Little Us

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My favorite thing about blogging is connecting with bands and being able to help share their story and craft. One band I connected with is Little Us; a rising rock and alternative band from Connecticut created in 2012 which consists of five members. Guitar is played by Rithya Claude (who is also the vocalist) and Alex Pearson. Bass is played by Alec Iacovazzi and drums are played by Zak Fitzsimons. The last member of Little Us, Ethan Johnson, plays piano for the band, however, a few years ago, Johnson moved away from CT. Even though he moved, Johnson still comes back to play with the band and is still a member. Little Us have released three songs, “Change”, “Light of Day”, and “On and On”. When I started listening to the first song, “Change” I was already hooked before the vocals even started. Once the vocals started I was thinking this band posses something special. After listening to the other two songs, I realized this a band that clearly knows what kind of sound they are aiming for. There are prominent guitar riffs that reflect 80’s hair metal and early 90’s grunge. Little Us does an excellent job of taking 80’s and 90’s rock influences and making them modern while still keeping the nostalgia of classic 80’s sounds. When I was reflecting on what I had just listened to, I was thinking of who Little Us sounds like, and immediately, I thought of Def Leppard, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana. These are tough bands to compete with, but Little Us definitely reflects these bands and their sounds. The guitar and bass playing in all three songs are phenomenal and some of the best playing I have heard from a rising band. For fans of Sleeping With Sirens, Bring Me The Horizon, hair metal or grunge, you should absolutely check out Little Us. The three singles Little Us have currently released are a great representation of the band and they are headed in the right direction. This band has amazing potential and I hope to hear more from Little Us in the future! Below is the website for Little Us, where you can listen to their music. Also included is their Instagram and Twitter. Go give them a follow and support new music!

WEBSITE: http://www.littleusmusic.com/

INSTAGRAM: @littleus_official

TWITTER: @littleusmusic

 

 

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Future Theory-Debut EP “Fools Dream”

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I love to discover new, underground bands, and when I noticed Future Theory through Twitter, I figured “why not listen to their EP”. When listening to up-and-coming bands, many times the music can be a hit or a miss; fortunately, Future Theory is most definitely a hit. The band is from Lincolnshire, UK and is composed of Max Sander on rhythm guitar and vocals, Chris Moore on lead guitar, Jake Scarbo on bass guitar, and Rohan Parrett on drums. In October 2016, Future Theory released their debut EP Fool’s Dream.  They are an alternative rock group that has “a distinctly moody, ambient sound” which is how the band describes themselves.  Their music is absolutely moody and eery but catchy and distinct as well. Sander’s vocals perfectly match the instrumental and create a unique psychedelic sound. Fool’s Dream, although only composed of six songs, clearly captures Future Dreams’s versatility and  the type of band they are setting out to be. Although the entire EP was great, “Eye of the Storm” and “Fools’ Dream” stand out to me the most. While many of the songs are a slower tempo, Future Theory shows they can be upbeat too with their song “Listen Closely”. It is clear that Future Theory strongly cares about music which is extremely important to not only me, but is also important for succeeding in the rock and alternative music scene.  I am so happy that I came across Future Theory on Twitter and hope to hear more from them; they have gained my follow on Spotify. Future Theory can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and you can stream the EP from Spotify and their Band Camp page (I have included the link at the bottom of the post). Go and give Future Theory a follow and listen to them. You will not be disappointed.

https://futuretheory.bandcamp.com/