I’m not saying Peppermint is a great movie but man, some of the reviews out there are even more savage than the killings in this run-of-the-mill revenge flick. As I’m writing this, Peppermint scores 12% on Rotten Tomatoes, a score it shares with such atrocities as the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy, Pink Panther 2 and Taken 3. The latter of which happens to be another movie by Pierre Morel, the French director who was also responsible for From Paris With Love and The Transporter.
Spotlights, the Brooklyn-based band, release Love & Decay on April 26 via Ipecac Recordings.
Ghent, Belgium-based experimental rock band RAKETKANON are pleased to announce they have signed to Alcopop! Records and will release their long-awaited third album RKTKN#3 on 5th April 2019.
As a special Valentine’s Day gift to fans, the band have revealed a suitably dark and disturbing video for lead single ‘Ricky’.
Seattle band Tacocat are set to release This Mess Is a Place, their new full-length album on LP/CD/Digital and Cassette on Friday, May 3rd. The sparkly new album is their first for Sub Pop, and heralds a more pop-driven and ebullient direction in their sound. Today, the band are sharing new single & video “Grains of Salt,” which features a variety of Seattle’s finest drag performers.
Hailing from Boston and featuring members of Slapshot, Agnostic Front, Blood For Blood, and Intent To Injure, hardcore powerhouse American War Machine deliver their debut album Unholy War. Picking up where they left off with their Prey Drive EP, American War Machine continue to dish out uncompromising, motor-charged, no frills hardcore punk. These 12 tracks were recorded at The Colosseum in New Bedford, MA with Trevor Vaughan (Rival Mob, Have Heart). Unholy War hits stores on April 12th.
Acclaimed Philadelphia-raised singer-songwriter DAVE HAUSE is proud to announce his brand new studio album titled "Kick". Out on Friday, April 12th via Rise Records, "Kick" is Hause’s fourth solo outing that finds him carrying on in the voice and tradition of classic American songwriters, tackling topics of hope, depression, global warming, a crumbling democracy, and growing old. These complex notions weave together with a joyous sing-along cadence that creates a soundtrack for the broken American dream.
Fat Wreck Chords signed Australia's Clowns and will be releasing their brand-new album, Nature/Nurture on April 12th.
Vocalist, Stevie Williams expounds on their latest effort: “Nature/Nurture is an amalgamation of our last three records, which we’ve made over the last 6 or so years,” he says. “Our line-up has been a little bit fluid over the years, but this record is the band really coming to fruition with this line-up and with all the different sounds that we’ve experimented with over the years – everywhere from super-adolescent punk rock to nine-minute long psych jams.”
- by Tom Dumarey