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U2 enter Dublin studio for new album

Irish rockers U2 have hit the studio in Dublin to continue work on their next studio album with longtime collaborators Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. “We’re going to try and break new sonic ground and deliver a masterpiece,” Lanois told Billboard.com. “The sleeves are rolled up. Bono is all charged up with a lyrical angle.” U2, Eno and Lanois have spent time working on new material on three prior occasions in France and Morocco. “There’s so much material,” he said, referring to speculation that the sessions could yield two new albums. “When you get Eno and I and those guys… Read more »


U2 New Tenants of Dublin High-Rise

Dublin’s docklands redevelopers, who angered U2 by tearing down the group’s hallowed old studios, are giving Bono and his colleagues a high-rise penthouse replacement, the two sides announced Tuesday. “The new Dublin is something I’m really excited about,” Bono told a press conference alongside leaders of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority. Earlier this year the state-backed developers successfully fought U2 in court for the right to tear down a building at Hanover Quay where the band had recorded most of its records since the early 1980s. The building became a place of pilgrimage for U2 devotees, some of whom spray-painted… Read more »


U2 Backs Down in Dublin Studio Fight

U2 is giving way in a battle to save its Dublin recording studios from being pulled to the ground. After submitting written objections Tuesday to the redevelopment of their Hanover Quay site, the band said it would join in talks with the Dublin Docklands Development Authority. “Although they are very happy in their present studio, and would very much like to stay, they appreciate that change is inevitable and often for the best,” the band members said through a statement. The millionaire rock musicians initially argued that the musical heritage of their Hanover Quay site should be enough to save… Read more »


jxdn Launches Sophomore LP ‘WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS’

The wait is over! jxdn‘s sophomore studio album, WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS, is officially out via DTA Records. Featuring singles “WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS,” “WHAT THE HELL,”  “STRAY” and “SAD OCTOBER,” the new record sees the young artist exploring new avenues of adventurous rock riffs, pop-punk choruses, and more. Along with the album’s release, jxdn released a music video for “JUST LET GO,” a sunny indie pop-infused track. It just might be your song of the summer. Check out the new track below and secure your LP here. “‘WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS’ is my love letter to rock music and… Read more »


Rain City Drive Shares Vulnerable New Single, “Neverbloom”

Following the massive success of their April single, “Medicate Me,” featuring the talent of Dayseeker vocalist Rory Rodriguez, Rain City Drive has unveiled their vulnerable new track, “Neverbloom.” “I wrote ‘Neverbloom’ about my dad who passed when I was 24,” vocalist Matt McAndrew candidly shares in a press release. “I find myself thinking how I wish he could see the things I’ve accomplished and the man that I’ve become. It’s about learning to live with the reality that he only got to see the beginning of my journey, the seeds I planted, but won’t see my flowers bloom.” Read more:… Read more »


Bloc Party Finds Themselves “Flirting Again” On New Single

Indie sleaze summer is alive and well in summer 2024 with help from London’s beloved Bloc Party. The indie-rockers surprised fans with their new single, “Flirting Again,” their first offering since 2022’s Alpha Games. The punchy, sonically unique single is utterly refreshing, and a welcome addition to this year’s indie playlists. Vocalist Kele Okereke says, “‘Flirting Again’ is about being thrust back into the scene and trying to remember how it all works. It’s about trying to appear desirable, whilst at the same time hiding the hurt that defines you.” Okereke continues, “We are all carrying around the various scars that… Read more »


Laura Jane Grace Announces UK Tour With The Trauma Tropes

Following Laura Jane Grace’s most recent endeavor—joining forces to create Laura Jane Grace & The Mississippi Medicals—the punker has announced a UK tour this fall. In a social media blast, she writes, “Europe! Uk! Ireland! You have asked and now here is the answer! I’ll be heading across the proverbial pond this November for a full month long run.” She continues, “Unfortunately some of the Mississippi Medicals have prior touring obligations but the good news is this will still be a full band tour. I’m bringing @pariscampbellgrace with me and we’ll be backed by @jacopo_fokas on bass & @orestis_jr on… Read more »


jxdn Elevates “When The Music Stops” Live At idobi Radio Studios

Ahead of his eagerly awaited sophomore album, When The Music Stops, jxdn stopped by the idobi Radio Studios in Los Angeles, CA, to perform the record’s titular track. A striking ballad in its original format, jxdn elevates “When The Music Stops” with his acoustic-laden performance that echoes through the studio space. Stripped down to its bare bones, the track showcases both his prowess and the raw vulnerability woven into the DNA of the release. Listen to “When The Music Stops” live from the idobi Radio Studios below. Following the arrival of When The Music Stops, slated for this Friday, June… Read more »


Hayley Williams & Taylor Swift Perform “Castles Crumbling” In London

Taylor Swift has been dominating the charts with her most recent offering The Tortured Poets Department and taking over stadiums across the world. On her current European and UK leg of The Eras Tour, she is bringing Paramore along for the ride. Lucky ticketholders of the Wembley Stadium June 22 show got to witness the live collab of the century: Hayley Williams and Swift singing “Castles Crumbling.” The track comes from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault), which also includes “Electric Touch” featuring Fall Out Boy. So, yes, Swift is a certified emo. Swift announced Willaims by saying, “I… Read more »


twenty one pilots Releases Action-Packed “Paladin Strait” Music Video

The wait is over for twenty one pilots fans. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have finally revealed their theatrical, action-packed music video for “Paladin Strait” from their recently released record, Clancy. The ending of the video shows “Nico” strangling “Clancy.” The red-hooded figure says, “So few. So proud. So emotional. Hello, Clancy.” Some Reddit users and Instagram users believe there is more music on the way based on the music video’s sudden ending and brief flourish before fading to black. Check out the Hollywood production-level video below, directed by Jensen Noen, who is also known for working with Bring Me… Read more »

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