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The Wanted Are Back!

WHAT A DAY!!!! The Wanted just announced that they are reuniting after a seven-year hiatus for Tom Parker’s “Inside My Head – The Concert” at Royal Albert Hall in London that will also feature some special guests like One Direction’s Liam Payne! All proceeds from the concert will be split between Stand Up To Cancer and The National Brain Appeal. Highlights from the show stopping concert will air alongside Tom’s Channel 4 documentary following the show.

Tom Parker’s ‘Inside My Head’ – The Concert
20 September 2021 – Royal Albert Hall, UK
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The guys also surprised fans with another major announcement. They’re releasing “Most Wanted – The Greatest Hits” album on November 12th, 2021 and it’s packed with all of their smash singles like “Glad You Came,” “Chasing The Sun,” “Walks Like Rihanna,” and will include new music from the guys, too! But why stop there? The Wanted are plotting a UK arena tour for 2022! No details have been released for that just yet, but stay tuned because that tour will sell out FAST.

So much exciting news from Tom, Siva, Jay, Nathan, and Max – we can’t stand it! Check out the video announcement from the band’s Instagram below.

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Album Preview: We Were Sharks – “New Low”

We first met We Were Sharks several years ago and now they’re back with an epic new record, “New Low,” due out May 21st via Revival Recordings.

The record comes out of the gate swinging with the massive track, “Shameless” with a giant “F*CK YOU” inspired by co-writer and Silverstein guitarist, Paul Marc Rousseau’s in-studio admission of faking happiness while being absolutely miserable.

When asked about the new album, lead vocalist Randy Frobel shares, “‘New Low’ is a collection of songs that focuses on being down but not out. Since the release of ‘Lost Touch,’ we’ve experienced many of life’s ups and downs. We’ve lost relationships, friends, and family, and have gone through a lot of unexpected challenges that life has a tendency to throw at you when you least expect it. However, no matter what may have tried to keep us down or hold us back, we always take it and keep pushing forward.”

The record is full of massive sing along choruses and mosh pit starters liken “Bring Me Down,” and “Omens,” alongside pop punk ballads like “Burning House,” which reminisces on an old flame that’s swallowed up your entire world and left it in ashes.

The latest single ahead of the album release, “Over This,” will have fans screaming along and hitting replay immediately. About the track, guitarist Jason Mooney said: “A lot of songs tell stories, but when we talked about what ‘Over This’ was going to be about we decided to talk about a feeling or a vibe rather than go the narrative route. We wanted to talk about a feeling you have when you find yourself in a place in life where you should be filled with joy, happiness, pride, and essentially every positive feeling imaginable. Instead you feel lost with no sense of enthusiasm. Although you should appreciate the moments, you feel like you would rather be doing absolutely anything else and be anywhere else than where you are right now.”

We Were Sharks also wrote a lamenting follow up to the blisteringly fast “Ashley” from the last record, aptly titled “Ashley (Part 2).” Just as fast but a little bit longer, “Ashley (Part 2)” clocks in at one minute and 58 seconds but still captures the feelings of young love lost due to growing up. “The original ‘Ashley’ was a fun, fast song we’d had kicking around for years, but we hesitated to put it out because putting out a 70-second song is a death sentence,” said guitarist Colin Jacques.

The Canucks are proving they can’t be pigeonholed with their latest record and we can’t wait for shows to return to see how these translate to a live audience.

Watch the official video for “Over This” below!

Pre-save “New Low” on your favorite streaming platform or pick up a pre-order bundle from We Were Sharks’ official site and get exclusive merch, vinyl variants, and more!

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Willow Smith Releases “T R A N S P A R E N T S O U L” Ft. TRavis Barker

Willow Smith has always been a cultural icon but she’s got her sights set on making her mark in pop punk with her latest single, “T R A N S P A R E N T S O U L” with a little help from the man himself, Travis Barker.

The track floats along a fine line of “being too soft/ not punk enough” but Willow slams her foot down, shaking up the scene. It would be easy to confuse the track for an early Paramore b-side but make no mistake, Willow knows the history and she’s forging her own path through the pop punk sea. This is the first single from Willow’s forthcoming album, due out this Summer.

The glitchy Dana Trippe-directed visualizer for the single evokes 90s – TLC fashion and we are so here for it!! Watch the official visualizer below.

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Artist To Watch: SZNS

Girl groups are back and we LOVE TO SEE IT! SZNS are bringing girl power to the front with their brand new single, “Behave.” Made up of four friends, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn blend their unique vocals creating a fresh, new take on the classic 90s girl group sound.

SZNS new single, “Behave,” features the group’s conversational lyricism and wit, setting them apart from the crowd. When asked about the new single, the girls agreed “Behave is for every girl who’s been told to act like a lady: to sit up straight, be polite, to let the grown ups talk. Our entire lives we’ve been told that we’re ‘doing too much’ or acting ‘too intense’ – Behave is about being unapologetic, and taking up the space you deserve, despite what anyone else might say. If being demure and soft-spoken is good behavior, then I guess we never learned how to behave”.

Listen to “Behave” below!

SZNS expect to have an EP for each season, highlighting their wit, emanating power, and vulnerability, with tracks ranging from dance dropping beats to sultry ballads.

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SECRETFANGIRLS.COM INTERVIEW Shiffley

It’s been nearly two years since our friends in Shiffley dropped new tunes but they’re back with a new track “RI₵H KIDS!” The new song brings their signature synth pop sweetness but if you dig deeper, it grapples with feelings of social inadequacy and despair built into a broken system.

We hopped on a virtual hangout to chat about the new song, their quarantine activities, and what’s on the horizon for the band in the coming year. Watch our interview with singer/songwriter Alex Gaines and drummer Bryan Contreras below!

Be sure to stream “RI₵H KIDS” on your favorite music platform now.

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EP Preview: “alright, whatever” – King Neptune

We all need a little something to brighten our days while we’re quarantined and staying safe at home. Long Island bred King Neptune are set to release their brand new EP “alright, whatever” on April 17th and that’s the best news we’ve heard in a while!

The EP is a small, 4 song collection and it packs a relatable punch.  King Neptune kick off the EP with a very pop hook on “backbone” that bounces along making you want to dance until “i don’t care” floats on and on, getting stuck in your head in the best way.  “No, that’s never gonna change” and “made me sick” sampling harmonies and gang vocals we’ve come to know and love from King Neptune.

If you’re in the mood for soaring vocals, choruses, and sick guitar riffs for days, “alright, whatever” is a small taste of what King Neptune are capable of and hopefully what the future holds!

Listen to “backbone” on Spotify now!

Stream the EP when it drops on Friday, April 17th on your favorite platform. 

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Logan Henderson Drops New Single, “Disappear”

Logan Henderson just wrapped up a 21-city tour opening for Jake Miller but he’s working harder than ever on new music.  Logan’s new track, “Disappear” is about losing yourself within a relationship and follows his previous smash singles “Bite My Tongue,” “Pull Me Deep,” and “End Of The World.”   We can’t wait to hear what Logan’s been working on but if it’s anything like “Disappear,” then count us in!  His hotly anticipated follow up EP, “Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams – Pt. 2” is expected to be released this Fall so stay tuned!

Listen to Logan Henderson’s latest single “Disappear” on Spotify below.

Grab a copy of “Disappear” on Apple Music and Amazon now!

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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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MAX Releases New Single, “Love Me Less” ft. Quinn XCII

Recently dubbed a “young pop God” by GQ, MAX just dropped his most honest single to date, “Love Me Less” featuring Quin XCII.  This latest single is the next step in MAX’s sonic evolution and is already a true pop hit!

“I’m so excited to release this evolution in my sound and introduce a bright electrifying new yellow era with “Love Me Less”, said MAX about the song. “It is the raw and honest follow up of how love unfolds after “Lights Down Low.”

Listen to “Love Me Less” on Spotify 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!

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