Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES released their well-received second album, Every Open Eye, in 2015 via Glassnote (it was #9 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2015 list). The band have started work on their third album and they are working with Dave Stewart of iconic 1980s duo Eurythmics.
Four albums in, Cleveland rock band Cloud Nothings still seem in search of something. From their snotty 2011 self-titled debut, through 2012's breakthrough Attack on Memory and its thundering 2014 follow-up, Here and Nowhere Else, one constant in frontman Dylan Baldi's songwriting is a dissatisfaction with the status quo, a desire to move on to som […]
The New Pornographers are releasing a new album, Whiteout Conditions, on April 7 on the band's own Collected Works label, in partnership with Concord. Previously they shared the album's first single, "High Ticket Attractions," via an interactive lyric video.
Welsh band Los Campesinos! released a new album, Sick Scenes, today via Wichita. Now they have shared a video for "5 Flucloxacillin." James Hankins directed the video, which features the band as daytime TV contestants. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.
Longtime British singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock is releasing a new self-titled album on April 21 via Yep Roc. Previously he had shared the album's first single, "I Want to Tell You About What I Want."
Savages' astounding 2013 debut album, Silence Yourself, began with a quote nicked from the John Cassavetes' 1977 film Opening Night, in which Gena Rowlands' character, the protagonist Myrtle Gordon, stares down the barrel of her professional life, opining despondently into the mirror as an actress in her 40s, "How old are you, really? […]
Taken from new album 'Heirlooms & Hearsay'...Roxanne de Bastion came of age during troubled times. Spending her childhood in America, the songwriter's family then moved to a Berlin divided by political loyalties. Able to remember the wall tumbling down, these events unconsciously recalled the movements of her grandfather. Roxanne returns t […]
In Association With Cheap Monday...“Some people straight up say that we sound like The Kooks, which is absolutely fine, but when you get compared to another guitar band that’s been around a few years before that’s when you get pigeonholed into being just a typical indie band. We don’t see ourselves that way,” The Magic Gang’s Jack Kaye says referencing the c […]
Synth abstraction with just a taste of pop...AK/DK is a project helmed by Gee Sowerby and Ed Chivers, two synth boffins who remain gleefully unaware of the rules. Making it up as they go along, AK/DK dropped debut album 'Synths + Drums + Noise + Space' a while back, a document of unbridled creativity. Whereas the band's debut album was dominat […]
New clip shot alongside collaborator Luke Biggins from 54 London Films...Stefflon Don heads to Jamaica in the explosive clip for new single '16 Shots'. The London-via-Rotterdam talent is laying waste to 2017, with her 'Real Ting' single fusing grime with trap, dancehall, and heaven knows what else. The MC returns to her Caribbean roots in […]
Cool-as-hell guitar music from NYC...New York duo QTY have unveiled new single 'Dress/Undress' - tune in now. The pair have caused quite a stir, with their effortlessly cool songwriting sparking a flurry of headlines. The New York duo have been snapped up by Dirty Hit, with new single 'Dress/Undress' incoming. Succinct, biting, and comple […]
Mysterious segment appears on New Zealand television...Lorde has shared a mysterious new clip on New Zealand television - and it might contain new material. The prodigal talent wowed the world with debut album 'Pure Heroine' in 2013, buoyed by breakout single 'Royals'. Since then, she curated the soundtrack for The Hunger Games and took t […]
Oxford newcomer continues to bewilder...Willie J Healey could only ever be himself. A bewildering, absorbing, transcendent talent, the Oxford songwriter presents a deeply English take on the lo-fi template of Ariel Pink. New single 'Greys' is forthcoming on National Anthem, and it's a warm, open, hypnotic return. The visuals are something spec […]
Selecting some of the label's finest moments...It seems hard to believe that Erased Tapes, the home of some of the finest contemporary classical output in recent times, has just turned ten this month. Perhaps it’s because of the enduring quality of the releases, or the fact that since that first late-noughties glut of records from Ólafur Arnalds and Nil […]
In Association With Cheap Monday...Baba Ali has always felt the need to define his own identity. It's a quest that has taken him across oceans, perpetually seeking to uncover, to search out and incorporate new influences. New EP 'Nomad' is the summation of this search, wrapping different styles, different genres into one neat whole. It's […]
Leeds newcomer matches tender lyricism to a poignant touch...Leeds newcomer Dom Robinson placed his first track online in the opening days of 2017, a means to kick off the New Year. The results were startling. Poignant, mature songwriting, Dom Robinson's work seemed to cut just a little deeper than most. New cut 'Casey' airs first on Clash, an […]
Bram Teitelman of Billboard reports: When Megadeth picked up their first-ever Grammy for best metal performance on February 12th, it was a long time coming, but not for lack of trying — they’d been nominated nine times before in their 34-year career. What was frontman Dave Mustaine thinking being there for the tenth time? “A... Read more
Free For All Friday today on TrunkNation on SiriusXM Volume 106. That means the entire show is open phones to talk anything you want in rock! 844-686-5863 is the call in 2-4P ET today! Replay 9-11P ET. Also my weekend Best Ofs on Volume now air Saturday and Sunday at a new time of 8-10P... Read more
Rock N Roll Relics Presents: Part One: Behind the Mystery Randy Rhoads brown Stratocaster. An intimate interview about a guitar and the man who became the rock-n-roll James Dean of a generation. As the owner of the guitar brand Rock N Roll Relics, founding Jetboy guitarist Billy Rowe is better known these days for building... Read more
Keith Valcourt of the Washington Times spoke with our very own Eddie Trunk and Sean McNabb about Ronnie James Dio at the Roll for Ronnie bowling tournament which raised money for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. The interview appears in its entirety below. Question: You were friends with Ronnie. What... Read more
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler was a recent guest on Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation. Highlights from the interview below (as transcribed by blabbermouth.net). On reuniting with his former bandmates Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan for guest appearances at several shows during Guns N’ Roses’ 2016 Not In This Lifetime tour: Adler:... Read more […]
As previously reported, Art Of Anarchy, featuring new singer, Scott Stapp (Creed), will be releasing their new album, The Madness, on March 24th. The band has posted a new lyric video for the gripping track No Surrender, which is also the instant-grat track, along with The Madness on all digital pre-orders starting tomorrow, Feb 24th.... Read more
Kim Allegrezza of AXS spoke with legendary guitarist Michael Schenker. Portions of the interview appear below. AXS: We have been listening to Michael Schenker Fest Live Tokyo all week, watching the DVD too. We are really enjoying it. It is guitar heaven! How did it feel getting to perform with all those guys again? Michael... Read more
Ruben Mosqueda of Sleaze Roxx spoke with guitarist Steve Brown (Trixter). Highlights from the interview appear below. Sleaze Roxx: I remember seeing Trixter was all over Metal Edge magazine, which focused on the hard rock acts of the time. I remember hearing rumors that Trixter was a fabricated band like The Monkees or something. Obviously,... Read more
Had Steven Adler on my radio show this afternoon for the first time since he’s been able to go on the record about his recent appearances with GnR. As always Steven was open, honest, passionate and outspoken about his recent (very brief) reunion with the band. You gotta love Adler. In a day and age... Read more
Ben Bamsey of CNN reports: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Van Halen credits music with keeping him out of trouble — and he asks an important question: “Could you imagine a world without music?” “It’s a must,” Van Halen told CNN’s John Vause during an interview Tuesday. “It has to be taught.” In... Read more
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PLUS: Sleaford Mods know we're going down, and Cloud Nothings will teach you how to pass as human. FULL SCREEN: Lydia Ainsworth creates fantasy to find reality in “The Road” by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Maxim Cormier found a radio station selling his songs for $0.99 each. He says he never okayed that and he hasn't seen a penny. Cape Breton guitarist discovers his music retailing online without his permission by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Today’s song launched Linda Ronstadt’s career as the queen of the chart cover hit. After a solid start with the Stone Poneys, Ronstadt released a string of country-pop albums with moderate success. Her breakthrough album, Heart Like A Wheel, featured a broader mix of sounds tied together by the smart production work of Peter Asher. […]
London – Continuing Best New Band’s weekly round-up, last week was owned by the Grammys. This week the focus switched across the Atlantic to London where the Brit Awards were aired in a never more cavernous-looking London’s O2. Long gone are the days of Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox proving an unlikely couple in the Continue Reading → The post And Now, Let […]
Los Angeles – Hippo Campus is already making a name for themselves before their first LP even hits the streets. The Minnesota indie rock quartet had an impressive 2015 and 2016 with addictive singles such as “Suicide Saturday” and “South”. While barely in their early 20s, Jake Luppen (vocals/guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar), Zach Sutton (bass), Continue Read […]
London – Welcome to a new feature in which we recap some of the week’s music highlights. The week kicked off with the 59th annual Grammy Awards. Adele and Beyonce may have hogged the headlines but it was good to see some Best New Bands alumni get among the mainstream plaudits. It was second time Continue Reading → The post 3 Best New Bands Alumni Win Grammys […]
London – On the eve of a mid-February US tour Indianapolis sister act Lily & Madeleine took some time out to talk to Best New Bands, sharing some thoughts on touring, recording and the duo’s growing reputation for artful videos. The prolific Jurkiewicz siblings dropped Keep It Together almost one year ago – their third Continue Reading → The post Lily […]
New York – Cage The Elephant received their first GRAMMY® AWARD for Best Rock Album for their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and released in December 2015 via RCA. This is the band’s second nomination, following a nomination for Best Alternative Album for Continue Reading → The post Cage The Elep […]