Kody Nielson has just unveiled the first single from his forthcoming album Birthday Suite. The single is called Bic’s Birthday. Appropriately, it is released on Bic Runga’s birthday, 13th of January. That’s today. Happy Birthday Bic!
The Birthday Suite album is due out on May 9th, which is also Kody’s birthday – available worldwide via Flying Nun.
Formosa – ‘Fuck up your Liver’
The new musicvideo of the Song “Fuck up your Liver” is the best evidence that good Hardrock music is made with beer and joy.
In an old train-garage the video was shoot in November with more than 30 participants. The video has it all: Beershowering, a cucumber as a Drumstick and Stagediving deluxe. The song is in answer to #instafit and #healthylifestyle. A canticle and a declaration of love for all what is bad for the body but still a lot of fun!
Music Icon Pat Boone Honors Martin Luther King Jr
His song “I Had a Dream” features along with Boone, singers Angie Whitney, Brenda Turner and Michael B. Sutton. Never afraid to speak his mind on popular culture and politics, Boone always makes a headline making interview, and the #10 all-time top recording artist of all time who has sold over 45 million records worldwide is still selling out venues nationwide.
BLAKTAI TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT SINGLE, “SKIN” FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING SELF-TITLED EP ON VALENTINES DAY
BlakTai to release their debut single “Skin.” BlakTai was born in the spring of 2017 when Whitney Tai and Kelsey Warren of Blak Emoji met and fell deep into a focused creative music collaboration. The plan was to see how much music they could compose and record within the span of a month. After a few tracks were finished, they took 3 months off and resumed recording in the studio as well as their apartments. Sessions consisted of many writing hours, loads of tea, Russian cuisine and mainly laughing and cracking each other up.
Whitney Tai is a captivating singer, musician and producer from NYC. Her style ranges from pop to dance to alt/rock to edm. Her full length album, “Metamorphosis,” was released with rave reviews as were her follow up singles with club producer mastermind, Sunfreakz. Kelsey is also a vocalist, musician and producer who released his debut electro pop/rock ep, “Intro” with his group, Blak Emoji, last year. The newly formed duo covers a lot of musical ground borrowing sonic cues from the 80s and 90s to today’s music. To make the creative process more interesting, they would spend hours taking car rides and just listening and introducing each other to past and present music favorites.
Irie Misstxkes – “Ball On You” (Official Music Video)
After receiving over 1 million streams, Savannah, GA independent artist, Irie Misstxkes releases his first music video to his biggest single to date, “Ball On You,” a hypnotic, melodic tune that is all about stunting on your ex. The Terrius Mykel directed music video has a super trippy vibe and look that complement the record smoothly.
Pink Tea ‘smoko’ Single
Pink Tea is a project from local Brisbane bloke Tom Murphy. In his mid 20’s with a lot of stories of past experiences to tell in the form of rock music, he uses a blend of ambient acoustic guitar mixed with sharp distorted electric, to tell tales of heartache and mental strains.
CENTAUR (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Aktan Arym Kubat’s beautiful film “Centaur” provided me with the opportunity to write my most heartfelt and personal score to date. When I first saw the film, I was daunted because it was temptracked exclusively with my music from Aktan’s “The Light Thief”. This was the first time that I was confronted with my own music in a temp track, and it worked frighteningly well, too. So what do you do if you don’t want to repeat yourself? Thankfully I was told that the temp music really was just a placeholder and that I should do whatever I felt was right and not pay too much attention to the existing music. After I came up with a theme, everything went smoothly and we hardly changed anything at all. Of course one can never completely escape the influence of a first impression and my score remains a cousin to “The Light Thief”, but a more mystical and most certainly a more melancholy one. I’m very happy to have been given the opportunity to contribute something emotional to Aktan’s wonderful film and hope that many people will see it.
Jula Fatstash, based in Amsterdam, is one of today’s most prominent and interesting dancehall acts to follow. Jula, formerly known as Young Cashino, was born in Amsterdam to a Jamaican mother and a Croatian father. You can hear his songs at the most underground dancehall raves to urban eclectic mainstream clubs. His songs are praised for their catchy and innovative sound and over the top of your head wordplay. You can tell because he’s last two singles “Starlife” feat. Lady Bee released by Major Lazor and “Bacchanal Wine” feat. Dj Jah Released by Dirty Dutch turned out to be club anthems.
Today Jula is releasing his first single for 2018 “Loud” wich is the very first song he recorded after his grandfather passed away in South Hampton. With the music produced by Ricky B and video shot by About Impact that teamed up with Susy Vilches and Art N Visuals with editing by Gaturo. Jula wants to give you this certified club banger that will make your speakers pop. This song is guaranteed to get you in the mood for a enjoyable night with lots of champagne and Hennessy.
Stereo Boyz consist of members Detroit Mixo, Huey Boombox, & Mic Audio. Before becoming super group Stereo Boyz they were a part of the “Rhyme Asylum” (1999 – 2008), a group that claimed a reputation of being one of Detroit’s most creative & devastating underground rap groups. Performing since a young age, the three MCs have created an undeniable stage presence. They master the ceremony & have earned the respect of every artist they came across. Completing a three month tour across Europe in late 2011, then returning 2012 & 2013, with shows in Germany, France, Austria, Holland, & Switzerland the Stereo Boyz have been internationally approved by fans abroad.
New video: Richard James Simpson ‘Spirit Plus’
The song title “Spirit Plus,”is a nod to the late, great auteurs Stanley Kubrick and David Bowie. Simpson has always wished to fuse Kubrick’s and Bowie’s dramatic flare into his own music.
In this song, he explores the theme of “The Great Spirit,” a universal and mystical concept present in every civilization around the globe. His fascinating interpretation of “The Great Spirit” invites us – or rather, beckons us – to understand “The Great Spirit” not just as a supreme God, but as a universal, spiritual force within everyone.
The alluring guitar work on this piece only helps to intensify the dreamy and reflective mood of the song, which brings to mind such artists as Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine. This enlightening and hypnotic song declares the answer is within.
ClickASnap – Get paid when someone views your photos!
How many of us post our day to day photos online? Can you imagine getting paid when someone looks at them? Well thanks to Tech entrepreneur Tom Oswald, now you can!
ClickASnap is an exciting new site that promises to pay its users when someone views their content. It’s a dream for artists, business owners, photographers, right up to your average social user. A site not just created for busineses but music, film and art fans alike. Even better, it’s free to upload your photos!
The site also has some big names backing the brand like world renowned photographer Mike Brown.
Hypnotheticall are releasing a third new studio album “Synchreality” to be released via Revalve Records on March 16th.
Electronic contaminations, rarefied melodies and turbulent rhythmic inflections in a passionate sound embrace that tells us of the fragility of the human soul, of its desperate search for identity, of the definitive choice of love but above all of the mystery of life and its fatal carnality!!! 10 intense pulsations in the heart of time, where emotions never fade away!!!
NASHVILLE SINGER-SONGWRITER JEREMY PARSONS SIGNS WITH MTS FOR PUBLICITY AND PROMOTIONS
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dancehalls of the Lone Star State. Over the past decade, Jeremy Parsons has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas and Nashville, whre he is a regular performer at Swingin’ Doors Saloon. Pulling from the example of Texas performance artists, Jeremy loves to interact with his audience, captivating the crowd with his genuine personality, unique humor, and heart-felt love of his occupation.
MTS Management Group is happy to announce Jeremy Parsons has signed with them for publicity and promotions of his latest album release, “Things I Need To Say.” The album features his current single,”Burn This House Down.”
Percival Elliott – ‘Forever’
Percival Elliott are an indie-folk rock duo from the south coast of England. Formed by the belief that true friends can create something meaningful, Olly Hite and Samuel Carter-Brazier united to grace audiences with their poignant lyricism and neo-nostalgic melodies and have since been captivating listeners at sold-out shows across the UK.
Titled in memory of Hite’s great grandfather, Percival Elliott, born in 1883 was an inventor who created one of the first ice-cream emporiums in Brighton. After discovering a dusty box of trinkets in the back of Hite’s family attic, the untouched time capsule unveiled Percival Elliott’s mysterious inventions, engraved ice-cream paraphernalia, haunted photographs and time honoured war medals. The revelation of these long-forgotten hidden treasures became embedded within the duo’s imagination and musical creativity and thus Percival Elliott was reborn.
STEVE HACKETT – launches live clip of ‘El Niño’
On Friday, January 26th 2018, Inside Out Music will release ‘Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham’, the new live release from guitar legend Steve Hackett.
Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour.
Available as Special Edition 2CD + 2DVD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album this is a must-have for any prog fan. All video formats include 5.1 Surround Sound and various extras.
York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans has released the Official Music Video for their heartrending single, “Dragonfly.” Originally premiered on Loudwire, “Dragonfly” is vocalist Phil Freeman’s celebration and memorial of his mother’s life and tragic passing.
Col3trane Shares ‘Language’ Video Feat. Ebenezer
18-year-old rapper, musician and vocalist Col3trane today shares the video for ‘Language’. Directed by Felix Brady, the video is now available to watch via Vevo. Taken from his debut ‘Tsarina’ mixtape, the track features rising British artist Ebenezer.
Peruvian duo Dengue Dengue Dengue’s return to Enchufada with new EP, ‘Son De Los Diablos’ — a record named after the traditional dance of the same name, Spanish for ‘Sound of the Devils’. Brought over the duo’s native Peru by Spanish conquistadors, it originally took the form of a procession of dancers and musicians that would take to Lima’s streets wearing devil masks, absorbing the cultural and musical traditions of the local Afroperuvian slave population of the time. A core influence in modern Peruvian music and culture today, Afroperuvian styles also continue to inform the music of Dengue Dengue Dengue, as seen in RBMA’s recent ‘Afro-Peruvian Beats’ documentary.
The Golden Age of TV create thumping art-rock on new single ‘Beast’
Leeds’ art-rock 5-piece The Golden Age of TV make their first move of 2018, unveiling the smart and addictive Beast, a rhythmic stomper, destined for the luminous dancefloors of indie-discos of the future.
Whip-smart drums lock in with gloriously fuzzed out glam bass, disconcertingly swirling guitars bounce around your ears whilst vocalist Bea Fletcher sweetly delivers her personal tale of childhood anxiety:
“It’s telling a story from my childhood, during that cross-over period when I had to be more independent. It was little things; facing my fear of the dark or going to the toilet on my own without my mum standing outside the door. The change and stress manifested into dreaming and imagining a monster coming after me. I’d see it everywhere I went. It sounds a bit trippy. But I guess growing up is?”
Hot New British Band “Chronicles Of Zee” Announces Debut Single
Wolverhampton, West Midlands – British Funk Rock RnB band Chronicles of Zee is about to release their new debut single In Her Eyes, and have just finished shooting their official music video.
I, Alone Releases “Good Fight” Lyric Video Off of Debut EP, ‘Collateral Beauty’
Alternative Rock/Pop act I, Alone has released the lyric videos for three of the singles off of the debut EP, Collateral Beauty, with “Good Fight” garnering over 50,000 plays.
Skope video submission: Jonquia Rose, “From The Ashes”
Jackson, Mississippi vocalist and songwriter Jonquia Rose presents the Olskool Ice-Gre-directed video for “From The Ashes”, the new DJ Self Born-produced single from the first installment of her two-part autobiographical EP Single Mom. After relocating to California, Jonquia was trained by Jackie aka Baby J of the group Lyric, the first female trio to sign to Clive Davis’s now defunct J Records. Jonquia currently resides in Dallas. “‘From The Ashes’ is my story, my real life, my truth,” she says.” It’s me willing to be honest about my past situation. I’m ok with sharing my personal experience because I feel it can inspire and even help other women or people in general who’ve suffered depression or fallen to their lowest point.” Single Mom is forthcoming on G2 Productions.
Dallas, TX based Nu-Metal Band Phoenix Rising has released the Official Music Video for their newest single “If I Say No,” off of their upcoming debut LP, From the Ashes. Scripted by the band and directed by Jake Bonham, “If I Say No” was originally premiere on Huffington Post.
Colossal Street Jam Release Lyric Video for “Just Take Hold”
New Jersey based, Bluesy, 70s influenced Rock Band Colossal Street Jam has released the Official Lyric Video for their single, “Just Take Hold,” the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2017 released LP, Living Free.
“Even though our last release, Living Free, is still going strong we decided to get back in the studio and release new music. I think this new single shows the inspired direction of our band and its the first track written by all 5 of us. We are beyond excited to share everything we are working on and we hope you all dig this new single.” – Gene Potts
ATLANTA RAPPER 550 NEW MUSIC VIDEO: “ALL ON ME”
Today, Atlanta trap rapper 550 shares his personal story with his “All On Me” music video. 550 opens up about hustling in the streets and ending up in the penitentiary. His family kept him focused when he was down and motivated him to share his testimony through music. The against all odds song will appear on his forthcoming album Hoodlum releasing via CKP Records on January 26th. Hoodlum features collaborations with Future, 21 Savage, Yung Mazi, Will A Fool, KC Da Beatmonster and more.
Datsik Releases Brand New, 7-Track “Master of Shadows” EP
Legendary bass maestro Datsik returns to take names and slay dance floors on his latest “Master of Shadows” EP, and it is quite possibly his finest piece of work yet. The EP is chock full of the next generation bass bombs that Datsik has become famous for, and as always he has some surprises up his sleeve in the form of massive collaborations and an ever-evolving sound. One such standout is the EP’s opening track “Pressure Plates,” a triumphant, thrilling journey that is expertly balanced with a throbbing bassline and Datsik’s trademark wobbles. Datsik gives us a strong dose of his signature rap-and-bass fusion on “Bad Behavior” and “You’ve Changed,” both of which feature show-stopping rap lyricism and basslines that were made for the festival stage. The EP features both new talent and familiar names, including Virtual Riot, Ganja White Night, Excision and Dion Timmer, and more. The “Master of Shadows” release kicks off Datsik’s 55+ stop Ninja Nation tour, so be sure to catch him in a city near you!
TREEDEON: German Sludge Trio To Release Under The Manchineel LP
German trio TREEDON will release their monstrous second LP, Under The Manchineel, this February through their allies at Exile On Mainstream. Advancing the record’s release, Decibel Magazine has premiered the crushing track, “Breathing A Vein.”
Mikky Ekko’s new single, “Not The One,” is debuting today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1.
“Not The One” is the latest song unveiled from Ekko’s anticipated new album, FAME, due out this year on Interscope Records. Listen to previously released songs here: “Blood On The Surface” and “Light The Way.”
In anticipation of the new album, Ekko will embark on an extended run of shows supporting BØRNS this week. Ekko will also perform at several marquee festivals including Shaky Knees, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo and Firefly among others.
East & Atlas return with ‘Close Encounters’
Newcomer producers East & Atlas deliver their second single on Enhanced Progressive with a brand new production in ‘Close Encounters’.
Increasing in stature amongst Trance fans thanks to their steadily impressive stream of releases in 2017, East & Atlas keep Enhanced Progressive’s 2018 firing to a blistering start with ‘Close Encounters’.
Filled with effervescent, building melodies & impeccable production touches throughout, East & Atlas triumphantly return to Enhanced Progressive with ‘Close Encounters’.
Fiona Grey Shares Glittery New Indie Pop Single “Dirty Dream”
Budding dirty pop artist Fiona Grey is thrilled to share her new single “Dirty Dream” today, January 15, 2018. Complete with shiny guitar lines, a groovy sax solo, and Fiona’s fiery delivery, “Dirty Dream” builds into a dancey pop tune that’s as much Lorde as it is Lady Gaga. A tale of unrequited love, the shimmery pop single touts Fiona’s stellar songwriting skills and modern pop sensibilities.
Premiered with Galore Magazine, who wrote, “She’s in the type of pop genre with the likes of Charli XCX and Lady Gaga – the kind of lady pop that makes you want to leave the house without underwear on and make a mistake with a bad boy next summer.”
Kentucky melodic metal band SOCIETY’S PLAGUE sign to Eclipse Records
Eclipse Records is excited to announce the signing of SOCIETY’S PLAGUE to an exclusive, worldwide deal. Based in Lexington, KY, Society’s Plague fuse melodic death metal with dueling guitar harmonies and infectious orchestral keyboard arrangements. Their new album entitled Call to the Void will be released in April of 2018.
Tumboii – “Like Me”
Tumboii is fashion forward, Hip-Pop diverse artist representing Atlanta GA and looks to move the female movement in music to the next level with a world wave and sound. Tumboii’s latest single #LikeMe produced by KiaShine and Arcade Era is an infectious sexy and smooth infusion of african drum vibes with a touch of HipPop and reggae infusion.
UK singer/songwriter, Tom Grennan releases his latest track, “Sober” today. The song is a follow-up to his single, “Royal Highness” which brings out his indie-pop influences and was featured on Radio 1 B List and Virgin playlists. “Sober” serves as another taste of Tom’s forthcoming debut album Lighting Matches out this May via Insanity Records/Columbia Records.