It’s been a slow month. I was anticipating about 10 shows in July with a convention at the beginning of the month, and a festival at the end. Right now is the slowest week. The show of the month needs no introduction. Leah Kate’s brand is screwing over the men who screwed her over. It is a well-known fact that if you date a musician, you may end up in song – for good or bad. Leah Kate has taken it to a new level. There isn’t a song in her catalog that isn’t about a relationship and revenge. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Bitch”, “10 Things I Hate About You”, “F U Anthem”, “Dear Denny”, etc… During the set Kate had a new one called “Breakup Season” which will be another winner when it comes out. Leah Kate isn’t subtle. You can spot her branding from a mile away. She still puts on a great set and needs enough material for a headlining spot and album.
Today, rising pop punk superstar Leah Kate releases her new single “Life Sux” via 10K Projects.
The track is an anthemic pop-punk ear worm begging for you to sing along. Leah Kate is reminding listeners to live life on the edge and indulge in the “no fucks” lifestyle. She adds, “I started to get trolled on the internet and experienced a lot of bullying online. I wrote ‘Life Sux’ to remind myself that when people try to bring you down, that you should ignore the haters, focus on the good things around you and just enjoy life!”
LA-via-Toronto rising star LØLØ has been breathing new life into the pop-punk scene and she doesn’t disappoint with her latest single “debbie downer” (out today) via LA independent label Hopeless Records (Illuminati Hotties, New Found Glory). LØLØ gets a hand from alternative darling Maggie Lindemann on “debbie downer” — a deliciously perverse mockery of the manic pixie dream girl trope.
LØLØ shares this about the new single:
“So there’s this girl, debbie. She‘s got jet black nails to match her hair and the rest of her outfit. She’s a little bit of a mess (but, who isn’t these days?). More often than not, u may find her being a little too drunk at a party, possibly falling over. Maybe she’s a little intense — she tends to over share and talk about things that “normal” people find weird— but that’s just debbie. I’ve heard people say she’s “too aggressive” but I don’t think she means to be. She’s always asked “are you ok?” – which she swears she is. She’s sensitive and emotional, but she’s not sad (most of the time). Sometimes she just feels like she doesn’t really belong. ‘Hi. Nice to meet u. It’s me— debbie downer, and I wrote this song for anyone that’s ever felt a little different or out of place too.'”
The track is accompanied by a charming music video (dir. Jake Johnston) that portrays LØLØ and Maggie as high school outcasts who team up to unite the untouchables – from nerds to goths. Whilst rocking adorable grunge cheerleader outfits, the girls bring another level of energy and story to the track. The video also features cameos from Leah Kate, Alex Porat, Sophie Powers, Jutes, Angela Mazzanti, and Dre Ronayne.
LØLØ shares this about the music video:
“This was one of those songs where while I was writing it, I could really SEE the video. I knew there had to be some emo cheerleaders involved, since we pay homage to Bring it On (one of my favorite movies). ‘debbie downer’ is all not belonging or fitting in, so I thought it would be funny to have cheerleaders cheering in places they really don’t belong— for example, a tennis match, a chess game, or a science club. Working with Jake Johnston was AMAZING. We had originally gotten some treatments from a few people, but when I saw his I knew we had to go with him— he executed my vision perfectly and was so much fun to work with. Maggie also absolutely KILLED IT. Of course she plays the it girl-bad b*tch, because LOOK AT HER. I want her to step on me. She joins the dark side and embraces her debbie-downer-ness of course at the end of the video, because at the end of the day, we are ALL debbie downers.”