5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#26)

1. Shallowpoint

Rock/metal from Tennessee. For fans of Devour the Day, Sevendust, Gemini Syndrome, etc. Shallowpoint has been recording new music and is booking shows (check out their official site for more). Here is the band’s latest lyric video, “Dislocate,” and for those with a heavier preference, check out “Fractured.”

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2. Landmvrks

Metal from France. For fans of early Bring Me The Horizon, Soilwork, Atreyu, etc. Landmvrks’ latest album, Fantasy, was released in November 2018 and they are currently touring to promote it. Listen to “Endless Paradox” and “Blistering.”

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3. Saint Slumber

Indie rock/alternative pop “forged in the suburban sprawl between Philadelphia and NYC.” For fans of The Chainsmokers, The 1975, twenty one pilots, etc. Saint Slumber will begin their new record cycle this spring and have been reworking their live performance for the upcoming shows. I listened to quite a few tracks while writing this. My favorites (so far) are “Youth,” “Cool,” and “Human.”

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4. Wild Root

Soul music with a rock interpretation (hard soul) from Florida. For fans of Steely Dan, Government Mule, Dave Matthews Band, etc. Wild Root is playing shows all over Florida, bringing their particular brand of bluesy, soul-touching rock with them. Kick off your Wild Root education with “More Than I Can See” and “Jungle.”

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5. All the Colours

Alternative rock from Australia. For fans of Beck, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, etc. All the Colours is set to release their third album this year! Here is ATC’s latest single, “You Know, I Don’t,” and this track from 2015, “So High.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#19)

1. Plastic Tears

Glam rock from Finland. For fans of Poison, KISS, Hanoi Rocks, etc. Plastic Tears recently released their latest album, Angels With Attitude, and the positive press has been rolling in. The guys are currently booking shows to promote the album. Check out “Miss Stumbling Legs” and “Secret Society.”

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2. Mechanical Vampires

Dark pop/electronic/alternative from New Jersey. For fans of Crywolf, 30 Seconds to Mars, PVRIS, etc. Mechanical Vampires is currently working on new music. In the meantime, listen to “Gemini” and “Forget About Me.”

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3. Modern Echo

Progressive/hard rock from Wisconsin. For fans of Nothing More, A Perfect Circle, Gemini Syndrome, etc. Modern Echo has just reached their goal on their Indiegogo campaign. They are using the funds to finish the upcoming album, In Division. Here are “Break in the Sky” and their cover of Soundgarden’s “Fell on Black Days,” a tribute to Chris Cornell.

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4. Seven Year Witch

Rock & roll from South Carolina. For fans of Jack White, Silvertide, Beitthemeans, etc. Seven Year Witch will be touring relentlessly this summer and fall, opening for such acts as Buckcherry and Gin Blossoms. Check out the live performances of “Rags to Riches” and “Salty.”

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5. Morning Robots

Alternative/indie rock from France. For fans of The Black Keys, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, etc. Morning Robots’ debut EP, Nothing Like Tile For a Tango, was released in June. Here is the latest single, “Meet Me Later.”

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5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#6)

1. Midnight Blackout

A post hardcore/math rock band from France. For fans of Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, etc. You can listen to their debut EP, Hangover, on Spotify or YouTube. For a taste of what you can expect, check out “Lorenzo.”

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2. Amerakin Overdose

AOD is a mix of industrial, hard rock, metal, and even a bit of pop. They hail from Oregon. For fans of Nine Inch Nails, Mushroomhead, Static-X, etc. Amerakin Overdose will be hitting the road for a summer tour, kicking off June 29th. Here is my favorite song from them, “Letting Go.”

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3. Advocates

A hard rock/metal/post hardcore band from Australia. For fans of early Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, etc. Check out “Destructive Tendencies” from 2016’s The Complex Truth.

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4. Values

A melodic metal/hardcore band from the UK. For fans of early Asking Alexandria, Mastodon, Beartooth, etc. Listen to the latest single, “Hopeless,” below!

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5. Marquis of Vaudeville

A truly unique band from Dallas. Best described as alternative/carnivalesque rock/psychedelic punk cabaret. I don’t know how to do a “for fans of,” but perhaps I can say if you liked the music from The Devil’s Carnival, or just Emilie Autumn, you’ll like Marquis of Vaudeville. I’m sharing the first song I listened to, and I highly encourage you to check out more.

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