Pentral release mesmerising new music video for ‘All My Wounds’

Emily Lindsell

Following on from their recent success of single ‘Silent Trees’, which was highly praised from both Prog and New Noise, Pentral have unleashed their newest track All My Wounds.

The music video, released Friday, March 26th, is set as a live performance – something not many of us have had the chance to experience recently. The video transports you back to the bliss of life pre-covid, where we could attend gigs and witness the magic of live music whenever we pleased.

Seeing the trio up on stage, illuminated by the lights and delivering a performance with such intensity that you can’t look away, it almost feels as though you’re in the venue with them experiencing the show firsthand. It brings a sense of nostalgia, making you crave for the day we can finally get back to watching good, live music unfold before our eyes.

The track itself is the perfect one to accompany that nostalgia, as its lyrics and general sound embody such a positive message. The powerful bass, guitar and drums, paired with it’s empowering lyrics, makes it the ideal song to scream along to at your first live gig post-coronavirus. The album that the song originates from was completely recorded and produced throughout the pandemic, so Pentral are just as eager as us for them to get on stage and sing their beliefs to the world, which is hopefully something that can occur within the near future!

‘All My Wounds’, which is track 2 from their upcoming album, is one of many songs produced by the band that incorporates sounds and styles from their cultural background into their release. Pentral are driven on expressing their values through their music whilst also staying true to themselves and their culture, talking on important topics such as racism and discrimination through their lyrics. The band consistently stand up for what they believe in and are keen to make change in the world through the power of their music and the influence it can bring.

You can watch the new music video for All My Wounds here.

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Kavanagh release guitar-heavy single ‘Citizen 202’

Emily Lindsell

Kavanagh, a 5 piece alternative rock band from Brighton, are set to release their upcoming single on March 26th 2021.

Although the track is only 2 minutes long, it tells you everything you need to know about the band and their style. Citizen 202 is an intense 2 minutes of fast-paced, guitar-heavy music, that expresses what it’s like to take a step back and consider our minor insignificancy compared to the vastness of the universe around us. The lyrics touch upon what it’s like to let yourself be part of the bigger picture rather than just part of humanity and our world, and how each of us are simply just specs within a huge creation!

“Citizen 202 is about escaping the idiosyncrasies of humanity and being a member of the universe instead, simply a part of creation. more than a human” – Kavanagh.

Citizen 202 is set to feature in an out-of-this-world themed movie, Vegan Vampires from Zorg (which also features members of The Sex Pistols and New York Dolls). The sound and meaning of the song slot right in to the plot of the movie, with both appearing to be very futuristic and unique, to say the least.

The single is the start of a new era for Kavanagh as they’re preparing to take on a new adventure with their music, going along with influences of 90’s alternative rock. They started this adventure off on the right foot, having the support of esteemed producer Mike Bennett, who worked with them on producing this track. The band are expected to release plenty more music this year that will pathe the way for their future sounds and releases, showing exactly what Kavanagh have to offer!

You can hear their exhilarating track for yourself on March 26th!

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UK Metal Merger release ‘In Soltitude’ in support of Live Music

Emily Lindsell

A collection of some of the most recognised and appreciated rock and metal stars within the industry are coming together in support of live music – releasing a single that will aid those affected by the loss of work within live music due to COVID-19.

This project, which was created and progressed through the multiple lock-downs over the last year, will raise funds to help out those in need who have been negatively impacted from the shutdown of live music. From sound engineers to venue staff, the list of individuals and job roles supported by this project is practically endless, as the live show industry is one of those worst affected by the pandemic. ‘In Soltitude’ will take us one step closer to maintaining the survival of the live event industry, which is essential for all lovers of music, no matter what your favourite artist or genre is.

‘In Soltitude’, which was cut down from 300 hours of footage to just 12 and a half minutes, is a powerful track that holds all the emotion that has stemmed from the pandemic, putting everyone’s frustration and vulnerability into one track designed to keep a dying industry alive.

UK Metal Merger are asking for anyone who is able to donate to contribute to the project, in order to keep live music stable and running. The loss of the live music industry would be a catastrophic loss of talent, skill and knowledge, and would leave so many without a sector of work. ‘In Soltitude’ can help to make the change we need and offer vital support to keep as many people as possible in work.

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der Mist drop long awaited electro-rock debut album

Glasgow-based der Mist joined forces through a local charity that was founded to to help out young musicians, and are now set to take on the electro-rock scene. With their multi-instrumental talents, the duo have pieced together a debut album that has the sound and atmosphere of a band with many more, showcasing powerful choruses and impressive instrumentals.

Their first lead single of the album ‘It’s Alright’, which was released January 15th, touches upon topics that can be related to the pandemic, as it brings the positive theme of “everything will be okay in the end” – which is just the type of thing we need to get us through the current lockdown! Craig, 1/2 of der Mist, says his favourite part of the creative process was “trying to channel his inner 80’s child”; he goes on to say they were aiming for something new and fresh, yet with that nostalgic feeling, which is definitely something that was achieved with the 12 track album.

der Mist brings us the 80’s inspired electro-rock album that we’ve been missing over the last few decades, picking up on old school inspirations whilst making a sound that is so distinct to themselves and their own style.

Throughout the creation of their album, they released regular content detailing their experiences and the musical processes behind them piecing the album together, being completely transparent about their style of music and the type of people they are – which is something seen as rare within the industry. If you’re looking for good music with strong personality behind it, der Mist are the two-piece for you.

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Written by Emily Lindsell


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