Perth Singer Scott Ruthenberg releases debut single
Scott Ruthenberg is a singer/songwriter from the Western Australian suburb of Fremantle. At the ripe age of 28, Scott has finally released his debut single titled ‘Know You Better’ – a song he initially penned five years ago, in 2012.
The single is about being honest and open and those people in life that know you so well that you feel they know you better than you know yourself.
TYA – ‘No Money, More Love’ EP
TYA effortlessly stand out with their own spin of delicate sensual textures, ambient sounds and cinematic builds, winning the hearts of their followers with their fresh melodies, honest lyrical expressions and the way they engage with their instruments, each other and their audience.
After finding success in Far North Queensland at a young age; releasing a full-length album featuring other FNQ acts such as Emma Louise & The Medics, supporting and touring with the likes of Wolfmother, Sheppard, Eskimo Joe, Bluejuice, Ball Park Music, The Jungle Giants, The Belligerents and Birds of Tokyo to name a few, the group decided it was time to explore their sound and head south.
Platinum-selling artist, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis today releases a new single titled “Hello There” (feat. Yung Pinch) via his own IDGAFOS record label. Following the April release of Francis’ single “Say Less” (feat. G-Eazy), “Hello There” offers a softer side to the producer presenting warm, lush tropical chords and a dreamy vocal with an edgy pop appeal from Yung Pinch.
Fresh off the back of their huge summer anthem ‘Real Life’ with Duke Dumont & Gorgon City, upcoming Australian duo NAATIONS have today announced the release of their latest single ‘Want Me More’.
The uplifting track from long-time friends Nicky Night Time and Nat Dunn, features an emotive vocal performance from the latter, with gospel backing that adds real force to the tail end of the production. ‘Want Me More’, which focuses on punchy piano chords, is underpinned by a deep and rhythmic bassline which showcases Nicky Night Time’s highly polished production skills.
Turbowolf release title-track from upcoming album ‘The Free Life’ – Out March 2018
Bristolian alt-rockers Turbowolf have today released, ‘The Free Life’, the title track from their upcoming third album which will be released via So Recordings in March 2018.
‘The Free Life’ is a dark, stomping sonic cyclone laden with searing, overdriven guitar and seething bass lines. With a venomous opening that artfully builds to the edge of delirious euphoria before exploding into a hammering groove, the track’s joyous chorus is a swirling exploration of freedom, soaring into a howling cry that questions the nature of reality itself.
Old Dominion Announce First Leg of 2018 ‘Happy Endings’ World Tour
Acclaimed country rockers Old Dominion announce their headlining Happy Endings world tour for 2018, with the first leg of dates set to kick off on February 1, 2018 in Canada. Two-time chart-topper Michael Ray and up-and-comer Brandon Lay are set to open on US dates, while new Canadian country groups The Washboard Union and Cold Creek County are set to open in Canada. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10AM local time. Please see routing for announced dates below, with additional tour stops to follow.
Singer/songwriter/producer/hitmaker and 8x GRAMMY Award nominee Sia today announces that her first-ever holiday album, Everyday is Christmas, will be released on November 17, 2017 via Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic Records. The collection of original holiday songs was written by Sia and Greg Kurstin.
The album’s lead single, “Santa’s Coming For Us,” has several counterparts on the album including other festive songs like “Candy Cane Lane,” “Ho Ho Ho,” and “Puppies Are Forever” which are anchored by ballads “Underneath The Christmas Lights,” “Snowman,” and “Snowflake.”
Following on from the dynamic remix package, Jacob Plant unveils an acoustic version of latest single ‘About You’ featuring vocals from Maxine. Showcasing the variety of different styles the track can be taken, the acoustic version shows a downtempo side to ‘About You’.
Bill Carter is one of those songwriters that songwriters go to for wisdom. After more than 40 years, he’s still driven to craft songs that last, songs that have “penetrating magic in the imagination.”
His songs have recorded been recorded by a number of music icons, including Stevie Ray Vaughan (“Crossfire”), John Mayall, Waylon Jennings (“Jacksboro Highway”) The Fabulous Thunderbirds (“Why Get Up?”).
Just in time for Halloween, the horror-infused punk/screamo band One Last Shot has a released a spooky video for their single “Slitting My Throat On My Own.” The video premiered with Alternative Press Magazine and was chosen by fans to be One Last Shot’s newest single.
OVERDOZ. RETURNS WITH NEW TRACK AND VIDEO FOR “DISTRICT”
Los Angeles hip-hop collective OverDoz. returns today with a new track and accompanying video for “District” from their long awaited forthcoming debut album, 2008 due out October 27th via Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records.
New track from Swedish indie-pop act Stars in Coma
A cut from Stars in Coma’s recent album Escapist Partisans, “Subtraction Exercises” is about the falling out of a friend and the ambivalence that comes with that. Inspired by those great REM hits, which always seem to have very intricate verses but very powerful and direct choruses.
Little Kids Rock – the national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in public schools – will host their annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, which brings together artists and individuals who are passionate about giving the transformational gift of music to children in public schools across the US.
As the leader in culturally-responsive, inclusive music education, Little Kids Rock partners with public school districts around the country to build music programs as diverse as the kids being served. Little Kids Rock trains teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum, and donates accompanying curricula and instruments as necessary to teach popular music in a way that empowers students to experience instant achievement. What began as a single-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that brings free, weekly music lessons to more than 320,000 public school children each year through the efforts of more than 2,000 teachers in 200 school districts nationwide.
A two-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and musician from Melbourne, Australia, Nai Palm is a composer, instrumentalist, producer, vocalist and poet who approaches all of these self-taught disciplines with an intuitive, infectious grace. This gift has sent her and her band Hiatus Kaiyote on a journey to sculpt songs that have been received and treasured across the globe.
Celebrated by musicians from the late Prince, to Questlove, Erykah Badu and Chance The Rapper, and sampled by a wide range of artists including Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak, Hiatus Kaiyote’s success sets the stage for Nai’s first solo effort.
Today, the pioneering drum ‘n’ bass producer Roni Size unveils the first exclusive track from the forthcoming Deluxe Reissue of New Forms and shares details of his forthcoming 20th Anniversary USA Tour. Originally released as the B-side to “Share The Fall,” “Trust Me” has been given a special VIP upgrade and will appear as an exclusive on CD4 as well as on the limited edition 12″.
Today, i-D Magazine unveiled Kendrick Lamar as the latest cover star for their Winter 2017 issue, The Sounding Off Issue, a celebration of the music we love and the people who make it.
i-D lead the issue with arguably the world’s greatest living rhymer, cover star Kendrick Lamar, shot by world renowned fashion photographer Craig McDean and styled by i-D’s Fashion Director Alastair McKimm. In a thoughtful and considered interview with New York based cultural commentator Touré, Kendrick ruminates on the impact of seminal track Alright, Obama, Trump and the power of the mind.
DOLL SKIN HIT THE ROAD
Phoenix pop-punk favorites DOLL SKIN released the video for their new single “DAUGHTER” this week, premiering Friday 10/13 via ALTERNATIVE PRESS. The video can currently be viewed on the EMP Youtube at the following location.
The band is currently on tour supporting ONE EYED DOLL on the SOMETHING WICKED Tour, with special guests CO-OP (featuring Dash Cooper) on select dates, plus a select handful of headlining dates. The tour follows up several legs of headlining on the SHUT UP! Tour, and a Summer stint on the 2017 VANS WARPED TOUR.
The video for the track “Legend of the Wild Horse” from Choir of the Mind, the new album from Metric frontwoman Emily Haines’ solo project, The Soft Skeleton, is premiering via W Magazine.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sabrina Claudio has unveiled a high fashion inspired companion visual for the seductive track “Stand Still.” The video, which was directed by Baxter Stapleton and features Sabrina dressed in Keepsake The Label, premiered earlier today on VOGUE. The iconic fashion publication called Sabrina a “Rising R&B Stunner,” while boasting “Claudio’s defining quality: Whether musically, emotionally, or sartorially, she refuses to stand still.” Sabrina’s video for “Stand Still” can now be viewed on her official YouTube channel.
Nicole Rodriguez is a singer/songwriter always drawing inspiration from the road ahead. Recording and performing under the name Pearla, the young artist recently released a debut EP, If You’re Not Alright Now, which had tastemakers comparing her stylings to Alanis Morisette and Ani DiFranco.
First Hate Shares New Video Via Noisey
First Hate shares their latest video “A Prayer For The Unemployed” via Noisey, who says the duo “have a knack for making the mundane feel weirdly beautiful.” The song is the title track from their debut album, which was released earlier this year via Escho Records. First Hate explains that the video is about a “love story from the afterlife”. You can check it out here.
AlphaCub New Single
A note from AlphaCub: “‘Dont Waste My Love’ is a song about me trying to react positively through difficult moments in my life. All proceeds for the single will go towards Cystic Fibrosis Canada; a cause that is very dear to me.”
PROPHETS OF RAGE deliver “Strength In Numbers” Video
Today, Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord have released the video for “Strength In Numbers,” of which Chuck D asks: “ALMOST anything can be built or toppled with a collective force. A movement is never about an individual. On the opposition of Colin Kaepernick in today’s sports world, we ask ‘is it the KNEE or is it The NEGRO’”? – watch HERE.
Strength In Numbers"ALMOST anything can be built or toppled with a collective force. A movement is never about an individual. On the opposition of Colin Kaepernick in today's sports world, we ask ‘is it the KNEE or is it The NEGRO?'"- Chuck D
Posted by Prophets of Rage on Monday, October 16, 2017
DEUCE TO DROP SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘INVINCIBLE’
Portland based and Los Angeles bred rapper, producer and singer DEUCE has announced that his latest album, Invincible, will be released via Better Noise Records on December 1st. The masked musician is vying for immortality with 14 new tracks, representing his next natural step from his 2012 debut solo album, Nine Lives – which sold 100,000 units, received 33 million views on YouTube, and featured the hit single “America”.
Celebrating over 25 years in show business, four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men return with their latest album Under the Streetlight (Sony Masterworks) available October 20. A tribute to the classic, harmony driven sound that inspired the iconic R&B trio, Under the Streetlight, features a personal selection of timeless songs chosen by founding member Nathan Morris, tenor Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris, plus one original song – all with a Boyz II Men twist. The album is available now for preorder.
“Growing up and experiencing doo-wop music, definitely influenced Boyz II Men’s sound,” said Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men. “Under the Streetlight has been a passion project that we’ve wanted to create for a while to bring us back to our roots and make the music that inspired us when we first started the group.”
LA via Austin songwriter Alex Rose announces debut ‘Arcadian Pages’
There are many moments, memories, and places stretched across Alex Rose’s Arcadian Pages. The debut album from the Los Angeles-born, Austin-raised musician is a project four years in the making, an intimate and evocative collection of mental snapshots, born in homes, houses, cars, and hotels spanning from Washington to New York to Texas and California.
Earlier this month, the Nashville-based singer and songwriter Becca Mancari released her debut album Good Woman via her imprint Gold Tooth Records. Today, The Fader published a feature interview with Mancari along with the premiere of the official video for “Arizona Fire.” Leah Mandel said, “Undulating from wistful heartache to glowing mirth, Good Woman is a truly transcendent reflection on love and friendship and self-evolution.”
A colossal figure in the streets and one of the most popular independent rappers in the business, Young Dolph is bulletproof, deflecting haters and shells alike. After avoiding more than 100 gunshots in Charlotte back in March, Young Dolph was less lucky last month in California, suffering three gunshot wounds, landing him in the Intensive Care Unit. Now in the midst of a successful recovery, Dolph announces Thinking Out Loud, his newest album. Packed with towering trap production, signature Dolph punchlines, and deep looks at personal issues, from his love for and relationship with his family, the fallout from his near-death experiences, and more, Thinking Out Loud is Dolph’s third album of 2017, following February’s Gelato and April’s Bulletproof. Featuring appearances from 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla $ign, and D.R.A.M., Thinking Out Loud arrives on October 20th via Paper Route Empire.
Post Malone Captures #1 on Billboard Hot 100 with “rockstar”
Multiplatinum chart-topping Dallas, TX superstar and “The Most Streamed Artist in the World,” Post Malone continues dominating the charts. This week, his smash “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage] (produced by Tank God & Louis Bell) seizes #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This marks his very first number one on the respective chart.
Less than a month since its release, “rockstar” has earned countless plaudits, becoming one of the year’s biggest hits. The single is currently holding down the #1 spot on both the Spotify US Top 200 Chart and The Apple Music Overall Top Songs Chart. Moreover, it smashed Apple Music’s one-week record total for a single song with 25 million streams worldwide and 22.5 million U.S. streams.