Friday, May 31, 2019

The Anix prepare new single Talking In My Sleep

The Anix’s latest electronic-rock single, "Talking in my Sleep" featuring Emmanuella, offers an enigmatic and conflicted tapestry of ethereal, layered programming and crisp, emotive vocals. Atmospheric and melancholic, "Talking in my Sleep" further explores the artist’s anticipated album releasing with FiXT later this year.
Release : June 7th.

Night Riots set to release sophomore record New State Of Mind in July

California based indie pop band Night Riots will release their 2nd album "New State Of Mind" on July 26th on Sumerian Records.
The first single is "Tokyo Diamond Eyes".

Get ready to rock to Of Allies and their new song The Hierophant

Yorkshire, UK based alternative rock band Of Allies drop new single The Hierophant.
Get ready to rock!

Mika announces fifth full-length album My Name Is Michael Holbrook

Today, platinum-selling artist MIKA announces his fifth studio album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, and kicks off summer perfectly with the release of his brand new single “Ice Cream” out now.
“Ice Cream” is the first single from MIKA’s forthcoming album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, to be released October 4.

The master Evan Frankfort with two new projects

Evan Frankfort (The Spiritual Machines, Les Friction) is a busy man, he is involved in two new projects : The Motherless Bastards and Why Wolves.
Why Wolves has released their first single "War Cry" on iTunes with another single, "I Will Rescue You" coming soon.
The Motherless Bastards has released the debut single "Say Aye" on CDBaby and another new track "Thing of grace" available on Youtube.



Top albums so far in 2019

Here are my Top albums of 2019 (January-May).

1.Rammstein-Rammstein
2.White Lies-Five
3.Biffy Clyro-Balance, not symmetry
4.Lonely Robot-Under stars
5.Soilwork-Verkligheten
6.In Flames-I, The Mask
7.Rick Springfield-Orchestrating my life
8.Downfall 2012-We welcome the pain
9.Meytal-The Witness
10.Queensryche-The Verdict
11.The Mute Gods-Atheists and believers
12.Demon Hunter-War
13.Stone Blue Electric-Speaking volumes
14.Matt Mitchell and The Coldhearts
15.Two Steps From Hell-Dragon
16.A.C.T-Rebirth EP
17.D´Angerous-Moonshine over jet black skies
18.Matthew Mayfield-Gun shy
19.H.E.R.O-Humanic
20.The Neal Morse Band-The Great Adventure

Swirl 360 is back

American pop/rock band Swirl 360 is completing their first studio album in 9 years, the first single from the upcoming 5th album is "Hurry Up Summer" and will be out in June.
Discography : Ask Anybody (1998), EP (2002), California Blur (2004), 4 (2010).

Attention : Valis Ablaze returns with Render

UK based prog/djentmetal band Valis Ablaze will release their new studio album "Render" on July 19th featuring the single "Proxy".

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Morgxn releases Holy Water single

Morgxn delivers artsy electronic pop and has released new songs like "A New Way", "Like New", "Home" featuring Walk The Moon and "Holy Water".
Morgxn also released the full-length album "Vital" in 2018.

Talented goth-pop artist Darling drop Misery single

Los Angeles based singer Rachelle Mathias aka Darling worked with producer Sahaj Ticotin on her new single Misery, written by Rachelle and Sahaj.
This is a beautiful goth-pop song.

Let´s talk about Bats and Kensington from The Netherlands

Let´s talk about a really cool single from the Dutch rock band Kensington, it´s produced by GGGarth and it´s the first song taken from the band´s upcoming album out later this year.
Listen to Bats here:

Alternative pop duo 888 unleash Pins and Needles music video

Island Records artists 888 unleash their official new music video for Pins and Needles, the Denver based duo released their debut EP "Critical Mistakes" in 2016, followed by the "Everybody Can´t Complain" EP in 2018.

New York duo The Score wants you to stay

Republic Records artists The Score releases new single Stay, check out this alternative pop anthem right here:

Smallpools share new track SYCS

Nashville based powerpop darlings Smallpools released their latest EP "So Social" in December 2018, this spring they deliver the brand new track SYCS.

Active rock time : Through Fire - All Animal

Active rockers Through Fire (ex.Emphatic) releases new single "All Animal", available on Sumerian Records.

British rock band Acres announce debut album Lonely World

Acres have centred the ethos of their debut album, 'Lonely World', around one word - honesty; from their penchant for emotionally charged tunes paying homage to the lives around them to the amalgamation of metal sounds, punishing breakdowns included, with pop-punk melodies and more focused singing, everything has its reason and motive.
Watch the official video for Talking In Your Sleep from Lonely World (out Aug 9th) here:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Cabaret rock band Sarah And The Safe Word releases Formula 666 video

Sarah & the Safe Word are a band used to turning “What the fuck is this" into “This is fucking awesome.” Whether playing to an audience of 200 or 2000, their unique twist to the standard rock formula—which includes a violinist, violist, and double keyboards—often endears them to unfamiliar audiences. Their queer and POC-positive lineup also means that Sarah and the Safe Word are a band for everybody, and they believe strongly that their shows should remain a safe, inclusive space for anyone who attends.

Their new record Red Hot & Holy fulfills the promise only hinted at by previous releases. Each song is an explosive cinematic adventure, careening from breakneck demon-powered race cars (“Formula 666”), to swashbuckling pirate battles on the open sea (“Dead Girls Tell No Tales”), and back down home to the swampy, Southern marshes of revenge (“Lit Cigarette”). With a sound that speaks nostalgically of days gone by and a future that never came, Sarah & the Safe Word can safely guarantee a live experience like no other.




Pronoun delivers charming new track Sadie

Brooklyn based artist Pronoun releases new song "Sadie", for fans of 80´s pop like The Psychedelic Furs and Talk Talk.

Alternative rock artist Troi Irons and her lost angels

Troi Irons is an alternative rock artist from Los Angeles, California. Her latest EP "Turbulence" was released in September followed by the brand new track Lost Angels.

Modern metal band The Dev releases debut single Broken Lies

Broken Lies is the debut single from Orlando, Florida based modern metal band The Dev, fronted by Elizabeth Nikkolaj.




Ohio rockers Feverwar drop Piss Poor EP

Take Me Home is the new single from Ohio rockers Feverwar´s latest EP "Piss poor" out on Revival Recordings. Crank it!




Doll Skin ready to unleash new album Love Is Dead And We Killed Her

The official song stream for Doll Skin's new single "Empty House," off their new album 'Love Is Dead And We Killed Her,' available June 28th on Hopeless Records!




Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Electro-pop arthouse Soft Streak with new visuals

Soft Streak is the brainchild of Los Angeles based musicians, Tori Schachne and Colton Toy. Brought together during their time at college by their mutual love of the same music, the experimental electro-pop duo combined their classical and jazz backgrounds to create an intoxicating sound which has been resonating with listeners across the nation. Having previously performed separately in various projects, the two soon discovered their musical chemistry and have since established their unique blend of dreamy soundscapes and gritty guitars.

Their latest single ‘Reasonable Lie’ exudes muted resonating guitars and warm vocal tones, all tinged with glistening synthesizers.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Modern rock band Remember The Monsters share new single Sink

Remember The Monsters are a modern rock band from Arizona, USA. Their new single Sink is out now.

Retrowave act LeBrock releases Bright Lights single

British retrowave act LeBrock´s new single "Bright Lights" might just be your new favorite tune.
The song is available on all digital platforms now.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Band Camino signs with Elektra

Memphis based pop/rock band The Band Camino has signed with Elektra Records and releases new single "Daphne Blue" with b-side "See Through".




Attention! Censor The Rule - Project Amygdala available for pre-order

Censor The Rule´s long awaited debut album "Project Amygdala" drops May 21st, featuring the single "Just For Tonight" and the epic battle song "Maniac".
Available for pre-order here: https://censortherule.com/albums-1

Hearteater releases debut album A House In Rapture

Smouldering post-hardcore quintet Hearteater from Denmark released their full-length debut "A House In Rapture" yesterday on all digital platforms.
Stream the album here:
https://soundcloud.com/hearteaterofficial/sets/a-house-in-rapture-1

Artificial Language drop new album Now We Sleep

"Now We Sleep" is the second album from California based band Artificial Language, available now on Bandcamp. Fans of progressive rock and alternative metal should be aware.
https://artificiallanguage.bandcamp.com/album/now-we-sleep

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Epitaph Records artists Teenage Wrist drop new EP Counting Flies

Los Angeles based rock band Teenage Wrist´s new EP "Counting Flies" is out now, featuring the single "Mary".




Mallory Knox announces new self-titled album

Cambridge, UK rockers Mallory Knox will release their new self-titled album on August 16th, featuring the single White Lies.
Tracks: 1.Psycho killer 2.White lies 3.The world I know 4.Livewire 5.Wherever 6.Freaks 7.Fine lines 8.Black holes 9.4 10.Radio 11.Heartbreak lover 12.Guts

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Valley Drive highlighted by BBC Music

Valley Drive is a rock band from London, UK. Their debut single "Prisoner" caught attention from BBC Music and recently they released the second single "Invisible", both tracks taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP.




Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Bad Habit - After Hours (re-cap) featuring two new tracks out May 31

2 CD set from one of Sweden's top AOR acts. Initially released by Virgin Records in 1989, this set features a second disc loaded with demos and two BRAND NEW songs. The album and demos have been remastered by guitarist, Hal Marabel
Track Listing:
Disc One:
01 Living On The Edge 
02 Rainbow 
03 Don't Stop 
04 Play The Game 
05 More Than I 
06 Never Find Another You 
07 Coming Home 
08 Rowena 
09 Winner Takes It All 
10 More Than A Feeling 
11 Dancin'
Disc Two:
01 Love Will Find a Way (NEW) 
02 Reach For You (NEW) 
03 Rainbow 
04 I Never Knew What Love Could Do 
05 Need Somebody 
06 Til the End 
07 Mystery 
08 Get Wild 
09 I Want It 
10 Lay Down 
11 Let's Get High 
12 Ramona 
13 Ridin' High
RELEASE DATE: 31 May 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Dayshell drop Superhuman single from Mr Pain album

American alternative metal artist Dayshell drop new single Superhuman from upcoming 3rd album Mr Pain, out later in 2019.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Wells* share new single Like Hell

Auckland, New Zealand based artist Wells* release new single "Like Hell", a catchy electro pop tune for all ages. His previous singles "Born leader" and "Picture on the wall" have been featured on Spotify´s New Music Friday playlists and Apple´s Best New Music.
A perfect start of the weekend if you ask me.

Toronto based artist Betty Moon announce Hellucination album

Noted songwriter, producer and rock n’ roll fashionista Betty Moon is back in the driver’s seat, and has announced a May 17th release of her new LP ‘Hellucination’. With distribution at all retail worldwide, Betty Moon is putting her unique brand of music on overdrive with her newest single “Save My Soul”, which is included on ‘Hellucination’ and can be streamed via Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.
‘Hellucination’ has Moon drawing influence from underground sounds ranging from rock, soul, electronic and electro-pop soaked with aggressive, empowering, yet somehow soothing, electrifying the listener with it’s big bold energy. Moon wrote, produced and mixed the effort, and continues to inject genuine sex appeal, soulful vocal prowess and massive production all the while experimenting with new sounds and modern genre trends. With Moon’s longtime infatuation with electronic  music, tracks like “Save My Soul”, “Crazy” and “Hands Full of Nothing” touch on multiple synth driven genres while keeping a sense of soul and rock that most  Moon fans have grown to expect. Other tracks like “Dirty Love” and “Get Your Gun” have the classic Betty Moon energy and passion that longtime Moon diehards will appreciate.

“I’m thrilled to soon release what is easily my favorite compilation of work to-date” says Moon. “Save My Soul is just a taste of the perfect balance of new and old school Betty Moon sounds, and has just enough rock n’ roll to help keep guitar rock alive”. As many artists are aware of trends in rock waning in recent years, Moon is confident that the comeback is here and wants to remind listeners she’s been a part of the scene during its heyday and beyond.  Similar to artists like Lady Gaga, Betty Moon has her finger on the pulse of what listeners want, but is always sure to stick to her guns and keep things uniquely Betty Moon.

‘Hellucination’ Tracklisting

Save My Soul
Runaway
Taxi Ride
Get Your Gun
Violent City
Fear Takes Control
Just Hold On
All We Are
Without You (Nights Are Colder)
 Love Me Like You
Crazy (What You Make Me)


Friday, May 10, 2019

Aly & Aj release EP Sanctuary

Today, Iconic sister duo Aly & AJ release their five-track record Sanctuary. Their newest efforts see the two touch on themes that push the boundaries of pop, moving past break-ups and focusing on stories of identity, self-reflection and social consciousness, tucking their signature flair for romance and heartbreak on a shelf.

Their previous EP, Ten Years, sent Aly and AJ across the country on a sold-out tour, where they reconnected with fans in their favorite setting and, Sanctuary, began to grow.

Shows are a sanctuary for our fans. We find a lot of peace and healing comes with talking to them while on tour,” explains Aly. “Hearing their stories about how they came to our music or how it impacted their life - it really touched us and we wanted to give something back.” 

The pair have already begun their cross-country tour, making stops in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Seattle before heading overseas.  They are teaming up with The Trevor Project by bringing donation bins and awareness booths to every tour date to shine a light on the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people.

Dropping alongside their EP is the music video for their latest single "Don't Go Changing."  The pair teamed up with Alex Ross Perry again with the video shot in New York to spotlight the contrasts between the two coasts. Alex Ross Perry is the director/writer/producer of Her Smell, the critically acclaimed film starring Elizabeth Moss. Perry is also credited for the sister's "Church"  video, a chromatic neo-noir shot and their vampiric "Take Me" video off of their 2017 EP, Ten Years, that concluded a decade long gap in their discography. Perry shot with Kodak's 16mm motion picture film on all three videos.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Windy City rockers The Band Royale goes Lizzy-nized on Loose Lips Sink Ships

The Band Royale was born out of love for big guitar riffs, an appreciation for the finer things, and a mutual obsession with science fiction. And they are able to sneak these things into their sound without scaring off the opposite sex.

Brothers Joel, Nate, and Zach Bauman grew up in the working-class town of Kalamazoo, MI, each with an immediate passion for music (passed down from their parents -- their mother, a music teacher and their father, a school principal). At an early age, their shared obsessions with music, sports, and culture made the pursuit of playing in a band together an obvious choice. Once they moved to Chicago, they teamed up with Louisville, KY native Marc Najjar (also with a strong Music Education background and a love of heavy riffs and sports) to make the heaviest music they could that would inspire some serious baby-making.

Check out the new single Loose Lips Sink Ships here:



Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Southern hard rock band Kiss Kiss Bang release Hearts On Fire EP

Kiss Kiss Bang is a southern hard rock band out of Kentucky, USA. Their new EP "Hearts On Fire" drops May 31 and the title track is available on iTunes now.
Check out a live clip of "Hearts On Fire".

Monday, May 6, 2019

Camera, lights, action, please welcome The Blanko

The Finnish hard hitting rock band The Blanko´s new album Stimulation Paradise is out now, featuring the single Slave To My Passion.

Feel the beat again from Moment

Stockholm, Sweden based indie pop duo Moment drop new single Beat Again, this song is like sunshine on a cloudy day.

Introducing promising artist SYML

Focusing on the things that matter are how Brian Fennell writes and records under his alias SYML. Simplicity is what moves SYML – pronounced “simmel”, it means “simple” in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots until the age of 18, Fennell creates music from his basement home studio in Issaquah, 20 miles to the east of Seattle. The sounds he can conjure alone, just him, his piano, keyboards, guitars and laptop. The primal feelings he conveys with pin-point-and-personal lyrics, effortless melodies and a pure, emotive vocal. Even the clarity of having little money and, therefore, fewer options. SYML's self-titled debut album is out now, which include the songs “Clean Eyes” and Where’s My Love”.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Active rockers Everrest releases Blackout single

Austin, Texas based hard rock band Everrest follow-up their debut single Suffocate with the brand new song Blackout.
Get in the mood for some active rock folks.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Connect with Northlane and their bloodline

ARIA Award Winners of the best hard rock/metal album in 2015 and 2017, Sydney based Northlane returns with new album Alien on August 2nd, featuring the brilliant single Bloodline.

Britrock band Goldbirds show some morning love

Brighton 4-piece Goldbirds have gained attention from the likes of Kerrang, XFM, Q and Richer Unsigned. Their alternative-pop rock finesse and lead singer Si Connelly’s vocals are guaranteed to get you grooving.
Listen to their infectious new single Morning Love.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Irish trio Fangclub drop Hesitations single

Dublin, Ireland based trio Fangclub drop new single Hesitations today, their latest EP "True Love" came out in 2018.
For fans of Royal Blood.

Glass Tiger announces new EP Thirty Three

Canadian rock band Glass Tiger will release their new EP "Thirty Three" on May 17.
Listen to the new track "This is your life" from the EP here:

Bad Habit delivers new single Love Will Find A Way

AOR band Bad Habit will perform live at the Swedish AOR convention between May 31-June 2 in Malmo, Sweden. So why not unleash a new song for all AOR´sters out there.




Skintrade release hard hitting single Woman

Ohyeah, they´re back and they rock hard on new single Woman.
Check out Skintrade when they kick ass in the brand new song.