William Kolter

William Kolter

William Kolter


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Bull Gator by The Electric Mud

Bob Lugowe

Well here's that music video I was talking about haha. Simple but fun video that does a good job of capturing the band in a live setting. I really like the logo at the beginning too. I'll repeat what I mentioned in the other submission too but it looks like you already added a lot more info to the submission: 

Love the album artwork and the sound is killer too. Great riffs, voice and hooks, reminds me a lot of Clutch. I would suggest including links to hear more music, a brief bio of the band and lyrics along with your Fluence submission. Consider putting this album on bandcamp and making a music video for one of your singles. If you haven't already consider hiring a publicist to get some more attention on your next release or single. Also, this is the type of music that is of course best heard live so be sure to play out as much as possible and with bands bigger than you are in your scene to get noticed. Establishing a local following is key to building a buzz as well. Best of luck! 

Brian Hazard

You guys sound great, and I love the video! It really captures the energy of the performance and would be a great vehicle to book gigs.

The song itself doesn't do a whole lot for me, but I don't listen to a lot of rock or blues. Choruses that just sit on one note and repeat aren't my thing. I do like the tempo change in the outro though!

Mixing/mastering sounds solid. What I'm missing is a story, or even simply biographical info. You haven't answered the toughest question, which is why should anyone click through and listen to this?

A couple suggestions for future Fluence submissions:

1. Include the lyrics so we can follow along (I understood them just fine, but wasn't always focused on them)

2. Include a short, catchy description of the song or act that's easy to copy/paste for social media sharing. That way we don't have to strain our brain coming up with something clever, and you get to choose how you're presented to the world.

I'll go ahead and check out your other submission and share one of them, though I'm not sure we'll see a whole lot of action without an elevator pitch!

Brian.

Andrea Young

Love you guys, love southern rock.  Thanks for the links you included below, it helps to get further feel for your sound and your following.  Your Spotify/streaming presence doesn't match your fan following/live presence (all tracks <1000), is that because fans of southern hard rock aren't up on Spotify and streaming services yet, or just that you might want to pay more attention to that space to draw your fans there?  I'd recommend paying attention to that space, even if a bit early for your fans, it can be a revenue earner for you as well as touring and is exploding right now.  Love the way this starts out, but ultimately it is a bit too strong for our style and taste.  Hope that's helpful, thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!

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J Train by The Electric Mud

Bob Lugowe

Love the album artwork and the sound is killer too. Great riffs, voice and hooks, reminds me a lot of Clutch. I would suggest including links to hear more music, a brief bio of the band and lyrics along with your Fluence submission. Consider putting this album on bandcamp and making a music video for one of your singles. If you haven't already consider hiring a publicist to get some more attention on your next release or single. Also, this is the type of music that is of course best heard live so be sure to play out as much as possible and with bands bigger than you are in your scene to get noticed. Establishing a local following is key to building a buzz as well. Best of luck! 

Brian Hazard

Ah, here we go: Black Sabbath meets Allman Brothers. I can use that to share the other track, which I think will go over better because the video is great.

This one sounds great too, but again it sort of sits on one groove for most of the time. There's some movement in the middle (chorus?) but no real hook, lyrically or melodically, that I can detect.

So bottom line, great performances, great performers, amazing singer! The songs themselves seem to me to be the primary grounds for improvement. These wouldn't hold up at all in an acoustic setting, just piano or guitar and voice. Even a synth-head like myself can fall in love with guitar stuff if the melodies are strong enough (I listened to quite a bit of Metallica in their heyday).

Hope that kinda sorta helps for the future! For now, I'll share Bull Gator on Twitter and cross my fingers that we get some traction!

Brian.

Andrea Young

Black Sabbath meets Allman Brothers is right!  Wow the vocals on this just rock it.  It's not our style or taste instrumentation or lyrics wise, but we can hear you doing well live, glad to see you all are playing out, building your connection to your fans.  Looked for the band on Spotify and couldn't find you, and link to website on Facebook just timed out, so couldn't really go any further in seeing if there might be a more mellow (!) track that I might like.   Thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!  


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