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MUSIC NEWS:PLUSH premieres ‘Better Off Alone’ music video ahead of SLASH tour.

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  Rock band Plush has premiered it's brand new single and video for 'Better Off Alone' a track from their self-titled debut album. This song follows the previous single 'Hate' which hit number 24 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and camped out there for a total of 17 weeks straight. "Better Off Alone" is charged with energy and is a song of empowerment. It’s the kind of rock that resonates with listeners of all ages and has an unforgettable chorus. Watch 'Better Off Alone' (official music video) Vocalist Moriah Formica says, “‘Better Off Alone" is a song about realizing what’s best for you and then doing it. I really hope everyone connects with this song and enjoys it!” Drummer Brooke Colucci adds, “I love the musicality of ‘Better Off Alone" The tom groove during the verses is a lot of fun to play. I’m very excited to play this song live, as I believe the crowd will really be able to get into this song!” Guitarist Bella Perron no

Music News:Hellblind release ear-shattering debut EP ‘A Plague on All Your Houses’ alongside debut single ‘Hitched’

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Hellblind, the exciting new project from long-term collaborators Mark Clayden (Pitchshifter) and Paul Fletche r (Romeo Must Die, This Is Menace), are due to release their debut EP ‘A Plague on All Your Houses’ on March 23rd, 2022, on Revenger Records via Cargo. Formed in 2021 due to their frustration with lockdowns and cancelled shows, Clayden and Fletcher made a pact to conjure up the heaviest music they’d ever written; Combining the throat of Stampin’ Ground (Adam Frakes-Sime), arms of Romeo Must Die (Will Romain), fingers of This Is Menace (Paul Fletcher), eyes of Pitchshifter (Mark Clayden) and scars of Outside the Coma (Charley Olsen). Produced, mixed, and mastered with Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth, Venom Prison) at Grindstone Studios,  A hailstorm of noise from start to finish, there’s nothing subtle about Hellblind. The EP sees the group combining furious, unrelenting riffs, sinister vocals, thunderous basslines and brutal, pounding drums in a full-throttle musical a

Video Premiere: Female -Fronted Rock act Tripoli return with "Sunny Days After a Storm"

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Female-Fronted Mexican rock act Tripoli returns with another touching single, " Sunny Day after a Storm” is an Acoustic/Rock song about surviving an abusive relationship, with inspiration from artists like Neil Young but with a more psychedelic feel.  “Sunny Day After a Storm” takes part in a series that will be published throughout the next few months, all of them inspired by stories of mental health and personal struggle. “Sunny Day After a Storm,” tells the story of a person who survived an abusive relationship so severe that it could have easily ended their life. The song starts with the victim being driven away from the home once shared with an abusive spouse by a family member, that first verse explores the awkward interaction between the family member and the victim who finally asked for help in escaping the incredibly toxic relationship. Later, in the second verse, the victim shows their feelings when it comes to the incident years after it happened, showing that despite h

Song of The Day: Carter Brady- Starlight

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Up and coming Indie-rock artist Carter Brady  has released a new rock single 'Starlight'. The young star has recorded, produced, and performed with many musicians, including bassist Mark White of The Spin Doctors, who featured on his single "Chasing Vampires" He is known for his versatility in a wide variety of instruments (guitar, vocals, bass guitar, drums, piano, synthesizer, ukulele, mandolin) and styles ranging from all forms of rock, blues, and jazz, Additionally, Carter has recorded original music for mini documentaries, along with having film credits for playing acoustic guitar in Director Quinn Fluet’s short film Singularity (2021). "Starlight" is another example of why Brady is receiving rave reviews in the Indie-Rock scene. The opening bass intro segue into a steady drumbeat before Brady's chirpy demeanour enters the fore. The guitar-driven pop song has a positive vibe and an optimistic message of finding support in one's quest for achie

HIGH FLYING ALT-ROCKERS FOXHAUNT ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE & INCOMING EP!

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Exhilarating Brit alternative quartet FOXHAUNT continues their upward trajectory with the launch of their engrossing new EP, Mindset, out Friday 4th February. With the likes of Planet Rock, Powerplay Magazine, RAMzine , and ERB Magazine a lready backing the release, the alluring rock crew now detail their engulfing new single, Make Me Feel Alive , out now. Check out the video for the track, here  Hailing from York, England, FOXHAUNT features Ollie Swift (Vocals), Thom Clayton (Guitar), Nick Dawson (Bass), and Jamie Scott (Drums). Drawing from big hitters such as Alexisonfire, Architects, Linkin Park, Don Broco, Anberlin , and Story of the Year , FOXHAUNT has crafted a sound that blends gigantic riffs and super catchy hooks with a spirited live performance that is sure to leave a serious indent. With a slew of immensely successful singles under their hats and dedicated support gained from BBC Introducing, Punktastic, Alt Corner, Dead Press, and Maximum Volume Music, the captiv

Music Release: SMTM Records Releases Dog Soldier’s “Shoot to Kill”

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Charlottesville, VA based indie label SMTM Records has announced the release of “Obsession”, a new single from Ann Arbor’s late, but critically acclaimed rock act Dog Soldier. The release will kick off a series of ten never-before-heard songs from Dog Soldier’s 1990 “lost” album “Shoot to Kill”. The “Shoot to Kill” recordings were intended to be Dog Soldier’s follow-up to 1988’s “ Name Your Poison ”, on Atlanta-based Third Coast Records . “Name Your Poison” was re-released in October of 2020 through a collaboration between Third Coast Records founders Gary Dimitrie and Mark Latessa, and music producer and original Dog Soldier guitarist Matt Singleton, now President of SMTM Records. The production of the unreleased music was time-consuming. “It took me a while for me to find out where I wanted to be with this project,” says Singleton. “ The original tracks were not quite finished, and there were some issues with the recording, especially the guitar tracks. I wanted to honor the

NYC'S BAMBARA RELEASES A NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'BIRDS'.AHEAD OF NEW MINI-ALBUM IN FEBRUARY VIA ROUGH TRADE RECORDS

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Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana If the start of the breakthrough for Bambara was the radically reimagined sound of 2018’s 'Shadow on Everything (dubbed by NPR a “western gothic opus”)', then the moment it truly arrived was on the cinematically riotous noir-punk of 2020’s 'Stray. In the UK', buoyed by the enthusiasm of DJ Steve Lamacq (who called the band, “one of his favourite discoveries of the year”), the band rose sharply, with significant press support and an A-listing at Lamacq's 6Music, immediately selling out shows across the country. Meanwhile, back in their native US , KEXP’s John Richards echoed the same sentiment. Things were set. In fact, tickets had just gone on sale for their biggest show to date, a 1500 cap headliner at London’s Electric Ballroom. Then… well, then same as for everyone. Shutdown, lockdown, hibernation, nothing. It was a hammer blow. But rather than rue their misfortune, the band desperately tried to turn it into a positive, immediately mo

The Rambling Man's weekly playlist ft Ignite, Cousin Betty, Brenda Cay, Placebo, Windowspeak etc

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The Rambling Man's weekly playlist returns for 2022 with a look at some of the past week's best new releases. Click on the player below to listen to the best tracks in country rock, metal, hard rock, indie, stoner etc If you want to discover further playlists and new posts like this, please click on the link below to receive all the latest reviews, news and playlists. https://follow.it/anselmanderson

The Cruzados- Interview with bassist Tony Marsico and Vocalist Ron Young.

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The Rambling Man caught up with The Cruzados to speak about their latest album 'She's Automatic'. due out Friday 28th January via Deko Records. The Cruzados return with a new lineup of original bassist Tony Marsico, Little Caesar vocalist Ron Young, guitarists Loren Molinare and Mark Tremalgia and drummer Rob Klonel. The album was recorded last summer in Los Angeles and features some talented guests performances by John Doe (X),  Dave Alvin (The Blasters), David Hildago and Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Gia Ciambotti (Bruce Springsteen), Melanie Vammen (The Muffs, The Pandoras), Greg Kuehn (TSOL), Jimmy Z (Rod Stewart), Buck Johnson (Aerosmith), among others. Cruzados released their debut album "Cruzados" (1985) and "After Dark"(1987) on Arista Records spawning the singles and videos "Motorcycle Girl" and "Bed of Lies" which quickly became MTV favourites and chart-toppers, with the latter single reaching the #4 position on the Billboard

Manchester's Swamp Gothic trio Inca Babies release news single 'I'm Grounded' taken from their eighth studio album 'Swamp Street Soul'

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Photo Credit: Steve Nicholls Post-punk swamp-goth rockers Inca Babies present 'I'm Grounded', the latest single from their eighth studio album ‘Swamp Street Soul’ . Check out the video for "I'm Grounded " below. Inca Babies is Harry Stafford (guitar, keys, vocals), bassist Vince Hunt (A Witness, Blue Orchids) and Rob Haynes (The Membranes, Goldblade) on drums and percussion. This collection of new tunes, drawn from their fantastic imagination, offers a hefty dose of the gritty sound that the Manchester-based deathrock/postpunk outfit has become known for over the decades since forming in 1983. "This deal with the last few years as a reflection of geographical inactivity for someone who gets around and travels a lot the time of being; ‘square wheeled on the deck’, was particularly arduous. But it’s not just a 'lockdown' song, it was actually written before all the pandemic’s constraints kicked in. It began as a muse on being in a particularly hop

Music release: John Noble Barrack releases touching new single 'The Wake'

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Weaving stories of grief, hope, death, disillusionment, and euphoria through the eyes of a twenty-something New Englander, John Noble Barrack stops at nothing. The Brooklyn-based folk/rock singer-songwriter has appeared on stage in New York City, Saratoga Springs, NY, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, and Savannah, Georgia - all while writing his first four singles, appearing on TV twice ( Bull; The Marvelous Mrs. Maise l), and navigating a thankfully waning laundry list of day jobs. John Noble Barrack is also a man of great athletic ability with a heart of gold, has raised money through biking and running for cancer research, and has given his time to amazing charities that benefit many important causes. Charities John Noble Barrack has been involved in include the Pan-Mass Challenge: https://www.pmc.org/, where he raised over $10,000 in 2020 and biked 190 miles for cancer research. He has also run in races such as the Boston Olympic Triathlon, Oceanside Half Ironman, NYC Central Park and Far

Album Review: Marujah Con Crhymes-Blind American

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San Diego-Based Rock acts Marujah Con C rhymes  unleash the fiery and political Blind American . The Ten-track LP combines Latin-fused rock grooves, punk attitude and blistering hip-hop verses to create a fresh new approach to American culture. Latino rapper Crhymes adds his own style of raw lyrics about violence, poverty and crime in the States that is like a running commentary on the social injustices. The opener "The Trails" is a dark and haunting start. Chrymes delivers his lines with such precision and speed over crunching guitar riffs. Marujah Vocalist Enrique Madico blends emotive and melodic vocals in juxtaposition with the raw power of the hip hop verses to create a powerful track. Next up is the title track, "Blind American" is a satirical look at  American politics' impact on immigration. This is another surprisingly touching track that sees Chrymes' candid and angry vocals combine once more with Macido's distorted vocals. The melancholic and

Anglo-Canadian Alt Rock act We The Crooked prepare to release Stevie Wonder cover 'Pastime Paradise' Next Friday

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  Acclaimed Canadian alt-rockers WE THE CROOKED detail stunning cover version of Stevie Wonder’s 'Pastime Paradise', which arrives everywhere on Friday 14th January 2022.   The roots of WE THE CROOKED were initially put down at the start of 2017 under the moniker, The Crooked . Much like the band’s engrossing sound, the makeup of the group is also intriguing. Although the four-piece now resides in Toronto, Canada, J.C Sandoval (lead vocals, guitar) originally hails from Costa Rica, Anthony Dell’Orso (drums) comes from Italy, Russ Shipman (bassist) originates from Switzerland, and Neelesh Vasistha (lead guitar) was born in the UK. Throughout their early years, the alternative quartet toured relentlessly throughout Canada, and in doing so, built a strong fanbase. The band set loose two EPs, The Shoebox Session s and First Place Silve r, where notable playlist features ensued, as well as support shows with the likes of Danko Jones, Pop Evil and Royal Tusk.    In 2019, The Croo

ALBUM NEWS: CZECH METAL ACT DYMYTRY TO RELEASE THEIR FIRST INTERNATIONAL ALBUM 'REVOLT' NEXT WEEK VIA AFM RECORDS

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DYMYTRY release their new album 'Revolt' on 14th January, out on AFM Records. Check out the video for 'Revolt' here: January 14, 2022 will see Czech psy-core metal masters Dymytry release their sixth and first international studio album, Revolt , on German powerhouse label AFM Records! After well over one thousand concerts in their home country, five successful records to date and a platinum award for their latest release 'Revolter', Dymytry has opted for a step that is unusual in two respects: 'Revolt', originally recorded exclusively in Czech, will be the first Dymytry album to also be released in the English language, as well as introducing their new, additional singer Alen "A.L.“ Ljubic. “ Four years ago we came up with the idea of expanding our musical operating radius beyond the Czech Republic. We probably wanted to get out of our comfort zone and try something new and different. After translating a few of our tracks into English, we star

EP OF THE WEEK: ONE LAST DAY: CHAPTER 1: THE END IS THE BEGINNING

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  Fast-rising UK hard rockers' One Last Day released their much-anticipated debut, Chapter 1: The End Is the Beginning  last month via Forge AMP Entertainment. The South-East newcomers have been described as 'heavy and emotive', combining several different rock styles to forge their own identity. The band were formed over a jam session by guitarists Gareth Stapleton and John Harmsworth, who were later joined by vocalist Alex Willox and drummer Adrian Osman. The band produced this eight-track EP, with mixing and Mastering done by IgniteAmr and the artwork completed by Polish artist Piotr. The EP begins with the fabled 'Prologue 'many bands choose to open albums with these days. A dark and sinister intro that sees the guitars and bass building towards the explosive 'Burning Inside', a reminder rock is certainly not dead. A blistering intro of guitars, powerful vocals, and menacing drums is a good start for the talented quartet. Next up is the equally emotiona

ALBUM RELEASE: CRUZADOS TO RELEASE 'SHE'S AUTOMATIC' ON JANUARY 28TH VIA DEKO RECORDS

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  CRUZADOS release their fabulous new album 'She's Automatic' on 28th January 2022, out on Deko Records.   Cruzados are excited and busily gearing up to release their long-awaited and much anticipated third album, a collection of 11 all-new original songs titled "She's Automatic!" to be released 28th January 2022 on Deko Records. Recorded in Los Angeles in the winter of 2021, the new album promises to deliver the bands signature rock and roll sound and spirit that first put Cruzados on the map some 30 years ago. The band's new lineup features Cruzados co-founder bassist/songwriter Tony Marsico, vocalist Ron Young ( Little Caesar) , guitarist Loren Molinare (T he Dogs ),  guitarist Mark Tremalgia and drummer Rob Klonel.  The album includes guests performances by J ohn Doe (X),  Dave Alvin (The Blasters), David Hildago and Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Gia Ciambotti (Bruce Springsteen), Melanie Vammen (The Muffs, The Pandoras), Greg Kuehn (TSOL), Jim