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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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Artist To Watch: Sam Setton

Sam Setton is New York’s newest face in music.  His dreamy pop sound is exactly what we need on our Summer playlist.  A self taught singer-songwriter with influences ranging from pop to hip-hop to electronic, Sam is blending the best of every genre to create his own unique sound.  We love his smooth vocals and lyrics.

After releasing his debut EP last Summer to rave reviews, Sam is gearing up to have another Summer filled with new music!  His new single “Santiago” is dropping next week and you can see Sam live on June 18th at Elsewhere in Brooklyn.  Tickets are on sale now!

While we wait for new music, watch Sam’s music video for “My City” below!

You can pre-save Sam Setton’s new single “Santiago” on Spotify and pre-order your copy on iTunes or Amazon now.

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Artist To Watch: THE FAIM

The FAIM are taking the midland line all the way from Australia to steal every spot on your playlist in 2018.   Aptly described by Rock Sound Magazine as “coated in glorious sunshine,” the band’s latest track, “Midland Line” features a gold hued video to certify their Summer bop status.  The FAIM is comprised of lead singer Josh Raven, lead guitarist/bassist/vocalist Michael Bono, bassist/keyboardist Stephen Beerkens, and drummer/percussionist Sean Tighe.  The Faim’s first single, “Saints And Sinners” has a dark glam rock heavy twist while their latest two track, “Midland Line” and “Summer Is A Curse” are significantly lighter and brighter while still packing a punch.

Watch the official video for “Midland Line” below!

Starting Saturday April 21st, The FAIM are heading home to Australia to kick off a round of tour dates with Sleeping With Sirens and a few special dates with Tyler Posey’s latest project, PVMNTS, as well as playing some massive festival dates in Europe like the famed Download Festival, Reading and Leeds, and Slam Dunk!  Check out all of The FAIM’S tour dates below.

The FAIM 2018 Tour Dates
May 17th – The Forum – Tunbridge Wells, UK – Buy Tickets
May 17th – 19th – Great Escape Festival – Brighton, UK – Buy Tickets
May 21st – The Dome – London, UK – Buy Tickets 
May 22nd – Key Club – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets
May 23rd – Night People – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
May 24th – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK – Buy Tickets
May 25th – Stereo – Glasgow, UK – Buy Tickets
May 26th – Slam Dunk Festival North – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets
May 27th – Slam Dunk Festival South – Hatfield, UK – Buy Tickets 
May 28th – Slam Dunk Festival Midlands – Birmingham, UK – Buy Tickets 
May 31st – The Anvil – Bournemouth, UK – Buy Tickets 
June 2nd – Camden Rocks Festival – London, UK – Buy Tickets 
June 9th – Download Festival – Leicestershire, UK – Buy Tickets
Aug 24th – Reading Festival – Reading, UK – Buy Tickets
Aug 25th – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets

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

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Artist To Watch: The Wrecks

The Wrecks are good.  Like, really good!  So good in fact, that they wrote and recorded their debut EP in just a few days.  The best decisions are usually made on a whim and almost always have a good story.

After hearing that a friend had access to a legit recording studio for a few days, the guys wrote the best songs they could in a short amount of time.  The Wrecks went in to track with zero budget, little studio knowledge, and a ton of borrowed time.  They weren’t allowed to be in the studio let alone track anything there!   When they heard the studio owner’s ex-wife was stopping by, the guys got outta dodge as fast as they could with what would become their debut EP on a hard drive in a backpack.

The Wrecks debut single “Favorite Liar” caught the traction on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation station and quickly landed the guys plenty of fans include Baltimore natives, All Time Low.  “We’re so stoked that All Time Low asked us to come out with them this summer,” said the band “and we’re looking forward to playing stages that size for the first time. We can’t wait to get back out on the road again, as we’ve been mostly cramped inside writing new material and working on our set for the past few months. It’s refreshing to see such a good mix of genres in thelineup, as well. We’re gonna bring it 110% every night and we’re confident the crowds will, too.”

We’re predicting big, big things for these guys and we can’t wait to see what the future holds!  Watch the official video for “Favorite Liar” below.

The Wrecks, Waterparks, All Time Low YOUNG RENEGADES Tour 2017
July 30 @ The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
July 31 @ Central Park Summer Stage New York, NY
August 2 @ Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
August 3 @ Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
August 4 @ The Ritz Raleigh, NC
August 5 @ Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
August 6 @ House Of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
August 7 @ House Of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL

Grab a copy of “We Are The Wrecks” on iTunes and Amazon so you can sing along on tour!  There are only a few dates left on this tour so make sure you get your tickets HERE and come out early!

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Artist To Watch: Broadside

Richmond, VA is overflowing with musical talent, gracing the world with some of the most influential hard rock and metal bands to top the charts including GWAR and Lamb of God, Conditions, Carbon Leaf, even touting R&B artist D’Angelo as a Richmond resident!   Our newest Artist to Watch is the pop punk band Broadside, natives of  RVA who are currently based in Los Angeles.

Consisting of singer Ollie Baxxter, guitarists Dorian Cooke and Niles Gibbs, and bassist Pat Diaz, these four friends are no strangers to the road, coming together from the ashes of other projects. Broadside have honed their song writing skills and hands down, are releasing some of the most exciting and thought provoking pop punk songs we’ve heard to date!

The band is currently gearing up for the release their sophomore studio album “Paradise” on June 16th through Victory Records.  The second official single, “Hidden Colors” kicks the album off with a bang and the video is filled with bright neon colors matching perfectly to their unorthodox love song.  When asked about about the new single, vocalist Ollie explains “We wanted to represent the women in our life with the utmost respect and how grateful we are for them…‘Hidden Colors’ is about young lovers in the night. It’s about telling that person just what you appreciate about them. You can NEVER tell someone enough how much they actually mean to you.”

Spoken like a true romantic, Ollie delivers the heartfelt lyrics in with sincerity that’s been missing in pop punk lately.  Watch the video for “Hidden Colors” below!

Broadside are currently on tour with Real Friends, Tiny Moving Parts, and Nothing, Nowhere that includes a stop at NYC’s Irving Plaza on June 2nd.  Check out all of the tour dates HERE and don’t miss your chance to say “I saw them way back when…!”  Stay tuned for even more Summer and Fall tour dates from Broadside coming soon!

Pre-order Broadside’s brand new album “Paradise” on iTunes and Amazon or through their official merch store for exclusive pre-order bundles before it drops on June 16th! Bundles include exclusive “Paradise” themed merch like tank tops, a beach towel, sunglasses, and even a palm tree enamel pin. Colored vinyls are also available through pre-orders!

Don’t forget to follow Broadside and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your new favorite artists!

Artist To Watch: Thieves

When you find a self described aggressive pop punk band who have 4 stunningly positive EPs, topped AbsolutePunk.net’s “100 Punk Bands of 2014”, among other accolades, you go all or nothin for them!

Austin, TX born pop punk band Thieves just released the video for their new single “Drag Me Into Light” from their forthcoming debut studio album “No Motive” due out November 25th on Revival Records.

Thieves formed in 2009 and got right to work honing their sound. After these four friends gained some serious local attention, the guys released two self released EPs and Thieves caught the attention of The Austin Chronicle that placed them on top of their “Top Ten Punk Bands” list as well as being featured on AbsolutePunk.net’s “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012” list.  After the band played the 2014 SXSW Festival, Thieves released another EP, “Colourchange” and had the honor of opening for The Story So Far at their San Antonio date of the tour.

After a huge 2015, the band are set to release “No Motive” in November which you can preorder on iTunes and Amazon now.  Pre-order bundles are available now and include exclusives like hoodies, t-shirts, physical CDs, and a special wall flag!

Watch the official video for “Drag Me Into Light” below.

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Artist To Watch: Young Guns

UK rock group Young Guns are getting some serious love in the US along with their homeland.  This alternative band are in the midst of playing the famed Van’s Warped Tour this Summer after a busy 2015 on some US festivals as well opening for Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and Black Stone Cherry.

Young Guns have a rocking sound reminiscent of AFI and 30 Seconds To Mars with a fresh twist for 2016. The band, comprised of Gustav Wood, John Taylor, Fraser Taylor, Simon Mitchell, and Ben Jolliffe are set to release their fourth studio album, “Echoes” on September 16th, 2016.  They’re racking up spins and gaining new fans every day on the Van’s Warped Tour and we can’t wait to see what these Brits have in store for the rest of the year!

Watch the lyric video for their brand new single, “Mad World” which is available for streaming and download beginning Friday July 15th.

Catch Young Guns on the Poseidon Stage all Summer long on the Van’s Warped Tour!  Check out the full list of artists and dates here.  Set times are announced the day of the show so be sure to get there early.

Pick up a copy of Young Guns single “Bulletproof” on iTunes and Amazon now.

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