Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Post Apocalyptic Americana - TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb to Release Dancing out the Door - Friday The 13th of Oct.

Photo credit: Neil Santos

"Post Apocalypse Blues – that’s what people began calling our music," explains Dan Bruskewicz, frontman of four-piece garage/blues/punk act TJ KONG & THE ATOMIC BOMB. "This record is an exploration of that idea. Apocalyptic Americana. But besides all that, these songs are a celebration. A celebration of giving up control. A celebration of living in the eternal now. Of this very moment. The only moment."

This October, on the decidedly appropriate Friday the 13th, TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb will be releasing their third full length record, Dancing out the Door, via Good Behavior Records. The band sees this upcoming release as the third installment in a trilogy that began with their debut record, Idiots. According to Bruskewicz, "Idiots explores folk music, Manufacturing Joy explores garage, delta blues and country, and Dancing out the Door adds horns as well as organ and keys to explore our strange version of New Orleans, the holiest of the holies."

The album begins with the intimate and cinematic intro of “Black Bats” which pushes through into the lunatic party of its chorus. They display a laid-back twang on “Mulholland Drive” before an out-of-this-world quote from Muhammed Ali leads into the animated “California Basement Blues”. “Dancing out the Door” displays its strength as the album’s namesake through its powerful drunken sing-along sensation. The tracks “Heat Heat Heat” and “Long Black Dress” show off TJ Kong’s jazz and garage chops respectively, gearing the album up for it’s Herculean New Orleans finish on “Soul Asylum”.

The band's notoriety in the much-buzzed-about Philly music scene comes on two strengths: Bruskewicz's darkly poetic, catchy narratives and a raucous, high energy live show – the likes of which the band was determined to capture in the studio for their third record. Dancing out the Door was recorded to tape over two days at Kawari Sound Studios, enlisting the talents of producer Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man, Ron Gallo) and mastering engineer Joe Lambert. "We recorded the majority of everything you hear live, including vocals," says Bruskewicz. "It’s a very freeing way to work, knowing that perfection is out of the question. 'Perfect is dead.' James Taylor told me that once on a very strange evening in Philadelphia."

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb was born when Drummer Dan Cask and Bruskewicz met while working at a bar in Philadelphia. Cask had grown up playing drums in the Philly punk scene, and ran a DIY music venue out of his home in South Philly. The pair bonded over music and film, finding common ground in Iggy and the Stooges, Tom Waits, Jim Jarmusch, Johnny Cash, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, punk music of all kinds and 90's grunge. On one fateful Easter Sunday the two decided to combine their talents on a few original songs, and the synergy left an impression that cemented their status as a band. They took their name from the infamous moment in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, "The pawn of fate, Lt. TJ Kong rides the atomic bomb to humanity’s ultimate demise, waving his cowboy hat and laughing uncontrollably. That, in a nutshell, is what we’re going for here. Waving our cowboy hats at fate."

From there, the band took off - making a name for themselves with a storied live show that sends people into a dancing delirium. The band's infectious excitement led USA Today to describe them as "One of the most sought after bands in Philly." Soon they were invited to perform at the POP Montreal festival supporting well-known Canadian two piece, Japandroids. The festival extolled the band's performance saying, "Playing Americana 'slash blues', they sing, wail, lament, and brood over being drunk, hungover, alone, depressed, sweaty, and lost. A simple recount of a whiskey-inspired tradition on guitar and harmonica."

In an effort to capture the explosion of angels and demons that Dancing out the Door cultivates, Bruskewicz offers this: "We’re excited about what we found. A joyful madness. These songs all have a different story to tell, not the lame story of the band or our records, but real stories of strange humans doing beautiful things and being imperfect. Kaboom"

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb is Dan Bruskewicz (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica), Dan Cask (Drums), Joshua "J.A.M" Machiz (Upright Bass), and Josh Olmstead (Guitar). Dancing out the Door will be released Friday the 13th of October, 2017 via Good Behavior Records.


Soft Fangs is the musical project of Brooklyn-based songwriter, John Lutkevich. Since his first EP (soft fangs | 2014) and subsequent full length (The Light | 2016), Lutkevich has been enticing audiences all over with his purposefully crafted dark pop.

Influences like The Beach Boys, Leonard Cohen and Pavement melt together to form a scuzzy tangle - from which emerges a dreamier sound reminiscent of acts like Sparkle Horse - while literary inspiration comes from the magical realism of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and avant-garde poet Robert Creeley.

On his latest release ‘Fractures,' Lutkevich says: “The LP is a collection of songs that I wrote over the past year in fragments and then recorded in three days during a snowstorm in Maine. I wanted to take these songs that I’d written leisurely over the span of a year and then record them very quickly. It’s the first album where I've enlisted the help of others to engineer, so I let my good friends Bradford Krieger & Chaimes Parker (Big Nice Studio) handle all of the recording aspects, and I just got to run from instrument to instrument.”

Songs like ‘Honey Colony,’ drip around the ears of the listener, melding the story of a bee with that of a workaholic, while other songs like ‘Elephant Girl’ and ‘We Don’t Live Together Anymore’ take on abstract interpretations of loneliness and alienation.

“The album varying in concept is precisely the concept, hence it’s title. They are fractures from my life and other people’s.”

Monday, 21 August 2017

Ash Costello and Piggy D's THE HAXANS release new music video "Lights Out"

THE HAXANS are a brand new power-duo featuring Ash Costello (New Years Day) on vocals and Matt Montgomery (aka Piggy-D, Bassist of Rob Zombie) on vocals and guitar. This unique, Goth Pop infused project are set to release their debut album “Party Monsters” on Friday Oct 13th 2017 via Another Century Records. The brand-new music video for the track “Lights Out” can be seen here:

Costello states: "For years we have felt like mad scientists, secretly working on our music hidden away from everyone else... and we are so excited to finally share our creation with the world! I genuinely love what we have made, and cannot wait for you to hear it! We are two weirdos that hope we can call upon all the rest of the weirdos in the world to join in on our fun."

Montgomery adds: "Finally it's party time! We figure after a few years of building this Frankenstein in the garage, we should let it get out and walk around a little. Maybe someone will try to beat it up, Maybe someone else will fall in love with it, who knows? But it's out there and it's loose, and you never know where it will turn up!"

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 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


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.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT Launch New Video 'Rain'

JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT unveil the powerful, new music video for the track, “Rain', taken from their debut album, Year of the Tiger, out September 15th on Century Media Records. Check out 'Rain' here:

The conceptual clip was directed by Billy Jayne (Buckcherry) and shot in downtown Los Angeles. See below to check out the new video and access the pre-order links for their debut album. The band will be touring world-wide throughout 2017/2018. Year of the Tiger was co-produced by guitarist Stevie Dacanay (Buckcherry) and Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz. The aforementioned new disc is also now available for pre-order and anyone pre-ordering Year of the Tiger will also automatically receive the instant-grat track of the title song.

Todd states: “The song ‘Rain' I actually wrote a capella with my voice to start. I had all the lyrics and melodies written when I sang it to Stevie (guitars). I told him that I wanted a 'we will rock you' beat with stomps and hand claps with a signature guitar solo. I left the the track with him and shortly thereafter the song basically wrote itself. Stevie accomplished everything musically that I wanted and wrapped it up with some nice dynamics.

"At that time I wanted the lyrics to reflect my thoughts, and my thoughts at that time were my life is mine, beliefs only have power if you believe in them, how can I describe the outlaw inside me, inside everyone, amends/karma, it means nothing. Simply kill or be killed. That’s the way it is in the animal kingdom and humans are no different, we just think we are. I just started writing and it came very easily. That's when I knew we had something. I think ‘Rain’ has that genuine one-time listen impact and those type of songs are hard to come by.

“I wanted the video to be edgy, so naturally I called upon renowned director Billy Jayne, who shot the Buckcherry videos for ‘Gluttony,' 'Bring it on Back' and 'Say Fuck It' and really understands what we are trying to achieve. We wanted it to be like the movies Heat meets to Live and Die In LA with me coming in and out narrating it with the melody.

"The concept is a bunch of gangsters get robbed by some fake DEA agents and throughout the video the gangsters find out who did it, hunt them down and kill them all. We picked some iconic locations in downtown LA to shoot and being a California native it was very cool for me. Wanted it to look like a short film and Billy captured all that and then some. Enjoy!”

JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT is: Josh Todd - Vocals Stevie D - Guitars/Back-Up Vocals Sean Winchester - Drums Greg Cash - BassJ

Gemini Syndrome Joins Fozzy On "Judas Rising" Tour

Gemini Syndrome has announced that they will be joining Fozzy and The Stir on select dates of "The Judas Rising Tour". The band will be touring in support of their latest album Memento Mori (Century Media) and current radio single "Sorry Not Sorry". The band will first hit the road for a handful of headline shows beginning on September 19th, before meeting up with Fozzy in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 27th.

"We are excited to announce the first few dates of this fall run including the dates supporting Fozzy. This will be the last conversion of the year before we start working on a new record. Come see us on the road and get prepared for the next chapter." - Aaron Nordstrom

Gemini Syndrome Tour Dates: 09/19 @ Winchester Music Tavern - Lakewood, OH (Headline) 09/21 @ Green Bay Distillery - Ashwaubenon, WI (Headline) 09/22 @ Every Buddy's Bar - Eau Claire, WI (Headline) 09/23 @ The Music Factory - Battle Creek, MI (Black Stone Cherry) 09/24 @ Diesel Concert Lounge - Chesterfield, MI (Headline) 09/27 @ Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN (Fozzy) 09/28 @ A&R Music Bar - Columbus, OH (Fozzy) 09/30 @ Austin’s Fuel Room - Libertyville, IL (Fozzy) 10/01 @ Zoo Amphitheatre - Oklahoma City, OK (KATTfest) 10/03 @ Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY (Fozzy) 10/04 @ Wilkes-Barre, PA – Chandelier Lobby (Fozzy) 10/05 @ Worcester, MA – The Palladium-Upstairs (Fozzy) 10/07 @ Wilmington, NC – The Muse (Fozzy) 10/08 @ Winston-Salem, NC – Johnny and June’s (Fozzy)

Monday, 7 August 2017

The Virginmarys - "Sitting Ducks" Self Release

Macclesfield rockers The Virginmarys have announced their new EP 'Sitting Ducks' will be released 22nd September 2017. A collection of four new songs including 'Sweet Loretta' (previous Classic Rock Magazine 'Tracks Of the Week' winner + Team Rock featured 'Singles Club'), this self-produced release carries the mantra of 'Peace, Love, Truth, Music'. 'Sitting Ducks' is a cutting and sincere EP that speaks directly to what it is to live, love, and lose.

Available now to pre-order through the band’s website and Pledge Music, The Virginmarys chose to self-release in order to connect directly to their fans. Frontman Ally Dickaty comments “We’ve always been hard to pigeon hole and we thank our fans time and again for letting us be ourselves so we can grow together. We have an army of incredibly dedicated fans and our lives shows have become all the more special for it. In these unpredictable times, we want to be part of the answer and put something true into the world.”

'Sitting Ducks' is a follow up to their critically acclaimed 2016 album 'Divides', which received wide praise from Consequence of Sound, Wall Street Journal, Clash Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and more. While 'Divides' reflected the fear and darkness of unpredictable times, 'Sitting Ducks' showcases both light and shade. Dickaty explains “we wanted to release some music that that the fans can move to and feel, sonics and words that make them feel empowered, but never lose that heartbreaking quality.”

The Virgimarys exploded onto the rock music scene in 2013 with their album King of Conflict, which debuted #3 on the Billboard New Artist Alternative Chart and #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. With King of Conflict, the Virginmarys were dubbed the buzz band of SXSW, received major support from US Active Rock and Alternative radio, and press acclaim from Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, USA Today, and more. The band followed up with 2016’s Divides which, in addition to major press, was hailed by Apple Music, Spotify, Yahoo! Music, and more. The Virginmarys have brought their highly charged live show to tours throughout the US, Europe, and Japan, supporting artists including Queens of the Stone Age, Shinedown, Buckcherry, Eagles of Deathmetal, Crobot, and hitting huge festivals to include Reading & Leeds, Download Fest, Sonisphere, Isle of Wight Festival, and more.

Pre Order 'Sitting Ducks': www.pledgemusic.com/projects/virginmarys-ep

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN release lyric video for "LOTL" - New EP "Symmetry" out 15th September

Photo credit: Jonathan Kemp

Chicago-based alt-rockers 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN (7MIH) have unleashed a lyric video for “LOTL”, the second single to be taken from their forthcoming EP Symmetry. The band’s lead vocalist/guitarist Timmy Rasmussen expands on the song:

“The action of breaking away from the status quo, forcing you to create your own path and taking action to find a solution. Calling yourself out for not doing the things you've set out to do, and letting go of what’s been holding you back to allow yourself to grow. Self-reflecting that everything works itself out in the end if you believe in yourself and are aware of what’s going on around you.” Check out the video for “LOTL” here:

Prior to “LOTL”, the band released “Symmetry”, the first single off their forthcoming EP which you can view here. Timmy Rasmussen elaborates that the song is about reaching a breaking point and “realizing what once worked before, no longer does.” He continues that it is about “finding what’s right for yourself, taking a step back and reflecting on what needs to change around you and within yourself. Be yourself, what works for someone else usually won’t work for you - know yourself above all.” The band are currently on tour in the US with The Millenium and A Summer High.

TOUR DATES: 8/2 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown 8/3 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade 8/5 - Orlando, FL - Uncle Lou's 8/6 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House 8/7 - Richmond, VA - The Canal Club 8/8 - Baltimore, MD - The Sidebar 8/9 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Balcony 8/10 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall 8/11 - Easton, PA - One Centre Square 8/15 - Manchester, NH - The Bungalow 8/16 - Cambridge, MA - Out of The Blue 8/17 - Garwood, NJ - Crossroads 8/18 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry 8/20 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls 8/21 - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness

7 Minutes of Heaven (7MIH) are best known for their 2015 smash, Side Effects, which hit Billboard’s #1 Alternative New Artists chart, #9 Heatseekers chart, and #60 Independent Artist chart and featured singles “I’m Okay” and “Fireworks.” The band, signed to Rude Records, are gearing up for their follow up EP, Symmetry, which is due out September 15th, recorded/produced by Seth Henderson at ABG Studios, and mastered by John Niclario. The EP focuses on finding the positive balance in one’s life despite being surrounded by confusion. Throughout the EP, 7MIH continue to use a wide array of influences to create a unique sound and convey a sonic story-line for the listener, hooking you in with powerful vocals and guitar chords, energizing drums, melodic tones and soft keys. Symmetry is available for pre-order now.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

THE MOMS Unveil Covers EP and Announce Tour Dates

PHOTO CREDIT: Joseph Vulpis

In support of their upcoming stint with Brick + Mortar, New Jersey’s favorite sons THE MOMS revealed their new EP Songs from the Road today. The 4-song EP is a collection of cover songs by bands that have a special meaning to The Moms and is now available worldwide. Bands include The Front Bottoms “La La La (The Power of Supply)”, Trashkanistan “180 Grier on Nursery”, Half Raptor “Sadly, but Surely”, and Cheapshow “What, We Have Car Payments, We’re Just Going to Walk Away From our Financial Obligations?”.

“In 2010, when The Moms were just a twinkle in our eyes, I had reached out to The Front Bottoms trying to book them in my basement,” explains vocalist Joey Nester. “At the time, The Front Bottoms were still a local band that played places like The Meatlocker in Montclair, basements in New Brunswick, and simple street shows at Rutgers to people who were only just passing by. The band responded to my email with a collection of demos that they had recorded. ‘The Power of Supply’ was among my favorites of these songs and I can’t believe that they had never put it on any of their later records – so we recorded it.”

Living the D.I.Y. dream since 2011, The Moms are a hard charging trio from Morris Plains, NJ. Not only are they masters of the mosh pit – they also deliver memorable hook-filled songs often below the 2-minute mark. They’ve covered ground in the United States, Canada, and Japan including Skate & Surf Festival and three annual appearances at The Fest.

The Moms is Joey Nester (vocals, guitar), Jon Stolpe (bass), Matty Stolpe (drums). Their new EP Songs from the Road was released today via Bar/None Records. A new album is currently in the works. Catch them on tour this summer with Brick + Mortar!

TOUR DATES * w/ Brick + Mortar: AUG 16 Gsas Gasa* New Orleans, LA AUG 17 The Masquerade* Atlanta, GA AUG 18 Cat's Cradle* Carrboro, NC AUG 19 DC9* Washington, DC AUG 20 Milkboy* Philadelphia, PA AUG 24 Asbury Park Brewery Asbury Park, NJ AUG 25 Once Ballroom* Somerville, MA AUG 26 Sunnyvale* Brooklyn, NY SEP 23 The North Jersey Indie Rock Festival @ Cathedral Hall Jersey City, NJ

Monday, 31 July 2017

END OF THE WORLD Releases New "One More Night" remixes by Ryan Riback and MAKO

Photo Credit: Liam Wong

The indie-pop outfit END OF THE WORLD has just released two more remixes for their song “One More Night” last Friday, July 21 with Australia-based DJ RYAN RIBACK and the Los Angeles-based electronic duo MAKO. The remixes are the latest of remixes for the song following the electronic group GREY’s premiere on Dancing Astronaut, and DJ TEP NO’s premiere on Popdust.

These new "One More Night" remixes come courtesy of two distinct, world-renowned acts in the electronic world. MAKO has taken the EDM scene by storm, with their first release "Beam" amassing more than 25 million views and streams, reaching #1 on acclaimed blog Hype Machine multiple times, and playing festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, EDC Las Vegas, TomorrowWorld, Electric Forest, Electric Zoo. DJ Ryan Riback has been a rising one man force in the EDM world, having done remixes for Maroon 5 and Andy Grammar and reaching #5 on Australia's ARIA charts. He's also become an international force, collaborating with artists from all over Europe and Australia, and performing at clubs and festivals in South Africa, England, Thailand, and so many more.
END OF THE WORLD "One More Night" (MAKO Remix)

END OF THE WORLD "One More Night" Music Video

As “One More Night” continues to make its presence throughout the U.S. so does the band’s divergence in branching into the EDM/Dance music scene. Ryan Riback’s remix was made for the modern day club scene, with emphasis on Fukase’s smooth vocals. The soft, gradual build up to the song’s catchy chorus creates a contagious dance environment, and conveying the dramatics and storytelling pocketed in End Of The World's shining single. MAKO’s remix establishes a more boisterous tone earlier on, bringing on the dancey rhythm before the vocals come in. Once Fukase’s vocals come in, they dance with the claps and synths throughout the chorus and bring conveys the most energetic interpretation of the song.

“One More Night” was the Tokyo-based group’s first step towards releasing music in the U.S. The theme origin for the band name End Of The World began at the lowest point of lead singer-songwriter Fukase’s life. Due to his continuous battle with mental illness, Fukase checked himself into a mental hospital at 17 years old and spent a year of his life in psychiatric care. In order to regain what had been lost in his life, he began fully enveloping himself in his music and found renewed life through penning his honest feelings into song. Years later, Fukase reconnected with a few childhood friends and began writing and playing music as a group. The result of these writing sessions created a unique blend of Top 40 pop-hooks with lyrics themed to subjects like atheism and anarchy. As a nod to Fukase’s history in the inception of his music, the band collectively chose the name SEKAI NO OWARI, which translates to End of the World. Despite the ominous name, it was a new beginning for the band.

Both remixes of “One More Night” can be streamed now on Soundcloud. Even more new music from End Of The World is on the horizon. The band is available for interviews. End of the World is Fukase, Nakajin, Saori, and DJ LOVE.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

CODY LOVAAS releases ambient "Bodies" remix with GXNXVS

Photo Credit: Dylan Bourne

San Diego-based singer/songwriter CODY LOVAAS has treaded into new territory with an energetic yet ambient remix with Australian EDM DJ GXNXVS for Cody’s single “Bodies," whose original version was on Billboard last month.

Listen to the remix here:

GXNXVS has risen to fame in the EDM world thanks to remixes of songs from artists such as Drank, Banks, and The Weeknd. When speaking of the remix, Cody said that "GXNXVS is a genius. What he did with my song, 'Bodies' is absolutely incredible. The first time I put this song on... instant vibes... and those vibes haven't gone away."

“Bodies” further showcases the maturation and growth of the 18-year-old rising star, who has been making a career for himself ever since being discovered by Jason Mraz at age 14. Since then, he has elevated his craft, touring with the likes of Mraz, Ziggy Marley, Switchfoot, Donovan Frankenreiter, and winning “Best New Artist” at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards.

Re-affirming his creativity and talent with such a unique blend of pop, indie, and R&B, it is becoming apparent that Lovaas is quickly ascending the music world as a bonafide hitmaker for years to come.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Photo by Kip Dawkins at Stoned & Dusted

Welcome back you sweet sound of freedom and breath in the greeheen, as Kyuss- and Fu Manchu legend BRANT BJORK has come to revive your spirit! Just recently announced his first live record ever, "Europe '16" will be released on September 22nd via Napalm Records! Recorded on BRANT BJORK's 2016- tour in Berlin, this is controlled madness between trippy and doomy, groovy and sludgy tunes. "Europe '16" delivers exquisite Desert Rock grade A. Now BRANT BJORK premieres a first track from "Europe '16" for the song 'Controllers Destroyed'.

"Europe '16" - The track list reads as follows and will surely make every low desert punk heart beat faster: 1. Buddha Time 2. Controllers Destroyed 3. Humble Pie 4. Stakt 5. The Gree Heen 6. Lazy Bones-Automatic Fantastic 7. Stokely Up Now 8. Dave's War-Dave's Peace 9. Biker No. 2 10. Freaks Of Nature 11. Low Desert Punk 12. Let The Truth Be Known-Jumpin' Jack Flash

In support of BRANT BJORK's upcoming and hotly anticipated live release, he will be heavily hitting the road again this year. Make sure to catch BRANT BJORK live and on the following dates:

04.08.17 GR - Almiros Magnisias / Los Amiros Festival 05.08.17 AT - Waldhausen / Lake on Fire 06.08.17 HU - Budapest / Tixa 08.08.17 DE - Hamburg / Sommer in Altona 09.08.17 DE - Stuttgart / Universum 10.08.17 CH - Duedingen / Bad Bonn 12.08.17 BE - Kortrijk / Alcatraz Festival 14.08.17 CH - Martigny / PALP Festival

'Gree Heen Europe 2017' with special guest Sean Wheeler: 26.09.17 Stockholm | Debaser Strand 27.09.17 Stavanger | Folken 28.09.17 Oslo | John Dee 29.09.17 Gothenbourg | Sticky Fingers 30.09.17 Copenhagen | KB 18 01.10.17 Hamburg | Logo 02.10.17 Leipzig | UT Connewitz 03.10.17 Bielefeld | Forum 04.10.17 Amsterdam | Melkweg 05.10.17 Eindhoven | Effenaar 06.10.17 Pratteln | Up In Smoke 07.10.17 Aschaffenburg | Colossal 08.10.17 Brussels | Botanique 09.10.17 Rennes | Ubu 11.10.17 Bilbao | Kafe Antzokia 12.10.17 Porto | Cave 45 13.10.17 Lisbon | RCA Club 14.10.17 Madrid | Caracol 15.10.17 Barcelona | Bikini 16.10.17 Marseille | Jas Rod 17.10.17 Torino | Blah Blah 18.10.17 Ravenna | Bronson 19.10.17 Zagreb | Vintage Industrial Bar 20.10.17 Wien | Arena ( with Stoned Jesus + Beastmaker ) 21.10.17 Munich | Keep It Low

Monday, 24 July 2017


CAVALERA CONSPIRACY led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max and Iggor Cavalera have unveiled first details about the release of their fourth studio album titled "Psychosis". The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th 2017 on Napalm Records and is produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona.

Max Cavalera in a recent interview with Metal Wani: "The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer - an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I love the record. There are nine songs. We've got one song with Justin from GODFLESH - just a great NAILBOMB, GODFLESH, CAVALERA kind of song. The rest is all pure thrash madness. And we had it mastered a couple of days ago by Joel Grind from TOXIC HOLOCAUST; he mastered the album. And it's great, man. It's a beast of an album. I think a lot of people are are gonna be surprised when they hear it. It's, for me, the best of all the CAVALERA albums, my favorite one. And it's got the same intensity and energy of the old stuff like 'Beneath The Remains' and 'Arise'. So a lot of people are gonna be happy to hear that."

The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band SEPULTURA as teenagers together in 1984. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the Remains, Arise and Chaos AD, while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre's horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left SEPULTURA and meanwhile released seven successfull records with SOULFLY, the two brothers got back together in 2006 to form CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: A bold testament to the talent and power these two possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage.

Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, coming this November on Napalm Records, when the mighty CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will strike back this Fall!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Dashboard Confessional & The All-American Rejects Cover Each Other to Commemorate Tour

Photo Credit: David Bean

Less than a week ago, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL and THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS set out on a summer-long adventure. To commemorate the tour, both bands covered each other. Dashboard Confessional chose “Move Along” and The All-American Rejects settled on “Hands Down”. (Dates Below)

“When covering a song, we try to adhere as closely as we can to the most recognizable earmarks,” explains Chris Carrabba. “Most importantly the melody. The fun comes in the choices the band can make around those earmarks. We had a blast making ‘Move Along’ ours. The song has so much color and power it was easy to feel inspired by it.”

Tyson Ritter adds, “’Hands Down’ is an open-hearted story of young love. In the original recording, the vocal performance is something that carries you through that tale of pure discovery. Vocally, my immediate intention was to play the opposite. For the musical canvas, we wanted to take all the candy away from this song and feed it nothing but opiates, leaving you feeling as if the instrumentation itself was the nerves the lyrics were expressing.”

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

After the release of his debut album 2000’s Swiss Army Romance, Dashboard Confessional, the solo moniker for Chris Carrabba gained the loyalty of fans through his honest heartfelt lyrics. The following year, Carrabba entered the studio to record The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut. As a result of the sudden success of his second solo effort, Dashboard Confessional exploded and was everywhere from MTV to VH1 to MTV2 to magazine covers (Spin, Alternative Press, Guitar World Acoustic). Fans even copied Carrabba’s style down to his haircut.

By 2002 three other musicians had joined the band and Carrabba was asked to perform on MTV Unplugged and the subsequent live release marked the first time that many of the songs were recorded with a full band. Later that year, the band’s first breakout single “Screaming Infidelities” off of The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most won the MTV2 Award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. Their third studio album A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart and was certified gold by RIAA. The band went on to release three more albums (Dusk and Summer, The Shade of Poison Trees, Alter the Ending) over the next six years. To date, Dashboard Confessional has three RIAA certified gold-selling albums (Swiss Army Romance, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar) and has had numerous songs featured on TV (Cougar Town, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, All My Children, Laguna Beach, NCIS, Cold Case, Clone High) and in movies (Shrek 2, Spider-Man 2, Made of Honor, Sydney White).

Known for stadium-size sing-alongs steeped in pop panache and rock ‘n’ roll danger, cheeky wit, and raucous concerts that border on religious experiences, The All-American Rejects confidently waltz against the grain. Their 2017 EP and fifth full-length album continue a near two-decade tradition of ballsy, brash, and bold pop rock anthems. The band first shook up the scene with their 2003 platinum-selling self-titled debut. Its double-platinum 2005 follow-up Move Along spawned the platinum smash “Dirty Little Secret,” while 2008’s gold-certified When The World Comes Down yielded their biggest hit to date: the quadruple-platinum “Gives You Hell.” In total, sales have exceeded 10 million worldwide as Billboard ranked them on its Hot 100 Artists of the 2000s list and Billboard 200 Artists of the Decade list. Most recently, Kids In The Street notched acclaim from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and more. It’s only the beginning though…

Dashboard Confessional is Chris Carrabba (vocals, guitar), Scott Schoenbeck (bass), Armon Jay (guitar, keys), Ben Homola (drums).

The All-American Rejects is Tyson Ritter (lead vocalist, bassist), Nick Wheeler (lead guitarist, backing vocals), Mike Kennerty (rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist) and Chris Gaylor (drums).

# The Maine * The Social Animals % Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects:

Jul 18 Sandy City Amphitheater * Sandy, UT Jul 21 Myth * St. Paul, MN Jul 22 Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino * Council Bluffs, IA Jul 23 The Pageant * St. Louis, MO Jul 25 Express Live! # Columbus, OH Jul 26 Fillmore Detroit # Detroit, MI Jul 29 Tag’s Summer Stage # Big Flats, NY Jul 30 Sands Event Center # Bethlehem, PA Aug 03 Central Park Summer Stage # New York, NY Aug 04 Foxwoods Resort Casino # Mashantucket, CT Aug 05 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion # Gilford, NH Aug 06 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion # Boston, MA Aug 08 Stage AE # Pittsburgh, PA Aug 09 Festival Pier # Philadelphia, PA Aug 10 Wolf Trap # Vienna, VA Aug 12 Ascend Amphitheater # Nashville, TN Aug 13 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amp. # Charlotte, NC Aug 15 Ravinia Festival % Highland Park, IL

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Dayseeker Spinefarm debut "Dreaming Is Sinking | Waking Is Rising" released July 14th

Southern California's DAYSEEKER released their Spinefarm debut Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising on July 14.

It sounds like the premise of a dramatic thriller series on NETFLIX. A man avenges the unspeakable crimes committed against his wife only to be bludgeoned into a coma. Locked in a vegetative state, changes erupt throughout his world, spanning the dissolution of his marriage and the death of his estranged mother. While his hospital bed doubles as a front row seat to the chaos, questions arise… Is any of this happening? Is it real? What does it mean?

Some of the answers may or may not be encoded within the 12 tracks comprising Dayseeker’s 2017 conceptual third full-length album, Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising [Spinefarm]. Maintaining an inimitable and infectious intensity, the music represents a marked evolution for the Orange County group—Rory Rodriguez [vocals], Shawn Yates [guitar], Gino Sgambelluri [guitar], Ramone Valerio [bass], and Mike Karle [drums]. Since 2012, the group has quietly sent shockwaves throughout the scene. Their 2015 second full-length album, Origin, bowed in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Fan favorite “Hello” cracked 536K Spotify streams as “The Earth Will Turn” and “Jealous” each surpassed the 265K-mark. Simultaneously, they toured with the likes of Hawthorne Heights and Silent Planet in addition to receiving acclaim from New Noise Magazine, Ultimate Guitar, Sputnik Music, and more.

However, the boys wanted to collectively push the envelope for album number three. “I had always wanted to do a full concept album,” exclaims Rory. “In the past, our records were mainly based on personal experiences. I spoke on things I went through with my parents, breakups, and losing loves ones. This time, I wanted to stray from that path and write a semi-fictional story.”

The DNA of this story is an amalgam of the coma suffered by a friend of Rory’s ex-girlfriend, Alex Garland’s book The Coma, and Boys Night Out’s 2005 concept record Trainwreck—a personal favorite of the frontman. He carefully pieced together these inspirations into one bold body of work. Producer Josh Schroeder [King 810, The Plot In You, Battlecross] encouraged the narrative to unfold musically. “Josh really respected the concept,” Rory goes on. “He helped us add some flare and personality to round out the entire vision. Plus, he made it sound huge!”

The first single “Vultures” snaps from a breathy verse into an onslaught of guitars and drums. It hinges on a stop-and-start groove as Rory strangles a scream from raw emotion before slipping into a hypnotic croon, “Can you see yourself for who you really are?” “A girl I was very close with opened up to me about an experience where she got drunk and was taken advantage at a party,” he sighs. “I felt very protective over her. I had such deep-rooted negative feelings towards this guy. She never found out who it was either. It’s touchy, but it fits into the overall concept. I don’t think there are many musicians out there addressing this issue. Hopefully, the song can comfort anyone going through something that terrible.”

Elsewhere, “Sleep in the Sea pt. II” [feat. Garrett Russell of Silent Planet] swings like a wrecking ball from potent and powerful pummeling into a vicious vocal volley. “As far as the story goes, the guy wakes up and finds out his wife left him for another man,” the singer goes on. “At first he’s resentful, but he realizes she gave up because of his flaws. He’s the anchor metaphorically drowning her.”

The record ebbs and flows between moments of pensive pondering and sonic neck-snapping. “Six Feet Under” examines Rory’s strained relationship with his mother within the framework of the narrative, and the epic conclusion “Waking Is Rising” haunts and hypnotizes all at once. In the end, Dayseeker fortify their connection with listeners even further on Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising.

“When people hear this, I hope it inspires them,” Rory leaves off. “It would be amazing if they were encouraged to create something for themselves because of it.”

STARSAILOR Announce New Single ‘LISTEN TO YOUR HEART’ from the New Album "ALL THIS LIFE"

British quartet STARSAILOR have announced their brand new album All This Life, set for both physical and digital release on September 1, 2017 via Cooking Vinyl.

‘Listen To Your Heart’ is the opening track from the album. Lead singer & guitarist James Walsh describes it as, “an energetic, emotional song. I think in doing what we do, you have to be emotion and instinct lead. If every decision was sensible, practical and mulled over, we'd never have done anything or got anywhere. It’s not always easy, so you have to keep reminding yourself.”

Of the album and recording process, Walsh says; “Recording the album was an intense and rewarding experience and we're excited to get it out there. There's a good mix of the aspects of the band people know and love, and a few changes in direction.”

Their fifth studio album – and first since 2009 – All This Life finds Starsailor re-energized and in outstanding form. They played to an ecstatic crowd in a packed Big Top Stage at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival and debuted a new track from the forthcoming album.

‘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

Monday, 17 July 2017


ALTER BRIDGE just recently announced their special Royal Albert Hall shows for early October, which sold out extremely fast, followed by additional UK and Ireland shows subsequently. Due to the great demand to get them back to Europe's mainland as well, the band now can proudly announce "The Last Hero" tour all across Europe! Starting in wonderful Paris at the Elysee Montmartre, the tour leads ALTER BRIDGE from France to the Netherlands, from Germany over Austria to Poland, Hungary, Switzerland all the way down to sunny Spain and Portugal, where they also ended their last tour just a couple of days ago! In case you saw ALTER BRIDGE live on this past tour run or somewhere on the Summer festivals: don't think they won't add anything new to the set list! Quite the contrary! They will play a totally different set that differs very much to the shows they recently played over the Summer! So don't miss out on another amazing live experience with these incredibly talented musicians and get your tickets NOW!

ALTER BRIDGE - "The Last Hero" Tour: Mon 02.10.17 UK - London / Royal Albert Hall - SOLD OUT Tue 03.10.17UK - London / Royal Albert Hall - SOLD OUT Thu 05.10.17 UK - Edinburgh / Usher Hall Sat 07.10.17 IE - Dublin / Olympia Sun 08.10.17 UK - Belfast / Ulster Hall Tue 10.10.17 FR - Paris / Elysee Montmartre Wed 11.10.17 NL - Groningen / Oosterpoort Thu 12.10.17 DE - Stuttgart / Porsche Arena Sun 15.10.17 DE - Hannover / Swiss Life Hall Mon 16.10.17 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle Wed 18.10.17 AT - Vienna / Gasometer Fri 20.10.17 PL - Warsaw / Progresja Sun 22.10.17 HU - Budapest / Sport Arena Tue 24.10.17 CH - Zurich / Samsung Hall Thu 26.10.17 ES - Barcelona / Razzmatazz 1 Fri 27.10.17 ES - Madrid / La Riviera Sun 29.10.17 PT - Lisbon / Coliseu

ALTER BRIDGE also has a new live album and rarities collection called "Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities" scheduled for September 8, which captures one of the biggest moments of the band's career, when they played their monumental show at London's famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016. Listen to the band tear through hits like "Farther Than The Sun", "Show Me A Leader", "Rise Today", and ALTER BRIDGE's masterpiece "Isolation", showcasing a band on the top of their game. Other highlights include the Tremonti sung "Waters Rising", the acoustic-driven "Watch Over You" and their mighty signature anthem "Blackbird".

In addition, this latest release contains an exclusive full-length "Rarities"-CD that will give every collector cause for rejoice. The CD features the never-before released tracks "Cruel Sun" and "Solace" that were recorded during the One Day Remains sessions. The song "Breathe" from those same sessions was released as a bonus track exclusively for Best Buy on The Last Hero. These tracks join seven other songs that have only been released in Japan until this collection.

This incredible collection of ALTER BRIDGE gems will be released in different formats! In addition to the regular 3 CD audio version, you can go for the ultimate fan experience and get one of the limited deluxe versions which also include an exclusive ALTER BRIDGE documentary with plenty of interviews with the band, their crew and family, giving you an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at London's O2 arena!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

GOGOL BORDELLO Releases "Walking On The Burning Coal" Single

Photo Credit: Daniel Efram

Renowned gypsy punk band GOGOL BORDELLO has released the new single "Walking On The Burning Coal" from their upcoming seventh album SEEKERS AND FINDERS which comes out August 25 , 2017 via Cooking Vinyl.

The band will embark on a North American tour in support of the album from September to November with a special NYC-area record release show on August 26th at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre (full tour dates below). NYC's brass/woodwind Lucky Chops will support.

Written over an extended time on three different continents, Seekers and Finders finds the nine-piece multi-cultural band in top form - an aural party of violins, accordions, trumpet, marimba amongst the standard rock basics of guitars, drum and bass. “I was still bouncing between Latin America and Eastern Europe when songs were emerging, but finally, as soon as I moved back to New York, it all came into focus… as it always did for me here,” he explains.

Formed in 1999, Gogol Bordello took their style of Eastern European-influenced gypsy punk and doused it deep into the underground rock of New York City. Having worked with numerous grandmasters of production including Rick Rubin, Steve Albini, Andrew Scheps, and Victor Van Vugt, Seekers and Finders brings the band full circle with Eugene taking over the producer’s chair.

Gogol Bordello is Eugene Hütz (vocals/guitar), Sergey Ryabtsev (violin), Thomas Gobena (bass), Pedro Erazo-Segovia (vocals/percussion), Pasha Newmerzhitsky (accordion), Boris Pelekh (guitar), Alfredo Ortiz (drums), Pamela Racine (vocals/percussion), and Vanessa Walters (vocals/percussion). Seekers and Finders will be released on August 25, 2017 via Cooking Vinyl.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Californian progressive rockers CHON have plotted a UK headline tour in support of their new album “Homey”, released on June 16th 2017 via Sumerian Records. The (mostly) instrumental three-piece will hit 9 cities across the UK, promising to bring a taste of the Southern Californian coast along with them through summery electronic-tinged soundscapes and tapestries of lush guitar mastery.

"It's been way too long since we've been to the U.K. We’re very excited to be coming back" - CHON CHON’s latest record “Homey” has been rapturously received by UK press and radio, with latest single “Nayhoo” receiving airplays on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter and BBC Radio 1Xtra Jamz Supernova show.

THE HOMEY TOUR UK: 12 Oct - Nottingham, Rock City Basement 13 Oct - Guildford, Boileroom 14 Oct - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club 15 Oct - Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar 16 Oct - London, Garage 17 Oct - Bristol, Fleece 18 Oct - Birmingham, O2 Institute 19 Oct - Manchester, Rebellion 20 Oct - Glasgow, Stereo

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

CRADLE OF FILTH premiere music video for 'Heartbreak And Seance'

UK's legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the music video for the first single off their eagerly awaited 12th album, »Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay«. The album is now available for pre-orders. Pre-orders as well as the music video for 'Heartbreak And Seance' can now be accessed HERE!

»Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay« will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various formats/editions (see below).

Also find the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.

CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR: 30.10. Belfast - Limelight 31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show) 02.11. Manchester - Academy 2 03.11. Glasgow - Garage 04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2 05.11. Church - Leeds 07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy 08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms 09.11. Norwich - Waterfront 10.11. London - Electric Ballroom 11.11. Bristol - Bierkeller

»Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay« was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

Monday, 10 July 2017

2017 Grammy Winner FANTASTIC NEGRITO Partners With Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl is proud to announce a new partnership with the 2017 Grammy-winning artist Fantastic Negrito and his imprint Blackball Universe. The label will re-release Fantastic Negrito’s album The Last Days of Oakland with two new additional tracks, just in time for his U.S. tour supporting Sturgill Simpson.

The new tracks -- “Push Back” and “The Shadows” -- are both produced by Xavier Dphrepaulezz (a.k.a. Fantastic Negrito). The extra tracks are now available for download and streaming, and will be released along with the rest of the album on CD and 180g vinyl in the U.S. on August 11, 2017.

Earlier this year, Fantastic Negrito's The Last Days of Oakland took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy Award. While blues is an integral part of Fantastic Negrito's overall foundation, his music defies genre, blending hip hop, rock, and other styles to create a sound that led Pitchfork's Greil Marcus to say "he could be inventing the blues for the first time."

Last Fall, Xavier made his national television debut as Fantastic Negrito on the season finale of Fox’s Empire, performing both his single “Lost in a Crowd”—the track that brought him to national attention, winning NPR’s inaugural Tiny Desk Concert Contest—and the hit song “Good Enough” alongside “Empire’s” Jamal Lyon.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

MARIE MILLER Premieres Video for Glitter Gold

Photo Credit: Sarah Barlow

Folky, indie pop singer songwriter, MARIE MILLER has just premiered the music video for her track "Glitter Gold" on AXS. The video guides you through the songs wholehearted lyrics while coupling the tune with scenery and weather to set the mood.

"Glitter Gold" is the 5th track of Miller's most recent album, Letterbox, which Billboard joyfully likened to “a combination of Shania Twain and Sara Bareilles.” The album takes Miller’s dynamic voice and dives into narrative songwriting that speaks of the vulnerable and empowered sides of relationships and interactions. These passionate vocals and personal stories are delivered on the strength of fuller, larger musical arrangements with an increased emphasis on folky, indie-infused piano pop musicianship.

On Letterbox, Marie set out to make a deeply personal expression that extended out of her comfort zone. She told Blurred Culture: “It’s called Letterbox because the songs are basically letters to people... Basically, all of the songs are things that I’ve wanted to say to someone and I just couldn’t do it… So, I wrote a song about it. This album [is] my letterbox. My letters to people.”

From her upbringings with nine siblings on a vineyard in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Marie has achieved considerable accomplishments, including signing to Curb Records at the age of 16 and winning 2014 Macy’s iHeart Rising Star Competition. Marie’s music has reached countless people in recent years, having performed in front of Pope Francis and 750,000 people at 2015’s Festival of the Families in Philadelphia and having her song “6’2”” played on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Marie has released two EP’s, Marie Miller (2006), and You’re Not Alone (2013), toured the country, and risen significantly in radio charts. Marie’s 2013 single “You’re Not Alone” charted at #1 on Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR Charts and reached 115,000 downloads on Amazon’s Rising Star Program.

Marie’s musical origins were the product of the writings of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Homer, mixed with her quick learning of guitar and mandolin. Such influence of both artistic, literary, and instrumental considerations has translated to a well-crafted combination of wits, emotion, storytelling, and musicality that makes Letterbox a perfect reflection of the special kind of pop that Marie has passionately crafted.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


London-based rockers NEW VOLUME have been announced as direct support to I AM GIANT on their upcoming UK tour. The three-piece - consisting of Tyron Layley (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Ryan Morris (Lead Guitar, Vocals) and Adam Jenkins (Drums) - released their debut album Envy in 2016 to critical acclaim and are now are set to dazzle UK audiences with their electric live show.

Catch NEW VOLUME at the following shows with I AM GIANT: 26.09 - London, Islington Academy 27.09 - Manchester, Rebellion 28.09 - Sheffield, Corporation 29.09 - Bridgwater, Cobblestones

Check out the video for "One Touch":

About NEW VOLUME: New Volume create alternative rock that can make you think or make you move. The South Africa-born and London-based trio - Tyron Layley (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Ryan Morris (Lead Guitar, Vocals) and Adam Jenkins (Drums) - find soul within electronic-tinged soundscapes on their full-length debut album, Envy (Sumerian Records). In fact, the robust and rich nature of the sound belies the fact there’s only three band members. High school friends, the boys traded South Africa for London together, setting their sights on realizing a lifelong collective musical dream. In 2013, they formed New Volume equally indebted to soul and blues as eighties Depeche Mode. Independently, they toured throughout the UK and Europe with the likes of Anberlin and Young Guns even achieving #1 radio success in countries such as Poland.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

RADIO MOSCOW announce new album 'New Beginnings'

Southern Californian rock trio RADIO MOSCOW are currently putting finishing touches to their much anticipated fifth studio album, “New Beginnings”, which is set for release via Century Media Records on September 29th, 2017. Right on time with release of their new opus, the band has confirmed the “The Drifting Tour”, which will drown Europe from September 26th to October 31st in waves of fuzzy, hard rocking riffs and sweaty, cranked up blues!

Formed in 2003, the power trio led by Stratocaster genius Parker Griggs carved their own sonic niche fusing crunching, heavy Sabbath-style chords with fiery ‘Hendrixian’ solos and a raw intensity that is addictive and captivating. From the self-titled debut back in 2007, which was produced by Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, over to last year’s “Live! In California”, RADIO MOSCOW proved to be not just a cheap time machine but a direct descendant from the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll!

Known as a tremendous live act, Parker Griggs (vocals, guitar), Anthony Meier (bass) and Paul Marrone (drums) have hit the road hard in the U.S. and in Europe in past years, touring with the likes of Graveyard, Witchcraft, Joe Bonamassa and Pentagram as well as playing festivals such as Desert Daze (US), the Void Fest (Ger), Electric Funeral (US), Burg Herzberg Fest (Ger), and the Orbital Festival in Santiago, Chile, to name but a few.

Now, RADIO MOSCOW are gearing up for an exciting new chapter in their career with the release of “New Beginnings” and have kicked off another massive touring cycle with a US mini-tour, selected European festivals in August, and a full European tour in September/October. Even more chances to see the band live are currently in the works!

RADIO MOSCOW live: US mini tour

30.06.17 The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ 01.07.17 The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing, Santa Fe, NM 02.07.17 89th Street Collective, Oklahoma City, OK 03.07.17 Riot Room, Kansas City, MO 06.07.17 Reggies Music Joint, Chicago, IL 07.07.17 Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA 08.07.17 Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO 09.07.17 Fly Me To The Moon Saloon, Telluride, CO

European festivals: 12.08.17 Dortmund (DE) Junkyard Open Air 13.08.17 Cernoy (FR) - Celebration Days 19.08.17 Saint-Nolff (FR) Motorculto Festival

“The Drifting Tour” 2017 with special guests Kaleidobolt: 26.09.17 Paris (FR) Backstage 27.09.17 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur 28.09.17 Bilbao (ES) Kafe Antzokia 29.09.17 Gijon (ES) Casino Acapulco 30.09.17 Porto (PT) Hard Club 01.10.17 Lisbon (PT) RCA 02.10.17 Madrid (ES) Caracol 03.10.17 Barcelona (ES) Rocksound 04.10.17 Montpellier (FR) Secret Place 06.10.17 Pratteln (CH) Up In Smoke 07.10.17 Athens (GR) Desertfest 09.10.17 Roma (IT) Traffic 10.10.17 Altroquando (IT) Zero Branco 11.10.17 Torino (IT) Blah Blah 13.10.17 Antwerpen (BE) Desertfest 14.10.17 Groningen (NL) Vera 15.10.17 Cologne (DE) Underground 16.10.17 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof 17.10.17 Wien (AT) Arena 18.10.17 Innsbruck (AT) PMK 19.10.17 Etagnieres (CH) Croc the Rock Festival 20.10.17 Munich (DE) Keep it Low 21.10.17 Dresden (DE) Beatpol 23.10.17 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang 24.10.17 Copenhagen (DK) tbc 25.10.17 Stockholm (SE) Undergangen 26.10.17 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers 28.10.17 Bergen (NO) Garage 30.10.17 Hannover (DE) Chez Heinz (* no Kaleidobolt) 31.10.17 Berlin (DE) Festsaal (* no Kaleidobolt)

Wednesday, 28 June 2017


In the late 90s, Interpol emerged as one of the American indie-rock scene's most exciting and inventive new bands. The New York outfit's artfully layered sound drew comparisons to a multitude of notable post-punk combos, but Interpol's cutting-edge sound was wholly its own. That's the case with 2007's Our Love to Admire, the band's third album as well as its first major-label release and one of the group’s biggest selling albums.

With the full participation of the band members, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Our Love to Admire, UMC will release three special expanded-edition reissues of this beloved classic: a two-LP vinyl set, a double LP with bonus DVD, and a CD/DVD set on August 18, 2017. The LP and CD will debut a sparkling new edition of the original album, remastered for this release by Gavin Lurssen with all of its original packaging intact. The bonus DVD captures the band's 12-song performance at the London Astoria on July 2, 2007 and includes live versions of several songs from Our Love to Admire, along with such earlier Interpol favorites as "Narc," "Obstacle 1," "Public Pervert," "Evil" and NYC."

Interpol formed in the late 1990s and quickly established a dense, intoxicating sound featuring layers of guitar, bass and synthesizers. The band came up through the vibrant New York scene, alongside such notable contemporaries as the Strokes and the National, but gained crucial early attention in Britain, where they recorded a prestigious live session for legendary BBC DJ John Peel.

Our Love to Admire marked a critical and commercial breakthrough for the band. Recorded at New York's Electric Lady and the Magic Shop studios with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab for Cutie), the album boasts an expansive, cinematic sound that drove home such notable songs as "The Heinrich Maneuver," "Pioneer to the Falls," "No I In Threesome," "Mammoth" and "Rest My Chemistry."

Upon its release, Our Love to Admire debuted in the Top Five in both the U.S. and the U.K. Uncut described the album as "a majestic, grandiose, machine-tooled album, subtly orchestrated with gothic pianos and doomy organs." Billboard noted that the band "retains its flair for dramatic images and ominous guitar lines...."

In the years since its original release, Our Love to Admire has remained a cornerstone of Interpol's body of work, and continues to stand as one of the key albums of the musical era in which it was created. Now, with these distinctive 10th anniversary editions, this modern classic shines more brightly than ever.

TRACK LISTING (2LP & CD) 01. Pioneer To The Falls 02. No I In Threesome 03. The Scale 04. The Heinrich Maneuver 05. Mammoth 06. Pace Is The Trick 07. All Fired Up 08. Rest My Chemistry 09. Who Do You Think 10.Wrecking Ball 11.The Lighthouse

DVD: 01. Pioneer To The Falls* 02. Narc 03. Mammoth 04. Rest My Chemistry* 05. Obstacle 1* 06. Public Pervert* 07. Hands Away* 08. The Heinrich Maneuver 09. Evil 10. Not Even Jail* 11. NYC* 12. Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down* * previously unreleased

This year Interpol will also celebrate the 15th Anniversary of their debut album Turn On The Bright Lights by playing the record in its entirety.

Turn On The Bright Lights Tour Dates: August 9 - Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar August 10 - Vienna, AT - Arena August 12 - Buftea, RO - Summer Well Festival August 13 - Belgrade, RS - Belgrade Fortress August 15 - Budapest, HU - Sziget Festival August 16 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle August 19 - Luxembourg, LU - Den Atelier August 20 - St. Malo, FR - La Route Du Rock August 22 - Asolo, IT - AMA Music Festival August 23 - Milan, IT - Carroponte August 25 - Zurich, CH - Zurich Open Air Festival August 27 - Copenhagen, DK - The Koncerthuset August 29 - Tilburg, NL - 013 August 30 - Groningen, NL - Oosterpoort September 1 - London, UK - Alexandra Palace September 3 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall September 5 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon September 9 - Madrid, ES - DCode Festival September 23 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium * September 30 - Los Angeles, CA - LA State Historic Park * October 17 & 18 - Mexico City, MX - Pepsi Center WTC * denotes w/ Deerhunter and Battles

END OF THE WORLD Releases Brand New "One More Night" Remix with GREY

Photo Credit: Liam Wong

Indie-pop outfit END OF THE WORLD has premiered a brand new remix of their song “One More Night” with electronic group GREY on Dancing Astronaut. This is the latest in a series of remixes for the song, following their previous “One More Night” remix with DJ TEP NO.

The “One More Night” Grey Remix remix continues End of the World’s expansion into the U.S. music market, with the group now branching out into EDM/Dance music. The remix is both elegant and pulsating, boasting a memorable chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. It is a certified club banger and can easily fit in between acts such as Zedd and The Chainsmokers.

On the remix, Grey said that, "Both of us are really into Japanese culture, so when this remix opportunity came up we were on board immediately. We tried to make something that instantly put a smile on your face to try to match the vibe that the vocals gave us. We had a really fun time with this one!" End of the World, meanwhile, said of the remix, "We are big fans of Grey and have been looking forward to sharing this remix with everyone ever since we heard the news that they will be remixing our song! We really love the remix, it's super cool and makes you want to listen to it over and over again. It brought out a new face of 'One More Night'. Big thanks to Grey!"”

“One More Night” was originally the Tokyo-based group’s first step towards releasing music in the U.S. Fitting to the theme of the band’s name, the origin of End Of The World began at the lowest point of lead singer-songwriter Fukase’s life. Amidst his continuous battle with mental illness, Fukase checked himself into a mental hospital at 17 years old and spent a year of his life in psychiatric care. In order to regain what had been lost in his life, he began fully enveloping himself in his music and found renewed life through penning his honest feelings into song. Years later, Fukase reconnected with a few childhood friends and began writing and playing music as a group. The result of these writing sessions created a unique blend of Top 40 pop-hooks with lyrics themed to subjects like atheism and anarchy. As a nod to Fukase’s history in the inception of his music, the band collectively chose the name SEKAI NO OWARI, which translates to End of the World. Despite the ominous name, it was a new beginning for the band.

Both remixes of “One More Night” can be streamed now on Soundcloud. The official video for "One More Night" (featuring a cameo from pop-rock group DNCE) is now available to view on YouTube. Even more new music from End Of The World is on the horizon. The band is available for interviews. End of the World is Fukase, Nakajin, Saori, and DJ LOVE.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Signs worldwide deal with NB; Announces new studio album

Michael Schenker is one of the most significant rock guitarists in the history of music. He has mesmerised the rock community since the 70's with his characteristic guitar play and contributed not only to Scorpions classics such as 'Lovedrive', 'Coast To Coast' and 'Holiday', but also constructed himself a monument during his time in UFO by writing hits like 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Rock Bottom' amongst others. His playing has had monumental influence on several generations of guitar players.

Back in 1979, the "German Wunderkind" decided to be his own boss. He founded the Michael Schenker Group aka M.S.G. and released the masterpieces ‘Assault Attack’ and ‘Built To Destroy’, the live legacy ‘One Night At Budokan’ as well as the McAuley Schenker Group pearls ‘Perfect Timing’ and ‘Save Yourself’. Around that time, outstanding musicians such as Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Don Airey (Deep Purple), Cozy Powell (ex-Jeff Beck), Chris Slade (AC/DC), Pete Way (UFO) and Neil Murray (ex-Whitesnake) were all invited by Schenker to play with him. M.S.G. also became the home of great vocalists, most notably Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet (ex-Rainbow) and Robin McAuley. Those guys were also a part of the comprehensive Michael Schenker Fest, whose celebrated Tokyo show was released as live CD, DVD and Blu-ray this March recently passed.

Now the time has come for Michael Schenker to move another step forward: He fulfils the long-awaited dream of all hard rock fans by entering the studio as Michael Schenker Fest. The band have just started the recording process for a brand-new studio album with producer Michael Voss. Its release is set for spring 2018 through Nuclear Blast, the band's new record label.

Comments Schenker: "I am very happy to have signed with Nuclear Blast Records and I am looking forward to releasing a killer Michael Schenker Fest studio album in the spring of 2018. The album will bring together past and present in the form of 3 original M.S.G. singers - Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin McAuley - and the current Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock vocalist Doogie White (ex-Rainbow). Keep on rockin'!"

With this latest signing, a long-desired dream came true for the South Germany-based label. Owner Markus Staiger grew up with Michael Schenker's music and is also one of his greatest admirers: "I'm proud to be able to work with the ultimate guitar god, Michael Schenker. He has always been my idol and he's the reason why I started to play the guitar when I was 13 years old. But I was ungifted in that area, so I had to stop and decided to found a record label instead. It's a great day and I feel happy just like back in the day when I was listening to ‘Lovedrive’ and ‘Michael Schenker Group’ for the very first time, and went nuts! Thanks!"

Michael Schenker Fest will be playing several shows this year, including four UK show dates in London, Sheffield, Manchester and Hull.

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – 2017 Dates Featuring 3 original M.S.G singers: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley:

15th Jul (DE) – Balingen, Bang Your Head!!! Festival 15th Oct (JPN) – Tokyo, Loud Park Festival 25th Oct (DE) – Offenbach, Capitol 27th Oct (ES) – Santander, Escenario Santander 28th Oct (ES) – Pamplona, Auditorio de Burlada 29th Oct (ES) – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 31st Oct (NL) – Zoetermeer, De Boerderij 02nd Nov (UK) – London, o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 03rd Nov (UK) – Sheffield, o2 Academy 04th Nov (UK) – Manchester, o2 Ritz 05th Nov (UK) – Hull, City Hall Meet & Greets: www.michaelschenkerfest.com

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – 2018 Dates Featuring 3 original M.S.G. singers: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley plus Doogie White (ex-Rainbow, Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock):

6th Mar (USA) – Silver Springs, MD, The Fillmore 7th Mar (USA) – Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Music Hall 9th Mar (USA) – Boston, MA, Berklee Performance Center 10th Mar (USA) – New York, NY, Irving Plaza 11th Mar (USA) – Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts 12th Mar (CAN) – Montreal, QC, Club Soda 14th Mar (USA) – Detroit, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre 16th Mar (USA)– Cleveland, OH, Agora Theatre 17th Mar (USA) – Chicago, IL, Concord Music Hall 18th Mar (USA) – Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater 19th Mar (USA) – Minneapolis, MN, Cabooze 22nd Mar (USA) – Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre 24th Mar (USA) – San Jose, CA, Events Center 25th Mar (USA) – Anaheim, CA, The Grove 26th Mar (USA) – Phoenix, AZ, Marquee Theatre 27th Mar (USA) – Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues 29th Mar (USA) – Denver, CO, Cervantes Ballroom 31st Mar (USA) – San Antonio, TX, Vibes Event Center 1st Apr (USA) – Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory 3rd Apr (USA) – Tampa, FL, The Ritz

Monday, 26 June 2017

EUROPE - The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live At The Roundhouse

On July 21, 2017, Swedish classic rock icons EUROPE will share their unique 30th Anniversary performance of The Final Countdown from London's legendary Roundhouse with fans everywhere. The band's new limited edition audio/video release, The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live at the Roundhouse, celebrates the multi-platinum album's triple-decade success.

The band played the album in its sequential entirety at a series of selected cities in 2016, with London's most historically venerated venue playing host to an exceptionally special night on November 12, 2016, which was captured by Patric Ullaeus from rEvolver Film Company AB for this set. Preceding the landmark event described above, fans were also treated to a live performance of Europe's latest album War of Kings, a release which re-established Europe as one of the top classic rock bands in the world.

Joey Tempest of EUROPE says:"What an awesome night! It was more enjoyable than we thought to revisit the whole Final Countdown album live! On top of that, to be able to share our whole War Of Kings album with this amazing audience the same night just made this show one of the most memorable nights of our career!"

Watch a brand new trailer for The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show - Live at the Roundhouse here:

Tash Sultana - Live in London This Week

Tash Sultana plays live in London for the first time this week. The 21 year-old Melbournian is quickly becoming an international sensation following the independent release of her debut EP ‘Notion’ last year.

Tash’s UK shows in June and September sold out without any promotion whatsoever. Her debut ‘Notion’ EP has amassed over 25 million streams, and Tash’s home-made video jam sessions have become a viral hit. Watch her live version of ‘Jungle’ here:

Tash first wrapped her hands wrapped around a guitar at the age of three, and the self taught artist quickly developed her own unique style that has people lining up to see her perform live. She will play sold out shows at London’s Scala on June 27 and 28, and London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 14. The selling out of these shows is testament to how this unique artist has captured the imagination of music lovers everywhere. Further UK shows are also on sale now.

Tash’s vocal shines with a magical quality, she has a natural gift for melody and her virtuosic guitar playing is from another planet. Her carefully crafted, edgy, multi-instrumental pieces featuring beat boxing, unique guitar work and percussion styled finger tapping, has left audiences in awe. She honed these performance skills on the streets of Melbourne, busking being the only way she could make money having emerged from the clutches of drug-addiction, an issue from her past which she now speaks openly about.

In her native Australia, she is already collecting accolades having been selected as Triple J’s ‘Unearthed Artist of the Year’ already, plus this year she was Google Play’s #1 artist to watch. Recent single ‘Jungle’ came in at #3 in Triple J's hottest 100, the worlds biggest music vote, with over 2.5 million votes

Tash is currently working on her debut album, and will be releasing more new music very soon.

UK Live Dates: June 27 - London, The Scala. SOLD OUT. June 28 - London, The Scala. SOLD OUT. September 9 - Port Meiron, Wales, Festival #6. September 10 - Isle of Wight, Bestival. September 12 - Manchester, Club Academy. September 13 - Bristol, SWX. September 14 - London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire. SOLD OUT.