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It looks a little bit like an aerobic instruction video, but Family Force 5's vid for new single Chainsaw is out, and it's great.

Directed by popular Youtuber Meekakitty, Chainsaw musically harks back to FF5's Business Up Front, Party In The Back days. It also features drinking tea and going mad with a chainsaw in a forest.

Check it out below!


We haven't played them on Life FM for a while, but we're sending thoughts and prayers to Superchick after hearing of the passing of their drummer, Chase Lovelace. Chase was diagnosed with a pretty rare form of cancer halfway through last year. Have a blast smashing drums in heaven, good sir.


Mike Mains & the Branches have a) fully funded their pledgemusic campaign to release a new album, b) released a new music video for 'Noises', c) started a tour with Relient KHellogoodbye, and William Beckett, or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Hit the jump to see which option is right.

Friday, 03 May 2013 18:29

Abandon Kansas new EP in June


Abandon Kansas are set to release a fully self-funded (no Kickstarter even!) EP called A Midwest Story on June 1. Hit the jump to check out a brand new song, and to see a pretty raw video of the band spilling their heart for the new project and where they're at.

Friday, 03 May 2013 11:28

Brian "Head" Welch Reunites with Korn


We saw him share his testimony and the reasons he left Korn at Parachute Festival in 2011, and now Brian "Head" Welch is back with Korn to record a full studio album.

Speaking about his reconciliation with the band, Welch said:

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:48

Lights' New Album Is Out

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Siberia Acoustic, a complete re-working of Lights' current album Siberia, is out today. Featuring a guest appearance by Owl City, you can get it on iTunes here.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:18

New Music from House of Heroes

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House of Heroes new B-Sides album The Knock-Down Drag-Outs is out tomorrow and they've teased us by posting soft-rock tune Hide on Youtube.

Check it out below:

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The Ruckus are crowdfunding for their newest single, In Crowd.

**Update** Rapture Ruckus has announced that if the $15,000 target is met, Solomon Olds (lead singer for Family Force 5) has agreed to get on the track and video for the first ever FF5 & Rapture Ruckus collaboration! Woop!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:00

Music Video: Lydia Cole - Love & Loss & Love


The new video for Love & Loss & Love from Lydia Cole's 2012 album Me & Moon has been released.

Directed by Dan Fowler, it's a wistful and dreamy accompaniment to the song.


Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:28

New Music from Relient K


Relient K have posted a lyric video for new tune Don't Blink on their Youtube. Check it out below:

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