Watch the stripped 'Invincible' video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AJhlKSKjqk
With her heavy duty pop songs that fizz with rock ’n’ roll energy and bare bones emotion, MY is here to drag pop into the moshpit and steal our hearts at the same time. The 24 year old Swedish singer and songwriter is, depending on your preference, akin to Paramore’s Hayley Williams as produced by Max Martin or My Chemical Romance fronted by Katy Perry, all coated with a layer of Swedish noir. Her debut track Invincible is available now on Relentless Records.
Co-written with Mike Duce of Lower Than Atlantis, Invincible was recorded in the UK last year and is a tale of strength and empowerment. MY explains; “I wrote Invincible with my friend Mike Duce, and the producer team Laconic. In the beginning the song was about being strong and independent, but it’s also about being with someone who empowers you. It could be a friend, a faith, or even an interest that makes you feel great. Main message: surround yourself with a love that makes you feel wonderful and epic.”
Born and raised in a small village in rural Sweden, the daughter of the preacher from the local chapel, MY sings of life and love with brutal honesty and a dark edge. Raised on a diet of Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills and Nash and of course ABBA, and later discovering Nirvana, My Chemical Romance and bands like Refused from the local hardcore scene, MY’s love of both the hard and soft ends of the sonic spectrum goes way back to her childhood.
Now, with over 70 songs recorded in between her home base of Stockholm and London, including the awesomely aggro ‘Don’t Tell My Heart’ and out-of-control ‘White Water’, MY has to embark on the unenviable task of whittling them down for her debut album, due for release next year.
Honesty, dark lyrics, social conscience, guitars and animals, wrapped up in pop songs. This is MY. A new pop force has arrived.
MY’s debut single ‘Invincible’ is available to buy now on iTunes and to stream on Spotify.
Rising from the Swedish underground, Grand Theft Culture’s explosive live shows and outstanding blend of rock n’ roll and electronic music caught the attention of world famous DJ / Producer Skrillex. He officially praised the group and posted their cover version of the song “Cinema” on his Facebook page, creating an online buzz throughout the world.
Grand Theft Culture is fronted by singer and guitar-wonder-child Michel Santunione, famous for his work in musicals such as Queen’s ”We Will Rock You”, “Rock of Ages” and for touring the world with some of the biggest rock acts coming out of Scandinavia. In October 2015 they released the single "Spinning" that now is out on video!
Check out the video above.
Cheap beer and endless movie-nights helped Nightmen create their debut LP ”Fifteen Minutes of Pain”, a 28-minute primitive Rock ’n’ Roll-album filled with power-pop hooks and ingenious songwriting. The three vocalists sing with equal measures of punk snottiness and sugary sweetness. The diversity of having three singers makes “Fifteen Minutes of Pain” a dynamic garage-rock anthem. Nightmen are Ramones tangled up with Dead Moon and The Cars. ”Fifteen Minutes of Pain”, a twelve track killer-LP straight from the heart to be released the 15th of April on Lövely Records.
Christine, Tony, Nopan and Erik have spent time in notorious Swedish acts such as MF/MB/, Terrible Feelings, and Yast, although Nightmen is something completely different from those bands. Nightmen’s debut EP ”Girl For You" was lovingly described as being ”somewhere in the no-mans land between hard and soft, between sweet Power Pop and Rock ’n’ Roll. The music is recorded in 2015 but the sound is warm and comforting, like a couch covered in velvet. It reminds you of how things used to be in the good ol’ days.”
15/4 Ungdomshuset Köpenhamn w Nightbirds
16/4 Oceanen Göteborg w Västerbron
28/4 Babel Malmö w Earl Great
20/5 Mejeriet Lund w Tacocat
17/6 Mossagårdsfestivalen Veberöd
_ American rockers Rivals Sons have finished recording and mixing their new album in Nashville, Tennessee. The as-yet untitled follow-up to 'Pressure & Time', was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb and Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell. The album is due to be released on Earache Records in late August.
Guitarist Scott Holiday comments:
"We have officially completed and turned in our next full length record. We thought we might give ourselves a bit more time to work this time around, as opposed to the 20 days for 'Pressure & Time'... BUT, it was even MORE crazy this time. Everything was finished in about the same amount of time (22 days), but this time we are giving much more music (a much longer record) - nearly twice that of P&T.
"Done in Nashville this time - amazing people, music, music scene, countryside, and some cool record shops. We re-enlisted our long-time producer and friend, Dave Cobb (Jamie Johnson, Secret Sisters, Shooter Jennings, and uh... Rival Sons), and this time we brought in the engineering and mix wizardry of one Mr. Vance Powell (Jack White, Dead Weather, Kings of Leon).
"Songs were once again written and recorded on the spot, allowing the listener to really peer in and catch a snapshot of the moment, and our immediate instincts. Most songs were captured in a few takes, not to mention plenty of first-takers. Pretty off the cuff and unadulterated. We have never had a wish to be predictable or sedentary with our music, and this record explores and supports that ethos pretty well. In other words, this record is not P&T, but delves into a bunch of other musical ideas and sounds. Much more of a 'long-form' record as a whole. Fist-pumpers, ass-shakers, foot-stompers, air guitaring/bassing/drummers, tear-jerkers, heart-string-pullers, and a few straight up freak outs. That's all I'll say for now. Due out late this August."
Watch a video of Rival Sons frontman Jay Buchanan at the mixing studio here
The band also have announced a European tour, including two shows in the Netherlands and Germany with Guns 'N' Roses. Don't miss them at the following shows:
May 18 - St. Catharines, ON - Barracuda Pretty
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range
May 20 - Grand Bend, ON - Motorplex
May 28 - Landgraaf, Netherlands - Pinkpop Festival
May 29 - Lille, France - La Peniche
May 31 - Leffinge, Belgium - Zwerver
Jun. 01 - Nuremberg, Germany - Rock im Park
Jun. 02 - Nürburg, Germany - Rock am Ring
Jun. 03 - Den Bosch, Netherlands - W2
Jun. 04 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Ahoy (w/ Guns 'N' Roses)
Jun. 06 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
Jun. 07 - Sölvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 08 - Mönchengladbach, Germany - Warsteiner Hockey Park (w/ Guns 'N' Roses)
Jun. 10 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 12 - Hamburg, Germany - Stadtpark (w/ Evanescence)
Jun. 14 - Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle (w/ Evanescence)
Jun. 16 - Bulle, Switzerland - Ebullition
Jun. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - MeetFactory (w/ Eagles of Death Metal)
Jun. 20 - Zagreb, Croatia - Tvornica
Jun. 22 - Milan, Italy - Gods of Metal Festival
Jun. 23 - Roeser, Luxembourg - Rock A Field Festival
Jun. 24 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 30 - Owen Sound, ON - Big Music Fest
Jul. 05 - Sundsvall, Sweden - Sundsvall Festival
Jul. 06 - Turku, Finland - Ruisrock Festival
Jul. 14 - Joensuu, Finland - Ilosaarirock Festival
Jul. 17 - Uppsala, Sweden - Katalin
Jul. 19 - Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival
Jul. 20 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta Festival
Jul. 21 - Njordfordeid, Norway - Malakoff Rockfestival
The band has also just released a new music video for the track, 'Face of Light'. Watch the video here
Pressure & Time is available now as a special redux edition, including two incredible bonus tracks, 'Company Man' and 'Life For This Road', plus a bonus DVD featuring these great videos:
* 'Gypsy Heart', 'Pressure and Time' and 'Soul' live from High Voltage festival
* 'Pressure and Time', 'All Over the Road' and 'Get What's Coming' official promo videos
* 'Pressure and Time' live backstage at Werchter festival
* Pressure & Time promo trailer
Get it here in Europe at or in North America here. It is also available on iTunes, including all bonus tracks and videos here.
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