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Premiere: Olivia Frances returns with more down to earth folk pop in “Daffodil Dreams”

Folk/pop artist Olivia Frances resonates with me because not only does she have a down to earth approach to songwriting (always a winner), but also she has Nashville AND Ohio ties. I live in Ohio but have traveled to Nashville enough times for it to start to border on "second home" territory. Anyway, I digress. Olivia has a ...

Premiere: Night drives make me “Feel Better,” a feeling (and more) that Thomas Bowles knows

One of the watershed moments for me as a music reviewer (and fan) came in 2013 when Andrew Belle released his Black Bear album. At the time, I think I was vaguely aware of him and viewed him as a sort of hipster heartthrob songwriter. Oh, how wrong I was. That album was an intersection of great songwriting, and pensive ...

Premiere: Superlaser returns with “Tu Mejor Carta”

In less than a year and a half since releasing their debut single “Interestelar,” Alicante rockers Superlaser have quickly made a name for themselves with their soaring, spacey alt.-rock sound. Had 2020 gone any differently, we might be looking at a world with a Superlaser full-length out already. Still, the quintet has ...

Thomas and the Work-Men return with a single appropriate for a vacation

As I write this, I'm sitting on the veranda of a condo in South Florida, mooching off my folks for the week. Don't worry, I'm aware we're still in a pandemic, so I'm not exactly itching to run into the nightlife scene of Miami. For now, I'm content to be chill and unplug from the world, and one upside to doing so is the ...

Premiere: Olivia Frances releases visualizer for “The Bee & The Rose” – a light-hearted song with purpose.

Did you know that August 15th is National Honeybee Day? I certainly didn't. But Nashville based singer-songwriter Olivia Frances is a driven individual. The environmentally conscious artist has been making waves in both Nashville and Ohio, via strategic networking and her down-to-earth personality, mixed with her ...

Feature: Suit Up, Soldier cheers with “Picture”

Some of the most fun emails for me to read are the ones involving a premiere or feature interview. And I don't just mean for the chance to get new eyeballs to this growing site—I mean that because a band on the rise specifically thought of us to help us spread the word of what they're doing. When we can get a palpable ...

Feature – Get lost with Starlight Girls’ “Teenage Crime”

"I know the secret stare / Follow me to nowhere / We’ll learn the secret there / I had it all for a time / When I was in your prime / I know the teenage crime" Above is the second stanza of Brooklyn, NY psychedelic act Starlight Girls' single "Teenage Crime" off the EP Entitled. This is a compelling, sludgy, psychedelic ...