Author: Sonic Shocks

In 2019, PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS, the California-based band featuring Ted Leonard (lead vocals & guitars), Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Dave Meros (bass) and John Boegehold (keyboards), presented its much-lauded eponymous debut.

Just a year later, the group releases its second opus, “Prehensile Tales”, to be released through InsideOut Music on May 15th, 2020.

As a first track from the forthcoming new album, PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS now reveal ‘Here In My Autumn’, John Boegehold comments:

“The tale of a man clinging to a chapter in his life that’s become impossible to return to yet impossible to forget. Of course that describes much of life itself, doesn’t it?”

Today, Hanni El Khatib announces his new album Flight. Out May 15th via Innovative Leisure, the album is the artist’s fifth full-length and the most complete embodiment of who he is as an artist. It’s a record both dense and intricate yet direct and spontaneous. It is garage rock, it is hip-hop, it is soul, it is blues, it is psychedelic, but more than anything, Flight is a brilliant Hanni El Khatib record that taps into the adolescent spirit of creation that first stirred him to make songs in the first place. 

Hanni El Khatib is also sharing a new song and video. “ALIVE” is a levitative groove with a narcotic jazz piano riff built atop a bruised but euphoric vocal that states “I can’t believe I survived.” Speaking on the inspiration behind “ALIVE,” Hanni says: “Last April I was in a pretty serious car accident. Our vehicle was rear ended at high speed leaving the car crumpled up and flipped over. Miraculously we were all able to have come out relatively unscathed with only a few minor injuries. It was definitely a close call. Even the paramedics and police officers on site were in shock that we were all standing there given the severity of the crash. The whole experience gave me some some much needed perspective on life. I knew I wanted to touch on that somehow on this record. When the instrumental came together for the track it immediately felt like the perfect backdrop for this story.”

Bon Jovi have released a remarkable version of ‘Unbroken’ featuring the Invictus Games Choir in support of the Invictus Games Foundation.

Following the huge success of his assorted StageIt shows last week with five sellouts in six shows, Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick has scheduled more shows for this week.

First up on Monday 30th of March, Jaret will be playing two shows focusing on songs from Bowling For Soup’s much loved 2006 album The Great Burrito Extortion Case. These shows will take place at 8pm and 2am UK time (3pm and 9pm EST, 2pm and 8pm CST, midday and 2pm PST). Tickets are available on StageIt now and are pay what you can afford.

Later in the week, Jaret will be playing three more shows, two on Thursday the 2nd of April (8pm and 2am UK time, 3pm and 9pm EST, 2pm and 8pm CST, 12 midday and 2pm PST) and one on Saturday the 4th of April (8pm UK time / 3pm EST / 2pm CST / 12 midday PST). These three shows will focus on one of Bowling For Soup’s specialities – Break Up Songs! Tickets are also again pay what you can afford and available from Stageit.

Brand new tracks from Holding Absence, Bleed From Within and more!

HOLDING ABSENCE have released a music video for new track ‘Gravity’. The track will be available on a limited 7” picture disc LP, which also features an additional brand new track ‘Birdcage’ and will be released on April 17th.

BLEED FROM WITHIN are releasing a new song and video taken from their upcoming album, “Fracture”, which is scheduled for a worldwide release on May 29th, 2020.

Watch the video for “Into Nothing :

Krakow Loves Adana releases new single/video ‘Young Again’:

Why Bonnie stream new single Athlete…

In light of the coronavirus it’s with heavy hearts that
we have to announce the postponement of the Vive Le Rock Awards on April 1st
until Nov 18th.

We appreciate that the decision to postpone will cause
disappointment but we couldn’t in good conscience put anybody at risk by going

However, we are rescheduling the 2020 Vive Le Rock Awards
for the 18th of November at London’s O2 Academy Islington with the same line-up
of the Lords Of The New Church with Michael Monroe, Neville Staple, Brian
James, The Only Ones, Jim Jones, Ed Tudor-Pole and the Vive Le Rockers all-star
band. Original tickets will still be valid for the rescheduled date. Refunds
will be available from your point of purchase. Thanks for your patience, stay
safe and stay well. VIVE LE ROCK!

Birmingham based
metallers Atarka are set to release their new album “Sleeping Giant” on March
27th. The band’s latest single “Tollund Man” was played on Kerrang!
Radio and the video premiered on Pure Grain Audio.

New Paradise Lost! New album out on 15th May titled Obsidian…

Another brand new track from Katatonia!

New Fran Lobo video and track – Monster

BABii release new single – SNAKE… new EP out March 27th.