High Voltage bands for 12.20.12
I decided to give a little holiday cheer this year and give you a double dose of High Voltage during my 12.20.12 show. There were a total of five bands and artists featured during the segment. If you like the tunes be sure to like and recommend this post, because in the end, sharing is caring kids!
This band is a manifestation of pure expression. With heart wrenching emtion and epic choruses their sound can captivate a listener from the first note to the last. With energy and emotion, Makeshift Prodigy takes the listener to another state of mind by creating music that is not just what everyone else is doing, but what comes from the soul of the musicians to the soul of the listener. Their explosive choruses and laid back, smooth flowing, melodic vocal style make for an intensely beautiful, energetic, and memorable live experience that the listener can take home with them to embrace the powerful message this band has to give.
Check out the video for the official audio of Chasing Daylight.
Another band featured for this week’s ultra sexy High Voltage during Dirty Glitter was Foxy Shazam. Not only is the band name hella fun to say, but they are hella fun to listen to! Their music is an unhinged maniacal mix of piano, guitar, howling vocals, double kick drum percussion and rock and roll theatrics. In 2012 the rockers released their 4th album, The Church of Rock and Roll. Click HERE to see the title track from that album!
This British indie rock ad new wave band originally formed in Birmingham in 2004 and moved to Brooklyn, NY once they were signed to a US label. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Ellie Innocenti, programmer, producer, and guitarist Kris Kovacs, bassist Robbie G, and drummer Stevie Palmer. Their first full length album, Broken Sleeping Patterns, was released in 2008, which contained the song ‘Sleep Is Impossible’ that was featured in the ’08 video game, grand Theft Auto IV. Their second full length album, ‘You Are the Night’ was released in 2010 n Vel Records. They recently released three new songs to their fans for FREE via sites such as Spinner which had been recorded in San Francisco by Gorllaz and Kasabian producer Dan the Automator.
Check out the official video for OMFG
Hugo is an English singer/songwriter but spent most of his childhood and early adulthood in Thailand where he acted in several Thai soap operas before forming his first band, Siplor. After releasing four albums with the group, Hugo moved to London in search of a solo career. Now operating under his forename he co-wrote the song “Disappear” for Beyonce’s best selling 2008 album, I am…Sasha Fierce and earned a spot on her husbands record label as a result. Hugo then paid tribute to Roc Nation founder, JayZ by recording a thumping folksy cover of 99 Problems which was featured in the 2000 film, No Strings Attached. One year later, Old Tyme Religion officially introduced Hugo to the western world with a mix of pop, rock, and soul.
Get social with Hugo on Twitter
Listen to Hurt Makes It Beautiful
How To Dress Well
Tom Krell makes ghostly lo fi R&B under the monkier How To Dress Well, a name he stumbled upon and adopted as his own in a Minneapolis bookstore in 2004. Krell blended his childhood love of R&B and the abstract noise of Black Dice, filtering it all through lo fi recording techniques. He released the first How To Dress Well EP, The Eternal Love, in Oct 09 as a free download via his blog and more EP’s followed at the rate of about one per month through April ’10. Krell signed to Lefse Records which released his official single, ready For The World in July ’10 and How To Dress Wells debut album, Love Remains that October. Two years later Krell returned with Total Loss- a more straight forward and recorded aset of songs inspired by trying to be positive in the face of adversity.
Listen to the ultra groovy track, & It Was You by clicking HERE
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