Review: Koyo – Would You Miss It?

”Greetings from this island life” is how lead vocalist Joseph Chiaramonte of Koyo sets the stage on “51st State,” the opening song from the band’s stellar debut LP Would You Miss It? Formed in Long Island, New York by five childhood friends who grew up together—Chiaramonte, guitarists Harold Griffin and TJ Rotolico, bassist Stephen Spanos, and drummer Salvatore Argento showcase their growth as a band that has released several marquee EPs that led them to this moment in time to finally deliver their most dramatic artistic statement to date on their first full-length record. The set was produced by Jon Markson (Drug Church, Regulate, One Step Closer) and it features some collaborations with Glassjaw, The Movielife, and to keep things remarkably interesting. Koyo have been road warriors as of late, having shared stages with I Am The Avalanche, Bayside, and No Pressure, and this live experience pays off widely on a set of songs that blast off of the speakers with vibrant energy. With such great momentum going in this band’s favor, Koyo could very well be this year’s breakthrough artist in the genre, much like how Turnstile knocked everyone on their collective asses with 2021’s Glow On. Would You Miss It? is filled with slick hardcore hooks, and showcases a band coming into their own at just the right moment in time.

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Miss Velvet – “Zumirez” (Video Premiere)

Miss Velvet

Today I’m thrilled to share with everyone the latest single and video from Miss Velvet called “Zumirez.” Channeling the legends of classic rock with powerhouse vocals, impeccable leather style, and an elusive sense of danger that takes you by surprise, Miss Velvet has taken the rock n roll world by storm. I was also able to catch up with this talented artist for an interview below.

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Honeytalks – “There’s Hope in the Hopeless” (Track-by-Track)


Today I’m so excited to share with everyone an exclusive track-by-track feature by Welsh pop-punk band,Honeytalks, regarding their new EP titled There’s Hope in the Hopeless. Despite less than two years in existence, Welsh wunderkinds Honeytalks have already landed acclaim from BBC Introducing, as well as Kerrang Radio (finishing 2nd in the Marshall Records competition) and Bowling for Soup front-man Jaret Reddick. Upcoming sophomore EP, There’s Hope in Hopeless marries the best of the Drive-Thru Records era with a punchy and contemporary pop-punk grit. The record embodies struggle, positivity and triumph for those who feel marginalized and misunderstood. Mental health is at the thematic core of the new collection, but the overarching message is one of strength and hope, inspired by Honeytalks’ uplifting brand of melodic punk. This track-by-track was put together by Adam Scott, the lead vocalist and guitarist of Honeytalks, and the EP is available on all streaming services starting today.

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Restaurants, Rest Stops and Red Bulls With Brian Fallon

Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem talks with Paste Magazine about food on the road.

I would always eat the hash browns for breakfast and I would eat the chicken strips and fries. I wouldn’t really go for the burger, it was too messy and tour is a game of tricking the bathroom. You have to be very careful what you eat at night. Because when you’re home, if you wake up in the night and you’re like I have one bathroom, no problem. And when you wake up, barreling down the highway or in an airport, there’s not always a bathroom or there’s a bathroom you don’t want to use

Interview: Shane Told of Silverstein


Recently I was able to schedule a Zoom interview with the lead vocalist of Silverstein, Shane Told, to discuss the band’s tour preparations for their anniversary tour of their sixth record, This Is How The Wind Shifts. In this interview, I asked Shane about what went into the writing process for they current album (Misery Made Me), the band’s thinking behind doing the REDUX album re-recordings, and some advice he has for young bands navigating the changing music business. Silverstein will be embarking on their This Is How The Wind Shifts tour starting November 23rd in Toronto, and tickets can be purchased here.

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