Tag Archives: melodic punk

Love Equals Death have a new single and lyric video!

Love Equals Death was founded in the depths of California, fittingly on Halloween to create a band that mixes Horror Punk with Skate Punk. The first Love Equals Death album Nightmerica was release by Fat Wreck chords and had the trio around Chon Travis tour with bands like AFI and Tiger Army all around the globe.
 After releasing a split record with their buddies The Static Age and a B-sides compilation – both on SBÄM records – they are now ready to unleash their brand new album “Gravity and Grace” on July 17.
 The first single “The Letter” is out on May 18 as well as the cool lyrics video created by Dominik Geiger.
 The Letter is about broken trust. When you go all in for someone and realize that it’s not reciprocated. Not only that, they didn’t respect you enough to tell you to your face, but instead, left it all in a letter. 3420 came together in the studio. We needed another song, but didn’t have lyrics. We were trying to come up with ideas, so I started to think about people that I know or have met in my life that stood out to me, and my friend Shelby came to mind. The rest is history.   Gravity and Grace is a lifetime away from Nightmerica. There have been so many obstacles since then just to get to this point in releasing a new album. The gratitude that I hold for aIl those involved is overwhelming. I can’t think of a better time than now for this musical and life expression.
  – says singer and guitarist Chon Travis. The Letter can roughly be described as Bauhaus meets The Clash!

The Venomous Pinks drop new video taken off their new album!

Before the release of their first album Vita Mors on June 3, 2022The Venomous Pinks dedicate their last single Broken Hearts Club to those who left us too early.

„Hold onto memories that fade away. Where did you go? I wanna know.“ Mit einem Refrain, der sich sofort im Kopf festsetzt, und verletzlich ehrlichen Lyrics schaffen The Venomous Pinks eine weitere ikonische Single. Die Gleichzeitigkeit von Eingängigkeit und Tiefe macht Broken Hearts Club nicht nur zu einem sofortigen Hit, sondern auch zu einer berührenden Hommage an geliebte Menschen, die zu früh gehen musste.

„Broken Hearts Club ist ein Track, der denjenigen gewidmet ist, die wir geliebt und verloren haben. Durch die dokumentarische Linse zeigt das Video Rohaufnahmen von uns im Studio mit den ProduzentInnen Cameron Webb und Linh Le. Das Schreiben dieses Songs war so eine persönliche Angelegenheit, dass es nur Sinn machte, uns ungefiltert als Band zu präsentieren. Sowohl kollektiv als auch individuell ist es wichtig, sich daran zu erinnern, dass wir als Gesellschaft in den letzten Jahren so viele Tragödien erlebt haben. Die Ungewissheit und die Endgültigkeit des Todes ist die eine Sache, die wir alle gemeinsam haben. Für das Heute zu leben ist eine Entscheidung, die oft als selbstverständlich angesehen wird”, 
erklärt Frontfrau und Gitarristin Drea Doll.
Broken Hearts Club ist die dritte Single aus Vita Mors, das am 3. Juni 2022 bei SBÄM Records erscheint.

“Hold onto memories that fade away. Where did you go? I wanna know.” With a chorus that immediately gets stuck in your head and vulnerably honest lyrics, The Venomous Pinks create yet another iconic single. The concurrency of catchiness and depth makes Broken Hearts Club not only an instant hit, but a touching homage to loved ones that had to go too soon.

“Broken Hearts Club is a track dedicated to the ones we’ve loved and lost. Captured through a documentary lens, this video reflects raw footage of us recording alongside producers Cameron Webb and Linh Le. Writing this song came from such personal space, it only made sense to showcase us unfiltered as a band. Collectively and individually, it’s important to remember that over the past few years, we as a society have experienced so much tragedy. The uncertainty and finalization of death is the one thing each of us have in common. Living for today is a choice often taken for granted”, explains front woman and guitarist Drea Doll.

Broken Hearts Club is the third single from Vita Mors, which will be released on June 3, 2022 on SBÄM Records.

Drea Doll – Guitar, Vocals
Gaby Kaos – Bass, Vocals
Cassie Jalilie – Drums

Jack Grisham (b/w)
Alexander Thomas

(review) Swallow’s Rose – Downfall (SBÄM Records)

You know that good feeling when you discover excellent band due to good people at SBÄM Records? Well, Swallow´s Rose are from Bavaria, Germany and although this is their second release, this full length is the first one I heard from this excellent band. Yep, you might guessed it, they play punk rock and that kind of nice melodic punk rock which makes your heart flutter with joy and happiness. This record contains twelve songs of mainly mid tempo punk rock with lots of soul, heart and melody, emotions and hope. But, emotions are what makes music tick, right? There are couple of excursions into faster skatepunk hardcore waters in some song parts, but mainly there are mid tempo songs which hit you hard in your face with their honesty and power. If I must compare this band to someone, it would be a mixture of Off With Their Heads, Menzingers and No Use For A Name. Vocals are rougher but singer Dominik has such beautiful voice and backing harmonies with all the vocals are just divine and fabulous. Lyrics are rather personal, but I am fan of such lyrics in this kind of punk rock, so I love it. My personal favorites are Live For Today, He Said, She Said and Up To You. Gods, I am so happy for this record to hit me. Hats of to people at SBÄM for making scene richer with such great releases.