Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

K.I.D RELEASES “POSTER CHILD” EP

K.I.D performs songs about sexual frustration, anxiety, insomnia and other personal crises. While most modern pop seems to center around topics of love or the high life, K.I.D are providing a soundtrack for the highly medicated and the depressive. K.I.D’s new EP “Poster Child,” available digitally everywhere today via Columbia Records, can be streamed and…

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Release “Speak to a Girl” Today

Grammy award-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill released their newest collaboration, “Speak to a Girl,” to country radio today. The new single on Arista Nashville is available now. As previously announced, Tim and Faith will perform “Speak to a Girl” on the “52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™” on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:0o…

Tito Montana Video “Must Be Crazy” ft. Dave East

What makes Tito Montana stand out as an artist is the formation and ever changing sound of his music and skill in the lane he’s shaped for himself, a sound deeply rooted in true, genuine hip-hop. In his brand new video for “Must Be Crazy” featuring Dave East from East Harlem, this distinctive style and…

Kacey Johansing First Single “Do You Want Me”

“It seems great opportunities come in blessings as well as tragedies,” Kacey Johansing sings on the title track of her third album, The Hiding. After the breakup of her band Yesway, and an abrupt falling out with her closest musical collaborator, Johansing set out to record a new batch of songs that resulted from the…

Konshens x Chris Brown “Bruk Off Yuh Back”

Konshens, one of the biggest names in dancehall music over the past five years, makes history as the first Jamaican artist to sign a label and recording deal with EMPIRE, home to some of the hottest hip hop and R&B artists (Anderson .Paak, Young Dolph, D.R.A.M., Fat Joe, Remy Ma and XXXTentacion). Konshens is the…

Jack Moy Signs With Docks/Sony Music

With over 12 million streams on Spotify, regular radio plays in both Scandinavia and internationally and a guest appearances on prime time TV, the British/ Swede Jack Moy has shown that there is a place for the organic indie rock sound. Jack Moy’s natural environment is “live” with Jack’s powerful voice, energy and big sing…

Belle VEX Video “Make It Good For Her”

Last summer we brought you the “Famous” music video from up and coming indie pop artist Belle VEX. The video was an appetizing preview of things to come, and today we are very pleased to bring you the followup video for his soon-to-be-unleashed single “Make It Good For Her.” After the release and excellent reception…

BLACK LIPS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PRODUCED BY SEAN LENNON

Atlanta flower punk pioneers Black Lips have announced that their first album in three years, Satan’s graffiti or God’s art?, is set for release May 5 on Vice Records. Produced by Sean Lennon at his studio compound in upstate New York throughout 2016, the album is the group’s most musically evolved to date, while still…

Floor Staff New Video ‘Saviour’

Floor Staff is pop music that plays on the contrast between the grandiose and the intimate, persona and person, exploring themes of social expectations and their accompanying anxieties. Floor Staff is the musical moniker of Dublin based songwriter, producer and composer Anthony Donnelly. With his new EP Convictions Donnelly bravely takes this introspection to more…

John Paciga New Video “Tickling the Ivories”

Remember that thrill you felt when you were on your own for the first time in a big city? The openness of the streets, and the feeling you could go anywhere, and do anything you dreamed of doing? It was probably akin to what a truly talented young musician feels when he sits down at…

GMG Records Presents G-Sharp “Man” Produced By MasterKraft

G SHARP – Real name Chukwuebuka Goodness Michael a Reggae, Pop and Dancehall artiste from Umuozu – Ama Obollo, Isi-ala Mbano in Imo state. G Sharp started singing and playing instruments at the age of 11 when he used bamboo sticks to make danceable sounds for his peers and songs from his aunt’s hymn. G…

IGGY AZALEA’s “MO BOUNCE”

Multi-platinum Def Jam Recordings artist Iggy Azalea returns to the spotlight this week with the release of her brand new single “Mo Bounce,” dropping March 23 to radio and all digital service providers. “Mo Bounce,” produced by Stereotypes and Far East Movement, is the new single from DIGITAL DISTORTION, Iggy’s highly-anticipated new album, the follow-up…

Mark The Hammer and PC Patton Video “Never Stay Down”

Mark The Hammer and PC Patton are a duo fervent about crafting the greatest possible music and video accompaniment to share their affirmative message through their group, TeamBSRMusic. This poignant new track, “Never Stay Down” contains the same vow of strength, spirituality and positivity that they aim to spread every day. A simple, synth-filled loop…

James Blake Releases ‘My Willing Heart’ Video Featuring Natalie Portman

James Blake has released a stunning video for ‘My Willing Heart’, a highlight from 2016’s acclaimed third album The Colour In Anything. He has also confirmed a run of live dates across the summer, including those in support of Radiohead. Starring a heavily-pregnant Natalie Portman, ‘My Willing Heart’ was directed by Anna Rose Holmer and…

THE LAST BAND “White Powder” Video

The Last Band from Gothenburg plays aggressive hard rock/metal. They formed in 2011 and already in 2012 they competed against hundreds of bands in Jägermeisters contest “Released, Live & Unsigned” and won the title “Swedens best unsigned live act”. During 2016, The Last Band signed with Gain/Sony music and released their 2nd album “The Fall”…

World War IX Video “Have You Seen My Drugs?”

Brooklyn’s World War IX carries the banner of vintage American punk music in the vein of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Murphy’s Law, doing so with their tongues firmly planted in cheek. Their songs are hook riddled cautionary tales that get your fists pounding and your heart pumping. On the heels of the release of…

HYDRAH RELEASES THE CINEMATIC TRACK “OMINOUS”

Los Angeles artist Hydrah (Katie Kramarczuk), is in a category all her own. Her latest musical offering, “Ominous” showcases her mastery of two powerful genres: electronica and classical. The piece explores the underlying emotional juxtaposition between heavy electronic elements against soft piano and strings, that Hydrah describes as “a dichotomic tug of war between two…

BRKLYN & Mariah McManus Return With ‘Heart of the City’

American electro-rockers BRKLYN emphatically return to Enhanced alongside the ever-impressive vocals of Mariah McManus in their second collective outing on the label with ‘Heart of the City’. Returning with a mesmerizing dose of their exceptionally unique sound after the extraordinary success of previous releases ‘Can’t Get Enough’ & ‘Steal Your Heart’ BRKLYN’s beloved, melodic-touched &…

RICK ROSS RELEASES NINTH ALBUM ‘RATHER YOU THAN ME’ IN STORES TODAY

Building on months of widespread excitement and anticipation, four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum rap icon and Maybach Music Group mastermind Rick Ross unleashes his ninth full-length album and first for Epic Records, Rather You Than Me [MMG/Epic Records] today. Get it HERE. As soon as the 14-track offering became available at midnight, the record seized #1…

Alison Moyet “Other” video

On June 16, 2017, Cooking Vinyl presents OTHER, the brand new album by pop legend and relentless explorer ALISON MOYET. “For me, making a record at this age, lyrically, is a different proposition. Observation in most cases replaces emotion. The invisibility of middle/aged woman rather thrills me and instead I watch”, explains Moyet. “Subject matter…

John Hickman New Video “Hello Hello”

John Hickman believes that with the right inspiration and skill set the pursuit of musical dreams can be done at any time in life. This is clear from the melodic, piano-driven soft rock hit that is his newest tune, “Hello Hello.” Listeners will be transported to the musical days of 1960’s and 1970’s soft rock…

Laura Welsh New Video “‘Red”’

Laura Welsh today reveals a stunning video to accompany single ‘Red’. Babysweet has directed this one take live performance. The original cut featured on her latest EP ‘See Red’ which was released at the end of 2016, through her own imprint TwentyTwoSeven Recordings / Republic of Music. The four-track EP includes lead single ‘Red’ alongside…

Papa Pretty New Video “Let It Go”

Hailing from Jamaica Queens, NY, Papa Pretty, (AKA Papa Doc), defines authentic Hip Hop entertainment. Raised in a New York City borough that is home to many Hip Hop greats such as Nas, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, and Nicki Minaj, Papa Pretty was destined to take his place amongst the great line of MC’s…

Lostboycrow Releases Visualizer For Latest Buzz Single “Verona”

Today, Lostboycrow releases a romantic visualizer inspired by iconic scenes from various Romeo and Juliet films for his latest track, “Verona”. Verona was the town that Romeo and Juliet were from, and this visual tells Lostboycrow’s story through their eyes. The track was featured on Spotify’s sought after New Music Friday playlist and is available…

Adam Mishan New Video “Boomerang”

Adam Mishan epitomizes the hard work and determination it takes to become an icon in the ever-changing, demanding world of independent music. We are excited to bring you this musician who is currently slowly but surely taking the music world by storm with his luminous, authentic disposition that translates into a repertoire of music that…

TRIPP DENOM RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “BRIGHT LIGHTS FAST LIVING” FIRST SINGLE OFF ‘THE FUNKTIONAL ADDICT EP’

Tripp Denom has released his brand new music video for “Bright Lights Fast Living”, the first single from his forthcoming E.P. “The Funktional Addict”. http://www.trippdenom.com The song is produced by PDUB The Producer and it features San Francisco native K-Buck. It has quickly became a fan favorite. “Bright Lights Fast Living” was directed by Teddy…

K.FLAY DROPS NEW SINGLE “HIGH ENOUGH” TODAY

Hot on the heels of her SOLD OUT U.S. headlining tour, rising alt-pop/hip-hop artist K.Flay has released her brand new single, “High Enough” today. Lifted from her highly anticipated sophomore album “Every Where Is Some Where,” due out on April 7th 2017 via Night Street / Interscope Records. “High Enough” is available now on all…

SLOTHRUST “SLEEPEATER” VIDEO

US blues-grunge trio SLOTHRUST have announced the European release of their third album ‘Everyone Else’ out on 28th April via Dangerbird Records. The album announcement is accompanied by the release of the video for teaser track ‘Sleepeater’ – watch here. Slothrust, Leah Wellbaum (lead vocals/guitar), Kyle Bann (bass), and Will Gorin (drums), formed whilst all…

New Video From Plan Three ‘Welcome To The Edge’

There has been an eight-year gap between the group’s encouraging 2009 successful debut “Screaming Our Sins”, which has been played over 11.000.000 times on spotify, and their long-awaited upcoming sophomore album “Whish I Was Stormborne”. First single “Welcome To The Edge” was released January th 20th and is now visualized in a video. “Lyrically ‘Welcome…

Dumpstaphunk Video “Justice” Ft. Trombone Shorty

Ivan Neville is the son of soul superstar Aaron Neville and the nephew of Art Neville of the Meters, considered by many critics and fans to be the greatest funk band of all. For many years, Ivan Neville played alongside his uncle Art in the Neville Brothers – and contributed to albums by Keith Richards…

Linying New Video “Sticky Leaves”

Singapore’s Linying will be making her U.S. live debut with a special set in New York City for Standard Sounds tomorrow (March 10; rsvp here) before she heads to Austin for her first ever SXSW. All showcases are listed below. She has also just released an official video for stand-out track “Sticky Leaves” from her…

A Different Thread Video “Big Crane”

Travelling singer and songwriter Robert Jackson and versatile classical cellist Isaac Collier combine with stunning effect to create their own unique blend of Brit Folk/Americana for the debut EP from A Different Thread, ‘Home From Home’, released 15th April 2017. Jackson’s distinctively soulful voice, vibrato harmonica and driving acoustic guitar combines with Collier’s enchanting and…

My Silent Bravery Release Video “Face to Face” (Acoustic)

It is now becoming evident that My Silent Bravery is chock-full of authentic hits. Matt Wade’s new single “Face To Face” from the acoustic version of his latest album, Breakthrough, is no exception. Last July we brought you Bay Stater Matt Wade’s melodically contagious, ‘Drunk Off the Sun.” Reminiscent of Jason Mraz and Train, it…

Where Fires Are Release ‘I’ve Got The Time’ Video

Having just completed their UK tour, Leeds rockers Where Fires Are have revealed the video for their new single ‘I’ve Got The Time’, taken from the One Four Six One EP, out now. Suited in their signature coloured body-paint, the adrenaline-fuelled five-piece have delivered an electrifying video showcasing the volatile energy and passion they convey…

EMELINE Video Release “Angel”

This generation of teenagers is the first to live their lives on display via social media. While some shy away, others are keen to utilize this spotlight to share their story. One artist in particular is EMELINE, a singer-songwriter, actress, multi-instrumentalist, model, activist, and entrepreneur from Providence, Rhode Island. On top of her genuine personality,…

VÖK SIGNS TO NETTWERK RECORDS + NEW VIDEO

Nettwerk Records is thrilled to announce Icelandic electronic pop band Vök to its growing and diverse roster. The band will release their highly anticipated debut studio album Figure on April 28 via Nettwerk Records. Recorded with producer and Jack Garrett collaborator Brett Cox, the album follows two critically acclaimed EPs Tension (2013) and Circles (2015).…

Prime Ministers New Single “Satisfied”

“Satisfied is our song about relationships and our expectations of others,” front man Ernesto Estrada explains. “This song turned into being our show opener because it grabs people right away and has a great tempo. At the end of the day with relationships you are either satisfied or you’re not.” http://primeministersband.com/ Hailing from our southern…

K Camp “Rockstar Crazy” New Video

In the fast-paced world of rap music, some artists are lucky enough to have opportunities fall into their lap and blow up instantly. Then you have the ones who have to toil behind-the-scenes before they finally get their chance to shine. K Camp, the man behind the hit singles “Money Baby” and “Cut Her Off”…

Little Rêd Streams Debut Single ‘Hell’

Above swirling guitars and dreamy synths, Little Rêd sings her anthem for love-worn relationships. Hell is her debut single, produced by Ed Tullett (solo artist, producer and collaborator with Novo Amor), it’s a song about the battle between fear and love exploring themes of heartbreak, anxiety and bravery. Little Rêd’s hook-laden soundscape wouldn’t be out…