Samantha Fish is back with a new blues-rock album filled with edgy vocal delivery and in-your-face guitar. For her seventh album, Faster, she wanted to develop her sound outside of her normal trad blues-rock and capture the feeling and energy of her live performances. The result is a robust set of songs with producer Martin Kierszenbaum that takes her blues-rock music and encompasses hard rock, electro-pop, and retro soul. Fish is featured throughout, dealing up her searing lead guitar and sultry vocals with a punkish nuance. Also on the album is Hannah Brier, guitar; Martin Kierszenbaum, guitar, keyboards, drums; Diego Navaira, bass, and Josh Freese, [...]
Inhaler is a rock band from Dublin releasing their debut album, It Won’t Always Be Like This. Elijah Hewson (vocals, guitar), Josh Jenkinson (guitar), Robert Keating (bass), and Ryan McMahon (drums) reveal an album packed with indie-rock grooves and soaring anthems, including the single “Cheer Up Baby,” an epic singalong alongside newly recorded versions of early fan favorites “My Honest Face” and the title track, “It Won’t Always Be Like This.” “No-one was listening to the music we were listening to,” says singer and guitarist Hewson. “It drew us together even though [...]
Lilith Czar is the alter ego of Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Juliet Simms. The dark and empowering hard rock singer also fronts the emo-punk outfit Automatic Loveletter and found solo success as a contestant on the 2012 season of the NBC reality TV talent competition The Voice. Adopting the Lilith Czar moniker in 2020, Simms released the explosive single “King” in 2021, which appears on her Sumerian Records-issued debut album, Created from Filth and Dust. As much as Lilith Czar’s music is ideally suited for modern rock radio, it’s simultaneously timeless. Thanks in no small part to Lilith Czar’s [...]
Sofi Bonde is a Swedish pop/rock star that hit the scene with her debut album One in 2001. Her follow-up EP All Up to Me and full-length Fighting Gravity were released on Subatomic Records in 2005 and 2006, respectively. She is now releasing her latest single called “On Fire” on the Universal Music AB label. The small-framed blonde powerhouse will surprise you with her vocal presence.
“On Fire” straddles the lines between pop and rock, with the latter taking more of the lead as the guitar riff drives the song. Bonde’s singing is sexy, laid-back, even nonchalant at times. Pair that with the words, and it creates a [...]