Album Preview: We Were Sharks – “Lost Touch”

Our latest Artist To Watch, We Were Sharks are hitting the road early in 2018 to gear up for the release of their brand new album Lost Touch on February 23rd.  The album is called Lost Touch but We Were Sharks haven’t lost touch with the genuine feeling and joy that pop punk brings to the entire scene.

“Beyond Repair” kicks off the album like shattering the glass walls surrounding the album.  Lost Touch as a whole shows the obvious personal and musical growth of the band from their previous releases and brings them to the forefront of the genre.  We Were Sharks are poised to take their rightful spot on the list of our favorite releases for 2018 so far.

“Hotel Beds” is a stand out track with the bouncey scream along chorus and contrasting verses.  However, “Stay” is the pinnacle of the album.  Lyrically and musically, “Stay” is the closest the band comes to radio perfection on the album which should be more than enough to push them through to Summer song playlist domination.

Broadside’s Ollie Baxter brings his sugary sweet vocals on “Late Bloomer.”  The track centers on the topic of keeping a hold on things you loved when you were young.  Ollie brings that something we were missing and really catapults the album through to the end.

Lost Touch is a solid listen start to finish filled with odes to the glory days of pop punk and sing along choruses.  We can’t wait to see what the future holds for We Were Sharks!

Watch the official video for “Ashley” now!

Lost Touch will be released February 23rd through Victory Records.  Pre-order bundles are available HERE and include exclusive items like posters, t-shirts, and hoodies.  Pre-order your copy on iTunes and Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

Catch We Were Sharks on the road all February long with Belmont, Boys of Fall, and Sink The Ship! Check out the tour dates HERE and get your tickets while they last.

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Alex Aiono Brings “Feels Like Tour” to NYC

Alex Aiono slayed his sold out “Feel Like Tour” stop at Highline Ballroom in NYC!   With his good friend and collaborator Trinidad Cardona kicking the show off, the duo brought the house down and made sure the crowd had the night of their lives.


Alex sang and danced his way through his high energy set with a huge smile on his face the entire time!   The energetic crowd was singing along to every word.  The show was one nonstop dance party from start to finish, and Alex did an awesome job keeping the crowd involved.   He even brought up a special fan and serenaded her on his acoustic guitar halfway through the set.


Alex got his start by posting his now iconic mashups of songs on YouTube.  He included his Drake/Nicky Jam “One Dance/Hasta el Ananecer” mashup as part of the set, and it was 🔥🔥🔥.   We love that Alex has the moves, the vocals, and producing skills.  He is the total package.


We’ve been hearing “Does It Feels Like Falling” absolutely everywhere lately, and judging by the reaction that Alex got during his sold out show, you’ll be seeing and hearing much more from him soon!  We can’t wait to see him on his next tour, and we can see him selling out even bigger venues around the country.


Pick up a copy of “Does It Feel Like Falling” featuring Trinidad Cardona on iTunes now!


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Fly By Midnight Release “The Boombox Series” EP

Fly By Midnight have been putting in the hours and 2018 is shaping up to be a HUGE year for these guys!  The guys just won Firefly’s “Big Break Artist of 2018” contest and get the once in a lifetime opportunity to perform at Firefly Festival in Delaware this May!  Wanting to revive the most classic “guilty pleasure” tracks and the biggest female driven anthems from the early 2000s,  Justin Bryte and Slavo just released a brand new mini EP to kick start the new year with some throwback vibes.

“The Boombox Series” mini EP is a small taste of Fly By Midnight’s wide musical influences.  The first song they dropped was an infectious cover of Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere” which was literally everywhere when it first came out, and still follows us!   The second track was Rihanna’s “Umbrella” which is such an iconic song that we still whisper sing it to ourselves every time it rains.

Today, FBM share the final track from their mini EP, “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne. JBryte and Slavo put their own twist on the power pop punk track with their distinct layered vocals making this a fun synthy remix that even the most secret fangirl wouldn’t be ashamed to admit they love!

Check out the fun video for their cover of “Complicated” below!

Grab a copy of “The Boombox Series” EP on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Fall Out Boy Announce “The MA N I A” Tour 2018

They’re back with a madness!  Fall Out Boy are proving why they’re still the kings of pop punk even if you don’t think they’re pop punk anymore.  Pete, Andy, Joe, and Patrick just dropped their long awaited new album “MA N   I       A” and announced a massive tour for Fall 2018.  Get ready to sing until your lungs give out because they’re bringing Machine Gun Kelly with them and so many more friends!

Every Chicagoan dreams of playing Wrigley Field and FOB are going home for the show of a lifetime. With MGK and Rise Against, they’re playing the iconic stadium on Sept. 8th for one special night only.  Wrigley Field will include an Angels And Kings resurrection, an exclusive merch pop up store with new designs, old ones you thought you would never see again, and many more surprises!

Tickets for “The  MA  N    I        A ”  Tour go on sale Friday January 23rd at 10am local venue time.  Merch order presale codes are available through the FOB webstore and are available with any purchase of any merchandise item.  Want another chance for presale tickets?  Sign up for the Fall Out Boy mailing list and get another crack at tickets before the public on sale.   Check out all of the dates below and we’ll see you there!

Fall Out Boy “The  MA  N    I       A” Tour ft. MGK
Aug 29th – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
Aug 31st -Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Sept 1st – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
Sept 2nd – Keybank Center -Buffalo, NY
Sept 4th – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Sept 5th – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 6th – The Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
Sept 8th – Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
Sept 9th – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
Sept 11th – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Sept 12th – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
Sept 14th – Greensboro Coliseum Complex – Greensboro, NC
Sept 16th – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
Sept 21st – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Sept 22nd – Chesapeake Energy Center – Oklahoma City, OK
Sept 23rd – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX
Sept 25th – UTEP Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
Sept 26th – Tucson Arena – Tucson, AZ
Sept 28th – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Sept 29th – HONDA Center – Anaheim, CA
Sept 30th -SAP Center –  San Jose, CA
Oct 2nd – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
Oct 3rd – Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 5th – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE
Oct 6th – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
Oct 7th -Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
Oct 9th – Verizon Arena – North Little Rock, AR
Oct 10th -Smoothie King Center –  New Orleans, LA

Watch the brand new video for “Church” below.

Grab a copy of “MA N.   I.     A” on iTunes or Amazon now so you can sing along on tour!

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Broadside Head Out On Silverstein & Tonight Alive’s Co-Headlining “Get Free” Tour

The Broadside boys might have taken a little break from touring but they’re back and better than ever!  The guys are heading out with Silverstein, Tonight Alive, and Picturesque on the “Get Free” Tour this January and February.   The tour is hitting cities across the US and playing some pretty awesome venues!  Check out the dates below and make sure you get your tickets HERE while you still can.

“Get Free” Tour Ft. Silverstein, Tonight Alive, & Broadside
Jan 19th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Jan 20th – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Jan 21st – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN
Jan 23rd – Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
Jan 24th – Grananda Theatre – Lawrence, KS
Jan 26th – Summit – Denver, CO
Jan 27th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 28th – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
Jan 30th – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Jan 31st – Slims – San Francisco, CA
Feb 1st – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Feb 2nd – The Regent – Los Angeles, CA
Feb 3rd – Vinyl – Las Vegas, NV
Feb 5th – Marquee, Phoenix, AZ
Feb 6th – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Feb 8th – Alamo City Stage – San Antonio, TX
Feb 9th – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
Feb 10th – Numbers – Houston, TX
Feb 12th – The Beacham – Orlando, FL
Feb 13th – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Feb 15th – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Feb 16th – The Underground – Charlotte, NC
Feb 17th – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Feb 18th – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 19th – House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
Feb 20th – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Feb 23rd – Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
Feb 25th – Concord – Chicago, IL
Feb 26th – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
Feb 27th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Feb 28th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
March 1st – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA

Watch our interview with Broadside and get to know the guys a little better!

Grab a copy of “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon now so you can sing along on tour.

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Album Review: “Camila” – Camila Cabello

We’ve all read the stories of that one member going solo to pursue their own music. Some flop and some float.  Camila Cabello, like her many predecessors, is most certainly floating right now!  Her impressive debut solo album, simply titled “Camila” clocks in a brisk 37 minutes of pure bliss.

While most of the narrative of Camila’s departure from having to harmonize with four subpar singers played out through 2017, she announced that she was releasing her debut solo album.  As the album started to take shape and singles were released, new music was spilling from writing sessions among other things forcing the original release date to get pushed back.

All of this gave Camila full control over an album that would introduce her to a whole new audience. The album title changed, the sound of album changed, Camila released her now platinum single “Havana”, and ditched songs co-written and produced by the slick-ricks in favor of a sound that’s much more Cuban influenced, and much more distinct to the rising star.

After 4 or 5 full album listens, there is not one track on this album that we would dream of skipping! Each track has its own story and Camila navigates her way through all 10 tracks, ranging from Latin infusion to wistful piano ballads like a pro.  “She Loves Control” is an early front runner for our favorite track. Produced by Skrillex, “Control” is definitely a “boss b*tch” track without being loud and in your face. It makes you want to hit the dance floor and what else – control it!

“Consequences,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” and “Real Friends” slow the album down on the back half, giving Camila a chance to fully wear her heart on her sleeve.  On the hauntingly hollow acoustic “Real Friends,” you can hear just how much LA takes a toll on someone who has a pure heart and desire to make those real connections that you can only find in those who stuck by you when you were at the lowest points in your life.

Camila’s ability to make you feel every emotion at once is on full display on “In The Dark” – easily our number one favorite track on this entire album.  “In The Dark” is where the real heart shines through asking “Who are you in the dark? Show me the scary parts,” you almost start answering her back because you don’t want her to keep wondering about you.

After forcing you to reach inside and dig deep, Camila closes her impressive debut album with a sultry synth twinged track “Into It.” This track makes us lose all control and dance like the weirdos we are, like nobody’s watching!

As a whole, “Camila” is a slow burn full of red hot tracks that could all very well be singles in their own right.  Don’t believe us? Pick up a copy of “Camila” on iTunes or Amazon and we dare you to not dance along!

Seaway Release “London” Music Video

Seaway just dropped a super fun video for their latest single, “London” and really got us thinking about how we should be enjoying the snowy weather, too!  When asked about the new clip, singer Ryan Locke said “Shooting the video for London was probably the most fun we’ve had in the winter outdoors since going to igloo parties in high school.”

Watch the fun video for “London” below!

Don’t forget Seaway are hitting the road both in the UK and in the States including a huge run with Neck Deep! Check out all of the dates below and get your tickets HERE while you can.

Seaway 2018 Tour Dates
Jan 10th – The Exchange – Bristol, UK – Buy Tickets 
Jan 11th – Bodega – Nottingham, UK – Buy Tickets
Jan 12th – The Key Club – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets 
Jan 13th – Stereo – Glasgow, UK – Buy Tickets 
Jan 14th – Rebellion – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets 
Jan 15th – Institute3 – Birmingham, UK – Buy Tickets 
Jan 16th – Joiners – Southampton, UK – Buy Tickets 
Jan 17th – The Garage – London, UK – Buy Tickets
Jan 18th – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA – Buy Tickets
Jan 19th – The Rock – Tuscon, AZ – Buy Tickets 
Jan 20th – Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Jan 22nd – The Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
Jan 23rd – Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
Jan 24th – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Jan 26th – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Jan 27th – Orpheum Theatre – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets 
Jan 28th – Plaza Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets 
Jan 30th – The Norva – Norfolk, VA – Buy Tickets 
Jan 31st – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets 
Feb 1st – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Feb 2nd – Playstation Theatre – New York NY – Buy Tickets 
Feb 3rd – Palladium – Worcester, MA – Buy Tickets
Feb 5th – Anthology – Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets
Feb 6th – Club Soda – Montreal, QC – Buy Tickets 
Feb 8th – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets 
Feb 9th – The Majestic – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets 
Feb 10th – Agora Theater – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
Feb 12th – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
Feb 13th – First Ave – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
Feb 14th – Truman – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
Feb 16th – The Ogden Theater – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Feb 17th – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
Feb 18th – The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID – Buy Tickets
Feb 20th – MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB – Buy Tickets
Feb 21st – Union Hall – Edmonton, AB – Buy Tickets
Feb 23rd – The Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets
Feb 24th – The Showbox – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
Feb 25th – Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets 
Feb 27th – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 28th – The Henry Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 

Grab a copy of “Vacation” on iTunes or Amazon now so you can sing along on tour!

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