The Chelsea Curve Are Simply Irresistible With “How Can I (Resist You)?”

We recently had the distinct honor to check out the brand new single “How Can I (Resist You)?” from Boston based mod-pop trio and masters of cool The Chelsea Curve via Red on Red records

You can listen to “How Can I (Resist You)?” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

Some things are just instantly cool like Drive-In movie theaters, leather jackets and …. The Chelsea Curve and their killer new single “How Can I ( Resist You “) definitely fit the bill of something that is instantly cool

Photo credit- Joshua Pickering

“How Can I (Resist You)?” is the first taste of new music from The Chelsea Curve since last year’s stunning “All The Things “ and it is freaking brilliant. If you are looking for the best way to spend 3 minutes and 3 seconds of your day….. We think listening to “How Can I (Resist You)?” is your best option.

The Chelsea Curve ( Linda Pardee, vocalist and Bassist, guitarist/vocalist Tim Gillis; and drummer Ron Belanger) strike at full force with a sound that is sonic perfection paired with an intoxicating melody that is pure rock and roll, you can hear it loud and clear in this song that the Chelsea Curve are having the time of their lives.

“‘How Can I (Resist You)?” is a song of longing and desire, of pining from afar, of an obsessive love… but exactly who, or should I say what, is the mystery. I had a melody line in mind that reminded me a bit of The Lemonheads and Elvis Costello. The melodies for the verses and chorus have a decidedly ’80s bent to them. We went through a few arrangement ideas as a band to get it just right. Lyrically and vocally, I’m singing about yearning/loving from afar and as the song goes on you can hear the narrator getting more and more obsessed.” — Linda Pardee

The Chelsea Curve are just getting warmed up… They crashed the finals of the Rock & Roll Rumble here in Boston and play a trio of New England shows this weekend with UK outfit Sharp Class. New music is on the way this summer and fall…. We can’t wait !

Sadye Delivers A Powerful And Beautiful Debut Single With “Biblical “

We recently had the distinct honor to check out the debut single “Biblical” from dark alt pop singer/songwriter Sadye who is currently signed to vnclm_ x Atlantic Records.

You can listen to “Biblical” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

We were immediately drawn to the energy and vibe on “Biblical

Addicting Melodies and flawless vocals make the debut track “Biblical” from Sadye make this track a must listen .

Inspired by her intense struggle with cancer, discovering self-worth, and dealing with toxic relationships, her lyrics are steeped in a sarcastic form of catharsis as she learns to love her literal, and figurative, scars; a theme beautifully juxtaposed by catchy, modern melodies and edgy pop production. Her music has received placements in ABC/HULU’s Abbott Elementary and Netflix’s Working

Sadye absolutely dazzles with her stunning debut single “Biblical” We have a feeling Sadye is just getting warmed up we can’t wait to see what’s next .

Brian Tell And The LoveMakers And Their New Single Definitely “Stand Out”

We recently had the distinct honor of checking out the latest single “Stand Out” from Austin based Brian Tell And The LoveMakers .

You can listen to “Stand Out” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

We absolutely love the sound and vibe of Brian Tell And The LoveMakers it’s a modern sound with a throwback vibe to the garage band era in the 60’s Based in Austin, Texas, they take a direct, uncomplicated approach to songwriting that’s influenced by decades of rock, blues, and punk history. The result is a searing, style-bending sound that’s modern yet old school.

“Stand Out “ is an absolutely electric song with an addictive melody that you just can’t refuse . The band as a whole are solid unit with world class musicianship.

The band says, Stand Out was the first material we all wrote together – essentially becoming a band and finding our sound. Max came up with a bass line, and we all joined in. We had played for months with my solo material, but this was the start of a new direction – and will continue with our upcoming releases”.

All former New Yorkers, the current line-up formed in Austin. The band consists of Brian Tell on vocals and guitar, Jason Desiderio on drums, Max Marschark on bass, and Stan Spring on lead guitar. Together, they’ve written Warm Weather Woman, Watching the News, and Stand Out. Recorded at the Ice Cream Factory, these songs were mixed by Dan Duszynski.

Brian Tell And The LoveMakers are a band we can’t not wait to watch in 2023 and beyond. We have a feeling big things are in store for these guys

How Can You Not Like The Band Not?……(Members of Sharp Shock, Mercy Music) announce new album “Stop the World”; Launch Vinyl Pre-Orders, Release new single “Alien” streaming now

So full disclosure: We here at The Whole Kameese are huge fans of the band ALL (Heck during on our first interviews ever we were punk’d by the great Bill Stevenson of All/Descendents

So when we heard that there was a band who was making music in the vain of All…..

We had to check it out immediately. We were already fans of Mercy Music and Sharp Shock ( We love Sharp Shock’s cover of “Silly Girl “ by the Descendents). So we were super double pumped when we heard they will be releasing their debut album “Stop The World”due out Friday April 14th via Wiretap Records (US), Brassneck Records (UK) and Waterslide Records (Japan). Pre-Orders for the 12” LP vinyl are now live on the label’s websites.

And wait there’s more….. (Cue drum roll) To accompany the album announcement, the band has released another new single off the upcoming new record, a hyperactive punch in the face called “Alien”, streaming now on all platforms.

You can listen to “Alien” Here

We absolutely love the latest single “Alien” it totally rocks to the highest order . Not does a tremendous job of honoring the All/Descendents sound . We are psyched for the debut album “Stop The World “ on April 14th

Lauren Lakis Delivers On The Amazing New Single And Video For “Take My Hand”

We were absolutely honored to check out Austin based shoegaze dark rock artist Lauren Lakis and her incredible new single “Take My Hand”

You can listen to “Take My Hand” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

The single is about “forgetting what you thought you knew, letting go, bravely opening your mind to something radically different,” proclaims the songwriter, She further asks, “what if you were wrong? Are you able to admit it? Can you shift with the ever-changing landscape of reality, or are you stuck in your ways? I found myself stepping into the unknown in many ways the past few years, forced to entertain the notion that maybe I didn’t know everything, and in that I found freedom.”

Lauren Lakis has a uniqueness and originality to her sound that is just stunning. She is an artist who eloquently expresses herself not only through her lyrics but also through her carefully crafted melodies that have such beautiful tones that add another dimension to her music.

“Take My Hand “ unfolds with such a mystical vibe . We truly lost in the beauty of this song .

You can watch the video for “Take My Hand” below

A new album, “A Fiesta and a Hell was recorded in Austin, TX with Carey McGraw producing (Wild Child, Josie Lockhart), Elliott Frazier mixing (Ringo Deathstarr, Blushing), and Christopher Colbert (Mazzy Star, Starflyer 59, Leon Bridges) mastering. “A Fiesta and a Hell” will be released Fall 2023 with Green Witch Recordings.

Skofee Brings Complete Joy With Flawless New EP “Joyland”

Recently we checked out Los Angeles based indie pop singer /Songwriter Skofee and her brand new EP “Joyland”Named after an amusement park Skofee used to visit in Kansas, the six-track EP chronicles finding joy in various ways after falling out of touch with it.

You can listen to “Joyland “ on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

We are not going pull any punches with this review. “Joyland” is an absolute musical triumph, from start to finish Skofee is simply amazing.

From the first track” “I’m Sorry I Killed Your Plant” the listener is treated to a brilliant song that is a total gem . We found ourselves completely mesmerized with this song .

“Mad At you “ was filled with a hypnotic beat that complimented the stunning vocals on this track. We found ourselves hitting repeat on this song multiple times …. A beautiful melodic composition.

“Quicksand” the song is “my ode to hitting a breaking point. It’s about the sinking realization that you have to let go of someone that you’ve been desperately trying to hold onto,” confides Skofee.

As we remarked in our original review…We love everything about this song . It has this dark but really interesting tone / vibe to it that really makes the track stand out . Oh and the vocals are just flawless.

The video for “Quicksand” is simply spectacular . The visuals, directed by Holy Smoke Photography, combines balloon people, a plexiglass box and Skofee floundering in a kiddie pool with a GoPro for a novel and imaginative take on dealing with tangled emotions. And what’s a video without balloon people?

You can check out the video below

“Wind Up Hero” was our introduction to Skofee, and boy were we impressed. We Love the vibe on this song , it has this energy to it that makes it such a memorable track ( Not to mention we break out into dance mode, when we hear it) .

You can check the vintage lo-fi 70’s feel video below .

In our opinion the shining star of the Joyland” is the song “Easier” This song is absolutely gorgeous. “Easier” is Skofee at her absolute best , the vocals are just stunning perfect . You can really see what an amazing artist truly is, with this song.

The title track of the EP “Joyland” is another spectacular display of the amazing artistry of Skofee . We also love the beautiful musical orchestration on “ Joyland “ it was simply breathtaking.

Joyland” is an excellent example of music done right. Skofee is a phenomenal artist who we can’t get enough of.

Housewife Doesn’t Mix Words On New Single And We Absolutely Love it

Photo credit- Luke Rogers

We recently checked out the amazing new track “Fuck Around Phase” from Housewife which, is out today via Hazel Street Records.

You can listen to “Fuck Around Phase “ Here

Housewife – the project of Toronto-based singer and songwriter Brighid Fry (She/They )

The new song reunites Fry with frequent co-writer and producer Gabe Simon (Lana Del Rey, Noah Kahan) in Nashville, TN and includes a co-write from fellow singer-songwriter Savana Santos.

We are absolutely over the moon with “Fuck Around Phase”is a perfectly written pop gem that is overflowing with originality. Beyond the stellar sonic melodic sound of “Fuck Around Phase” , the song stands out because it has this authenticity that you can’t fake . Brighid Fry aka Housewife is the real deal .

“Fuck Around Phase” is the first taste of new music from Housewife this year and introduces a more mature and intentional indie-rock driven sound. Guided by a lush mix of distorted guitar riffs and pop-flavored melodies, “Fuck Around Phase” is a stealthily infectious song. “This song is about learning to enjoy yourself and be present after going through a difficult time,” says Fry. “I want to embrace being messy and not take things too seriously!

20-year-old Brighid Fry (she/they), aka Housewife, creates effervescent indie rock interwoven with timeless and perspective songwriting. Already touting several independent Canadian music awards for their previous releases, their most recent EP, ‘You’ll Be Forgiven,’ received praise from outlets such as FLOOD Magazine, FLAUNT, BrooklynVegan, and more.

Housewife’s music regularly touches on the experience of being a young, queer, AFAB person existing in a male-dominated industry.In addition to exploring these themes in their music, Fry is also an advocate for 2SLGBTQ+ rights, reproductive freedom, and environmentalism, proudly fighting for immediate government response to protect ecological catastrophes as a founding member of the Canadian chapter of Music Declares Emergency.

Do yourself a favor go checkout “Fuck Around Phase “ from Housewife you will be glad you did .

Listen to “Fuck Around Phase” on all streaming platforms: Here

Upcoming Housewife Tour Dates:
March 4 – Montreal, QC @ Rialto Theatre*
March 5 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre*
March 11 – Toronto, ON @ Cameron House^
* opening for Paolo Nutini
^ w/ Skye Wallace

The Veils ….And Out Of The Void Came Love, Is A Magnificent Musical Achievement

We felt beyond privileged to check out the highly anticipated album “..And Out Of The Void Came Love”from English/New Zealand indie rock band The Veils fronted by singer/Songwriter Finn Andrews . The 15-track double album out via Ba Da Bing Records was seven years in the making following their acclaimed album Total Depravity.

You can listen to “…And Out Of The Void Came Love..” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

Just by listening to this record, you can hear throughout the whole record how much of a labor of love this record is . We have never met Finn Andrews or the other fine musicians on this amazing album but, if we did we would extend out our hand and congratulate them on an absolutely magnificent record.

…And Out Of The Void Came Love….is an album intended to be listened to in two sittings with a short break in the middle. This record does a brilliant job of a presenting a diverse offering of rock music. Featuring expansive lush indie rock, to Americana dipped roucous tunes, and introspective slow-burned folk tunes, …And Out Of The Void Came Love is a spellbinding musical journey.

So we went and found a comfy spot , put on our headphones and began listening…. The first track “Time” is just the Perfect opening song it has such a timeless feel to it . We highly recommend checking out the amazing video that accompanies the song .

We were very taken with “Bullfighter (Hand Of God )” It has a very hymnal feeling . The percussion on the track stayed with us long after the track ended .

We found it very easy to connect with the songs on …And Out Of The Void Came Love… All of the songs have a way of touching the heart and soul.

One Song that really caught our attention on the record was “The Epoch “ The song has this haunting yet eclectic feel and sound to it, that you just can’t ignore . The vocals also have energy to them that are electric.

Ring Of Saturn “ is such a beautifully constructed song but the star of this stunningly brilliant song , is the flawless vocals. We listened to this one for a while .

The orchestration of the album as a whole was simply breathtaking Composer Victoria Kelly’s soaring string arrangements play an integral role in bringing the songs to life, as do musicians Cass Basil (bass), Dan Raishbrook (lap steel, guitar), Liam Gerrard (piano), Joseph McCallum (drums) the NZTrio and special guests the Smoke Fairies on backing vocals.

As we moved on to the second half of this incredible musical achievement, we found ourselves like explorers ready to uncover musical treasures. We found a feeling of deep emotions with “Made From Love With Far To Go” That feeling of deep emotion continued with absolutely gorgeous melody “Someday My Love Will Come “

We loved the haunting appeal of “The Day I Meet My Murderer” We picture this song AA the perfect song around a campfire.

Some may say that making a meaningful record is a lost art . We would point to And Out Of The Void Came Love” from The Veils and that this record is more than a work of art .. but a masterpiece.

The Party Gets Even Better, Massive Attack give Emily Breeze’s “Confessions Of A Ageing Party Girl”A Makeover with Daddy G Remix

We have absolutely been loving Emily Breeze and her beyond amazing new record “Rapture” ( we put it in our day play list from day 1, and it hasn’t moved )

When we heard that Massive Attack’s Daddy G had prepared a club remix of ‘Confessions of an Ageing Party Girl’ from Emily Breeze …. We were simply elated.

You can stream the amazing remix for “Confessions Of An Aging Party Girl” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

Speaking about his decision to remix the single, Grant Marshall (Daddy G) explained, “I’ve always loved Emily Breeze’s music, not only is she a super talent but she is also from Bristol. When I asked her if I could remix one of her tracks I was chuffed when she agreed.”

Daddy G is the walking embodiment of the Bristol sound. The intersection of Dub Reggae, Hip Hop, Punk and Dance music which conjures images of dark dancefloors and inner city bedsits is something that has never really left Bristol and it was a thrill to hear my song “Confessions of an Ageing Party Girl” teleported into that space. I used to live on the same street as Daddy G and he would smile and wave from his Orange VW van. I would never have dreamed when I used to listen to Massive Attack as a teenager that one of the founding members alongside his amazing writing/production partner Stew Jackson (Robot Club) would remix one of my songs. It’s an honour,“ exclaims Emily.

The original single ‘Confessions of an Ageing Party Girl’ was taken from Emily’s second album ‘Rapture‘ which was released on February 10th 2023 via Sugar Shack Records.

You can stream “Rapture” Here

The Daddy G vs Robot Club Remix of “Confessions Of An Ageing Party Girl “ from Emily Breeze is an absolute treat you can’t miss

M. Byrd Gives Us The Stunning “Outside Of Town “

We recently checked out German based singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer M. Byrd and his magnificent new single “Outside Of Town”

You can listen to “Outside Of Town “ on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

We were absolutely moved when listened to “Outside Of Town “ which,was inspired by a friend who was displaced due to war, “Outside of Town” touches on the struggles of uncertainty and the pain of loss.

M. Byrd juxtaposes this with messages of hope heard in the atmospheric guitars and his impassioned vocals yearning for a better future.

I wrote ‘Outside Of Town’ a few days after meeting a friend who had to flee from a war with his daughter. It tells his story in a fictional city that is surrounded by desert and war, sustaining itself with big walls and what little water they have left.” M. Byrd adds, “every time I play the song, it reminds me of how I admire people who are fighting for a better life for themselves and their families. All of us could be in the situation of having to look past the borders of our homes, and every one of us should play a part in helping the people who are willing to go through so much suffering to provide a safer place for their family and children.“

Outside Of Town” follows the release of M. Byrd’s previous singles “Seed,” “Flood” and “Over You / Over Me”, all off his debut full-length album The Seed out June 16th.

The Abruptors Gives Us Total Ska Goodness With New Album “Noticeably Cheerless”

We promised ourselves we would be nice and calm with our review for Buffalo based The Abruptors and their new record “Noticeably Cheerless. But…. We pushed play and as soon as we heard the first track “Best Wishes And Warmest Regards “ we couldn’t contain our excitement. Truth be told we have been super psyched about this record for a while.

You can listen to “Noticeably Cheerless on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

Even though “Best Wishes And Warmest Regards “ is a song about someone you are happy to see leave , it has a melody that is upbeat and fun . We love the Chris Graue directed video it’s wacky and extremely entertaining. You can watch below

We were instantly smitten with “The Selfish “ The Abruptors write insanely catchy songs that provide the perfect soundtrack to life.

Vocalist, saxophonist, and keyboardist, Toni LaMantia said about Noticeably Cheerless, “Heavy lyrics can transcend no matter what type of music you’re listening to. It’s all about how you shape it.”

If we had to pick a favorite track off of the new record ( Which is so hard !!!) It would have to be “ Waiting Forever “ We really felt a connection with this track . The melody is absolutely brilliant and even though the track deals with loneliness we couldn’t help but feel the energy on this one . You can check out the video for “Waiting Forever “ below

“Noticeably Cheerless” is an absolutely spectacular collections of songs .We may have to replace a few floors in the office because, we would put on the record and it was an instant dance party. It truly is a record that you can listen from start to finish without skipping a single track . So find a spot where you can dance your heart out with The Abruptors ( made up of Mike Geraci , Lead vocals/ guitar,Toni LaMantia , Lead vocals,keys,saxophone, TJ Izzo , valve trombone, Alex Schultz , drums, and Kyle Gustafson,trumpet,trombone

Photo- Chris Graue

Santa Barbara’s Versus The World Is Winning Big Time With New Single “Roadsick/Roadsick

When we got word about a month ago that Santa Barbara’s Versus The World had signed to SBÄM Records and was going to put out a record this year and release their fist single from said record today (February 24th) We cleared our schedule and waited….

Well folks the wait is over…. Today we get the amazing new single “Roadsick/Roadsick“ from the upcoming album “The Bastards live Forever which is out May 26 via SBÄM Records and was produced by Cameron Webb (Motörhead , Sum 41

Spoiler Alert: This Song is freaking awesome.

You can listen to “Roadsick/Roadsick Here You can also listen via YouTube below

Roadsick is a band favorite for the record. We wanted a song that felt like it kicked the door down like the DEA from the get go. A song that after we put it out, we would have to play it live. Writing it was a blast. Singing it was even more fun and hearing it back still gets me stoked. Enjoy!, says singer Donald Spence

Versus The World who feature members of Lagwagon and Good Riddance really shine with “Roadsick/Roadsick” The song is a melodic tour de force with an insane beat that stays with you for a while ( that’s a good thing ) We honestly can’t get enough of this song . We think we might have found your new favorite song. We can’t wait to hear more from Versus The World.

Rutherford Royal Delivers Amazing New EP “Bleak”

We were beyond privileged to check out Rutherford Royal and his absolutely amazing new EP “Bleak”

Nashville based Americana meets rock singer/songwriter Rutherford Royal new EP “Bleak” profiles a series of misunderstandings about love .

You can listen to “Bleak” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

Each track presents as a cameo which is an attempt at describing times when I have felt lost in the liminal spaces of bachelorhood or failing relationships. Though the lyrics take plenty of artistic liberties, the songs themselves are true experiences which serve as a record of my personal struggle to connect,” confides Rutherford Royal.

Every song on “Bleak” is a well crafted musical composition that showcases Rutherford Royal’s honest and authentic songwriting style . He writes Southern Gothic cameos which he weaves into often dark, Indie Americana. After writing and curating the works for an album he records and mixes the music for Rutherford Royal (as well as other artists) in his remote cabin studio overlooking a hidden waterfall in southern Tennessee.

We love the groove on “Let Me In “ The chorus is catchy and memorable. The vocal on “Let Me In “ is flawless .

The mysterious and somber groove on “Bleak “ fits perfectly with the haunting vocals convey the message of the song perfectly.

The very soulful “Lords and Ladies “ is Rutherford Royal at his absolute best . This song is an absolute gem.

Keep It Between Us “ , “Summer Heat” and “Back Burner” are all magnificent songs that we have happily been keeping on repeat.

Bleak” is a must listen for any music lover. Seeing how good the EP is we couldn’t help but wonder how amazing all these songs must sound live .

Stay Out Gives Us A New Single That Is Out Of This World “See You Space Cowboy…”

We are mega excited to get to check out another kick-ass song from San Francisco East Bay Area punks Stay Out . This time they give us an absolutely blazing track with “See You Space Cowboy….”

You can listen to this “See You Space Cowboy..” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

See You Space Cowboy…” is Stay Out at their best . “See You Space Cowboy “ is a melodic up tempo pop punk gem, that hits on all cylinders.

We have a feeling that Stay Out is just getting warmed up and will be giving us a lot more new music real soon and…. We can’t wait .


Wow talk about a great week.. After years of being the go-to photographer for New York’s favorite indie acts, Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Carina Allen, aka rlyblonde, is taking her turn in the spotlight. She released her first single “Fantasy earlier this week, and she is back today to reveal the song’s official music video.

Directed by rlyblonde herself and filmmaker Jisun Lee, the “Fantasy” music video is a playful riff on The Bachelorette. “I find The Bachelor franchise to be the strangest, most ridiculous, most engrossing socially accepted cultural phenomenon on television,” she says. “How the hell do you really get to know someone in 10 minute intervals? How real is your relationship when you basically fabricated romance the entire time?”

Starring as America’s sweetheart, she confronts the ridiculous, over-the-top displays of femininity that women are expected to perform, especially in hetero dating culture. In contrast to the unrealistic whirlwind romances depicted on the show, the “Fantasy” video descends into chaos and concludes with the bachelorette becoming a runaway bride.

The video serves as a luxurious introduction not only to the audio-visual world of rlyblonde, but also to the capacity of her other upcoming venture, HOT CREATIVE, a fresh on the scene creative production company geared towards musicians like herself. Founded with a team of music-industry professionals along with a rock-solid freelance network, HOT CREATIVE aims to work hand-in-hand with artists to help build their own unique “fantasy worlds” for their music to live in.

rlyblonde will be celebrating the music video release tonight with her debut performance at Heaven Can Wait in New York City.

The video is a stunning visual companion to an absolutely brilliantly crafted song . rlyblonde is an amazingly talented artist and we can’t to see what she does next . You can check out the video for “Fantasy” below .

Wicked Bears- Without A Doubt Shine Bright With Wicked Good New Video +Single “Hypothetically “

New Album “Underwater” via Wiretap Records out March 3rd

Where we’re from “Wicked” is deemed to mean that something is really good .

The same can be said for Salt Lake City pop punk trio Wicked Bears and their new single and video “Hypothetically” both are wicked good.

You can listen to “Hypothetically “ on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here you can also check out the video below.

The band says, “”Hypothetically is not a love song. It is about the perils of love and the hope of love, but it’s not a love song. If, hypothetically, Hypothetically were a love song, it would probably closely resemble this song, but again, it’s not. If Hypothetically were a love song, it would be complicated like love, and moody and sentimental like love, which it is. But it’s not a love song, so don’t even think about it!”

“Hypothetically “ is a perfectly written pop punk gem that we have been running on repeat in the office . It’s the perfect song to hold us over till “Underwater” comes out March 3rd.

You can catch Wicked Bears on tour with The Littlest Man Band and Louser! See dates below

3/02 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim

3/03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Red Dwarf

3/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Beehive

3/06 – Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Music Collective

3/08 – Omaha, NE @ Benson Theatre

3/11 – Austin, TX @ SPI Fest

Attention: Bands and Artists Show Us Your Stickers!!!

Send us your Band /Artist/Label stickers via virtual or snail mail and we’ll spotlight you.See below for details

Maybe we are showing are age but , we remember a time when band stickers were a big deal . Well we want to bring them back ! We are looking for Artist/Bands/Labels to send us your stickers . You can send them virtually or via snail mail . Send us an email at thewholekameese and we will let you know where to send the snail mail . Starting next week we will pick a few stickers and showcase the sticker and the band ( so let us know of any new shows or tracks and we can spotlight it for you .

We can’t wait to see all the stickers !!!!

Critically-Acclaimed TX Singer-Songwriter Ryan Hamilton Announces the ‘A$$Hole Celebration’ LiveStream/Listening Party on February 13; New Single “A$$hole” Out on Valentine’s Day

Some cool news from the equally cool Ryan Hamilton!

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Critically acclaimed TX-based, singer-songwriter Ryan Hamilton has announced a listening party, & acoustic performance of his next single “A$$hole.” The event– dubbed the ‘A$$hole Celebration’ –will take place onFebruary 13th at 3pm CST via StageIt, one day before the track officially hits streaming sites on Valentine’s Day

Ryn says, I hope you’ll join me! Come celebrate the release of my new single, “A$$hoIe”! Not only will you get an exclusive early preview of the new song, listening party style, but I’ll also be chatting, & taking requests to play acoustic from my home studio! Fun!”

Get tickets to the live stream event

Hamilton’s upcoming studio album ‘Haunted By The Holy Ghost,’ will be released on March 10 via Wicked Cool Records.

You can check out the amazing title track “Haunted By The Holy Ghost Here

Pre-save the ‘Haunted By The Holy Ghost’ LPHere

We Just Checked Out “Action Figures Fighting “ From Hotel Ugly And We Can’t Stop Pressing Repeat

We just had the distinct honor of checking the new single “Action Figures Fighting “ from Hotel Ugly and we can’t get enough.

Hotel Ugly which, is the moniker of Mike Vince brings it full force which such a chill cool hip hop/ indie vibe and flawless vocals that is so easy to get swept up in this track . “Action Figures Fighting is the new pop anthem you didn’t know you needed but can’t live without

You can listen to “Action Figures Fighting on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

We can’t wait to see what’s for Hotel Ugly

One To Watch: Havanna Winter -“Deathwish”

We recently checked out rising viral modern pop star Havanna Winter and stunning new single “Death Wish” The track was produced by David Arkwright (Bella Poarch, NCT DREAM, Illenium) and written by Maya K, Havanna Winter, Anette Winter, and David Arkwright

16 year old viral teen sensation Havanna Winter is a musical artist, actress, and influencer. In 2020 she gained worldwide attention after going viral on TikTok and currently has a fanbase of over 6 million followers across her social media platforms.

Havanna was born in Oslo, Norway, but spent her childhood summers in Spain. With Spanish summers and Viking winters running through her veins, she made the transatlantic move to Los Angeles, California at the age of 9.

On “Death Wish “ Havanna Winter delivers an absolutely flawless and captivating vocal performance that is well beyond her 16 years

You can listen to listen to “Death Wish” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

Havanna says, Deathwish is about love and how romance is unpredictable and a bit of a double edged sword if you will. Sometimes it’s a blessing and other times a lesson, but you never know in advance, and you have no choice but to gamble, even with your heart at stake, because if you don’t, you might miss out on the most incredible part of life and something true, real, and meaningful.

Havanna continues “The inspiration behind it came from one of my favorite movies: Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ I am so obsessed with the theme of the movie, with a mix of Shakespearean and the Roman Catholic, modern-fashion-pop-culture, being the most beautiful, yet most tragic love story of all time.”

Havanna Winter is definitely one to watch in 2023 and beyond

Belgian Alternative/ Punks Captain Kaiser Come Full Speed with Epic New Single + Video “Drive”

We just checked out the new amazing new single and video for “Drive” from Belgian Alternative/Punks Captain Kaiser.

You can listen to “Drive” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

Drive” is off the band’s forthcoming album Jay Mass-produced LP RHYME&REASON, due out later this year on [PIAS] Recordings.

We were instantly infatuated with “Drive” , what hooked us was the harmonic beginning that slowly built to a perfectly played energetic melody that was absolutely freaking brilliant.

“Drive” is the perfect loud and clear announcement for a new phase of Captain Kaiser ( and we freaking love it ) With a punchier, heavier and more emotional sound, the band’s frontman Sascha Vansant wrote “Drive” after the passing of his mother. Even without knowing this, one can easily hear the pain of loss and the feeling of driving senselessly into nothingness.

Vansant’s lyrics soothe the soul as much as they cut it like a knife. You hear him search for every word, and in the end, the catharsis is deserved. It’s easy to imagine how he looks up to the sky, his band giving it all one more time in a rare euphoric moment on this quite dark, yet life-affirming record

Along with the single the band has also released an epic video for “Drive” you can watch the video below

You can Captain Kaiser on tour in the UK (Feb 18-25) and Germany ( April 3-9) check out more details below .

Captain Kaiser have crafted an absolutely brilliant song that not only plays to your ears but , to your heart and soul as well.

We Just listened to “Life’s So Lonely “ from Stay Out featuring Joe Queer from The Queers And….. It was Freaking Epic!

Before last Friday … We were starting to think our lives here at The Whole Kameese were a tad bit incomplete ( I guess you might say we were a bit lonely) . I mean sure we had the basics- food,water and shelter. But….. Do you want to know what we didn’t have in our lives??…… Well my music loving friends …. We didn’t have the punk rock musical joy that is the band Stay Out . (If we had crazy sound effects and confetti they would go here )

On Friday we powered up the old music playing machine and listened to the newest single “Life’s So Lonely “ from Bay Area punks Stay Out . So not only does the song freaking kick ass but, it features Joe queer from the legendary punk band The Queers . We were hooked on the addictive melodic greatness of “Life’s So Lonely “ The track is a smart and well written punk gem that we simply can’t get enough .

You can check out “Life’s So Lonely “ on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here

“Life’s So Lonely “ is just the tip of the iceberg for Stay Out in 2023 as they will be releasing a new album in March titled “Just Pretend “

Stay Out is an absolute blast to listen too. Memorable melodies and lyrics ( We can neither confirm or deny we were singing “Life’s So Lonely “ in the bank drive up line this morning) The chemistry and musicianship between Grant Pack, Mason McGeorge , Carl Pospiech and Nate Reynoso is absolutely electrifying and top notch.

We’re super excited for more music from Stay Out . We will have more about the band in the coming months so stay tuned !

Your Wednesday Just Got Better…..joan new single/visual announce debut album via Photo Finish Records

Photo Credit Connor North Goad

You can listen to the brand new single “Flowers on Spotify and Apple Music

We are so excited that alt pop duo joan today announce details of their long awaited debut album superglue, out April 19th via Photo Finish Records. The twelve-track full length is over three years in the making, following their beloved EPs portra, cloudy, hi and bye, and is an existential journey influenced by the duo’s recent transition into fatherhood.

joan explain: “It’s totally wrecked our world and we both have been going through a lot of the same growth that comes alongside being a parent. It’s changed our whole process of writing, and way more than just like having a kid and making every song about them. It’s made us think more about who we are as people, what we want to put into the world and what we want to get out of it, just reflecting on life way more than I think we ever have. This album as a whole is about the past and the present happening at the same time, it’s about dreams for the future and hoping for a better tomorrow but missing yesterday. It’s by far the best and most meaningful music we’ve ever made, it has something for everyone, and we hope it means something to you too.”

To accompany the news they’ve also shared the record’s second single and video ‘flowers’, the last song joan wrote for the album which became one of their personal favorites. The highly emotive and nostalgic narrative discusses how time is fleeting and how people grow and change, paired with wistful acoustic guitar riffs under cinematic synths and heartfelt melodies. The accompanying video shows captures joan’s riveting performance against bright hues of yellow.

You can check out the video for “Flowers” below

The band share “I remember running around the streets of my best friend’s neighborhood after midnight, skipping around from friend to friends house. I remember rushing to my friend’s house after school to rehearse our new songs in his garage. I remember driving around town after the sun went down just because we could. you make so many memories in those formative years. You never think to yourself, “this won’t last forever”. but then you grow. It happens slow – years go by, seasons change. That’s just life. If you’re lucky, some of those people stick around. but for a lot of us, you’re left asking, “why don’t we talk anymore?”. That’s what this song is to us.”

You can check out the video for “Flowers” below

We can’t not wait till April when Superglue is released.

joan tour dates

Nov 25 – Senayan Park (Spark): Jakarta, Indonesia 

Nov 27 – Very Festival @ Thunder Dome: Bangkok, Thailand 

Nov 30 – Space Odd: Tokyo, Japan

Dec 3: Sorpresa Music Festival @ Enchanted Kingdom: Laguna, Philippines

J. Graves – “Fortress Of Fun”Choose Your Own Adventure L.P.

We are so excited for the release of FORTRESS OF FUN from Portland,Oregon based Post-Punk , Dance Punk band J.Graves .

We love everything about this record from the concept ( We will get to that in a minute) to the sound we love all of it .

Bandleader Jessa Graves is a musical wizard her latest album is an outpouring of wild fury and plaintive sadness with a dark, angular sound. You can listen to “Fortress Of Fun” on Spotify Here and on Bandcamp Here

The Themes and performance on this record are absolutely brilliant and stand magnificently on their on own however, the music is only half the story as this is a Choose Your Own Adventure Album.

Wanting to do something with a little more depth that would engage audiences creatively while welcoming listeners into their experience, the idea was borne from finding a choose-your-own-adventure book in a sci-fi themed studio during the recording process of previous album Deathbed. Early 2020 was tough for the band; like many artists, their built-up momentum was quickly shuttered by COVID’s insurgence. So, in mid-2020, the band went on a getaway to the coast, and the house they were staying in – lit up at night next to the dark ocean – became known as their “fortress of fun,” a title that seems immediately at odds with the album’s often-dark undertones, but one that nonetheless suits Graves’s fight to stay in the light.

We love the fact there are two components to this record. the first a mournful and mysterious effort that parses waves of difficult emotions. The second a lush, eclectic undertaking that puts listeners and viewers at the forefront of the band’s collective imagination. Each song from the album comes with a video, through which viewer/listeners can make choices that will lead to further interactive videos. Though the songs are, thematically and contextually, fully distinct from their choose-your-own-adventure video counterparts, the emotion remains raw and real, and J. Graves, with the help of mixer/producer Sylvia Massy, has fine-tuned their sound like never before into something simultaneously painful and buoyant.

You can choose your own adventure with Fortress Of Fun Here

*Before listening to “Fortress Of Funby J.Graves we would advise making sure that you are ready to dance your butt off this one the most danceable records our feet have experienced in a long time!!!!

Fortress Of Fun” kicks of with the explosive “Valentine” The track starts with the “stand up and take notice” vocals from Jessa Graves .We love how the song builds and becomes this full on dance party that you can’t ignore.

We can feel the raw , deep emotion in “Marauder “It’s the emotion and pain throughout the record that gives the record such a delicate tone .

One of our favorite tracks on this epic record that we truly enjoyed was “Ass U Me “ this song has it all . The vocals on “Ass U Me” are truly other worldly. We found ourselves totally entranced with this track. We were also deeply taken by the musicianship on “Ass U Me” J.Graves are a well oiled machine that are 100 percent in the zone .

Another track that is an epic display of musical greatness is the closing track “Mad” The song builds and washes over you with such emotion and intensity. We truly couldn’t get enough of this song. You can watch the video for “Mad” below .

Fortress Of Fun” is a can’t miss record that is a stunningly beautiful work of art .