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Drifting In Silence Announces New Album Away On Labile Records October 25 2019

Away is the new album released by ambient veteran Drifting In Silence. The project’s signature pure tones and bold minimalism return with a shroud of mystery. Just when the environment seems familiar, the entire terrain shifts, revealing what has been hiding in plain sight. The album glows with maturity and gentle attention to sound design.

Away moves slowly but methodically, the smooth swells gradually climaxing in a sublime cascade of sine waves and delicate piano work. Each track is a meditation anchored by deliberate details; enormous, lush textures are balanced with bright electronica (“Breathe”) or soft, thrumming percussion (“Obscure”, “Darkwithin”). Away revels in its use of space and the massive territory allows for Drifting In Silence to photograph with a wide lens, stretching from melancholy to exaltation in its exploration of absence and the transformational effects of time.


Tour dates:
Friday 24 January – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle (18+)
Saturday 25 January – The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney (18+)
Sunday 26 January – The Metro Lair, Sydney (Lic/AA)
Monday 27 January – Crowbar, Brisbane (18+)
Wednesday 29 January – Lucy’s Love Shack, Perth (18+) *
Friday 31 January – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide (18+)
Saturday 1 February – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne (AA)
Sunday 2 February – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne (18+)

Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Set For December 5

19 of the original singers on Avicii’s biggest tracks, including Aloe Blacc, Adam Lambert, Alex Ebert, Rita Ora and Joe Janiak (see full list below) , will come together with a 30 pc band to perform a two hour headline set of his original music on December 5 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm for the Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Awareness, the Avicii team announced today. The event will open with headline DJ sets from David Guetta, Kygo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Laidback Luke and Nicky Romero, all close friends of Tim Bergling.

SHADES OF SORROW Make Sense Of The ‘Paradox’

Paradox, the latest full-length release from Eastern Canada’s Shades of Sorrow, is a dynamic, eclectic offering with elements of prog, punk, old-school metal and even a modernized power ballad. Lyrically, it tells a story of destruction, reconstruction and the general musings of a walking contradiction. The writing has been a true collaborative process and it shows in the flow and cohesion of the self-produced album. Taking three years to complete, Paradox is now ready to be unleashed upon the unsuspecting masses.

Left-field pop group ‘5K HD’ share video for new single ‘Crazy Talk’

Austrian experimental-pop group 5K HD share video for new single Crazy Talk, out August 21st. Crazy Talk is the latest single to be taken from new LP High Performer which is out on September 6th.

“As is the case with our new album, ‘Crazy Talk’ is a criticism of the fast-paced, capitalist world we live in. That’s where the ‘High Performer’ comes into play again. As if the performer is subject to a force of nature, captured in a daily grind, he continuously pushes himself to unachievable goals and is never satisfied by the results.”

October Drift share ‘Losing My Touch’ acoustic video

October Drift have shared the haunting acoustic version of their latest single, ‘Losing My Touch’, as well as announcing a further five dates for their upcoming UK headline tour in September and October.

BALU Releases ‘Flash Fury’ Single

The tension between attraction and repulsion has given rise to BALU’s FLASH FURY, an electro-rock expression of emotional freedom and self-discovery.

With voltaic pulses FLASH FURY draws draws energy from the experience of emotional abuse survival. The palpable sadness, confusion and submission found in the guttural moans, followed by anger and the lashing rage unleashed through plasmic guitar riffs, BALU makes sense of his situation: fight or flight? Succumb or grow stronger?

Nashville’s BRANDON GIBBS releases his new single ‘Rain Whiskey’, out now on Golden Robot Records

Brandon helped form the band Cheap Thrill which featured two of the members of the multi-platinum band Cinderella. They toured nationally and internationally for two years.

He continued writing during his downtime, and his song, ‘This Town’, was picked up by the John Force Racing Team and was eventually used for ESPN’s NHRA division for three consecutive seasons.

Inherit The Stars announce the arrival of their long awaited and self-produced 2nd album release titled ‘Two One Three’

Frontman Daniel Jeffery states ‘I feel like this is the album we always wanted to make but didn’t for one reason or another. Its been the most fun we’ve ever had writing and recording. We’re literally just letting the music do the talking and we’re along for the ride. Its a kind of no holds barred record. I’m pretty sure our fans are gonna love it too.’

Breaking out onto the British metal scene in late 2012 with the sole intention to develop a sound that’s completely their own – Sheffield (UK) born and bred outfit Inherit The Stars are an explosion of sound that flirts with the margins of many genres. The band quickly became recognised for their powerful metal-edged guitar riffs, adrenaline-filled synth lines and vocal attacks that explode in your eardrums before dragging listeners into huge melodic choruses.

One True Pairing aka Tom Fleming Unveils New Single “Dawn At The Factory” | Debut Self-Titled Album Out Sept 20th

Talking about the song, Tom says: “2019’s satanic mills – zero hours, suicide nets, universal credit, cheap labor. The blue-white glow of the factories out on the gyratory and the plastic clad office blocks of the town center. I wanted to strip the romance back and look at what makes this country run, what makes it tick. The factories are hungry and it’s you they want. I wanted it to sound like the open road but there’s just too much barbed wire around it. The same every night. You do what you have to do. Knackered synths and a Floyd rose. Hope you enjoy it, OTP 2019 x”

Austin, TX’s Cortége Brings Post-Western Doom/Drone on Debut Album ‘Capricorn’

Post-Western Doom/Drone Duo Cortége will release debut album Capricorn on September 27 on CD and vinyl LP. Members Mike Swarbick and Adrian Voorhies (ex-Canyon of the Skull, ex-Humut Tabal) create a listening experience that is at once heavy, experimental, and utterly cinematic, a primary feature thereof the captivate tones of tubular bells, as well as Roland string synthesizer, Moog Taurus synthesizer, and waterphone.


In support of their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, acclaimed pop duo Electric Guest has announced the KIN WORLD TOUR, a massive global headline run, with special guests Wafia, Petrie, Joanna and Soleima. The magnetic pair will bring their impressive, high-energy live show to cities throughout North America and Europe, starting at The Showbox in Seattle, WA on October 28th and continuing through to a finale show at The Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ on February 24th.