THE KING’S PARADE Release ‘Mad’ Video Filmed At RAK Studios

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‘MAD’
VIDEO RELEASED
FILMED AT RAK STUDIOS
WATCH HERE

UK & EU TOUR STARTS IN APRIL

Acclaimed London four-piece The King’s Parade have released the video for their new single ‘Mad’. The video is filmed at the iconic RAK Studios where the band recorded and produced the song alongside Rob Brinkmann (Pixies, Royal Blood, Barns Courtney).

Regarding recording the song at RAK frontman Olly Corpe says, “We recorded ‘Mad’ at RAK right after a 22 hour drive coming from a gig in Madrid. Weirdly, I think the extreme tiredness worked in our favour – we were too tired to care or think and in this case I feel like that added a spontaneity to our performance.”

‘Mad’ finds The King’s Parade delivering a deep song addressing human consciousness. The song flits between smooth and gritty vocals, driven by a captivating percussive sound that builds towards a huge anthemic chorus. It sees The King’s Parade blend alt-soul and blues influences with a pop sensibility that plays like a melding of Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys and Leon Bridges.

Regarding the single Olly says, “‘Mad’ is about the energy felt between two people we tend to call chemistry. It can happen the second you see or meet someone, or it can happen over time, but it’s just a feeling you have within yourself. It can’t be quantified or justified; it’s just a state of being. Sometimes it feels so mysterious that you start to question whether it exists at all. ‘Mad’ is about that moment.”

‘Mad’ is the first taste of new music from The King’s Parade following the release of their Woman EP last year, which saw them receive strong tastemaker support from the likes of BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, The Independent, Wonderland, Clash, Mahogany and many more.

They’ve built up a fervent live fan base and have completed a number of sold out headline tours across the UK and Europe. The King’s Parade are hitting the road again in April. They will play four countries in Europe before coming to the UK to play three dates across the country including London, Leeds and Brighton. Full tour dates can be found below:

THE KING’S PARADE APRIL TOUR DATES
7th – Madrid, Siroco
12th – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
19th – Paris, Le 1999
20th – The Hague, Paardcafe
24th – London, Borderline
26th – Leeds, Headrow House
27th – Brighton, Marwood

 

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“A soulful blend of indie textures”
Clash

“It’s alt-soul melding classic blues influences with more of a modern pop vibe”
The Independent

“Elegant guitar riffs and heart melting vocals”
Wonderland

“The King’s Parade intertwine alternative and soul on this new single”
Alternative Press

“A rich slice of alt-soul”
Mahogany

“The four-man band is one of the most naturally talented groups out there”
EARMILK

“Sure to leave a major mark across the indie music scene.”
Happy Magazine

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Acclaimed London Band SUN SILVA Release ‘Sun Skin Air’ Video

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‘SUN SKIN AIR’
VIDEO RELEASED
WATCH HERE

“Combines Tame Impala synths with solid, Maccabees-lite choruses – they’re well-equipped to win plenty of people over in 2019”
NME

“On newie ‘Sun Skin Air’, London quartet SUN SILVA manage to crib together classic driving melodies, woozy psych and a tendency for the unexpected – to create an intoxicating whole”
DIY

“A persistent rhythmic drumming propels the ears and then as the crescendo builds, an ominous clash and we’re instantly hooked… ‘Sun Skin Air’ hits a high during its dreamy psychedelic flourishes”
WONDERLAND

 

HEADLINE LONDON SHOW ANNOUNCED
CAMDEN ASSEMBLY – MAY 4th

PLAYING SUMMER FESTIVALS
HIT THE NORTH, LIVE AT LEEDS, DOT TO DOT & BARN ON THE FARM

Fast-rising London collective SUN SILVA have released the video for their critically acclaimed new single ‘Sun Skin Air’. The band have also announced a headline London show at Camden Assembly on May 4th. Tickets are on sale now via Live Nation.

‘Sun Skin Air’ is a high-octane cut that combines propulsive beats with Temples-esque harmony-laden psychedelic flourishes. The trippy accompanying video captures the band performing across London amid waves of cosmic mind-bending visuals.

Regarding the single frontman Oscar Gormley says, “We wrote ‘Sun Skin Air’ in a horrible hostel with no fan during a visit to Spain. It’s a hard hitter, kind of Krauty and a bit gritty – probably due to the frustration of being in that room. This song is much weirder than ‘Blue Light’, which is the way we wanted to go with this one.”

‘Sun Skin Air’ has been added to the NME Radio playlist and championed by John Kennedy on his Radio X ‘Xposure’ show. The song has also received strong support from press tastemakers including NME, DIY and many others.

It follows the release of their debut single ‘Blue Light’ last year. Its release saw SUN SILVA burst onto the scene and achieve strong critical acclaim from the likes of DIY, Dork and Clash, alongside major radio support from Radio 1, Radio X and BBC Introducing.

SUN SILVA have been quick to put their firm stamp on the UK live scene and have already played an impressive number of sold out headline shows in London including The Lexington, Sebright Arms and Paper Dress Vintage.

Last year SUN SILVA completed their first tour of the UK in association with the Radio 1 Indie Show. Additionally they played major support slots for the likes of Jungle, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Swimming Girls, while also making their debut festival appearance at Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival.

The band will play further festivals this year and have been announced to perform at Live At Leeds, Dot To Dot, Hit The North and Barn On The Farm. The band have also been announced to support Luna Bay at London’s OMEARA on March 11th.

SUN SILVA have been quick to prove themselves one of the most exciting and in-demand bands to emerge from London and 2019 looks set to be a defining year for the collective.

SUN SILVA are Oscar Gormley (vocals/guitar), Charlie Woof-Byrne (keys), Jake Brown (drums), Sam Becker (bass).

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Talented Emerging Artist FØNX Releases New Single ‘Time’

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FØNX delivers jazz-inspired grooves and sun-touched melodies, right on “Time”.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of George Benson and D’Angelo, FØNX delivers RnB-infused pop with jazz, funk and soul influences, merging catchy grooves, memorable hooks and intricate guitar licks with inspired lyrical content. ‘Time’ encapsulates these eclectic influences perfectly, packaging them into an infectious track exploring heartbreak and moving on from it.

“Music has always been the first thing I turn to when I need to vocalize my emotions. I wrote time after breaking up from a long-term relationship and finding out that this person had slept with someone new and clearly moved on swiftly. The only way for me to digest that was to write a song and include elements of humour to distract myself from the hurt,” FØNX explained.

Having first picked up the guitar at the tender age of 7, FØNX, whose real name is Corey Fox-Fardell, is set to release his debut EP later this year.

If ‘Time’ is anything to go by, it will be packed with irresistible grooves and masterful songwriting. With ongoing support from BBC Introducing, a recent feature on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ and playlisting in Zara stores globally, FØNX is undoubtedly one to watch in 2019.

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I’ve had the pleasure of being IG friends with FØNX for a while now and he truly is a lovely person with a huge career ahead of him. I can’t wait to see it all unfold. If you’d like to check out a little interview I did with him recently, click HERE.

 

“FØNX’s work nestles between the margins of R&B and pop, hip-hop and electro, all while treading its own path.”Clash Magazine

 

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ARCHIE FAULKS Releases New Single ‘Hung Up’

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‘HUNG UP’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED
APRIL 2019

ARCHIE FAULKS has released his brand new single ‘Hung Up’. To mark the release Archie has announced a full UK headline tour in April. Tickets are available now www.archiefaulks.co.uk

‘Hung Up’ is a pensive look back on the past, yet delivers an upbeat glimmer of hope for the future.

The single premiered with Clash as their ‘Track Of The Day’ who said, “Archie Faulks is able to match the bitter to the sweet. Able to tackle some of the most complex emotional issues in his life, his work nonetheless has a sparkling melodic touch. Take new single ‘Hung Up’. A song about disappoint, and being able to move past an experience of failure, it confronts a darker moment in Archie’s life. Yet it’s delivered with a sunshine melodic flair, with a neat twist in the chorus that continually surges towards the optimistic.”

Regarding the single Archie says, “‘Hung Up’ is a song about not being able to get over the disappointments of the past. It’s easy to keep replaying these events, isolating different factors to blame for their failure while, conveniently, ignoring your own part in their demise. 

“You can’t hide from your own truth; the only way to improve is acceptance and then working out the best way of dealing with it. This song was my way of trying, still to be decided if successfully or not, with dealing with certain truths which I had been hiding from for many years of my life.”

‘Hung Up’ sees Archie deliver his brightest sound yet, channelling a pop sensibility into his enthralling songwriting. The new single follows the release of his debut single ‘It Rains’ and ‘Blackout’ in 2018. Both songs proved hits at radio with support coming from Radio 1 and Radio X, while they clocked up over a million streams across Apple Music & Spotify.

The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album, which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.

Archie is hitting the road again in April for his first ever headline tour. He will play seven dates across the country, starting at The Jacaranda, Liverpool on April 13th and finishing at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd. Archie has also been announced to play The Great Escape Festival on May 10th.

ARCHIE FAULKS TOUR DATES
APRIL
13th – Liverpool, The Jacaranda
14th – Manchester, Castle
16th – Glasgow, Glad Café
17th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
18th – Newcastle, Surf Café
19th – Sheffield, Café Totem
20th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
23rd – London, Camden Assembly

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10th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

MÖTLEY CRÜE Announce ‘The Dirt Soundtrack’ From Upcoming Netflix Film

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THE DIRT SOUNDTRACK
OUT MARCH 22ND
FEATURING FOUR NEW SONGS
PRE-ORDER HERE

 ‘THE DIRT (EST. 1981) (FEAT. MACHINE GUN KELLY)’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

BIOPIC LAUNCHING WORLDWIDE ON NETFILX ON MARCH 22ND

The world’s most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe announces the release of The Dirt Soundtrack that accompanies the upcoming Netflix Film The Dirt, based on the New York Times best-selling 2001 autobiography by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss. The soundtrack and film are set to release March 22nd worldwide.

SYNOPSIS: The upcoming Netflix Film The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (JACKASS co-creator) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.

The Dirt Soundtrack includes four brand new songs and is available for pre-order now through Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music. The pre-order offers an instant download of the single, ‘The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)’ HERE and check out the official music video HERE that includes behind the scenes footage. Additionally, exclusive to the film and soundtrack, you can find The Dirt inspired merch bundles HERE.

The 18-song soundtrack mastered by GRAMMY winner, Dave Donnelly features a collection of Mötley Crüe classics that meaningfully underscore significant moments that shape the film. The album includes 14 fan-favourites and chart topping tracks such as ‘Dr. Feelgood’ that charted at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the anthemic ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ which reached #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 amongst others. Additional hits featured are ‘Kickstart My Heart’, ‘Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)’, ‘Shout At The Devil’ and the iconic ballad, ‘Home Sweet Home’ that landed the band mainstream recognition.

Exclusive to the film’s soundtrack, Mötley Crüe recorded four new songs featuring the single, ‘The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)’ with effortless rap verses surrounding signature guitar riffs. The three remaining songs conclude the album with the catchy ‘Ride With The Devil’, ‘Crash And Burn’ and the band’s own spin on Madonna’s, ‘Like A Virgin’.

“During the filming of our movie we got excited and inspired to write new music. Getting back in the studio with Bob Rock just fuelled the creative fires for us. To me, the music sounds like classic Mötley. The lyrics were written for the movie and are a reflection of our life.”          – Nikki Sixx

THE DIRT SOUNDTRACK TRACKLIST
1. The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
2. Red Hot
3. On With The Show
4. Live Wire
5. Merry-Go-Round
6. Take Me To The Top
7. Piece Of Your Action
8. Shout At The Devil
9. Looks That Kill
10. Too Young To Fall In Love
11. Home Sweet Home
12. Girls, Girls, Girls
13. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
14. Kickstart My Heart
15. Dr. Feelgood
16. Ride With The Devil
17. Crash And Burn
18. Like A Virgin

 

About Mötley Crüe:
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass), and Tommy Lee (drums)— has commandeered the rock pantheon for 38 years as the leaders in rock history. They’ve accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 100m, 7 platinum and multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, 6 Top 20 pop singles, 3 GRAMMY nominations, 4 New York Times best-sellers and even landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for their iconic live performances, they’ve sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions of fans with groundbreaking production highlights such as Tommy Lee’s, Crüecifly-Drum-Rollercoaster and Nikki Sixx’s Flame-Throwing-Bass. The band concluded their extensive two-year final tour in 2015 after 165 shows across 5 continents, grossing over $100m.

Mötley Crüe is reaching new heights in the film industry on Netflix with their octane-fueled biopic, The Dirt from their bestselling autobiography with Neil Strauss. The Netflix Film is directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) and includes a stellar cast: Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Bird Box), Daniel Webber (The Punisher), David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions) and Pete Davidson (SNL) premiering on Netflix March 22nd.

 

MELISSA ETHERIDGE Announces New Album ‘The Medicine Show’

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ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM
THE MEDICINE SHOW
RELEASED APRIL 12TH

UK TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK
INCLUDING INDIGO AT THE O2 FRIDAY 22ND

Iconic Grammy and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter and activist Melissa Etheridge has announced the release of her new album, ‘The Medicine Show’, out April 12th, 2019 via Concord Records and Snakefarm Records in the UK.

Reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks (Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson), Melissa sounds as rousing as ever, bringing a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording. ‘The Medicine Show’ deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing.

Through the songs, she processed the deep fears and hurting she saw in the nation on both collective and personal levels; ‘Shaking’ about national anxiety, ‘Here Comes the Pain’ personalising the opioid crisis, the unifying ‘Human Chain’ about the hope for healing, and the rocking, anthemic ‘Love Will Live’.

More highlights include album-closer, ‘Last Hello’, drawing on the incredible strengths and courage shown by the survivors of the Parkland school shootings, and the infectious ‘Wild and Lonely’ and ‘Faded By Design’, exploring themes of her past with a new perspective.

Melissa comments, “Calling the album ‘The Medicine Show’ puts straight up, front and centre, that this is about health, wellness, cannabis, this new thought, new paradigm, however you want to talk about it, however you want to understand it. It influences every song on the album. We’re not afraid of this anymore. We’ve come a long way.”

For the recording, Shanks teamed Melissa with drummer Victor Indrizzo, bassist Chris Chaney and keyboardist Max Hart. The sessions were done largely live in the studio, capturing the raw emotion of the material, the performances rocking with bold colours. Shanks extended the arrangements on many of the songs with his guitar, and for the ballad ‘I Know You Know’ brought in electronic strings orchestrated by David Campbell, whose hundreds of acclaimed credits include work last year with Barbra Streisand and Paul McCartney, as well as past works for Adele, Garth Brooks, Beyoncé, Billy Joel, Maroon 5 and Beck.

Since the release of her unforgettable self-titled 1988 debut, Melissa Etheridge’s incredible career to date includes sales of over 25 million albums, 5 platinum and 3 multi-platinum records, 15 GRAMMY Award nominations and 2 wins, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, plus an Academy Award for ‘I Need To Wake Up’ from the climate change documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.

Her last release, ‘Memphis Rock & Soul’, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues Chart. Over the years, Melissa has selflessly dedicated herself as an activist for human rights, LGBTQ issues, breast cancer awareness and alternative medical approaches.

This week, she starts a European tour with a number of UK dates including a show at London’s Indigo At The O2 on February 22nd. Full UK dates below…

UK TOUR DATES
Mon Feb 18th – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Tue Feb 19th – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Thurs Feb 21st – Town Hall, Birmingham
Fri Feb 22nd – Indigo At The O2, London
Sat Feb 23rd – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

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NY-Based Alt Rock Band BROOKLINE Premiere New Single “Sinking”

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NY-based alternative rock band Brookline have released their new single “Sinking,” out NOW. The second single off of their upcoming EP “Fade” (out 2/22), “Sinking” sings an emotional narrative, touching upon themes of heartbreak and addiction. Elements of hard rock and pop punk are meshed together in the track, creating a unique blend that hints at influences of 90’s alternative. With an upcoming music video planned for “Sinking,” Brookline is also gearing up for the release of “Fade,” which will take new listeners on an emotional ride. About the single, the band states:

“Sinking” is the 2nd single off of Brookline’s Fade EP and tells the story of a relationship torn apart by addiction. The chorus hook “like a ship at sea you’re sinking, and I can’t be your lighthouse beacon” embodies the theme of the song; that although this person clearly needs help, their partner can no longer handle being subjected to their self destructive behavior and has to leave for their own good.

A five piece alternative rock band from upstate New York, Brookline features Mikey Pace (guitar), Dave Bennet (guitar), Matt Spinner (bass), Chris Fox (drums), and Tommy Carter (vocals). Formed in 2018, the group has mixed influence from pop punk and emo to post-hardcore and 90’s alternative rock. In late 2018, they announced the upcoming release of their second EP “Fade,” recorded with Jake Mannix of Indigo Audio Co. “Fade” shows a large amount of growth in musicianship as well as lyrical content from the groups earlier work. Touching on personal experiences of heartbreak, and the struggles of drug/alcohol abuse, “Fade” uses a combination of explosive hard rock and melodic emo and alternative influence to express these themes to their listeners and is set to be released February 22, 2019.

The lead single off of “Fade,” titled “Sinking,” is available NOW on all digital platforms.

 

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SUPERFRUIT Announces New Cover w/Mystery Collaborator – Cover To Be Released on 2/14

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In a series of cryptic social media posts, our favorite duo SUPERFRUIT (Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi from Pentatonix) has announced that they’ll be releasing a new cover on Valentine’s Day. They’ll be covering the classic 80’s song, “The Promise” by When In Rome — which my 80s loving heart is super excited about!

The duo first announced the cover, and then they posted a photo with three blocked out silhouettes. Then came a reveal that was not so surprising . . . Scott! Then Mitch! Now we’re left with one silhouette and a ton of questions! Who is the surprise collaborator??

Personally, you can’t convince me that that isn’t Adam Rippon. Like I’m 99% sure it’s him. First of all, has anyone else seen the video on YouTube of Adam skating and SINGING Rihanna’s “Diamonds” while being flawlessly Adam? If not, I shall make your day that much better and include that video below.

Check out the pics (& the video) and let me know who YOU think it is! Either way, I know this cover will be perfect, as usual. Because SUPERFRUIT.

Stay tuned to see who the mystery silhouette belongs to (I’m still positive that I’m correct though lol). I mean, it’s what we all deserve! Three legends being legendary!

HAAS Comes To Life In Debut Single “Behind Those Eyes”

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Virginia-based pop/rock project HAAS have released their debut single, “Behind Those Eyes,” out on all digital platforms NOW. After an extensive about of self-discovery and reflection, lead vocalist Sam Haas brings the project to life through a reflective set of lyrics in “Behind Those Eyes.” With the track’s music video release to follow on February 12th, HAAS approaches the broad pop/rock genre with ease; “Behind Those Eyes” showcases pulsing, rhythmic guitars and powerful lead vocals, reminiscent of 2000’s artists Kelly Clarkson and The Veronicas. The single paves the way for HAAS’ five-track debut EP, due out later this year. About the single, lead vocalist Sam Haas states:

“Behind Those Eyes” is the debut single off HAAS’ upcoming EP. This song is about the dynamics of my relationship with my sister, at a particular point in time, and how an outside influence was changing my perception of her. The song shows the emotional roller coaster that was a year of my life. It shows how an outside influence can have so much influence over someone. This is a song about my efforts to “save” her, but at some point, you have to stop trying and move on. Though this song is immensely personal, I believe that it can be applied to any type of relationship.”

HAAS is a pop/rock band from Virginia. The name HAAS stems from lead vocalist Sam Haas who decided to pay tribute to not only her family name but her late grandfather who inspired her through his music. After years of playing around with names and ideas, HAAS became the official name in 2018. Through the use of catchy melodies, rhythmic guitars, and expressive lyrics, HAAS has been able to marry the pop/rock sound. The group uses music not only as an outlet for themselves, but want the music to be an outlet for others. They draw on personal hardships, such as loss, strained relationships, bullying, depression, and anxiety, but also hardships within the world today. HAAS strives to promote a place of safety and inclusivity, where it is okay to be who you are and forget about the real world for a minute. HAAS has discussed being bullied and scared of being who they are and by embracing themselves, they hope to inspire others to do the same; “love who you are and don’t be afraid to do the things you want.” HAAS plans to release their debut five-song EP in the Spring. Their new single “Behind Those Eyes” is available on all digital platforms NOW.

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ZAYN Releases New Album ‘Icarus Falls’

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Good morning, music lovers!

We were blessed with a new album, Icarus Falls, this morning from former One Direction member Zayn Malik and I am not mad at it. The album is double the length of a regular album, which means you get extra songs to listen to this weekend!

Have you listened to the album yet? What are your favorite tracks so far? Let me know in the comments OR you can comment on my IG post HERE.

Here is the track list for Icarus Falls:

  1. Let Me
  2. Natural
  3. Back to Life
  4. Common
  5. Imprint
  6. Stand Still
  7. Tonight
  8. Flight of the Stars
  9. If I Got You
  10. Talk to Me
  11. There You Are
  12. I Don’t Mind
  13. Icarus Interlude
  14. Good Guy
  15. You Wish You Knew
  16. Sour Diesel
  17. Satisfaction
  18. Scripted
  19. Entertainer
  20. All That
  21. Good Years
  22. Fresh Air
  23. Rainberry
  24. Insomnia
  25. No Candle No Light (ft. Nicki Minaj)
  26. Fingers
  27. Too Much (ft. Timbaland)

 

You can listen to the album on Apple Music Preview HERE.

TELEMUNDO TO DEBUT THE FIRST-EVER U.S. EDITION OF “LA VOZ” ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 9PM/8C

Renowned TV Personality Jorge Bernal to Host the Spanish-language Version of the Emmy Award-Winning NBC Hit Series, “The Voice”

Award-Winning Latinx Music Powerhouses Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Wisin, and Carlos Vives, Lead the Search for the Most Promising Spanish-Speaking Vocalists in the United States

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One of the most influential television franchises and music brands in the world, The Voice will now premiere as LA VOZ, the first-ever Spanish-language version of the hit series set in the United States. Premiering Sunday, January 13 at 9pm/8c on Telemundo and its digital platforms, LA VOZ is hosted by renowned TV personality Jorge Bernal. The highly anticipated musical competition series also features award-winning Latinx music megastars Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Wisin, and Carlos Vives as the Coaches searching and nurturing the most promising Spanish-speaking vocalists in the nation.

Since its 2011 premiere on NBC, “The Voice” remains an Emmy Award-winning ratings powerhouse, one that’s discovered some of the nation’s best vocal talents. The first-ever Spanish-language edition for U.S. audiences marks the arrival of the purest vocal talent competition ever seen. It is now time for the Latinx community to present its strongest dynamic musical voices. Before these rising artists can reach the heights of stardom, they will first need to impress four of the biggest legends in the Latin music industry. Maintaining the same format as the English-language edition, LA VOZ is full of fun, family-oriented and positive first-class entertainment.

“Two of the greatest powers we have in the Latinx community are our music and our incredible voices,” Bernal said. “Bringing LA VOZ to the Spanish-speaking community in the United States is a tremendous opportunity to not only showcase our diverse and unique our musical talents, but also launch the next generation of influential global artists.”

Emmy Award-winning host Jorge Bernal is one of the most respected Hispanic media figures. Bernal’s history with LA VOZ includes four seasons of “La Voz Kids” in Telemundo. Currently the host of Telemundo’s daytime entertainment show “Suelta La Sopa,” he first joined the network as the entertainment news anchor for the long-running news series “Al Rojo Vivo with Maria Celeste.” A respected journalist and presenter, Bernal has hosted red carpet shows, including the “Billboard Latin Music Awards,” “Latin America Music Awards,” and “Premios Tu Mundo,” and has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show.” Throughout his career, he has interviewed some of the most prominent figures in the music industry, including Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Pitbull, Shakira, and Enrique Iglesias. His social media presence counts more than two million followers on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The Cuban-born Bernal, who has also been named one of People en Español Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People,” is married to influential stylist and fashionista Karla Birbragher.

Jessica Cediel also joins the team as the Digital Host, a true insider bringing the latest scoop on the coaches and contestants from a unique backstage, all-access perspective.

LA VOZ is a production of Telemundo, Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Cisco Suarez (Telemundo), Stijn Bakkers (Talpa), Tim van Rongen (Talpa), and Macarena Moreno (Telemundo).

For more information about LA VOZ, viewers can follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LaVozUS using #LaVozUS, and visit Telemundo.com and YouTube.

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GABRIELLE APLIN & HANNAH GRACE Release Christmas EP ‘December’

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RELEASE CHRISTMAS EP
DECEMBER
LISTEN HERE

Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace have released a collaborative Christmas EP December through Never Fade Records. The pair performed together at the Never Fade Christmas Party at Union Chapel on Dec 4th.

The four-track December EP features the brand new song and title-track, written and performed by Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace. It’s a beautiful piano-led ballad showcasing the duo’s perfect pairing of stunning songwriting and vocals.

The December EP also features magnificent covers of classic Christmas songs including ‘River’ by Joni Mitchell, Elvis Presley and Martina McBride’s ‘Blue Christmas’ and ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ originally sung by Judy Garland.

Regarding the collaboration Gabrielle Aplin says, “I’m really happy to finally have a song out with my friend Hannah Grace. We’ve sang together for years so it was great to finally work on something new together. We’ve been wanting to collaborate on a Christmas EP for such a long time!”

Speaking about the release Hannah Grace says, “We’re so excited to share ‘December’ with the world. We got to make the EP with a long time collaborator of both of ours, Luke Potashnick, and that made the recording process so fun and special. This EP means a lot to us and we cannot wait for everyone to hear it!”

Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace have come together after a friendship that began many years ago through a shared love of music and songwriting. Their individual artist projects have always been intertwined and this year Hannah Grace signed to Never Fade Records, a label Gabrielle Aplin founded in 2010.

A joint project featuring Gabrielle and Hannah had always been a dream and last year at the annual Never Fade Records Christmas Party the idea of the collaborative Christmas EP was born.

Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace brought the December EP to life at 2018’s Never Fade Christmas Party, a celebration of Never Fade Records and its friends, also including the likes of Lauren Aquilina, Lewis Watson, Orla Gartland, Sonny and more.

The release of the December EP precedes Hannah Grace’s forthcoming single ‘With You’, which will be released in January.

The EP also follows the Gabrielle Aplin’s return last week with her brand new single ‘My Mistake’, the first taste of her forthcoming third album due out next year and the first release on her new worldwide record deal with AWAL.

‘My Mistake’ was released on Wednesday (Nov 28th) to a great reaction across the board of fans and media alike. It featured on 18 ‘New Music Friday’ Spotify playlists across the world including the UK and US, while it has received strong critical praise from the likes of Billboard, Sunday Times Culture and The Sun alongside early Radio 2 support from Dermot O’Leary. The gorgeous video has already clocked up 200,000 views.

FELIX HAGAN & THE FAMILY Share Video For ‘Gene Kelly’

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RELEASE NEW VIDEO
‘GENE KELLY’
WATCH HERE

ON TOUR WITH ARKELLS THIS MONTH

Theatrical punks Felix Hagan & The Family have today released the video for new single ‘Gene Kelly’, taken from their acclaimed debut album Attention Seeker. The band have also been announced as support for the Arkells across the UK and Europe this month.

‘Gene Kelly’ is a narration of musical ambition and the video follows a story of an aspiring artist visualised in the form of animated cartoon doodles, accompanied by the track’s glorious exuberance and infectious chorus, a soaring crescendo of anthemic, feel-good catchiness.

Regarding ‘Gene Kelly’ Felix Hagan says, “Gene Kelly is my favourite track on the album. It was written about the madness that comes with doing this job for a living, and is the definitive statement of who we are as a band and what we want to give to people”.

The band will be on the road later this month, playing ten dates across the UK and Europe supporting Arkells. The UK dates commence in Bristol on November 21st and finish in Brighton on the 29th, with a date at London’s Heaven on the 23rd. Full dates can be found below.

FELIX HAGAN & THE FAMILY TOUR DATES

NOVEMBER
16th – Luxor, Cologne*
17th – BiNuu, Berlin*
18th – Knust, Hamburg*
21st – The Fleece, Bristol*
22nd – Club Academy, Manchester*
23rd – Heaven, London*
25th – King Tuts, Glasgow*
27th – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds*
28th – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham*
29th – Green Door Store, Brighton*

DECEMBER
31st – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester (Kendall Calling NYE Party)

(*with The Arkells)

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MTV MIDTERM ELECTION AFTERPARTY IN MIAMI | #Plus1TheVote

Hello there! I was invited to attend the MTV ELECTION AFTERPARTY at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall Campus on November 6th to celebrate voter turnout, and it really was a fantastic night!

The “red” carpet was cut a bit short due to the doors opening for general admission, but we got to see hosts Charlamagne The God and Liza Koshy hit the carpet, along with PRETTYMUCH, a few of the March For Our Lives co-founders (Delaney Tarr, Tyah Roberts, John Barnitt, Adam Alhanti, Daniel Duff and Brandon Dasent), Lauren Jauregui, Amara La Negra, Jazz Jennings and Ashanti.

While DJ Nasty played some recognizable hits for the growing crowd, people could roam around, grab something to eat or drink, take photos at designated photo areas and also pick up some free swag courtesy of MTV. Liza and Charlamagne were great, engaging, hosts and the performances were high energy the whole night. There were even little dance battles breaking out in the crowd while DJ Nasty played between sets.

One thing that really hit me while attending this event was the number of young people rocking their “I VOTED” stickers. Some wore their stickers on their shirts, while others wore them loud and proud on their cheeks. Host Liza Koshy (who, by the way, is honestly one of THE sweetest people I’ve ever met & should be protected at all costs lol) found an even more interesting spot for her stickers (see above).

I’m guilty of being 34 and only just learning how important the Midterm Elections really are, so it really made me proud to be considered part of the Millennial generation that went out there and put our voices to good use this time. It also made me proud to have my niece, Briana, with me as an intern for the event. While she’s not yet old enough to vote, my hope is that bringing her to an event like this, where voting is celebrated and is gaining popularity amongst the future leaders of our country, will instill that importance in her before she’s even able to register. If we can help inform younger generations of the importance I was previously unaware of, they’ll be inspired to go out and join us at the polls in the future and that is what this country needs–informed individuals who vote for improvement on important topics like gun control, women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, climate change, police brutality, etc.

The fact that MTV hosted this event here in Miami and that the hosts, guests and performers took the time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with us as voters was very much appreciated by everyone in attendance.

While on-stage, PRETTYMUCH (Brandon Arreaga, Zion Kuwonu, Nick Mara, Edwin Honoret and Austin Porter) were asked which issues they felt most passionate about. While they’re all new to voting, Austin jumped at the chance to speak on climate change. He urged the crowd to take care of our environment and to protect it for future generations. Tyah Roberts (one of the many co-founders of the March For Our Lives movement) said she felt like a superhero as a first time voter. She insisted that everyone go out be their own superheroes by using their power to create change.

As an older part of this Millennial generation, it made me proud to know that one day we’ll be leaving this country in these mature, educated, inspirational hands. Here is what my niece, a future voter, thought of the event:

“It was awesome getting to be at an event like this. Being able to meet Liza Koshy and Prettymuch were a bonus! My aunt talks to me about the importance of voting and, even though I’m not old enough to vote yet, being around so many people close to my age that are speaking up and trying to change things really proves how important it is.  Once I turn 18, I can’t wait to do the same.”

We just wanted to send a special THANK YOU to everyone that planned the event, attended the event, allowed us to be there and especially to everyone who went out and voted! That’s what it’s about, people! Make your voices heard and create change!

 

ALICE IN CHAINS Announce 2019 UK & European Tour

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ANNOUNCE 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR
INCLUDING THREE UK DATES

PLAYING WEMBLEY THE SSE ARENA – MAY 25TH

SHARE VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE
‘NEVER FADE’
WATCH HERE

NEW ALBUM – RAINIER FOG
OUT NOW

Alice in Chains have announced an extensive European tour for May and June 2019, following the release of their hugely acclaimed album Rainier Fog earlier this year, which became the band’s first Top 10 UK album, also hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.

Starting on May 23rd in Glasgow, the 14-date tour includes three UK shows, with a date at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on the 24th and Wembley The SSE Arena on the 25th. These will be the biggest headline shows the band have played to date in the UK.

Following these UK shows, the band head to Europe for a run of major headline dates and festivals including Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in June. Tickets are available HERE.

The band have also shared their video for ‘Never Fade’, the latest single to be taken from this year’s album, Rainier Fog. Click HERE to watch.

Released to widespread critical acclaim in August, Rainier Fog is the band’s first album since 2013’s Grammy nominated The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, and features the singles ‘So Far Under’ and ‘The One You Know’. The album was lauded on release, with high praise from the likes of The Guardian, Q, Kerrang, The Sun, Planet Rock, Metal Hammer, NME, Classic Rock and many more.

The band will be joined by special guests, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, on the shows marked with * below.

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2019
5/23 – Braehead Arena, Glasgow *
5/24 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham *
5/25 – Wembley The SSE Arena, London *

5/27 – 013, Tilburg *
5/28 – L’Olympia, Paris *
5/30 – AB, Brussels *
5/31 – Rockhal, Luxembourg *

6/1 – Halle 622, Zurich *
6/3 – Forum Karlín, Prague *
6/4 – Stadtpark Open Air, Hamburg *
6/7-9 – Rock Am Ring, Nürburg
6/7-9 – Rock Im Park, Nuremburg
6/11 – Impact Festival, Krakow
6/13 – Rock Cafés, Tallinn

ARCHIE FAULKS Releases Brand New Single ‘Blackout’

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‘BLACKOUT’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

PREMIERED ON RADIO 1
CHILLEST SHOW

NOVEMBER LONDON & NEW YORK SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Archie Faulks has released his released his brand new single ‘Blackout’. The song premiered on the Radio 1 ‘Chillest Show’ with Jamz Supernova in for Phil Taggart last night. A strong supporter of Archie, Phil previously called him, “a serious talent”.

‘Blackout’ is a beautiful ballad influenced by love, as Archie explains, “‘Blackout’ is a song for all the dreamers and fantasists out there – when falling in love seems almost a weekly occurrence (on the tube, brief exchange in the smoking area, dare I say it… Instagram) closing your eyes and ‘blacking out’ makes these fleeting fancies romantic and just a touch from reality.”

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The release led Archie to sell out his debut headline show at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters, and also saw him taken out on European tours with Rue Royale where he played three shows in Holland & Isaac Gracie where he performed four dates in Germany.

Archie will be playing his next London headline show at St Pancras Old Church on November 12th. He has also just announced his first ever US show where he will play at Communion’s ‘Candle Light Sessions’ in New York on November 8th as he proves himself an enticing live draw on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

ALICE IN CHAINS Release Video For ‘Never Fade’

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RELEASE ‘NEVER FADE’ VIDEO

ADAM MASON DIRECTED CLIP FURTHERS STORYLINE FROM
‘THE ONE YOU KNOW’

Back in May, Alice In Chains introduced their new album Rainier Fog (BMG) by releasing The One You Know‘, a video directed by Adam Mason that featured an electrifying performance interspersed with cryptic cinematic scenes. Three months and a No. 1 album later, the band and Mason are furthering the storyline with a video for latest single, ‘Never Fade’.

“The ‘Never Fade’ video is a continuation of ‘The One You Know,’” says vocalist/guitarist William DuVall. “The full story will gradually be revealed. For now, check out what we love to do best – play live and tell a story with our music.”

The multi-platinum quartet (vocalist-guitarist Jerry Cantrell, DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) have spent the past several months playing sold-out shows around the world in support of Rainier Fog, which hit No. 1 across Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Tomorrow they take their traveling roadshow to Chile, then Argentina and they’ll wrap up their 2018 touring in Brazil. They’ll rev it up again in March with a string of shows in Australia.

Rainier Fog is Alice In Chains’ first album in five years and saw them record in their hometown of Seattle for the first time in more than 20 years. The album title itself is a tribute to Seattle. They worked at Studio X, the same facility where they tracked 1995’s self-titled Alice In Chains album (back when the studio was known as Bad Animals). The Rainier Fog recording process also saw the band spend time at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles and at the Nashville studio of producer Nick Raskulinecz. Rainier Fog is the third straight Alice In Chains album recorded with Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).

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ABOUT ALICE IN CHAINS
Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS have garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions. They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.

 

ALICE IN CHAINS | Official Channels

Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Spotify | SPOTIFY

 

THE SCENE AESTHETIC Returns: New song! New Tour Dates!

THE SCENE AESTHETIC
RETURNS WITH NEW SONG “SEASON”
ON THE ROAD THIS WINTER

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Seattle’s favorite emo duo The Scene Aesthetic is back! Six years of fans clamoring for new music, Andrew de Torres and Eric Kimberlin have dropped “Season”, the elegant and deeply personal track previewing their forthcoming release in 2019.

“’Season’ is really about struggle,” says de Torres. “The last three years for me have been incredibly hard. I lost my mother, lost my brother, in a lot of ways lost my sister as well. Everything around me was falling apart and the whole time I was just trying to remind myself that at some point those feelings would end, that the weight would eventually be lifted off my shoulders, and that’s really what the song is about. It’s just knowing that dark times will pass, just like seasons come and go…”

Though de Torres and Kimberlin hadn’t vacated the spotlight completely. Prince of Spain housed songs that felt definitely un-TSA for the last several years but as Torres began to experience insurmountable loss in his family, The Scene Aesthetic vibe returned to his songwriting. Torres combed through his original influences-Dashboard Confessional, The Early November etc-and found a fresh spirit for The Scene Aesthetic.

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Grab “Season” here: https://ffm.to/season

November 14th – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
November 15th – Washington DC @ Jammin’ Java
November 16th – Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
November 17th – Boston, MA @ The Middle East
November 19th – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
December 9th – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
December 11th – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

Twitter: @sceneaesthetic
Instagram: @thesceneaesthetic

PRETTYMUCH: Funktion Tour 2018 | Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 10/29/18

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Hey there, concert-goers!

Guess who spent 11 hours at Revolution Live on Monday because they’re the best aunt ever?? This girl right here! I’d bought my niece & I VIP tickets so she could meet PRETTYMUCH, and that pretty much (pun intended) included sitting outside the venue from 11 am until the show was done at almost 10 pm. In Florida. Where we don’t participate in gorgeous, chilly Fall weather. Nope. We sat (thankfully) in the shade with the sun glaring down around us for most of the day.

If you weren’t already aware, PRETTYMUCH is composed of Zion Kuwonu, Brandon Arreaga, Nick Mara, Austin Porter and Edwin Honoret. They were put together in 2016 by Syco Music founder, Simon Cowell and have been working extra hard to get their name out there in the music industry.

The “meet & greet” at our show started between 4:45 and 5 pm, and was a quicker experience than I thought it would be. I know that’s not up to the guys though, and all the girls seemed to appreciate what little time they did get with them, so we do as good family members do and shell out the cash to make them happy doing the things we didn’t get to do when we were younger. I happened to have bought myself a M&G ticket before I knew my niece had a friend coming down for the show, so I gave her my wristband so she could meet the guys.

After the meet & greet, fans with VIP tickets got to head inside of the venue early in order to score some merch and grab their spots as close to the stage as possible. I opted to stand where the parents were in order to avoid getting trampled by excited fans (believe me, I understand the excitement lol). Doors for those with GA admission entered the venue at about 6:30 and the show actually started at 7:30 with opening act, Gunnar Gehl.

Gunnar was great at hyping up the crowd before PRETTYMUCH hit the stage. He had a mix of upbeat songs and slow, acoustic songs, as well as a medley of covers that the crowd knew and loved.

PRETTYMUCH hit the stage at about 8:30 to hundreds of high-pitched screaming fans that couldn’t wait to catch their favorites up close. I have to admit, I’ve been to A LOT of live shows in my life so far and this had to be one of the most lit crowds I’ve experienced. From the moment the guys stepped on-stage, the energy level was through the roof. If you’ve ever watched their performances on YouTube (I’ve seen plenty), you know that that’s their reputation. Their performance level is always beyond 100. What I like about watching them perform is that rather than trying to be completely in sync with their dancing, they each do the choreography in their own respective styles. There’s just something different about them that I think really resonates with their fans. They dress different, they dance different, they are different and that’s a great message to spread to their young fans. They’re not a cookie-cutter boy band and they’re likely not going anywhere for a while! Which is cool because even though I’m 34, I actually really like their music and their dancing  (don’t judge me).

While performing, there were huge bursts of smoke that shot out over the crowd when the beat dropped, which only seemed to hype the fans up even more. Their set was about 1 hour – 1 hour and 15 minutes of non-stop excitement and I definitely recommend checking out one of their shows if you can.

You can check out the set list below:

Setlist:

  1. Real Friends
  2. Jello
  3. Hello
  4. Teacher
  5. Open Arms
  6. Summer On You
  7. Healthy
  8. Denim On Patrol
  9. Sauce
  10. Mind of Poseidon
  11. If I Ever Fall In Love
  12. 10,000 Hours
  13. On My Way
  14. Solita

Encore:

Would You Mind (dance break)

 

Head over to my YouTube channel for videos that I recorded at the show HERE.

You can also visit their official site for more remaining tour dates, etc. HERE.

 

CLUB DRIVE Want To Make You ‘Satisfied’ With Their New Single

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WANT TO MAKE YOU
‘SATISFIED’
LISTEN HERE

People of the world – are you satisfied? Is life all you thought it would be? Apathetic partner? Existential dread? An overwhelming feeling that customer complaints are being ignored? Have no fear! Club Drive have the remedy to your crushing lack of fulfillment with their brand-new single, ‘Satisfied’.

Put aside your lukewarm and poorly seasoned takeaway, postpone the scathing Trip Advisor review, and immerse yourself in the sonic nutrition of ‘Satisfied’, taking in the delicious flavors of funky guitars, tantalizing drums and luscious vocals. Sure to quench your musical thirst, ‘Satisfied’ builds through pulsating rhythms and cleverly crafted lyrics to create a melodic feast.

Club Drive are here to instill all-encompassing gratification with their infectious blend of synth-infused guitar pop. So free yourself from the shackles of sub-par intimacy and lamentable meal deals, and absorb this slice of musical liberation.

‘Satisfied’ follows previous singles ‘WDYD’, ‘International’, ‘Spare Time’ and ‘Voyager’, which have variously pleasured the auditory taste buds of Radio 1 DJs including Alice Levine, Clara Amfo, Greg James, Scot Mills and Adele Roberts.

‘WDYD’ has also seen the band take huge strides in the USA where it has become a huge favorite on Sirius XM, alongside receiving widespread radio play in the UK, featuring on over 50 radio station playlists.

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