Heaven Asunder unleash their new video single!

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“The UK’s answer to Trivium” – Metal Hammer

“With momentum picking up on a national scale, it won’t be long before we see a lot more of these boys” – Bring the Noise

British Metallers Heaven Asunder exorcise their demons in the name of new single ‘Redemption’-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u9nMIm8gjQ

Back with their spanking new single ‘Redemption’, UK heavyweights Heaven Asunder are pushing the envelope harder than ever. The song itself is a blistering four and a half minute powerhouse of riffs, breakdowns and hooks to boot. The track showcases the quintet’s new sound, which is much more aggressive than the sound crafted on their 2014 debut album ‘Among The Damned’. The new video for ‘Redemption’ sees the band mercilessly performing to a kidnapped nun in a dilapidated, rotting church, while a priest hunts them down. The clip features an exorcism that shows members of the band vomiting mid performance. “We puked for real! We necked 20 pints of milk between us and just let nature take its course; it was f**king horrible!” insists vocalist, Matt Boyd.

Formed at the Bristol Institute of Modern Music in 2009, Heaven Asunder are comprised of Matt Boyd – Vocals, Lewis Blake – Lead Guitar, Ally Roberts – Guitar /Backing Vocals, Lewys Ball – Bass, and James Whitlock – Drums. The rising five-some have become a dominant presence within the UK’s thriving metal scene, due to their combustible live shows and their ruthless determination to make their name synonymous with contemporary metal. Heaven Asunder are as brutal and rage-fuelled as they are melodic and heartfelt—a war cry for the underdog and an anthem of grit, executed with precision and raw emotion.

The new video single, ‘Redemption’, will be featured on the yet to be titled follow up to 2014’s ‘Among The Damned’ album. Currently being recorded with producer Jonny Renshaw (Devil Sold His Soul), the EP sees the band move into heavier territory. “Among the damned for us was the culmination of two years’ worth of writing, and releasing it felt like the end of an era. We’ve been working on new material since the day Among The Damned came out, and we really can’t wait for people to hear it”, states vocalist Boyd.

Having shared the stage with the likes of 36 Crazyfists, Issues, Fearless Vampire Killers, Crown The Empire, Shining (Nor) and Deathstars, Heaven Asunder are quickly becoming ones to watch. After a recent sold out hometown show in Bristol, the band set out on a seven-date UK tour at the end of February, with the intent to gig and tour as much as humanly possible throughout the whole of 2015.

 

HEAVEN ASUNDER LIVE IN FEBRUARY –  26th Glasgow Audio; 27th Bolton The Alma; 28th Plymouth Tiki Bar.

 

- HEAVEN ASUNDER HAVE UNLEASHED ‘REDEMPTION’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u9nMIm8gjQ -

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Horse Party – Out Of Sight/Receiver

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The exciting thing about UK band Horse Party is as much as they have openly grown in songwriting and sound, they have lost none of the instinctively raw and organic essences which made them strikingly leap out with debut single Back To Mono almost two years ago. Their new single is bound in majestic raunchy charms as both Out Of Sight and Receiver show new striking steps in craft, sound, and sheer creative adventure, but each still seduces with that primal spice which brought the trio to life.

Hailing from Bury St Edmunds, the threesome of vocalist/guitarists Ellie Langley and Seymour Quigley, alongside drummer Shannon Hope, have persistently garnered acclaim and an increasingly growing and devoted fan base with their gripping and at times sinisterly devilish sounds. From the Scarlet & Blue EP to last year’s debut album Cover Your Eyes, released through Integrity Records, Horse Party has gripped attention and increasingly greedier appetites, including those of 6music’s Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq, Shell Zenner at Absolute Radio and XFM’s John Kennedy. Live too the band is no stranger to eager responses, last year seeing the band successfully playing Latitude Festival’s Lake Stage at the invitation of Radio One’s Huw Stephens and BBC Suffolk Introducing. Now Out Of Sight/Receiver is poised to push the band on again, and as it is without doubt their finest hour to date, it is hard to see it failing to tempt the broadest spotlights upon the band.

Out Of Sight starts things off and is instantly prowling ears with thoughtful yet predatory riffs from the guitars matched by crisp beats. The darkly seducing tones of Langley queens over the 10847766_768484469911623_4136520996259037093_nentrance, her delivery sure and intense yet wholly seductive from the first breath. Widening its expression without leaving its shadowed scenery, the track proceeds to tease with small burst of melodic light and anthemic vocal unity whilst steely hooks only add to the addictive bait of the song. Fizzing up further into its presence with psychedelic lit sultriness and smouldering emotion, the adventure continues to be unpredictable and inescapably addictive with a chorus which similarly becomes more virulent and entrancing over the length of the outstanding song.

It is a glorious temptation but even with its might cannot help being surpassed by the delicious alchemy of Receiver. More energetic from the first second, the track is also an even darker and more sinister provocation, riding in on an irresistible post punk rhythmic baiting of ears and imagination. It is wonderfully repetitive from hereon in, riffs and hooks recycled with compelling effect as the dual tones of Langley and Quigley croon with sobering yet magnetic persuasion. That post punk essence is a constant treat within the song too, essences of bands like Au Pairs and Joy Division merging with the darker side of a Morningwood or Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but coming out as something ingeniously unique to Horse Party.

The song as the single is outstanding, both songs easily the best things to emerge from the imagination of the trio and they have some treats already under their creative belts. Horse Party is a band ready to join the frontline of the UK garage rock/rock scene and with releases like this drive it to new heights.

Out Of Sight/Receiver is available from February 23rd on limited edition 7” black vinyl as a co-release by R*E*P*E*A*T Records and the band’s own Pure Deadly imprint @ https://horsepartyparty.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-sight-receiver-7-single

Horse Party are also on tour right now with upcoming dates at…

Friday 27th February – Ipswich Steamboat Tavern

Friday 27th March – London The Garage

Saturday 2nd May – Bury St Edmunds Fringe Festival

Friday 15th May – Cambridge Junction

Saturday 13th June – Norwich Open

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Symmetry – The Cure

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Consisting of two anthems which simply lift ears and emotions in big, bold barrages of pop contagion, the new single from US progressive pop and rock band Symmetry is one of those rousing encounters which continually makes an invigorating impact. The Cure is a thumping bellow of melodic enterprise and impassioned energy which more than confirms why such the high praise wrapped around the band after the release of their debut album last year.

The Los Angeles band formed in early 2013, with the line-up of Michael Campbell (vocals), Jared Hara (guitar), Will Weiner (bass) and Max D’Anda (drums) described by the band itself as “the dream team.” Creatively everything clicked with their union it is fair to say and it was not long before the band was writing and working on their first album. Recorded with producer James Paul Wisner (Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, Underoath), Frozen in Time swiftly drew acclaim and potent attention at home and in the UK. Its success was followed by their song When Will It End winning Best Rock Song at the Hollywood Music and Media Awards. 2014 also saw the band touring the U.K. with Room 94 on the Live Nation No Strings Attached tour and towards its end working on a new release with producer James Paul Wisner.

The Cure kicks off 2015 in fine style for the band, and takes little time, after a rich coaxing of guitar swiftly joined by the potent tones of Campbell, to energise feet and appetite with jabbing 10805718_302954463234216_8072463695621893542_nbeats, stirring riffs, and lofty vocal harmonies. There is an instant familiarity to the song but nothing particularly definable as the track continues to ebb and flow in energy whilst increasingly seducing ears and imagination with its melodic flames and ripe rhythmic tempting.

As suggested the song is a thick anthem of a proposition but slightly reserved in that aspect in relation to the accompanying Hey. Vocals straight away are roaring with alluring harmonies as riffs niggle and electronic colours flirt with the listener. The song is not as rampant as its predecessor, having more of a rein on its energies yet manages to soar higher and with more climactic intensity to provide a different but just as dramatic and thrilling proposition.

Both songs show the accomplished skills and adventurous imagination of the band with the potential of even greater triumphs ahead of them an open suggestiveness. As much as the band name does not leap out, Symmetry’s sound certainly does and will surely find increasingly greedy attention ahead through The Cure and whatever follows.

The Cure is released on February 23rd via iTunes.

Symmetry are back touring the U.K., Ireland and Poland as support for Room 94 on their Dirty Dancing Tour, with dates…

28 Feb : 02 Academy, Oxford / 1 Mar : Thekla, Bristol

3 Mar : Old Fire Station, Bournemouth / 4 Mar : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

5 Mar : ABC2, Glasgow / 6 Mar : 02 Academy, Newcastle

7 Mar : 02 Academy, Sheffield / 9 Mar : 02 Academy, Liverpool

10 Mar : Academy 3, Manchester / 12 Mar : 02 Academy, Birmingham

13 Mar : 02 Academy, Islington / 14 Mar : Academy 2, Dublin

15 Mar : Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

http://symmetryband.com/

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Heyrocco – Elsewhere

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It is fair to say that US band Heyrocco wowed the UK with their debut UK tour not so long ago and has gripped a broader expanse of attention through their sounds and releases, especially their Mom Jeans EP. Now with their Soundcloud profile alone hitting over 250k plays over the last six months, the South Carolina trio release new single Elsewhere; the song a potent confirmation of the impressive emergence of the band and a rather tasty appetiser for impending debut album Teenage Movie Soundtrack from which it is taken. The song is a spicy and vivacious dose of angular guitar rock soaked in the distinctive sound which has already drawn comparisons to the likes of Nirvana, Pavements, and Mudhoney.

Elsewhere is a continuation of an already successful tempting of ears and attention through earlier releases and their dynamic live presence. It is fair to say that the threesome of Nate Merli (vocals/guitar), Christopher Cool (bass), and Taco Cooper (drums) has been increasingly finding eager appetites for their dark, nostalgic pop tunes self-proclaimed as ‘Disney Grunge’, since forming around five years ago. Recently the Charleston band as mentioned, has been wooing British audiences on a tour which included headlining a sold out show in front of 1400 people for Club NME @ KOKO. With the release of Teenage Movie Soundtrack looming, the album several years in the making, 2015 is looking another potent proposition for Heyrocco and could not have got off to a more flavoursome start with Elsewhere.

The single is straight into ears with jabbing beats, tangy hooks, and the engaging voice of Merli. It is a start allowing no time for senses and imagination to take a moment to ponder, instead forcing them to greedily devour the lively bounce and almost mischievous character of the song. Within a few further breaths of expressive syllables and spiralling melodies, all wrapped in a acidic spicing, it is easy to see why the band has been matched to those comparisons earlier mentioned, but equally there are whispers of bands such as The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys , and UK’s own newcomers, The Jacques to the song.

Elsewhere continues to dance and flirt with the listener through gradually bolder and more muscular rhythms and the unpredictable but easily accessible nineties seeded endeavour of the guitars. By its close, the single has made the strongest persuasion and bred keen anticipation for the upcoming album, whilst showing Heyrocco as a real feel good proposition with flirtatious shadows that all should consider becoming more closely acquainted with.

Elsewhere is available from February 23rd via Vital Music Group @ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/elsewhere-single/id958133606?ls=1

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Vienna Ditto – Hammer And A Nail

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All seductions should come with a little essence of raw and dirty temptation and that is something you certainly get with the sound of Vienna Ditto, especially in new single Hammer And A Nail. The release is a sultry affair; a steamy and climactic persuasion but equally offers a mellow croon with intimate charm, a mix which simply enthrals and excites. The British band has been nibbling away at major attention for a little while now, with increasing success through their releases, but Hammer And A Nail might just be the spark to lure in the most potent of spotlights.

London based Vienna Ditto is the creation of Hatty Taylor and Nigel Firth, a duo meeting when the latter started teaching the former guitar when she was 11 years old. After a couple of years the two lost touch but a chance meeting in the street in 2009 sowed the seeds to their union as Vienna Ditto. Reaping and weaving the essences of smoky blues, psychedelic rock, and electronica for their fascinating sound, the pair has found interest and air play with the likes of BBC Radio One, BBC6 Music and XFM, as well as highly praising reviews across numerous publications. Now it is 10919057_10152609779061517_1589235084162101861_nthe new single’s turn to push the band on and lure more to join their already strong and devoted following.

Hammer And A Nail opens on a gentle caress of guitar within an electronic wind, a barren landscape already being suggested to the imagination as the continental vocal delivery of Taylor flames within the broadening climate. Melodies come with a sixties colour and character, something persistently and enjoyably spicing their songs generally, whilst Taylor‘s voice has, as everyone seems to mention, a bewitching Edith Piaf quality to its tempting. The song itself brings a Morricone cultured soundscape with a soundtrack cast by a fusion of The Animals and Portishead. It holds an atmospheric breath which swirls around ears and Taylor whilst the skills and invention of Firth provide a transfixing maelstrom of enterprise and expression which is almost tempestuous in character and compelling in its precisely sculpted beauty.

Hammer And A Nail is also a proposition which lingers long after its parting with the senses; worming under the skin, into the psyche, and ultimately into the passions with sublime efficiency. The single is truly a mouth-watering temptation from Vienna Ditto, their finest moment yet, and the next major step in the band’s spellbinding of the UK music scene.

Hammer And A Nail is available from February 23rd

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Damn Vandals – Mad As Hell

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The British rock scene is not short on some rather exciting prospects and artists right now, bands which are stripping away its current landscape to create new primal and instinctively imaginative adventures. To the front of these propositions for the past few years, certainly since the release of their debut album Done For Desire in 2012 is Londoners Damn Vandals. They are the source of raw and aggressively inventive rock ‘n’ roll which seems to increase in virulence and creative rigour across every release, a success proven and reinforced once again by the band’s new single Mad As Hell. It is trade mark Damn Vandals yet again finds the band pushing new twists of sound and enterprise whilst providing another heady temptation into their warped sonic world for all newcomers.

Mad As Hell and its B-side, This Music Blows My Tiny Mind, both come from the band’s second album Rocket Out Of London, which as its predecessor was no stranger to widespread acclaim. In fact all Damn Vandal releases earn eager praise and it is hard not to suspect Mad As Hell doing the same. From an opening muscle bound grouchy bassline, the song has ears and attention firmly gripped ready for the distinctive and highly expressive tones of vocalist Jack Kansas. Just as swiftly his and Frank Pick’s guitars are weaving their flaming sonic seducing, a temptation ripe with spicy blues flavouring within a climate which shimmers and sizzles with melodic drama and fiery enterprise. Right away impressive on the album, the song has grown in stature and persuasive weight over time and now as a single, Mad As Hell sets the imagination and emotions sparking with pleasure. Within the embrace of the whole stunning full-length, its potency as a single initially might have been questioned but any doubts are soon tossed aside as the song revels in its spotlight proving that Rocket Out Of London in many ways is nothing but potential singles and essential slabs of rock ‘n’ roll.

The irresistible rhythmic frame of the single, cast by bassist Adam Kilemore Gardens and drummer Chris Christianson, is emulated in the equally contagious success of This Music Blows My Tiny Mind. Stretched sinews drive an even paced gait loaded with thick drum swipes and throaty bass riffs as vocals and guitars flirt with their caustic swagger. Littered with abrasing hooks and dirty melodies, the song is soon immersing ears into a unique tapestry of garage punk, psyche and raw punk with a stoner-esque tang, and swiftly infesting senses and psyche like a sonic virus. Charmingly psychotic and addictively feverish, the song is a creative brawl which again is only the strongest enticement into the ingenuity of Damn Vandals.

If you have yet to discover the quartet either Mad As Hell or This Music Blows My Tiny Mind provide a doorway to a theatre of original rock ‘n’ roll, and together make an inescapable sonic tempest. Though not labelled as such, the Julian Simmons (Midlake, Ed Sheeran, Guillemots, Goldheart Assembly) produced single is really a double A-sided offering in quality and striking impact, and proof that Damn Vandals still lead the current march of real rock ‘n’ roll.

Mad As Hell is released on 23rd February

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The Hokum – Mind Over Matter

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With more than a feisty breath of eighties new wave to it, Mind Over Matter the new single from UK indie pop band The Hokum, is one of those encounters which either instinctively hits the sweet spot or at least tempts ears with a nostalgic flirtation. Certainly the song is just as boldly modern as it is seeded in former decades, but there is no escaping licking lips at its Sparks meets China Crisis meets Split Enz adventure.

Hailing from Sheffield, The Hokum is a quartet yet to trigger the kind of spotlight their sound and presence deserves, though they have been featured on Tom Robinson’s Mixtape, Minster Fm and BBC Radio Sheffield to date. Debut album Fools, Mules and Baggage… has been doing its impressive bit to stir up ears and appetites since its release in the autumn of last year also, but maybe it will be the second single taken from it which turns the key to a national awareness. Certainly Mind Over Matter will be luring and exciting a great many new appetites for the band The hokum singlesuch it’s mischievous and magnetically infectiousness and quirky charm.

The opening rhythmic coaxing of the song swiftly has ears and attention, not forgetting toes keenly interested; an intrigue only enhanced by the raw but magnetic stroke of guitar. Vocally too, song and band takes a strong hold whilst the chorus which predominately steals the show with its repetitive anthemic potency, grips even tighter with a power pop vivacity. Equally though there is a clever underlying contagion to the open surface and more involved invention of the song, each hook and melody seemingly familiar yet wrapped in a refreshing uniqueness that sets it and band apart from the crowd.

The Hokum stand at the edge of broader attention thanks to their album, nudging and teasing it with their tantalising sound. Mind Over Matter could be the push taking the band right into the gaze of the UK rock scene; if not it is easy to expect that recognition is coming soon.

Mind Over Matter is available from February 23rd

Upcoming live dates for The Hokum:

3.03.15 Red House, Sheffield

02.05.15 Shakespeare, Sheffield

29.05.15 Plug, Sheffield,

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