Fred Smith album out 6 October
Renowned Australian singer-songwriter Fred Smith’s new album Great is a rollicking hayride through American history, politics and pathologies.
One of the few Australian songwriters who has both a US Marine Corps medal and a US merchant mariner’s license, Smith’s musical musings come with a lot of knowledge and experience. He spent four years in America, working cruise ships and touring the Eisenhower interstate system, and worked alongside American soldiers in southern Afghanistan. Now with the USA deeply divided, Fred Smith returns from the dust of Uruzgan to revisit his fascination for all things American.
Label – ‘Quotes’ Single
Gold Coast based artist Label is releasing his first single called ‘Quotes’. Inspired by his diverse and eclectic taste in music, ‘Quotes’ is an instrumentally boned, relaxing and almost ambient song.
YPNOS Eye The ‘Beholder’
Beholder is the debut album from Italian Progressive Rock/Metal band Ypnos. It features 10 songs, including the 7-track Tyranny Suite. Being more a musical travelogue through the human brain in 7 distinct steps, rather than a canonical suite, Tyranny Suite is a direct statement; “humans are enslaved by their own emotions, from birth to death. Emotions are tyrants we either learn to cope with or yield under their power”.
Serial Vice is a Heavy Metal band based in Salento, Southern Italy. After some line-up changes, the band recorded their first single Heroin and after yet more tweaks to the personel, the bands sound gelled into a Heavy Metal blast somewhere between classic and modern but always gritty and melodic. They cite their influences from Hard Rock to Thrash and from Doom to Power. The bands EP Nightmares Come True, is scheduled for release on Sliptrick Records on 10.10.17!
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds new album ‘Who Built The Moon?’
While flowing from the same, molten core of melody, songwriting craft and towering self-belief, Noel Gallagher?s High Flying Birds? new album, Who Built The Moon? alters the legendary singer-songwriter?s course following a bracing, two-year creative collaboration with renowned producer, DJ and composer, David Holmes. Released on Fri 24 November 2017 on Sour Mash, the keenly anticipated follow-up to the platinum-selling, Chasing Yesterday (2015) is set for prompt live treatment as Gallagher and band announce a 2018 World Tour.
Coucou Chloe – ‘Erika Jane’ EP
Following on from her inaugural EP last year, French DJ/producer/vocalist and NTS resident Coucou Chloe is back with new record ‘Erika Jane’, this time for nascent record label NUXXE, which she co-runs alongside Crazylegs’ Sega Bodega and frequent collaborator, Shygirl.
Video: Confessions Of A Traitor “In Darkness, Ignite The Spark”
British metalcore group, Confessions Of A Traitor, release the official video for the track In Darkness, Ignite The Spark, taken from their brand new EP Illuminate, released via Sliptrick Records worldwide in all formats.
Germany’s progressive stoner rockers MOTHER ENGINE are ready to release new album “Hangar” this Friday on Heavy Psych Sounds, and stream it in full via Heavy Blog Is Heavy today.
“Do yourself a favor and prepare to launch into a transcendental trip through the art of the jam”, states Heavy Blog Is Heavy. New album “Hangar” is a unique piece of music showing the evolution of German instrumental craftsmen MOTHER ENGINE in their fiction about the eponymous spaceship and its crew, as well as the evolution in songwriting, recording and production process implemented by their three imaginative minds.
The Darkness release new video ‘Southern Trains’
The Darkness have today released a brand new song, entitled ‘Southern Trains’. Delivering rip-roaring riffs that soar much faster than the lamented train service, England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling rock gods have once again created an important anthem for the nation, replete with spirited invective (a.k.a lots of swearing).
Starrah is the mysterious songwriter behind numerous chart-topping hits, including Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Drake’s “Fake Love,” Halsey’s “Now or Never,” Calvin Harris’ “Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean),” Nicki Minaj’s “No Frauds (feat. Drake, Lil Wayne)” and more. Hailed as “one of the hottest hitmakers in hip-hop and R&B” by Entertainment Weekly, Starrah has collaborated with a slew of artists, like Travis Scott, Katy Perry, Major Lazer, Big Sean, DJ Khaled, Cashmere Cat and Camila Cabello.
GENUS ORDINIS DEI to Release New Full-Length Album
GENUS ORDINIS DEI will release their upcoming second full-length album entitled Great Olden Dynasty on November 24, 2017 via Eclipse Records. The album features ten pummeling tracks of symphonic death-metal mastery, including Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) on guest vocals for the song ‘Salem’. The cover art for the album was designed by Andrea Spoto, and the album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, DGM) at Domination Studio.
Michael Jablonka ‘Peacefully’
True to its rousing sense of urgency, ‘Peacefully’ erupts with a crunching overdriven riff coming on like Jack White here, Matt Bellamy there and the ghost of Hendrix himself throughout. Michael Jablonka melds his enthralling guitar runs to a whip-crack rhythm and deep layers of double-tracked melody, while projecting his magisterial vocal across a stone-walled anthem of a chorus. Three minutes later, this steamy electric-soul belter is spent, leaving the listener to wonder just exactly what hit them as they reach for the repeat button.
TWENTY-FOUR WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE STREAMYS PREMIERE AWARDS AT THE BROAD STAGE
dick clark productions and Tubefilter announced last night the winners of twenty-four Streamy Awards at the Streamys Premiere Awards presented by PopChest at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The evening was hosted by EpicLLoyd in advance of the 7th Annual Streamy Awards, which will be streamed LIVE on Twitter on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT from The Beverly Hilton. Full list of winners below.
Seventeen additional categories including Creator of the Year, Show of the Year, Breakout Creator, Comedy, First Person, Feature, Beauty, Food, Lifestyle, Acting in a Comedy, Acting in a Drama, Dance, Ensemble Cast, Breakthrough Artist, Live, Storyteller and Branded Video or Series will be announced live from The Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, starting at 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices at streamys.twitter.com or via @streamys.
Modlee – ‘Queendom’
Modlee is presenting her music video for Queendom, the title song of her latest EP. Directed by GED, the video takes us on a surrealist trip reminiscent of both Stanley Kubrick and Wes Anderson.
Fergie, the eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and global superstar, shares the music video for “A Little Work”. The track is from Double Dutchess, Fergie’s highly anticipated second full-length opus and very first visual album “experience,” out now via her own label Dutchess Music/BMG.
Bernie Faulkner’s Debut Video Is Red Hot “Pot Belly Stove”
Filmed at The Smokehouse, an old country store in Monteagle, Tennessee, the performance video is rich in atmosphere and charm. Faulkner’s high-energy pickin’ style is evident; Diamond® matches, kindling, coal and ash are used to mirror the song’s lyrics and to set a sense of time and space. Bernie appears comfortably sock-footed in the clip, an indication of how at home he feels in the environment. The aroma of wood smoke is easy to imagine, as is the warmth and companionship to be found around a pot belly stove. Paradestormer Productions (movies: “Texas Road,” “Baby Blues” / television: “Making It In Music City” for Amazon Prime) helmed the project, which was directed by Michael Giancana and produced by Faulkner.
Justin Nozuka returns with “All I Need”
The Canadian-American artist Justin Nozuka has triumphantly returned with brand new single “All I Need”, his first new release since 2014’s Ulysees LP, and the lead single on his brand new High Tide EP. Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Eliza Shaddad, Tom Speight), “All I Need” is a warming tonic for the soul, with Nozuka’s flawless talent for songwriting shining through the bouncing acoustic strings, emphatic percussion, and the musician’s expressive, light-touch vocal.
Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips has unveiled the new music video for “Go” from his latest solo release, Swallowed By The New. Premiering exclusively with Billboard Magazine, “Go” gives a melancholy, pensive look at Phillips walking up and down the stony shore in Stratford, CT. “The video for ‘Go’ certainly finds a kind of beauty in the emotional desolation conveyed in both the song and the clip,” remarks Billboard’s Gary Graff.
ICYMI: Thee Conductor and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s Video For “Face Crinkle”
Give yourself (and the internet at large) a treat with this moving video for “Face Crinkle,” the first single off the upcoming Thee Conductor album, Cotton Tornado, which is out on October 20 via Sixgunlover Records.
BARRY ADAMSON has announced details of a brand new EP, ‘Love Sick Dick Remixed’, out on vinyl and download on November 24 and has shared the first track, a reworking of ‘I Got Clothes’ by Manchester’s A Certain Ratio on Brooklyn Vegan.
A Story Told, comprised of vocalist Alex Chaney, guitarists Josh Allen and Jason Lieser, bassist Zach Holley, and drummer Casey Hardman, are an emotionally forward and irresistibly catchy five-piece outfit that are pioneering their way through the West Virginia scene. Trailblazing their way through the Appalachians, A Story Told, kicked off their career with their full-length debut album, Keep Watch in 2016.
KEVIN GATES UNVEILS NEW MUSIC VIDEO STARRING HIS FAMILY
“I’m sure many of you out there can relate to this, but not having my husband/best friend/father to my children home right now, makes our life really hard sometimes. It’s the simple things like birthday parties and family gatherings that we take for granted. And it’s tough for our kids to understand. I empathize with any of you out there going thru the same thing, with loved ones who are locked up. Hopefully this video will connect with you guys.” – Dreka Gates
Introducing: Other Creatures & new single
Dublin newcomers Other Creatures are set to announce the first single, “Luxembourg” from their aptly titled “The First EP” via indie label Trout Records. Joining their label mates Saint Sister, Tandem Felix and Spies, they are the latest act to emerge from a country teeming with talent.
Alarm For War “Day Turned To Night”
Rap/Metal band Alarm for War, led by 13-year-old rapper Buggy, have released the visual for their first single “Day Turned To Night.” The track is the first single off their debut album ‘Enemies of the State’ – an in your face hardcore album that is on the cutting edge in today’s
rap-core metal scene.
NateWantsToBattle Releases Video For “This Is Gospel”
Nathan Sharp – YouTube sensation, singer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, and voice actor best known as NateWantsToBattle – has unleashed his latest cover of “This Is Gospel” by Panic! At The Disco. The track has already hit over 100,000 views since it’s release on Saturday, September 23rd. When asked about why he chose to cover the track, Sharp said: “With Panic! At The Disco being a big influence on my music and this being such a fun and challenging piece vocally, covering ‘This Is Gospel’ was a no-brainer and a fun project to tackle.”
Diving Bell Recording Co. is excited to announce Silent Science, the debut solo release from B•R•A•U•N. Ben Braun has spent the last decade as one half of the synth-pop duo Mackintosh Braun, releasing three albums with the band.
Combining core elements of rap, trap, and grime, London’s Stööki Sound premiere the official music video for their transcontinental single “Burbs” featuring Philadelphia rapper Bok Nero. Released today via Complex, the visual follows the trio as they travel through the streets and subway stations of their respective hometowns. The video premiere follows the track’s recent live debut on the Dim Mak Stage at Tomorrowland 2017.
Enigmatic, Psychedelic Rockers KARABAS BARABAS has released the Official Music Video for their track, “Sexy Guy.” Originally premiered on The Huffington Post, “Sexy Guy” is featured on their recent Steve Albini produced, full length album, The Return of the Sexy Demon.
Jude Shuma Releases New EP and Music Video: “Reflection” Out Now
Chicago-native singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jude Shuma has cultivated an indie-meets-chillwave sound that indisputably harnesses its charisma from a stimulating psychedelic style. To date, Shuma has released three critically-applauded EPs, ‘Afternoonified,’ ‘Biggest Hits,’ and ‘Insomnium,’ that have awarded the artist syncs in some of TV’s most recognizable programs including HBO’s Ballers, CW’s Riverdale, and ABC’s Quantico.
French stoner/grunge rockers Sunderfeet premiered new song “13”
A few weeks after a first audio excerpt with the song “Dying Day”, Stoner-grunge power-trio from the East of France Sunderfeet just premiered a brand new tune from its upcoming album with “13” available right now on SoundCloud.
The song will feature on the debut full-length album by Sunderfeet called ‘Nightmare For Myself’ and planned for an official release on September 28th for CD and Digital formats.
RISING ARTIST BRIELLE LESLEY RELEASES “IN THE MOMENT” EP TODAY!
In The Moment is a true reflection of hard work with R&B Soul as its soundtrack. “My city is the kind of city where you have to make people believe in you. You can’t win in Detroit with high hopes and little work ethic.”
Kid Rock wrapped up six explosive sold-out shows in his hometown of Detroit at Little Caesars Arena, setting the attendance record with 86,893 tickets sold and bringing thousands of fans to The Motor City. From “Born Free” and “Batwitdaba” to “Picture” and “All Summer Long,” Kid Rock gave his fans a little bit of every genre he covers. Not only was Kid Rock the inaugural act for the venue, but he also opened Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant at the recently completed Little Caesars Arena. The restaurant features an array of contemporary food and music inspired by the award-winning musician.
The recording artist has blazed his own trail in the music world, having sold over 26 million albums to date. Since the spontaneous release of his two most recent tracks, “Po-Dunk” and “Greatest Show On Earth” and their accompanying videos in July, Kid Rock has been at the center of media coverage speculation as to his musical and personal ambitions, with hints of a Senate run in the near future.
SISTERS share third track “Scene Here” from upcoming album ‘Wait Don’t Wait’
Wait Don’t Wait is the band’s second full-length album to be slated for release in this dark and disorienting year of 2017 – and their first release via Tender Loving Empire. Their debut LP, Drink Champagne (self-released Valentine’s Day 2017) was met with a confluence of, “How were you able to release such a happy record right now?” and, “Thank you so much for releasing such a happy record right now!”; sentiments that are only amplified, strengthened and refined on Wait Don’t Wait. Joy as an act of revolutionary defiance in the face of oppression is the name of their game, and it sounds too damn good to ignore.
Golden-Voiced ATL Hitmaker ForteBowie Is Everything You’ve “Neva Been”
A key figure in the bustling ATL hip-hop scene, ForteBowie makes his mark with excellent rhyming, pure singing, and crafty songwriting. Riding a snaking piano melody with a triplet-heavy cadence, ForteBowie shows off his skills on “Neva Been.” Alternating between rhythmic bars, sung ad-libs, and self-harmonizing vocals, “Neva Been” asserts Forte’s musical supremacy with his lyrics and his performance: “All these n*ggas and I still feel estrogen/Oh, I’m everything you neva been/Can’t think of anything that you better than/Boy, I’m that n*gga that you neva been.” In the video, the Think It’s a Game artist flexes in a mall parking lot, accompanied only by producer Slade Da Monsta stunting on his all-white upright, intercut with clips of Forte in the bedroom and on the block. Premiered by Mass Appeal, “Neva Been” follows “Saturday Love,” a beautifully sung re-interpretation of “The Weekend,” by SZA. Premiered by VIBE, “Saturday Love” proved why ladies fall in love with him and his emotive tenor.
TRIPPIE REDD RELEASES NEW SINGLE “IN TOO DEEP”
“In Too Deep” continues a breakout year for the 18-year-old artist, whom XXL, Mass Appeal, Pigeons and Planes, hnhh and Noisey all dubbed “raps next rock star.” His debut mixtape A Love Letter to You has spawned a series of viral hits: “Love Scars” surpassed 16.1 million plays on Soundcloud and 11.9 million Spotify streams in addition to gracing playlists such as RapCaviar, Most Necessary, and Liit. Meanwhile, “Romeo & Juliet” generated 6.6 million plays on Soundcloud and 3.5 million Spotify streams. This week alone, he scored 12 million-plus total streams while averaging 1.36 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
Blackbird Presents Exodus 40 Live; celebrating Bob Marley’s landmark album
Blackbird Presents is proud to announce Exodus 40 Live, an all-star concert celebration event set to take place Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic and inspirational albums ever recorded, the evening will feature performances by an extraordinary lineup of musicians. Music director Don Was will be joined by Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Tom Morello, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James, Citizen Cope, Aloe Blacc, Cyril Neville, and Terence Higgins, with additional artists to be announced in the coming weeks.
JEEZY ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH DEFIANCE FUEL, INC.
Today, Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum music mogul and entrepreneur JEEZY (Jay Wayne Jenkins) announces a new partnership with Defiance Fuel, Inc. for the company’s flagship product, Defiance Fuel. If unfamiliar, Defiance Fuel, Inc. is a Nashville, TN headquartered company specializing in all natural athletic performance enhancement products. A culmination of over 25 years of water science research, Defiance Fuel is an ultra-purified water treated with the brand’s patented Cellular Hydration Processing (CHP) that has been shown to increase cellular hydration, cell charge or potential energy and overall cellular health as measured by phase angle.
“We are excited to partner with Jeezy. We value top performers at Defiance Fuel. Jeezy has proven year in and year out to defy all odds and perform at the top of his game!” says President Brian Burgdorf.
“I have experienced great achievements with both my music and Avion Tequila. I expect nothing different from my partnership with Defiance Fuel as together we become global leaders in promoting a healthier lifestyle for all.”
Copenhagen-based melodic punk rock combo BIG MESS streams their new LP, Try To Enjoy It, in full via Treble, preceding the album’s release via Indisciplinarian this Friday.
Offers Treble with their stream of the album, “The band has a scruffy, raw, yet melodic sound that recalls the likes of The Buzzcocks, Superchunk and Jay Reatard… It’s a super fun set of classic punk rock with just the right amount of contemporary production updates.”
The song premiered on Punk News who said, “With the track’s emotive core and huge sound, it’s set somewhere between The Jesus and Mary Chain and Garbage.”
Sink Ya Teeth Share Video For “Glass”
Today Norwich duo Sink Ya Teeth are pleased to return with the video for their most recent single “Glass”, which is out now through 1965 Records. Clocking in at just two minutes and forty-five seconds, “Glass” is a muscular disco track both rich in texture and simple in structure. Watch the video HERE.
NYC’s long running kings of noise rock, UNSANE, offer their eighth crushing album with Sterilize, the record set for release this Friday through Southern Lord. Advancing the album’s release, Noisey has interrogated the band and is now streaming the record alongside the interview.
Flobots Announce RISE + SHINE Tour and Release New Video
The RISE + SHINE Tour is Flobots’ call to action, set to remind us that the division and negativity that currently dominate the national conversation is not in the spirit of human nature – that our true potential is much more positive and welcoming. Flobots’ RISE + SHINE Tour offers the opportunity to elevate above the rhetoric and come together for a night of music and connection. Flobots state, “The music on our album NOENEMIES is about our power to see each other more fully. We find that there’s nothing better for the soul than meeting people face to face. We cannot wait to hit the road.”
We’re thrilled to offer an exclusive sneak peek of Denver’s own Flobots’ new video – “Quarantine” from their recent album NOENEMIES. Flobots emcee Brer Rabbit is a geek about Anime – and culled this video using footage from the 1988 classic anime film Akira. Watch it below, and catch Flobots live on tour this fall! Details at www.flobots.com
Posted by Denver Comic Con on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Broken Stems – “Rest Assured”
Broken Stems, a San Diego band formed in 2011 was on the verge of collapse just 7 months ago. Their bass player had just quit, their drummer had to move back to Vermont for the spring and summer and their lead singer was about to have a baby, which historically doesn’t blend well with a touring rock band. This was a crucial point that many bands face and ultimately why life can get the better of those childhood rockstar dreams.
STORMZY Releases “Gang Signs & Prayer” Film
Global musical sensation Stormzy has released a new film, “Gang Signs & Prayer”, which premiered at the YouTube Space London and on YouTube. The short film is directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker and music video director Rollo Jackson with support from YouTube and produced by Somesuch x The FADER. “Gang Signs & Prayer” is an immersive portrait of the artist that blends dramatic narrative and stunning live performances, providing a brand new experience for fans.
A visual testament to Stormzy’s life and upbringing, the film chronicles Stormzy’s inner battles and temptations as he becomes master of his own destiny. “Return of the Rucksack,” “Bad Boys” and “100 Bags,” taken from Stormzy’s award winning debut studio album “Gang Signs & Prayer,” serve as the soundtrack to the film of the same name.
NBA Star Victor Oladipo & 2 Chainz Unite in Response to Political Discord With “Rope A Dope”
With President Donald Trump’s polarizing comments from this past weekend still reverberating across the sports world and beyond, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo delivers a powerful statement of his own as the NBA heads into the preseason. The multi-talented star releases his second single, “Rope A Dope,” an uplifting track about persevering through hardship that is infused with symbolic meaning in the wake of President Trump’s attack on athletes who have been kneeling during the National Anthem to protest the disproportionate amount of injustices and police brutality against people of color. Joining Oladipo on the track is Atlanta’s 2 Chainz, who addresses Trump’s comments head-on with his verse. For Oladipo, however, the song is about bringing people together. “I wanted to address what was going on and bring awareness to it, but in a positive manner,” he says. “I want people to feel inspired and motivated to be great, and to stand up and have confidence. We need to come together as a country to deal with these problems. We aren’t going to solve anything unless we’re united.” “Rope A Dope” is the second single off Oladipo’s debut EP, Songs For You, due out October 6.
Trevor Jackson “B&W” (Benz and My Wallet)
Indiana-bred Trevor Jackson is the definition of a triple threat. At the age of 20 years old, he has already made a name for himself as a successful singer/songwriter, dancer, and actor who believes in taking his career into his own hands.
Following a string of mind-bendingly innovative collaborations, Oneohtrix Point Never teams up with longtime inspiration and spiritual rap guru Ishmael Butler of Digable Planets / Shabazz Palaces fame. The two met and produced “The Rapture” on first meeting this summer, creating the experiment of verses and spine tingling dances of percussion. The track premieres as a unique addition to the Adult Swim singles, and comes from the minds of two extreme innovators of their respective worlds, exploring their deep rooted influences and common ground.
DRMCTHR New Single “Apartment”
Baltimore alternative pop band DRMCTHR (formerly spelled Dreamcatcher) is thrilled to announce their signing to Darkshore Music Group along with their forthcoming full-length LP, Hold Your Love. Today the band is teaming up with Substream Magazine to premiere the first single off the album, “Apartment.”
“Synonymph” is the lead track to the debut by New York City-Based exploratory/alternative metal outfit, BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER. With the Needle Driver record confirmed for release through Nefarious Industries in late October, Invisible Oranges has debuted the opening anthem.