Gnash Shows Immense Potential on EP ‘us’


gnash • us (EP) • :): • Release Date: 3.25.16 Sometimes the coolest musicians and artists are those that are up and coming or under the radar.  That’s the case with alternative (or simply hard to categorize) artist/producer gnash.  Gnash is by no means a household name, but the Californian is definitely one to watch. …

Nick De La Hoyde, Passion EP (Review)


Nick de la Hoyde shows off tremendous potential on ‘Passion’ EP   Nick de la Hoyde • Passion (EP) • Gatcombe Music Pty Ltd • Release Date: June 30, 2015 One way to make yourself standout is your name. Aussie singer, songwriter, and rapper Nick de la Hoyde has the working for him without a…

Pop/Rock Trio PUBLIC Shine on EP, ‘Let’s Make It’


  PUBLIC • Let’s Make It • PUBLIC • US Release Date: October 7, 2014  PUBLIC are: John Vaughn, guitar & lead vocals // Matt Alvarado, bass & vocals // Ben Lapps, drums & vocals When citing artists with similar sensibilities to burgeoning Cincinnati pop/rock trio PUBLIC, names that pop up include The Killers, Neon Trees, RIYL,…

Review: 5 Seconds of Summer, ‘She Looks So Perfect (EP)’


Australian Band Hopes for more than ‘5 Seconds’ of fame on Latest EP 5 Seconds of Summer • She Looks So Perfect (EP) • Capitol • US Release Date: April 1, 2014 Let’s just cut straight to the chase here. Who are these dudes 5 Seconds of Summer you ask?  Well, 5 Seconds of Summer…

New Music Spotlight: The Wyld, ‘Abstract (EP)’


New Zealand trio The Wyld impress on their debut EP Abstract The Wyld⎪ Abstract (EP) ⎪ Fontana North ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 29, 2013 The Wyld are: Mo Kheir: Sudanese poet, lyricist, rap wizard Joe Pascoe: Kiwi guitarist & producer Brandon Black: American vocalist & producer Like my homeboy Drizzy says, “[I’mma keep] it…

Review: Fifth Harmony, ‘Better Together (EP)’


The X-Factor girl group show promise on debut EP  Fifth Harmony⎪ Better Together (EP)⎪Syco / Epic ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 22, 2013 Face it, the boy/girl group isn’t quite the same as it was at the turn of the millennium.  Yes I know, One Direction are doing their thing, but they haven’t attained the…

New Music & Review: Joel Compass, ‘Astronaut EP’


Joel Compass artistic potential shines brightly on his new EP Astronaut Joel Compass⎪Astronaut EP ⎪ Photo Finish / Black Butter Records ⎪⎪ US Release Date: September 10, 2013 At 19, few people know exactly what they want to do in life or where they want to go.  Having an identity crisis is not unfounded.  For 19-year…