[PIAS] - Singles of the week #12

  Van Muylem    23 maart 2022

DROPKICK MURPHYS launch with WE SHALL OVERCOME an excellent single and puts them on the hitsingle path. But the best single goes to LYKKE LI with NO HOTEL it's a great song: stripped and almot naked with the focus on the magnificent vocals!

Lykke Li is today back with No Hotel, the first single from her new album and visual project, due for release in May 2022. No Hotel is stripped back to raw emotive vocals on top of warm understated guitar and delicate additional production. It introduces the concept central to the new album: converting “the pain generated by the perpetual cycle of compulsive intimacy into a sound: EYEYE”. 

23/03 new album 'EYEYE' out via [PIAS]

The third single from Fontaines D.C.'s new album, Skinty Fia, explores new sounds for the band, referencing Primal Scream, The Stone Roses and other 90’s influences. As lead singer Grian Chatten explains, the song “is about going out too much and envy. About rumours and anxiety and a misguided self-awareness or self-confidence.”

22/04 new album 'Skinty Fia' via Partisan Records

08/04 @ Trix, Antwerp - SOLD OUT
30/06 @ Rock Werchter, Werchter


The first blast from Working Men's Club's new album, Widow is a pumped-up, synthed-up, electro-choral shout-out with stabs of peak 80’s pop. It’s Minsky-Sargeant’s empathetic reach out to those left lost by recent life, literally or metaphorically. Previously delivered during lockdown as a rock song, it’s been reworked by the band and hints at the direction of the new album. This is the first single taken from their upcoming new album, Fear Fear, out on the 15th July 2022.

15/07 new album 'Fear Fear' via Heavenly Recordings


Sudan Archives’ new single Home Maker is a celebration of domestic life. Her first piece of original music in three years. In the wild video directed by Jocelyn Anquetil, Sudan gets into character as a domestic goddess and seductive siren — dancing, tearing a furniture store apart, and luring men into her web, all in killer heels and with six-inch nails.  After Sudan moved to LA from Cincinnati, making a home was one way she could feel more like herself. Whereas Black women have historically had to choose between security and sexuality, on Home Maker, Sudan enjoys having both — the security of building a home with her partner, and the strength of being a sexual, independent woman.

MYKKI BLANCO (ft. Michael Stipe) - FAMILY TIES
"'Family Ties' is the first song where I sonically found my voice and I mean that in a very literal way. It's the first song in my entire career where I am singing, I sing, I don't rap. I wrote this song about the relationship between my ex-boyfriend and his father that has had bouts of mental illness. When the person you love is going through a situation that you can't alter in any way, or help or be active in trying to correct it not only hurts them but it hurts you." - Mykki Blanco

Family Ties is the first taste of Mykki’s upcoming album, due later this year. REM's Michael Stipe guests on backing vocals.


Captured at Woodstock, New York’s Levon Helm Studios in the summer of 2011, ANTI- Records is excited to announce Carry Me Home, a new album that showcases the music of Mavis Staples and Levon Helm, two of the past century’s most iconic voices who came together in love and joy, tracing their shared roots and celebrating the enduring power of faith and music. Listen to their version of You Got To Move. The music video also features footage of Mavis and Levon rehearsing. The pair’s mutual love and admiration is on full display on Carry Me Home, which features a mix of Staples’ and Helm’s bands operating at the peak of their powers as they work their way through an eclectic setlist of tunes made famous by the likes of Nina Simone, The Impressions, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones.

20/05 new album ‘Carry Me Home’ out via ANTI- Records
07/06 @ Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

On March 18, Dropkick Murphys released a digital-only expanded edition of their Turn Up That Dial album, which is available in both stereo and 3-dimensional Dolby Atmos mixes. The expanded album features three bonus tracks including We Shall Overcome and the previously released B-sides, the cover songs James Connolly (by Larry Kirwan) and The Bonny (by Gerry Cinnamon).  Along with this single comes a powerful music video. The song is woven vividly into American history – not only as the celebrated anthem of the American Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, but also as a protest song in the earlier labor movement. Both the history and message of the song resonated with Dropkick Murphys, longtime champions of the downtrodden and the working class.

New album 'Turn Up That Dial - (Expanded Edition)' out now via Born & Bred Records

25/01/23 @ Forest National, Brussels

In addition to the tour announcement, Archive release We Are The Same - the latest single taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming album - Call To Arms & Angels, which is released on 8 April. Talking about the song, vocalist Holly Martin says “"We Are The Same" represents how we’re trapped in a societal divide, seeing the things we hate in others and being unable to recognise them in ourselves… we’re all different, but we’re all the same when we conform”.

08/04 new album 'Call To Arms & Angels' via Dangervisit

22/10 @  Ancienne Belgique, Brussels