Introducing Brisbane’s newest punk outfit DELUSO
Following their debut in early 2017, Brisbane’s newest pop punk trio comes out swinging with new single and ‘Don’t Look’ and accompanying video, premiering via CONTROL Zine this week.
Reminiscent of house parties in rickety Queenslanders, on warm Brissy nights with cheap beer and good mates, Deluso capture the the energy and anxiety of being young and uncertain, but giving it a crack anyway. Borrowing sonic elements from pop punk heroes of the late 2000’s and adding the rough and tumble twang of front man Era Brightwell’s vocals, Deluso bring a vigor to the Australian music landscape which will surely resonate among fans of modern heavyweights like Luca Brasi and The Smith Street Band, all the while recalling the heyday of Kisschasy and Gyroscope.
Eufobia “Animal Farm”
Eufobia was founded in the city of Sofia by Niki (Guitar & Vocals) and a couple of friends, Steff (Bass & Vocals) and Blago (Drums). They invited later their friend Ivan (Guitar) to join the band and since then no band member has ever been replaced. The first album of Eufobia, called “Insemination”, was released in January 2010 by the Romanian label AxaValaha Productions. At the beginning of the following year 2011 the second album “Cup of Mud” was released by the biggest Bulgarian metal label, Wizard LTD, and distributed worldwide by the German company Twilight Vertrieb, which was one of the biggest distributors of metal music in the world.
Through a Facebook statement on Tuesday, Max Klein, founder and drummer, has brought to light commitment issues from former band members and announced a new singer was going to be revealed.
Today, Rockstar Frame (RSF) announce that new vocalist is Kiara Laetitia, who is known for her vocal duties in Skylark from 2004 to 2011, her cooperation with David DeFeis and founding of her record label Musicarchy Media in 2014. Joining Laetitia and Klein are bassist Alex Bryan and guitarist Zure.
Before settling on Kiara Laetitia – who was already managing the band – Klein reviewed around 500 online and offline submissions, which he narrowed down to 5 singers, all of whom auditioned with Rockstar Frame in Milan.
SPINN unveil brand new track, ‘She Takes Her Time’
With the first snap of the December chill, comes the shimmering dream-pop of a new SPINN single. Misty eyed and fleet of foot, She Takes Her Time is a shot at romance and a bid for indie-disco stardom, online now
Other Creatures share new single ‘Birthal’
Other Creatures are set to release their debut EP, the aptly titled “The First EP” via indie label Trout Records. Joining their label mates Saint Sister, Tandem Felix and Spies, they are the latest act to emerge from a country teeming with talent.
Friends since school, the trio consist of Dave Rogers on drums/vocals, Fionn Fitzpatrick on bass and Konrad Timon on guitar/vocals. The decision as to who should be the band’s main vocalist was not made lightly. The band spent a year auditioning people, never quite finding the right person to complement the group. “We spent about a year trying to find one while in the meantime we would make instrumental songs which in hindsight were pretty terrible but I think tightened us up as a band quite a lot”
New video – Vast Asteroid ‘Poison Fang’
Having collaborated on projects ranging from books and screenplays to the first VR report from Aleppo, Syria, singer James Poulos and video producer Christian Stephen knew they could set broad parameters for the look and feel of the video and end up with something distinct and classic.
British Pop Rock Invades Sunny California
The new single from The Incredible Vickers Brothers, “Mirrors”, revels in British flavored ’60s pop-rock, roots based Americana, and hand clapping Surf City nostalgia. With infectious melodies puckering at the front of the pallet, the song finds deeper meaning in frustration and self-reflection. The single is off the album, Torch Songs for Swingers, produced by Allen Clapp (The Orange Peels) and out on Mystery Lawn Music March 9.
ABISHA DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO ‘ALL THAT’
From Devon by way of South London, ABISHA is the unmistakably British alt-R&B singer-songwriter channelling introspection. Following the rapid success of debut track .All That’, she today unveils the darkly atmospheric visual for ‘All That’, directed by Jack Bridgland (House Of Pharaohs, Nike, Adidas).
Swedish alt-pop powerhouse NONONO release video for new single ‘Lost Song’
Speaking about the track singer Stina Wäppling explains, “Tobias played the track to Lost Song for me in the car when I had just returned from India and I felt it sounded like India and it made me feel the many emotions I had gone through in that country far from home. Lost Song is about losing confidence in life, and regaining it. It’s about fear and feeling unidentified, but also about regaining a basic belief in just being. You do not need to justify or excuse your existence. For me, that feeling is important not to forget and it has given me a lot of strength so I hope to convey and share that feeling!”
Rising UK trio Kill The Ideal have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Crazy’, taken from their self-titled EP, which they released last month.
It premiered with New Noise Magazine who commented, “The appeal of this group lies in their ability to garnish steady melodies with powerful lyrics and explosive vocal deliveries. The drum snaps the beats together with strength, not afraid to take charge and surge the band into the next progression.”
Primitive Race Share “Dancing In The Sun”
On November 3rd, Primitive Race released their compelling Alternative Rock album Soul Pretender, with vocals handled by Chuck Mosely (Faith No More, Bad Brains, Cement, VUA), music by Erie Loch (LUXT, Blownload, Exageist), Mark Gemini Thwaite (Peter Murphy, Tricky, Gary Numan), Bass and song-writing from founding member Chris Kniker, and drums by Dale Crover (The Melvins). On November 9th, Chuck Mosley died after many years battling addiction, making the long awaited album the legendary front-man’s swan song. In honor of Chuck, the band has chosen to share his favorite track off of the album, “Dancing on the Sun,” and to donate 100% of 2018 album sales to MusiCares to benefit substance abuse treatments for artists battling addiction.
Sad Palace unveil sleek, sharp video for latest single ‘Melody Crux’
South Coast quartet Sad Palace unveil the video to latest single, Melody Crux, released earlier this month via Kissability. Basic shapes and bold colours offer a sleek insight into Sad Palaces vision, cold artistic precision matching the groups acclaimed glacial sound.
The xx debut “We See You — Berlin” short film
In November 2016—just over a year ago to the day—The xx’s Romy Madly Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith announced their return with a brand new single ‘On Hold’ and news of a third full length album, I See You. Recorded between New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and released in January 2017, I See You would go on to become a huge critical and commercial success, building on the achievements of The xx’s two previous albums, xx and Coexist. The xx’s three albums now have now sold over 4 million copies between them.
Delicate Steve Shares “Tattered” Video
The sound of modernist guitar hero Delicate Steve was called “an invigorating blast of instrumental rock” by the Wall Street Journal. Now Steve is releasing a video for his track “Tattered.” The song is from his recent digital EP entitled Cowboy Stories. The video, directed by Manu Barenboim, inventively addresses the very nature of being an instrumental artist.
Gorillaz x Reprezent: A weekend of collaboration with Reprezent 107.3FM
To celebrate their live return to London, Gorillaz are collaborating with London’s best new music station, Brixton-based Reprezent 107.3FM, to create a weekend of unique radio shows – featuring members of the Gorillaz family from all corners of the musical spectrum – from 3:00pm on Saturday December 3rd to 11:00pm on Monday December 5th on 107.3FM / DAB / reprezent.org.uk
Gorillaz x Reprezent are inviting listeners around the world to join them for a series of shows exploring and celebrating the world of Gorillaz. Show content will include Damon Albarn and Humanz co-producer Remi Kabaka talking all things musical; Shaun Ryder reviewing this year’s Christmas tracks; ‘Sunday Roast with Joe & Scully’ – a 4-part series of talk shows tackling themes that cut across four Gorillaz albums (*details below) – with contributors including ZSL, George Monbiot, Kieran Yates, Peter Robinson (Pop Justice), Dr Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths University) and Ciaran Thapar; plus interviews with Vince Staples and Bootie Brown among others.
Flyte Release “Faithless” Video From Debut Album ‘The Loved Ones’
Never the kind of band to act in uncertain haste when it comes to their music, each song off Flyte’s debut album The Loved Ones feels like something to relish, to mull over, with a deeper, unfolding resonance. The same goes for their visual identity, and following the release of their critically lauded debut album, Flyte reveal the ‘Faithless’ video, a remarkable collaboration with Femke Huurdeman and CANADA (Tame Impala, Beck), the only band to work consecutively with the legendary production company. Flyte have also spent the last month supporting Lemon Twigs on tour, concluding at Kentish Town Forum, and will play at Communions Christmas Party at Notting Hill Arts Club on December 3, as well as supporting Lord Huron on their European tour early next year.
The Go! Team today shared their new single “Mayday” from their new album SEMICIRCLE out January, 19th on Memphis Industries. Premiering via Stereogum, “Mayday” is a Morse code inspired soul belter about a love emergency, in the proud lineage of “Rescue Me” and “SOS.” “‘Mayday’ resembles the classic Go! Team ruckus created on songs like “Huddle Formation” from their 2004 debut Thunder, Lightning, Strike,” says Stereogum, adding, “They’ve covered a lot of ground since then, but it’s exciting to hear them circling back around to the sound that made them so electric in the first place.”
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the critically acclaimed major retrospective of Pink Floyd, one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands, today announced, via a press conference with Pink Floyd founding member Nick Mason, that it will be opening at Rome’s Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) on 19 January 2018. This will be the first exhibition to take place at the museum under its new management, Palaexpo. Following its highly-successful debut at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum earlier this year, which saw over 400,000 people tear down the wall, the exhibition moves to Rome as its first international destination on the global landscape. The exhibition continues the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd’s remaining members and is produced and promoted globally by Michael Cohl of Concert Productions International B.V. The Rome exhibition is produced in association with MondoMostre and Live Nation. Tickets are on sale today via Vivaticket.it, all Vivaticket outlet locations and by phone on +39.041.2719035.
On the heels of their latest release, post-apocalyptic Americana band, TJ KONG & THE ATOMIC BOMB, are premiering a new video for “California Basement Blues” with Pancakes & Whiskey. The song comes off the band’s new LP, DANCING OUT THE DOOR, out now via Good Behavior Records.
The stunning album of reinterpreted holiday classics debuted at #1 on the Soundscan and Billboard Jazz charts last year, and the deluxe edition features additional new songs ” “Edelweiss,” which was arranged by GRAMMY nominee Michael McElroy, and features Odom Jr.’s wife of 5 years, an accomplished performer in her own right, Nicolette Robinson, and “The Christmas Waltz,” featuring a brand new arrangement by Emmy-winning and GRAMMY nominated arranger Rob Mathes. Simply Christmas showcases Odom Jr.’s soulful jazz versions of Christmas classics and follows his successful self-titled jazz debut.
“It’s like a mini-thriller video,”MASSACRE tells Billboard. “It’s about a psychologist or someone who’s manipulating his victims into doing the killing for him, about how he manipulates a person to do the dirty work — a serial killer type of vibe. And he gets (the victims) to dig their own hole. The whole thing is just really disturbed and pretty ugly and grotesque at times — which is exactly what we wanted. I really dig this first introduction to the band.”
Slade’s Merry Xmas Everyone Turns Punk!
Who are Wartoad and what do they want with us? We’re not sure, as several of the band are rumoured to be spectacularly well-known rock musicians from the US but have adopted pseudonyms for this, their first release – a riotous cover of Noddy and co’s Christmas staple, Merry Xmas Everybody. Fusing their love of classic punk and rock bands with sleazy keyboard and suitcases full of anarchy, it’s exactly what all members of the family will be singing along to when the Queen’s speech starts. It’s Punkadelic and its not pleased to meet you.
Rising pop artist CYN premiered her official video for the Felix Snow-produced single “Only With You.” Praising the video today, Billboard Magazine call her “one to watch” and Refinery 29 as “something special.”
Grayson Capps ‘Scarlett Roses’ Out Tomorrow Fri. Dec. 1
Fresh off a month long tour of Europe, including sold out shows in Holland, Germany and Italy, Grayson Capps returns to the U.S. to release his new album, ‘Scarlett Roses,’ on December 1 via Royal Potato Family. The nine-track effort is the acclaimed Alabama-based songwriter’s sixth studio recording and his first new solo release in six years. Throughout the collection, Capps showcases the kind of understated brilliance that can blossom when creativity is detached from expectation, when songs are truly given the space and time to find their writer.
Mija has announced her upcoming debut EP, How To Measure The Distance Between Lovers, with the release of a new song with Kelli Schaefer called “Bad For U”. The song was produced by Mija with lyrics & vocals written by Portland DIY artist Kelli Schaefer. In VICE’s profile on Mija they wrote that the song, “plays like future blues, fusing the uncanny effects of Oneohtrix Point Never with the bass-scaping of Burial and the crystalline beauty of Björk.”
Kassi Ashton: Some of you may already know her, and those of you who don’t are about to!
“Words will never be able to express what it means to us to be able to complete and share this album. From the beginning it has been our goal to provide a realistic perspective of where the world stands, and to provide connection and comfort in knowing that we all are not alone in facing challenging issues. It is our sincere hope that this album brings a sense of collective bonding, while providing a safe space for inner reflection and true personal change.” – Earnie Ashwood
New single from Montreal trio CHANCES
It was in late 2016, that Montreal-based musicians Chloé Lacasse and Geneviève Toupin, both singer songwriters and pianists, along with drummer Vincent Carré, decided to come together to sketch out a few songs, just to see where uninhibited brainstorming might lead. With two well received singles already released in 2017, ‘Rishikesh’ is their most experimental and vibrant effort yet. A world music/electronic music mashup that becomes otherworldly in its atmospheric builds. Catapulting rhythms, syncopated vocals, and bubbling synths envelope around a loop of singers recorded on the banks of the Ganges. Exquisite in the execution, lyrically ‘Rishikesh’ is all about choice and intention, and musically it’s about exploration.
The Damn Truth Release Official Music Video for “White Lies” Off of ‘Devilish Folk’
Montreal based, blues-infused rock band The Damn Truth are back at their devilish ways with the release of the video for “White Lies,” off of their sophomore LP, Devilish Folk. The gritty, heavy grooves of “White Lies” is a raw. indie rock masterpiece that is perfectly paired with visuals by Fatty Soprano and Shutterr.
Boulevards (real name Jamil Rashad) added, “I teamed up with Derek Wise aka Secret Attraction on this song. With adding Laura to the track, we thought her Soulful vocals would make A great addition over the mood synths. We both we’re going through some personal emotional conflict. So we decided to make a song about falling in love with the idea of loving that person. Realizing when things hit the fan that you weren’t truly in love with that person, just the idea. Sometimes we get so wrapped in love and so much anxiety we forget to see things clearly. When love fades and the credits start to roll you realize that what you and that person were never in love or meant to be.”
Today, LA GIVES BACK is proud to announce their 2nd installment of one epic night of giving on Wednesday December 20th! Last year the Los Angeles dance community came together to raise over $54,000 and awareness about the homeless epidemic here in our backyard. Created by IHEARTCOMIX, the one-night event will consist of some of LA’s biggest promoters coming together: the line-up includes rooms curated by Brownies & Lemonade, Ham on Everything, Space Yacht, Echoflex, Restless Nites, Late Night Laggers. The night will feature endless amounts of secret guests and big name talent an Adult Swim curated Santa room. Happening in all six rooms of LA nightclub, Union, there will be a toy, food, coat, women’s products drive and 100% of all proceeds raised will go to benefit the local charities My Friend’s Place and Downtown Women’s Center.
Mabel Greer’s Toyshop To Release New Album “The Secret”
Prog rock pioneers, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop (for without Mabel Greer, there would be no YES), are to release a new album The Secret on December 8th.
On this album, Peter Banks (former YES & Flash guitarist) can be heard playing a guitar duo with Mabel Greer’s founder, guitarist and vocalist, Clive Bayley for the first time in 50 years. Clive has written a new song around guitar parts recorded by Peter Banks, who passed away in 2013. This song is a tribute to Banks and Chris Squire who both joined the band in September 1967.