Kill For Eden
The band Kill For Eden is made up of Lyla D’Souza, Dave Garfield, Mike McGuinness, Andrea Basiola, and Max Loubser. After considering where they’ve all come from, it’s safe to say geography can’t stop great music. Lead singer D’Souza is from Sydney, Australia. Garfield, a guitarist, and McGuinness, the bassist, both hail from London. Basiola, the second guitarist, comes from Cremona, Italy, and finally Loubser, the band’s drummer, is from Manchester.
Music: Chad McMonagle!!!
With the help of Emily Tan from @BTCpromotions on twitter Fire & Ice was given the great opportunity to get the scoop from Chad McMonagle on his time with Cloud Nine and Run Romeo Run.
McMonagle first launched onto the music seen in Calgary at the age of 13. He joined Run Romeo Run as their lead guitarist at fifteen after spending a year playing rhythm guitar across Western Canada. With Run Romeo Run he composed his first pop-punk single “Lockdown”.
We are thrilled for the chance to get to know this rising star.
Foster the People Needs to Pump Up their Gigs
By Sabrina McGettigan
As a birthday present for my boyfriend, I bought 2 tickets to see Foster the People at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia. They are his favorite band right now and it seemed like the perfect birthday present, but I don’t know if it was the months of build-up (I bought the tickets for his February birthday and the concert wasn’t until June) or if I’m just not enough of a super-fan, but the performance was a little underwhelming.
Let’s start at the beginning: the concert was on a Thursday night and supposedly started at 7:30. That means that for those who work (that includes me) getting down to Philadelphia in time for a 7:30 concert after work is a nightmare.
Music=Life, Spread The Word
By: Emily Cooper
Have you ever stopped to think why your most loved song is your favorite? Is it the words, the chords, or how the song found you that touches you? How does the music affect you? Music holds great power in this world, whether we acknowledge it or not. Every day, millions of people tune into their local radio stations to jam out to the top one-hundred tunes of today or classic oldies they grew up with, and every year, hundreds of songs and compositions are used in the highest rated films.
When I listen to the radio, or even if I put my headphones in and start up the good ole iPod, I hear at least fifty songs that I’ve come to know like the back of my hand. These songs have connected people through dancing in a night club, singing at the top of their lungs, flying down the highway with their best friends, and even couples suffering a similar heartbreak. Music is a movement.
Check it out!! Dale Whaitaker, the drummer from Watchworks!
Fire & Ice: So, who is who in the band? Where you from, the usual questions.
DW: The band is based in Göteborg Sweden, but only one of us is from here, and that’s Roy Ekelund who is our vocalist. Mattias Gunnarsson (Guitars) is from Dals Långed, and Peter Jacobsson(bass) is from Kiruna in the north of Sweden. I, (Dale Whaitaker, drums) am from New Jersey. I moved to Sweden about thirteen years ago. Those guys are much younger than I am, I’m 42. Mattias and Peter are 26, and Roy is 25, but it all works out, we’re all on the same page musically as well as mentally.
F&I: How did Watchworks come to be? When did you start it up?
DW: The band got started almost two years ago(Oct 2010).
Black Board Minds launch new single ‘Sex Sells’
Fremantle surf/psych/blues outfit Black Board Minds are set to release the third single from their forthcoming debut album ‘What Do You See’ on May 26. The release follows the success of the bands double A-side single ‘Hell With Me/ Wasting Away’, which was launched to a sellout crowd last November. ‘Hell With Me’ saw airtime on community radio across the country as well as on Triple J’s Home and Hosed program….
Interview With The Band: Beneath Still Waters
Alright loyal readers of Fire & Ice we’ve got a new band for you today. They are called Beneath Still Waters. An awesome band based out of Pomona, CA. Check em out on Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook!! We sure did!!! BUT first check out what they had to say in our stellar interview .
Lead Vocals: John Age:19 Nickname: Moose
Guitar 1/Back-up Vocals: Vinnie Age:20 Nickname: VinnieV
Guitar 2: Dominc Age:17 Nickname: Domo
Drummer/Percussion: Kenny Age: 20 Nickname: Sloth
Bass: Junior Age:18 Nickname: J.R
F& I: How did you come up with the name Beneath Still Waters
Here we go!! Afterglow’s brothers Adam Ryan and Aron Shane have graced us with an interview. Thanks guys! You can check out Afterglow on Youtube and find them on twitter. Check em out!!
Fire & Ice: Let’s start with an easy one, who are you guys and what do you play?
Adam Ryan Podritske aka Adam Ryan (Guitars/Vocals Age 30, Nanaimo, B.C)
Aron Shane Podritske aka Aron Shane. (Drums, Age 27 Nanaimo, B.C)
Raymond Knight (keyboards, Age 25 Port ),
Dave Buchanan (bass, Nanaimo-……….).
Blinded Memory was kind enough to take the time out to answer a few questions for us. They great, you can check them out on YouTube and please go like them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/blindedmemory . On Twitter they are @BlindedMemory We hope to hear more from these guys very soon!!!
Fire & Ice: Well, to be blunt, who are you?
Eric, 22, Riga, Latvia
Vyacheslav, 26, Riga, Latvia
Sergey 26, Riga, Latvia
Dmitry 19, Jelgava, Latvia
Ronny, 17, Riga, Latvia
Vladislav, 21, Riga, Latvia
(Go Check Em Out!!)
Bicycle Thief was kind enough to answer a few question for us
Fire & Ice: Tell me Who you are.
–Bicycle Thief is an independent pop/ rock band that graces the streets of Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City. Members include Sheldon Yoko on (drums), David Gabriel Thorpe (bass and backup vocals), Tim Lester (vocals and guitar) and Peter Atmore (guitar).
And check them out on our Photobomb
The band Mechanical Smile, from Scotland was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions for us. Check them out, they’re awesome. We got to know them now you can too.
Fire & Ice – What are your names? How old are you, where are you all from?
Mechanical Smile –
Dawn – 27 – Kilmarnock
Nic – 21 – Ayr
Garry – 29 – Kilmarnock
Murray – 27 – Kilmarnock
F&I -How did you come up with the name of your band?
MS: Dawn gets a lot of her inspiration in dreams, which is how the name for the band came to her. It was originally the name of a song, then became the band name when we took things seriously.
F&I : How did you each first get started with music?
MS: We’ve all studied music at some point, as it’s something we’ve all really enjoyed for most of our lives.
Studying music is how we met and formed the band.
F&I : What inspires your lyrics?
MS: Again, Dawn uses her dreams as inspiration for the band. A lot of her songwriting ideas and lyrics come from this, she sleeps a lot.
F&I : Describe how you write your songs.
MS: Dawn writes the shell of a song, with basic chords, and then at practice we form the structure and add all our parts, and hooks etc.
F&I : If you had to describe your sound what would you say?
MS: Alternative rock with hints of pop and grunge
F&I : If you had to pick a favorite cereal what would it be?
F&I : What bands do you love?
MS_-We all love different bands, which is something that we think shows in our sound.
Dawn is a massive Nirvana fan, Murray likes heavy music like Enter Shikari, Garry likes a lot of Classic Rock, and Nic’s favorite band right now is Young Guns.
F&I : What can we expect from you in the near future?
MS: We’re involved in Red Bull Bedroom Jam, and are the only Scottish band to top the buzz chart, so we’ll be pushing that a lot to try and get a slot at the festivals!
F&I : What is the ultimate dream for each of you?
MS: We all share the same dream – taking the band as far as we can go and making a successful career out of it.
F&I :Where do you want to be in 10 years?
MS: Hopefully touring and playing stadiums!
You’ve heard it here straight from Mechanical Smile. Check em out on Youtube and Twitter.
Addicting Songs : By Chelsea Callahan
Whats the one song that you’ve found most addictive?
Lately for me that’s been “Turn Me On” by David Guetta ft. Nikki Minaj. This song is one for dancing. I just can’t get it out of my head. The other night I sat down and listened to it about 30 times. Surprisingly it helped me write my paper.
I’ve actually found about five songs this week that I just can’t get out of my head. First off is “Turn Me On” but the others are as follows, in no real order.
Misery — By Maroon 5
Judas — Lady Gaga
Carry On My Wayward Son– Kansas
Rooftops — The Lostprophets
The one song that actually started this week for me was “Judas” . I am a writer and I’ve been trying to figure out how to make the second book in my series better. I listened to “Judas” a couple times and it actually kind of inspired me. I’m even naming the second book in the series Judas now. Inspiration for me comes from every direction. Music is the most often one.
“Misery”, is a good song, at least I don’t think it’s bad, but the music video is so strange. I cannot tell you how confused I was the first time I saw it. Adam Levine gets the crap beat out of him by some model. I get the concept but the video doesn’t really fit the lyrics. I’m all about honoring the lyrics. When you’re true to the words of your song in all ways of broadcasting it , I think that is the key in touching the heart of your listeners.
“Carry On My Wayward Son” is classic. I don’t what you’d call it exactly. I heard it first off of the CW show Supernatural. Its a great song for the show. The connection makes it good in my mind. Love It!
Now the last song I mentioned was “Rooftops” . I was introduced to this song by a friend in high school. She had posted the lyrics on her Facebook Status. ” Standing on the Rooftops, Waiting till the bomb drops, this all we’ve got now, scream until your heart stops, never gonna regret, watching every sun set”. I don’t know about you but these words caught my attention. Its one of those songs that touched my heart. I would die for the chance to hear them perform it. I love to be one of those people standing in the crowd, heart open ready and willing to sore with energy. Its the best natural high there is.