Singles Spin #4

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Sum 41 have dropped an anthemic new single and music video today with the release of A Death In The Family. Front man Deryck Whibley delivers a warning that all bad things must come to an end.

Through a balance of in your face riffs and a soaring chorus, lyrics like “Your lies will tear you apart…Your fate is left to a different generation. You know they won’t be kind” echo throughout the track.

Bastille have shared two new videos from their highly-anticipated third studio album Doom Days, out this Friday.

The video for current euphoric single Joy is an hilarious look at life, while Those Nights, a brilliant, living tapestry one-take video directed by Crooked Cynics, sees frontman Dan Smith deliver a captivating performance from an old sofa sitting atop a pile of unconscious people in an infinite black space.

With the band at their most lyrically provocative, most accomplished, and most vital, Doom Days taps into globally held anxieties, while also working on a much more intimate level. It celebrates real human connections and urges us to keep searching for moments of elation. It also finds Bastille evolving sonically once again and continuing to push things forward, pulling instrumentation from their much-acclaimed Re-Orchestrated tour and mixing genres like gospel, house music and R&B.

Alternative rock band Rival Fire has announced details of their new single, Lost. Rival Fire may sound menacing…but at their core, there is a deep, emotional connection to the human spirit. Fronted by vocalist/songwriter Rob Farnham, Rival Fire is a collective of passionate musicians with a dark alt-rock heart, filled with soaring melody. The new single Lost marks an exciting new beginning for the band that has toured with the likes of Dead Letter Circus, Birds Of Tokyo and The Butterfly Effect. Lost is the first taste of what will be a new album from Rival Fire later in 2019.

“Lost is about finding your way through loss and regret,” says Rob Farnham. “It’s not written as a relationship song, as we didn’t want it to be too abstract. We use ‘loss’ as an entity that you have a relationship with. Forgiving yourself and dealing with the feeling associated.”

As she currently plays the UK’s biggest stadiums with the Spice Girls, Jess Glynne today shares the video for her current sun-soaked piano-house anthem One Touch with Jax Jones. The accompanying video tells a moving story that touches on themes of family and connection.

“We are delighted that Jess has chosen to shine a spotlight on a subject as important as fostering. With 65,000 children living with foster families every day in the UK, we need society as a whole to understand what a difference fostering can make in their lives, and this is a great platform for introducing the idea of fostering to a new audience. While for some children, living in a children’s home will be the most suitable long-term option for them, we know that living with a foster family will be best for the majority of children in care. That is why we need 8.600 more foster families this year alone, and it’s fantastic that this video shows that young, single people can foster too.”

Los Angeles duo Surf Curse — comprised of Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck — announce their new album Heaven Surrounds You will be released on September 13 via Danger Collective Records. The albums addictive, glossy first song, Disco is out now, accompanied by a stunning video, directed by Nick.

Produced by Jarvis Taveniere (Sunflower Bean, Woods), Heaven Surrounds You is a coming of age epic, inspired by the many cult films the band cherished throughout their formative years spent in Reno, Las Vegas, and finally LA. The album — an indie pop gem full of spangled guitars and echo chamber harmonies — is lush and vulnerable, a massive step forward for the band, who have become one of Los Angeles’s most exciting new artists, already amassing over 30 million streams worldwide.

Melbourne’s very own breed of off-kilter, avant-psych weirdos, Tropical Fu*k Storm, have today offered up the opening track to their second studio album Braindrops, out August 23 via Flightless Records.

Kicking off the nine-track compilation, Paradise is a pissy little jingle about transcendental nihilism and the cosmic metempsychosis of the indentured serfs of the hospitality industry.

Currently in the midst of playing full houses on his national single tour, Seth Sentry today releases the official video for Wrong One.

The concept was developed by Seth and long-time visual collaborator Grey Ghost. The pair engaged Director Marcus Coblyn and the team at Made In Katana to bring their vision to life. Filmed last month on a barren isolated country road in NSW as well as a Sydney city bar, the video takes inspiration from the Wrong One’s illustration which Seth wanted to bring to life.

Seth says about the new video
“The thing to me about film clips is that often everybody has their own little movie in their heads playing when they listen to a song. Their own private screening. I thought for the it might be cool that instead of showing the action sequence we just show the before and after & leave the rest up to your imagination. The Made in Katana crew did such a great job recreating the song artwork for the bar scene & they managed to scout out the perfect country road to shoot on. Thanks to the fans that came down short notice to play extras as well. Also my friend Solo (Horrorshow).”

International superstar Maxi Priest has released his first single from his new album coming in August 2019. I’m Alright (feat. Shaggy) is the first single released off the forthcoming album It All Comes Back To Love. Produced entirely by Shaggy, It All Comes Back To Love is set to release on August 23rd via S-Curve Records/BMG.

With excitement towards the single, Maxi says, “My new single ‘I’m Alright’, featuring my good friend Shaggy, is a thought that comes through experience that I’m sure many of us can relate to – of human emotions of envy and jealousy.” He continued, “‘I’m Alright’ is a beacon of light, a positive upliftment with music as the vehicle of change and transcendence, turning a negative into a positive, a bad into a good… ‘Music makes you feel like dancing with so many emotions we sing…/ Set me free to the music, to the music… My heart it beats, to the music’”

Stand Atlantic have today released a collaboration with fellow Australian songwriter, Alex Lahey, in celebration of pride month. Proceeds from the track will benefit The It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit organisation with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect members of the LGBTQ community.

“I’m so excited to be involved in this release with Stand Atlantic to celebrate Pride Month and support ItGetsBetter”, states Lahey. “As a member of both the music and queer community, I know how important it is to support one another in order to make a greater difference. There is no better time than now to be your true self, exercise compassion, and stand up for what is right.”

“Skinny Dipping is about the push and pull of accepting yourself for who you are vs. how you want others to see you and catering to what you think they expect or want,” explains Bonnie Fraser of Stand Atlantic. In this case, I was dealing with my sexuality. Having Lahey on this track was exciting for us – I feel like we are from different music worlds and breaking those boundaries and expectations is important, and essentially what this track encompasses as a whole!”

Fergus James unveils captivating new single Back To Life, another sharp, heartfelt anthem that’s guaranteed to have you singing along after just one listen.

A song coursing with pure energy, Back To Life is enriching and honest, marking Fergus as an artist beyond his years with audacious yet reflective lyricism.

“‘Back To Life’ is a sonic homage to a select ensemble of my musical idols, taking a snapshot of life’s fears and low points, and offering up the affirming sentiment that once we are truly gone, we cannot return, so why settle for life’s lesser pleasures?” – Fergus James

Following the release of a slew of critically-acclaimed singles last year, leading to her debut EP Fragile But Strong As Hell this January, Ea Kaya (the moniker of Danish singer Christine Kiberg) now unleashes her first offering of the year with the killer Cruel To Be Kind.

The new release comes through with a floaty, gorgeous pop instrumental juxtaposed with the hyper-frank lyricism that Ea has become known for. Speaking on the track, she states: “The track was written for someone very close to me. They were drowning in frustration, feeling like nothing was going right at the time and so desperately tried to find a way to forget his reality. It was awful to watch, because he’s a gifted person who didn’t cultivate any of his abilities but also because his unhappiness lead to anger that affected his family. His self-pity blinded him to the fact that he was the only one who could actively change his situation and mindset.

I Don’t Want To Be Alone, the first new music from Green Buzzard in almost two years, is well worth the wait.

Produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Weezer) at his rambling LA studio, the single marks a new chapter for the Sydney based project of singer and guitarist Paddy Harrowsmith. Dialling back the distortion in favour of a new found clarity and directness, the song allows Harrowsmith’s knack for writing an earworm to shine.

“Throughout the recording process we listened and drew inspiration from The La’s to Lana Del Rey to The Church to A$AP Rocky,” Harrowsmith says. “A similarity between all of these artists was a sense of space in the music, a “less is more” approach which myself and Dave tried to emulate as best we could by not over doing anything.”

After finishing up their national tour supporting The Chats, Crocodylus are here to haunt in their latest video for energetic single Ghosts which was premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed.

Filmed outside Forster the clip finds drummer Mikel tending to his farm before discovering the haunting figures of bassist Steve and vocalist Josh who make it their quest to taunt him into insanity.

Grungy as hell, Ghosts is everything fans have come to love about the well-toured trio – fuzzy guitars, manic vocals, searing riffs, stomping rhythms and time changes. One hundred percent energy, it sits neatly in their sweaty live show.

Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors, Spoon, unleash the band’s first new song since 2017’s acclaimed Hot Thoughts. No Bullets Spent showcases Spoon in full creative forward momentum, with its staccato rhythms and spooky film-noir guitar. The inimitable vocals of magnetic frontman Britt Daniel kicking off at the first note, Spoon’s signature is stamped on the track immediately while another level is achieved in Daniels’ seemingly infinite hot streak as a songwriter. Blending with the sonic wizardry of Spoon co-founder and percussion luminary Jim Eno, the song is propelled from the doors of his own Public Hi Fi studio in Austin, TX. Alex Fischel (keyboard) and Gerardo Larios (guitar) add their own dimension to the band whose recent recording sessions point to, perhaps, a forthcoming new album.

No Bullets Spent joins classics from the Spoon catalog on Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon compilation coming out Friday 26 July on Matador Records / Remote Control Records.

Enigmatic musician Love Deluxe has released a mouth-watering new single Campari & Coke. It follows his recent ode to David Icke, Dance of the Lizard People, and comes alongside the news that his forthcoming EP Fata Morgana will be released on Friday 2 August via Soothsayer.

Sitting comfortably at a toasty 133BPM, Campari & Coke opens up a world of refreshingly new sounds for Love Deluxe. Bongos, live jazz-infused drums and guitars blend with otherworldly synthesizers, building and soaring until the track reaches a key moment; the delectable saxophone solo by Love Deluxe himself, recorded with a Tascam in the famous Citadel of Calvi, Haute-Corse in the French region of Corsica.

“Since starting this project, I’ve always wanted to dedicate a song to my favourite drink, and when writing ‘Campari’ in the studio, it came together much the same as the songs namesake. A few simple elements, mixed just right and voilà, you’re transported somewhere else in a heady daze. Like the drink, the song is a little kooky, a little bitter and a lot of fun. Drink it in.”

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