• Apr : 10 : 2014 - Amped Up! LOSERS – “…And So We Shall Never Part” [Rock, Electonic, Indie]
  • Mar : 27 : 2014 - AK Spotlight: THE NEARLY DEADS – Interview with Theresa Jeane
  • Mar : 24 : 2014 - LISTEN: THE CHRONICLES OF ISRAFEL – “The Life I Know” [Metal, Prog-Rock] New Single!
  • Mar : 18 : 2014 - Watch: WATERBODIES – “Borgata” music video!
  • Mar : 9 : 2014 - Listen: WHITE NOISE OWL – “Feed” (feat. members of Lo-Pro, Snot/Amen, Evanescence) New EP March 11th!

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Rating: 8/10   LOSERS are: Tom Bellamy (ex Cooper Temple Clause) – Guitar & Vocals Paul Mullen (ex YourCodeNameIs:Milo/Young Legionnaire) – Guitar, Keys, Vocals Mark   Read More ...

THE NEARLY DEADS are a Rock/Post-Grunge band from Tampa, FL (now located in Nashville, TN). They’re on the cusp of a breakout and Ampkicker is   Read More ...

Chronicles of Israfel just relesased the first official single from the upcoming full length album “A Trillion Lights”   The track features the man behind   Read More ...

Founded in 2008,  Waterbodies is an alternative rock trio from St. Catharines, Ontario. Their latest album The Evil We Know is the band’s fourth release   Read More ...

White Noise Owl have a posted their first single “Feed” from their debut EP “Until We Meet Again“ to be released Mach 11th. Lineup -   Read More ...

interviews

Interview with Austin Jennings of THE VOICELESS THUNDER

Formed in Early 2012 in Houston,  TX.  Adding a mix genre of Jazz, Metal, Blues, Country and Hard Rock to the Houston music scene, The   Read More ...

reviews

The Currys “Follow” Review [Folk, Acoustic]

Some would argue that music has the ability to heal. But what makes this possible? Is it brilliant vocal harmonies that speak directly to your   Read More ...

Formed in Early 2012 in Houston,  TX.  Adding a mix genre of Jazz, Metal, Blues, Country and Hard Rock to the Houston music scene, The Voiceless Thunder is not your usual local act. The honest, inspiring lyrics of Shawn Crowson, groovy bass textures of Al Alvarez, ground shattering, on beat drum beats of Beejay Chester and the God given talent that allows Austin Jennings to shred unimaginable melodies and energetic   Read More ...

I’m a huge fan of these guys. They’re a dynamic folk/indie/rock group from Denton, TX and have been hailed by NPR music and have become a favorite to watch by Paste magazine. Hear their new single “Disappear” off of their forthcoming sophomore album out later this year.   Check out all of our previous coverage and an interview with the band.         http://www.serynsound.com/ https://www.facebook.com/serynsound

Rating: 8/10   LOSERS are: Tom Bellamy (ex Cooper Temple Clause) – Guitar & Vocals Paul Mullen (ex YourCodeNameIs:Milo/Young Legionnaire) – Guitar, Keys, Vocals Mark Heron (ex Oceansize/Kong) – Drums and Percussion Eddy TM (DJ/new music radio and club guru) – Bass, Keys and Backing Vocals   Greater than the sum of its parts, and these parts are pretty impressive. Main voice and guitar, Paul, was the soaring vocal fronting   Read More ...

Some would argue that music has the ability to heal. But what makes this possible? Is it brilliant vocal harmonies that speak directly to your heart? If so, THE CURRYS debut album “Follow” has hit the nail on the head.   The opener “Wrecking Ball,” barrels out of the speakers with a take it or leave it attitude. The lyrics center around a friendship that has been jeopardized by the   Read More ...

ARTIFEX PEREO is an experimental rock band from Louisville, KY and signed to Tooth & Nail Records. “Hand of Penance” is their first single off the new album Time In Place out on May 27th –     Time in Place, the band’s debut album on Tooth & Nail Records, will invigorate anyone enamored by the multi-instrumentalism of The Dear Hunter, the melodic triumph of Circa Survive, the abrasive experimentalism   Read More ...

Formed in 2011 at the Glasgow School of Art, Holy Esque have spent the past two years building a solid reputation as one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the independent scene. Winning high profile supporters across the board from BBC Radio 1’s Jen Long, Ally McCrae and Huw Stephens as well as NME and The Sunday Times Culture, their distinct brand of arena style hooks, post-punk rhythms,   Read More ...

THE NEARLY DEADS are a Rock/Post-Grunge band from Tampa, FL (now located in Nashville, TN). They’re on the cusp of a breakout and Ampkicker is here covering this awesome group with a featured interview with singer Theresa “TJ” Jeane.  Keep your ears open for these hard-hitting, un-dead-loving, straight-up-rock-and-roller’s new single “I SAID” – to be released April 8th! This will be the first single from their new FULL LENGTH album   Read More ...

Chronicles of Israfel just relesased the first official single from the upcoming full length album “A Trillion Lights”   The track features the man behind The Chronicles – Dominic Cifarelli on Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitars, Bass     We’ve been highly anticipating this album. If you want a little more info on the man behind the music – check out our interview from last February about The Chronicles of   Read More ...

Un-Reason is an Alternative / Post Punk / Industrial group from Savona, Italy.   In case you missed it, we covered Un-Reason last year and did an interview with the guys. Check that out here!      

Founded in 2008,  Waterbodies is an alternative rock trio from St. Catharines, Ontario. Their latest album The Evil We Know is the band’s fourth release of pure indie-rock brilliance.   Here’s the video for “Borgata” from the album The Evil We Know True to Waterbodies DIY nature, the video for “Borgata” was created entirely by the members of the band, as was their first single “How to Burn Bridges”. The   Read More ...

WITH OUR ARMS TO THE SUN is a Post-Rock, Experimental, Art Rock band from Sedona, Arizona. The band has been hard at work with their new album A Far Away Wonder to be released later this year and have started taking pre-orders for the album. The drums were engineered by Aaron Harris of the bands ISIS and Palms, and some songs feature a collaboration with film composer Jonathan Levi Shanes.   Read More ...

White Noise Owl have a posted their first single “Feed” from their debut EP “Until We Meet Again“ to be released Mach 11th. Lineup - Vocals – Pete Murray (Lo-Pro/ex-Ultraspank) Guitars – Chris Shy Bass – John Fahnestock (Snot/Amen) Drums – Will Hunt (Evanescence)   Physical copies: US Shipping – http://bit.ly/1fCPJh7 International shipping – http://bit.ly/Noyo5B     You can hear the first single “Feed” from the Ben Grosse (Breaking Benjamin,   Read More ...

Emerging UK based dark alternative pop band Battle Lines has partnered with No Sleep Records to release a new 7” vinyl/digital record, Colonies, on April 15th.  Fans can pre-order the limited edition 7” vinyl from No Sleep Records beginning today at http://nslp.co/blcolonies.     Sounds like – Silversun Pickups meets Phantogram mixed with Now Now.   Colonies is the latest 7″ from UK quartet Battle Lines. Haunting and fraught with inner conflict, the title track fuses intense, atmospheric   Read More ...

Rating: 9/10   Forming in late 2011, Far Away Stables came together as one after merging several projects involving Tim Byles (Bass), Mitchell Grace (Guitar/Vocals) and Brendan Sheargold (Vocals) and then quickly recruiting long time friends Nick Palmer (Guitar) and Cam Bury (Drums/Vocals) into the band. Finding there sound came naturally after releasing THE ART OF MADNESS and A BEGGAR’S PLEA to a huge reception.   Far Away Stables may   Read More ...

Something You Whisper is a post-hardcore/rock band from Cambridge, Ontario. The fellas are preparing to release a new EP, ’From The Other Side’, out March 4th, produced by Brent Allen and Devin Oliver of I See Stars.   This hard hitting group formulates a solid foundation of blistering tones to the Jekyll/Hyde vocals to create a perfect mix of post-hardcore, rock goodness. Something You Whisper has toured extensively in support of   Read More ...

Rating: 8.5/10   BLACK MAP is dredg guitarist Mark Engles, The Trophy Fire singer/guitarist Ben Flanagan and ex-Crosses drummer Chris Robyn.  DRIVER EP available on iTunes February 25.   For Fans Of: Thrice, Queens Of the Stone Age, dredg, Helmet   This EP is riddled with huge distorted guitars that can take off at a moments notice and soar through a blissful clean sky. Vocalist Ben Flanagan swirls between smooth   Read More ...

As one of the oldest genres in music, folk has undergone many renditions and changes over the years but some of its best works have always maintained the chief essence of being both a balladic expression of the singer and of creating a mood which complements the lyrics without overpowering them. Julie Byrne’s style is rooted in that core folk tradition, every element of her minimalist music comprising almost exclusively   Read More ...

From the upcoming EP ‘Patsy’ due out Summer 2014!   decker’s music is as expansive as the desert surrounding the band’s home in Sedona, Arizona: a bit desolate, with shifting moods, at times sparse and eerie, while others surprisingly beautiful and comforting.   With last year’s well-received release of the more musically explorative 4th studio album “Slider” decker. fully realized the band’s unique sound. Drawing on the folk songwritings of   Read More ...

Elder Brother, the newly formed indie-rock project from Kevin Geyer (The Story So Far) and Dan Rose (Daybreaker), has announced plans to release their debut record, Heavy Head, via Pure Noise Records on March 11th.     Heavy Head was recorded at The Panda Studios in San Francisco with Sam Pura in August 2013 and features additional contributions from labelmates Matthew and Charles Vincent (The American Scene) who helped write and record the album.    Read More ...

From Far Away Stable’s second EP, Atlantis. Out March 3rd 2014.   Sounds Like: The Getaway Plan, Saosin, 30 Seconds To Mars Influences: Silverchair, Circa Survive, Angels & Airwaves Artist Website: www.facebook.com/FarAwayStables       Pre-order available at http://FarAwayStables.bandcamp.com Find more information at http://facebook.com/FarAwayStables

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