Casey Barnes makes a much anticipated return in 2014 with his first single release ‘Valentine’. This beautiful ballad, which was recorded with his wife Michelle, is a really sweet love song timed perfectly for all the valentines out there with the impending date of Feb 14th fast approaching. This will be the first single off his forthcoming EP due for release in the next few months. Continue reading →
Metropole is the first album in 8 years from the Chicago bred trio. It’s a blistery, hook-heavy sound with a lyrical narrative that captures what vocalist/bassist Brendan Kellys calls “that alone-in-a-crowd, stranger-in-a-strange-land kind of shit—a feeling of such weird solitude that you don’t even know what’s up and what’s down”. Brendan Kelly, Chris McCaughan (vocals/guitar), and Neil Hennessey (drums) took their wide range of influences and inspirations from both classic punk/hardcore bands including Jawbreaker, NOFX, Propaghandi, Bad Religion and late-’90s hip hop like Outkast’s Aquemini to create their most dynamic record to date. The samples heard throughout the album are sound recordings of street musicians, recorded by the band on their cell phones. Take the horn at the start of “Acheron River” that Kelly describes as “a dude on his back in the middle of the road, so drunk he couldn’t even see.” Or the piano at the end of “Seventeener (17th and 37th) that was a grand piano someone was playing in the middle of the street. Everything from accordion to bagpipes helps capture the urban isolation that saturates so much of Metropole. Continue reading →
It’s been one hell of a year for The Dead Daisies – with the release of their debut single ‘Lock ‘N’ Load’ featuring Slash, a successful tour of the USA as part of the 4th Annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, and multiple shows sharing the stage with the rock legends ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Jane’s Addiction, Alice in Chains, and Coheed & Cambria. The rock super group will finish 2013 on a high, with the release of their second single ‘Washington’ in Australia, whilst also touring the UK with The Black Star Riders and headlining their own show in Israel.
Brisbane’s Guards of May are celebrating the release of their new track Numbers with the release of a completely self-made film clip! It comes just one week ahead of their hometown launch show at Tempo Hotel alongside WA’s OPIA and Brisbane compatriots Soxiet X-Ray Record Club and House of Giants and a day ahead of the start of their tour.
Their latest track Numbers is a kinetic, melodic track that is awash with thumping bass lines, vigorous drum patterns and soaring vocal hooks. It was recorded at Loose Stones studios on the Gold Coast with Tyse Lee, is them at their sharpest – a dynamic, melodic, hook-laden track that is anything BUT by the numbers. Continue reading →
Forever the Optimist are not just a band running in circles.
Their new single ‘Revolutions’ will be released on Monday September 30 to what has become an army of waiting fans – the masses growing larger and larger to the sound of their pounding rhythms.
Their previous single, Warning Horns made waves – their most widespread track to date. It was played nationally on Rage, Triple M’s DISTORTION show with Higgo, on The Aussie Alternative with Rod Whitfield and reached rotation across the US on Syndicated Rock shows Ripple Hive and Neueregelradio.com, taking their music to whole new audience. Continue reading →
This is the first single from The Falls’ forthcoming debut EP ‘HOLLYWOOD’.
THEY MET. THEY FELL IN LOVE. THEY WROTE SONGS.
THEY FOUGHT. THEY MADE UP. THEY BROKE UP. THEY WROTE SONGS.
At a time when for most it would be the end of a relationship, for Sydney outfit The Falls this feels like just the beginning…
The first single Home, is a bitter sweet tale of escapism and the search for clarity, and the final realisation that no matter how hard you try and avoid life’s difficulties, in the end you must deal with them “it all comes back the moment I get home”.
It begins light and airy but builds naturally with simple production and with a final lift from a stirring string arrangement from producer Tony Buchen. It is a stunning example of two perfectly complimentary vocals melding together.
Almost subconsciously The Falls have documented their whole relationship in their songs. The love, the betrayal, the heartbreak. While at times it is hard for them to wear their hearts so openly on their sleeve, for The Falls, it has been a huge part of their songwriting. Continue reading →