Faded Shades Alternative Rock Release Catchy New Single She Left Yesterday


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Faded Shades Alternative Rock Release Catchy New Single She Left Yesterday

A heartfelt message of solace regarding a love lost to the allure of travel, ‘She Left Yesterday’ is the new single to come from alternative rockers Faded Shades. A jangle pop guitar riff creates the backbone of the song providing an upbeat melody for the drums and bass to dance along to. ‘She Left Yesterday’ is catchy and instantly recognisable. Drawing influence from the sound of Oasis, Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Who, the three piece pour their influences into their own music.

 

Describing their first album as a pipe dream recorded in a spare bedroom, this experience pushed Faded Shades onto bigger and better things. Now having finished recording their second album in Big Jelly Studio, they had the luxury of a week’s residency, a very different recording process to their debut. Their name Faded Shades refers to a Small Faces lyric and the concept of getting lost in something.

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Aussie Bands Grunge Psychedelic Grind and Some Serious Slap


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Emerging partly as a lifeline for one of the band’s members as he climbed out of a dark place, Sotu’s debut album is a reflection of the joy of rediscovering music coupled with the intense journey of recovery and thriving in life after bouncing back from the brink of despair.

The dynamic album explores a range of themes with Eddie Vedder like lead vocals and anthemic guitar lines. 

The Australian five piece was initially formed in the 90s, and reformed in 2016 with a new drummer, new name, and a new drive for making music. Drawing influence from SoundGarden and Foo Fighters, they describe their sound as groovy eclectic rock and cruise style with a Grungy Psychedelic grind, occasional slappy bass and lightly sprinkled silliness with the odd mellow floaty ballad. 

Sotu produces a charged youthful sound that is tempered by the maturity of the musicians and songwriters.

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The Star Prairie Project Releases Latest Coronavirus Inspired Single ‘Home of Hope’


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Written as a mental health endeavour to cope with lockdown, ‘Home of Hope’ is the latest single to come from recording band The Star Prairie Project. Feeling overwhelmed by news stories filled with stress and anxiety, ‘Home of Hope’ is meant to act as an uplifting counter narrative, focused on keeping optimistic during this difficult time. Once again teaming up with LA producer and vocalist Rudiger (All American Rejects, Kinks‘Home of Hope’ is an upbeat Americana ballad.
 
‘The Star Prairie Project’ is a recording project set up by Nolen R. Chew Jr, a songwriter from Star Prairie Wisconsin, where the band take their name from. Collaborating with musicians from all over the world to bring his songs to life, The Star Prairie Project is solely a recording project and have been releasing music since 2018.
 
‘Home of Hope’ available on all major platforms

 

The Star Prairie Project Releases Latest Coronavirus Inspired Single ‘Home of Hope’

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Get Some Peace Of Mind From The Ghostly Beard


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Get Some Peace Of Mind From The Ghostly Beard

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Ghostly Beard and perhaps it’s times like these, in isolation, that inspire us to share, write about and explore what we’re doing and who we are.

It seems there are many of us are feeling vulnerable, lost and question what life is all about and those who come and go, but we all deserve some peace of mind. 

Ghostly Beards latest song, ‘Peace Of Mind’ is exactly that. The lyrics reflected by the times in one’s life which don’t seem to be improving, hoping the warmth of the sun shining on your face will make it right. 

Artists, singer, songwriters, soul searching to find themselves in normal times just to reach out and find someone who is willing to just listen and Ghostly Beard isn’t alone on this one. 

I know in recent studies taken place in Australia, the most vulnerable to low mood and depression are those in the arts industry, and in these horrid times of isolation and quarantine, daily news on the lonely topic of Covid 19, we can’t deny, is having a huge impact on us all. 

‘Peace Of Mind’ is a song obviously written from the heart and one in which I take my hat off too. It’s a song of questions and hope in amongst the darkness and a reminder, that we are not alone. Good one Ghost! 

‘Peace Of Mind’ is released today 15th April

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LINKS TO GHOSTLY BEARD

Website: https://ghostlybeard.com/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aghostlybeard

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ghostlybeard/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghostlybeard

Bandcamp: https://ghostlybeard.bandcamp.com/

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Female Fronted Rock Queens, High Grass Smashing New Single, Tonight


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Female Fronted Rock Queens, High Grass Smashing New Single, Tonight

After forming in Cuba, now based in Los Angeles, alt-rock outfit High Grass write ambitious and frank songs about relationships and day to day life with darker, more introspective undertones. Inspired to empower the next generation, their latest single ‘Tonight’  hopes to motivate people to be true to themselves and to always follow their dreams.

Originally from Moscow, Russia, High Grass’ front woman Kristina Miranda moved to Cuba in 2010, joining forces with Marciel in 2012, where High Grasswas born. With Cuba being an isolated country, with hardly any internet until 2015, there was a time that Rock and Roll music was banned and could only be found in the underground scene. Despite limited resources, High Grass recorded their music in their bedroom’s. Rock is still known in Cuba for its rebel expression, which is why High Grass create music to bring attention to the struggles that people experience living there.

 

It wasn’t long before they started making quite a name for themselves over in Cuba, collecting nominations for The Best Rock Band of Cuba at the “Cuerda Viva” and performing at Havana World Music Festival (2015). It was in that period that High Grass captured the attention of multi-Grammy producer Jacquire King and talented artist, Christian Paschall (Maren Morris’ drummer) who were the first influential figures in the industry to grasp the potential in the band. Since then, High Grass have collaborated with them on several future releases.

 

When speaking more on ‘Tonight’, High Grass’ lead vocalist Kristina explained 

“We wrote the song “Tonight” back in Cuba in 2012. This song is about finding your path and being true to yourself. It was inspired by my decision to move from Moscow to Havana, where Marciel and I met and started the band. It was hard to leave my family and friends, but this decision has totally changed my life. I have no idea what it would be like if I hadn’t made this choice, and believe it is essential to follow your instincts to find yourself”.

 

High Grass are currently nearing the official release of their EP, which will contain 5 tracks, written and recorded by the band back in Cuba.

Female Fronted Rock Queens, High Grass Smashing New Single, Tonight

LINKS TO HIGH GRASS

Website: https://www.highgrass.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highgrassband/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highgrassband

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/high-grass-band/tonight-2/s-yrGEs

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5WQhfcpi8jH6sevBsX6qZi?si=sJFltOzzRmexld5JpNV44A

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Rip Roaring Rocking New Single, Another Sun from Graces Collide


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IRip Roaring Rocking New Single, Another Sun from Graces Collide

Brighton riff monsters Graces Collide recently released the second single from their debut album No Tomorrow – which gets its own release on Friday April 10th. Another Sun features Nikki Smash from The Rocket Dolls on extra vocal duty and has been setting the radio airwaves alight all over the world for the past few weeks Graces Collide are a powerful melodic riff laden rock monster hailing from the heart of Brighton, UK.

“Another Sun is the idea of pulling away from someone who once lit up your world, but slowly they turned into a dying star. The song goes through the emotions of trying to escape the pull of this black hole in search of a new horizon” says Graces Collide frontman Danny Wenham.

Smash says “When the lads asked me to spit some vocals on it, I couldn’t say no. After touring the UK a few times with Graces Collide, this was my favourite to hear live. It was meant to be!” “To be able to have immortalised a song featuring Nikki Smash who I respect so much as a musician and a great friend is the kind of blessing only music gives you!” adds bassist Jurgan Hamblin.

Graces Collide are:
Danny Wenham – Vocals & Lead Guitar
Jurgan Hamblin – Bass
Will Hamblin – Rhythm Guitars
Drums – Currently Vacant
Graces Collide Debut Album ‘NO TOMORROW’ is released tomorrow, April 10th

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Website: https://www.gracescollide.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GracesCollideMusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GracesCollide

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracescollide/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5JLhMwYWsOxVmdyDamvtmy

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Indie Rockers Gaspar Sanz New Song Inspired by Cheryl the Cat


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Indie Rockers Gaspar Sanz New Song Inspired by Cheryl the Cat

‘Cheryl’ is the first single for 2020 from Sydney indie-rockers Gaspar Sanz. Known for their energy and infectious sense of play, the band’s newest song draws inspiration from an unlikely source.

“This song was inspired by a cat called Cheryl who used to live with Jimmy (singer) and Sammy (drummer). Cheryl was a stray who was living on the roof of our other flatmate’s previous residence and after a period of time, he ended up adopting her. She was very old and had a litany of health issues, but was a beautiful and gentle old soul, who had clearly seen some shit. The meows that are featured in the song are from Cheryl herself. Jimmy followed her around the apartment with a microphone for about half an hour to capture them.”

Despite the simplicity of the song’s namesake, the lyrics delve deeper, exploring the parables between human relationships and those we have with feline companions.

“Cats are extremely complicated and difficult. Loving anyone, in any capacity, is never unconditional or uncomplicated, it requires constant attention and comprise, much like a relationship with a feline.”

 

‘Cheryl’ was recorded at Golden Retriever Studios in Marrickville with producer Oscar Dawson.

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Marcelo Deiss New Indie Rock Blues Single with Horses Running


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MARCELØ DEISS is a Brazilian born, London based artist whose music dances between indie, blues, folk and rock. His music details themes about social alienation and human condition in subjects like greed, hypocrisy, absurdity and despair. The South American artist feeds off irony, satire and a dose of dark humor to make audiences see the obvious that goes unnoticed in everyday life. Highlighting situations and news that we see but we don’t look at and news we hear but we don’t listen to, MARCELØ brings light to ordinary occurrences. Everything from the overuse of technology, to economic policy and our daily customs. 

 

Spending time in both London and Sao Paulo, the musician is able to explore new sounds as well as new topics. Influenced greatly by visual artists such as Steve Cutts and John Holcroft, MARCELØ’s songs revolve around the struggling underclass, with anthems about anti-establishment, anti-capitalist and anti-war.

MARCELØ shares, “Cutts and Holcroft’s work embodies a powerful and scary message about humankind which we can all really relate to as human beings. Their work really helped create a clear vision of what I was trying to achieve sonically.” 

In his latest work, MARCELØ touches on narratives revolving around the constant struggles and injustice we face in our society and how it is affecting us all. “Horses Running” deals with themes such as greed and social disaffection.

MARCELØ confides, “I think it’s important to discuss topics about our society and the current problems we face together in the modern world. This to me seems more relevant due to the current situation our society is facing right now.”

Knowing that he wanted to write about society and the system we live in, the songwriter was triggered by movements such as Brexit, Trump, Me Too, Black Lives Matter and other topics that deal with oppression. Comparing them to the dystopian worlds in sci-fi books including Brave New World, 1984 and The Year Of The Flood, MARCELØ noticed that these worlds aren’t very far from our own.  

 

“Horses Running” soaks up much of MARCELØ’s love for blues artists including B.B King and Eric Clapton, while simultaneously delivering a fresh and modern indie rock sound. The track features powerful lyrics, distorted, gritty guitars and a determined rhythm section, whilst emanating vintage sounds through the use of analog equipment. The Brazilian artist creates music to stimulate emotions and “Horses Running” is a shining example. 

 

With the hope that his music may spark conversations about subjects that need to be confronted and ultimately lead to answers in the long run, MARCELØ DEISS continues his journey, with the release of “Horses Running”.

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Pineo & Loeb Brings Timeless Quality to This Is Your Life


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This Is Your Life reflects on the past and looks into the future for Alan Frew (lead vocalist/songwriter of the Grammy-nominated rock band Glass Tiger). We combined Alan’s timeless vocal performance with contemporary production to blend rock, electronic + dance elements for a universal flavour.

 

Alan recorded the vocals alongside Sam Reid on piano + Al Connely on guitar. We then took that into the studio, working with synthesizers + drum machines while also recording saxophone + additional instrumentation. Matt Mays later recorded his parts at Halifax’s Sonic Temple before everything was mixed down at Orange Lounge in Toronto.

The song encapsulates the timeless quality of Glass Tiger’s massive 80’s hits, while also having a sleek + modern production that blends with today’s pop hits. Matt Mays adds an extra edge to help propel “This Is Your Life” that much further, comparable to Bryan Adams’ feature on “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone,” Glass Tigers’ 1986 classic

Three generations of Canadian musicians who usually play to very different audiences all came together to coexist musically in a way that anyone can enjoy. “This Is Your Life” encourages you to accept and see the beauty in the current moment. Change is inevitable and the past can never hold you back.

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Another Dream, Dark and Impressive Song from Serenade The Stars


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SeRENADE THE STARS – ‘DREAM’

 

Serenade The Stars is one band in which I have had the pleasure to follow and watch, and more importantly listen to and enjoy listening to the entirety of their music.

 

Quite often when sifting through music, there’s little time to listen to the entirety of a song, and recognising a good ‘thing’, a good or great artist, after 30 secs to a minute in.

This is not the case with Serenade the Stars.

 

The 5-piece indie pop rock band embrace change and seem to enjoy it while experimenting with their music, which has led to impressive stand-alone tracks.

 

Their latest song, ‘Dream’, is one that lifts you up as the chorus explodes into an impressive melody, souring through the stars. The production is smooth and grand as it begins with guitar picking and minor instrumentation, lifting into the chorus with well blended BV’s, sustained by a pad of electronic undertones before the wild and free guitar solo shows its stuff in the bridge.

 

Matthew Harman’s voice is outstanding as his vocals are seamless as he takes this song to another level. That said, the song itself, written by the band, is yet another killer.

 

As the lyrics resonate so close, to many; I would imagine. The opening verse ‘I wake up to the voice inside of me, and I’m calling out and I can’t even breathe. The coffee cup is tainted, I poured it in so gently wishing that the day would fade away.”

 

Dark and Mysterious are just a few words describing ‘Dream’, yet relatable to those who have loved and lost, yearning for things to be different; to be good again.

It has a sense of being lost within your own soul; perhaps struggling as life continues to move and shift in way’s no-one can prepare you for.

 

‘Dream’ is a surprise track from ‘Serenade The Stars’ following their impeccable ‘Reflections’ single which was released in December. You can read the review and hear Reflections here. REFLECTIONS – Serenade The Stars

 

Tracey gives 4.5 out of 5 stars.

4.5 Star Rating

 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/serenadethestars/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/stars_serenade

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/59G8rFF3rAQmV44tlqhszU

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Brain Dead Smooth and Raw Indie Rock New Single from Filmspeed


Indie Rock BandClassic rock with a new-school filter, Filmspeed rushes the ears and minds of all who hear the first few soulful notes of the infectious warning “Brain Dead.”

Punching the bass and drums like the Rolling Stones and the Kinks and pulling no punches lyrically, the single describes both the disconnect caused by media and the desire to rekindle a relationship with something more humane – whatever that be. Combining drummer Oliver Dobrian and bassist Nick Stout’s poppy yet hard, eager yet earnest riffs and rhythm and Craig Broomba’s yearning and rolling vocals, the band members act as alternative superheroes with this jangly call to arms and its brave, bass-y, backbeat. The power of Brain Dead gives raw rock ‘n’ roll and indie smoothness a run for their money in an effort to tame the echoing roar of commercialism with a beat that will get the listener as ready for anarchy as dancing.

The band had the following to say about the brilliant production masterminds behind the single.

“This went straight to analog tape, old-school rock n’ roll style. Minimal overdubs, just vocals and extra percussion, (you know, like sleigh bells and such). Mark at Station House in Echo Park really has that raw, vintage, and BIG sounding gear that feels cool even just hearing the playback. The producer on this track, Jason Hollis, is a true believer in both the rock and the roll. Anytime we get to work with him, we know it’s gonna be chock full of swagger.”

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Brain Dead Smooth and Raw Indie Rock New Single from Filmspeed

 

 

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FilmspeedMusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FilmspeedMusic

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Bold and Brash New Single From London Rockers Flashfires


Indie Band

Having already supported the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Subways and Ash, it’s clear that Flashfires are already making all the right moves.

Able to count the likes of Huw Stephens and Jo Whiley as supporters, the London-based four-piece are turning heads wherever they go.

That however, should come as little surprise to anyone that’s familiar with the band’s razor sharp riffs, funk-fuelled rhythm section and idiosyncratic vocal delivery. With previous single ‘Manshark’ grabbing the attention of the aforementioned Huw Stephens, while establishing Flashfires trademark aesthetic: classic rock aesthetic kicking and screaming in to the contemporary, disregarding any of the pomp with which the genre was once synonymous.

New single ‘Circus Boy’ produced and mixed again at J Street Recorders in Sacramento (California) by Brian Wheat; bassist of US legendary rock band Tesla, sees on such aesthetics. Its crunchy guitars soon joined by a bold bottom end that shows that Flashfires aren’t here to mess about. Verses appear restrained, understated even, lulling listeners in to a false sense of security before its explosive chorus shows just how far Flashfires have come in the short space between releases.

Bold, brash and unafraid to throw their weight about, Flashfires are a band on the brink of blowing up and ‘Circus Boy’ could very easily be the sound of them doing exactly that. 

If this single feels like a statement of intent from a band on the cusp of big things, their eponymous EP from which it’s taken feels more like an aphorism, a bold insight into what it means to be a 21st Century rock band. Far from a one trick pony however, Flashfires strikes a delicate balance between self-restraint and unashamed bombast. The likes of the afore mentioned ‘Circus Boy’ or the penultimate ‘Cezanne’ manage to harness the band’s inherent raw power, appealing to fans of both alternative rock while retaining an understated indie edge.

Elsewhere however, the likes of ‘Champagne On Mars’ or final offering ‘Life’s Cruel Line’ provide present a more melodic side to the band, allowing lead singer Alex Gonzato the chance to let his effortless vocals soar all the while showcasing the diversity which lies at the very core of what Flashfires stand for.  (Scruff of the Neck)

LIVE DATES

Feb 1st – The Slaughtered Lamb, London
Feb 2nd – EBGBS, Liverpool
Feb 29th – Heartbreakers Bar, Southampton

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Addictive Ugly New Single from Mike Dignam Stylish Pop Anthem


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Having shared the stage with James Arthur, 5 Seconds of Summer and received support from BBC Radio1, 6 Music and Radio X, pop-rock singer-songwriter-producer Mike Dignam returns with new self-produced single ‘UGLY’ January 31st. Taking his cues from the likes of The Weeknd and John Mayer, Mike’s sound is ever evolving and continues to attract more loyal followers with every release.

 

Hailing from the Manchester, Mike spent the past 8 years writing, recording and touring

alongside the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, JP Cooper and Scouting for Girls. Off the back of a hugely loyal online following Mike has independently charted No.2 in the I-tunes singer-songwriter charts and sold out UK tours of his own.

 

Over the years Mike has gathered quite the collection of accolades. The first single taken from his new project quickly caught the attention of 1883 Mag, LA on LOCK, The Most Radicalist, HWING and Wolf in a Suit to name a few. Mike has also had support from Radio 1 Huw Stephens, Radio 6, Radio X Dave Rowntree show, various plays on BBC Merseyside and BBC Lancs introducing.

 

UGLY will be available on all streaming platforms today, January 31st. With a new EP in the pipeline, Mike is definitely one to keep an eye on.

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Addictive Ugly New Single from Mike Dignam Stylish Pop Anthem

 

 

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikedignammusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikedignammusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikedignammusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mikedignammusic

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Langkamer Getting The Band Back Together with New Single


Langkamer Getting The Band Back Together with New Single

Indie Rock Band

The sophomore EP from the Bristolian alt-country indie rockers Langkamer, sees the band soaring up into bold new territory.

Packing a bigger bite than an irate rattlesnake, and with more hot licks than a dirty Dallas dive bar, Getting The Band Back Together is the sound of 4 musicians working in perfect balance.

Building on the country punk conventions of their first EP, this release sees the band utilising a range of different genres and songwriting styles to offer up a sound completely and unique their own.

Recorded live in just 2 days in a small studio in Somerset, the EP offers up hot takes on a range of feel-good topics such as depression, anxiety and mortality. The release follows a barnstorming summer where the group toured throughout the UK and Sweden, and comes accompanied by a string of headline shows and support slots up and down the country.

UPCOMING SHOWS

20th – Newport, Le Pub Bristo

21st – Bristol, The Louisiana 29nd – London, DIY Space For London

23rd – Northampton, The Garri

o4th – Sheffield, Cafe Totem

95th – Oxford, The Library

26th – London, The Lexington (supporting Will Varley)

27th – Brighton, The Richmond (supporting Hanya)

DECEMBER | 4th – London, Sebright Arms (supporting Fenne Lily)

Getting The Band Back Together OUT November 22nd

 

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Punk Rock Debut Single Deciduous from Chief State 


Punk Rock Debut Single Deciduous from Chief State 

Indie Punk Rock Band

Vancouver pop-punk five-piece  Chief State  has released the first single off their forthcoming album titled “Tough Love,” which will be released in early 2020.

The song was recorded in Vancouver by Tim Creviston (Spiritbox, Misery Signals, Parting Ways).

Chief State’s guitarist Nik Pang says, “Deciduous is a song about the transition in seasons from summer into fall and winter. As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, a lot of people, myself included, tend to isolate themselves and get into a really negative headspace. The song uses the metaphor of deciduous and evergreen trees to explain how some really struggle through the colder months, while others remain unchanged. As much as the song is about struggling with seasonal depression, it still keeps a relatively positive outlook, because after all, it never stays cold forever.”

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Punk Rock Debut Single Deciduous from Chief State 

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Indie Folk Rockers Union Duke are Back with the Atlas Of Love


Indie Band

The brand new tune from Union Duke, “Atlas Of Love,” is an ode to everyone who feels like a burden in their relationship.

What begins as a mellow, chugging acoustic number soon travels through introspective verses and a sing-along chorus before wrapping up in a wistful blanket of organ and pedal steel.

Produced by Jeff Hazin, “Atlas Of Love” was recorded between his studio and Toronto’s Taurus Recording. The organ and pedal steel is definitely a departure from our previous work, but it still maintains the pieces that make up our trademark sound – catchy melodies, thoughtful lyricism, and powerful vocal harmonies.

Union Duke are More than just bandmates, they are also best friends.

Union Duke

: a raucous collision of alt-rock and twang, bringing crowds to their feet with songs from the heart.

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Indie Folk Rockers Union Duke are Back with the Atlas Of Love

Impressive Debut Single from Folk Pop Band The Pairs

 

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Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/uniondukemusic/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/unionduke

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Donaher Power Pop Punk Rock Band Releases Before Anyone Else


Donaher Power Pop Punk Rock Band Releases Before Anyone Else

Power Punk Rock Band

New England power-pop 4-piece Donaher have just released a new single, “Before Anyone Else.”

The track is the first new music from the band since their debut album, 2017’s “I Swear My Love Is True.”

“Before Anyone Else” is an upbeat love-struck fantasy power-ballad that reflects back on new love after having spent a proverbial lifetime together. If you’re into 90’s-era Weezer and the love-lorn melancholy of Smoking Popes, you’re going to want to follow Donaher and add their songs to your bae’s playlist.

Produced by Gary Cioffi (A Will Away, Transit, Bloom) and mastered by Jim Keaney (The Organ Beats, Pansy Division).

Donaher is on tour in the Northeast this fall:

10.24 Brooklyn NY – Sixty Sixth Congress
10.25 Trenton NJ – Mill Hill Basement
10.26 Philadelphia PA – the Grape Room
11.1 Manchester NH – Shaskeen
11.2 Providence RI – Alchemy

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Donaher Power Pop Punk Rock Band Releases Before Anyone Else

Donaher Power Pop Punk Rock Band Releases Before Anyone Else

 

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Donaher Power Pop Punk Rock Band Releases Before Anyone Else

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Indie Rock Band Victoria Flight Celebrate The Last Days Of Summer


Indie Rock Band Victoria Flight Celebrate The Last Days Of Summer

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Victoria’s Flight Consists of childhood friends Craig Harkness and Matt Robertson. They have established a loyal and growing fanbase in their hometown of Glasgow, a city well-known for music and culture.

Despite the abundance of talent in this city, the pair have set themselves apart with their rich and memorable melodies. Opening for Drax Project in their first Scottish show was one of their highlights, but the pinnacle was gratefully obliging Anteros’ request to reprise the high-energy support of their headline show for a second time. Other main supports include ‘Sea Girls’, ‘High Tyde’ and ‘The Magic Gang’.Their new single ‘Last Days Of Summer’ is the second of three singles that together tell the story of a summer of love and loss.

 

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All That Matters Is That StoneWire Is Back With New Single 


All That Matters Is That StoneWire Is Back With New Single 

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StoneWire – All That Matters   from the forthcoming new album “Life as We Know It” which will be released on November 1st.

StoneWire have crafted a sound that is both unique and yet reassuringly familiar. With influences spreading across many genres the blend of Rock, Blues, Country and Heavy Metal produce something that has been described as classic British Rock with a dirty Southern twist.

They switch seamlessly from riff-laden rock to melodic anthems, underpinning it all with dynamic rhythms and exceptional vocals. This versatility has led critics to compare StoneWire to contemporaries such as Black Stone Cherry, The Answer and more recently the Blues Pills.

Sky Hunter’s soaring rock vocals and gravely blues tones are integral to the StoneWire sound. This powerhouse of a front woman delivers an electrifying live performance and clearly shares a true connection with the audience.

But StoneWire are not all about the front (wo)man. The emphasis is firmly on the word band, setting them apart from other female fronted groups.

The bands core is centred on a mix of voice, music and an ever energetic, ever powerful, live performance. This is reflected in the loyalty of their growing fan base who are not mistaken when they say the band just have so much fun on stage.

A self-titled debut EP was released, and the band reached new heights in 2013 supporting Michael Schenker on the Swedish leg of his Temple of Rock / Lovedrive Reunion tour.

In December 2014 StoneWire released their eagerly awaited debut album ‘When The Crow Flies’ on 22:11 Records to great critical acclaim. The album was produced by drummer Rob Glasner and mixed by Voodoo Six’s bassist Tony Newton. Also on board for the production was The Almighty/ex-Alice Cooper guitarist Pete Friesen who provided additional guitar throughout.

Since then StoneWire have played shows at many prestigious venues across the UK and in Europe and saw them support Swiss Rockers Gotthard, guitar legend Bernie Marsden and just recently the Nashville country-fuzz sensation The Cadillac Three.

The band have played some great festivals over the years and were billed alongside Black Star Riders and King King to name but a few.

June 2018 saw them play a storming set at the O2 Arena in London for Stone Free Festival with headliners The Scorpions & YES and after a successful HRH debut at last years HRH BLUES, StoneWire returned to Sheffield to play the main stage at HRH CROWS

On the single, Sky says:

‘All That Matters’ continues on from where the first single ‘FTM’ ended. It’s a more self-reflecting yet positive piece where the focus lies with us the individual and that, although life might be a bit tough out there, we have a choice to break free from the negativity and connect with others to create a more positive situation. We wanted to create a video that was different and reflected on the various stages of the song. We think Hot Frog Animation delivered a stunning piece of art in its own right”.

Live dates:

26th October 2019 – Audio, Glasgow (special guest to The Swamp Born Assassins) 
9th November 2019 – Hard Rock Hell XIII, Great Yarmouth 
14th November 2019 – Hope & Anchor, Islington London (headline show) 
7th December 2019 – The Cavern, London 

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Taste the Medicine Of Shoegaze Pioneers With New Cover Album


 

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After a hiatus of several years, Medicine release a new long-play today,  October 4. Entitled‘ Scarred for Life’ , this 11-track offering will be available on limited edition vinyl, as well as digitally, via NYC-based label  Drawing Room Records. The brainchild of guitarist Brad Laner, the LA-based collective was among pioneers of the shoegaze genre and today, is one of a small handful of core bands of this genre to reform and still exist today, along with peers Slowdive, Ride, Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine.

‘Scarred For Life’ is a highly ambitious release – an album of all “killer no filler”, including tracks from Neil Young, Judee Sill, Miles Davis, The Monkees, and even Bob Welch. This album of all covers is well beyond simple reinterpretation. Laner and company give each track a Medicine-sized dosage of their ‘wall of sound’ to bless and heal.

Mastered by Adam Gonsalves, each LP is pressed on 180-gram vinyl. It comes with a full color gloss jacket and 22×22” foldout poster. This is an outstandingly eclectic selection of tracks where Laner and cohorts attempt to relive the glory (and none of the fiascos) of old school samplers, like K-Tel compilations. Back in the 70s and early 80s, these samplers provided an economic way to experience the wonders of AM/FM radio dials, being as varied as the Top 40 charts were in their heyday.

This new offering continues a great tradition of feedback-saturated noise-pop experiments dating back to 1991, when Brad Laner formed Medicine with drummer Jim Goodall, guitarist Jim Putnam, bassist Eddie Ruscha and singer Annette Zilinskas, who was eventually replaced by Beth Thompson. Medicine’s current line-up sees Laner, Goodall and Zilinskas reunited, along with guitarist Matt Devine, who played with Medicine on their last US tour in 1995 and also joined the band for their 2014 appearance at Austin Psych Fest.


“Come listen and hell even purchase this album of covers. Above all else, this album was really just some folk’s attempt to keep sane in the wake of a certain nameless fascist assuming power back in the dark days of 2016. Mind you, we love it, but the song choices have no cohesive theme and although it’s a bit noisy, we’re not trying to be all anything, or whatever,” says Brad Laner.

Medicine were signed to Creation Recordson the basis of the original demo, becoming the first American band to do so. In America, they signed to Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label in 1992. Although Pitchfork hailed Medicine as the closest thing to being an American answer to My Bloody Valentine, Medicine’s signature guitar tone managed to distinguish their own music from some of the more ambiguous endeavors of the shoegaze movement.

Medicine is perhaps best known for their cameo appearance in the 1994 film The Crow and subsequent inclusion of ‘Time Baby 3’ on its soundtrack, featuring guest vocals from Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser.

 Medicine’s first album ‘Shot Forth Self Living’ was released in 1992, followed by ‘The Buried Life’the next year, gaining them mainstream attention. The band broke up soon after releasing their third album ‘Her Highness’in 1995. Medicine reformed briefly in 2003 as a duo with Laner and Shannon Lee (daughter of Bruce Lee), releasing the album ‘The Mechanical Forces of Love’.

It would be another decade until Laner would reunite with Thompson and Goodall and release a new studio album ‘To the Happy Few’ through Captured Tracks, followed by their sixth album ‘Home Everywhere’. In 2012, Captured Tracks reissued Medicine’s first two albums with bonus material and rarities. 2017 brought the release of ‘2.0 Extraneous’, a collection of B-sides and unreleased material from Medicine’s 2003 incarnation.

Over the years, Brad Laner has shown himself to be perhaps the most prolific artists on the underground scene, involving himself on various projects, including his experimental solo projectElectric Companyand the psychedelic supergroupLusk(with members ofToolandFailure), receiving a Grammy Award nomination for their sole album. He performed on more than 300 albums, contributing vocals and co-writing onM83‘s 2011 album‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’and playing drums for industrial rock outfit Savage Republic. Laner’s work has been sampled by artists such as Brian Eno and Caribou.

Annette Zilinskas is best known for the musically disparate bands she’s fronted. After co-writing the songs ‘Aruca’ and ‘Miss Drugstore’, she left Medicine as her music troupe The Ringling Sisters had signed with A&M Records. Zilinskas was the original bassist for TheBangles and vocalist with influential roots-punk outfit Blood on the Saddle, whose juiced-up anthems inspired the cowpunk genre, paving the way for the No Depression movement and the related alt-country/Americana revivals. She later led the dream-pop group Weatherbell and punky all-girl garage-rock trio 3 Hole Punch. At the end of 2016, Zilinskas reunited with The Bangles for live performances.

“This LP is like a homecoming for me and Brad playing together again,” says Zilinskas.

‘Scarred for Life’ has been released across online stores and streaming platforms such as Spotify. The vinyl itself will be available exclusively from Drawing Room Records’ Bandcamp site.

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