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RADKEY RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘PARADE IT’

https://soundcloud.com/radkey-band/parade-it

www.radkey.net

Judging by their new music, Radkey seems more than prepared for the new chapter” -Noisey

With two rocking EP’s under their belt that received critical acclaim, alongside festival appearances and a sold out UK tour, Missouri punks Radkey have released a new track online today called ‘Parade It’.The catchy three minute tune tackles one of the seven deadly sins: envy. A feeling we all have to deal with when starting to make new relationships, as explained by Isaiah Radke:

It’s about seeing someone move on without you. About how deep you can get involved with someone, and just how badly it can backfire.”

The band spent a couple of weeks this winter in the McCall Sound Studios in Sheffield with producer Ross Orton, (Arctic Monkeys, Drenge, MIA, The Fall, Toddla T) where they crafted this track in the same sessions as their debut album that will be released later this year.

Until then, head to their merch store: http://Radkey.lnk.to/radkey-merch to pick up ‘Parade It’, or download from iTunes: http://Radkey.lnk.to/paradeit-itunes or Spotify:http://Radkey.lnk.to/paradeit-spotify.

Find Radkey at: 
www.radkey.net
www.facebook.com/radkeyband
www.twitter.com/RadkeyRock
www.instagram.com/radkeyrock

 

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Lila Rose – We.Animals. | April 20th – Lila Rose Music

 

Grumbling synths, the hulking death-waltz of percussion and electro-gothic strings all align to create something beautifully harrowing. – The Line of Best Fit

 

The Toronto-born, California-based singer-songwriter has grown up with two great passions in her life: music, and an interest in protecting our planet and the millions of creatures big and small that call it home. But with those loves have come pains as well. She was born with a form of hyperacusis, a sensitivity that makes some natural sounds unbearable, and some music even more intense to listen to. Too, there was the seeming indifference of a great many people to the plight of our environment.

 

Rose has already found a way to push back against her discomfort with sound to make some beautiful and challenging music. But she has long wanted to use that same fighting spirit to dare us humans to be better stewards of our planet with an album that vents her frustration and expresses her affection. What she wasn’t sure of was whether she could, which is why she sought the services of a clairvoyant, seeking the answer to whether it was time to bring this album to life.

 

“She said, ‘No, you have another album in you before the animal album,’” remembers Rose. “Well…she was wrong.”

 

It’s a tidy metaphor for Rose’s drive to make WE.ANIMALS. in the first place: rather than listen to the voice of a human, she decided to listen to the cries of our home planet and the  countless number of animal species that are endangered or extinct due to mans’ mistreatment and disregard. And what came out as a result are 11 songs which matche her dismay and distress with music that is loud, brash, and unavoidable.

 

Recorded at both a small studio in the woods outside Santa Cruz and at world famous Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, WE.ANIMALS. uses the music to reflect its thematic concerns as well. Rose and her producer/bandmate Daniel Garcia moved away from the electronic-based sound that marked her acclaimed 2012 albumHeart Machine, using mostly live instrumentation to complement the tone of the lyrics.

 

“Daniel helped me understand that I had some dark rock in my soul,” Rose says. “He definitely brought that out in me. That dark organic weird heavy sound like Nine Inch Nails, Tool, and Radiohead. We also definitely wanted to hold instruments in our hands as opposed to sitting in front of a computer.”

 

There are plenty of electronic elements – the thrumming drone of synths and some programmed beats – threaded throughout WE.ANIMALS. but what you’ll hear foremost are those big booming drums, the horns and strings, and Rose’s versatile, impassioned vocals.

 

Of course, Rose has been getting attention for her pointed lyrics and stirring voice since she started making music back in Toronto in the late ‘00s. But the majority of the raves have come since she relocated to California. It’s there that she was able to record her first EP (Osmos Your Sonica) and Heart Machine, as well as being named Best Bay Area Musician in 2014 by the East Bay Express.

 

As great as all this attention has been, Rose has bigger aims in mind, especially when WE.ANIMALS. is brought into the world this spring, and she is able to bring them to audiences on her upcoming tour, which kicks off in May.

 

“I want people to see the interconnectedness of all life,” she says. “I want the music to allow people to feel the expansiveness of their emotions, and to feel passionate and angry and inspired to make change in our lives for the greater scope of things.”

 

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QUIET LIONS Announce ‘No Illusions’ EP

Watch ‘The Wolves of The Capital’ Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUu30tXGGWw

‘Something uniquely inspiring’ –  8/10 RockSound
‘The best of Brighton’ – XYZ Magazine
‘Quiet Lions are just ACE!’ – BBC Radio 1 Introducing

“Destined for big things” – 7bitArcade

Brighton/London based quartet QUIET LIONS are pleased to announce their return with the new that they have been working on a new EP titled ‘No Illusions’ set for release later this year.

You can now watch the video for ‘The Wolves of The Capital’ – the first track to be taken from the release – here after its premiere with Kerrang! magazine yesterday:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUu30tXGGWw

Formed partially of members from previous Alcopop Records signing Jumping Ships, the four piece have been locked away writing tirelessly before recording the follow up to their 2014 debut ‘Surroundings’ in Sussex with Mark Williams (Lonely The Brave, Oceansize, Biffy Clyro).

“I wrote this song whilst working at a previous job; it’s basically written about my boss and his associates” explains front man Michael Williams “The company grew rapidly after the dissolution of several competitors, only for its growth to be ‘too quick’ which eventually led to its downfall. They preyed on the carcasses of the other companies, hiring people on false promises only to let them go when they had what they needed. They displayed a total lack of compassion and any humanistic qualities.”

“We’re hoping that a lot of people will be able to associate with the video for the track as it’s about workplace dynamics and we’ve all had a terrible boss or two.”

The video itself was directed by Dave Neale at Wild Stag Studio and was the result of a collaborative project between the band and crew who built the sets themselves, including the enormous black box which the two central characters break free from towards the climax of the video.

With a new record around the corner, fans can expect more of what made their debut 6 track EP ‘Surroundings’ an unabashed pleasure, notably the light and shade that make Quiet Lions so intriguing; a mix of soaring post-rock choruses, powerful Jeff Buckley-infused melodies and vocals, intricate guitar work and complex rhythms. The material on the new EP builds on their previous sound but this time focuses in on flawed characters and their downfalls – succumbing to delusions of grandeur, themes of control and responsibility, and examining the notions of narcissism and self-importance.

Always a band to wear their influences with pride, you can still pick out the clean soundscapes of Oceansize mixed with the dirtiness of Reuben and early Biffy Clyro, creating sprawling midnight fantasies that fans of Twin AtlanticManchester Orchestra and Sucioperro can sink blissfully into.

Further details on the ‘No Illusions’ EP to follow.

Live dates (more TBA): 

7th April – Old Blue Last, London w/ Samoans
15th April – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton w/ Glass City Vice
15th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
29th May – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton w/ Delta Sleep

QUIET LIONS are:

Michael Williams – Vocals/Guitar
Lukus Holmes – Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Rich Thorp – Vocals/Bass/Synth
Oli Austen – Vocals/Drums.

http://www.quietlions.com
http://www.twitter.com/quietlions
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“clinical yet inviting, synth-pop tinged with a hard metallic edge and a sci-fi gaze” Clash


Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Dom Morley presents his debut single, ‘In and Out’, under the moniker of V Pages, set for release on 13th April 2015.

Featuring the vocals of producer and singer Saint Saviour (Becky Jones), of Groove Armada fame, the track is an atmospheric and uplifting slice of electronica that allows her delicate timbre to shine through. Morley previously collaborated with Saint Saviour on her debut album – producing the track ‘Fallen Trees’, which was well-received in publications such as The Quietus and The Line of Best Fit.

A product that stemmed from his desire to recapture the feeling of hearing The Verve’s debut ‘Storm in Heaven’ for the first time, ‘In and Out’ is brimming with spacey synths and ethereal harmonies that are complemented by a dream-like accompanying video, soon to be revealed.

Dom says: “I wanted to hear something new that made me feel like ‘Storm In Heaven’. Unable to find it, I decided “it’s time to make my own record.””

Inspired in name by  Victoria Page, a character from the 1948 film ‘The Red Shoes’, V Pages (actually pronounced ‘Five Pages’) draws inspiration in sound from M83,ChvrchesSmashing Pumpkins’ first album, and Alessandro Cortini (a touring member of Nine Inch Nails).

Morley’s credentials can’t be doubted: as a producer and engineer, he has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Michael JacksonMick JaggerThe Police, Scott Walker and Mark Ronson, as well as with Amy Winehouse on ‘Back to Black’ – for which he was awarded his Grammy.

As well as working on a full album as V Pages, Morley also has collaborations in the pipeline with Solomon Grey, whose album ‘Selected Works’ was released last month, andINK, the electro-pop baby of Colin MacIntyre (of The Reindeer Section and Mull Historical Society fame), who Morley regularly produces tracks for. Already celebrated in his field and now set to make new waves, Morley’s talents seemingly know no bounds.

 

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LISTEN TO NEW DU BLONDE TRACK ‘MIND IS ON MY MIND’ FEATURING FUTURE ISLANDS’ SAMUEL T HERRING

TAKEN FROM THE NEW ALBUM ‘WELCOME BACK TO MILK’ OUT ON 18 MAY 2015 ON MUTE

JUNE UK TOUR INCLUDES 100 CLUB ON 4 JUNE


Photo by David Chavennes

Du Blonde has unveiled the latest track to be taken from her forthcoming album, Welcome Back To Milk, out on 18 May.

Listen to Mind Is On My Mind, featuring Samuel T Herring (Future Islands) here: http://po.st/DuBlondeMIOMMSC

Du Blonde explains, “I wrote ‘Mind Is On My Mind’ on the back of a motorbike riding down the Pacific Coast Highway in LA and had to remember it all the way from Topanga to Malibu. I was interested at the time in writing songs with no repeating sections, but rather a succession of acts. A couple of months later, Sam and I took a trip out to the desert and came back to LA to make some music. I played him the track and he got in the booth and ad-libbed his lyrics over the instrumentation. He was done in like one or two takes. When I was back in London I’d become obsessed with these Middle Eastern and Greek guitar scales and I added the lead guitar in the outro as a contrast to Sam’s vocals.”

Du Blonde is not a persona or a character, it’s Beth Jeans Houghton ripping it up and starting again. Welcome Back To Milk is the Newcastle-born and sometimes Californian based singer’s second album, but her debut as Du Blonde, and it’s a complete reinvention: new name, new sound, new band, new attitude – and attitude is the key word.

Where 2012’s debut Yours Truly Cellophane Nose threw everything at a song, Welcome Back To Milk strips everything back and is one massive release of pent up aggression, captured perfectly by producer and Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos. Heavy riffs, loud drums and vocal snarls contrast beautifully with poignant balladry and tenderness that fans of Houghton’s previous work will recognise.

DU BLONDE – UK TOUR

3 Jun – BRIGHTON GREEN DOOR STORE – http://po.st/DuBlondeBton
4 Jun – LONDON 100 CLUB – http://po.st/DuBlondeLondon
5 Jun – LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB – http://po.st/DuBlondeLeeds
6 Jun – BRISTOL LOUISIANA – http://po.st/DuBlondeBristol
7 Jun – NOTTINGHAM THE BODEGA – http://po.st/DuBlondeNHMan
9 Jun – MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE – http://po.st/DuBlondeNHMan
10 Jun – GLASGOW BROADCAST – http://po.st/DuBlondeGlas
11 Jun – NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY – http://po.st/DuBlondeNC
24 Jul – THIRSK, DEER SHED FESTIVAL – http://po.st/DuBlondeDeerShedFest

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Welcome Back To Milk is released 18 May on vinyl, CD, download and cassette. Special pre-order packages are available which include signed copies, various different artworks and Beth will even design you a tattoo for you if you want. Full list here:http://po.st/DuBlondeStore

Listen to My Mind Is On My Mind here:

YouTube: http://po.st/DuBlondeMIOMM
Soundcloud: http://po.st/DuBlondeMIOMMSC
Listen to Black Flag here: http://po.st/DuBlondeBlackFlag

Website: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeOnline
Facebook: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeFacebook
Instagram: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeITG
YouTube: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeYT
Twitter: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeTwitter
Soundcloud: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeSC
Tumblr: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeTB

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