The Breaking Pattern revitalise emo rock on spectacular new album, ‘There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins’

Here are some debutants that rock…

The face of the Phoenix emo revival movement’ – The Huffington Post

Arizona indie rock group, The Breaking Pattern, are bringing a fresh new sound to the emo scene on their debut album There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins. Anthemic vocals and reverb-soaked guitars make for a euphoric and equally lovelorn summery sound.

The band cite emo and pop-punk acts such as Real Friends, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard and The Hotelier as influences. Fellow Arizona indie rockers Lydia have offered the band much support, their guitarist Justin Camacho even co-writing songs with the band in the past.

The album lyrically tackles the hurdles of a failing relationship. The band’s frontman explains: ‘The album is somewhat of a break-up album, chronicling the various stages of a doomed relationship from the moments leading up to the split until the resolution and recovery. I say “somewhat” because it is not a concept album. The songs do not tell one specific story, but are a compilation of personal experience and the stories I’ve witnessed from friends who had their own hearts disintegrated into red dust.

 

Producer Cory Spotts engineers the record, having worked with other esteemed Arizona acts including The Maine, The Summer Set, BlessTheFall and Job for a Cowboy.

 

Within the first few months of their formation, the band opened for celebrated acts such as Emarosa, This Century, Weatherbox and The Rocket Summer. They have since sold out multiple shows.

 

Vocalist Derek Hackman previously fronted a band called Ezer. Having long had a passion for music, he began writing songs aged 11. Moving house frequently as a child, Derek dealt with long periods of social isolation that fuelled his songwriting. The first time he ever sang live was at his high school graduation – in front of 6000 people. He was so nervous he vomited in the bathroom only minutes prior to going up on stage.

 

Derek is also a published poet and has a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

 

Making up the band’s other members include drummer Brandon (who also handles a lot of the photography), guitarist Nick (who happens to also be an award-winning coffee roaster) and bassist Jacob (who is Columbian and fluent in Spanish).

 

A promo video for the album’s opening track ‘Let Love go’ is available here: https://youtu.be/c3mzFSMi22w

There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins is out April 8th.

Links:

Www.TheBreakingPattern.Bandcamp.Com

Www.Youtube.com/TheBreakingPattern

 

Www.Facebook.Com/TheBreakingPattern

Www.Twitter.com/TheBreakPattern

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“It’s been 13 years since COAL CHAMBER put out a record.  We all worked so hard on this music to make sure the whole album was a stellar push forward for the band and not some nostalgia trip!  If you like it heavy and unique you’ll love Rivals!  This record is full of crushing huge hooks and big down tuned riffs to move ya!  Support Heavy music in all its forms!”  – Dez Fafara.

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Diamond Youth Premiere New Video & Stream New Album In Full With Stereogum

 

“Some of these riffs remind me of the early years of a band who helped me through my teenage angst, Minneapolis emo-rockers Motion City Soundtrack. Songs that are mostly about regret and fucking up should shred the way this one does, providing momentary relief from remorse.” Stereogum

Shortly after announcing that they will accompany Superheaven and Rozwell Kid on a full North American tour this spring including Skate and Surf Festival and Bled Fest, Baltimore’s Diamond Youth announced this week that the band will release their debut LP Nothing Matters on 19th May 2015

BrooklynVegan is not only sponsoring the tour, but also has the premiere of the first new track from the upcoming album, “Thought I Had It Right”, saying  “new single “Thought I Had It Right” sounds like Queens of the Stone Age going power pop, and it suits them.” Recorded at Hurley studios at the company’s headquarters in Costa Mesa, California by engineer Dave Warsop, Nothing Matters is the studio’s first full LP to be released and is now available for pre-order via Topshelf Records.

Out now via Topshelf Records HERE

Shannon K New Summer Single – “Lose Control”

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With ‘Lose Yourself’, Shannon K continues to mark herself out as one of the most versatile young artists on the independent scene today. Previous singles such as anti-drugs tune ‘Just Say No’ and the festive track ‘Christmas Song’ first marked her out as a talented vocalist, but with this year’s quick  punch of ‘Just Another Boy’, ‘MOM’ (released on Mother’s Day, lyrics by Brian Bogdanovic) which is an emotional track that really showcases Shannon’s vocal ability,  and now ‘Lose Control’, she is showing herself to be a real contender.

A prolific teen sensation ready for her fifth single release in less than a year, Shannon K is a pop vocalist whose star is shooting quickly upwards. Having found her perfect pure pop sound with March single ‘Just Another Boy’, she is now ready to further develop her new approach with brand new single ‘Lose Control’. You might even notice her shorter hair this time round, as she’s just cut her hair for the cancer charity, the Little Princess Trust.

Composed by Matt Knight and Andy Whitmore, with lyrics from the excellent Rosie Penn, the single is a feel-good treat, capturing the spirit and freedom of the upcoming summer months. It’s the first time Shannon has released a single with such pure, summer vibes, and the infectious melodies and great production very much get you in the mood for the sunshine: 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/ShannonKSinger

2Nice Unleashes the ‘Sunlight’ with Latest Track

Astoundingly versatile in his songwriting skills, London singer/songwriter, rapper and fusion artist, 2Nice is the kind of artist that only comes along every once in a while. His incredible fusion of reggae, pop, hip-hop and drum ‘n’ bass has been setting him apart for several years now, building true credibility in the underground urban scene.

Since winning the 2008 award for ’UK Unsigned Best Reggae/Dancehall Act’,  2Nice’s momentum and reputation has been growing thanks to his innate talent for bringing together and blending styles. His buzz is such that urban music royalty are sitting up and taking notice, with fans and collaborators including Congo Natty, Luciano, Tinie Tempah, Dizzie Rascal, Wiley, Mark Morrison and more.

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All the more impressive, 2Nice does all this while suffering the debilitating effects of epilepsy. Using music in his everyday battle to overcome the condition, 2Nice finds the creative process soothing – allowing him to turn his thoughts away from an illness he has found it hard to come to terms with.

And now, with new single ‘Sunlight’ release on QW-KEYMUSIC it’s set to show the world exactly how it sounds when pop, rap, reggae and EDM are drawn together, his star will continue to rise:

Gritty and raw while still having a polished sheen, ‘Sunlight’ is a single which could well see 2Nice break through from cult status to the mainstream. It’s truly impressive work from a brave and innovative artist not afraid to try new things.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/2NiceOfficial?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/2nicemusic

https://soundcloud.com/2nice-2

Eight legged London based mob Reverted are unveil their new video for the Monster Magnet classic “Bummer”

Following on from the huge success of their latest release “Sputter The Worms” the band have returned with a track very dear to their collective hearts.

The band had this to say on the cover:
“Covering music from the bands you like is always fun and exciting, but trying to do justice to it is another matter completely. We wanted a song that felt right; that was executed to the level it deserved, something we could turn into a high energy beast onstage, and most importantly a song that we all liked playing. Monster Magnet has always been that unique band as far as influence goes with Reverted. I guess it was just a matter of time before we did something like this.

GOLDSMACK Unveil new video for ‘Good Morning Star’ with The VPME

“They’ve produced a rather wonderful debut EP after striking a rich vein of creativity to extract five shiny nuggets of mystical psychedelic pop.
We’re delighted to premiere their video for what is perhaps our favourite track on the EP ‘ Good Morning Star’ a driving melodic psych-pop gem.”
– THE VPME

To define Goldsmack, just imagine that Love, Bruce Haack, The Velvet Underground and Nico teamed up to compose a song for a Disney classic. They are a psychedelic power pop trio of gold-scented, gold junkies, created to bring discord and entropy into the world of pop music with a sound that is soft and electric; quirky and genuine; super serious and absolutely whimsical.

Cherry White set to precede new EP ‘Staring at the Sun’ with stylish single ‘Drifter’

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Currently building a buzz with their live shows in and around London, Cherry White have now taken to the studio to record a brand new EP, ‘Staring at the Sun’. Inspired by life in London during this austerity era, surrounded by the greed of the wealthy, the tracks circle around an aspiration to reach higher and achieve their goals in the music industry and beyond.

The EP is led out of the gate by single ‘Drifter’, which will be released on June 1st, one week prior to the full EP:  

‘Drifter’ to be released 1st June, followed by EP on 8th June

Engineered at Bark Studios by the excellent Brian O’Shaughnessy (Primal Scream, The Firm, My Bloody Valentine), the EP does a fantastic job of capturing the frenetic energy of a band who thrive on a live environment.

Cherry White’s live reputation was cemented at ‘Togfest’ in 2014, where their festival debut to a huge crowd was so well received they immediately sold out of albums. Having also taken to the stage at some of London’s top venues, including The Troubadour, Hope and Anchor (Islington) and Covent Garden Arts Theatre, their reputation in our fair capital is beginning to grow. Further afield, a BBC Wales live session a number of years ago proved there’s life outside the city for this eclectic group.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/cherrywhitemusic?_rdr

www.twitter.com/cherrywhitegigs

https://m.soundcloud.com/cherrywhitemusic

Former Deptford market traders set to make Jason Statham pop sensation.

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‘A few weeks ago we found ourselves back in the neighbourhood at the Birds Nest. After a couple of beers Carl had the bright idea of conducting an informal survey in the pub asking, who was the greatest British Actor of the last 50 years? We were pleased and surprised that the most popular choice that evening was the king of market-stall and marshall arts – Jason Statham. Carl was intrigued but not completely convinced that this was a fair representation of the voice of the people and so conducted some further research in the area. In all, after getting over 350 responses, he found that Statham was more popular than Michael Caine , Sean Connery and Sir Laurence Olivier put together.’

The next step is to make sure Jason knows about the release and this is the challenge with his new movie ‘SPY’ on the horizon , it is now down to the Men with Ven to do all they can to set up a meeting with the movie icon, they have numerous plans in the pipeline from flashmobs to lookalikes but all the guys really want is the thumbs up from the man himself, they have therefore put together a tribute video with which they intend to reach out and attract his attention and from there who knows ! maybe even get him to appear in the real video and truly help Mr.Statham to hit the pop charts and the movie box office charts at the same time.

Check out the video: https://vimeo.com/90324456

Check out the story to “Jason Statham” by Men With Ven here:

https://soundcloud.com/david-barratt/ep-004-jason-statham

Live Performances

June 4 Armoury Pub, Putney

June 5: Birds Nest, Deptford

June 12: The Labour Club, Whitstable

July 4: Hutstock, Whitstable

 

Links:

www.menwithven.biz

https://vimeo.com/album/2722198

https://twitter.com/menwithvenuk

https://www.facebook.com/MENWITHVENUK

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/men-with-ven/id606813532

Johnny Wore Black ready for ‘Firefly’ / ‘Comfy Slippers’ double A side single

In the words of David Ellefson himself:

“Johnny Wore Black has a very unique sound that I like and as an artist creating a unique sound is one of the hardest things to do, you either have it or you don’t and to me Johnny Wore Black definitely has it.”

On hearing the singles and the album as a whole it should come as no surprise that this acerbic brand of indie-rock already has fans among music’s top table. Notable followers of Jonny Wore Black include Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass), Danny Bigfoot (Shanks and Bigfoot), Loretta Heywood (Winter in July), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Simon Hutchby (Earthtone 9) and more.

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The latest fruit of this labour is the double A side single ‘Firefly’/’Comfy Slippers’, which will be independently released on June 15th. You can see the stunning animated video for ‘Firefly’ below, with sketchy, monochrome visuals augmenting a classy song about facing your own personal demons head on and the inherent challenges therein.

On hearing the singles and the album as a whole it should come as no surprise that this acerbic brand of indie-rock already has fans among music’s top table. Notable followers of Jonny Wore Black include Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass), Danny Bigfoot (Shanks and Bigfoot), Loretta Heywood (Winter in July), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Simon Hutchby (Earthtone 9) and more.

iTunes link for Walking Underwater Pt 2:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/walking-underwater-pt.-2/id944919571

Further links:

www.johnnyworeblack.com

https://www.facebook.com/johnnyworeblack

https://twitter.com/johnnyworeblack