Brisbane’s Silent Feature mark new era with debut single ‘Genius’
‘GENIUS’ is the debut single from the forthcoming Silent Feature feature length – Be It All You Got, scheduled for release in late 2018.
The song’s playful blend of Australiana jangle-rock served with its satirical lyrical themes, brings a brazen shift in mood from the band’s Queensland Music Award-nominated release of 2016 House of Thieves and previous album This Old Leather Heart. Consequently, the band has marked the end of an Era – dropping it from their name and adopting the more concise moniker for this first release.
BRITISH INDIA ANNOUNCE ‘MIDNIGHT HOMIE’
Less than a year since the release of their latest album, the explosive Forgetting The Future, British India are thrilled to announce they’ll be returning to stages around the country in May and June on the Midnight Homie Tour that will kick off in Bendigo on May 11 and continue through regional and metropolitan cities in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, before finishing up at The Gov in Adelaide on July 6.
Migos in ruffles and afros. Drake in a Jheri curl. The new video for Migos’ “Walk It Talk It.” Watch Quavo, Offset, Takeoff and Drake on a Culture Ride with cameos from Jamie , AKA Don Delerious, and Lil Yachty.
Female fronted extreme metal band XENOBLIGHT released new lyric video for “Transcendence”
Xenoblight launched new lyric video “Transcendence”, featuring the seventh track off Xenoblights debut album “Procreation”.
Snakehips unveil brand new ‘Stay Home Tapes’ EP
Snakehips have unveiled their new ‘Stay Home Tapes’ EP, reminiscent of more old school hip-hop sounds and a nod to their day one fans. A 6-track production which embodies the diverse and dynamic nature of Snakehips’ classic sound, the release precedes the pair’s upcoming Coachella appearance, and leads with ‘Cruzin’ – a beautifully crafted slice of California funk, laced with nostalgic synths.
CROONA Releases Official Music Video for “Killing Me Again”!
Gothenburg , Sweden based Experimental Aggropop artist CROONA has released the official lyric video for his new single “KILLING ME AGAIN.” “‘Killing Me Again’ is a combination of dark and moody meets catchy and melodic.” – CROONA
LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA AND BEN PLATT PRESENT THE NEWEST HAMILDROP, “FOUND/TONIGHT”
Since December, Lin-Manuel Miranda has been releasing Hamilton related content every month as part of the newly introduced Hamildrop series. In December it was “Ben Franklin’s Song” with The Decemberists, January was “Wrote My Out” starring Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Aloe Blacc plus a remix shortly after, then it continued in February with “The Hamilton Polka” by none other than “Weird Al” Yankovic.
DON Q ANNOUNCES NEW MIXTAPE ‘DON TALK’
Bronx-bred rapper Don Q has announced his newest mixtape Don Talk via High Bridge The Label / Atlantic Records is set for release this coming Friday, March 23rd. The news comes with a new video for the eerie “Puddle of Water” which is the first visual to drop from the 8 song project which features collaborations from Pusha T, Desiigner, Tee Grizzley . Autobiographical and immersive, Don Talk showcases the High Bridge rapper stunting while thriving with vivid lyrics and the lost art of storytelling. Watch “Puddle of Water” below and stay tuned for the new tape coming on Friday.
Nahko announces new acoustic EP ‘Hamakua’
‘Hamakua’ is the third single to be taken from My Name Is Bear and is joined on the EP by brand new acoustic versions of the singles ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Be Here Now’, shedding a more intimate and touching light on these tracks which trace his formative years as an artist, and give a flavour of the forthcoming European acoustic tour.
New video from Big & The Fat
Following a frenetic writing period in 2017, Big & The Fat broke out with their first shows across London last year, and it was quickly apparent that this is a band that writes their own rules on ‘cool’. ‘Fruit / Crack Crack’ will be their first dish served up this year, dropping on a limited edition pink vinyl plate through the newly formed We Can Do It Records this March.
Polychrome deliver female-led production in a male-dominated industry with ‘Final Kiss’
East-London-based Polychrome, who channel the spirit of Cocteau Twins with the electronic ecstasy of M83, are made up of Oliver of The Bronze Medallists and Victoria of Victoria and Jacob. Victoria and Jacob have been championed by the likes of NME, Time Out, The Line of Best Fit, Uncut and DIY to name a few, and have also supported The Mystery Jets, Com Truise, Daughter, and Katy B. Oliver, frontman of indie electronica band Bronze Medallists (also solo performer/activist Olly the Octopus AKA ‘Boris Johnson’s Nemesis’ – City AM), has worked with the likes of Lucy Rose, Mt Wolf, L.A. Salami, and been supported by Radio 1, Radio X, Radio 2, and 6music to name a few.
Based in Los Angeles, Shane writes and co-produces all of his music. Cumulative streams of songs from the SAD EP now exceed six million on Spotify. Taking a satirical approach, he also directed, produced and edited videos for several tracks, including lead single “Insecure,” “Dance” (starring animation dancer/YouTube personality Dytto) and “Play Good Music At My Funeral.”
77:78 (Formerly The Bees) Announce Their Debut Album
77:78, the new project from Aaron Fletcher & Tim Parkin, card-carrying members of the musical kaleidoscope that is The Bees, have announced details of the release of their debut album, Jellies, out July 6th on Heavenly Recordings.
BLEACHERS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ALFIE’S SONG (NOT SO TYPICAL LOVE SONG)” TODAY
Today, Bleachers release the music video for “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)”, which was directed by Isaac Rentz. The track is the first single off of the soundtrack for the 20th Century Fox film Love, Simon, which is also executive produced by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff.
From Mass Appeal, Rapture stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn’t blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse swath of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze – Rapture dives into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd. All episodes launch globally March 30.
WHETHAN SHARES NEW SINGLE “BE LIKE YOU” (FT. BROODS)!
Prodigious young producer Whethan (aka Ethan Snoreck) is fresh off a successful 2017 that saw him rise through the ranks, thanks to a prolific string of high-profile, chart-topping collaborations. Now, Whethan kicks off 2018 with an innovative single, “Be Like You,” featuring and co-written by the award-winning sibling duo BROODS. “Be Like You” (out now via Big Beat Records) brims with Whethan’s forward-thinking, chest-rattling production, juxtaposed against an ethereal topline courtesy of BROODS’ vocalist Georgia Nott – LISTEN HERE!
Stormzone launch video for “Dark Hedges”
Stormzone are thrilled to announce the release of ‘Dark Hedges’, the first official video from their new album ‘Lucifer’s Factory’ which will be available worldwide on April 23rd 2018 via Metal Nation Records.
This 6th album from the Belfast-based Heavy Metal merchants features 13 brand new songs all based on Irish myths and legends.
Stream the upcoming LP from Bonny Doon, ‘Longwave’, now on Hype Machine
Arriving in the early months of 2017, Bonny Doon’s self-titled debut was a warm introduction to the band for many. Hazy and bright, the album’s woozy melodies and swirling webs of summery guitar textures were easily ingested as low-key slacker pop, blissfully awash in lo-fi sensibilities and dreamy ambiance. But the nonchalant breeziness belied a serious attention to songcraft that beckoned careful listening, and hinted at depths yet unexplored. Lo and behold, before the ink was even dry on the first record, work had already begun on its follow-up Longwave, a conscious about-face from the sonic experimentation of the first album, and a journey inward.
X Ambassadors Releases “Ahead Of Myself” Acoustic Video
X Ambassadors have shared an acoustic video filmed in Los Angeles for their rising single “Ahead of Myself” which this week climbs to #22 on the Hot AC Charts! Today, the band kicks off the European Leg of their JOYFUL Tour, which is scheduled to return Stateside in early April and finds the band joined by a number of different and exciting artists along the way including Jacob Banks, Misterwives, Mondo Cozmo, Now Now, Son Little, SHAED and The Aces among others. Visit www.xambassadors.com/tour for information on VIP packages as well as to purchase tickets to all shows.
Denver black metal act WAYFARER has issued the cover art, track listing, and other details of their impending third LP, World’s Blood, nearing May release through Profound Lore Records. The band also announces new spring tour dates with the likes of Primitive Man, Krallice, Forn, and more.
Italy’s most intriguing doom explorers MESSA are unveiling a new track off their bewitching upcoming album “Feast For Water” today via Heavy Blog Is Heavy. The band’s new effort is due out April 6th on Aural Music.
“The Seer” is the second excerpt off MESSA’s sophomore album “Feast For Water”, and showcases the band’s more classic rock influences, with guitar tones whirling like raindrops over a lake of heaviness. Sophisticated, dark and soulful to the core, “Feast For Water” is a multi-faceted doom record from a band who is not afraid of putting sonic experimentation to serve their spiritual and transcendantal intentions, using jazz, classic rock and drone/doom metal all in one to create beautiful, unique soundscapes.
Drea Marilyn “Calgary”
Produced at Unveiled Records by John True and Stephen Johnson and composed and written by Drea Marilyn, “Calgary” is an effervescent track with an arrangement that seems to glisten and undulated under layers of beautiful instrumentation. Drea and guest vocalist, Jonathan Lacayo, create a fiery chemistry together, one that folds into the rhythmic atmosphere of the music with ease. The vocal harmonies fall softly over one another and build an innate sense of airy effortlessness that enraptures the listener from start to finish. The tranquil vibe feeds the story of a love that requires work and dedication, crafting a track that feels equal parts uncertain romance and sensual hopefulness.
DEAD SOUTH DEALERS Release New Official Video For ‘Vinnie the Vet’
Greek hard rockers Dead South Dealers have released a new official video for the closing track of their album Walk Through The Line released in March 2017 via Sliptrick Records. Vinnie the Vet is the track title and you can check out the video below.
Hollie Cook expands Vessel of Love tour and releases Hempolics remixes of “Stay Alive”
UK reggae and tropical pop wonder Hollie Cook joined the Merge roster in January with her third solo full-length, the internationally acclaimed Vessel of Love. Today, two new takes on album track “Stay Alive,” as remixed by Hempolics, are available at your favorite digital store.
The second track written for Vessel of Love, “Stay Alive” is a song about looking after yourself and shows an inspirational side to the LP. Hollie explains, “For me, it’s about having bad days and feeling together in loneliness, as well as what we do to feel alive.” By teaming up with fellow Londoners Hempolics, Cook welcomes a lo-fi vintage soul influence on these two supplementary versions of the track. Speaking about the collaboration, Hempolics explain how a natural approach served them well: “Hollie has a really good modern British reggae style. When I got sent over ‘Stay Alive’ I had a listen, and straight away I just wanted to use her cool vocal and drop a heavy Hempolics riddim to it.”
We Are Scientists Release Video for “Your Light Has Changed” – MEGAPLEX 4.27
We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York-based indie rock outfit are set to return with their sixth album, Megaplex which will be released on April 27th via 100% Records. Having released first single “One In, One Out” in February, Keith Murray (guitar/vocals) and Chris Cain (bass), now follow that colorful, bubbly electro-pop number with “Your Light Has Changed,” a decidedly more thunderous rock tune.
Baloji Shares New Track “Bipolaire – Les Noirs”
Today Baloji is pleased to share “Bipolaire – Les Noirs”, a new track from his forthcoming album 137 Avenue Kaniama that is due for release on March 23rd via Bella Union. The song is about Baloji’s experiences with major labels and the often seductive but empty approach they employ towards many artists. Listen to it HERE.