While most teenagers are relaxing on their Summer vacation, up-and-coming pop rockers SIX VOLT have been busy playing crowds across the country alongside heartthrob Cody Simpson, gracing the homepage of J-14.com, and receiving wild applause from various press outlets including Absolute Punk. With many more dates to come as part of the band's busy Simon Malls and Camplified! Tour schedule, this band is certainly not taking a break! On behalf of their label, SHUFFLEBOARD RECORDS, SIX VOLT will also be releasing new content in a ground-breaking fashion suited to fit the ever-changing digital industry landscape. Their sophomore release, a 5-song EP entitled TEENAGE ANTHEM, will become available online this OCTOBER 12TH.
SIX VOLT is the first band off the New Jersey-based music label, Shuffleboard Records. Noticing the remarkable changes in today's modern music industry, Shuffleboard Records and SIX VOLT will be releasing the new SIX VOLT content in a contemporary fashion - every 6 months, a new 4-5 song SIX VOLT EP will be made available to the public and available via ITunes & other digital outlets. This will insure constant new music for fans and an ongoing way to stay in touch with the band! Andy Karp, CEO of Shuffleboard Records and Former EVP/Head of A&R at Atlantic Records, recently spoke on the group, "I've spent over twenty years in the music business doing A&R and promotion and I have a good idea of what it takes for bands to be successful. SIX VOLT know that more than anything, you have to give your audience what it wants the most--that is, great new music on a regular basis. I'm impressed."
Though young in age, SIX VOLT has certainly garnered great respect from the press! Absolute Punk recently reviewed their first single, MIND ON ME, and said: "The song drips with the kind of commercial flair and inherent energy that radio charts would eat up," calling the sound "jubilant, caffeinated pop-rock", and described lead singer Nichole Deppe's vocals as "crystalline, honey-dipped, and far-reaching." New Jersey's own, The Aquarian, called SIX VOLT "legit" and said MIND ON ME was "honest as opposed to trite" comparing Deppe's "pleasant voice" and attitude to Avril Lavigne.
The band also took J-14.com's HOT BAND ALERT this June 2010 with a homepage feature alongside heartthrobs Justin Bieber and Taylor Lautner. Check the piece out now at http://www.j-14.com/2010/06/j-14-hot-band-alert-six-volt.html!
What's coming up for SIX VOLT? With Shuffleboard Records, SIX VOLT has proudly announced a joint partnership with the After-School All-Stars Organization (www.afterschoolallstars.org) and welcomes them as their official 2010 "YOUTH ROCKS LIVE" charity. The nonprofit, started by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and represented by celebrity ambassador, Kobe Bryant, provides free comprehensive after- school programs to nearly 80,000 children in over 450 schools, in 13 different cities including Oahu, Hawaii.
In helping to fund development of music programs throughout After-School All-Stars in each of its 13 cities, SIX VOLT will donate 5% of all merchandise sales to the charity during their 2010 Summer Tour which is sponsored by the Youth Arts Forum (youthartsforum.org) and Paul ReEd Smith Guitars (prsguitars.com). The band is on tour now at the following cities:
DATE CITY VENUE
Aug. 11 Long Branch, NJ ROCK TO PREVENT - Festival Plaza at Pier Village
Aug. 13th Jersey City, NJ Newport Center
Aug. 14th Waterford, CT Crystal Mall
Aug. 18th Freehold, NJ "Freehold Idol" Finals - Hall of Records
Aug. 20th Philadelphia, PA Franklin Mills
Aug. 21st East Hampton, NY ROAR FOR A CURE - The Max Cure Foundation
Aug. 27th Montgomery Mall North Wales, PA
Aug. 28th White Plains, NY The Westchester
Sept. 5th Tinton Falls, NJ Jersey Shore Outlets
Oct. 1st New York, NY Best Buy - Union Square
Oct. 9th New York, NY Webster Hall
For more information on SIX VOLT, visit www.sixvoltband.com or www.youtube.com/sixvoltband.