Dead Ceremony digitise despondence on aurally organic ‘All This Noise’
Dead Ceremony is a four-piece from Tunbridge Wells Kent, made up of Christopher Stewart, David Trevillion, Neil Allen and Harry Pearce. Originally the solo-project of lead-singer and songwriter, Christopher, Dead Ceremony became an outfit and have cut their teeth releasing a steady run of acclaimed singles. They have honed their live show, including performing a sold-out debut London gig at St Pancras Old Church, playing to a full tent at the BBC Introducing stage of T in the Park, and supporting the likes of Wolf Alice and Sam Sure. A carefully delivered mixture of the digital and the organic make Dead Ceremony a special act to watch live, with a dynamic arrangement of beat driven dance tunes and fragile ballads.
‘Insomnia’ is a vital and heady show of solidarity with victims of sleeplessness. Like the beginnings of sleep-deprived psychosis, a menacing and glitchy laugh taunts the listener before the new-age trip hop beat drops. It’s an ambient and cinematic lullaby to all the insomniacs whose dusk introspections have taken a psychic turn for the worst. Carefully interwoven acoustic and electronic elements make this a resplendent show of futurism as Ishani’s searing vocals call to mind the effortless melodics of Grimes. Infectiously hard to pin down, ‘Insomnia’ moves through electro pop motifs and huge walls of rock and roll guitar as it builds to its mesmerising climax. As the tumbledown guitar lines collapse away the song loops back to its beginning and Ishani coos the repeated mantra “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” a sinister reminder of the self-circumscribed hell of the sufferer. Ishani is a thrilling new voice for a generation unafraid to be open about its problems. With her canny ear for a catchy tune she’ll be soundtracking many of our long nights yet.
New > Supreems > ‘Close Your Eyes (And Feel)’ EP
Rising Belgian talent Supreems returns to Lobster Theremin, following up 2016’s breakout ‘Us Together’ 12″ and his recent superb Hammer remix with a four track journey to the outer rim through ethereal breaks, undulating deep house and luscious electro.
Hudson Taylor, the Irish Americana Pop band comprised of brothers Alfie and Harry Hudson Taylor, have released the new live video, ” Old Soul,” via a premiere on Billboard. Filmed at the band’s homecoming show at Dublin’s legendary Olympia Theatre, the song features guest vocals from Gabrielle Aplin.
Hudson Taylor’s latest EP, Feel It Again, charted in the Top 5 on the Irish album chart, with several songs seeing well over one million plays each on Spotify. It was released on March 23rd by Rubyworks, home of Hozier and Rodrigo y Gabriella, among others.
GRANT Debuts Official Video For “Catcher In The Rye”
Today, Swedish artist GRANT debuted the official video for her current single “Catcher In The Rye.” Directed by Swedish visual artist and illustrator Michelle Eismann, the video focuses solely on rising star GRANT, who dances her way through the Venus In Love inspired visual. Watch the brand new video for “Catcher In The Rye” HERE.
DIRTY MACHINE Releases Official Music Video For “Further From You”
Los Angeles based Nu-Metal band Dirty Machine has released the official music video for their single, “Further From You.” Directed and edited by Ron Underwood from 9Electric, “Further From You” was produced by Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Static-X, Pantera, White Zombie, Breaking Benjamin, Limp Bizkit) and was mastered by Gentry Studer (Incubus, Deftones, 36 Crazyfist, American Head Charge, Otep).
Shy Layers shares “No Road” single + visual
Today Atlanta-based Shy Layers’ shares a new single “No Road”, along with a self-directed video by project front-man JD Walsh. It follows the blissful lead single “Gateway”. Both tracks are taken from his forthcoming sophomore album, Midnight Marker. Out May 25 on vinyl, CD, and digital platforms via Beats In Space.
LYKKE LI RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “hard rain”
Los Angeles based, Swedish vocalist, producer, and songwriter Lykke Li released a seductive video over this past weekend via her story on Instagram for her single “deep end” shot entirely on an iPhone. Today, she releases part two of that love story with the cinematic video for album track “hard rain” directed by Anton Tammi.
Revolver Magazine is now streaming Beacon Of Faith, the new album from Vancouver’s BAPTISTS, as the album surges towards its official release this Friday through Southern Lord.
BAZZI PREMIERES “BEAUTIFUL” MUSIC VIDEO
Acclaimed singer-songwriter-producer Bazzi continues to take 2018 by storm, premiering the video for “Beautiful” – a visually stunning angelic love story. The track, an early fan-favorite, is also being featured now as a global Snapchat Lens and charting #15 on Shazam’s Global Top 100. The video release follows the announce of Bazzi’s completely sold out headline tour kicking off July 8th in Seattle, WA. “The Cosmic Tour” arrives on the heels of his performances as special guest on Camila Cabello’s sold out “Never Be The Same” North American tour and the release of his debut album COSMIC, which saw a Top 15 debut on the Billboard 200 and boasts over 525 million streams worldwide to date.
Seven-time Grammy Award winning blues icon Buddy Guy reveals his version of “Nine Below Zero,” the Sonny Boy Williamson penned-classic and the first song released from this forthcoming album THE BLUES IS ALIVE AND WELL, set for release June 15 on Silvertone/RCA Records. The track “Nine Below Zero” premiered on B.B. King’s Bluesville channel on SiriusXM.
Samson’s “King Kong” was inspired by the final words of the classic 1933 version of the film King Kong (“It wasn’t the airplanes, it was beauty that killed the beast”), whose moral proclaims that in the end, our weapons and technology cannot not slay our demons, only beauty and love can. The song is about transformation, and the inherent danger in the will to love – in every act of creation there is also an element of destruction lurking like the undertow. But the opposite is true too. Samson is a Brooklyn-based musician and singer-songwriter (née Sam Geller) whose debut album Come Back Shane (Spotify) came out in 2015. He’s currently working towards the release of a new solo album later this year. He also continues to collaborate and play with Wet, Aerial East, Dirty Fences and more.