Starveya - Billie Jo - Mags On Earth - This Frontier Needs Heroes - Carmanah

Starveya are a Los Angeles-based psychedelic indie rock band who have just released 'Let You In' and it's a well cultivated, melodic and soothing piece. ==== Billie Jo has a new single entitled 'Simpler Way Of Life' where crafted country music is well matched with Billie Jo's passionately delivered vocals. ==== Mags On Earth appeared here a couple of times last year and makes a welcome return with 'The Good Man In Town' which is another "inventive and alluring song" to quote our previous description. ==== This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of Brad Lauretti and 'Go With The Flow' is the title track for his fifth album and it's something of a genre defying but nonetheless hook filled song that could loosely fall under the Americana umbrella.  ==== As stated before we don't often feature cover versions however Carmanah have just released their take on the classic 'Bang Bang' and as they have already impressed us a lot this year, it's no surprise that this really is a fabulous new version.


Starveya - Let You In.

Los Angeles-based psychedelic indie rock outfit Starveya return with heady ambient vibrations laced with post-Summer melancholy on new single "Let You In".

The new release is described by the band as "Sort of an anti love song, it is loosely about love and relationships. Not so much about a love lost as it is about a love that never was. Or never was what you thought it to be or dreamt it to be."

Starveya is currently in the studio working on their upcoming full-length album Abandon All Muses, which is slated for a 2021 release.

"I never felt this way before but my dreams were so much more"...

"When we are young, love is a concept we don't fully understand and is often driven by impulses, physical attraction, ego and other things that are not conducive to a lasting relationship. So as we get older and mature, we can grow apart from a person because the relationship you had with that person was not built on a secure foundation."

"couldnt tell a soul; what lies within but somehow i can only let you in" refers to the fear of opening up to someone and never fully being able to let them truly know you but somehow still letting that person into your life and becoming a part of your story for such a significant amount of time."

"so i walk this endless land, leave my footprints in the sand until I return again".


Billie Jo - Simpler Way Of Life.

A proud native of Texas, Billie Jo is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist blending traditional country vocals with honest songs. Billie Jo is well on her way of establishing herself as one of Texas country’s upcoming artists to watch. 

She has won numerous singing competitions and continues to make a name for herself. In 2013, she won the John Ritter Tribute Showcase put on by the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Her accomplishments have led her to open for legendary acts such as Ray Price, The Oakridge Boys, Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Bruce Robison, Roger Creager, Chris Colston, Randall King, The Powell Brothers and many more. 

Most recently she was featured on “Real Country” tv show where she filmed for a month in Nashville and was hand picked by Shania Twain to compete on her team. She made top 14 on that show. She has also been on The Voice and American Idol. She has 2 current singles out and getting ready to release a new hit!


Mags On Earth - The Good Man In Town.

The new single ‘The Good Man In Town’  is the first song and video to be shared from the upcoming debut album 'For What Began by Putney Bridge’ (out October 16th), a visual album about journey of coming to terms with the loss of a relationship.

Following her visual EP last year, Mags has again self-produced all videos for this album, which will be dropped on her channel in the coming couple of weeks, before the full album is made available.

Produced by good friend and long time collaborator producer Jose Manuel Cubides, who also produced the previous EP ‘Girl in the City’.

‘The Good Man in Town’ is a song about coping with being left by acknowledging the idealisation of that person.


This Frontier Needs Heroes - Go With The Flow.

“Go With the Flow” is the 5th full-length album from singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti. This new collection of songs was written mostly in Nashville, TN, and in various cities across Europe. After his last album “Real Job” was released Brad toured across Europe and Canada by himself, moved to Nashville, and finished writing the songs for this album from a beautiful balcony in Barcelona.

This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti, who in various forms and lineup changes, has spent the past 10 years playing shows all over the world. One night with Brad will run the gamut of all human emotions from humor, hedonism, activism to heartbreaking sadness. From Folk-Rock anthems to indie folk, flares of psychedelic, alt-country, to straight-up storytelling you get it all in one song. Influenced by songwriters like John Prine, Billy Bragg, Kris Kristofferson, and Townes Van Zandt his timeless songs mix love, humor, and protest seamlessly to get you through the tough times.

Originally from Brooklyn, NY with stints in Nashville and Florida, Brad has performed at Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International, Nordic Folk Alliance, Live at Heart, Magnolia Festival, Hickey Fest, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, End of the Road (UK), Reeperbahn, Incubate, Athfest, Sing Out Loud, Savannah Stopover is a finalist in the 2020 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest and the winner of the Artsville Songwriting Contest. He is also the founder of the Stetson Kennedy Songwriter Residency.

He has supported Kath Bloom, Tallest Man on Earth, Handsome Family, Gruff Rhys, Daniel Romano, Cate Le Bon, David Dondero, Dar Williams, Chatham County Line, Scott H. Biram, She Keeps Bees and The Blank Tapes.

"Go With The Flow" will be his 5th album in the last ten years he has released four albums This Frontier Needs Heroes, The Future, Hooky and Real Job.


Carmanah - Bang Bang.

Carmanah is crafting a musical niche of their very own, a vintage blend of the intuitive and the technical; a blend that lies somewhere among roots, rock and blues — all seamlessly woven together by Laura Mina Mitic’s soulfully luminous vocals.

As a collective, Carmanah — who’s lineup also includes guitarist and vocalist Pat Ferguson, keyboardist Mike Baker, bassist Jamil Demers, drummer Graham Keehn and backup vocalist Lo Waight — share a reverence and respect for humanity and the earth. This shared ethos guides the decisions they make as a band; from being ambassadors for The Jellyfish Project, an educational and movement-building environmental organization represented by a global coalition of musicians; to touring in a retrofitted vegetable-oil driven tour bus, an ambitious project that Ferguson himself has taken on in his own backyard. Woven into their music is contemporary comment on the current political climate, environmental issues and the human condition; “I get really excited when I think about music as a way to spark action,” Mitic explains.

The passion and authenticity Carmanah brings to all that they do has certainly caught the attention of audiences and media alike. Jon Williams of The Zone 91.3 Victoria calls Mitic “the Stevie Nicks of our generation,” and Mike Devlin of The Times Colonist states that “Very few bands in Canada fuse harmony with adventure in the way Carmanah does in concert.” Vancouver’s Daily Hive recently ranked the band among B.C.’s top acts to look out for, and with the band playing to rapidly growing audiences there are plenty who agree. Appearances at notable festivals such as Edmonton Folk Festival, Hillside Festival and Winnipeg Folk Festival, as well as tours and shows throughout Canada and the US supporting Current Swell, KD Lang, Ziggy Marley and others, have allowed the band to hone their craft, while their natural chemistry as musicians electrifies the crowd. “The thrill of making a connection with an audience — any audience — is what keeps me going,” says Ferguson.