Capital North Stream Debut EP Ahead of Release & Unveil Music Video for “Sea/Broken Vessel”
Hard rock dynamic duo Capital North have been busy in preparation fortheir debut EP, Sea To Sky, available tomorrow, March 2nd, 2018. The band made their official debut earlier this year with the release of their music video for “Glass Houses,” directed by Jesse Lynch. Ahead of the EP’s release, Capital North has partnered with Substream Magazine for an exclusive early listen of Sea To Sky, declaring it “a powerful and breathtaking release that you won’t be able to tear yourself away from.” The 6-track EP discusses relatable topics from personal struggles like health, love, and loss to the human condition. Additionally, the band has partnered with idobi Radio to premiere their newest music video, “Sea/Broken Vessel,” a track that came to be during a major health struggle in vocalist Jonathan Farrar’s life. On the track, the band shares:
“The concept of the song was solidified after we watched Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, and the track was initially named “Transferring Consciousness” as a nod to the film. Within the lyrics for “Broken Vessel,” listeners will find themes of rebirth, immortality, and the desire to shed one’s ailing physical body (broken vessel), but still retain one’s consciousness to essentially live forever. We hope that listeners will find comfort in this message and be able to apply these lyrics and emotions to their own lives in some way.”
Chris Stapleton leads nominees at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nominations in five categories: Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (From A Room: Volume 1 as both artist and producer), Single Record of the Year (“Broken Halos” as both artist and producer) and Song of The Year (“Whiskey and You” as both artist and songwriter).
The nominations continue a triumphant 2018 for Stapleton, who recently won Best Country Album (From A Room: Volume 1), Best Country Song (“Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”) at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. Stapleton also joined legendary artist Emmylou Harris on the live GRAMMY broadcast for a performance of “Wildflowers” in tribute of Tom Petty. Additionally, earlier this year, Stapleton returned to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” as well as CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and made his debut on PBS’s “Austin City Limits.”
Underground death doom cult ILSA will unleash their anticipated Corpse Fortress full-length this Friday via Relapse Records. Noisey is currently offering an advance listen of the monster release noting, ”
Corpse Fortress rides hard along the crumbling path trodden by down-tuned degenerates like Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Asphyx, and crust punk heavyweights Antisect and Anti Cimex, and is crowned with a warm, wooly guitar tone that’s pure rotten filth, a subterranean low end, and strained, shredded vocals.”
GEARS Release Official Music Video for “King”
February 27, 2018 – Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS has released the Official Music Video for their track, “King,” the first single off of their upcoming EP.
Bringing a crafted approach to pop rock & roll, Dryspell emerged out of the tight-knit DIY scene in Austin, Texas. The band was formed by vocalist/guitarist Hunter Thompson, with bassist Samuel Jacobson, guitarist Chad Doriocourt and drummer Hugh Vu in early 2015 while the four were playing in different bands on the same tape label. More recently, Thompson began touring with Louisville band White Reaper while Jacobson played in local Austin band, Hovvdy. Despite involvement with other groups, the boys of Dryspell found time to continue working and writing together.
Vandal Moon previews ‘Baby Sounds’ off ‘Wild Insane’ LP
California-based duo Vandal Moon are gearing up for the release of their new album ‘Wild Insane’. Ahead of that, they are previewing the first single ‘Baby Sounds’.
‘Wild Insane’ is an 8-track offering loaded with dark and sweetly alluring pop tracks – a fab find for lost souls and soundtrack for the post-traumatic stress of simply being a citizen in the 21st century. The new album is rooted in post-punk and new wave, with gothic undertones of the early 80’s.
Trevor Douglas “Pressure”
Trevor Douglas brings a splash of soul to his newest single, “Pressure.” A Fort Worth, TX native, Trevor captured the attention of the American Idol Season XIV audience. From there, he toured across the country on the “Trevor D Summer 2015 Better Luck Next Time” tour and opened for Ringo Star, Hunter Hayes and the Jonas Brothers. The release of his first EP “Sugar Coated Puberty” introduced fans to his soulful pop sound, infused with chill urban vibes and unforgettable melodies. He took the show on the road, performing throughout Texas at SXSW, Six Flags, the House of Blues, and numerous festivals and charity events. A born performer, it’s his unique, charismatic energy that entices listeners and captivates audiences near and far, even earning him a feature on MTV Cover of the Month with his cover of Julia Michaels “Issues.”
‘MASTIN’ DELIVERS WITH NEW SOUND ON SINGLE ‘NOT THE MAN FOR YOU’
The teenage bad-boy Reece Mastin, who stole hearts across the country back in 2011, is no longer. In his place stands Mastin, a full-grown man; someone contemplative, and earnest – a man who has already lived a lifetime of peaks and pitfalls, caused in part by the ruthless nature of a career in the commercial music industry. Now 23 years old, Mastin is ready to show the world who he really is – and what better way to do that than with a brand new sound that is guaranteed to surprise and impress. Releasing his first single as Mastin today, Not The Man For You is a rock ‘n roll belter and completely unlike anything fans have heard from him before. To add to the excitement, the debut EP, Suitcase of Stories (available April 6) follows in its wake, a release that truly solidifies Mastin as one of Australia’s most exciting new voices in rock ‘n roll. To celebrate, Mastin will be taking his band on the road for a sweeping tour of Australia, kicking off in Sydney at The Basement on April 7, then moving through regional and metropolitain cities in Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, ACT, WA, Victoria and finishing up in Albury on July 14.
Calling All Astronauts – Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) release March 30th
West London based Alt Rock 3-piece Calling All Astronauts in conjunction Supersonic Media are pleased to announce their 12th single, the “Influences EP”, a quadruple A-side single. The band have covered four songs that have influenced their love of music, every second Friday commencing on February 2nd one of the “A-sides” will be premiered on YouTube and Spotify with the EP coming available to download from all sites on March 30th
Singer/Songwriter and Faroese near legend Teitur returns with his first single in nearly 5 years, with a song called ‘Sara’, from his long awaited forthcoming album, ‘I Want To Be Kind’.
LED BY VAJRA Release Brand New Single ‘Million Reasons’
Progressive metalcore band Led By Vajra have released a new single coming 3 months after their debut album ??XH. Million Reasons is a re-imagined version and tribute to the incredible artist Lady Gaga, carefully re-interpreting the song and the vocals in a Metal/Led By Vajra style. The song is designed as a kind of “Punk goes Pop” style cover.
Steph Fischer-Ivancsy – ‘Warning Signs’ Single
Steph Fischer-Ivancsy’s unique brand of blues is a throbbing, stomping, wailing blast cut through with a voice that will bring you to your knees. After beginning her solo career in 2015 this young singer-songwriter has secured numerous residencies, toured alongside Melbourne blues legend Shaun Kirk, and brought her powerful energy to festivals and pubs throughout Victoria and New South Wales. Warning Signs is the latest single from Steph.
PMR-signed songwriter and producer SG Lewis today shares his latest single ‘Coming Up’. The track is the second to be taken from his expansive new project; a three-part album released over the coming year. ‘Coming Up’ is available to buy and stream now on all partners.
Gorgon City deliver rumbling anthem ‘Motorola’ on Realm imprint
Highly acclaimed UK duo Gorgon City have unveiled their latest track ‘Motorola’, a brooding after-hours floor filler, set for release on 2nd March via their Realm imprint, this will be accompanied by a Max Chapman remix out 23rd March.
Canshaker Pi announce new album and release ‘Put A Record Out’
Canshaker Pi have just announced that they’ve a new record on the way and premiered a taster from it at Exclaim! called ‘Put A Record Out’ and so I wanted to get in touch to make sure you’d been given all the info on it. The track was described by Exclaim! as a “cheeky lead single… which finds them adding a post-punk flair and the Fall-esque cynicism to their off-kilter rock sound.”
Reigning Days release video for ‘Inhaler’
Rising Devonshire trio Reigning Days have soared into 2018 with their punchy new single ‘Inhaler’ and have just revealed the accompanying video, which premiered on kerrang.com yesterday. A smoke submerged, brooding clip, it highlights moments from their recent Independent Venue Week voyage.
Stockholm Group LINES Premiere New Video For ‘Lockdown’
LINES is a band from Stockholm, born in Berlin who today, premiere their stunning visuals for their single, “Lockdown” on PAPER. The video, which follows the release of the song on The FADER, is the highly anticipated follow up to their song, “You” which has amassed over 5 million streams.
Shura remixes Maja Francis’ ‘Saved By The Summer’
Swedish pop sensation Maja Francis has enlisted London’s Shura on remix duties for her latest single ‘Saved By The Summer’, out now through Universal Music.
Shura pulls down the tempo of the glorious electro-pop original to create a twisted piece of atmospheric electronica. Shura incorporates trap beats and dark bass under Maja’s soaring warped vocals before switching to breakbeats and trance inducing synths to close the track.
ANDY JENKINS (Matthew E. White collaborator) RELEASES NEW SINGLE “ASCENDANT HOG”
Andy Jenkins has today released brand new single “Ascendant Hog”, the first taken from his Spacebomb Records (Matthew E. White, Natalie Prass, Bedouine) debut album ‘Sweet Bunch’, out June 15th, 2018. Listen to “Ascendant Hog” here
Rié Shares new single: ‘Benevolent Creature’
Japanese-born London art school graduate, Rié (pronounced “ree-ay”) returns today with her new single, ‘Benevolent Creature’. This is the first piece of new music to emerge in 2018 and follows in the wake of 2017’s ‘Levels EP’ and ‘Business Trips EP’. Rié is to support the release with shows at The Bedford, London on March 6 and The Finsbury, London on March 27 – tickets on sale here
Los Angeles-based rockers Dorothy have released the new instant-grat track “Aint Our Time To Die” in advance of the new album 28 Days in the Valley, out worldwide on March 16. The song follows the release of instant-grat track “Who Do You Love” and lead single “Flawless” which is currently in rotation across the country, including early spins from the world-famous Los Angeles favorite KROQ, KLOS and SiriusXM’s Octane. 28 Days in the Valley is currently available on all platforms for digital pre-order.
THE VACCINES RELEASE NEW TRACK “PUT IT ON A T-SHIRT”
The Vaccines return to their roots with Combat Sports; ranging from pure Vaccines rock and roll through to powerpop. It is a combination that has never failed them in the past, as demonstrated by 15 consecutive A-listed singles at Radio 1, performing on Later…with Jools Holland on four separate occasions and headlining a career affirming show at London’s 02 Arena, all alongside pulling some of the biggest crowds across the summer festival circuits over the years. They have also earned BRIT Award nominations for Best Live Act and Best New Artist, a Q Award nomination for Best New Band and won an NME Award for Best New Band.
After years on the road with Houndmouth and a brief hiatus while getting settled in Los Angeles, Katie returned to writing. The resultant material became Moroccan Ballroom, a totally authentic expression of Katie. The Moroccan Ballroom EP was recorded entirely live (with no overdubs or edits) in a single day at Village Studios — it was meant to be a simple shoot for some of her newly-written songs, but Katie was so enamored with the outcome that she wanted to give them a proper release.
From Ashes To New drop the official music video for “Crazy,” the first single off of their upcoming LP, The Future, releasing April 20th via Better Noise Records / Eleven Seven Music. The album is available for pre-order today.
Cicada Rhythm Returns With ‘Everywhere I Go’ April 27
Three years since their self-titled debut, Athens, GA-based indie folk band Cicada Rhythm has announced a new album, Everywhere I Go, due out April 27, 2018 via New West Records. With a tracklist that blends orchestral folk-pop and ramshackle roots-rock in equal numbers, Everywhere I Go is a “patchwork album” tracked in recording studios, living rooms, and gospel churches throughout Tennessee and Georgia. Bandmates Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis have upsized their sound considerably for the record, with new members expanding their once duo to a full touring band and a louder set of influences propelling them forward sonically. Assisting in that forward propulsion was production by Kenneth Pattengale, spellbinding guitarist and harmony vocalist of the Milk Carton Kids, and Oliver Wood, best known as the lead singer and guitarist for The Wood Brothers.
will.i.am joins forces with LGP_Qua for new video
Buzzing Philadelphia rapper LGP_Qua has been making a name for himself as of late with his viral freestyle videos and today he teams up with the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am for a new track titled “Insomniac(Woke)”. The song is also produced by will.i.am. Watch as both artists link up in Philly for the black and white visual as they trade socio-political verses tackling current issues like the Parkland School Shooting and social media activism. Look out for his mixtape Voice of The Youth Volume 1 coming soon. Please share.
Few songs truly capture the global milieu and create a moment; but enter “Bum Bum Tam Tam.” Now, the viral track of the year has a visual accompaniment – a quite frankly crazy, game-show themed video that invites the viewer further into the truly incredible world and vision of Mc Fioti. Directed by Stephen Agnew (Royal Blood, Wolf Alice), the video sees 4 spandex clad contestants embarking on the weird and wonderful Bum Bum Tam Tam Gameshow, with an equally hypnotic and somewhat haunting host.
“Grip is a song about taking your life and your future into your own hands. In life (And especially in the music industry) you may find that people aren’t always looking out for your best interest and the people who promised you the world were only taking advantage of you. This song is about the progression of those types of situations. We chose to go with a live video for this song because we wanted to give our fans an inside look at our life and how much we love being on the road. We’re headed back out for 6 weeks in just a few days so come hang out with us!” – The Scars Heal in Time
Today, nonymous New York City-based indie duo Newspoke shares Faces, their debut album, available on all digital streaming platforms. Atwood Magazine premieres the LP as well as the video for “Best.” Atwood Magazine wrote of the record, “Their vocalist’s punky yelp narrates soulful Americana. It’s strange to not have the name of a songwriter to attribute these to, because every song sounds intensely personal. All we have to attribute the music and lyrics to are M and R. Whether it’s the impassioned, harmonica-driving ‘Judas Tree’ or the radio-rock of ‘Heather,’ these songs are like amping up the most popular folk songs of the past decade with a touch of Tom Waits.”
Rita Ora has been a designer, ambassador and model for some of the biggest brands in the world and now the pop superstar launches her very own merch collection ahead of her upcoming tour.
Entitled ‘ROARA REPUBLIC’ the gender-neutral collection will launch exclusively on Rita’s website on March 3rd 2018. The collection includes crewneck sweaters, hoodies and tees as well as a range of headwear options, with prices ranging from £25 to £55.
Rita, who is known for her style and creativity, took inspiration for the collection from the UK and London’s rich and diverse legacy, digging into the late 90s street aesthetic to add a nostalgic vibe. Working alongside her creative team of Simone Fiorito and Elena Sahatciu, and backed by leading merch experts Bravado, together they have created a unique and inspiring merch range.
Messiah released his newest single, “Pum Pum” featuring Kap G and produced by Play-N-Skillz. The Dominican-American urban artist who represents Harlem, New York has long been recognized as the “King of Latin Trap” in the Latin and American markets. Recently signed to Latium Entertainment via a joint venture with Atlantic Records, Messiah represents a new millennial artist whose career grew through the music industry’s digital boom and cross-over in sound for a global impact. Messiah along with Kap G, showcase their ability to infuse both English and Spanish trap verses into a hit song.
INTRODUCING: CLEVER GIRLS Premiere Indie-Dream Video for “LOOM”
CLEVER GIRLS have just premiered their new video for “Loom” via New Noise Magazine. Taken from their upcoming release, Luck, the album will be out on April 2, 2018, with a release show on April 5 at ArtsRiot in Burlington, Vermont.