Photo Credit - Frank Fieber
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023. Manchester, UK - Hot Milk have announced their debut album 'A CALL TO THE VOID' set for release 25th August 2023 on Music For Nations. Pre-order the album HERE. Highlighting today's announcement is the release of lead single "HORROR SHOW" and it's official music video. Listen HERE and watch the video HERE or by clicking the image below.
Speaking on the band's new single, Han Mee shares
"To those on the outside of the lives that we lead, we may look odd, scary and different,,, so what? In their eyes we may be damned, lost, rebellious, and less than. This song accepts that difference, embraces it and shoves it back in their faces. Built to be obnoxious and written to be purposely aggressive, Horror show combines our loves of drum n bass n dirty riffs. fuck it, where are who are like it or lump it.”
WATCH: Official Music Video for Hot Milk's "Horror Show"
For some, it might feel like a long time coming but Hot Milk always knew that when the time came to make their debut album, they had to be ready for it. It will be their loudest statement yet of who they are and what they stand for, an opportunity to show the world what they are made of.
The band have blossomed over the course of three self-produced EPs, this constant stream of releases has meant that Hot Milk were never away from the spotlight – or the stages they call home. Their rise kept accelerating, taking them to stadium support slots with Foo Fighters, the main stages of some of the best festivals Globally, an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel in the US to tours with bands like Pale Waves and their own headline sold-out shows to over 50 million streams of the EPs alone. Crucially, however, they were giving themselves space to find themselves as artists.
The band recorded the album between Manchester, Los Angeles and Stockholm with the bands very own Jim Shaw at the Producing helm for the majority of the record, much like all previous releases. An element that has become so important to the band and allowing them to control just exactly what they want to be as artists.
Tracks on the debut album walk on a tightrope between the humorous and the serious, brimming with what might be called positive nihilism. They’re not so much finding the light in the dark as they are laughing because if they don’t, they’ll cry.
The most important thing for the band, however, is that these songs are written to scream from the speakers of the stage, and for their refrains to be screamed back at them by the adoring, tight-knit community they’ve built. “Live is where I’m happiest, live is where it’s home,” says Han. “We wrote songs with the intention of people going off, making you feel good, opening the pit up, letting go, crying, getting on your mate’s shoulders. It’s church for us.”
Hot Milk have just finished a tour of South America and will be playing a various festivals this Summer including Download and Reading + Leeds festivals.
28 May 2023 - Adjacent Festival, Atlantic City US
09 June 2023 - Download Festival, Donington UK
30 June 2023 - Rock Werchter, Werchter Belgium
01 July 2023 - Main Square, Arras France
07 July 2023 - TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow UK
25 August 2023 - Leeds Festival, Leeds UK
27 August 2023 - Reading Festival, Reading UK
With 'A CALL TO THE VOID', Hot Milk will launch themselves into the upper echelons of the British rock scene.
The Smashing Pumpkins Announce North American THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR. Release New Song 'Spellbinding'. ATUM to be Released May 5
Photo: Paul Elledge
The Smashing Pumpkins, today announced their 26-date North American THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is set to start on Friday, July 28 at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour will feature special guests Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons as support on various dates, as well as some of the world’s biggest champions from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), who will be competing in most cities. THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE TOUR has already sold-out 30k plus capacity shows in Mexico City this year, as well in cities across Australia this spring, and is set to expand to more countries in the future. Artist pre-sale begins Tuesday, March 28 at 12pm local until Thursday, March 30 at 10pm local. General on-sale starts Friday, March 31 at 10am local. For more details go to: https://smashingpumpkins.com/tour/
"I grew up in a world where I needed to know bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Cure existed, it meant there was a place for people like me to hang out and belong. That's what The World Is A Vampire is about. Bringing back that sense of community. If you don't fit in, you belong here. It's about having a shared experience and respecting others, but ultimately having fun. A true alternative festival, where all the self-proclaimed weirdos and outsiders of the world can get together and have a party” – Billy Corgan
Along with news of their upcoming tour, the band released their brand-new single Spellbinding which received its radio debut this morning during a very special live appearance on The Howard Stern Show, revealing details of their upcoming tour and the release date for their highly anticipated third and final act of ATUM, which is set for release on May 5. Act 3 will come with a special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks plus 10 additional unreleased songs, and is available for pre-order HERE.
The band performed ‘1979’ and ‘EMPIRES’ live in the studio. Watch or listen to their interview on The Howard Stern Show HERE
ATUM features 33-tracks in 3 acts and is the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machine of God. ATUM was written and produced by Corgan over the past 4 years. 22 tracks have been released to date, with Beguiled continuing to climb at both Active Rock (peaked at #6) and Alternative Radio Charts (#12).
In other news, Corgan’s popular podcast series Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan continues to quench the thirst of dedicated Pumpkins fans all over the world, offering listeners the chance to hear never-before-released ATUM tracks, as-well as diving into various aspects of the band’s illustrious history. Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard. To learn more, click HERE.
When The Smashing Pumpkins first emerged out of Chicago in 1988, the world had never heard a band quite like them. They spun together rock, pop, shoe-gaze, metal, goth, psychedelia, and electronic into a kaleidoscope of saccharine melodies, fuzzy distortion, bombastic orchestration, incendiary fretwork, eloquent songcraft, and unshakable hooks. Upon their formation, their sound was different, iconoclastic, and wholly new—and it still is today. As a result, they’ve sold over 30 million albums worldwide and collected two GRAMMY® Awards, two MTV VMAs, and an American Music Award. Their catalog is highlighted by the platinum Gish , the quadruple-platinum Siamese Dream , diamond-certified Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness , platinum Adore , and gold Machina/The Machines of God . In 2018, they embarked on one of their most successful tours ever, the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, followed by SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. Meanwhile, 2020 saw the release of the band’s eleventh full-length and latest double album, CYR. As prolific as ever, The Smashing Pumpkins are currently working on new music. More details to come.
THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE - NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
07/28 - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV
07/30 - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV
08/01 - USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT*
08/03 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA*
08/05 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA*
08/06 - Hayden Homes Amphitheater - Bend, OR*
08/07 - Toyota Amphitheatre - Wheatland, CA*
08/09 - FivePoint Amphitheatre - Irvine, CA*
08/10 - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre - Chula Vista, CA*
08/11 - Yaamava’ Resort & Casino - Highland, CA**
08/13 - Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM^
08/15 - Dos Equis Pavillion - Dallas, TX^
08/16 - Walmart AMP - Rogers, AR^
08/17 – The Orion Amphitheater - Huntsville, AL^
08/19 - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL^
08/20 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL^
08/22 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC^
08/24 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ^
08/25 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Gilford, NH^
08/30 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY^
08/31 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA^
09/02 - Budweiser Stage - Toronto, ON^
09/03 - Canadian Tire Centre - Ottawa, ON^
09/06 - Pine Knob Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI^^
09/08 - FirstBank Amphitheater - Franklin, TN^
09/09 - Ruoff Music Center - Noblesville, IN^
^ w/ Interpol & Rival Sons
* w/ Stone Temple Pilots & Rival Sons
**w/ Stone Temple Pilots
^^ w/ Interpol
March 24, 2023 – GRAMMY-nominated global superstar Demi Lovato has released “Heart Attack (Rock Version)” in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the original song. Listen HERE.
“Heart Attack (Rock Version)” features re-recorded vocals and fresh production provided by Warren ‘Oak’ Felder and Mitch Allan, who produced the original song. Regarded as one of Demi’s signature songs, the 4x Platinum “Heart Attack” became an international hit and Demi’s third top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 following its release in 2013 as the lead single from her self-titled fourth studio album.
Speaking about the rock version, Demi said “I’m so happy to be able to give a new life to ‘Heart Attack’ with a sound that reflects where I am with my music. This one is for the fans who have shown so much love to the song over the last decade, thank you for riding with me!”
Demi first performed a rock version of the song on her 2022 HOLY FVCK Tour which was in support of her album of the same name. The critically acclaimed HOLY FVCK, which featured singles “29,” “SUBSTANCE,” and SKIN OF MY TEETH,” saw Demi return to her rock and pop-punk roots and included features from Yungblud, Royal & The Serpent, and Dead Sara. The album debuted at #1 on three separate Billboard charts: Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Alternative Albums, and earned her a 2023 GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Music Artist.
Photo By: WYATT CLOUGH
Acclaimed Canadian rock band Silverstein are thrilled to announce Misery Made Me Deluxe, an extended release of their critically acclaimed 2022 album. Misery Made Me Deluxe features new versions of songs from the original record as well as new music, including the newly released “Poison Pill” – watch the music video now, HERE or by clicking the image below.
“Almost a year later, it’s super exciting to celebrate my favorite album we’ve ever made with some extra songs and alternate versions,” shares front man Shane Told. “‘Poison Pill’ was one of my favorite songs from the Misery Made Me sessions, but I wasn’t sure it completely fit in with the rest of the album. But, it was so catchy, and had so many cool tones and textures we wanted to save it for this moment and really show a different emotion and feel from the rest of the album. The song inspired us to throwback to some of the music videos we grew up with, and it’s one of the most fun videos we’ve ever done. I think it captures the feel of the music perfectly."
Misery Made Me Deluxe is set to be released on 7th April via UNFD. The album is available for pre-save now and fans can also pre-order physical bundles, including an exclusive collaboration with lifestyle brand The Pretty Cult. The two have teamed up to create a custom – and authentic – Silverstein tarot card deck, special tarot card-themed merch, a custom candle, and altar cloth.
The Pretty Cult owner / founder Arielle Salsa shares: “I’m so excited for this opportunity to team up with Silverstein on this collection. I met Silverstein at their Misery Made Me album pop-up last May and saw they had tarot-inspired art for some of their merch. After connecting with them, it was clear that The Pretty Cult was the perfect fit to expand the concept as my brand revolves around tarot, the occult, and the practice of witchcraft. I thought we could expand on the idea by creating a collection complete with a tarot deck, guidebook, altar cloth and two unique Silverstein x The Pretty Cult tarot items. When creating this tarot deck and guidebook, I wanted to make sure it was as authentic as possible, as I am a practicing witch myself. I wanted to create a deck that was as inclusive to the avid tarot user as it was to a beginner.
As Silverstein is a band that are self-managed and unafraid to constantly push boundaries and grow over their 20+ career, it was a nice fit with the practice of tarot as it’s less about a higher power and more about being your own master and creating your own path.”
Silverstein will be hitting the road next week for the MISERY MADE ME 2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR. The 29 date run kicks off on March 30th in Ottawa and features special guests Dayseeker, Seeyouspacecowboy and One Step Closer. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at vip.silversteinmusic.com
Photo By: Tom Barnes
Australian metalcore trailblazers THE AMITY AFFLICTION, Joel Birch [vocals], Ahren Stringer [vocals, bass], Dan Brown [lead guitar], and Jon Longobardi [drums], have announced their new album Not Without My Ghosts, out 12th May via Pure Noise. Pre-order it here.
To celebrate the news, the band has shared the video for "It's Hell Down Here."
Watch it HERE or by clicking the image below.
The track address mortality — a topic frequented several times on the album. It also boasts the vocal dynamics and pummeling breakdowns that are the band's signatures.
"This song is a letter from myself and Ahren, written by me, to our friends who have passed on to the other side," Birch shares.
He continues, "I'm 41. I'm bipolar. And I'm pretty tired of it. That's where lyrics like 'Like a snake I tire / the cold dark clouds, they steal my light' come from. The song is wrapping up how I feel daily, and reflect on the time leading up to my friend killing himself. I'm sure a lot of people who have experienced that guilt at not seeing what becomes glaringly obvious after the fact."
The album boasts multiple features — something the band has not incorporated into a release in quite some time — including late New Zealand rapper Louie Knuxx, who passed away in 2021, as well as Comeback Kid's Andrew Neufeld, The Plot in You's Landon Tewers, and Phem.
Photo By: Nick Stafford
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - Pop-punk titans Sleeping With Sirens have today announced their upcoming Family Tree Tour across the United States with Dayseeker and MAGS as support. Having recently toured across Australia, Europe and wrapping up their UK tour tonight, this new run of shows begins on May 16 in Little Rock, AR, and wraps up in Riverside, CA on June 2. Pre-sales with VIP begin tomorrow, Wednesday 2/22 at 10 am, and general pre-sales start Thursday, 2/23 at 10 am. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, 2/24 at 10 am (all times local). For VIP package and ticket information, please click here.
Platinum-certified and twice GRAMMY-nominated Michigan rock powerhouse I PREVAIL — Brian Burkheiser (vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (vocals), Steve Menoian (guitars/bass), Dylan Bowman (guitars), and Gabe Helguera (drums) — released their monumental new record TRUE POWER via Fearless Records last year. It was followed by a sold out, two-leg tour across the U.S. and Canada.
Today, the band has shared the video for the new single "Deep End," directed by Jensen Noen. Watch it HERE or by clicking the image below.
'"Deep End" showcases I Prevail's deftness with dynamics, vacillating between tempos and emotions before the final fadeout. The song's message is as powerful as its melody, and that's precisely why the song takes hold from start to finish.
"'Deep End' felt special from the day we wrote it," the band says. "Being one of the most introspective tracks on the record, it became a reflection on an attempt to stop battling certain things about yourself and instead learning to accept them as a part of who you are. There's a peace to be found in that. Overall, this track allowed us to evolve the softer side of our band and we're incredibly proud of it."
I Prevail, who are currently on a headline tour of the UK for their long awaited "TRUE POWER" tour. The band end their 10 date UK and Ireland run with an upgraded show at London's prestigious Wembley Arena.
Full list of shows below:
17 March - Guildhall, Portsmouth - SOLD OUT
18 March - O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol - SOLD OUT
19 March - O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham -SOLD OUT
21 March - O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds - SOLD OUT
22 March - O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow - SOLD OUT
23 March - O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool - SOLD OUT
25 March - Olympia Theatre, Dublin - SOLD OUT
27 March - O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester - SOLD OUT
28 March - Rock City. Nottingham, UK - SOLD OUT
29 March - Wembley Arena, London
Extra tickets on now available - HERE
Today, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter releases emails i can’t send fwd:, an extended version of her 2022 studio record emails i can’t send. The album is out everywhere via Island Records.
LISTEN TO emails i can’t send fwd: HERE.
Consisting of four previously unreleased songs, emails i can’t send fwd: builds upon Sabrina’s most raw and vulnerable songwriting yet. See full track listing below.
emails i can’t send fwd: Tracklist
In addition to releasing her deluxe album, Sabrina kicked off the second leg of her emails i can’t send Tour on Thursday, March 16th at Hard Rock Live Seminole in Hollywood, Florida. As part of the highly-anticipated 40-show run supporting her 2022 album emails i can’t send, Sabrina will play major markets across the country and perform at legendary venues such as The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and two nights at New York City’s iconic Terminal 5. Sabrina is supported by up-and-comers Blu DeTiger and Spill Tab throughout the tour. Fans can purchase tickets HERE.
SABRINA CARPENTER TOUR DATES:
3/16 Ft Lauderdale, FL - Hard Rock Live Seminole
3/20 New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theater
3/22 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
3/24 Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum
3/25 San Antonio, TX - The Espee
3/26 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
3/28 Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Theater
3/30 Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom
4/1 Salt Lake City, UT - The Union
4/2 Garden City, ID - Revolution Concert House
4/5 Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Event Centre
4/6 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
4/8 Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum
4/10 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
4/11 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
4/15 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
4/16 Sacramento, CA - Hard Rock Live Sacramento
4/19 San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
4/20 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater
4/22 Las Vegas, NV - Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
4/23 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheater
4/26 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
4/27 Minneapolis, MN - The Fillmore
4/28 Madison, WI - The Sylvee
4/30 Chesterfield, MO - The Factory
5/1 Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre
5/2 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
5/5 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theater
5/6 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
5/7 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
5/9 Boston, MA - Roadrunner
5/11 New York, NY - Terminal 5
5/13 Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall
5/14 Washington, DC - The Anthem
5/16 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
5/17 - Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
5/20 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Festival
MICROWAVE have released emotive new single ''Ferrari' on Pure Noise Records.
"Ferrari is about coming to terms with your fears and not allowing them to dictate how you act. It’s relaxing your grip on things and taking care of yourself. We were listening to a lot of Spirit of the Beehive, Big Thief, Sorry, Foxing and Frank Ocean while working on it, which speaks to the moody, chill, trippy, Neo-soul vibe we were going for." says the band
Listen to the track HERE
Microwave are headed out on the road later this month for a headliner run before heading to the UK with label mates Can't Swim. Full dates below.
US Headliner w/ support from Oso Oso, Delta Sleep & Mothe
23-March Racket, New York
24-March Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
25-March Union Transfer Philadelphia PA
26-March Royale Boston MA
28-March Axis Toronto ON
30-March El Club Detroit MI
31-March Skully's Columbus OH
1-April Bottom Lounge Chicago IL
3-April Gothic Theatre Denver CO
5-April Soundwell Salt Lake City UT
7-April El Corazon Seattle WA
8-April Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR
10-April Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
11-April El Rey Los Angeles CA
12-April The Nile Theatre Mesa AZ
14-April Paper Tiger San Antonio TX
15-April Trees Dallas TX
17-April The Beacham Orlando FL
18-April The Senate Columbia SC
19-April Amos Southend Charlotte NC
21-April Eastside Bowl Nashville TN
22-April The Masquerade Atlanta GA
The band will also be heading to the UK in the Summer for a Co-Headline with Can’t Swim,
support from Jetski
30-June - Joiners -Southhampton
1-July - Deaf Institute - Manchester
2-July - King Tut’s - Glasgow
3-July - The Cluny2 - Newcastle
4-July - The Key Club - Leeds
5-July - Underworld - London
They will also appear at 2000trees festival 2023
MARCH 10TH, 2023 | NEW YORK, NY - Hope Vista makes a bold return with her new single release, "Ya Want a Valium?", available on all digital streaming platforms NOW. Having released music under the moniker Ravive since 2021, she is reclaiming her birth name with comfort and power. "Ya Want a Valium?" represents more than just a simple return - it's a fearless testament to the identity of Hope Vista. She says:
"I am Hope Vista, but I am also whatever my brain kind of puts out there to take on creatively. I've been incredibly content releasing music under the name Ravive over the past two years, but finding the comfort to use my real name again, which is Hope Vista, is settling. It's a glass or two of white wine."
Hope Vista is a wildly anxious soul. She delves fearlessly into the shadows of her psyche, molding it into a hypnotic and unsettling soundscape. Shedding her former stage name Ravive, Hope Vista returns with a glitchy fusion of breathy pop and alternative-infused sadness, an exploration into the depths of her inner anxieties. Her new single “Ya Want a Valium?” is as honest as it is discomforting, all while demonstrating her attachment for vivid, narrative lyricism and an unwavering commitment to exploring the darkest corners of the human soul.
Fueled by Diet Dr. Pepper and extensive therapy, her sonic blend is a mesmerizing and unsettling audible painting that showcases the desire to overpower her most destructive inner voices. A moody phantom for your ears, Hope Vista offers herself as dark pop’s new it-girl, and continues to transform her most eerie thoughts into intoxicating art.