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Amen Sioux shares new video for “Real”
‘Real’ is a dispatch from a relationship in purgatory: “It’s just a dream, I’m drowning in my sins, I messed it up again you know” he sings in a voice that could boil water. As the fried guitars push and pull during the chorus, Amen Sioux’s anguish rushes to the foreground: “I’m willing to suspend my disbelief because I’m desperate, I’m pleading innocent girl” he wails before evoking raw and frenzied emotions with a squalling guitar solo. Amen Sioux proves that sifting through the detritus of love can be an electrifying experience.
Fresh From The Press: Platinum Certified Duo Firewoodisland Share ‘Snow (Dripping Woollen Jumpers)’
Bristol-based indie-pop duo Firewoodisland released their latest single, ‘Snow (Dripping Woollen Jumpers)’ on the 29th of October via Warner Music UK. The end of 2020 saw Firewoodisland release a delicate cover of Alphaville’s ‘Forever Young’ which was featured in an Airbnb advert in both the US and Canada. The duo have also had their music featured on shows such as Netflix’s Shadowhunters and Global TV’s NURSES to name a few.
Today, LA-based singer-songwriter Tempest has independently released her latest project, Lemon Pepper. The release features three singles revolving around the concept of a “3 piece special”, through the lens of a beautifully chaotic lover’s quarrel set in the parking lot of a Wing Stop as revealed by the visualizer.
“Rinne” Opening Theme Song for Anime “Mav-Luv Alternative” by Virtual Artist Group V.W.P
V.W.P, KAMITSUBAKI STUDIO’s virtual group consisting of members KAF, RIM, HARUSARUHI, ISEKAIJOUCHO and KOKO, is releasing “Rinne” (Reincarnation), their second digital single and opening theme song of anime “Mav-Luv Alternative”, available worldwide midnight November 3rd (Japan Time) on various streaming platforms.
WHY DON’T WE GIVE “LOVE BACK”
The visual, directed by Dillon Dowdell & making its broadcast premiere today via MTV, follows the quintet as they surprise some of their biggest supporters (filmed in real time on multiple iPhone 13 phones) with tickets to their sold-out show at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater. The show, captured on multiple HD RED cameras, marked an exciting return to live music for the band and their first in-person performance since 2019.
THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV release fuzzy ‘What I’ve Been Through’
Leeds five-piece The Golden Age of TV make a destructive, triumphant return with new single ‘What I’ve Been Through’ today. It’s a further illustration of the spiky art-rock sound the band have hewn from traditions set by The Strokes, Bombay Bicycle Club or Wolf Alice, and honed with their own playful musical outlook.
LORD OF THE LOST Releases TRVE WESTERN VERSION of “Viva Vendetta”
Shortly after the release of their most successful album to date, JUDAS (#2 in the German album charts), LORD OF THE LOST deliver their next highlight with the BluRay/DVD/CD release of their almost two-hour Sinister Summer livestreaming concert under the name The Sacrament of Judas on December 10, 2021. Now, the Hamburg based band has yet another highlight to offer – the TRVE WESTERN VERSION of “Viva Vendetta”.
Have you seen HAWXX’s powerful new video for ‘Death of Silence’?
Inspired by the #MeToo movement, ‘Death of Silence’ is a song of solidarity and empowerment. Accompanied by volatile guitars, thunderous drums and a truly passionate vocal performance, the song is an impactful and inspiring call to action for anyone being silenced to be as loud as is humanly possible. The message behind the song attracted an almost entirely female identifying crew to work on the video, and the process proved to be a meaningful and special experience for everyone involved. The new track follows their successful 2020 EP Deadlands, earning support from Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Powerplay and Rock Sound, as well as helping them win the 2020 PRS Women Make Music Award.
Jennie Harluk Shares Synesthesia-Inspired Video “The Fool” – OUT TODAY
Calgary native Jennie Harluk unveils her new music video for her latest single “The Fool”, out today. “The Fool” is a quirky contradiction on its own – melodically, it is characterized by cheery shreds of silvery guitar chords that rollick with playfulness as Harluk’s croons stretch over the bouncy production, yielding a waltzy ambience. But once her listeners dissect the lyrics, they can’t help but notice the swelling heartbreak that captures the unglamorous aftermath of a breakup. Swinging between moments of serene introspection and cathartic outbursts, “The Fool ” unleashes any residual anger and sadness through an empowering, cheery groove that beckons its listeners to let go.
paranoia party sealed Frances Forever’s fate as a breakout act, showing off their mastery of vintage texture, aptitude for crafting lyrics that nimbly navigate emotional extremes, and timeless songwriting in equal measure. Led by the viral sensation “space girl” (whose Tik Tok ubiquity led it to land on 57 Viral Spotify Charts worldwide with more than 80 million streams), paranoia party staked their claim more definitively than ever, its myriad moods sending listeners reeling into romance or off floating in existential space.
Unlike traditional slow, sad breakup songs, “Get Deeper” carries an uplifting rhythm and flow. Instead of dwelling on the hardships of his break-up, Buster Baer uses an optimistic melody accompanied by a funky bass to focus on what his relationship would look like if the couple took a necessary break to better themselves. “I wrote ‘Get Deeper’ after breaking up with a girl who was in a negative mental health space,” Baer shares. “It sort of graduated to being about a celebration of spirituality in general, which makes me laugh because spirituality is usually so calm and centered. I thought it’d be fun to get a little excited about getting mellow, to get fired up to calm down, to get hot and bothered about cooling off and taking it easy.” The eloquent lyrics reveal the saddening truth Baer faces when he realizes that to move forward, he must take a break. “I think I love you enough to leave you for your own sake” is a bittersweet line in the song that perfectly summarizes the essence of this story. “Get Deeper” resembles indie-soul with a touch of funk, taking inspiration from early-Beatles and Bootsy Collins to modern-day influences like Chiefly, Tame Impala, and Mac Demarco. Baer’s musical style can be described as retro-indie with a lot of early 60’s soul influence. His music has been compared to The Doors, Roy Orbison, and the Mile High Club, to name a few.
Converge Unveil New Single “Coil”
A true team effort, Jacob Bannon comments, “’Coil’ turned out to be one of my favorite songs I’ve ever been a part of. There is an infectious slow build that ends up becoming theatrical in tone. Lyrically it was a true collaboration, with all of us expanding on each other’s ideas as they came to be. I believe Chelsea’s vocal was the starting point in that for this one. Kurt really pushed vocal harmonies to a new level as well. Encouraging many of Steve’s ideas while we were in the studio tracking together. This one really has every one of us firing on all cylinders creatively.”
CONSTANT SMILES shares new single “The Things I Miss” with beautiful video // ‘Paragons’ out Nov 12 on Sacred Bones // November Tour Dates
Today Constant Smiles , a collective led by Ben Jones, shares the reflective, remorseful, hummable-yet-deceptively-intricate acoustic guitar, piano, and cello-laden new single ” The Things I Miss ” from the forthcoming full-length release Paragons , their Sacred Bones Records debut, due out on November 12, 2021 .
JENNY LEWIS: “PUPPY AND A TRUCK” BRAND NEW SONG AVAILABLE NOW
As if supporting Harry Styles every night of his Love on Tour, and releasing four collaborative tracks with Serengeti over the last year wasn’t enough, Jenny Lewis has found yet another way to help us shake off our collective 2021 blues: The brand new “Puppy and a Truck,” out today and available via Loves Way.
PINK SWEAT$ UNVEILS “NOTHING FEELS BETTER” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
“Nothing Feels Better” was greeted by immediate applause from such outlets as REVOLT, SoulBounce, RapRadar, OutNow, and PASTE, which wrote, “With a crisp, almost acoustic sound, Sweat$ sweetly sings an ode to his lover with atmospheric ‘ooh’s and ‘ahh’s to set the mood.” UPROXX agreed, writing, “The singer’s near-acoustic sound serves as the landscape for a romantic message to a partner he’s head over heels for as their love helped him ‘realize I’m right where I should be.'”
LOU RIDLEY UNLEASHES “HELLFIRE”; NEW EP ANGEL/OUTLAW OUT DEC. 2ND
Rising Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lou Ridley offers a peek into her upcoming EP with a powerful intro and visual for “Hellfire.” An ode to her grandfather’s favorite curse word, “Hellfire” narrates how quickly the blurred lines between love and hate in an unhealthy relationship can be crossed; and the strength it takes to reclaim your power. Reminiscing, Lou states “I remember one night watching my ex sleep and thinking to myself: if he continues to treat me this poorly one of us is going to end up dead. I can’t let that person be me.” The Director and Cinematographer Bethany Reed captures a seemingly dazed Lou riding a mechanical bull and swaying alone on a red-lighted dancefloor in an empty Cotton Eyed Joes club. The intro is the first release from her forthcoming 6-track EP, Angel/Outlaw coming December 2nd which also wields a ChopNotSlop remix of the track by DJ Candlestick.
Ought Announce Break Up
You can read their full statement here:
“We are no longer active as a band. When we started Ought in 2012 we had no greater aspirations than to play and write music together, and the fact that we were able to tour the world to such an extent and share so many rooms with so many of you has meant the world to us. We send lots of gratitude and love to all those we met and worked with along the way.
Going forward, you can check out Cola, a new project featuring Tim D. and Ben. We’ll keep this channel active to share any relevant news from members of the band.
REDEMPTOR: Polish Death Metal Band WIth Current/Ex-Members Of Decapitated, Vader, Hate, Banisher, And More To Release Agonia Through Selfmadegod Records; “Potion Of The Skies” Video Playing
Selfmadegod Records presents Agonia, the destructive new album from Krakow, Poland-based death metal outfit REDEMPTOR – uniting current and former members of Decapitated, Vader, Hate, Sceptic, Sothoth, Banisher, Deivos, and more – now confirmed for early December release. The album’s cover art, track listing, preorders, and more have been issued, including a video for the lead single, “Potion Of The Skies.”
EMERGING SYDNEY BASED R&B PRODIGY BOY SODA WELCOMES YOU TO THE GLOW UP WITH HIS BRAND NEW TRACK AND VIDEO – OUT NOW!
BOY SODA’s made a name for himself both locally and overseas becoming a key player in the exciting moment within the new movement of burgeoning Australian-bred hip hop and R&B scene. Boy Soda was recently picked by Converse to travel to the United States, where he opened for Dominic Fike at the Converse x Camp Flog Gnaw brand event in Los Angeles. Returning to Australia, the young songwriter, producer and vocalist was armed with more ambition and fire driving his creativity.
Melodic Deep House Duo Jaffna Announces Debut Album ‘Odyssey’
Currently based in Paris, Jaffna is comprised of Bravin a classically trained pianist who came from Sri Lanka and lived in Germany and London before moving to Paris, as well Stan, a French chef, who is born and bred in Paris. The two began working together in 2014 however, they only released their first EP, Retrograde four years later, in 2018. Jaffna is inspired by the melting pot of the London electronic scene and travel in general as well as the irresistible works of Bicep. In turn, their own sound will relate to fans who enjoy the works of Tycho, Floating Points, Rone and French 79.
French progressive rock project Celestial Burst unveiled new official music video “Obedience”
For the reminder, Celestial Burst – launched by Alexis Lustenberger in 2012 as a solo studio project before he was joined by Singer/Actress Kenza Laala to work on the lyrics and contribute to the vocals – released its acclaimed first EP called ‘The Maze’ on Fall 2020.
New Video for Mike Adams at His Honest Weight’s “I Don’t Want to Believe in Anything (2021)”
Today Mike Adams At His Honest Weight shares the lyric video for a recently remixed version of “I Don’t Want To Believe In Anything (2021)”, from the band’s debut LP Oscillate Wisely. The album celebrates it’s 10th year with a special reissue edition out
November 19, 2021.
Pagan Metal Legends BORNHOLM Present Third Single “Black Shining Cloaks” + Video, from New Album “Apotheosis”
Gearing up to release their fifth studio album, Apotheosis, this Friday, November 5, Hungarian black/pagan metal outfit BORNHOLM showcase a powerful asset in the void between pagan and black metal with new single “Black Shining Cloaks”, featuring a virtuosic solo from King Diamond/Mercyful Fate guitarist Mike Wead. Dark, almost doomy influences merge with background vocals in their trademark vocal spectrum of somber growls and ear-splitting screams and heavy, irascible guitar lines.
WSTR Release First Single on LIFE OR DEATH RECORDS
Combining powerful and energetic pop punk vocals and melodies, JOBBO is a song that pop punk fans won’t be able to miss. It’s loud, upbeat, and fun, combining everything that WSTR fans know and love about them. Die hard WSTR fans might say that JOBBO brings back a loved and missed sound by the band. JOBBO projects the dull emotions that come with working a 9-5 job, an idea that most, if not all, can relate to.