After charting on #2 on the German album charts with their seventh studio album, Not The End Of The Road, in January, German rock sensations KISSIN’ DYNAMITE will finally embark to a German tour to celebrate their new album.
In conjunction with this announcement, the five-piece have released a new single taken from Not The End Of The Road, entitled “Only The Dead” – a smashing hymn luring with the addictive vocal textures of singer Hannes Braun accenting their high-voltage stadium rock sound. The song gets you in the perfect mood for big stages and chanting crowds! With “Only The Dead”, the band picks up where they left off at the #3 spot on the German Rock Radio Airplay Charts, achieved with their previous single “Not The End Of The Road”, which stayed in the top 10 for weeks.
KISSIN’ DYNAMITE on the single: “‘Only The Dead can be free from sorrow’ is a sarcastic truth: No matter how much you care about your mental health, in the end we’re only humans and literally can´t beat off ANY shit that comes our way. So the message to the people is quite simple: Don’t take everything so seriously all the time and don’t let it get too close to you. Just grin (like skeletons do) and you’ll feel better, no matter what is bothering you. Life is too short to be anxious and worried all the time. Start giving a shit!”
British pop-punk new comers Deadlock have released a video for their debut single ‘Deadweight’. Clocking in at just over 2 and a half minutes – the adrenaline fuelled and emotionally charged offering showcases a potent taste of things to come from the Norwich based outfit. The band who cite key influences such as Neck Deep, Roam, As It Is and Boston Manor.
Her latest single “Sad Boy” narrates being purely infatuated with a certain person, but eventually realising that you probably spent too much time fantasizing about them, rather than getting to know them in the real world. Lena confides, “It’s about a Sad boy I met last fall. He fascinated me. I think in great part because I simply didn’t understand him. At the time, I didn’t realize how greatly I had romanticized the idea of him. I still remember the times when we would text each other for hours like highschool kids and how it made me feel. Although, nothing about the idea I created of him in my head ended up being as great as who he was in reality. I often find things to be better in my imagination.”
“Sad Boy” was written the day Lena realized that this boy was going to be nothing but another disappointment. She explains, “I was in such a bad mood and it felt like no song could match the exact way I was feeling.” The reflective song sees Lena migrating into a more alternative pop sound, as she discovers new aspects of her own style. Showcasing her stunning falsetto vocals, this release reveals an entire new side to the artist than we have ever seen before. With simple instrumentation, her vocals soar atop delicate guitar arrangements, before kicking into an ardent percussion section.
Bring Me The Horizon have dropped a huge new single, ‘Strangers’.
Vocalist Oli Sykes had this to say about the track:
“The song came out of a long writing trip in LA, and as soon as the lyric ‘we’re just a room full of strangers’ came it took on such a deeper double meaning – how it would feel to be performing it live as that’s what it is.. all strangers connecting on this mad level.. and that it was like rehab..
Coming out of lockdown and the pandemic, everyone is recovering from something and I’m so aware that so many people struggle daily with differing traumas, and just wanted to stress that they’re not in this alone… and we’re a community here to help each other”
Ohio metalcore giants Miss May I reveal another new single from their upcoming seventh studio album ‘Curse Of Existence‘, due out via SharpTone Records on 2nd September.
On the new release, Levi Benton says: “‘Earth Shaker’ is our self description on the ones who are motivated to get themselves out of the ‘mayhem’ they are experiencing. Everyone out there has reached the breaking point where enough is enough and the time comes to make a change. Sometimes that change can make ripples in your life and redirect you to a new path, but its still forward and that’s what matters. Even when it feels like there is no where to go you can become an ‘Earth Shaker’ and make your own quake in your life.”
Femegades have dropped a new single with a melodic punk twist in the form of ‘Speechless’.
This acts as a taste of their debut EP, ‘Pornsick’ and it’s a hell of a track which introduces them to new fans.
Written in collaboration with Gemma Aitchison of Yes Matters UK, the song is an urgent slice of punk rock that couldn’t feel more vital, or more timely given recent articles in the news. And with previous EP Pornsick tackling such vital themes as women subjected to male violence and narratives surrounding consent head-on, it’s a fitting progression for the four-piece, who are using the EP to push both the boundaries, and their ethos, even further, all the while providing a voice to those who might not otherwise have one.
Following the success of his debut EP released through Loud Era Records, Louis Attillio Vigorito, better known as Louyah has released his latest single “Peter Pan”.
“Peter Pan” encapsulates Louyah’s ambition to live a life where you are unapologetically yourself. He states, “Peter Pan is honestly a shot at the labels. I’ve been ducked/pushed and always set back as an artist. I’ll never let anyone judge me for what I am and who I’m supposed to be. It’s fine they don’t want the music now. I’ll keep pushing and making my dreams come true!”
“My influences are the ones who surround me” states Louyah, however Young Pwavy, Kevin Boris, Gervs, Dakun and Nick Zullo are up there when it comes to musical inspiration. Having already racked up an impressive array of streams, and social media engagement hitting the millions, we are sure to see even greater things from Louyah in the coming months. Receiving over 9000 pre-saves in one weekend alone, “Peter Pan” is sure to be a hit with fans.
Today, singer-songwriter ROSIE returns with her new single, “Something I Hate,” out on Arista Records.
“Something I Hate” is a hauntingly beautiful ballad about trying to overcome lifelong insecurities. ROSIE elaborates on the powerful meaning behind the song: “Creating ‘Something I Hate’ was such a painful yet cathartic experience for me. I’ve always tried to write about what scares me, but speaking on such deep-rooted insecurities such as body dysmorphia and eating disorders was truly terrifying. I hope this song reaches every single person who needs to hear it and that it helps to heal others the way creating it has healed me.”
Los Angeles-based vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cassie Marin shares her new single, “Floating.” Pairing sparse, bubbling synth-pop beats with Cassie’s signature saccharine vocals, “Floating” is the ultimate dreamy summer pop tune. With her much-anticipated album on the horizon, this new single continues her impressive streak of irresistible electro-pop anthems.
In a statement about “Floating,” Cassie writes: “‘Floating’ is all about coping with isolation and discovering beauty in the mundane. It embraces us when we find it difficult to relate to others, or when we feel like some alien creature that has fallen from the sky. It packs this celestial sense of liberation that, when I wrote it, got me out of questioning who I was and how I was supposed to feel about it. I was reminded that there is never anything wrong with being different. I hope to take my listeners to this place, into the freedom of the sky, floating, above all doubt and fear, embracing fully the present moment and all that we are.”
Constantly exploring new musical and visual dimensions, Cassie Marin has emerged as an avant-garde luminary in the left-of-center pop space. Heading into the release of her next album — due out this Summer — she has taken a propulsive leap with her songwriting, opening up about her most private battles and innermost thoughts. Instead of succumbing to self-indulgence and pity, she wields her hardships as a portal to empower and transform. The magic of her music exists in the layered meaning of each of her songs – beneath the infectious, rhythmic production lay inspiring and heartfelt life lessons. There is something new to discover with every listen.
Aussie Alt-Papers Eat Your Heart Out have shared the video of their latest track, ‘Down’.
“The lyrics were inspired by the idea of social media addiction, and specifically, when you’re comparing yourself to others or see a negative comment about yourself or your art from some random person on the Internet and you know you shouldn’t give it any weight, but sometimes, you do it anyway,” the band says, pulling back the curtain to reveal the song’s incredibly topical theme. “You always come out feeling worse, but it’s so easy to become addicted to the quick validation of social media.”
Furthermore, the band states, “We had a lot of fun recording ‘Down’ and experimenting with some different guitar sounds. As one of the heavier and rockier songs on the record, it is already one of our favorites to play live.”