L.A. Based Singer/Producer BITCH Returns After Lenghty Absence With Booming Dance Floor Banger ‘NEW YEAR’…

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19 January 2019


(Photo: Shervin Lainez)

Pittsburgh-born and L.A. based singer/producer Karen Mould aka BITCH, former half
of feminist alt-folk duo Bitch And Animal, is back with a new firecracker after more
than a decade. And what a return! NEW YEAR is a gigantic electro banger.

Bitch explains what the song is all about: “It’s about empowerment. It’s about claiming who you are, and letting go of patterns that no longer serve you. So much of our language is built
on empowering men, and part of my life’s work has been to make sure we’re also empowering women. To me ‘New Year’ is very much a celebration. It’s about taking stock of what the world has done to us and what we’ve bought into, and then plunging forward into the new year with
a new sense of boldness, like, “Here I fucking am. I am the woman.”

I’m with Bitch‘s positive intentions for the future. Despite the awfully troubled times we live in, despite the unmistakable fact that the world is dangerously divided we should keep on believing that change is possible. And with ‘New Year’ she provided the fitting anthem to go out and fight for our right to be treated as humans again, regardless of one’s color, beliefs or sexuality. Imagine all the streets filled with ecstatic people dancing euphorically to this awesome bang-up knockout! We need hope and faith to survive and here’s the booming soundtrack to get us in the right state of mind and soul. C’mon, ladies and gents, press the button and shake your booty…

BITCH: Website – Facebook – ‘New Year’ on iTunesand Bandcamp

London’s Noiseniks PROPERTY Share New Cutting Rollercoaster ‘JUMPING OFF’…

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18 January 2019

After raging debut single Adult Cereals London’s edgy noise rockers return with new robust slam JUMPING OFF. According to lead singer, Morgan Hewitt it’s a song about ‘observing the loneliness of city living, the cut-and-thrust of terse cosmopolitan relationships, and the ebb and flow of flux that bamboozles us all on a daily basis; those familiar scenarios set against a backdrop of ordinariness, punctuated by the immediacy of feeling ‘top of the world’ one second, to slumping to an all-new nadir the next.’

Jumping Off‘ is a triptych rollercoaster. After a relatively quit drums/guitar/vocal intro the temperature and the tension grows vehemently and fiercely. It seems like something is rotten in the state of mind of London. Accumulated feelings of dissatisfaction come to the surface and are about to explode when part tree of this red-hot-blooded outburst goes bonkers close to the 3 min. mark. Suddenly the pace is doubled and the sonic frustration rushes unstoppably to a climax. Wow! Top blast! Catch the cutting annoyance right here…


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PROPERTY: Facebook – Twitter

Singer/Songwriter HAWKSLEY WORKMAN Impresses With His Vocal Intensity On New Single ‘LAZY’…

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17 January 2019

Artist: HAWKSLEY WORKMAN

Who: “Singer and songwriter. Broadcaster. Performer, producer, poet, and playwright. Multi-instrumentalist and Mountie. Hawksley Workman is all of these things and others still – an ambitious, ever-busy global ambassador of Canadian culture and creativity.”

Track: LAZY – New track from upcoming album ‘Median Age Wasteland‘ out 1 March – the song “is an exploration of love and memories. Childlike images of winter and school portables give way to a lover’s proclamation of staying awake and staying the course. The profound decision of love meets the feeling of love.”

Score: This Canadian singer/songwriter’s vocal intensity and vocal range are just amazing. It raises this electrifying love song to an exceptional height that will overwhelm your ears. And when, after about three minutes, a feverish guitar solo kicks in the grandeur of this performance gets an extra dizzying injection. This is solid gold musical craftsmanship. This is a stunning example of what a supreme songsmith is all about. Capture the impressive splendor right here…

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN: Facebook – Instagram – iTunes

Norwegian Duo MISTY COAST Creates Carefree Dreamworld On New Single ‘BACKSEAT WARRIORS’…

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16 January 2019

Artist: MISTY COAST

Who: Dream pop duo Linn Frøkedal and Richard Myklebust from Bergen, Norway

Track: BACKSEAT WARRIORS – vocalist Linn Frøkedal says “the song is inspired by her childhood in the tiny village Etne, located on the west coast of Norway. When I grew up there was nothing to do there, so if you didn’t happen to love football, horses or music, then you
most likely spent the days styling your car or driving up and down the streets of Etne, collecting Wunderbaum – or Little Trees – in your rear-view mirror.”
The track is from their sophomore album ‘Melodaze‘ out 25 January. A record heavily inspired by the pair’s two-month stay in Berlin.

Score:Backseat Warriors‘ is an imaginative fusion of soothing electronics, longing vocals/harmonies and starry-eyed melodiousness that transfer your moony thoughts
to carefree places and memorable moments where reality is not invited. Romantic colored meditations like this, drenched in a relaxing bath of sonic warmth, trigger your phantasy and cause a comforting state of mind. Catch the melancholic rainbow here…


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MISTY COAST: Facebook – Instagram – iTunes

From Tucson Arizona Here’s CHATEAU CHATEAU With Guitar Loaded Ripper ‘EVIDENCE’…

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15 January 2019

Band: CHATEAU CHATEAU

Who: “Chateau Chateau was birthed from the desert flora and jagged hills of Tucson, Arizona in the beginning of 2018. The formation of the seven band members began in the cold, dark caverns of an aerospace hanger with nothing but an audience of semi-casual and passerby drunkards making their way to the next door brewhouse. In the following months of springtime the band began forming their sound. What was once a loose, rocky, garage-pop four-piece would eventually become a blooming, bouncy, glittery troupe of seven with an equally tightened and raw sound.”

Pick: EVIDENCE – new single “that chronicles the Sisyphean nature of creativity. As musicians we are constantly asking ourselves ‘is this good enough?’ Evidence describes the struggle of finding value in something you have created and coming to the conclusion that often it is not worth anything, and when this is true, the consequences of sharing it with listeners.”

Score: ‘Evidence’ is that kind of euphoric pop cracker that gets under your skin from the get-go. Exciting guitars have an instant impact on your body’s mobility, while enticing vocals and spirited harmonies add an upbeat effect of joyousness. The colorful members of the band look like they are solid party animals and they provide the fuel to join them on the dance floor. Swing along right here…


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CHATEAU CHATEAU: Facebook / Label: TCBYML

Aussie Singer-Songwriter LAURA IMBRUGLIA Launches New Red-Hot Banger ‘THE CREEPS’…

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14 January 2019

It’s been more than five years since Australian musical chameleon LAURA IMBRUGLIA released her third album What A Treat. But she’s totally ready for her come back with new longplayer SCARED OF YOU. After revealing previous new songs Tricks and Diptich she launched another new cut today. THE CREEPS is a red-hot rage injected banger filled with loud and clear mixed emotions with Imbruglia‘s voice spitting with disgust, contempt and apprehension while the impetuous and razor-sharp guitar riffs sound at times as if they want to kick someone’s head in. The boisterous knockout ends with a significant scream. What a hot-blooded performance this is. Bang bang bang!

“I think The Creeps is pretty relatable content. It’s just a simple song about being irritated that an ex-lover can still rattle you when you see them, no matter how many years have passed or how much water is under the bridge. The feeling I’m describing is closer to heebie jeebies than the creeps, but I didn’t want this song to sound like that Roy Orbison song “Ooby Dooby” so I settled on ‘the creeps’ as a close enough description.” – Laura Imbruglia

Experience the volcanic eruption right here…


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LAURA IMBRIGLIA: Facebook


SCARED OF YOU – out 29 March – all info & pre-order facilities here

Danish Brothers ALCABEAN Release New Riveting Single ‘TSUKUYOMI’…

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11 January 2019

ALCABEAN is the musical moniker of Danish brothers Julius & Victor Schack who will
launch their debut album CONFESSIONS in March. Ahead of it they just dropped lead single TSUKUYOMI.

“Tsukuyomi is a reference to the character Ithachis fighting style in the anime Naruto where he traps people inside an imaginary world of his design. It is named after a Japanese Shinto Moon God. So the song Tsukuyomi is a reflection on the time we live in, our so-called post-modern world. On how it can feel as though information and views are shoved down our throats and that this almost imaginary world of information stalks us around always and constant like the Moon.”

Tsukuyomi‘ is a guitar driven, melodious gem, with delightful duet vocals that take
you immediately to a rapturous state of mind. This is high-quality pop songwriting with
echoes reminding me of The Cure‘s most catchy moments. Its vibrant flow will have an instant impact on your sonic senses. Glorious performance. Tune in here…


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ALCABEAN: Facebook

Brighton’s TOY Return With New Single ‘MECHANISM’ From Upcoming LP…

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10 January 2019

Brighton-based psych dreamers TOY have a follow-up LP ready for their notable 2016 album Clear Shot. The new one, titled HAPPY IN THE HOLLOW, will be out at the end of the month. Here, ahead of it, is fresh single MECHANISM. A sprightly pop crackerjack build around a repetitive electro beat that gets under your skin, slowly but surely. Addictively rhythmic and highly tantalizing. Drift away right here…

TOY: Website – Facebook – UK & Europe Tour Dates


All info here

Gripping Singer-Songwriter VANESSA ANNE REDD Wonders ‘WHAT’S NEXT’…

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9 January 2019

VANESSA ANNE REDD is a London-based, half-German singer-songwriter & producer. After recording with other artists and touring with John Foxx(early Ultravox) and Gary Numan she released her moving lo-fi debut solo LP Behind The Wall in 2016 and is
about to launch the follow-up, entitled Zumbo Waxes .

Ahead of it here’s one of the most exciting tracks off the new album. WHAT’S NEXT sounds at first as a sing-along campfire lullaby but turns, after a couple of spins, into
a very emotive and ardent chant electrified by crackling blues guitar licks and about midway, when the ongoing groove gets more dynamic a sultry trumpet kicks in and intensifies the repetitive ‘what’s next’ impact of the gripping performance tremendously. On top of it all comes Vanessa Anne Red‘s compelling vox. Both sensuous and puissant. Truly impressive. Capture the spirited vigor right here…

VANESSA ANNE REDD: Facebook – Instagram


ZUMBO WAXES – out 25 January – all info here

Denver’s Turbo BACKSEAT VINYL Speeds Like A Bat Out Of Hell On New Missile ‘CHAMP’…

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8 January 2019

Denver‘s supersonic turbo BACKSEAT VINYL was formed by Nate Fuller and Keenan Clarke about 4 years ago playing some ear-piercing metal/punk havoc. But they changed their sound pretty quickly afterward. Now anything they do is about s-p-e-e-d. LOUD SPEED! FUN SPEED! HEATED SPEED! CRAZED SPEED! CATCHY SPEED! MIND-TWISTING SPEED!
A full steam ahead longplayer is on its way. Ahead of it the band just shared a new molotov cocktail track off the LP, entitled CHAMP. Believe me, Green Day & Blink 182
sound like pussies compared to this hair-rising missile. C’mon, go nuts right here…


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BACKSEAT VINYL: Facebook –  Twitter