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Siblings band together to create new EP

Courtesy Image The Buckleys, including Sarah, Lachlan and Molly.

Following the release of their stunning single and music video “Oops I Love You” which Atwood Magazine describes as a “delicious earworm,” Australian siblings, The Buckleys, have now released their new EP, Take It As It Comes COMES via Petrol Records/UMe. Injecting a heavy dose of 70s old school AM radio flair to their infectious pop-country sound heard on their debut album, Daydream, Take It As It Comes feels, as lead vocalist/bassist Sarah Buckley describes, “like a really natural evolution for us and we’re really excited for people to hear it.”

The EP’s five songs takes the band into new territory, expanding the scope of their “hippie country” debut and adding a healthy dose of meticulously-crafted pop that comes from the natural chemistry of the sibling band. Kicking off with the cheery title track “Take It As It Comes,” it bubbles with youthful effervescence and positivity, embracing the importance of gratitude for accepting what life hands you.

Cracking the Australian Top Ten on Australian Country Radio charts at #5, the first single “Oops I Love You” has been spreading its widespread appeal across the globe. Clout Magazine said, “the trio’s latest example of their charming sound and charisma, as it fizzes with an insatiable, feel-good bounce and sense of adventure.” It’s All Indie calls the track “stunning,” adding “this is by far one of the most exciting new country-based acts we’ve heard in a while.”

“The songs featured on this EP, we really feel embody who we are and what we want to say in this moment, personally and artistically,” Buckley said.

The EP is rounded out by the midtempo aching pop of “What Ya Gonna Do About It,” sentimental ballad “Fool Me”, and the swing and twang of the traditional smokiness of “Love Me Wrong.”

Proceeding to tackle the U.S. market, The Buckleys’ Stateside highlights include a performance on The ACM Weekly and add on Radio Disney Country with their single “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” and a CMT Music USA add for their video “Breathe.” The band created a groundswell down under with each of their four released singles charting in the top five of Australian country radio. Their first single “Daydream,” catapulted the trio into the limelight, scoring a no. 1 single on Australian country radio, which was followed by the second single, “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” which reached no. 3. Their worldwide debut single “Money” reached no. 2 and its follow up “Breathe” at no. 3.

The Buckleys are Sarah, Molly and Lachlan Buckley. Take It As It Comes is out now via Petrol Records/UMe.

In other music news, UME/Geffen celebrates Guns N’ Roses’ incredible musical legacy with Guns N’ Roses-Use Your Illusion I & II, the ultimate box set for the band’s 1991 multi-platinum releases Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. Set for release on November 11, 2022, Guns N’ Roses-Use Your Illusion I & II Super Deluxes feature a total of 97 tracks, 63 are previously unreleased. Available in multiple configurations including a Super Deluxe Seven-CD + Blu-ray, a Super Deluxe Twelve-LP + Blu-ray, Two-CD Deluxe Editions of Use Your Illusion I & II separately, standard 1CD and 2LP versions of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II separately. In all formats, the original studio albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II have been fully remastered for the first-time ever, from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog masters. All versions will be available to stream and as digital downloads, with all configurations available to pre-order and pre-save.

Guns N’ Roses’ highly anticipated third and fourth studio albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II were originally released simultaneously on September 17, 1991. With the massive success of GN’R Lies and Appetite For Destruction, the band had the daunting task of a follow up album. Not only did the band deliver, Guns N’ Roses surprised the world by releasing not one but two new, full length studio albums. Upon release, Use Your Illusion I reached No. 2 and Use Your Illusion II took the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 chart concurrently, selling over 500k in the first two hours of release, with an estimated sales of over 685k and 770k respectively within the first week of release.

Use Your Illusion I features the band’s bombastic cover of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die,” the Top Ten hit “Don’t Cry,” and what NPR described as “one of the ultimate hard-rock power ballads,” the band’s ‘90s anthem and MTV staple “November Rain,” which hit No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100, spending a total of 30 weeks on the chart, and holds the title of the first video from the ‘90s to hit the 1 billion views mark on YouTube – now nearing 2 billion views. “November Rain” will now include a real 50-piece orchestra for the first-time ever newly recorded, conducted & arranged in 2021 by Grammy Award winning & Emmy Award nominated composer Christopher Lennertz.

Use Your Illusion II features the band’s Top 50 single “You Could Be Mine,” “Civil War,” which reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, Bob Dylan’s “Knocking On Heaven’s Door,” plus an alternate version of “Don’t Cry” featuring different lyrics.

Guns N’ Roses-Use Your Illusion I & II Super Deluxe Seven-CD + Blu-ray and Super Deluxe Twelve-LP + Blu-ray box sets feature a whopping 97 songs, 63 of which are unreleased audio and video tracks. The original studio albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II are both remastered for the first-time from high-resolution 96kHz 24-bit transfers from the original stereo 1/2-inch analog master tapes. The box set features an impressive, anamorphic illusion showcasing each of the two covers at different angles. The Twelve-LP box is pressed on 180-gram heavy weight audiophile black vinyl with six premium tip-on gatefold jackets. Both Super Deluxe Editions also include the complete live audio recording Live In New York, taped at the Ritz Theatre on May 16, 1991, with sound newly mixed from original multi-track tapes. This legendary show is one of three warmup shows for the Use Your Illusion Tour and features Izzy Stradlin on guitar, the original version of “Don’t Cry” and a special performance of “You Ain’t The First” both of which features the late Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon on guest vocals. Also included is the complete audio recording of Live In Las Vegas taped at Thomas & Mack Center on January 25, 1992, newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes and features the band’s new guitarist Gilby Clarke. The bonus disc is a Blu-ray Video of the complete Live In New York concert film, newly transferred from 35mm film prints to 4K UHD and presented in 1080p 24fps HD, in its entirety, along with audio mixed in Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, and PCM 48kHz 24-bit stereo. The Blu-ray menu features the brand-new live music video “You Could Be Mine.” This is the first-time release of any complete audio and video concerts from the Use Your Illusion era GN’R.


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