Boston Manor Release First New Single Via Sharptone Records, ‘Carbon Mono’

As Boston Manor delve headfirst back into the world of live music this August, they’ve released a fearsome new anthem in ‘Carbon Mono’, their first single out via SharpToneRecords.

Hook-laden, coherent, blackly witty and with a molten emotional core, it’s the opening of a new chapter, hinting at even greater brilliance to follow. “This song is a conversation that sort of goes back & forth between two people,” explains vocalist Henry Cox“It’s about people’s unwillingness to change & acknowledge our own shortcomings. It’s a classicBoston Manor tune that we wrote for people to rage to live. We’re so excited to be back playing shows & we just wanted to have something to play that people could blow off some steam to.”  

On the track, Cox reasons acerbically that “Desperate times call for desperate pleasures”“My lyrics aren’t ‘political’,” Cox says, “but they are about the alienation I began to feel from the common person on the street, an alienation magnified by the way the world has reacted to Covid and the lockdown, and the George Floyd murder… Isolation, anxiety, dread…”

The Blackpool-born outfit released their highly-charged and critically-acclaimed third album ‘GLUE’ in the midst of the first Covid-induced lockdown, in a total vacuum of live music. “It was just, like, *nothing*, for so long,” remembers vocalist Henry Cox, of the weeks following GLUE’s release, the disappointment, the stasis, the disarray. “We got in the funk of it. And not the good kind of funk.” Denied the opportunity to tour their new album, to get under its skin, the band instead began work on new music, somewhat ahead of their typical schedule. 

‘Carbon Mono’ is the fruit of what guitarist Michael Cunniff describes as “the most joyful writing sessions we’d ever had,” tapping into teen influences of the late 90s – the Cardigans, the Cranberries, later-era Depeche Mode. The track was recorded at Stustustudio, the Brixton recording location run by producer Larry Hibbitt.“I realised that, as awful as that dark period in 2020 had been, it was also a blessing in disguise,” says Cunniff“We’d changed labels, and we wanted to try new things, and we had this space to do something different. We weren’t exhausted from ten months on the road.”

Watch the video below:

Dying Wish Announce Debut Record, ‘Fragments Of A Bitter Memory’

Hardcore quartet Dying Wish have announced the details of their upcoming debut album, ‘Fragments Of A Bitter Memory’, set to be released on October 1st 2021 via SharpTone Records.

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

01.) Cowards Feed, Cowards Bleed
02.) Hollowed By Affliction
03.) Innate Thirst
04.) Severing The Senses
05.) Fragments Of A Bitter Memory
06.) Cold Hearts In Bloom
07.) Until Mourning Comes
08.) Now You’ll Rot
09.) Blood Laced Misery
10.) Enemies In Red (feat. Bryan Garris)
11.) Drowning In The Silent Black

Pre-orders for the record are available via Amazon and iTunes.

Stepson Release New Single, ‘Come With Me’

Brisbane, Australia’s STEPSON released Help Me, Help You worldwide on 26th March via SharpTone Records

Come With Me‘ is about the struggle of understanding both sides to a story, especially where no communication is involved,” the band explains. “It’s about being unable to fulfill expectations you’ve been set and failing to be the person they thought you were. The film clip captures one side of this story and how the subtle decline can lead to desperation.”

Brooklyn Vegan succinctly described Stepson‘s sound, stating that this high-octane punk x hardcore outfit “successfully bounces back and forth between throat-shredding hardcore and glossy emo-pop.”

Check out the video below.

Stepson were eager to release Help Me, Help You – after a turbulent 2020 and the disappointment of delaying not only their debut album but also their maiden European voyage, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve all been dealing with. “We are so proud of Help Me, Help You for many different reasons, but the main focus is the diversity and range of genres and influences we have been able to capture across the 11 tracks,” the quintet explains. “We are all inspired by different musicians and artists, and to have that represented in our music is really exciting! We’d like to think that everyone — mums and dads, emos and lads — can all find at least one song they dig musically or connect to lyrically and we can’t wait to hear what everyone’s favorite songs are!”

Stepson released Help Me, Help You’ on March 26th 2021 via SharpTone Records.

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Order options for ‘Help Me, Help You’ below.

Help Me, Help You track listing:
01. Learning To Let Go
02. Run
03. Deeper Sleep
04. Who Are We
05. The Entire History Of You
06. I Wish
07. Dilemma
08. Come With Me
09. Hush Feat. Zach Britt
10. The Shift, The Blur
11. Say Something

Orders for the record are available via the following link.

Emmure Releases First Issue Of ‘Eternal’ Graphic Novel

Deathcore quartet Emmure have dropped the first issue of their ‘Eternal’ series.

It’s limited to 100 copies, the first issue of the series is called  ‘Episode One: Thunder Mouth’, named after the track from their latest full-length album, ‘Hindsight’.

Further issues are expected, but there’s no official release date schedule.

Purchases can be made via SharpTone Records Webstore.

Of Mice & Men Release New Track, ‘Anchor’

Following their new singles ‘Obsolete’ and ‘Timeless’, described as “crushing” by Revolver and as “thought provoking” and “cinematic” by Loudwire, California’s Of Mice & Men have released their critically acclaimed new EP Timeless today, via SharpTone Records. It’s available here. The artwork for the EP was hand-drawn by iconic artist Derek Hess.

The band have also shared ‘Anchor’, which appears on the EP. Listen to the moody and vibey song and download it for airplay below:

Anchor is the final song from the Timeless EP,” says vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley. “It deals with themes of uncertainty about the future, as well as the complicated feelings associated with them. This EP, in totality, deals with the idea of impermanence in an ever changing world, and how we all fit into the changing of times – beginning a narrative that the future releases will build off of.”

Check out ‘Anchor’ below.

Stepson Release Music Video For ‘Deeper Sleep’

Post Hardcore quintet Stepson have debuted a video for ‘Deeper Sleep’, which is the new single for ‘Help Me, Help You’.

Check out the video for ‘Deeper Sleep’ below.

The band’s debut record ‘Help Me, Help You’ is set to be released on March 26th 2021 via SharpTone Records.

Pre-orders for the record can be mad via the band’s webstore.

Of Mice & Men Share New Track, ‘Timeless’

Metalcore quartet Of Mice & Men have shared a new track titled as ‘Timeless’, which is the title track from their soon-to-be-released three track EP>

Aaron Pauley (Bass / Vocals) Says:

“‘Timeless’ is a song about becoming increasingly aware of impermanence, written through somewhat of a somber, yet romantic, lens. At the beginning of the pandemic, I was watching a lot of black and white movies. One of my favorite movies is Casablanca. I wonder if any original copies exist. You know, although that movie is universally regarded as being timeless, the actual celluloid is so fragile. But I think we find a special kind of vibrance in life when we’re aware of our own impermanence.”

‘Timeless’, the bands upcoming EP, will be released on February 26th 2021 via SharpTone Records via Amazon.

Of Mice & Men Sign With SharpTone Records, Announce New EP

Remember the other day how I posted about Of Mice & Men teasing something? Well, we’ve got some answers now!

Firstly, the quartet have signed with SharpTone Records and secondly… they’ve announced a new record called ‘Timeless’, set to be released on February 26th 2021.

Frontman Aaron Pauley says on the EP:

“There’s an old idiom about what you’re supposed to do when life gives you lemons. Sadly, to disappoint, this wasn’t exactly that. We started writing this EP shortly before the initial lockdowns in spring of 2020, before we knew that our world was about to become a radically different place. A lot of these songs were born from a place of wondering how we’d fit into 2020 and beyond, both as adults in our 30s as well as a band that’s a decade into our existence.”

Check out the EP Cover Art, Tracklisting, Stream of the lead single, ‘Obsolete’ and Pre-Order options below.

01.) Timeless
02.) Obsolete
03.) Anchor

Pre-Order options are available via Amazon and Itunes.

Captives Announce Signing To Sharptone Records, Release New Single

UK based newcomers Captives announced earlier this week that they had signed to SharpTone Records for the release of their debut album, which will be coming in 2021. Today the band release a brand new, standalone single to tide fans over until further news of the full length can be revealed.

Vocalist Matt Flood explains the new single Glass Heart speaks about the fraudulence of our own sanity, self worth & pride; caused by the fractures and cracks in toxic relationships and friendships.

We should not make one another feel like lesser people, nor should we let the toxicity of love and the need to be loved obstruct our vision of our own feelings and what’s important to us.

From questioning the sincerity and reasoning of the person before you, to subconsciously doubting your own gut feelings and second guessing yourself. ‘We should know better’ than to let the actions of another dictate our self worth.

We wrote this song to bring ourselves to our own attention; to realise that while we all have weakness like our glass hearts, we can also see that we are stronger than we’re perceived.”

Bleeding Through Begin Recording Upcoming Ninth Record

The Metalcore fave’s Bleeding Through have announced they’re back in the studio.

The band are recording what will be their ninth full-length record.

The band confirmed the news via Instagram where they’re working with Mick Kenney (Motionless In White, Carnifex) as producer.

More details on the band’s upcoming studio record will be confirmed as they develop.