Interview with Flannel Mouth

The rustic regions of the Tallgrass Prairies hold a myriad of veiled gems, and budding with roots along the Illinois River is Flannel Mouth, a four-piece rock ensemble with high aims in sight. Hailing from Glasford, a town only a thousand strong, Flannel Mouth has emerged as a vengeful small town boy with big city dreams, evidenced by their debut release, “Pull in Your Horns,” via SwitchBitch Records. The band released single, “Oh, Bastard” back in November 2013 and now have added a lyric video to their repertoire.

The Daily Slice had the chance to catch up with two members of Flannel Mouth, Luke and Zach, to discuss the band’s origins, “Oh, Bastard,” new music, future plans for the band, and more. Check it out below!

First introduce your self/selves and your role/roles in the band and your biggest musical influences.
Luke: I’m Luke I sing and play guitar. My biggest influences at the moment in time would probably be old gospel river otters and rock and roll xylophonists…It’s hard to really put a finger on what I like, but I like it, that’s for sure.
Zach: I’m Zach and I play guitar n’ stuff n’ sometimes sing. I would say most of my influence is in older music, jazz n’ such, and the something n’ such of today’s bands. Such as Mars Volta, Nucleus, Zappa, Cursive, Bright Eyes n’ all that jazz. Continue reading Interview with Flannel Mouth

SULENE to release “Holding Words Back,” announced exclusively via Under The Gun Review!

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unnamedSouth African born, Berklee (Boston, MA) trained and NYC based artist known as Sulene has unveiled her highly anticipated E.P. titled: ‘Holding Words Back’! Staying true to her influences of Paramore, The Dear Hunter, The Wonder Years, Radiohead and Muse, Sulene brings you a breath of fresh air in this 4 track, genre-defying EP. In celebration, she will be supporting the release with a live performance at Radio Bushwick in Brooklyn, NY on April 3rd with local NY staples, Sugar Bomb!, Tin Vulva and Shiksa. Join the event HERE. Continue reading SULENE to release “Holding Words Back,” announced exclusively via Under The Gun Review!

VANNA Enter Studio to Record New Album for Pure Noise Records

Boston’s melodic hardcore group, Vanna, have entered the studio to record their debut album for Pure Noise Records, and 5th full length, at the Machine Shop in New Jersey with Will Putney (Stay From The Path, Northlane, Miss May I & more) for their upcoming release due out this Summer.

“One of the things we love most about music is the freedom to try new things and mess around with new sounds and bring different elements into play. We’ve gotten to work with such amazing producers and engineers in the past. As we started looking towards our future and what we wanted to capture with a new record we started jamming some of out favorite sounding records of late and they all had one common denominator, Will Putney” says vocalist Davey Muise. Continue reading VANNA Enter Studio to Record New Album for Pure Noise Records

Album Review: Light the Avenue – If You Really Want to Know

a2347753950_2Light the Avenue are a five-piece pop punk band hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in late 2011, the band has gone on to release a three track self-titled EP in late 2012 and now their debut full length record, If You Really Want To Know.

The opening track on the EP ‘Letters’ is a one minute long intro which straight away shows what this band is about as it seamlessly fades into the second track ‘Tossing Bricks’. Bringing that modern pop-punk  vibe with its upbeat intro and angsty tone of the verse. By switching up the tempo of the song it keeps the song feeling fresh and far from repetitive which is more than enough to get you nodding your head. Continue reading Album Review: Light the Avenue – If You Really Want to Know