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New Music Friday Chapter 7

Apr 10, 2020

By Bella Carles

Vistas have unveiled an incredible new video for new single “15 Years”, starring fans in isolation. Originally meant to be filmed at SXSW in Austin, a stark change of plans due to the ongoing pandemic led to a totally new idea from the band, seeing them enlist fans to mime along to the song whilst in isolation. 

Speaking about the video, frontman Prentice said: “‘The video for “15 Years” was born out of necessity. We had a lot of plans for the next few months including a trip to SXSW and filming a video for “15 years”, but as the world changed so did our plans. Our fans are the lifeblood of this band and with them being stuck indoors and us having to postpone our tours we wanted to bring them a little joy and fun to break the monotony of isolation life. So here’s “15 Years” and thank you to the fans for making it!”

Photo by: Nial Lee 

“15 Years” is the latest single to be taken from the trio’s highly anticipated debut album Everything Changes In The End, which will be released May 29th via Believe.

An upbeat indie classic in the making, turning up the tempo for their glimpse into a rock and roll future, “15 Years” is a single built on driving guitars and rolling drums, combining with powerhouse vocals to fuel Vistas’ unrivaled energy.

Everything Changes in the End is a record bursting with feel good indie tracks, and is long-awaited after three years of singles and EP’s, hundreds of live shows and festivals across the UK and beyond.

The album is packed full of teenage nostalgia encapsulating lost loves, new loves, long summers, and unbreakable friendships. Playing suitably huge melodies against a colossal instrumental backdrop, the series of tracks effortlessly showcase why 2020 is going to be theirs for the taking.

Everything Changes In The End Tracklist:

1. Intro

2. Everything Changes In The End

3. Teenage Blues

4. 15 Years

5. Sucker

6. Summer

7. Tigerblood

8. The Love You Give

9. Shout

10. You And Me

11. Sentimental

12. Retrospect

13. November

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Inspired by the sounds of his youth and as a graduate of music, Matthew Roberts cultivated his unique soundscape from personal experience. From a small council flat in the East End of London, Matthew’s young ears were first introduced to the docile aura of John Denver and his passion to learn grew as he absorbed John’s tones.

photo by: Kane Layland

Over the last few years, Matthew has become a recognized face within the fashion world as a signed model. However, fashion has always been a bystander to his zeal for music. Matthew’s lyrics speak of simpler times and his heartfelt devotion to those who have inspired and helped him to find his feet. His voice has been compared to the likes of Bowie and his latest single “Ideal Life” has been well received with acclamation from Fred Perry, Fuuucking Young magazine.

Photo by: @lvgrbb

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Right now might be the best time to dance your ass off at home with the Pale Lips.  The Canadian foursome are back with the second single off of their well-received sophomore release After Dark.  “The Kids” video is Directed by Pale Lips drummer Lynn Poulin and edited by Luc Binette.

Vinyl is available in the US on Spaghetty Town Records, in Europe on Alien Snatch Records and in Japan on CD on Waterslide Records. Available for download and CD on all major outlets.

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Fierce and fiery, a no-nonsense firestarter, Alison Mosshart is hardly a stranger to taking chances. Best known as one-half of acclaimed duo The Kills, when she’s not moonlighting as Baby Ruthless, the gnarly lead singer of blues-punk foursome The Dead Weather, Mosshart is a forever moving force. Over the years she’s collaborated with everyone from her Dead Weather bandmate Jack White to the Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream, Gang Of Four, Cage The Elephant, Foo Fighters, James Williamson and Mini Mansions. But her new and boldest move yet finds her embracing her solo bonafides.

Photo by: Alison Mosshart & David James Swanson

Today, she releases the first solo single of her already impressive career. “Rise” is a searing, slow-burner recorded for, and prominently featured in, today’s final episode of FacebookWatch drama Sacred Lies. The track is available now on Domino Records. Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones is produced by Blumhouse Television and Raelle Tucker (True Blood, The Returned, Jessica Jones), starring Juliette Lewis, Ryan Kwanten, Jordan Alexander, and Kristin Bauer van Straten. “Rise” is a throughline in the story, and is performed by Jordan Alexander (“Elsie”) in Episode One.

Mosshart is currently hunkered down at her Nashville home and has used this period of social isolation to teach herself video editing, pulling together some of her favorite footage from a recent visit to Los Angeles and editing it into a video for the song. 

For Mosshart, releasing music under her name is a new experience but an entirely thrilling one. It makes sense: Mosshart has been compiling a bank of unreleased music for more than a decade now. Back in 2013, Mosshart first wrote the initial sketch of “Rise,” which finds the singer intoning, “When the sky is falling/ and the sun is black/ when the sky is coming down on ya/baby don’t look back/we will rise.” Recalls Mosshart: “I didn’t ever forget it. I remember right where I was when I wrote it, sitting at my desk in London, missing someone badly.” When the Sacred Lies team then sought out her skills for a signature song, she knew “Rise” had the right kind of vibe. “Rise” was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Lawrence Rothman.

For a multi-disciplinary artist like Mosshart — whose paintings have been shown in galleries across the world, and who recently published her first book, CAR MA, a collection of her art, photography, and writing that doubles as a love letter to automobiles — working on a variety of projects, now including her own music, is exactly how she likes it. Currently, she is working with Jamie Hince on the next Kills record and dreams of the day in the hopefully not so distant future, (pandemic-willing) when they’ll be back on the road with exciting new music to share.

Photo by: David James Swanson

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