Southern California based Mount Holly have signed with Razor & Tie Records in New York. The four piece alternative rock band features singer Jameson Burt, guitarist Nick Perri, bassist Deanna Passarella and drummer John Bach.
The band’s debut album, “Stride by Stride”, is scheduled for a fall release and today the video for the title track debuts on VEVO here. The track is now available for sale on iTunes here.
Mount Holly has received praise from rock publications worldwide including Team Rock, Screamer Magazine and Brave Words. The band was hand selected by Hasbro to be the lead artist for one of their latest soundtracks in 2016, which led to them being selected as the sole performers at the 2016 Mashable House during the 2016 SXSW Interactive week.
“Stride by Stride” was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Noah Strain . The band will be touring throughout 2016 and have recently played shows with Rival Sons and Blackberry Smoke. The band also just wrapped up a month long residency at Los Angeles showcase venue Hotel Café.
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)
Since their 2011 inception, Gainesville's Frameworks have quietly become a favorite of many in the emotional hardcore scene. The band creates music in the vein of Touché Amore, Explosions in the Sky, Envy, and other powerful artists and have been hailed by critics and fans alike as "an intensely sincere heart-on-sleeve sort of post-hardcore" (Stereogum).
After a string of EP's in their early years, Frameworks released their Loom album on Topshelf Records in 2014. Recorded with engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor), the album was well-received worldwide and the band toured relentlessly in support of it. Most recently, Frameworks released the "Time Spent" EP (also on Topshelf), which shows a darker side of the band as they incorporate experimental instrumentation into their sound.
Later this year, Frameworks will release their debut full-length for Deathwish, which sees the band digging further into the depths of experimental post-hardcore. More news on this new album will be announced soon. For now, catch Frameworks on tour in February, March, and April.
FRAMEWORKS, ON TOUR:
2/25 Bloomington, IN @ The Brick House *
2/26 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs *
2/27 Columbus,OH @ Ace of Cups *
2/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose *
3/01 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar *
3/02 Cambridge, MA @ Out Of The Blue Gallery *
3/03 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus *
3/04 Philadelphia,PA @ The Pharmacy *
3/05 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall *
3/07 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
3/08 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory *
04/09 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen ^
04/10 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar ^
04/12 Lakewood, OH @ Mahalls ^
04/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe ^
04/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy ^
04/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade ^
04/16 Buffalo, NY @ The Studio at Waiting Room ^
04/17 Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
* with Donovan Wolfington
^ with O'Brother
UK Top 40 Ragga Metal band Skindred have inked a new worldwide record deal with Napalm Records
2014 has seen Skindred play to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out tours at venues such as London’s Brixton Academy. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date. The band have also just been announced to play at next year’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot.
Celebrating the signing of Skindred, Napalm Records Vice President Thomas Caser said:
"Working with Skindred is a dream come true for me and all of us at Napalm Records. Skindred entered the Top 40 in the UK on their most recent album ‘Kill the Power’ and we believe we can build on this success not only in the UK but also in Germany, the US and the Rest of the World!”
Skindred's manager, Seven Webster from 7PM Management, added:
“We have been talking to Napalm Records for a long time and we all believe that Skindred now needs to be with a designated Rock label that understands the genre and the band and that shares our passion and belief in the band on every level and wants to work with us on further building and breaking the band globally and taking them to the next level in what we all see as the next part of a long campaign. We could not be happier with this deal!”
Skindred have also confirmed that Dan Sturgess after joining the bands live set up for the last few years as their DJ / sampler and backing singer has now joined the band properly as a full time member and will also be involved in the writing of the bands forthcoming album.
The band will be playing some UK shows this November / December to finish off an incredible year. They are also confirmed as main support on the Steel Panther tour in March 2015 at the following:
Fri 6th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Sat 7th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Mon 9th March Glasgow, O2 Academy
Tue 10th March Newcastle, O2 Academy
Thurs 12th March Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Fri 13th March Leicester, O2 Academy
Sat 14th March London, SSE Arena Wembley
Tickets are available from all usual outlets.
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