Tag Archives: melodic punk

(new video) Stand Up Stacy-melodic punkrock from Germany new video Something To Believe

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Picture by Christiane Böckel

Stand Up Stacy is a punk rock / alternative rock band hailing from Munich, Germany. The guys are known for their explosive live concerts and their big, melodic sound.
The guys are lifting the typical punk rock sound of Blink-182 or Sum 41 to another level and found their way to bring the sound of the big rock bands of the 2000’s to the present day, mixing great choruses and driving beats with interesting influences and harmonies.
On their new single “Something To Believe”, the band comments: “It’s the first single from our first full album, “The Magnificent You”. It’s a song about being trapped in your own head, not able to find an exit. Too often, people tend to focus on those little negative things, which sum up to a heavy burden for you and your surroundings.
This song is a wakeup call: don’t let go of the positiveness that can be found everywhere around you. Step out of your shadow. Find Something To Believe.
With a host of plans in the works for next year, there’s definitely nothing stopping Stand Up Stacy! The band’s debut full length, “The Magnificent You”, will indeed be out in spring 2020. Stay tuned!
The single on Spotifyhttps://spoti.fi/2J4UXfc

(review) Todo Match-The Damned(PCT musique)

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PCT Musique is a small punkrock label dedicated to promoting European and Canadian punk bands and delivering great underground music to us, hordes thirsty for great punk and creating underground network of cooperation. This time, they bring us the new record by punk band from Toulouse, France Todo Match. This record contains 10 songs. The music of Todo Match is a mixture between melodic side of punkrock, indie, pop punk and I can even hear more raw garage punk influence in some song structures. The lyrics are in English and I am really glad this band has something to say like against rich getting rich on the backs of poor(Rebellious Beat), pedophile priests(God Bye), unity in fight(Ignition), religion and death(Under The Stone). What I like about this band is them having a bit unconventional melodies and different songs varied from the faster punk to some mid tempo and slower bits remaining interesting all the time. The title song is pumping pure blooded punkrock but for me one of the absolute highlights of the record is A Perfect Democracy, with super lyrics and great fast energetic punk rythm. The best song on this record is Welcome To Wall Street City, filthy punk hymn against the broker system and all that corporate stocking crap going on there. Besides these songs that are highlights for me, you will have to discover the rest for yourself. Go get this one.

https://pctmusique.bandcamp.com/album/the-damned

(review) The Rebel Assholes-(Headed For) Dysphoria

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We recently featured French punkrock veterans The Rebel Assholes on the pages of this zine when they released their great new video. Well, that video was taken from their new e.p. and here it is. There are 5 songs on this one. And if I might add, this is superb emotional punkrock with a lot of guts, grits and melody the way it was supposed to be. The songs are not fast, in fact they are more in the mid punkrock tempo reminding me of a more melodic side of Menzingers, Flatliners and Nothington respectfully. The songs that I love the most and which totally entered my ear and brain are Dysphoria, Needle In A Haystack and Heads On Pikes. This is a beautiful record done by fantastic band!

https://therebelassholes.bandcamp.com/music

(news) Tsunami Bomb returning with new album on November 8 with Alternative Tentacles. New song is streaming and gig dates are here!

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Photo: Kevin Vonesper

We recently talked with Tsunami Bomb about their new album, the scene and many other things.

They are back with ‘The Spine That Binds,’ their first new LP in 15 years.

The LP, which was produced by the band and mixed by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Jeff Rosenstock), will be released on November 8th via Alternative Tentacles.

A new track “Petaluma” debuted yesterday on Kerrang! and is now streaming here.

Keyboardist/vocalist Oobliette Sparks tells Kerrang!, “Petaluma is about reaching a crossroad and realizing after choosing your path, that no matter how fast you run or how far you go, your past will find a way to catch up to you. How you decide to face it when it does is the only real path to finding absolution.”

‘The Spine That Binds’ will be released digitally and on limited edition colored vinyl.

Vinyl Pressing Details:

-100 Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl for Tsunami Bomb Squad and Alternative Tentacles Records Vinyl Subscribers (sold out)

-400 Turquoise Vinyl (available for pre-order online with copies also available at FEST and band’s upcoming album release show).

-Classic black vinyl

Pre-order bundles for the limited edition turquoise vinyl are now available at Alternative Tentacles Records’ online store. Exclusive shirt featuring the incredible cover art by JXRXKX, poster with photography by Amber Mannon, and an enamel pin by bassist Dominic Davi are also available in different combinations… and of course you can just get the record on LP or CD right here: https://alternativetentacles.com/shop/.

With the long-awaited third full-length release, ‘The Spine That Binds,’ Tsunami Bomb have proven that this latest chapter of the band not only embraces their signature style of aggressive pop-punk supplemented by a touch of darkness but has taken it even further.

Honing their skills of melody while being more in-your-face and more aggressive than ever, they conjure a dark journey of discovery with each track. Originally formed in 1998, and disbanding after many member changes in 2005, TSUNAMI BOMB reformed at the end of 2015.

This new release finds the quintet brought to life with the return of founders Dominic Davi (bass/backing vocals), Oobliette Sparks (keyboards/co-lead vocals), and Gabriel Lindeman (drums). Joined by Kate Jacobi (lead vocals) and Andrew Pohl (guitars/backing vocals), they combine their skills to create a sound that effortlessly mixes dark musings on the search to find one’s place in an increasingly uncaring world, into unforgettable anthems, calling on you to get up and sing-a-long.

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Upcoming Shows:

November 2nd – The Fest 18 at the Wooly Club Show in Gainesville, FL

November 22nd – Headlining Day 1 of Alternative Tentacles Fest at Cornerstone in Berkeley, CA. Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Alternative Tentacles and Album Release Show

(Day 1 is Tsunami Bomb, ArnoCorps, and Jello Biafra DJing/hosting and more TBA. Day 2 is Itchy-O and Victim’s Family with Jello Biafra DJing and hosting)

Official Site: https://tsunamibomb.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tsunamibombofficial/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tsunamibombband

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsunamibombofficial/

 

(review) Lagwagon-Railer(Fat Wreck Chords)

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Melodic punk legends from California Lagwagon are back with brand new full length album. Five years has passed since Hang and here are 12 new songs. I fell in love with this band like 20 something years ago when I first heard their Duh and Trashed albums. Throughout the years the guys perfected their metalic skatepunk played with technical perfection and precision along with Joey Cape´s distinct awesome voice to top it off. What I love also about this band is how they can create drama and atmosphere with their music, whether darker mood, sadness, melancholy or laughter. Stealing Light and especially Surviving California pick up where the band left off with the last album. Great a bit metalised riffs, catchy melody and fantastic guitar solo on the latter song make me smile and I know Lagwagon is back. Jini is a fast skatepunk song, reminding me of early bands and first three albums with its catchy and energetic melody. Parable is for me one of the best songs on this album with atmospheric intro and guest vocals by Joey´s daughter Violet and the acoustic ending with a lot of heartfelt drama and melody in the song itself. Bubble was chosen as first single and it is absolutely one of the highlights of the album with nostalgic lyrics and travel back in time song structure. Love this one, never enough of listening to this song. The Suffering is THE song of the album, I still get goosebumps only remembering the melody and Joey˙s voice and everything after that light intro. Dark Matter just rules with its darkened melody and harmonies, making me kinda sad while listening. Fan Fiction has a great lyric theme and sound a bit more mid tempo and rockish, but piano intro marks the start of another killer song called Pray For Them, fast song with gentle lyrics and this one literally brought tears to my eye remembering recent loss that we had endure. This album is by far for me the best Lagwagon album in the last 15 years or so.

https://fatwreck.com/

(new song) Edmonton punks Loser Points debut the new track!

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Edmonton punks Loser Points have debuted a new track called “Where Did All of My Money Go”. The new single is available via Spotify, Apple and many more digital platforms, check it out HERE.

Recorded by Casey Lewis (Belvedere) at Echo Base Studio, the song is the third single released by Loser Points so far this year, and won’t be the last since the band is actively working on new songs. “Denial & Error”, the band’s most recent album, was released in September of last year.

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Bio:

Many bands take years to develop and find a concise, mature sound. Loser Points, as they have done since their inception in 2015, follows no traditional timeline. With their latest full length, Denial & Error, Loser Points trades in the hardcore yells and blazing-fast song structures that earned them their place in the upper-echelon of the western Canadian punk scene in favour of hook-filled rock songs and massive, unforgettable choruses.

Loser Points: Website

Thousand Islands Records: Website

(review) Off With Their Heads-Be Good(Epitaph)

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Minneapolis based Off With Their Heads released their brand new full length album with Epitaph. This record contains 11 epic melodic emotional punkrock songs done with heart and kicking you right in heart and mind and bringing tears of sadness with a touch of melancholy combined with smiling and hope on your face and making you say thanks a lot for loving punkrock, loving this music and loving this band. The vocalist has one of the nicest voices that I ever heard in punkrock sounding harsh and melodic and sad at the same time. This is your melodic mid tempo, maybe even slow punkrock with some indie influences, I can even hear some doo wop and also pop in the song structures. I love all the songs, but if I must mention my favorites that would be: Disappear, Take Me Away, Let It All and Locking Eyes. For sure, one of the best albums to come out this year.

http://epitaph.com/