A lot happens in our scene each week. In an attempt to capture what you might've missed, we gather up noteworthy moments and package them in one convenient post every weekend. Check out this week's roundup below!
1. According to The PRP, over $41,000 was raised for the late Architects guitarist Tom Searle’s hospice, where he spent his final days after losing his battle with cancer. Read the heartwarming statement from Martlets Hospice:
“This week the music world has continued to pay tribute to Architects guitarist Tom Searle, who passed away aged just 28, following a three-year battle with cancer. Tom was cared for by Martlets and his family have set up a Just Giving page in memory of him. There have been more than 1000 donations from fans around the world, it’s a true testament to the huge amount of love and respect the world had for Tom. Over £30,000 has been raised for Martlets, the biggest public response the hospice has ever seen to an online fundraising page.
Sally Brighton, Director of Income Generation said: “Whilst the fundraising is amazing, we cannot lose sight of the tragedy of Tom’s death. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans at this desperately sad time. We hope that all who loved him will find some comfort in seeing how many people have been moved to donate to Martlets. It is truly humbling. The funds raised will help Martlets to continue providing hospice care for local people and their families when they need us most. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s support.”
2. Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington shared an update from the studio, saying, “We’ve got a lot of great material that I hope challenges our fan base.” Watch:
3. After the release of Steve Aoki’s remix (read about that here), Blink-182’s single “Bored To Death” regained a No. 1 spot on Billboard. Listen again:
4. Previous touring mates of the Wonder Years, Microwave have dropped an incredibly intense video for their song, “Vomit,” directed by Kyle Thrash (Modern Baseball, TWIABP). Watch below, and look out for the band’s new album, Much Love, out September 30 via SideOneDummy Records and fall tour with All Get Out.
5. Featuring ex-Every Time I Die drummer Ryan Leger, Norma Jean's Cory Brandan and Dead and Divine's Chris LeMasters, Hundred Suns have released a new track called “Bedburner.” Previously, the band premiered their first single, “Fractional,” with AP. There’s also an Indie Go-Go campaign for their first album—you can donate to it here.
6. On tour now with Anthony Green, Equal Vision Records’ Secret Space premiered an eye-catching video for the track “PxCz,” culled from their Will Yip produced debut album The Window Room, which is out now. Watch:
7. Acoustic artist Chase Huglin has dropped a new song from his forthcoming debut album, You Deserve An Island.
“This is my personal favorite from the record. I've been playing this song since November, which makes it so personal because I wrote it before my Mom passed. This song is about being on tour and finding myself in a situation where I just need to call my Mom to get advice. I feel like this might be something people relate to… Moms know best.”
8. ROAM shared a photo on Twitter with a statement that says they’re writing for album number two—let’s just say, we’re a little excited:
Album 2 writing has begun.
There's a car alarm going off outside if that says anything. pic.twitter.com/H2x0Nl02j2
— ROAM (@ROAMse) August 31, 2016
The band also celebrated their fourth birthday this week:
It's our birthday today.
Thank you so much for the last 4 years. Here's to the future. pic.twitter.com/eOK6uWqwyL
— ROAM (@ROAMse) September 1, 2016