White Label Analog

 

White Label Analog – Turn To Dust

White Label Analog – Turn To Dust

 

ARTIST NAME:  White Label Analog

 

SONG TITLE:  Turn To Dust

 

ALBUM TITLE:  In Case You Just Tuned In

 

GENRE:  Indie Rock

 

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As the old adage goes, “You have a lifetime to make your first record.” But that freedom of time is coupled with increased pressure. So often, debut albums are saddled with the weight of expectation.

 

The members of Austin, Texas-based White Label Analog – vocalist Chris Didear, drummer/vocalist Heath Macintosh, and guitarist Chal Boudreaux, and bassist Joel Sutton have been through that pressure before, and they know how to rise to the challenge with their electrifying album, In Case You Just Tuned In.

 

“In Case You Just Tuned In is a veritable snapshot of our lives since releasing (their 2015 EP) A Little More Time,” says Macintosh.

 

“A reflection of our ideas, feelings, and the experiences we’ve all shared.”

 

It was released in September 2016 and ignited a 7,000-mile fall tour from Austin to the Pacific Northwest and down the West Coast.

 

“White Label Analog have created a sound that echoes some of the greats in the Indie and Alternative genres (The Strokes, Bloc Party, The Hold Steady, and Two Door Cinema Club) while remaining uniquely their own.”

– Paul Driscoll (RadioBDC: Director of Operations and Program Development).

 

Lead single “Echoes” epitomizes this idea of taking in and appreciating each snapshot moment.  It received spins on KROQ (LA), WRFF (Philly), KTCL (Denver), WLKK (Buffalo), WWCD (Columbus), KFMA (Tucson), KRXP (Colorado Springs), KLBJ (Austin), with official adds on KACV (Amarillo) and RadioBDC (Boston).

 

“I play over 40 new tracks weekly, and “Echoes” has been one of my strongest reaction songs of the year.”

-Bruce Rave (host of syndicated show Go Deep heard on KXRN, Indie1031.com, WSUM, and WVMO).

 

The “echoes” of the title “are the reverberations of our experience on earth that continue after we are no longer here,” says Didear.

 

It’s a song with a universal, understandable message: Life is short, experiences are fleeting, and so we should make as many memories as we can in the time we’ve been given.

 

It’s a theme that envelops much of In Case You Just Tuned In. Even at its most personal moments, where failed relationships are analyzed and personal loss is quantified, the album is truly focused on crawling your way out of the dark and into the light.

 

Musically, the album is bursting with the vitality of this mantra, with energetic synths and vivacious drum beats that recall the most joyous moments in the listener.

 

While White Label Analog self-produced the record, allowing them the autonomy to create without outside influence, they turned to a number of mixing engineers to deliver the fully realized sound they were seeking.

 

That collaborative effort, highlighted by 11-time Grammy nominated mixing engineer Mark Needham (The Killers, Saint Motel, Imagine Dragons), as well as Dwight Baker (Kelly Clarkson, Missio, Blue October), Mark Dufour (Ghostland Observatory, Vertical Horizon) and Chris “Frenchie” Smith (Gary Clark Jr., Built to Spill, Jet), allowed the band to achieve the most fully realized iteration of each of the 11 tracks on the album. The result is an eclectic group of songs that seems to pull as much from pop-rock traditions like The Killers as they do from indie bands like Two Door Cinema Club and Modest Mouse.

 

Songs like “Rainmaker” retain infectious melodies while simmering with big rock bombast.

 

In an era of convergence between indie rock and pop music, White Label Analog is the daring alliance between the two…

 

White Label Analog is not worried about trying to fit into any genre labels or follow any trends in music.

 

“Trying to copy or chase what’s already happening is like chasing a moving target,” Didear says.

 

“We just want to create honest music that is fun, engaging, but still has a little attitude.”

 

That effort, and the band’s trademark defying of expectation is best exemplified by the closing track on In Case You Just Tuned In. “Hard Road,” the Black Sabbath cut previously known solely as the last single released during Ozzy Osbourne’s first tenure in the band, is given a new lease on life at the end of In Case You Just Tuned In, transforming the rollicking track into a climactic singalong to conclude the album.

 

The song’s refrain is a fitting one to describe the journey of White Label Analog: “Oh, it’s a hard road…Forget all your sorrow, don’t live in the past. And look to the future, `cause life goes too fast.”

 

The individuals in the band went through a great deal of personal exploration to get to their debut full-length release.

 

But White Label Analog wasn’t looking back. They continued to advance, invigorated by their collaboration and 2017 proved to be an exciting year with new milestones.

 

White Label Analog performed at the RadioBDC+1 event in Boston, MA, followed by an official SXSW 2017 showcase.

 

“My 2 favourite shows at SXSW – The Dandy Warhols and THESE guys – White Label Analog! Great songs! Loved their sound. We added “Echoes” immediately.”

-Mike Fuller (Program Director-KACV FM90).

 

WLA was named as one of Austin Monthly’s “10 Bands to Watch” in the March 2017 issue and traveled internationally to perform two official showcases at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, CA in April 2017.

 

Most recently, their tracks “Al Capone,” “Awakened By The Fire,” and “Sidewinder” were featured in 4 episodes of MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” in August, September, and October 2017.

 

The track “Where Have You Been” was licensed for the feature film “My Ranger” which premiered at the Austin Revolution Film Festival in September of 2017 where it won the award for Best Soundtrack.

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a song from the start to the end.

Songwriting is a creative outlet for musicians and a way to express yourself however you see fit.

 

Not all musicians are writers, but for a band predicated on creating and performing original music, it is paramount to constantly work on the craft of songwriting.

 

We allow the process to happen naturally within a group setting.  Songs like “Turn To Dust” usually start out with either a piece or whole song coming from one writer who birthed the idea, and then others are given an opportunity to add their input.

 

Rarely do we write songs by “jamming” in our rehearsal room.

 

We use Garageband to record our ideas individually and then share them via the cloud.

 

Each member at their discretion can contribute to the idea and it is iteratively changed until we think it is in a good version to try in a live band situation.

 

Once we practice it live, then it takes more of the band’s personality as the nuances are more developed in the execution by the band’s musicianship and chemistry.

 

We’ll continue to work to further development of ideas through trying out different arrangements or trying additional ideas as they are suggested.

 

Once we have a song in its final form, then we’ll try it out on a live audience.

 

Over time the song may continue to morph until it is recorded with better production with the intent to release.

 

We co-produce everything we release but have worked with various recording engineers, mixers, and producers.

 

Our latest single “Everybody Knows” incorporated more technology in our sound and working with Gil Gonzalez was a great experience for us in having his ideas, objectivity, and was very refreshing.

 

Once a track has been recorded, it is considered final as a recorded product.

 

However, for live performance, we may tweak it just a bit, so that it lends itself more for a live setting rather than for a radio or streaming audience.

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Elaborate on the gain and loss of being a musician.

As in life, you have ups and downs, but if music is something that is truly in your blood, it is that passion for it that keeps you wanting to do it.

 

For most of us, we just can’t imagine the idea of not playing.  It is therapeutic, it is a motivator, it is addictive, and a labour of love.

 

However, there isn’t any drug or feeling that equals when you finally get a song to a high level in terms of what you feel is its best form and hearing a finished recording for the first time or hearing it on the radio, or performing it in front of a crowd and nailing the performance.

 

To experience a crowd, who is hyper-engaged in your performance and music, is an ultimate high.

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Tell us how you connect people with your music.

Well, we do all of our outreach organically either through exciting performances and selling our music at shows or doing our best to make our music available on every digital platform possible.

 

Hopefully, if we’ve done a good job writing songs that somehow have that intangible something that makes the listener want to hear more, or know more about us.

 

Our songs typically are about personal experience and we like to write music that not only has a rock or pop element but makes the listener want to move and dance.

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Mention your greatest song up to date.

Very tough call and every member would likely have a different answer.  “Turn To Dust” is high on the list, but I (Chris) would lean more towards our track “Echoes” or “Everybody Knows.”

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Tell us what you hate most about the music business.

It is a double-edged sword, a necessary evil.  Most artists just want to work on their art.

 

However, in order to expand your audience, you must invest time in marketing and promotion, booking, management aspects, etc.

 

Unless you are making enough money to live off your music (which most musicians don’t) then you have either be wealthy (which most musicians aren’t) or work to pay the bills.

 

So, carving time for all of the business aspects you need in order to grow your business can be a difficult juggling act.

 

So as a DIY artist, you have to multi-task and as needed, hire folks to help you get things done.

 

However, you have to weigh the return on your investment, be careful who you hire, and spend your money wisely.

 

Most things you can do yourself, but these things require a significant investment of your time.

 

However, if you are persistent, don’t give up, and spend time learning about techniques or approaches that work, you can see dividends in the way of better gigs, pay, bigger crowds, and more opportunity.

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Discuss how you monitor your digital distribution and streaming.

There are a number of ways to gauge your Distro.  CD Baby sales reports, iTunes reports, Spotify reports, FB page analytics, PRO royalty statements, website statistics, and online sales.

 

Really boils down to what revenue streams you have or choose to employ.  Most have some form of reporting that includes analytics.

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State the obstacles that a new artist can face as a starter.

A lack of experience, not knowing enough about the business aspects, having the maturity to be an active listener to maintain the membership and commitment of a band, not having established networks to help you or for your knowledge base, maybe needing more experience in songwriting, not having an engaging live performance.

 

There are literally all kinds of things that you must either research to improve upon or just plain need to spend the time learning by doing.

 

There are also services out there that take advantage of inexperienced musicians and end up wasting their money and time.

 

Patience is also something that you have to have because a lot more doors close than open.  However, the doors that open should be viewed as wins and can motivate you to keep moving forward.

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Tell us how you will tutor a new artist in the music business.

I will book younger bands and newer bands when it makes sense to do so.

 

Those opportunities can make a big difference for newer artists and were it not for others who helped me; it would have been even harder for me when I started.

 

It’s always great to have a mentor, everyone needs them.  Nobody knows everything.

 

You should always be willing to learn, and to give something back when you are successful.

 

I am glad to take the time to pass along knowledge and experience when someone asks or cares what I have to say.

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Explain how you record songs.

We record music as most do after going through an exhaustive pre-production process and then go into a studio.

 

We’ll start with the basics; all play together and capture drums first, and then begin overdubbing guitar and bass using the scratch tracks.

 

Vocals are tracked last of the main instruments, and then all the extra flavour like keys, percussion, etc.

 

Then we allow the engineer or producer the opportunity to get some rough mixes, and then refine them iteratively until the song is in its final form.

 

Lastly, we’ll work with a mastering engineer to get the final mixes mastered.

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Discuss digital and analog recording.

Both have pros and cons.  I love the warmth of analog, but it is a long process to get a great final recording unless you are releasing a live performance, and it can be more expensive.

 

You have to do a lot of track punching/overdubbing to get each track composited.

 

With digital, the production has gotten so much better, you have a lot more editing freedom, and it’s very efficient.

 

However, you can get bogged down in the minutia of detail in either.  So you have to balance out perfection with realism; unless you aren’t on any time or money constraints.  However, most artists have caps on those things.

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Tell us your opinion on adding effects to vocals.

I think they are necessary and appropriate if used in a way that helps to present the song in what you deem is its best form.

 

They should complement a song, and not get in the way of it or be used to hide poor performance.

 

I like a little slap delay mostly, but there are all sorts of plugins and effects available for live performance and in a recording.

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Tell us how you eradicate noise in your recording.

Trim the fat.  That is to eliminate things that don’t add or contribute anything to the song.   Filters, EQ-ing, limiters, and a multitude of gear can help eliminate noise.

 

Best foot forward is to start out with good basic tracks.  That means good recording gear (microphones, pre-amps, etc.), quality instruments – which includes new guitar strings, new drumheads, etc.

 

There’s an old saying “crap in crap out.”  If you start off with bad sounds, there’s no effect that can make it magically better.  You can spray perfume on a turd and it’s still going to smell like a turd – just with perfume on it!

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Describe the themes of your lyrics.

They are about all kinds of things… life experience, loss, defeat, triumph, growth, inspiration, observation, perspective, introspection or whatever happens to inspire or motivate us to write.

 

Sometimes it begins as just an emotion or feeling that expands into a story.

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Tell us if you consider singing about politics or injustice rather than love stories.

I have written songs with political content in them.  Politics is a part of life…  However, most of our lyrics are about experiences and in trying to take the listener to a place where they aren’t focusing on the here and now of their life, but a momentary escape where they feel free from the confines of the worries and challenges of everyday life.

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Discuss the registration of your songs with your Performing Rights Organization.

I would advise all artists to copyright and register their songs with a PRO.

 

We are with ASCAP and if you want to get paid for your music, registering your works with one is a great way to ensure that you are paid when someone uses your music.

 

Licensing your music is a viable revenue stream if you are able to secure placements.

 

We’re still getting mailbox money from the 3 songs they used of ours in MTV’s Teen Mom 2, and who doesn’t love mailbox money?!!!

 

All you have to do is register with ASCAP and then use their online interface to register your works.

 

Same goes for copyright, you can do it all digitally these days.  It’s great and protects you and your music.

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Discuss how you distribute your music.

We try to put our music on every major outlet possible.  You can do them individually or use a bundled service like CD Baby who is already partnered with a bunch of distributors.

 

The point is to get your music out there.  I’d rather have a smaller percentage of something than 100% of nothing!

 

Every indie artist should make their music available on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, SoundCloud, their website, have music available for sale at live shows, and whatever means they can find.

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Discuss how you cope with the crowd on the stage.

I try and make eye contact, execute the songs well, move around, and keep the audience engaged.

 

Live music should be an experience and is one of the best ways to make new fans and increase your audience reach.  Word of mouth is still the best endorsement.

 

However, the bottom line is to remember you are there to have fun.  Expect the unexpected and don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff!

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Elaborate on the song titled “Echoes.”

The song “Echoes” was inspired by a dear friend who passed away from cancer.  It is about living life to the fullest.  Echoes are the memories and experiences we leave behind with others as part of our legacy.  Those memories reverberate and echo long after we are gone.  So, Carpe Diem!

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

Our name was a suggestion by our drummer Heath Macintosh after we pondered over a gazillion names that didn’t stick.  “White Label” refers to old school vinyl records.

 

Back in the day, record companies would release advance singles on plain white labels with no artwork for DJ’s to spin on radio and in clubs.  It was a way to promote a single before it came out and before there were the digital media platforms that we have today.

 

“Analog” is just a nod to the fact that we still play live instruments guitar, bass, and drums.

 

Pretty much was the same with our last album titled “In Case You Just Tuned In.”  Lots of titles thrown around, but in the end, we were hoping that it would grab the listeners’ attention, and announce us as a new cool band that you might have not heard of…. until now.

 

We’re here and you need to check us out!  It also lent itself well with our 45 adapter logo.  We kicked off the release of ICYJTI with the single “Echoes.”

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IN CASE YOU JUST TUNED IN, AUSTIN BASED INDIE POP/ALT-ROCKERS WHITE LABEL ANALOG  FOLLOW THEIR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM AND TOUR WITH THE UPLIFTING, UNIFYING ANTHEM “EVERYBODY KNOWS”

 

When longtime friends and onetime bandmates Chris Didear (lead vocals), Heath Macintosh (drums/vocals) and Chal Boudreaux (guitar/vocals) joined forces to emerge as White Label Analog they were driven by two key rules: 1) It’s gotta be fun, and 2) See rule #1.

 

The Austin based group created in 2013, whose current lineup includes bassist Mike Fisher, has dubbed their edgy, upbeat vibe everything from indie pop/alt rock to the more whimsical “indie slam disco.”

 

They had a blast touring the Midwest and West Coast (Denver, Seattle, L.A., San Francisco, San Diego, etc.) to support their 2016 breakthrough full-length album In Case You Just Tuned In, the follow-up to their 2015 debut EP A Little More Time.

 

In what will be the first of several upcoming individual tracks, the WLA’s fun and raucous latest single “Everybody Knows” is the perfect uplifting antidote/anthem to counteract these troubling and challenging times.

 

Didears’s original idea was to create a romantic but super fun love song dedicated to and about his relationship with his wife, but it took on deeper universal dimensions when he thought about how it might inspire people living through this difficult era.

 

His dynamic words can apply both one on one or be a spiritual calling to something greater: “We’re not confused, we know our place…We get so high can’t feel our face…no ordinary life will do, I’ve waited my life for you…”

 

Helping bring the energy of the music and message to multi-dimensional life is the compelling video WLA created for the song with fellow musician and friend Steve Miller, who directed it.

 

The clip centers on a joyful pool party and featuring folks from all walks of life, having fun and celebrating a beautiful summer day. It’s interspersed by animated images of the band members in the style of a-ha’s classic video “Take on Me.”

“Considering the political climate and how the country is so divided,” Didear says, “I thought it would be great to put a song out there with a universal message of love and acceptance that was all about connecting with others and inclusivity.

 

I wanted the video to be really light-hearted and joyful but not cheesy, and we thought, what could be more spontaneous and full of life than a pool party? Sonically, ‘Everybody Knows’ has a slightly different style from the album, reflective of our decision, with our producer Gil Gonzalez, to use a bit less guitar and more synth and electronic percussion. We’re all excited about the direction the band is taking.”

 

Tweaking the vibe even slightly is a bold and visionary move considering the success White Label Analog has had with their previous, guitar-dominated sound.

 

Their song “Echoes” received spins in Los Angeles, Philly, Denver, Buffalo, Columbus, Tucson, Colorado Springs and their hometown of Austin, where they often hold court at popular live music spots like Stubb’s on Red River, Dozen Street on the city’s East Side, and Craft Pride on Rainey Street.

 

Regionally, they have performed in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, San Marcos, and Eagle Pass.

 

Selected as one of Austin Monthly’s “10 Bands to Watch” in March 2017, WLA was an official showcase artist at SXSW and Canadian Music Week in Toronto that year.

 

They also performed at RadioBDC’s +1 event in Boston.

 

“Oceana,” a track from their debut EP, was used in the feature film “Trippin’ to the Altar.”

 

“Where Have You Been” was featured in the 2017 award-winning indie film “My Ranger,” and three other tracks were licensed and included in 4 episodes of MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” (Season 8).

 

“The most exciting and gratifying aspect of WLA’s success these past few years has been working hard on new music, then having the opportunity to present it to people and see such positive reactions,” Didear says. “I think if you ask most musicians, their #1 favorite thing about being in this business is performing in front of a live audience and enjoying the amazing moments where those connections are being made.

 

We’ve all been making music for a while, and that is still something we look forward to every time we hit the stage.”

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Gulls – Shop

 

Gulls - Shop

Gulls – Shop

 

ARTIST NAME: Gulls

 

SONG TITLE: Shop

 

RELEASE DATE: 19 April 2019

 

GENRE:  Punk/Rock/Pop

 

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Brighton trio Gulls’ #punkrockpoempop sounds like Sleaford Mods and Bikini Kill in a high-speed collision on the bumper cars.

 

Stripped back riffs meet sweet beats; all with a message running through it. This is a whole new kind of Brighton Rock.

 

Gulls filter their fury at local and global injustice through the prism of their seaside home.

 

These songs want you seething and seduced.

 

Rhi Kavok: Punk Poet

 

Boe Higgs: Guitar and Vox

 

Hicks: Drums.

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Tell us your names, country of birth and childhood experience.

Rhi, Boe, and Hicks. We were all born in the UK. Rhi and Boe grew up in a little seaside town on the south coast of England called Seaford. Hicks grew up near Wokingham.

 

Rhi and Boe became friends at school and always dreamed of forming a band but Rhi moved away to London for a while. As soon as Rhi came home, Gulls was born.

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State your academic qualification.

We all have degrees: Boe and Hicks in music. Rhi’s in politics.

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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.

Gulls got going at the start of 2017. We’re named Gulls because we’re from the seaside and the sound of Gulls is synonymous with home. Also, Seagulls are punks: they’re antagonistic and have their own brand of justice.

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Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.

We call our genre #punkrockpoempop because we’re mixing spoken word influences with spiky riffs and beats.

 

The latest single, SHOP, is about how angry we are about libraries, refuges and venues closing, up and down the country, while chain-stores open in order to sell people pointless shit.

 

We absolutely put the blame for this at the current government’s door.

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Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

Promote music so that as many people get to hear it as possible.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

We’ve contacted various blogs, channels, radio stations. We use social media as much as we can. We’ve sent our EPK out to numerous organizations, for this particular release.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

SHOP is a clarion call to resist those who close libraries and open chain-stores.

 

“Young women telling it like it is with righteous anger and noisy guitars”

– Melita Dennett, Radio Reverb/BBC Introducing South

 

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“As someone who’s lived by the sea their entire life, I’m more than a touch familiar with the keening scream of the rats from the sky, also known as gulls. Safe to say, Brighton’s self-described “punk- rock-poem-pop” trio Gulls are a lot more palatable, and considerably more welcome.

 

Flaws joins the wave of feminist, anti-establishment punk having a resurgence in the wake of the #MeToo and third wave feminism movements, and makes its own considerable mark.

 

Punk poet Rhi Kavok’s unfettered war cry perfectly slips between a mocking yelp and a commanding punk vocal which drives the points home, while Boe H on guitar and Hicks on drums succeed in creating some Yeah Yeah Yeahs level instrumentals. Packs a punch this one.”

– Sarah Gosling – Fresh On The Net

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Explain the story behind the song.

Libraries are being shut down because councils are starved of money through the government’s failed austerity experiment. Everyone loses out when libraries are shut down. There’s a blog on our website about why it’s important to us.

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List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

BBC Introducing the South

 

Radio Reverb

 

Idobi Radio

 

Words for Music

 

Plugged in Brighton

 

We Love That Sound.

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State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.

Rhi Kavok, Boe Higgs, Hicks

 

Producer: James Gasson.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.

We’ve all been in other bands before this one but this one’s definitely the best and our future goal is to have lots more people hear our music; to play bigger and better shows and we’d love to take Gulls on the road to play to audiences further afield.

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Tell us what makes you unique from others.

The combination of poetry and punk. We say we’re a bit like Brighton Rock in that we’re hard and sweet but there’s a message running through everything we create.

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Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.

Our strength is that we have diverse likes and styles which work well together.

 

Our weakness is that we all have jobs and can’t practice as often as we’d like to.

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List your five favourite songs including the artists. 

You’re getting Rhi’s because I’m the one doing the interview so apologies to Boe and Hicks but…

Gulls – SHOP

 

Anti-Flag – The Press Corpse

 

Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl

 

Pennywise – Fuck Authority

 

Gulls – Flaws.

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Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

What matters is that the people connected to the music put energy into its promotion; whether that’s the band members or others.

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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

Rhi writes poetry. Boe is an incredible artist doing glass etchings inspired by nautical life. Hicks just became a Dad!

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List your various works. 

Bad Publicity

 

Flaws

 

No Altar

 

SHOP

 

EP ‘Weaponise Authenticity’ out autumn 2019.

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State the official date of release. 

Single SHOP released 19 April 2019.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

When we were trying to decide on a name, Boe and I went for a pint to discuss things. It was the early days of summer so we sat outside as the evening was just warm enough to. We discussed that we wanted a name that referenced the seaside home that is so important to who we are and what we do.

 

The moment we discussed the name ‘Gulls’, that second; every Gull in the vicinity went mental. It was this cacophony of agreement from the seagulls.

 

We sat wide-eyed looking at each other and then burst out laughing. We couldn’t believe we’d been given such an unequivocal confirmation from nature that our band was called Gulls.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

SHOP talks about the closure of libraries and other important infrastructure like refuges and parks that are places of safety for people from all walks of life.

 

These places are closing down at a terrifying rate because the Tories are starving councils of cash and thus the means to keep them open.

 

Meanwhile, out-of-town shopping centers seem to be popping up; these places cause high-streets to become ghost towns as people are seduced away from independent shops and encouraged to go on brand safaris, often lining the pockets of owners who avoid paying tax which perpetuates the danger and damage we all experience locally.

 

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Travis Shaw – Wild Mind

 

Travis Shaw - Wild Mind

Travis Shaw – Wild Mind

 

ARTIST NAME:  Travis Shaw

 

SONG TITLE: Wild Mind

 

ALBUM TITLE: Balance

 

RELEASE DATE:  Friday 19th April

 

GENRE:  Atmospheric Lo-fi Alternative Rock

 

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Atmospheric Alternative Rock from the North East Coast of England…

 

Travis was surrounded by music from a young age and picked up his first guitar at around 10 years old.

 

After falling ill in Australia and being homebound for months in 2018, Travis turned his situation into a positive one -Channeling all of his energy into his songwriting.

 

His debut EP ‘Balance’, released April 19th, 2019, is a product of this time.

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Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.

So the song will gradually just take more shape the more I play it.

 

I write extra little bits to the last second.

 

I also write in the studio whilst recording it; usually when working with my producer Chad Male.

 

If I’m listening to the song again I can hear a melody in my head.

 

For example; when we were recording ‘Moving Parts’ I was listening to the chorus and in my head, I could hear a glockenspiel part.

 

So we laid it straight down, it’s so simple but I think it adds so much to the chorus. Little things like that make a track I think.

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Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.

Usually, I’ll pick up my guitar and just start playing around with chords, then it will develop into a pre-chorus and a chorus, etc., then I will add lyrics.

 

Sometimes I already have lyrics or poems that I have written and I’ll create the chord structure around that.

 

It’s slightly different every time really, I don’t have any set rules for writing; they usually just come naturally at the right time.

 

I don’t try to force songs; I take my time, focus and create something from a deep space inside me.

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Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.

I guess the themes of a lot of my songs focus around personal struggles/issues that I may be going through at the time or have been through in my life, and the power of working through them and overcoming them.

 

Also the struggles of people close to me and what they are going through.

 

I think they also focus on the great appreciation of how lucky I am and where I am.

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Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.

My greatest musical works up to date. Well, I’ve only released my debut single ‘Moving Parts.’

 

So I guess it’s that… I’ve had some amazing feedback from people telling me how much they could connect with the song and how much it moved them.

 

It is an amazing feeling to see people reaching out and telling you that your music has affected them in that way.

 

I’m so glad that people can relate to the song and take something positive away from it.

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Tell us those behind your music process.

I write all the lyrics to my music and the chord structures. When going into the studio to record with Chad Male (Cape Cub), he will produce and help structure the songs and also lay down some of the instruments on the recordings.

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Tell us how you are handling the promotion of your music.

I’m using different social media platforms and also playing shows to get my music heard.

 

My label Sad For Life Records are also doing lots of stuff behind the scenes to get my music heard by the right people -Which I am super grateful for.

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Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish. 

Future goals… So I’m releasing my EP ‘Balance’ on the 19th of April, I’m very excited about this.

 

We’re pressing a very limited number of Vinyl records, which are going to be handmade and screen printed by myself.

 

This was a goal I set myself around a year ago. I am constantly writing, and I’m planning on putting an album together over the next year. So that’s something I’m working towards. I also want to play as many shows as possible and hoping to do a UK tour soon.

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Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.

I feel like the music industry is saturated with a lot of crap music right now, I feel like it’s lost its soul a bit.

 

There’s so much good music out there, you just have to hunt for it. You’re not necessarily going to hear it on the radio.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

Don’t rush the process.

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Tell us how you boost your performance. 

I make sure that I’m relaxed and in a good environment and peaceful headspace before going on performing.

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Explain the arrangement of the song.

‘Wild Mind’ is the first track and the most chilled out song on the EP for a reason. I wanted it to be very bare and stripped back and focus on the vocals really. The EP also gradually builds throughout. With the last track ‘Only Human’, being very upbeat.

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Discuss how the instruments come together for a song.

I’ll usually have an idea of how I want them to be and then lay them down in the studio.

 

When it comes to the band and live performance I just let the band put their own spin on the songs, which adds a lot to the music and live performance.

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State your musical skills.

I play guitar and a little piano. I’ve been playing guitar since I was around 10 years old.

 

I’ve also been writing from the age of 11.

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Tell if you consider acting in a movie.

Yeah, why not, I actually used to act when I was younger and performed in a few shows.

 

I’m also a filmmaker and studied film at University so I’m very familiar with the filmmaking process.

 

I am usually behind the lens though instead of in front of it.

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Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.

Making sure the correct equipment is used and in an isolated quite environment.

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List the name of artists you cherish most.

Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Manchester Orchestra, Bon Iver, Pinegrove, Thrice, Phoebe Bridgers, RY X…

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Tell us how you get inspiration.

I find inspiration in a lot of different things, places, dreams, people, and encounters.

 

I feel like it comes quite naturally. Feeling inspired comes when I’m fully present.

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Elaborate on the song.

The song is about struggling with something in your life and knowing that everything is temporary and feelings pass.

 

There’s always a way of changing your situation with the right outlook and mindset.

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Elaborate on the title of the EP.

The name of the EP is ‘Balance. I wrote the EP when I was in a really tough place, overcoming an illness, housebound for a couple of months. I channeled all my energy into my writing, finding a balance between my body and mind.

 

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Jen Miller – Hometown

 

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Jen Miller – Hometown

 

ARTIST NAME: Jen Miller

 

SONG TITLE: Hometown

 

ALBUM TITLE: Hometown (Single)

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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Jen Miller is a Nashville-based independent music producer and artist born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.

 

A self-proclaimed “weird kid”, Miller built her growing fan base independently and organically online and on the road since 2010.

 

Influenced by artists like Lauryn Hill, Amy Winehouse, Prince, and Dave Matthews Band, Jen’s sound is hard to pin down, but steadfast in soul and quirky wordplay.

 

Miller released a single per year in 2017 after self-releasing two crowdfunded projects, “Forget the Dirty Hearts” (2012) and an album “Overgrown” (2014), both of which charted top ten in the United States pop charts.

 

Jen Miller has shared the stage with acts such as Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, Passenger, Young the Giant, and Shovels & Rope, and her music has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR, Women’s Health, and Modern Luxury.

 

A staunch human rights and feminist political activist, Miller spent years in DC and is responsible for launching Girl Gang Music — an online community and network of women and gender non-conforming folk within the music industry.

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Tell us your names, country of birth and childhood experience.

I’m Jen Miller and I was born in Columbus, Ohio. I grew up playing a lot of soccer and eating a lot of cheese and didn’t start teaching myself how to make music until I was 18.

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State your academic qualification.

Well, I got a B.A. in Political Science with minors in Philosophy and Psychology from Wittenberg University in Ohio. I never studied any type of music.

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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.

I got into music first by writing on a piano and old ukulele in my parent’s house after having knee surgery.

 

I was depressed and feeling very bad for myself and had never really dabbled in music besides some piano lessons in third grade and immense love for listening.

 

Then I toured with a four-piece folk band through the summer while I was getting my Bachelors, and moved to D.C. promptly after I graduated in May 2014.

 

When I got to D.C., I released an album I had crowdfunded and started learning how to produce in Logic and Pro Tools for other artists.

 

Now I am a music producer based in Nashville, TN, about to put out a new project this summer.

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Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.

I think it’s indie pop music. Love to mesh organic sounds (like the strings and ukulele in this record) with inorganic (like the drums and synths).

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Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.

Operate like a bank and enable artists to create insane visions with their work…

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.

I mostly rely on word of mouth about shows and releases – so social media and gigging primarily.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

I’m From Cleveland

 

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Explain the story behind the song.

‘Hometown’ was about me as a young adult returning to Columbus and having a deep moment of nostalgia… reflecting on how a place feels different when you have different people who are significant to you… how memories remain in a place even when those relationships might not be strong anymore… and how that’s so often bittersweet. “If there’s a field somewhere, I’d only meet you there…”

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State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director.

Jake Vicious co-produced this record.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.

About five years. Just keep making new music myself and help artists explode and create the sound they want as a producer for them… that’s it.

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Tell us your weakness and strength pertaining to music.

My strengths are in my storytelling, vocals, and my intuitive ear. My weakness is that I don’t have music theory skills to understand what my ear is doing at times but I can communicate what I hear to and use machines to make it.

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List your five favourite songs including the artists.

Lauryn Hill – Everything is Everything

 

Dawes- Things Happen

 

Dolly Parton – Jolene

 

Atmosphere – Guns & Cigarettes

 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

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Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.

I think that major labels and their relationships with streaming services and distribution makes them a partner you need to take your music to the masses.

 

However, I think that being indie and DIY work is the way you get there and prove to them that you’re worth investing game. It’s a number’s game to them, but you ARE selling a product.

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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.

I run a website called Girl Gang Music, all about women and nonbinary folks in the music industry.

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List your various works.

Forget the Dirty Hearts (EP 2012)

 

Overgrown (Album 2014)

 

Singles (2017)

 

Blue Earth – not released, coming July 2019.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Jen Miller – it’s my government name.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Hometown – I figured if my hometown sometimes made me sad and nostalgic sometimes that maybe other people could probably relate

 

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Summer – You Are Good

 

Summer – You Are Good

Summer – You Are Good

 

ARTIST NAME: Summer

 

SONG TITLE: You Are Good

 

ALBUM TITLE: Love Letters

 

GENRE: Christian & Gospel

 

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Summer Pearson is an award-winning independent recording artist from Maryland.

 

Summer’s album “Love Letters” debuted in the Top 50 of the Billboard Gospel Charts, and the lead single “Promised (Never Alone)” penetrated radio across the U.S., Canada, and England.

 

Summer has won several awards as a singer-songwriter, including the 2018 ACHI Magazine Songstress of the Year, 2018 Winner of the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Sing Into Spring Competition, and 2018 S&M Gospel Indie Music Female Contemporary Vocalist of the Year.

 

Summer has been blessed to perform for many prestigious events, including the annual Caring Awards, “Thanks Obama” event at Arena Stage on President Obama’s last night in the office, the H Street Festival, and the National Cherry Blossom Parade.

 

Summer has also released several recording projects with other artists, including a Christmas single in 2018 by “Tanya Summer Alache,” and projects with Stellar Award nominated gospel group – Charles Butler and Trinity, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) Exalting Him Finalists (with the trio “Power”), and Emory University’s Gospel Choir, to name a few.

 

She has sung background vocals, and/or opened up for numerous accomplished artists, including Pastor Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, and finalists from America’s Got Talent – Sons of Serendip.

 

Summer uses her talents as a worship leader, special educator, actress, and host of the TV show “Gospel Music Magazine” (which airs online and on cable networks across the US).

 

She also practiced law for several years with the federal government.

 

Summer considers her role as mom to her two amazing sons to be her most important work.

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Tell us how you develop your sound and style to make it different from other musicians.

I listen to a variety of music – recorded and live, and allow elements of the music I like to come through in my own style. I believe it’s important to not put myself in a box and to always aim to experiment and grow.

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Tell us your opinion on the way new artists are coming up and the frequent release of songs.

It is exciting to see so many people emerge as artists who feel free to explore their own creativity and share their experiences/beliefs/art through music.

 

The frequent release of songs and the ever increasing number of new artists make it harder to become noticed and make real traction when pursuing a music career.

 

It also means that some amazing music will be buried, and potentially will not be heard by many, because the market is so saturated.

 

Still, I think competition challenges us to be more creative and persistent in making quality music and getting it to our audiences.

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State your experience as a musician.

I started singing as a soloist in the church at a very young age and never stopped.

 

Music is an incredible gift to me because it enables me to communicate deep feelings and questions that I have not always been comfortable expressing in everyday conversation.

 

Over the years I have played in large and small venues for diverse audiences, and the greatest takeaway for me is always the person who felt so connected to me through my music (and my story) that they found a breakthrough they had been hoping for.

 

Good music has the power to heal and deliver, and I take that very seriously.

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Tell us your opinion on streaming and digital download of songs.

Streaming and digital downloads are so convenient and instantly gratifying, so musicians have to get used to it as a way of life.

 

From a financial perspective, it makes it harder to earn a living from making music, but from the perspective of making our music widely available, it is a tremendous asset that I believe artists should exploit as much as possible.

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Tell us your goals and plans.

I plan to keep performing and making music that feeds my soul.  I am working on a new body of music and developing tour plans.  My goal is to expand my audience and share hope through music.

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Tell us five current artists that are your favourite.

  1. Jonathan McReynolds

  2. Mercy Me

  3. Julia Michaels

  4. Fantasia

  5. H.E.R.

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Tell us your best song up to date and share the link.

I believe my best song up to date is “Promised (Never Alone)”; the song takes us on a journey through despair and doubts to the truth that God keeps his promise to never leave nor forsake us.  The freedom and peace in that promise is life-changing.

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Tell us your dream and hope for the future.

My dream and hope for the future are to continue to be a woman of integrity, faith, and laughter and that I make music that inspires others to do the same.

 

I’m also a mom to two amazing sons, and my dreams and hopes are so wrapped up in giving them the best life possible, and the tools to become amazing men of God!

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Tell us what has changed in the music industry.

So much has changed – music does not sell the way it once did, and record label budgets for artists have diminished.   Music is available for streaming and/or download in so many places that we have a ton of music at our fingertips.   There is truly something for everyone available now, and much of it is available for free on the Internet.

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Tell us your opinion on television/radio stations playing the same songs from established artists and giving little chances to independent artists.

I think this is an area where we need to see more diversity in what is played and who gets opportunities.  I was shocked to learn how limited the radio and TV opportunities are for talented independent artists.

 

It can be discouraging as you wonder if you will ever be able to break through a system that works against you.

 

However, I believe audiences want more variety; local audiences want to hear their local artists on the radio, and so many indie artists are making music worthy of worldwide distribution.  Something has to change.

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Tell us the challenges independent artists are facing and how to tackle it.

One of the challenges for independent artists was just mentioned – breaking through to TV and radio.  Indie artists have to continue to try to push through the barriers and utilize other means to let our music be heard, e.g., internet radio, local shows, social media.

 

Another challenge that independent artists often face is a lack of resources (financial and manpower).  We cannot keep up with signed artists who have a machine behind them, and will often exhaust ourselves and our limited resources trying to keep up.

 

I think it’s important for independent artists to be strategic in how we spend our limited funds, and to recruit a team of people that may not have deep experience in the music business, but who will work hard and smart to learn the business and propel the artist forward.

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Tell us your opinion on using social media to promote music online.

It is necessary to promote music on social media, and because it’s free, we should never neglect to do so.

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Tell us about your music career.

Most of my time is spent performing for various public and private events – corporate events, parades, worship services, weddings, etc.  I also am available for studio session work and vocal coaching.  No matter the size of the venue or the paycheck attached to a performance, I believe in giving each audience my all.

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Tell us what still motivates you to go on with your music career.

I continue to pursue a music career because I am called to do so.  I am living my divine purpose.

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Tell us about you as a person.

People describe me as the “sunshine.”  I believe that life is too short to be miserable, so I choose joy every day.  I can be incredibly focused, but am also as silly as they come.  I love to laugh!  And I LOVE people!  Performing for me is all about connecting with people, and leaving them better off than they were before I hit the stage.

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Elaborate on the story behind the song.

I wrote “You Are Good” when I needed to believe that God is good because at that time my life did not feel good. I was facing divorce and losing our family home/community after just having made the decision to pursue music ministry full-time (which meant a significant loss of income from my prior work as an attorney).

 

It was a very tough time, but I had a faith that was immovable.  I needed to remember that this was NOT the first time in my life when life was hard, and despite the pain I’d experienced before, God had been there for me, and brought me through it whole and with a testimony.

 

Thus the lyrics: “You are good, you always have been.  No matter what comes or goes, you are good.”  I needed the strength to refuse to be defeated, so I remembered that God had called me to sing for Him, and I couldn’t let the pain swallow the passion or the calling.

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Tell us the process involved in making this song.

I sat down at the piano and began to sing.  I can barely play the piano but found the chords to support the very simple, profound lyrics that my spirit was singing.

 

God did the rest when I sang “You Are Good” for a very talented producer “Vincent V.Rich Richardson.”

 

I feared the song might be too simple to record, but I remember him saying “sometimes, simple is better.”

 

Vincent helped me bring the song to life, and eventually, Cordaro Rodriguez of the Sons of Serendip from America’s Got Talent added the string arrangement that elevated the song from beautiful to a masterpiece.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

SUMMER – it’s the name my parents chose for me, and I believe my name embodies the essence of who I am, so I decided to only use my first name as an artist.  I am bright, colourful, joyful, passionate, and warm like the Summer. 🙂

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

You Are Good – Meaning – God is good.  He never changes, therefore His goodness never changes.  He was good, is good, and always will be good.

 

Difficult circumstances do not mean God’s goodness is waning; we just have to believe His promise in Romans 8:28 that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.  Keep fighting.  Keep lifting your voice.  Keep going.  Don’t give up.  God’s goodness is forever.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

Love Letters – I chose this title for the album because the songs were expressions of my heart to God during a difficult personal season involving divorce, loss, and frustration.

 

I wrote these songs to God, not knowing that they would become an album to help others connect with the depths of God in the context of our imperfect lives.  These songs are my love letters to God who has loved me perfectly all of my life.

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Monsterboy – My Heart

 

Monsterboy - My Heart

Monsterboy – My Heart

 

ARTIST NAME:  Monsterboy

 

SONG TITLE: My Heart

 

ALBUM TITLE: The Nashville Sessions

 

RELEASE DATE: 9/20/2018

 

GENRE: Alternative/Pop

 

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Monsterboy found success before finding a name, as a series of coincidences landed the couple at Bonnaroo and in front of a representative for MTV.com.

 

Combining traditional alternative rock band instruments with tribal drums, woodwinds, and EDM beats the sound is new yet familiar.

 

Each song’s lyrics are crafted to capture a snapshot moment in time of the couple’s love story.

 

Monsterboy is currently releasing a new song every three weeks for a year, to embrace how every song should have its own space.

 

The songs are released in groups of three representing the event that inspired the music.

 

The Nashville Sessions came from our trips to the Music Capital of the World when the project was yet unnamed.

 

The ATX Sessions embrace the “Keep it Weird” mantra that is quintessential to Austin and SXSW.

 

We are currently releasing the songs on the Roo Sessions.

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Tell us how to refine a demo to a mastered song.

We often revisit a song a few times before we feel happy with it. My Heart, for instance, was started as a demo about two years before the final recordings were made.

 

It just takes a lot of constructive criticism and self-criticism, as well as the ability to step away from your original concept to see how it can be improved.

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Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.

There’s no one way that we approach creating a song. Sometimes it begins with a lyrical idea, a sax riff, a beat, and sometimes it starts with a guitar/vocal goofing around.

 

My favourite is when I hear the complete song in my head all at once, ready to go.

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Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.

Our songs most often represent moments in time that we have shared or witnessed together over the years. Themes of love, loss, triumph, and relationships of all kinds make their appearances amongst our songs.

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Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.

The overall favourite so far has to be My Heart, but the technical expertise that has gone into songs like Paper Cup, We’re Just the Same, and Dead to Rights makes them personal favourites in our repertoire.

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Describe your music process.

We like to play with a song back and forth until it feels right to us.

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Tell us how you are handling the promotion of your music.

We are currently using a Dirk Gently method, chasing down leads and opportunities as they cross our path. We are a big fan of hard copy flyers and handbills. In a digital age, it can be a way to stand out.

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Tell us your future goals and how you aim to accomplish.

Our future goals include reaching new audiences and building relationships with them.

 

Two key components will be filming lots of video content and building a network of people passionate about what we are doing — from tastemakers to diehard fans that share our music with their friends.

 

Regional touring is being lined up this year, and national is on the horizon.

 

There is a delicate balance between using shows to find new audiences and creating demand in a region for your music.

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Tell us what you think has changed in the music industry.

A lot has changed in the music industry over the past decade and a half, and it keeps you on your toes!

 

The rise and fall of Myspace, mp3.com and other music-centric websites resulted in the loss of fan outreach.

 

The rise of Bandcamp, Kickstarter, and other crowdfunding based sites allowed for much greater control in the music industry…

 

It’s amazing to watch how the industry evolves to keep up with the changing landscape of technology.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

I would say getting attached to the original structure of the song and not realizing that breaking it all back apart and reassembling it is going to serve the song best.

 

Sometimes even building a whole new song around just a piece of a dysfunctional work in progress is the best course of action.

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Tell us how to boost performance.

Drink two 5 hour energy drinks! – No don’t do that; it’s bad for your health.

 

Honestly, we create best when we have new experiences and balance in our lives.

 

Going to festivals or new cities and adventure always provides new energy while eating well, working out, and snuggles help, as we create best when we are happy.

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Explain the structure of the song.

The arrangement of this song is just what felt natural while it was being written.

 

Although the drums and instruments, as well as the rhythms, changed throughout the writing process, the structure was always there…Intro, verse 1, chorus, bridge, verse 2, double chorus and outro.

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Discuss how the instruments come together for a song.

It all started with the drums in My Heart. When things started to really take shape, however, is when we brought in the synth line and combined it with the saxophone playing a fifth above it. The disco-inspired guitar licks just made sense with the upbeat dancey feel, but the content of the lyrics themselves called for a melancholy sound in the vocals that just adds to the overall unique tone of the song.

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State your musical skills.

Chris has played music since the age of six, starting with the violin, and going on to play the French horn, guitar, bass, keyboards, as well as becoming proficient with programming electronica and hip hop inspired drum lines.

 

Veronica fell in love with the bari sax as a very young child however did not have one of her own until she was 14. She has played other woodwinds, as well as the occasional synth.

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Tell if you consider acting in a movie.

Oh, that’d be fun! Really, I’d rather perform as a voice actor, though…

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Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.

As we have a home studio, this can be trying with outside noise, and sometimes it’s just taking a break while the neighbour mows their lawn.

 

We have invested in isolation shields for microphones and pop filters, and software in DAWs are great, but we prefer to start with as clean of a signal as possible.

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List the name of artists you cherish most.

Beck is one of our all-time favourite artists, and we would love to work with him in any capacity. Madonna has been an inspiration with how she has been able to adapt over the years. And a slew of video game composers shaped Chris’s songwriting to include elements from classical music theory.

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Tell us how you get inspiration.

Inspiration is found everywhere. We find it in moments in our lives and others, as well as in the art that inspires us to create.

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Elaborate on the song.

This song is pretty plainly about that moment where you decide you’re done trying to retain a relationship with someone. This isn’t alluding to any particular moment, but more written around dealing with this situation many times over one’s life.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

Monsterboy is a name that comes from many places, including Chris’ love for giant monster movies as a kid, as well as the dichotomy between the inner child and the shadow of one’s persona.

 

‘My Heart’ appears in our collection of songs titled ‘The Nashville Sessions’ and was inspired by the acceptance we felt as artists in the Nashville music scene.

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Share your press release and review with us.

We are a husband and wife, indie pop duo, based in Little Rock, Arkansas. I play bari saxophone and Chris Long, my husband composes and plays guitar and vocals.

 

We have a collection of stories from this crazy fun ride that has led us to where we are now in music – Finding ourselves in such strange places including one with a Grammy being used as a paperweight.

 

This ‘Nashville Sessions’ is our first collection of songs, written around our visits to network in the magical town. Anything can happen in Nashville; we met amazing talent every night, venues around every corner.  We noticed that not just artists, but also audiences thrive on original great music. It was inspiring, to say the least, these three songs are about how Nashville changed us.

 

The first song My Heart, released on Sept 20th, 2018, kicked off our pledge to release a new song every 3 weeks for a year.

 

Our current collection of songs being released is the Roo Sessions and it reflects our experiences at Bonnaroo, where Monsterboy started.

 

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