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Triple Sundae (pop-punk, UK) to release new EP “Glow”

London pop-punks Triple Sundae are to release their new, 6 song EP Glow this Friday (7th June). The EP is the follow up to their 2018 EP Peace Of Mind.

You can pre-order it now. Have a watch of the video for advance single “Pollution” below.



The Mizzerables (Punk, IL) Stream Single “Gravity” From Forthcoming Album, “Whatever… This Sucks”

Chicago-based punk quartet The Mizzerables are allowing fans to stream their latest single. The effort is called “Gravity” and it is due to appear on the band’s newest album. Whatever… This Sucks will be the group’s first collection of new music since their 2017 EP, No Sleeves. It will be released at a currently undisclosed date this summer.

For now, you can check out “Gravity” below.



Stream Lightweight’s new album “Spirits Down”

Some of our favorite pop-punkers from Sacramento California, Lightweight have just released a new album titled Spirits Down. It’s full of upbeat and poppy punk rock that’s perfect for a summer day, and you can check it out below.



Stream the new single from The Copyrights, “Welcome Wagon”

Illinois punks The Copyrights have just released a new single, “Welcome Wagon”, with the b-side “Are You Passionate?”, and you can hear the former below.

The band is currently on a tour with Kepi Ghoolie that will continue through the summer.



All Better (Pop Punk, Brighton UK) have released a video for their new single “Weird”

Brighton pop punks All Better have released a video for their new single “Weird”. The track is taken from their forthcoming second EP “How It All Worked Out”. The EP is released on the 14th of June via Real Ghost Records.

Check out the video using the player below. The band will be appearing at Bristol’s Booze Cruise this weekend with the likes of Cultdreams, Weatherstate and many more.



DS Exclusive: Lovesick Bombs – “Breakfast Of Champions”

This one is a little out of the ordinary for the pages of Dying Scene, and I think that’s what makes it pretty cool. Allow us to draw your attention to a project called “Drawing Music.” It’s billed as a “unique art and music series that brings together a collection of visual artists and high spirited rock and roll musicians” toward the shared goal of creating a song and an art project that visually represents that song, resulting in a “fun listen and interesting look that combine to tell familiar stories to those who grew up pursuing rock n roll or art as their passion in live.”

The collective of contributors has been bestowed the name Lovesick Bombs by the project’s curator, John Redmond, himself a veteran of early 2000’s Bay Area skate punk band Secondshot. The third installment of the Lovesick Bombs project is available right here for the first time today. It’s called “Breakfast of Champions,” and it’s described by its creators as telling the story of “an attempt to patch things up with one’s significant other after drinking too much and saying all the wrong things. The partner in the dog house hopes that maybe the thing that caused the problem could also help be the solution. So a plea is made to have a “Breakfast of Champions” (booze brunch) together in order to have some laughs and get over last night’s train wreck behavior.”

Check out the video for Lovesick Bombs’ “Breakfast of Champions” below!



Album Review: Doaks “Scaredy Ghost”

Cleveland’s DOAKS debut album Scaredy Ghost was released towards the end of 2018 with a unique sound that was self described as “a punk rock B-52’s”. This comparison is not without merit, as they have a driving rhythm section, soaring female vocals combined with a grounding male vocal presence and a subtle synth-pop influence. Where they differ is that DOAKS has a darker more serious feel and drops the quirky nature of the B-52’s in favor of a heavier pop punk vibe.

“Total Nightmare” is the album opener and greets us with an ominous syncopated guitar with quiet vocals combo. This quickly expands into a bass and drum heavy pop punk jam with Chelsea’s soaring vocals laid on top. It is one of the catchiest songs on the album and just like a real nightmare it will haunt you when your done listening.

“I Just Want to Drink” follows with a bouncy punk rock blast about the annoying bar culture that interferes with the ability to simply go out and have a drink. From here on out the album steers away from the punk side, not with a reckless abandon but there is a change in the influences and styles as we progress.

The first distinctly different song is “Not a Whore” which opens with a synthetic drum sound and droning lyric delivery. It has a slower, slightly more minimalistic Shiny Toy Guns feel where the music is on the sludgey side and the vocals bounce back and forth between rumbling and soaring. The original comparison to the B-52’s is at its highest with “You Don’t Love Me Anymore” a synth driven jam where Jeremy’s vocals are at the front and Chelsea’s floats ambiently above it. It is heavier and darker but kicks off with a bright keyboard lick.

DOAKS showcases their ability to write some indie rock gems with songs like “I Gotta Go”, “I Must Be a Fool” and “Because I Said So” all of which feature some catchy hooks and are super danceable. However the pinnacle of their indie stylings is the album closer “Waiting All My Lifetime” which has distorted guitars playing with a heavy bass line and the vocals fade in and out creating a sound that is reminiscent of early 90’s Garbage.

Scaredy Ghost is an intriguing listen as they pull influences from a wide variety of styles. This keeps the album from getting stale with repeat listens as there is always something that will catch your ear and either make you dance or grab a beer and chill. DOAKS have promised us new music in 2019 and I am definitely looking forward to more.

4.5/5 Stars



DS Exclusive: Holly Would Surrender premiere new EP, “Wish You Were Bread”

German pop punk band Holly Would Surrender are “flipping the bird to conformity”. They’ve announced they are releasing a new EP via White Russian Records on May 26, titled Wish You Were Bread, and what do you know? Dying Scene has got it a few days early. The inspiration for this record came out of a unique place for the band. Lead singer Ole says, “We wanted to try something new this time. We were in a situation, where we on one hand, [we] had to stop as band or on the other hand, work on new material, and besides that, find new members to join.

In this process we decided to work with friends in other bands on our material to get a new focus and expand our sound and music. Every song got a name on it you probably know. Oshie Bichar (Beartooth, City Lights), Callum Amies (the bottom line), Andy Vossenberg (the 101s) and Chris Piquette (Trophy Wives) We really love how the EP turned out. It’s something new but it’s still us. The mixing part took place in the Wachusett studios by Michael Harmon, who we met on tour with Four Year Strong. The mastering was made by Jay Mass (Defeater, State Champs and many more..) We hope you like it as much as we do and will enjoy it!”

Holly Would Surrender is hitting the road for a few dates with Reel Big Fish this summer, so be sure and add them to your radar so you don’t miss out.  You can stream Wish You Were Bread below



Grayscale release new single “Painkiller Weather”

Philly based pop punks Grayscale have released a brand new single. “Painkiller Weather” is the first new music since 2017’s Adornment. 

You can have a watch of the video for the track – and see a statement about the song – below.



The Enthused (Pop Punk, Italy) Announce New Album “Compromise”, Stream Video for Lead Single

Italian pop punkers The Enthused have a new record coming out on No Reason, Lost Dog, and SBÄM Records. The effort will be titled Compromise and it will be released on May 24.

To get you lot in the mood for Compromise, the band have been good enough to put out a single ahead of its release later this week. It’s called “F*cking Up” and you’ll find it below.



Stream The Sidekicks’ “People’s Court” and catch them on tour with The Menzingers

Ohio’s The Sidekicks will be touring with The Menzingers this summer, for the following leg of the tour:

Jun 22 Lansing, MI – Three Stacks Festival
Jul 6 Yellow Springs, OH – Springsfest
Jul 23 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
Jul 24 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
Jul 25 London, Canada – Rum Runners
Jul 28 Worchester, MA – Palldium
Jul 30 Lakewood, OH – Phantasy Nightclub
Jul 31 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
Aug 1 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
Aug 2 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Aug 4 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
Aug 6 Cincinatti, OH – Southgate House Revival
Aug 8 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
Aug 9 Virginia Beach – Peabody’s Nightclub
Aug 10 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

They’ll be supporting their new single, “People’s Court.,” which you can hear below. The song is off their new album, Happiness Hours, which is out May 18th on Epitaph Records.



Harker (Pop Punk) stream new single “Dead Ends,” announce tour dates

Brighton’s Harker has announced a string of headlining tour dates, some of them with Mercy Union – and they are as follows:

18/05 – Brighton, Green Door Store
22/05 – London, 229 The Venue*
23/05 – Leeds, Temple Of Boom*
24/05 – Glasgow, Classic Grand*
25/05 – Lincoln, Call Of The Wild Festival
26/05 – Bristol, Booze Cruise Festival*

*with Mercy Union

You can hear “Dead Ends” below.



DS Exclusive: Triple Sundae (Indie Punk, UK) Release New Video for “Pollution” and Announce EP “Glow”

London indie-punks Triple Sundae are about to release a video for a new single titled “Pollution” and we’re giving you lot the first look at it. The fresh visuals accompany an announcement of a new six track EP Glow, which will be released this summer. Vocalist, Hassan Afaneh, had the following to say about the new single:

“’Pollution’ is a song that highlights how our own bad habits and ways of procrastinating can poorly affect our mental health without us noticing directly.” 

Since 2014, Triple Sundae have been a notable presence in London’s punk rock scene and with the release of Glow we’re expecting them to make even bigger waves.  Recorded at Anchor Baby (Ghouls, Chris Slade, Chapter & Verse) and using 2018 EP Peace of Mind as a springboard, the new record draws influence from the likes of The Menzingers, Spraynard, and Jeff Rosenstock.

You can check out the video for the first single from Glow, “Mental Pollution”, below.



Gary Yay (solo project, pop punk) releases Smiths cover

Gary Yay, who’s been in several UK  bands over the years (Telegraphs, Eager Teeth, Summerslam ’88, Poindexter and more recently as guitarist in Phinius Gage), has released a cover of The Smiths song ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’. Gary released his debut solo album, ‘When I Grow Up To Be A Man’, in March this year.

You can hear his album in full and read his reasons for covering this song over at his bandcamp. The song can be streamed below.



Broadside (pop punk) deliver first new songs in two years

Virginia pop-punk band Broadside have made two new songs available. Before heading out on their first tour of 2019, Broadside have released ‘King Of Nothing’ and ‘Empty’. Their last album, ‘Paradise’ was released in 2017 through Victory Records.

It doesn’t feel like they’ve changed it up too much with these two new songs, both of which can be heard below.