The Varese’s is our new featured band!

Hello guys!

We’re back in Liverpool, to present this great indie rock band, The Varese’s!

Their music reflects the tough, gritty streets from which they came and yet they still deliver great, heartfelt songs, almost addictive, hook lines.

The band results from the combination of powerful guitar riffs and punchy bass lines from Hayden, Tallant and Murray and Andrew’s hard hitting vocal style.

They have been featured in lots of media, including BBC, and have been selected on MTV’s short-list for best unsigned band for 2013.

We included a list of their best tracks, so you can enjoy your tweets, while listening to the best music on The Social Radio!

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If you want to know more about The Vareses, follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

If you want to be featured as our “Band of the Week”, submit your music here through the web form, on our brand-new bandpage connect integration or you can always send us an email to bands[at]thesocialradio.com!

Onyria is our new featured band!

Hello guys!

This week we’re flying to Italy, to bring this modern symphonic rock band, Onyria!

The band was formed in 2012 by Simon Gillman and Helena and from the very beginning has shown a clear intention to showcase their conjunction between heaviness and melody that would forge their sound.

Lyrically, Onyria’s debut album is based on various themes, ranging from strong and pure feelings such as hate, revenge and love, to introspective and spiritual lyrics. The 14 tracks are driven by a mixture between the aggressive and progressive sound found in modern rock/metal bands and symphonic orchestrations and wide use of classical instruments, piano and gothic choirs, often found in classical music.

We included a selection of their best tracks, including a metal/symphonic version of Adele’s Skyfall which obtained a vast approvation from the Youtube community.

So, from now on you can enjoy your social networks with the music of Onyria, on The Social Radio!

onyriaIf you want to know more about Onyria, follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

If you want to be featured as our “Band of the Week”, submit your music here through the web form, on our brand-new bandpage connect integration or you can always send us an email to bands[at]thesocialradio.com!

Psy’ Aviah is our new featured band!

Hello again!

This time, we’re flying to Belgium to bring this amazing electro-pop band, Psy’ Aviah!

The members of the group define themselves as an “open-minded electronic music band”. Their sound is best described as eclectric as they fuse several genres into their own musical world.

Experimentation is one of the main philosophies of Psy’Aviah. This is portrayed by both incorporating different genres into their own sound and by the different collaborations they have done over the years.

They were laureates of BBC’s The next Big Thing and the Music In Media Awards, as well as many Belgian shows.

We included a list of their best tracks, so you can enjoy them on The Social Radio!

psyaviahIf you want to know more about Psy’ Aviah, follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

If you want to be featured as our “Band of the Week”, submit your music here through the web form, on our brand-new bandpage connect integration or you can always send us an email to bands[at]thesocialradio.com!

10x Better Language Detection and Language selection

We’ve been working hard on improving our apps here at The Social Radio and are glad to announce the latest improvements to our applications:

-Our language detection technology has been drastically (10x) improved – our apps now more accurately reads your tweets!

-All our apps support language selection so you that can filter out the tweets in languages you don’t understand – and listen only to the tweets in languages you prefer.

You can try it on our web-based appor update your iOS or Android app. 

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Please reach us with any questions or feedback you might have. Just send us an email to info@thesocialradio.com and we will be sure to respond (Feel free to write in whatever language you are most comfortable in).

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Tips to enhance your experience on The Social Radio!

Hey TSR-ers,

Whether you are new to The Social Radio, or have been using it for awhile now, here are some tips to help improve your experience on our apps!

1. Do the tweets in your feed come in multiple languages? No worries! Our intelligent app is supported in 7 different languages – English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian and Italian.

2. You can disable languages you do not understand so that tweets in those languages will not be read.

3. While listening to your Twitter feed being read to you on the mobile app, you can also listen to your music streamed from Pandora, SoundCloud, Rdio, Spotify and other popular music player services in the background.

4. iOS users! Did you know that you can bookmark your favorite tweets, pause your player, retweet your favorite tweets and repeat the ones you almost missed – all on one simple screen? Check out our blogpost about this feature!

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5. Not only are you able to listen to your Twitter feed, you can also listen to tweets from lists and #hashtags!

6. Our iOS mobile app also allows you to adjust the reading speed of your Twitter feed to your preference.

7. Search and follow the #hashtags of your favorite sports teams to listen to the Twitter commentary of other fans during a game!

8. Our apps are intelligent enough to read emoticons such as smiley faces and other texting-style abbreviations! :) ;) :D

9. The Social Radio keeps our roads safer! When stuck in traffic during rush hour, keep your eyes on the road and listen to your Twitter feed instead of reading them.

10. You are able to share what you are listening to with your Twitter followers – simply search for the “sharing” option on the menu, and let your followers on Twitter listen to tune in to whatever you’re listening to on The Social Radio!

11. Give your eyes a break – Listen to your Tweets instead of reading them!

Do you have more tips to share with other TSR users? Comment below to share them!

 

Axel Mansoor is our new featured artist!

This week, we’re back in Los Angeles, to bring this awesome artist, Axel Mansoor!

With a style that brings together the vulnerability of a singer-songwriter and the grandeur of a progressive rocker, Axel’s music mixes choral vocals, epic motifs, startling time signatures and subtle song craft.

His influences include John Mayer, Incubus, Foo Fighters and Coldplay, just to name a few.

On his full-length debut, Relay, the over arcing theme is forward motion, a kinetic celebration of progress. While his music defies easy classification, his intentions do not: “I like to present myself to people as I am and let them create their own opinions, he stresses. It all goes back to being authentic”.

We included a selection of his best songs, so can enjoy your social networks, while listening to the best music on The Social Radio!

axelmansoorIf you want to know more about Axel Mansoor, follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

If you want to be featured as our “Band of the Week”, submit your music here through the web form, on our brand-new bandpage connect integration or you can always send us an email to bands[at]thesocialradio.com!

A Call For Submission is our new featured band!

Hello guys!

This week, we’re flying to Canada, to present this great metal band, A Call for Submission!

Their sound can be defined as modern metal, with catchy hooks and melodic vocals and the band cites Metallica, Stone Temple Pilots and KISS among their musical influences, just to name a few. This influence is evidenced in the band’s musical evolution across multiple genres.

The group has been playing since 2003, and released their first studio album, Rise or Fall, earlier this year. They have also been chosen to open for Pennywise and NOFX in Quebec City last September.

Of course, their best tracks are now available on The Social Radio, so you can enjoy your social networks while listening to the best music!

acallforsubmissionIf you want to know more about A Call for Submission, follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

If you want to be featured as our “Band of the Week”, submit your music here through the web form, on our brand-new bandpage connect integration or you can always send us an email to bands[at]thesocialradio.com!

Gooveatech Orchestra is our new featured band!

Hello again!

This week, we have a special guest on The Social Radio, a very interesting project that’s the brain child of Aaron Wider, a great composer and producer who made this amazing record with the help of a staggering twenty-seven musical artists from various time-zones around the globe, Grooveatech Orchestra!

The album utilizes elements of jazz, funk, and electronica, flawlessly showcasing the expertise of Grooveatech’s many musicians.

They released their first hit, “One More Time” recently, and the video of the single required sixteen video shoots worldwide with fourteen participating musicians. Though the monumental undertaking took eight months to complete, the video for “One More Time” has gone viral, and is now being played during coming attractions clips at New York, New Jersey and Connecticut movie theatres.

We made a selection of Grooveatech’s best songs so you can enjoy your social networks while listening to the best music on The Social Radio!

grooveatechorchesraIf you want to know more about Grooveatech Orchestra, follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

If you want to be featured as our “Band of the Week”, submit your music here through the web form, on our brand-new bandpage connect integration or you can always send us an email to bands[at]thesocialradio.com!

Introducing Bookmarks and Retweets for our iOS users!

Problems keeping track of tweets while using The Social Radio on-the-go?

The Parrot has heard your pain! In the past month, we’ve been working hard on two of the most requested features to help you more easily keep up with your Twitter feed, even when you are busy.

We’re thrilled to announce the latest features on our iOS app: Bookmark and Retweet. From now on, you won’t miss important tweets again just because you were busy exercising, working, or driving. With these latest features, it is now easy for you to keep track of your tweets, retweet, repeat the ones you almost missed or pause your player on one simple screen.

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With just one tap…

One tap on the top right of your home screen brings you to a new easy access screen with big buttons.

Big buttons, super easy!

The big buttons on this big screen help you easily bookmark tweets to your email, retweet great tweets, repeat the ones you almost missed and pause your player.

Download the latest iOS app here!

What do you think of it? Please leave us feedback and comments on this latest feature! :)

Fantomaticos is our new featured band!

Hello guys!

We’re very pleased to announce that Fantomaticos, our first Latin-American band, is being featured this week on The Social Radio!

Fantomaticos is a rock/folk band from Porto Alegre, Brazil, and is composed of five members: Augusto Stern (voice and guitars), Fernando Efron (voice and guitars), André Krause (voice and bass), Gabriel Hornos (voice and drums) and Rodrigo Trujillo (voice and keyboards).

They are releasing their second album this year, mastering by Brian Lucey, who also worked with Black Keys in El Camino. The album mixes modern music production (sample, virtual instruments, circuit bending, etc) with very tradicional instruments from around the world, like Mandolina and Charango from Peru, Qin Qin and gongo from China, lots of different guitars, etc.

We made a selection of their best songs, so you can enjoy your tweets while listening to the best music on The Social Radio!

fantomaticosIf you want to know more about Fantomaticos, follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

If you want to be featured as our “Band of the Week”, submit your music here through the web form, on our brand-new bandpage connect integration or you can always send us an email to bands[at]thesocialradio.com!