Tomb It May Concern Ska-goth Grave Danger Release New Album


Tomb It May Concern Ska-goth Grave Danger Release New Album

Ska-goth Band

Ska-goth (“skath”) collective Grave Danger are back in time for Halloween with the news of their just-released new album, ‘Tomb It May Concern’ out today!!

The band premiered a new song “Undead End Job” on New Noise earlier this week and you can now stream the track here: https://soundcloud.com/gravedangerskath/undead-end-job#c=197&t=3:17.

Songwriter David Schwantes says:

“‘Undead End Job’ is Grave Danger doing what it does best. The song has bouncy horn parts, a driving groove, and the line “Had half a doughnut though I’m hungry for blood”. We played more with syth leads in this song and it really added something cool, particularly where the organ and syth play off each other in the bridge. With the scope of instrumentation in the band (a four piece horn section, synths, organs, harmonies galore) we tried to focus on giving each song on this record exactly what it needed to create a big sound without muddying things up and Undead is a great example of that spooky mix coming together.”

The idea of a “skath” band stems from a strange place: What would a goth ska band sound like, one combined the Misfits’s aesthetic with Reel Big Fish’s goofball schtick?

Berkley, CA’s Grave Danger continues to answer this question on ‘Tomb It May Concern’, the follow-up to their 2018 debut.

In some ways, Tomb picks up where RIP left off. “Bigfoot Beach,” with it’s sand-shaking beat and its fanfaring horns, features the same sort of playful, punny vocals that made their first EP so amusing. Other songs, though, show a band who’s expanding their spooky ska concept, including “Cemeterrarium,” which flops back and forth from searing post-punk to bouncing third wave ska, and the punchy “Undead End Job,” where Emily Erbach’s theremin-inspired synth wavers eerily behind behind the horns.

On “Give Up the Ghost,” the closest thing to a love balled Grave Danger may ever write, Schwantes’s saxophone, rounded out by siblings Andrew and Margaret Miller’s trumpet and trombone, are thicker and tighter than ever, filling the spaces between singer Chris Marcanti’s soulful melodies and harmonies.

The band completes the EP with a cover of the Misfits’s “Halloween,” lightening the brooding, raging song into something singable, danceable—and laughable. It might be easy to write Grave Danger off as a novelty because, well, maybe it is. But it’s also a daydream realized—or possibly a nightmare. It’s what would happen is Bobby “Boris” Pickett and his Crypt Kickers were still alive and listened to the BossTones: fun and furious music intended to make listeners laugh and dance.

Link to buy: https://gravedangerskath.bandcamp.com

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LINKS TO THE GRAVE DANGER

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

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/gravedangerska

Bandcamp: https://gravedangerskath.bandcamp.com/

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Reilly Stapleton Releases Unsettling Eclectic Rock Ballad


Reilly Stapleton Releases Unsettling Eclectic Rock Ballad

Australian Rock Indie Artist

Empowered songwriter Reilly Stapleton has today announced her enthralling new single Impulse, an unsettling, eclectic rock ballad about the fine line between our morals and our devilish impulses. The intriguingly dark song is accompanied by a brilliant, slasher-style clip, directed by Michael Sadler (Teenage Dads).  To celebrate the release, Reilly Stapleton will be playing a residency at God’s Kitchen in Mornington on the first Tuesday of every month until the end of the year, and an exclusive one-off show at The Grace Darling in Melbourne on November 1.

Impulse explores the darker side of the human psyche, leaving no stone unturned.  Reilly’s powerful vocals take centre stage, as guitars scream and synths swirl around her.  ‘Is it bad? I’ve gone mad, smashed the bottle I had in my hand,”, Reilly expresses her deepest, darkest thoughts, in the perfect amalgamation of lyricism, vocal delivery and instrumental arrangement.

Impulse is reflective of the constant battle between our negative impulsions and our inner consciousness that provides you with a positive moral compass” explains Reilly. “The song uses violence, anger and control in order to convey this unavoidable conflict.  When somebody has a short tolerance of anger they can withstand, it is generally our consciousness that holds us back from lashing out.”

The clip for Impulse is appropriately creepy and unsettling – the perfect accompaniment to this ghostly track.  The video centres in on a whimsical tea party gone completely wrong, as the main character finds herself picturing the grisly deaths of her fellow tea party attendees.  Speaking on the concept behind the haunting clip, Reilly explains,

“The protagonist struggles with maintaining self-control when it comes to the loud and obnoxious guests, so she begins to imagine the ways in which the guests could be murdered and her mind can once again be at ease.  The guests become more irritating as the event goes on and she becomes quite irrational and exasperated…on her final murder spree, it seems she may have gone too far – the audience will be left wondering if her impulse really did take control.”

Reilly Stapleton will be celebrating all things Impulse with some intimate live performances, beginning with a residency at God’s Kitchen in Mornington on the first Tuesday of every month until the end of 2019, alongside an exclusive headline show at Grace Darling in Melbourne on November 1.  This young powerhouse’s vocal prowess is a force to be reckoned with, and paired with her humble, welcoming stage presence, she is an impressive live act.

REILLY STAPLETON VICTORIAN SHOWS 
TUES 1 OCT | GOD’S KITC
HEN, MORNINGTON VIC | 18+

Tickets on the door 
FRI 1 NOV | GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+
Tickets available  here
MON 4 NOV | GOD’S KITCHEN, MORNINGTON VIC | 18+
Tickets on the door
TUES 3 DEC | GOD’S KITCHEN, MORNINGTON VIC | 18+
Tickets on the door

Stream IMPULSE

https://gyro.lnk.to/Impulse

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King Coyote Releases Good Ol’ Fashion Rock ‘n’ Roll New Music


King Coyote Releases Good Ol’ Fashion Rock ‘n’ Roll New Music

Australian Rock Band

Australian rockers King Coyote have today announced their killer new single Coca Cola, an energetic romp inspired by chasing true love. Coca Cola is the first taste of the upcoming King Coyote EP Wild, an absolute masterclass in rock n roll, set for release on November 1.  King Coyote will be heading out on tour throughout October and November, kicking off in Burleigh at Moe’s Desert Clubhouse on Friday October 4, then heading through Kingscliff to support Grinspoon, home to Port Macquarie for a series of shows, wrapping with a summer show on December 28 at Tacking Point Tavern (Port Macquarie) supporting Thirsty Merc.
 
Coca Cola is for fans of true, classic rock n roll; the kind of song that makes you want to slam your empty glass on the bar and head straight to the dancefloor.  Evocative of rock auteurs Queens of the Stone AgeThem Crooked Vultures and JetCoca Cola is overflowing with heady guitar riffs and hooky vocals.  Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, lead vocalist Sunny Rowlands enthuses, 

“This song is a bit of old time rock n roll, a throwback with our twist.  Coca Cola was inspired by true love, about seeing the red flags and acting on it, before you lose too much time… or whatever the listener thinks it’s about really.  We like both!”

Wild is a diverse collection of rock music by a group of seasoned musicians who know exactly who they are and what King Coyote represents.  From the exhilarating opener Running Wild, to the affecting, emotive closer Diamonds, the EP is true to its namesake in every sense of the word – this music is undeniably Wild Produced by Michael Lynch (Jimmy Barnes, Midnight Oil, John Butler Trio), Wild meets the thematic golden trio – sex, drugs and rock n roll – head on, as Sunny says, 

We’ve taken a bit of time with this EP, enjoying the road, the band bonding, the late nights, the long nights and all the in-between, helping us get the songs to the point that represents us truthfully as a band.  It’s taken a couple of years, but it was worth the wait for us – it shows how far we’ve come and how far we can go.”

King Coyote are set to perform tracks from Wild live throughout October and November, with a diverse run of headline shows and support slots alongside rock legends Grinspoon,Thirsty Merc and First Beige.  Revving up fans and letting them know what to expect, Sunny enthuses“The shows will be high energy, loud, and in your face – like a shot of coffee with your Red Bull!” 
 
King Coyote is Sunny Rowlands (vocals), Jimmy True Love (guitar, vocals), Stevie G (drums, vocals), Josh Hall (bass) and Mike Montgomery (guitar). 

Pre-Order ‘Wild’ (Out November 1st)

iTUNES

FRI 18 OCT | FINNIANS, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW | 18+ | w SLIPPERY GYPSEES
Tickets available on the door
FRI 1 NOV | ART OF THE EMPIRE (ACOUSTIC), PORT MACQUARIE, NSW | 18+ 
Tickets available on the door
SAT 28 DEC | TACKING POINT TAVERN, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW | 18+ | SUPPORTING THIRSTY MERC

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Kill Chicago Releases New Music from ForthComing album 


Kill Chicago Releases New Music from ForthComing Album12

Indie Rock Band

Kill Chicago have a careful knack for weaving heartfelt messages through boisterous rock’n’roll. Natural storytellers with a political core, this New Brunswick-based quartet has made a name for itself through electrifying live shows and an honesty that reflects their blue collar history. Their new album, The Fix (releases November 8th, 2019) amplifies their dissent with relatable working class anthems, breaking the fever dream of societal expectations.

Digging deeper into their storytelling roots, The Fix sees Kill Chicago take aim at contemporary issues – education, economy and the politicization of the modern era – while relating the personal subject of mental shifts that accompany parenthood. Lead songwriter Greg Webber notes “Having my daughter has made me think about the concept of self-improvement. It seems like we’re always trying to fix some part of ourselves, but when we were kids our concerns were less internal. Why do we see ourselves as broken?”. The Fix challenges these concepts head-on, with a full arsenal of guest performers & expanded sonic territory that make it their strongest, most cohesive album yet.

The release of The Fix follows some much deserved accolades, with their previous album, The Grey, being awarded Music NB’s Album of The Year (2016), and performing on the ECMA’s Rising Star stage (2018) as well as a slew of regional festival slots.

Kill Chicago are nothing if not dedicated members of their local community. When not performing, Greg Webber (guitar/vox) teaches music at Fredericton High, developing the next generation of artists; Drummer Zach Atkinson is owner and promoter at the legendary venue The Capital, and both Matt Bowie (bass) and Dillon Anthony (guitar/keyboards) are seasoned veterans of the east coast music scene. Together, they’re politically-charged and community-minded, thick-skinned but with a sentimental core.

Kill Chicago is a group that’s gained the grit of experience. They’ve been on both sides of the fence but know that grass is only greener when you put the time in to make it that way. Writing songs for the working class and building up the bereft. The Fix is meant to be one thing… good medicine for good people.

Kill Chicago has just released a single from their forthcoming album, ‘Moonlight’.

Moonlight is one of my oldest songs. It was written on a stoop in Vancouver on the classical guitar I was using to get my music degree with. The song was given new life when I asked the 88 member Concert Band I direct to sing the gang vocal. Our producer Brad Perry was listening to what we had laid down for the track and said “It sounds like you’re trying to be 100 people, but you’re only 3. So unless you have access to 100 different voices at once, we need to cut that part out.” I returned a few weeks later having recorded the High School students at the end of pour last rehearsal before Christmas break. Their energy gives me goosebumps every time.

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