NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS’ NEW VIDEO ‘LOCK ALL THE DOORS’ ONLINE NOW
‘Lock All The Doors’ has been in the making for 23 years, Noel said:
“There’s a song on this record that’s taken me 23 years to finish – it’s called ‘Lock All The Doors’. I gave a bit of it away to The Chemical Brothers in the ’90s when we did ‘Setting Sun’ and I always meant to finish it off. I kept the chorus but I could never find a way of getting the verse to tie in with this chorus. One afternoon I was coming out the Tesco Metro where I live in Maida Vale, and I don’t know what it was but it just hit me, coming round the corner, just by Boots, it came to me in a flash of inspiration. This song was never released by Oasis, but the chorus is so fucking brilliant I never gave up on it.”
ROB MAKZEM REVISITS SYNTH-POP CLASSIC ‘DON’T YOU WANT ME’
10 years into life behind the decks – Rob Makzem has become a refined talent both behind the mixer and in the studio where he’s concocted his latest works. The Human League’s definitive ‘Don’t You Want Me’ was no doubt one of the most successful and memorable singles to come out of the golden age of Synth Pop, but despite its success, it’s never been an over-remixed classic, which makes Rob Makzem’s 2015 reprise all that more interesting. The original was perhaps a little on the cheesy side for a relevant 2015 rework and we’re sure that the many people will have aborted reworks of it in the past. Rob on the other hand has ditched the sampling approach and gone to work on a whole new re-recording of the original verse – which has given birth to this quality brainchild.
METRIC LAUNCHES NEW APP
Today, Metric launches The Pagan Portal, a free app featuring advance access to new music from their upcoming album Pagans in Vegas, due out September 18. The app is available for download on IOS/Apple and Android platforms HERE and will allow fans to unlock streams of songs from the band’s upcoming album well before the music can be heard anywhere else. Users of the app may also receive occasional notifications regarding special announcements and access to perks such as pre-sale tickets, contest opportunities, discounts and more.
SAMM HENSHAW “BETTER” VIDEO
Already a strong contender on most ‘Ones To Watch’ lists thanks to his acclaimed inaugural songs ‘Only Wanna Be With You’ and ‘Redemption’, Samm Henshaw’s hugely anticipated debut EP ’The Sound Experiment’ is set for release on 7th August. Having already garnered mainstream radio support from Radio 1’s Huw Stevens, Dev and Phil & Alice, not to mention James Bay handpicking Samm for tour support thanks to his Mahogany Session, 2015 is looking very bright indeed for the young singer-songwriter.
DAVID GILMOUR TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “RATTLE THAT LOCK”
David Gilmour has announced that his new solo album Rattle That Lock will be released worldwide on Friday, September 18, 2015 on Columbia Records. The album will be available for preorder and the first single, also titled “Rattle That Lock” will be released on Friday, July 17, 2016.
Additionally David Gilmour’s first North American dates in ten years were announced today. The “David Gilmour Live 2016” concert appearances will take place in March & April with stops in Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and New York. Ticket buyers will be among the first to receive the new album, as every ticket purchased online will include a Rattle That Lock CD.
OUTLANDS “NORTH CAROLINA”
Raleigh, NC’s Tragic Hero Records’ Outlands is debuting their new music video for “North Carolina”, on the Tragic Hero Records’ Youtube Channel. The band’s debut album was released on June 23rd, and charted at No. 42 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. The effort was recorded in North Carolina at Think Sound Studios with Drew Fulk (Motionless In White, We Came As Romans).
PIGS ON NOISEY
Brooklyn-based power-trio, PIGS — founded by members of Unsane, Paradise Club and much more — will release their second LP, Wronger, through the outfit’s trusted source at France’s Solar Flare Records in early October, and the maiden single from the slab has been unleashed early via Noisey.
TRIBE SOCIETY EP STREAM
“We are strongly influenced by 90’s music,” says Gavin McDevitt lead singer of Tribe Society, “it was an era where artists actually stood for something. They were jarring, bold, and didn’t ignore all the bullshit that constantly surrounds us.” Enter Tribe Society, a five piece band hailing from New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. This band isn’t like the others. They want to do much more than put out good music, they’re here to give a voice to a cause and empower listeners “one song at a time, one voice at a time, one lyric at a time.”
“XANAX” (A LOVE SONG)
KRYSTA YOUNGS is an artist with a true voice. The Berklee graduate has sprinkled her talents across the country, from humble beginnings at songwriter rounds in Nashville, Tennessee, to the gritty and inspiring streets of Los Angeles and the creative minds that wander them. Her eclectic alternative pop music has been featured on hit television shows like MTV’s The Real World, Lalaloopsy, ESPN, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians; where her emotional, honest vocals have captivated audiences.
RAYLAND BAXTER’S “MR. RODRIGUEZ” PREMIERES
“Mr. Rodriguez,” Rayland Baxter’s new song inspired by legendary Detroit musician Sixto Rodriguez, recently premiered and can now be heard/shared via SoundCloud. Of the track, Rolling Stone Country praises, “…set to instrumentation that evokes a lush folk dreamland, anchored by plucky flickers of a beating-heart melody…Baxter has a particular grasp for how even the most background of beats shape a song, and his work has the unique power of sounding unusual and familiar all at once.”
AMERICAN AQUARIUM CONFIRM WORLD TOUR DATES SUPPORTING 2015 ALBUM
Riding a wave of critical raves and burgeoning fan support for its latest album, Wolves, North Carolina’s high-octane American Aquarium hits the road for a new set of dates that will have the sextet rocking coast to coast and even across the pond well into the fall.
The 73-date world tour begins July 24 at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., House of Blues, and features performances in 32 states before the group crosses the Atlantic for a run of shows beginning November 12, with stops in Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium.
HUNTER HAYES SCORES SECOND TEEN CHOICE NOMINATION WITH “21”
Hunter Hayes’ fresh, Top 40-and-climbing single “21” is hitting big with fans around the globe, garnering more than 11 million streams and counting in just a few weeks since its release. Now, Hayes has landed a nomination for Choice Country Song for “21” at Teen Choice 2015, which will air live on FOX at 8:00 p.m. EST on August 16.
The nomination is Hayes’ second for this year’s Teen Choice awards, as he also bids for Choice Country Artist among fellow nominees Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood. Already this year, Hayes has taken home the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Country Artist and was named one of YouTube’s Top 50 Music Artists of 2015, in addition to earning his fifth GRAMMY nomination.
CLEARANCE DEBUT NEW SINGLE ON IMPOSE
Chicago indie / slack rockers Clearance have released the second single off of their debut album Rapid Rewards. The track entitled, “Total Closeout,” like “You’ve Been Pre-Approved,” is a slight commentary on the economic crisis and the business practices that helped create it.
BEN FOLDS PREMIERES NEW SONG “PHONE IN THE NEW POOL”
Ben Folds has released another fantastic song from his new album, So There, due out September 11 (New West). The song, “Phone in the Pool,” premiered earlier in the week via the Wall Street Journal and is yet another stunning song from this beautifully nuanced chamber pop record recorded and arranged in collaboration with the critically acclaimed NYC-based sextet yMusic.
WRVTH “MALAISE” VIDEO
Today atmospheric technical death metal conjurors, WRVTH, in cooperation with the death bringers at Decibel Magazine, are pleased to reveal the band new video for “Malaise.” Captured by Cory Davis at Yellowbox Films, the manic black and white clip comes by way of the band’s self-titled new full-length, deployed last month via Unique Leader Records.
LITTLE LIAM “YOU DON’t KNOW”
Little Liam have been on the Birmingham music scene for several years now. Hypnotised by the captivating live performances of the local bands on the Birmingham scene, (including a recent sold out gig at The Sunflower Lounge), and the explosion of Britpop in the 90s, this perfect musical storm nurtured the songwriting and musical path for Liam.
SEVYN STREETER “SHOULDA BEEN THERE” FEAT. B.O.B
OPEN LETTER FROM SEVYN STREETER: “The last year and a half has been quite the roller coaster for me. Incredible highs and some dark lows. I wrote these songs when I wasn’t in the best space. Like I ALWAYS say, ‘I DON’T WRITE THE SONGS JUST FOR ME.’ I believe this collection of music can help someone else. So instead of me pretending, denying, and being embarrassed about what I went through, I’m choosing to put these songs out. As a creative being, I just had to release this music before my debut album in order to really move on with my life! So……consider this new project “SHOULDA BEEN THERE PT.1” the prelude or an appetizer before the main course. I hope you enjoy and please know that more is on the way.”-SEVYN STREETER
THE JET AGE NEW SINGLE
“It’s been another shitty year in America, another year where I got to really wonder what the hell I’ve gotten my kids into,” says Eric Tischler, songwriter, guitarist and singer for The Jet Age, about the inspiration behind his band’s latest record, Destroy. Rebuild. With more than one narrator seemingly lost at sea (as on the slow-boiling acid folk of “Who Will I Sing This Song For?” and the Can-meets-The Bats boogie of “Hand Upon the Throttle”), and The Who-meets-MBV rant “I Can’t Breathe,” it’s not surprising that many of the lyrics were written in the shadow of the U.S.’s 2014 midterm elections, the disturbing news cycle around Ferguson’s police force, and Eric Garner’s death. The new set of songs address peoples’ struggles to find their way home, and the themes feel more on point every day, given events like Sandra Bland’s mysterious death and Donald Trump’s rise in the polls.
MIKE KROL “THIS IS THE NEWS”
Get ready to get “a little bit louder now”! Today, Mike Krol shares “This Is the News” from his Merge debut Turkey, describing the song as “my Declaration of Independence, my Manifest Destiny, my Treaty of Versailles, and my answer to ‘Shout’ by the Isley Brothers.”
Stereogum premiered the track, writing “Mike Krol is garage rock’s underdog that everyone will want to root for — they just don’t know it yet.” Start spreading the word, because the secret is out on Mike Krol!
SATE “WHAT DID I DO”
Here is the new single from SATE called “What Did I Do”. The track is “a rollicking rock-infused number that is equally infectious and reflective,” says Under the Gun.
SUNSTONE DEBUT ALBUM
SunStone’s debut album West of Wonder is a blend of classic hard rock, acoustic rock, searing blues, and psychedelic arrangements. By incorporating driving rock with multi-layered guitars, keyboards, and multi-part vocal harmonies, the album reflects a throwback to the days of “album rock” with a modern rock-n-roll flair. Sunstone’s influences are clear with sounds recalling bands such as Black Crowes, Jethro Tull, and Led Zeppelin. West of Wonder is now available on iTunes and sunstoneband.com.
The album opens with the groovy track “Little Miss Sassie”, reminiscent of Lenny Kravitz’s “American Woman” building up the twin guitar attack underpinned by various thick keyboard tracks. The title track “West of Wonder” is a hard rock war anthem with lyrics evocative of Iron Maiden’s iconic work. Songs such as “Refuge”, “Towards the Sunshine”, and “Leave This Town” adds a tranquil ambience while tracks such as “Mojo Groove”, “Things Are Knockin”, and “Down to the River” gives off a southern rock vibe – with influences ranging from Pat Travers, Eddie Van Halen, and Jimmy Page. The closing track “Moroccan Twilight” is an epic instrumental song filled with heavy guitar and synthesizers giving West of Wonder the powerful outro it deserves.
ANDY MINEO NEW ALBUM
Lyrical powerhouse and visionary, Andy Mineo is set to release his latest highly anticipated full-length album, Uncomfortable, on September 18, 2015 (Reach Records). Uncomfortable, executive produced by !llmind (J.Cole, Drake, 50 Cent) will be available for sale physically and digitally across iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. The album will be available for pre-order on August 7th.
Fans and supporters of Mineo including Grammy-Award winning artist, Lecrae, MTV journalist and music expert, Rob Markman and acclaimed producer !llmind all partook in the roll out of the new project with a timed release of behind-the-scenes video clips across each of their social media networks. The final video, the official cover announcement, was shared with eager fans via Mineo’s social channels. The full video can viewed at andymineo.com.
JEEN & MAGNET PREMIERES TRACK VIA FREE DOWNLOAD
Jeen (real name Jeen O’Brien) has been on a musical journey that informed Tourist (Deluxe Edition) her new album out now. Outside of also being the vocalist for Brendan Canning’s (Broken Social Scene) other band Cookie Duster, she has developed a style for her solo material that calls to mind the golden age of indie rock and MTV’s 120 Minutes, where both fans of 4AD and Veruca Salt could come together to find some common ground.
VITA CHAMBERS “FERROUS” VIDEO
Vita Chambers releases new video for “Ferrous” the latest single of her new EP “Stories Told”
Vita Chambers has also been nominated in 2 different categories of the 2014 Year End CDS Music Chart Awards – Best Female POP solo recording alongside Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, Charli XCX & Megan Trainor – as well as Best Canadian Act along with Kiesza, Drake and others. It is clear to anyone paying attention that Vita Chambers has exactly what it takes to become a worldwide superstar.
OMAR SOULWEYAM ALBUM STREAM
Omar Souleyman’s new album Bahdeni Nami is streaming right now via NPR First Listen. The Syrian dance singer partnered with a bevy of established electronic producers (Four Tet, Legowelt, Modeselektor, Gilles Peterson) who treated his music with the reverence of fans – its his best sounding, most dancefloor-ready work yet, while still fully steeped in his traditional style.
“TEN THOUSAND” PREMIERES AT STEREOGUM
“Ten Thousand,” a new track from Montreal act Emilie & Ogden, is premiering today at Stereogum. The song is off Emilie & Ogden’s debut LP 10 000, set for fall release October 2 via Secret City Records. Stereogum praises the “…mesmerizing title track…” saying, “Kahn’s angelic voice works as well as any instrument could, and her intricate harp work proves that she doesn’t exist as a reincarnation of [Tori] Amos or [Joanna] Newsom, but a newer, more modern variety.”
NOISEY EXPLORES ULTRA ORTHODOX RAP
Today, Noisey is excited to present the second episode of Noisey Israel Palestine: Hip Hop in the Holy Land, a six-part docu-series from VICE’s music channel that heads to Israel and Palestine to spend time with the unique voices emerging from a region mired in political unrest.
In Episode Two, Mike spends the day with Ohad Cohen, who was a part of the nascent Israeli rap scene as a teenager but is now fully immersed in the Ultra Orthodox Jewish community. Ohad still has hopes of making it as a rapper though. In this episode, he takes Mike into his studio to play new music, discuss the religious teaching behind his music, and explain why he views Kendrick Lamar as a negative rapper.
FELIX JAEHN TOPS THE CHARTS WITH TWO SONGS OF THE SUMMER
Armed with two chart-dominating hits, FELIX JAEHN arrives in the U.S. next month for a week of tour dates. The first show is August 12 at Flash in Washington, D.C. with shows following in Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York before concluding August 16 in San Diego at The W Hotel. Check out the full itinerary below and get tickets HERE.
The 20-year-old German producer, remixer, and artist is truly taking over the charts this summer. His gold-certified remix of Omi’s “Cheerleader” just reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in addition to going #1 on Shazam in the U.S., #2 Shazam Global, #2 on the Spotify Global Top 50, and #2 on the US Top 50. Spotify plays crossed the 300-million mark, while YouTube views surpass 230 million. It has hit #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries.
DARKOLOGY “KILL ME IF YOU CAN” VIDEO
The “cult” concept video piece for the song “Kill Me If You Can”, is the visual accompaniament for the crushing opener from their latest album, “Fated To Burn”, a vicious quasi thrashing tune in the best tradition of Metal Church and the mighty Judas Priest. Darkology are the first metal band in a long time to deliver a trully stellar and exhillerating album of pure crashing heavy metal that’s true to the genre without sounding dated.
The video’s concept parts were directed by UCLA grad, Tassos Kapsanis and edited by Methodd/EM and it stars a fair number of local talent from the burgeoning Athenian music scene.