As It Is – Dial Tones

With Warped Tour additions being announced on a daily basis, we’re definitely heading towards a heady summer of pop-punk. What better way to prepare, then with the likes of transatlantic upstarts As It Is, with their old-school Taking Back Sunday-esque new single ‘Dial Tones‘.

Have a listen below..

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Youth In Revolt – Royals

Ever want to listen to all your guilty pop-pleasures without the shame of having the likes of Taylor Swift appearing on your device of choice for all the world to see? Well fear not, Punk Goes Pop has returned with Volume 6. One of the stand out tracks has to be New Jersey’s Youth In Revolt covering the Lorde hit ‘Royals‘.

Have a listen below..

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A Higher Demise – All These Reasons

Let’s face it, British bands don’t get enough recognition, even on their own turf. Battling it out with rock giants¬†coming over the Atlantic is a pretty tough thing to face. That said, A Higher Demise seem up to the challenge, if their energetic new single ‘All These Reasons‘ is anything to go by. The track is taken from the Dartford five-piece’s EP ‘The Doctor Will See You Now‘.

Have a listen..

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Twenty One Pilots: Ode To Sleep

Oops, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been busy moving house and generally out in London getting into that Christmas spirit. Anyway, back to the usual routine, here’s a great new tune for you!

It’s not many artists that would put so much faith on their future careers that they would film a gig in their early days, playing to just twelve people. It’s an even more brave artist that would then use that footage in a music video once they’ve found success. Still, Twenty One Pilots don’t do things the usual way.

Here’s their almost-documentary-like video for ‘Ode To Sleep‘:

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Don Broco – Money Power Fame

Wakey wakey, its Monday! If you’re not feeling caffeinated enough yet (and hey, there’s not enough caffeine in the world for Mondays, is there?), this should give you a bit of a jump-start. Don Broco have just released the video for their storming new single ‘Money Power Fame‘.

Have a lookey here..

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Mt. Wolf – Red

It’s always the dream for your favourite band to return from hiatus, isn’t it? Whilst we might fall asleep dreaming of the return of some of our heroes (*cough* Hell Is For Heroes *cough*),¬†Mt. Wolf are not one to keep their fans disappointed. The London collective have returned after a year of absence with the breathtakingly beautiful ‘Red‘. Think long, ambient melodies and a low-key, hushed vocal.

Have a listen below..



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Circle Of Reason – Silver Screen

It seems the Brit-melodic-rock scene is alive and well these days. For those of you who don’t know their way around it yet, here’s a little taster for you. Southampton’s Circle Of Reason have been releasing a free track to download each month, taken from their back catalogue.
This month’s offering is ‘Silver Screen‘, taking elements from the alt-rockers of the 00s (think Smashing Pumpkins / early QOTSA). If you like what you see below, you can download it here.

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Crown The Empire – Bloodline

Did everyone have a good Halloween? I was out rocking my 15 year-old self’s battered goth boots and fishnets (both felt surprisingly comfy) and generally screaming the house down with some low-budget horror flicks.

Moving on, here’s a new tune that’ll rock your stripey socks off, the furiously relentless ‘Bloodline’ from Texan metalcore quartet Crown The Empire. The track is taken from the band’s second album ‘The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways‘.

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Introducing: Die! Die! Die!

Haven’ heard of Die! Die! Die! yet? You’re definitely missing out. The punk-esque three-piece have just released their fifth album, ‘Swim‘ ahead of a full European tour this Autumn. They’ve already picked up some good feedback from The Skinny and Line Of Best Fit, as well as a solid following in their homeland, New Zealand.

Check out their video for ‘Get Hit‘, taken from the new album, below:

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A Higher Demise – All These Reasons (Free Download)

It’s freebie Monday! Which is great as I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling those tight purse strings this month (hey, we’re heading for Christmas and I’d like to afford some presents for the loved ones this year..).
Lucky for us all, melodic metallers A Higher Demise have felt our needs and are giving away a free download of the awesome ‘All These Reasons’ in return for a little Facebook-likeage.
Get clicking here to download, or have a sneaky listen below.

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