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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Hard rock band Paralandra have just announced The Alive Tour 2017. The run will kick off on April 7 at The Regency in Springfield, MO and will see the group stopping to visit LAUNCH Music Conference on April 14 and 15 before wrapping at Indigo Sky Casino on April 22. After signing with CB Entertainment Artist Management firm in 2016, their latest EP titled 'All Fall Down' debuted at Number one on Billboard Heat Seeker NW Charts. The music video single with the same title has gone on to reach over 500 shares and 40,000 views in a short amount of time. Upcoming, they will enter the studio in Los Angeles with famed Grammy winning Producer / Engineer Dave Dominguez with a new release scheduled for later in the year. You can visit the Official Paralandra website for the latest news, tour dates and more!
04/07 @The Regency - Springfield, MO
04/09 @ The Smooth Fox - Elgin,IL
04/10 @ The Token Lounge - Westland,MI
04/11 @ Diesel Club - Pittsburgh,PA
04/14-15 @ LAUNCH Music Conference* - Lancaster,PA
04/16 @ Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI
04/18 @ Mohawk Place - Buffalo,NY
04/19 @ Gold Sounds - Brooklyn,NY
04/21 @ Main Street Music Hall - Murfreesboro, TN
04/22 @ Indigo Sky Casino - Wyandotte, OK
Ticket and Tour Information HERE
Scottish rock outfit Vukovi announce their self-titled debut album, due for release this March 10th via LAB Records, with a full UK headline tour beginning March 10th at Glasgow’s King Tuts.
Frantic and explosive, the new music video for lead single and album opener ‘La Di Da’ erupts into a snake-infested frenzy in seconds. “I wanted the video for ‘La Di Da’ to be a representation of my subconscious”, frontwoman Janie Shilstone says. “Almost like watching what a satanic, schizophrenic nightmare would look like.”
“At first I was terrified and when David, the owner, turned up with this see-through box. I totally froze when I saw her, though David assured me that she'd never bit or tried to strangle anyone before!
Her name was Honey, a 6ft Boa Constrictor, and after 20 mins of stroking her I finally plucked up the courage to hold her. I completely fell in love. She slithered down my left arm and rested her head on my hand, it was so therapeutic. There was one shot where I lay down and got her to slither along my body and she beautifully went behind my ear and then up towards the camera.”
Watch ‘La Di Da’ on YouTube - https://youtu.be/lXPM8nXR3Z8
Partly inspired by the Joker and Harley Quinn (from Batman) relationship Janine was obsessed with as a comic book loving teen, “the song portrays an abusive relationship unbeknown to the victim,” says the singer. “There are a lot of emotions throughout the song. There’s vulnerability, and there’s resistance. It took time to come together, and it had to live on the back burner for a while. But one night I gave in to the niggling that kept demanding I go back to it. I remember the moment it came together; me and Hamish (Reilly, guitars) in my flat drinking pretentious cocktails, laptop, tiny amp, guitar…” Incessantly giddy, intoxicatingly catchy; the end result more than rewards the toil.
Vukovi’s self-titled debut album is the definitive snapshot of their Technicolor wonder to date. They demand your attention. Produced by longtime collaborator Bruce Rintoul – “nobody pushes me quite like Bruce” says Janine – its twelve songs take in themes of individuality, drug abuse, depression and suicide. “The record might sound quirky,” says Janine. “But there are many darker notes in there…”
Tracks like ‘Prey’ see Shilstone digging deep into personal experience (“it’s about a time in my life where I thought I’d met my knight in shining armor – but he fucked me up even more) and the sublime ‘I’m Wired’, Janine’s favourite song on the record (“I wrote it trying to describe being in a relationship with severe depression and trying to express that you need that person even though you don’t show it most of the time”).
There’s introspection here, yes. There’s beauty, sure. But there are songs like ‘And He Lost His Mind’ too, which is as fun as rock music has ever allowed itself to be. A big, bouncy, neon daubed earworm that bores itself into your brain and gobbles up on your serotonin. Then there’s ‘Boy George’, a former single with a guitar sliced through it like a chainsaw through a piñata. And, if you’re going to call a song ‘Bouncy Castle’, chances are that it’s not going to be an acoustic weepy. Vukovi truly excel here, coming on like Paramore span around and around and around until they’re very dizzy and just about ready to hurl up something… wonderful.
Pre-order Vukovi’s self-titled debut album via LAB Records here - https://vukovi.tmstor.es/.
Championed by the likes of Kerrang! Q Magazine, NME, Rock Sound, Clash, The Skinny and BBC Radio 1, Vukovi’s reputation as a colossal live band saw them opening for America’s hot new things Highly Suspect late last year, as well as festival appearances at Download, T In The Park, Hard Rock Calling, Live at Leeds, British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park and many more. Catch their UK headline tour this March 2017 on the dates below. Tickets are available here - http://www.vukovi.co.uk/live/.
10 Glasgow, King Tut’s
11 Leeds, Key Club
13 Manchester, Sound Control
14 Bristol, The Louisiana
16 London, Boston Music Room
18 Nottingham, Rock City Basement
19 Aberdeen, Tunnels
Kate Nash unveils 'My Little Alien' video, UK live dates + confirmed to star in Jenji Kohan Netflix original G.L.O.W
Multi-talented, award-winning artist, actress and activist Kate Nash has released a brand new track and official video titled “My Little Alien.”
Shot in the Californian desert and staring her very own pet pooch Stella, “My Little Alien” is a loving tribute to her rescued “fur-baby” and as the holiday season approaches, comes with a friendly reminder to “adopt not shop” when it comes to rescuing a four legged friend.
"My Little Alien" was written after a trip to Rachel, Nevada, where I saw a UFO for the first time.” Explains Nash. “I took my rescue pup on the trip and I realized she is my best friend and although I have never met an alien she is like my little alien in a way. When I rescued her from a man in a coffee shop who wanted 20 bucks to get off drugs, she saved me at a time when I needed it most. Sometimes it feels like we're both from another planet. This song is about loving the strange.”
On the video, directed by Tyler Monsein, Nash continues. “We wanted to recreate the feeling of being the nomads that we are. Neither of us quite fit into the boxes we should but when we are together it makes sense. So we got back on the road in a vintage Chinook and drove to Area 51!'” Watch the official video for “My Little Alien” here and listen to the track on iTunes and Spotify from today.
In other news, Kate Nash has been confirmed to play Rhonda is the upcoming Netflix Original series “G.L.O.W.” Produced by award winning Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange is the new Black), “G.L.O.W” (aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) was created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is The New Black) and is a 10-episode comedy inspired by the real story of the 1980's female wrestling league.
Amongst filming her Netflix Original debut in Los Angeles Kate Nash is also busy working on new music, set for release in 2017.
UK LIVE DATES
6 Feb - Oran Mor - Glasgow
7 Feb - Gorilla Manchester - Manchester
8 Feb - Leeds University Union Building - Leeds
9 Feb - The Leadmill - Sheffield
11 Feb - Nottingham Rescue Rooms - Nottingham
12 Feb - O2 Institute 3 Birmingham - Birmingham
13 Feb - O2 Academy Oxford - Oxford
16 Feb - Exeter Phoenix - Exeter
17 Feb - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth
18 Feb - The Haunt Brighton - Brighton
20 Feb - Village Underground - London
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Wizards Of Winter announce the return of actor & former Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist Guy LeMonnier
Holiday rock opera ensemble the Wizards Of Winter are pleased to announce that as of today, 2016's holiday tour will now feature three former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with the recent return of lead vocalist Guy LeMonnier. Hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, LeMonnier has performed and toured professionally with TSO and can be heard on their album Beethoven's Last Night, as well as the Wizards Of Winter albums The Wizards of Winter and The Magic of Winter. In addition to his work as an accomplished stage actor, LeMonnier has also appeared on several popular TV shows - including Gotham, Broad City, Quantico, Power and the newest Netflix series Iron Fist - as well as commercials, voice-overs and independent films.
LeMonnier states, "I had the fortune of meeting the Wizards Of Winter in 2013, and I found a group of musicians and friends that quickly became family. The excitement on that stage for their craft and their love for the audience is awe-inspiring and I'm thrilled to be back with the pack to rock the nation this holiday season."
Aiming to top the success of their 2015 tour - which saw them perform their brand of theatrical yuletide rock to thousands of performance attendees and grabbed the attention of mainstream media such as Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo Music - the Wizards Of Winter are adding even more 2016 holiday tour dates! The ensemble will perform at venues this upcoming November and December in several eastern and central U.S. markets.
The Wizards Of Winter recently announced further expansions to their ensemble cast, including the addition of Ted Nugent bassist / vocalist Greg Smith, former Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist Peter Shaw, seasoned vocalist Shawna Mehall and accomplished violinist Jenn Hamilton.
See below for a full listing of dates and please visit each venue or their websites for ticketing information.
The WIZARDS OF WINTER Tour Dates:
11/23 - Syracuse, NY @ Crouse Hinds Theater
11/25 - Staten Island, NY @ St. George Theatre
11/26 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
11/27 - Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theatre
12/1 - York, PA @ Strand-Capitol Perf. Arts Center
12/2 - Binghamton, NY @ The Forum Performing Arts Theatre
12/3 - Scranton, PA @ The Theater at Lackawanna College
12/4 - Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey Performance Center
12/7 - Parsippany, NJ @ Parsippany High School - Benefit Concert
12/8 - Tarrytown, NY @ Music Hall
12/9 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
12/10 - Collingswood, NJ @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
12/11 - Easton, PA @ State Theater
12/15 - Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theatre
12/16 - Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theater
12/17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Northern Lights Theater (Potawatomi Hotel & Casino)
12/18 - Turtle Lake, WI @ St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event
12/22 - Hagerstown, MD @ Maryland Theater
Check back for more performance confirmations and ticket links via www.wizardsofwinter.com/tour-dates/.
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