Pop-punk bmx party with Jack & Sally and The Stayawakes

It’s going to be a super-massive pop-punk party with Jack & Sally and The Stayawakes at the BMX and skate gig at @prevailskatehouse in Poole this Saturday!
Come along and join in the fun.

Here’s Jack & Sally playing ‘Long Way Home’:
and here’s The Stayawakes playing ‘Down For Love’:

Jack & Sally are also working on a UK tour in April so promoters get in touch. These five dates are booked so far…


Still Burning released next week so check out these Wake The Dead videos now

Wake The Dead’s intense new record ‘Still Burning’ will be available next Monday, March 2 on both vinyl and CD and we can’t wait!
At the same time, we will release a new video for the song ‘All my Flames’ too, and there’s a taster clip on
You can pre-order the cd or vinyl from the band here:
Or directly with us or partner labels for this release: Burdigala Records, APB – Records, Eternalis Records, Shield Recordings, Sleepy Dog Records, We Are Sharks records.
For now though you can also check out this video for ‘Back for more’ from Wake The Dead’s last release:


New Atlanta Arrival video ‘Misfit’ this weekend

Atlanta Arrival (Ex-Satellite Year) have been busy shooting their first music video for “Misfit” together with Dirk Forster and we are looking forward to sharing this with you very soon (Sunday 1st March!) on the Engineer Records YouTube channel.
A special thanks to our lead role Enrico!
Until then, put the song in loop:
Just to be prepared, listen to the song non-stop.


Amalia Bloom’s new video for ‘Solarium’

‘Solarium’ is the last song in ‘Maiden Voyage’, the intense new album from Amalia Bloom.
You can watch the new video here:
It is the final part of the journey, when the protagonist wakes up in a solarium, realising that all he witnessed, felt, heard, seen was nothing but is fantasy that becomes reality. In this song, the protagonist experiences a moment of epiphany and he understands that all the negative experiences we make can turn into something positive. He spends his time drawing his fantastic world in his head, realising he is lost in his own conscience and that he can not escape so he decides that this is not the time to think about his sorrow, as he want to experience the most he can in life.
This song is a metaphor to the voyage we make in life, from the moment we are born (from reverie I just woke up again) until the moment we die (once it will be time to shake death’s hand, help me reunite to my Motherland and when she’ll tuck me in I’ll be for aye asleep).

The video was created and directed by both Amalia Bloom and Hélio Gomes, while the song was produced by Yari Ricco at Eyeless Recordings in Vicenza IT.
Amalia Bloom on apple music
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CD and vinyl available from and other partner labels.


Jack & Sally and The Stayawakes to play the Prevail Skatehouse

Jack & Sally and The Stayawakes to play the Prevail Skatehouse BMX party and Afterlab Jam on Saturday 29th February down in Poole on the Dorset Coast.
As well a skating, BMXing and music there will be food stalls and a stand with Engineer Records CDs and Earth Island books on it. Get along.


From Turin To Austin – A Tribute To The Late Great Daniel Johnston

Just back from a three show long weekend in their homeland of Italy, two of these gigs with Gender Roles from the UK, the ever busy emo-rock guys of Low Standards High Fives now have a cover song featured on a new tribute album to Daniel Johnston. They have contributed a great version of ‘Walking the cow’ and their track appears alongside others from ‘Seward, Alaska’, ‘Adventures in Lo-fi’, ‘Promises worth repeating’ and ‘From Turin to Austin’ as well as other great indie rock bands. You can, and should, check it out here:


Get ready to Stayawake in Portsmouth

Pop-punkers and label new boys The Stayawakes will be rocking Portsmouth with a gig at the Loft on 19th February with Burnt Tapes, Harker and Misgivings. It should be a banger!
This is in advance of their new album on Engineer Records and their catchy as hell track ‘Oh, telephone’ on the new Lamp Light 3 compilation.


Coffee in my veins

‘Coffee in my veins’ is the first single taken from the new 2020 CD release by Tonota 80 entitled ‘Everybody’s Famous’ which is available as a CD and digital download at and through
The lyrics are about the aging process, health and loneliness whilst still trying to stay positive and being there for those worse off than yourself. You can check out the new video here: and you can order the new CD direct from the band or the label now.

We spoke with then band about the new song and they told us:
DAVE. This reminds me of 70s rock/hard rock. The keyboards just before the second verse sounds like something one of those hairy bands would do. Lovely backing vocals from Rick in the chorus and another of my favourite vocal performances from John.
RICK. Coffee In My Veins has it all! This was the trickiest to play for me. Graham at Cyclone mastering thought it sounded like Rush!
JOHN. This song is the most honest song I’ve ever written. It’s all about me! It would be better to explain the lyrics to this song over a beer. I really enjoyed singing this. It rocks like mad and we’re very tight.