Tune Tuesday | New Zealand

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We’re finally on New Zealand! Since I only used one band in last year’s post, I was able to save both acts for this one. I did enjoy sharing that post about Saving Grace and putting it on Twitter for the band, they retweeted it and loved it just as much! It made me feel very happy to spread the word about their music! That’s all I want to do as a music blogger is share what I find on whatever platform I find new stuff and make sure somebody has listened to them. Sharing music is like collecting Pokemon, you gotta catch them all!

I’m starting with the band Like A Storm first. I first heard their music on Sirius XM Octane with their single “Love The Way You Hate Me” and I literally love everything about that song! Ugh!! The introduction and the use of the didgeridoo! I love anything that is a tiny bit unique and this fits me completely! I think it took me a couple of weeks after they started playing it, and they were playing it a LOT because everybody was loving it as well! After a couple of months, they released another song called “Wish You Hell” and I really wanted my dad to listen to it so I actually forced him to hear it, but he didn’t like it as much as I thought he would and I thought he would really like it, it’s in his style that mostly listens to on his truck, phone. I can’t win them all! Back in May, while I was busy on Spotify looking for more music. I found out that the band had already released their album “Awaken The Fire” in January! Guess who felt like the dumbass?!?! Yup, me! I still haven’t managed to listen to it all, but I will. It sounds pretty badass with the few I did hear so that’s a good sign!

The second act, well artist is of course Lorde. She was only supposed to be part of my “femme fatale” theme a few months ago, but I couldn’t find the words to write that blog post so I left it for another day and today is that day! I found Lorde’s music in the same way everybody else did, through the radio after they started playing “Royals” religiously. I had to take my time to find my love for it but it was only a few days before that happened! I actually like her album, I don’t necessarily love it because several of her songs on “Pure Heroine” are a little boring to me. Do you remember a year maybe after her album came out and started winning awards in the “Best Rock” category? Everybody was basically outraged because she wasn’t a rock artist clearly. I thought about it one night and I remembered about artists from the 50’s and 60’s artists, groups that sounded more pop like Ray Charles, he quite a few rock based awards even though the music didn’t sound like rock music at all. People seem to forget that before the gritty guitars and harsh screams, there were bandstands winning these awards back in the day!

Love The Way You Hate Me – Like A Storm

Team – Lorde

Tune Tuesday: New Zealand

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It’s another Tuesday full of heavy metal, this time we head to New Zealand. Honestly, I had two other acts for our trip to NZ but I’ve been recently introduced to this new band I found on Twitter a couple of months ago. If you talk about music on your Twitter account, you might get a lot of different bands and singers following you back randomly and/or asking you to check out their music on YouTube. Majority of the time you ignore or sometimes you actually do listen to it on the first time they say something to you. There hasn’t been very many bands that I’ve actually been interested in at the first time they’ve sent me a tweet or anything. I have been followed by random bands before, both famous and unsigned bands. It can get pretty interesting at times. When I get into a band, I want to good quality stuff, meaning I want to be able to hear everything that goes on. I mostly listen to any new music on my Spotify account. In other words, if you don’t have a Spotify file then it’s very unlikely I’ll be listening back to your stuff. Sorry!

Back to our travels though, the band that I’ve selected is called Saving Grace and they are definitely a heavy metal band. As I’ve said they come from New Zealand and they are pretty awesome! Their newest album “The Urgency” came out in January of this year. The band consists of Nicholas Tautuhi on vocals, Vasely Sapunov is on guitars, Ross McDougall is also on guitars, George White is on bass, and Shaun Anderson plays the drums. Not only are they a good band to listen to – the guys are incredibly sweet to their fans! Which is always a good thing to know when you get into a new band that you’ve never heard of before. Maybe one day I’ll get to see these guys live and meet them face to face. If you have NOT listened to Saving Grace I leave you these videos as my gift to you all. Enjoy! See you next week!

Ablaze by Saving Grace

Unbreakable by Saving Grace