Posts Tagged ‘British Rock’

charming liars

Charming Liars is one British/American band that you have to know! They have had quite a successful year touring last year and we had the chance to catch them on the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival. We were immediately drawn into their charismatic personalities and energetic sets.

Several of the members have since relocated from London and call Los Angeles home now. They played a lot of the great venues in Los Angeles and everyone began to take notice of them. They soon worked with legendary producer Bob Rock and released their new EP We Won’t Give Up” on May 19th. The EP is filled with five great tracks that are fun alternative rock style songs. You will get hooked on them and find yourself singing along in no time!

We had the chance to talk with vocalist Charlie Cosser and are pleased to bring that interview to you here:


As we discussed in the interview, they are going to be busy working on new music, making music videos and heading out on the road. They have a couple shows coming up in Mexico too.  We look forward to them playing another US Tour.  Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news. I will leave you with a video featuring Charlie and Karnig as they give a track by track description of their new EP as well as their acoustic video for The Desperation.

~ Marisol

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charming liars

The British/American rock band Charming Liars have released their new EP,  “We Won’t Give Up”  and it is just in time to be the soundtrack of your summer. The EP which was released through Caroline/Chartmaker and was produced by Bob Rock (MetallicaBon JoviMotley Crue) and John Fields (PinkJimmy Eat WorldGoo Goo Dolls). The music is a perfect blend of melodic alternative rock, infused with arena size choruses and pop hooks. 

charming liars

They just released a lyric video for their song, “The Desperation” which is off the new EP. The song was produced by Bob Rock and John Fields. Check out the song here:


Charming Liars Is:

  • Charlie Cosser
  • Karnig Manoukian
  • Mike Kruger
  • Nick Krein
  • Zack Riel

The other songs on the EP are My Kinda Crazy and Fingers; both produced by Bob Rock and the other two songs; Wasted and Little Scar, both produced by John Fields.

Charming Liars are planning on touring this summer in support of their EP release so make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news. Also, in case you don’t have it, make sure to head over to iTunes and pick up their previous EP New Disorder.

~ Marisol

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Band Member Links: 

Charlie Cosser (Instagram & Twitter: charliecosser)
Karnig Manoukian (Instagram & Twitter: @karnigmusic)
Mike Kruger (Instagram & Twitter: @krugermike)
Nick Krein (Instagram & Twitter: @nickkrein)
Zack Riel (Instagram & Twitter: @rielthing @zackary_william)


I Divide from Exeter, England are set to release their full length debut album “Last One Standing” on April 14th throught DSTRY EVRYTHNG. It is going to be a great album full of fresh new rock and roll.  I Divide exploded onto the music scene in 2011 and soon after were garnering a lot of attention and awards for their music. They  not only won the Best Rock Act in 2012 at the South West Music Awards but have played several festivals including Download. I Divide is Tom Kavanagh on Vocals, Henry Selley on Guitar, Josh Wreford on Guitar/Backing Vocals, Dave Mooney on Drums and Kristen Hughes on Bass.

I Divide

Just a week until the release of their new album but you can take a listen and get a sneak peek at it right here:


This album will have you enjoying their emotionally driven lyrics, melodic anthems, catchy choruses and true to form rock and roll. They have also recently released their music video for the second single off the new album, I’m Not Leaving. Check it out:


I am loving that song and can’t wait to hear the entire album. I’m Not Leaving has precision drums, passionate vocals fueled with a rock edge that will have you moving in no time. Definitely a great song!  Make sure to mark your calendars for April 14th to pick up the new album, available on Itunes, Amazon, and on DSTRY.  While you are at it, make sure to head over to their webstore and pick up some cool tee shirts!

You can visit their social media sites to stay up to date on their latest news and updates. We will see if we can bring you an interview with them in the upcoming weeks.

~ Marisol

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The Virginmarys are currently out on tour with Buckcherry and we had the chance to catch them on their 2nd night of the tour at the Heritage Theater in Campbell, CA.  They had an amazing year in 2013 with their breakout success of their  debut album King of Conflict through Wind-Up Records.  Their song, Just a Ride has become everyone’s fave and it’s one bad ass track that delivers intense high energy that I LOVE!

Shortly before their performance, we were able to catch up with the guys and are pleased to bring you that interview here:



The Virginmarys played to a sold out crowd at the Heritage Theater and their energy fueled the room. You may have heard that they are an incredible live band and sound just as awesome as their recordings and you know what? They are even better if that is possible! Here is their setlist of the night:

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Ally Dickaty on vocals and guitar is fierce as he bounces around and fills the room with emotionally driven lyrics. Matt Rose on bass is a wild man and you can feel the adrenaline that is powering him. Danny Dolan on drums is throwing out some cheeky drum fills as he is maintaining a 150% energy overload. These guys have an energetic stage presence and for being a trio, they have succeeded in creating a big powerful sound that commands your attention. I would encourage you to take a look and see if they will be coming to a city near you!  Tour dates are listed below:

  • 03/18               Fox Theatre                                         Boulder, CO
  • 03/20               Shack Sports Bar                                 Fond Du Lac, WI
  • 03/21               McElroy Auditorium                           Waterloo, IA
  • 03/22               Austins                                                 Libertyville, IL
  • 03/26               Diesel Concert Lounge                        Chesterfield, MI
  • 03/28               Bergen Performing Arts Center         Englewood, NJ
  • 03/29               Fourth Street Live!                              Louisville, KY
  • 04/01               Chameleon Club                                 Lancaster, PA
  • 04/02               The Chance                                         Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 04/04               The Sherman Theater                         Stroudsburg, PA
  • 04/05               House of Blues                                    Atlantic City, NJ
  • 04/08               The National                                       Richmond, VA
  • 04/10               Ziggy’s By The Sea                              Wilmington, NC
  • 04/11               Ziggy’s                                                 Winston-Salem, NC
  • 04/15               RC McGraw’s                                      Manhattan, KS
  • 04/18               The Aztec Theater                               San Antonio, TX
  • 04/19               Lonestar Pavilion                                Lubbock, TX

We are excited to hear about them working on a new album and can’t wait for them to come back around again here in California. They were also recently confirmed to play Sonisphere at Knebworth Park July 4-6 2014. Check out the tribute video that Rockin Ryan has put together with footage and photos of their set in Campbell:




Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on The Virginmarys‘ latest news. You don’t miss anything with this fantastic band!

~ Marisol

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Gypsy Pistoleros

Wake up everyone, it is Sunday morning and what better way to recuperate from a crazy weekend than by cranking up some new Gypsy Pistoleros!!  Just  this morning, Gypsy Pistoleros released their video for their new single, “The Dirty Side of Midnight” and it KICKS ASS!!  It makes me wan to start my weekend all over. Here it is:


We had the opportunity to chat with Gaz Harris, the new singer for Gypsy Pistoleros. You might remember Gaz from our interview with  him when he was with Wratchild. Well, Gaz’s high energy and powerful vocals have found the perfect home in Gypsy Pistoleros.  Here is Gaz to tell us more about the Gypsy Pistoleros:

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Music Junkie Press: HI Gaz, It is great to hear that you are with the Gypsy Pistoleros. How did that come to happen?

Gaz: Well Mari, I was talking to Jeff Pistolero on a night out in Wolverhampton. We got talking and I wanted to be out gigging more than i was doing with Wrathchild. So, I said Ii would come along to a rehearsal. Soon as I heard the new stuff they was working on I was tuned in and needed to be a part of this. The energy was great, I started working on a few lyrics and everything started to gel together. Iggie, Jeff ,Kenny and myself all wanted the same thing; to make good old British rock n roll and want to play every where we can. I’m really excited about the future for the Gypsy Pistoleros

Music Junkie Press: We are very excited for new music.What are you guys currently working on?

Gaz: We are working on the new album its coming together very quick in the 3 months of joining we have already had a few warm up gigs before we start touring in 2014 and the new stuff is going down with fans well, and got to say the fans of the Gypsy Ppistoleros have welcomed me with welcome arms. Thank You.

Music Junkie Press:  We understand Gypsy Pistoleros is releasing a new single, can you tell me more about the song?

Gaz: Yes it’s called THE DIRTY SIDE OF MIDNIGHT it’s about deep down we all love the darker side of love and where we get our kicks from. We are all human at the end of the day ,we are very lucky for the video the owners of LEGS11 BIRMINGHAM allowed us to use one of his clubs, a fantastic place and we enjoyed so much filming the video there and the girls Paula ,Jenny, Sandrea, and Tamsyn, for putting on the glam for us.

Music Junkie Press: Do you have any upcoming shows planned?

Gaz:  Yes, we have loads of booking enquires ,we are supporting LoveHate in Scotland and London, also we have a few festivals confirmed. I’m  expecting a busy 2014 but that’s the way I like it.

Music Junkie Press: What is in store for Gypsy Pistoleros in 2014?

Gaz: Releasing the new album and getting out there and meeting you all ,and playing live in any country that wants us.

Music Junkie Press:  Also make sure to check out Gaz in our Holiday Q & A Special, Part 3 where you can find out what was the oddest gift he ever received or his favorite holiday food item. Check it out here. 

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Gypsy Pistoleros are on fire. I am loving the new song and can’t wait for them to come to play out here in the US. They have high energy, straight up rock n roll that we need more of. Gypsy Pistoleros is Iggie Pistolero (founder member) on Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, Jeff Pistolero on Drums/Backing Vocals, Kenny K Doll on Bass/Backing Vocals and Gaz Harris on Vocals.

Now it is time for you to head over to their social media sites and say hello to these bad ass rockers. Make sure to follow them and stay up to date on their latest news.  We will keep you up to date on the release date of the new album.

~ Marisol

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