INTRODUCING: JUST LOUD

Bursting into the global collective consciousness today with his debut track “Electrified”, Just Loud emerges as a truly unique artist, representing an immaculate blend of alternative and pop.

The genre-crossing, fearlessly bold sonic craftsman pulls from myriad influences to bring his musical vision to life: “I always say I have voices in my head where I collect sound,” says Just Loud while talking about the recording sessions.

“Sometimes I’d feel Bowie, sometimes I’d feel Gnarls Barkley—I was using sound and music, not just one particular artist,” adds producer Dave “Sluggo” Katz (Neon Trees, Coheed and Cambria).

Electrified” — out today on Eleven Seven Label Group’s Five Seven imprint — is Just Loud’s introductory offering. The pulsating, high-energy song is already seeing airplay with LA’s Alt 98.7,  New York’s Alt 92.3, San Francisco’s 105.3, and Dallas’ 103.7 and gaining praise from industry heavyweights.

“When something is so impactful that it cuts through the clutter it elevates everyone’s standards and that’s what we aim to do with Just Loud,” explains Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac on his decision to sign the artist.

The video, directed by Max Hliva (Childish Gambino and Rae Sremmurd) showcases the effervescent, neon dreamstate induced by the song. WATCH IT HERE

Throughout “Electrified” Just Loud ruminates on the parties of days past over a tart synth line so infectious that it will lodge itself in your head for days. Underneath the swaying framework and ebullient vocals—reminiscent of electro-rocking contemporaries like Passion Pit and Foster the People —lies some serious truths about growing up and personal maturation.

Figuring out who you are is an essential facet of life on Earth, and through his music Just Loud makes such discoveries in real time—expressing himself, his pain and glories, through his strikingly impactful art. “I’m saying all the things I wish I could’ve said years ago,” he explains. “Imagine a loner not having a voice, and all of the sudden they just feel like talking.”

Electrified” is the opening salvo of such a conversation—and it’ll leave you wanting to hear what he has to say next, too.

ROMES Nominated for "Best New Group or Solo Artist" at 2018 CRMAs!

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Canadian alt-pop quartet ROMES are honored to have been recognized by the Canadian Radio Music Awards for their nomination in the “Best New Group Or Solo Artist” category for their hit single, “Tryna Be”.  The single, which peaked in the Top 30 of the Canadian CHR charts, is featured on the band’s 2017 eponymous debut album, ROMES (out now on Five Seven Music).

Praised by Billboard for its “infectious groove”, ROMES is produced and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, Fitz and the Tantrums, M83) and also features breakout hit songs  “Believe”, “Summer Soundand their latest single, When The Night Comes.

ROMES is comprised of Jacob Alexander (vocals) and Nicolas Amadeus (drums), Andrew Keyes (bass) and James Tebbitt (guitar). The childhood friends met while attending school in Ireland, connecting over their mutual passion for rock music and undeniable chemistry as musicians. Perfecting their inimitable sound since their adolescent years, ROMES effortlessly documents true emotion in their songs while accenting each member’s personalities to create irresistible, eclectic music.

To celebrate their radio success, ROMES has launched a new radio edit of their latest single, “When The Night Comes”,  available now on all streaming services.

DIRTY HEADS Announce National Summer Headline Tour and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Performance

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Southern California’s favorite pop/reggae/hip-hop band the Dirty Heads have announced an extensive North American Summer headline tour along with a late night television performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Before hitting the road the band will stop by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their hit single, “Celebrate,” featuring the Unlikely Candidates this Wednesday, March 14th. The tour includes stops at amphitheaters across the country including famed venues like Red Rocks, Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, The Stone Pony and more. The Dirty Heads will kick off the national run in Chula Vista, CA on May 18th. Tickets and on-sale details can be found here

On this tour, the Dirty Heads will be partnering with the organization Plus 1, pinning $1 of every ticket sale to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). With the help of Plus 1, Dirty Heads fans will be able to participate in positive change.  NRDC covers a wide range of environmental work including Climate Change, Communities, Energy, Food, Health, Oceans, Water and The Wild. NRDC works to protect our seas from pollution and exploitation. The NRDC also works to protect our seas from pollution and exploitation - something that Dirty Heads feels passionate about. The band have also partnered with CID Entertainment to offer Fan Experiences on tour after a successful run in 2017. Dirty Heads Fan Experiences will once again feature a premium concert ticket, meet & greet, and limited-edition merchandise in addition to new perks such as an interactive game night with the band. To view Dirty Heads VIP Ticket details, visit: https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/dirty-heads-tour.

Dirty Heads recently revealed the official video for “Celebrate” , the second single off the band’s new album SWIM TEAM  (out now on Five Seven Music).  Currently in the TOP 20 and racing up the charts at Alternative Radio, "Celebrate" juxtaposes joy and nostalgia with beguiling alternative pop and lyrical honesty.  The emotional heart of the record, the song tells the story of a touring band living their dream while simultaneously longing for home and the families they’ve left behind.

Per Dirty Heads’ Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell “It’s a look inside a band and touring as well as the journey you take to make it. We’re not bitching about anything, but you’re on the road and you miss your family. We all started doing this a while ago. None of us were married at the time. None of us had kids. Now it’s all different.”  

The video, directed by Wayne Isham (Metallica, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson), features an evocative band performance as real family photos and home footage are projected on and around them. Dirty Heads will be revealing additional behind-the-scenes content, personal interviews and more from the making of this video in the coming weeks.

Dirty Heads Summer 2018 Tour Dates:

 

Date                            Venue                                                                         City/State

May 18                        Mattress Firm Amphitheatre                                       Chula Vista, CA

May 22                        The Bomb Factory                                                      Dallas, TX

May 23                        Concrete Street Amphitheater                                    Corpus Christi, TX

May 24                        White Oak Music Hall                                                 Houston, TX

May 28                        Orlando Amphitheater                                                 Orlando, FL

May 30                        Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amp                              Charlotte, NC

May 31                        Red Hat Amphitheater                                    Raleigh, NC

June 1                         The National                                                                Richmond, VA

June 2                         Stone Pony Summerstage                                          Asbury Park, NJ

June 5                         Highmark Stadium                                                      Pittsburgh, PA

June 7                         Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing                                  Philadelphia, PA

June 8                         Pier Six Pavilion                                                          Baltimore, MD

June 9                         Blue Hills Bank Pavilion                                               Boston, MA

June 10                       Saranac Brewery                                                        Utica, NY

June 12                       Jacobs Pavilion                                                           Cleveland, OH

June 14                       Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park        Indianapolis, IN***

June 15                       Michigan Lottery Theater Freedom Hill                      Sterling Heights, MI

June 16                       The Eagles Club                                                         Milwaukee, WI

June 17                       Cabooze Outdoor Plaza                                             Minneapolis, MN

June 18                       CrossroadsKC                                                                        Kansas City, MO

June 21                       The Union                                                                   Salt Lake City, UT

June 22                       Kettle House Amphitheater                                         Missoula, MT

June 23                       Marymoor Amphitheater                                             Redmond, WA

June 24                       Idaho Center Amphitheater                                         Nampa, ID

June 26                       Red Rocks Amphitheatre                                           Morrison, CO

June 28                       Villa Hispana Stage at The Expo                                Albuquerque, NM

June 29                       Beach Stage at Mandalay Bay Resort                       Las Vegas, NV**

June 30                       Five Point Amphitheatre                                              Irvine, CA       

 

*All dates with Iration, The Movement and Pacific Dub

**With Iration only

***On-sale 3/23

COUNCIL Go For The Gold In New Music Video "Rust To Gold", Hear It Throughout 2018 Winter Olympics

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NBC has licensed “Rust to Gold” by new Alternative-Pop band, Council, for use throughout the Winter Olympics.  First featured during the opening ceremonies and broadcasted to over 350 million viewers worldwide, this determined band of brothers are going for the gold, having their talent showcased on one of the world’s largest stages.

“Rust to Gold” was recorded at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles.  The song was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Justin Gray (Mariah Carey, John Legend) and ten-time Grammy-nominated mixer Mark Needham (Imagine Dragons, The Killers) with additional production by Dave and P.  “Rust to Gold” has already garnered over five million streams across all streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music.

Council hails from Baldwinsville, NY where they grew up working on a farm during the day. As the band began honing their craft at night in their family barn - their commitment to music started scoring them big wins. Prior to their signing to Five Seven Music (part of Eleven Seven Label Group), Council established themselves as one of the top up-and-coming bands to watch, gaining both local and national attention for their unique sound and charismatic performances, opening for bands such as The All American Rejects and The Kooks, as well as playing numerous successful shows at New York City mainstays such as Citi Field. 

The official music video for “Rust to Gold” - directed by Ryan Ewing (Dirty Heads, Eve, JET) and Ben Guzman (Kehlani, Asking Alexandria, Lupe Fiasco) is out now. “Rust to Gold” is now available on all streaming services.

Dirty Heads Launch Nostalgic Music Video for "Celebrate"

Dirty Heads have revealed the official video for “Celebrate” feat. The Unlikely Candidates, the second single off the band’s new album SWIM TEAM  (out now on Five Seven Music).  

Currently #1 MOST ADDED at Alternative Radio, Celebrate (feat. The Unlikely Candidates) juxtaposes joy and nostalgia with beguiling alternative pop and lyrical honesty.  The emotional heart of the record, the song tells the story of a touring band living their dream while simultaneously longing for home and the families they’ve left behind.

Per Dirty Heads’  Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell “It’s a look inside a band and touring as well as the journey you take to make it. We’re not bitching about anything, but you’re on the road and you miss your family. We all started doing this a while ago. None of us were married at the time. None of us had kids. Now it’s all different.”

The video, directed by Wayne Isham (Metallica, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson), features an evocative band performance as real family photos and home footage are projected on and around them. Dirty Heads will be revealing additional behind-the-scenes content, personal interviews and more from the making of this video in the coming weeks.

Celebrate (feat. The Unlikely Candidates) follows the California quintet’s hit summer single & Spotify viral track “Vacation,” which went Top-10 at Alternative Radio and was the # 1 Most Added at Alternative Radio for two straight weeks upon its release, top stations including Sirius XM Alt Nation, ALT 92.3 New York, ALT 105.3 San Francisco, KKDO Sacramento and KPNTY St. Louis.  Both tracks are taken from SWIM TEAM which sees Dirty Heads pushing their sound, moving between pop, alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock with the same spirit and spark that’s powered them since the beginning. The album’s wide-ranging sound is also due in part to the diverse team of collaborators: Jonas Jeberg [Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Jason Derulo], “Lay Me Down” partner-in-crime Rome [Enrique Iglesias] of Sublime with Rome, Blueprint [Jay-Z, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, Nas, Prodigy], Oren Yoel [Miley Cyrus, Kanye West], HEAVY [Andrew McMahon], and The Score.

DIRTY HEADS NEW ALBUM SWIM TEAM OUT TODAY VIA FIVE SEVEN MUSIC

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FEAT. “CELEBRATE

AND HIT SINGLE “VACATION

TOP 15 At Alternative Radio

#1 Most Added at Alternative Radio 2 Weeks In A Row

#6 Spotify Viral Chart Peak (USA)

#14 Spotify Viral Chart Peak (Global)

#11 iTunes Alternative Songs Chart Debut (USA)

“...a joyous celebration of life” People Magazine

“Catchy as hell” – Huffington Post

NEW YORK, NY October 13, 2017— Today gold-certified rock band DIRTY HEADS release their new LP SWIM TEAMvia Five Seven Music.

 

The highly-anticipated new album features the California quintet’s hit summer single & Spotify viral track Vacation,which is currently Top 15 at Alternative Radio and was the # 1 Most Added at Alternative Radio for two straight weeks upon its release. The single debuted at #11 on iTunes’ Alternative Song Chart and instantly began climbing Spotify’s viral charts hitting #6 on Spotify’s US Viral 50#14 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 and placement on Spotify’s Viral Hits playlist. The track has also become an influencer favorite and has been featured in posts by the likes of Dan Bilzerian, Brittany Furlan, and Paris Jackson.

People Magazine premiered the “Vacation” video – calling the single “a joyous celebration of life.” The clip features Dennis Haskins reprising his role as Saved By The Bell’s beloved Mr. Belding. Dirty Heads are also Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Artist of the Month for October 2017. For the entirety of the month, “Vacation” will be played on 2,500 screens in over 160 Hard Rock locations around the world.

Meanwhile, Dirty Heads are gearing up for their North American headline tour with support from The Unlikely Candidates and Tyrone’s Jacket. The 24-date tour kicks off October 24th in Ft. Lauderdale and will run through November. Tour dates can be found below and tickets are available via the band’s website

The band is also teeing up the second LP single “Celebrate” as they head out on the road. Earlier this week, Dirty Heads premiered the animated video for the track via Alternative Press. The track features tourmates The Unlikely Candidates and longtime collaborator Heavy. “It’s a look inside a band and touring as well as the journey you take to make it.,” explains Dirty Heads’ Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell. “We’re not bitching about anything, but you’re on the road and you miss your family. There are struggles that do come along with this. I don’t think a lot of fans think about that part of it. We all started doing this awhile ago. None of us were married at the time. None of us had kids. Now it’s all different. This is how we support our families. We are married. We do have kids. To support our families, we’ve got to be gone a lot.”

SWIM TEAM sees Dirty Heads pushing their sound, moving between pop, alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock with the same spirit and spark that’s powered them since the beginning. The album’s wide-ranging sound is also due in part to the diverse team of collaborators: Jonas Jeberg [Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Jason Derulo], “Lay Me Down” partner-in-crime Rome [Enrique Iglesias] of Sublime with Rome, Blueprint [Jay-Z, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, Nas, Prodigy], Oren Yoel [Miley Cyrus, Kanye West], HEAVY [Andrew McMahon], and The Score. 

Check out the full track listing and tour dates below:

SWIM TEAM Track List:

Staloney

High tea

Mad at It

Vacation

Celebrate

Diamonds and pearls

Get Somewhere

So Glad You Made It

God Damn Liar

Lonely

West Coast

DIRTY HEADS FALL NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

w/ The Unlikely Candidates and Tyrone’s Jacket

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DIRTY HEADS, VISIT:

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Bleeker is Featured In Their Hometown Paper Orillia Today

Orillia’s Bleeker finding fame globally with chart-topping tune

Breakout single entered Top 10 in the U.S.

by Frank Matys (Orillia Today)

Bleeker, an Orillia-based rock group, is finding fame with its latest release, “Erase You.” The band’s third full-length album features the chart-topping single “Highway.” – Steve Carty photo

Bleeker has toured Europe, recorded in L.A. and garnered accolades across the globe for its hard-driving brand of rock.

Regardless of the welcome success, the group remains firmly rooted in Orillia, says frontman and vocalist Taylor Perkins.

“I’m never going to leave,” Perkins, 28, told Simcoe.com during a recent interview. “I love this place.”

The band formed 13 years ago as Bleeker Ridge, but dropped the second half of the name during a lineup change — Ridge having too much of a country ring for a group of rockers.

“We wanted to kind of match the music a little bit more,” Perkins says.

Brother Cole Perkins handles guitar duties and bassist Mike Van Dyk covers the low end. Chris Dimas, of Regina, Sask., fills the drum slot.

Though small in numbers, the group produces a massive sound.

“Cole and Mike know exactly when they need to stay in the pocket or need to sometimes overplay to make up for other stuff,” Perkins says. “They know exactly what they are doing.”

“Highway,” a recent breakout single for the group, shot to the No. 1 spot in Canada and landed in the top 10 south of the border, cracking five million Spotify streams along the way.

Propelled by fuzzed-out guitar, hand claps and throbbing bass, the high-octane cut is included on the band’s third full-length album, Erase You.

For Perkins, a tune’s feel is as important as its message.

“I love lyrics, but if the song doesn’t have the right vibe then it’s not going to work,” he says. “It could be the same song and just be recorded a different way and lose that vibe.”

Recorded in Los Angeles in 2016, Erase You earned the group a Juno Award nomination for ‘breakthrough group of the year’.

“We didn’t expect it at all,” Perkins says. “We woke up to a message from our label and thought, ‘Oh, my God, this is crazy’.”

While indie-rockers The Black Keys stand out as an obvious influence, Perkins points to Joe Walsh and Jimi Hendrix as personal favourites who prompted him to take up music and perform at local venues.

“We used to play at the Second Last Call all the time,” he says of the long-defunct club. “We’d go to blues jams and things like that.”

Perkins later discovered The Beatles and says the experience “changed my life.

“When I finally sat down and listened, it blew my mind,” he adds.

That Perkins and his bandmates would pursue music professionally was “a no-brainer for us.”

Mercifully, their personalities are such that time spent on the road hasn’t resulted in the friction that many bands face in close quarters.

“Somehow we found people that can get along well together travelling months on end in a van,” he adds.

The band has toured Germany, the U.K. and France and plans to return to Europe in November.

“A big thing for us, too, is the food,” Perkins says. “We get to try different foods and beer. We try to make the best of that.”