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Melbourne indie outfit The Attics are excited to reveal their latest psych-pop jangle ‘Pastel Blues’ and announce a small handful of upcoming live shows. Following on from their previous single ‘Ultramarine’ and fun-as-all-heck single launch at The Grace Darling last month, the country-Victorian born four-piece will play a handful of intimate live shows to celebrate the shiny new release.

An introspective narration, the new single captures the ponderings of an escapist rotating through the daily 9-to-5. ‘Pastel Blues’ is much more opaque than its title suggests, beaming with bold hooks and playful arrangements that are captivating and instantly recognisable as their own. As with the dynamic ‘Ultramarine’‘Pastel Blues’ was once again recorded and mastered by Isaac Barter and co-produced with lead vocalistCameron Wade, with mixing by acclaimed engineer Steven Schram. Striking, fun and a little bit silly, the single is rapidly becoming a set list favourite at any live show, and is sure to be listed as a staple of many summer playlists to come.

“Pastel Blues is the least serious thing we’ve written in years. It’s a playful exploration of the phrase on repeat in the chorus, “wondering how it feels bad to be good all the time”. It’s a really dumb set of words, but a funny thing to think about in depth. So we’re exploring that with this kind of wandering commentary, reconfirming that life would be super bland if we only ever did what we were told we should. I think you can almost feel the music taking a few steps back and lazily fall into line with the idea…” – Cameron Wade, The Attics

After a recent run of shows opening for indie duo Slum Sociable, as well as past festival appearances at By The Meadow and Canada’s Indie Week Toronto, the four-piece have acquired a live show that is a joy to behold. With dreamy guitar hooks, driving bass lines and heart stirring percussion, The Attics will bring their signature feel-good vibes to Melbourne, Bendigo, Geelong and Abbotsford in intimate band rooms and outdoor stages over the next couple of months. Catch all the action at the below dates and remember to tie those dancing shoes tight!

Upcoming Shows:
Thursday 11 October
The Band Stand at Artlands, Bendigo VIC

Saturday 13 October
White Night, Geelong VIC

Thursday 8 November
Supporting Ben Panucci
The Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford VIC

Pastel Blues is out now via
Spotify // iTunes // Apple Music // Google Play

Cradle of Filth keyboardist and female vocalist LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT is embarking on her first ever solo tour, and has chosen the far-flung and haunted shores of Australia for a round of DJ sets in Sydney, Perth and a world-first solo headline show in Melbourne.

Brought to you by INCURSION ALTERNATIVE PARTIES and OVERDRIVE TOURING, Schoolcraft’s tour will hit Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, beginning with a very special New Year’s Eve performance! Next she hits Melbourne for a show at the renowned Evelyn Hotel, before finally making her way West to throw down with her Perth fans.

Best known for her beguiling keyboard and vocal performances with Cradle of Filth, taking on classics such as Nymphetamine and Her Ghost in the Fog live, as well as performing on latest studio albums ‘Hammer of the Witches’ and ‘Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay,’ Schoolcraft breaks away from the Filthy mould (and spores, mildew and fungus) to perform her own decadent works. With deft hands flying as gracefully over her electric harp as her keys, Lindsay Schoolcraft brings a sonic spectacle of Gothic rock, Nu Metal and subtle electronics not to be missed.

This is a rare opportunity for Australian fans to be among the first to witness such a momentous event! Schoolcraft’s new band, featuring former Evanescence drummer ROCKY GRAY, are ready to tour with their debut EP ‘Martyr’ to be released very soon.

After a rousing reception for Cradle of Filth in May, Schoolcraft and her band will be expecting a very warm welcome Down Under!

Tickets for Schoolcraft’s headline show in Melbourne available now!

Limited VIP meet and greets available in Melbourne! VIP Meet and Greet package to include:
– One(1) General Admission ticket to see Schoolcraft.
– Pre-Show Signing & Photo Session with Lindsay Schoolcraft.
– One(1) A3 Schoolcraft Tour Poster

TOUR DATES:
SYDNEY: December 31 – Incursion Alternative Parties New Year’s Eve
Tickets: TBA
MELBOURNE: January 4 – Evelyn Hotel
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2OfwDLn
PERTH: January 5 – TBA
Tickets: TBA

Mayday Parade are thrilled to announce Welcome To Sunnyland’ Australia and New Zealand headline shows alongside their already announced appearances at Good Things Festival!

13 years ago, a group of friends from Tallahassee, FL formed a band and travelled the U.S to sell their CD to anyone that would listen.Through their DIY mantra, Mayday Parade went on to sell 50,000 copies that summer without any label support.  In their evolution from hard-working local band to global force, Mayday Parade have sold out tours the world over, garnered a lifelong dedicated fanbase, sold over 1.1 million albums, while their debut, 2007’s A Lesson in Romantics has earnt cult classic status, spawning fan favourite tracks like ‘’Jamie All Over’’ and ‘’Miserable At Best’’.

 Mayday Parade’s mission is to continue strengthening the connection between their uncompromising honesty and boundless emotion with each release. The follow-up to their acclaimed 2015 album Black Lines, Sunnyland finds Mayday Parade both reflecting on the past and pushing toward the future. The result – an album built on impassioned vocals, sing-along choruses, and deeply heartfelt lyrics.

Each live show offers Mayday Parade the chance to personally connect with the dedicated following they consider more like a family than a fanbase. They’ve built a reputable repertoire of tracks, and they deliver those stories, blistering riffs and pummeling drumbeats with a stage presence that is so intensely full of life, the crowd has no choice but to feel it too as they scream along to their every word.

Mayday Parade’s innate, ever-evolving chemistry and undeniable intensity is at its strength – and they’re bringing the momentum back down under. Having sold out multiple shows on their last tour tickets are expected to fly out the door for Mayday Parade’s Welcome To Sunnyland Tour!

EXCLUSIVE FAN PRE SALE BEGINS: Friday 28th September, 7am AEST

Sign up here to access pre-salehttps://sbmpresents.com/tour/maydayparade/

TICKETS ON SALE: Tuesday 2 October, 9am local

 

Thursday 6 December – Powerstation, Auckland, Licensed All Ages

With Supports Flirting With Disaster & Fallstate

Wednesday 12 December – The Gov, Adelaide, Licensed All Ages

With Supports Bad Juju & Yours Truly

Thursday 13 December – Capitol, Perth 18+

With Supports Yours Truly & Homestate

 

+Also Appearing at Good Things Festival

Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official video for “The Reckoning”, the first single from their forthcoming studio album, Resist. The track features a guest appearance by PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix.

‘’We’re super excited to finally share with you the music video of ‘’The Reckoning’’. We know the wait was long, but we are extremely psyched to share our new music with you and we truly hope you enjoy it as much as we do!’’ commented WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel

Resist is scheduled for release on 14 December 2018 via Vertigo/Caroline AustraliaResist marks a departure from the past; armed with ten anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks, Resist brings a futuristic take on metal to the table – both instrumentally and thematically.

Lead singer Sharon den Adel continues: Resist is a true milestone for us. If it wasn’t for ResistWithin Temptation wouldn’t be here anymore. With this record, we’ve taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face – a very dark one. Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge.

 

“Resist” will also feature IN FLAMES‘ Anders Fridén and ARID‘s Jasper Steverlinck on guest vocals.

 

 

 

Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard have just finished working on their 2nd video clip in support of their upcoming new album, Malady X – due out October 26th via Metal Blade Records.

Bandleader Dom R. Crey comments about “Epitaph”: “The first single ‘Malady X’ is out for three weeks now and we are super happy about all the amazing feedback. The time has come to unleash the second single and music video, this time in 4k quality! ‘Epitaph’ is a very special song for me. Based on the concept of constant struggle in a world where all of us need to find their places. Sometimes this can be tough and very often some of us have the feeling of not being part of this world – or do not even want to be part. Song-wise ‘Epitaph’ is one of my favorite tracks on this album. But before I tell too much I would rather recommend you to check out the video and song.”
Nothgard has recorded Malady X at Def-Creation and & Southern Deathcult studios and called the renowned Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Opeth, etc.) for mastering duties. The result is an album full of epic melodic death metal anthems! 

Phoenix, AZ based, Dark Alternative Rock Band THE SPIDER HOLE has announced the launch of a Kickstarter Campaign to help support their upcoming LP and associated graphic novel, To The Monsters. The unique project is built around the LP with 11 original songs, each about a different monster, as well as a 100 page horror anthology graphic novel written and illustrated by vocalist Ethan Scott; each story in the novel is about a different band member over the course of one fateful Halloween night.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, the quartet has revealed their first single, “The Skeleton Wedding,” from the album.

“We were at The Quarry in Bisbee grubbing and waiting to go on stage when Ethan asks everyone in the band what their greatest fear is. He wants to do a horror anthology comic to put out with the new album. Before we were even called to the stage, all four stories were basically written.” – The Spider Hole

Two versions of the graphic novel will be offered through the Kickstarter, the standard softcover edition, and a DELUXE hardcover edition, which includes 4 additional stories. The hardcover edition is only available to Kickstarter backers.

 

A quartet with frequent guest musicians, The Spider Hole performs songs meant to stir brains and rattle bones. Based in sun-scorched Phoenix, AZ, the band started banging sounds together in the late nineties, and has steadily developed an aural stew that is partly rock, partly cabaret, partly blues, and partly goth. Influences include Tom Waits, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primus, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, The Doors, and your face when you taste something unexpected. New music is being prepped for a new full-length album called To the Monsters, due near the end of 2018.

Active rock powerhouse Owl Company recently announced the upcoming release of their sophomore full-length album entitled Iris out November 9, 2018via Eclipse Records. The album was mixed by Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More, Three Doors Down) and mastered by Paul Logus (Stone Sour, Pop Evil, Clutch).

It has been a mere four weeks since the release of their first single and music video for the track “Shattered Dreams”, and it has already surpassed 19,000 views on YouTube, and 20,000 organic plays on Spotify. Today, Owl Companyhave released a brand-new lyric video for the soaring active rock anthem, “Rise”. Watch it now via the Eclipse Records YouTube channel, or stream it via SpotifyApple Music, or Deezer today!

Vocalist Enrico Minelli states, “Rise is about faith and how those associated beliefs can intervene in a person’s life. It tells a story of someone who has realized that they are the god of their actions”. 

Iris contains thirteen memorable, melodic, active rock anthems which flex their muscles, and instantly make you want to hear more. Highlights on the album include the instant hit “Shattered Dreams” which tackles the concept of faith and how it can take away one’s free will, the self-empowering track “Rise” which also explores the concept of faith but from the perspective that individuals are responsible for their own actions, and the soaring energetic track “Antagonist” which is a personal reflection on the ending of a lifelong relationship.

Pre-order the full album on iTunesAmazon, or Google Play, and stream the singles via SpotifyApple Music, Deezer, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and elsewhere here.

For more information on Owl Company, please visit them on FacebookTwitter, or Eclipse Records.