“LITTLE RAZOR BLADE” THE PINK SPIDERS
From 2006-2008, The Pink Spiders were being hyped as the “next big thing”. Appearances on MTV’s TRL, the Vans Warped Tour, Fuse’s Daily Download and Steven’s Untitled Rock Show brought the garage rock band into the spotlight. Their major label 2006 LP, Teenage Graffiti, was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars and the lead single, Little Razor Blade, has a perfect pop punk chorus. Ultimately the trio broke up then reunited in 2011 for a new single.
“UNSATISFIED” NINE BLACK ALPS
Nine Black Alps are a Manchester, England neo-grunge band who got their big break when their single, Cosmopolitan, was featured on a Madden NFL video game and an episode of One Tree Hill. They’ve been around since 2005 and their fervent fan base has kept them around based on their energetic live shows. The band opened for the Kaiser Chiefs, Weezer, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. They’ve been the talk of Coachella and the South By Southwest Festival but have yet to have their breakthrough album. Unsatisfied is an outstanding introduction to the band.