Jaws The Shark shares scintillating new effort ‘Destroy the World’ (feat. Dinosaur Pile-Up), out today (August 23rd) via So Recordings (Deaf Havana, Enter Shikari, Placebo).
The solo project of London-based musician Olly Bailey, Jaws The Shark came out of the blocks fast in 2020 with the killer piece of garage rock ‘Demon Dream’, and the project has since seen significant support from key press champions such as Dork, The Independent and Gigwise, as well as multiple plays on the BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders) and BBC 6 Music (Shaun Keaveny, Huw Stephens) airwaves. The release of debut EP ‘Another Day In Paradise’ via cult indie label Nice Swan Records followed in 2021 alongside nationwide festival slots and support shows with the likes of Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Maine and The Wytches, putting Jaws The Shark in front of a wider audience. Now signed to So Recordings, a follow-up EP is imminent, ensuring Jaws The Shark’s presence within the musical landscape is primed to become even greater in the months to come.
Speaking ahead of his track release, the alt-rocker stated:“‘Destroy The World‘ is a song about how there has been a significant shift in the mood of the planet in recent times, in the age of the billionaire. The saying used to be ‘Save the world, get the girl’, but now in the current climate, it seems that the more of an arsehole you are, the more you seem to get rewarded for it. The world is run by only a handful of powerful people, and the decisions that they make largely only benefit themselves or those in similar positions of power.”
Produced by Larry Hibbitt (Nothing but Thieves, Don Broco, Sea Girls), Jaws The Shark’s‘Destroy The World’ (feat. Dinosaur Pile-Up) is out now via So Recordings and available on all digital platforms.
Liverpool-based four-piece CRAWLERS today share their new single. A snarling, searing alt-rock anthem fuelled by crunching riffs, spiky hooks and pummelling drums, ‘I Don’t Want It’ will cement the quartet’s reputation as the UK’s most exciting new band. The group’s third release on Polydor Records, ‘I Don’t Want It’ continues the thematic explorations of previous single of ‘Fuck Me (I Didn’t Know How To Say)’ as singer Holly Minto reflects on relationships, body image and the uncertainty of life in your early twenties.
Holly elaborates. “‘I Don’t Want It’ encompasses what it is like to be growing up in the current state of society and how it has affected the mental health of the modern generation from a 1st and 3rd perspective. I have a lot of unhealthy habits that I am very self-aware of, however they don’t seem to change and seem to manifest into worse problems which I try to ignore, this isn’t really my own issue either, so many of us are aware of our own self-destructive behaviours but we ignore them for the sake of it being easier than recovery. I think the song actually took fruition when my therapist said “you’re very self-aware, aren’t you?”. It’s very much a curse that we all, especially gen Z share. Maybe because self-deprecation has become such a normalised thing, which I hate but I can’t help but feed into. Writing it was a good way of me getting out a lot of behaviours I want to change about myself as well as critiquing other behaviours that society tends to normalise while growing up in your teens and early 20s. As soon as Amy sent me the riff I instantly knew I wanted to get these particular feelings out and create a song with the guys that sounds like the music I am listening to, especially when I am engaging in the behaviours mentioned in the lyrics, which has always been indie with a killer riff and a fat hook – kinda full circle in a way.”
Boxteles hail from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire and is comprised of Tom Bedford (vocals and guitar), Alex ‘Rex’ Richardson (bass), Ollie Harrison (guitar) and Oliver Perry (drums). Since their inception in 2018, they have all been heavily involved in the music business for years, giving them a birds-eye view of the ever-evolving industry and a clear vision of where the system no longer works.
Full of confidence, they now come into 2022 with arguably their heaviest track yet, in seminal release ‘Relevant’. Immediately hitting you with rip-roaring guitars and a singalong chorus line that will surely be a fan favourite at live shows, ‘Relevant’ is a flag in the ground; foundations laid ready to build sky-high.
‘Relevant’ is a huge statement of intent from the band that shows their versatility as musicians and songwriters. Incorporating a much more electronic sound, the song takes influence from a variety of sources producing a piece of music that can appeal to an eclectic range of musical tastes. The result is a massive sound that will carry for miles in what is a euphoric heavy rock single that demands your attention.
UK rock band Mellor have released their latest single, ‘Gargoyle Groove’.
The track is the first to be shared from their forthcoming album, Problematic Passions,which is set to be released on the 11th of November via Triple B Records. Notably, their previous EP, Dive into the Strange, reached #2 on the iTunes rock album chart and #3 on the Amazon Music rock album chart. The band has already earned over 3 million streams across platforms with publication support from Louder Than War, The Hype Magazine as well as radio coverage from BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy and BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson amongst others.
Speaking about the track, Mellor say: “We’ve been playing and developing this song even since before Covid. It was one of the tracks that certainly set the tone for the album. It’s about a psychiatrist who gets a kick out of making people think they’re more ill or insane than they really are. Which is about as dark and manipulative it gets. The thing we love most about this track is the whole verse is just pedalling one chord, but the variants and melody around it meant Gary didn’t have to do anything else, it sounded great.”
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.