We’re back with another installation of our latest series, TuneCore Tuesdays, which aims to highlight artists and other music professionals who are writing, recording, and hustling on their own terms. By showcasing creatives doing it their way all over the globe, TuneCore Tuesdays aims to empower and inspire our diverse community of artists.
This week we caught up with Moscow-based psych-rockers, Stone Submarines! Learn about their journey as an independent band below.
Stone Submarines formed together as a four-piece band in 2016 and have stayed independent ever since. Any new listener wouldn’t necessarily expect the music of the Moscow-based band to embody such a warm, psychedelic, and dreamy sound, but that’s exactly what they continue to create in the studio and beyond.
With Alex Shanin on drums; Nick Morozov on vocals and guitar; Serge Karamov on guitar; and Ilya Urezhenko on bass; after heading into the studio in 2019 to work on new music, they released their hit, “All Rise”, which gave them global praise and was even selected as the ‘editor’s pick’ by Australian Beat Magazine that year.
Stone Submarines find plenty of inspiration within the causes they care about the most. In the fall of 2019, the band began working on their passion project to help bring awareness to the “Save the Ocean” foundation. Their unique musical project was aimed to draw international attention to the environmental threats the world’s oceans face every day. All of the band’s funds received from track streaming were donated to the Save the Ocean organization.
Things continue to be moving along for the band. The Stone Submarines have recently released their latest single, ‘Forever Mine’ following their 2019 debut LP through TuneCore.
“Forever Mine’ is a dream-soaked reflection on the free-flowing creativity of youth. A gentle reminder to us all of the importance of being free to play, let your imagination run wild, and be yourself, the way you did as a child,” the band shares.
Staying independent has always been a highly valued part of the journey to success for Stone Submarines.
‘For us, independence has always meant following our own path, regardless of how difficult that might be. It also dissolves imaginative restraints allowing us to create the music we genuinely and wholeheartedly love,” they share.
TuneCore has made it easy for Stone Submarine and plenty of bands and independent artists alike to continue to grow their fanbase, reach new listeners around the globe, and access just about everything they need to succeed.
When asked where the Stone Submarine’s see themselves in 10 years, their answer was quite poetic.
“We would have just settled somewhere near the sea and would spend every night watching the sunset with a glass of wine and totally free time. And would tour around the globe as much as possible, of course.”