Friday, 31 January 2014

News: The Bunny The Bear announce the release of 'Food Chain'

The Bunny The Bear are back with their fourth album, 'Food Chain', which will be released via Victory Records on March 18th.

With their own unique sound, mixing dance beats with melodic choruses and ethereal overtures, 'Food Chain' is set to be their most mature album yet. There are various pre-order packages available through the Victory Merch website,  including an exclusive acoustic CD, limited to just 2000 physical copies.

Check out the official announcement video:

News: Breathe Carolina release details of upcoming album, 'Savages'

Breathe Carolina have released the track listing and cover art for their fourth studio album, 'Savages', due for release on April 15th via Fearless Records.

The new album takes listeners to a new level of their electro-rock, and features guest vocals from Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria), Tyler Carter (Issues), and pop artist Karmin.

Lead singer David Schmitt says: "We're excited to bring everyone this new chapter of Breathe Carolina. We've been exploring new territories and travelling deep within ourselves. This is the most real BC has ever been." 

Thursday, 30 January 2014

News: Bayside post first single from upcoming album 'Cult'

Bayside will be releasing 'Cult', their sixth studio album, on February 17th through Hopeless Records, but you can get a taste of what to expect with their new single, Time Has Come.

Time Has Come is everything you'd expect from Bayside, with a sing-along chorus and a good handful of hey's and ho's. The official music video will be released next month, and the lyric video is below:

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

News: Paramore release official video for 'Ain't It Fun'

Paramore are back with yet another fun-filled music video, this time with an aim: the most World Records set in a music video.

Not only did they achieve that record, but also several more, including "fastest time to unwrap a mummy", "most feathers caught in 30 seconds", and interestingly "fastest time to run backwards holding stuffed animals blindfolded for 30 feet". Riiight...

You can catch the new video here:

News: With One Last Breath debut album 'The Fearless Ones' out in April

With One Last Breath will release their first album, 'The Fearless Ones', on April 14th through Small Town Records. They announced the news with a lyric video of the title track, which can be found below.

Vocalist Sam Graves explains that the title track is not about fearing fate: “I've known people who have lost their life way too early. It's horrible, but also unavoidable. I wrote this song about feeling fearless.”

News: The 1975 to release new single, 'Settle Down'

The 1975 have announced that they will release Settle Down on February 24th via Dirty Hit / Polydor.

The band had incredible success last year with several huge hits and a #1 debut album, and it looks like that's going to continue well into 2014.

News: Darkness Divided sign to Victory Records

San Antonio's Darkness Divided are the latest addition to the Victory roster!

Vocalist Gerard Mora says, "We are incredibly stoked to be a part of the Victory Records Family!  We've always been fans of Victory's roster, and it's a blessing to be included with the many talented bands that Victory has worked with over the years.  We are currently writing our debut full length, and we have some really cool tour opportunities on the horizon.  We can't wait to show everyone what we've been writing and playing in a ton of new places very soon!"


News: Killwhitneydead album pre-order starts today

Rather than using crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter, the band is allowing fans to pre-order the new record, 'Suffer My Wrath', directly from them. The campaign will run until the end of March, and will include several campaign exclusives, such as the first ever vinyl edition of 2006's 'So Pretty So Plastic'.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

News: NATIVES announce their debut album

NATIVES have done well, considering they're yet to release 'Indoor War', due out on March 17th via Transmission Records.

They credit producers John Feldmann (who has worked with the likes of The Used, Panic At The Disco and Good Charlotte) and Brandon Paddock for helping shape their sound, turning demos into polished songs. 

Jack Fairbrother, guitarist, says: “I think it’s fairly simple to write music which is instantly infectious, and I also think it’s equally simple to write music so personal that it reads like a diary and feels deeply profound. The challenge, I think, is to create music with layers, music which both sonically and lyrically is instantly accessible and infectious, yet has a depth and narrative which speaks to people in new ways with each listen. That was the aim with this album.”

The band will begin a UK tour in March, dates after the jump...

News: Comeback Kid release new album in March

We've all been on the edges of our seats waiting for a new record from Comeback Kid, and that time has finally come. Their sixth studio album, 'Die Knowing', will be released in-store and digitally on March 4th. 

Of the in-your-face forthcoming release, front man Andrew Neufield says: “The goal with 'Die Knowing' was to really capture the best parts of our live show and put those elements into the album. Lyrically, it’s a reminder to stay hungry while carving your own path, living life to its full potential. This will be the biggest and heaviest sounding Comeback Kid album to date.”

And you can get a taste of what's to come right here:

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

News: Ice Nine Kills release new album, 'The Predator Becomes The Prey'

Today marks the release of Ice Nine Kills' third full-length album, and their first with Outerloop Records, 'The Predator Becomes The Prey'. The album has already hit the US iTunes rock top ten.

Vocalist Spencer Charnas says: "I 100% feel this is our best album to date because we struck the perfect balance between diversity and cohesiveness. While no two songs really sound alike, the album feels very much like one piece of art. Lyrically, the record is definitely angry, but it exudes a positive energy at the same time. Aggressive music can in fact be therapeutic as long as you use it as an outlet for your demons, not as a blue print for your actions." 

You can check out the official video for The Coffin Is Moving here: 


Friday, 17 January 2014

MPM Meets...Blessthefall

Blessthefall have had a bit of a lineup change since they first started making music, just over ten years ago. Their latest album, 'Hollow Bodies', came out in August, before the band took off on a UK tour. And that's where we come in, to catch up with frontman Beau Bokan...

Thursday, 16 January 2014

News: Flaming Arts Agency and & Rockstar present free-entry UK tour

Yes, I'm serious. A whole tour, free entry. So for exactly zero pennies you can see Nightshade, Cyclamen, Sworn Amongst and Honour Is Dead. Can't say that's a bad deal, can you?

And if that's not enough, there'll be a raffle each night to win a case of Rockstar Energy Drink, plus a tonne of other goodies, and CDs and T-shirts from the touring bands. 

Full tour dates after the jump...

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

News: Architects to release new album, 'Lost Forever, Lost Together' in March

It certainly looks like 2014 is going to go well for Architects, who will be releasing their next album through Epitaph Records on March 10th. 

They launched their new single, Naysayer, on Radio 1 on Monday night, only for #R1Architects and #Naysayer to end up trending worldwide.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

We'll (hopefully) have tonnes of awesome features and reviews up in 2014, let's all have a good one!