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Unsigned Only levels the playing field for artists like you because it excludes entries from anyone who is signed to a major label record deal, so you are not competing with well-known artists, Grammy winners, or artists with a major label machine behind them. This is why the competition is called Unsigned Only….READ MORE


In Deed


The five-piece band In Deed was formed in the university city of Uppsala in the mid-ninties. In early 1995, archeology student Linda Karlsberg had written a handful of songs and decided to put a band together aiming to record the tunes and if possible also perform live on stage. Soon the original line-up of In Deed was set, and Richard Öhrn (guitar) and Marcus Segersvärd (drums) are still, together with Linda Karlsberg, In Deed at present….READ MORE

@thisissomehow on www.onlyrockradio.com @only_rock_radio

Toolong Records
3 ch. De Rigoumel – 83200 Toulon – France
After a self-produced album ‘The Desert of Wasted Time’ (2016) that obtained a good critical reception in French indie webzines, Erwan Pépiot comes back with 9 new songs, gathered in ‘Hidden Memories’, a new album released in June 2017 on Toolong Records and mastered by François Fanelli at Sonics Mastering.
Erwan Pépiot is a DIY multi-instrumentalist based in Paris. He wrote, recorded and mixed the entire project on his own in his home-studio. Only one exception to the rule: Aurélie Tremblay’s voice, present on every track.
The vocals are the first thing that strikes you when you listen to Somehow’s romantic and melancholic universe. Erwan’s phrase and timber are in line with Morrissey and Ian Curtis, but the melodies show a real singularity and sincerity. Somehow’s surrealist lyrics deal with human relationships, the passing of time, and the ideas of change and revolution.
The bass lines remind us of The Cure or Joy Division and yet the imaginative arrangements and the wide diversity of sounds (acoustic guitars, keyboards, melodica, violin, cello…) are more in line with bands like Belle and Sebastian or Fanfarlo. The result is a unique and touching indie-pop.
On stage, Erwan delivers an intimate voice and guitar interpretation of his songs.
This brand new record has already received unanimous critical acclaim in French and international media:
“While the deep timbre of Pépiot’s voice is the first thing you notice, once you hear the bass line, you’ll be entranced. (…) The result is splendid” [The Revue]
“Between his emotive vocals and the bouncy bass line is a mounting melancholy that sweeps over lampposts and railroad cars” [Ohestee]
“‘Hidden Memories’ is most certainly an LP to add to the collection” [Emerging Indie Bands]
“Une atmosphère parfois mélancolique, qui nous happe, et dont on ressort rasséréné“ [Pop Is On Fire]
“Un hymne à l’innocence et à la jouissance de l’instant, entre plaisir et liberté“ [Indie Music]
The first single’s video clip has been featured on BIRP! and Les Inrocks.
New album ‘Hidden Memories’ – Release date: June 2017 – Toolong Records
Toolong Records // Alex Telliez-Moreni
Erwan Pépiot

Listen @joedeninzon on www.onlyrockradio.com @Only_rock_radio

Joe Deninzon has been hailed by critics as “The Jimi Hendrix of the
Violin,” because of his innovative style on the “Viper” electric sevenstring
electric violin. Joe has worked with Sheryl Crow, Bruce
Springsteen, Phoebe Snow, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore, Alex
Skolnick, Smokey Robinson, Les Paul, Peter Criss from KISS,
Renaissance, and as a soloist with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the
New York City Ballet.
Joe is the lead singer and violinist for the progressive rock band,
Stratospheerius (www.stratospheerius.com), which has just released
their fifth CD on Melodic Revolution Records. He can be heard on
over a hundred CD’s and jingles as a violinist and string arranger. A
BMI Jazz Composer’s Grant recipient and winner of the John Lennon
Songwriting Contest, he has written a solo piece for violinist Rachel
Barton Pine, and in 2015, premiered his “Concerto for Electric Violin
and Orchestra” with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra.
Joe’s original music has been featured on CMT, MTV, VH1, Comedy
Central, National Geographic, the Travel Channel, the History
Channel, and the Will Ferrell/ Adam McKay- produced film “Virginity
Hit.” He also co-wrote the score for the independent film, “What’s Up
Scarlet” (Open City Films).
Joe is also a member of the Sweet Plantain String Quartet
(www.sweetplantain.com), which combines Latin Jazz with hip-hop
and Classical music, and has toured throughout Europe and the U.S.
Joe has also released a CD with his Acoustic Jazz Trio, titled
As an educator, Joe has taught at Mark O’Connor’s String Camp and
Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp, and makes annual appearances
performing at the Grand Canyon Music Festival with renowned
harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio. In 2006, Joe co-founded the
Grand Canyon School of Rock, an annual music program for local
high school students. He regularly travels as a clinician and has
contributed articles to Strings, Downbeat, American String Teachers
Journal, and Making Music Magazine. In 2012, Joe wrote a book on
electric violin techniques for Mel Bay Publications, titled “Plugging In.”
Joe has made the Downbeat Critic’s pole for “rising stars” in jazz/rock
violin. Chris Haigh’s book, “Discovering Rock Violin,” lists one of
Joe’s recorded solos among the “Top 20 greatest rock violin solos of
all time.”
Joe holds Bachelor’s degrees in Violin Performance and Jazz Violin
from Indiana University and a Master’s in Jazz/Commercial violin
from Manhattan School of Music.

Twitter: @joedeninzon
Contact: info@joedeninzon.com

@TGMasqueradeSwe soon on www.onlyrockradio.com #rock #music

A new act has entered the rock scene! The Grand Masquerade is a 4-piece band based in Stockholm with a unique image; combining 80’s rock culture with the Venetian Opera and Masquerade scene from the late 19th century.

The band started out as a studio project by John Sebastian, however more extensive plans evolved. He developed the band by contacting his childhood friend Freddy Claye, whom he had previously performed with, as well as his friend and classmate IvveDanelli (vocalist in Pretty Wild). All the trio needed was the right drummer, and Ivve had just started studying music production with Martin Rhyder (ex. Drummer in Chains), whom he had met some years earlier.

Having acquired a master drummer like Martin, they now had a strong and solid rhythmic foundation to build on. Ivve’s experience in the music industry, his outstanding songwriting abilities, and his powerfully phenomenal vocal range immediately made him a valuable asset to the band. As a natural front man with an energetic and expressive stage presence, Freddy smoothly utilizes his charismatic personality and style, adding harmony with his amazingly unique voice and simultaneously completing the rhythm section. Not only does John have extraordinary skills with shredding a guitar and composing warm melodic hooks, but his knowledge and passion for production and mixing is proven by the perfection on every track.

Once the band was formed, John had an idea for the name of the group, a name which Ivve had planned to use with another project that was never launched, The Grand Masquerade. Everyone agreed that it was a good solid name for them to use. The first time the quartet stepped into the rehearsal studio there was an instant chemistry as everything fell magically into place.

The band was almost complete; the only thing left to do was invent an image, something new and exciting! John had the idea to introduce the Venetian Opera and Masquerade theme into the band to further enhance their name and image. With this complete, the Grand Masquerade was ready to take on the world!

The music genre is best associated with AOR, Melodic and Glam Rock. The musical inspiration is influenced by bands like KISS, Queen, and Def Leppard among others, and the music itself is exceptionally arranged with a modern twist. This is not your average rock band, nor is it just another rock show. The mystique from the masquerade is integrated with the energy from rock music to create an extraordinary audience experience and event.


The Grand Masquerade is:

Freddy Claye – Lead Vocals and Bass
IvveDanelli – Lead Vocals and Guitar
John Sebastian – Guitar and Backing Vocals
Martin Rhyder – Drums and Backing Vocals

“Forge the Dream” from @NYCFactoryfast on www.onlyrockradio.com

“Cranking up an elusive but flamboyant power, this mix is
consistently exciting and inspired… “
Title – Forge the Dream
Release Date – 31 july 2017 Genre – Rock / grunge
Featuring Anagram Noise (Greensboro, North Carolina),
Lee Williams (San Francisco), Uforia (Toronto), Chris
Bolint (Chicago), Black Snak, After Alice (Jackson,
SC) and Freelite (Polatsk, Belarus)
Featured Tracks –
01 – ’99 Gold’ – After Alice
02 – ‘Fight Or Flight’ – Uforia
03 – ‘In a Glow’ – Freelite
04 – ‘Forge the Dream’- Chris Bolint
05 – ’Bad Beat’ – Black Snak
06 – ‘I’ve Got My Eyes on You’ – Lee Williams
07 – ‘Envy’ – Anagram Noise
Social Media / Links –
After Alice https://twitter.com/afteraliceband https://www.facebook.com/AfterAlice/
Uforia https://twitter.com/UforiaBand https://www.facebook.com/uforiaband
Freelite https://www.facebook.com/Freeliteband https://freelite.bandcamp.com/
Chris Bolint https://twitter.com/ChrisBolint https://www.facebook.com/chrisbolint
Black Snak https://twitter.com/blacksnak https://www.facebook.com/
Lee Williams https://twitter.com/LeeWill19889492 https://www.facebook.com/Leewilliams19889492/
Anagram Noise https://soundcloud.com/jkm-937818393 https://soundcloud.com/jkm-937818393
New York City-based Factory Fast Music produces mix CDs across all genres — Copyright 2016

“Conversations in the Local” from @NYCFactoryfast on www.onlyrockradio.com

“Breaking out of the neat box, this mix of Songwriters posses an
amaranthine appeal minus the commercial affectations… “
Title – Conversations in the Local
Release Date – 24 July 2017 Genre – Singer / Songwriter
Featuring Matt Tubey (London), DJ Readman (Banbury, UK), Shane
Klein (Santa Cruz, CA), Dave Whitcher Saga (Tigard, Oregon),
Dustin Bird (Ontario, Cananda), Danny Mortimer (Elgin.
Scotland)and AMbassadors of Morning (Washington D.C.)
Featured Tracks –
01 – ‘Conversations In the Local’ – Matt Tubey
02 – ‘Eternal Glow’ – AMbassadors of Morning
03 – ‘Stay With Me’ – Danny Mortimer
04 – ‘Pirates in My Sink’ – DJ Readman
05 – ‘Marcel’ – Shane Klein
06 – ‘Just Dance’ – Dustin Bird
07 – ‘Reunion’ – Dave Whitcher Saga
Social Media / Links –
Matt Tubey https://twitter.com/MattTubey https://www.facebook.com/MattTubey
AMbassadors of Morning https://twitter.com/AMofMorning https://www.facebook.com/AMbassadorsofMorning/
Danny Mortimer https://twitter.com/d_mortimermusic https://www.facebook.com/dannymortimermusic/
DJ Readman https://twitter.com/DJReadman https://www.facebook.com/dogandcrow
Shane Klein http://shaneklein.zone/ https://www.instagram.com/shane_klein/
Dustin Bird https://twitter.com/Dustin_Bird https://www.facebook.com/dustinbirdmusic
Dave Whitcher Saga https://twitter.com/dwhitchersaga https://www.facebook.com/davewhitchersaga/
New York City-based Factory Fast Music produces mix CDs across all genres — Copyright 2016

“Bad Mamacita” from @NYCFactoryfast on www.onlyrockradio.com

“Packed with energy and flair, these ever-dynamic gems will keep
you guessing and entertained… “
Title – Bad Mamacita
Release Date – 17 July Genre – Alternative / Hip Hop
Featuring SALIO (London), Teemus Supreme (Surrey, British
Columbia), Surianne (Marbella, Spain), Divina (London), Pretti
Emage (Clearwater, FL), Fall With Grace (Linköping, Sweden)
and Replikant (Brisbane)
Featured Tracks –
01 – ‘Bad Mamacita’ – Pretti Emage
02 – ‘Part of Me’ – Fall With Grace
03 – ‘Where The River Flows’ – SALIO
04 – ‘Rise & Fall’ – Replikant
05 – ‘We Are As One’ – Surianne
06 – ‘Up To Here’ – Teemus Supreme feat. Queezi
07 – ‘Young, Free and Single’ – Divina
Social Media / Links –
Pretti Emage https://twitter.com/PrettiEmage https://www.facebook.com/PrettiEmage/
Fall With Grace https://twitter.com/FallWithGrace https://www.facebook.com/fallwithgracesweden/
SALIO https://twitter.com/salio_official https://www.facebook.com/SalioOfficial/
Replikant https://www.facebook.com/replikantofficial https://soundcloud.com/replikantofficial
Surianne https://twitter.com/surianne https://www.facebook.com/suriannemusic/
Teemus Supreme https://twitter.com/TeemusSupreme https://www.facebook.com/teemussupreme
Divina https://twitter.com/divinablackson https://www.facebook.com/Divinathesinger/
New York City-based Factory Fast Music produces mix CDs across all genres — Copyright 2016

“Shocking Blue” From @NYCFactoryfast @viajester @bfwmusic @agedteen and more on www.onlyrockradio.com

“Thick and abiding, this mix is driven by ultra cool riffs and Hard
Rock that echoes with amplified muscle…”
Title – Shocking Blue
Release Date – 10 July 2017 Genre – Hard Rock / Grunge
Featuring Vie Jester (Los Angeles), Aged Teen (Naples, Italy),
Broken Factory Windows (Atlanta), Somewhere Between
(Bend, Oregon), A New Nowhere (Newcastle UK), Nein Lives
(Brighton, UK) and Quorum (Okehampton UK)
Featured Tracks –
01 – ‘Manifest’ – Vie Jester
02 – ‘Speak Less’ – Broken Factory Windows
03 – ‘Shocking Blue’ – Aged Teen
04 – ‘Smoking Gun’ – Somewhere Between
05 – ‘Come Home’ – Nein Lives
06- ‘I Disappoint You’ – A New Nowhere
07 – ‘Run’ – Quorum
Social Media / Links –
Vie Jester https://twitter.com/VieJester https://www.facebook.com/viejester/
Broken Factory Windows https://twitter.com/bfwmusic https://www.facebook.com/BrokenFactoryWindows/
Aged Teen https://twitter.com/AgedTeen https://www.facebook.com/AgedTeenBand/
Somewhere Between https://twitter.com/SBMusicBand https://www.facebook.com/SomewhereBetweenMusic/
Nein Lives https://twitter.com/neinlives9 https://www.facebook.com/neinlives9
A New Nowhere https://twitter.com/ANewNowhere https://www.facebook.com/anewnowhere/
Quorum https://twitter.com/QuorumOfficial https://www.facebook.com/QuorumOfficial/
New York City-based Factory Fast Music produces mix CDs across all genres — Copyright 2016