News – Vents Magazine Music and Entertainment Magazine Sat, 28 Nov 2020 19:05:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Electric Cinema Release New Music Video For “Animals & Gods” Sat, 28 Nov 2020 18:57:33 +0000 In hibernation for twelve years it took a chance encounter with a dusty old hard drive to kickstart The Electric Cinema’s long awaited second album. The drive, thought to have died years before, contained the basis for the new songs. A revelation that sparked a two year process of writing, recording and overdubbing.

The result is Animals + Gods – their epic second album which documents some of the events in the intervening years; births, deaths, starting again and leaving the city behind. The title track continues where debut single, Heat Exchange left off, namely wrestling with the disparity between the logic of science and the spirituality of human connection. It asks how those two things can possibly co-exist, and why we have closed ourselves off from the things we don’t understand.

With their first single Rewind To Kickstart – there has never been a more apt song title for a band returning to the fold. It is an immediate and thumping return that lyrically examines the wisdom of going back, while at the same time acknowledging the closure that this can bring. It is a call to arms for anyone who wants to address their past to be able to seize their future.

The ten songs lyrically examine a wide range of themes, dealing with the loss of close family (Losshopedreamsbadges), childhood memories of extreme measures taken during thunderstorms (Cover All Mirrors), and finding peace and love on a stale hungover morning (Reborn On A Sunday Morning).

But the universal theme that the band explore throughout the album is that people endure, no matter what challenges they face, and that beneath the surface there is so much more to us than we know.

Releasing an album in 2020, this strangest of years, saw the band channel the restrictions of lock-down into the creation of two promo videos for Rewind To Kickstart and Animals + Gods. Joining forces remotely with talented editors in London and Paris, the band were able to forge new stories from recovered cine film and manipulated, phone-captured slow mo.

Paint covered faces reverse in the promo for Rewind to Kickstart with a nostalgic nod back to the band’s earlier days, creating a visual representation of their journey so far. And in the promo for

Animals + Gods archive footage from US space missions and Russian laboratories are mangled up with home shot footage of the band, and immerse us in a vision of the future that never materialised.

The Electric Cinema through the prism of looking back, are ready to address both their present and their future.


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Adams Traktor Releases New Single “Time to Wake Up” Sat, 28 Nov 2020 14:00:19 +0000 Adams Traktor is a music project formed by JR Smith from Seattle, WA, to explore, expand, and in many ways, bend the music genres that have influenced alternative modern music. The latest single from Adams Traktor, “Time To Wake Up” from his forthcoming Quench album, is out now by Dark Spark Music and The Orchard.

Adams Traktor is highly influenced by alternative rock, the Seattle sound, industrial and underground dance music. The project has some influential participants, including Gregory Darling who produced the album and is a reoccurring Billboard Top 20 recording artist as well as Manny Elias on drums, who is the original drummer for Tears for Fears. Fernando Saunders on bass is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and solo recording artist on Summit Music/Sony Universal, who has played with Michael Jackson, Lou Reed and Slash just to name a few. Olda Krejcoves on lead guitar plays with the band Monkey Business and JR Smith wrote, plays rhythm guitar and is the vocalist for all tracks on Quench.     

Smith says, ‘“Time To Wake-Up” is the sound of a world in crisis, and the anthem for a new beginning. The raw, guitar bears witness to our collective suffering, while the melody that carries the song to its conclusion call us to a new future. “’Time To Wake-Up” is sonic hope.”


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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SHARES “HELL OR HIGH WATER” VISUAL; DELUXE ALBUM TO RELEASE DECEMBER 11; NEW CHIP DRIP MERCH AVAILABLE NOW Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:49:50 +0000 Following the release of their latest album Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones, The Neighbourhood has delivered a new visual for album track “Hell or High Water” today – check it out HERE. Speaking about the song, Jesse Rutherford says: “Watched Spongebob in the morning, Walk Hard in the afternoon & wrote Hell or High Water in the evening.”
As teased in the video, the band has unveiled several new merch items today for Black Friday, including Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones-inspired jackets, slides, lunchboxes, boxers and more. Fans can head on over to to grab their very own Chip Drip during their biggest sale ever

The Neighbourhood also recently revealed on social media that they will soon release the deluxe edition of Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones. The new album will feature all 11 tracks from the original release plus 4 brand new songs, and is set for release on December 11 via Columbia Records.

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MADDOX JONES Releases Uplifting “World’s Gone Mad” Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:47:26 +0000 Rising UK singer-songwriter Maddox Jones follows up his debut EP (Headspace) with a heartwarming new single, “World’s Gone Mad.”

Written with Mikey Austin-Riley and David Crawford at the start of the first U.K. lockdown, “World’s Gone Mad” is the much needed comfort song for many stuck at home this winter, a reminder of those life affirming hugs so many of us have missed this year. 

Co-produced by Billy Lockett and Louis Souyave, the song is a heartfelt love-letter, expressing a realization that many of us have been experiencing this year: the importance of our relationships with our family, friends and loved ones. Combining a beautifully catchy chorus and piano hook with Maddox’s voice, the track has all the nostalgic reminiscence of an early Coldplay record.

“The song is about being there for each-other in these crazy times. We’ve obviously been going through a lot this year and I think what’s really kept it all together is having your friends around or having your partner and just holding each-other up.” – Maddox Jones

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Hatebreed Share “Cling to Life” — Listen + New Album “Weight of the False Self” Out Today Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:22:53 +0000 Connecticut hardcore metal titans Hatebreed have released their eighth studio album Weight of The False Self via Nuclear Blast today, November 27. The album is available for purchase here. It can be listened to here.

The Grammy-nominated band just dropped the visualizer for the new track “Cling to Life.”

Weight of The False Self proves that over20 years deep into an iconic career, Hatebreed remain vital.

Renowned for their ability to provide an intense and cathartic release for their fans, Hatebreed challenged themselves and their writing style in order to produce material that is exceptionally relatable in a contemporary world flooded with overstimulation, emotional dampening, and lack of social patience. “Weight of The False Selfis a perfect representation of Hatebreed in 2020, a fresh onslaught of soon-to-be classics with all the elements that led you here since day one,” explains guitarist Frank Novinec.

Drummer Matt Byrne shares, “There’s no shortage of beefy riffs and adrenaline-fueled drums on this record. I’m proud to say that we will consistently provide a soundtrack to which you can mosh in your living room and destroy your apartment.”

Hatebreed previously shared a new album trailer, in which Jasta and guitarist Wayne Lozinak discuss the process of working with producer Zeuss.

The album artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.

Instinctive (Slaughterlust)
“Let Them All Rot”
“Set It Right (Start With Yourself)”
Weight of The False Self
“Cling to Life”
“A Stroke of Red”
“Dig Your Way Out”
“This I Earned”
“Wings of The Vulture” 
“The Herd Will Scatter”
“From Gold to Gray”
“Invoking Dominance”

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Munk Duane Releases New Single “Sweet Tooth” Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:04:36 +0000 Munk Duane’s brand new single “Sweet Tooth” was written, performed and produced by Munk Duane, with Steve Davis on bass, the song was Mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Green Day, Chet Faker, Lucinda Williams) at Magic Garden Mastering, LA.

Adorned with bedroom eyes, “Sweet Tooth” documents a tail of “temptation”, wrapped in a warm synthy Alt R&B vibe that channels the spirit of Prince while maintaining Munk’s unique signature.

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GREEN DAY’S BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG RELEASES QUARANTINE COVERS ALBUM, NO FUN MONDAYS Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:30:52 +0000 Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong releases his YouTube covers series No Fun Mondays as a 14-song collection today via Reprise/Warner Records – available now on vinyl, CD, and digitally. No Fun Mondays sees Armstrong putting his signature melodic-punk spin on the songs that have formed the soundtrack to his life, including classics by John LennonBilly Bragg, and Johnny Thunders. Additionally, limited baby blue colored vinyl will be available at U.S. independent music retailers. Listen to No Fun Mondays HERE. The No Fun Mondays series launched in March on Green Day’s YouTube channel. Like many musicians, Armstrong expected to spend much of this year on the road, touring in support of Green Day’s chart-topping February album, Father of All… However, once the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to put those plans on pause, Armstrong got busy with a different kind of work. “While we’ve all been in quarantine I’ve been reflecting on the things that matter the most in my life: family, friends, and, of course, music,” he says. “I figure if we have to spend this time in isolation at least we can be alone together.” Kicking things off with his perfectly on-trend cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ golden oldie, “I Think We’re Alone Now,” Armstrong treated fans to a new home-recorded cover song each Monday, accompanied by a DIY video. Armstrong performed his first quarantine cover on The Late Late Show with James Corden accompanied by his two sons as well as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Beyond paying respects to his punk-rock forefathers (The Avengers’ “Corpus Christi,” Dead Boy Stiv Bators’ “Not That Way Anymore”) and working-class heroes (John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth,”Billy Bragg’s “A New England”), Armstrong also indulged his love of sugary pop through reverent versions of The Bangles’ “Manic Monday” and the Beatlesque theme to Tom Hanks’ 1995 film That Thing You Do! The latter was performed in tribute to the song’s writer, Adam Schlesinger, who passed away from COVID-19 complications in April. While the project’s inspiration was solemn at times, these songs are here to uplift. Home-recorded though it may be, No Fun Mondays is as revved-up as any of Green Day’s arena-ready anthems, a masterclass in punky power-pop from a true connoisseur of the form.   Green Day will embark on a nearly sold-out global stadium tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer next summer. The Hella Mega Tour kicks off June 9th in Vienna, Austria and will visit cities throughout Europe, the U.K. and North America. Green Day will also perform a series of solo shows. Click here for all dates. Additionally, Billie Joe’s Instagram was hacked recently by Fink, lead singer of the masked synth wave band The Network, who recently released the Trans Am EP and have an album out December 4th. Fink is a mysterious figure whose identity is unknown, except for that it’s definitely not Billie Joe Armstrong. NO FUN MONDAYS tracklistingSIDE A

  1. I Think We’re Alone Now 
  2. War Stories 
  3. Manic Monday 
  4. Corpus Christi 
  5. That Thing You Do! 
  6. Amico 
  7. You Can’t Put Your Arms Round A Memory 


  1. Kids in America 
  2. Not That Way Anymore 
  3. That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll 
  4. Gimme Some Truth 
  5. Whole Wide World 
  6. Police On My Back 
  7. A New England
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Showtek Spreads Positivity in Tough Times with New Single “Show Some Love” ft. sonofsteve. Out on Skink Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:24:18 +0000 Dutch duo Showtek brings a message of hope to the current tumultuous global landscape with their new track “Show Some Love” ft. sonofsteve, out now on their label Skink. Opening with a classic progressive buildup, Showtek quickly proves their ability to step outside of the genre by incorporating a deep, funky bassline and organic instrumental melodies to the track’s soulful vocals. With lyrics like “if there is just one word that will always win, no matter where you’re from, the color of your skin,” the duo uses their music to spread a message of inclusivity, positivity, and love that has always been at the heart of dance music culture – and the world needs it now more than ever. True to Showtek‘s dynamic style, “Show Some Love” is an emotional vocal dance track that also resonates on the dance floor. Read on for the inspiration behind the new single:

With this song we’re continuing to spread a positive message through our music, that hopefully brings people together in a time of divide. This year has been turbulent for everybody. Not only because of the pandemic, but also because of the systemic racism that has finally been brought to light. We felt it was time to spread some love and give the people something positive to listen to. We want our fans to know that we love them no matter what skin color, religion, sexuality or gender. We believe in a world where everybody is treated equally and where you can live together in our differences, that’s what makes us all beautiful.


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Lindsey Stirling & Darius Rucker Release “What Child Is This” Ahead of “CMA Country Christmas” Performance This Monday, November 30 Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:17:36 +0000 indsey Stirling and three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker have teamed up for a special performance of the classic Christmas carol “What Child Is This” for this year’s “CMA Country Christmas,” airing on Monday,November 30th on ABC. The two superstars have released the duet today as a digital-only single on Lindseystomp Records via Concord Records ahead of the TV showing – CLICK HERE to download/stream. Stirling previously released a solo, instrumental version of “What ChildIs This” on her chart-topping holiday album Warmer In The Winter. Monday’s performance will mark the third appearance on the annual holiday special for both Stirling and Rucker, who also recently co-hosted the 54th annual CMA Awards.

“I was so excited to be a part of the CMA Country Christmas again this year,” shares Stirling. “Every year, they give me an amazing chance to sparkle in their spectacular show. This year was extra special since I got to collaborate with the amazing Darius Rucker. Hope everyone loves it as much as we do!”

“I was so honored when the CMA asked me to perform ‘What Child Is This’ and to be getting to do it with an amazing musician like Lindsey is just awesome,” adds Rucker, who also performed “Only Love” alongside Katy Perry on this past weekend’s American Music Awards

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and R3HAB Join Forces to Bring Holiday Cheer With a Rework of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:01:10 +0000 Just in time to cure the winter blues, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and R3HAB team up to put a spin on a classic with their rework of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” The three all-star producers infuse the original’s singsong melodies with a deep, groovy bassline and percussive synths during the chorus, complementing the dance-friendly vibes with distorted vocals. This is not the childhood tune of your memories; the “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” makes for a merry and adult-friendly version of the old favorite. Although the continuing global pandemic has many of us celebrating differently (and distantly) this year, R3HAB and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike wanted to bring their listeners a little bit of winter joy.

It’s always a good time working with Dimitri & Mike, and we’re excited to share our version of this classic record with everyone. We want this to be a gift to our listeners and a reminder that winter is a season for happiness and togetherness. Be generous and good to each other, and remember good things are ahead.” – R3HAB

It’s always fun getting in the studio with R3HAB. We have a great synergy and know each other’s strengths, so the ideas always flow naturally. After a tough year, we hope we can spread some positivity over winter and give something back to the people that continue to support us.” – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike


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