Deadlock (UK) Release Debut Music Video With ‘Deadweight’

British pop-punk new comers Deadlock have released a video for their debut single ‘Deadweight’. Clocking in at just over 2 and a half minutes – the adrenaline fuelled and emotionally charged offering showcases a potent taste of things to come from the Norwich based outfit. The band who cite key influences such as Neck Deep, Roam, As It Is and Boston Manor.

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Goldie Vargas Shares Debut EP, ‘Golden’

Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Goldie Vargas is releasing her debut EP, GOLDEN.’ The 5-track EP includes past singles like “Moving in Reverse,” “Canyon” and “Strawberry Kisses,” as well as two brand new tracks, “Gravity” and “Mary Jane.”

At just 21 years old, Goldie Vargas exudes a musicality wise beyond her years. Her music is the definition of California cool with breezy soundscapes, intimate lyricism, and dreamy melodies. Working with her producer Adam Gurr in Topanga Canyon, Goldie has spent the last two years crafting her debut EP, ‘GOLDEN.’

Goldie elaborates on her new EP: “‘GOLDEN’ was written during a time in my life where there was so much change happening  a worldwide pandemic had just started, I was at the end of my teen years and I was going through everything from breakups, mental health struggles and finding myself as a woman and not a girl. My first EP feels like a short story on what it’s like being young, sad and still trying to find a hope in this world.”
 

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Streaming links below.

1. Canyon
2. Mary Jane
3. Strawberry Kisses
4. Moving in Reverse
5. Gravity

Turnover Announce New Record, ‘Myself In The Way’ Via Run For Cover Records

Virginia band Turnover announces their fifth full-length album ‘Myself in the Way’ will be out 04 November via Run For Cover Records. Along with the album’s announcement, Turnover have shared the title track ‘Myself in the Way’ featuring vocals from Brendan Yates of Turnstile. Along with ‘Myself in the Way,’ the 12-track album will include the previously released singles ‘Mountains Made of Clouds’ and ‘Wait Too Long,’ which arrived with home-video style footage created by the band along with friends Blair Kemp and Kyle Lamb.

Speaking about the meaning behind ‘Myself in the Way,’ vocalist Austin Getz says, “Over the last couple of years, I really tried to stop finding reasons why not to do something. This song specifically is about getting engaged despite fears I’ve always had of being able to provide for a family, to give as much as someone you love might need forever. It’s about letting love lead the way despite your fears, about not letting your doubts, your ego, your self get in the way of it.”

‘Myself in the Way’ was born out of Turnover’s desire to continue evolving their sound, making each body of work more exploratory than the last, but it’s also a byproduct of the band’s growth both as individuals and collectively. Armed with a flurry of new ways for the band to express themselves creatively, the band challenged themselves to make their most ambitious body of work to date. Co-produced by frontman Austin Getz alongside frequent collaborator Will Yip, ‘Myself In The Way’ sounds more expansive than anything they’ve done, intently honing in on sound design this time around, and yet it’s wholeheartedly more intimate and self-reliant on their vision and execution. Bassist Danny Dempsey painted the cover artwork himself, and longtime touring guitarist Nick Rayfield contributed songs to the album to lend an additional spark. The album also features guest appearances from peers and friends like Bre Morell of Austin-based band Temple of Angels on the track ‘Ain’t Love Heavy,’ and Turnstile’s Brendan Yates on the title track out today.

In 2019, Turnover released their fourth studio album ‘Altogether’, which The FADER described as “their weirdest and most accessible to date” and features the stand out tracks ‘Plant Sugar’ and ‘Much After Feeling.’ 2017 saw the release of their celebrated album ‘Good Nature’, which features the hit song ‘Super Natural.’

Pre-order ‘Myself In The Way’ via the following link.

Check out the video for ‘Myself In The Way (Feat. Brendan Yates)’ below.

Molteno Releases Music Video For Track, ‘Moonlight’

UK Alt-Pop artist MOLTENO returns with her new single ‘Moonlight’. Writing in her bedroom studio before taking her ideas to be built up with collaborators, the east London based artist blends real with surreal to create her own unique, ethereal soundscapes. An accomplished vocalist, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, MOLTENO has been praised as the “love child of Björk and Bat For Lashes”, acquiring support across national radio, tastemaker press and editorial playlists on Spotify and Apple Music. 

Speaking about the single, MOLTENO shares: “After experiencing lucid dreaming, with ‘Moonlight’ I wanted to explore the idea of travelling and connecting through dreams. What if we truly wake up in our dreams and travel by moonlight? It’s the first single from ‘Element 2’ – the second of four EPs that aim to celebrate the elements and the way nature connects us.”

The new single is also set to be accompanied by a Daisy Moseley directed music video. MOLTENO adds: “Inspired by Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Drive’ mixed with Ken Russell’s ‘The Devils’, the video for Moonlight explores the feminine and tarot symbolism of the moon. It follows me on a drive in my 90s Peugeot 205 CJ under the full moon, encountering surreal lucid scenes, eventually arriving at a kitsch moon ceremony. 

The cast and crew were mostly made up of friends and family that grew up in the same valley as me which made filming it there extra special. Working with Daisy Moseley on another video was a joy and I love the way we’re visualising my music together, there’s a synergy.”

No Stranger to the live circuit, the solo artist has appeared at the likes of Camp Bestival, Fractalight Festival Of Light, Camden Assembly, The Finsbury and The Victoria to name just a few, as well as live radio performances on Shoreditch FM and Soho Radio.

Having already made a name for herself as one to watch with a whole host of national support, MOLTENO is heading into more new releases with a feverish excitement surrounding her music. The new single ‘Moonlight’ is set to be released July 1st.

Check out the video for ‘Moonlight’ below.

THICK Release New Single & Video For ‘Tell Myself’

Brooklyn pop-flecked punk trio THICK share their second single, ‘Tell Myself’ inviting listeners to time travel as the band tenderly imparts wisdom to their younger selves.

The track follows the announcement of their forthcoming new album, ‘Happy Now’ and lead-single ‘Loser’, which has already received multiple spins on BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 1. Working again with producer Joel Hamilton (Iggy Pop, Juiceboxxx) and recorded at Studio G Brooklyn, the LP is set to release 19 August via Epitaph Records. THICK will also be touring the album in the autumn on a run of US headline dates.

About the track, THICK share: “As you get older, you sometimes look at your little-kid self and wish you could give them a hug and tell them everything’s going to be okay.  It’s not about minimizing life experiences, but a reminder that you’re stronger than you think and that—despite what it feels like in the moment—there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

All New York State natives, THICK’s three members first crossed paths through shows at Brooklyn’s DIY/all-ages spaces and soon became a mainstay in that very scene. Since signing to Epitaph in 2018—and making their label debut with their self-titled third EP the following year—the band has dramatically expanded their reach and toured all over the country, including a 2021 run with punk legends Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes. But even as their fanbase grows exponentially, THICK thrive on forging an uncommonly close connection with their audience. “Getting to share our songs with new people and build community in places we’ve never been before has been the most fulfilling experience for us,” says Black. “We want to leave everyone smiling from ear to ear and get them moving around and hopefully look up at us and say, ‘Oh, I can do that. I’m gonna start my own band now.’”

Pre-orders for the upcoming record, ‘Happy Now’ are available via the following link.

Check out the video for ‘Tell Myself’ below.

Scottish Alt Pop-Rockers Dancing On Tables Reveal ‘How Do I Get Back To Her?” Off Upcoming Record, ‘Colour In Grey’

Named as one of Variety Magazine’s ”10 Brits To Watch,” Scottish alternative pop-rockers Dancing On Tables are gearing up for the release of their debut album ‘Colour In The Grey’ out October 14 on Enci Records (Fences, Kulick, The Joy Formidable).

The first single off the album “How Do I Get Back To Her?” is out now and streaming everywhere.

The band says, “”How Do I Get Back to Her?” is a fast, fun song about the reflection on a ruined relationship. It was originally a slow, somber track, but when we were in the studio, deciding which songs would make the cut, we played it at double the speed and instantly unlocked exactly how the song should feel.

We’re firm believers that just because you have lyrics that look at a deep subject, the music behind should be able to tell its own story. In this case, it has a fast-paced, chaotic feel to it to represent what was a turbulent relationship that is now being viewed through rose-tinted glasses.

The song is the first on the tracklist, so opening the album with the words ‘I’ve been trying to figure out where it all went wrong, you’ve been telling me to write it in a song’ is a sarcastic nod to the hectic life of trying to make it in music and all the highs and lows that go with it.”

Check out the single, ‘How Do I Get Back To Her?” below or alternatively stream the track via your preferred service.

Anna Shoemaker Shares New Single, ‘I’m Your Guy’

Following the release of her highly-acclaimed debut album, Everything is Fine (I’m Only on Fire), earlier this year, Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter Anna Shoemaker makes her return on July 12th with her new single, “I’m Your Guy.”

Anna co-wrote “I’m Your Guy” with her longtime friend turned collaborator Richie Quake. “I’m Your Guy” is an intimate alt-rock ballad about unconditional love. Throughout the song Anna subverts traditional gender roles and pronouns with lyrics like, “baby if you’ll be my man / I’m your guy / I will get you through your lonely night.” Rejecting the notion of conventional romance and hetero relationship norms, the song advocates for the type of love — with both lovers and friends — where we all have each other’s backs, no matter what. Anna elaborates: “It’s been made clear over and over again that people in power in our country don’t really give a shit about us, so it’s really up to us to protect and be there for each other.”

Described by NYLON as “Brooklyn’s own Olivia Rodrigo,” Anna Shoemaker has quickly emerged as the next indie-pop darling to watch. Combining alt-leaning production, intoxicating pop melodies and notably honest lyricism, her songs capture the turmoil, charm and introspection of young adulthood. Bolstered by years of fanfare from tastemakers and fans alike, Anna’s first full-length, Everything if Fine (I’m Only on Fire), was released earlier this year.

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Band Interview Of The Day – Virtue In Vain

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

I’m Hywel, I am the vocalist of Virtue In Vain. We are a metalcore band based in Cardiff/London

2. How did you all meet?

Me and our Guitarist (Emyr) are brothers. Dan (Drums) & Mason (Bass) we both know from other bands that we played in the south wales scene. So at one point we all ended up in the same band together.

3. How long have you been playing?

We have been going about 9 years when this band first started in concept but probably about 6 years we have properly been playing as a band.

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

Heavy, Passionate and Punchy 

5. What are your musical influences?

Make Them Suffer, The Devil Wears Prada, Architects, Napoleon, For the Fallen Dreams, Crystal Lake & Currents. Plus many other bands we have played with over the many years.

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

Probably two guys full on fighting to a song. It was a proper fight and quite worrying. 

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

I just went to visit family and friends. After that it was band prac. It had been so long that the first prac back left us a bit sore the day after. 

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

I don’t really know. I am not ashamed of what I listen to. Post malone maybe? I love him but it’s a bit odd for what I normally listen to. 

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

I have been jamming Bleed Within lately. Really killing the scene right now. 

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

We are currently writing for our next EP. We have also just announced a small run of shows in the Uk later this year and also have some plans in the works to tour early 2023 so keep checking out our socials for updates. 

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Band Interview Of The Day – Processor

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

I am Johan Isaksson also know as the Electronic/Metal producer  called Processor. 

  1. How long have you been playing?

I have been around since 2002 as Processor. 

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

Distorted, drive , electronic 

  1. What are your musical influences?

3teeth, John Carpenter, Depeche Mode

  1. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

Stockholm.

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

Hmm guilty pleasure I guess..I don’t really have any records now but there are some good old 

Frank Sinatra playing sometimes. 

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

Health. Plus a lot of Swedish late 90s indie rock

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

Colossal by Processo and Modesty Beast 

Cherry Lena Releases New Single, ‘Sad Boy’

Cherry Lena has dropped a new single, ‘Sad Boy’.

Her latest single “Sad Boy” narrates being purely infatuated with a certain person, but eventually realising that you probably spent too much time fantasizing about them, rather than getting to know them in the real world. Lena confides, “It’s about a Sad boy I met last fall. He fascinated me. I think in great part because I simply didn’t understand him. At the time, I didn’t realize how greatly I had romanticized the idea of him. I still remember the times when we would text each other for hours like highschool kids and how it made me feel. Although, nothing about the idea I created of him in my head ended up being as great as who he was in reality. I often find things to be better in my imagination.” 

“Sad Boy” was written the day Lena realized that this boy was going to be nothing but another disappointment. She explains, “I was in such a bad mood and it felt like no song could match the exact way I was feeling.” The reflective song sees Lena migrating into a more alternative pop sound, as she discovers new aspects of her own style. Showcasing her stunning falsetto vocals, this release reveals an entire new side to the artist than we have ever seen before. With simple instrumentation, her vocals soar atop delicate guitar arrangements, before kicking into an ardent percussion section. 

Check out ‘Sad Boy’ below.