Return With Light Up The Fire
The Incendiary New Single Heralds Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers’ Eagerly Awaited 20th Studio Album In Another World.
To Be Released via BMG On Friday, April 9
The one and only Cheap Trick have announced today’s premiere of their pummeling new single. “Light Up The Fire” is available now!.
The song heralds Cheap Trick’s eagerly anticipated 20th studio album, In Another World, arriving via BMG on Friday, April 9.
LISTEN TO “LIGHT UP THE FIRE”
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Produced by longtime associate Julian Raymond, In Another World sees Cheap Trick doing what they do better than anyone — crafting indelible rock ‘n’ roll with oversized hooks, mischievous lyrics, and seemingly inexorable energy. Trademark anthems like “Light Up The Fire” and “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll” are countered by more introspective – but no less exuberant – considerations of times past, present, and unknowable future on such strikingly potent new tracks as “Another World” and “I’ll See You Again.”
In Another World – which marks Cheap Trick’s first new LP since 2017’s double-header of We’re All Right! and Christmas Christmas, further showcases Cheap Trick at their most eclectic, touching on a myriad of distinct sounds and song approaches, from the swampy Chicago blues number, “Final Days” (featuring fiery harmonica from GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer and Wet Willie frontman Jimmy Hall) to a timely rendition of John Lennon’s still-relevant “Gimme Some Truth,” originally released for Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 and featuring the instantly recognisable guitar sound of erstwhile Sex Pistol Steve Jones. As irresistible and immediate as anything in their already awesome catalog, In Another World is Cheap Trick at their irrepressible best, infinitely entertaining and utterly unstoppable.
Founded in 1974, Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. The band – Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar) – are true pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably classic tunes, from “He’s A Whore,” “California Man” and “Dream Police” to “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me,” and the worldwide #1 hit single, “The Flame.” 2016 saw Cheap Trick inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a long overdue acknowledgement of a nearly five decade career that has earned them more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications, myriad awards and industry honors, featured appearances on over 20 movie soundtracks, and total record sales well in excess of 20 million.
Cheap Trick – Zander, Nielsen, Petersson along with drummer Daxx Nielsen – are of course one of rock’s hardest working live acts, lighting it up at arenas, concert halls, and amphitheatres worldwide more than 150 nights each year. Alas, recent events have forced the band off the road for perhaps the longest hiatus of their storied history. Cheap Trick plan to return to the endless highway as soon as they can…
“This band is held together by music,” says Robin Zander. “It’s the super glue that keeps us writing and putting records out. The reason we started the band in the first place was to tour and write songs and put records out. If all that went away, there would be no point then, would there?”
In Another World Track List:
Here Comes the Summer
Quit Waking Me Up
Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll
So It Goes
Light Up the Fire
Here’s Looking At You
Another World reprise
Pre-orders for In Another World are available now
All pre-orders receive an instant grat download of “Light Up The Fire.”
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Rock Lives Here – Monthly Record Club, Just Launched!
Remember growing up as a ROCK fan in the 70’s 80’s & 90’s, when buying a new album from your favourite band / artist was an entire experience that most likely centred around your favourite local record store and music loving mates?
Launched in February 2021, the Rock Lives Here Record Club exists to try and help fill that void. A Record Club built by a ROCK fan and music lover, for those who love the same.
Built on old-school values, a Record Club that wants to help you build your collection of awesome ROCK music and take away some of the pain involved in tracking down physical releases in the 2020’s.
ROCK sure ain’t dead and there’s still plenty of us who love holding a double gatefold LP in our hands, inhaling the brand new smell, hearing that first crackle of vinyl and pouring over the liner notes…
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SoSo Unveil The Rousing New Single ‘Yeah Nah’
Sydney-based pop-punk quintet SoSo have just revealed their assertive new single ‘Yeah Nah’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like Houses, Underoath).
‘Yeah Nah’ finds SoSo at their most forthright, diving headfirst into social commentary surrounding Sydney’s lockout laws and drug enforcement policies, through the use of quintessential Australianisms and gratifying pop-punk. The track frantically races and builds to its climatic, rambunctious bridge that delivers the anthemic line of rebellion “we all know you’re fucking liars”!
Lead singer Rhys de Burgh talks about the inspiration behind ‘Yeah Nah’:
“’Yeah Nah’ originated as a bit of a joke song and ended up a rebellious, energetic earworm. The track is a big call out of the shitty lockout laws that killed so many Sydney music venues, archaic drug enforcement policies and the true enemy of live music – poker machines. Fuck pokies.”
To coincide with the release, the band will support mates RedHook at La La La’s in Wollongong, before performing ‘Yeah Nah’ launch shows at the Rhythm Hut in the Central Coast, The Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney and Diamond Dogs Music Lounge in Dapto. Due to the worldwide pandemic, SoSo only played their first live show in November 2020, but have since supported Sydney contemporaries These New South Wales, FANGZ and Down For Tomorrow.
Previous singles have been widely embraced by Spotify and Apple Music, and Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, 4ZZZ, SYN FM, Aussie Music Weekly, 89.7 FM and 96.5 Inner FM. They’ve also seen support from online blogs NME (AUS), Life Without Andy, Blunt Magazine, Hysteria Magazine, HEAVY Mag, The AU Review and The Soundcheck.
In the coming weeks, SoSo will reveal an accompanying music video for ‘Yeah Nah’ featuring social media personality Frenchy and shot on location at The Lansdowne Hotel.
‘Yeah Nah’ will be available worldwide on Thursday, February 25
YEAH NAH TOUR DATES
THU 25 FEB | LA LA LA’S, WOLLONGONG NSW *
SAT 20 MAR | RHYTHM HUT, CENTRAL COAST NSW
SUN 28 MAR | THE LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW
SAT 17 APR | DIAMOND DOGS MUSIC LOUNGE, DAPTO NSW
* Supporting RedHook and FANGZ
Kingswood Unleash New Single ‘You Make It So Easy` Out NOW!
Kingswood just keep rolling! Following on from the release of singles “Say You Remember” and “Bittersweet”, the Melbourne four-piece blister through global pandemics throughout 2020/2021 with their latest single, the high-octane “You Make It So Easy”.
Although COVID has thwarted the touring plans of musicians globally – Kingswood continue to charge, dropping bread crumbs along the way in preparation for that sweet, sweet loaf when the world is finally given that wonderful green light.
A dynamic force on stage, the ARIA nominated group has enjoyed strong success on the road in Australia and abroad, with a tour history that counts tours with AC/DC and Aerosmith, festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Groovin The Moo; and multiple sold out tours across the country as proud achievements. Kingswood have been invited as special guests for the Baby Animals 30th Anniversiary tour (date’s listed below).
The journey towards the release of “Juveniles” has been one paved creative reinvention. Throughout the album, fans can piece together definitive elements of music that has formed Kingswood’s dynamic musical identity over the course of six years of relentless touring and recording. “You Make It So Easy” shines as an incendiary example of the band’s love for guitar-driven rock music; some may say it aligns itself strongly with the music of “Microscopic Wars”, however looking more broadly at Kingswood’s body of work, the progressions and stylistic arrangement of the band’s latest represents their genre- diverse tapestry of individual music tastes.
Melodically rich and delivered with the punch 2017’s “After Hours, Close To Dawn” became synonymous with, “You Make It So Easy” shines is Kingswood at their unfiltered best. It’s a temperament that Kingswood applied to “Juveniles” as a whole. Embracing creative chaos has led the band to make music that has refused to be pigeonholed over the last handful over years, and it’s the way they like it. “You Make It So Easy” was originally inspired by the new acquaintances, and the exciting tales an and adventures that unfold whilst reminding you of what you’ve always been drawn to.
A truly global record, Kingswood’s new music came to fruition across multiple writing and recording sessions across the US, UK and Europe. Through it all, the dynamic between chief songwriter Alex Laska and front-man Fergus Linacre strengthened and diversified in personal – as well as combined – style and delivery. Working with frequent collaborator and producer Eddie Spear in their second home of Nashville, the record was an emotional one to solidify.
“The album we’re finally presenting was an incredibly long and winding investigation through many different facets and avenues; almost a rediscovery, if you will, of who we are and what we find inspiring.” Alex Laska
BABY ANIMALS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS – KINGSWOOD
JUNE – AUGUST 2021
Tickets are available now – https://thebabyanimals.com/tours/
June 25th – The Triffid, QLD
July 26th – The Gov, SA
July 23rd – Twin Towns, NSW
July 24th – Nightquarter, QLD
August 6th – The Corner, VIC
August 7th – The Croxton, VIC
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