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JASON LYTLE (Grandaddy)- Collaborates with Kramies On Stunning Split Single ‘Over And Outsider’
‘Over and Outsider’ is the new three-part split single by Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Tyler Ramsey formerly of Band Of Horses, and Kramies. While winter approaches, the days grow shorter, and homes are dimly lit as dusk quietly creeps in, three unique songwriters come together to create a rare and special release of emotionally touching and bare singles.
Indie-rock band Kindsight announce debut album, Swedish Punk, via Rama Lama Records
Danish band Kindsight make music that draws from 80’s and 90’s alternative rock and combines it with the shimmering Scandinavian pop that the region has become so renowned for, resulting in a sound that is both fuzzy and melodic in equal measure. Releasing their first material in 2020, the up and coming four-piece have been quick on the rise, picking up steam with a series of new singles over the last 18 months. Now, they are announcing their debut album, Swedish Punk, will be released on March 25th, 2022 via Rama Lama Records.
ROXANNE DE BASTION- Embarks On Official ‘You & Me, We Are The Same’ Tour (February-March 2022)
British singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion embarks on her ‘You & Me, We Are The Same’ Tour in February-March, to celebrate the release last year of her critically acclaimed Bernard Butler produced album of the same name. The tour consists of seventeen headline dates, culminating in a recently added show at The Courtyard Theatre in Roxanne de Bastion’s hometown of London on 17th March.
PRISMA release ‘I Never Wanted To Meet You’ | Gothic Scandi-Pop
Acclaimed Danish duo PRISMA release new single ‘I Never Wanted To Meet You’ with Luna Sky Recordings today. The track is a motorik, gothic take on scandi-pop, and a paean to liberating yourself from negative people who drain your energy.
THE WATERS PROJECT, the bluesy rock project of DAVID LEE WATERS has revealed their video for the track “It’s What You Do To Me” via Doomed and Stoned.
The song “It’s What You Do To Me” explores the tension between what one may feel comfortable with when expressing ‘love’ for someone – and the secret passions that we might be afraid to admit to, accept or want to explore but are afraid to.
“Your kiss stings like a thousand words no one should hear” speaks to a struggle to hold onto our image of ourselves that we present in public, when its too late to contain our secret passions. The ‘fine line’ of intimacy has been crossed.
I wanted to present the contrasting worlds of the ballet dancer by day / exotic dancer by night leading her double life – the woman in the church, supposedly there to pray for heavenly salvation but her inner self is an exploding fantasy.
“You never know who you’ll meet behind closed doors.”
Kristine Leschper (FKA Mothers) shares new single “Picture Window” | New album out 4th March via ANTI- Records
The “Opening, Or Closing Of A Door” is a paean to the sensory world. It’s the first music Leschper has released under her given name, having retired the moniker Mothers after eight years of performing and releasing music under it. Though both projects are guided by Leschper’s idiosyncratic approach to songwriting, they couldn’t sound more different. While Mothers drew inspiration from the stark, skeletal sounds of post-punk and contemporary folk, Leschper’s new work is practically baroque, integrating an array of synthesizers, strings, woodwinds, and over a dozen percussive instruments.
KING HANNAH ANNOUNCE US TOUR + DROP VIDEO FOR FINAL SINGLE BEFORE DEBUT LP
Liverpool duo King Hannah has their debut LP I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me coming February 25 via City Slang, and today they’ve dropped the final single from it which was directed by Craig Whittle. “Big Big Baby” is a haunted mix of early PJ Harvey and vintage Mazzy Star. The 90’s-esque bass line came first, followed by the lines, “I can’t explain, you were a pain pain pain pain”, which Hannah sings with subtle yet undeniable confidence. Unsettling and wholly captivating and heavily influenced by noisy grunge bands from the 90’s, the aim was to make this track as raw and real as possible, reminiscent of the music King Hannah love the most. Rolling drums, one repetitive bass line and big, noisy guitars that drive harder and build tension, creating a growing sense of uneasiness as the song goes on, support the track’s revenge-full lyrics and simple, throaty vocal melody, that oozes 90’s female confidence and demure.
[PRESS] Divided Heaven Premiere “Monuments” Lyric Video
We’re in the home stretch leading up to the release of Divided Heaven’s upcoming album Oblivion. On February 4th, the PA by way of LA indie-rock outfit will release their fourth LP and debut on Pittsburgh’s own A-F Records, but we have one last track to tide you over until then. “Monuments” is one of two tracks produced by Tim van Doorn both of which show off the singer-songwriter side of Divided Heaven. “‘Monuments’ is about building a better future by focusing on the people and the good that they do.” – Jeff Berman. The message behind the song mirrors the music perfectly as it builds to a beautiful arc that hits you right in the chest. Hollywood Life is hosting the premiere of the lyric video for “Monuments” as well as an accompanying interview with Jeff Berman that you can check out today. “Monuments” will be available on digital platforms on Friday, January 21st. Oblivion will be released by A-F Records (US/CA) and Gunner Records (UK/EU) and both labels are offering exclusive vinyl variants that are available to preorder now.
DECASIA sign to HPS Records + new track unveiled!
Paris-based heavy psych trio DECASIA sign a worldwide deal with Heavy Psych Sounds, for the release of their debut album “An Endless Feast For Hyenas” on April 5th. Preorder the album and stream their new single “Hrosshveli’s Ode” via The Heavy Chronicles!
Ukrainian Metalcore Unit SPACE OF VARIATIONS Announces New Album “IMAGO”, Reveals First Single
Brooklyn trio Proper. have announced a new album today, titled The Great American Novel. Recorded and produced by Bartees Strange, it will be released on Father/Daughter and Big Scary Monsters on March 25, 2022. They’ve released a new single and video from the record for the track “Milk and Honey” today, which follows earlier album single “Red, White and Blue”. Pre-order for The Great American Novel is available here.
Will Joseph Cook Returns With New Single “4AM”
Of the new single, Cook adds: “Conceptually 4AM is this really overly poetic voicemail for someone you love. A rush of emotions you want to share but there’s no one up to hear them. I had initially written the verse as an acapella and then at home one night I built up the big instrumental chorus. It wasn’t until I was actually recording some new music in Mexico that the track fully came to life. I was literally wide awake at 4am sending voice notes and those feelings gave me the rest of the song. I recorded so many sounds of the city from my apartment window that night – they’re all buried under the instruments.”
IMPENDING DOOM: Veteran Deathcore Outfit Unleashes “Culture Of Death” Video; Hellbent EP Out Now On MNRK Heavy
Veteran California deathcore outfit IMPENDING DOOM today unleashes their new video for “Culture Of Death.” The ferocious hymn comes off the band’s Hellbent EP, released late last Fall via MNRK Heavy.
Comments vocalist Brook Reeves, “’Culture Of Death’ is a song about sacrificing your beliefs to become someone you’re not for people who don’t care only to feel numb in the end and the wanting to feel alive again.”
DARKHER reveal first single and details of new album
DARKHER are now premiering the track ‘Lowly Weep’ as the first single taken from the beloved Northern English doom act’s sophomore album “The Buried Storm”, which has been slated for release on April 15. The details of DARKHER’s second full-length can be viewed below.