Grandaddy are releasing a new album, Last Place, on March 3, 2017 via 30th Century Records, a label run by Danger Mouse. It's their first album in over a decade. Previously the band had shared two songs from the album: the more upbeat "Way We Won't" and the slower ballad "Clear Your History."
Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson is releasing a solo album under the name Dams of the West. His debut album under that moniker is entitled Youngish American and is due out February 24, 2017 via 30th Century Records/Columbia.
Preoccupations, the band formerly known as Viet Cong, released their first album under their new name, also titled Preoccupations, back in September via Jagjaguwar. Now the band has shared a video for the album's 11-minute centerpiece track, "Memory."
The crowd is off the scale...Skepta played Alexandra Palace last night (December 2nd) and made history in the process. 10,000 fans descended on the historic North London venue, capping a monumental year for the grime don. ‘Konnichiwa’ went Top Ten, scooped a Mercury, and sparked an international success story that propelled grime to new commercial heights. S […]
In Association With Cheap Monday...All summer long this one track kept rattling around the Clash office, a recurring soundtrack to gigs, festivals, raves, and parties. With winter drawing in, it’s still here – but then, Tayla is built to last. A piece of supreme R&B with a heavy UK slant, ‘Call Me Danger’ is about “going out, having your look on point, f […]
Deep, heady electronic music that explores future rhythms...Kimyan Law's fascinating new album 'Zawadi' is an exploration of rhythm. A trained drummer, the producer incorporates elements of pan-African culture (the title itself is Swahili) while surging ahead with a intensely single-minded passion. An exile from his homeland during the Congole […]
Dedicated to those lost in the Bataclan attack...Belle Roscoe is a project that began in Australia and finished up in London. A brother and sister duo, Matt and Julia Gurry make music that is emotive, and frequently autobiographical yet always melodic. Set to play Paris on December 7th, the pair are pleased to unveil new track 'Paris II' - a wonder […]
New pathways in bass culture...Producer Jamie Rodigan and songwriter Aaron Horn struck up a relationship some time back, swapping ideas and crafting new tunes. Working as CRT CLSSX, the pair have been fusing new avenues in bass culture with some sparkling, absorbing songwriting. They explain: "The project came about through a shared love for dancehall a […]
Getting personal with rap's creative extrovert...When Danny Brown welcomes us into the suite he’s inhabiting at London’s Ace Hotel, he’s in high spirits. He cracks a wide grin, showing off the new grill that conceals his signature chipped front teeth, and offers up a drink from the mini-bar. Save for a few choice feature verses, it’s been three years si […]
Irish duo continue their climb...St. Francis Hotel is the work of two people, two musicians who sought an escape from the Irish recession by moving to London. Burrowing into the capital's music scene, they began exploring other ways of writing songs, imbuing their stark pop hymnals with rare grace. Debut cut 'Mondello' was a striking introduct […]
Full weekend schedule announced...fabric has announced full plans for its re-opening weekend. The club recently confirmed plans to re-open, following a successful appeal against the withdrawal of its license. Set to re-open on January 6th, fabric will host a Friends & Family weekend that gets right to the core of the club's ethos. A bass-heavy Frida […]
A truly infectious return...Manchester born TCTS has this impish sense of humour, this irascible energy to his music. Tipped by Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Huw Stephens, the producer's contagious electronics seeming to be rapidly spreading. New cut 'Icy Feet' is out now, and it could well be his breakout moment. Crisp and furiously enriching, it […]
A haunting piece of future-soul...Haula was born in Uganda, but has become a citizen of the world, someone at ease in many cities, many places. This flexibility is something that comes through in her music. Future soul with real depth, Haula is able to draw on diverse influences to fuel her creative ambitions. New cut 'Good To You' features VRS.US […]
Following the recent announcement of their third studio album, Heavy Fire, Black Star Riders have released a two video trailers in which Damon Johnson, Ricky Warwick and Scott Gorham discuss the band developing their own sound beyond the Thin Lizzy legacy. Heavy Fire is set for release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on February 3rd, 2017.... Read more
Wrapping up another great week of TrunkNation on SiriusXM 106 Volume today with Pantera bassist Rex Brown in the studio. Look forward to catching up with him. Listen live today 2-4P ET or catch the replay tonight 9-11P ET. We will also work in plenty of your calls and as usual cover all the rock... Read more
Def Leppard have released a video for the song, We Belong, which will be included as a bonus feature on the band’s upcoming concert film And There Will Be A Next Time-Live From Detroit. Watch the clip below. To read more about this release and to view a track listing, as well a pre-ordering information,... Read more
Singer Phil Lewis has posted the following message on L.A. Guns’ Facebook page: “Dear friends and fans. With a heavy heart I have to inform you that as of Jan 1, 2017 I will no longer be a member of this line up. I feel I have gone as far as I can in this... Read more
Original KISS guitarist, Ace Frehley, was a recent guest on Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation. Highlights from the interview appear below via Blabbermouth.net. Discussing how his relationship with his former KISS bandmates was exaggerated by the press, for the worse: “The press colors the fact that we don’t get along, in reality we do. You... Read more […]
Bon Jovi, who recently announced their This House Is Not For Sale 2017 tour itinerary, have announced some additional tour dates, including two dates in New York. View the updated schedule below. Tickets for the new dates, go on sale December 10th at 10 a.m. local time. Backstage with JBJ fan club ticket presales, including... Read more
M3 Rock Festival, the definitive, can’t-miss annual gathering of heavy metal bands and those that love them, will turn back clock to the 1980s once more at Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. For the first time ever, M3 will expand to a third day to host the... Read more
Former Guns N’ Roses, and SIXX:AM guitarist, DJ Ashba, was a guest on Eddie’s December 1st broadcast of his Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation. Ashba discussed the reasons why he decided to leave GN’R, highlights from the interview appear below via Blabbermouth.net. On why he departed from Guns N’ Roses: “Well, there [were] multiple reasons [why... Read more […]
Just wrapped up a great Trunk Nation today with guests DJ Ashba and James Michael of Sixx AM in studio, and a live call with Ace Frehley. Ace discussed the rumored Kiss reunion and we talked Creatures/Elder stuff and more. Got into some fun stuff with James and DJ as well. Do not miss this... Read more
Joe Satriani reveals the details for Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary July 24th-28th at Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA. Packages are available at the camp’s official site starting today. For its fourth installment, the G4 Experience enjoys a game-changing and historic first. The camp will celebrate the writing, recording, […]
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The Toronto trio turn Little Dragon's soulful original(s) into a floating underwater pearl. PREMIERE: The Jessica Stuart Few covers Little Dragon’s “Twice” – the song and the video by Richard Trapunski | Chart Attack.
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The Toronto five-piece race through the woods for a non-existent prize. Only one can win. PREMIERE: Toronto’s Beds embark on a fierce intraband rivalry in “Burning Fuse” by Richard Trapunski | Chart Attack.
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Today’s song is an unexpected surprise. Nanci Griffith is known for her smart, intimate songs, often careful character sketches or tender story songs. She is a lifelong fan of protest folk musicians like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, however, and frequently adds a song about the modern condition to her albums. Her 1994 release, Flyer, […]
Richmond, Virginia – St. Louis band Foxing released a stunning new video today for the song “Indica,” featuring a new version of the song with guest vocals from Tancred’s Jess Abbot. Directed by John Komar and Foxing bassist Josh Coll, the affecting video explores the far reaches of the song’s dark content. “Indica” is from Foxing’s sophomore Continue Readi […]
Chicago - This summer, The Wild Feathers recorded its first official live album, Live at the Ryman (Warner Bros. Records), at the band’s triumphant, sold-out homecoming show in Nashville, at the fabled Ryman Auditorium on June 25, 2016, which marked the final date of a tour in support of TWF’s acclaimed album Lonely Is A Lifetime, Continue Reading → The post […]
New York – The Head and the Heart are excited to announce that after spending 9 weeks at #1 at Triple A (and still remain in the top 5), their single “All We Ever Knew” off of their latest album Signs of Light has reached #1 at Alternative this week. In other exciting news, The Continue Reading → The post The Head and the Heart Announce 2017 Tour Dates appea […]
London – It’s unusual to begin a review with the punch line but after tonight’s London show by Newcastle’s Lanterns On The Lake I seriously doubt if there is another band playing quite such stately, elegiac and emotive music anywhere else right now. The austere grandeur of Islington Assembly Hall seemed wholly appropriate and it Continue Reading → The post L […]
London – On its fifth London gig in the space of a fortnight, Brooklyn band Pavo Pavo could be excused for starting to think of the city as its second home, or at least by now might have memorised the London Underground map, in its North and East quadrants. The short European hop started with Continue Reading → The post Pavo Pavo Finds a Second Home appeared […]