Boss Keloid announce new album and worldwide record deal

Britain’s finest heavy psych-proggers Boss Keloid have announced a new record deal and teased their forthcoming new album.

Following widespread acclaim for their 2016 collection Herb Your Enthusiasm, the band have signed a worldwide deal with the renowned Holy Roar Records and will release their third long-player, Melted On The Inch, in Spring 2018.

Say the band: “We are delighted to be signing to Holy Roar for the release of our new album, Melted On The Inch. They’re a progressive and passionate label with an ethos that we strongly admire and relate to, so it’s really cool that they’ve shown a great deal of interest and passion in our music. It’s an honour to join such a musically strong and diverse roster.

“For us, Melted On The Inch is a strong progression from Herb Your Enthusiasm. It draws from a much wider pond of influence than our previous. It is more progressive, more uplifting, more melancholic, more emotional, more dynamic, there is a greater emphasis on light and shade, it is heavier, it is more delicate, it has more beauty, it has more darkness.”

Check out the teaser for Melted On The Inch below.

You can read our 2016 interview with Boss Keloid here, and check out our review of previous LP Herb Your Enthusiasm here.

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Lavender Child shares video for debut single ‘Happy Illusions’

Lavender Child, a.k.a. Toronto artist Caitlin Comeau-Jarvis, has shared a video for her new single “Happy Illusions.”

The evocative song blends alt-folk instrumentation with Comeau-Jarvis’ serene and enchanting vocals, while the accompanying video echoes themes of community, identity and a connection to nature.

“‘Happy Illusions’ was inspired from a weekend at an outdoor music festival,” says Lavender Child. “The environment alone was stunning; lush forests with enchanting art installations throughout the trails.

“The unsettling ambivalence of the place came from the juxtaposition between the people and the peaceful surroundings. My head spun from the irony both in relationships to nature and each other. I heard so many people say that they loved one another, which conceptually was beautiful, but realistically had me questioning the authenticity of the community.”

You can watch the video for “Happy Illusions”, directed by Dylan Mitro, via the stream below.

Lavender Child will continue to release new songs in the coming weeks up until the release of debut EP, Reflections.

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MXMS share video for new single, a cover of Nirvana’s ‘Something In The Way’

NYC/LA funeral-pop duo MXMS have shared a video for their new single, a cover of Nirvana’s “Something In The Way.”

Vocalist Ariel Levan and pianist Jeremy Dawson’s take on the legendary Nevermind era track gives it a sparse and haunting electronic treatment, perfectly accompanied by the nightmarish, dream-like visuals of Los Angeles based indie film maker Chris Kostrazak.

Say Levan and Dawson of the single: ” ‘Something in the Way’ is our favorite piece of Kurt’s writing. The numb, submissive feeling has been glue for other frightened humans like us. Our re-creation of the song is our interpretation of Ariel’s daily cyclic journey through mental illness, depression and the drugs that sometimes work. The song is meant to postpone the inevitable face-to-face with reality that’s en route.”

You can check out the video via the stream below.

MXMS’ debut EP is slated for release in early 2018.

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Listen to three new tracks from Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

Photos: Myriam Santos

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are set to release a self-titled new album on the 25th of August via Fantasy Records.

Ahead of the release the band have shared three new tracks that you can stream below. Lady Gaga provides backing vocals on “Find Yourself” alongside indie-pop artist Lucius on gospel-tinged ballad “Set Me Down on a Cloud.” The two songs are joined by a slow-burn rock ballad, “Forget About Georgia.”

Frontman and guitarist Nelson (son of country legend Willie Nelson) says of the new album: “I knew I had a lot of good songs that transcended the cultural boundaries between rock & roll and country. We owe a lot to Neil [Young].

Nelson adds: “We made this record after coming off the road with him for two years. Neil’s been mentoring us, and we’ve been absorbing that energy, and I think it shows. We got acclimated to a different level of artistic expression. I wanted to get the songs as pure as they could be. We’ve grown.”

You can pre-order the new album bundles now via PledgeMusic.

The track list for Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real is as follows:

01. “Set Me Down On A Cloud”
02. “Die Alone”
03. “Fool Me Once”
04. “Just Outside Of Austin”
05. “Carolina”
06. “Runnin’ Shine”
07. “Find Yourself”
08. “Four Letter Word”
09. “High Times”
10. “Breath Of My Baby”
11. “Forget About Georgia”
12. “If I Started Over”

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Hands Off Gretel gear up for UK tour with Skating Polly

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Hands Off Gretel, the alternative grunge band from South Yorkshire, will be supporting US rock outfit Skating Polly on six of their UK headline tour dates this summer.

The two bands, both heavily influenced by the riot grrrl bands of the 90’s, first met when Lauren Tate from Hands off Gretel watched Skating Polly supporting Babes in Toyland in 2015 in Manchester. Following an exchange of Cd’s at the gig, Hands off Gretel were invited to support Skating Polly in London in 2016 and played a sold out gig at the Lock Tavern.

Skating Polly return to the UK in July to support Kate Nash on her European tour. In between these dates they will play a series of headline shows and have invited Hands Off Gretel to join them as special guests.

Catch Skating Polly and Hands Off Gretel on the following dates:

Jul 27th: The Moon Club – Cardiff
Jul 28th: The Cavern – Exeter
Jul 30th: Yardbirds – Grimsby
Jul 31st: Broadcast – Glasgow
Aug 02nd: Thunderbolt – Bristol
Aug 11th: Sebright Arms – London

You can watch Hands Off Gretel’s video for their track “Plasters” below.

Hands Off Gretel’s album “Burn The Beauty Queen” is out now.

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