When Philadelphia quartet Hop Along released their second album, ‘Painted Shut’ back in 2015, their fans have wondered what they would come up with next. The mesmerising album which was denoted by frontwoman Frances Quinlan’s storytelling, found its way to “best of” lists from the likes of Vice, Stereogum, and Consquence Of Sound, and much was made of their idiosyncratic sound – classic songwriting albeit with alternatively humorous and horrifying lyrics, subtle intricacy in terms of their rhythm section, dark production, and Quinlan’s voice itself.
Melbourne based Australian and Swedish collective Fire To The Stars follow up their previous release, ‘Made Of Fire’ with a new single, ‘Stay Down’. The track is accompanied by a cinematic video, which in itself is made out of scenes from the award-winning short film, ‘The Death Drive’. ‘The Death Drive’ was created by Kyle V. James and Michael Bourne.