[SONG OF THE DAY] Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - "Anxiety"
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Last week London rock outfit Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes shared their latest single, “Anxiety”, which comes from their forthcoming album End Of Suffering, which is out on May 3rd.

Recently the band announced the launch of #abetterplaceforyouandme, an online initiative in conjunction with UK charity CALM, to provide a safe forum for people to discuss ways of overcoming and living with anxiety.

"Whatever life is throwing at you right now, it will pass," says singer Frank Carter. "Choose to let it hit you, or duck and watch it fly past much faster and off into your history, of which there have been many obstacles thrown your way and you have overcome them all." 

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES TOUR DATES:

March 29  Vienna, Austria  Simm City

March 30  Budapest, Hungry  Akvarium Klub

April 1  Warsaw, Poland  Hydrozagadka

April 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Lucerna Bar

April 4  Hanover, Germany  Bel Chez Heinz

April 5  Bochum, Germany  Matrix Club

April 6  Eindhoven, Netherlands  Faster & Louder Festival

April 10 Brisbane, Australia  Entertainment Center *

April 12 Sydney, Australia  Qudos Bank Arena *

April 13 Melbourne, Australia  Rod Laver Arena *

May 10 Brighton, UK  The Great Escape

May 30 Hellendoorn, Netherlands  Dauwpop Festival

June 1 Barcelona, Spain  Primavera Sound

June 18 Pula, Croatia  Pula Arena **

June 19 Pula, Croatia Pula Arena **

June 25 Horsens, Denmark  Horsens State Prison **

June 27 Bergen, Norway  Koengen Fortress **

June 29 Stockholm, Sweden  Lollapalooza

June 30 Helsinki, Finland  Tuska Metal Festival

July 5 Ewijk, Netherlands  Down The Rabbit Hole

July 20 Cuxhaven, Germany  Deichbrand Festival

August 9 Landernau, France  Fete du Bruit Festival

August 10 Rothenberg, Germany  Taubertal Festival

August 13 Budapest, Hungary  Sziget Festival

August 16 Hasselt, Belgium  Pukkelpop Festival

August 17 Glasgow, UK  Summer Sessions **

August 19 Belfast, North Ireland  Vital Festival **

August 21  Dublin, UK  RDS Arena **

August 23  Leeds, UK  Leeds Festival

August 25  Reading, UK  Reading Festival

* w/Bring Me The Horizon

** w/Foo Fighters


[SONG OF THE DAY] Whethan x Bearson - "Win You Over (feat. SOAK)"
photo credit: Jimmy Fontaine

photo credit: Jimmy Fontaine

You know what time it is.

Vibe. Oclock. On. Friday.

✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻✨🙌🏻

LET’S GO!

Chicago’s finest Whethan has returned with his first release since dropping his debut album, Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1 last year. With this new track, “Win You Over”, Whethan has joined forces with Norwegian’s Bearson to craft a glittering electro-pop jam before enlisting the likes of Irish singer SOAK, taking the track to a next level bop.

Whethan and Bearson first connected several years ago through Bearson's Next Wave Records label, which has been the launching pad for artists like Atlas Bound, Jimi Somewhere and more. Between the two of them, they've collaborated with or produced music for headlining artists and emerging talent alike. 

After wrapping up last year’s Life Of A Wallflower tour, Whethan currently only has a handful of dates coming up including appearances at Lollapalooza.

Whethan Tour Dates:

April 16th: Avila Beach, CA @ Avila Beach Gold Resort

April 17th: San Jose, CA @ San Jose State Event Center

April 19th: Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl

August 1-4: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

[SONG OF THE DAY] Emotional Oranges - "Built That Way"
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Los Angeles…duo? I’m pretty sure they’re a duo. However many humans comprise the mysterious LA outfit, Emotional Oranges officially have priority over my ears moving forward. With their latest track, “Built That Way”, the R&B-centric collective are throwing upbeat groove-filled vibes that are akin to early Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. Following earlier songs, “Corners Of My Mind”, “Hold You Back”, “Personal”, and “Motion” (as heard as the theme song of RuPaul’s Drag Race last season), the song is about being completely transparent with your significant other, even when the truth hurts.

May 10th sees the arrival of their debut 8-song compilation, The Juice: Vol I, which will feature the aforementioned tracks along with some delicacies we haven’t yet sampled. Following the EPs release, the band will be hitting the road for some select dates in North America and Europe. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday at 10AM local time over on their website.

May    20        Toronto, Ont.                         Mod Club
            21        New York, NY                         Rough Trade
            23        San Francisco, CA               Great American Music Hall
            24        Los Angeles, CA                   The Roxy
June   3          Paris, FR                                 Point FMR
            4          Amsterdam, NE                     Paradiso Noord
            6          London, UK                             XOYO

[SONG OF THE DAY] Novaa - "HMLTM"
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Berlin alt-pop artist Novaa has shared the video for her latest single, “HMLTM”, off her forthcoming self-titled debut full length, which is slated for an April 26th release. The song tackles the singers personal battle with bulimia and her journey toward self-acceptance.

As she told Complex, "There was a time in my teens when I didn't like my body and didn't treat it in a loving way. That included my eating and exercise habits, how much I worked and how little I rested, the way I looked at and talked to it and it also included that I felt ashamed for getting physical with others. As I recovered from bulimia and healed the connection between my mind and body again, I also learned how to value, appreciate and take care of it again. Writing 'HMLTM' was my way of manifesting how to treat my body and its needs in a caring and loving way.”

She continued, "'HMLTM' might come off as an ordinary song about getting physical with someone and actually that's exactly what it's meant to be. Often as a woman it's not considered to be ordinary or normal to talk about your physical needs and your sexuality without feeling ashamed for it. With 'HMLTM' I wanted to write a song that is upfront and talks open about it."

[SONG OF THE DAY] Touch Sensitive - "Unconditional (feat. Kitten)"
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Touch Sensitive has finally made an appearance in 2019, further confirming that at the rate we’re going this year that compiling my year end list is going to be so overwhelming. His first offering of 2019 is a collaboration with Chloe Chaidez of Kitten and Nasty Cherry fame. “Unconditional” is a casual flex for Touch Sensitive (born Michael Di Francesco), showcasing his knack for crafting spacious slightly nostalgia-twinged soundscapes that will have you grooving from dawn to dusk.

Although he’s currently galavanting around Los Angeles at the moment, it is with the heaviest of hearts that I must report his only upcoming shows are all in Australia (and during birthday month no less, further rubbing salt in the wound).

[SONG OF THE DAY] Pat Lok - "Don't Think (feat. Tom Aspaul)"
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It would appear that Vancouver vibe maker Pat Lok is going through our mutual Twitter follows for all his current collaborations. After working with the dude Dances on “From The Back”, Pat has now teamed up with my roommate in a parallel universe, Tom Aspaul, for his latest track, “Don’t Think”.

Drawing inspiration from legendary diva Janet Jackson, Lok explained how her music was a source of inspiration for both him and Tom, “As a big Janet Jackson fan growing up (she's actually on the shirt I'm wearing right now) I loved how she walked the line between really dancey songs and more groovy numbers. I met Tom Aspaul in London who was also a fan and we ended up writing this little number inspired by the queen.”

I’m happy to report that Pat has taken time off from his grueling international tour schedule and is currently in the studio working on a new EP to bless us with this spring. 🙌🏻🙌🏻

[SONG OF THE DAY] Mickey Kojak - "It's Gonna Be Okay (feat. Jake Stone)"
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VIBE O CLOCKKKK ON FRIDAY

WE MADE IT Y’ALL!!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

HERE WE GOOOOO!

Sydney synthpop artist Mickey Kojak has unveiled his latest track, “It’s Gonna Be Okay” featuring vocal stylings of Jake Stone (Bluejuice). Fun true story: the two got together after Jake commented on a festival video of Mickey performing his latest single, “All That Acid”. Stone came to a show where the two got well acquainted before holing up in Mickey’s Sydney studio. Each recording session came with a martial arts lesson, which from all reports were short-lived and always ended with Mickey being grappled to the ground. 

…..yo but is there footage of this tho? LOL

Mickey is prepping to hit the road next month in support of his forthcoming EP Together. More details forthcoming.

[SONG OF THE DAY] Moontower - "Lay With Me"
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LA trio Moontower have resurfaced with a new single, “Lay With Me” and an accompanying “official world record breaking'“ lyric video. Said record breaking video the band each crushing a bag of Lay’s potato chips in four minutes and seven seconds (paired with….Sunny D? 🤢imma pray for y’all what the actual fuck lol).

The band is hitting the road on the west coast with The Driver Era starting on Monday. More informations is available over on their website.

I’m still thinking about what salt & vinegar chips paired with Sunny D tastes like and like

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