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    • Clash DJ Mix - Serge Devant June 27, 2017
      A fresh, stylish selection from the Russian born porducer...Russian born and New York based Serge Devant is closely tied to Crosstown Rebels, and he serves up a scorching new mix ahead of his latest 12 for the label. The producer came of age in New York's labyrinthine club circuit in the 90s, before a serious snowboarding accident forced him to take tim […]
    • James Holden, Jon Hopkins, KT Tunstall For Howlin' Fling June 27, 2017
      Isle of Eigg bash returns...Scottish festival Howlin' Fling returns this summer, with sets from James Holden, Jon Hopkins, KT Tunstall and more. The event takes place on the Isle of Eigg, a remarkably self-contained community on the West Coast of Scotland. Running across the weekend of July 28th - 29th, Howlin' Fling is set to welcome some very spe […]
    • HAIM Prepare New 'Behind The Album' Documentary June 27, 2017
      Check out this new preview...HAIM have teased a new 'Behind The Album' documentary. The sisterly trio have buddied up with Apple Music to complete the documentary, set to air in full on July 14th. Following the band's new album 'HAIM' from its inception to the first live show at London's Islington Assembly Hall, it will contain […]
    • Premiere: Lando Chill - 'Break Them Shackles' June 27, 2017
      Drawing on the personal and the spiritual...Lando Chill has always had a literary side to his work. Aware of the power words can yield, the songwriter has always sculpted his songs to straddle the personal and the spiritual. Reading Paulo Coelho book The Alchemist, though, he was struck by the power of the art, and this in turn fuelled his new album 'Th […]
    • Lunice Announces Debut Album 'CCCLX' June 27, 2017
      Check out new song 'Distrust'...Lunice is set to release debut album 'CCCLX' on September 8th. The Montreal producer has kept fans waiting for his debut full length, having completed a slew of releases both as a solo artist and with TNGHT. 'CCCLX' ends the wait, with the album set to drop on September 8th via long time home Luck […]
    • iSpy: Clash Meets KYLE June 27, 2017
      An overnight success with deep roots in the underground...For many ‘iSpy’ was a sneak attack. The tongue-in-cheek hit by Californian rapper KYLE and hip-hop’s man of the moment Lil Yachty, seemingly exploded out of nowhere and took many by surprise when it found its way into the Billboard Top Ten. The song, about getting girls that don’t rack up Instagram li […]
    • Romare Showcases 'Come Close To Me' Live Session June 27, 2017
      Live show at London's KOKO announced...Romare has shared a fantastic live version of 'Come Close To Me'. The producer's dexterous, multifaceted live show has grown in strength over the past 12 months, rooted in the success of recent album 'Love Songs: Part Two'. Set to play a huge show at London's KOKO venue on November 11t […]
    • Pablo Nouvelle Remixes Rhys Lewis' 'Living In The City' June 27, 2017
      Check it out now...Pablo Nouvelle has a new project. It's pretty simple: "Every week a new song. Homage Tuesday is a collection of songs I wanted to put out before my next official release." The truth is, though, the weekly innovations go a little deeper. "It's a cleansing," he adds. "Not only of my hard-disk but also of my […]
    • Listen: Moses Sumney - 'Doomed' June 27, 2017
      Songwriter signs to Jagjaguwar...Moses Sumney has shared tender, pensive new cut 'Doomed'. The songwriter's graceful ascent has included some wonderful music, including last year's 'Lamentations' EP. A quite remarkable talent, Moses Sumney has penned a new deal with Jagjaguwar, with fresh material said to be incoming. New cut […]
    • Shawn Mendes Is The First Face Of Issue 104 June 27, 2017
      Order your copy now!If you thought that the summer couldn’t get any hotter, you were wrong. The new edition of Clash is set to make the season sizzle with four radiant cover stars - the first of whom, we can exclusively reveal, is Canadian teen sensation Shawn Mendes. In four years, Shawn Mendes has gone from posting clips of himself singing on Vine to scori […]
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    • REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) June 17, 2017
      Wednesday, June 14th at the Horseshoe Tavern: dance-punk at its finest REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • TWEET TO WIN: Passes to All Eyez on Me June 9, 2017
      ALL EYEZ ON ME is the epic story of Tupac Shakur, the legendary rapper, poet, actor, and revolutionary who sold more than 80 million albums worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists in history. TWEET TO WIN: Passes to All Eyez on Me by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • The Minotaurs Are Back With Their Fourth Album June 5, 2017
      Singer/ Songwriter Nathan Lawr talks to us about the new album AUM. The Minotaurs Are Back With Their Fourth Album by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Life is Good for Flogging Molly June 2, 2017
      The Celtic punk band is back and talks to us about their new album and the creative process behind Life is Good. Life is Good for Flogging Molly by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • VIDEO PREMIERE: Ferraro – Shake It Off June 2, 2017
      The “heirs” of Toronto’s Cameron House take us back to the 50s. VIDEO PREMIERE: Ferraro – Shake It Off by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Get Some Funk in Your Life. May 31, 2017
      Five Alarm Funk shares some insight into the band’s latest record, Sweat. Get Some Funk in Your Life. by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Festival d’été de Québec Adds Another Round of Performers May 25, 2017
      If you weren't sold on the festival already with artists such as Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica and The Who, FEQ just took it to the next level. Festival d’été de Québec Adds Another Round of Performers by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview with Irontom May 23, 2017
      If you haven’t heard of Irontom, do yourself a favour and keep reading. Interview with Irontom by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Counting Down the Days Until We See Gorillaz at Festival d’été de Québec May 22, 2017
      There’s a lot to be excited about for this July’s Festival d'été de Québec: Muse, Kendrick Lamar, Wolf Parade, Metallica, The Who; but nothing has us excited like the promise of a performance by the newly reunited Gorillaz. Counting Down the Days Until We See Gorillaz at Festival d’été de Québec by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • FIRSTS: The Record Company May 19, 2017
      Chris Vos of The Record Company shares the band's origin story in Firsts. FIRSTS: The Record Company by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

Rock Chick of the Day: Royal Thunder – April Showers

Posted by falconi5 on June 25, 2017

As lead singer of the Atlanta based Rock group Royal Thunder, Mlny Parsonz with her back of the barroom pipes that soar somewhere north of Grace Slick and South of Ronnie James Dio, has her band ready to break into the mainstream with their latest release, WICK.

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Video of the Day: Slaid Cleaves – Drunken Barber’s Hand

Posted by falconi5 on June 25, 2017

Slaid Cleaves is one of those under the radar, criminally ignored artists that should be much more famous than he his. I will stand on Ray Wylie’s coffee table and say that Slaid Cleaves is one of the best songwriters working today. This one is from Ghost on the Car Radio, his most recent and highly excellent release.

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Rock Chick(s) of the Day: Tequila Mockingbyrd – Never Go Home

Posted by falconi5 on June 21, 2017

The new record Flight and Fight just might be in the running for Rock album of the year. It’s that bloody good.

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Best Albums of 2017: Ron Sexmith – The Last Rider

Posted by falconi5 on June 18, 2017

Ron Sexmith – The Last Rider (rating 4 out of 5)

Ron Sexmith is one of the many artists that is a real big deal north of the border, but largely obscure and very under rated in the United States. With Pop sensibilities that would make Brian Wilson blush, The Last Rider is a Pop masterpiece from start to finish.  The opening track, “It won’t last flows like the best ballad Elvis Costello has ever produced, and “Our Way” is finely produced love song that would have fit in quite nicely on a mid-70’s Kinks album.  “I Look into your eyes till I lose myself and the world starts turning our way” sets the mood just perfectly.

“Breakfast Ethereal” will put you in the Hot Tub Time Machine back to the land of Pet Sounds.  If Brian Wilson had a love-child with Rufus Wainwright who recorded an album that crossed the cosmic divide between Pet Sounds and The Beatles “Strawberry Fields Forever,” this song would have been the offspring.

And the cool vibes don’t stop there. Ron goes lower and a bit slower on “Shoreline” where the lush string arrangements bring forward the top-notch production values shown throughout by Sexmith who produced this album himself.

There is a slow build up in tempo all the way up to “Radio,” a song that be seems to share some DNA with the similarly named Al Stewart song, “Song on the Radio,” and with  “Dreams are Bigger” you get a sweet, pungent second-hand smoke whiff of Harry Nilsson.

After about 5 turns of the table, this platter gets better and better. There is literally not a bad song to be heard, and since the over/under for maintaining a relationship is three dates, it looks like Ron Sexmith, The Last Rider and I will be BFF’s for a very long time.

 

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Best Albums of 2017: Red Hot – A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records

Posted by falconi5 on June 17, 2017

Sometimes with compilations like this one, where the clock turns back to the early days of Rock and Roll, the results can be a bit over bloated and poorly produced with the song selections mostly standard “heard that song a hundred times” fare. Red Hot – A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records, is definitely been there, not that.

The song selections are mostly deep track cool with artists contributing to the project that are just under the radar, but if you have not heard of them are definitely work your ear-quiantence. Valerie June does a decidedly vintage version of Carl Perkins’ “Sure to Fall,” proving one again that she seems not capable of producing a boring effort, and Americana Singer Shawn Camp does Jerry Lee Lewis more than proud belting out “Lonely Weekends.”

The Album was recorded at both of the Historic Sun Studios, and to make things even better, all of the artists donated their time to this project with the proceeds going to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The two more celebrated songs covered here, “Folsom Prison Blues” by Alan Youngblood Hart and “High School Confidential” won’t set the world on fire, but are more than solid renditions of songs we all have heard and love.

A favorite is John Paul’s Keith’s Rockabilly contribution, “Red Cadillac and a Black Mustache,” a Warren Smith cover. For extra credit, take a drive over to Bob Dylan’s cover of this song from Good Rockin’ Tonight, the Legacy of Sun Records, which is pretty much this record but with bigger names and less cool songs.

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Video of the Day: Minks Miracle Medicine – Somebody Else By Your Name

Posted by falconi5 on June 17, 2017

Minks Miracle Medicine is West Virgina Roots Rock duo Melissa Elizabeth Wright and Daniel Zezeski. “Somebody Else by Your Name” is their latest release from their new album, House of Candles. The entire record is a winner with “The Nashville Song,” the story of music hopeful hoping to make it big in Nashville, and “Keeping Score” as standout tracks.

 

 

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Rock Chick of the Day: Beth Ditto – Fire

Posted by falconi5 on June 17, 2017

Former lead singer of The Gossip, Beth Ditto is out on her own in full force with here newly released solo effort, Fake Sugar.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Torres – Skim

Posted by falconi5 on June 6, 2017

We haven’t heard much from Torres since her 2015 release Sprinter. Now, with her premiere single on 4AD, we should see a new album just around the bend.

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Video of the Day: Dion and Paul Simon – New York Is My Home

Posted by falconi5 on June 6, 2017

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Video of the Day: Royal Blood- Hook, Line, and Sinker

Posted by falconi5 on June 6, 2017

The new Royal Blood record is due out pretty soon. In the meantime here is a fresh slice of Rock and Roll pie.

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