Normandie – Dopamine
Normandie will release new album Dopamine on February 9, 2024, through Easy Life Records.
“The whole album is about the chase for different highs and natural chemicals: oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, adrenaline…” starts Philip Strand.
“What if dopamine had to be clinically provided because we’ve burned through our receptors?”
“Making this album futuristic and dystopian came very naturally when we started discussing the current state of the world. We’re all on overdrive. We’re upping the stakes all the time, and everybody has a higher tolerance now for stress in a way that nobody saw coming,” he explains.
“Back in the old days you were sowing potatoes and that was your one goal for the day – we were hunter-gatherers and we were just there to provide for our families. Today, we have so many things going on. We’re taught to chase our dreams, but chasing something in the future means you might miss the moment.”
3. Flowers In The Grave
8. Hourglass (feat. Dani Winter-Bates of Bury Tomorrow)
10. All In My Head
Muriel – Self-titled
Muriel will release their self-titled record on October 13 through Venn Records.
01 Blue Village
02 Seaside Painter
03 Lavender By The Frames
05 Someone’s Coming In
06 Passing Fields
07 I Hope It Won’t Hurt Me
08 Body Of Light
09 Walking Just To Walk
Sleep Outside – Lakes in Which to Drown in
Sleep Outside will release new EP Lakes in Which to Drown in on November 1 through Best Life Records.
- I’d Give You The World if it Meant it Might Swallow Me Whole
- Mathrock Millionaire
- Lakes In Which To Drown In
All Get Out – Self-titled
All Get Out will release their self-titled album on November 3 through Equal Vision Records.
Vocalist Nathan Hussey said: “our previous album, ‘Kodak’, was the pivot, and this self-titled record is the execution.
“My hope for this record is to reach a new audience. And that’s harder than making a new record. Because I want to reach the people who don’t know our band, but who would probably like this if they ever heard it. I didn’t really walk into this record with a theme, and I didn’t really walk out of it with one, either. It’s just me writing. I had nothing to prove, and nothing to overcome. I just had to write, and that’s what I did.”
Out of Pocket
Sounds The Same
n0trixx – Rejected
n0trixx will release new EP Rejected on November 17.
On March 8th 2022, International Women’s Day, n0trixx was arrested in Moscow for a peaceful demonstration against the war on Ukraine. She was armed with a single sheet of A4 paper that read “Peace, Friendship, 8th of March.”
Making the decision to leave her homeland and currently living in an undisclosed location in Europe, in order to release her music and continue speaking out against the Russian regime safely, n0trixx has had to protect her identity by striking her face from all photos and wearing her custom-made mask, which also allows her to express and explore her experience of living with dissociative identity disorder (DID).
“I’ve always been a fighter for justice,” she said, speaking to BLUNT Magazine last year. “What’s happening right now in Ukraine is making me so angry that I just cannot keep it inside anymore. When I was arrested after my so-called protest—which wasn’t even protesting, I was just trying to explain how the situation is right now—I couldn’t believe that people were getting arrested so easily.”
“The last time I protested was in 2018. Things were not that bad because you could just get lost within the crowd. Right now, how it happens, you take it to the streets, you go into the centre, there is no one there. Literally no one there. There are no protests, even though there are already 15,000 people arrested after protesting. How does that happen?”
Plain White T’s – Self-titled
Plain White T’s will release their new self-titled album on November 17 through Fearless Records.
“We were trying to hark back to sounds we’ve used in the past with a freshness,” frontman Tom Higgenson says. “This one came from a really authentic place of understanding who we are and what we do. I’m more excited than I’ve been in a long time. As musicians, we’re always trying to outdo ourselves or go somewhere we haven’t gone before. Somehow, we figured out how to go to a fresh spot and still sound like Plain White T’s.”
Would You Even
You Plus Me
A Little Less Alone
Someone’s Out There Waiting
Girl From Pasadena
Love Keeps Growing
Feeling (More Like) Myself
Dead Nice – Obscene
Dead Nice will release debut EP Obscene on October 13.
Future Static – Liminality
Future Static will release debut album Liminality on November 24 through Wild Thing Records.
01. Chemical Lobotomy
03. Roach Queen
05. …And The Walls That Were Built
07. Iliad [Featuring Luke Taylor of Heartline]
08. Will I?
09. The Hourglass
10. Halfway Across The World
11. Plated Gold [Featuring Sean Harmanis of Make Them Suffer]
12. The Embers
Youth Fountain – Together in Lonesome
Youth Fountain will release new record Together in Lonesome on November 3 through Pure Noise Records.
“This record lyrically touches on the feelings of essentially losing everything that ever mattered to me and going through the motions, twists and turns of what life has thrown at me over the past decade of my life,” Zanon shares. “Mostly overcoming the loss of a significant other and overwhelming emotions of never feeling like I could be enough for anyone or anything I pursue. With this record being the project’s third release I knew I wanted to try and do something super special as a follow up to the sophomore album. I would say this record is a pretty dark love story album and I hope it means a lot to all the fans of Youth Fountain.”
1. What Tomorrow Brings
3. Fallen Short
4. Identical Days
5. Twin Flame
6. Roses In My Backpack
8. A Few Notes For Orpheus
11. Breakneck Pace
12. Together In Lonesome
Unprocessed – …and Everything In Between
Unprocessed will release new album …and Everything In Between on December 1.
On … and everything in between, the band are: “Taking all influences and combining them into an ultimate evolution of everything Unprocessed has ever been, while still adding a new flavour and style to the mix. Epic riffs with intricate licks and mind-bending rhythms, brutal breakdowns, epic guitar solos and big and catchy choruses.
“…and everything in between can quite literally be described as everything in between the extremes of life. Dealing with anger, sorrow, nostalgia, love and fear the album reflects on the different shades of a personality that everyone is made out of (e.g. there is evil in everyone).”
I Hell (4:48)
II Lore (3:50)
III Thrash (3:36)
VI Blackbone (4:32)
V Die on the Cross of the Martyr (featuring Tim Henson and Scott LePage of Polyphia) (4:30)
VI Glass (3:46)
VII Abysm (5:39)
VII I Wish I Wasn’t (3:05)
IX Purgatory (4:51)
Mugshot – Cold Will
Mugshot will release new EP Cold Will on November 3 through Pure Noise Records.
Commenting on the EP, the band says: “‘Cold Will’ is crafted by the pains of life: Abuse, depression, manipulation, trauma, and other existential themes that present themselves as the rudder that directionally steers this record’s “ship.” Lyrical themes are met by and married with the crushing weight of dissonant riffs and frenetic drum patterns that further push the listener into this mental space of this record’s daunting thoughts and overall aggression. The hardcore inspired metal record consists of a frenzy of chaotically heavy riffs, abrupt tempo changes, and pure unbridled anger that all coalesce into one definitive statement. This record serves as the callout to any abusive person that has manipulatively used their power or title to take advantage of another. And to the people who we’ve lost because of these types of actions – this record is dedicated to them. When one’s voice is lost due to the distortions of life – our responsibility should be to amplify their voice and bring awareness to it.“