Old habits die hard! and “Great stuff you missed” is back.
It’s not easy to keep track with music news especially when you make yourself a busy bunny, so we check it all out regularly and make a selective list of the new stuff that you could most likely be into. That’s the great stuff you missed!
1. Basement – Oversized
New year is kicking off nicely with several records dropping on January already. Basement‘s forthcoming album is one of them. It’s called ‘Promise Everything’ and it’s available on Run For Cover Records as of January 29th! Listen to Oversized, which will be featured on it.
Basement will be on tour in Europe in February and March, alongside Tigers Jaw and Alex G.
2. Muncie Girls – Social Side
After releasing a wonderful split record with german band Sandlotkids this summer, british trio Muncie Girls is about to drop a full length record. It’s called ‘From Caplan to Belsize’ and you can check out right here this song which will be featured on it. The record is set to be released early March, 2016 and we couldn’t be happier to hear from these exciting punks!
3. Keys and Promises – Be There and Gone
The least we could say is that Keys and Promises is a …promising rock band from eastern France. It’s not exactly on point (yet) but this is cool stuff some of you will enjoy. Check out this new track of theirs if you enjoy guitar bands with heartfelt choruses in the vein of Mallory Knox and such.
Keys And Promises will release an EP ‘Transition’, on January 15th.
4. Creeper – Black Mass
Creeper are one of the few bands we’re really excited about at the moment and truth is, we can’t wait until they release new material. Listening to Creeper is like blasting a fresh and updated 1990 goth-punk-something. It’s unordinary and we love it! You can already listen to new track Black Mass right here. ‘The Stranger’ EP will be out on Feb 19th via Roadrunner Records.
Creeper will be heading out on tour supporting Neck Deep in Europe in March.
5. Milk Teeth – Kabuki
Milk Teeth are the coolest. End of the story. (also, they premiered yet another new track on BBC Radio1’s Rock Show last Sunday, has anyone listened to it?)
6. Enter Shikari – Redshift
Are Enter Shikari releasing new stuff already? Yes they are. Ain’t no rest for the wicked, right?
Now please go grab your tickets for the band’s upcoming euro tour next March. They’ll be bringing with them The Qemists, and then Modestep so obviously, it’s not one you want to miss.
7. Blood Youth – Closure
Despite being only 10 months old, Blood Youth are getting ready to release a sophomore EP, after successful debut ‘Inside My Head’ (released on May 2015.)
It must be said that these guys aren’t beginners at all and all of them have a strong experience in music already (most of them being originally ex-Climates members.) Blood Youth keep facing changes but they remain strong and closure is yet another proof of that.
“(…) For all of us this EP i literally closure for the personal anxiety we all felt while writing Inside My Head. The whole thing was recovery process, full circle.”
“We came out swinging and we plan to continue to do so.”
‘Closure’ is set to be released on March 11th, 2016 on Rude Records.
8. Terrible Love – Change Nothing
All you need to know is that this is Terrible Love‘s debut track. Terrible Love was formed from the ashes of Goodtime Boys, Grappler and Bastions and an EP should see the light in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on it.
9. Black Coast – Mercenary
Speaking of awesome debuts, here’s another interesting one from Black Coast. The quintet will be releasing an EP ‘Crows of the North’ on February 26th, and we are looking forward to listening to it. With Mercenary, Black Coast have set the bar quite high already!
10. From Indian Lakes – Bad Holiday
To finish with some sweetness, here’s From Indian Lakes‘ holiday song they released last month stating the following :
“I was asked by many this year to do another holiday song. I wanted to do something original, and find a topic that I hadn’t heard before in a holiday song. I also didn’t want it to be exclusively about Christmas so as to include all fans from any background.
Bad Holiday is about the people who don’t love holidays. They aren’t social and every year they dread having to get through the family and friends get togethers. I grew up with someone in my life who had a hard time putting on a happy face to see other people. It’s ok if you don’t want to come out of your room sometimes.”
This song will speak to many people and even if not, it’s still a beautiful track that can only feel good to your ears.