‘I’m OK’ is one of the most common responses you will receive when you ask someone how they are. Even if they’re not feeling okay, it’s the response given. It is this that helped fuel ‘Wah Ha’, the new single from songbird Lisa Mitchell. The single is currently available for free download through SoundCloud – but be quick, as it’s only available at this bargain price for a short time.
Post-hardcore favourites Dream On, Dreamer are at it again with new single ‘Darkness Brought Me Here’. The track is the first taste of their forthcoming third release, due for release early 2015. Considering the attention their 2013 release Loveless received, the band has a lot to live up to. They’ve always been a band that enjoys a good challenge, however.
Album number eight from Rancid has all but arrived. Titled Honor is All We Know, the album was produced by Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewtiz. From the presser: “It feels natural and organic, written without an agenda or bone to pick, rather the culmination of lives lived largely with a keen interest in the world and a sense of brotherhood.”
As well as having a few festival dates coming up, The Church have announced a run of smaller dates on the back of their forthcoming 25th release, Further/Deeper. 25 cracks is a massive effort, particularly as the band released their debut album, Of Skins and Heart, in 1981.
Since forming in 2000, heavy-hitters Trivium have released six albums. Their latest, Vengeance Falls, was released last year. Alternative Press said of the release: “Drawing together crunchy riffs, snarling vitriol, blistering shred-fests and stadium sized choruses it ticks all the boxes.”
He may not be entering the political game, but Gotye, aka Wally De Backer, has been busy with longtime collaborator Tim Shiel (Double J) on setting up a record label. Called Spirit Level, the indie label has signed a distribution deal with Inertia and announced their first release – experimental pop group Zammuto.