Darling Waste

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Darling Waste has broken into the indie music scene with singles “Changing of the Seasons” and “The Insignificants.” The indie was featured on MTV, VH1, SHOWTIME and in Miramax distributed movies before self-releasing I AM BORN in 2009. I AM BORN was re-released in Europe by Yellowfish Music Group who are also releasing the band’s new album in October.

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The indie band is giving away an album, For the Gloomy Guses and Negative Nancies, full of b-sides, covers and live tracks exclusively on Gighive.

The band has been described as an emotionally charged indie rock band with introspective and honest lyrics.

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Shoband

shobandSho? meaning “What” in Arabic is an 3 piece original Rock band currently located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The band is sometimes rock, sometimes metal, sometimes punk, sometimes reggae and quite surprisingly good all of the time.

shoSho?’s journey begin in June 2009 when Zara and Rizal got together and decided to start a band. They found Fabrizio along the way and thus Sho? was born.  Zara (Portugal) brings to the band her spot-on vocals from years of vocal training to create an ambiance of wonder within her range and presence. Rizal (Malaysia) loves using 6 and 8 string guitars, tube amps as well as a variety of guitar pedals to bring a unique and modern sound to the music. Fabrizio (Italy) delivers a tight bass-backing and gives wonderful body to their music.

Sho? won the “Road to sound city” competition judged by Gary Dourdan (ex CSI Las Vegas actor and session guitarist) and Kim Thompson (Beyonce session drummer) along side reps from Diesel, Sennheiser and EMI Arabia. Winning the competition allowed Sho? to play in the main stage for the Dubai Sound City festival and be part of Diesel U-music world tour travelling to Vienna, Austria for the show which took place on the 12th of November 2009. Sho? is also active in the Dubai rock scene playing in Rocknation, Metal Asylum among others. Keep listening for more from Sho?

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The Damnwells

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In 2001, a photo assistant named Alex Dezen asked a couple friends to record a few songs with him. Shortly thereafter they would form the Brooklyn based rock band THE DAMNWELLS. Two years later they had toured the country, opened for rock legends, and had a song featured in a major motion picture. By 2004, they had signed a major record deal with EPIC Records (Sony/BMG).

In March of 2005, THE DAMNWELLS went into the studio to record their first professional album. For six months, THE DAMNWELLS immersed themselves in preproduction, recording, and mixing. But as months passed, their release date was moved further and further away. In January of 2006, lead singer Alex Dezen received a call they never expected. The band was being released from their contract and the fate of the album was unknown. For the moment, it would sit on a shelf at EPIC Records and collect dust.

the_damnwellsTHE DAMNWELLS, who had previously recorded their albums in a storage space and their apartments, were not used to waiting. They had been in complete control of their music and their lives before they signed on the dotted line. Now, a year of their lives was sitting on a shelf waiting to be heard.

Will the band break up, will they go their separate ways, or will they take back their future?

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Matthew Ryan

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Matthew Ryan grew up  just south of Philadelphia in Chester, PA. He recently bought a house on a hill in Tennessee. His early loves and influences were The Clash, Doc Martens, The Replacements, MLK, Paul Buchanan’s voice, blonde hair & Bob Dylan. He learned to play guitar when he was 17. mattew ryan sceneFrustrated he couldn’t learn other people’s songs, he started writing his own soon after. His songs tend to be about girls, socio-political issues, people on the edges, breakups, brotherhood, hate, love, fighters and hope. Sometimes all in the same song. He prefers to think of them as songs for humans. He’s released 10 records since his first record, May Day, was released in 1997.

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Ten Year Vamp

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Ten Year Vamp is a female fronted, high energy, modern radio rock band with pints full of personality, charm, and sex appeal. They’ve been described as the next No Doubt, and have won numerous local, regional, and National awards. Ten Year Vamp has sold thousands of CDs… even landed on the Billboard Charts, and have performed 2-4 shows a week for the past 6 years.

Ten Year Vamp - Band“While I’m a ‘girly girl’ in the sense that I like to do my hair and wear makeup and look pretty, I never degrade myself. My sex appeal is a result of the raw confidence I have inside—and I’ve earned that.” Debbie Gabrione says with a self-assuredness that you have to admire. She’s the bold lead singer of Ten Year Vamp, a power pop band with energy to spare. Imagine Foo Fighters meets Green Day with Gwen Stefani on vocals and you have an idea of their sound.

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The Action Design

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To the uninitiated, the Action Design may appear to be just a regular band. But for the growing legions of fans that have heard their music or seen them perform live, the experience is a veritable dance party; an aural assault that attacks at the ears and releases in rhythmic pulses of the body.

The story of the Action Design began with the closing of a different chapter. Just as pop punk act Tsunami Bomb was hitting its peak – seemingly poised and ready to take over the world – the band abruptly disbanded. Feeling they still had something to contribute to the music scene, vocalist Emily Whitehurst and bassist Matt Mckenzie soldiered on and joined forces with guitarist Jaycen McKissick (ex- Pipedown) and drummer Jake Krohn (ex- Calcutta Bazaar). Tsunami Bomb and Pipedown were former touring mates and Matt and Jake were childhood friends, so the chemistry and familiarity had already been established.
Rather than travel down the same paths they had already paved – after all, it would be easy to pick up where their former bands had left off – the Action Design decided to explore new ground. While keeping the energy and spirit of punk rock intact, the guitars are cleaner, the bass lines less frantic, and the drumming more precise. With the addition of keyboards, the result is a much broader and more accessible sound. One thing that fortunately remained unchanged, however, is Whitehurst’s penchant for crafting catchy melodies and memorable lyrics.

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I Am Empire

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I Am Empire formed in the summer of 2008 when members, Austin Lyons
(vocals), Andrew Stanton (lead guitar), Dan Otis (Guitar), Joshua Case
(bass/vocals) and Eric Martin (drums), began work on recording their
full length self titled album.

The album is a ten song journey that shows the bands diversity and
understading of songwriting. The first single “You’re A Fake” is a
hard hitting rock song that has made a huge radio impact since its
release in April of 2009. Featuring Andrew Stanton’s hard hitting tone
and smooth soloing capabilities the song has hit #6 on the CRW charts
and #15 on the Billboard Christian rock charts. The song has also been
featured on Live105’s Soundcheck, hit #1 on Radio U’s “Most Wanted
List”, and posted in the top 10 on Effect Radios Top 44, has been the
#1 most requested song on the Spin180 in Texas, along with being in
regular rotation at radio stations nationally. Aaron Axelson of
Live105 featured I Am Empire in his “Top Ten Bay Area Bands”.

Since the release of their album, I Am Empire has shown their drive
and resiliance in the music industry booking their own tours and
making a name for themselves without any label support. Along with
full time touring the band has been featured in the June/Blink-182
issue of Alternative Press Magazine as one of the “Unsigned Bands Of
The Month” and won the Ernie Ball competition that landed them an
opening postition on The Rockstar Taste Of Chaos stop in their
hometown. Articles on the band can also be found in Substream Magazine
and The Metro (Bay Area).

I Am Empire’s musical talents have not gone unnoticed by the “higher
ups” either. With endorsements by Fender, Wedgie, Viper Drums,
Soultone Cymbals and will soon be heard on select MTV, E!, and Oxygen
television shows. The band also just inked a publishing deal with
Evergreen Copyrights and has also been featured on the frontpage of
Myspace Music. Their video for Your’e A Fake” will debut September
25th on myspace musics hompage along with Fender’s website.

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