Riding Rapper On A Restless Roll – Listen To New JAMES DOMESTIC Single ‘PUSH ON THROUGH’

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1 December 2021

Artist: JAMES DOMESTIC
Who: Member of former hardcore gangs The Domestics), plus Pi$$er,
Tokyo Lungs
and half a dozen more. He’s a poet, DJ, singer/songwriter,
doctorate owner, producer, and inspirator of young punk bands. Wow!

New single: PUSH ON THROUGH
Second shared taster, after the vitriolic lead
single Faze Out, of his upcoming debut LP

Turn Up The Volume: Remember those scenes of the iconic 1976 movie
Taxidriver with that desperate guy character called Travis (played by living
legend Robert De Niro) wandering around in his taxi at night in the mean
streets of New York City looking for clients?

James Domestic has that kind of long, companionless car drives too, not in a dirty
town but rather on one of those endless roads in the country with ‘Push On Trough
on the radio. A fitting moody Sleaford Mods like jam on a raw roll. Motored with
keyed-up organs, screechy guitars, and observing rapping. Loneliness in motion.

Start your engine here…

JAMES DOMESTIC: Facebook

Another Track Of Upcoming BAND OF HORSES Album – Here’s ‘IN NEED OF REPAIR’

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1 December 2021

Band: BAND OF HORSES
Who: Passionate Americana rockers from Seattle, WA
Active: Since 2004 / 6 studio LPs (including new one)

New album: THINGS ARE GREAT
Out: 21 January 2021 – more info here

New single: IN NEED OF REPAIR

The second shared piece from their upcoming LP.
A familiar BOH ballad charging up now and then.

Endearing.

Enjoy here…

BAND OF HORSES: Facebook

Poetallica Duo THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA Honor SYLVIA PLATH

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29 November 2021

Band: THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA

Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi
(Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.

New single: THE PROPHET

“Our tribute to Sylvia Plath‘s poem, Lady Lazarus. Told through the
eyes of an advanced A.I robot who is “resurrected” with a destructive
super-intelligence, the song petitions for the ethical use of Artificial
Intelligence technologies to remind us that if we are not careful, we
might find ourselves with a technology that destroys the civilisation
that invented it – us.”

Turn Uo The Volume: We know by now that Samara and Manimal’s
musical virtuosity expresses itself in combining in an organically way
their love for poetry and metal helter-skelter in an original way.

The Prophet (remarkable artwork again) is a slow-burning torch with
hellish flare-ups of Rammstein‘s Götterdämmerung hysterics and roaring
rock riffage while Samara‘s spoken-word ode to the legendary American
confessional poet/writer Sylvia Plath hypnotizes and magnetizes.

Another capricious corker.

Lyrics

Today is the day
All the world is watching
The greatest show
Ever shown

The crowd is swelling
Barricades are bursting
A great gathering
The big maggot parade

Ladies and lesser men
Seekers of mysteries
You are about to witness
The greatest miracle
Ever performed

Behold
She returns
From the world beyond
Fresh from the crucible
Rise, Lazarus, rise

The Prophet

TCOMAS: Facebook

BLACK SABBATH’s Guitar Hero TONY IOMMI Back With Music And Perfume

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28 November 2021

Black Sabbath‘s guirar hero TONY IOMMI is back – since
the band’s 2013 album ’13’ – with new solo music and his
own brand of perfume!

Iommi: “My fans will think I’ve gone mad. It’s something I would’ve never
thought of involving myself in. But it’s been nice to be involved in it.”


Smells like Iommi spirit

So now you can smell good when listening to his brand new smelly
single SCENT OF DARK. A bombastic and melodramatic haymaker.

Sniff here…

TONY IOMMI: Facebook

London Trio LITTLE VICTORIES Strikes A Chord With Soul-Stirring Single ‘LOVE GETS ME DOWN’

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26 November 2021

Band: LITTLE VICTORIES (London, UK)
Who: British three-piece, alt pop band laced with dancing guitars, twin vocals and a homemade 6 string bass. A kaleidoscope of genres, the band is a one stop shop for all your emotional needs calling on influences such as The 1975, Bon Iver and Oh Wonder. Consisting of three different musical souls, Marcus Gooda, Nay Shalom and Sam Rose, collectively the trio pen relatable music with the hopes to connect with audiences
around the world.

New single: LOVE BRINGS ME DOWN

A confessional track detailing a rough patch with mental health
whilst the people around you can’t or don’t understand why.

“We wanted to be personal and relatable whilst also keeping
the reasoning ambiguous,
explained the band.

Score: Only the trio’s second single.

Mental problems, still a difficult issue to talk about with family and
friends, (as I – unfortunately – know from personal experiences), let
alone with strangers.

I applaud anyone who shouts/sings/writes about it in an empathetic way.
And when you wrap these mind-crushing emotions in an accessible, breezy
and tender-heartened dancey pop tune with soulful twin vocals you have
my support.

Yes, easy-going communication, like pop music, helps
to get attention for sensitive and personal topics like these.

Enjoy this sweet little victory, right here…

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LITTLE VICTORIES: Facebook

Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough For MILES KANE And CORINNE BAILEY RAE

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26 November 2021

Artist: MILES KANE and CORINE BAILEY RAE
Who: British pop/rock songsmith and R & B star Rae
Active: Since 2005 / 4 studio LPs (including new one)

New album: CHANGE THE SHOW
Out: 21st January 2022

MILES KANE: “I wrote songs about big highs, big lows, daydreams,
true friends and deep feelings. I learnt to let the future unfold of its
own accord, while staying true to myself and that has led to what
feels to me like a really uplifting album!”

New single: NOTHING’S EVER GONNA BE GOOD ENOUGH
Already the third cut he shares from his upcoming longplayer

Kane: “I love the back and forth between us. I wanted an Ike and
Tina vibe, not a gratuitous guest. Unfortunately, we had to record
it remotely, but we’ll perform it on stage together I’m sure.”

Back in the day, this would have been a Tamla Motown hit.

Here we go…

MILES KANE: Facebook

Barbed Wire Garage Punk Slam – THE CENTAURETTES With Torching Single ‘TRUST FUND TREE’

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25 November 2021

Band: THE CENTAURETTES
Who: The passion project of Bionca Maldonado, Derek Hibbard,
and Daniel L. Jackson
. All three of them are vocalists for the band
and represent a diversity seldom seen in rock music today
Base: Saint Louis, Missouri


(photo by Tristan Shannon)

New single: TRUST FUND TREE

Bionca Maldonado: “It’s an ode to putting yourself first, even when it hurts.
It recalls my youth of being trapped by controlling family and crushing expectations
dangled on strings of generational wealth. I chose to break away and carve a path
of my own happiness, even though it meant stripping myself of every hand-out that
comes along with the blood-money-funded cookie-cutter lifestyle. It reminds me that
I fight for passion, self-expression and freedom over capitalist convenience.”

Score: Independence, freedom of speech, struggle for your own life, self-exploration
and self-esteem. This is what this barbed wire garage punk slam dunk is about. It all
starts off with a short parade drum roll and Maldonado raging and blazing in the back.

After 20 seconds all burners inflamen, producing a torching mid-tempo sonic
boom with Maldonado on a fuming rush now. Crackbrained guitars all over
the place while the rumbling thunders on. Holy cow! Fucktastic.

In-your-face. Turned-on. Razor-blade-sharp.

Move your furniture and go ballistic…


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Also on Spotify

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THE CENTAURETTES: Facebook

EELS Shares Another Cut From New Album – Here’s Riff Groove ‘THE MAGIC’

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25 November 2021

Band: EELS
Mark Oliver Everett‘s band
Active: Since 1995 / 14 studio albums

New album: Extreme Witchcraft
Out: 28th January 2022

After revealing lead single Good Night On Earth followed
by shaky blues tune Steam Engine souljackerr Everett
keeps on groovin’ and movin’ with another fresh cut called
THE MAGIC

It’s riff time, folks…

EELS: Facebook

New album Extreme Witchcraft – out on 28th January 2022

Hell Yeah! SPEED CONTROL Blow Off The Roof With New Single ‘DANGER PAY’

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24 November 2021

Band: SPEED CONTROL
Who: Smoking rockers from
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canadian

New single: DANGER PARTY
New piece off upcoming EP

“The story of 2 brothers off to war but also an allegory for how,
when things get tough, you fall back to those you consider family.”

Score: This is a stonking sledgehammer going out of control along its
rushing race. Well, they slow down at one point to give the drummer
and bassist some room to breathe and reload their batteries for a mad
deafening-and-clamorous finish. Imagine paranoid titans Black Sabbath
fronted by a full-frontal frontman screaming louder Iron Maiden‘s Bruce
Dickinson
. Holy shit! Alert your neighbors before this roasting brainbreaker
starts crushing your speakers.

Get on the back of your horse and run to the hills! Hell yeah!

Fall back to you your brothers
You wanted to be the one who saves them from hell

Stream/buy ‘Danger Play’ here…


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SPEED CONTROL: Facebook