WALLACE releases visuals for Frida Kahlo inspired “Negroni Eyes”
After an impressive debut year in 2015, future-soul singer Wallace is back with her first music video for Frida Kahlo inspired “Negroni Eyes”. The audio, produced by Adventures of Godriguez (Sampa The Great), has been given a fresh visual directed by Gregoire Liere and filmed by Sean Dooley.
WALLACE is a multitalented, multifaceted artist who designs all her own artwork and imagery associated with her music. She took a very hands-on approach with the production of this music video including including playing a key role in making decisions from everything from the location, to her outfit and the color spectrum.
One part vocals, one part machines – meet NAATIONS. Premiering via COMPLEX, debut track ‘Kingdom’ is a powerful statement of intent that outlines the duo’s realm – a strong nod to an island grit and verses that delve into the human condition. With a finely tuned swagger reminiscent of an M.I.A., Elliphant or Rudimental track, Dunn riffs on reality and ambition, promising to move the empire.
Project Silence ‘Perversion’ New Lyrics Video
Project Silence, a band is known from their energetic live performances and tight playing is an industrial metal outfit from Finland, combining extreme metal to headbanging industrial.
Their new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by themselves and features some thrash, black and extreme metal influence. “Slave To The Machine” is centered around themes of Sci-Fi, violence, sex, love and misery.
Swedish female duo I Am Karate release new single ‘Swayze’
Swedish electro-pop act I Am Karate release their brand new single, Swayze’, today.
The duo – Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Petterson – pull together elements of indie-pop, R&B and hip hop. The result is a mesmeric, beat-driven soundscape, which delves into flighty rolls of bass and tantalising electro, made in homage to the legendary Patrick Swayze, released on the late star’s birthday – August 18th.
I Am Karate’s previous self-released single ‘Bitter’ has clocked up close to a million plays on Spotify, following inclusion on viral charts around the world, and saw them nominated for the Best Unsigned Award at the highly revered GAFFA Awards in their home country earlier this year.
Slaves strike back with ‘Spit It Out’, an explosion of punk-rock fury that trails second album, ‘Take Control’, produced by one of the legends of early hip hop and New York punk, Mike D. The single’s simmering verses boil over into a chorus of red-flag anger, about apathetic early-twenty-somethings who moan about their lot, but refuse to do anything about it.
One of the most iconic and instantly recognizable voices in music history is back in a way you’ve never heard before. Multi-platinum artist Macy Gray makes her Chesky Records debut with her new jazz-infused album Stripped, an intimate offering recorded live on high resolution audio in a decommissioned Brooklyn church around one binaural microphone. Out on September 9th, Stripped features new original songs, intriguing covers, and stunning new arrangements of her classic hits.
21-year-old South Londoner Loyle Carner, releases the video for his next single ‘No CD’, which was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The ‘No CD’ video which features a host of friends, family and contempories was directed by rising director Alessandra Kurr and will be released via AMF Records.
Introducing TAYLA Debut Track ‘Call Me Danger’
Poised to become one of this summer’s most addictive anthems, ‘Call Me Danger’ is a soul-laden slice of mid-90’s R&B that serves as a confident & powerful introduction to the artist.
Last week while on Billboard’s Alt In Our Stars podcast, ex-Paramore drummer Zac Farro finally revealed the release date of the forthcoming album from his main project, HALFNOISE. The band’s latest album, Sudden Feeling, will be out on Congrats! on September 9th, available for pre-order starting Friday, August 26th, and pressed on vinyl later in the fall.
Tempest le Mans is the project of Nathan Castiel. Now based in Los Angeles, he pulls scenes of suburban youth from his formative years spent in the San Fernando Valley. Inspired by the intimacy of Big Star and the audacity of ELO, Tempest le Mans makes pop music that mixes the genuine with the sardonic.
Singer, songwriter and all-around musician, Verny Varela is back from an exhaustive promo run in his native town of Cali, Colombia, one of the most traditional working-class cities with neighborhoods known for their love of salsa. The media reception in support of his recently released single, “Vive el Momento” (Live the Moment) co-produced by GRAMMY nominees, Luis Bonillas and Luisito Quintero, has been a tremendous homecoming with countless radio visits and TV appearances.
Renowned celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton has dubbed the single as “…such a homerun!!!,” adding it to his Listen to This: Oprah Approved selections. “It’s devoid of any cheesiness! Amazing rhythms and an even stronger message delivered in such an uplifting way!,” he adds.
The spirit of the album was born during their first trip to Tallahassee, Florida to meet George Clinton, resulting in their 2015 single together, ‘In Da Kar’ featuring the one and only Sly Stone, and featured on Funkadelic’s 2015 critically acclaimed album. For their own album Soul Clap returned to Tallahassee to record at Clinton’s What? Studios, collaborating with many fresh young and local talent work day and night in P-Funk’s creative space. Between there, Miami, Red Bull Studios Manhattan, Midnight Magic’s studio in Greenpoint and Charlie Levine’s Rad Pad in Williamsburg, this body of music took its shape.
Four time GRAMMY award-winning hip hop icon Lil Wayne is set to bring the second annual Lil’ Weezyana Festival to his hometown of New Orleans, LA in partnership with New Orleans’ radio station Q93 & Morris Bart, Esq., on Saturday, August 27th. The one-evening event hosted by Karen Civil and Q93 will include a special performance from ColleGrove – the massive collaborative project between Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Mystikal, Migos and more. The now annual festival began last year, and featured Lil Wayne reuniting with The Hoy Boys, a special appearance by Drake, and more. The festival will return again to the Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. It will also be streamed for fans around the world exclusively on the TIDAL X platform.
From breakthrough performances at SXSW and The Great Escape, to their current run of SOLD OUT headline shows in the capital, and landmark festival appearances at Glastonbury and Latitude, Blaenavon are rapidly emerging as one of 2016’s most exciting new acts.
Danny Brown “Pneumonia”
After announcing the 9/30 release of Atrocity Exhibition (Warp) earlier this week, Danny Brown today shares the Evian Christ-produced new single “Pneumonia”. It was premiered on Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning and is available as Instant Grat with album pre-order at participating stores and streaming services. Catch Danny Brown on tour this fall – dates and links to check all below.
From down the end of Los Angeles, the barebones gravepunk duo Band Aparte strips down and combines elements of gothic rock, synthpunk, and beachy lo-fi as macabre appreciation simmers in the gut of the city. Vocalist Brian Mendoza effortlessly channels Joy Division and Nick Cave, crooning into a death bouquet with his shirt unbuttoned. But he’s not doing it to imitate Morrissey’s aesthetic — Band Aparte’s shows are fast and fierce, and the crowd works up a sweat at every venue they play.
Today, Coldplay revealed the video for “A Head Full Of Dreams,” the title track from their new hit album.
The video was filmed in Mexico City in April during the band’s sold-out Latin American stadium tour. Directed by Marcus Haney and shot predominantly on Super 8mm film, it features the band members cycling to their show at the city’s Foro Sol venue, where they set a new attendance record. The video begins with Charlie Chaplin’s speech from The Great Dictator, which also opens the band’s live show.
Michael Buble’s new album NOBODY BUT ME Is scheduled to be released on October 21st, it was announced today by Warner Bros./ Reprise Records. Nobody But Me is the multi-Grammy, multi-platinum award winning singer’s first album in three years and is his 9th studio album. It follows the critically acclaimed To Be Loved album which was his fourth album to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts.
The exciting new collection of original pop tunes and beautiful standards highlight Buble’s talent as a profound interpreter of the American songbook as well as his gifted songwriting and producing style.
Rusty Pelicans are back in full force after reassembling to celebrate their 20th Anniversary in 2015 and have not let up since. The “We Like” Remix is the latest in a string of singles the group has been releasing to build awareness of their full length album, Apartment 7 due September, 2016. Produced by Mammyth, the remix visits the EDM realm, a territory not often occupied by hip-hop groups and is perhaps most indicative of early Jungle Brothers vibes.
Trap King Fetty Wap gifts fans “Different Now,” the second single off his upcoming sophomore album, due out this winter. Produced by Vinylz & Frank Dukes, the track evokes a signature Fetty feel as the immensely popular rapper recalls a time when he wasn’t so #blessed.
From Indian Lakes and Triple Crown Records are excited to share “The Monster,” the first single off the band’s forthcoming record, Everything Feels Better Now. Premiering today on NPR Music, “The Monster” showcases songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Joey Vannucchi’s trademark penchant for melodies and layered guitar lines that never leave your head.
K.Flay releases a brand-new EP — Crush Me —today for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers. An alternative artist and producer with hip-hop influences, K.Flay is the first signing to Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds imprint Night Street / Interscope Records.
The four-track Crush Me EP showcases K.Flay’s fearlessly honest songwriting and includes her new single “Blood In The Cut.” “The song is about the desire to inundate yourself with pain or angst or noise or joy, or really any experience, in order to have ownership of the feeling,” says K.Flay. “Though it emerged from a dark place, the song quickly morphed into a celebratory thing, which was surprising and cool for me. It kind of felt like I was enacting the song as I wrote it.”
Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of U.S. blackened noise occultist T.O.M.B. for the release of its impending Fury Nocturnus album, currently set for release on October 21, 2016.
The band comments: “With the release of ‘Fury Nocturnus’ under the banner of Peaceville Records, T.O.M.B. will now enter a new era in composing nefarious noise frequencies, giving new life to the sonic musical sorcery we choose to conduct. It is a true honor to have T.O.M.B. recognized by a label that for decades has been historical in providing a solid foundation and support-mechanism for their individual artists to flourish, within the realms of extreme music. Peaceville’s acknowledgment of T.O.M.B.’s authentic approach and past accomplishments is extremely exciting, and we are completely grateful to be granted the opportunity to be a part of such a professional and prestigious label.”
“The worst thing I could possibly do is be in a band,” says Black Foxxes frontman, Mark Holley, with a dry laugh. “For my mental health, for my physical health… For everything, really. But something always drags me back to writing and performing. It’s like there’s something wired in me.”
The Stockholm based solo artist and producer Olsson has released his highly anticipated debut EP, “HOLD ON” today on Universal Music. The dance-floor filler EP is available now on all digital platforms as well as on classic 12″.
The EP includes Olsson’s acclaimed debut single “HOLD ON” which features Swedish artist Mapei, and received its worldwide premiere on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show earlier this summer. The track has gone on to receive worldwide acclaim and support from fans and the media, during such uncertain times, “HOLD ON” has fast become an uplifting anthem for many in 2016.
He’s been called a modern day Paul Robeson, a true present day renaissance man and the title is befitting this talented young Rapper, Honor Roll Student-Athlete, Entrepreneur, World Traveler and Volunteer. But more than anything he is involved; and its this involvement that led him to create the “Don’t Be Trumped” video campaign that speaks to the disrespectful and insensitive campaign being run by Donald Trump.
“Many of our early songs were mining a similar vein. Most of The Minder’s songs are either love songs or breakup songs. ‘Needle Doll’ is somewhat of an exorcism of a relationship gone wrong,” singer and songwriter Martyn Leaper told Consequence of Sound about the creation of their latest single “Needle Doll.”
After a national tour with Neutral Milk Hotel just last year, The Minders return with their long awaited LP Into The River, recorded over three years with Larry Crane of Jackpot! Recording Studio. On recording and producing the record Crane said “It’s one of the projects I’m most proud of that I’ve produced.”
On September 23, Reckless Kelly will celebrate their 20th anniversay with the release Sunset Motel, their first album with Thirty Tigers and follow up their Grammy Award winning 2013 release Long Night Moon.
Today, Taste of Country premiered “Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now,” the second single to be released from the new collection. Sterling Whitaker wrote, “The Austin-based band were Americana before there really was such a term, combining roots, rock and country influences into an uncompromising musical approach that has earned the Grammy-winning group a very steadfast and loyal following.”
Rising UK dance music duo Tough Love release their new single “Like I Can” [feat. Karen Harding] today via Casablanca Records.
Vansire was created by Josh Augustin and Sam Winemiller in the summer of 2015. The two had just finished their junior and senior year of high school, respectively, having spent most of high school playing together in many settings. Their first musical interaction was on their school’s drumline in their pep band, and they went on to play in the school’s symphonic winds band, pit orchestras, and jazz band.
CARNOPHAGE’s new “Resistance Against Mind Clouding Heresy” track comes hammering forth through an exclusive premiere at reliable metal portal No Clean Singing, the blog offering, “The song hammers like a pile-driver, and the vocals are convincingly gruesome and barbaric, but the guitar work is so intricate and inventive that the music is also capable of twisting your neurons into new configurations and setting off fireworks behind your eyes. The band also find room for tendrils of bleak, ominous melody that generate a foreboding atmosphere of inhuman threat, while keeping listeners off-balance with unpredictable changes in tempo and time signature.”
Milwaukee’s B Justice follows up the release of the visual for his single “Fall Back Game” Ft. Jacob Latimore with his anticipated full-length, Rico Love-hosted project, “Immortal” accompanied by a bonus video entitled “Nobody.” Justice’s thirteen-track project featues the boardwork of Bag$, Shank, Derelle Rideout, King Nov and more with features by Bag$ & Ray Rizzy, in addition to Jacob Latimore. “Immortal” is a solid example of the down-to-earth, no nonsense lyricism that the Midwest is famous for and at which B Justice excels.
Today, Sara Jackson-Holman premieres “Too Late” via All Things Go. The song will be released on her upcoming album ‘Didn’t Go To The Party,’ via Expunged Records on September 16th.
I’m a feeler, I’m a dreamer, a monsoon….enigmatic, but magnetic too
These are some of the first lines from Sara Jackson-Holman’s new album, Didn’t Go To The Party, to be released this autumn on Expunged Records. Opening track “Monsoon” is an exploration of self and an embracing of contradictions, a theme which echoes throughout this work of lush, timeless orchestral pop. A classically-trained pianist as well as a pop singer-songwriter, Sara weaves together her varied musical loves (including Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Serge Gainsbourg and Erik Satie) into a rich and playful fabric.
Dayton, OH native M Ross Perkins has been taping himself at home for well over a decade. But on his newest self-titled debut effort, he’s truly hit his stride in crafting effortless California psych grooves seasoned with British invasion guitars – and all with an achingly tuneful voice recalling Nilsson & Lennon. Clever lyrics and atmosphere for days.
Today, Kent-based 4 piece Get Inuit are sharing their explosive new single Teriyaki ahead of an extensive run of tour dates, and festival appearances.
From the sunny streets of the South East of England, Get Inuit play dirty guitar pop. Having spent the last 12 months fine-tuning their fuzzed-out live show, supporting the likes of VANT, Spring King, The Magic Gang, PUP, Slaves and DZ Deathrays along the way, theyve never lost sight of the earworm pop sensibility they hold so dear – and new single Teriyaki is absolutely no different.
Temple of the Dog – the Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) – has reunited and will tour for the first time ever since forming in 1990. Read Cornell’s interview with Rolling Stone and listen to the band’s previously unreleased track “Black Cat” HERE.
Australian artist BOROKO has released his second full-length album, “Western Child.” Following on from 2013’s multi-instrumental effort, “Almost Human,” BOROKO’s sophomore LP contains eight distinctly varied rock numbers, from the moody disquiet of “Because Life,” to the sunny escapism of “We Away.”
In a deviation from the largely solo design of its predecessor, “Western Child” is the product of an intensive period of live BOROKO performances across New York City between 2013 and 2015, undoubtedly lending to the album a greater cohesion and depth of sound.
Country slackers The Glorious North aim to lead you into the beautiful darkness with songs about whiskey, woe, lost loves and loaded Lugers. Like the love children of Hank Williams and Dinosaur Jr, The Glorious North mix tremolo, twang and temerity to fashion swaggering country rock that will make you wanna cheer, cry and puke into your Stetson . . . possibly all at the same time. If you like your country music dark and a bit dog-eared, then it’s time you got the glory with The Glorious North.
After a whirlwind release week filled with sold-out shows, once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences and late night adventures, JUSTIN MOORE has much to celebrate as his fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE (The Valory Music Co.) notches the #1 spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The project features his newly minted Top 5 single “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and also earned the singer his fourth Top 10 All Genre debut, landing at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The Poyen, AR native showed no signs of slowing down with a packed show in his home state before continuing to Nashville, TN, Charlotte, NC, Harrisonburg, VA and Indianapolis, IN for intimate performances of his new music as well as his most popular hits. The platinum-selling singer then celebrated post-show by cooking up some of his favorite dishes at Waffle House® locations in each market.
Paul Bergmann will release his debut full-length album, Stars And Streams, on August 26. The album is the follow up to the criticially acclaimed Romantic Thoughts EP out now on Fairfax Recordings. American Songwriter has premiered Stars And Streams ahead of Friday’s release date. Paul Bergmann tells American Songwriter, “I recorded Stars And Streams in one day. I needed to purge. I had a backlog of material and these were some of my favorites. It’s a short album because I scrapped two songs in order to keep things concise and cohesive. It’s my most intimate and unaffected release, and in that way it’s very meaningful to me. It’s a slow burn. Cosmically, it’s a field recording of the subconscious; literally, a documentation of feeling and experience.
Blink 182, Paramore and All Time Low are just a few of the influences shining through on the huge new single from ICYMI, “Get Out” – set for release this September and premiered today via Punktastic.
The four-piece pop-punk hopefuls from Gloucestershire have recently signed to Sound-hub records (the same people who brought you Liverpool Sound City performers, I Set The Sea On Fire) and are making their powerful debut with a pop-punk snarl. Bright, urgent guitar riffs are paired seamlessly with the commanding vocals of Elin Allan in ‘Get Out’ and the soaring hooks on offer deliver enormous promise of what’s to come for ICYMI.
Californian rhyme queen K.Flay has announced her new single ‘Blood In The Cut’, to be taken from her brand new 4-track EP Crush Me, out now via Interscope / Polydor Records.
The moody and infectious lead single turns emotional damage into unexpected greatness. The lyrics are spiked with confessional barbs, but K.Flay never loses her cool, and lines like “reading through your messages/my favorite way to die” slip right into the song’s stripped-down arrangement of bright beats and buzzsaw guitars.