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We had the pleasure of interviewing The Scarlet Opera over Zoom video!Soaring higher than ever, buzzing Los Angeles band The Scarlet Opera takes flight on their anticipated new Mirror, Mirror EP out today via SB Projects / Republic Records—listen HERE. Mirror, Mirror celebrates the band’s dramatic vocals, magnetic melodies, and stadium-ready swagger. Among many highlights, new track “What Good Is Love” threads fret-burning guitar through otherworldly synths. Frontman Luka Bazulka’s jaw-dropping delivery resounds as he wonders, “What good is love?” Then, there’s new single “Slutty.” Over a bed of guitar and keys, the verses barely contain the track’s flirty fire, as Luka belts, “You make me so slutty.” Cinematic piano sets the tone for “God Damned Beautiful.” It trumpets an essential personal mantra, “The facts are the facts that I’m god damn beautiful.”  On the release of the EP, the band shares: “For better or for worse, this music ended up being a reflection of our trials and tribulations being a band the past few years—the complexities of falling sucker to industry hype men paralleled eerily well to the simultaneous love affairs happening behind the scenes. Mirror, Mirror will always be a poignant reminder for us to keep our circle tight, the romance in the ride and our joy protected, at all costs. More music, sooner.”The Scarlet Opera recently teased Mirror, Mirror with their single “Someone’s Gotta Love ‘Em.” On “Someone’s Gotta Love ‘Em,” epic guitars resound, cinematic strings soar, and Bazulka emanates the kind of starpower and charisma that comes along once in a generation. The catchy chorus proves instantly chantable as he sets the scene, “I met a bird last night she was drunk at a bar, she said let me introduce you to my friend he’s a star.” Met with critical acclaim, Melodic Magazine hailed, “The single is articulate and theatrical with a splash of rock – a perfect way to welcome summer and an exciting and lively addition to the bands’ setlist.”It followed the fiery “Catch Me If You Can,” which beyond picking up steam at DSPs, has earned widespread praise. Popdust dubbed it a “captivating, high energy track that kicks off their new era with a bang,” and The Honey Pop proclaimed, “It’s your dose of rock-and-roll combined with a mixture of badass lyricism, an intoxicating chorus, and a whole lot of infectious melodies.”Not to mention, they recently wrapped their headlining Catch Me If You Can Tour. Speaking to their standout live performance, RIFF Magazine applauded, “A little bit Queen and a little bit Journey, the band had a cinematic sound with the flair of a Broadway show.” Pit Crew Media noted, “Between their iconic look, over-the-top stage-presence, and quality sound, The Scarlet Opera put on an incredible performance that left fans wanting more,” while The Concert Chronicles praised their live show as “a performance that was nothing short of electrifying.”Last year, the band released their empowering single “That Kind Of Woman” and beloved debut Comedy EP, which features breakout songs “The Place To Be,” “Big City Thing,” “Alive,” and “Riot.” Amassing millions of streams to date, Comedy landed acclaim courtesy of Rolling Stone, Flaunt, LADYGUNN, Jezebel, Just Jared, Queerty, and more, with HITS Daily Double proclaiming, “The Scarlet Opera blends classic arena pomp rock, neon-bright ’80s pop and more than a dash of Broadway-style virtuosity into an infectious, gender-blending cocktail that its burgeoning fan base finds utterly intoxicating.” Not to mention, the band received a nomination for “Breakthrough Music Artist” at the 2024 GLAAD Media Awards.ABOUT THE SCARLET OPERA:Fusing the grandeur of the theatre with the raw energy of rock and roll, The Scarlet Opera – a five piece band hailing from Los Angeles – offers an escape into the throes of love, lust, glamour, and passion. Formed as ‘Perta’ in 2016 and reborn in 2022, The Scarlet Opera is led by lyricist and frontman Luka Bazulka, whose authentic narrative and vocal prowess are matched only by the musical talents of band members Colin Kenrick [keyboard], Daniel Zuker [bass], Justin Siegal [drums], and Chance Taylor [guitar]. The band’s origins are tied to one fateful night when Colin, upon witnessing Luka perform an inspiring solo vocal set, enlisted longtime friends and seasoned musicians Daniel, Chance, and Justin to provide a new dimension to what was already brimming with potential. Word of packed venues and a captivating live show soon drew the attention of SB Projects and Republic Records, who turned to hit songwriter and producer David Stewart [BTS, Jonas Brothers] to collaborate, inspire, and further ignite an already growing fire. During 2023, the group took flight with their debut Comedy EP uplifted to soaring heights by breakout singles “Alive” and “Riot.” In its wake, they made their late-night television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden and launched a successful tour earmarked by one sold out gig after another, with Jezebel hailing their live show as “a spectacle of Queen-inspired proportions.” Along the way, they incited further critical praise from Rolling Stone, Flaunt, HITS Daily Double, Popdust, LADYGUNN, and The Honey Pop, who applauded them as “one of our favorite bands.” After receiving a nomination for “Breakthrough Music Artist” at the 2024 GLAAD Media Awards and headlining a tour across the country this past spring, The Scarlet Opera now level up again with the dramatic and dynamic Mirror, Mirror EP, including the singles “Catch Me If You Can” and “Someone’s Gotta Love ‘Em.”We want to hear from you! 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We had the pleasure of interviewing Letdown. over Zoom video!Alt-rock sensation Letdown. returns with yet another captivating and irresistibly catchy track. The Chicago/Nashville-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has unleashed his latest hit-you-in-the-feels single, “Raincoat”, released via Big Loud Rock. The song is the latest offering from Letdown.’s much-anticipated debut album due out later this year. Introduced by a simple percussive beat and the electric twang of a plucked guitar, “Raincoat” storms onto the scene as an anthemic storytelling of roller coaster relationships. Featuring bold, pointed lyrics such as, ‘Apologize a thousand times a week now,’ the track gains momentum, steadily evolving into a punk-infused crescendo. Driven by punchy drums, the song is underscored by the roaring of a crowd begging the question, “What did I do this time?”.When asked about the inspiration behind the song, Letdown. revealed that it explores "the bittersweet dance of two individuals trapped in a relationship they both yearn to escape. 'Raincoat' encapsulates the torment of a relationship riddled with apologies yet devoid of solutions, exploring the intricate dynamics of remaining in a situation neither party truly enjoys. It vividly portrays the struggles and contradictions inherent in toxic relationships."The new tune follows the success of Letdown.’s last single, "Hate Myself," which is currently making waves on Alternative Radio as the #1 Most Added Track its first week at the format and climbing to #32 on the Mediabase Alternative chart where it currently sits. This is his second impressive showing at radio with earlier hit, "Crying In The Shower," peaking inside the Top 20 at U.S. Alternative Radio.Letdown. expanded his global audience significantly last year through tours across Europe and the U.S., along with captivating performances at festivals such as Summerfest, Louder Than Life, and Aftershock. Letdown. will be hitting the road this summer performing on the Idobi Radio Summer School tour alongside Stand Atlantic, Magnolia Park, The Home Team, Scene Queen, and Honey Revenge.ABOUT LETDOWN.Letdown. (period included) may have started as a pandemic project for Blake Coddington, but the Chicago/Nashville-based rocker is in a very different place in 2023. Having spent the last three years cultivating a fervent fan base through a number of single releases and emerging as a striking live act — finally bringing his music into the physical lives of his online fans across several sold-out, headlining shows this past year — Coddington is rapidly growing his presence away from the internet for the first time in Letdown.’s short history.The powerful vocals and emotional lyrics over catchy, upbeat drums and guitars originally served as a cathartic way for the songwriter to express himself while working a dead-end job that he hated. But 2022 saw Letdown. being signed to Big Loud Rock and moving beyond his beginnings as a viral, at-home musician. This year, however, represents a whole new start for the vocalist, or as Coddington himself puts it: “It’s Season II of Letdown., and it’s definitely the biggest chapter yet.”It was just three years ago that he began throwing videos on YouTube expecting to get a few hundred views, yet now he’s become a known and respected musical commodity both in-person and online with over 660K followers and 5.5M likes on TikTok, 47+ million views on his YouTube channel, over 100+ million overall artist streams and editorial playlisting from the likes of Spotify’s All New Rock, New Noise, Rock Out and Rock Hard.Chronicling Coddington’s internal struggle as he searches for answers in times of darkness, uncertainty and self-doubt, his 2023 EP Crying In The Shower features a collection of stadium-sized singles led by the title track that is the perfect example of the wild, emotional ride that Letdown. enjoys taking his fans on. Behind the reactive hook and catchy rhythm, Letdown. navigates listeners through the experience and inner turmoil of trying to get over someone you can’t forget. With the release of the EP, Coddington remains thrilled for the development of Letdown. as well as having the opportunity to connect with those who have found solace in his powerful online community.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Letdown #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Gina Alice over Zoom video!International star, accomplished pianist, and dynamic vocalist Gina Alice shares her debut single “Slo-Mo” available now. It stands out as her first release for Republic Records, following her recent signing to the label. Listen to “Slo-Mo” HERE. Known worldwide for her impressive instrumentation, the track illustrates another facet of her artistry for the first time as she leans into a seductive blend of pop, R&B and cinematic soul. Meanwhile, she showcases her range on “Slo-Mo.” Handclaps accent the synth-laden production, while her voice hovers over the soundscape. She opens up without filter, and she issues a flirty invitation on the chorus, “Turn the lights low, love me slo-mo.”About the song, she commented, “It started with me playing piano chords. I was vibing over the harmonies and finding the mood. It’s more of a sexy and vibey song. It’s about this feeling when you meet someone and connect. You really feel the good moments, but they pass too fast, so you want them in ‘Slo-Mo’. When you hear it, I hope you feel yourself and have fun in the moment.”Gina has made headlines throughout 2024. She collaborated with her husband and iconic pianist Lang Lang on his latest full-length album, Saint-Saëns. She notably contributed to 18 of the 32 total tracks.Now, she embarks on her biggest, boldest, and brightest chapter yet with more music to come, beginning with “Slo-Mo.”ABOUT GINA ALICE:Renowned for her virtuosic piano playing on stages around the globe, vibrant personality on television in Asia, and inimitable presence, Gina Alice has emerged as an international star on her own terms. Balancing classical prestige and fashion-forward panache, she’s the rare force of nature to be selected as an official Steinway Artist and grace the pages of Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar in addition to locking down alliances with Dior, Guerlain, De Beers, and Roger Vivier. She shines in her mega-popular reality show Gina’s Motel—which averages a weekly audience of 300 million-plus across China. Following widespread success in classical with her acclaimed Wonderworld album and more, Gina started to showcase her voice. Disney recruited her to bring “River of Memories” to life in the Chinese version of the blockbuster Frozen 2. Collaborating with husband Lang Lang on his The Disney Book LP, she notably performed “When You Wish Upon a Star” in Chinese, English, and Korean for the project. Not to mention, the couple co-starred in the Disney+ special, Lang Lang Plays Disney. Simultaneously, she performed on some of the most hallowed stages in the world, including Hollywood Bowl, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Royal Albert Hall. As if sharing a secret she couldn’t wait to disclose, she finally realizes one of her most intimate dreams, picking up the microphone and making her pop debut as a solo artist for Republic Records in 2024.Stay tuned for more news and announcements coming soon.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #GinaAlice #LangLang#NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing The Warning over Zoom video!The rock sister-trio from Monterrey, Mexico, The Warning, proudly present their much-anticipated new full-length album, Keep Me Fed [LAVA/Republic Records], out now! Listen HERE. Physical products are available at, featuring CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, and fan packs [CD/t-shirt or vinyl/t-shirt]. Today the band also unveiled their new music video for “Six Feet Deep,” which made its global broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the Paramount Times Square billboards. About the record, the band commented, “This new album is the result of our rawest emotions and most meaningful connections with people we’ve gotten to know and work with these past few years. We're incredibly proud of this music and we can't wait for you to make it yours. From our hearts to you, this is Keep Me Fed.”Keep Me Fed finds the group at the peak of their powers. Over the course of thirteen tracks, the album balances stadium-size hooks with airtight riffing and thunderous rhythms. In talking about the story behind the decision to name the album Keep Me Fed, “throughout the whole process, the work was consuming us,” says Pau. “By impacting everything we did, the album kept us fed both creatively and personally. We’re inviting other people to participate and consume it too.”Pre-release singles featured “MORE” (performed at the 2023 MTV VMAs [Watch HERE]), “S!CK” which climbed to Top 8 at Active Rock and #8 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart, music videos for “Burnout” & Spanish track “Qué Más Quieres” premered with MTV, as well as “Hell You Call A Dream” and “Automatic Sun” which are already fan favorites to hear live.  Revolver applauded, “Like the Mexican sister-trio’s previous output, it's undeniably infectious,” and Classic Rock hailed it as a “shot-in-the-arm of propulsive, fire-spitting hard rock.” Rolling Stone pegged it as one of “All The Songs You Need To Know This Week.” The trio will embark on the ‘Keep Me Fed’ US headline tour this September & October, making stops in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and more, before joining Evanescence and Halestorm on tour in Canada. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below. Fans can purchase tickets here: https://thewarningband.comThus far in 2024, The Warning performed at ShipRocked in the Caribbean, Mexico’s prestigious Pa’l Norte & Vive Latino Festivals, sold-out their April EU/UK headline tour, just wrapped their first headlining tour of Japan that included a show with Band-Maid, and will return overseas to EU/UK for summer festivals. Looking ahead to 2025, the band sold-out the 10k capacity Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City in less than 48 hours.The Warning are as hungry as ever on Keep Me Fed, and they’re about to sink their teeth into 2024. Catch them on tour in the US this fall.​​ABOUT THE WARNING:The Warning draw strength and power from a lifetime of sisterhood and music. The Mexico-born sister trio—Daniela “Dany” [guitar, lead vocals, piano], Paulina “Pau” [drums, vocals, piano], and Alejandra “Ale” Villarreal [bass, piano, backing vocals]—have logged thousands of miles on the road, generated hundreds of millions of streams, and left countless fans in awe. All of this tireless work and dedication has shaped and sharpened their sound with knifepoint precision, arming alternative anthems with universally catchy hooks and an uncompromising hard rock kick. The girls have devoted themselves to a shared dream since their childhood in Monterrey, Mexico. They initially made waves with a string of independent releases, paving the way for their acclaimed 2022 full-length offering ERROR. Between performing alongside Muse, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Royal Blood, The Pretty Reckless, Three Days Grace and Imagine Dragons, the band ignited MTV’s Extended Play Stage at the 2023 MTV VMAs. Representative of their cultural impact, Pepsi even notably chose them as the face of Pepsi Black in Mexico. Moreover, they emerged as the rare force who could comfortably appear in features by Vanity Fair, People, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour as well as on Metallica’s star-studded Blacklist compilation—placing their cover of “Enter Sandman” [with Alessia Cara] shoulder-to-shoulder with contributions from Ghost, St. Vincent, Chris Stapleton, IDLES and Weezer. The Warning embrace their destiny on their 2024 full-length album, Keep Me Fed [LAVA/Republic Records] out now. The album was introduced by singles  “MORE,” “S!CK” “Hell You Call A Dream”, “Qué Más Quieres”,  “Automatic Sun”, and “Burnout”.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #TheWarning #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Your Future Ghost over Zoom video!Your Future Ghost is the new synth pop/rock musical project of Billboard-charting singer/songwriter, musician and actress Kate Voegele and the multifaceted songwriter, producer, composer and actor Michael Grubbs. The duo first met on the set, acting in the popular CW hit TV series One Tree Hill. Striking up a fast friendship and mutual creative respect, the two began collaborating musically over zoom during the pandemic. After months of studio sessions in Austin, Texas, intermingled with lively backyard taco breaks, Your Future Ghost was born. Kate Voegele reveals the catalyst for their creative fusion, "our voices blended in a way that inspired us both to write in this unique hemisphere of a sound neither of us had ever really explored before in our solo projects." The two soon performed their signature dirty indie synth pop at the internationally recognized Art Basel festival in Miami to an overwhelming response affirming their artistic direction.Their upcoming album features a collection of joyful, wild and dark pop songs. With a powerful blend of big guitars, thunderous drums, and striking synths, Your Future Ghost has crafted an album inspired by, according to Voegele, "finding the fun, the party, and the refuge in the chaos of a post-apocalyptic world.”Leading single "We've Got Places" is a single all about about that place where you find refuge from whatever noise is going on in the world - whether it's an actual place, a person, or something else, I think we all have those places where we can escape the chaos and be ourselves," confides Kate. The track features stunning layered harmonies and lush instrumentation for an enticing listen.Meanwhile, the explosive indie dance party anthem "PRITTY" merges new wave, punk, and electro-pop, creating an intoxicating blend that explores the allure of infatuation and the lengths we go to tolerate someone's messy behavior. Kate confides, "The song is about being a little unhinged but also irresistible. You're self-aware enough to know you're kind of a mess, but you also not sorry about it because you're a god damned blast to have around. It's kind of about just knowing that the weirdest thing about you is probably also the coolest thing about you, and not being afraid to celebrate that even if it makes some people mad or uncomfortable."Inspired by community, their experiences in the spotlight, and the freedom of living authentically and unapologetically, Your Future Ghost embodies a captivating paradox. Grubbs shares, "I would like to encourage folks to accept themselves. Which isn’t easy. I’m like this sadboy emo dude and Kate is this singer-songwriter pop star, and together we’re making this dirty indie album because that’s who we’ve always really been inside." Their music is poised to make a resounding impact, showcasing the boundless talent and unbridled creativity of Your Future Ghost.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #YourFutureGhost #NewMusic #OneTreeHill #KateVoegele #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
Interview with EKOH

Interview with EKOH


We had the pleasure of interviewing EKOH over Zoom video!Branded with the label of HEART HOP by loyal fans who saw something different in his style of hip hop. True emotional lyrics along with hard-hitting delivery, intricate production, and a high energy live show, Ekoh has something that hip hop music hasn’t seen in a long time, TRUE PASSION FOR THE ART OF HIP HOP MUSIC.A songwriter who can blur the lines between genres to create a truly amazing music experience. Blending hip hop with alt rock and everything in-between, Ekoh has a sound that will appeal to almost any music listener. “My music is about embracing REAL LIFE, the struggle, the good times, the frustration, the anger, the heartache. It’s all real because it's all true. I have felt and experienced it all.” His unique sound and voice has gained a loyal following and has taken the scene by storm.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #EKOH #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Donna Lewis over Zoom video!The new album ‘Rooms With A View’ is a collaboration between celebrated singer and songwriter Donna Lewis and renowned electronic artist and producer Holmes Ives.More than just an album though, the record documents Donna’s year long journey through breast cancer: “Cancer was the un-invited messenger, the darkdweller who I sought to banish with the love of my family, brilliant doctors and my art”.In 2021 Donna Lewis was about to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of her breakthrough smash hit single ‘I Love You, Always Forever’ and her debut album, ‘Now In A Minute’ when a routine medical check up, (delayed by the pandemic), brought her the news that no-one ever wants to hear.All plans in place to mark the anniversary, the tour dates, the live TV special, the remixes, were all put on hold to deal with more urgent matters. Donna then spent the next year or so undergoing treatment and surgery, all the while actively writing and recording, before finally late in 2022 she felt ready to prepare for releasing new music once again.Donna had been introduced to the work of electronic artist and producer Holmes Ives in 2021 when he had created a reworking of a piano vocal track she had released called ‘I Told You So’. Since then she had always wanted to further collaborate with him so when it came time to get creative again she suggested they write maybe 2 or 3 tracks together as a potential release for the two of them.All done remotely, they have yet to meet in person, musical ideas were passed back and forth and Holmes worked up tracks for Donna to write lyrics to.As Donna began the creative writing process, she soon realised that without any intent to do so, every set of lyrics going down on the page all represented a different chapter of what she had experienced over the preceding year. Some cryptically capture the trauma and the fear of the diagnosis and treatment while others were observational recollections of more mundane aspects, such as her favorite nurse or the different views from the various treatment rooms. What had been intended to be a four track EP now became an album as how the chapters of the story unfolded made it impossible to convey this momentous journey in anything less.“The instrumental tracks that Holmes Ives sent me coaxed the lyrics from the pages of my journals and inspired an album of stories, unlocking fears, and the climb to a healthier me -mind, body and spirit”Donna’s strong and inspiring lyrics, enhanced by her expressive vocal prowess which she has become famous for, married seamlessly with the driving rhythmic dimensions of Holmes Ives stunning sound-beds and has resulted in an awe -inspiring testament of strength, gratitude and facing fears. As well as providing an immensely satisfying musical listening experience, it also relays support and inspiration to anyone who needs it, no matter whatever the reasons in this ever more challenging world of today.“It is an offering of hope for anyone going through a dark tunnel. I am forever grateful to share it with you”.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #DonnaLewis #ILoveYouAlwaysForever #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Evan Honer over Zoom video!Singer/songwriter Evan Honer recently released his new album Fighting For through Cloverdale Records. The release is the follow-up to his 2023 debut West on I-10, which was met with sudden acclaim through sheer organic connection with audiences, garnering millions of streams worldwide, over 2.6 million monthly listeners, and leading to sold-out headline tours across the country and into Europe. That whirlwind period is captured on Fighting For. Co-produced by Honer with longtime collaborators Stephen Myers and Jon Notar, it's a coming-of-age record that asks hard questions and offers no easy answers. Instead, it embraces the conflicting swirl of emotions that come with early adulthood, from exhilaration to uncertainty. Evan Honer was still a college student in Southern California when his music — a mix of acoustic folk, indie-Americana, and alternative pop, delivered by a young songwriter who's never been afraid to blur the boundaries between genres — began earning a global audience. It happened fast. One minute, he was uploading performance videos to social media with little response. The next, he was a viral success, earning 50 million streams with his version of the Tyler Childers deep cut "Jersey Giant" and building a following with his original music. On graduation day, Honer released West On I-10, which quickly led to collaborations with Liam St. John, Wyatt Flores, Vincent Mason, and more, as well as sold-out shows across America and Europe. Fighting For captures the zeitgeist of 20something life during the 2020s. It's a soundtrack for young adults navigating the long road from past to present, looking to make some sense of the relationships, regrets, and romances they encounter along the way. Appropriately, Honer recorded the album on the move, finding small windows of time between gigs to capture these songs in small studios, churches, living rooms, and even AirBnbs. After the overwhelming success of West on I-10, he had opportunities to do things differently, including seven-figure offers from virtually every major record label, along with A-list Grammy-winning producers vying to work with a young musician who'd already earned 200 million streams on his own. Instead, he opted to turn them all down, stay independent, start his own label Cloverdale Records, and build a community of like-minded and hard-working artists willing to bet on themselves.Stacked high with acoustic-driven songs and plugged-in performances, Fighting For shows just how wide Evan Honer's musical reach can be. This is music for campfires, festival stages, and everywhere in between, delivered with a rare mix of urgency and poise. It's music rooted in Honer's personal experience, yet still filled with universal stories about punching one's way to the next round.This summer and fall, Honer will hit the road in support of Fighting For with dates that will take him across the US and Europe. For the full list of shows and to purchase tickets, visit want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #EvanHoner #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Brooke Alexx over Zoom video!Rising pop starlet Brooke Alexx announced her anticipated debut album BIG MOUTH. Available everywhere on October 4, 2024, the project will introduce the world Brooke Alexx as she shares handpicked stories from her own life experiences through an honest yet lighthearted lens. Pre-save BIG MOUTH HERE.“Each song is meant to feel like hot goss I’m sharing with a close friend” Brooke affirms. “This album is me opening my ‘big mouth’ and not holding anything back. I want you to feel like I’m finally saying that thing you’ve been biting your tongue about.”In addition to announcing the album, Brooke released her new single “Younger Guys,” an upbeat, summery anthem about how Brooke finds herself constantly crushing on guys who are younger than her. Listen to “Younger Guys” HERE. “It’s a summer vibe,” Brooke notes. “I always end up dating boys who are younger than me by a few years. They tend to not take things as seriously and bring out my fun side, which is kind of refreshing for me. Maybe ‘age is just a number’ after all.”“Younger Guys” follows Brooke’s last single “Hot Like You,” a track originally written about Brooke’s own sisters, who she considers to be gorgeous and “hot,” but that also carries a deeper meaning rooted in female-empowerment. Brooke finds herself surrounded by amazing women and “Hot Like You” is Brooke’s ode to them.  Celebrated by her growing worldwide audience for her candid, catchy songwriting, Brooke was recently awarded the first-place prize in American Songwriter’s Song Contest for her viral pop hit “All My Exes’ Moms.” The clever earworm has organically garnered over 25 million total streams since it was released in 2022.  Ahead of her album release, Brooke will be hitting the road with Arrows in Action this summer.Upcoming Dates:June 25 – Ace of Cups / Columbus, OHJune 26 – Hi-Fi / Indianapolis, INJune 28 – The Intersection / Grand Rapids, MIJune 29 – Rec Room / Buffalo, NYJune 30 – Empire Live / Albany, NYJuly 2 – The Webster / Hartford, CTJuly 3 – Palladium / Worcester, MAJuly 6 – Asbury Lanes / Asbury Park, NJJuly 8 – Music Hall of Williamsburg / Brooklyn, NYJuly 9 – Ottobar / Baltimore, MDJuly 11 – Amos’ Southend / Charlotte, NCJuly 12 – The Social / Orlando, FLJuly 14 – Cannery Hall / Nashville, TNStay tuned for more news to come on the rising pop artist.About Brooke Alexx:Brooke Alexx’s music unfolds like the most candid conversation you’ve ever had. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything. Instead, she’s comfortable sharing all the ups and downs of twenty-something life, whether it be lamenting how bad it sucks to breakup on vacation, celebrating her exes’ moms, or pondering how to balance career, love, and everything in between. Her dynamic voice belies a gentle girl-next-door charm and razor-sharp songwriting instincts, making her brand of pop as clever as it is catchy. After quietly generating over 35 million streams and earning acclaim from FLAUNT and Melodic Magazine, she invites you to listen in on the conversation through her music.  We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #BrookeAlexx #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Chrissy Chlapecka over Zoom video!The princess of girlie pop, Chrissy Chlapecka just drreleased her highly anticipated debut EP Girlie Pop. The debut collection is quintessential Chrissy, with an explosion of joyfully queer and cheeky pop songs like “I’m Really Pretty” (Rolling Stone), sapphic cheerleader anthem “Verse” (Rolling Stone), cheeky “10 Boyfriends” and more.When asked what the EP means to her, Chrissy says“Girlie Pop is a collection of songs that represent my love for humor, theatrics and high camp hyperfemininity. With my debut EP, I wanted the world to know what kind of artist I am - one who pushes boundaries in a cheeky yet extremely thoughtful way. My musical theatre roots are all over this project, and I’m honored to share it with the world.” Alongside the vibrant debut EP drop is an ambitious, single-take, music video for “Sugar” - where Chrissy the actress confidently dives into her theater roots, delivering a dynamic performance bold enough for the stage. “I knew I wanted to show off my love for musical theatre one way or another on this project” Chrissy shared. “I love creating visuals, but the visuals I know best are all one take. I put my team up to the challenge, and although there was hesitation with logistics at first, we all knew we could accomplish this. Sugar is the dramatic, raw, camp, over the top side of Chrissy that’s been within me since I first ever stepped onstage at 8 years old. This is who I am, and who you will see more of down the line with my work.”Following Rolling Stone’s Brightest Pop Stars to Watch in 2023, Chrissy was recently highlighted on PEOPLE’s 2024 Spring Emerging Artists List. The queer icon will hit the road on tour this pride season, kicking off at Solid Pink Disco a sold out EP release show in LA and hitting major cities, with stops at cultural hubs like The Grammy Museum along the way.You may have seen Chrissy’s gorgeous mug as the face of “Bimbo-Feminism” in The New York Times, PAPER, Interview, NYLON, or in the year of Barbies and Bimbos, on NPR. Now the subversive online icon is turning total popstar, by way of inspirations like Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga and bold Broadway level drama, only more glitter, camp and pink. Only in her first year of dropping music, the Chicago native has earned over 22M streams on Spotify alone with singles like “BRAT”, “I’m So Hot” and “Head Bitch” and was named one of Rolling Stone’s Brightest Pop Stars to Watch. Her transformation from viral TikToker to pop sensation has left her nearly 6M followers and listeners begging for more more more. And they’re gonna get it.ABOUT CHRISSY CHLAPECKAChicago native and rising pop sensation Chrissy Chlapecka came out the gate swinging with her debut single “I’m So Hot” in 2023. The response was immediate and fervent, earning her immediate accolades from Rolling Stone’s Brightest Pop Stars to Watch, The New York Times, Billboard, Vogue, PAPER, Nylon, The Chicago Tribune, and beyond.  Chrissy not only captivates with her obvious star power, powerful vocals, humor, and magnetic stage presence, but the core of her artistry and journey defies conventional norms. Beneath a glamorous, hyper feminine exterior, Chrissy has solidified a platform rooted in equality, amplifying disenfranchised voices in the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. With each release, Chrissy is leaving an indelible mark on the music industry and forging new paths for the feminist landscape of the future. Chrissy’s debut EP Girlie Pop is out NOW!We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #ChrissyChlapecka #GirliePop #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
Interview with St. Lundi

Interview with St. Lundi


We had the pleasure of interviewing St. Lundi over Zoom video!At the age of 20, St. Lundi left his hometown of Hayling Island (off the coast of Portsmouth, UK), to follow his dream of becoming an artist. Employment opportunities were limited on ‘The Island’ and he whilst working in a petrol station and living with his grandparents, he left with under £100 in his bank account, booking a 1 way ticket to London.He soon ran out of money and played an open mic night, where luckily he was spotted by some Australian backpackers who offered him a couch to stay on for as long as he wants in their shared digs. This couch became St. Lundi’s home for the next 9 months, intermittently being relegated to sleeping in a stairwell when his hosts were partying. He soon found a job as a teaching assistant at a local school for children with learning disabilities and started building a life for himself, whilst gracing the stages of basement venues and open mic nights throughout London in the evenings.At this point, he was spotted by the label owner of Good Taste Recordings and after signing, they started working on a debut EP in late 2019. St. Lundi’s debut single was released in March 2020, one week before the UK entered full lockdown.Whilst this spelled disaster for many, it was an excellent opportunity for St. Lundi to hone his skills as a songwriter. He was set up with a home studio and booked in for several remote writing sessions a week over this lockdown period. After just a couple of months, his first big break happened, with Kygo taking a song he wrote called ‘To Die For’ and releasing it on his 2020 Gold selling album ‘Golden Hour’. Later this year, he also featured on Seeb’s Platinum awarded album ‘Sad In Scandinavia’ with a song called ‘Colourblind’.In 2021, St. Lundi wrote his top performing song to date titled ‘Nights Like This’. The song documents his first date with his first (and only) love Josefine. The song entered the radio charts in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway and Portugal, as well as amassing over 70 million streams to date. Fans from all over the world have used this song as a first dance at their weddings and soundtracked their romances, a fact that he is very proud of.In 2022, with the world opening back up again, St. Lundi focussed on building a live following and played around 100 shows across Europe, supporting Kodaline, Tom Gregory and Leon, whilst working on new material in his rare downtime. This culminated in his debut headline tour, pulling small but enthusiastic audiences of 100-150 people a night across the UK, BeNeLux and GSA in Feb 2023. Around this time, he released ‘Ready To Be Loved’, which was the first song to be presented to UK radio and instantly picked up B-list rotation on BBC Radio 2. This was followed by another GSA tour with German chart-topping ClockClock and another single ‘Fall’, which was again added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist.Throughout 2023, St. Lundi has perfected his debut album ‘The Island’, which is set out now! We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #StLundi #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Marcagi over Zoom video!Singer, songwriter, and storyteller Michael Marcagi releases a new version of his breakthrough hit “Scared to Start” featuring Joy Oladokun via Warner Records. Oladokun contributes her trademark aching delivery which adds another emotional layer to the soaring anthem, which has just surpassed 275 million streams across platforms. It has also reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Rock & Alternative Songs  chart, #35 on the Billboard Global 200 chart, and #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to date.“She fell asleep listenin' to my friends, talkin' on and on about how the world ends," Marcagi sings. "Then she wakes up and climbs in my front seat.” In the new version, Oladokun takes over the second verse, underscoring the song's raw lyrical imagery. “Let's lay in the dead grass, stare at the stars," she sings. "Run away and live out of cars and bars."The update of “Scared to Start” arrives just months after Marcagi’s debut EP American Romance was released.As an independent artist, Marcagi rapidly generated a significant buzz based purely on the strength of his songs, and his authentic, warm and honest voice. A global fan base responded to his relatable stories  that won him a record contract with Warner Records. “Scared To Start” presents Marcagi as one of the year's most important breakout artists.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #MichaelMarcagi #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing onelinedrawing over Zoom video!Jonah Matranga has been making music for over 30 years.A prolific artist, he has become an enduring institution in the scene with a devoted fan base, rich lineage, and varied music career. Jonah has often straddled the line between the underground and mainstream. He's worked with indie labels like Jade Tree and majors such as Atlantic, having fronted the bands FAR, NEW END ORIGINAL, and GRATITUDE.His music has influenced bands from Deftones to Blink-182, and he was there for emo and post-hardcore giants in their earliest beginnings — taking bands such as Thursday and Dashboard Confessional on tour. Simply put, the scene cannot be separated from Jonah's art.Jonah has always written from the heart and performed in an intimate way that few others have accomplished. From basements to massive festivals, he brings the same energy to them all: raw honesty and an ability to make every show unique and personal. This is most apparent in Jonah's solo and collaborative project ONELINEDRAWING. Jonah's solo performance has always been about connecting with fans in an intimate setting, where they often perform with only a guitar and R2D2 sidekick.Sketchbook is the latest release from ONELINEDRAWING, featuring a collection of songs from Jonah's early solo years, 1999-2001, completely remastered for vinyl. The album features originals and renditions of the likes of 7 Seconds and Jawbox, as well as the Sense Field split honoring the late Jon Bunch(Sense Field/Further Seems Forever). The LP also includes liner notes and zine by Norman Brannon (Texas is the Reason/New End Original).Sketchbook exists as both a time capsule and thank you letter to fans and music itself — a combination of the period in which Jonah first embarked on his solo journey and a celebration of the vitality that music and community not only affords him but all of us.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #onelinedrawing #Far #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
Interview with Forest Blakk

Interview with Forest Blakk


We had the pleasure of interviewing Forest Blakk over Zoom video!Acclaimed singer/songwriter Forest Blakk announces The Love & Loss headline tour across North America with stops at Los Angeles’ The Troubadour, New York City’s Bowery Ballroom and more - see here for full tour routing. Blakk’s headlining trek follows his recent tour run with James Arthur as direct support on his Bitter Sweet Love Tour across the United States and Canada. Alongside the tour announcement, Blakk has released the deluxe version of new EP Undone (Love & Loss), available now via Atlantic Records. The new track, “The Anchor & The Kite” arrives today alongside its companion animated short film which has clinched 7 awards across various film festivals including Best Animation Film at Cannes World Film Festival, Best Animated Music Video at Rome Music Video Awards, Best Animation and Best Original Score at Rome International Movie Award and more. The award-winning film was directed by long-time creative force Jeff O’Brien Myers, who has worked on notable projects for Coca-Cola, the Obama re-election campaign, Dolby-Atmos and more as well as directed by Blakk himself. The film features music from Blakk, Steve Soloman and David Hodges and was mixed by Michael Freeman. “"The Anchor & The Kite" is one of the most special pieces of art I've ever created. I had the incredible opportunity to write it with my dear friends, Steve Solomon and David Hodges. The inspiration came to us while chatting in David's studio about love and the unique roles we play in each other's lives. Of course, I was thinking about my wife, Tooley. I was sharing this idea of how some of us are like kites, soaring and inspiring others to dream big, while others are anchors, providing grounding and safety. My wife Tooley is my kite. She floats effortlessly in the sky, inspiring me every day, while I have always felt as though I was grounded, weighted down, that was until I met her. We are perfect for each other, each being the other's counterpart.As the song took shape, I realized it needed something truly special to bring it to life. I reached out to my multi-talented, genius animator and friend, Jeff Myers. For nearly a year, "The Anchor & The Kite" was at the forefront of our minds, and now, the film is a reality. We’re finally ready to release it like a kite into the world, searching for its anchors. I can’t believe I’m even writing this right now. It feels like a dream.”-FOREST BLAKK Released last month, the EP houses “You Were Mine,” and “Love Somebody Again” – both of which recently joined much of Blakk’s discography as featured music on Netflix’s Love Is Blind. Blakk’s catalog has become somewhat of a sonic-staple, with him having been named the “patron saint” of the show by creators with the Los Angeles Times pointing out “(Blakk’s) earnest mid-tempo love songs turn up on ‘Love is Blind’ nearly as often as hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey.”Blakk has spent his career soundtracking love stories of all kinds, most recently including his own with “Love Somebody Again” and “I Choose You” – the latter having arrived just days after his Nashville wedding to Tooley Jones in a beautiful ceremony covered exclusively by PEOPLE Magazine (read here). Both songs followed 2022’s intimate and relatable Every Little Detail EP, having featured his breakout Platinum-certified smash single “If You Love Her,” which alone has amassed over 470 million total global streams, earned Blakk his official US chart debut on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, his national US TV debut on ABC’s Live with Kelly & Ryan, top 30 placement on the Hot AC radio chart & saw the singer/songwriter collaborate with Meghan Trainor on a stunning duet version. Meanwhile, Blakk’s follow-up single “Fall Into Me” (co-written alongside Matchbox Twenty front man Rob Thomas and Gregg Wattenberg) reached top 30 on the Hot AC radio chart and Gold-certification status in his native Canada, in addition to being featured in a perfectly fitting ad campaign for Kay Jewelers.Highlighted as one of PEOPLE Magazine’s “talented emerging artists making their mark on the musical landscape” and deemed an “artist on the rise” by Billboard, Blakk made his debut with his 2018 EP Minutes and follow-up 2020 sophomore EP Sideways – the latter of which saw Blakk collaborate with the likes of Will IDAP (Train, Florida Georgia Line), Nick Long (King Princess), Carl Ryden (Ricky Martin, David Guetta), Ollie Green (Freya Ridings, Gavin James) & more to tell a love story through an incredibly realistic and candid lens. The 6-track collection featured singles “I Wish I Knew” (deemed an “introspective look at love and love lost” by American Songwriter) and uplifting anthem of resilience “Put Your Hands Up,” which debuted on an episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. A compelling live performer, Blakk has toured extensively supporting NEEDTOBREATHE, Gavin James, Dean Lewis & earlier this year embarked on a sold out 17-date North American headline tour.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #ForestBlakk #IfYouLoveHer #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
Interview with Myrath

Interview with Myrath


We had the pleasure of interviewing Myrath over Zoom video!With its incredibly personal, epic and beautiful progressive metal with Middle Eastern influences, Myrath has surely established itself as one of the most fascinating bands in the current international metal scene. Formed in 2001 in Tunisia, they are the voices of the revolution and combine lyrics critical of society with lush melodies and heavy guitars.In 2019, Myrath became the talk of Sweden Rock Festival, due to unforeseen circumstances. After playing their afternoon-slot, the band was already on their way to the airport when SRF called them to replace a headliner who has dropped out, because of their overwhelming show some hours before. To say they caused a sensation would be an understatement. The band, whose sound is akin to Dream Theater and Symphony X, has so far released five studio albums since 2007 - most recently the 2019 hit 'Shehili'.With millions of views on their cinematic music videos, world tours and appearances at the biggest festivals such as ProgRock, Hellfest, or Wacken, the band received praise in the most important rock magazines worldwide as well as by their ever-expanding fan base. Fans of Myrath's previous work will not be disappointed, as the band continues to evolve and push boundaries with each new release. "Karma" is a true masterpiece of modern metal, and a must-have for any serious music lover.With "Karma", Myrath solidify their place at the top of the metal scene with a powerful and captivating blend of Eastern melodies and Western heavy metal. From the epic opening track "To The Stars" to the hauntingly beautiful "Child Of Prophecy", this album will take you on a theatrical journey through a world of myth and legend.Featuring soaring vocals, intricate guitar riffs, and complex percussion, "Karma" showcases the virtuosity and creativity that have made Myrath one of the most exciting and innovative bands in the genre. With its stunning production and lush soundscapes, this album is sure to be a classic for years to come.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Myrath #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
Interview with Clay

Interview with Clay


We had the pleasure of interviewing CLAY over Zoom video!Alt-pop artist CLAY (she/they) has released her new single and music video “Fade Away.” Written after a break-up, the restorative track speaks on trusting time to absorb the memories of a former lover, alleviating the emotional stress that comes with the process. Using nature as the antidote to her broken heart, the visual sees CLAY in a getaway car as she drives to the beach to release her emotions and commit to herself again.On the release, CLAY shares, “Just like the accompanying video, this song is meant to be played full blast in the car on a sunny afternoon when you finally are ready to move on. It’s the moment you’re ready to fall in love with yourself again, ready to let that world-shattering, earth-shaking love go. In this song, I am letting love fade into the sky, into the ocean, into the elements of nature that I have always trusted wholeheartedly. Nature, the god I worship, whose feet I bow to. Releasing the love that was once all-consuming back to where it came from. Back into the power of the earth and her elements, her glory. Taking on that glory for myself. Taking my power back. Learning to love myself as fiercely as I once loved her. Playful, joyful, embodied.”“Fade Away” is the third single from CLAY’s highly anticipated EP Waiting for God in the Garden, out May 24th. The track appears alongside the previously released “Think of You,” which speaks on the idea that love shared between two people should not be deemed wasted just because the relationship has come to an end, and the EP’s introspective title track which sees her coming to terms with the importance of tending to and loving yourself fully. On the multi-faceted 6-track collection, CLAY enters a new era driven by the exploration of self-discovery and empowerment, embracing the transformative power of self-love. To date, songs from the project have garnered more than 935K streams, earned media support from the likes of Rolling Stone, GLAAD, Spindle Magazine, and Glasse Factory, and landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Chill Pop, Fresh Finds R&B, Lowkey, and Good Vibes playlists.CLAY is currently gearing up for the Waiting for God in the Garden tour which kicks off on May 3rd. The tour marks her first full headlining run across the U.S. with performances in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, New York, Nashville, and Denver before wrapping in San Francisco on June 1st. Join her this spring for an unforgettable experience where music transcends boundaries and CLAY’s fantasy world comes to life. Tickets are on sale now, see full tour routing below. For more details visit Los-Angeles based artist makes music as a vessel for healing and connection. With a voice that resonates with raw emotion and lyrics that captivate like poetry, CLAY takes listeners on a journey through the depths of human experience. Hailing from the vibrant flower-child city of San Francisco, CLAY's passion for social justice and a commitment to uplift marginalized communities stems from upbringing. Proudly embracing her identity as a queer and neurodivergent artist, she uses her platform to create a safe space for all to express themselves freely. As an independent artist, she remains dedicated to preserving her creative integrity and autonomy, a stance that has earned her dedicated listeners and critical acclaim. To date, CLAY has amassed over 45 million streams across platforms and acclaim from the likes of Teen Vogue, NYLON, The FADER, Consequence, W Magazine, LA Weekly, Earmilk, Flaunt, Ones To Watch, and EUPHORIA among others.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Clay #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Lillian Hepler over Zoom video!Lillian Hepler tells the stories many of us are afraid of admitting. A dynamic and versatile pop artist, she weaves her own experiences into her songs, conveying the kaleidoscope of emotions she so deeply feels. In turn, her songs provide an insight into the openhearted and honest person she is while also becoming the universal soundtrack for her listeners. Born and raised in Utah, Lillian started singing before she could even speak. Even as a child, she was steadfast in her decision to pursue music — even if some people around her thought she was being naive. At 13, she began uploading covers and at 15 she began penning her own songs to help her both perfect her craft and find her audience.Over the past few years, Lillian dedicated herself to experimenting with music and producers, sharpening her own skillset as an artist. Following the release of singles like "Nightmare" and "Easy," she amassed millions of streams and over 2.2 million feverish fans on TikTok. But now, at 22, Lillian feels like she’s starting a new chapter with music that matches her essence as an artist.That next era brings Lillian’s highly anticipated forthcoming EP, including the punchy pop track, “Call Me Yours.” Inspired by being over situationships and hookup culture. “Call Me Yours’ is about being in a relationship where you’re not exclusive but you’re not seeing anyone else,” Lillian explains. Across the EP, Lillian hones in on the things that have been plaguing her for the past few years. On “Lillian,” she touches on a friendship breakup, whereas “Famous” lets the inspiration know that they haven’t really fazed her. In one of the most confessional songs “IDK Her,” Lillian lists out real names of people her now-ex blindsided her with. Despite publicly dealing with all of this, Lillian stays true to the girl who dreamed of being where she is now by keeping her head high and writing about it instead.Combining the cheekiness of pop artists like Sabrina Carpenter with the vulnerable storytelling of songwriters like Gracie Abrams, Lillian’s upcoming releases show that she’s primed to be music’s next big thing. At its core, Lillian’s forthcoming collection of songs serves as a snapshot into her life so far — showcasing her ability to astutely acknowledge her own story while making it something that anyone with as big a heart as hers can relate to. We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #LillianHepler #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
Interview with SIPPY

Interview with SIPPY


We had the pleasure of interviewing SIPPY over Zoom video!SIPPY, hailing from Sydney, has quickly become an unstoppable force in the bass music world, renowned for her powerful beats and undeniable stage presence. With a steadfast dedication to elevating the electronic scene, she's left a mark on Australia’s nightlife, headlining the nation's most celebrated clubs and festivals, including Touch Bass and Spilt Milk. Her journey didn’t stop there; SIPPY took her talents to Los Angeles, amplifying her reach and cementing her status on the global stage.Known for her dynamic performances, she transitioned from supporting roles to becoming a fixture in the bass music scene, sharing the stage with titans like Zeds Dead and Excision. SIPPY's influence spans beyond borders, with memorable performances at iconic venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater and festivals such as Lost Lands and HARD Summer, showcasing her as a pivotal figure in bass music both in Australia and internationally.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #SIPPY #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Ferry Townes over Zoom video!Ferry Townes releases new single “T.G.F.K” (Thank God For Kyle) via Licorice Pizza Records. The track is Julia Gargano’s second release following “Be Here” under her new project Ferry Townes. An ode to her best friend, “T.G.F.K” includes a breathtaking chorus composed of isolated, layered choral vocals, a canonic bedroom pop guitar bridge, and lyrics imbued with sincerity: “just got nothing to do without you.” Sonically captivating, “T.G.F.K” serves as a reminder that everyone needs, and deserves a best friend.“T.G.F.K, which stands for Thank God For Kyle, is about my bestest friend. The initial idea came from being so grateful that our relationship is what it is- that we’ll never have to fall in love and break up, but we will just be friends forever.” Gargano shares. The accompanying video, Directed by Stephanie Saias, perfectly encapsulates that forever kind of best friend love between Julia and Kyle.The sounds of Ferry Townes is an eclectic blend of acoustic and electronic elements, reminiscent of bands like HAIM and boygenius, yet with a distinct melodic narrative and alternative pop flair. She shares “Every page of lyrics tries to be closure to a tumultuous day, trying to compost the hard shit and turn it into energy, heartbreak into audacity, anxiousness into meditation. Nothing about life right now is normal and we are all off-roading emotionally and these songs should feel like a 4x4 for listeners.”Born and raised in Staten Island, the name Ferry Townes pays homage to The Staten Island Ferry, a symbol of Julia’s teen years commuting to LaGuardia High School, family days, dates, and watching the Statue of Liberty pass by. She shares, "Staten Island, often underestimated, grows more irreplaceable to me every time I’m on the road.”From her deep Staten Island roots, grows a vivid musical exploration of feminine identity and growing pains, sprinkled with anxious flashes and flirty obsessions. Today’s single “Be Here” is just the start of the Ferry Townes’ melodic and coming of age journey. She shares, “I can literally see my growth as a person when I look at these songs. They were written over the span of the past 3 years, which were a rollercoaster. Mid twenties are such a weird age. Ferry Townes was born out of a need to say things we should but don’t. Our songs are like those intense, never-sent letters, filled with raw overshares that one might only say with brave thumbs, but not their mouths." ABOUT FERRY TOWNESHailing from the streets of Staten Island, Ferry Townes emerges as a poignant voice in the indie music scene, channeling the raw, unfiltered emotions of its frontwoman, songwriter, Julia Gargano. The name Ferry Townes is an homage to The Staten Island Ferry, a symbol of Julia’s upbringing commuting to Manhattan for school, family days, dates, and watching the Statue of Liberty. Having had her public debut on American Idol Season 18 and finishing in the top 7, Gargano’s debut collection is an eclectic blend of acoustic and electronic elements, reminiscent of bands like HAIM and boygenius, yet with a distinct melodic narrative and alternative pop flair. Ferry Townes is a vivid musical exploration of feminine identity and growing pains, sprinkled with anxious flashes and flirty obsessions.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #FerryTownes #JuliaGargano #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Judah & the Lion over Zoom video!“Floating in the Night,” the follow-up to “Great Decisions,” Nashville crossover folk heroes Judah & the Lion (Judah Akers and Brian Macdonald) double down on the post break-up anger – but stretch towards forgiveness. The soul-baring new single is from their forthcoming album, The Process, which will be released on May 10 via Cletus the Van / Downtown Artist & Label Services.Judah says, “Anger was something I wasn’t allowed to feel growing up. The notion that everything had to be “okay” and not be justifiably angry only hurt me and my chronic back pain. When people who hurt you don’t take your pain seriously. That fucking sucks. I won’t let that happen again.”  The Process, their fifth studio album, was inspired by singer Judah’s personal life and struggles. Both he and Brian are sons of therapists, so groundbreaking psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief came to mind – Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance – as they began work on the album. Interludes set the tone for song suites dedicated to each of the five stages. Leading up to release of “Floating in the Night,” Judah & the Lion teased the single and shared about the role anger plays in the healing process in a series of short videos. Influencer jordanbyrness amplified the message with her “YALL. AREN’T. HEARING. HIM.” post.Judah & the Lion will be performing some of the new songs on tour this spring. The extensive North American run will kick off on April 25 at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC and include shows at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (May 19) and The Rooftop at Pier 17 in NYC (May 31).The Process is buoyant, impassioned and emotionally connective. The band has a reinvigorated sense of purpose with its aim to create music that resonates deeply, believing in music’s power to connect people and make them feel less alone in life’s journey.The band began releasing songs from The Process last year. The new material has racked up nearly 10 million combined global streams to date and earned spots on numerous playlists across all DSPs, including Spotify’s New Music Friday, Apple Music’s New Music Daily and Amazon Music’s Alternative Hits, with additional support from SiriusXM Alt Nation’s “Advanced Placement,” Pandora, YouTube, SoundCloud, Tidal, Audiomack and Deezer.Since their 2012 debut EP, Judah & the Lion have earned widespread acclaim for their genre-bending music, received Platinum/Gold certifications, amassed over one billion career streams and sold over 500 million tickets. Six of their hit singles have gone Top 15 on Alternative radio and the band won an iHeart Music Award for Best New Alt Rock Band of 2018. The Process is the follow-up to 2022’s Revival, which Atwood Magazine praised as an “electric embrace of what it means to be alive: Soaring through limitless euphoric highs, dwelling in gut-wrenching lows, and soaking up all the feeling in between.”We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #JudahandtheLion #NewMusic #ZoomListen & Subscribe to BiB our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! a supporter of this podcast:
Comments (2)

Alexander Huang

Such a good podcast. Listen to the ep. with Tom Higgenson from Humans were here. So interesting to figure out how TLB got their name.

Mar 23rd

Stephanie Hellemeyer

All around good podcast with great interviews. Listen to the episode with Tom Higgenson (Humans Were Here) and learn how TLB go their name.

Mar 18th