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GOD DAMN REVEAL ‘THRILLER’-INSPIRED VIDEO FOR NEW NEW SINGLE ‘IT BITES’

Gnarly punk-rock trio God Damn have shared a tongue-in-cheek video for infectious brand new track ‘It Bites’ via DIY today. The single release follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2016 album ‘Everything Ever’, which saw them support rock giants Foo Fighters and embark upon extensive tours with Red Fang, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and more, while Daniel P. Carter (R1), NME, Kerrang!, Clash and DIY championed the album.

 

The riotous zombie-themed video follows on from the similarly horror-tinged video for previous single ‘Dead To Me’, and features lead guitarist Thom as a flesh-eating zombie. The idea was inspired by iconic Michael Jackson video / short film ‘Thriller’, as well as ‘Everybody’ by Backstreet Boys. Ash explains: “I remember the original idea came to me just after Halloween time, and I thought to coincide with the song title, the video should involve some sort of biting – I really wanted to emphasise that.

“At the time I was thinking more down the route of a vampire or werewolf character/s going around biting people who would then turn into versions of us, the band, so eventually everyone looks like us, and we are taking over. When the idea was put forward to Tim (Mobbs, director) he took it and ran with it, and came up with this great storyline of Thom as a zombie, which also links in with the ‘Dead to Me’ video that we released last year.

“We filmed it over 2 days. One day in Birmingham filming the out and about scenes (woods, park, British Legion club, cake scene). The following day we took it back home to Wolverhampton where we filmed the van scene and the live footage. Both days were really enjoyable and loads of fun. The hardest part for me was keeping a straight face, when I watch the video back I find it even more hilarious because I know that for most of my scenes, 10 seconds before I was probably laughing my head off.”

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 Produced by Ross Orton (The Fall, Drenge, Tricky, MIA) and recorded at McCall Sound Studio in Sheffield, ‘Everything Ever’ sounds everything like God Damn, and yet nothing like Vultures – a debut album that came inspired by more than a handful of demons – and simultaneously rocketed the duo onto grand festival stages, and stadium gigs across the UK. The album is upbeat (“these are still nasty songs though”, Thom insists), and unabashedly pop, in the same way Nirvana’s Nevermind was ‘pop’: prizing the value of a tune, and using artfully crafted verses and choruses to slip past your defences and detonate little stories when you least expect it.

God Damn are on the internet here: They are also on Facebook  and they Tweet as @GodDamnTheBand

Teenage Guitar Sensation Aaron Keylock Drops new video

Teenage guitar sensation Aaron Keylock will release his highly anticipated debut album Cut Against The Grain on 20th January 2017 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group (Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Big Jesus, Vola, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion).

Ahead of the album release later this week he has released the video for new single  “Spin The Bottle.”

 

Aaron has picked up a wealth of critical praise for ‘Cut Against The Grain’ from The Daily Mirror who cited him as one of the Top Tips for 2017 as well as plaudits from BBC Radio’s Bob Harris and Alex Lester, Shindig, Classic Rock, Q, Total Guitar, Powerplay, Fireworks, R2, Blues in Britain, Blues Matters, Maverick Magazine, Guitarist plus many more.

Before releasing an official single he had already been highly touted as one of the UKs hottest acts to watch out for; Kerrang! declared him the “New Solo Superstar” in the 2015 Fresh Blood List (Alongside PVRIS, Slaves, SHVPES, Qween Kwong & Knucklepuck); at Bloodstock 2014 Metal Hammer wrote “It’s ludicrous that someone as talented as Aaron Keylock is a mere 16 years old but if anyone can shred like Gary Moore, this young buck can.” Total Guitar called him one of 2016s ‘Ones to Watch’ after seeing him at Dot to Dot saying “TG caught his set and we walked away with our brain thoroughly melted”, Classic Rock included him in the Sounds of and Class of 2015 and have called him “blistering” and a “precocious talent”.

He picked up the guitar aged 8 and by the age of 11 he was rocking the clubs in his hometown, Oxford. Already a young road rock warrior with hundreds of shows under his belt including shows at Jazz Café and Alexandra Palace in London as well as the Ace Cafe and Biker rallies across the UK where Harley Davidsons would screech on the stage around him. At 16 he supported US rockers Blackberry Smoke on their ‘Leave A Scar’ UK tour as well as their 2016 ‘Like An Arrow’ tour. The Bloodstock Festival crowd head-banged to Against The Grain in 2014 and at Download 2015 he played to a squeezed to capacity tent. Since then he has been on the road with The Answer, The Cadillac Three, The Graveltones, Wilko Johnson, Joanne Shaw-Taylor and SIMO as well as blistering sets on the 2015 festival circuit at Dot to Dot and Ramblin’ Man.

He recorded the album in LA in 2016 with producer Fabrizio Grossi who has previously worked with Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Slash, Ice-T, George Clinton and Zakk Wylde.  The album highlights a prodigious young British rock talent completely at one with his guitar, blasting out his first songs with a raw and powerful attitude. He showcases Americana tinged slide rock guitar in tracks such as Against The Grain, Down and Sun’s Gonna Shine whilst flashes of Gary Moore haunt the epic Just One Question and All The Right Moves. Crowd favourite Medicine Man was the first song he ever demo-ed whilst the hints of Rory Gallagher on All The Right Moves is a lightning rocker that’s fast becoming a live favourite. That’s Not Me was inspired by The Faces and No Matter What The Cost is an expressive nod towards the Allman Brothers.

Things have been building momentum and in Cut Against The Grain, Aaron Keylock is set to launch himself on the world full throttle.

PULLED APART BY HORSES Release Video For ‘THE BIG WHAT IF’

PULLED APART BY HORSES
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Having just delivered the first sonic attack since their 2014 album, Blood, with new single ‘The Big What If’, Leeds’s Pulled Apart By Horses reveal a surreal new music video to match.

“For this video we buddied up with close acquaintances and immersed ourselves in the beautifully absurd world of Lord Whitney”, drummer Tommy Davidson reveals. “Pushing ourselves to new physical and mental limits, we took part in an experiment to battle the effects of sleep deprivation. We went to desperate measures to remain conscious, things got weird and we found ourselves trapped somewhere between the stark reality of a bare hospital ward and a harsh, surreal dystopian landscape.”

Watch ‘The Big What If’ on YouTube –

Pulled Apart By Horses tour the UK through March and April of 2017, ahead of which they join Twin Atlantic for three consecutive Glasgow shows this December 2016. ‘The Big What If’ was recorded at McCall Sound in Sheffield with Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, MIA, Roots Manuva).

“From me and the other boys in the PABH camp I can safely say that we’re all overjoyed to unveil this new beast kicking and screaming into the cosmos,” reveals singer and guitarist Tom Hudson. “It was created on a diet that consisted mainly of garage rock, fuzz & a curiosity of the unknown.”

Pulled Apart By Horses are back and they’re bravely and courageously travelling to new worlds and beyond. Come follow.

A new Pulled Apart By Horses album will follow in 2017. Stay tuned.

Stream and download ‘The Big What If’ now via iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Google Play.

December UK Dates w/ Twin Atlantic
13 Glasgow, Barrowlands
14 Glasgow, Barrowlands
15 Glasgow, Barrowlands

Catch the band live at the following dates in 2017.
Tickets available here – pulledapartbyhorses.com/tour/

March
27 Oxford, O2 Academy 2
28 London, Scala
29 Bristol, Thekla
30 Southampton, Talking Heads

April
01 Derby, 2Q Festival
02 Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
03 Norwich, Waterfront Studio
05 Glasgow, King Tuts
06 Manchester, Sound Control
07 Newcastle, Think Tank
08 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Pulled Apart By Horses are:

Tom Hudson: Guitar/Vocals
James Brown: Guitar
Robert Lee: Bass
Tommy David

Seafair Release Music Video For “Birdhouse”

Cleveland indie sextet Seafair are now premiering the new music video for their song “Birdhouse” via The Vinyl District. “Birdhouse” comes off of the band’s 2015 release The Querencia. The album can be purchased digitally or physically via Seafair’s website.

Seafair’s lead singer Chayla Hope was just declared the “Best Female Vocalist” of 2016 according to Cleveland Scene.

Seafair will be touring in the U.S. this May and June. A full list of dates can be found below.

Tour Dates:
05/05 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop*

05/07 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2*
05/20 – Akron, OH – The Rialto Theatre
06/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howler’s
06/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield

w/ Jesus On The Mainline

2016.  Seafair’s already been working hard at not letting the winter months go to waste with a co-headlining slot at Brite Winter 2016, headlining trips to Pittsburgh, Akron, with several weekend runs throughout the region upon them and a full East Coast summer tour in August.  In between, Seafair plans on several single & video releases, including “Birdhouse” off of The Querencia, as well as a brand new EP release planned for the fall.  They’ve already spent time at critically-acclaimed producer Jim Wirt’s Crushtone Studios with the red wizard himself Jim Stewart at the helm engineering two new brilliantly catchy tracks for the EP, “Jukebox Soul” and “Parachute,” which the band has been playing with as part their live show since January.

Walking On Air With Supergrass Drummer Danny Goffey

Former Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey performed an ironic cover of ‘Walking in the Air’ on Aled Jones’ Sunday morning show on ITV.

The musician, who has recently released critically acclaimed debut album Take Your Jacket Off & Get Into It with his new band vangoffey, wasinterviewed by Aled Jones on ITV Weekend prior to performing, and Jones hinted: “I’ve been told that it’s a song dear to my heart, so I can’t wait to hear it…”

The band’s version of the song that sound-tracked The Snowman recalls Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’, fused with Goffey’s trademark wit – a definitive trait of the man who wrote classic comical Supergrass hits ‘Alright’, ‘Caught by the Fuzz’ and ‘Late in the Day’.

vangoffey’s debut album, which was released in October 2015 on Distiller Records, has been championed by the likes of NME, Q, Uncut, BBC 6 Music and Radio X, and Goffey’s mischievous wit on previously released tracks ‘Trials of a Modern Man’, ‘Sucker’ and ‘Race of Life’ continues to charm the nation.

The charismatic multi-instrumentalist currently resides in Somerset with his wife Pearl Lowe (singer of ‘90s post-punk band Powder and mother ofDaisy Lowe), along with their children, who have all starred in vangoffey’s videos. Goffey recently released a brand new video for single, ‘Sucker’ starring Daisy Lowe and her boyfriend Thomas Cohen.

It’s just over 20 years since Supergrass’ breakthrough hit album ‘I Should Coco’ was released, and Goffey has seen it all; from the highs and lows ofBritpop, partying and ‘90s Camden, experiencing Supergrass’ incredibly rapid rise to the top of the charts, to later briefly touring withBabyshambles in their heyday.

Goffey’s new line up with vangoffey consists of Drew McConnell from Babyshambles, Louis Eliot from Rialto, and the son of Florence & the Machine producer and Pulp bassist Steve Mackey – Marley Mackey. vangoffey are set to announce October tour dates very soon.

Meek Mill Versus Drake Beef Explodes Into Violence

It seems like forever since Meek Mill called out Drake for allegedly using a ghostwriter to compose his raps. You would think that after months of public feuding both Drake and Meek Mill would have realised that in internet spats no-one wins, everyone just ends up looking both childish and foolish. You would also think that Meek Mill and Drake would realise that in the world of hip-hop a war of words can often lead to blood on the street. As was reported by the Washington Post all too often beefs between rappers ends in death. In fact they report that a study reveals that over half of dead hip-hop stars were murdered.

via Meek Mill Versus Drake Beef Explodes Into Violence.

The Glass Child – The Year I Disappeared

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.