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AMITY GOES ZOMBIE

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: AMITY GOES ZOMBIE

 

Fearless Records are at it again, gearing up to release another Punk Goes Pop compilation album, lucky number 7!

While most artists picked for the albums are American, sometimes the Aussie bands get a look in. This time it’s the boys in The Amity Affliction, bringing the goods with their cover of The Weeknds ‘Can’t Feel My Face’.

The band have shown their inner zombie, releasing an Amity meets The Walking Dead video for the track. Although the band look a little bit dead in the clip, they breathe new life into the song that was overplayed on the radio, meanwhile adding a cute little high school zombie love story into the mix.

We’re digging it! See the music video below and have a listen!

 

PUNK GOES POP VOL. 7 is out on the 14th of July via Fearless Records

ALBUM REVIEW: THE BLACK – ASKING ALEXANDRIA

THE BLACK – ASKING ALEXANDRIA

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Any doubts about how Asking Alexandria would fare after the departure of singer Danny Worsnop, were erased when the UK metal-core group released single I Won’t Give In back in May last year, introducing Denis Stoff (Make Me Famous and Down & Dirty) to the world as the new vocalist for the band.  Fast forward to March 25th 2016, the band released their fourth and latest album The Black via Sumerian Records.

The Black is Asking Alexandria’s triumphant return to the forefront of the metal-core scene, bringing back all the heaviness we loved from the first two albums, that was lacking on From Death to Destiny (still a great album in its own right). Let it Sleep and The Black are the first two tracks on the album, heavy and fast paced from the get go. After listening to these two songs, I was pretty much hooked.

The album has the hard and fast tracks balanced out with softer, slower more ballad styled pieces in-between. Denis Stoff is a talented vocalist with an incredible range, going from calm clean vocals to the mightiest of screams and growls, flawlessly. Fans that enjoy Ben Bruce’s vocal abilities will be happy to know the album also features more solo parts from the guitarist/vocalist, an element that hasn’t really been featured since the first album. Bruce also has lead vocals on softer track, Gone.

Instrumentally, this album seems a lot more matured and tighter, which reflects the band’s new outlook and its regrouping, which you hear Ben Bruce discuss at the beginning of Sometimes It Ends.

Those that have always been a fan of the band will love this album. Have a listen to it for yourself. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have it on repeat for days. Asking Alexandria are back and better than ever. Their new album may be called The Black but for the band, this is a whole new chapter and their future is bright!

Tracks to listen to: Let It Sleep, The Black and The Lost SoulsI Won’t Give In and Undivided have catchy lyrics that will become sing along crowd favourites at shows in no time.

Rating: 10/10

Feature Band – Double Lined Minority

Feature Artist of the Week – Double Lined Minority

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Members

Eddie Salazar – Vocals/Guitar

Cameron Griffiths – Vocals/Guitar

Blair Klein – Bass

Jack Merriman – Drums

Formed – 2009

Based- Brisbane

 

Vocalist and Guitarist of Double Lined Minority, Eddie Salazar answered some of our questions about the band and what they are about. If you haven’t heard about DLM before, I suggest you have a listen because they are one of the best up and coming bands out of Australia right now! 

 How did you guy form a band and when did you start?

Eddie: We have been DLM since 2009. Cameron and I met each other in a school play. We had a jam backstage and decided to form a band.

What genre do you consider the band to fit into?

Eddie: I’m not a fan of labels… I would say DLM is a rock band. We like catchy stuff so I guess we’re a pop rock band, but again we aren’t 5SOS. Some would say pop punk…but we don’t sound like The Story So Far or Neck Deep (The ‘pop punk trend’ at the moment). Maybe Alternative Pop Punk?

 Who are some of your influences and favourite bands?

Eddie: Individually we all aspire from different areas of music. I love bands like Foo Fighters and Fall Out Boy, Cameron and Blair love their rap music and Jack loves his heavy and chilled music. In the end it kind of influences the sound we are trying to achieve… maybe aha

What musical aspirations do you hold for the band in 2015?

Eddie: We are releasing our new EP soon, so we’re really excited for that. We’ve got heaps planned for it and we hope to travel again.

What has been the bands biggest highlight or achievement so far?

Eddie: Playing Big Day Out a couple of times, but the most fun has been selling out a couple of our headlining tour shows. Feels great!

 What is instore for DLM in the next few months?

Eddie: Next few months involve new music and shows and that’s what matters!

Check out the Double Lined Minority’s new EP ‘Caught In The Crossfire’ on the bands bandcamp: http://doublelinedminority.bandcamp.com/ 

Follow them on their social media sites and watch some of their music videos below!

Triple J Unearthed Page: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/double-lined-minority

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/doublelinedminority

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FollowDLM

Website: www.doublelinedminority.com

 

 

 

In Hearts Wake announce national Skydancer tour

Recently In Hearts Wake revealed on their Facebook page that they had been keeping a huge secret from fans for the past year and a half.

 

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“Today we can finally unveil the secret that we’ve been keeping for the past 18 months. We will be releasing a new full length album titled “Skydancer” on May 1st. “Skydancer” was recorded alongside “Earthwalker” and is the second half of the album project we created in Michigan, late 2013. Everything from the concept, lyrics, tracklisting, album cover and artwork is aligned between the two records…Some of you may have also found the secret booklet hidden underneath the tray of the “Earthwalker” CD, which contained a set of unknown lyrics. We can now reveal that they’re the lyrics to the first single taken from Skydancer which is called ‘Breakaway’ ” (Music video for Breakaway below)

 

On Wednesday, the band announced a national Skydancer tour for the end of May and beginning of June, with supporting acts We Came As Romans, Beartooth and Storm the Sky! Talk about a huge line up!

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 Tickets go on sale Thursday March 19th at 9am

Enter Shikari announce Australian tour!

enter_shikariGet ready Australia!

Enter Shikari have just announced that they will be returning to our shores in May in support of their new album ‘The Mindsweep’ which is out today here! joining them on the road will be none other than our own Hands Like Houses!

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Tuesday the 20th of January via www.tickets.destroyalllines.com

Mon 18 May Metropolis, Fremantle 18+
Wed 20 May HQ, Adelaide 18+
Fri 22 May The Forum, Melbourne 18+
Sat 23 May The Roundhouse, Sydney 18+
Sun 24 May The Tivoli, Brisbane 18+

You won’t want to miss this one!

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Unwed Teenage Mothers release debut album

GOODNIGHTGIRLSGarage Punk band, Unwed Teenage Mothers have released their debut album ‘Goodnight Girls’ via Bleed 101 Records! Check out the band’s album on ITunes- https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/unwed-teenage-mothers/id953981766, especially tracks ‘Nothing Will Ever Get Any Better’ and ‘Whose Girl Are You’! It is punk meets old school pop and it is awesome!

Feature Artist: Q&A with The Orphan, The Poet

Feature Artist: Q&A with Jake Floyd of The Orphan, The Poet

 

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Bassist Jake Floyd of this weeks feature artist ‘The Orphan, The Poet‘, answered some of my questions about the band and what their year has been like.

For those who haven’t heard of you guys before or are new fans of the

band. How would you describe yourselves and what you are about as a

band?

J: Hmmm. Describing your sound is never an easy thing to do as a musician. I

saw a review once that described us as a mix between Circa Survive, Jimmy

Eat World, and Thrice. I’m not sure how accurate that is, but those bands all

fall among our favorites, so I was very flattered. I’d say the easiest answer is

that we are a rock band that likes to jump around and challenge ourselves

musically.

What do you think makes The Orphan, The Poet unique and stand out

among other up and coming bands?

J: Our live show is something we take great pride in. We’ve gained some

stamina over the years of touring to maintain a certain level of energy

throughout the whole set. And that energy tends to feed off into the

crowd, whether it’s 800 people or 8. We enjoy playing our songs, so passion

has a lot to do with it.

So 2014 has been a pretty big year for The Orphan, the Poet. What has

been the biggest highlight/biggest achievement for the band this year?

J: 2014 has been so good to us. We started the year running with our single,

“Starlight”, and since then, it’s been non-stop. We’ve gotten the chance

to tour with bands we truly love. And on top of that, travel to places

we’ve never been and hear people sing our words. That is easily the most

gratifying experience. To show up to a city we’ve never been in and see

someone wearing our band’s shirt. We’ve even seen some people with our

band’s symbol tattooed on them, which is insane.

What has been the biggest challenge the band has faced in its career?

J: In 2012, we did our first full US tour supporting Dance Gavin Dance on the

Rock Yourself To Sleep tour. In those six weeks, we learned a lot on how to

operate as a band being out on the road. It was truly a pivotal moment in

our band’s career.

You’ve just recently released the music video for ‘Better Than This’. What

has the reaction from fans been like so far for the video?

Honestly, insane. We had no idea people would latch onto this as much

as they did. As a band, we put a lot of work into our videos. Typically, the

concepts are formed from outlandish things we think could be cool, and

then our dear friend/director, Roman Luck, is able to take these ideas and

run with them. He is really the magic behind making everything look and

feel the way it should.

Where do you hope to see yourselves and the band this time next year?

J: I have a great feeling about the next year of our band. Although there’s still

a bit to go in 2014, we’ve already started looking into our 2015 schedule.

We’ve been writing a lot. Hopefully the next year will bring a full-length and

a bunch of touring.

Check out The Orphan, The Poet’s new music video for ‘Better Than This’ on YouTube and keep up to date with the band on their social media sites!

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/theorphanthepoet)

Twitter (@TOTPband)