British Nigerian singer-songwriter Lánre releases new music video for ‘Dreams’
British Nigerian Singer songwriter Lánre is ready to start writing new music but before that she has released an official music video for ‘Dreams’, the brand new single from her Human EP. The video directed by Alexandra MacEwan features contemporary artist Rebecca Sangster.
The visual centers around the constant push and pull, mostly internal that comes with living one’s dreams. Lánre dreams hopes that this will encourage the dreamer in each and everyone to go for what’s theirs’ and to respond to the soul’s call to live one’s dreams.
In the last few months since the release of her Human EP she has been commissioned to write two songs for COAT a sold out stage play at the Roundhouse by Yomi Sode and a song for the 80th Anniversary celebration of Cable Street. She was also one of the 14 artists selected by Brighter Sound for a 4-Day Residency Artist Director’s Series led by the Mercury Award Nominee Eska and Cardboard Citizens’ Artistic Director Adrian Jackson.
LONDON Duo ‘FORTUNE’ have just released their First EP and video
Luca and Parmar have brought their musical talents together and formed Fortune, a British R&B and Hip Hop duo, who are proud to announce the release of their EP ‘CHINATOWN’. This eclectic compilation of motivational and atmospheric tracks will take the listener to a new level, and is guaranteed to captivate both commercial and genre-specific audiences with its contemporary British urban vibe, creativity and heartfelt stimulating messages.
‘CHINATOWN’ will reach out to people with popular engaging tracks, which delight ones ears. From the melodic and inspirational ‘DREAMZ’ to the sexy groove of ‘LONELY’ and the motivational banger ‘MARQUEES”, Fortune have certainly pursued musical success and innovation with tenacity; creatively pushing the boundaries of commercial R&B and Hip Hop and ensuring a British twist is added to all of the tracks.
British DJ and producer Jacob Plant has announced his latest single, ‘About You’. With collaboration a recurring theme in his career, Jacob enlists upcoming artist Maxine for what is set to be a surefire summer anthem.
Following the success of last year’s dancefloor hit ‘Bike Engine’ featuring Stylo G, ‘About You’ highlights Jacob’s diverse production skills as he creates an infectious track driven by bubble-like synths and a bass-heavy rhythm. Maxine’s soaring vocals are lusciously layered over the top to create a pop-infused melody.
New York City-based Americana singer-songwriter Brian Dunne is hitting the road in celebration of his new album, Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements, which was just released in May. The tour run includes shows with The Stray Birds, Pat McGee, and Lilly Hiatt. (See list of confirmed tour dates below; more dates will be announced soon.) Already he’s been busy on tour in 2017, including dates with Joan Osborne, Delbert McClinton, Liz Longley, and Ryan Montbleau, as well as performing on the Cayamo Cruise (along with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Brandi Carlile) in early 2017. Last year, Dunne supported tours for Will Hoge and Liz Longley, and performed at Off The Record Music Festival and Down The Hatch.
Dunne’s first single from the album, “Don’t Give Up On Me,” premiered in February on SiriusXM’s Coffee House, and the second single, “You Got Me Good,” was released in April.
Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, has teamed up with former Prince’s New Power Generation band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form the soulful, rock super group, Roadcase Royale. The band recently signed with Loud & Proud Records and plan to release their debut album, First Things First, September 22, 2017. The album was produced by fellow Roadcase Royale band member Dan Rothchild (Heart) along with the band.
“Nancy and Liv are magic together, and the musicianship is outstanding,” said Tom Lipsky, President Loud & Proud Records. “The interesting blend of talents and influences is what makes Roadcase Royale special. Most importantly, there is a fire within this group to do something original, to feed off each other and explore new creative directions. It is exciting to see that kind of passion and drive in artists that have already accomplished so much. We are proud to be their label partners.”
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that TV personality and fan favorite Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) will return as host of the “2018 Miss America Competition.” Joining Harrison as co-host of the legendary competition, once again, is popular host and lead commentator for ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and “SportsCenter:AM,” Sage Steele. Airing live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT), the “2018 Miss America Competition” will showcase the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) to compete for the coveted title of Miss America.
Skott Debuts New Video For Single “Mermaid”
Today, enigmatic Swedish siren Skott, returns with the breathtaking visual for “Mermaid,” her highly anticipated new single, out now via Sony Music Entertainment UK/RCA Records. “Mermaid” saw its official radio premiere last week on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. “Mermaid” features a slow burning crescendo of melodic piano and steadily building drum beats that, combined with Skott’s soaring vocals, create an arresting sonic masterpiece. Directed by Emile Rafael, the haunting clip was filmed in the UK and features the mysterious songbird, elegantly draped in a red gown, surrounded by a lush green forest, with exquisitely shot underwater scenes interspersed throughout.
“Leland, the Los Angeles songwriter behind some of today’s most exciting music, has released his breakout single, “Mattress”— an anthem about unrequited queer love set against soaring electro-pop production,” Out’s Justin Moran wrote on Friday. “The song’s rooted in Leland’s own experiences with romance as a gay man, but the sentiment is universal— a nuanced balance that’s made Leland a reliable hitmaker for artists like Troye Sivan, Selena Gomez, Allie X, and Daya. He’s been a pillar for Sivan’s music from the start, collaborating with the YouTube sensation on Blue Neighbourhood highlights “Youth” and “Talk Me Down,” as well as his Martin Garrix scorcher, “There For You”… But his latest co-write, the career-defining “Fetish” for Selena Gomez, signals a much-deserved shift in Leland’s deep discography— one aimed directly at mainstream success.”
Waxahatchee shares “Recite Remorse” music video
Director Ricardo Rivera elaborates on the making of the video: I am a video installation artist first and foremost, and this was the perfect opportunity for me to create an interpretive installation. I created an immersive space with layered translucent fabric and video projections and filmed Katie Crutchfield reacting to those elements. Optical layering of imagery onto the fabric and onto Katie created a video effect similar to many music videos of the ’90s, but done in practical way. Dreamy vibes for a dreamy song.
Pop-rock trio HANSON officially announce the September 8th release, with pre-sale starting today, for their 25th Anniversary Middle Of Everywhere – The Greatest Hits album. The album is the first comprehensive collection, incorporating songs from the band’s six major studio albums, as well as the new single “I Was Born,” released in conjunction with their 25th Anniversary World Tour which has seen sold out concerts throughout Europe, Australia, Latin America, the US and Canada.
“This album and the extensive world tour are really exciting for us, because it’s the first time we’ve assembled a true career-spanning collection in one product, or one concert,” said guitarist Isaac Hanson. “The addition of ‘I Was Born’ to this album is our way of still looking to the future, even as we celebrate where we have been for the last two decades,” added keyboardist and middle brother, Taylor Hanson.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE ANNOUNCE HEADLINE “THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT TOUR”
Roadrunner recording group Motionless In White have announced details of their U.S. headline THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT TOUR. Kicking off September 28th in Las Vegas, NV, the coast-to-coast trek will see Motionless In White traversing the U.S. through October in support of their new album, GRAVEYARD SHIFT, which landed at #1 on Billboard’s ‘Hard Rock Albums’ chart earlier this year (see attached itinerary). For the upcoming run, Motionless In White will be joined by Roadrunner label mates The Amity Affliction, Miss May I and one other special guest to be announced in the coming weeks. Artist presale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, July 25th at 10:00 AM EST followed by a Blabbermouth presale on Wednesday, July 26th starting at 10:00 AM Local Time. A Spotify presale will be available Thursday, July 27th at 10:00 AM Local Time with General onsale beginning Friday, July 28th at 10:00 AM Local Time.
The video for “Adiós,” the bittersweet Jimmy Webb-penned title track of country legend Glen Campbell’s acclaimed farewell album, will exclusively premiere today, July 24 via CMT where it will be broadcast repeatedly throughout the day on their 24-hour music video channel, CMT Music, and online at CMT.com. It will then go into current rotation. Directed by Peter Zavadil, the award-winning director behind videos for Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and The Black Keys, the video features iconic archival videos and photos of the Rhinestone Cowboy interspersed between the story of his guitar journeying from Nashville to California where it plays its last note. It begins with Glen’s daughter Ashley Campbell handing off the guitar in Nashville and culminates with his grandson Jeremy Olson giving the six string an emotional sendoff.
Formula 1 Ready to Bring Sexy Back to Austin, Texas
Watch F1 drivers channel their inner Justin Timberlake ahead of return to COTA!
The world’s top Formula 1 drivers are getting in the groove as they begin to look ahead to their return visit to Austin, Texas for the 2017 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX to be held at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) this October 20th-22nd.
COTA caught up with some of the biggest names in the Paddock to hear their thoughts on the upcoming 2017 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX and, more importantly, to see just how good they are at channeling their inner Justin Timberlake!
Boehm Releases “Outside Of The Lines”
Romanian artist Boehm returns to Dim Mak with the vibrant single “Outside Of The Lines.” Boehm tiptoes outside of the lines of pop music by deftly melding Laurell’s indie-tinged topline with breezy, melodic beats. On July 28th, he takes his sunny sound to Belgium for a Tomorrowland debut performance on the Dim Mak Stage, joining Steve Aoki, Keys N Krates, Borgore, and more for a legendary day of music.
Stand Atlantic (Rude Records) Unveil “Mess I Made” Single
Stand Atlantic, formed by Bonnie Fraser (vocals), Jonno Panichi (drums), and David Potter (bass), are an Alternative Pop/Rock band from Sydney, Australia that offer a fresh blend of melodic hooks and power-driven instrumentals. From the release of their debut EP to their unparalleled live performance, Stand Atlantic are tipped to be the next band to break through the Australian scene. Last month, the band announced their signing with Rude Records and shared details about their forthcoming EP, Sidewinder due out September 15th. Sidewinder is available for pre-order now here. Today they are thrilled to release their new song called “Mess I Made” which premiered exclusively with idobi Radio. The track as told by Fraser “is about making mistakes and dealing with the simple fact that only you can fix them, as much as you wish they’d fix themselves.”
One thing Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee liked to do throughout their years together in MOTÖRHEAD was grab a favorite song by another artist and give it a good old fashioned ‘Motörheading’. To run them through the Motörizer, if you will. To rock them, roll them and even give them an extra twist and edge.
In celebration of some of those finest moments, the band will release Under Cöver, a collection of some of their best covers, and a collection which will include the previously unreleased version of David Bowie’s timeless classic “Heroes”. Recorded during the Bad Magic sessions in 2015 by Cameron Webb, and was one of the last songs the band recorded together.
Under Cöver will be available in 1CD (Digi pack), 1x 180 grams Black Vinyl in gatefold, Super Deluxe Boxset (1CD digipack, 1x 180 grams black vinyl and VIP guest pass), Digital Audio and MFiT Audio.
DAWA premieres new track, “Reach”
Vienna-based band DAWA is set to release their new album “Reach” on the 4th August via Las Vegas Records. DAWA’s career highlights include playing at the 2015 FM4 Frequency Festival in Austria alongside The Prodigy, The Offspring, Echosmith and Halestorm, reaching Austrian Top40 Album & Single Charts, playing Reeperbahn Festival in 2014, and achieving second place in the National pre-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. Their track “Open Up (Urban Contact Remix)” has received over 368 thousand plays on Youtube with support from major Youtube channel Mr Suicide Sheep.
SUSANNE SUNDFØR SHARES NEW TRACK “MOUNTAINEERS” FEAT. JOHN GRANT
Alongside this announcement Sundfør has shared a second track from the album, the slow-burning, evocative “Mountaineers” which features none other than John Grant.
Of the track Sundfør explains: “‘Mountaineers’ is a song I wrote after spending a week at a retreat with The Dark Mountain Project and Way of Nature, and is inspired by a poem by the American poet Robinson Jeffers, called “Rearmament.” It’s about the importance of seeing the beauty in things in order to find purpose and strength in life.”
John Grant adds: “She blows my mind with her incredible voice.”
Sundfør’s most poignant and personal album to date, Music For People In Trouble marks her out as one of the most compelling artists in the world. The album was inspired by a journey made in a bid to reconnect, travelling across continents to contrary environments and politically contrasting worlds from North Korea to the Amazon jungle.
Conceptually, the album is an in-depth exploration into “The Pardoner”, English poet Geoffrey Chaucer’s most depraved and deceitful character from The Canterbury Tales. “The Pardoner” is a religious fraud and hypocrite who preaches against the love of greed, yet whose own love of wealth enabled him to profit off the sins of others. He claimed to work on behalf of the clergy, selling spiritual forgiveness for one’s sins in the form of his pardons, which included forged “official letters” from high ranking church officials absolving one of their sins and bones and crystals blessed with healing powers. In Chaucer’s story, “The Pardoner” tells a harrowing tale of three men whose materialism becomes the death of them.
Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival, one of the world’s most celebrated craft beer events, returns to Boston’s City Hall Plaza this September 22 and 23, 2017. Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival will once again bring over 50 international and domestic breweries to Boston, placing emphasis on rare and coveted brews. Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival, co-produced by Mikkeller and Boston Calling Events, received glowing reviews and was deemed by Paste magazine as one of the “12 Beer Festivals You Have to Attend in 2017.” Tickets for the Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival are on sale now at www.copenhagenbeerfest.com. Copenhagen Beer Festival will once again take place at City Hall Plaza, located at 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201.
The Pollyseeds just premiered their video for “Intentions (feat. Chachi)” at NPR Music, who said the video is “oozing with style.” The track is off The Pollyseeds’ debut album Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1, which was recently released via Ropeadope.
Alternative Press has streamed Juiceboxxx’s new LP ‘Freaked Out American Loser’ a week before its release! When speaking about the LP Juiceboxxx states, “Freaked Out American Loser is my attempt to make a really concise, high-energy punk-rap record. I wanted to talk about the insane, confusing life that I have lived over the past decade and build on the language of my heroes. I wanted to make an honest record with some real nerve that speaks to the eternal basement freakout energy that has forever kept me going. Beyond anything else, I wanted to prove that we are all losers, but it’s OK. Fuck everything, just keep going.”
Recorded with Steve Albini in his Chicago Electrical Audio studio, 24-7 Rock Star Shit is the quickest thing The Cribs have ever recorded — done and dusted in five days — yet has also been six years in the making. The album’s origins lie back in 2011, when the three Jarman brothers were making In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull. After recording the bulk of the album with producer Dave Fridmann in upstate New York, they flew straight to Electrical Audio and laid down four tracks for possible inclusion on …Brazen Bull. But the songs had such a spirit and sound of their own that they were laid aside for a rainy day. When it came time for the next album, there was a plan to make two LPs to represent two distinct strands of their work: a pop record and a punk record, one polished and melodic, the other raw and underworked. Yet the former took precedence, and became 2015’s For All My Sisters. The punk album – hinted at in the press – instead became a thing of fan myth.
LILY KERSHAW Returns With New Single “Party Meds”
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Lily Kershaw returns with new single “Party Meds,” a hypnotic and dreamy track that is quite a departure from the sound of her debut album, 2013’s Midnight In The Garden. “Party Meds” is the first taste of Lily’s upcoming EP, Lost Angeles, out October 6th. The accompanying music video premiered on NYLON.com, and features Lily’s friend and actress, Juno Temple.
Following the recent announcement of their fourth studio album The Great Distraction, due out September 29th 2017 via Different Recordings, Leeds-based Vessels are pleased to premiere the video for their track “Deflect The Light” Feat. The Flaming Lips on FADER.
Beer soaked bloody nose broken heart…this is what LA’s NO WIN does best. The solo project of Musician/Producer/Engineer Danny Nogueiras, is rife with honesty, distortion and great f*#king songs! With a little help from his friends Max Keuhn (FIDLAR), Brandon Schwartzel (FIDLAR), Marshall Vore (Ryan Adams, Phoebe Bridgers), and David Jerkovich (Kind of Like Spitting). NO WIN’s two new singles “Crooked Heart” and “You’ll Be Fine” released last March via Dangerbird keeps us up to speed with, and wanting more of NO WIN’s straight up, unapologetic brand of rock and roll. Just imagine if The Replacements got into a bar fight with Teenage Fanclub and somehow Superchunk ends up with the black eye…That’s NO WIN.
The Lonesome Wilderness video “Stay Out of the Sun.”
Phoenix, AZ-based desert garage/surf act The Lonesome Wilderness new music video “Stay Out of the Sun.”
Levy & The Oaks share “Out Of The Blue”
Formerly known as the Drive-Thru Records-signed Socratic, Levy & The Oaks shifts the reformed group’s towards a warmer, more natural sound. Comprised of Duane Okun (guitar, lead vox) Lou Panico (bass, percussion, backing vox) Chris Colon (lap steel, guitar, backing vox) and Ryan McNulty (drums) the band has made a name for themselves playing out in the reinvigorated Asbury Park music scene and beyond.
California chillwave/R&B artist Amber Ryann’s new record Voice Memos will arrive on August 4th, but today you can hear the first single “For Real” featuring rapper Airospace via Substream Magazine. The wavy, atmospheric pop track swims in a subterranean vibe, beginning with a delicate guitar lick that is soon washed out by Ryann’s lyrics that tackle some heavy emotions.
Tel Aviv-born musician Gal Lazer, known for his high-speed, higher-energy drumming, released his debut solo EP, Candy World/Bye Past, last week via Boiled Records.
Released under the name Gladys Lazer, it’s built on his memories of a time when he had no home, and traveled the world solely on music.