Original Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm has announced new dates for a summer tour of North America. The trek starts May 21 in Washington state, with shows scheduled into mid-September and more dates to be added
A select group of people were royally treated to a combination of one of Britains most exciting young indie bands and a nostalgic night were one of Londons most famous former venues was reincarnated for one night only.
As we reported earlier in the week, a "Game of Thrones: The Musical" skit was produced for Red Nose Day, the charity special that aired on NBC last night and was set up by Comic Relief to mirror the annual charity TV specials that air on the BBC in England.
Welcome to Under the Radar's Weekly Playlist, where we compile the best tracks to debut online in the last week (or thereabouts). In this mix we've got new songs by Destroyer, Hot Chip, Drinks (Cate Le Bon + Tim Presley), Thee Oh Sees, Nick Diamonds, Active Child, Christopher Owens, Mates of State, Mourn, and more.
Ruben Nielson returns with another anachronistic beauty, this one hitting the eardrums like a dusty Numero Group find from a home studio in the '70s U.S. Rust Belt, fashioned meticulously, mad-scientist style, with an army of synthesizers patched together and deployed deep in the off-hours.
Download it now...Port Isla are already making waves. Lauded by BBC Introducing, the band's songwriting – crisp, buoyant, epic yet humane – has enraptured fans. New EP 'A.L.I.V.E.' will be released shortly, with Port Isla handing an exclusive preview to Clash. 'Ready For The Fight' is a storming return – already a high point of the b […]
Multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic gangster steez...Hiatus Kaiyote are having the least relaxing of post-show experiences. They're in Austin, Texas - having just completed their set at Banger's (a restaurant famed for its selection of 30 homemade sausages) that's been taken over by P Diddy's TV company. The super tight level of security make […]
Literary influences explored...Peter Broderick is a songwriter of rare, rare depth. Capable of stretching his artistry to fit all moods and genres, new album 'Colours Of The Night' is a dazzling return. Out now on Bella Union, Clash reviewer Gareth James was moved to describe it as “a quite remarkable record”. Intrigued, Clash invited Peter Broderi […]
Marking the 35th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis...This week marks the 35th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis. The singer was widely mourned by fans, with many assessing the impact his work has left behind. Magda and Nyma's Define The Relationship project paid their respects, with a completely overhauled version of 'Love Will Tear Us Ap […]
Impressive new album...Art is autobiographical, a snapshot of the moods and feelings of the artisan at a particular point in time. New albums, new EPs, new singles - they offer a telling glimpse into the psyche of band or artist. If it's true that music is a facsimile of the self, then the history of Hot Chip is writ large in the singles that paved the […]
Soulful versatility with the tunes to match...It's hard to imagine Will Young was especially thrilled when former label RCA opted to conclude a cash-in compilation of his work to date with an execrable cover of 'The Long And Winding Road' in partnership with Gareth Gates and orchestrated by Simon Cowell in the immediate aftermath of their time […]
'N2U'Waylayers craft the kind of pop which makes you dream of the future. The East London trio have an artful way with electronic production, a hazy, gauzy recipe just right for summer. New EP 'Re:Verse' is forthcoming, with Waylayers building upon those enticing early cuts. Continually moving forward, the three piece have handed new cut […]
Horror-themed new video...Table Scraps are musically uncompromising. The duo share a taste for gnarly riffs and distortion, an unrelenting combination which screams through in their live shows. The band's debut album arrives on June 5th, with Table Scraps set to release new single 'Bad Feeling' on May 26th. Clash is able to unveil the accompan […]
Desert-scorched psych trio..."We all like Velvet Underground, Black Sabbath, Nirvana - ya know, all the good stuff!" Sunflower Bean's grungy, pyched-out rock patiently stews in maxed out reverb and heavy riffs as they pay homage to their rock 'n' roll gods. Growing up moshing in an underground music scene in Brooklyn, the band stress […]
Directed by Ed Lovelace...Drenge have a ferocious yet uncomplicated sound. Oddly, though, the group tend to translate this into entrancing, powerfully poetic visuals. Clash previously spoke to the duo, asking Drenge to talk us through each of their videos – find that feature HERE. Now, Drenge have unveiled the clip for 'Running Wild'. Directed by E […]
Slayer have released a new video announcing their new album, Repentless which will be released on September 11th through Nuclear Blast Records. Watch the promo below. The band released a new song in April for streaming. Listen to When The Stillness Comes by clicking here. Slayer will be part of the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink […]
Jimmie Tramel of Tulsa World reports: Trunk was asked this question: What’s the state of music right now? He said he can only speak in terms of rock music “because that’s what I know and live in, but I think it’s fairly healthy.” Eddie continues, “I think unfortunately record sales and music sales are not […]
Legendary all girl British hard rockers Girlschool are gearing up to storm North America for the first time in 20 years, reclaiming their rightful place as the hardest rocking bunch of females to ever destroy a stage. The band will be previewing tracks from their new album, Guilty As Sin, set for release later this […]
Flying to Oklahoma today to host Rocklahoma this weekend. I’ve had the honor of doing this every year since it started in 2007 and watched it evolve from an all 80’s event, to what it has become. A huge event that celebrates many eras of rock. This year Tesla headlines one night, Linkin Park, Slayer, […]
Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach was a guest on Snider Comments podcast with host Dee Snider of Twisted Sister where he discussed his former bandmates. Bach told Snider, “The biggest lie that those guys always tell is, ‘We wrote all the songs on all the records.’ If you listen to my albums and the […]
Martin Kelly of Classic Rock Magazine reports: KISS frontman Paul Stanley says it’s not necessary for the band to record another album. He believes they had good reasons to make 2009’s Sonic Boom and 2012’s Monster – but that their tally of studio outings might stop at 20. Stanley tells Classic Rock’s Paul Brannigan, “There […]
Joe Satriani is streaming On Peregrine Wings, taken from forthcoming album Shockwave Supernova, set to be released on July 24th. Listen to it below. “While working on a project for an animated TV show called Crystal Planet, I thought this music would be perfect for a flying character and what would it feel like to […]
Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin has spoken about his role in removing the original drum and bass tracks from Ozzy Osbourne’s first two albums. The 2002 re-releases of Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman featured Bordin and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo – both then members of Ozzy’s solo band – in place […]
Back from LA and a great weekend supporting the Dio Cancer Fund. It was an honor to host all the events and if you check my Twitter timeline or FB you saw some great photos from all the activities. My bowling team consisted of Jeff Scott Soto, Tom Morello, Jack Black, Nuno Bettencourt, Brian Tichy […]
David Lee Roth says he’ll never perform Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen songs, and says the reasons are obvious. First, Roth was never sure about Hagar’s commitment to the work. Second, he says, the public has made it clear which edition they favor. “Well, there’s a credibility issue there,” Roth said, back stage at the Billboard […]
We spoke to the quartet's cellist about the relationships between composer and remixer and why songwriting never ends. LINER NOTES: Afiara Quartet and Skratch Bastid’s Spin Cycle is a conversation in song by Michael Rancic | Chart Attack.
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What we can learn from the discussion over the outspoken artist's blocked music video shot in the Côte d’Ivoire. M.I.A.’s cultural appropriation debate draws in Azealia Banks by Ebyan Abdigir | Chart Attack.
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Like a well-executed run-in, the trio has dropped its new EP out of nowhere. Listen to the whole thing right here. A Tribe Called Red drop surprise wrestling-themed Suplex EP by Richard Trapunski | Chart Attack.
The roots of one of Australia’s most important bands go back to a Sydney-based pub-rock covers group formed in 1971. Drummer Rob Hirst and guitarist/keyboard player Jim Moginie formed the Farm with a couple of other musicians. They played part-time while some band member were at University, eventually recruiting vocalist Peter Garrett. By 1976 they […]
Los Angeles – With a sold-out crowd that was every bit as diverse and eclectic as the headliner’s set list, Hiatus Kaiyote spent the evening dropping tracks from their breakout debut LP as well as this year’s Choose Your Weapon. The Australian band has gained a ton of momentum since releasing their sophomore album earlier Continue Reading → The post Hiatus K […]
San Francisco – The first time I saw San Fermin, it was in a tiny club in New Orleans called Gasa Gasa. Their eponymous debut album was barely six months old, and even on a cool March evening everyone was sweating in the tiny space. Still, it was a sold out show, and for good Continue Reading → The post San Fermin Live At The Independent In San Francisco a […]
New York — Seven Lions (Jeff Montalvo) premieres his brand new music video for “A Way To Say Goodbye,” featuring Sombear, on VEVO today. Watch it below! The song is the latest single from his recently released EP, The Throes of Winter (Casablanca Records), available digitally now. In addition, the Southern California artist and producer will release his T […]
San Francisco – Upon first listening, American (Tennessee-born, San Francisco-transplant) sound artist’s Holly Herndon’s second full-length effort Platform sounds more like an experiment than an album. First impressions can be deceiving, however, as Platform actually takes a truer form as an LP—a result of a delicate hypothesis and scientific tenacity—than […]
New York - Tame Impala recently announced their highly anticipated third studio LP, Currents will be released worldwide Friday July 17, 2015. The 13 track album is available to pre-order today offering “Let It Happen”, “‘Cause I’m A Man” and two brand new tracks “Eventually” and “Disciples” as instant grat tracks with the album pre-order (iTunes, Google Play […]