уторак, 21. децембар 2010.

THE PROBLEMS

THE PROBLEMS ( USA )

Info / Press 2010









One spin of New York based band The Problems, forthcoming album, " POwder Blue Bone", and the listener will hear and feel a rich and engaging blend of roots rock, pop, country, alternative and even a splash of punk. That's the way lead singer and songwriter Frank Caiafa likes it. " We hate being pigenonholed into one category", Caiafa explains. "Becouse of this band's ability to play whatever the songs demand, the songs take on a life of their own.".
The dynamic fueled the creative process behind " Powder Blue Bone", The Problems second full-length independent release following the success, of their self titled debut in 2001. But whereas the first was written and recorded in a short span of time, " Powder Blue Bone" was a project three years in the making, with all sorts of twists and turns along the way. " My original concept was for more of a rock' record bringing in friends and musicians that would help in that direction", Caifa recalls. A serendipitous meeting with Eddy Goldberg and Kate Kilbane, however conviced Caiafa to reconsider his plans. " It become apperent quite quickly that those songs and that concept just weren' t in the cards", he says, " so I would up scrapping or rearranging almost an album's worth of material to then fit into a more rootsy arena.".
With Kilbane ( bass ) and Goldberg ( banjo, harmonica, keys, accordion and vocals ), joining Caiafa ( guitar, vocals ) and fellow founding member Barbara Corless ( drums, vocals ), The Problems began writing and recording the 14 songs that would ultimately make up the Powder Blue Bone track list. Welcoming two new  members into the fold presented a unique set of challenges, but it also allowed the band to experiment with everything from instrumentation and production to songwriting. The Problems also were joined in the studio by vocalist Charlene McPherson ( from the NYC band Spanking Charlene ) and guitarist Rich Hinman ( from the NYC band Madison Square Gardeners ), but as Caiafa explains, Corless helps bring it all together behind the drums.
The release of " Powder Blue Bone" has been a long time coming for The Problems, on the heels of all sorts of official acclaim and exposure for their first CD. Bilboard magazine awarded " This Town" an Honorable Mention in the Rock/Alternative rock category of their 2004 " World Song Contest". In 2006, NBC" s Today  show prominently featured the song " The Lottery" in a segment, and in 2007, " GarageBand.com" choose " This Town" as their Americana " Track of the Day" while the Ultimate Band List  ( ubl.com ) selected The Problems as a featured artist later that yrear. Additionally, Caiafa and The Problems have dipped their toes into the film world, scoring songs in the award - winning independent, " The Dying Light", as well as renowned artist Lonnie Hanzon's documentary " Working The Magic". Caiafa and Kilbane then collaborated on " Schoolyard Steps" for the short film, " The Truth Of Fiction" ( Winner! Best Short NY International Independent Film & Video Festival ), in which Caiafa also makes a quick cameo appearance.
While The Problems have enjoyed writing songs for movie soundtracks, they are molst excited about " Powder Blue Bone". " Everyone involved" with the album was in it for the greater cause and not just " doing their job", Caiafa says." Whether it was scheduling their time or making financial concessions, everyone from the studio owners, engineers and the musicians all went above and beyond. I felt a good kind of pressure to make sure this album wound up meeting or exceeding everyone's good intentions and efforts."

C / o : www.theproblems.com
www.myspace.com/theproblemsny



NOISE CONTROL

NOISE CONTROL ( Canada )
 

Info / Press 2010.










Reggie Hache has been a bass player/singer for 25 years. During that time he has played in various bands, explored a various styles of music., and has embraced various influences. These experiences have made him what he is today: a rock musician who is open to suggestion and uninterested in needless complication or dishonesty. Reggies is hoping to share Noise Control, his latest project, and " The Room At The End Of The Hell", his latest project, with a group of like minded music fans; people who are interested in cutting through the bullshit to see the world and his music for excatly what they are. His delivery is point blank, which is exactlyhowh he likes life to be.Reggie will always tell it like it is, and will play music until his body breaks down Feel free to join him.

C / o : www.noisecontrolmusic.com
www.youtube.com/noisecontrolproject


понедељак, 20. децембар 2010.

BRIAN KAHANEK - One True Thing

BRIAN KAHANEK
" One True Thing "
(Sidewinder Music Records) 2010.
CD - USA
Blues rock/rock/alt. country










Brian Kahanek is a guitar player and songwriter, raised in Ohio, and locate in L.A. During his entire carreare, he has released before actuelle one, a two albums - " Real Life" and " Suicide Kings", received many recomandations, and his work is recognize as a convinceble and sucessfull too.
" One True Thing" is a his third issue, released during the April this 2010 year. As a skillfull player, also engineer, and nothing less a certain  singer, he introduces a variety of guitar oriantation options, based mostly on blues / blues rock  level. His album also has a few alt. country includings, as same as some separate acoustic instrumental parts. In his own way Brian mixes 70's blues rock variants with modern views, and his songs are also fresh and modern. On his closing track " 63 Candles" he gave a special hommage to Hendrix legacy. " One True Thing"  is also CD with convinceble productional look, where all other technical options satisfies in best possible manner.

Rating : 8, 5 / 10
C / o : www.briankahanek.com


BARRY MYERS - 7th Avenue

BARRY MYERS
" 7th Avenue "
( Self - released ) 2010.
CD  - USA
Songwritings/contemporary adult rock/pop









Barry Myers is a singer/songwriter locate in Lake Mary, FL. A some months ago, he has released a " 7th Avenue" album with 9 tracks in. He was supported by several musicians and performers on his album, who took the important rola in complete songs realizations.I would mentioned two of them - a legendary guitarist Pat Travers and drummer and producer and also co-writer of two songs - Sean Shannon. Barry has offered a 9 pretty melodic and insightful songs, very listanable and eclectic at same time. Complete materials posses a pleasent atmosphere, and in some places his authors method reminds me on late Al Stewart legacy. Most of present songs are done in slower mid to mid-up tempo, and practically complete materials posses radio friendly  usings. Barry offers to potentional audience a really pleasent journey, and each of present songs deserves again listenings. " 7th Avenue" is absolutely recomandable product for all the followers of mentioned sort of music.

Rating : 8 , 5 / 10
C / o : www.barrymyersmusic.com

недеља, 19. децембар 2010.

WAVES - Crashing On Face

WAVES
" Crashing On Face "
( Self - released ) 2010.
CD - USA
Indie pop/ rock/alter









Out of Somerville/Brighton comes a band formed by key person, songwriter Ben Garrett. Waves are consists of five members, but also a several persons a group has included in its debut as a musicians. " Crashing On Face" is untipical product, where we can find a varieties of ideas, soundscapes, atmospheres, moods and emotionals. A songs posses a different approach, and judging by stylish options, there are a themes with west-coast style, a songs with dreamy pop pastiche, some alt. country reflections, as same as alt. reggae exdperimentations.
But album in general has sounded as a coherent part, and potential listener can enjoy in complete group's offering. " Crushing On Face" isn't a album for usual genre's freaks, but Garrett as a author has showed some potentials....

Rating : 7 ,5 / 10
C / o : www.myspace.com/wavescrashingonface


STILLLIFE - Requiem

STILLLIFE
" Requiem "
( Self - released ) 2010.
CD - USA
Heavy / progressive metal









Out of North Michigan comes a band Stilllife, fronted by brothers Charbonneau - Eric  singer and guitarist, and Jeremy - drummer. Firstly they started as a Metallica and Maiden cover act, and later on they have putted own materials in repertoairre. During the September this 2010 year, with own forces they have released a dubut, entitled " Requiem". This is a sort of conceptual heavy/progressive album,  influental by the 80's and 90's traces.
Most of present songs are longer, and done in mid to mid up tempo, with many instrumental and atmospheric parts. A members from band didn't tries to show so call technical performings tricks or details, and more efforts they offered in arrangments duties. " Requiem" are consists of mainly equalizing materials, without presents of modern production, but with some evidental and interesting authors ideas.

Rating : 7, 5 / 10
C / o : www.myspace.com/stilllifehome

четвртак, 16. децембар 2010.

DON RAY BAND - Lonesome Rider

DON RAY BAND - Lonesome Rider
   
DON RAY BAND
" Lonesome Rider "
( Margdon Records ) 2010.
CD - USA
Rockin' blues/southern rock







Don Ray and his band are newer attraction on USA market, whose musical interesting spheres touches southern rock as a genre. Don is a singer/songwriter/percussionist, and he quickly established his carreare, firstly with well received debut " On Top Of The Heap " from 2009 year.
" Lonesome Rider" actuelle one, is his second offering, where we can find  a 12 well-done, performed and produced   songs. Maniristically, Don Ray Band accepts elements of 70's rockin' blues and traditional southern rock, but in the other hand psychologically, their approach deeply touches standards of our time. A songs are relatively short, group didn' t fail in technical performing " competitions", and melodicity is also their strong adut. Without a classic hittish tune, but with convinceble and equalizing materials, their album is more than recomandable issue for the mentioned genre's followers.

Rating : 8 , 5 / 10
C / o :   www.donrayband.com
www.myspace.com/donrayband

среда, 08. децембар 2010.

THE COMMANDER - IN - CHIEF - Battle For The Mind

THE COMMANDER - IN - CHIEF - Battle For The Mind
" Battle For The Mind "
( Self - released ) 2010.
EP CD - USA
Rock/metal/hard rock/melodic hard rock











The Commander - In - Chief are newer act based in Los Angeles, fronted by female singer/songwriter/guitarist with the same name ( not sure what her real name could be ). With her male assistents, she has released an actuelle EP, with 6 tracks in, entitled " Battle For The Mind", and she receives for mentioned EP  mainly a positive reactions from worldwide press. With 5 authors songs and 1 cover ( pretty interesting and unique version of Black Sabbath classic " Paranoid"  ) she introduced herself as a original ortist with interesting musical views. The Commander- In - Chief plays sort of rock/metal with modern approach, metalic soundscapes includings, and presents of melodic vocalizations as well. Even of evidental influental traces from 90's and less 80's period ( some comparabilities with Doro and Pat Benatar comes to mind ), the band is judging by releasing ideas, deeply in 2000's. A production of Eric Greedy also communicate with standards of our time, and generally " Battle For Mind" as a EP offers a more interesting challenges.

Rating : 8 , 5 / 10
C / o : www.thecommanderinchief.net
www.myspace.com/thecommanderinchief

понедељак, 29. новембар 2010.

DANGERED ACE - Gotengo

DANGERED ACE
" Gotengo "
( Self - released ) 2010.
CD - USA
Hard rock / rock / swing

             







Dangered Ace are newer act, formed by bass player  Paul Ranieri, with key intention, to create something new and enjoyable, and enough unique.
A band is based in NYC, their line-up are consists of refine and experienced musicians, a brilliant vocalist Chandler Mogel, and technically convinceble guitarist Jon Bivona and drummer Steve Fruda.  They have released a debut album, entitled " Gotengo" with 10 tracks in. Danger Ace has offered an interesting authors conception, and its music is some sort of hard rock/ rock melange, fullfield with swing and other dancable elements as well.
In the other hand, a members from band reflects an cohesive energy, its music posses impulsive fragments as same as melodic includings.
Yes, Dangered Ace has showed a many unique tricks, and originality is their middle name. I would add that one generally positive atmosphere dominates throughout its album materials, so in two words, satisfaction- guaranteed.

Rating : 8, 5 / 10
C / o : www.dangeredace.com

недеља, 28. новембар 2010.

WITCHCURSE

WITCHCURSE  ( GREECE )

Press / info  2010.











Witchcurse is an old school heavy metal band, hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece that got formed in October 2005 and definitely influenced by the NWOBHM style! The band was founded by vocalist/bassist POssesses with at that time a different line-up including Father Alex " The Witchfinder" on guitars and L-Drac on drums. A first release was out in 2005, simply called " Rehearsal 18/12/2005". The band was so promising that they opened for metal legends like Grim Reaper, raying Mantis, Attacker in several local shows! One year after, Witchcurse recruited a new guitarist with  Stinky ( Ex-Blackjack ) after Father Alex decided to quit for personal reasons. With this new line-up, Witchcurse shared the stage with classic & reknown metal bands like Leatherwolf, Manilla Road, and their name was getting bigger and bigger in their hometown & country!  They then recorded their first demo called " Heavy Metal Poison " that got very good responses from the underground medias - The curse of the witch was getting stronger & stronger! In June 2008, Witchcurse recruited a second guitarist, with the arrival of  Necro, who was playing with Nightskull. Now combining dual axe attack guitars, the perspectives were bigger and greater than ever.! At this time, the band ever played its first gig abroad, as headliner to the Irmandade Metalica Festival  in Portugal!
November 2008 saw Witchcurse opening for Tokyo Blade and a few weeks later, the band decided to part way with drummer L-Drac that got replaced by Paul  playing in Orion' s Void and Orcus. With this new line-up, they recorded the  " Demon's Warning"  cassete-EP, released on " Herege Warfare" production ( Portugal ) in May 2009.  That cassete was well-acclaimed by the underground press and made Witchcurse one of the most interested newcomers of the moment! Shortly after, in July 2009 the band released the 7' split EP called " Under The Spell" together with finnish maniacs Witchtiger on " Metal Warning" records from Finland. That 7' EP got got amazing responses from the medias and got quickly sold-out!!! These releases opened the road for record deal with " Inferno Records" ( France ), and " Heavy Forces Records" ( Germany ). In November 2009 the band released through " Heavy Forces" records the split LP called " Defenders Of The Past" with Witchunter from Italy and Witchcurse took part to the " Curse Of The Cobra Tour 2009", for three dates in Germany with metal maniacs Iron Kobra. No need to rest, The Witch was getting more & more excited and released in February 2010 its first official video-clip for the song " Curse The False" , that you know can find on the " Heavy Metal Poison", released on French label " Inferno" records,, Vinyl LP on German label " Heavy Forces" Records , and pro-cassete on Greek label " Dynamite" productions.

C / o : www.inferno-records.net
www.myspace.com/inferno-records
e-mail : inferno-records@hotmail.fr
www.myspace.com/witchcurse6669



CRUSHING BLOW

CRUSHING BLOW  ( France )

Info / press  2010.









Crushing Blow are a French five-piece metal band that started in 1997.The band's motivation was to create a refined style of heavy metal, evolving around 3 main principles : melodies, power and emotion. The band's first years were busy trying to complete a stable line-up and Crushing Blow recruited in 2000 singer Audrey and guitarist Ben and definitely made a big step forward in their guest for musical identity. After a long period of intense work, the band released in 2003 their first album entitled " Far Away", made of 10 songs on french record label "Brennusmusic", and also in South America on " Haunted Records" with a different front cover.
The band spent then most of the time playing live-gigs to promote the album and got good responses from various underground medias...
But new line-up changes happened and after a long period, the band finally found a new singer with Valerie, and a new drummer with Laurent. Time was up to write new material in order to release the follower to " Far Away".
Today, Crushing Blow are back with their second album entitled " Cease Fire" and made of 10 songs ( +  intro ) o " Inferno Records"! Recorded, mixed and mastered by guitarist Ben in 2009 at NV Studio", this album definitely transcends everything  doone by the band before!

C / o : www.inferno-records.net
www.myspace.com/inferno-records
e-mail : inferno-records@hotmail.fr
www.myspace.com/crushingblowmusic



VASTATOR ( Chile )

VASTATOR  ( Chile )
Info / press  2010.












Vastator is one of the most classic heavy metal bands emerging from Chile, they are back from the 80's, stronger than ever! The band was formed in 1986.
In 1987 they presented " Inconsciencia Assesina" their first album  with notorious thrash influences from Slayer, Dark Angel and Exodus. In 1989 Vastator presented " Maxina Entropia" their second album with the original Vastator style, mixing thrash and classic heavy metal. Their most direct influences were Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, Manowar and other legends of metal. " Maxima Entropia" was a sucess and Vastator was considered as one of the best metal bands from South America by specialized medias. It made Vastator recognized in many countries like Japan, Poland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and many others.After the Entropy tour  ( Argentina, Peru and Chile ), Vastator dissapeared in 1989, and their members started solo projects with limited success ( Bustamante's Rainbow, Caos, Rob Diaz). After nine years of inactivity, Vastator returned in  1998 and edited a new album  " Guia Para Odiar a tu Projimo" which is a compilation from their previous albums and unreleased songs.
2001: The band made a new studio album " The Night Of San Juan", with very good critics and sales.
2004 Vastator released their first DVD called " El Metal Debe Continuar" containing live shows from 1987 to 2003 and many unreleased material, interviews and backstage. The band released a new album  in 2007 called " Hell Only Knows", that was first released in South America on " Paladin Records", ( and later on American Line Produc. ) before hitting the Old-World with its European release on " Inferno Records" in 2008. This album was supported with  two video clips " Hell Only Knows" and " Unbreakable" and got great reviews from most of the specialized Metal medias !
After a new line-up change and arrival of Felipe Hernandez on Guitars, Vastator spent most of the time playing live, composing new songs for the upcoming album that is now out on " Inferno Records" again!

C / o : www.inferno-records.net
www.myspace.com/inferno-records
e-mail : inferno-records@hotmail.fr
www.vastator.cl
www.myspace.com/vastatoronline



SON OF THE SUN - The Happy Loss

SON OF THE SUN - The Happy Loss
" The Happy Loss"
( I Blame Yoko Music ) 2010.
CD
Indie rock/shoegaze - USA













Son Of The Sun band was formed by two members - Joseph Stocker ( guitar, keyboards ) and Zak Ward ( lead vocals, guitar ) in early 2007 year.
Both persons lived in opposite sides of the country in those tmes, and as a result of swapping files, a group has released an EP in 2008 year, entitled " Before The After". Now, the situation is quite different, and during the June of this 2010 year, a five members of Son Of The Sun group has released an full-length with 10 tracks in, entitled " The Happy Loss". With simply driven arrangments, they offers a dreamy rock and pop songs, full of unexpecting vocal lines, as same as some 60's psychedelic additionals as well. Present songs also posses a different motorizations, and it's also clear that different atmospheres circulate throughout complete album materials. A several interesting authors views can be heard on their album, and recomandable track to my opinion could be a 6th one, called "Keys" ( Last Call ).

Rating : 7, 5 / 10
C / o : www.sonofthesunmusic.com
www.myspace.com/sonofthesunmusic




субота, 27. новембар 2010.

THE LONELY H - Concrete Class

THE LONELY H
" Concrete Class "
( Control Group / TCG ) 2009.
CD - USA
70's rock/classic rock











The Lonely H are Washington boys, and another band faithfull to 70's legacies. They discographically debuted with " Kick Upstairs" from 2006 year, followed by " Hair" from 2007 year. " Concrete Class" is an actuelle full-length with 12 tracks in from previous 2009 year, and band introduces themselves with   70's rock/classic rock  variants nearer to late Bob Seger, Eagles, Jackson Brown views, fullfieled with some Black Crowes performing options, added also with southern emotionals as well. Nothing new, but a group has offered some pleasent vocal harmonizations, a distant arrangments  and solid playings.

Rating : 7 / 10
C / o : www.myspace.com/thelonelyh



DISTORTED FATE - Haunting


DISTORTED FATE
" Haunting "
( Self - released ) 2010.
CD
Heavy/power metal - USA










USA underground metal act Distorted Fate started out in 2006 year. They released  firstly a home made demo, and some months ago actuelle full-length " Haunting" looked the light of day. Distorted Fate works as a quartet and its sound is combination of older and newer metal variants.
Basically, they are inspired by the 80's heavy and power metal tendencies, fullfield with some faster up playings and some screamo and even growl vocalizations presents as well. " Haunting" are consists of mainly equalizing materials, well-produced, but without so call hittish songs or fronted " recognizing" tune. I couldn' t compare' em with any of well-known acts, and more or less they have introduced as a act with open possibilities for future discographical challenges.

Rating : 7 / 10
C / o : www.distortedfate.com



уторак, 16. новембар 2010.

MOTEL DRIVE - Motel Drive

MOTEL  DRIVE
" Motel Drive "
( Self - released ) 2010.
CD - USA
Rockabilly/revival/rock









Motel Drive are another more than interesting unsigned act, whose music orientation leads to revival fields. They work as a quartet, and started out its carrare in 2008 year. Quickly established as a attractive concert act, firstly they are discographically debuted with " $5 Trick" album. A some month ago, a group's actuelle S/t CD, looked the light of day. Motel Drive recapitulates in its own way a 50's period and early rock and roll pastiche.
But they sounds as a fresh and modern act, under the mentioned genre's forms, and also  convinceble enough in its performing capabilities.
Their songs are melodic, repeatable, but band is equally convinceble in playing duties. There are 13 songs in its album, and 2 of them are recorded " live". Practically without weacker places, Motel Drive's album satisfies in every offering details. Check ' em out, and buy their album immediatelly.

Rating : 9 / 10
C / o : www.MotelDrive.com
www.myspace.com/moteldrive99



PETER DORAN - Sleepless Street

PETER DORAN
" Sleepless Street "
( Self - released ) 2010.
CD - IRELAND
Songwritings/acoustic/indie









Peter Doran is an Irish artist, continiously active several years in his homeland. He firstly started out his musical life as a guitarist, but later on after discovering Dylan's legacy and other similiar authors, he "transfered " his musical approaches to songwriting fields. He debuted with "Wood" album in 2006 year, and as a press informations confirms, that was a  different album than actuelle , entitled " Sleepless Street" from this 2010 year. 
"Sleepless Street " is a 12 track album, full of unpretencious vocal lines, insightful and emotional lyrics, and fine instrumental arrangments.
 Most of songs were done in mid, to mid-up tempo, and something taken  from 70's pastiche is evident in Doran's musical approach. Even that he mentioned Nick Drake as a one of comparabile artist, I have noticed also some similiarities with late Gilbert O' Sullivan works.Even of that, Doran has introduced himself as a original composer with clear attitude. A fnal, closing " epic" track " Sleepless Night" could be to my opinion a recomandable one, for often and again listenings.

Rating : 7, 5 / 10
C / o : www.peterdoran.com
www.myspace.com/peterdoran




недеља, 14. новембар 2010.

ONE HAND FREE - Quadraphomic

ONE HAND FREE
" Quadraphomic "
( Thundertrauzer ) 2008.
CD - USA
Rock/jam rock/blues rock/southern rock










Barrington, NH quartet One Hand Free are group whose orientatiom also communicate with 70's rock/jam and southern rock pastiche. After realization of its s/t debut from 2004 year, and 4 years of discographical hibernation, they releases a second album " Quadraphonic" for " Thundertrauzer" label.   
All od 8 present tracks are done in mentioned 70's, southern /jam rock approach, but all things band did with taste and refine standards, without usual retro touches.
         
Rating : 8, 5 / 10
C / o : www.onehandfree.com




среда, 10. новембар 2010.

DISTORTED FATE ( USA )

DISTORTED FATE   ( USA )

Press / info

Distorted Fate started deep in California' s Antelope Valley in 2006. Drummer Brian banner and guitarist Bob Spears had played together for years in a speed metal band xalled Forewarned, and continued to jam together. Long - time friend Mike Weinberg had done some guest vocals for
Forewarned in the past, and when he came to the studio for the first time, the trio wrote 2 songs and realized they had something special.
Next, the long search for a bass player began. One day Brian brought along Aaron Cross, a bandmate from the Iron Maiden tribute Seventh Sun ( and drummer  for death metal band Epicedium ). Aaron wrote the bass lines for the 2 songs in a couple of hours. The earth shifted, forces aligned, and DF was born.
The band cuts its fangs at several shows in the L.A. area and released a homemade demo in 2008. They were focused on hitting the big time and realized they needed professionally produced tracks. Luckilly, DF hooked up with an amazing producer, Matt Gruber ( Queensryxhe, Scorpions ) and  their 10 song CD " Haunting " was completed in September 2010.




















C / o : www.distortedfate.com

BITCH QUEENS - Female Shotgun

BITCH QUEENS
" Female Shotgun "
( Lux Noise Records ) 2010.
CD - SWITZERLAND
Glam / punk' n ' roll

                








Out of Basel, Switzerland comes a Bitch Queens, a newer attractive act, whose orientation is faithfull to glam/ punk' n' roll / garage / rock options.
The are active some period, and  received a wider recognitions after realization of its  " High Strung" EP, from 2009 year. During the October  this 2010 year, they have released an actuelle full-length CD, entitled " Female Shotgun", also available in LP format with 1 additional bonus track.
Bitch Queens delivers a high-energy, a clear attitude, " dirty" and raw riffs and melodic vocalizations. They are equally nearer to 70's psychology, as same as to standards of  nowadays glam/garage acts . Their songs are acceptable, posses evidental listenable dimension, and band's performings also deserve a same respectation. " Female Shotgun" is a fine product, recomandable for older and newer glam' n roll followers.

Rating : 8, 5 / 10
C / o : www.bitchqueens.com
www.myspace.com/bitchqueens
www.luxnoise.com


уторак, 09. новембар 2010.

BITCH QUEENS ( Switzerland )

BITCH QUEENS  ( Switzerland )
Press / Info :
The Bitch Queen sound isn' t just 1-2-3-4 pun, besides the straight beats you'll find one or the other finesse. That's becouse their musical influences come from different genres.It's a street fight with Motorhead and the Backyard Babies, while next door the Dead Boys are drinking beer with The Datsuns.
In more than one hundred shows in Germany, Austria, France and of course Switzerland - for instance as support for Dollhouse ( SWE), Randy ( SWE ),
The Turbo AC's ( USA ), The Lombego Surfers ( CH ), The Thrashmonkeys ( GER ) and many others - the Bitch Queens have proven themselves to be one of the best live bands from Switzerland in their genre.
Since 2008 Kid Krystal ( Vox/Git ), Captain A. ( drums ), Diamond Dun ( Git ), and Marc Steele ( Bass ) have been on the road in a new formation. After the EP " High Strong " ( October 2009 ) they are now presenting their first longplayer " Female Shotgun", produced by Deezl Imhof of Foolpark Studios.Eleven tracks on the point of peaking will blow anyone's mind - from your lousy kitchen speakers to your living room vinyl sound system...















C / o : www.bitchqueens.com
www.myspace.com/bitchqueens

CHRIS SCHUTZ + TOURISTS - Gemini

CHRIS SCHUTZ + TOURISTS
" Gemini "
( Rainbow Road ) 2009.
CD
Indie pop   - USA









Chris Schutz is a bandleader and songwriter from Philly, Pennsylvania. He had some  previous music experience before realization of his debut album, entitled " Gemini". His mentioned CD from previous 2009 year are consists of 11 tracks in, whose orientations avoid classical genre's definitions, even that Chris himself didn' t communicate with any of unknown crossover details. Some of his songs has a retro touch and 60's views, other enters to 80's indie pop or less indie  rock therithories. He posses a dynamic voice, and all of present songs has a strong melodicity.
On the other hand we can not find any leading theme or characteristic and recognizeble tune, but Chris mainly skillfully balancing through his authors world.
In some aspects he reminds me on latest George Harrison / Traveling Wilburys works, but only in some realizing arrangments fragments. A closing tune  " Jet Stream" could be a recomandable track from " Gemini" album.

Rating : 7 , 5 / 10
C / o : www.chrisschutz.com