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morning jam: AVAN LAVA “Wanna Live” + Show Recap!

1 Jun

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Wow. I don’t know what to say besides AVAN LAVA are an incredible band, in the studio and especially on stage.

When Avan Lava took the stage at Milkboy last Wednesday, I knew it was going to be good…but it wasn’t just good, it was fucking spectacular. The show started with full force and stayed that way all the way through. Playing most of their new album Make It Real (out now on Atlas Chair Records), the band showered us with confetti cannons, an epic light show, and synchronized dances. Thanks to the electric energy from the band, the Philly crowd got a dance workout worthy of Studio54.

Lead singer TC Hennes has an incredible, boundless voice that soaring whether he was dancing, jumping out into the crowd, or straight-up standing on his head doing yoga poses on the stage. You can tell that the band is having an amazing time together and the show becomes the ultimate dance party. The crowd did not want the show to end, and luckily the band agreed to an encore.

Avan Lava then ended their show strong with their cover of one of my favorite songs by Mark Ronson and the Business Intl. “Somebody To Love Me”. If you haven’t seen this band yet, make sure you are closely following them on Songkick to see when they are coming to your town. If you love to dance, it’s an experience you do not want to miss.

Buy Avan Lava’s new album Make It Real here!

Check out some images from the show by my friend Solid Stares:

xx Cher

morning jam: Novella “Land Gone”

20 May

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Nothing like some badass babes (and beautiful beardface) to wake you up in the morning! Let your ears soak in the sweet vocal harmonies and your blood pump to the mesmerizing psych instrumentals of “Land Gone” by London’s Novella.

 

The track is taken from their debut album Land out now! If you like what you hear make sure you buy your copy of Land and follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud!

 

 

 

 

 

xx Cher

afternoon jam: Pretty Vicious “It’s Always There”

24 Apr

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Pretty Vicious are back with a ferocious new single “It’s Always There” released as a 7″ vinyl via Ignition Records on Record Store Day! The young band from Wales keep releasing tracks that will knock you into the middle of next week and this three minute eight second jam is no different.

Pretty Vicious will be playing a slew of shows in the UK in May and June. The band added a second date at London’s Barfly due to high demand and will be playing two of my favorite festivals, The Great Escape in Brighton and Dot-to-Dot Festival which I was lucky enough to attend twice last year. For tickets and tour information follow Pretty Vicious on Songkick here!

Check out “It’s Always There” below and if you like what you hear follow the band on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.

xx Cher

morning jam: Nai Harvest “Sick on My Heart”

22 Apr

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Better than a shot of Redbull straight to the heart, get your energy this Wednesday morning from this jam, “Sick on My Heart”, by Sheffield’s punk/fuzz pop band of babes Nai Harvest.

“Sick on My Heart” is due out on their sophomore album Hairball releasing next week, April 28th, via Topshelf Records! You can order your copy via Topshelf, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Bandcamp.

Listen to “Sick on My Heart” and “All The Time” below from the record and if you like what you hear follow Nai Harvest on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud.

The band is playing a few shows this week, one tonight at Soup Kitchen in Manchester and Friday at The Harley Hotel & Bar in Sheffield! Check them out if you can and send us all the videos & pics so we can live vicariously through you via our twitter.

For more dates and tour information, follow Nai Harvest on Songkick here!

xx Cher

morning jam: Nothing But Thieves “Itch”

13 Apr

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I cannot get enough of this new jam “Itch” by Nothing But Thieves.
I seriously can’t stop listening to it, and luckily it’s out now so you and I don’t have to.

Nothing But Thieves‘ “Itch” is out now via iTunes, so make sure you get your copy. The band has several upcoming shows in the UK including The Great Escape Festival in Brighton! For tickets and more tour information follow them on Songkick and Facebook! As usual, I will keep you posted on any upcoming US tour dates. Until then, listen to this jam and try not to keep pressing play:

xx Cher

late night listen: Jason McCue “Come To Me”

8 Apr

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Tonight’s gorgeous late night listen comes from West Philadelphian dreamboat Jason McCue.

Originally from West Chester, the singer-songwriter wrote, performed, and recorded his new EP EPs for Elephants himself.

Jason McCue has a couple of shows coming up in the Philadelphia including Melodies Cafe in Ardmore Friday April 24th at 8PM, The Tin Angel May 8th, and North Star Bar May 14th!

Listen to “Come To Me” below and make sure to keep up with him by liking him on Facebook and following him on Soundcloud!

xx Cher

morning jam: Boxed In “Mystery”

20 Jan

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Today’s morning jam is from London’s Boxed In. Their new album is out now and features this track, “Mystery” and many other epic songs. Listen to the track and the rest of the album below!

You can buy your copy of the self-titled album digitally via iTunes, or on CD or vinyl here and here.

Boxed In have a show this Friday in London at Rough Trade East, for more information follow the band on Songkick here!

If you like what you hear, make sure to follow Boxed In on Facebook and Twitter.








xx Cher

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