Music Monday Band Recommendations – 30th November 2009

Welcome to this week’s band recommendations, all set and fired up are 5 bands ready to give you something to check out.

Be sure to check them all out below!

Band 1

Band: DecembeRadio
Check out the album: Satisfied
Purchase album: Amazon UK (CD) / Decemberadio - Satisfied US

DecembeRadio is an American rock band originally formed in 2003; presently composed of bassist and lead vocalist Josh Reedy, lead guitarist Brian Bunn, rhythm guitarist Eric Miker and drummer Boone Daughdrill. This lineup came into being with the addition of Daughdrill to the original trio in late 2005.

Reedy, Bunn and Miker first ventured out on their own as DecembeRadio after a stint as touring band for evangelist Billy Wayne Arrington. After a year of gigging, DecembeRadio released two independent albums in early 2005. Following their signing with Slanted Records and the addition of Daughdrill on drums, the band released DecembeRadio in June 2006. The album was nominated for “Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album” at the 49th Grammy Awards, and won the 2007 Dove Award for “Rock Album of the Year”. A follow-up, Satisfied, was released in August 2008.

Musically, DecembeRadio is heavily influenced by hard rock and blues-rock from the 1970s, owing to early exposure to family members’ record collections.

Band 2

Band: Carolina Liar
Check out the album: Coming To Terms
Purchase album: Carolina Liar - Coming to Terms UK / Carolina Liar - Coming to Terms US

Carolina Liar is an American rock band based out of Los Angeles. Lead vocalist Chad Wolf is originally from Charleston, South Carolina, but the band and most of its members originate from Sweden.

The band is best known for the songs “I’m Not Over”, and “Show Me What I’m Looking For” from their 2008 major label debut album Coming to Terms.

Their music has been picked up by TV, sports and video games for promotining.

Band 3

Band: Oakalla
Check out the album: Oakalla
Purchase album: Oakalla - Oakalla UK / Oakalla - Oakalla US

Oakalla is Josh Hlookoff (guitar), Matt Lebedoff (vocals), Jason Milne (guitar), Jonas Hlookoff (drums) and Jed Scharf (bass).

Their constantly evolving sound is rooted but not rootsy contemporary rock’n’roll that shifts from high-tempo drive to west-coast laidback, often within the same track.

Their songs blend humour and plainspoken passion, gritty realism and spirited edge.

Band 4

Band: From Exile
Check out the album: Monolith
Purchase album: From Exile - Monolith UK / From Exile - Monolith US

Listen to and read our review of Monolith here.

From Exile is a progressive metal band hailing from Atlanta, Georgia.

With only two resident members to the band, and enlisting members from Daath, this progressive metal band spent the better period of two years evolving their sound for their current album and making sure they would leave their mark as they look to

Band 5

Band: Trippy Wicked
Check out the album: Movin On (listen to the full album here)
Purchase Album: CD / Amazon UK (MP3) / Amazon US (MP3) / Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight - Movin On UK / Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight - Movin On US

Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight – A rolling, thundering mass of infectious riffs, distorted gut-busting bass, tripped out vocals, relentless beats and hairy sweaty faces twisted with grins and gurns.
Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight cut a groove deeper than the ocean abyss.
Playing a mix of stoner rock, doom, sludge and blues the band has officially released the full length debut album on October 30th.

The album captures everything that the band has ever stood for in their music with a 10 track, 52 minute epic musical journey of songs about living the good life, fire, growing beards, girls, aliens, loneliness, pirates, love and so much more.

Movin On is full of the sexiest, sleaziest stoner, doom, blues, whatever-the-hell-you-wanna-call-it riffs you ever heard and was recorded in June 2009 under the warm Dorset sunshine at Chuckalumba studios.


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