Thursday, July 9, 2020

Addiction and Awakening: Tommy Botz True Tale of Relapse and Recovery

Songwriter’s Stories of Near Death and Songs of Rebirth Inspire All
Tommy Botz is bringing his own personal struggle with alcoholism and its consequences to light in song, with the Country/Gospel album “Family and Friends”.

With much of today’s country music glamorizing cold beers and whiskey as the way to deal with pain, Tommy is instead using his music and lyrics to heal others - as music has healed him from the specter of substance abuse. Tommy’s uplifting take on things is a welcome departure for many stuck in the cycle.

From broken marriages to lost jobs, no car, and no license – Tommy can relate; living to drink and drinking to live became his routine.

Tommy’s battle with the bottle and the lives that he impacted is discussed on the lead single “Maggie”:


Singer Rose Marie, Tommy’s fiancé who has stood by his side for 30 years, sings on the powerful gospel song “He’s Coming Back”.


Botz has also penned “Teddy Bear”, a song written for a fellow inmate while locked up in an Ohio penitentiary as well as others.


Botz early interest in music led him to become the lead singer in two bands - The Chevells and The Caesars 5 – who won an RCA recording contract in a Battle of the Bands. But his early interest in alcohol led him down the road to dependence. After the loss of their guitar player and their record contract being pulled, the band stalled but Botz’s drinking problems progressed, ultimately landing him behind bars. Soon, Jail and misery became a way of life.

Since finishing his incarceration, Tommy has been off the streets for good; sober for over 16 years and living quietly at The Ed Keating Center, a halfway house in Ohio - after having “crawled through the doors” on May 3rd, 2004 as a “homeless drunk with nowhere to go”.

With several years of sobriety and working under his belt - he made the decision to go for his dream and finally record some of the over 200+ songs he had written over the years, six of which became the album “Family & Friends”.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

"The Draw" by WALLA

Featuring "The Draw" by WALLA

"The Draw" is a hopeful anthem for turbulent times,” said the band. “It is about loss and acceptance. When you’re dealt a bad hand in life… your choices are to be brought down by the situation, or to carry on. These are the moments where you feel like a stranger, even to yourself.”

WALLA have steadily grown their fanbase with performances at storied venues like The Satellite and Troubadour while making a serious impact online with over 33 million Spotify streams to date. Essential tastemakers ranging from MTV Buzzworthy to Hilly Dilly and Spotify’s New Music Friday have shown support for the band as well, not to mention a string of HypeM blogs that led to a #1 slot on the site’s popular chart.

WALLA continues to explore new directions sonically and visually. The band continues to re-invent themselves as they explore lo-fi, vintage sounds with introspective lyrics.

Ian Charlie, Alessio Balsemin, Mauricio Carcamo and Johnny Cisneros together are WALLA. “We feel like releasing it now would mean a lot to our fans given the current events. We will be releasing a home made, quarantine inspired music video for our fans as well as potentially touring when quarantine is lifted.” Written by CHF STAFF

Monday, May 4, 2020

"Same Song" by Beck Pete

Featuring "Same Song" by Beck Pete

Beck Pete is an artist who brings a staggering amount of emotion, authenticity, and talent to every performance. It doesn’t matter if she is doing a full set, acoustic, or anything in between her story telling is sure to hook you in. With vocals that make people’s skin goosebump and a level of passion that demands attention. Beck Pete is definitely somebody you should have on your playlists.

Monday, April 27, 2020

"Kick Drum" by Holander

Featuring "Kick Drum" by Holander

LA's glitter grunge princess embodies the bright lights and buzzing energy of a city after dark. She’s garnered a reputation for interweaving evocative stories with raw emotions against the backdrop of edgy, earworm pop melodies.

Holander explores the corners of indie-pop by masterfully knitting together brat, brooding, electro, dance and alternative pop. Embracing vulnerability as empowerment, the 22-year-old runs the emotional gamut from pettiness to passionate and carefree to heart-wrenching across a never- ending non-stop bop.

You’ll immediately fall under the trance of this pink- wrapped princess as soon as she hits the stage and transports you to her pink paradise.

Monday, April 20, 2020

"Shoulder To Shoulder" by Wolves

Featured song "Shoulder To Shoulder" by Wolves.

Meet WOLVES, a Los Angeles based duo that is breaking barriers and pushing the boundaries of modern music with their infectious blend of genres. Consisting of songwriters Marc Avery and Sean Carney, the two have created their own unique Pop Alternative sound, coining it “Surf Trap” and have had their music used by Chevrolet and featured in Huffington Post.

Although WOLVES were born in 2016, neither are puppies to the trials and tribulations of life. Its’s very hard to miss the cold Chicago streets in Marc’s voice, echoed by Sean’s soul melting guitar riffs, heard on their latest EP “Say The Word” . London’s pop publication 1883 Magazine observed the EP’s, “…infectious melodies will quite literally leave you howling with joy”.

“We wondered what it would be like if we took all these different influences we loved—artists like Janelle Monae, Post Malone, Coldplay—and rolled them all into one band today,” Marc muses. Their eclectic influences proved to be inspirational, as heard on their debut single “Animal” and most currently “Say The Word”.

Having already earned top spots on the Billboard charts and heavy rotation on Sirius XM Hits 1, the duo hopes to inspire audiences across the globe and increase their evolution as artists and creators. They have another EP due this fall, collaborating with mega producer KAIRO, titled “DYNAMIC” that will no doubt continue to press the envelope of the forever changing musical landscape.

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA the EP will be released via United Masters by Offstream Music Group and WOLVES Music LLC.

Monday, April 13, 2020

"If You Want To" by BEABADOOBEE

Featuring "If You Want To" by BEABADOOBEE

Beatrice Kristi Laus (born 3 June 2000), also known as Bea Kristi or professionally as beabadoobee (/biːbəduːbiːˈ/), is a Filipino-British indie singer-songwriter. Since 2018, she has released 5 extended plays under Dirty Hit, and has supported The 1975 on both their Music for Cars Tour and their Notes on a Conditional Form Tour in 2020. As of March 2020, Beabadoobee has over 300 million accumulative streams on Spotify. She was nominated for the Rising Star Award at the 2020 Brit Awards, and was predicted as a breakthrough act for 2020 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2020.

In February 2020, Kristi performed at the 2020 NME Awards after winning the Radar Award. She supported labelmates The 1975 on the UK leg of their Music for Cars Tour in February 2020, as well as their Notes on a Conditional Form tour of North America in April 2020. In April 2020, the song "Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)" entered the Top 5 in United Kingdom, New Zealand as well as Australia, where it was certified Platinum. Kristi wrote on Instagram that she would be releasing an album this year.

Monday, April 6, 2020

"You Got Left Behind" by Jaguar Jonze

Featuring "You Got Left Behind" by Jaguar Jonze

Jaguar Jonze is Deena Lynch, Australian singer/songwriter, producer and multimedia artist who crafts songs of melancholic beauty woven with gun slinging guitar lines and a strikingly rich, yet intimate voice. Born in Japan to a Taiwanese mother and Australian father, Jonze is as eclectic as her cultural upbringing oozing influences by the likes of Portishead, The Last Shadow Puppets, Nick Cave and Angel Olsen. Jaguar Jonze and its adjacent projects, the narrative illustration project Spectator Jonze and the gender-subverting photography project Dusky Jonze are powerful ways in which Deena processes her most intimate vulnerabilities while empowering others to do the same. Straddling the worlds of music, art and fashion, Jaguar Jonze has been profiled in Style Magazine, spotlighted in the Converse // Vice Artist Collaboration, featured in Fashion Journal, covered by NME, and had her songs supported by FLAUNT, The Line of Best Fit, Cool Accidents and more. Signed to Nettwerk Records, the enigmatic yet vulnerable songwriter delivers defiant ferocity through smoky vocals that shift between fragile and forceful on her debut EP Diamonds & Liquid Gold.

For Fans Of: Japanese Breakfast, Courtney Barnett, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Jack River, CLEWS, Charlie Collins, Tia Gostelow, Ali Barter, I Know Leopard, WAAX, Holy Holy, Methyl Ethel, Thelma Plum, Angie McMahon, Polish Club, The Last Shadow Puppets, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Rina Sawayama

"Your Light" by The Big Moon

Featuring "Your Light" by The Big Moon

The Big Moon are a London four-piece band formed in 2014 by Juliette Jackson. Their debut album, Love in the 4th Dimension, was released on 6 April 2017, containing a number of singles previously released on their EP, The Road. The album was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2017. The band is signed to Fiction Records and have toured internationally. They supported the Pixies on their 2019 UK tour.

The band gained exposure as they went in a co-headline tour in October 2015 with fellow London bands VANT and Inheaven. Following that tour, they supported artists The Maccabees, Ezra Furman and The Vaccines. In 2016, the band signed to Fiction Records. In March, they release their debut EP, The Road. Later in March, 29 they released the single "Cupid". In August 2016, the group released a cover version of Madonna's "Beautiful Stranger".

On 16 December 2016, the band announced their debut album Love in the 4th Dimension, and released new lead single "Formidable".

They were play-listed by BBC Radio 1 in July 2016.

The Big Moon played on Marika Hackman's second album, I'm Not Your Man, released in June 2017.

On 26 February 2020, the band were announced as the Official Record Store Day Ambassadors of 2020.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"Just to Forget" by Claud

Featuring "Just to Forget" by Claud now streaming on
KGUPFM Emerge Radio 📻.

Claud (fka Toast) is the solo project of Claud Mintz. Standing at 5 feet tall with turquoise hair (hair color subject to change), Claud enjoys late night snacks and going to the movies with their friends. In 2018 they released their debut EP inspired by dorm room mac n cheese, dreamy synths and a janky microphone. In the last few months you may have caught Claud on tour with The Neighbourhood, girl in red, Bleachers, or girlpool. You may have also caught them bopping around the streets of New York, usually with a warm beverage in hand. Come back soon for new music :)

Monday, March 23, 2020

Ero Seagull perfects the art of story telling with Evolution EP

There is a buzz happening in the music scene and no, it's not talk of Covid-19. People are talking about Greek/Canadian Alternative Hip Hop Artist, Ero Seagull. All Indie Magazine was compelled to investigate further and look this artist up and what we found was a pleasantly surprising gem.

Ero Seagull has been quietly getting attention from many respected music industry folks and we decided to listen to her new EP Evolution on Spotify to check her out for ourselves. What we found was a twist of Rock, Hip Hop, EDM, combined with her ability to tell a great story.

The Greek/Canadian artist’s vibrant debut EP through EMI Universal seemed to announce a star in the making, and they are correct. The new EP, sounds newly refreshed and self-reliant in comparison to her peers of similar genres. Seagull prefers not to be pegged down by single genre labels, but to be known for her art and her lyrics. These lyrics, especially in her latest single, "What's in a Romeo feat. Leon Rhymes" give us a small glimpse of her music style, but to truly grasp Ero Seagull, you need to listen to all her music from beginning to end. In Ero's latest single, she collaborates with Hip Hop artist, Leon Rhymes. From the start, the track will have you rock'n to the guitar and beat to the story of Romeo and Juliet, "The night's for Juliet, when I unfold my love". Lyrics like this line grab you and make you want to listen to more. The song continues, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose, I heard you say, What's in a Romeo?" Did we mention Ero's great story telling ability? This is what attracted us the most.

Another track we couldn't turn away from is, "The Gospel". "The Gospel" is a strong message about the real story of Jesus' resurrection and the widely misunderstood story surrounding his sacrifice. The track starts off with dissonant cords and sound effects, then suddenly the beat drops and Ero comes in to tell us the true story of Christ. The best part of the song is how the story is told, "...I had to descend because I felt desire". Ero tells the story from the perspective of Jesus himself as if we are being told the true accounts of his life on Earth, "There’s no need to cry, The miracle’s coming". It's the sort of song, you have to hear again and again to get and understand its entire message.

Ero's ability to both sing and rap, along with her Greek/Canadian accent, makes her incomparable to anyone, yet she is still familiar. Some might bound to bring up Nicki Minaj and Mr. B comparisons. But where Ero’s lyrics are often devoted to her singular place in the spotlight, Ero Seagull’s are more illustrative of great story telling, whether it’s moments of history or lovers lying in bed. Ero's tracks also stands as a showcase of her knack for telling stories in the most creative ways, none better than the line, “...Then she proposed, said she wouldn't change me for the world, she's fucking death proof - Death Proof”

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