Have a listen to “Livewire” below – and check out the band’s upcoming UK dates.
Have a listen to “Livewire” below – and check out the band’s upcoming UK dates.
Monday, July 15, 2019 at 5:37 AM (PST) by Tom Aylott
UK hardcore/metal stalwarts While She Sleeps have announced a UK/EU tour with Every Time I Die and Vein.
The tour takes place in January 2020, and sees While She Sleeps play their biggest ever headline show at Brixton Academy in London. The band are out are supporting their latest album, “So What?”.
Check out the dates with a 40min documentary on the album below.
The track will be featured on an upcoming Pure Noise Tour Split. The Pure Noise tour consists of Stick To Your Guns, Terror, Counterparts, Sanction, and Year of the Knife. The split will feature a new track from each of the bands on tour.
Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM (PST) by Meredith Goldberg
The 6th Annual Motoblot Motorcycle and Hot Rod Street Rally took place June 20th to June 23rd 2019 in Chicago. According to Larry Fletcher, the event’s owner and producer, “the weekend was Awesome. We broke attendance records on Friday and Saturday. Estimated 20K for the weekend. Over 1000 bikes over the weekend. If it had to rain… We were stoked it held off to Sunday. Attendees had a blast regardless of the weather. MOTOBLOT continues to grow every year and the feedback is universally positive. Attendees say it is their favorite weekend of the year!”
Due to passport issues, Sham 69 had to dropout of their scheduled appearance at the event. Guttermouth was to tour with Sham 69 on its swing through the States this summer so the California punks also backed out of Motoblot weekend as well. Two Chicago based bands stepped in at the last minute. The”Crombies and 88 Fingers were total gamers and happy to jump in to help us out,” said Fletcher. As The Crombies lead singer Mike Park was recovering from gall bladder surgery, the band brought a life size cutout of Park to accompany a rotating group of singers, including some who spontaneously jumped on to the stage.
Along with The Tossers, The Crombies; and 88 Fingers Louie, the weekend’s lineup included among others: Vice Tricks, Aweful, Super Sonic Space Rebels, Julia Haltigan & The Hooligans, The Detroit Cobras, The Krank Daddies, The Evictions, Slutter (all female Kiss Tribute band); and London Calling (“The Only The Clash Cover Band That Matters.”)
Please check out the gallery below from some of the best moments at Motoblot 2019.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:51 PM (PST) by dropkickeith
Minnesota’s Tiny Moving Parts have a new album, Breathe which is due out September 13 via Hopeless Records, and they are planning a tour of the UK and a headlining tour of the US. They also have a music video for the album’s first single “Medicine”.
Check below for the tour dates and to check out the music video.
Joy Opposites, made up of Adam Graham (formerly of FACT (Japan)) and Imran Siddiqi (formerly of The Amity Affliction (Australia)), have released a brand new EP with the name Bad Phase. You can listen to it below.
The EP features 3 new tracks, and 4 covers of musicians that have shaped their sound over the years. You can find the tracklist below the stream. Bad Phase sees the band head in a new direction lyrically, as well as further exploring the sound of their last full length Find Hell.
On the change, Adam stated: ““Lyrically, these songs deal with societal issues more than personal ones. Both of us have been strongly affected by how the world is changing and how things are spiraling out of control. Our first album was recorded in California – Summer 2016 – pre-Trump and pre-Brexit. So much has changed since then. Divisions between people are getting wider and wider. Our governments, religions and corporations are doing whatever they can to make this worse because that is how they profit … and we’re falling for it. Honestly, it was quite a challenge for me to write about a certain subject rather than about a feeling since my lyrics are generally quite stream-of-consciousness, so this was something new.”
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Eugene, OR hardcore trio Dead Fucking Serious have released a video for “Steps”, taken from their upcoming album, Peril, that is set to be released on July 26th via Take 92 Music/Crushkill Recordings.
You can check out the video below.
Dead Fucking Serious last released Squalor in January 2017.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Spanish melodic punk act Mortal Wombat are streaming their new album, On My Own, which was released on July 6th.
You can give it a listen below.
Mortal Wombat last released Conspiranoid in January 2017.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 1:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
You can check out the video for “45 (A Matter of Time)” below.
Sum 41’s last album 13 Voices was released in October, 2016, also through Hopeless.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Dutch punk band Antillectual have released a video for their new single, “If You’re Not Outraged.”
You can check it out below.
Antillectual’s last release was a cover of The Police’s “Truth Hits Everybody” in March 2019.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:27 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Richmond, VA pop-punk act Nine Line are streaming their new song “Now Forgotten,” which comes from their upcoming EP, All You’ve Ever Known, that is set to be released on August 4th.
You can give the song a listen below.
Nine Line last released Like I’m Sinking in June 2017.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Filthy Hearts out of Denver, CO have a jaw-dropping new banger of a track they are releasing with Dying Scene today. They are a group of rogue punk rock beer warriors featuring ex-members of The Larimers and The A-OKs who are looking to take over the world with the sounds of a bedside battle ax, and a dissenting sentiment or three. Since the band’s onset in 2016 with the release of I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Inside) they’ve graced the ineffable stages of such DS favorites as The Lillingtons and Murderburgers, and caught the interest of Hidden Home Records who is putting out Filthy Hearts’ debut LP Beyond Repair this coming August 30th. No pre-orders available yet, but keep an eye out for packages dropping somewhere on the interwebs soon. (probably here) If you’re in Denver, then be shure and check out the pre-release party later this week on July 13 at The Moon Room, where a limited number of CD’s will be available for ONE TIME ONLY before the official release date.
And what’s this song that we are talking about anyway? But, of course! It’s called “Ambulatory”, and you can stream that track below.
From the band: “Ambulatory is about the struggle of becoming a better person. It’s about how you have to let things go and do things differently because it’s such a waste of time to be bitter and hateful. It’s about bettering yourself among people who may not want to change and so you have to let them go. I just don’t want to be bitter and mean my whole life and that’s something I have struggled with in the past.”
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:31 AM (PST) by Tom Aylott
Inimitable UK experimental hardcore trio Down I Go have released a surprise new EP.
Thef tracker carries the catchy monicker of “All Down the Church in Midst of Fire the Hellish Monster Flew, and Passing Onward to the Quire, He Many People Slew”, and tackles “shadowy figures of death from around the world” (the band have previously taken on the likes of Greek Gods and Tyrants on their releases).
It further cements their status as a cult UK band, and is well worth checking out if you like your punk conceptual and off-the-wall.
Check out the EP using the player below.
The Casualties have released a video for anti-Trump track “Borders”, a song from last year’s Written In Blood.
The band on the video: “This is a stripped-down video from our hearts that cuts to the bone. We wanted to show the band in our most raw form and give the viewer an idea of the different faces that this ‘border issue’ affects. Also, we’re not holding back on how we feel about Trump. This is lyrical machine gun fire pointed right between the eyes of this asshole and anyone who follows him! The video is visually and musically a protest song of our generation and we’ve had enough! Fuck your President and fuck your wall.” Have a watch below.
It’s the end of a work week; it’s raising a fist; it’s screaming your lungs out—it’s diving headfirst into a hundred sweaty bodies. South Carolina’s Longshot Odds captures the energy and abandon of a raging pit, a marriage of iron-heavy chords and honey-thick leads—the kind of music where the bruising comes with the chorus. Their new EP, Circle the Drain, is a six-song EP from an exciting new voice in punk rock—but what they bring to the table is more than the same old sounds. From the metallic “Challenger,” to the grandiose and cinematic “Movin’ On,” all the way to the bouncey folk of “Blood and Asphalt”—Longshot Odds bring a diversity to their sound practically unheard of in today's skate punk scene. But above all this, Circle the Drain promises deliverance through rock ‘n roll, and Longshot Odds fight tooth and claw to deliver. The EP, out now on Dying Scene Records, can be streamed here.