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Bad Wolves score 5th consecutive US Rock Radio #1 with ‘Sober’

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Sober”, the current single from BAD WOLVES’ critically acclaimed album N.A.T.I.O.N. (available for streaming now), has become the band’s 5th consecutive #1 at US Rock Radio (unprecedented for their 5th single ever released).  

The anthemic track is resonating not just with rock fans, but also with everyone whose lives have been touched by addiction in any way. 

The song is the lead track from the soundtrack to Better Noise Films’ forthcoming feature film Sno Babies. The video, featuring footage from the film, portrays the devastating impact of addiction on families and relationships and reinforces that recovery is possible for those who can stay the course.  

This song was a unique opportunity to talk about addiction not only from the perspective of the addict but also from the perspective of their loved ones,” says lead singer Tommy Vext. “The message is very different from traditional songs that seem to always perpetuate a mentality of self-victimization which is exactly the kind of misguided thinking that perpetuates the mental obsessive side of alcoholism and addiction.In the end, the moral of the story is about holding on to not giving up on ourselves or the people who are trying – who are really, really trying to make and better themselves.”  

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Sno Babies, which will hit screens late 2020, tells the story of two suburban teenage girls who fall into a brutal battle with opiate addiction. The film, starring Michael Lombardi [Rescue Me (FX)] and newcomer Katie Kelly [Game of Silence (NBC)] refutes the “not in my neighborhood” stigma of addiction and depicts the scale and pervasiveness of substance use disorders.

The COVID pandemic has created an additional crisis for those in early recovery. In addition to increased anxiety and isolation, mitigation measures in place across the country to prevent the spread of COVID makes access to support and treatment much more difficult.  

In a mission to reduce the stigma and make an impact, BAD WOLVES has collaborated with The Global Recovery Initiatives (GRI) to use the video’s release as a platform to raise awareness of GRI’s efforts to provide access to recovery support services all around the US. GRI is raising funds for the specific purpose of putting 1000 AmeriCorps recovery workers in the field. Studies have shown that individuals who access these services after treatment such as recovery housing, recovery coaching, peer support groups and job training resources, are more likely to stay in recovery.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Sno Babies Soundtrack will go to help fund this initiative. 

GRI’s Board Chair Pam Cytron explains “Tommy’s candor is a brave and powerful demonstration of what the successful road to recovery can look like. We are excited to partner with Bad Wolves and spread that hope to others— because we know for the 21 million people in recovery in the U.S, the benefits are immeasurable.

ABOUT BAD WOLVES

BAD WOLVES consists of Vext, drummer John Boecklin, guitarist Doc Coyle, guitarist Chris Cain, and bassist Kyle Konkiel. Their debut album, Disobeyreleased in May 2018 via Better Noise Music, reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200#2 on the Hard Rock Chart#4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Their single “Remember When” also reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songschart for 2019.  

Global breakout single, “Zombie,” is Platinum in the U.S. and Sweden, double Platinum in Canada, Gold in Australia and IMPALA Diamond in Europe. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes Overall and Rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The official music video for “Zombie,” a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 255 million views across platforms.

On June 19th, 2018, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to O’Riordan’s four children, with a continued promise to donate all of their royalties from the song to them. Their sophomore album N.A.T.I.O.N. released 2019 debuted at #1 upon its release on the Top Hard Rock, Current Hard Rock and Billboard Hard Rock charts. The first single from N.A.T.I.O.N.– “Killing Me Slowly” – was the band’s 4th consecutive #1 song at Active Rock radio.

ABOUT THE GLOBAL RECOVERY INITIATIVES

The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) is the first and only national community foundation dedicated to building a philanthropic source of funding for organizations to expand their capacity to provide people with SUD recovery support services.

GRI supports organizations using evidence-based programs that have demonstrated success in:
•    Engagement of philanthropy leaders to invest in recovery focused non profit initiative
•    Reducing the stigma around substance use disorders, and recovery.
•    Deploy public, private and pop culture resources to strengthen the field of recovery. 
For more information visit:
globalrecoveryinitiatives.org

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The Riff Raff – Rock News | 27 Nov

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Vol 2 | The Riff Raff | 27 Nov 2020

This week I bring to you the #WhereAustraliaRocks edition of The Riff Raff and Weekly Podcast.
On the back of the year that the music industry has had in 2020, I have to say it’s bloody awesome to see so much killer new local music coming through in recent weeks with the majority of what is featured this week, having been released in November.

I’m always a super optimistic and positive kind of guy and I’ve got a good feeling that 2021 is going to be a great one for the local rock scene here in Australia. Borders are starting to open up and we’ve got representation this week from most States!

This week is one for those of you that love your music LOUD, with a healthy dose of punky attitude and massive riffs.

It was awesome to have a chat with Sean Dennis from Elephant Gun, who have just released their first new music in 20 years. That album is titled Now To Survive and be sure to check out our chat by clicking right here….

The feature artist on the Weekly Podcast is Molly & The Krells who hail from Sydney. They’ve just released their new single Expectations and I’ll feature a snippet of my recent chat with their frontman Blake Cateris.

SIlverback Touring have just announced the launch of The Silverback Agency, with a roster of killer local and New Zealand artists and I’ll feature a few tracks from some of those, including the latest from Bad Moon Born.

New tracks from The Kids, The Wolston Butchers, Avalanche and Wolf Creek are featured….and to set the scene, The Living End Roll On album was released on this day 20 years ago and I thought Carry Me Home was the perfect song to kick things into gear for this week’s Podcast!!!

Don’t stop believin’,
Scott


LATEST ROCK RELEASES

Molly And The Krells
Expectations

If you dig pop-punk of the hook-tastic variety from the likes of Bowling For Soup, Jimmy Eay World, Weezer and Green Day, then Sydney based Molly And The Krells could very well be the best thing you’ve never heard!

They’ve just released their latest single Expectations, which follows on from What Went Wrong, released earlier in 2020. One of my absolute finds of 2020!!

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Elephant Gun
Kill Street Blues

In the early NOUGHTS the Aussie Alt Rock scene was at it’s peak dominating Triple J airwaves, filling festival lineups and Elephant Gun were right in the thick of things. Signed to Roadrunner Records, touring with The Screaming Jets, Shihad, Grinspoon, Sunk Loto, Powderfinger, Magic Dirt and hitting the main stage of the 1998/99 Falls Festival and even the Big Day Out.

Fast forward now to 2020 and their new album Now To Survive is out via Dinner For Wolves. Here’s a taste of that album with the massive riffs and rock n roll energy of Kill Street Blues.

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The Kids
Go Back To Canberra

Sydney punk legends The Kids recently dropped their latest Go Back To Canberra.

I saw The Kids live a few years back supporting Skid Row and these guys sure bring a gritty punch in the face with their live show, along with this latest single!


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Wolf Creek
Viral

Sydney-based alternative-metal quartet Wolf Creek have just revealed their ferocious new single ‘Viral’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Stand AtlanticYours TrulyRedHook) and mixed by Dave Petrovic (NorthlaneTonight Alive).

Opening with crisp distortion, feverish drums and the bristling lead vocals of Chase Bosward, ‘Viral’ is a deftly produced exemplar of alternative-metal. Taking cues from luminaires DeftonesArchitects and Bring Me The Horizon, ‘Viral’ sets a manic pace before introducing its rattling, yet wholly satisfying bridge.



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Jeffy And The Bobcats
Stranger Baby

Jeffy and The Bobcats create an endearing and soulful brand of music. Influenced by the sounds of Funk, Rock, Soul, R & B and Indie, they synthesize jams that make you sad dance into serenity. They effortlessly conjure a sonic that is both vintage and modern.

Jeffy and The Bobcats is the product of collaboration between singer/songwriter Elliott Okerstrom, musician/producer Voya and indefinable enigma Jeffy Bobcat.



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“The Living End – Roll On
Released 27th November 2000″

— 20 Years of greatness!!

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Wolf Creek – Viral
Wolf Creek are a Sydney based metal band who have just unleashed their latest Viral.
Wait for this one to build and if you dig the likes of Deftones and Bring Me The Horizon, then this is right up your alley.
They’ve also released a video clip for the track, featuring singer, songwriter and former Home & Away actor, Mark Furze.
If you are in Sydney, the guys are playing a launch show at Frankies Pizza on Sunday 29th November.

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Granted, whether the international tours happen is in the lap of the gods…

But we will try and keep a steady supply of local gigs promoted here as they start slowly re-emerging and I track them all down!!

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Wolf Creek Unveil Frenetic New Single ‘Viral’ & Video Clip Featuring Singer/Actor Mark Furze

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Sydney-based alternative-metal quartet Wolf Creek have just revealed their ferocious new single ‘Viral’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Stand AtlanticYours TrulyRedHook) and mixed by Dave Petrovic (NorthlaneTonight Alive).

Opening with crisp distortion, feverish drums and the bristling lead vocals of Chase Bosward, ‘Viral’ is a deftly produced exemplar of alternative-metal. Taking cues from luminaires DeftonesArchitects and Bring Me The Horizon, ‘Viral’ sets a manic pace before introducing its rattling, yet wholly satisfying bridge.

Wolf Creek talk about the inspiration behind ‘Viral’:

“It is natural for artists to use their voice to express frustration and fear with the current social and political climate in which we live.”

To coincide with the single release, the band will also reveal the accompanying video clip, directed by Kim Quint and filmed at Marrickville’s The Factory Theatre and across the Inner West of Sydney. The clip features Mark Furze (Home & Away) and sees our protagonist escaping from captivity.

The band will perform a one-off single launch show at Frankie’s Pizza on Sunday, November 29. This follows on from them supporting Australian mates PavilionFANGZ and Isotopes. Previous releases have seen support from Apple MusicMusic Feeds and Australian radio stations triple jtriple j Unearthed and Edge Radio.

‘Viral’ is available worldwide now

WOLF CREEK ‘VIRAL’ LAUNCH SHOW

SUN 29 NOV | FRANKIE’S PIZZA SYDNEY, NSW

PRAISE FOR ‘VIRAL’

I reckon this song is absolutely massive. The weight of the breakdown really took me by surprise.” – 4.5/5 stars
– Lochlan Watt – triple j (AUS)

Sydney’s Wolf Creek are here to blow your damn socks off with their latest single ‘Viral’.
– Hysteria Magzine (AUS)

“Wolf Creek flip straight to the back of the incantation tome to summon a huge amount of dark energy on this one.” – 4/5 stars
 Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)

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Suzi Quatro Releases A New Christmas Single ‘My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Christmas)

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Suzi Quatro is set to release a new Christmas Single with “My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Christmas)” available on all digital platforms on December 4th, 2020.

Even in the highly adrenaline-fueled music business, it’s rare to find a bundle of energy and talent on a par with Suzi Quatro. The American rock vocalist and musician has been successful for over 56 years and continues to tour the world.

She released her critically acclaimed current album No Control in 2019. With hits like Can The Can, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, If You Can’t Give Me Love or She’s In Love With You, she became an icon in the seventies, and remains so to this day.

But this year everything is different!

Suzi Quatro: “So, lockdown had just begun. My son was in the studio working on ideas every day for our next album, a perfect opportunity as neither of us was ‘on the road’. I was sitting on the patio, relaxing, and heard this absolutely beautiful track coming out of the open studio door. It was a bass line, with a sparse guitar chord, and drums. It was immediate for me. I ran into the studio (mask on of course), and told my son to set up a microphone, and without thinking, without writing anything down, I sang the first 4 lines of the song exactly as they ended up. That`s when you know you have a great song … and we do. Merry Xmas everyone!“

“My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Christmas)” is available on all digital platforms on December 4th, 2020.

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