Jealous Creatures (Houston, TX)
“By the time the elegaic “Little Heaven Big Sky” comes sweeping in, with its slow-stepping, delicate drums and Mojave 3-like feel, it’s like I’m out there on that darkened highway, speeding through the black with the windows down, just me and all those regrets. And I don’t ever want to reach my destination, wherever the hell that might be.” – Jeremy Hart, Space City Rock, 10/07/2011
“K.O. does not actively engage in the local music scene, but he talks like someone who does. That’s where we heard about this week’s Artist of the Week, Jealous Creatures, a punchy little rock quartet with all the verve you’d expect a female-led band to possess. He mentioned them Friday afternoon; by Friday evening we were smitten. ” – Shea Serrano, Houston Press Rocks Off, 8/24/2011
“By the EP’s end, I’ll grudgingly admit it — maybe Hirsch did originally play these songs on her own with just a guitar for gangs of hipster coffeehouse-dwellers. Make no mistake, though: this is how they were meant to be played, right here.” – Jeremy Hart, Space City Rock, 5/26/2011
Jay Satellite (Austin, TX)
Jay Satellite is a quartet from Hutto that unabashedly rings out early ‘90s big guitar power pop with catchy melodies and songs you swear you’ve heard before…but there’s a dark undercurrent to the lyrics and guitar chords and a quirkiness that shows their record collections go deep towards post-punk, goth, shoegaze and beyond.
Sky Acre (Austin, TX)
Melodic noise, hardcore psych, dirty sweaty handsome rock.
Jeremy Carswell (Spring, TX)
Hailing from Houston Texas, Jeremy Carswell is the originator of Urban New Wave music, a blend of 80’s new wave with a modern twist. He began writing and recording out of his bedroom in 2012 after he left school and decided that classical music, and the upright bass, weren’t for him and so Jeremy Carswell and the Nymphs was born. With a previous desire to be a classical composer, songwriting came as no struggle and quickly drew attention from many of his peers who then began converging on his project. His original band members’ dedication and love for his music kept them a solid group for 2 years until Jeremy Carswell and the Nymphs came to an end due to copyright issues with the name “nymphs”, which also correlated with band members leaving to pursue their dreams or to attend school.
As hard as these changes may have been on Carswell, they didn’t stop the drive and passion he had to push his music to the next level, and that lead him to releasing his first debut album, “2025”. Jeremy started with his producer, Gerritt Tisdale, in late 2014 and incredibly played every instrument on the album himself, from drums to keyboards. His knowledge of music and music theory is obvious when listening to his songs because of the meticulousness of how he recorded each part and the different depths and layers of each song. Carswell’s raw talent and high energy isn’t clear, though, until you see him live. He breathes a new life into his songs with each performance and never ceases to amaze with his work. Currently on the road to his second album, Jeremy Carswell has come a long way and is ready to take on the world!