Starkult Newsletter: Online Newsletter KW14

April, 2017

Newsletter KW14

Liebe Musikfreunde,

folgend findet ihr wie gewohnt unseren wöchentlichen Rundbrief, natürlich mit der Bitte um Verbreitung.

Wir wünschen ein schönes Wochenende.

Dennis & die Starkult Crew

THE ACES - Neu auf Red Bull Records / "Physical" Song-Stream / Debut-EP im Juni
AT THE DRIVE IN - Neues Video "Hostage Stamps" / Album am 05. Mai
DIE HEART – Neues Video / Record Relase Party in Hamburg / Tour mit VITJA
THE DRUMS - "Blood Under My Belt" Video / Album im Juni / Show in Berlin
FALLING IN REVERSE  - “Coming Home“ Video / Neues Album heute auf Epitaph
OBEY THE BRAVE - "Mad Season": Neues Album am 02. Juni! / 1. Single online / Auf Tour im Juni!
OVERCOATS - Debüt-Album “Young“ am 21.04.17 (Arts & Crafts)
SPOIL ENGINE - Neues Musikvideo "Doomed To Die" / Album am 05.05. auf Arising Empire/Warner
TAMI NEILSON  - Album VÖ am 21.04. und erste Tourdaten
TOUCHÉ AMORÉ – Im Sommer in Deutschland


THE ACES - Neu auf Red Bull Records / "Physical" Song-Stream / Debut-EP im Juni

Die All-Girl Band THE ACES präsentiert mit „Physical“ ihre erste Single, die ab sofort in allen gängigen Download-Stores käuflich zu erwerben ist.

Soundcloud-Stream:  „Physical“  -

YouTube:  „Physical" -

Der Song wird zudem auf der am 23.06. erscheinenden Debüt-EP „I Don´t Like Being Honest“ auf Red Bull Records / Sony vertreten sein.

Das Pop-Rock Quartett aus Orem, Utah bekommt in den Staaten derzeit tolles Feedback und wurden bereits mehrfach als “Artist To Watch in 2017” benannt (NPRPaper MagIdolatorAll Things Go,  Euphoria. Magazine etc.)

Ein aktuelles Video-Interview ist im Billboard-Channel zu sehen.

Weitere Infos:

Mixed by Mike Crossey, „Physical“ will appear on the band’s debut EP, I Don’t Like Being Honest, which will be released globally on June 23rd via Red Bull Records. Fans can purchase ‘Physical’ everywhere now.

 The quartet are made up of sisters Cristal (on lead vocals/guitar), and drummer Alisa Ramirez, completed by guitarist Katie Henderson and bassist McKenna Petty. Thanks to their family, the American-Honduran siblings were exposed to music early on: at home their mum played Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston, meanwhile their older brother introduced them to The Misfits, The Casualties, and Hendrix. 

Alisa was banging the drums from eight years old, with Cristal writing original songs from age 10, forming a tight-knit unit with McKenna (who Cristal initially met in kindergarten) around the same time. “They asked me to get a bass for Christmas so I could become the third band member,” McKenna laughs. “So I did. And then I had to figure out how to play.” Their lineup solidified a year later when McKenna met Katie in junior high. The newly formed band would now blend McKenna and Katie’s alternative tastes (they grew up on The Cure, The Beatles and Depeche Mode) with those of Alisa and Cristal to truly find their sound. 

Late last year The Aces self-released their first single ‘Stuck’ which was called ‘windows down, road trip pop at its best,’ by Idolator while Nylon claimed it to have ‘all the markings of a stellar debut,’ and DIY Mag thought it had ‘every potential chart-smash pop ticked.’ Additionally, ‘Stuck’ landed them spots on ‘Artists To Watch in 2017’ lists for Paper MagIdolatorAll Things Go, and Euphoria. Magazine to name a few and peaked at number 10 in Hype Machine last week.

The band are currently in the studio working on their debut album. Stay tuned for more information about The Aces and I Don’t Like Being Honest.

‘Physical’ cover high res download:


AT THE DRIVE IN - Neues Video "Hostage Stamps" / Album am 05. Mai / Exklusive Show in München

AT THE DRIVE IN haben zu ihrer brandneuen “Hostage Stamps“ ein sehenswertes Video online gestellt:

Der Song stammt aus dem am 05.05. erscheinenden Album "in•ter a•li•a“ (Rise Rcords/BMG/ADA Warner), das erste Studioalbum nach 17 Jahren!

Bereits Ende des vergangenen Jahres überraschten uns AT THE DRIVE IN quasi aus dem Nichts mit einem neuen Song. "Governed By Contagions"  schlug hohe Wellen, darauf folgte die 2. Single  "Incurably Innocent“

Die Band aus El Paso, Texas wird im August für diverse Festivals nach Europa kommen, u.a. steht eine Headline Show in München an:

8/15-17/17 — St. Pölten, Austria — FM4 Frequency Festival 2017

8/16-19/17 — Kiewit, Belgium — Pukkelpop Festival 2017

8/18-20/17 — Biddinghuizen, Netherlands — Lowlands Festival 2017

8/23/17 — Munich, Germany — Zenith

8/25-27/17 — Weatherby, UK — Leeds Festival 2017

8/25-27/17 — Reading, UK — Reading Festival 2017

8/25-27/17 — Saint Cloud, France — Rock En Seine 2017

DIE HEART – Neues Video / Record Relase Party in Hamburg / Tour mit VITJA

Eine Woche vor dem gemeinsamen Tourstart mit Vitja & Breathe Atlantis legen DIE HEART nochmal mächtig einen vor!

Heute hauen die Jungs das erste Video zu dem Song "Beers & Ziggs" aus Ihrem kommenden Album STAY HEART (VÖ: 21.04. NoCut/SPV) raus.

Ein Hamburger Kiez-Abend vom allerfeinsten, mit Burlesque in Deutschlands einziger Burlesque-Kneipe, dem “Home Of Burlesque“, und typischer Hamburger Hafenstimmung, mit Akkordeon, guter Stimmung und allem, was das Herz begehrt.

“Beets & Ziggs“ Video

Und damit nicht genug, schmeißt die Band morgen am 08.04. eine Record Release-Party im In Exile- DER Hamburger Hardcore-Kneipe!

Weitere Infos:

DIE HEART + VITJA Live 2017:

14.04. Berlin – Privatclub

15.04 Hannover – Lux

16.04. Köln – MTC

20.04. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

21.04. Stuttgart – Club Zentral

22.04. München – Backstage Club

28.04. Hamburg – Logo

29.04. Dresden – KONK Club Dresden

30.04. Münster – Sputnik


THE DRUMS - "Blood Under My Belt" Video / Album im Juni / Show in Berlin


Neues Album "Abysmal Thoughts“ am 16.06.17

Early praise for “Abysmal Thoughts”:

“This is the Drums you know, and indeed, you’ll feel compelled to answer back that you love them too.” - Pitchfork

“‘Blood Under My Belt’ swings back to the band’s halcyon-sounding days, recalling the likes of the Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing via its rippling bounce and rotational hooks.” - Stereogum

“Indie pop gems” - SPIN

“First single ‘Blood Under My Belt’ is quintessential Drums, instantly catchy and a nice welcome back.” - Brooklyn Vegan

“The song serves as proof that Pierce can still write an incredibly danceable pop song, even if the subject matter is far from upbeat.” - Paste

The Drums recently announced their return with “Abysmal Thoughts,” their fourth album which will be released on June 16th via Anti-. Today the band shares the music video for the record’s first single “Blood Under My Belt,” a quintessential Drums song: a real heartbreaker disguised as a sunny track, showcasing frontman Jonny Pierce’s masterful pop sensibility. Watch the music video here: 

Jonny Pierce on the making of the music video:

“I hate making music videos. But, alas, sometimes you need to feed the beast, and I decided to make a music video that explores some visual fetishes of mine - mainly sportswear and a new exploration of colors that I've long-loved but hadn't been a part of the band’s aesthetic until now. I love this new era of The Drums because I'm allowed to express exactly what I want and take it all the way.”

Across a year and three months of home recording between Los Angeles and his cabin in upstate New York—with the same guitar, synthesizer, drum machine and reverb unit he’s played since the beginning of The Drums—Pierce put together “Abysmal Thoughts.” With help from engineer Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, Mannequin Pussy and more), the result is an unflinching autobiography with Pierce back in full control of the band. He’s back to not just writing all the songs by himself but playing every instrument, too, this time realizing exactly his own personal vision for the band. Not coincidentally, it’s some of the most revelatory work he’s ever done. It is a vivid self-portrait, alive with the hyperdramatic emotional potency of the Smiths, the arch literary pop moves of New Zealanders like the Verlaines and the Clean, and the riotous clatter-punk power of the UK DIY bands of 1979.

As the last album cycle for The Drums finished and his long-term relationship with his former partner dissolved, Pierce took some time away from music altogether in hopes to reconnect with himself and find future inspiration. Determined to make a change, he ended up leaving his longtime home in New York and found himself isolated in a large empty apartment in Los Angeles, all his plans for life and love suddenly in shambles. That hardship and confusion—and the clarity of personality and purpose it inspired—became “Abysmal Thoughts.”

With The Drums’ new record, band founder Jonny Pierce is making the exact album he’s always held in his heart. Of course, this is The Drums, so that heart is broken—but there’s beauty and even bliss in this kind of heartbreak. “I said I wanted to let life happen?” he says. “Well, the universe listened and life began to fuck me real good! But honestly, I make the worst art when I’m comfortable. The stuff that resonates with me the longest—and that resonates with others—is always the stuff that comes out of my misery.”

Now the highs are higher than ever, and the lows absolutely bottomless. The Drums are back, and while there’s a heavy sadness here, Pierce is stronger for fighting through it. “Happiness can be confusing to me,” says Pierce. “It shows up out of nowhere, and before you can even get used to it, it’s vanished. But “Abysmal Thoughts?” I can rely on them—and with the political chaos that is raining down, who knows when these dark feelings will subside?”

September 14th: Teatro Barcelo - Madrid, Spain

September 15th: Razmatazz - Barcelona, Spain

September 16th: Donostia Kutxa Kultur Festibala - San Sebastian, Spain

September 18th: Latteria Molloy - Brescia, Italy

September 19th: Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland

September 20th: La Gaite Lyrique - Paris, France

September 24th: Pumperhuset - Copenhagen, Denmark

September 25th: Parkteateret - Oslo, Norway

September 26th: Kraken - Stockholm, Sweden

September 28th: Lido - Berlin, Germany

September 29th: Orangerie - Brussels, Belgium

September 30th: Paradiso Noord - Amsterdam, Holland

October 2nd: Thekla - Bristol, UK

October 3rd: Whelans - Dublin, Ireland

October 4th: Gorilla - Manchester, UK

October 5th: Art School - Glasgow, UK

October 7th: o2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK


FALLING IN REVERSE  - “Coming Home“ Video / Neues Album heute auf Epitaph

Die US- Rock/Pop-Punk Band FALLING IN REVERSE kündigt für Freitag ihr viertes Studioalbum "Coming Home" auf Epitaph an!

Passend dazu steht das Video zum Titetrack online: “Coming Home“ Video

Ein Album-Stream ist hier zu finden:

Weitere Informationen gibt es unter -

(über 2,2 Millionen Follower) und im folgenden Text: 

Falling in Reverse have dropped the celestial video for "Coming Home,"  the title track from their upcoming fourth album, due out April 7, 2017 on Epitaph Records. Watch the video for "Coming Home" here.

"This video is an analogy of the dichotomies between my personal life and my public life — a lonely traveler content on fulfilling the dreams he set out on, but missing out on everything he has at home. A bittersweet duality," said frontman Ronnie Radke.

The band also released the tracks "Loser" and "Broken" ahead of the album's release.

Coming Home is the follow up to 2015's Just Like You and the album finds the band exploring its sound, all the while retaining the signature ethos and aesthetic that has won the love and loyalty of its incredibly invested fans and followers.

Outburn described Coming Home as "sonically gripping from start to finish and impressive every step of the way, with neither Radke nor the band losing their edge" in its 10 out of 10 review. Alternative Press raved in its four-star review that "the album maintains a brilliant balance between uplifting and confessional, playful and serious. It’s the most real, honest, and self-aware record FIR have released to date."

Coming Home Track Listing

1. "Coming Home"

2.  "Broken"

3.  "Loser"

4. "Fuck You and All Your Friends"

5.  "I Hate Everyone"

6.  "I'm Bad At Life"

7.  "Hanging On"

8.  "Superhero"

9.  "Straight to Hell"

10.  "I Don't Mind"

11.  "The Departure"

12.  "Right Now" (bonus)

13.  "Paparazzi" (bonus)



Heute erscheint das neue  THE FLATLINERS Album "Inviting Light“, erstmals auf Rise Records / BMG / ADA Warner! 

Der komplette Longplayer streamt u.a. hier:

Ende April wird die Band 3 Shows mit den MENZINGERS spielen und gerne für Interviews zur Verfügung stehen!

26.04.2017 - Köln - Underground

27.04.2017 - Berlin - Musik & Frieden

28.04.2017 - Münster - Uncle M Fest

OBEY THE BRAVE - "Mad Season": Neues Album am 02. Juni!

"On Our Own": 1. Single online

Auf Tour im Juni

22.06.2017 - Frankfurt, 11er

24.06.2017 - Roitzschjora, With Full Force

29.06.2017 - Saarbrücken, Garage

30.06.2017 - Stuttgart, Kellerklub

01.07.2017 - Münster, Vainstream Rockfest

02.07.2017 - Aschaffenburg, HC Summer Fest

03.07.2017 - Dornbirn (AT), Conrad Sohm

04.07.2017 - Regensburg, Airport

15.07.2017 - Goldenstedt, Afdreiht Un Buten


OBEY THE BRAVE - "Mad Season": Neues Album am 02. Juni! / 1. Single online / Auf Tour im Juni!

Die Kanadier OBEY THE BRAVE melden sich zurück und kündigen für den 02. Juni ihr neues Album "Mad Season" (Epitaph Records / Indigo) an! Passend dazu gibt es mit "On Our Own" die erste Single:

"Mad Season" Tracklist:

1. On thin Ice

2. Drama

3. On Our Own

4. Mad Season

5. 97 Again

6. Les Temps Sont Durs

7. Low Key

8. Feed The Fire

9. The Distance

10. Way It Goes

11. RIP

12. This Is It

Ende Juni wird die Band sich dann auf Tour begeben und das Album an folgenden Orten live präsentieren:

22.06.2017 - Frankfurt, 11er

24.06.2017 - Roitzschjora, With Full Force

29.06.2017 - Saarbrücken, Garage

30.06.2017 - Stuttgart, Kellerklub

01.07.2017 - Münster, Vainstream Rockfest

02.07.2017 - Aschaffenburg, HC Summer Fest

03.07.2017 - Dornbirn (AT), Conrad Sohm

04.07.2017 - Regensburg, Airport

15.07.2017 - Goldenstedt, Afdreiht Un Buten


OVERCOATS - Debüt-Album “Young“ am 21.04.17 (Arts & Crafts)

Neuer Track "Kai´s Song"

Die OVERCOATS aus New York sind Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell, das von Nicolas Vernhes (The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors) produzierte Debüt-Album “Young“ erscheint am 21.04.17  auf Arts & Crafts.

Mit “Kai´s Song“ präsentiert das Duo einen weiteren neuen Song:

Zwei weitere Elektro-Indie-Pop-Nummern vom neuen Album, sowie eine tolle Live-Session sind hier zu sehen:

“Leave The Light“ :

 “Hold Me Close“:

NPR-Tiny-Desk Sessions :

Weitere Infos:


On April 21, Arts & Crafts will release ‘YOUNG,’ the debut album from New York-based duo Overcoats.  Co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors) and Autre Ne Veut, ‘YOUNG’ is a story about growing up told through the lens of two women who are wise beyond their years.

Overcoats is comprised of former college roommates Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell, who co-wrote all twelve songs on ‘YOUNG.’ The two were drawn to each other when they first met as teenagers in 2011, finding connection in a love of diverse musical styles, and forging a closeness that verges on sisterhood. Both members of Overcoats describe the first time hearing each other sing as an epiphany: the harmony of their voices leading to personal, individual discovery.

‘YOUNG’ weaves a tapestry of crystalline vocals with soaring synths and rich bass lines. From the subdued introspection of “Kai’s Song” to the thumping two-step and club-ready brass of “Leave The Light On”, ‘YOUNG’ showcases a striking range for the duo. While their seamless vocal interplay and contemplative lyrics remain at the core of their sound, ‘YOUNG’ is also rich with experimentation and sonic surprises.

This spring, Overcoats will play select dates opening for Tennis before heading out on a headlining tour later this year. Full itinerary below.


1.    Father

2.    Smaller Than My Mother

3.    23

4.    Leave The Light On

5.    Hold Me Close

6.    The Fog

7.    Walk On

8.    Little Memory

9.    Siren

10.  Nighttime Hunger

11.  Kai's Song

12.  Mother


SPOIL ENGINE - Neues Musikvideo "Doomed To Die" / Album am 05.05. auf Arising Empire/Warner

Die Modern-Metal-Formation aus Belgien/Holland SPOIL ENGINE haben ihr Musikvideo zum brandneuen Song "Doomed To Die“ veröffentlicht:

Der Track stammt aus dem am 05.05. auf Arising Empire/Warner erscheinen Album “Stormsleeper“.

"Stormsleeper“ Video :

Album VVK Links:  Physisch: / Digital:

Die Band hat kürzlich bekannt gegeben PRONG auf ihrer Tour im Juli zu supporten.


13.07. DE Hamburg - Hafenklang

14.07. DE Münster - Sputnikhalle

15.07. DE Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air

26.07. DE München - Free & Easy Festival

27.07. DE Stuttgart - Keller Klub

28.07. DE Weinheim - Café Central


TOUCHÉ AMORÉ – Im Sommer in Deutschland vier exklusive Konzerte

Mit Veröffentlichung der letzten Platte haben sich Touché Amoré noch weiter vorne im stilsicheren Zirkel zwischen Indie und Hardcore positioniert: Hierzulande ging es für den Fünfer dank ihrer leidenschaftlichen Songs zwischen beständig aufflackernder Hoffnung und tragischer Schwermut bis auf Platz #34 der offiziellen Longplay-Charts.

"Stage Four" (Epitaph) präsentiert die Band tiefgründiger denn je und stellt in puncto Songwriting und Griffigkeit eine deutliche Weiterentwicklung dar, die sich auch im Live-Rahmen manifestiert.

Mit jeder Menge positiver Energie im Gepäck lässt die kalifornische Ausnahmeband nun im Sommer wieder die folgenden Bühnen leuchten:



Plus Special Guest: Swain

08.06.2017 Stuttgart Club Cann

13.06.2017 Darmstadt, Oetinger Villa

14.06.2017 Nürnberg, Z-Bau

16.06.2017 Dresden, Konk*

17.06.2017 Essen, Zeche Carl

*Supporting Against Me!

“Benediction“ Video -



Die angesagten Pop-Metalcore-Newcomer TO THE RATS AND WOLVES aus Essen sind ab sofort auf Headline-Tour durch Europa zusammen mit DESASTERKIDS, VENUES & 8KIDS.

SPRING BANGERS European Tour 2017:

07.04.17 Germany Dresden Konk Club  

08.04.17 Germany Köln Underground    

09.04.17 Germany Hamburg Logo         

11.04.17 Germany Hannover Faust       

12.04.17 Germany Dessau Beatclub     

13.04.17 Czech Republic Prague Rock Cafe      

15.04.17 Germany Saarbrücken Kleiner Club Garage      

16.04.17 Switzerland Aarau Kiff

17.04.17 Germany Lindau Club Vaudeville         

18.04.17 Austria Wien Das Bach           

19.04.17 Germany Nürnberg Z-Bau       

20.04.17 Germany München Backstage

21.04.17 Germany Karlsruhe Die Stadtmitte

Die Band hat kürzlich ihr offizielles Lyric-Video zu 'Love At First Bite' veröffentlicht:

Weitere Musikvideos:
'Starting All Over' hier an:

'Riot' hier an:

Die Songs stammen aus dem unlängst auf Arising Empire erschienenden Album »Dethroned«.

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