It’s been ten years that Bryce Soderberg played bass for the best-selling alternative rock group Lifehouse. I admit I am a big fan of the band and I have all of their albums. The only sad thing is that I’ve never been to any of their concerts in the Philippines when they were here… and that’s twice already! I think they have what I am looking for in a band: great melody, good lyrics, low key lifestyle and Jason Wade’s amazing voice.
Komox is a solo project of Soderberg and I have no doubt this is going to be successful. I have heard some of his solo projects as early as 2007 and there is always that Beatlesque attribute that that draws you in. If you don’t know yet, Soderberg holds dual citizenship which are Canadian and American.
His sense of humor and philosophical nature are all over his songs. For this new album, the guys of Komox are putting it up on Pledgemusic. Remember that great site which helps indie bands expose their music and make their dreams come true?
If you want to help out here is the link:http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/komox
If you want to know what Komox is, here is the description from their Pledgemusic site:
Komox are a Canadian-rooted alternative indie-pop band based out of Los Angeles California. Formed in the spring of 2012, the project was birthed as a result of songs written by Bryce Soderberg during his still current days as long time bassist and backing vocalist of the Multi-Platinum rock group Lifehouse. “Initially this was just a passion project for me while the other guys also pursued their side-bands.” laughs Soderberg, “But after a few shows and getting positive feedback, I want to keep this train going!” Having experimented with a dark-pop sound with production from Nine Inch Nails keyboardist Allesandro Cortini and a melodic-atomospheric influences from Abandoned Pools frontman Tommy Walter, the band blends songs of heartache, happiness, in an LA lived adolecence, with synth infused alt-rock sounds from the past and present. Having had played countless shows developing, writing and recording demos around Los Angeles for two years under the name 2ndwheel, they rebranded with the name Komox Kids, and finally to KOMOX in 2014 as a local buzz began to garner. “it was a necessary change as far as the music was concerned” says Soderberg. “It felt right to get back to the roots of where I’m from and put a positive connotation to the name” One of his favorite places to visit as a child was the Comox Valley on Vancouver island, BC, the root of it’s indigenous name meaning “plentiful”.
With shoegazer tones from former ModwheelMood member Pelle Hillstrom, and gritty guitar and 80’s synth work from the Hard rock influenced “viking” Neal Tiemann (David Cook), Sweden’s own Kris Perrson’s indie/hip-hop drum style was the last missing piece. “I feel like we come from different genres, but as a unit we are completely on the same page stylistically.” says Perrson. “It is a great time in the industry for music, and I’m confident that what we are about to is going to turn some heads.” The band is well on its way to record their debut album, and over the next year, perform and create a record at the bar line they feel the band deserves, while Lifehouse continues its break. “We have about 40 songs in the tank, and can’t wait to whittle them down to a great record” says Soderberg. ” It’s all about having fun and enjoying the process. That’s what this is all about”
More from their website: http://www.komoxmusic.com/