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DROWN THIS CITY Announce Debut Show, Release ‘I’m Not Divided’ Video

DROWN THIS CITY Announce Debut Show, Release ‘I’m Not Divided’ Video

Melbourne post-hardcore locals Drown This City have announced a debut show to occur at The Worker’s Club in Fitzroy (Melbourne) on June 17th to celebrate the release of their upcoming EP False Idols. The band have also unveiled a new video for the track ‘I’m Not Divided’. Frontwoman Alex Reade had this to say about it: “‘I’m Not Divided’ is an incredibly rebellious and passionate song. It speaks to those who’ve been treated like they are sick or damaged in the eyes of society for being different and they answer back that any hatred or judgement is a reflection of somebody else’s internal fear of those who are essentially free. The concept of this film clip was to elaborate on this message, with the heroine being a part of ‘the resistance’ and being chased down by those who wish her harm. Ultimately she beats the crap out of them, and rises above any oppression or threat to her freedom. The crescendo of the lyrics: ‘they hate us, they break us, we make us strong’ really encapsulates the affliction of those being broken daily by forces around them, but by harnessing inner strength, they can overcome anything.” The band worked alongside Nick Kozakis and Dillon Pearce Media to produce the new clip, which you can check out at the bottom of this article. False Idols is set to be released on June 3rd through MGM Distribution. Pre-orders can be made now on iTunes and tickets to their EP launch show can be purchased... read more
LUCA BRASI Announce Australian Headlining Tour

LUCA BRASI Announce Australian Headlining Tour

Tasmania punk rockers Luca Brasi announced the ‘If This Is All We’re Going To Be’ tour, of the same name as their latest album. Rumour has it that one of the members struck fame when featured as an extra on that ‘Bogan Hunters’ show last year too, but that’s a different story. The band have eight confirmed tour dates alongside English emo kids Moose Blood and Adelaide locals The Hard Aches up and down the coastline, and yes, Perth you get a date too! If you’re into hard hitting drums and typical Aussie surf bogan tunes, then get your tickets on May 11th or save your money and buy that new flanno from Vinnies you’ve always wanted. The tour kicks off in August and the dates are as follows: IF THIS IS ALL WE’RE GOING TO BE TOUR Wednesday, 17th August The Basement, Canberra Thursday, 18th August The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Friday, 19th August Oxford Art Factory, Sydney Saturday, 20th August The Zoo, Brisbane Thursday, 25th August Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth Friday, 26th August Fat Controller, Adelaide Saturday, 27th August The Corner Hotel, Melbourne Sunday, 28th August The Brisbane Hotel,... read more
GALACTIC EMPIRE Release Metal Version Of The ‘Imperial March’

GALACTIC EMPIRE Release Metal Version Of The ‘Imperial March’

Last Wednesday was May 4th, known better as Star Wars Day, and in honour of such an occasion, the Star Wars-themed band Galactic Empire released a metal version of the infamous ‘Imperial March’. And yes, it’s exactly how it sounds. Galactic Empire have also launched a Kickstarter campaign “to promote the release of their debut full length album, and fund plans for touring. Both are to come later this year”. Will buy/10. IPHYB managed to interview the band earlier this year in January following the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The group was created by musicians Grant McFarland and Carson Slovak, who have also produced for bands such as August Burns Red, Everclear, and more. You can support the campaign here. In the meantime, check out their cover of the ‘Imperial March’ and tell me you didn’t dig... read more
RADIOHEAD Release New Album

RADIOHEAD Release New Album

The long-awaited ninth album from English sad-rock group Radiohead has finally arrived, announced by the band via Twitter earlier this morning. Our new album is now available here https://t.co/DGGTPLPAh0 and here https://t.co/TzZ2gPWH8v pic.twitter.com/AdnPXfWJyx — Radiohead (@radiohead) May 8, 2016 Titled A Moon Shaped Pool, the album is the band’s first release since their 2011 effort, The King Of Limbs, and is available on iTunes, Apple Music, and Tidal (lol). The release was apparently anticipated by fans when Radiohead removed all of the content from their website last weekend, and also after they unveiled videos for new tracks ‘Burn The Witch’ and ‘Daydreaming’. A special edition of A Moon Shaped Pool (which will be shipped to you in September) will include 32 pages of artwork, two heavyweight 12″ vinyl records, two compact discs, and a bunch of other goodies. And, alongside digital, the album is also available in vinyl and CD formarts, all of which can be purchased here. Check out the artwork and track list below, as well as the videos for ‘Burn The Witch’ and ‘Daydreaming’. A MOON SHAPED POOL: 01 BURN THE WITCH 02 DAYDREAMING 03 DECKS DARK 04 DESERT ISLAND DISK 05 FUL STOP 06 GLASS EYES 07 IDENTIKIT 08 THE NUMBERS 09 PRESENT TENSE 10 TINKER TAILER SOLDIER SAILOR RICH MAN POOR MAN BEGGAR MAN THIEF 11 TRUE LOVE... read more
REAL FRIENDS Release New Song, ‘Mess’

REAL FRIENDS Release New Song, ‘Mess’

American pop-punks Real Friends have released a new song titled ‘Mess’, taken from their upcoming album The Home Inside My Head, which follows on from a number of EPs and their 2014 debut, Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing. This is some positive news for the Illinois natives, after guitarist Dave Knox launched a GoFundMe campaign for his father earlier this year in February, who was severely injured in a bar back in 2012. Real Friends also unveiled a music video last month for the track, ‘Scared To Be Alone’. You can check both it and ‘Mess’ out below. The Home Inside My Head is set to be released on May 27 via Fearless Records. Get... read more
ORBS Announce New Album + Preview New Song

ORBS Announce New Album + Preview New Song

Prog/rock group Orbs, which features Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me), Adam Fisher (Fear Before The March Of Flames), and Ashley Ellyllon (ex-Cradle Of Filth), has unveiled plans to release a new album after almost six years of silence. Titled Past Life Regression, the album will be released via Equal Vision Records on July 15, and was put together by Kris Hilbert (Advent) and Will Yip (Title Fight). The last album released by Orbs was Asleep Next To Science in 2010, and the 7″ These People Are Animals in the October of 2014. You can listen to a preview... read more
COURTNEY LOVE Apparently Intelligent Enough To Grasp The Concept Of Puns

COURTNEY LOVE Apparently Intelligent Enough To Grasp The Concept Of Puns

American musician and Kurt Cobain’s ex-wife, Courtney Love, has posted a photo via Instagram which features herself and former Hole members Melissa Auf Der Maur (bassist) and Patty Schemel (drummer), having fun somewhere in the city or whatever. What’s more newsworthy, however, is the fact that to accompany the image, Love incorporated the use of simple, but effective paronomasia (a.k.a. a pun). And, for those who weren’t aware, a pun is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings for humourous or rhetorical effect. Sumerian cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs were also based on punning systems, back in the day. THE MORE YOU KNOW. Below is an example: Why do trees have so many friends? They branch out. Do you get it? Because trees have branches. They branch out. And because branching also means to connect. God. Why am I even explaining this to you? Are you twelve? Do you even know what a tree is? Do you have friends? Nevertheless, in this particular instance, Love captioned the post: “With the girls, serving up a Hole lot of something”. Ayyyyyyy. This isn’t the first time the singer has “hinted” at such a thing either, and has stated previously that she has no desire to be a part of the “oldies circuit”, so there you have it. Courtney Love knows how to use puns. Unlike you, you numpty. with the girls, serving up a Hole lot of something. maybe 💖😄 #rocknroll #girlfriends #hole @pattyschemel @xmadmx A photo posted by Courtney Love Cobain (@courtneylove) on May 6, 2016 at 7:58pm... read more
SYSTEM OF A DOWN Reportedly Working On New Music

SYSTEM OF A DOWN Reportedly Working On New Music

Ten years after the release of their last album, Hypnotize, renowned Armenian-American alt-rock/nu-metal band System Of A Down are reportedly working on some new material. In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Serj Tankien explained how he’s hopeful that SOAD can start recording again and “create something brand new in a new direction”, as well as his love for film soundtracks and composers, amongst other things. “I’ve written a bunch of rock songs. We’ll see where they end up. I leave that vague on purpose because I don’t know what’s going to happen with them. Whether they become System or solo or whatever, we’ll see. […] We’re communicating and trying to see if we can bring our material together. There’s definitely a lot of communication going on, a lot of back and forth. I can’t make a statement in terms of whether we’re going to have a record or not, because we haven’t gone into the studio and done it. But there’s definitely communication going on, songs being played to each other and all that stuff, so it’s good. We’ll see what happens.” On a side note, Tankien also managed to write a film soundtrack to accompany the story of the Armenian genocide – a subject very important to him. The movie, titled 1915, follows a theatre director who attempts to stage a play about the genocide, and the effects it has on the actors. I dunno, I mean, I’d watch it. But that’s probably because I dig history. And arthouse films. A lot. Fuck you. You can rest assured we’ll keep you updated if anything else eventuates from... read more
CHELSEA GRIN Announce New Album

CHELSEA GRIN Announce New Album

Salt Lake City natives Chelsea Grin have announced the release of their new album via Rise Records, entitled Self-Inflicted. Although additional details are yet to be revealed about the album, a premiere of the new song, ‘Clickbait’, has also been released. You can check it out and Self-Inflicted‘s artwork below. This is the first real bit of news regarding the renowned deathcore group since their signing to Rise Records earlier this year and the departure of guitarist Jason Richardson last September. Self-Inflicted is set to be released on July... read more
GOOD LIFE Festival Gets Spooky With ‘Ghost’ Sighting

GOOD LIFE Festival Gets Spooky With ‘Ghost’ Sighting

Promoters of the Good Life Festival in Brisbane have pulled the ol’ snake-oil sales pitch by spotting a “ghost” (oooh, spooky) in a photo taken of the festival main stage, and then circulating the image on Facebook. The photo first came to light in a Facebook post by Good Life, who provided a vague explanation of the ghostly appearance, supposedly a little girl named “Lucy”. ”OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE GOOD LIFE GHOST Good Life Management have been made aware of a photo from Good Life Brisbane 2016, showing what appears to be the ghost of a young girl holding a teddy and hovering on the roof of a building overlooking the festival. We have checked with the photographer who took the photo and the original image from the memory stick also shows the girl. We have since spoken with the Brisbane Showgrounds who have revealed that ground staff refuse to go near one of the old warehouses after repeated sightings of a young girl. It is rumoured a little girl named Lucy died at the site in the early 1900’s and has haunted it since. We will continue to investigate and bring you updates as more info comes to hand.” One facebook user by the name of Michael claimed to know the origin story for Lucy, who provided the following information: ”I know the story well from being in the RNA. The ghost who haunts the sheds was rumoured to be the daughter of Mr McConnell; the president’s daughter of the RNA. Lucy Jane McConnell. In 1908, when watching the fireworks display at the end of the Royal Exhibition... read more