NEW SINGLE BY TRUDY
Where are we going babe? A question that sticks like a knife in the gut of all young lovers and passenger side drivers. However while this downbeat groover may consider many of life’s deepest cogitations, it also provides answers to our more personal, innermost questions. What colour is my soul? What is my favourite Eiffel 65 song? Which 00’s boyband am I? The universal answer, is of course: Baby I’m Blue.
Trudy play their first London show on Tuesday the 12th of January at The Old Blue Last as part of DIY Magazine’s Hello 2016 series.
THE REVENANT SCORE (RYUICHI SAKAMOTO + ALVA NOTO + BRYCE DESSNER) STREAMING
Among many other accolades already out there, it was recently announced that Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, and Bryce Dessner’s stunning score for The Revenant, the upcoming film from Alejandro G. Iñárritu, was nominated for a Golden Globe award. The score is streaming in full via NPR First Listen this week before it’s physical cd release on Friday January 8th, the same day as the film’s wide release. Additionally, Sakamoto recently chatted with NPR about the project here.
SKI LODGE NEW SINGLE
On February 26, Brooklyn’s Ski Lodge will release their New Life EP on Old Flame Records. The collection of six songs will be released digitally and as a limited edition tape that is now available for pre-order.
Stream the EP’s single “Heaven Is Now” via Soundcloud:
SAM HUNT RETURNS TO NBC’S “LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS” THIS WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6
GRAMMY-nominated country star Sam Hunt returns this Wednesday, January 6th to NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Tune in at 12:35a/11:35p CT for Hunt’s performance of his current Platinum-selling Top 5 single, “Break Up In A Small Town.” Hunt made his national television debut on Meyers’ stage back in September 2014 when he performed his debut single, “Leave the Night On,” off his first major label album release, Montevallo (MCA Nashville). Since his debut, Hunt has garnered massive fan and critical acclaim, performed to tens of millions in primetime television audience, and sold out arenas worldwide.
DREAMERS NEW SINGLE FOR 2016
DREAMERS recently released a new single “Shooting Shadows” via Fairfax Recordings — a brilliantly burning anthem of love, hate and brooding malcontent boiling over into a hot mess, exclusively on THE FADER. And now, the band is bringing their electric live show (which saw them open for the likes of Young Rising Sons and Atlas Genius) back on the road for an extensive tour with Arkells and Brazilian Girls.
RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS’ SELF-TITLED, DEBUT ALBUM STREAMING
Ron Pope & The Nighthawks’ debut, self-titled album is now streaming in full on Consequence of Sound. Listen HERE. The record will be officially released January 8 on Brooklyn Basement Records. Consequence of Sound noted, “Pope has remained fiercely independent, refusing to make himself beholden to a label or even a manager” and with this new album he’s “returned home to go bigger and better.”
RAMLEH ALBUM STREAM
Legendary British noise rock purveyors, RAMLEH, have announced their upcoming US West Coast tour dates for later this month, as the band makes a rare trip to the country in support of their latest double-disc album, Circular Time.
Released in December via Crucial Blast, Circular Time sees RAMLEH closing a nearly twenty-year gap since the outfit’s last “rock-oriented” album, and delivering their most intense work since re-emerging in recent years. Now comprised of founding member Gary Mundy, longtime member Anthony Di Franco, and new drummer Martyn Watts, the album sees the band returning with nearly two hours of speaker-shredding, void-gazing psychedelia, pushing the pummeling, Hawkwindian meltdowns heard on classic ’90s-era albums.
KYLE DION NEW SINGLE
While being featured on a new release from Austin Mahone and having joined Kehlani on Cloud 19 deep cut “How We Do Us” has landed Kyle Dion on the radar of the masses, the 21-year-old’s own music is what’s turning curious listeners into fans. “Kyle Dion takes the wheel in the Alternative R&B lane,” states NYLON in their premiere of the L.A. via Florida singer/songwriter’s new single, “Timed Out.” The song, which Kyle Dion says “should make you feel happy,” carries a light and sweet vibe. “I talk on the theory of relativity,” Kyle Dion tells NYLON, “how time is relative and from that perspective how funny it is that everyone is scared of running out of it.” Produced by French producer Oris Beats, Kyle Dion explains the making of the track: “When I heard it I was in my room and immediately started writing what became ‘Timed Out.’ The inspiration came from me trying to create and get content out there for my fans, fast. I wanted to give them this project ASAP and with that felt a little pressured of time, and then I realized… What is time really?”
VENOM INC. ANNOUNCE TOUR
UK-based metallers, VENOM INC., will kick off their long-anticipated North American tour tomorrow in Atlanta, Georgia. Initially slated to take place this past Fall but postponed, the rescheduled takeover will raze nearly two dozen cities through January 28th, coming to a close in Fort Worth, Texas. Support will be provided by American death metal legion, Necrophagia.
VENOM INC. features original Venom members guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn and drummer Anthony “Abaddon” Bray with former Venom bassist/vocalist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan. The band made their live debut as VENOM INC. in April 2015 at the Keep It True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, performing a full set of Venom classics and played to over 30,000 people at Heavy Montreal last August. Dolan and Dunn have spent the last few years collaborating in M:Pire Of Evil, who released their latest full-length, Crucified, in May 2013. VENOM INC. took to the streets early this past Fall on the lengthy Iron And Steel European Tour before closing the year with a Latin American live infiltration. This month, North America will finally get its venomous baptism with the band again performing a full set of Venom’s most revered tunes.
DAISYHEAD PREMIERE NEW SONG ‘NEVER KNOW’
Nashville, TN’s Daisyhead have premiered their new demo for ‘Never Know’ in support of their upcoming tour with Free Throw, Young and Heartless & Sinai Vessel.
THIRD EAR NEW SINGLE
Third Ear engage the senses and offer an exquisite arrangement of themes and mood, designed to gently guide you as you embark upon a shared journey.
Sometimes breezy, laid back and cool, sometimes taut, explosive and rollicking, Third Ear’s musical works are textured throughout with depth, imaginative flair and a soulfulness that seeks the heart.
BLACK SABBATH TRIBUTE ALBUM “THE DOOM IN US ALL” PREVIEW
TOURNIQUET drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has assembled an all-star lineup to pay tribute to BLACK SABBATH as the legendary heavy metal pioneers get ready to embark on their final tour, “The End”. Due on January 20, 2016 via Pathogenic Records, “The Doom In Us All – A Tribute To Black Sabbath.”
COCOA TEA “LADIES BALL”
Legendary artist Cocoa Tea is back with “Ladies Ball” a brand new song with a familiar vibe. Originally performed as a free-style lyric at the IRIE JAM RADIO event of the same name, audience response was so strong that the artist was obliged to make the lyric into a full -fledged song. Ladies Ball was released commercially on December 18 and is sure to please all the ladies as radio and core media support develop.
TRANSGENDER MUSICIAN CAIT BRENNAN TO RELEASE NEW CD
To say Cait Brennan has lived many lives is truly an understatement. She’s been a schoolteacher, a working screenwriter, a dyed-in-the-wool indie record store clerk, a newspaper reporter, a printing plant grunt. She’s changed her name more times than she remembers and has occupied more genders than there are on the map. But one thing, above all, has burned bright at the center of everything: her music.
Cait has never been your basic folkie singer-songwriter; she’s always been more Bowie or St Vincent than Bon Iver. A singer with a powerful, singular five-octave rock voice, a prolific songwriter, and a multi-instrumentalist who plays every note on her own home recordings, Brennan worked for years in secret, creating gorgeous, otherworldly rock sounds that have never seen the light of day—until now. Discovered and championed by musician and production wunderkind Fernando Perdomo (who’s worked with Linda Perhacs, Emitt Rhodes, Beck, Fiona Apple and Jakob Dylan among many others), Cait Brennan’s debut album is here at last.
DUA LIA “NEW LOVE”
Dua Lipa is kicking off 2016 with a nomination for BBC Music’s Sound Of 2016 and with accolades flowing in from both sides of the Atlantic. 2016 is the year to keep your eyes & ears open for this Londoner that Popjustice recently named The New Artist Most Likely To Save Pop In 2016 and that TIME declared an “elegant pop superstar-in-waiting…”
LACEY STURM RELEASES LIFE SCREAMS FEB. 12
Four years following her departure from Flyleaf, the vocalist and songwriter who delivered rock anthems like “Again,” All Around Me,” “I’m So Sick” and “Fully Alive” to the top of the retail and radio charts, Lacey Sturm, announces that her debut solo album, Life Screams, will independently release Feb. 12 on FOLLOWSPOT Records with The Fuel Music distribution.
Writing alone, as well as with husband/guitarist Josh Sturm, Skillet’s Korey Cooper and Grammy Award winning writer and producer David Hodges, Lacey created a record that is the sonic successor to Flyleaf’s celebrated self-titled debut (which spent a staggering 133 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200).
“In the beginning, Flyleaf really centered around my story and vision,” says the Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated frontwoman of Flyleaf (through 2012). “This new project continues that narrative in a cohesive way.”
ALEX DEZEN GOES SOLO
On February 12, 2016, Alex Dezen (founder, frontman and main songwriter for the Brooklyn-bred four-piece The Damnwells) will embark on his next musical phase by issuing his first full-length solo set, an appropriately eponymous, deeply personal, 10-track self-portrait of a man now ready to lay the foundation for his own identity as a solo artist.
“When words alone are not enough, you need to say it in a song,” says Dezen, when asked why he felt now was the right time to write and record his inaugural full-fledged solo album. As Dezen describes, a creative burst during a stint in Ohio over New Year’s 2015 sowed the seeds for tracks that would be recorded in Los Angeles during January and February. “I didn’t write like 30 songs and just kind of pick the 10 best. These are 10 songs that I had to write.” The bulk of the sonic slices on the album are served up straight from past personal, and often painful, experiences. “The good thing about writing these songs is that when I have to talk about them I can just say, literally, all you have to do is read the lyrics. Because it’s not like its coached in some kind of flowery metaphor.”
Eastern Pennsylvania-based punk/hardcore powerhouse, WISDOM IN CHAINS, is preparing to return to Europe on tour once again this month.
WISDOM IN CHAINS prepares to storm the European continent on the EMP Persistence Tour. Running from January 13th through 24th, the band will run through Poland, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland and The Netherlands alongside Ignite, Terror, H20, Iron Reagan, Twitching Tongues and Risk It. Upon their return, the band will be performing regionally with a show in Baltimore February 6th joined by Everybody Gets Hurt and Paid In Full, followed by a show in Philly February 19th with the mighty Judge as well as World Be Free, Blind Justice and Timebomb.
HEAR A NEW SONG FROM FAMOUS LAST WORDS VIA ALTPRESS
The post-hardcore quintet Famous Last Words has signed a deal with Revival Recordings, a record label owned by Shawn Milke of Alesana. To celebrate, the band has teamed up with Alternative Press Magazine to stream their new song, an acoustic track called “I’ll Be Home Soon”. The single will appear on an upcoming Revival Recordings compilation called It’s All Acoustic that will also feature Alesana, The Funeral Portrait, Megosh and many more.
PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 73RD ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS
Amy Adams (two-time Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee), Jaimie Alexander, Patricia Arquette (Golden Globe Award winner and four-time award nominee), Jim Carrey (two-time Golden Globe Award winner and six-time award nominee), Jamie Foxx (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Mel Gibson (Golden Globe Award winner and three-time award nominee), Amber Heard, Bryce Dallas Howard (Golden Globe Award nominee), Kate Hudson (Golden Globe Award winner), Helen Mirren (three-time Golden Globe Award winner and fourteen-time award nominee, including 2016 nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture), Julianne Moore (two-time Golden Globe Award winner and nine-time award nominee), Eddie Redmayne (Golden Globe Award winner and two-time award nominee, including 2016 nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama), Kurt Russell (Golden Globe Award nominee), J.K. Simmons (Golden Globe Award winner), Channing Tatum and Olivia Wilde are the first round of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Veteran host Ricky Gervais returns for the fourth time to host the high-profile ceremony that will air on Sunday, Jan. 10, LIVE coast to coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4-5 p.m. PST/7-8 p.m. EST, and main telecast from 5-8 p.m. PST/8-11 p.m. EST from the Beverly Hilton.
FALL OUT BOY RELEASES “IRRESISTIBLE” MUSIC VIDEO FT. DEMI LOVAT
After a massive 2015, GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum selling band Fall Out Boy is wasting no time as they usher in 2016 with the music video for their latest single “Irresistible” featuring Demi Lovato, available now at:
FOALS TO PERFORM ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
Tune in to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS tonight at 11:35/10:35c* to watch Foals perform “Mountain At My Gate.” Check local listings.
The band’s critically acclaimed new album What Went Down is available now via Warner Bros. Records HERE.
THE CROOKES PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “THE WORLD IS WAITING”
Sheffield quartet The Crookes want the holiday cheer to continue throughout the year, offering up a colorful and festive video for their second single off their upcoming album, Lucky Ones, entitled “The World Is Waiting” via Noisey – share via YouTube. Lucky Ones is set to arrive January 29 on Modern Outsider in North America, Anywhere Records in the UK/Europe, and will be followed by a headlining tour of the UK in February, and soon to be announced North American tour around SXSW in March.
BOBBY LONG KICKS OFF 2016 WITH NEW SHOWS & NEW SINGLE
U.S.-based British singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Long begins the new year with a new single from his critically-acclaimed album ODE TO THINKING and a series of newly-announced shows. “Ode to Thinking,” the title track from the album, arrives at radio this week, accompanied by a creative lyric video for the song.
Long will launch the new single when he appears on WXPN Radio’s first “Free At Noon” broadcast of 2016 live from Philadelphia this Friday, January 8, from 12Noon to 1:00PM eastern time. It can be streamed live at www.xpn.org.
HEAVYGRINDER EP STREAM
Metal-EDM icon HEAVYGRINDER, newly made up of DJ Heavygrinder and Nek0, has unleashed their most dynamic, and the most truly transgenre dance music EP to date, Setsuna, through ONFYR Records. Originally premiered on CraveOnline, Setsuna melds infectious electronic dance elements and fresh Jpop energy with the signature metal edge that has been the cornerstone of the DJ Heavygrinder sound since the very beginning.
SETH BOGART ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ON BURGER RECORDS
Burger Records is excited to announce the official debut album from Seth Bogart, the former frontman for iconic DIY acts Hunx & His Punx and Gravy Train!!!! The genre-twisting pop homage features guest appearances from Kathleen Hanna, Tavi Gevinson, Clementine Creevy (Cherry Glazerr), Chela and is co-written and produced by long-time friend Cole MGN (Julia Holter, Ariel Pink, DâM FunK etc).
THE JAUNTEE ALBUM PREVIEW
Hailing from Boston, MA, The Jauntee have solidified a dedicated following, playing staple venues in the Northeast, several New England festivals, including Catskill Chill, StrangeCreek, and Disc Jam, as well as extensively touring down the east coast and across the midwest, giving them nationwide recognition, with sold out shows as far west as Denver, CO. A focus on live improvisation, set list variety, and musical exploration makes every show different from the last, truly making The Jauntee a live act to see again and again.
Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, The Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including: funk, rock, jazz, progressive, bluegrass, psychedelic and ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into ‘the weird’ sets them apart from your average upcoming jam band. They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience. With an ever-expanding song catalog and an inclination for open ended improvisation, every show promises to be a unique experience.
NEW COZZ MIXTAPE
South Central rapper / Dreamville signee Cozz has released his new mixtape Nothing Personal, the follow-up to his highly lauded Cozz N Effect project. The tape, largely produced by longtime collaborator / friend Meez also features production from D2, T. Lew and Mikeal Mighty w/ guest spots from Boogie, Freeackrite, Correy C + Deborah, and fellow Dreamville signee Bas. You can grab the tape for free today via Dreamville/Tha Committee Records.