fan club presales for “The Mixtape Tour” have already started while general on sales begin Friday Oct 12th at 10am local time.  VIP barstools and packages are also available on the official NKOTB site.  Check out all the dates below and make sure you grab your tickets before they sell out!

“The Mixtape Tour” ft. NKOTB, Naughty By Nature, Salt-N-Pepa, & more
May 2nd – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets 
May 4th – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
May 5th – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
May 7th – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets 
May 8th – Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
May 9th – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
May 10th – Fedex Forum – Memphis, TN – Buy Tickets 
May 11th – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets 
May 13th – American Bank Center- Corpus Christi, TX – Buy Tickets
May 15th – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
May 16th – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
May 17th – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
May 18th – Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
May 21st – Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX – Buy Tickets
May 22nd – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
May 23rd – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
May 24th – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
May 25th – Mandalay Bay Arena – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
May 26th – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
May 28th – Rabobank Arena – Bakersfield, CA – Buy Tickets
May 29th – SAP Center – San Jose, CA – Buy Tickets
May 30th – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets
June 1st – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA – Buy Tickets
June 2nd – Moda Center – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
June 4th – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID – Buy Tickets
June 6th – Viviant Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
June 7th – Pepsi Center Arena – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
June 8th – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE – Buy Tickets
June 9th – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA – Buy Tickets
June 11th – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
June 12th – Fiserv Forum – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
June 13th – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI – Buy Tickets
June 14th – AllState Arena – Rosemont, IL – Buy Tickets
June 18th – Little Ceasar’s Arena – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
June 19th – Scotia Bank Arena – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
June 21st – Key Bank Center – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
June 22nd – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
June 23rd – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Capital One Arena – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
June 27th – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
June 28th – TD GArden – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
June 30th – Nassau Vet Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 3rd – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Borgata Event Center – Atlantic City, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 6th – Hershey Park – Hershey, PA – Buy Tickets
July 7th – THe PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC – Buy Tickets
July 9th – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
July 10th – Bon Secours Arena – Greenville, SC – Buy Tickets
July 11th – State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
July 12th – Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets
July 13th – AmWay Center – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
July 14th – Hard Rock Live Seminole – Hollywood, FL – Buy Tickets

Watch the brand new lyric video for NKOTB’s new single “80s Baby” below!

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