Social Station Release New Single, ‘Secrets To Be Heard’

Social Station is Paul Todd and Jacob Sebastian, a father and son duo based in Washington DC. With a passion for analog synths, hypnotic guitar, classic post-punk bass lines, and undeniable melancholic vocals, they have forged a dark yet catchy sound. Now the pair return with a brooding new offering ‘Secrets to be Heard’, which dropped today.

With a intoxicating synth and bass driven track, it’s reminiscent of 80’s hits we fondly remember but the introspective nature of the track forces you to look inside to the themes of individuality which all come to a head with the unnerving vocals which feels dark but catchy.

Rating: 3.5/5.

‘Secrets to be Heard’ precedes the release of their full-length album ‘In the Fallout’, a 10-track effort that is expected to release on streaming platforms and on vinyl in May this year. 

Check out ‘Secrets To Be Heard’ below.

Alexa Cappelli Share New Single, ‘Someone Better’

Rising pop singer and songwriter Alexa Cappelli, who MTV hailed as a “voice of a generation,” returns with her new single, “Someone Better,” out March 24th on Arista Records. Led by a delicate piano melody and Alexa’s commanding vocals, “Someone Better” is a heartfelt ballad about letting go of someone you’ve outgrown.

Alexa adds, “‘Someone Better’ is the realization that the relationship you’re in doesn’t fit the life you’re living for. There’s nothing wrong with the other person, in fact there’s really only good. But you know the future holds more growth and love for both of you apart, rather than together. Choosing yourself is way more difficult when you aren’t mad at this person who has only ever treated you right. But moving forward, there will be a day when you meet someone somewhere who does the same and is also growing in the same direction.”

Check out ‘Someone Better’ below.

Holy Reptile Share New Single, ‘The Land’

Bristol dark-fuzz trio Holy Reptile have released their latest single ‘The Land’, taken from their upcoming second EP due later this year.

Formed in 2019, Holy Reptile quickly established themselves in the growing Bristol psyche scene, playing gigs alongside the likes of bdrmm, The Third Sound, Flat Worms and The Vacant Lots as well as slots at Dot to Dot and Outer Town festivals. Their debut six track EP ‘Yawner’ was released in July of 2022, fittingly recorded in a renovated chapel by producer André Dack, which saw them truly announce themselves as a band to watch.

Recorded with The Wytches’ Kristian Bell, the band approached recording in a whole new way with this release, choosing to perform the instrumental tracks live, capturing the energy of their live show. The single was also recorded directly to analogue tape, achieving a warm, worn faded sound.

Check out ‘The Land’ below.

Ukrainian Metal Upstarts IGNEA Release Cinematic Second Single, ‘Dunes’

Ukrainian melodic metal band IGNEA takes listeners into cinematic worlds with second single “Dunes”! Having gained many millions of Spotify streams on fan-favorites like “Alga”“Leviathan” and “Jinnslammer”, the five-piece is ready to release their next masterpiece, the captivating concept album, Dreams of Lands Unseen, out April 28, 2023 via Napalm Records.

Vocalist Helle Bohdanova about “Dunes”:
“We continue telling the story of the amazing Ukrainian travel writer and photographer Sofia Yablonska who lived in the XX century. “Dunes” is inspired by her adventure to the Sahara Desert.
On this dangerous journey, Sofia’s driver fainted from the intense heat, so she had to take charge of driving and also fix the overheated engine herself. Their troubles didn’t end there, as they also had to escape from hostile locals who tried to shoot them. 
Our song describes how Sofia saw a mirage, so common in the desert. In our version, instead of imagining palm trees and an oasis, she saw the chilly Carpathian mountains with pine trees and rainfalls…”

Check out the video for ‘Dunes’ below.

Caroline Romano Shares New Single, ‘Guts’

Alt-pop darling Caroline Romano is back on March 24th with her new single, “Guts.” Following “Fighting A War,” her recent pop-R&B collaboration with Julian Rose, “Guts” sees Caroline returning to her indie-rock roots. On “Guts,” her distinctive voice glows amidst a whirlwind of glittering guitar and frenzied percussion. 

Caroline elaborates on what inspired the new single: “I’ve always had this thing in social settings — especially at house parties, bars, or really anywhere with pretty strangers — where I feel like people can see right through me, like I’m completely transparent. So, in some terrible attempt at compensation, I’ll say too much or drink too much. I end up spilling my guts to people as a form of free therapy, or self-sabotage, I’m not sure which it is. And then I watch them watch me dig myself further, with my guts on the floor in front of them. That’s how I end things before they’ve even started, and that’s what this song is about. It’s frantic and eager and frustrated all at the same time.”

Check out ‘Guts via your preferred streaming service.

Aussie Punks Dust Release New Single, ‘Joy (Guilt)’

Propulsive alt-punk Awabakal / Newcastle outfit Dust have revealed the latest preview of their debut EP et cetera, etc (out March 29) with new single ‘Joy ( Guilt )’.

Gabriel explains “I wrote the lyrics in quite a turbulent and emotional time, collating lines that would come into my head or writing down things that people in my life had said. Lines that I thought were meaningful, funny or melancholy. Although unintentional, I think the lyrics come from an observational perspective or describe what my beliefs were at the time and remembering things that had been said to me in the past to shape those beliefs. I think it expresses the frustration of having no choice in how we’re brought up, what we’re told and the daily intake of information that constantly influences our behaviour. Whether that’s a result of our family, social media or religion.” 

Check out the new track, ‘Joy (Guilt)’ below.

Danish Rockers Suckerpunch Signs With Wormholedeath

Wormholedeath Records has announced the signing of Danish rock n’ roll band Suckerpunch for the re-release of their album ‘Redneck Gasoline’ on April 21st, 2023. 

The album, which was originally released in 2019, is heavily inspired by the Southern way of life and music from America. With their authentic sound, Suckerpunch draws musical influence from the classic rock scene and the history of America, whether it is the wild west or the moonshiners in the deep south.

We don’t think that hard about the meaning of life, we leave that to others, instead we play badass redneck boogie,” said Suckerpunch about their music. The band is composed of Kurt Noesgaard on vocals, Lars Groth on drums, Jesper Willumsgaard on bass, Morten Noren on guitar, and Morten Flindt on guitar. Their music features lots of guitar with blistering solos, catchy choruses, and a deep, tight, and steady rhythm section.

Suckerpunch’s music takes you on a journey into a world of Southern-inspired life and history, from tales of desperados to the life of a moonshiner – from riding your Harley on the open highway to a broken heart from a girlfriend. Their music is so authentic that you feel like you’re there with them.

We are thrilled to sign with Wormholedeath Records for the re-release of ‘Redneck Gasoline’, and more to come in the future,” said Suckerpunch.

Check out the lyric video for ‘Go Big Or Go Home’ below.

Dragony Releases New Single, ‘The Dead Queen’s Race’

After Austrian Symphonic power metal heroes DRAGONY rewrote the history of their country with their latest studio album, Viribus Unitis, it’s time today to dive into the days when Austria was ruled by emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, empress Sisi, once more. Forget everything you’ve heard and read so far! According to DRAGONY, Austrian history took a completely different turn.

DRAGONY about “The Dead Queen’s Race”:        
DRAGONY bids farewell to their latest album, Viribus Unitis, released in 2021, with the new, previously unreleased single ‘The Dead Queen’s Race’! The brand new up-tempo track adds another chapter to the alternative history saga established in the concept of the Viribus Unitis album, and puts empress Elisabeth, the undead Empress of the Damned, and the character of white mage Harry Houdini, in center focus. The part of Elisabeth is performed by Red Eye Temple lead vocalist Maria Nesh as guest singer, who contributes a colorful vocal mix of clean and extreme vocals to add another layer to the DRAGONYsound. Join us one more time on our journey back to our fictionalized version of fin-de-siècle Vienna and partake in ‘The Dead Queen’s Race’!”

Check out the lyric video for ‘The Dead Queen’s Race’ below.

Magnolia Park Share New Single, ‘Facedown’

Orlando band Magnolia Park share their new track “Facedown” ahead of ‘Baku’s Revenge Deluxe’.

Extending their debut album released via Epitaph last fall and produced by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Wage War), the band is adding on four bonus tracks brimming with catchy melodies and massive guitar hooks that keep fans running back for more.

Out today, “Facedown” combines elements of pop-punk, alternative and hip-hop highlighted by cutting-edge production. Magnolia Park call the new song “A high energy modern punk song for anyone who’s ever experienced being bullied or taken advantage of. Here’s to finally sticking up for yourself.”

Check out the track, ‘Facedown’ below.

Check out the track listing for the deluxe version of ‘Baku’s Revenge’ below.

1. ?

2. Feel Something (feat. Derek Sanders)

3. Misfits (feat. Taylor Acorn)

4. Radio Reject

5. !!

6. Drugs

7. Paralyzed

8. Addison Rae

9. Ghost 2 U (feat. FRED & Joshua Roberts)

10. $$$

11. I should’ve listened to my friends 
12. Facedown

13. Complicated

14. Don’t Be Racist

15. Dizzy

Pre-orders for ‘Baku’s Revenge’ can be made via the following link.

Kamelot Release New Single, ‘Eventide’

Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT have released their new track, ‘Eventide’.

The track is off their first full-length in five years, The Awakening. The album enters the KAMELOT legacy as their most massive and diverse offering yet – mixing symphonic, gothic, melodic, progressive and power metal styles while yielding some of the heaviest tracks in the band’s history.

KAMELOT vocalist Tommy Karevik offers:
“‘Eventide’ is a celebration of lifelong companionship and unwavering loyalty. A calming voice from the side of the bed in the greatest time of need, sharing beautiful memories as one heart is slowing down and their time together is coming to an end.”

Check out ‘Eventide’ below.