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The Blue Carpet Band (Rock, London) release new single “Ain’t Got No Damn Rock N’ Roll”

London garage/rock outfit The Blue Carpet Band are to release a new 7″ at the end of the month via Bomber Music. “Ain’t Got No Damn Rock N’ Roll” is a two song single, with pre-orders for the vinyl edition up on their Bandcamp now.

Digital stream links are up now.



Rarity (Post Hardcore, Canada) Stream Video for Single, “A Numbness”

Ontario’s Rarity have just put out a video for their recently-released single, “A Numbness”. The track appears on the band’s latest record, The Longest Lonesome, out now on New Damage Records.

You can check the video for out “A Numbness” below.



The Dollyrots release a video for ‘Animal’

Florida-based Pop Punk husband and wife team The Dollyrots have released a video for ‘Animal’. The track is opener from their recent album, Daydream Explosion, which was released on Wicked Cool Records after Little Steven (The E Street Band) became a fan.

Check out the video below.



New Music: Sights And Sounds (feat. Comeback Kid’s Andrew Neufeld) stream title track from upcoming album, “No Virtue”

It’s been quite a long time – years, in fact – since we’ve had a new release from Canadian rockers Sights & Sounds, but that’s all about to change. On October 11th, the quartet, which features Joel and Andrew Neufeld (the latter perhaps better known from his role as Comeback Kid‘s frontman), Matt Howes and Dave Grabowski,  are slated to release their sophomore album. It’s called No Virtue, and as a tease, you can stream the album’s title track below!

No Virtue marks Sights & Sounds’ first new music since their 2013 EP Silver Door, and their first full length since 2009’s Monolith. Pre-order No Virtue here.



The Dollyrots release video for “I Know How To Party”

Pop Punk duo The Dollyrots have released a video for “I Know How To Party”. The track is from their current album, Daydream Explosion, out now on Wicked Cool Records.

Have a watch below.



New Video: Diablogato – “Too Far Gone”

Boston punks Diablogato are not only owners of the coolest name and logo (see above) in recent memory, but they also put out one of the damned-finest albums of the year. It’s called Old Scratch, and it officially dropped last Friday (August 23rd) on State Line Records. If you haven’t done so yet, you can check out the video for the Old Scratch track “Too Far Gone” below!

Old Scratch finds the band streamlining and improving upon the “revved up greasy garage stomp, swampy swing and voodoo twang” sound they had previously showcased on their 2016 self-titled full length and their 2017 follow-up EP, “Paint The Devil On The Wall.” You can still check out both of those releases right here.



Diablogato (punk-a-billy) stream “Lipstick and Cyanide” off upcoming album

Boston punks Diablogato are streaming the second track off “Lipstick and Cyanide” off of their upcoming album Old Scratch. The new album will be released through State Line Records, and drops August 23rd. The band released the song “Boston Blood, Memphis Heart’ earlier this summer.

You can check out both of the new songs below.

This is the first new music from Diablogato since 2017’s 2 song EP Paint The Devil On The Wall. If you’re a fan of Social Distortion or Raygun Cowboys, you’ll dig these guys.



EP Review: Joy Opposites – “Bad Phase”

Joy Opposites are a supremely interesting band, formed after the legendary post-hardcore act FACT disbanded with the only non-Japanese member of the band, Adam Graham, at the helm. Joy Opposites are now down to a two piece, with Imran Saddiqi formerly of The Amity Affliction rounding out the duo. After the incredible Find Hell from two years ago, new music from the band was certainly an exciting prospect, and now Bad Phase is here.

The EP name came from a discussion the two were having regarding the band, with Imran describing them going through a “Bad Phase.” Despite this, the band kick back into high gear as soon as the EP starts with “Holy Smoke.” The track beeps in with a sense of urgency, a bouncing and rolling electronic section brings us into Adam’s aggressive and frantic delivery. “I don’t think so, I don’t think so,” catches in the mind as the track beats down in-between calmer, brooding segments. There’s even a bit of guitar work towards the end reminiscent of a more post-hardcore sound, mixing quite well with their style.

The synthesizers and programmed drums the band experimented with on Find Hell make their way back in this EP, but they go deeper and explore more with what they can do. The second track, “Bad Phase,” is this dark, sonically ebbing and flowing piece that finds some fantastic earworm moments. The quiet, almost threatening and foreboding whispered lyrics, coming as almost a distant chant, elevate this track to an incredible place. Ending out the original tracks is “Whatevvver.” As the spelling of the track may imply, it has this drawn out style with the vocals that spikes with the guitars. This track feels like something that could have been on Swim, their debut album, though skewed in their new direction more. It’s a good track to space out to, bobbing your head along to the tide of urgency that runs in and out.

Ending the EP are four covers, four tracks that the band considers near their hearts. Covers of “Lovely” by Billie Eilish, “Weeds” by Life in Agony, “Down In A Hole” by Alice in Chains, and “Smoke Signals” by Phoebe Bridgers close out Bad Phase. It’s pretty great to hear Joy Opposites covering artists that have influenced them, and they’re quite competent and interesting takes on them, though they are a bit like a fun filler, with the 3 original tracks at the start coming as the most impressive side of this EP.

Concerning the topic of the tracks, Adam has decided to explore societal issues and the state of the world rather than the deeply personal and mental focus of their previous albums. On this shift Adam had to say: “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… 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.

All in all, Bad Phase feels like a stepping stone in a way, but definitely not in a bad way. With the band coming down to two members, and considering their broad appreciation for music and flexible abilities, they’ve felt out a great fluctuation of their Find Hell brilliance to continue experimenting and bringing a dark atmosphere to well built and catchy alternative rock tunes. This release may even be the most post-hardcore leaning of the band’s, mixing the electronica and pounding rock with rises to an almost hardcore peak. Joy Opposites are a band to watch, ever impressing with their sound and style, I’m eagerly awaiting their next full length project in the vein of this EP.

Bad Phase was released on July 10th, via Hostess Entertainment. You can listen to Bad Phase here.



Chuck Norris Experiment (Punk ‘n’ Roll, Sweden) Stream Single, “Back It Up”

Swedish punk ‘n’ roll machine Chuck Norris Experiment have just put out a new single. It’s called “Back It Up” and is the first new music from the group since their 2018 full-length, Hotter Stuff.

You can check out “Back It Up” below.



Problem Daughter and Decent Criminal announce September shows

Up-and-coming punks Decent Criminal will be joining forces with Wiretap Records label mates Problem Daughter to play a handful of shows in September. In case you haven’t heard Decent Criminal happens to be the bird, and the word happens to be that they’re one of the hottest new acts on the punk scene. Problem Daughter meanwhile, is also considered a band to keep your eyes on.

Check out the list of shows below.

Decent Criminal released Bliss back in June. While label mates Problem Daughter released Grow Up Trash back in March.



Mallory Knox release new single “Livewire”

UK rock/pop-punk outfit Mallory Knox’ release their fourth album on 16th August via A Wolf At Your Door Records. The band have released a single from the self-titled affair to mark the announcement.

Have a listen to “Livewire” below – and check out the band’s upcoming UK dates.



Tiny Moving Parts Announce new album “Breathe” and US/UK tourdates

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”.

Pre-sale tickets are available here, and be sure to pre-order the new album here.

Check below for the tour dates and to check out the music video.



Bueonos Treehouse (Pop-Punk, UK) release video for new single “Somewhere”

Nottingham, UK based pop-punk/rock quartet Buenos Treehouse have released a video for new track “Somewhere”. The track is the second single since they released their debut album “Capsized” back in 2017.

Have a watch below



Zach Quinn (PEARS) and Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios) form punkiest non-punk band Bandaid Brigade

Bandaid Brigade is a brand new musical project from Zach Quinn (PEARS) and Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios, Gods of Mount Olympus) intent on ripping up, setting fire to, and consigning to history the genre rulebook, with their eclectic and decade-spanning approach to songwriting.

The duo have just announced their debut single, ‘Travel Light’, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, I’m Separate. Further details of the full-length’s release are yet to be revealed, but you can watch the hilarious video for the lead single below.

“Both Brian and I wrote different sections for this song independently during different years, on different sides of the country,” says Quinn of the single. “Two unused chord progressions found their counterparts, and it was f*cking magical. As far as the video goes, I figured I’d let the camera crew in so they could film some of my spin class that I teach when the gym can afford my rates…”

Recorded at Black in Bluhm Studios in Denver, CO, and co-produced with Chris Fogal (The Gamits), the album features drummer Paul Rucker (Street Dogs, Drag the River). Quinn and Wahlstrom stretch beyond their punk roots on this project with ambitious songwriting, polished arrangements, and a throwback sound that draws some detectable influences from early progressive rock. The heavy ‘80s disco groove of lead single ‘Travel Light’ is light on the distortion, instead opting for a heady mix of Sprinsteen’s attitude, Elton John’s artistic balladry, and classic pop rock disco grooves echoing ABBA and Earth Wind & Fire.

“The thing that I kept thinking about the whole time was how much it reminded me a lot of a post-first-album The Clash,” says Quinn on the inspiration for the new project, “but then, I also thought to myself, ‘This is also way easier to listen to than Sandinista! ever was.’ We had the advantage of being able to look retrospectively over decades of rock and pop, and we were kind of able to pull from all of that—all the good stuff, and leave all the bad stuff out. You know, one band that kept coming up as we were making the record is Genesis, but Genesis songs are sometimes eight minutes long. We were like, ‘Well, that’s not necessary. We don’t need to do that.’ I feel like there were elements of that, all different examples of that.”

As for the band itself’s genesis, Quinn made his name fronting critically acclaimed New Orleans-based hardcore punk band PEARS, whilst Wahlstrom is a classically trained opera singer and pianist whose touring and recording career is rooted firmly in punk rock, and has included frequent collaborations with Joey Cape (Lagwagon). The duo connected on a tour produced by Cape’s label, One Week Records, which brings artists into a high energy, week-long write-arrange-record process that culminates in a completed album and follow-up touring. The pairing fully leverages the combination of Quinn’s raw edge, Wahlstrom’s finesse, and the lyrical power of dual songwriters.

Stay tuned, as tour dates for 2019 will be announced soon.



New Music: The Hold Steady debut “Denver Haircut” from upcoming album “Thrashing Thru the Passion”

Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! This one took us by pleasant surprise.

The Hold Steady have announced plans for a brand new album! It’s called Thrashing Thru The Passion, and it consists of five brand-new songs and five songs, like “Entitlement Crew,” that have only been digitally released in piecemeal fashion over the course of the last year. The new album is due out August 16th, but pre-order bundle options are available now right here.

To whet your appetite, the band released the brand new single “Denver Haircut” today, and you can check it out below!

The Hold Steady’s last full-length, Teeth Dreams, was released back in 2014 on Vagrant Records. In the years since, Franz Nicolay has rejoined the band, so this’ll be THS’s first full album as a six-headed monster!