Soulful songstress Liz Vice is excited to announce the release of her sophomore album Save Me out everywhere today.
Team Picture | Share full ‘Recital’ mini-album
Leeds-based six-piece, Team Picture have today released their debut mini-album, ‘Recital’ out via Big Dumb Music. Produced by Matt Peel (previously Eagulls, Autobahn and Pulled Apart By Horses), this new collection of tracks follows in the wake of previous 6 Music and R1-supported singles, ‘Back To Bay Six’ and ‘Birthday Blues’. Following a return to the capital last night to headline The Shacklewell Arms, the band will take on their largest show to date at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club – tickets available here, full tour dates below.
KEVIN KRAUTER DEBUTS NEW SONG “SUDDENLY,” LISTEN HERE
‘Useful solitude’ is the phrase Krauter uses to describe Toss Up— both the conditions in which it was created and the prevailing theme of these nine iridescent indie-pop songs. In between tours, he spent long hours in his basement, guitars and vintage keyboards his only company, and tested out ideas, explored new sonic avenues, savored new sounds, and taught himself how to play a few instruments. The riffs and melodies became mantras, repeated back to himself until they became the rhythmically intricate, melodically bold, and emotionally complex songs on Toss Up. An insightful songwriter with a lyrical style that is both economical and evocative, Krauter crafts unique soundscapes that scramble a range of influences: ‘60s flower pop, ‘70s easy listening, ‘80s New Wave, ‘90s alt-radio, ’00s indie rock.
Enigmatic artist and producer, Felix Snow, and pop singer/songwriter, ROZES, have collaborated on a new song, “Demons,” out today. The track premiered yesterday via Complex, who said Snow, “goes back to his electronic-pop roots, embracing a similar sonic palette as his 2015 song ‘Gold’ with Kiiara.”
Legendary Philadelphia-born producer, Josh Wink, has unveiled his latest afterhours weapon, ‘Selecta’, a deep and high powered record released via his very own Ovum Recordings. Scattered with rasping chords, and a thumping break, the atmospheric track follows Josh’s 2017 politically charged ‘Resist’ EP.
Paupière have shared the video for their new single “Rex” on The 405. It follows the video for their previous track “Defunte Lune de Miel” which was featured on Brooklyn Vegan. Both tracks will be featured on their forthcoming debut LP entitled ‘À Jamais Privé de Réponses (Forever Prevented Of Responses). It will be out 9/7 on Lisbon Lux Records. They will also be playing Indie Week in NYC later this month.
COSHA RELEASES ‘R.I.P. BONZAI’ MIXTAPE
Cosha, formerly known as Bonzai, releases today her new mixtape, R.I.P. Bonzai. The mixtape is now available to stream and purchase at all digital service providers via RCA Records/ Sony Music U.K.
UK artist LUCY SPRAGGAN has debuted a playlist of songs on Spotify entitled Introducing Lucy Spraggan. The playlist features 12 songs across Spraggan’s discography, released for the first time in the US.
Boston artist Will Dailey has released Golden Walker, an 11 song meditation on life and how to navigate it within our current cultural climate. Golden Walker is Dailey’s second album released outside of the major label system. The album is a follow up to National Throat, his indie debut, that went on to receive numerous awards including Album and Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards, Song of the Year and Producer of the Year at the New England Music Awards, Best of the Year by Improper Bostonian Magazine, debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and garnered over 9 Million streams on Spotify.
STELA COLE SIGNS WITH RCA RECORDS
20-year-old Stela Cole grew up honing her songwriting craft in the town of Peachtree City, Georgia. Knowing that music was her passion, Cole moved to Nashville, TN to continue her growth as both a singer and songwriter. While Cole resides in Nashville, she splits her time between Music City and Atlanta, Georgia where she is currently writing and recording new music.
MNEK’S NEW SINGLE, “COLOUR” FEATURING HAILEE STEINFELD, IS OUT NOW
MNEK pairs up with multi-Platinum vocalist Hailee Steinfeld on “Colour,” delivering his boldest and brightest statement thus far. Skipping far beyond the rainbow of love’s possibilities, the track is an infectious summer anthem. “Colour” is from MNEK’s debut album, which will be released by Capitol Records later this year.
Norway’s Emilie Nicolas returns after extended absence, dropping phenomenal new album ‘Tranquille Emile’
Emilie Nicolas drops her phenomenal second album ‘Tranquille Emile’, 4 years after the release of her critically acclaimed and internationally adored debut full length ‘Like I’m A Warrior’.
The new album perfectly showcases Emilie’s unique sense of melody and her effortless ability to combine life’s dark moments and the highlights of love through her lyrics. A careful balance between cinematic love, and graceful sorrow – ‘Tranquille Emile’ is sure to more than please fans of SZA, FKA Twigs, and Frank Ocean.
CYN returns today with the gritty, film noir-esque video for her current single, “Believer,” which premiered on Harper’s Bazaar. Directed by Kenny Laubbacher and shot in Los Angeles in the grainy, imperfect style of a home video camera, CYN can be seen galivanting across the city at dusk.
AYOKAY RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “SWING SWING”
“Swing Swing is the most personal song I’ve ever made. It was written, produced, and performed by me in its entirety,” says ayokay. “I have always been very inspired by indie bands and wanted to bring some of those influences, including upbeat electric guitar and retro analog synths, into my style of electronic production to create something new and refreshing.”
Party Pupils (MAX + RyanEXOE) channel the ocean waves and summertime breeze on their Dim Mak single “Sax On The Beach,” featuring a contagious saxophone riff played by Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli. Hot off a strong run at radio in the US with his “Lights Down Low” single hitting top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and surpassing 200M on-demand streams, MAX’s seductive vocals glisten over a smooth electro-funk production, creating a saxified groove for the ages.
The Sea The Sea’s new album, From The Light marks a shift: it’s an evolution in their sound, a blend of indie-folk that combines lyric-centered songs with incomparable harmonies. With the release of their second full-length collection, Chuck and Mira Costa have also added to their band, incorporating additional vocals, synthesizer and percussion where they once relied on a more acoustic sound. From The Light is out today, and available everywhere.
The Sea The Sea teamed up with producer Troy Pohl for From The Light, an all-inclusive soundtrack that parallels the apparent duality in everyday life. More importantly, though, it’s an exploration of the spaces in-between — the grey areas, where the story often lies.
David Davis & The Warrior River Boys Release “Didn’t He Ramble: Songs of Charlie Poole”
David Davis & The Warrior River Boys have produced a masterful and exciting collection of songs originally recorded in the 1920s by the legendary Charlie Poole and his North Carolina Ramblers, a generation before Bill Monroe is credited with founding bluegrass music. “Our intention was to evolve the songs, yet leave the strength and essence of the original feel as our foundation and build on that,” explains Davis.
Shannon Shaw, the captivating vocalist, bassist, and founder of Shannon & the Clams, will release her debut solo album, Shannon In Nashville, on June 8th via Easy Eye Sound, and it is streaming now in its entirety via Talkhouse. The premiere is accompanied by an essay about the album written by Hunx (aka Seth Bogart), lead singer and bandmate of Shaw’s in Hunx & His Punx, who says: “This album sends shivers down my spine and tears rolling down my face. I’ve listened to it over and over for the last few months. And best part is, it takes me out of hell and to a place where everything might be somehow be OK…This is truly a classic album.” Stream Shannon In Nashville, a full week before its release, here.
“We wanted to blend our love of glam and disco with the sensibility of our favorite modern underground pop. It was fun changing things up and doing a track centered around a big guitar riff. The lyrics examines vanity and the ugly side of glamour, and we think our video mirrors those sentiments perfectly,” says singer Chloe Chaidez about the video.
WILL HAVEN Reveals New Music Video for “Hewed with the Brand” + Announces UK/EU Tour Dates
Guitarist Jeff Irwin, “We love this new video. Brian Cox did an amazing job of capturing the band live as well as tying in the new record really well. It was a fun video to shoot. And a little side note – it was filmed on my birthday…”
In conjunction with National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Brandi Carlile’s music video for “Hold Out Your Hand” is premiering today via NPR Music. Watch/share HERE. Of the acclaimed musician, NPR Music’s Ann Powers declares, “…when Brandi Carlile commits to a cause, she commits. That’s not a surprise—the Washington state-based singer-songwriter is famous for the depth of her dedication, whether to family, a cause, or the gorgeously crafted songs that have made her a central figure in the 21st-century singer-songwriter scene.”
It’s been three years since Michael Ray last released an album, but the wait is over—Ray’s sophomore album, Amos, is available everywhere today. Named after his grandfather who inspired Ray’s passion for music, Amos promises to be Ray’s most personal album to date.
“To say I’m excited that Amos is officially out would be an understatement,” reflects Ray. “This album means so much to me personally because of the namesake and to finally be able to share these songs with fans is such a great feeling. Before the album was even out our fans were singing the words to so many of the new songs. It’s incredible to see them share their personal stories of what each new song means after hearing it live. Watching our fans living and loving these songs is what it’s all about.”
New York indoe pop group The Davenports have released the single “Where Shall We Hang Elena?” from the forthcoming album Don’t Be Mad at Me due out July 13th.
The Davenports is the long time project of songwriter and musician Scott Klass, who according to the Deli Magazine are “steeped in pop/rock—Ben Folds meets Weezer …leading you to sing along to songs you’re hearing for the first time while stories unfold of relationships gone awry….”
WIINSTON’S NEW SINGLE, “LALA,” IS OUT TODAY
WIINSTON says, “We paint the picture with feelings and moods and just play around until we like it. It all comes to us very intuitively and fast, and the lyrics are shaped as pictures before they are written down.”
The ‘King of the Electro Latino’ Recently Positioned 4 Four Songs Within the Top 200 of Spotify in More Than 50 Countries. Positioned as one of the most important and successful artists in Latin America, Juan Magán has become an unstoppable force within the music industry.
LIFE OF DILLON RELEASE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO FOR “ONLY FOOLS FALL IN LOVE”
Today, critically acclaimed rising U.K. alternative pop duo Life Of Dillon are pleased to announce the release of their new single, “Only Fools Fall In Love.” The track is currently available for purchase and streaming at all DSPs via Epic Records/Disruptor Records.
TLE Releases New Single “Where The Highway Ends” Featuring Tony Lovato of Mest
Self-proclaimed dad-punk band, TLE, has released a brand new single, “Where The Highway Ends.” The track, which is also accompanied by a music video, is the third single that the band has released this year. TLE are also excited to have Tony Lovato from Mest as a guest vocalist on the song.