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One Liners: Steve Aoki, AFI, Easy Life, more

By | Published on Wednesday 26 May 2021

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Steve Aoki and Yves V have released the video for their new track ‘Complicated’. Featuring vocals from Ryan Cavereo, it co-opts the chorus from Avril Lavigne’s 2002 track of the same name.

YouTube channel Two Minutes To Late Night has released a cover of Björk’s ‘Hyperballad’, featuring Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky on vocals, Deftones’ Sergio Vega on bass, In Flames’ Tanner Wayne and Chelsea Wolfe’s Ben Chisholm on guitar, and Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz on drums.

AFI are back with new song ‘Tied To A Tree’. “This is not only my favourite song on the record, but an exemplification of the evolution of the band”, says guitarist Jade Puget. Record? What record? Oh, their new album ‘Bodies’ is out on 2 Jul.

Easy Life have released new single ‘Ocean View’. The band’s debut album, ‘Life’s A Beach’, is out this Friday.

Black metal blues band Zeal & Ardor have released ‘Run, the first single from their forthcoming third album. Says band leader Manuel Gagneux: “‘Run’ is the first single we are releasing off of our self-titled album because, while there are definitely familiar elements present, it sets the tone for things to come. It is surely one of our most aggressive songs yet, but that is just a vanguard of what lies ahead. So run while you still can”.

Wye Oak have released new single ‘TNT’. The band’s Jenn Wasner says of the track: “‘TNT’ is about the changing of the seasons, and using the passing of time as a means of reflecting on your own growth. It’s about joyfully acknowledging all of the ways in which you’ve grown while trying to accept the parts of yourself that are still stuck in patterns of repetition”.

FEMM have released new single ‘Private Dancer’. “Confidence is sexy”, says the duo’s RiRi. “She is strong and fierce. She doesn’t take no as an answer. She loves every inch of herself being a woman. It’s cool to sing this character as FEMM. It’s a new vibe for us and we are loving it”.

The Holy Family have released new track ‘St Anthony’s Fire’. Their eponymous debut album is out on 2 Jul, with a launch party at the Servants Jazz Quarters in Dalston the same night.

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