BAD COMPANY ANNOUNCE ‘SWAN SONG’ UK TOUR
Bad Company will return to the UK for their first tour in four years this fall on their ‘Swan Song’ tour. Original Bad Company members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke will hit eight UK cities in October including Leeds, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and London.
“With mean riffs that took no prisoners, smoldering grooves and THE voice of all British voices, these guys brought home a special unique angle to the scene. “I’m excited to see them make their way back on the road, town to town.” – Robert Plant.
CRASH MIDNIGHT CONTROVERSIAL “ROXY” VIDEO PULLED FROM YOUTUBE
Crash Midnight’s latest video “Roxy” removed from YouTube in a record 72 hours after going live.
After gaining over 20,000 plays in less than 72 hours, CRASH MIDNIGHT’s controversial new video for the Steve Thompson (Guns n’ Roses, Rolling Stones, Prince, David Bowie etc)-produced single, “Roxy,” has been taken down on YouTube amidst a storm of debate regarding artistic censorship.
“Roxy” is the band’s first single off the upcoming worldwide re-release of their “Lost In The City” album, which is being remixed with new high-octane production by Bobby Ferrari at Vegas View Recording and is slated for a September release. In response to the take down, the label has created a ‘censored’ version of the video that is now available at this link:
Influenced by ‘90s hard rock bands (think Incubus in their quieter moments) and the raw vocal power of Alanis Morissette and Hayley Williams, Molly Anna’s dark fiction weaves intricate tales of love, self-destruction and extraordinary escape plans: from the scars left by lovers gone wrong to a burnt down house and a flawed alibi…
As shown on their debut EP, Ghosts, which was released in January, Molly Anna Band are an empassioned musical outfit whose sound is strengthened by its eclectic influences. The label of folk metal may offer some insight to their sonic output, but with elements of jazz, pop and hip hop thrown in to the mix, it is only a over view of their diversity.
“KISS YOU NOW”
After a hugely successful 2015 on both sides of the Atlantic, Jess And The Bandits have enjoyed partying with their fans up and down the UK in 2016.
Having completed a number of tours and festivals, wowing the crowds from LA to London, and with their debut album Here We Go Again having reached number 6 on the official country charts, Jess and the Bandits returned to the recording studio in January to work on new material for their upcoming sophomore album. On their second headline tour in April, the band treated their fans to new material without the wait. With a deluxe edition of Here We Go Again having also entered the Official Country Charts, the band are ready and raring to go for festival season.
MCKAIL SEELY NEW VIDEO
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter McKail Seely, who recently released her music video for the song “Last One.”
WORLD-RENOWNED GUITARIST/COMPOSER STEVE HACKETT REVEALS “THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY” CLIP
World-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett has just revealed the first clip from his forthcoming 2 CD/2 DVD, Blu-Ray package THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE LIVE IN LIVERPOOL. The video for “The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” can be viewed here.
“HAWT STUFF” VIDEO
Vicetone returns with another epic tune, this time taking us back to the disco days. The guys’ new single “Hawt Stuff” features a familiar Donna Summer sample from the original 1970s anthem. Buzzing synths, pounding kicks, and a distorted vocal breakdown bring this classic into the new age.
CHARLOTTE BERG LISTEN TO “JUST FOR NOW”
There’s a lot to be said for taking charge of your life but still remaining open-minded to growth. Connecticut-born indie singer-songwriter, Charlotte Berg, switched her career goals from medicine to music at age 20 and never looked back. She is now pleased to announce the official release of her debut album, It’s the Damsel Who Decides. She is currently releasing her first single, “Just For Now,” as a glimpse of what’s to come from her 10-track album set to be out August 12, 2016. Having gained fans in both Australia and the US, Berg hits the road again this summer, touring the UK and Sweden in support of her new album.
MEGAFAUNA ALBUM STREAM
Today, the Austin-based three-piece Megafauna release Welcome Home, their fourth studio album and follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed Maximalist. In celebration of the new release, Dani Neff spoke with BUST Magazine who are streaming the album in its entirety.
TOM SPEIGHT “FALLING”
Londoner Tom Speight has announced the release of his brand new single Falling, the first track taken from his forthcoming EP of the same name out 8th July.
Currently on a UK and European tour supporting Seafret, the singer-songwriter released his debut EP Little Love earlier this year to widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike, and Falling (featuring Rachel Sermanni) signals a natural progression from his previous recordings as he continues to hone his melodic styling and acoustic indie pop.
“MISERY” VIDEO NOW LIVE ON VEVO
Catch Gwen on tour this summer “This Is What the Truth Feels Like” 2016:
THE RECORD SUMMER RELEASE NEW SINGLE “PRIZEFIGHT” ON LOOSE NARRATIVE
The Record Summer, the project of songwriter Bret Rodysill, released their new single, “Prizefight” Friday via new UK label, Loose Narrative their first new music in six years, and a very welcome return. Regarding the track, Rodysill stated, “‘Prizefight’ is about waiting for a chance, a real chance, at the ability to succeed, based upon one’s own terms.”
COMBICHRIST LAUNCHES NEW TRACK, LYRIC VIDEO “SKULLCRUSHER”
Norwegian-American electronic hard rock/heavy metal group, Combichrist, has launched a new track and lyric video, “Skullcrusher,” taken from the band’s impending eighth studio album This is Where Death Begins. Stream the new song and video on YouTube at:
SET MO SHARE NEW SINGLE “COMFORT YOU”
Sydney duo Set Mo (Nick Drabble & Stu Turner) had a massive 2015 with their breakthrough single ‘White Dress’ being one of the most played songs on Australian radio station triple j, getting millions of plays online (including 3 million plays on Spotify alone), as well as playing a slew of festival sets including Splendour In The Grass, Field Day, Mountain Sounds and Beyond The Valley. Set Mo were picked by Pulse Radio as one of the ‘Breakout Stars of 2015’ and ‘White Dress’ was also named as one of the ‘Best Tracks of 2015’ by inthemix. Set Mo have also garnered attention internationally, with BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong supporting their follow up single ‘Chasing Forever’ and ‘White Dress’ being picked up for a European release.
COBELL DAMU “NO LIMITS”
Dallas-based artist Cobell Damu comes back swinging as he releases his newest single “No Limits” along with a self-written and self-directed musical short film. Showcasing deep and illustrative lyrics alongside a big beat, Cobell explains that “‘No Limits’ is an expression of new found confidence in myself.”
Born Da’treyiou Allen in Fort Worth, Texas, Cobell realized his talents early on and as a child he began exploring his creativity, entertaining family and friends at social gatherings, and performing at local YMCA’s. As he grew, he discovered new talents in website design, HTML formatting, producing, cinematography, graphic design, painting, and sharpened his rapping, singing, songwriting, and recording engineering.
THE RAVEONETTES SHARE “SCOUT” TRACK VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN
The Raveonettes premiere their brand new track “Scout” this week via Brooklyn Vegan. The song is the fifth track release from the band’s official RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH playlist where the duo will continue to upload a freshly recorded track on the last Friday of every month until December. The ‘anti-album’ will feature a collection of new tracks that aren’t bound by the constraints of the format.
SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN SHARE “666” VIA SPIN
It’s the title track to their album, 666, which will be released July 8th on People In A Position To Know. Sugar Candy Mountain will be playing Hickey Fest in June, founded by the band’s own Ash Reiter. The festival takes place in the Mendocino Redwoods and supports the local Bay Area music scene.
NIGHT GAMES NEW SINGLE
East London’s Night Games peddle a high-fidelity brand of future pop that sounds effortlessly soulful next to the hordes of trendy electro-pop nowadays. Last single ‘Faithless’ was an important progression in their sound, cohesively juxtaposing their silken synth textures with glockenspiel to create a luxuriously poignant sound.
Latest single ‘Suffocate’ sees them at the apex of their songwriting. Constance’s ethereal reverberating vocals are borne atop crafty synth swells as she sings “I am the space between your sheets / Lift them over my head so I can’t breathe.”
BART “YEAH” MUSIC VIDEO
In a recent issue of Toronto’s NOW magazine, music editor Carla Gillis proclaimed that Bart just may be her favourite new Toronto band. This is not an isolated opinion. Over the course of the past year the band has played to a consistently growing group of converts. Bart’s use of dynamics and harmonics take them places where few contemporaries dare to tread. Triple saxophone breaks, piano ballads and synthetic fades into the centre of a new age all make up the band’s debut full length Holomew. Filled with hooks, melodies and meditations on the bigger picture, Bart’s Holomew is ambitious in scope and unapologetically progressive.
‘O’ EP STREAM
Today, London’s Holy ’57 has released the brand new O EP – the second offering in a soon-to-be set of four of releases (H, O, L, Y). Alex Mankoo, the practitioner of tropical-laden indie behind Holy ’57, takes his listeners to a relaxed remote place away from the stressors of life. Take a journey with Holy ’57 and the O EP today – available digitally via The Tennis Club.
LOUDER THAN LIFE 2016
Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, LOUDER THAN LIFE returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1 & 2, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a mindblowing music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.
Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, America’s premier production company for rock music festivals, Louisville’s LOUDER THAN LIFE features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and Gourmet Man Food curated personally by festival creator Danny Wimmer, along with a powerful music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent. The festival celebrates the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. In 2015, Louisville was #2 on the USA Today list of Best Local Food Scenes and was featured in Time Magazine’s list of America’s Best Music Scenes.
EARRING SHARE BLEARY, SLUDGY NEW TRACK “SLOW MUD” AT CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Somewhere in a warehouse in the shadow of the once industrial giant Chicago, Illinois mellow drums shape the pattern of a psychedelic post whatever dream. A distorted guitar lick sits right in line with a dark beautiful crooning, it’s almost winter and the streets are about to be frozen for months. A certain kind of longing reaches out from places like these and that band; Earring, can do nothing but call this place home. Mixing elements of Post Punk, Sludge and psych into a tapestry of soft and beautifully heavy rock tracks the band’s debut Fire Talk album Tunn Star.
SHE SHREDS PREMIERES FULL ALBUM STREAM OF THE STARGAZER LILIES’ SECOND LP ‘DOOR TO THE SUN’
Northeastern Pennsylvania’s pysch-gaze trio The Stargazer Lilies premiered a full album stream of their second LP ‘Door To The Sun’ today via She Shreds ahead of its June 3 release on Graveface Records. She Shreds called the album “an exploratory record that ruminates on all life’s random happenings and possibilities and showcases the band’s psychedelic side like never before,” and also interviewed bassist/lyricist Kim Field. Stream the album here:
JHEREK BISCHOFF & AMANDA PALMER GATHER AGAIN TO CELEBRATE PRINCE WITH “PURPLE RAIN”
“When our heroes die, we feel our own deaths coming down the pike,” says Palmer. “We didn’t expect to spend our winter and spring on these projects, but there is something unsettlingly beautiful about paying homage to Bowie and then, just a few months later, Prince. Rushing to the music itself and throwing ourselves into the recreating of the songs has proven to be not only therapeutic for us, but for our fans. We all know that we won’t stick around forever, and art and music – mine, Jherek’s, Prince’s, Bowie’s – is the glue that keeps us all connected beyond the terror of our own mortality. We will all die, but we’ll be survived by all the songs we ever passed along.”
BEN ABRAHAM’S “I BELONG TO YOU” MAHOGANY SESSION PREMIERES TODAY
A new video of Australian artist Ben Abraham performing “You Belong To Me” as part of the U.K.’s acclaimed Mahogany Sessions premieres today, watch it here. Abraham’s debut album, Sirens, is out now on Secretly Canadian to widespread acclaim—The New York Times’ T Magazine calls it “a debut of remarkable depth from a songwriter who tried to be anything but.”
ATLANTIC RECORDS’ MAX FROST RELEASES ‘WITHDRAWAL’ REMIXES EP
Max Frost has released an EP of remixes of his exhilarating crowd favorite “Withdrawal.” The EP features remixes by Spada, St. Albion, Prince Club, SAINT WKND, and Super Duper.
BETTER DAYS NEW VIDEO
Newcastle upon Tyne pop-punk band Better Days has released a new music video for their single “This House.” The track is from the band’s upcoming EP Overcast and premiered with Punktastic.com.
“We’re all extremely excited for the new EP,” says drummer Sam Sutcliffe. “We’ve had so much fun writing and recording these songs and the result has really made us proud of what we’ve created. We can’t wait for what’s next and we just hope everyone likes the songs!”
NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST NEW SINGLE
Polish grindcore squad, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, has unloaded a new single from their impending Selfmadegod Records-bound debut album, Overkill Commando. The deadly strike comes through an exclusive premiere of the record’s “Religious Mutation,” courtesy of New Noise Magazine.
Nashville trio BASECAMP share their new video for their track “ESC” from their celebrated Greater Than EP. It beautifully depicts an eerily appealing moment that balances on the verge of reality and delusion. New work coming from them very soon. Check it below and share.
Los Angeles, CA – Heating it up from his native Denmark, MORTEN’s latest delivery “FIYAA” is a surefire sizzler. The prog & electro house favorite bathes the track in a bass house marinade before igniting it in flames with his signature big room sound. The single marks MORTEN’s return to Dim Mak since his 2015 anthem “Ukali” set the world aflame. The tenacious track garnered A-list support across the globe, including David Guetta, Sidney Sampson, Dimitry Vegas and Like Mike, and R3hab.
BERLIN EXPERIMENTAL POP BAND SLOW STEVE PREMIERE LIGHTHEARTED NEW VIDEO FOR “BALI”
Adventures is the first LP of Ex-Fenster member Rémi Letournelle. His bubbling vintage synths (together with an impressive variety of instruments) will take you on a strange trip through imagined galaxies and secret deep-sea worlds. Call it weird, but this is amateur pop in all its glory, and the most natural outlet for Slow Steve. Think of Ariel Pink, John Maus, early Future Islands, old Krautrock luminaries or Arthur Russell – a whole school of alternative pop music that Rémi is very likely to join. Adventures is more than just an application.