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Following their new single Obsolete, released last month and described as “crushing” by Revolver, Of Mice & Men are back with a new sonic blast titled Timeless.
The song is the title track from their new EP, out now via SharpTone Records. The artwork for the single and EP were hand drawn by iconic artist Derek Hess.
“‘Timeless’ is a song about becoming increasingly aware of impermanence, written through somewhat of a sombre, yet romantic, lens,” says singer/bassist Aaron Pauley. “At the beginning of the pandemic, I was watching a lot of black and white movies. One of my favourite movies is Casablanca. I wonder if any original copies exist. You know, although that movie is universally regarded as being timeless, the actual celluloid is so fragile. But I think we find a special kind of vibrance in life when we’re aware of our own impermanence.”
Holding Absence are proud to release the second single from their much-anticipated second record The Greatest Mistake Of My Life. The deeply anthemic new track, titled Afterlife, is available everywhere now.
Impassioned frontman Lucas Woodland comments “We truly believe this song to be one of our best yet, with its pounding chorus and emotive vocals. Just listening to this song is making us itch for the return of live music so we can get out and play it to you all!
With this song released, we’re one step closer to releasing our sophomore album “The Greatest Mistake Of My Life” and we can’t wait for you guys to hear it!”
In the band’s own words “This album is about telling stories that are presented through the lens of hindsight, regret and looking back. There are songs that celebrate life when faced with death, and others that speak to the choices we make about how we live our lives. The fear of love, newfound respect for life and the covering up of depression are all subjects that rear their head. The Greatest Mistake Of My Life exercises emotion in many ways, and that was an important thing for us to do, because emotion isn’t rigid – it’s not just love or joy or sadness – it’s a lot of things.”
Champions of modern metalcore Sharptone Records have welcomed New Jersey based progressive metal/hardcore band SENTINELS to the label’s ever-growing roster of trailblazing acts that include LOATHE, DON BROCO, CURRENTS and OF MICE & MEN to name a few. In celebration of the partnership, SENTINELS has released a diabolical new song titled Inertia from their forthcoming, debut album to be announced at a later date.
Commenting on the signing drummer Dave Rucki says:
“We are beyond excited to announce our signing with Sharptone Records. The day the label launched, we knew that if there was a home for us, it was now realized. To have them backing us, and to even be writing this now is surreal. ‘Inertia’ perfectly represents the level of aggression we aim for in our music. With Josh’s voice, we were able to elevate that aggression and further convey the more emotional moments in the song. ‘Inertia’ is about suicidal thoughts and confiding in somebody close only to be told “that’s selfish”, then deciding whether to go through with it, or prove that you can overcome it to appease those around you. We have been a band since 2012, but now solidifying our lineup with Josh on vocals, we can confidently say, this is what we had always envisioned for Sentinels.”
Vocalist Josh Hardiman adds:
“Sharptone, Sentinels, and the team behind the scenes have taken a huge risk on me, the gravity of which I most certainly feel, but the difference between this weight and my burdens since past, is that now with each passing day I become stronger and more alive. More and more equipped to handle and weather new storms for now I am living a life that I want to have gifted to me by those who believed in me. I will not fail with their continued support. This is a new beginning and I hope that everyone who listens to “Inertia” want to embark on this new chapter with us.”
Brissy band Stepson are releasing their latest cut from forthcoming album Help Me Help You! The new single Who We Are is out now on all digital stores and streaming platforms through Sharptone Records at http://shrptn.co/whoarewe!
On the new single Who Are We, Stepson vocalist Brock Alan Conry said that, “As a band with a broad spectrum of musical influences we really wanted to explore every sound and style that makes us who we are. We were determined to create a record where every song sounded different and was a standout in its own right.”
“‘Who are we?’ is our punk rock anthem & captures a more upbeat and light-hearted side to the band. From the chorus that gets stuck in your head after one listen to the crazy drum fills, ‘Who are we?’ brings something new to the table whilst still remaining unapologetically Stepson.”
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