Grace Carter Reveals New Track “Silhouette”
British rising star Grace Carter releases her emotionally charged new single and video, “Silhouette.” Notion premiered the video today, raving, “it’s a ballad to match the best of them.” The track is beautifully simplistic, showcasing Carter’s stunning vocals with a stripped back arrangement accompanied only by piano. The track explores themes of love and loss, and showcases her masterful song-writing ability.
DATAROCK premiere surreal new video for ‘Laugh In The Face Of Darkness’
The Norwegian quartet DATAROCK invites viewers into their mysteriously playful world today with a new video — after a live stream debut via Alternative Press, ‘Laugh in the Face of Darkness’ is now available to stream on Youtube. The cinematic, surreal video is taken from their upcoming album ‘Face the Brutality’, out March 9th on the band’s own YAP Records. Produced by the talented Sjur Pollen, the video gives the viewer a glimpse into the madness of DATAROCK and perfectly captures the artistic and unique qualities of the long awaited third album.
AP LIVE PREMIERE: Datarock – “Laugh in the Face of Darkness”
Posted by Alternative Press on Monday, February 12, 2018
Lauv Releases New Track “Getting Over Your” TODAY!
Singer says of the song: “I’ve been playing “Getting Over You” live for a while and it means a lot to me, so I’m excited to finally officially share it with the world. The song falls towards the end of the story behind my playlist I met you when I was 18. (although I won’t promise it’s the end because I write A LOT of sad songs!). The lyrics are about the feeling after a breakup where you think you might literally never get over it, and you’re living with what feels like an endless cycle of self-destruction, loathing, and emptiness.”
Just in case your Valentine’s Day isn’t what you expected, EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist Machine Gun Kelly has delivered a colorful visual for his ode to a former lover, “The Break Up.” The track boast about heartbreak in the grittiest way possible and is rumored to be about a high-profile relationship that soured a few years ago. The video, directed by Jordan Wozy, is a colorful display of the millennial breakup, the reality that your significant other can end things via text, telephone or web. Along with the 90s inspired visual Machine Gun Kelly is offering fans an odd but special gift this Valentine’s Day. The “Break Up” rapper is providing fans with a unique way to break things off with their significant other via www.1800THEBREAKUP.com.
Power Prog metal band Walls of Babylon are proud to present the debut studio album “A Portrait of Memories”.
This first effort outline the power and prog metal sound with heavy guitars and granitic lines of drums and bass going throught also breakthtaking moments of sweety and airy sounds wich emphazises the powerful melodies of the voice. The album is a snapshot of emotions that arise from experience and traumatic events, told in 10 tracks.
PRETTYMUCH was also recently nominated for Best Boy Band at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Fans can cast their vote online at http://iheartradio.com/awards, and via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by mentioning #iHeartPRETTYMUCH.
Thandii’s sound is bold and playful, and in her words “an attempt to put a female stamp on an otherwise male-dominated sound.”
Beginning with “Another One”, Thandii is taking a great leap forward. From the rippling harp, through the beats which cross jazz into disco, right into Thandii’s gorgeously echoing vocal and a wah-wah heavy guitar solo that’s right out of 1970s there’s music which matches where it was created. Not quite pastoral, but a natural feel which bends to the inevitable modern surroundings.
“Purple Hearts is a song about two people on opposite sides of a cultural divide, who are experiencing the loneliness and disconnection of modern society in the form of the worst first date of all time. For a pop tune, that concept is a giant bummer. So I went full Bacharach to lift the lyrics above the dread, and coated the song with a generous layer of 1960s orchestral schmaltz, which I find irresistibly euphoric. So much so that I even dusted off my trumpet from middle school to take a solo during the instrumental break,” jeremy said of the single.
Today, February 14, 2018, R&B singer-songwriter, RAI, dropped his first single, “Back to Life” via H-WING. This is the first taste of his upcoming debut record, Love’s on the Way, Just in time for V-Day, RAI delivers an R&B hit telling the tale of a romance that is quickly heating up. With a solid handle on soulful melodies, infectious rhythm, this track is a rejuvenating jam that will bring you back to life.
Minneapolis, MN based rock band LATE NIGHT FIGHTS has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Prison,” off their sophomore release, Renal 911. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Prison” was directed by Colton Otte of Blue G Productions.
Here is what the band has to say about the song: “When we wrote Chrome Hammer we just had the title as the idea for the song and then we filled in the lyrics and music around the title. When we decided to make the video we wanted something that didn’t relate to the song in a literal way but still captured the idea and then feeling of not just the song but also the band. We gave the director (Dan Dome) free reign to do whatever he wanted and we feel like he fucking nailed it.”
Bad Romantic grips you from first listen and is a project that warrants multiple playbacks, truly showcasing his own signature UK rap aesthetic. An ode to real romance, the EP jumps from energetic deeper trap sounds on tracks like ‘Till I Die’ and ‘Catch Feelings’ and transitions to slower vibes with more emotive tracks like ‘South of France’ and ‘Nostalgia’, overall rounding this project off as a stunning first EP from Ebenezer.
Remy Ma has released her new video, “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)” featuring Grammy award winning singer Chris Brown. Remy’s self-directed video was premiered exclusively on Essence. In an open letter to women everywhere, Remy encourages women to see the beauty in themselves and to feel proud of and in their skin.
Philly indie rock band Cold Fronts have released their Valentines Day Covers EP, Cover yr heart. Lead singer/guitarist, Craig Almquist says, “I’ve wanted to make a cover album for a while because whenever I can’t write a song, I try to learn somebody else’s. When I started putting together the EP I realized all the songs I was covering were about unrequited love, and what better day to put that out than on Valentines Day. These are some songs that influenced our new record Fantasy Du Jour which I’m stoked about and is coming out on 4/20. Also if you like the EP and want to download it, we’re donating all the proceeds to Girls Rock Philly, so be cool and do something positive with that wallet.”
Boston Ballet presents John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet inspired by William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of young love and family rivalry March 15–April 8, at the Boston Opera House.
“Cranko’s choreography perfectly matches Shakespeare’s epic romantic tale with Prokofiev’s luscious score,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “Through elaborate and complex choreography including gorgeous and intimate pas de deux for the two star-crossed lovers, this ballet showcases the artistry of the Company through their dancing and acting.”
The backdrop to the drama are lavish sets and costumes—new to Boston audiences—by internationally-acclaimed German stage designer Jürgen Rose. These are the original designs from the 1962 production Stuttgart Ballet premiered and marked the first time Cranko and Rose worked together. They would be frequent collaborators throughout their careers.
Hot off the back of their soundtrack release for BBC1’s ‘The Last Post’, London duo Solomon Grey have just announced their new album ‘Human Music’ which is a follow up to their highly acclaimed debut self-titled album ‘Solomon Grey’ released in 2016.
Human Music’ is released on 16th February 2018 on Mercury KX and is a collection of intricately crafted songs mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT), which showcase Solomon Grey’s cinematic-style emotive soundscapes. The album delves into themes of choice, love and loss, and was written by the band at the time singer Joe’s mum was diagnosed with a terminal illness. ‘Human Music ‘was influenced by her passing.
Outstanding music ensembles and student musicians from across the country will gather in Indianapolis for the 27th Annual Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, on March 15-17, to present concerts and participate in music education workshops at top venues throughout Indianapolis.
This year marks the premiere of the National Choir Festival as part of the Music for All National Festival, with 12 exceptional choirs from across the country participating. With the debut of choral performances, the Festival now encompasses all of the major ensembles of a traditional school music program.
The 2018 Music for All National Festival will feature more than 70 high school and middle school ensembles. Indianapolis’ own New World Youth Symphony Orchestra will also perform. The Festival is comprised of the National Concert Band Festival, Orchestra America National Festival, Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, Chamber Music National Festival, and the inaugural National Choir Festival, as well as three national Honor Ensembles: the Honor Band of America, the Honor Jazz Band of America, and the Honor Orchestra of America.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter-producer Bazzi has proven himself to be 2018’s breakthrough artist to watch as “Mine” continues to climb higher on the charts. The track, penned by Bazzi and co-produced by Bazzi and Rice N Peas, boasts over 67 million streams and this week breaks into the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 (#29 the week ending 2/16, up from #41 the week prior and debut at #56). Following incredible editorial support from Apple Music, the track hit #1 on their Pop Streaming chart (currently #15 on overall chart) and soon-after climbed to #1 on Spotify’s US & Global Viral 50 charts (currently #4 on US Top 50 chart). “Mine” also received a co-sign by Taylor Swift on Spotify as the first track on her latest “Songs Taylor Loves” playlist, in addition to reaching top 50 positions on iTunes (currently #13 on overall singles chart) and Shazam (#30 on USA chart).
London based Dubliner Louis Brennan has revealed the stirring video for ‘Airport Hotel’, the latest single to be taken from his forthcoming debut album, Dead Capital. The video premiered with Clash, who said “Brooding of voice and intense of lyric, his ability to twist and turn a simple phrase can render the most innocent line into something utterly heartbreaking”.
Insecure Men, the band led by the fiercely talented songwriter and musician Saul Adamczewski (Fat White Family) and his schoolmate (and Childhood main man) Ben Romans-Hopcraft, release their forthcoming self-titled debut album February 23rd on Fat Possum.
Having released a split single with Eastern Anchors through Nefarious Industries in 2014, New Brunswick, New Jersey-based eclectic rock trio ZERO FOR CONDUCT returns to the label with their second album, CTRL+Z.Ahead of the album’s release in March, the track “Oh Nancy! Only British People Can Fly” has been debuted via New Noise Magazine.
NYC’s Dirty Fences released their third LP, Goodbye Love, last October via Greenway Records. Full of meaty guitar riffs, sing-along choruses, and perfectly-executed harmonies, it’s a gritty, rambunctious album that gives a nod to rock and punk acts of the past, from Johnny Thunders and The MC5 to Mötley Crüe and KISS.
Triverse Massacre are a crushing modern death metal band from the UK. Fusing the best elements of thrash, death, black and modern metal to create their own unique blend of aural devastation. The new release, Hades, is a five track mini album based on the Five rivers of Hades from Greek mythology blending furious blastbeats, raging guitars, and blood curdling vocals to create a truly vicious sonic experience. Hades shows the band, yet again, evolving their sound into something more uniquely striking, stepping up their intensity and technical levels to create their own truly unique voice.
“Heartbreak Kodak” is the follow up to Kodak’s November release, “Project Baby Two: All Grown Up,” the deluxe edition of the chart-topping mixtape, “Project Baby Two.” This new project features all new tracks, recorded last year while Kodak was at home in Florida. For “Heartbreak Kodak,” he wanted to show a different side, exploring his vocal ability and new melodies, thus creating his own R&B sound.
And second, hearts aren’t the only red things in the bouquet Ryan’s getting you this year: Tickets are on sale now for a just-announced June 14 headline show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. Yes, Ryan’s first confirmed show of 2018 will be his return to the site of the 2017 show that generated local raves including “Ryan Adams Fans Fulfill Their Wildest Dreams at Red Rocks” (WESTWORD) and “Watching him onstage amidst the thousands of people who came out to see him was a surprisingly intimate affair… Adams sincerely put the audience first playing a slew of fan favorites all night, to everyone’s delight” (303 MAGAZINE).
Halo Maud Announces Debut Album “Je Suis Une île”
French multi-instrumentalist Halo Maud has announced her debut album, Je Suis Une île (which translates as “I Am An Island”) due 25th May on Heavenly Recordings. Hailing from the French proggy, psychedelic and experimental pop scene that birthed Melody’s Echo Chamber, Moodoïd and cult label La Souterraine, Halo Maud’s ethereal songs flit between English and French language, focussing on notions of freedom and power through a wild and playful lens.
Shot in Berlin, the video was directed by Schall & Schnabel and premiered by Billboard this morning declaring, “the video perfectly blends the smooth, beat-driven song, with kaleidoscopic effects…” Currently Top 30 at Alternative Radio, the song has been streamed over 6 million times worldwide.
KHALID & NORMANI RELEASE NEW SINGLE “LOVE LIES” TODAY
Today, Platinum-selling singer-songwriters Khalid and Normani team up to release “Love Lies”. Khalid and Normani’s close friendship and mutual artistic admiration for each other led them to the studio together where they co-wrote “Love Lies”, which is their first creative collaboration as well as Normani’s first solo endeavor. The song is the second single off of the soundtrack for the forthcoming 20th Century Fox film Love, Simon, which will be released on March 16th via RCA Records and is available for pre-order now at all digital retail providers. “Love Lies” will also be available as instant grat for those who pre-order the album.
Written and directed by Justin Tyler Close, the video, starring Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars) and Raymond Ejiofor, is set in Los Angeles in 2078. Of the video, NOWNESS says, “The LA-based outfit soundtrack a mournful sci-fi love story set at the end of the world.”
CENTURIES Debuts “May Love Be With You Always” Video Via Svbterranean
Following the Southern Lord release of their second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, a new video from CENTURIES has been premiered at Svbterranean. Set to the album track “May Love Be With You Always,” the video was filmed and edited by Derrick Flanagin, and uses footage from Germany, Italy, Austria, India, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan.
For Lauren Ross, it took multiple breakdowns, lots of physical therapy, anti-depressants, and a move across the country before the clouds began to part, the music began to come, and La Louma emerged. On her debut, Let The World Be Flooded Out, she explores heavy subject matter in an upbeat atmosphere, merging her classical training with her DIY queer punk ethos.
ALEX DI LEO Releases Official Music Video for “Brooklyn Bridge”
Alternative rock/pop artist Alex Di Leo has released the official music video for his Brother Sundance produced single, “Brooklyn Bridge.”
Sleeptalk Release New Single “I Hope You’re Doing Well”
Fresh off their Emo Nite LA performance, the electro/indie pop band Sleeptalk have released their latest single “I Hope You’re Doing Well.” The melancholy breakup anthem could be great sobbing material this Valentine’s Day or maybe make you feel thankful that you’re not alone. Either way, it’s catchy enough to get you through the rest of the week.
FUTURE, YOUNG THUG, TORY LANEZ & MORE JUMP ON ZONA MAN’S BOUT TIME MIXTAPE!
The Windy City rapper, Zona Man, showcases how strong the Freebandz’ brigade is with his new project Bout Time. After dropping the highly praised, “Mean to Me” which featured Future and fellow Chicago rapper Lil Durk and now has close to 4 million plays on Youtube, the rising rapper followed it up with “Cold World” featuring Future and Bump J. “Cold World” was the first drop from the Bout Time mixtape and was followed by the come-up anthem “Crumbs”. There’s no stopping Zona Man and fans can anticipate a “Cold World” video to drop in the coming weeks followed by No Advance 2 the follow up to No Advance.
KRANTZ, Drops New Single
After leaving his home state of Iowa, traveling the world, touring over 200 days per year with a band called, The Effects, and opening for bands such as the Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Foreigner and the Toadies, Jeffrey made the decision to “live the dream” and eventually landed in Nashville. Krantz hit the studio between tapings of MTV’s music competition, American Supergroup where he eventually became a finalist in the competition. Following the release of his self-produced solo album, Krantz joined forces with Erik Theiling (bass), Tee Tallent (keys) and Monica Lewellen (percussion/vocals), who he met on the Broadway circuit. Together they bring a psychedelic/pop/rock edge equipped with an in-your face attitude, intertwining provocative lyrics, and authentic, no-holds rock and roll. Krantz embraces frantic ecstasy and introspective depths, alternating between crazy antics, a dash of face paint, and a meaningful look within. The new record takes on several personalities, drawing influences from pop to reggae to artists including, The Beatles, Weezer and T Rex, among other golden age rock acts.
Of the video’s lead couple, Olivia and Elena, Moon says, “they were literally one of the cutest couples I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. I hope that everyone can find someone like that.” You can watch their love story play out in the “S L Y” video, which premiered via NYLON.
Contemporary jazz-R&B funkster Brian Culbertson has had love on his mind essentially since last Valentine’s Day. Inspired by the occasion of his twentieth wedding anniversary last fall, the keyboardist began writing thirteen new songs about a year ago dedicated to his wife, Michelle, which make up his “Colors of Love” album that was released on Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, by BCM Entertainment. Substituting the live band instrumentation customary of his recordings, Culbertson crafted an intimate set of ardent acoustic piano melodies using sensual synth grooves and textures. With the title track of his eighteenth album that he wrote, arranged and produced already in the Billboard Top 5, his attention is fixed on creating the highly-theatrical production he’ll take on the road for nearly three months beginning March 30 across the bridge from Philadelphia in Collingswood, New Jersey and concluding in Seattle on June 17.
Brooklyn-based, alt-folk artist Juliet Quick shares her new track, “Changeling Part I,” from her forthcoming EP, a 3-part song series, Changeling EP. The 405 shared the track, praising it, stating, “Impeccably recorded and written, ‘Changeling Part I’ is the work of a confident artist with a distinctive vision. Artists can rarely accomplish this when they are 74, let alone 24. But Quick’s vision for her music is clear, crisp and incredibly moving.” Changeling EP is due out April 6th on all DSPs.
The track premiered today via NPR Music who said, “Citris’ “Driving Me Crazy,” feels like three songs stitched together from the pieces of a broken heart…scream-into-the-wall cathartic, if a little messy — but hey, so are breakups.” It was also quickly/further hailed by Paste and Uproxx.
‘UNTAMEABLE’ – Mel Monaco
The video for UNTAMEABLE and album Falling For The Third Time has been getting some major success with live performances on CHCH: Morning Live, “Like A Tourist” Web Series, as well as radio play on Wave FM, Moose FM, and CBC Radio One. “Mel’s charm and contagious smile shines through in her songs and stage presence” regards Allia MacLeod of Huff Post having been featured on Huff Posts latest web series, “Like A Tourist”. Having graced festival stages as Winter Wine Festival, In The Soil, The ROM, Horseshoe Tavern and more- people keep calling Mel Monaco back! Having success with a Canada wide contest for Sunrise Records, Monaco placed 7th nationally! It’s the soul, it’s the sass and it’s the groove like no other….Mel Monaco want’s to bring the vibe to your publication!
Following the release on her stunning new EP “Youth” in late 2017, Los Angeles’ queen of mysterious pop returns today with a breathtaking stripped back version of the title track, the “Youth (Quiet Version)”. Premiering today on EARMILK, the release celebrates the 2 year anniversary of her debut single “Cry Wolf” and is a thank you to all of her incredible fans that have supported her over these years.
HYPNOS – ‘AIN´T NO FOOL’
Hypnos is one of the strongest live acts from the contemporary Swedish rock scene. After two album releases on Crusher Records the band now returns with the first single from their upcoming eight-track live session. Today the band releases their first brand new track “Ain´t No Fool” taken from the album. B-side is their old track “The Mountain” that have previously been released on their 2014 debut album.