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Chapstique has left Family Force 5

Derek "Chapstique" Mount has announced his departure from Family Force 5 today on social media. His last show with the band was at the beginning of April.

"Although this has easily been one of the most difficult decisions I've ever made, please know that it was made with deep contemplation and prayer. I am truly at peace with this new chapter of life, and with the guys in the band," Derek wrote. "These last eleven and a half years have been an incredible blessing, and I will continue to look fondly upon the memories that have been cultivated with all of you. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the beautiful support you have shown us in different ways."

This month, the remaining members of Family Force 5 will head out on their "The Label Won't Let Us Put Out The Album Yet, Let's Play The Whole Thing Live For You Before It's Out Tour" where they will share their new album (which still doesn't have a locked in release date!!) in its entirety at each show. 


Switchfoot Celebrate May 4th

In honour of Star Wars Day Switchfoot recorded a rocking medley of the Imperial March and the Star Wars Theme Song while donning Star Wars costumes.

This video features guitarist Drew Shirley as a Han Solo, keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas as the Emporer, drummer Chad Butler as Obi-Wan, bassist Tim Foreman as Pricess Leia, and vocalist Jon Foreman as Luke Skywalker. It's over-the-top and completely hilarious. 

The band is currently selling a limited edition posters and "The Foot Awakens" T-Shirts, available on their Merch Page for one day only. They also created a bunch of entertaining "May The 4th Be With U" GIFs. Below are a few of them, and you can view the rest here.





One Republic won't release anymore albums

Instead, they'll be releasing songs as they finish them!!

In a biiiiiig post on facebook, frontman Ryan Tedder opened up about burning out during their last album promo tour, and announcing a new chapter in the band's life:

Starting now, [with "No Vacancy"] we will be dropping new music as often as humanly possible... monthly, weekly sometimes, and it will be VARIED and with collaborations and may feel bonkers at first. Some will be remixes others will be just me on piano or guitar. Some will sound super trendy and new, some will sound classic and old school or very "OneRepublic".

I don't know about you, but I LOVE THIS!!!!! I say 'bring it on'!


Graceful Closure crowdfunding new EP

Graceful Closure (made up of brothers Chase & Jared) have launched an indiegogo fundraiser to get their new EP out later this year.

They've already got three songs done (including the new Life FM tune "Never Let Me Go"), but they've got a few more set to record and release.

Perks include caps, t-shirts, signed copies of the new EP, and even cassette tape versions of the EP... so your Mum will finally have something to listen to in her car!

Support them here, and keep up with the progress on their facebook page.



Mossy leaves AIRPORTS

Yesterday, AIRPORTS posted an announcement on their facebook page, revealing that drummer Nathan Moss (Mossy) has left the band.

Bandmate Aaron (who's actually set to move to NZ for a few months to continue the AIRPORTS project) said:

I want to thank my brother Nathan Moss. 4 years ago we started this project to make music that might help others feel understood, and have a good dance while we're at it.
I am so thankful to have done exactly that with an incredible drummer, loyal friend, man of integrity & snack lord.

Check out the full facebook post, and stay tuned for updates!


Jason Wade (Lifehouse) covers Switchfoot

After announcing they'd be touring with Switchfoot for the first time ever, Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade has posted this acoustic cover of Switchfoot's "Dare You To Move".

Here's hoping Jon Foremon comes out with an acoustic Lifehouse cover, and this back-and-forth continues for a while!!


GAWVI on This Is Me TV

If you've listened to any music from Reach Records, Derek Minor, or Social Club you've probably heard "GAWVI GET EM" at some point in the song. Now of course, we play GAWVI's music on Life FM all the time!

This is the story of the man behind the musicThis is the story of the man behind the music – his progression from being an award winning producer and stepping on stage as an artist.

From making beats for Lecrae in highschool to signing on as a member of the 116 Clique, Gabriel Alberto Azucena – aka GAWVI – shares laughs and the hard moments he's had to deal with along the way.

Want more? There are episodes for Lecrae and Capital Kings, as well as several others, with new episodes out all the time.


The Latest Fallout launch Givealittle fundraiser

The Latest Fallout have spent the last couple of years writing and working on their second album, and the're a little over halfway through their time at Auckland's Roundhead studios.

They began recording the first 7 songs off their brand new up coming album at Tim and Neil Finns legendary studios in June last year, but the second half of the album is being halted due to not having the funds to finish recording.

They've set up a Givealittle fundraising page, which you can give to below.

Donate via Givealittle


Needtobreathe's 'Hard Love Is' series

During a recent trip to New York, the guys in Needtobreathe spent some time talking with people about hard love (whatever that means to them, not specifically about their song). They heard some amazing stories and views on life, struggle, happiness and love, and what came out of that is a new HARD LOVE is ________ video series.

Check out every couple of days for new videos.

To celebrate the launch, they wanted to share a video we made with the help of some hugely talented street performers. Needtobreathe asked them to learn and play their own version of HARD LOVE on the spot. 

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