Colby Dean

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Colby Dean
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Colby Dean
Born in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Colby Dean comes from the honest roots of Western Montana. He picked up guitar at age 13, and instantly began composing original material
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Colby Dean, song titled, Will I Go
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Will I Go - single
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Will I Go

Music Submission, Black Suit Devil

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Black Suit Devil
New album

Music Submission, Colby Dean

Artist or Band Name: 
Colby Dean

Born in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Colby Dean comes from the honest roots of Western Montana. He picked up guitar at age 13, and instantly began composing original material. Dean recorded his first songs with a single microphone, and distributed the copies to schoolmates (and their mothers). During the early days, Dean learned guitar, bass, drums, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, and more.

Five years later, at age 18, Dean moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he became inspired by the multitude of musicians in the city. This led him to realize his true love of songwriting. Dean spent his time in Nashville performing with his peers, and writing with a few good legends. After two years, Dean parted ways with Music City, and began his touring career.

Now with no home address, music has taken Dean through tours of Europe, Southeast Asia, North America, and Australia. The ‘Colby Dean EP’ is comprised of five songs. The first single from the record, ’Will I Go’, was filmed entirely in Sydney, Australia, and has found success in international indie music scenes.

Dean is currently in Southeast Asia promoting his latest release.

Music Submission, The Cosmic Groan

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The Cosmic Groan

Formed in 2018. The Cosmic Groan is a Psychedelic, Indie, Folk, Americana Rock group formed in Binghamton NY. The group consists of brother Josiah & Heath Waterman. The duo's style is very unique and experiemental, unscaved by the modern craze of the rat race to become the next Justin Beiber, the pair write music about love, loss, and needing jobs. The brothers are harmony and melody masters, their loopy style is both trippy and soothing. The Cosmic Groan is currently working on two 3 song EP's to be released in November and then a full studio album to be released in May followed by a East coast tour running from May 24th-June 6th. 

Music Submission, Lhasa

Lhasa - Birdsong - single
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New Zealand-based indie folk duo, Lhasa, are the result of two completely different worlds colliding. One from a sleepy, small city in New Zealand, while the other grew up in one of the biggest cities in China. The duo come together as a marriage of different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences to create something unique, punchy, and eager to be heard.

Samuel and Micaela met at music school and began writing songs together in 2017, forming Lhasa. After penning their first song, ‘Birdsong’, they knew that they were onto something special. Like the coming together of two completely different lives, their music is a combination of an organic acoustic sound and a penchant for rock music. Their striking harmonies and poetic songwriting provide an immersive, emotional experience.

Music Submission, Thad Requet

Thad Requet new album Dark Corners Of My Mind
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Thad Requet

Thad Requet is an independent singer/songwriter from Northeast Missouri. The song is titled "Down By The River" and is on the new album 'Dark Corners Of My Mind' featuring 12 new original songs. "Down By The River" can be found on Thad's Reverbnation page.

Music Submission, The Key Rocks

The Key Rocks
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The Key Rocks

Solo project The Key Rocks offers inspiration to anyone that has a scratch of inspiration to write music that it is absolutely possible to record and release it with decent production quality and without breaking the bank.

The work of Irishman Kevin Murphy, the Americana Irish rock project sees limited production as he keeps it simple with his LoFi approach to acoustic-influenced rock.

We took a listen to The Line, from the recent album Love & Alcohol, which opens with a laid-back winding guitar riff. Deep vocals come in over the top, with another guitar line joining in, and building up to a cool little dual guitar solo. It’s very chilled out and a nice easy listening track that’ll be sure to have you feeling mellow and chill.

The album is an interesting mixture of similarly laid-back laments and more upbeat tracks, such as the catchy opener Casanova.
We had a chat with Kevin Murphy, the man behind The Key Rocks, to find out more about his interesting approach. Give it a read below…

GR: Who are The Key Rocks?

KM: “My name is Kevin, I am a 48-year-old from Ireland who presently lives in Malaysia. I have been living in various parts of the world over the past 28 years or so and a guitar has always been close by as my travelling companion.

“The Key Rocks is a solo project that I started in 2018 that is focused on showing that music can be released by anyone, anywhere in a relatively cost-effective manner. There is too much focus in the world at the moment on overproduction, being perfect, and the expectation that everyone needs to live up to a certain image.

“I wanted to work against that concept, so with an iMac, Logic Pro, a couple of guitars and a piano in my living room, I recorded, produced and subsequently released and promoted a load of songs – one of which is The Line.”

GR: You just released The Line. What should people be expecting from the song?

KM: “This song is an expression of regret and hope when reflecting on unnecessary relationship problems. Wondering about what would happen if some things had been approached differently. What decisions might lay ahead in the relationship? Would we cross a line that could alter the course of our lives?

“Relationships are complex things, everyone has regrets, too often people can get trapped in a ‘what if?’ loop. We all need to move forward. I am prepared to wait and carry whatever burden comes with crossing certain ‘lines’ together.”

GR: How would you describe your sound to people that haven’t listened to you yet? 

KM: “I strive for a raw simple sound. I don’t agree with overproduction. Every song is recorded in a maximum of two or three takes. I play all the instruments on the single and album. I try to write honestly and all of my songs are based on direct or indirect real personal experiences and exposures over the past decades.”

GR: What influences you to write music? Any key themes or topics that you write about? 

KM: “Real-life experiences are my main motivation. I seem to be stuck on a ‘relationship’ topic at the moment. Whether remembering old experiences or reflecting on the incredible journey I have been on with my wife. I have many guitar demos but often struggle with writing of lyrics.

GR: Which bands/musicians are/have been your strongest musical influences? 

KM: “Oh dear, where to start, all music is essential to me. I started playing the piano around the age of 6 and was primarily classical trained but branched off into blues around the age of 16. I started playing the guitar at around 12, played in folk groups, some bands, some solo gigs, and also spent some years learning recorder and clarinet. So a broad base.

“The foundation influences when I was young would be Bob Dylan, John Martyn, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Janice Joplin, in my 20s it would have been The Frames, Counting Crows, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, in my 30s more like Rory Gallagher and some essential Tom Waits.

“My most recent influences would be mainly Irish bands such as Staring at Lakes, Niall McCabe Band, Jack O’Rourke, Laura Elizabeth Hughes, Foy Vance, David Keenan – an incredible bard from Ireland who is about to take the world by storm, and top of my playlist at the moment is Fontaines DC. There is incredible depth to the Irish music scene – from Punk to Rock to Jazz to Rap to Country.”

GR: What have you got coming up through the rest of 2019? New music, new gigs, recording etc…? 

KM: “I just released an album called Love & Alcohol on 1 June, which the single The Linefeatures on. There are a few other songs released from that album now CasanovaPilot Light and Take It Away. I am planning to release another EP later in the year. This one will focus on Blues. The concept that is growing is ‘me, some slide guitar, a microphone and a bottle of whiskey’ – mix it all up and see what emerges.”

GR: Anything else you’d like people to know about you/your music? 

KM: “Getting to finally release these songs has been a very positive, empowering and passionate experience. I hope that other musicians that may feel that releasing their music is a daunting task can learn from this. It is not necessary to have fancy studios and top of the range gear to record and release. Get the music out and keep moving forward – build the confidence.”

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank GigRadar for taking the time and interest in promoting new music. It means a lot to me and, hopefully, my music will reach out to a few people and mean something to them.”

You can follow The Key Rocks on Facebook and Twitter, and check out their music on Spotify and iTunes.

Music Submission, Kimmie & Johnny

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Kimmie & Johnny

Kimmie & Johnny - a'Pickin & a'Grinnin

We're Kimmie & Johnny, an Indie-Folk acoustic-electric singer-songwriter duo from Bloomington, Indiana... struggling to get heard in these days of Spotify...

We mix oldskool Folk, Rock, Country, Folk, Americana...  Our songs are high-energy, funny, romantic, edgy, political... whatever the song calls out for.

Although we have a large local and social media following (7000+), we depend on Internet Radio and podcasts to be heard.

We shine in high-energy live performance. Our EP, "a'Pickin & a'Grinnin," captures a well-produced, live radio session on Bloomington, Indiana's WFHB in any format Bandcamp supports.

Music CD, The Haunting - single, Good Morning Bedlam

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Good Morning Bedlam, song titled, The Haunting
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The Haunting - single
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The Haunting

Music Submission, Good Morning Bedlam

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Good Morning Bedlam

Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the Midwest folk scene and beyond, with shows in forty-four states. Their performances display contagious energy as members careen about the stage, jumping and dancing with a wild playfulness. They captivate their audiences night after night with tight, soaring three part harmonies, thumping kick drum, catchy violin melodies, and intricate banjo. Good Morning Bedlam released their sophomore album, Like Kings, in July of 2018. In June of 2019, GMB ended their first full touring year of two-hundred-plus shows by winning first place at the John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Competition.



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