Evertim have announced their new EP, Your Heaven Held Me Well, is set for release on 19th January 2018 through Fox Records. To celebrate the release the band have released an emotionally charged new single titled Let Me Go, that is now available to stream and also via all good digital outlets.
Let Me Go can be streamed here and Your Heaven Held Me Well can be pre-ordered here
You can view the official music video for Let Me Go below Read More…
Following on from this year’s Mistakes I Seem To Make EP, Lightcliffe have announced they will release their Failure By Design Records debut, For A While, on November 24th. Ahead of the EP’s release they have revealed the video for the lead single, Staring At Your Bedroom Floor, Lightcliffe will also be on tour in support of For A While this December and the tour dates can be viewed by clicking on the flyer.
You can pre-order For A While on cassette via Failure By Design Records here
You can view the video for Staring At Your Bedroom Floor below Read More…
Over the past three years Beyond Recall have amassed an army of followers and a stellar reputation for delivering earnest, emotional alternative rock with a broad crossover appeal. The threesome are now set to climb again with the release of their new single and video, Wonder, that combined with a full live schedule will see Beyond Recall soar to new heights in 2018.
Wonder can be streamed via Spotify and Apple Music and downloaded via iTunes here
You can view the video for Wonder below Read More…
Canterbury emo influenced alt-rockers The Young Hearts have released their new music video, Medicine, today. The track is inspired by growing up and losing touch and is taken from the bands new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, which is out now through Primordial Records. The Young Hearts take to the road across the South of England next week, including a hometown show at The Ballroom in Canterbury. You can purchase Honestly, I’m Just Thinking via Primordial Records here, and digitally via iTunes here and Spotify here
The video for Medicine, and The Young Hearts tour dates, can be viewed below
KidBrother have released their new single, Moon, via SaySomething Records, with the single release show set for November 7th at London venue The Monarch with support from Sick Joy, Eva Plays Dead and Projector. A highly personal song, Moon showcases the band at their most vibrant and honest.
Moon is available via iTunes here, Spotify here and Apple Music here
You can view the video for Moon below Read More…
Panic State Records
New Jersey’s Latewaves signed with Panic State Records earlier this year, and they released the band’s debut EP, Partied Out, back in September. The band draw off influences from the quirky minor and 7th chords that were the hallmark of nineties alt rock, this is combined with the angst and aggression of the early 2000’s post hardcore and emo scenes, whilst Latewaves might have found their sound in the echoes of the past, they bring a distinctly modern twist to the soundtrack that influenced their sound.
If It’s Over kicks things off with an anthemic opener that carries a killer hook, and to confirm that this wasn’t a one off Jezebel and Bailin’ Out follow it up and brings a poppier, but no less bouncy, element to the EP. There’s a distinct change of pace at the midway point as Year Ago Today (Peanut Butter Coffee) brings a distinctly melancholy element into the mix before Partied Out builds itself back up with It’ll Be Fine and Face Down, which round out an impressive six track EP from this New Jersey Trio.
Whilst we were late to party on this one, it’s a case of better late than never as this is an EP that’s anything but Partied Out. The EP never quite manages to hit the heights of the impressive opening track, but that’s more of a reflection on just how good a song If It’s Over is rather than casting any negative light on the rest of the EP. The Partied Out EP is a solid six track debut from Latewaves, and it’s one that indicates that there is a bright future for this New Jersey trio.
Partied Out can be ordered via Panic State Records here
You can download Partied Out via iTunes here and stream the EP via Spotify here
The Young Hearts from Kent, UK have shared the new lyric video for Bloom, a track taken from the bands new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking. The new EP features four tracks of powerful emo influenced alt rock, which has been highly praised by the music press and is out now via Primordial Records.
Honestly, I’m Just Thinking is available on vinyl here and via Spotify here and iTunes here
You can view the lyric video for Bloom below Read More…
Lightblue are a hotly-tipped emerging pop punk/emo quintet who hail from Cheltenham, UK, who have already received favourable comparisons to Boston Manor, Brand New, and The Front Bottoms. Lightblue will drop their debut EP, Paradise Lost, on Friday 8th December via Shipwreck Records, ahead of the EP’s release the band have revealed a new track, Far Gone.
The Shipwreck Records website can be found here
Far Gone can be streamed here
UK emo band Sad Blood have released their final ever single, a fittingly anthemic ode called Little Love Letters. The band are to play their final show on the 19th October at Birthdays, Dalston, London, with support from brand new garage punk band Pretty Pistol, as well as Guillotine and Gender Roles. The track is the band’s last hurrah but expect exciting news of future developments very shortly.
Little Love Letters can be streamed and purchased via Bandcamp here
You can view the video for Little Love Letters below Read More…
Italy’s Regarde deliver a solid blend a indie, emo and post hardcore on their new full length, Leavers, that was released yesterday, the 6th October. The album is now available on vinyl, cassette and digital formats, as well as on a limited edition milky vinyl and a bundle that includes a ltd edition hand signed analogic photo.
Leavers can be streamed and purchased via Wiretap Records here
The limited edition milky vinyl edition of Leavers can be ordered here
Take This To Heart Records
Kali Masi started life back in 2011 after the members previous outfits had imploded, from the off they blended the punk and hardcore of their youth with the new wave of emo bands that was sweeping their local scene. Since their formation they have built up towards the release of their debut album, Wind Instrument, with a series of single and EP releases, as well as a relentless touring schedule that has seen them criss cross North America, now Wind Instrument is set to be released on the 2nd October via Take This To Heart Records.
Some Friends opens with some very gentle strings before the track explodes into life to deliver a short sharp opener, Wind Instrument is an album that embraces many influences and blends them with their punk influences. Tracks such as Her Palms Were Read, Jejune and Reccourring (II) offer a more subtle outlet than the opening track but they are no less full blooded, whilst the staccato assault of Powerline Days brings the pace of the album down, but not at the expense of the energy of the album. Ghost (The Pottery Scene) and Lunger offer Wind Instrument‘s only relatively mellow moments before they return to what they do best as Your Other Left and Sputter kick Wind Instrument back into life before CA brings the album to fittingly epic and sprawling finale.
Kali Masi might have taken on a broader range of influences but they’ve remained true to their punk rock roots, whilst elements of emo and math rock are present they are are assimilated into their punk rock sound rather than overriding or dissipating the energy of their impressive debut album. Kali Masi have produced an impressive full length, whilst it never quite lives up to the promise of the explosive opener, Some Friends, this is an album that brings together disparate influences to produce a heartfelt and energetic debut.
Wind Instrument can be pre-ordered via Take This To Heart Records here
Sweet Little Machine have revealed a brand new video for ‘Monsters‘, the title track from their new EP that is set for release on 6th October 2017. The band will be opening every night on the forthcoming Fireball – Fuelling The Fire tour in October 2017 playing alongside Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Mad Caddies and The Skints.
The Monsters EP can be pre-ordered here
The Fireball – Fuelling The Fire tour dates, and the Monsters video, can be viewed below Read More…
After releasing their huge single Books & Comfort
in late July, Swiss quartet Cold Reading
are now set to release their new EP Sojourner
on the 22nd September via KROD Records
. The record consists of four heartwarming and inspirational tracks situated somewhere between contemporary indie rock and 90’s influenced emo.
EP can be pre-ordered via KROD Records here
You can read more about the making of the Sojourner EP below
Up and coming UK pop punkers Buffalo Go! released their new EP, Cave In, earlier this month, their latest release follows on from their debut single Fifty/Fifty that was released back in 2015 and the style of their debut single is carried through to their latest EP, but everything feels more focused and refined than on their initial release. The end product is an EP that is another example of a band that is moving away from the pop punk template and bringing something fresh to a genre that was in danger of becoming stale and predictable.
Lead single Caught Up launches the Cave In EP with a bruising delivery, that was whilst pop punk at it’s heart has a lot more muscle than bands from the genre usually possess, Mantis confirms that the opening number was not a one off, as this is another intense dose of pop punk. Light Patrol sees the intensity upped with an almost crossover feel to the delivery, but the best is saved almost for last in the form of the impressive track Fight Milk that combines everything the EP has thrown at us in three near perfect minutes, finally Just Call Me Circuit Breaker brings the Cave In EP full circle with another muscular dose of pop punk.
The Cave In EP is an emotional heavyweight that is a unique EP in pop punk terms, the song structures are unmistakably born of the genre’s heyday, but the way they are delivered is a distinct shift away from the more predictable styles that many adopt. The EP contains heavyweight drum beats and crunching guitar riffs that are combined with melodic vocals to deliver an EP that is an original and welcome addition to the ongoing renaissance that pop punk seems to be enjoying this year.
The Cave In EP can be streamed and purchased, on CD and digital formats, here
Italy’s Regarde deliver a solid blend a indie, emo and post hardcore on their new full length, Leavers, that is due for release on the 6th October. The album is now available for pre-order on milky vinyl and a bundle that includes a ltd edition hand signed analogic photo. Ahead of the LP’s release Regarde have revealed a video for the track Patterns that is taken from the new album.
Leavers can be pre-ordered via Wiretap Records here
You can view the video for Patterns below Read More…
Oklahoma City’s Life Lessons
have just released their new EP, Best When In Motion
, via You Did This Records
and Triple Crown Records,
the new EP is the follow up to the band’s previous self-released EP’s, I Know What I’m Not
and What The Silence Meant
. In support of Best When In Motion
, Life Lessons
have joined Four Year Strong
on their Rise Or Die Trying
10 year anniversary tour along with Seaway
, Life Pacific
Best When In Motion
is available for purchase and streaming here
Life Lessons US tour dates can be viewed below
Sheffield pop punk quartet Sweet Little Machine have announced the release of their new EP, Monsters, on the 6th October 2017, ahead of the release the band have unleashed a stream of the EP’s title track. Sweet Little Machine were chosen last year as Fireball’s Hottest Band 2017, and the band will be opening every night on the forthcoming Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour in October 2017 playing alongside Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and Mad Caddies each night.
The title tracks from the Monsters EP can be streamed here
You can view the Fireball – Fuelling The Fire tour dates below Read More…
I Am Growing, Honestly
Texan emo outfit Sine Cura‘s unusual name translates from Latin as ‘Without Care’, and that seems to be an appropriate moniker for a band who only released their debut single, Pressing Flowers, in the summer of 2016, now just two years after their formation the band have signed to Standby Records and have released their debut EP, I Am Growing, Honestly, that features five tracks of their unique blend of emo, indie and punk.
Drive eases you into the EP before it unexpectedly bursts into life with a hyperactive blast of indie infused punk that boasts an anthemic chorus, Growing Pains follows up with another burst of adrenalized emo. This duo of tracks made for a promising start to their sophomore EP, but as their roots are in the emo scene Headache Remedy brings the EP down to earth, but this midway point lull dupes you into a false sense of security as the track suddenly bursts into life for it’s final minute. Their impressive debut single, Pressing Flowers, carries the energy that has characterised the EP and the final number, La Luna, is another track that just can’t keep the restraints on and closes the EP in discordant style.
You can’t help get the feeling that Sine Cura can’t stop themselves from bringing energy into their sophomore release, even the tracks that promised an introspective moment of calm smash into life without warning. Sine Cura may have their roots deep in the emo scene but there are punk and energetic indie influences that come to the fore, and it’s these that make Sine Cura an intriguing outfit that brings a caffeinated rush to the sound, the result is an impressive debut for Standby Records that indicates that this is a band that have a bright future ahead of them.
I Am Growing, Honestly can be ordered via Standby Records here
Emo influenced alt-rockers The Young Hearts
have released the video for their new single, Smoke
, that is taken from the bands new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking
, that will be released on September 29th through Primordial Records
Honestly, I’m Just Thinking
is available to pre-order digitally here
and on vinyl here
The video for Smoke, and The Young Hearts tour dates, can be viewed below
New Jersey trio Latewaves have signed with Panic State Records who are set to release the band’s debut EP, Partied Out. The band draw off influences from the quirky minor and 7th chords of 90s alt rock and the angst and aggression of the early 2000’s post hardcore and emo scenes, Latewaves find their sound in the echoes of the past but bring a modern twist and the band have released a stream of the track Facedown ahead of the EP’s release.
Partied Out can be pre-ordered via Panic State Records here
You can stream Facedown here and view the bands tour dates below Read More…
Texas emo quartet Sine Cura have signed with Standby Records and the band’s debut EP, I Am Growing, Honestly, is set for release on August 4th. Sine Cura are fuelled by interests in 80’s pop-rock, 90’s grunge, and newer alternative-emo acts to create their own signature ‘sad pop’.
I Am Growing, Honestly can be pre ordered via Standby Records here
The video for the track Pressing Flowers can be viewed below Read More…
Muskets found their birth in Brighton, UK where they quickly engaged in the city’s always growing music scene, they connected with like minded peers who held a shared DIY ethos and influence of grunge, punk and emo sounds, now the Brighton based outfit have premiered a new song, Chewing Gum, with a full album due to follow in the Autumn on No Sleep Records.
Chewing Gum can be streamed on all digital platforms here and via YouTube here
Musket‘s UK tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
Kent’s Emo influenced alt-rockers, The Young Hearts, have signed to Primordial Records and the band are to set to release their new EP, Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, on September 29th. The Young Hearts have now released Smoke, the lead single from Honestly, I’m Just Thinking, ahead of the EP’s release and the band will be on tour in the UK in August and October, along with an appearance at Manchester’s Deadbolt Festival in September.
You can stream Smoke, the lead single from the EP, here
You can view The Young Hearts UK tour dates below Read More…
The Swiss emo powerhouse Cold Reading
have released their anthemic new single, Books & Comfort
, that is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP, Sojourner,
that will be released on September 22nd on KROD Records
. The quartet presents a shape shifting sound through their dynamic arrangements as delicate vocals intertwine with powerful guitars and driving drums that showcases a band with a passion for profound lyrics and an earnest yet unpredictable blend of timbres.
Books & Comfort
can be streamed via Spotify here
and Soundcloud here
The video for Books & Comfort can be viewed below
London based emo punks KidBrother have released their latest video and single, White Rabbit, through Say Something Records. You can also catch KidBrother live when they appear with No Trigger at The Borderline in London on Wednesday 2nd August and tickets for the show can be purchased here
White Rabbit is out now through Say Something Records on all digital platforms.
You can view the video for White Rabbit
below and the band’s website is here
No Sleep Records
Canada’s Pine are the newest signing to No Sleep Records, and it seems the band have wasted no time in brining out their first release for the label, the Pillow Talk EP. The EP is now available on vinyl, on a limited edition pink with green swirl variant, as well as being available digitally. Pine offer a unique mix of post punk intensity that is blended with influences ranging from emo to shoegaze that brings a unique combination that’s as refreshing and cathartic as it is nostalgic.
Dolya opens with a mellow emotive slice of post punk influenced shoegaze, ethereal vocals combine with a gorgeous dream like melody to create a blissed out introduction to Pine that just washes over you. Viable ups the ante, but despite the more strident beat it maintains the dream like quality of the opening number with it’s delicate multi layered vocals, whereas (Un)rest delivers the kind of song you get the feeling the Pillow Talk EP has been building up to, a perfect dreamscape that has a subtle intensity that blends perfectly into the penultimate track, Jilt. Blue Jacket closes the EP with a truly epic and mellow finale that brings the Pillow Talk EP to a subtle crescendo.
If your tastes are towards snarling punk rock then the Pillow Talk EP won’t be for you, but for me this is an EP for those mellow moments after a late night that has unexpectedly become a very early morning, it’s subtle intensity is strangely beguiling and the vocal delivery from Darlene Deschamps is one that is hypnotic and entrancing, and it is backed up by a lush soundscape. There are post punk influences aplenty on the intriguing EP, but it avoids recreating the past and instead they mark out their own territory with an original and blissed out EP, and this is a release that come the right moment will be one that you’ll be glad that you own.
The Pillow Talk EP can be ordered on vinyl from No Sleep Records here and digitally via Bandcamp here
Muskets found their birth in Brighton, UK where they quickly engaged in the city’s always growing music scene. Here, they connected with like-minded peers who held a shared DIY ethos and influence of grunge, punk and emo sounds. Now the band have announced a series of UK dates with Weatherstate that commence on August 11th at Southampton, The Joiners.
Muskets will be releasing a new single shortly, and a full album will follow later this year.
You can view the video for their last single, 17 Years, and Muskets tour dates, below Read More…
Late last year Redwood released their sophomore EP, Blood Moon, that swells in and out of post-rock sensibilities whilst leaning heavily on a mid-west emo sound. Redwood have now released their new single, Night Garden, on the surface it sounds like a lush and positive song with punishing guitar sounds and beautiful vocal harmonies, but under the surface their is substance as it covers the serious issue of domestic violence. Blood Moon is set for a vinyl release through DIY label Blindreader Records in July that will be limited to 300 copies and will feature the two tracks from the Night Garden single, as well as a fold out A3 lyric sheet.
You can order and stream Night Garden here
Italy’s Regarde have signed to Wiretap Records and the band have now released a brand new music video for their new single, Last Summer, that is taken from their forthcoming debut album, that is due out this Fall via Wiretap Records (USA) V4V Records (Italy) and Epidemic Records (Italy).
Last Summer is available via iTunes here and Spotify here
You can view the video for Last Summer below Read More…
Take This To Heart Records
Swordfish are set to release their latest album, Rodia, on the 5th May 2017 on CD, cassette and digital formats via Take This To Heart Records. Swordfish are a band that wear their influences on their sleeves and take their cues from the haunting guitar style of American Football, the vocal urgency of Sorority Noise and the instant gratification of Joyce Manor, this is a combination that covers the anxiety and heartbreak that you’d expect on an emo influenced album, but thankfully it’s one that avoids the self indulgent pitfalls that so many emo bands fall into.
Favourite Clothes kicks things off with a heartfelt and steady opener where the yearning vocals are set against heartaching guitar lines, this is largely the pattern for much of Rodia, but it’s not the whole story. This is not an uptempo punk album by any means, rather it’s one than channels the personal turbulence of emo and combines it with the melody of The Weakerthans and the passion of Off With Their Heads. There are uptempo moments such as the charged lo-fi punker Trenton Garage, but these moments are juxtaposed against the emotionally charged slower tracks such as I’m Okay (x3) and the album’s closing track, Owen, that brings Rodia to a satisfying and melodic finale.
The trumpet that features on every track compliments the compositions, rather than feeling like an afterthought, and adds depth to Rodia. This is an album that covers everything from the standard subjects that the emo genre covers including mental health, heartbreak and existentialism, but rather than this being an album that wallows in self doubt and selfism this comes across as an upbeat album that embraces the more charged side of the emo scene. The emo stylings on Rodia are combined with a few well chosen punk influences to create an impressive album, and it’s one that makes a welcome addition to the impressive roster than Take This To Heart Records are steadily building
Rodia can be pre-ordered via Take This To Heart Records here
Swordfish‘s Facebook page can be found here