American Hi-Fi release cover of Squeeze’s “Another Nail In My Heart”

July 31, 2020

Today, American Hi-Fi are releasing their cover of Squeeze’s 1980 single, “Another Nail in My Heart”. A loud and energetic take on the new-wave hit. “Another Nail in My Heart” is American Hi-Fi’s third cover release this summer, following recent reimaginings of Madness’ “Our House” and Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out”. Frontman Stacy Jones shares: “’Another Nail in my Heart’ is a perfect example of the songcraft that makes Squeezeso beloved. How many other pop tunes go to a ripping guitar solo right after the first chorus?!?! As with the covers we’ve recently released, this is one of those tunes that I’ve sung in the shower ad nauseam, and now I hope people will crank up our version and do the same!”. All three cover songs will be featured on American Hi-Fi’s upcoming covers EP, “Anywhere Else But Here”, due out on August 7 via Rude Records. “We chose them because this is the music that we grew up on” continues Jones. “These are the artists that made us want to pick up drum sticks, plug in a Jazzmaster, and make a fucking racket with our best friends until the neighborhood shut us down.  And that tenet [Read More]

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Broadside release new album ‘Into The Raging Sea’

July 24, 2020

The wait is over for “Into The Raging Sea“, the brand new album from rock band Broadside. Featuring the previously released single ‘Foolish Believer’, ‘The Raging Sea’ and their latest ‘Heavenly’. “The album came out like magic” frontman Ollie Baxxter says, with enthusiasm. “I’m not trying to impress or keep up with the hype. I wasn’t under any pressure. We just wrote an album without knowing what it would turn into. All of the people I’ve idolized always say songs just flowed out of them, not because they wanted them to necessarily, but because they had to. Up until recently, that didn’t feel realistic for me. I didn’t think I was capable of creating art with that pureness of spirit”. Oliver Baxxter grew up in a trailer park, sharing a room with his mother, stepfather, and brother. When he was 11, his stepdad died, leaving him fatherless for a second time. Even when the family moved into a better home, in Richmond, Virginia, Ollie felt worthless. Fast forward to young adulthood when his band, BROADSIDE, crested on a wave [Read More]


Raygun Rebels and Johnny Firebird live at the Backstage Munich (social distancing live)

July 22, 2020

It’s been a really long time, since live shows were part of our lives. At the beginning of 2020 we had lots of amazing tours to look forward to. By then the COVID-19 virus had already begun to spread. It affected all of our lives in many ways. People got sick, lost their jobs, schools closed and the kids had to study at home, while many people started working from home. The music industry was hit really hard by the virus. Tours were postponed or canceled and record releases were pushed back. Venues had to close because people weren’t allowed to go outside, let alone meet with others. Every country had its own strategy, depending on the number and increase of infections. In many countries, it seems that the measures that were taken are slowly paying back. A few weeks ago, they allowed smaller shows to happen in Germany, seated and with an appropriate distance between the people. By now they increased the numbers in Munich to 200 people indoors and 400 outdoors. Most venues [Read More]

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State Champs release new single ’10 AM’

July 22, 2020

New York pop-rockers State Champs have dropped a brand new single today. “10 AM” highlights the high-energy band’s ability to slow it down a bit with frontman Derek DiScanio sharing: “10 AM might be the most experimental song we’ve written and recorded”. He continues by saying “However, it stemmed from a simple idea to have a mellow, acoustic, feel-good vibe, and mix it with lyrical frustration about questioning your worth in a relationship and unrequited love. We were able to bring in some unique electronic elements in post-production to top everything off and we’re excited to see what everyone thinks of the final product”. Fans can check out “10 AM” today! “10 AM” joins “Criminal (Acoustic)” and “Crying Out Loud” from the forthcoming EP “State Champs Unplugged”, due out August 14, 2020 via Pure Noise Records. “State Champs Unplugged”, dropping in time for the band’s 10-year anniversary, is much more than a set of stripped-down reimagined bangers. Instead, the EP offers up four brand new tracks crafted specifically for this setting, plus a surprising reworking [Read More]


Kingdom Of Giants share new single ‘Side Effect’

July 19, 2020

  California-based metal band Kingdom of Giants have shared “Side Effect” their latest single from their upcoming album “Passenger” today. Showcasing a chorus that will be stuck in your mind instantly and a classic Kingdom of Giants breakdown their fans love, “Side Effect” is an obvious standout on the album. When discussing the single, the band shared “We would love to hear what our listeners’ interpretations of this song are! We have all had too many instances where someone’s interpretation of our songs helped them more than our actual meanings ever would have”. Fans can check out “Side Effect” and pre-order “Passenger” ahead of its October 16th release date via SharpTone Records now at With “Passenger”, Kingdom of Giants is poised to soar beyond “best-kept secret” status and into the modern metal and post-hardcore stratosphere, with a continuously evolving sound that pushes both the band and their audience forward. While firmly rooted in classic metalcore elements, familiar to fans of Killswitch Engage and As I Lay Dying or international counterparts like Architects UK and Northlane, the six-piece California band bravely color outside the lines of the safe and predictable. The only “constant” in the Kingdom of Giants discography [Read More]

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Neck Deep release new song+video ‘I Revolve (Around You)’

July 19, 2020

Neck Deep has released their latest single “I Revolve (Around You)” a few days ago, accompanied by a cosmic, out-of-this world music video created by Félix Kerjean and the team at Remembers ( “’I Revolve (Around You)’ is a song about love on a planetary scale” shares frontman Ben Barlow of the single; “It is one big metaphor, comparing love to the movement of the planets. Picturing love on that scale really makes everything else seem small and insignificant. The song comes at a point of epiphany on the record- the realization that despite life’s trials and tribulations, love conquers all”. “Musically it’s hard hitting and impactful, and actually features one of my favorite ever sections in a Neck Deep song where I got to channel my inner Tom DeLonge, which for a song about space I feel is pretty fitting! It’s the first time we’ve done a full animated video and we’re so stoked on how it came out, the amazing team at Remembers in France did a beautiful job embodying the feeling of the lyrics”. “I Revolve (Around You)” joins recent singles “Fall“, “When You Know“ and “Lowlife“ from the [Read More]