Deeply inspired by punk music, brothers Matt and Brad Shultz began playing music in high-school with fellow students Jared Champion and Daniel Tichenor. Shortly after forming the band, they made the bold move to London to begin their career. Their self-titled debut album gained them international attention, catapulting them up the Billboard Alternative and Rock charts and achieving RIAA Platinum certification.
Cage the Elephant have announced details of their fifth studio album, Social Cues, due April 19 via RCA Records. In advance of the release the band has shared the first single from the record, “Ready to Let Go,” with a video directed by lead singer Matt Shultz.
Swedish punk sextet Viagra Boys are releasing their debut album Street Wormsin just 4 short weeks, and as the excitement mounts, they’ve released a new track from the album called ‘Just Like You’, as well as two non-album b-sides.
‘Just Like You’ sees Viagra Boys turning their usually frosty post punk inside out, revealing a smooth and soulful centre. Replete with subtle electronic percussion, a thick layer of fuzzed bass, prowling guitars and steamy injections of sax and synth, ‘Just Like You’ lures you in with ease. It brings you face to face with singer Sebastian Murphy’s tortured visage, as he vocally works through his shape-shifting vision of the world and his personal history. The song continues to play out in subtle shades, allowing Murphy keep shifting his thoughts without distraction.
On “Moon,” the new song from London’s ALASKALASKA, Lucinda Duarte-Holman sings about her identity and how it changes at certain times of the month thanks to good old human biology.
“Moon” is also the latest single from ALASKALASKA’s forthcoming debut album, The Dots. The album is due for release on May 3 via Marathon (also home to Courtney Barnett and POND in the band’s native U.K.).
Twenty-one-year-old revelation Omar Apollo just dropped his second single of 2019, following “Trouble” released in January. “Ashamed” showcases Omar’s songwriting and soul chops, thanks to a funky vamp featuring wah-wah guitar melodies and some Prince-meets-Parliament falsetto harmonies. The chorus is pure seduction, and will have you hooked.
After the release of the excellent tracks ‘Perla’ and ‘Foam’ last year, Glows begins his 2019 with the hazy new track ‘Passing Talk’.
Glows is the project of London-based producer GG Skips. The 21-year-old has spent the past few years running the promotions company Slow Dance and putting on early shows by artists such as Sorry, Goat Girl and Black Midi.
New track ‘Passing Talk’ however is a world away from his guitar-based beginnings, a track full of glitchy, meditative electronics.
Foals have an ambitious 2019 planned, with not one, but two new albums on the way, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 and Part 2. March 8th will bring us Part 1, which is being teased today with a new song called “On the Luna”.
The follow-up to January’s “Exits” single, it features bright, ’80s-style synths matched up with lively guitar riffs. The track also comes with a similarly fun music video comprised of concert footage and behind-the-scenes moments from Foals’ Everything Not Savedrecording sessions.
FIDLAR are back, and they’re not in the mood to take prisoners. The party-hard guitar quartet have released new album ‘Almost Free’ on January 25th. New single ‘By Myself’ is an anthemic return, with the distorted guitar lines wrapping themselves around a killer vocal melody.