Hozier Annouces Return with New EP ‘Nina Cried Power’

After putting out a chart-topping self-titled album nearly four years ago, Hozier has officially announced his return and first new music since 2016’s “Better Love.”

The announcement came via e-mail with a hand-written letter from Hozier stating that a new EP titled “Nina Cried Power” will be coming Sept. 6. The letter reads in full:

“Thrilled to announce my new EP ‘Nina Cried Power’ will be released on Sept. 6th. Can’t wait to share these songs with you.
Many thanks and much love,
Hozier”

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No Rome Releases ‘Do It Again’ Music Video Ahead of Debut EP RIP Indo Hisashi

When I first heard “Do It Again” back in late May, I immediately felt that No Rome had found his home at Dirty Hit Records. He was already good on his own, but with the support and direction at Dirty Hit, he has reached his peak element. Continue reading “No Rome Releases ‘Do It Again’ Music Video Ahead of Debut EP RIP Indo Hisashi”

‘TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME’ is the Unapologetic Pop Song The 1975 Always Admired | Song Review

The 1975 just released the third addition to their forthcoming album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, and unlike the first two installments, “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” doesn’t require much deciphering. There are no thick layers of meaning to unpack, just thick layers of auto-tune. Continue reading “‘TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME’ is the Unapologetic Pop Song The 1975 Always Admired | Song Review”

King Nun Announce Debut EP With ‘Chinese Medicine’

Despite being named part of DIY Magazine’s “Class of 2018”, King Nun have been silent on releases throughout the majority of the year. But in a fortuitous turn of events, the four Londoners emerged on this otherwise unlucky Friday the 13th to heal our misfortunes with a bit of “Chinese Medicine.” Continue reading “King Nun Announce Debut EP With ‘Chinese Medicine’”

‘Overreacting’ | Olivver The Kid’s Newest Release Triggers ‘Overreaction’ From The Neighbourhood’s Jesse Rutherford

Olivver The Kid (real name Bryan Sammis) released the lead single off his upcoming EP Ego Surfin’ on Friday and it has sparked quite the response. Continue reading “‘Overreacting’ | Olivver The Kid’s Newest Release Triggers ‘Overreaction’ From The Neighbourhood’s Jesse Rutherford”

The 1975’s ‘Give Yourself A Try’ Introduces the Music For Cars Era

Well darlings, the much anticipated June 1 has come and gone without a new album from The 1975. To be honest, I felt it was a reach to assume the first signs of life from the Manchester quartet would be as daring as an entire album — but that doesn’t mean they didn’t make a bold comeback.

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Concert Review | Mallrat Makes Friends with Los Angeles Live at the Lodge Room

Taking the stage for the first time in a new city can be nerve-racking for anyone. What will the crowd be like? How will their energy be? Will they be responsive? Antagonistic? There are so many unknowns. To take the stage as a 19-year-old solo artist playing her first L.A. show far away from her home in Brisbane, Australia? The intimidation could be paralyzing.

But if Grace Shaw — known onstage as Mallrat — had any of those concerns, she hid them well. Of course, landing a spot on The New York Times list of stand-out acts at South by Southwest Music Festival (alongside recent South London darlings, Shame) offers a solid vote of confidence.

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Concert Review | Wolf Alice Live at The Mayan Play Their Biggest L.A. Gig to Date

There is plenty of conjecture as to what changes a band: popularity, experience, environment, age or just time itself. While speculators can never definitively pinpoint the cause of change, I can say one thing for certain. The Wolf Alice I witnessed at The Mayan last night were not the Wolf Alice I remember from their first 2015 U.S. shows. Continue reading “Concert Review | Wolf Alice Live at The Mayan Play Their Biggest L.A. Gig to Date”

Concert Review | Shame Live in Los Angeles Deliver a Cathartic Kick Off to First Full U.S. Tour

Shame have been lucky enough to have the wise words of music industry veterans guiding them throughout their formative years. One piece of insight was particularly pertinent as the five-piece kicked off their first full U.S. tour at The Echo in Los Angeles — L.A. crowds will crush your spirit.

But the sold-out club last night was worlds apart from the standard callous L.A. audiences who are too cool and too jaded to be impressed. Because when it comes to Shame’s stage presence, impress they do. The British band’s West Coast debut in support of their debut album, Songs of Praise, proved to be the most manic and delirious gig I’ve witnessed at the distinguished Echo Park venue.

Fair warning to those seeing Shame live for the first time: they are bound to become your new favorite band if they aren’t already.

Fair warning to those passing on such an opportunity: you’re missing the fuck out.

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