OCEAN GROVE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘UP IN THE AIR FOREVER’ OUT APRIL 22

OCEAN GROVE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘UP IN THE AIR FOREVER’ OUT APRIL 22

OCEAN GROVE ANNOUNCE

NEW ALBUM ‘UP IN THE

AIR FOREVER’ OUT APRIL 22

+ REVEAL NEW SINGLE / VIDEO

‘SILVER LINING’

 


 

Ocean Grove have announced details of their visionary third album Up In The Air Forever today, out April 22, 2022 via UNFD.

 

Birthed straight from the belly of Ocean Grove’s creative engine – none other than their own Oddworld™ universe – Up In The Air Forever is a 10-track, genre-bending epic musical journey. An evolution of the trio’s early heavy sound, the record finds Ocean Grove leaning into their strengths in the worlds of Brit-rock, pop, grunge and punk and ultimately confirms them as a creative force that can’t be tamed.

 

Celebrating personal freedom, expression and creativity, the record is characterised by strong anarchic sentiments and resentment for a system that squashes individualism and anti-“norm” ideas. 

 

Following the reveal of their summery earworm ‘CALI SUN’, Ocean Grove are lifting a second taste of the album with the reveal of their uplifting anthem ‘SILVER LINING’ today alongside its new music video.

 

“We want nothing but to empower the listener with a positive mental attitude (PMA), especially in their darkest hours when they may feel completely lost in themselves or in the loss of a loved one. Life isn’t meant to be easy and there is always a reason to keep fighting for the beauty in the pain, even when the way out of the darkness seems impossible. Where there is hope, there is power if we choose to tap into this PMA mentality. Death is a tool to remind us of the importance of every moment we are alive. Time is scarce, use it wisely and let ‘SILVER LINING’ be an anthem for the loving lost, that they are eternal and will be remembered with fierce optimism. There are great lessons to be learnt from solitude and it doesn’t have to last a lifetime. All will be okay in the temporary separation, and until the moment we meet our loved ones once again, we will fight every day on this planet to uphold their legacy and wisdom in the best way we know how.”

– Ocean Grove

 

 

Taken as a whole, Up In The Air Forever delivers a head-spinning dose of positive energy and a message of courage and unity in a bitter and troubled world. It’s an impassioned burst of light amid the darkness, confusion and “up in the air” nature of our world today.

 

“COVID or not, everything is always uncertain,” muses frontman Dale Tanner on how the album’s title is a parallel to the unforeseeable nature of life. “Being fearful of uncertainty and the unknown squashes creativity. Embracing this notion of things being up in the air forever, eternally, is a really positive thing if you take it on board and let it empower you.”

 

Uncertainty and change has followed Ocean Grove for much of their career, yet it’s been PMA that’s continued to inform Dale, Twiggy and Sam in everything they do and the creatives they aspire to be – and it’s a message they vehemently want to spread further with Up In The Air Forever.

 

More about Up In The Air Forever:“The power is in The Shoe,” declares the manifesto for Ocean Grove‘s visionary upcoming record Up In The Air Forever“The Shoe, affectionately branded the ‘Oddworld 3000’, is the key to unlocking the listener’s full potential. It represents a portal that transmits the wearer to the universe of the Oddworld and beyond, where rules like gravity don’t apply.”

 

That shoe – of course referring to the colossal sneaker dominating the Up In The Air Forever cover art – is a wearable transportation – better said, a transformation device. Brought to life through the genius of comic artist Brent Engstrom (Garbage Pail Kids, Topps), the album cover illustrates the walls of real-world mediocrity that Ocean Grove are looking to shatter – and the shoe they plan to do it with! Slip it on and gravitate to the highest frequencies of the Oddworld and the realest you. 

 

“With this album, Ocean Grove is empowering the listener to reach for the stars,”continues the mission statement penned by the OG collective. “It’s not that The Shoe promises them any new powers, but rather a change in perspective that removes the external callus and conditioning they’ve acquired over possible lifetimes, the veil of illusion over their eyes that keeps them subdued and contracted.”

 

Coined around their inception in Melbourne in the early 2010’s, the Oddworld is the new reality in which all are welcome to enter and approach Ocean Grove, who reside at its fervent nucleus. As a gift to the trio’s “Junkies” (the already-citizens of the Oddworld) and for those uninitiated, Ocean Grove have lovingly created Up In The Air Forever and its tangible companion, The Oddworld 3000.

 

With its release, Ocean Grove are inviting all to strap on the sneaker and fasten themselves to the Oddworld movement. It’s an extended hand of hope and validation to anyone that feels like an outsider on this planet – a personal welcome from Dale, Twiggy and Sam to step beyond the normal and into the freedom of the anti-normal.

 

OCEAN GROVE IS: Dale Tanner VocalsTwiggy Hunter Bass/VocalsSam Bassal Drums/Studio Guitars/Production

 

~ UP IN THE AIR FOREVER ~OUT APRIL 22 VIA UNFDunfd.lnk.to/upintheairforever

 

Ocean Grove cover

 

~ Album art by Brent Engstrom ~@brentaengstrom~ TRACKLIST ~1. FLAVA2. SEX DOPE GOLD3. CALI SUN4. BUSTIN’5. SILVER LINING6. HMU (ft. Lil Aaron)7. BORED (ft. Dune Rats)8. NOISE9. SILENCE10. UP IN THE AIR FOREVER

 


 

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BANKS ARCADE RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE + VIDEO ‘SMILE’

Banks Arcade

BANKS ARCADE RETURN

WITH NEW SINGLE

+ VIDEO ‘SMILE’


 

New Zealand-via Melbourne act Banks Arcade return with their brooding, attitude-fuelled new single and video ‘Smile’ today.

 

Mashing intense colour and visual energy into its accompanying lyric video, viewers will be confronted by the stark lyricism of ‘Smile’ that brings home its message: “We’re all too good at getting numb”. Banks Arcade vocalist Joshua O’Donnell shares more on the meaning behind the track:

 

“The future feels uncertain for a lot of people at the moment. We feel lost and unsure of where we’re headed, and it can lead to a lot of masochism and unhealthy escapism. ‘Smile’ comments on this pleasure seeking mentality and a culture that is obsessed with self gratification,” he says.

 

“Most of us recognise we are living in a broken, unsustainable state, but we refuse to acknowledge it. We’ve all become the devil on each other’s shoulders and the cycle of negative affirmations and encouragement is leading us to a dark place. Everyone is in pain but we’re so concerned about saving face….hear the lyric ‘Keep that smile cause it won’t get better’.” 

 

Darting between elements of hard rock, electro and metalcore, lovers of names like Northlane, The Prodigy and SAINt JHN will hear licks of this influence across the BA catalogue. As of 2022, the band are now stationed out of the hometown of their new label home UNFD, and poised to release their debut album later this year. Following the release of the thick, fast and frenzied track ‘Don’t Start’ in September, Banks Arcade are kicking off 2022 bringing the heat with ‘Smile’.

 

On the live front, the band are set to play Uncaged and UNIFY festivals and support Windwaker on their Australian tour.

 

 

About Banks Arcade:New Zealand-natives Banks Arcade are the fresh dose of modern heavy this side of the ditch called for.

 

Reflecting on their ambitious beginnings out of Auckland just a handful of years ago, vocalist Joshua O’Donnell shares that the first lyrics the group penned together were “I always wanted to make history”. Heard on the single they would eventually title ‘Ambition’, this sentiment has carried through in every highly considered creative move the band has made since. From their compelling visuals and stage presence to their boundary-pushing sound, this history-making urge is evident from all angles of the Banks Arcade camp.

 

Making strides is in Banks Arcade’s DNA, and it’s this unshakable sense of vision and resolve that’s taken the group to new heights on each release. Following their 2018 debut EP Endnote the band backed it up with 2020’s Fever Dreams, spawning colossal singles like ‘Sick’ and ‘Drown’ while amassing over 1 Million streams. Snapping all sorts of industry attention in its wake, the five-piece were soon signing deals with UNFD and Future History Management (Holding Absence, Loathe, Sleep Token +), and building a worldwide booking team comprising Select Music (AU/NZ), Sound Talent (The Americas) and United Talent (ROW).

 

With ‘Don’t Start’ and ‘Smile’ acting as just the intro to their forthcoming debut record, Banks Arcade are poised to firmly cement their history-making status before too long.

 

 Banks Arcade - Smile

 

BANKS ARCADE IS:Joshua O’Donnell (vocals / guitar)Jason Meadows (guitar)Harlan Allen-Jones (bass)James Feekes (drums)

 


 

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GRAE UNVEILS NEW SINGLE ‘ROOM IN THE DESERT’ AND ANNOUNCES DEBUT LP ‘WHIPLASH’

GRAE UNVEILS NEW SINGLE ‘ROOM IN THE DESERT’ AND ANNOUNCES DEBUT LP ‘WHIPLASH’

GRAE UNVEILS

NEW SINGLE

‘ROOM IN THE DESERT’

AND ANNOUNCES

DEBUT LP ‘WHIPLASH’


Toronto-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist GRAE has just shared her new single ‘Room in the Desert’ and an accompanying music video along with the announcement of her debut LP ‘Whiplash’ – due out April 15, 2022.

 

Dissecting her past to envision her future, GRAE is making new-wave pop music that’s both nostalgic and boundary-breaking. She crafts a hazy pop world filled with spacious vocals, buoyant production, and deeply personal lyrics. It’s both starkly intimate and boldly ambitious – the sort of music that can soundtrack a bedroom hangout just as easily as it can a venue of thousands.

 

With ‘Room in the Desert’, GRAE does what she does best, and that’s mix wistfulness with modern malaise. Stemming from a period of despondency and fluctuation, the development of ‘Room in the Desert’ derived from GRAE channelling creativity from the Cocteau Twins’ 1990 track ‘Cherry-coloured Funk’. When it came to the production for her single, GRAE set out to relocate from her past sonic tendencies. The impact behind the band’s enigmatic lyrics led to GRAE crafting her own sonically trippy endeavour where people could find their own meaning behind her song’s ambiguous undertaking.

 

GRAE shares this about the song:

“’Room in the Desert’ was written on a day when I lacked inspiration. I came into the session with my producer Connor Seidel not knowing what to write about, and instead of trying to fight that feeling, I embraced it. I decided to write a song about nothing, from nothing, using some random and interesting words we could find. At the time of writing, it had no real meaning, which was the intention, but now I actually find meaning in it, which is interesting. I hope those who listen can find their own unique meaning too.”

 

 

Directed by Gemma Warren, the ‘Room in the Desert’ visuals serve as a hallucinatory fantasy with desert creatures such as a snake, tarantula, and Amazon parrot appearing in the clip. “The music video is everything I could’ve dreamed of. Gemma’s creative vision from the start was really strong, and I trusted her artistic direction a lot,” shares GRAE. “We wanted to create a trippy video that complemented the psychedelic production of the song, something that could bring the song itself to another level. I think the video captures that and helps create an experience for the listener.”

 

GRAE expresses about her forthcoming album, “’Whiplash’ was born during a time of confusion and indecisiveness. Falling in and out of love with people I thought would be in my life forever but found myself desperately trying to forget. Did I love them, hate them, want to remember them or forget them? I was drowning in the nostalgia of a past I romanticized while coming to terms with the truth of it all. The album is so back and forth in emotion, but so am I. That’s how the title ‘Whiplash’ came to be. When you think you understand where I’m going with something, the mood changes and everything is back at square one. It’s an album filled with so much self-reflection, love, heartbreak, and discovery. Like anything I write, it was really therapeutic for me to get these feelings out. I’m looking forward to the release, as creating an album has always been a goal of mine, and finally putting one out there is exciting.”

 

Grae

Grae above

 

GRAE’s 2019 debut ‘New Girl’ paired her alluring vocals with dark, winding hip-hop-inspired beats. It put her on the map, drawing acclaim for Complex and Wonderland, but it left her wondering; “Who am I inspired by?”. 2020’s ‘Permanent Maniac’ EP answered the question for her. The Cure are directly referenced twice on the EP. They’re name-checked on ‘2725’ while ‘Just Like Heaven’ is name-dropped on her love letter to frontman Robert Smith, ‘Permanent Maniac’.

 

‘Permanent Maniac’ was named in Billboard’s ‘Top 30 Pop Songs of the Year’, while the EP has garnered over 5 million streams to date. Meanwhile, she’s featured on Spotify’s ‘indie pop & chill’ and ‘Outliers’ and has been named Apple Music Canada’s ‘Artist of the Week’. In addition, both ‘Permanent Maniac’ and ‘Soft’ reached the Top 40 of Canadian Alternative Radio while the latter reached #4 on CBC Top 20.

 

With over 15 million streams to her name, GRAE is one of the fastest-rising names in alt-pop. She has 120,000 followers on TikTok and 45,000 on Instagram, while her music has been heard on ‘Nancy Drew’ (CW), ‘The Bold Type’ (Freedom), and ‘Virgin River’ (Netflix). She’s finding ears all across the planet, and she’s doing it all on her terms, chasing the music that makes her feel something even if it terrifies her.

 

‘Room in the Desert’ is available worldwide now

 

Grae cover

 

‘Whiplash’ Tracklisting:

1. Boxes2. Spinning 3. Soft4. Grenade5. Forget You6. No Lovey Dovey7. Outta This World8. Room in the Desert9. Like You10. How Very Dare You11. Don’t Know To Girlfriend

 

SUPPORT FOR GRAE

“The gentle smokiness of the singer-songwriter’s voice bobs and weaves over an electric guitar.”Billboard (USA)

“Entrancing.”The Line of Best Fit (UK)

“An anthemic and confident debut.”Complex (USA)

“Obsessed.”Wonderland Magazine (UK)

“A refreshing cold drink of pop-infused with jazz flavours and topped off with a heavy dollop of empowerment.”EARMILK (USA)

“A sleek, cool, and confident anthemic tidal force.”Atwood Magazine (USA)

 


 

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DEAR SUNDAY SHARE AFFECTING NEW SINGLE KNOCK KNOCK

Dear Sunday

DEAR SUNDAY SHARE

AFFECTING NEW SINGLE

KNOCK KNOCK


 

Prolific newcomers Dear Sunday are back with a brand new single Knock Knock, a touching exploration of mental illness and the grief of losing a loved one, released today.  Knock Knock is the band’s first single since their debut EP Draw 4, released in late 2021.  After spending the year on the triple j airwaves with their dance pop collaboration with producer LuudeDear Sunday are excited to soon be announcing some big festival shows for 2022.

 

Knock Knock is a slightly more melancholy cut from the Dear Sunday boys, but listeners should know by now to expect the unexpected with these guys.  It’s catchy, reggae-influenced, with a gentle yet pounding beat, irresistible and constant. Lead vocalist Ben Swanson’s voice takes centrestage, with thoughtful, emotional lyrics that speak to the depth of not only this song, but this band.

 

Speaking on the heartbreaking inspiration behind the track, Ben explains, “So the song is actually about depression and the feeling of being haunted by dark, sad thoughts.  A few years ago I lost two of my best mates, only months apart, to their own battles with mental health. It’s something that is so incredibly common these days, but it’s still so hard to comprehend the internal battle that those people are going through…I lost friends because they found it hard to express how they felt, so here I am, sharing my experiences, my dark times and my fight with depression through a song that could be heard all over the world.  Hopefully, I’m doing them proud.”

 

Dear Sunday (Ben nSwanson - vocalist)

Dear Sunday (Ben Swanson – vocalist) above

 

Recorded with Andy Lawson of Debaser Studio and mastered by William BowdenKnock Knock is the kind of song that will stay with the audience long after their first listen.  We all know someone who has struggled with mental health – or have struggled ourselves – so Knock Knock will hopefully come as a comfort, a song to turn to in hard times, as Ben reflects on the mood ahead of the release, “We definitely have a mixture of emotions going on with releasing Knock Knock, that’s for sure.  We’re all super excited but also so so nervous.  This track is a bit of a heavier track from the stuff that we have released prior to this, so we aren’t too sure how the fans will take it – honestly, though, this one is probably a bit of a ‘step-up’ from our other stuff, and we are so excited to see how it’s received.”

 

 

The Dear Sunday boys have sold out every show they’ve ever played – a remarkable achievement – and are extremely excited to hit some festivals stages this year, as Ben gives fans a taste of what to expect from the new year, “2022 is looking super exciting for us.  We’ve got heaps of new music coming out, collabs with artists we couldn’t have even dreamed of a year ago, and even jumping on some festival lineups. She’s gonna be a busy year, we can’t wait.

 

Dear Sunday is Ben Swanson (vocals/rhythm guitar), Eligh L’Ecluse (drums), Mason Nguyen (lead guitar), Calvin Fennell (bass).

 

Dear Sunday Cover

 


 

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SYDNEY DUO DEKLEYN DELIVER HEARTFELT POP ANTHEM ‘SAVE MY NAME’ AND ANNOUNCE SIGNING TO BELIEVE AND RAIDA ARTISTS

Dekleyn

SYDNEY DUO DEKLEYN

DELIVER HEARTFELT POP

ANTHEM ‘SAVE MY NAME’


 

After a successful year in 2021 dropping stand out single ‘Over Againwhich saw Indie pop purveyors Dekleyn come to a head, showcasing their deeper understanding for memorable songwriting, the duo give us their first single for the 2022 ‘Save My Name’. Teaming up with Mark Zito (Fractures) once again on co-production, the song shows the duo reaching new heights with their brand of melodic, clever indie pop that uses precision and subtlety to create moments of pure musical richness. 

 

With kaleidoscopic synthesizers and arpeggios on top of a subtle but effective pulse, this emotional pop anthem from Dekleyn is their most pronounced release yet. The chorus line “Save my name, save my number, I wanna know who are” is irresistibly catchy and hooks you in from the get go with nods to M83 and LANY within the huge synths and vocals. 

 

Dekelyn

Dekleyn above

 

Dekleyn says of the song that “Save My Name” is about two people meeting for the first time and becoming invested in each other. It explores the process of two people coming together and loving one another. It’s a love song with a dancey beat that flows on nicely from our most recent single ‘Over Again’.” The chorus came together really quickly, we recall throwing it on at the end of a session and the chorus melody just exploded out instantly! From there we knew we were onto something great and prioritized completing it as our next project.” 

 

 

The band have also recently inked a distribution deal with giants Believe to which they say “We are very excited to begin working with Believe. We see teaming up with Believe as a huge step forward as we look to progress in our musical journey. We’re very excited to be a part of the Believe community and are very grateful for the opportunity to work with them!” 

 

Made up of Justin Kleyn and Matthew DeCelis, Dekleyn have seen a plethora of support from all corners of the globe, whilst amassing a solid fan base with their ever evolving indie pop soundscape. Already championed by both triple j and Unearthed, as well as tastemakers such as Tone Deaf, EARMILK, Acid Stag, Beautiful Buzzz, Atwood Magazine, Going Solo, and more, the duo are continuing to impress with their effervescent productions and meaningful take on songwriting. Whilst recently signing with Believe for distribution and Raida Artists for bookings, Dekleyn have been prolific in both their touring and release output. Following on from their debut self titled album in 2020, the duo have nabbed support slots alongside Confidence Man, Fergus James, Fractures, CLYPSO and Angus Dawson, whilst selling out their ‘Thrive’ EP launch show in Sydney.

 

Dekleyn’s new single ‘Save My Name’ is out now. Official artwork below

 

 

“Dekleyn, the duo broadening the horizons of conventional indie-pop” – TONE DEAF


“Over Again’ sees the boys move into a more pop-inclined direction whilst staying true to their electronic roots.” – Acid Stag

 

“Australian artists Matthew DeCelis and Justin Kleyn have been frequently serving up indie-pop ear-worms music as the duo dekleyn over the past few years, releasing three EPs since 2017…The duo, who write and produce their music, combine uplifting beats with relatable lyrics exploring youth and modern love” – EARMILK

 

“Just another reason to get excited about you two. y’all are producing such a ridiculous amount of songs and never skip on quality.” – Abby Butler, triple J

 


 

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MONTANA SHARP SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘WAY OF THE WHIFFLER’ + ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP ‘BLOOD MOON’ OUT FEBRUARY 11

Montana Sharp

MONTANA SHARP

SHARES NEW SINGLE

‘WAY OF THE WHIFFLER’

+ ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP

‘BLOOD MOON’

OUT FEBRUARY 11

 


 

Eccentric, unapologetic art-pop connoisseur Montana Sharp has announced her breathtaking new single Way Of The Whiffler, a clever exploration of the Old English word whiffler as it pertains to the confusion and ever-changing opinions of youth, out today, January 14. Way Of The Whiffler precedes the highly-anticipated release of Montana’s debut EP, Blood Moon, to be released on February 11 – pre-save here.  This highly trained, highly skilled ‘musician’s musician’ marries complex, classical chord structures and motifs with modern, innovative pop songwriting conventions – and audiences can’t get enough.

 

Way Of The Whiffler is just the kind of artful, bold track listeners have come to expect from Montana Sharp.  It feels pulled directly from Eurovision; evocative of Amanda Palmer, Kate Miller-Heidke and Australian pop artist Montaigne, yet still completely unique to Montana.  Orchestral swells swirl underneath Montana’s all-powerful vocal; her voice is incomparable, her performance and control impeccable – and she’s in fine form on this single and all throughout the EP. 

 

Speaking on the inspiration behind Way Of The Whiffler, Montana explains, Around the time I wrote this song, I used a word of the day dictionary app every day to find cool words that would inspire future songs and lyrics.  One day, the word of the day was “whiffler’’, an old English word meaning ‘a person who frequently shifts opinions, attitudes, interests, etc.’   I thought that was emblematic of everyone’s predicament in their early 20s – where everything around you is sort of impermanent and ever-changing.  At that time of my life, I was set on projecting a completely different version of myself, to hide the true one, who felt hurt and vulnerable.  I think I wrote the lyrics from the lens of someone who wanted to keep people at a distance.  After all, what is the point of attachment if the only constant is change? That was my view at the time anyway.”

 

The overriding theme of the EP Blood Moon is the immense period of growth that occurs during one’s early twenties; listeners can track Montana’s mentality shift throughout the tracklist as she grapples with heartache and personal development, as she describes, “We start the EP with songs such as Whiffler and Power, written from a protective and unconscious place.  We then move into songs Greenhouse and Enough which is the very raw soul searching and painfully honest conversations with our egos and fears.  We then arrive at the Blood Moon, which ties together the story of how falling apart is very key to falling together.  For me, these succession of songs is really a time capsule of my early 20s – the battle in removing my outer shell, and all the unanswered questions that pop up in that tumultuous time.

 

The EP has it all – breathtaking singles Power and Greenhouse, where Montana’s vocal and production prowess is in full, mighty form, passionately punctuating various life-changes, while softer, more introspective offerings Enough and Blood Moon allow audiences to lose themselves in Montana’s beautiful, cinematic world.

 

Way Of The Whiffler is out January 14. Blood Moon is out February 11.

 

MONTANA SHARP – BLOOD MOON  – Official EP artwork below

 

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SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS RELEASE NEW SONG ‘CALL OFF THE DOGS’

Slash

SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY

& THE CONSPIRATORS

RELEASE NEW SONG

‘CALL OFF THE DOGS’

 


 

Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have released new song Call Off The Dogs, from their upcoming album titled 4, which is due out February 11, 2022, on Gibson Records, in partnership with Sony Music Australia. The new song follows the first single  The River Is Rising, the fastest-rising radio debut of Slash’s career cracking the Top 20 at Rock Radio in the US at #13 this and climbing. A decade and four albums into their career, the new album 4 marks the first new music from the group in four years. A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs; 4 builds on the legacy of Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’prior work. 4 is Slash’s fifth solo album, and fourth with Slash and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals) and Frank Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals). Listen to Call Off The Dogs HERE, and The River Is Rising HERE.

 

PRE-ORDER 4 HERE

 

Slash describes the new song Call Off The Dogs“This one was written pretty much on the fly, and in the spirit of the energy of the whole album 4. You can’t overthink something like this song, because it kills the spirit. When we got into pre-production, Call Off The Dogs came together fairly quickly – just jam it and that’s basically it. And it was probably the last thing that we recorded in the studio.”

 

Myles Kennedy adds, “Call Off The Dogs has that up-tempo vibe that helps elevate a record in a lot of ways, especially for rock fans. They want those songs. We needed a chorus section for it, so I messed with it a bit and sent it to Slash, and he took it to the next level and made it his own. Lyrically, it’s about that point where you wave the white flag and give in to someone after being pursued relentlessly.”

 

 

4 is Slash’s fifth solo album, and fourth with Slash and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Brent Fitz(Drums), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals) and Frank Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals). For 4, Slash and the band traveled across the country via bus together to Nashville, TN, and recorded the new album at the historic RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), revealing a stunning new sound and style all captured live in the studio. Cobb shared the band’s desire to lay down the tracks live, in the studio including guitar solos and vocals–a first for the group.

 

The band’s previous albums over the last decade Apocalyptic Love (#2 ARIA Album Chart Debut), World on Fire (#2 ARIA Album Chart Debut) and Living The Dream (#4 ARIA Album Chart Debut) have continued on an upward trajectory all achieving Top 5 ARIA and Billboard charting debuts and reaching the Top 10 on 12 major charts across the globe.To date, the three SMKC albums have now garnered 10 consecutive Top 5 Radio singles, spawned sold out world tours, and have earned SLASH and the band the best critical acclaim of their career with their latest album Living The Dream (2018) singled out by the Los Angeles Times, Classic Rock, Guitar World, Loudwire, LA Weekly and more, as their best songs to date.

 

In light of the 30-year alliance between Gibson and the GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Slash, the new SMKC album 4, has the added distinction of being the first-ever album release on Gibson Records, the new label, which is headquartered in the iconic American instrument brand’s hometown of Music City, Nashville, TN. On February 11, 2022, Gibson will commemorate Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators’ first studio album with Gibson Records, with a limited–edition release of the Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitar and package. Only 250 Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitars will be available worldwide on www.gibson.com and at select authorized Gibson dealers. The unique guitar package also features the new SMKC album 4 on vinyl, a 4 album guitar pick tin and decal, and a signed SMKC band portrait. To view the full variety of 4album packages available, go to: http://www.slashonline.com.

 

Slash cover

 

Pre-Order 4 from JB HiFi and enter the competition for your chance to win a Slash signature edition Les Paul Epiphone Guitar, signed by Slash.

 

 

Above: the limited-edition SLASH Les Paul Standard 4 Album guitar will be released on February 11, 2022.

 

ABOUT SLASH AND SMKC: Slash–the iconic, GRAMMY-winning, American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer–has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a New York Times Best-selling author. Slash is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and one of the most recognisable faces in pop culture worldwide. Time Magazine placed Slash at #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1) in its list, ‘The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.’ Slash created signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child o’ Mine and Welcome To The Jungle. 

 

After leaving the band, Slash went on to critical acclaim with Slash’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver before embarking on his own solo career. After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010)–which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more–he formed his current band Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (SMKC)–which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music together non-stop for over a decade. Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (SMKC) released their debut album, the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 on the overall chart as well as the #1 Top Rock album, and spawned Slash and the band’s first-ever #1 solo radio hits You’re A Lie and Standing In The Sun. The band’s second album, World On Fire (2016) debuted to global praise and the album’s title track,

 

World On Fire ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and Slash joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the historic and ongoing world tour which Billboard magazine now ranks as the third highest grossing tour of all time. Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ most recent release is their critically–acclaimed third album Living The Dream (2018) which Rolling Stone declared a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs” and the Los Angeles Times added is full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” Living The Dream debuted with 10, Top 10 Chart placements across the globe and fueled by the Top 5 song Driving Rain, and the single Mind Your Manners was hailed by critics as the best songs of the band’s career.

 

By the end of SMKC’s worldwide tour in 2019, Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators had achieved seven, consecutive, Top 10 Hit singles at radio. The group’s first new music in three years, Slash (guitars) and Myles Kennedy (lead vocals) along with their fellow co-Conspirators—Todd Kerns (bass), drummer Brent Fitz (drums) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–will release their new album 4 via Gibson Records in partnership with Sony Music Australia–on February 11, 2022. The new album 4, is co-produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Brandi Carlile), was recorded at the famed RCA Studio A inNashville, TN, and will be Slash’s fifth solo album overall and the fourth album to feature Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators; watch the teaser clip here.

 


 

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OUR MIRAGE RELEASE NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘CALLING YOU’

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OUR MIRAGE RELEASE

NEW SINGLE/VIDEO

‘CALLING YOU’

VIA ARISING EMPIRE


 

Post-hardcore outfit OUR MIRAGE just revealed their brand new single / video ‘Calling You’! While it feels the latest album Unseen Relations was just recently released, the four musicians dropped another single of their upcoming third album in the band’s history!

 

This time in a new tuning and with even more heart-crushing heavy vocals.

 

After their recently released singles ‘Remedy‘ and ‘Through the Night‘ another absolute emotional and hard-hitting masterpiece straight out of their hearts that hits every nuance and aspect in writing perfectly.

 

The sound of OUR MIRAGE accompains listeners in real-life situations during the current and ever-changing times. Melodic tunes paired with heavier shouts express a newer style of OUR MIRAGE.

 

 

It seems like the pandemic did not harm OUR MIRAGE, quite the contrary – they used it as a reboot to come back in a powerful way with new sounds and emotional lyrics.

 

Hailing out of Marl, Germany, this four piece Post-Hardcore group really hits you deep in your emotions. From the ambient music to the emotional lyrics that really strike a nerve, OUR MIRAGEoffers a vast variety of elements that many of us can relate to. This young group is becoming known for the emotion that they pour into their music and their latest release »Unseen Relations« takes that line even deeper. The group largely focuses on the problems that our youth deal with internally but their music doesn’t just speak to them, it is very intuitive of the problems and struggles that we all deal with on a common basis.

 

OUR MIRAGE are:
Timo Bonner | vocals
Steffen Hirz | guitar
Manuel Möbs | bass
Daniel Maus | drums

 

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THE OKLAHOMA KID RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE / VIDEO ‘MELT INTO YOU’ & ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘TANGERINE TRAGIC’

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THE OKLAHOMA KID

RELEASE BRAND NEW

SINGLE / VIDEO

‘MELT INTO YOU’ &

ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE

ALBUM ‘TANGERINE TRAGIC’

 


 

THE OKLAHOMA KID – a modern metal experience. Known for their very own blend of genres, the avant-garde 5-piece never falls shy of pushing the boundaries and breaking old conventions.

 

THE OKLAHOMA KID announce their sophomore album »Tangerine Tragic«, due for release on June 3rd. Pre-orders available now at https://arisingempire.com/tangerinetragic.

 

While first single ‘Pale Tongue‘ took everyone on a disturbing trip with psychedelic visuals and heavy rhythms, deeply influenced by early millennial industrial music and Neue Deutsche Härte, their second single ‘Melt Into You‘ will take you on a more cleaner look, more melodic and still bursting with all the heaviness. For the music video the band teamed up again with Pavel Trebukhin known for his work for Imminence, Landmvrks, Annisokay and many more.

 

 

After their successful debut album »Solarray« (2019) and struck by the global pandemic, THE OKLAHOMA KID set their focus on writing new music, with one simple goal in mind, to best themselves and give every fan something to crave for – »Tangerine Tragic«.

 

Tangerine Tragic was recorded and produced by Jan Kerscher (Ghost City Recordings) – mixed and mastered by Lance Prenc (Alpha Wolf, Polaris, Dealer) that gives this production its full blown punch.

 

“We are always trying to get different influences into our music, that’s why we were looking for a producer outside our genre, to get some new input. When we first met up with Jan, we know he was a perfect match to record and produce our next album.” – Andreas Reinhard (guitar)

 

THE OKLAHOMA KID stands for breathtaking modern metal that bridges the gap between technical intricacy and energizing rhythms. Since their formation in 2012 the band – consisting of David J. Burtscher, Fred Stölzel, Robert Elfenbein, Tomm Brümmer and Andreas Reinhard – has consistently pushed the envelope and have established their foundation in the German metal scene.

 

They toured the country with renowned acts such as Stick To Your Guns, Carnifex, Evergreen Terrace and Hatebreed and electrified crowds with their passionate, relentless performance.

 

THE OKLAHOMA KID are no longer an insider tip and a force to be reckoned with. No matter if live at a festival or on the record player in the living room; THE OKLAHOMA KID will change your perception of what metal is capable of.

 

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HEAVY ALTERNATIVE TORCHBEARERS UNDEROATH RETURN WITH AMBITIOUS NEW ALBUM ‘VOYEURIST’

HEAVY ALTERNATIVE TORCHBEARERS UNDEROATH RETURN WITH AMBITIOUS NEW ALBUM ‘VOYEURIST’

HEAVY ALTERNATIVE

TORCHBEARERS

UNDEROATH RETURN

WITH AMBITIOUS

NEW ALBUM

‘VOYEURIST’

 


 

Underoath has unleashed their sweeping new album Voyeurist on Fearless Records. Voyeuristmarks the first time in Underoath’s storied career that they took the recording process completely into their own hands with help of engineer JJ Revel. The result is the most collaborative and ambitious album of their career, anchored in a profound respect for each other and a mission to leave no stone unturned creatively. The band refers to Voyeurist as “high-def violence” – technologically advanced, but undeniably visceral. Conceptually, the 10 songs that comprise Voyeurist have several interrelated meanings, each tying back to the concepts of technology and how we curate ourselves through social media, and how that facade masks the majority of the authentic experience and connection we have in life.

 

The album is a cohesive listening experience with enough layers to provide fans with a fresh take and new favourite track on every spin. Leading up to the album release, fans have been able to discover clips of new songs in exchange for granting camera access through the albums interactive website, voyeurist.io. The band gave fans a chance to experience Voyuerist live before its release with their recent Digital Ghost streaming concert – a full album performance that served as a spiritual successor to their lauded Underoath: Observatory livestream event from 2020.

 

Album singles Damn Excuses, Hallelujah, Cycle (ft. Ghostmane), Pneumonia and Numb revisited the classic and crushingly heavy songwriting skills of the group while introducing new electronic elements and a sense of maturity that speaks to the ambitious nature of this new era of the band. Focus track We’re All Gonna Die serves as a darkly beautiful and haunting reminder of the heady themes of the album, anchored by chaotic guitars and soaring vocals meshed with a lush layer of synths and percussion.

 

 

Speaking on the themes of the album and We’re All Gonna Die, guitarist Tim McTague has this to say, “The Voyeurist concept came out of the larger idea that everything is a manipulation…from the news to social media to how you present yourself to even the people closest to you. Everything is part truth and part fiction. We wanted to strip Underoath back down to exclusively truth and cut out all distractions – and made the record on our own along with our engineer JJ Revel. The result is Voyeurist.”

 

“We wrote the demo for ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ on one of our last tours and the main riffs and chorus ended up making the album version. We fought that song a lot lyrically as the chorus is very nihilistic sounding, and the more we tried to dilute it the more the song talked back and said no. We ended up getting to a spot where the song is dark (and it should be) and the title speaks to a position that every person holds, whether it’s for a blink of a second once a month or as their mantra. Life is tough and I hope the song meets people who are struggling exactly where they are.. and in context of the record gives them hope.”

 

Underoath will embark on a headlining US tour starting this February with support from Every Time I Dieand Spiritbox.

 

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Underoath is Aaron Gillespie (vocals/drums), Spencer Chamberlain (vocals), Tim McTague (guitar), Christopher Dudley (keyboard/synth), Grant Brandell (bass), and James Smith (guitar).

 

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VOYEURIST TRACK LISTING:01. Damn Excuses02. Hallelujah03. I’m Pretty Sure I’m Out of Luck and Have No Friends04. Cycle ft. Ghostemane05. Thorn06. (No Oasis)07. Take A Breath08. We’re All Gonna Die09. Numb10. Pneumonia

 


 

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‘THE LONG SUNSET’ ADDS MORE SUNNY ACTS TO AN ALREADY GLOWING LINEUP

‘THE LONG SUNSET’ ADDS MORE SUNNY ACTS TO AN ALREADY GLOWING LINEUP

‘THE LONG SUNSET’

ADDS MORE SUNNY

ACTS TO AN ALREADY

GLOWING LINEUP

 


 

The Scenic Rim is set to bask in the glow of The Long Sunset, a radiant new boutique live music event from the crew behind Queensland Music Trails, on Saturday 12 February. Headlined by Angus & Julia Stone, Ball Park Music, Babe Rainbow and Hatchie, also joining the lineup will be Queensland singer-songwriters Jack Gray, Clea, Asha Jefferies, SOFIA ISELLA, and local dj duo Cheek2Cheek – adding more sunny sounds to an already glowing bill.

 

The Long Sunset will take over the sweeping green acres of Elysian Fields to host the inaugural event for a day of fantastic live music and local food, produce and crafts in Artisan Alley, giving visitors a taste of this vibrant region. Boasting a carefully curated lineup of Australia’s best live acts, the event also doubles as a signpost for those looking to embark on a much larger adventure in one of Australia’s natural wonderlands; the Scenic Rim.

 

Although camping is now completely sold out, a handful of glamping sites are still available. Those staying at Elysian Fields on Friday 11 February, the night before, will be treated to performances by local acts Alissa Schuller and The Inadequates. This intimate concert is exclusive to campers and glampers.

 

Angus and Julia Stone

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To keep the local roads free of congestion, there is no public car parking at Elysian Fields, instead punters are encouraged to hop on shuttles running from Canungra Sports & Recreation Ground or any of the dedicated bus services operating directly from Brisbane CBD, Logan, Upper Mount Gravatt, Nerang and Ipswich. Return tickets for coaches can be booked at Mt Gravatt Coach & Travel.

 

The event has also partnered with Containers for Change to increase their recycling initiatives for a more sustainable music event. The Long Sunset is here to create great memories, not landfill.

 

Fresh from playing UK dates with Dean Lewis, Jack Gray has had a string of multi-million streaming tracks over the last two years:

 

“I’m so excited to be back home in Queensland and for The Long Sunset to be my first Australian show of 2022!”

 

Asha Jefferies

Asha Jefferies above

 

While Clea, a Scenic Rim local, has been a favourite on national broadcaster triple j after her acclaimed Like A Version performance of Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus’ ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’.

 

“I’m thrilled to be a part of The Long Sunset”, said Clea, who works out of her Boonah studio. “The Scenic Rim is so incredibly beautiful and adding music to the mix will result in an amazing day.”

 

Asha Jefferies also brings her unique sound hot off the heels of dropping her sophomore EP ‘The Pinnacle’ in 2021. The Gold Coast’s SOFIA ISELLA rounds out the new additions after a big year opening for the likes of Mallrat, Sycco and Tia Gostelow, while the event will close with local DJ duo Cheek2Cheek helping patrons dance their way into the night.

 

In its inaugural year, The Long Sunset offers crowds a rare opportunity to see Australian indie-folk duo Angus & Julia Stone, who will perform together in Queensland for the first time since their sold-out performance in Brisbane back in 2018. The brother-sister duo’s performance at The Long Sunset will also mark the first time for Queenslanders to experience the band’s latest record, ‘Life Is Strange’, live and in person. Five-piece Brisbane indie rock outfit Ball Park Music will also be joining the debut lineup, promising to deliver a quintessentially fun performance for their home-state punters.

 

Clea

Clea above

 

As the sun slowly descends, forcing endless beams of light to splinter over the surrounding mountain ranges, The Long Sunset will truly come to life, providing attendees a soundtrack to accompany one of the most beautiful locations in Australia.

 

Final tickets for The Long Sunset are still available now from www.thelongsunset.com

 

Queensland Music Trails PresentsTHE LONG SUNSETSATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY, 2022ELYSIAN FIELDS – CANUNGRA – QLDANGUS & JULIA STONEBALL PARK MUSICBABE RAINBOWHATCHIEJACK GRAYCLEA + ASHA JEFFERIES, SOFIA ISELLA, CHEEK2CHEEK

 


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THE WANDERING RELEASE BLISTERING DEATHCORE SINGLE & VIDEO ‘A BEAUTIFUL AGONY’

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THE WANDERING

RELEASE BLISTERING

DEATHCORE

SINGLE & VIDEO

‘A BEAUTIFUL AGONY’

 


 

Today marks a significant day in the life of Newcastle deathcore outfit The Wandering. While certainly not alone in their struggles over the past two years, The band have taken hit after hit and seen all of their best-laid plans fall over, time and time again. But, like a diamond, pressure and time forms something beautiful – and in this case, incredibly HEAVY.

 

The new single ‘A Beautiful Agony’ is the first of many steps in the band’s rebirth. It may have taken longer than initially planned, but the Newy boys are BACK with their new single and video. The single is out now at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/thewandering/a-beautiful-agony! The video has amassed 3k views in less than 24 hours!

 

The band state that A Beautiful Agony is “…about self destruction, denial, actions and consequence. Every single person lets themselves and those they love down, but accountability is rarely taken until we’re faced with the avalanche created by our own actions. How can you ever respect yourself if you bury your head in the sand? How can you ever truly love someone if you can’t acknowledge that you’ve let them down? Without a doubt people can change, unfortunately the catalyst often comes once the damage has already been done. We all have our own metaphorical Everest to overcome, but just like the mountain, most people will never make it to the top.

 

The new track was Produced & Engineered by Matt Clarke and Mixed & Mastered by Lance Prenc, the Music Video was handled by Greg Oroth of Vokta Productions and the Artwork designed by Ben Tranter (Static Flow Creative).

 

The band also have tour dates on sale now, alongside Nicolas Cage Fighter and Vilify. They hit Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth on Friday February 25th, Sydney’s Burdekin Hotel on Sunday February 27th and Melbourne at the Bendigo Hotel on Friday March 4th! Tickets are on sale at eventbrite.com!

 

 

For those who haven’t been on the journey to date, The Wandering began to experience momentum following their second single ‘Malignant’ and three-track EP ‘The Serpent Sun’. This led to the band  playing a variety of sold out shows across the country, support noteworthy Australian and international bands and as well as receive national radio play.

 

2020 was intended to be the breakout of The Wandering, kicking off with a sold out show at the Cambridge Hotel in their hometown of Newcastle & gearing up for a national tour in support of To The Grave. As everyone knows, March 2020 brought COVID to Australia. Without any doubt, the pandemic was devastating to the industry as a whole but was especially debilitating to an up and coming band with big plans. All momentum immediately ceased and every plan that had been meticulously thought through since the bands conception had fallen on its face.

 

They released ‘Salt of The Earth’ in September 2020 – with it gaining national radio play and tens of thousands of streams and views across multiple platforms – but in another case of things not going their way – Youtube channel ‘Slam Worldwide’, was audited by Youtube and as a result, multiple videos on the channel, including The Wandering’s new single had been flagged and age restricted, meaning the video would no longer be recommended to other listeners on the channel and the views which were increasing by the thousands every hour had grinded to a halt.

 

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In addition to the multiple tours that were cancelled and the postponement of the bands debut EP, the restriction on Youtube was another significant blow and dead end. After what seemed to be win after win for the band over the first year and a half, The Wandering had suffered multiple losses which essentially took the band back to square one. Through much deliberation, the band decided the best course of action was to recalibrate, rewrite and re-plan.

 

The fruits of that labour are now visible and out in the world to be heard. The single can be accessed at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/thewandering/a-beautiful-agony.

 

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KORN SHARES NEW SONG ‘FORGOTTEN’ FROM ‘REQUIEM’ DUE FEBRUARY 4

Korn

KORN SHARES NEW

SONG ‘FORGOTTEN’

FROM ‘REQUIEM’

DUE FEBRUARY 4

 


 

Korn shares Forgotten, their first offering of 2022 and the second song from their upcoming studio album Requiem, due February 4 via Loma Vista Recordings. Forgotten arrives with a visualizer created by EFFIXX, who did the VFX work in the video for Korn’s first Requiem single Start The Healing, which was directed by Tim Saccenti (Flying Lotus, Run The Jewels, Depeche Mode). Start The Healing now sits in the Top 5 at Mainstream Rock charts in the US.

 

 

Over the last week, Forgotten has been teased via easter eggs across the internet with different stems from the song hidden on their website, newsletter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Makersplace in preparation for the single’s drop.

 

Forgotten arrives on the heels of Korn’s 2022 19-date arena tour announcement supported by very special guests Chevelle and Code Orange which begins March 4.

 

Korn is also performing four nights with System Of A Down beginning on January 31 in Phoenix followed by a stop in San Diego on February 1st and two sold-out shows in Los Angeles on February 4 and 5.

 

Stay tuned for more Korn news coming soon.

 

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REQUIEM TRACK LISTING:01. Forgotten02. Let the Dark Do the Rest03. Start The Healing04. Lost in the Grandeur05. Disconnect06. Hopeless and Beaten07. Penance to Sorrow08. My Confession09. Worst Is On Its Way

 

About Korn:Korn changed the world with the release of their self-titled debut album. It was a record that would pioneer a genre, while the band’s enduring success points to a larger cultural moment. The FADER notes, “There was an unexpected opening in the pop landscape and Korn articulated a generational coming-of-angst for a claustrophobic, self-surveilled consciousness. Korn became the soundtrack for a generation’s arrival as a snarling, thrashing, systemically-restrained freak show.”

 

Since forming, Korn has sold 40 million albums worldwide, collected two Grammys, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and drummer Ray Luzier, have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe.

 

The level of Korn’s reach transcends accolades and platinum certifications. They are “a genuine movement in a way bands cannot be now,” attests The Ringer. They represent a new archetype and radical innovation, their ability to transcend genre makes barriers seem irrelevant.

 


 

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SUPERLOVE UNVEIL CHARMING NEW SINGLE ‘MAYBE I COULD TELL YOU’ AND ACCOMPANYING MUSIC VIDEO

Superlove

SUPERLOVE UNVEIL

CHARMING NEW SINGLE

‘MAYBE I COULD TELL YOU’

AND ACCOMPANYING

MUSIC VIDEO

 


 

UK-based noise-pop band Superlove have just revealed their ethereal new single ‘Maybe I Could Tell You’ and its picturesque accompanying music video.

 

The electro-pop-tinged track is influenced by mid-2000’s coming-of-age films featuring those early moments of falling in love. The band explain, “to take a step aside from our usual writing process was really fun and this song has definitely opened up another new window for what our band can sound like. Lyrically the song is all about those moments building up to telling someone how you feel about them, when you want to tell someone you love them or fancy them. It can be a pretty nerve-wracking thing. The conversational element to the song was something that was done to showcase the innocence and vulnerability of the songs topic.”

 

Previous singles ‘Save Yourselves’ and ‘wanna luv u’ saw extensive support from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Rock Sound (UK), Upset Magazine (UK), Milky, Rawing In The Pit, GC Live, Punktuation Magazine, AAA Backstage and Listen Loud. They also saw radio play from BBC Radio 1 (UK), RTÉ 2XM (IRE), Pinguin Radio (NED), The Faction and Radio Adelaide.

 

‘Maybe I Could Tell You’ is available worldwide now, via Rude Records

 

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SUPPORT FOR ‘MAYBE I COULD TELL YOU’

“Listeners can expect to be swept off of their feet and into the band’s indie-tinged soundscape upon the first listen.”Wonderland. (UK)

 

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SAPPHO RELEASES JOYOUS NEW SINGLE ‘COLLIDE’ + DEBUT SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Sappho

SAPPHO RELEASES

JOYOUS NEW SINGLE

‘COLLIDE’ + DEBUT

SHOWS ANNOUNCED

 


 

Ivy League Records is excited to unleash ‘Collide’, the dreamy new single from Melbourne artist Sappho. A celebration of escapism and embracing all the weird and wonderful places your imagination can take you, ‘Collide’ arrives right in time to become the theme song to your balmy summer nights.

 

Sappho says of the track,“Collide is a song that celebrates fantasy, and all the things you can do with your imagination. Somewhere where you find Fabio… or your version of Fabio. Collide is a song where you can let go .. accept the crazy, lovely places that your brain can sometimes take you too. Collide is about imaginary lovin”.

 

Sappho will be supporting Mia Wray on Thu Feb 24 at the Corner Hotel for her debut performance, with full band + back-up dancers, followed by headline shows in Melbourne at The Curtin on Fri May 6 and in Sydney at The Vanguard on Thu May 12.

 

‘Collide’ is Sappho’s second single following her irresistible 2021 debut, ‘Flex’, which served as an introduction into Sappho’s colourful world of pulsating grooves that are impossible not to dance to. Produced by writing collaborator Rob Amoruso (Baker Boy, G-Flip, Mia Wray, Budjerah) ‘Collide’ is lush, euphoric, and even a little sexy.

 

 

The moniker Sappho is of great significance to Phoebe Baker (the iconic voice of Alpine). When she was born, her parents were torn between naming her Phoebe or Sappho, they opted for the former and so it makes complete sense that Baker’s first solo effort bare the name that could have been.

 

Sappho was born in early 2018, when Baker found herself exploring ideas and, for the first time, writing music without any real intention.

 

With no limitations or boundaries, Baker threw herself into exploring her pop influences. ‘Flex’ came early and set the tone, from there, the music began to flow. After a few months of writing, Baker realised these songs were turning into more than just a fun creative outlet, they had become something empowering, with a voice that showcased to the world her sound – the Sappho sound.

 

SAPPHO – UPCOMING SHOWSSupporting Mia Wray:Thu Feb 24 –Corner Hotel, Mel Headline Shows:Fri 6 May – The Curtin, Melbourne – tickets HEREThu 12 May – The Vanguard, Sydney – tickers HERE

 

Sappho – ‘Collide’ Out now through Ivy League Records. Official single artwork below Listen here

 

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