Saturday, July 20, 2019

Introducing Astral Drive

Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost
album from the 1970s that only existed in his own mind. A labour of love that
is very much the statement of a lifelong music fan living in the modern world.
He may not be a household name but many of the records he’s made with artists
as diverse as The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, The Jam, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney,
and Natalie Imbruglia (he produced and co-wrote her worldwide smash “Torn”)
certainly hold a special place in the hearts and ears of millions
Astral Drive is more than just a trip down memory lane, and Phil’s lyrics express
many of the hard won truths acquired during his decades inside (and outside)
the studio, to form an honest statement of where he’s at today. The ten tracks on
Astral Drive were lovingly crafted by Thornalley himself, aiming for almighty feel
over technical accuracy, and using mostly second or third takes, with occasional augmentations by his Bryan Adams band mates, drummer Mickey Curry, keyboardist
Gary Breit, and guitarist Keith Scott. He even found a way to include some key
backing vocals from Utopia’s Kasim Sulton, with whom he has frequently written in
the past.
Discography: Astral Drive LP 2018
Wishing I Could Change The World EP 2019

A dose of 80´s pop from Leeland side-project The Normies

Fans of 80´s pop should pay attention! The Normies is the side-project from Leeland Mooring (Leeland) and Kyle Lee, their new single "Another piece of my heart" is available now.
Palace of Rock love this.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Hyvmine strikes back with retaliation

Retaliation is the sophomore album and follow up to 2018's Earthquake. HYVMINE continue to bend the barriers of progressive metal and rock. Brand new harmonies, melodies and, of course, genre defining guitar work from Al Joseph.
Purchase or stream here:

The solo album Thanks in Advance from Ollie Wride is finally out


Ollie Wride's debut album is finally here! Delivering incredible songwriting and vocal depth, Ollie Wride's standalone release is truly spectacular and a solid beginning for Ollie. Ranging from smooth power-ballads to upbeat and addictive synth anthems, Thanks in Advance is in a league of its own. An album for all 80's synthlovers out there.
https://newretrowave.bandcamp.com/album/thanks-in-advance


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The band Joseph announce new studio album Good Luck, Kid

Joseph is a trio of sisters from Portland, Oregon. Their upcoming album Good Luck, Kid will be out September 13 on ATO Records. Featuring the single "Fighter".
For fans of Of Monsters and Men.




Watch Juliet Simms new hot video for Bad Love

The story of Juliet’s life has been as exciting as it has been difficult, often the only female in the room whether in a recording studio, or on tour with all male bands, she discovered that Rock and Roll truly is a man’s world, but that as a female rocker, the adversity she has faced has made her a stronger and more creative artist with better stories to tell.
Juliet Simms´ latest single Bad Love is out now on Sumerian Records.

Monday, July 8, 2019

What you do for Skunk Anasie

The British rock band Skunk Anansie, fronted by the charismatic Skin, released the anniversary album 25LIVE@25 earlier this year. 25 tracks taken from their 6 studio albums, captured live from various performances on their 2017 tour.
This summer, the band delivers the brand new track What You Do For Love.

Gold Coast hard rockers Evol Walks drops Tear It Down single

With a healthy chunk of attitude, a dynamite lead singer and a predilection for rock and roll, Evol Walks have rapidly emerged as a heavyweight contender in the hard rock scene.
The brainchild of Australian born, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Leah Martin-Brown in 2014, Evol Walks have proven themselves a band to watch by cutting their teeth in venues across three continents and earning plaudits from fans and industry experts alike.

Evol Walks released their Sophomore record on January 18th 2019 and are already looking to the future, Leah is already in the studio demo-ing a slew of new music for the next release set for some time in late 2019. The five-piece are playing select dates in Los Angeles and are hoping to go on tour with their new record during the Summer.
Check out the new song Tear it down.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Flash Forward set to release new album Golden Rust in August

German rock band Flash Forward drops official video for their new single "Give me all your love", featuring Deaf Havana. The song is taken from the band´s upcoming album "Golden Rust". Out August 16th.




Sam Fender announce debut album Hypersonic Missiles

Britrock artist Sam Fender will release his debut album "Hypersonic Missiles" on Sept 13th through Polydor Records, listen to the new single Will We Talk?

Fangclub with a real treat that rock isn´t dead

Dublin, Ireland based rock band Fangclub releases their brand new album "Vulture Culture" today.
Fans of 90´s rock should check it out, get a taste of the title track here.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Flaw announce new album Vol IV Because Of The Brave

Numetallers Flaw releases new album Vol IV Because Of The Brave on July 19th, featuring the single "Conquer this climb".
Watch the band perform the song at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.




Monday, July 1, 2019

Kat Cunning is creating a buzz with King of Shadow

Named "One to Watch" by BBC tastemaker Annie Mac, Kat Cunning (aka Katrina Cunningham) crafts songs blending pop, soul and anthemic arrangements, drawing from her study of dance as well as her time on stage.
Kat Cunning´s new song "King of shadow" is featured in Netflix new series "Trinkets".

Collateral Inc drop Land of the broken dreams single

Collateral Inc is a Swedish modern hard rock duo from Gothenburg, check out their brand new track "Land of the broken dreams".

Palace of Rock presents The Story Changes with members of Hawthorne Heights and The Stereo

‘To Hell With this Delicate Equation’, the new album from Story Changes is an energetic blend of late 90’s/early 2000’s emo, modern rock, and a moody aggressiveness that supplies a gritty edge in all the right places. 

Embracing their DIY upbringing, the band spent their blocks of time home in between tours throughout 2018 building a new studio in McMillon's (Vocals/Guitar) home and recording the album there free from distractions and any sort of deadline. The singer explains, “For me, it was really important to take our time on this record and work on it over the last year when we had pockets of time that didn’t feel rushed. Building the studio here and recording it at home was both scary and exhilarating. Once we got past the initial fear of doing it ourself, it was completely freeing and an absolute rush.” 
With that freedom came the extra time to dive in and experiment more than ever. McMillon notes: “I really wanted to try some different approaches with my voice on these songs and had a lot of fun layering my normal singing voice with additional whispers, screaming, and everything in between.” The “whisper effect”, as it has become dubbed by band, adds a sort of haunting effect that becomes a theme throughout the album and ties many of the songs together. The addition of screaming in select moments also helps to drive the album even further. The end result is twelve songs of honest, energetic, moody and aggressive rock that make ‘To Hell With this Delicate Equation’ sound equally at home in both 2019 and 1999. 

The album is available at: https://thestorychanges.bandcamp.com/album/to-hell-with-this-delicate-equation

Selfish Things release emo rock single Pride

Canadian indie rock band Selfish Things release new emo rock song "Pride", for fans of Dashboard Confessional.

Introducing Living Scars from Texas

Austin, Texas based Living Scars was formed in 2012 by four young and inspired musicians who have the desire to reach out to a world that wants nothing to do with the Truth. Living Scars holds on to the hope that anyone listening will be inspired by the words that we sing in their own way so that they may one day fully understand that every human being is unique in the eyes of our creator. There will always be a light at the end of the long, merciless tunnel that we tread through every day. Through the trials we go through each day of our lives, we understand how difficult it can be to carry the heavy weight of this world. We cannot do it alone. Our purpose is to let it be known of the one who truly can lift us out of the pit in our darkest hours.
Their new album "Above The Ashes" is out now, for fans of RED, Starset, Memphis May Fire.

Rock Six Times











Friday, June 28, 2019

Pop-punks Tiny Moving Parts announce new album Breathe

Tiny Moving Parts is a pop-punk band from Minnesota, USA. The band signed to Hopeless Records for the release of their new album "Breathe" that will be out September 13.
Check out the first single "Medicine".

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Kiwi rockers Villainy delivers Raised In The Dark LP

New Zealand based rock band Villainy will release their 3rd LP "Raised in the dark" on July 12th, featuring the single "Uncomfortable".

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Blindside is back!

It´s been a while but now they´re back, Blindside is actually showing signs of activity for the first time since 2011 and their latest album "With shivering hearts we wait".
The new single is called "Gravedigger" and will be released July 1st, a studio album will be out later this year.

Matthew Shad in collaboration with producer Bob St. John

Following the success of his last single, “Keep Holding On”, Matthew Shad is proud to announce his new collaboration with Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Bob St. John. 

Best known for his work with Extreme, Collective Soul & Duran Duran, St. John has also been behind the mixing console for Sir Elton John, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler & Journey's Steve Perry. 

Shad & St. John will be hitting the studio this summer to record songs for a new SHAD album featuring Extreme’s Kevin Figueiredo on drums.  Completing the quartet is bassist Ryan Bruder & guitarist Saxon Kennedy. 

“Matthew is a brilliant artist and I am SO looking forward to working on this project with him and being a part of his lifelong dream.  These are amazing melodic rock songs… timeless and unforgettable.  Great things will be coming from us soon!” ~ Bob St John

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ultraboss - Slave to the passion 1 is out now

If you´re a fan of 80´s Soundtrack AOR, then you should take a moment to check out Ultraboss and his new album "Slave To The Passion 1" that is available at:
https://rossocorsarecords.bandcamp.com/album/slave-to-the-passion-1
"Slave To The Passion 2" will be out on June 30.

Overstreet is on the way

Nashville based pop-rock band Overstreet is fronted by actor/singer Chord Overstreet (Glee), the EP "Tree House Tapes" was released in 2017 followed by the singles "Wasted time", "Carried away" and "All nighter" in 2018-2019.
Overstreet´s latest offering is the catchy "On the way" that will appeal to fans of The Night Game and Sting.

Emotional rock band Lonely Spring signs with Columbia Records

LONELY SPRING – the newcomers to the German emo rock scene
Four young talents from south-east Germany are mixing things up in the music scene, already comparing themselves to giants like Papa Roach, Billy Talent and My Chemical Romance. They signed with Columbia/Sony Music for the release of the new single "Strangers".

RCA Records artists Walk The Moon shares official video for Eat Your Heart Out

RCA Records artists Walk The Moon recently supported Muse on the U.S leg of their Simulation Theory Tour, this summer the band delivers the infectious new single "Eat your heart out".

Foster The People release new song Imagination

American indie pop band Foster The People drops new single "Imagination", it´s the third of three new singles where the others are "Style" and "Worst nites".
Perhaps it´s time for album no.4 soon.

Australian singer / songwriter Blake Rose with the best of me

19 year old singer / songwriter Blake Rose is looking to make a mark in the music industry. With his up and coming debut EP coming to completion, get ready for an impressive entry into the original music scene!
Listen to his new single Best Of Me here:



Saturday, June 22, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Crown The Empire and their visualizer of MZRY

Crown The Empire´s new album Sudden Sky drops July 19th, featuring the singles "Sudden sky", "20/20", "What I Am" and "MZRY".

Yodas Rising release new EP Reverse

German pop punk duo Yodas Rising releases new EP "Reverse" today, featuring the single "Dream it away".

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sleeping With Sirens unleash new music

American post hardcore band Sleeping With Sirens has returned to their heavier sound on the upcoming album, the first taste is the single "Leave it all behind".

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Alternative rock band Barbie Sailers presents Sea of Light

Swiss alternative rock band Barbie Sailers will release their new album "Sea of Light" on June 21st, featuring the single "Mirrors".

Friday, June 14, 2019

One man project Brave The Royals release Someday single

Brave The Royals is an edgy take on modern alternative/pop music with brutally honest lyrics that weave in and out of intimate confessions and anthemic sing-alongs.
Listen to the new single "Someday", another tune to fall in love with.

Toronto based The Man Who and their catchy Natural Villain single

Separated by more than two thousand miles, The Man Who formed after several writing trips led to settling in Toronto, Canada. Experimenting with anything they could get their hands on, The Man Who developed their sound in a basement studio; demoing song after song. Whether writing with an acoustic guitar or a fuzzed out bass and an 808, The Man Who pushes the barriers of rock and pop. Influenced by artist ranging from Bill Withers to the Beatles, The Man Who is music for your mother and your sister.
Check out their new single "Natural Villain", out on Virgin Music.

Noise rockers Big Spring with a loud sound on Reset

Brighton, UK based noise rock band Big Spring shares new single "Reset", this is a sound we´re not used to hear these days. Love it!

Post-hardcore band Acres delivers anthemic single Be Alone

U.K based post-hardcore band Acres will release their new album "Lonely World" on August 9th, featuring the single "Be Alone".

RCA Records artists Half-Alive release debut album in August

California based indie pop band Half-Alive announce debut album "Now, Not Yet" on RCA Records.
The album is set to be released on August 9th, featuring the lead single "Runaway".

Grizfolk announce new album Rarest of Birds

Los Angeles based indie rock band Grizfolk will release their new studio album "Rarest of Birds" on July 19th, featuring the single "Hurricane".

Electro-pop band Nightly delivers Talk You Down EP

Interscope Records artists Nightly releases new EP "Talk You Down", available today.
Check out the opening track.

Coin drops new addictive song Crash My Car

Nashville based pop-rock trio Coin release smashing new song "Crash My Car", a song that should be on everybody´s lips this summer.

Synth-pop duo Iris return with album Six

"And then, suddenly, the satellite came to life. Incoming transmission."
After a long hiatus on social media channels, the Iris-satellite unexpectedly reports back to their homebase, including a 50 second snippet of "Third Strike" - the opening track of their new album "Six" - and the message above. The notion of a remote satellite suddenly starting to broadcast again, from somewhere in outer space, is a metaphor that works well on two fronts: the long media absence of the band, and the core concept of Iris as a project which is "far out" from the normal synthpop genre. Iris stand out from the herd of their genre competitors not just in terms of quality, but also style and mission.
On their 6th full-length album, the North American duo consisting of Reagan jones (vocals), and Andrew Sega (keyboards, production) prove once more that they are able to slowly evolve, yet still rely on their natural strengths - without repeating themselves or boring their audiences. This starts with the amazing vocals of Reagan Jones, that always impress with their natural, yet almost ethereal, ability to convey all the emotion embedded within Iris' music. His talents works on both worlds, on record and live - a satellite broadcasting a delicate message from far away.
It is this kind of quality that almost makes Iris the "shoegazers" of the synthpop community. The second quality is within their production and songwriting skills. While other synthpop projects die to write that one hit and make it as danceable and catchy as possible, Iris writes songs that seem to come with qualities naturally built within. The authentic feel and honesty of their compositions immediately contradicts any impression of shallowness. Rather, Iris have an alternative-like quality to them, that always makes you wonder why these songs are so incredibly immersive.
This, then, is perhaps the biggest quality of "Six" -- The immersion within a warm, coherent cosmos of outstanding electronic music. Somewhere, out there in space, there is warmth.
Listen to the new track "Third Strike" and pre-order "Six" at this location:

Dear Agony releases new single Awake

Ohio based hard rock band Dear Agony releases new single "Awake" today, taken from their forthcoming EP "Lost" that is produced by Sahaj Ticotin.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Track of the week : Solence - Heavy rain

Solence, the ultimate electronic rock/metal experience. Check out their new tune "Heavy Rain".

Monday, June 10, 2019

Samsaruh is hitting the road in August with new hot single Powerlines

Melbourne, Australia based alternative pop-rock artist Samsaruh release new single "Powerlines".
She is hitting the road in August.

White Reaper signs with Elektra Records

Louisville, Kentucky based new wave band White Reaper has signed with Elektra Records and drop new single "Might Be Right", imagine The Cars meets Thin Lizzy and you´ll get their new song.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Metal band Vitja are back

German metallers Vitja releases their comeback album Thirst on Sept 20th, featuring the new single Back!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Sunsleep deliver new single Drifting Away

Sunsleep is an American rock band formed by five members, Devin Barrus (Vocals), Miles Croney (Guitar), Lance Nerio (Guitar), Dylan Woods (Bass), and Mason Croney (Drums). The majority of the band was originated out of the ashes of a metal-core group from Dallas Texas then regrouping as an Alternative band. The first song released was a single titled “Fever” featuring singer/songwriter Devin Barrus that was released in February 2017. After gaining traction through YouTube the band and the singer joined together with Manifest GRP and released an EP titled “I Hope To See Again With Brand New Eyes” in September 2018 with two preceding singles “Thicker Skin” and “Falling Out Of Place”.
Sunsleep deliver their latest single Drifting Away in 2019.



Crimson Apple unleashes their dark-pop EP Somebody

With the summer season almost upon us and temperatures rising, Crimson Apple delivers the sweltering heat with their latest EP, Somebody. Drawing inspiration from pop-driven artists like Paramore, Halsey and Panic at the Disco, Crimson Apple provides a refreshing entry into the alt-pop genre. Somebody is defined by the dark seductive nature of lead singer, Colby Benson's vocals, backed by a definitive pop-rock edge from her three sisters, Shelby (guitar), Carthi (bass), and Faith (drums).  Somebody is now available to stream and download on digital media platforms worldwide.
The bold new EP prominently displays Crimson Apple's unique ability to fuse multiple genres to create their own sound. Somebody was produced by the Benson sisters with help from well-respected industry producers on different songs: Satoru Hiraide worked on "Somebody" and "Who Knows," LYRE (Betty Who) on "Can't Get Out of Bed," "Shower," and "Sorry Now," Damon Sharpe (Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez) on "Who Knows," while Florian Reutter (Christina Aguilera) produced "Mr. Maker." Somebody features tracks incorporating rock, pop and even J-rock style to comprise their captivating sound.
Link to Somebody EP http://smarturl.it/SOMEBODY.EP

Friday, June 7, 2019

Head into the unknown with Odd Palace

Danish prog-metal band Odd Palace drops new single "The Unknown", taken from their forthcoming second album One Step Closer.




Keane set to release new album in September

Keane is back! Their 5th studio album "Cause and Effect" drops September 20th, featuring the new single "The Way I Feel". The upcoming album is the first in 7 years.
Watch the official video here:




British rock band Boston Manor and their visualizer of Liquid

Blackpool, UK based rock band Boston Manor unleash new single "Liquid". Their latest album "Welcome To The Neighbourhood" was released in 2018.