Atlanta-based rock/metal/industrial band Inviolate has released their brand new music video for “Broken Cycle”, the second single from their August 2017 full-length CD The Insomniac’s Dream. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Broken Cycle” was shot by Chance White of White Flame Studios at both the complex of the Safety Wolf facility and Atlanta’s Big Peach Studios.
Sam F & TastyTreat Join Forces for “Wavy”
Rising-stars Sam F and TastyTreat catch a vibe on the free-spirited “Wavy,” featuring Sophie Rose. Propelled by velvety pop cadences and future bass beats, the single beams feel-good vibes.
Synthwave Cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” by Scandroid For Halloween
Released just in time for the Halloween season, the Scandroid cover of “Thriller” is accompanied by a lyric video paying homage to the original Michael Jackson music video, featuring shots of robotic zombies and werewolves performing “Thriller’s” classic dance moves.
Beta Testers Open Call for HumBeatz Music-Making Web App
AmpTrack Technologies has announced an open call for Beta testers of its free app, HumBeatz, which is a 4-track music loop creator with pitch and beat detection that works directly in a Chrome web browser. This cloud-based app allows users to simply hum, whistle or beatbox and turn those sounds and song ideas into a musical instrument for creating musical parts, loops, stems or song sketches.
The app offers two modes for easy music creation. Hum Mode lets the user vocalize or sing a melody or bass line and assign it to one of more than 100 instruments in the app’s virtual keyboard for playback. In Beatz Mode, the user can easily create recorded rhythm parts by beatboxing and selecting from eight drum kits and eight percussion kits (192 sounds total). HumBeatz automatically detects and converts the beatbox sounds to percussion instruments.
Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2 will be released December 1 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available to pre-order digitally and with exclusive limited-edition bundles. The multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning musician first shared the album news from stage during the first of two sold-out shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this past Friday. Of the special hometown concerts, CMT praises, “…cemented his status as one of music’s greatest talents to emerge from the current decade.”
MOTOWN RECORDING ARTIST LA’PORSHA RENAE RELEASES OFFICIAL “ALREADY ALL READY”
Singer/Songwriter La’Porsha Renae releases the visuals to “Already All Ready” the title track from her debut album Already All Ready which was released earlier this year via 19 Recordings/Motown Records. Check out the music video which was premiered via Billboard here. “Already All Ready” shows a high-spirited La’Porsha celebrating and dancing in the gymnasium of her rivalry high school in Magnolia, Mississippi.
Leslie Clio debuts stunning Destiny’s Child cover on Purple Unplugged EP
With her third album Purple Leslie Clio has taken a great step forward in her artistic development, in a way few German artists could match. The debut album Gladys marked the start of a four-year musical trajectory that has reached its zenith in 2017 with Purple. Now, with the Purple Unplugged EP, Leslie Clio has wrapped a selection of her songs in a whole new sound. The five-track EP reflects Leslie’s diverse musical range and shows with what force and verve she transports herself and her songs into any setting. In addition to three of her own compositions, the EP includes a breathtaking cover version of Destiny’s Child anthem, “Survivor”.
On a front porch bolstered by cinder blocks and hope, North Carolina native Chase Rice gingerly demonstrated what a D-chord looks like to 8-year-old Nicholas Thompson. With crimped, tiny fingers and intense concentration, Thompson stared up at his musical mentor and smiled.
The interaction and the moment of discovery demonstrates the power of music to change lives; a theme which is woven throughout Rice’s latest music video for “Three Chords & The Truth.”
Today, a new video for the gorgeous first single “River Days” premiered via the Wild Honey Pie, who said, “[the track] will somehow make you feel perfectly content with being trapped on an island in your mind through playful lo-fi instrumentation and ’60’s-pop influenced harmonies. The song talks about the all too familiar feeling of getting lost in your own anxieties about life — stuck in a hazy mindset that, on the surface, seems impossible to get out of.”
Oddisee & Good Compny Announce “Beneath The Surface (Live)”
A live version of the critically acclaimed 2017 album “The Iceberg,” Oddisee’s masterpiece has been performed around the world. As he has toured, he has been joined by his band, Good Compny: Olivier St. Louis on guitar, Ralph “Real” Washington on Keys, DJ Unown on MPC, Jon Laine on drums and Dennis Turner on bass. Today, you can hear the first single “Hold It Back (Live).”
Beautifully animated video by Akiva
“As we stand on the brink of nuclear Trumpageddon with terror on the street and meltdown in the corridors of power, it doesn’t feel right to be listening to homogenous vocoder disposable pop featuring nobody special. That’s why we have something to say.” – Akiva
Buyepongo Premieres “Sueltan Fuego” via THE BURNING EAR
Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” – which certainly describes the scene on the dance floors of Los Angeles whenever the band launches into its dizzyingly energetic, instantly infectious rhythms. But it also describes Buyepongo’s riotous mash-up of influences, which absorbs hip-hop, punk, funk, and jazz sounds into a delirious tropical blend of styles from across the Latin American diaspora. Like its name, the band is part hybrid, part invention, something untranslatable that nevertheless perfectly captures its uniquely vibrant spirit.
RIAA RECOGNIZES UNPARALLELED SUCCESS OF THE WEEKND’S MULTI-PLATINUM ALBUM ‘STARBOY’
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently recognized the unparalleled success of The Weeknd’s album “Starboy” (XO/Republic Records) as well as the artist’s prolific career notching 11 Platinum or multi-Platinum certified songs during the last five years. In the last year, the Weeknd is the only artist to earn a 2X multi-Platinum album that also includes four Platinum (or higher) songs. The “Starboy” single is 5X multi-Platinum, “I Feel It Coming” 2X multi-Platinum and “Party Monster” and “Reminder” are both Platinum.
On a new Mabel Greer’s Toyshop album “The Secret” to be released by December 15, and for the first time in 50 years, Peter Banks and Clive Bayley are heard playing a guitar duo. Clive has written a new song around previously recorded guitar parts by Peter Banks. The song is included in the album as a tribute to Peter Banks and Chris Squire joining Mabel Greer in September 1967. “I did it because reading of Peter’s passing in 2013 was the catalyst for meeting Bob Hagger again and coming up with the crazy idea of re-forming Mabel Greer. The result is that we have produced two new albums since then, and released re-mastered BBC tapes from 1967 on the EP ‘Images'”, said Clive.
Seattle doom metal duo, BELL WITCH, will unveil their stunning Mirror Reaper full-length via Profound Lore this Friday. Engineered and mixed by veteran producer Billy Anderson (Swans, Sleep, Neurosis), the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass, vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums, vocals, organ) have pushed the band’s sound further beyond their landmark 2015 LP, Four Phantoms offering up one continuous, eighty-three-minute piece unfolding as a single track. While retaining the colossal heaviness of their previous releases, Mirror Reaper sees the band explore the more meditative, melancholy, and introspective aspects to their sound through the introduction of long, lonely organ passages and the return of vocalist Erik Moggridge (Aerial Ruin), offering a prominent presence.
Canadian singer-songwriter Forest Blakk is no stranger to the spotlight, however, only under this moniker has he presented his truest, most vulnerable self after years of soul searching across the world and dabbling in a variety of musical genres. Fans immediately fell in love with his acoustic covers performed alongside bandmate/keyboardist Christoph Stiller, which include “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia and “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift. Today, Blakk is thrilled to unveil his debut single “Love Me,” exclusively on Ones To Watch. “Love Me” is just a preview of what is in store from a collection of original content that will be released throughout 2017 into the new year. Listen to “Love Me” now, here.
The Clydes share Halloween-ready rocker “The Vampire of Hanover”
The song premiered on New Noise Magazine where the band shared, “Brian, our guitarist, likes to read about crime, and he came across an article in the New York Daily News about this guy, Fritz Haarmann. He was a German serial killer known as the Vampire of Hanover. He handed Brent, our lead singer, a tape of a song he was working on and showed him the article and said, ‘Write about this.’ Brent wrote the lyrics from the killer’s point of view. That became ‘The Vampire Of Hanover,’ the song. Brian feels it’s one of his best pieces of music he’s written.
Slow Dakota release new EP ‘Rumspringa’
orn in the cornfields of Indiana, PJ Sauerteig began releasing music as Slow Dakota from his Columbia University dorm room. (It was at Columbia where he also founded the record label, Massif Records).
After a string of early recordings, he first won critical acclaim with The Ascension of Slow Dakota, released in 2016. (He was even nominated for a Pushcart Prize following the album’s release). A month later, Sauerteig matriculated to NYU School of Law, where he’s been hidden away ever since.
Jaguar Bones share ‘Turn The Sky Gold’
Jaguar Bones are: Josh Beech (formerly of Beech), born in South East, London and now living in LA. Producer/songwriting team James and Joseph Dzuris (writers for One Republic signed to Downtown Music), born in Detroit and currently living between Denver and LA.
CHARA SANDS RELEASES DEBUT EP “PART ONE”
Chara Sands debuts EP “Part One” taking you on an epic journey through the minds of Jacque Clark and Ryan Norton on their newest project.
Taking their name from the area of sand isolated between forests in Siberia that is known for having little to no transition between the two harkens back to the recordings concept also. Floating through samples and sounds the EP transports the listener to a sultry in-between place that is not defined by a single genre, only by the space it creates within the depths of music.
When asked about the project Clark had this to say “It is a soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be filmed. This is a story of life, death, growth and changes.”
Indie alt pop outfit Dutch Party have just released the new video, ‘Now and Later’ via Noisey. Dutch Party has received critical and commercial acclaim with features in Billboard, Pigeons and Planes and Fader among others. The video for single ‘Now and Later’ which is off of their upcoming EP Combat Pop, is a cinematic masterpiece inspired by singer Ken Franklin’s love for the 1961 film, The Hustler.
MAYA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘WHAT WE ARE WORTH’
Contemplative and soulful, MAYA is back with a powerful new single What We Are Worth, a meaningful song that pleads with the listener to look inwards and understand just how much they are worth to this world. It’s the perfect follow-up to her equally provocative previous single What After Now, and it’s set for release on October 27. MAYA will be celebrating the release with a launch show at Melbourne’s iconic The Night Cat on December 1.
Her latest release follows an already massive year for the singer, whose collaboration with Linkin Park, “Heavy,” broke the Top 20 on Billboard’s Top 40, Adult Top 40 and Hot Rock Songs charts. Kiiara’s breakout 2016 saw the multi-platinum success of debut single “Gold” as well as her very first headlining ‘low kii n savage af’ tour. “Gold” boasts over 370 million streams to date and reached the top 5 at Top 40 radio, the top 10 on Billboard’s Rhythmic charts and the top 20 on their Adult Top 40 and Hot 100 charts. This past summer, Kiiara joined The Chainsmokers on their Memories: Do Not Open, 40+ city arena tour.
Ashleigh Watson – ‘Little Love’ Single
Originally from a jazz background, Ashleigh Watson found her passion for Motown and Soul music when she joined world-renowned girl band Sweethearts at just 14 years of age. She performed with them twice at the prestigious Porretta Soul Festival Italy and Montreaux Jazz Festival Switzerland. In 2014 she had the pleasure of giving an impromptu performance of ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ to The Four Tops in their dressing room during the Melbourne leg of their tour.
DOLL SKIN Release ‘Daughter’ Music Video
DOLL SKIN have released the video for their new single “DAUGHTER”. DOLL SKIN is currently on tour supporting ONE-EYED DOLL on the SOMETHNG 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.
CORAXO reveal 360 video teaser for the new album ‘Sol’
Coraxo, melodic/progressive death metal trio from Finland reveal their first 360 video teaser for their upcoming second album, “Sol”, out via Snow Wave Recordson on November 23rd (digital, CD and vinyl).
We Bless This Mess – “Ocean” – New Single
“Ocean” is the latest release from We Bless This Mess. It talks of genuine love and keeps in theme with the message that Nelson keeps: “We breathe, we are alive. This is the greatest gift and it’s so simple.”- Nelson. It is not over glamourized but is more telling of the notion that “less is more” and subsequently, the desire to externalize the positivity to the world.
NICK J.D. HODGSON UNVEILS DEBUT SINGLE ‘SUITABLE’
The album isn’t his first album though. As main songwriter and founder member of Kaiser Chiefs, Nick penned some huge global hits including ‘I Predict A Riot’ and the number 1 single ‘Ruby’.
Since leaving the band in 2012 Nick has kept busy writing and producing, having hits with Mark Ronson, Hurts, John Newman, Rat Boy and Shirley Bassey.
DEEPSHADE STREAM NEW TRACK ‘LET THE CITY’
Introducing fresh sounds from their recording sessions with British producer John Kettle, Wigan (UK) based alt-rock trio are hosting their new track ‘Let The City’ as a free stream direct from the bands soundcloud page.
Let The City is set to feature on the bands long-awaited new album release planned for Summer of 2018. Having gained a loyal cult-following with their gritty post-grunge rock outs sprinkled with a dose of psychedelic reverie, Deepshade have been grafting away at their song and stage craft since forming in late 2013. Snowballing into the public psyche with the release of their acclaimed debut ‘Everything Popular Is Wrong’, the band have paid their dues with numerous festival appearances and UK tours alike. Continually pushing their own creativity and sonic explorations, Deepshade fans can expect some interesting diversions and progressions with their new & forthcoming material.
Skinny Living release cinematic video for new single ‘Fade’
The new video for “Fade”, the latest single from Skinny Living has launched today. An incredibly powerful visual, it perfectly complements the track that has been produced by Steve Robson (James Bay, John Legend). The song is another emotionally powerful number and its lyrics are delivered by the brilliant vocals of singer Ryan Johnston.
Felix Cartal releases Video for ‘Hold Tight’
In a world where adversity and diversity constantly threaten to tear us apart, dance music culture has always provided a safe haven of unity. Felix Cartal emulates this feeling in his new release “Hold Tight,” the B-side track to his recent hit “Get What You Give” with the new official video.
Everything Everything release new single ‘Night Of The Long Knives’
‘Night of the Long Knives’ is the third single to be taken from the brilliant new album from Everything Everything, ‘A Fever Dream’. It follows previous singles ‘Can?t Do’ and ‘Desire’ which were both playlisted on Radio 1 and 6 Music.
‘Night Of The Long Knives’ is an incredibly atmospheric track, with ominous basslines crashing drums and stabbing synths creating a uniquely evocative sound, resulting in one of the most thrilling tracks on a brilliant album.
Kill The Ideal release new EP & ‘Crazy’ lyric video
UK rock trio Kill The Ideal have today independently released their six-track self-titled EP and revealed the lyric video for the upcoming single ‘Crazy’, out November 21st.
Barely Dressed Records is delighted to welcome fast-rising Brisbane punks Good Boy to their roster for the release of their brilliant impending EP Shirk Life, due November 10.
To celebrate the signing, Good Boy have released a strange and wonderful video for first single ‘Fishing With A Shotgun’ and also shared details for their headline Australian tour.
Northern Ireland’s And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA) are streaming their entire forthcoming album The Endless Shimmering early beginning today via The Independent. Hear and share The Endless Shimmering HERE.
George Glew ‘Home Love’
George Glew released his new single ‘Home Love’ on October 5th via Atomizer Records. It is the third track to be released as part of his plan to release a new single every month for the next year.
Explaining the meaning behind the song, he explains “it’s a song about empathizing with someone who is at their lowest. Knowing that everyone goes through hardships and low points and doing something to help that person. Acknowledging that you’ve been through a time similar to this person creates a vulnerability which I think comes across in the song”.
Firewoodisland release video for new single ‘Dearest Brother’
Acclaimed Bristol-based four piece Firewoodisland have released the brand new video for their latest single ‘Dearest Brother’. The track is the first taste of the band’s upcoming debut album, due in early 2018, and has already started receiving plays on 6Music.
‘Dearest Brother’ is a beautiful folk-pop anthem, building with intricate, delicate guitars before breaking into sky-high choruses and soaring harmonies, creating a gorgeously compelling sound that the band have christened ‘mountain pop’.
Binky reveals video for ‘Fireflies’
Binky is a happy go lucky, wild and bubbly singer from London. Her unique, raspy and captivating tone makes her one of a kind, driven by relentless amounts of determination. Fusing her love of urban pop and country music, Binky is a unique sonic force in the British country music scene. While her sound reflects the marriage of the two sounds with the current US industry, her distinctively British take adds a striking new dimension that sets her apart from all her contemporaries.
LOUSY BROWN, “DON’T BELIEVE ME”
Atlanta-based rapper, visual artist, designer, and beatmaker Lousy Brown presents “Don’t Believe Me”, the B1ackboy-produced title track from his forthcoming EP. Born in Louisiana and raised on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, Lousy was part of the Dope Sandwich collective in Savannah, where he released his first EP, 2009’s Mr Brown Poetry, before moving to Atlanta.
YouTube star Hannah Trigwell releases new single ‘Nobody’
Hannah Trigwell has released her stunning new single ‘Nobody’, which is taken from her highly anticipated debut album RED, coming early 2018.
Hannah explains the meaning behind the track, “Nobody should call themselves a nobody, but sometimes we do – this song is about an internal battle to believe in yourself.”
Moon Hooch Release New Video
In their earliest days, Moon Hooch were known for epic dance party raves they would spontaneously throw on New York City subway platforms. So raucous were these events that the group was eventually banned from the Bedford Ave L train stop in Brooklyn by the NYPD. The band’s new video for “Rough Sex” is a visual metaphor depicting how Moon Hooch has risen out the subways to the rooftops above and not even the mighty NYPD can shut them down anymore.
French Slacker-Rockers Mcbaise Premieres “610”
“Mcbess is an illlustrator and musician originally from the south of France, living nowadays in London. From playing drums, saxophone and percussion in a jazz band in Cannes as a teenager, to being part of multiple rock bands in London, it’s been quite the journey.
Rina Sawayama Shares ‘Alterlife’ Video
London’s pop futurist Rina Sawayama today shares the video for her single ‘Alterlife’. Premiered earlier today via Noisey, the video is now available to stream on Vevo.
Directed by Shane Lim, the ‘Alterlife’ video plunges Rina into the neon-hued world of a vintage Japanese karaoke booth. Working with photographer Elizabeth Lee, the ‘Alterlife’ video sees Rina’s alter-egos lip sync against each other in a piece the channels the fluoro energy of nineties Japan. “The video is about finding yourself through living as different avatars”, said Rina. Described by Noisey as “a perfect pop song”, ‘Alterlife’ channels its high-octane production (care of Clarence Clarity) from the racing game soundtracks of F-Zero X and Gran Turismo.
Tel Aviv’s Noga Erez invokes Michael Jackson in new stunning video
With her first full EU tour kicking off at Simple Things in Bristol this weekend, Tel Aviv’s fiercest star, Noga Erez, has shared a new video for her song “Balkada.”
One of the many stand-out cuts from her debut album Off The Radar, which came out in June on City Slang,”Balkada” is about the relationship between an artist and their audience and the intimate bond that develops.
Stream New Dirty Fences Single “One More Step”
Dirty Fences’ third studio album, Goodbye Love, is due out October 27th via Greenway Records. Like their past releases, it’s full of meaty riffs, sing-along choruses, and perfectly-executed harmonies and finds the band’s high-energy, tongue-in-cheek vibe fully intact. The album is currently available for pre-order digitally and on CD, cassette, and limited-edition splatter vinyl.
Mallen release new video ‘The Otherside’ from upcoming EP
West Midlands rockers Mallen are back with their new video ‘The Otherside’ from their upcoming second studio EP ‘This Dream’ which will be released on October 16th!
Mallen combine their personal influences to bring together an empowering, rock fusion that isn’t too dissimilar to that of Evanesence, Alterbridge or Halestorm injected with their own added unique blend of anthemic rock!
Uruguay’s Upon Shadow releases new single “Fatal Stigma of the Realist”
Tomorrow, October 18th, marks the release date “Fatal Stigma of the Realist”, Uruguay’s black/gothic duo Upon Shadows new single. The album, which was mixed and mastered by Mika Pohjola at Soundmix recording studio in Oulu, Finland, also features Matti Torro on drums.
FAUX share new video for ‘Take Back Time’
Take Back Time is the debut single from London collective, FAUX, a collaborative project centred around producer and songwriter, Josef Page. The first of three singles to drop over the coming months, Take Back Time is a supremely confident debut; a hypnotic, 80s infused jam that demands movement and motion.
Check Out The Visual For Lute’s “Still Slummin'” Track Produced By J Dilla
Hot on the heels of the release of his debut project West 1996 Pt. 2, Dreamville newcomer Lute releases another thought provoking visual for his new track “Still Slummin'” produced by the legendary J Dilla.
Francobollo announce new single ‘Future Lover’
Today, Francobollo are announcing the release of new single ‘Future Lover’ alongside a curious animated video for the track.
A live favourite and endearing highlight from their critically acclaimed debut album Long Live Life – ‘Future Lover’ rises and falls, building to a crescendo of gorgeous harmonies and ferocious guitar runs.
ELM: The Obelisk Premieres “Mayhem” Video From Noise-Strewn
ELM will release their new full-length, Dog, this Friday via Italy’s Bronson Recordings. Captured live at the band’s rehearsal studio in April 2017, the record includes a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Holed up in their den, they used no outside producers or studio trickery, Dog is dirty, sharp, crushing, no-frills rock ‘n’ roll, constantly overloaded but never underestimated.
Holly Macve Releases Covers EP on Bella Union
Holly Macve caps an excellent breakthrough year with the release of a 4 track covers EP and her biggest London headline show to date at Omeara later this month. When Rough Trade Shops made her debut LP Golden Eagle their Album Of The Month back in March, they asked Holly to record some exclusive cover versions for a bonus CD that was included in the early preorders and for subscribers to the Rough Trade Album Club. That EP is now available for the first time digitally via Spotify and features the below cover versions:
UNTIL THE SKY DIES Premieres “VII” At Svbterranean
Avant-metal duo UNTIL THE SKY DIES offers “VII” – the seventh track on the band’s dystopian concept album, The Year Zero Blueprint – through an exclusive premiere at Svbterranean, as the LP nears release through Cimmerian Shade Recordings.
Amazon Music, in collaboration with GRAMMY® Award winning hip hop band The Roots, is set to live stream “A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop” in Dallas, TX on Facebook as well as on Amazon’s social media platform Twitch. Special guests for the event include Erykah Badu, Bilal, Robert Glasper and conductor, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, all to be backed by the full symphony orchestra the Dallas POPS at The Pavilion Indoor Theater at Toyota Music Factory tonight at 6:30pm PT/8:30pm CT/9:30pm ET.
Today, the full stream of the EP premiered with a wonderful writeup from the Grey Estates, who said of the release, “The debut EP from Prolly Knot reveals itself like a series of late night confessions. Artist Sam Pinkerton presents a soundtrack that challenges and bends the definitions of the genres it stands for – from the somber effects that make for stunning whispered secrets on opener ‘Perennial’ to the heartbreaking look back in closer ‘Teeth (Never Should Have)’ that has Pinkerton’s husky vocals taking center stage on a single of sparse instrumentation.”
BIRDS OF BELLWOODS premiere new video, “Let You Go”
Birds of Bellwoods have released “Let You Go,” the new single from their forthcoming album, VICTORIA, and their first ever music video. The quartet have established themselves as one of Toronto’s most unique emerging bands, with “skilled musicianship and strong vocal harmonies.” (New Canadian Music) The self-released EP, The Fifth, racked up accolades including a 2016 Independent Music Award and an International Songwriting Competition prize.
JOHNNY CHOPS “Believer”
Johnny “Chops” Richardson, bassist for Randy Rogers Band, has released “Believer,” the first single from his forthcoming sophomore album, Johnny Chops & The Razors (produced by David Abeyta of Reckless Kelly; Due out early spring).
Broen Share Video For “Time”
With its twinkling synths, squelching bass and funk guitar ushering in vocalist Marianna Røe’s soulful vocals, the track perfectly exemplifies the poppy–yet–questing eclectic spirit that defines this exciting young band.