Female-fronted rock bands have been on the ShockYa radar quite frequently in 2012. First with the rock sextet, Valora, and now with the Australian band, Tonight Alive. Yes, much of the coverage on Valora has been comparing the outfit to Paramore, but the Hayley Williams fronted group has paved the way for women to dodge the pop path and take the more authentic route. So, Tonight Alive accept this comparison with the utmost respect.
The pop-punk band released their second single, “Starlight”, on iTunes. Tonight Alive takes the fiery spunk heard in “Misery Business” and blends that with the soft and innocent sound heard in “Hallelujah” to create a single that has both angst and vulnerability. “Starlight” is off the band’s upcoming album, “What Are You So Scared?”, which will drop on February 14th via Fearless Records. You can pre-order the album in a variety of bundles from Fearless Records or from iTunes.
With a new album just around the corner, Tonight Alive will be hitting the road on aUS tour in March through May. Head on over to the band’s official site to check out the dates and to watch the “Starlight” music video.
by Lonnie Nemiroff