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BAD WOLVES release their first track, I’ll Be There from their forthcoming new album. I’ll Be There debuted #6 on iTunes Metal Chart & Added to Breaking Hard Rock & Breaking Metal Apple Playlists.
Bad Wolves exploded onto the rock music scene in 2018. The USA five piece’s music standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought provoking technically charged heavy metal. Think a cross between the mind numbing musical malevolence of Meshuggah and Sevendust’s timeless irresistibility and you’re halfway there.
Recently completing a national headline tour with viral punks The Chats, Crocodylus continue their fast-paced, jam-packed 2019 with their second release of the year in the short and loud Adrenaline.
Coming in at under two and a half minutes, the frenetic intensity of Adrenaline matches the subject matter. Comprised of signature, grunge-tinged riffs matched by crowd sourced chorus’ it’s impossible to not move to.
“Wrote this for a buddy of mine, pretty sure he liked it,” bassist and singer Josh explains. He continues, “Solo has some Motörhead vibes and the back up in the chorus has some Misfits vibes, two bands the three of us love. Been playing this in the set for a while now so keen to get it out to the rest of the world.”
Iggy Pop has unwound a drastically different track from his coming album Free (out 6 September via Caroline Australia). James Bond tells a story:
“I don’t know what she’s up to exactly, but the tables seem to be turning, and she’s taking over. Well, why not? I’ll try anything once.”
“I’ve never had more fun singing a lyric. Faith’s reading is so loaded, and Leron’s production and trumpet along with the band swings like crazy.”
While Free follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, 2016’s Grammy-nominated Post Pop Depression, it has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album. As The New York Times remarked upon hearing the title track: “Iggy Pops Free is brief, atmospheric and elusive. Amid sustained electronic tones from the guitarist Noveller and ghostly overdubbed Miles Davis-tinged trumpet lines from Leron Thomas, Pop’s voice appears only a few times, intoning, I wanna be free. As the title song and opening track of an album due in September, it could lead anywhere.”
Northlane’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, Alien, has been released via UNFD and to add to the excitement, the band have released a brand-new video for Eclipse as a Youtube premiere.
“Eclipse is an attempt to understand the reasons and motivations behind the things my father did. When everything else in his life went wrong, he took it out on my sister and I. It’s easy to say that he was just a bad father but it was a bit more complicated than that. Despite trying to see it through his eyes, I’ve promised myself that I will never turn out like him, as a father, a husband or a man.” explains vocalist, Marcus Bridge
Eclipse is the follow up to the Bloodline video, also directed by Jason Eshraghian.
Marcus Bridge adds “I had a very clear vision for the Eclipse video and Jason absolutely nailed it. To mirror the theme of the lyrics, I wanted the viewer to literally see the world through my father’s eyes. You see all the awful stuff we went through as children but also what led him to do those things. Like the Bloodline video, this will make some people uncomfortable but unfortunately this is a reality for a lot of people.”
THE LAZYS have released new single, Half Mast Blues amd have announced the Canadian Half Mast Blues Tour 2019
Canadian based Aussie rockers The Lazys recently released their banger of a new record, Tropical Hazards, back in May 2018 via Golden Robot Records worldwide!
The band just finished their highly successful TROPICAL HAZARDS OVER EUROPE TOUR 2019 in March! This tour was covering most European key markets such as the UK, Germany, Benelux, France, Italy & Spain. European press came up with overwhelming reviews and stories about THE LAZYS, and were featured in the UKs Classic Rock Magazine.
The band even got invited by Germany’s most established Rock TV Format WDR Rockpalast to perform a TV broadcasted and worldwide and live streamed show for them!
Nine-time GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones continues her acclaimed series of single releases today with Take It Away featuring Tarriona Tank Ball of Tank and The Bangas. The song was produced by Norah and Thomas Bartlett with Norah on vocals and piano, Tarriona on vocals, Bartlett on keyboards/synthesizers, and Karriem Riggins on drums.
“I saw Tank and the Bangas play in New Orleans in 2016 and was blown away,” says Norah. “I got in touch with Tarriona shortly after and we became friends. This was a really fun opportunity to be creative together in the studio. She’s got one of my favourite minds.”
Sheppard co-frontwoman Amy Sheppard has created a movement.
After years of filtering her image to try to conform, Amy posted a raw, unedited and real photo to Instagram in January. By doing so, she unknowingly ignited social media and began her call for fans to embrace their real selves and no longer buy into the airbrushed, un-real fantasy that lives on social media. In one post after another, she set about breaking down stigma about women’s bodies and telling everyone to #kissmyfatass if they didn’t like it, and was quickly joined by a cascade of support from women across the world joining in.
The band go one step further, launching their new single of the same name Kiss My Fat Ass.
#kissmyfatass is a big middle finger to unrealistic beauty ideals: a rallying cry for women across the world, kicking back against the online culture of filtering so-called “flaws” and rejecting the toxic ideals promoted on social platforms full of “perfect” highlight reels.
Italian alt metal superstars Lacuna Coil recently announced the release of their new album, Black Anima, on October 11 via Century Media / Sony Music Australia. They have released the first single, Layers Of Time, with an official music video.
Once more Lacuna Coil teamed up with director Roberto Cinardi (aka SaKu) to shoot the video for, Layers Of Time. SaKu already worked with the band for many videos such as the award winning Spellbound (2009), I Won’t Tell You (2010), End of Time (2012) and the short film with members of the band Dark Passengers (2012).
“Ladies and gentlemen: we give you ‘Layers Of Time’! We are so excited that our first new music from Black Anima is finally released. ‘Layers of Time’ will hit you hard – and it’s just a taste of what’s to come… Enjoy!” – Cristina Scabbia.
After slamming through their set at Splendour In The Grass this past weekend, Tropical Fu*k Storm are serving up a handmade bowl of delicious Italian fused sexiness with their new single Who’s My Eugene?.
Erica Dunn taking over lead vocal duties, Who’s My Eugene? is the third single off their forthcoming second LP, Braindrops, due out August 23rd, via Flightless Records.
“I had a dream that I was served Brian Wilson’s face at a restaurant and it tasted good! I woke thinking that I had to write about the doomed facade of the American dream” Erica explains. “Cos the famous beach boy couldn’t swim and Dennis drowned. But that idea has been so overcooked by acid casualty hippies that I decided to write about my fear of falling in love with anybody because of the anxiety that they could either help me express myself or keep me locked in psychological torment a la Eugene Landry and Brian.”
The clip for Who’s My Eugene? was filmed during the summer of 2019, soaked with an ample amount of Aperol Spritzes, on the beach on an Italian island.
Superstar is the third single from beloved Australian supergroup Seeker Lover Keeper’s – Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby – highly anticipated second full-length album, Wild Seeds out Friday 9 August via Liberation Records.
The evocative clip features a captivating performance by Madeleine Madden – star of Tidelands and Picnic at Hanging Rock – with the band working again with Natalie van den Dungen; the award-winning director behind the iconic video for singles Let It Out featuring Magda Szubanski and Wild Seeds starring Yael Stone.
“’Superstar’ was the first song we wrote for the album. Sally brought in the piano part, and a rough song structure and together we worked on melodies and lyrics. We had never written songs together before, so I think we all felt a little nervous. However, this song came together really quickly and organically.” – Seeker Lover Keeper
Dyson Stringer Cloher – the iconic project of three of Australia’s most accomplished and dynamic songwriters, Jen Cloher, Mia Dyson and Liz Stringer – release their new single & video Falling Clouds out via Milk! Records / Remote Control.
As premiered by Double J, Falling Clouds reminisces a time when Jen Cloher saw The Clouds and Falling Joys at an underage gig in her hometown of Adelaide in the early 90s. “You kicked the door wide open so I could walk onto that stage” Cloher sings, paying tribute to the axe wielding women in Australian music who showed those coming up that it could be done. In the same song, the band questions the absence of Australia’s female poet laureate, “Nothing against Paul or Nick, but if you want to be remembered, then you better have a dick.”
Of the video, Jen Cloher explains, “Drag has always been a fun way to explore gender through performance. ‘Falling Clouds’ examines how the rules and privileges of gender have shaped the careers of women and non binary artists in Australia. Whilst it’s a serious subject, we decided to have some fun with it. Choosing to take on three of glam rocks most revered icons, we discovered that even masculinity is a performance. Ru Paul nailed it when he said, “We’re all born naked, the rest is drag.”
Fresh from their monumental performance at Glastonbury Festival and headline Radio One Big Weekend, Bring Me The Horizon are poised to release another epic single from their now silver, Number 1 album amo, entitled sugar honey ice & tea.
The Sheffield 5 piece have been making their mark globally on mainstream music over the past few years; 2019 alone saw them nominated for a Grammy, scoring a Number 1 album with amo in 17 markets and their album That’s The Spirit has now been streamed over a billion times making it platinum.
The Pinheads have revealed the stirring clip for the title track of their second studio album, Is This Real. An ode to drummer James “Jimbo” Kates’ Nonno, the clip takes you on a dreamy journey to the streets of Warrawong, to a simpler time and place.
The clip captures the personal and profound experience of Jimbo’s Nonno, who at 94 years old visits his late-wife’s grave at Kanahooka Cemetery every week like clockwork. Taken on the 7th anniversary of her death, the beautiful and heart-wrenching film tells the story of being with someone for 60-something years, and continuing to be there for them after they pass.
If anything it’s a reminder to myself that we’re all going to die sooner or later, so appreciate what’s in front of you, live your life and treat people right. – Jimbo, The Pinheads
Singer-songwriter Noah Dillon and his four piece alt-rock band have already had an explosive and busy 2019, touring, releasing songs, receiving critical acclaim and being nominated for awards (WAM Song of the year award in the pop category for You Did It To Yourself). Now they are back with their third single Don’t Act Like You Know Me.
Written at the beginning of 2019, Dillon explains that the song is about relationship breakdowns, miscommunication and uninformed judgement.“The song stems from the feeling that you don’t know someone you were once close to. During the writing period, I felt as if I couldn’t escape communicating on a relatively superficial level with people around me and couldn’t always portray the person I wanted to be. No one really knows what the people around them are going through and the superficial nature of interactions can make it hard to grasp who people really are and how they’ve changed”
“I wanted the song to be something that people could connect with and find their own meaning in, whether that’s feeling miss-judged or miss-represented, we want people to feel some sense of outlet.”
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