Review: Killer New Single ‘Along The Way’ From Survival Code

The new single ‘Along The Way’ from duo rockers Survival Code is a banging track from the off with a pounding, fast beat that sets the intention clearly.  This is rock but with a slight nod to pop and comes across as somewhat less gritty and more of a track to put on repeat instead of being some sort of power rock ballad.

There are plenty of strong chords, and quick instrumentation that couples perfectly with the lyrics layered in hooky harmonies.  Think Blink-182 and Green Day here.  You will find yourself singing along in agreement to where the lyrics lead at an increasing pace.  This isn’t cloying rock and has just enough strength with a bit of bite to it.  You can hear the weighty strong riffs and fast paced rhythm to guide the track ably along.  There is an unfortunate tendency for bands falling into the  rock genre to get a bit distorted by the sheer roughness and unfinished texture to their content but you definitely won’t find that here.

What is evident with this track is how deftly this has been arranged and written to fully rock out on.  It is punchy and the structure is succinct and tight.  More importantly, this track is a great indicator and representation for the rest of the album as a whole.  What’s even better, for the entirety of the their album, Hopelessness of People, you get more of the same with every track.

With upcoming dates in London and Dublin, this is definitely a band not to miss.

‘Forever’: The New Single by Georg Roman

Hailing from Russia, Georg Roman is a musician packing some serious power. Underneath the calm exterior is a baritone that can really lift the roof. It’s a surprise that the venues he has performed at in the past, such as the Bonn Opera and the Bolshoi Academic Theatre are still intact!

‘Forever’ is Georg’s new single, a powerful combination of opera, classical and a hint of rock styling, with a memorable hook that you’ll be humming for days after listening to the track.

Music and singing has always been a part of Georg’s life, running alongside his passion for sport that almost saw him take on a career as a professional weightlifter and fighter. However, he eventually had to make a decision between the two and the musical world is glad that he made the one he did.

Music is clearly Georg’s calling, especially when you have a vocal weapon like he does. Comparing Roman to the likes of Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti would be a huge compliment for the baritone singer, who idolises these icons of operatic music.

Check out more on Georg on his website:

www.georgroman.com

 

 

Perfect new single ‘Leave Me To Me’ by Karmilla

“The instrumentation and arrangements on the album are sophisticated and provide the perfect complement to Camilla’s clever lyrics and her sometimes poignant, sometimes powerful vocal delivery.” – Nick Dent Robinson

Championing a raw and genuine style of songwriting, her music explores a mix of environmental, personal and political themes rarely encountered in today’s modern rock landscape.

A big supporter of local music scenes, Karmilla is known for her love of playing local gigs and festivals. She is all about the music, believing there is always a connectivity to the people who are part of it and the people who listen to it.

Already she has supported the likes of Frank Turner, playing a family run festival at the musician’s home village in 2015. Upcoming gigs include an acoustic set at Dam Fine Affair festival in Wiltshire on June 18th and another at Readipop Festival in Reading on July 8th.

‘Leave Me To Me’ and Early Workings Of An Open Mind  out now!

Links:

http://www.karmillamusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/karmilla-425499268

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

https://twitter.com/karmillacams

Norwegian pop singer Line Mari releases catchy and crisp single ‘Crush’

Hailing from Norway, fresh pop singer Line Mari releases this rock-infused pop song set to appear on her upcoming album.

Featuring some gorgeous vocals and crisp production, ‘Crush’ was recorded with the help of producer Rob Cass who has worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, Will Young and Paloma Faith.

Stream the song here:

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari/crush-noa3y1601010/s-8nu9i

Having played guitar and piano since the age of 10, Line has long had a passion for music, her mother often telling her she could feel her dancing in the womb. She started writing her own songs and performing to people as a late teenager, although she was very shy at first. However, this shyness also helped to fuel her songwriting, making her lyrics more personal and introspective.

Releasing her debut EP Fly High Fly Low in 2014, Line has already gained some recognition in Norway, her EP receiving acclaim from critics including a top score of 6 from Utropia. Her single ‘Why do I Cry’ was even played on national radio.

“Line Mari’s voice is just indescribably amazing’ –  Elza Böröndy, Utropia

A highly versatile musician, Line not only sings and writes her own music, she also plays a number of instruments include guitar, piano and harmonica (she is currently also learning to play the fiddle). She has a keen interest in vintage music and vintage guitars and owns several custom made guitars and her own custom-made pedal-board.

Line was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northerly inhabited places in the world. As a child, she grew up regularly witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights, as well as once having a close encounter with a polar bear whilst at Kindergarten.

Having already played a gig in Bedford and recorded in London, the singer is now looking to spread word of her talents to the UK.

Links:

www.linemari.com

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari

https://twitter.com/linemarimusic

https://www.facebook.com/linemarimusic

Impressive electronic rework of Adam & the Ants’ Kings of the Wild Frontier by Johnny Normal (Featuring Marco Pirroni)

Electronic musician Johnny Normal delivers this shiny synth-driven rework of Adam & the Ants’ 1980 classic album Kings of the Wild Frontier.

Reaching number 1 in the UK album chart and spawning three hit singles ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’, ‘Dog Eat Dog’ and ‘Antmusic’, the original Kings of the Wild Frontier has left its legacy on the world.

Johnny Normal’s download only rework celebrates 36 years since the original release, and sees the talented producer recording his own unique versions of all of the songs. The album features double Ivor-Novello Award-Winning Ants songwriter and guitarist Marco Pirroni.

Listen to the KOTWF promo video here:  https://youtu.be/_GYlhLfnxNw

Listen to the Johnny Normal KOTWF brief audio taster promo here:

https://soundcloud.com/abnormal-productions

The album project was initially the idea of Adam Ant himself, who liked the style of Johnny’s music.

As Johnny explains: ‘My version of KOTWF is not meant as a copycat album as we could never improve on such a classic, rather an Ant fan’s homage to the fabulously exciting original record by Adam, Marco and co which had such an impact on my life and the lives of millions of the MTV generation.

 

 

The project sees Johnny teaming up with close friend and guitarist Psycho Pete and backing vocalist/bass player Izzie voodoo.  Whilst on tour supporting Adam Ant, Johnny and Psycho played several of their own electronic interpretations of Ants songs, performing to crowds of up to 3000 people. The performances were well-received by audience members, cementing the idea for the duo to create their own electronic cover album.

In 2014, the project came to a frightening halt when Johnny Normal was hospitalised in three intensive-care units with a succession of life-threatening illnesses. His life support was turned off twice and he was expected not to survive. Beating the odds, he pulled through, his family requesting that the unfinished album be played whilst he was in his coma, spurring him on to fight death. ‘I have no doubt this provided me with a subconscious link to the outside world and aided my recovery,’ Johnny has stated.

Appealing to both Adam and the Ants fans and electronic music lovers, it’s a record that all kinds of music enthusiasts can get into.

There will be an ‘album listening party event’ in London on Friday 17th June, tickets and info from www.johnnynormal.net

The album will be released Friday 17th June 2016

Links:

http://www.johnnynormal.net/

https://www.facebook.com/johnnynormalmusic

https://twitter.com/jnormaltwit

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/kings-wild-frontier-feat./id1104973611?ls=1

 

Johnny Normal and Marco Pirroni are also available for interviews, for more information contact publicity3@quitegreat.co.uk or call 01223 844 440

Jaunty summer anthem ‘Young You’ from excitingly fresh Norwegian indie giants KMF – (Kakkmaddafakka)

This band has undeniable chemistry!’ – IndieBerlin

Norwegian indie band KMF (Kakkmaddafakka) spearhead their own unique effervescent sound on this summery single ‘Young You’.

The song is a feelgood blend of groovy bass, bouncy pianos and breezy reverb-soaked vocals. You can feel the warm rays of the sun on your face whilst listening to it.

Listen to the single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N50ugwIegBk

 

The band hail from the beautiful city of Bergen, where they have grown from a small local group to an internationally recognised act. Their Facebook band page currently has over 150, 000 likes.

Having toured all over the world, KMF regularly play to 5000 fans at their own club shows across the continent and have appeared at and headlined stages at renowned festivals such as Melt! Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Arenal Sound in Spain and Hurricane Festival. With support constantly coming their way, they seem destined to continue onwards and upwards and are not likely to stop until their out the stratosphere.

The group proclaim themselves to be ‘sauna extremists’, having gone so far as to perform naked in a sauna once on Norwegian national news!

Amongst sauna-extremism, the band’s other hobbies include football, gaming and Djing (two of the members Axel and Pål run a popular club concept ‘Klubben’ and a hip hop night in Bergen – proof of a band with eclectic musical tastes).

On May 31st the band will be playing an exclusive UK show at the prestige O2 Academy Islington.

‘Young You’ is out May 13th and is set to appear on the group’s upcoming self-titled album KMF set for release June 3rd.

Kakkmaddafakka can get the muddy dance floors of the European festival circuit pumping – but they can prop you up against a tree to lounge in the midsummer sun, too.

Noisey

Links:

 

https://soundcloud.com/kakkmaddafakka

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBabbpsL4gvTfFjdHuSN0g

https://www.facebook.com/kakkmaddafakkamusic

https://twitter.com/kakkmaddafakka

http://www.kmfband.com/

 

Want the chance to get up close and personal with Pierce The Veil?

Want to also be one of the first fans to hear tracks performed LIVE in INTIMATE setting and to witness the first UK public appearance until December at HMVford Street, London, 27 April? Then keep reading! 

Pierce The Veil, one of the fastest-rising, most electrifying artists on the music scene today, are set to give a first, world exclusive live performance of tracks from their new album and will be signing free posters for fans at HMV, 363 Oxford Street, London, on Wednesday 27 April at 6.00pm.

The band will release its hotly-anticipated new album, Misadventures, on May 13, with Fearless Records.

Since 2006, Pierce The Veil have consistently climbed their way into the hearts of millions worldwide via an unshakable devotion to making honest and hypnotic hard rock. The San Diego quarte —Vic Fuentes on vocals, rhythm guitar and keys, Mike Fuentes on drums and percussion, Tony Perry on lead  guitar, and Jaime Preciado on bass —staunchly uphold that tradition once again on their fourth full-length album, Misadventures.

“We went into making this record wanting to top the last one, something we try to do with every record,” said Vic.  “We weren’t going to stop until we achieved that.” He continues:  “We wanted everybody to shine on the record,” added Jaime. “It was important that each member stood out.”

http://www.hmv.com/hmvlive/pierce-the-veil

Pierce The Veil will perform at hmv, 363 Oxford Street, London from 6.00pm on Wednesday 27 April

The Breaking Pattern revitalise emo rock on spectacular new album, ‘There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins’

The face of the Phoenix emo revival movement’ – The Huffington Post

Arizona indie rock group, The Breaking Pattern, are bringing a fresh new sound to the emo scene on their debut album There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins. Anthemic vocals and reverb-soaked guitars make for a euphoric and equally lovelorn summery sound.

The band cite emo and pop-punk acts such as Real Friends, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard and The Hotelier as influences. Fellow Arizona indie rockers Lydia have offered the band much support, their guitarist Justin Camacho even co-writing songs with the band in the past.

The album lyrically tackles the hurdles of a failing relationship. The band’s frontman explains: ‘The album is somewhat of a break-up album, chronicling the various stages of a doomed relationship from the moments leading up to the split until the resolution and recovery. I say “somewhat” because it is not a concept album. The songs do not tell one specific story, but are a compilation of personal experience and the stories I’ve witnessed from friends who had their own hearts disintegrated into red dust.

Producer Cory Spotts engineers the record, having worked with other esteemed Arizona acts including The Maine, The Summer Set, BlessTheFall and Job for a Cowboy.

Within the first few months of their formation, the band opened for celebrated acts such as Emarosa, This Century, Weatherbox and The Rocket Summer. They have since sold out multiple shows.

Vocalist Derek Hackman previously fronted a band called Ezer. Having long had a passion for music, he began writing songs aged 11. Moving house frequently as a child, Derek dealt with long periods of social isolation that fuelled his songwriting. The first time he ever sang live was at his high school graduation – in front of 6000 people. He was so nervous he vomited in the bathroom only minutes prior to going up on stage.

Derek is also a published poet and has a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Making up the band’s other members include drummer Brandon (who also handles a lot of the photography), guitarist Nick (who happens to also be an award-winning coffee roaster) and bassist Jacob (who is Columbian and fluent in Spanish).

A promo video for the album’s opening track ‘Let Love go’ is available here: https://youtu.be/c3mzFSMi22w

 

There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins is out April 8th.

 

Links:

Www.TheBreakingPattern.Bandcamp.Com

Www.Youtube.com/TheBreakingPattern

Www.Facebook.Com/TheBreakingPattern

Www.Twitter.com/TheBreakPattern

 

Irontown Diehards

Electrifying self-titled debut album from Belfast rock band, The Irontown Diehards

Belfast band, The Irontown Diehards, deliver this self-titled debut album, a hi-octane rock riff-fest set for release on May 27th.

Citing Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry and Bon Jovi as influences, The Irontown Diehards are a band that hard rock enthusiasts worldwide need in their iTunes libraries. Making up their sound are belting vocal hooks, speeding rhythms and headbanging riffs that’ll leave your neck toned.

As described by Belfast Metalheads Reunited: ‘they have combined the essential elements to forge a fierce rock sound that is delivered as if they wield a battleaxe’.

A formidable live act, the band match their lively sound with a distinctive image, dressing unconventionally in Victorian worker garb as if they just so happened to stumble out of a time machine into the 21st Century and discover electric guitars. All the members have previously played in top Northern Ireland rock and metal bands including Last Known Addiction, Almighty Fallen, Stormzone, Warcrux and Dead Zebra. Their collective musical experience shows, both in their musicianship and their performance.

Irontown Diehards

‘Fly High’ is the lead single, a soaring ballad with an explosive chorus. It features a cracking guitar solo and culminates into a mighty and epic crescendo.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asBNz9dqWV0

‘’…there is no doubt that they are bringing something new and interesting to a Northern Ireland scene in which it can sometimes be difficult to find’’ write Planet Mosh.

The album will be available for pre-order shortly, ready for its release on May 27th.

Links:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/step-inside-promotional-single/id1007239482

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/itdiehards

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/irontown-diehards/sets/the-irontown-diehards-album/s-s72Se

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJ71UB2DeoX_S6wAkQKgkw

 

‘Keeper of the Groove’ by The Soft Shades

‘Keeper of the Groove’ is the second post rock album to be released under the prog rock instrumental project The Soft Shades. The musical project was put together by Dimitry Gubsky in 2011.

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Following on from the success of the 4 track EP released in November, The Soft Shades are now ready to release the full instrumental album and the end of April.

Founder Dimitry, has been passionate about music his whole life, he started learning how to play the accordion when he was just 7 years old. He has gone onto play and tour in lots of different successful bands in Europe as well as being involved in lots of different musical projects in his home country of Ukraine.  In 2012 he played at Euroblast in Cologne with his previous band ‘Joncofy’. After being in lots of different bands,  Dimitry wanted to create a new style of prog & metal instrumental music where he was involved in every aspect of the project from creating the music, writing the scores to producing and recording it all together for the album. It is very much his project that he had wanted to create for a really long time but wasn’t able to in his bands previously.

Each track on the album is highly original and a reflection of a different experience and emotion. At times the music is very cinematic with an intense feeling that you are waiting in anticipation for what is next to come.

Dimitry has spoken about the different influences behind the album;

“Everyday mood is what influenced the album, the track titles on the album show in some way what exactly inspired me for each song and all personal to experiences in my life.”

Highlight tracks include ‘First September Weekend, Sky Flares and November Storms. Another popular album track is ‘When This Day Comes’. This song was created to reflect the feeling you might feel on a Monday morning and thinking about going back to work after a perfect weekend off. It is a melancholic song that Dimitry has portrayed beautifully to reflex this mood.

The whole album is an exploration into the immersive world of rock, metal and instrumental music. The atmosphere over the 11 tracks perfectly encapsulates Dimitry ’s idea of exploring moods and experiences he has had in his life. The tracks are so powerful in portraying a message and captivating the listener that there is absolutely no need for words. The tracks vary from big rock guitar riffs and drums to an industrial eerie sound on tracks like ‘November Storms’ and ‘The Fall’. This combination of tracks on the album using familiar musical elements in different ways proves to make a very powerful and enticing listen.

Album set for release on 22nd April 2016

Listen to a selection of the album tracks here- https://soundcloud.com/the-soft-shades

 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thesoftshades/

Bandcamp – http://thesoftshades.bandcamp.com/

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