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Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is refreshing, optimistic and modest. He grew up in Calgary, Canada- a cosmopolitan city known for it’s beautiful Rocky Mountain backdrop, an annual rodeo (The Calgary Stampede) and great bike paths. He spent most of his time as a child outdoors with his family camping, biking and hiking in the mountains.
Michael’s kind, approachable disposition gives way to an undeniable confidence onstage. This young man can break hearts playing solo with an acoustic guitar and loop pedal, and equally make venues soar with a full band. In Canada, Michael tours regularly from coast to coast.
Michael’s forthcoming debut US album was recorded in a little studio in Hollywood, California. The song “Man Overboard” was written while joking around and singing the verses to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire”. Inspiration for his music often comes to him at a lightning fast pace. “In Your Room” and “Love Is An Easy Thing To Miss” were written in about as long as it takes to sing them. Without any words written down, done from voice note recordings on his phone both songs were written in minutes. “Marvin’s Room’ by Drake inspired the guitar for ‘Love is an Easy Thing to Miss”. “In Your Room” was written at 10PM after a long day with not much flowing and many breaks. Thinking he was done for the day, he sat down one more time, started playing the guitar and making up the verses as he went along. Recorded the song that night, and went to bed.
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald “MBF” has a simple goal – to pursue his craft as honestly as possible – devoid of smoke and mirrors. Positively uplifting.
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The Nervous Wreckords
“Let Them All Talk” is the first national release from California’s The Nervous Wreckords (features Brian Karscig of LOUIS XIV).
Indie Pop is not a favorite description of the band, but with catchy guitar riffs, sass fueled lyrics, melodic choruses and beats that dance, it’s hard to not call it pop music. Recorded on all Neve and 60’s and 70’s gear and equipment in a home studio by Karscig, it can’t be called anything but independent. Flavors of T-Rex, Prince, and even some AC/DC appear in their sound, but with an approach that is uniquely their own.
Breakups, jealousy, beauty, and confidence, (with a healthy dose of sexual tension) is all rolled into an album that sounds like a party you should’ve been at.
In the 2 years since their formation, they’ve toured and played with The Killers, Cee-Lo Green, Brandon Flowers, Florence and the Machine, Death Cab for Cutie, the Naked and Famous, and many more.
Watch as they perform Let Them All Talk on a trolley!
Sometimes the most rewarding discoveries are the ones that take you completely by surprise. Foxes is one of those discoveries. Arriving unheralded with her Neon Gold Records’ debut ‘Youth’ late last year, it wasn’t long before the song’s resplendent synths, industrial percussion and by-turns-searing-and-soaring vocal were the talk of the town.
Foxes is in actual fact just one – Louisa Rose Allen. The Southampton-born 22 year-old followed her big sister to London the day she turned 18. She tried her hand at studying music but dropped out when she realised it wasn’t the studying part that she enjoyed. With ‘Youth’ (and its mournful b-side ‘Home’, and resulting remixes) having so far garnered over a million combined Soundcloud and YouTube plays, and 1,250 Hypemachine ‘likes’ between them, it’s unlikely she’ll be heading back to class anytime soon.
Now she returns with its eagerly awaited follow up, the Warrior EP, led by the dual-pronged attack of lead songs ‘Warrior’ and ‘White Coats’. Foxes will release the Warrior EP on 25 June via Neon Gold Records on 7-inch vinyl and digital EP.