Israeli darkwave/electronic artist LIYA is pleased to announce the release of her new digital EP, LISTEN.
For fans of: The Birthday Massacre & Depeche Mode
LIYA TREBITCH is a singer/songwriter from Tel-Aviv, Israel.
From playing the piano and composing since the age of 5, LIYA started making electronic music at the age of 23. Inspired by new wave, synthpop, darkwave and industrial, her music has deep, dark melodies that take you out of your ordinary world. She has also performed extensively throughout Europe and Israel with DJ Yahel while working on her own material.
Now presenting her debut EP "Listen" on Blind Mice Productions, LIYA is a must-hear for fans of the gripping, nostalgic intimacy of THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE to the synth-heavy compositions of DEPECHE MODE.
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT Reveal New Single, 'The Chains of Fame' Off Upcoming LP
January 2nd, 2019 - "America’s Most Dangerous Kult" has released their newest single, "The Chains of Fame." Originally premiered on MXDWN, "The Chains Of Fame" is the debut track off their upcoming LP, In The House Of Strange Affairs
"A dynamic song, “The Chains of the Fame” feels like a much shorter song than its four minute run-time. Cinematic strings and unexpected audio samples during the bridge of the song lead to a futuristic bridge that make the long-running and mega-influential band sound as relevant as ever." MATT MATASCI
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT STRANGE AFFAIRS TOUR with CURSE MACKEY!
05/05 @ Beauty Bar - Las Vegas, NV
05/07 @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
05/10 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
05/11 @The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
05/14 @ Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
05/15 @DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
05/16 @ The Ritz - San Jose, CA
05/28 @ 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
05/30 @ Industry - San Antonio, TX
05/31 @ Elysium – Austin, TX
06/01 @ Numbers – Houston, TX
06/02 @Trees – Dallas, TX
06/07 @The Venue – Denver, CO
06/09 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
06/11 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
06/13 @ TBA - Southern California
06/14 @ TBA - Southern California
06/15 @ TBA - Southern California
The Divine Rapture | Celebrating The Siouxsie and the Banshees 1995 Release
Today, twenty-four years ago Siouxsie and the Banshees released their eleventh and final studio album in the majestically divine “The Rapture”. This is a erotic-beast created over a year and a half with the Velvet Underground’s John Cale producing and mixing all but three tracks.
This however was not the dark-gothic masterpiece which people thought would close the career of those who forged that very path, instead it contains some of the more lighter elements in The Banshees work.
A natural progression is heard from their acclaimed 1991 offering “Superstition”.
It continues with the same flowing themes, Siouxsie Sioux as the confident, scorned femme-fatale, a chanteuse and not just a punk revolutionary, Sioux moved forward along with the sound built behind her.
From the start and throughout the twelve-track song cycle there is an experimentation, the title track itself is an eleven-minute journey that twists and turns through a haunting atmosphere like a wounded animal.
Along with “The Rapture” another gem to behold is the magnificent and melodic “Stargazer”, a very unnerving though accessible sound breaks through. The pleasures of “Sick Child” and the sublime “The Double Life” make up for any lack of dark joy an often criticism of “The Rapture”.
The last studio hurrah from Siouxsie And The Banshees is definitely worth a revisit, granted it is not cut from the same menacing cloth as “Juju” or “Peepshow”, nonetheless it is a staggeringly beautiful piece of work which shows great passion and depth, displaying Siouxsie Sioux as a singer and not just a screamer.
The Rapture, verse;
“Wondering if I dare to say your name
Wondrous thoughts embalmed avow you came
By the crescent disc rising amethyst
How can love remain the same unchanged?
Moonlight plays upon this sunken brow
Midnight ink bleeds wet mercurial clouds
By the crescent disc rising amethyst
Somnambulist unharnessed storms the plow
By the crescent disc rising amethyst
How can love remain the same unchained?”.
Original 1995 Track List ;
“Fall from Grace”
“The Lonely One”
“The Double Life”
“Love Out Me”
Kevin Burke January 2019
The Dreams Will Always Linger | Remembering Dolores O’Riordan - One Year Anniversary
In the last number of years music fans have suffered loss after loss, idols who it seemed would outlive time itself passed into the ether. The rapture of legends was unforgiving to our heroes, the immortal figures such Prince, David Bowie, Chris Cornell, George Michael along with a greater parade of souls left us with their legacy in music
Only a year ago today it home that another shining talent had succumbed and slipped away unexpectedly.
The soaring passion of Dolores O'Riordan is measured with the uneasy and ripped emotions which heralded her passing. An obvious and true talent such as hers can sometimes bring fourth turmoil as if you knew them personally. When you question why, you may feel this way, the answer is simply through a relatable appreciation of the personal words Dolores sang. Those lines of song let you Inch into her world, creating a connection, for a time it felt that as Dolores would sing the world stopped to listen.
The Cranberries as a band had become a soundtrack to the nineties, singing along to their songs became easy very quickly, even if you were not their biggest fan or even knew who they were. Looking at the impact of their career early on, a picture builds of both the bands importance and the inspired vision of O’Riordan.
The Cranberries debut album in 1993; 'Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We', is a phenomenal work of cleverly constructed songs with harmonious-crescendos and of course O'Riordans athletic vocal, rich and perfectly delivered with an effortless dramatic tension. The two single releases 'Linger' and 'Dreams' are still radio staples twenty-six-years after their release.
A realization quickly followed of the importance of Dolores and The Cranberries especially here in Ireland, a band which had released lush, lovelorn songs in the past were about to turn the critics inside out with their follow up album, the expectation of more of the same was blissfully torn apart with the 1994 release 'No Need To Argue'.
This album had a darker theme, an almost 'night' to the previous albums 'day', preceded by the radio unfriendly but steady grunge explosion that is 'Zombie'.
Heavily distorted guitars with which O'Riordan could sing over, at times turning into the sound of pure, emotional pain.
To those expecting another tune such as 'linger’ were more surprised than disappointed, which shows the character strength within O'Riordan and the band to follow their heart as a musical compass and not what is wished of them by fans, record companies and the FM-radio of the day.
This highlights perfectly the importance of the band, to survive such a change in direction, in saying that the album 'No Need To Argue' went on to sell in excess of seventeen-million copies, going number one in five countries. The case in point was increasing the volume increased the sales and popularity, what may have been viewed at the time as being commercial suicide led to wider acceptance.
Risks such as this are rarely taken in music, and voices such as that of Dolores O'Riordan are few and far between,and sadly missed.
“Suddenly something has happened to me
As I was having my cup of tea
Suddenly I was feeling depressed
I was utterly and totally stressed
Do you know you made me cry? Whoa oh oh
Do you know you made me die?
And the thing that gets to me
Is you'll never really see
And the thing that freaks me out
Is I'll always be in doubt”
Animal Instinct-The Cranberries
Kevin Burke jan '19
With an eerie hum Zwaremachine embraces early ebm/industrial soundscapes while keeping a persistent darkwave experimental approach.
Thoroughly deranged, Zwaremachine will trash your sense of disbelief a minute into the first song and continue to do so all the way through.
In January 2019 Zwaremachine will be performing 3 shows in the Netherlands and Germany.
The final show will be a performance at Downhill XIII New Years Edition sharing the bill with Portion Control (UK) and Henric de la Cour (SE).
Zwaremachine (USA) - Minneapolis' own fully realized industrial worship.
This outlet of visual artist Mach Fox embodies the provocative sights and sounds of second wave industrial music.
Influences from some of the top acts of the genres can be heard in the songs from "Be A Light" the first full length album released in 2018. With a clear focus on classic sounds and modern production he describes the style for this album as "Minimal Hypnotic Industrial Body Music."
SAT.JANUARY 19th 2019
Wave Invasion at POPEI - Eindhoven.NL
THURSDAY JANUARY 24th 2019
Zwaremachine LIVE at Unsound Methods - KIR Hamburg.DE
SATURDAY JANUARY 26th 2019
Downhill XIII New Years Edition at Poppodium Nieuwe Nor (Heerlen.NL)
Henric de la Cour (S) Portion Control (UK) Fïx8:Sëd8 (DE) Zwaremachine (US) Katharoi (NL)
DJ Kitty & special guest DJ set by Dirk Ivens (Klinik/Absolute Body Control/Dive/Sonar)