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From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/24/2015 10:44:00 AM
Perth, Australia pop punk band Ready To Fire recently released the music video for their single "Lost In You". Watch below.
From: Perth, Australia
Sounds like: Pop Punk

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/24/2015 10:40:00 AM
Kansas City, MO rock band Alice Sweet Alice recently released their "A Letter From Michigan" single. Listen below.
From: Kansas City, MO
Sounds like: Rock

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/24/2015 10:36:00 AM
From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/22/2015 06:31:00 AM
Hudson Valley, NY based rock/metal band One Day Waiting gets interviewed and talks about their formation, the local scene and upcoming plans.
From: Hudson Valley, NY
Sounds like: Rock/Metal

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/20/2015 11:34:00 AM
Boston, MA based punk/hardcore band Agree To Disagree gets their "If You Think We Suck Now, Just Wait Til We Sellout" album reviewed. Check out our take below.
From: Boston, MA
Sounds like: Punk/Hardcore

Some would say that pop punk isn't what it used to be. Well Agree To Disagree are out to prove that pop punk is surely alive and kicking. The album is three years of greatest hits for the band which sums up to the sixteen tracks therein. "Stoop Kid's Afraid To Leave His Stoop" opens things up with an almost Set Your Goals type sound. The upbeat punk (almost but not quite pop punk) tendencies veer into early New Found Glory range with its harder tinge. "On My Own" adds the hardcore flair a bit more with its gang vocals from time to time. The track is a real treat for any hardcore/punk fan. "Life's Tough, Get A Helmet" is a summer track that would get a lot of play with the windows down. It screams pop punk with an edge. "Frame Of Mind" is the first single and is sure to form movement on the dance floor as its fast, heavy and melodic. It's catchy as hell and the radio potential is off the charts. It's a tremendous track. "Reunion" gets right into it with its catchy guitar riffs. Everything on the track just works naturally. There's a bit of early My Chemical Romance to it and just flows smooth. "Silver Snakes Just Can't Win" brings things down a notch to almost Blink 182 range. The track is slower but still packs a little punch. "Greetings, True Believers" picks things back up a bit and keep an even pace with the album. The breakdown towards the end is a solid touch. "The Basement Song (Havoc)" begins with a very much influenced New Found Glory opening before it translates into the upbeat punk with traces of hardcore sound. It'll get your blood and juices flowing with its high intensity for sure. "Remembrance At Its Finest" opens with gang vocals and just explodes from there with a very solid track. The hardcore influence on the track is tremendous and really brings it up a level. "Famous Last Words" is a short track. It's just pure fast punk that's in your face. "I'm Wearing A Top Hat (England)" has The Offspring vibe to it which when mashed with the hardcore influences really makes something unique. It brings to mind Evergreen Terrace and Every New Day. It's a real treat to listen to. The guitar work on the track is amazing. "Changing Seasons" is a head bopping track that really shines through on the album. "Over The Water Tower And To The Left" sends things to a whole new level on the album. The seamless pop punk breakdowns and vocals make this a perfect track to listen to as a pop punk fan. It has everything you'll ever need. "No More" is a passionate acoustic track that shows another side of the band. It's something personal and remarkable. "He's Not Flying, He's Just Falling With Style" gets back into the fold of things with its almost A Day To Remember sound. It's poppy but heavy. "Kids Think They're Bulletproof" closes things out in a six minute track that is just oozing pop punk sweet goodness. The track and rest of the album are top notch and should be heard immediately.

Agree To Disagree put out an album that blows the doors off the pop punk/hardcore scene. The way they mesh styles and form their own identity with the music is something truly special. 16 songs may seem like a long album but it's so easy to listen to that one might say that it's too short. Pop punk just got a shot of adrenaline in the form of Agree To Disagree. 3 years worth of songs but 16 tracks full of enjoyment for the listener.

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/15/2015 06:25:00 AM
San, Jose, CA hip hop artist Lucid Optics recently released a music video for his track "The Fox Brings No News". Check it out below.

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/13/2015 10:56:00 AM
Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil metalcore band Awaking The Crowd recently released part 2 of their "Live & Life" documentary series. The band discusses the trajectory of ATC and showcases a studio performance of their track "This Is My Chance".
From: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sounds like: Metalcore

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/05/2015 11:52:00 AM
Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil metalcore band Awaking The Crowd recently released part 2 of their "Live & Life" documentary series. The band discusses the trajectory of ATC and showcases a studio performance of their track "You Are Not Ready For This".
From: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sounds like: Metalcore

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/04/2015 11:32:00 AM
Madrid, Spain based alternative rock band Screams On Sunday gets their "Call Reality A Lie" EP reviewed. Check out our take below.
From: Madrid, Spain
Sounds like: Alternative Rock

Screams On Sunday is a female fronted alternative rock band from Madrid, Spain looking to make a name for themselves with their catchy alternative rock sound. "That's Not My Soul" kicks things off with an almost Tonight Alive/Nearly Deads type pop/rock track. The track has a driving melody and really takes advantage of the vocal range of the singer and the incredible instrumentation. "Trying" is a great rock track. It would be an awesome track to hear on the radio. It'd be blaring out many a car windows, that's for sure. The track is extremely diverse in its rock style. Just listen to it and see for yourself. "The Puppets Game" is a tad fast and punky. It shows a different side than the other tracks but still comes back to its alternative rock roots. The guitar riffs throughout is a nice addition. "Call Reality A Lie" is the lead single and doesn't disappoint. The breakdown in the opening will surely get the live crowd moving. The track has a dash of Evanescence mixed with Halestorm. It really works well as a single and music video (which can be seen here). "Double Life" closes out the EP with a City Of The Weak influenced sound. The uptempo track really showcases things nicely for a closer.

The band really know how to put out a well produced EP. Clocking in at twenty minutes it's short and sweet. It's catchy as hell and it rocks. If you're looking for the next female fronted rock band to hit it big, look no further than Screams On Sunday from Spain. Music is global and Screams On Sunday are proving that Spain deserves to be taken seriously in the rock music scene.

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/03/2015 11:39:00 AM
Boston, MA alternative/new wave group Contact gets interviewed and talks about their "Fascination Shadow" music video, being on the "Laggies" movie soundtrack, their past history and much more.
From: Boston, MA
Sounds like: Alternative/New Wave

1. You guys recently played a show with Mae for their anniversary tour. How did that go?

The show was a blast. Sarah and I are huge Mae fans and getting to share the stage for such a significant event was awesome. They all really dug our set which was the best compliment we could ask for, such a win.

2. Your music video for "Fascination Shadow" recently was released. Tell us a little bit about the concept of the video and the overall tone of the track.

The track is fast, aggressive and a little spooky. We wanted a simple video that really showed a lot of Sarah, a little performance and was minimal in terms of a story line. The director Zakk Bates completely nailed it. He came up with this theme of multiple Sarahs essentially meeting the black hole of her existence, which represents this endless desire towards temptation.

3. How is the new release coming along? Will it be an EP or full length? Does it have a release date/title?

The new release is just about finished. I have a little last minute mixing to finish, but the record is really done. Its 10 songs that we have worked and re-worked multiple times. We originally were shooting for an EP, but ended up having enough for 10 songs, so we figured why not. We have no release date yet, but should have something soon. As for a title; we are still trying to decide. I'm sure we’ll settle the day before we need too haha.

4. How did the name Contact come about from previously being known as Young London?

We got sick of pop. We realized we were doing something that we wouldn’t have done without the influence of our old label. We decided to take a HUGE risk by changing our name to something not only completely unsearchable, but very different from the old name. We had always wanted to be called Contact, before YL came about, but we were convinced by other people to go with YL.

5. You guys recently had the Young London track "That Feeling" on the Laggies movie soundtrack which was scored by Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and starred Chloe Grace Moretz, Kiera Knightley and Sam Rockwell. How did that come about and what were your thoughts on the film?

Our team helped us with that placement and we couldn’t be more excited. Honestly, its a dream come true for us to have a song featured in the main part of a film. The movie was cool and I may or may not have teared up when our song was blasting during the prom scene.

6. What are some of your favorite tracks to play live?

Right now I love playing "Fascination Shadow" live because I feel like people know it and its so fast that it just has this amazing energy. Our next single, ’Somewhere’ is another favorite to play for almost the exact opposite reason, its super moody and people seem to really get what we are going for.

7. How has the writing process come about within the group?

Sarah and I have come a long way in terms of writing together. We started off trying way too hard. We organically went back to our roots of writing alone and then combining our efforts once the song already had a life of its own. However, every song on this record has a different weird way in which it came about. Sometimes the song needed to be played live, other times I needed to just let Sarah make the final decisions.

8. What could people expect from your live show?

Honesty. We are really trying to portray the meaning and vibe of the songs live. We are just really enjoying keeping it simple right now.

9. You been doing music for quite some time in a few groups of diverse styles including being on a label such as Tooth & Nail Records. What have you learned from then until now in the industry? Do you have any regrets?

I have learned so much. I have no regrets. I have been doing this for so long that I have seen the ups and downs in my own career and all my friends around me. It took me a long time to learn that the most important thing is honesty. I would always wonder why some songs went over well and others didn’t, then I realized the only thing that matters is being genuine to myself.

10. What's next for Contact? Any plans on a nationwide tour?

Finish this record, shoot another music video, tour a ton and be so stoked playing these songs live.

11. Any shoutouts?

Per usual (circa 2007) shoutout to you Mike, really appreciate you thinking of us, and loving music.

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/02/2015 11:44:00 AM
Windsor, Ontario, Canada metalcore band Among Titans recently released a lyric video for their single "Double Down". Check it out below.

From The Depths Entertainment  /  3/02/2015 11:42:00 AM
Madrid, Spain based alternative rock band Screams On Sunday recently released their "Call Reality A Lie" EP. Listen below.
From: Madrid, Spain
Sounds like: Alternative Rock

From The Depths Entertainment  /  2/26/2015 07:49:00 AM
Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil metalcore band Awaking The Crowd recently released part 1 of their "Live & Life" documentary series. The band discusses what ATC means to them and showcases a studio performance of their track "What Are You Waiting".
From: Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sounds like: Metalcore

From The Depths Entertainment  /  2/24/2015 01:18:00 PM
Howell, NJ alternative rock band Out Of Ashes gets their "Trust Yourself" EP reviewed. Check out our take below.

Out Of Ashes brings their unique hybrid of pop punk/alternative rock to the forefront of their "Trust Yourself" EP. "You're Killing Me Kid" crashes in with an almost New Found Glory type breakdown which leads into an catchy pop punk/alternative rock vibe in the vein of Blink 182. The track is a great way to kick things off. The harsh vocals and splendid guitar solo later in the track are a pleasant surprise and add a bit of variety. "Tombstone" blows the doors off and sounds like a freight train coming at the listener. The Linkin Park influence is in high gear on the track. The hip hop vocals along with the heavy rock instrumentation work surprisingly well without sounding cheesy or forced. "Wrong Side Of The Argument" brings back the pop punk sound that sounds a bit like Four Year Strong or A Day To Remember. The track is extremely upbeat and catchy. It's a track that will be blaring loudly in the summertime. "Small Town Hero" is a rockin' good time of a track. The song encompasses just awesome alternative rock mixed with a dash of popcore throughout its four minute length. "Singer With An Ego (And Those Guys Or Whatever)" opens with a very unique breakdown which turns into an almost Sevendust type sound. The track screams to be played live and having the crowd sing back the vocals. It's probably the heaviest track on the EP. "Above All Else" closes out the EP with its ultra catchy sound. The alternative rock sound heard here is radio friendly as hell and should be welcomed on any and all radio stations. Six tracks of this quality isn't heard very often. Do yourself a favor and pick up this EP.

Out Of Ashes is a band for any fan of rock music. There's so much here to like that really transcends the genre to new heights. "Trust Yourself" and go pick up this EP right now!

From The Depths Entertainment  /  2/05/2015 09:33:00 AM
Howell, NJ based rock band Out Of Ashes gets interviewed and talks about their style of music, the rock scene and upcoming plans.
From: Howell, NJ
Sounds like: Rock

Out of Ashes is:
Rob Intili- Vocals
Don Chin- Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar
Bradford Sawyer- Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals
Sam Stewart- Bass
Alex Berwick- Drums

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Out Of Ashes” and is there any meaning behind it?

Rob: I started playing in bands about 10 years ago when a friend of mine randomly asked me to join his band for fun. That snowballed and eventually led me to realize that making music was my true passion and what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. Our sound is basically developed from the vast influences we have as a group and us just taking those and blending them all together.

Don: Well, back as a sophomore in Highschool a few of my friends and I decided to start a band, funny part was I didn't really play an instrument besides trombone and piano. I ended up just picking up an electric bass (6 stringer Ibanez... I loved Dream Theater) and haven't looked back since. Went on to study jazz theory and perfected my craft with former Berklee professor Joe Macaro, who had also worked with Victor Wooten, helping me to truly understand music as not just an art, but as a language.

Brad: My dad has always played guitar so music was always around me. I got my first guitar when I was 13 and played a little, but once I heard "Learning to See" by Van Halen and "Walk" by Pantera I started loving music and really got into them. I heard Zakk Wylde and John 5 and now guitar is my absolute passion! But I have to give the credit to my dad he taught me everything I know when it comes to guitar, without him I wouldn't be playing guitar!

Sam: I really enjoyed playing Guitar Hero so my mom made me play start playing actual guitar... thanks mom! I like to think we are the Phoenix rising from the ashes. But not like the capital of Arizona, but like the bird. But I do like Arizona Iced Tea, especially the Arnold Palmer kind. I always put Cheeze Its together with Arizona Iced Tea, but not Cheeze Nips like Brad likes yuck they are no good.

Alex: I have been playing drums for about 12 years. Ever since I was little, I always wanted things to bang on, and once I was in middle school, I joined the school band. At the time, we were pretty close with the high school band teacher, and he started to give me private drum lessons after school let out. As the years went by, I continued private lessons from school teachers to professional drummers, as well as self-taught on various ends. I played in and out of countless bands, whether as a studio drummer or permanent member, as well as being a member of jazz/rock, symphonic, and marching bands through middle and high school. All of that, as well as playing along to the radio, led me to develop my own sound and style. Out of Ashes began when Rob and I each left our respective bands, surprisingly, I think, the same night. Rob and I were discussing possible band names and Rob (I believe) thought up Out of Ashes, and yes, it has significance. Out of Ashes was born from Rob and my fallout with our former bands. From the ashes of these bands, we created Out of Ashes.

2. How would you describe your music to the average listener?

Alex: Our music is a combination of all of our interests. We have some rock,, alternative, and pop-punky aspects mixed with some rap vocals. We have something for everyone - whether you want some catchy verses or sexy harmonies, insane guitar shredding, or just simply music you can't help but nod along too, we are confident you will find something to love in our music!

Rob: I would have to say something along the lines of musical schizophrenia. We live very much by the code of if we think it sounds cool we do it. No genre limitations, no worrying about what people think, we just go for it. That's part of what makes this so special for us.

3. What do you want the listener to take away from your music?

Don: Honestly, when I'm working on my lyrics I'm always trying to speak from my own experiences. If I can get someone to smile and know that everything will work out after hearing our music, I consider that a success. I want people take away hope I guess, just knowing that we've all been where they were and made it through.

Alex: I want everyone who listens to our songs to enjoy them. Since everyone in the band contributes their lyrics, our songs are chock-full of our personal experiences or feelings, situations we have experienced, obstacles we have overcome, and we believe we aren't the only ones who can relate to them. If the listener takes anything away from our songs, I want them to relate to the lyrics, and get sucked into the music and melodies.

4. What can people expect from your live show?

Brad: A fun, happy environment with support! Basically I want every show to be a big party!

Sam: A lot of harmonies, sick guitar riffs, jumping, singing along, and partying. Party Party Party.

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Rob: Linkin Park, A Day to Remember, and Dangerkids.

Don: It would be an odd tour but for me.... Dream Theater, Reel Big Fish with Scott back, and 311. They were my first influences and still take up a large portion of what I listen to on my commutes to work.

Brad: Linkin Park, Four Year Strong, and Dangerkids.

Sam: Linkin Park, A Day to Remember, and Dangerkids.

Alex: Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, and Blink-182 (before all the drama).

6. Any crazy show stories?

Sam: My bass strap ripped out the screw in my bass and I spent 90% of the last song in our set trying to fix it on stage. WOOO! Also Don basically broke his neck on his guitar and he didnt even know it til a few days after a show.

Rob: We had this one show at a coffee show that was just very strange. The show was supposed to start at a certain time and the opening band didn't show up until an hour after their set was supposed to start. Instead of having another band play first or moving the lineup around the people putting the show on chose to wait for the band. After that the show went fairly smooth, the other bands were pretty unorthodox but it was decent. Then when it came to the band right before we were supposed to go on things got really crazy. Not only did they take a full 35 minutes to set up and tune, they then played for about an hour which was twice their allotted set time. During their set the lead singer was high out of his mind on some kind of drug and stripped down to his boxers. We ended up not playing because things just got too crazy and one of the guys running the show got upset that we weren't happy with everything that was going on at the show. Good times.

7. What’s your take on the current state of rock?

Brad: A lot of people say it's dead, and I used to also, but it's not dead. It is just buried, there's still great rock out there, it's just harder to find. We have rap and pop shoved down our throats, people forget about rock but it's there you just have to find it!

Don: Sometimes I feel that bands are losing sight of why they do music to begin with especially when fans take offense to their maturing sound. At a certain point people stop talking about what happened in their 20s, priorities change and its reflected in the bands sound, nothing to be ashamed about for that. I think that rock is being revitalized as we move away from the domination of hip hop and pop in the market, but it has to learn to compromise with this generation of consumers that are averse to change.

8. What’s the current music scene like there in New Jersey both locally and state wide?

Don: Depends where you're at. The scenes are much larger in the cities like Philly and NY, but we have our little havens like New Brunswick and Asbury Park that allows a wide genre of bands to take shape and grow. From what I've seen pop punk is still strong while nu metal is making a comeback.

Alex: Where I am in NJ, not much of anything goes on! But state-wide there are a lot of great places to play or see shows. Personally, I think NJ has a decent local music scene.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Brad: It doesn't bother me at all. I don't make music for money I'd rather you download and love my music then not get a chance to hear it. I make music because I love it I don't care about a paycheck!

Rob: I'm torn, nothing makes me happier than having people hear and enjoy our music because that truly is the most important thing to me. But on the other hand illegal downloading is one of the largest reasons for the poor state of the music industry today. Double edged sword.

10. What’s next for Out Of Ashes?

Don: Bigger shows, better music, as long as our fans are happy I'll let them decide where we're going.

Rob: We are playing The Break Contest for a shot at playing the 2015 Skate & Surf Festival! Also we are writing, A LOT! We're planning to go back into the studio for our 2nd EP starting sometime this spring. We like to keep busy at all times! Also catch us on Instagram (@outofashesnj), we've been posting a series that we call "The Basement Sessions" which are basically 15 second clips of us playing popular songs acoustically in our secret basement lair! We are currently taking requests for songs!

11. Any shoutouts?

Alex: Itty Bitty Britty!

Don: Big thanks to my professor Joe Macaro and my vocal coach Colleen McDonald! Their guidance has helped me immeasurably. Also a big thanks to my family who has always supported me and ofcourse my friends who have made it to nearly every show I've played over the years! Oh and Drake's Fruit Pies, they seriously are the most amazing snack on the planet.

Brad: All of my family and friends who have come to shows and supported me, Never Enough, Dexi cat, Saltypaws, Ciara Synister, Columbus flea market, Dr Chocolate, Joey Taylor, the Columbus fire for not hitting my store, Cheese Nips, Talking in Scottish accents but only saying "great", Bonesaw at Kiss of Ink for stabbing me with with needles, Wawa, my Mercury Grand Marquis, Daewoo Lanos the really big pencils we used to use in kindergarten, Moobys, Randall Graves, the talking trees at the Katy Perry halftime show (the shark is overrated), Bubbles big rimmed glasses, Scotty Too Hotty, the guy that yells "my leg" in Spongebob, Alex's black sleeveless t shirts, Andy for letting my girlfriend's car chill in his driveway when it broke down (not Andy from Toy Story), Netflix, the life alert lady that can't get up, Bordentown Guitar Rescue, when I fell outside of Sam's house trying to get my foot up to Rob's chin, Cheese sticks and Turkey sandwiches for keeping me alive, Lt. Dan's new legs, Keanu Reeves, my favorite black t shirt from Walmart, checkers (not the food place or the game the pattern), Stephanie from that one episode of Family Guy, Abraham Lincoln's hunk of watermelon, Carter Pewterschmidt, Roger, Mclovin, Skylark Tonight, Forest Whitaker's good eye.

Rob: John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studio, Trollbrera, Steph Malfatto Photography, Park Nine Diner, The Jam Room, Chris from the Jam Room, Elmo the person, Gamechanger World, the WWE, Seth Rollins, Linkin Park for being awesome, our buddies in Dangerkids, No Parallels, James Benedetto's mustache... May it live on forever in glory!, GRIM, lady GRIM, Grime, Big Texas Buford, Wawa, Cheap gas, my family and friends who have been super supportive of me, Gazid, Steve from Staples, Geese, thanks Kane, Jeff Crespi, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Pizza, not being eaten by sharks, Phoebe, the cinderblock that I punted- sorry bro!, RKOs from outta nowhere, the Harlem Shake... remember that?!, people yelling, Heath Slater babay!, Legolas for showing off too much, the Winchesters, Bees, Netflix... RIP Blockbuster, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Will Smith, Michael Jackson's glove, Hugs, Snakes, Froggies :), Bae, Bay, Old Bay seasoning, Tom from MySpace, Doge, the Rock's eyebrow; not the raised one the other one, Test, Ocularis- Oooooouuuurrrrrhhhh, Big Naked Big Show aka BNBS, Uncle Joe & the Firefighters, Chip Skylark, the Neon Dynasty, Dr. Del Vento's dyed mustache, Peanutbutter, Chickie's & Pete's Crab Fries, Zombie Eddie Guerrero, Stuff and Thangs, Brock Lesnar vs Trent Reznor- the ultimate dream match.

Sam: The Rock, The Hurricane, DDP, DDP's Yoga program, Micheal Cole, Ryan Coyle-Simmons, Don Chin, Adam Charles, That kid who commented on our instagram picture but I never messaged him, The Based God, Tyler the Creator, Andy from Toy Story, Alex's Mustache, Godzilla, Red Stagnation, The entire cast of Shrek the Musical on Broadway, Anyone that still goes on Myspace, Jimmy Jpeg, Bumble Bee Man, Trent Reznor, James From BCOBM, Brock Lesnar, Don Chin, Brad's heritage in Finland, Squidward's Hopes and Dreams, Just Speak Letters, 13 Tons LP, In Our Glory, Bad Boy Scouts, Don Chin, Donald Chin, Donald Duck, Donald Trump, Rob's Brother Dan, Rob's Dad, Rob's old dog that his mom sold, Theory of Noise, Sea Otters, Baha Men, The entire NXT roster except Sasha Banks, The New Jersey Devils, Don's Beard, the 1985 Dallas Cowboys, Tatanka, That diner where me and Rob met Zach Ryder and Dolph Ziggler, Brad's dog Bailey, Alex's Pillow Pet collection, Six Flags Great Adventure, Batman: The Ride, Andrew From Chic Fil A, Rob's Blonde Hair, Enter Shikari, The Acacia Strain, Nissan Pathfinders, Timmy Turner, Dog From Catdog, Bolby from Jimmy Neutron, The Great Khali, Arizona Iced Tea, Cheeze Its, Duracell batteries, GoPro's, Milk, Tastycake Cookie Bars, Bagels, Wawa, Angelo D'Amico, Batman and Robin, Tape, Our Best Mistake, Staples, Sheep, iPhones, Xbox, Billy Carlos, Andy Stout, the guy who tried to sell Me and Rob t-shirts in the parking lot at the Wells Fargo Center, Nada Recording Studios, Jake the Merch Monster, Such Cold Nights, Don Chin, #donchin, Fulton Bank, Brad's Blue LTD Guitar, Bodee the dog, Dodge Neon's, Rob's Mom's house in Florida, Disney World, Universal Studios, and finally and most of all importantly Craigslist, who without, this whole band would not be possible. Thank You. :)))))))))))))))

From The Depths Entertainment  /  2/03/2015 03:39:00 PM
Madrid, Spain based alternative rock band Screams On Sunday gets interviewed and talks about their recent music video, the rock scene and upcoming plans.
From: Madrid, Spain
Sounds like: Alternative Rock

Answered by:
P: Patty
R: Raúl

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Screams On Sunday” and is there any meaning behind it?

R: We started out as any other band, covering songs from bands we loved. Shortly after, we started writing our first song. The idea (“That's Not my Soul”) was brought by Patty. We try to be more careful and ambitious with every new song we write. We always look for the best sound and each of us contributes to it,as, even though we are all rockers, this is a really broad genre and we all have different influences. Our sound, if we have already achieved it, is born from a part of each of us.

P: Regarding the band name Screams On Sunday, that's a funny story to tell. We had been thinking over some names during the week. We had several names to choose from, but we didn't feel very comfortable with any of them. Anyway, we all live far away from each other, so we generally talk things over the WhatsApp. That day I was talking over the phone with Alber while chatting with the guys on the WhatsApp. The thing is, I have two little sisters and sometimes they're really annoying. That day, which was a Sunday, they were screaming and yelling at each other, and I said to Alber: ”Hey, why don't we name our band Screams On Sunday?”. It was meant to be a joke, but we all liked it, so it stayed that way.

2. How was the recent music video shoot for "Call Reality A Lie"? Who directed it?

P: It was a mess hahahaha. It was our first time doing this, and there's really a lot to do to shoot a good or at least decent video. However, we were all really excited to be doing that and Pepe managed to do something really good with the little material means we had. Wanna hear a funny story? I gotta tell you, Raúl was scared as shit. Though he looks like a really brave guy, when we entered the abandoned house where we were going to record the video, he started looking really nervous and saying: “we should stay near the cars, in case someone steals them!”. He didn't even dare to enter the place until some time later hahahaha. When we started shooting the video, some homeless punk guys and girls(that were more or less in their twenties) came over and stayed watching how we recorded our video. We all started talking at each other, even Raúl. I guess they got tired of “Call Reality A Lie” after listening to it for more than three hours in a row.

R: Pepe directed it. He's our drummer/ director/ producer/ editor haha. He's the one who chose the setting and the places where each of us was going to be, the shots, the sequence and almost everything else. The story played by the actress came from Patty.

3. How is the new music coming along? Any release date?

R: We are currently working on new songs. We seek originality, our own sound and good compositions, which is not easy. We work hard for it in each rehearsal and in our homes to achieve it. We have 6 songs written, four of them being the ones already recorded. One of the new songs, “The Puppets Game”, will soon be released with the “Call Reality A Lie EP”, in which we will include five songs. Stay tuned!

4. What can people expect from your live show?

R: A good show. If something can describe us when playing concerts that's the show. Dances, moves, interacting with the crowd, good music. The people that come to our shows always have a great time and I assure you they won't be disappointed. Besides, we always try to bring a little surprise with us…

P: I agree with Raúl. People can expect a really good show combined with good live music! That's because we really enjoy playing and being onstage. And I guess that the bonds we have with each other get to the crowd somehow, though we have only been together for one year. I'm sure that these bonds will grow and make us better musicians, performers and friends, though I know this last one sounds cheesy hahaha.

5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

P: Only three? Raúl is gonna say Muse.

R: Each of us has a favorite band, so choosing only three bands would be complicated. We could weep if we could play with bands such as A Day To Remember, Fall Out Boy or Muse.

P: I told you, hahaha. I know Pepe would say All Time Low, for sure. I can't decide on three only. I'd definitely love to tour with ADTR and ATL, but I would also add Tonight Alive, I love how powerful they all are onstage. And I would add My Chemical Romance, though I'm aware of how impossible this is. Panic! At The Disco would also be an amazing choice.

6. Any crazy show stories?

R: I think each show is crazy. In my opinion, our last concert in the Moondance venue in Madrid was incredible. Dani and I made use of our new wireless guitar systems, and we decided to join the crowd more than once! There's nothing better than joining a pit in your own show!

P: Yes, that show was amazing! I loved the moment when we played a cover of “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters. Everyone was singing the song and the pit was really crazy. We all made use of our wireless system to join them and make them sing with us the song! It was really funny hahaha. I was scared, as Dani and Raúl were inside, really INSIDE the pit with the guitars, and it crossed my mind they could get their guitars broken hahaha Fortunately, that didn't happen.

7. What’s your take on the current state of rock?

R: Rock is not what it was anymore. But this is really obvious, We can't expect bands like Queen, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, etc to be born again. The truth is, eveything's already been made. Whatever you do, there will always be someone that says the song sounds similar to other song. That's why we have to search for, even though it's really difficult, originality, something that really could offer something new to the genre. And here is where the problem lies. Most people just try to get famous and make some money. So, this is why commercial rock is born, music made for everyone to listen. In the past, rockers looked for their own sound, but now that idea is rejected as it is a very difficult task. In my opinion, this is just a decay of the genre, and I hope the originality of sound to come back one day.

P: I'm not the pessimist kind to say rock is dead. I don't think rock is dead. Maybe there aren't big bands anymore like Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and so on. But we aren't being fair with our own generation. Those bands were the parents of rock, and we are the children. I must say, there are really talented bands and musicians, even more talented than before. The problem, as Raúl says, is a lack of originality. And in my opinion, this is a consequence of our current society: we want it all, and we want it now. There is a lack of meaning, a lack of depth. But that also applies to other fields of life. Music, most of the time, was a mean for change. Soul, gospel, rock...We can talk about a lot of artists and we will see most of them made a change. The “Imagine” by John Lennon, Sixto Rodriguez's music that people sang as anthems against the Apartheid in South Africa, and many, many more. As a friend of mine once said to me, and I think he's absolutely right: ” anyone can write a love song. The difficult part comes when you have to talk about the important things.”

8. What’s the current music scene like there in Spain both locally and country wide?

R: The current music scene in Spain is really bad. Record labels only look for bands that benefit them at a very low cost. Music venues don't support the bands, they only want to take all the possible money, giving the bands a minimum quantity. There are a lot of contests so that people get to know amateur bands. When you dive into these contests, you realize they are no different from what labels and venues look for: a benefit for the coordinators and little benefit for the musicians. What is clear for us, is that the original products, nationally and locally, are not supported. They just want commercial stuff. We have to shut our mouths more than once and play in places with abusive conditions.

P: Let's be honest, there aren't a lot of people that listen to rock in Spain, because labels don't want to sell it, it's inconvenient to them, they just want to sell pop, and pop that stays in Spain and never goes out. Can you believe that the first national rock radio station in Spain came out like two or three years ago, more or less? It's a shame, because there is a lot of rock talent in Spain and labels are losing them because they don't know how to manage the situation. In order to get rock music in Spain to stand out, a deep change in the overall system and culture would be needed.

9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

P: I'm not gonna be a hypocrite. I download music. Most of the people do. And I'm not against it. I mean, culture is meant to be shared. The problem comes when you download everything and don't buy an album or go to a live concert. Then you are being a parasite. Free downloading could be a good way of sharing and spreading culture if all people were conscious of the need of supporting the artists they like by buying the albums or paying to see live shows. It's a question of education and awareness.

10. What’s next for Screams On Sunday?

R: Our next aims are finishing several songs and recording a CD, continue playing concerts, taking over Spain, and if we could, more places around the world. We would like to sign to a record label so that we could move forward.

11. Any shoutouts?

R: We want to achieve our dream: to live from music. We are gonna fight for it, and we are not gonna stop doing what we like doing: enjoying ourselves and making others enjoy our music. Long live rock!

P: Yeah! We're gonna take over the world, so beware!

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Vendetta are a female fronted alternative metal band hailing from Cambridge, UK. The band has a unique style of metal that is hard to pinpoint but really makes a sound that is truly their own. "Martyr" starts things off with a bang in its female melody/growling that really sets the tone early. The instrumentation on the track is a mix of melodic death/technical metal. "Crocodile Tears" brings to mind early Kittie as it's fast, short and to the point with its aggression and melody. The technical bass lines even have a hint of Mudvayne to them. "Rare Breed" has nice exchange throughout between melodic and harsh vocals that brings to mind early Eyes Set To Kill. It's really a treat of a track to listen to. "How Convenient" continues the pace set before it. The track has a little bit of an alternative rock edge to it mixed with metalcore. It works really well. The instrumentation on the track really keeps things at a fast clip. "Lesson Learnt" will get your head bopping with a bouncy opening that transitions into a harsh/melodic exchange even complete with a mini gang chant. The song is solid and sets things up for the closing track "Swine". "Swine" is a crunchy track that is nearly six minutes of straight up Vendetta branded alternative metal sound. There's a ton to like on the track and the EP.

This is only a demo EP for Vendetta and it's really top notch music. They really fine tuned their sound into something special. The six tracks on the EP are something truly special. Such seamless melody and brutality should never be passed up, do yourself a favor and check out the "Illusions" Demo EP from Vendetta.

From The Depths Entertainment  /  1/31/2015 10:59:00 AM
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