Former Flyleaf vocalist Lacey Sturm will release her debut solo album in early 2016! It's been 4 years since she announced her departure from Flyleaf - so I know a few people will be stoked to hear this is finally happening.
The first single from Life Screams, "Impossible," is will be out on iTunes & Spotify on Friday, but you can have a sneaky pre-listen right here.
"I was listening to the radio one day and I said to myself, 'If I hear one more song telling people to kill themselves and go to hell, I'm going to have to put a record out!' I just think it would be a good thing to have a voice in the mix of all the hopelessness that actually gives you a light at the end of the tunnel; a voice that's still honest about the pain and struggle, but can also scream, 'Hey, wake up and be alive because there's hope!'"
"Feel That Vibe" is the first single to be lifted from Guvna B's new Secret World album (out Nov. 20), and it's a refreshing new spin on the spirited brand of urban contemporary gospel that the Londoner has become renown for.
"This is the best music that I've released, and 'Feel That Vibe' felt like the right single to kick things off because that's exactly what I want people to do: feel the vibes."
Watch the vibrant video exclusively below, and pre-order Secret World on iTunes now.
Mutemath haven't released a full length in four years, but their long-awaited fourth album, Vitals, is out next week - and I like what I've heard so far!!
They've announced huge tours across Europe and the USA, and here's hoping Australasia gets on the lineup soon. In the meantime, here's a preview of one of the new songs, "Used To".
UK indie-worship band Rivers & Robots have been working on their next album The Eternal Son the last little while.
They've written all the songs, and have demos ready - Now they're about to record the real thing, and would love to get your help to make this their best album yet.
Check out their kickstarter page and support them with £10 (about 20 NZD) to get a download of the new album in early 2016.
Crowder released a surprise EP, titled Neon Porch Extravaganza, surprising listeners with a live album recorded in his hometown.
Complete with his famed touring sidekick, Kenny Rodgers The Arctic Fox as the cover art, Neon Porch Extravaganza features six newly recorded live songs and a video element from his latest Neon Steeple.
"We recorded an evening on the front porch at my home church in Atlanta, and it was freaking stupid good," shares Crowder. "I became convinced that it would be a disservice if it were not documented properly. If you are reading this, I know you have most likely been in some public space joining my friends and I on the front porch singing like crazy and this is for us, you and I. It was a ridiculous night. We had a party before we started singing on the porch. There was a mechanical bull. There was a petting zoo. There was inflatable jousting. There were food trucks with stupid good food stuffs. There was a dance floor. There was a dance party in my tour bus. And then we went inside to sing to God. It was perfect. I hope you enjoy. Enjoy the auditory experience."
for KING & COUNTRY performed a cover of Taylor Swift's "Out of the Woods" from her album 1989, during an exclusive performance session with Rdio.
Just a day after the cover was posted, Taylor Swift tweeted to her 65.4 million followers - the tweet instantly racked up thousands of favorites and retweets.
This is one of my favorite covers I've heard of Out of the Woods-- amazing job @4kingandcountry
This might be my favourite Avalanche City song to date (yes... even more than "Love, Love, Love"...) and I love this video too.
"Keep Finding A Way" is from We Are For The Wild Places which is available now.
BONIUS: Avalanche City has been announced as the Wellington support act for Robbie Williams' 'Let me Entertain You' show tomorrow night. How sweet is that?!
Kutless recently announced that their new studio album, Surrender, will be releasing November 13. It's out now for pre-order, which includes the debut single "Bring It On" as an instant download. Bonus: pre-order Surrender, and receive one instant download each week leading up to the release.
"This song really looks at the current climate of the world - there is so much darkness going on and horrible things happening all the time, and it's just brutal and very discouraging. So the song is really a cry to God saying, 'Come back soon - bring it on, bring your kingdom because we know that's going to be awesome. Heal this land. Bring healing to your people.' We're looking forward to that day when God makes everything right."
"I wanted to make a record that sounded like doors being kicked down and bombs going off."
That's Bryce Avary's take on hiding away for a solid 12-months to work on his sixth studio album.