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:
Ladies, the struggle is real…and London’s Misty Miller created the perfect song to represent our woes in “Next to You”. Misty Miller co-directed and edited the video with Milo Edwards and filmed at her apartment, The Fox on the Hill, and “that Burberry acoustic bench in Wimbledon”. Watch the video for the song below. You can download the single for free now here!
Although she has no upcoming US tour dates yet, Misty Miller is playing Bushstock in London on June 13th! For tickets and more information click here!
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.
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!
Absolute queen of your dreams Tei Shi is coming to Philadelphia to play Milkboy April 30th!
Tei Shi first pierced her way into our hearts with her wicked, sultry dance jam “Bassically” from her Verde EP released this week on Mom+Pop records. She recently released an epic slow jam “Go Slow” from the same EP. The Verde EP is a brilliant follow up to her much acclaimed debut EP Saudade Don’t miss her performing songs from both EPs for a night of epic dancing at Milkboy on April 30th! Tickets are $12 and you can purchase yours now here.
Not in Philly? Follow Tei Shi on Songkick for tickets and tour information here!
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:
I love this tropical, energetic, and super fun jam by Hippo Campus! Their new single “Bashful Creatures” makes me want to go to a sunny island paradise and stay there for a month. I know I want that anyway, but with this as the soundtrack it would be even better.
Don’t try to fight it anymore, the Minnesota-based band’s debut EP Bashful Creatures is out now and you really need to get your hands on it. Buy it from the band’s online store here!
Hippo Campus are currently on tour with The Mowgli’s and will be playing Union Transfer next Friday April 17th! For tickets and more tour information, follow the band on Songkick here.
Listen to “Bashful Creatures” below and watch their performance of their jam “Suicide Saturday” on Conan O’Brien below!