‘SOLID GOLD’ - BRAND NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
PINEWOOD SMILE - RELEASED OCTOBER 6th THROUGH COOKING VINYL
BRAND NEW ALBUM
The Darkness have released their expletive-drenched new single ‘Solid Gold’ via Cooking Vinyl, accompanied by a video of the self-proclaimed rock legends performing in a huge aircraft hanger amongst a mass of glam-rock lighting and Marshall speaker stacks.
Frontman Justin Hawkins announces, “We have written this song to reassure you all that having now released more music in the period after our well publicised hiatus than in the period before it, we have no intention whatsoever of stopping. Hence the lyric "We're never gonna stop... Shitting out solid gold". Barring any unforeseen circumstances, The Darkness will always be here to delight and beguile. You're welcome.”
An absolute monster of a rock song, ‘Solid Gold’ takes no prisoners whatsoever, taking direct aim at the music industry and addressing record companies, egos and the insincerity that comes with it. It will make uncomfortable listening for A&R men everywhere…
“There's a guy coming down from Sony / Artist and Repertoire
If he likes what he hears in those stupid ears / I can buy myself a faster car
Blowing smoke up our arses / Everything we do is ace
He wants to wine and dine us / He's desperate to sign us
Cos we melted his fucking face”
Well, you don’t get that from Ed Sheeran!
‘Solid Gold’ is the latest single to be taken from The Darkness’ forthcoming album Pinewood Smile, out October 6th through Cooking Vinyl.
It follows the release of the glorious, hard-rockin’, autobiographical lead single ‘All The Pretty Girls’. Both singles are available on all streaming platforms and also available for download with pre-orders of the album for the instant gratification of fans. Click here for details: https://TheDarkness.lnk.to/PS
Pinewood Smile finds The Darkness on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. The album is also the first to feature the drumming and vocal talents of new band member Rufus Tiger Taylor, son of Queen legend Roger Taylor, who shares vocal duties with Justin on two of the tracks.
To celebrate the release of Pinewood Smile, The Darkness will be touring extensively at the end of this year playing 17 dates in the UK throughout November and December including a headline show at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on December 10th. The shows are part of a wider European tour, full dates can be found at http://www.thedarknesslive.com/tour-dates/
Mallory Knox are back with a brand new single ‘Sugar’ to fuel your summer. Full to the brim with the band’s signature driving hooks and the epitome of a sing-along chorus, ‘Sugar’’s themes are in fact quite bleak. Bassist and songwriter Sam Douglas explains that it’s a song “about feeling completely isolated and alone in a world where it feels like everyone has someone to lean on except you. You’re driven to a point of desperation, which makes you feel that having someone for a very short period of time (i.e.. a one night stand) is better than having no one at all.”
The track heralds the band’s forthcoming performances at Reading & Leeds Festivals at the end of this month. Mallory Knox will solidify their status as a main stage force to be reckoned with, playing alongside a main stage line-up that includes Jimmy Eat World, Bastille and Kasabian at Reading on Friday 25th Aug and Leeds on Saturday 26th Aug.
Mallory Knox released their latest album ‘Wired’ mere months ago and it broke into the Top 20 of the UK Album Charts, as did its predecessor ‘Asymmetry’. ‘Wired’, is amongst the most hard-hitting, melodically euphoric, outspoken and open-hearted albums in modern rock and ‘Sugar’ sees the band soar yet further.
Today sees Jamiroquai release the Charlie Lightening-directed video for their infectious new single "Superfresh," the second official single from eighth studio album 'Automaton'.
You can watch itHERE
Written and self-produced by frontman Jay Kay and Jamiroquai keyboard-maestro Matt Johnson, the disco-drenched summer anthem marks the band's first single since the album landed at #No.1 on iTunes in 38 countries across the world and top three in 5 earlier this year. Inspired by the visual themes behind Automaton and how we as humans interact with the rise of artificial intelligence and technology in our world today, 'Superfresh' perfectly marries electronic music with bass-heavy classic soul to create the English outfit's groundbreaking sound.
It's been an incredible return for the band since the release of 'Automaton', their first record in over nine years, on March 31st. In addition to the album's incredible chart success, the band have sold out their first live dates in over seven years within thirty seconds, have trended globally on each announcement and received massive support at UK radio, including #26 on airplay charts and are #1 on iTunes Pre-Orders.
JAMIROQUAI 2017 FESTIVAL DATES
Friday 7th July Cruilla Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Sunday 9th July North Sea Jazz, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday 11th July Firenze Summer Festival, Visarno Arena, Florence, Italy
Friday 14th July Pori Jazz, Pori, Finland
Sunday 16th July Musilac, Aix-Les-Bains, France
Tuesday 18th July Moon & Stars, Locarno, Switzerland
Thursday 20th July Nyon, Paleo, Switzerland
Saturday 22nd July Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Saturday 5th August Sudoeste, Portugal
Saturday 12th August Boardmasters, UK
JAMIROQUAI AUTUMN 2017 EUROPEAN DATES
Nov 2nd – MANCHESTER – Manchester Arena
Nov 4th – BIRMINGHAM – Barclaycard Arena
Nov 7th – DUSSELDORF – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Nov 8th – AMSTERDAM – Ziggo Dome
Nov 11th – ANTWERP – Sportpaleis
Nov 13th – BERLIN – Velodrom
Nov 15th – VIENNA – Wiener Stadthalle
Nov 16th – MUNICH – Olympiahalle
Nov 18th – ZURICH – Hallenstadion
Nov 20th – MILAN – Mediolanum Forum
Nov 22nd – TOULOUSE – Zenith de Toulouse
Nov 25th - MADRID – Wizink Center
Nov 27th – NANTES – Zenith Nantes Metropole
Nov 29th - PARIS – AccorHotels Arena
Dec 3rd – LONDON – The O2 Arena
Dec 6th – LONDON – The O2 Arena
For information on tickets, please visit www.jamiroquai.com
‘Under Your Spell’ is the 7th album by the Birthday Massacre, and with it comes eleven songs that reveal a side of the Canadian band that audiences may not be familiar with. Driven with the band’s signature, unique blend of spiralling synth melodies, walls of guitar and evocative vocals, the new songs range from dark, aggressive anthems to danceable, pretty pop and hit all the bases that audiences have come to expect. However, there is also a rawness to the emotion being expressed, an openness and vulnerability that feels new.
One thing that is clearer than ever, however, is the tight bond that exists between the band members and their willingness to explore heartbreak and loss together. With these songs, they have entered the darkness of their most fragile emotions and returned with a cohesive and detailed musical portrait that captures both the anger and hope that exist within a moment in time.
The Birthday Massacre continue to make music that is so very unique to them. Once again, they have managed to create an album that somehow feels so familiar, yet challenges the listener to continue alongside them on their ever-changing, ever-growing journey.
The Birthday Massacre have made a second song from their upcoming new album available to hear:-
New song ‘One’ available now via this link : http://bit.ly/2pWPM4D
The Birthday Massacre chose the colour violet for all their subsequent artwork (after their 'Violet' EP), stating that “Violet is the colour of the tragic comedy. We associate it with fantasy and
melancholy. These themes make up much of the band’s lyrical inspiration. The colour also
mirrors our sound dynamic. Our music mixes contrasting elements. In turn, violet is the sum
of two contrasting colours: Red and Blue.”
Ghost Toast released a first single "Gordius" from their upcoming third album "Out Of This World". The album is released June 7th 2017 via Inverse Records. Listen to the single on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2q7ORlt and check their music video out from here: http://bit.ly/2qaDpni
Ghost Toast is an instrumental, experimental progressive rock band from Debrecen, Hungary, formed in 2008. They love heavy, trippy music and film scores as well, so they use these elements to create their own music.
With their 3rd album, the band used elements of heavy prog rock, world music, folk, and electronic music. The songs on are connected by a loose concept - a connection between fantasy and some mythological themes (influenced by the Dark Tower saga by Stephen King, Dune by Frank Herbert, I am legend by Richard Matheson, Greek mythology, etc.).
The band names following artists as their influencers Tool, Faith No More, Mastodon, Crippled Black Phoenix, Ulver, Special Providence, Oceansize, Jaga Jazzist, Shpongle, Orbital, Ott, Plaid, Future Sound Of London, various film score composers (like Ennio Morricone, Jeremy Soule). So this tells that it is quite impossible to describe their music, you'll need to experience it by yourself!
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