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Idobi Radio Pride Event with Hey Violet, phem, and Buzzkill

  We are back for Season 2 of Punk Goes Pride!! In this episode Tate talks all about our upcoming Pride Month event in Los Angeles on June 15 at Frogtown Brewery. He gives a deep dive on the bands that are performing including Hopeless Records artists Hey Violet and phem as well as the debut from Buzzkill. idobi Radio is partnering with the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Tate chats all about their wonderful organization. It’s a great time!


Hey Violet Announces Final Album, Drops New Song, “Hazy”

Today marks the beginning of the end for Hey Violet. The pop-rock band announced that they’re set to release their final record AFTERTASTE on September 27 via Hopeless Records. The LA-based trio shared their first single from the record, “Hazy.” Vocalist Rena Lovelis shares, “‘Hazy’ is about the feeling of being stuck in what everyone that likes your music seems to know you for, and grappling with the expectations of what we were once told we should be. It was a long process trying to figure out who we really were as a band and as individuals.” She continues, “That’s… Read more »


Hey Violet Is The “Best Imposter” On New Single

In the wake of their successful Valentine’s Day hit, “Uncomplicated,” Hey Violet has unveiled their latest gem, “Best Imposter.” Their latest offering delves fearlessly into the depths of imposter syndrome, a sentiment so universally relatable that those who haven’t encountered it are fortunate. Infused with raw vulnerability and unbridled honesty, the trio delivers a candid exploration of the inner turmoil and self-doubt that accompanies imposter syndrome. “For a long time, I’ve grappled with a lot of deeply held insecurities and how those show up in my life,” Rena Lovelis shares in a press release. I deal with a lot of… Read more »


6 Female Artists That Inspired Nia and Rena Lovelis of Hey Violet

Hey Violet are celebrating the end of International Women’s Month by channeling an unapologetic appreciation and love for female-identifying artists. Fresh off the release of their latest single, “Uncomplicated,” via Hopeless Records earlier this year, Hey Violet’s leading duo, sisters Nia and Rena Lovelis are poised to close out the month by spotlighting six influential female artists who have left a lasting mark on their journey as women and musicians. Drawing inspiration from a diverse spectrum of musical talent, the band pays homage to the raw emotion of alt-rock icon Alanis Morissette while honoring the poetic rebellion of Patti Smith.… Read more »


Hey Violet Returns With Angsty New Anthem, “Uncomplicated” 

Following the release of their Hopeless Records debut single, “i should call my friends,” in October 2023, Hey Violet has returned with their latest track, aiming to simplify the complexities of romance with “Uncomplicated.” The new single serves as an anthem for the messiness, melodrama, and the unsteadiness of young love. Against the backdrop of an array of infectious guitars and drums, the narrative unfolds, pitting the allure of complications against the predictability of a healthy relationship. Elevated by its contagious chorus and underscored by evocative lyrics, “Uncomplicated” plunges into the throes of young love. Lines such as, “I know… Read more »


5 Most Surprising Covers Of “Hey There Delilah” To Celebrate Song’s 18th Birthday

Today, we wish a very happy birthday to “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s as the indispensable emo-pop song turns 18 years old. Not only that, but Fearless Records, who released the song on May 9, 2006, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the label’s inception this year. Over the past three decades, they have been home to some of the scene’s greatest acts, including Movements, Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, Plain White T’s, and more. It’s a whirlwind of celebrations for two monumental entities that molded the 2000s emo scene. Let’s be honest: “Hey There Delilah” had all… Read more »

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