Dutch rockers F.U.A. sign with Wormholedeath and reveal "Socially Transmitted Disease" album release date
Dutch Rockers F.U.A. are pleased to announce that they have signed with WormHoleDeath for the release of their debut album "Socially Transmitted Disease"
"Socially Transmitted Disease" has been recorded and mixed at Realsound Studio.
"Socially Transmitted Disease" will be released on 28 September 2018 via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group / The Orchard worldwide and on 28 November 2018 via Disk Union Distribution in Japan.
The album will be available for pre order on 14 September 2018.
"Hi we are F.U.A. As you probably know our debut album ''Socially Transmitted Disease'' is about to be released via Wormholedeath. We have been working on it for almost three years. With ''Socially Transmitted Disease'' we want to send a warning out into the world against the dangers of social media cause unfortunately a lot of people are addicted to their phones and computers. The digital drugs we use daily has taken our social lives in a stranglehold. We ourselves have fallen victim to the addicting digital world. So we decided to fight against it. The album containing 14 songs is a mixture between what we like to hear in music : raw powerful emotion and also a lot of fun! We hope that you all enjoy our music. We can't wait to see you rock at one of our shows! Cheers!"
F.U.A. is a Dutch light and heavy punk creation of four friends who are all self-taught musicians. The band started by accident when drummer Sander Pietersen was practising with his friend at a local bar. That same day singer Daphne De Heij walked past and interested by the sounds, entered the bar. It did not take long before she grabbed a microphone and busted out some self-written lyrics. Later F.U.A. was fully formed when bass player Robbert Van Der Bijl and eventually guitarist Mitchell Verschoor joined the group. The band started creating their own songs while simultaneously learning to play as a band.
When F.U.A. had just one song they immediately performed it live without second thought. The audience really liked the way the band presented itself. Generally having a good time and doing crazy on stage with easy to remember sing-along songs. F.U.A then quickly started to grow as a small underground punk-rock band. The demo released in 2015, while in low quality, was immediately sold-out. Armed with their own style F.U.A. took over the Dutch city of Purmerend as the go-to punk-rock band. With this newly gained popularity the band travelled all-over The Netherlands to perform on many venues, bars and festivals. Mitchell Verschoor joined the band at a later stage and started writing songs specifically for Daphne’s singing.
It proved very successful after the song ‘Cheers’ became a major turning point for the band. Daphne and Mitchell are mostly behind the lyrics of the songs. This means that alot of different views are taken into the music. F.U.A was also never shy about themselves and posted all kinds of video’s online. Some were funny moments while others were low-quality videos of shows. They just wanted to share all the good times with the world. Because of this online presence F.U.A. got approached by Italian music producer Corvi Wahoomy, from Realsound Studios and Carlo Bellotti, owner at record label Wormholedeath, in 2016. Bellotti asked the band for a newer demo. Agreeing to Bellotti’s request the band spend a lot of time recording this demo, but the sound was still low quality.
Still Bellotti saw a lot of potential in F.U.A. as he fell in love with the energy and sound of the band, especially the song "Cheers" . He wanted the band to record a fully fledged album with Corvi at RealSound Studio in Langhirano, Italy. The band, again agreeing, started writing an entire year and finally entered the studio in January 2018. Working together with talented producers Coruzzi Christian and Corvi Wahoomy, the fruit of the band’s labours have paid off. The album, containing 14 songs, was exactly what everyone had envisioned. With many influences in all kinds of rock. It's a fast and heavy creation with an unique style unheard of in the world of punk. F.U.A. is planning to release this album on a worldwide scale on the 28th of September, 2018 via Wormholedeath.
Ashes Collide is an alternative rock band from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Their music is inspired by 2000’s American rock, based on memorable guitar riffs, simple harmonies and powerful female vocals. While this style certainly attracts lots of fans, the group are in constant search of their own unique niche within the genre.
The band was created in spring 2015 by Nikita Frolov (guitar) and Alexahder Kolchin (drums) and completed in early 2016 by Roman Vtorov (bass) and Marfa Savchenko (vocals/lyrics). Since 2016, Ashes Collide have quickly gained popularity in their hometown and neighboring cities, performing many live shows. Their first single Ashes Collide, self-released in 2016, caused a lot of interest in the local rock communities and gigs in Finland and Estonia during 2017/2018 have marked the beginning of the groups planned global expansion. The latest work of the band, the EP First Collide, which was recorded in 2017, will be released worldwide later in the year on Sliptrick Records.
Ashes Collide are now working on new album as a follow-up to First Collide and booking future gigs that will allow them to express and show their developing style plus some significant changes to the bands sound.
First Collide | Released TBA, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Ashes Collide are:
Marfa Savchenko – Vocals
Nikita Frolov – Guitar
Roman Vtorov – Bass
Aleksandr Kolchin – Drums
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
InVogue Records proudly welcomes Sweden-based band Smash Into Pieces. The band blends elements electro & rock to create a very melodic sound with singalong anthems.
The band's label debut single will be released on April 20th. You can pre save the new single via Spotify here: https://ffm.to/superstarinme
Smash Into Pieces consists of:-
Chris Adam Hedman Sorbye (Lead Vocals)
Benjamin Jennebo (Guitar/Vocals)
Per Bergquist (Guitar/Vocals)
The Apocalypse DJ (percussion).
The band was founded by The Apocalypse DJ who has caught the attention of press & fans with his unique look & technology incorporated into his live performance.
SIP's last full length album "Rise and Shine" was released worldwide in January 2017. The album has collected over 12.5 million streams on Spotify alone. The band released a follow up single "Boomerang" that has gathered over 1.8 million streams in a short period on Spotify.
"We always try to find different types of artists for the IVR roster. We have never signed anything like Smash Into Pieces so I'm very excited to put something different out there for us. Great guys making great music, honored to be a part of what they are doing."
APR 27- Falun, Sweden- Falun Bowling & Krog (w/ Amaranthe, Jay Smith)
APR 28- Västerås Rockfest- Vasteras, Sweden (w/ Amaranthe, Lillasyster, Corroded)
APR 30- Västervik, Sweden- Simson
MAY 04- Stockholm, Sweden- Harry B James
MAY 05- Örebro, Sweden- Ritz Nightclub (w/ Jay Smith, NORMANDIE)
MAY 11- Göteborg, Sweden- Sticky Fingers (w/ Jay Smith)
MAY 12- Linkoping, Sweden The Crypt LKPG (w/ Sonic Syndicate, Jay Smith)
MAY 19- Hova, Sweden - Rockfickan
MAY 25- Edsbyn, Sweden- Parken
MAY 26- Ornskoldsvik, Sweden - Statt
JUL 07- Helsingborg, Sweden - Sundspärlan (w/ HammerFall, CyHra)
JUL 14- Asele, Sweden- Trillen (w/ Dead by April, Corroded)
Neutral Bombs is a punk rock band formed in 2015 in Lugano, Switzerland. The band consists of Rudy Pulino (vocals), Michele Sedili (guitar), Matteo Soldati (bass), and Gab Ferrantini (drums). Neutral Bombs take their inspiration from bands such as Rancid, Nofx, Bad Religion, and Street Dogs, incorporating a mix of street punk with classic 90’s punk rock. Their first EP Another Cultures Dies was released in 2015 consisting of 7 short fiery tunes. The band has since grown in popularity, playing multiple shows throughout Switzerland, Germany, and Italy.
The band is now ready to release their debut album entitled Pretend to Fly composed of 11 new songs recorded in October 2017 at New Mood Recording Studio (Cantù, Italy) and mastered at Newmastering Studio in Milano (Italy). Pretend to Fly will be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records later in the year.
Neutral Bombs are:
Rudy Pulino – Vocals
Mick Sedili – Guitar
Matte Soldati – Bass
Gabriele Ferrantini – Drums
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Sony Classical is pleased to announce the signing of renowned German pianist and composer Volker Bertelmann - known as Hauschka - in a new long-term recording contract. The first fruits of this collaboration will herald a return of the artist to his musical origins with an album of melodic solo piano works. The album will be released in early 2019.
A composer, songwriter and experimental musician, Hauschka is known as one of today’s leading exponents of prepared piano music. In recent years he has also built a prolific career writing scores for films, coming to international prominence in this field through his soundtrack for the hit film Lion in 2016. Scored in collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran, the soundtrack was nominated for numerous awards including an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA.
Hauschka discovered the prepared piano shortly after the release of his first solo album Substantial and the instrument has been an integral part of his compositional endeavours ever since. His impressive catalogue lies testament to his extensive exploration of possibilities on this instrument, ranging from the spontaneous improvisations of The Prepared Piano (2005), to the electronic sound-worlds of What If (2017).
Ever prolific, Hauschka has worked on numerous other projects throughout the last decade, most notably in the fields of film, theatre, dance and classical ensemble works. His recent soundtrack work, in addition to Lion, includes the films In Dubious Battle (2016), Exodus (2016) & Praia do Futuro; music for the new US TV mini-series Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch. He also founded Düsseldorf‘s annual Piano Approximation Festival, which features an always-imposing line-up of internationally renowned experimental artists.
Collaborators along the way have included Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino, violinist Hilary Hahn, the Alma Quartet, mandolin player Avi Avital, cellists Nicolas Altstaedt and Jeffrey Zeigler (formerly of the Kronos Quartet) and drummer Samuli Kosminen from Icelandic band múm. In recent years, Hauschka has also composed music for classical orchestras, ensembles and soloists such as the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, where he was Composer in Residence, Folkwang Chamber Orchestra as well as members of the Munich Philharmonic.
Volker Bertelmann says: “I am very proud to announce that I will release my next record with Sony Classical. With this record, I am going full circle and will return to my musical roots, where my music preserves the purity of piano in its natural form. I will continue to explore prepared piano with my existing labels, but my music with Sony will be an expansion of my musical expression.”
Managing Director Sony Classical International Per Hauber says: “Volker’s sound musical knowledge and background enabled him to develop his own musical language, which in addition to his great successes as a film music composer, also made him one of the most innovative and sought-after composers of a new and vital classical music scene. At Sony Classical, we look forward with great curiosity and excitement to our joint projects with Volker.”
Volker Bertelmann/Hauschka is managed by Redbird Music: http://redbirdmusic.com
Alpha Omega Management is extremely glad to announce the signing of the Croatia's alternative rock metallers Nord!
Nord - formed in October 2013 - is hailing from Rijeka, Croatia. The meaning of the name reflects the idea of being lost in the sonic wilderness, but also their hopeful and positive attitude towards music and life. The band's sound is a blend of dark textural ambience, massive guitar riffs and emotional lyrics with a very personal feeling. Nord's debut album, "Play Restart" (released April 21, 2017 via Geenger Records), is all about finding a clean, new start in life. Nord is for the fans of Faith No More, Soundgarden, Helmet, Tool, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Deftones etc.
Comments the band on signing:
"We were all very excited about 2018 in general since we planned a lot of great things to come for our band - recording of our second album, many shows ahead all around Europe and making some new songs for 3rd album already.. But we didn't expect that things will get even better. The second day of 2018 started with (almost accidentally) getting in touch with Alex from Alpha Omega, and after a couple of great talks and after discussing all possibilities with band members we decided that this collaboration would be a great thing and a step forward for Nord! So far this decision has already proven to be a good one since we just got booked for a great tour in March (more information will be revealed very soon), and that is just the start we're sure. We are very positive about the Alpha Omega crew and hopefully we'll achieve some great things together and of course have much fun in the process. World, Alpha Omega is bringing us to YOU so get ready to rock out with NORD!! ?? ??"
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"We are very happy to welcome Nord to our family! These guys have the right attitude and desire to work hard to achieve their goals and conquer new territories! Soon we will announce their headliner tour, so check out this band and stay tuned, you will not regret it!"
Watch the band's latest video for "Remake" from their debut album "Play Restart": https://youtu.be/KoAkLeCjIBI
https://www.facebook.com/nordmusicofficial - http://music.nord.band/album/play-restart
Xtra Mile Recordings has signed Brand New Friend, an exhilarating indie pop brother-and-sister-fronted foursome from Castlerock, Northern Ireland, as announced exclusively by Stuart Baillie on BBC Radio Ulster's Across the Line.
The band – Taylor Johnson, vocals and guitar, Lauren Johnson, vocals and keyboard, Aaron Milligan, bass, and Luke Harris, drums – have been gathering steam since their first Irish tour in January wowing crowds in Dublin, Galway, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. Since then, they fired up the BBC Introducing Stage at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull; played at all the key Irish summer festivals including Indiependence and Electric Picnic; stole the show at Whelan's 'Ones To Watch' Festival in Dublin, and have sold out headline shows in Belfast. They've gained radio play from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and BBC 6 Music by Tom Robinson Show as well as consistent, solid support from BBC Radio Ulster's Across the Line.
Their third single 'Hate It When You Have To Go' was catapulted into the world in September, a two minute thrust of fuzz guitars and po-going keyboard melodies. Watch the video here. This perfectly surmised the same frantic melancholy-dipped rush of previous singles 'I Was An Astronaut' and 'Your Friends Hate Me', as well as the accomplished pure pop sting throughout the five-track American Wives EP highlighted by the thrashing title track and the delightful 'I Love You, Goodbye'.
With hints of Ash and Los Campesinos! but with an even more infectious blend of joy and sad, Brand New Friend only need a few minutes of your time to have you joining in on handclaps and harmonies.
Taylor Johnson said about the signing:
“We’re incredibly excited to have signed to Xtra Mile, a label who right from the off shared our huge ambition and the passion that we’ve poured into everything up until now. More than anything we can’t wait to start working even harder for them! We’re well aware of their great reputation and want to repay them for the faith they’ve shown in us by delivering a brilliant album and getting out on the road. The hard work starts now and we can’t wait!”
Charlie Caplowe, from Xtra Mile Recordings says:
“The first time we heard Brand New Friend we knew we wanted to be involved. It was immediate. They are a great and exciting new young band with huge potential. Instead of pausing for thought and restricting their momentum, passion and enthusiasm, Xtra Mile wants to jump on board and be with them from the beginning onwards. Really excited to be working with them. Onwards into 2018 and a cracking debut album.”
The band will headline the legendary Duke Of York venue in Belfast on 19th January 2018 where the likes of Snow Patrol started their careers.
Tickets will be on sale from 9th November 2017 here:
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