Self-produced by the acclaimed 5-piece band, Find A Light is Blackberry Smoke’s sixth full-length studio album and features 13 new songs written/co-written by lead-singer and guitarist Charlie Starr. In addition to Starr and band-members Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards), the album also features special guests Robert Randolph (“I’ll Keep Ramblin’”), Amanda Shires (“Let Me Down Easy”) and The Wood Brothers (“Mother Mountain”).
THE TILLERS’ NEW SELF-TITLED STUDIO LP OUT 3/23
The Tillers have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape.
Mid-2017, The Tillers holed up at Candyland Recording Studio in Dayton, KY with producer Mike Montgomery (Jeremy Pinnell, The Breeders) and tracked ten new songs, live to 2” tape. The recordings showcase the diversity of their writing and musicianship, from hard-tackle thump to tender graceful melody – lightening-fast banjo to intricate guitar flat picking, plaintive fiddle, deep anchoring bass and clear tenor harmonies.
PERCH CREEK ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE
Energetic folksters Perch Creek are back with a mischievous new single Gold Shop, a thrilling car-chase of a track, out March 23. The family band have also announced a hilarious, vintage-inspired clip to accompany Gold Shop, directed alongside Honey Editorial. This single is the second taste of Perch Creek’s new self-titled album, which is an eclectic and innovative collection of harmony-driven folk, evocative pop and offbeat soul, set for release on April 13. To celebrate the album, the group will be heading out on an epic national tour, kicking off on May 31 at Fly By Night in Fremantle, WA, then swinging through regional and metropolitan cities in NSW, ACT, QLD, SA and VIC.
Scotland-based ethereal post-rock duo MIDAS FALL – Elizabeth Heaton and Rowan Burn – will release their fourth album, Evaporate, on April. 27th. Produced and recorded by Heaton, Evaporate shimmers with a dark, gothic grace, conjuring stunning soundscapes at every turn
In the summer of 2016 Lizz thought she finished her first EP. Little did she know that the EP would be the start of her first album released in the fall of 2016.”Catch Me”, was produced by C.A.S. Music Productions in Vineland, New Jersey. In December 2016 she released the single “Red Hot Holiday”co-written with Chris Orazi.
Experimental video and musical artist Precious Child has released a provocative, NSFW new music video debuting their new release “WHOLE.” Created in collaboration with transmasculine multimedia digital artist/director Cade, and premiered on Paper Magazine, the video explores body horror, dysmorphia and abstraction of gender and identity in Precious’ vivid visual style.
Santa Barbara-based, glam/power rock group, The DTEASE, bring the party with their new video, “Slapshot, ” lead track for their forthcoming album due out April 20, 2018.
SHIVA AND THE HAZARDS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE
Melbourne indie rockers, Shiva And The Hazards have today announced their dreamy new single East India Empress, a mesmerising modern throwback track, out March 16. The group have also dropped a spellbinding clip to accompany the song, painstakingly pieced together from vintage Bollywood footage. East India Empress is the first taste of Shiva And The Hazards’ debut EP Future Cult Classics, an eclectic collection of music that transcends decades, set for release on April 6 and will be launching their new wares at Melbourne’s Gasometer Hotel on March 23.
Team Picture Share New Single: ‘(I Want Your) Life Hack’
Leeds-based six-piece, Team Picture have today shared their new single ‘(I Want Your) Life Hack’ released through BIG DUMB MUSIC LTD – watch the DIY video here. In line with sharing the new single the band have announced details of their Matt Peel-produced (previously Autobahn, Pulled Apart By Horses, Eagulls) 7-track mini-album ‘Recital’ (via Big Dumb Music), due for release on June 1, 2018. The band will support the release with a full UK tour throughout May and June, taking in festival dates at The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City, before headlining The Shacklewell Arms, London on May 31, 2018 and The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds on June 1, 2018 – their largest headline show to date – full dates and ticket links below.
EverythingOShauN – ‘Running Lights’
EverythingOShauN is on a roll and Running Lights, showing no signs of stopping anytime soon. The new track, produced by usual suspect Xpress aka DJXP, surfaces just two weeks after an epic-action visual for Pylons from his EP Almost Everything.
Running Lights sees the hip-hop artist sing-rap over the trip-trap beat, cruising effortlessly and tranquilly in his signature mellow melodies despite multiple metaphorical traffic infractions.
Gasparilla Music Festival Rocking Responsibly
The seventh-annual Gasparilla Music Festival, taking place Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11 in downtown Tampa, isn’t just offering the best music festival in Tampa Bay (as voted by Creative Loafing), they are also taking proactive steps to promote a more environmentally responsible event.
Partnering with local organizations to assist on the various sustainability initiatives, the Gasparilla Music Foundation’s Festival will also feature an incredible line-up of food and drink vendors that are nearly all exclusively local, independent restaurants, including many award-winning restaurants, chefs, and breweries.
After getting their feet wet in a molten pool of heavy blues on their 2012 self-titled debut EP, GREEN DESERT WATER is ready for their next conquest. The Oviedo, Spain-based three-piece have been making a name for themselves as one of the best-kept-secrets of the Iberian heavy underground, and with Solar Plexus – their second LP – they’ve never sounded readier to let the cat out of the proverbial bag. And by “cat out of the bag,” we mean unleashing classic power trio grooves – all primo, all soul, but heavier and thicker and more modern than the first record.
The Pale White release video for new single ‘Loveless’
Having recently released their new single Loveless, which picked up Spotify New Music Friday support and a plethora of radio plays and online support, emerging Newcastle indie-rock trio, The Pale White today reveal the bombastic video to accompany the single.
Round Hill Music and Zync recently announced the launch of a new JV publishing venture to support and expand Zync’s successful rights representation business and to offer funds for developing and signing new publishing deals with hot emerging artists. The latest artist to be signed under the JV is Madge, the one-woman occult-pop project from LA’s Cat Leavy.
Nastia joins BURN Residency 2018 as first female mentor on International Women’s Day
DJ and producer Nastia has been announced as the first female mentor for the BURN Residency programme on International Women’s Day. Nastia’s wealth of industry knowledge from so many different perspectives makes her the perfect role model to inspire and mentor a new generation of female DJs and the entire BURN Residency class of 2018. She will join a roster of established music ambassadors guiding and teaching contestants including Luciano and Loco Dice.
Aside from touring the world and playing a selection of DJ bucket list venues and shows like fabric London, Cocoon Ibiza and Carl Cox’s Privilege residency, the Eastern European producer is truly part of her industry in a myriad of ways. Having founded her Propaganda imprint in 2010, she now hosts parties all around Europe, further adding to her reputation as a promoter as well as DJ, producer and label boss. Her own festival, Strichka Festival, had its 4th instalment last year and saw artists like Jus–Ed, Helena Hauff and Pearson Sound play out.
Alt-Folk Newcomer Callum Pitt Shares New Single ‘Happiness’
Alt-folk newcomer Callum Pitt releases new single Happiness, capitalising on a hugely eventful first twelve months that’s brought widespread industry recognition and firmly positioned the young artist as one to watch closely in 2018.
Pizzagirl drops highly caffeinated new single ‘Coffee Shop’
Introducing himself to the world with the evocative bedroom-pop one-two of Favourite Song and Carseat, Pizzagirl has set his eyes on the dancefloor with downer-disco ready new anthem Coffee Shop. Alongside this, he’s announced a debut EP, titled An Extended Play, set for release on Friday 13th April.
PRETTYMUCH RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “10,000 HOURS” TODAY
SYCO Music and Columbia Records group PRETTYMUCH has released the official video for their new track “10,000 Hours” today. Check out the Noah Duran directed video.
“10,000 Hours” follows the release of “No More” ft. French Montana, “Open Arms,” “Teacher,” and debut single “Would You Mind.”
Over Sands share new track ‘Isthmus’
Over Sands are a duo of brothers – Tom and Ben Stephens. Originally from Frome in Somerset, and now based in London. They began the Over Sands project during several weeks of isolation in a remote beach house off the English East coast
Philadelphia cosmic freaks ECSTATIC VISION are back this spring with a unique collaboration with Heavy Psych Sounds Records. The band have announced the release of a mind-altering covers project entitled “Under The Influence” on May 11th.
ECSTATIC VISION unleash “Under The Influence”, a collection of six raw, fuzzy, psychedelic slabs of cosmic rock. “Under The Influence” sees the band covering tracks by some of their biggest influences: the primitive stoner doom sounds that came out of Zambia in the early/mid 70s that is known as Zam Rock, the godfathers of space rock Hawkwind and the early kings of Detroit rock’n’ roll MC5, all delivered with ECSTATIC VISION’s signature bone-crushing, blown-out in-all-the-right-ways recording style.
MOKO (“one” in Lingala) is the first platform of this type in the world. MOKO will allow users to discover emerging artists, save their favourites, and listen to songs and artists from Afro and Caribbean music. Anthony Omenya, founder of MOKO, is an entrepreneur and mobile developer with over 5 years of experience in supporting start-ups with fast-growing markets.
Today, the popularity of afro music and culture is becoming increasingly important. Anthony Omenya is feeling very positive: “we are confident in MOKO’s success; with more than 100 music styles from over 40 countries, there was clearly a need to address. We want to make more accessible a culturally rich music that is still under-represented. With MOKO, artists will soon become known internationally. ”
Following their massively successful “Tour Two” last fall, GRAMMY® Award-winning band Paramore today announce their 2018 North American “After Laughter Summer Tour (Tour 5).” Foster The People will join the summer amphitheater and arena tour kicking off June 12 in St. Augustine, FL and make stops across the U.S. and Canada including Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles and more. The 26-city trek will wrap on July 24 in Morrison, CO at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. A special guest will also be added to the tour and announced soon.
Everything’s heating up for Catherine McGrath. After selling out her first headline show at The Camden Assembly earlier this week, she’s now preparing to play at C2C at London’s O2 this weekend where she’ll perform on the BBC Radio 2 Stage. To coincide, Catherine now shares a new visual for her current track ‘Thought It Was Gonna Be Me’.
FRENSHIP RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR SINGLE “LOVE SOMEBODY”
“LOVE Somebody” was featured on Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlist upon release, along with over 100 other prominent playlists worldwide, and has over 3.5 Million streams in just one month.
White Room have today shared the visuals for Twisted Celebration, taken from their double EP Eight out now via Deltasonic Records (The Coral, The Vryll Society).
Having spent 2017 nestled atop a wave of increasing attention with their radiant, self-aware brand of psych rock, the enigmatic five-piece have gently crept into indie music’s nucleus, meshing together the sound of British sixties guitar pop with more contemporary influences such as Temples and Pond. They’ve even attracted praise from the legendary Paul Weller: “They just get better and better, and Twisted Celebration is one of the best things they’ve done so far”.
Black Stone Cherry Release “Bad Habit,”
Family Tree is the much-anticipated follow up to 2016’s Kentucky, which debuted at #5 on the Official UK Album Chart. Like Kentucky, BLACK STONE CHERRY opted to self-produce and track Family Tree at David Barrick’s Barrick Recording in Glasgow, KY, the same studio where the four-piece recorded their eponymous debut. BSC also opted to not over-rehearse upfront of the album sessions, instead preferring the immediacy and spontaneity of in-the-moment takes. The band also entrusted frontman Chris Robertson to mix the songs, which perfectly fit the loose, creative process that birthed Family Tree.
Garage/art rock trio Rich Girls share their new track, “Wayne,” the second single off their forthcoming debut full-length release, Black City. All Things Go exclusively premiered the track, writing, “It dances close to the wide line between shoegaze and alternative and narrows it with each step. It feels like a call for understanding, though not in the loving plea form that we’re accustomed to.”
Documenting a pair of sold out performances at Mississippi Studios and The Doug Fir late last year, the Portland, OR-based John Craigie will take the unique step of issuing a second live album in his relatively young career with the release of LIVE – Opening For Steinbeck (out March 16). With wry observational humor interwoven in both story and song, the album is an ideal introduction to an artist doing something that’s simultaneously old and brand new.
Vessels Announce New Single “Panthertek”
After an incredible year and the release of their critically acclaimed album The Great Distraction, Leeds-based Vessels share a brand-new track, ‘PantherTek’. With its inky textures and sinewy layers, ‘PantherTek’ will be released via Different Recordings ahead of the band’s headline show at Oval Space, London on 28th March 2018.
Playfully stacking syllables and crafting clever punchlines, NYC’s Khary is a reliable purveyor of relatable rhymes. Coming through with an offbeat and infectiously fun clip befitting a humorous and winning song, Khary shares “Wifi,” his latest video. Premiered by EARMILK, “Wifi” finds Khary at his most playful, gleefully bending his flow around an upbeat 8-bit circus of an instrumental: “My initials KD/bitch I’m not Kevin Durant/My girl from the ’80s/Old enough to be my aunt.” Roaming Los Angeles backstreets in a beekeeper costume, a reference to the song’s introduction, the rising rapper plays with a dog, dances in alleys, and floats through the cosmos in a crate. “Wifi” is the latest video from Captain, Khary’s upcoming project, following the intimate clip for the Billboard-premiered “Captain,” which finds Khary wildin’ out in a warehouse, shaking his dreads and throwing money in the air.
American Songwriter Premieres Goodnight, Texas’s Video “Keep Movin’”
San Francisco’s transcontinental Americana outfit Goodnight, Texas has released “Keep Movin’,” the lead single and video off Conductor, their third full-length album. Premiering on American Songwriter, the video’s fever dream sets the conceptual stage for the album. “Our protagonist’s increasingly frantic wandering through a dark and cold desert evokes feelings of uncertainty in career, in love, in the course of society. Despite everything and because of everything, he must put one foot in front of another.” (Goodnight, Texas). Conductor as a whole is about turning points — personal, political, musical, global — and their possibilities. Against a backdrop of desert sunsets from a century ago, these songs exist on a precipice of dramatic tension.
SOFT KILL share blistering “Dancing on Glass”
Portland Oregon’s SOFT KILL, ripped through 2016 with their first release on Profound Lore Records ‘Choke’, the follow up to 2015’s ‘Heresy’ became the band’s most acclaimed LP to date and saw the band on a constant touring cycle in support of it through North America and Europe as demand for the band was on a constant upswing. Today SOFT KILL share first single “Dancing on Glass”.
With PRISM, CIFIKA is making history and broke tremendous news via Billboard when she announced the largest ever North American tour for a Korean artist to date with stops in 20+ cities from coast to coast including SXSW, Chicago, NY, LA, Nashville, and Boston.
San Diego-based CAVE BASTARD – formed by ex/current members of Cattle Decapitation, Gutrot, Ritual Torture, Bridge Jumper, Temblad, and more – has released a new single from their impending debut LP, The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth. The unwelcoming “Neo-Genesis” makes its public debut through Metal Injection.
Catch VENDETTA RED LIVE With HE IS WE and PUDDLE OF MUDD!
Seattle Alternative Rock Band VENDETTA RED has announced the release of their first full length album since 2005, Quinceañera, which is set to release April 13th via Cleopatra Records.
Multi-instrumentalist producer-songwriters wife and husband duo Jen O’Connor and Eric Krans are fearless in their willingness to explore new sound palettes for their intimate brand of art-pop. Throughout their progression from indie-folk, to stomp and clap trance-folk, to “campfire disco” -as Pitchfork described their sophomore release, Wahzu Wahzu -The Parlor continues to experiment with new instrumentation and blend their set of genre and stylistic songwriting influences. Today the duo share the infectious, stunning “In” with PopMatters.
Pete Kember is UK musician/producer Sonic Boom, founding member of legendary space rock band Spacemen 3, Spectrum, and E.A.R. He has produced for world renowned bands including Beach House, Panda Bear, Stereolab, MGMT, Yo La Tengo and many more. In addition to producing his new album with No Joy, he also co-wrote all the songs and performed on the record, which is a rare treat from the producer. Jasamine White-Gluz is the founding member and principal songwriter of Canadian shoegaze/noise-pop band No Joy.