There’s a new German band making it’s way to the top. The Tidal Sleep from Mannheim started playing in the summer of 2011 and already achieved a hell of a lot.
In their 8 months of existence they recorded a full lenght LP with 7 incredible sounding songs. All songs are streaming for free on Bandcamp here: http://thetidalsleep.bandcamp.com/.
For fans of: La Dispute, Touché Amoré, Midnight Souls and german bands like Together!
This EP was picked up by Avocado Bookings who put them on the german part of the tour Defeater and Code Orange Kids are playing in juli!
While you’re checking out German bands anyway, give a listen to Continents too. They’ll be on tour in june and there’s another tour coming up in august which will cover a big part of euro mainland.
I hope hearts are refillabel, because these guys sure spilled and spit out theirs on their first EP Prequel for an unforgiving wreckage : Barren Lands.
I Am A Curse is a 4 piece heartfelt melodic hardcore band from Le Mans, France. They toured with Birds In Row and their buddies Nous Danserons Sur Vos Ruines and played shows with Nine Eleven, Celeste and Oathbreaker.
You can find a nice review on the blog When Was the Last Time We Painted Over the Blood on the Walls.
All 5 songs from their EP are available at Soundcloud, but you can also download them at mediafire on this link.
The record is available in several webstores, if you’re lucky there are still some ‘Cursed Editions’ (/200) for sale. These have screenprinted covers and look very nice!
Synlagie records (D): http://www.synalgie-records.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=350
React With Protest (D): http://www.reactwithprotest.org/webstore/main.php?search=I%20AM%20A%20CURSE
I Corrupt rcds (D): http://icorruptrecords.wordpress.com/
Bis Aufs Messer (D): http://bisaufsmesser.com/store/index.php
Charon is a UK based band with a pretty unique sound in the modern hardcore scene. They got the techniques of metalcore and mix it with the feeling and emotion in modern melodic hardcore.
Gine them a listen on their Facebook page, 3 of the 5 songs from their EP ‘Migrating North’ are available in stream.
They’ll be on tour in Europe in may, no tour shedule online but keep an eye on their Facebook page and try to catch a show!
They got some pretty cool merch available in their bigcartel store and it’s pretty cheap!
The new Midnight Souls record, Going Through The Motions, was released on monday!
I didn’t have the time to properly listen to the album. I heard it on the background at work about 10 times by now and enjoy every song. Each time I hear the songs I discover some new part of the lyrics, or a new guitar part I didn’t notice before, a bassline,… I’m glad I didn’t take my time to really listen to the record the first time. Now, every time I ‘discover’ a new aspect of a song there’s this boost, ‘fuck yeah, this is a nice part’ or ‘damn, these lyrics touch me’.
Hearing everything the first time in a single listen would have been too much, plus once you heard it, the boost isn’t as big as the first time. The way I’m checking out the album now prolongs the liking of the album, and I’m sure to enjoy the album for a looooooooong time. Can’t wait to hear it live!
The songs on Going Through The Motions are more perfected, lyrics are more heartfelt. The album in it’s whole is just touching and straight-forward at the same time. If you like their previous songs, you’ll LOVE the new album!
Also try to see them at a show, they’re even more overwhelming live than on cd. Definitly impossible to be disappointed after seeing them perform live.
The releaseshow for the new album is in 2 weeks. The line-up is quite perfect with The Carrier, Together, Lasting Traces, Daggers, The Homeless and of course Midnight Souls. Facebook event online here!
Xerxes is releasing a new record on march 13, just in time for their Euro tour with Midnight Souls!
Last month they already released a first track on soundcloud which you can find here.
Since I suck at review, just check out the next link where you can also find a video for a second song from their new record!
We had an amazing year 2011. Many Shows, many hangouts..we just met lovely people. That’s why we want to give you something back:
Download our EP Perspectives by clicking here.
If you still need a copy of this 7”, get it here.
Thanks for buying shirt, thanks for buying a record, thanks for watching us play..
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
PS: Feel free to share this link with everyone. Use it for your blogs and all that stuff.
xo. Empty Handed.
If you like other german bands like Together and Lasting Traces and you have some time, check out Empty Handed. Their EP “Perspectives” is now available for free as a download!
If you’d rather have it physical, it’s still available on CD (€3) and 7” (€5) and while you’re at their webstore, pick up a copy of The Homeless their EP!