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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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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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Bryce Vine Interview With SecretFangirls.com

Bryce Vine is ready to take over your playlists, if he hasn’t already.  His latest single “Drew Barrymore,” was a breakthrough hit and 2019 is shaping up to be an even biger year for Bryce.  He’s in the midst of his first ever ehadlining tour, playing sold out venues across the country through March.  He’s also gearing up to drop his first full length album, “Carnival,” later this year.  We love his laid back hip-hop sound, which Bryce describes as “if Outkast and Blink-182 got drunk with Gorillaz and started playing music together.”

We caught up with Bryce before his first show of the tour at Gramercy Theatre in NYC.  Watch our interview and find out what fans can expect from the tour, who he’d totally fangirl over, and what’s next in 2019.

You can catch Bryce on tour through March.  Check out the dates here and get your tickets quick!

Grab a copy of “Drew Barrymore” on iTunes and Amazon, or stream it on Spotify!

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YUNGBLUD Releases Debut Album “21st Century Liability”

Dominic Harrison, professionally known as YUNGBLUD is coming out of the gates swinging with infectious poppy melodies and hip hop beats contrasting with dark angsty lyrics on his first full length album.  He’s had major success with tracks like “I Love You, Will Ya Marry Me” which documents the tragic love story of a man who proposed to his girlfriend with graffiti on Sheffield’s Park Hill bridge.  YUNGBLUD also has two tracks, “Falling Skies” and “Tin Pan Boy” featured on the 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 soundtrack.

With a debut album just released through Locomotion/Geffen Records, massive crowds at the final cross country 2018 Vans Warped Tour, and word of mouth praise from every corner of the globe, YUNGBLUD is destined to be a star with a great career on the very near horizon.

While the album has radio friendly bouncey pop tracks like “Die For The Hype,” YUNGBLUD’s wide range of influences are apparent through the entire album with few tracks sounding the same.  He uses this to his advantage and created his own brand of genre bending tracks including the album title track, “21st Century Liability” which draws influence from early 90s hip hop drum loops, crunchy grunge rock guitars, and enough angst to power a whole city.

YUNGBLUD just dropped a music video for his latest single, “Medication” directed by Adam Powell and takes a wild medicated trip.  Watch the video below!

If you missed YUNGBLUD playing Vans Warped Tour, you have another chance!  He’ll be hopping back on Warped Tour from July 26th – 31st.  He’s also hitting a whole bunch of cities for the “21st Century Liability Tour” throughout the US including a stop in NYC.  Check out all of the dates HERE!

Grab a copy of “21st century liability” on iTunes and Amazon or stream it on Spotify!
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MILKK Release Sophomore EP, “If You’re Reading This, I Love You”

MILKK are a Nashville, TN based alt-pop trio dropping their sophomore EP titled “If You’re Reading This, I Love You.”   Hand picked to open for one of our former Artist To Watch artists, The Stolen on their upcoming US tour, MILKK will be your new favorite band very very soon.

“IYRTILY” is only four songs but make no mistake – those four tracks are jam packed with silky synths, smooth vocals, and grooves that you’ll want to play on repeat forever.  It’s hard to pick a favorite because each song has such a different mood but they effortlessly melt together to make one solid EP.  “I Hate This Song” takes a hard left mid song bringing in some dark heavy fuzz but the effortless switch is exactly what made us fall in love with this band.

Sophomore slump, who?  MILKK are at the top of their class with the new EP.

Watch MILKK’s debut music video for “Leaving” below!

MILKK’s new EP “If You’re Reading This, I Love You” is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.  Grab a copy so you can sing along on tour!

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Sam Setton Releases “Santiago”

Our most recent Artist To Watch, Sam Setton just dropped his brand new single “Santiago” about a girl he met down in Chile while he was on a trip to Chile to connect with his mother’s home country and culture.

“Santiago” is the most meaningful song I’ve ever written. Although modern sounding, “Santiago” is actually a song 6 years in the making. It’s the story of an ongoing relationship I have with a girl I met while visiting Santiago, Chile 6 years ago. I had initially gone to Santiago to see family and learn about the culture and country my mother grew up in, but I ended up starting a friendship and falling in love with this amazing woman.”

“Over the course of the next 4 years we exchanged drunken texts and voicemails, knowing we couldn’t be together because of logistics, but still showing our love for each other. When I finally sat down to write the song, I found some voice notes we had exchanged, and it really brought me back to that time with her. I was overcome with emotion and wrote the song in a few days. It is for this reason you hear that very voicemail sampled throughout the song.”

Listen to Sam’s new song “Santiago” on Spotify below!

Grab a copy of “Santiago” on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along at his upcoming show on June 18th at Elsewhere in Brooklyn with Des Rocs! Grab your tickets HERE.

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