Jammerzine’s The Week in #Indie returns for Season 6 with exclusive coverage of Jammer Direct’s first episode of their new live concert series titled ‘Jammer Direct’s Live @Home’. Also, exclusive interviews with Justin Payne and Nick Cove as well as new music and videos by Ender Bender, Felixity, Follow The Lion, Magnus, The Academy of Sun, and Tyraid.
About Jammer Direct’s Live @Home
Live @Home is a new chapter in discovering music, with artists performing straight from their homes into fans Homes new and old. Going through Jammer Direct’s multiple streaming platforms via PC/Mac, Mobile, Tablet, Radio, and Television in true HD and Dolby Digital surround sound that reaches a worldwide audience.
With concerts, events, festivals, and concerts effectively canceled for the near future, even after things get back to somewhat normality people will be slow to get back out there. Musicians need a way to reach out with their music, LIVE @HOME is that game-changer that will let recording artists of all genres and levels reach out to fans along with gaining new ones.
Watch Episode 1 HERE.
About Justin Payne
Justin Payne has just released his new single titled ‘Empty Page’. And, in addition to premiering it for all of you today, we get to talk to the man behind the mayhem; Justin himself!
In this interview, we get to talk with Justin about his beginnings in music and how personal tragedy and hardship have shaped not only his music and the directions he is taking it but also him as a person and human being and how love and loss can shape you in positive ways if you have the right person with you and how you can shape your perceptions in positive ways. This is as much a life lesson as it is an in-depth interview with a positive artist.
About Nick Cove
Nick Cove & The Wandering have officially released their new single titled ‘This Is Where I Hide’ off of their upcoming album titled ‘Harbinger’. And, in addition to bringing it to all of you readers, we have an exclusive interview with the man behind the music himself, Nick Cove.
Nick is one of those musicians who wears his heart on his sleeve and lets his music tell the tales of his life in a way that is not only original and creative in the ‘end product’, but in the recording and execution of each track. The album as a whole is a continuous string of stories varied in styles and woven together like a book that you can’t put down. We get a taste of that in this interview.
‘This Is Where I Hide’ is but a preview of things to come from Nick and his Wandering. The song is a lush and vivid soundscape of beautifully toned guitars and avid vocals mixed with a solid rhythm section.
About Ender Bender
Ender Bender, a newcomer in the indie-pop world, presents his debut single ‘Star Killer’. This is the first single from his forthcoming ‘EQ’ EP, to be released in spring 2020. This song explores the ups and downs, the angels, and the demons of life in Los Angeles.
Ender Bender is the solo project of Eddie Olguin, a multi-instrumentalist producer, guided by a unique mission of making perfect modern pop-rock. Creating music and spreading bliss in the face of the realization that nothing in life is perfect, the pursuit of this perfect sound is what fuels the Ender Bender fire.
‘You&Me’ is a hyper-real and joyful gem that shines in an auto-tuned pop landscape. Equally street-smart-urban and classic chanteuse, her remarkable voice and effortless range make an impactful introduction.
Felixity’s cool, hauntingly beautiful tone is fused with a world-class dynamic production; washes of orchestral uplift and wonderful musicianship weaving soulfully funky, R&B vibes. The deep groove, broad sonic palette, and positive message should resonate with all generations of music lovers.
The Oberkon Remix was created by a trio of heavy hitters: Andy Spaceland (a.k.a. Andy Jenks), part of Alpha and 5 Billion in Diamonds, together with Butch Vig; Jay Reynolds, notable mixer for the likes of Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher, MIST, Fred Again, Gabrielle, Paloma Faith, and Pixie Lott; and producer David Francolini.
“I often write about things that have hurt me, music is the easiest place I can put the things in my head because I find it simpler to sing about things than say them. I’ve opened up a lot about myself in these songs so I hope someone out there hears them and feels a little bit less alone,” says Felixity.
About Follow The Lion
Follow The Lion officially drop their new single titled ‘H.O.P.E. (Hold On Pain Ends)’. A lear progression from their previous work, Follow The Lion gives a solid mix and master with a stunning lead vocal and lush set of guitars pinning beautiful harmonies. This song is thought out but done in such a way as to capture the moment that was being conveyed during the writing process.
Epic in scope and vivid in execution, ‘H.O.P.E.’ counted on faith and delivered originality. This is brilliant.
Sydney band Magnus formed in 2012 to bring their urgency, fearlessness in experimentation, and healthy disregard for genres to Australian music. Their name, derived from “Magn-hus” and translating as “powerhouse” in Old Norse, is a testament to their live performances. A casual open mic at Melbourne’s world-famous Cherry Bar landed them a residency there and eventually nomination for the Best live band of the year award by invite of owner James Young Himself.
Their debut album, “I”, received critical acclaim by both online and print media with The Sydney Morning Herald states: “The band clearly likes to tease and with terrific self-confidence, in their undoubted abilities the approach does create a lively anxiousness within their music.”.
About The Academy of Sun
The Academy of Sun has just dropped their new video for the track titled ‘The Parts That Need Replacing’. As we said in our original review of the single, ‘…delivers sustenance within that creative void’. The video adds to that in the fact that the visuals are timed and beautifully representative of the music that is the single. Almost an art-house accompaniment, the video adds that visual something that lends more of a creative touch as a separate stand-alone and not so much of a bonus to the song. Music for the senses.
‘The Parts That Need Replacing’ is out now, available across online stores and streaming platforms such as Spotify. The full album ‘The Quiet Earth’ will be released in the summer of 2020 on CD, as well as digitally.
Check out our exclusive interview with The Academy of Sun’s Nick Hudson HERE.
TYRAID officially releases his new video for the single titled ‘Rectified’. Set in the near-dystopian future, TYRAID teams up with producer DJ Green Lantern to give a cinematic view of what could be with an almost genre-hopping take with a classical interlude that leads to the notion that we are indeed in uncertain times, and that we need to be certain as to where we want to be and where we want to go.
In a time where the haves have more and the have nots have less, it’s good to know that there are still artists out there who know what they want and aren’t afraid to get it.
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