The Dorons Share Their New Alternative Rock Album, ‘The Doronic Verses’

The 4 piece Providence, Rhode Island-based alternative rock band The Dorons, have just released their debut contemporary rock album, The Doronic Verses.

The Rosenfield family makes up The Dorons, features mom Janice on drums, dad Norman on lead guitar, older brother Aryeh on bass, and younger brother Yosef on lead vocals and guitar. The band came together back in 2017 when Aryeh, then a music major in college, had a senior recital and decided to recruit his family to play with him for the occasion. Mom and dad had retired as performing musicians, previously vets of the ’80s and ’90s Boston alt-rock scene. 

The music of the Dorons evokes contemporary folk-rock, singer-songwriter, and alt-rock styles with searing lead guitar playing, impassioned vocals, sage and sensitive lyrics, earworm hooks, and a stirring acoustic-rock foundation. Their songs also contain nuanced rhythm section interplay. The band’s evocative name is fascinatingly layered. It references the Doors and the bittersweet minor scale, the Dorian mode, plus it hilariously rhymes with “morons.” Additionally, the word “dor” in Hebrew means “generation,” which speaks to the multigenerational nature of the band.

The Doronic Verses is a tight 11-song album of carefully crafted contemporary rock, shaded with singer-songwriter intimacy, country flourishes, and blues-rock urgency. The acoustic-rocker song “This New Poison” is a freshly penned original written by Yosef and Janice, and it boasts a Greta Van Fleet-esque swagger, replete with smoldering bluesy lead guitar. The catchy pop rock tune “Not the Usual Fare” features acoustic guitar layered with chiming electric guitar, along with overlapping “call-and-response” backing vocals. “I wrote that song years ago about my brother, who was autistic, during a time when society and the medical profession didn’t understand the condition. He was a beautiful soul and loved music, and he ended up being institutionalized,” Janice says.

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Romain Gutsy Shares Bold New Single “Frenchy Boy,” Out Now!

The new Romain Gutsy’s single “Frenchy Boy” which was released on December 17, is already a fan favorite. The song has been written and produced by Romain and Marc Bentel. It’s an folk release with a very organic sounding, a narrative based song which tells a story like: What if you were a Frenchy Boy and the expectations of you Amer- ican girlfriend were way above reason, and full of clichés… And what if yourself, you’d have interiorized all these clichés about Americans expectations and wrote a song about it? That’s what Frenchy Boy is, an anthem for all cliches and for all Frenchy boys of the world!

But above all that, this song is a must, and features of course Romain’s warm, raspy, distinctive and authentic voice, some nice accordion and a folksy production that wraps it all up

Frenchy Boy Music: Romain Gutsy / Marc Bentel

Lyrics: Romain Gutsy

Vocals: Romain Gutsy

Production: Marc Bentel – Romain Gutsy

Arrangement: Marc Bentel – Romain Gutsy

Mixing: Marc Bentel

Mastering: Marc Bentel

Romain Gutsy is a French-born singer-songwriter and a musician who started his career in the 90s, singing and playing accordion with French bands such as Les Affamés, or guitar in the Celtic band Daffy Plays Mandola, as well as playing with more famous artists such as the Grammy award winner alt-Rock band, Soul Asylum, or American singer, Calvin Russel.

After more than 20 years of musical semi-pause and traveling all over the world, he came back in 2020 with a solo album under the name of THE RED, Whatever Says the Clock, featuring songs composed of lyrics made of classical American and Irish poetry. It was followed in 2022 by a new album called When Leonard Met Dolly.

Marc Bentel is a South-African music professional, who moved to Florida, USA after having won multiple awards with bands he was part of. Marc produced and did the mixing and mastering of the single in his studio in Florida.

Hot Flowers

HOT FLOWERS is the beautiful meeting of two friends both self-taught and passionate about music. First of all, Arnaud the unleashed guitarist who sings and then Sandy who taps like a deaf on his drums. This crazy duo is part of the bubbling Bordeaux garage scene that will keep until the dawn of time a place apart. For more than twenty-seven years now, this atypical and inventive group has been relentlessly roaming the Bordeaux cellars, triggering general hysteria wherever it goes. Arnaud’s twisted riffs respond with loss and crash to Sandy’s virulent rhythm.

Their fifth album ‘Camera’ is garnering praises from around the globe. The album is recorded by Benjamin Charles and mastered by Cyrille Gachet in 2022. The cover was made by the artists Cyril Monteil and Jérôme d’Aviau.

You can discover this fine album in digital version on all music platforms or order via their Bandcamp. https://hotflowers.bandcamp.com

Happy listening!

The Phil Edwards Band Get Real on New Single “Baby”

The Phil Edwards Band are back in action with their epic new single “Baby.” The song brings together a range of elements to create a unique sound that you will find yourself head over heels for. You can hear the acoustic-driven guitar and warm soft vocals which allows an easy listening experience, while having the ability to lift the listener up. Although the song is about moving on from a relationship, it brings a positive spin to the experience.

Bill Fever Heats Things Up on New Album “III Weights”

Bill Fever is an independent British songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Bill Fever’s 3rd EP ‘III Weights’ was self-released on the 16th of December 2022. The 5-track EP was created in May 2022 as part of an Album Writing Club run by Brighton-based indie record label Lights & Lines. The challenge was to write and record an album or EP within the space of a month and this was the result. In July it was announced that the EP had won the Album Writing Club’s Judge’s Choice Award. The EP was written around the time of Mental Health Awareness week – Bill tackles the subject matters of anxiety, fear and depression. ‘Weights’ being a key idea/theme, looking at mental health being a weight that everyone has to carry.

‘I Could Be King’ the opening track to the new EP isn’t a commentary on the monarchy in the UK, but rather a look into the mindset of someone experiencing waves of doubts and fear about being worthy or good enough.

Heavily influenced by alternative guitar music of the 90’s and 00’s, Bill’s eclectic sound has been compared to QOTSA and Radiohead (New Music Saturday Podcast) with “a Jack White-esque freewheeling sound” (Northampton based blog New Boots Music) and songs such as ‘I Could Be King’ feature synthesizers and electronics “reminiscent of New Order and MGMT” (Marc Schuster, Abominations Blog) .

Having relocated from London to Kettering, his ambitions to form a new band in 2020 were thwarted by the pandemic. Deciding to carry on writing solo, he self-produced and recorded his debut 4-Track EP “Money Goes To Bloody Money” at his home studio in Northamptonshire. Bill sings and plays all instruments except drums, bringing in the remote talents of drummer Joe Montague.

Not afraid to approach big subject matters – there’s no escaping the politics in Bill’s music and he certainly doesn’t pull any punches with his first two EPs ‘Money Goes To Bloody Money’ & ‘A New Low’. BBC Radio Northampton Introducing DJ Kerrie Cosh said “I really love that about him as an artist, he often writes what he’s feeling about the political landscape… he doesn’t beat about the bush”. In August she made the song ‘Sleaze’ from his 2nd EP her Track of the Week saying “His instrumental skill is absolutely out of this world… that guitar riff alone has my heart”.

Last year the title song from his debut EP ‘Money Goes To Bloody Money’ opened the BBC Radio 6Music’s Introducing Mixtape and host Tom Robinson described it as “an amazing track” picking him as his Tip of the Week for local BBC Introducing shows.

Looking ahead into 2023, Bill is recruiting local musicians to take these songs to the stage and is working on what will become his debut album.

For more information head to billfever.co.uk

Astronaut Husband Gets Spacey on New Single

“Highways” is the latest song off of Astronaut Husband’s highly anticipated release, “Down the Road” which will see the light of day on January 27, 2023. It’s a 14 track album that looks fondly to the past, to warm summers spent catching frogs and swimming with friends. But what’s that lurking beneath the surface? It’s the inherent sadness in everything! Bittersweet. A final ode to childhood as we turn away and continue walking down the road. Astronaut Husband has been recording under the moniker for over 10 years now. All of his music is self-recorded. It’s acoustic driven, endearing bedroom type stuff. Patient and textural.

A bandcamp veteran, Alec Grefe, known as Astronaut Husband, has been steadily recording and releasing music since 2012. Through the years he has garnered over 10 million streams on Spotify, and also had a song featured in the film “Baked in Brooklyn”. He flew to LA to perform at the Crest Theatre for the premier. Alec writes, performs, and produces/records/mixes all of his music. Alec lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he can be found playing around the city with his other band, Haunter. At the moment, his biggest musical influences are Mazzy Star, Acetone, King Krule, and a ton of other stuff.

2023 is the year of Astronaut Husband and we can’t wait!

Fly into his world here:

https://astronauthusband.bandcamp.com/track/highways