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.
British doom legends MY DYING BRIDE are set to release their 13th studio album, The Ghost Of Orion, on March 6th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have released a new single from the album titled ‘Tired Of Tears’.
ORANSSI PAZUZU – Announce New Album ‘Mestarin Kynsi
April 17th will see the release of the new album from Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi (The Master’s Claw).
Jun-His: “We definitely wanted to look for new horizons, but on the other hand continue something we began building already on “Värähtelijä”. Some big influences were electro albums that inspired an idea about having a song that would travel through different kinds of portals whilst being mutilated and mutated by the new environment.”
Bowling for Soup release new single – a tribute song to Alexa Bliss!
Rock and wrestling has had a connection going back to the days of the first Wrestlemania and Cyndi Lauper’s involvement all the way to the recent days of NXT LOUD using bands such as Slipknot, Code Orange and even Poppy. Today that connection continues as Bowling For Soup release their song named after Alexa Bliss along with the music video:
Longtime friends, Bowling For Soup’s Jaret Reddick and The Dollyrots Kelly Ogden have been touring the world together with their respective bands for almost a decade. With their bands having shared countless shows, one very special show, at The Roundhouse in London’s Camden Town back in 2016 was the catalyst that two and a half years later brings us to where we are today.
Here’s the wonderful Kelly to explain more: “This isn’t the first time we’ve made music together. On tour we usually play a song together, we released an album called One Big Happy where we covered each other’s songs, released a 7” covering each other’s songs and recorded a duet called “Love Ya Love Ya Love Ya” that a lot of you guys went bonkers over. On our last trip to the UK, after playing “Love Ya" on stage to a full house at London’s Roundhouse, we decided to do a whole album together.“
That album is the whimsically titled Jaret and Kelly Sittin’ In A Tree, which is set for release on the 7th of December.
Bowling for Soup announce the Almost Christmas tour 2018 with special guests Patent Pending!
Bowling For Soup’s Almost Christmas UK Tour plays the following locations and venues:
Monday 26th November – Preston – Guild Hall Tuesday 27th November – Edinburgh – Usher Hall Wednesday 28th November – Bristol – O2 Academy Thursday 29th November – Reading – The Hexagon Friday 30th November – Southampton – O2 Guildhall Saturday 1st December – Bexhill On Sea – De La Warr Pavillion Sunday 2nd December – Leicester – O2 Academy Monday 3rd December – Leeds – O2 Academy Tickets for the Almost Christmas tour will go on fan pre-sale, O2 pre-sale and venue pre-sale (where applicable) on Wednesday September 12th at 10am. Tickets go on general sale Friday September 14th at 10am.