Inspired by the pop punk they grew up on, Travis Mills and Nick Gross enlisted legendary producer John Feldmann for their debut as girlfriends.
Travis Mills tossed his hip hip sound to the side to explore a more accurate sonic portrait of his emotional catharsis and process his feelings while tapping into influences like blink-182, 5SOS, All Time Low, Phoenix, and The 1975.
“This record has been a long time coming,” shares Mills. “It encapsulates all of my teenage despair with a perspective I haven’t been able to articulate until these last 5 years. It’s an exercise in honesty, vulnerability, angst and excitement with nostalgia as the glue that holds it all together. This is my journal entry. This is my life. This is girlfriends.”
Travis enlisted his good friend, Nick Gross and before they knew it, they had practically written the debut album. Nick said, “All the worlds collided between what Feldmann was already doing with his production style and where Travis wanted to go musically,”Nick explains.“It’s been really cool and went really quickly.We wrote close to 20 songs in just a few months.”
girlfriends brings the spirit of pop punk back to the forefront of music and seamlessly weaves in pure power pop groundwork from early CashCash and Boys Like Girls to 5SOS. With the help of John Feldmann, the record is catchy AF and an instant classic.
Watch the official video for girlfriends’ debut single “California” below.
girlfriends’ debut self-titled album drops Friday, October 23rd, 2020. Fans can pre-save the album now!
Yours Truly are poised to have the greatest breakout of 2020 with their debut record, “Self Care” due out September 18th on UFND.
With the average age of 21, lead vocalist Mikaila Delgado, guitarists Teddie Winder-Haron and Lachlan Cronin, and drummer Bradley Cronan, thrust themselves into unraveling the biggest year of their career, from incessant touring, mounting imposter syndrome, and more to write the best debut album we could have imagined from the Sydney, Australia natives.
Titling the record, “Self Care,” the band are wearing their hearts on their sleeves using the record as a vital antidote to the whirlwind they lived in for so long.
Right off the bat, “Siamese Souls” grips you with a pedal to the metal intensity we haven’t seen in a long time and it’s exactly the kind of urgency that propels this record forward.
Early releases, “Composure” and “Together” spun well deserved noise around the new record as “Vivid Dream” paints the reality that Yours Truly were living in. Not being home for more than two weeks at a time takes a toll on you. “Vivid Dream” might be our favorite track on the record, complete with an acoustic drop that comes back in and hits you square in the chest with everything this record brings to the table.
Mikaila recalls how her long distance relationship broke down, how each member could barely hold down a job, and the fear of time and distance of touring would suck away her reality of home. Guitarist Teddie Winder-Haron adds that having just graduated high school, “While all of our friends started going to uni and getting ‘proper’ jobs, I could see I was going off in the complete opposite direction to everyone else.” That feeling of out of touch with his world back home eventually sparked the inspiration to write the record.
Yours Truly tapped producer Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic and Between You & Me) and together they harnessed the collective power of the pop punk and turned it into an anthemic rock album that will cement the band’s rightful place in the scene.
Tracks like “Ghost” and “Funeral Home” display the clever, cathartic effort that lays any ideas that Yours Truly may not belong in the game, if not for anyone else, but the band themselves.
“Undersize” is a tender, heart on her sleeve track Mikaila wrote for a friend of hers trying to navigate the various obstacles in life, “I wrote this just to let them know that I’m here for them through all of that.”
“Half Of Me” and “HeartSleeve” are two super vulnerable tracks, letting light shine into the darkest parts of the band’s past year. The latter closes the record and stitches together a positive, uplifting blanket saying “you will be ok, take time out and be kind to yourself.”
The album cover art, designed by Sydney-based artist and photographer Georgia Maloney, further propels sentiment behind the title, “Self Care,” a crocheted human heart intertwining with the body while flowers grow from the veins. Mikaila recalls feeling only thinly stitched together at times and explains the style reflects feelings of holding the broken pieces together and intends to ignite a sense of comfort.
“We really learnt and lived a lot in one year, writing these songs allowed me to understand myself on a whole new level throughout it all,” she closes. “The experience was a true form of self-care that ended with me feeling stronger, smarter, enlightened and positive after a rollercoaster of emotions. For me, this album was my version of soaking in vanilla candles and that comforting taste of chocolate and red wine under blankets. We hope it brings solace to whoever listens to it and can relate too.”
Watch the official video for “Funeral Home” below!
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.
They’re just two best friends chasing the same dream. Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson just dropped their hotly anticipated debut album, “A Good Friend Is Nice” through Island Records.
The duo’s album was definitely worth the wait! Featuring several new tracks like “Lotta Love,” “April Gloom,” “Pose,” and the long awaited “Day Dreaming,” the album is filled with signature upbeat party tracks but Jack & Jack are throwing their hats in the ring with mid tempo tropical jams like “Promise Me” and “Barcelona.”
Once the album hits it’s stride, we’re treated to the two stand out stracks, “Used To You Now” and “Meet You In The Sky.” “Used To You Now” is a sultry track about getting into a routine with your new flame and being scared of falling in love with someone again while “Meet You In The Sky” brings a fun dance groove to get us out the winter rut we’re stuck in.
Listen to Jack & Jack’s debut album “A Good Friend Is Nice” on Spotify now!
Grab your tickets to see Jack & Jack on tour kicking off in February in Amsterdam, taking the guys through Europe and the UK and hitting the US through April. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now but not for long! Check out all of the tour dates here.
Jack and Jack just performed at the MTV EMA’s this week and dropped a MASSIVE announcement that fans have been waiting patiently for. The duo’s debut album “A Good Friend Is Nice” will be released January 11th, 2019 after years of singles and EPs!
Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson also announced a huge headlining world tour kicking off in Europe in February and bringing the best friends across the world and through North America by early Spring 2019.
Check out all of the tour dates below and grab your tickets while they last. VIP packages are available now and include exclusive merch like a hat and VIP laminate, a signed poster, early entry into the venue, and a meet&greet photo opp with Jack & Jack!
“A Good Friend Is Nice” World Tour 2019 ft. Jack&Jack
Feb 21st – Melkweg Max – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Buy Tickets
Feb 22nd – La Madeleine – Brussels, Belgium – Buy Tickets
Feb 23rd – Le Bataclan – Paris, France – Buy Tickets
Feb 25th – Alcatraz – Milan, Italy – Buy Tickets
Feb 26th – X-tra – Zurich, Switzerland – Buy Tickets
Feb 27th – Carlswerk – Cologne, Germany – Buy Tickets
Feb 28th – Huxley’s – Berlin, Germany – Buy Tickets
March 2nd – Klubben – Stockholm, Sweden – Buy Tickets
March 4th – DR Studie2 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Buy Tickets
March 5th – Vulkan – Oslo, Norway – Buy Tickets
March 7th – Heaven – London, UK – Buy Tickets
March 8th – Birmingham Institute 2 – Birmingham, UK – Buy Tickets
March 9th – Manchester Academy 3 – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
March 11th – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland – Buy Tickets
April 2nd – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO – Buy Tickets
April 3rd – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
April 5th – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
April 6th – Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC – Buy Tickets
April 7th – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
April 9th – August Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
April 10th – The Belasco Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
April 11th – City National Grove – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
April 13th – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ – Buy Tickets
April 15th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
April 16th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
April 18th – Plaza LIVE – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
April 19th – The Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
April 20th – The Cowan – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
April 21st – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
April 23rd – The Filmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
April 24th – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
April 25th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
April 26th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
April 27th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
April 29th – The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
April 30th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
May 1st – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
May 3rd – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
May 4th – The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
May 5th – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
Album pre-orders are available now and include exclusive merch items like dad hats, hoodies, vinyl, and more on the official Jack&Jack webstore. You can also pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon or pre-save it on Spotify!
Ottawa based pop punk band Bearings have had an incredible year and they’re getting ready to skyrocket their blend of bouncey emo rock into the stratosphere with their eagerly awaited debut full-length album Blue In The Dark due out October 12th on Pure Noise Records. Since releasing the “Nothing Here Is Permanent” EP in September 2017, the quartet have quickly become one of the most buzzworthy bands in the underground pop punk scene.
Bearings’ debut album will hook you from the first song and have you singing along the entire time. In an era where too many bands have resorted to a shorter record format with too much filler, Bearings are bringing back the “all killer, no filler” approach.
Each song on Blue In The Dark propels the record ahead and lyrically tugs on your heartstrings. “Beautiful Places” tackles the feeling of not being enough, whatever that means to you, while “Stuck In A Doorframe” chugs along from the first note and is easily one of our favorites on the record. Other stand out tracks on the records include the 90’s Alt Rock infused “Careless Clarity,” the dreamy, steel string acoustic “Tide,” and blissfully happy “Eyes Closed.”
Watch the brand new video for “Aforementioned” below.
Bearings hitting the road with Roam & Like Pacific for the “Hopeless Noise Tour” kicking off on October 5th in Chicago. Check out all the dates below and grab your tickets now!
Hopeless Noise Tour 2018 ft. Roam & Like Pacific
Oct 5th – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Oct 6th – The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
Oct 7th – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN
Oct 9th – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Oct 10th – The Rino – Kansas City, MO
Oct 12th – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Oct 13th – The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 15th – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Oct 16th – Lola’s Room – Portland, OR
Oct 18th – Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
Oct 19th – 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA
Oct 20th – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Oct 21st – The Underground – Mesa, AZ
Oct 23rd – Come & Take It – Austin, TX
Oct 24th – The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
Oct 26th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct 27th – Sound Bar – Orlando, FL
Oct 28th – New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
Oct 29th – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 30th – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Nov 1st – Middle East – Cambridge, MA
Nov 2nd – Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Nov 3rd – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 4th – The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 6th – Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
Nov 8th – Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
Nov 9th – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
Pre-order bundles are available now and include an exclusive splatter vinyls, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, dad hats, and bundle exclusive t-shirts.
Pre-order your copy of Blue In The Dark on iTunes and Amazon or listen to the pre released tracks on Spotify!
Manchester outfit Pale Waves just dropped their debut album “My Mind Makes Noises” to rave reviews and ushers in a brand new era of dark synth. Pale Waves have proven that they have the ability to masterfully blend silvery synths and polished pop hooks into their own new vintage style.
Each track on this exceptional debut album is unique in its own right. Lyrically, this album touches on everything from love and loss, to feeling so insecure about yourself and wondering if you’ll ever be loved by anyone again. Pale Waves crafted an album that will stand the test of time and certainly passed our “drive fast down the highway with all the windows down and the radio up” test.
Pale Waves are coming back to North American this Fall with tons of headlining dates across the US. Tickets are on sale now! Check out all of the dates below.
Hailing from Northern Michigan, pop punk band Hot Mulligan are set to drop their highly anticipated debut album on March 23rd through No Sleep Records. The four friends set their sights on world domination for 2018 and they don’t show any signs of slowing down. Hot Mulligan’s first two singles off the new album are a taste of the high quality music they’ve got in store for the future. From their lyrics to their live show, Hot Mulligan are already making a name for themselves as an artist that you can’t ignore.
If the first two singles from “Pilot” are any indication, Hot Mulligan are going to have a permanent spot on our playlists for a long time. The raw vocals match perfectly with the young bands’ musicality – something that usually takes a few records to nail down. Hot Mulligan hit it early on, setting themselves up for a solid career.
Be sure to catch Hot Mulligan on tour with Knuckle Puck and Boston Manor through April! Check out the dates below.
Hot Mulligan Spring Tour Dates 2018
March 14th – Brass Monkey – Ottawa, ON
March 15th – Club Absinthe – Hamilton, ON
March 16th – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
March 17th – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
March 18th – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
March 20th – Revolution Bar – Amityville, NY
March 21st – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
March 22nd – White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
March 23rd – Union Stage – Washington, D.C.
March 24th – Mainstage – Morgantown, WV
March 25th – The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL
March 27th – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
March 29th – Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV
March 30th – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
March 31st – The Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
April 2nd – Vinyl @ Hard Rock Theater – Las Vegas, NV
April 3rd – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
April 4th – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
April 5th – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
April 6th – 89th Street OKC – Oklahoma City, OK
April 7th – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
April 8th – Deluxe @ Old Nat’l Centre – Indianapolis, IN
April 10th – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
April 11th – Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
April 12th – Mahall’s – Lakewood, OH
April 13th – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI
April 14th – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
April 15th – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
April 17th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
April 18th – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
April 19th – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
April 20th – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
April 21st – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
Listen to “The Soundtrack To Missing A Slam Dunk” by Hot Mulligan below.
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!
Chase Atlantic are setting their sights on playlist domination for the Fall. The Australian trio just announced that their debut album will be released on October 6th! We’re stoked to hear what Chase Atlantic have been cooking up in the studio and if it’s anything like parts one, two, and three – the album will be a smash! They masterfully mix rock and hip hop elements to create their own dreamy genre of trap.
Mitchel, Clinton, and Christian are currently on tour with Sleeping With Sirens but soon they’ll head out on a headlining tour of their own. Check out the tour dates below and stay tuned for more to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale Wed Sept. 20th at 10AM local time!
Chase Atlantic – Fall Tour 2017
Oct 22nd – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – Parish Room @ HOB – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 25th – Space – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 26th – Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Oct 28-Nov 1st – Warped Rewind – New Orleans, LA – Book A Cabin
Nov 12th – Rockwood Stage 2 – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Nov 13th – Voltage – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets