Saturday, 21 May 2016

New Live MOTÖRHEAD Set 'Clean Your Clock' Out Friday, June 10 - Watch 'Overkill' Live Video Now

MOTÖRHEAD's recently announced live set Clean Your Clock - featuring one of the band's final performances together at the Zenith in Munich, Germany - will hit stores on Friday, June 10 via UDR Music. Today, you can watch a brand new live concert recording of "Overkill" from Clean Your Clock here:

There will be no more MOTÖRHEAD tours because Lemmy is no longer here, and many, many people did not get a chance to hear them one more time on what proved to be their last-ever piece of road work. This makes Clean Your Clock a vitally important release. It is both a celebration and an epitaph, glorious yet not without melancholy, maintaining the warmth and curve of Motörhead's unique live sound.

On November 20 and 21, 2015, at the Zenith in Munich, Germany, UDR made the decision to record - what happened to be the very last live shows ever recorded - and MOTÖRHEAD proceeded to deliver two storming sold out shows. Where there had once been almost too-fast breakneck pace, there was measured yet still thunderous rock'n'roll served up only as they could, Phil Campbell playing better and better, and Mikkey Dee elevating the art of drumming to the superlative heights which made him one of metal's most coveted skinsmen. Lemmy sounds so dialed in, a little mean even (in the best possible way) snarling here and there, cackling when appropriate, and singing in a way which will defy every single pre-conceived expectation you might have had. Yes, he was fighting ailments. But no, he was not flimsy or faded, in fact on Clean Your Clock he lays down the marker for all near-70 year olds in terms of wicked bad-assery.

Clean Your Clock is the natural sound of one of rock'n'roll's mightiest, rarest and most astoundingly excellent beasts - MOTÖRHEAD. There isn't a plaudit they haven't received and there isn't a plaudit they don't deserve. And if there had to be a 'final' MOTÖRHEAD album, perhaps it is fitting that Clean Your Clock, a superb live encapsulation of the band at home, is the one.

So TURN-THIS-UP because as Lemmy himself said, the only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud... and remember Lemmy and MOTÖRHEAD in the best possible way!

Clean Your Clock Tracklisting: Bomber / Stay Clean / Metropolis / When The Sky Comes Looking For You / Over The Top / (Guitar Solo) The Chase Is Better Than The Catch / Lost Woman Blues/ Rock It / Orgasmatron / Doctor Rock / Just 'Cos You Got The Power/ No Class/ Ace Of Spades/ Whorehouse Blues / Overkill

Watch the new live video for 'Bomber' here:

LA indie rock four-piece DreamVacation release new single

DreamVacation - "Letting In The Dead"

DreamVacation’s stunning new self-titled EP sweeps you away with a brooding melodic power and hard-edged yet atmospheric guitars behind lead singer Ray Silva’s emotional vocals. The EP was produced by John Rausch, engineer and track architect for such powerhouses as Taylor Swift, Pink, Florence and the Machine, Foxes and Birdie.

DreamVacation's stellar lineup includes Gerry Matthews on bass and backing vocals, Morgan Terrinoni on guitar, and Noah Alexander on drums. The band members previously supported live acts such as Foster the People, Airborne Toxic Event, The War On Drugs and Matt & Kim.

The EP was written at a rehearsal space in downtown LA, and recorded in Kingsize Soundlabs in Eagle Rock. “LA is such a juxtaposition of opposing landscapes,” says Ray Silva. “One minute your rolling through a really upscale area and the next you find yourself on 6th Ave passing the inner city refugee camps of the homeless.”

The band members’ personal stories over the last three years have been equally up and down. They’ve endured breakups, living out of rehearsal spaces or cars, marriages falling apart, and family deaths. But they learned to write as a group, and that forged songs such as “Window Room,” “Press Play,” and "Letting in the Dead".

The four piece also had success placing songs in films and TV shows, including Showtime - Shameless, TNT - Boston's Finest, and SYFY - Being Human, to name only a few.

“We hope to inspire people to think and see things differently than they normally do. And maybe even remember things they thought they forgot. To feel more connected and sense that there is more kindness available than it seems.”

ADVANCE announce new EP, A Sign of Things to Come for June 10

Advance, the Glasgow based dystopian electronica project of Tom Perrett and Kimberly Copland exploded onto the electronic music scene in 2014 with the release of their debut album Deus Ex Machina.

Drawing the absolute best from such influences as Depeche Mode, Assemblage 23 and Ludovico Einaudi to name but a few, Advance have continued to win new fans across the world with their infectious sound, prescient social commentary and inimitable live performances across the UK including the infamous Slimelight club in London and the legendary Resistanz Festival in Sheffield.

Anthemic in every sense of the word and arguably their most accomplished output to date, A Sign of Things to Come showcases four brand new tracks including larger-than-life futurepop monsters ‘Calm Before the Storm’, ‘The One’ and ‘Trying to Live’, plus the emotive, piano-driven ballad ‘Grey Dawn’.

A Sign of Things to Come has been mixed by CYFERDYNE’s production mastermind Andy McBain and mastered by the iconic Jan Loamfield of X-M-P MUSIC PRODUCTION. The digital version of the EP includes bonus remixes from crossover titans Biomechanimal and Advance’s label-mates, synthpop-heroes Nature of Wires.

A Sign of Things to Come is officially released on the 10th of June 2016 and is available from all good digital outlets and in a strictly limited, 12” heavyweight vinyl edition. A new full length album is due in 2017.


Emerging Hull proper-punk threesome, Left Ahead have released their upcoming EP 'Dancing In Hell' via Warren Records in conjunction with local punk label, Hull's New Breed.

Watch the video for 'KICKING THE WALLS IN' here:

Left Ahead are a three piece punk/rock band from the murky depths of a northern post-industrial town. Fuelled by anger at politics and society they started making a racket about it. Ash, Rudy and Jack were in the same class at nursery and now they share a stage together.

Speaking on the new EP and the band's general inspirations, vocalist Ash comments:

"I read an article by Dorian Lynskey on the New Statesman’s website in conversation with The Manic Street Preachers that made me and Jack furious. The article states that: “The circumstances that created the Manics no longer exist. Nor, thinks Wire, does a certain kind of angry, razor-brained, working-class voice.” – I say he needs to come to Hull, there are plenty of angry, intelligent working class voices here in the music and arts scene. However, I'm glad I read the article, the initial fury turned into creative energy and it spurred on our writing. Regarding politics, Bradfield stated that: “he doesn't know how it feels to be young and discontented.” – Well it’s like this, we’re pissed off and we’re going to make a fucking racket about it."

Sticking together the best parts of early Manics with the aggro snarl of classic Dead Kennedys, Left Ahead embody that proper DIY ethic that defines their hometown in 2016, this is music with real passion, this music has mega power, and this music is damn awesome.

Left Ahead is: Jack Newman (drums), Rudy Miller (bass) and Ash Forrester (guitar and vocals)

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Album Review: AMARYLLIS - ‘Nova Initium’, released 13th May 2016 via Revoltage Music

AMARYLLIS - ‘Nova Initium’
Release Date: 13th May 2016 via Revoltage Music

After two successful EPs (10K downloads), Amaryllis - a quartet from London who has forged a solid fan base, is now facing the daunting transition to a full LP (8 tracks) with the well-produced "Nova Initium". Will it be new beginnings for the young band? There are some strong encouraging signs and despite the fact that the press pack mentioned Paramore and LinkIn Park musically I cannot help thinking Lost Prophets instead. I know I show my age there. :)

What really strikes me is that the band really has a knack for intros. They are superb on most songs - expect the forgettable rain. All the tunes are very well constructed and the lyrics are current while the bass and drums provide a strong platform for acidic riffs, yet providing a very catchy sound.

I think there is room for growth though. While some of you would have wished a subtiler mix for the frontwoman’s voice, I think Sante’s vulnerability transpires thru her style. But it is clear to me this is work in progress. Some songs suit her style more than others, such as Thorn. Personally I also like Basement where I think the band let his pop sensitivity lead the song in a more relaxed channel, free of superficial riffs and emo gimmicks.

This LP is not the finished article for Amaryllis by any means, they are very strong musicians and they will gain maturity. It is clear to me that they put all their heart and soul into this project and for that but not only for that they deserve the utmost respect. By the way I was told that they provide a terrific live set.

By Pascal Derrien

Overall: A nice to buy
If you pick 3: Thorn, Basement and Hold On
Live Test: Thumbs Up

‘Nova Initium’ track listing:

1. Thorn 2. Hold On 3. All We Have 4. Basement 5. Nova 6. Initium 7. Drown 8. Rain


Sante Moonie - Vocals Alex Whiteford - Guitar Stewart Whiteford - Bass Michael Mann - Drums