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Aural Aggro favourites Yur Mum, an alternative Rock duo formed of Anelise Kunz (Vocals/Bass) & Fabio Couto (Drums/Backing Vocals), have released a video for their recent single ‘Banana Republic’. The track is taken from their new album, Tropical Fuzz, which is out now on Chapter 22 Records. It was inspired by Brazilian music & Brazilian musicians who lived through a dictatorship period during the 60s and 70s. They had to be creative in order to avoid censorship and persecution. As they were being constantly monitored, songwriters cleverly began to disguise their political views in between the verses of joyful pop songs.

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Yur Mum are touring the UK and venturing into Europe until the end of the year: dates as follows:

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‘‘Hey Sister’ is the 3rd video release from Soma Crew’s album Out Of Darkness / Into Light .  

Shot at various locations around York, it’s a simple but effective accompaniment to a solid tune.

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UK electronic indie outfit H2SO4 were one of the best kept secrets of the late ’90s, releasing a slew of singles and a brace of albums at the turn of the millennium that were well received by pundits and public alike, with songs that can be heard in TV shows such as ‘The Sopranos’, ‘Six Feet Under’ and ‘Queer As Folk’. 

Now, via a collaboration with production duo Bombay Monkey, they have created a stunning new album of ’80s tinged electronic prog-pop interlaced with atmospheric soundscapes. Entitled ‘Love And Death’, it is released today (23rd July).

A video for the album ballad ‘No Poems’ has been made available to coincide, with Louder Than War describing the song as “a beautiful death soliloquy with a haunting quality.” With its memorable chorus of “I’ve never been to Sicily, and I’ve never been to Rome”, it can be seen as H2SO4’s musical version of the ‘Tears In Rain’ speech from Blade Runner, with the band explaining that the lyric is “the lament of a last-generation robot as she nears the end of her life and capabilities. She longs to travel and write poetry but instead is found wandering around on the ring road on the edge of town. Indeed she now wishes she has never been found.”

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Pilgrimage of the Soul is the 11th studio album in the 22-year career of Japanese experimental rock legends, MONO set for release on 17th September (Pelagic Records)

Recorded and mixed – cautiously, anxiously, yet optimistically – during the height of the COVID- 19 pandemic in the summer of 2020, with one of the band’s longtime partners, Steve Albini, Pilgrimage of the Soul is aptly named as it not only represents the peaks and valleys where MONO are now as they enter their third decade, but also charts their long, steady journey to this time and place.

Continuing the subtle but profound creative progression in the MONO canon that began with Nowhere Now Here (2019), Pilgrimage of the Soul is the most dynamic MONO album to date (and that’s saying a lot). But where MONO’s foundation was built on the well-established interplay of whisper quiet and devastatingly loud, Pilgrimage of the Soul crafts its magic with mesmerising new electronic instrumentation and textures, and – perhaps most notably – faster tempos that are clearly influenced by disco and techno. It all galvanizes as the most unexpected MONO album to date – replete with surprises and as awash in splendor as anything this band has ever done.

MONO began in Japan at the end of the 20th Century as a young band equally inspired by the pioneers of moody experimental rock (My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai) and iconic Classical composers (Beethoven, Morricone) who came before them. They have evolved into one of the most inspiring and influential experimental rock bands in their own right. It is only fitting that their evolution has come at the glacial, methodical pace that their patient music demands. MONO is a band who puts serious value in nuance, and offers significant rewards for the wait.

Watch the music video for first single ‘Riptide’, a film by Alison Group now:

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Swedish/American dark electro/industrial band, Normoria has unveiled their new video, ‘Land Of The Rich’ from their latest EP, Voyage.

The band say: ‘Land Of The Rich’ is the new music video taken from our latest EP, VOYAGE, and it highlights how incredibly divided the US currently is. While the rich keep getting richer, and most Americans are struggling to get by in a country in distress. Booming vocals, punkish guitars and intense bass are part of what makes this track one of this dark electro Industrial band most energetic and in your face songs!

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Normoria is an American/Swedish band whose seductive sound is a fusion of many elements: primarily dark electro and rock-Industrial. The music is a big blend of dark styles, amplified by Johan’s rumbling bass and Gustav’s enigmatic guitar, as well as their charismatic frontwoman Angel Moonshine’s versatile vocals, and dramatic aesthetics. Expressive power, hauntingly catchy melodies, and a combination of obscure energized sounds, are signature features of the band that combined make Normoria distinct and outside of the traditional.

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Utopia, the technical metal group centred around guitarist John Bailey and Corrupt Moral Altar vocalist Chris Reese have shared the 2nd video from their upcoming debut album Stalker set for release on 27th August (APF Records).

New single ‘It’s Not The End’ sees John and Chris joined by drummer Lee Fisher (Psyopus / Fawn Limbs) and bassist Arran MacSporran (De Profundis). Watch the video now:

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Kristin Hayter, the classically trained multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, and vocalist known as Lingua Ignota, has a new album on the way, and here is the next song and video from it.  ‘Perpetual Flame of Centralia’ a quiet meditation on one of the major lyrical motifs of the record, the blood of Jesus; that which can “wash and cleanse every stain,” as tearfully expressed by disgraced evangelist Jimmy Swaggart in a televised confession.

The video, shot by Emily Birds, brings an extraordinary and profoundly moving collaboration between Hayter and acclaimed fashion designer and fellow Sargent House artist Ashley Rose Couture who created the looks specifically for this video, inspiring an entire collection. Prompted with “the blood of Jesus,” the designer created a floor-length, red veil studded with pearls and mountains of tulle. Hayter explains, “I asked her to design a piece indebted to 17th-century Dutch costume, and she returned with a gown with a 20-foot train and a magisterial lace collar exploding with pearls.”  The two artists deal with pain through their art: Hayter through past domestic abuse and Rose through the death of her twin brother, whose encouragement led to her starting her own line.

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The album, Sinner Get Ready is released on August 6th via Sargent House.

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Clothing by Ashley Rose Couture. Photo by Lisa Birds

Brooklyn, NY’s Typhoid Rosie is rolling out another new single off the band’s upcoming album Queen Of Swords, out August 13.

The latest track, ‘Defend Your Temple’, is an empowering feminist anthem– and an urgent plea to stop seeking validation outside of ourselves.

Rosie Rebel describes it as ‘A punk song for every little girl who was sold a sham fairy tale, and is still waiting to be loved in such a disposable age: She don’t need no prince, she don’t need no mice, she’ll make it on her own just fine!’

Check ‘Defend Your Temple’ here:

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Two decades into their journey as ritualistic black metal conjurers, Wolves In The Throne Room have emerged from the forest with Primordial Arcana, their most majestic album to date, and their first release via Century Media Records (outside of USA and Canada) and Relapse Records (USA and Canada) out August 20th.

After releasing a first taste with “Mountain Magick” in June the band has just launched “Spirit of Lightning” including a special visualiser that is diving deeper into the aesthetics of Primordial Arcana. Yet again the clip was produced by Wolves In The Throne Room.

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New York experimental art punk duo Cinema Cinema continues their partnership with Nefarious Industries for the upcoming late August release of their new album, CCXMDII. Alongside the album’s cover art, track listing, and more, the lead single ‘A Life Of Its Own’ has been posted alongside preorders.

With a running time past 18 minutes, ‘A Life Of Its Own’ is no conventional single. Get your lugs round it here:

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