Yorkshire rock band Servers have shared details of their forthcoming new album.
Ad Nauseam, the band’s third studio LP and follow up to 2016’s Everything Is Ok, will be released on the 19th of April via Servers’ own label, Realms Above Records.
At the same time the band have announced that drummer, Si, has left the group following the recording of the new album. His replacement, Liam Power, will make his live debut at the Ad Nauseam launch party on the 19th of April at Barnsley venue The Old School House.
Vocal powerhouse Savannah Pope, formerly frontwoman of the hard-rocking glitter-glam outfit SpaceCream, has gone solo.
Announcing the next stage in the development of her career, the singer-songwriter has shared the video for her new track “Creature”, a labour of love that has been a year in the making.
Blending original footage with sophisticated original motion graphics, Pope put the video together frame by painstaking frame, creating breathtaking and bold imagery that is both beautiful and disturbing.
Influenced by such luminaries as David Bowie, Lou Reed, Queen, Joni Mitchell, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Heart, Pope’s music blends a classic rock and metal bedrock with a unique glam-centric creative sensibility. One thing’s for sure, there’s no mistaking the power or range of Savannah’s astonishing, instantly recognisable pipes. There’s simply no-one like her in music today.
Skin Back Alley’s new favourite thing in the entire musical cosmos? You betcha.
Check out the video for “Creature” below.
Savannah Pope is expected to announce details of her new solo EP later this autumn.
Low have announced that their new album, Double Negative, will be released via Sub Pop on the 14th of September.
They’ve released a ‘video triptych’ for new tracks “Quorum”, “Dancing And Blood” and “Fly” that you can watch below.
Double Negative was produced by BJ Burton at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Low will play two shows in the UK next week before returning in October.
Jun 19th: Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social
Jun 20th: London, United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth Hall (Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival)
Oct 15th: Bristol, UK – Trinity
Oct 16th: Manchester, UK – Manchester Cathedral
Oct 17th: Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
Hull-based five-piece La Bête Blooms have shared their new single.
“Take Arms” acts as a rallying cry for the dispossessed, charging in on a wave of fuzzy, pulsing synths and warped, off-kilter guitar.
Skewering every-day stereotypes and lazy generalisations with pent-up energy and caustic wit, the band offer up solidarity and solace for “…all the northerners pretending to be southern, for all the business class still living with their mothers.”
“This song is for everyone. The rich, the poor, the north and south, one big messy family going down swinging”, say the band.
Check out “Take Arms” via the video stream below. The song is released today via The Adult Teeth Recording Company and is available on streaming services worldwide.
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.