Tuesday 21 September 2021

Lossline are releasing a new 5 track EP titled One Of Us Was Building An Empire

Lossline, a Manchester based song writing duo are following on from the success of their previous album Fading Affect Bias with a louder, more energised approach to writing and recording.

Their forthcoming EP sees Lossline begin with the delightful and mellow track 'A Telephone Call' before transitioning to  'Case History', which has more of a dreamier feel to it in places despite the sombre lyrics.

'This Room Smells Of Smoke' has a haunting feel to it with its stripped back vocals and gentle melodies but the track shifts into a more energetic mood towards its conclusion.

'I Worry About My Health And Caffeine Intake' sees Lossline go all out with upbeat instrumentals and sublime vocal harmonies, this is without a doubt my favourite track from the EP and it's easy to see why this was the first single released from 'One Of Us Was Building An Empire'.

It Takes A Village concludes the EP with the gentle tones of the piano and calming vocals.

The 5 track EP showcases both sides of their sound, from quiet reflective piano driven songs that highlight their folk influences to loud, distorted guitar anthems. 

Although the sonic landscape changes track to track the emotion carried through their well crafted lyrics remains the same. 

Lossline cover deep personal topics and topics felt collectively by wider society with confidence and this is evident in their carefully crafted lyrics.

Track list

1. A Telephone Call
2. Case History
3. This Room Smells Of Smoke
4. I Worry About My Health And Caffeine Intake
5. It Takes A Village

One Of Us Was Building An Empire will be released on the first of October on all major streaming services.

Post By - Boulent Mustafa

Monday 20 September 2021

From “Slutterhouse” frontman to explosive rock artist, fashion model and professor

Photo Credit: Waleed Nehme

After the discreet release of four singles in 2020 (Crazy Train, Without a Doubt, Young Love, and World Gone Mad), Grave Jones heralds the release of his first album Heartrage Hotel (Jan 2022) with its explosive lead single Smithereens.

A man of the world, Jones pulls inspiration from his time in academia as a philosopher and writer, in entertainment as a rock star and model, and in adventures that have taken him from his native Lebanon through Paris, Stockholm, Milan and beyond. Between the glamour of turning scuffles with The Libertines into backstage jams, and rubbing shoulder with the likes of Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, and Milla Jovovich, and the introspective stretches that see Jones weave his rich and deep experiences into art, Grave Jones captures music quite unlike anything else.

Like its namesake, Smithereens is loud and unapologetic. Heavily distorted guitars pave the way for Grave’s gravelled, textured voice that cries with the raw honesty of a singer reminiscing on anger pointed inward and out.

Combining the heavy guitar riffs that scored Jones’ youth with catchy melodies and contemporary-inspired electronic production, Smithereens captures a sound that transcends any setting or period.

Grave Jones and the Heartrage Hotel album mark Salloum’s long-awaited return to the scene following the rousing success of his previous musical project Slutterhouse that saw him share the stage with the likes of the Klaxons, Sleigh Bells, and Super Furry Animals and working with legendary producers Eric Chedeville (Daft Punk, Sebastien Tellier, Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Dimitri Tikovoi (Placebo, Nick Cave, Kill the Young).

After the band’s success playing festivals across the world like Liverpool Sound City, Dubai Sound City, Stockholm Fashion week, and landing sync details across MTV 2 and EA Sports 2, the band split as Salloum left the music world ahead of his triumphant return almost a decade on.

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Post By - Boulent Mustafa

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