There was a lot of buzz around this one! You Me At Six’s release shows at the back of last year to celebrate the anniversary of the record that made them, ‘Hold Me Down’. Not only that, the band also had the incredible LONA on their support.
Sixers fans had waited two years to hear what the band had to offer from these shows and fans weren’t disappointed, with everyone in the camp ready to go, it was an experience unlike any other… that is until the anniversary of Sinners Never Sleep comes around later this year.
Having never heard of LONA until this evening, it was quite different to what I was expecting. First off, his lankiness would make one think of Machine Gun Kelly but you couldn’t be more wrong. Instead you get a more soulful and at times energetic artist that deeply connects to the crowd in a way that most don’t. With Tracks such as ‘Darkest Days’ and ‘Boys Get Sad’, one could say that he’s an emo at heart going by the track titles alone.
With quite a strong support act, it’s easy to forget that You Me At Six will take to the stage in a little while and we couldn’t get more excited.
I don’t think the atmosphere couldn’t have been better if people tried. Tracks such as ‘Underdog’, ‘Liquid Confidence’ just made the audiences heart melt and in the encore ‘Bite My Tongue’ just elevated the entire venue to a whole other level. ‘Where My Underdogs At?’ says frontman Franceschi. You know things are about to get real when he says that. The Guitar riffs and pits that erupt from here are second to none. You see why they came to Leeds because of this.
With all of the eruption from this, sonically it’s an absolutely sound show because the amount of love for these tracks that fans have is unquestionable. During ‘Liquid Confidence’, that has to be one the spot in the setlist where audience participation was at an all time high, signing the lyrics right back to them. But if you think that performance was grand, just wait for the Sinners Anniversary shows later this year.
Once again, You Me At Six prove just how much of a force they are and ready to tackle more, especially with their back catalogue of tracks.
DUNE RATS have returned with a brand new track, ‘Up’.
On the creation of the release, the band say:
“‘UP’ was written on the far South Coast of Australia in a small town called Eden. It was bloody freezing at the time, so it felt necessary to write a summer tune.”
“We ended up making this feel-good banger that was way different from anything we’d written before. We stumbled across the song while having a good time fucking around and cracking each other up. At first, we were reluctant to show anyone because of how different it sounded but eventually thought fuck it and embraced the tuneski!”
And the video? It’s pure madness where the trio dresses up as posties delivering happiness, and tax refunds, everywhere they go, even if that involved getting stuck in a gang fight.
Here’s what they had to say on the video:
“It took a couple of weeks to learn the ‘UP’ dance in between every rehearsal, sound check and show during our Duniespalooza shows in Brisbane. Then we went straight into a three-day shoot with a nasty four-nights-in-a-row hangover…. Was intense, but more than worth it!”
There’s been a bit of build up for Palaye Royale’s upcoming new record and now we actually have a name!
Whilst speaking to Ted Stryker on his podcast, Tuna On Toast, the band have announced their upcoming record will be titled as ‘Fever Dream’.
Here’s what they had to say:
“The album we are so proud of is called ‘Fever Dream’. It was kind of symbolic about everything that we have gone through. There’s a lot of ups and downs and a lot of things in our lives, from personal relationships to substance to a lot of things, that embodied so much.”
And Remington added this:
“The past two years, the pandemic, it actually did feel like the fever dream. It just did not feel real and I feel like two years of our lives just disappeared. But we came out with something on the other end.”
The moment we all have been waiting for – our brand new album is titled, “Fever Dream”.
We announced the wonderful news on our 1 hour in depth interview with Ted Stryker on his podcast: Tuna On Toast.
Blind Channel have dropped a new single, and continue to show just how amazing they are.
Here’s what they had to say on the track:
“After our recent breakthrough, we faced a lot of demands from the music industry, the people around us and even from the government. All eyes on us, and not everybody’s happy with us shaking cages – musically or otherwise. Some people want us to be something we’re not in order to fit the concept of role models – national heroes. This song is our answer to those demands. We are a lot of things, but we are no saints.”
We Came As Romans recently have been touring their long-overdue ‘To Plant A Seed’ anniversary tour, which featured The Devil Wears Prada as support.
And with the two bands touring with one another, WCAR took the opportunity to prank TWDP in quite possibly one of the best ways on the last date at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI and how did they do that? Oh by covering Prada’s 2006 scene classic ‘Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over’ on stage with them.
And there’s a bit of fan shot footage to go with it!
Latvian classic rockers QUICKSTRIKE will be releasing their debut album “None of a Kind” via Rockshots Records this coming February 2022. The full-length, clocking at over 40 minutes will feature 10 songs along with a bonus track exclusively on CD.
Today, Quickstrike is sharing their new music video for the album’s title track and lead single.
“The lyrics were written overnight, and as soon as they were done, we knew we had our title track. This song represents the overall mojo of the band and what we’re all about. The video was shot in an old USSR airport in Riga.” adds the band.
PUPPY have returned with a brand new single and video ‘The Kiss’, released through Rude Records.
The release follows a world exclusive first play last night with the Radio 1 Rock Show, presented by Daniel P Carter (listen back to that whole show – HERE).
Written and produced by the band, singer/guitarist Jock Norton explains a little bit about the song – “The Kiss” actually and came out of songwriting sessions for our first album The Goat. For whatever reason it was left by the wayside, but when we started recording new material across the last year or so we decided to try laying down a proper version of it just to see how it would sound (and because we were too lazy to come up with any new songs). What we ended up with sounded way better than the acoustic version Billy had on his phone from 4 years ago, so at a vote of 2 to 1 (sorry Bill) we decided to release the new one. We hope you enjoy it.”Explaining a bit about the wonderful video for ‘The Kiss’, drummer Billy Howard says: – “We teamed up with Jacek Smarz, a mysterious and enigmatic long term friend of the band, who created the batshit animations that serve as a pretty good visual representation of where our heads were at when we were recording the music. It’s the first time we’ve shared creative duties on a video with someone not in the band, and we are shocked and horrified to find the amazing difference it makes when you hand over control to someone actually knows what they’re doing.”
Check out the video for ‘The Kiss’ below.
Puppy are set to tour the UK next month with Inhuman Nature and Gender Roles.