Destroy Boys Embark on Sad Summer Festival Tour

Off the heels of the band’s latest single “Drink” in June, Sacramento-native punk band Destroy Boys are setting of the Sad Summer Festival tour Aug. 6 beginning in their hometown. Check out the single “Drink” below, considered to be an exploration of addiction and comfort.

Destroy Boys are a three-piece band founded by Violet Mayugba (guitar/vocals) and Alexia Roditis (vocals/guitar). Rounded out by drummer Narsai Malik they have been redefining West Coast punk, making waves from the California shoreline to the UK. In addition to having racked up over 60 million streams, their music can be heard in “Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2” game, and Tik Tok has embraced them to the tune of 20 thousand user-made videos and over 3.5 million views. 

Destroy Boys will be heading down to Anaheim on Aug. 7 at City National Grove Tour. Violet spoke to Enter the Venture about the upcoming show:

ETV: What did you miss most from not being able to perform or watch live shows for more than a year?

Violet: I definitely miss the energy from the crowd the most. Being able to look out and see the crowd’s faces with everyone dancing is so special.

ETV: What do you look forward to most about the Sad Summer Festival?

Violet: Meeting new people and playing with bands we’ve never played with before!

ETV: What do you enjoy most about performing Southern California shows?

Violet: SoCal has a special energy since there are so many different areas. No matter where you’re playing, you always get a great crowd!

The band have been outspoken advocates for a myriad of social justice issues, especially when it comes to racial equality, LGBTQA+ rights and inclusion for all, which is prevalent in their music, their actions, and how they use their platform.  Simply being two-thirds female and fronted by a queer woman is uncommon in a scene traditionally dominated by straight men.

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Adry’s Long Musical Journey Results with “Well”

For anyone who’s looking for an atmospheric song with contemplative lyrics, look no further than Adry’s latest single “Well,” which soars high and wide with a catchy chorus and sounds buttery-crisp with top-notch production. Check out the song on Spotify here or check out the lyric video below:

Adry’s been releasing music for more than a decade now, but fans have been waiting a while for a new release. He explains how “Well” became to be:

“I’ve been on a journey with music over the years and this track is pretty much the product of that,” Adry said. “I penned the lyrics in a Berlin hotel room and recorded it at studios in London and the USA. Writing on the road opens up a whole new world of inspiration, fusing different cultures and emotions.”

The result is a song with strong lyrics that tell a tale and instrumentals that are clearly defined. It begins with a somber tone and shadowy synths as Adry’s distinctive voice comes in with a sense of longing and desire. The listener is then welcomed to the chorus like a shine of light, as it brightens the song up with hope and inspiration but still hangs onto vulnerability, as he sings “back into a dream while I’m getting scared.” The differences between the light and dark seem to be a big theme of the song and it reflects in the tone as well as with the message. The breakdown solo showcases delicate yet heartfelt guitar that can be a sign of how the person in the song is feeling.

Overall, “Well” has a range of emotions to keep anyone engaged for many repeat listens. Hopefully, this track is a sign for more future music from Adry to drop soon. We look forward to his upcoming releases and we will be adding “Well” to our newest Pop-Rock playlists!

Be sure to follow Adry on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.

Joey Flats Delivers a Hit with “WASTED”

Joey Flats’ latest track “WASTED” is a surprising departure from the rapper’s previous work. Tapping into an alternative rock nerve, the song’s electric sounds and heartfelt vibes will delight dedicated fans and newcomers alike. Check out the song below:

“WASTED” is a well composed song with catchy hooks, clean guitars and fluid vocals all wrapped up in top-notch production. The immersive lyrics give a sense of desperation, which leads to multiple listens, leaving a lasting impact on the listener. The words capture a moment in a relationship and exposes the vulnerability we feel when we depend on others.

It’s always interesting to hear an artist create music in different genres. The clear production and vocal overlays found in rap and Hip-Hop come through here nicely and show that distortion and soaring guitar solos aren’t always needed to make a solid rock song. The overall sound of this track would not be out of place in a skate-pop-punk mixtape. If you’re looking for fast, youthful and awesome, look no further than “WASTED.”

We look forward to hearing more from Joey Flats and we’re curious to see what genre he jumps into next. To see and hear more of Joey, click here.

Depression and Suicide Highlighted in “The Note in Her Hand”

Love Letters From Space has released “The Note in Her Hand,” a new song that brings awareness to depression and suicide. Check out the song below:

Upon first listen, the track begins with a cheerful vibe as harmonious vocals and a melodic piano line flow in. Though it quickly becomes apparent this song has a deeper meaning, with the “note” from the title being the suicide note from a girl. The lyrics transform into the note itself, illustrating the hardships that many people battling depression go through, such as only having one way out and seeing the world better off without them. It is clear the song wants to bring awareness to this topic, and it does so in a tactful way.

At this point, the song picks up with a driving guitar and upbeat drums. Love and support become the theme here with a lyrical focus on searching for ways to deal with depression. The video shows some popular figures who seemed to have it all yet still succumbed to committing suicide, truly illustrating the fact that mental problems can affect anyone.

The song had a goal of bringing awareness to a subject that many wouldn’t address, being bold in its approach yet still providing entertaining value in the musical talent on display, which is nothing short of outstanding. In the end, the song accomplishes what it sets out to do. Bravo on the singing, instrumental performances and spotlight on a serious issue affecting many people today. We look forward to hearing more from Love Letters From Space.

Gregory Dillon’s Synthwave “Swing Swing” cover is Transcendent

The distinct voice of Gregory Dillon paired with chillwave synths merge to form a nostalgia-inducing cover of the emo pop band The All-American Rejects’ “Swing Swing.” Check out the song below:

The track opens with a spacey vibe as Gregory’s clear and mighty voice instantly captivates, reconstructing the original song’s rock setting into an enlightening chamber of self-discovery. It’s easy to lose track of space and time as the extraordinary sensation of the cover is expansive and ethereal yet personal and vulnerable. Gregory’s ability to meld his potent voice without overtaking from the smoother instrumentation is a balance that confirms his skill of understanding song composition and what is needed to make the best possible art.

Every cover song attempt offers many possible varying end results based on the artist’s skill and intention, and clearly Gregory knows what works for him if he can take an alternative rock anthem and transform it into something he call his own. “Swing Swing” has been given new life with this Synthwave version and will surely lead to a continuing avenue of creativity for the rising star.

To listen to more of Gregory Dillon’s music, be sure to check out his Instagram, Facebook and YouTube