The 2014 fall taping schedule was surreal. We worked with so many classy bands and we cannot wait to put the music out there for you to hear and see. Be on the lookout for Season 3 as it is coming to WBGU-TV in February. Check local listings for exact schedule.
Nothing says “bring on the weekend!” like another super charged set on Brody Ramone’s Dirty Glitter! We know good music is hard to find, so if you dig the bands featured this week make sure to click that little like button and share/tweet it with your friends 😉
Nightmare & the Cat- “Sarah Beth”
Here’s yet another rock and roll case of the power of progeny. Sam and Django Stewart from LA five-piece Nightmare & the Cat happen to be the offspring of the Eurythmics Dave Stewart and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama. Now where lineage can provide a leg up in the music industry, at the end of the day the music’s got to stand up for itself and here it does. Formed in 2010, the band- which includes Scotty Henson, Claire Acey and Spike Phillips- has been making themselves known around Los Angeles with their sultry, polished yet rocking sound that draws on many influences from Soul to Brit pop to Blues to indie rock. They recently signed to Capitol Records based on the strength of their 2011 self-titled EP and their fantastic live performances so you’d better believe that Nightmare & the Cat are a band on the rise and worth keeping an eye on. From that EP, this is “Sarah Beth.”
The Veils- “Through The Deep Dark Wood”
The Veils is one of those bands who is chronically underrated while simultaneously and almost universally praised for what they do and how well they do it. Fronted by the charismatic Finn Andrews (and his preacher’s hat) who is often likened to a younger, slightly less mercurial Nick Drake, they are a five-piece from London who’ve been around since 2001 and trade in walking a line of bleak romanticism with great guitar work making it a lot less bleak and evocative live shows that tend grab and hold; sometimes chaotic but they always draw you in emotionally.Their fourth studio album, Time Stays, We Go comes out April 23rd and they’re already on the road supporting it. The more intimate the venue, the better and if you can catch the Veils in such a place, do it.
The Ten Thousand- “I Know”
Now here we have a band (yes, yet another quintet) that is just overflowing with musical confidence and ability: the Ten Thousand. Kevin Daye, Dylan Robin, Garrett Harney, Satoru Yamamoto and Nathan Kersey-Wilson; five guys out of Los Angeles who truly bring a sense of unbridled urgency and solid musicianship to their game. Now this track, “I Know” is the ballad of the bunch and doesn’t represent the whole of who the Ten Thousand are, but High Voltage selecting it to play was intentional because it shows off their fluidity and grasp of there being much more to rock and roll than just the wonderfully rough, indie punk edges and balls to the wall energy…which they have down pat on songs like “City of Angels,” “Fight Inertia” and Juneteenth” all of which are on their Nobody Gets Hurt EP which you definitely want, so go to their website and download it for FREE.