The Inoculated Canaries - Sneakers

The Inoculated Canaries – Sneakers

 

The Inoculated Canaries - Sneakers

The Inoculated Canaries – Sneakers

 

Artist Name: The Inoculated Canaries

 

Song Title: Sneakers

 

Release Date: 4/26/2019

 

Genre: Rock

 

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Discuss how you find the sounds that fit your vocals.

I have always been a guitar player first and a vocalist second. When The Canaries were in their infancy, we actually had a couple of different singers.

 

I only started singing to avoid changing our entire set every time a singer left the band. I can’t say it’s a very specific process. We sort of write the songs and then I go home and practice singing them in my shower until they sound good.

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Tell us how you come up with ideas to create your lyrics.

Most of my lyrics are based on life experience; either with things that have happened directly to me or things that have happened to people close to me.

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Tell us how you ensure the music producer properly balances your vocals with the instruments.

That all comes down to the mix really. James is an audio engineer and he’s a real stickler for frequencies and all sorts of nerdy stuff like that.

 

For me personally, I just play and sing as hard and loud as I can and somehow that seems to work. It might seem like we’re professionals, but our production style is a very “seat of the pants.”

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Discuss the recording process.

For us, the most important thing is making sure that the recordings reflect our live set. We don’t use any digitized instruments, and we always track everything together live as a band. If there’s a more difficult way to do something, you can be certain we’re going to do it that way.

 

We’re the type of guys to stress about every single little detail within the music. When you’re asking people to take precious time out of their day to listen to your music, no note can be insignificant.

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State the best means of generating income in today’s music business.

It’s tough out there. I think in total we’ve probably made a total of about $4000 over a 7-year span of recording and touring (not including the tens of thousands in expenses). There’s not a lot of room in the middle, you either make a lot of money or you make no money at all.

 

Licensing deals are where all the money is. If you hear a song in a commercial on television, you can be sure someone’s making a decent chunk of change from it.

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State your favourite song and the reason

Hey Hey What Can I Do – Led Zeppelin, simply because I have yet to find a time in my life where I’m not in the mood to listen to that song.

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Tell us your opinion on the use of digital effects on vocals.

So, while I’m not generally a fan of anything digital, there are times when you are looking for a sound that you cannot physically recreate in the real world.

 

I think our view is this; computers should never replace musicianship, but they can allow artists to be creative in ways that weren’t possible in the past.

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Tell us the steps you take before going into the studio.

James usually eats a cheeseburger. I tend to chug a couple of bottles of water. Dylan brings a Sansamp, and Brian shows up late, so he doesn’t have to carry anything.

 

Michael Barrow & The Tourists

Michael Barrow & The Tourists

 

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Michael Barrow & The Tourists

 

Michael Barrow & The Tourists

 

Artist Name:  Michael Barrow & The Tourists

 

Song Title:  Something New

 

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Michael Barrow & The Tourists drop a new EP featuring male vocals with diverse instrumentation pleasing to the ears.

 

The band thrills with tuneful and well-written songs.

 

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Michael Barrow & The Tourists is a Provo, UT-based indie/rock band. Centered on the expressive lyrics and rich vocals of Barrow, their music is an exciting blend of folk, vintage soul, and roots rock – a throwback sound for the dawn of a new decade.

 

The band has toured across the western United States, and fans have streamed their music well over a million times on Spotify.

 

Songs from their latest record, Something New, have received placements on Spotify Editorial playlists. Standout tracks include “Sweet Honey” and “Never Stop.”

 

The band comprises Michael Barrow (Vocals, Guitar), Mark Lanham (Electric Guitar), Alessandro Improta (Bass), Reed Perkins (Drums), and Zach Collier (Keys).

 

Boombox Poets – Mirror

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Boombox Poets – Mirror

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Artist Name: Boombox Poets

 

Song Title – Mirror

 

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Boombox Poets inspire with the narrative video of the song entitled ‘Mirror.’

 

‘Mirror’ is an amalgam of rock with hip-hop.

 

The dramatic video is stunning.

 

‘Mirror’ is outstanding and the lyrics are rich.

 

The audience will connect to the song.

 

The delivery of words is striking.

 

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Founded in 2010, by vocalists Mike Burch and Josh French, Boombox Poets was born out of the South End of Louisville, Kentucky. With the additions of Anthony Slack (guitar), Antonio Edward (bass), Animal Tom (drums, vocals) and Jake Buckley (keyboard), Boombox Poets combine lyrically-driven Hip Hop/Rap with heavy influences of Rock, Metal, Blues, and Funk.

 

Reminiscent of acts like Linkin Park, Rage Against The Machine, and The Beastie Boys, Boombox Poets brings forth an assault of musical energy that is aggressive and creative.

 

Following the success of the 2016 self-titled EP “Boombox Poets,” and the hit single/video “Mirror,” Boombox Poets is ready to take on the world.

 

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Revengine – Eol

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Revengine – Eol

Revengine – Eol

 

Artist Name – Revengine

 

Song Title – Eol

 

Genre – Rock

 

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From their music’s most beautiful emotion to their roughest, Revengine can scratch your guts out.

 

Revengine saw the light of day in early 2007. Hailing from Lapua Finland, this Alice In Chains/Therapy?/Faith No More-influenced heavy grunge group has received abundant praise with their releases.

 

What is special about Revengine is that with the multi-sounds of the band (guitarist and vocalist Antti Jokiranta/bassist Juha Järvelä/ drummer Jouni Yli-Rantala/guitarist Mirko Honkanen); they can reach grunge-rockers and metal fans alike.

 

After releasing two EPs Revengine put out their debut album “Why Follow Road So Narrow” on 2014 in collaboration with producer Ari Laurila (known from Apulanta/Klamydia/ SubUrbanTribe). From that album, a multilayered music video “EOL” came out; which the audience well received because of the outstanding directing. On early 2018 the fresh and heavy pounding single ‘Lust’ came out from their upcoming album.

 

Revengine is a band at their best when seen live and one can feel their music for real. Today, an extensive touring history of more than a hundred shows has refined the band’s character even further.

 

The second single release entitled ‘Diminish’ from the upcoming album is out on August 16th.

 

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Gordon Thomson – Here I Go Again

Gordon Thomson – Here I Go Again

 

Gordon Thomson – Here I Go Again

Gordon Thomson – Here I Go Again

 

ARTIST NAME: Gordon Thomson

 

SONG TITLE: Here I Go Again

 

RELEASE DATE:  9th of July 2019

 

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Tell us your definition of being a talented artist.

Talent – persistence, dedication, the love of music and the belief in your own ability.

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Describe how you get involved in music.

I have been playing guitar and writing music since I was 10 years old and have never fallen out of love with its creation.

My first recording was a birthday present. One day in a recording studio and the excitement of recording has never left me!

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Tell us if you are a starter or an established artist at the moment.

I am not a starter but a long term developing musician and I never stop learning!

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Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.

The themes of my songs are mostly about relationships, reactions, to being part of or the consequences of them but when a subject sparks my imagination then I go with it.

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Tell us your opinion on old music and new music in terms of preference.

Inspiring music is what excites me and taking ideas from all forms.

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State your greatest performance.

My greatest performance was in a church hall in my home town and one of my very first gigs of my first album. I had the whole audience in the palm of my hand and at the end everyone just got up and sang along with the title track of the album and it was incredible!

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Tell us the greatest mistake to avoid while recording a song.

The biggest mistake when recording is to know when to stop! Less is usually more like any artist; one of the greatest talents is to know when to put down your brush etc. and say that’s ENOUGH!

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Tell us your definition of a hit song.

Hit song – short and sweet with recognisable empathy and something universal to lock onto instantly.

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Tell us what you know about your fans.

My fans are diverse fickle but loyal if you recognise their worth. I love the fact I have any at all and I appreciate every single one of them and I only wish I could thank everyone personally

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Describe your mood during recording or performance.

When recording I have my creative head on but I am always open to instant ideas and to try and bring out the very best in myself and very conscious of the help I can get from people around me.

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Discuss your songwriting.

Songwriting for me is to create and destroy, build and breakdown, play over and over and change what doesn’t work to that which does tweak, tailor, mould, clarify and perfect then say that is ENOUGH.

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Discuss your recording process.

Recording is a world of my own complete control and an instinct as to what works…

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Discuss how you experiment with different sounds.

I tend not to be out of control with sounds when recording but I am continually seeking the sound I have perfected in my head and never quite get; one day I will achieve nirvana but until then I will keep playing around with sound until I say ENOUGH.

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Elaborate on your artist name.

My name is Gordon Thomson and I would have loved to have created a better name for myself but it’s who I am.

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Elaborate on multi-genre music.

To me, multi-genre music is simply taking influences from other forms of music and adapting them to suit one. And to me, they have no bounds just as music has no bounds. Interpret it as you wish with what you wish with who you wish and in any combination. You have to wear blinkers not to be influenced as a musician by other forms and I prefer not to even pigeon hole my music but it always annoys me when asked what type of music is yours? Who do you sound like? Etc.

 

Listen and make your own mind up – like a painting; read into its landscape what you want and if you identify with it great, if you don’t, move on and listen to something else!

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Tell us how to develop a lyric to a full song.

My ideas come often out of the blue with just hearing a line of a song or a spoken word or even a mood brought on by a conversation or a thought.

 

My songs go through stages of rough drafts played over and worked on; especially the lyrics.

 

Most of my songs are dictated by the lyrics…and the simplest way to get over the message without too much effort.

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Tell us how you come up with a melody.

The melody fits the feeling I get when I read my lyrics on the page or simply sometimes doodling with an acoustic guitar.

 

In my opinion a good song should be a journey as long as it says something to the listener that they can identify with and easily understand, but sometimes it can simply be a soundscape you can listen to as you look at a painting and take it in, absorb it and enjoy the way it makes you feel.

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Tell us how you impact your listeners with your songs.

The impact of my song generally is on an emotional level as the song’s lyrics often take you on a journey sometimes with a story that has meaning sometimes profound but often just good narrative…

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Tell us how you relate with producers and music directors.

I direct and produce my own music and I am happy to do so but I often collaborate with people I respect when recording my music as they often influence the way in which some songs will go…

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Tell us what you will change in your music.

I change all the time. I develop, create and am moved by my desire to get better and be satisfied.

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Tell us what is special about this release.

This is my latest album and it is my best work simply because it has been the most fulfilling and satisfying.

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Tell us your best means of expression.

My music is my creative outlet and that’s what I simply want to carry on doing. I want to put aside the dogma of disappointment, the agony of inadequacy and the frustration of what the creative endeavour unfolds.

 

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Brandon Perry - The Austin Connection

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Brandon Perry - The Austin Connection

Brandon Perry – The Austin Connection

 

ARTIST NAME: Brandon Perry + Monte Pittman

 

SONG TITLE: The Austin Connection

 

ALBUM TITLE: Night and Data

 

RELEASE DATE: March 31, 2019

 

GENRE: Alternative

 

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Discuss how you develop your melody.

Growing up in Texas, I listened to a lot of Spanish music and love the minor keys.

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

I love Days of the New, an alternative band from the 90s.

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Discuss how you build your song.

I record a riff, solo over it until I find something I want to record.

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Tell us how you ensure your music inspires others.

I don’t. If it happens, it happens.

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Discuss the relevance of promotion to the music business.

If people don’t know it’s there, they won’t listen to it because it will be difficult to discover it, so promotion is very important.

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Tell us what you will do apart from music.

I will help others to record their music.

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List the names of the instruments you can play.

I can play guitar, bass, and drums.

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Tell us if you have any music background.

I was in a band in school and self-taught guitar since 13.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist on entering the music chart.

Perfect is the enemy of done.

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State your future goals.

My future goal is to record people more than I record myself.

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Share your recording experience with us.

My studio is in Austin and is great with professional equipment.

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Tell us the most difficult part of the recording.

Not focusing on engineering when you should be artistic.

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Discuss the greatest mistake you have ever made in your music career.

Nothing so far!

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Discuss the relevance of music.

Politics will end the world and music will save it.

 

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Aaron Kusterer – One Shade Away

Aaron Kusterer – One Shade Away

 

Aaron Kusterer – One Shade Away

Aaron Kusterer – One Shade Away

 

ARTIST NAME: Aaron Kusterer

 

SONG TITLE: One Shade Away

 

RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2019

 

GENRE: Rock/Pop

 

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Guitarist/vocalist Aaron Kusterer has worked with Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Latin Grammy winner Juanes, classic rocker Eddie Money, and others. His latest single is entitled “One Shade Away.”

 

The jubilant and funky track spotlights Kusterer’s high-energy songwriting and guitar playing; an approach forged by the massive songbook he performed as a former musical director of the U.S. Air Force Band.

 

“One Shade Away” features Chad Clark on drums and Natasha Remi on background vocals, and was self-produced, engineered, and mixed in Kusterer’s personal studio.

 

“I’ve always loved bands that had big vocals, sing-along choruses, and heavy guitars, and with everything packing a massive punch,” says Kusterer. “‘One Shade Away’ is a peek into these musical elements that inspired me when I was growing up, and I wanted to take a shot at bringing them together in my own way.”

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

Refining a demo is something that I think probably changes over time depending on where someone is at in their musical journey.

 

As far as how is concerned, I believe that paying attention to what a song needs and deserves is crucial.

 

Once you start giving a song what it is asking for, then the picture of the final product becomes more and more clear.

 

The key is to know what to give it and that involves stepping in and out of the artist shoes to try to see it for what it is.

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Discuss the processing involved in creating a song.

For me, inspiration can be drawn from anything, anywhere. Once I have an idea, I try to run with it as far as I can in a particular moment.

 

Often, new ideas for the song will start to pop out once I’ve gotten that initial thought written down or recorded.

 

Sometimes it starts with just a melody and other times it’s a cool chord progression or lyric. This process often involves the piano as that was my first instrument prior to playing the guitar.

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Elaborate on the themes of most of your songs.

My themes vary pretty widely. Often though, I tend to lean towards being more cynical and speak a little more pointed than the average pop song. Much of this is because I prefer to get into emotions and topics that aren’t covered as often.

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Tell us your greatest musical works up to date.

Honestly, I recently scored a short film and it sits right in the big orchestral vein and I’m pretty happy with how it came out.

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

At the moment, I’m working through social media greatly along with several placement entities.

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

I really enjoy working for other artists actually. Working as a guitarist/singer backing up the primary artist is truly where my heart is at so my goal would be doing that full time. At the moment, I move between doing that, producing, teaching, writing, and audio engineering.

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

I think the focus on real-world talent has shifted. I think that the focus is more on what can be packaged as opposed to having someone who is truly a professional at their craft. A wonderful example is Lady Gaga, she is absolutely the professional’s professional. Personal decisions aside, I don’t think the industry was able to contain her. The business model is very set on what can be packaged and they tried for a while with her but you can’t just keep containing that level of ability because at some point it becomes a hindrance to the artist.

 

Just look at what she has accomplished without the standard industry model . . . the Tony Bennett performances and recordings, the duet with Sting (King of Pain live), amongst many other successes. You don’t get to work with Sting unless you’re legitimately good. That is another level of ability that few attain regardless of where they sit on the Billboard charts. This is purely my opinion of course.

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Tell the greatest mistake to avoid while making a song.

Putting barriers up as to what you want/don’t want to do. That will limit creativity every time.

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Tell us how you boost your performance.

Through continuous self-examination and process improvement – If you run across something that needs to be improved, then work to improve it!

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Explain the structure of the song.

‘One Shade Away’ adheres to a fairly standard song form: intro, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, solo, chorus out.

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Discuss how the instruments come together for a song.

For this recent song, One Shade Away, the guitars drive it tremendously. I’m a huge fan of funky guitar and because of the groove I chose for this song, I thought it would be good to go with it.

 

In a more general sense, instrumentation and arrangement are huge when it comes to songwriting and can truly make or break a song. I think the key is making sure that each part has a purpose.

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State your musical skills.

Guitar, singing, and piano.

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Tell if you consider acting in a movie.

No, probably not. That isn’t really something I have much interest in.

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Tell us how you eliminate noise in your recordings.

By trying to get as clean of a recording during the capture phase to avoid having to deal with noise at all in the mix phase.

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List the name of artists you cherish most.

Toto, Dann Huff, Brent Mason, Brad Paisley, Winger, Chaka Khan…

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Tell us how you get inspiration.

From anywhere and anything.

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Elaborate on the song.

The song takes on a slightly different meaning between verses. Verse one involves trying to get ahead in the music industry (or life for that matter) and just feeling like you’re never quite good enough.

 

Verse two refers to working hard to fit in and get in with the “cool kids” but dealing with the fact that it can be incredibly fragile and can all fall away in an instant. The chorus ties these two concepts together by saying that life is a balancing act regardless of where you are and what you’re doing. We are all always just one shade away from something. Either from something we want or losing something we have.

 

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Fall Into Place – Street of War

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Fall Into Place – Street of War

Fall Into Place – Street of War

 

ARTIST NAME: Fall Into Place

SONG TITLE: Streets of War/Isolate

 

ALBUM TITLE: Embrace The Chaos

 

RELEASE DATE: June 21st, 2019

 

GENRE: Rock/Hard Rock

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Discuss your recording experience with your producer.

Probably the best experience we’ve had as a band. When it comes down to details and knowledge of sound and music he was very helpful. He helped open our eyes to new ideas.

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Discuss what comes first and last while creating a song.

I think it’s a feeling thing. We have written songs in so many different ways, and some of the most liked songs have been written in an hour.

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Tell us the piece of advice you will give to a new artist.

Our piece of advice would be to write the way you feel. Lots of people in the world experience the same problems in life, so when you express that in a song people can relate and you capture the listener… and enjoy what you do always!

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Discuss your worse experience in the music business.

Playing at the wrong venue! When you play at a small town country bar and your music is hard rock… people tend to yell “turn down the suck”. Then the fight is on.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Rejection is part of the music world. Even the biggest names in music history have been rejected and they have climbed to the top. Not everyone is going to like your music; it is just reality so truly understanding that helps to see past the negative feeling. Just because one radio station doesn’t like you, doesn’t mean the others won’t. Keep your head up people!

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Tell us what you are doing to impact the people around you.

We play the music that our fans want to hear. We fundraise for the volunteers of our community. And we interact with people expressing our gratitude and love for their support.

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Tell us the music that makes you happy.

As the lead singer of FIP, all music influences me in some way. I listen to everything from symphonic music to hard rock to rap. What makes me truly happy is to see the heart that someone or a band has put into a piece of art they have created. You just can’t ignore the true passion.

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Tell us how you make instrumentation to your song.

We are a 3 piece band, so to be creative and write music to sound like a 4 or 5 piece is harder than people think. When we write the instrument side of things, we try to bounce between the bass taking the lead or the guitarist taking the lead. Make the drums as full as we can and mix the two guitars to carry one or the other. The vocals are also used as an instrument… we believe in creating layers, recording or live.

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Tell us how you feel when you sing and your fans sing along to your song.

Well, we truly think as original artists, this is what we live for. When this happened for the first time it almost made me stop singing in that current moment. You feel like you have achieved what you set out to do, and that is to truly connect with people.

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Tell us the goals you aim to achieve when creating a song.

To get your message out and to have people relate. The goal is to capture the listener… and to get on the radio.

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Tell us your approach to songwriting.

Our approach to songwriting is to naturally let the process flow. It seems if you try to force something, it will never truly come out the right way.

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Tell us how you plan to develop a unique music style.

We are all inspired by our favourite artists, but because of our true love for all genres, we think the different styles give us a creative and unique sound.

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Tell us how to record a song.

Multi-tracking – Lay out your ghost tracks with the drums…lay out your guitars, then bass, then your vocals.  Very basic we know but the key to perfection is to not sound too perfect. Be creative and make layers to fill the song and to force the brain to think about what it’s listening to.

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Tell us if you are collaborating with other songwriters or you write alone.

We write as a single band… sometimes we write as individuals and bring our own songs to the table, but we make sure to involve everyone’s style so all parties enjoy what they’re playing.

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Discuss your experience with fans.

Well, I’m going to be honest here and say in the past there have been some mixed feelings. Some people pose as fans but really do not want to see you succeed (I guess then they wouldn’t be your fans).  The rest of the people that follow us and support us are amazing and we could never do this without them. Cliché I know – It very true. Thank you to all our fans!

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State your experience with booking gigs and shows.

It’s hard to get your name out and to be taken seriously. Lots of places will not even listen to your music or book you for a show if you’re not under a label, but be dedicated. Playing bars is hard to get your originals out because they hired you to play cover songs, and very unbelievable… but we do it anyway!

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Tell us if you consider a song placement in TV or Film.

We might have our songs in an upcoming film called Thunderstruck 18. Hopefully, it all works out but yes we definitely would love our music to be involved in TV or Film.

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Elaborate on the song.

It’s all about not letting any generation get pushed around, controlled or put in their place. We all have a voice; we just need to use them in the right way.

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

Our name came from each of our experiences in music and life. How the world seems to bring things together and put them into play. How the past worked out and how everything just falls into place.

 

The album name is a mix of what every song means. It touches base on the chaos of what we deal with physically and mentally as humanity. Everything is a learning experience (good or bad) so just embrace it, and learn from it.

 

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Grayscale - In Violet

Grayscale – In Violet

 

Grayscale - In Violet

Grayscale – In Violet

 

Grayscale – In Violet

 

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Grayscale will release their new album ‘Nella Vita’ via Fearless Records on 06 September 2019.

 

‘In Violet’ is a new single from the expected new album.

 

The song underscores what could be a morbid theme with lush keys, a sweeping riff, a horn section, and a life-affirming hook, “Bury me in violet… leave this wonderful place.” Vocalist Collin Walsh continues “When I die, I want people to celebrate my life and enjoy each other’s togetherness, rather than mourn my death in a miserable way. I’ve dealt with a lot of loss and long episodes of grief the past couple years, and it made me realize how much it can wear on you. When I go, I want everyone to celebrate, sing, laugh, and dress in violet.”

 

Under the heavy influence of everything from 90s rock to funk, and a rotation of modern hip-hop and R&B, Grayscale dove headfirst into writing ‘Nella Vita’ and at the top of 2019, the guys traded their hometown of Philadelphia for Austin, TX, holing up in the Machine Shop alongside producer MACHINE (Lamb of God, As It Is, Armor For Sleep, Four Year Strong).

 

The resulting collection of songs is one that sees the band chronicling life, its many facets, and its many complications, as they themselves have experienced.

 

‘In Violet’ follows the bittersweet first single from the album – ‘Painkiller Weather’ – a story about being in love with someone who cannot free themselves from their vice.

 

Throughout ‘Nella Vita’, the quintet explore themes of sex, drugs, death, despair, and everything that embodies life, through a lens that, though far from rose-tinted, finds a lot of positivity in surviving the darkest of experiences.

 

The title of the album itself – ‘Nella Vita’ – and its twelve songs are a veritable journey that’s both pensive and cathartic.

 

Grayscale manage to bring out the light in the dark and much of the album taps a pop-sensibility that will have you singing along and empathizing with the lyrics in no time.

“It’s really personal,” explains Walsh, when speaking about ‘Nella Vita.’ “The music provokes a lot of visuals because it’s very conversational, real, and romantic. I suppose that’s just how I write. The songs capture the spectrum of emotions you experience in life and real experiences like love, sex, being a teenager, addiction, pain, joy, grief, death, and everything. Life isn’t just one thing; neither is music. We’re a rock band, but we want people to dance, laugh, cry, and have fun.”

 

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Primes - Nine Lives

Primes – Nine Lives

 

Primes - Nine Lives

Primes – Nine Lives

 

ARTIST NAME: Primes

 

SONG TITLE:  Nine Lives

 

RELEASE DATE: 21 June 2019

 

GENRE: Alternative Rock

 

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Primes are three-piece from Falkirk in Central Scotland, Ollie Kitchen (Lead Vocals/Bass), Sarah Monteith-Skelton (Guitar/Vocals) and Reece Ryan (Drums/Vocals).

 

The band is referred to have taken influential sounds from bands like Kings of Leon, Feeder, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro and Malory Knox.

 

Primes have a blend of unforgettable melodies, punchy chorus drops and the unique combination of three-way harmonies.

 

Primes have managed to secure their slot at massive festivals in 2019 such as Vibration Festival, ButeFest, Gig In The Goil and Party At the Palace this year, this gives Primes the opportunity to share a stage with inspiring musicians like Feeder, The Coral, Deacon Blue, Wet Wet Wet, KT Tunstall and The Charlatans.

 

Primes are releasing new music regularly with six consecutive single releases available now. A further three singles will be released throughout 2019.

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State your history.

We formed in November 2017 as Primes. We all have a background in music, Sarah was a successful solo artist and Ollie has been in a few successful bands. This is Reece’s first band but has been playing drums at a young age.

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Describe yourself as an artist.

Passionate, hardworking with a never give up attitude.

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Tell us the genre of your music.

Alternative Rock.

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Tell us the story behind your song.

‘Nine Lives’ is about making the same mistakes over and over, never learning from them. Eventually, you will run out of lives.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as a musician.

Our problems are usually financially. Being able to fund the band and maintaining the standards required to be successful can often be challenging.

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Discuss the recording and production of the song.

In the studio is where we feel the song comes together properly. You get to know the ins and outs of the track. This always gives you a good feel for the song and allows you to play about with ideas to see what works and doesn’t work.

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List the names of blogs, radio or television stations that have supported you so far.

Amazing Radio

 

BBC Introducing Scotland

 

Rock Sport Radio

 

The Sun Newspaper

 

The Falkirk Herald

 

Discovery Music Scotland

 

The Songbird Blog

 

Heard Not Herd

 

Music For The Misfits

 

Spotlight UK

 

Moshville

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Elaborate on your music career, experience, and future goals.

We have all been really involved in music from a young age and influenced by our families.

 

Sarah then went on to study music and started performing live shows since then.

 

Ollie has also been involved in music from a young age and been in a few bands previously.

 

This is Reece’s first band but has always been involved in music from school.

 

Our future goal is to be as successful as we can be.

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Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I think it’s honestly just who you are as a person. There is nothing more inspiring to me than composing our own music and being passionate about it.

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Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.

Once we have a hit song, I’ll let you know the secret…

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Tell the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Be nice to people. Believe in yourself.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

We usually just jam out a song, find a structure and practice the track. We record it on our phones in the practice room without vocals. We then write a melody to the music. Ollie writes lyrics to it with Sarah and Reece’s input.

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration.

Dave Grohl. The man is a legend.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

Music For The Misfits

 

The Songbird

 

Spotlight UK

 

Heard Not Herd

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would look after my family and friends. I would give some to charity. Then Primes would continue doing what we do….at a much higher level, I would imagine…

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.

Promotion is something we are trying to work really hard on. We started off from building a fan base in our hometown then ventured out into bigger Cities. It’s something that we continue to work on daily. We like to keep things fresh and always make sure we have content to keep posting on socials to maintain momentum and consistency. We release music regularly to keep things fresh and we just try to reach as many potential new fans as possible.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

I personally don’t find that challenging. If you learn to manage time efficiently and are organized you can fit everything in.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Primes – We just liked the positive meaning behind the word and felt that this is the aim of the band.

 

“The state or time of greatest vigour or success in a person’s life…

 

You are in the prime of life…”

 

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