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This past Friday, we made it out to the DNA Lounge for a great night of music which included everything from acoustic to punk rock. Check out our coverage of all the bands here: Dead Frets, Travis Hayes and the Young Daze, ToyGuitar and of course Divided Heaven  which is the music project of Jeff Berman. This tour, he has full band in tow and they delivered an incredible energetic set of indie punk.  We had the opportunity to talk with Jeff before his set and are pleased to bring you that interview here:

Jeff recently started his Youngblood Tour in support of his new album, Youngblood which was released earlier this year on Say 10 Records. One thing is for sure, he delivered an energetic set that captured the crowd’s attention and had everyone moving and singing along. His style of music can be described as indie or punk with a great emphasis on the punk. Jeff’s upbeat tempo and punk style created the perfect atmosphere for the DNA Lounge as I reminisced about the punk bands I would catch back in the 80’s on Tuesday nights (those are some good memories!). Check out the photos by Rockin Ryan of the set:

I was glad to see a couple of my favorite songs performed, Melissa Militia and Ego and Nothing More, in addition to hearing some of his older songs which have become some of my new faves Jeff brings a completely new edge to his songs when he performs them with a live band and highlights this punk angst. But I love both the acoustic and live band sets, and I still am so bummed that I didn’t get to see Divided Heaven on Warped Tour as they performed on the Acoustic Basement stage. Jeff brings such emotion to his songs and  his voice is captivating. One of my favorite sets at the DNA Lounge in a very long time. Check out a couple videos from the set:

You can catch Divided Heaven on the West Coast tour dates and I would highly recommend getting out to a show. Also, when you are there, make sure to pick up the Youngblood album and it is available on vinyl, which I am ecstatic about. We picked up both Divided Heaven vinyls at the show and I have been playing them ever since. You can also pick up Youngblood on iTunes here. Youngblood was produced by Charlie Stavish (Imagine Dragons, Ryan Adams) and Stephen Egerton (ALL, Descendents).

Tour dates: 

  • September 9 – The Kraken – Seattle, WA
  • September 10 – Twilight – Portland, WA
  • September 11 – The Press Club – Sacramento, CA
  • September 12 – Riley’s – Bakersfield, CA
  • September 13 – Artistic Armory – Las Vegas, NV
  • September 14 – Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA

Make sure to catch a show if they are coming near you and stay tuned for our interview with Jeff later this week.  Visit the social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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This past Friday, we made it out to the DNA Lounge for a great night of music which included everything from acoustic to punk rock. Check out our coverage of the acoustic set by Dead Frets here:   Dead Frets.  Next up, was Divided Heaven which is the music project of Jeff Berman. This tour, he has full band in tow and they delivered an incredible energetic set of indie punk.  We had the opportunity to talk with Jeff before his set and will be bringing you that to you later this week.

Jeff recently started his Youngblood Tour in support of his new album, Youngblood which was released earlier this year on Say 10 Records. One thing is for sure, it was an energetic set that captured the crowd’s attention and had everyone moving and singing along. His style of music can be described as indie or punk with a great emphasis on the punk. Jeff’s upbeat tempo and punk style created the perfect atmosphere for the DNA Lounge as I reminisced about the punk bands I would catch back in the 80’s on Tuesday nights (those are some good memories!). Check out the photos by Rockin Ryan of the set:

I was glad to see a couple of my favorite songs performed, Melissa Militia and Ego and Nothing More, in addition to hearing some of his older songs which have become some of my new faves Jeff brings a completely new edge to his songs when he performs them with a live band and highlights this punk angst. But I love both the acoustic and live band sets, and I still am so bummed that I didn’t get to see Divided Heaven on Warped Tour as they performed on the Acoustic Basement stage. Jeff brings such emotion to his songs and  his voice is captivating. One of my favorite sets at the DNA Lounge in a very long time. Check out a couple videos from the set:

You can catch Divided Heaven on the West Coast tour dates and I would highly recommend getting out to a show. Also, when you are there, make sure to pick up the Younglbood album and it is available on vinyl, which I am ecstatic about. We picked up both Divided Heaven vinyls at the show and I have been playing them ever since. You can also pick up Youngblood on iTunes here. Youngblood was produced by Charlie Stavish (Imagine Dragons, Ryan Adams) and Stephen Egerton (ALL, Descendents).

Tour dates: 

  • September 8 – Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA
  • September 9 – The Kraken – Seattle, WA
  • September 10 – Twilight – Portland, WA
  • September 11 – The Press Club – Sacramento, CA
  • September 12 – Riley’s – Bakersfield, CA
  • September 13 – Artistic Armory – Las Vegas, NV
  • September 14 – Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA

Make sure to catch a show if they are coming near you and stay tuned for our interview with Jeff later this week.  Visit the social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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Divided Heaven are set to kick off their tour tonight in Carlsbad, CA at the Boar Cross’n. The West Coast tour will have the Dead Frets as support and we are happy to see that they will be making a stop tomorrow night in San Francisco at the DNA Lounge. Divided Heaven features Jeff Berman but the tour will be featuring a full band. They are touring in support of their album, Youngblood which was released earlier this year on Say-10 Records. You can pick up Youngblood on iTunes here. Youngblood was produced by Charlie Stavish (Imagine Dragons, Ryan Adams) and Stephen Egerton (ALL, Descendents).

Check out  the music video for Melissa Militia which is featured on the latest album:

Tour dates: 

  • September 4 – Boars Crossing – Carlsbad, CA (early show)
  • September 4 – Til Two Club – San Diego, CA (late show)
  • September 5 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
  • September 6 – The Lounge – Susanville, CA
  • September 7 – Volcanic Theatre – Bend, OR
  • September 8 – Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA
  • September 9 – The Kraken – Seattle, WA
  • September 10 – Twilight – Portland, WA
  • September 11 – The Press Club – Sacramento, CA
  • September 12 – Riley’s – Bakersfield, CA
  • September 13 – Artistic Armory – Las Vegas, NV
  • September 14 – Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA

Make sure to catch a show if they are coming near you. We will bring you full coverage from the San Francisco show and hope to bring you an interview with Jeff. Visit the social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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Singer Songwriter Jamie Alimorad is definitely on his way to scoring another great You Tube hit with his new music video. The Boston based singer won over his Youtube fans with his first music video for Beautiful by reaching over  2 million views! Jamie’s charismatic songwriting and his captivating vocals are ready to do it again with his new video for Crawling Back to Me, the second single off his album, Words Left Unsaid. The song is a fun catchy pop punk track that takes you on a tale of a crazy ex-girlfriend. The video truly captures the fun spirit of the song. Jamie’s vocals carry the perfect punk angst vibe that bring the lyrics to life. The video is sure to be another fan fave!

Jamie is set to perform at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City tomorrow night and we had the chance to catch up with him. We are pleased to bring you our interview here:

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Music Junkie Press: HI Jamie, Thanks for the taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press. We have a lot of exciting things to share with our audience about what you have been working on. First, we understand that you will be taking the stage at The Studio at Webster Hall this week in New York City. Tell us about the event?

Jamie: It’s great to be here Marisol! I’m really excited for the show at Webster Hall this Thursday! It’s my first time playing at this historic venue and we’ll be playing a whole slew of songs off Cornerstone and Words Left Unsaid, including some I haven’t done in a while.

Music Junkie Press: We have loved the fun video for Crawling Back To Me. The song is awesome and you truly capture that crazy ex-girlfriend vibe in the video. Can you tell us about the song and have you had ex-girlfriends like that or asking if the song is about them? Tell us about the chicken!

Jamie: Haha the chickens have kinda taken on a life of their own with the fans. While we were filming on day one Luis Ayala (co-director), approached me asking how I felt about chickens in the music video. I didn’t know what he was getting at, but I said, “Sure, fine with me,” I wanted to make sure he asked the property owner before doing anything and he got the OK. I didn’t think anything of it, but low and behold the very next day this girl comes to the door and introducers herself as the chicken girl and there they were. There were two in this box. One was really friendly and the other was a total… well she wasn’t so nice.

I had a lot of fun making that video and it was a concept that I came up with that goes hand and hand with the song so well. The inspiration behind the lyrics comes from two ex-girlfriends of mine that I combined into a super ex-girlfriend that stops at nothing to win back her man. Spoiler alert, she doesn’t.

Music Junkie Press: We just heard the great news that you have been nominated for the IMEA Rock Artist of the Year. Congratulations and we will be sharing the link to vote with our audience. Tell us about when you first received the call on the nomination and what this award really means for you?

Jamie: Thank you so much. This is actually the second year in a row that I’ve received a nomination from the IMEA Awards  (2013 Rock Male Vocalist of the Year and Rock Entertainer of the Year) and I’m really thrilled to be involved with such classy organization. The nominees came out Tuesday and I was really thrilled to hear that I received a nomination. I know the fans had been very vocal on their Facebook page, which is great! There is a fan voting section to the awards and you can vote at http://www.imeaawards.com/vote/music/. I’m category 52. You can vote once per email address.

Music Junkie Press: We will vote and make sure to share the links with everyone. We have up until the end of August to make this happen!

Jamie: Yes! Thank you! Voting ends August 27th.

Music Junkie Press: Your music really captures feelings and emotions and you have an excellent way of transferring that through your songs, do you have a particular song writing process?

Jamie: Every song is different and they each have their own creative story. Most of the time I come up with melody first and the lyrics follow. As an arranger, I tend to build things all at once and certain notes and lyrics will make go to how an instrument will interact with that.

For the past two years, I’ve been working with legendary singer and songwriter Gino Vannelli and he’s challenged me to go outside my comfort zone and write a little more organically. Just piano/vocal. Start there, don’t think about the band, don’t think about a rhythm section. Just let it ooze out. It’s been a total trip for me and I’m approaching the new songs in this matter and it’s bringing a whole slew of ideas to the table.

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Music Junkie Press: What are you currently working on and is there any more videos in the works?

Jamie: Well I’m continuing to write for a new album that I’m really excited about! It’s been a busy schedule, but I’ve been writing on and off now for the past year and the new songs sound great. I can’t wait to get the band in on them.

I filmed a video for “That’s What She Said” in LA and we’re editing that and we also have the basics for a music video for “Dancing With You”. In June we shot a live video for “She Is…” at a private show which we’ll be releasing, as well as a promotional video/sizzle reel.

Music Junkie Press: With your show this week in New York, do you have any plans to come out to the West Coast and perform? Particularly Northern California, hint, hint!! We would be excited for any shows out here.

Jamie: I would love to get to Northern California! I’ve never been there. So many of my favorite bands have come out of San Francisco, it would be a treat to perform in the places they used to play, and still do! We’re working on Fall and Winter dates, stay tuned!

Music Junkie Press: If we could peak into your iPod, what artist or song would we be most surprised at finding in there?

Jamie: Hmmmm well it wouldn’t be surprising to those who have known me for years, but I think a lot of people would be surprised to see the full catalog of the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees on there. I grew up listening to 80’s music and all those songs had in common were great melodies. Whether they were fast or slow, there was something sweet to them, and they all had big harmonies. The boy bands of the 90’s carried on that tradition to my ear. I couldn’t get enough of it, and I don’t look at them as “boy bands”. To me they are vocal groups, just like the Temptations were, or the Four Tops. Different time, different terminology, but you can’t listen to a 98 Degrees song and tell me that is not a legit vocal group singing rich harmonies with a great blend.  The Beatles had unbelievable three-part harmony. All of those groups, from the boy bands to Van Halen inspired my voicing and use of harmony in my songs.

Music Junkie Press: With the music scene making dramatic changes over the past 15+ years, what would you most like to see change in the music world and how could your fans help in making this happen?

Jamie: That’s a tough one. I just wish people would be more positive about music. There seems to be this trend that people just want to put what other people like down for no reason. If you don’t like what you hear on the radio, do something about it. Don’t listen, or write in saying you want to hear this band. People take notice of that. I’m unsigned and recently got picked up on MIX 94.9 in St. Cloud, MN. Once I posted I was being played there and for the fans to request my song, they did! And guess what? Now I’m being played along side Bruno Mars and Maroon 5! An FM station, an artist with no record company, completely DIY (do it yourself) being played because the people demand it. That’s what you can do. Don’t go on YouTube and make fun of people. Don’t trash what people adore just to trash it. Focus on what you like and help those people get to the top.

Photo by: Marc Padro Photography

Photo by: Marc Padro Photography

Music Junkie Press: If you could go back to your 14 year old self, what advice would you give to yourself?

Jamie: Probably to start earlier. What I mean by that is, that was a time where the digital age was coming in and there was conflict between do we go the download way or stick with CDs. If I was a little more progressive then I think I ‘d be in a different situation right now. Now how do you tell a 14 year old to be progressive in a changing time where nobody knows what’s going on? I just watched too many movies where you play somewhere and get discovered. It doesn’t really work that way anymore.

Music Junkie Press: Lastly, what would you like to share with our audience?

Jamie: I’d just like to say thank you to everyone who’s been with me throughout the years. From folks at home that have watched me through musicals and performances, to those that saw me throughout college in Boston and at Northeastern, and those that have been picking up the music through Cornerstone and Words Left Unsaid, seeing shows along the way, I couldn’t be where I am without you. It’s amazing and the stories I hear from you each day at concerts and in messages really touch me. Songwriting is a selfish act; we write what we feel to make ourselves feel better and hope that in some way we can touch the listener, and to know that my songs are making an impact on you is the most rewarding thing I could ask for.

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Jamie is definitely bringing a fresh new side to the power pop punk style of the 90’s. His powerful vocals and infectious style will have you falling in love with his music in no time. I love his feel good attitude and whatever is ailing you, put on some Jamie and things will all seem a little bit better and life more colorful. We need more people making with a good heart like Jamie and his charismatic personality making us fantastic music to be the soundtrack of our lives.   Make sure to get your vote in for Jamie in Category 52 for the IMEA Awards. Vote here:  http://www.imeaawards.com/vote/music/. He definitely has our vote for Rock Artist of the Year!

Also, visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news.

~ Marisol

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Indie acoustic punk artist, Casey Bolles has announced East Coast tour dates with My Heart, My Anchor. The tour is set to start on August 10th in Toronto, Canada and go through August. Check out the tour poster here:

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If you are not familiar with Casey, let me introduce you to his wonderful music. Casey brings his feelings and emotions to life through his acoustic style of punk infused/emo music. He has a very captivating voice that takes you on a musical journey through his life experiences and feelings. Casey will be releasing new music this fall but for now you can check out his first EP release, The Fever which features an energetic full band of Indie pop rock and you can pick it up here.

Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news.

~ Marisol

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Singer Songwriter Jamie Alimorad is definitely on his way to scoring another great You Tube hit with his new music video. The Boston based singer won over his Youtube fans with his first music video for Beautiful by reaching over  2 million views! Jamie’s charismatic songwriting and his captivating vocals are ready to do it again with his new video. He has released his music video for Crawling Back to Me, the second single off his album, Words Left Unsaid. 

The song is a fun catchy pop punk track that takes you on a tale of a crazy ex-girlfriend. The video truly captures the fun spirit of the song. Jamie’s vocals carry the perfect punk angst vibe that bring the lyrics to life. The video is sure to be another fan fave! We need more music like this that brings out good humor wrapped in a lively presentation.  Check it out here:

I am sure many men can attest to the crazied ex-girlfriend and Jamie has some of the best lyrics in this song::

I won’t go back
I want you like I want a thousand heart attacks
I cut you out and trimmed the fat
I won’t go back
I bet it stings just like the rug burn on your hands and knees
Cause you keep crawling back to me

Jamie is definitely bringing a fresh new side to the power pop punk style of the 90’s. His powerful vocals and infectious style will have you falling in love with his music in no time. I love his feel good attitude and whatever is ailing you, put on some Jamie and things will all seem a little bit better and life more colorful.

Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news.

~ Marisol

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Photo Credit: Hamish Irvine

Photo Credit: Hamish Irvine

I have a great band to tell you about for some energetic aggressive pop punk that will get you pumped up and ready to start your day off right. I am talking about Nine Volt Heart from the UK. Nine Volt Heart is Mikey Lord on vocals/guitar, Paul Norfolk on guitar, Ed Truby on bass and Alex Sheldon on drums. These four bring together a fresh new take on punk infused with some melodic pop rock styles.  The perfect combo to get you moving. We had the opportunity to interview Nine Volt Heart and are pleased to bring that interview to you here:

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Music Junkie Press: We are excited about the release of your album The Miracle Kids. This album brings a lot of great energy out and a great dose of pop and punk! What was the inspiration behind this album?

Mikey: Cheers! The album is built around a lot of stories I had, all set in this world where a nuclear apocalypse had taken place and people that had survived were trying to rebuild some sort of life. The songs on this album all come from different points in stories or different characters individually.

Music Junkie Press: Tell us about the band name Nine Volt Heart and how you all formed?

Mikey: The band name is something we’ve always had as a sort of ‘damn this has to be a song title’ thing, but it got to the point where we were sick of having crappy band names and picked that. It fits our style and our sound and we really dig it. We’ve been a band in various versions since about 2011, but Paul joined last year and that’s the line up we’ve been with since.

Music Junkie Press: You have a great punk feel to your music which I love, who were some bands that inspired you the most? Mikey – Thanks! Well there’s the usuals that people say, like the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, and Black Flag and Misfits were important for us. We’re teenagers, so Green Day’s totally in there. My Chemical Romance would definitely be the biggest one.

Ed: We’ve definitely been inspired by countless bands spanning just as many genres! Ranging from bands like Blink-182 to heavier bands, and I think this is shown throughout the album!

Paul: I think there are tons of bands out there that have inspired us, but some of the most inspiring would be bands such as my chemical romance, 30 seconds to mars and blink 182.

Music Junkie Press: All of you being so young and talented musicians, what advice can you give to other young musicians who struggle with the pressure of trying to fit into a music genre checkbox and pressured to play a more “popular” style of music?

Paul: I think they should just play the music they enjoy playing instead being pressured into any more popular genres. If they enjoy listening to and playing the music they do, so will other people out there.

Mikey: I don’t really agree that there is that pressure for young musicians, there’s a culture now of creativity and being original and doing your own thing which is really cool. My advice though, would be to just play what comes naturally and don’t give a shit what anyone says about it. If you like playing what you’re playing then keep playing it, cause if you don’t enjoy it then what’s the point?

Ed: I’d say play the types of music that you enjoy playing! If you don’t enjoy the music that you’re playing then you can’t put any proper passion into it! But then again don’t be afraid to compromise!

Alex: Don’t bow to pressure, just play what you want to play and enjoy yourself, ‘popularity’ isn’t everything!

Music Junkie Press: A Waste of Dreaming is an awesome track, can you tell us more about that song?

Mikey: Thank you! A lot of the lyrics for that song were inspired by George Orwell’s ‘1984’, and the film ‘The Road’. I’m making headway into the book for 1984, but I saw a stage production of it that hit me like a train and I walked out of it with all these ideas, and they turned into A Waste Of Dreaming. It’s the last song that got written for the record – we announced the album release with all the tracklistings etc before we even finished recording that song. The story in it just seemed to fit perfectly with all the other stuff that was going on on the record, and it added another dose of aggression which was cool.

Ed: That was actually the last song that we put on the album. The album was practically finished then A Waste of Dreaming got written and we all loved it!

Music Junkie Press: Do you currently have any upcoming shows you can tell us about and will you be making it out to the US soon?

Mikey: This Friday we’re playing at the Leeds Wardrobe as part of the Futuresound Competition 2014 to win slots at Leeds + Reading! After that we’re on a bit of a down low period, due to people going away over summer and stuff. We’ll be keeping active and doing acoustic stuff where we can, check our website for show announcements here: http://www.ninevoltheart.co.uk/shows I don’t know about the US, we’re barely big enough for our own shoes in West Yorkshire. Let alone the rest of England. We’d love to get over there someday though.

Music Junkie Press: If someone was going to be seeing you in concert for the first time, what could you tell them they could expect at Nine Volt Heart show?

Alex: Lots and lots of energy! And noise.

Paul: I think at our shows you can expect alot of energy and catchy songs varying from pop punk to heavier punk rock. I think our shows have something everyone can enjoy and have a good time

Ed:  A lot of energy, a heck of a lot of jumping and the occasional mosh pit!

Mikey:  Energy’s a running theme here, so yeah that.

Music Junkie Press: Another song from the EP that really shines is breathe?, it has such emotionally driven lyrics. Can you tell us more about that song?

Mikey:  That song is a sort of drop in on the story that runs from A Waste Of Dreaming. It’s written from the point of view of someone trying to force himself to believe and appreciate a government and leadership that he can’t help but know is corrupt and lying to him. He’s trying to make the choice between living comfortably and believing in this false leadership, or attempting to live the life that he wants to live and learning as much as he can about the world.

Music Junkie Press: If Nine Volt Heart could be a comic book, what would each of your superhero names and super powers be?

Mikey: I just finished my Gold DofE expedition and came back all sunburnt, so I think my superpower would be to be able to sweat suncream (sunscreen). I’d be Factor 50 Man.

Ed: I’d be procrastination man and my power would just be to pause time so I could chill and do important stuff later.

Alex: Gingerman, I’d give everyone Ginger hair. Sounds more like a villain to be fair though.

Music Junkie Press: We saw the great video for The 45_Slow, love it! Will you be working on any music videos and if so, can you tell us for which song?

Mikey: I think we wanna make something for The Miracle Kids, and there’s loads of ideas getting thrown about at the moment for it – hopefully that’ll happen this summer.

Music Junkie Press: If you could take a song from a completely different genre and turn it into a Nine Volt Heart style what might that be?

Ed:  I’d love to do duality by slipknot! It was the first properly heavy song I learnt on bass and I fell in love with the speed and the technicality of the bass line, so I reckon we could do that!

Paul:  I’d love to play a James Taylor song, i’m a big fan. I’d probably choose to do Carolina in my mind, I love that song.

Mikey: Fairytale Of New York would be insane. We’d probably absolutely kill the song but it would be fun.

Alex:  I think ‘Trouble’ by Taylor Swift would be a laugh to do.

Music Junkie Press: If we could peak into your Ipod, what artist or song might we be most surprised at finding in there?

Ed:  For me that would probably be Eminem! I love Eminem, his lyrics are so powerful yet still relatable, and I always feel Eminem isn’t your standard rapper, there just seems to be something that sets him above other rappers in my opinion.

Paul: I have the latest album, same trailer different park, by the Texan country singer Kacey Musgraves, and it’s a fantastic album

Mikey:  I have a lot of Brian Eno on my phone. I really dig him.

Alex:  Probably the large amount of classical stuff on there, it’s calming stuff y’know.

Music Junkie Press: Lastly, what would you like to share with your fans and audience?

Make sure you check out all our online stuff here: http://www.ninevoltheart.co.uk http://www.ninevoltheart.bandcamp.com http://www.facebook.com/ninevoltheart http://www.twitter.com/ninevoltheart_

And thanks so much for interviewing us!

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Nine Volt Heart currently has their new album, The Miracle Kids out now. You can pick up the 12 track album on their bandcamp page here. You will love it since it features a variety of tracks from the amped up pop punk anthem of the title track, The Miracle Kids to the emotionally driven song of breathe? to the kick ass track of Teenage Fantasy and everything in between. They really remind me of another young pop punk band that I fell in love with many,many years ago; Material Issue. Check out a cool video for one of my favorite songs from Nine Volt Heart, The 45_Slow here:

 

Make sure to check them out on their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Photo Credit: Hamish Irvine

Photo Credit: Hamish Irvine

I have a great band to tell you about for some energetic aggressive pop punk that will get you pumped up and ready to start your day off right. I am talking about Nine Volt Heart from the UK. Nine Volt Heart is Mikey Lord on vocals/guitar, Paul Norfolk on guitar, Ed Truby on bass and Alex Sheldon on drums. These four bring together a fresh new take on punk infused with some melodic pop rock styles.  The perfect combo to get you moving.

Nine Volt Heart currently has their new album, The Miracle Kids out now. You can pick up the 12 track album on their bandcamp page here. You will love it since it features a variety of tracks from the amped up pop punk anthem of the title track, The Miracle Kids to the emotionally driven song of breathe? to the kick ass track of Teenage Fantasy and everything in between. They really remind me of another young pop punk band that I fell in love with many,many years ago; Material Issue. Check out a cool video for one of my favorite songs, The 45_Slow here:

 

Make sure to check them out on their social media sites and we will see if we can bring you an interview with these fresh young musicians who are definitely making a name for themselves.

~ Marisol

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Portland based indie punk band, Lee Corey Oswald have announced they have signed with No Sleep Records. They are also set to release a new full length album, Regards set for an August 5th release. The band is currently debuting a new song, Progress which features guest vocals from labelmate Ty Vaughn of Broadway Calls. You can preview the new song here: http://blurtonline.com/news/track-premiere-new-lee-corey-oswald/.

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“This song is about people often thinking that being progressive has to mean being exclusive and narrow minded to other points of view,” explains Corey Ciresi. “This contradicts the meaning of the term “progress,” which means being open to other ways of thought and change, without exclusivity. The title of the album, Regards, is a sort of sardonic reference to the ironic politics of the underground and the term “punk.”

Regards was recorded analog on reel to reel tape, capturing the band’s spirit in the moment as they perform each track live to record. “We love the  warmness it adds to the sound as well as the rawness that can’t be achieved digitally,” adds Ciresi. Check out the track listing here:

1. Always Never
2. Living Room
3. Progress
4. Soda and Cigarettes
5. Regards
6. Scatterbrain
7. Snowglobe
8. Sarah, Work is a Four Letter Word
9. Batting a Thousand
10. Elements
11. Still Shut Out
12. Red Balloons

Make sure to follow the band on their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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