TOTO BONA LOKUA Announce Long-Awaited Return with ‘Bondeko’
The musical adventure known as ‘Toto Bona Lokua’ began 13 years ago when three renown world musicians came together to form a magical bond. Now Gerald Toto, Richard Bona, and Lokua Kanza have reunited in 2017 to pick up where they left off. With soulful, CSN-esque harmonies and afro-jazz backbeats, this new LP entitled, ‘Bondeko’ (Congelese for ‘friendship’) is both playful and profound. With an even more nuanced approach, marinated in years of wisdom, Bondeko is an album that is sure to uplift and excite listeners around the world.
WULFMAN FURY return with new track and video ‘Draw The Line’ this November
Sheffield 5-piece Wulfman Fury finally burst on to the scene with their debut single ‘Nightsweats’ this October, and have swiftly followed the release up with another stellar new track ‘Draw The Line’ this November.
After eight months holed away writing and recording, ‘Draw The Line’ is the perfect introduction to the band, a driving rallying call delivered with the grit and confidence of a band who know they’re on to something.
Death By Unga Bunga premiere new video for ‘Into The Night’
Death by Unga Bunga have premiered their manic new video for ‘Into The Night’ at New Noise Magazine.The track previously premiered at UPROXX, who described it as featuring “classic rock melodies akin to, say, Thin Lizzy, alongside fuzz overdrive that could be an early Cloud Nothings track”. ‘Into The Night’ is taken from their upcoming new album, due out Spring 2018.
Leah Calvert is many things, among them a singer-songwriter and in-demand Atlanta-area fiddler and vocalist. Over the years, she has shared the stage with award-winning artists including Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and renowned songwriter Radney Foster. In addition to her work as a solo artist, she is a member of Atlanta acts The Dappled Grays and John Driskell Hopkins Band (Grammy winner and founding/current member of Zac Brown Band).
PENTATONIX RELEASE NEW CLIP FROM ‘A VERY PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS’ NBC SPECIAL
Pentatonix has sold more than 6.4 million albums (in total consumption) in the U.S. alone. They have won three Grammy Awards, received a Daytime Emmy nomination and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 13.7 million subscribers, yielding over 2.7 billion video views, and their 2015 self-titled album has been certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s 200.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Cam will be sharing her holidays with millions this Thursday, November 23, as she appears in the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of America’s favorite seasonal spectaculars. During the two-and-one-half mile parade route on 34th Street in New York City, the Grammy, CMA, ACM, CMT and AMA nominated artist will ride the Domino Sugar float, and, perform her new single, “Diane,” which will be telecast on NBC.
This week “Diane,” a preview of new music from Cam’s forthcoming 2018 Arista Nashville/RCA Records album, arrives at country radio. Officially impacting radio on Monday, December 4, the new single was co-written by Cam, Jeff Bhasker, and Tyler Johnson, the team behind her Platinum-certified #1 smash, “Burning House,” which remains the most-downloaded song by a female country artist released since 2015. Bhasker (Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars) and Johnson (Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran) also produced “Diane,” as they did Cam’s widely acclaimed 2015 major-label album debut, Untamed.
Nightmares on Wax is releasing a limited edition 12” of recently revealed single “Citizen Kane” on December 1st. The gospel-tinged hip-hop soul original, featuring long time collaborator Mozes is featured with and without a guest verse from Kanye West and Flume collaborator Allan Kingdom.
It comes backed with two remixes from Chicago house legend Ron Trent, who steps up the pace for the dancefloor with a full vocal mix and the more stripped back Night Dubbin remix for serious late-night sessions.
ARIA-nominated Producer of the Year Jia Lih (aka Alex JL Hiew) has unveiled his debut track ‘Keep Talking’ following a wealth of previous production experience, working on Troye Sivan’s chart-topping releases ‘Youth’ and ‘Wild.’
A deep, soulful track, layered with rhythmic chords and electro melodies, ‘Keep Talking’ verges on the peak 2013 era of deep house, with Hopium lending a hand on vocals; the latter famed for his highly acclaimed track ‘Dreamers.’
Respected by his Chitown peers for his rhyming ability and emo-rap aesthetic, Supa Bwe is the next to blow from the city’s burgeoning rap scene. Blasting off over a candy-colored, posi-rap instrumental, Supa Bwe shows off his impeccable cadence on “Down Comes the Spaceman,” his latest single. Over a beat co-produced by MoneyMontage, Supa Bwe and special guest Saba tell their origin stories, relating anecdotes about their struggles finding themselves before rap, their perpetual outsider status, and detailing some changes in their neighborhoods since their childhoods. Out now on retailers, “Down Comes The Spaceman” is the latest single from Finally Dead, Supa Bwe’s upcoming album. Featuring appearances from Xavier Ömar and others, Supa Bwe’s Finally Dead is slated to release on December 6th via EMPIRE.
Table Scraps have announced their new album ‘Autonomy’ and premiered a brand new track from it, ‘Sick Of Me’, at DIY today ahead of its release this Friday 17th. On the song, Scott Vincent Abbott of the band has said “‘Sick of Me’ is about when friendships stagnate and minor annoyance gives way to mouldering resentment. Then juxtapose that feeling on top of a jangly sunshine pop backdrop (or as close to that as we ever get!). The echo of our breeze block 5m x 5m (and very un-soundproofed) room also perfectly suited the track’s claustrophobic feel. It’s dedicated to everyone just about keeping a lid on telling that one person how you really feel and cutting them loose.”
UK artist Tom Forest’s “Superhuman” video premieres
The video for “Superhuman,” the latest song to be released from British musician Tom Forest’s forthcoming debut album Hope, is premiering via Culture Collide. Of the song Culture Collide hails it’s “lyrically emotional and musically infectious.”
Tiso elaborates, “HOWLING SYCAMORE was born from the stubborn idea of melting together different styles of heavy music into something powerful, sincere and with a strong identity. I wanted to mix extreme metal drumming, layered down-tuned guitars and old school prog metal singing. I’m so grateful that these amazing musicians helped shape the album into the beautiful weirdness that it became.”
The musicians he speaks of are none other than former Watchtower and Dangerous Toys singer, Jason McMaster and drumming sensation, Hannes Grossmann (Necrophagist, Obscura).
The self-titled album will be released on January 26, 2018 on all digital platforms, compact disc and a limited edition, silver vinyl LP on Prosthetic Records. You can stream the first track, “Upended”, here:
They worked with renowned producer Romesh Dodangoda on the new record, who has worked with the likes of Motorhead, Bullet For My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend, BMTH and many others, and it’s a 10-track collection of powerful, energetic and motivational songs.
Go Primitive are a four-piece from Warwickshire who have a hard rock sound with an old school twist. They deliver big riffs, melodic choruses and full-on guitar solos with explosive energy and determination.
Fresh off the heels of her first sold-out headlining arena tour across Europe, Dua Lipa returned last night to the U.S. to kick off the North American leg of her Self-Titled tour in Boston. Her sold-out tour received an overwhelming response from fans, with most dates including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles selling out in one day. In addition to adding a second date in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium, she relocated several shows to larger venues in order to accommodate demand.
The highly-anticipated album, A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg, is now available on CD, digital and streaming platforms. Released worldwide through BMG, sales will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), a cause near and dear to Dan’s wife, Jean Fogelberg. In 2008, a year after Dan Fogelberg passed away from prostate cancer, Jean released “Sometimes A Song”, a Valentine’s Day gift to her from Dan, and donated proceeds to PCF. Each year since then she has designed the annual PCF Holiday Cards to help raise money and awareness.
Twelve-time Grammy winner and lead singer of multi-platinum selling group The White Stripes, Jack White, released his first children’s book today titled WE’RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS. Based on lyrics from one of The Whites Stripes’ most enduring and loved songs-and releasing just a few months after the group’s 20th anniversary (July 14, 2017), the perennial favorite feels right at home on the page as a children’s book.
Newly signed to Interscope Records, the electronic artists Louis The Child, comprised of 21-year-old Robby Hauldren and 20-year-old Freddy Kennett, share their music video for “Right To It,” featuring Ashe.
Of the lilting, summery “Right to It,” Hauldren says: “Freddy started playing this bass line and everyone was like, ‘Yes, that.’ It’s crazy when you have that kind of energy in a room where all of a sudden everyone is instantly inspired. We wrote the entire song a couple of hours later. It has a Sunday barbeque, day-drinking type of vibe. We were like, ‘Let’s just write a song that would feel incredible when you’re hanging out, just kicking it on a beautiful day.'”
Farruko, Bad Bunny, and Rvssian release the remix to their viral single “Krippy Kush,” which launched today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1- watch HERE. The single has crossed language barriers, by teaming up with hip hop heavyweights Nicki Minaj and 21 Savage to create the massive collaboration.
The Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey – have set initial tour dates for 2018, beginning March 14 in Chicago, Illinois through July 28 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with additional concerts expected to be announced shortly. The tour will feature stadium concerts in Orlando, Miami, Denver and Minneapolis with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band; Washington D.C. and Philadelphia with James Taylor & His All-Star Band; and Dallas, Texas with Chris Stapleton sharing the bill; with all other dates as an “Evening with the Eagles.”
“A Little Bit Funky” will be featured on a deluxe edition of The Cuckoos’ self titled EP slated for release on 11/24. The original EP released back In April, and of it Relix said, “[It] builds on the band’s captivating blend of genres, evoking the 1960s through a contemporary lens.”
Visionary Iranian-born Dutch artist Sevdaliza shares her new song “Hear My Pain Heal” and its companion video today. Directed by Ian Pons Jewell, the video is a stunning cinematic project that features a captivating performance by Sevdaliza, further cementing her as one of the most innovative artists in recent years. It’s the 17th song on her debut ISON album, which was re-released today.
Shawn Hook Signs To Round Hill Music
Round Hill Music has entered into a worldwide co publishing deal with Los Angeles based Shawn Hook. The Juno nominated artist recently released his EP ‘My Side of Your Story’ on Hollywood Records. His new single “Never Let Me Let You Go,” co written with Ammar Malik and produced by Monsters and Strangerz, is out now.
Belgian Electronic Duo Ganja White Night Reveal “Origins” LP
Belgian dub bass duo and wobble brothers, Ganja White Night (Benjamin “Bamby” Bayeul and Charlie “Erwan” Dodson) kick off 2018 with a new concept album, The Origins, to be released on their own label, SubCarbon Records, plus a self-curated tour featuring SubCarbon labelmates Dirt Monkey and Subtronics plus special guest Caspa, Opiuo & Downlink will join the Wobble Brothers on a number of dates in a unique live setting. Each concert on the tour will open with a B2B DJ set from the roster before Ganja White Night’s performance featuring live instrumentation and editing/remixing. A closely guarded opening performance is not to be missed.
COLE WILLIAMS PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “FREE” ON HUFF POST
The self-proclaimed “punk empress of African Rock” Cole Williams has premiered a brand new single titled “Free” over on Huffington Post. The new single follows the release of “A Change Is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke) from earlier in the year, and showcases Williams at the top of her game. Huff Post has called the song “a gift…[a] singular touching performance” and credited her for her “powerhouse vocals and empowering lyrical stance.”
Yesterday, St. Petersburg-based avant looper Billy Mays III, a.k.a. Infinite Third, premiered his new single on Impose Magazine who called the track “…a brilliant listen that manages to accomplish a lot drawing from a minimalist palette.”
Tampa Bay Times has run an in-depth profile on Mays and he was bestowed two “Best of the Bay” awards from Creative Loafing’s reader’s poll – Best Local Experimental Act and Best Local Instrumentalist. His interactive looping project was also chosen by Shure Microphones for an international marketing campaign.
North American straightedge/vegan hardcore/crust outfit SECT — featuring members of Cursed, Left For Dead, Catharsis, Undying, Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance, Day Of Suffering, Racetraitor, and many more – will release their second album, No Cure For Death, this Friday via Southern Lord. Advancing its release, the entire LP is now streaming at Revolver Magazine.
XBOIFRIEND Unveils New Noise Debut “Clout Cobain”
XBOIFRIEND makes his New Noise debut with “Clout Cobain.” The first single under the XBOIFRIEND moniker, Los Angeles-based, New Jersey-raised artist Malcolm Anthony expresses new sounds and narratives in the emotionally packed project. Boldly addressing difficult realities such as suicide, depression, infidelity, and insecurity, the LA-artist offers an essential, empowering voice in the music landscape while navigating through his own personal pitfalls.
LISTEN TO ADULT’S REMIX OF ‘ONE HOT MESS’ ON BLACKBOOK
Barry Adamson has been creating all of his life. Perhaps his greatest creation is himself as a multi-disciplined artist. The self-taught musician rose to prominence as the bass player in Magazine and toured extensively. His establishment as a solo artist came after a three year stint with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and heralded the release of his seminal first solo album, ‘Moss Side Story’. Critically acclaimed, it raised Adamson’s name as a composer of diverse complexity; able to tell a story with music, where the images were those supplanted in the minds of the listeners. Offers quickly followed and saw Adamson work with some of the film industry’s most intriguing mavericks including Derek Jarman, David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Danny Boyle.
The visual, directed by Jo Roy, portrays a group of people coming together and creating a community of “outsiders.” Au/Ra describes the song and video as “a calling to anybody who feels left out in social situations, or any situations they might face, to help them feel like it’s not just them who’s going through that.”
“Show Me The Way” by Singer-Songwriter Serena Foster
Effortlessly blending Serena’s vocals with live instrumentation and a beat that immediately pulls you in, “Show Me The Way” is an uplifting track, breaking the chains of conformity and pursuing one’s own happiness. Serena Foster effortlessly syncopates the nuances of the lyrics throughout the track, bringing an element of some of the best elements of trap EDM and anthemic-pop.
Skope Mag x Kat Cunning’s new single “Wild Poppies”
Drawing from her study of dance as well as her time on stage as a Broadway actress (Dangerous Liaisons, Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour, Sleep No More), Kat recently performed as the only live component in Refinery 29’s Fashion Week exhibit in collaboration with artist Juno Calypso. Her sultry, exquisite voice has already earned praise from the likes of The New York Times and Huffington Post. She’s currently preparing to release her debut EP in 2018.
New album by PORN
“The Ogre Inside” is available to stream in its entirety, and will be on sale in physical form on December 1st. After months of hard work, the new PORN album “The Ogre Inside” is available for streaming on Spotify.
KAABOO Del Mar is honored to be nominated for Pollstar’s 2017 “Music Festival of the Year” alongside a selection of legendary festivals including Austin City Limits Music Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Lollapalooza Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival. As the youngest festival in its nominating category, KAABOO has shifted the festival paradigm for the festival experience and has featured performances by some of the biggest names in music, comedy, food and art while receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard Magazine, Consequence of Sound, Forbes, Huffington Post, Paste Magazine and Pollstar. “In its third year, KAABOO Del Mar has thrown away the playbook that other fests use to find success,” reveals Consequence of Sound, “the San Diego festival manages to put a unique spin on what a festival can be in a time when few are attempting to do that.”
KIA MAZZI’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘MOTHERSHIP’
KIA MAZZI believes that the artist should remain “the student of the game” and to keep practicing, and to follow their ideals. Some logistical mistakes should be expected during that growth. Kia also believes there is evolution within imperfection, a creative progression that will come from practice, from hard-won trial and error. “If someone is trying to tell a story, or write a book they should be able to say it the way
they want to say it.”
Kia Mazzi: “In this world, being an independent artist is hard to do and to be. Everyone may be talking about being such, but as you go further, get deeper into the business, you may find even less people are actually doing it.”
Matt LeGrand “What Christmas Means to Me”
Matt LeGrand delivers on the classic Christmas track, “What Christmas Means to Me.” From the start, this festive pop tune hits all the right notes with an infectious rhythmic cheerfulness. It’s a revitalized arrangement that breathes new life into a distinctly familiar sound— hinting at all those familiar Christmas carols of our past with doo-wop vocals and a brassy arrangement. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stevie Wonder’s Christmas classic, LeGrand delivers a heartfelt performance, with smooth vocals across the jazz-inspired instrumentation, as he professes that love truly is the reason for the season. It’s the perfect track to add to any holiday playlist to keep the cheerful spirit going all season long. Check out Matt LeGrand’s new holiday single, “What Christmas Means to Me,” out now!
Nitti Gritti fuses rap and electronic music in “C’est La Vie” EP
Nitti Gritti, whose career started just over a year ago. Throughout the short period of time he introduced to the music community an extremely diverse catalog of original releases, co-produced Ty Dolla $ign’s “Stand For” (DJ Mustard Remix) under his 2nd alias Ricky Mears (released on Jay Z’s Roc Nation), grabbed an attention from labels such as Lowly Palace and Dim Mak and, just recently, announce a World Tour (1st phase consists of US, Asia and Australia dates). The 3-track “C’est La Vie” EP is Nitti’s tribute to fusing electronic music and rap (he did all of the singing, writing, producing, mixing, and mastering for the entire EP).
STRIFE: Live At The Troubadour Streaming In Its Entirety At Decibel Magazine
This Friday, WAR Records will release STRIFE’s Live At The Troubadour, recorded live at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles, California on February 5th, 2005. Decibel Magazine is now streaming the audio of the entire concert early.
Following last month’s release of “Youth”, LA’s queen of mysterious pop returns today with the perfect visual accompaniment to the single, premiering exclusively on The Beat. Directed by Alexa San Roman, the video offers some truly breathtaking scenery while capturing the exhilaration of love and loss.
Jonathan Bree (Brunettes) shares eerie track ft. Catalan singer Clara Viñals
Jonathan Bree will release his third album Sleepwalking on March 2, 2018. He revealed the video for lead track ‘You’re So Cool’ in August, which has organically picked up over a million YouTube views to date. Today he shares the video for ‘Say You Love Me Too’, which features Clara Viñals (Renaldo & Clara) on vocals.
Following the release of her official debut single ‘Savage’ on Friday, Brisbane-based Fijian hip-hop artist Jesswar has dropped a menacing film clip for the track, premiering yesterday via Noisey/VICE.
Today Buzzbands.LA has shared the new track from CLANS entitled “Trouble (The Boy Who Cried, I Am Wolf)”. CLANS is the moniker of Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Niko Monjarez.
The track premiered via Ones To Watch who said, “The expansive new LP, Hurtown, USA, builds further on Rashad’s unique sound, applying the feel-good facets of funk to his poignant stories of love and loss.”
Boulevards, real name Jamil Rashad, added, “‘Hurtown,’ is about driving through pain and heartbreak and letting go of that hurt. Me, Adam and Laura wanted to create a song that is based around an emotional turmoil that is hard to come back from. Anxiety, fear, loss, depression are things the heart goes through while dealing with heartbreak. This is what ‘Hurtown’ sounds and feels like.”
New Fumes shares trippy new music video for “Tricked By Rainbows” ahead of new album
New Fumes is Daniel Huffman from Dallas, TX. A noise musician and visual artist, Huffman has lent his talents to a multitude of diverse bands. He was a member of the 90s space rock outfit Comet as well as the Bitches Brew-loving improv group Ghostcar, and was a touring guitarist for the Polyphonic Spree, and TOBACCO. He’s been part of the touring entourage for and a collaborator with the Flaming Lips, and performed with them when they broke the Guiness World Record for most shows played in a 24 hour period.
Arin Ray releases a video for his debut single, “We Ain’t Homies,” released July 28 on Interscope Records. Ray wrote and produced the track himself, along with brother producers F Keys and Chuckie