Sharptone Records, in their short time as a record label, have hit on just about every signing so far. From veteran bands like We Came As Romans to newcomers like Holding Absence and Loathe, there’s very few bands that haven’t had their success amplified by the upstart label. And given how catchy “Domestic Dispute”, the new single from Cleveland band Sink The Ship is, you can likely add the band to that list as well. Sink The Ship lie somewhere between metalcore, post-hardcore, and pop-punk, and the new track also features Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! vocalist Bert Poncet. Stream the track below, and stay tuned for more upcoming tours – the band just finished up a 2 week run supporting We Were Sharks.
Touted by us as a band to watch during 2017’s Vans Warped Tour, rock/post-hardcore newcomers The White Noise just finished up a successful run supporting Anti-Flag and Stray From The Path. And given the way fans are reacting to their debut album AM/PM, amazing things are likely in store if the band keeps plugging away like they are right now.
Known for being very interactive with their growing fanbase (something many bands in the scene are genuinely terrible at doing), the band recently hosted a Q&A session on social media. And while the questions ranged from the predictable (“What’s your favorite ice cream?”) to the hilarious (“Do you guys plan on doing a Backstreet Boys cover?”, the most interesting conversations were the ones where fans just wanted to pick the brains of a band who’s touring hard on the road. And The White Noise had specific things to say about the DIY scene they were raised in, as well.
You can read the entire conversation below, it’s pretty enlightening. We can’t stress enough how important it is for bands to interact with their fanbase. Case in point: The Maine.
Currently on the first leg of their co-headlining run with Black Veil Brides (and in support of their new self-titled record), Asking Alexandria are certainly gearing up for a big year. While the aforementioned album certainly threw long-time fans of the band for a loop with a more streamlined, pop-influenced rock sound, it actually contains some of the best and most consistent songs Asking Alexandria have ever written. Don’t believe us? Give the album another spin, it’s solid.
On the other hand, you have Attila. Known for a long time as a party band not to be taken very seriously, they are still very successful and are always in the public eye in one form or another. It’s with that being said that the band’s new song, “Callout 2”, attacks (or really just says “fuck” a lot, kinda like Limp Bizkit’s “Hot Dog”) everyone from Tom Brady to Asking Alexandria vocalist Danny Worsnop. So it’s not a huge surprise that Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce took to Twitter to address the song. While not specifically addressing it by name, it’s fairly easy to tell what is being hinted at here. Of course, would it really surprise anyone if this was a prelude to a tour of some sort? Not likely, but who knows?
Hot Mulligan has released a brand new track titled “The Soundtrack To Missing A Slam Dunk, which you can view below. The song is featured on the band’s upcoming debut album, Pilot, that’s due out on March 23rd from No Sleep Records. Pre-order the record now at nosleeprecords.lnk.to/pilot.