#NewMusic: Angels & Airwaves – ‘Rebel Girl’

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Angels & Airwaves are back!

Hands down, this is my all-time favourite band, ever and I am so pleased to see they are making a triumphant return to music!

Today (Tuesday 30th April), Tom Delonge and co, have released their first single in 3 years, ‘Rebel Girl’, marking somewhat of a return to their trademark, sci-fi meets industrial, stadium rock sound. However, there is definitely still a large amount of their more recent (The Dream Walker) influences too – probably in part due to Ilan Rubin and Aaron Rubin‘s hands in the writing. What’s more, it looks like David Kennedy and Matt Wachter are back too….though Matt doesn’t appear to be in the promo shots…curious!

“‘Rebel Girl’ is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for New Wave, pop punk and anthemic rock and roll music,” says DeLonge. This would appear to be the signs of the band’s upcoming album release, and is believed to also coincide with a feature film too…it’s all very exciting!

It seems that in the 3 years since the band released their last EP, they have now signed a deal with Rise Records, also announcing their first live shows in seven years! Sadly, at the moment it would appear to be just a North American tour, but I have just about everything crossed for a mini UK tour…or even just a London date or two!

Unfortunately no music video has emerged yet, but we’ll keep you updated when one drops…in the meantime, enjoy the visual below.

All I have left to say is just, ‘Hell yeah!’ They’re back, the track is awesome and I can’t wait for the latest era of Angels & Airwaves to really take off!!!

What are your thoughts of the band’s latest single, ‘Rebel Girl’? Please leave your thoughts or similar song suggestions in a comment or hit us up via our social media.

Matt – Muzik Speaks

‘Rebel Girl’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/rebel-girl-single/1460052992

#JustAnnounced: Matoma UK Tour Dates

Matoma has just revealed his awesome, new, live video for ‘All Night’ featuring The Vamps.

…plus he’s also announed a huge World Tour, for Spring 2017
Be sure to check it out when his tour hits the UK in February 2017!

Press Release:
After a mammoth U.S. tour and DJ sets at key festivals such as Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza and Electric Zoo, Matoma can now announce the biggest headline tour of his career to date. Taking in shows across both North America and Europe, Matoma’s ‘Party At Your Place! World Tour’ kicks off in Costa Mesa, California and will conclude with two homecoming shows in Oslo, Norway. To celebrate the announcement Matoma drops an awesome live video diary from his recent massive bus tour of the US, check it HERE.
Matoma recently released ‘False Alarm’ (with Becky Hill), his latest and biggest track (69 million Spotify streams) to be added to his innovative ‘Hakuna Matoma’ album project. It demonstrates Matoma’s ability to reach beyond the confines of tropical house with elements of urban, dance, pop and Caribbean sounds within its palette. ‘Hakuna Matoma’ continues to go from strength-to-strength as it expands and evolves over time on streaming media platforms.
Matoma recently refreshed the groundbreaking playlist-meets-album concept by adapting it to become the ‘Hakuna Matoma – Midnight Edition’. Leading with ‘All Night’ – a collaboration with The Vamps that has attracted over 3 million streams a week since its release – the ‘Midnight Edition’ features collabs and remixes with artists including Coldplay, Jason Derulo, Akon, Popcaan, Wale, Sean Paul, Nico & Vinz, Becky Hill and Dua Lipa.
In the past two years, Matoma has amassed well over half a billion streams. With 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, he ranks higher than long established heavyweights such as Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg and U2. His biggest tracks include ‘Old Thing Back’ with Notorious B.I.G. (215million combined streams across Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud), ‘Try Me’ (126million streams) and ‘Running Out’ (124million streams).
Needless to say, we’re stoked about Matoma‘s upcoming UK dates in 2017 and are really hoping to catch him somewhere along the way! Please share this post and your love for this talented guy!