Boyce Avenue have announced a European headline tour including a six-date UK and Ireland tour running through November this year. The multi-million selling US sensations will start the UK tour at Manchester’s Albert Hall on November 2nd and will call at Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and Birmingham before they finish with a career defining show at the Royal Albert Hall, London on November 8th.
Boyce Avenue hold the distinction of being the biggest independent band on the planet on YouTube with over 3.1 BILLION views, certified by Guinness World Record, and are one of the biggest artists on Spotify with over 900 MILLION streams.
Davler Media Group (DMG), the integrated marketing and content company behind a rich portfolio of print, events and online media targeting New York-area parents, visitors and luxury consumers, has acquired Metrosource, the largest circulation LGBTQ publication serving New York City and Los Angeles, and second largest nationally.
“The acquisition of this pioneering, 27-year strong publication perfectly complements our newest objective: to become the leading multi-platform media brand serving the LGBTQ community, and the advertisers that serve them, here in New York and beyond,” adds David L. Miller, Chief Executive Office of Davler Media Group.
IV League release ‘SYLVIA’
Alt-Pop hunnies IV League’s 2016 dreamy indie anthem ‘BLEACHED’ propelled the fledgling band to the forefront of the Australian music scene, scoring them a host of 4 star reviews from the vanguard and landing them the coveted St Jeromes Laneway Festival Triple J Unearthed slot.
After selling out single launches and supporting a bevy of Australian music lords including Harts, British India, Spiderbait and now Ali Barter on her national A SUITABLE GIRL tour the Melbourne alt-rockers have brought us their first taste of new music for 2017 in the toe tapping single SYLVIA.
The Hiding releases new single “Lost Kids Balloon”
After seeing a single spun on the Kyle and Jackie O Alist and across 140 college-radio stations throughout the USA and Canada and a song featured in Australia’s reality TV show ‘The Block’, Melbourne’s indie electro-pop outfit is releasing their new single, ‘LOST KIDS BALLOON’.
‘Lost Kids Balloon’ is produced by Ryan Ritchie who also produced Kimbra’s ARIA award winning single ‘Cameo Lover’ and is the founder of M elbourne’s cult band True Live.
As The Grave Alchemist, the impending new full-length from North Carolina-based blackened thrash trio, ALL HELL, draws closer to release, today Decibel Magazine is pleased to unsheathe the band’s lyric video for grim album closer, “I Am The Mist.”
“On ‘I Am The Mist,’ ALL HELL blasts out searing riffs and throat-shredding vocals as they slowly approach the release of The Grave Alchemist, their third full-length.”
Whether one leans towards the blues, opts for Americana or ignites some special fervour by playing with a garage band, there’s a common bond that suggests a reverence for the roots. Looking back towards an earlier template — no matter what the genre — proves the point that appreciating what came before can be a stepping stone for what comes next.
Samantha Fish knows that all too well, and it’s been evidenced in the music she’s made her entire career. While she’s well known as a purveyor of blues, having been lauded by such legends as Buddy Guy, the Royal Southern Brotherhood and Luther Dickinson, her real love is simply raw, scrappy rock and roll. “I grew up on it,” she insists. “Working with Luther on my last album further instilled that spirit in me. It made me realize just how much that basic, unfettered sound means to me, and how well it ties into soul music, R&B, country and so many other forms of music that are essential even today.”
The Band of Heathens came out swinging in 2017, and continue to build buzz behind their acclaimed new LP and rapturous live performances. They recently shared their new music video for their twang-laden cannabis anthem “Green Grass of California”, which debuted on High Times and was subsequently covered by Rolling Stone. “The result is a campfire sing-along that traces the history of California’s most hippie-approved crop,” writes Rolling Stone.
Nashville’s The Bad Signs announce RSD release, share “Blue Love” video via Uproxx
Brainchild of guitarist Nat Rufus, The Bad Signs are a seedy tribute to the fringe culture of 1960’s America – the beatniks, the beehives, the bikers, the whole scene. After ten years touring with twin brother and songwriting partner Rob Rufus in the punk rock band Blacklist Royals, inspiration struck as Rob took time off the road to edit his memoir, Die Young With Me (Simon & Schuster).
RICHIE KOTZEN: “End Of Earth” video
Guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN has just released the video for “End Of Earth” from his 21st solo album, SALTING EARTH, which is due out April 14 via his own custom label, Headroom-Inc.
New Music – Petrie ‘Slurs’
‘Slurs’ sees Petrie refine and mature sonically from previous single ‘To Swim.’ Mixing the infamous driving bassline with Motown guitar stabs, excitable synth arpeggios and layered harmonies, the song also introduces new backing singer Ica.
E.N Young featured in film Rasta Sky Adventures
Nimodo Productions is proud to announce the opening of Rasta Sky Adventures, a comedy written and directed by John George.
Rasta Sky Adventures is the story of three friends who find themselves at the start of an adventure of, what seems to be, a simple visit to Jamaica. Brace yourself for this pilot, pun intended, as the boys’ suit up for their first big skydiving experience!
Future Ark premieres EP, “Joy” via Sofa Tunes Records
Future Ark is Tero Heikkinen, a composer from Helsinki, Finland living in Seville, Spain. He started this project after composing music for short films, documentaries and modern dance pieces.The birth of his second son, which was a roller coaster ride of positive emotions, inspired him to compose the songs for his debut EP “Joy”. What you are about to hear is a mix of experimental and contemporary sound design, electronic and acoustic instruments and influences from such diverse music styles as downtempo, ambient and synthwave. The EP also includes a remix by Drömnu, an IDM producer from Barcelona.
WAR ON WOMEN CONFIRMED TO PLAY 2017 VANS WARPED TOUR
Baltimore’s War On Women have been riotous and outspoken since the first day of their formation in 2011. The band screams and shreds about topics such as women’s rights, trans rights, rape culture, street harassment, the gender wage gap, abortion, and other vitally pertinent social issues. Today, War On Women have announced that they’ll participate in the duration of 2017’s Vans Warped Tour.
Bobby Maguire ‘Breathe’ – Single
From the sunny shores of Port Douglas indie rocker Bobby Maguire delivers his dynamic new single ‘Breathe’, produced by Mark Meyers and mastered by Grammy winner William Bowden (Gotye, The Living End).
‘Breathe’ delivers an evocative message of tension, conflict and division while reconciling with a reintroduction to grounding and consciousness. Written by the ocean and inspired by the likes of the Naked and Famous, Radiohead and Kings of Leon, ‘Breathe’ incorporates elements of progressive rock, punk, pop and jazz to form a dynamic composition of pressure, release and resolve.
SLIPTRICK RECORDS Announce Collaberation With GO LOUD AGENCY
We’re proud to announce our collaboration with our brand new partners at Go Loud Agency. In just six months they’ve allowed bands from our roster to open for acts such as Annihilator, Sabaton, Dark Tranquillity and Soilwork among others, as well as organize several tours in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Baltic States and Ukraine.
Blaenavon Unveil Brand New Album Cut ‘Alice Come Home’ Alongside Video
With the release of their outstanding debut LP imminent, today Blaenavon share album centrepiece ‘Alice Come Home’, and its accompanying live video, shot during the band’s first trip to New York City in Winter, 2016. Watch it here.
Oslo-based Hajk release single ‘Nothing Left To Say’
Premiered at Gold Flake Paint and described as ‘riding a somewhat exquisite wave between indie sentiments and beguiling pop music’, Hajk’s new single ‘Nothing Left To Say’ is out today on all streaming services, including Soundcloud.
Londoners Toyboy & Robin release new EP ‘Levitate’
Elusive duo Toyboy & Robin have announced the release of their third EP ‘Levitate’. Released on 20th March, the three-track collection signifies a new chapter for the duo as they experiment with their sound, pushing new boundaries and drawing influence from the underground house scene.
The EP kicks off with ‘Cala Llonga’, a dark, melodic trip with horn-like synths and a marching kickdrum prominent throughout. Whilst the title track ‘Levitate’ has an exotic feel as it builds up into a percussive groove, perfect for Ibiza’s terraces.
Re-edit of Tarrant’s Video for “Cheap Shit from China” After Fox Objects
Tarrant, one of Richmond VA.’s leading lights on the city’s bourgeoning music scene, is set to make America grate again with the release of their humorous social and political single “Cheap Shit From China” tomorrow, Friday May 17 from Funzalo Records.
From The Snuggie to The Clapper, America loves a bargain. But does America really need any of this stuff? That question is at the crux of Tarrant’s four-minute “Cheap Shit From China” video. It freely skewers America’s obsession with consumerism while it also raises the notion that Americans love a bargain so much, they will buy anything to save them time and money…even if they don’t need it.
Official Statement From Discogs Regarding Fraudulent Most Expensive Record Sold
Discogs had planned to share an incredible story regarding The Most Expensive Record title changing hands at the onset of 2017. The record was broken twice in 2016 by David Bowie’s David Bowie selling for $6,826.00 in March swiftly followed by Prince’s Black Album selling for a whopping $15,000 in April. However, Discogs advanced news to a small number media outlets confirming that a test pressing of Billy Yeager’s 301 Jackson Street had sold for $18,000 that was slated to announce this morning, but as we all know, you cannot dethrone Prince.
At approximately 7pm EDT on Tuesday 22 March, the transaction had been determined to be a breach of Discogs’ Terms Of Service after exhaustive research by Community Engagement Specialist, Aaron Marquez. Founder and CEO, Kevin Lewandowski states, “Discogs’ priority will always be preserving the integrity of our user-built database With hundreds of thousands of contributors, buyers, and sellers, putting their trust in our community, Discogs’ mission will continue to be built on the love of music, not the duplicitous nature of the hustle.” We’ve updated our Most Expensive Records Sold for January 2017 to reflect Röyksopp’s Melody A.M. clocking in at $8,034.81. The rest of the Top 30 Most Expensive Records and Kevin’s entire statement is on the Discogs Blog.
HARVESTMAN: Music For Megaliths Lead Track “The Forest Is Our Temple”
As Neurot Recordings prepares to release the fourth full-length from HARVESTMAN – one of Neurosis vocalist/guitarist Steve Von Till’s solo ventures – the opening track from Music For Megaliths, “The Forest Is Our Temple,” has been premiered at The Quietus.
Resonating like an instrumental drone scripture with ritualistic tones, textures and tempos, layers of gorgeous acoustic strings fuse and expand with ominous, distorted amplified undercurrents and a constant hurdy-gurdy hymn. In turn, “The Forest Is Our Temple” sets the tone for Music For Megaliths as a transformative passage of music, evoking realms of welcomed immersive introspection.
BORDEEN – ‘TROUBLE MAKING’
Trouble Making talks about someone who is always creating problems in every situation they enter, leaving a trail of chaos all around them. Using only film photos, the chaotic elements of this video are meant to be a visual representation of what that destruction feels like.
ALMA, a 21-year old Finnish powerhouse with bright neon green hair, and a voice that could demolish buildings, is preparing for a worldwide takeover. Her first EP, Dye My Hair, generated over 100 million combined Spotify streams, while averaging 2.5 million monthly listeners. Meanwhile, the title track is closing in on 30 million views after capturing #1 on iTunes in Finland, going Top 10 in Germany, and igniting Radio 1 in the UK. Along the way, she earned “Best Newcomer” and “Best Export” at Finland’s answer to the GRAMMYs the EMMAs and high praise from tastemakers such as Annie Mac, Grimmy and MistaJam via Interview, The Line Of Best Fit, i-D, and the Rocket Man himself, Elton John. She even made her formal U.S. introduction at SXSW. However, everything paved the way for the release of her forthcoming 2017 anthem, “Chasing Highs.”
Introducing ‘Gassed’ by Weslee
Faceless duo Weslee dropped their debut single, Gassed, 2 weeks ago and despite their secretive identity they’ve ignited a flame of curiosity and a growing fanbase across the blogosphere as well as support from BBC Radio 1, including Mistjam’s Hottest Record In The World.
American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera are excited to announce the New York premiere of the comic opera triptych Three Way, a playful three-act performance that explores the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Each aptly named act (The Companion, Safe Word, and Masquerade) introduces the audience to a collision of contemporary characters who meet at the intersection of power and desire, revealing true longings of the human heart. The complexity of each character and situation is accentuated by the beguiling and melodic score composed by Robert Paterson, and a witty libretto by David Cote. Three Way is directed by John Hoomes (CEO & Artistic Director, Nashville Opera) conducted by Dean Williamson, and features Eliza Bonet, Melisa Bonetti, Samuel Levine, Wes Mason, Danielle Pastin, Courtney Ruckman, Jordan Rutter, and Matthew Treviño alongside a chamber ensemble of 12 (American Modern Ensemble). Three Way runs June 15 – June 18 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space).
Diet Cig’s new single “Link In Bio”
The band’s Alex Luciano notes, “‘Link In Bio’ unpacks this idea that women + femmes should be any specific way and says uh NO. It’s an extra special fuck you to the notion of a ‘chill girl’ that I swear was created by cis men to make women + femmes feel bad about voicing their feelings. It’s me screaming that it’s okay to be loud and bossy and sensitive and kind and weird and angry and ecstatic and literally any other emotion that you feel because YOU ARE A RADIANT AND NUANCED HUMAN BEING WHO IS GOING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD <3.” “Link In Bio” is available via all DSPs.
MEXICO’S AVANT-GARDE PUNK BAND DESCARTES A KANT
Descartes a Kant, one of Guadalajara, MX’s most imaginative and avant-garde bands, is set to release their American debut album, Victims of Love Propaganda, on the highly-regarded Los Angeles, CA-based independent label, Cleopatra Records on May 12th.
Today, Descartes a Kant has debuted a video for a brand-new song called “Motion Picture Dream Boy,” which was directed by gore extraordinaire film director, makeup effects artist and longtime friend of the band Gamaliel de Santiago Ruvalcaba.
H. Hawkline Shares New Track “My Mine”
Today H.Hawkline (Huw Evans) is very pleased to announce details of his new album, I Romanticize, which will see release on June 2nd through Heavenly Recordings. Alongside this news he has unveiled the gorgeous, emotive second track (following “Last Thing On Your Mind”) from the album titled “My Mine.”
I Romanticize (like its predecessor and Heavenly Records debut, 2015’s In The Pink Of Condition) was recorded at Samur Khouja’s Seahorse Sound studio in Los Angeles with all the lyrics written and then vocals recorded in Narberth in west Wales.
Coco Hames and Deer Tick’s John McCauley share cover of “Tiny Pieces”
Coco Hames will release her self-titled debut on March 31. In the meantime, check out this irresistible cover of Bash & Pop’s “Tiny Pieces,” a lost ’90s gem penned by Tommy Stinson of alt-rock legends The Replacements. “It’s a really unique song,” says Hames, who delivers it as a duet with John McCauley of Deer Tick, the pair making like a dissolute Gram and Emmylou. “I love the way John approaches and understands music, his own and others’. I’d wanted to do an interesting cover on this record, and I just love John’s voice—particularly in the way we play off each other.”
KAABOO Del Mar is excited to announce the 2017 music lineup for its third annual music and entertainment experience happening September 15-17, 2017. Alternative Rock icons Red Hot Chili Peppers, trailblazing Pop songstress P!nk, American treasure Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and international stadium rockers Muse will headline. They will be joined by previously announced California favorites Weezer, plus Jane’s Addiction, David Guetta, Ice Cube, Jason Derulo, Logic, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, Kesha, LiVE, X Ambassadors, Garbage, Michael McDonald, and many more.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Premiere Brand New Song “Midnight Flyer”
Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – featuring members of metal frontrunners Soilwork and Arch Enemy – have released the first single off of their forthcoming third studio album, Amber Galactic. Board the plane and check out “Midnight Flyer” exclusively via MetalSucks.
Stream Cotillon’s “Promises 1 & 2” via Consequence of Sound
Cotillon will release its sophomore LP, The Afternoons, on April 21st via Burger Records (cassette) & Modern Sky Entertainment (digital & LP.) Co-produced by Al Carlson (St. Vincent, Wild Nothing, Ariel Pink) and Shane Butler (Quilt), the upcoming release is Cotillon’s “New York” album, written in a small NYC apartment and drawing inspiration from big city culture, French new wave, Japanese literature, uppers, downers, and a romantic relationship.
The Konincks – New Video
Singer Julia belts out the first phrase, fragments of melodies follow, restless grooves complement the whole spectrum of their colours.
The Voice finalist, Kat Robichaud, known for her powerful pipes and theatrical flair, is now set to release her new album, MISFIT CABARET. Due out on June 2nd via CEN/Red Distribution, a division of Sony Music, the album features original songs that appear in Robichaud’s successful San Francisco-based rock opera/theatrical experience of the same name. Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret show is inspired by her childhood love of musical theater, all things Tim Burton and more. It is a variety show featuring Kat at the helm, centering on her original music with a rotating cast of eccentric performers. With each show being completely different, Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret has boasted sold-out crowds in San Francisco over the past few years and shows no signs of slowing down.
Emmecosta talk Immigrating to Sweden with New Single ‘Miguel’
Unknown to most, Gothenburg trio Emmecosta are all from a small town in Italy called Positano. After residing, recording and releasing all of their music in Sweden for the last seven years, the band consider themselves Swedish nationals but haven’t forgotten their roots, with new single ‘Miguel’ they aim to build on the Swedish/Italian connection.
Krrum have just released new single ‘Moon’, released today via 37 Adventures / +1 Records. Following the success of previous single, “Evil Twin,” which reached number 1 on Spotify’s Viral Chart, Hype Machine, Shazam and picked up support across Radio 1 and Beats 1- ‘Moon’ is the next chapter in the evolving – but ever-colorful – world of Krrum.
Sensory Records this week unveils the second album from Australian progressive metal outfit, DAMNATIONS DAY, with the release of A World Awakens. Ahead of its release, the record is now playing in its entirety courtesy of Metal Underground.
Recorded and mixed by Dean Wells at Wells Productions and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Kamelot, Wolverine), A World Awakens maintains the raw energy, power, and integrity of DAMNATIONS DAY’s debut while showcasing the bands growth in maturity, honesty and depth of their musicianship and songwriting. With top-tier performances by vocalist/guitarist Mark Kennedy, brother and drummer Dean Kennedy, and lead guitarist Jon King, with additional strings and bass by Dean Wells, A World Awakens is an album that will have your undivided attention on first listen, and pull you in further on repeat.
Coffey Anderson Drops New Single “Bud Light Blue”
YouTube sensation and Patriot Road Records singer/songwriter and motivational speaker Coffey Anderson is at it again. This time it’s the release of his latest single, “Bud Light Blue” that is commanding the country’s attention. The catchy tune pays homage to cult sensation Eiffel 65’s 1999 Europop hit, “Blue.” The song, which officially drops to country radio next week, has been picked up early by many stations across the country and has already become Anderson’s fastest rising single to date.
The War On Peace premieres single, “Fear Of Loss”
The War on Peace is a Chicago-based three piece that fuses pop, electronic, and dance elements into a vibrant, pulsing sonic landscape. Since the band’s inception, the focus has been on bringing a consistent stream of digital sounds to the airwaves. With two full length releases behind them, they continue their collaborative efforts entering into new domains of prolific creation with their upcoming 6-song EP, “Automated People”. Their process now translated into a high-energy and engaging live show, the three deliver sounds not soon forgotten.
Dead Heads are in for a treat as “The Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary ” returns to movie theaters nationwide for one night on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. local time, from Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film’s release.
Co-directed by Jerry Garcia and shot on 16mm film during October 1974’s five-night “farewell” run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland, this concert-film captures incredible live performances from the revered band (Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Godchaux and Keith Godchaux). In addition to the feature presentation, cinema audiences will also enjoy an exclusive look at footage from the upcoming Grateful Dead documentary, “Long Strange Trip,” executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Amir Bar-Lev. Audiences will also see a never-before-seen mini-documentary about the band’s legendary May 8, 1977 show at Cornell University, including new interviews with fans who were in attendance.
BLONDE ROSES Release Powerful Single “Anymore”
Blonde Roses, a New Orleans four-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit, blends alternative grit and southern blues to create a harmonious union. Molly, Harry, Anthony, and Albert are a group of lifelong friends ready to set a stage for a longstanding career in music. Originally formed as a five-piece band known as The Wooden Wings in 2008, the group shifted and changed to Blonde Roses – the perfect balance between “sassy and feminine.”
Today, rapper, songwriter and producer Belly has shared his latest visual to his Young Thug assisted single, “Consuela”. The video premiered earlier today via Paper Magazine, along with exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the set. The short-film features Mexican icons Danny Trejo and Rey Mysterio and takes up a humorous Nacho Libre theme, finding Belly encountering some seemingly dangerous Mexican territories in search of his new found love interest, Consuela alongside partner-in-crime, Cokeboy Zack. Directed by Spiff TV, “Consuela” is taken from Belly’s latest full-length release, the 2016 mixtape Inzombia (Roc Nation).
Kudu Blue unveil gorgeous new single ‘Sugar Lemz’
Written, recorded, and produced entirely by the band in their home studio in Brighton, ‘Sugar Lemz’ incorporates a diverse set of influences to create something that sounds both timeless, yet refreshingly modern.
“Sugar Lemz is probably our favourite track from the new EP” – the band proclaim. “It’s intentionally something a bit different from the other music we have put out. We wanted to make a chilled track that you could put on in the living room at 5am after a heavy night.”
MIGOS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “WHAT THE PRICE”
Breakout superstar trio Migos have just released a scorching new video for “What The Price” from their critically acclaimed album C U L T U R E released via Quality Control Music / 300 Entertainment. Directed by Migos and frequent collaborator Daps, and featuring Zaytoven shredding on the keytar, the video depicts the group as a local rock band left to their devices in an unexpected turn of events.
Today, Norwegian four-piece The Megaphonic Thrift premiered “Bergen Revels” at NPR Music, with Lars Gotrich saying “It’s a noise-pop record that puts the emphasis on pop, bursting with earworm-y melodies sunk into lysergic effects, guitar and bass interlaced like latticework with dreamy, dueling vocals.” The track is off their album Sun Stare Sound, which won the band a Spellemann Award (equivelant of a Norwegian Grammy Award) for Best Indie Album. Sun Stare Sound will finally be released in the US on April 7th via Old Flame Records.
Named as Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards, Best New Band at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards and Best British Newcomer in Rock Sound readers’ poll, the March 24th release of CREEPER’s expansive, ambitious and feverishly-awaited debut album ‘ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS’ finds the Southampton six pushing hard against the boundaries of the art a ‘punk’ band can be expected to produce in 2017. Today CREEPER have debuted ‘ETERNITY, IN YOUR ARMS’ via The Independent, one day ahead of its worldwide release tomorrow, March 24th.
‘Leap!’ New Clip
Elle Fanning and Nat Wolff execute a daring escape from comedy legend Mel Brooks in a new clip from The Weinstein Company’s LEAP! Featuring original music by Sia and Demi Lovato, the upcoming inspirational family comedy starring Fanning, Wolff and Ziegler alongside Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen opens in theaters nationwide on April 21st.
Across The Burning Sky: publish lyric video for the track “Sacrifice”
After the lyric video for “Bloodlines”, melodic death metallers Across The Burning Sky, who have committed themselves to the Gothenburg style, are releasing a brand new lyric video for the track “Sacrifice”, a song taken off the band’s current album “The End Is Near”. The video, which was premiered in cooperation with Metal Hammer Italia, is a combination of lyric video and religious motifs and rituals, which, in the context of the lyrics as criticism of religion denies the existence of a god and accuses his worship practices.
Introducing NULA hear debut track ‘US’
Goldsmiths graduates and New Cross natives Nula (Luke Osborne and Diane N Adu-Gyamfi), are an enticing South East London duo writing alternative R’n’B Indie electronica with a bittersweet edge.
The pair have been crafting hook based electronic music inspired by contemporary Trip-Hop and the wispier aspects of 90’s gospel. Since meeting in their first year of uni, they’ve played in many bands together whilst anonymously welding themselves within south east London’s buzzy art scene.
More awake than dreampop, more violent than shoegaze, Seasurfer makes music that pulverizes even as it caresses. The German group, led by sonic mastermind Dirk Knight, released their first album in 2014, and Dive In won raves from critics at places like Allmusic and The Big Takeover. New album “Under the Milky Way…Who Cares” goes even further, the best album so far from the shoegaze revival.
Seeing Hands Stream ‘Love You Still’
Seeing Hands, the dreamy four-piece from Newcastle, are set to release their third single Love You Still. Pushing their production value to its limit, the quartet move towards a much bigger sound with this track, incorporating big booming 80s drum patterns and swirling synths, while staying true to their floaty, melancholy melodies.
CHI-TOWN’S SAINT MILLIE “$ANTA MUERTE” – PROD. MARTIN $KY
Chicago is stepping out on New York’s East Side this Sunday as Westsider Saint Millie brings Adderall Live to the Mercury Lounge. “Adderall” you may recall, was Millie’s April 2016 release which Noisey touted as “a high energy, positive influence.” Joining Millie on stage for his first NYC headlining gig are bop stars and media favs, Sicko Mobb and a nice selection of natives-on -the-rise in Taj Mahal, Don Mykel and Bizz-E-BlazE.
To celebrate Sunday’s libations Saint Millie offers up a musical taste of what the future holds with this new single, “$anta Muerte.” The kid’s got murda on his mind, metaphorically speaking, and he feels poised to kill any competition. The track comes courtesy of Martin $ky, known for his work with Rockie Fresh (MMG) and Casie Veggies.
Following the release of his single “Fire” last month, Dion Lunadon (of A Place To Bury Strangers / The D4) returns with a brand new video premiered today via CLRVYNT. You can watch the video here. The song is from his forthcoming debut solo album, which was recorded over a three-month period in Brooklyn, NY. The album features Robi Gonzalez (APTBS) on drums and Blaze Bateh from Bambara on select tracks including “Fire”. It is available for preorders now via Bandcamp.
DAVID GUETTA UNVEILS NEW SINGLE ‘LIGHT MY BODY UP’ FEAT. NICKI MINAJ & LIL WAYNE
Dance music veteran David Guetta has joined forces with rap royalty, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, on ‘Light My Body Up.’
Effortlessly bridging the gap between electronic and urban artists, David Guetta’s unique vision and innate ability to fuse the two worlds has seen him produce some of the hottest collaborations on the planet time and time again – and this latest one will certainly not disappoint.
Dálava shares new track, album out April 7
Songlines Recordings is proud to share a new track from The Book Of Transfigurations, the sophomore album from Dálava, the duo of Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, John Zorn) and his wife, vocalist/musicologist Julia Ulehla. The track, titled “Vyletela holubicka / The bloody wall,” is a fascinating reinterpretation of a Moravian folk song (like the rest of the record) that tells the story of a young man’s murder and switches back and forth between different narrators. The track link features a statement from the group giving more detail on the song.
Michael Kiwanuka is pleased to unveil the video for his new single, Cold Little Heart.
Lifted from his multiple award nominated and chart-topping second album Love & Hate, “Cold Little Heart” is the breath-taking, sprawling opening track that sets the tone for the duration of this beautifully crafted album.
The cinematic short is directed by David Helman and features fast-rising actor, Lakeith “Keith” Stanfield (Get Out/Selma/Short Term 12) in its lead role.
Swedish/US metallers Methane have announced Olle Ekman is their new drummer. Late 2016 Andreas Strom gave notice that he would not be able continue as Methane’s full time drummer and the band set out to find someone to fill his drum seat. In February Methane found him, non-other than a veteran in the Swedish metal scene, Olle Ekman. Ekman is probably most known as lead singer from Sweden’s Deals Death and touring with Amaranthe.
US Weekly announce debut album
Austin, TX punk/no-wave four piece US Weekly are about to release their debut self-titled LP on Night Moves Records, followed by a ten date east coast tour. The band will celebrate the release of the LP on April 22nd with a release show featuring support from Sailor Poon, Crooked Bangs, and Daniel Francis Doyle.
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN Premieres Track To Profound Lore-Bound Infrared Horizon LP
Long Island-based sci-fi death metal quintet ARTIFICIAL BRAIN has debuted the title track to their impending Infrared Horizon album, which is nearing release through Profound Lore Records in late April. “Infrared Horizon,” featuring Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Paulo Paguntalan of Copremesis and Gath Smane, has been premiered exclusively through Metal Injection.
Back Garden Light Releases Music Video for The Jackson 5’s #1 Hit “I Want You Back”
French easycore band Back Garden Light has released their cover of The Jackson 5’s first number one hit “I Want You Back.” Originally released in 1969 (and written by Motown songwriting team The Corporation), the new, heavier update still maintains the feel good vibes and even throws in some hand claps for good measure.
“This is the first cover we’ve recorded in awhile and we wanted it to be special; something that is iconic, but also not over played,” says vocalist Max Desgarnier. “We ended up choosing ‘I Want You Back’ by the Jackson 5 because of its classic status, it’s instantly recognizable, and it has personally inspiring vocals.”
SYML Signs To Nettwerk
Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of SYML to its label roster. Translated as “simple” in Welsh, SYML is the creation of Brian Fennell, a Seattle-native and founding member of the indie-rock band Barcelona. With a keen grasp on textural and emotive songwriting, Fennell combines piano, minimalist synth and string-scapes with ethereal vocals to take the listener on a journey through the senses.
The last six months have been busy for Fennell. He saw the release of his debut EP ‘Hurt For Me,’ which features a song with Jenn Champion (formerly of slowcore heroes Carissa’s Wierd), and signed to Nettwerk Records at the end of 2016.
John Davis (The Folk Implosion) Shares New Track
John Davis, previously of The Folk Implosion with Lou Barlow, will release a new LP this summer. Titled El Pulpo, it’s a concept album about corporate corruption in the food industry and related issues like (im)migration, mass incarceration, public health, and the stock market. Davis’s backing band on the album — “The Cicadas” — features a rotating cast of musicians that includes Peter Hughes (The Mountain Goats) on bass, Andrew Levi-Hiller (Yairms/Alhhla) on drums, Wendy Allen (Balustrade Ensemble) on backing vocals, and Jonathan Henderson (Kaira Ba) on stand up bass.