This was backstage in Bremen, that was a really intense show! Think that was the first mosh pit of the tour. This was the first night our boys Rikas were playing with us as well. Natalie Findlay of Findlay embodies indie rock sensibilities and may pay homage to the post-punk rock that came before her, but she’s fearlessly creating a sound all her own with her electric guitar in tow. Findlay has been on the road promoting debut album,... Read More
STORY / ANGIE PICCIRILLO PHOTOS / MALLORY TURNER Though the band RÓSA’s sonic vibes are super 80’s inspired, like any other band they were inspired by other rock n’roll legends. Some of their faves? The Doors and of course, Nirvana. You won’t hear any Lizard King tributes in their tunes though, since the songs from their new EP are seemingly more fit for a “Sixteen Candles” remake. If you’re down with Jack Antonoff’s... Read More
STORY BY / ANGIE PICCIRILLO PHOTOGRAPHY / MALLORY TURNER The beginnings for the band Sleep State were humble as you can guess — spawning from the potent Orange County rock scene back in 2013, where they began as a duo. After growing into a trio, Troy Ritchie (guitar, lead vocals), Michael Haua (keyboard, vocals) and Parker Jackson (drums), the group has experienced much success in the world of sync — having had their tunes appear anywhere from... Read More
photos + story / Tiffany Diane Tso This is the first year of my mostly adult life that I am not going to South by Southwest, and I’m not sad about it. I’m definitely not happy about it either. I am sure by this time next week I will be knee-deep in FOMO, sadly scrolling through my Instagram feed of pictures of cute bands, huge margaritas and breakfast tacos, and the Daniel Johnston frog graffiti. I thought, however, that I could at least... Read More
Song of the week + exclusive premiere! Aqua Dolls / “don’t mean jack” ++ Interview and free download!
photos / Rachel Frailich story / Adeline Tan Psychedelic surf punk rockers from L.A. based band The Aquadolls are quite frankly the coolest young, new band around: being a little freaky and geeky goes a long way! The Aquadolls call themselves a “rock and roll band of mermaids” but Melissa Brooks (lead singer/guitarist) is also one badass punk rocker. The Aquadolls are lovers of nature and Seal Beach, California. Ocean lovers and mermaid enthusiasts,... Read More