• Entertainment,  People

    All Hail M’Queen: Girl On The Road

    Hey babes and lovers! It’s your girl, Anna M’Queen back for another installment of All Hail M’Queen, my monthly column for Listen! It’s Vetrano. Being in bands most of my life, I get questions all the time about what life is like as “the girl on the road,” especially with a group of guys. So, let me break it down. Being a girl on the road, there are several dilemmas that I face. They’re not necessarily about being a girl, but more about being the frontwoman of a traveling band. When it comes to packing, this can be one of the most stressful and tedious things I go through before hitting the…

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    Album Review: Five Knives ‘Savages’

    Five Knives Savages Combines Pop Appeal with Electronic Beats and Rock Personality When I named electronic pop-rockers Five Knives the Artist to Watch in 2012, I never expected their debut album would (finally!) drop more than three years later. To be fair, the band released The Rising, an EP featuring five updated mixes of the band’s best tracks from before they inked a deal with Red Bull Records, in 2013. And now, after a handful of successful viral music videos, a stint on the Van’s Warped Tour and endless opening slots for bands like The Smashing Pumpkins and Twenty One Pilots, the born-to-be headliners drop the most exciting album of the year, Savages. Five Knives debut…

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    XXX MAD LIBS (Feat. Anna M’Queen)

    The second episode of Listen! It’s Vetrano since it’s (epic?) return features fiery frontwoman of the pop-electronic band Five Knives, Anna M’Queen. Fresh off the set of the band’s hot new music video for their new single “Savages,” M’Queen stopped by to talk about the upcoming album, her ‘LIV’ column “All Hail M’Queen” and play a round of XXX MAD LIBS. After you watch the video, you can check out more about Five Knives, Anna and me in the links provided below. And remember, there’s new videos coming EVERY week, so be sure to subscribe to the channel on YouTube, so you don’t miss a beat. Subscribe for more videos here: http://bit.ly/LIVsubscribe Last…

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    First Listen: Five Knives “Savages”

    If you’re a long time follower of my musical tastes, you’re likely already in-the-know about the electronic pop act Five Knives. I named them the top artist to watch in 2012, and watch I did. I watched as the band, who started as a hardcore punk-rock band with electronic driven beats, toured the U.S. with acts like Smashing Pumpkins, Twenty One Pilots and Icona Pop and I continued to watch when their singles slid up the Billboard Dance charts. And now, I’m watching again as the band prepares for the release of their first full-length album — out June 2nd — with the catchy lead single “Savages.” As a lead single, “Savages” redefines…

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    All Hail M’Queen: Fashion Edition

    Hey babes and lovers! My name is Anna M’Queen, lead singer of the pop/electronic group Five Knives. Welcome to “All Hail M’Queen,” an invitation into my mind, experiences, opinions, and sense of all things varsity. “Varsity?,” you ask. Believe me, as you continue to follow my new column on Listen! It’s Vetrano, you’ll catch on to all things M’Queen eventually. To kickoff this journey, I’m talking fashion. Specifically my fashion. When it comes to my personal style I love to create a look of stylish effortlessness that pushes limits. That’s varsity! For a street look, I usually stick with black and white, and an occasional splash of color. A classic Kate Moss/Ramones look is a timeless style that…

  • Entertainment

    Introducing: Anna M’Queen

    As her name may suggest, Anna M’Queen is not your average girl. The Five Knives frontwoman is a force of nature. Dancing and jumping her way across a stage while delivering fiery, infectious hooks with her bandmates, M’Queen is primed to be one of the boldest new names in music. Nashville-based Five Knives debuted their punk rock, electronic sound in 2013 with the release of their EP The Rising.  It wasn’t long after I saw my first glimpse –at a secret showcase that ultimately landed them a record deal with Red Bull Records– that I knew I was hooked. The fresh beats and unique take on electronic-punk was inspired. And with Anna at…

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    Video Premiere: Five Knives “Sugar”

    It’s no secret that Nashville based electronic punk rockers Five Knives won me over with their unique and fresh sound in a blossoming EDM (electronic dance music) market. Led by fiery frontwoman Anna M’Queen along with Nathan Barlowe, Zach Hall and Shane Wise, the band are preparing the release of their new — and first full-length — album later in the year. M’Queen and her male bandmates released the new single “Sugar” earlier this year, which also debuted a more polished look for the 4-piece band and a mainstream, pop-influenced sound. One that landed the band in the Top 5 on the Billboard chart with its freshman single. This week, the MTV Artist To Watch, premiered the video for the girl-power…

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    Five Knives’ Sugary New Sound

    In 2012, the Nashville based electronic punk rockers Five Knives won me over with their unique and fresh sound in a blossoming EDM (electronic dance music) market. It wasn’t long after their Nashville debut that the band, led by fiery frontwoman Anna M’Queen and includes Nathan Barlowe, Zach Hall and Shane Wise, landed a deal with Red Bull Records and hit the road with their debut EP ‘The Rising‘. After a slew of catchy singles, video premieres and a stint on the Vans Warped Tour, the band got started on their highly anticipated debut full length record, due in February. On Tuesday, M’Queen and her male bandmates released the new single “Sugar,”…