Mamas Gun Share ‘London Girls’ video
Mamas Gun have today share the new video for recent single ‘London Girls’ – the video, which features a female parkour artist crossing iconic London spots such as Southbank, The Square Mile and Trafalgar Square, arrives following details of the quintet’s new album, Golden Days which is set for release via Candelion on May 18, 2018. The new album adds to a bustling back catalogue which has previously earned the band support from The Guardian, the Sunday Times, Uncut and Billboard. Albums including Routes to Riches, The Life & Soul and Cheap Hotel have – alongside the likes of Charles Bradley, Curtis Harding and the Dap Kings – helped fuel the vanguard of 21st century soul – as well as spawning Top 10 hits on four continents.
H.C. McEntire’s LIONHEART release with her new “Quartz in the Valley” music video
Give it up for H.C. McEntire, whose debut album LIONHEART is out in the world as of Friday! For the first music video from the album, McEntire sought out fellow North Carolinian Alexis Bravos, who provided imagery for the title track on How to Dance, the latest album from McEntire’s band Mount Moriah. Like that song’s video, “Quartz in the Valley” was partially shot on a hand-cranked 16mm film camera, and it is equally gorgeous and moving.
Razorbats releases new singel, ‘Sister Siberia’ Feb 2, 2018!
Razorbats are one of the leading bands in The New Wave of Scandirock and received fantastic reviews and radio airplay all over the world when they released their debut album ‘Camp Rock’ in 2015. ‘Sister Siberia’ is written by guitarist Kjetil F. Wevling, who had several big hits, and toured the world with thrash-pop legends Surferosa before forming Razorbats. ‘Sister Siberia’ is the second single from the bands upcoming album Razorbats’ ‘II’, due in stores February 16, 2018 through Rob Mules Records.
VanWyck’s New Video Highlights an Average Woman
The new music video from Dutch singer-songwriter VanWyck highlights the average woman amongst a backdrop of dark indie folk in the vein of Leonard Cohen.
Months after the release of Songbook, a career-spanning retrospective which also saw reworked versions of tracks from across the past decade, Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old. It’s a record that combines universal anthems with raw emotion and the political and the personal, with the intricate folk and punk roar trademarks of Turner’s sound imbued with new, bold experimental shades. Be More Kind is produced by Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall. “I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different,” says Turner.
Jenny Logan is ubiquitous. Pick a Portland show at random and you’re likely to find one of Logan’s bands on the bill. She currently plays in grunge-pop trio Loveboys, post-punk upstart Miss Rayon, and pop dreamers Sunbathe. Until recently, she played bass in Summer Cannibals, and she once handled keyboards for the mythic Seattle-born cover band “The Rolling Stones.” She probably joined another band in the time it took you to read this paragraph.
GENOCIDE PACT Releases New Music Video For “Pain Reprisal”
Washington, DC-based GENOCIDE PACT shares the official video for “Pain Reprisal” which hails from their impending, new full-length Order Of Torment, due out this Friday via Relapse Records.
Detroit, Michigan post-rock 4-piece Man Mountain has signed with Spartan Records and has announced plans to release their debut full-length, “Infinity Mirror,” on March 16th.
The album was mastered by Mike Kalajian (Circa Survive, Prawn, Moving Mountains).
Electroman’s new single “Mood Swings”
“The Electroman project is my solo project that started taking off while I have been attending college, but it can be traced all the way back to 2011, when I was making music on my iPad using a variety of different music-making apps. Since then, I became addicted to taking the 15 years of classical piano-playing experience I have and applying it to my own music composition. My first “big break” was when I won a remixing contest for Rebecca Black’s recent song “The Great Divide.” Since then, I knew that I had something special brewing. The music I make is simple, but it’s part of the style. There is so much attention to detail and care put into each track, especially in “Mood Swings” and “Don’t You Worry.” I purposefully chose to move away from traditional dance music and steer more towards chillwave and synthpop, and it seems that it was the right move to make.”
Raiden Teams Up With K-Pop Sensation YURI of Girls’ Generation for “Always Find You”
Some things are worth chasing, and a true love is one of them. Raiden conveys the message beautifully in his newest track “Always Find You” together with singer YURI of the k-pop group Girls’ Generation. With the combination of Raiden’s energetic, diverse and cinematic productions and YURI’s undeniably angelic vocals, “Always Find You” delivers both dreamy melodies and waves of goosebump-inducing electronica. Whether belting out this song in the shower or grooving at a festival stage, “Always Find You” has all the makings to be a bonafide anthem of 2018. Raiden and YURI also made a music video [insert link] for the track that vividly captures its youthful, emotive essence as it depicts YURI in search of her lover throughout LA’s music scene. Listeners may also recognize the track from the opening of Ultra Korea’s 2017 aftermovie. “Always Find You” is out on Nicky Romero’s influential and always forward-thinking imprint – Protocol Recordings, and Asia’s premier SM Entertainment.
Native Sun Shares New “Palindrome” Video
Brooklyn’s Native Sun released its debut EP, Songs Born From Love And Hate, in November via PaperCup Music and Buen Dia Records. A five-track introduction to the band’s loud, urgent brand of rock ‘n’ roll, it features “Palindrome,” which was first released as part of Glassnote Records’ Noteworthy 01 compilation highlighting emerging NYC-based artists.
alt-J announces a unique concert at Forest Hills Stadium on June 15. It will mark the largest venue the band has ever headlined in North America, and is the only immersive sound show in the continent. In another first for the band, the show will feature a surround speaker system enveloping the entire audience. The speakers will be used throughout the show to position sound effects mixed into a variety of the band’s material, thus creating an immersive sound experience. The band has recently won the prestigious ‘Knights Of Illumination’ award for lighting production in an arena, which will also be featured at this show. For this special event, the entire venue will be general admission, including floor and bowl, so that fans can enjoy the show from every angle.
Kalada Bring a Brazilian Twist to UK Grime with “Bussa Move”
Kalada is the latest hip-hop act to emerge from the UK but brings with him a range of influences from dancehall to Brazilian beats, together combining to make an irresistible and infectious dance track with an edge that is Kalada’s trademark. To support the release, Kalada is offering a cash prize to the person with the best moves to the track, as well as a chance at fame themselves!
It was a great year for the independent community, taking 36 out of 84 categories! A2IM would like to congratulates its member labels for their wins – (in alphabetical order): 4AD (Beggars Group), ATO Records, Big Machine Label Group, Concord Music Group, Compass Records, eOne, Mack Avenue Records, Motema, Naxos, Sub Pop Records and Thirty Tigers.
“Independent artists swept more than forty percent of last night’s wins at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City,” said A2IM CEO Richard James Burgess. “A2IM is gratified that our peers, The Recording Academy voting members, so powerfully endorsed the diverse musical values and relevance of our independent community.”
Recently, The MacArthur Foundation announced Rhiannon Giddens as a recipient of their prestigious “MacArthur Fellowship.” The MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “MacArthur Genius Grant,” is a five-year grant “to individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future” and includes a no-strings-attached $625,000 grant distributed over five years. Giddens said this of being awarded the Fellowship: “I am just thrilled to announce that I have been named a MacArthur Foundation fellow! So many things I want to do – but the first thing is to thank whoever nominated and supported me for this grant – it means the world to me, and to the projects I have been longing to do.” More information about Giddens and her fellowship grant can be found here.
Local Natives Celebrate 5th Anniversary of Acclaimed Sophomore LP ‘Hummingbird,’
Hummingbird — recorded in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn with co-producer Aaron Dessner (of The National) — followed Local Natives’ breakthrough 2010 debut, Gorilla Manor, and earned the band press attention from outlets including Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, SPIN, American Songwriter, Consequence Of Sound, The Daily Beast, Interview, Paper, and Paste, among others.
MIGOS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “STIR FRY”
performance on The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon just last week, hip-hop’s biggest group and Grammy-nominated trio Migos have shared a new video for their explosive hit single “Stir Fry” produced by Pharrell Williams. Directed by Sing J. Lee and Quavo, the music video brings to life a new version of classic kung fu movies with this one starring Quavo, Offset and Takeoff as crime bosses. CULTURE II debuted at #1 in 50 countries on Apple Music and features Drake, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Post Malone, 21 Savage and Ty Dolla Sign.
So, let’s take stock… So far this January VANDIT have served you ‘Summer Love Story’ from Alex M.O.R.P.H. (“heartening elevation” concurred EDMSauce) and Talla 2XLC’s every-bit-as-thrilling ‘The Time Is Now’. Two trance legends were promptly followed by comparatively newer talent in the form of Mohamed Bahi, with his ‘Hope For A Cure’. Keeping things nicely in balance then, the Berliners round out the month with another from the bright-young-things’ side of their roster.
An ever more recognizable character on trance’s landscape, Jardin’s come a long way, in seemingly no time at all. Since ‘Suicide Circus’ dropped out of the clear blue sky a little over a year ago, the Scotsman has piled on the pressure with ‘U-Bahn’ and ‘Rise Up’.
THE DAMNED SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE TAKEN FROM ‘EVIL SPIRITS’
Legendary British band, The Damned have released a video for a new single, ‘Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow’ taken from their new album, Evil Spirits’, scheduled for release on Search And Destroy / Spinefarm Records on April 13th. Their first new album in a decade.
The single is “an optimistic song even though it is about a dark subject, in a world obsessed by ‘self’,” explains legendary frontman Dave Vanian, who also directed the video. “This is a cry for humanity to recognize its humanity, before it’s too late. There is a strong influence of Joe Meek here: ‘Telstar’ was a glorious song about the opportunities of the future. I’d like to think that ‘SOTEOT’ reflects a similar sentiment.”
The song premiered via All Things Go where the band shared, “The lyrics speak to something that I think a lot of people in their late twenties deal with. It’s about reaching an age where you’ve started to figure out what your issues are when it comes to sex and relationships, and you’ve met someone you’re interested in and you have to tell them, ‘look, I’ve been through this a few times now. I know my hangups and I’m not interested in any more bullshit.’ It’s about learning to communicate directly and owning your flaws.”