YORKSHIRE’S FAVOURITE BUSKERS GLASS CAVES RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘DO YOU HAVE A NAME’

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Busking sensations Glass Caves have released their new single ‘Do You Have a Name?’

At a time when the music industry seems plagued with instantaneousness and entitlement, too few bands appear willing to put in the groundwork in order to build a successful career.

Fortunately, Pontefract four-piece Glass Caves are a band whose tireless work ethic is matched only by their seemingly limitless ambition.

Equally at home either busking on street corners or selling out venues nationwide, the band’s propensity for doing everything themselves has inspired a devotion in their fans which sees them travelling from all corners of the UK in order to be a part of Glass Caves’ incendiary live shows; shows which have seen them support Augustines, headline London’s Koko, and play a myriad of festivals including Isle of Wight and Reading/Leeds.

It’s not just live that Glass Caves excel themselves. In what proved to be a testament to their early leg-work, their self-funded debut album ‘Alive’ made Record Store Day’s Top 40 when it was released in 2014. Fast forward almost exactly two years and the band are back with their new single ‘Do You Have A Name’.

Three-and-a-half minutes of atmospheric indie rock, ‘Do You Have A Name’ builds on the same emotionally charged format as Glass Caves’ previous output while managing to feel like the band at their most fully realised yet.

Richly emotive, honest and heartfelt, this is the Glass Caves of 2016, and the buzz is only going to get louder.

CHECK OUT GLASS CAVES’ MUSIC AT: www.soundcloud.com/glass-caves & www.youtube.com/theglasscaves

FOR MORE INFO, TAKE A LOOK AT THESE SITES:

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.glasscaves.co.uk

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/glasscavesmusic

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/glasscaves

INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/glasscaves

 

 

 

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LILIUM RELEASE NEW VIDEO

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Brit alt-combo Lilium have released their stunning video new single ‘Disappear’ via Deathly Records, and you can watch the video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORDONFXqIbs

Expressing an intoxicating sound that tips its hat to everyone from Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam and Muse to proggy acts such as Yes and The Dear Hunter, Lilium’s music is powerfully melodic and moving, and has a relatable coherence that belies the complex and intricate craft used to create it, making it all the more unique and engulfing.

Having started life in the South West, and consisting of Samuel Dobbyn, Graeme Haywood, and siblings Andrew and Emma Heselton, Lilium’s success was capped with receiving the Cornish Guardian’s What’s on Cornwall ‘Best Live Act’.

Pinning down impressive supports with Young Kato, and with The 1975 at Boardmasters Festival has also greatly aided their progression.

More recently, the four piece upped sticks and relocated to Liverpool, gathering
more support slots with bands such as Grumble Bee and Demob Happy.

Lilium have just been snapped up by emerging indie label Deathly Records, and have now released their first single, ‘Disappear’.

The track perfectly showcases the band’s charisma and diversity, as the single washes over you with a magnetising hook and thoughtful arrangements that keenly highlight
the innovative crew’s classy song-writing ability.

Armed with an eye-catching animated video (which has just been premiered by Getintothis), further material, a recent and highly successful launch show, and widespread shows during the start of the year, Lilium are certainly ones to watch for
2017!

The video for ‘Disappear’ was directed and produced by Lilium with animation by Ajmal Areeb Ishaq (https://www.facebook.com/areebonary), and you can watch
it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORDONFXqIbs

‘DISAPPEAR’ IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE/STREAM FROM:

DEEZER: http://www.deezer.com/artist/11435420

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/4Jnot4cCpKelCQF0Pb4j6h

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/disappear-single/id1174484230

GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bl3vhctc2vh3brqi3y4dqkbndae&tid=song-Tfrv5qef6umha6hho2p2oqxsssy

 

 

 

 

 

ORBIT CULTURE

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ORBIT CULTURE (from l-r): Richard Hansson (guitar), Niklas Karlsson (vocals/guitar), Markus Bladh (drums), Fredrik Lennartson (bass).

INTERVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN

Hailing from a small town deep in southern Sweden, metal quartet Orbit Culture have been making quite an impact on the rock scene in their native homeland these last couple of years.

With a sound that is heavy but melodic and progressive at the same time, and lyrics dealing with themes of science, mythology and the struggles of humanity, they have attracted a devoted following in their part of the world.

Therefore, coupled with the success of their third album ‘Rasen’, released earlier this year, it surely can only be a matter of time before the four-piece’s popularity spreads across Scandinavia and on to British shores.

I chatted to frontman Niklas Karlsson about their past, present and future.

How did the band get together initially?

Originally, we started out as a small jam group with different people playing different instruments.

It was not until I started to record some demos on my computer that our old guitarist Maximilian and I decided to form a band.

We got two more guys on board, Christoffer and Markus, and that’s when we officially became a band.

How did the name Orbit Culture come about?

We used a band name generator online to come up with the name, so there’s not really a background or message behind it.

To somebody discovering your music for the first time, how would you describe it to them?

If you like Swedish metal from the 90’s combined with a touch of modern metal, modern production and deep growling vocals, I really think you should check it out.

What are your musical influences?

Metallica, Behemoth, Meshuggah, Gojira, Lamb of God and so many more.

What is the band’s approach to songwriting?

There never goes a day where we don’t think about creating or playing music in some way and that can both inspire you but also wear you out.

Where does the inspiration come from for your lyrics?

Lyrically, we’re very interested in the topic of anxiety and such and living with those sorts of things.

How is the experience of playing live?

The experience up till now has been good. Let’s hope it stays that way (laughs).

What have you got lined up in the near future?

A bunch of new songs that will be released as an EP and hopefully some live shows around Sweden.

What is the band’s long-term aim?

We’ll be hopefully picked up on a steady touring schedule, along with releasing new music for people to enjoy.

CHECK OUT ORBIT CULTURE’S MUSIC ON SPOTIFY, SOUNDCLOUD AND AT: https://orbitculture.bandcamp.com/

MORE INFO AT:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/OrbitCulture

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/orbitculture

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/OrbitCultureOfficial

 

FERO LUX

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INTERVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN

Fero Lux are a post-hardcore/mathcore four-piece from southern Florida.

Since their formation in 2010, they have toured all over the States, building up a loyal fan base with a thrashy sound coupled with politically charged lyrics, which has resulted in them being likened to bands such as Glassjaw and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

With their latest album ‘No Rest’ enjoying rave reviews, and also embarking on a tour of the American west coast with newly reformed mathcore legends The Number Twelve Looks Like You early next year, it was time to have a chat with them about all things Fero Lux.

How did the band get together?

I was lying on the grass on Sunday morning of last week, indulging in my self-defeat.

My mind was thugged, all laced and bugged, all twisted wrong and beat.

A comfortable three feet deep.

How did the name Fero Lux come about?

My friend said I could use it, and she took it from some occult type reference.

Spooky stuff!

How would you describe your sound?

Imagine a delicious vegan mac and cheese. Scary at first, but delicious when you get to know it.

What are the band’s musical influences?

Shitty Deepak Chopra quotes that inherently make no sense, and At The Drive-In, Coalesce, Botch, Glassjaw etc…

What is your approach to songwriting?

What will we enjoy playing live, and how we can express our feelings in a somewhat complex movement that eventually gives way to a raw, more simple bit of rage, doesn’t have to stay, doesn’t have to go, and a lot of arrangement is by feel.

Where does the inspiration come from for the band’s lyrics?

Primarily, this terrible Earth, which is full of pieces of shit, and also trying to better ourselves by operating on compassion and evidence.

What’s your experience of playing live?

I’d like to think we are as genuine as can be. We’re not concerned with what anyone likes, but being as real and in the moment as possible.

I think it inspires people in a non-musical way, but that’s my opinion.

What has the band got lined up in the near future?

Man oh man oh man, if terries were to come up in here?

We have a new video for our song “Double Ghost” and we will be touring with the Number Twelve Looks Like You for their west coast run of the U.S.!!

What’s your long-term aim?

To wheeze the juice as much as possible, and tour forever.

CHECK OUT FERO LUX’S MUSIC AT: www.fero-lux.bandcamp.com AND VIDEOS AT: www.youtube.com/user/feroluxtube

MORE INFO AT:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/feroluxmusic/

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/fero_lux

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/ferolux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RISING ALTERNATIVE COMBO BEYOND RECALL UNVEIL THEIR NEW VIDEO

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Striking you with a groove akin to Don Broco and Panic! At The Disco merged
with the captivating All Time Low and Bring Me The Horizon, Beyond Recall
are geared to deliver their hugely compelling sophomore EP ‘Selfish Scars’ on
Friday 13th January 2017.

Before then, the trio release the stunning video for ‘Get It Right’ –https://www.youtube.com/watch v=om_mn4cVoSU&feature=youtu.be

With a growing reputation and legion of fans, Beyond Recall have been making waves and turning heads throughout the UK and beyond for the past two years.

Formed in Bristol, the alternative British rock unit take emotion, honest lyrics and heavy vibes to a whole new level.

After releasing their single ‘Up Up!’, which reached No. 1 on Scuzz TV’s Most Wanted Rock Chart, and their cover of Flo Rida’s hit single ‘Low’, both videos premiered on the BryanStars YouTube channel and the aforementioned tracks have already clocked in a combined 93,000+ views online.

The band have relentlessly toured all over the UK, with three successful headlining jaunts across 2015/16, and support shows with the likes of Young Guns, A Skylit Drive and Our Last Night.

Beyond Recall are no strangers to playing packed bars around the UK and their stock is only increasing.

Following from the glowing success of their 2015 debut ‘The Mixtape’, the trio are now poised to break out with their alluring EP ‘Selfish Scars’.

The record is a culmination of a year’s worth of endeavours, which has seen the alternative crew greatly hone their already formidable song-writing craft.

The threesome’s new single ‘Get It Right’ flaunts the band’s undeniable supreme ability to set loose a gargantuan hook. The video is equally appealing and is sure to light TV screens this winter.

With touring and the launch of their breathtaking EP, the band are ripe to break
in 2017.

YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO TO ‘GET IT RIGHT’ AT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om_mn4cVoSU&feature=youtu.be

BEYOND RECALL’S NEW EP ‘SELFISH SCARS’ WILL BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY 13TH JANUARY 2017.

MORE INFO AT:

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.beyondrecall.net

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/beyondrecalluk

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/beyondrecall

 

 

 

 

TARAH WHO?

 

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INTERVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN

Tarah Who? are a rock outfit from California.

Led by French-American vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Tarah G. Carpenter, the band have a sound that is loud, energetic and raw, with grunge, indie and punk influences.

With their EP ‘Federal Circle of Shame’, released earlier this year, and live shows generating much acclaim, they have managed to build up a devoted following in the States.

Now, they hope their forthcoming album ‘Half Middle Child Syndrome’ will help them expand their fan base worldwide.

I spoke to them about their success so far, and what people can expect from their next offering.

How did the band get together?

TARAH G. CARPENTER (VOCALS/GUITAR): I met Paul through a friend and Matt had heard we were looking for a bass player.

PAUL COSTANZA (DRUMS): Hot dog eating contest.

MATT PELTCHER (BASS): They needed a bass player and I needed a band. The rest is history.

How did the name Tarah Who? come about?

TARAH: I am really bad in finding band names..

Obviously, Tarah Who? was the subject of an email I had sent to my band mates at the time, and we decided to keep that so that we could book shows and start playing gigs.

PAUL: People not being able to pronounce Tarah’s last name ( it’s Carpenter).

MATT: I heard it was something of an accident.

To somebody discovering your sound for the first time, how would you describe it to them?

PAUL: Angry, heavy, fast.

TARAH: Fun, energetic, raw.

MATT: Energetic and intense.

What would you say were your musical influences?

MATT: The band has pretty diverse influences which brings a lot to the table, but if I had to choose I’d say The Distillers play a big role in influence.

PAUL: All those shitty inspirational posts people put up on Instagram.

TARAH: Emotions. I get bored playing slow stuff. I don’t listen to much music. I try to stay away so I don’t get too influenced. When I don’t play, I enjoy silence.

What is the band’s approach towards songwriting?

TARAH: I write everything. I record demo tracks of the songs and I then introduce them to Paul and Matt.

Sometimes they learn the songs as they are, other times they propose different arrangements and we discuss them.

Where does the inspiration come from for your lyrics?

TARAH: Life. I am not a lyricist, I just write about how i feel. Emotions I usually keep inside, I let out on paper and scream them in concerts.

What’s the experience for the band playing live?

MATT: Our fans absolutely love our live shows. We try nothing less than to kick ass and have fun on stage.

TARAH: Live shows are the best, they are really fun. We love sharing our music and the audience’s response is always amazing.

We also love to see people enjoying our shows and letting go, dancing and screaming!

PAUL: The best part about being in this band is playing live. The crowd definitely enjoys and gets into it. Just a lot of positive energy.

What have you got lined up in the near future?

PAUL: We’re planning on buying a timeshare in Orlando. Matt insisted.

TARAH: Boys…

We are soon to release a new music video. Stay tuned for that one, as i know it is going to be a really cool one!

We are also currently working on our new album. It will come out in early 2017, and we will make sure you hear about it!

MATT: An album is in the works, then definitely gigs, and some other stuff that will be revealed soon. Check out our website tarahwho.com for details!

You mentioned that you have a new album out early next year. How has it been recording it?

TARAH: Our new album, called ‘Half Middle Child Syndrome’, will be twelve songs of really fun, energetic, punky rock, and is a continuation of our last EP ‘Federal Circle of Shame’.

I wrote all the songs about a year ago, and I have self-produced a very low quality demo of the album.

I usually listen to it a few times and make some arrangements on the bass, drums, guitars and re-structure the song.

Over the time, I introduce the songs to Matt and Paul and they either learn the songs as they are or come up with new ideas, and then we re-record a demo album until we are happy with the result and do not want to change anything.

Paul is currently in Boston, so we are sending each other tracks and work over the phone.

Matt and I see each other more often and pre-record together. It is fun to play with Matt, while I play the drums!

We are getting close to the final product. After the last demo album, we will practice the songs over and over again to be ready to record in the studio.

We are also very excited to work with very special people for this next album, soon to be revealed!

How was the reaction to ‘Federal Circle of Shame’, released earlier this year?

TARAH: It was pretty successful!

Our fans were happy, impressed and wanted more! I also found it to be our best recording experience so far, and we recorded the entire EP in just one day!

Our new album will be very similar.

What is the band’s long-term aim?

PAUL: What we’ve been doing the whole time, touring the world, inspire lots of people, and have a great time.

TARAH: Ditto, Paul.

MATT: Nothing but success. By the way, we’re not signed yet.

TARAH WHO’S NEW ALBUM ‘HALF MIDDLE CHILD SYNDROME’ WILL BE RELEASED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THEIR EP ‘FEDERAL CIRCLE OF SHAME’ AT: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tarah-who/id933266830

THE VIDEO FOR ONE OF THE EP’S TRACKS, ‘BITCHCRAFT’, CAN BE VIEWED AT: https://youtu.be/tEijrptM2aU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERTRALINE DELIVER KILLER NEW EP

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Striking glowing comparisons spanning from Periphery, Protest The Hero to
Halestorm, Sertraline return with their sophomore EP ‘Guilty’.

Packed with fierce riffs and passionate vocals, ‘Guilty’ is sure to appease their current
fan-base whilst winning over an army of new enthusiasts.

The record drops on Friday 3rd March 2017 through all stores.

Sertraline were born in August 2014 and soon hit the ground running. The band’s debut single ‘Set The World Alight’ landed at the end of that year and went on to pick up widespread radio airplay, including support from BBC Introducing.

The northern metal crew followed the single with their acclaimed debut EP ‘Bury The Ghosts’, which arrived in the Spring of 2015 to an array of critical reviews.

The industrious quartet continued their climb by supporting bands such as Butcher Babies, Toseland, Kobra and the Lotus, Skarlett Riot and Normandie, as well as hitting the nation’s highways to undertake their own headline tours.

At the end of last year, Sertraline had a change in personnel and have spent most of 2016 working on freshening their sound and preparing for their next release.

Now with a revitalised line-up and a stunning new EP in hand, they are about to explode.

It’s hard not to get carried along by the allure and drive of the five tracks on ‘Guilty’, as they are charged with depth and intensity.

The colossal groove of the title track soon pulls the lid off the record as it makes quite an entrance with its stout riffs and soaring melodic lines.

Next up, ‘Snakes’ balances engaging hooks with ample crushing riffery, all aided by sweeping and dynamic structuring.

As the record moves on, their current single, ‘Change Of Heart’, which you can see the video to at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVGJ-OvMc5E&feature=youtu.be, blasts the senses with scatter gun riffs and evocatively layered vocals, swiftly followed by ‘Nyeevise’, which soars with a sing-a-long chorus and potent guitar work.

‘I Admit The Blame’ closes the EP, and it’s an emotive cut that keenly highlights the band’s budding maturity and ever-growing prowess.

In support of the EP, the British metallers have announced the following UK
tour:

Friday 3rd Feb – FUEL, Cardiff; Saturday 4th Feb – The Facebar, Reading;
Thursday 9th Feb – Trillians, Newcastle; Saturday 11th Feb – Bannermans,
Edinburgh; Friday 17th Feb – McLeans, Pentre; Sunday 19th Feb – Slug Fest,
Wharf Chambers, Leeds; Thursday 23rd Feb – Bootleggers, Kendal; Saturday
25th Feb – Scruffy Murphys, Birmingham; Friday 3rd March – The Underground,
Stoke-on-Trent (EP launch show); Saturday 4th March – The Bronx, Carlisle.

SERTRALINE RELEASE ‘GUILTY’ ON FRIDAY 3RD MARCH 2017 AND IT CAN BE PRE-ORDERED AT: http://www.wearesertraline.bigcartel.com/

MORE INFO AT:

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/wearesertraline

TWITTER: @wearesertraline 

INSTAGRAM: @sertraline_official