With their 14th studio album Himmelfahrt, SUBWAY TO SALLY present a new beginning and departure. The German folk rock pioneers will release their new album on March 24th, 2023 via Napalm Records, celebrating hope and life together with their fans!
The third single from the new album, “Ihr kriegt uns nie” (You’ll never get us) underlines the album’s upbeat mood and convinces with captivating violin parts and gripping riffs. Eric Fish’s haunting voice calls for freedom, while the atmospheric music video perfectly underscores the song. Just like in the music video, the band defies all obstacles they have faced during the journey of life as they stand strong together to continue persevering onwards.
Check out the video for ‘Ihr Kriegt Uns Nie’ below
Brighton 4-piece Comforts return with the vibrant and woozy new single ‘The City’, released ahead of a new EP due for release later this year.
‘The City’ draws great examples of the band’s ability to sculpt musically endearing, yet sonically intriguing and infectiously catchy soundscapes. Leaning once again on their dream-like indie tendencies, the band have built a reputation for their unique musical approach and impactful live shows.
Speaking about the meaning behind the single, Sam explains: “The City is about falling in love with someone in a new city, where everything is different. Somehow, it’s about establishing a connection between those two things and the emotions brought from that. We’re based in Brighton but none of us grew up here, so I suppose a lot of the lyrics have been channelled through reflecting back to earlier years, moving from our homes and starting new. We’ve met some amazing people along the way and I think it’s a bit of a nod to all the people we have been lucky enough to meet so far.”
Gothic Metal legends CREMATORY, who made a smashing impact on the German charts with their latest album, Inglorious Darkness, once again grace the music scene with another single from the album.
The hauntingly beautiful track, “Rest in Peace,” takes the listener on a musical journey through the shadowy depths of death. The lyrics are a vivid illustration of the Grim Reaper’s embrace as he emerges from the misty veil of darkness. Heavy guitar riffs and thundering drumming all perfectly capture the essence of the song’s haunting atmosphere. This single is a testament to CREMATORY’s unwavering commitment to delivering powerful and thought-provoking music that transports the listener to a different realm.
Check out the visualiser for ‘Rest In Peace’ below.
2000trees Festival have announced a whole more bands, acts and artists for their 2023 event.
Heading up this announcement are the stunning US emo rock band American Football, Californian rock band Eagles Of Death Metal, Sacremento punk band Destroy Boys, the Belgians Brutus, Detroit ‘high voltage’ rock band par excellence Electric Six and Brighton band Black Honey.
From James Scarlett, 2000trees Festival organiser and booker – “For us, seeing fans just as excited about the bands lower down the line up as they are about the bigger artists is what 2000trees is all about, and this announcement is no different. Heriot and Kneecap were big personal highlights from 2000trees 2022, so to be able to have Heriot return to smash the Main Stage and Kneecap bringing the carnage to the Forest Stage is going to be something special! And there’s still two headliners to come sooner than you might think…”
Canadian Favourites Bearing shave dropped a new track via Pure Noise Records in the form of ‘Scenery’.
Speaking on the new single Dougie Cousins said “We just wanted to have fun with this one, I think we all enjoy being on the west coast. We did the whole record in the air bnb and it was just one of those things where we wanted to have a good time with it. We’ve written our sad songs and even on this record there’s some of those but we also wanted to write stuff that feels good. I think in this case it was just one of those things where we wanted to feel excited, wanted to jump around, and wanted to have a good time. That’s “Scenery” for us.”
Known for being the dynamic front man of buzzy alternative band Magnolia Park, vocalist Joshua Roberts is inspired by a diverse mixture of genres and generations. Today he reveals another side of his musical repertoire and impressive range with upbeat new single and music video “Angel.”
From the pulsating 80’s style synths, funky guitar rhythm and reverberating bass groove, this new age R&B/pop track with an alternative twist is sure to get you on the dance floor. Roberts says:“‘Angel’ has a fun Michael Jackson/The Weeknd vibe that the world has been missing. I put on my dancing shoes and my falsettos soar for everyone to hear.”
Depicting a softer side to Joshua Roberts, his solo music trades in high-energy pop-punk hooks and spirited anthems for a more mellow, heartfelt sound. Aside from his work with Magnolia Park, the vocalist and songwriter has been featured on tracks by everyone from 408 to labelmates poptropicaslutz! and plxntkid. Like many of the greats, he grew up singing in church but seeing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for the first time was an awakening for him to find his own voice and pursue his calling. He sees this solo venture as a personal journey to push himself not only creatively, but to also grow as an individual, stating, “It’s a whole side of me that I never talk about or share, so it’s a scary venture for sure but it’s something I feel I needed to take.”
York-based alt-rock band FOXHAUNT have dropped their latest track ‘In Cycles’. The new track is the second to be released from the band’s upcoming EP ‘Division Culture’ (out 7th April 2023) following the release of the title-track last month.
“The new song is all about the struggle with that demon in our heads and the things you try and tell yourself to get on the straight and narrow. It can be an ongoing fight to try and get out of the merry-go-round of negativity but finding the answer to your problems is always out there,” says vocalist Ollie Swift. “The silhouette shots in the video are there to represent the unknown. We also wanted to use black and white highlights to represent two sides of an individual and how quickly mental state can change,” he adds.
The band’s upcoming 4-track EP ‘Division Culture’, out 7th April, is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2022 ‘Mindset’ EP. The new tracks were written and recorded over three months with Robin Adams (Architects, Blood Youth) in Leeds. “We wanted to write something about our take on social influences and how opinions, issues, and behaviours divide the world. I think especially off the back of the pandemic we felt like it made us reflect even more about how we act as human beings and the way we treat one another,” says Ollie.
Check out ‘In Cycles’ below.
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Lake Malice have released another slice of irresistibly glitched-up, anthemic heaviness in their new single ‘Stop The Party’. A vibrant and innovative track, taking as much inspiration from hyperpop as it does the world of metal, ‘Stop The Party’ reflects vocalist Alice Guala’s experience dealing with social anxiety and depression in a post-pandemic world. “When things went back to normal, I felt like there was a veiled expectation for people to catch-up on social events – from birthday parties to gigs and festivals,” she explains. “As a person who suffered with anxiety and depression most of her adult life, it was extremely difficult to switch my social skills back on, and that’s when my depression reached its lowest points (hence wanting to “stop the party”, where the party represents life).”
The zombie-riddled music video which accompanies the track was inspired by ‘The Last Of Us’, as the series started airing when the band were putting together the storyboard for the clip. Guala says: “We knew we wanted the video to be a party, but then we added the zombie element to represent that feeling of unease and anxiety you can easily get, being in a social setting. So yeah, it turned out to be a zombie party.”
Check out the video for ‘Stop The Party’ below.
Lake Malice are set to play up and down the UK at the end of March supporting Bloodywood and will play on UK Festival days later this year.
Check out the touring dates below.
24 March Patterns Brighton, United Kingdom
25 March The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
26 March The Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom
28 March Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
29 March The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
30 March Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom
31 March O2 Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom
Further festival dates:
25 March Collision Day Fest Bedford, United Kingdom
15 April Lume Festival London, United Kingdom
20 May Submit Fest Rotterdam, Netherlands
10 June Download Festival Donington, United Kingdom
06-09 July 2000trees Festival Cheltenham, United Kingdom
09 Sept Burn It Down Festival Torquay, United Kingdom
Legendary British Festival Leeds & Reading has added a massive 70 acts to the upcoming weekend set to take place this August.
The August bank holiday festival has previously announced You Me At Six, The Killers and Imagine Dragons. Today they are adding to the line-up with Palaye Royale, Arlo Parks, Easy Life, Frank Turner, Holly Humberstone, Mimi Webb, The Amazons, Caity Baser, Sea Girls, Bakar and more all set to play.
Reading and Leeds festival will take place on August 25-27th 2023 with all artists playing in both locations.
Quick off the back of November’s critically acclaimed single Lupines, championed by the likes of Ones To Watch, Loudwire, Louder Than War Radio and Sirius XM, Bristol-based rock trio Krooked Tongue start 2023 with a bang, returning with their new single Velociraptor,due for release February 24th, taken from their upcoming EP due later this year.
With a handful of successful singles under their belt, the band spent 2020 honing in on a more refined studio sound with Josh Gallop (Phoxjaw, Mother Vulture) at Stage 2 Studios in Bath, helping to replicate their formidable live act.
The band’s upcoming track Velociraptor is the second single taken from their upcoming sophomore EP. Fierce and effortlessly cool, it’s a song about finding your inner animal and letting it loose.
“You have to find space in this fucked up world to have fun, get wasted, kiss and tell. We’re not here for a long time, so it may as well be a good time”, exclaims vocalist and lyricist Oli Rainsford.