Gothic Tropic

 

Guitar-driven, indie-pop finds a home in Los Angeles with the band, Gothic Tropic. The project’s leader, Cecilia Della Peruti, rips between drum pads and synths and her chiming clean guitar tones, layered with dreamy reverb, giving her songs a dynamic full sound. Since Gothic Tropic’s 2017 debut release record titled, Fast or Feast, Cecilia has also been playing internationally as a guitarist with the artist, Beck. Check out the post-apocalyptic music video for “Your Soul” above and keep your eyes peeled for new music in 2019.

Gothic Tropic Cecilia uses Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Guitar Strings.

Listen to top tracks by Gothic Tropic below and add them to your playlist today.

Nikki Lane

 

Somewhere between modern indie pop and reinvented 1960’s country style, sits Nikki Lane. Lane went from Los Angeles fashion designer, to New Yorker, and ultimately landed in Nashville. What once was a form of self-therapy, songwriting has turned into a burning passion that found Nikki creating a unique sound, mixing southern twang, orchestral arrangements and modern pop rock chorus. Her latest record, Highway Queen, demonstrates the wide variety in her songwriting arsenal. Watch the video for her single “Jackpot” above which has all the attitude and imagery of winning big in a casino.

Nikki Lane plays Ernie Ball Paradigm Regulars, Hybrid Bass Flatwounds, Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Strings.

Listen to Nikki Lane below and add her to your Spotify playlist.

Plague Vendor

 

In case you slept on Bloodsweat, let us do you a favor and introduce you to California punk band, Plague Vendor. The band combines driving gritty bass, sharp guitar riffs, and Iggy Pop style vocals with an attitude. In 2014, the band signed to Epitaph Records for their debut album titled, Free To Eat, working with engineer/producer Stuart Sikes (Catpower, Modest Mouse, the Walkmen), which was later followed up by Bloodsweat. The band has released two new singles in 2018 titled “I Only Speak In Friction” and “Locomotive”, which you can watch the video for above.

Plague Vendor use Ernie Ball Regular Slinky and Regular Bass Slinky.

Stay up with Plague Vendor’s top tracks and add them to your mix today.

George Ezra

 

Sometimes people are just magnets for good vibes that make you smile, and Bristol-based George Ezra does just that with his infectious nature.

At the age of only 19, George Ezra’s first soulful classic folk single, “Budapest” charted on Billboard and the UK Charts. Ezra found himself supporting Sam Smith on his 2015 tour, and later making his first American television debut on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Now Ezra’s is on his sophomore release, Staying At Tamera’s, which features the single above, “Shotgun.” It’s hard to watch the video and not smile as George Ezra recites lyrics as his environments change, accompanied by horns and an upbeat chorus.

George Ezra uses Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky, Power Slinky, and Baritone Guitar Strings

Listen to George Ezra’s infectiously catchy songs below and add them to your playlist today.

Gojira

 

Highly influential french quartet Gojira came onto the scene in an obscure way, self-recording their initial releases, and making major waves in their genre. They are known for their unpredictable blend of death, thrash, progressive, groove, and sometimes math metal, which has made them a constant influence over technical metal bands. After several LP’s and tours, Gojira inked a deal with label Roadrunner Records for the release of L’Enfant Sauvage (The Wild Child ), opening them to a wider audience and reaching the Top 40 in American, Canadian, Swedish and French Charts. In June of 2018, the band released footage from a live session recorded at Silver Cord studios in New York, which garnered millions of views as the band performed “Global Warming” for the first time since the recording of it off their 2004 record Mars To Sirius. Check out the video above.

Gojira rip with Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom, Regular Slinky, and Custom Gauge 10-56 Individual Strings.

Add Gojira to your playlist below and take a listen to their top tracks.

 

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