Silent Theory have been anything but silent in their past six years of performing and recording together, an effort that has earned them both local and national fame over the years. Fans of Nickelback, Seether and Papa Roach will find that Silent Theory meshes well with their current bands of choice and may be a new favorite indie artist in the straightforward rock genre. Leading up to their upcoming album, this sound can be heard on both their debut album, Black Tie Affair, and their latest single, “Outta My Head.”
Whoever said that forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest was sure-as-hell right. Down-home southern rockabilly duo, The Wild Fruit, out of Dothan, AL, is on a streak following the release of their latest single and video for “Slow It Down,” a preview of what’s to come on their next album. The track is also featured on WiFi PR Group’s compilation, Indie Anthems Vol. 6.
Who doesn't crave a jam in the summertime? DC Reggae Rockers, Dale and the ZDubs do. The reggae rockers are part of this year’s lineup at Camp Barefoot Music and Arts Festival next month, August 21-23. If you've never heard of Camp Barefoot, strangely enough, that's a good thing. Hidden deep in the forests of Bartow, WV, Camp Barefoot hosts one of the live-tronica, jam, and funk scene's best kept secrets. With less than 3000 in attendance, the festival fosters a close-knit and intimate setting on far less than a square mile of land.
Fans of The Cure, Joy Division, Interpol, Editors will find Flowers in Flames compelling and a surefire way to find a new favorite in an up-and-coming independent group. They’ve gained even more traction internationally than back at home, having their latest EP, Everything and Nothing, peak at No. 8 on the European alternative charts. Flowers in Flames' frontperson Cynthia Dimitroff says, “We have taken a Post-Punk foundation and given it a cutting edge sound for today."
True alt-rock fans can’t forget hearing Radiohead’s OK Computer for the first time. That album, and the passion for music that blossomed from it, was enough to form the foundation of an alt-indie rock project that defies genre stereotypes. ADMIRALS carved a niche for themselves and now attract a grounded cult-like following that extends far beyond their home city of Tulsa, OK. After a showcase at SXSW and performing over 250 shows in 30 states, they are currently working to garner still more fans with an upcoming video for their track, “I Want You,” off their debut full-length album, Amidst the Blue. The song is also featured on WiFi PR Group’s compilation, Indie Anthems Vol. 6.
As a microphone for the lonely and brokenhearted, Roymackonkey, out of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, have produced a rock sound that is fierce at its core but has a soft edge that is more soulful than your typical Aussie power rockers. With flourishes of artists like Soundgarden, Tool, Faith No More and Powderfinger, Roymackonkey deliver a sizzling breed of rock ‘n’ roll that is as much of a powerhouse as it is a heartfelt passion project for its members.
Protest and social issues are at the heart of solo artist Peter Tracy’s music. A musician out of Boca Raton, FL, Peter plays guitar, vocals and harmonica to the tune of crucial issues that the world currently faces as a way to make his mark on the world using his own heartfelt music, dedicated to what matters.
When music fans and industry tastemakers look for new artists to add to their rosters and playlists, they often turn to industry-curated indie compilations to find up-and-coming artists recognized by the media, record labels and PR companies. At NXNE last month, WiFi PR Group released its own digital mixtape, Indie Anthems Vol. 6, the latest installment in their respected indie series.
Award-winning vocalist and songwriter. Hollywood looks and the title, “Best-Dressed People in Detroit” from Hour Detroit Magazine. Featured national anthem singer for Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers. An unbelievable amount of trouble.
Also dubbed, The Oxymorons of Rock, Los Angeles indie group Wicked Saints describe their music as, “Raw, organic music with no artificial sweeteners. It’s good for you!” However, lead singer Paul McCarty follows that up with the truth, “Some is slightly toxic.” This description is appropriate for a band that melds an eclectic mix of genres and style, such as Americana, folk-rock, swampy Louisiana grooves, reggae, pop and blues—all with a constant driving beat and a heartfelt mastery of their instruments. This sound will soon be featured on WiFi PR Group’s upcoming compilation, Indie Anthems Vol. 7.