• Sleepstream's post-rock / post-metal video: Cirrus Formed Antennae

    7 dec 2014, 17:00 av Velvetleaf

    Sleepsteam is the post-rock / post-metal band has shocked the world with their second album "They Flew In Censored Skies" which came soon after the debut.

    Their latest video, Cirrus Formed Antennae is on YouTube.

    Sleepstream is known for creating deep atmospheres by well written melodies with guitars, cello and the violin. Sleepstream’s mindset for this album was to “capture” their live sound with their full-scale dynamics and give the listener the best possible perception of the energy their compositions have. It seems that the album will satisfy the listeners of post-metal and post-rock genre who thinks that atmosphere is important.

    You can listen to the album here.

    The album is released by post-rock, ambient, modern classical label, Fluttery Records. The label is giving away a free sampler, it includes 24 great tracks from the best post-rock, ambient, mod-classical artists around the world. You can download it free here.
  • 2014: The Best Of

    6 dec 2014, 08:23 av Psychari

    1. "Ghost Stories" - Coldplay
    2. "St. Vincent" - St. Vincent
    3. "The Feast Of The Broken Heart" - Hercules & Love Affair
    4. "Tough Love" - Jessie Ware
    5. "Mexico" - GusGus
    6. "Blue" - iamamiwhoami
    7. "1000 Forms Of Fear" - Sia
    8. "Lp1" - FKA Twigs
    9. "Art Official Age" - Prince
    10. "Food" - Kelis

  • The Exits Debut Album - Out Monday 1st December

    28 nov 2014, 17:41 av criminalrecords

    Listen to the album here: The Exits (Criminal Records)

    Like it? Give it a heart here and let other people hear it!

    1. Let The Damage Begin 

    2. You Gotta Help Me Out 

    3. The Fear Inside 

    4. Life Lines 

    5. Fever 

    6. Dead On Arrival 

    7. How Long is Forever 

    8. I Wanna Know 

    9. Fall From Grace 

    10. Tears 

    11. Smoke In The Room 

    12. Broken Smile 

    13. Trip 

    Pre-Order it here:
  • The Effect of Streaming on my Musical Interests

    27 nov 2014, 04:19 av fduniho

    For a long time before streaming was available, I had a strong interest in progressive rock. For many years, my favorite band was Yes. One of the main things I liked about progressive rock and about Yes in particular was how hard it was to get it caught in my head. This helped keep it fresh. Back when I was buying music, I cared about buying music that would last, that would keep my interest for years to come. Although I sometimes enjoyed hearing pop music on the radio, I generally avoided buying it, because I expected I would eventually grow tired of it.

    I began streaming when I left emusic and joined Napster. For the early part of the first decade of the 21st century, I was buying MP3s from emusic, Audio Lunchbox, and Amie Street. I could get tracks for around 20 cents from emusic, a whole album for about $2.00 from Audio Lunchbox, and I could get good prices on the less popular albums at Amie Street. Around the same time, the latter two went out of business, and emusic significantly raised its prices. So I left emusic and joined Napster. Napster was a streaming service, but a Napster subscription also gave you credits to buy MP3s. Eventually, Napster got bought out by Rhapsody, and since I hadn't used all my Napster MP3 credits at the time of the purchase, Rhapsody gave me credit toward MP3s. After a while, I was growing dissatisfied with Rhapsody. It was making it harder to search for albums, and the browser-based player it used wasn't too reliable. So I used the rest of my MP3 credits, did some comparisons with similar services, and switched to Spotify. Spotify has better search, uses user-made apps that enhance searching and browsing in various ways, and plays audio through its own standalone program, which is faster and more reliable than a browser app. One of the Spotify apps that really sells Spotify for me is the app, which gives me recommendations based what I've been listening to. Spotify itself also gives me recommendations based on what I play through Spotify. All in all, I am very happy with Spotify.

    Besides using music streaming services after leaving emusic, I also started streaming videos from YouTube more. Between YouTube and music streaming services, I started listening to more pop music. Since I was streaming instead of buying, I was now more focused on what I enjoy listening to in the moment than I was on finding something I will continue to enjoy in the future. I now listen to Girl's Generation (a.k.a. 소녀시대) and other k-pop groups, the Russian duo t.A.T.u., various YouTube stars, such as Kina Grannis and Marié Digby, mainstream pop artists such as A Fine Frenzy and Selena Gomez, and various other pop music I sometimes come across. Since I'm not buying it, I don't have to worry about whether I will still like it in years to come.

    I still listen to a good amount of progressive rock, but my music listening is not as focused on it as it used to be. With streaming, I get to explore various avenues of music I would have not paid attention to previously. My tastes have grown broader in many directions, and instead of looking for music I will enjoy for a long time, I regularly look for new music and just continue to discover music I've never heard before.

    22 nov 2014, 13:02 av TheArtistBox


    Welcome to The Under 100 Listeners Group' Promoters Journal.

    This is to collect artists that have been connected to our group or recently suggested to us. The first couple of journals however, will be filling all the old connected and added to our Comprehensive Under 100 Listeners 'LISTED' thread.

    Please enjoy and listen to each. I have put my ratings out of ten for each, what are your ratings? Comment below.


    This is a list of all artists made known to us last year in June and July. All artists may not be under 100 listeners still but we will still support them for this promotion.

    All artists should be free to listen to, exceptions are noted.


    10 - PERFECT
    8-9 - VERY GOOD
    5 - AVERAGE


    Open Wide, The Sky (87 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Steignyr (48 Listeners)

    Available through their BANDCAMP

    ┼ (Flip Cross) (81 Listeners)

    Playable on LFM

    The Strahi (8 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Compel (92 Listeners)

    Playable on LFM

    truAdDikT (57 Listeners)
    Playable on Spotify

    Vi-Fi (18 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    loLucasxD (15 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    South Divide (5 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    A Group of Crows (79 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Himitsu (37 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Louisiana Bill And The Bucket Of Beans (9 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Scrolls (24 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Emily-Star (5 Listeners)

    None Available

    The Fun Part (8 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    datamnesia (13 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Hyperbolic motion (61 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Atra Litania (33 Listeners)

    Playable on LFM

    Nóxio Enlevo (43 Listeners)

    Playable on LFM

    Soname Yangchen (24 Listeners)

    Free to download from Website

    Sumo Concílio (26 Listeners)

    Playable on LFM

    Oliahim (70 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Porcelain Pale (19 Listeners)

    Playable on their Bandcamp

    Bondage Schoolgirls Torture (22 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Васильева Евгения (1 Listeners)

    From various see wiki

    vorobushek (11 Listeners)

    Free to Download

    Peter & Will Anderson (1 Listeners)

    Playable on Spotify

    D.N.A (De Novo Art) (2 Listeners)

    Playable on LFM

    Cold Space (1 Listeners)

    is now Possible Space

    All connections are relevant to the journal for promotion.

    All artists in this Journal:
    Open Wide, The Sky | ┼ (Flip Cross) | Compel | The Strahi | truAdDikT | Vi-Fi | loLucasxD | South Divide | A Group of Crows | Himitsu | Louisiana Bill And The Bucket Of Beans | Scrolls | Emily-Star | The Fun Part | Steignyr | datamnesia | Hyperbolic motion | Atra Litania | Nóxio Enlevo | Soname Yangchen | Sumo Concílio | Oliahim | Porcelain Pale | Bondage Schoolgirls Torture | Васильева Евгения | vorobushek | Peter & Will Anderson | D.N.A (De Novo Art) | Cold Space

    Journal TWO:
    Accepting the Apocalypse | Das Buch Vice | Epicmetal | First Legion | Flatulated | Kazer | Music Like Lemons | OpRR | SKWIDWAR | Tipandlang | Angular Dreams | Schingelkind | Nasma | Sia-Apantha-Cali | Nomadic Rituals | Glettkin

    Journal ONE:
    $TAN LEE | @@ | 24 hours the girl | A Brave New World | Blood Ninjas | Chetuha Garibaldi | Doom Patrol | Eternalist | Fad3d | Forever Dumb | Les Amices | Lobotomic Cohesion | Mack Truck | Oscar for the Story | Sakti | Sixstep | Songs of My Soul | Stan Dish | The Hoopers | Tilla & Dave X | White Mckenzie

    Hyped Artists on LFM
    Chequerboard | The Abbasi Brothers | Vigiland | BØRNS | MiM0SA | Juce | Epic45 | Timmy Trumpet & Savage | Nightlands | Svenson & Gielen

  • Argonaut 'TV' - Out Mon 24th Nov - Listen here!

    14 nov 2014, 13:53 av criminalrecords

    'TV' is the debut single from the second Argonaut 'TRY'.

    Out Monday 24th November on Criminal Records
    Listen here: TV

    Like it? Then give it a heart on this link and help more people hear it!

    Pre-order it here

  • Smart Eclectic Group: 2014-11 Final Results

    17 nov 2014, 15:57 av Ataraxiainc

  • The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records) - Halloween Single

    20 okt 2014, 19:35 av criminalrecords

    The Kut – ‘I Want You Maniac’ (Out Now on Criminal Records)

    Listen now! Make your own mind up:
    I Want You Maniac
    If you like it please give it a heart <3

    Produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie / Sonic Boom Six / My Vitriol), The Kut -‘I Want You Maniac’ is an upbeat, grunge fused horror-rock track taken from the bands forthcoming EP. As a quick follow up to their ‘Make Up’ EP, it has been good news that the band is back in the studio so soon, especially given what spanned a near 3 year hiatus.

    Front-woman Maha spoke about the single, shortly after the news they’d been confirmed on the Camden Nightmare Festival line up today… “We’ve always wanted to put out a Halloween single, it’s always been our rock Christmas, and I Want You Maniac was the right track for us to celebrate it with... It’s been awesome working with James in the studio again, and the video was a lot of fun to make as well… We envisioned it as a zombie version of pet cemetery, it’s a bit scary”

    Forthcoming Dates
    Fri 31st Oct: Halloween Special, The Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
    Sat 1st Nov: Nightmare Festival, (Proud Camden), London
    Mon 10th Nov: The Black Heart, Camden, London

    The Kut: Biography
    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Placebo, Nirvana, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a London basement rock trio formed from the alternative scene. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned 2014 Poll, the recent ‘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 latest offering, ‘I Want You Maniac’ ties some of those tracks together, combining elements of horror pop with their grunge rock sound. Recently joined by ex-Riot Squad drummer, Violet, on drums, the band are due to release their new EP in Spring 2015.

    This year the band’s first EP, ‘Make Up’ saw dark and emotive tracks like ‘No Trace’ into the Scuzz Most Wanted Rock Chart, alongside bands like Paramore, Green Day - as well as playlisted on their 'All-Stars of Rock Show'. The single was also supported by Alex Baker on Kerrang! Radio and picked up by BBC Introducing in Lancashire and Oxford. This lead to The Kut being invited in for a BBC Introducing live set, where they performed a 4 song set live from the Blackburn studios. The video was play listed on Putpat TV (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) and featured by Vevo, with a number of USA stations also including the track.

    Most recent single ‘Mario’, was supported by Scuzz TV on their ‘Huge Rock Anthems’ show, as well as Putpat TV and BBC Introducing Lancashire, just ahead of the release. The band’s previous video, ‘Closure’ was playlisted on Sub TV, Tuune and NME TV (Radar), whilst their first ever video ‘DMA’ (aka Doesn’t Matter Anyway) was added to 16 USA cable channels on the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll Show this May. The band has also had a number of tracks playlisted at the major UK clubs including Club NME and Medication. Previous shows include London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics, and a sold out UK tour. In 2013 the band performed DJ sets for Kerrang! Klub, London and a string of 14 dates on the Club Criminal tour.

    ‘I Want You Maniac’ available now at | @thekutgirlsrock | |

    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”

    Metal Mouth
    “If they can fulfill their early promise, then The Kut could end up being a big name in no time at all.” 8/10

    “Heavy guitar, banging drums, dirty crisp vocals and a whole of attitude… the NMS would like to welcome The Kut to the party … without a shadow of a doubt they’re on the ascendancy! ”

    Hit The Floor Magazine
    “[No Trace] epitomises the girls’ influences from the likes of Nirvana and Incubus, displaying their no messing around approach to modern day grunge and taking us back to the early 90′s, where grunge rock was at it’s best!”

    Bristol Live Magazine
    “If Deftones and Hole had a little baby they’d probably sound like The Kut”

    Tasty Fanzine
    “‘Mario’ has guitar hook similar to Trey Spruance era Faith No More and an awesome ending. ‘Closure’ and ‘DMA’ are equally noteworthy and the whole EP is impressively polished. Bravo The Kut.” 7/10

    SWNK Magazine
    “No Trace, the opening song on The Kut’s Make up EP, has a big chance of being the most played song this summer. Awesome stuff!”

    Alt Dialog
    “It’s almost as if Soundgarden and Hole were put into a blender with The Kut being the result.”

    Ultimate Underground
    “They are equal parts L7 and bands like Placebo. They even show influences of Nirvana without being a retread and falling prey to the familiar.”

    Seba-Rashii Culture
    “When we first heard The Kut, we knew that the London based trio were going to be worth keeping a careful ear on. Our patience has been rewarded with the release of the Make Up E.P!”

    Uproar Webzine
    “Known for their enthusiasm and uncontrollable energy on stage, The Kut have created quite a crazy fan base who as you would expect are ecstatic over the release of their new EP, Make Up.”

    Peek-a-boo Magazine
    “The Kut present a sonic collage that evokes everything that made the 1990’s alternative rock scene such a beautifully broken beast”

    Blast Out Your Stereo
    “Grunge trio, The Kut have released a brand new music video for their song, “Mario,” which is off their upcoming EP, Make Up.. Trust me, you’ll be singing along to this number for a while (if you aren’t already).”

    Mistree Magazine
    “Mario” is 90s alternative rock at it’s very best. It is gritty and heavy, with chugging riffs and thudding percussion.”

    Palace of Rock
    “There are moments when the all female rock band The Kut sounds like Courtney Love´s Hole… But there are also moments when this London trio bring thoughts to a heavier The Bangles like “Mario”, I guess you can call it grunge pop.”

    Backseat Mafia
    “The rock girl trio based in London have not long since visited my hometown’s longest running live music venue The Lincoln Imp. I went to see them live and they rocked the room with their melodic tracks, long metal hair shaking and rock stances.”
    Criminal Records is the lovechild of a talented group of nutters who work tirelessly to seek and represent the best live and recording acts. Visit our website and sign up for a free membership to keep updated on all the latest gigs, bands, releases and label news.

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  • Smart Eclectic Group: 2014-10 Final Results

    5 okt 2014, 14:23 av Ataraxiainc

  • Smart Eclectic Group: 2014-09 Final Results

    14 sep 2014, 20:26 av Ataraxiainc