The Release of ‘Red Lights’ by Milestones

Manchester native group Milestones released Red Lights today via. Fearless Records. Red Lights is the first full length album released by the group.

The singles released prior to the album are “Paranoid” and “BitterSweetHeart.”

Here is the track list:

  1. BitterSweetHeart
  2. Once Upon A Time
  3. Paranoid
  4. Against the World
  5. Eighteen
  6. Liar
  7. Hold on
  8. End Game
  9. This Is My Life
  10. Cointing Cars
  11. Forever or Never

Milestones announced a tour in the UK along side the album release. Accompanying Milestones on the 6 show tour is Better Days. The dates are as followed:

March 15 – Think Tank in Newcastle
March 16 – Cafe Totem in Sheffield
March 17 – Asylum in Birmingham
March 21 – Sound Basement in Liverpool
March 22 – Forum in Tunbridge Wells
March 23 – Anvil in Bournemouth

For tickets and to learn more about the tour, click here.

Milestones is an up and coming band and has toured with Mayday Parade, Simple Plan, Hawthorne Heights, and more. I would compare Milestones sound to All Time Low, Every Avenue, and Mayday Parade.

Jake Bundrick, drummer of Mayday Parade, helped co-write a few songs to the album and praised the group for the album in an Instagram post. I’d like to praise Milestones as well for Red Lights. The album gives me a 2000s vibe which is enjoyable. I hope that Milestones tours in the United States in the near future. Let me know what you think of Milestones by tweeting me @ovictoriamedia.

In other news, Arcade Fire will be performing on Saturday Night Live, Moose Blood updated fans about the process of allegations on Facebook. Taking Back Sunday is going on a co-headline tour for summer 2018 (tickets and tour information can be found here.) Patty Walters of As It Is and Awsten Knight of Waterparks will be on the cover of Rock Sound (view the cover here,) Trash Boat tweeted a photo stating the group began recording their second album, Underoath debuted “On My Teeth,” PVRIS posted a stripped down version of “Heaven” to YouTube, Can’t Swim released “In Between,” and 5 Seconds of Summer released a new single, “Want You Back.”

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

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New Music & Music Videos

There have been new music and music videos released by a variety of bands including Moose Blood, Grayscale, Senses Fail, and more. Learn more about new music release for this week.

Moose Blood released a new single “Have I Told You Enough.” The latest single will be on the group’s upcoming album I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore. Along with the new song, the song released with a music video directed by Lewis Cater. The music video is a bit obscure and futuristic but entertaining.

The Ready Set released a new song “Life In Pink.” Along with the new song, The Ready Set will release V1 on March 16.

Wage War released a music video for the song “Johnny Cash.” The song is stripped down with simplistic lighting and intimate feel. The original song is off of Wage War’s latest album Deadweight.

Grayscale released a music video for their song “Forever Yours.” The video is directed by Jordan Mizrahi.

Hot Mulligan released another single “The Soundtrack To Missing A Slam Dunk” which can be heard on No Sleep Records’ Soundcloud.

Blessthefall released a new song “Wishful Sinking” which will be off of the upcoming album Hard Feelings. The album is set to release March 23, 2018 via. Rise Records.

Senses Fail debuted If There is Light, It Will Find You February 16, 2018 via. Pure Noise Records. The album features singles “Double Cross,” “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket…” and “New Jersey Makes, The World Takes.”

Car Seat Headrest released a re-recording of Twin Fantasy which releases today!

Lastly, Waterparks released a new music video this week.

Which song or music video is your favorite from this week?

In other news, the lineup for Reading & Leeds Festival got announced with Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Nothing But Thieves to name a few groups that are publicly performing at the festival. Hawthorne Heights, The Wonder Years, and Sum 41 announced headline tours across the United States (for ticket and tour information, click on the band names.)

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

Concert Review: COIN at Irving Plaza NYC

Hey everyone! If you follow my Twitter @ovictoriamedia you know that many voted for an ICYMI blog post. I figured I’d make a bonus blog for you all. Hope you all enjoy!

Irving Plaza in New York City holds over 1,000 people. COIN visited Irving Plaza on the “North American Tour 2018” on Friday February 9, 2018. Accompanying COIN on tour is The Aces. The NYC date was sold out.

I purchased a VIP ticket to the show which allowed me to watch the show from the back of the sound board on the second floor. On the second floor is a bar and an open area where you can see the show.

The bar on the second floor had specialty drinks made for the group. Here is a picture of the drink menu.

The opening act was The Aces. The girl group put on a 30-40 minute set. The crowd was loud with the opening act singing back lyrics and dancing. After waiting 20 minutes, COIN took the stage. Here is the setlist:

  1. Growing Pains
  2. Boyfriend
  3. I Don’t Wanna Dance
  4. Time Machine
  5. Are We Alone?
  6. Hannah
  7. Run
  8. Don’t Cry, 2020
  9. I Would
  10. Heart Eyes
  11. (Talk)
  12. Youuu
  13. Miranda Beach
  14. Malibu 1992
  15. Talk Too Much
  16. Fingers Crossed
  17. Feeling *ENCORE*

The show was awesome. I’ve never seen COIN perform live before, and the group performed as great as I thought they would. The group sounds as great live ans they do on an album. The audience were engaged in the music and vivacious with the group. I feel that COIN is an up and coming band and is gaining more traction with their latest album How Will You Know If You Never Try? COIN’s music has been playing on a variety of alternative music stations including Sirius XM’s Alt Nation.

After COIN’s set, I got the chance to meet Regan, a disc jockey on AltNation. After socializing with him, I went down the stairs and met with an employee of Irving Plaza. Since I purchased a VIP ticket, I received a poster courtesy of Irving Plaza. The poster is with COIN’s tour artwork giving information that the show is sold out.

Thanks for reading the bonus blog!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

ICYMI: February Edition

I made a Twitter poll prior to writing this post asking if you would like an “ICYMI” updates or a concert review, and the votes are in! Here are some top headlines from this week you may have missed!

  • The Revivalists stated a new tour across the United States will happen in April. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Turnstile announced a headline tour across the United States with Touché Amoré, Culture Abuse, and Razor Bumps. Tickets and tour information can be found here.
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars announced a HUGE headline tour across the United States with Walk The Moon, K. Flay, Misterwives, Joywave, Welshley Adams on Twitter.
  • Milestones released the lyric video for “BitterSweetHeart.”
  • The Wonder Years released “Sister Cities” and pre-orders for Sister Cities can be made here.
  • Paramore released the music video for “Rose-Colored Boy.”
  • COIN released a new single “Growing Pains,” and you can hear it here.
  • Neck Deep released limited Valentine’s Day merchandise where you can purchase here.
  • The Amity Affliction parted ways with drummer Ryan Burt. Read the statement here.
  • Moose Blood stated a new single will be released on February 12.

If you want to suggest future blog posts, follow me on my Twitter and Instagram @ovictoriamedia letting me know what you want to read!

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria

*Happy National Pizza Day!

Concert Review: Neck Deep at Playstation Theater

Neck Deep has embarked on “The Peace And The Panic Tour” and played at Playstation Theater in New York City on February 2, 2018. Accompanying Neck Deep on tour were Speak Low If You Speak Love, Creeper, and Seaway.

Prior to the show, I had purchased the meet and greet package and arrived to the venue at 3:15pm. The amount of people at the meet and greet were 200 people. The meet and greet package included a Neck Deep “soundcheck club” patch and The Peace and The Panic CD.

In addition to the patch and CD, I took a photo and sat through a small set. Neck Deep’s set of songs were small and not performed that night. Here is the set:

  1. Threat Level Midnight
  2. Losing Teeth
  3. Serpents

After each song, Neck Deep would take a variety of questions from fans. Neck Deep discussed the album art, the group’s name, games they’re into, and more. After the Q & A session, everyone lined up and took a picture with Neck Deep.

When I walked up to the group, I said hi and asked Dani what his favorite song was off The Peace And The Panic and he said his favorite was “In Bloom.” I took a photo with the guys and asked if anyone had guitar pick. Fil gave me his guitar pick. Here is my picture with Neck Deep.

The doors opened at 6pm and the concert started at 7pm. Each opener performed a 30 minute set. The first band to take the stage was Speak Low If You Speak Love. Speak Low If You Speak Love is a solo project created by bassist/ backup vocalist of State Champs, Ryan Scott Graham.

After Speak Low If You Speak Love, Creeper took the stage. Following Creeper, Seaway took the stage. I have not seen any of the opening bands in concert before, but I enjoyed Speak Low If You Speak Love and Seaway.

Neck Deep took the stage opening with “Happy Judgement Day” and the crowd went wild. Here is the setlist:

  1. Happy Judgement Day
  2. Lime St.
  3. Gold Steps
  4. Motion Sickness
  5. What Did You Expect?
  6. Kali Ma
  7. Rock Bottom
  8. Citizens Of Earth
  9. Don’t Wait
  10. Parachute
  11. In Bloom
  12. December
  13. Head to the Ground
  14. Wish You Were Here
  15. A Part Of Me
  16. Can’t Kick Up The Roots * ENCORE*
  17. Where Do We Go When We Go *ENCORE*

The cool thing about Neck Deep’s set is that the song “Don’t Wait” featured the vocalist of Seaway and “A Part Of Me” featured the female vocalist of Creeper. It was unique having the other bands involved in the set.

I’ve seen Neck Deep perform 3 times prior to the show, and this crowd was the rowdiest I’ve seen. I saw Neck Deep with State Champs, Knuckle Puck, and Like Pacific at Webster Hall, but the crowd didn’t compare to this one. Neck Deep is a band that is equally as great live and their are on an album. If you have yet to see Neck Deep or listen to the group’s music, I highly recommend doing both.

In other news, Too Close To Touch released a new song “Burn,” Weezer stated a new album will be in the works, and The Wonder Years is teasing new music.

Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!

-ovictoria