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ABOVE, BELOW UNVEIL BRAND NEW SINGLE “BLOOD WINE”

ABOVE, BELOW UNVEIL BRAND NEW SINGLE “BLOOD WINE”

ABOVE, BELOW

UNVEIL “BLOOD WINE” AS THIRD OFFERING FROM 
‘THE LOTUS CHAPTERS’


Sydney’s Above, Below are back with another huge single, “Blood Wine”, which premiered through Music Feeds last night and snapped up a triple j The Racket spin shortly after. “Blood Wine” comes as the third and final track to be unveiled from upcoming debut album ‘The Lotus Chapters’, out Friday September 27, with pre-orders available now at https://abvblw.bigcartel.com

“Blood Wine” delivers a track of epic proportions, welcoming a wall of sound before the chorus cuts through the brutality with clean vocals that add a whole new element to the track and flaunts the light and the shade that resonated throughout “Labyrinth”. “Blood Wine” is an analysis of toxic relationships, both in their romantic and non romantic frames. Guitarist Zac Adamson explains that “as we mature and grow as people we begin to see others in different lights and explore the various facets of connection. Blood Wine is an exploration of one of these many connections, in particular one existing in a negative light.” The single looks at the bouncing between blaming yourself and blaming the other and the cognitive dissonance associated with that mental feud. 

The music video is shot and edited by Connor Rancan and was a DIY project featuring all members of the band, Jacob Wilkes (vocals), Zac Adamson (guitar/vocals), Nicholas Bird (guitar), Dylan Mallia (bass) and Isaac Ross (drums) playing through their creation in Jacob’s basement. “We did everything DIY creating the blood wine pool ourselves in a bath tub. Connor smashed it out of the park and we couldn’t be more stoked on the final act to the trilogy of ‘The Lotus Chapter’ videos,” tells Zac.  

‘The Lotus Chapters’ is a massive debut full length that has been in the works for a while. The album is a 12-track concept album that encompasses the ideas of growth, life and death, recorded, mixed and mastered by Nicholas Page at STL Studios (Tapestry, The Beautiful Monument, In Hearts Wake). A seamlessly composed concept album, the body of work weaves through the various stages of life guided by the extended metaphor of a lotus flower beginning as a seed, flourishing and eventually blooming. Throughout the 12 tracks the ideas of growth, learning, maturity, darkness, light, harmony and acceptance are navigated and contemplated to form an overarching image of what it means to be human and what it is to exist. Without constraint, the album blends ambient clean atmosphere, heavy progressive metalcore and thematic story-telling to unearth a meditation on our place and purpose in this world.

“Behind The Mosaic Garden”, the first single cut from ‘The Lotus Chapters’, premiered through triple j’s Short. Fast. Loud. late last year and built the foundation of interest for future releases with plays on RAGE and almost 40,000 listens on Spotify. “Labyrinth” premiered through triple j’s The Racket a few weeks ago and brought with it the debut album announcement, media love worldwide and has received national and international airplay since its release. Above, Below currently have three tracks respectively making the rounds in Spotify editoral playlists Got DjentDeathcore and Homegrown + Heavy, which is home to over 300,000 followers collectively. 


Above, Below’s debut album ‘The Lotus Chapters’ will be released Friday September 27 with pre-orders live now at https://abvblw.bigcartel.com. “Blood Wine” will be out Friday August 23 to stream and purchase at all good online outlets and streaming platforms!

WATCH BLOOD WINE BY ABOVE, BELOW HERE

 


Killswitch Engage Release Incendiary New Clip For ‘The Signal Fire’

Killswitch Engage Release Incendiary New Clip For ‘The Signal Fire’

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 
RELEASE INCENDIARY NEW CLIP FOR THE SIGNAL FIRE
FEATURING BOTH CURRENT AND FORMER KSE SINGERS 
JESSE LEACH + HOWARD JONES TRADING VOCALS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN OFFICIAL BAND VIDEO

NEW ALBUM ATONEMENT OUT NOW ON SONY MUSIC
HITS #1 ON MULTIPLE ITUNES CHARTS AROUND THE GLOBE


Grammy-nominated and Gold-selling hard rock heavyweights Killswitch Engage have just released the video for the song The Signal Fire from their new album Atonement, out now via Sony Music. Current and former KsE singers Jesse Leach and Howard Jones trade vocals in this simple but electrifying performance clip.

 

Watch the video, directed by the band’s longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The Godfathers of Hardcore, Meshuggah) here:

 

 

“This video is a demonstration of solidarity and unity,” says Leach. “This is for the fans and this is our testimony to all who see this video. In these times we live in, I believe this is an important message — not just for us as a band and our fans but for all of humanity. This is a call for compassion and understanding! There is strength in unity.”

Leach continues, “The making of the video was a great experience as well. Just all of us guys hanging out and having fun together.  Ian McFarland did a hell of a job capturing the vibe and energy of our performances.”

“It was another silly day at the office,” says Jones. “Good food, lots of wrestling talk, and hanging with the boys is a great way to spend the day and get a little work done. Shout out to Ian McFarland for making everything painless at the shoot. The day was all smiles — with a hint of metal.”

KsE previously shared the new single, Unleashed. Watch the visualizer here.

The band also shared the video for, I Am Broken Too. Watch it here.

BUY ATONEMENT HERE

 


ATONEMENT TRACK LISTING:

01. Unleashed
02. The Signal Fire [Featuring Howard Jones]
03. Us Against the World
04. The Crownless King [Featuring Chuck Billy]
05. I Am Broken Too
06. As Sure As the Sun Will Rise
07. Know Your Enemy
08. Take Control
09. Ravenous
10. I Can’t Be the Only One
11. Bite the Hand That Feeds

 

 

 


ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: 
Killswitch Engage first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialized Western Massachusetts in 1999. A musical outlier, the band pioneered a union of thrashed-out European guitar pyrotechnics, East Coast hardcore spirit, on-stage hijinks, and enlightened lyricism that set the pace for what the turn-of-the-century deemed heavy. 2002’s Alive Or Just Breathingbecame avowed as a definitive album, being named among “The Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of the Decade” by Decibel and celebrated by everyone from Metal Hammer to Revolver. Not only did they bust open the floodgates for dozens to follow, but they also garnered two GRAMMY®Award nominations in the category of “Best Metal Performance” in 2005 and 2014, respectively, and gold certifications for The End of Heartache [2004] and As Daylight Days [2006]. The group landed three consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with Killswitch Engage [2009], Disarm The Descent [2013], and their career high best bow at #6 with Incarnate [2016]. The latter two releases would also both capture #1 on the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. Their total streams have exceeded half-a-billion to date. Along the way, the band has shared stages with some of the biggest acts in the world and have sold out countless headline gigs in six continents across the globe.

2019 represents another turning point. The quintet—Adam Dutkiewicz [lead guitar], Joel Stroetzel [rhythm guitar], Mike D’Antonio [bass], Justin Foley [drums], and Jesse Leach [vocals]—sharpen every side of this signature sound on their eighth full-length and first for Sony Music, Atonement.

 

SUSPYRIA RELEASE SINGLE “LOST COLOURS” AND ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM

SUSPYRIA  RELEASE SINGLE “LOST COLOURS” AND ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM

SUSPYRIA 
RELEASE SINGLE “LOST COLOURS” AND ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM


Melbourne rock/metal four-piece Suspyria have unleashed “Lost Colours” as the second single cut from upcoming debut album ‘Regression’, due for release Friday October 4! 

The brand new single is produced, mixed and mastered by Christopher Vernon (Belle HavenBetter Half) and features elements drawn from early influences of the metal genre from the likes of A Day To Remember and Avenged Sevenfold. The track comes accompanied by a music video that follows a protagonist who becomes self-aware of the person they’ve become and what they’ve done. Front man Terence Stevens explains that, “It’s about finally battling the demons in your head and overcoming them. It’s the reflection, the struggle, and the victory.” 

Suspyria released the title track “Regression” earlier in the year, which received a glowing review from Unearthed’s Dave Ruby Howe: “Seismic energy and guitars! This band ain’t messing around with this soaring x heavy prog sound.” 
“Regression” came as the second single from upcoming album and revealed the strained mental health experienced by those who stand by and fight for the ones they love who are struggling with addiction. The hard hitting drums, complex guitar riffs, and huge dynamic range of Stevens’ vocals sonically explore the uncertainty, anxiety and frustration held by those who care so deeply about someone on the path of self destruction.

Suspyria have been in formation for just over a year and started as a passion project between vocalist Terence Stevens (formerly of Deadfall), and guitarist Mitchell Black. The two clicked over their passion for music and began creating songs that took on a blend of rock and metal paired with elements of punk punctuating their powerful sound. Rounding out the four piece is Beau Grech(drums, formerly Furious George) and Christian Centofani (bass).

 



Drawing influence from acts such as Breaking Benjamin, My Chemical Romance, and A Day To Remember, the band have already started to generate themselves a loyal fan base on social media and have worked towards building a production value far beyond their years.

“Lost Colours” is out now on all digital platforms and streaming outlets. ‘Regression’ will be available on Friday October 4.

 

 

Glass Tides Release New single “Crawling”

Glass Tides Release New single “Crawling”

EMO-POP IS ALIVE AND “CRAWLING” BACK IN GLASS TIDES’ NEW SINGLE 

+ NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCED FOR JANUARY 2020

Emo-pop is alive and well in 2019, and Adelaide five-piece Glass Tides are well on their way to heading its resurgence with their infectious and dark new track “Crawling”. A powerful song that reflects on dark times in your life, when all seems lost, the track crawls in and implants itself into your mind. 

This dynamic song is set to leave its every listener wanting more from the band, serving as the perfect taster ahead of the release of the band’s full-length album release set for release on the 17th of January 2020.

Listen to “Crawling” here

 

Inspired by Bring Me The Horizon and The Used, “Crawling” explodes into its massive chorus, with catchy, pop-like melodies sung with angst and aggression. 

“‘Crawling’ reflects on a dark time in our lives when it seemed like there was no way out,” said the band. “Being surrounded by bad influences and experiencing tragic, life changing events, there is never an easy option or easy way to move on.”

Glass Tides are a five-piece emo/rock group from Adelaide, Australia. Wasting no time establishing themselves nationwide, supporting artists such as Thrice, Circa Survive, Spiderbait, Body Jar, Young Lions more. The group’s unique mix of heavy/emo music accompanied by the passionate and raw vocals has ignited excitement around the world upon there establishment in late 2017. Along the way, the group has released two EPs, Thoughts (2017) and My Descend (2018), and will be dropping their first full-length in January 2020

 

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CRAWLING” HERE

 

 

“Crawling” is available to stream and purchase on all platforms now. 

Praise for Glass Tides:

“The fire and ice of this track is nicely balanced. You’ll have your arms splayed out ready to soar with this track.” – Dave Ruby Howe (triple j)

“So lush, so anthemic, I love this so much” – Celline Narinili (triple j)

 

FOLLOW GLASS TIDES

Facebook | Instagram | Website | Spotify

 

XMPLA RELEASES VIBRANT NEW SINGLE ‘BIG KIDS FEAT. CALMELL’

XMPLA RELEASES VIBRANT NEW SINGLE ‘BIG KIDS FEAT. CALMELL’

XMPLA RELEASES VIBRANT NEW SINGLE ‘BIG KIDS FEAT. CALMELL’, AHEAD OF DEBUT EP


XMPLA, the moniker of up and coming Sydney producer Aaron James, has teamed up with vocalist Calmell for the release of his most impressive single to date, ‘Big Kids’. A follow up to his electric single ‘Excited’, and another step closer to the release of his debut EP on October Records, due later this year.

The new single, sees XMPLA explore and diversify his sound once again. Previously impressing audiences with dynamic productions shaped by a huge range of vocal techniques, and refined by each subsequent release, he has gone on to collaborate with various artists around the world, and now enlisting the help of Sydney vocalist Calmell, with XMPLA gushing on their working relationship, “we were both on a similar wavelengths with how we approached the song, and we pretty much made ‘Big Kids’ within the first hour of getting in the studio.”

 

LISTEN HERE
BUY / STREAM HERE

Further describing the meaning behind the lyrics, XMPLA shares “‘Big Kids’ plays on how we never really sleep because there is always something going through our minds. Some of us never really grow up and there is that kid inside all of us that as we get older, tend to suppress but it’s about discovering that and not just letting adult life make you feel like you can’t be yourself or have fun!”

XMPLA first burst onto the scene with extraordinary prowess in 2017, taking home first place at  Studio 301’s ‘Is It A Banger’ competition. Having now released a small handful of extremely technical works, XMPLA’s ingenuity has captured the attention of the industry, quickly becoming afeature artist for triple j Unearthed, and blooming into a unique and talented trailblazer in his field. Amongst his accolades, he has also produced first class remixes for Odd Mob, Animal Feelings and most notably an official remix for Marshmello’s hit single ‘Wolves’ – the original sitting well over 1 billion streams across platforms. With various local shows to be announced in the coming weeks, make sure to keep an eye on this brilliant newcomer, who’s guaranteed to be making serious waves in the near future!

‘Big Kids feat. Calmell’ is out now on October Records.

XMPLA: 
INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK SOUNDCLOUD | TWITTER

Calmell: 
INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK

True Crime Duo SKYND Release ‘Tyler Hadley’ Video. ‘Chapter II’

True Crime Duo SKYND Release ‘Tyler Hadley’ Video. ‘Chapter II’

TRUE CRIME DUO SKYND RELEASE
TYLER HADLEY VIDEO 

CHAPTER II EP OUT NOW


Industrial-tinged duo SKYND is the dark creative outlet and the alter ego of its lead singer, Skynd, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Father. The pair explores the darkest and most disturbing parts of the human psyche and furthers their delightfully creepy aesthetic. They siphon inspiration from inexplicable and brutal criminal cases, and the mystery surrounding unsolved deaths, and transforms them into songs. Who needs Investigation Discovery when you have SKYND?

The duo recently dropped the Chapter II EP.

BUY/LISTEN CHAPTER II HERE

 Jim Jones, the first song and video from Chapter II, dropped earlier this year. Watch it here. The EP also features the songs Katherine Knight and Tyler Hadley.

Watch the Tyler Hadley video here:

 

“On Katherine Knight, we were searching for a theme,” SKYND reveals about the song influenced by the notorious Australian woman who skinned her victim. “And I thought, ‘Why don’t we just write a fucked up love song?’ She was a psychopath and unable to feel true empathy and true love and that’s why I wanted to write a love song about her. If you have love and hate, and you put them together, they cancel each other out. Hate + Love = NOTHING, so you can’t feel anything, and that is what I am saying in the lyrics.”

She continues, “I just wanted to come up with a fucked up love story and she was in my head for a very long time. And I had her story in my diary since I was 14. I knew about her for a very long time. She was one of the reasons that I went to Australia — because I wanted to have an interview with her. But that was just impossible. She never really talked about the whole crime, she never told anyone what was her trigger, why she did what she did. Of course she didn’t want to be alone but she really never gave a reason why.”

Regarding Tyler Hadley, which follows the story of a boy who killed both of his parents because he wanted to throw a party at his house, SKYND says, “He developed the idea to kill his parents so he didn’t have to ask for permission anymore. He ended up having a party in the house that dead bodies were in, so it’s really creepy.”

Father weighs in on these new visuals, saying, “We don’t create — we document. We don’t see ourselves as artists, but as craftsmen and we are getting better and better at it. Chapter II is the current state of our abilities.”

Last year, SKYND arrived on the scene with a debut EP featuring three songs and videos that nodded to infamous serial killers. Chapter 1 included Elisa Lam, Gary Heidnik, which features a cameo from Korn frontman and true crime aesthete Jonathan Davis, and Richard Ramirez.


CHAPTER II EP TRACK LISTING:

01. Jim Jones
02. Tyler Hadley
03. Katherine Knight

 

 

 

 

 

 


ABOUT SKYND:
We all conceal something behind the earthly façade we show to the world. Maybe, it’s an unspoken fetish. Perhaps it’s a covetous urge. Or it could just be the kind of darkness we acknowledge in passing—but don’t dare reference out loud. SKYND peel back those layers and uncover what lurks beneath in all of its painful glory. The industrialized gothic electronic duo—Skynd [lead vocals] and “Father” [producer, multi-instrumentalist]—exorcize beauty by bloodletting as they mine some of history’s most baffling, bizarre, and brutal crimes on their debut trio of interconnected independent singles.

With the release of Chapter 1 in 2018, and over 3 million hits on Youtube, SKYND are back. The duo represents the next level of aural immersion, intermingling sound, visuals, and a warning worth heeding.“All human beings are capable of cruelty,” Skynd says. “We have to keep the inner animal in check. We’re here to provide a different perspective on the psyche to maybe answer some questions.”

NEWS: VERMONT RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “RUIN”

NEWS: VERMONT  RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “RUIN”

VERMONT 
RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “RUIN” + ANNOUNCE DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP


Melbourne’s four-piece alternative rock/emo outfit Vermont are blasting back on the scene with their first release of the year, “Ruin”, which takes notions of expectation and self-dissatisfaction and converts these ideals into a fiery rock track. “Ruin” comes paired with a music video and the announcement of the boys self-titled debut EP, due for release Friday September 20!

This brand new single is produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Christopher Vernon (Belle Haven, Deadlights, Better Half) and is an infectious pop rock tune that features a melodic backbone, distorted guitar tones and a catchy chorus complete with angsty vocals to boot. “Ruin” addresses self reflection and as front man Joshua Swanwick explains, “highlights an inability to be satisfied with who you are. Whether that is from the expectations of others or expectations of your own.”

The music video that accompanies sees the band play through their brand new single in a room filled with a smokey atmosphere, strobe lighting and neat camera work by Martin Wood Imagery(DREGG, The Gloom In The Corner, Weighbridge). The film features slow camera spins and glitchy film effects that give the clip an edge and uses close ups to show the weight of the emotion behind the lyrics.

Depth Magazine placed Vermont in their Saturday Spotlight late last year and commented on the way the band is able to evoke emotion and create music at a standard typically higher than most this early on in their musical career by saying: “With only three songs currently released, Vermont have the sound of a band well beyond their years … Touching on themes of relationships, heartbreak, pain, and inner demons, Vermont are able to create an overwhelming aura of emotion through their sound. Dark guitar and bass tones consistently combine with melancholy vocals in their songs to instill a constant feeling of inner aching.”

Vermont will release their debut EP September 20, which will add four brand new tracks to the bands repertoire and will build on the thoughts and themes of the previous three singles. The Vermont EP encapsulates feelings of anxiety, toxic relationships, self doubt and the environments that mold us. Joshua explains that the EP “focuses heavily on how so many different things form together to make us who we are. It’s not always pretty and at times it feels like its all too much.”

 

Vermont formed in late 2017 and is comprised of Joshua Swanwick (vocals), Jono Hnatejko (guitar), Nathan Borg (bass) and Curtly Lyon (drums). The quartet once made up three of five members of a pop-punk group that grew out of the music they were creating, only to come together down the track and rebrand as the band we see today. In the early stages of their musical journey, the band has only played a handful of shows around Melbourne, but have made sure to leave a mark on the stages they have graced, having played alongside Reside, Stuck Out and The Playbook most notably. Vermont strive to produce music that they love and aim to further develop and enhance their sound as they progress and explore new territories.

“Ruin” is out now and available on all digital and streaming platforms! Vermont EP will be released Friday September 20.

Stay in touch with Vermont

 

NEWS: MELBOURNE ELECTRONIC DUO NADISKO ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE

NEWS: MELBOURNE ELECTRONIC DUO  NADISKO  ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE

MELBOURNE ELECTRONIC DUO
NADISKO
ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE + LYRIC VIDEO
TAKE ME AWAY


Electronic masters Nadisko have today announced their iridescent new single Take Me Away, a track made to be spun in the summer (or to heat up the winter months!) out August 9.  The group, consisting of Alex Hopkins and Blake Wood, have also released a stunning lyric video to accompany Take Me Away.

Nadisko formed during the Myspace glory days of mid-2008; an era when MGMT’s debut album was being blasted all over the radio and ultimate-cringe head-to-toe flouro attire was widespread.  They quickly cemented themselves as premier resident DJs in Sydney, and from there they gained airplay on BBC Radio One for their debut EP, they supported Steve AokiTigaUffie and heaps more massive names, remixed Peking Duk’s first EP, and played shows all across Australia, Europe and Mexico.  It’s been a wild ride, and the guys are super excited to be back with their new single Take Me Away, as Wood enthuses,“After a four year hiatus, we have developed a more mature sound, using the knowledge that one gains after 50 releases and a love of dance music.  We are super keen to release new music and share it with everyone!”

 

Evocative of electronic dance auteurs RÜFÜS DU SOL and Crooked ColoursTake Me Away is the much-needed antidote to a chilly Australian winter.  Hypnotic percussion percolates underneath wistful, beautiful vocals, and it’s a masterclass in electronic dance production and arrangement.  Offering a little insight into the inspiration behind the track, Hopkins says, Take Me Away is an intimate, summery, poolside tune with a hypnotic guitar riff and dreamy soulful vocals.  It is a new direction of what we are vibing musically, and in that, something we have only recently tapped into.  It was inspired by equality and relationships.  With the world being so busy and with so much division, we often struggle and forget to spend time with those closest to us.  It was inspired by a very tough time for us in our lives and was used as a form of escapism.  It comes back to the idea of a ‘perfect’ dream or idealism of what relationships should be like.  It brought us back to the things that are important to us in life.”

Nadisko are a part of the Hot Sunday Records label family, run by Australian DJ and producer Color Castle (Christian Pilot), joining the roster alongside Sidney CharlesMiguel CampbellDennis Quin and more.  Hand in hand with their label, Nadisko are ready to celebrate their return with Take Me Away. Wood describes how the pair’s relationship has developed over the years and how honing and interchanging their skills has resulted in Take Me Away, saying, We both work in media and have a penchant for everything television and movies.  We first met socially and uncovered a joint passion for music.  Alex had been making music since he was 12, from this, I took care of the live element and Alex was mostly production, with these roles changing often over the years.  Between this and music, I guess you could say we have a very proactive work ethic after years of relying on each other through various hurdles!”

Nadisko is Alex Hopkins and Blake Wood.

Take Me Away is set for release on August 9, 2019

Stay in touch with Nadisko – 

 

CITY CALM DOWN | New track ‘Mother’ Out Today | Watch The Video

CITY CALM DOWN | New track ‘Mother’ Out Today | Watch The Video

 

‘MOTHER’

Watch the new video from City Calm Down
Directed by Matt Sav
Taken from upcoming album Television
Out Friday 23 August
Touring nationally in October – on sale now via www.citycalmdown.com


“I grew up in a household of five boys, and my mum took on the primary caring duties for the five of us. We weren’t easy kids to look after: babysitters usually only lasted a couple of visits. I guess this song is a way of saying thanks to my mum (and dad) for putting up with the five of us.” – Jack Bourke

 


Television Album
City Calm Down
Out Friday 23 August through I OH YOU
Available for pre-order here

 

Television tracklist:
1. Television
2. Visions Of Graceland
3. Mother
4. Stuck (On The Eastern)
5. Lucy Bradley
6. Flight
7. Weatherman
8. A Seat In the Trees
9. New Year’s Eve
10. Cut The Wires

NEWS: TOOL’S ‘Fear Inoculum’ Arrives August 30

NEWS: TOOL’S ‘Fear Inoculum’ Arrives August 30

TOOL’S FEAR INOCULUM ARRIVES AUG. 30

STREAM THE TITLE TRACK FROM THE YEAR’S
MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM

PRE-ORDERS, INCLUDING A UNIQUE LIMITED-EDITION CD PACKAGE ARE AVAILABLE NOW


Continuing their affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the GRAMMY Award® winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. Pre-orders for both the special package and digital downloads are available now. A vinyl release will be announced soon.

PRE-ORDER FEAR INOCULUM HERE

The 85-minute collection was produced by TOOL, with Joe Barresi engineering and mixing the release. Barresi also worked with the band on 10,000 Days.

The song stream and pre-order news arrives as the Los Angeles band recently made several of their previous releases, OpiateUndertowÆnimaLateralus and 10,000 Days, available for the first time on digital service providers. The releases racked up over 20 million streams in the first 48 hours of release, as well as quickly claiming five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Albums chart.

 

 

 

TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996),Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, Ænima), Best Metal Performance (2002, Schism) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).

TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar)
and Maynard James Keenan (vocals)

 

NEWS:MYLK ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE + VIDEO NOT MY FAULT

NEWS:MYLK ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE + VIDEO  NOT MY FAULT

MYLK ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE + VIDEO

NOT MY FAULT 

+ MELBOURNE LAUNCH SHOW ON AUGUST 23


Lovable indie rockers Mylk have today announced the release of their fun new single Not My Fault, a hooky track about being a bit of a bad luck magnet, set for release on August 8.  The group have also released a fittingly entertaining and super endearing clip for Not My Fault; it’s a one-shot-wonder bursting with youth and personality.  And they’ll be celebrating the release with an exclusive hometown show at the Grace Darling Hotel in Melbourne on August 23.

Not My Fault is the perfect example of what Mylk is – a bit cheeky, undeniably catchy, with idiosyncratic vocals and colloquial charm.  Not My Fault is an uncomplicated yet extremely effective track, kind of effocative of jangle legend Mac Demarco but still with a unique Mylk spin.  Thrilled to be releasing the track, Nathaniel Peacock, lead vocalist of Mylk says, “It feels great to be releasing this track after working so hard on it for such a long time.  We love the song, and to finally be able to show it to the world is exciting and relieving, hopefully it gets stuck in people’s heads!”  Not My Fault was inspired by a simple melody, and the song was completely written without any lyrics at first.  “It was while jamming the song instrumentally that we just happened to sing the words ‘it’s not my fault’ to the tune of the chorus and the rest of the lyrics just came together.  The lyrical content of the song is not meant to be taken super seriously at all, with the track aiming to be fun and catchy, and something to make people move.”

The clip for Not My Fault is just as eccentric as the band themselves, as the viewer is taken on a spectacularly quirky ride through a classic sharehouse environment with a surreal twist.  Working alongside Jack Wilson-Lee of JWL Productions, there’s puppies, hairdryers in the bathtub, backyard amateur theatre, and more, and it’s all tied together with a wonderfully apathetic performance from Mylk.  It’s tongue-in-cheek, but it has a lot of heart, and it does a great job of convincing the viewer that Mylk would be a pretty fun group of friends to have.  Explaining the inspiration behind the clip, Peacock says, “The video is a bunch of small sketches where different events occur that are seemingly ‘Not My Fault’, this idea of doing multiple lighthearted sketches was our idea from the beginning of planning the video, as well as creating the effect that the video was filmed all in one take.  We wanted the video to emphasise the lyrics in the song, as they do tell somewhat of a story.”

Mylk are celebrating Not My Fault with a show at Melbourne’s own Grace Darling Hotel on August 23.  Giving fans a taste of what to expect on the night, Peacock enthuses, “We really take pride in our live performances, and I think we can all say that playing gigs is our favourite part of being in a band and making music.  Mylk gigs tend to be a great time, at least for us, with a fun and safe environment for all encouraged.  We make sure that our recorded music is exactly the same as our live performances in terms of sound, and that the shows give everyone a memorable experience and an excuse to shake yo booty.”

Mylk is Nathaniel Peacock (lead vocals, guitar), Harry Bohmer (lead guitar), Julian Addati (bass guitar), and Ewen Stewart (percussion, backup vocals).

Not My Fault  is out August 8.


MYLK ‘NOT MY FAULT’ LAUNCH SHOW
FRI 23 AUG | GRACE DARLING HOTEL, COLLINGWOOD VIC | 18+
Tickets available on the door.

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NEWS: JUICE WRLD Announces Death Race For Love Tour Dates for Australia November 2019

NEWS: JUICE WRLD Announces Death Race For Love Tour Dates for Australia November 2019

JUICE WRLD
Announces Death Race For Love Tour Dates for Australia
November 2019


Billboard’s Top New Artist of 2019, JUICE WRLD, today announced he will make a very welcome return this November for his biggest headline Australian tour yet.

Touring on the back of his brilliant sophomore and Billboard #1 album, Death Race For Love, Juice WRLD will hit the stage of Perth’s Metro City on November 21 before heading east to Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on November 23 and Festival Hall, Melbourne on November 29.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at midday this Friday, August 9.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the 48-hour pre-sale beginning at 11am Wednesday, August 7 until 11am Friday, August 9.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.

The 20-year-old Chicago native dropped his highly-anticipated second album, Death Race for Love, in March of this year. Featuring the hit single “Robbery,” the album immediately debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #8 on the ARIA Album chart.

Juice WRLD, hip-hop’s breakout star of 2018, previously visited Billboard’s top 10 with WRLD on Drugs, his collaborative offering with Future which debuted and peaked at #2, and his debut studio album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, which climbed to #8. Along with his double-platinum single “All Girls Are the Same,” the platinum-certified album features tracks “Lucid Dreams” and “Armed and Dangerous.”

Currently playing European and North American headline and festival dates, these shows will mark Juice WRLD’s second headline tour of Australia following Falls Festival sideshows to packed houses in Sydney and Melbourne last summer.


JUICE WRLD
Death Race for Love

METRO CITY, PERTH 
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 (18+)

HORDERN PAVILION
SYDNEY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 (AA)

FESTIVAL HALL
MELBOURNE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29 (AA)


TICKETS ON SALE 12PM FRIDAY AUGUST 9
Live Nation pre-sale begins 11am Wednesday, August 7 until 11am Friday, August 9

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: 
juicewrld999.com livenation.com.au

 

 

 

NEWS:RITUALS OF MINE ANNOUNCE NEW EP SLEEPER HOLD

NEWS:RITUALS OF MINE ANNOUNCE NEW EP SLEEPER HOLD

ELECTRONIC & ALT-R&B DUO RITUALS OF MINE ANNOUNCE NEW EP SLEEPER HOLD OUT OCTOBER 4


Rituals of Mine, the electronic recording project of Los Angeles-based songwriterTerra Lopez and percussionist Adam Pierce, announce their new EP, SLEEPER HOLD, out October 4 via Carpark Records.

The video for lead single, BURST, which premiered this week via Billboard Pride, was directed by Kris Esfandiari (King Woman) and was created by a majority queer, women, and trans crew. Over nightmarish, staccato instrumentation, BURST reconciles with childhood and past traumas. The concept of the video stems directly from Lopez’s tendency to use basketball as a coping mechanism when she was younger and represents herself overcoming the obstacles of being a queer woman of colour in the industry.

“With this new material, I’m confronting a lot of personal issues I haven’t addressed before,” says Lopez. “I made a promise to myself that I’m no longer going to play small or hide behind metaphors, that I’m going to really lean into self-confidence, self-reliance and take up space. ‘BURST’ is the beginning of that.”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE BURST

SLEEPER HOLD follows their minimalist debut, Devoted, and is as tense and captivating as its name suggests. Lopez began writing the songs that would eventually inhabit the EP during one of the most harrowing and self-reflective times in her life. “In 2016 my father committed suicide, and six months later my best friend died in an accident,” recalls Lopez. “Both of those losses were incredibly devastating, and it was massive for me because these two people who were such important figures in my life were gone. These new songs all derived from the past three and a half years of my life and what those losses made me confront.”

Lopez flew from California to Florida to work with her long-time collaborator and producer Wes Jones and began developing a brooding sound that would match the emotional intensity of her writing. Having the intimate space of a studio, occupied by only her and a producer, meant that Lopez could write from the heart in a way that didn’t feel possible when there were more people in the room. Over the course of a few months the two would craft some of the project’s most cavernous and vulnerable songs to date. “This new material is very direct and focused on what I want to express with things I’ve held in for so long.” says Lopez. “It’s finally me addressing all of that trauma because I finally had the space to do so.”


RITUALS OF MINE – SLEEPER HOLD EP
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NEWS: Northlane Release New Video ‘Eclipse’ From Their Highly Anticipated New Album ‘Alien’

NEWS: Northlane Release New  Video ‘Eclipse’ From Their Highly Anticipated New Album ‘Alien’

NORTHLANE
RELEASE NEW VIDEO, ECLIPSE
 FROM THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM, ALIEN OUT FRIDAY 

ALIEN RELEASE SHOW DETAILS REVEALED


Northlane’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, Alien, is released this Friday via UNFD and to add to the excitement, the band have released a brand-new video for Eclipse as a Youtube premiere.

Eclipse is an attempt to understand the reasons and motivations behind the things my father did. When everything else in his life went wrong, he took it out on my sister and I. It’s easy to say that he was just a bad father but it was a bit more complicated than that. Despite trying to see it through his eyes, I’ve promised myself that I will never turn out like him, as a father, a husband or a man.” explains vocalist, Marcus Bridge

Eclipse is the follow up to the Bloodline video, also directed by Jason Eshraghian.

Marcus Bridge adds “I had a very clear vision for the Eclipse video and Jason absolutely nailed it. To mirror the theme of the lyrics, I wanted the viewer to literally see the world through my father’s eyes. You see all the awful stuff we went through as children but also what led him to do those things. Like the Bloodline video, this will make some people uncomfortable but unfortunately this is a reality for a lot of people.”

Watch the video for Eclipse here:

 

The band are also thrilled to reveal a free intimate release show at Yah Yah’s in Melbourne on Friday, August 2 to celebrate the release of Alien. The event will also feature a pop-up store and attendance will be at a first come, first serve basis. Be sure to get there early to avoid disappointment.

NORTHLANE ‘ALIEN RELEASE SHOW’

FRIDAY 2 AUGUST
YAH YAH’S
99 LITTLE SMITH ST, FITZROY VICTORIA
8PM

FREE ENTRY! 
*There will be no pre-sale tickets

THE EVENT FEATURES A NORTHLANE POP UP STORE

For a band that have traditionally focused on wider issues in the outside world, Alien is easily the most personal statement of their career. “I was raised in hell but I made it out,” says Northlane vocalist Marcus Bridge. “Raised in a place I shouldn’t have been, and no child should have been. But I’ve been able to break free.”

While some long-time listeners might assume that the title Alien is a continuation of the space and futuristic themes that have characterised previous Northlane albums, it’s instead a reflection of the alienation Bridge felt as a child “who grew up in a weird, unusual household and who was bullied at school because of it”. 

Produced by the band themselves, the album was recorded at Chris Blancato’s studio in Sydney, whereNorthlane recorded their first EP, 2010’s Hollow Existence. Bridge did his vocals at Sydney’s Electric Sun Studios, where the quintet made their 2011 debut album, Discoveries.

For a band marking their 10th anniversary in 2019, Alien is a bold leap forward; the work of a group fighting their way out of their corner by moving forward rather than looking back. Their previous three albums may have debuted in the Top 5 in Australia – with Node landing at Number One before going on to win an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock or Heavy Metal Album, an accolade also awarded to Mesmer – but Northlane are in no mood to play it safe.

Alien pre-orders are available now.
Alien is available as Exclusive Vinyl, CD and Merchandise options
in limited quantities worldwide via unfdstore.com.

In support ofAlien, Northlane will be heading to North America for a headline run throughout August and September with Erra, Currents and Crystal Lake. October will see them tour Australia and New Zealand before their European Headline tour in November and December supported by PolarisSilent Planet andVoid of Vision.

triple j presents

ALIEN WORLD TOUR
AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:

WITH GUESTS
COUNTERPARTS, SILENT PLANET & VOID OF VISION

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER  – UNSW ROUNDHOUSE, SYDNEY
SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER  – TRIFFID, BRISBANE SOLD OUT!
THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER – 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER – 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE SOLD OUT!

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER – LION ARTS FACTORY, ADELAIDE SOLD OUT!
SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER – CAPITOL, PERTH

VIP packages and tickets are available at northlaneband.com


ALIEN TRACK LISTING:

01. Details Matter
02. Bloodline
03. 4D
04. Talking Heads
05. Freefall
06. Jinn
07. Eclipse
08. Rift
09. Paradigm
10. Vultures
11. Sleepless


 

 

NORTHLANE

NEWS: SLUM SOCIABLE RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘DEJA VU’ + EP L.I.F

NEWS: SLUM SOCIABLE RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘DEJA VU’ + EP L.I.F

SLUM SOCIABLE

RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘DEJA VU’
+ EP L.I.F
+ ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL TOUR


Much-loved Melbourne band Slum Sociable, today unveil a brand new cut, ‘Déjà Vu’, lifted from their highly anticipated EP L.I.F. out today via Liberation Records. Premiering overnight on triple j Good Nights, this high energy number has already proven a fan favourite from a handful of recent live performances, regularly generating crowd sing-alongs by the song’s final chorus.
“Déjà Vu’ is a song that was initially written in LA. We were going through an interesting time and wanted to write something that reminded us why we started making music together” – Ed Quinn

In further good news, Slum Sociable have confirmed hotly tipped Gold Coast via NZ rapperSaint Lane for the East Coast dates (ex Wollongong) on their upcoming Australian tour, where he’ll warm the crowd with his high-octane, ridiculously catchy tracks such as ‘Sugary Sweet’. Supports for other dates will be announced very soon. The L.I.F. EP tour runs through August and September taking in capital cities and regional centres throughout the country. Tickets are on sale now.L.I.F. was predominantly recorded at the band’s Melbourne studio and features five outstanding tracks brilliantly-crafted tracks mixed by the uber talented Kon Kersting(Mallrat, Jungle Giants), who also co-produced various tracks.

The EP’s hard-hitting, passionate song writing and cinematic production further validates Slum Sociable as one of Australia’s most loved and interesting acts. The band’s catalogue has now collected over 24 million Spotify streams, with radio spins on BBC Radio 1, Beats 1 and KCRW, and online love from Billboard, NYLON, CLASH, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle, Pilerats and Purple Sneakers.

                                 

LISTEN: ‘Déjà Vu’ by Slum Sociable


L.I.F. EP
Slum Sociable
Out now through Liberation Records
Available to buy/stream here
L.I.F. tracklist: 
  1. 65-45
  2. Life Is Free
  3. Déjà Vu
  4. Afterthought
  5. If I Were Called Back

 

 

 

 

 


SLUM SOCIABLE
L.I.F. EP TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST SAINT LANE*
AUSTRALIA
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER 2019

Presented by Niche Productions
Click here for more tour info

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Sat 31 Aug | The Workers Club | Geelong, VIC

Thu 5 Sep | The Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW*

Fri 6 Sep | The Lansdowne | Sydney, NSW*

Sat 7 Sep | UC Hub | Canberra, ACT*

Sun 8 Sep | North Wollongong Hotel | Wollongong, NSW

Fri 13 Sep | Wooly Mammoth | Brisbane, QLD*

Sat 14 Sep | Republic Bar | Hobart, TAS

Thu 19 Sep | Freo.Social | Perth, WA

Fri 20 Sep | Fat Controller | Adelaide, SA

Sat 21 Sep | The Espy | Melbourne, VIC*

Also playing:
Fri 30 Aug | NGV: Friday Nights | Melbourne, VIC

 


SLUM SOCIABLE