Motionless In White – ‘Eternally Yours’

Motionless In White have released a new single – ‘Eternally Yours’. Here we have a song that is almost beautiful, yet the edges are so nicely roughened with the band’s usual metalcore sound that the result is a fascinating blend of the two. Continue reading Motionless In White – ‘Eternally Yours’

Gorillaz -‘Hallelujah Money’

On a day that will be known for years to come as perhaps the most farcical, yet utterly depressing, day in 2017 – and possibly history? – it came as a delightful shock when Gorillaz of all bands released new music. ‘Hallelujah Money’ came down from the Heavens as though to say ‘even on this darkest of days there is still something to be happy about’. And so, with a big smile and bigger excitement I sat down and hit play, ready to be encircled with a sound that would restore some life in this bleak day.

To be blunt, the aforementioned darkness and gloom has only intensified, accompanied by the droning vocals of a man that sings as though he hates life itself. ‘Hallelujah Money’ is the most depressing thing I’ve heard in a while and whilst it may throw back to the sounds of some of Gorillaz’s older music, that does not by any means make it good.

Whilst I appreciate the political intent behind the song, I would have rather they had just put out a passionate tweet like everyone else.

Bullet For My Valentine – ‘Don’t Need You’

New Bullet For My Valentine music has landed! And it’s not half bad, either. The band have clearly taken a heavier direction with new single ‘Don’t Need You’ – a direction that I hope their album continues with. Screams from start to finish, with a chorus that’s equally as powerful with Moose’s heavy drums, we get the usual anger that Bullet never fails to deliver.

That said, Bullet’s success with this single is also – for me – their downfall. Continue reading Bullet For My Valentine – ‘Don’t Need You’

Avenged Sevenfold – ‘The Stage’

 

They’re back! After an excruciating 3 year wait, Avenged Sevenfold have returned to bless our ears with an awesome new song; ‘The Stage’. With this slightly longer – but by no means tedious – track of 8 minutes, A7X have silenced any fans that were skeptical of the bands next move following the slightly less successful 2013 album Hail to the King, as well as the switch from Arin Ilejay on the drums to Brook Wackerman.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘The Getaway’

Single #2 from Red Hot Chili Peppers has been released, and it’s as fun as the first! Opening with that familiar funky beat we all love, ‘The Getaway’ sets out to become yet another fan favourite from the new album.

The Chili Peppers have a real knack for making music that you just can’t help but dance to and ‘The Getaway’ is no exception. Despite  lyrics that don’t exactly scream ‘exciting’ in any way, Anthony Keidis’ chilled-out vocals combined with Klinghoffer’s cool guitar riff and backing vocals through the chorus allow this song to still exude that feel-good vibe that is so common with the Chili Peppers. The same can be said of Flea’s subtle but funky bass riff, which really keeps the song on its feet.

My only critique of ‘The Getaway’ has to be the song’s abrupt ending. The cutoff makes the song seem shorter than it should be, and even unfinished. Hopefully the album version sees a more gradual fade out. That said, I’m still a big fan of the song and can’t wait to hear what else they have to offer!

You can listen to the official audio of ‘The Getaway’ here.

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Dark Necessities’

They’re back! And with nothing short of a super cool new single either. Ahead of their headline performance at Reading and Leeds Festival this summer, Red Hot Chili Peppers have released ‘Dark Necessities’. This track brings us back to some older Chili Pepper sounds as they return to incorporating some funk in their music. True to their peppy nature, the song has got an uplifting, bouncy beat and carefree vibe that I already can’t get enough of. If the quality of all their tracks is at this level, we may be looking at RHCP’s best album yet!

Blink-182: ‘Bored to Death’

A long, stressful five years for Blink-182, and their fans, has finally come to end with the release of new single ‘Bored to Death’ and upcoming seventh studio album California (to be released July 1st, 2016). Contrary to the fears of many Blink fans, the departure of guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge has not affected the quality of this band’s music in any way, with ‘Bored to Death’ as preppy and uplifting as anything they’ve produced in the past. It’s definitely built confidence in the new album and I know I’m not the only one excited for its release.

As for the complaint that ‘Bored to Death’ sounds more like a +44 song than a Blink-182 song, I couldn’t disagree more. It’s no secret that +44 has massive influences from Blink music (seeing as it includes two of their band members), so naturally the sound of both will be similar. However, ‘Bored to Death’ lacks the slightly heavier sound that +44 were aiming for, and is catchier than anything they’ve produced. This single is the continuation of great things for Blink-182, and we all wait in anticipation for what’s to come.

It has also just been announced that the band will be touring North America with A Day To Remember, All Time Low and The All-American Rejects this summer.

Blink-182’s ‘Bored to Death’ can be accessed here.