Saturday, 6 February 2016
DREAMERS debut new EP "You Are Here" streaming now on Billboard
Welcome to DREAMERS universe: you are invited to experience this Brooklyn-birthed band’s iridescent grunge-pop sound that will attack your senses and take you on an emotional odyssey of nostalgia and wonder.
They first launched their infectious tracks into the world with their independently released self-titled debut EP, with their breakout single "Wolves (You Got Me)" quickly landing in rotation on Sirius XM's Alt Nation.
DREAMERS recently released a new track "Shooting Shadows" via Fairfax Recordings -- a brilliantly burning anthem of love, hate and brooding malcontent boiling over into a hot mess, exclusively on THE FADER. The band quickly followed with their infectious new single, "DRUGS," an anthem for the modern ages that touches on our addiction to social media. Now, the Brooklyn-now-LA based three-piece arrive with "You Are Here" EP, co-produced by Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros, Cold War Kids).
"This was a dream come true for us, as [Fairfax] is the studio where some of our favorite artists recorded: Tom Petty, Neil Young, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, and so many others," guitarist/vocalist Nick Wold tells Billboard. "The last year and a half has been a surreal journey, from a self induced houselessness, living in a practice space in Brooklyn for 2 years, to circling the US four times in a small van, seeing countless cities and meeting incredible people everywhere we went. It gave us a new perspective as a band, and we finally left our comfort zone to embrace movement and change. 'You Are Here' is a blurred culmination of all our strange influences and varied experiences. I guess you could call it our dreams."
Catch their electric live show (which saw them open for the likes of Young Rising Sons and Atlas Genius) as they tour with with Arkells and Brazilian Girls.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
selected dates w/ Brazilian Girls and Arkells and Karma Killers
1/28: Calgary, Alberta @ Flames Central ‘ 1/29: Calgary, Alberta @ Flames Central ‘ 1/30: Edmonton, Alberta @ Shaw Conference Center ‘ 2/1: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ‘ 2/2: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ‘ 2/10: Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown ~ 2/11: Dallas, TX @ Dada ~ 2/12: Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage ~ 3/10: West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy ' 3/12: San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room at House of Blues ‘ 3/14: Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ‘ 3/22: New Orleans, LA @ Parish Room at House of Blues ‘ 3/23: Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory ‘ 3/24: Washington DC – Black Cat (Side Room) ‘ 3/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory ‘ 3/28: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair ‘ 3/29: Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy ‘ 3/30: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop ‘ 3/31: Columbus, OH @ The Basement ‘ 4/1: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ‘ 4/2: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room ‘ 4/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ‘ 4/7: Portland, CO @ Holocene ' 4/9: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall '
~ w. Brazilian Girls
‘ w. Arkells and Karma Killers
Photo by Steve Gullick
Currently working on new material for the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed Phantom Radio album, MARK LANEGAN has announced news of an extensive tour of acoustic performances in intimate venues throughout Europe. The tour begins in the UK in April before moving on to most major European cities throughout May. Support on the tour comes from his labelmate, collaborator and kindred spirit DUKE GARWOOD. Upcoming live info below:
Tuesday 19th April – Manchester – Cathedral, UK Wednesday 20th April – York - Opera House, UK Thursday 21st April – Glasgow - ABC, UK Friday 22nd April - Aberdeen - TBC, UK Saturday 23rd April – Gateshead - age 2, UK Monday 25th April – Belfast – Empire, UK Tuesday 26th April – Dublin – Academy, IRELAND Wednesday 27th April – Dublin – Academy, IRELAND Friday 29th April – Bristol - St Georges Church, UK Saturday 30th April - Brighton - St Georges Church, UK Sunday 1st April – Leeds - City Varieties, UK Monday 2nd April – Birmingham - Glee Club, UK Tuesday 3rd April – London - Union Chapel, UK Wednesday 4th April – Lille - Le Splendid, FRANCE Friday 6th April – Tilburg – 013, NETHERLANDS Saturday 7th April – Utrecht - Tivoli Hertz, NETHERLANDS Monday 9th May – Paris – Alhambra, FRANCE Tuesday 10th May – Cologne – Kulturkirche, GERMANY Wednesday 11th May – Ghent – NTGnent, BELGIUM Thursday 12th May - Ghent – NTGnent, BELGIUM Saturday 14th May – Oslo - Storsalen, Chateau Neuf, NORWAY Sunday 15th May – Stockholm - Cirkus, Skandia:Scenen, SWEDEN Monday 16th May – Malmo - Slagthuset Teatern, SWEDEN Tuesday 17th May – Hamburg - Übel + Gefährlich, GERMANY Wednesday 18th May – Berlin – Passionkirche, GERMANY Thursday 19th May – Prague - Lucerna Music Bar, CZECH REPUBLIC Saturday 21st May - St Gallen – Palace, SWITZERLAND Sunday 22nd May – Bologna - Teatro Antoniano, ITALY Monday 23rd May – Prato - Teatro Metastasio, ITALY Tuesday 24th May – Milan – Fabrique, ITALY Wednesday 25th May - Madrid - Teatro Lara, SPAIN Thursday 26th May - San Sebastian - Teatro Muicipal, SPAIN Saturday 28th May - La Coruna - Teatro Rosalia, SPAIN Sunday 29th May – Braga - Theatro Circo, PORTUGAL Monday 30th May - Lisbon - Cinema Sao Jorge, PORTUGAL
Critical acclaim for Phantom Radio, released late 2013 on Flooded Soil / Heavenly Recordings.
"Mark Lanegan deserves elevation to the front rank of modern rock artists and Phantom Radio may be the album to finally force that shift in public percetion. Unlike most gothic pop, Lanegan's art is not a matter of fashion or mascara: it's a genuine cri du coeur, as rare and beautiful as anything in music" The Independent – 5 Stars ***** (Album Of The Week)
"It's fantastic, these unfamiliar surroundings – be it the Moroderesque shimmer of Floor Of The Ocean or the imperial synths of Waltzing In Blue – lending Lanegan's songs a fresh new bite. A brave inspired step into the unknown." MOJO – 4 Stars ****
"That ancient-sounding voice, seemingly hewn from rock's substrata, has always worked as a drone in its own right, and here it's matched by keyboards that shimmer behind, as if Lee Hazlewood were performing early-80s New Order." Q – 4 Stars ****
"A beautiful set that balances Lanegan's ongoing love of blues and folk with further explorations of the electronic terrain he explored on 2012's Blues Funeral" Uncut – 8/10
"Depite writing much of Phantom Radio on a phone app called Funk Box, Mark Lanegan boasts a melodic elegance more commonly associated with a classical orchestra… A graceful record that brings out the very best in the gruff veteran." NME – 8/10
"A career highlight… The Superb 'Floor Of The Ocean' could be the Sisters Of Mercy covering Joy Division, while 'Torn Red Heart' might be the most beautiful love song Lanegan has ever recorded" The Guardian – 4 Stars ****
"Lanegan carries his burdens with conviction and deceptive range. 'Floor Of The Ocean' is a synth-blues beauty, while the gorgeous post-punk hymnal 'Torn Red Heart', spotlights his timeless way with rueful songs of bruised fatalism." The Independent On Sunday – 4 Stars ****
"Mark Lanegan focuses his latest album around his love of krautrock and British post-punk… Phantom Radio proves that there's not just mileage left in him still, but that he's going to lead us to many more places yet." DIY – 4 Stars ****
"These songs are compelling, bleak, bruising and brilliantly realised… A compelling return." The Sun – 4 Stars ****
"Phantom Radio builds on the electro leanings of 2012's Blues Funeral, taking us back to the gloomier bits of the 1980s, with the transitional Joy Division/New Order a reference point… Long-time fans will lap up Torn Red Heart, the prettiest thing he has created outside of his Isobel Campbell collaborations" The Sunday Times (Album Of The Week)
"His voice, if anything, is getting better with age – grittier by the year and more soulful… There's no faking this kind of quality." Classic Rock – 8/10
"Rich in blood, sweat and atmospherics… With no sign of any creative let-up as he approaches his 50th birthday, its time to tune in and feel the spirit" The Mirror – 4 Stars ****
Punk legends CHELSEA have announced dates to celebrate their 40th anniversary and to promote their upcoming 3 ‘ANTHOLOGY’ Box set releases on Westworld Recordings.
They kick off in Brighton on April 22, 2016 on the first leg of a massive European jaunt. More dates to be announced soon.
22nd BRIGHTON – Prince Albert 23rd LONDON – Garage 29th YORK – Fibbers 30th PRESTON – Continental.
5th DONCASTER – The Woolpack 6th WARSOP – Black Market 7th CHESTERFIELD – TBC 13th BRISTOL – Louisiana 14th NORWICH – Waterfront Studio 18th SCARBOROUGH – Corporation Club 19th GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks 20th EDINBURGH – Citrus Club 21st ABERDEEN – Krakatoa 22nd MIDDLESBOROUGH – Westgarth SC
And, released on April 15, 2016 is a massive part of the bands legacy in the form of three box sets each featuring three discs:
Anthology Vol. 1
"Anthology Vol.1" includes three classic albums "Chelsea" (1979), "Alternative Hits" (1980) and "Evacuate" (1982). This era produced some of the bands most iconic work to date, releasing multiple charting singles including "Right to Work", Chelsea's debut single which was included in Mojo magazine's list of the best punk rock singles of all time.
Anthology Vol. 2
"Anthology Vol. 2" includes three more classics "Original Sinners" (1985), "Rocks Off" (1986) and "Underwraps" (1989). By the early 1980's Chelsea had already etched their names into punk history by hitting the indie charts multiple times and performing alongside bands such as The Clash, Specials, The Fall, The Police and The UK Subs.
Anthology Vol. 3
"Anthology Vol. 3" includes another hat trick of winners "The Alternative" (1993), "Traitors Gate" (1994) and "Faster Cheaper And Better Looking" (2005). This triple CD set is the third installment of a three-part anthology that includes the bands most highly regarded and iconic work to date. It is an absolute must have for fans of the band and fans of the punk genre in general. 2016 marks 40 years since Chelsea formed, proof that they have stood the test of time and that great punk never dies.
Killswitch Engage have released the brand new single and video “Hate By Design” from their upcoming seventh album Incarnate, out March 11th on Roadrunner Records. “Hate By Design” follows the well-received first song “Strength of the Mind.”
Watch the McFarland and Pecci-directed video for “Hate By Design” here.
The band has also shared the track listing for Incarnate, which is posted below. The deluxe edition features expanded packaging and three bonus tracks. The deluxe version will be available exclusively at Best Buy, killswitchengage.com, and all digital retailers.
Incarnate, which was selected by Rolling Stone as one of the most anticipated metal releases of 2016, is now available for pre-order at killswitchengage.com and iTunes. You can also head directly to the Roadrunner Records UK webstore where you can get exclusive t-shirt + CD bundles and poster + CD bundles.
INCARNATE TRACK LISTING:
1. Alone I Stand 2. Hate By Design 3. Cut Me Loose 4. Strength of the Mind 5. Just Let Go 6. Embrace the Journey… Upraised 7. Quiet Distress 8. Until the Day 9. It Falls on Me 10. The Great Deceit 11. We Carry On 12. Ascension
13. Reignite 14. Triumph Through Tragedy 15. Loyalty
Brisbane metal destroyers AVERSIONS CROWN have released had their new digital single "Erebus" available via iTunes.
Fans can also check the visualizer / lyric video, here:
“’Erebus’ is the first taste of what's to come from AVERSIONS CROWN in 2016,” comments guitarist Chris Cougan. “We've written over 20 songs for our next record, we're really excited about Mark's vocals, he is killing it. We couldn't wait to share some of it with you so head bang to 'Erebus' and we'll see you on the road soon with more new music!” 'Erebus' will appear on Aversions Crown’s next monstrous slab of brutality, which they will be tracking this month. The new year is set to get even more oppressive as the band delve further into their extraterrestrial dystopian nightmare.
The band’s latest album, Tyrant, was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane’s summer with THY ART IS MURDER’s Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, CARNIFEX) of Audio Hammer mixing. With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage AVERSIONS CROWN churn out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or the coming invasion. The striking artwork was created by Swedish visionary Pär Olofsson, who has worked with acts like PSYCROPTIC, ABORTED, ABYSMAL DAWN, and THE FACELESS. Watch the music video for “Earth Sterilizer” as well as “Hollow Planet,” “Vectors,” and “The Glass Sentiment” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.
About AVERSIONS CROWN:
Formed in 2010 in Queensland’s Brisbane - the same sunny stretch of Australian coastline that spawned PORTAL and THE AMITY AFFLICTION - AVERSIONS CROWN developed their pummeling blend of mechanized brutality and haunting atmospherics by utilizing three guitarists brandishing 8-string guitars. Appearing live as a wall of muscle, guitars and flailing hair, the band have logged serious road miles across Australia, Europe, and the U.K. with acts like THY ART IS MURDER, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OCEANO, ALL SHALL PERISH, and CATTLE DECAPITATION. They’ve also appeared on Warped Tour.
Swedish post-metal high flyers, PORT NOIR, will release their eagerly awaited second full-length opus on April 1st, 2016 via Century Media Records (World excl. North America & Nordic) and Razzia Notes (Nordic). The album is entitled 'Any Way The Wind Carries' and contains twelve brand-new tracks.
The band comments on 'Any Way The Wind Carries':
"Ever since the release of 'Puls', we've been writing and recording new material, trying to develop the current sound and find new ways to express our feelings via music. We really tried hard to find the perfect arrangements for the songs, in length, in melodies, harmonies and instruments. Everything. What we tried the most was to get to the point in our songs more quickly, so the listeners get a point of what they're listening to before getting bored of a 2 minute long intro.
We also opened our doors to synthesizers this time. During the process of writing material for the album, we were heavily inspired by 80's film music and other electronic music. We tried to integrate that vibe into our compositions, and you'll hear some of that on the album."
Recording duties were handled by Daniel Bergstrand in Mijas, a small mountain village in southern Spain. The album was mastered by George Nerantzis and the artwork was designed by PORT NOIR themselves.
'Any Way The Wind Carries' will be available as Jewelcase CD, LP+CD & digital album.
'Any Way The Wind Carries' track-list:
01. Any Way The Wind Carries 02. Earth 03. Vous Et Nous 04. Black From The Ink 05. Onyx 06. Diamond 07. Beyond The Pale 08. Fur,Rye 09. Exile 10. The Sleep 11. Come What May 12. The Oak Crown
PORT NOIR is:
Andreas Wiberg Love Andersson Andreas Hollstrand
IGNITOR, the Austin, Texas based classic heavy metal band has announced the first four shows of 2016.
Vocalist Jason McMaster has checked in with the following comment:
"We have been writing and recording some new songs, of which a few of them we are looking forward to playing at these upcoming shows that have been long overdue. These confirmed dates will also be used to showcase our new band line up that features Robert Williams(Witches Mark) on Guitar and Billy "Chainsaw" Dansfield (Agony Column) on Bass.
March 5 - The Sidewinder - Austin, Texas (Dead Earth Politics and Force Fed)
March 18 - The Acadia - Houston, Texas (Cage, Aska, and Matrekis)
April 16 - Kapones - Hellfest IV - San Antonio, Texas (Grim Reaper, Helstar, Isolaydead)
May 6 - Reggie's Rock Club - Ragnarokkr Fest 2016 - Chicago, Illinois (Tygers of Pan Tang, Jag Panzer and others)
Dutch poly-rhythmic metallers TEXTURES will release the first of their forthcoming two albums, Phenotype, Friday February 5th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. In continuation with their series of album trailers, the band have just posted the second track trailer for Phenotype:
Textures released the official video for 'Shaping A Single Grain Of Sand' last week, which can be viewed here:
Phenotype, a 60-minute song-based album, presents an eclectic overview of what modern metal offers while preserving the catchy, innovative and progressive songs that TEXTURES represent. The new virtuosos Uri Dijk (synth) and Joe Tal (guitar) deliver a new, harmonic vibe to the mature TEXTURES sound. The new album is part one of the musical diptych, with the second album entitled Genotype scheduled for release in 2017.
Phenotype track list:
1. Oceans Collide 2. New Horizons 3. Shaping A Single Grain Of Sand 4. Illuminate The Trail 5. Meander 6. Erosion 7. The Fourth Prime 8. Zman 9. Timeless
Pre-order the album (inc signed insert) HERE