A singer songwriter from Chicago Illinois releasing his first single Broken Memories, an instant hit locally. With an album on the horizon, the future looks bright for the 18 year old Chicago kid.
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Flynn Tanner is a sort of musical mastermind, and with his breakout single ‘Let’s Talk About’, he captures the tangible energy of summer fun. His ability to convey emotion and energy is immediately evident on Let’s Talk About – but where he shines most is in his ability to take that energetic feeling that everyone has experienced and musically evolve it into an electrifying expansive experience.
The Solemates have been playing and performing for over 20 years. They have truly eclectic tastes, performing a mix of classical, folk, country, rock, blues, jazz…and anything else they feel like. “Songs of Freedom” is an upcoming album in the works.
Sleep deprived indie punk trio from Atlanta, GA. Though often found in the back corner of an Atlanta bar, the timid yet charming indie punk unit leave their mark on the world with their debut LP, “This Will Begin to Make Things Right” out now.
At a time when too much technology and too many stylists have paralyzed rock & roll with a synthetic sheen, Lede’s approach to songwriting is raw and honest. The music is well crafted with subtle references to a multitude of genres. This catalog of songs should solidify Lede’s place as a songwriter in his own right. The inspirations and personal demons create a biography of true stories set to music. The end result is a collection of stirring and evocative songs. An Act of Defiance is available on CD, and all major streaming services.
The DML Conspiracy is driven with a guttural sense of purpose and determination to forge their own and leave behind a legacy of quality music that will live well beyond their time.
From the ashes of a disbanded DML Cartel, singer/songwriter, Dodd Michael Lede, formed the DML Conspiracy out of necessity. “It was time to put together a band in order to play these songs live,” Lede admits. “I had been writing and recording these songs over the span of a four-year period. I wanted someone else, outside of my inner circle, to hear what I had been doing.”
With a full assortment of instrumentation, including two guitarists, Landyn Lyerla and Lance Stephens, coupled with Steve Green on keyboards and backing vocals, all areas of the sonic spectrum were covered. Add the solid rhythm section of Marty Flynn on drums and Shawn Carr on bass, and you have an unstoppable force. The cherry on top is the addition of female lead vocalist Shawna Cole.
What Lede created, was a band that possessed a desire to go the distance. This is a group of musicians with diverse influences that reach well outside the traditional territory of rock music.
The DML Conspiracy consists of common denominators that gravitated to each other because they understand that music is more than just a soundwave drifting through the in-betweens of inner space. It is a deep rooted calling that drives them to carry it one step, or possibly several steps, forward, to leave it as a calling card for future generations to pick it up and continue the process.
Their new release, An Act Of Defiance, contains fourteen tracks that dig deep into the soul of Lede’s musical core. Each song telling a story about the inner-turmoil of individual suffering, as evident on songs like California, Secret To The Grave, and Cancer, to relationships (All I Need, Butterfly Tattoo), and a tribute to Elton John, with a stellar rendition of Rocket Man.
By aligning their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic, The DML Conspiracy has stepped outside the cookie-cutter trap that most bands fall into, not to invent a new genre, but to create a musical experiment that breaks down genre-stereotypes and unites listeners with a diverse range of musical flavors to suit all tastes.
Musically speaking, An Act Of Defiance is dark, moody, and confident, but if you strip back the electric guitars, and the driving rhythms, the bare essentials of each song would still tread water well enough to be recognized for what they are; truly great songs.
With this release, Lede breaks through the plastic to capture the soundtrack to his life’s endeavors. An Act Of Defiance has attitude, and it has passion. There is a sense of maturity about the songwriting, but there is no mistaking the underlying influences. With his signature sound, Lede continues to wear his rock & roll past on his sleeve like a badge of honor.