Of Mice & Men – Bones Exposed

Hey, its (just about) the weekend! Get ready to switch off that computer, but first, check out Orange County metallers Of Mice & Men taking their new single’s name quite literally in their new video for ‘Bones Exposed‘. And remember kids, no matter how bad your week has been, its nothing compared to what the guy in this clip is going through..

Bones Exposed‘ is taken from the band’s new album, ‘Restoring Force‘, which is out now.

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Goodbye Channel – Foreva

Enjoying the nice summery weather? (No, I haven’t either, but its been nice to look at through the window all the way across the office, eh?). If you’re stuck indoors like me, this new track, ‘Foreva’ from Leed’s own Goodbye Channel might be just what you need. Turn it up, close your eyes and pretend you’re lying in a field at Bestival (or your summer festival of choice). Instant bliss.

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Norma Jean – Sword In Mouth, Fire Eyes

It’s probably not the time to start thinking about sharks, what with summer coming and everything (I joke, summer is months away..), but this was too funny to miss out. Atlanta metalcore quintet Norma Jean have released their brand new video for ‘Sword In Mouth, Fire Eyes‘, taken from the band’s sixth studio album ‘Wrongdoers‘, released last year.

Remember folks, sharks need love too..

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The Skull Defekts – It Started With The Light

So, how about a bit of chilling electro-rock to brighten up your day? Swedish experimentalists The Skull Defekts seem to have this sound done perfectly in their atmospheric new single, ‘It Started With The Light’.

The first single from their upcoming second album, ‘Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown‘, the track features vocals from Lungfish frontman, Daniel Higgs.

Have a listen..

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Introducing: Peasant’s King

Looking for a bit of country-tinged indie rock? Look no further than Peasant’s King (named after the members were inspired from watching Robin Hood). The Welsh five-piece have just signed to Visible Noise, having already had great support from Radio 1 for their single ‘Antidotes‘.

The band have been playing in various incarnations since their teens, but Peasant’s King as we know them formed back in 2012. Performances at Reading and Leeds followed, plus a support slot with songstress Gabrielle Aplin. With a record deal now under their belts, it looks like 2014 will be the year these guys finally gain some national recognition.

Have a listen below..


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Karen O & Ezra Koenig – The Moon Song

So its Valentines day. Maybe you’re having a lovely time with your other half (in which case, get off the internet). Or maybe you’re not, and that’s ok too.

In either case, you can certainly enhance your day with this beautiful piece of music, ‘The Moon Song‘ by Karen O (she of Yeah Yeah Yeahs fame) and Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend). It’s on the soundtrack to the film ‘Her’ (2013),but today let it be the soundtrack to your romantic evening, or, if you’re like me, baking chocolate brownies and watching American Horror Story.

Happy commercial-love-fest everyone!

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Architects – Broken Cross

I have to admit I’m pretty excited about the upcoming Architects album, ‘Lost Forever // Lost Together‘, so you can imagine how happy I was when they finally released their new video for ‘Broken Cross‘, the second single from their upcoming album.

Broken Cross‘ is a snarling piece of metalcore, delivered with the passion we’ve come to expect from the Brighton quartet.

Watch the video below:

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Introducing: Trash Monroe

Fact: there really aren’t enough females in rock music. Its sounds cliche, I know, but the fact that woman in rock music is even a talking point proves this.

Step right up then, and have a listen to melodic metallers Trash Monroe. Featuring powerful vocals from frontwoman Melany Dantes, the band have been touring and recording since 2003, building their reputation as one of the best unsigned bands from the South East.

The Essex band released their debut album ‘Shooting From The Lips & Other Crimes Of Passion‘ in 2010, followed by two EPs, ‘Addiction of Duplicates’ Part 1 and 2, featuring the single ‘S.O.B‘.

Have a listen below..

Trash Monroe play the Barfly on March 7th as part of Camden Rocks.

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The Mispers – Brother

Its indie Thursday, right? Here’s a catchy little number for you, London quintet The Mispers have just released their new video for ‘Brother’. Featuring what looks like a pretty epic night out for a couple of guys (and if you’re bored, feel free to play spot the location), you’ll have that violin part stuck in your head for days.
Have a listen..

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Introducing: Hagana

‘Haganah’, according to a quick Google search, refers to a Jewish para-military organisation which began in the early 1900s. I’m not entirely sure of the relevance of this to the band of nearly-the-same name, but in musical terms, Hagana refers to a grungy three-piece from Edinburgh who make tunes that sound like a less experimental, early Biffy Clyro (and no, I’m not geographically stereotyping).

The band are taking their first steps to rock stardom, or just simply, more national awareness, with the release of their debut album ‘One Year‘, out on March 3. In the meantime, they’ve picked up some great feedback from regional press and the general rock blogosphere as well as releasing this nifty little video for ‘Fuzzy Punch‘, which features on their upcoming record.

Have a listen below..

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