Seaway Announce New Album

Following up to 2015’s Colour Blind, Seaway are preparing to release their new album Vacation, due out September 15th via Pure Noise Records. Vacation brings a change in sound but loses none of the catchy hooks or energy that Seaway have come to be known for. Check out the new single Apartment below and pre-order the new album at the bands website.

Vacation is a step in a new direction for us. While still holding onto familiar aspects of the band, we definitely explored new destinations for Seaway. It is the best music we’ve written thus far; the record we’ve been working towards for the last 4 years.” – Ryan Locke, vocals

Vacation Tracklist:

1. Apartment
2. Neurotic
3. London
4. Lula On The Beach
5. Something Wonderful
6. Curse Me Out
7. Day Player
8. Misery In You
9. Scatter My Ashes
10. Car Seat Magazine
11. 40 Over
12. When I Hang Up

counterparts servant you're not you anymore

Counterparts Announce New Album

Melodic-hardcore band Counterparts have announced that their upcoming 3rd album titled You’re Not You Anymore will be released on 22nd September via Pure Noise Records. In anticipation of this the band have released a new single, check out Bouquet below:

“YNYA is the perfect blend of every record we’ve released prior. I feel like we did a great job at capturing the best parts of Counterparts. Not to sound like a broken record, but these are definitely the coolest songs we’ve ever written. I really do hope you enjoy it. If not, I’m sorry and I guess we’ll try harder next time.” – Brendan Murphy, vocals

You’re Not You Anymore Track List:

1. Walk Away Slowly

2. Bouquet

3.Arms Like Teeth

4. No Servant of Mine

5.  Haunt Me

6. Swim Beneath My Skin

7.Thieves

8. Rope

9. A Memory Misread

10. Fragile Limbs

11. You’re Not You Anymore

 

The band will return to the UK and Europe later this year with Napoleon and Polar in tow at the following dates:

11th November Patterns, Brighton, UK

12th November Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK

13th November Vintage Bar, Doncaster, UK

14th November Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK

15th November G2, Glasgow, UK

16th November Rebellion, Manchester, UK

17th November Think Tank, Newcastle, UK

18th November The Dome, London, UK

19th November Joiners, Southampton, UK

21st November Patronaat, Harlem, Holland

22nd November Lux, Hanover, Germany

23rd November Poglos, Warsaw, Poland

24th November Firlej, Wroclaw, Poland

25th Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary

Can’t Swim release new song ‘We Won’t Sleep’, announce new album

Getting ready for a new stage in their career, New Jersey based band Can’t Swim is getting ready to release a new album which they have just announced. ‘Fail You Again‘ is slated for a March 10th release via Pure Noise Records and will definitely be a favourite amongst fans of pop punk/alternative rock.

Check out their new single ‘We Won’t Sleep‘ below!

Less Than Jake – Sound The Alarm (EP)

It would be a fair assumption to say that most bands have peaks, whether commercially or critically. Some bands are lucky enough to peak more than once ala Green Day with Dookie in 1994 and then American Idiot ten years later. So when it comes to a band like Gainseville’s Less Than Jake, most would assume that their apex came with 2003 ska-punk masterclass Anthem, a barrage of nihilistic life lessons, all wrapped up in sticky sweet pop hooks. Well.. that would be correct, but only in a commercial sense, as with the exception of 2006’s slightly tame In With The Out Crowd, the Florida boys have been pumping out solid records at a pretty consistent rate. So where do LTJ sit in 2017 and can they keep up the pace with latest EP Sound The Alarm?

The answer is a resounding yes as Call To Arms opens up with rumbling bass before launching headfirst into an anthemic punk rock assault complete with Chris Demakes classic self-deprecating lyrics. It sets things up nicely for the remaining tracks which feature among other things, bombastic brass parts (Bomb Drop) and room-filling choruses (Good Sign, Things Change), all bounding along with the energy of a springer spaniel pup.

Where the record really hits the sweet spot though, is on two of its more mid paced numbers. The first being the almost calypso-like Years Of Living Dangerously which combines echo-laden guitar riffs with the same degenerate unity that made The Science Of Selling Yourself Short such an instant classic. Another noteworthy track is the Roger Lima fronted Whatever The Weather, which pulses with catchy melodies, bursting into a huge refrain that sits happily alongside the bands best work.

For a band that’s been doing this for 25 years and most of whom are in their early 40’s, Sound The Alarm is brimming with the vigor and exuberance of a band half their age. Sure, it’s hard to imagine the band making rip-roaring music like this into their 50’s but then again with records like this, it’s a pretty safe bet that Less Than Jake aren’t anywhere close to being done.

Sound The Alarm is released via Pure Noise Records on February 3rd.

Gnarwolves – Live @ The Exchange, Bristol (14/1/17)

With this being the first of many gigs for these bands 2017, It’s getting ready to be a fully fledged night of hanging with friends, strong punk and hardcore riffs as well as giving you something special to kick in your first gig of the new year!

CROWS AN WRA

Kicking off the night with something progressive from Penzance is Crows An Wra who know how to bring their game with the boogie. Their tracks are fast paced and full of emotion as well as effects that translate well from their studio produced songs to an amazing live setting. The crowd was transfixed by the sound they were bringing to the table with vocal delays, a powerfully clean sounding guitar and a great selection of tracks. Tracks such as ‘Shroud’ are just as captivating live as they are on a physical format and the band definitely put their all into it with their stage presence being a very strong highlight of the night. They may have stuck out on the bill, but they had people leaving talking about them and opened the night fantastically.

Rating: 9/10

DEAD SWANS

Up next were the emotionally charged hardcore band from Brighton who pushed the crowd atmosphere a lot higher and the sold out venue was definitely in awe with something that brought a certain level of anger and sadness to the night. The band came back to life back in May 2016 at Outbreak Festival and with the 7 months that have passed by that day, they’ve gotten much more crisper and feel much more at home during this show. The small venue took to them well and the moshers came out in full force. Playing a varied set that took the crowd by the scruff of their neck and throwing their all into their live set, they are definitely a band that you need to keep an eye out for when they come to your town.

Rating: 9.5/10

GNARWOLVES

Having been recording a new album right at the beginning of this year, fans were excited to give Gnarwolves a brilliant first show of the new year brought the night to a spiritual high. Opening up with ‘Bottle To Bottle’ and the crowd already yelling the words back at the top of their lungs sets you up from 5 seconds in how crazy this night was going to be. Throwing you into a night of a career-spanning set from the old jams to four new tracks from the upcoming record, the whole venue felt blissful with everyone coming together to celebrate the beauty that is punk rock. The harmonies on vocals came through strongly, the stage dives were plentiful and above all, Gnarwolves showed that they are undoubtedly one of the best bands the UK music scene has to offer you. Raise your glasses high, for 2017 may be the best year Gnarwolves will have so far!

Rating: 10/10

First Blood announce new album ‘Rules’, release new single

It’s time for some more metal-infused hardcore to be brought into your ears. First Blood have unleashed a small tidal wave of an announcement today within 3 parts. First of all, they have joined the likes of The Story So Far and Knocked Loose on the Pure Noise Records family. Within that, they’ve also announced their new album ‘Rules‘ will be released on February 10th.

You can check out the first single from the album ‘Rules Of Life‘ in a lyric video below.