Album Review: POND – The Weather (2017 LP) is chaotic, confrontational and compelling

Across six albums released since 2008, POND have made a name for themselves as a band with ever-interchangeable members and a thirst for reviving the best psychedelic rock of the 1960’s/70’s. The initial motivation for POND was to create a collaborative musical project that could have anybody involved whenever they wanted. The result is a band currently…

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Paramore announce new album coming in May + share new single, “Hard Times”

With their first new material in more than four years, pop-punk sensation Paramore are returning with their eagerly awaited fifth studio album After Laughter, dropping May 12th. The band headed to their hometown of Nashville to record After Laughter, which was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore’s own Taylor York. The new album also sees original member…

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Listen to the album opener for Benjamin Booker’s next LP released June 2nd

New Orleans-based muso Benjamin Booker is set to release his upcoming LP Witness on June 2nd via Rough Trade Records/Remote Control Records. Following up his self-titled 2014 debut, the new album fleshes out Booker’s passion for raucous, soul-infused rock’n’roll. “Right On You” is the energetic album opener, described by Booker as a song being “about the…

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Listen to the new track by River Blue ahead of his debut EP dropping May 5th

Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Lachlan Duthie, also known as River Blue, has just released a third single taken from his forthcoming debut EP, Young At Heart. “Broken Tracks” is the bluesy slow-burner that follows up “Iron Rivers” and “Mark Of A Man”. From the first bars, Duthie’s folk/rock sound paired with charming yet achingly honest vocals is effortless…

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Newcastle’s Jake Houlsby shares second track taken from forthcoming Vondelpark EP, due May 5th

With a sound filled with Fleet Foxes-esque vocals and cathartic, spirited instrumentals, it’s hard not to feel the warmth in Jake Houlsby‘s new single, “Oklahoma”. It comes as the second cut from his sophomore Vondelpark EP which is released May 5th via Tipping Point Records. Following lead EP single “Howl”, “Oklahoma” was inspired by the charm…

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Logic announces forthcoming album, Everybody, will be released May 5th

Formerly titled Africaryan, Logic’s third studio album has had a name change and will be dropping May 5th. The album, now titled Everybody, will follow 2016’s mixtape Bobby Tarantino and boasts a number of collaborations including Juicy J, Killer Mike, Khalid, Allesia Cara, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and more. In coordination with the album release date, a trailer for Everybody…

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