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Serving up spirited grooves since their formation in 2017, Hill Town are well versed in laying down fluid, rhythmic guitars, catchy melodies and honest lyrics. The Australian four-piece indie rock outfit (Josh, Nick, Alex and Lewis) hail from the Southern Beaches of Sydney and have been touring their brand of bruising rock and roll around The Shire and the Inner West.
Drawing inspiration from Catfish and the Bottlemen and Last Dinosaurs, Closure is the latest track from Hill Town as they’ve just signed to the newly formed El Sol Records. Full of big hits and even louder guitar, Closure captures all the chaos and mental turmoil of being gripped by a vice you know is toxic but you “just can’t seem to break these chains.”
Powerhouse rock ‘n’ roll band FOZZY have released their new single and video Nowhere To Run. Listen to the anthemic track, which premiered on Chris Jericho’s SiriusXM radio show “The Rock Of Jericho” recently. This is the first song off the new record called 2020, coming in Spring 2020.
I OH YOU is thrilled to present the next Brightness single and video – Feathers, lifted from his forthcoming self-titled second album set for release on Friday 25 October.
Feathers is a hauntingly beautiful track which evokes chills down your spine upon every listen. In what Knight describes as ‘a song of praise’, Feathers recalls the bewilderment of being a child and watching his mother struggle amidst the collapse of her marriage. Guided throughout by delicate piano, he paints an image of a woman who despite being at the very edge of her wits is able to endure in being a protective wing to those who vitally need it.
Rising UK superstar Sam Fender sheds a little more light on the music from his debut album, Hypersonic Missiles, with the release of a new track, The Borders.
The Borders is the final song to be dropped ahead of his debut album release, and is arguably the most hard-hitting track in a record that’s littered with them.
The first glimpse of Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Lucky Oceans’ new album, Purple Sky, comes today via lead single Ramblin’ Man from Kasey and Bill Chambers.
Discussing the recording, Lucky said, “Kasey and Bill always knew that this was the Hank song they wanted to do for the album. Kasey had the key ready and a low-pitched way for Bill to whisper the chorus. I added one brief chord, making it a 3-chord song. Bill, Kasey, myself and engineer Brandon Dodd were all in the same room watching it unfold, with Josh Dufficy next door laying down a quiet, firm pulse on his drums. The original only has a brief steel guitar interlude but we expanded it out with a full introduction and solo.
“It’s possible that Hank wrote ‘Ramblin’ Man’ to capitalise on a brief folk boom – the Weavers’ version of Leadbelly’s ‘Goodnight Irene’ was number 1 on the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. He recorded ‘Ramblin’ Man’ in 1951 as part of a ‘Luke the Drifter’ session. Luke was the name he used for his religious and humorous songs and monologues. It didn’t come out until after his death, at which point it was released under Hank’s name and has become an essential part of his canon.“
Acclaimed Seattle band Chastity Belt have shared a new single Drown ahead of their self-titled album out now via Hardly Art Records (ROW) and Milk! Records (AU/NZ). Chastity Belt was co-produced by the band and Melina Duterte aka Jay Som.
Drown is the third single from Chastity Belt. The lush new track has roots in the band’s early years. Singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro says “I started writing “Drown” back when I was 23… so almost 6 years ago. It came together with the band a few years later. It feels good to finally put it out into the world! Everyone’s parts on it are really intricate and thoughtful and overall add to the moodiness of the song.”
Liam Payne has released his highly anticipated new solo single Stack It Up. The upbeat and club-inspired track, which is available now, features guest vocals from American rap star A Boogie wit da Hoodie and was written by Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Fred Gibson and Boogie.
Liam said of Stack It Up: “I’m so happy to be releasing my new single and for you all to finally hear it. Me and Boogie had so much fun doing it. This is a song I’m really proud of and I can’t wait to show you what’s coming next!”
One of Australia’s most endearing and celebrated rock bands, Gyroscope, have just announced national tour dates and a self-produced new EP 4YRLV (pronounced ‘For Your Love’) – the first taste of music since their double A-side Crooked Thought / DABS released in 2017.
The grunge-soaked title track 4YRLV opens with a frenetic urgency, bursting out of the gate with monstrous drums, searing guitars and the angst-driven melodies of charismatic frontman, Dan Sanders. The song maintains its relentless progression consistently throughout; never swaying from its driving and compelling intensity. Two other tracks Bloodstreams and I Am The Night also feature on the release.
The VANNS have shown no signs of slowing down as they prepare for the highly anticipated release of their debut album, Through The Walls – a project that has seen the South Coast four-piece fully embrace their indie-rock identity on record and thrive within a sonic realm driven by guitars, powerful melodies and inviting arrangements. Ahead of the album’s release on 25 October, The VANNS have shared their new single Deranged, as well as an unmissable run of Aussie tour dates to round out 2019.
“The song came about whilst I was staying over in London and I had up until the first chorus written with a rough melody. Once I brought the song home it took a whole new direction of meaning.” – Jimmy Vann
After sell out shows across the US, Alex Lahey has returned home just in time to knock an incredible Like A Version out of the park. Taking on the epic My Chemical Romance opus Welcome To The Black Parade was always going to be ambitious, so Alex enlisted a few friends to back her up. Joining Alex and her band are G Flip on percussion, Jono Tooke (Cry Club) on guitar, and Richard Buxton (Ecca Vandal) on bass.
Nashville native Sophie Allison released her breakout debut album Clean as Soccer Mommy last year, earning mass critical acclaim and year-end nods from 100+ publications, including The New York Times’ #1 Album of 2018. Now, Allison shares her first new song since 2018, lucy. The track also marks Soccer Mommy’s first release with Loma Vista Recordings (St. Vincent, Denzel Curry, Injury Reserve, Marilyn Manson).
Sophie Allison on the new song:
“‘lucy’ is a really fun song for me because it has a dark, evil vibe. It’s a song about struggling with inner demons and your own morality, but I masked it with this scenario of being seduced by the devil. I’m really excited to share this with everyone because I think it shows a different side of my writing.”
Tropical Fu*k Storm are casually making their way through an intense, boob breaking, never ending, sold out headline tour through the USA and Canada these past few months. Within the sweaty confines of venue back rooms and a tour van, and thanks to the impeccably talented creators of greatness, Glendon and Isabella they are stoked to deliver a new clip for their latest extravaganza, The Happiest Guy Around.
“The Happiest Guy Around is a song about humankind’s uniquely self-immolating propensity to bear a grudge,” says Gareth.
After delighting fans and critics with the long-awaited follow up to her acclaimed debut album, Zinc released in 2017, Caiti Baker is thrilled to bring her new project further to life with a stunning accompanying short film. Amplifying the deeply personal and intoxicating themes of her new single, Gone, Caiti Baker now returns with the first of two videos created in collaboration with Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore.
“Earlier this year I played ‘Gone’ for Claudia in a cafe in Fairfield, Victoria and instantly, her idea began to form,” Baker said of how the collaborative partnership was formed. “Keeping with the sentiment of the lyrics, Claudia’s initial idea developed and I rolled with every punch, placing all my faith in her to do exactly what she wanted.”
Morning Rain is the second single from Bad//Dreems’ third studio album, Doomsday Ballet – out October 18 via Farmer & The Owl. It follows the success of the blisteringly unapologetic first single Double Dreaming
“I wanted to write something that sounded like Wire produced by James Murphy, with James Chance on sax” Alex Cameron (guitar)
With their impending fourth studio album Suck On Light released world-wide next week (Fri. Sept 27th), Boy & Bear today reveal their brand new video for the album’s title track. The Suck On Light video captures the band on Super 8 film taking us behind the scenes of their sold out Australian shows on their recent Hold Your Nerve Tour.
“The song is about hope,” says Dave. “The moment I personally started to feel like I was on the improve, the moment things started to look up. The choruses always felt like a celebration of life and I think that sentiment carries across the song as a whole.“
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