Posts Tagged ‘no doubt’

April 11, 2017

It’s possible you missed the big announcement and their massive first single last week when we shared Kill For Candy, but if you’re an obsessive music fan like me, I’d imagine it’s near impossible to escape the buzz humming over this new supergroup. Prolific music man Davey Havok, whom we all know so well from the likes of AFI, Blaqk Audio, and more for many a year, has joined forces with members of No Doubt to form DREAMCAR. They now follow up Kill For Candy with their second single from an already announced debut album. Watch the lyric video for new wavy synthrock dazzler Born To Lie. Hearing Davey Havok’s voice always fills me with sweet nostalgia. DREAMCAR’s self titled debut album can be pre-ordered before its release on May 12th, here.

April 4, 2017

Davey Havok has always been a busy music man. Aside from AFI, Blaqk Audio, and plenty of other projects over the years, we can now add new supergroup DREAMCAR to his prolific resume, too. And what an exciting new supergroup this is! Aside from frontman Davey Havok, the band involves three members of No Doubt, including guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young. DREAMCAR arrive with gusto, jumping straight away to announcing a debut self titled album and swiftly presenting with its magnificent first single entitled Kill For Candy. There’s always been an 80′s essence in Davey Havok’s glossy smooth voice, and it’s joined by 80′s inspired, vigorous driving new wavey rock on their infectious anthem. We get to feel like part of the band in the video for Kill For Candy. DREAMCAR has already announced US tour dates as well as a performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Learn more on their website, here. The band’s debut album is due out May 12th via Columbia Records. 

OFFICIAL VID: No Doubt – Push and Shove ft. Busy Signal, Major Lazer

September 25, 2012

Sure to be heard and watched a gazillion times over, here’s the brand new video for No Doubt’s title track off their long awaited new album. Push and Shove features Busy Signal and Major Lazer, which adds a little more dose of reggae and some almost-moombahton to No Doubt’s ska. It’s only logical for these artists to work together with their sounds, it almost seems like a natural progression for No Doubt. It’s a great song, and if the rest of the album has more tunes like this, then it’ll be a worthy pre-order! I really dig the chorus on the track. The video is so very 90’s grunge. 

September 21, 2012
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From what I’ve seen and read, the previews from No Doubt’s return to the scene have received mixed reviews. That’s no surprise at all, since, for such a huge, influential band, there’s always going to be a lot more criticism and a lot more memories of amazing past music to compare to and nit pick with. The bar is set that much higher. People are expecting VERY huge things on 6th studio album Push and Shove. The album actually dropped today, but for those that don’t have their paws on it yet (me), here’s a preview of a track. Stream Looking Hot above. Till about halfway through, the track didn’t seem as ska as they usually are at all, but then, whadaya know? The ska kicks in. It’s a great song and, in my opinion, one of the best so far I’ve heard off Push and Shove. It sounds very 90’s but with many other electric sounds blended in. It’s like our beloved 90’s No Doubt, yet upgraded. I’m hitting the repeat button. 

September 21, 2012
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From what I’ve seen and read, the previews from No Doubt’s return to the scene have received mixed reviews. That’s no surprise at all, since, for such a huge, influential band, there’s always going to be a lot more criticism and a lot more memories of amazing past music to compare to and nit pick with. The bar is set that much higher. People are expecting VERY huge things on 6th studio album Push and Shove. The album actually dropped today, but for those that don’t have their paws on it yet (me), here’s a preview of a track. Stream Looking Hot above. Till about halfway through, the track didn’t seem as ska as they usually are at all, but then, whadaya know? The ska kicks in. It’s a great song and, in my opinion, one of the best so far I’ve heard off Push and Shove. It sounds very 90’s but with many other electric sounds blended in. It’s like our beloved 90’s No Doubt, yet upgraded. I’m hitting the repeat button. 

September 14, 2012
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Alright, let’s get back to the bangers and the moombahton ragers. Major Lazer shared this mix today, a mashup of his remix of No Doubt’s Settle Down and Mr. Vegas’ Bruk It Down. It’s about as moombahton and ska as it can get, all at the same time! 

No Doubt’s new title track produced by Diplo

August 29, 2012

Diplo Diplo Diplo Diplo everywhere! No Doubt previewed the title track off their upcoming album Push And Shove off Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. The moombahton-ish ska track is, of course, Diplo produced. Here’s a low quality radio rip of the thing. It seems to sound better than Settle Down, but we’ll have to wait for an HQ version to pass any final judgement. It’s very Diplo indeed. The ska reggae quality is glaringly obvious too. I’d say it’s a very interesting song with very interesting transitions. It befuddled me a bit at first, but about 3 minutes in, I started to like it. More. And more.

No Doubt x Major Lazer

August 7, 2012

What do you get when you cross moombahton with ska punk rock? The two go together hand in hand, so it only makes sense that Diplo and Switch would remix No Doubt’s new single Settle Down! Not the very best Major Lazer work out there, but still good and enjoyable, especially the instrumental parts of the remix.

OFFICIAL VID: No Doubt – Settle Down

July 17, 2012

They’re finally baaaack. Say hello to No Doubt again after sooooooo many painful years of absence. How long? It’s been 9 whopping years, holy cow! And Gwen looks as good as ever, has she aged at all since her solo jaunt? What kind of sorcery is involved? What’s the secret? Time for ska to make a huge comeback. 😉 Settle Down is the first single off their upcoming album Push and Shove.

SNL

December 12, 2011

Yes, it’s Robyn again. She graced the stage of Saturday Night Live over the weekend, as did Katy Perry as the hostess, who did not perform but partook in a medley of song parodies, including a Florence Welch and Gwen Stefani tracks. Here’s Robyn performing her catchy tunes Call Your Girlfriend and also Dancing On My Own, complete with her usual flashy attire and energetic, quirky dancing. It looks like her extremely successful comeback everywhere else is finally gaining even more speed in the US. ‘Bout time. She’s too awesome and she deserves it.

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And for entertaining laughs, here’s the music parody with Katy Perry. 

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