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TRACK OF THE WEEK 10/12/17 – BOSTON MANOR – DROWNED IN GOLD

Boston Manor’s new single ‘Drowned In Gold’ has claimed this weeks track of the week!

“’Drowned in Gold’ is about people being followers; people who never question anything & surround themselves with trivialities and mundanity,” explains vocalist Henry Cox of Boston Manor’s new single. “We had been writing for a while and wanted to put something out,” Cox continues. “We’re really proud of this one and so decided to release it ahead of the upcoming UK tour.”Make sure to check out this weeks track of the week https://youtu.be/Zpd2ILACbKc

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FICK AS FIEVES – POISON IVY – REVIEW

With their steady flow of single releases this year such as ‘English Weather’ and ‘Insomnia’, Fick As Fieves are rounding off their year with their newest video and single ‘Poison Ivy’. Continue reading “FICK AS FIEVES – POISON IVY – REVIEW”

REALMS DROP DEBUT EP ‘ECHO CHAMBER’

Today is the day that post-Hardcore 5-piece Realms Release their debut EP ‘Echo Chamber’!

Commenting on the EP, the band have said ‘We’ve worked really hard on this EP to write the best songs we could and couldn’t be happier with the results, so please give it a listen and let us know what you think!’

Make sure to check out the meaning behind ‘Echo Chamber’ HERE and listen to Zealot off the EP below!

REALMS TRACK-BY-TRACK GUIDE TO ‘ECHO CHAMBER’

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Realms, the 5-piece post-hardcore band hailing from Yorkshire, are on the verge of releasing their debut EP ‘Echo Chamber’ on Saturday 9th December 2017! In the run-up to their new EP, we had the chance to take to Realms about each of the tracks from ‘Echo Camber’ and the true meanings behind each of the four tracks!

H.D.Q (Hung. Drawn. Quartered)

This song underpins the battle between two rather distinct traits I have within me. These are the negative and positive aspects of my personality. The negative aspects focus on loneliness, alienation, depression and a sense of giving up essentially. I hit a low point and thought that I couldn’t continue down this road anymore, however I have a strong will and stubborn part of me that is optimistic and won’t give. That has to see the way out of the darkness. This song is kinda that journey and is an ode to this idea that no matter how hard shit gets, there is a way out. We all have problems, you’d be ignorant to say otherwise and this is me saying don’t give up, you can do this.

Painted Demons

You’ll notice a theme through most of these and this concentrates on this idea that people in our society wear masks. We all do it whether we realise it or not. I try not to but it’s hard sometimes. Especially when you have jobs and are faced with certain social situations, but basically this is all about feeling like you cannot be yourself or that people don’t often see the real you. When you’re with your friends you could put on this sort of bravado, you’re a lot more intimate with your partner etc. So people make judgement calls on a snapshot of a personality you essentially don’t have. We see it all the time and especially now we have social media. People are so quick to judge and that’s kinda where I went with this one. I am very introspective though and so most of the songs are spoken in first person because I feel like my writing is a cathartic process and helps me cleanse myself of my bad emotions.

Wallflower

After finding out the actually definition of the word wallflower this song felt like it needed that title. Lyrically this is about my inability or my warrant consciousness of not wanting to be in the limelight. Like I find that shit hard. We hold a lot of the people we respect on pedestals, even people we hold close to us and I think it can make us delusional to the things they do for example and I wouldn’t ever want anyone to place me on a pedestal. This song has a few ideas mixed in but from an introspective point if I were to disappear don’t hold a fancy ceremony and don’t mourn me. Celebrate being alive and the memories we had, people you were so close to a year ago can become complete strangers because of a lot of different factors.

Zealot

Ok this is probably the easiest on the album because it’s very blunt. It’s about religious extremism and the effects it can have on believing in something to much. I don’t want to get caught in a debate about religion or anything. My stand on it is that I think religion can be a good thing but as humans do we’ve taken something that can be used in a positive way and used it to manipulate masses of people. The story behind this is that I found out about a man called Jim Jones who had a cult in the 60s and 70s called the Peoples temple. They ended up committing mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. 918 people died that day. To me that is absolutely harrowing but what made it worse were the fact adults were administering the Kool Aid, because that’s how the died, they drank a mixture of Kool Aid and cyanide, to their own fucking children. Hearing this just struck a really bad chord with me and that is the result of this song. It’s for the innocent children that didn’t even get a pass at life.

Realms’ new EP ‘Echo Chamber’ is released 9th December 2017 and will be available on all available platforms! In the mean time, why not listen to their released single ‘Wallflower’ below!

BEHIND THE SCENES OF FALL OUT BOY’S ‘HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T’

We all know and love Fall Out Boy’s new single ‘Hold Me Tight Or Don’t’, and to help amplify that love, the band have released exclusive behind the scenes footage of the shoot!

And just in case you need a reason to listen to the song again, check out the music video below!

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS REVEAL MASSIVE US TOUR

After the release of their new album ‘Gossip’, Sleeping With Sirens are taking their tour to the roads of America this January as a part of the ‘Gossip World Tour’!

Bringing bands Set It Off and The Gospel Youth as supports, this tour is set to be pretty big! Make sure to check out dates for the North American tour, Australia and European tour below!