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New band alert: Relapsers stream debut EP ‘Home Sweet Home’

Heavy pop punk act Relapsers is streaming its new EP. ‘Home Sweet Home’ is the first feat of the new formed Texas band and it shows a lot of promise. Easy to see where the band got it’s influences containing ex-members of the Ex Boyfriends, The Low Ends, Rumors and Headlines.

Head down below to stream ‘Home Sweet Home’ in full.



The Addisons announce new EP “Invisible Falls State Park”

Illinois based pop punk outfit The Addisons have announced that they will release their latest EP, Invisible Falls State Park, on April 18, 2017. Making it all possible for the band are the good folk at Torture Chamber Records. The record marks the first release from the band since the 2016 single “So American / Standing Outside Your Door”.

 



Album Review: Traits – “Limits”

Limits” is the debut EP from Yorshire, England’s Traits. They may have only formed last year, but there’s some serious pedigree on show – the band formed following the hiatus of long-touring ska-punks Random Hand and during a dormant period for melodic hardcore quartet The Human Project.

The five tracks on offer here are a side-step from the output of either of those two bands – seemingly straight up pop punk, but not as easy to pigeon-hole as you would at first expect. There are So-Cal elements on parts of the EP; “Nobody Likes A Narcissist” is more early period Lagwagon than anything else. The straight up “We’re All A Dick Sometimes” may sound like a falsetto Ataris, but juxtaposed with that is an equally strong nod to 90’s UK rock – and, in particular, local muses Terrorvision.

The feeling from the EP is Traits have chosen the ‘carefully deployed simplicity’ approach. Fourth track “Fed to Me” demonstrates this best; almost sounding like the slower output from Ten Foot Pole, no lead and minimal backing vocals leave you humming the melodies underneath yourself. The result is a synoptic record that could have come out any time in the last 20 years. The difference is – records that sound like this don’t come around too often. If you like you pop sensibilities, you can’t go wrong with this. A really promising debut.

4/5
“Limits” is out digitally in the usual places now.



Lyric Video: Chin Up, Kid – “Expectations”

Indiana based easycore outfit Chin Up, Kid have released a lyric video for their brand new song “Expectations”, taken from their upcoming album Swing With Your Eyes Closed, which will be released on April 28th via Standby Records.

The lyric video, along with upcoming U.S. tour dates, can be found below.



Biffers cancel US tour after being denied entry to country

According to a recent post on their Facebook page, Italian pop-punks Biffers were denied entry to the US while going through customs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this past weekend because their “VISAs weren’t correct”.

Shortly after they began booking shows for the tour, the band found out their documentation wasn’t correct, but it was too late to apply for different VISAs. Apparently they knew this could potentially keep them from entering the country, but didn’t want to cancel the tour.

The Kung Fu Records band did end up getting turned away at the door, and they were put on a plane to London from where they could make their way home to Livorno. Needless to say, the tour was cancelled but Biffers plan to reschedule soon. Hopefully the next one goes better!



Spotify releasing Green Day documentary “The Early Years”

Music streaming service Spotify has announced a new documentary chronicling the rise of Green Day. The first episode “Sweet Children” just released, and the three remaining episodes will premiere each Thursday through April 13th. The film features interviews with Fat Mike and Brett Gurewitz, among others.

Check out the first episode below if you’ve got some time to kill.



Fat Wreck announces No Use For A Name demos 7″

The good people at Fat Wreck Chords have the latest installment in their Original Demos. Set to release on May 5th, the 7″ will feature previously unreleased demos of No Use For A Name‘s “Justified Black Eye” and “Sidewalk” which were found on 20-year-old reels in Fat’s tape archive.

Head over here to pre-order the 7″.

This will be No Use’s second posthumous release since frontman Tony Sly passed away in 2012. They last released a reissued version of their best-of album All the Best Songs.



The Travoltas premiere new song “Great Expectations” off upcoming album “Until We Hit The Shore”

Netherlands pop-punk band The Travoltas are streaming a brand new song called “Great Expectations.” The song is one off of the group’s upcoming full-length, Until We Hit The Shore, which is due out for release on April 21st via White Russian Records.

On the topic of the new track, vocalist Perry Leenhouts says:

I must have been 13 years old when I saw my first show, we’re talking mid-80s. It was a local hard rock band, and anyone who liked loud guitars was there: hard rockers, punks, goths, and a few lost hippies. This was the first time I witnessed what live music can do to people, but what stuck with me the most was the few minutes leading up to the band starting the gig. You’d feel the energy around you, you’d feel the adrenaline flowing through your veins, you’d see the bouncers getting restless cause they know what’s coming, and all the people around you share that feeling. They’ve all been waiting for this moment, and now it’s going to happen.

I still believe it’s THE moment of a live show, whether I go see a band or perform myself. Those final few minutes before the band plays its first chord, the moment of Great Expectations, and that’s what this song is all about.

You can stream the new song here.



DS Interview: Nick Woods (Direct Hit!) talks new Direct Hit! album, “Domesplitter” reissue, Galactic Cannibal, and more

In a wide, wide world of sick bands doing sick things, Direct Hit! is at the top of the heap, banging out killer albums like clockwork. I was lucky enough to catch up with frontman Nick Woods on all sorts of juicy subjects including plans for a new Direct Hit! album, the Domesplitter reissue, potential for a new Galactic Cannibal LP, lyrics, and our Dying Scene head honcho’s claims that he “discovered” Direct Hit!.

Read all about it and more in the interview below.

Domesplitter will hit the streets April, 14th courtesy of Fat Wreck Chords.



Toxic Kid (pop-punk) stream new self-titled album

Portland, Oregon pop-punk act Toxic Kid are streaming their new self-titled album in it’s entirety.

Check it out below.

This is the bands first release since A Very Merry Cretin Christmas in 2015.



Tigers Jaw debut new track, “Guardian,” off upcoming album “spin”

After a pretty tumultuous couple years, York, Pennsylvania’s Tigers Jaw have re-emerged in a pared down version of their former selves. Gone are 60% of the former lineup, but the remaining duo, Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, have announced details of a brand new album. It’s called “spin,” and it marks the first release on Will Yip’s Black Cement Records.

To whet your appetite for “spin,” the band have released a new single called “Guardian.” Check it out below.

“spin” is due out May 19th, the same day they duo are slated to kick off a short US tour. Dates are available down below the new music. “spin” marks the band’s first release since 2014’s “Charmer,” which was released by Run For Cover Records.



Maybe Memories (Japan Pop-Punk) stream new single “The Grey”

Tokyo, Japan based pop-punks Maybe Memories are currently streaming a new track titled “The Grey” via the band’s Bandcamp page. You can listen below.

The band recently released their first EP on January 4, titled “Swing With A Feelings.” This EP is also available to stream through their bandcamp page. The mixing and mastering on this track was handled by Enomoto, the bassist for fellow Tokyo pop-punk band See You Smile.



Music Video: Light Years – “The Summer She Broke My Heart”

Ohio pop-punk band Light Years have premiered a spooky music video for their track “The Summer She Broke My Heart.” You can give it a watch below.

The track comes from the band’s latest album, “I’ll See You When I See You,” which was released November 13, 2015.



Music Video: Knuckle Puck – “Calendar Days”

Chicago pop-punks Knuckle Puck have released a music video for their song “Calendar Days”, which you can check out below.

Calendar Days” appears on a 7″ along with the track “Indecisive“, which was released last Friday (March 17th) via Rise Records. Knuckle Puck’s debut full-length, Copacetic, came out in 2015 also on Rise Records.



Almost People announce tour dates

Durham, North Carolina punks Almost People have announced April and May tour dates. The full list of dates is below.

They released “Songs for Best Friends” on Anchorless last Fall.