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Calboa’s latest release ‘Same S**t’: a newly found motivation in music

With a tumultuous past behind him and a newly found motivation in music, English artist Calboa has released his new single ‘Same S**h’, an ode to living through the same everyday problems and being able to atone for the mistakes we make, changing our way of life.

Indie to the bone and melancholic in his lyrics, Calboa inherits precious knowledge from acts such as The Doors, Nick Cave and The Libertines, demonstrated through a creative and straightforward approach to his music. He covers both personal and universal themes such as the loss of friends and loved ones and the dangerously easy descent into the world of drugs.

In this light, ‘Same S**h’ represents a relatable anthem for us all. Starting with a syncopated organ to set the tone for the first verse, crunch guitar lines quickly kick in to expand the rocky sound of this ballad, while his vocals reverb passion and honesty.

Calboa can classify as a poet – a multi-instrumentalist who finds in music his greatest expression and a way out of the “s**t” he’s had to deal with by using his experience as a means to inspire listeners.

Though the song is titled ‘Same S**h’, it’s definitely not the “same shit” you’re used to hearing, so go check it out on Spotify.

Review by Jim Esposito.

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The Escapades releases single Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Rock & Roll): Modernised Brit-Rock at it’s finest

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Alternative Brit-Rock band The Escapades who’ve just released their single ’Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Rock & Roll)’ it’s noisy, it’s chaotic and one you must check out,

From the beginning to the end it’s loud and there is a lot going on, this band sure knows how to make a killer Rock hit. From the hard hits on the Cymbal, to the blaring electric guitar solos and then the raspy high-pitch vocals, so much energy and personality blasts through.

By surprise you’ll get the loud shrieks and the thunderous instrumentation, if you thought it was crazy before then you have to wait till the chorus, it’s so lively and would be such an insane piece to play live. It’s so exhilarating and really enjoyable to listen too.

The Escapades sure know how to make a rather tumultuous track and that definitely shows in this piece. We can’t wait to see what is next for them!

Check out The Escapades Can’t Get Enough (Of Your Rock & Roll) by heading over to SoundCloud, you can’t miss this one.

Review by Karley Myall

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CATALINA SKIES- Fear King Kong: It’s no doubt that it’s an insanely superb piece of art

London-based quartet CATALINA SKIES have recently dropped their newest single ‘’Fear King Kong’’. With a mixture of Indie Pop and Alternative Rock, they surely know how to make a track that’s catchy in all the right places.

With in your face guitar riffs, crazy drum solos alongside the deep gritty vocals that compliment the lyrics. A band that has a story to tell and does that through up-beat melodies and energetic vocals. Sharing similarities with bands like Enter Shikari and Foo Fighters, from listening to Fear King Kong its safe to say they have nailed their sound.

Picking up the pace, and then slowing it down is something this band do very well, the overwhelming feeling of suspense lingers, when the pace picks up this massive amount of energy appears and the whole track just gets that little bit nosier and that little bit heavier and it’s so interesting to listen too how much of a transition it has but how well its done.

CATALINA SKIES is one you must check out if you’re into Rock or Indie as they will not disappoint, we can’t wait to see what these guys have in store for this year.

You must check out CATALINA SKIES Fear King Kong now by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Karley Myall

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Beachdust Release 60’s Inspired Song ‘Spider Baby’

Beachdust is an eclectic musical project with a fondness for unexpected and catchy songwriting. Elements of pop and 60s beat clash with garage, indie and alternative, making for charismatic and personable patterns, just like bands such as The Black Lips, The Kinks or even The Strokes, just to mention but a few. Their recent single release, “Spider Baby”, is taken from the band’s latest studio album, Midnight Sally, which features 10 songs, including the single itself.

These talented musicians set out to bring something unique to the table: It is amazing how this clash of tones appears so organic and orderly: it’s not simple to pull it off, but Beachdust effortlessly succeeded in the task, doing a great job at perfecting their distinctive sound formula in a fun and lighthearted way.

“Spider Baby” is a great example of the band’s formula, going for a catchy, light and energetic vibe, matched with a set of compact, yet endearing lyrics.

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A&R Factory Present: Animal House

Australian indie-rockers Animal House create a raucous, energy-fuelled sound on their upcoming EP Sorry, out on 18th November 2016.

Having already received critical acclaim for their last single English Girls, Animal House’s new EP is filled with witty lyrical storytelling, racing riffs and infectious choruses. With its undeniably catchy, high-energy garage-infused sound, reminiscent of the likes of The Strokes and The Raconteurs, Sorry oozes a welcome tongue-in-cheek attitude.

Animal House explains that Sorry is an “apology to our parents, friends, past employers who put their faith in us to lead a sweet and comfortable life in Aus and instead we’ve blown all that on a shot at making music”. Remembering the hedonistic adventures they’ve had whilst making music, the band admit they’re actually ‘not sorry’, and revel in the fun they’ve been having in the UK on each vibrant and uptempo track.

Finally settled in the UK, Animal House have already supported the likes of Courtney Barnett, Surfer Bloodand Drenge to name a few. They have also received praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Sean Keaveny, NME, DIY and Clash. They now hope to continue charming listeners with their “stupid garage pop songs” on Sorry.

Catch Animal House live at the following dates:

23rd September – Ryans N16 – London
28th September – Prince Albert – Brighton
28th October – Bleach – Brighton
2nd November – Rubi – Barcelona
3rd November – Paberse Matao – Valencia
4th November – Sala Rockstar – Benidorm
5th November – TNT Blues Bar – Cox
6th November – Fun House – Madrid
12th November – Bukowski – San Sebastian
14th November – Pop In – Paris
29th November – Birthdays – London

Sorry is out on 18th November 2016.