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Enter Shikari and Jason Butler (Fever 333) Debut New Single “Losing My Grip”

Enter Shikari and Fever 333 lead singer Jason Butler are today sharing their new collaborative single “Losing My Grip.”

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Enter Shikari in 2024, photo by Paul Harries

Enter Shikari and Fever 333 lead singer Jason Butler are today sharing their new collaborative single “Losing My Grip.” “Losing My Grip” marks the first new music from Enter Shikari in 2024, following the band’s biggest year to date, which included the release of their first ever UK #1 album A Kiss for the Whole World and the announcement of a huge world tour. They closed their 2023 with live runs through Europe and Australia and will begin their biggest-ever UK headline tour later this month.

Linking up with long-time friend and upcoming tour mate Jason Butler (Fever 333) for “Losing My Grip” is a characteristically inquisitive and probing single that beats its chest and locks eyes with a world spinning out of control. It again showcases the collaborative talents of a band that, in the last year alone, has worked on singles with AViVA, Cody Frost, WARGASM and You Me At Six.

Talking about their new single, lead singer and producer Rou Reynolds says:

“We’ve known [Fever 333 lead singer] Jason for years now and have toured much of the world together. I think we always thought that it’d be great to collaborate on something when the right opportunity surfaced. This track certainly felt right. It required a thoughtful intensity, which Jason provides effortlessly in whatever he sets his mind to.

We can’t wait to take Fever 333 out on our UK and Europe tour, it’s been too long since we shared a stage together. Losing My Grip oscillates between two of our favourite and foundational genre influences; Drum and Bass and hardcore punk.

Lyrically, it’s about the immense power that our species now wields, and the pressure and weight that that adds to our lives. We’re the only species capable of destroying itself (and all others) completely and, increasingly, it appears as though we’re only too willing. Losing My Grip is about the fight to stay sane whilst living in a deeply and dangerously flawed system.”

Fever 333 lead singer Jason Butler adds:

“I’ve always been a fan of Enter Shikari. Yes, them as a band, but moreover, them as people. Yes, what they do, but even more so how they do it. They are an entity in their own lane and I’m honoured to have had an opportunity to swerve in it for a second and very excited to be rockin’ with them on this upcoming tour. WE ARE GODS.”

UK February 2024 (support from Fever 333 and Noah Finnce):

09 Feb – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
10 Feb – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK – FINAL TICKETS
12 Feb – O2 Academy, Edinburgh, UK – FINAL TICKETS
14 Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
15 Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
16 Feb – International Arena, Cardiff, UK
17 Feb – OVO Arena Wembley, London, UK

Europe February 2024 (support from Fever 333 and Blackout Problems):

19 Feb – AB, Brussels, BE – SOLD OUT
21 Feb – Le Trianon, Paris, FR
23 Feb – AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
24 Feb – Palladium, Cologne, DE – SOLD OUT
25 Feb – Sporthalle, Hamburg, DE
27 Feb – Columbia Halle, Berlin, DE
28 Feb – Zenith, Munich, DE

Ireland & UK March 2024

21 Mar – The Academy, Dublin, IE
22 Mar – The Academy, Dublin, IE – SOLD OUT
23 Mar – Limelight, Belfast, NI – SOLD OUT

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Lovin’ Life Music Fest Drops First Year Lineup

Lovin’ Life Music Fest dropped their official lineup this week, and it is exceptional. The festival’s will occur on May 3-5th, 2024, in North Carolina.

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Lovin’ Life Music Fest 2024

Lovin’ Life Music Fest dropped their official lineup this week, and it is exceptional. The festival’s first-ever installment will occur on May 3-5th, 2024, in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The star-studded lineup includes headline sets from Post Malone, Noah Kahan, and Stevie Nicks. From headliners alone, we can tell this festival has something for everyone.

The festival will showcase many popular acts spanning various genres and generations. Supporting acts include Maggie Rogers, Dominic Fike, The Fray, The Chainsmokers, Quinn XCII, Mt. Joy, Young the Giant, and NC’s DaBaby and The Avett Brothers. There will also be a local stage to highlight Charlotte’s own artists throughout the weekend. This is one of the most stacked lineups we’ve seen for the 2024 festival season.

Tickets to Lovin’ Life are on sale now! Grab them while you can; this is sure to be an epic weekend!

Lovin’ Life Music Fest 2024 poster

Lovin’ Life Music Fest 2024 poster

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L.A. Edwards Tease ‘Pie Town’ Album with “Good Luck” Single

L.A. Edwards returns with their new single “Good Luck” and word of a new album ahead of their tour with Lucinda Williams next week.

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L.A. Edwards, photo by Jay Fisher
L.A. Edwards, photo by Jay Fisher

Luke Edwards and his band of brothers, L.A. Edwards, return with their new single, “Good Luck,” ahead of a European tour with Lucinda Williams next week. The Californian family band has also just finished recording their fourth record, titled Pie Town, to be released on July 5th, 2024. The new single “Good Luck” reflects on recent difficult times with family.

Luke Edwards states:

Pie Town is the next step down the Heartland trail for us – it’s a collection of songs about my experiences over the past few years addressing the reticence to “grow up” and all the bulls**t that comes with that loss of innocence. Recorded here in Seattle, it reflects our most expansive and explorative instrumentation. I’m excited for this album, stay young my friends.”

Luke Edwards says of the new single:

“This song is a go-fuck yourself song about someone you still care about. There’s so few lyrics in it, I was hoping to let the melody do the talking and to allow space for interpretation for the listener. But for me, it’s about when you say, “Good Luck with that” as you wave goodbye and close the door.”

The new album will be released on July 5th, 2024, worldwide by Bitchin’ Music Group via The Orchard and Mars Label Group in Europe.

Catch L.A. Edwards play their new single with Lucinda Williams on the below UK & European dates, tickets for which are available at https://www.laedwards.net/.

L.A. Edwards “Good Luck” single artwork

L.A. Edwards “Good Luck” single artwork

Tour Dates:

Thu 29 Feb – London, UK
Fri 01 Mar – Birmingham, UK
Sat 02 Mar – Holmfirth, W Yorkshire, UK
Mon 04 Mar – Amsterdam, NL
Tue 05 Mar – Hamburg, DE
Wed 06 Mar – Berlin, DE
Fri 08 Mar – Köln, DE
Sat 09 Mar – Paris, FR
Mon 11 Mar – Munich, DE
Tue 12 Mar – Vienna, AT
Thurs 14 Mar – Bern, SW
Friday 15 Mar – Chiari, Italy

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Plutocracy Planet Announces Debut LP for Summer 2024

Born of the pandemic shutdown, Plutocracy Planet is an experimental sociopolitical super-collective led by Scott Morrow.

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Scott Morrow aka Plutocracy Planet
Scott Morrow aka Plutocracy Planet

Born of the pandemic shutdown and mobilized by the world’s societal ills, Plutocracy Planet is an experimental sociopolitical super-collective led by former Alarm Magazine editor and musical vagrant Scott Morrow.

Fusing post-hardcore sensibilities with electronics, polyrhythms, atypical time signatures, and a far-reaching instrumental palette including strings, saxophone, piano, harp, marimba, acoustic guitar, and more. The ambitious collaborative project utilizes the talents of more than two dozen venerable vocalists and instrumentalists across hardcore, hip-hop, emo, avant-garde composition, pop, and more.

Greed, inequality, and the endless influence of money in politics serve as the project’s thematic focal points. But between a broad-minded approach and a coalition of lyrical voices, the collective’s forthcoming debut LP also touches on the cult of personality, fear-mongering media, police brutality, toxic masculinity, religious zealotry, factory farming, the billionaire space race, and the singularity.

Lead single “This Very Severity,” whose music video premiered at BrooklynVegan and is out now on DSPs, features emo legend Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film) playing a slowly unravelling news anchor, relaying stories of our current fractured reality and an increasingly dystopian future.

Nanna says:

“I was overjoyed to be asked to contribute to the record as I usually don’t dabble in this genre or subject matter too much, and now I think I should way more often. Being able to collaborate on cool, important projects is something that brings me great joy, so being a part of this record was a tremendous pleasure. Please disregard my lack of dress pants in the video.”

Joining Nanna on “This Very Severity” are a pair of instrumental phenoms, guitarist Jason Schimmel (Red Fiction, Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3) and bassist Jonathan Hischke (The Sound of Animals Fighting, Le Butcherettes, Hella, Anywhere).

Morrow says:

“It’s unbelievable to me that I get to work with the people on this album. I’ve been a fan—in many cases a super fan—of many of them for 20 to 25 years. It’s a mind-blowing honor that they said yes, and I still don’t really know how the hell I convinced them .”

Plutocracy Planet ‘Plutocracy Planet’ album artwork

Plutocracy Planet ‘Plutocracy Planet’ album artwork

Plutocracy Planet Track Listing:

1. Prologue
2. This Very Severity (f. Bob Nanna)
3. But You Said (f. onelinedrawing)
4. A Simple Refrain (f. Matt Pryor & Swamburger)
5. Commence Mutation (f. Carson Pace)
6. Slaughterhouse Soliloquy (f. Swamburger & Drumcorps)
7. War? (f. Rody Walker)
8. True Crime (f. Angela Mullenhour)
9. Hours and Hours (Work Harder, Not Smarter) (f. Mark Rose)
10. Dance of the Downtrodden (f. Carla Kihlstedt, Nils Frykdahl & Jørgen Munkeby)
11. Remain Silent (f. Emily Jane White, Blueprint & Bruce Lamont)
12. Epilogue

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