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TOMMY EMMANUEL To Release New Ep ‘Accomplice Series Volume 1 With Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley’ 5/7

DT: MARCH 19, 2021

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK/LYNDIE WENNER
SRO PR (LOS ANGELES, NASHVILLE, LAS VEGAS)

TOMMY EMMANUEL
TO RELEASE NEW EP
‘ACCOMPLICE SERIES VOLUME 1 WITH ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY’
ON MAY 7 VIA CGP SOUNDS
SHARES FIRST SINGLE AND VIDEO

“FLATT DID IT”
LISTEN HERE TO THE ALBUM’S FIRST SINGLE “FLATT DID IT,”
RELEASED TODAY (MARCH 19),
AND WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Acclaimed and Grammy®-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter TOMMY EMMANUEL—one of five people ever named a CPG (Certified Guitar Player) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins—has joined forces with powerhouse Grammy®-nominated acoustic duo Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley to record the EP ACCOMPLICE SERIES VOLUME 1 WITH ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY out May 7.

Today (March 19), they’ve shared the first single and video “Flatt Did It” from the four-song digital-only EP (*see the track listing below) on CGP Sounds. Listen here to the album’s first single and watch the video here. The Zach Pigg-directed video, premiered at The Bluegrass Situation, was shot in Nashville when the three artists recorded the EP. Pre-save and pre-add the EP here.

ACCOMPLICE SERIES VOLUME 1 WITH ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY was born out of the deep admiration the musicians have for each other, also underlined by shows they’ve played together intermittently for nearly five years, the first of which was May 5, 2016 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco.

Creative sparks fly on the EP, which radiates good vibrations with white-hot picking virtuosity on acoustic guitars and Dobro—it’s all a welcome sanctuary from these upside-down times. There are three cover songs—the Chet Atkins/Doc Watson song “Flatt Did It,” Buck Owens’ “Raz-Ma-Taz Polka” and the standard “Copper Kettle”—plus a rendering of the Emmanuel composition, “It’s Never Too Late,” originally released in 2015.

Here are quotes from TOMMY, ROB and TREY about the EP:

TOMMY EMMANUEL: “The sessions were very spontaneous, and in fact, I suggested ‘Flatt Did It’ and ‘Copper Kettle’ as pieces on the day we recorded them. That’s how it came about. It was very spontaneous.”

ROB ICKES: “Well, it’s always great to work with Tommy.  He’s such a great artist, and such a great person. There are always a lot of sparks flying when we play together, and all three of us are into lots of different musical genres, so that’s always fun to explore different musical territories when we get together.”

TREY HENSLEY: “Getting to pick with Tommy and Rob any time is always a blast! Working in the studio with Tommy was so much fun, which I think is evident throughout this EP. The great vibe in the studio that day is prominent in the recordings. It was really just the three of us hanging out and playing tunes…what could be more fun?”

Here are quotes from them about “Flatt Did It”:

TOMMY EMMANUEL: “‘Flatt Did It’ is a tribute to Lester Flatt and some of his classic kind of licks. We had the film crew in there for the day and they just rolled the cameras. We actually just played and ignored them almost.”

ROB ICKES: “This song comes from an album that Chet Atkins did with Doc Watson. I love to hear Tommy and Trey play together. There’s a great respect between the two of them. They are both so brilliant. It’s great to hear them feeding off each other. And this song is just the perfect vehicle for a Dobro, so I’m enjoying the whole thing!”

TREY HENSLEY: “Yeah, this one was Tommy’s idea, and it’s a tune from the Doc Watson and Chet Atkins duo record. Rob and I both have a bluegrass background, and this song was written with the great bluegrass icon Lester Flatt in mind. (Hence the title.)  It really was a natural fit and recording it with Tommy was so much fun!”

 

The Full Track List for Accomplice EP #1:

1. Copper Kettle (featuring Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley)
2. Raz-Ma-Taz Polka (featuring Trey Hensley)
3. Flatt Did It (featuring Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley)
4. It’s Never Too Late (featuring Rob Ickes)

Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen

ABOUT TOMMY EMMANUEL:

TOMMY EMMANUEL has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a CPG (Certified Guitar Player) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. He’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award nominationstwo ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy); repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll including a cover story for their August 2017 issue; a cover feature for Vintage Guitar’s July 2020 issue; and was Music Radar’s reader’s poll #1 winner of the Ten Best Acoustic Guitarists in The World (December 2019). A noted fingerstyle guitarist, EMMANUEL frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but EMMANUEL never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every date. That leaves him open to those technical imperfections, though they also provide some of the humanity to an other-worldly talent. On May 8, 2020, he released a newly recorded career-spanning double album, THE BEST OF TOMMYSONGS, via CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records). Watch the album trailer here which focuses on TOMMY’s unique ability to tell stories without words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SOQEMWYAQ4&feature=youtu.be

L-R: Trey Hensley, Rob Ickes
Photo Credit: Chad Jenkins

ABOUT ROB ICKES AND TREY HENSLEY

Take a 15-time IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Resophonic Guitar Player of the Year and a Tennessee-born guitar prodigy called “Nashville’s hottest young player” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, and you have Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, a powerhouse acoustic duo that has electrified the acoustic music scene around the world. Known for their white-hot picking and world class musicianship, as well as their soulful stone country vocals, the GRAMMY® nominated duo cleverly and uniquely melds bluegrass, country, blues, rock, jamgrass, and string band music of all kinds to create a signature blend of music that defies restrictions of genre. NPR has called Ickes and Hensley “two musical phenoms”; Vintage Guitar raved they’re an “acoustic firestorm” who “are changing the rules”; Acoustic Guitar describes their sound as “steel-string bluegrass with all the intensity of rock ‘n’ roll” and No Depression observed they’re “two of the finest musicians playing today.” Ickes and Hensley have shared the stage or collaborated with Tommy Emmanuel, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Marty Stuart, and Steve Wariner—all admirers of the duo.  Ickes, former founding member of bluegrass “supergroup” Blue Highway and highly sought-after Dobro master, has graced the recordings and concerts of artists such as Earl Scruggs, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Tony Rice and more. Hensley, who earned his first IBMA Guitar Player of the Year nomination in 2020, made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 11 (thanks to an invite from Marty Stuart with Earl Scruggs) and has appeared on stage with the likes of Johnny Cash, Peter Frampton and Old Crow Medicine Show.  All three of the albums released by Ickes and Hensley have received widespread acclaim, including their debut Before The Sun Goes Down, which garnered a GRAMMY® nomination, and the combo’s most recent release World Full of Blues, which features collaborations with Vince Gill and Taj Mahal.

For more information on TOMMY EMMANUEL, visit:
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For more information on ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY, visit:
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(Los Angeles, Nashville, Las Vegas)
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Andrea Faulk // afaulk@sropr.com
Lyndie Wenner // lwenner@sropr.com

 


RICHIE FURAY Shares Live Performance Video Of “Let’s Dance Tonight” From Upcoming 50th Anniversary Return To The Troubadour

DT: MARCH 19, 2021

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ANDREA FAULK

RICHIE FURAY
TODAY SHARES VIDEO OF HIS 2018 PERFORMANCE OF
POCO’S “LET’S DANCE TONIGHT”
AHEAD OF RELEASE OF DOUBLE LIVE ALBUM + DVD
‘50TH ANNIVERSARY RETURN TO THE TROUBADOUR’

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

RICHIE FURAY today (3/19) shared a live performance video of “Let’s Dance Tonight” from his upcoming 50TH ANNIVERSARY RETURN TO THE TROUBADOUR–a double CD and download as well as a single DVD concert film on DSDK Productions, distributed by MRI Entertainment. The digital audio only is being released April 2, with both the physical CD + DVD release available April 23.

The “Let’s Dance Tonight” video was premiered 3/17 via Americana Highways which praised the video by saying: “For Poco fans this performance by Richie Furay is essential. And what a wonderful performance it is, evoking Poco and the nostalgia of the time, and a captivating show on its own terms too.” Watch the video here and listen to the single here. Pre-save and pre-add the album here.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee–one of the chief architects of the country rock genre as a member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco and the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band—wrote the song for Poco’s sixth album and final one he recorded with them, Crazy Eyes. This marks the third single/video from FURAY’s new live album, following “Kind Woman” and “C’mon,” the latter of which was premiered at Relix with a story hailing him as an “Americana Icon.”

Recorded with The Richie Furay Band at the iconic Los Angeles venue in November 2018, the double album is comprised of two powerful sets: “Still DeLIVErin,’ which encompasses Buffalo Springfield songs, favored Poco tunes and some of FURAY’s finest solo work, and “DeLIVErin’ Again,” a front-to-back performance of Poco’s DeLIVErin’ plus their 1972 signature song “A Good Feelin’ To Know” with Timothy B. Schmit (who joined Poco in 1969 on vocals and bass) singing his parts. The audio for the CD and concert film was mixed and produced by multi-Grammy Award-winning audio engineer Ross Hogarth.

“Let’s Dance Tonight,” which begins with the lyrics “Slippin’ away headin’ out to L.A./Gonna sing in the city tonight,” is a personal song for FURAY. “Well of course being in L.A. at the Troubadour made it a very special opportunity to perform this song,” he points out. “L.A. is where it all began for me and Poco, I don’t think I ever get near the city to do a show where ‘Let’s Dance Tonight’ doesn’t come to mind and find its way into the set list. I guess it’s a way of acknowledging the opportunities I had there to make music.  That’s the general way to look at it. There is also the specific, personal way as well as Los Angeles is where I met my wife Nancy, of 54 years. Poco spent a lot of time on the road so coming home to Los Angeles back then was always a refreshing moment.”

FURAY says that “Let’s Dance Tonight” is “a happy upbeat song that our fans were very receptive to.  They got on their feet and were clapping and dancing at our live shows.” He adds: “It obviously is a special song as I recorded it twice [for Poco’s Crazy Eyes and his solo album Heartbeat of Love].  I remember doing a ‘reunion’ with Poco at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville; after rehearsing the song, a friend who was there said it was one of his favorite Poco songs and I replied if I ever did another project I wanted to re-record it because I thought it got overlooked with all the drama surrounding Crazy Eyes, so that’s how it ended up on Heartbeat of Love.  I see the song as one of a few that were overlooked at the time in one way or another as a top 40 single possibility.”

The Troubadour show in 2018 was truly a magical evening in many ways. The sold-out concert marked FURAY’s 50th anniversary return to the venue where Poco (originally as Pogo) performed their very first shows in 1968. The evening was marked by Timothy B. Schmit joining FURAY on the Schmit-penned “Hear That Music” from DeLIVErin’ and the above-mentioned “A Good Feelin’ To Know.” Timothy also introduced FURAY onstage after reading a congratulatory note from Cameron Crowe (who intended being at the Troubadour in person but could not make it at the last minute). Timothy then introduced the esteemed artist and producer Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon), who presented FURAY with a commemorative award for his 50th anniversary return to the Troubadour. Also on hand at the show and backstage was Randy Meisner, Poco’s first bass player before Schmit replaced him.

Tracklisting Page in ‘50th Anniversary Return To The Troubadour’

Track listing for 50TH ANNIVERSARY RETURN TO THE TROUBADOUR CD + DVD

CD1: “Still DeLIVErin’”
On The Way Home
Let’s Dance Tonight
We Were The Dreamers
Don’t Let It Pass By
Go and Say Goodbye
Wake Up My Soul
Hard Country
Wind of Change
Anyway Bye Bye
Someday

CD2: “DeLIVErin’ Again”
I Guess You Made It
C’mon
Hear That Music (with Timothy B. Schmit)
Kind Woman
Hard Luck
Child’s Claim To Fame
Pickin’ Up The Pieces
You Better Think Twice
A Man Like Me
Just in Case It Happens, Yes Indeed
Grand Junction
Consequently So Long
Encore: A Good Feelin’ To Know (with Timothy B. Schmit)

Richie Furay Band:

Richie Furay: guitars, vocals
Jesse Furay Lynch, tambourine and vocals
Scott Sellen, guitars, banjo and vocals
Jack Jeckot, keyboards, harmonica, guitar and vocals
Aaron Sellen, bass guitar and vocals
Alan Lemke, drums

Plus:
Dave Pearlman, pedal steel guitar and dobro
Timothy B. Schmit, vocals

Pictured, Richie Furay and his daughter Jesse Furay Lynch
Photo Credit: Howard Zryb

50th Anniversary Return To The Troubadour’
Front Cover Art
‘50th Anniversary Return To The Troubadour’
Back Cover Art

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POP EVIL Announce ‘Versatile’ out May 21 via eONE, Share New Single “Set Me Free”

DT: MARCH 19, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 

 

POP EVIL
DEBUTS NEW SINGLE
“SET ME FREE”
LISTEN HERE 

REVEAL NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE & TRACKLIST
‘VERSATILE’ OUT MAY 21 VIA ENTERTAINMENT ONE
PREORDERS AVAILABLE HERE

(Photo credit: Ashley Osborn)
Pictured, from left: Matt DiRito, Hayley Cramer, Leigh Kakaty, Dave Grahs, Nick Fuelling

POP EVIL have debuted their new single “Set Me Free” today (3/19) along with announcing May 21 as the release date for their much-anticipated sixth full-length album VERSATILE via Entertainment One (eOne). The release finds the Michigan rock heavyweights pushing their instantly distinctive sound to uncharted territories, expertly balancing the styles they’ve explored on recent tracks “Let The Chaos Reign,” “Work” and “Breathe Again,” of which the latter two have blasted on to the Top 10 Rock charts joining previous #1 hits “Waking Lions,” “Footsteps,” “Deal with the Devil,” “Trenches” and “Torn to Pieces,” which was certified GOLD by the RIAA in 2020. The new single “Set Me Free” is a reminder of the band’s ability to be a bastion for perseverance and positivity which features colossal riffs coupled with a formidable performance from vocalist Leigh Kakaty. Watch and listen in the below video visualizer or directly HERE.

We are very excited to announce our sixth studio album is being released May 21,” announce POP EVIL in a joint statement. “‘Versatile’ is available for pre-order now! With this launch we are releasing a brand-new track from the album, ‘Set Me Free,’ which embodies the challenging times the world has faced this past year. We are very proud & humbled to see our current single ‘Breathe Again’ trending Top 5 on the Rock Radio charts, and the video being embraced by our fans. We can’t wait for you all to hear the rest of the album, as we feel it’s our strongest to date.”

 

 

VERSATILE Cover Artwork by Pedro Correa (https://pedrocorrea.com)

If rock is dead, then POP EVIL is definitive proof of the afterlife.

The blue-collar band—which consists of Kakaty alongside lead guitarist Nick Fuelling, rhythm guitarist Dave Grahs, bassist Matt DiRito and drummer Hayley Cramer–have built a new rock n’ roll institution on their foundation of showmanship, raw relatability, and hard rock hooks, both forward-thinking and timeless.

POP EVIL’s songwriting on VERSATILE zeros in on their juxtaposition of cinematic melody and heavy, unflinching groove. Deftly mixing fist-pumping anthems and timeless power ballads, POP EVIL delivers their most ambitious rebirth yet with a jaw-dropping and unpredictable album. VERSATILE sounds exactly like the name suggests. It distills the soaring melodies and driving riffs of POP EVIL’s past and introduces an ambitious exploration of the future.

VERSATILE Tracklist:
1. Let The Chaos Reign
2. Set Me Free
3. Breathe Again
4. Work
5. Inferno
6. Stronger (The Time Is Now)
7. Raise Your Flag
8. Human Nature
9. Survivor
10. Worst In Me
11. Same Blood
12. Fire Inside 

Beyond the success story told by the charts, the 1 million units of “total activity” across their catalog, and the over 600 million streams of their songs on major platforms, POP EVIL’s greatest strength is the diverse group of people captivated by the band’s relatable storytelling and undeniable catchiness. These are fans earned, city by city, on tours with a modern rock playlist’s worth of genre titans.

VERSATILE will be made available on CD exclusively via Target, which will offer a two disc deluxe edition with the second disc including the track listing from their 2020 #1’s LP of which all of their current #1 singles were pressed on 180-gram opaque gold vinyl.

VERSATILE Target Exclusive CD Second Disc Tracklist:
1. Trenches
2. Deal With The Devil
3. Torn To Pieces
4. Footsteps
5. Waking Lions

Pre-save/order VERSATILE on all formats at this location:
https://www.popevil-versatile.com/

POP EVIL will perform live at the following shows:

Fri. 8/6 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort & **SOLD OUT**
Wed. 8/11 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater &
Fri. 9/24 – Orlando, FL @ Monster Energy Rebel Rock at Central Florida Fairgrounds
Thu. 10/7 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock at Discovery Park
& w/Shinedown

For more information on POP EVIL, please visit:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

 

About eOne
Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies including: international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Daisybeck, Blackfin and Whizz Kid Entertainment; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music companies Audio Network, Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.

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Alec Cakebread – alec@ngage.com


PAPA ROACH To Reveal Music Video for “Broken As Me (feat. Danny Worsnop)” in Album Release Livestream Event Later Today

DT: MARCH 18, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, MITCH SCHNEIDER / SRO PR

MULTI-PLATINUM ROCK BAND PAPA ROACH RELEASES
‘GREATEST HITS VOL.2: THE BETTER NOISE YEARS’
AVAILABLE NOW

BAND SET TO PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“BROKEN AS ME (FEAT. DANNY WORSNOP OF ASKING ALEXANDRIA)”
DURING SPECIAL LIVESTREAM EVENT TODAY, MARCH 19

“HELP” & “BORN FOR GREATNESS”
CERTIFIED GOLD BY RIAA

DOWNLOAD ALBUM ARTWORK
DOWNLOAD PAPA ROACH PRESS ASSETS

NEW YORK, NY – March 19, 2021 – Today, iconic, multi-platinum rock band PAPA ROACH continue their legacy as one of the leading music groups of the 21st century with the release of their second greatest hits compilation, GREATEST HITS VOL. 2: THE BETTER NOISE YEARS. The compilation commemorates their continued success as a top-selling recording and touring act during their 2010-2020 tenure signed to Better Noise Music, Billboard’s #1 rock label of 2020. Most recently, the group vaulted to the #1 spot on Mainstream Rock radio charts with “The Ending (Remastered 2020)” marking their eighth #1 single to date. The band were also rewarded with a RIAA Gold Certification for the track “Born For Greatness” earlier this month, which follows in the gold-certified footsteps of “Help.” Both songs, originally released on 2017’s critically-acclaimed Crooked Teeth, are featured on this new compilation album. PAPA ROACH’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Better Noise Years is now available to stream and download here.

“We don’t usually like taking a look back, but we’re so glad to be able to take this journey into the past alongside our fans,” the band said of the compilation. “We’ve had so much fun rediscovering all the moments of the past 10 years that have made us the band we are today. We look forward to the upcoming year and to a new chapter of music.”

To celebrate the release of the compilation with fans, the band will host a special livestream event today, March 19, at 2pm PST/5pm EST on their social channels (full list below) in addition to all of Better Noise Music’s channels. The free event will include an in-conversation discussion hosted by Allison Hagendorf (Head of Rock at Spotify and host of the show “Rock This with Allison Hagendorf”). The band will be joined by guests–Maria Brink (“In This Moment”), Jason Evigan (Producer & Songwriter “Born For Greatness”) and Michael Lombardi (Actor / Producer – The Retaliators). The broadcast will also include the WORLD PREMIERE of the video for “Broken As Me (featuring Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria).”

PAPA ROACH is celebrating the release of their new album, Greatest Hits, Vol 2. – The Better Noise Years with a RADIO.COM Check In on Friday, March 19th at 11 AM ET, hosted by Pat Martin. It will air live on PAPA ROACH, RADIO.COM and their Rock stations’ Facebook pages.

Band members Jacoby Shaddix & Jerry Horton will hang with Shannon Gunz and take over SiriusXM Octane as guest DJs and pick some of their favorite tunes. The takeover will air starting today, and go through the weekend, ending Sunday, March 21.

Last night, Thursday, March 18, iHeartMedia presented the “iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Papa Roach” The event, hosted by iHeartRadio’s Shroom, streamed a performance, exclusive conversation with the band and needle drops from Greatest Hits Vol.2 – The Better Noise Years on iHeartRadio’s YouTube and broadcasted across iHeartMedia’s Rock and select Alternative radio stations. Check out highlights from the event HERE.

GREATEST HITS VOL. 2: THE BETTER NOISE YEARS features 21 tracks including 13 Top 10 singles, previously unreleased remixes and acoustic recordings recorded Live at YouTube Studios in NYC. Its first single, the #1 active rock radio charting “The Ending (Remastered 2020)” has over 2 million video views and features footage from the upcoming BETTER NOISE FILMS horror-thriller movie THE RETALIATORS which marks the group’s lead vocalist JACOBY SHADDIX’s first-ever foray into acting. The movie also features on screen appearances and soundtracks from fellow musicians including Five Finger Death Punch, Tommy Lee, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Escape The Fate and more.

PAPA ROACH’s music is consistently used across pop culture media. In addition to being included in the THE RETALIATORS film and on the film’s upcoming original soundtrack, the band’s GOLD-certified song “Born for Greatness (Cymek Remix)” is currently featured in the trailer for the video game Outriders: No Turning Back. The digital campaign will run from March-June, 2021. See here.

To date PAPA ROACH have led the path for contemporary rock artists in the digital streaming era with over 2 billion streams globally and 9 million monthly listeners on Spotify. PAPA ROACH have continued to stretch their boundaries throughout the years, including features with artists outside their genre–such as their 2017 track “Periscope” with pop artist Skylar Grey (which is included on the new release)–and most recently collaborating with TikTok star/up-and-coming artist Jeris Johnson on a new version of their iconic hit “Last Resort.” Check out the collaboration in the music video for “Last Resort Reloaded here.

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ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Escape The Fate, AWOLNATION, Atlas Genius, Papa Roach, Bad Wolves, Nothing More, and The Hu. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London, Berlin, Toronto and Sydney.
For information, visit: http://betternoise.com/

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BUDDERSIDE Share New Single “Amber Alert (ft. Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies) In Devilish Music Video

DT: MARCH 19, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 


BUDDERSIDE
SHARE CIRCUS-THEMED MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“AMBER ALERT (FEAT. CARLA HARVEY OF BUTCHER BABIES)”

WATCH HERE

THE ALBUM ‘SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE
DUE MARCH 26 VIA MOTÖRHEAD MUSIC/SILVER LINING MUSIC

Hollywood rock & roll group BUDDERSIDE bridge the gap between the sexy swagger of the Sunset Strip and the soulful depths of Seattle on their forthcoming sophomore release SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE out March 26 via Motörhead Music/Silver Lining Music. Its fourth single, “Amber Alert (featuring Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies),is out today (March 19), streaming across all digital platforms HERE. The band premiered its seductive music video yesterday (3/18) via Metal Injection. In the video, BUDDERSIDE vocalist Patrick Stone and Harvey lead viewers into a circus where the devil is the ringleader—portrayed by music personality and host of KLOS’ ‘New and Approved’ show Matt Pinfield. Watch it streaming above or HERE.

“In LA everyone wants to be a rockstar but no one wants to put the work in,” says Butcher Babies vocalist Harvey. “Patrick is a long-time friend of mine that has always shown true tenacity in going after his dreams. Both of us have picked up the pieces and started over many times to come as far as we have. I’m super proud of what he’s done with Budderside, so naturally I said yes when he asked me to feature on ‘Amber Alert.’ I had a blast throwing a little estrogen on this banger!”

“Budderside are one of the most exciting bands out of LA in a really long time,” declares Pinfield. “For my money–what rock music should be. They have the goods–a frontman with real swagger and incredible players who deliver their songs with passion, power and conviction.  Visually, the band’s videos for the new album are on an unparalleled level of creativity. I was honored to be a part of their new video for the single ‘Amber Alert.’ The song’s heavy groove is complimented by the vocal duet with Budderside’s charismatic frontman Patrick Stone and Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey, who adds a heavy, menacing yet melodic interplay with this unforgettable in-your-face rock anthem that never lets up and doesn’t disappoint.”

SPIRITUAL VIOLENCE was recorded with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Godsmack, Papa Roach) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage). Its 10 spiritually evocative and meticulously crafted songs are thoughtfully designed to resonate, both musically and lyrically, across the world.

Two of the band’s recently shared video singles–“Zen” (filmed in Tokyo and directed by Erik Bishop) and the animated “Pardon Me (featuring Phil Campbell of Motörhead)” (directed by Pablo Conde)— were selected at several independent film festivals including Los Angeles Film Awards, Virgin Spring Cinefest, Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film & Screenplay Festival and Lift off Global Network Berlin. Additionally, “Pardon Me” was recently updated as a finalist for the Golden Short Film Festival.

BUDDERSIDE has previously been on tours alongside Motörhead, Slayer, Anthrax and L.A. Guns as well as being featured on international festivals including Wacken Open Air, Motörboat, Malmö Festival and the Monsters Of Rock cruise. They look forward to returning to the stage following the safe relaunch of live events.

(Lineup (l-r): Logan Nikolic, Jeff Dewbray {top}, Gabe Maska, Patrick Stone {top}, Sam “Bam” Koltun; Photo Credit: Mathias Fau)

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‘Top Rankin’: A Punk/Ska Noir Novel By Howard Paar Out May 11 Via Rare Bird Books

DATE: MARCH 18, 2021

FROM: MITCH SCHNEIDER/SRO PR

‘TOP RANKIN’: A PUNK/SKA NOIR NOVEL
BY HOWARD PAAR
OUT MAY 11 VIA RARE BIRD BOOKS
THE BOOK’S PAAR-CURATED SOUNDTRACK
IS NOW AT SPOTIFY

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The worlds of punk, ska, crime, drugs and corruption in Los Angeles come together in unexpected ways in Top Rankin,’ a punk/ska novel by Howard Paar due out May 11 via Rare Bird Books. Capturing the anything-goes spirit of L.A. in 1980, with the presidential election of Ronald Reagan just around the corner, Top Rankin’ is populated with real-life characters from the music world in Los Angeles, New York, and London. The novel is available now for pre-order at booksellers everywhere.

It’s the second novel from Paar following Once Upon A Time In LA in 2015. He is a London native who relocated to L.A. in the late 70s and initially created the ON Klub–the first ska club in the U.S. at the rough and ready pre-gentrified Silver Lake end of Sunset Blvd.–before going on to become a record label executive and multiple award-winning music supervisor for film and television. Paar has curated the Top Rankin’ soundtrack, now posted at Spotify.

Paar began the ON Klub in May 1980, inspired by the racially integrated punky ska revival in England. He booked the bands and spun the vinyl at the ska, soul, and reggae venue. In this hole in the hillside dump of a joint, the dance floor was shared by young Jamaicans, sharp-dressed Asian American girls, South Central kids, London escapees, mods on scooters from Orange County, Latino kids from the neighborhood―all united by the inspiring vinyl they couldn’t hear on the radio or anywhere else in the US. The club’s success also resulted in unwelcome visits from the police and fire department.

“In numerous respects it was the literary and cinematic noir history of Los Angeles that drew and kept me here, says PAAR, “so the city and its now vanished places are a significant aspect of both novels.” He adds: “I wrote this ‘memNoir’ to give readers an authentic, fun experience of 1980, lived in the moment, feeling the power of music in fast changing and dangerous times for many.”

H.P. Photo by Christiana D’amore

 

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TASH SULTANA Generates Over 1 Billion Streams Overall + Critical Praise For ‘Terra Firma’ Album


DATE: MARCH 16, 2021

FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER

TASH SULTANA
BUILDS ON GLOBAL SUCCESS
WITH MORE THAN ONE BILLION STREAMS
GARNERS FIRST #1 ALBUM
WITH ‘TERRA FIRMA’
IN THEIR NATIVE AUSTRALIA

EARNS CRITICAL ACCLAIM
FOR SOPHOMORE ALBUM RELEASED FEBRUARY 19
ON MOM + POP MUSIC

LISTEN NOW

WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES KICK OFF SEPTEMBER 1

With their sophomore album TERRA FIRMA, TASH SULTANA continues to expand their global success with more than one billion streams and their first #1 album on their native Australian ARIA Albums Chart, along with a Rolling Stone Australia cover story.

The February 19 release of the genre-defying 14-track album on Mom + Pop Music, composed, arranged, performed, engineered and produced by TASH, has been greeted with an array of critical accolades praising the artist’s artistic evolution. TASH–singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and electrifying performer–has added to the looped and layered jams with a dazzling patchwork of soul, funk, R&B, folk, rock, hip-hop–you name it. The result is TASH’s most ambitious triumph to date.

NME (UK) noted in their review that “The Aussie star embraces all sounds but maintains a delicate vulnerability on album number two…” with THE GUARDIAN (UK) saying “TERRA FIRMA is as expansive and chilled as we’ve come to expect from Sultana…” GUITAR PLAYER in the U.S. says: “It’s a deceptively crafty concoction that feels thoroughly organic and effortless.” NPR’s “All Songs Considered” also shined a light on the album in their “New Music Friday” coverage.

“Australian singer Tash Sultana released their sophomore album Terra Firma this week, offering up the grounding track ‘Blame It On Society.’ True to her sound, Sultana combines dizzying guitar chords with her measured lyrical delivery, pointing out the flaws that are ingrained our society.”

–Carolyn Droke, UPROXX, 2/23/21

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“…proficiency in around a dozen instruments, all contributing to the vast, looping sonic landscapes of Terra Firma…In many ways, Terra Firma reflects a centered, cerebral moment for Sultana. From the opening instrumental ‘Musk,’ Sultana launches into a bizarro world that’s awash in layered psychedelia. The whole album is like falling down a rabbit hole of serenity, punctuated by Sultana’s inevitable, crescendoing instrumentation.”

–Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta, RELIX, 1/29/21

“…Terra Firma is Tash’s most expansive effort to date. The final product pairs staggeringly raw songwriting with intricate instrumentation and lush production, fusing jazz, soul, funk, psych rock, and R&B influences along the way. Thematically, the album builds toward a sense of liberation, with the closing number literally called ‘I Am Free.’”

–Matt Wallock, AMERICAN SONGWRITER, 2/17/21

“Terra Firma is a record that listeners can get lost in. Sultana’s sonic presentation is spread across a collection of deeply introspective songs that touch on soul, funk, pop, R&B and hip-hop. There are dashes of rock and even folk. It’s a deceptively crafty concoction that feels thoroughly organic and effortless. Intoxicating guitar loops on blissed-out tracks like ‘Pretty Lady’ and ‘Sweet & Dandy’ bury themselves into the thicket of one’s senses, and the cavernous soundscapes that form the musical beds of ‘Coma,’ ‘Let the Light In’ and ‘I Am Free’ unfold like dreams. It’s all dynamic, head-turning stuff…”

Joe Bosso, GUITAR PLAYER (print), March 2021

“Terra Firma is a masterful mix of R&B, soul, indie-rock, alternative and shoegaze.” 9/10

–Miguel Costa, MUSIC CONNECTION, 2/23/21

“…Terra Firma is mostly rooted in laid-back, gentle grooves (you can slow dance to it, but this isn’t exactly a funk-fest), with more room for personal introspection and ruminations on relationships and one’s place in the larger world (as well as occasional observations on the unexpected consequences of fame)…Sultana’s vocals have gained some range and nuance since their first album, and there’s a welcome sense of the artist embracing the joys of pushing the boundaries; the guitar work here is very fine but not flashy, and shares the stage with keyboards and other flavors that give the tracks a rich and varied sound. In short, Terra Firma confirms Tash Sultana isn’t interested in being your new favorite guitarist as much as they want to be a musician and songwriter with the talent and ambition to go in any direction they choose…they have the talent and vision to be an artist who is going to be around for a while, and it’s fascinating to imagine where they can go next. Terra Firma shows where they are now is already pretty impressive.”

ALLMUSIC.COM, 2/19/2021

Without a doubt Terra Firma is a relatable masterpiece made for the hearts that long to be mended by the power of music. Its intoxicating grooves and hypnotic riffs are instantly inviting, but with depth that reveals its rewards the more you absorb it. From the previously released evocative ‘Greed’ to the enthralling ‘Beyond The Pine,’ Tash departs from looped and layered jams towards meditative combinations of soul, funk, RnB, folk, rock, and hip hop. The 14-track album takes root into far-reaching sonic territory, while each song stands out with its individualistic flare and sound. Ultimately meshing together to create a flawless album that showcases Tash’s musical and lyrical growth.”

–Gibson Shaffer, GRATEFUL WEB, 11/30/2020

“No one makes music like Tash. Their ear for densely layered orchestration culminates in this transcendent, slightly psychedelic new track that reminds listeners that You are enough, to live in the present moment away from negative distractions. As Tash demonstrates their famously proficient guitar ability in the intro, the instrumentation quickly grows to include increasingly intoxicating layers of angelic chimes, organic samples, rich horns, fleeting harps, and much more…”

–Austin Miller, THIS SONG IS SICK, 1-22-21

“Groovy ‘Willow Tree’ is filled with colorful horns and the whimsical guitar, keys, and bass loops that made you obsessed with Tash in the first place. You glide through this magical journey, with Jeome Farah and Tash’s soulful vocals perfectly complementing each other, and you can’t help but get lost in it.”

–Nicole Proctor, EARMILK, 12/22/2020

“Terra Firma remains a remarkable experience that finds a way to demonstrate real human vulnerability while building mystique around its creator. Sultana learned guitar at age 3, reportedly plays 20 different instruments and composed, arranged, performed, engineered and produced just about every note of their first two albums–all by the age of 25. There’s nothing they can’t play and less they can’t do. But it’s the restraint shown in the minimalist moments that show why slowing down was the right choice for Sultana on Terra Firma.” 7/10

–Skott Bennett, RIFF MAGAZINE, 2/15/21

“…soulful and sublime outing. Whether she’s waxing mystical or being more forthcoming, Sultana’s art here is striking.”

–Kevin Wierzbicki, ANTIMUSIC.COM, 2/19/21

“Multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana’s sophomore effort Terra Firma bumps along, dripping with layers of early 90’s R&B, indie rock, and dream pop escapism. Playing all sounds while delivering floating vocals, Sultana is a musical force over the fourteen neo-new jack swing and soul/pop offerings.”

–Shawn Donohue, GLIDE MAGAZINE, 2/19/21

“Tash Sultana’s Terra Firma is a masterful piece of art that bends sound and genre to her will and gives us an unfettered look into her soul.”

–Austin Miller, THIS SONG IS SICK, 2/19/21

Tash Sultana’s long-awaited second record Terra Firma firmly secures their intrinsic, holistic artistry. And like the ponderous smoke-tendril of burning incense, Sultana’s slow jam snakes around your earholes with an enchanting athleticism.”

–Cassia Briscoe, HAPPY MAG TV, 2/19/21

“’Terra Firma’ maintains Sultana’s instrumental opulence but with a more mature and seasoned perspective that is flecked with vulnerability… This record definitively shows off the balance of Tash Sultana’s skills as a musician and as a songwriter as they try to find firm ground to stand on amidst the chaos of the world. Sultana is truly gifted, and their biggest challenge right now seems to be finding new ways to innovate and build upon an already complex, remarkably unique sound.”

— Claire Stephens, B-SIDES TV, 2/20/21

ROLLING STONE AUSTRALIA

WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES

September 1 Arena Open Air Vienna, Austria

September 3 Circolo Arci Magnolia Segrate, Italy

September 6 Coliseu dos Recreios Lisbon, Portugal

September 7 WiZink Center Madrid, Spain

September 8 Sant Jordi Club Barcelona, Spain

September 10 Zenith Paris La Villette, Paris, France

September 11 Geneva Arena Geneva, Switzerland

September 16 Freilichtbühne Großer

Garten Junge Garde Dresden, Germany

September 17 Zitadelle Spandau Berlin, Germany

September 18 K.B. Hallen Frederiksberg, Denmark

September 20 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway

September 22 Reeperbahn

Festival 2021 Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany

September 24 Tanzbrunnen Cologne, Germany

September 26 Olympiahalle Munich, Germany

September 28 Eventim Apollo London, UK

ABOUT TASH SULTANA

Since dropping their debut album two years ago, TASH has only gone from strength to strength in a career already abundant with highlights. With over 1 billion total worldwide streams, has broken attendance records around the world including a sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre, performing stand out sets at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and more, TASH has also made their US debut TV performance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.

In Australia, TASH’s debut album FLOW STATE was nominated for six ARIA Awards including winning the ARIA for Blues and Roots Album Of The Year and they undertook a massive sold out Australian headline tour with over 70,000 tickets around the country. “Jungle” and “Notion” are ARIA accredited 2x Platinum, whilst “Mystik,” “Murder to the Mind” and the NOTION EP all ARIA accredited Gold.

TASH SULTANA’s sophomore album TERRA FIRMA is out now on Mom+Pop Music.

PHOTO CREDIT: GIULIA MCGAURAN & PAT FOX

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Atlanta Hard Rockers PISTOLS AT DAWN Announce Debut EP, Reveal Video for Anthemic Single “Voices”

DT: MARCH 5, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

ATLANTA-BASED HARD ROCK OUTFIT
PISTOLS AT DAWN
ANNOUNCE DETAILS ON DEBUT EP
‘NOCTURNAL YOUTH’
DUE MAY 7

BAND PRESENT INTIMATE PERFORMANCE
IN MUSIC VIDEO FOR INAUGURAL SINGLE
“VOICES”
OUT TODAY, MARCH 5

WATCH HERE

Atlanta, GA hard rock heralders PISTOLS AT DAWN are excited to share details on their forthcoming debut EP NOCTURNAL YOUTH which they’ll self-release on May 7. The EP was recorded with producer Jeff Tomei (Smashing Pumpkins, Matchbox 20) and mastered by engineer Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More) and features four heavy-hitting electrified tracks that exemplify their uniquely powerful sound.

NOCTURNAL YOUTH’ Track Listing
1. Voices
2. Crown
3. Now Is The Time
4. Gone Black

PISTOLS AT DAWN has today unveiled the instantly memorable melodic debut single “Voices” with an up-close-and-personal music video highlighting their intense live presence. Watch the video premiering directly via the band’s YouTube here or streaming below.

Voices” is available now across all digital platforms at: https://smarturl.it/StreamVoicesNow

“‘Voices’ is a song about trying to quiet the voices in one’s head and the voices around us,” explains PISTOLS AT DAWN in a joint statement. “We live in a world where everyone has a voice, and it can be hard to find the real truth. It’s about focusing on self-reflection and drawing a line in the sand to weed out all the nonsense. The video for the song is all about intimacy–it’s meant to bring the listener up close so they can see and feel our emotion and expression as we expel the voices through our playing. Connection is everything to us, and we want our listeners to see and feel what we feel. Raw emotion and passion—that’s how we connect.”

PISTOLS AT DAWN was originally formed in 2015 but disintegrated after the tragic passing of guitarist Mike Buffa in 2018.  The band reformed in 2019 with founding members, drummer Adam Jaffe, guitarist Devin White and bassist Billy Sullivan while adding Tommy Richardson on guitars and VH1 Rockstar Supernova finalist Chris Pierson on vocals. Taking inspiration from universal hard rock acts such as Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin and Disturbed, the quintet headed to Cock The Walk studio in their hometown of Atlanta with Tomei in early 2020 to record three new singles that displayed their heart-pumping, radio-ready sound which they released later that year.

(Lineup [l-r]: Devin White, Chris Pierson, Tommy Richardson, Adam Jaffe, Billy Sullivan; Photo Credit: Michael Mueller/M3 Media)

 

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Nordic Folk Group WARDRUNA Add English & Spanish Video Subtitles For First Time In Band’s History

DT: MARCH 4, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

TRADITIONAL NORDIC FOLK OUTFIT
WARDRUNA
MAKE SUBTITLES AVAILABLE FOR FIRST-TIME EVER
IN ENGLISH, NORWEGIAN AND SPANISH
FOR MUSIC & LIVE VIDEO CLIPS SURROUNDING WORLDWIDE ITUNES TOP 10-CHARTING ALBUM,
‘KVITRAVN’

VIRTUAL RECORD RELEASE CONCERT FROM OSLO, NO
MARCH 26 @ NOON (PT) / 3:00 P.M. (ET)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW VIA
http://WWW.WARDRUNASHOP.COM

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Traditional Nordic folk outfit WARDRUNA will further celebrate the worldwide success of their fifth full-length album KVITRAVN–released January 22 via BY NORSE MUSIC and SONY MUSIC/COLUMBIA RECORDS—by making video subtitles available in English, Spanish and Norwegian, for the first-time in the band’s 18-year history, for its three music video singles, one lyric video and the “Helvegen Live” video.

WARDRUNA’s official YouTube channel launched in 2008 and has since grown to nearly half a million subscribers. Fans will now be able to dive into the lyrical world of WARDRUNA further allowing them insight into the Nordic cultural and esoteric traditions and wisdom exemplified throughout their music.

“We are pleased to let you know that we have now added English and Spanish subtitles to our YouTube videos for ‘Grá,’ ‘Kvitravn,’ ‘Lyfjaberg,’ ‘Skugge’ and the ‘Helvegen Live’ performance with Aurora,” revealed WARDRUNA founder and composer EINAR SELVIK. “Even though music often moves freely across barriers of language, knowing the meaning behind our lyrics can surely add another dimension to it, so we hope you will appreciate this small bridge we provided. Special thanks to Rebeca Franco Valle for helping with the Spanish translations.”

Watch along with subtitles to the below video clips:

Wardruna – Kvitravn (White Raven) – Official music video
Wardruna – Skugge (Shadow), Official Lyric video
Wardruna – Lyfjaberg (Healing-mountain) Official music video
Wardruna – Grá (Official music video)
Wardruna and Aurora – Helvegen (Live)

WARDRUNA have arranged a special virtual record release show from Oslo, NO to take place on Friday, March 26 at 12:00 P.M. PT / 3:00 P.M. ET allowing audiences to experience the group’s one-of-a-kind and truly extraordinary performance which transcends borders, time, languages and musical genres. Tickets are on sale now along with exclusive merch add-ons at www.wardrunashop.com.

KVITRAVN—translated to “White Raven”—debuted across several worldwide Top 10 charts including landing at #1 Top New Artist Album, #3 Americana/Folk, #4 Digital Albums and #9 on Billboard’s Top Album charts in the U.S. alone. The album features a broad selection of both traditional and historical instruments and guest appearances by a small group of prominent traditional singers, spearheaded by Kirsten Bråten Berg (one of the most important custodians of Norwegian traditional song). Throughout its eleven songs, KVITRAVN illuminates Northern sorcery, spirit-animals, shadows, nature and animism, the wisdom and meanings of certain myths, various Norse spiritual concepts, and the relation between sage and songs.

KVITRAVN is available now on various formats and bundles: https://wardruna.lnk.to/Kvitravn_Album

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Check out some critical praise for KVITRAVN here:

“Haunting, powerful and deeply immersive, it is an unmitigated triumph and a career high for Wardruna.”
Metal Hammer, 1/18/21

The messages that transcend time through centuries of storytelling are alive in this collection of songs and will be heard and felt for centuries to come thanks to Wardruna.”
Thank Folk For That, 1/28/21

Selvik’s commanding vocals, accompanied by bowed instrumentation, percussion, and a deep horn, combine to create a fantastic landscape of sound…Featuring stringed and bowed instruments, the symphonic composition redefines orchestral and classically sounding music by reimagining it as a traditional Norse take on that.”
New Noise Magazine, 1/22/21

WARDRUNA are displaying to the best of their abilities, masters in their craft, Kvitravn being no exception to that but the strength that holds this album up is unlike anything that could have been expected. Its simplicities make for complex and beautiful soundscapes.”
Distorted Sound, 1/20/21

The visceral intensity to this music sports both elegant beauty and grimacing grit. Closer “Andevarljod” encapsulates this balance of scene-setting nuance and infectious spirit. The song’s 11-minute run-time brings some of the most overwhelming crescendos of the band’s career, topped by some incredible vocal performances from Selvik.”
Riff Magazine, 1/20/21

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Rock & Roll Jewelry Brand HEART OF BONE Announce StayTrue™ Collection Launch Details

DT: MARCH 2, 2020

FM: MITCH SCHNEIDER, KELLY WALSH / SRO PR

INTRODUCING
AUSTRALIAN ROCK & ROLL INSPIRED BESPOKE JEWELRY BRAND
HEART OF BONE

DISTINCTIVE GENDER-NEUTRAL STATEMENT PIECES EMBRACED BY THE LIKES
OF A-LEVEL CELEBRITIES, MUSICIANS & FASHION ICONS

REVEAL NEWS OF UPCOMING STAYTRUE™️ COLLECTION LAUNCH 

HEART OF BONE is an Australian born-and-bred jewelry, accessories and lifestyle brand founded in 2013 by Creative Director Emma AddamsHEART OF BONE creates authentic and unique badass jewelry with a dark edge and a rock & roll spirit that is coveted across the globe.

HEART OF BONE, loved by loyal fans and customers everywhere, is highlighted by the brand’s most iconic style: the Bad Bunny ring, now a global cult sensation and a favorite style of loyal customer and worldwide sensation, artist Billie Eilish.

Billie Eilish (Credit: Dan Garcia)

Addams has since built a globally recognized and admired brand that has a heavy hitting VIP client list including Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Poppy, Drew Barrymore, Ghostemane, Courtney Love, Daphne Guinness, Karl Lagerfeld, Paris Hilton, The Blonds, Slash, Rick Owens, Dave Stewart, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dita Von Teese, Marc Jacobs, Diplo, Skrillex, Katy Perry, Janet Jackson, Kelly Rowland, Joel Madden, Kelly Osbourne and many more.

BILLY IDOL (photo courtesy of House of Bone)

SLASH (photo courtesy of House of Bone)

 

DITA VON TEESE (photo courtesy of House of Bone)

Here are some of the highlights from HEART OF BONE coming soon:

March 2021
STAYTRUE™️ COLLECTION LAUNCH 

We are excited to announce the release of STAYTRUE™, a revolutionary high shine, anti-tarnish jewelry finish with a lifetime guarantee that’s as authentic as you are and built tough for a life well lived. STAYRUE™ is being initially launched in one style, the brand’s iconic Bad Bunny ring. The launch will coincide with a global campaign that celebrates creativity, individuality and diversity while focusing on giving back to local communities. All the amazingly talented and wonderful people who have taken part in this extraordinary campaign have been set up with a unique QR code that allows them to receive a percentage of sales; helping support the creative community HEART OF BONE loves that has been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. STAYTRUE™ focuses on HEART OF BONE’s own global community and captures the portraits and stories of those that make up the unique and authentic world that is HEART OF BONE. STAYTRUE™ will be activating interactive community campaigns in Melbourne, Sydney, LA, NYC, Paris, London and Tokyo.

Shop and view HEART OF BONE’s current 2021 collection at www.heartofbone.com

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https://www.facebook.com/heartbonestudio/
https://twitter.com/heartofbone_

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