Matt Healy of The 1975 talks with The Guardian about how he has survived the last two years on the road.
Gigs in Britain are pretty much the only time I see or talk to my family. Sometimes, I feel guilty when I get a call from someone saying: "I haven't heard from you in a month." I think: "Wow, that's not right." You have to make an effort. That kind of thing keeps you grounded and sane. I feel that my family are more understanding than my friends, though. They get it.
I personally attended all the Warped Tour dates in California and the NW this summer. While in California, one of my new favorite clothing companies Violent Gentlemen had a tent set up, selling t-shirts right alongside Every Time I Die and JBWW. They have exclusive t-shirts for Andy Williams (ETID), Bayside, and more. I spoke with one of the co-founders, Mike Hammer about the brand and what they're up to in the future, which you can read here. Lastly, they're currently offering 15% off to readers, using the promo code "Absolutepunk" at checkout.
We sent some gear out to The Gaslight Anthem a few months ago which was a huge thing for me being a big fan. We’ve got gear on everyone from ...
Actually, to rewind, just a bit, I probably need to level with you on some of the other mitigating factors which lead to my psychological break down which ended our tour. First off, before tour I had begun smoking that devil’s lettuce again regularly and stop taking my prescribed psyche meds. Anybody familiar with mental illness knows this is a recipe for disaster. Hopefully this episode will imprint on my crocodilian-humanoid brain the fact that I can’t get recreational with the drugs any longer. I’m not advocating straight edge, but I, Brian Warren, am...
Steady Hands is the seven-piece folk-punk side project of Modern Baseball drummer Sean Huber. The band's new EP, Brandy of the Damned, drops tomorrow via Lame-O Records (check out preorders), and today we have the entire release streaming in the replies for you to check out early! Listen if you're a fan of Frank Turner and that sort of punk-turned-acoustic-folk type genre -- if you are, this is right up your alley.
Are Blink 182 a bunch of misogynists? Maybe. Are they the heroes of banishing cultural stereotypes that feminism strives to abolish too? Maybe. There will always be arguments for both sides but it’s in the creation of such discussions that feminism has flourished. The fact that we’re even talking about stuff like this – in culture, in media and in our everyday lives – is massive. Liking ‘problematic’ media doesn’t stop me from being any less of a feminist.
"What I love is getting polarized opinions," Urie tells Billboard. "I don’t want a middle ground like, ‘Yeah, all right.’ We got a lot of love and a lot of hate. I love that. I want you to love what we’ve done or hate it with a passion." And Urie promises, he means it. "There’s random comments you read, like ‘This dude is a joke’ or that call me a whiny little bitch or whatever. That kind of stuff is fun to me. I love that stuff. Bring it on, man."
This past year I decided to come out, and since doing so – on my own terms, and in my own way – I have met and heard from hundreds of other men and women like me who feel deeply connected to their religious beliefs and yet are proudly, or sometimes shamefully, gay. As a proud gay Mormon man, I’ve received a lot of questions: How can you be Mormon and be gay? How can you be a part of a religion that doesn’t accept you?
The Offspring's Dexter Holland talked to PunkNews about the band's future. He's unsure if the band's next release will be a full album.
We’re not really sure. We used to always do records where we’d go in and spend as long as it took — and sometimes that takes like a year and a half to really do it — and that seems like a long time to wait in between records. And no one really buys albums anymore…or maybe they do, I don’t know. But the way people really digest music has just changed; it’s not really the same way where you’re gonna sit down with the record and really listen to it.
Due to Austin having unforeseen health issues we're unfortunately not going to be able to play the first few festivals of our upcoming tour in Europe while he rests up. This will include our scheduled appearances at Summer Breeze today, Pukkelpop on Friday and Elb-Riot and X-Rockest this weekend. We apologize to our fans in Belgium and Germany who were attending these shows but we will be back soon to make up for this. We are going to be resuming our tour on August 19th in Berlin and all other upcoming shows including Reading and Leeds Festivals are unaffected.
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In spite of that, Billboard has confirmed that Morrissey is still under contract with Harvest, the label behind his most recent album, World Peace Is None of Your Business. A source close to the situation tells Billboard that Moz has not been dropped by Harvest/Capitol, and that his contract with the company calls for two releases, the first of which was World Peace.
Update: True-To-You have posted the following response:
In response to Andrew Flanagan's incorrect report for Billboard online (15 August 2014), both Morrissey and Morrissey's lawyer are in possession of email...
A lot of people have been asking for our thoughts on what is happening in Ferguson, MO. I will admit, as things started unfolding, I tried to stay away from social media. As I have talked out against the Police in the past…those conversations escalate almost immediately, and last time It was hard for me to keep my composure. My only hope is that now people will start to see what we are talking about. Journalists attacked, media has been blacked out, an 18 year old has been killed and the police are showing their true colors.
For a putz 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed. I live in Seattle.' Fuck you, then kill yourself. I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I'm the guy who says 'Jump' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'That's it, I can't take it anymore. I'm going to jump.' Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the fuck up, have some dignity and jump! You've got the crowd," Simmons said. "By the way, you walk up to the same guy on a ledge who threatens to jump and put a gun to his head, 'I'm going to blow your fuckin' head off.' He'll go, 'Please don't.' It's true. He's not...
You can stream a remastered version of "A Favor House Atlantic" from Coheed and Cambria's reissue of In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 over at Billboard. The official pre-order is now live here. In the Billboard interview Claudio also discloses the band is eyeing a spring/summer 2015 release for their next effort.
I've been working on some material for the last year and a half or so when we were living in Brooklyn, which I found kind of inspiring and not so inspiring. There's some interesting tunes I wrote down there with a perspective I couldn't necessarily get here in the country. It's veering off in a slightly different direction, but it's still Coheed -- not so much a direction as...