3TEETH PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE

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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.

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Patent Pending Are ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca

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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)

FORT FEST 2017 confirms headliners TOPLOADER plus six more bands!

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FORT FEST has confirmed Toploader as their Sunday night headliner, plus six more bands in this latest announcement. Best known for their hit single ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’, Toploader will be performing tracks from their new album Seeing Stars as well as some of their classics.

The following bands have also been confirmed:

Massmatiks
Veridian
Rory Indiana
Chasing Cadence
Diamond Days
Sweet Crisis 

The other bands set to perform across the weekend are Our Hollow, Our Home, Fort Hope, Normandie, Tigress, Big Spring, Skarlett Riot, Grumble Bee, Forever Still, Eva Plays Dead, Seasons, Autumn Ruin, New Device, Phoenix Calling, Making Monsters, We Came From Wolves, The Bad Flowers, The Brink, Apherium, In Dynamics, Oceans and Fires That Divide. 

After making its debut in September 2016, Fort Fest will return to Scald End Farm in Bedfordshire for a second year, at the earlier dates of 4th-6th August.

Early bird weekend tickets are on sale now priced at £55, which includes parking and camping. Get your tickets here: https://www.fortfest.uk/tickets

Hundredth stream ‘Youth’

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South Carolina’s Hundredth recently announced their daring new full length, ‘RARE’, due out June 16th from Hopeless Records. The band has now revealed ‘Youth’, a driving blast of uniquely kinetic shoegaze that showcases Hundredth’s new direction.

Feeling creatively unfulfilled within the stylistic and social confines of hardcore, Hundredth found themselves at an impasse. Rather than hang it up, the band took on the challenge of making a bold change. The result is ‘RARE’, an album that Stereogum aptly says, ‘barely even alludes to hardcore, at least superficially; this is a shoegaze album from beginning to end. And it’s a really good shoegaze album.

‘It’s impeccably crafted and unusually confident.’

Youth’ is a perfect example of ‘RARE”s unique blend of classic shoegaze influences meeting Hundredth’s innate heaviness. Lush but dense guitars swirl around vocalist Chadwick Johnson’s newfound melodic voice while crisp drums propel the track with an immediacy not often heard in music this atmospheric.

Stream Youth via YouTube:

Gun Shy release ‘The Long Dance’

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Forged in the depths of the outermost reaches of existence itself, Gun Shy was first uncovered taking temporary residence in Southampton in January of the Earth year, ‘2016’ before announcing ‘First Transmission,’ which was released in May via Failure By Design Records – a 5 song audio transmission that drew influence from genres ranging from post-punk and doom to post rock. Gun Shy asks its followers to remain vigilant and to keep watching the skies.

Gun Shy’s new EP; ‘The Long Dance’ is due for release on Earth date ‘May 12th, 2017’ via Southampton’s very own Wrong Way Round Records on both cassette and digital formats. Recorded mixed and mastered live at The Ranch Production House by Lewis Johns. The Long Dance sees Gun Shy at their most honest and diverse. There’s moments on the record where you feel like you’re the only person in the world hearing the words whispered and spoken to you, not at you. The record is as unique as it brilliant, displaying Gun Shy’s full potential to create something truly their own. Plus, the guitar tones are wild.

My Chemical Romance has reunion at show

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All four official members of My Chemical Romance – Gerard Way, Mikey Way, Ray Toro and Frank Iero – reunited at a show this week. It looks like the guys met up for the Frank Iero And The Patience show at Los Angeles’ Troubadour, and a fan grabbed some photos which you can check out below!

My Chemical Romance split up back in March 2013 and re-released their landmark album The Black Parade last year.

Blink-182 release ‘Wildfire’

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Blink have released another new song of their California (Deluxe Edition) titled Wildfire. The song came with a description of ‘Think of your favourite song from Enema of the State. Now think of your favourite song from California. Now imagine them falling in love and starting a family of their own. That’s what this song is.’ The new edition is out on Friday 19th May. Check out Wildfire below!

Interview: Starlight Riot

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Milwaukee group Starlight Riot has digitally released Bring Out Your Love The album is the band’s first widely released album, and showcases the group’s indie pop roots.
 
With influences from The Replacements to The Pixies, Talking Heads, and Green Day, Starlight Riot is contagious, sing along fun with a serious bite. The band tells blue collar stories with harmonies, and captures the defiant American spirit in the age of Trump. The album can be streamed in its entirety at here – the physical release of the CD is slated for early June. We managed to catch up with vocalist/ guitarist Josh Lukkes as talked about the album and more!
How has the release of ‘Bring Out Your Love’ gone so far with fans?
It’s been fantastic! We are so excited to see everyone really getting into the songs. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – we really feel like this album has connected with people, and we love to hear their stories, how they relate to the songs.
Tell us a bit about the release
We started recording “Bring Out Your Love” in the Summer of 2016. We had the bulk of the material ready for the studio, but were looking to flesh out the album with a few more new songs. We were using the working title “Feed a Fever” at the time. Then in late August, the Sherman Park riots broke out after the Milwaukee police shot and killed a black man. And the tension that had been building around us, the police shootings, the election, the dysfunction at the top and the race and class resentment at the bottom, it all just hit us. David wrote the lyrics for “Bring Out Your Love” in essentially one sitting, and it all came together. We changed the album name, and released the song “Bring Out Your Love” as the first single. The overriding message is – ok, the world is a mess. But it’s our mess, and we can choose to come together and change things rather than tearing everything apart.
Are you looking forward for it to be physically released, do you find this more special?
Absolutely. Call me old school, but I love holding vinyl or a CD in my hand. It just seems more real, you know? I love the digital spaces we’ve created, but it’s nice to be able to put something on the shelf.
What is your favourite song from the release
JL: Oh, man, this is a tough one (laughs). It’s like trying to pick a favorite kid. Ok, I’m going to go with “Every Little Thing.” It’s one of my favorites to play live, and I feel like we were able to capture that live energy in the studio. The song is an angry daydream about whether or not your ex lover’s new lover can do all those things for her as well as you used to do them. It’s that fresh internal chaos when someone leaves, and I love how we capture that anger and sorrow with a driving chord progression and harmonies.
If you could work with any band on a new song, who would it be and why?
No bullshit, I’d love to work with Taylor Swift. I know that sounds kind of weird coming from a guy that fronts an indie power pop band, but I just love her. 1989 is a solid album top to bottom – maybe it’s the studio engineering and song writing geek in me, but there’s just this level of craftsmanship on that record. It’s easy to dismiss it as throw away pop due to it’s unbelievable success, but the more I listen to it, the more easter eggs I find. A lot of the vocal effects and harmony placement on “Bring Out Your Love” were inspired by the production techniques on 1989. And of course, I’d love to have Taylor emotionally destroy me in the lyrics of our first single after our messy break up (laughs).
Will you be on tour at all this year?
 We would love to get out and tour this year if we can
Would you ever think of touring Europe/UK?
We would LOVE to tour Europe. We just need the right backing to make this happen – are you listening, Fender, Monster Energy Drinks, Orange Amps, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Nike? Not to sound like a total sell out, but if we got to see all the cool and amazing cities and people in the UK and Europe, I would exclusively drink La Croix sparkling water for a year, if that’s what it takes.
What was your first ever gig that you attended?
This is going to make me sound ancient, but the very first show I ever went to was The Replacements. They were touring for their album “Tim,” and I saw them in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I was like 13 years old – my mom drove me and my friend John to the concert. She had this blue station wagon, and refused to drop us off a block away so we could walk up to the show with our dignity intact. She pulled right up to the front doors, in full view of the line waiting to get in. God, the horror (laughs). I was able to put that me behind me pretty quickly once we got inside. It was my first time in a mosh pit, first time hearing music out of massive speakers, the lights, the whole experience. Of course, it was amazing. That Christmas, I asked for a guitar – I knew that I had to play.
What do you get up to in your spare time while not in the band?
I have a home recording studio and really enjoy the art and process of production. I love to read – I am a huge geek. I particularly love fantasy – George RR Martin, Robert Jordan, Joe Ambercrombie. For non-fiction, I tend to read history. I am also a gym rat – love to lift. I’m not exactly world-class, but my bench press isn’t too shabby.
How much does it mean to you when you fans listen to your music?
It really means a lot to me. It’s not just that we’ve poured our hearts and souls into making the music and playing the shows, it’s that connection between me and the person listening on their ear buds. I’m sharing an idea or a story with the lyrics, and I love when I am able to resonate with someone else. I love the energy that people bring to the shows – these songs are just our songs, they’re the audiences’ songs.  I love talking to people after shows and hearing their stories, sharing a little bit of my life with them. I’m definitely not the stand offish type (laughs). I am not some untouchable and distance person – I like to mingle.
What’s the rock scene like in Milwaukee?
Milwaukee is a great place to make music. Milwaukee is an old rust belt city that is starting to remake itself – there’s a lot of new people coming in, doing creative things. It feels like a big small town. There’s a lot of venues that encourage live, original music. We’re 70 miles from Chicago, so there’s a lot of opportunity. Milwaukee has a couple of great independent radio stations – 88.9 Radio Milwaukee and 91.7 WMSE – which promote the local music scene. Overall great vibe.

Japan’s Tricot Reveal ‘Melon Soda’ Video

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Japan’s tricot have shared their music video for the single, Melon Soda.

The band are also pleased to announce they will hit the UK this August for a run of headline dates surrounding their appearance at ArcTanGent Festival in Bristol on 19th August (details below).

The clip, shot entirely in reverse by director Mani Kato, is about farewells, as the band explain: “Even if you go backwards, time does not unwind, so you can only move forward.”

Melon Soda is the entrancing new single from their third album entitled 3 and set for release on 17th May 2017 on Topshelf Records (US), Big Scary Monsters (UK) and Bakuretsu (JP).

 

 

Tricot UK live dates:

18.08.17 Dublin, Ireland – Whelans
19.08.17 Bristol, UK – ArcTangent Festival
21.08.17 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
22.08.17 Leicester, UK – Firebug
25.08.17 London, UK – Bush Hall
27.08.17 Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
29.08.17 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
30.08.17 Leeds, UK – Headrow House
01.09.17 Southampton, UK – Joiners

Bullet Height Reveal Video Interview Discussing Debut Album

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UK electronic-rock duo Bullet Height release their forthcoming explosive debut album No Atonement on 19th May 2017 via Superball Music / Sony Music and fans can now get to know a little more about the pair behind the music in this exclusive new interview with front woman Sammi Doll and her band mate Jon Courtney.

The pair have been holed up at their Berlin HQ working on the record over the past year and recently announced a special Berlin album launch party with support from friends in Losers, Grau and Coma_54 at Urban Spree on 18th May.

Opening up about moving to Germany, working together, the challenges facing a two piece and their creative vision for the record, it’s the first time the pair have lifted the curtain on the inner workings of Bullet Height.

Their last single ‘Wild Words’ was picked as one of Alternative Press Magazine’s Songs of The Week and the pair were recently part of Metal Hammer’s Firing Range feature, with coverage surrounding the release at alternative new music champions Upset Magazine, Discovered Magazine and New Noise Magazine.

Select Bullet Height 2017 EU Live Dates (UK Dates TBA):

May 18 – Urban Spree, Berlin (album launch show)
June 3 – Pool Garden, WGT weekend, Leipzig
Sept 8 – Tommy Haus, Berlin

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