Sydney-based pop punk band Cambridge recently released the track “I Found You”.
While it’s not your typical pop punk song, that’s exactly what I like about it.
Cambridge could’ve created another cookie-cutter, bland All Time Low ripoff. But they didn’t.
Instead they brought together a sound reminiscent of some of Yellowcard’s softer songs with deep, introspective emotions.
This perhaps isn’t surprising, since the band’s leader Brad Smith toured with Yellowcard, as well as many others such as Soundwave Festival (one of Australias largest touring festivals) and the band Mayday Parade.
It’s not often that I hear a college-age band with the talent that Colorado Straightedge has.
Readers may be surprised how many “Berklee bands” submit music that’s just awful. And that’s a school known for their music program.
But Colorado Straightedge isn’t from Berklee – they attend Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN.
What’s more, even though they met in Music City, the members aren’t even music students!
Having heard a few songs, I can already tell the band is growing. Now that they’re spread out throughout the states, forced to return home by current events, the band is collaborating remotely and improving in leaps and bounds.
“Broke” combines elements of indie rock, shoegaze, and just a pinch of pop for an original blend that sounds like it’s right at home in the modern rock scene.
We’ve been taking submissions for RMP on a site called SubmitHub for nearly four years.
Until recently, I’d never been sent a song via SubmitHub I liked so much that I immediately bought the album. To be clear, I’ve bought albums from SubmitHub artists before, but only after a week or two of listening and getting into the band.
That all changed last week when This Is Falling of St. Louis, MO sent “Whisper” my way.
Instant. Purchase. That’s how much this band impressed me!
Not only is the engineering and production stellar, the band also knows exactly how to catch the attention of listeners.
What This Is Falling did is what everyone who is trying to get their music heard should do – get to the point already.
So many bands send in songs with 30+ second intros, or a video where there’s no music for over a minute before the song starts.
This Is Falling did the opposite – “Whisper” punches the listener in the face with a massive sounding drum fill. Immediately.
The rest of the song is killer, too. But DIY bands take note: if you want to be heard, follow in This Is Falling’s footsteps and make your single catch the listener’s attention as soon as they hit play!
Today we have four bands to share with you that will end this weekend with a bang!
For starters, here’s Alienist; a five piece metalcore band from Wollongong, Australia. These guys are the best metalcore that I’ve heard in awhile. They just released their second single called, Severance and it’s a banger!
Climate Control are an alternative rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa. As soon as I started to listen to their song, “Feeler”, I was hooked! This song hits all the right places.
Rila’s Edge is so amazing with their catchy chorus from their song, “Drawn In”! They are an indie band from Guildford, UK.
We saved the best for last: Who Saves The Hero? They bring Warped Tour (RIP) vibes with their pop punk song, “Self Destruction”. These guys are from Rhondda, UK.
That’s all we have for today, thanks for listening!