The Hate Eighties have released 'The Beat Of Your Heart', a free track taken from their forthcoming album POW released 5th October 2015 via Walton Xi Huang Media..
Sounding like a post apocalyptic Muse crossed with a John Carpenter soundtrack, their futuristic art-pop is an experiment in story telling utilising multimedia. You can download the track to hear for yourself via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Debut album POW takes place in an alternative past or a possible future and tells the story of how one company rebrands the ideals of an alt-capitalist group and sells it to the world. They are transmedia. They are post modern. They are Sebastian & Lucius, two Glaswegian artists influenced by the music of Chvrches, Aphex Twin, Nine Inch Nails, the humour of Chris Morris, and the onstage charisma of Timmy Cappello, the topless Saxophonist from The Lost Boys.
The combination is distilled agitprop electronica, wrapped up in songs disguised as hip hop, alternative rock and EDM.
They create physical artwork for each one of their songs and have been known to share them with the worthy. You may have already seen their advertisements plastered up around your town, or heard them on the radio in between the frequencies of popular stations. They exist in your peripheral vision, and they’ve decided it’s time for them to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
Lucius provides vocals, keyboards, programming, guitars, bass and saxophone. Sebastian provides vocals, keyboards, programming, guitars and bass. You provide the audience.
POW is released 5th October 2015 via Walton Xi Huang Media.
"... assured artistry..." - Clash Magazine
"...pretty amazing..." - Folk Radio UK
“… her record is radiant and playful but tender and honest too.”
- Amelia’s Magazine
Best Girl Athlete, aka Katie Buchan, has released her latest single Seven Seconds, via Fitlike Records. It's available to buy digitally on iTunes.
Seven Seconds is an effortlessly catchy track, filled with simple yet effective Americana style musicianship, mixed with upbeat pop sensibilities, as the acoustic guitar and gentle violin float and swirl beautifully throughout the song. The single premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and you can listen to it now via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
The video for Seven Seconds premiered on Amelia's Magazine and is available to watch now via Best Girl Athlete's YouTube channel.
Katie’s earthy, delicate vocal tone, and impressively mature lyrical content, merely illustrate the wisdom and talent Katie continues to exhibit. Lyrics such as “what is seven seconds when you have a life time” resonate repeatedly at the end of the track, immersing the listener in the vision Katie is expertly creating with her undoubted natural flair for music, mirroring the sound of more mature artists such as Feist and SOAK in the process.
Based in the north of Scotland’s Aberdeen, Katie’s profile has risen considerably in the last year or so. Having played and written with her father, singer-songwriter Charley Buchan who also runs Fit Like Records, Katie has managed to co-produce an album that has seen her reaching a bigger audience with each and every track released. Carve Every Word itself picked up great support from the likes of The Herald, Artrocker Magazine, Musos Guide, BBC Radio Scotland, STV, Clash Magazine, Folk Radio and Amelia’s Magazine.
The summer will see no respite for Katie as she heads to the US on tour in August.
You can stream and download album tracks 'He's Calling Me Over' and 'Talk' for free from the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Seven Seconds is out now via Fit Like Records and available to buy digitally on iTunes. . The single is taken from Best Girl Athlete's debut album Carve Every Word, available now on CD via BandCamp and digitally via iTunes.
“Feels, hooks and more feels”- Rock Sound
We Came From Wolves have released 'Glasgow Stranger', a free track taken from their self-titled debut album.
GigSlutz premiered the free track, describing it as "a perfect, hopeful tale of youth, for any indie-pop fan." You can stream and download it now via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
The video for album track 'Glasgow Stranger' premiered on Kerrang!'s website, and you can watch it now via the band's YouTube channel.
If you'd like to hear the album in full, Team Rock are hosting an exclusive stream on their website.
This is a coming of age album, one that explores the trials and tribulations of the slide into your late twenties as the band leave frivolity and turmoil behind, entering a more centred place. Particularly affected by his surroundings, Kyle also yearns for a better place, a place of passion and meaning within the daily grind as heard on single Am I Useful?. 2014’s Scottish referendum also had a massive effect on him as a young Scot working for a better future, and this frustration and anger can be heard throughout the album.
However, We Came From Wolves do well to steer away from the ‘angsty’ side of rock erring on the side of honesty, the music reflecting the album’s sometimes darker subject matter. We Came From Wolves have pushed themselves with this debut and produced an album that encapsulates youth, soul searching and hope.
Previous single, Am I Useful premiered on Team Rock, and you can download and stream it for free via A Badge of Friendship's SoundCloud page. You can also watch the video that premiered on Rock Sound via the band's YouTube channel.
We Came From Wolves' self titled debut album is out now via Saraseto Records and available to buy digitally via iTunes and on limited edition CD via Bandcamp.