Anarchy Reign’s “Liars” Kickstarts Metal’s Fightback

Just when you thought all music had become bland and safe, along come Anarchy Reigns, a British industrial metal band with a rallying call to arms. The anarchy is mercifully restrained, however – acts of gentle anarchy are spreading like wildfire, due to the band’s social media (see links below) but behind the shindigs is a serious message – that people shouldn’t be satisfied with not having their voice heard.

One person whose voice you will certainly be hearing more of is that of lead Anarchist, Hitch, a whirlwind of anger, humour and slightly theatrical vocals. Live shows are the stuff of legend, seeing the great man descend from the heavens to the stage via his spaceship – who said showbiz was dead?!

Liars is a real earworm which promises much for the release of the EP in the new year. There’s a revolution brewing and it’s wearing leather trousers…

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/duncan-hitch-morris

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJTh2uHiEgnw0LoIdrzSWtQ

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

Website: http://www.anarchyreigns.net/

 

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Sussex-based musician, Jon McDevitt, releases seasonal single ‘Father Christmas’ breaking away from the Christmas cliché

A Christmas cracker from the South-East of England – John McDevitt’s new seasonal single ‘Father Christmas’: 

From creating the theme tune to the Channel 5 series ‘A Different Life’ to selling 2000 unsigned albums with his original band Geist, McDevitt isn’t a complete stranger to the music industry. Now the Christmas sing-along ‘Father Christmas’, due to be released 25th November, blends influences from The Smiths and Dexys Midnight Runners amongst others, to form an easy listen seasonal single.

 This Christmas sing-along avoids the common approaches to the genre. Thoughtful lyrics by co-writer Dominic Hudson paint Father Christmas as a figure missing from Christmas, whilst allowing the listener to interpret it as to how or why; these combine with an infectious melody to make a Christmas single that stands out from the crowd

The band consists of multiple talented musicians such as violinist Anna Jenkins who has worked with the likes of Emily Barker, The Unthanks and Frank Turner when he opened the 2012 Olympics.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/jonmcdevittsongs/

https://twitter.com/jonmcdevitt

www.jonmcdevitt.com

‘Tennessee’ by INJIN

The mysterious yet experienced musician INJIN has released his latest effort, ‘Tennessee’ along with a scenic music video.

Folk rocker INJIN has lived the real rock ‘n’ roll life, hanging out with Jimi Hendrix’s drummer, Mitch, as well as members of Santana. Despite this, it wasn’t always that easy for him. His tough childhood influenced his song writing to form the personal album ‘Tennessee’ that self-reflexively strays from the conveyor belt material being constantly churned out in today’s music industry.

At the young age of just 7, INJIN bizarrely stopped growing and during his teens he was just 3″11 tall which lead to him being bullied at this formative stage of life. Fortunately, he was one of seven lucky ones who were able to receive a ground-breaking new treatment.

I N J I N’s difficult past gave him the knowledge and experience he needed and he soon grew in confidence, pushing musical boundaries by rearranging songs from the likes of Pink Floyd, Ten Years After and Deep Purple with his cover band Ruby Spoon. I N J I N took the name Ruby Spoon to America where he embraced the rock’n’roll lifestyle and his powerful vocals became his signature that helped him stand out from the crowd.

With a throwback 80s-infused sound, INJIN’s work offers something different that lovers of ‘proper’ music will be sure to appreciate.

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGESmecNfwnIsyXiJFIwxw

https://soundcloud.com/user-474221544

https://twitter.com/injinrogerjames

http://www.injin.co.uk/

Homesick Mick- ‘Black Hole Friday’ EP

Black Hole Friday is the debut release from Homesick Mick, a singer songwriter based in Brighton.

Being influenced strongly by social issues, Homesick Mick also started a campaign against Sir Philip Green to force him into paying back the BHS pensions that he had left the employees without. The billionaire has been at the centre of controversy in the past year due to his dishonourable behaviour and Homesick Mick took it upon himself to help out those who had been done wrong.

By starting a social media campaign and petition against Green, Homesick Mick has aimed to raise awareness of the extortion going on in the hope that his actions will help in getting a step closer to justice.

Aside from his work as an activist, Homesick Mick has released his EP of four songs that provide a teaser as to what we can expect from his album coming out in the new year. ‘La Troc’, the first song on the EP, is a real foot-tapper featuring a memorable violin hook and a pulsating guitar riff.

Mick’s music draws inspiration from jazz, rock, folk and pop and this  wide range of musical stylings only goes to prove his quality as a musician and songwriter.

The EP is out now and will be followed by the album The Mysterious Abduction & Return of Homesick Mick on 13th January 2017 which was mastered at the famous Abbey Road studios.

Find out more on Homesick Mick here:

homesickmick.com

https://open.spotify.com/album/4gDzxsdaggebYdvPOOFq2f

Adam Lanceley- ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’

London based singer-songwriter, Adam Lanceley is back with his latest slice of musings on life, ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’, taken from the album, Postcards from Then.

The trials of life have not held back the strong-minded singer-songwriter, Adam Lanceley, whose tragic car crash at the age of ten left him fighting for his life.

After his parents were told his chances of survival were slim and that he certainly would not walk again, Adam was determined to prove them wrong, having to re-learn many skills in the process, even how to talk.

‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is a track that takes you back to the comforting glow of golden summer memories whilst you’re stuck with the dreary cold and rain of the British winter.

Inspired by classic acts such as the Beach Boys, Roy Orbison and even R.E.M, Adam’s music is well worth a listen if you’re looking for something a little left-field.

Links:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

 https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

 http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

Folk rocker Tuffet Bunnies releases EP dedicated to his girlfriend

Folk rocker Tuffet Bunnies, aka Clem Darling, releases an explosion of love songs dedicated to his girlfriend through his debut EP ‘Love Songs For Scarlett’. The 4 track EP explores love, passion and joy, with lyrics dripping with emotion. Darling explains the EP as sounding like “they’ve been  written by a bunch of gypsies that popped out of the back of a caravan”!

From being involved in noise-rock and garage bands, Darling has adapted his sound taking inspiration from the likes of Paul Simon and Beck.

Stream ‘Everything’ here:

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/tuffetbunnies/

https://mobile.twitter.com/tuffetbunnies

 

 

New debut album from The Irontown Diehards

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Northern Irish rockers The Irontown Diehards release this self-titled debut album – and its phenomenal. Crazily catchy choruses and guitarwork make for a roller-coaster ride of a listen. The record is dynamic shifting from soft to hard and brimming with talent, drawing on the group’s previous experience in metal bands. Listen to single ‘Fly High’:

Japanese Fighting Fish are ‘Swimming with Piranhas’ in their new savage release!

Japanese Fighting Fish, four lads who anchor their boat in London, are bringing fun back to rock with their electrifying new album ‘Swimming with Piranhas’, plunging us knee-deep into ferocious riffs then pulling us out again with soaring vocals from frontman Karlost. 

‘Swimming with Piranhas’ doesn’t sound like a great plan for the average diver but Japanese Fighting Fish jump right in and live to tell the tale. This album nibbles away at any possible preconceptions of the band until an epic creature with an unnerving undercurrent is left. The album title comes from the real life wild experiences of Karlost and drummer Sweetman in Ecuador whilst staying with a Quechan tribe when they took a dip in the Amazon River. After their excursion, the boys did a Lep Zep III move and retreated to the countryside to channel all they had learnt from the ‘tribal way of life’ into creating an exhilarating thrill-ride record that bites hard and won’t let you go.

Their latest single from it, ‘For Queen Marilyn’, was written spontaneously after arriving at the recording studio and being asked to ‘just play something’ to check sound levels. An ominous Muse-like riff was quickly followed by crashing drums before the whole thing took off into a grunge explosion. Unwittingly, the Queen was born! After several stages of development, the new track is now available on SoundCloud here!

‘Swimming with Piranhas’ is the band’s third album but the first with Matt McGuinness completing the troop. The album explores new depths with pounding bass lines, incredible drums, and Gareth Mochizuki Ellmer’s pedal board creating the ‘biggest space sounds at just the right time’, according to Karlost, whose own vocal performance is gritty and wild yet captivating throughout.

What do Royal Blood, Savages, and Cage the Elephant all have in common? They were all supported by BBC Introducing! And now Japanese Fighting Fish have joined that stairway there is no doubt they are destined for the heights. One of their next steps will be headlining the venue Milo at the Live at Leeds Festival 2016 and with their sets being renowned for explosive antics and the boys having a habit for ending up accidentally bleeding on stage, this will definitely be a spectacle not be missed.

‘For Queen Marilyn’ will be available on the 3rd June, followed by the album ‘Swimming with Piranhas’ due for release on the 17th June 2016.

Live Dates:

LEEDS 360 Club @ The Library 25.3.2016

BRADFORD Trap Door @ The Mill 26.3.2016

LEEDS Hyde Park Book Club 27.3.2016

LEEDS Milo (Live at Leeds Festival 2016) 30.4.2016

LONDON The Crowndale (formerly The Purple Turtle) 28.5.2016

BRIGHTON Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar 28.9.2016

 

Links:

http://www.japanesefightingfish.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/Japanesefightingfishuk

https://twitter.com/jffuk

https://soundcloud.com/japanese-fighting-fish

 

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Darryl Nash releases exciting blend of pop, rock and electronica, ‘Love Sick’

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UK DIY artist, Darryl Nash, has a diverse and vibrant sound that is entirely his own. Influenced by artists as eclectic as Lady Gaga, Gary Barlow, Bloc Party and Grimes, Love Sick is an exciting cocktail of rock, pop and electronica. His vocals are bubbly and uplifting, culminating into some truly catchy choruses.  Adding to the energy are the sugary self-produced instrumentals, made up of shiny pianos, crisp guitars and shimmering synths. He even throws in some digital panpipes on ‘I Paid The Angel’.

It’s a promising LP that sees the artist embracing his youthfulness whilst showcasing a fun sense of creativity that keeps the listener constantly on their toes as to what will come next. Check out the fun lead single, ‘The Murder Chain’ below, a hi-octane pop number that spookily inspired from Jack the Ripper.

Love Sick is out 6th May.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/darrylnashofficial/?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/darrylleenash

The Colossal Heads prepare for colossal new EP ‘Mammoths’

New Orleans rockers resurrect Grunge with new release on April 29th

Revelling in the heavier side of indie rock, The Colossal Heads are a group on the rise who have been compared to artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Modest Mouse and Nirvana. These are not bands whose names should be taken lightly in terms of comparison – thankfully The Colossal Heads do them justice.

Those bands rose in the 90’s and early 2000’s due to a rock genre that had gone from being anti-establishment to part of the norm. In recent years the cycle has started again, and The Colossal Heads are here to shake things up once more. To offer further proof, check out the album lead track ‘Mammoths’.

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Engineered by Louis Cressy, the EP (and single) are a timely reminder of the power that rock music can have.

Another vital part of any musical success is a propensity for hard work, an area in which The Colossal Heads excel almost as much as their song writing. In a prime example, they toured from New Orleans to California from May-June 2015, living out of their Toyota and sleeping on floors along the way. This grass roots approach carries over to their methods of promotion as well. Relying on Facebook, local radio and word of mouth, the band has continued to develop and grow their fan base as their music has become increasingly assured.

‘Mammoths’ is the final result of this evolution, an EP which steps outside of the box and shows how complacent rock music has become in recent times.

Links:

http://www.thecolossalheads.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDf8jR1fhtUhHqZStJ8JJ0g

https://www.facebook.com/TheColossalHeads

www.soundcloud.com/colossalheads