CHASE & STATUS WATCH “WHA GWARN?” FEAT. BONKAZ ON NOISEY
In the build up to the release of their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Chase & Status return with the aptly named London Bars series via their own MTA Records; which sees them unite once again with some of the UK’s most prominent players. The last decade has seen the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Tempa T, Plan B, Roll Deep (Riko, Scratchy and Trim) all feature on Chase & Status records and now the duo are set to continue reaffirming their British roots and connection to the underground with several colossal collaborations.
SWIM DEBUT SINGLE
Swedish duo Swim are today sharing their debut single ‘Next To Me’ – a warm and alluring soundscape dashed with Swedish melancholy, the contrasts of intimacy and distance are depicted through a strumming bass enriched by playful, melodic synths and frontwoman Erika’s heavy-hearted vocals. Through its beautiful and complex composition ‘Next To Me’ evokes a sense of happiness spotted by dark dots.
Stream ‘Next To Me’ here:
LOWKI ‘AUTUMN’ EP
Their first official release, a mini EP entitled ‘Autumn’ – includes debut track ‘F.A.C.E’ which received a host of support from the likes of; Huffington Post, Hilly Dilly and BBC Radio 1, with Huw Stevens going on to shortlist it for the ‘Radio 1 Best of BBC Introducing’ playlist, as well as racking up 100k spins on Soundcloud!
The Autumn EP premiered online yesterday and includes the new single, title track – Autumn.
AMAZON RELEASES ‘INDIE FOR THE HOLIDAYS’
Making the most wonderful time of the year even more festive, Amazon today announced the availability of Indie for the Holidays, a new collection of holiday music exclusively available to stream on Prime Music and purchase on Amazon. Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan have unlimited ad-free access to newly-written or recorded holiday songs from artists including YACHT, Rogue Wave, Lisa Loeb, Langhorne Slim, Tuxedo, Ivan & Alyosha, The LeeVees & Matisyahu, A Silent Film, Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff and many more. Prime members can listen to the new collection of holiday songs via the Amazon Music app on Fire devices, Amazon Echo, iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets, or on the Web at www.primemusic.com, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening.
BLACKMALE BEATS “SMILE”
Inspired by the positive vibes and heart-is-in-the-groove output of neo-soul greats such as Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith and Jill Scott, ‘Smile’ sets snatches of lustrous strings, stirring horns and sweet choral backing harmonies to a wickedly funky breakbeat and a velvety bassline. It’s a fusion of hip-hop and jazzy R&B that comes on like a contemporary repurposing of the downtempo chilltronica of a Morcheeba or Zero 7. Taking the lyrical spotlight to spread this universal celebration of love is the richly mellifluous vocal of Hackney songstress Meakoom, who earlier this year stepped back from her role fronting renowned trip-hop act The Kemistry to focus on her own Afrocentric inspirations and love of soul. She’s certainly found kindred spirits in Blackmale Beats, and ‘Smile’ is their masterwork.
BOSSIE PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “TELL IT ALL”
Says Douris, “This song came from the anxiety I have about forgetting things. Every year, I forget another childhood memory, and it breaks my heart a little each time. We do a lot of showing and telling these days. Sharing life moments, posting pictures, updating statuses. Sharing helps us hold on to the past. But just sharing your perspective isn’t enough. We also need to ask about and listen to other people’s experiences, and I worry that I don’t do that enough. We need to ask our loved ones to tell us their stories, because storytelling is how we connect to each other. It keeps our memories alive and reminds us who we are.”
DRAYTER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “NINE”
Drayter, the pop/rock band from Dallas, Texas, will release its debut studio album “NINE” December 18th via Platinum Jack Entertainment. Recorded in Los Angeles, California and Mandeville, Louisiana, the album was produced by heavy-weight producers Matt Squire (One Direction, Arianna Grande, Good Charlotte, Selena Gomez Panic! At The Disco) and Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Godsmack, Slipknot). The album consists of 8 tracks, ranging from songs about perseverance and overcoming personal tragedy (“Mother Says”) bullying and acceptance (“Not Alone”) to emotionally charged anthems (“Run”, “Criminal”). The album will be available for pre-order via iTunes on November 27th.
CELINE DION WILL PERFORM “HYMNE À L’AMOUR” IN FRENCH AT THE “2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®”
dick clark productions and ABC announced today that Celine Dion will perform a special rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymne à L’Amour” in French as tribute to those affected by the recent attacks in Paris at the “2015 American Music Awards.”
“We felt it was important to show our solidarity in light of the recent events in Paris and all around the world,” said Larry Klein, Producer of the “2015 American Music Awards.” “Celine’s performance will help us express our feelings through song, when words do not suffice.”
The “2015 American Music Awards” will broadcast live on Sunday, November 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
THYLA NEW SINGLE
Brighton rockers Thyla have just revealed their latest single Us And Them. The track is another scintillating grunge pop anthem and arrives at the perfect time, reinforcing the band’s huge sound ahead of what is sure to be a busy 2016.
Comprising of Millie Duthie (vocals/guitar), Danny Southwell (drums), Elis Davies (guitar) and Dan Hole (bass/vocals), the quartet have retained a mystical presence since forming earlier this year, choosing instead to quietly hone their skills on the live scene. Behind the scenes, they have also spent time at the Ranch Production House recording upcoming single Us And Them and follow-up Car Crash which are sure to catapult them into the spotlight before long.
Tastemaker Frank The Butcher recently launched his Business As Usual campaign with Puma and has been releasing a slew of new music . He’s tapped artists such as Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike, for the “Eat What Kill” record pt.1 and Detroit lyricist Royce Da 5’9″ for “Eat What You Kill” pt 2. Now he brings it back home for an name you may or may not be familiar with, grabs hometown compadre and protege Avenue for “UNGODLY”
MONSTER TRUCK NEW TRACK “THE ENFORCER”
Last month, Monster Truck teased the new record with the release of the highly contagious first single “Don’t Tell Me How to Live”. The lead track catapulted into the Top 5 at Canadian Rock radio in just three weeks and is already becoming a sports arena favourite, having been featured during a number of major sports events over the past few weeks. Today, the band is thrilled to unveil “The Enforcer”, the second track off of their forthcoming record. The high-energy hockey anthem is now available to listen to via YouTube. Of the song, guitarist Jeremy Widerman commented, “We wanted to write a raucous and anthemic tribute to our favorite sport, hockey…a rock n’ roll salute to enforcers everywhere who live by the unspoken code that demands retribution for a fallen teammate. ‘The Enforcer’ is a song that could serve as the soundtrack to a highly-anticipated game and as the victory song after a crowd-raising fight or goal.”
BØRNS ‘ELECTRIC LOVE (OLIVER REMIX)’ OUT TODAY
Oliver, the producer / DJ duo of U-Tern and Oligee, have remixed BØRNS’ current single “Electric Love.” The “Electric Love (Oliver Remix)” is available now for digital download and streaming via digital subscription services.
Following the release of a critically acclaimed debut LP, ‘Abandon Ship’(LINK) in November 2014 (debuting at #1 in Australia, #3 in the US and #4 in the UK) revered production duo Knife Party reveal a new four-track EP – out today debuting at #1 on iTunes Dance chart in US, UK and Canada – that nods to the duo’s trailblazing approach to dance music, ‘Trigger Warning’ arriving November 20th on Earstorm/Big Beat Records.
CLOAK OF ALTERING NEW SINGLE
Returning with the follow-up to the maniacal 2014 album Plague Beasts, CLOAK OF ALTERING unleashes yet another brain-scrambling blast of mutated symphonic black metal, nightmarish breakcore madness, and hellish electronics fused together into a sweat-soaked, chrome-plated nightmare. As the fateful day of this release draws nearer, Heathen Harvest aids in delivering this auditory catastrophe into the public domain one slab at a time, the underground periodical offering “Cave Systems Of The Outer Moons” for your listening horror.
MAJOR LAZER ANNOUNCE SINGLE ‘LIGHT IT UP’ [REMIX] OUT NOW
The global phenomenon that is MAJOR LAZER today announce the Peace Is The Mission Extended edition of their break-through third album. Out November 27th via Because Music/Mad Decent, the record features five bonus tracks including a brand new remix of ‘Light It Up’ featuring the Ghanaian/British rapper Fuse ODG and Jamaican pop star Nyla.
TOKiMONSTA “PUT IT DOWN”
Los Angeles-based producer TOKiMONSTA just announced details for her upcoming mini-album Fovere available January 29 on her own imprint, Young Art Records. First single Put It Down featuring Anderson .Paak & KRNE premiered on The FADER and can be heard here:
AUGUST RIGO RELEASES LATEST VIDEO FOR SINGLE “VERSIONS”
In anticipation of the The Fall Out’s US release, the album currently boasts critical acclaim in both Japan (September 2015) and Canada (November 2015). Fans can also hear Rigo’s latest songwriting success with “Sex You Back To Sleep” as recorded by Chris Brown with rave reviews from VIBE, HYPETRAK, Fuse, Complex, BET, MTV and Billboard. Stay tuned for more from August Rigo!
9-YEAR-OLD’S “VOICE WILL GIVE YOU CHILLS AS SHE CHANNELS BILLIE HOLIDAY”
Today, 9-year-old Norway’s Got Talent winner, Angelina Jordan released her debut EP ‘My Christmas’ on iTunes. The EP features three holiday classics re-imagined, including “White Christmas,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and “Silent Night.”
Jordan’s unique and ‘seriously soulful’ (People Magazine) performances form to create a stunning debut record release from the unstoppable songstress. Recorded in Stockholm, ‘My Christmas’ caps a marker year for the budding star, who has already been celebrated by the likes of UK tabloid the Daily Mail and Time Magazine, who wrote “(Angelina’s) incredible voice will give you chills as she channels Billie Holiday.”
NIGHT BEATS NEW SINGLE
Night Beats have announced details of the release of their new album. Who Sold My Generation will be released on Heavenly Recordings on January 19th. The band have shared the new track ‘Power Child’ via Brooklyn Vegan. This comes on the heels of their appearance at M for Montreal tonight and Toronto show on Saturday. Today they have also announced a Los Angeles show at The Echo on January 19th.
HANK WILLIAMS JR. TO PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY ON CMT NOVEMBER 21
Hank Williams Jr. will premiere his highly anticipated new music video for “Are You Ready for the Country” featuring Eric Church exclusively on CMT beginning Saturday, November 21 through the weekend. The video will debut during “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” airing November 21 at 9/8c, on CMT.com and on the CMT Artists app. Vevo and syndicated partners will follow on Monday, November 23. The pair shot the video in Nashville at The City View Apartments parking structure with scenes focused heavily focused on the live performance with the background alternating between the vibe of country and city. Fans got a preview of what to expect during the opening of the 49th Annual CMA Awards where Hank Jr. and Eric performed the single and garnered critical acclaim with Billboard calling it “a strong opener” and RARE saying the two “rocked some faces off.”