Posts tagged with "Punk"

ALMA Releases New Single & Music Video for “When I Die”

Finnish pop powerhouse ALMA releases new single and music video for “When I Die” via Casablanca Records / Universal / Warner / Virgin EMI & PME today.  Listen HERE.  Watch HERE.

Produced and written by ALMA, Justin Tranter, and Mike Sabbath “When I Die” is the second installment from her highly anticipated debut album Have You Seen Her? set for release on the 5th of April 2019. It also marks the start of a period of continuous activity, which will see fans receive a new track with accompanying visual episodically into its release.

Shot in her native Finland and directed by celebrated Finish director Miikka Lommi, the video for “When I Die”depicts a gothic last supper scene and ALMA digging her own grave. “This song was born from a big conversation about when and how we leave the world is so out of our control. We spend so much time worrying about things out of our control, we’re always trying to be better, richer, more successful. We rarely appreciate the moments in front of us. Go to the party, blow your money (even if you have work tomorrow) you will survive!” says ALMA. “I wanted the video to look like our last party, what might the night look like if we knew this was it.” 

“When I Die” highlights ALMA’s unique voice as a writer; honest, brave and fresh. As she says, “I’ve spent a lot of my life being told who to be, what to say or how to behave by the world. There’s constant pressure on us all to fit in and my music is about exactly the opposite. I want my fans to feel like they can be whoever, say whatever and look however when they listen to my music. Here you are accepted no matter what.”

ALMA – a 23-year-old with neon green hair, a magnetic punk attitude and a voice that could demolish buildings is part of a new wave of female powerhouses that have something say. Engaged and opinionated on issues from women’s rights to body positivity and sexuality ALMA is forward thinking and making a change.

Following her critically acclaimed EP “Dye My Hair” with platinum single “Chasing Highs”, smash track “Phases” FT French Montana (including an exclusive Charli XCX directed video) and her 2018 mixtape Heavy Rules;  ALMA has garnered over 350 million combined Spotify plays and topped iTunes charts around the world.

ALMA’s worked extensively with her friends Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa, Halsey, and Miley Cyrus but to name a few, both live and in the studio and garnered support the world over.

Wrapping up 2018 on the road with long term collaborator and friend  this year’s headline dates promise an entirely new show, new music and some very special surprises along the way.

NYC-Based Band “All Types of Kinds”

Mixing A Unique Blend of Influences From Rock to Blues, Folk, and Hip-Hop – The Bands Unique Multi-Genre Approach Lends A New Perspective to Alternative Music

 

In a city often oversaturated with musicians of every genre constantly performing and creating, it takes a special group of artists to truly stand out amongst the crowd that produce a truly unique sound, and New York City’s All Types of Kinds truly live up to the namesake.

All Types of Kinds (or ATOK) plays a wide variety of music ranging from rock to pop, folk, punk, funk, hip-hop, blues, jazz, and country – even sometimes all at once. The members come from diverse backgrounds that make for an amalgamation of musical textures and vibes. Their EP, “Love Songs (Or Songs For Your Ex)” debuted on Valentine’s Day 2018 and they are currently gearing for dates all over the country.

The band consist of Ray Rubio (Guitar), Billy Conahan (Guitar), Berk 0 (Percussion), and Rocco Stroker (Guitar) – all of whom have unique musical backgrounds. Ray, 20, a multi genre artist and singer/songwriter, hails from Harlem NY and has also been on stage from young age, mainly theater productions. Ray attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2014, and since then has been performing his music in the New York Metro Area and Richmond, Virginia. Billy, 25, is a queens native whose been on the stage since his early teens as a stand-up comedian, singer/songwriter folk artist playing his own folk tunes as well as cover tunes. Berk O, singer and percussionist, is from Brooklyn and also contributes to the band’s songwriting process, while Rocco is the newest member of the band – playing bass, guitar and as an incredible vocalist. He hails from New Fairfield, Connecticut.

WATCH: All Types of Kinds – Keep In Touch (Official Music Video)

WATCH: All Types of Kinds – Colorblind (Official Music Video)

With the goal of becoming a full-time, self-sufficient, self-produced band, able to tour and create their own audio and video products on a regular basis, they plan to soon follow up their debut with a sophomore effort in late 2018. Unlike other bands who strive for major-label greatness, ATOK shys away from fitting into an industry mold, and often scoff at the idea of being referred to as a ‘boy band’.

Believers in finding a way to share their music while remaining firmly in the driver’s seat, they continue to write, practice, and enjoy playing their music for any crowd that will have them. Making friends from all over the world by busking on the NYC streets has even allowed them to meet and collaborate with like-minded musicians.

These recent “Your Big Break” contest winners who’ve been praised for their “polished precision, sweet harmony, musicianship, artistry, versatility and originality in their smart lyrics” are ready for the big time. That time is now.

To Purchase All Types of Kind’s “Love Songs (Or Songs For Your Ex)” via iTunes, VISIT: https://apple.co/2MN7W5o

LISTEN: ATOK “Love Songs” via Spotify

For More Information on All Types of Kinds, VISIT: Facebook.com/ATOKMusic

Reverbnation.com/AllTypesofKinds

ATOK’s YouTube Channel

COLD WAR KIDS NEW ALBUM

Cold War Kids release Audience a live, greatest hits album, available at all digital partners. Fans can pre-order Audience on vinyl, which features three exclusive bonus tracks, and CD today at shopcoldwarkids.com.
Recorded at The Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on September 24, 2017, Audience takes its title from a song that appeared on Cold War Kids 2017, Behave Yourself. The career-spanning live set, available now on Capitol Records, also features key songs from each of the band’s six studio albums, including “We Used to Vacation,” “Hang Me Up To Dry,” and “Hospital Beds,” from Cold War Kids 2006 debut, “Robbers & Cowards,” and “Miracle Mile” and “Bottled Affection” from 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The band’s most recent releases are represented with “All This Could Be Yours,”and the Gold-certified, Alternative Songs chart topper “First” from 2014’s Hold My Home plus “So Tied Up,”  and “Restless,” and “Can We Hang On?”; which originally appeared on LA Divine, the band’s 2017 sixth studio album. See below for track listing.

YUNGBLUD × TIN PAN BOY

UK ARTIST YUNGBLUD SHARES VIDEO FOR “TIN PAN BOY” TODAY

WATCH IT HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES SET FOR SPRING

UK recording artist YUNGBLUD shares the video for “TIN PAN BOY” today. Watch it HERE. The song is available HERE via Locomotion/Geffen Records.

Self-directed by Yungblud, the video for “Tin Pan Boy” is, in his own words: “my opportunity to create a visualization of the shit I saw in my head when I wrote the song. I wanted to show the high energy, angry, yet slightly mad side of my personality. It’s the first time I’ve directed anything and I had such an insane time. It was amazing to watch a mental idea I had come to life.”

The massive redevelopment of Denmark Street in London’s Soho neighborhood and the subsequent eviction of independent businesses inspired the song.

Emerging from the gritty north of England 19-year-old YUNGBLUD brings to the stage an explosion of raw energy and thought-provoking lyrics. He has created his own blend of alternative rock: poetry, guitar-hooks and break-beats with a fierce determination to make a dent in pop-culture.

Check out YUNGBLUD on the road with K.FLAY:

March 13  Buffalo, NY  Town Ballroom

March 14  Detroit, MI  Magic Stick

March 15  Toronto, ON  Danforth Music Hall

March 16  Montreal, QC  Corona Theatre

March 18  Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

March 19  New York, NY  Irving Plaza

March 21  Boston, MA  Royale

March 23  Charlotte, NC  The Underground

March 24  Atlanta, GA  Variety Playhouse

March 25  Cincinnati, OH  20th Century Theatre

March 27  Tulsa, OK  Cain’s Ballroom

March 28  Dallas, TX  Granada Theater

March 29  Austin, TX  The Mohawk

March 30  Houston, TX  WOMH Downstairs

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DAVE GROHL × RED BULL

​The Show Must Go On (courtesy of Red Bull)

  

Dave Grohl could be the world’s most zealous rock star. He never gives up, even after breaking his leg on stage. The Foo Fighter explains how he keeps the passion for his life’s work burning bright. 

In 1986, 17-year-old Dave Grohl quit school to tour Europe with punk band Scream. Since then, he has rarely been off the stage, first as the drummer of grunge icons Nirvana and since 1994 as frontman of his own band, Foo Fighters. Over the last 30 years, Grohl has sold more than 50 million albums and played thousands of shows. And don’t expect that pace to slow anytime soon. He talked to The Red Bulletin about what a 48-year-old father of three is doing still obsessing over music like a teenager. 

  

The Red Bulletin [TRB]: You broke a leg during a concert in Gothenburg in the summer of 2015 … 

Dave Grohl [DG]: I was so euphoric I lost my balance on the edge of the stage and fell into the photographers’ pit. It’s a miracle I survived the fall, actually. I could have just as easily broken my neck. 

  

TRB: And yet after a short break you got on with the concert, sitting down with your leg in a cast. Why didn’t you just call it off? 

DG: Because I can’t. 

  

TRB: What do you mean? 

DG: It’s down to my punk-rock past. In the old days, musicians were constantly breaking their nose on stage, getting electric shocks or falling flat on their face when they stage-dived. No one would have dreamed of canceling a gig because of it. You just rocked on! I internalized that philosophy—you just grit your teeth and get on with it. 

  

TRB: OK … but doing a whole European tour with a broken leg? 

DG: It soon became clear after the accident that I wasn’t going to be able to stand at the mic or sit in a wheelchair with a guitar for two hours. So a technician and I designed a throne that was also a guitar stand and a smoke machine. It meant I was able to do the remaining 50 concerts of the tour. Later, Axl Rose had a similar accident, and he asked me if he could borrow the throne for some Guns N’ Roses shows. 

  

TRB: Have you patented the throne?  

DG: People really did ask me if I wanted to do that, but it would be absurd for someone who had broken their leg to have to ask my permission in order to continue their tour. 

That kind of attitude will never make a good businessman of you. Hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z or P Diddy would monetize it … 

  

Like everything they touch, because that’s their main motivation. And that’s OK because they come from a world where it’s about survival. And you only survive if you earn money. The more the better. 

  

TRB: What’s wrong with having some healthy business acumen? 

DG: Nothing, but it’s never been my approach. I may not come from a rich family but I’ve never had to worry about survival. In that sense, fun has always been the priority for me, along with things that help me move forward as a person and as a musician. I don’t need even more money, cars and gold chains—they don’t make you happy. And I’d rather be happy than stinking rich. OK, I might be rich, but I don’t stink. 

  

TRB: You wanted to reward yourself with a longer break after the tour. How come you’re now releasing a new album much earlier than planned? 

DG: At first I was really enjoying the time off, but then my daughters said, “Dad, why are you hanging around the house the whole time?” They didn’t like the idea of me always wanting to do stuff with them. So I started writing new songs. In six months I had enough material, and I didn’t want to hang around for ages, so I rounded up the band. Most of the guys were still on vacation. They were pretty surprised. 

  

TRB: So even after 30 years in the music business, you still can’t just switch off for long? 

DG: I think that’s why I’ve made it as far as I have: because I’m crazy about music— in a good way. After all this time, I still can’t get enough of it. If I just sat around at home pursuing odd hobbies, Foo Fighters wouldn’t be on album number nine, and we certainly wouldn’t be playing such big venues. You only get out of life what you’ve invested in it. 

  

TRB: Where would you draw the line between having a positive obsession with music and being a workaholic? 

DG: Before my music career, I did all sorts of crap jobs. It was music that gave me prospects and made a better life possible. Music is the love of my life; if I’m not doing something with music for a couple of days, I immediately get a negative conscience. In my first few months off, I was flirting with the idea of directing a film. But it felt weird right from the get- go, because I couldn’t be as enthusiastic about any film project as I am about Foo Fighters. It felt so much more like work, and that’s never been the case with music. I never have to look for inspiration with music—it’s just there. 

  

TRB: How do you maintain that passion for work? Do you have any tips? 

DG: The key is to do something fulfilling, for which you get respect. If you don’t find that in your day job, you need to look for another outlet. That could be theater, dance, sport, some nerdy hobby, whatever. Do what’s fun, and enjoy life—that’s all I’m doing. I play music with my friends and that gives me the energy to drive the kids to school, go grocery shopping and pick up the dog crap in my garden. 

  

TRB: Your 8-year-old daughter, Harper, went on stage with you recently as your drummer. Would you say she’s following in your footsteps? 

DG: Harper did great, didn’t she? Especially as she’d only been playing for two weeks by that point. She said to me, “Dad, can you give me drumming lessons?” I put on an AC/DC record and showed her a simple rock rhythm. She had to struggle through that before I taught her “We Will Rock You” by Queen, and she got that. When she came to see me at the Foo Fighters concert in Iceland, I asked her if we should do it on stage and she said yes straight away. It was magnificent! 

  

TRB: Can we expect to see a family band soon—The Grohls? 

DG: I hope my three daughters will play together someday. But for now they’re more into arguing with each other—and it’s constant. 

  

TRB: Would you like a son? 

DG: I’m not sure about that. The thing is, would he be like me? That could be quite a nightmare—a rebellious, uncontrollable child? No thanks. 

  

Foo Fighter’s new album, “Concrete and Gold” is out now; foofighters.com 

*For additional information regarding this Q&A visit The Red Bulletin.

Yelawolf × Travis Barker × Juicy J 

YELAWOLF TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “PUNK,” FEATURING TRAVIS BARKER AND JUICY J, TODAY VIA ALL DSP’S
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR YELAWOLF’S “5150” HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKING OFF SEPTEMBER 21ST


Alabama-born phenom Yelawolf releases a new single, “Punk,” today via all digital service providers on Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope Records. The track was produced by Yelawolf (real name: Michael Wayne Atha) and features Travis Barker and Juicy J.

 
“Producing this record was a head trip,” said Yelawolf. “There are so many talented artist on the song, Travis Barker, Juicy J, Flea on Bass, Chance McCoy on fiddle, Dj Klever and Bones Owens all came together to make this crazy ass song. I don’t even know how it happened; I’m just rolling with the madness.”
 
“Punk” is the latest single to be released from Yelawolf’s upcoming third album Trial By Fire, which will be released by Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope Records. Previous singles include “Row Your Boat,” “Shadows,” and “Daylight.”
 
Yelawolf will kick off his headlining 5150 Tour on September 21st in Knoxville, TN. The extensive North American trek continues through December 7th. Tickets are on sale now at www.yelawolf.com and www.slumerican.com. Please see below for all dates.
 
Yelawolf’s second Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope album, Love Story, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and topped both the Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop album charts as the follow-up to his debut, 2011’s Radioactive.
 
Yelawolf’s upcoming “5150 Tour” dates are as follows:
 
09/21 Knoxville, TN Cotton Eyed Joe’s
09/22 Columbia, SC Music Farm
09/23 Jacksonville, FL Mavericks at the Landing
09/24 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
09/26 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s
09/28 Austin, TX Empire Auto Garage
09/29 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
09/30 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
10/01 Oklahoma City, OK Criterion
10/03 Sauget, IL Pop’s Concert Venue
10/05 Huntsville, AL Sammy T’s*
10/06 Birmingham, AL Avondale Brew Company*
10/07 Duluth, GA Atlanta Coliseum AKA Wild Bill’s*
10/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works**
10/17 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
10/18 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10/20 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
10/22 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
10/24 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
10/25 Seattle, WA The Showbox
10/26 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
10/28 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
10/29 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
10/31 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
11/02 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
11/03 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
11/04 Mesa, AZ Club Red
11/15 Ashville, NC Orange Peel
11/16 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
11/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
11/18 New York, NY Highline Ballroom 
11/20 Boston, MA Paradise
11/21 Montreal, QC Metropolis
11/22 Toronto, ON The Phoenix Theater
11/24 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
11/25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/28 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
11/29 Chicago, IL House of Blues
11/30 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12/01 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
12/02 Minneapolis, MN Skyway
12/04 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
12/05 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
12/06 Indianapolis, IN Vogue
12/07 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom  
 

 
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