TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM ‘NEW TEENS’
OUT 23RD SEPTEMBER VIA EPITAPH
American hardcore band Every Time I Die are streaming new song ‘Glitches’ taken from up coming album ‘New Teens’ out 23rd September via Epitaph.
You can listen to ‘Glitches’ here
‘Glitches’ is taken from upcoming album Low Teens. Low Teens’ razor-sharp sound and auditory barbarism was abetted by engineer and producer Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, Exhumed). Low Teens’ guest vocalists further demonstrate these polarized extremes, with formidable bellower Tim Singer (Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, No Escape) roaring alongside Buckley on opening track “Fear and Trembling” and longtime friend Brendan Urie (Panic! at the Disco) providing a melodic counterpoint on “It Remembers”. Yes, Every Time I Die has always juggled hardcore urgency, metal brutalism, and rock melodies, but never has it felt this instinctive or this vicious. The pressure drop that yielded Low Teens could have crippled a lesser band, but Every Time I Die weathered the winter to deliver their strongest offering to date because of, not in spite of, these hardships and roadblocks.
Having travelled world wide Brutha White’s ‘Solitaire Man Blues’ has had a range of musical influences and is a reflection of his personal struggles. Despite Blues being often considered as music of the past White is keen to change people’s minds and he certainly does that with his modern take on the style.
Having performed with such acts as the infamous Wu Tang Clan, Samantha Fish, People Under the Stairs and Digital Underground it’s clear that he is adding a zingy new flavour to blues.
Being an avid singer/songwriter blues is not the only music he has performed. He used to (and still does on occasion) perform acoustic hip-hop along the lines of A Tribe Called Quest, whilst also singing ballads for years prior. This is just a few examples of the influences in his music that have aided him in perfecting his craft.
FOR LOVERS OF: Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Jan Hammer, Junior Boys,
After dropping their first single ‘Frozen Lace’, Oakland, Californian synthpop new wave artists Introflirt are releasing their new single ‘Orange Light’. Both tracks will be on their second album ‘Temporary Heaven’, slated for release on August 2. Introflirt is an Oakland-based trio comprised of Vafa, Ben Benjamin, and Brendan Dreaper.
This album represents the next stage of evolution in their self-described “croonwave” music. Dissolving notions of what electronic music should be into a colorful flurry that pops and sparkles, this album is threaded together by a velvet voice and candid lyrics that touch on themes of disappointment in people, the fragility of relationships, and the path towards sexual liberation. True to Introflirt form, the songs on ‘Temporary Heaven’ maintain a delicate balance, offering the soundtrack to a life that is introverted while still reaching out.
“Never thought I’d say crooner, sexual, eclectic and synthtastic in the same phrase, but Introflirt combines all these things” – The Record Stache
The album’s first single ‘Frozen Lace’ was inspired by the struggle to overcome sexual repression, which generally goes hand in hand with some religions. It’s buzzing bass and squirming synth represent a tug-of-war between satisfying desires and fearing the potential consequences. Inspired by the concept that deciding between gratification or holding back entails excruciating self-torment, ‘Frozen Lace’ picks up on the lingering trepidation that moral laws often produce.
This was the first song to emerge for Introflirt after releasing their debut album. “This came from the longing to rid myself of guilt and fear of consequences when approaching certain desires,” explains vocalist and lyricist Ben Benjamin. “Growing up in a religious family – although my parents have pretty much been kicked out of every church they ever attended – installed many programs I’ve worked hard to disassemble.”
While Introflirt’s self-titled debut album documented the group testing the Flirty waters, the eight-track ‘Temporary Heaven’ jumps in without inhibition. The album retains the raw, gritty synth pop that endeared so many listeners to their debut release – but adds a seedier, darker, more danceable attitude, taking the Introflirt party from the rooftop to the basement.
While ‘Temporary Heaven’ presents Introflirt with a more energetic, modern feel, what stands out most is the transformation of Ben Benjamin’s vocals. After spending countless weekends in piano bars performing jazz standards, Benjamin’s vocal presence enters a similar space inhabited by the lounge singers of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, but set in the hazy, dim light of dance club beats.
Reinventing pop song structures to reflect the unpredictable nature of life’s twists and turns, the songs on this album present a clarity and confidence that’s a little bit dark, a little bit sentimental, and very very flirty.
June 25 – Oakland, CA – Legionnaire Saloon (with Ghostplay & VVerevvolf)
July 15 – Sacramento, CA – Ladyfest (with Pink Bandana & Spacewalker) August 13 – Oakland, CA – Hanging Garden at The Night Light (with Neon Kross & Otzi) September 28 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern – (with Foreign Resort & Nite)
Kambui, born in Houston, Texas, is a DIY artist, producing, writing and recording all elements of his music himself. He is a fearlessly emotional artist, with his name ironically meaning unafraid in Swahili. Having only been recording music since 2010, Kambui has developed his sound and is now comparable to artists such as James Blake and Beck.
With his music inspired by those who have come before him, Kambui passionately fills his music with vulnerability and emotion allowing the listener to easily relate and grow with Kambui building strength and comfort along his musical journey. His music has been a way for him to express his emotions and capture specific moments in his life in a comprehensible way.
Kambui is keen to draw attention to mental health struggles and wants his listeners to feel comfort and a place of safety in his music. The lyric ‘some clouds don’t go away’ eludes to depression and ongoing struggles. He has included links to The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, The Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the UK charity SANE in his soundcloud.
Pop-singer songwriter Sertari is back with a brand new upbeat summer track ‘Keep On Dreaming’. Set for release on 29th July, the single is available for pre-order from 22nd July.
Having grown up in Hampshire, but originating from Cyprus, she wrote this track as her comeback into the music world following the birth of her daughter. The song was inspired by her experience of motherhood and she wanted to pen her devotion to her daughter. Before becoming a mother, she supported Scratch from the world famous The Roots and has worked with Adrian Hall and Metropolis Studios, she is also currently collaborating with the Grammy award winning J-Ivy.
With her biggest gig to date being New Years Eve Festival in Nicosia, Cyprus where thousands of people danced the night away to her unique sound, she has recently been played on BBC Introducing. She has also had chart success in Germany and Italy.
Merging lilts of Latin and elements electropop, UK singer Bebuzee M releases this infectiously upbeat new song ‘Buzz Me’, fusing his life-long passions for music and technology.
The artist has spent over a decade pouring his creative energy into social media, coming up with revolutionary ideas in 2005 that would shape the future of social media. Unfortunately and unintentionally, these ideas were swallowed up by a now very successful social media giant and he was unable to receive credit for these ideas.
In 2012 however, Bebuzee M was able to come up new ideas that would influence his own successful online photo and video sharing platform, Bebuzee.
Now keen to show his talents as musician as well as a tech innovator, Bebuzee M has released his debut single ‘Buzz Me’
He explains his inspiration behind the song and reason for the theme: ‘I felt like writing a song that shows how we humans behave toward technology products, we are living in a time where social network has become a big part of our lives and keeping in touch with friends and family through social network has become essential.’
Bebuzee M has long had an interest in music even before he discovered his love for technology. At the young age of 7, he was already writing songs in his grandmother’s garden.
Similar in its buoyant mood to ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams and ‘Bailando’ by Enrique Iglesias, Bebuzee M’s music is fun and positive, certain to appeal to music fans from all walks of life.
Bebuzee M believes that music is an essential instrument to develop other skills a person might have and that a dream can become a reality with perseverance, determination and hard work.
Joe Darone, the creative mind behind Suit of Lights, looks set to make waves in today’s music scene with his bands genre fluid style of music. Named after The Matador’s Traje de luces, they symoblise the beauty and brutality of life with their strong melodic sensibility with varying influences from Bach to The Buzzcocks.
Pushing the boundaries of modern music, “Break Open the Head” has the energy of punk, the immediacy of pop, the innovation of progressive rock and the timeless beauty of “serious” composers. This makes the band, and their music, distinct and innovative whilst cutting edge and acknowledging of songwriting tradition. Ultimately the band is fearless when it comes to creating music.
Here are some press quotes, proving just how popular this unique sounding band are!
“A truly great, ten-song piece of art.”- Score! Music Magazine
“I don’t remember the last time I was this damn impressed!”
[Editor’s Pick !] – Smother
“Amazing….Incredible…The ten songs are over before you know it and before you want them to be”- Asylum Magazine
Irish singer-songwriter Kolumbus has announced a new single‘I Hope You Find Happiness’ from his forthcoming debut EP‘Give Them Life’ on the back of an enthusiastic reception for the first single ‘Leave The Light On’. Kolumbus is a musical project representing the solo journey of Irish songwriter Mark ‘Cappy’ Caplice. Correspondingly, the new video for this single features his own experiences around Ireland, with imagery so beautiful it could swoon romantic travelers and adventurers to visit the Emerald Isle.
“Optimistic and hopeful lyrics and music against the background of a tragic situation. This formula is one that is inspiring” – Overblown Magazine
‘I Hope You Find Happiness’ was written as a lament regarding the droves of Irish people that left the country to find better lives, while looking forward to happier times. “They had to leave family, friends loved ones behind to fly half way across the world. So many of my own friends and close family were among them and I saw first hand how difficult it is, both for those who leave and those who stay,” explains Kolumbus. “I would never hold it against anyone for leaving. Life is too short to dwell on anything.”
Earlier, Kolumbus’ Christmas single ‘You Know It’s Christmas’ hit the No.1 spot on the Google Play Music Charts and Top 20 on iTunes, ahead of heavy hitters Adele and Justin Bieber, with all proceeds goint to Inner City Helping Homeless and Baltinglass Lions Christmas appeal. That song also features the West Wicklow Voices and Chorus Kids Choir.
Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, at a young age Mark Caplice moved to Wicklow, where he still resides. His performance name Kolumbus derives from the fact that he has always had a passion for travel and exploration, even from a young age. The 26-year-old believes life is too short to dwell, so his philosophy is to lead an active life.
Kolumbus was also influenced by artists such as Ben Howard, Elbow and Fleetwood Mac. His output exhibits clever craftsmanship both lyrically and melodically, blending several different styles to create his own unique brand of energetic captivating music.
Of course it helps that this track was produced by Gavin Glass, the music director for John Carney’s new film “Sing Street”, and engineered by Scott Halliday, previously a guitar tech with Prince and James Vincent Mcmorrow. Several other notable musicians make contributions here: drummer Graham Hopkins, who plays with Irish folk legend Glen Hansard, and organist Conor O’Reilly, who has recorded with U2 and has had his music performed in Carnegie Hall.
2016 is proving to be a very busy year for Kolumbus, having already toured through Germany and Austria, traveling over 4000 km on 2 planes, 17 trains and 1 bicycle. This year, Ireland, England, Germany and the U.S.A are all set to figure on his tour schedule.
Kolumbus currently has several tracks on his website for free download. “At this point, I just want to get my music out there as much as possible. Ideas are thought’s with potential. I have hundreds of songs. Now it’s time to Give Them Life”.
“Full of hope and good-heartedness… Clever well-crafted lyrics and instrumentation and a feel-good element that lingers on well after the song ends” – The Spill Magazine
Singer-songwriter and gifted guitarist Pedro Syrah prepares for the release of his new album Fairytale Land with this intimate new track ‘Summer Night On Fairytale Land’.
A creative guitarist, he draws a lot of influence from classical music, also playing with unconventional tunings to form a unique sound that is entirely his own.
His upcoming album is set to centre around a variety of personal themes including love stories, the loss of friends and a roadtrip he took in California. Pedro has described his sound as ‘an immersive experience into ourselves and our feelings’.
With recording set to take place in Abbey Road studio with Sean Magee, Fairytale Land is sure to take this sound to new levels.
Perth born and bred Matty T Wall is already well on his way to joining legends just like Dave Hole, Bon Scott (ACDC) and the John Butler Trio. “I am like an
elastic band pulled really tight, ready to go,” he says. “That’s how I feel about my music.” In his youth following bands like Metallica and Sepultura he recognised how they honoured the blues masters before them, aspiring to be at their level he got into the blues and since Matty has “never gotten out of it.”.
“the bands did shine, and in the middle was Matty T Wall putting down some guitar as good as I’ve ever heard in that room, great tone, great choice of notes…” – Rik Van Der Velde, Perth Blues Club, head sound engineer
“Wall’s own songs are all strong, well arranged and driven by his shimmering guitar work.”
“with a blistering clean tone, infectious chops and a swagger that’s soulful enough to rival that of any blues-fueled, American shredder, Australian-born guitarist Matty T. Wall proves the blues is alive and well Down Under.”
– James Wood guitarworld.com
“Wall gives us an absolute gem in Love Gone Away – a slow blues with simmering guitar playing that reaches right into your chest and grabs and twists your innards. The effect is visceral and moving.”