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Addictions and Other Vices Podcast *Special ReverbNation Top 10 Countdown!

Today 8am-10am EST 8pm-10pm EST and Saturday 10am-12pm EST

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We recently ran a contest with ReverbNation and had close to 2500 entries.

From this list we have narrowed down to our Top 10 finalists for our Bombshell Radio Top 10 Countdown our top choice will receive an #interview w/Alex Green and a #magazine write up on
Stereo Embers Magazine,

We hope you enjoy!
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Tonight it’s our Bombshell Radio Top 10 Countdown for July . This time I had the assistance of 5 Presenters who also air their show on Bombshell Radio. Alex Green ( The Heart Goes Boom, Stereo Embers) Brandon Charles Alternate Universe (Alternate Universe ) Jazzamatazz Retro Dj mixes of many groovy styles of music (Jazzamatazz) and Skipthedj Radio Hootenanny & Ska Party Radio) and Special Guest judge returning this month Bernard Frazer of Church of Trees & Taxi

Below In the comments section I will include insights and reviews of our Top 10 from Bernard.

All of these artists stood out to us and deserve to be recognized. As usual on the show we’ll check artists Facebook profiles and try to enlighten ourselves and our listeners with any background of our chosen 10. We’re looking for likes, interests, and influences. Then as a way of saying thank-you to the artist we will let their favourites dictate our playlist tonight by playing one of their choices This is Addictions and Other Vices 583 – Bombshell Radio Top 10 Countdown.

We hope you enjoy!

  1. Looking After Number One / Boomtown Rats
  2. Out Of The Blue / ARCAVES
  3. Sunshine (Way That You Move ) / Wojo
  4. Abuse Me / Silverchair
  5. Let Me Drive / 4 Alarm
  6. For You / Viennie V
  7. in Waves / Neon Cities
  8. Positively Lost Me / The Rave-Ups
  9. Aeroplane / Leon of Athens
  10. Yet Again / Grizzly Bear
  11. Say That You Love Me / Single By Sunday
  12. This Ain’t A Scene Its An Arms Race / Fall Out Boy
  13. Panic / The Smiths
  14. Pieces / Sum 41
  15. Monkey Wrench / Foo Fighters
  16. All From Nothing/ Space
  17. All the Small Things / Blink 182
  18. Under My Skin / December Fades
  19. In My Place / Coldplay
  20. Mambo No 6 / Sad
  21. High And Dry / Radiohead
  22. All You Have To Say / Ian Ash
  23. Undone (The Sweater Song) / Weezer
  24. Butterflies / Chaylyn
  25. OneRepublic – Counting Stars
  26. One / U2

10 . Sunshine (Way That You Move) by Wojo

Wojo’s bio says that he is “rooted in alternative rock, dipped in coffee-shop acoustic, a dash of grunge with a smooth melodic finish”. Well, the coffee-shop acoustic and smooth melodic references certainly hold true in his song Sunshine. It is a slickly produced pop track that may have more Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieiber about it than alt-rock and grunge. Regardless, it is a fun and cleverly-crafted track that is bound to crop up on pop playlists everywhere. Nicely done.

9. Let Me Drive / 4 Alarm

Known as Southern California’s premier dance/party band, “4 Alarm” is led by singer Viennie V, who is already a known commodity as a solo artist! Her tracks “How Could You” and “For You” reached 29 and 47 respectively on the Billboard charts! I am certain that Let Me Drive will follow suit. It is a crazy-fun upbeat hook-filled pop banger that left me wanting more!

8. in Waves by Neon Cities

Neon Cities is a Synthwave/Nu-Disco duo from Denver, Colorado, who say that they unapologetically draw on musical nostalgia. And their track “in Waves” does just that. The track is an 80’s synth pop retro-infused viber, but I admit that it caught me a little off guard. Unlike most synthpop songs, the vocals don’t start until 1 minute in. And, they don’t hang around long. Before you know it, you’re dipped back into a great swath of instrumental synthwave, which gives you lots of time to slowly sway on the dance floor. As their bio notes, this is a track that could “fit right into the credits rolling on a John Hughes film.” Agreed!

7. Aeroplane / Leon of Athens

You can’t deny the delightfully soft European influences in the music of Greek indie-pop star, Leon of Athens. As Britain’s The Guardian newspaper says, his tracks are “brainy pop inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci, inflected with electronic, folk and other flavours”. Brainy but beautiful, these songs have turned him into a huge star in Greece and the rest of Europe. It is only a matter of time before North America catches on!

6. Say That You Love Me / Single By Sunday

The Glasgow boy-band Single By Sunday have the distinction of being crowned Scotland’s Best Unsigned Band, and for good reason. Their single “Say That You Love Me” charges out of the gate with sizzling hooky guitar licks and raw power! It is an upbeat pop-punk-esque song that is reminiscent of Blink 182 and Treble Charger. I’m hooked! More please!

5. Space by All From Nothing

Hailing from Emporia Kansas, All From Nothing is a kick-butt 4 piece Alt-rock outfit, whose killer single-note guitar licks, pile-driver pop-punk chordal guitar, and glorious plaintive vocals had me from note one. The track “Space” is a perfect platform for lead singer Jeff Kitselman to parade his raw, emotive vocals and showcase the band’s prowess. Loved it!

4. Under My Skin by December Fades

“Under My Skin” is a delicious, ultra cool, moody, downtempo groove by California’s “December Fades”. Musically, it reminds me of another wonderfully mercurial Calfornia band, “Of Verona”. December Fades is actually multi-instrumentalist, Kevin Rogers, who has a knack for designing dark, ethereal soundscapes fused with heartfelt, poetic lyrics and memorable melodies. This is definitely my kind of track!

3. Mambo No 6 / SAD

Not to be confused with the Lou Bega’s 1999 song, Sad’s Mambo Number 6 is a quirky, contemporary, fun track with bright, punchy Panic At The Disco-esque vocals. It is an excellent fusion of fun guitar licks, swirling synths, solid hooks, and witty lyrics. It is fresh, hip and on repeat!

2. All You Have To Say / Ian Ash

Okay, I’ll come clean. “All You Have to Say” put a permanent smile on my face. This beautifully cratfed Weezer homage by Wisconsin’s Ian Ash, ticked every box. From the exceptional sonic references and clever lyrics to the sheer overall fun of the song. All I have to say is I wish I’d written it!

1. Butterflies by Chaylyn

Butterflies by Chaylyn starts as a simple, sweet melody over guitar and cello, which always gets me. Enter some delicious sparse piano to help the vocal float through the ether, and this pretty little number completely captivated me with its simplicity and innocence. From Rockville, Indiana, the faith-based singer-songwriter, Chaylyn says “Music is meant to be felt; it is therapy.” She says she hopes to use her past of abuse and shame to create music that reaches and inspires others. Though I’m not normally a fan of Christian music, this track is fresh, upbeat and engaging, without any preachiness. Superb work!

Bombshell Top Ten By Bernard Frazer of Church of Trees The latest Church of Trees album “The Dark & The Light” is available on Bandcamp, as well as Spotify, Apple Music and most other streaming services

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