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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: ROYAL BLOOD: ROYAL BLOOD

Brighton, England’s Royal Blood are here and they come with a question: who needs guitars anyway? You see, their sound simply consists of bass guitar and vocals, courtesy of Michael Kerr, and drums via Ben Thatcher. That’s right, just bass and drums. Yet their album packs more screeching riffs than anything The Strokes...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: KIMBRA: THE GOLDEN ECHO

Back in 2012 Kimbra seemed to become an overnight sensation thanks to her part in Gotye’s global hit “Somebody That I Used To Know.” So when her debut album Vows was released here in the States later that year I expected it to be a huge success. Unfortunately, all those downloads of “Somebody...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: BASTILLE: “BAD NEWS”


Bastille deliver one hell of an electro-thud with their spectacular new tune "Bad News" from their forthcoming Oblivion EP. "Bad news like a sucker punch / What do you say," begins the first verse and you're already hooked by those thick and luscious beats. But even...
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NEWS: THE WYTCHES TO PLAY THREE SPECIAL SHOWS ON ALBUM LAUNCH DAY

FROM THE WYTCHES E-MAIL: To celebrate the launch of our debut album ‘Annabel Dream Reader’, we’re playing three special shows on the day of release, Monday 25th August. Starting in London, we’ll be playing an acoustic set at the The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, then onto Bermondsey Village Hall which is a five minute walk...
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NEWS: NEON TREES ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR, FESTIVAL DATES

PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA - August, 18 2014 - Neon Trees will kick off the “First Things First Tour” with a trio of California shows, playing Bakersfield’s Majestic Fox Theatre on September 29, The Observatory in Santa Ana on September 30 and Santa Clara’s Leavey Center on October 1. The run will include  a...
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  • MOUMOON: I'M SCARLET
    MOUMOON: I'M SCARLET Release Date:  8/6/14 Label:  Avex Are you having a bad day? If so, moumoon's "I'm Scarlet" is just the song to elevate your spirits. Are you having a bad day? If so, moumoon's "I'm Scarlet" is just the song to elevate your spirits. And if you're having a good day, why not make it a great
  • LEO IEIRI: JUNJO
    LEO IEIRI: JUNJO Release Date:  7/30/14 Label:  Victor Entertainment "Junjo" is among her most vibrant and infectious tunes to date, which is surely why it's being used as the ending theme for the new Dragonball Kai anime series. Singer/songwriter Leo Ieiri's new single, "純情," or "Junjo," finds her doing what she does
  • PAIPAI DEKAMI: レッツドリーム小学校 [Let's Dream Shogakko]
    PAIPAI DEKAMI: レッツドリーム小学校 [Let's Dream Shogakko] Release Date:  6/25/14 Label:  MYRD But after listening to the album, all of my preconceived notions leapt out the window and crashed to the pavement, dying when their necks were all but shattered. This one really surprised me, not unlike half of the stuff I listen to in the interest of reviewing it for y
  • ZIGZO: FOREVER YOUNG
    ZIGZO: FOREVER YOUNG Release Date:  7/1/14 Label:  Japan Crown Forever Young is ZIGZO's way of celebrating their 15th anniversary. It's also a great hits compilation that's also noteworthy because it includes a re-recording of their 1999 single "Himawari." Who the hell are ZIGZO? According to Wiki, they're a Japanese rock superg
  • MOTOHIRO HATA: ひまわりの約束 [Himawari No Yakusoku]
    MOTOHIRO HATA: ひまわりの約束 [Himawari No Yakusoku] Release Date:  8/6/14 Label:  AUCL If very mellow singer/songwriter music is your thing... I know I review more female artists than male artists here. It's been that way from day one. Why? Because I like to write about what I enjoy and I was already an active fan of many of the female artists I regularly cov