Musician stabbed on tour in WA
Melbourne duo This Way North were just 6 shows into their massive 21 date EP launch tour when singer Leisha Jungalwalla was stabbed by a stingray deep above both ankles at Cervantes beach in WA early last week.
Just seconds prior, Leisha was admiring the perfection of Dolphins playing at the shoreline, when she decided to wade into a rock pool, to the shock of the camouflaged stingray. The quick thinking musician managed to climb up the rocks and hobble over to a local Lobster Factory, bleeding from both ankles.
Pre-listen to “ONCE” by “Taken By Trees”
In a seemingly complex world of confused politics, anger and violence, Victoria offers a rare jewel to soothe and brighten the darkness. This was at least her commitment with the Taken by Trees forth and latest studio album, ‘Yellow to Blue’, her most playful and hopeful creation to date, lying at the perfect crossroad between indie and commercial. ‘Once’ is a taste of this new musical and emotional headspace, and in a world of trend followers, Victoria Bergman is still distinctly herself; revered for her style and innovativeness, boundless approach to creativity and artistic integrity.
Argonauta is a collection of songs about Burns’ struggle with the grief of losing her mother, while also navigating a new relationship, and ultimately trying to figure out what the new normal is for her life. The follow up to her 2013 debut, Life in the Midwater, the self-produced new album sees Burns continuing the vulnerable and honest thread of her lingering feelings of darkness — and depression — while also maintaining hope for the future. “Argonauta is the child of a strange chasm in my life, the space where both unfathomable, debilitating loss and new love and hope reside,” says Burns. “In an attempt to process this romantic love, the loss of my mother who lived her life as my confidant and dearest friend, and the hope of someday gaining acceptance of life’s ever-shifting cycles, these songs emerged. I had to write this record to give voice to the depression, anxiety and uncertainty I endured while grieving.” Writing Argonauta served as a relief valve for Burns; now the eight sumptuous, haunting songs — led by her captivating, densely layered vocals — extend a similar balm for listeners.
Awolnation closed the first leg of their Here Come The Runts Tour with two sold-out nights at The Wiltern in Los Angeles and an encore featuring appearances by Duff McKagan (“Sail” and “Burn It Down”) and Rivers Cuomo (“Where is My Mind” – Pixies cover) on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Fans were thrilled to see the iconic Angelenos with Aaron Bruno! Additional footage can be found here.
Alternative Rap Maverick, Jonny Dee, Releases Instant Classic, “The Human Experience”
Jonny Dee brings his unique brand of psychedelic hip-hop and otherworldly rap to the masses with his first full-length release, “The Human Experience”. Taking his cue from renegade musical innovators like De La Soul and Chance the Rapper, this is rap music from another dimension – recognisable as rap but filled with elements of funk, jazz, psychedelia, soul, video game music…the list goes on with every listen. A truly unique sound which brings echoes of the past crashing into brand new territories, Jonny Dee is the new musical hero the world has been waiting for.
Nav > New Single > ‘Freshman List’
GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-certified Toronto rapper and producer NAV shares his new single “Freshman List”. Fresh from his first ever headline show in London earlier this month, the single is taken from his forthcoming untitled album which drops later this year.
Yung Pinch Floats on “Cloud 9” on His Latest Slice of Weekly Ear Candy
Putting a saccharine spin on melodic rap music, Huntington Beach, CA’s Yung Pinch is one of the genre’s rising stars. Sharing an atmospheric, yet hard-hitting new song, Yung Pinch lights up the sky with “Cloud 9,” his latest single. Croaking an infectious auto-tuned melody, Pinch revels in his status as a hungry up-and-comer, bragging about his ends and reflecting on his work ethic’s role in his success. Shared to Pinch’s SoundCloud as part of his weekly #4EVERFRIDAY series of singles, “Cloud 9” has racked up 61k SoundCloud streams in the past three days. “Cloud 9” builds on the momentum from 4EVERHEARTBROKE3, released this past Valentine’s Day, a 4-track project full of lustful yet introspective lines atop ethereal instrumentals.
Say Sue Me, the surf-inspired indie rock/pop quartet from Busan, South Korea, release their sophomore album Where We Were Together on Damnably/Electric Muse April 13. The album was recorded by Chun Hakju at Mushroom Recording in Seoul & Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service and follows the 2017 Say Sue Me compilation album, the Semin RSD EP, and split 7″ single w/ Otoboke Beaver.
Friends since 5th grade Jae Young (Bass) and Kim Byungkyu (guitar) met drummer Kang Semin at high school and played in bands together until the winter of 2012, when one day they were drinking tea and beer at a tea shop in Nampo-dong, and Sumi arrived. They liked her speaking voice and immediately offered her a spot as the vocalist in a new band that would become Say Sue Me. Sumi Choi turned out to be a natural at songwriting. Semin sadly suffered trauma from a fall. New drummer Changwon stands in while they await Semin’s recovery.
Oklou > shares video for ‘They Can’t Hear Me’
Marylou Mayniel – aka Oklou – is a French producer, vocalist and composer currently based in London.
The atmospheric, slow-moving video for ‘They Can’t Hear Me’ is set in Toronto (where Lou spent some time last year) and in Lou’s bedroom in London with her friends. The video was shot on her iPhone and edited by Lou herself. The opening features moments from Bambi, the Disney movie.
NJ punks Doc Rotten release music video for new single “Listen Up
The “Noisy Joisey” band Doc Rotten will be releasing their sophomore EP Sick & Suffering on March 29th, but today you can watch a music video for the first single “Listen Up.” The video premiered with New Noise Magazine and its lively, two-fisted energy might be enough to make you actually want to punch someone in the skull.
Rie | Share’s video for ‘Benevolent Creature’
Whereas Rié’s music has previously touched on themes of isolation and relocation, this time, with the pulsating electronica of ‘Benevolent Creature’, Rié observes humanity’s more pensive and pertinent issues. Addressing the notion of a ‘problem’ – something that she metaphorically characterises as the ‘creature’ – Rié asserts the necessity of compassion and benevolence when dealing with issues. “Whether it’s a mental issue, alcohol or drug addiction, or simply a bad relationship, I can’t name one person who lives a 100% problem-free life,” says Rié. “The only way is to look at that ‘creature’ in the eye; and this song by no means is an evangelistic attempt to save people, but I do want to convey the message to take it by the hand (and) don’t look away.”
Check out the new single from London trio PLYA
PLYA consists of Sykes, who was awarded the PRS’s Women Make Music Grant and bandmates Kris Taylor (guitar) and William Brown (drums). Their captivating style is somewhat influenced by Sykes’ upbringing, marrying together the sophistication and style of the London scene, with the exoticism of southern Europe, the allure of West Coast beaches and the glitter of Los Angeles.
Chicago-based instrumental rock trio RLYR released the second and final single from their sophomore effort Actual Existence due April 13th via San Francisco tastemaker label The Flenser. Helmed by influential members of the Chicago experimental scene Steven Hess (Locrian, Cleared), Colin DeKuiper (Bloodiest, ex-Russian Circles), and Trevor Shelley de Brauw (Pelican, Chord), “Artificial Horizons” is sprawling, optimistic post-rock with flecks of melancholy. Check the track and an interview via Post-Trash below and see them live with Fotocrime next month (full dates below).
SATARIAL – video invitation to the European concert tour 2018
Russian Folk/Black Metal pioneers SATARIAL going to Europe in April-June 2018! The band have recorded video invitation!
Survival Code Hit Full Speed with New Single, “Along the Way”
Survival Code’s second release from their forthcoming album, Hopelessness of People is “Along the Way”, a blitzkrieg of zig-zagging guitars and soaring harmonies which launches at breakneck speed and only picks up pace at it progresses. Having had their previous single’s video, “Not Working”, premiered by Hot Press and receiving radio play from the likes of Planet Rock, Survival Code are officially launching Along the Way at this year’s Camden Rocks Presents, appearing at The Monarch on April 4th alongside Kid Kapichi; Screech Bats; Bloodlines and The Menstrual Cramps.
SOCIETY’S PLAGUE reveal new music video & single ‘Ashes for Air’
SOCIETY’S PLAGUE have revealed their new “Ashes for Air” music video. This is the second music video from their new album Call to the Void, which comes out worldwide on April 27, 2018 via Eclipse Records. The video was directed by Corey Dupree at Foxfed Productions. It was filmed at a local church in a room, which is closed to the public for safety reasons. Rumors of strange activity as well as first-hand accounts of possible paranormal activity from staff members made this a go-to location for the filming of this video.
Tommy Genesis’ “Lucky” video debuts today
The song is set to appear on her forthcoming album, Genesis. Tommy recently told Noisey that “every song on the album is a different genre,” continuing, “This is my No Doubt album. There’s no rules. I just made what I wanted.” The album came together over the past year, mostly with producers Charlie Heat and Jeff Gitelman after Tommy says she “threw out” another record’s worth of material. She says the resulting product is more honest, more open and more her. The dipping and diving between sounds and styles allowed her to craft a record that was a “self-reflection,” something that allows her to dig into “everything you don’t know about me.”
Max Styler and TWERL Team Up on New Track “Wasted Time”
Just in time to kick off festival season, Max Styler and TWERL deliver their brand new track “Wasted Time” on Elysian Records. Opening with a creeping, cinematic buildup, “Wasted Time” blooms with reverberating basslines and warbling synths, all complemented by EVAN GIIA’s glimmering vocal performance. The track feels simultaneously powerful and sensitive as Styler’s production skills take the listener on slow-burning sonic journey that is intensified by the emotions behind the venomous vocals. “Wasted Time” is the first collaboration between Styler and TWERL, who recently released his well-received “Stay” EP on Elysian. The new track varies diversely in sound from Styler’s last single, “All Your Love,” further bolstering his reputation as a capable chameleon of a producer. 2018 is just getting started, so stay tuned for whatMax has up his sleeve next.
Today rising pop artist CYN released the official video for her latest single, “Alright.” The video sees CYN having fun with gender role-playing and taking on dual roles, including her male alter-ego. It’s the perfect accompaniment for this under-dog anthem, which i-D described as a “dark, dance-floor ready track” and an “ode to self-acceptance.” The video premiered today via V Magazine who noted CYN is “on the road to pop stardom.”
New York City black/death coven TELOCH VOVIN continues their Psalm Ov Khaos singles series, issuing “Psalm Ov Khaos X-Casus Belli” for the Spring Equinox. The ninth song in the sequence makes is public debut via No Clean Singing.
ALISON WONDERLAND RELEASES NEW SONG & VIDEO – “HIGH” FT. TRIPPIE REDD
With less than three weeks to go until the release of Alison Wonderland’s new album, AWAKE, comes the ambient single “High” featuring Ohio rapper Trippie Redd. The track is accompanied by a mood-enhancing video featuring Wonderland and Trippie Redd and animation by Jayme Lemperle and Evan Red Borja. It was self-directed by Alison Wonderland, with cinematography from Jeffrey Zoss.
Crone Unveils “Leviathan’s Lifework” Lyric Video
Crone is a dark rock band from Northern Germany, led and shaped by Secrets of the Moon mastermind Phil ‘sG’ Jonas and Markus Renzenbrink (Embedded). Godspeed is the group’s first full-length LP and follow-up to Crone’s 2014 debut, ‘Gehenna’, an EP hailed as “morose, thick, melodic music for cloudy days”. Godspeed will be released on April 13 via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, DOOL).
Mani Miles ft Safaree “Real Life”
Mani Miles is lighting up the studios with hip-hop innovators Ron Browz and Poke & Tone of Track Masters Production with her latest release “Real Life” which features social media bad boy of the hour, Safaree.
Following a massive tour announcement at the top of 2018 and her first-ever visit to SXSW, Becca Mancari has just announced that she will support Julien Baker on a European tour this summer. Their tour will make stops in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan and many more. Find a full list of tour dates below.
During their first-ever trip to SXSW, Mancari and pedal steel player Blake Reams performed “Dirty Dishes” for NPR Music’s South X Lullaby sessions. NPR Music said, “‘Dirty Dishes’ is the introspective centerpiece of last year’s Good Woman, and in this South X Lullaby, Mancari removes the clicking pulse of the studio version to underline the song’s lonely atmospherics.”
O-SHiN shares captivating live video for ‘Aimless’
Rising alternative pop artist O-SHiN today shares a live video of new single ‘Aimless’ from a recent acclaimed live performance in Berlin. Utilising a veritable smorgasbord of interesting instrumentation – it’s a unique, and wildly impressive live performance video that perfectly captures O-SHiN’s organic, fascinating sound.
Make A Deposit in the Space Bank
Steaksauce Mustache takes pride in staying true to themselves in everything they do. The band puts their unique spin into their music and the video for their new single, “Space Bank,” is no exception.
From the first notes of the intro, listeners will be hooked as the upbeat instrumentals intertwine with Vocalist Taylor Bates infectious voice before breaking down into the heavy growls. “Space Bank” leaves fans on their toes as their chaotic hardcore takes many different twists and turns. The end result is a glimpse of what the future holds as the band may have more new music up their sleeves.