December 19, 2013
Get a great deal on Counterclockwise this December! Counterclockwise CDs are discounted to 11$ (regular price is 12.97$) and you get additional 10% off if you buy more than one. The digital download version of the album (available in mp3 and full quality flac) is available for just 4$ (regular price is 7$).
You can get your CDs or digital downloads from our website store or directly from CD Baby - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ivanmihaljevicsideeffect
Don’t miss out, the prices are going back to regular after December!
November 6, 2013
As you can see, we decided to change the band name from the long Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects to just Side Effects!
You can read about the reasons for this change in this open letter written by Ivan Mihaljevic.
We decided to change, or more precisely shorten the band name to just Side Effects, without my name in it.
There are several reasons for this change and although this is news, the idea itself isn’t that new at all. We wanted to do this a while back, but were discouraged from doing that by some friends and record label representatives. We were just about to release Counterclockwise and they believed that the name change could be a step back since the name Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects already earned some exposure. And they were probably right. However, I believe that now the time is a bit more convenient for this change since we didn’t begin recording the next album yet (although we do have more than a couple of pretty cool new songs and ideas), so there’s enough time for people to realize that it’s still the same band. You (yes you, the one who’s reading this now) can help us with this transition by sharing these news.
So, onto the reasons:
1.) Most people know that this band started out as my solo project, but after a short while we began collaborating on song ideas and started making decisions together as a team. A lot of people aren’t aware of this and still think of this band as my solo project, which it is definitely not anymore. The other members of the band deserve way more credit than they usually get and I believe that this name change is a step forward in that direction.
2.) The name Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects is way too long and hard to remember. Especially for people who are not from Croatia who, naturally, find it very difficult to pronounce my name. We’ve had a bunch of situations abroad where my name, and therefore the band name as well, was misspelled. Side Effects is much easier to remember and much harder to misspell.
This might seem like a big change on the outside, but under the hood, it’s not a change at all. We’ve been functioning as a band with all the members involved in the creative process and decisions for at least 3 years now. So, we’re still the same band, but with a little simpler name!
guitarist/singer of the band Side Effects
October 29, 2013
We made it to the next round of Global Rockstar competition finals. We’re now in the top 32. 30 bands were chosen by public votes and 2 were chosen by the jury.
Thank you for your support so far, and keep voting for us!
You can vote for our entry on the official website www.global-rockstar.com/what-is-underneath/ or through this facebook app: www.facebook.com/TheGlobalRockstar/app_150234091745704.
October 16, 2013
Hello and welcome to the new Side Effects website!
October 4, 2013
We have a new lyric video for our single Recoil! Check it out and share it with your friends!