Rocky Loves Emily

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UTG Interview: Brandon James Ellis (Talking Trees / Rocky Loves Emily)

Rocky Loves Emily has been one of our favorite pop rock acts on the rise for the last several years, but during 2013 the group took a step out of the spotlight to re-focus and plans for the future. The results of those efforts are currently waiting to be shared with the world, but in the meantime vocalist Brandon James Ellis has begun working on a side project known as Talking Trees, and today he shares how it all came together.

I have been fortunate enough to know Brandon James Ellis for several years, but I had never heard …

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD: The Catalyst Publicity Group/Keep A Breast – ‘Yuletides & Stage Dives’ Holiday Compilation

The Catalyst Publicity Group and Keep A Breast have paired up to release their 42-song holiday compilation, Yuletides & Stage Dives, today. Proceeds from the compilation will help to support breast cancer research.

Yuletides & Stage Dives features songs from many artists such as For The Foxes, Balance and Composure, Pentimento, Rocky Loves Emily, Bad Rabbits, Set It Off and many more. Each song is free to stream on the compilation’s BandCamp page as well as available to download at your own price. Each donation of $10 or more will be entered to into …

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Rocky Loves Emily Already Working On New Record

Rocky Loves Emily just came out with Secrets Don’t Make Friends in 2012, and have already begun to work on their follow up album. In the middle of an emotional post, vocalist Brandon Ellis said on Facebook “We are writing a new record… We are writing, and we are excited, inspired by YOUR stories.

Overall, the band’s post seems to indicate a bigger change coming, be it in sound or lyrical meaning. He seems inspired in a way that he was not before, apparently. The paragraphing of his words is mediocre, but you can read the full quote …

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LIVE REVIEW: The Bryan Stars Tour Ft. Rocky Loves Emily + Late Night Reading – Orlando, FL 11/3/2012

It’s very relieving to shake up your regular cycle of mostly going to (pop) punk/hardcore/metal shows by heading out to a pop rock show. With that mindset, I made my way out to the Orlando, FL stop of The Bryan Stars Tour to see a four-piece lineup that consisted of Catching Your Clouds, Farewell, My Love, with Rocky Loves Emily and Late Nite Reading co-headlining. On this specific day, Late Nite Reading finished the night off after the other three bands had played and given their all in an attempt to win over the show’s attendees.

Before I …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Rocky Loves Emily – “Dream”

Michigan natives and UTG favorites, Rocky Loves Emily released their latest music video for “Dream”, a track off of the band’s debut full length release, Secrets Don’t Make Friends. The video features a slew of fan contributions which really helps make for a great interactive and connectable experience.

Look after the jump to find the video along with the dates of the band’s current co-headlining run with Late Nite Reading on the Bryan Stars tour.…

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MUSIC VIDEO: Rocky Loves Emily – “Be Mine Tonight”

Michigan rockers Rocky Loves Emily have released their new video for the single “Be Mine Tonight” and it has our collective pulses racing.

This song comes off of the band’s debut album, Secrets Don’t Make Friends, put out through Tooth & Nail Records. Purchase Secrets Don’t Make Friends here on iTunes. If you have yet to experience RLE’s upbeat sound then head through the jump and enjoy yourself.

Comment with your thoughts on “Be Mine Tonight” and let your voice be heard.…

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Rocky Loves Emily Announce Tour With Allstar Weekend

Michigan’s own Rocky Loves Emily have announced that they are planning to head out with Allstar Weekend and Honor Society next week.

This Summer run starts in Austin, TX on July 17 and ends in Asbury Park, NJ on August 18 so be sure to grab your tickets when you can. Please head through the jump to view all of the revealed dates and let UTG know if you plan on heading out to a show or two on this run.

July 17 Stubbs Jr – Austin, TX (no Honor Society)
July 18 House of Blues – Houston, TX (no …

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Sparks The Rescue Perform “Hello Mexico” Acoustic

Our Michigan friends over at PupFresh shot a video recently of Sparks The Rescue performing their song “Hello Mexico” acoustic for fans.

The guys have been on the road on the Surrender Your Booty Tour, with direct support from Rocky Loves Emily and Aristo so please be sure to check them out. The bands play in Grand Rapids, Michigan tonight so head out to the show if you are able.

Click through the jump to watch Sparks The Rescue do there thing and let UTG know if you are thoroughly enjoying this acoustic performance.…

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UTG INTERVIEW: Rocky Loves Emily

We’re extremely pleased to bring you this exclusive interview with Rocky Loves Emily!

RLE burst onto the pop scene in 2009 with something to prove and with honesty, dedication, and a love for their fans, the band have secured their spot in the ranks with some of the best in the business. They’ve recently released their newest effort Secrets Don’t Make Friends which quickly rose in popularity on UTG and has been adored by the rest of the world.

We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak with vocalist Brandon James Ellis about the new album, his …

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Sparks The Rescue Announce Tour With Rocky Love Emily, Aristo

Site favorite Sparks The Rescue and Rocky Loves Emily will be heading out on the road this Summer with support from up and coming act Aristo. The tour, which is scheduled to start June 11 in PA, takes the pop rock acts around the Northeast and Midwest over the course of three weeks. You can view the complete routing below:

6/11 Altoona PA VFW Fort Apache
6/12 Jermyn Pa Eleanor Rigby’s
6/13 Allentown PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
6/14 Poughkeepsie NY The Loft
6/15 Hamden CT The Space
6/17 Providence RI Firehouse 13
6/18 TBA
6/19 Amityville NY Ollie’s Point
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Rocky Loves Emily Go Acoustic, Cover “We Are Young”

Michigan’s Rocky Loves Emily have released an acoustic cover video of “We Are Young.”

Yes, the song you cannot escape is now even more everywhere with a self-shot video from the Tooth And Nail pop rock act. From the looks of things, the group recorded the performance on the fly while sitting in their van, which somehow helps their talent stand out more. Click past the jumpt to view the performance.

Rocky Loves Emily released their full length debut, Secrets Don’t Make Friends, last week through Tooth and Nail Records. If you have yet to purchase a copy, click

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Rocky Loves Emily Stream New Song “Oil & Water”

Rocky Loves Emily have partnered up with Absolutepunk to stream their brand new song called “Oil & Water.”

This song is off of the band’s upcoming release, Secrets Don’t Make Friends, through Tooth & Nail Records.

UTG’s own James Shotwell discussed his thoughts on Secrets Don’t Make Friends and the review can be seen here. We truly believe this band has made giant steps in the song-writing on this album. Please make sure your pick up RLE’s new effort, when it hits stores this Tuesday (April 24).…