Amplify the Noise - DEBUT ALBUM REVIEW: Diving Into the Arms of the Divine by SPELLES
I have one word for the debut album Diving Into the Arms of the Divine by SPELLES: Perfection. I almost wrote divine, but it felt cliché to write that, but if I’m honest, the album is also divine. If music is a religion, then SPELLES are the prophets, and Diving Into the Arms of the…
Amplify the Noise - ALBUM REVIEW: Equal Strain on All Parts by Jimmy Buffett
I wasn’t going to write this review. Wasn’t really sure I could. To say the music of Jimmy Buffett impacted my life is an understatement. I was introduced to Jimmy when I was thirteen or fourteen by a friend in junior high school, and I’ve been a Parrothead ever since. Thirty-four plus years, Jimmy ..
DEBUT EP REVIEW: All Is Forgiven by Enola. All is Forgiven is a manifesto of resilience, vulnerability, & a rallying cry for a world in need of compassion, with #Enola transcending punk's stereotypical aggression & delivering an experience that resonates w/ the complexities of the human condition.
Amplify the Noise - DEBUT EP REVIEW: All is Forgiven by Enola
A few weeks ago at SXSW Sydney, I had the privilege of witnessing the performance of Ruby Marshall, the post-punk solo artist from Naarm (Melbourne) known as Enola. The experience felt reminiscent of the transformative impact that witnessing iconic bands like Sex Pistols or The Clash for the first t..
Amplify the Noise - HOT TRACKS: “Tooth of the Wolf” and “See the Witch” by See the Witch
Allow us to introduce See the Witch and their eponymous debut single, "See the Witch," and their follow-up release, "Tooth of the Wolf," both featured on their forthcoming debut EP, Us Others. These two tracks are nothing short of brilliant, with captivating riffs and delivering ..
Amplify the Noise - EP REVIEW: Dreadfully Distinct by Dissona
Dissona, a progressive metal band from Chicago, known for their diverse and imaginative sound is on the verge of releasing their three-track EP Dreadfully Distinct (Nov 10th). Dreadfully Distinct will not only satiate metal fans and Dissona fans, but it is sure to also intrigue fans of Philip K Dick..
Amplify the Noise - DEBUT ALBUM REVIEW: Phantasmagoria by Black Daggers
I like going blind into listening to new artists or new music. All I knew of Black Daggers was their name and debut album title, Phantasmagoria. Neither generated pictures of rainbows or unicorns, but dark realities of maybe murderous unicorns covered in blood as the world ended in one apocalyptic s..
In its simplicity, “Slow Running” is rich in the creation of space for contemplative moments and introspective musings. #Hazlett#NewMusic
Amplify the Noise - LISTEN: “Slow Running” by Hazlett
From Hazlett’s upcoming EP Goodbye to the Valley Low (December 8th, Nettwerk), “Slow Running" artfully entwines ethereal guitars with his harmonious vocals, creating a tranquil folk ambiance. Hazlett contemplates the fleeting nature of joy and the inclination to brace for impending challenges. ..
Amplify the Noise - HOT TRACK: “Ferryman” by Ashes Reign
What's the toll to cross the Acheron with Charon? Is he just a soul chauffeur, or is there more to him than meets the underworld eye? Those are the questions Ashes Reign aims to tackle in their latest single, “Ferryman.” Drawing inspiration from the Greek mythological figure, Charon, who guides..
Amplify the Noise - ALBUM REVIEW: Overstimulated by Miranda Joan
There's an enchanting bass rhythm woven throughout Miranda Joan's highly anticipated album, Overstimulated, that bridges genres from jazz to soul and beyond. Whether a deliberate choice by Miranda and producer CARRTOONS or a serendipitous occurrence, this underlying bass serves as a tie li..
EP REVIEW: Present State of Joy and Grief by Adult Leisure Adult Leisure has brilliantly avoided the sophomore slump. The EP is all killer, no filler. It also happens to show the wonderful talent and magic that is at the heart of #AdultLeisure .
Amplify the Noise - EP REVIEW: Present State of Joy and Grief by Adult Leisure
The only downside I have with Adult Leisure's sophomore EP, Present State of Joy and Grief, is that it’s only four tracks. My admiration of the band began with “Control” and continued with their debut EP, The Weekend Ritual, which was our top EP for 2022 and with Present State of Joy and ..
I never want to crap on a band, but I just watched one fake play their way through most of their set. Most of the set was tracked. Don’t know if there was technical difficulties or just unpreparedness but when the guitarist string broke mid set I couldn’t help but feel sorry for them #SXSWsydney
DEBUT EP REVIEW: Obscene by dead nice I have one complaint about the debut EP Obscene from dead nice - it only has three songs! More at the link below https://amplifythenoise.co...
Amplify the Noise - DEBUT EP REVIEW: Obscene by dead nice
I have one complaint about the debut EP Obscene from dead nice - it only has three songs! I want more. I need more. The new melodic punk kids on the block’s debut EP will be out on Oct 13th and the band is built on a foundation of lifelong friendships and the music community…
Amplify the Noise - DEBUT ALBUM REVIEW: In Our Time by P.J.M. Bond
Embarking on a literary journey alongside the likes of Ernest Hemingway may seem audacious, but when the words of a master craftsman like Hemingway serve as your muse, that's nothing short of brilliance. P.J.M. Bond, in a quest for artistic inspiration, retreated to the seclusion of a log cabin..
Amplify the Noise - HOT TRACK: “Powdered Sugar” by The Box Rebellion
When The Boxer Rebellion announced their return with new music in the form of a four-track EP, led by the single "Powdered Sugar," I couldn't contain my excitement. Piers Hewitt (drums) describes the band’s journey saying, “There had been a long time since we had even been together mu..
DEBUT EP REVIEW: Little Omens by Alfie Jukes – Amplify the Noise
If you follow Alfie Jukes on Instagram or any of his socials, you are more than aware of the soulful voice that radiates from his young soul and his debut EP is a massive step in his growth from social media darling to rising music phenomenon. The six song EP features previously released singles, “A..
ALBUM REVIEW: The God Slayer by Otep – Amplify the Noise
With a mix of new material and covers, the ninth studio album, The God Slayer, from Otep does not disappoint. The first single from the album was a brilliant cover of Billie Eilish’s song “You Should See Me in a Crown” and if I’m honest, I prefer Otep’s version compared to the original. They were&he..
ALBUM REVIEW: Reborn from Hatred by Gory Blister – Amplify the Noise
If death metal can be effortless and smooth, then Reborn from Hatred (Eclipse Records) by Gory Blister wonderfully showcases how this is accomplished. Hailing from Italy, Gory Blister is known for their technical mastery which is what makes how they sound so effortlessly fluid and smooth. Despite th..
VIDEO: “Without You/Without Us” by Whitechapel – Amplify the Noise
Whitechapel is closing 2021’s Kin album cycle with the release of their video for “WithoutYou/Without Us”. On the video, guitarist Alex Wade says, We are excited to release our final video from the Kin album cycle for “Without You/Without Us''. We worked with longtime friend David Br..
HOT TRACK: “If We’re On Fire (Let it Burn) by Marvelous 3 – Amplify the Noise
Earlier this year Marvelous 3 announced they were getting the band back together after their album Hey! Album hit the 25 year mark! And if you personally know me, you know I have followed Marvelous 3 since before they were alt rock darlings. My fandom for the three fellas of Marvelous 3, Jayce Finch..
HOT TRACK🔥: "Moments and Memories" by All The Damn Vampires
“Moments and Memories” is the chance to escape the current and modern horrors of the world around and to just float in a magnificent dreamscape filled with wave after wave of synths that will make a soul smile.
Listen at the link below
HOT TRACK: “Moments and Memories” by All the Damn Vampires – Amplify the Noise
There’s magic in what Davey Oberlin has created with All the Damn Vampires. It’s not just a trek back in time for those that love the sound of the 80’s like myself but it’s a chance for younger guns to discover the finesse and alchemy of what a great synth can bring to a sound.…
When an artist goes viral it’s often a kiss of death. They burn bright like a meteorite flashing across the sky for a second, but once the brightness fades, it’s damn near impossible to recreate that sparkle and shine a second, third, or even fourth time. Defying those odds is artist and creator, Re..
DEBUT EP REVIEW: Physical Only by #BabySchillaci The EP will leave a mark on the hearts of fans & a physical mark in the world. The five songs not only showcase the talent of the band to continually evoke, invoke, & provoke through music but also allows their intricate musicianship to shine through.
DEBUT EP REVIEW: Physical Only by Baby Schillaci – Amplify the Noise
I haven’t held a physical CD in my hands since receiving David Bowie’s Earthling from an ex-beau several years ago. Needless to say, I was pretty damned stoked to hold in my hands Physical Only by Baby Schillaci. However, I faced a conundrum: how would I listen to the EP when I only had a…
As we wrote in our review of Deep Blue Something, the multi-talented Llucid (aka Lucas Herwig) pushes creative boundaries with ease and grace and has created an album that showcases 12 songs that blend poignant lyrics, piano, and futuristic beats into a sonic experience that knows no borders. by Mil..
A CONVERSATION WITH…Baby Schillaci – Amplify the Noise
Baby Schillaci burst onto Amplify The Noise's music radar with their debut single, “Radical” in February this year, and they have not stopped kicking out killer song after killer song. The so good bass in “So Bad” still haunts our dreams and their latest single, “Dead Wrestlers” melds all the m..