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:
Northlane have released a new single, titled Citizen. The track follows January’s single Intuition and comes after being teased using a Facebook chatbot calling itself “Citizen”. The bot released photos and some of the concept of the song before the track itself came to light last night.
Guitarist Josh Smith said: “Citizen is a song that was written about the first world police state and our willingness to live under the watch of those in power, for their means, while those who blow the lid on it suffer. Writing this one was quite a mission – it took a lot of work but we are proud of it and beyond excited to share it with you all.”
Northlane will also be on tour in Europe as of June:
Friday 9th June – Download Festival, UK
Sunday 11th June – Download Festival, France
Monday 12th June – La Chabada, France
Friday 16th June – Graspop, Belgium
Sunday 18th June – Hellfest, France
Monday 19th June – Pont Rouge, Switzerland
Tuesday 20th June – Colos Saal, Germany
Wednesday 21st June – Tower, Germany
Friday 23rd June – Jera On Air, Netherlands
Saturday 24th June – With Full Force, Germany
Sunday 25th June – Randal Club, Slovakia
Monday 26th June – Zaklete Rewiry, Poland
Tuesday 27th June – U Bazyla, Poland
Thursday 29th June – Garage, Germany
Friday 30th June – Kellerklub, Germany
Saturday 1st July – Vainstream Rockfest, Germany
Sunday 2nd July – Dissonance Festival, Italy
Monday 3rd July – Conrad Sohm, Austria
Tuesday 4th July – Airport Germany
Wednesday 5th July – Rock For People, Czech Republic
Friday 7th July – Resurrection, Spain
While She Sleeps have been going on a tear with their new album set for release in April, but for now they have released a new song titled ‘Silence Speaks‘ that features none other than Bring Me The Horizon‘s own Oli Sykes.
Suffolk’s finest Ed Sheeran has released a music video for one of his new singles Castle on the Hill. The video features students from his high school, as he stated on Facebook.
The track debuted earlier this month alongside Shape of You, and the pair hit #2 and #1 respectively in over 20 countries. Both feature on his upcoming album Divide, which will hit shelves worldwide on March 3rd.
Okay. opens with the second track released from the era in the shape of Pretty Little Distance. Its video set out the first filmed interpretation of the style with swing dancers dressed in 50s outfits and the song somehow holds some of that swing within its pop punk beats. The solo towards the end sounds like it is taken straight from a rock & roll track in the period. Fast, tom-heavy drum verse parts fuel the emotive lyrics throughout and the layering of vocals allows for a fuller, more whole sound.
This is followed up with lead single Okay. which gave fans the first taste of the era pre-release. The song features a soaring chorus with a slightly more punchy verse that gives a fuller flavour of the album that contrasts nicely with Pretty Little Distance. The lyrics here are deeper than the previous track as Patty admits how he’s “felt a year’s worth of hurt and sadness catching up” and clearly felt brutally low while turning this track from words on a page to a stage-filler as it has turned out.
One of the standout songs is Hey Rachel, which is written as an apology to one of the sisters of the members of the band (presumably with a name change). The piece has one of the best choruses and emotive lyrics apologising for not being there when she needed someone, admitting faults of being “selfish and stubborn” and “a terrible brother”. The whole song feels like it is in some kind of desperation to close a guilt and move forward in the relationship.
The album closes on a strong sentiment with penultimate track The Coast Is Where Home Is provides a sentimental look back at the roots of As It Is on the UK’s south coast which has provided so many new bands with a shot at the big leagues in recent months and years. This being followed by Still Remembering creates closure for the album. It acts as the slowest-tempo song on the record which asks whether it is “remembering, still remembering or forgetting” in terms of happy memories.
Overall, a step up from anything As It Is have released before. If anything, a whole album viewing of Okay. seems like the natural progression from the EPs before Never Happy, Ever After in the styling of a more centre-spectrum rather than the debut’s more pop-end style. A very good release that sees the band hit their stride more confidently than ever.
The posts may be a teaser that the follow-up to 2015’s Just Like You is just around the corner, but who knows? All we can do is just keep enjoying that album so here’s the first single from that album, God, If You Are Above…
A band who have spent the past year touring off the back of their EP Death Deserves A Name and are heading out on tour with Boston Manor tomorrow, Can’t Swim show no signs of slowing down just yet. Today they have surprised all by dropping not only a new song but also a video with it. The new track Stranger encases both sides of Can’t Swim as a band the fast and aggressive side and the slower and quieter side. Check out Stranger and its video below.
Alongside the release of Stranger, Can’t Swim have also confirmed their own headline date in London the day before the final date on the upcoming tour with Boston Manor. So whether you are seeing them on this tour or plan on going to their headline show, check out Stranger today.