FUSILIER NEW SINGLE
“Make You” is the second single from Fusilier’s forthcoming EP. It is also his musical mission statement: “My vision is Nine Inch Nails meets James Brown,” says Fusilier. “When I say that to friends to describe ‘Make You’ the mixture of wonder and excitement they show is the exact feeling I want to cultivate. I think one of the major duties of any artist is to expand the realm of the possible — to stimulate the imagination of the masses.”
“That kind of provocation proves difficult when there is an opposing force in our culture saying that you should live in awe of trinkets and approval. I actually think that people would love to stop living for candy crush and insta double taps in theory, but in practice no one’s willing to step to the left and live there. Everyone thinks we should have 26 flavors of ice cream, but if you like anything other than vanilla, or even have friends who like rocky road you’re persona non grata in most circles. Make You is my attempt to break the stigma attached to deviance. It’s my contribution to the elevation of imagination in society.”
THE GOLDHEARTS ALBUM STREAM
If it not for Kenny Rogers advice to bass players to write and sing their own songs, this catchy album of grunge, hooks, harmonies, and twang may never have seen the light of day. With a batch of original songs in hand, Bass Player/Songwriter Margy Joughin (Dream Poppies) gambled on the wisdom of Kenny Rogers, sage to all bass players.
Intending to record a few songs, producer Govinda Doyle (Big Jet Plane) gently coaxed Margy across the line from backing to lead vocalist to accidentally record an album. The Goldhearts came to life with with ex-Brisbane mates Tracey Kick, (Dream Poppies) Claire Harris (Razel, Dream Poppies, Godnose, The Shortfall) and Daren Williams (Haba Dudes, Secret Assasins).
ZAC SLATER “ZIPS”
Tasmanian artist Zac Slater launches his latest single Zips. Co-Produced at Sunshine Recorder Studios in Port Melbourne with Lee Cardan and IAMMXO (from hip hop duo Diafrix) Zips is a fun and catchy feel good song thats guaranteed to get you moving.
The single successfully captures Slaters unique sound which draws from a variety of genres and is his strongest work to date.
CHAKA KHAN “HOUSE OF LOVE”
‘House Of Love’ is a record that has been a year in the making, Chaka Khan’s dance music debut and the first time that her two siblings, Taka Boom and Mark Stevens have performed on the same record with her. This is house music crafted by the greats from a lady that has sold over eighty million records and won ten Grammy awards. An unstoppable record doused in charm and finesse, ‘House Of Love’ is set for release on Shaboom Records on 20th May 2016 alongside stellar remixes from DJ Sneak, DJ Dmitry (of 90s supergroup DEEE-LITE), Eric D Clark, Yousef, Split Secs and Tripmastaz, with further remixes yet to be announced.
NAO NEW SINGLE “GIRLFRIEND”
“Girlfriend” is the new single from NAO. It’s a musical Tour De Force and set to be one of the many highlights of her highly anticipated debut long player, due for release in July on Little Tokyo/RCA.
“Girlfriend” is a four-minute piece of digital, woozy funk featuring bursting electronic surges that help lift NAO’s distinctive elastic vocal to new heights. The track has been produced by musical soul mate Grades, who has worked closely with NAO on her upcoming debut album “For All We Know”. NAO’s recent US tour sold out in 3 minutes and it has also been confirmed she will be performing at Glastonbury 2016, three times in fact.
BOO SEEKA “OH MY”
Australian electronic duo Boo Seeka today reveal the video for their latest single ‘Oh My’, ahead of a sold out Old Blue Last show in London tonight and an appearance at Liverpool Sound City this weekend. With more hip-hop driven beats and melodic layering, the track is an insight into what’s to come.
RUNAWAY SAINTS NEW VIDEO
Originally from Rhode Island, recent escapees from Nashville and now settled in Los Angeles; Runaway Saints have already lived up to their name by being a band on the run.
Since forming two years ago down in Nashville, Runaway Saints have spent most of their time on the road performing in front of the eclectic crowds of Rod Stewart, Jonny Lang, Ryan Cabrera, and several others.
EFFIE NEW SINGLE
Effie knew from a young age what career she wanted. Age just 11 she asked her parents if she could ‘go pro’ and signed up with the E Minor Choir. Within just a few years she was being mentored by Lemar, garnering praise from the MOBOs and Radio1 Xtra, but she knew something wasn’t quite right with the formula. Still a teenager, she was being shaped by a team rather than following her own creative convictions, so she walked way from the music world until she was ready to return on her own terms.
Roadrunner Records group Creeper have announced their first ever North American tour which will see the Southampton band landing in the states this July for a run of headline shows. The summer trek is set to kick off July 20th at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen and continue through the end of the month where it will eventually wrap-up with a performance alongside The Bouncing Souls at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park on July 29th. Creeper will then return to the states this September for a festival set at Chicago’s Riot Fest & Carnival set for September 16th-18th (tour itinerary attached). Tickets for all dates are on sale today.
THE DIRTY HEAT NEW VIDEO
Austin indie outfit The Dirty Heat are set to drop their music video for their single “Empty Spaces”. The track was recorded by Frenchie Smith at The Bubble in Austin and released earlier this year.
After touring the west coast in March to promote the new single the band teamed up with local Music Video Producer/Director, John Valley (Sweet Spirit & A Giant Dog) to produce a music video for the track.
JACK & AMANDA PALMER TO RELEASE YOU GOT ME SINGING JULY 15
Amanda Palmer and (her father) Jack Palmer are set to release You Got Me Singing, a lovingly put together album, on July 15th. Amanda sings and plays piano and ukulele, and Jack, a semi-professional choral singer, plays guitar and lends his rich bass voice to a variety of cover songs that span decades.
“The main inspiration behind this record was to share songs and time with my dad,” says Amanda, who was separated from her father when she was less than a year old. “It was a really good reason to spend healing time together, sharing our musical histories, all poetically punctuated by the fact that I was seven months pregnant when we recorded. I knew that from my post at the mixing desk and the mic, this music was being heard in the womb, and so the song selection was really important…we didn’t want this album to sound corny, we wanted it to sound like the connective tissue between three generations. The songs had to be simple.”
MIRANDA LAMBERT RETURNS TO HER ROOTS AND BRINGS THE PINK PISTOL BACK HOME, BIGGER AND BETTER TEXAS STYLE
Miranda Lambert will be putting her eclectic lifestyle boutique, The Pink Pistol all under one roof in her hometown of Lindale, Texas. The flagship store will be moving to a newer and bigger location beginning of August. The new location will have a larger inventory, more “Miranda’ize” merchandise, and unique shopping opportunities for her fans. The Pink Pistol in Tishomingo, Oklahoma will close.
Having all her passions and endeavors (outside of music) in Lindale has been a goal for Miranda. Her foundation, MuttNation Foundation that she started with her Mom, Bev, is based in Lindale. Their passion and commitment to helping rescue dogs, to educate the public about shelter dog adoptions and providing funds to no-kill shelters in all 50 states started at the family kitchen table in Lindale.
COLD WAR KIDS ANNOUNCE FALL HEADLINE TOUR
Cold War Kids will kick off a fall headline tour on September 20 at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. Tickets go on sale today. The run will include a series of West Coast dates, including a September 23 show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA. Special guests The Strumbellas will open at the Arizona and Montana shows.
TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE “HE SINGS”
The band have thoroughly intrigued over the last year following the release of three eye-catching singles, All My Love, Behave and Baby I’m Blue. Having spent some time recording in Parr Street with Bill Ryder-Jones, they have returned with mutant 50s pop stomper, He Sings.
On He Sings, Oliver Taylor’s intricate guitar playing and distinctive vocals are held in place by a turbulent rhythm section as the band continue to explore blending a combination of shuffling beats, 60 girl group and doo wop sensibilities and a ramshackle DIY aesthetic.
SCALA & KOLACNY BROTHERS CELEBRATE 20 YEARS WITH SOLSTICE
Scala & Kolacny Brothers will celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary this summer with a new studio album called SOLSTICE. On it, the acclaimed Belgian rock choir puts its indelible sonic stamp on 20 songs by a group of artists who span genres and generations, from David Bowie and John Legend to Nine Inch Nails and Britney Spears.
Named for the longest day of the year, SOLSTICE will be available on June 17 – just four days before the actual summer solstice. Available exclusively as a digital download, the album’s list price is $9.99. Drawing in substantial live audiences around the world, including being the only choir to have headlined a stage at the Coachella Music Festival, Scala & Kolacny Brothers are also commemorating this double-decade milestone with a European tour.
GRINGO STAR “ROTTEN”
Nevado Music is thrilled to welcome Atlanta, GA psych-rockers Gringo Star to their expanding label roster. Gringo Star will release The Sides And In Between on August 26. The album is available to pre-order now digitally via iTunes. Pure Volume has premiered the video for the band’s new single “Rotten” which is available now on all streaming services. Gringo Star’s Nick Furglueles told Pure Volume, “‘Rotten’ to me, is about not letting societal standards prevent you from doing or expressing how you want and not waiting till it’s too late to do what you love.” He adds, “It’s about an establishment designed to keep people in check, and dismantling that establishment.”
OMAR GET EM “TRILL”
Northern Virginia rapper/producer presents his new single “Trill”, slated to appear on his forthcoming EP Sensations. Omar’s last EP was The Growth (Soundcloud). “This is some of my best work,” Omar says of the new single. “I made this with the intent to kill.”
NO JOY NEW SINGLE
Tagging No Joy as “shimmery infectious dream pop” doesn’t work since the band’s live shows are so brutal that it has them sharing the stage with bands like Deafheaven and Fucked Up. Classifying them as “doom shoegaze” doesn’t work either since the band has created records so complex and sonically mature they transcend genres. Nostalgic yet new, loud yet quiet; No Joy’s conflicting reputation cannot be classified because it’s in constant evolution.
300 signee T-Wayne, just unleashed his latest visual courtesy of XXL this morning, fresh off the Fetty Wop “Welcome to the Zoo” tour. In today’s offering, the Houston underdog clearly has 99 problems and it would seem that chicks make up each and every one of them. One in particular is sweating him “EXTRA” hard. She is really doing the most. The ‘extra’ bouncy track comes courtesy of Yung Lan & Midlow.
ARP (Augmented Reality Project) is a modern prog/core project from Tel Aviv, Israel. Headed by writer and producer Yoav Efron, ARP features some of Israel’s top metal artists.
Now, you can listen to the band’s brand new single “Gone (Not Here)” below or at this location:
THE TEEN AGE PAY HOMAGE TO THE RAMONES WITH NEW VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE “BACKWARDS”
Brooklyn quartet, The Teen Age, have always felt an affinity for Queens neighbors, the Ramones, and with the 40th anniversary of their debut album arriving this month, guitarist Micah Weisberg and bassist Bill Dvorak have created a near shot-by-shot homage of a scene from the 1979 film Roger Corman film, “Rock & Roll High School”, starring the Ramones, in the video for “Backwards” – which premiere today via BedfordandBowery.com:
BRETT DENNEN FEATURED AT THE HUFFINGTON POST
A new interview with Brett Dennen and producer Dave Cobb is now featured at The Huffington Post. In the article, the pair discuss making Dennen’s new album, Por Favor, which was released last week on Elektra Records (purchase here) and is already receiving widespread acclaim…
“It’s a thrill to hear Dennen go through this process, uncovering self-truths and forming new questions along the way. Por Favor paves a redemptive journey into a heart that’s not always happy and draws a portrait of a maturing artist mired in shadow pining for daylight…sometimes serene and sometimes fierce, Por Favor nourishes healing assertions and sounds.”—The Huffington Post
THE LUMINEERS’ CLEOPATRA HOLDS STRONG AT NO. 1 ON AAA RADIO
The Lumineers’ ‘Ophelia’ off second album, Cleopatra, is holding No. 1 for the 12th straight week at AAA radio format, joining the ranks of Coldplay, Jack Johnson & Dave Matthew Band with the third most consecutive weeks at #1 on the Mediabase AAA chart. Cleopatra is the first No. 1 Billboard charting album from an indie label this year (Dualtone, an Entertainment One Company), and is a major hit overseas with the album ringing up No. 1 sales in the UK, Canada, and South Africa to go along with the US top rank. The band is also trending No. 2 at Alternative radio, and rising quickly!In another recent milestone, the band’s songs reached a combined one billion streams on Pandora, in addition to the band selling over 200,000 tickets in advance of their U.S. tour thus far.
Well known in her native UK, fiery emcee Nolay prepares for her American invasion with a hyper new single, “Pressure,” produced by Kid D. The track premiered today via Paper Mag, who said Nolay “is for sure a force to be reckoned with,” adding, “Positing herself as the heir-apparent to Godfathers of Grime, Wiley and Dizzee Rascal, ‘Pressure’ sees the artist taking the classic 8-bar format to a whole new level.” The third single from #GrimeGutsAndGlory, Nolay’s debut stateside release, “Pressure” finds Nolay weaving impressive wordplay over a hybrid Grime/Trap beat, her accent creating unexpected assonance throughout: “It’s hilarious mate, I’m cryin’/Various areas, I am flyin’/I’m notorious, not inglorious with some warriors.”
3 PILL MORNING LYRIC VIDEO “ELECTRIC CHAIR” STREAMING VIA LOUDWIRE
Midwest hard rock act 3 Pill Morning has revealed the details of its sophomore album, entitled Never Look Back, to be released with The Fuel Music on July 29. Today, 3 Pill Morning has teamed up with Loudwire to launch a lyric video for the album’s first single “Electric Chair” at:
RISE RECORDS SIGN FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH FOR FUTURE RECORDED ALBUMS
Rise Records have announced the signing of Five Finger Death Punch to a North American recording deal. The first album with Rise Records, the BMG-owned rock label, will be released following the completion of Five Finger Death Punch’s obligation to its current label, Prospect Park.
The hard rock juggernauts, comprised of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarists Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, drummer Jeremy Spencer and bassist Chris Kael formed in 2005 and have released six highly successful albums, five of which have been certified gold, with one reaching platinum status and another soon to follow.
JUST BLAZE OFFERS ROYALTY FREE
“After so many fake kits floating around for years I couldn’t take it anymore! I’m super excited to partner with Splice to bring you guys “Meow The Drums” along with this new set of personally crafted sounds. I wanted to create a set that didn’t feel specific to any one genre and could be of use no matter what you’re feeling at the moment. Oh, there’s also a few more sounds from some of my classics hidden in here. Dig in… And as always, HAPPY DRUMMING YALL!” – Just Blaze
J. KWEST “LIVSTRONG”
This J.Kwest record, “Livstrong ft. J. Ivy,” is about those nights we all know – when we feel ourselves a little too much and go too far. The Vice Life of sex, drugs, and all that is covered like you hear in other songs, but Kwest is witty, lyrical. and honest in talking temptation. Put simply: “This one is for the hood, who try to livstrong/but break down after trying all night long.” He covers text mistakes (“Phone by my side might as well be a trigger”) and the recklessness of All Star Weekend. Next time you see someone about to do something dumb, tell them to LIVSTRONG.
PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2016 TONY AWARDS
The Tony Awards have announced their first group of presenters for the 2016 Tony Awards which will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, Broadway’s biggest night will feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Tony Nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane, among others. Additional presenters will be announced soon.
The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 12, 2016. For more information on the Tony Awards, visit TonyAwards.com and Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards and follow @TheTonyAwards on Instagram and Twitter.