Wednesday, 16 August 2017

STARSAILOR Release New Video ‘ALL THIS LIFE’... New Album Out September 1st



British quartet STARSAILOR have unveiled the video for their latest single "All This Life," the title track from their upcoming album, which is out September 1, 2017 via Cooking Vinyl. Lead singer and guitarist James Walsh explains, “'We are delighted with new video. Robbie Knox and his team did a fantastic job of capturing the essence of the song. The lighter moments of enjoyment with good friends are the fuel that gets us through the more testing or mundane times in life'.

The video is a heartfelt accompaniment to the track’s sentiment. It depicts the monotony of everyday life, pictured in faded grey flashbacks, set against the band and their friends enjoying an evening around a blazing campfire as the late afternoon fades into night. It’s a testament to enjoying moments of love and happiness when the routine of normal life can otherwise seem bleak.

All This Life is the band’s fifth studio album and their first release since 2009. The album finds Starsailor re-energised and on outstanding form. This year Starsailor has played to a packed out Big Top Stage at Isle Of Wight Festival and performed at British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park supporting Phil Collins and Blondie.



‘ALL THIS LIFE’ TRACK LISTING: 1. Listen To Your Heart 2. All This Life 3. Take A Little Time 4. Caught In The Middle 5. Sunday Best 6. Blood 7. Best Of Me 8. Break The Cycle 9. Fallout 10. FIA (F**k It All) 11. No One Else

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD ANNOUNCE RETURN TO UK



HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD have announced their return to the UK. The Los Angeles five piece kick off their tour in Glasgow, Scotland on 24th Jan 2018, before hitting England for shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich and London. Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from Massachusetts and Miami to Moscow and Manchester, and are looking forward to their UK return:

"We are so happy to be heading out for a tour in Europe. We love playing there, the crowds are great and we love the culture. Can't wait to see old friends and make new ones. See you soon!" The band recently released the first single/video from their forthcoming album called “California Dreaming”, racking up close to 1.8 million YouTube views in just 3 weeks.

Since the release of their RIAA platinum-certified 2008 debut, Swan Songs. the group’s unmistakable and inebriating distillation of rock, hip-hop, industrial, and electronic has incited the rise of a bona fide cult audience comprised of millions. For the uninitiated, think Trent Reznor producing Enter The Wu-Tang Clan – 36 Chambers in 2020, and you’re halfway there…Quietly infecting the mainstream, their 2011 sophomore effort American Tragedy went gold and bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, while 2013’s Notes From The Underground seized #2. In 2015, Day of the Dead spawned another smash in the form of the title track, which amassed 21.1 million Spotify streams and 17 million YouTube/VEVO views.

Now they gear up to release fifth album ‘V’, out October 27th via BMG.

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD UK TOUR: 24 January - Glasgow, UK at O2 Academy Glasgow 25 January - Manchester, UK at Manchester Academy 26 January - Birmingham, UK at O2 Academy Birmingham 27 January - Norwich, UK at The LCR 30 January - London, UK at KOKO

Monday, 14 August 2017

Midnight Divide - "Dichotomy EP", Released August 8th, 2017 - EP REVIEW


Midnight Divide - "Dichotomy EP"
Released August 8th, 2017

You know that feeling when you think you are nearly reaching the end of the summer and you would like it to last it a little bit longer. Well I am experiencing exactly the same feeling with Dichotomy the 4 track EP from Midnight Divide an intriguing and refreshing alt rock combo from LA.

Their official bio mentions Imagine Dragons and other contemporaries. Well, I have no clue if that’s true as I don’t know much about their influences but I quite like the cocktail of synths, the immaculate hip hop production alongside drums and aerial guitars. Ketamine, the opening track is a song full of pure high octane energy, proving - if it was needed - that one can still produce quality tunes without having to scream and playing with two cords only 😊

Fireline follows and provides a more atmospheric environment that gives Austen, the lead singer, a welcome space to land a voice covering a wide range of notes. I got to warn you guys, this track is a bit of an earworm. The subtle arrangements and backing vocals coupled with some smart guitar riffs are lethal.

Just as you are about to recover from having listened to Fireline 20 times back to back you jump on Animal Eyes, an industrial alternative pop rock indie anthem - if such a thing does exist. Well, you won't have too much time to think about it as you take another massive uppercut of creativity and musicianship with that track. A mid tempo gem.

I find that Talking, the last song, is simply beautiful. An humble track full of sensitivity I was thinking. There was some 80’s indie feeling to it but maybe that is just me. Anyway, those guys can write, produce and play some really great uncomplicated music. If only they could have added another 10 tracks to the EP!!! Wait a second, that would not be an EP then?

Enjoy the summer wherever you are... And don’t forget to listen to Midnight Divide. 😊

Overall: In my top 10 bands to watch!
If I was to pick 3 Only: Fireline, Fireline, Fireline
Live Test: Can you please play in Dublin?

Written by Pascal Derrien

Thursday, 10 August 2017

GoT's KRISTIAN NAIRN Ready to Go "BIGGER"



DJ, producer, and actor, KRISTIAN NAIRN will be releasing his third solo single, titled “BIGGER,” on Friday, August 11th via Radikal Records. Renowned locally and internationally in the field of music and performance, Kristian Nairn is a prolific homegrown talent. Widely recognized for his portrayal of the lovable and loyal "Hodor" on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, Nairn has been DJing and producing for over a decade, holding down a residency for eleven years at Kremlin, one of Ireland’s most popular and enduring venues. Nairn is looking to build on the success of is past singles, “Up/Beacon (feat. Leanne Robinson)” and “4Love (feat. Salt Ashes)” which received rave reviews from publications like Ministry of Sound, Thump/Vice, and The Verge, with the release of “Bigger.”

Excited to share his new track, “Bigger,” with the world Nairn says: “I’ve been fortunate enough to tour the world over the past few years playing at some of the most amazing venues, with such incredible crowds, and this track really evolved from the sound of my live set. This is a much bigger sound for me than any of my previous releases, hence the name, and I can’t wait to have it out in the world.”

Kristian Nairn is currently traveling the United States, bringing his live DJ set, titled ‘Rave of Thrones,’ to cities including Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Denver, and more. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

TOUR DATES: August 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Output (*Rave of Thrones*) August 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry (*Rave of Thrones*) August 28 - Norfolk, VA @ Harbor Park September 1 to 3 - Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento Convention Center (Comic Con) September 8 - Denver, CO @ The Church September 9 - Dallas, TX @ Lizard Lounge “Bigger” will be available for digital purchase on Friday, August 11th on all major platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Bandcamp. The single will also be available to stream on all major streaming platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify.

About Radikal Records: Established in 1990, and based just outside of NYC, Radikal Records is one of the United States’ leading independent record labels. In business for more than 25 years, they are focused on marketing, promoting, and distributing artists – not only to audiences in the USA, but also on a global basis to partners world-wide. Artists included on their roster over the years include: 2 Unlimited, N-Trance, Zombie Nation, ATB, Yello, Scooter, Schiller, Blank & Jones, Cosmic Gate, Sinead O’Connor, Ayah Marar, and many others.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

TOO CLOSE TO TOUCH release new video for "The Art Of Eye Contact"


Photo credit: Lindsay Byrnes

Fresh off performing all summer on the Vans Warped Tour, Too Close To Touch share a new video for “The Art of Eye Contact”. Frontman Keaton Pierce explains: “The Art Of Eye Contact” is a song that’s holds a lot of meaning to us and is about the wide range of emotions you can often feel throughout the course of a relationship with someone you care about, even if they wear you out in the process. We wanted to do something unique and felt the story behind the track could be best told through interpretive dance. We’re thankful to the talented artists and crew who helped bring this to life.” Watch the video for “The Art of Eye Contact” now:



Too Close To Touch’s latest album Haven’t Been Myself was released in late 2016, debuting on the Billboard charts as the #3 Alternative Artist Album, #9 Top New Artist Album, #25 Top Hard Music Album, #28 Current Alternative Album, #35 Top Independent Album, and #133 Billboard Top 200 Current Album. Since the band’s formation in 2013, the band has earned over 3 million+ YouTube views, 7 million+ album streams and countless live shows including the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Additionally, Too Close To Touch are the 2016 winners of the Alternative Press Music Award for Best Underground Band.