Holding Poison lay it all on the line via their unwavering and excellent new single, that will have your whole body shivering with excitement called ‘Sitting Duck‘.
London, UK-based indie alt-rock act Holding Poison, are one of those prodigious bands you listen to once in your life and never (ever) forget them. They push to the front of the line and show such undeniable quality on this gritty song, made with unadulterated fireworks, that sparks happily in your hungry-for-good-music brain.
This is the magnetic story about being with someone who isn’t in the same reality zone as you and you sadly fell short of their totally unfathomable expectations. They are so out of touch to the current world, that it boggles your mind and they are totally lost in their own mind. The sad thing is that you are now a sitting duck and feel let down, with only the pond to look at now to reflect, pondering life as you stare and realize that you won’t put yourself in this sticky situation again.
They rhythmically charge together like two batteries interlocking tightly, this is such a fiery effort from a new band in name, but old school in nature, as they power on to put those lonely hairs on the back of your neck, on full alert to this sonic soundscape of the very highest order.
‘Sitting Duck‘ from London’s alt-rock outfit Holding Poison, is a spellbinding performance that has you amazed and delighted you pressed play. They have unearthed a real gem here that is best served with a cuppa hot tea and the volume turned up on full.
Hear this hard-hitting rock track on Spotify and immerse yourself into their journey on IG.
Lockdown 2020 has generated a LOT of frustration and anxiety, and for most people – eye-test trips to Barnard Castle aside – have found that most of their interactions and experiences this year have come via social media. Now Drop Down Smiling are here, blinking and squinting in post-hibernation sunlight, to point out just how self-destructive those filtered ‘rose-tinted glasses’ choreographed lifestyles on Facebook and Instagram can actually be, with their red hot new single ‘The Fear Of Missing Out’. And it’s an absolute scorcher.
Launching with a subtle, melodic distorted guitar line before kicking in full overdrive-and-reverb style, ‘The Fear Of Missing Out’ is a slab of cracking alt-rock, a tasteful mix of B.M.T.H. and Biffy Clyro, with maybe a little Stone Sour or Architects and a dash of Interpol on the echoey picked guitar line. It’s a perfect blend of noise and melodic space, the dynamics in the track adding to the energy. It’s a powerful track, with some proper rock n’ roll groove in there, just enough electronica mixed in with the rock guitars and punchy drums to appeal to the radio crowd as well as the out-and-out rock fans.
‘The Fear Of Missing Out’ is out on the 8th January; check it out via Spotify, and follow Drop Down Smiling, via Facebook and Instagram.
UK Melodic Ska-Punk Rock band 3dBs Down drop new album ”Get Your Retaliation in First” on the 31st July and this is a teaser to get you in the mood for this hotly anticipated release. The Kent band furiously showcases their new music with small clips of all the new songs and this has got me licking my lips.
The band from Gravesend tease the new song list with announcements that ”Everyone Here is Better Than You”, ”Count To A Million”, ”Light On A Dark Day”, ”Idiot Ignorant Evil”, ”Greatest Day” and ”Moussaka” will be the tracks on the new output via Indiegogo.
On Friday 10th July the band will be releasing the brand spanking new single and the first for 15 years. ”Count To A Million” will be out on all streaming platforms and is the first single out.
Ah yes, this is the kind of rocking music we all need in our ears. I love it when bands aren’t conventional and really change it up. Bath’s Baby Shoes have just released their latest single so let’s turn this up loud and jump around in our lounges, waving at the neighbors at the same time. Who’s in?
”Kamikaze” takes a little while to warm up and they tease the audience at the beginning. I imagine the drummer doing some stretches and getting himself in the zone first. You must always wait for the drummer right? This powerful single soon warms up, distortion over for now and it steps into 5th gear and smashes through the vulnerable speakers.
Taken off ”Everyone That Could’ve Been”, which is set for release on the 1st of June, this is an awesome single full of dripping sweat and head nodding, that is bound to cause a few unsuspecting neck injuries.
Bath’s Baby Shoes have released a passionate song here and ”Kamikaze” is all about just going for it, what do you have to lose anyway. The world is messed up, let’s just enjoy life and dance until we smell like an old man’s toes.
Stream more on the bands Bandcamp channel and rock your socks off to this excellent UK band.
Any track which starts off with a RATM style prelude will have me instantaneously hooked. So, it wasn’t hard not to fall in love with the Common Chase’s latest single Monica. Whilst the production may be a little rawer in their almost Gothic approach to lo fi rock, there was so much emotion and momentum packed into the single that the anthemic energy hit you like a brick. However, I would have liked to hear a little more progressive rhythm to the track, the beat sits at a steady momentum throughout the melodies and bridges but what would round the track off perfectly would be a few more instrumental hooks. Yet, there’s no denying the solo which brings the track to a close isn’t intricate aural alchemy.
You can check out The Common Chase’s latest single Monica out for yourselves now by heading over to YouTube now.
‘Miscellaneous People’ is just one of the singles from the alternatively styled, resoundingly gifted Alternative artist Kwolek’s latest album ‘Masks’. You know when you can practically tell an artist’s IQ when you listen to their music? Well, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Boulder, Colorado-based artist was a card carrying member of MENSA. There’s just as much essence packed into the spaces around the sound as in the rhythmically relentless, yet quaintly lucid acoustic progressions. With an extended duration at 7-minutes long, it’s impossible not to be drawn in by the constantly twisting, seamless fluidity of the tight instrumentals. If the instrumentals aren’t enough to move you, then Kwolek’s sensually light Indie-styled vocals are bound to resound around the relentless weaving of the acoustic guitar around the classical strings and drums.
You can check out Miscellaneous People along with the rest of the tracks from the artist’s latest album by heading over to Spotify, there’s a whole 53 minutes of intelligently curated mixes as the ultimate offering of authentic aural pleasure.