THIS WEEKS – IN THE SPOTLIGHT – BANDS
November 17, 2021
THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROCKERS WHO I FEEL ARE ON THEIR WAY TO BECOMING NOTABLE ARTISTS.
I HOPE YOU’LL AGREE.
1. WINONA AVENUE – https://www.facebook.com/winonaavenue
Winona Avenue first introduced themselves at the beginning of 2019 as a mix of alternative rock and synth pop. From Indianapolis, Indiana, Winona Avenue is a two-piece band featuring brothers Daniel Deputy and David Deputy. Inspired by 2000s pop punk and 2010s pop rock, front man Daniel Deputy writes catchy melodies along with uplifting lyrics. “I choose to write music that can encourage the listener,” says Daniel. “If I didn’t write lyrics that could make a positive difference in the listener’s life, then I’d feel as if I was doing a disservice to the listener. I believe in building others up instead of tearing others down, and music is a tool that can serve this purpose.”
The brothers decided upon the band name of Winona Avenue because they grew up living on a road called Winona Drive. The name Winona Drive was already taken by a music production studio, and the band did not want to cause any confusion, so they instead decided to go by the name of Winona Avenue.
In 2020, Winona Avenue discontinued performing most live events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic, the band had a successful year and released some of their most popular singles to date, including “December Night,” “Masterpiece,” “Future Me,” and “Beautiful Beginning”
2. SALVATION JAYNE – https://www.facebook.com/salvationjayne
Having exploded onto the UK music scene, Salvation Jayne have carved themselves a reputation for their white-hot, hook-laden explosive fuzzy riffs, glossy dream pop undertones, and captivating atmospherics. The bands self-released singles have received support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Kerrang Radio, Radio X, Amazing Radio and dozens more stations in the UK and internationally. After relentlessly touring around the UK, Salvation Jayne now have several sold out headlining shows under their belts, adding to a large number of past support slots with bands including The Subways, Milk Teeth, Saint Agnes and Rews. As a forward-thinking alt-rock band they have made a name for themselves on the UK scene due to their charisma and energetic live performances, perfectly capturing the elements of the band that fans have been so excited about. The band have recently recorded several live studio sessions, including a Dolby Atmos recording at Dean Street Studios, and a session produced by the legendary Sylvia Massy (Prince, Aerosmith, Tool, System Of A Down).
Their new debut album, “A Mouthful Of Magnificent Spite” will be released on February 18, 2022.
Their current track: A Mouthful Of Magnificent Spite
3. SILENZER – https://www.facebook.com/silenzeraustria
SILENZER are back from their festival break with their new song “Abgrund” (Abyss) and present their third single from their new album which will be released in spring 2022!
The song takes up the personal experience around the topic of suicide and love and is refined with an impressive video production. The band once again plays impressively with the metalcore and rock genre and seamlessly follows the two predecessors “Deine Nähe Tut Weh” and “eX”, which even earned the band a label deal with Drakkar Entertainment.
The melancholic – gloomy story of the video takes up the topic of suicide in an eerie and at the same time touching way and rounds off the third release of the five Austrians with powerful images!
4. BLACK SPIDERS – https://www.facebook.com/theblackspiders
When Sheffield rock heroes Black Spiders announced their hiatus in 2017, no one in their right minds would have predicted that when the good times, big balls n’ riffs rockers did return, it would be in the middle of a global pandemic. But that is, of course, exactly what happened and in March of this year, Black Spiders unleashed their highly anticipated brand new self-titled album upon an eager, locked down, rock hungry audience.
Critically acclaimed and hungrily lapped up by the Black Spiders rock starved fans, the album put the band firmly back on the map of rock, the only piece missing from the jigsaw being the opportunity to take these pulsating new songs out onto the world’s stages where they belonged. With gigs scheduled to happen right after ‘Freedom Day’ in July, the band were scuppered once again and had to cancel the dates having fallen victim to the ‘ping-demic’. Thankfully, the Black Spiders were able to finally crank out their riffs at this year’s Bloodstock Festival for a triumphant set and are now primed to tour the UK in November.
Their latest track: Stabbed In The Back
Keep on ROCKIN! \m/