After one of the most respected punk-rock bands from New Jersey, The Gaslight Anthem, announced an indefinite hiatus back in 2015, their frontman Brian Fallon went on a mission to establish himself as a solo musician. Brian released his debut solo record Painkillers in March 2016, which became a success and received a lot of positive responses from his fans and music critics; and so he quickly took a solid place among his fellow Americana singer-songwriters. Almost two years have passed and not only we are now very close to the release of Brian’s new album Sleepwalkers (out on February 9th) but to amplify the buzz, The Gaslight Anthem have recently announced tour dates in the US, UK, Ireland and Europe to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The ’59 Sound record. It ought to be a great year for the fans of Brian and TGA.
When I first spoke to AKA George four years ago and saw him perform live in Brighton, I was extremely impressed with his boundless talents as well as the undying passion and energy he puts into the creation of his music and performing. Such talent is rare and for that reason major labels wanted to sign him, but, at the time he wasn’t ready and declined the offers. Instead, he went for a wise move – keep on evolving as an artist and improve his songwriting and performing skills. So for the past few years AKA George has been working hard and putting out music for his dedicated fans; music that’s original, creative and brilliant. His latest single Stone Cold Classic, a tune as cool and catchy as it can get, has become a huge hit and proves that AKA George is now more than ready to get signed and show the rest of the world what he’s capable of.
Here is our interview about his musical journey, creative process, performing, fans and plans for next year.
Canadian singer songwriter Jordan Klassen has recently released a new studio album Big Intruder and is currently on European/UK tour with Husky. There’s something very unique and compelling about Jordan’s sound. His delicate but intense folk pop melodies blend graciously with his vocals and Big Intruder is an authentic and interesting record with a story and musical artistry worth exploring.
Check out his latest video for the song Dominika below.
While on tour, Jordan took some time to answer a few questions about his new record and life on the road.
After completing the journey of portraying a charismatic vampire on popular TV series The Vampire Diaries, we can now solely talk about Michael Malarkey the writer and musician, who is releasing his debut album Mongrels on Friday September 8th via Cap on Cat Records.
One of MGMB’s favourite singer-songwriters and actors Michael Malarkey has unleashed a beautifully haunting new video for Mongrels – the title track from his upcoming debut album, out on September 8th via Cap On Cat Records.
The video wholly compliments the soul stirring mood and emotion expressed within the track and it clearly magnifies the excitement for Michael’s debut as well as the Mongrels UK tour this October.
Watch the video, check out the tour dates and get your tickets now!