Brandyn Bordeaux, who originally performed as the solo project H*Wood, is the MC whose dread-lock flailing, riveting performance style catapulted him to the Billboard Top 40 in 2010 with his song ‘Could it Be You (Punk Rock Chick)’. Bordeaux is the hip-hop vocalist responsible for bringing all of the musical pieces of the band together and now, utilizing the vision of six vibrant souls on one stage, H*Wood has grown into a live hip-hop/EDM fusion band with immense potential. Enjoy our interview with the members of H*Wood below.
The latest album release by Barbara Lusch (“Rock Me Sweet”) has been described as “a surprising and magnetic reinterpretation of some of the best loved rock anthems of the 1980s”. “Rock Me Sweet” was recorded at the legendary Capital Studios Studio and features Lusch reinterpreting and rearranging well-known releases of 80’s male rock icons such as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Bono on this project. The sessions feature an all-star cast, including Earl Rose, who arranged the music and conducted the orchestra, multiple Grammy Award winner Al Schmitt, pianist Michael Lang, bassist Hassan Jiffry, guitarist Larry Koonse, and drummer Harvey Mason. Says Barbara: “I wanted to do these songs my way, and bring out the vulnerability and emotional depth of the lyrics”. Enjoy the full interview with Barbara Lusch below.
I recently spoke with the Italian rock group iLLacrimo regarding their new self-titled debut EP (released via Resisto on January 28, 2015). The five songs that make up the album were recorded in Italy and then mixed in North London under the supervision of Matteo Cifelli of La Boutique Studio. Enjoy our interview with the Milan-based music group iLLacrimo below.
War Poets are back with their latest EP “Hot and Cold: American Relationships” (released by Rock The Cause Records, a non-profit label based in the band’s hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota). War Poets draw on the genres of of pop, rock, and Americana to achieve an aesthetic that is refined yet rootsy. We sat down with the band’s frontman Rex Haberman earlier this month; enjoy our interview with the band below.
Pop singer Phobez Apollo, a trained vocalist and dancer from Chicago, has recently released his debut single ‘Coming Back To You’, a song he describes as one with “a rage of electric passion and fury”. ‘Coming Back To You’ is currently available on iTunes and Spotify; we had the chance to chat with Phobez Apollo earlier this week. Enjoy our interview with him below.