After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year,the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022.
Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…
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There’s massive news in the UK Albums Chart this week as both The Pretty Reckless and Pale Waves have reached places in the Top 10!
This Friday, it was revealed that The Pretty Reckless’s latest full length record, ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ debuted at the No.06 position, which equals their previous best when their debut record, ‘Light Me Up’ was in that position in 2010.
For Pale Waves, their record, ‘Who Am I?’ debuted at No.03 which is the best debut they received as a band to date! Their debut record, ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ debuted at No.08 in 2018.
In addition to all this record news, Foo Fighters latest record ‘Medicine At Midnight’ kept in the top 10 at No.02.
That’s a massive week in the world of rock and plenty of reason to celebrate!
Check out The Pretty Reckless’s track, ’25’ below.
And here’s the latest music video for Pale Waves in ‘Fall To Pieces’.
After releasing the track ‘And So It Went’ a few weeks ago, there’s a brand new music video for the track!
It’s a bit of a weird dark video but one visceral that brings to mind images reminiscent of the world at the moment and to clarify those aren’t the shots of the band.
Vocalist Taylor Momsen had this to say about the track:
“The world has been in such a state of civil unrest. ‘And So It Went’ basically comes from that vision. As a songwriter, I feel like I’m not here to preach. I use music to observe and communicate what I see around me. This song felt like the perfect storm for Tom Morello to join in and rip the sound waves apart with his guitar. It was more than a pleasure having him add his unique and defining sound to the song.”
And Tom Morello, who appears on the track, had this to add:
“I got to perform with Taylor Momsen at the Chris Cornell memorial show. We rocked ‘Loud Love’ and she nailed it — no easy task. Thank goodness she and her band continue to fly the flag for rock ‘n’ roll in a mighty way.”
Check out the music video below.
The Pretty Reckless’s latest record ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ is set to be released February 12th 2021 via Fearless Records.
Pre-order links for the record are available via the following link.
The Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen has given her thoughts on the gender divide within the rock industry, explaining that music should be judged “simply on what’s the best”.
The Pretty Reckless are set to release their fourth studio album ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ on February 12 and have already released tracks as, ‘Broomsticks’, ’25’ and the Tom Morello-featuring ‘And So It Went’.
During a new interview with The Forty-Five, frontwoman Momsen was asked about the latter single as well as the forthcoming song ‘Witches Burn’ – both of which deal with being heard among the male-dominated rock scene.
Asked if there were any personal situations she wishes she could change, the singer said that she has “certainly had my fair share of fucked-up encounters, but I wouldn’t generalise it as ‘that’s the way it is’.”
Momsen continued: “People have been telling me for years that there is misogyny and sexism in music. I think the older I’ve gotten, the more I can look back on certain situations… Maybe someone said something to me that I took as a compliment at the time, and I look back and realise that it was a misogynistic comment that wouldn’t be considered PC now, but I never felt that in an aggressive way.”
She went on to say that her musical “idols” were male but explained “it’s just because they wrote the best songs”.
“I grew up worshipping John Lennon and TheBeatles, and ChrisCornell and Soundgarden – it’s not because of what was going on in their pants, it’s because I connected to what they were saying and what they were emoting.
“You should judge music simply on what’s the best song/who’s the best singer. That should have nothing to do with your sex or gender… Good people are good people, and good musicians are good musicians — it’s as basic as that.”
The Pretty Reckless are grinding through their new material with the latest track gives us a look at their collaboration with Tom Morello.
They sound a lot heavier than their older material and it just sounds so powerfully beautiful to say that they’re a defiant band plus, Tom Morello’s solo is just welcomed here to the point it takes the track up a notch or ten.
This is one track you’re not going to forget soon. Get this on repeat.
‘Death By Rock And Roll’ is set to be released on February 12th via
It’s finally been announced! The Pretty Reckless’s upcoming record has a release date and we have all the details to go with it!
The upcoming release, ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ is set to drop on February 12th 2021 via Fearless Records!
In addition to this, the band are releasing a new track off the aforementioned record, ’25’ this Friday 13th.
Momsen has revealed several guests that will appear on the album, including Soundgarden’s KimThayil and Matt Cameron, and Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage’s Tom Morello.
Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and Pre-Order options below.
01. Death By Rock And Roll 02. Only Love Can Save Me Now featuring Matt Cameron & Kim Thayil 03. And So It Went featuring Tom Morello 04. 25 05. My Bones 06. Got So High 07. Broomsticks 08. Witches Burn 09. Standing At The Wall 10. Turning Gold 11. Rock And Roll Heaven 12. Harley Darling
Check out the title track, ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ below.
And you can view ‘Broomsticks’ below.
At the time of writing I have found no pre-order links but you can pre-save the record via the following link.
Happy spooky season everyone and 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 British Singer / Songwriter Charlie Simpson whom you might know from the bands Busted and/or Fightstar. He’s released his first solo track since his 2016 record, ‘Little Hands’.
Starting this weeks roundup off is the fantastic track, ‘I See You’.
Please note at the time of writing in preparation for this weeks list, there is no indication yet if this track will feature on a yet to be announced EP or Record.
Now we move onto the New York alternative pop band Eighty Ninety which consists of brothers Abner (vocals, production) and Harper (guitar, production) James — share their new singe, “Better as Friends”. Following the brothers’ previous release “Happier,” “Better as Friends” is the second single from Eighty Ninety’s forthcoming sophomore EP. The EP was created in collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Gian Stone (Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Dua Lipa).
Both cinematic and intimate, “Better as Friends” is a dreamy mix of contemporary pop and hazy chillwave production propelled by a driving pulse that culminates in a yearning, widescreen chorus complete with soaring melodies, lush arrangements and the band’s distinctive guitar work. As with all of Eighty Ninety’s tracks, “Better as Friends” uses deeply personal lyrics to connect with universal themes and feelings, exploring the powerful pull to stay connected with someone you once loved despite how painful it can be. “It’s about the desire to live in the past rather than face the end, and how loving someone can mean wanting the best for them even if that no longer includes you,” Abner and Harper write.
The NYC based duo’s songs fuse intimate storytelling, sticky melodies, and minimalist pop productions built on acoustic instruments and electronic sounds in a style they call “808s and telecasters” — a shorthand for both their music and their anything-goes mentality in the studio. “We let the emotional arc of the song, rather than any set of genre conventions, lead us to instruments and sounds,” the brothers say of their process.
Now we have the exciting, effervescent Maggie Cassidy, a British band with a fresh, pop-fuelled edge, blending filthy guitars with irresistible choruses to deliver a rare concoction of boyband punk.
The playful tongue-in-cheek track ‘D.E.A.D!’ is about feeling dead inside from staring at screens all day like a zombie, without human interaction. “Given the last six months EVERYONE is more familiar with that feeling than ever,” says guitarist Jan-Erik Barnegren.
“There’s genuine feeling at the heart of the song, but there’s also an element of us poking fun at those emo tropes that really glamourise the macabre (which also comes across in the music video),” adds vocalist Jamie Coupe. “As an emo band we love that about the genre, but sometimes you have to poke your head up from out under it all and not take yourselves too seriously.”
In additional exciting news, the band have also announced that they will be back in the studio with Seb Barlow (Neck Deep) in November to record the follow-up to their recently released debut EP, ‘Life Is Beautiful’.
Check out their track ‘D.E.A.D’, which arrives just in time for halloween tomorow!
Diving further into the spooky, we have Scranton’s very own Motionless In White where ‘Creatures X: To The Grave’, a tip to their ongoing tenth anniversary celebrations of their debut album, ‘Creatures’.
Chris Motionless (Vocals) says:
“After ten years of the most insane highs and lows that a band can experience, we are so proud to hit such a milestone as a record having its 10th anniversary. We wanted to do something special to celebrate, so we decided to throw it back with a very ‘Creatures’ inspired track that includes some of the very same keyboard sounds and guitar riff styles that are found on that record, as well as many callback lyrics and themes to the original ‘Creatures’ song. It’s been a very interesting year for everyone, but we’re happy to have found cool ways to still give fans something to hold on to throughout. Hope everyone enjoys this one. Happy Halloween.”
And lastly, The Pretty Reckless have been pretty quiet as of late, until now.
Their latest track, ‘Broomsticks’ arrived in the middle of the band teasing what is going to be their new record, which will be made with Century Media Records.
“When we first heard the new album, ‘Death By Rock And Roll’, we were very excited,” says the band’s manager, David Sonenberg. “We couldn’t wait to play it to record labels. We took a ton of meetings and received offers from a broad range of labels. But it quickly became apparent that Century Media was the right partner for us. They shared our passion and enthusiasm for what we believe will be a breakthrough album for The Pretty Reckless. So, here’s to our new partnership with Century Media! And long live Rock and Roll!!!”
And that’s it for another week of a countdown 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!
Previously stated as not knowing when The Pretty Reckless’s long awaited upcoming new record, ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ will be released into the world, don’t be excited if you think you’re getting it in 2020.
Though Momsen promised new music is on the way, when asked on the Daryyl Talks To Bands podcast,
“The album is still coming in 2021, right?” she responds, “It is. It is a very weird thing to be releasing music right now. It’s always a bit nerve-wracking to put music out into the world at any time, but certainly releasing music in these very unprecedented times is a bit scary.”
She continues: “It’s very weird to release music and not be able to back it up with a tour – the circle doesn’t feel complete until you get to play the songs live.
“…I think we’re doing the same thing that a lot of bands are doing – we’re just kind of waiting and observing and trying to see where this is gonna go; these are such unprecedented times. So it’s kind of a little bit of a waiting game right now, so we don’t have a specific release date. But I couldn’t wait forever to put out music, hence the first single. We continued with that plan.”
Excitingly, though, Taylor adds: “And there’s gonna be many more singles before the full album, so there’s gonna be much more music coming your way – just not the full shebang till a little bit later.”
Though we know is so up-in-the-air at the moment, one thing we do already know is that Death By Rock And Roll is set to feature some pretty epic and larger than life guests on the release: Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil on the song Only Love Can Save Me Now, and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello on a track titled And So It Went.
You can listen to Taylor Momsen’s interview below.
Download Festival 2020 isn’t going to be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the organisers of the event have announced the line-up for a virtual weekender that’s set to take place!
The Download TV Weekend will take place on the same days as the cancelled dates (Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020) and will feature some artists who were scheduled to play this year.
It’s all taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel, where the three days will be divided into a day and evening schedule, with the evening boasting two to three hours featuring performances from your favourite artists.
It will feature special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and loads more!
Keeping with the 2020 lineup, there will be Kiss’s 2015 Download Festival available to watch on the Friday night.
Iron Maiden have the top billing band on Saturday evening where they will have a special set of archive performances as well as snippets from the Legacy Of The Beast tour.
System Of A Down will bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday with footage from three of their previous performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017.
Other acts confirmed are Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Deftones, The Darkness, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides and Poppy.
There’s also going going to be cookalongs which will act as the daytime activities where MasterChef’s Simon Wood, Vegan stars BOSH, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more.
People who will be watching are encouraged to erect tents in their homes, dress as your rock idols and send in photos and videos using the hashtag #DOWNLOADTV.
Below you will find a full list of the lineup.
The full list of bands on the Download TV line-up are: