Justin Furstenfeld: “I found a higher power”

Last week, Blue October’s main man Justin Furstenfeld brought a very special, intimate event called an Open Book Tour to three UK cities, performing songs from his latest record Songs From An Open Book, which features 12 breathtaking acoustic tracks such as Black Orchid, Hate Me or Fear, followed by emotional and inspiring stories behind these songs. The band have also been promoting their latest single Fear (Phil Tan Radio Mix), and its official video will premier on Tuesday, October 28 on VH1.com. Justin kindly showed me the video, which was made on Santa Monica beach and I can assure each and every blue fan, that it’s pretty extraordinary and definitely something to look forward to.

Before his show in London, I got to sit down with Justin once again, and we discussed the meaning behind the Open Book Tour and Fear, and we also talked about the band’s upcoming documentary & live CD/DVD, how much the blue family inspires him and much more.

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Interview / The Griswolds

Sydney based indie four-piece The Griswolds are the kings of catchy. Their infectious and cheerful sound forces you to turn on the good mood switch and dance away while singing along to the fun lyrics. All in all, the right music for an awesome party!

The guys are currently charming the crowds all over the US with an aim to promote their upcoming debut album Be Impressive, which is set for release this month. I caught up with the band’s singer/guitarist Chris to discuss the tour as well as the new record, latest video for Beware The Dog and plans for coming back to the UK. Yay!

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Interview / Matrimony

MGMB is pleased to present you North Carolina based family band Matrimony who master anthems packed with strong, uplifting melodies and perfect sing-along lyrics. Their sound not only flows with great vibes and energy, but also a real family connection that clearly mirrors in their music. Having recently released their debut record Montibello Memories via Columbia Records, they’ve been on the road ever since and are currently on their first headline tour across America.

You can find out loads more about Matrimony in our following interview with singer Jimmy.

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Ones To Watch – Interview / Dirty Thrills

Blues rock devils Dirty Thrills live up to their name without a doubt. Staggering guitars, solid drum beats and vocals made for a pure rock’n’roll are the main selling points of the London based four-piece. If you like your rock raw, sexy and exciting, then look no further as Dirty Thrills tick all the right boxes. The guys are set to release their self titled debut through Pledge Music and I caught up with them to find out about the recording, pledging, their favourite music growing up and so on.

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