With their debut album release on the horizon, Holy Fever have unveiled another new track from the record in the form of ‘Duress’. Vocalist Todd Cooper explains the feeling behind the track -
"The sense of urgency and aggression in “Duress” mimics the head-space we were in at the time we wrote it. We were toward the end of writing the record and simultaneously exhausted and filled with adrenaline as we started to see the finish line. Sam had this idea that the chorus would just be one note and the lyric would be one word. This is one of our favourites to play live.”
‘Duress’ is the opening track on Holy Fever’s first full-length record, ‘The Wreckage’, which the band will be self releasing on 8th April, 2016. Comprised of members of underground punk favourites American Nightmare, The Hope Conspiracy, and The Explosion, and with crossover members of indie-pop band Beginners, Holy Fever’s sound feels recognizable, yet totally unexpected. ‘The Wreckage’ is marked by unlikely combinations, punctuated by surprising hooks; challenging punk convention.
The first single to be released from the record, vigilante justice anthem, ‘Find your Fame’, feels like the rebellious love child of Bikini Kill and The Hives exemplifying the duelling vocals from Todd Cooper and Samantha Barbera (also on bass), gritty guitar riffs from Neeraj Kane and Brian Masek, and Andrew Black’s explosive drumming.
The artwork for the ‘The Wreckage’ was created by renowned LA-based artist Luke McGarry and the band recorded in Paul Miner’s (ex Death By Stereo) studio in Orange, CA with Holy Fever self-producing and Miner engineering.
Exeter trio Muncie Girls have been turning many a head with the first couple of tracks to be taken from forthcoming debut album ‘From Caplan To Belsize’. Now there’s a brand new single, complete with accompanying video, streaming ahead of the album’s release in a mere couple of weeks. ‘Respect’ is the band’s message to any “lad” that has been caught up in the rape culture that’s rife in our current society, particularly on university campuses and online. Vocalist and bassist Lande Hekt decided to record herself reading aloud some extracts from other writers (Stéphanie Genz and Laura Bates) that help express her feelings on the topic. These are included in the bridge of the song.
The much-anticipated full length will be released on 4th March, 2016 via Specialist Subject Records in the UK. Muncie Girls have also announced a trio of headline shows in March in celebration of the record. Performances in Exeter, Brighton and London will see the band tap a different supporting line-up for each date. These precede a stint on the road supporting Tellison in March / April.
Born in punk shows and dive bars to three driven teenagers in 2012, Muncie Girls embodies the classic punk rock story in a modern context. Fueled by discontent and anxiety, they eloquently address issues of modern living as a self-aware young adult. The result is an ambitious and poignant rebellion against social norms that touches on everything from politics to interpersonal relationships.
Watch the music video below:-
1. Learn In School
2. Gone With the Wind
5. Social Side
7. Gas Mark 4
8. I Don’t Wanna Talk About It
10. No Recording
Muncie Girls headline shows:
Tue 8th March – The Lexington, London w/ Apologies, I Have None, Colour Me Wednesday, Iona Cairns
Thu 10th March – The Cavern, Exeter w/ Bird Skulls & more TBC
Fri 11th March – Sticky Mike’s, Brighton w/ Doe, Fresh, Random Heroes
Further live dates:
March 19th - B - Houthalen - Crossbone Festival
March 25th - UK - Liverpool - 81 Renshaw
March 26th - UK - Sheffield - Riverside w/ Tellison
March 27th - UK - Leeds - The Wardrobe w/ Tellison
March 28th - UK - Cambridge - The Portland Arms w/ Tellison
March 29th - UK - Glasgow - Bar Bloc w/ Tellison
March 30th - UK - Edinburgh - The Mash House w/ Tellison
March 31st - UK - Birmingham - Sunflower Lounge w/ Tellison
April 1st - UK - Manchester - Sound Control w/ Tellison
April 2nd - UK - Bedford - Esquires w/ Tellison
April 3rd - UK - Bristol - The Stag & Hounds w/ Tellison
April 4th - UK - Cardiff - Undertone w/ Tellison
April 5th - UK - Guildford - Boilerroom w/ Tellison
April 6th - UK - Oxford - The Wheatsheaf w/ Tellison
April 7th - UK - London - The Garage w/ Tellison
April 16th - B - Mol - El Topo Goes Loco Festival at JH Tydeeh
April 17th - D - Cologne - Underground
April 18th - Germany - Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
April 19th - D - Munich - Strom w/ Sandlotkids
April 20th - D- Stuttgart - Universum
April 21st - D - Schweinfurt - Alter Stattbahnhof w/ Pears
April 22nd - D - Berlin - Uncle M Fest at Cassiopeia
April 23rd - D - Münster - Uncle M Fest at Skater´s Palace Café
May 14th - D - Kiel - Klownhouse Fest at Hansa 48
May 21st - UK - Brighton - The Great Escape
June 12th - UK - Donington - Download Festival
June 19th - UK - Manchester - Refugee Benefit at Sound Control
July 8th - UK - Withington - 2000 Trees Festival
August 9th-12th - SLO - Tolmin - Punk Rock Holiday
Three-piece alternative punk band Lost In Society has premiered their highly anticipated new record Modern Illusions today! Fans can stream the album in full exclusively on Idobi Radio now, here.
Earlier this month, Lost In Society launched pre-orders for "Modern Illusions". Fans can purchase a copy now, here. Modern Illusions was produced by Pete Steinkopf (guitarist of The Bouncing Souls) and is set to drop on Friday, February 26th via Handsome Stranger Records. For more information on Lost In Society, please visit: http://www.lostinsociety.com.
The trio is gearing up to perform at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. The show will kick off at 8pm on Thursday, February 25th and will allow entry to anyone 18 and older. Fans can purchase tickets now, here. Additionally, Lost In Society will be celebrating the release of Modern Illusions in their hometown on February 26th. The band will be sharing the stage with Dollys and Gods at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets will come with a copy of the new record and are available for purchase now, here.
Lost In Society will be hitting the road this March. The first show is set to kick off on March 3rd in Virginia Beach, VA and will wrap up on March 31st in Harrisburg, PA. Fans will have a chance to see the power trio hit the stage in support of their new record Modern Illusions set to release later this month. In addition, the band is heading to Austin, TX to perform at SXSW from March 14th through March 19th with more shows to be announced.
Jolting, fierce and raw: Lost In Society's live show has been described as all of the above. The NJ-based alternative punk act has performed at large festivals including Vans Warped Tour, Punk Rock Bowling, Fun Fun Fun Fest, SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, and Fest. Lost In Society is known for bringing fans out the same way old punks did -- by word of mouth. Having toured all over the map and sharing the stage with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Dead Sara, The Bouncing Souls, Bad Religion, The Flatliners, Misfits, and SWMRS, the trio is showing no signs of stopping.
Lost In Society is Zach Moyle (guitars + lead vocals), Nick Ruroede (bass), and Hector Bonora (drums).
2. I Want To Know
4. Not Afraid
5. Generation Why
8. Come Outside
9. Second Chances
10. Let Me Out
11. Don't Hesitate
Upcoming Tour Dates:
February 25 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn NY
February 26 - Convention Hall - Asbury Park, NJ
March 3 - Hook Up Café - Virginia Beach, VA
March 4 - The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
March 5 - Basement Show - Greenville, SC
March 6 - The Dragon's Den - Atlanta, GA
March 9 - The Gilroy - Clarksville, TN
March 11 - The Buccaneer - Memphis, TN
March 12 - Alley Cats - Houston, TX
March 13 - The Thirsty Monkey - Mcallen, TX
March 14 - 19th - SXSW - TBA - Austin TX
March 17 - The Handlebar - Austin, TX
March 18 - The Aquarium - Austin, TX
March 19 - The Vortex - Austin, TX
March 20 - Revolution Bar - Bryan, TX
March 22 - The Drunken Fry - Oklahoma City, OK
March 24 - Des Moines Social Club - Des Moines, IA
March 25 - Pubtime - Chicago, IL
March 27 - Meloday Inn - Indianapolis, IN
March 29 - Annabell's - Akron, OH
March 30 - Howler's - Pittsburgh, PA
March 31 - Zero Day Brewing - Harrisburg, PA
June 11 - Punk Rock Bowling @ Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ
Additional Dates TBA
Gainesville, Florida natives Less Than Jake announce the release of the new live album ‘Live From Astoria’, set for an April 29th release via Rude Records and Saint November Records (for the UK vinyl).
The collection of Less Than Jake classics was recorded exactly 15 years ago, on the third night of a three-day run at the legendary London venue in April 2001.
Comments saxophonist Peter “JR” Wasilewski:
“The London Astoria was always a special place for us. For a certain time it almost felt like a home-coming every time we played there. For us to be able to play multiple nights there on several occasions needed to be documented somehow. We hope our fans enjoy it as much as we did making it!”
Adds drummer Vinnie Fiorello:
"..The Astoria always felt electric when we played there and it translates on this live recording.. "
The ‘Live From Astoria’ release will coincide with Less Than Jake’s Groezrock appearance, recently announced together with 4 shows in the UK and one in France.
Catch them at the following shows!
29th Groezrock, Meerhout, Belgium (http://www.groezrock.be/tickets)
30th Le 106, Rouen, France (https://www.yuticket.com)
02nd Hippodrome, Kingston, UK (http://www.banquetrecords.com/)
03rd O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK (http://listings.ticketweb.co.uk/lessthanjake)
04th O2 Academy, Leicester, UK (http://listings.ticketweb.co.uk/lessthanjake)
05th O2 Academy, Oxford, UK (http://listings.ticketweb.co.uk/lessthanjake)
Hardcore punk / rap metal veterans Downset recently announced their highly-anticipated return with an upcoming performance at the revelled This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia, PA on July 27th. Now, the band can announce their full plans for 2014, which include a brand new album, entitled One Blood, which will hit stores on July 21, 2014.
Produced by Downset guitarist Brian Ares Schwager and mixed by Wesley Seldman, One Blood was recorded in three locations – Venice and Overland rehearsal studio in Culver City, CA, The Basement in Baltimore, MD, and Creating Better Sounds studio in Palmdale, CA. “One Blood is Downset in its truest form, coming straight from our hearts to touch the hearts of others,” states guitarist and One Blood producer Brian Ares Schwager.
Downset will perform several east and west coast dates this summer. See below for a current listing of tour dates with ticket prices and door times. Vocalist Ray Oropeza adds, “The east coast is where Downset will launch our live tour for the One Blood album. To all of our fans that have supported us for the past 20+ years, “I Will Always Be There For You, I Will Always Be There, ALL I GOT!”
7/24 Albany, NY@ Bogies - Doors @ 7pm Tickets are $10 advanced $14 day of show
7/25 Worcester, MA @ Palladium - Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $14 advanced $16 day of show
7/26 New York, NY @ Blackthorne 51 - Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $17 advanced $20 day of show 7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory @ TIHC Festival - Several different ticket prices and packages
8/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
8/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey A Go-Go - Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $20.
8/17 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS - Doors @ 7pm Tickets are $10 advanced $15 day of show
Downset was formed in 1992 in Los Angeles, rising up from the hardcore, hip-hop, punk rock and graffiti movements. In 1994, Downset released their first album, a self-titled release, on Mercury Records and followed up two years later with a second album on Mercury Records, entitled Do We Speak A Dead Language? Fast forward to 2000, when Downset released the Check Your People album on Epitaph Records, and a few years later released the Universal album on Hawino Records.
Downset boasts an extensive touring resume, having performed with artists spanning several genres. Downset has performed with many bands throughout the years, such as Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Pantera, Slayer, Testament, Madball, Deftones, Earth Crisis, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Machine Head, Coal Chamber, System of a Down, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Slayer, Sepultura and Soulfly.
This year’s One Blood will continue the epic tradition that only Downset can truly express – hybridizing hip-hop and crushing riffs with lyrics that touch the world dramatically. The unique style of music on this release will remind listeners of Downset’s critical position in this contemporary era of art, expression and music.
Ray Oropeza – Messenger
Brian Ares Schwager – Guitar
James Morris – Bass
Chris Hamilton – Drums
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