VideoMusicStars http://videomusicstars.com Independent Music News Headlines Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:08:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Ultimate Elvis Presley Salute In Song with Hall Of Fame Band Members http://videomusicstars.com/the-ultimate-elvis-presley-salute-in-song-with-hall-of-fame-band-members/ http://videomusicstars.com/the-ultimate-elvis-presley-salute-in-song-with-hall-of-fame-band-members/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:08:04 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10253 donny-richmond-680

“The World Keeps Loving Elvis” Featuring Donny Richmond

The History Making Recording! The only time this many of Elvis Presley’s legendary original studio musicians were ever collected again, to back up any artist other than Elvis Presley himself - It has finally been released; a beautiful and melodious love song, the lyrics of “The World Keeps Loving Elvis”, are ingeniously constructed around subtle references to 25 of Elvis’ songs!

[caption id="attachment_15735" align="alignleft" width="400"]Donny Richmond and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist (for Elvis & others) James Burton Donny Richmond and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist (for Elvis & others) James Burton[/caption]

For the making of “The World Keeps Loving Elvis” Music Video (now on YouTube), Donny Richmond was also given access to Elvis Presley’s coat, some of his jewelry, and one of his Cadillac cars. It is said that this recording is “one for The Guinness Book of World Records!”

“The World Keeps Loving Elvis” was written by Donny Richmond and David Walker. Included on this recording are members of the various music Halls Of Fame, including The Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame, Country Music Hall Of Fame, Gospel Music Hall Of Fame, Rockabilly Hall Of Fame, etc.

Donny Richmond is a multiple award winning artist from the U.S. His music success has crossed all boundaries, reaching into genres including Pop, Country, Gospel, Rockabilly, etc. Donny’s music hits have charted at #1 in more than a dozen countries! His music videos and TV shows have aired on national TV networks in countries around the world. Awards received by Donny Richmond include Artist Of The Decade, 6 times Entertainer Of The Year, and The Living Legend Award.

2015 commemorates the year of Elvis Presley’s 80th Birthday, and the 60th Anniversary of Elvis’ first major recording success. August 2015 will mark 38 years since Elvis Presley’s untimely passing. And yet, his popularity and mass appeal around the world, to people all ages, unquestionably continues! It is certainly true to say, as this history making song proclaims; “The World Keeps Loving Elvis!

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donny-richmond-680

“The World Keeps Loving Elvis” Featuring Donny Richmond

The History Making Recording! The only time this many of Elvis Presley’s legendary original studio musicians were ever collected again, to back up any artist other than Elvis Presley himself - It has finally been released; a beautiful and melodious love song, the lyrics of “The World Keeps Loving Elvis”, are ingeniously constructed around subtle references to 25 of Elvis’ songs!

[caption id="attachment_15735" align="alignleft" width="400"]Donny Richmond and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist (for Elvis & others) James Burton Donny Richmond and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist (for Elvis & others) James Burton[/caption]

For the making of “The World Keeps Loving Elvis” Music Video (now on YouTube), Donny Richmond was also given access to Elvis Presley’s coat, some of his jewelry, and one of his Cadillac cars. It is said that this recording is “one for The Guinness Book of World Records!”

“The World Keeps Loving Elvis” was written by Donny Richmond and David Walker. Included on this recording are members of the various music Halls Of Fame, including The Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame, Country Music Hall Of Fame, Gospel Music Hall Of Fame, Rockabilly Hall Of Fame, etc.

Donny Richmond is a multiple award winning artist from the U.S. His music success has crossed all boundaries, reaching into genres including Pop, Country, Gospel, Rockabilly, etc. Donny’s music hits have charted at #1 in more than a dozen countries! His music videos and TV shows have aired on national TV networks in countries around the world. Awards received by Donny Richmond include Artist Of The Decade, 6 times Entertainer Of The Year, and The Living Legend Award.

2015 commemorates the year of Elvis Presley’s 80th Birthday, and the 60th Anniversary of Elvis’ first major recording success. August 2015 will mark 38 years since Elvis Presley’s untimely passing. And yet, his popularity and mass appeal around the world, to people all ages, unquestionably continues! It is certainly true to say, as this history making song proclaims; “The World Keeps Loving Elvis!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEYOUTUBE - ITUNES

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Seldom: “Damaged” – a mix of brutal hard rock and melodic tunes http://videomusicstars.com/seldom-damaged-a-mix-of-brutal-hard-rock-and-melodic-tunes/ http://videomusicstars.com/seldom-damaged-a-mix-of-brutal-hard-rock-and-melodic-tunes/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:10:10 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10249 seldom-680

Hailing from Houston, TX, Seldom is a driven and eclectic rock and roll band whose kaleidoscopic blend of sound is based on the contrast between the individual styles and inspirations of the musicians within the group: Mitch Atkinson, Matt Hernandez, Carlos Hidalgo, James Litchfield and Bryan Murillo.

Ever since the band’s inception in 2013, Seldom has been working really hard to secure a growing following. Their quickly rising reputation led to sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed acts the likes of Puddle Of Mudd, Lacuna Coil, POD, Drowning Pool or Saving Abel, as well as performing at major music events such as SXSW.

seldom-400bAfter successfully funding the production of a debut studio release via Kickstarter, Seldom released “Damaged”, their first full-length album, and performed extensively on a regional basis in support of the release. To keep it short, “Damaged” is simply brilliant. The album maintains masterful, driving energy while at the same time revealing lyrical depth and maturity in their song writing. The songs are all masterfully crafted, drawing on Seldom’s strengths; its powerful lyrics, overdriven amps, pounding drum tracks, screaming guitars and thundering vocals which literally tear the lyrics from the depths of their meaning.

Many of the songs on “Damaged” hit you like a train with fully powered riffs. But once Seldom turn up the volume the crunch is even more prominent, with Matt Hernandez and James Litchfield’s vicious, teething guitars a perfect back drop for Mitch Atkinson’s anguished, punishing vocals, while Carlos Hidalgo on bass provides a nice thick bottom to compliment Bryan Murillo’s nifty drum work.

“Awoke to Darkness” was meant for radio, but more so it's a blistering assault on the ears. Likewise, “Cancer” and the fierce and nasty “Plastic Idols” are both venomous yet catchy and downright crunchy. The title track is a melodious, rollicking affair, and the inclusion of “Wasting Away” and “Watch Me Fall” keeps the album's ear-candy intensity genuine. But most surprising is the swirling, brooding “Over & Over” with its dreamy acoustic guitar and strings intro.  However it’s the best track on the album -“Ozymandias”, which takes my breath away, as it possesses what I believe to be the best assets of Seldom...fierce, crunchy alterna-metal that will seep into your brain upon hearing it on the very first listen.

seldom-400The album itself is a standout, featuring a mix of brutal hard rock and melodic tunes. If you like your music heavy but also bands that are capable of slowing it down and still sounding great, you'll love this album. It almost seems unfair to review this album on its own since, to me, it clearly feels like the beginning of something bigger.

The band’s music design is ineffably solid, distinctive, powerful, and outstanding. And the things that makes Seldom so great, is their diversity in rhythm, melody and style - really impressive vocals, outstanding guitar and bass work, with incredible rhythm and percussion. Their full-length debut is extremely mature for a new band and the fact that they can put out something as highly charged as “Damaged” means that the next album from these guys will blow everyone away!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEYOUTUBEFACEBOOKTWITTER - INSTAGRAM

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Hailing from Houston, TX, Seldom is a driven and eclectic rock and roll band whose kaleidoscopic blend of sound is based on the contrast between the individual styles and inspirations of the musicians within the group: Mitch Atkinson, Matt Hernandez, Carlos Hidalgo, James Litchfield and Bryan Murillo.

Ever since the band’s inception in 2013, Seldom has been working really hard to secure a growing following. Their quickly rising reputation led to sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed acts the likes of Puddle Of Mudd, Lacuna Coil, POD, Drowning Pool or Saving Abel, as well as performing at major music events such as SXSW.

seldom-400bAfter successfully funding the production of a debut studio release via Kickstarter, Seldom released “Damaged”, their first full-length album, and performed extensively on a regional basis in support of the release. To keep it short, “Damaged” is simply brilliant. The album maintains masterful, driving energy while at the same time revealing lyrical depth and maturity in their song writing. The songs are all masterfully crafted, drawing on Seldom’s strengths; its powerful lyrics, overdriven amps, pounding drum tracks, screaming guitars and thundering vocals which literally tear the lyrics from the depths of their meaning.

Many of the songs on “Damaged” hit you like a train with fully powered riffs. But once Seldom turn up the volume the crunch is even more prominent, with Matt Hernandez and James Litchfield’s vicious, teething guitars a perfect back drop for Mitch Atkinson’s anguished, punishing vocals, while Carlos Hidalgo on bass provides a nice thick bottom to compliment Bryan Murillo’s nifty drum work.

“Awoke to Darkness” was meant for radio, but more so it's a blistering assault on the ears. Likewise, “Cancer” and the fierce and nasty “Plastic Idols” are both venomous yet catchy and downright crunchy. The title track is a melodious, rollicking affair, and the inclusion of “Wasting Away” and “Watch Me Fall” keeps the album's ear-candy intensity genuine. But most surprising is the swirling, brooding “Over & Over” with its dreamy acoustic guitar and strings intro.  However it’s the best track on the album -“Ozymandias”, which takes my breath away, as it possesses what I believe to be the best assets of Seldom...fierce, crunchy alterna-metal that will seep into your brain upon hearing it on the very first listen.

seldom-400The album itself is a standout, featuring a mix of brutal hard rock and melodic tunes. If you like your music heavy but also bands that are capable of slowing it down and still sounding great, you'll love this album. It almost seems unfair to review this album on its own since, to me, it clearly feels like the beginning of something bigger.

The band’s music design is ineffably solid, distinctive, powerful, and outstanding. And the things that makes Seldom so great, is their diversity in rhythm, melody and style - really impressive vocals, outstanding guitar and bass work, with incredible rhythm and percussion. Their full-length debut is extremely mature for a new band and the fact that they can put out something as highly charged as “Damaged” means that the next album from these guys will blow everyone away!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEYOUTUBEFACEBOOKTWITTER - INSTAGRAM

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Phase: “The Wait” – everything rocks hard and heavy http://videomusicstars.com/phase-the-wait-everything-rocks-hard-and-heavy/ http://videomusicstars.com/phase-the-wait-everything-rocks-hard-and-heavy/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:19:38 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10246 phase-680

Phase is a UK-based rock band formed in Larissa, Greece in 2003 and consisting of Thanos Grigoriou, Damianos Harharidis, Vasilis Liapis and Marios Papakostas . The band has been the subject of several alternative rock publications and has generally been well received by its critics. In 2010 they released the album “In Consequence” in which Duncan Patterson, better known for his work with the British rock band Anathema, took part.  In 2013 the released “Amethyst” and followed that up with the 10-track album “The Wait”.

[caption id="attachment_15639" align="alignleft" width="350"]the album cover the album cover[/caption]

“The Wait” is a slow burner. It displays a muffled rage and a mellow sadness that seeps under your skin without you knowing. This record will quietly bury itself into your psyche without you recognizing it. You are only aware of it if you pay attention. Phase brings their grungy, psychedelic, crush, groove, and stomp attack into high form here.

From start to finish, everything rocks hard and heavy or grooves mid-tempo with some cool and passionate acoustic/rocking rhythms. The album wastes no time hitting you in the face with pounding guitar riffs, heavy drumming, and the always enjoyable singing.  The atmospheric “Magical Thinking” is one of those detail oriented things that take a song from good to great. The verses are very smooth sounding in the delivery but the power of the vocals behind the simple riffs really sets the tone of the verses (and the song itself). The choruses then come swooping in out of nowhere and grabs your attention every time it appears. This is pretty much the successful pattern for most of the good songs here.

[caption id="attachment_15640" align="alignright" width="350"]Thanos of PHASE Thanos of PHASE[/caption]

But part of the album’s key to success is variety, as there is plenty of song-to-song diversity and individual track identity present here, spread out over the course of these ten tracks. “The Wait” is also very noteworthy in that it contains absolutely no stinkers. The album explores its softer and more sensitive side, with “Remnants (of a Former Worry)” and “Reprise”. The album is also highlighted by single-worthy material such as “Wake Up Call” and “Point Of You”, which has some memorable guitar riffs, lyrics and choruses.

There are some serious, hard-rocking jams on this album that will get to your bones every time you listen to them. What I've noticed, and perhaps enjoyed, the most on “The Wait” is the band’s ability to make you feel comfortable with what you're listening to, then change the feel mid to halfway through the song. “Homeseek Dark Blues” is an excellent example of progressions that move the listener through the song.

There’s lots of low end crunchiness, warped out guitars, harrowing sounds and moody lyrics to keep your blood pumping for forty minutes, then the rest is up to you. This album just continues the legacy of quality rock 'n' roll music, which rocks hard and also offers a lot of introspection. In a music scene littered with glossy rockers, it’s nice to hear some sludgy down and dirty rock. Listen to every part of each song: the vocals, the drums, the bass lines, and the haunting guitar riffs, to get the full effect.

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Phase is a UK-based rock band formed in Larissa, Greece in 2003 and consisting of Thanos Grigoriou, Damianos Harharidis, Vasilis Liapis and Marios Papakostas . The band has been the subject of several alternative rock publications and has generally been well received by its critics. In 2010 they released the album “In Consequence” in which Duncan Patterson, better known for his work with the British rock band Anathema, took part.  In 2013 the released “Amethyst” and followed that up with the 10-track album “The Wait”.

[caption id="attachment_15639" align="alignleft" width="350"]the album cover the album cover[/caption]

“The Wait” is a slow burner. It displays a muffled rage and a mellow sadness that seeps under your skin without you knowing. This record will quietly bury itself into your psyche without you recognizing it. You are only aware of it if you pay attention. Phase brings their grungy, psychedelic, crush, groove, and stomp attack into high form here.

From start to finish, everything rocks hard and heavy or grooves mid-tempo with some cool and passionate acoustic/rocking rhythms. The album wastes no time hitting you in the face with pounding guitar riffs, heavy drumming, and the always enjoyable singing.  The atmospheric “Magical Thinking” is one of those detail oriented things that take a song from good to great. The verses are very smooth sounding in the delivery but the power of the vocals behind the simple riffs really sets the tone of the verses (and the song itself). The choruses then come swooping in out of nowhere and grabs your attention every time it appears. This is pretty much the successful pattern for most of the good songs here.

[caption id="attachment_15640" align="alignright" width="350"]Thanos of PHASE Thanos of PHASE[/caption]

But part of the album’s key to success is variety, as there is plenty of song-to-song diversity and individual track identity present here, spread out over the course of these ten tracks. “The Wait” is also very noteworthy in that it contains absolutely no stinkers. The album explores its softer and more sensitive side, with “Remnants (of a Former Worry)” and “Reprise”. The album is also highlighted by single-worthy material such as “Wake Up Call” and “Point Of You”, which has some memorable guitar riffs, lyrics and choruses.

There are some serious, hard-rocking jams on this album that will get to your bones every time you listen to them. What I've noticed, and perhaps enjoyed, the most on “The Wait” is the band’s ability to make you feel comfortable with what you're listening to, then change the feel mid to halfway through the song. “Homeseek Dark Blues” is an excellent example of progressions that move the listener through the song.

There’s lots of low end crunchiness, warped out guitars, harrowing sounds and moody lyrics to keep your blood pumping for forty minutes, then the rest is up to you. This album just continues the legacy of quality rock 'n' roll music, which rocks hard and also offers a lot of introspection. In a music scene littered with glossy rockers, it’s nice to hear some sludgy down and dirty rock. Listen to every part of each song: the vocals, the drums, the bass lines, and the haunting guitar riffs, to get the full effect.

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EsZ: “Maybe I’m Trippin (Seen U On Da Gram)” – speaks to meanings much higher than the usual street stories http://videomusicstars.com/esz-maybe-im-trippin-seen-u-on-da-gram-speaks-to-meanings-much-higher-than-the-usual-street-stories/ http://videomusicstars.com/esz-maybe-im-trippin-seen-u-on-da-gram-speaks-to-meanings-much-higher-than-the-usual-street-stories/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:54:36 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10241 EsZ-680

Brooklyn-based hip hop artist EsZ (Erron’s Attic) was described by DJ Koolaide as having “a unique approach to music which will overall take him much further than the average artist”. Influenced by artists such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Jay Z to name a few, EsZ’s music is the culmination of his day to day experiences and interactions and can be likened to current alternative hip hop acts Lupe Fiasco and Kendrick Lamar - with what EsZ calls “Conscious Alternative Hip Hop with an Alternative Pop spin.”

EsZ-coverEsZ recently dropped his track “Maybe I'm Trippin (Seen U On Da Gram)”, which takes a look at “what appears to be a fantasy world offline, revealing what’s behind “da gram”. The track beckons to inquire, if what the eyes behold are indeed true to form once offline and encountered in-person.” This has to be my lucky week as far as Rap and Hip-hop is concerned. After discovering the immense talents of Rapper and Producer Solomon Vaughn a few days ago, I now bump into another young urban visionary. Who said Hip-hop is dead!

EsZ-400“Maybe I'm Trippin (Seen U On Da Gram)” is really a masterpiece and I think that this is by far one of the best singles of new age Hip-hop. The content is so current and speaks to meanings much higher than the usual street stories. The lyrics are delicately spun into the minimal music and come from a state of awareness about the millennium’s decline into justifying the ignorant behaviors that have become way too acceptable in the technological and social media era.

I was seriously losing faith in the future of hip hop, at least on a mainstream level. Great hip hop is always around, but sometimes you have to look too hard. So when someone like EsZ comes along, you sit up and listen. The poetry, the social commentary, the introspective analysis, and the easy-going flow, it’s all here, as EsZ bares his wise soul, and it shines through in an honest and brilliant way.

With the release of “Maybe I'm Trippin (Seen U On Da Gram)”, EsZ shows that he is one of the very few emcees of the new generation that keeps bringing the words ‘respectable artistry’ to Hip Hop!

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEITUNES - SOUNDCLOUDTWITTERINSTAGRAM - YOUTUBE

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Brooklyn-based hip hop artist EsZ (Erron’s Attic) was described by DJ Koolaide as having “a unique approach to music which will overall take him much further than the average artist”. Influenced by artists such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Jay Z to name a few, EsZ’s music is the culmination of his day to day experiences and interactions and can be likened to current alternative hip hop acts Lupe Fiasco and Kendrick Lamar - with what EsZ calls “Conscious Alternative Hip Hop with an Alternative Pop spin.”

EsZ-coverEsZ recently dropped his track “Maybe I'm Trippin (Seen U On Da Gram)”, which takes a look at “what appears to be a fantasy world offline, revealing what’s behind “da gram”. The track beckons to inquire, if what the eyes behold are indeed true to form once offline and encountered in-person.” This has to be my lucky week as far as Rap and Hip-hop is concerned. After discovering the immense talents of Rapper and Producer Solomon Vaughn a few days ago, I now bump into another young urban visionary. Who said Hip-hop is dead!

EsZ-400“Maybe I'm Trippin (Seen U On Da Gram)” is really a masterpiece and I think that this is by far one of the best singles of new age Hip-hop. The content is so current and speaks to meanings much higher than the usual street stories. The lyrics are delicately spun into the minimal music and come from a state of awareness about the millennium’s decline into justifying the ignorant behaviors that have become way too acceptable in the technological and social media era.

I was seriously losing faith in the future of hip hop, at least on a mainstream level. Great hip hop is always around, but sometimes you have to look too hard. So when someone like EsZ comes along, you sit up and listen. The poetry, the social commentary, the introspective analysis, and the easy-going flow, it’s all here, as EsZ bares his wise soul, and it shines through in an honest and brilliant way.

With the release of “Maybe I'm Trippin (Seen U On Da Gram)”, EsZ shows that he is one of the very few emcees of the new generation that keeps bringing the words ‘respectable artistry’ to Hip Hop!

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“COMING BACK TO LIFE”: ALTEREGO VIBE’S NEW MUSIC VIDEOCLIP http://videomusicstars.com/coming-back-to-life-alterego-vibes-new-music-videoclip/ http://videomusicstars.com/coming-back-to-life-alterego-vibes-new-music-videoclip/#comments Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:38:08 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10239 alterego-vibe-680-b

Alterego Vibe’s latest single release “Coming Back to Life” has already stirred up early interest amongst fans, established music blogs, websites and critiques- Now they have a music video to accompany this success.

Their new single “Coming Back to Life” has derived from their debut album “Back To Life”. The whole idea of this latest project is to cast a new energized and fresh sound and look, expressing a rebirth message to their fans, both new and old.

Alterego Vibe have produced their latest material, to cast themselves in a whole different light. They wanted to state a point and show how they have emerged from their darkest times, giving birth to something fresh and new.

The “Coming Back to Life” video starts with the band playing, soon followed by rich warm female vocals. There is also a great balance between female lead and male backing vocals. Percussion instruments are timed perfectly and there is a prominent funky bass rhythm in the background. The video is themed around red and gold colours, with a professional production and a glamorous female look to it.

Described as Acid-Pop Alterego Vibe would appeal to a broad range of music fans. With a blend of Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop and Dance- They provide a great old round sound which would be ideal for almost any venue. The group are also talented musicians, who play real instruments (something that is becoming rarer these days in the popular music scene).

About:

Formed in 2010 and originally based in Italy, started their journey mixing traditional soul roots & smooth lounge spirit over modern funky, R’n’B and pop rhythms. In January 2012, they created their first 4 track EP with first appearance on the Italian National Radio and in 2013 they settled down in UK where in October 2013 they released “Back To Life”, proudly written, recorded and produced by the band in it’s entirety. 10 days after release, their debut album reached No.6 and N.20 respectively in the Italian and French Amazon R&B / Soul Chart.

Some of Alterego Vibe’s main influences are: Stevie Wonder, Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Michael Jackson and George Michael.

ALTEREGO VIBE ARE:

Valentina Marciano: lead vocal, back vocal

Flavio Bonetto: lead vocal, back vocal

Christian Madella: guitars, keyboard & programming

Andrea Calvagna: bass, synth bass, keyboard & programming

Cristiano Moro: drums

Video Link: https://youtu.be/0kaNgAEPofw

For more information, visit:

www.alteregovibe.com

www.facebook.com/alteregovibe

www.twitter.com/alteregovibe

www.soundcloud.com/alteregovibe

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Alterego Vibe’s latest single release “Coming Back to Life” has already stirred up early interest amongst fans, established music blogs, websites and critiques- Now they have a music video to accompany this success.

Their new single “Coming Back to Life” has derived from their debut album “Back To Life”. The whole idea of this latest project is to cast a new energized and fresh sound and look, expressing a rebirth message to their fans, both new and old.

Alterego Vibe have produced their latest material, to cast themselves in a whole different light. They wanted to state a point and show how they have emerged from their darkest times, giving birth to something fresh and new.

The “Coming Back to Life” video starts with the band playing, soon followed by rich warm female vocals. There is also a great balance between female lead and male backing vocals. Percussion instruments are timed perfectly and there is a prominent funky bass rhythm in the background. The video is themed around red and gold colours, with a professional production and a glamorous female look to it.

Described as Acid-Pop Alterego Vibe would appeal to a broad range of music fans. With a blend of Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop and Dance- They provide a great old round sound which would be ideal for almost any venue. The group are also talented musicians, who play real instruments (something that is becoming rarer these days in the popular music scene).

About:

Formed in 2010 and originally based in Italy, started their journey mixing traditional soul roots & smooth lounge spirit over modern funky, R’n’B and pop rhythms. In January 2012, they created their first 4 track EP with first appearance on the Italian National Radio and in 2013 they settled down in UK where in October 2013 they released “Back To Life”, proudly written, recorded and produced by the band in it’s entirety. 10 days after release, their debut album reached No.6 and N.20 respectively in the Italian and French Amazon R&B / Soul Chart.

Some of Alterego Vibe’s main influences are: Stevie Wonder, Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Michael Jackson and George Michael.

ALTEREGO VIBE ARE:

Valentina Marciano: lead vocal, back vocal

Flavio Bonetto: lead vocal, back vocal

Christian Madella: guitars, keyboard & programming

Andrea Calvagna: bass, synth bass, keyboard & programming

Cristiano Moro: drums

Video Link: https://youtu.be/0kaNgAEPofw

For more information, visit:

www.alteregovibe.com

www.facebook.com/alteregovibe

www.twitter.com/alteregovibe

www.soundcloud.com/alteregovibe

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David Sinclair Four: “4” – powerful, assured and perfectly fits the band’s framework http://videomusicstars.com/david-sinclair-four-4-powerful-assured-and-perfectly-fits-the-bands-framework/ http://videomusicstars.com/david-sinclair-four-4-powerful-assured-and-perfectly-fits-the-bands-framework/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:59:51 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10235 david-sinclair-four-680

David Sinclair, who has shared stages with Wilko Johnson, the Oli Brown Band, Marcus Bonfanti, Johnny Dowd, Graham Bonnet, Willie Nile and many others, has released the critically-acclaimed albums Hey, Threewheeling and Take Me There. Now we have “4”, released on Critical Discs/IRL on May 11; featuring contributions from harmonica man Paul Jones, rock legend Maxi Priest, and Scottish jazz singer Lorna Reid.

[caption id="attachment_15592" align="alignleft" width="350"]Cover art by Chiara Meattelli & Dominic Lee Cover art by Chiara Meattelli & Dominic Lee[/caption]

The David Sinclair Four currently consists of David Sinclair (Vocals/Guitar/Songwriter), Geoff Peel (Lead Guitar/BVs), Jack Sinclair (Drums/BVs) and Jos Mendoza (Bass/BVs). Together they have delivered a 10-track album, steeped in what I would call ‘elegant’ blues.

“4” takes the swampy, dirty southern-fried blues-groove, slips it into the engine room, polishes up the edges and envelops it all in Brit-rock aplomb. It’s that same ‘elegance’ that allowed bands like Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and Dire Straits, to dominate and transform blues-based music into something sweeter, smoother and more harmonious and melodic for big city ears…without losing any of its soul!

“4” is exactly what we have come to expect of David Sinclair and clan; clean and sonically perfect arrangements with stellar musicianship, clever lyrics, and music that keeps sounding better with each listen. There are several gems that I am apt to skip to, the most of which being, “The Illness & The Cure”, which features what I believe to be Sinclair’s catchiest vocal harmony in any chorus, among the last two albums. "Life Gone Gold" is another tight little tune that features an irresistible guitar tone and solo by Geoff Peel. There’s also the reggae influenced “Down By The Canal”, featuring Maxi Priest.

[caption id="attachment_15589" align="alignright" width="300"]David Sinclair - photo ©Marilyn Kingwill David Sinclair - photo ©Marilyn Kingwill[/caption]

And just in case you need to get a little swampy and closer to your roots, there’s “World Turns Around”, with harmonica-man Paul Jones and Geoff Peel on slide guitar to boot. But if there is one track that is worth the sum of the entire album, it has got to be “Coming off the Rails”. From its arrangement down to the instrumentation, performance and production, this track simply rocks: serving as a calling card for every individual musician playing on it, as well the David Sinclair Four as a collective project. It is powerful, assured and perfectly fits the framework of what the experience in this band stands for today.

The David Sinclair Four have absolutely done it again with a very mature sounding album, where David Sinclair has reproduced slices of life in his slightly-off-centered world, inhabited by losers, lovers, legends, has-beens and assorted purveyors of ecstatic sadness and resigned joy. Sinclair paints lyrical pictures which are both ordinary and extremely extraordinary, sounding really inspired throughout the whole album.

[caption id="attachment_15594" align="alignleft" width="350"]David Sinclair & Maxi Priest - ©Marilyn Kingwill David Sinclair & Maxi Priest - ©Marilyn Kingwill[/caption]

The David Sinclair Four together with producer Livingstone Brown, have crafted “4” into music giving us blues-rock based stories that are stylized, polished and well thought-out. Maybe it comes second nature to them, but it is remarkable musicianship, songwriting and production all the same, a quality all but absent from pop music today, with its emphasis on sampled, spoken, garbled, screamed and trivialized affectation.

Besides grabbing the album, don’t forget to go and see the band performing live all around England, Scotland and Wales during July-August. Check out the band’s website for dates and details. The David Sinclair Four are also dropping the single “Coming Out Of The Rain”, featuring singer and co-songwriter Lorna Reid, with the launch taking place in Edinburgh at The Voodoo Rooms on 29 July.

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David Sinclair, who has shared stages with Wilko Johnson, the Oli Brown Band, Marcus Bonfanti, Johnny Dowd, Graham Bonnet, Willie Nile and many others, has released the critically-acclaimed albums Hey, Threewheeling and Take Me There. Now we have “4”, released on Critical Discs/IRL on May 11; featuring contributions from harmonica man Paul Jones, rock legend Maxi Priest, and Scottish jazz singer Lorna Reid.

[caption id="attachment_15592" align="alignleft" width="350"]Cover art by Chiara Meattelli & Dominic Lee Cover art by Chiara Meattelli & Dominic Lee[/caption]

The David Sinclair Four currently consists of David Sinclair (Vocals/Guitar/Songwriter), Geoff Peel (Lead Guitar/BVs), Jack Sinclair (Drums/BVs) and Jos Mendoza (Bass/BVs). Together they have delivered a 10-track album, steeped in what I would call ‘elegant’ blues.

“4” takes the swampy, dirty southern-fried blues-groove, slips it into the engine room, polishes up the edges and envelops it all in Brit-rock aplomb. It’s that same ‘elegance’ that allowed bands like Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and Dire Straits, to dominate and transform blues-based music into something sweeter, smoother and more harmonious and melodic for big city ears…without losing any of its soul!

“4” is exactly what we have come to expect of David Sinclair and clan; clean and sonically perfect arrangements with stellar musicianship, clever lyrics, and music that keeps sounding better with each listen. There are several gems that I am apt to skip to, the most of which being, “The Illness & The Cure”, which features what I believe to be Sinclair’s catchiest vocal harmony in any chorus, among the last two albums. "Life Gone Gold" is another tight little tune that features an irresistible guitar tone and solo by Geoff Peel. There’s also the reggae influenced “Down By The Canal”, featuring Maxi Priest.

[caption id="attachment_15589" align="alignright" width="300"]David Sinclair - photo ©Marilyn Kingwill David Sinclair - photo ©Marilyn Kingwill[/caption]

And just in case you need to get a little swampy and closer to your roots, there’s “World Turns Around”, with harmonica-man Paul Jones and Geoff Peel on slide guitar to boot. But if there is one track that is worth the sum of the entire album, it has got to be “Coming off the Rails”. From its arrangement down to the instrumentation, performance and production, this track simply rocks: serving as a calling card for every individual musician playing on it, as well the David Sinclair Four as a collective project. It is powerful, assured and perfectly fits the framework of what the experience in this band stands for today.

The David Sinclair Four have absolutely done it again with a very mature sounding album, where David Sinclair has reproduced slices of life in his slightly-off-centered world, inhabited by losers, lovers, legends, has-beens and assorted purveyors of ecstatic sadness and resigned joy. Sinclair paints lyrical pictures which are both ordinary and extremely extraordinary, sounding really inspired throughout the whole album.

[caption id="attachment_15594" align="alignleft" width="350"]David Sinclair & Maxi Priest - ©Marilyn Kingwill David Sinclair & Maxi Priest - ©Marilyn Kingwill[/caption]

The David Sinclair Four together with producer Livingstone Brown, have crafted “4” into music giving us blues-rock based stories that are stylized, polished and well thought-out. Maybe it comes second nature to them, but it is remarkable musicianship, songwriting and production all the same, a quality all but absent from pop music today, with its emphasis on sampled, spoken, garbled, screamed and trivialized affectation.

Besides grabbing the album, don’t forget to go and see the band performing live all around England, Scotland and Wales during July-August. Check out the band’s website for dates and details. The David Sinclair Four are also dropping the single “Coming Out Of The Rain”, featuring singer and co-songwriter Lorna Reid, with the launch taking place in Edinburgh at The Voodoo Rooms on 29 July.

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Jessica Domingo: “Masterpiece” – naked or drenched in harmony, she’s absolutely stunning http://videomusicstars.com/jessica-domingo-masterpiece-naked-or-drenched-in-harmony-shes-absolutely-stunning/ http://videomusicstars.com/jessica-domingo-masterpiece-naked-or-drenched-in-harmony-shes-absolutely-stunning/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:36:30 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10231 jessica-domingo-680

Jessica Domingo began piano lessons at the age of 5 and took up guitar at age 12. During this time, she also began performing in public. She later met Seattle-based producer Don Quijano, who was by her side at every performance. He taught Domingo guitar, provided industry guidance, and gave tips for working onstage and in the studio. The pair’s collaboration resulted in the “Take A Chance” EP, which was the followed up a full-length album, entitled “Just Vibe”, produced by Dylan Fant of Seattle’s One Shot Studio.

Aside from a very successful YouTube career and her new studio albums, Domingo has been involved with Asian American Singing Idol, the Seattle Filipino community’s ‘Pista Singing Idol,’ and the Filipino-Canadian PNT TV5 Singing Idol. In each of these contests, she was placed firmly in the top three competitors.

jessica-domingo-400Listening to her new release, “Masterpiece”, Jessica Domingo simultaneously evokes all great singers and yet, she's totally original. Her voice is sultry, her lyrics are just colorful and profound, and unlike a lot of other singers, she's not afraid to allow tons of contrasting emotion run through her vocals at any one time. Whether her voice is naked or drenched in harmony, she's absolutely stunning.

Ethereal, beautiful music, with a blending of exotic melodies, world music-style compositions, pop and R&B all blend into Jessica Domingo’s evocative style. A nearly narrative singing style with a comfortable tone and timbre showcases Jessica's late night lounge appeal just as much as it exults her pop chart and club appeal. The truth is she has a crossover sound that could truly flourish in many genres.

Like a mystical musical sprite from another universe, Jessica Domingo casts a spell with “Masterpiece” that is both a wonder and a treasured gift. It doesn't fit in the box of any musical genre. It cleverly covers a wide range of musical styles which is a testament to Jessica’s artistry. She is unique, soulful, extremely talented, sincere-sounding and beautiful to boot!

Everything about Jessica is fantastic. Seek out videos of her singing on Youtube or listen to her blissful performance on “Everything Just Wasn’t Enough”. No two performances are alike, but all are innovative, expressive, and infinitely entertaining. This girl will eventually be a large-venue sell-out act.

‘Masterpiece’ has been recorded with multi-platinum Grammy award-winning producer Mikal Blue at Revolver Studios in Los Angeles. The single has already been released with an exceptional accompanying music video. This track will give you an amazing experience and is quite a treat for the ears…and the eyes!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Official Website: http://jessicadomingo.com Vevo: https://www.youtube.com/user/JessicaDomingoVEVO YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/jessicaadomingo Facebook Pages: http://facebook.com/jessicaadomingomusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessicaADomingo SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/jessicaadomingo Instagram: http://instagram.com/jessicaadomingo Tumblr: http://jessicaadomingo.tumblr.com Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jessica-domingo/id849563025 Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/3ote0zYtTM5HzVyDKEJrzR

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Jessica Domingo began piano lessons at the age of 5 and took up guitar at age 12. During this time, she also began performing in public. She later met Seattle-based producer Don Quijano, who was by her side at every performance. He taught Domingo guitar, provided industry guidance, and gave tips for working onstage and in the studio. The pair’s collaboration resulted in the “Take A Chance” EP, which was the followed up a full-length album, entitled “Just Vibe”, produced by Dylan Fant of Seattle’s One Shot Studio.

Aside from a very successful YouTube career and her new studio albums, Domingo has been involved with Asian American Singing Idol, the Seattle Filipino community’s ‘Pista Singing Idol,’ and the Filipino-Canadian PNT TV5 Singing Idol. In each of these contests, she was placed firmly in the top three competitors.

jessica-domingo-400Listening to her new release, “Masterpiece”, Jessica Domingo simultaneously evokes all great singers and yet, she's totally original. Her voice is sultry, her lyrics are just colorful and profound, and unlike a lot of other singers, she's not afraid to allow tons of contrasting emotion run through her vocals at any one time. Whether her voice is naked or drenched in harmony, she's absolutely stunning.

Ethereal, beautiful music, with a blending of exotic melodies, world music-style compositions, pop and R&B all blend into Jessica Domingo’s evocative style. A nearly narrative singing style with a comfortable tone and timbre showcases Jessica's late night lounge appeal just as much as it exults her pop chart and club appeal. The truth is she has a crossover sound that could truly flourish in many genres.

Like a mystical musical sprite from another universe, Jessica Domingo casts a spell with “Masterpiece” that is both a wonder and a treasured gift. It doesn't fit in the box of any musical genre. It cleverly covers a wide range of musical styles which is a testament to Jessica’s artistry. She is unique, soulful, extremely talented, sincere-sounding and beautiful to boot!

Everything about Jessica is fantastic. Seek out videos of her singing on Youtube or listen to her blissful performance on “Everything Just Wasn’t Enough”. No two performances are alike, but all are innovative, expressive, and infinitely entertaining. This girl will eventually be a large-venue sell-out act.

‘Masterpiece’ has been recorded with multi-platinum Grammy award-winning producer Mikal Blue at Revolver Studios in Los Angeles. The single has already been released with an exceptional accompanying music video. This track will give you an amazing experience and is quite a treat for the ears…and the eyes!

OFFICIAL LINKS:

Official Website: http://jessicadomingo.com Vevo: https://www.youtube.com/user/JessicaDomingoVEVO YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/jessicaadomingo Facebook Pages: http://facebook.com/jessicaadomingomusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessicaADomingo SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/jessicaadomingo Instagram: http://instagram.com/jessicaadomingo Tumblr: http://jessicaadomingo.tumblr.com Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jessica-domingo/id849563025 Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/artist/3ote0zYtTM5HzVyDKEJrzR

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Francis Groove: “Alright (Take My Hand)” Tony. G – consistent with the Groove’s ability to produce quality sound http://videomusicstars.com/francis-groove-alright-take-my-hand-tony-g-consistent-with-the-grooves-ability-to-produce-quality-sound/ http://videomusicstars.com/francis-groove-alright-take-my-hand-tony-g-consistent-with-the-grooves-ability-to-produce-quality-sound/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:39:09 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10228 francis-groove-680

Francis Groove was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium. He started out as a turnta​blist, fusing rare groove R&B, Hip-hop and breakbeats. Groove started getting into electro music after his first trip to US at the age of 19. He discovered House music through the club scene of NYC, where his favorite spot was the Sound Factory Bar. Re​turning home he decided to play electronic music and has been around Europe playing his mixture of good House Music ever since.

Francis Groove who writes and produces his songs is now set to release his latest project, entitled “Real Life”, from which the lead single will be “Alright (Take My Hand)” featuring Spanish-born singer Tony. G.

[caption id="attachment_2980" align="alignleft" width="300"]francis-groove-300 Francis Groove[/caption]

“Alright (Take My Hand)” is a solid single, consistent with the Groove’s ability to produce quality sound.  Music should inspire feelings, images, memories and movement, and this track inspires all of those elements. Poignant with a great beat and sung flawlessly, this song will appeal to all ages and genders, as well as transcend the genre boundaries between EDM, Neo-Soul and Pop.

Francis Groove stands out from other artists with his ability to write songs that are lyrically serious or even melancholy but on a beat that is infectious and still causes you to move your body while singing lines like, "When times get rough and you want to give up. Confusion is all around, so-called friends can’t be found…” And by the time you get to the chorus you will be truly uplifted by the spiritual connotations of its words: “I heard that voice in the night, saying it’s alright. You said take my hand tonight, everything will be alright…”

Adding the voice of Tony.G to the track is another stroke of genius from Groove as it’s like having a double chocolate cheesecake and pouring rich, warm, caramel syrup on top; making “Alright (Take My Hand)” become a hot combination of lyrics that are meaningful and a beat that dancers will groove, spin and flip on. Hopefully a video is done to this song to add that visual dimension to its groovy uplifting vibe.

Francis Groove has cultivated an effort that resonates with reflection, redemption and renewal. The vocals, together with the snappy basslines and crystalline synths will wash the weariness clean out of your soul after a hard day at the office. And at the end of it all, you will be left with no choice but to hit replay…again…and again!

OFFICIAL LINKS: SOUNDCLOUDFACEBOOK - TWITTER

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Francis Groove was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium. He started out as a turnta​blist, fusing rare groove R&B, Hip-hop and breakbeats. Groove started getting into electro music after his first trip to US at the age of 19. He discovered House music through the club scene of NYC, where his favorite spot was the Sound Factory Bar. Re​turning home he decided to play electronic music and has been around Europe playing his mixture of good House Music ever since.

Francis Groove who writes and produces his songs is now set to release his latest project, entitled “Real Life”, from which the lead single will be “Alright (Take My Hand)” featuring Spanish-born singer Tony. G.

[caption id="attachment_2980" align="alignleft" width="300"]francis-groove-300 Francis Groove[/caption]

“Alright (Take My Hand)” is a solid single, consistent with the Groove’s ability to produce quality sound.  Music should inspire feelings, images, memories and movement, and this track inspires all of those elements. Poignant with a great beat and sung flawlessly, this song will appeal to all ages and genders, as well as transcend the genre boundaries between EDM, Neo-Soul and Pop.

Francis Groove stands out from other artists with his ability to write songs that are lyrically serious or even melancholy but on a beat that is infectious and still causes you to move your body while singing lines like, "When times get rough and you want to give up. Confusion is all around, so-called friends can’t be found…” And by the time you get to the chorus you will be truly uplifted by the spiritual connotations of its words: “I heard that voice in the night, saying it’s alright. You said take my hand tonight, everything will be alright…”

Adding the voice of Tony.G to the track is another stroke of genius from Groove as it’s like having a double chocolate cheesecake and pouring rich, warm, caramel syrup on top; making “Alright (Take My Hand)” become a hot combination of lyrics that are meaningful and a beat that dancers will groove, spin and flip on. Hopefully a video is done to this song to add that visual dimension to its groovy uplifting vibe.

Francis Groove has cultivated an effort that resonates with reflection, redemption and renewal. The vocals, together with the snappy basslines and crystalline synths will wash the weariness clean out of your soul after a hard day at the office. And at the end of it all, you will be left with no choice but to hit replay…again…and again!

OFFICIAL LINKS: SOUNDCLOUDFACEBOOK - TWITTER

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Suburban Vermin: ‘Headless Over Heels’ – a powerfully sophisticated, but uniquely raw sound http://videomusicstars.com/suburban-vermin-headless-over-heels-a-powerfully-sophisticated-but-uniquely-raw-sound/ http://videomusicstars.com/suburban-vermin-headless-over-heels-a-powerfully-sophisticated-but-uniquely-raw-sound/#comments Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:49:42 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10224 suburban-vermin-680

The Seattle-based punk rock band, Suburban Vermin, is set to release their new full-length album, ‘Headless Over Heels.’ And in addition to the 12 new songs, the band will be releasing a new music video and a companion comic book. The band consists of Amanda Gamino, Jason Vermin. Greg Gibson played on the record, but is no longer in the band.

[caption id="attachment_15507" align="alignleft" width="350"]The album cover The album cover[/caption]

‘Headless Over Heels’ - recorded at Pacific Recording Studios in Tacoma, Washington - features 11 original tracks plus a cover of the 4NonBlondes megahit - ‘What’s Up.’ Why is this album good? It has everything. Suburban Vermin stands in a small crowd as one of the few bands who still keep the original punk rock attitude alive. Production-wise, it's very well done too. It does not generate those disturbing distortions, out of tune basses or anything of that sort. These guys (and a girl) really can play!

I am not a typical hardcore punk fan but I’ve really been enjoying this album. ‘Headless Over Heels’ is where riffs and rhythm are at their best, which the band also combine with, melody and aggressiveness, to bring a powerfully sophisticated, but still uniquely raw sound to the table.  Suburban Vermin is not to be confused with the pseudo pop punk, brought forward sometime back by the likes of Blink182, Simple Plan or Boxcar Racer etc. Instead, they take their cues from originals such as The Ramones, The Misfits and The Clash, which means pure adrenaline, no-filler-all-killer tunes!

[caption id="attachment_15505" align="alignright" width="250"] Jason Vermin & Amanda Gamino. Jason Vermin & Amanda Gamino.[/caption]

This is the only Suburban Vermin music I have heard, so I don’t know how good their other stuff is, but this one is something everyone should experience. I know punk music isn’t for everyone, but everyone can enjoy punk music (if that makes sense). What I mean is, if you listen to the album and let it grow on you, you will appreciate what Suburban Vermin have achieved here.

The lyrics, among a few other things, covers a whole range of boy-girl issues, showcased by the high-energy, angst-driven, male-female vocals which you will come to love after a couple of tracks. However I think the guitar and bass are the best part of the package here. The sense of urgency, these instruments attach to the songs is exhilarating, as they smoke of wicked riffs and solos.

I would say the best songs are "Burnin’ Love", "Metal Alice", "Oh Gia", “Last Laugh”, “Drunken Amazement” and "Walk Away", but I'm sure I would have come up with a different list an hour ago. The punked-up, cover version of ‘What’s Up’, is an acquired taste, while every other song on the album is absolutely well-written, and perfectly executed and produced. Hearing ‘Headless Over Heels’, easily puts Suburban Vermin on my ‘all-time favorite punk band’ list.

More About ‘Headless Over Heels’ - The release of the album and the companion comic will be both physical and digital. The digital release will be available in an array of formats, thus allowing for easy viewing on e-readers and tablets. Each song on ‘Headless Over Heels’ has been interpreted by a different artist. These artists range from the band’s hometown all the way to the Philippines. The album release will also be celebrated with a professional music video shot in Southern California, directed by Eddie DaRoza. The video stars Scott Russo, the lead singer of the band Unwritten Law.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEYOUTUBEFACEBOOK - TWITTER

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The Seattle-based punk rock band, Suburban Vermin, is set to release their new full-length album, ‘Headless Over Heels.’ And in addition to the 12 new songs, the band will be releasing a new music video and a companion comic book. The band consists of Amanda Gamino, Jason Vermin. Greg Gibson played on the record, but is no longer in the band.

[caption id="attachment_15507" align="alignleft" width="350"]The album cover The album cover[/caption]

‘Headless Over Heels’ - recorded at Pacific Recording Studios in Tacoma, Washington - features 11 original tracks plus a cover of the 4NonBlondes megahit - ‘What’s Up.’ Why is this album good? It has everything. Suburban Vermin stands in a small crowd as one of the few bands who still keep the original punk rock attitude alive. Production-wise, it's very well done too. It does not generate those disturbing distortions, out of tune basses or anything of that sort. These guys (and a girl) really can play!

I am not a typical hardcore punk fan but I’ve really been enjoying this album. ‘Headless Over Heels’ is where riffs and rhythm are at their best, which the band also combine with, melody and aggressiveness, to bring a powerfully sophisticated, but still uniquely raw sound to the table.  Suburban Vermin is not to be confused with the pseudo pop punk, brought forward sometime back by the likes of Blink182, Simple Plan or Boxcar Racer etc. Instead, they take their cues from originals such as The Ramones, The Misfits and The Clash, which means pure adrenaline, no-filler-all-killer tunes!

[caption id="attachment_15505" align="alignright" width="250"] Jason Vermin & Amanda Gamino. Jason Vermin & Amanda Gamino.[/caption]

This is the only Suburban Vermin music I have heard, so I don’t know how good their other stuff is, but this one is something everyone should experience. I know punk music isn’t for everyone, but everyone can enjoy punk music (if that makes sense). What I mean is, if you listen to the album and let it grow on you, you will appreciate what Suburban Vermin have achieved here.

The lyrics, among a few other things, covers a whole range of boy-girl issues, showcased by the high-energy, angst-driven, male-female vocals which you will come to love after a couple of tracks. However I think the guitar and bass are the best part of the package here. The sense of urgency, these instruments attach to the songs is exhilarating, as they smoke of wicked riffs and solos.

I would say the best songs are "Burnin’ Love", "Metal Alice", "Oh Gia", “Last Laugh”, “Drunken Amazement” and "Walk Away", but I'm sure I would have come up with a different list an hour ago. The punked-up, cover version of ‘What’s Up’, is an acquired taste, while every other song on the album is absolutely well-written, and perfectly executed and produced. Hearing ‘Headless Over Heels’, easily puts Suburban Vermin on my ‘all-time favorite punk band’ list.

More About ‘Headless Over Heels’ - The release of the album and the companion comic will be both physical and digital. The digital release will be available in an array of formats, thus allowing for easy viewing on e-readers and tablets. Each song on ‘Headless Over Heels’ has been interpreted by a different artist. These artists range from the band’s hometown all the way to the Philippines. The album release will also be celebrated with a professional music video shot in Southern California, directed by Eddie DaRoza. The video stars Scott Russo, the lead singer of the band Unwritten Law.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEYOUTUBEFACEBOOK - TWITTER

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Deep System: “Hey My Love” – ready to capture the attention of millions! http://videomusicstars.com/deep-system-hey-my-love-ready-to-capture-the-attention-of-millions/ http://videomusicstars.com/deep-system-hey-my-love-ready-to-capture-the-attention-of-millions/#comments Sun, 21 Jun 2015 09:26:16 +0000 http://videomusicstars.com/?p=10221 deep-system-680

Deep System (known previously as Andrei S.) got his start as a club emcee and hip-hop artist, at the tender age of 16.  His passion for music comes from an earlier age when he discovered his father’s old Dj equipment tools. In 2009, the song “What Is Love” allowed Deep System to capture the attention of millions of viewers on YouTube, along with more supporters and followers in the clubs.

[caption id="attachment_15497" align="alignleft" width="350"]The single cover The single cover[/caption]

This led to more successful songs like “Why”, “It’s Ok” and “Mr DJ” which garnered over a million views on YouTube by itself, and was featured on radio and in clubs all across Europe, earning Deep System a special guest spot at the “Albanian Eurovision” song contest.

Now after many more releases Deep System has dropped his latest summer party banger, “Hey My Love”. I didn't think it was possible but this track rivals its predecessors with even more catchy synth hooks, baselines and vocals. I'm a total sucker for catchy melodies in dance tracks so Deep System hits the nail right on the head for me here.

In fact the cool thing I noticed about Deep System’s music is that not only can you dance to it, but you can actually sit down and listen to it! That’s why, in case you haven't been paying attention, Andrei S and his Deep System project will slowly be taking over the dance music world.

Most of Deep System’s songs deserve more air time around the world. There isn't a mediocre song in his collection. Just check out his Youtube catalog. Andrei S’ style sets him apart from the run of the mill hum drum dance stuff out there.

[caption id="attachment_15496" align="alignright" width="350"]Deep System aka Andrei S. Deep System aka Andrei S.[/caption]

A lot of the success of these tracks - apart from the great music mixing, mastering and music production on the whole - depend on Deep System’s crystal clear melodic voice, which is never forced. He never screams and shouts across a beat. When he sings a melody, you can actually understand every single word and it’s so catchy you want to sing-a-long too. On how many dance tracks do you think you can do that!

Deep System aka Andrei S. is an all-round talent as he also writes the lyrics and composes the music on most of his songs. On “Hey My Love” he was joined by Andrei Murariu who helped with the orchestration, while the song was mixed and mastered by Pal Claudiu Ramon. The cover artwork was done by Alexandru Lupas.

Deep System is truly fresh and innovative, taking dance music and mixing it with melody, a story and statement. Don’t miss “Hey My Love” and dance and sing your way through summer!

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Deep System (known previously as Andrei S.) got his start as a club emcee and hip-hop artist, at the tender age of 16.  His passion for music comes from an earlier age when he discovered his father’s old Dj equipment tools. In 2009, the song “What Is Love” allowed Deep System to capture the attention of millions of viewers on YouTube, along with more supporters and followers in the clubs.

[caption id="attachment_15497" align="alignleft" width="350"]The single cover The single cover[/caption]

This led to more successful songs like “Why”, “It’s Ok” and “Mr DJ” which garnered over a million views on YouTube by itself, and was featured on radio and in clubs all across Europe, earning Deep System a special guest spot at the “Albanian Eurovision” song contest.

Now after many more releases Deep System has dropped his latest summer party banger, “Hey My Love”. I didn't think it was possible but this track rivals its predecessors with even more catchy synth hooks, baselines and vocals. I'm a total sucker for catchy melodies in dance tracks so Deep System hits the nail right on the head for me here.

In fact the cool thing I noticed about Deep System’s music is that not only can you dance to it, but you can actually sit down and listen to it! That’s why, in case you haven't been paying attention, Andrei S and his Deep System project will slowly be taking over the dance music world.

Most of Deep System’s songs deserve more air time around the world. There isn't a mediocre song in his collection. Just check out his Youtube catalog. Andrei S’ style sets him apart from the run of the mill hum drum dance stuff out there.

[caption id="attachment_15496" align="alignright" width="350"]Deep System aka Andrei S. Deep System aka Andrei S.[/caption]

A lot of the success of these tracks - apart from the great music mixing, mastering and music production on the whole - depend on Deep System’s crystal clear melodic voice, which is never forced. He never screams and shouts across a beat. When he sings a melody, you can actually understand every single word and it’s so catchy you want to sing-a-long too. On how many dance tracks do you think you can do that!

Deep System aka Andrei S. is an all-round talent as he also writes the lyrics and composes the music on most of his songs. On “Hey My Love” he was joined by Andrei Murariu who helped with the orchestration, while the song was mixed and mastered by Pal Claudiu Ramon. The cover artwork was done by Alexandru Lupas.

Deep System is truly fresh and innovative, taking dance music and mixing it with melody, a story and statement. Don’t miss “Hey My Love” and dance and sing your way through summer!

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