Philadelphia based New County (ex.The Goodnight Anthem) released their debut EP "Lives we lead" in 2010 and will follow up with the 2nd self titled EP on July 12, a perfect summer release if you ask me because these new songs are filled with bright and sunny colours. The new single "Open up to me" starts as a 4 star song, very catchy and infectious. I promise, you can´t sit still to this dance rock song. The 2nd song "She cant keep away" bring thoughts to a more rocking Owl City, really good and inspirational. The 3rd track "Go" is a slower electro pop tune that could suit Rihanna quite well I might add, 4th out is "It´s a shame" which is a cool piano driven electro pop song for fans of The Cab and Hellogoodbye. The last song "Same side" doesn´t match the first 4 songs, it´s more acoustic and R&B sounding but with weaker melodies. The EP lands on a 3 star level but as a whole EP, a well deserved 3,5 stars.
Ronnie James Dio left Rainbow because Blackmore wanted the band to go into a more radio friendly direction, Graham Bonnet replaced Dio on the following "Down to earth" that included the Top 10 hits "All night long" and "Since you´ve been gone".