Melanie Gardiner

Exclusive Song Premiere and Interview: ‘Blissful Ignorance,’ Ourlives

September 11, 2014

“It is a great feeling when something you pour your heart into gets noticed and people seem to really like it,” Jón Björn Árnason, one-half of Iceland’s Ourlives, says.

Chumped’s Endless Summer

September 2, 2014

As fall approaches, Brooklyn’s Chumped is offering the perfect song to complete any farewell-to-summer playlists.

Discovery: Field Mouse

July 23, 2014

For Rachel Browne and Andrew Futral of Field Mouse, seeing the release of their debut album Hold Still Life has been years in the making.

K.Flay and the Climb Upward

July 10, 2014

While she travels the country on a tour traditionally dedicated to punk bands, K.Flay’s debut studio album Life As A Dog sits at number 14 on Billboard’s Rap Albums Chart, in between Talib Kweli’s Gravitas and Rick Ross’ Mastermind.

Chuck Ragan’s Balancing Act

April 18, 2014

“It’s absolutely breathtaking, what I’m looking at right now,” Chuck Ragan says as he looks out his tour bus window en route from Spokane to Missoula. The singer-songwriter is on I-90, closing in on the next city of his spring tour.

Exclusive Song Premiere and Interview: ‘Push,’ Battle Lines

April 15, 2014

After playing their first shows outside of the U.K. last month at SXSW, Leeds-based Battle Lines are still riding high and hungry for more, with the release of their two-song 7-inch, Colonies, next on their agenda.

Discovery: Feathers

January 7, 2014

New York City native Anastasia Dimou was grabbing breakfast at Whole Foods when she received an email that her band Feathers was offered the opening slot for a leg of Depeche Mode’s European Tour.

Allison Weiss Looks At It Sideways

December 9, 2013

“I’ve always had one foot in the pop-punk world, and one foot in the alt-country/folk world,” says 26-year-old Allison Weiss, a singer-songwriter who just released her new album Sideways Sessions, a collection of songs re-recorded acoustically or rearranged altogether from her spring release Say What You Mean.