We are SO excited to be able to share this with you guys! One of our all time favorites, Rixton, have released the newest teaser for the upcoming video for their song Hotel Ceiling! After watching this we CAN NOT wait for the whole video to be released on Thursday, January 15th.
Hotel Ceiling is just one of the amazing singles off their upcoming debut album, Let The Road, which is being released this March. Be sure to pre order your copy HERE On top of finishing up their debut album and releasing their video, Rixton are also going on tour this February with none-other than the amazing Ariana Grande. Check out the latest teaser below and be sure to catch them on one of the tour dates listed after!
February 28 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Bradley Harris Center
March 1 - St Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
March 3 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
March 8 - Toronto, Canada - Air Canada Center
March 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Events Center
March 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
March 14 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
March 15 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center
March 20 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
March 21 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
March 24 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
March 26 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
March 28 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
March 31 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
April 1 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
April 3 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 6 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
April 8 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
April 10 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
April 12 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
April 14 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
Happy Monday Buzznet! We are excited to premiere some new music by Sariah with you to kick off your week! The NYC pop artist just released "Cold Blooded" off her debut EP Queen Of Hearts and we can't get the song out of our heads! It's a different direction than she has gone in the past, but we are totally feelin' the Katy Perry vibes. Take a listen for yourself:
We are huge fans of Sariah and can't wait to see what's next for her! Here's what she had to say about the latest track and her EP:
"My Queen of Hearts EP is my most personal and intimate album I have ever created. I am so proud of every song on there because each lyric truly comes from my heart. "Cold-Blooded" is especially personal and a journey that I have had to go through to get to where I am today. I hope my hearts enjoy these journeys."
EP Queen Of Hearts will be available on February 10, just in time for Valentines Day!
NYC PEEPS! Sariah has a show on February 8th in NYC @ The Manderley Bar at the McKrittrick Hotel - 9PM
Stay connected with Sariah!
Grizfolk just released a live version of their hit song Way Back When and we are loving it!
Incase you don't know who they are, Grizfolk are an alternative rock band consisting of Adam Roth, Sebastian Fritze, Fredrik Eriksson, Brendan James, and Bill Delia based in Los Angeles, California. They were on tour with Bastille just last year.
Their single Way Back When blew up after being used on the Mr. Peabody & Sherman soundtrack. Their live recording sounds just as amazing and we are totally blown away by these guys!
Check out the live version on Way Back When below and let us know what you think!
It’s a happy Monday indeed when Fall Out Boy puts out new music. The bands 6th LP American Beauty/American Psycho will release Jan 20 and today they premiered a new song, “Irresistible”.
It’s no surprise the song immediately shot straight to the top of the iTunes chart. This is the third song FOB has released off American Beauty/American Psycho. Take a listen to the song below and let us know what you think in the comments below!
We are one day away from 2015 so we felt this is the perfect time to introduce you to a lovely artist who goes by the name SayWeCanFly! We got to sit down with him and do a fun interview where we talk about his inspirations, new music and of course his story of how he got where he is today! Enjoy :)
Your debut full length album is coming out soon, what can you tell your us and your fans about it?
Between The Roses is something I have been in the process of creating for over a year. From the moment I decided I was going to write a full length album, I knew it would be a long journey for me as a musician & an individual. I don't think I've ever been as excited or content with anything I've written as I am with this album. This is honestly the first time I've been able to listen back to something I've recorded and just jam along to it without second guessing anything about it, it's a really cool feeling. I wanted to keep the album driven by acoustic guitar and vocals, but I filled in the spaces with real cello, violin, and piano. It's definitely a darker album, but it tells the story of a huge piece of my life, and I poured my heart into it.
You recorded this album twice, what made you decide to do that?
I was in the studio for two months here in Toronto, and we finished sixteen songs. Unfortunately there were some technical issues, and in the end all of the files were erased before the mixes were done. It was honestly a blessing in disguise because I had the chance to do it again and make it better. I wasn't completely happy with how it turned out the first time, so I knew everything I had to do to make it exactly what I wanted when I went to go record it again in Springfield, MO.
When fans pre-order your album they get two songs, Song of the Sparrow and The Distance That Took You Away, what was your inspiration behind these songs?
The day before I left to go record the album for the second time, I was sitting outside at my dad's place. He lives beside a forest so there are many birds making noise all the time. There was actually a sparrow perched on a wooden fence close to where I was playing guitar, and I just watched it for a while. I started thinking about how free it must feel going through life having no worries and just doing exactly what it was created to do. "Song of The Sparrow" is about walking through life inside of a human body, trying to find my place in the world, hoping that someday I will understand the meaning behind it. "The Distance That Took You Away" was written in the motel room I stayed at while I was recording the album, and that song is about someone who means the world to me but is very far away. Distance is something that has always come between me and the people I care about, so I wrote a song about trying to make the best of it.
You worked on everything for this album from writing the songs to planning its release, what is the biggest thing you learned from it all?
The biggest thing I've learned from writing and recording this full length album is that no matter what situation life throws at you, if you're in touch with yourself and focused on your goals, it's much easier to adapt and stay calm. I've learned that good things can take time, and have come to appreciate the value of having patience.
You have a strong social media presence, is it important for you to stay connected to your fans?
Spending time on social media has been a huge part of my life since I started making music and posting it on the internet. I love making the people who support me understand that they are the second half of what I do. Talking to them daily also helps me keep focused and motivated. It's just this amazing two way street where there is so much love present, and I feel obligated to maintain that and nurture it so that everyone is always connected to each other and to what I'm doing. I know my music means a lot to them, and I want them to know how much they mean to me too. We all just kind of help each other feel less alone in the world and it's really amazing.
At what age did you know you wanted to pursue a career in music?
The summer before I started high school was probably the time when I discovered how much I cared about playing acoustic guitar and singing. There was a lot going on in my life back then and I always held it so close to me. I was fourteen at the time and that was the year I started a YouTube channel called "SayWeCanFly" and started posting my songs on it.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
I really do believe that no matter how successful we are, everyone still needs someone to look up to. When I needed someone to show me that acoustic music existed and inspire me to start writing it, Secondhand Serenade was all I listened to. When it was time to start playing shows and build an online presence, I was really into NeverShoutNever. Having chosen an independent path even after having some offers from record labels, I've really been looking up to Ed Sheeran this year because he is someone who was successful in doing this on his own and building an empire with an acoustic guitar and his voice. It changes, but different people mean something to me for different reasons.
Are you planning a tour to promote the new album?
I will be doing a handful of shows in the UK starting in January, aswell as some album release shows in the USA starting in February. All of my tour dates and ticket links can be found at www.bandsintown.com/saywecanfly!
As you may know Dev is not only a singer and songwriter but the girl can rap! We were lucky enough to sit down with her and talk to her about her new EP 'Bittersweet July pt. 2'. We are stoked to see she has some tours in the work for 2015 so keep an eye out for her in a city near you!
Your new EP 'Bittersweet July pt. 2' just came out. What was your inspiration behind it?
Bittersweet July PT 1 was a little more pop inspired, all of the songs were about love and we're very vulnerable so I knew I wanted to balance those records out with Pt 2 being very sexy, a little dark, and more electronic driven. I put a lot of attitude into pt2, it was very freeing.
Why did you decide to split 'Bittersweet July' into two?
It wasn't on purpose actually. I have always wanted to release an EP in two parts but I really didn't think it would happen just yet. Right after releasing pt1 my friend Nanosaur and I kept the creative vibes going and put together the skeleton of pt2 in about a week. We continued working on the songs until we felt comfortable, but it was a very natural process. We were so happy with the songs we came up with that we wanted to share them. That's kind of how pt2 came about.
How was working with Kreayshawn on the video for your hit "Honey Dip"?
It was awesome! It was so fun to finally collaborate with her. Kreay and I have known each other for about 5 years now and really never had the opportunity to work together so it was really fun to be able to out together such a personal and pretty visual for 'honeydip'.
Your new album is coming out next year, what can you tell your fans about it?
I don't want to jinx anything, but I'm really excited for 2015 :)
What are some of the biggest differences between your new album and your last?
I think I have certain stylistic aspects that will always be 'me' but now being a mother, a fiancé, an independent artist, I'm stronger, tougher, I love harder & I think I'm more passionate. I'm just an intensified version of my 2011/2012 self haha oh no!!
What has your songwriting process been like for your new album?
Very free. I'd rewrite, rework, start all over if I felt like it. There wasn't pressure from a label, just pressure from myself mainly haha but that was plenty. The past two years were filled with so much emotion for me, very up and down. I knew I wanted records that carried those emotions. Sad songs and sassy songs. My friends Nanosaur, Mndr, and Campa were so great at keeping me inspired when I needed a good push. And my fans are fucking great I wanted them to be happy.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My family. Robyn. Lykke Li. Karen O. Katy Perry. The Bby G00NZ.
If you could collaborate with any artist who would it be?
That changes. But I always love Robyn. I look up to her so much and Nicki Minaj. Her play on words is really rad.
Any tours in the works?
Yes! Let's just say if everything goes as planned, 2015 is going to be fun!
We are so pumped to announce that Bowling For Soup is releasing a greatist hits album called Songs That People Actually Liked Vol. 1 (1994-2003)! This will be released in January so keep an eye out for that! Until then, here is a really fun interview we did with Jaret Reddick for you all to check out!
1-Your greatest hits album is coming out soon, how did you select the songs for the album?
It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Since it was songs from the first 10 years, I thought it would be cut and dry. Basically, we took any songs that had been singles, then obvious fan favorites and then songs that had the most meaning to the band. That got us down to about 25 songs and then we went from there. I think at the end of the day, we pretty much nailed it.
2-You have a new track on your album called 20 years (That's a lot of beers), what was the inspiration behind that?
Pretty much what it says. We have been together 20 years, and have shared a lot of beers. Lots of memories and amazing stories. It's been a fabulous ride!
3-This year marked your 20th anniversary! What is one of your most memorable tour stories?
There are way too many to just pick one. We have seen the world multiple times and have been through a lot together. IT is pretty amazing all we have seen.
4-You guys have had the same line up and been performing together since 1998, any tips for other bands on how to stay together for so long?
It is important to know your role in the band, and understand that the band is a sum of it's parts. Know when to push each others buttons and when to back away. I think too many bands get bogged down in fighting for credit for shit. We have always taken it how it comes.
5-How does it feel knowing that a lot of your fans have been listening to you their whole lives over the past 20 years?
Pretty surreal. It's pretty crazy to have fans that were kids when we started bringing THEIR kids to shows now. We have had 3 and 4 generations in front of us at once. That's insane!
6-If you could tell your 20 years ago selfs something today, what would it be?
Enjoy the ride! And on June 27th, 2002, you are going to shit your pants in a movie theater. Bring extra shorts!
7-What is the biggest piece of advice for any new musicians hoping to have a career as long as yours?
Just enjoy yourself. there are no guarantees. If you get caught up in the bullshit, it is easy to get frustrated. Surround yourself with your best friends and work together! And Fucking hustle!!!
8-Any new music or US tours in the works?
Yep! I have a new album with my other band People on Vacation coming out just after this BFS album. Both bands are touring the US in the new year, and POV will be in the UK in February. Busy, busy!
What is YOUR favorite Bowling For Soup song?!
We are SO excitied to tell you guys about this! Our favorite Canadian cutie Lights has announced that she will be going on a US tour starting mid February with X-Ambassadors to promote her new album Little Machines.
Recently, Lights has been participating in Rdio's Rdio Cover's series. The series features up and coming stars doing their own versions of 2014's biggest hits, you can check out Lights performance of Seasons over here
Check out the video for one of our favorite songs, Up We Go, from Light's newest ablum below and check out the tour dates below.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 19th at 10AM ET so be sure to grab yours here before the sell out!
Lights tour dates feat. X-Ambassadors
2/14 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
2/15 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
2/17 Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House
2/18 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
2/20 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
2/21 Austin, TX - Emo's
2/22 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
2/24 Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
2/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
2/27 Atlanra, GA - The Masquerade
2/28 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
3/01 Nashville, TN - Rocketown
3/02 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
3/04 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
3/05 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
3/06 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
3/07 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Centre
3/09 Cleaveland, OH - House of Blues
3/10 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
The cold weather has arrived and that calls for holiday traditions. Some of us like to leave out gifts, some of us have quality time with family and some of us have our funny ones that only people closest to us know about.
Kelsea Ballerini shares her personal favorite tradition with us right here exclusively on Buzznet!
What is your funniest holiday memory?
One of our family traditions is to stay in PJ's all day on Christmas Eve no matter what, and last year we went to our church service in Christmas footie pajamas. Everyone was laughing, we thought it was hilarious.
Do you have a favorite Christmas movie?
Elf!! "I just like to smile. Smiling is my favorite." Classic.
What was the best thing you asked Santa for?
When I was younger I asked Santa for a dollhouse with magic dust that I could sprinkle on myself and shrink down to doll size and live in the house. I didn't get that.
If you could get anything this year as a gift what would you pick?
A bigger closet! Ha!
What is your favorite Christmas song?
"Oh Holy Night" always gives me chills, I think it's so beautiful and captures what the heart of the holiday is. And and of course "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"...I even recorded my own version this year!
How cute was that? What is YOUR favorite holiday tradition?
Want more from Kelsea?
EP link: http://bit.ly/kelseaballerini
'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' link: http://bit.ly/KBchristmas
In case you missed it the talented guys in Issues recently released their long awaited video for 'Mad At Myself'! We have had the album on repeat and are obsessed with how good the concept of the video is! We can't wait to see what the boys have in store for us for 2015!
And last but least here is the exclusive Behind The Scenes video we got on set while they filmed "Mad At Myself"
What is your favorite Issues song?