I can’t help but think – especially over the last few days -there is a lot of negative shit going on in the world. We are in the middle of a loud and obnoxious election cycle and people of all colors and ideas are making it hard to think straight. Music for me has a healing effect and I can walk outside with my headphones on and crank up the tunes and wash all this madness away. I hope it is the same for you.
That said Coming Up Magazine has been inundated with artist and band submissions over the last few weeks and we really try to check out everyone that send music over to us. In one way or another the stuff we get is good (sometimes over the top awesome) and we admire the singers, bands and artists who think enough of us to send us their songs. We know you put a lot of love into your craft and and take great risks to share with us and the rest of the world something that is so close to you.
Coming Up Magazine was and is inspired by the positive forces still in the world and the people who try to make a difference in a good and creative way. We realize it is not easy to keep the chin up and remain focused on the good but we applaud the bands and artists and their fans who try to do so.
Please help us help up and coming bands and artist get the attention they deserve and at the same time let’s all remain focused on what’s right in the world and in our cities and countries. Music is not the final answer but it is an important part and we thank you for being a part of it and for supporting the artist who keep on creating even though it might be hard to do so.
Now check out a few of these amazing up and coming bands we have come across these past few days. We think they are amazing and we think you will too.
#besomebody #comeup #musicsaves #youmatter
The Dirty Clergy Return With Sophomore Album
The Dirty Clergy, a garage rock-pop band hailing from Winfield, Alabama, have released Rattlesnake, their second full length album.
The group’s sophomore effort has a little bit of something for everyone, from the fervent vocals to the harmonic hooks and gritty energy.
With its catchy melody and rock and roll spirit, the lead single “All I Need” will certainly leave you hooked.
You can check out The Dirty Clergy’s music and find links to the band’s social media through their website
Avindale Release Second EP Time Frames
Alternative-pop group Avindale recently released their second EP Time Frames which features a blend of spacey grooves, dreamy synths and haunting beats.
The band’s lead single “Where The Light Shines Most” offers a taste of what listeners can expect on the new EP.
Members: Oscar. – Vocals, Keys, Guitar Gary – Bass, samples Matt – Drums, samples
You can check out Avindale’s music and find links to the band’s social media through their website
Jonny Carroll Premieres Lyric Video For Catchy New Single
Singer-songwriter Jonny Carroll has unveiled a lyric video for the title track of his debut album Leaving On The Light.
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Carroll’s first full length release came from a dark moment in his life.
“Most of this album was written just after an abandoned wedding engagement, and I found myself wandering the streets of the UK for a couple of winter months trying to make sense of it,” Carroll said. “The songs are very pop in melody, but folk in narrative.”
You can check out Carroll’s music and find links to his social media through his website
Breaker Novogratz Unveils New Single and Music Video
Breaker Novogratz has followed up his pop inspired debut hit “Family” with a brand new single called “Home” and an accompanying music video.
World famous guitarist and composer Hernan Romero joins Novogratz on the new single, providing a mature and thoughtful backdrop to the young singer’s soothing vocals.
The video for “Home” was shot on the palm-fringed coast of Transcoso, Brazil.
You can check out Novogratz’s music on his Facebook page
ARDENT BAND ON THE COME UP IN ILLINOIS
It’s hard to believe that Ardent is made up of 5 teenagers. Ardent is Coming up in Southern Illinois and is apparently putting their heart and soul into the music they play. According to lead singer, Jacks, they work hard and believe that with enough focus and effort they can all achieve their dreams. For Ardent their dreams and reality include playing kick ass music that sounds far more mature then their years.
Ardent means passion and that’s exactly what Ardent possesses.
Check out this great track “What I can teach you” with Powerful vocals and rip roaring guitar riffs and drums.
Lead Vocals – Jacks
Lead Guitar – Dev Eaton
Rhythm Guitar – Jaron Berner
Drums – Russ Stallman
Aussie Band Eliza & The Delusionals Going On Tour
It’s been a whirlwind year for Brisbane pop-rockers Eliza & The Delusionals. Fresh from releasing their debut EP The Time Spent On The Inside in January, the band are today unleashing their new single The Ground and announcing a national tour.
Inspired by the big choruses and melodic ideas of PVRIS, The Ground is a powerful song that front woman Eliza Klatt says is closer to the sound she wants to achieve.
“I wanted to write a powerful song that stood out from all of the previous songs I had written and recorded. I really wanted to create something with big choruses and a bold sound, like many of the artists I take influence from,” she said.
“Lyrically, The Ground is about those times when you can’t help but feel down and against yourself. I feel a strong connection to the song both musically, and lyrically.”
Recorded at the Queensland Conservatorium by Liam Bowditch and Joe MacPhail, and mastered by Tom Coyne of Sterling Sound, The Ground marks a new direction for Eliza & The Delusionals.
At the end of this month, they’ll be embarking on a seven date tour of Australia playing cities including, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and of course Brisbane.
Forbear flawlessly weaves together cinematic rock with a truly unique voice and spectacular harmonies taking listeners on a surreal experience. Capturing the struggle between our interpersonal crises and living in the age of constant awareness of global tensions glooming overheard, Forebear puts into words the feelings that are always so difficult to express ourselves.
Composed of some of LA’s most prolific musicians, the band met in early 2014 in the Los Angeles professional music scene. Scott Goldbaum (formerly of Wise Cub) leads the band with beautiful vocals and melodic guitar, while classically trained Molly Rogers viola adds a layer that is truly captivating. Mike Mussleman (drums) and Nick Chamian (bass) round out the four piece with one of the most impressive, and methodical rhythm sections in indie rock today. Individually band members have worked with artists/bands including Feist, Bastille, Kamasi Washington, Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Kimbra among others.
Less than a year later, Forebear quickly caught the attention of famed producer/engineer Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius) when he saw them perform at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles. Lilavois produced their upcoming release Good God and recorded it at the famed London Bridge Studios in Seattle. Good God begins with the commanding single “Delroy Lindo” which touches upon a somewhat darker tinge to the sunny promises of California. “It’s about two people who moved to the West Coast to be together, only to have the illusion of what they thought waited for them be eaten alive by their false romanticism” Goldbaum.
Good God is set for release August 26.
Check out “Delroy Lindo” . The single was produced by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius, Surfer Blood) and showcases the band’s signature sound of brooding vocal hooks, clashing guitars and mournful strings.
Members: Scott Goldbaum (vocals/guitar) Mike Musselman (drums) Molly Rogers (viola/vocals/keys) Nick Chamian (bass/vocals)
Among Legends has been around since the beginning of 2015. They write pop-punk music that’s meant to push the conversation in a different direction. Pop-punk has a reputation for being immature and negative – especially towards women – and Among Legends is making music to combat those stereotypes. They don’t want to glorify dark points in their lives; they want to inspire growth, change, and forward movement. They also don’t want to vilify women for every instance of heartbreak; they want to promote inclusiveness and remind listeners that there’s always more than one way of looking at a relationship. They want thei songs to inspire self-confidence, to let listeners feel as though life is worth celebrating, that they themselves are worthwhile. and that every low point is just the opportunity to grow and build again.