Category Archives: Latest News

Dubai rockers JAY WUD announce third album and release new single

Jay Wud.jpg

Dubai based rockers JAY WUD prepare to take on the world with their new album Transitions, which is set for release on 30 June.

The band have announced the new album with the release of new single ‘Empire’. Boasting chunky riffs and a huge chorus, Empire serves as a great introduction to the band’s mix of metal, flamboyant rock, and infectious hooks.

With members from Lebanon, Serbia and Latvia, JAY WUD are a truly international hard rock phenomenon whose Middle Eastern success has seen them support the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe and Skunk Anansie, and become headliners in their own right.

Fronted by Lebanese singer / guitarist and namesake Jay Wud, whose addictive combination of thrashing riffs, shredding solos and powerful hook-laden vocals define the band’s scorching metal-tinged hard rock sound.

With the help of an impressive crowdfunding campaign that raised over $30,000, they were able to complete recording Transitions with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Seether, My Chemical Romance, Theory of a Deadman) in Los Angeles.

This third JAY WUD album marks a new beginning for the band as they venture into much darker, heavier and more explorative territory. Having honed their craft since 2013, they have emerged as one of the flag-bearers for the Middle Eastern scene that is quickly putting itself on the global rock and metal map.

Advertisements

FIZZY BLOOD Release New Video PAWN

Fizzy Blood.jpg

Hot on the tail of their support on While She Sleeps UK tour, Leeds quintet FIZZY BLOOD have unveiled a new video for current single PAWN. Taking inspiration from 80s instructional tapes, the video pokes fun at the world of manufactured boy bands and features equal measures of fuzz, oddball behaviour and unhinged energy

‘The video for ‘Pawn’ shot on VHS and was made to emulate the style of those horrible 80’s PSA videos.

‘I like the way that kind of corny, un-self-aware, salesmen like attitude parodies the attitudes within the mainstream music industry even today and hopefully that comes across when people watch it.

‘It was shot within a day in an art studio in Leeds and a lot of our mates came down, dressed up and got involved in the making of the video so we had a lot of fun making it.’

Paul Howells, Guitars

PAWN has seen spins from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, and was recently featured as track of the week on Kerrang! Radio.

Explosive and guttural, FIZZY BLOOD are aptly named and causing a stir. Releasing their colossal debut EP FEAST in 2015, widespread praise for the record fuelled a formidable live run, highlights including shows alongside Allusondrugs, The Virginmarys, Max Raptor and The Dead Kennedys.

2017 is shaping up to be FIZZY BLOOD’s biggest year yet. The band made their second appearance at SXSW, which was followed by the aforementioned 19-date run with While She Sleeps. FIZZY BLOOD will kick off a hefty festival schedule, which will include The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Camden Rocks, Download, 2000 Trees and Tramlines – with more to be announced soon.

FIZZY BLOOD are putting the final touches on their next release which is due later this year on Killing Moon & Alya Records, further details to be announced soon.

With a fuller throttled sound and more determination than ever, FIZZY BLOOD are scaling new heights and set to make one hell of a dent on the UK music scene.

Nineteen Fifty Eight Share ‘Under My Skin’ Video

Nineteen Fifty Eight

Swansea-based alternative rock band Nineteen Fifty Eight have shared the second single/video, Under My Skin, from their forthcoming new EP Dark Blue set for release on 19th May 2017 via Transcend Music. The band will also take to the road, throughout the UK, with As December Falls to support the release.

‘Under My Skin is about feeling like things are starting to fall apart but deciding not to let it get to you. Everyone makes mistakes – keep trying, as they say, nothing worth having comes easy.’

Catch Nineteen Fifty Eight on tour this month:
May 19 – Sin City, Swansea
May 20 – Sanctuary, Basingstoke
May 21 – Thousand Island (Garage Upstairs), London
May 22 – The Lab, Northampton
May 23 – Bodega, Nottingham

With support already coming in from Huw Stephens at BBC Radio One, Alex Baker at Kerrang! Radio, and Adam Walton at BBC Wales, this lot are only just getting started on their plans for world domination.

While She Sleeps release ‘Empire of Silence’ music video

 

While She Sleeps.jpg

While She Sleeps have released a new music video for Empire of Silence, one of the tracks from their recent top ten album You Are We. Filmed across the band’s sold out headline tour over the past few weeks, the visuals capture the fervent intensity of the While She Sleeps live experience and demonstrate the very real connection between the band and their fans. It’s a connection that has fuelled ‘You Are We’ from inception to release and is at the very heart of the band’s ethos. While She Sleeps will continue to hit the road hard throughout 2017 and beyond with forthcoming dates across Australia and Asia this summer and a Reading & Leeds festival slot which will see them headline The Pit stage.

Made with Carl Bown, who also produced ‘Brainwashed’, the songs that comprise the band’s third full-length You Are We reaffirm While She Sleeps as one of the most inspiring, riotous and important voices in British music today, demonstrating both their continued musical evolution and their incisive social conscience.

UK TOUR DATES:

JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover
OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals
04/09 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic) – RESCHEDULED

SikTH release video for ‘Golden Cufflinks’

SikTh

Ahead of the release, of their highly anticipated new album The Future In Whose Eyes?, the band have released their new single Golden Cufflinks.

Introducing the new song vocalist & lyricist Mikee W Goodman states ‘The song is very melodic and is a very different type of song for SikTh fans to hear.

‘Even though there are extremely aggressive moments on the new album. This song has a real epic and melodic feel to it. ‘

 

Produced and directed by the band’s own Mikee W Goodman he talks about how the video acts as a commentary to and the causation of the ongoing sanitisation of many towns and cities, something many music fans around the world will be able to relate to.

‘When I wrote the lyrics for Golden Cufflinks they were initially inspired by the amount of live music venues that are being closed and a feeling that rock culture is in decline.

‘The venue which sticks out to me the most is the famous London Astoria. Some of the best SikTh shows were in the LA2 and main Astoria.

‘I went a lot as a fan as well.  So when that was closed and knocked down to make way for Crossrail it really was a sad & defining moment in rock history for me and many others.

‘I think places of such rich history and cultural importance should be protected and preserved.

‘I see this happening across the country and world – so many other venues being shut down and how scenes and golden eras come and go. How we have to move along or do it seems.

‘You see the business men buying up cities to turn them into the most profitable and bland form.

‘It follows a similar theme from our song ‘Bland Street Bloom’ from Death of a Dead Day. This happens in many cities, it is not just about London, Golden Cufflinks is a reflection and commentary of this kind of happening.’

 

The Divine Comedy announce further UK & Irish shows

The Devine Comedy

After a run of sold out acclaimed shows in 2016 and early 2017 (including three London Palladiums) and due to phenomenal demand, The Divine Comedy announce 7 further dates for this November / December including 5 in Ireland.

Since The Divine Comedy’s inception in 1989, Neil Hannon has time and again proved to be one of the UK’s best and most original songwriters. The Divine Comedy’s new album, ‘Foreverland’, was hailed as one of the albums of the year by the critics and debuted at Number 7 in the UK Chart.

Each and every single from the album was playlisted at radio and sessions included Radcliffe & Maconie, Chris Evans and Dermot O’Leary. Neil Hannon and co also managed to find time to make a star turn on Later With Jools Holland.

The Divine Comedy can also be caught live this summer, with headline slots at the Deer Shed and Cropredy festivals as well as main stage performances at Latitude and Electric Picnic.  The Divine Comedy play:

November
Weds 22nd EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
Thurs 23rd LEEDS, O2 Academy
Fri 24th BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute
Sat 25th CARDIFF, University Great Hall
Sun 26th BRISTOL, Colston Hall
Tues 28th MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
Wed 29th LONDON, Eventim Apollo
Thurs 30th BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
December
Fri 1st BRIGHTON, Dome
Sat 2nd NORWICH, The LCR UEA
Mon 4th CORK, Cork Opera House
Tues 5th LIMERICK, University Concert Hall
Weds 6th LONDONDERRY, Millennium Forum
Thurs 7th BELFAST, Ulster Hall
Fri 8th DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre 

Tickets go on sale May 17th.

Interview: This Party talk new EP

THis Party

Brighton based boys, This Party formed after a chance encounter at a Smiths tribute gig and now together create guitar fuelled indie-pop on their own independent label,Moscow Let’s Go.

Consisting of Hal Cleverdon on guitar, Marcus Gilham on bass, Tom Hodgson on drums and Matt MacNeill on vocals, This Party have now released their new single Lover. This lead track will get you singing along to the catchy chorus and in the mood for summer!

Their latest singles grabbed the attention of Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing and Money was championed online including an exclusive premiere with Gigslutz. Check out the title song of the EP below!

 

We managed to catch up with the band as they talked about the EP and more!

So how has the release of Lover gone down so far?

Lover is getting a great reaction so far. It’s getting sung back at us at live shows which is usually a good sign. The full EP will be released on 15th May and we can’t wait for everybody to hear it in its entirety.
So this is the title track off your upcoming EP, can you tell us anything about this release?
Produced by Margo Broom, it is our first EP to be released. It was originally just meant to be a single as a follow up to our last single ‘Money’ but the studio sessions were really productive and so we expanded it to 4 tracks.

What is your favourite track from the EP?
I think it differs for each of us. Each of the songs has a different subject so I guess it’s depending on whatever mood we’re in. Friendship, bereavement, shyness and prescription meds are all themes present on the record.

You will be releasing this at Brighton’s Prince Albert on Tuesday, how pumped are you for this?
Very. We love playing across the UK but it felt right to launch the record in our hometown at one of the most famous local venues around. The atmosphere will be amazing and we can’t wait.

What’s the rock scene like in Brighton?
Great but competitive. There are a lot of bands here and the standard is generally pretty decent so you have to be willing to give a lot more in order to stand out.

What is it like being support by the likes of BBC Introducing and 6 Music?
We’re all regular listeners of both BBC Introducing and 6 Music so there’s a special feeling when you hear your own music being played in them. So far the BBC have given us amazing support and its so great to have them involved.

If you could work with any band on a new song, who would it be and why?
Probably, and I’m just talking for myself here, Stevie Wonder. The man is a legend and his voice is still incredible. I reckon you could walk into the studio with him and the songs would just write themselves.

What was your funniest moment when recording the EP?
Putting enough auto-tune on all four tracks to make them sound like a T-Pain record, then sending them to our bassist and enthusiastically pretending they’re the final cut – just to see his reaction.

Radnor reveal exclusive Spotify playlist

Radnor

Alternative pop/rock out Radnor are set to release new music this year as the Nashville duo recently celebrated the second anniversary of their debut album Serenity Astray. 

Since their 2012 formation, the band have come together to release two EPs, self-record and publish their debut album, and bring to the table a live show unparalleled in the Nashville rock scene. Backed with the ever-growing support of their local and online fan base, Radnor is determined to become the biggest and best that it can possibly be.

Drummer Connor Hoffman and Warner Carpenter kindly put together a Spotify playlist for Originalrock.net and of course their loyal fans. You check this out below!

Make sure you catch Radnor play alongside Palaye Royale and AKA Faceless on 17th May at Nashville’s The End. If you can’t make that gig then connect with their Facebook and Twitter channels. You can check out the band’s latest single Papercuts below!

3TEETH PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE

3teeth

Los Angeles’ thriving industrial rock band 3TEETH​ has revealed a video for their brand-new single, ​Away From Me​. The track is found on the band’s upcoming album, , which is due out on ​May 19th via ​OMF Records​. Fans can pre-order the record on CD ​ and LP in a variety of bundles now at ​http://tiny.cc/shutdownexe.

‘I believe we live in very regressive times despite our huge advances in technology and communication. ​ We’re still territorially pissing like cavemen, and the tragedy of the commons has become an accepted way of life. The song is really about how strong willed minds can still stay autonomous and empowered even in the face of all this. I wanted the video to represent this from a human story rather than a political one as it’s becoming more and more apparent that geopolitics outweigh the human experience in terms of what is navigating our world.’ – Alexis Mincolla (vocals) With less than two weeks until the debut of ​, ​ ​3TEETH has sparked a storm of anticipation for the record with a preemptive strike of 3 new songs prior to release, Away From Me, Shutdown​ ​and Atrophy. The album was self-produced by the band, mixed by Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle) and mastered by Howie Wienberg (Deftones, Nirvana, Pantera, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden) and is a fusion of aggressive, riveting sound and artistically provocative propaganda. 3TEETH will be mounting a spring/summer US tour in May in support of ​, which includes ​ dates with Rammstein. ​ ​ The band will return to the UK later this year.

Patent Pending Are ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca

Patent Patent.jpg

Known for being lively and innovative, Long Island’s rambunctious quintet Patent Pending have something new to share with their loyal Second Family: a cover of Ricky Martin’s classic ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’ here. Frontman Joe Ragosta said of the track, ‘This song is awesome. Plain and simple. It has always reminded me of a ska-punk song with less distortion. It just moves and the minor tone gives it a cool feel. We were excited to cover this song. Ricky Martin is a badass dude!’

The song is the latest to be streamed from their forthcoming covers album which features revamped versions of songs sure to get fans dancing. Full of classic jams and recent chart-toppers, the album flawlessly showcases the group’s penchant for all things punk and their genuine love of creativity. The album, aptly titled ‘Other People’s Greatest Hits,’ comes out on May 26th via Rude Records.

The full tracklisting for ‘Other People’s Greatest Hits’ is as follows:
1. All Time Low – originally by Jon Bellion
2. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – originally by The Four Seasons
3. Livin’ La Vida Loca – originally by Ricky Martin
4. Mr. Brightside – originally by The Killers
5. Never Gonna Give You Up – originally by Rick Astley (Stream Here)
6. See You Again – originally by Miley Cyrus
7. Shape Of You – originally by Ed Sheeran
8. Shout Out To My Ex – originally by Little Mix (Stream Here)
9. Spice Up Your Life – originally by Spice Girls (Stream Here)
10. Wasted/Wake Me Up – originally by Tiesto / Avicii (Stream Here)