The Beach Boys have announced a new album, The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, due for release on 8th June via Universal/UMC.
The album pairs The Beach Boys’ original vocal performances with new symphonic arrangements, newly recorded by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London. The track listing is as follows:
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Fun, Fun, Fun
Don’t Worry Baby
God Only Knows
Sloop John B
Heroes And Villains
In My Room
The Warmth Of The Sun
Help Me, Rhonda
You Still Believe In Me
The Beach Boys will also be performing at Hampton Court Palace Festival on 15th and 16th June, which are the band’s only UK concerts on their summer tour this year. Tickets are on sale now here.
Our first band of the night, coming out of Leeds, post-hardcore band, Kill The Silence. Opening straight away with some heavy catchy riffs, helping keep things intriguing from the offset. These guys clearly have a lot of energy to give, interacting with the crowd and giving us plenty of reasons to interact back. And in a genre saturated with rather similar sounding music, they manage to theirs feel like it stands out with solid song structures and strong vocal work, their particular sound was rather refreshing to the ears. There was great musicianship from four band members, even with a new to the band bassist and certain instrument malfunctions about halfway through, Kill The Silence performed an incredibly tight set, this combined with the rather welcoming atmosphere the audience was giving off made for a solid baseline for them to rest easy on. 7/10.
Next up in our lineup from the night is Veridian, a six-piece rock formation from Reading, only formed in 2016 and only a year it seems like they are making great progress in their scene, and it is easy to see why. Giving off similar vibes to bands like Young Guns/ Mallory Knox. Their chilled back, high energy style of music helps it feel very accessible to all audiences, their overall sound felt unique for the genre, with each individual band member instrumental parts standing out, solid vocals, unique guitar tones, and intricate drum work. Their overall energy from the set was fantastic, they know exactly what to to do to get the audience interested, giving us plenty of reasons interacted, and along with a packed out house made for a great atmosphere. 8/10.
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The last band of the night, our headliners, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, on their 10th-anniversary tour of “don’t you fake it” which they played all the way through during their set. The incredibly intimate venue mixed with a sold-out show made for an incredibly fun and intense atmosphere throughout. My first impression of Red Jumpsuit is that their unique style of highly energetic pop punk/ pop rock seems to be a great crowd pleaser and along with great crowd interaction from the band members, and in turn which got a wonderful crowd reaction from everyone and made for a really engaging environment.
And this mixed with their great musicianship and a strong dialed in sound, which utilizing solid song structures, gripping guitar work and strong vocals just made for an honestly just great overall performance. 9/10
Heidevolk have released details of their upcoming album, including the title and the artwork.
Veer van Verzet is set to be released on 12th January 2018 via Napalm Records.
We are excited to announce our long-awaited new album “Vuur van Verzet” (“Fire of Resistance”). An album that catapults you to a battlefield where a failing Roman empire is retreating and Germanic tribes are on the rise to claim back what is theirs. It will guide you through the great migrations and tell the tale ofearly traditions, gods and nature. We’ve fitted these stories in 11 songs that emphasize the characteristic Heidevolk sound but also underline the progression of our songwriting. Fast metal riffing combined with a our trademark dual male vocals, a 24 piece male choir, various folk musicians, a string ensemble and the raw guest vocals of Primordials’ Nemtheanga make “Vuur van Verzet” an album that shows its teeth..in a bombastic way. Join us, the Pagan Metal Brotherhood is on the rise!” – Heidevolk
Vuur van Verzettrack listing:
2. A Wolf In My Heart
4. Yngwaz Zonen
6. The Alliance
8. Het Oneindige Woud
11. Het Juk der Tijd
12. Drink op de Nacht (Bonus Track)
13. Een Wolf in mijn Hart (Bonus Track)Available formats:
1 CD 6-pages Digipack incl. 24 pages booklet
1 LP Gatefold, black and limited golden vinyl
Ltd Edition Album Bundle incl. 6-pages Digipack, Leather wristband, flag, patch
Digital Album Download
Following the announcement of their album, Asking Alexandria have announced the title and have released another song. The new record will be self-titled and is set for a 15th December release. The album is the first to have original frontman Danny Worsnop back after his departure in 2015.
The new song released today is called Where Did It Go? and throws some serious shade at modern metal bands… It sounds a bit like this:
21st Rickshaw, Vancouver, BC, Canada
22nd El Corazon, Seattle, WA, USA
23rd Star Theater, Portland, OR, USA
24th Blue Room, Sacramento, CA, USA
25th Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA, USA
26th Alex’s Bar, Long Beach, CA, USA
27th Backstage, Las Vegas, NV, USA
28th Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA, USA
Belgian alt rockers Triggerfinger, who recently supported Muse in France and Russia, are due to release their next album, Colossus, on 25th August.
On first impression, Colossus, the opening track, takes influences from the UK indie scene, as well as combining alt rock from the likes of early Muse. The riff heavy track is catchy and easily rememberable. If the rest of the album is as innovative then the listener can expect good things from Colossus.
Flesh Tight takes some influences from recent Green Day in the guitars, but the vocals are very much Triggerfinger‘s own. Again there are a lot of Brit rock influences here, so much so that the listener would automatically assume that Triggerfinger are a British band. Candy Killer is more alt rock, taking influences from Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2, particuarly with bass pedal effects. The following track, Upstairs Box, follows in the same vein.
The first overtly different track is Afterglow. The slower acoustic track sounds like City and Colour, until it starts to build up, which incorporates some orchestral instruments and electric guitars. A refreshingly different track in the album, it is particularly well placed in the middle to catch the listener’s attention after four heavier tracks.
There is a musical shift in the album from That’ll Be The Day, which returns to the riff based tune but incorporates more alt rock influences with indie effects on the instruments. Following this is Bring Me Back A Wild Live One, where the listener takes a trip back to the 70’s in terms of vocal style and effects, but recorded with modern techniques.
The end of the album is a more musically refined and evolved version of the hit tracks at the beginning, introducing the listener to different themes and broadening their horizons. Steady Me takes an old American country influence and adds in alt rock and indie effects and themes to make something wonderfully weird and new to the listener.
The final track, Wollensak Walk, is another slow track, but again riff based, using the pentatonic scale which is traditionally used for walking riffs. Wollensak was an American manufacturer of audio-visual products that ceased operations in 1972, so they would have made recording desks and similar technologies. The track starts fully instrumental, however after a short ten second break, the track completely changes into a more upbeat track, again sounding like the listener has been transported back in time to the late 60’s or early 70’s. It’s possible this track was actually recorded on some old hardware such as that made by Wollensak.
The listener is taken on a musical journey throughout Colossus, from the very popular alt indie rock music in the beginning to the old style rock at the end. With all the different musical styles incorporated within this album, any listener will be able to find something they like.