IRON MAIDEN’s Acclaimed Studio Remasters Get The CD Digipack Treatment

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THE STUDIO COLLECTION – REMASTERED

MAIDEN’S ACCLAIMED REMASTERS
GET THE CD DIGIPAK TREATMENT

Parlophone Records will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with The Studio Collection – Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original UK releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine month period superseding the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now from studiocollection.ironmaiden.com .

1st batch: November 16th
Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

2nd batch: Feb 2019 date TBC
Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying

3rd batch April 2019 date TBC
Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World

4th batch June 2019 date TBC
Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier / The Book Of Souls*

*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time 

IRON MAIDEN recently completed the first leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour, playing sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows across Europe to over 750,000 fans. The tour, which was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer, will continue into 2019 with a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival recently announced and more dates to follow. See www.ironmaiden.com for updates.

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GEORGE GLEW Releases Atmospheric New Single ‘Higher’

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RELEASES NEW SINGLE
‘HIGHER’
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NEW EP – VOL. 2
DUE FOR RELEASE IN SPRING 2019

Bristol-based artist George Glew has released his new single, ‘Higher’, the first to be taken from his upcoming EP, Vol. 2, and the follow up to this year’s Vol. 1.

The track premiered with Clash, who called it “a deft fusion of emotive songwriting and dappled electronics… a confident step forward, rooted in that broad, affecting vocal, and the sparse, subtle arrangement.” A delicate blend of minimalist guitars and vocal harmonies, ‘Higher’ builds from subtle fragility to soaring crescendos, an uplifting and transcendent sonic journey taking in soulful vocals, captivating production and infectious, stirring choruses.

“Through the past couple of years I’ve been through some of the biggest challenges personally,” explains George. “The song is about togetherness and how, through bonds in friends and family, we can really face and take on that adversity.”

The track is the first in a series of releases that will form his new EP, Vol. 2, due for release in Spring 2019. It finds George exploring collaboration more than his previous releases, seeing him writing and producing with friends rather than writing alone, seeking to share the moment created in the music.

“I changed my approach to writing by just wanting the music to make me feel something rather than it being a well-crafted song,” says George.

This new approach has become a muse for his musical progression; a catalyst for finding a new sound which permeates his upcoming releases.

The new track follows the release of his latest EP, Vol. 1, which has over 2.2 million plays on Spotify alone. George has supported the likes of Tom Walker, Lewis Capaldi, Marsicans, Sea Girls and Dennis Lloyd, and his previous releases have seen acclaim from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Dork and Clash, as well as radio support from Annie Mac, John Kennedy, Elton John and a feature on Apple Music’s A-List.

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Ambient Production Duo AG. Release Video for ‘All Falls Down’

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‘ALL FALLS DOWN’ VIDEO RELEASED

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DEBUT EP ANNOUNCED | OUT SEPT 28TH VIA ONT’ SOFA RECORDS

Leeds-based ambient production duo ag. have announced the release of their debut EP Servia, out on September 28th via Ont’ Sofa Records. To mark the announcement the pair have released the video for their latest single ‘All Falls Down’.

Featuring soulful vocals and lush production, ‘All Falls Down’ flows between minimalist passages and atmospheric crescendos, creating a blissfully ethereal and emotive track. The video premiered with Clash, who said, “’All Falls Down’ is expertly done, achieving that innate balance needed for something truly striking.”

Regarding the video ag. say, “Our music video transpires the strain of wanting to make something work but your other half keeps running away from acknowledging the problems. We just wanted to put across the emotion, which our lyrics portray. We worked with a great Director called Tom Pallant, an old friend from the north who headed to London to pursue film. He did a great job and we’re already planning our next videos with him.”

‘All Falls Down’ follows the release of ag.’s debut single ‘Warped Minds’, both taken from the forthcoming debut EP Servia. Elsewhere on the forthcoming EP is the soulful opener ‘I Know’, twisted dream-laden production in ‘Close Of Day’, a stirring concoction of emotive songwriting and dark future bass on ‘Spell’, while ‘Tidal’ closes with a deep driving progressive 4/4 beat.

The Servia EP is an eclectic display of the intelligent and expansive sound of ag., which is reminiscent of the likes of Bonobo, Four Tet and Burial.

Regarding the EP ag. say, “The Servia EP is our first record which we haven’t tried to direct towards any specific genre, we sat down together as solo artists and decided to move away from the music we were making before. We were producing music to please others and not necessarily creating anything that represented us fully. We jammed in a small student room on Servia Road in Leeds and within a few hours we decided this direction was right, something sparked and we formed ag. Our debut EP consists of different sounds and textures taking inspiration from both live and electronica.”

ag. is the collaborative project of Ross Quinn and Andrew Goddard. The pair came together off the back of successful solo production and DJ careers, which have seen them play shows across the globe.

Calling upon their experience of clubland, live music, songwriting and production, as ag. they deliver artful electronic music suited to dance floors and live stages around the world. As well as production, the pair bring their energy to the stage with both a full band and DJ sets.

With the forthcoming release of their debut EP Servia, ag. look set to put a firm stamp on electronic music today as they cross boundaries in the forward thinking scene.

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FØNX | Reveals Video For New Single ‘Come On Over’

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Ya’ll! I’m so excited to introduce you to a song I just know you’ll be adding to your playlists! I know I have! What a talented artist with an incredible voice.

Following a feature on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and playlisting in Zara stores globally; FØNX has revealed his self-directed DIY video for new single, ‘Come On Over,’ his latest offering of infectious, guitar driven soul-infused pop.

Filmed in his bedroom in the early hours of the morning with nothing but a camera and one mood light; FØNX captures the raw and intimate essence of his personal story of heart break.

As the track grows and synths start getting denser we see the video grow in energy with beautiful colors merging, creating overlays in each shot and FØNX becoming more uneasy with the situation.

‘Come on Over’ is the latest track FØNX has produced with Hugh Worskett (Rae Morris, Will Joseph Cook, Birdy).

A mix of jazzy guitar, smooth beats and growing electronic synths create the songs dreamy soundscape while FØNX’s tender vocals croon over a story of loss in love.

Swedish Pop Duo I AM KARATE Release New Single ‘News’

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‘NEWS’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN HERE

Highly acclaimed Swedish pop duo I Am Karate have released their brand new single ‘News’.

The new single features a bouncy tropical rhythm alongside a gigantic chorus and shimmering pop production as the band addresses the search for fame and love.

Regarding the single I Am Karate say, “This song is about someone chasing a dream and the spotlight, but if you take a closer look it’s also a love story. We’ve played ‘News’ live at our latest concerts, and the response has been amazing. We hope that’s an indication that people will like the single!”

The Stockholm duo (Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Petterson) have released a slew of singles which have seen them achieve huge praise from the likes of The Times, The Guardian and many more.

‘News’ is out now through the pair’s own label I Am Karate Music, and their hits have seen them win the Best Unsigned Award at the highly revered GAFFA Awards in their home country.

“Dark, shiny electropop from the Swedish duo — think Robyn produced by James Blake.” The Times

“I Am Karate martial their artistry with aplomb. They will chop your head off, in the nicest possible way, with their marvellously maudlin and mordantly mellow mid-tempo melodies.”
The Guardian

“Your new favourite duo”
The 405

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BANG BANG ROMEO Unveil Astonishing Debut EP, Shame On You – Out Now

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ON FIVE SEVEN MUSIC

UK trio Bang Bang Romeo are celebrating the release of their Shame On You EP, which is out now via Five Seven Music.

Having recently signed a worldwide deal with the label as part of the Eleven Seven Music Label Group, in August the three-piece performed a very special showcase in London to mark the release before they joined the eccentric Electric Six for a show at Nambucca.

Speaking about the EP, vocalist Anastasia “Stars” Walker reveals, “This is a biggy, isn’t it?  I mean, this EP includes songs that myself and Ross wrote when we were pretty much just kids, writing down lyrics at 3am whilst not catching up on enough sleep for school the next day, to songs we wrote in the land of Hollywood just round the corner from Sunset Boulevard in the Spring of 2018. 

This EP represents a journey of hard work, passion, uncompromising belief and a hell of a lot of fun. From myself and the boys, on listening to the EP, enjoy, laugh, cry and love, we know we did. Here’s to the future and WELCOME to the BBRMY”.

The EP opens with the title-track and recent breakthrough single ‘Shame On You’, which has already amassed over 150,000 YouTube views for the video and has been played at Radio X, 6 Music, MTV Rocks and more.

Also featuring is the uplifting ‘Cemetery’ followed by the show-stopping ‘Adore Me’, which soars to a grand performance with Stars’ vocal finesse taking centre stage, perfectly wrapped in euphoric guitar lines and solid drums. The empowering ‘Bag Of Bones’ reflects on recognising self-worth while EP closer ‘Chemical’ echoes the band’s larger-than-life quality and ability to transpire emotion to their listeners.

Bang Bang Romeo have spent the summer playing festivals, shows and Pride events up and down the country, impressing crowds with their stunning live performances and theatrical indie pop-rock.

Fronted by the extraordinary vocal powerhouse Stars – who is a charismatic performer in the lineage of Stevie Nicks, Adele, Beth Ditto and Florence Welch – and backed up by Ross Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums), the Doncaster outfit were personally invited by legendary promoter John Giddings to open the Main Stage for the Isle of Wight 50th Anniversary and played to the biggest opening crowd the festival has ever had. Giddings called their performance “legendary” and dubbed them the “best new act anywhere in the World”.

They also played at this year’s Tramlines festival, Kendall Calling and Vicar’s Picnic, and headlined stages at Truck Fest and Y-Not Festivals, as well as Leeds and Doncaster Pride, which the band are extremely proud to be a part of. They also made appearances at Goat Festival, Victorious festival and topped the City Hall Lawns stage at Cardiff Pride in August.

Hotly tipped by the likes of The Independent, Metro, NME, Clash Magazine, Louder Than War and fronted by one of today’s most inspiring and unrivalled vocal talents, Bang Bang Romeo are amongst the hottest breaking bands on the scene and will be releasing their debut album later this year.

SHAME ON YOU EP TRACKLISTING
1. Shame On You
2. Cemetery
3. Adore Me
4. Bag Of Bones
5. Chemical

 

SHALLOW POOLS Rise Above Water In New Single “Sinking”

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In contrast to the track’s title, Boston-based alt pop/rock trio shallow pools stay high above water with their new single “Sinking,” out NOW. The follow up to their debut single “It’s A You Thing.”, which was released earlier this summer, “Sinking” focus on the daily struggles that come with general anxiety. Their sound continues to expand on influences of both pop rock and alternative, while maintaining meaningful (and painstakingly relatable) lyrics. shallow pools has kept busy as of lately – the trio has played a slew of shows with national touring acts, such as Smartpunk Records’ RIVALS, around the state of Massachusetts, premiering their upcoming Fall EP tracks to new audiences.

“Sinking” kicks off with a pulsing guitar riff, demonstrating the band’s clear
alternative inspirations, but quickly mellows out throughout the verses, eerily replicating the emotional rollercoaster experienced in anxiety. It’s clear that shallow pools knows what they’re advocating, but especially seeing as the band strives to promote inclusivity in their art, the trio are undeniably authentic in their lyricism and instrumentation. Recorded at Reclaim Studios, the trio hopes to continue promoting their brand of inclusion through their 5-track EP later this fall. About the release of “Sinking”, the band states:

““Sinking” is about the struggles of dealing with anxiety and the challenges it brings on
a daily basis. The song explores the fear of opening up to others and asking for help.”

shallow pools is a three-piece alternative/pop rock band from Massachusetts consisting of Jess Gromada (guitar), Glynnis Brennan (vocals, bass), and Ali Ajemian (drums). The trio became friends in 2012, and started out playing acoustic covers for fun around their hometown. In early 2016, the group decided it was time to give songwriting a shot. They released an EP under a different name and played at notable Boston venues including the Middle East Downstairs and Upstairs, O’Brien’s, and the Hard Rock. As the group continued to evolve and grow sonically and aesthetically, a change in name was inevitable and in April of 2018 shallow pools surfaced.

With a combination of rhythmic guitar, catchy melodies, and expressive lyrics, shallow pools offers a unique sound that bridges the gap between alternative and pop rock. They use music as a form of therapy, and lyrically draw inspiration from their own hardships ranging from loss, to strained relationships, to depression and anxiety. The group wants to establish a welcoming environment for people of all ages, sexualities, and gender identities. They understand the importance of LGBTQIA+ and female representation and hope that embracing their own identities will inspire others to do the same. After solidifying a new name and musical direction, the trio recorded with Chris Curran at Reclaim Music Studios in Thompson, CT. shallow pools released their debut single “It’s A You Thing.” in mid-July. Shortly after the release of  “It’s A You Thing.,” shallow pools will be opening for national touring acts such as VISTA and Walkney. “Sinking” is out NOW.

 

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FROM ASHES TO NEW Share ‘Broken’ Video

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RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘BROKEN’
WATCH HERE

FOLLOW-UP SINGLE TO THEIR HIT
‘CRAZY’

NEW ALBUM THE FUTURE OUT NOW
STREAM HERE

From Ashes to New have released their new music video for ‘Broken’, the follow-up single to their hit ‘Crazy’, which recently reached #2 on the U.S. Rock Radio chart. The track conveys a message of perseverance and believing in yourself when others try to push you down and hold you back in life. It’s a recurring theme in their music which is very personal to the band.

Their debut album Day One earned the band a Top 10 track at Rock Radio with the single ‘Through It All’.  Following  an extensive album cycle,  the band’s original drummer and co-vocalist both abruptly left the band. Rather than focusing on the setbacks, From Ashes to New forged ahead with a new energy and purpose.

The band, now comprised of frontman/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry, guitarist Lance Dowdle, vocalist Danny Case, and drummer Mat Madiro (Trivium) released their second album, The Future earlier this year, via Eleven Seven Music.

The band is touring the U.S. extensively for the rest of the year, with a headline run throughout September and October and are working on plans for a European tour in early 2019.

In addition to their U.S. headline tour, they will be opening for Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin on their autumn arena tour and will also be performing at several festivals, as well as providing direct support for Stone Sour and Papa Roach on select dates. For tickets and more information, visit www.fromashestonew.com/.

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Highlights from the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards aired on MTV August 20th at 8/7c. From Radio City Music Hall in NYC, there were so many great performances that I thought I’d share some of my favorites. What were your favorite moments? Let me know!

Another good (but too short) performance that is not yet online was from PRETTYMUCH. You can also check out the full winners list below:

Video of the Year:
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
WINNER: Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”

Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
WINNER: Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

Song of the Year:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
WINNER: Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage]

Best New Artist:
Bazzi
WINNER: Cardi B
Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration:
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]
Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

Best Pop Video:
WINNER: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
P!nk – “What About Us”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Hip Hop Video:
Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” [ft. 21 Savage]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Migos – “Walk It Talk It” [ft. Drake]
WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video:
WINNER: Avicii – “Lonely Together” [ft. Rita Ora]
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”
David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
Marshmello – “Silence” [ft. Khalid]
Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

Best Latin Video:
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
WINNER: J Balvin – “Mi Gente” [ft. Willy William]
Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]
Luis Fonsi – “Échame La Culpa” [ft. Demi Lovato]
Maluma – “Felices los 4”
Shakira – “Chantaje” [ft. Maluma]

Best Rock Video:
Fall Out Boy – “Champion”
Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”
WINNER: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Linkin Park – “One More Light”
Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

Video With a Message:
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”
Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]

Best Cinematography:
Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Eminem – “River” [ft. Ed Sheeran]
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Direction:
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Justin Timberlake – “Say Something” [ft. Chris Stapleton]
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Art Direction:
WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
SZA – “The Weekend”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Visual Effects:
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
Eminem – “Walk On Water” [ft. Beyoncé]
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”
Maroon 5 – “Wait”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Choreography:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”
Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

Best Editing:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
WINNER: N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Push Artist of the Year:
July 2018 – Chloe x Halle
June 2018 – Sigrid
May 2018 – Lil Xan
WINNER: April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko
March 2018 – Jessie Reyez
February 2018 – Tee Grizzley
January 2018 – Bishop Briggs
December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal
November 2017 – Why Don’t We
October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH
September 2017 – SZA
August 2017 – Kacy Hill
July 2017 – Khalid
June 2017 – Kyle
May 2017 – Noah Cyrus

Song of Summer:
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
WINNER: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – “No Brainer”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”

 

Country Star MORGAN EVANS Releases Self-Titled EP – Out Today! 

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SURPRISES FANS WITH POP-UP TOAST TO ANNOUNCE
SELF-TITLED EP, OUT TODAY
STREAM HERE

FEATURING
THE VIBRANT NEW ANTHEM ‘YOUNG AGAIN’
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TOP 5 US SINGLE ‘KISS SOMEBODY’
WHICH CONTINUES CLIMBING COUNTRY CHARTS

Rising star Morgan Evans made a stop at Tootsie’s on Nashville’s historic Broadway last night to reveal the surprise release of his self-titled EP, out now. In the spirit of the EP’s brand new, live-in-the-moment track, ‘Young Again’, Evans treated fans to an impromptu round of shots to celebrate the moment.

Bringing it full circle, Tootsie’s was the Australia native’s first stop when he visited Nashville for the first time 10 years ago – dropping his bags and arriving on Broadway less than two hours after his plane landed.

“More and more when I experience big life and career moments, they remind me of all the little ones that happened before and made them possible”, Evans told The Tennessean. “I remember that moment as one of the defining ones, thinking, ‘This is the greatest city on Earth.’”

‘Young Again’ has quickly become a fan-favorite at Evans’ dynamic, one-of-a-kind live show where he commands the stage solo with his signature loop pedal. A fun party anthem that throws caution to the wind, the song couples carefree sing-along lyrics with a driving beat.

Produced by Chris DeStefano, the EP is a glimpse at Evans’ Warner Music Nashville / Warner Bros. Records full-length debut album, due out this autumn. The talented singer/songwriter co-penned each track on the EP and the forthcoming album.

Previous single ‘Day Drunk’ kicks off the EP,  followed by the stirring and anthemic ‘American’ alongside ‘I Do’, which Billboard acclaimed as a “breezy love song”. The top 5 US debut single ‘Kiss Somebody’ and the brand new track ‘Young Again’ round out the release.

Morgan will very shortly take to the stage for the 12th annual ACM Honors at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and then return home to Australia for a string of SOLD-OUT headline shows. He’ll also hit the road again with Chris Young in September as a special guest on the Losing Sleep World Tour 2018.

For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit MorganEvansMusic.com. Reach out to him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MORGAN EVANS EP TRACKLISTING
1. ‘Day Drunk’
2. ‘American’
3. ‘I Do’
4. ‘Kiss Somebody’
5. ‘Young Again’

ABOUT MORGAN EVANS:
Praised by Rolling Stone as “a savvy performer with strong songwriting chops” Australian-born rising Country artist Morgan Evans is making waves with ‘Kiss Somebody’ – his debut U.S. single with Warner Music Nashville. Already a Top 5 hit at Country radio, the track has surpassed 45 million on-demand streams while skyrocketing into Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart.

Forging a path as one of the genre’s up-and-coming stars, he has been named one to watch by CMT, SiriusXM, Pandora, Rolling Stone and more.

A bona fide Country force in Australia, he has garnered countless awards and honours, most recently claiming Country Work of the Year for ‘Kiss Somebody’ at the 2018 APRA Music Awards. After sharing the bill with global superstar Taylor Swift, Country hit-maker Cole Swindell and more A-list acts, Evans is featured as a special guest on Chris Young’s Losing Sleep World Tour.

He recently completed his 10 IN 10 US tour, performing 10-straight shows in 10 days including SOLD-OUT headline dates in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York. His highly anticipated debut album is in production, with additional details to be revealed soon.

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London Hard-Rockers 7HE 7OUCH Announce Debut EP ‘Seventyseven’

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ANNOUNCE SEVENTYSEVEN EP
OUT OCTOBER 29TH

‘SOLUTION’ VIDEO OUT NOW
WATCH HERE

From Athens to London, emerging rock outfit 7he 7ouch are set to release their debut EP Seventyseven on October 29th.

The new single ‘Solution’ is out now and is the first track taken from the upcoming EP. Racing with energy and unmissable hooks, the track holds a deeper message, inspired by the political turmoil affecting us across the globe and the extreme ideologies people have on how to deal with the issues.

After leaving their home in the midst of the financial crisis to pursue their dreams in London, 7he 7ouch underwent months of hardship as they found their feet in the city, which has ultimately played a major role in defining their hard hitting, alternative rock sound.

The band, formed of Constantine (vocals), Stelios (guitar), John (lead guitar), Anthony (bass) and Dave (drums), recorded Seventyseven between studios in Athens and London which consists of six explosive tracks, written and performed from their hearts.

With each member bringing influences ranging from old school rock’n’roll through to nu metal, they’ve created a record which pays homage to the past, with huge guitar solos and memorable melodies, whilst ferociously tearing into tomorrow with attitude and force.

7he 7ouch have headlined venues across London, including Camden Assembly, Cargo and Proud and have played Camden Rocks Festival in both 2015 and 2017.

Now stamping their mark as a band to watch, 7he 7ouch will be releasing music throughout 2018 with more shows soon to be announced.

 

Find more on 7he 7ouch at
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ROMES Release New Track and Video ‘Out Of It’

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‘OUT OF IT’

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SHARE ACCOMPANYING MUSIC VIDEO
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Canadian alt-pop quartet ROMES have released their brand new Beyonce-inspired track Out Of It, out now via Five Seven Music. This is the first taste of their upcoming second album, the follow-up to their self-titled 2017 debut.

‘Out Of It’ was produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, Fitz and the Tantrums, M83) and the official music video was directed by drummer Nicolas Amadeus in Northern Ontario, Canada.

“We’ve been playing ‘Out Of It’ at our shows this year and have always had people come up to us after the shows, asking what it was. Inspired by the fans passion for the song, we decided to go back into the studio with Tony and record a studio version”, frontman Jacob Alexander explains. “The writing was inspired by Beyonce. I just imagine Queen B on stage doing that leg move she does, belting out the lyrics”.

ROMES is comprised of brothers Jacob Alexander (vocals) and Nicolas Amadeus (drums), Andrew Keyes (bass) and James Tebbitt (guitar). The childhood friends met while attending school in Ireland, connecting over their mutual passion for rock music and undeniable chemistry as musicians.

Perfecting their inimitable sound since their adolescent years, ROMES effortlessly documents true emotion in their songs while accenting each member’s personalities to create irresistible, eclectic music.

Their 2017 eponymous release, ROMES features breakout hit songs  ‘Believeand ‘Summer Soundand was praised by Billboard for its “infectious groove”.

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BAD WOLVES Announce First Ever European Tour

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ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER EUROPEAN TOUR
WITH
THREE DAYS GRACE

WATCH A PREVIEW OF BAD WOLVES LIVE HERE

INCLUDING A DATE AT LONDON’S SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE OCTOBER 7TH

NEW SINGLE ‘HEAR ME NOW’ FT. DIAMANTE IS OUT NOW!
WATCH IT HERE

Due to overwhelming fan demand Bad Wolves – the US rock band who emerged as the #1 breakout act globally this year – have moved forward their touring plans and announced that their first ever UK & European shows will happen this October alongside Three Days Grace.

The tour includes dates all across Europe including Portsmouth, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Glasgow and Manchester in the UK. Tickets are on sale now and available at See Tickets.

Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext states: “Last year when I stood in for 5fdp on a few of their shows I was reminded how passionate and loyal European fans are. When BW released ‘Zombie’ earlier this year we got the same, great response and couldn’t believe the massive wave of support from all over Europe, especially given that we’re a new band. Not a day has gone by that we don’t get tons of messages from fans demanding for us to come over. Originally, we were planning to do so in 2019 but it became clear that the time is now and we had to find a way. Coincidingly, Three Days Grace invited us to join them in Europe this Fall so we didn’t think twice and here we are. We couldn’t be more excited and can’t wait to see all of you out there at the shows.”

Adds Bad Wolves manager Zoltan Bathory, guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch: “I don’t think most people expected Bad Wolves to blow up around the world like they have this year, but to me it wasn’t really a shocker. They have that special sauce you can’t manufacture. You have to go and see them to understand the way they connect with people. We took them on the road in the US and they’ve been killin’ it night after night. They are the real deal, Canada and Europe are going to love them.”

Earlier this year the band released their version of The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, which soared to success all over the world, and has been certified Gold in the United States and Australia as well as Platinum in Canada. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50, both the UK Rock Chart and Metal Chart, and the Shazam charts while also reigning atop the Canadian and American Rock radio charts for eight and three straight weeks, respectively.

The official music video, a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 125 million views across platforms and in June this year, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O’Riordan’s four children, fulfilling the promise to donate all of their proceeds.

The follow up single ‘Hear Me Now’ feat. Diamante is also quickly climbing up the charts. Bad Wolves are currently touring North America with heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin on the biggest US rock tour of summer 2018 and, as a special treat for fans, Diamante is performing “Hear Me Now” live with Bad Wolves every show.

Bad Wolves’ debut album Disobey, released in the Spring via Eleven Seven Music, achieved the following chart positions in the USA: #22-Billboard Top 200, #2-Hard Rock Chart, #4- Rock chart, #8-on the Top Current Albums Chart. In the UK, the album reached #1 on the official Rock and Metal charts, as well as #1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal charts (also in Germany and France). In addition, the album reached #1 in a total of 15 countries across Europe, including Holland, Ireland, Finland, Belgium and many more. The band has amassed over 60 million track streams, 400,000+ downloads to date and, mainstream media such as BBC, The Times, The Sun and The Guardian in the UK, as well as great support from rock and metal media worldwide.

For more information on Bad Wolves visit www.badwolvesnation.com

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH THREE DAYS GRACE
Mon, Oct. 1st – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth, UK
Tue, Oct. 2nd – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Thu, Oct. 4th – O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
Fri, Oct. 5th – St. Philips Gate, Bristol, UK
Sun, Oct. 7th – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
Mon, Oct. 8th – SWG3, Glasgow, UK
Tue, Oct. 9th – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
Thu, Oct. 11 – Poppodium 013, Tilburg, NL
Sat, Oct. 13 – Docks, Hamburg, GER
Sun, Oct. 14 – Palladium,  Cologne, GER
Mon, Oct.15 – Tonhalle, Munich, GER
Wed, Oct. 17 – X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
Thu, Oct. 18 – Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Fri, Oct. 19 – Mala Sport, Prague, Czech Republic
Sun, Oct. 21 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, GER
Tue, Oct. 23 – A2 Centrum Kocertowe, Wroclaw, Poland
Wed, Oct. 24 – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland

Tickets available at See Tickets.

EMMA BLACKERY Releases New Single ‘Take Me Out’

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‘TAKE ME OUT’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

VILLAINS
DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED AUGUST 31st
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

HMV IN-STORE TOUR ANNOUNCED
PERFORMANCE + SIGNING – AUG/SEPT

UK/EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR
LONDON, KOKO – OCTOBER 25th

LILY AHLBERG (ALL DATES) & DUSKY GREY (UK ONLY)
ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT

Rising pop star Emma Blackery has released her brand new single ‘Take Me Out’, taken from her forthcoming debut album Villains out August 31st through RWG Records.

‘Take Me Out’ has featured on six Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ playlists today including the UK. It’s a huge pop banger stacked with attitude and boasting a massive chorus.

Regarding the single Emma says, “I’m really excited for everyone to hear it. It’s a song I really connect with and one of my favourites from Villains. The song deals with feelings of paranoia when you are feeling exposed and isolated by your friends.”

Toby Scott (Little Mix, Girls Aloud, The Saturdays) has produced ‘Take Me Out’, and was also behind Emma’s recent singles ‘Icarus’, ‘Agenda’ and ‘Dirt’, which are all taken from her forthcoming album Villains.

Villains is a record inspired by a period of reflection and one that invites listeners on Emma’s journey from, as she explains, “feeling so paranoid that I risked becoming a person I didn’t like, to letting go of all of that hurt”.

The atmospheric album opener ‘Villains Pt. 1’ sees her declare, “I am a nightmare… designed to destroy” over a beat that drips with menace. Elsewhere, ‘Petty’ (“You used to call me pretty, then you took out the “r””) flirts with tropical house, and her restrained vocal on ballad ‘What I Felt With You’ simmers with longing. By the album’s explosive closer, ‘Villains Pt. 2’, Emma is forced to consider her own part in her downfall, asking, “Am I kidding myself, blaming somebody else, I’m my own biggest villain.” On creating the album Emma says, “Writing the album was so cathartic. Music is my therapy.”

In support of the album’s release the Essex-born singer has announced an HMV in-store tour where she will be signing copies of Villains and performing songs from the album live. HMV will be stocking exclusive yellow edition color vinyl of the new album and the tour will call at seven stores across the country.

Following this Emma will be head out on an extensive headline tour across the UK and Europe, which will finish with a headline show at London’s KOKO on October 25th. Full Emma Blackery tour dates can be found below:

HMV IN-STORE TOUR
31/08 – HMV Southend (5:30pm)
01/09 – HMV London, Oxford Street (5:30pm)
02/09 – HMV Nottingham (2pm)
03/09 – HMV Bristol, Broadmead (5:30pm)
04/09 – HMV Leeds (5:30pm)
05/09 – HMV Liverpool (5:30pm)
06/09 – HMV Belfast (5:30pm)

UK/EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR OCTOBER 2018
4th – Parkteatret, Oslo
6th – Klubben Fryshuset, Stockholm
7th – Beta, Copenhagen
9th – Sugar Factory, Amsterdam
10th – Nochstpeicher, Hamburg
12th – Musik & Freiden, Berlin
13th – B72, Vienna
14th – Feierwerk, Munich
16th – Luxor, Cologne
17th – Zoom, Frankfurt
20th – Academy 2, Manchester
21st – O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
22nd – Garage, Glasgow
24th – Tramshed, Cardiff
25th – Koko, London

Tickets are available now through My Ticket.

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THUNDER CLUB Premieres New Single “Go Ahead”

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Gearing up for their upcoming July 13th EP release, Baltimore alt pop/rock band Thunder Club have dropped their newest single, “Go Ahead,” out TODAY. Filled out with warm, glossy guitars and catchy bass-and-drum verses, “Go Ahead” is the perfect in-between style and sound with it’s fellow EP tracks, not yet released. With a sweet, nostalgic feel, soaring harmonies, and hook-laden guitar parts, “Go Ahead” is a summery track layered with electric energy and intricate production. The band most recently previewed new material at LAUNCH Music Conference. About the single, Thunder Club states:

“Go Ahead” is a sweet and instantly nostalgic song that features soaring harmonies and guitars that are an instant hook, and is sure to get stuck in your head upon first listen. Starting with warm, glossy guitars before descending into a catchy bass-and-drum verse that serves as the perfect backdrop for the endearing vocals that follow, “Go Ahead” is the perfect in-between in style and sound with its fellow EP tracks with the simple, upbeat arrangement present on “Pocketbook Lover” and the layered, detailed production present on “Hot Words”. “Go Ahead” is a bittersweet love song told from the perspective of someone who is deciding whether to continue in a rocky relationship or let the other person go ahead. Throughout the song, the storyteller is reliving the ups and downs of their relationship with nostalgia. They are inclined to move on, but at the same time, they “don’t want to wait in line to start again.” 

Following the release of their acclaimed self-titled EP, Thunder Club exploded onto the Baltimore music scene after winning a local Battle of the Bands competition to perform at Towson University’s spring festival, and quickly gained a loyal fan base in their native city with a reputation for electrifying live performances. Thunder Club was then nominated for WTMD’s “Best New Artist”, and had their hit track “Racer” featured on the Charm City Sampler, a compilation of the year’s best Baltimore acts. In addition, they were guests on the popular podcast “Live from the Studio,” where they showcased their youthful spirit and musical chops. Thunder Club has since brought their high-energy show to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where the band was featured in Long’s Park Summer Series and the nationally recognized LAUNCH Music Conference.

You can listen to “Go Ahead” by clicking the stream link HERE

 

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GEORGE SHELLEY Releases Debut Solo Single ‘Technicolour’

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‘TECHNICOLOUR’
DEBUT SOLO SINGLE OUT NOW
ON TOUCH RECORDINGS

LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE

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Award-winning UK pop star George Shelley has today released his debut solo single ‘Technicolour’ on the new forward-thinking record label Touch Recordings. He’ll be performing the track live on stage at the huge Pride celebrations tomorrow in London’s Trafalgar Square.

‘Technicolour’, produced with Alex Beitzke and Bradley Spence (Florence + The Machine, Gabrielle Aplin, Take That) is a bouncy pop tune pulling together house beats and synths to create a huge dance anthem celebrating a triumphant fresh start for the singer after battling personal tragedy and family loss.

Regarding the single George says, “Kicking off summer with ‘Technicolour’ feels like a fresh start for me. The song has me rebelling at the top of my lungs against everything I was afraid of in the past, and marks a new era for my music, music that has undeniably helped me through a challenging journey. I just want everyone to really feel the love and joy in the song, and find the happiness and pride in the lyrics.”

George Shelley originally rose to fame as a founding member of Union J, scoring three Top 10 singles and winning the ‘Best British Breakthrough’ award at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.

After leaving the group in 2015, George began his career as a successful TV and radio personality. He entered the Australian jungle for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and reached the final two. Following this he joined Capital FM as a presenter of The Capital Breakfast Show and most recently he has presented on high profile shows such as The X Factor, the Brits Red Carpet and E!’s Golden Globes coverage.

George is currently working with the BBC on a documentary detailing the hurdles he has encountered in life and how he has found ways to deal with and overcome problems which affect people across the world.

Now launching his official solo career with ‘Technicolour’, George has developed his sound into one that truly represents the man he is today. Refreshed and revitalised, it’s one that’s set to win over hearts once again.

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VOCAL FEW Drop New Track “To The Ocean”

VOCAL FEW RELEASE VIDEO FOR “TO THE OCEAN”

GRAND PRE EP COMING AUGUST 17TH

HOMECOMING LIVING ROOM TOUR ROLLS ON ALL SUMMER

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Here it is, the second song from Grand Pre EP, coming August 17th.

About VOCAL FEW: From Seattle, WA, Vocal Few is an acoustic folk/pop duo consisting of husband and wife, Matt and Kristie MacDonald. The side-project (to Matt’s main project, The Classic Crime) was motivated by the birth of their first daughter, and continues as a means to support their family.

“To the Ocean” is a traveling song, with a little tongue-in-cheek reference for our friends in Nashville, who are always pressuring us to move there. We’re ocean peoples, people! (Watch us move there now and eat our own words). We’ve spent a lot of time on roads all over this country, but the coasts always call us back home. “To the Ocean” speaks to that call.

You can check out tour dates below! And be sure to check out VocalFew.com to hear their first single “Go” from their upcoming EP Grand Pre.

Catch Vocal Few on the road this summer:

The Homecoming Living Room Tour:

7/6 Des Moines, IA
7/7 Lincoln, NE
7/8 Denver, CO
7/10 Salt Lake City, UT
7/13 Flagstaff, AZ
7/14 Phoenix, AZ
7/15 San Diego, CA
7/16 Los Angeles, CA
7/18 Turlock, CA
7/19 Santa Rosa, CA
7/21 Quincy, CA (Joshua Fest)
7/23 Portland, OR
7/25 Snohomish, WA

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GIVERS Release New Single ‘Love Is Like A Fire’

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RELEASE NEW SINGLE

‘LOVE IS LIKE A FIRE’

SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE

ANNOUNCE NEW EP
‘MOVIN’ ON’
OUT AUGUST 3RD VIA GLASSNOTE RECORDS
PREORDER HERE

Louisiana art-pop trio GIVERS have released their new single, ‘Love Is Like A Fire’. The track follows their previous single, ‘Collide’, both of which are taken from their newly-announced upcoming EP, Movin’ On, which is available to pre-order now.

A blend of vibrant rhythms, glistening synthesizers and ethereal vocals, the track flows seamlessly through hook-laden verses before ascending into a soaring, euphoric chorus. As with their previous releases, the track showcases their distinctive talent for drawing on eclectic influences and channelling them into beautifully artistic and infectious sonic creations.

‘Love Is Like A Fire’ is the second single to be taken from their forthcoming EP Movin’ On, which was produced by Dave Cobb and Eric Heigle and recorded at the iconic RCA Studio A in Nashville.

Since their breakout 2011 release In Light, GIVERS have embraced a vision of life and love that, in the band’s early years, bubbled with the optimism of unchallenged youth. Formed in 2008 in the sweaty dancehalls of Lafayette, Louisiana, GIVERS knew right away that they had something special. Crafted from the improvisational and dance-fuelled atmosphere of the area’s zydeco, Cajun, and jazz cultures mixed with an affection for new wave, funk, and world music, the infectious results brought a quick rise to the spotlight for the young band.

From the start, the band achieved dizzying success. GIVERS toured world-class stages, both international and domestic, becoming a fixture on the major festival circuit, including Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and winning appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band’s electricity even struck Neil Young, who caught GIVERS on Late Night and mused about it, in a stream of consciousness, in his autobiography.

Now each in their early 30s — ragged, accomplished, philosophised — the band’s creative nucleus of Taylor Guarisco, Tif Lamson, and Josh LeBlanc has transitioned from celebrating life to probing its complications: the cruel fiction of un-met expectations, the deflation in opportunities lost and the elation in new ones found. In the process, they left the smalltown place of the band’s birth (Lafayette, LA.) for the cultural kaleidoscope of New Orleans, now the site of their coming of age.

MOVIN’ ON EP TRACKLIST

  1. Collide
  2. Half Life
  3. Love Is Like A Fire
  4. Movin’ On

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ALICE IN CHAINS Announce New Album ‘Rainier Fog’ – Out August 24th

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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

RAINIER FOG

THEIR FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS
OUT AUGUST 24TH VIA BMG

RELEASE NEW TRACK
‘SO FAR UNDER’
LISTEN HERE

BAND CURRENTLY ON WORLDWIDE HEADLINE TOUR

ALICE IN CHAINS have announced an August 24th release for the long-awaited RAINIER FOG (BMG), their first album in five years. They’re giving fans another sneak preview of the album with today’s release of second track ‘So Far Under’ – click HERE to listen.

‘So Far Under’ follows the recent release of ‘The One You Know’ and its Adam Mason-directed companion video, which has already amassed over 2.3 million views – click HERE to watch.

Both ‘The One You Know’ and ‘So Far Under’ are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order RAINIER FOG.

The album will be available digitally, as well as on CD and limited-edition double 180-gram clear LP with white and black splatter available only from the band’s online store HERE.

About ‘So Far Under’, Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist William DuVall says, “It’s about feeling completely up against it – outnumbered, surrounded, facing seemingly unbeatable odds and being really pissed off about it. It was inspired by personal circumstances, as well as events in the wider world. But it’s not as resigned to defeat as it may seem. The lyric is a cold, hard assessment of a difficult situation but the music has a message all its own. There’s still room to flip the script. Every aspect of writing and recording this song will always be remembered with a lot of joy – from recording the basic tracks and the guitar solo at Studio X in Seattle to doing further overdubs at Nick Raskulinecz’s studio in rural Tennessee. Everyone in the band and our studio team really stepped up and knocked it out of the park on this one. We’re extremely proud of this song and the entire album.”

RAINIER FOG marks a few firsts for the band: in addition to being their first album in five years, it’s their first album for BMG and their first time recording in their hometown of Seattle in more than 20 years (worth noting that the album title is a tribute to Seattle). They recorded 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 producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).

RAINIER FOG follows 2013’s Grammy nominated The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 chart at No. 2 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums charts and the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Its first two singles, ‘Stone’ and ‘Hollow’, both shot to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and ‘Voices’ hit No. 3. All three tracks stayed on the chart for over 20 weeks.

Alice In Chains (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) are currently touring Europe following two triumphant sold-out shows in the UK at Leeds O2 Academy and Shepherd’s Bush Empire. They have just announced another headline tour of North America running from August 22nd in Vancouver. Full dates and ticket info can be found HERE.

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.

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LIKE SATELLITES Premiere Debut Single “Muscle Memory”

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Although just their debut single, Toronto alternative pop/band Like Satellites show both experience and maturity on “Muscle Memory,” out NOW. A product of over two years of doing underground work, including extensive practicing, lineup changes, and writing/recording new tracks, Like Satellites, featuring lead vocalist Leah Gillespie, are characterized by their commanding melodies. “Muscle Memory,” a track inspired by a turbulent relationship, plays with feelings of teenage-esque angst, while simultaneously weaving in ambient synths, pop structures, and a slew of alternative influences, including some of Gillespie’s classic female-empowered favorites, Hey Monday, We Are The In Crowd, and Paramore. To promote the single release, Like Satellites released an accompanying lyric video, which can be viewed here. About “Muscle Memory,” the band states:

“Muscle Memory” was a song that came out of a breakup with a former band I (Leah Gillespie) was in so it’s pretty angry. It was pretty messy, and people I thought were my best friends were telling me that I was nothing without them. When I sat down to write I was bitter, angry, but mostly defiant. I love that this is the song we’re releasing first because of that. Getting all those feelings out there, and having other people love it too is like being vindicated in my belief that what we’re doing is enough.”

Like Satellites is a Toronto based alternative pop/rock band anchored by singer Leah Gillespie, and bassist Logan Arsenault. After two years of practicing, writing, and reworking their lineup they are finally releasing their much anticipated single Muscle Memory produced by Sam Guaiana (Like Pacific, Rarity, Carried Away, We Were Sharks) and mastered by Andy Krehm. They are currently playing with Ryan Goodman on guitar, and Alex Bullen on drums. With shows planned across the Toronto area, and an EP planned for this Winter, Like Satellites is poised to explode onto the music scene. From their inception in 2016, Like Satellites has been the love-child of singer/songwriter Leah Gillespie (also known as Leahishazy). With a penchant for soaring melodies and punchy lyrics, she has been a slow-burner in the local music scene. With influences ranging from We are the In Crowd, All Time Low, The 1975, and Lights to Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Something Corporate, and Bring Me The Horizon, Like Satellites has a fresh sound that still hints at summers at Warped Tour and teenage angst. They blend their collective experience in bands to create the right balance of maturity and melodrama, and through everything one thing has remained stable: this band’s drive to release music that people want to listen to with the windows down and the volume turned way up. “Muscle Memory” is available NOW.

 

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