Song of the Day: Friday Afternoon – Love Ghost

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Managed to find another dish of the day – that’s twice in one week, you lucky people! This time it’s from Los Angeles-based alternative/cinematic rockers LOVE GHOST.

Inspired by the 90’s grunge subculture, the five-piece band pays tribute to the most influential genre of alternative rock, while creating a unique and modern sound. Having grown up together, they’re able to poignantly express both the hardships and joys of suburban teenage culture within their music.

The band was formed by 15-year-old frontman Finn Bell,  who demonstrates maturity beyond his years with his soulful lyrics and arrangements. Despite the band all being teenagers, their raw musical skill creates a nostalgic triumph of distorted guitar melodies, heavy drums and emotionally stimulated lyrics. LOVE GHOST’s musical composition is inspired by a mix of old universal horror films meshed with iconic grunge artists such as Nirvana and Alice in Chains.

Smashing Pumpkins inspired Friday Afternoon aims to reflect the importance of standing up for oneself especially during a time of hardship in teenage years. Written in the Spring of 2015, Bell reflects upon his own experiences through creation, and actively urges his audience to do the same.

Lead vocalist and lyricist, describes his process as a continuous stream of consciousness, drawn from his emotional response. Bell expresses ‘It’s a shame that people tend to shy away from anything that feels too personal, because those types of things let you know who you really are.’

Despite only being together for a little over a year, the band has seen tremendous success, opening for such artists as The Tubes, Berlin, Ozomatli and Buckcherry. LOVE GHOST has also played several high-profile festivals including Make Music Pasadena and Echo Park Rising.

 

 

New Track: See You In The Stars – The Optical Illusion

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Paying homage to the late great David Bowie, alternative rock duo OPTICAL ILLUSION have just released a brand new track See You In The Stars, available now via iTunes.

Song of the Day: Delroy Lindo – Forebear

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One of NEW LEASE MUSIC’s hot favourites FOREBEAR makes an appearance for the first time this year, but a tad more broody and darker than usual.

Their latest single, Delroy Lindo ( in the words of  frontman Scott Goldbaum) tells a story of two people moving to the West Coast to be together only to have the illusion of what they thought waited for them be eaten alive by their false romanticism.

Delroy Lindo is the lead single from their highly anticipated album, Good God, set for release on 26th August. For now, have a listen.

EP Review: DreamVacation

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Gerry Matthews (bass/backing vocals), Morgan Terrinoni (guitar), and Noah Alexander (drums) -aka LA  indie rock band DREAMVACATION – have released their self-titled EP this month.

Produced by John Rausch (Taylor Swift, Pink, Florence and the Machine), the three-track set display the opposite ends of  the rock music spectrum. The result is a delicate presence of  panoramic soundscapes with the almost aggressive guitar gently ripping through the arrangements.

These rockers are definitely worth their weight in gold because they sure know how to effortlessly create a perfect balance of bitter and sweet. It’s worth a trial; have a listen right here.

 

Song of the Day: People’s Champ – Forebear

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After releasing their acclaimed single, Cusp (featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC), four-piece cinematic rockers FOREBEAR are hoping to continue the hype with their serenic and hazy effort, People’s Champ. Displaying feelings of a lost love, the single is coming from their Scott Gordon-produced EP, Cody.