New video: Vast Asteroid – Encrypted
Hailing from Los Angeles, Vast Asteroid is a supergroup of sorts, made up of The Warlocks former bassist Mimi Star, seminal Mancunian punk-rock band Slaughter And The Dogs drummer Mark Reback and singer and guitarist James Poulos.
Racked during a magical week at the legendary Rancho de la Luna studios in Joshua Tree, CA by producer/engineer Andy Freeman, their self-titled debut is able to instantly bring together the lovers of shoegaze, space rock, britpop and heavier stuff like stoner and desert rock.
MOBS return with new single – Some Kind of Wonderful
In 2018, 80’s retro is back in a big way. It’s the year the Michael Jordan inspired Air Jordan 10 shoe marks its return and Crocodile Dundee once again graced Australia’s tourism ads. It seems the world just can’t get away from 80’s nostalgia, which is fruitful for Melbourne four-piece, MOBS to pave their way for their single ‘Some Kind Of Wonderful’.
Lyrically, ‘Some Kind Of Wonderful’ is based on the 1987 John Hughes film of the same name. Where their October 2017 release ‘Say Anything’ was the band’s take on an 80’s power ballad, ‘Some kind of wonderful’ is an anthemic 80’s styled power pop tune.
ELEON ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN RELEASE OF DEBUT SINGLE IF IT AIN’T ME
American newcomer Eleon is thrilled to announce the Australian release of his debut single, If It Ain’t Me, following the global success of the modern electro-soul track, set for release in Australia on April 27.
If It Ain’t Me is a heady track, evocative of the cool pop sounds of ZAYN, but it also harks back to a classic soul feel as well – and that’s what makes Eleon so unique. Those sultry vocals dip effortlessly in and out of skillful falsetto amongst a clever arrangement of dazzling guitar riffs, a pulsing synth, fizzy hi-hats, heavy hitting kicks and current trap-influenced production. It’s subtle, but those melodic hooks are undeniable. This unique track was produced by Eleon’s collaborator, genius musical enigma Kubla Kahn (Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo, Akon, Frank Ocean) and it has amassed a remarkable critical response worldwide with support from the likes of DJ Booth, Revolt, Hilly Dilly, aipate.com, KRXM Killjoy Radio and more.
FIFTH DAWN’s New Single ‘Defying Symmetry’ is out now
“This song is quite interesting conceptually – I was having a lot of lucid dreams at a point in my life due to various stressors, and with that came an unsettling, warped reality that became my constant dream state. In other words, I would often dream about things or settings in real life that would appear completely backwards when I would dream, and it was just so bizarre. That’s where I intended the music video to capture a lot of that imagination and feeling trapped within a dream.” – Samantha Faul
Nouvel Extrait du “Live Au Centre de la Terre”
Le titre Blue Spaces a été composé pour la pièce de théâtre Barbe Bleue mise en scène par Célia Vallé en 2013-2014. Les paroles se sont directement inspirées du conte. L’idée étant de prendre une place de « conteur » avec une ambiance mystérieuse.
Au delà du récit du conte nous pouvons faire également un parallèle sur le thème du viol, voir du meurtre évoqué à travers les paroles et très présent au sein du conte Barbe Bleu.
Ricardo Bacelar’s Sebastiana – Celebrating the Music of Brazil
From the heart of Brazil comes a musical experience which is far more than a collection of songs. Sebastiana is Ricardo Bacelar’s third album and one which transcends musical styles and extends way beyond trends and fashions. Bringing the old world and the new from Latin America and taking in influences from around the world, it would be a disservice to call this just a jazz album or a world music release. Through a combination of improvisation, meticulous composition and intense studio work, Ricardo has created a timeless release which is evocative, inspiring and often deeply moving.
Syteria Premier ‘Revolution ‘ from Their Debut Album Rant 0 Bot on Blank TV
Syteria premiered their video for “Revolution” from their debut album Rant 0 Bot on Blank TV. The video was directed by Andrew Staley, while the concept and production was created by Syteria’s vocalist Julia Calvo. Also on board are Drop D Films and Restless Focus, to augment guitarist/composer Jackie Chambers composition.. Editing Guru Mike Brierley had the task of making it come together on the screen.
“The major corporation’s have had their say too long and the people are starting to fight back. Then from among the shadows, a hero is rising!” says Syteria.
Portuguese DJ KURA teams up with Dutch producer Jimmy Clash for their energetic single, ‘Young & Invincible’.
‘Young & Invincible’ boasts KURA’s high-octane signature style, alongside Jimmy Clash’s superb production efforts. The compelling club track follows KURA’s collaboration with Olly James titled, ‘Fuego’, which received strong support from the likes of W&W, Blasterjaxx, Ummet Ozcan and Revealed label boss, Hardwell.
LA rock siren Diamante releases new EP ‘Volume 1’ – out now
Following a series of well-received singles, 21-year-old LA-based rock singer Diamante has set a June 15th release date for her debut album Coming In Hot featuring the hit title-track, which recently crossed 1 million streams on YouTube.
Produced & mixed by Howard Benson [Chris Cornell, Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Halestorm], the upcoming collection brings to light a signature sound the artist has been developing meticulously since age 13. With sultry vocals, pop sensibility, and unabashed rock swagger, the multicultural solo artist draws from myriad influences and calls to mind legends from a spectrum of rock icons including Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Debbie Harry, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Bowie.
NYC indie-punks The Nectars announce debut album & UK shows
Conceived in the shadow of New York City in the dying embers of 2016, some 20 miles west of its lavish neon clutches, The Nectars rapidly climbed out of the tangled New Jersey suburbs to thrust themselves into the local alternative rock consciousness. Their punk-inflamed guitars, inventive harmonies, trashy beats, funkadelia and raw vocals lay a foundation that’s got NYC hipsters buzzing around their scorching live performance.
Harking back to the New York punk / pop scene of the late 70’s but filtered through the modern sensibility of tech-savvy millennial creatives, their first two singles – ‘Heaven’ and ‘I Want It’ – have been released to much acclaim in the USA, UK and mainland Europe.
Today, unassailable anthem purveyors Arkells unleash their brand new single, ‘People’s Champ’. On the heels of their meteoric hit single, “Knocking at the Door,” ‘People’s Champ’ is the first single to be announced off the upcoming fifth studio album from Arkells, set for release later this year.
Swimsuit Issue return this week with their new single “EP3” (Elevator Records) and west coast co-headlining tour dates. Premiering the track via BuzzBands, this release is the follow up to their debut single ‘Look Now’.
Today at Recommended Listen, Prism Tats shares the video for “Mamba,” the title track from the L.A.-based band’s latest album. Released by ANTI- last month, Mamba is the second full-length from singer/songwriter Garett van der Spek (the South Africa-bred artist behind Prism Tats).
Acclaimed Montreal-based singer-songwriter Charlotte Cardin has premiered “California,” a live-show staple that pairs Cardin’s hypnotic vocals with a bouncing summer-ready instrumental.
THE SHINS SHARE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “HEARTWORMS (FLIPPED)”
The Shins have released the official video for “Heartworms (Flipped)” – watch HERE. The visual is a clip from the band’s short film The Worm’s Heart, which was directed by Shins drummer Jon Sortland.
Shlomo Franklin Announces Debut Release “Don’t Love Anybody EP”
New York-based singer/songwriter Shlomo Franklin announced his debut release, Don’t Love Anybody EP. Out on May 18th, the five-song EP is a collection of raw folk songs inspired by 60s and 70s Woodstock icons and produced by Grammy Award winner C. Lanzbom (Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen). After years of living a double life, Don’t Love Anybody EP is a claim to self-identity for Shlomo Franklin where he finds a world all his own through the power of music. Friday afternoon, Culture Collide premiered the lead single and title track off of the EP “Don’t Love Anybody” here.
NORMANI SIGNS TO KEEP COOL/RCA RECORDS
Keep Cool/RCA Records is thrilled to announce the signing of singer-songwriter, Normani. Normani is the first artist to sign to Keep Cool/RCA Records, led by Tunji Balogun. Balogun will A&R Normani who is currently in the studio working on her debut album. Last month, the multiple award-winner who rose to prominence as part of the world-renowned all-female group, Fifth Harmony, released her duet with Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling artist Khalid entitled “Love Lies”. Sonically and stylistically the song speaks to the direction of Normani’s personal style of making music.
InVogue Records proudly welcomes Sweden-based band Smash Into Pieces. The band blends elements electro & rock to create a very melodic sound with singalong anthems.
Glassjaw video for “Shira”
Glassjaw recently released Material Control, their first LP in over 15 years. Today they’ve premiered a video for lead single “Shira,” also their first video in 15 years. The storyline of the video is threaded through actual live footage of the band’s Saint Vitus album release party late last year.
Charming Liars launch addictive single “Like A Drug” with gritty video
Los Angeles Alt Rockers Charming Liars have launched their addictive new single “Like A Drug” with an early add on Spotify’s New Noise playlist and a premiere of the video @ Alternative Press. The video is a gritty look at the harsh realities of drug addiction.
The band’s Karnig Manoukian says: “It’s not unusual for a song like this to write itself. A song that illuminates the painful sides of love that are easy to overlook, especially when something beautiful is looking you in the eyes. This song captures what it’s like to be on the dangerous side of the gun we call love. “Like A Drug” is about every failed escape that brings you that much closer to the thing you know you should be running from. I think most people can relate to the feelings of a toxic relationship in some way or another. That’s what makes the theme of this song so universal.
BLACK STONE CHERRY have unveiled their brand new video for Bad Habit, the second track taken from forthcoming sixth studio album, Family Tree. The clip sees the band transported back in time to 1988 and a local ‘Battle of the Bands’ contest.
OUT NOW: Diamond Thug’s Debut Album ‘APASTRON’
As a body of work, ‘Apastron’ represents a sonic coming of age for the band. With slow swelling synthesizers, psychedelic break downs and honeycomb vocals, the band pull you into their world and allow you to lose yourself in a 44 minute emotional adventure through the depths of the band’s understanding of the universe.
‘Apastron’ tells a story of celestial beings dancing amidst the stars, pulled together and pushed apart by forces beyond their control.
Earlier this week piano pop maestro Ryan Human premiered his new single on Impose who noted “Human crafts a life-affirming anthem for the self-conscious among us, (AKA everyone), with swelling keys and bass setting up his alt-pop vocals. Are we human, or are we awesome? The answer is, yes, according to this talented artist on the rise.”
Taste of the Nation Unveils Music Line Up for 2018 Events
No Kid Hungry and Core Partner Citi® are proud to announce the 2018 musical lineup for the annual Taste of the Nation series in five cities, which brings together acclaimed chefs, sommeliers and mixologists to support No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.
“Taste of the Nation events provide a unique opportunity for attendees to enjoy the best your city has to offer in food and drink. Thanks to our partnership with Citi, we look forward to bringing together culinary and musical artists for a can’t-miss event experience to benefit No Kid Hungry,” says Jill Davis, Share Our Strength’s Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Taste of the Nation.
Noisebody – “Leaving Theme” Official Video
Noah Barker says of the single, “The video was recorded in Louisville, KY on my phone amidst a road trip I had last summer while considering leaving New York City. I’m mostly breezing around Louisville trying to forget something I once had. Leaving Theme is about change, movement, evolution, coming, going, and of course love. It was inspired by a relationship I had in Louisville that started in Shawnee Park and without warning phased out. It’s also inspired by Toro Y Moi’s “L to Leave”.
Opening with the brooding and thought-provoking cosmic stabs of the aptly titled ‘Inception’, Woo York guide you through a fluid-like path across ‘Chasing the Dream’, offering fluttering synths on ‘Walk Along The Rainbow’ and a rattling percussive core to ‘There Is A Light.’ Their signature 303 magic hints at acid on ‘Through Peaks and Valleys’, and there is ice-cold ambience to finish in ‘Rise’ and an alternate mix of the title track.
Local heroes in their hometown of Kiev since 2009, Andrei and Denys have honed their trippy, melodic techno through a string of releases with the likes of Dystopian, Afterlife and Life And Death. They’ve performed numerous showcases around the world with a club and festival portfolio that resulted in their debut listing in Resident Advisor’s Top 40 Live acts for 2016. Enjoying a close relationship with Tale Of Us, Woo York have played numerous Afterlife events, appeared on both Afterlife compilations and also remixed Tale Of Us’ album, Endless.
British Death Metal Band Valafar Sign With Transcending Records
The British death metal band Valafar have inked a deal with Transcending Records and will soon release an 8 track album titled Wolfenkind. The album features artwork from Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design. Wolfenkind is the bands 2nd full-length album, the follow-up to the 2015 self-released Helheim.
Valafar will appear alongside Evile, Memoriam, & Xentrix as well as label mates Monolith Cult and Godthrymm and this years Manor Fest in Keighley Victoria Hall on May 12th. More info on Manor Fest.