On June 9, 2023 God in a Black Suit release their debut Long-Play. The album, simply titled God in a Black Suit, consists of ten tracks characterized by the evident Post-Punk/New Wave matrix that characterizes the band, but with strong Indie Rock and Shoegaze influences to enrich the Darkwave atmospheres, scenario of most of the songs. A work that fully expresses the experiences of each of the components, adding them up in a work that is as personal as it is inspired.
Rising pop superstar Mae Muller announces the release of her hugely anticipated debut album, 'Sorry I'm late: a message to her fans that have stuck by her during a period of growth and self-discovery.
24th May 2023 - Rock icon Bryan Adams has released "What If There Were No Sides At All," an anti-war, peace song aimed at geo-political induced strife.
Following their 2022 debut album “Eye Love Daemonik Fonce”, this single is the precursor for “DFII” to be released later in the year. The London Psych Punk 5 piece take an altogether more trash pop approach this time round. Recorded in one day with Pat Collier (Hardskin / The Sound / Soft Boys) at his Perry Vales Studios to coinside with a full UK tour supporting THE JIM JONES ALL STARS.
MYSTIC PROPHECY - Hellriot
German Heavy Metal institution MYSTIC PROPHECY release hotly-anticipated 12th studio album "Hellriot", out now via ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!
Following their euphoric previous single 'You Shine On', London synthpop band Magnetic Skies dial up the tension on their new release 'Suffocate', out 2nd June.
Set to be released via independent label ReprinT Records, the track captures a dark and fervid energy, with a sense of everything crashing down around your ears. Lead singer Simon Kent's vocals stand out among the soundscape, as desperation and longing creeps in. And be sure to watch the accompanying music video, a striking yet simple black and white setting that matches the track's intense atmosphere.
HIGHWAYS FESTIVAL TAKES THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL BY STORM WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT OF COUNTRY & AMERICANA MUSIC
London, UK – The Highways Festival made its unforgettable debut on Saturday night at the Royal Albert Hall, bringing together some of Country and Americana's brightest stars for an electrifying showcase of talent. Kip Moore, Morgan Wade, Jackson Dean, and Stephen Wilson Jr. delivered captivating performances in the auditorium that left the audience spellbound.
NEW IMAGES: DEF LEPPARD AND MÖTLEY CRÜE OPENING NIGHT IN THE UK FOR 'THE WORLD TOUR'
Sheffield, UK - Monday, May 22nd, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe proved once again why they are two of the most iconic and celebrated rock legends of all time, delivering an unforgettable performance to a packed house at Bramall Lane Sheffield. The bands took to the stage and gave it their all, delivering hit after hit to the adoring crowd. The energy was electric, and fans were on their feet from start to finish.
Joe Elliott - "Well, it finally arrived. We were so looking forward to bringing The World Tour with Motley Crue back to our home turf and what a spectacular night it was!!
We knew after how well the Stadiums went down last year in North America and earlier this year in South and Central America that our UK & Europeans fans were going to really enjoy this show. But last night in Sheffield, where it all started many years ago, exceeded even our expectations! If the reaction we had last night at Bramall Lane is any indication, this UK / European leg of The World Tour is going to be fantastic!"
Mötley Crüe stated: "We literally just finished in the recording studio with Bob Rock and headed straight to the UK to start The World Tour with Def Leppard. Sheffield was an amazing first UK crowd and we're excited for the rest of the shows including the legendary Wembley Stadium on 1st July. Both Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard have been really busy and are now ready to rip it up live across all of Europe together."
The show in Sheffield was just the beginning, fans in the UK can still catch the bands in action at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 1st, 2023, where they will no doubt deliver another epic performance.
TICKETS: For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe's official websites motley.com & defleppard.com.
UK & IRELAND TOUR DATES:
Sat, Jul 1, 2023 London, UK Wembley Stadium Connected by EE
Sun, Jul 2, 2023 Lytham, UK Lytham Festival *
Tue, Jul 4, 2023 Dublin, Ireland Marlay Park
Thu, Jul 6, 2023 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park Stadium
NYC-BASED MODERN ROCKERS TEMPT RELEASE DRIVING NEW SINGLE "ROSES" TODAY, MAY 19VIA BETTER NOISE MUSIC
NYC-based modern rock quartet TEMPT's latest single "Roses"—out digitally today, May 19 via Better Noise Music—is a genuine celebration of the human spirit and the power of positive energy captured through its irresistible groove, catchy chorus and a ripping guitar solo. Stream and/or download it now HERE. "Roses" was produced and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Chris Lord-Alge (Harry Styles, Foo Fighters, Muse) who commended TEMPT's efforts, stating: "Working with TEMPT was a blast. They are the real deal, with a rare combination of musicality, energy, and heart, which truly shines through in this new single. Their passion for their music and their fans is inspiring, and it was a joy to work with them on this project."
THE DEAD DAISIES A DECADE OF ROCK
Ten years ago The Dead Daisies burst onto the music scene with a mission to gather some of the finest musicians in the world and simply put, play some good old fashioned, no bullshit Rock'N'Roll!!
After a decade of recording and touring the planet, there have been some incredible one-offs and special highlights including sharing stages with some of the world's biggest Rock bands.
Review and Photos: David Weddle
I had the pleasure of attending Midge Ure's highly anticipated show at Newcastle City Hall, part of his Voice & Visions tour, and it was an evening to remember. The iconic musician proved once again why he is considered a legend in the industry, captivating the audience with his exceptional talent and undeniable stage presence.
May ISSUE OUT NOW.
The May issue of Music News Monthly is now available.
In this issue, we interview Lawrence O'Brien from Glasgow band Anchor Lane, we review new music from Pizza Weasel and Slow River School plus an epic photo special and live review of rock legends Winger.
Check it out here.
Lucky Thief - shares new single ‘Landlubber’ taken from upcoming debut album ‘D.I.Y.’
Following up on the March release of his debut single ‘Silencer’, comes ‘Landlubber’, the upcoming second single from Bristol-based rock multi-instrumentalist Lucky Thief due for release May 19th, taken from his upcoming debut album ‘D.I.Y’ due later this year.
JORJA SMITHANNOUNCES SECOND ALBUM 'FALLING OR FLYING'SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 29TH 2023
+ ANNOUNCES A SERIES OF ALBUM LAUNCH SHOWS IN THE UK
Jorja Smith is officially back. Further to making a recent return to the musical sphere with her singles 'Try Me' and 'Little Things', today she has confirmed the details of her highly anticipated second album, 'falling or flying', set for release globally on September 29th 2023 via FAMM and available to pre-order now.
Alongside the announcement, Jorja has also unveiled the album's poignant artwork; a stunning portrait of her, shot on film by the prestigious British photographer, Liz Johnson Artur. In addition, Jorja has also announced a series of UK live shows in September, commemorating the release of the album.
'Klubber Lang' make a welcome and thunderous return with their new single 'Warhound', the perfect follow up to last Novembers, widely acclaimed 'The Sad Professor' , with the Dublin outfit continuing their release of unrelentingly visceral rock songs.
Bret Nybo brings a fusion of experimental pop and classic rock on new single "Bounce"
Bret Nybo brings a fusion of experimental pop and classic rock on new single "Bounce"
Sabrina Kennedy is due to release her debut EP Wheel Of The Year, out May 25th and available to pre-save here. Marking the EP announcement Sabrina has released a striking visualiser for the new single ‘Magic & Mayhem’.
In 2024, The Stranglers, one of the most iconic and influential bands in British music history, are celebrating their 50th year anniversary with the following UK & Irish tour.
OCEANS ON ORION's new single/video - 'TAME' ft. Aliki Katriou (Eight Lives Down)!
Get ready for a thrilling ride as Oceans On Orion unleash their heaviest single to date "Tame" on May 19th, featuring special guest vocalist Aliki Katriou!
PASSIVE FIX - I'LL TAKE IT ALL
The genre-defying Passive Fix return with their new single 'I'll Take It All' which follows up the band's acclaimed previous release, 'Red Lights'.
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