Hopeless Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Tonight Alive. Additionally, the band has signed to UNFD in Australia and New Zealand. The band has a new song and music video for "World Away," which can be seen on the band's website, here: http://tonightalive.com
The 5-piece band hailing from Sydney, Australia has always been a voice of their generation, and "World Away" is no different. On the new track, vocalist Jenna McDougall says:-
"'World Away' is a continuation of our quest for self understanding and empowerment, but this time through developing a personal relationship with darkness. In a society that conditions us to suppress and shy away from confronting emotions, we wrote an invitation in World Away to shake hands with what scares us most and begin recognizing the opportunity for growth in struggle. Produced by Dave Petrovic (The Other Side, The Edge) we are sharing World Away with our fans as the introduction to the sound of the next chapter of Tonight Alive."
The band will record their new album this summer.
Tonight Alive is composed of vocalist Jenna McDougall, lead guitarist Whakaio Taahi, rhythm guitarist Jake Hardy, bassist Cameron Adler and drummer Matt Best. A force on the global music scene, Tonight Alive have released a trio of successful albums with The Other Side (2013) and Limitless (2016) debuting on the Australian Aria Chart at #5 and #6 respectively.
On signing Tonight Alive, Hopeless Records' EVP Business Development and A&R, Eric Tobin, says "We are excited to have Tonight Alive join the family! We have been fans for a long time and look forward to working with them."
UNFD's Head of Recorded Music, Luke Logemann, says "We've been big fans of Tonight Alive as people and as a band for quite some time now, so working with them is a dream come true. Their new music they're writing is beautiful and brilliant, and we can't wait for the world to experience it."
The band is currently on a UK tour with You Me At Six before appearing on this year's Slam Dunk Festival. A full list of tour dates is available below. For more information on Tonight Alive, please visit: http://tonightalive.com/
Upcoming Tonight Alive Tour Dates:
In Support of You Me At Six
April 3 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ o2 Academy
April 5 - Plymouth, UK @ PAVILIONS
April 6 - Blackburn, UK @King George's Hall
April 7 - Doncaster, UK @ The Dome
April 8 - Norwich, UK @ UEA
April 10 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
April 11 - Bournemouth, UK @ Solent Hall, BIC
April 13 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC
April 14 - Cardiff UK @ Motorpoint Arena
April 15 - London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
May 27 - Birmingham, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival
May 28 - Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival
May 29 - Hatfield, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival
Calling the track a “twisted love song,” lead singer Rena Lovelis says that “Break My Heart” was inspired by over-romanticizing the painful part of a break-up. “It’s about how, in a relationship, you go through these phases — the first date, the first kiss, the honeymoon — and then after you’ve experienced all the amazing parts of that love, you want to go to the dark side. You want this person to break your heart so you can feel what it’s like to long for them and to feel so desperate that you’ll do anything to get them back. So it’s kind of masochistic!”
Hey Violet will perform “Guys My Age” on US TV show, Late Night With Seth Meyers on March 21st. They are currently working on their debut album, which will be out later this year via Virgin EMI. In the meantime, the band which is Rena, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) are currently on a sold out US tour. UK fan will get the chance to see the band live this spring, dates below;
UK TOUR DATES IN MAY
8TH – LONDON, THE GARAGE
9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC 2
10TH – MANCHESTER, SOUND CONTROL
“Break My Heart” is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single “Guys My Age”, which was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. The video for the single also racked up over 10 million views. The band are currently featured on the March cover of Alternative Press.
Hey Violet’s current EP Brand New Moves, debuted as the #1 artist album on iTunes in the U.S. and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declares front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.”
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Papa Roach have given fans a taste of their forthcoming ninth album with a video for their new single ‘Help’. The track dropped earlier today, Friday 15th February and is available across all digital streaming platforms via Eleven Seven Music. The new album is expected to be released in May.
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSecjqcO3Jk
“Help” was produced by Nicholas “Ras” Furlong and Colin Brittian, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired the band to revisit some of their early influences. “We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven,” explains Furlong. “We ended up morphing the band’s best ‘old school’ traits into a courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach in the 21st Century.” Lyrically the new offering, touches on the personal, yet relatable, theme that surrounds the universal struggle of surviving mental health issues.
Papa Roach teased fans late last year with the viral release of “Crooked Teeth” (LISTEN HERE), which is nearing 2M streams on Spotify. Featuring one of the album’s more unorthodox moments—the 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown, “Crooked Teeth” hit the online community, exciting fans all over the world who are expecting an album as dynamic as their classics INFEST and Getting Away with Murder.
Papa Roach will be heading out on a Canadian tour with Sum 41 during April, followed by a handful of US festival dates. More dates will be announced soon via their website: www.paparoach.com/tour
InVogue Records recording artists Courage My Love have today launched “Stereo” as the first single from their forthcoming full-length debut album. The track is available at all digital music providers as well at all streaming services here.
Watch the lyric video for “Stereo” here.
Produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Of Mice and Men, Papa Roach), “Stereo” introduces a new arsenal of sounds for the Kitchener, Ontario-based trio who have made a name for themselves and built a strong following on a number of tours across North America and Europe.
“We didn’t want to be stuck underneath a female-fronted rock band ceiling,” admits guitarist / singer Mercedes Arn-Horn. “We wanted to reach beyond that constraint and see where it would take us.”
During the recording of Synesthesia, Arn-Horn’s twin sister, drummer / singer Phoenix taught herself synth programming which helped shaped the sound of the new album and gave the band a new attitude when it can to songwriting.
“We lost our ego of wanting to show off,” says Phoenix. “Now, when we write, its more about the song and what it needs. We try to make songs instead of flashy parts.”
Courage My Love were first discovered at a 2010 battle of the Bands in Stratford Ontario. The band’s independently produced video for the song “Bridges” amassed over 2 million views and the band discovered that director Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) was among the many fans that had discovered their music. The band signed with Warner Music Canada in 2011 and in 2012 Alternative Press Magazine pegged them as one of the bands to watch that year. In 2014 The band’s first two EPs, For Now and Becoming, earned them a 2014 JUNO Awards nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year and later that summer Courage My Love joined the vans Warped Tour across North America.
More information about the new album will be released in the coming months.
Courage My Love is:
Mercedes Arn-Horn – vocals, guitar
Phoenix Arn-Horn – vocals, drums, synths
Brandon Lockwood - bass
Emma Blackery has confirmed that her new single will be Let Me Be. The single, taken from her Sucks To Be You 3 track EP, is out now and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify. The single, which will impact on 19th August, is the second release to be taken from the EP and precedes Emma’s first headline tour that kicks off in October. You can listen to Let Me Be here.
Entirely self-funded and independently released, Emma’s Sucks To Be You EP was produced by Jason Perry (McFly, Don Broco) and mixed by Jeremy Wheatley (Enter Shikari). The lead single of the same name went straight to #2 on the iTunes Rock chart on release and the video has picked up almost 1 million views.
The release comes ahead of Emma’s first headline tour and all dates sold out in minutes leading her to upgrade the venues. The tour kicks off in London on the 23rd October and culminates at the 02 Academy2 in Birmingham on the 26th October. Emma also headlines the Summer In The City show at London’s Excel Centre in August. Earlier in the year, she supported Busted on their UK arena tour.
Featured by Elle Magazine as '30 Women Under 30 Who are Changing The World', Emma is one of the most exciting new artists to emerge this year. Emma has been asked back 3 times to host BBC Radio 1’s Internet Takeover and last month presented to Baby Metal at the Kerrang Awards. Emma’s YouTube channel has over 1.1 million subscribers and over 117 million views.
23 Oct Islington Academy SOLD OUT
24 Oct Manchester Sound Control SOLD OUT
25 Oct Glasgow O2 ABC2 SOLD OUT
26 Oct Birmingham O2 Academy2 SOLD OUT
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