I recently came across this music video from Bear Arms called “Fool’s Gold” and was surprised at it’s low view count. The post-hardcore band is from Glasgow, Scotland and reminded me of the music we started promoting on PZO when it first began. Think Thursday and Thrice. They have quite a few gems on their debut album, Strength and Conviction, which you can find on BandCamp. Have a listen and pass on the video, these guys deserve way more plays.
If you have not heard “Come With Me Now” by the super cool band, Kongos then you are missing out on some extremely awesome new music. Sometimes you just know when a band has the potential to be the next hit band and sirens went off for me with these guys. They are four brothers who are from South Africa, but also grew up in London and now live in Arizona. They bring an eclectic sound to alternative music that has been missing (who doesn’t love an accordion?!).
They released their debut album, Lunatic in 2012 in other parts of the world, but it wasn’t until this year when they began receiving major recognition and re-released Lunatic through Epic Records. The album is available through iTunes and they, along with Young the Giant, will be joining Kings of Leon on their upcoming tour.