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The Faim Release New Single “Summer Is A Curse”

Just in time for Summer, Australia’s latest export, The Faim, dropped a brand new track called “Summer Is A Curse.”  Co-written by Ashton Irwin from 5SOS, the new track is a sweeping emotional hit. When asked about the new song, “‘Summer Is a Curse’ is about taking the leap into a make or break situation that could grow into the beginning of a new era, or cause the end of what could’ve been. It’s about the paths that we take, the dreams that we have, and the things we leave behind to reach them.”

This is just the beginning for The Faim.  They’ve teamed up with Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy, TwentyOne Pilots’ Josh Dun, as well as legendary producer John Feldmann for their highly anticipated album!

The Faim just announced a string of tour dates with PVRIS in Australia in addition to dates with PVMNTS and The Dangerous Summer.  Check out the tour dates below and grab your tickets HERE before they sell out!

THE FAIM 2018 Tour Dates 
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 – SOLD OUT
June 2nd – Camden Rocks Festival – London, UK – Buy Tickets 
June 9th – Download Festival – Leicestershire, UK – Buy Tickets
June 13th – The Gov – Adelaide, AUS – Buy Tickets 
June 15th – Metro Theatre – Sydney, AUS – Buy Tickets 
June 16th – Triffid – Brisbane, AUS – Buy Tickets 
June 17th – 170 Russel – Melbourne, AUS – Buy Tickets
Aug 24th – Reading Festival – Reading, UK – Buy Tickets
Aug 25th – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets

Listen to “Summer Is A Curse” below!

Grab a copy on iTunes or Amazon so you can sing along on tour!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview The Strypes

We have been long awaiting The Strypes return to America, since we last saw them in NYC in 2014 (!)  Finally all of our “come to America!” tweets paid off, and The Strypes made their triumphant return to tour across the US this Spring, including a stop at Mercury Lounge in NYC.  They are one of our favorite artists to see live – Ross, Pete, Evan, and Josh play a loud, fast, and energetic set that has the entire club singing and dancing along.   The Strypes are also incredibly talented musicians.

We caught up with the band before their show and got the inside scoop on “The Surprisingly Dull Adventures of The Strypes,” found out what’s on their tour rider, and what’s been the best part of their American tour.  Watch our interview and get to know more about The Strypes!

Pick up a copy of “Spitting Image” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview Matt LeGrand

Matt LeGrand is a French born, Chicago raised singer who’s here to take over your playlists in 2018!  His single “All Good” is a bittersweet pop tune that gets stuck in your head and will have you singing along in no time!  Matt has quickly gathered fans following the release of his debut single with his unique pop sound.  He first took up playing guitar and drums and eventually began songwriting.  His music is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and help make your day all good.

We caught up with Matt while he was in NYC recently and talked about his new music, what album he would bring on a road trip, and who he would fangirl over.  Watch our interview with rising pop artist Matt LeGrand below!

Grab a copy of “All Good” on  Amazon  or listen on Spotify now.

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5SOS Release New Single “Want You Back” & Announce Tour

Our Aussie boys have been teasing us for the past week they finally spilled the beans!  5SOS just dropped a brand new song called “Want You Back,” making this their first song in almost two years.  Since they’ve been gone, Ashton, Calum, Luke, and Michael took some time to regroup and figure out what life is outside of being on tour.  It did them well because this song is UUHH–MAAZIINGG!!!!   We can’t wait for everything they’ve got in store for 2018 and where the year will take them.

Listen to the new track below on Spotify!



5SOS also announced a surprise tour for Spring hitting cities across Europe and North America! Check out the dates below and grab your tickets when they go on sale March 3rd at 10AM local time.

“5SOS3” Spring 2018 Tour
March 20th – Debaser Strand – Stockholm – Buy Tickets 
March 23rd – Trix – Antwerp – Buy Tickets 
March 24th – Gloria – Cologne – Buy Tickets 
March 26th – Melkweg – Amsterdam – Buy Tickets 
March 29th – Fabrique – Milan – Buy Tickets 
April 4th – Yoyo – Paris – Buy Tickets 
April 5th – Heaven – London – Buy Tickets
April 8th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
April 9th – Theatre of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
April 10th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets 
April 12th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets 
April 13th – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets 
April 15th – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets 
April 16th – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
April 18th – Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets 
April 19th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 
April 21st – House Of Blues – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets 
April 23rd – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
April 25th – The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets 
April 26th – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets 
April 27th – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets

Grab a copy of “Want You Back” on iTunes now!

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Artist To Watch: Rayvon Owen

Rayvon Owen is pop’s newest It Boy for 2018 and rightfully so! His upbeat introspective tracks are a fresh take on life and love with his smooth vocals adding the true shimmer on everything he does.

Rayvon’s latest track, “Gold,” is about that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you first start to fall in love with someone. When asked about the track and his future EP,  Rayvon says “What better feeling do you have? Falling in love is such a beautiful thing. I love singing about love in general — the good and the bad — I write sad songs too, which will be on the future project too. You’ll kind of see the whole gamut. But in that moment, we were feeling good and thankful.”

Not only is Rayvon a pop superstar in the making, he’s also extremely active within the LGBTQ+ community, partnering with the Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign, and the POINT Foundation.  “I was so afraid, being from the South and being black and coming from a more conservative area and growing up in an environment that is not very conducive to being gay or even questioning your sexuality,” Rayvon adds.  When he came out and shared the news with his fans, he said they were influential in helping in him realize he made the right decision, “I would get a message from someone who would say this helped me come out to my parents, or saved me from taking my life. And it’s just like- ok, this is worth it.”

You’ll be hearing a lot from Rayvon in the coming months as he puts the finishing touches on his forthcoming project which he says will put a lot of himself on display and let the listeners get to know him as a person and artist.  “People go through a lot every day and I think you can get really down when you’re only hearing negative things about what people are saying about you, or what people are doing to you. I think that the best thing you can do is to be yourself and I hope that people find that message through my music,” he says.

Listen to “Gold”  on SoundCloud below!

Grab a copy of “Gold” on iTunes and Amazon now.

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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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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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