English punk rockers Drones announce album release, London show and Manchester Punk Festival slot
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
Copenhagen-based modern hardcore group Psy:Code have released the official video for "Paralyzed," a track from new album Mørke. The band issued the following statement about the video: "We've chosen not to appear in this video, but to keep focus on the emotions that fit the song perfectly. With this amount of videos, it is important for us that they are very different. The video is made from the short film 'Unwind' which has been cut to pieces, and assembled to fit the track. The song is about a dear friend who we almost lost due to a critical surgery. We hope you enjoy this short emotional ride."
View the "Paralyzed" video at: https://youtu.be/_JuQk98R6Uw
Mørke is out now on Pavement Entertainment. The album can be purchased through iTunes and Amazon.
Psy:code is a band driven by a desire to reach beyond its own boundaries. The band's first two releases, Delusion and Cause and Neglect, were met with critical acclaim by critics worldwide. The praise was not met with complacency and Psy:code set the bar higher when writing their third album. Mørke is a natural progression, but remains grounded in the roots planted by its predecessors.
Over the years Psy:Code has supported several major acts, including Slayer, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Trivium, Gorefest, Illdisposed and Artillery. The band has toured extensively in their native Denmark and throughout Europe.
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 sensation Tash Sultana reveals a brand new single, ‘Mystik’ released via Sony Columbia. The Australian singer recently made her US TV debut, on Late Night with Seth Meyer - watch her performance of ‘Jungle’ here. Tash returns to the UK later this month, playing a sold out show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on October 29.
'Mystik' was written recently in Tash’s home studio whilst on a break from touring the globe for the last 18 months. Once again Tash played every instrument on the recording, with the addition of a new saxophone she picked up and learnt to play a week before recording. The song was tracked and mixed with ‘Notion EP’ engineer Nikita Miltiadou at Melbourne’s own Smooch studios. The single will feature on Tash’s highly anticipated debut record due in 2018.
“I had a mental block for f***ing ages, then one day in my studio I woke up jet-lagged at 5am and this just fell out of my finger tips” – Tash Sultana
To date Tash has amassed tens of millions of streams online, landed at #3 in triple j’s Hottest 100 with ‘Jungle’ - which is now at platinum sales in Australia, top ten ARIA chart with ‘Notion EP’ which then stayed in the chart for 6 months, topped the iTunes charts in multiple countries, sold out theatre shows worldwide, graced major festival stages around the globe, even picked up a j award in 2016 along the way!
She recently took the #1 spot on US Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart, and appears on Late Night With Seth Myers on October 2.
New single ‘Mystik’ is available worldwide now: http://smarturl.it/TS.MYSTIK
SEP 28 | DANFORTH MUSIC HALL, TORONTO. CAN SOLD OUT
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Swedish Electro Rockers Smash Into Pieces release new single 'Boomerang' ft. Jay Smith
Multiple award-winning, Swedish electro / rock export Smash Into Pieces joins forces with their close friend Jay Smith and release a brand new single - "Boomerang" - 29/09/2017.
As one of one of Scandinavia's most intriguing, mystical and explosive live acts - Smash Into Pieces (a.k.a SIP / Smash) with it´s founder and leader ”The Apocalypse DJ” has caught the attention of the crowd live as well as on social media's. Executing Skydives in live-television, showing of The Apocalypse DJs Parkour moves / Dance-skills or Fighting capability seems likely to be a normal day at the SIP office. Together with their very close friend Jay Smith they have now created what can be known as complete perfection …"Boomerang".
"Our lives and the world we live in are changing faster and faster. But with life in the fast lane it feels safe to know that some things will never change: No matter how deep we fall, we will come back again and again… like a fucking boomerang!"
Smash Into Pieces - Quotes:
"Smash into Pieces and Jay Smith are two artists of a kind. The kind that never gives up and keeps coming back for another round. It's an honour the share the next round with you Jay! Salut! 🤘"
Jay Smith - Quotes:
"I met the guys four years ago when I signed with my manager. Being signed to the same label, we ended up at a lot of the same gigs. We became friends and I'm happy we finally collaborated on something. It's a really good song and I'm proud to be a part of it!"
Listen to Boomerang
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