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SOPHIE POWERS – SEE ME!!

Hot on the heels of her recent debut EP Red In Revenge, 17 year old hyper-punk pop artist Sophie Powers has shared a music video for the track “See Me!!” Sophie remains as hands-on as ever, acting as the creative director and clothing designer for the new video. Fans can watch the music video for “See Me!!” now here.

Filming this video was a super fun project for me! I designed an outfit and creative directed it with the intention of embodying a 90s MTV blink-182 or Avril lavinge style music video,” shares Sophie“Of course, I wanted my own modern twist and I credit Cayenne for editing the video with me to look exactly like that. It’s very nostalgic but still modern and very chaotic! I literally got to smash a car and spray paint billboards for this. It was one of the most fun music videos I filmed.

Spending the last year cultivating a unique blend of punk and hyper pop, 17-year-old star Sophie Powers recently released her highly anticipated debut EP Red in Revenge, available today via Set Records. Brimming with the spellbinding energy of her unique “hyper-punk” hybrid and unique artistic vision, the EP follows Sophie’s adolescent exploits; from ending relationships and friendships, to finding your confidence and dealing with the challenges growing up.

See Me” is originally found on Sophie’s new debut EP Red In Revenge. The seven song collection includes stellar collaborations including “1 Thing” with Kellin Quinn, which continued Sophie’s on-going conversation surrounding youth mental health; rock anthem “Greed,” featuring fast-rising alternative singer/rapper DE’ WAYNE; and “Clearview” which features tour mate NOAHFINNCE. Her recent single “U Love It” featuring rapper $atori Zoom laminated her unique hyper-punk genre. In addition to fan favourite “Life Goes On!!,” the EP featured two new tracks, “See Me!!” and “Break Up On The Weekend.”

Fans can stream Red In Revenge now at https://sophiepowers.lnk.tt/RIRIB

At just 17 years old, Sophie Powers is a bold voice beyond her years. She understands the unique pressures of modern girlhood and uses her experience to write unfiltered, devil-may-care anthems about the ups and downs of being yourself. One minute she’s confident and cool, with the sneering attitude of a punk rock front woman, and the next she’s vulnerable and raw, channeling the loneliness of contemporary life in a stirring ballad. Combining the crunchy sound of punk with today’s hip-hop and pop, Powers is the sound of the future.

With over 2.5 million streams since her debut “Loney Army” in 2021, Sophie has found her music on popular editorial playlists such as SALT, the cover of New Punk Tracks, Punks Not Dead, It’s a Bop, Rock Favorites, Punk Unleashed, and many others. Her recent collaboration with Kellin Quinn on “1 Thing” continued Sophie’s on-going conversation surrounding youth mental health, while her recent track “Life Goes On!!” reminds her peers the importance of moving on from heartbreak. Sophie has alos recently teamed up with fast-rising alternative singer/rapper DE’WAYNE on single “Greed,” a rock anthem focused on the destructive results that come from one of the most deadly sins of all. Most recently, Sophie has collabed with online sensation NOAHFINNCE on the fast-paced “Clearview“. Quickly making a name for herself, Sophie has received praise from the likes of The FADER, American Songwriter, Alternative Press, The Noise, Exclaim and CelebMix for her unfiltered and uncompromising voice.

Photo Credit: Anya GTA

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MILES × LØLØ – THE INTERNET

LA-based singer/songwriter and rapper MILES unveiled his new single, “THE INTERNET,” featuring LA by-way-of Toronto pop-punk artist LØLØ. Punctuated by bouncy guitars, breezy beats and a melodic flow, the track is a sunny anthem leading into the summer season. Listen HERE. The accompanying music video is also out and highlights the challenges of dating in the modern era. Of the song’s inspiration, MILES explained with a laugh, “It’s about scrolling online during quarantine, seeing beautiful women, and knowing there’s no chance.” Watch the new visual HERE.

Of the new collaboration, LØLØ added, “I got connected with MILES through my manager and label, and we instantly hit it off in a session. A few weeks later, I saw him tease a song concept on TikTok, and I made a duet to it, without thinking too much into it. He saw it, felt there was something there, and we got back into the studio and actually turned it into a collab.

MILES creates big, high-energy tracks that people can relate to when navigating life and relationships. Early Rising called “MISS INDEPENDENT,” MILES’ first-released single of 2022, a “brilliant feel-good track that continues his exciting trajectory to becoming a household name,” while MUD Magazine praised his “unique sound” that is setting him up to be “one of [their] favorite artists.” MILES is also currently in the studio working on new original music, slated for release this summer. Stay tuned for more to come.

About MILES

MILES’ story might be almost as wild as his fusion of breezy hip-hop, earthshaking pop, and grimy rock. The St. Louis-born and Los Angeles-based singer and rapper bobs and weaves past genre lines with an unpredictable and undeniable style of his own. Predestining their son for music, mom and dad named him in homage to jazz icon Miles Davis. In turn, MILES cranked his old man’s jazz records as well as Kirk Franklin, Bill Withers, Lauryn Hill, Black Eyed Peas and Lil Wayne. Slowly, but surely, MILES developed a following online before cooking up “WHAT IN TARNATION” (2020) back in St. Louis. Beyond inspiring thousands of TikTok videos, it raked in millions of streams as he signed to Elektra Records. He maintained his momentum with the captivating, high-energy follow-up singles “DESPERADOS” and “MOSH PIT.” His new releases with Elektra kickstart a new era for this exciting artist to watch.

About LØLØ

Born and raised in Toronto and now calling LA home, LØLØ has become an undeniable presence in the pop-punk genre. The singer-songwriter has created a striking presence both online and on stage with her effortlessly cool attitude and sharp lyricism. In 2020, LØLØ created a buzz on TikTok where she reimagined music’s biggest hits. Putting her adept lyrical skills to use, she rewrote verses from the opposite perspective of the song’s subject, while still maintaining the original integrity of each song’s tempo and rhyme scheme. Most notably, her take on Taylor Swift‘s “Betty” from “Betty’s Perspective” caught the attention of Swifties and went viral on the platform. In late 2021, LØLØ released her electric EP overkill, which came directly on the heels of her 36-stop US tour with pop-punk titans New Found Glory and Less Than Jake. LØLØ has been compared to Paramore and Avril Lavigne by Billboard, as well as receiving critical acclaim from Paper Magazine, MTV, Kerrang!, American Songwriter, Ones to Watch, Alternative Press, and many more. People Magazine called her an “Emerging Artist making their mark in music” and to date she’s amassed over 35 million streams on Spotify with her numbers continuing to climb exponentially. LØLØ is on the brink of superstardom, so stay tuned as there’s much more to come.

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REZZ × MENACE

Electronic dance DJ/ producer Rezz released her new track “Menace” via Rezz Music/RCA Records on January 7, 2022.  The track serves as a bonus track on her latest album Spiral that hit the scene in November. Listen HERE.

The Canadian DJ/ producer is known for her original sound with gerne-altering electronic pieces. Released in 2019, Rezz’s first independent project Beyond the Senses EP attracted media from Alternative Press, SPIN and Billboard, who all referred to the EP as “her most impactful project to date.” The EP received The JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year in 2020. Accumulating tens of millions of streams, selling out major venues and headlining festivals around the world, Rezz is a force to be reckoned with, and “Menace” adds to the list of her groundbreaking works.

Rezz has been giving sneak peeks of the track “Menace” during live performances awaiting the official release of the track. Speaking about the new track, Rezz says, “this is one of my personal favorites ! Whenever I play it live it feels very climactic and like we’ve all achieved a victory of some sort lol”

Rezz’s fourth album Spiral was reviewed by EDM.com as “…REZZ’s most cohesive work yet. The album captures her signature sound beautifully while simultaneously showcasing her growth and versatility as a music producer.” The album includes popular songs like “Chemical Bond” with Deathpact, “Taste of You” with Dove Cameron and “Sacrificial” with PVRIS. Your EDM described “Taste of You” as “an absolute earworm,” while Alternative press regarded “Sacrificial” as “the perfect blend of both artists’ strengths and distinct artistry.”

Rezz begins her North American “Spiral Tour” on February 4, 2022, in Vancouver, BC. Tour dates will be listed below, and can be purchased HERE.

“Spiral Tour” Dates

Feb 4 – PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC

Feb 18 – Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI

Feb 19 – Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Feb 25 – Armory, Minneapolis, MN

Feb 26 – Factory, St. Louis, MO

Mar 4 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

Mar 5 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

Mar 11 – The Met, Philadelphia, PA

Mar 12 – Echostage, Washington, DC

Mar 18 – Riverworks, Buffalo, NY

Mar 19 – Express Live!, Columbus, OH

Apr 1 – Bayou, Houston, TX

Apr 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX

Apr 30 – Frost Amp, Stanford, CA

May 13 – WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA

May 14 – Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR

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THE HAPPY FITS – WHAT COULD BE BETTER

 The Happy Fits Release Tenth and Final Video What Could Be Better for Entire Album Series

 Fresh and snappy pop…” – NPR

Unforgettable pop…” – Popmatters

“Bright…catchy and clean…” – Alternative Press

Energetic and upbeat with an anthemic vibe…” – DuJour

“In a time where positivity is hard to come by, The Happy Fits are here with their transformative, sunny second album…” – The Talkhouse

The Happy Fits have released the video for the title track of their sophomore record, What Could Be Better. The new video tells the next chapter of the band’s previous visual for “Get a Job” which saw the band — Calvin Langman, Ross Monteith, and Luke Davis — enter Calvin in an area pickleball tournament and ultimately win a one-million-dollar prize. In this episode Ross and Luke revisit the tournament using a time machine they create and put things right by sabotaging the championship match after Calvin’s new wealth goes to his head.

This is the 10th and final video of the What Could Be Better video series, a project which saw The Happy Fits release a video for each track on the album, garnering over 1.4 million views.

Shortly after the release of their album What Could Be Better in 2020, The Happy Fits found themselves at a crossroads with their national tour canceled. Instead of accepting defeat, they returned to New Jersey and built a “command center” in their basement, creating an ambitious plan of attack with ten homebrewed videos. The success of these videos mirrors the band’s growth over the past year including their first Billboard charting with focus track, “Hold Me Down,” landing at #30 on the Alternative Airwaves chart and their monthly listeners jumping to over 775,000 on Spotify as they approach 50 million global streams.

What Could Be Better Music Videos

Go Dumb

No Instructions

Moving

Two of Many

The Garden

Hold Me Down

She Wants Me (To Be Loved)

Sailing

Get a Job

What Could Be Better

Built on the desire to connect with a world that’s sometimes distant, What Could Be Better is a mission statement that’s meant to be shared, channeling youthful malaise into songs like “The Garden,” “Sailing,” “Two of Many,” and “Hold Me Down” that demand to be sung as a celebration of our collective ability to overcoming the obstacles, barriers and hurdles we all maneuver in our effort to level up morally and emotionally.

Alternative Press, DuJour, PopMatters, Atwood Magazine and others have all signed on to champion the band’s unique, guitar-and-cello rock, with NPR asking “What Could Be Better? I honestly don’t know.” Their vividly written songs emphasize growing pains and life-changing realizations, which has helped The Happy Fits cultivate an eager and engaged fanbase who have propelled consumption rates through the roof.

In addition to their music, the band regularly connect with their fans through their Twitch channel or YouTube Gaming channel, where they explore the worlds of Minecraft, Among Us, Stardew Valley and Call of Duty (which they recently played with Ryan Key of Yellowcard). You can catch their weekly live series by adding their linktr.ee to your bookmarks.

Tickets for the What Could Be Better tour are on sale now on The Happy Fits website.

The Happy Fits What Could Be Better Tour Dates

Sept. 19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival

Oct. 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *

Oct. 25 – State College, PA @ Stage West *

Oct. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall & Café *

Oct. 28 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *

Oct. 29 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome *

Oct. 30 – Lakewood, OH @ MaHall’s *

Nov. 02 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground ^

Nov. 03 – New Haven, CT @ The Space ^

Nov. 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry (SOLD OUT) ^

Nov. 06 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East – Downstairs ^

Nov. 07 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT) ^

Nov. 09 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement (SOLD OUT) ^

Nov. 10 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch ^

Nov. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ^

Nov. 12 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (SOLD OUT) ^

Nov. 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry (SOLD OUT) ^

Nov. 15 – Des Moines, IA @ xBk ^

Nov. 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room ^

Nov. 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar ^

Nov. 19 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater ^

Nov. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^

Nov. 22 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile – Showroom ^

Nov. 23 – Portland, OR @ Holocene ^

Nov. 26 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone ^

Nov. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^

Nov. 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge (SOLD OUT) ^

Nov. 30 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room ^

Dec. 01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar ^

Dec. 03 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^

Dec. 04 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room ^

Dec. 05 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^

Dec. 07 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar ^

Dec. 08 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables ^

Dec. 10 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar ^

Dec. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft ^

Dec. 12 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt ^

Dec. 14 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^

Dec. 15 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd (SOLD OUT) ^

* phoneboy and MAGS will support

^ snarls and MAGS will support

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BOYBAND – NEVER KNOWS BEST

Boyband never knows best Out Now Via Dirty Hit, Reveals Newest Focus Track please don’t waste my time (ft. No Rome)

“[boyband] suggests the third wave of the emo-rap revival is here” – New York Times

“a vision of the future of alternative” – AFROPUNK

“boyband’s music is meant to be cathartic – both for himself and his listeners” – Hollywood Life

“boyband mixes Midwestern emo and contemporary rap in his genre-defying release” – Alternative Press

“the perfect fusion of nostalgia and hip-hop’s growing penchant for late-stage emo” – Ones To Watch

Grammy nominated producer/creator boyband has released never knows best, his sophomore project which zooms in on the complicated feelings associated with growing up. Accompanying the project’s release is please don’t waste my time (ft. No Rome), the newest focus track for boyband.

“please don’t waste my time” joins “birth by sleep” and “by myself,” – both previously released from never knows best – to form a trilogy tucked within boyband’s emotionally-charged project that magnifies how quickly dependency can send a blossoming relationship into a toxic and destructive spiral. “birth by sleep” and “by myself” create a captivating one-two punch of pop and punk, highlighting boyband’s dynamic ability to entangle the intricacies of hip hop, power-pop, and indie. Balancing a melancholy message – the struggle to overcome hopelessness borne from the fear of rejection – with mischievously catchy summer-pop songwriting, “birth by sleep” is juxtaposed by the frenzied and frantic atmosphere of second chapter, “by myself,” which parallels the apprehension, anxiety, and fear of being alone that the narrator experiences following an unexpected breakup. Meanwhile, “please don’t waste my time” makes it clear that hope is not lost.

Elsewhere on never knows best is “fooly cooly,” which navigates the personality, mentality, and psyche of troubled FLCL character Mamimi Samejima. The philosophical title of the project was inspired by Mamimi who scribbles the words never knows best on her cigarette. Throughout the project’s 10 tracks, boyband uses his lyrics to speak candidly about depression and the intense experiences of indifference, despondency, and social fatigue often felt by young adults in an effort to normalize these conversations. never knows best has garnered support from the likes of Hollywood Life, All Things Go, AFROPUNK, and Alternative Press who included boyband in their 40 New Artists You Need To Know feature.

The exploration of Mamimi’s character arc isn’t the first time that anime has stirred boyband to create. “death note” (feat. Billy Martin of Good Charlotte) – which appeared on his emotionally charged, 10-track project, alone in a boyband – was influenced by the 37-episode anime series and manga series of the same name.

Like the art that inspired them, “fooly cooly” and “death note” use deeply profound storytelling to expand and normalize the conversation surrounding the trouble spots in society experienced by teens today. The intimate and unique connections between boyband and his fans has allowed him to create a community-like platform through his songs, like “by myself,” “birth by sleep,” “tattoo,” “realtree” and “big face” (ft. Mike Kinsella), where fans can bond as they transition from teenagers into independent adults.

never knows best Track Listing

stitches

irl

close

fooly cooly

how 2 say ur in love

by myself

birth by sleep

please don’t waste my time ft. No Rome

hold me over

Jordan year

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Katastro × Droptop

Katastro releases a new single, Droptop, as well as a new album, Sucker.

As they gear up for the release of their new album Sucker next month, emerging alt-rock/hip-hop hybrid Katastro has released their new single, Droptop. The positive, floaty track features background vocals from longtime friend Micah Brown of Iration. Sucker, the Phoenix-based quartet’s sixth full-length album, also features their buzzy summer anthem, The Way I Feel, which is currently featured on a variety of top Spotify playlists including The New Alt, New Noise, PopRox and Beach Vibes.

Sucker, due out Friday, July 16th via Silverback Music’s Controlled Substance Sound Labs, is available for pre-order now at all DSPs, and each digital pre-save will include an instant download of Droptop and The Way I Feel, as well as the singles, One Day, 100 Rips, and Way Too High.

Katastro will celebrate the release of Sucker with a string of West Coast headlining tour dates, beginning July 23rd with a hometown show in Tempe, Arizona. The Sucker Summer Run will also take over The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on August 13th and stop in Denver, San Diego, Sacramento, and Albuquerque, among other cities.

“Droptop is one of the smoother flowing songs on the album,” shares bassist Ryan Weddle. “Featuring backup vocals from Micah Brown of Iration, we take you on a late-night ride through parties and endless summer nights, which is fitting as weߣre gearing up for our first tour since Covid. We can’t wait to get back out there and perform these new songs for everyone!”

Sucker represents a notably more mature sound for Katastro: Andy Chaves [vocals], Andrew Stravers [drums], Tanner Riccio [guitar], and Ryan Weddle [bass], while showcasing their unique melting pot stew of rock, hip-hop, funk, blues, pop, and reggae. The band’s fully collaborative creative approach, and unexpected time off in 2020, allowed for limitless possibilities. The result is a 12-song collection, produced by Matt Keller (Lydia, Anarbor, Redlands), about the constant loop of life, love, hate, and wanting to break the pattern. Sucker brings its listeners along on a ride, providing a summary soundtrack and something a little more positive to look forward to when everything feels off. Opening track The Way I Feel is an upbeat ode to getting over a bad breakup. Recent single One Day is a feel-good track about coming to terms with a broken relationship and finding yourself in the loop of partying to forget about it. Way Too High pays homage to their desert roots with its unique Western vibe and accompanying music video, while 100 Rips truly sets the tone and direction for Sucker. The catchy cruisin’ down the highway escapade features psychedelic guitar solos pumping through a mix of hip-hop and reggae set against an intoxicating chorus. The previously released songs off Sucker have already accumulated nearly half a million plays and are growing daily.

Formed nearly a decade and a half ago, Katastro, who cite Eminem and Red Hot Chili Peppers as early influences, dropped their first EP, The Wonderful Daze, in 2008 and quickly followed with their debut full-length album, Poking Holes In A Pattern, the following year. The group issued a steady stream of releases over the next ten years, mostly all independently, alternating full-lengths with EPs and acoustic Bones sessions. 2011’s Gentle Predator marked a live album zenith for the band and, in 2016, they garnered a national hit with the Strange Nights record. As their songwriting strengthened and became more revealing, Katastro followed with the albums Washed [2018] and Tropical Heartbreak [2019]. Throughout their growing career, Katastro has amassed over 80 million career streams from fans worldwide as well as media support from Alternative Press, The Noise, Substream Magazine, Phoenix New Times, Variance Magazine and more. The four-piece has also been making an impact as a powerful live act, headlining national tours and supporting the likes of Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Iration, 311, Pepper, The Expendables, and gracing festival stages such as the One Love Cali Reggae Fest and Reggae Rise Up Festival.

SUCKER TRACKLIST

  1. The Way I Feel
  2. 100 Rips
  3. Droptop
  4. Pocket Fulla
  5. One Day
  6. Sucker
  7. Hotel Lobby
  8. Naked
  9. Too $hort
  10. Way Too High
  11. John T.
  12. Last Call

KATASTRO 2021 TOUR DATES

The Sucker Summer Run

Friday, July 23 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre ~

Friday, July 30 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Other Side

Saturday, July 31 – Pueblo, CO @ Brues Alehouse

Thursday, August 12 – San Diego, CA @ MusicBox *

Friday, August 13 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy *

Saturday, August 14 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver *

Friday, August 27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad +

Festival Appearance

Sunday, October 24 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Reggae Rise Up Music Festival

~ Kash’d Out and Barefoot

* Tunnel Vision and The Irie

+ The Irie and local support

Juliet Simms – Descent

JULIET SIMMS Releases New EP Descent Out Now on Sumerian Records

“With a voice that could knock you out faster than any punch, Simms makes it easy to fall into the song’s massive sound, but listen closely, and you’ll hear the true vulnerability of the track. –NYLON

Recently Featured on the Cover of Alternative Press

In a year of turmoil, Juliet Simms is finding herself and her sound. The bluesy rock singer/songwriter has returned with her new EP Descent, out now on Sumerian Records. Descent is a sign of things yet to come for Simms, who signed to Sumerian Records last year with singles Bad Love and 100 Little Deaths. She shares: “This EP was an opportunity for me to bridge the gap between who I used to be and what I have become.Sonically it skews towards a brighter sound than the one I am moving towards but I think it’s a great mix of 80’s influence with modern pop rock production and lyrically I was able to explore my emotions in a time of significant turmoil and uncertainty.”

Juliet Simms has lived a lifetime in her 13 years in the music industry, writing hundreds of songs, releasing 4 EPs and 3 full length albums, producing numerous videos, touring for 6 years, and appearing as a guest vocalist for a host of bands from All Time Low to Black Veil Brides, Cartel, and Secondhand Serenade. She also placed second on the hit reality show The Voice, where she broke 2 Billboard download records for her recordings of Roxanne and It’s a Man’s World. Simms’ recording career officially began in Los Angeles at age 16, when she signed to a new record label Umbrella Records. She recorded her first EP with Richie Zito, who produced and wrote for Elton John, the Motels, and Heart. While recording she began promoting her songs through Myspace and her band, Automatic Loveletter, quickly became the top emo band on that platform, attracting attention from several major record labels. After showcasing for music industry icons like L.A. Reid, Jimmy Iovine, Wyclef Jean, and Don Ienner, Juliet was discovered by Allison Hagendorf (Global Head of Rock at Spotify) who signed her to Epic Records in 2005. Juliet and her band recorded a full length album with Matt Squire later released as the EP Recover. With the music industry change over to digital downloads from 2006-2008, she ended up leaving the struggling Epic Records in 2009 and stowing away on the Vans Warped Tour with her guitar in hand. In 2010, Juliet signed with RCA in USA and Sony in Japan, where she filmed the beautiful music video for Story of My Life. The story of Juliet’s life has been as exciting as it has been difficult. Often the only female in the room, whether in a recording studio or on tour with all male bands, she discovered that rock and roll truly is a man’s world, but that as a female rocker, the adversity she has faced has made her a stronger and more creative artist with better stories to tell.

For More Information, please visit:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JulietSimms

Twitter: www.twitter.com/JulietSimmsALL

Instagram:www.instagram.com/thejulietsimms

Descent Tracklisting:

1. All American

2. You’re Gonna Lose The Best Thing In Your Life

3. Real Bad Things

JUNKBUNNY RELEASES EP TODAY

LISTEN TO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE HERE

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2020 – With nearly one million streams and acclaim from Alternative Press and more, upcoming Texas alt rock trio JunkBunny unleashes their new EP, Down the Rabbit Hole, today via LAVA Records/Republic Records—listen HERE!

The band preceded the release with a blazing single, “Another Summer Song.” Alternative Press hailed it “the perfect summer anthem,” and V13 praised it as “a song with a 1990s alternative rock spirit that would have fit perfectly into the teen movies that ruled the day back around the turn of the century.”

Among its four tracks, the EP features JunkBunny’s new single “See You In Heaven.” A snappy riff marches alongside cinematic lyrics, “She said, ‘I’ll see you in heaven, but I won’t see you tonight’.Elsewhere, “Wonderful” coasts along on an energetic punked-up beat before another chantable chorus, while “Wait For Days” alternates between hummable guitars and a sweeping refrain.

Of the EP, JunkBunny says, “We’re calling it ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ because it’s our second EP that solidifies our sound. Now people can really go ‘down the rabbit hole’ with us as we continue to make music. We’re excited for people to hear it because there’s a little more variety in these songs, but they are some of our favorites.”

Down the Rabbit Hole arrives on the heels of JunkBunny’s debut EP Junk Rock and breakout single “Sedona” released last fall after opening for ZZ Top, The Struts and even Jon Bon Jovi. The EP was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, P.O.D.). The band recently debuted their live Junk Rock sessions shot from home—watch here.

Dive Down the Rabbit Hole with JunkBunny now.

ABOUT JUNKBUNNY
Crafting riffs with a resonance beyond their years, scrappy rock trio JunkBunny—made up of Mac Johnson (lead vocals & guitar, 19), Cayden Diebold (vocals & bass, 18) and Jake Douglas (drums, 18)—made their major label debut before they graduated high school. JunkBunny draws from a deep well of experience and inspiration that stretches back to when frontman Mac and drummer Jake first hit it off in the third grade. Jake began playing drums when he was two years old and Mac was already a burgeoning guitarist. Jamming after school and kicking around band names at recess, the duo had already established an early incarnation of the group by the time they met bassist Cayden, a guitar player since the age of nine. Early sets were filled with a diverse group of covers, from Nirvana to Rage Against The Machine, showcasing raw nerve and vibe. By high school, the band proved themselves an unstoppable live force, selling out shows across Houston and eventually performing with legendary acts like ZZ Top, The Struts, Sammy Hagar and even Jon Bon Jovi. Entering the studio with Grammy Award-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, P.O.D.), JunkBunny crafted their 2019 debut project Junk Rock. On the eve of their ascendency to a hard-earned wider audience, JunkBunny still burns with the same fire that emboldened them as elementary school kids falling in love with music.

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FOR MORE INFO ON JUNKBUNNY PLEASE CONTACT:
Beau Benton | Republic Records
Beau.Benton@umusic.com

Nicole Hajjar | Republic Records
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Youngblood acoustic version

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), release an acoustic version of their new single, Youngblood; Download/stream Youngblood (Acoustic) HERE. Youngblood is the title track from the band’s third studio album, out June 15 on Capitol Records and now available for pre-order. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive Youngblood; and, Want You Back; See below for full album track listing.Youngblood hit #1 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and has over 64 million streams. Rolling Stone says, 5 Seconds of Summer shred on Youngblood. The song has a relentless, thumping rhythm, around which (5SOS) move between delicate verses and a booming chorus. Nylon declares, Youngblood is great. Like, really, really great and Alternative Press calls the song, stunning. Watch the Youngblood live video, filmed across the band’s sold out 5SOS3Tour HERE.

Tickets for 5SOS Meet You There Tour, are on sale now at LiveNation.com. Each ticket purchased for the tour also includes a copy of the forthcoming album. The 25-city North American headline outing will launch on August 27 in Toronto, ON and include shows at several amphitheaters as well as Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL (September 8) and Los Angeles Greek Theatre (October 12). Full itinerary can be found HERE.

Following 5SOS five-plus years of recording and touring behind its first two albums both of which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 the band decamped across the hemisphere to Los Angeles to find a new set of collaborators, influences, and inspirations. While expanding its musical parameters on Youngblood, 5SOS retains the hooks and trademark DNA that’s always been a massive part of the band’s appeal. They wrote and recorded the bulk of the album with the Swedish producing-writing team Carl and Rami (Nicki Minaj, Madonna). Other collaborators include Andrew Watt and Ali Tamposi (Camilla Cabello), producer/instrumentalist Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Fiona Apple), producer/engineer Noah Passovoy (Maroon 5), J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth), Asia Whitacre (Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd) and Andrew Goldstein (Linkin Park, Simple Plan).

Hailed as the biggest new rock act in the world by Rolling Stone5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in history to see its first two full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. 5SOS’s self-titled debut album has sold more than three million units worldwide, with 1.5 million albums and more than 4.5 million single tracks sold in the U.S. alone. 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good charted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. She’s Kinda Hot, the album’s first single, topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries. 5SOS comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) has won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards, two ARIA Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.