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COTERIE (pronounced coat-e-rie), a four-piece alt/indie/rock band from Perth, release Where We Began, their first single via Island Records Australia. Honest and raw, Where We Began was written by the band just hours after helping a friend as he struggled to carry the weight of a broken relationship, and the ramifications of it.
“Where We Began is a true story, one of tragic love and everything in-between. We wrote it after a friend called, ready to meet his end, consumed by the pain of his heartbreak. We spoke for hours…after talking him down from that ledge, I wore his hurt, took it to my brother’s, and together we poured it into this song,” says lead singer Tyler.
SAINT ASONIA — featuring vocalist Adam Gontier, guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Cale Gontier, and drummer Sal Giancarelli — have just dropped The Hunted, the first single from their forthcoming second album and Spinefarm Records (Via Caroline Australia) debut Flawed Design, due out this spring.
“‘The Hunted’ is a song about struggling to find your place in life,” Gontier said. “It’s a solid representation of the direction Saint Asonia is headed. I’m excited to share this with the world. And it’s an awesome bonus having Sully from Godsmack guesting on it.”
Two years on from the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Plastic Cough, today Seattle indie rock five-piece Great Grandpa make their long-awaited return with the hypnotic new single, Mono no Aware, out now via Dew Process in Australia and Double Double Whammy internationally.
Inspired by the works of Nobel Prize in Literature recipient Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, Mono no Aware peers into childhood mysteries and loss of innocence to make sense of an elusive present. “It is an admission that we, as thinking, feeling beings, are always in a state of beautiful loss,” explains Great Grandpa songwriter, Pat Goodwin.
Skrillex just dropped his first official single since 2017 – Midnight Hour with Ty Dolla $ign and Boys Noize. The track which was released worldwide a minute ago, is undeniable R&B house glory that’s a departure for all involved.
For the past few years, Skrillex has been on a creative sabbatical between LA and Tokyo and non-stop working with some of the biggest names in music including Ed Sheeran, FKA twigs, The Weeknd, Kelsey Lu, Camila Cabello, Incubus, Zac Brown Band and many more not announced.
Fallen is a visceral outpouring of sonic rage by Adelaide band Alium; predominantly swaying between passages of all-out thrash energy, and sections of deftly constructed melodic composition, the music on show is also punctuated by moments of anger-fuelled growls.
Lyrically, tackling the issue of blind faith in religion, Rhys says “there is an assumption with religion: that if you believe in God, and practice the faith, you are a good person. This song calls that out as the asinine bullshit it is; religion is filled with corruption and hypocrisy and is far from a true standard-bearer.”
Duckwrth releases his new single and video Crush, the first new music since the release of his acclaimed project, THE FALLING MAN. The video is directed by Grizz Lee and Mancy Gant, and captures chance encounters that turn into impromptu dance-offs as Duckwrth crushes on girls he meets around his neighborhood. Crush is the first single to be taken off Duckwrth’s debut album which will be released next year.
It is with great excitement that Ivy League Records announce the signing of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Lewis Coleman! A striking new voice in Australian music, today Lewis Coleman releases debut single & video, Animal.
Written, performed, recorded and produced by Lewis in his inner-city Melbourne bedroom, Animal is beautifully dark, undeniably melodic and the perfect introduction to the world of Lewis Coleman. Created while in his final semester of an Interactive Composition degree at the Victorian College of the Arts, Lewis chose to deliberately limit himself when writing and recording Animal in order to find unique sounds.
The Hard-Ons are back with their rampaging 12th studio album So I Could Have Them Destroyed which is released on Friday 11th October via Music Farmers. They deliver the next taster from the album by dropping new single Oh, You’re Crushed?
Clocking in at a concise 30 minutes through 12 tracks, So I Could Have Them Destroyed is a wild but focused memorandum of the current incarnation of the Hard-Ons. Original founding member Keish is welcomed back into the fold, joining drummer Murray and co-founders Ray and Blackie.
No Label Necessary release new single Boss It Up. Boss it Up’s catchy hook and bounce friendly beat is sure to cause attention throughout the hip hop community. No Label Necessary hold their own on this single, but iiiConic adds a new powerful dynamic to the song that sits perfectly with the NLN style.
“Boss It Up is not only about overcoming any situation in life but also having the motivation, inspiration and grind everyday to achieve your goals whatever they may be” – No Label Necessary
Capturing both their ethos and the spirit of their explosive live show, Refused have released Blood Red, the first single off their upcoming album War Music which will be released on October 18th via Spinefarm / Caroline Australia.
Blending the musical and political passions that have helped the band rise to near legendary status since their founding in 1991, the accompanying music video showcases the band’s roots in early 90’s Umeå, Sweden juxtaposed against the present day – making it clear that the dynamism that brought the band to international prominence shows no sign of slowing down in 2019.
Katy Perry just delivered her new single Small Talk. This latest single dives deeper into a relationship gone wrong focusing on the awkwardness of spending time with a former lover. The video received its broadcast premiere in the US on MTV Live & mtvU.
Sleater-Kinney share the new music video for Can I Go On, from their critically acclaimed new album, The Center Won’t Hold, produced by St. Vincent, out now via Milk! Records / Remote Control.
The concept for the Can I Go On video was written by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein; it was directed and filmed by Ashley Connor, a long-time friend of the band, and stars Lauri Guzda and Mami Kimura. Brownstein explains, “Within the broader thematic context of The Center Won’t Hold album, we wanted the video to speak to an existence that has been fractured and frayed by age or by loss, by divisive politics, by trauma or depression. We aimed to showcase the female body as a place of resistance, to explore how much it can withstand trespass, sorrow, and chaos. The body, then, becomes a site of transformation, repurposing invisible wounds and wear into kinetic energy and power. The women in the video display modes of strength and joy in ways we do not traditionally see.”
Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors, Spoon, shine a light on their fantastic rarity track Shake It Off. Available digitally for the first time ever, and originally a b-side from the era of the band’s acclaimed album A Series Of Sneaks, the track was recently made the b-side of the 7” version of latest single No Bullets Spent.
With a driving upbeat rhythm at its core, Shake It Off is a genius nostalgic throwback and solid reminder of Spoon at their prolific best – maintaining their career-long impeccable standards.
Airbourne have released an official music video for their new album’s title track, Boneshaker; shot during both the band’s mainstage performance at this year’s Wacken festival, Germany, and headline set at Skogsrojet festival, Sweden, the video for ‘Boneshaker’, which was both filmed and edited by Tom Russell, perfectly captures the adrenaline-inducing Airbourne Live Show Experience
“We didn’t wanna fuck around with story lines or any of that shit,” says Airbourne frontman, Joel O’Keeffe, “plus we fuckin’ love Wacken. This year was our 4th time playing there and it marked their 30th anniversary. We debuted our new single ‘Boneshaker’ in front of 90,000 people… here it is on film, crank it up and rock out to the max!”
Australian singer/songwriter and power vocalist Vanessa Amorosi returns with a new single – HELLO ME – to be released 6th September. This is the follow up to Heavy Lies The Head – released to critical and commercial acclaim in April 2019 and marking her welcome return to the Australian music charts. Amorosi has promised her fans that 2019 onwards would herald consistent new music and here it comes!
“I’m excited to release HELLO ME in September. This song is really about speaking your truth and choosing to love and respect yourself. All things we need to be doing now – more than ever” – Vanessa Amorosi
Billie Eilish urged fans to take action for our planet with an important message alongside the reveal of her official music video for all the good girls go to hell.
Directed by Rich Lee and shot in Los Angeles, the video comes ahead of the UN’s 2019 Climate Action Summit in New York City, as well as the forthcoming Global #ClimateStrike, spearheaded by fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg.
In a statement to her fans on Instagram, Billie elaborated: “Right now, there are millions of people all over the world begging our leaders to pay attention. Our earth is warming up at an unprecedented rate, icecaps are melting, our oceans are rising, our wildlife is being poisoned and our forests are burning.”
To mark Freddie Mercury’s 73rd birthday and the work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT), Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, has released a new video by directors Esteban Bravo and Beth David for Mercury’s Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow with animation from Woodblock. The visual accompaniment to Mercury’s 1985 track honors his life and legacy in a compelling short story about the power of love while continuing to bring awareness to the global fight against AIDS.
Dave Rocco, EVP, Creative, UMG said in making this announcement, “Of the many responsibilities we have to our artists, safeguarding their legacies is perhaps the most important one. As far-reaching and as radical a legacy as Freddie Mercury’s, it is our duty to ensure he continues to provoke, educate and inspire.”
Genre-defying Darwin’s Caiti Baker has entered a new chapter. Two years after the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Zinc, Caiti spent a prolonged period logged off social media to reclaim her artistic muse, developing a new collaborative partnership with creative powerhouse Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore. Its this evolution that has allowed Caiti to create her most ambitious and freeing work yet, and today she unveils the first glimpse of this with her latest single, Gone.
Caiti’s emotionally charged lyrics are about facing the end of a journey and beginning the next one; being reborn unashamedly into strength and love. “The song is a rebirth,” Caiti explained. “For something to be born, something has to die.”
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