VIANA Releases Music Video For Debut Single “Wine & Roses”

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New dark pop artist Viana has released a music video for her debut single, “Wine & Roses,” out NOW. Most known as lead vocalist of the recently disbanded funky pop rock band Royal Street, Viana transforms into her own on “Wine & Roses”; it’s fierce, unconventional, and pristine. The music video is a sophisticated, yet sensual, visual – a perfect companion for the sleek track. Although simple, the video’s aesthetic and color palette perfectly align with Viana’s vision on “Wine & Roses”; she has a beautifully developed and seasoned sense of self. A self-described ‘dark alternative-pop’ artist, Viana fashions an eerie, yet riveting sound on “Wine & Roses”. About the track, she states:

Wine & Roses is a song about losing yourself in what used to be. We get hung up on our past, and often times we let it put a negative hold on our future. As we live more and more, we learn more and more, and it shapes us into the person we are meant to be. Even the adverse times in our lives make us who we are in the long run. The song ends with saying “Keep the magic close, if it’s all you know. The wine will always flow.” Meaning keep your passions close to your heart and keep moving, and you’ll get where you need to be. All of the lessons you learn along the way will bring you there. The chorus proclaims, “ I’m stuck with visions of you” meaning that what happened in our past becomes a part of us…we don’t ever forget, but we can move onto better times while carrying the lessons we’ve learned.

Viana has been singing ever since she can remember. She was born in the summer of 1993. Raised on church gospel, classic rock and a touch of jazz , Viana’s vocals have morphed through the years into a sound uniquely hers. A decade of fronting pop-punk bands, starring in local musical productions and dabbling in some moderate witchcraft have been integral in the formation of the ethereal melody-machine that is Viana.

Viana’s sound can best be described as dark alternative-pop. Enchanting beats, flawless vocal runs and syrupy sweet lyrics are enough to wake the dead and get even the saddest bones moving. Her influences include other unique and strong female singer-songwriters such as Maggie Rogers, FKA Twigs, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers and of course, our lord and savior, Beyoncé. With a style influenced by a combination of being a sucker for a catchy melody, yet still bringing a natural edge brought on by years of fronting rock bands, paired with her giant doe-eyes and freckles, Viana’s presence is one to pay attention to. Her gifts were shared while touring with past bands Sienna and Royal Street, playing to small groups in basements, and to crowds of 2,000+ enthusiastic and captivated show-goers.

Viana’s mission through music is to connect with all people and remember that self expression should be about going with your gut and listening to your own instincts. Growing up in a female fronted band always striving to be the next big thing brings an unnecessary pressure. These days, she creates what she wants and what feels most comfortable for her, and wants to help her listeners do the same. After ten years of collaborative work, Viana’s fierce independence has led to the shedding of her past skin and the incubation of this unapologetically Viana project: new, strange, and no-fucks-given. “Wine & Roses” is available on all digital music platforms NOW.

 

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HAAS Releases Music Video For Debut Single “Behind Those Eyes”

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Virginia-based pop/rock project HAAS have released a music video for their debut single, “Behind Those Eyes,” out NOW. After an extensive about of self-discovery and reflection, lead vocalist Sam Haas brings the project to life through a reflective set of lyrics in “Behind Those Eyes.” HAAS approaches the broad pop/rock genre with ease; “Behind Those Eyes” showcases pulsing, rhythmic guitars and powerful lead vocals. The single paves the way for HAAS’ five-track debut EP, due out later this year. The music video, which serves as an open letter of sorts to Sam’s sister, kicks off with an emotional discussion between the pair, setting the tone for a moving, yet powerful, visual. About the track, lead vocalist Sam Haas states:

“Behind Those Eyes” is the debut single off HAAS’ upcoming EP. This song is about the dynamics of my relationship with my sister, at a particular point in time, and how an outside influence was changing my perception of her. The song shows the emotional roller coaster that was a year of my life. It shows how an outside influence can have so much influence over someone. This is a song about my efforts to “save” her, but at some point, you have to stop trying and move on. Though this song is immensely personal, I believe that it can be applied to any type of relationship

HAAS is a pop/rock band from Virginia. The name HAAS stems from lead vocalist Sam Haas who decided to pay tribute to not only her family name but her late grandfather who inspired her through his music. After years of playing around with names and ideas, HAAS became the official name in 2018. Through the use of catchy melodies, rhythmic guitars, and expressive lyrics, HAAS has been able to marry the pop/rock sound. The group uses music not only as an outlet for themselves, but want the music to be an outlet for others. They draw on personal hardships, such as loss, strained relationships, bullying, depression, and anxiety, but also hardships within the world today. HAAS strives to promote a place of safety and inclusivity, where it is okay to be who you are and forget about the real world for a minute. HAAS has discussed being bullied and scared of being who they are and by embracing themselves, they hope to inspire others to do the same; “love who you are and don’t be afraid to do the things you want.” HAAS plans to release their debut five-song EP in the Spring. Their new single “Behind Those Eyes” is available on all digital platforms NOW.

 

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Hello, my loves!

I wanted to start off by saying that, for me, Valentine’s Day has never been the day that it is for most people. In high school, I had a rose gram sent to me by the guy who eventually ended up breaking my heart for the first time lol. Also in high school, I received a phone call from a juvenile detention center from a guy who made a habit out of stealing cars with his friends, but, to this day, treated ME better than anyone else had. At the time, I thought to myself, “Omg, this guy likes me that much that he’ll call me from juvi to wish me a Happy Valentine’s Day!” You know, instead of, like, not stealing cars and being with me in person?? Haha.

When my niece was born and started school, she used to make me the cutest little Valentine’s likes this one & it made my day better than anyone else’s in the world, I guarantee it.

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I always thought that if I did have a special man in my life, I’d be more appreciative of little gestures throughout the year as opposed to one day of the year where everyone thinks it’s necessary to do so. Maybe that’s my singleness showing haha. Either way, I don’t knock it for those who take it seriously, but it does kind of shine a light on those of us who haven’t had much luck in that department over the years. So, now that my niece is in high school and no longer makes me those adorable Valentines, I choose to do something special for myself. Even if it’s just buying myself some chocolate!

This Valentine’s Day, we were blessed with a new cover and music video from one of my favorite duos – SUPERFRUIT. Superfruit is composed of Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi from Pentatonix and they’re phenomenal. Their voices are SO good and their vibe is contagious. I posted yesterday about their announcement for the cover track that would be released today because they posted a picture teasing that they’d be joined by a special guest. Lo and behold, my guess on who that person was (Spoiler Alert: Adam Rippon) correct and I AM HERE FOR IT. If ever we needed a legendary trio, it’s now and it’s this one!

Side note: I had the pleasure of meeting Adam last year in South Florida for my 34th birthday and he was an absolute sweetheart!

I feel like a was tricked a bit because I thought Adam would be singing with them on the the cover of When In Rome’s “The Promise,” but he’s not. Adam skates beautifully on the ice while Scott & Mitch give off some serious 80’s vibes and incredible vocals!

So, for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to show some love and appreciation for anyone reading this and supporting my journey on the blog. Since I can’t send you all teddy bears and chocolate, my gift to you is my new favorite music video covering a song that was released in the decade I was born.

ENJOY your Valentine’s Day, whether it be with a loved one, with family or with YOURSELF! You’re not alone!

Excuse me while I go watch this video repeatedly for the rest of the day!

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET | 60-Second Spot Announces IMAGINE DRAGONS’ “Zero” Music Video

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Announcing the release of Imagine Dragons’ new video for “Zero,” the end-credit song they wrote for RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, check out this new 60-second spot that debuts today.

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SYNOPSIS: Video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game. Their quest takes them to the vast world of the internet, a world Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.

Tune in tomorrow to see Imagine Dragons’ “Zero” music video.

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET opens Nov. 21, 2018.

 

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DON BROCO Release Video For ‘The Blues’

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SHARE VIDEO FOR
THE BLUES
WATCH HERE

EUROPEAN HEADLINE DATES IN JANUARY

ON TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
MAIN SUPPORT FOR MIKE SHINODA

UK ARENA TOUR IN FEBRUARY
LAST REMAINING TICKETS RELEASED FOR WEMBLEY
2ND MANCHESTER DATE SOLD OUT

Ahead of their huge U.S. tour supporting Mike Shinoda, Don Broco have shared a new video for ‘The Blues’, as well as announcing new headline dates in Europe.

Featuring footage from their extensive touring this year, including Warped Tour and the band’s European dates with 30 Seconds To Mars and Mike Shinoda, the video sees the band laying waste to festival stages and having a lot of FUN around the world.

“We had an absolute blast this summer,” says singer Rob Damiani. “Getting to experience Warped Tour on its last ever run, especially us playing it for the first time, was an insane few weeks we’ll never forget. We got back to the UK just in time for Reading & Leeds and honestly couldn’t have asked for a better set of homecoming shows. It was a mad weekend at our fave fest in the world. Straight after that we headed to Europe for some big ol’ gigs with 30 Seconds To Mars and Mike Shinoda and got to play some places for the very first time (shoutout Poland!) We couldn’t fit anywhere near it all into three and a half minutes, but we tried and hope you enjoy our vid for ‘The Blues’. To everyone that caught us live this summer thank you and we’ll be seeing you all very soon!”

Don Broco embark on a huge North American tour as main support for Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda next week, starting in Montreal and including dates in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco amongst many others.

They then continue their World Tour with some very special dates with MAN WITH A MISSION in Asia, before kicking off 2019 with a headline run through Europe, starting in Madrid on January 19th.

These dates come ahead of the band’s biggest UK headline tour to date in February, which will see them play arenas around the country, including a date at London’s SSE Wembley Arena, and two shows at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, one of which has already sold out.

The band have now announced the release of the final remaining tickets for the Wembley Arena show, which are on sale now and available here.

U.S. TOUR DATES (W/ MIKE SHINODA)
Full tour dates can be found here.

JAPANESE TOUR DATES (W/ MAN WITH A MISSION)
12/18 – Osaka
12/19 – Tokyo

EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES
1/17 – Madrid, Sala Cool Stage
1/18 – Barcelona, La Nau
1/19 – Milan, Legend Club
1/21 – Vienna, Flex
1/22 – Warsaw, Proxima
1/24 – Berlin, Bi Nuu
1/25 – Frankfurt, Zoom
1/26 – Paris, La Maroquinerie
1/27 – Cologne, Club Volta
1/29 – Utrecht, TivoliVrendenburg

UK ARENA DATES 
2/1 – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
2/2 – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse *SOLD OUT*
2/3 – Plymouth, Pavillions
2/5 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
2/7 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
2/8 – Nottingham, Motorpoint
2/9 – London, SSE Wembley Arena

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PASSENGER | Release New Single ‘Heart To Love’

PASSENGER – ‘HEART TO LOVE’

THE NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW
LISTEN HERE

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FROM ‘RUNAWAY’ THE NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 31ST
ALSO CONTAINS RADIO 2 PLAYLISTED LEAD SINGLE ‘HELL OR HIGH WATER’

PRE-ORDER

‘Heart To Love’ is the stunning new single from Passenger, available to stream today and as an instant grat with pre-orders of the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter’s new album ‘Runaway’, which is released on August 31st on Black Crow Records via Cooking Vinyl.

“’Heart to Love’ is a song I’ve tried to record a few times and for whatever reason it just wouldn’t work,” says Passenger, aka Brighton’s Mike Rosenberg. “Finally we’ve recorded it in a way that it sounds exciting and how I always imagined it. It’s a simple song really, about trying to find the right person, which is probably something that everyone can relate to.”

The song’s evocative video was shot on Las Vegas’ famous Strip by long-time collaborator Jarrad Seng during a three-week road trip the pair undertook earlier this year, filming promos for every track on ‘Runaway’.

‘Heart To Love’ is the second single to be lifted from ‘Runway’, and follows the Radio 2 playlisted lead single ‘Hell Or High Water’, which has received over 14 million streams across Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

‘Runaway’ is released on CD, Vinyl LP and download with Deluxe 2CD, 2LP and Deluxe Digital formats available that include Live Acoustic versions of the album recorded across North America. Pre-order the album now and instantly receive four tracks – both singles plus title track ‘Runaway’ and ‘Why I Can’t Change.’

Passenger’s 2016 album, ‘Young As The Morning Old As The Sea’ entered the UK charts at No.1, ahead of Bruce Springsteen, and the subsequent tour saw Rosenberg play his largest headline tour to date with a total audience of over 1.4 million across 29 countries, including playing to over 13,500 people at Amsterdam’s ZiggoDome. Passenger will support the release of ‘Runaway’ with an extensive world tour, beginning in Edinburgh on August 29th with a sold-out show at Queens Hall. His dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Brighton are also sold-out. Support on all UK dates comes from Lucy Rose.

Passenger is one of the most successful UK artists of this decade, a streaming phenomenon who has had well in excess of a billion streams on Spotify. The video for his Ivor Novello Award-winning single ‘Let Her Go’ has been viewed almost two billion times. The single reached No.1 in 19 countries, with the accompanying album ‘All The Little Lights’ achieving platinum or multi-platinum status in 11 countries.

‘Runaway’ finds Passenger embracing the epic: the melodies are unforgettable, the choruses colossal. The album, Rosenberg’s tenth in 11 years, was recorded between the UK and Australia with his co-producer, Chris Vallejo, but its aesthetic is North American.  “My dad is American,” Rosenberg explains, “and we used to go over every other summer when we were kids. I always loved it. I guess I was seduced by it a little bit. It was such a culture shock coming from England.”

As well as the Las Vegas-set promo for ‘Heart To Love’, three other ‘Runaway’ videos are available to view now: lead single ‘Hell Or High Water’, shot in the epic landscapes of a series of National Parks; the sublime ‘Why I Can’t Change’, which is seeped in influences such as the Traveling Wilburys and early Fleetwood Mac; and album title track ‘Runaway’, which features Rosenberg running through spectacular locations including Death Valley and Monument Valley, Lombard Street in San Francisco, and New York’s High Line. All tracks are also available as instant grats with album pre-orders.

PASSENGER LIVE:

Festival dates:

July 26              Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary, Canada
July 28              LL Bean Summer Series, Freeport, ME, USA
July 29              Newport Folk Festival, Newport – RI, USA
Aug 2               A Summers Tale, Luhmühlen, Germany
Aug 4               Ronquières Festival, Ronquières, Belgium
Aug 5               Dranouter Festival, Belgium

 

Headline European Tour:

Aug 29              Edinburgh, Queens Hall (SOLD OUT)
Aug 30              Glasgow, Barrowlands*
Sept 1              Dublin, Vicar Street
Sept 2              Belfast, Ulster Hall
Sept 4              Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sept 5              Birmingham, O2 Institute (SOLD OUT)
Sept 8              London, Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
Sept 9              Brighton, Dome (SOLD OUT)
Sept 15             Munich, Tonhalle
Sept 17             Zurich, Volkshaus
Sept 18             Milan, Alcatraz
Sept 21             Copenhagen, VEGA
Sep 22              Stockholm, Göta Lejon
Sept 24             Berlin, Astra
Sept 26             Amsterdam, AFAS Live (SOLD OUT)
Sept 27             Cologne, Live Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sept 29             Antwerp, Trix (SOLD OUT)
Sept 30             Paris, YOYO

*Moved from O2 ABC Glasgow

 

Headline North America Tour:

Oct 13              Nashville Cannery Ballroom
Oct 14              Atlanta Buckhead Theatre
Oct 16              Washington 9.30 Club
Oct 18              New York Brooklyn Steel
Oct 19              Boston Paradise Rock Club (SOLD OUT)
Oct 21              Montreal Corona Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Oct 23              Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Oct 25              Minneapolis First Avenue
Oct 27              Denver Gothic Theatre
Oct 30              Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Oct 31              Seattle Showbox @ The Market
Nov 2               Portland Crystal Ballroom
Nov 4               San Francisco The Fillmore
Nov 6               Los Angeles The Belaboo

Harry Styles | “KIWI” Video Out Now! [watch]

Good morning, everyone!

Today we are blessed with the latest video from Harry Styles off of his self-titled debut album! I know this made my niece’s day, and I hope it makes yours as well!

Here’s the video for “Kiwi”

If you happen to live under a rock and haven’t seen the debut video from the album, here is “Sign of the Times”

The album is fantastic and features an 80’s rock-inspired sound that is rather surprising to some who are unaware of his talent. (Note: If Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue can admit that this is a great album, that is saying A LOT. Nikki Sixx is extremely outspoken and knows music like the back of his hand. It’s definitely a compliment to Harry) Check it out and let me know what you think!

 

STARSAILOR Announce Deluxe Album and New Video for ‘Listen To Your Heart’ | @Starsailorband

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DIGITAL DELUXE ALBUM AVAILABLE TODAY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 

NEW ACOUSTIC VIDEO

‘LISTEN TO YOUR HEART’

WATCH HERE

“Winning fusion of powerpop, electronics and blue-eyed soul.” – Mojo

“…guitar, keyboard and vocal elements perfectly blended into the type of arena sound formula that works for Coldplay and U2.” – Louder Than War

Starsailor have announced the release of the digital deluxe edition of their latest album All This Life, which will be available to download/stream here today (October 27th) and includes acoustic versions of 4 songs from the album.

All This Life is Starsailor’s first album since 2009 and their highest chart placing for 12 years. The album has been greeted with rave reviews and is their fifth consecutive Top 30 studio album seeing the band re-energised and on outstanding form.

The band have also released a video for the live acoustic version of the ‘Listen To Your Heart’, which is taken from the new album and filmed in an intimate session during the recording process.

The band finished their UK headline tour last night at KOKO, Camden, before heading off for an extensive tour around Europe.

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Dan Owen releases video for new single ‘Hideaway’ | @danowenmusic

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DAN OWEN

‘HIDEAWAY’
VIDEO REVEALED

WATCH HERE

RADIO 2 PLAYS FROM
DERMOT O’LEARY, ZOE BALL AND JO WHILEY
VIRGIN RADIO ‘RECORD OF THE WEEK’

Dan Owen has released the video for his brand new single ‘Hideaway’, out now through Atlantic Records.

The video sees Dan playing one half of an escaping couple, running from attackers through a menacing English countryside setting as they are caught up in an intense car chase and terrorised by snarling attack dogs.

‘Hideaway’ enlists huge blues riffs which bolster the mighty soulful tones of Dan’s jaw-dropping vocal abilities. The song is achieving widespread exposure with plays at Radio 2 from Dermot O’Leary, Zoe Ball and Joe Whiely, while it has also been featured as Virgin Radio’s recent ‘Record Of The Week’ and soundtracks the Boots No.7 televised and online advert.

Dan has gained critical acclaim across the world following his debut release on Atlantic Records with ‘Moonlight’ earlier this year. He has become a big live draw across the UK and Europe and has just completed a 16-date sold out headline tour, including a headline show at London’s OMEARA last night. He’s also played a number of high profile festivals this summer including Latitude and Barn On The Farm among many others.

With the release of ‘Hideaway’ we find the Shrewsbury singer at his most bold and determined yet, delivering an impressive statement as one of the most exciting new voices in the UK today. His debut album will be released next year.

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ACCLAIM FOR DAN OWEN

“One of the UK’s most promising new voices”
Metro

“Dan Owen has a voice quite beyond his years, is a versatile guitarist and an electrifying live act as well”
The Independent

“Dan Owen has the voice from a soul who has lived a million years and experienced every element of life in its fullest”
TMRW

“Unflinching soulful ballad”
Shortlist

“Owen possesses one of the most arresting singing voices we’ve heard in a long time.”
Acoustic Magazine

“Dan straddles swooning soul and throaty blues”
Blues & Soul  

Singer-songwriter with a soaring high altitude voice”
Fred Perry Subculture

The Struts release video for ‘One Night Only’ | @TheStruts

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THE STRUTS
RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ WATCH HERE

UK rockers The Struts’ have just unveiled the video for their US hit single ‘One Night Only’. Directed by Ryan Hunter Phillips the video captures the band’s high energy, colorful and captivating live performance. Hunter Phillips has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and many more.

‘One Night Only’ is the first single off the band’s forthcoming album—the highly anticipated follow up to their 2016 debut, Everybody Wants, released on Interscope / Polydor Records.

The video follows their critically acclaimed sold-out show at London’s Electric Ballroom in September. Kerrang! described the gig as “a real turning point in the glistening rockers’ career”, while the Daily Star said that “Singer Luke Spiller certainly does have moves like Jagger, and gave him a run for his money in the costume change stakes too.”

The Struts are currently on tour throughout the U.S. supporting the Foo Fighters, after having recently performed in Europe with The Rolling Stones. The band have been on the road nonstop since their formation in 2012 including worldwide headline shows, prestigious festival slots and supports for The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and The Killers.

The Struts are Luke Spiller, Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).