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Indie-pop duo Firewoodisland release important LP

Firewoodisland has released their necessary self-titled album, to soothe and comfort us in this current anxiety-inducing time that we are all facing right now. The tracks were written, produced and mixed by the multi-talented Stian of Firewoodisland. Mastering of the album was done by Chris Sanson (Highasakite, Thomas Dybdahl). Their first single for 2020 titled ‘Sprinter’ was included in the  A-list for BBC Radio Wales.  Last year, the duo were featured in acclaimed publications like Atwood Magazine, PopMatters, Clash Magazine, as well as inclusion in airplay for BBC 6 music’s Tom Robinson and Radcliffe and Maconie.

Originally, Firewoodisland started as a solo music project for then Norwegian masters student Stian Vedøy, who had just moved to Cardiff, UK. Not long after, Stian would cross paths with art student Abi Eleri. Abi would take over artistic duties for the project, and join the project as a performer. In the early stages of the duo, they started performing at open slots at local hangouts. In 2014 they released their first EP titled ILD after reaching the finals of Norway’s Bandwagon Battle of The Bands. Thus far, they released another EP in 2016 titled Dome, and their debut album Choas Is The State Of The Heart in 2018. Their collective stream rate amongst streaming platforms is over 6 million plays to date.

Firewoodisland speaks about the release ."We self-titled this album because we finally felt like we came home to ourselves! During the creation of Firewoodisland, we went through a major maturing season, which is apparent in the songwriting, the sound, and the artwork. We have fallen in love with orchestral instruments, strings, and horns which, blending with digital and organic instruments help us arrive at our new sound. We really love this album, it's close to our hearts.”

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Cory Marks announces a new song ‘Outlaws & Outsiders’

Canadian country rock artist Cory Marks has been burning up the US airplay charts with his hit single ‘Outlaws & Outsiders’, which boasts guest appearances from country icon Travis Tritt, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch and Mick Mars from Motley Crue.

The video for the track has garnered over 7.5 million views and the track itself has over 5 million streams globally as well as debuting at #1 in the US and Canada on a string of charts including Billboard’s Top Rock, Hard Rock Digital Songs and Country Digital Song Sales charts as well as iTunes, Amazon and Soundscan charts.

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The Blinders share a new music video for the song  'Forty Days And Forty Nights'

The Blinders have shared the video for their new single, ‘Forty Days And Forty Nights’, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming album “Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath”, out on May 8th via Modern Sky UK.

Shrouded in a foreboding red light, the video switches between footage of singer Tom Haywood declaiming the track’s lyrics in a working men’s club and a dance routine choreographed to reflect its manic and murderous intent, combining to create a powerful, intoxicating and threatening visual.

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Indie rock band Voodoo Bandits release new song

UK indie rock band Vodoo Bandits have released their new single ‘Empty Swimming Pool’ via Superblue Records. The band has been featured on Youtube channels like Fancy melancholic and New Sounds Good. There streaming rate is close to 140 000 plays to date. Their debut single was selected as track of the week on Indie Rocks Radio Manchester. The band has been also received radio play from Idobi Radio and have featured in Spotify’s ‘Hot New Band’s’ editor’s playlist.

The members grew up in the Bee Gees previous neighborhood, The Isle of Man. Two of the members still reside in the area, while two are attending university in Liverpool and Newcastle. The band includes Ben Donaldson (rhythmn guitar and vocals), Corey Vaughan(lead guitarist), Nathan Vaughan(Drums) and Charlotte Wilby(bass). The band is on varying levels in their musical development, with some picking up up the guitar in middle school and others in the span of one year ago.  The band is playing supporting slots in Liverpool and New Castle this year. Their music is reminiscent of Grouplove, The Strokes and Car Seat Headrest.

Band member Ben adds, “ I was creating many fast-paced indie rollercoasters in December 2019, and this one just stood out to us! It had a real uplifting feel and groove. We quickly added it to our set before our England debut that same week, and it has served us well as an attention-grabbing set opener since! I wrote the lyrics with my dog, which is probably why they don't make too much sense, but we both love the counter culture; and that is what this song is about. But, if that's not for you, alternatively it is about the blurry outcome of our decisions with symbolic imagery!"

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