Press Release: Power Trio Tarah Who? Gears Up To Release Their Newest EP “64 Women” On February 22nd, 2019

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

People have been describing Tarah Who? as “If Motörhead was fronted by Alanis Morissette”. The band recalls 1990s alt-rock and grunge’s tradition of balancing integrity with tuneful songcraft. And the energetic trio is very excited to showcase this sound with their upcoming EP “64 Women”, slated for release February 22nd, 2019.

Touching on a grungy rock sound that shares equal parts originality and familiarity, Tarah Who?’s female-fronted versatile style is heavy, melodic and encompasses anthemic song structures and songwriting. Lead by front-girl and band founder, Tarah G. Carpenter, she has teamed up with producer Jason Orme (Alanis Morissette guitarist) to compile a collection of tracks that showcase’s the band’s effective signature sound and boasts some of their best work to date. Comprised of 5 new authentic tunes with big, heavy, fast paced guitars and a driving, punchy rhythm section, “64 Women” puts a fresh hypnotic spin on yesterday’s and today’s iconic rock eras with a vast array of multifaceted elements that are contributed by each band member, and shines through as a whole collectively as a solid chemistry with each track that plays out. Tarah’s vocals are one of the central cornerstones to every song and projects an onslaught of energy and unwavering passion. With lyrical concepts that delve into story-telling methods that widely range from a series of topics, she never fails to grab your undivided attention with her ability to tell a compelling story and keep you on the edge of your seat. The band’s rhythm section, comprised of female-drummer/backup vocalist, Coralie Hervé, along with bassist/backup vocalist, Joey Southern, cruises through the tracks with loud, vicious tempos, dynamic fills, and rhythmic riffs that tie each song together and bring an unwavering presence of heavy energy to the band’s overall style on the EP. It’s a record that will feed the insatiable hunger of their current fan base, and amaze new listeners that discover them for the first time and leave them all hankering for more.

The loud and heavy power trio has been an industry buzz since their inception into the market and really hit the ground running throughout 2018; successfully touring the west coast last April and the east coast in July. Now with their heavily-anticipated new EP being geared up for release, the band has acquired a residency in January 2019 at the Redwood Bar in DTLA to promote the new record and will have an official release party in Los Angeles on February 23rd, 2019. In support of the record, they will be heading out in March 2019 to tour the Southwest. They will also be heading overseas to Europe in June and July 2019 to perform tour dates in France and the UK.

64 Women” officially drops on February 22nd, 2019, and will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms, as well as their live shows. Their first anchor single “Numb Killer” from the EP, will be releasing January 11th, 2019, and will be accompanied with an official music video. Mark your calendars!

Connect with Tarah Who?:

  • Official Website: http://www.tarahwho.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tarahwho/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarahwho/?utm_source=ig_embed
  • Twitter:https://twitter.com/TarahWho
  • Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Q7WuoNQUT5rfvo83edxNR
  • SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tarahwho
  • Bandcamp: https://tarahwho.bandcamp.com/
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqh-A49-N88

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Press Release: Hannah’s Yard Releases New Single “With You All The Way” November 2nd

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

At the start of 2018, BBC Introducing-spotted and BBCR2-played musical collective Hannah’s Yard announced ‘all sorts of new music arriving throughout the year!’. Following on from their 2017 debut album of ‘acoustic pop’, aptly entitled “Beginnings”, Hannah’s Yard recently released a four-track EP of understated covers.

Reflections’, showcasing the incredible voice of lead singer Hannah Layton Turner, is already gaining strong traction in the world of streaming, with over 200,000 streams on Spotify and Apple Music in a matter of weeks.

Remaining true to their word, the collective, fronted by the 22 year old vocalist, are set to release a brand new song.

Co-written by Hannah, along with musical partners Barnaby Pinny and James Reader, ‘With You All The Way’ sees members of the collective reach for their electric instruments for the first time.

This up-tempo, feel-good song sees all in the Yard having fun. Supporting Hannah’s lush upfront vocals are notably Guitarist Tim Cansfield’s [Bee Gees] pocketed electric and the bass line of Michael Curtis Ruiz [Kylie] – one of the funkiest musical journeys in itself. With recent news of social media’s indirect promotion of ‘self-consciousness’ rather than ‘self-confidence’, the song’s lyrical message shouts that we need to be there for each other. Be it

family, friends, teachers, carers, work colleagues…we need to gather around those that need support…nobody should feel alone.

Hannah herself comments:

“We’ve had so much fun writing & recording ‘With You All The Way’. It’s a little different to what we’ve released in the past but I absolutely love how it’s turned out. Not only is it seriously catchy, it has such a lovely relatable message of ‘togetherness’ behind it – a little bit of fun & positivity for you to enjoy…I’m so excited for everyone to hear it!”.

and there’s more new music from Hannah’s Yard on its way towards the end of the year!

Credits

Hannah Layton Turner – Lead & Backing Vocals

Plamina Dimova – Backing Vocals

Barnaby Pinny – Backing Vocals

James Reader – Piano/Keyboards/Additional Programming

Tim Cansfield – Electric & Acoustic Guitars

Michael Curtis Ruiz – Electric Bass

Jim Fleeman – Drums

Musical arrangement by James Reader

Engineered & produced by James Reader & Barnaby Pinny at Superphonix Studios, Olney Radio mix by Neros

Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, USA

Contacts

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Artist Review: Wayland – “She Lights It Up” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Captivating and soul shaking, Wayland‘s eclectic Rock ballad “She Lights It Up” will light up your life and glow you fluorescent.

“…She Lights It uuuuup…” will never get out of your head again from the very first listen of this anthem by acclaimed rockers Wayland. From having one of their anchor singles go viral, hitting the Top 10 on the iTunes Charts and relentless touring for over half a decade, this quartet of multifaceted musicians prove that brilliant songwriting and mastering your craft has its payoffs in epic proportions when you truly have what it takes.

Adding to their legacy of hit songs, “She Lights It Up” is a piano-led ballad with possibly one of the catchiest vocal melodies in any chorus you could ever hear. And that isn’t to be taken lightly. With an emotionally supercharged piano progression, soaring lead vocals doused with beautiful Country-style harmonies and instrumental additives that include steel guitars and a mandolin, this song truly hits it out of the park.

This is a ballad the way it was meant to be written, and it shows facets of each member of the band’s contributing factors when you especially watch the in-studio themed music video. The immaculate vocal range and melody placements by singer Mitch Arnold are a standout of its own, and he really puts his heart into this track with several angles of his voice being showcased throughout the song, and it’s quite the amazement to behold. Meanwhile the band fills everything else in beautifully with not only their respective progressions and rhythm parts, but their textures as well to give this song every magical touch that it needs. And it all falls into place perfectly. Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to perfecting a song to its absolute potential.

One thing you’ll definitely take note of is Mitch Arnold’s vocal range and overall performance in this song. The authentic realness of his voice and the band that brings it all out in its full glory is something very rare in today’s era of post production theatrics and unnecessary noise. It’s the biggest breath of fresh air you’ll feel in quite some time.

We can’t recommend this song highly enough. If this is your first time discovering Wayland, then you’ll be an instant fan after one listen of this track.

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Artist Review: Ariz – “Testify (Girl You’re Good)” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Two talented voices, one explosive song. We get a captivating and danceable listening experience with young Nigerian duo Ariz‘s newest single “Testify (Girl You’re Good).”

Some of the best music that graces our platform comes from younger up and coming artists that are just coming out the gate to get their message out to the world. And Ariz does exactly that with this premier single.

Their raspy and charismatic vocal approach is super melodic and really grabs your attention. Their shared, dueling verses are well placed, well paced and really solidified their signature sound between both singers. Then the chorus comes in with a higher ranged ambience and vocal projection that has amazingly catchy vocal harmonies. And that’s the peak of the song that really displays their their talent right out in the open, and it’s an unwavering joy to behold to hear this level of talent at such a young age.

The production quality of this track is very detailed and reinforces a lot of yesterday’s dance sensibilities with today’s modern additives. It’s a very vibrant feel-good listening experience any avid Dance/Pop fan can appreciate with a very versatile approach coming from a duo that clearly knows how to collaborate successfully.

And this is what makes “Testify” all the more better. It has an original yet familiar feel that is fun, atmospheric and energetic approach all wrapped up into one multifaceted collaborative effort. And it doesn’t disappoint in the least.

Ariz is definitely on a very promising path with this single, and really shows their prospective direction and depth as a dynamic duo. You’ll be very glad you gave this song a listen.

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Press Release: Nat Smithson & Nights On Mayfair – “What Life Wants For Me” Single

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Soulfully melodic and upbeat, we get a refreshingly fun experience with every measure in the new Nat Smithson & Nights On Mayfair single “What Life Wants For Me.”

Conveying a positive message and a very versatile vocal range that is charismatic and undeniably multifaceted, Nat Smithson brings her soul-infused voice to the forefront with an edge of Pop that is melodically driven by the rest of the band. The song starts with a sweet and subtle buildup with a crafty piano riff, but when Nat starts delving into the first verse of this track, it’s off to the races and she never lets up.

With great detail of eclectic guitar parts and an unwaveringly tight rhythm section with all the necessary additives, “What Life Wants For Me” showcases a parallel of brilliant musicianship factors and production value all wrapped up into one fine-tuned package. The vocal melodies are appropriately placed and present natural overdubs as opposed to post production compression or a plethora of auto tune. This song has authenticity, and a blend of talented musicians that don’t need today’s overproduced theatrics to put out an intelligently crafted and well executed song.

There’s also an anthemic multi-genre blend that gives Nights On Mayfair endless likability factors and highly contributes to the song’s overall versatility. Its catchiness is refreshing, the feel-good nature never stops short, and Nat‘s vocals sing right to your soul. There’s something for everyone on this track and it’s an absolute gem in its own right, and you’ll definitely understand why when you take a listen for yourself.

“What Life Wants For Me” officially releases on November 7th and will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. Be sure to mark your calendars – you’ll be glad you did!

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Artist Review: The Blankz – “(It’s A) Breakdown” Single

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Thrusting back to the good old days when the Vans Warped Tour actually booked real punk rock bands, The Blankz prove with their new single “(It’s A Breakdown)” that punk is not dead, and never was in the first place.

If NOFX and Pennywise had a baby, The Blankz would be a definite DNA match. But even with influences like that, this band’s driven and powerful punk rock approach hones a craft that is in their own right and really gives punk fans a breath of fresh air; as well as a reminder that one of the best genres of music is still alive and kicking even more than before.

With a catchy synth part that perfectly parallels the melodic verses, the crunchy guitar chugs and tight rhythm section really kicks this track into overdrive and leads a hook that’ll stick like glue in your head even after the song is over. It has great power chord progressions with exceptional vocal melody arrangements that punk rock is known for, and really gives a nod to the 90s to early 2000s era of bands from Epitaph and Fat Wreck Chords in particular.

Another notable quality about this single is the band’s authenticity – where excellent songwriting is high on the priority list and doesn’t require post-production noise or smoke screens to keep the listener distracted from a mediocre song. There are no one-trick-pony methods or theatrics at all, just an in-your-face punk song with that edge-of-your-dear feeling that is rare in today’s era of music.

For any fan of true punk rock, “(It’s A) Breakdown” is an absolute must-listen in every way. It’s that sound you’ve been yearning for, a reminder that true punk rock exists, and that its legacy will continue no matter what garbage is being shoved down everyone’s throats on mainstream radio. If punk is your thing, then The Blankz will become one of your new instant-favorites. You’ll be glad you discovered them.

The single is currently available on all digital music retailers and streaming platforms. Be sure to pick up a copy and experience “(It’s A) Breakdown” for yourself!

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Press Release: Trace The Sidewalk – “Simply Livin’” Single

Article by: Justyn Brodsky

Energetic, grungy, rhythmic and melody driven, Trace The Sidewalk has everyone singing along to their anthem “Simply Livin'”.

A two-man international powerhouse comprised of Dean Ferrito (UK) and Matthias Niehues (USA), their versatile collaboration on this track brings us back to iconic music eras where effective songwriting and melody placement was high on the priority list.

With 90s-style production value showcasing this song’s grungy rock signature sound with an upbeat flavor, “Simply Livin'” and its unwavering catchiness has that staying power – where the song stays with you even far after it’s over. You might still be humming in your head or even putting it on repeat relentlessly, regardless – this jam completely sticks in your head with that staying power. And that’s a rare gem in today’s modernized music realm.

Reminiscent to the song title, one of the best components of “Simply Livin'” is the simplicity itself, as well as authenticity. The duo brings forth a style that has soaring guitar progressions, a thriving rhythm section and catchy vocal melodies with a 90s rock sensibility that leaves you wanting more – and they don’t need post production theatrics or one-trick-pony methods to keep you interested. Just authentic songwriting and brilliant melody choices that will have you singing along from the very first listen.

This track is Trace The Sidewalk‘s debut single, and just one of eight original tracks that’s going to be on their debut album slated for release Christmas Day of 2018. It’s gonna be a rockin’ holiday!

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