Chvrches on Lost Boys, John Carpenter, and The Cure’s Robert Smith, Motörhead's Heroes cover surpasses 50 million views, JATA, Cat Dowling, LULL and Coyle Girelli.
Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry on Lost Boys, John Carpenter, and The Cure’s Robert Smith: Lauren Mayberry catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about Screen Violence, the new Chvrches album that finds the synthpop band using horror movies as a parallel to what was happening in their lives over the past few years. The Scottish artist discusses the darker side of fame that comes from the Internet, explains the “kill your idols” lyric on “Good Girls,” and working with The Cure’s Robert Smith and director/musician John Carpenter. Mayberry also details their latest release, a cover of the Lost Boys soundtrack classic “Cry Little Sister” that was recently released as part of the Netflix film Nightbooks. Via Consequence.
JATA | Crazy Game of Phobias EP: Italian singer-songwriter JATA (aka Gaetano Russo) presents his debut EP under this moniker via Seahorse Recordings, released on October 1. With a sound influenced by Depeche Mode, Planet Funk, Almamegretta, Blonde Redhead, Arcade Fire, Editors, Interpol and Block Party, JATA essentially reinvented his sound In the process of writing and recording this EP, exploring the use of electronics and early sampling technique, in a mix of pop catchy groove and harmonies. Via Black / Blue.
Motörhead's cover of David Bowie's 'heroes' surpasses 50 million views on YouTube: Motörhead's cover of the song "Heroes" has surpassed 50 million views on the band's YouTube channel. The David Bowie track was one of Motörhead frontman Lemmy's favorites. Motörhead's version of "Heroes" originally appeared on the compilation album "Under Cöver" — a collection of some of the band's best covers — which was released in September 2017. Laid down during the "Bad Magic" sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb, "Heroes" was one of the last songs Motörhead's recorded together. "It's such a great Bowie song, one of his best, and I could only see great things coming out of it from us, and so it proved to be," says Phil Campbell, "and Lemmy ended up loving our version." Via Blabbermouth.
Cat Dowling | Animals: Dublin indie pop artist Cat Dowling presents her new single ‘Animals’ with accompanied by a brilliant animated video by Marc Corrigan. This is a song of movement, sensuality, wildness, love and freedom. A song about that beautiful part inside the human make-up that can't ever and should never be tamed. Marc Corrigan is an Irish artist, illustrator and animator. Telling stories through animation and music video for the past decade with fans including Billy Bragg and Coldplay, he has released innovative an unorthodox works for such artists as Lil Kim, The Futureheads, I’m from Barcelona, Dr. Octagon, The Academic and Ham Sandwich. This is the fourth time Corrigan has worked with Dowling. Via Black / Blue.
Sabaton begins pre-sale of new album 'The War To End All Wars': Taking top places in 11 countries with his latest album, grammy nominations, and sell-out concerts around the world, Sabaton undisputedly wrote his own fairy tale during these past few years reaching the top of the metal world and beyond. This tenth artwork by the quintet from Falun, Sweden will be released on March 4th via Nuclear Blast Records and will also come in an extensive list of physical versions that are partially limited. Once again Sabaton will delve deep into the events of World War take the listener on an emotional and exciting journey across 11 tracks. Pre-sales here.
Lull | Moments: For those who enjoy minimal, isolationist and alienating drone/dark ambient electronic music, ‘Moments’ is a staggeringly beautiful album of glacial sub-bass sounds and deep, thunderous tones with subtle shifts. Originally released as a 99-track continuous CD in 1998 by Relapse, it is now presented on vinyl for the very first time by Cold Spring in a stunning 2xLP format pressed on 180gm brown (500 copies) and black (250 copies) vinyl and housed in a textured gatefold sleeve. It has also been expanded to 100 cuts with bonus material from the original recording sessions. Lull begun in 1990 after Mick Harris (Scorn, Fret) leaft the grindcore act Napalm Death. Acquiring a sampler, a 4-track recorder and a reverb pedal, he set about creating dark ambient music and released five albums and several EPs prior to ‘Moments’. Watch the promo video and judge yourself.
Coyle Girelli | Fun: Coyle Girelli is an English singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has previously fronted the alternative rock bands Your Vegas and The Chevin. Based in New York City for the last decade, he released a debut solo album of timeless and cinematic guitar-based songs and balladry entitled ‘Love Kills’ in 2018 that justified frequent vocal comparisons to legends such as Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, while demonstrating just why esteemed TV chat show host David Letterman had declared “if I had a voice like that I’d run for President” after hearing him sing. Girelli released a new single entitled ‘Fun’ (1st October) that is the first tease from an album scheduled for spring 2022. An uptempo, driving song, it offers a glimpse into the evolution of his sound and was written during the early stages of the global pandemic. Girelli states that “throwing myself back into writing helped me through what was an anxious moment for everyone and helped make sense of a world that felt out of control. ‘Fun’ and many other new songs actually came to me pretty quickly. I coped with the great uncertainty of that period with something I can rely on and turn to at any time - writing music that embraces life: the joy, the pain, the quiet and the chaos.” Listen to Fun.
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Chvurches | Screen Violence cover art
JATA | Crazy Game of Phobias EP cover art
Cat Dowling | Animals cover art
Sabaton | The War To End All Wars cover art
Lull | Moments cover art
Coyle Girelli | Fun cover art