On average I get 100 emails every week from independent artists and PR folks asking me to take a listen to, and review the “next best thing to hit the airwaves”.
I am not mocking – on the contrary, I always respect that people have time and faith to get in touch ... but ... the fact of the matter is, very rarely does the “next best thing” ever land in my inbox.
The Mylars, however, are this years first exception to the rule!
It could be the fact that the UK was bypassed by summer in 2017, and this album of poppy punky sunshine showered tunes, has hit a vitamin D starved spot on my soul, but I defy anyone who listens to it, to not be compelled to
a) tap their feet b) smile c) turn it up .
I hadn’t heard of the group until today, but it would seem that collectively they are far from being unknown in their native home of Union, New Jersey..
Described as a “super charged rock and roll outfit”, The Mylars were founded by vocalist/guitarist Danny Roselle (ex Crash Moderns) and long time collaborator, vocalist/bassist Quig.
As the lead singer/songwriter for The Crash Moderns, Danny toured theUS and Canada for several years, sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in rock music, including The Goo Goo Dolls, Lifehouse, Bowling For Soup, and Bon Jovi and is currently one of the main songwriters for The History Channel hit television show, American Pickers; whilst Quig is responsible for being the creator and manager of the worlds first ‘little person’ rock group, The Little Kingz – made famous in Ben Stiller’s movie Zoolander ; and drummer, Chris O’Hara, can also be seen in episodes of HBO’s popular series, The Sopranos.
TV and Film credits aside, their musical debut as The Mylars, is well worth a listen.