Hell Average are a pop punk band from Perth, Western Australia.
Having recently won a local battle of the bands against other established Perth acts, Hell Average have used the prize money to record their new single “Cold Day In Hell”. The song will be available online Friday, June 1st.
The song is hard hitting and honest, influenced by bands such as Green Day and With Confidence.
Hell Average will be celebrating the release with a launch show at The Boston, Northbridge on Saturday, June 2nd.
Today, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and BMG’s latest signing, Greg Holden, is excited to share his new single, “On The Run,” his first release in three years.
The track was produced by the iconic Butch Walker (Katy Perry, Panic! At The Disco, Weezer) and serves as a follow up to his third full-length studio album, Chase the Sun (2015). “On The Run” is an uplifting, stadium-ready anthem complete with catchy, summery hooks that perfectly mesh with Holden’s strong, heartfelt vocals. The song is available to stream and purchase HERE.
“ ‘On The Run’ is one of a few songs that was bouncing around in my head when it came to the question of what to lead with after three years on the dark side of the moon,” says Holden. “Ultimately, this song felt like the most authentic, whilst at the same time not being so typically subject heavy that I would scare my listeners away. I’ll save that for the second single…”
“ ‘On The Run’ is an apology, obviously. But it’s an apology to a number of people, for a number of things,” he adds. “For years I’ve been on the road, either emotionally or physically absent, and at times probably a nightmare for partners, friends, and family. I wanted to write something that in a way, said sorry for all that. A way to relinquish some of the guilt perhaps. I recorded it last winter with Butch Walker, along with some incredibly talented friends. It took a morning, it was a blast, and then we were done. It feels right to lead with this one as it came out so naturally.”
The Scottish-born, English-raised musician has garnered recognition as an independent artist for the past several years and is best known for writing Phillip Phillips’ hit single, “Home,” which sold over five million copies in the U.S. and earned him an ASCAP Pop Award. He’s also earned praise from industry staples such as Cher, Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles, Michael Bublé, Zane Lowe, TIME, NPR, and more.
Despite his early accolades, Holden has not taken his success for granted and has worked tirelessly to establish his profile as a socially conscious artist. Standout track, “The Lost Boy” (from his sophomore album, I Don’t Believe You ), inspired by a Dave Eggers’ novel about a Sudanese refugee, raised over $50,000 for the Red Cross. His hit single from Chase the Sun,“Boys In The Street,” an acceptance anthem that discusses a gay son’s strained relationship with his father, directly benefited LGBTQ youth by raising money for the Everyone Is Gay organization. It’s an emotional, poignant song that Tom Hanks called “perfect.”
This summer, Holden will head back out on tour, headlining shows across Europe including notable stops in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Munich. All tickets can be purchased HERE, and a full list of shows can be found below.
“Rare is a singer-songwriter who can actually touch the lives of another person with raw, emotional lyrical poetry.” –Nylon
“Soaring, purpose-filled songs that carry real emotional weight.” –BuzzFeed
“Holden’s clear vocals give an even greater weight to his expressive lyrics when the songs are performed live.” –Paste
Greg Holden Tour Dates
July 18th – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
July 20th – Frankfurt, DE @ Venue TBA
July 21st – Cologne, DE @ The Nomad Music Festival
July 24th – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
July 25th – Hannover, DE @ Faust
July 26th – Berlin, DE @ Frannz
July 27th – Munich, DE @ Zehner Club
July 28th – Tettnang, DE @ Schlossgarten Open Air #
The Faim’s new single, “Summer Is A Curse,” is out today!
Los Angeles, CA — The track was co-written with 5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin and follows the massive debuts of the quartet’s previous releases, “Saints Of The Sinners” and “Midland Line.” All of the band’s songs were produced with the legendary John Feldmann (blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte) and have racked up support from VEVO, BBC Radio 1’s Dan P Carter, KERRANG!, Rock Sound, Alternative Press, and more. Stream and purchase “Summer Is A Curse” HERE.
According to The Faim, “ ‘Summer Is a Curse’ is about taking the leap into a make or break situation that could grow into the beginning of a new era, or cause the end of what could’ve been. It’s about the paths that we take, the dreams that we have, and the things we leave behind to reach them.”
Touring with PVRIS, PVMNTS, and The Dangerous Summer— Confirmed to Play Slam Dunk and Reading & Leeds Festivals
The Aussie pop-rock quartet kicked off 2018 with extensive global touring, supporting Lower Than Atlantis in the UK and Sleeping With Sirens in Australia and New Zealand. The Faim is showing no signs of slowing down and will kick off a run of dates with PVMNTS on Monday, May 21st at The Dome in London. The guys will also support The Dangerous Summer in Germany and PVRIS in Australia in June, as well as play their first sold out headline show at The Anvil in Bournemouth on Thursday, May 31st. The band will also hit the festival circuit this summer, playing Great Escape, Slam Dunk, Camden Rocks, Download, and Reading & Leeds. All tickets can be purchased HERE, and a full list of shows can be found below.
During the recording process of their debut album, The Faim have teamed up with some of the scene’s biggest luminaries, including Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun, and blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. Fans can expect more music later this year, and stay tuned for additional exciting news!
“Putting songs together with the likes of Pete Wentz, Josh Dun and Mark Hoppus, these guys could become one of the biggest new names in rock this year.”–Rock Sound
The Faim Tour Dates:
May 19th – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Festival
May 21st – London, UK @ The Dome #
May 22nd – Leeds, UK @ Key Club #
May 23rd – Manchester, UK @ Night People #
May 24th – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach #
May 25th – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo %
May 26th – Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival North
May 27th – Hatfield, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival South
May 28th – Birmingham, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival Midlands
May 30th – Milton Keynes, UK @ The Craufurd Arms %
May 31st – Bournemouth, UK @ The Anvil % [SOLD OUT]
Los Angeles, CA – Today, Hollywood Undead unveiled a new version of their hit single, “Whatever It Takes,” featuring notable recording artists Prodigal Sunn,Demrick, and Fudd Rukus. The mixtape edition of the song is available to stream and purchase on digital retailers, and fans can grab a listen and watch the music video HERE.
The video was once again directed by Brian Cox, who has been at the helm for other signature Hollywood Undead videos including “California Dreaming” and “Black Cadillac.” The original track appears on the band’s fifth studio album, FIVE, released October 27th, 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG
“It’s such an honor for us as a band to share this song with some extremely talented artists and friends,” says Johnny 3 Tears, Hollywood Undead’s vocalist and bass guitarist. “The song is about doing whatever we have to in order to overcome any circumstance, which is something everyone goes through in life. It’s amazing to hear new stories on the same song. What’s your story?”
Currently On North American Tour – Confirmed to Play Las Rageous, Welcome to Rockville, & Fort Rock Festivals
After completing a substantial run of European dates earlier this year, Hollywood Undead is currently back on the road for a tour across North America. Tonight, the band will co-headline The Complex in Salt Lake City with In This Moment, followed by a run of headline shows and festival performances at Las Rageous, Welcome to Rockville, Fort Rock, Corona Hell & Heaven, Impact Music, and Heavy Montréal. After selling out venues in London, Munich, Budapest, Prague, and more, it’s needless to say that the quintet’s atomic live performances are in high demand. To see it for yourself, check out the official live video of “Renegade” from the band’s headline performance at Moscow’s Adrenaline Stadium.
A full list of tour dates is included below, and all tickets can be purchased HERE.
FIVE debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart and has accumulated over 35 million streams, led by standout tracks “California Dreaming,”“Whatever It Takes” and “Bad Moon.” The record threads together a collage of metallic instrumentation, street corner poetry, and industrial haze, and Hollywood Undead’s “penchant for experimentation, as well as a flair for pop craftsmanship, is what sets [the band] apart from some of their contemporaries” (AllMusic).
Listen to FIVEHERE, and stay tuned for more new music from Hollywood Undead.
Hollywood Undead North American Tour Dates:
4/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex * 4/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Festival 4/23 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion # 4/24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues # 4/25 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues # 4/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade # 4/28 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville 4/29 – Sunrise, FL @ Fort Rock Fest
5/02 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre # 5/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues # 5/05 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Hell & Heaven
7/25 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom # 7/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival 7/29 – Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal
* w/ In This Moment # Headline
Hollywood Undead Is:
Johnny 3 Tears – vocals, bass guitar J-Dog – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, programming Charlie Scene – vocals, guitar Funny Man – vocals Danny – vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass
Los Angeles, CA – Today, JUNO-nominated rock band, The Glorious Sons, are pleased to share their cover of Kanye West’s hit single, “Runaway.” Their version of the song was recorded at Fiction Studios in London, U.K. and showcases frontmanBrett Emmons’ raw and earnest vocals. This is the first of a series of stripped down videos to be released over the upcoming weeks. The track is available to stream and purchase at digital retailers.
“Chris Koster [guitar, vocals] is a gigantic Kanye fan and he’s been covering the song for years. We played it in a church once together, and my voice just kind of worked with the song,” says Brett. “I can remember listening to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and watching the short film all the time in university. It is by far my favorite Kanye album. I had never heard rap sound like that before. In my opinion, this album is one of the most important of the 21st century, and “Runaway” is one of the most perfect pop songs ever written.”
After extensive touring across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. last year in support of their sophomore album, Young Beauties and Fools (Oct. 2017 via BMG US), The Glorious Sons will kick off their new North American headline dates on March 13th in Minneapolis MN. On May 8th, the band will meet up with The Struts for a run of support shows that launch in Bloomington, IL and wrap in Portland, OR on May 23rd. The Glorious Sons will also hit the festival circuit this summer, performing at Hang Out Music Festival (Gulf Shores, AL),Firefly Music Festival (Dover, DE), and the esteemed Reading & Leeds Festivals (U.K.).
“You don’t know what you’re going to get night to night from us,” says Jay Emmons [guitar, vocals]. “It’s something you have to see – we try to keep it interesting and powerful,” adds Brett. A full list of shows is included below, and all tickets can be purchased HERE.
Young Beauties and Fools scored a nomination at the JUNO Awards for Rock Album of the Year. This is the second JUNO nod for the band, whose debut album, The Union, earned a nomination in the same category in 2015. YBAF’s lead single, “Everything Is Alright,” was named Apple Music’s “Best of the Week,” hit over 2.6 million streams in Canada, and was the guys’ first #1 at the Alternative format. The track is also currently streaming on Spotify’s“Rock This” playlist. Watch the “Everything Is Alright” video HERE.
The Glorious Sons have garnered over 26 million streams in North America, sold nearly 150k singles, produced nine consecutive top 10 radio singles including “Everything Is Alright” and “Josie,” and earned the title of Most Played Artist on Canadian Rock Radio. Daniel P Carter of BBC Radio 1 called the album one of his favorites of the year, and the band recently completed a Maida Vale live session on the Radio 1 Rock Show as well.
The Glorious Sons Tour Dates:
3/13/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
3/14/18 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *
3/17/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlantic Station (ALT 105.7’s Shamrock the Station)
3/18/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
3/19/18 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues *
3/21/18 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar *
3/22/18 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall *
3/23/18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep *
Los Angeles, CA – Today, PVRIS released the live acoustic video for their hit single, “Heaven,” which appears on their sophomore full-length studio album, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell (August 2017, BMG/Rise). The record hit #5 on Billboard’s Rock Chart, #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart, and has been praised in the press by the likes of Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, NME, and more. Watch the video HERE.
After headlining shows worldwide, touring alongside Fall Out Boy, Muse, and Thirty Seconds to Mars, and performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, PVRIS is back on the road on a new leg of headline dates. The trek takes the band across North America and wraps in San Antonio, TX on March 15th. After a short break, the second half of the tour picks up on April 14th in Santa Cruz, CA and concludes in Portland, ME on May 4th.
PVRIS is also confirmed to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Friday, April 13th and 20th, along with additional summer performances at Forecastle Festival (Louisville, KY), Sloss Festival (Birmingham, AL), and Panorama Festival (New York, NY). The three-piece also recently announced a headline show at The Roxy in Los Angeles on April 12th.
A full list of tour dates can be found below, and all tickets can be purchased HERE.
PVRIS North American Tour Dates:
Feb 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Feb 23 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Feb 24 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Feb 26 – Saint Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Feb 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Feb 28 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Mar 02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Mar 03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Mar 05 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Mar 06 – Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue Theatre
Mar 07 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Mar 09 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Mar 10 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Mar 11 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Mar 13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Mar 15 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
Mar 17 – Iztacalco, Mexico @ Vive Latino
Apr 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Apr 13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Apr 14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
Apr 17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
Apr 20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Los Angeles — Perth, Australia’s newest export, The Faim who have recently signed to BMG worldwide, premiered their new song ‘Saints Of The Sinners’ last night as the Radio 1 Rock Show’s ‘Rockest Record.’ The single is out today, February 5th, and is available to stream and purchase HERE.
“‘Saints Of The Sinners’ is about making your mark in the world, and not letting anyone stand in the way of where you want to be. It brings out the youth-fuelled rebellion of the voice in all of us that wants to be heard,” says Stephen Beerkens, who plays bass and keyboard in the band.
Listen to the track HERE or by clicking the video below.
The track was produced by John Feldmann who says “working with untapped talent like The Faim doesn’t happen every day. I see something in them that I don’t see in a lot of bands… Amazing songwriters, incredible performers, great front man. I am so pumped for the world to hear what we have created. It is truly a piece of art and I am so grateful I followed through with having these guys out to my house after they sent me their demo!”
Come and see what the fuss is all about when the band play their debut UK shows with Lower Than Atlantis in the spring, as well as a slot at Download Festival in the summer.
Lower Than Atlantis Tour 2018 with Support from The Faim
Phoenix based, Indie Rock band Sleepwar has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Thousand Different Faces.” Originally premiered on Paste Magazine, “Thousand Different Faces” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming debut EP, When We Were, and is available for FREE download.
Hailing from the desert expanse of Phoenix, Arizona, indie rock band Sleepwar pushes indie rock to another level by combining new wave and synth-pop influence, with lyrics speaking to addiction, recovery, and the inherent struggles of modern life. Sleepwar is led by Roger Willis (vocals) with Tim Woodbridge (producer, keys), James Allen (bass), Mark Pfister (guitar), and Brendan McGuinness (drums).
Utilizing lush synthesizer soundscapes, Sleepwar produces a unique sound that is both familiar and completely original. Fans of the five-piece rock outfit have likened their music to that of Tame Impala, the Killers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and Local Natives.
Sleepwar’s self-released initial EP, When We Were, due for an early 2018 release, was recorded, mixed, and produced by Cory Spotts (Job For A Cowboy, The Maine, Bless the Fall, Greeley Estates) at BLUElight Audio Media in Phoenix, AZ.
Sleepwar was formed in 2015 when seasoned musician Roger Willis (Something Left To Learn, Namesake, Goodbye Tomorrow) sought a new project focused on songwriting and collaborated with aspiring producer Tim Woodbridge, who had been composing with vocal placement in mind. Willis shared their rudimentary recordings to longtime friend James Allen, who immediately loved the new sound.
Allen joined Sleepwar as bassist and co-lyricist, where his former struggles with addiction and drug abuse became the foundation for early songs like “The Jaywalker.” Though Allen’s words drew from his personal demons, the lyrics would resonate with Willis and Woodbridge who had experienced both personal and familial alcohol and drug addiction. While the founding members of Willis, Woodbridge and Allen would remain constant, the band’s evolution from garage to indie rock new wave brought to the lineup several talented musicians, eventually finding balance with current drummer Brendan McGuinness and guitarist Mark Pfister.
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD KICK OFF 2018 WITH NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR “YOUR LIFE”
UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS NEXT WEEK
Los Angeles — Hollywood Undead are sending a message of purpose for 2018 by highlighting “Your Life,” the final track from their new album FIVE. The standout song closes the record with elegiac keys, jagged riffing and an 808-boom propelled by edge-of-your-seat raps and an undeniable plea: “It’s your life. It’s do or die.” Watch the brand new video directed by Brian Cox:
“It might be cliché to say, but it needs to be repeated:You can’t waste your fucking time,” said Johnny 3 Tears. “Every moment you waste worrying is a moment you could’ve been doing something that might actually have consequence by the day you die.”
Having just wrapped a 4 month North American tour in December in support of FIVE, Hollywood Undead are jumping right back in with a substantial run of UK and Europe that starts next week. With sold out shows from Manchester to Birmingham and Munich to Prague, the quintet’s atomic live performances are in high demand especially in London and Budapest where multiple nights have been sold out since shortly after their announce in August. Tickets and VIP Packages for all available shows are on sale now.
“Your Life” follows a string of Hollywood Undead videos from FIVE that have now amassed over 20 million combined views.
FIVE was released on October 27th via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG and debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. Threading together a collage of metallic instrumentation, street corner poetry, and industrial haze, the record has already racked up over 35 million streams lead by tracks like “California Dreaming,” “Whatever It Takes” and the airy and ominous “Bad Moon.” Hollywood Undead are Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny. Check out FIVEhere.
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR
1/24 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
1/25 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy SOLD OUT
1/26 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham SOLD OUT