Hacktivist have released a video for their new single ‘Hyperdialect (Feat. Aaron Matts)’. The track is taken from the band’s new album of the same name, due for release 18th June via UNFD.
Co-vocalist Jot Maxi comments: “This single is about trying to describe our signature sound and how we use it. If our band was a comic book hero, then ‘Hyperdialect’ would be their weapon or superpower! It’s our method of attack, our way of putting our governments and mainstream medias in the crosshairs. But rather than brute force we use ‘Hyperdialect’ to strike back.
“Technically you could say that all Hacktivist music is ‘Hyperdialect’. That’s one of the reasons we also chose it as an album title, this song then stands as an autological explanation of itself as a theory.”
Aaron Matts adds: “Being a part of Hacktivist’s hard-hitting movement was a task that I took huge pleasure in; when the band briefed me on the track and its meaning, we were still in a pool of uncertainty in the process of ironing out what Brexit would mean to us all. As a British musician living overseas, this was the perfect opportunity for me to focus my frustration and upcoming hardships concerning the situation, and I’m incredibly proud of the result and to be a part of Hacktivist’s legendary legacy.”
UK band Hacktivist have announced their first full length record in five year.
‘Hyperdialect’ is set to be released June 18th via UNFD.
Co-vocalist J. Hurley had this to say:
“Look at the state of the planet at the moment and people are still ignoring it. It doesn’t make sense. There are all these homeless people on the streets, but there’s all this land and enough food to go around for everyone.”
Co-vocalist Jot Maxi added this:
“There are so many things wrong with the way humanity is. We’re self-destructive and everybody knows it. It’s in a lot of films, especially in science fiction. But that dark future is no longer fiction and it’s very clear that we’re on a downwards path. If I buy a bottle of something to drink, it’s going to be sold in plastic and I’m going to feel guilt about that. Take a look at any city around the world – there’s so much opulence and grandeur on show, but look closely enough and you’ll find people living on the streets, homeless. Where is this going? There are islands of plastic bottles in the sea now, but we only have this one planet. It’s mad. It’s all tilting downwards, and into the mouth’s of the rich.”
The band have also dropped ‘Planet Zero’. Check it out below.
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-order links below.
01. Anti-Emcees 02. Luminosity 03. Lifeform 04. Armoured Core (feat. Kid Bookie) 05. Turning Tables 06. Currency 07. Hyperdialect (feat. Aaron Matts) 08. Dogs Of War 09. Ultima Dies 10. Planet Zero 11. How Dare You Exist 12. Reprogram
September 2021 is locked in for Slam Dunk Festival where we now have confirmation of the acts who will be playing this years iteration of the festival.
Along with confirming the acts who will still be playing from the originally scheduled May dates, the festival organisers have also announced that Crown The Empire, Escape The Fate, Malevolence, Hacktivist, and Snuff will also be joining the bill.
The acts who sadly are unable to confirm that they can make the rescheduled dates and are no longer part of the bill are 3OH!3, Billy Talent, Code Orange, Dance Gavin Dance, Grayscale, Hands Like Houses, I Am The Avalanche, Issues, Motion City Soundtrack, Sleep On It, The Wonder Years, Young Guns, and Yours Truly.
More acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Check out the full list of bands below.
A The Baboon Show Basement Blood Youth The Bottom Line Bury Tomorrow Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Comeback Kid Counterparts Crown The Empire Days N Daze Deez Nuts Doll Skin Don Broco Dream State Escape The Fate Face To Face The Faim Four Year Strong Free Throw Hacktivist I Am The Avalanche Ice Nine Kills Knuckle Puck Malevolence Mayday Parade Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Movements NOFX Normandie Pennywise Popes Of Chillitown Reel Big Fish ROAM Snuff Spunge State Champs Static Dress The Story So Far Stray From The Path Sum 41 This Wild Life Trash Boat The Vandals Vukovi Wargasm We Are The In Crowd While She Sleeps With Confidence Your Demise Zebrahead
Slam Dunk Festival 2021 will take place on September 4th 2021 at Temple Newsam, Leeds and on September 5th 2021 at Hatfield Park, Hatfield.
Tickets from last years event will be honoured and remain valid for 2021.
Remaining tickets are on sale now with a range of payment plans, and can be purchased online from seetickets.com.
Hello everyone welcome back to the New Music Roundup! We’re here for a roundup of five of the best recently released tracks. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!
First up this week is the return of The All American Rejects. ‘Me Vs. The World’ is the band’s first track release in over a year since ‘Send Her To Heaven’ in July 2019 and we covered it in a single review last week but we love this so much we had to have it as our first choice in this weeks roundup.
Lande Hekt has released a further glimpse of her beautifully poignant debut album ‘Going to Hell’, which is set for release 22 Jan 2021 via Get Better Records. A driven but wistful composition, new single ‘Undone’ is full of longing and regret. In typically relatable style, Lande says “This one is about feeling sorry for yourself when you break up with someone that you weren’t even going out with.”
Coming out is the prevailing topic of the record with the title track itself being “about how homophobia and heteronormative culture can make you feel isolated and scared of being yourself,” as Hekt herself explains her thoughts and feelings surrounding her sexuality, continuing: “I internalised a lot of that culture for a long time and it wasn’t until I found myself surrounded by queer and trans people and friends, that I realised I could live happily in a way that felt right. I know I’m not alone in feeling like this and it was other people sharing their experiences with me that helped me out, so I named the album after this song to try and reach people who might want to be reached. It’s also not a dig on all Catholics; it’s just an expression of scepticism from a gay person regarding conservatism.”
‘Going to Hell’ sounds like the sum of Hekt’s wide-ranging influences – The Replacements, The Raincoats, Sharon Van Etten, The Slits, Patti Smith, Sacred Paws, Le Tigre, Against Me! – multiplied by her own distinct voice.
More music coming right now as the New Jersey favourites Can’t Swim are continuing their preparation for their upcoming EP release in ‘Someone Who Isn’t Me’ with their latest, ‘Casey’.
The EP is set to be released on December 4th 2020.
Penultimate choice this week are the metal-grime crossover masters Hacktivist with their latest track ‘Armoured Core’ which also features the guest vocals of Kid Bookie.
Co-Vocalist Jot Maxi says:
“This is a song for anyone who is going through a hard time and needs building up. It’s motivational. It makes you feel like, ‘Nothing can touch me, I can do this’, but it’s personal to Hacktivist as well. With what we’ve been through, a lot of other bands might have broken up, but we’re back with this new record and a new dynamic, which even I think is great and I’m super self-critical. As long as you’re alive and still breathing, your core is armoured and protected by something. This song is a reminder to stay strong.”
The final choice this week are Wild Pink whom have been teasing their upcoming record with their latest single, ‘You Can Have It Back’.
It’s a cut from ‘A Billion Little Lights’. The follow-up to 2018’s ‘Yolk In The Fur’, the full-length is the band’s first with Toronto-based label Royal Mountain Records, and is due on 19th February.
Frontman John Ross says: “This was the last song I wrote for the album, and it’s also one of the most fun to play live. Wild Pink songs typically don’t follow conventional song structures but with this one I did. Julia’s vocals totally make this song what it is, and I love Dan’s harmonies in the choruses – I wrote it with the intention of having someone else sing it. but ended up just singing it myself. This song is inspired by Fleetwood Mac and, once again, “If I Needed You” by Townes Van Zandt (one of the greatest songs ever written). Special cameo by Computer the Dog.”
And that’s it for another week of a roundup of the best new tracks out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!
Usually the festival circuit would be well and truly over by now but the amazing people over at Knotest have announced the details of an upcoming online festival billed as Pulse Of The Maggots set to take place later this week.
It’s named after a track on Slipknot‘s 2004 album, ‘Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)’, the Pulse Of The Maggots festival will be held on November 13th 2020 at 8pm BST.
It’s going to be hosted by Knotfest.com’s Beez and Ryan J Downey where the festival will be spread across three digital stages and will showcase a range of different acts.
Check out the details below.
Bands set to play are as follows:
156/Silence Cerberus Death Blooms Death Tour dEMOTIONAL Diamond Construct Hacktivist I Revolt Introtyl October Ends Once Awake Orbit Culture PRXJEK Scarlet Tallah Thrown Into Exile VCTMS Vended Wargasm Year Of The Knife
Burn It Down Festival have announced more bands which will be playing it’s 2021 lineup.
Pintglass, Vukovi, Nova Twins and Sickones will be joining Dinosaur Pile-Up in Various Venues in Torquay in September 2021.
Check out the full lineup below.
Bitch Falcon Catbamboo CLT DRP Delaire The Liar Dinosaur Pile-Up El Moono False Advertising Grove Street Families Hacktivist IDestroy Ithaca Mother Vulture Nova Twins Palm Reader Phoxjaw Pintglass Sickones TRC Vukovi We Never Learned To Live
Burn It Down Festival 2021 will take place at The Foundry, The Attic and The Apple And Parrot on September 11th 2021.
After being a part of the band since the start of everything for rap-metal, outfit, Hacktivist; the band have parted ways with guitarist Timfy James.
The band confirmed this news via a statement issued through their Facebook page.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Timfy will be leaving Hacktivist. Timfy will play 3 final shows in Switzerland, Camden Rocks Festival and a very special hometown show which goes onsale tomorrow at 10am.
All shows beyond this point will still go ahead and we will announce details on our new guitarist in the near future.”
In the same Facebook post, James also issued a statement of his own.
“I’m very sad to say that I have made the decision to leave Hacktivist. I’ve had an amazing six years touring the world with my brothers and I wish them all the luck moving forward. I also want to thank all of the fans that have supported us this far, without you guys none of this would have been possible. I have every confidence that the band will continue to inspire and push the boundaries of modern music for many more years to come.”