twocolors x The Dead Daisies – ‘Mexico’

twocolors came together in 2015, when Pierro and Emil met at a party in Berlin. Writing and producing together, the pair have a unique style, mixing electronica and pop, which sees their individual talents coming together to create exciting and powerful music. Their previous single, ‘Follow You’, which featured Muringa, has so far exceeded 13 million Spotify streams, and has seen more than 3.4 million views on YouTube.

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We Review ‘Hit The Ground’, The New Album From Laurence Archer’s Band, Grand Slam

Back in the post Thin Lizzy days, Laurence Archer wrote and performed with Phil Lynott. Sadly, Grand Slam was cut short in its prime, with Phil Lynott’s untimely death leaving a hole in the fabric of rock music to this day.

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ASTRALINGUA RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘SAFE PASSAGE’

Quite fitting to their name, the Denver-based duo Astralingua makes music that exists somewhere in liminal space.

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‘Mimosa Hygiene’ By The Criticals Will Take You From The 60s To The Present Day Without You Even Leaving Your House

Nashville based rock band The Criticals were formed in 2018 by Parker Forbes and Cole Shugart. Their music and live performances are noted for their high energy, and when you realise they get their inspiration from the likes of The Stone Roses, Janes Addiction, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Strokes, and The Libertines, you get maybe an inkling of what they sound like.

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The Great Dictators – ‘By The Throat’

The clip for ‘By The Throat’, by Danish rock band The Great Dictators, doesn’t last for eight minutes, like the Winter Light one-shot sequence, but it is in all other respects a re-imagining of Bergman’s famous scene.

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photo credit Marten Van Dijl

The Riptide Movement Release Video For Brand New Single, ‘Is This What We’re All Living For?’

Dublin rock band The Riptide Movement have released the brand new video for their latest single, ‘Is This What We’re All Living For?’ which is out now.

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…And The Black Feathers Take A ‘Scandalous’ Look At Social Media And Online Life With EP ‘Sociallusions’

What’s on your Instagram? Are there photos of what you’re really like, or are you filtered beyond all imagination? Who do you follow? What about Twitter? Are you keeping up with the Kardashians?

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Carmine Appice Re-Issues Classic Album ‘Guitar Zeus’: ‘Nobody Knew’ (Feat. Brian May) 

Carmine Appice is without doubt, a rock god. He played drums for the legendary Vanilla Fudge (on ‘Season Of The Witch’ and ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’), and he co-wrote ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’ with Rod Stewart and Duane Hitchings. He’s also, with Vanilla Fudge, responsible for paving the way for one of the most popular genres in rock: heavy metal, by way of bridging the gap between psychedelic and prog/hard rock. The likes of The Nice, Deep Purple, Yes, Styx, Led Zeppelin, and Uriah Heep, all credit “The Fudge” as their inspiration.

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Bencoolen – ‘Beautiful Escape’ (Tom Misch cover)

Washington DCs Bencoolen have a distinct funk-soul sound that sets them apart from the rest of the artists in the burgeoning music scene in the US national capitol. Describing their sound as “maximalist rock”, their latest single, a cover of Tom Misch’s song, ‘Beautiful Escape’, is out now.

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KMFDM – ‘Paradise’

Formed in Paris in 1984, KMFDM cross techno/dance music with heavy metal to create their signature sound, an aggressive blend of industrial rock and blunt lyrics, challenging the social and political landscape. New album ‘PARADISE’ takes a deeper step into other genres, including abrasive hip-hop, dark alt rock, and avant-electro metal.

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Diesel Park West – ‘Scared Of Time’

There’s something ironic in the fact that Leicester’s Diesel Park West have named their latest single, ‘Scared Of Time’. The band formed in 1980, and their debut album, ‘Shakespeare Alabama’, was released in 1989. Their ninth studio album, ‘Let It Melt’, from which comes ‘Scared Of Time’, came out on September 13 this year.

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Robert O’Connor Releases Re-Vamped Version of Single ‘Real Good Fight’

Robert O’Connor releases the Skynem mix of his most recent single ‘Real Good Fight’. In the lead up to this release, Emma Mages caught…

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Broken Baby – ‘Royal Pigs’

Broken Baby are based in LA and make music which is uncompromisingly rock – but with a post punk edge. The duo, made up from Amber Bollinger and veteran producer Alex Dezen (The Damnwells), their latest single, ‘Royal Pigs’ sounds like the love child of Taylor Swift and the B-52s…and that’s not a bad thing.

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Skyfever Have ‘Burning Hands’ With New Single

Dublin’s hardest rockers Skyfever return with their new single, ‘Burning Hands’.

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ONLAP – ‘Miracle’

A noisy outlier in a sea of pop and jazz, hard rock Parisian band ONLAP has somehow managed to build itself a huge fan base over 13 years, two albums, and tons of singles. Their latest track, ‘Miracle’, will add to their near mythological status.

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King Ropes – ‘California Stars’

Describing themselves as, a “psychedelic, hard country garage roots rock band”, King Ropes’ new single, ‘California Stars’ is a ponderous pounding pysch track that has strong overtones of Tom Waits. It’s from their new album, ‘Gravity And Friction’, which is set for release on July 26.

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