Thursday, 22 June 2017

ARCH ENEMY reveal cover art and further details for 'Will To Power'



Metal powerhouse ARCH ENEMY are ready to bring their fierce brand of metal to audiences worldwide as they announce details on their upcoming album, "Will To Power", out September 8, 2017 via Century Media Records. The band are excited to reveal the album's captivating cover artwork, as shown above, designed by Alex Reisfar.

Guitarist Michael Amott commented on the artwork: "It was a pleasure working with Alex Reisfar on the 'Will to Power' cover artwork, he immediately grasped the concept and atmosphere we were looking for with this album. We talked about the double edged sword that is human ambition, how it can be outstandingly creative and beautiful but can also be turned into something dark and powerful. Alex proceeded to masterfully paint a strong image that evokes a lot of feelings. The human skull as a central focal point, the flesh sort of falling off into the circular pattern. The snake ouroboros weaving in and out of the mouths and throats of the severed heads of a wolf, a goat and a vampire bat... All representing self determination and a predatory, almost parasitic will to power"

Co-produced by Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, the album was sent to long time collaborator and friend Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis' (Nevermore) first recording with the band.

Following in the steps of their most acclaimed album to date, "War Eternal", which saw the band reach their highest charts in the US and Germany to date, "Will To Power" will continue to smash records worldwide. While full details and pre-order information on "Will To Power" will be made available in the coming weeks, fans can currently take part in a special campaign which will allow them to sign up and have their name featured in the "Will To Power" Deluxe Box Set Edition. For further details and to have your name included, please visit: willtopower.centurymedia.com.

Having performed over 200 shows in more than 40 countries in support of their previous effort, ARCH ENEMY will continue fervently bringing their show to ever-growing audiences worldwide across the European festival market this summer. They are also excited to announce the first leg of their international "Will To Power Tour 2017" which will commence from September 15 through October 11 across Eastern Europe and will feature special guests, Jinjer. A full list of their upcoming appearances can be found below. There will be a US tour coming this Fall as well. Stay tuned for further tour dates!

ARCH ENEMY live: ARCH ENEMY @ Summer festivals 2017: 06.07.2017 Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany 08.07.2017 Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain 12.07.2017 Rockmarathon, Dunaújváros, Hungary 15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden 04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia 05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic 07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay 08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria 10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain 11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal 12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands 13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer: 15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria 16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria 17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia 18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia 20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania 21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria 22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece 23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece 25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia 26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland 27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania 29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia 30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia 01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland 03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus * 04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia * 06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia * 08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia * 10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia * 11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia * *without Jinjer

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

UNKLE Announces New Album THE ROAD PART 1 Out August 18, 2017



After a rollercoaster twenty-five year career as an artist, curator and tastemaker, James Lavelle returns with UNKLE’s fifth studio album, The Road: Part 1 - a collection of fifteen new UNKLE tracks inspired by his curation of 2014’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank, their most successful to date. Following a technical error at the manufacturing plant, The Road: Part 1 will now be released on August 18th.

The Road: Part 1 is a collective creative venture with musicians including London folk-rock artist and poet Keaton Henson, Primal Scream’s Andrew Innes, The Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss, long-time UNKLE collaborator Mark Lanegan and Mercury prize nominee ESKA. Lavelle also found new friends and collaborators in Queens of the Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore and Beck drummer Justin Stanley, who make definitive contributions throughout the record.

Recorded in UK, Europe and Los Angeles’ Pink Duck Studios, The Road: Part 1 is the product of a desire to create something fresh and innovative, that also celebrates the rich history of UNKLE, and showcases a new wave of talent such as Elliott Power, Mïnk and YSEÉ. The album also features long-term collaborators Philip Sheppard, Chris Goss, Twiggy and Troy Van Leeuwen. Lavelle set out to make a record that tapped into the multicultural landscape of modern London. His mission was to unite the eclectic mix of ideas, cultures and genres under the UNKLE umbrella and create something unique.

James Lavelle praises the role of collaboration, and its importance at the core of the project: “I hadn’t made a record in a long time, and the incarnation of UNKLE had changed in that now, it was me on my own. For that reason, I wanted to make a record that I hadn’t been able to before, going back to the roots of where I came from, with a foot in modern London.” In July 2016, UNKLE released their first single in seven years. Lavelle teamed up with Elliott Power, Mïnk and YSEÉ for the gospel infused "Cowboys or Indians". Followed by "Sick Lullaby" in February 2017, his second collaboration with Keaton Henson. "Sick Lullaby" is tender and cinematic, a beautiful lullaby that empowers Henson’s delicate vocals.

The latest track from The Road: Part 1 , "Looking For The Rain", - currently riding high on the BBC 6 Music Playlist - is a call to arms in our turbulent modern world written by Mark Lanegan with string arrangements by Will Malone (Massive Attack, Unfinished Symphony and UNKLE's Lonely Soul amongst others). The video, by visual artist Doug Foster, was created by “filming a variety of subjects from nature, such as water, crystals and plants. The footage was composited in several stages to eventually form a moving tunnel of light that features synchronized repetition and bilateral symmetry.”

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Creative visual collaborations are a core part of the immersive experience of UNKLE. The importance of the visual experience is an integral part of ‘The Road: Part 1’ and its story. Following the immense success of his critically acclaimed exhibition Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick last summer at Somerset House, Lavelle continued his collaborative relationship with esteemed artists throughout the creation of The Road: Part 1. This includes cinematic and thought-provoking official videos from artists and visionaries including Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones (Cowboys or Indians, Sick Lullaby); Norbert Schroener (The Road), and many more to be revealed.

Watch the official video for the album’s title track "The Road", directed by German filmmaker Norbert Schoerner, The collaboration follows from Schoerner’s involvement with James Lavelle's Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick exhibition. The footage was filmed by using a drone to explore the stark American wilderness. Norbert Schoerner and James Lavelle have created a film that in Schoerner’s own words “describes the ever present conflict between natural landscape and human progress”. The masterfully curated list of visual collaborators extends to the physical release of The Road: Part 1. The cover art is from a painting by German contemporary artist Jonas Burgert. The 36-page booklet features artwork by contemporary luminaries including Turner Prize nominee Nathan Coley, John Isaacs, David Nicholson, Norbert Schoerner, Doug Foster, Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones. It was designed by James Lavelle and up-and-coming designer George Stewart-Lockhart.

In the twenty years since UNKLE’s debut album Psyence Fiction, Lavelle has been prolific. He created four studio albums with UNKLE (Psyence Fiction, Never Never Land, War Stories and Where Did The Night Fall), a host of critically-acclaimed film scores, and curated a series of art exhibitions through Daydreaming With... most notably, the hugely successful Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick exhibition at Somerset House, and his latest exhibition Daydreaming with UNKLE Presents THE ROAD: SOHO. The Daydreaming with... exhibitions are inspired by the desire to marry music and the visual arts and aim to create a unique and multi-sensory experience, unprecedented by museum exhibitions or music festivals.

Whilst The Road: Part 1 may be their fifth studio album, it is in many ways a new beginning. With shows booked throughout the year in the UK (and hopefully some U.S. dates to be announced) and The Road: Part 2 already in the making, it feels that even after 25 years, the road for UNKLE has only just begun.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

BUCKCHERRY MEMBERS LAUNCH NEW BAND JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT



Buckcherry's Josh Todd and Stevie D. have launched a new band - JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT and revealed a powerful new music video for the title track off their debut album, “Year of the Tiger”, out September 15th on Century Media Records. The clip, directed by the renowned Chris Cuffaro (Pearl Jam, George Michael), is the first of three videos shot as a mini-concert this past May in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles. The other two videos will be released over the next few months.

Josh Todd (lead vocals) states: “The album’s title track, 'Year of the Tiger,' was one of the first songs we wrote for the record and also became one of my favorite songs I have ever written. Like most good songs, it came together very quickly. As soon as Stevie sent me the music, the lyrics and melodies poured out of me. I'm a huge fan of Hannibal and the show Narcos, while also being into the big cats. In Hannibal, they had a character that would feed despicable people to his pigs and I thought that was pretty demented and interesting. Also, I am always fascinated with people that have the balls to choose a life or crime, so this track is about a guy living on the edge with a manhunt going on for his life ending in death by tigers." Watch the video here:



“Year of the Tiger” was co-produced by guitarist Stevie Dacanay (Buckcherry) and Stone Temple Pilots drummer Eric Kretz. Speaking about the motivation that led to starting this new project, Josh adds, “I have a lot of storytelling in me and I always wanted to start another band. Something more reckless and off the beaten rock path. A lot of changes had taken place in Buckcherry and I didn't want to go another year without making new music. BC is in a great place; we have a great new line-up and we have a handful of dates to complete this year. However, my full attention is on JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT and the record dropping on September 15th. We're gonna do a worldwide tour behind this. My goal is to give each band a break, so I can stay consistently making music without over touring and build both situations into something really cool."

ALISON MOYET Performs "The Rarest Birds" on THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW



Flanked by fellow guests Mark Wahlberg, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson, Cooking Vinyl recording artist and pop legend ALISON MOYET performed the song "The Rarest Birds" on BBC One's THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW. The song is taken from her critically-acclaimed new album OTHER.

Bursting with clarity, vitality and freshness, OTHER finds Moyet at the top of her game - making exactly the adventurous music she wants to at this moment in time, with her voice and songwriting both intense, poetic and thought provoking. Other was again catalyzed by Alison’s fruitful partnership with producer and song writing collaborator Guy Sigsworth, who (as well as having worked with Björk, Goldie and Madonna) also co-created her last album the minutes, which debuted at # 5 in the national UK charts and won international critical acclaim. TOUR DATES

US/Canada: 11 Sept – Sixth and I: Washington DC 12 Sept – The Trocadero Theatre: Philadelphia, PA 13 Sept – Royale, Boston, MA 15 Sept – Irving Plaza; New York, NY 17 Sept – The Danforth Music Hall: Toronto, ONT 19 Sept – Park West: Chicago, IL 20 Sept – Fine Line Music Café: Minneapolis, MN 22 Sept – Star Theater: Portland, OR 23 Sept – The Showbox: Seattle, WA 25 Sept – The Fillmore: San Francisco, CA 26 Sept – Music Box: San Diego, CA 27 Sept – The Fonda Theater: Los Angeles, CA

Monday, 19 June 2017

THE LAST DINOSAUR SHARES NEW SINGLE "ALL MY FAITH"


Photo credit Alexandra Cameron

Poignant, dreamlike, beautiful: The Last Dinosaur’s The Nothing is a record to swim in. The brainchild of Londoner Jamie Cameron, it’s an album that addresses a tragic event from his teenage years, and transmutes that experience into a cathartic work of art.

At 16, Jamie had met kindred spirit James Macdonald at music college and recorded the 2004 album Good Morning Sunshine… and Goodnight with him under the name When I Was a Little Girl, a well-received debut through the independent label Where It’s At Is Where You Are. But a year later, Jamie was in a car crash that tragically claimed the life of his best friend. Out for the day with one of Jamie’s sisters and another friend, the car aquaplaned and hit another car at a junction. James’ injuries were the worst among the passengers, and when he passed away, Jamie was in a state of shock.

“I’d had a pretty idyllic life until then, nothing particularly bad had happened,” Jamie says. “That was a difficult experience to comprehend. Despite how harrowing it was, I thought came out of it relatively mentally unscathed, although in hindsight that’s a trick you tell yourself.” Instead, he began recording with another music college friend, Luke Hayden, as The Last Dinosaur. Jamie’s parents split up, he broke up with his girlfriend, and The Last Dinosaur’s debut album Hooray! For Happiness, covered glowingly by the likes of Uncut, The Line Of Best Fit and more, attempted to come to terms with these experiences, while avoiding the real elephant in the room. “I was doing everything to avoid confronting this really big thing that happened at an age when you don’t generally experience death and loss,” Jamie says.

Afterwards, depression took hold of him, but over the course of years, he began writing, recording and amassing songs that addressed his grief and own fear of dying. The powerful The Nothing began to take shape. “It wasn’t an intention of mine to write an album about dying or anything like that, but I realised after I’d written a few songs that they all were about it in some way. It got to a point where I couldn’t really avoid it. I’d done the divorce album and it was all I was left with, trying to make sense of this thing that happened. Halfway through I realised it was profoundly cathartic, it made me felt less scared of dying.”

The Nothing is uplifting, life-affirming. Its lyrics may tackle the subject of mortality, but the gorgeous, overlapping, interlacing melodies are like drifting in a blissful reverie. ‘We’ll Greet Death’, with its strings, piano, saxophone and acoustic guitar is defiant, possessed of an emotional complexity. On ‘Grow’, Jamie’s lovely acoustic plucking forms the basis for a song about the fragility of life, while ‘The Sea’ is a meditative post-rock movement that begins in a hushed place and concludes over five minutes later in a gorgeous string-laden denouement. Although Jamie professes to a childhood love for R.E.M, Tortoise and most of all, Talk Talk, the music here is very much his own, self-penned and performed with close friend Rachel Lanskey providing viola on most of the songs. “I’ve had a very strong sense of never wanting to copy anyone else’s music, I just want to sound like me,” Jamie says.

Created between 2009 and 2016, The Nothing is a stunning, affecting album that is also a touching tribute to Jamie’s late friend. “Someone called it elegiac,” Jamie says. “I quite liked that notion.”

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Clutch at The Academy Dublin - Gig Review



Clutch in Dublin at the Academy. Not that this has not happened before but I did not think it would happen again this time around if I judge by the number of class acts bypassing Ireland the last few months. But Thursday 15th of June 2017 was not one of those days and Neil Fallon the emblematic leader of Clutch stormed on stage just before 9.00ish.

Clear sound, great voice and very efficient musicians set the place on fire within the first few notes. It was meant to be a great gig where people would have a great time and so it was.

Neil owns the stage and his charisma overtook the entire venue in a matter of seconds. Self effacing musicians focused on delivering a solid set giving Fallon all the latitude to play with an audience which was smitten from the get go. Neil mentioned it had been too long since the last time he and the crew had been in Dublin and I agree. Not many bands are as unique as Clutch. Is it power blues, hard core country, stoner soul punk or plain rock'n'roll? It does not matter in the end and I think this is the secret of Clutch. Listen, if you cast an eye on the diversity of the audience one wearing a Danzig Tee, one Depeche Mode or the other Metallica or Sick Of It All it is a sure sign that it’s all about good music and catchy tunes.

I am not going to make an inventory or detailed the track list one by one but we had a lot of old titles, some from the last album and some titles they are currently testing on stage with a view to record them pretty soon. Drinking water (and eating peanuts?) the bond between an entertaining Fallon and the audience was obvious. He is enjoying his time on stage alternating story telling, powerful singing or possessed moves. Whatever he did, the public responded accordingly.

Songs were introduced, following one another they were refreshingly played without the mandatory guitar solo moment or drums skills show off leading us nicely but surely to the encore. At that point the "mob went wild" on the first notes of Psychic Warfare which turned out to be the last track to be played.

Lights on, Neil made sure to hand back the mobile phone of a fan who had mysteriously landed on stage earlier. He also spent a few minutes behind thanking and high fiving many and made sure some hard core fans from the first row were awarded a copy of the track list.

A super night from a super band with a super audience in a great venue. A band confident in his ability and a singer (almost a preacher) unapologetic to rock and roll 😊.

Photo & Review by Pascal Derrien

Friday, 16 June 2017

MODERN CHEMISTRY Announces Everything In Gold


Photo Credit: Felicia Detty

New Jersey rockers MODERN CHEMISTRY have re-emerged in a big way with the announcement of their debut LP Everything In Gold. Everything In Gold was produced by Paul Levitt (Have Mercy, The Dangerous Summer) and will be self-released on July 7, 2017.

The band will be having a record release show for Everything In Gold on July 8 at House of Independents, then touring with Taking Back Sunday and Every Time I Die from July 14-August 1. Everything In Gold is a record that takes the emotionally-infused rock that the band has been known for and brings it to a more dynamic, expansive place reminiscent of Manchester Orchestra or Kings of Leon. From the desperation of “Pretty Death” to the delicate vulnerability of the twinkling “Tripping Over You” to the smooth, swaying “St. Rain,” there is a vast array of moods, melodies, and textures applied throughout the album. From the opening title track's tranquil chords to the throaty rage that fades to a calm of closing track "Tradewinds," there is a sense of controlled chaos that makes this record a layered experience.

TRACK LISTING: 1. Everything In Gold 2. The Moment 3. Pretty Death 4. Tripping Over You 5. I Can't Take Myself Anywhere 6. Wallpaper 7. St. Rain 8. Fever Dream 9. Sleep Talk 10. It's Been A While (Demons) 11. Tradewinds

The amount of hard work and heartfelt artistry that Modern Chemistry put into their debut album has been a defining character trait for the band throughout their career. Since forming in 2012, they’ve independently released three EPs, including 2016’s Dreaming Adjacent, produced by Adam Lazarra of Taking Back Sunday. Lazarra praised the band’s passion, saying “they work so hard and treated every decision, no matter how small, with a lot of thought and great care. I'm very proud that they were gracious enough to let me into the process.” Their releases have earned them rave reviews, two cover features in their local weekly The Aquarian, and built them a budding audience.

They also have earned their stripes on the road, touring with Frank Iero And The Patience in 2015 and playing major festivals like SXSW, South By So What, Gentlemen of the Road, and Chicago's Riot Fest. This past fall amidst mixing Everything In Gold, they played a sold out club tour with Mayday Parade and just last month they played Ohio's Spring Fling festival. Modern Chemistry will be supporting Everything In Gold on tour this summer with Taking Back Sunday and Every Time I Die.

Modern Chemistry is Joe Zorzi (lead vocals/guitar), Brendan Hourican (guitar/backing vocals), Jesse Slachman (drums/backing vocals).

Thursday, 15 June 2017

GOLDIE TO EMBARK ON U.S. DJ TOUR IN SEPTEMBER - THE JOURNEY MAN Out This Friday (June 16)



GOLDIE has today announced he will go on a DJ tour across the United States and Canada this September, following the release of his acclaimed new album The Journey Man which will be released this Friday, June 16, 2017 via METALHEADZ/Cooking Vinyl. Ten dates are announced for Goldie’s ‘The Journey Man’ US DJ tour, where he will perform DJ sets at intimate, club-sized venues - distinguishing this tour from his live shows which feature a live band. Of the US DJ tour, Goldie says:

“I haven’t been back to the US in a long while, so I’m really looking forward to hitting some of those cities that are so important. DJing is seen by some as a young man’s game…being 50+ I’m glad to be able to show them all what’s what. These small, underground venues are crucial – and it allows me to play some stuff from the new album, and lets me put something back in…it’s what I call the get back, giving something back to it all.” Goldie’s US DJ tour begins on September 14th in New York, and comes to a close in Denver on September. 30th Full details of Goldie’s ‘The Journey Man’ US DJ tour schedule below:

SEPTEMBER 2017: Thursday 14th – Output, New York City, USA Friday 16th – Ind Center, Detroit, USA Saturday 17th – Flash, Washington DC, USA Wednesday 20th – Q, Seattle, USA Thursday 21st – Respect, Los Angeles, USA Friday 22nd – Soundbar, Chicago, USA Saturday 23rd – Venue, Vancouver, Canada Thursday 28th – Club 1015, San Francisco, USA Friday 29th – Kingdom, Austin, USA Saturday 30th – Cervantes, Denver, USA

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Indie rock four-piece Beachwood Coyotes release new single



Jason is tripping in Hollywood at 2AM. Having just taken acid for the first time, he navigates through a vortex of geometric displays comprising the essence of life before deciding he simply must go on a night hike up the Beachwood Canyon trail to the iconic Hollywood sign. The band Jason has played guitar in since age 16 has just broken up after years of cross-country tours, and he suddenly faces an uncertain future. Unfortunately for Jason, as he approaches the trailhead he spots a group of coyotes heading down towards him. Have you ever seen coyotes on acid? They’re scary as hell. Jason retreats back to his apartment, wallowing in disappointment at another lost opportunity.

He discovers the next morning that three decapitated bodies were discovered on that very same trail, victims of an apparent gang hit. Time of death? The exact same time he was scared away. Did those beachwood coyotes save his life? You bet they did. Suddenly songs start pouring out of Jason, years and years of relentless touring providing fertile subject matter for songs about the loneliness of life on the road and the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. After bringing the hard-hitting rhythm section of bassist Drew Smith and drummer Bryan King on board along with Canadian guitar phenom Yan Clermont, Beachwood Coyotes is born.

The band retreats to a dark practice space and writes loud powerful songs with catchy beats and reckless melodic pop abandon. They design a DIY light show and pour every ounce of their energy into their live shows. The packed gigs feature frequent stage diving and impromptu in-crowd performances, that quickly gain the attention of Los Angeles tastemaker station KROQ.

Their upcoming EP, entitled ‘Scrubby' is produced by Austen Moret. Moret's influences showed the band a world of endless sonic possibilities. He seamlessly blended samples and electronic elements into the arrangements and incorporated a variety of different influences including hip-hop, hard rock, jazz/funk and even some barbershop quartet, pushing the band's music into a whole new territory.

‘Scrubby’ has been deemed a metaphor of the bands journey so far. “Thematically, the EP deals with growth and overcoming obstacles that have been placed in your way, as well as questioning and rejecting things that you may have taken for granted in the past”, reveals drummer King. “A band coming of age record, if you will”.

Leading single Face to Face highlights the band’s use of infectious melodies, driving rhythm section and strong harmonic vocals, creating the ultimate indie rock anthem. Rolling My Eyes showcases the versatility of the band, with a more funky electronic/hip-hop sound and socially conscious lyrics critiquing race relations in America. "We believe the best bands are like a melting pot of each person's styles, which together achieves something unique that you'd never be able to sit down and describe in advance”, confides King.

Buoyed by a growing local fanbase and multiple successful tours throughout the western US, Beachwood Coyotes are ready for their next step in their musical endeavor. Their latest EP ’Scrubby’ is set be released in summer of 2017. God bless those damn coyotes.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Sam Clark releases new video



Meet captivating, pop singer-songwriter Sam Clark. The Los Angeles based, Australian-born artist first rose to fame as an actor on the hit Australian TV program ‘Neighbours’. Credited in over 850 episodes of the internationally successful show, award nominated Clark's credits also include several films and a major role in the five time Emmy-winning FOX/Paramount production Grease: Live. His talent however, is clearly not limited to acting, having achieved top 40 success as a pop singer in Australia with his debut music release 'Broken'.

Clark’s latest musical release entitled 'Out Of Reach’ is co-written with Grammy award-winner Bill Grainer (Jennifer Hudson, Kimberley Locke). He confides how there was an instant connection between the two of them, “Despite us being from opposite sides of the globe we immediately hit it off and knew we were onto something special. We’ve been writing as a team between LA and NY under the moniker 'The Long Losts' ever since”. 'Out of Reach' is produced by fellow Australian, Andrew Furze (ARIA awards, The X Factor) and his team at TAG Music, who helped create this truly undeniable pop hit.

‘Out Of Reach’ is an intoxicating pop anthem featuring a melodic and energetic arrangement, paired with Clark’s honest and meaningful lyrics. This quintessential love song is an ode to authentic romance that is both relatable and heartfelt. "I want my songs to be catchy without compromising their lyrical content. If I had to choose a single theme that runs through all my songs, it would be love”, Clark admits. This narrative is further explored in the cinematic music video for ‘Out Of Reach’, as Clark adventures towards multiple forms of love.

Renowned for his live looping skills, Sam Clark is a seasoned performer having played hundreds of unique and engaging, one-man shows around the world. 'Out of Reach' is set for release summer 2017.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

ACROSS THE ATLANTIC - new music video '24 Hours'



Coming in HOT straight from San Antonio,TX, ACROSS THE ATLANTIC have announced the signing to SharpTone Records and have released a new video for their song '24 Hours'. Watch the video here:

The band consists of singer Jay Martinez backed by guitarists Jason Lugo & Julio Bautista along side bassist Jayy Garza & drummer Cody Cook. ACROSS THE ATLANTIC are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album which is slated for a summer release. In addition, ACROSS THE ATLANTIC currently have scheduled a homecoming festival in their hometown of San Antonio on May 27th at local venue The Korova. More info coming soon - stay tuned!

TENGGER CAVALRY Reveals Music Video for Politically-Charged Track "Independence Day"





Tengger Cavalry 2017 Tour Dates: 6/08 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Pyramid Scheme 6/09 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Taps Live 6/10 – Chicago, Ill. @ Beat Kitchen 6/11 – Fargo, N.D. @ Aquarium 6/13 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Windsor Hotel 6/14 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Amigos 6/15 – Edmonton, Alberta @ The Starlite Room 6/16 – Calgary, Alberta @ Distortion 6/18 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Astoria 6/19 – Seattle, Wash. @ Highline 6/21 – Portland, Ore. @ Dantes 6/23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of the Hill 6/24 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar 6/25 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Club Red 6/27 – Denver, Colo. @ Hi Dive 6/28 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Riot Room 6/29 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Hi Tone 6/30 – St Louis, Mo. @ Fubar 7/01 – Nashville, Tenn. @ East Room 7/02 – Johnson City, Tenn. @ The Hideaway 7/03 – Atlanta, Ga. @ 529 7/04 – Asheville, N.C. @ Mothlight 7/05 – Richmond, Va. @ Strange Matter 7/06 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Fire 7/07 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Saint Vitus 7/08 – Manchester, N.H. @ Jewel 7/21 – Simandre-sur-Suran. France @ Ragnard Rock Fest 2017 8/5 – Wacken, Germany @ Hauptstraße – Wacken Open Air 8/19 – Borre, Vestfold, Norway @ Midgardsblot Metalfestival

White Reaper announce October EU/UK tour // New album 'The World's Best American Band' out now via Polyvinyl Records


Photo credit: Jesse DeFlorio

Following on from the April release of their new album 'The World's Best American Band' on Polyvinyl Records, Louisville indie/garage band White Reaper have announced a short run of EU/UK tour dates for this October. The band will be playing the following dates:

23-Oct-17 / UK / Brighton - The Prince Albert 24-Oct-17 / UK / London - Sebright Arms 25-Oct-17 / UK / London - Old Blue Last 29-Oct-17 / Germany / Hamburg - Nochtwach 30-Oct-17 / Germany / Berlin - Musik & Frieden 31-Oct-17 / Germany / Cologne - MTC More dates TBA

A video for the latest track "The World's Best American Band" has just emerged too. One of the album’s centrepieces, the Simon Young-animated video for the title track premiered recently. Watch the video here:



Make sure to come out and see why people are singing the praises about this band, like when NPR caught them at this year's SXSW... "White Reaper's latest single is called 'The World's Best American Band,' which might seem a little hyperbolic until you've seen it live."

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

THE ONE HUNDRED REVEAL OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘MONSTER’



THE ONE HUNDRED have revealed a video for ‘Monster’, the second single from their forthcoming album, ‘Chaos + Bliss’. The clip was recently filmed in part at a nineteenth century fort in Rochester, Kent and features the most kick-ass of nightmare slayers!

Watch the video for ‘Monster’ here.

‘Chaos + Bliss’, The One Hundred’s debut studio album, was released via Spinefarm Records on June 2nd 2017. The 12 tracks – including lead UK single / video ‘Dark Matters’ and follow-up ‘Monster’ (both premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show) – will be available on CD, DL & LP, with the latter featuring bonus song ‘Temples’ (accessed via the free download card).

Pre-orders for the album are now live, including signed items and merchandising bundles, with ‘Monster’ being offered as an ‘instant grat’. The One Hundred are also imminently heading out on their full debut headline tour kicking off May 1st in Southampton; from here, the band continue across the UK, then out to France and Germany.

MAY UK / EURO TOUR DATES: 01 - UK - Southampton, Joiners 03 - UK - Bath, Moles 04 - UK - Plymouth, Underground 05 - UK - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 06 - UK - Nottingham, Rock City Basement 08 - UK - Glasgow, The Garage 09 – UK - Leeds, The Key Club 10 - UK - Birmingham, Asylum 2 11 - UK - London, Boston Music Room 13 – UK - Manchester, Rebellion 15 – FR - Paris, Backstage by the Mill 16 – DE - Cologne, Blue Shell 17 - DE - Hamburg, Hafenklang 18 – DE - Berlin, Maze

Tickets for all shows are on sale now. The One Hundred will also appear at the Teddy Rocks Festival in Dorset on April 29th plus the Download Festival on June10th. More tour and festival plans will be revealed in due course.

The One Hundred are: Vocals - Jacob Field Guitar – Tim Hider Bass – Phil Kneller Drums – Joe Balchin

COOKING VINYL Signs NOAH GUNDERSEN


Photo credit: CHARLIE SHUCK

COOKING VINYL is pleased to announce the signing of Seattle native NOAH GUNDERSEN, joining the label’s already star-studded line-up alongside Gogol Bordello, Alison Moyet, Lewis Watson, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, amongst others.

“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Howie and the good folks at Cooking Vinyl,” Gundersen says. “In the ever-shifting music industry, it's rare to find people willing to think outside the box and ahead of the curve, while still committing to a meaningful, hands-on approach. I have full confidence that the team at Cooking Vinyl are these kinds of people.”

In regards to the signing announcement, President of Cooking Vinyl America, Howie Gabriel, notes, “On behalf of the global Cooking Vinyl team, I am so excited to welcome Noah Gundersen to our family of artists. With a new album on the way, being able to use our resources to bring the album to the global music market is something we pride ourselves on being able to do. This marks a new era for Noah, and we couldn't be more happy to be part of this journey.”

For his upcoming fourth studio album, fans will find Gundersen's musical palette expanded from his previous works, showcasing thicker guitars and a heightened sense of self-awareness in his songwriting. Coming later this year, the highly anticipated body of work will reflect a whole new side of Gundersen, capitalizing on his already strong media following. NPR notes, “his songs are as intimate as a confessional.” Rolling Stone also took notice of Gundersen early on in his career saying, “It’s rare to see a young artist arrive so fully formed in his or her musical direction, but just in his mid-twenties, Noah Gundersen already seems to possess the soul of a grizzly rocker.”

Now, with a new label, new management (Red Light’s Mark Cunningham) and a new album on the way, Gundersen is ready to make 2017 his biggest mark on music yet. Currently, Gundersen is on the road with City and Colour (full dates below) and will be performing at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival on July 15 - 16. A new album is planned for release in the Fall of 2017.

TOUR DATES WITH CITY AND COLOUR: > June 06 - State Theatre - Portland, ME > June 08 - Blue Bills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA > June 09 - College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT > June 10 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY > July 15 - 16 - Vancouver Folk Music Festival - Vancouver, CAN

Monday, 5 June 2017

PLACEBO RELEASE NEW SINGLE + ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES



For a band with such a strong and unmistakable catalogue of original material, Placebo have always had an impeccable way with a cover version. Starting with a take on Syd Barrett’s Dark Globe, way back in 1996, they have freely interpreted the songs of others to complement the originals. Their choice of covers – from Nick Drake to Boney M; Serge Gainsbourg to Depeche Mode – demonstrates Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal’s musical influences and heritage. Rather than keep their musical passions locked in an ivory tower, they approach each interpretation with an excitement to share what they love.

With its sledgehammer beat and Molko’s keening vocal, ‘Life’s What You Make It’ – the lead track from last year’s EP of the same name – instantly reminds you of all the reasons you fell in love with Placebo. There is a great deal in common with the work of Talk Talk (who sang the original in 1986) and Placebo: both remained true to their artistic vision, even if that has sometimes meant not taking the easy route. The song’s message of making the best of circumstances strikes a particular chord in the challenging era in which we live.

“We covered Talk Talk's Life's What You Make It because it is a song from the 80s that we still liked, and wondered if we could replicate Gwen Stefani's global smash hit with her band's cover of 'It's My Life'. That remains to be seen…” Brian Molko says. Molko wanted something different for the film to accompany their song. He had a concept in mind that was loosely based around the original 1986 Talk Talk video that was shot at night on London’s Wimbledon Common. It featured the band surrounded by nature, complete with, as Molko puts it, “little beasties crawling over leaves”. Brian felt that there could be an updated version, where “the band would be robots playing instruments and that e-waste would replace nature, as it appears to be doing only a few decades after the song’s original release”. The brief that the band put out to prospective directors was short, simple and open to interpretation: “e-waste, please!”

It’s not that Placebo were inundated with appropriate responses. Brian continues, “The only director who actually came back to us with a treatment about e-waste was Sasha Rainbow. I called her up to sound her out and discovered that I was speaking to a very brave and passionate woman.”

Rainbow’s accompanying film for ‘Life’s What You Make It’ was shot in Agbogbloshie, a former wetland in the heart of Accra, in Ghana, which is home to one of the world's largest electronic waste dumps. It sets an apocalyptic backdrop of first-world waste against the daily lives of those who inhabit this thoroughly otherworldly space.

“I told her that she had balls of steel for actually daring to go film on location in Ghana and that, no, we would not be coming, since we were timid little souls,” Molko says. “The two boys in the film live in this extraordinary place,” Rainbow says. “Which for me, highlights a human’s ability to adapt with incredible strength, resilience, and humanity.” It is a compelling look into a world that few know exists: “I hoped to capture the environment in a dreamily meditative way that would at once juxtapose and yet synergise with the theme of the song, and glimpse at part of the repercussions of our current technological revolution. On the one hand, technology is enabling us to create things beyond our wildest imagination, and yet little discussion has been had about what to do with all our discarded e-waste.”

“I think that it is important to stress that the video is not anti-technology,” Molko adds. “That would be ridiculous, considering how much it enriches our daily lives. To me, it is about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity that has not been chosen. We do, however, hope that it will make the viewer think about the repercussions of just throwing away tech that doesn't work anymore. There are several new and ingenious ways to recycle tech these days. Some companies will even give you money for it. All it takes is a little more effort.” One of songwriter Mark Hollis’ key phrases in ‘Life’s What You Make It’, “yesterday’s favourite”, is sung so powerfully by Molko, and underlines the e-waste message strongly in the film; yet it is far from being downbeat – the boys are seen dancing and laughing, making the most of their circumstances.

‘Life’s What You Make It’ continues Placebo’s remarkable run of singles, and its accompanying short film will provide one of the most thought-provoking moments you’ll have all year.

The video for Placebo’s new single ‘Life’s What You Make It’ premiered Friday, June 2 2017.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

October: Sat 7 | Edinburgh Usher Hall Sun 8 | Dundee Caird Hall Tue 10 | Doncaster Dome Wed 11 | Blackpool Empress Ballroom Fri 13 | Reading Rivermead Sat 14 | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena Mon 16 | Portsmouth Guildhall Tue 17 | Swindon Oasis Fri 20 | Plymouth Pavilions Sat 21 | Wolverhampton Civic Hall Mon 23 | London O2 Brixton Academy

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Volumes - New Song + New Album 9 June 2017



Los Angeles, CA's heavy rock five-piece Volumes has released a new song, titled "Waves Control," from their forthcoming Fearless Records debut Different Animals, set to release June 9.

Check out VOLUMES "WAVES CONTROL" HERE.


Volumes will kick off a North American summer tour as support to Born Of Osiris on June 23. Full tour dates listed below. The band has already had a busy year, having been on the road with Born Of Osiris for The New Reign Part I Tour, headlining multiple shows across the U.S., and making stops at some of rock's biggest festivals including Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, and Northern Invasion.

VOLUMES - If Volumes can be defined by two things, it's a commitment to heavy, dynamic music...and confidence. The Los Angeles-based metalcore quintet, rounded out by Myke Terry [vocals], Gus Farias [vocals], Diego Farias [guitar], Raad Soudani [bass] and Nick Ursich [drums], are ready to take on the world. After parting ways with former vocalist Michael Barr, the band welcomed former Bury Your Dead vocalist Myke Terry into the fold, who brings a fresh twist into the mix with his high-energy and vibrant charisma. Having always been a standout in their genre for having two dynamic vocalists, utilizing different ranges of singing and screaming to create a layered and volatile sound, Volumes is ready to embark on the next chapter - building on their finesse for creating a unique fusion between intricate patterns, melodies and aggressive metal. The upcoming release, Different Animals, produced by Brandon Paddock (Set It Off, Palisades, Black Veil Brides), was named one of Alternative Press' "Most Anticipated Albums of 2017" and early singles have already received praise from Rock Sound, Metal Injection and more.

THE NEW REIGN PART II TOUR w/ Born Of Osiris, Volumes, Betraying The Martyrs and Widowmaker

June 23 - Montebello, QC @ Montebello Rockfest June 25 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater June 27 - Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon June 29 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room June 30 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose July 1 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground July 2 - Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown July 3 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep July 5 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater July 6 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls July 7 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live July 8 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock July 10 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall July 11 - Orlando, FL @ The Social July 12 - Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall July 13 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco July 14 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre July 15 - Freehold, NJ @Gamechangerworld July 16 - Easton, PA @ One Center Square July 18 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater July 19 - Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall July 20 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House July 21 - London, ON @ London Music Hall July 22 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache July 23 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Vagabon releases video for "Fear & Force" and announces new UK dates for October



Today, Vagabon has shared a music video for "Fear & Force." Vagabon's critically acclaimed debut album, Infinite Worlds, is available now via Father/Daughter Records.


Vagabon has also announced upcoming tour dates with Tegan & Sara, Pinegrove, Girlpool and headlining dates with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya in the US and will also be following up her recent European dates, that included a sold out first London show at Electrowerkz, with further shows in the UK and Germany in October. Tickets will be available for the Euro shows from this Friday.

EURO DATES: Oct 17 - London, UK @ The Garage Oct 18 - Manchester, UK @ Night and Day Oct 19 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla Oct 20 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store Oct 23 - Berlin, DE @ Privatclub Oct 24 - Hamburg, DE @ Turmzimmer

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

RIVRS Reveal 'Man of my Dreams'



RIVRS are back today to reveal their new single ‘Man of My Dreams’ from their anticipated new mixtape ‘The Berlin Mixtape’ coming next week.

Hot off the heels of banger ‘Bad Karma’, RIVRS say on their new single, ‘Man of My Dreams was something we wrote in Berlin on a keyboard in a flat we were staying in owned by an opera singer. It’s about thinking you've found a guy that’s perfect for you but for one reason or another you don't think you can be enough for them.”

From their first track 'Last Love' being picked up and licensed to cool French record label, Kitsuné to then getting asked by Charli XCX to remix her smash ‘Famous’ which has since gone on to receive over 500,000 streams on Soundcloud! Following from this Charli XCX signed their next track ‘Friend Lover’ to be one of the debut releases on her new record label ‘Vroom Vroom Recordings’! The track featured on the Spotify’s Top 50 Viral Chart both in the UK & US & their Hit New Music Playlist & Apple Music’s Best New Music playlists.

Their career so far has been filled with brilliant moments having supported Chromeo, Honne, Marina & The Diamonds, been the main support for Foxes and Clean Bandit on their last tour. They’ve supported Florence & The Machine at British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park and most recently, performed at Annie Mac Presents: Collected in April.

This is definitely an exciting time to for RIVRS and we cannot wait to see where they take us next.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Maggie Lindemann debuts video for "Pretty Girl" (Cheat Codes x CADE Remix)



RADAR STATE Reveals "Spinning Wheel"


Photo Credit: Mike Alexander

“This band is about getting back to a time when there was no pressure involved in making music,” explains vocalist and guitarist Jim Suptic, “just friends having a beer or two, hanging out in the garage, and making music that’s really fun to play. That’s the genesis of this band.” RADAR STATE has an impressive indie rock pedigree that includes Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams), Jim Suptic (The Get Up Kids, Blackpool Lights), Adam Phillips (The Architects, The Gadjits), and Josh Berwanger (The Anniversary, Berwanger). It’s unsurprising that their sound is guitar-driven and hook-laden, reminiscent of vintage Lookout Records pop-punk.

Their debut 7” is slated for a September 2017 release. The band just unveiled the inaugural track “Spinning Wheel”. It hits every highlight a music lover could want. Kicking off with a dual guitar attack, the track features Suptic on lead vocals singing about being "lost and lonely", with a palpable sense of yearning. It's emphatically backed as Berwanger and Pryor join in on the chorus. "The hardest part / Is knowing where to start / We're pickin' up the pieces together" are lyrics only too appropriate for these times and can just as easily be heard as a plaintive cry for togetherness in a divisive world as being about a broken relationship. Listen to it here:



RADAR STATE is Matt Pryor (vocals, bass), Jim Suptic (vocals, guitar), Adam Phillips (drums), and Josh Berwanger (vocals, guitar). Their debut 7” will be released September 2017.

Friday, 26 May 2017

LITTLE STEVEN - "SOULFIRE", Released 19 May 2017 via Wicked Cool Records/UMG - ALBUM REVIEW



I know Little Steven by reputation obviously but I don't know the artist per se. This is actually the first album I have listened to from him. I know, I know, shame on me and all that!!!

The least I can say is that it starts really well with Soulfire, the first title. It's a great track, horns, backing vocals, nice rhythm guitar. The song makes me think about a soft version of Joe Cocker in a more subtle and less shouty kind of way. :-)

I Am Coming Back sounds like Bruce obviously, Blues Is My Business would sit well on a Robert Cray album. Out of the 12 tracks I quite like I am Standing In A Line of Fire and the vibrant Down & Out Of New York City, a faux jazzy theme landing on more rocky chorus. A cool tune that could easily pass for a missing soundtrack from Shaft.

The rest of the album is pleasant. It sounds very E Street and the Bruce fans will probably applause with their three hands. Well produced and nicely written. You cannot help but thinking that the album is a bit stuck in a time warp.

With the calibre of Little Steven one could have expected a little bit more in terms of innovation or introspection. It seems to me that risk taking has been parked. Now this is not about saying that the legendary guitarist and actor has delivered a collection of B-Sides on his latest album because Ride the Away or I saw The Light are very solid tracks. But still you miss a certain rock'n'roll urgency.

Overall I like the album and you may too - albeit you won't be surprised, especially if you like Bruce.

Overall: Cool but predictable.
If I was To Pick 3 only: Ride the Away, Soulfire, Down & Out Of New York City
Live test: Now you are talking :-)

Reviewed by Pascal Derrien

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Michael Monroe - 'The Best'



In the leather-bound history of heartfelt rock ‘n’ roll, not only will Michael Monroe have at least one chapter all to himself, but his name will be colourfully threaded throughout, such has been his impact, his appeal and his ongoing never-surrender story; a powerful, inspirational tale told in detail on ‘The Best’ – the first official collection of his (ongoing) solo musical exploits, featuring prime tracks from 1987 right up to 2017…

“This album is a great representation of my 30-year solo career, including four songs from the Little Steven-produced ‘Demolition 23’ album, which has been unavailable for over 20 years, plus some special rarities and previously unreleased bonus tracks."

Icon, song-writer, multi-instrumentalist, media personality, flamboyant force of nature and one of rock’s most celebrated and uber-kinetic front-men, Michael has been a name and a (much-photographed) face on the scene since 1979 when he played a central role in the formation of Hanoi Rocks – legendary Finnish glam-punk heroes who came within a rolling paper’s width of taking the world by glitter-storm.

Were it not for cruel and fickle fate, Hanoi – who disbanded for the first time in 1985, then finally in 2009 – might have ended up as an arena act; but whatever obstacles were thrust in their path, they were never less than the real deal, and major names like Guns N’ Roses were ready to acknowledge their influence and their worth (G N’ R would go on to issue the European Hanoi catalogue in the US via their Uzi Suicide imprint).

Over his three-decades-plus in the spotlight, Michael has befriended and performed with a whole host of artists and acts, including Guns N’ Roses and Slash; Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Little Steven, Ian Hunter, the front-man has shared stages and studios with them all, but since that first break-up of Hanoi in the mid-’80s, he’s essentially been pursuing his own path, and it’s this solo activity that forms the basis of ‘The Best’ – almost two hours’ worth of career-spanning music, re-mastered by Svante Forsback and sequenced by the great man himself.

As well as key, high-profile numbers such as ‘Dead, Jail Or Rock ‘N’ Roll’ (from second solo album, 1989’s ‘Not Fakin’ It’, the promo clip for which features an onstage cameo from Axl Rose) and ‘’78’ (from 2011’s ‘Sensory Overdrive’, voted Album Of The Year by Classic Rock magazine), this two-CD set also showcases some ‘from the vaults’ moments for collectors and completists, with bonus tracks and previously unreleased songs strategically placed to make the journey both scenic and surprising.

“There’s a couple of extra special tracks like ‘It’s A Lie’, sung as a duet with Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords Of The New Church) back in 1985, and a never-before-released 2nd version of the Steppenwolf cover 'Magic Carpet Ride’ featuring Slash, left over from the ‘Coneheads’ soundtrack project that Slash did with me in 1993. And since Slash has the biggest heart of gold in Rock‘n’Roll, he was kind enough to allow me to use it on this album. God bless him!”

Two other previously unreleased songs are ‘Fist Fulla Dynamite’ and ‘Simpletown’, outakkes from the ‘Blackout Stakes’ album (2015), plus there’s the new single ‘One Foot Outta The Grave’ – an anthem of pure defiance – to bring things nicely up to date, showing Michael’s continued commitment to a genre (we’re talkin’ rock ‘n’ roll here, straight from the source!) he has both celebrated and driven forward with unbridled passion, energy and emotion, not to mention a natural front-cover flair.

So... 29 great and glorious tracks. A heady life in music. Simply, ‘The Best’.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY RELEASE STUDIO DIARIES FOR BRAND NEW ALBUM



The Cavalera brothers are back! Max and Iggor Cavalera, who created some of the most influential metal records in music history with SEPULTURA and inspiring the heavy and extreme music scene over decades, are currently hard at work in the studio in Phoenix, Arizona, to record the fourth album of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY!

Set to be released in the Fall of 2017 on Napalm Records, Max and Iggor have now left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio. Check it out right here:


Produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, the recordings of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's upcoming album will be documented by Horns Up Rocks, titled 'The Conspiracy Diaries'. These exciting studio episodes will be released over the next months and will share an in-depth view behind the scene's of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's work in the studio.

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, as the CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will strike back this Fall!

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY are: Max Cavalera – Vocals, Guitar Iggor Cavalera – Drums, Percussion Marc Rizzo – Lead Guitar Johny Chow – Bass

ELECTRIC SIX Releases "I'll Be In Touch" (inspired by Billy Joel video)



Detroit-based dance rockers ELECTRIC SIX have made its first official music video in five years! Behold, the video for "I'll Be In Touch" off their latest release Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres, which was released last October via Metropolis Records.

Directed by Los Angeles director Dillon Vaughn, "I'll Be In Touch" is a shot-for-shot (mostly) remake of the video for "Sometimes A Fantasy" by Billy Joel which was released in 1980. "Twenty-seven years later, the story remains the same," explains vocalist Dick Valentine. "Men are insecure, they have shitloads of problems, and even women who don't really exist have no time for their bullshit."

Known for their timeless videos for "Danger! High Voltage!" and "Gay Bar" from 2003, Electric Six has eased up the throttle on music videos in recent years...but this concept was too good to pass up.

Consistently releasing a mind-bending album every year since 2005, they’ve spiced things up with a heavier dose of atmosphere and textures on Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres, their twelfth studio album, which All Music Guide heralds, "Electric Six can still make albums that show they have life left in them, and as someone once said, partying well is the best revenge." And party is what Electric Six does best with their raucous and often highly entertaining live shows.

The band will kick off a North American Summer tour on June 2 in Newport, KY, playing tracks from Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres as well as their tried and true best, including "Danger! High Voltage", "Gay Bar", "Down at McDonnelzzz" among may others. Their critically acclaimed debut album FIRE peaked at #5 on the U.S. Dance chart and would later reach gold certification in the UK. Since then, the band has gone on to release twelve albums including Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres, a live album/DVD that was funded via Kickstarter and continues to tour both nationally and globally.

Electric Six is Dick Valentine (vocals), Da Ve (guitar), Johnny Na$hinal (guitar), and Tait Nucleus? (synths).

Monday, 22 May 2017

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band announce new single ‘Ghosts’ plus June / July UK tour dates


Photo credit: Ross Halfin

Following on from last year’s fond tribute to David Bowie, ‘Dandy,’ Ian Hunter releases a second cut from his widely acclaimed new solo album, ‘Fingers Crossed.’ A vivacious stomper, recorded at HOBO Studios in New Jersey, and co-produced by Hunter and Andy York, ‘Ghosts’ was inspired by a 2014 visit to Union Avenue in Memphis where Ian and the Rant Band were invited to jam in rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Sam Phillips’ legendary Sun Studio.

“I’m like some kid in a candy store – always been a fan It’s all still here – the atmosphere – it’s where it all began”

As leader of ‘70s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and as a hugely influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock’n’roll’s most compelling performers and one of its most articulate songwriters. As author of such immortal anthems as, “All The Way From Memphis”, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks” and the voice of such landmark albums as, “All The Young Dudes”, “Mott”, “Ian Hunter” and “You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic”, he remains a hero to fellow musicians and fans around the world. ‘Ghosts’ will be released on 9th June 2017 on Proper Records. Listen to 'Ghosts' here:



ON TOUR IN JUNE/JULY 2017: Tue 13 Jun 2017 – Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden Wed 14 Jun 2017 – Old Fire Station, Carlisle Fri 16 Jun 2017 – Waterfront, Norwich Sat 17 Jun 2017 – Cheese & Grain, Frome Sun 18 Jun 2017 – Arts Centre, Bingley Tue 20 Jun 2017 – Hangar 34, Liverpool Wed 21 Jun 2017 – Stables, Milton Keynes Thu 22 Jun 2017 – Welly Club, Hull Sun 25 Jun 2017 – Town Hall, Birmingham Mon 26 Jun 2017 – Guild Hall, Preston Wed 28 Jun 2017 – Student Central (formerly ULU), London Thu 29 Jun 2017 – Plug, Sheffield Fri 30 Jun 2017 – Engine Rooms, Southampton Mon 03 Jul 2017 – Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Playhouse, Whitley Bay

RAMMSTEIN SIGNING EVENT IN CENTRAL LONDON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th



German legends visit the capital to greet fans and sign copies of audio / visual extravaganza, 'Rammstein: Paris', out this week via Spinefarm Records in the UK. Rammstein will mark the launch of 'Rammstein: Paris' with a visit to London to meet fans and sign copies of this long-awaited concert film, first shown theatrically and now available as a multi-format, lavishly-packaged release via Spinefarm Records.

This rare event - only the second time Rammstein have undertaken a signing session of this type in the UK - will take place at the historic Café De Paris in London's West End...

Café de Paris. 3 Coventry St. London W1D 6BL
Signing times: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Closest tube stations: Piccadilly Circus / Leicester Square Fans will be able to queue outside the venue from 5pm on the 24th, and wrist-bands will be distributed to ensure entry.

In March 2012, during the 'Made in Germany' tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 rabid fans. Featuring 22 songs (128 mins) from the band's entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.

Simply, 'Rammstein: Paris' - available on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, LP & DL - is one of the best rock concert films of all time. Absolument.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Hunter & The Bear - "Paper Heart" - ALBUM REVIEW



Hunter & The Bear - "Paper Heart"

You Can Talk, the opening track, says it all. It sets the tone insofar, as you know deep down, that you are not going to let it go. You know you are going to listen to the entire album. It is going be solid, cohesive and convey emotions in a way that only a true rock band can deliver.

Rightly or wrongly, even if they are British, I cannot help thinking about American bands such as Vertical Horizon, Life House or even Third Eye Blind... Not so much for the music, even though they are probably not that distant from one another. No, what I have in mind in terms of commonality is the integrity, the craftsmanship and the ability to create milestone anthems, nothing less.

Hologram and Paper Heart in particular are a great platform for lead singer Will who can display his ability to reach not only the right notes but sings with his heart on his sleeve - literally speaking. The whole being supported by enthusiastic and efficient backing vocals.

I like the urgency in Who's Gonna Hear You and I hope for the band that many will get to listen to them and other tunes such as Renegade (tell me if it's a Billy Idol Like Intro) or DRK. The atmospheric I Am What I Am and its slow tempo is a beautiful contained piece of music. Funnily enough I was expecting the track to take off at some point in a very predictible way but it did not and I was taken by surprise by the ending :-).

This band, after producing a solid collection of singles in the last 18 months, is slowly becoming one of the most interesting Atlantic (prior Brexit) rock bands of the moment (it's a new genre only known to me :-)).

You would be daft (I know you aren't :-))not to be curious enough to investigate any further!!!

Overall: I am looking forward to more albums.
If Only I was to Pick 3: I am What I Am, Renegade, You Can Talk
Live test: Please let me know if they drop by Dublin!!!

Reviewed by Pascal Derrien

Thursday, 18 May 2017

DEMOB HAPPY Become Puppets For "Dead Dreamers" Video


Photo Credit: Old Swiss

UK outfit DEMOB HAPPY’s music video for “Dead Dreamers” has just premiered exclusively at EARMILK. “Dead Dreamers”, which EARMILK called a “bouncy jam full of fuzz and thrusting, tight guitar work”, is the newest single to come from the band, distributed through Atlantic Records’ imprint Taste and Tone.

The “Muppets gone dark rock”-inspired video for “Dead Dreamers” is sure to gain as much praise as the single itself. NME said “There are hints of ‘Showbiz’-era Muse and pre-stadium Biffy Clyro. In other words, Demob Happy are rock giants in the making.” The Guardian astutely applauded the band as “a joyride through rock’s sleazier back alleys.” With the fuzzy guitars, bouncing bass, and frontman Matt Marcantonio’s ability to emote the gritty and the pretty aspects of madness and euphoria conveyed in the track.

Demob Happy have asserted themselves as an unstoppable sonic force since their inception. From playing basements gigs in their own coffee shop-come-studio HQ, the Nowhere Man Café, sold-out headline shows across the UK and Europe, and appearances at Reading & Leeds, The Great Escape and SXSW, the band makes no plan on stopping their upward trajectory. Looking ahead, Demob Happy are currently working with Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood) on their upcoming album.

Confirmed to support The Cribs across the UK at shows including London’s The Forum on May 18th, Demob Happy will also support Gang Of Youths in May, all dates listed below.

Demob Happy is Matt Marcantonio (vocals / bass), Adam Godfrey (guitar / vocals), and Thomas Armstrong (drums / vocals). "Dead Dreamers" was produced by Tom Dalgety.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

JIMMY LUMPKIN & THE REVIVAL Release Self-Titled EP



Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival expand their brand of Alabama-based soul rock with the release of their self-titled EP, Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival, out May 12 on Skate Mountain Records. Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival are playing the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL on May 19. They will be playing full-band at the Mermaid Stage at 12:30 p.m. local time, and then will have a pop-up acoustic set in the VIP Grove at 4:30 p.m local time. Tickets for Hangout Music Fest are sold out.

Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival showcases the depth and spectrum of emotions and vibes that Lumpkin’s rich, raspy croon is so adept at conveying. On the dynamic “Troubled Soul”, Lumpkin offers a welcoming hand to a traveling loner. Atop soulful, bluesy rock and brass, the vocals astutely characterize the mix of heartfelt sensitivity and earthy grit that is at the core of Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival. Conversely, “The Best One” offers a more subdued, curated introspective focus of love-gone-by reflection, with Lumpkin’s aching voice complimented by the rise and fall of the organ and the sparse drums.



TRACKLISTING: 1. Every Time I Leave 2. My Name Is Love 3. The Best One 4. Down To The Fields

Hailing out of Mobile, Alabama, Jimmy Lumpkin’s music reflects the heart and soul of the man himself: sensitive, passionate, and considerate of the ebbs and flows of life, all types of people, and the world, with southern roots clearly reflected in the shades of soul, Americana, and blues influences found in his brand of rock. A quiet man who loves to spend time at home, in his cabin with his wife, Lumpkin’s uses his music to speak for him. Far from a stereotype or trope of his environment, Lumpkin is one of the most progressive people you’d ever expect to meet from Alabama. A vegetarian and environmentalist, he is passionate about the damage being done to the planet and the life on it. Writing songs at his home just outside of a town rich with Southern history and racial diversity, Lumpkin is acutely aware of the conflicts and injustices going on in the country and is passionate about making a world where all cultures can co-exist peacefully.

For his part, Lumpkin translates these passions and feelings into art that brings out the emotions needed to rise above the strife, yet remain resolutely human. Lumpkin is aided in this mission by his talented band, including Duane Betts and the horn section known as The Horn Stars (also known as "Sturgill Simpson's Road Dog Horns"). Creating and performing as Jimmy Lumpkin & The Revival, they bring out an array of emotions with Lumpkin’s impassioned voice and lyricism carried hand-in-hand with bluesy guitar, horns, and organ.

After performing at Hangout Music Fest, Lumpkin will be embarking on a solo tour in June with Sean Rowe (all dates below). With music made so clearly indicative of the soul and place it derives from, Lumpkin is eager to hit the road with an open heart promising healing and a celebration of all that comes in this life.

TOUR DATES: June 09 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL June 10 - The Back Room at Colectivo - Milwaukee, WI June 11 - The Frequency - Madison, WI June 13 - Turf Club - Saint Paul, MN June 15 - The Mill - Iowa City, IA

DEVILSKIN announce 2 intimate UK headline shows to coincide with DOWNLOAD 2017



DEVILSKIN following a hugely successful UK tour in March, are proud to announce a pair of intimate shows to coincide with their performance at Download 2017. DEVILSKIN play Ireland with Airbourne before they return to the UK to play the Download Festival on Sunday June 11th at 4pm on the Dogtooth stage, followed by two headline shows in Bridgewater and Bournemouth on June 14th and 15th .

"We are totally excited to hit Ireland for the first time and especially so to share the stage with the mighty Airbourne, those shows will be off the hook! Then we get to live the dream of playing Download festival alongside so many of our heroes. We are so ready! All guns WILL be blazing and us Devils will be taking no prisoners! Look out Download!!”

Devilskin will be playing songs for their new critically acclaimed new studio album Be Like The River. History recently repeated itself for Devilskin as their new album Be Like The River entered their domestic album chart at #1 on week of release. Just 18 months ago their debut album We Rise spent 3 weeks in the pole position. This is unprecedented in rock music in New Zealand and is a testament to the excellence of Devilskin’s brilliant second studio album Be Like The River.

Be Like The River was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin’s European Tour in 2016. After the success of We Rise the band maintained their strong working relationships, continuing the very successful and creative association with Producer Clint Murphy. Murphy produced and mixed the album, working alongside Ryan Smith from Sterling Sound New York who mastered both albums.

Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics’ Aunt and Paul’s sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Paul’s evil twin.

Devilskin have already earned a formidable reputation by earnestly demonstrating commitment to unpretentious musical values: writing songs that have depth and passion, and a relentless touring schedule. Their tactical instrumental attack is balanced by the seductive Jennie Skulander and her incredible voice that sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.

Musically twisted and possessed, catch the fearsome and irresistible Devilskin and be prepared to have your soul shredded.

DEVILSKIN UK & Ire June tour dates: Tue 6th Dublin The Academy w/ Airbourne Wed 7th Belfast Think Tank w/ Airbourne Sun 11th Dogtooth Stage DOWNLOAD 2017 Wed 14th Bridgewater The Cobblestones Thur 15th Bournemouth The Anvil

LIFE OF AGONY ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES IN SEPTEMBER



Brooklyn's legendary LIFE OF AGONY have announced a seven date UK tour in September kicking off at Norwich Waterfront on the 15th taking in Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham and finishing up at The Electric Ballroom in London on the 23rd ! Says bassist Alan Robert: "With the new record finally out and all the excitement surrounding 'A Place Where There's No More Pain' from our friends in the U.K., heading back there this September to play new music is going to be absolutely killer. We haven't visited some of the cities on this run in over a decade... and it's been WAY too long!"

LIFE OF AGONY September 2017: 15th NORWICH – Waterfront 16th MANCHESTER – Gorilla 18th NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms 19th NEWCASTLE – Institute 20th GLASGOW – The Garage 21st BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute 2 23rd LONDON – Electric Ballroom

LIFE OF AGONY's 5th studio album, A Place Where There's No More Pain, their first in 12 years was released recently worldwide on Napalm Records to critical acclaim! Produced by Matt Brown & Life Of Agony and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains, Machine Head, Deftones), the drive and intensity these ten blistering new tracks possess, surpass all expectations that built up in the past 12 years – a cathartic Sturm & Drang experience for the listener that matches the ferocity of River Runs Red with gut wrenching rock melodies. Raging guitar riffs, heartfelt lyrics and killer grooves mark the return of LOA's signature sound and turn A Place Where There's No More Pain into a passionate, soul-searching affair.

Beside the just announced UK tour happening in September, LIFE OF AGONY will return to Europe on the following dates, make sure to catch these legends and their energetic live shows here:

29.05.17 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp 30.05.17 CH - Zurich / Dynamo 31.05.17 FR - Lyon / CCO 02.06.17 ES - Barcelon / Razzmatazz 2 03.06.17 ES - Bilbao / Santana 27 04.06.17 ES - Madrid / Sala Penelope 09.-12.08.17 CZ - Josefov / Brutal Assault 12.08.17 NL - Leeuwarden / Into The Grave Festival 16.08.17 DE - Münster Jovel 17.08.17 DE - Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze Festival 23.08.17 DE - Leipzig Werk2 24.08.17 DE - Berlin Huxleys

LIFE OF AGONY emerged from the New York music scene in the early '90s with one of the most distinctive sounds in its genre. Best known for its 1993 metal/crossover debut River Runs Red, the band instantly built a die-hard, cult following. For over two decades, the group toured relentlessly all over the world, sharing stages with the biggest names in rock, including Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. After the much-praised Ugly (1995), LIFE OF AGONY opted for a highly energetic alternative rock approach on Soul Searching Sun (1997) and Broken Valley (2005) – the latter produced by Greg Fidelman (Slipknot, Metallica). LIFE OF AGONY has sold over one million albums to date.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

CHRIS STAPLETON’S FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 LANDS AT NUMBER 2 ON THE UK AMERICANA CHART



Chris Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 1, landed at No 2 on the UK Americana Chart on Friday, following critical support from influential UK media including Line Of Best Fit and Apple. The highly anticipated full-length record is the first new music from Stapleton since 2015’s breakthrough double Platinum solo debut Traveller and will be followed by From A Room: Volume 2—coming later this year.

Stapleton showed his humorous side on Jimmy Fallon last week when he joined Kevin Bacon in a comic rendition of ZZ Top’s ‘Legs’ for First Drafts Of Rock.


The new album takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where it was recorded during the winter of 2016-17. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, Volume 1 features eight original songs as well as a rendition of “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning,” written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar and made famous by Willie Nelson. Additional album highlights include “Second One To Know,” which Stapleton recently premiered at the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards as well as the album’s first single, “Either Way.”

In addition to Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums and musicians Mickey Raphael on harmonica, Robby Turner pedal steel and Mike Webb on keys.

The May 5 release of Volume 1 comes exactly two years to the day since the release of Traveller. Released to immediate widespread critical acclaim, the album had one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015. Following a historic turn on the 49th Annual CMA Awards—where Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards – Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where it stayed for two straight weeks. The critically acclaimed album went on to win multiple Grammy and ACM Awards and was the #1 selling Country album of 2016 and the fourth-highest selling album of 2016 across all genres. Additionally, in the past two years, Stapleton has performed on multiple national TV shows including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and was profiled on “CBS News Sunday Morning.”

Coming off a sold-out Canadian tour last month, Stapleton is currently in the midst of an extensive U.S. tour. “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” will span throughout 2017 and includes stops at L.A.’s The Forum, Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and New York’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater and will feature Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and Marty Stuart as special guests. Of a recent performance, the Seattle Times declares, “…Stapleton dazzled the sold-out crowd with a barrage of songs that defy easy categorization while receiving the kind of deafening cheers reserved for superstars.” For information & tickets please visit: http://www.livenation.com/artists/167799/chris-stapleton-all-american-road-show?utm_source=Chris+Stapleton&utm_campaign=1f51e3b205-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_12fbb54ccb-1f51e3b205-48264749

FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 TRACKLIST: 1. Broken Halos (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson) 2. Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning (Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar) 3. Second One To Know (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson) 4. Up To No Good Livin’ (Chris Stapleton and Casey Beathard) 5. Either Way (Chris Stapleton, Tim James and Kendall Marvel) 6. I Was Wrong (Chris Stapleton and Craig Wiseman) 7. Without Your Love (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson) 8. Them Stems (Chris Stapleton, Jimmy Stewart and Shawn Camp) 9. Death Row (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

Monday, 15 May 2017

Bridgit Mendler Premieres Video for "Can't Bring This Down" Feat. Pell



RIDGIT MENDLER'S music video for “Can’t Bring This Down” offers a colorful, laid-back energy perfect for riding the warm weather of Spring into the shine of Summer. Logging in at over 1 million streams on Spotify and Youtube combined, “Can’t Bring This Down” is sure to grow more popular with the release of this music video, directed by Vladimir Sepetov.

Featuring guest vocals and appearance from rising MC Pell, along with trippy, kaleidoscope-esque visuals, this video parallels the easing, endearing spirit and lush vocals Bridgit brings to the track. Bridgit told Paper Magazine: "This video was so simple but it captures the disorienting effect of your emotions. With Pell and me in this video, you can't tell which way is down. When you fall for someone, you fall upwards into an emotional high. It was easy and fun to shoot this video because when I work with Pell, he is always game to try out ideas. It makes creativity boundless."

Pell waxed on the creative process saying, "I love working with Bridgit because it feels effortless when we create. The song reminds me of how good it can feel when you don't hold down your feelings, and also how fun it can be giving into them."

WATCH VIDEO HERE: BRIDGIT MENDLER "Can't Bring This Down"

“Can’t Bring This Down” conveys the pleasant etherizing momentum of a new love interest, and the music video embodies that sweeping excitement. Bridgit’s dynamic vocal range offers a variety of tones throughout the track - from soaring, crooning choruses to sultry R&B-influenced verses, perfectly blended the airy and the palpable parts of joyful new beginnings. The subtle, pulsing drum-and-bass beat of the hook and the finger snaps of the verses wrap around helping to emphasize how Bridgit and Pell’s voices complement each other, creating a pop hit that sways with a soft intimacy.

Described by Noisey as a “crossroads between Imogen Heap and early Purity Ring”, Bridgit has been building her career independently and consistently, evolving from her pop-oriented origins and honing her own sound influenced by artists such as Lauryn Hill. Her effortless combination of silky pop verses with edgy soul and R&B-tinged choruses create beautiful harmonies and show off her impressive vocal range. Amassing a social media following that amounts to millions across multiple platforms (7.7 million likes on Facebook; 4.78 million on Twitter; 1.5 million on Instagram), Bridgit has clearly built a well-earned fanbase. Her single "Atlantis" (her first since the release of debut album, 2012's Hello My Name Is...) scored a highly coveted spot on Stereogum's "Top 40 Pop Songs of 2016" as well as positions on top Spotify playlists including New Music Friday, Workout, Young & Free, among others. Establishing her firm hold on the mainstream, the track received over 1 million total plays on Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, and Apple Music on release and reached #1 on Hype Machine's Popular Chart and #2 on Spotify's Global Viral Chart.

Like the previous single, "Atlantis", the stunning follow-up “Do You Miss Me At All” premiered on Noisey, followed by the music video’s premiere on Pigeons & Planes, who labeled the song a “simmering breakup track.” Taken from her Nemesis EP, "Do You Miss Me At All" hit #2 on Spotify’s Viral Chart and #1 on Hype Machine, garnering more than 7 million combined streams and receiving international critical acclaim, exponentially building her momentum and setting the stage for the aforementioned astounding debut of "Can't Bring This Down."