Being such a DIY tour – programming the video screen content and 4.1 surround sound mix ourselves, for example – it seems only right and proper that we apply that approach to the documentation of the show too. Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, and all that”.
Tired of waiting for the release of their debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’, alt-harmony group The Lounge Kittens, have proffered their first video from the as yet undisclosed track listing. A tongue-in-cheek twist on AC/DC’s killer classic ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ sees the girls return to office jobs… as hitmen with a difference.
“The album doesn’t come out till September and frankly, we’re bored of keeping it all a secret” says Blue Kitten, Timia. “So we thought right, time to make some more videos – it’s been AGES.”
And it seems there’s a lot more to come… “Whilst there’s some debate raging about which songs to release from the album and what would make a good single and blah, blah we decided we didn’t have enough to do so set ourselves the challenge of releasing a brand new video every month until the end of the year.” Zan Kitten (the Pink one) tells us.
“The videos are what the fans want. It’s what we’re best known for” chimes in the little Red one, Jen “and they’re really fun to make! For example, this one we filmed over two night shoots, after working all day. But what’s more fun than hunting people through the streets of London armed with fistfuls of glitter!?!”
Releasing this trail of videos on the 16th of the month, every month means we might as well stick a recurring reminder in our diaries and write off any thoughts of achieving anything on the 16th of the month now, as we’ll be glued to YouTube, eagerly awaiting the drop of the next instalment. “That’s exactly it, yeah. Now you all know the schedule, you know where you have to be and when… but not what to expect!” confirms Zan.
“We’ve wanted to do an AC/DC track for ages, the only question was WHICH ONE?” enthuses Jen. “With so many bangers to choose from, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap was the shy one hiding round the corner, just to the side of some of the more well-known hits squeaking ‘pick me, pick me’ and it totally works as a Kitten track.”
“It’s so much fun to sing live” says Timia Kitten “like a cross between a smoke-filled backroom, speakeasy and a good ole knees up round the Joanna. We’ll definitely be busting it out at Stone Free Festival this weekend.”
Pre-order the album now via their hugely successful PledgeMusic campaign www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tlk-sequins-and-cbombs
Buy tickets to see the girls on tour www.myticket.co.uk
Irish duo Jedward dropped their latest single, ‘Good Vibes’, on 25 March. It was preceded by a video released on 17 March, in honour of St Patrick’s Day.
A glossy, slick video with a 90s vibe, the song opens up on gorgeous scenes in and around Los Angeles, including Santa Monica, Runyon Canyon, and bridges over the Los Angeles River, in downtown LA.
‘Good Vibes’ is a funky, feel good track, making you want to get up and dance – it’s got a real 90s boyband flavour, which isn’t surprising considering the Dublin twins honed their early singing skills lipsynching to the tunes of Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync.
Known for their creative independence, ‘Good Vibes’ is the sixth track from Jedward’s as yet unreleased fourth album, with all songs written and produced by them. Not only that, the video has been made by them as well – from storyboarding, videoing, directing, editing, right up to uploading on Youtube and VEVO. It’s no amateur effort. Shot in 4K, the video is cinema quality.
Have a look now (and make sure to view in 4K):
Seafair’s lead singer Chayla Hope was just declared the “Best Female Vocalist” of 2016 according to Cleveland Scene.
05/05 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop*
05/20 – Akron, OH – The Rialto Theatre
06/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howler’s
06/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
w/ Jesus On The Mainline
Beartooth‘s frontman Caleb Shomo is one of the most engaging front men in modern rock music.
Check out this powerful video for Beaten In Lips one of the tracks on Beartooth’s debut album Disgusting. As you will see it is a powerful message highlighting domestic abuse against children. It is both thought provoking and powerful.
After a stunning performance on the third stage at last years Download Festival the boys are back this year to show the main-stage crowd what they are made of.
Charlotte Eriksson [The Glass Child] is back with the first song from her forthcoming album.
Launching a crowdfunding campaign for her latest offering Charlotte said “For my last record I said that I wanted to build up storms inside of people; make them think and leave a mark.”
“With this record and with these songs, I’d like instead to throw out a soft blanket during dark nights. I’d like to shelter when it’s cold and comfort when you’re lost. I’d like the record to be like northern lights, lightning up the sky; something to follow when you simply don’t know where to go. Because that’s what those songs did for me. Writings these songs have kept me going.”
“My music has been my lifeline, and my wish is that these songs can be like guiding lights for someone else too.”
I have been a massive fan of the Glass Child’s music ever since I stumbled across her music via Twitter of all things. If this track is anything to go by I am sure Charlotte will achieve her ambition of wrapping the listener in a warm blanket. It is a beautiful piece.
British Metalcore sensations ASKING ALEXANDRIA have announced two intimate shows ahead of their scheduled appearances at READING & LEEDSfestivals this summer. The band will give die hard fans the chance to see them up close and personal at two shows in Southampton and London on 15th and 16th August. Guitarist BEN BRUCE states:
“ENGLAND! We are coming HOME! We cannot wait! We are playing two intimate shows for you guys as the first UK shows following the release of our new album The Black and we couldn’t be more excited. These will be the only two shows we play in the UK this summer outside of Reading and Leeds which means a much longer set, more fun and more booze!!! See you guys soon.”
The band’s latest single, ‘The Black’, was last week added to the BBC Radio One INMWT playlist. Check out the video – which has racked up a staggering 7 MILLION views already – here:
The band also released a video for a new song, ‘Let It Sleep’
ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s fourth studio album, ‘The Black’, is released March 25th via SUMERIAN records. Pre-orders are available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ART7UNI and
ASKING ALEXANDRIA LIVE IN THE UK IN AUGUST
15th August Southampton Engine Rooms
16th August London Koko
26th August Reading Festival Reading
27th August Leeds Festival Leeds