Stand Up Stacy is the alternative rock hope from Munich. Known for their explosive live shows and an overwhelming melodic sound, they take the typical punk rock sound of blink-182 or Sum 41 to a new level. They found a way to bring the sound of the great rock bands of the 2000s to the present day by mixing intoxicating choruses with interesting influences and harmonies. After two EPs since 2016, Stand Up Stacy released their first album “The Magnificent You” in spring 2020.
Sweet Needles is a heavy rock band from Paris. The stage is their place to be : they put a powerfull and honest show where power rock, heavy riffs and melo-dies crosses creating their own sound and musical style.
Formed in 2012, Sweet Needles is the result of several years of friendship between the five members. Created by the twins Arthur and Oscar , quicly followed by their childhood friends Simon & Paul. Then, the 4 boys met their drummer Hippolyte at a local live show. The band releases its first demo «Opus 33» in 2014 in a sleaze / glam rock style. Sweet Needles then changes its line-up in 2016 and welcome its new bass player, Arthur who will strenghten the band’s bounds and its creativity.
Sweet Needles goes back in the studio to record a new EP, «Broken Bones», in a more hard rock / heavy metal style. Their single ‘Failed’ recorded at the end of 2016 in Junior Rodriguez’s home studio. his single shows the band’s willingness to explore different musical kind of music. The quintet is always looking for renewing itself. After numerous live shows and having a solid fanbase in Paris, the band leaves the city to defend its EP around France and crosses borders to play in Belgium, England and Switzerland. In February 2019, they win the contest organized by Deezer, OUIFM, Rock Hard, MyRock & Gerard Drouot Productions and open for the famous american band POP EVIL in Paris. Then, Sweet Needles also wins the contest to play at the Raismes Festival along-side artists like Glenn Hughes, H.E.A.T, Phill Campbell etc. Sweet Needles is now working on the release of its first album planned for the end of 2021, recorded in the studios of french Bertrand & Eric Poncet from the band Chunk! No Captain Chunk! No Captain Chunk! Their 4 singles (Be Bop, Egotrip, Another Land and Better late than never) gives us a taste of this album : a style at the crossroads of rock’n’roll and metal, a hard rock from their generation. The band is promising a various and punchy album, bringing a breath of fresh air and a future to hard rock music without necessarily trying to fit in a box.
The retro rock band Doctor Victor, known mainly for their energetic live performances and uncompromised rock sound, are currently celebrating the achievement of their front man Vojta Bureš, aka Victor, who made it through to the finals of the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He succeeded with his song Can’t Stop Rock’n’Roll, on which he recorded all of the instruments, vocals, and which he also produced and mixed by himself. Watch a video of Victor recording Can’t Stop Rock’n’Roll HERE
This multi-genre competition, which is entered by thousands of songwriters from around the world each year, aims to pass on the legacy of John Lennon and support up-and-coming songwriters. It was founded in 1997 and its doors are open to both professional musicians and amateurs. The contestants compete in 12 categories according to genre and the judges include, among others, singer Fergie, music legends George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Sheila E and legendary bass guitarist Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers. It was them who sent Vojta Bureš to the finals with his song Can’t Stop Rock’n’Roll.
“Where have all the riffs gone ?! Look no further than Doctor Victor from Prague and their John Lennon Songwriting Contest winning entry “Can’t Stop R’n’R.” This song is the embodiment of unapologetic rock & roll and most importantly brings together a refreshing combination of raw energy, noise and songwriting. ” Matthew Reich – Vice President, Tours and US Tours and Promotions, John Lennon Songwriting Contest
The entry fees of the contestants are also used to finance the educational John Lennon bus, which houses a mobile recording studio. Therefore, the competition benefits not only its winners, but also children from the United Kingdom, who have the opportunity of learning to record music and create video clips and documentaries as part of their school classes. The band Doctor Victor, who are active performers, were chosen to support the legendary AC / DC during their concert in the Czech Republic. On top of that, the energetic trio has toured the United States once and the United Kingdom twice and boasts collaborations with bass guitarist Ida Nielsen and Nazareth singer Dan McCafferty, with whom they recorded his third studio album. To this date, however, they have only released one album of their own. It bears the fitting name 1st Prescription and is available only electronically on the band’s official website. Victor is also a recipient of the prestigious Berklee College of Music scholarship and runs the musical school Doctor Victor Academy, where he also teaches.
With her song “ Without A Trace “ landed THE NEW ROSES on the US cult biker TV series “Sons Of Anarchy” and thus also delivered the song for the “ Sons Of Anarchy “Trailer campaign in Germany.
After intensive touring in recent years, belong THE NEW ROSES In 2019 one of the very few new rock bands from Germany who have managed to position themselves internationally. So stood THE NEW ROSES over 300 times on the club and festival stages all over Europe. The highlights are definitely the shows at HELLFEST (FR), SWEDEN ROCK (SE), MASTERS OF ROCK (CZ), HARDROCK HELL (UK); WINTERSTORM (UK), the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FESTIVAL.
Started in November 2018 THE NEW ROSES their first US live activities. As the first German band ever THE NEW ROSES from KISS management to THE KISS CRUISE that led from Florida to the Bahamas.
THE NEW ROSES stand for authentic “working class rock music” that puts the song and the connection to the audience at the center of their work. Through various influences from classic and hard rock to country and blues, this independent sound is created, which makes it clear: This is what stadium rock sounds like today! “
With her two albums “DEAD MAN`S VOICE” (2016) and “ ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD “ (2017) placed THE NEW ROSES in the top 20 of the German album charts and received top reviews in the rock press internationally.
The three singles were released with over 6000 plays “Life Ain`t Easy “, “Every Wild Heart” and “One More For The Road “Has been a long-running hit on German rock radios since August 2017 and is now a permanent fixture on local rock broadcasters.
In the late summer of 2019 the new album will be launched internationally via Napalm Records, accompanied by an extensive European tour.
It was the change to German-language music that made the Hamburg band Odeville more accessible. Without giving up the desire for unconventional song structures.
The band’s penultimate album – “Phoenix” – then turned out to be an ingratiating courtesy to the hottest work to date. And made many new fans curious. Over all the past years and records, Odeville have proven again and again what they are ultimately about: repositioning themselves again and again and producing great music with great elegance and unbridled ambition – regardless of all expectations, drawers and already reached fan circles. And then came “Rom” – a strong album on which a lot was completely different and new. Not only for the band itself, but also generally within the German-language rock music scene.
Now the band is currently working on the groundbreaking new album in various studios under the direction of Arne Neurand (Donots, … Trail of Dead, Revolverheld). Does this come full circle? Are completely new doors opening? Who knows … at Odeville a lot, if not everything, is possible!
Marco Mendoza, the acclaimed bassist of The Dead Daisies, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake, will embark on a European spring tour in May 2020. Marco Mendoza has a musical background that is shaped by his Mexican heritage. At a young age, his grandmother in Tijuana, Mexico, led him through his steps on the piano before turning to the guitar. After joining local bands in the Los Angeles scene at a young age, his first break was not due to come until 1989, when former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward recruited him as part of his solo band. This should be his springboard to play with some of the greatest bands and musicians in the rock world, including John Syke’s Blue Murder, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent and Whitesnake, to name a few. With his savvy and highly sought-after skills as bassist and singer, he was also a guest musician and session player with Tommy Shaw (Styx), David Coverdale (Whitesnake), Dolores O’Riordan (Cranberries) and Neal Schon (Journey).
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