ARTHUR ALEXANDER (SORROWS / THE POPPEES) TO RELEASE NEW SOLO LP
When the scourge of rock ‘n’ roll crossed the Atlantic and invaded Europe in the late 1950s, most people thought it was just another passing fad from America. But no one imagined in their wildest dreams that this “fad” would also be the force that would deal the fatal blow to communism and tear the Eastern Europe’s Iron Curtain to shreds. No amount of Soviet tanks and bayonets was a match for this tsunami. But a young kid growing up in Warsaw, Poland, did know. He heard that sound and knew instantly this was BIG; this was no fad, this was the sound of rebellion. Hearing Bob Dylan’s words, “… But even the President of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked,” he knew it was time to kick ass – with electric guitar. Lucky for him, the communist authorities didn’t take kindly to his ideas and, in no time at all, kicked his ass – straight out of the country.
LANKS Shares New Single “Twentyseven”
Australian songwriter and producer LANKS shares new track “twentyseven”. The single, which premiered on Triple J Radio, is the title track from his forthcoming album, out April 27th on THAA Records. Stream the track on Spotify here, and stay tuned for more new music coming soon.
LESSER GLOW: Boston-Based Melodic Post Metal/Doom Collective To Unleash Ruined
Boston-based melodic post metal/doom collective LESSER GLOW — featuring former members of Black Elm, Irepress, and The Proselyte — will release their debut full-length Ruined this June via Pelagic Records.
With Ruined, LESSER GLOW rips open a massively wide and confident blend of traditional doom meets melodic metal, paired with the likes of hardcore, post hardcore, noise rock, post rock and beyond. Molding all these into one cohesive mix, LESSER GLOW stands out as a refreshing and unapologetically brutal take on heavy music.
Halsey continues to flourish, receiving an “Outstanding Music Artist” nomination for hopeless fountain kingdom from the 2018 GLAAD Awards. She pushes creative boundaries expanding her influence and impact beyond music diving into fashion. High-end fashion retailer Yves Saint Laurent recently tapped her as a brand ambassador of YSL Beauté where she will help create and share makeup looks that speak to today’s millennial. Halsey’s appeal extends internationally. She graces the cover of U.K. based Wonderland Magazine’s spring 2018 edition. This summer, she will make her big screen debut as she joins the cast of the animated movie Teen Titans GO! as the voice of Wonder Woman—in theaters July 27.
Dog Collective ft. MPH
Dog Collective is a collective of producers based in Stockholm, Sweden. The members of the group have written and produced released songs for Icona Pop, Zara Larsson and Peg Parnevik to name a few. A pop-machine that is forming and evolving right now, with their first release coming up on Friday 16th of March. The featuring artist is MPH…considering her brilliant, characteristic voice, it’s not very hard for Swedes to guess who she really is.
It’s always Spring time where Flowertruck is. The Sydney four-piece’s ten track debut Mostly Sunny, out today, flourishes with 10 tracks of synth charged indie rock. With the greenest thumbs in Aussie music, they’ll make blossoms bloom in even the darkest corners of the aggrieved music cynic’s mind. Equal parts joyous, lifting instrumentals, recurring lyrical themes of uncertainty, growing pains and a healthy dose of quintessential Aussie self depreciation, Flowertruck have planted a garden in the sweet spot between melancholy and exuberance. The yield: Mostly Sunny.
ANH UNLEASHES NEW SINGLE ‘ALL NIGHT’
Gold Coast up and comer ANH has unleashed hook-filled new single ‘All Night’, veering towards a new direction with help from the soulful vocals of Blair De Milo and freestyle from LA’s Danny Dwyer.
‘All Night’ is a slow, genre-bending tune injected with a heavy dose of groove and replete with a powerful hook from De Milo and impeccable freestyle from Dwyer. The auspicious producer’s trademark glitchy beats propel the track, and his penchant jazzy touches come from the improv trumpet hanging in the background.
Seinabo Sey has announced her new single, “I Owe You Nothing,” and accompanying B-side, “Remember” ft. Jacob Banks. Released today by Virgin Records, both are now available to download and stream on all platforms. This announcement marks Seinabo’s first new music in over two years – since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Pretend in 2015. The video for “I Owe You Nothing” premieres today via The FADER.
FELSKINN Premiere ‘Rain Will Fall’ Music Video
Swiss heavy rock band, FELSKINN, feat. Maxxwell, Krokus and Live/Wire members, have released a new music video for ‘Rain Will Fall’, the song is taken from their debut album, ‘Mind Over Matter’, out now via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS).
Echosmith Release New Single ‘Over My Head’
Multi-platinum alt-pop sibling trio Echosmith today share their brand new single ‘Over My Head’.
As the first release since they returned to the studio late last year, the new song showcases the band’s most evolved sound to date, with an inescapable synth-driven chorus and bold drum beats. It is the first taste of their next album which will be released this summer.
Worn-Out is a musical reflection about the two sides of a human being and the never-ending fight between them. Just like the bands name that is a literal translation from the German saying “Schweinehund”. That basically describes this other side, that always holds one back and that everyone must overcome to get the best out of oneself.
The Pighounds are the latest members of the Sweepland Records Family.
In April the two friends are going to play their first co-headliner tour together with label mates AmyJo Doh & The Spangles containing shows in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
CANSHAKER PI PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘PUT A RECORD OUT’ AT DORK
Canshaker Pi have released their new video for ‘Put A Record Out’ which Dork described as ‘raucous’ and have also announced their ‘Naughty Naughty Violence’ tour for this May including a show at The Old Blue Last in addition to their previously announced set at The Great Escape.
Listen to “White Flag” by near 7ft songwriter Jack Ladder
“White Flag” is an unlikely love song about surrendering to a prison that binds two people together. In the music video we find him in Indonesia, struggling with a special kind of captivity. “It’s written from two perspectives”, says Ladder. “I didn’t want to duet so I sang both parts. It allows for more mystery.” The video and the forthcoming album maintain the recurring bone dry sense of humour that has been a thread through all of his work.
London’s most unapologetic and compelling popstar GIRLI releases brand new track “Play It Cool” today on PMR/Virgin EMI. The video for the new single is due to be release later this month.
With Kinks-like power chords, infectious hooks and a decidedly cool nonchalant delivery, “Play It Cool” marks GIRLI’s first new music since her recent “Hot Mess” EP. GIRLI ventures into DIY pop with the new single, calling bullshit on your typical fuckboi with her astute lyrical observations and a wry sense of humour.
Introducing Ice Baths
London based four-piece Ice Baths are set to release their debut album on 11th May via Blank Editions.
Having previously played shows with the likes of H-Grimace, Circuit Breaker and a multitude of other acts, they are ready to step out and unveil their new material to the world.
The album is coming out on Blank Editions – a renowned boutique label who released the latest Thurston Moore 7″. Ice Bath’s distinctive post-punk sound is a natural fit for the label who have also released music by Housewives, a band Ice Baths cite as an influence on their own work.
FLOHIO SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘BANDS’
South London rapper Flohio today shares the studio edit of her new single ‘Bands’. The track is being independently released and is available to buy and stream now via all partners.
Hailing from Bermondsey, Flohio (AKA Funmi Ohiosumah) is a British Nigerian artist, rapper and songwriter. Building on the blueprints of grime and UK rap, Flohio’s sound pulls in references that span electronic music. Her recent work with God Colony and L-Vis 1990 has already been championed by Julie Adenuga, Toddla T, Jamz Supernova and many others. On ‘Bands’, producer HLMNSRA provides the foundations for Flohio to deliver unrivalled flow and lyrical ability. The track was initially performed in session for Colors Studios in Berlin ahead of its official release today.
Polynation release first track since 2016, ‘Muriatic’
Amsterdam based electronica duo Polynation return to Atomnation with a new song, titled ‘Muriatic’. It is the first taste of a new album that will land late 2018.
Following up on the all-around praised debut EP Allogamy and club EP Sufi, Muriatic is the first track the duo is releasing since May 2016. By using a wider, more intricate sound palette, Polynation continues to expand their signature sound which is known for its acoustic drums, compelling synth harmonies and repetitive ambient layers. With their intelligently built songs and a live-set
The Outsider: Watch the lyric video for “The Invocation”, featuring members of Therion
Earlier this year, Mexican symphonic death metallers The Outsider have published a lyric video for the track “The Invocation”, which features members from Sweden’s operatic legendary outfit Therion.
Taken off from the band’s sophomore album “Orchestral Renditions from the Unknown”, “The Invocation” is a solid musical statement that like every other track from this record showcases the band’s ability to add dramatism into your music and to create an epic dark sound.
Emma Blackery releases brand new single ‘Dirt’
Rapidly rising UK pop star Emma Blackery has today released her brand new single ‘Dirt’. Accompanying the song is the perfect pastel video, which finds the Essex-born singer leading a dance routine whilst also sipping tea and bathing in receipts as she sings her sassy song of revenge.
Sam Johnson releases new single Way Back Home on March 16th
‘Way Back Home’ is a rousing ode to the current state of politics, exemplifying Johnsons unique vocal, all delivered in a manner that transports the listener to a better place.