Category: Track Of The Week

TRACK OF THE WEEK 28/10/18- IMMINENCE – PARALYZED

This weeks track of the week goes to Swedish post-hardcore four piece Imminence.

After a slight lineup change and a distinctive switch in musical styles, Paralyzed embodies the bands new direction, a path they aim to head down. Mixing elements of debut ‘Return To Helios’ and fan-favourite single ‘The Sickness’. A far step from ‘This Is Goodbye’ but still containing their signature styles and Architects-style influences. A track (and video) to hear now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HKRfKeVS78&feature=share

https://open.spotify.com/track/3vCHQhRlQTflUbMzQn6HZe?si=gJaAO4zgQ4u6J4Qm_FbAcw

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TRACK OF THE WEEK 02/09/18 – ILLUSTRIOUS – BY DESIGN

Illustrious have returned after almost a year of silence with their new track ‘By Design’ – which is also this weeks track of the week.

With an EP, ‘Quite Ethereal’ to be released hopefully in the coming weeks/months, this track is the perfect way to hype up the excitement for this rising Knoxville outfit!

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TRACK OF THE WEEK 12/08/18 – THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS – FAMILY VALUES

This weeks track of the week goes to pop-punk outfit The Young And Restless with their new single ‘Family Values’. The fast paced pop-punk single echoes both past and present pop-punk values and influences, to create the track that defines them.

Family Values’ is about the typical scenario of a broken home – of course that could mean a lot of different things, but we think it’s something a lot of people can relate to no matter what it could be. When growing up these can have a detrimental effect on you, it makes you feel vulnerable, angry and confused, particularly in your teens when you’re only just finding yourself. It’s just a constant whirlwind of emotions that we delved into when writing this single. 

At first the music seems quite upbeat, until the opening line comes in and slaps you straight in the face! We wanted to give the impression of someone putting on a front to mask how they’re truly feeling beneath within both the music and the lyrics. Having been in similar situations ourselves we want to remind those people, you’re not alone, and it’s okay because after all the said and done, it does gets better.”

TRACK OF THE WEEK 05/08/18 – AS IT IS – THE FIRE, THE DARK

With a new album set to come out in 5 days, As It Is’ new single ‘The Fire, The Dark’ is our track of the week!

Speaking of the track, singer Patty Walters says, “The Fire, The Dark’ is about self-destruction. Weighed down by his regrets and resentments, The Poet turns to habits of self-destruction as a coping mechanism, isolated and completely withdrawn from the world, neurotic and unstable, consequently jeopardising his relationship with his wife. 

This song in particular is one of the boldest musical departures from the As It Is many have come to know. It was a pleasure and a privilege writing this song alongside Larry Hibbitt of Hundred Reasons, a band whose sound directly influenced ‘The Great Depression’s darker direction.”

As an introduction to ‘The Great Depression’, Walters also comments that The Great Depression’ is about the societal romanticisation of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution. 

We’ve approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas.  More so than ever before, we’ll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change.”

TRACK OF THE WEEK 22/07/18 – NOIJA – WALLFLOWER

Bringing an excellent debut ‘Colourblind’ in October 2017, Noija are now starting a chain of ‘re-imagined’ tracks, starting with this weeks track of the week ‘Wallflower’.

Re-imagined with a powerful stripped-back approach with emotion and complexity woven into every subtlety, this new life of a previous song lives up to its original. The simplistic, yet well timed video also helps add a visual, not too distracting, but fitting well with the track. Make sure to check out the video below.

Original approach:https://youtu.be/eRlJ998WfyQ

TRACK OF THE WEEK 08/07/18 – CHAPTER AND VERSE – DEVIL IN BLUE

This weeks track of the week goes to alt-rock quartet Chapter and Verse with their newly released single ‘Devil In Blue’.

Bringing a fast alt-rock style to the table, Chapter and Verse embody exactly what their style is, while bringing a set of deeply personal lyrics to match. Frontman Josh describes the track as an outpouring of how “I firmly believe that acting with kindness is one of the most important things a person can do. The song we’ve just released is about when I failed to live by my own standards”

TRACK OF THE WEEK 17/06/18 – MUNCIE GIRLS – PICTURE OF HEALTH

Muncie Girls have claimed the title of this weeks track of the week with thee brand new single ‘Picture Of Health’!

The fast-paced vigour of the track emphasises the punk undertones Muncie Girls are striving to achieve. The melodic intensity of the track was written after vocalist and guitarist Lande Hekt realised “how much easier it is to worry about your friends than it is to worry about yourself.”

Also marking the announcement of the bands second LP ‘Fixed Ideals’, the album is said to be a coverage topics of anxiety and mental health, the effects of too much alcohol wasting potential, having a desire to learn and be educated, as well as focusing on personal relationships and the importance of friendship and family. And what we feel when those relationships let us down. Muncie Girls’ second album also marks a progression as Lande played both guitar and bass when they were tracking. She comments “Having two guitars sounds really different and adds intricacy to the songs. I was listening to different music when I wrote the songs and when we recorded it so that probably sounds quite different. I was listening to a lot of The Replacements, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Popguns and The Pastels so i wonder if any of that is audible! I think we all became a bit more adventurous when we were writing and recording this record.”

Check out the track down below!