Danny Worsnop — “Little Did I Know”
Darren Campbell is a Scottish singer/songwriter who blends indie and folk music with pop and rock in a sound not unlike Ed Sheeran or Jason Mraz. He has a new song entitled “Medicine.” You can listen on Spotify or watch the video below. If you enjoy what you hear, you can find more from Darren on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, BandCamp, or his official site.
Crosby, Stills, & Nash: “Norwegian Wood” (The Beatles cover)
Dr. Melancholia: “Genie in a Bottle” (Christina Aguilera cover)
Maven ft. Marilyn Manson: “Hard On For Love” (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds cover)
I love anything that Sevendust does acoustically. Lajon has a beautiful voice, as does Clint, and their lyrics often fit better with an acoustic accompaniment. Needless to say, Time Travelers & Bonfires is a favorite of mine.
1. Meka Nism
Metal from Florida. For fans of Arch Enemy, Within Temptation, Nightwish, etc. Meka Nism just released their latest EP, The War Inside, in May and are now booking shows. Check out the title track and “Bring the Sun Back.”
2. Love The Hate
Rock from Mobile, Alabama. For fans of 10 Years, Tantric, Chevelle, etc. Love The Hate recently opened for From Ashes to New and Bad Wolves at a hometown show. Their latest album, Burn, is available for purchase through various digital outlets. Get a taste of Burn on ReverbNation, and listen to “Bleed the Weak” now!
3. A Light in the Darkness
Progressive metal from Texas. For fans of Lamb of God, Soilwork, early Trivium, etc. A Light in the Darkness currently has two EPs available — Conspire and Athens to Piraeus — on digital platforms such as iTunes and BandCamp. Here is “Ransom,” from Conspire.
Electronic/industrial/dubstep duo that formed in Australia. For fans of Sköld, Die Antwoord, Skrillex, etc. Skynd premiered their video for “Gary Heidnik” recently, which features Korn front man Jonathan Davis. This is my new favorite band. Thus far, their songs and videos have been delving into the minds of murderers, and I love it! Please check out both of their singles, “Elisa Lam” and “Gary Heidnik.”
5. Hank the Businessman
Folk/progressive rock from Pennsylvania. For fans of Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, etc. Hank the Businessman released the Mountain EP in June. Here are my two favorite songs, “One” and “Tangled.”
Theory of a Deadman — “Nothing Could Come Between Us”
I shouldn’t love this as much as I do. Mark Tremonti and Eric Friedman play “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” on a Hello Kitty guitar and ukulele, respectively.
Slash ft. Myles Kennedy — “Fall to Pieces” (Live)
Noah Gundersen and The Forest Rangers — “Day Is Gone”