The Obsessives are now streaming their self titled sophomore album in full, The Obsessives will be released on the 17th March via Lame-O Records in the US, Dog Knights Productions in the UK and Europe, and Cooking Vinyl in Australia. The band has also recently announced their new tour with Sorority Noise, including dates with Sinai Vessel, Forth Wanderers, Matt Kerekes and Shannen Moser.
Pre-orders for The Obsessives are available here (USA), here (EU) and here (Au)
You can stream The Obsessives, and view the tour dates, here
Every Stranger Looks Like You are a three piece post-hardcore band based in Brakel, Belgium, they are set to release their debut full length Bluest Shade Of Black on vinyl through UK DIY label Dog Knights Productions on February 24th. Every Stranger Looks Like You have now shared their new single, Prosopagnosia, the track is a perfect representation of the record’s often uncomfortable and challenging moments, it’s wicked example of how the band play with different emotions and sounds throughout so effortlessly.
Bluest Shade Of Black can be pre-ordered here
Prosopagnosia can be streamed here
New England screamo outfit Youth Funeral have announced that their new full length Heavenward is due to drop on Dec 9th via Skeletal Lighting (US) and Dog Knights Productions (UK).
Ahead of the street date, the band are streaming Only in Sleep Safe, check it out, along with the tracklist for Heavenward below.
Hailing from Chicago, Ill., emo project Dowsing are streaming a new song at Alternative Press. Listen to Red Legs Kicking here.
The song is from the band’s forthcoming full-length album expected to release April 29 via Asian Man Records (U.S.) and Dog Knights Productions (U.K. and Europe). The new LP will follow their sophomore record I Don’t Even Care Anymore, which dropped in 2013 by Count Your Lucky Stars Records. View track listing for the LP below.
1. Wasted On Hate
2. Feeling Better
3. Kept Me Around
4. Grunge For Life
6. Finally Ghost
7. Born To Soar
8. I’m Sorry You’re Great
10. Red Legs Kicking
Dowsing will tour North America with Kittyhawk beginning in May and concluding in June. Check out the tour dates below.
The Yellow Streak EP
Dog Knights Productions
Holy 90’s throwback Batman! Ok, maybe that is slightly unfair, but the swirling wall of sound guitars combined with the laconically delivered dream-like vocals was a hallmark of the alternative rock of that decade. The Chesire based quartet cite hardcore legends Fugazi and emo outfit Sunny Day Real Estate as influences, but being a child of the 90’s, I picked up traces of Mystery Machine, Swervedriver and even early Smashing Pumpkins throughout this EP. Wave after wave of swirling guitars rage, held up by a framework of bass and drums, building ferociously before crashing down and engulfing the listener to the point that you are experiencing the music rather than simply listening to it.
Douse and Head Trip are both very similar, employing the swirling effect with higher pitched vocal delivery, reminiscent of The Joy Formidable, and very well done. The vocals travel into hardcore territory at times, adding a different dynamic and completely changing up the energy levels. Both tracks are excellently crafted and whilst they may not instantly grab you, they do leave a lasting impression.
Laying Odds changes things up slightly with more direct punk rock riffing, surrounded by distortion aplenty of course, while the vocals just seem to slide along pretty effortlessly. Yellow Streak slows the pace down and plays off the classic quiet/loud dynamic overlayed with dream-like vocals, not dissimilar to the Deftones, if they turned down the rock.
Ultimately I think Simmer have created something pretty impressive with The Yellow Streak EP. Yes, it does sound very familiar and there are many other bands doing something similar, but the subtle shifts the band introduce make The Yellow Streak EP just interesting enough to make it stand out from the crowd.
Virginia Beach’s Turnover has debuted a brand new song. The track is titled “Disintegration” and is due out on their upcoming EP, Blue Drea, due out August 26, 2014 jointly via Broken Rim Records & Dog Knights Productions. The album follows their debut full-length Magnolia, released in 2013 via Run For Cover Records.
Watch the video below.