David Taylor released new single titled 'Battered' which is nominated for the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

The new single, by promising 21 year-old has been shortlisted for the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition alongside a number of notable figures such as The Veronicas, Dean Lewis and Zedd.

It’s obvious to see why ‘Battered’ received the positive attention that it did considering the powerful message behind the track. It details the struggle of being stuck in an abusive relationship and not feeling strong enough to leave. David’s voice tells the story, starting softly and building into the decision where it’s time to leave.

Watch the music video for the track here. It is beautifully created with a bittersweet ending.

If you loved this single as much as I did, make sure to check out David’s single ‘Nervous’ here, it’s the best music video i’ve seen in a while!

Aaaand if you loved ‘Nervous’ too, check out his other music and catch him on his ‘Chapter Two Tour’. He’ll be visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. For ticket information, visit his website davidtaylormusic.com.au

With Confidence release music video for ‘Pâquerette (Without Me)’

With Confidence members Jayden Seeley, Inigo Del Carmen, Josh Brozzesi

The video for this one is a little emotional, and by the comments left on the video it’s fair to say that we’re not the only ones that had tears in our eyes.

The music video shows clips from friends, fans and strangers writing down what they wished they could tell someone who they’d lost contact with. Simply put, it’s a beautiful message. It was probably a therapeutic exercise too.

Either way, With Confidence are continuing to showcase not only their musical talent, but also their ability to connect and relate to fans.

Watch the video here.

Catch With Confidence on tour and get tickets here!

Josh Setterfield debuts new music video + single ‘Broke’, and it’s as relatable as it sounds!

You may know him as the frontman of Call The Shots, but in recent times he’s traded his pop-punk sound for some country classics, and believe me, he’s killing it.
I would definitely not consider country to be in my top genres, but there’s something about Josh’s sound that makes me want to turn up the volume and sing along, and maybe even wear a cowboy hat while doing so! Josh has already accomplished so much since the genre transition, and we can’t wait to see what else is in store for 2019!

No matter who you are, you can relate to this video whether you’ve had to fill up your car with just enough petrol to get you where you need to go, or you’ve attended a gig just because it was free. Either way, you’re not alone.

The music video is a reminder to always make the most out of your situation, even when you feel like you’re just scraping by… And to always keep an eye out for that silver lining!

Check out Josh’s music video here and be sure to share it with your friends!

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Major Moment drop single ‘Before It’s Too Late’

By Maddie Birkett

This up and coming Boston band is here to give us the reminder that we all need. We should break out of our routines, question what we’re doing with our lives and take control.

Bringing together different cultures and experiences, Major Moment are here to inspire us and encourage us to follow our dreams.

With the familiar sounds of Linkin Park, fans of the iconic band, as well as Thirty Seconds to Mars and Muse are likely to find a similar love for this band, Major Moment.

The band is scheduled to release their EP ‘One Small stEP’ on September 7th which is dedicated to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. #makechesterproud

Follow Major Moment on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and their website to keep track of the launch of their EP!

Let us know what you think of the single!

INTERVIEW: Forts Like Vana

By Maddie Birkett

Forts Like Vana will be your new music obsession! Only being together since January, the band has already established a professional sound, released an EP and are due to drop a music video within the month. They seemed to skip that awkward ‘practicing in mum’s basement and recording demos on a phone step’ and went straight to professional rockers, listen to their debut single ‘Love You Right’ and you’ll agree.

Keep your eye on this band, they’re going to be huge!

Where did the band name come from?

The story behind the name is a secret that we all swore an oath to never tell anyone about. So if one of us tells you then that person is banned for life…. super intense.

How did you all meet?

Diego: I was walking around downtown one morning and bumped into Logan and Derek on the side of the street and they were just looking really fresh. So I said, “Hey you dudes look fresh.” and then we got to talking and found out we all played music and then just decided to jam and see what happens, threw my bro Nitio in to play too and then FLV just happened.

Logan: Yeah it was pretty natural and crazy how things just worked out. Derek and I have known each other since we were kids, same with Nitio and Diego. We never heard each other play before and things came together so magically we knew this was something special.

Who are your musical influences?

O man this is a tough one. We have so many different influences it hard to pick! We love R&B, Pop, Metal, Rock, Jazz, Latin, Punk, and Hip Hop so you can catch us listening to anything along those lines.

The band has only been together since January, yet you already have such a professional sound like you’ve been doing this for years! Have you had any experience in the music industry beforehand?

Aww thanks that means a ton to hear! We’ve all been apart of different bands growing up but none of us every got too far into the industry. So this is definitely a new adventure for us.

Your first single ‘Love You Right’ brought in a lot of listeners with over 8,000 streams within the first month! Why do you think it received so much success so quickly? It’s definitely catchy!

We’re glad you like it! Writing ‘Love You Right’ was so much fun and the second we finished the song we were already so excited to release it to the world. Honestly we have no clue how the song got so many streams so quickly. We’re just happy people love it as much as we do.

You’ve classified your genre as alternative/pop but I can definitely hear some country in there! Has your location influenced your style of music at all?

Woa really? We have never heard that before lol. None of us like country at all so it’s kinda funny that we live in Music City and dislike the most popular genre here. You’ll definitely never find us jamming out to a country song.

You dropped your debut EP ‘This + This = That’ in February, what inspired the songs on the EP?

Logan: a lot of these songs were inspired from past events that we’ve been through. The cool things with these songs is that each one means something different to us and speaks to us differently. So it’s really cool to receive messages from fans telling us what these songs mean to them.

Are you planning any music videos for ‘Love You Right’, if so, what can you tell us?

Actually we just got done filming the video today! We’re really excited to release it in May. All we can say is expect to see us in our natural habitat doing the only thing we know how to do right.

You recently announced a show at The End in Nashville, what can fans expect from the show?

Derek: We love to give 200% at every show and keep that energy spreading throughout the venue. We’ve had a few venues turn us down for being to crazy on stage. I guess some people can’t handle us haha.  Expect a lot of hype, a lot of sweat, a lot of jumping off things, and a crap ton of partying.

Are you planning any new music at the moment? Or a tour?

Playing music that makes people feel good and lifting others up is the best part about being in this band. As long as we’re happy and our fans our happy then we don’t care about anything else.

Once we get the video out we’re planning some more shows and a small tour for the summer. We really just want to get our music out there for everyone to hear so if you’re reading this feel free to help spread the word!

Let us know if you’re excited for the ‘Love You Right’ video!

You can find Forts Like Vana on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify!