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Radio Uprising #43: Misplaced, Chipped Nail Polish, Erase Theory, 156/Silence

You never forget your first. You know, that first time hearing an opening riff to a song that’s going to rule your speakers for the foreseeable future. Or when a chorus hits and it only needs to be heard once before you can scream along to it like you’ve known it your entire life. It’s what music is all about—now Radio Uprising is here to make that experience a regular occurrence. Showcasing the greatest bands and artists that tomorrow has to offer, you might hear their tunes on idobi today, and then maybe someday in an arena.


Musical adrenaline: “Tom in 03”

Misplaced’s hooks are undeniable, their energy is unmatched, and last year’s EP, GUMMY, is a straight powerhouse of an offering. At its core, the pop-punk group is a lovely mashup of UK’s Greatest Hits that include the likes of Neck Deep and WSTR, but there’s even a little new-age Machine Gun Kelly for good measure. There’s a reason why WSTR hopped on their latest single and why you’ll hear production from some of the genre’s best—the industry believes in them, and soon the masses will, too.

FFO: idobi Radio

Chipped Nail Polish

Future nostalgia: “Rut”

Armed with a ukulele and an ear for melody, Chipped Nail Polish is a joyful listening experience. The debut EP, B, was a raw, stripped-down, and promising take on indie-pop when it was released three years ago—but now, everything’s changed for the better. “Rut”, off their upcoming release out later this month, showcases a massive leap in musicianship with its focus on a full-band, rock-centric sound. It fits them effortlessly, and it’s a masterclass in indie songwriting. 

FFO: Anthm

Erase Theory

Most passionate: “Lost It”

For Letlive. guitarist Jeff Sahyoun, Erase Theory was the escape he needed. His new band has him trading in punishing riffs from his former post-hardcore flame for a pop soundscape that’s more in line with the Top 40 than anything; what stands out is how proficient he is in both avenues. Now with Erase Theory, he’s fronting it all, and it’s his way of snatching back that drive that left him years ago. The debut single, “Lost It”, is a carefully crafted pop song that still lingers in the rock stratosphere, linking together a vibe that feels like a Nine Inch Nails/Linkin Park hybrid—sign us up for more.

FFO: idobi Radio


Instant circle pit: “A Past Embrace”

2023 is the year of 156/Silence. The metalcore act is set to embark on a massive tour with genre heavyweights D.R.U.G.S., and it’s an environment they’ll have no problem flourishing in. Concertgoers will likely get a slew of material from last year’s unbelievable record, Narrative, which launched the band ahead of its counterparts thanks to its inventive screams and nu-metal tendencies. You never realize when one song ends—the next just picks up at the same level of intensity without ever letting up. It’s a formula they’ve quickly perfected and will only improve on from here.

FFO: Howl


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