Sophie Tweed-Simmons has music in her blood. As the daughter of KISS rocker Gene Simmons, she’s taking it upon herself to ensure she too makes her mark in not only music but philanthropy as well. Between an upcoming EP and running her own charity, Sophie’s Place, Tweed-Simmons is rocking at life with a sincere passion for everything she does. We caught up with the star and asked some questions about her music, her life, and what she’s looking forward to in the next few months.
Over the years, Megan Davies has learned to not care about what other people think. Now, the folk-inspired singer/songwriter has evolved from singing cover songs on YouTube to sharing her own original music with the world through her Bad Poetry EP, out now. From the inspiration behind her new EP to how YouTube launched her career, Davies tells all.
Stand Atlantic fans, rejoice! We at Cliché Magazine are partnering up with Rude Records and Stand Atlantic for a giveaway you won’t want to miss. Stand Atlantic, made up of Bonnie Fraser (vocals), Jonno Panichi (drums), and David Potter (bass), recently released their “Sidewinder” music video in anticipation of their EP of the same name, out September 15. And we’re giving away one physical copy of the EP and a Stand Atlantic t-shirt for one lucky fan!
Sydney-born singer-songwriter Phoenix Melody is on a mission to give her listeners more than just music, but something with a deeper meaning. From her teary-eyed celebration on Australia’s X-Factor back in 2013 to her eclectic cover songs and soon-to-be-released EP, Phoenix Melody is a name you won’t soon forget. Here, she spills the details on how she’s embracing every twist and turn on her musical journey.
Lauren Giraldo may seem like your average 19-year-old. She loves music, social media, and hanging out with her friends. However, this young star has taken her passion for acting and singing and turned it into a full-blown career. Between releasing her first single “Only Lovers” in January, filming her new series Lady Bits on Fullscreen, producing a docu-series, and gearing up for her first tour, Giraldo is anything but an ordinary teenager.
A group who is unafraid to blend various sounds, New Orleans-based band Blonde Roses will soon become your new favorite artist after one listen to their new single “Bullet.” A tight-knit group, Blonde Roses is a band that intertwines alternative, Southern blues, and rock. With Molly Portier’s amazing vocals, Harry Rosenberg on the guitar, Anthony Mikhael on the drums, and Albert Moliere on the bass, they can do no wrong. Their single “Bullet” promises refreshing revival paired with a hauntingly arresting music video with a vengeful twist.
One can say that life has imitated art for Alexa San Roman and Dane Petersen of Heirsound. Both singer and songwriter came together from California and New York in 2014, literally merging together to create music. Alexa explains, “The release of Merge is the bridge between our old musical styles and the future of Heirsound.” We chatted with the duo about how they formed, the importance of visuals to accompany their music, and the overall ideas and inspiration that helped create their new EP, Merge.
Singer/songwriter McKail Seely is bursting onto the music scene with her unique folk-rock vibe. Between her incredible voice and moving lyrics, she’s an artist to look out for. We got the chance to talk with her about her EP Ride of Life, as well as her journey into the music industry and what inspires her.
SYMON, a 23-year-old California native, has known that she was meant be a performer since she was a young girl. “Growing up in the ‘90s, a lot of pop stars were incredibly inspiring to me,” says SYMON. “I remember studying Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and the Backstreet Boys and thinking, ‘This is what I want to do when I grow up.’ I want to sing. I want to make people feel amazing and I want to entertain.” She has crafted a “pop sound with a lot of island and urban influence,” and with her new single “Say” breaking into the Radio Top 60 charts, she seems to be well on her way. We chatted with the pop sensation about her inspirations, her upcoming EP, and her cool connection with Demi Lovato.
Singer/songwriter Dana Williams is often described as the modern-day Ella Fitzgerald. After the recent release of her EP Let’s Fall, Williams somehow managed to fabricate a timeless romantic tale that, similar to Lana Del Rey, is captured through soulful vocals mimicking the essence of decades past. Rather than cluttering her music with heavy instrumentals that tend to be evident in most of what we hear today, Williams’ confidence is showcased through the simplicity of her tracks. She creates this refreshingly modest and humble sound glazed with honest words and an enchanting voice, and seems to do so in an effortless fashion. We got the chance to talk to Williams and discuss how she got into music and where she plans on taking it in the future.
My favorite part of the end of each year, aside from the seemingly endless feasts and festive atmosphere, is the flood of new music. Every year around this time my iTunes (and debit card) become overwhelmed with the endless downloads of new tunes. This week in particular though marks the release of Bethan Leadley, or ...
Before he pursued an acting career, music was Chris Brochu’s first passion. He combined his two loves for his part in the 2011 Disney Channel film Lemonade Mouth and continued to land new projects, including a role on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries. Though Brochu was tackling more acting roles, he was evolving as a musician ...