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  • Music charts

    30 May 2014, 15:51 by CasiniProjekt

    Hey, if you want, please check out my songs on reverbnation so I can chart a bit higher? I've got two new-ish songs uploaded there, Exile and Simulation as well as infernalis. Cheers.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/thecassiniprojekt
  • Ziggurat music video

    20 May 2014, 16:51 by CasiniProjekt

    Hey, please check out my new music video for Ziggurat, it has aliens, a car in space, shredding, psychedelic visuals and so forth, enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHgJvdbPaV4
  • The Kut added to Scuzz - in at No. 4 on this week's Most Wanted Rock Charts

    28 Jan 2014, 23:24 by criminalrecords

    The Kut have been added in at No. 4 in this week's Most Wanted Rock Charts on Scuzz. Tune in on Sky 367 to check it out.

    10. Bullet For My Valentine -- 'Raising Hell'
    9. Royal Blood -- 'Out of the Black'
    8. Verses -- 'Making Statues'
    7. Silverskyline -- 'Somewhere In Time'
    6. Falling in Reverse -- 'Bad Girls Club'
    5. You Me At Six -- 'Fresh Start Fever'
    4. The Kut -- 'No Trace'
    3. Issues -- 'Hooligans'
    2. Villains -- 'The Fall'
    1. Neck Deep - 'Growing Pains'
  • The Kut - No Trace - Full Song Preview (MTV Brand New Unsigned Poll Winners)

    8 Jan 2014, 21:15 by criminalrecords

    The Kut are releasing their latest single 'No Trace' this month. Having been picked up for BBC Introducing and Kerrang! Radio track is a must listen for this month.

    Check out the full track here:
    http://www.last.fm/music/The+Kut/_/No+Trace

    Give the track a heart stamp if you think more people should hear.

    The Kut - No Trace (Criminal Records)

    Inspired by bands like Deftones, L7, Hole, Incubus, Placebo, Nirvana, My Chemical Romance, Faith No More and others, The Kut are a London rock trio with a great live show. Having been voted into in the winning spots for MTV UK Brand New Unsigned Poll at the end of November, their forthcoming single ‘NO TRACE’ was produced by James LeRock Loughrey - Skindred / White Zombie / My Vitriol / Manic Street Preachers / Page & Plant / Bjork and Def Leppard. The Kut -‘No Trace’ is is dark and emotive track taken from the forthcoming ‘Makeup’ EP. Having had the privilege of playing London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics after being selected by the Teenage Rampage Foundation, other noteworthy shows include performances at various UK festivals and a sold out UK tour - ‘The Love Hate Vampire Shotgun System Circus Tour’. The band also performed DJ sets for Kerrang! Klub, London and a string of 14 dates on the Club Criminal tour. The band’s last video ‘Closure’ was playlisted on Sub TV, Tuune, NME TV Radar and the Bongo Boy Rock n Roll show on 6 USA cable channels, Comcast Cable, CableVision, Time Warren Cable, RCN, and FiOS.

    http://thekut.co.uk | @thekutgirlsrock | http://www.reverbnation.com/thekut | http://facebook.com/thekutgirlsrock
  • Il nuovo video de iValium - " 15 anni"

    16 Dec 2013, 13:32 by rossodalmata

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAkdEdvMHA4&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

    Gli alfieri del New Beat ritornano con un nuovo singolo e videoclip che rilancia il loro secondo album ‘Revolution’ (edito da CPSR Produzioni). Energia, sarcasmo e sfacciataggine in un singolo che si tuffa nel passato navigando tra sonorità a metà tra gli anni 70 e i mitici 90’s che stanno ritornando in auge.Realizzato da Marco Sabino, cantante della band, il videoclip di 15 anni è un 'omaggio agli american cult movies erotici anni 70. Spaziando in atmosfere tra il frenetico e lo psichedelico, il videoclip ricostruisce l'immaginario romantico del mito del sesso adolescenziale con rimandi alle differenze generazionali. La band, di contro, suona in un parcogiochi dismesso esaltando la propria vena sarcastica ed ironica. I Valium si lasciano travolgere da scie luminose, bruciature vintage ed effetti strobo che ricreano un prodotto estremamente warholiano e piacevolmente scomposto.

    salerno, rock, indie, new beat, power pop, emergenti,
  • Il nuovo video de iValium - " 15 anni"

    16 Dec 2013, 13:32 by rossodalmata

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAkdEdvMHA4&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

    Gli alfieri del New Beat ritornano con un nuovo singolo e videoclip che rilancia il loro secondo album ‘Revolution’ (edito da CPSR Produzioni). Energia, sarcasmo e sfacciataggine in un singolo che si tuffa nel passato navigando tra sonorità a metà tra gli anni 70 e i mitici 90’s che stanno ritornando in auge.Realizzato da Marco Sabino, cantante della band, il videoclip di 15 anni è un 'omaggio agli american cult movies erotici anni 70. Spaziando in atmosfere tra il frenetico e lo psichedelico, il videoclip ricostruisce l'immaginario romantico del mito del sesso adolescenziale con rimandi alle differenze generazionali. La band, di contro, suona in un parcogiochi dismesso esaltando la propria vena sarcastica ed ironica. I Valium si lasciano travolgere da scie luminose, bruciature vintage ed effetti strobo che ricreano un prodotto estremamente warholiano e piacevolmente scomposto.

    salerno, rock, indie, new beat, power pop, emergenti,
  • The Kut shortlisted for MTV Brand New Unsigned

    19 Nov 2013, 22:52 by criminalrecords

    With over 30,000 votes for unsigned acts, The Kut have made the Top 20 Shortlist of the MTV Brand New Unsigned Category.

    Thank you to everyone who has been supporting them!

    Get a free download here: https://thekut.bandcamp.com

    https://www.facebook.com/thekutgirlsrock
    http://www.twitter.com/thekutgirlsrock
  • 30 Second Vote for The Kut for MTV Brand New for 2014

    9 Nov 2013, 00:06 by criminalrecords

    The Kut have been shortlisted for the MTV Brand New for 2014 Competition. Voting is now open! The girls are up against some tough competition, mainly pop acts, some of who have tens of thousands of supporters! Support independent music and back them with your vote!

    How to vote for The Kut (30 seconds) - Click on the link, then login to it with facebook, then refresh the screen and scroll down to where it says 'Vote for The Kut' near the bottom and click it to vote. When you have voted your pic comes up in our profile box. You might need to do it from a computer for it to work and you should have pop ups enabled. Vote here > http://www.brandnewunsigned.mtv.co.uk/act/1500. You can also login then log out and login with Twitter to vote, we understand this will count as a separate vote. You can vote on iPhone, but will need to refresh the screen after logging in for it to count.

    Join our new group to stay updated and help us to support independent music:
    http://www.last.fm/group/Criminal+Records
  • Avril Lavigne's self-titled album review

    5 Nov 2013, 01:04 by PegasusGX



    DISCLAIMER: May contain traces of bias like everything else you read on social media networks.

    Avril, Avril, Avril. Oh, what a disastrous era you have had. Time to put that behind you and spring back with a...self-titled album? Hmm, we'll take it, but keep in mind that you're on your fifth album and there's no need to pull a Demi Lovato on this one. Plus, what's up with that album cover...?

    Fans have clamored for another Avril album after Goodbye Lullaby failed to impress. Although it had its fair share of top notch songs, her singles seemed to drop into the endless void of the iTunes charts (and every other chart, really...). Since sales are at a premium, it was time to change image and sound (like Lady Gaga does on a daily basis).

    And so she has. Avril Lavigne is definitely a welcome departure from her previous album...but it sounds like an spinoff version of The Best Damn Thing (for all you forgotten people, that's her third album where she went all crazy with that Girlfriend song).

    Here's to Never Growing Up was chosen as the debut single. Avril did relatively well with this release, but I feel Rock N' Roll was the better song and should have performed better. Luckily, its video was extremely creative: who thinks of a bearshark? Not to mention that tribute to Slash which is always respectful, even if your music is pop.

    17 is one of the best tracks on this record. For diehard Avril fans, this is a no-brainer: it reminisces her Let Go debut era, and even she is nostalgic: "those times are long gone, but when I hear that song, it takes me back". It has incredible single potential with a killer hook that only really falls short to Complicated. I'll be very disappointed if she doesn't cash in on this opportunity.

    Bitchin' Summer sounds like something you could play during the credits of Spring Breakers (if you manage to make it that far in the movie). Love the hook, but lyrics are a letdown (essentially: getting drunk, partying, maybe the occasional DUI). Still having mixed feelings about the rap, but I feel that Avril could just make it to the finals of 8 Mile.

    Let Me Go sounds like a song that failed to make the cut of Nickelback's last album (don't ask me how many they have). Based on popular culture, does this mean you should avoid it like a live Selena Gomez performance? Surprisingly, no. It's actually astonishing how well Avril and Chad's voices go together, as they deliver a great ballad here.

    Give You What You Like is above average, though it tries to fool you into thinking it's the best ballad on this record. The lyrics aren't enough to justify it, leaving only Avril's consistently good vocals to do the work. While they succeed, they fall short of what could have been a slightly better song. When paired in a vote against Hello Kitty for next single, the results should be a blowout win for GYWYL.

    Bad Girl is where Avril really hit the jackpot. I was skeptic of this collaboration with Marilyn Manson, but it turned out fantastic. It's rock at its very best (for Avril standards). This should most definitely make the cut of the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack: Avril wants her ego fed (you know, just like Anastasia Steele), while the mysterious Marilyn - ahem, Christian Grey - screams to not tell her what to do. Sex in a rock package.

    Avril comes unstuck with Hello Kitty. Her Japanese skills are equivalent to a "fat kid on a pack of smarties" watching the latest filler of Naruto while trying to become a ninja. It's just not happening, no matter how many times she repeats "kawaii".

    You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet is quite possibly the most desperate attempt at a sex song of her discography (and she has many in that department), but it's damn catchy. It's impossible to resist its fast-paced beat, although some repetitiveness is present.

    How can you not smile while listening to Sippin' on Sunshine? Its cute metaphors of that beautiful summer day are great. Couple that with its melody and you have a keeper here.

    Hello Heartache, more like Goodbye Lullaby all over again. This song starts out "à la Avril" - with the repeated 'la la la's - and ends in the same manner. It seems that apart from a couple of good lines, Avril's heart wasn't the only thing in pain here.

    Falling Fast sounds and feels like a Taylor Swift song. It's quite shocking to listen to how versatile Avril can be with her vocals. This raises the question: will that be her next sound direction? Maybe not, but Avril has always been a pop-rock princess with a pinch of randomness.

    There are some songs that initially don't steal the spotlight, but gradually creep up the charts and become major hits. Conversely, Hush Hush is like that girl at high school that you never noticed, and now she's a Victoria's Secret model. It evokes adrenaline-packed emotions: sadness, anger, desperation, remorse and...hope. At its most simplistic form, this is the track that defines Avril Lavigne. A golden masterpiece.

    In essence, Avril is your unique pop-rock chick (excuse me, married woman) that thinks the idea of rock n' roll is getting wasted on the nearest bottle, running down the street yelling obscenities and having sex every day and twice on weekends. Actually...it probably is. But she still has time to deliver amazing ballads that knock the socks off many artists on the charts. It's Avril, no strings attached, varying between her forte - slow tempo songs (major bonus points for the gem named "Hush Hush") - and those immature but catchy pop tunes. Replay value if you can skip "Hello Kitty".

    It won't dethrone Let Go as my top Avril Lavigne album, but it's a solid and fresh effort that builds on her eleven year old career.

    Final rating: A- (89/100)
  • Encrypted Mails? Yes, I can!

    19 Jul 2013, 15:43 by roterkobold

    Under the prevailing circumstances I want to promote the use of encryption via PGP/GnuPG.

    How can we promote the use of PGP/GnuPG here at last.fm?

    Shall we create a group for mail encryption?

    Write me your suggestions:

    roterkobold@gmx.net


    Best wishes :-)


    P.S.: I will only accept encrypted mails via PGP/GnuPG. Not encrypted mails or spam will be deleted without reading.

    P.P.S: My public key is on the known keyservers, GnuPG 0xDD88D10B.

    P.P.P.S.: You can also write me your favourite cake recipe.

    P.P.P.P.S.: Get sure, that I will receive your public key.