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KNOCKED LOOSE hail from Oldham County, Kentucky & formed in together 2013.

This track is featured on their latest EP: “A Tear in the Fabric of Life“, which is already out.

A Tear in the Fabric of Life is a story written by Knocked Loose frontman/lyricist Bryan Garris and comes to life within an extraordinary animated film directed and created by Swedish filmmaker Magnus Jonsson, who is known for his visual curiosity and often exploring dark themes, in abstract and surreal worlds.

Garris reveals, “It’s a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it. The story follows a main character through a traumatic car crash late one night in the woods that leaves his partner deceased, and from there you spiral with him into the depression and guilt that comes with being the cause of something so detrimental. This is the first time we really dove in and tried to create something sonically that evokes a different range of emotions and over all something that introduces tension and anxiety with a massive pay off. The story is told not only through words but through the music as well, which proved to be our biggest challenge in writing. Lyrically this story ended up being much more personal than we initially intended. We started with the idea to tell a fictional story but throughout the process, I found ways to incorporate real feelings of loss and mourning, as well as anger and self doubt. I’ve always been a very personal writer and this was originally a step away from that, into something more artistic. But in the end, it was just as therapeutic as writing a regular Knocked Loose record, and I think you’ll be able to hear that.”

Knocked Loose will also be performing along with Bring Me The Horizon, Grandson & more on Thursday, October 6th at The Kia Forum in Inglewood.

Enjoy & share! –Frank_O

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BRING ME THE HORIZON are from Sheffield, England & formed together in 2004.

In an interview with NME Magazine, vocalist Olie Sykes explained how the lyrics for ‘DiE4u’ revisited his battles with addiction. Olie says:

“I’m tackling the song as if this unhealthy obsession I have is a relationship – almost like a mistress. I’ve learned over the past year while I’ve been recovering that when you’re in it, addiction is like you’re having an affair. You’re doing this thing behind everyone’s back, it’s a secret and it feels like you’re cheating and betraying people. I never saw it in that way. I just thought I was harming myself and not other people. I didn’t realize how much it can fuck up people’s trust.”

He continued: “This song is triumphant for me in a way because it’s me finally accepting that I’m not someone who can drink alcohol, smoke weed or do any of these things because I just have a problem with it and it always goes down the same road. That’s not something that I’ve been able to admit to myself. This song is a defiant stamp of me saying, ‘No, I’m making a choice now. I can’t keep doing this for the rest of my life because it’s only going to end up one way’.”

BMTH will also be performing along with Knocked Loose, Grandson & more on Thursday, October 6th at The Kia Forum in Inglewood.

Enjoy & share! –Frank_O

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STARCRAWLER are So.Cal locals from Los Angeles & formed in 2015.

According to a statement, vocalist & frontwoman Arrow De Wilde said of the track:

“‘Roadkill’ is about anyone that tries to dig their heels in the ground and stand in your way. We’ve all had people try to tear us down, and sometimes you just have to run right through them.”

Starcrawler will also be performing at this year’s PSYCHO LAS VEGAS music festival’s pre-party: PSYCHO SWIM, on August 18th at AYU Dayclub.

Enjoy & share! –Frank_O

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(LISTEN) It was all laughs!!! Nikki Spoke with Franz Ferdinand at the Just Like Heaven Festival

Nikki chatted with Franz Ferdinand lead singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos and bassist/vocals Bob Hardy about their new 20-track greatest hits album Hits To The Head and their upcoming tour. Check out their new songs, “Billy Goodbye” and “Curious.”

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Måneskin hail from in Rome, Italy & formed together in 2016.

According to a statement, the band said of the new track:

“We wrote ‘Supermodel’ after spending the best few months in L.A. At times we were surprised yet intrigued to find how people cared so much about the idea of ‘celebrity’ and status, obsessing over their looks and connections.”

The band took this concept & created a character out of it & said:

“We started to imagine an enigmatic Supermodel character. She is really cool, fun and social, yet in reality she is troubled, hiding sadness and addiction. In a way you love her, because she knows how to have a good time, but you also want to avoid her, because she might get you into trouble.”

Måneskin performed track live this past weekend on The Tonight Show on Jimmy Fallon, which can be seen below.

Enjoy & share!  –Frank_O

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Exmortus leader Conan called in to talk about their upcomming concert at the Glasshouse in Pomona on Friday, May 27 2022. Here’s what we talked about:
Getting married and being a foodie (0-3)
New album recorded (3-7)
5/27/22 at The Glasshouse with Bonded By Blood (7-9)
“Wizzards Of Ozz” Ozzy Osbourne tribute band (9-13)
Mandatory Metallica (13-end)

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JAGWAR TWIN is a So.Cal. local hailing from Los Angeles & has been active since 2011.

According to a statement Jagwar Twin says of this track:

“The world has been upside down for so long that it has become increasingly difficult to see which side is up. In these times of global change, Happy Face asks the question, ‘Are you content?'”

Enjoy & share! –Frank_O

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156/SILENCE hail from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & have been active since 2017.

Delving into the song‘s lyrical meaning, vocalist Jack Murray says: 

Everything expires. Things that once brought us feelings of grandeur and strength won’t always hold that power they once did. ‘This isn’t what I always loved. This isn’t fun. This is a past embrace.‘”

Enjoy & share! –Frank_O

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KATE CLOVER is based in Los Angeles and makes her debut in 2022.

This track is featured on her new album: “Bleed Your Heart Out,” which is out now.

According to a statement, Kate says of this new track:

“‘Daisy Cutter‘ is the first love song I ever wrote. It was sonically influenced by The Buzzcocks, Ramones and Pub rock. I wrote it while falling in love and wanted it to reflect the adrenaline rush of that feeling and how your heart feels like an exploding grenade. To me, there’s no greater feeling.”

Enjoy & share! –Frank_O

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