Berried Alive Release New Track, ‘Pearanoid’

Berried Alive are a genre-bending edm-metal-pop duo made up of husband and wife, Charles and Kaylie Caswell.

The pair have now dropped their vibrant yet dark offering ‘Pearanoid’. This track perfectly captures the emotions at play by combining a wistful vocal line with biting guitars and introspective lyrics.

Charles and Kaylie on the inspiration behind ‘Pearanoid’:
“The song addresses paranoia, anxiety, and other mental health symptoms that many people suffer frequently. Even though deep down a person knows that he or she should be grateful for what they have, this knowledge can be clouded by poor mental health. We know a lot of fans feel this way, and want them to know they’re not alone because we believe it’s going to make a positive difference for our fans to know we feel the same way they do.”

‘Pearanoid’ is another fruity release for the alt-rock tag team, following on from their first release of 2022 ‘Sit There Like A Lemon’, which won the support of publications such as Clash Magazine, New Noise, Loud Hacker and more. 

The single arrives with a sleek music video directed by Scott Hansen. A heist inspired storyline seems to represent the thoughts the narrator is trying to keep at bay, and ultimately defeats with the power of music. The video also included collaborations with stuntman/actor Justin Chavers (The Walking Dead, The Suicide Squad, Stranger Things) and stunt director Jenin Gonzalez (The Suicide Squad, Zombieland, Ozark).

Check out the video for ‘Pearanoid’ below.

Emo-Punks Janiz Release New Single, ‘We All Fall Down’

Emo/ Pop-Punks JANIZ have been busy on the road since their formation in 2015 and has shared the stage with artists like Max Giesinger and First Blood. Their ultra-modern sound combined with their highly emotional themes hits a nerve, we can’t help but feel transported back to the heyday of pop-punk in the early 2000s. But not without picking out the complexity and D.I.Y. spirit of a modern young band.

Their new EP, “Candy Colored Rain,” their first release since their debut album in 2018, is a swan song to pretending to be okay. Depression, social exclusion, social media: JANIZ sing in a mixture of Paramore, My Chemical Romance and Blink 182 about things that are unfortunately hardly ever talked about.

“Candy Coloured Rain” will be released on June 17, 2022 and was mastered by Flo Siller (Sportfreunde Stiller, Bela B), among others.

For now thought be sure to check out their single, ‘We All Fall Down’ below.

Live Review – Stand Atlantic @ Stylus, Leeds

Date: 22/03/22

Support: The Dead Love, Lauran Hibberd

Two years (just about) in the making for this tour and we are here! It’s getting. little colder on the evenings but the Pop-Punk destruction makes our heart warm as much as we move tonight! It’s a bloody good reception for the band and we’re here to watch Aussie Pop-Punk faves Stand Atlantic. Last time out we were at the Key Club just down the road so naturally, it’s a larger room for more insanity.

The Dead Love take to the stage first and they’re a pure Pop0Punk band to match the headliners albeit a touch more grungy than they let on. They’re a punchy band who aren’t afraid to dip into some material that hits harder than most and I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been too hyped for an opener. More of this please!

Next with a whirlwind of a performance was Lauran Hibberd. Now I wasn’t sure what to expect, I was thinking from the outset, more pop but I couldn’t have been more wrong. There was so much energy building up in her performance and she couldn’t have been more welcomed to the band where when she makes her inevitable return, there’s going to be plenty of familiar faces in that crowd.

Two years in, there’s been one record cycle in Jurassic Park that ended and now we are finally in the new era. Kicking things off there was no question Stand Atlantic are one of the mainstays of the genre at the moment, with grins on everyones faces you have a good mix of the tracks in the set from Eviligo and something a little more heartwarming in ‘Skinny Dipping’.

The crowds energy in Leeds is always so interesting to watch because with Stand Atlantic it’s always a mix of the genre’s you get but that did come to a stop when toothpick came on. For this track front woman Bonnie Fraser and Guitarist David Potter made their way over to the wheelchair access lift and well.. in a nutshell.. they got stuck for a moment halfway into he track but in true Pop-Punk spirit, they continued.

Things quickly went straight back to eleven with tracks such as Lavender Bones, Coffee At Midnight (which are so beautiful live btw) everyone looked as if they were going into a frenzy! They couldn’t have ended on a higher note because when they come back to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival more carnage will be had!

Live Review – Creeper – Leeds Beckett Uni

This one had to be worth the wait because you know what they say, good things come to those who do. This show was postponed, delayed, rearranged, rescheduled again and again due to covid hitting the band bu now they finally arrived. Live music is back in full force and the theatrical emo’s known as Creeper are well and truly back and show absolutely no signs of slowing down whatsoever.

First up for the evening were the Welsh Punks, James & The Cold Gun. Slowly winning over the crowd in areas o their sets they use an array of tracks in their arsenal with small mosh-pit ready bangers showcasing some confidence in their set albeit a limited capability of what occurs due to limited playing capabilities due to the covid pandemic. they’re a band that grew on me during their set and I hope for larger things in their future though.

Seconds up, the Scottish duo Vukovi. Bringing the energy to the next level with their infectious charisma and catchy anthem tracks in the form of ‘La Di Da’, ‘Claudia’ and more, it’s so much fun to watch the energy the band brings to the stage because you’ve missed watching the bundles of energy that is a true rock performance, it’s what everybody has been missing all throughout the various lockdowns.

Now this was my first Creeper headlining set and I didn’t know what to expect but what did occur, a spectacle of the highest standard in music and storytelling. After the curtain drop every aspect of the performance just filled to eleven where frontman Will Gould just strode on stage with a massive pair of angel wings to deliver a selection of tracks with the most theatrical swagger since Alice Cooper. This is a band that continue to hit their peak every time they perform and willl only continue to smash it.

More of the theatricality in the horror punk come into play when Hannah dons a white wedding dress and lets rip with he sound of a gunshot, if they weren’t before everyone in the room held their collective breath as if we were watching a Marvel film for the first time or rather an M. Night Shaymalan twist came into play. Every emotion is felt during Creeper’s performance and you need to experience more again and again.

Rating:10/10

Band Interview Of The Day – Kyle Chatham

  1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

I’m Kyle Chatham. I’m an artist/singer songwriter/ musician originally from the West Coast of Scotland now based in South London. 

2. How long have you been playing?

I’ve been playing music in some form or another for most of my life. I started on drums when I was about 5 years old which progressed to guitar and singing around the age of 10 and writing came shortly after. When I got into production in my mid to late teens that’s when my writing really progressed and experimented with different forms to come to where I am now. 

3. What three words would you use to describe the music you play?

Ethereal, Dark and Melancholic

4. What are your musical influences?

I grew up on 90s alt rock mainly like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and other bands of that time. They’re still a big influence on me but now it’s probably more things like Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, James Blake and King Krule that influence me more. Everything I listen to has an effect in some way though. I’m constantly experimenting. 

5. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

My first show under my own solo music had a crowd of underage uninterested drunk teenagers, one of which was sick all over the middle of the hall floor. It descended into a small riot of thrown tables and chairs as the police showed up to shut the show down. 

6. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are lifted?

If you mean musically, I’m up for seeing any live music after it’s been gone for so long. I was lucky enough to catch Ben Howard in London a couple of times last year which was a real privilege to witness the spectacle of it all again. 

7. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

If I wouldn’t admit to it… surely I wouldn’t tell you? Luckily I’m not ashamed to admit anything like that. I’m not sure what would be the most surprising though. I’ve inherited a few records like Human League’s DARE  and I think an ACDC record or two. Don’t think I’ve spun either of them yet though…

8. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

I’ve been enjoying the new Black Country, New Road album and dipped back to Endless by Frank Ocean recently too.

9. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

Yeah, I have a single out at the end of March titled “Once More Round Your Heart”. Keep an eye out for that one!

Before ‘Once More Round Your Heart’ drops check out ‘Valentine’ below.

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Cade Hope Shares New Single, ‘Morphine’

Rising indie-pop singer and songwriter Cade Hoppe has shared his new single, “Morphine,” on March 18th.

“Morphine” is Cade’s most tender and soul-baring track to date. Sung in his distinctive baritone, the song is about coping with the weight of life’s expectations. “I think your life experiences can either make you the person you always feared you’d become or the person you always hoped you’d become,” Cade expands. “By putting this song out, I hope I’m one step closer to the latter.”

Originally hailing from Sacramento, CA and now based in New York, Cade originally moved to the East Coast to pursue academic and athletic opportunities. He’d been writing songs and playing piano, guitar, bass and saxophone since childhood, but it wasn’t until 2020 that he started to explore the possibility of recording and releasing his own songs to prioritize his true passion. After putting out a few experimental releases with his stepbrother, Nick Adams, Cade connected with producer Harper James — one half of Eighty Ninety — and began to develop his indie-pop sound. Together, they created his debut EP, ‘Tell Me How It’s Worth It,’ which was released in late 2021.

Cade Hoppe’s music sounds like if The National made a Taylor Swift record endorsed by Chris Martin, Jack Antonoff, and Brandon Flowers. But, no matter whose music inspires comparison, the 22-year-old artist sets himself apart from others in the pop landscape with his warm, baritone vocals, earnest lyricism and sticky pop melodies. With his steadfast determination and undeniable talent, Cade is well on his way to becoming an indie-pop mainstay.

Band Interview Of The Day – Sweet Crystal

If you could introduce yourselves for us, who are you? 

I’m Marq Andrew Speck, lead vocalist and keyboard player for 24-time Detroit Music Award  winning band SWEET CRYSTAL . Along with founding members guitarist  Bill Blatter and drummer Steve Wieser and now joined by newest member and bass player Martin  Kuchar, we have been at the forefront of the Christian rock scene here in Michigan even before  this genre had its own radio and broadcast outlets. 

How did you all meet? 

The three of us that started SWEET CRYSTAL met right out of high school and became fast  friends for life. The newest (and youngest for that matter) is Marty on bass and as of today, has  been with us for nearly 5 years – I guess we passed his audition.  

We’ve all been playing since we were teenagers – actually Bill (guitar) and Steve (drummer) played  together during high school. I came along later, during our college years and we all set out to make  it our fulltime jobs (which we did for many years – 6 ½ tons of gear, 4-man road crew). The three of  

us – the core-founding members – have never stopped playing together since then (although live  touring did stop for a time). 

How long have you been playing? 

Getting ready for our fifth decade together. Does it get old after 40 years together? Absolutely not!  It just gets better with every passing day. 

What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Christian Progressive Rock 

What are your musical influences? 

We started out totally influenced by the progressive rock English music scene of the 60’s and 70’s:  bands like Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Atomic Rooster, Uriah Heep all left their musical marks on  our writing and playing. We also listened to a lot of American bands like Kansas, Journey, Rush  and Spock’s Beard to keep our creative juices flowing.  

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

Every time we play a show on or near Halloween… seeing a dance floor filled with costumed  monsters, witches, Wookies, cartoon characters and big babies always makes you wonder “What  the…?”

Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions  are lifted? 

Even though 2020/21 were a very tough years for us – and everyone for that matter, what with the  closing of most venues and other places to play out – we had the great experience of Live  Streaming a 30-minute performance from our personal studios Nightcrier Music here outside of  Detroit. It’s up on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/AW776sHKAes along with a lot of other  online and live event videos that give a pretty sweet view into all things Crystal. It turns out this was a great way for our fans and new audiences to experience who we are and  what we offer musically while relaxing at home or anywhere they can get the web. We miss the live  audience feedback of a concert appearance but this at least kept us smiling. Once all restrictions  are lifted… the sky’s the limit! 

What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? 

What’s a ‘record”? Kidding – sold our album collection years ago. 

What have you been listening to in the last few weeks? 

The latest Deep Purple release (love classic acts that just keep going), a lot of the solo work from  Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, more) and the new CD from Jordan Rudess (Dream  Theater). Prog Rock Rules!!! 

Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

We just released 7th Heaven– which happens to be our 7th CD as well. We previously released 4 singles from “7th  Heaven” during 2020/21 with video support (on our YouTube channel and other social sites) but  thought waiting until this New Year (with the very challenging last two years behind us) might be  just the spark our fans and audiences would appreciate to make 2022 a much happier New Year  indeed. Our complete discography can be heard over at our Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages. 

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This latest album ‘7th HEAVEN’ continues where our last release ‘Got Your Six’ left off: songs of  hope and inspiration featuring our signature guitar sounds, synth melodies, straight ahead  drumming with just a few chanting monks thrown in for good measure. 

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Weezer Releases New Track, ‘A Little Bit Of Love’

Weezer have dropped a new track, ‘A Little Bit Of Love’. This is the first taste of their four EP project, ‘SZNZ’.

The first EP, ‘SZNZ: Spring’, will arrive on March 20, the date of the Spring Equinox.

It will be followed later in the year by Summer, Autumn and Winter EPs. Each of the collections will also “feature a song that interpolates a movement from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, which was one of the original source inspirations for the project”.

The band will play some huge shows in the UK this June alongside Green Day and Fall Out Boy as part of the Hella Mega Tour. Check out the tour dates below:

JUNE 2022


24 – LONDON London Stadium
25 – HUDDERSFIELD John Smith’s Stadium
27 – DUBLIN RDS Main Arena
29 – GLASGOW Bellahouston Park

Lights Release New Video For ‘In My Head’ Ft. Josh Dun

Lights has just dropped a brand new music video for the latest single, ‘In My Head.

The track features Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots on drums. This is the pair’s second collaboration, Josh having previously appeared on ‘Savage’ from the record, ‘Skin & Earth’. 

On the video, Lights said “The ‘In My Head’ video is visually and conceptually the culmination of the previous three songs that I released leading up. The color scheme of PƎP is primary, so the first PƎP video (‘Prodigal Daughter’) was thematically red, ‘Real Thing (featuring Elohim)’ was blue, and ‘Salt And Vinegar’ was yellow. ‘In My Head’ was always meant to be all three, and it sums up the series conceptually as well.”

Muse Announce New Record, ‘Will Of The People’

Muse have announced the details of their highly-anticipated new record. ‘Will Of The People’. 

Set to drop on August 26 via Warner Records, Vocalist Matt Bellamy had this to say about the album’s creation:

“’Will Of The People’ was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world.  A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilization of the global order all informed ‘Will Of The People’.  It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long are genuinely threatened.  This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.”

Matt added to the record on its themes:

“‘Compliance’ is about submission to authoritarian rules and reassuring untruths to be accepted to an in-group.  Gangs, governments, demagogues, social media algorithms & religions seduce us during times of vulnerability, creating arbitrary rules and distorted ideas for us to comply with.  They sell us comforting myths, telling us only they can explain reality while simultaneously diminishing our freedom, autonomy and independent thought.  We are not just coerced, we are herded, frightened and corralled to produce a daily ‘2 minutes of hate’ against an out-group of their choosing and to turn a blind eye to our own internal voice of reason & compassion.  They just need our Compliance.”

01. Will Of The People
02. Compliance
03. Liberation
04. Won’t Stand Down
05. Ghosts (How Can I Move On)
06. You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween
07. Kill Or Be Killed
08. Verona
09. Euphoria
10. We Are Fucking Fucked

Pre-orders for the record are available via the following link.