Alt-rocker Paula Punch releases new single ‘Move Over’

Australian alt-rocker Paula Punch has released her new official single, “Move Over.” The track comes on the heels of her popular December 2018 single, “Tonight,” August 2018 track, “Holy Water,” and her debut LP album, “Don’t Look Down,” which also dropped summer of ’18. Like the rest of her rapidly growing repertoire, “Move Over” has been proudly published on the Punch Park indie label without strings to the corporate music industry. Bluesy, rocking, and featuring a root-pure blend of acoustic and clean electric sounds beneath raw, heartfelt vocals, “Move Over” is the latest example of Paula Punch’s rise skyward .

Sydney’s Paula Punch has cited as influences Annie Lennox, Joni Mitchell, Chrissy Hind, Francoise Hardy, Bob Dylan, Ed Kuepper and Ron Sexsmith. Paula Punch’s style has range, moving from release to release with occasionally startling alacrity, and she has hinted that she expects her body of work after “Don’t Look Down” to shift. If “Move Over” represents this change, it’s one toward classic blues rock more than toward her more ’90s alternative tendencies, as the above roster of legends suggests.

In any case, captained by Punch’s strong, yet unassuming vocals, and backed by poppy bass lines and subtle, ’60s-style organ chords (think Monkees) “Move Over” by Paula Punch showcases her uniquely natural songwriting and tasteful studio production perhaps more than ever.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Move Over,” Paula Punch writes, “It speaks about a woman taking control of her life, and coming into her own power.”

This theme of feminine empowerment is one which runs throughout the Punch catalog. This makes sense, seeing as how Punch writes music organically and often gets inspiration from her own experiences, which happen to run in this vein.

I thought it was too late for me to release my music, but I soon realized that I was the main one stopping me!” writes Punch in a recent press release. “That was a turning point. I am now determined to release and perform my own music whatever. I also felt it was time to help make a cultural change – to be an example that you can make music at any age.”

Punch also sings for her live band, The Fireflys, featuring Robin Gist on electric guitar, Marko Simec on keyboards, Mike Rix on bass and Tim O’Driscoll on drums. The Fireflys will perform at the “Move Over” launch party at Django Camelot 7 February 2019.

Move Over” by Paula Punch on the Punch Park label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Move Over” by Paula Punch –


https://www.amazon.com/Move-Over-Explicit-Paula-Punch/dp/B07N7HR1R1/

Paula Punch Official Website –

https://www.paulapunch.com/

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Melodic hard-rock band Z-Sides release debut LP ‘Via Negativa’

The melodic hard-rock group known as Z-Sides have released their debut LP record, “Via Negativa.” The album contains no fewer than 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of a full hour, making “Via Negativa” a comprehensive Z-Sides experience. It has been proudly published an an independent release outside the financial and managerial influence of the corporate music industry. Charging, soaring, pounding and at times even beautiful, “Via Negativa” from Z-Sides is clearly one of the most intriguing rock releases of 2015.

Z-Sides are a collection of music aficionados from Redwood City, CA. “We come from different backgrounds and different interests,” the band writes. “All of us have been playing since childhood, but our band has only been in existence since 2013.”

They cite as main artistic influences the Clash, Rush, Queens of The Stone Age, Yo La Tengo, Chavez, U2, REM, the Beatles, and Pink Floyd. Their own sound contains audible qualities similar to each of these (some more than others) but the result is a unique blend that cannot be called derivative. In fact, their overall effect is perhaps most reminiscent of the wildly creative, original independent labels like Dischord Records, Revelation Records and New Age Records in the late ’90s and early 2000s.

Music on “Via Negativa” is aggressive without sounding macho, evocative without feeling melodramatic, violent without being destructive. Vocals and lyrics form an integral part of their songs but never become the focus of the music at the expense of instrumentation.

Asked to comment on the themes of their debut album, Z-Sides write that their record is “Exploring difficult emotions honestly and with a sense of criticism that is as searing on the self as it is on society or anyone else. We seek to express the depth of true heartache, the elation of true joy and the chaotic beauty of living life.”

The band goes on to note that “the music on this album was written collaboratively and reflects a range of influences larger than any one member of the band.”

As of the time of this writing, ArtoftheMix.org reports “Via Negativa” entering the alternative music charts at #3, a startling accomplishment for any record less than 12 hours into its first day on the market. The title of the record itself translates from Latin to ‘by way of negation.’

Z-Sides have publicly stated that their second full-length record is already underway, implying that music fans have a real rock dynamo on their hands in this arresting group of musicians from California’s Bay Area.

“Via Negativa” by Z-Sides is available online at over 600 stores worldwide. Get in early, rock fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Via Negativa” by Z-Sides at iTunes –
https://itunes.apple.com/album/via-negativa/id1040346296
Website –

https://www.facebook.com/we.are.z.sides?ref=bookmarks