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WEAK13 Feature - New Controversial Video 'Joke'

Controversial British independent band WEAK13 are gearing up later this year to release their very anticipated debut studio album which fans of the band have waited years for but now a new previously unannounced single has been released on iTunes with a music video to accompany it that could raise the bar for unsigned bands. The three piece grunge industrial band is led by Singer and guitarist Nick J.Townsend with Neel Parmar on Drums, and Wesley Smith on Bass Guitar. They band pride themselves on breaking rules, surrealism and honest raw music and for doing so have been described as 'badass' (Kerrang) and just to prove how different and weird they can be, Andrew W.K. said this about them, 'If aliens tried to make rock music, it might sound like this'! This statement applies not only to their sound but their music videos, as you can probably guess by now they are not ones to shy away in the face of adversity..quite rerfreshingly! The band have been known for their weir…

Bellusira - Interview

Australian alternative rock four piece, Bellusira are a hot new band to look out for, having released their debut album June last year titled 'Connection' which received positive press and earned them international attention. The band have been busy since, as recently signed with Stephanie Christie Management and Publicity as well as being co-managed by veteran rocker Will Hunt (Evanescence/Device) and are currently touring in the US for the first time. There's lots happening for them right now, so I asked bass player, Mark Dalbeth about being signed, the album, touring and what is to come for the band..


Firstly what does Bellusira mean and how did you come up with the name?

The name is a combination of two latin words which are Bellus (Beautiful) and Ira (Anger). Life is full of light and dark moments and that also comes through in our music. Our singer Crystal was the one that came up with the idea for the name.


To those who haven't yet been fortunate enough to hear y…

Adam Havick - Ordinary Man EP Review

Adam Havick from New York is a singer/songwriter who has been performing for almost a decade, inspired by the likes of Tom Petty, Elvis Costello and Billy Joel. This is Adam's fourth EP and along his musical endeavours found his band mates and musicans to work and help him to shape his unique and defining sound. The EP is boasting brilliant and witty artwork, that contains a warning of 'catchy tunes' and explains 'may have difficulty putting down' which only adds to the intrigue and charm before you have even listened..

Opening song, 'Let Me Let You' has an old bluesy feel with a modern edge and is charming and easy on the ears with smooth fun vocals. Although the arrangement is fairly simple its executed wonderfully. To add to the blues vibes it features a super slick impressive guitar solo by Douglas Charles Showalter which gives it more power as well as some great screamed vocals really embracing the genre and mood!

'Halfhearted Attempt' is extrem…

Issue 24 Of Stencil Magazine (31st March 2014)

 Check out the latest Stencil Magazine featuring loads of awesome interviews (see above!) and reviews - including my reviews of Architects, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Comeback Kid, Polar & More Than Life! Head to this link to check it all out: http://issuu.com/stencilmag/docs/issue24 Carina