Brisbane, Australia’s STEPSON released Help Me, Help Youworldwide 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 Youtrack 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
Melbourne newcomers to the scene Stuck Out have announced the details of their upcoming EP, ‘Lie Through The Teeth’, which is set to be released on December 18th 2020 via SharpTone Record / Greyscale Records.
On the announcement, Josh Walker (Vocals) says:
“When we approached this EP, we wanted to create something that translated into our high energy live performances. This has resulted in an aggressive, powerful yet polished sound that we believe is our best release to date.”
Check out the Cover Art, Track Listing, Stream of the lead single, ‘Mindness’ as well as Pre-order options below.
Welsh Quartet Holding Absence have announced the details of their upcoming second record, ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’.
It’s set to be released on April 16th 2021 via SharpTone Records. Here’s what the band had to say on the record.
“This album is about telling stories that are presented through the lens of hindsight, regret and looking back. There are songs that celebrate life when faced with death, and others that speak to the choices we make about how we live our lives. The fear of love, newfound respect for life and the covering up of depression are all subjects that rear their head. ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’ exercises emotion in many ways, and that was an important thing for us to do, because emotion isn’t rigid – it’s not just love or joy or sadness – it’s a lot of things.”
You can check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting, Stream of their new single ‘Beyond Belief’ as well as Pre-Order options.
01.) Awake 02.) Celebration Song 03.) Curse Me With Your Kiss 04.) Afterlife 05.) Drugs And Love 06.) In Circles 07.) nomoreroses 08.) Beyond Belief 09.) Die Alone (In Your Lover’s Arms) 10.) phantoms 11.) Mourning Song 12.) The Greatest Mistake Of My Life 13.) An Apology Note