GAZ COOMBES UNVEILS SPECIAL LIVE VIDEO
In anticipation of his first-ever North American solo tour and the physical CD release of Matador, Gaz Coombes is pleased to unveil the live video for the title track to his Mercury Prize-nominated album.
The video features a minimalistic yet compelling performance of “Matador” by Coombes, Ben Walker, Garo Nahoulakian, Loz Colbert (Ride), Nick ‘Growler’ Fowler and the stunning 32-member Southbank’s Voicelab choir backing Coombes, and was recorded live at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall of February 2015. The song, which The Line of Best Fit declares as a “moving song of defiance, a tear jerker that’s also heart-warming,” is featured as the closing track on the album.
MANIC PIXI NEW SINGLE FOR FREE
Progressive pop-punk LGBT icons MANIC PIXI are at it again as they treat the world to their new heavy-hitting single, “Iron Heart,” which is also the title track of their upcoming sophomore full-length. This release presents a new sound and songwriting style to which vocalist and songwriter Kat Hamilton explains, “We are so excited to show a new side of ourselves to our fans. We see ‘Iron Heart’ as a natural progression of our ideas.”
RANEEM & EINAT “GOT ME GOOD”
“Got Me Good” is a high energy single that will surely keep you on your toes throughout the entirety of the track. It’s “got” (pun intended) a catchy hook, festival ready melody and mesmerizing vocals by the talented Einat, who’s soothing and sultry vocals captivate as swirling plucks and synthesizing chords leave listeners dancing with happy feet. As one of the lyrics in the track “got me good, so good,” it’s apparent that Einat leaves us feeling SO GOOD.
Trailmix includes both collaborative and individual songs from artists in the collective, with Lee, Jxmmi, Riff 3x being joined by throughout the project by fellow crew members BoBo Swae, formerly a member of Rae Sremmurd, and Impxct, the youngest member of the crew. Every member of the crew hails from Tupelo, Mississippi, and the project runs strong on hometown pride.
JUNGLE ROT DISPATCH NEW VIDEO ‘DOOMSDAY’
JUNGLE ROT bring you their controversial new video for ‘Doomsday,’ exclusively at Noisey/Vice. Additionally, the death metal servicemen are presenting your chance to win an Order Shall Prevail package at Lambgoat. The exclusive package includes a rare vinyl test pressing, camouflage hoodie, autographed CD, and two autographed posters.
GETTER “RIP N DIP” VIDEO
LA bass music mainstay Getter has announced his sophomore OWSLA EP, Radical Dude!, out this Friday, March 11th. The official video for “Rip N Dip” (directed by Liam Underwood) is a direct sequel to last Fall’s “Head Splitter” video which gained over 2.7 million plays, bringing back the trippy burger hallucinations and wild special effects from Visual Creatures, Kid Mograph and Delasco.
RUDIMENTAL X GORGON CITY TOUR
Harkening back to the bus tours of yesteryears, two titans of their scene, Rudimental and Gorgon City, today announced they will be crossing America for a live tour this May, bringing the unruly sounds of a new generation with them.
It’s been a seminal couple of years for both Gorgon City and Rudimental, who have channeled their roots in London club culture to emerge as arena filling and chart topping live acts. From grimy London basement rooms to headlining NYC’s Central Park, it’s been a prodigious rise for two acts birthed in the UK’s underground electronic scene.
PEEKABOO PRIMATE “SPRAY TAN”
Highly controversial Finnish alternative-metal band Peekaboo Primate has released a new video called ”Spray Tan”. Upcoming album carries the name ”Misanthropical” and is released via Inverse Records. The album also features Noora Louhimo from Battle Beast. Official release date of the album is 12th May 2016. Song is also released in various streaming services.
Check the new highly opinionated ”Spray Tan” video via link below:
MAX JURY’S VIDEO FOR “NUMB” PREMIERES VIA NPR FIRST WATCH
Max Jury’s official music video for lead single “Numb” premieres today as an NPR First Watch. Of his music, NPR says, “Jury makes music steeped in country and soul.” This track appears on his forthcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released June 3 via Marathon Artists. Watch the premiere here:
DIRTY REVIVAL PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO “LAY ME DOWN”
The Portland-based soul-funk band, Dirty Revival, releases their latest music video, “Lay Me Down”. The pop culture blog, Popwrapped, premiered the video, saying “the track, with its soul-laden rhythm, makes a refreshing change from the cheesy pop ditties dominating the charts.” “Lay Me Down” is one of the 11 tracks off the band’s debut self-titled album, which is available now on CD, vinyl and digitally.
DIPLO’S MAJOR LAZER PERFORMS HISTORICAL SHOW IN HAVANA, CUBA
International superstars Major Lazer—the collaborative project of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire—performed Sunday, March 6 to an estimated 400,000 fans at Tribuna José Martí in front of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, delivering one of the most important concerts in recent history by becoming one of the first major American artists to play the country since diplomatic ties were restored between the U.S. and Cuba.
“This is the most important show we have ever done. Muchas Gracias Cuba,” said Major Lazer creator Diplo of the show.
As part of the cultural exchange, Diplo and Major Lazer met with Cuban music students and young, up-and-coming local DJs in Havana on Saturday, March 5. Several of these musicians opened the show today.
ADESSE NEW SINGLE
‘That’s What Friends Are For’ once again shows how much drama Adesse can build into a track. Think back to those twelves from the dons of dancefloor tension – Ron Trent, Carl Craig, DJ Duke and Murk – music built for a world where the lights never come back on.
NEW VIDEO BY EAST.
In May 2012, the genesis of EAST., a duo formed byChristophe and Olivier seals the bond “to play loud being drowned in the sound.” This plan never left them, and the 2 cronies hungry of music go to the assault of a motley noise, mixing rock and new wave with electronic loops.
AWAKEN THE SHADOW “THE HUNTER”
Awaken The Shadow, are gearing up for the March 11th release of their debut album, Life Beyond The Curse, with the lyric video for the single “The Hunter” (originally premiering with REVOLVER Magazine).” “The Hunter” is also available for instant download during the current pre-sale via iTunes.
Life Beyond The Curse was produced/mixed by bass player Ali Hassan with the help from the rest of the band (Taylor Paul – vocals, Aaron Joos – guitar, Sean Salant – guitar) and mastered by UE Nastasi (New Years Day, Lamb of God, Panic! At The Disco) at Sterling Sound.
JESSICA RHODES ON ADELE TOUR
Future Soul-Pop Icon Jessica Rhodes Releases Debut Single Ahead Of Adele Arena Show.
“Who You Are”, the addictive debut single from singer and pianist Jessica Rhodes showcases her unique blend of soul and pop which has already seen her billed alongside the likes of Florence And The Machine, Maroon 5 and Iggy Azelia.
Now the stunning singer from Stratford-upon-Avon is set to wow audiences with her powerful vocals and grove-laden lashes of pop from the most colossal of platforms at the Genting Arena, playing ahead of global superstar, Adele.
ENEMY PLANES SHARE “BARE YOUR TEETH” VIDEO VIA THE LINE OF BEST FIT
Minneapolis indie rockers ENEMY PLANES share a new video for “Bare Your Teeth” this week via The Line Of Best Fit. The video was directed, animated, and edited by ENEMY PLANES’ frontman Casey Call who says of the video: “I’ve always been fascinated by stop motion animation, so this was a chance to try my hand at the art form. I didn’t realize until I really got into it the insane amount of still photos that it would take to pull off. All told, it ended up being well over 6000 photos to shoot and edit to create the animation.”
THE BAY RAYS “FOUR WALLS”
Garage rock/punk trio The Bay Rays have announced the forthcoming release of their debut single Four Walls. The Kent outfit’s frenetic blend of rock n’ roll is the ideal introduction to the band and arrives just months after their formation and subsequent support slot with Slaves.
Comprising of Harry Nicoll (vocals/guitar), Maxwell Oakley (drums) and Anthus Davis (bass), the band have been hard at work in the studio with Jolyon Thomas (Slaves, Daughter, Willie J Healy) with Four Walls the first track taken from these sessions. With a host of tour dates lined up over the next few months, culminating with a Huw Stephens Presents show at The Social, London in May, the garage rockers are unlikely to be under the radar for too much longer.
GILLIAN NICOLA DEBUT SINGLE
“My first single, “Oh Marie” draws directly on the idea that we often find it hard to call anyone or any place home. I’ve presented the story of a character who seemingly has everything she needs in life, but still has a sense of emptiness. Marie abandons it all for a new life – something that so many have dreamed of, but few have the courage to pull off. ‘Oh Marie’ is just as much about questioning how she could go through with her actions as it is about envying them. While at times it may be “pretty”, ‘No Place to Call’ is anything but that: it is charged with emotion, grit and vulnerability.” – Gillian
SOPHIE STRAUSS PREMIERES NEW SONG, “WALK EASY,” WITH AMERICAN SONGWRITER
New York City-based singer-songwriter Sophie Strauss is excited to present the second track off of her forthcoming debut EP, Yeah No Fine. Premiered by American Songwriter, “Walk Easy” is a song about the distance it takes to get over a failed relationship, and as Strauss points out, “about realizing you deserve better but also knowing you had hand in making everything fall apart.” Check out “Walk Easy” via American Songwriter HERE.
JOHN CARPENTER SHARES NEW TRACK “ANGEL’S ASYLUM”
Following the announcement of John Carpenter’s forthcoming album Lost Themes II, out April 15th on Sacred Bones, and details of his first ever live performances, today he shares the album’s second single “Angel’s Asylum”.
With the title referencing the Asylum comic book series he created with his wife and film producer Sandy King, John Carpenter says: “Angel’s Asylum has a driving rock sound and is more reminiscent of my later work. We initially started writing it for the comic book and we liked it so much we decided to put it on the album.”
“Angel’s Asylum” on Soundcloud:
JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, TIM MCGRAW, THOMAS RHETT AND CHRIS STAPLETON ADDED TO LINEUP OF PERFORMERS ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®
The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced music superstars Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton have been added to the star-studded lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Exclusive to the 51st ACM Awards, 16-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw will perform the national television debut of his new single, “Humble And Kind,” from his latest album, Damn Country Music.
FATHER “WHY DON’T YOU”
Atlanta rapper Father has announced his forthcoming ‘I’m A Piece Of Shit’ album, to be released March 25 on his own Awful Records label. “Why Don’t U”, an album cut featuring Darkwave Duchess Abra and long time collaborator iLoveMakonnen, is out today.
Father’s work with fellow Atlanta rapper Makonnen includes their 2014 hit “Look At Wrist” which NPR calls a “slow and catchy anthem” and which has gained close to 6 million Youtube views.
TREVOR JACKSON NEW SINGLE
Atlantic recording artist Trevor Jackson has unveiled a busy slate of activity, all celebrating the continued success of his hugely popular new project, “IN MY FEELINGS,” currently streaming at:
ADCB NEW SINGLE “MISSING YOU”
A Darker Color Bright (ADCB) recently released a music video for the track “Missing You.” The video, which was edited by Akila Ingvoldstad, adds something special to the track, as the camera work and editing really create a sense of loneliness. “Missing You” is currently available for download now on iTunes.
DECLAN McKENNA TO MAKE U.S. LIVE DEBUT
17 year old UK singer/songwriter Declan McKenna, will make his US debut with a slate of live shows. McKenna is scheduled to perform multiple shows at the 2016 SXSW Music Festival, kicking off on March 13 as part of the Barbarian Group showcase at the Mohawk in Austin, Texas (see dates below). He heads to Manhattan after his week of SXSW appearances for his anticipated New York City debut at Rockwood Music Hall on March 23.
MAX JURY “NUMB”
One of the finest singer songwriters to have emerged from the U.S. in recent years, Max Jury reveals the video for his new single ‘Numb’-the first to be taken from his stunning self-titled debut album which is out on Marathon Artists June 3rd.
‘Numb’ evokes the longing to escape, a longing that took him from Iowa to London, a city that’s become a second home to this accomplished young musician.
JENNY BRUCE PREMIERES LATEST SONG “COMPLICATED HEARTS”
Inspired by her own marriage and “grown-up” life experiences, award-winning singer-songwriter, Jenny Bruce, brings you “Complicated Hearts”, the latest single off her long-awaited EP Firefly in a Jar. Let’s face it: relationships are…complicated, but Jenny Bruce reminds us that while love is “never fields of flowers,” it’s worth holding on to in this modern-day love song. Songwriting Magazine, which premiered the track, calls Jenny’s music “grown-up folk pop.” Be sure to check out “Complicated Hearts” here and be on the look out for Jenny’s upcoming EP, Firefly in a Jar, out April 2016!
GARBAGE ANNOUNCE ‘STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS’
Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) today announced Strange Little Birds, their sixth studio album, which will be released on June 10th on the band’s own label STUNVOLUME. The band recently shared the title via Twitter, and today released the tracklisting and artwork. The album, produced by the band, is the follow up to 2012’s heralded Not Your Kind of People.
Working initially in Vig’s basement and then at Red Razor Sounds in Los Angeles, Garbage drew on a variety of sources, from their recent fan letters back to the albums they loved growing up. “The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically”, said frontwoman Shirley Manson. Strange Little Birds is “less fussed over” than anything Garbage has ever made. “We fell in love with immediacy,” adds Vig.
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF SPRING TOUR DATES BEGIN APRIL 21
Led by Alynda Segarra, Hurray For The Riff Raff is a dynamic part of the progressive folk scene. With songs including “The Body Electric” and “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright) from their latest LP Small Town Heroes, the band is speaking out on behalf of
women, LGBTQ and civil rights-minded communities.
They do this not only with their music but also with activism campaigns like ‘Women Are Powerful and Dangerous’ that have contributed to the Third Wave Fund and The Radical Monarchs. Continuing to bring their music and their message from town to town, the band will be joined by Nashville garage psych-rockers Promised Land Sound on tour this spring after acclaimed winter performances including their first at the legendary Carnegie Hall. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
HXLT NEW VIDEO
HXLT, the G.O.O.D. Music signee who just put out his Kanye endorsed self-titled debut album has released a video for his first single “Perfect.”
The video shows him going at it bare knuckle boxing as he has a history of doing in Chicago. You can see him live at SXSW as well as on tour with Mercury Prize winning UK hip hop outfit Young Fathers.
VICTORIA BECKHAM TO BE HONORED AT amfAR’S ANNUAL HONG KONG EVENT
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will hold its second annual fundraising gala in Hong Kong on March 19, 2016 at Shaw Studios. Uma Thurman will attend and serve as the evening’s Honorary Chair and Victoria Beckham will receive special recognition during the event for her exceptional contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS.
Pansy Ho will serve as the Event Chair. Adrien Brody, Karolina Kurkova, Michelle Rodriguez, and Michelle Yeoh will serve as Event Co-Chairs. Harry Winston and Calvin Klein Collection will generously serve as the event’s Presenting Sponsors.
JOHNNY LEE JOINS WEBSTER PUBLIC RELATIONS ROSTER
Country legend Johnny Lee, known for his dynamic stage presence and smash No. 1 crossover hit “Lookin’ for Love,” joins Webster Public Relations for publicity representation as the Texas Hall of Famer releases You Aint’ Never Been to Texas, his first studio album out in 10 years. Click here to order a copy.
“We’re honored to work with a staple in the country music industry like Johnny Lee. He’s still got that fire and energy that fans love about him,” said Kirt Webster, President/CEO.
SHARKS IN THE DEEP END SHARE SINGLE “CRASH TEST DOLL”
Austin, TX’s new-wave punk outfit Sharks In The Deep End is pleased to share “Crash Test Doll,” the second single from their upcoming debut release Killin’ Machine, available April 22,2016. Adding to the offering the band will be hosting several live performances at this year’s SXSW Music Festival.
“I MADE THIS DRUNK”
Taylor Gang Ent. rapper Chevy Woods continues to reveal his range as an artist with an introspective track with a very honest title, “I Made This Drunk.” Produced by a Pittsburgh production trio of Sledgren, Big Jerm, and Ricky P, “I Made This Drunk” finds Chevy Woods getting his Bryson Tiller on, with slow, spacious synths, chopped-n-screwed backing vox, and a laconic auto-tuned vocal. “I Made This Drunk” follows Chevy Woods’ recent And the Story Goes…, a 4-part video EP that begins with the rapper reflecting on his adolescence and contemplating career paths. Directed by Wiley Films, the 4-part video EP releases as a free download via Taylor Gang Ent.
BOSTON ROCK QUARTET THE HOUSE ON CLIFF PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “WRONG”
Boston rock band The House on Cliff are proud to debut “Wrong”, the first single from their upcoming EP Skin & Bones via Pure Grain Audio. With support already from industry heavyweights Kevin Jonas Sr. and Johnny Wright, the high-energy, infectious, guitar riff laden track serves as an appetizer to the full EP, due for release on May 13, 2016.
SWEET COBRA “REPO”
Chicago’s SWEET COBRA has just issued a brand new video for “Repo,” the track hailing from their acclaimed Earth LP. The video sees its public debut through BrooklynVegan alongside coverage of the tour the band is currently embarked on in support of the LP. “Repo” was directed by Katie Kapuza, with assistance from child wrangler Chris Batte, and stars Bishop, Christopher, and Nat.
GUCCI TO DRESS FLORENCE WELCH FOR THE “HOW BEAUTIFUL” WORLD TOUR
Gucci will dress Florence Welch for Florence + the Machine’s upcoming “How Beautiful” tour in a wardrobe of outfits from the latest runway collections by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele. The “How Beautiful” tour will open on March 11 in Bogotà, Colombia with subsequent dates across America and Europe.
This follows the recent announcement confirming Florence as the Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery Ambassador.
MEDIA SOLUTION FIRST SINGLE “DESTROY SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL” STREAMING ON METALUNDERGROUND.COM
West Coast heavy metal quintet, Media Solution, has signed with Pavement Entertainment for the release of its upcoming EP ‘The Prelude’ on April 22. Today, Media Solution has teamed up with MetalUnderground.com to stream the first single from ‘The Prelude’ entitled “Destroy Something Beautiful.” Stream the new song exclusively at:
PETE TONG PRESENTS IBIZA CLASSICS PERFORMED BY THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA
Following the incredible success of the BBC Radio 1’s Ibiza Prom at the Royal Albert Hall last summer, Pete Tong will bring Ibiza Classics along with The Heritage Orchestra to The O2, London this December.
The prom was a musical homage to Ibiza. With its infectious, energetic brand of club music reworked by the 60-piece Heritage Orchestra, singers, and synths, directed by the acclaimed conductor Jules Buckley, this new arena show will promise once again to bring an unforgettable dance-party to London.
SOPHIE & ELOISE LOVELL ANDERSON CROSS THE POND AFTER FX’S “THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER”
Sophie & Eloise Lovell Anderson, twin actresses from the United Kingdom, have taken their talents across the pond to the US upon adding FX’s“The Bastard Executioner” to their resume. The twins portrayed ‘Clara & Ramona,’ maidens sent as gifs from the king that turned into spies in the castle of Ventrishire. During their tenure on the show, the girls worked with notables such as show creator Kurt Sutter and director Paris Barclay. In addition, the Andersons worked on set with renowned actor Stephen Moyer.
With a passion for the performing arts from an early age, the Andersons started as dancers at the age of four, starring as ballerinas in theatre productions such as “Die Fledermaus.” After landing roles in West End plays and operas around the London circuit, the girls transitioned into full-time acting careers. As actors, they have shared the big screen with the likes of Steven Segal, Lydia Wilson, Anthony Head and Tony Curran. Also, the twins have collectively starred in national television campaigns for Canon Cameras, Tanquereay Gin and more.
STEREOGUM PREMIERES MOTHERS’ NEW VIDEO FOR “IT HURTS UNTIL IT DOESN’T”
“Casper has been missing since the 30th of December, but I still find his hair in my bedsheets. He was as sensitive as I was. When I walked to work in the morning, he would follow until we approached the highway, where I bullied him into turning around. He got into fights with the other cats, never could quite settle down. Last winter in a house without central heat I was doing everything I could to let the depression and anxiety finally win. Hardly more than a vague blur, this footage is the only remaining video I have of my best friend, who was so often the only thing keeping me rooted in reality, feeding me optimism, helping me survive.”
UNWRITTEN LAW UNVEIL LUSH, ACOUSTIC NEW TRACK “OBLIVION”
Formed in San Diego in the early 90’s Unwritten Law has undeniably paved the way for Rock/Alternative musicians around the world with staple Multi-Platinum releases like Elva, Unwritten Law, and Live and Lawless. At the top of the year, the band announced their highly anticipated eighth studio album, Acoustic due out April 1, 2016 via Cyber Tracks, owned by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX) and wife Jen Abeyta.
FLINT EASTWOOD SHARES NEW VIDEO
Today, Detroit’s Flint Eastwood is sharing the video for her current single, “Glitches.” The track is off the EP Small Victories. “Glitches” is the hardest hitting track in the hook-laden collection of 6 songs, released in November 2015. The EP was created as an exercise to help Flint Eastwood mastermind Jax Anderson cope with the loss of her mother. The video was filmed at the World’s Best Boxing Gym in Detroit, with directors Elysia Vandenbussche + Charles Kelly at the helm.
VANESSA ELISHA SHARES NEW VIDEO
Bullett writes, “The sultry, slow-burning song fuses Elisha’s whispery vocals with intricate production by XXYYXX’s Marcel Everrett, the Floridian talent behind 2012’s buzz-track, ‘About You.’ A natural musical match, this isn’t the pair’s first time together, having first teamed up in 2014 on Everrett’s own, ‘Unknown.’
FOXTAILS BRIGADE DEBUT NEW SINGLE “NUN BUT THE LOST”
Oakland, CA based Foxtails Brigade will release their self-titled, third full-length record on April 8th via OIM Records in North America and on Rallye in Japan. Today they release the second single from the album, “Nun But The Lost”, and announce upcoming spring tour dates. “When Laura first played me her guitar part for ‘Nun But The Lost’” says Anton Patzner of Foxtails Brigade (keyboard/guitar/violin), “I knew we were in for a challenge. The song is totally crazy and changes keys 15 times; definitely not your typical pop structure. Rather than fight the madness we decided to embrace it, putting each section completely into it’s own sonic world like an old, tripped-out Super Nintendo game.”
BONNAROO UNVEILS 2016 DAY LINEUPS
Bonnaroo today unveiled its 2016 day lineups. The world renowned four-day multi-stage camping festival, celebrating “15 Years of Magic,” will take place June 9 – 12, at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located
just 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, TN.
The 15th anniversary event will feature more than 150 bands, musicians, and comedians performing across 12 stages, including Pearl Jam, Dead & Company (2 sets), LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tame Impala (late night), Death Cab For Cutie, M83, Haim, Miguel, Chris Stapleton, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Tyler the Creator, Lamb of God, Blood Orange, Kamasi Washington, Waxahatchee, Vince Staples and many more. Additional announcements coming soon!