Nostalgia is a powerful thing. While there’s plenty to be said for modern bands that draw influence from the music of the past, there are also unfortunately quite a few bands that fail to become more than a half-rate clone of the scene they’re trying to emulate.
Thankfully, Delaney is not that band. The 4-piece alt-rock band from New Hampshire might be a newer band on the scene, but their music – which draws from the likes of The Dangerous Summer and Jack’s Mannequin – is on par with the bands that influence them. We’re stoked to be teaming up with the band for the premiere of their new song, “Do You Want To Be Afraid?”. Fans of pop-punk and Jimmy Eat World will want to pay close attention to what this promising band is doing, and fast.
In times when everything just seems to be falling apart, the little things bring a simple smile to your face. If that sounds like something you need right now or you’re just bored – you should indulge into a cover of The Little Mermaid’s hit song “Under The Sea” performed by Below The Tide! Below The Tide is a deathcore band from Kent, OH. They have toured all over the United States and played supporting Carnifex, Whitechapel and more. The band recorded this cover almost 5 years ago and decided now was the time to release it, and we’re glad they did!
Dubbed by PunkNews.com as “outstanding pop punk that’s well written, thoughtful, and punchy”, Colorado pop-punk band The Swifts deliver a seasoned, catchy take on the genre with plenty of hooks and experience to boot. Two years ago, the band released their debut album All Sunshine, which was produced by Ill Nino guitarist Ahrue Luster, to great responses. Now, we’re stoked to team up with The Swifts for the release of their new video for “Normal”, taken from the aforementioned debut album. Give it a spin below and enjoy some catchy riffs! Perhaps the band is working on some new material during the coronavirus, too? Here’s hoping.
With an eclectic blend of influences ranging from metal to cabaret and electronic to goth, The Designs are a band that hails from Italy. While we do know the band’s debut album is in the works, the band, which often defies easy categorization, is one to keep an eye on.
We’re also really excited to be premiering the band’s new video for “Begin”, which combines a throbbing electronic undercurrent with a huge chorus that’s guaranteed to get stuck in your head. Poppy and electronic enough to appeal to the majority while also being heavy enough to bang your head to, “Begin” is one to throw on your playlists, pronto. While it’s difficult to compare The Designs with a specific band, a good descriptor might well be a heavier version of AFI side-project Blaqk Audio. One thing is clear, though. The band’s love of electronic and rock/metal really shines through here.