Top 30 Songs for November 25-December 1, 2018

1. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (1)
2. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (2)
3. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (5)
4. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (4)
5. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (8)
6. BODY TALKS – The Struts (6)
7. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (7)
8. UH HUH – Jade Bird (9)
9. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (10)
10. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (11)
11. GHOST – Badflower (3)
12. SHAME – Elle King (14)
13. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (15)
14. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (16)
15. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (17)
16. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (18)
17. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (19)
18. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (13)
19. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (12) 18th week on chart
20. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (21)
21. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (23)
22. FOREVER – Billy Raffoul (26)
23. “99” – Barns Courtney (27)
24. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (28)
25. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (29)
26. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (20)
27. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (30)
28. PANIC – Agency Panic (22)
29. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (25) 19th week on chart
30. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 18-24, 2018

1. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (3)
2. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (1)
3. GHOST – Badflower (2)
4. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (4)
5. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (6)
6. BODY TALKS – The Struts (7)
7. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (8)
8. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (9)
9. UH HUH – Jade Bird (10)
10. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (11)
11. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (12)
12. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (5)
13. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (13)
14. SHAME – Elle King (17)
15. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (23)
16. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (19)
17. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (20)
18. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (21)
19. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (22)
20. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (14)
21. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (24)
22. PANIC – Agency Panic (15)
23. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (25)
24. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (18) 18th week on chart
25. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (16)
26. FOREVER – Billy Raffoul (27)
27. “99” – Barns Courtney (28)
28. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (29)
29. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (30)
30. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (Re-Entry)

Top 30 Songs for November 11-17, 2018

1. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (1) 3rd week #1
2. GHOST – Badflower (2)
3. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (8)
4. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (5)
5. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (3)
6. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (16)
7. BODY TALKS – The Struts (9)
8. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (10)
9. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (12)
10. UH HUH – Jade Bird (14)
11. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (15)
12. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (17)
13. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (11)
14. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (4)
15. PANIC – Agency Panic (7)
16. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (6)
17. SHAME – Elle King (18)
18. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (13)
19. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (20)
20. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (21)
21. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (22)
22. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (23)
23. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (27)
24. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (26)
25. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (28)
26. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (19)
27. FOREVER – Billy Raffoul (30)
28. “99” – Barns Courtney (N)
29. WANDER – Vox Eagle featuring Pierre Fontaine (N)
30. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (N)

Top 30 Songs for November 4-10, 2018

1. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (1)
2. GHOST – Badflower (3)
3. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (2)
4. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (4)
5. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (5)
6. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (6)
7. PANIC – Agency Panic (8)
8. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (14)
9. BODY TALKS – The Struts (9)
10. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (10)
11. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (11)
12. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (13)
13. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (7)
14. UH HUH – Jade Bird (15)
15. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (16)
16. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (17)
17. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (20)
18. SHAME – Elle King (19)
19. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (12)
20. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (22)
21. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (23)
22. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (24)
23. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (25)
24. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (18)
25. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (26)
26. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (27)
27. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (29)
28. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (30)
29. ARE YOU READY – Disturbed (N)
30. FOREVER – Billy Raffoul (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 28-November 3, 2018

I. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (2)
2. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (1)
3. GHOST – Badflower (3)
4. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (7)
5. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (8)
6. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (6)
7. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (4)
8. PANIC – Agency Panic (10)
9. BODY TALKS – The Struts (13)
10. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (14)
11. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (12)
12. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (5)
13. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (15)
14. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (16)
15. UH HUH – Jade Bird (17)
16. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (18)
17. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (19)
18. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (9)
19. SHAME – Elle King (20)
20. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (22)
21. CITY LOOKS PRETTY – Courtney Barnett (11)
22. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (23)
23. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (25)
24. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (26)
25. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (28)
26. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (29)
27. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (30)
28. WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS – Greta Van Fleet (21)
29. HURT PEOPLE – Two Feet featuring Madison Love (N)
30. MAKE IT UP AS I GO – Mike Shinoda featuring K.Flay (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 21-27, 2018

1. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (1)
2. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (6)
3. GHOST – Badflower (3)
4. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (2)
5. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (4)
6. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (7)
7. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (8)
8. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (9)
9. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (5)
10. PANIC – Agency Panic (11)
11. CITY LOOKS PRETTY – Courtney Barnett (10)
12. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (13)
13. BODY TALKS – The Struts (14)
14. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (15)
15. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (17)
16. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (18)
17. UH HUH – Jade Bird (19)
18. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (20)
19. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (21)
20. SHAME – Elle King (22)
21. WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS – Greta Van Fleet (12)
22. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (25)
23. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (24)
24. GOLD RUSH – Death Cab for Cutie (16)
25. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (28)
26. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (30)
27. JUMPSUIT – twenty one pilots (23)
28. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS – lovelytheband (N)
29. YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN – Billie Eilish (N)
30. VISIONS – Dirty Heads featuring Kitten (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 14-20, 2018

1. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (2)
2. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (1)
3. GHOST – Badflower (5)
4. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (3)
5. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (4)
6. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (10)
7. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (6)
8. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (7)
9. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (8)
10. CITY LOOKS PRETTY – Courtney Barnett (12)
11. PANIC – Agency Panic (13)
12. WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS – Greta Van Fleet (9)
13. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (14)
14. BODY TALKS – The Struts (15)
15. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (16)
16. GOLD RUSH – Death Cab for Cutie (11)
17. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (19)
18. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (20)
19. UH HUH – Jade Bird (25)
20. HAPPIER – Marshmello featuring Bastille (26)
21. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (27)
22. SHAME – Elle King (28)
23. JUMPSUIT – twenty one pilots (17)
24. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (24)
25. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (29)
26. CRAZY – From Ashes to New (18)
27. RIDE OR DIE – The Knocks featuring Foster the People (21)
28. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (30)
29. FEELS LIKE SUMMER – Childish Gambino (23)
30. YOU’RE SOMEBODY ELSE – flora cash (N)

Top 30 Songs for October 7-13, 2018

1. CLOSER – IAMWARFACE (1) 3rd week at #1
2. DIZZY – The Million Reasons (3)
3. NATURAL – Imagine Dragons (2)
4. NEVERMIND – Dennis Lloyd (4)
5. GHOST – Badflower (6)
6. BETTER NOW – Post Malone (8)
7. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN – AJR (9)
8. ALL MY FRIENDS – The Revivalists (10)
9. WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS – Greta Van Fleet (7)
10. NINA CRIED POWER – Hozier featuring Mavis Staples (25)
11. GOLD RUSH – Death Cab for Cutie (5)
12. CITY LOOKS PRETTY – Courtney Barnett (14)
13. PANIC – Agency Panic (15)
14. TIDAL WAVE – Portugal.The Man (16)
15. BODY TALKS – The Struts (17)
16. SHE’S KEROSENE – The Interrupters (18)
17. JUMPSUIT – twenty one pilots (11)
18. CRAZY – From Ashes to New (13)
19. IN MY MIND – Draft Evader (20)
20. LOADING ZONES – Kurt Vile (23)
21. RIDE OR DIE – The Knocks featuring Foster the People (19)
22. SOMETHING HUMAN – Muse (12)
23. FEELS LIKE SUMMER – Childish Gambino (21)
24. SUPERWOMAN SWAY – Brett Vogel (26)
25. UH HUH – Jade Bird (29)
26. HAPPIER – Marshmello, Bastille (30)
27. MY BLOOD – twenty one pilots (N)
28. SHAME – Elle King (N)
29. GUIDING LIGHT – Mumford & Sons (N)
30. UNREALITIES – Dying Habit (N)

DYING HABIT – Single Review: “Unrealities”

I keep featuring bands and artists from the UK on this blog, but there are just so damn many good ones! Another promising band I’ve been following for a while is a four-piece from the town of Bangor in northwestern Wales who call themselves Dying Habit. They play a highly melodic style of alternative rock influenced by such bands as Dead Letter Circus, Katatonia, Biffy Clyro, Therapy?, The Wildhearts and Karnivool. The band is comprised of Nathan Jones (vocals), Alan Hart (guitar), Aled Hughes (bass) and Mark Jones (drums).

Dying Habit

Since forming in 2011, Dying Habit has been fine tuning their music style and songwriting, and performing in venues throughout Wales and northwest England. More recently, they’ve been recording songs for their forthcoming debut album Unrealities, and just released the fantastic lead single, also titled “Unrealities.” The band explained their inspiration for the song and it’s meaning: “We all have some kind of goal we aim for, be it a job, a passion or a style of life we really want. Hopes and dreams is what keeps us all going. Many of us do the shitty jobs we do to get us closer to whatever we want to achieve, whilst [others] are content with our jobs and feel content with who we are. Whatever the case, our ambitions are unrealities …an illusion in societies eyes. Our single “Unrealities” is about never giving up on your dreams, as unreal as they may seem. Unreal means failure and failure leads to success. Be true to yourself and never stray from the path your heart puts you on.”

Musically, the song is magnificent. It starts off with Hart’s haunting guitar note that expands into a somber riff, accompanied by Hughes’ humming bass and Mark Jones’ crisp percussion. At around the minute mark, the music explodes into a fusillade of wailing guitars and thunderous drums, before settling back down to the somber melodic riff that’s so arresting it bores right into your brain. Wow, it’s gorgeous and covers my body with chills! Nathan’s vocals, while not necessarily powerful, have a vulnerable, emotive quality that are perfectly suited to the music and lyrics. They’re especially moving and beautiful when they soar in the choruses. I love this song, and am so looking forward to their album.

The gripping, beautifully-filmed video shows a young woman struggling with her inner demons – her “unrealities.”

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“Unrealities” will be available for purchase on all music platforms on August 15