Rivals forthcoming 2-song EP Supernova is due out on November 8th on 7″ vinyl via Smartpunk Records and is now available for pre-order HERE. Limited edition pre-order items include ultra clear vinyl 7″ (500 units), 3’x3′ wall flag (100 units) and Supernova t-shirt.
“We’ve really started to step up the creativity with sounds and environments,” describes Wolfe. “Building and creating a world around a theme and trying to show everyone what we see and feel. Between “Supernova” and “Thunderstorms,” we really stepped out of our comfort zone for this.”
In addition, The band revealed their motion video for “Supernova” that captures the atmospheric textures of the music. “A long time ago I dumped a guy and later on, when my career started to take off, he tried to come back into my life,” explains Rivals vocalist Kalie Wolfe of their new single “Supernova“. “I sort of wrote this as a f*ck you song to him, that he won’t get me now after all the stuff between us happened.”
In support of their forthcoming EP, the band will be kicking off a run of dates with Slaves today in Dallas, TX. Their double outing with Slaves will be making stops throughout Texas (Dallas, San Antonio, Houston). Also, they’ll be joining back up on release day (November 8th) for a few more shows that includes three dates in California (Sacramento, Fresno, Los Angeles) and the final show of the tour at Club Red in Mesa, AZ.
Simple Creatures have released their much-anticipated sophomore EP, Everything Opposite, today via BMG, which is available to stream and download HERE. The band have also premiered the hilarious music video for “Thanks, I Hate It.” The new visual was directed by April Salud, and the Deepfake was done by The Fakening. Watch it HERE.
Earlier this week, “One Little Lie,” a standout track from the EP, was exclusively premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Dan P. Carter. Listen HERE.
Additionally, Simple Creatures, have just announced that they’ll be playing two intimate shows in Southern California next month. Tickets go on sale at 10am PT on Friday, October 18 and can be purchased on the band’s website HERE.
Southern, CA Tour Dates Announced Today:
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda 11/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
The group will also be heading to Australia for The Good Things Festival on December 6 (Melbourne), 7 (Sydney), and 8 (Brisbane). Tickets can be purchased HERE.
Simple Creatures are Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) and evolved from a long-standing friendship and a musical kinship. Hoppus and Gaskarth took a beat from their individual bands to have some fun in the studio, and came away with a new band with a new sound.
Everything Opposite Track Listing:
1. Special 2. One Little Lie 3. Need Me 4. The Wolf 5. NVM 6. Thanks, I Hate It
San Jose, CA – Covet, the talented Bay Area trio of Yvette Young, David Adamiak and Forrest Rice, released a three song EP simply titled Acoustics, today via Triple Crown RecordsHERE.
“We wanted to create some mellower, more laid back versions of some songs on Effloresce, and also breathe new life into them with new accompaniments such as piano, violin, and even light vocals,” explained Young. “’We hope that with the new accompaniments, tempos and additional layers, ‘Glimmer’ and ‘Shibuya’ will feel entirely different and take people someplace new.”
Acoustics, which features new song “Predawn” as well as stripped down versions of “Glimmer” and “Shibuya,” arrives as the band prepares for a North American headlining tour, kicking off this Friday at Schuba’s in Chicago. The two week outing features openers Vasudeva and Triple Crown label mates, Holy Fawn. Covet join Periphery this fall (Sept. 9 to Oct. 13) on their North American outing.
Covet Tour Dates:
July 12 Chicago, IL Schuba’s July 13 Detroit, MI Pike Room July 14 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee’s July 16 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere Roof July 17 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom July 18 Boston, MA Great Scott July 19 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMoca July 20 Washington, DC Songbyrd July 21 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 July 23 Orlando, FL Soundbar July 24 Atlanta, GA Purgatory July 25 Nashville, TN High Watt July 26 Indianapolis, IN Hoosier Dome July 27 Columbus, OH Big Room Bar August 15 Bristol, UK Arctangent Festival September 9 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre September 10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts September 12 Boston, MA The House of Blues September 13 Montreal, QC Le National September 14 Toronto, ON The Phoenix September 16 Cleveland, OH House of Blues September 17 Chicago, IL House of Blues September 18 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater September 20 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Centre September 21 Saskatoon, SK Louis September 23 Edmonton, AB Union Hall September 24 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre September 26 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre September 27 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market September 28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre September 30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex October 1 Denver, CO Summit October 2 Kansas City, MO The Truman October 3 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Covet released their Triple Crown Records’ debut, Effloresce, in July of 2018. Gear Gods said upon the album’s release, “all three of these talented musicians form what is an incredibly musical, lush, and thoughtful sound,” while Brooklyn Vegan noted the band’s knack for writing “sugar sweet melodies.” Guitar World premiered the video for the band’s track “Glimmer”, while Revolver marked Halloween 2018 with the debut of the band’s video for “Howl”.
Los Angeles, CA – The Faim’s debut EP, Summer Is A Curse, is out today! The six-track effort was recorded with the iconic John Feldmann(blink-182, Good Charlotte, All Time Low) and features four brand new songs in addition to smash single, “Summer Is A Curse,” and the band’s latest release, “A Million Stars.” The EP also serves as a prelude to the group’s highly-anticipated first full-length album, slated for 2019. During the recording process, the Perth natives teamed up with industry staples including Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy (on “Saints Of The Sinners”), Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, Mark Hoppus of blink-182, and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer (on “Summer Is A Curse”).
Summer Is A Curse showcases the pop-rock/punk outfit’s stadium-ready anthems, infectious hooks, impressive songwriting chops, and frontman Josh Raven’s striking, powerhouse vocals. The record includes a solid blend of pop-punk and indie-pop tunes, and the final product is both explosive and fiery, while being authentic, raw, and emotive at the same time. Listen to the EP on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and other digital retailers.
The Faim have this message to share with their fans:
“To say we’re excited about releasing this EP is an understatement. More than just songs, to us these six tracks are a window into our world. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the community around us and welcome you all on this beautiful journey. We’re proud to be able to share our music with you and hope you enjoy listening as much as we’ve enjoyed writing it.”
Summer Is A Curse EP Track Listing:
1. Summer Is A Curse
2. A Million Stars
3. Make Believe
4. I Can Feel You
5. My Heart Needs To Breathe
6. When It Comes
The Faim will head out on tour this month, supporting Against The Current for a run of dates across Europe. The stint launches on Saturday, September 15th in Dublin and hits major cities including London, Amsterdam, and Berlin, before ending in Paris on Thursday, October 11th. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE, with a full list of dates included below.
It has also just been announced that The Faim will soundtrack the brand new Coca-Cola television advertising campaign in the U.K. with their cover of Blondie’s classic hit, “One Way or Another.” Check it out HERE, and the song is also up on Apple Music and Spotify.
LOS ANGELES – Following the release of three massive singles and videos for “Saints Of The Sinners,” “Midland Line,” and “Summer Is A Curse,” The Faim have returned with yet another anthemic track, “A Million Stars.” The song highlights a more pop-leaning, melodic side of the group and features a vibrant chorus paired with frontman Josh Raven’s striking, powerhouse vocals. Listen HERE, and stream/download “A Million Stars” HERE.
After kicking off 2018 on a strong note with extensive global touring, including selling out their first ever headline show and sharing the stage with Sleeping With Sirens, PVRIS, Lower Than Atlantis, and more, The Faim will release their debut EP, Summer Is A Curse, on Friday, September 7th. All songs on the EP were recorded with legendary producer, John Feldmann (blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte), and serve as a prelude to the band’s hotly-anticipated first full-length album, slated for release in 2019. During the recording process, the Perth natives teamed up with industry staples including Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy (on “Saints Of The Sinners”), Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots, Mark Hoppus of blink-182, and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer (on “Summer Is A Curse”).
Regarding Summer Is A Curse, The Faim have this message to share with their fans: “To say we’re excited about releasing this EP is an understatement. More than just songs, to us these six tracks are a window into our world. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support of the community around us and welcome you all on this beautiful journey. We’re proud to be able to share our music with you and hope you enjoy listening as much as we’ve enjoyed writing it.”
Comprised of six tracks, Summer Is A Curse showcases the pop-rock/punk outfit’s stadium-ready anthems, infectious hooks, and impressive songwriting chops. The EP also includes five brand new songs in addition to smash single, “Summer Is A Curse,” which has clocked over 3.5 million global streams and landed on notable Spotify playlists including Rock This, The New Alt, Top of the Morning, The Scene, and New Noise.
It’s needless to say that The Faim is an artist to watch, with their fiery, explosive live shows in high-demand. To see if for yourself, check out their special performance at London’s St Pancras Stationand highlight reels from this year’s Slam Dunk and ReadingFestivals.
“These guys could become one of the biggest new names in rock this year.” -Rock Sound
“Arena-sized” – Billboard
“There’s no doubt that the Faim are going to be heard everywhere.” –Alternative Press
“The cult of The Faim is here to stay.” – Upset
“Massive tunes…You have to hear them right now” –KERRANG!
“If you haven’t heard of The Faim yet, don’t worry – you’re about to.” -Punktastic
Stay tuned for more news from The Faim – the forthcoming track listing for the Summer Is A Curse EP will be revealed soon!