Cures And Curses’ ‘Lost Out’ Is One You Can’t Miss Today

Cures and Curses’ killer new single ‘Lost Out’ is a beat heavy, atmospheric listening delight. The alternative rock duo made up of Aaron Akpojaro and David Blackburne are based in Liverpool, UK. ‘Lost Out’ has that emotionally driven sound that we are always drawn to, the lyrics are full of sentiment, the heart-stopping choruses are beautifully balanced out by those moody and moving verses, this seems like a rock duo that can (and will) provide more and more great tracks in the coming months.

Cures and Curses’ EP is set for release mid 2018 with no official release date as of yet. This track ‘Lost Out’ is the follow up to their debut track ‘Fall Apart, Crash Together’ which you can check out Here

I think after listening to these first couple of tracks by Cures and Curses anyone who is interested in the type of music we rave about over here at NoiseFlash will be eagerly awaiting another release from the guys, very impressive stuff. These guys really are one to watch in 2018, stoked for what’s next.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=52OYanEsiA8

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Brian Berger’s New EP ‘The View That Comes With You’ Is Refreshing And Unique

img_7326When we first heard Brian Berger’s new EP The View That Comes With You we were taken aback with how refreshing and different it sounded, whilst also having qualities that we have, and always will, love about the music we cover over here at NoiseFlash. Brian uses four different soundscapes of Los Angeles to inspire melodies and music, its not every day you come across something like this. The EP was released on March 16th.

Over here in the UK, LA feels like a whole other world, Brian coveys the vibes of LA through his EP so well , ‘The Ocean’, ‘The Metro’, ‘The Car’ and ‘The Mountains’, are the soundscapes he chooses to use. I get hints of a Cigarettes After Sex vibe particularly towards the end of track one ‘Acid Breathing’ in those sultry and calming tones, which chill img_7324us out and open up the album fantastically, paving the way for another three beautiful and unique Indie/Folk tracks. I feel like its one of those albums where you really have to hear it for yourself if you are going to truly appreciate the beauty that this album beholds. All in all a great EP from Brian Berger, check out the single Manic Pixie Fuck You (The Metro) taken straight from this EP Below!

Check Out Some Of Our Favourite EP’s Of 2017

So we’ve been doing our countdown of our top 50 LP’s of The year over on instagram and I think it’s time we got down (in no particular order) to some of our favourite EP’s of the year! Take a look! There’s a track off each EP to have a listen to! Enjoy!!

Gardenside – Gardenside

Previous Love – Previous Love

Coast To Coast – The Length Of A Smile

Rival Town – Make It Work

Witterquick – Fire & Ice

You Vs Yesterday – How’s This For Honesty

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oh6KO0w0G0k

Bellevue Days – Rosehill

American Arson – Waymaker

Balance and Composure – Slow Heart

Acres – Smoke and Decay

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nmQ6SmG3Es0

Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 1

Farewell in Vegas – Serenades

7 Minutes In Heaven – Symmetry

Life Lessons – Best When In Motion

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jDMs1j0BK1g

Low Tides – i need silence to sleep well

Rio Wiley – Less Low (U Better Listen not taken from this EP)

Senses Fail – In Your Absence

A Better Hand – The Longest Drive

Alt-Rock band Previous Love release solid debut self titled EP

Hailing from Buffalo, New York, 4- Piece Alternative Rock band Previous Love have released their staggering debut self titled EP.

Made up of 5 breathtaking tracks that had us hooked from the first listen. The EP was recorded with Jay Zubricky (Every Time I Die, Head North, Pentimento) blending some well crafted ambience with that classic 90s grunge sound.

Drawing their influences from Emo, Post-Hardcore, Shoegaze and melodic Punk genres; Previous Love have thrown them all together to make a very refined piece of music.

Their self titled debut EP focuses on some issues faced by members of the band feeling distant from home in their first years at college, making friends, certainly things we can all relate to. I asked the guys what the story was behind their brilliant new EP.

“We’ve been best friends making music since middle school, and when time for college came along, we put music aside a bit. The record was result of the four of us realizing we can’t go without music together. Despite our singer going to school in Florida, we wrote constantly via group chats, voice memos, etc. and put it all together right when our singer came home from school. We aren’t in this to just be another set of band dudes. We’re making the songs that we want to hear, and hopefully they change peoples’ lives the same way our favorite records have changed ours.”

This is an amazing debut from a band I see having a huge future. There are some huge tracks on this album and the two that really stand out for me are track 2 ‘Pinwheel’ which is a wonderful daydream of a track, the ambience is striking, this could seriously be one of my favourite tracks of 2017 so far. Check it out below!

It’s track 4 ‘Caffeine’ that really shows off the talent of Previous Love and already I’m hooked ‘more than caffeine’ I cant stop listening to it, the crushing guitars, the beautiful lyrics and the song sets a great scene. This song is perfect when you’re in that nostalgic mood, pondering on where your life is headed. Check it out below.

Check them out, Buy the album, and all their social media links are here

 

Written by Liam Stirzaker

Nothing, Nowhere Drop Video For Hopes Up feat. Dashboard Confessional. 

Emo solo project Nothing, Nowhere dropped a new video today. ‘Hopes Up’ features legendary act Dashboard Confessional and it’s a killer song with an awesome video to go with it. Nothing, Nowhere uses his Hip Hop influences so brilliantly to bring his songs to the forefront of the music we love. The latest track follows suit in beautiful original Nothing, Nowhere style. Check it out!!

Coldplay Pay a Beautiful Tribute To Chester Bennington

Coldplay played Linkin Park’s Crawling last night in New Jersey to pay a moving and emotional tribute to Chester Bennington and the outcome was amazing. Watch the full video below. The video shows Coldplay frontman Chris Martin performing the song solo with just him and his piano. Mike Shinoda later posted a video on instagram saying the performance was ‘Beautiful’. Well done Coldplay, amazing as always.

Grumble Bee Interview – ‘Music was the one thing I always felt naturally interested in, whatever my mood’

Here at Noise Flash Music we are in love with the music that British Alternative solo project Grumble Bee is gracing the world with, the power and beauty that hits you during listening to a Grumble Bee track is something rare.

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The solo project is that of Jack Bennett, releasing the EP, ‘Disconnect’ in 2016, Produced by Kris Crummett and all instrumentation, writing and performing by Jack (Impressive right?) . These breath-taking 5 tracks were all it took for me to fall head over heels. It’s an emotionally driven and intoxicating listen and one that should not be missed by anyone.

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So far Grumble Bee has released three tracks in 2017 (‘Red’, ‘Heron(Piano Version)’ and ‘Bravest Soul) and has told me that there will be more to come very soon. With some big shows coming up around the UK and his performances promising to be filled with energy this artist is a definite must see.

Grumble Bee gives us the best of both worlds, He can hit it hard and full of energy with the best of them but he can also slow it down and make it beautiful and soothing in those stripped back piano versions. If you like it soulful yet tranquil, if you like it addictive and catchy, Grumble Bee has it all. From ballads to hard hitters he’ll knock you off your feet. If you haven’t checked it out yet please do, you will thank me for the recommendation I can promise you that.

It was an honour to catch up with one of my favourite artists around in the following interview.

Q:What brought you into the music world? Has it always been your ambition?
A: My parents gave me the opportunity from a young age, to try out a bunch of different instruments, and I guess I just found a passion for it since really early on. I’ve had the chance to do a bunch of different things too, but music was the one thing I always felt naturally interested in, whatever my mood.
 
Q: Tell us more about your latest single ‘Bravest Soul’
A: This song is one of the more, “straight to the point” type of songs, which I don’t massively tend to do! ‘Bravest Soul’ is pretty much about a break-up in a relationship, and it was really easy to write – in fact I probably wrote the majority of the verse/chorus & all of the lyrics in the same night because of the situation I was in! Sometimes songs come about that way, built off a passion for something, but a lot of the time for me personally – songs are based around what I think are interesting melodies/rhythms.
Q: What would you say is your favourite song to perform for your fans?
A: Recently it’s been ‘Francium’, (Piano Version) at some of my acoustic shows, it just really started to get ridiculous – to the point where I’d stop singing and just listen to them singing bits. It’s unreal!
Q: Who’s Grumble Bee listening to right now?
A: Right now, I’ve been over-playing “Stuck in my throat” by Reuben, some new tracks from Allen Stone & some City & Colour for acoustic guitar references, while I’m working on my acoustic recordings.
Q: After touring with some great bands (Emarosa just to name one!) and playing some awesome festivals, What would you say has been the highlight of your music career so far?
A: I’ve had a great opportunity to play alongside some of my favourite bands, both full band & acoustically – but over the last year, the big change that’s probably struck me the most, is the fact that people seem to be able sing back a bunch of my songs live now. It started most noticeably at 2000 Trees festival last year, when I started to realise a bunch of people were into the songs so much they’d sing back every word. I can just remember looking at people to see what they were singing, because I have a tendency to just sing slightly different melodies and vocal phrasing live – which I personally love – but it was crazy trying to keep exactly to the original vocals, after watching people sing along ha!#
Q: What’s next for Grumble Bee? How long until we hear more?
A: I’m working on releasing another acoustic version of an older song in the next few weeks or so, completely different to the original – and then follow that up with a new full band track a few weeks after that.
I’m opening 2000 Trees Festival in 4 weeks time and I’m doing my first acoustic headline show at St Pancras Old Church in London on 27th July – with about 5 tickets left today I believe, so I’m really looking forward to that, and then immediately after it’s Y Not Festival & Fat Lip in Bristol. The plan is to release a double-vinyl this year, with full band tracks on one side and acoustic on the other side – with the intention of releasing my debut album later next year.
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