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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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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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Broadside Release Music Video For “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.”

Broadside are currently on tour in the UK supporting Trash Boat but the guys just released a super cute video for their ukulele centered song “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.” from their latest album “Paradise.”

Frontman Ollie Baxxter directed the beachfront video and also shows that he’s a total romantic! When asked about the song, Ollie explained “This is a song for romantics. When you’re in love, you feel consumed in its warmth. I’m happy knowing that I’ve contributed to a very long list of love songs.”

Watch the video for “I Love You, I Love You. It’s Disgusting.”  below!

Grab a copy of “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon.

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Album Preview: Broadside’s “Paradise”- Due Out June 16th

Broadside’s sophomore album “Paradise” is being heralded as the ultimate Summer album and rightfully so!  Every track is filled with sunny riffs and soaring vocals urging the listener to chase their dreams and really embrace the good and bad things in their lives.   From the stark contrast between the upbeat music and the dark introspective lyrics, Broadside are balancing the two polar opposites in perfect harmony.

Singer Oliver Baxxter’s lyrics will hit close to home for many, frequently speaking out about anxiety on “Laps Around A Picture Frame,” online culture and feeling alone on “Summer Stained,” and self sabotaging thoughts on the sunny “Who Cares?” However, the best song on the album comes at the very end in the form of the island infused “I Love You, I Love You, It’s Disgusting.”  The ukulele driven love song is sure to be a favorite purely for its simple honesty.

When we sat down with Broadside just before the album release, Ollie spoke about his favorite song on the record, “Summer Stained.” “It’s about post-Warped Tour depression which I think will register well with people. And it’s half acoustic which is new for us.”  The song as a whole is a painful reminder that nothing good can stay like Warped Tour, which only lasts for the Summer.  The song can mean something different to every person who listens to it.

High points of the album include “Tunnel Vision,” charging full force about fitting in with your peers, and “Disconnect,” which tackles the attachment we have with social media “likes” that ultimately mean nothing.  Ollie asks “When’s the last time you felt alive?” begging the listener to disconnect, unplug your mind, and seize the day.  “Miss Imperius” might be our favorite track on the album solely due to it’s bouncy drum and bass lines in the verses and the ripping guitar solo!

Broadside have crafted the most sonically diverse and deeply pop infused record of their career so far and we can’t wait to see what’s in store because there’s no where to go but up from here! “Paradise” is due out June 16th through Victory Records.

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

Pre-order “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon now.  Pre-order bundles are still available through the band’s official website and include exclusive merch items like “Paradise” themed sunglasses and enamel pins.

Catch Broadside on tour with Trash Boat in the UK this September! Check out the tour dates HERE.

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Broadside Announce UK Tour Dates With Trash Boat

Broadside are giving fans tons of fun stuff to look forward to ahead of their album release.  The guys just announced an early Fall tour supporting Trash Boat in the UK!  We’re waiting impatiently on a US headliner tour but we are stoked to see Ollie, Dorian, Pat, and Niles hitting the UK again so soon.  Tickets are on sale now so be sure to get yours while they last!  Check out all of the dates below.

Fall 2017 UK Tour w/ Trash Boat, Broadside, & Homebound
Sept 17th – Talking Heads – Southampton – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – CLWB Ifor Bach – Cardiff – Buy Tickets
Sept 19th – Magnet – Liverpool – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Rock City Basement – Nottingham – Buy Tickets
Sept 22nd – Underworld – London – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – The Key Club – Leeds – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Rebellion Rock Bar – Manchester – Buy Tickets
Sept 25th – O2 Academy2 – Newcastle – Buy Tickets
Sept 26th – G2 – Glasgow – Buy Tickets
Sept 27th – O2 Institute3 – Birmingham – Buy Tickets

Watch the brand new video for “Paradise” below!

Pre-orders for Broadside’s “Paradise” are available on iTunes or Amazon now as well as on their official website now.  Grab a copy so you can sing along on tour!

Watch our interview with Broadside HERE and get to know your new favorite band a little bit better.

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Broadside Release “Laps Around A Picture Frame”

Broadside are showing that it’s okay to not be okay on their latest release “Laps Around A Picture Frame” off their highly anticipated second album “Paradise.”  The new song showcases two different view points addressing anxiety, panic attacks, and feeling totally isolated in a crowded room which is something that is more common than you might imagine.  The song is the first time guitarist Dorian Cooke steps up to the mic, breaking his silence to share his effortlessly smooth vocals and to split harmonies with front man Ollie Baxxter.

When asked about the track, Cooke says “We wrote the music, lyrics, and arrangement around a panic attack in a crowded environment. Even the name is an exercise for panic attacks taught to me by a therapist. The persona I represent is of someone that’s on the higher end of the social spectrum – someone popular and beautiful on the outside, but has that constant struggle internally.” Baxxter adds, “I portray a young female persona shaped by the harshness of her environment, which is a story shared with me by a close friend whenever she is in a public setting. I know it’s something much more common than people tend to show.”

Listen to “Laps Around A Picture Frame” below.

Broadside just wrapped up their final tour before the album drops June 16th, and the guys announced two new festival shows this Summer, “Syke Fest” in their native Richmond, VA on July 15th and a headlining slot at Sophomore Slump Fest in Greensboro, NC on August 5th.

Pre-order the brand new album “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon and get “Laps Around A Picture Frame” instantly!  Pre-order bundles are also available on Broadside’s official website and include exclusive merch items like enamel pins, beach towels, and more.

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SecretFangirls.com Interview Broadside

Former Richmond natives, now Los Angeles locals Broadside are about to release their most pop sounding record into the world.  The bands’ sophomore effort, aptly titled “Paradise,” is due out June 16th on Victory Records – just in time for Summer.   Ollie, Niles, Pat, and Dorian have taken a massive step forward on this record showcasing how many different influences and how “weird” they can get on a record while still maintaining their pop punk roots.

 We got the chance to sit down with Broadside after their set on the Real Friends Tour in New York City to chat about what’s on their tour rider, their go-to karaoke song, who they would fangirl over, and their own ideas of “Paradise.”  Watch the interview below and get to know your new favorite kings of Pop Punk! 

Pre-order your copy of “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon now and get 3 new tracks instantly before the album drops on June 16th!

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