Thursday, 28 August 2014

Firestarter Release Acoustic Cover of Everything You Want

Firestarter have released an acoustic cover of 90's song Everything You Want, originally by Vertical Horizon. The cover is to accompany the release of acoustic songs from Firestarter's EP, Forget The Past, which can be downloaded for free here.

Get a free download of Everything You Want here

Forever After - Just Another Year - Track By Track Guide

Inspired by a plethora of musical backgrounds, Forever After have spiced newly released EP ‘Just Another Year’ with suitable diversity. “We all have different influences, from grunge to folk, blues to pop punk and metal. So, we wanted to write a EP that we felt had a little bit of each influence in it,” says vocalist Dom Littler. Indeed, from the aching 90’s nostalgia of lead track ‘Inhaling, Falling’ to the riff infused punk of ‘Miles Away’ and the grungey pop rock of the title track, Just Another Year is buoyantly reflective of the band’s broad palette. The Essex lads additionally describe themselves as having “British geezer vocals”! Following the release of the EP on Monday the 25th, Dom guides you through it track by track now…

“When we started writing this new EP Dom, Sam & Harry had all started new jobs, so there was a lot of struggle when it came to all getting together and writing. Sam & Harry also had relationship troubles on the horizon, which later lead to break ups. This is what our new EP is mostly about. 

She's Leaving: We finished this track the day before we went into the recording studio, so it was a massive rush, but I think it was a risk that payed off! I wrote the lyrics about Harry's (Bass/Vocals) relationship with his ex-girlfriend,who left him earlier in the year. I watched him fall apart and it was horrible, I was so sorry for him and it inspired the lyrics for the Chorus “I'm so sorry, Shes leaving this town”. 

Miles Away: We wrote Miles Away earlier in the year, but didn’t get around to adding lyrics until later. We wanted to add a more punky feel to this track with the drums being up beat and fast! I wrote the lyrics about starting a new job, one of his closest friends going travailing to Australia, and a couple of other friends moving out to new cities or Unis. The line 'Just another year' in the chorus is also the title of the EP, as it is relevant to everything that has happened in the last year and also how long it took for us to write and record the new EP!

Inhaling, Failing: Harry came up with the main riff on guitar and we loved the sound, so 90's grunge. I wrote the lyrics about my addiction to sugar and my bad habits. It was shortly after the New Years and I had rapidly failed at all of my New Year’s resolutions: Stop Biting my nails, Smoking, Cutting down on sugar!

Throw It Away: Harry wrote all the guitar parts, he has a very metal background and so we decided to spice things up a bit. I wrote the lyrics about a couple arguing, who always put the blame on each other… basically I was watching too much Jeremy Kyle that day.

Twenty Two: I wrote this song about my Girlfriend, who I met in September 2012, while out for my friend’s birthday.I thought she was leading me on and that I had no chance with her but after I gave her my chair we sat together chatting all night, one thing lead to another and.. yeah! I remember showing her the demo for the first time and being so nervous/embarrassed, but she loved it, and now I get to embarrass her at every gig of ours she attends.



Forever After's new EP is out now!

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Up and Coming Pop Punk Bands That You Need To Hear | The Coast Is Clear



Today for our up and coming UK pop punk bands we have The Coast Is Clear, who recently released their debut single Summer Nights. If you like awesome vocals and your pop punk with a touch of easycore then The Coast Is Clear are definitely a band you should listen to you right now. Make sure you check out the free download of Summer Nights at the end of this post...

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
UK 

DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN FIVE WORDS.. 
Fun, Fast, Exciting, Emotional and Young.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE LISTEN TO YOU? 
Because we're bringing back old school pop punk with easycore influence and we don't have American style vox 

HOW DID THE BAND FORM? 
The drummer and vocalist have always wanted to bring there own style too the pop punk industry 

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE BAND NAME?
We've grew up on the coast line 

RECORDING OR PLAYING LIVE? 
Live 

TOP FIVE FAVOURITE POP PUNK ALBUMS? 
In no order because they are all equally sick: 
Blink 182- Dude Ranch 
The Wonder Years- The Greatest Generation 
Hoser- Seaway 
Gnarwolves - Cru 
Four Year Strong- Go Down In History

Download Summer Nights for free on Bandcamp here

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Knuckle Puck Release New Song 'Oak Street'


Knuckle Puck have released a new song entitled Oak Street, which is taken from an upcoming EP that will be released later this autumn. The EP will also have a song called Home Alone. Have a listen to Oak Street here:

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

State Champs Stream Acoustic Version of Elevated


Kerrang! are streaming the acoustic version of Elevated from State Champ's new EP The Acoustic Things. Take a listen here.

A Loss For Words Breaking Up at the End of 2015


At a hometown show in Massachusetts A Loss For Words announced that by the end of 2015 they will no longer be a band. However, they stated that they will be releasing another album by the time they break up. Matty Arsenault later confirmed the break up with a statement that read:

"Thanks to everyone who came out to the show last. We had an amazing time as always with you. As we announced last night that we will be doing one last record and close the final chapter of @ALOSSFORWORDS journey at the end of 2015. We will announce more in detail the next few days as we gather our thoughts on how to even attempt to explain our love for this band and the support you have all." 

Up and Coming Pop Punk Bands That You Need To Hear | Cardinals



Today for our up and coming UK pop punk bands we bring you Cardinals, who have recently released their EP, Feels Like Home, which you can listen to above. If you're a fan of The Wonder Years, Title Fight, The Movielife or Basement, then Cardinals are definitely for you...

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Newport, South Wales, UK.

DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN 5 WORDS... 
Real honest raw pop punk. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW EP FEELS LIKE HOME...
I guess 'Feels Like Home' is just as bunch of honest songs about the shit people have to deal with. The record deals with issues like family, friends, death, break ups, jobs & anxieties. It's hopefully just a really simple, relatable record. 
It's an accumulation of a lot of work & experiences from over the past few years. 
I think it also marks a new maturity in our sound. Hopefully it's something that not many other people are really doing & we're really pleased with it. 

FAVOURITE SONG FROM FEELS LIKE HOME?
 'The Aquarium Bitch, You Know I Like Fish'. We couldn't agree collectively so took a vote on this one.

RECORDING OR PLAYING LIVE?
Both recording & playing live have their merits. Being able to sit down as a band, working out the songs & watch them become the finished product is great. It's cliche, but it's awesome seeing the process of a song going from an idea you wrote in your bedroom to the something you'd put on record. 
However, the energy & atmosphere of a live show can't be beaten. Especially when you've got a packed out show in a small independent venue. Plus you can't hide your fuck ups, I guess that's both good and bad. 

TOP FIVE FAVOURITE POP PUNK ALBUMS?
We definitely couldn't agree on this one, but roughly this is what we agreed: 
New Found Glory - Sticks & Stones
The Wonder Years - The Upsides 
The Story So Far - From Under Soil & Dirt
Blink 182 - All of them. 
The Movielife - Has a Gambling Problem. 

IF YOU COULD PLAY WITH ANY BAND IT WOULD BE...
 Kiss / Toto / Queen Latifah. Because... Well, why not. 

Make sure you check out Feels Like Home
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