The latest in the long line of Alternative Rockers are Mantra, a British trio who formed three years ago. This year sees the release of their debut album Dreamland (Dine Alone Records), produced by Tom Dalgety whose body of work ranges from Ghost and Opeth to ThePixies and Royal Blood – with the latter two providing the inspiration here. Continue reading
The Dirty Nil’s debut album Higher Power (Dine Alone) felt like a genuine shot in the arm for both punk and rock alike and there was so much attitude and swagger on show the band garnered much deserved praise. Add to that the fact that the band’s live shows built upon the raucous foundations of the album, and the sky appeared to be the limit for them. Thus we come to that much talked about benchmark for many bands… that being the “difficult” follow up, and, interestingly, their second album Master Volume (Dine Alone) both improves and disappoints in equal measures. Continue reading
The world is awash with Heavy Metal supergroups. But the pool of mega-star filled bands that actually delivered anything of real quality, however, is shallow indeed. Luckily, Legend of the Seagullmen might just be one of the weirdest super groups to deliver an album drowning in quality. Continue reading
Tool drummer Danny Carey and Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds got together back in 2015 to form Legend Of The Seagullmen. Last month they revealed the band’s full lineup, and announced that their self-titled debut album will finally be hitting stores on February 9th. Along with that announcement came the ‘Shipswreck’ single, and today we have another new song for your lucky ear holes. Continue reading
It’s always interesting to see when musicians jump from project to project and do a complete musical 180 in the process. But from hardcore punk to psych blues is novel one. Continue reading
Punk rock supergroup Vanishing Life which counts members of Rise Against!, Quicksand, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Gorilla Biscuits and Bad Religion, have their début album Surveillance dropping tomorrow from Dine Alone Records. Check out new single ‘Thinking Weightless’ below:Continue reading
Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel is streaming his solo project Lieutenant, which will be dropping their debut album If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week, out March 9, 2015 via Dine Alone Records.
Mendel has been a member of Foo Fighters since 1995 and never had time to explore a solo project before, saying,
“There’s never a right time! Schedules are always packed. There are always other commitments. So it was important I just bit the bullet and did this. Or maybe I never would.”
The album features guest appearances from Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett, Helmet frontman and guitarist Page Hamilton, Modest Mouse’s Joe Plummer and Jeremy Enigk from Sunny Day Real Estate.
Mendel plans to take Lieutenant out on a spring tour before he regroups with Foo Fighters for their massive summer trek.