Like your music with a bit of attitude, a dash of spunk and a whole lot of sass. Then the new We Are The In Crowd single ‘The Best Thing (That Never Happened)’ will be right up your street.
Fronted by the feisty Tay Jardine, the American pop-rockers latest effort has an influx of poppy rhythms and up-tempo melodies that, when coupled together, showcase We Are The In Crowd at their best. Bringing together their distinctive pop-rock sound of their previous EP Best Intentions, with synths and typical pop-rock guitar riffs, the band progress on their previous sound, undoubtedly appealing to a wider audience and bringing something new to the table for older fans.
With rock breakdowns and a chant of ‘ohs’ adding to the punchy mood, it’s only emphasised by the explosive chorus that oozes feistiness, climaxing with the lyrics “I’m the best thing that never happened to you.”
It’s bold, it’s sassy and it’s obviously a dig at someone. This is the new We Are The In Crowd, bringing pop-rock back to its roots and placing them ahead of the league in this saturated genre.
We Are The In Crowd’s new album Weird Kids is out February 18th and tour the UK in 2014
Joey Jordison, the drummer and founding member of Slipknot has left the band for “personal reasons” according a message on Slipknot’s official website. The statement reads:
“To our Maggots and fans around the world,
It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.
Thank you, The ‘Knot.”
The announcement came unexpectedly to fans as Slipknot had claimed to be writing a follow up album to 2008‘s All Hope is Gone. This is the second line up change for the band in recent years. In 2010 original bassist Paul Grey tragically passed away, before that the line up hadn’t changed for over 14 years. Jordison is currently touring the UK with Scar The Martyr.
Many words spring to mind when you hear the newest track from nu-metal royalty Limp Bizkit, and none of them are particularly pleasant ones.
‘Lights’ quite frankly sounds like a bad joke. Fred Durst’s old man rapping, amidst trap synths and irritating cheering backing vocals may be one of the most ridiculous things you’ll hear this year. “It’s important to say goodbye to my kids/You know you better behave” he growls, full of angst and sounding less convincing than Lindsay Lohan does claiming she’s innocent. The chorus (if you can call it that) is trying its hardest to be deep and meaningful, but just comes off as insincere and weak. It’s almost as if they didn’t think before releasing the track.
They try to salvage it by throwing in an unnecessary guitar solo by Wes borland, but it ultimately does nothing to help fix the situation. It’s essentially a lost cause at this point. If this is a taster of what’s to come, then we’re not sure we want to hear it.
Limp Bizkit headline the Kerrang Tour in February.
Rap star R. Kelly has revealed plans to release a Christmas album in 2014.
In an interview with RapUpTV he said of the record “It’s gonna be a lot of love-making, and I come with that bearing gifts.” He also revealed the working title is The 12 Nights of Christmas
Fans will have to wait until next year to hear R. Kelly’s Christmas offerings as he said “I started it last Christmas actually, but I don’t believe in just putting out a Christmas album just to sell records.”
He’s also teased that he has another regular album on the way, saying: “My next album is halfway written already. I haven’t named it yet. It’s gonna be another 12 Play album,” he confessed. “It’s gonna be that type of album because there’s been a lovemaking album drought… and I’ve come to save the day.”
R. Kelly’s new album Black Panties is out now.
Dave Grohl is everywhere. Omnipresent and all-powerful, everything he touches turns holy as he. From Foo Fighters’ frontman to Black Flag’s bassist, Grohl can turn his hand to anything and it’s instantly more magical. He is an official godlike genius after all.
After a couple of chance meetings and a fast friendship, Grohl flew to Nashville to record with the Zac Brown Band, and Volume One of the Dave Grohl Sessions was born. Released just a month after recording, it’s pretty much just as you’d expect: well-produced Country, with a bit more bite.
Edgy it’s not, but there’s a sense of heavy joy missing in their back catalogue that’s present here. Yes, there’s still fiddle-a-plenty, but there’s something else. It’s easy to attribute everything to Grohl and the addition of his urgent drumming at the forefront is definitely a big factor. Brown’s voice is also a lot less affected though, especially on first standout ‘Let It Rain’, showing the world he too could front a stadium rock band. Maybe. The same can be said for third track ‘Day for the Dead’, with both songs much fuller-sounding, more interesting and just more fun than previous work. The acapella section at the end is the highlight of the whole EP, worth listening through the rest just to hear that alone. It’s clear that each band member is pulling their weight, but the effect is tight and dense, not messy.
Though it seems strange at first, Dave Grohl has played on sessions for everyone from The Prodigy to David Bowie. The Zac Brown band has been going for over a decade, and they know what they’re doing. The two together, though not quite a spiritual force to be reckoned with, are definitely a step in the right direction. As Brown said himself, “The truth is, we’re going to experiment.”
That’s right. Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, ex-Nine Inch Nails bassist/keyboardist Danny Lohner and UK hip-hop/spoken word don Scroobius Pip look like they’re in a band now. Bit weird isn’t it?
Barker posted the above photo on instagram, captioned:
“In the lab creating with these talented
gentlemen @scroobiuspipyo @florinshordo and @dannylohner
#goodtimes #goodpeople #goodmusic”
God knows how this is happening, considering most of them are pretty busy in their own projects. Limp Bizkit have a new album on the way called ‘Stampede Of The Disco Elephants’, just released their latest single Lightz and are casually preparing to headline the Kerrang! tour next year. On the other hand, Blink-182 were just announced as headliners for Reading & Leeds Festival next year and Scroobius Pip is going to tour his latest album Repent Replenish Repeat with dan le sac in January.
Personally, we can’t imagine what these four are going to conjure up together, but it should (at least) be interesting.
Following up from British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden and American thrash titans Metallica (performing a fan-picked setlist) the third headliner for the 2014 Sonisphere festival has been revealed as electronic dance punks The Prodigy.
Sonisphere tickets are available to purchase now from this location
The Prodigy are currently on tour in the UK and their next album How To Steal A Jet Fighter is due to drop some time next year.