Winchester 7 & The Runners bring the fuzz with their latest single ‘When the World Stops Spinning’

Ellen Oakley

A wave of fuzz like no other, Winchester 7 & The Runners, has created a track with all the bite and musicality of 90’s grunge with the melody and quirk of alt lyricism. ‘When the World Stops Spinning’ is chocked full of addictive riffs, a memorable breakdown and a joyful vibe that transports the listener to a place of reckless fun.

With a dynamic opening that mimics live playing, leading into a strong riff-fronted tune accompanied by earthy vocals that add a lightness to the distorted backing, ‘When the World Stops Spinning’ starts as bold as it ends.

The driving percussion is steady, grounding the track as it bleeds into a solo that feels reminiscent of classic 70s rock, with extra sludge. Somehow the song feels like it’s packed an entire culture of psychedelic rock, grunge nuances, and distinctive imagery in its just over three minutes run time. It stands as a real ode to Winchester 7 & The Runners’ talent and a tribute to the band’s influences. Not only is the style and presentation invigorating, but the whole track is lead by an electric ukulele which adds another layer of personality to the performance.

With a catchy beat that encourages listeners to dance their problems away, chant worthy lyrics and an overall aura of charm, ‘When the World Stops Spinning’ is the perfect soundtrack to any post lockdown adventures or for a kick of motivation when your weeknight is dragging. Winchester 7 & The Runners is refreshingly candid and genuine, combining various alternative scenes to a wall of sound and festivity. If you feel the lockdown blues, the addition of this song to any playlist will instantly rectify that.

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In Signs are knocking at your door with their new single

In Signs boast the latest melodic rock sound coming all the way from Kyiv, Ukraine. The three-piece band bring with them an immense new single that builds and builds until you are about to explode – and you want to do it all over again!

Introducing the rock track you never knew you needed, ‘Knock Knock’ is the first of several new songs from the trio, hoping to inspire new and old listeners and show the world that In Signs really mean business.

You can watch the brand new lyric video down below!

Combining something old and faithful with a twist of something new, atop influences from their Slavic upbringing, the new single really sets in stone what In Signs are about, simply through one song. The harsh, constricted vocals convey emotion that is only heightened by the incredible melody from the rest of the band.

It’s so important to be true with people who listen to your music and this is our main goal. There are a lot of artists nowadays but not all of them are doing art. We want to prove that music is not about money, it’s about the passion of your life. I’m a closed person and making music and writing lyrics is a perfect way for me to communicate with people. I become a songwriter by chance. I didn’t want to be a musician, it just came up after my first tattoo which is Metallica’s song title ‘Nothing Else Matters’. It’s such a great pleasure to play live some songs which I created from the very beginning. There are a lot of ways to create music but all our songs start from an acoustic guitar and vocals. ”

– Arsen, frontman of In Signs.

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YUNGBLUD and Machine Gun Kelly in Zombie Apocalypse in New Video

Continuing with the plethora of content from last year, YUNGBLUD treats us all to third collab with rap-turned-pop punk legend Machine Gun Kelly, finally giving us the video that we all have waited so long for.

Mirroring the same vibe as previous video collab I Think I’m OKAY, but with a major apocalyptic twist – zombies are about.

The boys are both reaching the end of a long, heavy night of partying when suddenly zombies strike! But they don’t care, continuing to party and play for the dead, similarly to how they did in the last video, where they performed on a raise platform to adoring fans with their arms in in the air. This time, the “fans” arms are in the air for a different reason – they want their blood!

This video is a quintessential YUNGBLUD and MGK collaboration, with eccentric outfits and makeup, attitude and huge energy. The only thing missing is the two of them being able to be together…perhaps we can hope that by time they come round to filming something for their third collaboration – Bodybag – featured on Machine Gun Kelly’s latest album, things will be different, and the two of them can celebrate and rock out together.

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Franki Pineapple does not shy away in her new maximum-attitude single

Franki‘s talents knows no bounds. In her home of Hollywood, she boasts a huge repertoire in screenwriting, journalism, writing novels, and now in her brand new calling. A newly-anointed singer songwriter fuelled by attitude and fearlessness, Franki Pineapple means business in the punk rock genre.

With an interesting mix of the rage and attitude of punk, the instrumentation of a thrash song and the influences of modern day EDM, the new release “Fuck It, Man” expresses the importance of just not caring about others – make sure you do you and do it well! The track comes in radio edit format but I suggest you just Fuck it, man and listen to the proper version – it’s more fun that way!

Stephanie Carlisi, AKA Franki Pineapple, calls the hills her home, born in the building that now houses the world headquarters of Scientology – a vast difference to the woman that became Franki. From birth, she has dedicated her life to storytelling, through many different mediums. The first taste of the music world came to her when legendary songwriter and actor, JD Souther (The Eagles; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor) hired her to transcribe his lyric journals. He encouraged her talents, nurturing the little musician into something confident, powerful and full of attitude!

With the new attitude came a new name: Franki Pineapple – sweet on the inside but spiky on the outside – suggested by her friend and producer Nararaj Tribino (PM Dawn; Nile Rodgers). Completing the identity, she donned a new logo, created by John Pasche, who also created the famous Rolling Stone’s lips and tongue – and this is where the fun really began.

Apple Inc took a disliking to Franki’s use of fruit, and pressed a lawsuit against the new artist, suing her for the use of the logo:

“Apple brought a compromise settlement to the table which I felt deep in my soul would limit me in ways I simply could not sign on for. I had done nothing wrong; I had infringed on Apple in no way; all I had done was put my heart and soul into the creation of something cool which represented peaceful rebellion; I knew I could not back down and so I decided to fight.”Franki

Coming out on top, Franki saw this as an act of rebellion against big corporate ideologies, and a prevailing sense amongst the nonsense of the whole case.

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New Sex Pistols Biopic is Coming!

Director Danny Boyle is set to oversee a brand new series biopic based on the Sex Pistol’s guitarist, Steve Jones, called Pistol.

Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the limited series has a brilliant cast lined up, including Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams, who will play punk icon Jordan – aka Pamela Rooke – and Babyteeth‘s Toby Wallace as Jones.

Anson Boon (1917) will play John Lydon, Louis Partridge (Enola Homes) will take on Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater stars as Paul Cook and Fabien Frankel (The Serpent) will play Glen Matlock.

The six-part series “moves from West London’s council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of Never Mind the Bollocks, which is frequently listed as one of the most influential albums of all time.

Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock (74937l) Sex Pistols – Sid Vicious, John Lydon, Steve Jones and Paul Cook after signing A & M record deal Various – 1977

“Their single ‘God Save the Queen’ was banned by the BBC and reached Number 1 on the UK’s NME chart, but appeared at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot,” the description adds. “For the only time in chart history, the track was listed as a blank, to avoid offence to the monarchy.”

Boyle, who serves as director and executive producer, described the Pistols’ breakthrough as “the moment that British society and culture changed forever”

“It is the detonation point for British street culture… where ordinary young people had the stage and vented their fury and their fashion… and everyone had to watch & listen…and everyone feared them or followed them. The Sex Pistols.

“At its center was a young charming illiterate kleptomaniac – a hero for the times – Steve Jones, who became in his own words, the 94th greatest guitarist of all time. This is how he got there,” Boyle added.

Pistol, which has been created by Craig Pearce (The Great Gatsby) and written by Pearce and Frank Cottrell-Boyce (24 Hour Party People), will begin filming on March 7, though no official premiere date has been confirmed yet.

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YUNGBLUD Asks “Is There Any Life On Mars?” In Emotional New Video

Yungblud announces huge 'Life On Mars' 2021 UK tour

November 26th saw YUNGBLUD’s 7th single release this year, bringing us an emotionally charged song mars, telling the story of a young trans woman fighting to be who she truly is, and spreading the message of self-identity and fighting for what is right. The song comes quickly after previous release Cotton Candy, which received a hugely positive reaction from fans and new listeners alike.

The video quickly followed, dropping 5pm yesterday. You can watch Below:

mars comes as one of the featured songs on the Weird!, which is releasing at the later date of December 4th, after being pushed back due to the delay in production of the Vinyl versions of the album.

YUNGBLUD has been teasing the content of this album, redesigning his style in a more liberating lyrical style with charged messages, as per for any of his releases. Earlier this year, he described the new album as “Inspired by Bowie”, the latest video clearly nodding its head towards the late performer.

I was lucky enough to get in touch with Jenna (Middle Bottom of the picture below), one of the featured actors in the music video, to ask about what the song means to her, the filming process and what it was like working with YUNGBLUD on set.

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“The song to me means reaching out to each other. From the moment I read the lyrics I felt it was about the story of a young trans woman who has been through a hell of a fight to be who she knows she is, and this can connect with everyone in one way or another. Fighting for yourself and what you deserve, fighting for what you know others deserve and, in this case, ultimately prevailing with Bright coloured lipstick and a tougher skin. Support each other, love each other!

“And the filming process was an absolute joy! Dom was so clear with what he wanted and that he wanted us to be OURSELVES. And you can see this in the video when everyone has a slightly different take on the fight. I felt completely supported and encouraged and most of the filming was done in one or two takes as it was made so clear what we were asked to portray.”

Keeping this year busy with announcements, we are blessed with three different tours over the next year, firstly with the Weird Time Of Life tour, an online event which sees both old and brand new songs performed in a location specific livestream, which is currently ongoing. Concert-goers can buy tickets for any location across the world, talk with fellow fans and be introduced to new bands through the support acts. You can still buy tickets here, with the run ongoing until the 7th December. The next announcement is the Intimate As F*CK, shows brought to fans in tiny venues across smaller cities in April and May of next year. Unfortunately these tickets have already sold out due to high demand! But if you still would really like that live event to see the new album releases in person, the Life On Mars tour is taking place late 2021. You can view dates and tickets here.

With the United Kingdom slowly coming out of national lockdown after the Coronavirus Pandemic slows, we as listeners can only hope with baited breath that these concerts can still go ahead, and it not, we hope a plethora of new music can come instead.

Written By Mars Smith

IDLES Raffle Off Guitar Amps For #saveourvenues

IDLES new album single

IDLES are set to raffle off one guitar amp in honor of the #SaveOurVenues trust, after The Music Venue Trust highlighted 30 grassroots venues that are still in danger of closure.

After many venues around the UK received their first share of the £1.57Billion Cultural Recovery fund earlier this year, yet many smaller venues did not receive any of the grant.

To support these venues during these tough times, IDLES have put on a raffle consisting of the Hiwatt Guitar Amp used during the Abbey Road “Lock In” Livestreams, and a Hiwatt Guitar Head.

The raffle is only £5 to enter, and each entry is also given a listening code to join a listening party for their most recent live album “Live at Ramsgate Hall”, announced back in June to save the venue.

“We would have been in the middle of gigging season right now, where grassroots music venues and musicians make their bread and butter, they need your support now more than ever.

Grassroots music venues are where music progresses, they are the places where future festival headliners start out, its where the music on the fringes gets an opportunity to grow and turn into popular music of the future, they are places of escapism and to speak to our times, make us think of the world around us. They are our culture.

Our government derides independence in culture and especially the music industry, this short-sighted view of culture and its economy will be all of our undoing’s. Support an independent venue/artist/movement where you can.”

Only 89% of England’s grassroots venues received a share of the grant, meaning that Venues included in the new list of 30 in danger include London venues The Lexington and the Brixton Windmill, The Venue in Derby, The Railway Inn in Winchester, The Gellions in Inverness and The Lantern in Halifax.

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Vanderocker’s New EP ‘The Good Punk’ is a Love Letter to the Human Race

Indie-punk Maverick Vanderocker returns with a brand new EP – The Good Punk – a 5 track journey, bringing us a brilliant mix of punk, indie and psychedelia in this experimental EP.

Soon to be turned into a short film, the short album touches on themes of sex, voyeurism and confirms Vanderocker’s place in the alternative music scene.

Vanderocker is an indie music project lead by Adrienne Vanderocker, an LA based performance artist who comes from a family of Dutch-American classical musicians. Boasting a huge amount of talent, Adrienne composed the EP, playing guitar, bass and synth on the record. Together with the producing skills of Brandon Eggleston and several noteworthy guest artists such as Federico Pol Jr (Joe Cocker), Peter Holmström (The Dandy Warhols, PIA), and Brendan Bond (Black Pumas), the EP was born.

Vanderocker have continued to soundtrack an eccentric and dreamlike view of the world, best described by Adrienne herself: 

“In my mind, it’s a basic study of humans on different levels, almost from an Alien National Geographic kind of perspective. ‘Here is Earth, a most beautiful place and here are the alluring creatures who call themselves human beings. Let’s observe them when they are just in their bodies. Now look how they change when they interact with other groups’ – like a typical lab observation, right? Which is interesting in itself; but then of course, we have to look at how amazingly powerful humans can be when they disengage from the drama and plug into something bigger than themselves. I find comfort in all of it, when I can step back and observe us the way a newcomer might.”

In the early stages of their music, Vanderocker worked more with classic rock and electronica, but through experimentation and collaboration, the sound has become more polished, honing in on the perfect hybrid genre, including trip-hop, avant garde, roadhouse blues and indie pop.

Vanderocker have continued to push musical boundaries, working with Phil Ek (Modest Mouse; Built to Spill) on single, Dear Future Self in August 2020 and appearing on the soundtrack to the PS4/XBox One/PC game, Beyond Blue. Tying all of the music together and encapsulating the Vanderocker journey, the short film, Cult for You, will be a 1920s-esque erotic flick, with shooting beginning this November.

The Good Punk is due to be released on the 13th November, and the track list goes as follows:

Cult For you opens with punchy, punk guitar that lead the track, accompanied by haunting and sensual vocals. As the harmonies layer, the track becomes more intense, leaving the listener in their own imagination.

Earthly pleasure. Birthright. A pure journey of the flesh. The most basic, primal experiential potential of having a human body. You can get off and go about your day unaffected, or you can reach other dimensions, use sex as medicine and heal yourself and/or your other, or connect to pure God essence, just by knowing how to use your body as a vessel. Sex is a portal. I like the duality there is in sex and the sensual worlds alone- the drama, the meaning, the purpose all begins in our heads and then trickles through our bodies to be expressed and manifested.”

Endless city leads with a heavy bassline, introducing the other instruments that layer upon each other. It really gives you a nostalgic feeling of walking through an empty city at night, feeling empowered but intrigued by the mystery around you.

 “Now we take the human experience out of the singular and look at it from about 50 yards away, for instance, watching small groups interact in our favourite petri dish – a city at night. This environment is a prime setting for getting the extreme highs and polar opposite lows out of people, often within the same experience. We follow our subject, seemingly feminine, through the streets where she bears witness to all of it. People’s faces become lock boxes for sins, secrets, or resilience, or heroism, and they also become the most open, revealing, expressions of themselves on the flip of a dime. There is also the idea that a city at night is also where you have the easiest access to mind altering substances, either through drugs, or euphoric divination – and seeing how the two paths can have their similarities is interesting to me. The two paths can look the same but feel and affect one in polar opposite ways. Of course, all these experiences lead to the same goal- wanting to feel loved, and oh the trouble humans go through to achieve this feeling.  From an outside perspective, it would make you deeply curious what the fuss is about.”

Taking Notes boasts a more avant-garde feel to it, bringing in more electronic and psych vibes. The layering of the voices with whispers really gives a trippy feel to the track. Sit back and close your eyes, you’re in for a journey with this one. This is also included as a bonus track instrumental, which is simply incredible and really give the instruments their spotlight.

This is the most avant-garde piece on the EP. Establishing a deep funky groove as a setting for a narrative on the human experience and how we have to go through all this strange and often painful play to be able to tap into the higher experience and of course, our true potential. I was setting up a kind of 70’s vibe as the foundation and Pete ended up putting some really cool guitar work, creating this brilliant soundscape over the piece. In case anyone wanted to enjoy this piece without the narrative, we included a bonus instrumental on the EP.”

Supercell really brings the punk into this EP, with its message about waking up, coming together and “opening the eyes of the human race”. It is a brilliant final track to the EP, especially considering what society has been through this year.

 “This track takes a look at how powerful humans are when they come together for a cause .Of course, it particularly speaks to all the unrest and upset around the massive corruption and ongoing systemic racism. When I was writing Supercell I was just thinking about that superpower gene that kicks in when change happens. I wrote it thinking about it in that context and then learned what a Supercell actually is- a Supercell is the mother of all storms. It couldn’t have been more perfect.” 

Keep an eye on Vanderocker’s social media accounts for the release of this fantastic and thought-provoking EP.

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Pop-Punk Makes a Modern Comeback Through Tik Tok Star jxdn

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2020 seems to be the year that pop punk makes a comeback, with artists like Machine Gun Kelly Changing up their usual style for a Punk album, YUNGBLUD absolutely smashing up the charts, and Miley Cyrus finally showing us how incredibly powerful her rock vocals are. Introducing jxdn to the ever-growing list of new pop punk and rock fusion music. With the energy of pop punk and rock combined with trap style beats and rap like spoken word, jxdn brings something fresh and new to the scene.

Have a listen to “Comatose” below

The new release, featuring iann dior, really pushes the fusion side of his style, heavily lead by the trap style hi-hats, and bringing in that classic Pop-punk sound that we are all so reminiscent of during the chorus, it really makes you nostalgic of the 00s pop punk whilst keeping that modern twist.

With only 5 singles under his belt, were all sitting with baited breath to see what else jxdn will being to the scene, especially as a relatively new artist. Originally an internet personality on the platform Tik Tok before being picked up by Fueled By Ramen, the Texan has a bright future ahead, generating 15 million streams in the first month of his release alone.

jxdn tells of his story with battling depression after moving from Texas to Tennessee at age 14, facing two suicide attempts before finding peace in music through the late Juice WRLD, before being taken under the wing of rock legend, Travis Barker – movie plot or what? Proving that the plot has a happy ending, jxdn released three successful singles so far – “Comatose”, “Angles and Demons” and “So What”, featuring his mentor Travis and Machine Gun Kelly in the video!

So watch this space, jxdn is ready to pop off into his rock career and to become one of the defining artists in this pop-punk comeback.

Written by Mars Smith

Defiant New Single ‘Mean Rock n Roller’ is vintage MeMe Detroit

“MeMe Detroit bridges the gaps between grunge, indie and Blues rock…” Louder than War

“This is the kind of person you get jealous of because they’re an incredibly talented singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer…” Janice Long – BBC Radio

“Great voice”Johnny Doom

MeMe Detroit teases new track following the overwhelming positive reaction from the previous releases. Mean Rock n Roller Promises to be a rebellious anthem for anyone who just wants to be themselves rather than conforming to societal norms, lead by a woman who wears these values not just on her sleeve, but in her clothes and artistic makeup.

Pure passion and feelings are poured into each of MeMe’s records and live performances, which are self described as “Uplifting Angst” by the British/Columbian artist, perfectly capturing her Riot Girl energy whilst also keeping something super unique, combining gritty-grungy vocals with power-indie.

MeMe is also one of those insanely talented people that are just stupidly good at everything, with her featuring on the vocals, as well as guitar, bass and synth, with bandmate Kallum McEwen backing up the track with the drums.

The band are well known for their explosive energy both on the stage and off, with hundreds of positive reviews from their live shows, and raving critiques from BBC Introducing, while the band have landed regular airtime on Kerrang! Radio, Janice Long’s show on BBC Radio Wales and have featured on Fresh on the Net’s ‘Fresh Faves’.

If you are looking for a new punk track that makes you want to don your creeper boots and stick on a spiked collar, watch this space, or check out some of their previous releases if you just cant wait! A favorite is “How she Runs”, which you can watch the video for below.

MeMe is currently rallying fans from around the globe to crowdsource and put together a new music video for Mean Rock n Roller, which, if anything like some of their previous videos, features a short introductory story before the music kicks in, giving us more insight and context to the track.

Keep an eye on their socials for updates on this, along with exclusive live streams on their social media, full of high powered grunge and attitude.

Mean Rock N Roller is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek song that we had written as a bit of fun but at the same time says “fuck you” to the limiting beliefs that are pressed on us by society as we grow up. You can basically be, do or have anything you want in life when you put your mind to it, so never settle. It’s pointless”.

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