• The Kut - Kerrang! Video Premiere

    15 maj 2015, 00:44 av criminalrecords

    Kerrang! Magazine premiere the brand new music video by The Kut today (Friday 15th May)!  The track, I Don't Need Therapy is taken from the recent 'Rock Paper Scissors EP' and was directed by Mike Gripz. Watch it from 4pm at http://kerrang.com

    Classic Rock Magazine
    Tracks of the Week
    "Bad Man marks the precise point in the Venn diagram where L7 meets I Wanna Be Your Dog meets Courtney Love, which is equal parts terrifying and a cause for long and rowdy celebration. Punk's not dead, pass it on."

    Kerrang! Magazine 
    "Despite the loud Courtney love references they're more than just Hole II. Mario has an Against Me! Strut to the intro, while DMA is a pounding gem"

    Q Magazine
    Top 5 Tracks To Listen to This Week
    "There's a slice of angst-offloading gutter rock that's a kissing cousin of Hole, but The Kut's scuzz-covered family tree also stretches further back to the garage rampages of The Stooges."
  • We don’t own anything but our inner world

    9 maj 2015, 04:25 av mistersirband

    The third single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part III
    REM sleep, rapid eye movement stage.
    We don’t own anything but our inner world.
    A dream is the only place where everything is under your control. The law of conservation of energy and substance no longer applies here: you can create any object you like out of thin air, you can bend space at any degree of freedom, you can fly, teleport, rush with the speed of light without fearing experiencing hundreds of g.
    The most interesting part is how our consciousness simulates feelings we’ve never experienced in real life. If during a lucid dream you jump out of a window, first you experience a normal falling (as you should in real life). But just few inches from the ground the falling gradually slows down. When you hit the asphalt, it turns into a jelly, which slowly absorbs you and kicks you out of the current level of sleep.
    Having all of these limitless possibilities one can't help but question the necessity of this “real” world. Why do we need it, if we have a much more pliable inner world where the only masters are we ourselves? The reality is that in this “real” world we don’t own any material things. In a blink of an eye we can lose everything we consider belonging to us “by right”.

    Jacek Yerka - Dream World
    http://webneel.com/webneel/blog/dream-world-revealed-canvas-21-mind-blowing-paintings-jacek-yerka
  • What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep?

    21 apr 2015, 03:29 av mistersirband

    The second single from our debut record Sleep.

    Full album is already available here: https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part II
    Light sleep, the second stage of NREM sleep.
    What would life be like if we wouldn’t have to sleep? Certainly, we would have missed a ton of fascinating dreams. But we would have been able to achieve such great heights without drifting off every day even for couple of hours. Alfred Herpin knew it firsthand. This man had a rare case of insomnia, which allowed him not to sleep at all and this in no way reflected on his health. At some point of his life he claimed that he had been constantly awake for at least 10 years in a row. The rest of the more than 6 billion people will never experience this state. Because even just a day of insomnia results in problems with health for all of us. Within a few sleepless days human consciousness loses its clarity, causing an overwhelming desire to fall asleep with occasional “collapses” into a borderline state with confusional consciousness. This method of moral coercion is used during interrogations and is considered to be a refined torture.


    Original painting by © Richard Hess for a New York Times Magazine cover entitled "Insomnia".
    http://www.hessdesignworks.com/Insomnia.html
  • Maïak creates one of the best post-rock albums of 2015

    10 apr 2015, 18:56 av Velvetleaf



    Maïak creates one of key post-rock releases of 2015. They created to something big, something to be heard! The album is called “A Very Pleasant Way to Die”.

    Filled with the symbolic weight of a catastrophe that arose as the punishment of man’s guilty arrogance in an outburst remained silent, Maïak delivers a dark and powerful instrumental rock that evolves between tenuous melancholy and chaotic blast. Released by Fluttery Records which usually release amazing post-rock, ambient and modern classical albums.

    This post-rock storm comes from Switzerland. If you haven't heard it yet, here they have “A Very Pleasant Way to Die” on Bandcamp.
  • Recommended Release: The Kut - 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP - 20.04.15

    10 apr 2015, 16:52 av criminalrecords

    The Kut are due to release their 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP on Criminal Records, Monday 20th April. This last few months has seen some great support from Scuzz, BBC Introducing, MTV-U, Planet Rock, Kerrang! AXS America, Vevo, Putpat TV and Club NME, and we are delighted to be putting this record out on your radar.

    Listen here >>
    1. I Want You Maniac
    2. Alekhine's Gun
    3. I Don't Need Therapy (clean)
    4. Bad Man

    SUPPORT THE KUT ON LAST FM
    Give the track's a heart here to help The Kut get more exposure on Last FM
    http://www.last.fm/music/The+Kut/Alekhine%27s+Gun


    Photography by Joe Brady.

    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Tool, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a rock trio born from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, their ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 brand new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’. The 2014 record saw immense support from Scuzz TV, BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio, AXS, MTV-U, Putpat TV, Vevo and 16 cable channels across the USA.

    Their forthcoming 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP is a quicker than expected follow up to the 'Make Up' EP, and includes horror pop halloween single 'I Want You Maniac'. Alekhine's Gun is second single from the 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP, out 13th April. The Kut release their latest single 'I Don't Need Therapy' on Monday 6th April, which "is about rejecting the ill advice that people try to ram down your throat in the guise of helping you out." The track mixes riot grrrl grunge with contageous riffage and is soon to be accompanied by forthcoming video, produced by Mike Gripz (Boy Better Know / Frisco).

    The debut single from the EP 'I Want You Maniac' was added to the playlists of MTV-U and AXS TV. These US channels joined major UK support from Scuzz TV, Planet Rock, BBC Introducing and Jim Gellatly's New Music Showcase among others. The EP has also been played out in the clubs including Club NME and Medication.

    Pre-order the EP now and get the singles at http://thekut.bandcamp.com

    Or show your support at http://thekut.co.uk | http://thekut.bandcamp.com | http://twitter.com/thekutgirlsrock | http://facebook.com/thekutgirlsrock

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N68dzvnPMu4[/youtube]
  • The Kut - 'I Don't Need Therapy' single (Criminal Records)

    5 apr 2015, 15:26 av criminalrecords

    The Kut release the 'I Don't Need Therapy' single and tour dates ahead of their EP release 'Rock Paper Scissors'.

    Listen here: I Don't Need Therapy (clean)

    The Kut - Rock Paper Scissors EP
    Releases 13.04.15 (Criminal Records)

    Listen here >>
    1. I Want You Maniac
    2. Alekhine's Gun
    3. I Don't Need Therapy (clean)
    4. Bad Man

    Click the play button to listen

    SUPPORT THE KUT ON LAST FM
    Give the track's a heart here to help The Kut get more exposure on Last FM
    http://www.last.fm/music/The+Kut/Alekhine%27s+Gun


    Photography by Joe Brady.

    ABOUT THE KUT

    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Tool, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a rock trio born from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, their ‘Make Up’ EP was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Page & Plant / Def Leppard), featuring 3 brand new tracks plus 2 previous releases ‘DMA’ and ‘Closure’. The 2014 record saw immense support from Scuzz TV, BBC Introducing, Kerrang! Planet Rock, Kerrang! Radio, AXS, MTV-U, Putpat TV, Vevo and 16 cable channels across the USA.

    Their forthcoming 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP is a quicker than expected follow up to the 'Make Up' EP, and includes horror pop halloween single 'I Want You Maniac'. Alekhine's Gun is second single from the 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP, out 13th April. The Kut release their latest single 'I Don't Need Therapy' on Monday 6th April, which "is about rejecting the ill advice that people try to ram down your throat in the guise of helping you out." The track mixes riot grrrl grunge with contageous riffage and is soon to be accompanied by forthcoming video, produced by Mike Gripz (Boy Better Know / Frisco).

    The single is the third from the 'Rock Paper Scissors' EP, with the full record scheduled for release on Monday 13th April via Criminal Records. The EP was again produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / Def Leppard). Lead vocalist Maha postulated that Rock Paper Scissors "probably has the closest resemblance to the material we've been playing out on the live sets this last year".

    The debut single from the EP 'I Want You Maniac' was added to the playlists of MTV-U and AXS TV.  These US channels joined major UK support from Scuzz TV, Planet Rock, BBC Introducing and Jim Gellatly's New Music Showcase among others. The EP has also been played out in the clubs including Club NME and Medication.

    Pre-order the EP now and get the singles at http://thekut.bandcamp.com

    http://thekut.co.uk | http://thekut.bandcamp.com | http://twitter.com/thekutgirlsrock

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N68dzvnPMu4[/youtube]
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  • Meet the first single from Mister Sir's debut concept work "Sleep"!

    24 mar 2015, 06:28 av mistersirband

    The song is available for streaming here:

    The album is available for pre-ordering here:
    https://mistersirband.bandcamp.com/album/sleep

    Memoirs of a Lucid Dreaming Practitioner. Part I
    Sleep onset, the first stage of NREM sleep.
    One of the most unusual experiences at this stage is the maintaining of consciousness during the transition from waking state to dormant state. Seconds after hypnic jerks, which serve as a signal from the motor part of the nervous system about somewhat maintaining a control over the body, comes the paralysis, and the consciousness disconnects from reality, switching off to “sleep mode.” But if you keep the consciousness after the jerk, you can witness the process of transition to sleep “with your own eyes”. With your own mind, to be more accurate, because by virtue of the inevitable paralysis you won’t even be able to open your eyelids. Right after the paralysis you might even get soreness in the head and your whole body. It seems as if your brain gets suddenly imposed to a swelling current for 5-10 seconds at first and then to a decreasing one. We shall call each period of such increases and decreases in soreness “an impulse.” On the morrow of two or three impulses painful sensations pass off and the consciousness finally enters a dream relieved. However, in the middle of every impulse a drowsy person, whilst being helpless and paralyzed, gets anxious and in a cold sweat. Modern medicine insures that all of these fears are groundless, and sleep paralysis is harmless. But nevertheless you wonder every time: “What if I don’t wake up in the morning?”


    The Nightmare, by Henry Fuseli (1781) is thought to be one of the classic depictions of sleep paralysis perceived as a demonic visitation.