Author: Wendy Redden

Twitter  Tuesday: Afrakite – “Grown Apart”

Twitter Tuesday: Afrakite – “Grown Apart”

We don’t know much about Afrakite, except that the one and so far only single posted online is pretty sweet. The solo artist is from Montreal and has created a beautiful and soulful sound with the single “Grown Apart”. The track is pretty awesome, soaring and expansive for being completely self produced and we look forward to hearing more. We […]

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Single Premiere + Q&A: Pete Ayres Band – “Occupied”

Single Premiere + Q&A: Pete Ayres Band – “Occupied”

The Pete Ayres Band is a soul and jazz infused outfit originally from St. Louis, MO – but they now call NYC home. We are excited to premiere their newest track “Occupied” from their upcoming album Till I See You.   The Pete Ayres Band formed in 2011 and released their debut in 2012 titled Ordinary Friend which is available on i-Tunes. […]

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Monks of Mellonwah  – “Never Been Good”

Monks of Mellonwah – “Never Been Good”

Monks of Mellonwah are an alternative rock/pop outfit hailing from Australia. The band formed in late 2009 in Sydney and include band members Vikram Kaushik (vocals and guitar), Joseph de la Hoyde (lead guitar), Joshua Baissari (drums) and John de la Hoyde (bass). They have released a few EPs in the past couple of years (Stars are Out, Neurogenesis and Sky & The […]

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Secret Company – “Holding On”

Secret Company – “Holding On”

Secret Company are a dedicated foursome out of Chelmsford in the UK. Senior school friends James Patman (guitarist), Kushal Gupta (bassist), and drummer Tim Reyland (drums) all played in various local bands for a while before eventually coming together and snagging frontman Scott Revell and Secret Company was born They have been together and writing songs since 2011. They are currently […]

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Twitter Tuesday – “Here’s To The Heroes”

Twitter Tuesday – “Here’s To The Heroes”

It’s starting to become a fun task every week, searching through our @therevue twitter followers and finding a band that we haven’t covered or posted on yet. The Twitter Tuesday band for this week is Here’s To The Heroes from Cincinnati, OH.  They are producing some pretty great pop punk tunes in the similar vein of Fall Out Boy or even A Day […]

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San Fermin – ‘Jackrabbit’

San Fermin – ‘Jackrabbit’

San Fermin is the brainchild of Brooklyn based composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone and the release of Jackrabbit further proves his talent of composing unique and flowing arrangements that are both haunting and beautiful. Although Ludwig-Leone is the mastermind behind the band and plays keys live, equal respect goes to those performing and playing live which include Allen Tate and Charlene Kaye on vocals, […]

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Night Beds – “Tide Teeth”

Night Beds – “Tide Teeth”

Night Beds have released a new track titled “Tide Teeth”. The brainchild of Nashville based singer/songwriter Winston Yellen, the newer tracks seems to take a little more of a synth direction than the acoustic based tracks from 2013’s Country Sleep. The new material is still ethereal and dreamy, so we approve of the updated sound. With Yellen’s yummy voice, it could really be […]

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Secondborn – “When Lions Dream”

Secondborn – “When Lions Dream”

Secondborn will satisfy your appetite for hard, polished rock the likes of Thrice or even in some songs, 30 Seconds to Mars. The Lafayette, LA based band  was officially formed in March 2014 and will release their newest EP in June titled SYMBOLS. They completely self produced everything and the result is actually a very tight and compelling harder rock EP. The guitar heavy […]

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“Twitter Tuesday” – Valley Shine

“Twitter Tuesday” – Valley Shine

Today for Twitter Tuesday we take a look at Los Angeles based folky-americana-pop band Valley Shine. The band is fairly new (formed in early 2014) and is now comprised of Jenna Blake (vocals, keys), Sam Sobelman (vocals, guitar, banjo), Troy Lawton (drums) and Danny Severance (violin). Valley Shine is currently working on recording their first EP LOCA which is set to […]

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Hidden Gem: bitter’s kiss

Hidden Gem: bitter’s kiss

Sometimes you listen to a song or two and just have to immediately share it. This is happening today and bitter’s kiss must be shared. We love discovering younger and ‘talented beyond their years’ artists, like Sammy Brue. We can now add Chloe Baker to the list of very talented teenage singer-songwriters. With the help of her father, bitter’s kiss (aka Chloe Baker) […]

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A quick conversation with….Inner Outlaws

A quick conversation with….Inner Outlaws

We shared a lovely track back in February on our Weekend Showcase from Inner Outlaws titled “Just Like Moonlight”. The Brooklyn based indie band is actually writing, recording and releasing a single every month during the course of 2015. They have a brand new track for April titled “Suzanna” which is an awesome lyrical gem and we also asked them a few questions […]

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Bop English – “Constant Bop”

Bop English – “Constant Bop”

If you happen to rattle off a few of your favorite Austin based bands, as of late White Denim should be in the top 10. They have been playing awesome psych garage rock for quite a while, but just recently gained well deserved recognition for 2013’s Corsicana Lemonade which had some production help from Jeff Tweedy. Fast forward to 2015 and […]

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Hidden Gem: Rebecca Clements – “Pure Wasted”

Hidden Gem: Rebecca Clements – “Pure Wasted”

Rebecca Clements has released the awesome track “Pure Wasted” which is also the title of her brand new three track EP. We are sharing this track as it’s a lovely bit of haunting vocals and storytelling of a broken relationship. This UK based singer-songwriter is one to watch, especially if you are a fan of Torres. The track “Wildlife” follows with […]

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GOLDEN COAST – “Take You Away”

GOLDEN COAST – “Take You Away”

I have a thing for really upbeat and awesome tempo pop –  Los Angeles based GOLDEN COAST is a band that definitely belongs on my list of favorite indie pop bands at the moment. They have a similar vein to Max and The Moon, CRUISR, and COIN but with an awesome danceable California goodness vibe going on. GOLDEN COAST is perfecting indie synth-pop and is comprised of […]

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Meadowlark – ‘Dual’

Meadowlark – ‘Dual’

We posted Meadowlark as a hidden gem earlier this month but from the looks of their recent SoundCloud plays, they will not be hidden for long. Meadowlark, who is comprised of Kate McGill and Daniel Broadley, are creating some lovely indie-pop tracks as of late. We posted their lead single “Fly” previously which is a quite lovely, airy and dreamy pop gem. Their […]

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Twitter Tuesday: Cross Wires  – “Walking Wounded”

Twitter Tuesday: Cross Wires – “Walking Wounded”

I have decided to take on a weekly feature that showcases a band that either follows us on Twitter or has reached out for us to take a listen to their music recently. We have a disclaimer in our About Us section that we really try to listen to everything we can, but sometimes that is just not possible so […]

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SXSW Recap #4

SXSW Recap #4

Here is the final recap and last round of bands witnessed during the festival. There would have been at least two more recaps if I could have helped it, but life happens and my schedule was cut short because of family obligations which for me as much as I love music, family is first. I loved gallivanting around Austin for […]

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SXSW Recap #3

SXSW Recap #3

We continue on with our SXSW shows, this time focusing on some of the great day shows. I mostly camped between Hype Hotel and the Beautiful Buzz/TBD Austin showcase which had some great under the radar talent, along with a few big time names in my book. This year I finally got to check out The Fader Fort which even […]

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SXSW Recap #2

SXSW Recap #2

Let’s not waste any time – this is a recap of the first rounds of bands I was able to catch at a few different places. First off, there was a great day showcase that kicked off the Sunday before the official festival put on by an awesome group of ladies that are behind Beats Delicious. If you are in the Austin area […]

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SXSW Festival – Recap #1

SXSW Festival – Recap #1

The SXSW Festival is a music festival that is hard to describe if you have never attended before. It is quite massive. Over 2,000 bands descend upon Austin, TX, and it is a challenge to search and find all of the unofficial parties or events that are happening and to plan the almost week long schedule. It is overwhelming at times […]

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