On first listening to ‘Splashdown’ by Heron, I’m reminded of Joe Satriani’s track, ‘Always With Me, Always With You’, from his breakthrough 1987 album, ‘Surfing With The Alien’. There’s also elements that suggest Mark Knopfler’s ‘Going Home’, from the film ‘Local Hero’. There’s maybe even a hint of Tommy Emmanuel there. None of this is to suggest Heron’s piece is derivative, but rather, it’s an indication of the incredible quality of the track.
Seattle based brother-sister duo, The Native Sibling, are comprised of Ryan and Kaylee Williams. Growing up playing music in different places, the pair started writing and singing together after years apart, after singing informally in a pub in Ireland. That night showed them that their individual musical desires were at a crossroads, and that what they really wanted – and needed – to do was play together.
The Cutthroat Brothers have been called “The Sweeney Todds Of Rock” because of their razor-sharp riffs and dangerously catchy songs. The pair, based in Tacoma, Washington, are both veterans of a regional rock scene, with Donny Paycheck formerly playing drums for Zeke (a hardcore band who made their name playing with Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, and Mudhoney among others).
Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Minus The Bear have carved out their own unique place in the world of music over their 15 year career. They have recently released the video for their track, ‘Last Kiss’, which is the opening track on the band’s sixth studio album, ‘VOIDS’, via Suicide Squeeze Records.