Five guys…one passion…one vision. Saved by Skarlet was founded about seven years ago by Nate and Matt Middleton in Rhode Island. Nate is currently the lead singer/rhythm guitarist, Matt is the lead guitarist, and accompanying them on this journey is Adam on drums, Ben as featured screamer, and Evan on rhythm guitar.
But where did the name Saved by Skarlet come from? I got the chance to talk to the guys and ask this question. Watch the clip below to see what they had to say!
They have been hustling and playing many shows to network and grow their reach. When asked what they would want people who have never heard of them to know, the response was that the personal investment and emotional intimacy of their music sets them apart.
While the band is still working their way to the top, they have gotten the opportunity to play with some great bands such as The Veer Union, The Protest, Spoken, and Set for the Fall. So who would they collaborate with if they had the chance? The answer was Skillet and Red as those two bands influenced them and they feel that the musical styles are so similar. I believe anything is possible so there is a good chance that one day that will happen…hint hint John Cooper.
I always like to get to know individuals better so I asked each of the guys to give me a random fact about themselves. Here is what they said!
Nate – “I really like video games” Matt – “I love working on cars and doing auto body stuff.” Adam – “I do a whole lot of theater and am into musical theater and acting.” P.S. He also loves One Direction. Ben – “I am a huge underground closet dungeons and dragons nerd.” Evan – “I like anime.”
SBS just recently released their new album “Out of Darkness” which you can find on all streaming platforms. Be sure to check it out and give them feedback on what you think! It was so great to talk to these guys so make sure to give them a like on Facebook and follow what they have going on!
In just a few short hours Deep Valleys will drop the first single off their new album “Goldhaven”. I got early access to the track “Closer to You” and I definitely think the wait has been worth it. It’s different from what they guys have put out in the past with “The Call of the Void” but the new sound is welcomed and done very well. The song starts out with a catchy synth hook and made me wonder who I was listening to but as soon as Brian Naus came in on vocals it gave it the classic and distinct Deep Valleys feel. The song brings a pop punk style and has the dynamics that I love in songs.
When asked about the meaning behind this new track, guitarist John DeJac says “The song is about about the experience of going through the motions of life, feeling small, unheard, undervalued and unable to make a difference. Feeling frankly like “What do you want from me, God?” As the song progresses into the chorus the eyes are turned back to God and resolving at the truth that simply drawing closer to God getting to know Him and His truth makes all the difference. Be close to Him is what really matters to get your life back on track.”
Be sure to listen to this song as soon as it is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other music steaming platforms. If you’re just hearing about Deep Valleys check out their social media and this video of their most recent worship cover of “Reckless Love”
I recently heard of Postcards from the Moon and my life has now been changed. First off the name is legit and I hope they have postcards with a picture of the moon at their merch table (If not you’re welcome for the idea. Send me one.). I met their bassist Gilbert at a show in Buffalo and if the rest of the guys in this group are just like he is, a whole lot of cool is coming out of San Antonio, TX. The guys just dropped a new single of their upcoming EP “Me Without You” which is set for release on April 5th. The single which is titled “Just Make Sure You’re Happy” takes me back to 2007 when I listened to Mayday Parade and Yellowcard. Between the vocals and violin I could listen to this song over and over, and to be honest I have. Since the release, it has been picked up by many outlets and was even featured by Alternative Press.
When asked about the band and their upcoming album Gilbert said “The band has been through some rough times, but this past year since March of 2018 has been nothing but hard work and dedication . I’m proud of this final product and I can’t wait for everyone to hear our stories.”
I can’t speak for everyone else but I know that I am anxiously awaiting the release of the sophomore EP from this group. Check out the video below and drop a comment on this post to let me know what you think of it! Also make sure to head over to their facebook page and give it a like to stay up to date with what they have going on!
A Martyr’s Oath just dropped a three song EP called “Ignorance is Woe” and all I can say is I’m intrigued. This is the first time hearing these genres mixed. I am a fan of spoken word tracks but this sermon jam over hardcore really mixes things up. Released through Raven Faith Records, these tracks mix Pat’s original music with sermon excerpts from Dr. Kent Hovind.
This is Pat’s first release in seven years and I think this release will definitely get people talking about him again. I look forward to see what he has in store for the future. These songs can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp or can be listened to on Youtube. Go check out his website for more information about what Pat and his band are all about!
Track List: 1. American Tattoo 2. Ship of Fools 3. 50 Million 4. The Flatlander 5. That Sweet Song 6. Home (Away from Home) 7. Take Me to the River 8. Hello June 9. Mountain Song
Label: Independent Producer: Karl Maciag
When you buy an album I am certain that you gravitate to a few songs that you deem your favorites. I can remember picking up a new CD because it had that one song I loved. I would listen to that song on repeat, learn all the lyrics, tell others about it, but wouldn’t give the time of day to the rest of the songs. With that being said, every now and then an album comes along where I enjoy every song. I will listen to it from front to back without skipping a track. “That Sweet Song” is one of those albums.
This album by Fuzzy and the Rustbelts is a complete package musically. This release has an old school country / Americana feel, and covers the dynamical spectrum. There are upbeat tracks such as “50 Million” and “Hello June” as well as calmer acoustic tracks like “Home (Away From Home)” and “American Tattoo”.
When you listen to this album you can hear the soul, emotion, and passion in Fuzzy’s voice. It seems that this sound came naturally and nothing was forced when putting it all together. When asked about the album, Fuzzy himself said that “the theme began to become clear….Mountains, Rivers, God. Mountains are the ultimate hurdle. We all need to climb mountains and cross rivers to overcome our fears. But more importantly we all need to pray and realize that we can’t do it alone. This album encompasses so many thoughts, stories, and feelings that ultimatley make up the all American experience.”
This album is set to release February 15th and they are holding a release show on that date at The 9th Ward in Buffalo. I have heard that it is sold out but if there is a way you can get to that show I would definitely recommend it. I have not gotten the chance to see them live but I look forward to the day I do. Make sure to check out their website and facebook page for upcoming events and news! https://www.facebook.com/fuzzyandtherustbelts/ https://www.fuzzyandtherustbelts.com