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Broadside Release Two New Singles, “King Of Nothing” & “Empty”

Broadside have been awfully quiet lately but that just means they’re putting in the work behind the scenes on new music.  The guys have been teasing two new singles for several weeks and now fans can finally listen to tracks on Spotify as well as pre-order a copy of the exclusive, limited edition colored 7″ vinyls.  Singer Oliver Baxxter broke down the inspiration for the two tracks, “King Of Nothing” and “Empty,” and we can’t be more excited to hear what they’ve been working on!

“King Of Nothing” focuses on the post show feelings, which can be totally opposite to what fans feel.  “This is a song about wanting to be the best,” states Baxxter. “We chose this life as touring musicians but it can be painfully lonely. We all want to be heard and play to massive crowds while making enough money that our parents won’t worry about our futures. I’m so proud of our accomplishments as a band but some nights, after the show ends and those crowds leave the venue, when you’re in the back seat of a dark van, you feel like you’re not doing enough and those dreams you have become nightmares of what you’ll never achieve. You can be on top of the world and have nothing.”

Broadside continue to prove themselves as the new kings of heavy lyrics paired with bouncy pop melodies and they showcase that on “Empty.”  When asked about the new track, Baxxter playfully admits,  “I was going through a real out of body misery when writing this song. The duality of a being a broken-hearted romantic splits a person. On one hand, you’ve been wronged, you should run and never look back. On the other, the rewarding time spent and memories made keep you trapped in the worrisome ‘what if this person leaves’ psychosis. I wanted to write a dance-y song making fun of how unfortunate it is to be in love, sometimes.”

Listen to the new tracks on Spotify below!

Be sure to catch Broadside on tour with Set It Off across North America kicking off on June 11th. Check out all of the dates here!

Pre-orders for brand new Broadside merch including long sleeves, baseball tees, and flags, as well as the exclusive, colored 7″ vinyls are available now!

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SecretFangirls.com Interview We Were Sharks

We Were Sharks are heating things up ahead of their hotly anticipated album Lost Touch dropping on February 23rd through Victory Records.  We can’t get enough of the Cananadian group’s refreshingly bright and equally melencholy sound on the new album.  We got the chance to sit down with singer Randy Frobel during their headlining tour in Brooklyn, NY and he’s just as charming as you’d expect! We Were Sharks brought their high energy set to Gold Sounds Bar, showing NYC how Canada parties.

Watch our interview below and see what Randy’s favorite song on Lost Touch is, his must-haves on tour, and who caught him totally fangirling in Ottowa recently.

Be sure to pre-order a copy of Lost Touch on iTunes or Amazon now!

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Artist To Watch: We Were Sharks

We Were Sharks are Canada’s newest poster boys for the fast, aggressive, fun pop punk you know and love! After releasing their debut EP in 2012, solidifying a six man lineup, and amassing over 1 million plays on Spotify on their single “Bridge Burner,” We Were Sharks are poised to take a bite out of the American pop punk scene.

Consisting of Randy, Jason, Will, Steve, Josh, Colin, We Were Sharks spent the end of 2017 burning up highways with Carousel Kings and A Whilhelm Scream.  The band is kicking off 2018 in style with a huge tour in support of their newest full length record, “Lost Touch,” due out February 23rd on Victory Records.

The third single from the new album, “Ashley,” is 82 seconds of pure fun!  When asked about the single, vocalist Randy Frobel recalled:  “Shooting the video for ‘Ashley’ was an absolute blast, dodging balls, dodging balls, Nerf darts, toilet paper and a few eggs for good measure, as an older loving couple wreak havoc on the neighborhood pranking everyone in sight.  What more could you ask for? ‘ Ashley’ is a teen angst love song about that bad girl who lives a few houses down.  You know she’s trouble, but she’s everything you dream about.”

Watch the official video for “Ashley” below!

We Were Sharks are hitting the road with Belmont, Boys Of Fall, and Sink The Ship starting February 2nd hitting cities across the US.   Check out the tour dates below and make sure you get your tickets before they sell out.

We Were Sharks Tour 2018 
Feb 2nd – All Star Music Empire – Flemington, NJ – Buy Tickets
Feb 3rd – Revolution Music Hall – Amityville, NY – Buy Tickets
Feb 5th – GoldSounds – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
Feb 6th – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets
Feb 7th – The Outpost – Kent, OH – Buy Tickets
Feb 8th – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI – Buy Tickets 
Feb 9th – The Alley – Kalkaska, MI – Buy Tickets
Feb 10th – Evolution Music – Downers Grove, IL – Buy Tickets
Feb 11th – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
Feb 12th – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Feb 13th – Underground Art & Sound – Florence, AL – Buy Tickets
Feb14th – Homeroom at UAB – Birmingham, AL – Buy Tickets
Feb 15th – Durty Nellies – Gainsville, FL – Buy Tickets
Feb 16th – The Falcon Bar – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
Feb 17th – What We Live For Studios – Hudson, FL – Buy Tickets
Feb 18th – Nighthawks – Jacksonville, FL – Buy Tickets

Preorder your copy of “Lost Touch” on iTunes or Amazon now and get 3 instant grat tracks immediately!

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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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