Vanarin Share New Single “Care”

Italian band “Vanarin” have returned with a new single titled “Care.” Set to appear on their upcoming full-length album Treading Water, “Care” is the most adventurous the band have sounded musically with a synth-driven outro that brings to mind 80’s Sci-Fi/Horror á la John Carpenter. The track is lusciously dreamy, and the lyrical content reflects the moody yet groovy tone of the music speaking on those moments where we get lost in our own thoughts, and i’m sure most will agree with me that we’ve had plenty of self-reflection to deal with thanks to our current pandemic. You can watch the music video for “Care” below:

Tarah Who? Share New Single “Manners”

“Tarah Who?” have been on a roll this year so far. Not too long ago they released their superb rage-filled song about the unfair treatment most of us face in the workplace titled “Swallow That Pill,” and today the band have released their follow-up single “Manners.” This track is less aggressive in nature, but no less impactful than “Swallow That Pill.” The song is inspired by lead singer Tarah Carpenter’s mother who was abandoned as a child and raised by nuns who were really strict. “She always puts herself last and tries to understand everyone, which is a real strength. It occurred to me one day that she was taught to be a good citizen, with good manners, but no one really cared for her as a parent would,” explains Carpenter. You can watch the music video for “Manners” below:

The Reality TV Shares New Single “Beats”

Musician Benjamin Mace-Crossley has released his new single “Beats” under his “The Reality TV” project, and it’s appropriately titled because this track has a danceable drum machine beat that will get you moving immediately. Topped with goth-tinged guitars and synthesizers that evoke the spirit of 80’s “Dark Wave” or “EBM,” this song is a gloomier and doomier dance tune that brings poppy fun to the aforementioned genres without straying into despair. You can listen to “Beats” below:

Panic State Share New Single “Viral Love”

Valentine’s Day was almost a week ago, but London based trio “Panic State” aren’t done sharing the love, viral love that is. Today the band dropped their new single “Viral Love” and it’s the band’s most fun track yet filled with energetic instrumentation and an earworm of a chorus that will have you shouting the lyrics. You can listen to “Viral Love” below:

Iceage Announce New Album “Seek Shelter,” Share New Single “Vendetta”

Not too long after the release of their recent single “The Holding Hand,” and the announcement of their signing to “Mexican Summer,” “Iceage” have unveiled details of their new album Seek Shelter. The album will be released on May 7th via “Mexican Summer,” and the band have also released a new single off the album titled “Vendetta.” You can watch the music video for “Vendetta” below:

Iceage Share New Single “The Holding Hand”

After signing to label “Mexican Summer,” “Iceage” have returned with a new single titled “The Holding Hand,” and it’s looking like there are big things from the band coming our way. New album perhaps? Fingers crossed. About “The Holding Hand,” the band have stated “the song lives in a slurred world, movements are elastically stretched out and strength is found in weakness while you find it hard to tell the difference between fume and matter. Gently the swaying intensifies, feel it escalate. Reach out for the holding hand, it seems almost within scope now.” You can watch the music video for “The Holding Hand” below:

Sapphire Blues Share New Single “Daydream”

I’m pretty sure i’ve already said this before, but Bristol band “Sapphire Blues” just keep getting better and better, so forgive me if I sound like a broken record, but their new single “Daydream” without a doubt proves that. Released via “Blitzcat Records,” “Daydream” further explores the Post-Punk style the band have perfected and touches on a subject that isn’t new by any means, but is undoubtedly relatable. Our spirits can be damaged by a routine of overworking and excessive amounts of pills to help us smile through it all, but is this truly the way of adulthood? It’s a question too complicated to answer, but the band have shared a song to make us feel less alone, and to daydream of a brighter future. You can listen to “Daydream” below:

Blue Orchid Reaction Share Remix of “Escape to Plan”

“Escape to Plan” was without a doubt the most standout track on “Blue Orchid Reaction’s” E.P. Four Chord Theory last year, and though it seemed like a finished track that needed no improvements, the song got a reworking from the band anyway, and this version sounds more polished than the original. The song is about the frustration and anger toward the failings of politicians who serve their own needs and not the needs of those who elected them. While the E.P. version is a more raw take that evokes the spirit of live shows, the remix is a pristinely produced version that flexes the band’s studio muscles without sounding too overproduced. Don’t forget to listen to the awesome acoustic version as well. You can listen to the “Escape to Plan” remix below:

Squid Announce New Album “Bright Green Field,” Share New Single “Narrator”

U.K. band “Squid” are set to release their long awaited debut album Bright Green Field on May 7th via “Warp Records.” Today the band have shared the album’s first single “Narrator,” and it is an ambitious 8 minute plus track that features vocals from rising artist Martha Skye Murphy. About the track, the band have stated “the song follows a man who is losing the distinction between memory, dream, and reality, and how you can often mold your memories of people to fit a narrative that fits your ego.” Martha Skye Murphy has stated “the unreliable narrator is, more often than not, a male who wishes to portray women as submissive characters in their story.” In the song she plays the part of a woman wanting to break free from the dominating story the male has set. You can watch the music video for “Narrator” below:

Tarah Who? Share New Single “Swallow That Pill”

L.A. based duo “Tarah Who?” have released their most aggressive single by far. The track is titled “Swallow That Pill,” and it fiercely tackles a subject most of us can relate to, settling for something mentally, emotionally, or physically strenuous out of fear of losing something you feel you need whether it be that 9 to 5 job or toxic people in your life. We witness and experience emotional and mental abuse in the workplace everyday. We witness and experience unfair treatment from people who are supposed to care about us, but we take the harassment because that job is all we have to pay the bills. Inspired by an ex-co-worker who was mistreated and unrewarded for her hard work, lead singer Tarah Carpenter rages with Punk Rock fervor against the abuse we settle for in the workplace and just in life in general. Recognizing your value is an important thing, and during these COVID times where we feel like we need to cling on to whatever job we have no matter how belittling it can be, this straightforward message is more important than ever. You can watch the music video for “Swallow That Pill” below: