Currently sitting on the Radio X playlist with their single “Signs of Life”, Southend based alt rock heros Asylums have announced their biggest London headline show to date. They will shake the foundations of OSLO in Hackney on May 27th 2023.
Tickets are available now from the following link.
letlive. guitarist Jeff Sahyoun has revealed an arena-ready new single ‘Stay’ under the new moniker for his new project, launched late last year, ERASE THEORY.
‘Stay’ features on ERASE THEORY’s forthcoming self-titled debut EP, which will be released 24th February via Icons Creating Evil Art. It’s an emotionally devastating pop rock anthem which Jeff says was written in “two hours, as my fiancé was moving out of our house. I was so sad, I didn’t give a shit about what it sounded like or how honest I was being.”
And that’s a mood that defines ERASE THEORY, with Jeff trying numerous styles, genres (and a few different singers) before settling for the one that felt the most natural. “For a while, it felt like I was trying to play a character. It was only when I gave myself permission to be myself that it felt right.” After a lot of trial and error to find something that felt exciting, the end result is something Jeff describes as The Weeknd meets Nine Inch Nails but with nods to childhood influences David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Depeche Mode.
Check out ‘Stay’ below.
Sahyoun also adds:
It’s been somewhat of a turbulent start to the life of this project with the cathartic debut single ‘Lost It’ being released towards the end of 2022 under a totally different name. “No matter what life throws at you, we will always have music,” says Jeff Sahyoun when musing on the forced name change of his project as he unveiled the new name to followers garnered so far. “To me, it’s one of the most powerful assets the universe has given to us. It’s a language we all speak and an endless movement of frequency that allows the soul to crossover.
About a month ago, my peace here was threatened by an organization within our musical community. This organization used a capitalistic effort to bully me out of something I’d been working on for over 4 years. The individual posts videos about DIY ethics, the love for the arts, speaks about the struggle of “making it”, supporting artists globally and also claims to want to help other artists bring their vision(s) to life. Yet, behind closed doors he is sending threatening letters to other artists, in the same community, for using a WORD that he found in the English dictionary and claims as his own.
I am re-branding … and changing my band’s name to ERASE THEORY. I want to take this time to truly send love to that organization – and I mean that. I feel for you, the type of individual you are and the example you set. I want to send positive energy into your life … and wish you the most success. What you are seeing as a threat (for reasons unknown), I am seeing as a success. We’ve made enough of an impact here to have been noticed in such a short amount of time. For that, I am thankful. As I’ve stated here before, it’s always going to be about what happens FOR us and not to us. There are reasons as to why the world didn’t want us to co-exist even though it was entirely possible. I’m not here thinking twice about it. Instead, I am moving with it and doing so with a smile on my face. A lot more good came out of this in our camp and 2023 is going to be that much more explosive.
I’m sure you are reading this, so plz never hesitate to DM me personally if I can do anything to ever help you in the future. You don’t need a lawyer to ask me for that. As artists, we should always be working with each other and not against one another. Our world needs more love and I can teach you how to do that. No hands to hold grudges here.”
Meet Me @ The Altar have announced their hotly-anticipated debut album.
Titled as ‘Past // Present // Future’, the record will be dropping on March 10 via Fueled By Ramen.
The band had this to say about it:
“The things we hold from our past inform who we are now and where we might go. This album pays homage to the music we loved growing up while reflecting our modern-day lives, sounds, and experiences – we can’t wait to share Past // Present // Future with the world.”
Check out the Artwork, Tracklisting and Pre-order options below.
01. Say It (To My Face) 02. Try 03. Kool 04. TMI 05. Same Language 06. A Few Tomorrows 07. Need Me 08. It’s Over For Me 09. Thx 4 Nothin’ 10. Rocket Science 11. King Of Everything
The band announced the record whilst making an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where they also performed the previously released ‘Say It (To My Face)’.
Check out the performance below.
Pre-order options for Past // Present // Future are available via the following link.
Pierce The Veil are just a few away from releasing their new album, ‘The Jaws Of Life’, but they are already looking ahead to 2024 with some massive UK shows.
The band have announced a new set of dates for the UK, some of their largest to date!
Vocalist Vic Fuentes had this to say about it:
“Our upcoming UK/Europe tour, The Jaws Of Life Tour, will be the biggest undertaking in our band’s history.This is the show that we’ve been dreaming about putting on for our fans ever since we started touring overseas. It’s a monumental celebration of everything that we have all built together over the years.
Since this will be our first time playing in UK arenas and larger European venues, we are bringing everything we have at our disposal to create a special, memorable experience that our fans deserve. If you ever wanted to see our band play live, this will be the tour to see. We are counting the days till then.”
Here are the tour dates.
05 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena 06 – MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse 07 – DUBLIN 3Olympia 09 – GLASGOW Barrowlands 10 – GLASGOW Barrowlands 12 – CARDIFF International Arena 13 – LONDON Alexandra Palace
Off the back of playing their biggest headline show to date at London’s Islington Academy last week, Loveless have now announced the dates of their upcoming World Tour!
The band will be making their way across North America as well as the UK and Europe throughout 2023 making their way across British shores in September and October of this year.
Check out all the dates below.
16 – PARIS Trabendo 18 – AMSTERDAM Melkweg Oz 20 – BERLIN Privatclub 21 – HAMBURG Reeperbahn 23 – BRUSSELS AB Club 25 – CARDIFF Globe 26 – LONDON Electric Ballroom 29 – BIRMINGHAM Institute 2 30 – MANCHESTER Academy 3
01 – GLASGOW King Tut’s 03 – DUBLIN Academy Green Room
Having been active since 2015 where they’ve released two EP’s as well as three records, Blood Youth have confirmed they’re headed on hiatus.
Because of this news, all upcoming shows and tours the band were set to appear on will be cancelled and refunded.
You can read a statement detailing everything that has led here in full below:
“Hey everyone, this isn’t easy for me to write.
But as of now and for the time being, Blood Youth will be going on hiatus. As a result, unfortunately, all upcoming tours and appearances will be cancelled, and tickets will be refunded. This isn’t something we take lightly, and we apologise for any inconvenience.
Blood Youth started in January 2015 and since then has been all we know, and without a stretch of truth – the number one priority in our lives. We gave up everything throughout the years for the love of what we do, and we’ve always been proud of our morals, professionalism/work ethic, and separation from the pack inside this toxic and imbalanced industry. We never followed nothing or nobody and never relied on anyone for anything. I will always be proud of what Blood Youth has become through that.
Up until COVID-19, everything was good in terms of being a band. We had a regular touring schedule and we were finding our place within music. Which all we’ve ever wanted. It’s never been about the money, we’ve only ever wanted to reach a level where we can tour regularly and share our message and love for the live show with as many people as possible across the world. But obviously, the world had other plans, and it hasn’t been the same since. We’re not a band that can survive doing nothing, we’ve always been a band born into and made for touring. And not doing so has resulted in an extreme decline and shift in my own mental health as it’s what I and certain others have given up the best part of our lives relentlessly working towards being able to do. And I refuse to sit back and watch one person’s 8 years become another person’s 8 seconds.
My heart is genuinely broken writing this. Especially given how many incredible memories we’ve created throughout the past 8 years, the insane amount of things we’ve ticked off bucket lists, life long friendships, the music we’ve made, the bands we’ve helped and seen grow throughout our time, and how many amazing/inspirational fans we’ve made throughout that time. These are things that will never be forgotten, whole heartedly. And you’ve always got a home with Blood Youth. Thank you.
I did everything I could to keep this going, I really did. And I truly don’t want this, but it’s somehow happening.
I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future but for now. I need a break.”
They’re a band that will be missed on the scene. Hopefully we’ll see them for more utter chaos one day.
One of 2022’s best artists Charlotte Sands continues her upward trajectory with the release of the new track, ‘Alright’.
Charlotte had this to say about it:
‘Alright’ is about having hope when it feels nearly impossible and forcing yourself to see the light at the end of the tunnel, holding onto even the slightest chance that it will get better. We wrote this song with the hope that it could remind even one person that life does go on and nothing is forever. The future can be so daunting especially in times of uncertainty, and it can so often feel like you’re stuck without a way out, but this song is a sign to keep moving forward because it will get better.