Global Rockstar goes Eurovision with a new contest launched a few days ago.
Cover your all time favorite song of the Eurovision Song Contest and win cool prizes!
The video can be recorded with a smartphone or a webcam with a maximum length of 3 minutes.
Every Tuesday we will announce the winner of the AKG D5 and afterwards a new round starts, immediately. At the end of the Eurovision we will reward the best performance of the weekly winner.
After the success of the recent epics “Black Mire”, “What If You Fall In” and “Radar”, Lonely The Brave today release an album highlight - the hook-laden, anthemic “Rattlesnakes”, a song premiered last night as a ‘World First’ by the DJ who discovered them, Zane Lowe. As well as the release of “Rattlesnakes”, the band have announced heavy psych act Swedish Death Candy as the main support on their upcoming tour, alongside special guest appearances from Fatherson and Grumble Bee.
“Things Will Matter”, their upcoming second album, marks their first full LP featuring second guitarist Ross Smithwick; the interplay between himself and founding guitarist Mark Trotter adding more depth to an already significant sound. Experimentation and ambition are a key part of a record brimming with ideas – from the pulse behind the minimalist, claustrophobic opener “Wait In The Car” to the cataclysmic post-rock magnificence of closer “Jaws Of Hell”, this is a play-through album. There’s the doomy intensity of comeback track “Black Mire”, through to the hooks David Jakes is already well known for in the anthemic choruses to “Rattlesnakes”, “Dust & Bones” and the aforementioned “Radar”.
Lonely The Brave’s debut, “The Day’s War”, was an album both critically acclaimed and adored by fans, receiving the full 5K’s in a lead Kerrang! review and a similarly glowing two-page lead in Rock Sound. What set Lonely The Brave apart from their peers was how they couldn’t be hemmed into that rock world alone – also picking up accolades from the likes of The Independent, The Telegraph, Mojo and The Guardian and prestigious support slots with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and band favourite Deftones. All of which pointed to a diversity in their sound, a perceived longevity and perception beyond their young years as a band. And a fair one too, the group evoking a classic, alternative-rock sound ahead of others, influenced by the diverse likes of dEUS, Screaming Trees, Mogwai, Defeater, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam and The National.
STREAM ‘RATTLESNAKES’ HERE
Upcoming live dates:
Full details of UK supports for each show are below:
*Swedish Death Candy
**Swedish Death Candy & Fatherson
26/04/16 - The Lexington, London *** - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
27/04/16 – Moles, Bath * - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
29/04/16 - MK11, Milton Keynes * - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
30/04/16 - Handmade Festival, Leicester - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
17/05/16 - Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa * - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
18/05/16 - The Cavern, Exeter * - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
20/05/16 - Corn Exchange, Cambridge ** - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
23/05/16 – Open, Norwich * - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
24/05/16 - Sub89, Reading * - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
26/05/16 - All Saints Church, London - United Kingdom – BUY TICKETS
27/05/16 - The Riverside, Newcastle Upon-Tyne * - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
28/05/16 - Common People Festival, Southampton - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
08/07/16 - 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
15/07/16 - Truck Festival, Oxford - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
31/07/16 - Y Not Festival, Derbyshire - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
27/08/16 - Anchored To The Sound Festival, Plymouth - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
03/09/16 - Fort Fest, Bedford - United Kingdom - BUY TICKETS
Tickets at: www.lonelythebrave.com
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Angelspit has signed with Negative Gain Productions at its headquarters in Chicago. The new deal adds Angelspit's new album, Cult of Fake, to Negative Gain's already strong roster of bands, including The Gothsicles and Mr. Kitty.
Made popular for its driving industrial sound, Angelspit sees the new partnership as a perfect match. "Negative Gain pushes dance acts with an alternative edge, and our new album will fit right in," says Zoog Von Rock. Already funded by Kickstarter, the album will receive the widespread push it needs thanks to Negative Gain.
"We are always looking at new ways to add great music to our already diverse roster of great artists," added Roger Jarvis, co-founder of Negative Gain. "You are going to love this album just as much as we do!"
Cult of Fake is Angelspit’s sixth studio album, due June 6, 2016 through Negative Gain. The album uses the harsh industrial percussion sampled from Angelspit’s early albums, now mixed with club destroying beats. Kickstarted by the fans, Cult of Fake is Angelspit’s first album to focus on dance music without sacrificing its established sound.
London indie-punk trio Happy Accidents have got a rather big summer planned, announcing their signing to Alcopop! Records and the forthcoming release of their debut album "You Might Be Right", which will be revealed to the world on 1st July. This accompanies a rather enviable string of tour dates in mainland Europe and a run of UK festivals. Drawing influence from The Thermals, The Pixies, as well as their peers in the UK’s thriving DIY scene, they kick off with a video from the album’s first cut, Leaving Parties Early - which will be released in early April.
If there was one song on the record that could truly define Happy Accidents, this new single would be the one. With sugar-coated choruses and ‘four to the floor’ disco drums, the band’s sonic urgency may speak volumes on its own; but the disparity between the music and the lyrics showcases the great dichotomy of Happy Accidents. Dealing with matters such as anxiety and societal pressures, the song raises questions of identity within the context of attending parties where 'you don’t quite know if you fit in'. This contrast runs throughout the record, with the band pairing introspective lyrics with the biggest hooks they can muster. Rich from the band elaborates on the track:-
“Leaving Parties Early is about the coping mechanisms I go through when put into situations where I’m not completely comfortable. I wrote it after coming home from another terrible club night, trying my best to have a great time, while simultaneously never entertaining the idea that it might just not be for me. It was all part of learning that it’s okay to have a different idea of fun to those who surround us, and that personal preference is a wonderful thing!”
Formed by brothers Rich and Neil Mandell and Phoebe Cross back in 2014, Happy Accidents craft the kind of earworms that will be rattling round your head for months to come – fusing their deep-seated love of 90s punk and indie, whilst still managing to sound as fresh as any of their contemporaries. Quickly making a name for themselves in DIY punk circles, they’ve shared stages with the likes of The Front Bottoms, Martha, Muncie Girls, and countless others.
Following the positive reception to their self-released EP, the band took the collective decision to move beyond the home recording equipment and travelled to Leeds’ Greenmount Studios to record their all-important first album. The result is 30 minutes that neatly encapsulates what the band is all about. Packed with effervescent hook-laden melodies, bouncing bass lines and choruses to live for - this is intelligent, immediate pop. But dig a little deeper into Rich’s self-effacing lyrics and you’ll see there’s a more intensely personal edge to their output.
Though intensely personal, the album’s charismatic delivery and witty turn of phrase effortlessly turns these tales of personal struggle into a triumphant affair. With Rich noting that “It’s a record about overcoming the times where uncertainty is too much to handle, which is why we called it ‘You Might Be Right, there’s still a bit of ambiguity there, but optimism wins out in the end”.
It’s in this fine balance where Happy Accidents find their strength. By interweaving day-to-day difficulties with addictive pop hits, the album truly comes alive – transcending an undeniably exceptional pop record, to become something a little bit more special. You Might be Right will sneak into your consciousness from the first listen, like it or not!
TOUR DATES -
13th - Lille, FR - L’Imposture
14th - Diest, BE - JH Tijl
15th - Castricum, NL - De Bakkerij
16th - El Topo Goes Loco Festival, BE
30th - Leicester - Handmade Fest
14th May - Sheffield - Hagglers Corner
8th July – Cheltenham - 2000 Trees Festival
17th July – Oxfordshire – Truck Festival
13th Aug - Scene Better Days Fest (Leeds)
On April 25th at 8pm, Lighthouse X will deliver a special and intimate show. It will be live-streamed online, making it possible for everyone to attend the show in the comfort of their own home – completely free. During the show, the audience can ask the Danish representatives of the Eurovision Song Contest questions, which they will answer live.
In May, Stockholm will host the Eurovision Song Contest, and the Danish representatives are called Søren Bregendal, Johannes Nymark and Martin Skriver – also known as Lighthouse X. They are representing Denmark with their uplifiting pop hit, "Soldiers of Love".
Before Lighthouse X travel to Sweden and participate in the grand show, they are inviting everyone to join them for a quite different performance – an intimate concert. And it will not be the regular kind of intimate show, as it will be live-streamed, allowing everyone to attend the concert in the comfort of their own home – completely free.
An interactive experience for the audience
The show takes place on April 25th at 8pm, and fans of the band can look forward to experiencing the band play their most popular songs in the very special setting. The concert can be experienced through this link here – please note that registration is required to gain access. It will also be an interactive experience for the audience, as they can ask Søren, Johannes and Martin questions during the show, which they will answer lively. The Lighthouse X members will also share both fun and moving stories.
Back to basics before the trip to Stockholm
“We are really looking forward to trying out this format, as it is both very intimate and far-reaching all at once,” Søren Bregendal explains and continues:
“It will be an exciting and challenging contrast to the big Eurovision performance, which we are also busy preparing for. It will be a back to basics performance, and I think that’s healthy for us. And regardless of the format, our mission always stays the same – to make a positive change through music, because we have an honest belief that music can unite people in a way that no other ways of communication can.”
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