From Ashes To New look behind bad relationships

Are human relationsships always a good and fine thing? Sure they often are complicated and it can also be something that let's you suffer. Somehow these thoughts came around to me while I was listening to this brand new video of From Ashes to New.

A bandpicture of the revamped band From Ashes To New. Photo Credit: Graham Fielder

Most of all the way the vocals express the lyrics I could imagine a person having a relationsship bringing them to insanity and no end suffering. I hope the one being talked about is on the way to feeling better this present days.

As for me I'd encourage everyone out there to let go of negative connections. It's not worth it. You spent endless time and energy on something that won't work out in the end. Don't hesitate or think about it any longer. Make a clear decision. Make a cut. You'll feel better when it's over.

This single is a first teaser of the new From Ashes To New record "The Future" that will see the light of day 20th April 2018. So far I'd say it goes a far more direct and bringing things on point attitude to the table than the previous material did but of course I've become cautious of judging albums too early. One song hardly can tell anything of how the full length will turn out. That's at least what I've learned this far.

It's for sure a good idea to follow the band through Facebook or on Instagram to keep a further eye on the next steps towards the album release.


Single Review: Swirl - The Lift (Heavy Rock, 2018)

Feeling bad? This one track will help you get back in a good mood.

Swirl came to me as a band playing the classic heavy rock note but having spread own ideas and fine undertones all over their sound. This track called "The Lift" comes around as a first sign of new music from the US band.

The cover of Swirl's new single "The Lift", (c) by Swirl, used with kind permission

The sound is much shaper, clearer and compact than on the previous release - the Swirl disc that contained songs that also were used in the "Ditch Day Massacre" movie. I think that's a big plus. You can access the music much faster this way I think. Overall the song does what the track name promises -  it lift's my feelings up. It has a easier feeling with it compared to the older tunes.

What else has changed? The vocals are outworked more and point the listener's attention to various corners of the song. It shows evolvement no question. The last third is a bit rougher with repeating the chorus over and over again and much heavier guitars in the sound. That goes a bit deeper under the skin. That's why I would say they do heavy and not just hard rock.

Puchase Link & Stream
You can pick the song up as download single as part of the running GoFundMe campaign. If you purchase the track over there you will not only get the electric but also the accoustic version of "The Lift" as a bonus.

If you spend some more money you can get your hand on some more cool stuff in return. For instance the band is open to play a house party for people living in certain regions of the US - wouldn't that rock your next birthday party? Just imagine you can say you have the band onstage tonight that has songs that were used in the "Ditch Day Massacre" movie. People could rock out to this all the way! Overall the more you give the more new music the band can produce.

If that doesn't fit your needs you can still get the onetracker as regular download on the portals such as iTunes but this only secures you the electric version.

Song Stream
Listen and relax.

Keep a eye on Swirl with Facebook or check the good old homepage of 'em.


Blacktop Mojo calls to keep the heart free in new video

Music can set emotions free. They come out for me the most and in it's purest form when a band plays a acoustic track. I don't know why but it's always a deeply moving moment for me. I can't say anything just sit there feeling touched so deep inside.

This moment came along as I recently sat at my laptop and watched a live recording of Blacktop Mojo's acoustic performance for the song "Underneath". Enjoy every second of this fragile and breathtaking performance.

Besides the fine music the lyrics hold a important piece of advice for living life. Nathan Gillis, Drummer of the band explains what the band want's to express with this track.

"I've seen firsthand how bitterness and anger can destroy a person from the inside out. This song is about that, but also saying "I understand what happened, and I'm sorry you went through the painful things  that brought you to this point" Keep your heart free , forgive people even if they don't deserve it."

The studio version of this song comes of the band's great record entitled "Burn The Ships". Don't miss out this gem and make sure to pick up a copy out of the band's hands.