SLEEPWAR & NOTHING ON THE MOON DUAL EP RELEASE SHOW

Atlas Artist Group Presents

SLEEPWAR & NOTHING ON THE MOON DUAL EP RELEASE SHOW

FLIGHT OF RYAN, NEW CHUMS

Fri, March 16, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:45 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

SLEEPWAR
SLEEPWAR
Hailing from the desert expanse of Phoenix, Arizona, indie rock band Sleepwar pushes indie rock to another level by combining new wave and synth-pop influence with lyrics speaking to addiction, recovery and the inherent struggles of modern life.
Sleepwar is led by Roger Willis (vocals) with Tim Woodbridge (producer, keys), James Allen (bass), Mark Pfister (guitar), and Brendan McGuinness (drums).

Utilizing lush synthesizer soundscapes, Sleepwar produces a unique sound that is both familiar and completely original. Fans of the five-piece rock outfit have likened their music to that of Tame Impala, the Killers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Local Natives.

Sleepwar’s self-released initial EP, When We Were, due for an early 2018 release, was recorded, mixed, and produced by Cory Spotts (Job For A Cowboy, The Maine, Bless the Fall, Greeley Estates) at BLUElight Audio Media in Phoenix, AZ.

Sleepwar was formed in 2015 when seasoned musician Roger Willis (Something Left To Learn, Namesake, Goodbye Tomorrow) sought a new project focused on songwriting and collaborated with aspiring producer Tim Woodbridge, who had been composing with vocal placement in mind. Willis shared their rudimentary recordings to longtime friend James Allen, who immediately loved the new sound.

Allen joined Sleepwar as bassist and co-lyricist, where his former struggles with addiction and drug abuse became the foundation for early songs like The Jaywalker. Though Allen’s words drew from his personal demons, the lyrics would resonate with Willis and Woodbridge who had experienced both personal and familial alcohol and drug addiction. While the founding members of Willis, Woodbridge and Allen would remain constant, the band’s evolution from garage to indie rock new wave brought to the lineup several talented musicians, eventually finding balance with current drummer Brendan McGuinness and guitarist Mark Pfister.
NOTHING ON THE MOON
NOTHING ON THE MOON
These days are stranger and these places I'll let go, we're going downtown." Nothing On The Moon, a 4 piece indie fuzzed, groove rock, sax band began as a last resort in a small house in downtown Mesa, Arizona. Brandon Simoes (Guitar/ Vocals) and Joey Wilson (Drums) conceived the group from the ashes of fallen projects with bass player and best friend, Mason White, who can be caught frequently without shoes and a four string in hand. Not long after their jams began, the band was then accompanied by Richelle Heinauer (Saxophone/Keyboards), creating a fresh dynamic on stage. In October 2015 the band released their debut EP "Till The Sun Comes Up", and is currently working on a full release.
FLIGHT OF RYAN
FLIGHT OF RYAN
NEW CHUMS
NEW CHUMS
Tuolumne (pronounced to-wall-a-me) is not just the northern California County where front man, Seth Boyack, grew up. As he developed his love for music, learned to play guitar, and sang in the choir, he also began to set his sights on fronting his own band. Now as the singer/guitarist/songwriter for New Chums, it was only fitting to name the band’s debut EP, Tuolumne (released September 2015) for the place where it began.

New to the Phoenix, Arizona music scene after playing guitar for indie rock bands in Salt Lake City, Austin, and assorted northern California cities, Seth began the inevitable Craigslist search to build his own band. From the Boston music scene came drummer Ben Hedlund – a solid indie rock drummer with a nice resume, and plenty of song arrangement ideas.

They began sifting through Seth’s catalog of songs to get a set together, and start playing shows around Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. It would be from this selection of songs that New Chums would choose the first five to head into the studio and record the aforementioned EP. With Curtis Grippe (Dead Hot Workshop) producing, the band quickly recorded their indie rock debut in a week’s time during the summer of 2015. While spending the next couple of months mixing and mastering the EP, the band continued to work on solidifying their live show taking any dates they could get.

After only a couple months since the release of Tuolumne on CD, iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora, the New Chums began to gain some traction with online radio play, excellent reviews, and the growth of their fan base. With an eye on larger shows, the band brought in guitarist Matt Lloyd, from Phoenix, to fill out the sound with clever guitar leads, and school the band in all things basketball.

With comparisons to Interpol, Jimmy Eat World, the Strokes, and others, new fans of the band should keep an eye open for New Chums in Arizona clubs. The band plans to begin touring the east and west coasts, as well as playing festivals.

"’Come On, Come On’ is an ideal power pop song in no uncertain terms.”
– Phoenix New Times, October 29, 2015

“…an impressive debut fresh out of the box.”
– Java, November 2015
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/