London-based Drones are set to play a special, free entry headline show at the unique Tamesis Dock in London on 28th Nov to celebrate the announcement of their new album ‘Exiled’. The record will be released via Lockjaw Records early next year. Produced by Drones guitarist Tim Kramer at Signal House Studios, ‘Exiled’ is the first full length from Drones to feature the current line-up.
As vocalist Lois McDougall explains, "Exiled is a collection of songs that we began writing after being struck by the misery of the European refugee crisis. Some of the songs are written from the perspectives of fictional characters of those impacted by the crisis, and others of those who prefer to distance themselves from it. Millions of people are suffering every day and it's a subject that should be kept at the forefront of all of our minds. Music is a great platform for personal connection. We've taken a subject that can so easily be viewed as a distant-seeming 'world-issue', and tried to make it more personal. In doing so, we hope that people may feel more compassion for the victims, and that those suffering may find an ounce of comfort in these songs. Exiled is dedicated to those fleeing any war-torn country."
‘Territories’ was a first glimpse at the visceral content within the album and can be heard alongside its hard-hitting music video here. Stay tuned for more music launching around the just-announced London show. Drones are also set to play Manchester Punk Festival in April next year alongside Propagandhi and more plus there will be further live dates announced.
Drones’ previously purely-punk-inspired oeuvre has given way to something that’s further reaching in terms of genre, drawing upon a wider “rock” influence. From playing underground squats to appearing on festival stages, Drones have seen a lot of live action during their career to date and this is not set to let up. The band have already supported the likes of Marmozets, Neck Deep, Gallows, Funeral For A Friend, Heck and H2O, and played Download Festival this year, as well as packing out their own headline shows.
Lois McDougall - vocals
Rob King - guitar
Tim Kramer - guitar / backing vocals
James Kerr - bass / backing vocals
Mitchell Thomas - drums
Weezer drop new song “Weekend Woman”; 'Pacific Daydream' out 27th October 27 via Crush Music / Atlantic Records
Weezer have released another taste of their forthcoming eleventh album, Pacific Daydream, released on Crush Music/Atlantic Records on October 27th, 2017. The song - a sunlight-tinted, retro-glorious track called “Weekend Woman” - can be heard HERE. “Weekend Woman” follows the release of two other Pacific Daydream standout songs - “Mexican Fender” and “Beach Boys” - as well as the album’s massive first single, “Feels Like Summer,” which hit #1 at Alternative Radio.
Produced by Butch Walker, Pacific Daydream is the follow up to the critically acclaimed album Weezer (The White Album), which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album at the end of last year.
Following the release of Weezer (The White Album), the band began working on what they called “The Black Album,” but as they worked, they found the songs they were writing felt more like reveries from a beach at the end of the world. Instead of forcing a different direction, they began an entirely new album; Pacific Daydream was born. Frontman Rivers Cuomo brings this decision back to a Chinese proverb he says inspired the design behind the entire record:
Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.
Pacific Daydream - an album full of the melodic mastery and craftsmanship for which Weezer are known - is a record that navigates the uncertainty between reality and dreams, blurring the line between the listener knowing if they are daydreaming the world of the album, or if the world of the album is daydreaming them. It’s a record about finding the grey area between the black and the white, about escaping the everyday into the fantasy of what may be just down the line, but also maybe isn’t. It’s an album that sounds like the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby. It’s Weezer doing all the things they do best and then some.
Weezer tour dates:
10/5/17 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
10/6/17 Napa, CA @ Silverado Resort and Spa
10/7/17 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/15/17 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle (with The Orwells)
10/16/17 Cologne, Germany @ Ewerk (with The Orwells)
10/18/17 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique (with The Orwells)
10/19/17 Paris, France @ Olympia (with The Orwells)
10/21/17 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 (with The Orwells)
10/23/17 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
10/24/17 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
10/25/17 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo (with The Orwells)
10/27/17 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
10/28/17 London, United Kingdom @ Wembley Arena (with Ash, The Orwells)
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International pop icon P!NK releases the title track, “Beautiful Trauma” today (Click Here To Listen). The track is the second to be released from her highly anticipated seventh studio album due out October 13th via RCA Records. Fans who pre-order the album will receive “Beautiful Trauma” instantly. “Beautiful Trauma” was written by P!NK and Jack Antonoff and produced by Antonoff.
The first single, “What About Us,” has over 100 million streams worldwide and hit #1 on iTunes in 26 markets, Top 5 in 36 markets and Top 10 in 48 markets on the day of release. Rolling Stone called the track “…an emotional dance floor anthem packed with pounding drums and a gorgeous array of synths,” while Variety said its “…an aching ballad with a soaring chorus that shows off the singer’s powerful range.”
In August, P!nk received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 Video Music Awards
Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released six studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 42 million albums, over 75 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards, one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013.
She has sold out arenas all over the world, made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks for Sharing and released a side project with singer/songwriter Dallas Green entitled You+Me. Last year, P!NK released “Just Like Fire” from Walt Disney Studios’ feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass. The track was #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart for 6 consecutive weeks and has over 155 million views of the music video. P!NK was featured on Kenny Chesney’s “Setting The World on Fire,” marking her first #1 on the Country Airplay Chart and Hot Country Songs Chart. The track also received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group performance earning P!NK her 18th Grammy nomination.
P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including: Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She was formerly a spokesperson for COVERGIRL and remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.
For More Information:
Official Website: http://www.pinkspage.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pink
To Purchase, Listen or Pre-Order:
“What About Us”
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/PinkWAU/applemusic
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/PinkWAU/googleplay
“Beautiful Trauma” Track
Multi Retailer - http://smarturl.it/PINKBT
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/PINKBT/itunes
Apple Music - http://smarturl.it/PINKBT/applemusic
Spotify - http://smarturl.it/PINKBT/spotify
Google Play - http://smarturl.it/PINKBT/googleplay
Pre-order on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BeautifulTrauma/itunes
Pre-order on Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/BeautifulTrauma/amazon
Pre-order also available on Google Play: http://smarturl.it/BeautifulTrauma/googleplay
Pre-save the new album on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/PinkPreSave
USA's Doll Skin release new album 'In Your Face Again' in Europe today; US Tour started with One-Eyed Doll and Co-Op.
American pop-punk favourites Doll Skin to release their debut album 'In Your Face Again', today September 29th in Europe. The album was produced by Grammy Award winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.
'In Your Face Again' garnered massive Worldwide press, spawned multiple singles including, “Family of Strangers”, “Let’s Be Honest”, and “Furious Fixation”. 2016 saw DOLL SKIN tour much of the year with Otep, Lacey Sturm, Fire From The Gods, Hellyeah, Dead Kennedys, Escape The Fate, September Mourning, Through Fire, and more, capping off the year with a spot on Alternative Press’ list of “7 of the Best Rising Bands Under 21”.
Doll Skin completed a successful run on the Warped Tour 2017 as well as a summer of headlining dates across the USA. This week Doll Skin embark on a USA tour with goth rockers One Eyed Doll and Co-Op.
WITH ONE-EYED DOLL
* DOLL SKIN HEADLINE
** With CO-OP
SEPT 27 Las Vegas, NV**
SEPT 29 Colorado Springs, CO
SEPT 30 Denver, CO
OCT 01 Greeley, CO*
OCT 04 Kansas City, KS
OCT 05 Omaha, NE
OCT 06 Joliet, IL
OCT 07 Indianapolis, IN
OCT 11 Detroit, MI
OCT 12 Cleveland, OH
OCT 13 Pittsburgh, PA
OCT 14 Baltimore, MD
OCT 15 Clifton, NJ
OCT 17 Virginia Beach, VA*
OCT 18 Richmond, VA
OCT 19 Spartanburg, SC
OCT 20 Jacksonville, FL
OCT 21 Tampa, FL
OCT 22 Tallahassee, FL*
OCT 24 Mobile, AL*
OCT 25 Lafayette, LA
OCT 26 San Antonio, TX**
OCT 27 Austin, TX**
OCT 28 Houston, TX**
OCT 29 Dallas, TX**
OCT 31 Phoenix, AZ**
NOV 01 Hollywood, CA**
Paloma Faith – one of only two British female artists this decade to have their last three albums go double platinum in the UK – will release her long-awaited fourth album, ‘The Architect’, on November 17 via RCA Records.
The new album – her first in more than three years and since giving birth to her first child – features an array of acclaimed co-writers, producers and collaborators including: Sia, John Legend, Jesse Shatkin, TMS, Starsmith, Tobias Jesso Jr., Eg White, Rag'n'Bone Man, actor Samuel L. Jackson and journalist and activist Owen Jones.
Paloma, who won the BRIT Award for British Female Solo Artist in 2015 following the phenomenal success of her last record, 2014’s ‘A Perfect Contradiction’, explores both personal and political themes on the album.
Whilst the music is classic Paloma – with sweeping orchestral tracks, smooth soul, sleek disco grooves and stomping electro pop all featured on the album – the lyrics raise social and political questions, and cover powerful and topical themes, such as motherhood, social anxiety, wealth inequality, technology’s impact on feelings of alienation…. oh and also the future of the Western world, Donald Trump, Brexit and the refugee crisis – all within the confines of classic pop.
A deluxe version of the album will include four bonus tracks -
16. Power to the Peaceful
17. Tonight’s Not the Only Night
18. My Body
19. Price of Fame
Title track ‘The Architect’ features - if you can imagine it – Paloma as Mother Nature, singing to humanity, while ‘Guilty’ reflects on the Brexit vote from the perspective of a Leave voter who regrets their choice. Lead single ‘Crybaby’ ponders whether war would cease to exist if men successfully dealt with their emotions, and ‘Lost and Lonely’ is sung from the viewpoint of a skeleton!
The album also includes the track ‘Warrior’ written by Sia, which Paloma interprets to be about the refugee crisis, a duet with John Legend, ‘I’ll Be Gentle’, and two spoken word interludes – album opener ‘Evolution’ which is performed by acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson and ‘Politics of Hope’ which is a political commentary by Owen Jones. String arrangements on ‘The Architect’, ‘Warrior’ and ‘I’ll Be Gentle’ were written by David Arnold, the celebrated film and TV composer best known for his work on James Bond and Sherlock.
Paloma said: “‘The Architect’ is a social observation record. I was adamant that I wouldn’t write about love. I wanted to look outside of myself. I’m coming at politics from the perspective of the common man or woman, observing why people are suffering. Each song on the record is about a different pocket of the socio-political world that I’ve been delving into.”
She added: “I wanted to write something more modern. On previous albums I’ve been more concerned with the past, but now I’m looking forward because of motherhood and wanting to change things for a better future. It’s a marriage of old and new.”
Today Paloma releases the video for first single, ‘Crybaby’ – watch here. The dystopian video, which is directed by Thomas James and was shot in Ukraine, opens with footage of IVF, a newborn baby and a young girl, before a man addresses a group of uniformed young people, including the girl, in a human factory. He gives a speech about qualities such as emotion, empathy and feeling, which he says are “for the weak, for those we leave behind, for those that we remove from the crop.” The rest of video features Paloma as one of the people in the institution as she encounters the brutal training of the people imprisoned.
‘The Architect’ follows the huge success of Paloma’s last album, ‘A Perfect Contradiction’, which spent 29 weeks in the Top 10 Albums Chart, 66 weeks in the Top 40, and 100 weeks in the Top 200. The epic lead single from the record, ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, is Paloma’s biggest-selling to date, with over half a million copies sold and 55 million streams on Spotify.
Pre-order the ‘The Architect’ here and here
Paloma will embark on a UK arena tour next year, entertaining huge crowds across the UK and Ireland playing shows at venues including the Manchester Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Dublin’s 3Arena and London’s O2 Arena. Tickets for The Architect tour 2018 go on sale on September 29 at 9am via gigsandtours.com
Full UK arena tour dates below:
March 2 First Direct Arena, Leeds
March 3 Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
March 5 BHGE Arena, Aberdeen
March 6 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
March 8 Manchester Arena, Manchester
March 9 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
March 11 BIC, Bournemouth
March 12 Brighton Centre, Brighton
March 14 O2 Arena, London
March 17 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff
March 20 Echo Arena, Liverpool
March 21 Genting Arena, Birmingham
March 23 The SSE Arena, Belfast
March 24 3Arena, Dublin
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