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Monday 4 May 2015


by Lauren W

It is very rare for me to write a music review here on ATL, but I just couldn't help myself.

Tús Nua are a brand new band from Zagreb, Croatia, although they sound as though they've been performing for a lifetime.

Their sound is already so mature sounding and professional that you'd never know this band was only founded in September of 2014.

This duo is formed of Jordi (guitar/bass/synth/vocals) and Marija (bass/guitar/synth/vocals). Whilst listening to their first EP, "Existence", one cannot go without comparing them to a more modern, female Placebo (a great compliment, in my eyes).

The catchy, edgy rhythm and vocals within each of their songs causes the mind to jump to television and film soundtracks. When I first listened to track #2 on the EP ("Flowing Around"), I couldn't help but think that it wouldn't go amiss as part of a soundtrack to an angsty, sexy television show, such as True Blood or even The L Word.

On their freshman EP, guest drummer Emerge Dora seems to 'get' the band's persona and the way they want to come across, providing extremely fitting beats and clashes to create a sturdy scaffold for each of the tracks.

Self-labelled as 'hard to describe' in terms of genre, the band position themselves as somewhere between alt-rock and shoegaze; or at least a mixture of both, if you will.

It should also be noted that although this twosome hail from Croatia, they sing all of their original songs in the English language. Unfortunately, some listeners are turned off when they cannot understand the lyrics to a song. Personally, I'd listen to Tús Nua even if they sang in German, Arabic, or Zulu - their music is really that good.

You can get a FREE download of Tús Nua's "Existence" EP or listen to it online (also for free!) over at Don't miss this.

Friday 1 May 2015

Former Queer "AMERICAN IDOL" Contestant Releases New Album



Los Angeles, CA - Pop Singer Dario has announced the release of his 7th studio album, "Revolution (Deluxe)”.  The highly anticipated album drops May 5, 2015 on Amazon, iTunes and all other major music streaming sites and select retail stores.

Revolution is being re-released off the back of the hugely successful Evolution album last year and features new songs including a Spanglish version of the hit “Save You”. The first single “Backlash” already broke the Top 40 in its first week snatching the #28 slot on the National Independent Digital Radio Chart!

The Tucson AZ native has been on a meteoric rise to success. The former American Idol contestant got his early start at a Search for Stardom convention, and was invited to audition for a handful of independent record labels. Since then, he’s toured with Beyonce in her Destiny’s Child days, opened for Ashanti, and sold nearly a million albums. 

In the 10 years he’s been in the business, he’s recorded 7 albums, had two headlining tours and a single, “Fallback,” get some major radio play. Dario’s last album "Evolution" hit the top 100, then the top 50, and broke through the Top 10, hitting number four. He went on a seven-month-long 62 tour dates nationwide - with about 80 percent of “Evolution” tour stops being Pride events. The LA based pop singer nearly double attendance at Lexington 2014 Pride Event and repeated the phenomenon at the close of the tour in Sarasota, FL.

His Evolution tour was building off of the success of Dario: Undiscovered and the series’ 2.5 million viewers. The singer filmed his trials of the music business for the reality show "Dario Undiscovered," which broadcast online its inaugural season. The show was originally slotted to go to a television network for season two, but Dario declined so he could focus on "Evolution.”

While his highly anticipated seventh album titled Revolution (Deluxe) will hit stores nationwide and iTunes May 5, Dario’s schedule won’t be slowing down any time soon. He’s now in the process of solidifying tour dates for 2015 - Dario will once again hit the road to promote the new album with a first stop June 25 in Deming, NM.

Pre-order on Amazon: HERE.

For more information visit Dario’s official website at: