In a special episode of this week’s Sounds of the Underground, host Johnny Zirkel chats with SharpTone Records band Dead Lakes before they perform their new EP New Language in its entirety.
The weekly alternative music TV show generally features multiple artists on each episode, but this week they chose to put a special highlight on the Seattle quintet. On New Language, the band’s first EP with SharpTone, Dead Lakes stake a claim of ownership across multiple genres, from irresistible pop and R&B to energized screamo. It’s a bold sound with huge appeal any fan of The Neighbourhood, PVRIS, or Bring Me The Horizon.
The episode is available now on YouTube and will air on CBS in select markets on 11/10.
Sounds of the Underground is the first and only alternative music show focused on exposing up-and-coming artists while showcasing them alongside major artists and international talent. Developed by Johnny Zirkel, and airing on CBS, Sounds of the Underground is seeking to bring music to a starving audience once more.
Tired of typical music industry politics keeping bands from growing, Zirkel decided to develop the show as a way to give artists of all levels the opportunity to reach new fans based solely on talent and drive, and nothing else. With the decline of festivals focused around the genre, Zirkel hopes that Sounds will fill that gap to help artists and fans connect and build relationships with each other once again. The ‘underground’ scene is not dead, and they are here to make sure it stays alive.
“Not one artist on Sounds Of The Underground had to do anything other than be talented and driven to be on the show,” Zirkel told Alternative Press. “They didn’t have to pay anything or sell tickets or win a contest or have a crazy number of followers or have a label. They just had to be talented and driven.”
Each episode will be available on YouTube and will also air on CBS in Denver, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Detroit, and Miami.
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