(record review)COLUMBUS-“A hot take on heartbreak”

Summer is on, the best season of the year is on, and how better to accompany the barbecue party on a sunny day than with the new, second studio album by Australian trio Columbus.


This Brisbane, Australia trio just released their brand new studio effort which contains 10 songs of nice melodic punkrock, almost pop punk with a slight touch of indie rock. Don´t let that scare you when you see pop punk added to these guys band name. Quite the contrary, the set of songs on this album provided by this band is just awesome as a soundtrack for daydreaming on a hot, summer day and riding on your bike or just having a lazy beer in someone´s backyard. The songs are not fast, they are punkrock mid tempo but I personally love “Care at all” having a nice harmonic chorus. “Give up” is also one of my personal favorites on this record. This is a feelgood record. I couldn´t listen to is every day, that´s true, but I loved it today!


Columbus Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/columbusbne/


(news/new video)Abandoned By Bears Debut New Video and Album Details on Victory Records

For a band that’s been together since 2012, ABANDONED BY BEARS is just hitting their prime with ‘Headstorm,’ their spirited new single out today. The track comes from their upcoming sophomore album, Headstorm, set for release on August 24, 2018.

“Even if you have the clearest view on life, on what you want to reach or where you want to go, new obstacles will come along setting you off course. ‘Headstorm’ is about taking the most important goal of your life and keep striving for it when this mystery called life throws you curve balls,” laments bassist Gustav Ericksson. “The video speaks for itself. We took a look at today’s pop culture to poke fun at situations you would see a more ‘baller’ artist in. It’s all in good fun and we had a blast making it!”


Fronted by the dual vocal combo of Leon Ekelund and Fredric Andersson, ABANDONED BY BEARS is rounded out by guitarist Jacob Devinder and Max Fahlman on drums. The Swedish noise mob released The Years Ahead in 2016 under Victory Records and spent a quarter of that year in the US touring ever possible corner. They returned in 2017 for another taste of America before closing out the year with their first ever tour of the UK. Due to overwhelming demand, the UK will receive the first taste of Headstorm as the Swede’s invade Europe starting July 1st. Plans for their third US visit are in the works for this fall.

7/1 Huddersfield, UK @ The Parish

7/2 Nuneaton, UK @ Queens Hall

7/3 Wrexham, UK @ Atomic

7/4 Bridgwater, UK @ Cobblestones

7/5 Southampton, UK @ Suburbia

7/6 Torquay, UK @ Apple & Parrot

7/7 London, UK @ The Slaughtered Lamb

7/10 Zug, CH @ Industrie 45

7/13 Milano, IT @ Circolo Svolta

7/14 Parma, IT @ Circolo Mu Never Say PMMP Festival

8/18 Sodertalje, SE @ Spinnrocken High 5ive Summer Fest


Headstorm Track Listing:
1. So Far Gone

2. Headstorm

3. Strangers

4. Borderline

5. Blurry Vision

6. Stepping Stones

7. Fervor

8. Drowned Out

9. Outrun Reality

10. Held Against You

11. Greyscale


Pre-order packages for Headstorm are available now and include an instant download of “Headstorm.” The full album will be available everywhere August 24, 2018.

(news)Chin Up, Kid Releasing Self-Titled Sophomore LP Out Today; Check out the new video “Wasted”


Indiana pop-punk band Chin Up, Kid have released their self-titled sophomore full-length on Standby Records.

The album is available on all digital outlets: https://fanlink.to/ChinUpKid

Standby Records: http://standbyrecords.merchnow.com/catalogs/Chin-Up-Kid.


The band says, “From June 22-July 14, we’ll be heading out west to play our brand new self-titled record front to back! Our friends in Rain in July will be joining us on select dates!”

Chin Up, Kid was formed in 2013. They shortly after released their debut EP, ‘Home Advantage.’ They showed success throughout playing many shows in Indiana including their local stop of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. In 2016, the band again self-released another EP titled, ‘The Way You Live Is Common.’ After a few lineup changes, Chin Up, Kid began writing for what would become their full-length label debut, ‘Swing With Your Eyes Closed’.


Throughout the past few years of experimentation, Chin Up, Kid has finally found their final form and their ideal chemistry. After closing the ‘Swing With Your Eyes Closed’ era, they created a signature sound for themselves. The events that transpired over those few months brought them back into the studio to create what would become their second full-length record. Chin Up, Kid’s brand new self-titled full-length album is out June 22 through Standby Records.