Monthly Round Up
Hey Hey Folks! We're back again with another Monthly Round Up list of new bands we have been digging. There is some great young talent out there, so let Rock Is Dead filter down what's worth listening to.
1) Fade Awaays
Although this will be their inaugural appearance on our Monthly Round Up list, Fade Awaays have been mentioned briefly on Rock Is Dead before, when we reviewed their 2019 NXNE set. Although from Toronto, this garage rock band screams New York City. Everything from their look and sound, to their onstage demeanour, suggests they should be back at CBGB circa 1979. The band has seen good radio success in Canada with their hit "She Don't Know Why", and have recently released "As They Do" as their next single. Being a popular opening act choice for The Beaches, these dudes have a lot going for them recently. To see Fade Awaays live is nothing short of a good time. Their melodic yet simplistic songs always get the crowd singing and dancing, only adding to the crammed club vibe they give off. Check out Fade Awaays if you're into, Goodbye Honolulu, The Beaches or Ramones.
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2) Joyous Wolf
This hard rock blend of early 2000's rock, mixed in with a bit of the 80's, makes for one hell of a live band. Joyous Wolf brings in powerful vocals from front man Nick Reese, and impressively strong guitars from Blake Allard. Already popular on the US rock festival circuit, this band has also found incredible exposure thanks to tours with Slash and Deep Purple. Their debut album, Place In Time was met with great reviews and provides a good mix of rock tunes to please anyone listening to your playlist. Check out Joyous Wolf if you're into, Goodbye June, Reignwolf or Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.
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3) Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation
Clayton Bellamy, had previously found success with The Road Hammers, but now says he has finally found his groove with this new project. In his own words, their sound is a mix between Aerosmith, The Beatles, Otis Redding and The Allman Brothers, but here at Rock Is Dead, we believe his band is even more blues heavy than they like to admit (and we love it). Howling vocals, perfect harmonicas and slide guitars that'll give you goosebumps, Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation is everything we like to see in a rock n' roll band in 2019. Although they only have two singles out on Spotify, the band will be releasing their debut album this Friday, September 20th. Check out Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation if you're into Gary Clark Jr., The Black Keys or Greta Van Fleet.
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4) Hymn Villa
Dipping our toes into the indie world this week, Hymn Villa will bring out all your emotions with their modern take on indie rock music. Their debut track "B Minus", pairs soft vocals with an eclectic guitar track, that will seemingly take all your worries away. Guitarist Justin Manweiler, isn't afraid of using effects on their recordings which pivots their guitar sound into the unknown. With only one track on Spotify, keep an eye out for new releases in the future and live shows in and around the Toronto area. Check out Hymn Villa if you're into The 1975, St. Vincent or Valley.
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5) Ready The Prince
To conclude this month's round up, we're bringing you Ready the Prince. Another hard rock group from Toronto, this trio sounds like the perfect combination between heavy metal and grunge. Blazing, high pitched tonal guitars paired with the most perfect screeching vocals, you're not sure whether this band grew up idolizing Metallica or Nirvana. Check out Ready The Prince if you're into Liily, cleopatrick, or dubé.
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