Sobriquet Announce New EP, ‘Apotheosis’

Sheffield-based five-piece Sobriquet have announced their new EP ‘Apotheosis’, set for release on 2nd September (self-release), and released black metal inspired single ‘Divine’ alongside an intense music video.

“As the caterpillar becomes the butterfly, so too does the maggot sprout wings and take flight. Divine is a song about metamorphosis, a person’s journey of transformation into the ideal self, not knowing or caring how they may be perceived along the way. If we are indeed born in filth and sin, why not revel in all its grotesque glory?” says vocalist Ludovico Fahey of the new track ‘Divine’.

The accompanying music video, directed by guitarist Tom Green-Morgan, draws on modern art styles such as pointillism and cubism to try and convey the energy of the song through a stream of small fragments, pieced together to create a greater whole. To tie the whole thing together, an old CRT television was used to create texture and mess up the image.

Check out the video for ‘Divine’ below.

Sobriquet will perform at the following

24/07 – Tramlines Fringe, Sheffield
01/10 – Louis Marchesi, Norwich
02/10 – Little Buildings, Newcastle
18/11 – The Shed, Leicester

Fairweather Release Deluge EP Out Now Via Equal Vision Records, Share Video For ‘No Safe Corners’

Post-rock band Fairweather have released their new EP, Deluge, through Equal Vision Records. Recorded at guitarist Ben Green’s Washington D.C. studio, Ivakota, and partially at vocalist Jay Littleton’s studio in Houston, Deluge is Fairweather’s first new music since their self-titled album in 2014.

The band has also shared a short film for the track “No Safe Corners.” The stunning black-and-white video was made in collaboration with visual artists Raul Zahir De Leon, Jonathan Howard, and Marissa Long to interpret the lyrics of the song. Sonically, the track revolves around a strange and dissonant guitar lead that leans on a sense of lingering with no real end. Thematically that is the panic of not feeling safe or able to find shelter or solace.

On the emotional story behind writing “No Safe Corners”, Tsouras explains:

“My mother died a year ago this week after battling dementia for over a decade.  In the beginning, she was constantly fighting. She would struggle to hold onto any part of herself that was familiar, while at the same time being confronted with something that was unfamiliar and terrifying. She thought if she could just try harder and pretend nothing was happening, then it would go away. But in her case, it wasn’t self preservation.  What she was really trying to hold onto was the weight she carried for the rest of us, and was afraid she couldn’t protect us anymore if this overcame her, or that we wouldn’t trust her if we found out she couldn’t keep up. She didn’t want to let go of our burdens she carried for us.

The lyrics are a conversation. They are what I imagine her to be saying to herself in those early days of the disease.  This is a time when she still had some sense of control and autonomy but could tell things were changing. It’s the idea that you know something is wrong, but you can’t tell what it is and you’re terrified you’ll be letting everyone down if they find out. Nothing is familiar. No safe corners.”

Orders for Deluge can be made via Equal Vision Records

Opus Kink Announce Debut EP, ‘Till The Stream Runs Dry’, Share Third Cut, ‘Dog Stay Down’

Brighton sextet Opus Kink announce the arrival of debut EP ‘‘Til The Stream Runs Dry’, set for release June 17th via Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR, English Teacher), and share raucous third cut ‘Dog Stay Down’.

Partnering up with the cult indie label for their first extended release, the enigmatic collective – comprised of Angus Rogers, Sam Abbo, Fin Abbo, Jed Morgans, Jazz Pope & Jack Banjo Courtney – lend a blend a dizzying array of influences in their ever-evolving enigmatic style, producing an experimental patchwork of explosive material that’s consistently earned widespread plaudits since bursting onto the scene.

With EP lead singles ‘I Love You, Baby’ and ‘The Unrepentant Soldier’ attracting praise from all corners of the press landscape (NME, DIY, So Young, Dork, ClashGigwise), not to mention countless BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Lauran Laverne) spins, the six-piece are clearly primed for a busy summer. Having already ticked off live dates alongside label-mates Malady and Mandrake Handshake, in addition to a sold-out headliner at London’s legendary 100 Club last month, the band have a slew of festival appearances lined up at the likes of Latitude and The Great Escape in the months to come, as well as shows with FEET and Bull.

Speaking ahead of their third EP reveal, Opus Kink stated: “‘Dog Stay Down’ is a song about bad love, love for anything doomed and unhealthy, situation, substance or personage, and is dedicated to those who always return to the scene of the crime”.

Check out ‘Dog Stay Down’ below.

Watch Opus Kink at the following:
13/05 – The Great Escape, Brighton
25/05 – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells with FEET & Bull
26/05 – Esquires Bedford – with FEET & Bull
27/05 – Elsewhere, Margate – with FEET & Bull
03/06 – Future Yard, Birkenhead 
04/06 – Sonic Waves Festival, Birmingham 
05/06 – Clwb ifor bach, Cardiff – with FEET & Bull
08/06 – Scala, London – with FEET & Bull
09/06 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – with FEET & Bull
10/06 – Bootleg Social, Blackpool – with FEET & Bull

Creature Announce The Final Chapter Of The Trilogy With EP, ‘Haunt’

Following their acclaimed ‘HEX’ and ‘HOUND’ EPs, Birmingham based alternative act CREATURE announce the final chapter in the trilogy, ‘HAUNT’. The EP is set for release on the 10th of June 2022 via Grey Ghost Records. The announcement comes with the release of the lead single ‘All’ out now on all digital platforms.

CREATURE’s politically-charged new single is packed with groove-laden metallic riffs and punk rock attitude. Accompanied by a disturbing and psychedelic video, ‘All’ sees the band tackling inequality, war and the fragility of society as we know it.  

Speaking on their latest single, vocalist/guitarist James Thompson comments: “The state of inequality in the world inspired me to write ‘All’. We were more than a decade into austerity in the UK at the time of my writing it, and yet the Government was still spending ridiculous sums on War and conflict. It’s taken something as serious as an ongoing pandemic for us to see how fragile a society we truly are.”

Thompson adds “I’m angry, but the message of the song is a positive one. We are all in this together. We all have value to add to this planet, we can prosper if we organise and help each other. This is very much how we see CREATURE as a band, it’s not about us and them with our fans – we are all part of the movement. This is an important ethic to us. There is no divide.” 

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-Order options below.

1. All
2. Grey Ghosts
3. Creeping
4. Lines

Pre-order options are available via the following link.

English Teacher Share Latest Track, ‘Mental Maths’

Leeds risers English Teacher share thrilling new effort ‘Mental Maths’ (out March 29th), marking the latest reveal from the group’s eagerly anticipated debut EP ‘Polyawkward’ arriving next month via Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR).

Newly confirmed to support US indie icons Yeah Yeah Yeahs on their UK tour this summer, the band’s unstoppable rise shows no signs of easing anytime soon, with their own debut UK headline tour also lined up next month, followed by countless festival dates and autumn shows with fellow Yorkshire breakout stars Yard Act.

Detailing their latest EP offering, bandleader Lily Fontaine revealed: “”Mental Maths’ is an expression of social anxiety and sensory overload through the catastrophising of a trip to the supermarket.”

Check out the Tracklisting and track ‘Mental Maths’ below.

Polyawkward (EP) Tracklist
01 – Polyawkward
02 – A55
03 – Mental Maths
04 – Yorkshire Tapas
05 – Good Grief

Pre-orders for ‘Polyawkward’ are available via the following link.

Void Of Vision Announce New EP, Drop New Single

Melbourne’s Void Of Vision have cleared the darkness and are set to usher in a tantalising new chapter in their bustling journey, announcing today a brand new upcoming EP CHRONICLES II: HEAVEN which will release on Friday 29th of April, 2022 on UNFD.

Following on from the group’s 2021 EP CHRONICLES I: LUST, this impending new Void Of Vision endeavour draws its ethereal namesake from the group’s new creative direction and sense of purpose; a sonic exhibition of finding heaven on earth laden with cinematic and ambitious flair alongside Void Of Vision’s blossoming razor-sharp trademark wiles.

To mark the announcement of this upcoming new release, Void Of Vision have also today shared an opulent new single INTO THE DARK, which was co-written and co-produced by Dan Searle, aka the prolific drummer for UK metalcore icons Architects.

Vocalist Jack Bergin discussed the crucial backstory behind the brand new Void Of Vision single and its place on the upcoming EP, saying: “It’s an extremely odd feeling to describe, hearing the first few notes of your to-be magnum opus for the first time before it’s even finished. Creating this song, from go to woe, was one of the most rewarding moments of our band’s career and now presents as a crucial landmark in Void Of Vision’s timeline. 

‘Into The Dark’ smashed down any pre-conceived barrier of innocence or naivety that we may have ever shown prior and propelled us into a brand new creative world where we feel more at home than ever before.”

Check out ‘Into The Dark’ 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.

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

Melodic Hardcore Quintet Be Well Announce New EP, ‘Hello Sun’

Having signed with legendary hardcore label Revelation RecordsBe Well are excited to announce their upcoming EP, Hello Sun, set for release on May 20th. Serving as a followup to the band’s critically acclaimed The Weight And The Cost (2020), the record is full of high-energy, melodic hardcore infused with emotion and lyrical depth. Across the six songs on the EP, frontman and producer Brian McTernan(Turnstile, Thrice, Hot Water Music) finds emotional catharsis through examination of childhood trauma, depression, and fatherhood while still providing a hopeful light. Today, the band shares the first song on Hello Sun, “Treadless”.

Speaking on writing “Treadless”, McTernan states:

“I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I ended up this late in life, without ever dealing with issues that have followed me since I was a kid. This song is a reflection on how many things I never said and how different I want my life to be moving forward.”

Hello Sun is available for digital and physical pre-order now through Revelation Records. Be Well has also partnered with End Hits Records for a vinyl release of the record in Europe.

Be Well will play The Electric Ballroom, London on the 10th April 2022 with BoySetsFire, Hot Water Music and Samiam.

Check out the video for ‘Treadless’ below

Guerilla Warfare Announces New Ep, ‘Control’

333 Wreckords Crew’s first ever signing – Louisville, Kentucky rap metal / hardcore outfit Guerrilla Warfare – have announced a new EP “C O N T R O L”, which will be out April 22nd. The new collection of tracks is a companion to 2019’s “C O N S U M E” EP. Pulling no punches, Guerrilla Warfare are already making a name for themselves with their assertive yet considered approach to heavy music.

Drummer and vocalist Garrett Hood says “C O N T R O L is meant as a two-part concept piece about exploring dualism within society and the human psyche. Truly though, these EPs have served me as a personal diary for learning more about myself and the world around me for the last several years.”

The first single to be released from “C O N T R O L” is “MuLLigaN”. It sets the tone for Guerrilla Warfare in 2022. Working with producer Jordan Haynes, the band have created a song that captures the feeling of falling behind in life, while trying to chase your dreams and aspirations in music. There are no long intros here, Guerrilla Warfare kick you straight in the face and don’t let up for a breath.

Check out the video for the first single ‘MuLLigaN’ below: