Vibrant German producer LYOD premieres with his debut single, “Run Away” on Breathe Heavy.
The emotional summer single is characterized by driving beats, mesmerizing melodies and refined effects. Vibrant synths and a tropical drum wrap around Lucas’ soaring lyrics. Despite this comforting sonic escape, British vocalist Alex Lucas croons a repeating sharp line:
“wasted on a generation fighting for peace, but I’m just now wise enough to see the truth”
Today, Northern Irish rock band And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) have announced their return with their new forthcoming album ‘The Endless Shimmering. This will be the eclectic quartet’s fifth full length album following on from their widely acclaimed album ‘Heirs’. Alongside the announcement of their new album. the band have also premiered a new video for the first single from the album entitled ‘A Slow Unfolding Of Wings’ with DIY.
Man Without Country New Song
After a two-year dormancy, Welsh native vocalist and musician Ryan James has returned with his most distinguished musical project; Man Without Country. An independent re-launch which comes with a digital, double A-sided release, aptly entitled ‘Lion Mind / Jaws of Life’.
The beat-driven ‘Lion Mind’ features the airy vocals of Finnish singer-songwriter SANSA, whose most notable work includes her collaboration with Kaskade on the track ‘A Little More’. ‘Jaws of Life’ exposes James’ introspective side, and showcases his talent for eighties-esque, synthesiser-based music production and beat manipulation, which could be compared to the work of Ulrich Schnauss, Apparat, or perhaps most recently the soundtrack to the Netflix original series Stranger Things.
Three For Silver Releases ‘The Way We Burn’
The upcoming album from Portland trio Three For Silver, The Way We Burn, plays like a dark cabaret of showstopping numbers from a twisted Disney musical that doesn’t have the good sense to actually exist. The album is due out September 1 on Foggy Night Records.
JOY CROOKES – OFFICIAL ‘POWER’ VIDEO
Emerging UK singer-songwriter Joy Crookes is an 18-year-old South Londoner who has picked up fans including Brooklyn Beckham (who posted Joy?s music on his instagram and invited her to his book launch), alongside new music playlist slots on Spotify and Apple Music, and accolades across The Fader, MTV, Wonderland Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, Notion Magazine, CLASH, The 405, Indie Shuffle, Gal-dem and more.
The ?Power? video was all done DIY and features Joy with her Mother, Grandmother and formidable force of female friends. In Joy?s words, ?Power is a song about the misuse of power. I felt like it was important to speak on this issue especially considering our current social climate. The misuse of power is something we’re all aware of, especially at this time. This song is dedicated to those who feel powerless.? Obviously it hits on such a hugely relevant issue worldwide and you can feel the defiance in the video.
Following the recent release of his internationally acclaimed album A Kind Revolution, Paul Weller continues to push himself creatively and has recorded a brand new, thought-provoking track entitled “Mother Ethiopia,” which consists of three parts.
Frightful Nashville Rockers Fable Cry Announce Theme of Upcoming Conceptual 3rd Album
Horror themed, theatrical scamp rock band Fable Cry has announced the story-line of their upcoming, highly anticipated third album. Although as yet unnamed, the band has revealed an incredibly complex and imaginative outline that promises fans yet another seamless fusion of top notch musicianship and dramatic storytelling. The album is set to release Spring 2018, but fans can look forward to a taste with the release of the first music video in October, just time for Halloween!
MALKA’s new ‘Falling’ video
‘Falling’ is an empowering indie-pop anthem and the video reflects the importance of confronting issues, and talking them through. It emphasises that the art of conversation can easily be lost to a phone or device, which can cause resentment or angst.
Mambo Brothers release debut EP on Saved, ‘Super 800’
Having spent the best part of sixteen years behind the scenes of the iconic Cafe Mambo, Christian and Alan Anadon know what it takes to make a Balearic hit more than most. Children of Ibiza legend and Mambo Group owner Javier, the duo, more commonly known as the Mambo Brothers, were born and raised in the clubbing utopia of Ibiza, exposing themselves to the very best DJs in the world from an early age.
Having released debut track ‘Momento’ in 2016, the pair now return with a brand new two-track EP on record label ‘Saved’, with several popular DJs including Nic Fanciulli giving the release full support.
“My first single off the new record dropped over at Atwood Magazine. They remarked “Sarah Cripps embarks upon a new, exciting journey full of warmth, deep musicality, and real feeling.”
Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic recording artist Lizzo has announced the release of her eagerly anticipated new single. “Water Me” is available now via all digital music retailers and streaming services.
‘Babysitter’ by Indie Rockers Temper Cartel
Temper Cartel are a furious, often introspective four-piece, fusing an indie work ethic with huge alt-rock anthems and a subtle sprinkling of psychedelia that manifests itself within the hard-hitting new single and child-esque tantrum inspired video for ‘Babysitter’.
Break out the Christmas lights and hang your stockings because Grammy Award® nominated country superstar, Martina McBride is hitting the road on her first annual holiday themed tour called, “The Joy of Christmas.” Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Friday, August 25th.
“”The Joy Of Christmas’ is a magical show full of beautiful scenery and classic beloved Christmas music as well as a few hits from my career. It’s a show for the whole family” says McBride. “With this tour we create a sort of Christmas winter wonderland. If this show doesn’t leave you full of the Christmas spirit I’m not sure what will!”
Delivering a special gift to thank fans, Dutch duo Showtek have announced a unique giveaway track titled ‘Moshpit’. The release is aimed at showing their appreciation for the support on their David Guetta collaboration ‘Bad’, which has amassed over 1 billion combined streams and downloads since its release. ‘Moshpit’ will also feature on the second instalment of their AMEN EP which is set to drop on 23rd August.
Hot on the heels of their 2-track EP earlier this month, which featured brand-new productions ‘Amen’ and ‘Don’t Shoot’, new release ‘Moshpit’ features a heavy reggae vibe, with steel drum beats building the track, before an explosive drop. A production laced with Showtek’s signature big-room sound, ‘Moshpit’ looks set to dominate festival main stages with its distinctively Caribbean sound.
Bristol icon and purple sound innovator, Joker, is to release a new three-track EP, simply titled ‘Kapsize 021’, on September 8.
Written during a lengthy and intense period in the studio, ‘Kapsize 021’ follows a flurry of EPs released on his Kapsize label in 2016, including ‘The Phoenix’ and ‘XXIV Bit’, but lands as the first of his own, EP-length material to drop this year — he released quick fire single, ‘Fantasy’, back in February.
VANCE JOY LAYS OUT U.S. HEADLINE TOUR
Atlantic recording artist Vance Joy has announced a fall headline tour. The dates – his first in the US since last year’s “fire and the flood Tour 2016” sold out venues across the country – get underway September 30th at The Showbox Market in Seattle, WA and extend through late October (see attached itinerary). Fan pre-sales begin Tuesday, August 22nd at 10 AM (all times local); Spotify pre-sales begin Wednesday, August 23rd. Local pre-sales will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd and Thursday, August 24th. All pre-sales run through Thursday, August 24th at 10 PM.
Seprona unveil ‘Slow Down’
At long last, Liverpool band Seprona have returned with a brand new and refreshing single in, ‘Slow Down’.
Eric Bellinger – “Be The Change”
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to Love, for Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela from his autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom” 1994
ZEIT RELEASE NEW VIDEO
Zeit have just released their official music video for the track “Verzerrt” taken from the 2017 “Konvergenz”album.
EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE Back With New album ‘Grind’ In October
US rockers EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE to release their forthcoming full-length album ‘Grind’, on October 6, 2017 via HighVolMusic (MRi/Sony, Cargo). Grind features a total of 11 tracks and three videos. The enhanced CD contains the five tracks from the self-released EP, plus three brand new studio tracks, three new live tracks recorded from the band’s performance at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN on August 21st, 2016 and the new video for “Push” along with the videos “Blown Away” and “Loco Crazy”.
Italy’s answer to Arctic Monkeys, Five-0-Five
Hailing from the luscious east coast of Italy, the four 18 year old components of alternative indie-rock band, Five o Five, inspired by the likes of The Arctic Monkeys, are bursting out of their small seaside town confinement in order to create a style that is musically and culturally diverse from the limited range of dull, repetitive and pounding beats of mainstream songs that are available in their area.
Noise Cans’ powerful anti-war single “No War” gets a hard-hitting trap rework by Yellow Claw. Preserving the integrity of Jesse Royal’s earnest rally calls, Yellow Claw interweaves their signature high-energy synths and rumbling basslines to craft a thought-provoking club banger. “No War” is the second single off Noise Cans’ forthcoming Masquerave EP.
Forever Starts Today Release “Last One Standing” Music Video
Originating from Austin, TX, the female-fronted power pop/punk outfit Forever Starts Today consisting of Christina Murphy (Lead Vocals), Nathan Dunn (Guitar & Vocals), Troy Hirschhorn (Guitar), Kyle Salaga (Bass), and Nicholas Turner (Drums), sprinkle messages of hope, positivity, and discovery throughout their lyrics. Signed with Third String Records the band is gearing up for their debut release Always Hope due out this Friday, August 25th!The album was produced and recorded by Joseph Milligan at ORB Studios and mixed/masted by Paul Leavitt.
Roadrunner Records band Marmozets have announced details of their eagerly awaited new single. “Play” arrives today at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
“Play” – which had its official world premiere last night via BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter – is joined by an official music video which is streaming now at Marmozets’ official YouTube channel.
Brooklyn psych band Weird Owl has announced a new album, Bubblegum Brainwaves,
due out October 13th. The band’s sixth release in a decade, it’s an album about cognitive dissonance, darkness, and uncertainty, condensed into consumable song formats and structures. Touching on themes of war, dystopias, and crumbling reality structures, it’s highly informed by the current political climate and finds the band continuing to push themselves into new realms.
19 YR OLD CANADIAN DAWSON BUTLEDGE MAKES DISC W/GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER
Dawson Rutledge is what anyone who cares deeply about music would be attracted to. He’s a hip, award winning, sophisticated young songwriter, a unique vocalist, serious about his craft. At nineteen, he’s already something of a vet, having crammed a full-blown apprenticeship into two heady years.
“When I was in high school, I had this great teacher, Evan Bueckert, who had created a recording class,” says the young man from Cranbrook, British Columbia. “In this course we learned a lot about music and musical composition. By the end of the course, each student was required to write and record a set of original songs. At that point, I was hooked.”
DFB Premieres “Transcendence” Music Video
Maintaining the momentum from their Perspective EP full stream release via Idobi Radio’s website, California-based duo DFB are back with a brand new music video. The premiere is brought to you by Gear Gods.
Transcendence is heavy, melodic, and shares a conceptual message regarding inner spiritual struggle. Fans of Periphery, Killswitch Engage and Meshuggah will find plenty to love in this track. The music video truly lets the duo’s musical abilities shine, and features the one and only Aaron Stechauner (Rings of Saturn) on drums.
Phantoms announce first headline tour + “Just A Feeling” video
LA duo Phantoms have announced their first headline tour along with a new video for their rising song “Just A Feeling”. The tour spans 14 dates across North America and makes stops at several festivals including Nocturnal Wonderland, CRSSD Fest and Suwanee Hulaween. “Just A Feeling” has been climbing electronic charts, holding #1 on BPM’s Top 20 countdown for 6 weeks and reaching #14 on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show charts. Watch the video below and catch them on one of their headline tour dates in your city.
MTV today announced that the VMAs will take Los Angeles by storm for a newly-minted “VMA Weekend” of free live performances during a three-night residency at The Avalon in Hollywood. With marquee sponsors including Taco Bell® and DIRECTV NOW, the incredible “VMA Weekend” lineup features some of today’s hottest artists, including Echosmith, Why Don’t We, Cheat Codes, Kacy Hill, with more acts to be announced. MTV & Taco Bell® will present “Best New Artist ?Night” on Saturday with ?DNCE, ?Bebe Rexha, Noah Cyrus and Sammi Sanchez performing. All events are 18+. The “VMA Weekend” concerts will lead up the biggest live music event of the year, the 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards,” on Sunday, August 27th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Wesley Fuller, the Perth-born, Melbourne-based power pop boy wonder, has premiered new track Someone To Walk Around With, exclusively on Culture Collide today. It’s the latest track to be taken from his forthcoming debut album Inner City Dream which is released on 1965 Records on Friday 22nd September 2017.
Rebecca Schiffman’s track “Laura”
Rebecca Schiffman is a singer-songwriter and artist based in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Her eponymous third LP, produced by Money Mark and featuring Nels Cline, came out this year on Fayettenam Records (2016 digital, 2017 vinyl). A born-and-bred New Yorker, Schiffman has been described as a “long-lost Royal Tenenbaums character” (Vice Magazine) and has been profiled for her music, art, jewelry, and writing by The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Nylon, among other publications. Schiffman studied cello and piano from a young age, eventually picking up guitar and playing guitar and cello in an indie pop band in high school called The Meaningful and Wise.
On Monday August 21st, a total eclipse will cross the entire country, coast to coast for the first time since 1918 – and LA based singer/songwriter/producer Emmit Fenn will be dropping the perfect soundtrack for the event – his Eclipse EP.
For this EP, Emmitt has worked hand in hand creating accompanying visuals with award winning filmmaker and producer Patrick Jean whose short film was made into the feature film, PIXELS. Today Emmit also releases the visuals for the track, What We Once Were – it’s set in a sparse, dystopian world that is slowly coming back to life.
I PREVAIL Unveils Hard Hitting Video For Lifelines
Detroit, Michigan’s I PREVAIL continue their meteoric rise in the rock world with the music video for “Lifelines”, the title track off of their hit record released last October. The release comes on the heels of their Rage On The Stage tour announcement, featuring metalcore scene favorites We Came As Romans, The Word Alive, and Escape The Fate providing support. The North American tour kicks off on September 20th in Oklahoma City, OK and concludes in Des Moines, IA on December 2nd.
THE BIG MOON SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “PULL THE OTHER ONE”
Directed by Pooneh Ghana, the visual was filmed on a day off during the girls’ recent North American tour with Marika Hackman, who makes a cameo as the villain. In a Pink Panther meets Austin Powers search for their captured pup, The Big Moon take down Hackman using a fidget spinner as their weapon of choice and are reunited with their beloved dog.
As Vancouver, British Colombia-based progressive/tech death metal outfit NECK OF THE WOODS prepares for therelease of their debut album, The Passenger, through Basick Records in September an official video for the album’s “You’ll Always Look The Same To Me” has been premiered through MetalSucks.
A vibrant and aggressive video that fits with the track’s dynamic attack, the video for “You’ll Always Look The Same To Me” was directed and edited by Christopher Lennox-Aasen. Offers NECK OF THE WOODS on the song’s lyrical direction, which is displayed the video, “The struggle does not become you, it only makes you stronger.”
SonReal – One Long Dream Tour
On August 11, Canada native SonReal delivered his debut album, One Long Dream, a project that was more than three years in the making. With his numbers soaring, the rapper and songwriter announces a North American tour to promote the new project. The 23-city run starts November 7 at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz and culminates in Phoenix at Crescent Ballroom December 8, with stops in New York City, Toronto, and his hometown of Vancouver along the way.
Kim Boekbinder’s “Head Bitch In Charge” Video
Kim Boekbinder is a noise witch, casting neon spells over shadowed rooms with her hypnotic synth incantations and pulsating basslines. Following up the success of 2013’s electro alt-pop space epic The Sky is Calling, Kim will release NOISEWITCH on September 8, 2017. Mixed by Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights, The Black Keys) at Studio G in Brooklyn, the new album is danceable witch-pop, each song is a spell cast on the audience
The song-writing skills of GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn can be heard on the three opening tracks of legendary gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama’s newly released album Almost Home. Cohn, alongside co-writer, guitarist, and producer John Leventhal, penned “Stay on the Gospel Side,” which they co-wrote with surviving founder Clarence Fountain, “Let My Mother Live” which includes writing contributions from surviving founder Jimmy Carter, and “God Knows Everything.”
Composer-guitarist Steven Mackey and composer-percussionist Jason Treuting announce that their first collaborative album, Orpheus Unsung, will be released October 6 on New Amsterdam Records. Stream track “The Wedding” here via Bandcamp.
Orpheus Unsung is an hour-long narrative for solo electric guitar (Mackey) and drums (Treuting) that traces the Greek myth of Orpheus in the underworld, casting Mackey’s electric guitar as the disembodied voice of the legendary musician, poet, and prophet Orpheus. Mackey’s virtuosic and exposed performance portrays Orpheus as he seeks to reverse fate and regain his irrevocably lost love, Eurydice, through the power of his divine musical gifts.
Black Stone Cherry announce ‘Black To Blues’ EP
“I know it’s crazy for four rock n’ roll dudes to make a blues EP, but it’s us sharing with everyone the music that’s been our DNA from day one” – Chris Robertson Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry are thrilled to annouce the release of their long time coming blues EP, ‘Black to Blues’ which is out on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on September 29th.
Mascot Label Group is home to some of the finest blues icons of their generation such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Walter Trout, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Gales, Jonny Lang, Robben Ford, Bernie Marsden, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Sonny Landreth and more, it seemed the perfect time to release ‘Black to Blues’. “I know it’s crazy for four rock n’ roll dudes to make a blues EP, but it’s us sharing with everyone the music that’s been our DNA from day one,” Black Stone Cherry vocalist and guitarist Chris Robertson says. “Blues is the music we listen to when we sit around on the bus with a bottle of bourbon.”
In celebration of the band’s legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and 22, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release documentary film Let’s Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album. Let’s Play Two is directed by renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and produced by Monkeywrench Productions, Tourgigs Productions, Universal Music Publishing Group, Republic Records, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball in collaboration with Milkt Films and Polygram Entertainment.
Just in time for the solar eclipse, J.R. Bohannon (aka Ancient Ocean) shared the second track from his first release in two years, Titan’s Island, inspired by Saturn’s moon of Titan and the concepts of discovery and exploration. Self-Titled magazine premiered the 11 minute epic “Life at the Surface”, which they called, “a moody piece that sounds like an orchestra slowly fading to black alongside a blizzard.”
LOGIC, KHALID, GUCCI MANE, POST MALONE AND JULIA MICHAELS SET TO PERFORM AT 2017 VMAs
MTV today announced that Logic, Khalid, Gucci Mane, Post Malone, and Julia Michaels have been added to the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards stellar performers lineup. They join the previously announced artists which includes Kendrick Lamar, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Lorde, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Fifth Harmony and the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” winner, P!nk.
Logic will perform his hit single “1-800-273-8255” featuring Khalid, and Gucci Mane will take the stage with previously announced Fifth Harmony to perform their song “Down.” Additionally, the show will feature special performances by breakout artists Post Malone and Julia Michaels.
The 2017 “VMAs” will air live from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Ambré is a bold and unique songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. Her catalog transcends boundaries and limitations in the most beautifully honest way. At 17, she met her now producer and engineer, Erick Bardales. They began working together out of pure fun and the natural chemistry, which led them to create the “Wanderlust” mixtape together. After the release of the mixtape in 2015, fellow up and coming artist, Kehlani, extended a welcoming arm to Ambré to be a part of her TSNMI movement.
Singer-songwriter-musician Noah Parker releases new single “Radio” today, August 18th, 2017, a provocative and catchy challenge to the state of pop radio. In fitting with this mission statement, the song features stimulating, active songwriting and production teeming with Noah’s unique and irresistable personality. It’s this character that turns the song’s refrain – “I’m f***ing tired of the radio” – from a pessimistic offhand complaint into a playful challenge to the pop world, while Noah’s exceptional vocal performance emboldens the song’s sense of defiance.
Joseph Eid new video “Diary”
“I like to describe my sound as folk pop. This song is a great example of those two genres meshing together. I am the troubadour with the acoustic guitar telling stories and I am also the guy dancing. I didn’t want the video to be serious, even though the subject matter of the song is unpleasant. It’s about someone reading your personal diary behind your back, breaking your trust. But the song is bright, upbeat and grooves which plays against the subject matter and makes it more interesting.”
Bok Nero Delivers New Single “Notice M3 Senpai!”
Driven by jaunty piano phrases and colorful rhymes, Philadelphia’s Bok Nero delivers effortless flow on his cheeky new single “Notice M3 Senpai!” Drawing lyrical inspiration from the anime world’s “senpai” phenomenon, Bok delivers his first original solo single for 2017. But that by no means should indicate he has been quiet this year…
Alice Jemima Shares New Track “Home”
Today Alice Jemima has revealed a previously un-released single titled “Home” which features as the B-side for her latest single “Take Me Back”.
VATICAN: Ache Of Eternity By Savannah Metallic Hardcore Sect Streaming At Decibel Magazine
This Friday, Sorrow Carrier Records will unveil the new EP by Savanna, Georgia-based metallic/straight edge hardcore sect, VATICAN. The entire record has been cast out early through an exclusive stream at Decibel Magazine.
Philadelphia psych rock quintet RUBY THE HATCHET will release its new album, Planetary Space Child, on August 25 via Tee Pee Records. The record showcases richly layered songs that unite heavy, doomy psychedelia with acid rock, proto-prog and melodic, hypnotic songcraft.
WYO Debuts Awe-Inspiring New Music Video “Down by the River”
Indie rock outfit, WYO, debuted their cinematic, heartfelt music video for lead single, “Down by the River.” Shot in the band’s hometown of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the video features the epic mountainsides and landscapes that inspired the forthcoming record, Untamed.