Fantastic Negrito releases new single ‘The Duffler’
Grammy award-winning artist Fantastic Negrito has announced his new track, ‘The Duffler’, the second to be taken from his upcoming album Please Don’t Be Dead, out June 15th via Cooking Vinyl and Blackball Universe. The track will be available as an instant grat with each pre-order of the album.
The Magic Numbers | Release new album & share new video
The new video follows the tongue-in-cheek story of a female biker gang who hit the open road to leave their small-town troubles behind – shot with vast panning landscapes, dingy American diners and Romeo as a tattoo artist to boot, it helps set the scene for the theme of ‘Outsiders’.
The richly-textured woodwind sound of Dublin-based instrumentalist, composer and music producer Seán Mac Erlaine meets an expanded palette on Music for empty ears, the Irish musician’s breathtaking new album. Having honed his distinctively-shaped soliloquies over his first two solo records, Mac Erlaine’s work now bears the mark of collaborations with Norwegian luminaries Jan Bang (who’s worked with avant garde pioneers such as Jon Hassell, Brian Eno, David Sylvian, and Arve Henriksen) and Norway’s most in-demand guitarist Eivind Aarset (who’s also worked with Jon Hassell and David Sylvian) to reveal a fresh, variegated musical language.
YOUNG PABLO Releases ’20’ Single
Young Pablo carves his way into a new generation of rap by using playful melodies and lyricism to lay substance on social issues and personal struggles. His latest single 20 is set to be released on May 11th.
Black Futures announce new live experience ‘Pure Rapture’
Industrial noise-punk duo Black Futures have announced Pure Rapture, which will take place on the 26th of June at Electrowerkz alongside a string of UK festival dates this summer.
To get a flavour of the visceral energy of their live show, you can see the band perform amid atmospheric theatrics in footage from the band’s ‘Get Rich’ show earlier this year at Hangar in East London, where the audience were initiated into the Black Futures Existential Expedition Club.
Gorgon City release brand new single, ‘Go Deep’
Popular UK duo Gorgon City have teamed up with Ghosted and BRIT Award-winning singer/songwriter Kamille (aka Camille Purcell) on their latest track ‘Go Deep’, set for release on 11th May.
Vocab Slick, “Flying”
Bay Area, California rapper and Distant Relatives member Vocab Slick presents the William Rushton-directed music video for “Flying”, Vocab’s new single produced by Rob Wright. The track features guest vocals from singer/model Tricia Danieli, who was recently featured in Playboy Slovakia and Playboy Africa.
Esther Vallee releases new track ‘Higher’
Speaking about the new track, Esther explains, ‘Higher’ is about the urge to feel something for someone – or at least pretend to feel something and that everything is perfect. I’m not that interested in who you are or what you do, what keeps you up at night or how you take your morning coffee, but I just need you next to me unconditionally.
Rita Ora Releases ‘Girls’ Featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX
Rita Ora has released ‘Girls,’ her new single featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX, available now on Atlantic Records. The track follows Rita’s hit singles “Your Song,” “Anywhere,” and “For You,” continuing her return to music, amassing over 1 billion streams and views worldwide.
London-based singer/songwriter, performer and curator Belgrave releases the lyric video for ‘Cheat’, premiered exclusively on Notion yesterday. ‘Cheat’ is the second single from Belgrave’s new four-track EP ‘Riviera’, released on The Shooting Gallery Recordings this May 25th.
Jesse And The Wolf Shares Video For “Selecta” Ft. Juelz, Ghostface and Telli
“Selecta,” released via A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records in January 2018, finds legendary emcees Juelz and Ghostface doing what they do best flexing their lyrical chops, while fellow NY-rapper Telli holds his own weight on the triumphant hook. Premiered via Rap Nation, the Travis Labin-directed video finds Ghostface and Juelz manifested as children, a mischievous counterpart to the track’s hip-hop meets electronic soundscape.
Legendary UK Duo Orbital first new single
When monsters are loose in a darkening world, we need monsters of our own to fight back. After a barnstorming live reunion which saw them play to ecstatic audiences across Europe throughout 2017 Britain’s giants of electronic music Orbital announce they’re back for good – with new music and an upgrade of the legendary live show that transformed festivals across the world.
Reunited brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll release their new single, ‘Tiny Foldable Cities’ on May 11. An intricate piece of electro-hypnotica in the lineage of ‘The Box’ or ‘Style’, it restates why Orbital were always a cut above the bargain basement boom-and-bosh crew, and takes their signature sound forward into a new and fascinating phase.
Cairo Gold Releases Her Self-Titled EP and New Video For “Torture” Today
LA songstress Cairo Gold releases her debut self-titled EP today. The 6 track EP features her sultry single “Torture,” which playlisted on Spotify’s New Music Friday upon release, as well as 5 unreleased tracks that address different personal aspects of her life. It is available today across all digital service providers.
Billy and Dolly share third track and video “Setting Sun” via New Noise Mag off upcoming album, Five Suns
When Billy & Dolly started work on Five Suns, their third album, they had three main items on their agenda: loud guitars, dirty keyboards, and the end of the world. Today, they share the third track and music video “Setting Sun” off their upcoming album via New Noise Magazine.
Amy Lawton releases new single ‘Hurts Like Paradise’
20 year old singer/songwriter Amy Lawton has today released her brand new single ‘Hurts Like Paradise’. The new tune premiered with CelebMix who said, “‘Hurts Like Paradise’ is THE song you need to add to your summer 2018 playlist.”
A rich production spearheaded by deep house inspired chords, the track sees Gorgon City ‘go deep’ thanks to a gruff bassline, and follows their recent sold out UK and Europe ‘Kingdom’ tour. The track precedes an exciting summer for the duo, with their forthcoming album set to drop at the tail end of the festival season.
Leon III’s psychedelic Americana debut album is out today on Birmingham, AL, label Cornelius Chapel Records. American Songwriter reviewed the album, giving it 4/5 stars and saying it “exudes poetic and musical assurance along with a boldness that reveals more after each spin” while Farce The Music said “this is emotional, intelligent, artful music in an era of throwaway culture”. The band is finishing up a run with San Francisco’s The Mother Hips this weekend before heading out on some solo dates next week. PopMatters premiered the album last week calling it “wildly inventive” and that Andy Stepanian and Mason Brent “have created the most intriguing and sophisticated music of their careers”. While Echoes and Dust reviewed the record calling it “one of the more impressive psych Americana albums of the year”. You can download the album here.
Recently undergoing a personal and musical metamorphosis, singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist TALA returns with anthemic summer tune ‘Stay Here In The Sun’ featuring award winning Naughty Boy.
Potatohead People Release New Album
Counting supporters Soulection, Nightmares on Wax, Pomo, Exmag, Big Boi, Phife Dawg, DJ Spinna, and more, and collaborations with Montreal beats star Kaytrananda, Vancouver duo Potatohead People have established themselves as living legends amongst their peers. Comprised of Nick Wisdom and Astrological, Potatohead People have remained relatively quite over the last three year’s since their critically acclaimed 2015 debut album, Big Luxury. Today, the duo are back with their highly anticipated sophomore LP- Nick & Astro’s Guide To The Galaxy.
May 11, 2018: Saint Sister, the distinctive duo from the North of Ireland, showcase a marked departure on new track “Twin Peaks,” the first single off their forthcoming record SHAPE OF SILENCE, due later this year. Billboard premiered the track, calling it “gorgeous.” “Twin Peaks” is available today at all digital retailers. Saint Sister will head to the US in September to kick off a club tour, beginning September 21st in Washington DC.
KID INK SHARES “ONE TIME” — NEW SONG CREATED FOR FORTHCOMING DOCUMENTARY ‘UNBANNED: THE LEGEND OF AJ1’
Today, chart-topping, multi-platinum selling rapper and producer Kid Ink shares a new track entitled, “One Time.” The track, which was created for the forthcoming documentary, Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1, is now available to stream and purchase on all digital service providers.
Max Styler takes a pop-inspired approach on “Sleep Alone” with the help of singer Ella Boh. Her innocent vocals soar weightlessly through the verses and chorus, floating over Styler’s masterful future bass production on the Dim Mak single. Styler delivers breezy melodies and groovy percussive basslines that set the summertime vibe, while Ella’s breathy lyrics relay the sweet apprehension of two new lovers opening up to one another. The single’s natural flow comes from the organic nature in which it was made, according to Styler:
“I came across Ella Boh on YouTube and loved her voice, so I had a song written that I thought would fit her style,” he says. “She knocked it out of the park, first try in the studio. I hope you love this track as much as we do!”
Swiss songwriter Marc Salvador merges rugged elements of rock, swaying pop subtleties and fresh dance melodies into a heavily 80s-synth soundscape with his newest solo endeavor. Fans of Jamiroquai, Pharrell Williams and Phoenix will be easily convinced of Marc Salvador’s sultry atmosphere.
The Latin Grammy nominated producer, and DJ, El Dusty has grown a cult following and garnered critical acclaim for his turntable styles and sampling chops since his viral single “K Le Pasa.” Critical acclaim has hailed El Dusty as Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists You Need to Know, Billboard’s New Latin Act to Watch, and Pandora’s Latin Artists. Known for his collaborative nature and trendsetting beats, El Dusty is set to release his debut album Cumbia City, out May 11th with AfterCluv .
First Listen: City Fidelia Shares New Single “One More Time”
The track opens to a gloomy soundscape featuring rolling synths, commanding trap drums, and his gentle, but compassionate, vocals. Crooning about the allure of a confident, compelling woman, City Fidelia sees value in love at first sight. It’s dark, yet captivating, with sounds fluctuating between PARTYNEXTDOOR and Travis Scott.
MILO GREENE Announce ‘Adult Contemporary’ And Release Single “Move”
LA’s always evolving indie-pop band Milo Greene will release their third full-length album, Adult Contemporary, on September 7, 2018. The band surprised fans with a free download of album track “Be Good To Me” last month, and today they officially release the infectious first single, “Move,” with Marlana Sheetz on lead vocals daring you not to move, enveloped by layers of melodic guitars and a driving bass line.
Goldsteps Unveil “Suckerpunch” Music Video In Support of Mental Health Awareness Month
Chuggy guitar riffs, kick drum blasts and spitfire vocals define Austin pop-punk powerhouse group, Gold Steps. Earlier this year, the band, led by energetic firestorm Liz Mauritz (vocals) and rounded out by Zach Duarte (lead guitar), Elias Perez (rhythm guitar), Erasmo “Raz” Garcia (bass), and Roger Steadman (drums), announced their forthcoming EP, Incandescent. Produced by Rick King of King Sound, the EP (out 5/25/18) is a musical representation of emotions experienced in mood cycling episodes. It starts out with fire, a taking-on-the world feeling which could be interpreted as a sort of manic state, but as the EP progresses the tone becomes more erratic.
New Las Rosas LP ‘Shadow By Your Side’ Out Today via Greenway Records, On Tour Now
Brooklyn’s Las Rosas has released its sophomore LP, Shadow By Your Side, via Greenway Records. Called an “excellent second album of compelling tunes” by the Associated Press, it’s available on all formats here, and is streaming in full via Talkhouse — along with some insight from lead singer & guitarist Jose Boyer — and on Spotify.
North London outfit, Ivy Lab, were brought together out of a shared enthusiasm for experimentations on the fringes of the UK bass music scene. The years that followed saw them go from strength to strength, earning a place in Mixmag’s “Top 10 DJs of 2015” and propagating a new generation of hip-hop inspired abstractions housed within the framework of their 20/20 LDN project.
Slightly Stoopid will release their 9th studio album Everyday Life, Everyday People on Friday, July 13. Album pre-orders begin on Friday, May 11. The first single off the record “If You Want It”, is available now on all DSPs, plus all pre-order album purchases include an instant download of “If You Want It.”
THE RUBENS’ “NEVER EVER” VIDEO
Of the video, director Anna Phillip says, “This track really speaks for itself. It’s a simple yet poignant story that many people can relate to from either side. That’s where the idea of a split screen came into play. We felt it was important to be able to follow and visualize both parts equally. I think at times we go through these sorts of nights (when relationships are breaking down) wondering whether our other half are doing, thinking and feeling the same things we are. In this story they are. Sam [Margin] and Madeleine [Madden] are both incredibly captivating performers and Sam and Sarah’s vocals are equally as strong. We wanted to make sure you could watch both of these character’s experiences unfold in their entirety, not just when they were singing, but also the space between. Why make 1 music video when you can make two!”
NYC-blues/americana duo Max Caddy drops NEW Single
When the two met they inspired one another to return to their respective roots of playing folk and blues music on acoustic guitar. O’Neill’s burgeoning singer-songwriter skills were a compliment to Corina’s abilities as a frontwoman, and the chemistry between them quickly compelled Max Caddy to dive head first into the New York music scene. Soon the band established a loyal following, a weekly residency in Williamsburg, “Max Caddy and Friends,” an EP, regional tour dates and a southern tour ending at SXSW. After a two year hiatus of working on solo projects, the pair revived in 2017 with the release of the single “Bottle’s Been Bringing Me Down” and a 3-month residency at the legendary East Village venue, Sidewalk Cafe.
Nashville’s Brandy Zdan has released her sophomore album Secretear out today via Tallest Man Records. Secretear which is a Spanish word for “a secret conversation” was co-produced by Zdan and Teddy Morgan, and features My Morning Jacket’s Tom Blankenship (bass), Carl Broemel (guitar and pedal steel) and The Texas Gentlemen’s Aaron Haynes (drums).
Listen to outsideOUTSIDE’s “Comatose”
The song is an inside look into the struggles of addiction and trying to rise above. The band is passionate and extremely vocal about helping those with dependence and mental health issues. Their goal with this song and their upcoming EP is to make anyone struggling feel less alone and find help.
Texas three-piece Corusco have been flying under the radar the last few years while writing new music and performing around the country. The band recently announced what they’ve been working on, their debut album Wake which has been set for release on May 25th, 2018. Produced by Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost), Wake was inspired by the idea that each song on it’s own is a piece of a larger mosaic that comes together to recreate a variety of memories encapsulated within the album. Today, Corusco has partnered with PopMatters for the premiere of their brand new music video for the album’s lead single, “New Year.”