Billboard and Clash favourite, Steele releases her debut album ‘Paroxysm’
Having previously been at the brink of something huge, after featuring in Rolling Stone (3 times) and appearing at Elle’s 2017 fashion show, Steele was tragically struck down with meningitis. This left her with epilepsy and in need of a complete lifestyle change but ultimately has merely forged her resolve further to succeed within the music industry and led to her releasing a full album!
Gothenburg duo Wildhart share new single featuring Nadia Nair
Today (14th June ’18), Gothenburg based duo Wildhart are sharing the second single to be lifted from new EP ‘Caught In A Fisheye’. New single ‘Every Touch’ (out on Spotify etc. tomorrow, 15th June) featuring fellow Swede Nadia Nair, is a rousing, experimental electronic pop cut which pairs together M83-esque synth movements with delicate string sections, and emotive vocal work. New EP, ‘Caught In A Fisheye’ out June 29th is a stunning 22 minute journey through plush instrumentals, schizophrenic key-signatures and inventive chord progressions – all tied together by singer Ylva Holmdahl’s exquisite vocal talents.
Originally conceived after Mraz received and translated a blessing from a Buddhist monk during a moving visit to Myanmar in 2012, “Have It All” is joined by an official music video, now boasting nearly 5 million views at Mraz’s official YouTube channel. Directed by longtime collaborator Darren Doane (“I’m Yours,” “Make It Mine,” “Lucky”), the visual captures the song’s bright spirit with a stroll through Mraz’s hometown of Richmond, VA, joined by students from Turnaround Arts and the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC), as well as actors Katie Grober (Waitress) and Greg Grunberg (Alias, Heroes).
Mountain Lions “California”
“California” is a personal journey of self-discovery, and one piece of the culmination of songwriting and storytelling that Steven Diaz (formerly of The Lighthouse and The Whaler) has crafted over the past five years. The upbeat and glistening melody tells the story of setting your sights on the goal, but being present in the entire journey. It rejoices in the kinetic energy of the road. Diaz explains, “It has some ties to Jack Kerouac because the road is a fun place to be, especially in between landmarks. For me, it’s a reminder to enjoy the process and not wish that I was there already.”
WIINSTON UNVEIL VIDEO FOR “LALA” STARRING ALEXANDER HØGH ANDERSEN (“VIKINGS”)
Dark yet humorous, WIINSTON’s official video for “Lala” extends the single’s commentary on social dynamics in Los Angeles. Alexander Høgh Andersen – who plays Ivar the Boneless in the hit HISTORY drama “Vikings” – is cast as a megalomaniac TV host who continually sabotages his interviews and violates the personal boundaries of his guests in an effort to assuage his feelings of inferiority and need for recognition.
His guests include WIINSTON, an author (played by Julie Christiansen) and an actor making a comeback (played by Daniel Wagner).
KRANE Collaborates with Max Styler on Mesmerizing New Track “Changes” ft. GOLDN
Following his critically acclaimed album “Fallout” earlier this year, prolific bass artist KRANE returns with his latest masterpiece “Changes.” Produced in collaboration with Max Styler, “Changes” finds KRANE reinventing himself yet again to create a sophisticated and dreamy soundscape; the track delivers a slowly unwinding bassline and mesmerizing synths, all complemented by GOLDN’s soulful vocals to tell the story of the sacrifices we make for love. KRANE’s penchant for emotive bass fused with Styler’s organic grooves is undeniably a winning combination. “Changes” is out on KRANE’s SESSIONS, where KRANE has released much of his recent music.
ICYMI: Guts Club Released a New Single, “Metal Arms”
“Metal Arms is a gentle and haunting piece, six minutes of sparse, meandering guitar-lines, warm washes of slide and Lindsey’s croaked, pained vocals. Lyrically, it’s undeniably dark; images offered with blurred edges, the mind invited to draw its own conclusions, left to draw our own thoughts of lines like “I gave them my body it wasn’t mine anyway” or “I don’t open my mouth, I don’t raise my chest.” Towards the end there’s a hint of resolution, musically at least, as the lightest drum beat enters, the guitars pick-up to a warm, sun-soaked slice of country-rock, and Lindsey’s voice briefly soars with a touch of Janis Joplin or even a slightly less-jazz inclined Billie Holiday.
Gorillaz have revealed yet another new album track from The Now Now: In addition to first single “Humility,” and its #1 Global Trending Video on YouTube directed by Jamie Hewlett and starring Gorillaz’ own 2D and Jack Black, “Fire Flies” joins album cuts “Sorcererz” and “Lake Zurich” in being released to advance the new album out June 29th on Warner Bros. Records. Listen to “Fire Flies” here.
New Video! Arkane “Commandments”
Arkane is a southern rap artist, originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. To compare this artist to another would be impossible, as he doesn’t make a certain style of music, he appears to make all styles of music. Arkane is a phenomenal writer with a gritty voice and a charismatic delivery. To watch him work is nothing short of amazing, as he has the ability to creatively design a track from beginning to end within his head without ever having written anything down.
WATCH: GEORGE EZRA SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “SHOTGUN”
Described by George as a collection of “songs about escapism, dreaming, anxieties and love,” Staying At Tamara’s has already received early critical acclaim with Newsday praising that the album “brings together an eclectic mix of ’50s simplicity, spiky Afro-pop, and Ed Sheeran-esque pop-folkiness.” DIY Magazine awards Staying At Tamara’s four stars, declaring it “a gorgeous, much needed escape” while Q Magazine describes it as “a warm, optimistic pop n’ roll record that’s hard not to like.”
IN SEARCH OF SUN drop new video for IN THE GARDEN
Hailing from London, In Search Of Sun formed back in 2011 and quickly took their music to the road seeing them play Welsh festival, Hammerfest and share the stage with many well known bands such as Bullet For My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend, Pop Evil and many more.
“In The Grass” (on YouTube) is about childhood friendships that suddenly end. The person who was your best friend is out of your life forever. It’s about looking back on those relationships, and wondering where that person ended up in life after your paths separated.
HIGH COMMAND: Massachusetts Crossover Outfit Signs To Southern Lord
Surging with the strength of the early US thrash and crossover scene, HIGH COMMAND projects a scathing display of scorched earth vocals and spiraling divebomb riffs, soaked in napalm leads, and percussive devastation. With competitive and fantasy-inspired lyrical scourge, the band drives their message forth with might and conviction.
Dutch Producer Eelke Kleijn Announces New Single “The Calling”
Eelke Kleijn, one of Holland’s most talented deep house exports and acclaimed producers, has released his new single “The Calling” out now via his DAYS like NIGHTS imprint as well as announcing a slew of North American dates for the 2018 summer. Riding the wave of his latest release off the upcoming album ‘Moments of Clarity’, the tour includes seven shows with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, San Francisco, Houston and and at the infamous Burning Man, making this his biggest US tour to date.
BHAD BHABIE SAYS “TRUST ME (FEAT TY DOLLA $IGN)”
The one and only Bhad Bhabie has announced today’s release of her latest single, “Trust Me (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign).” The track is available now at all DSPs and streaming services here; “Trust Me (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” is joined by a new lyric video, streaming now at the official Bhad Bhabie YouTube channel here.
Mitsubishi Motors Launches National Marketing Campaign Feat. Rap Artist Harry Mack’s Freestyle Test Drives
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced its “Harry Mack Freestyle Test Drives” are being transitioned from a social media campaign into a national broadcast spot and a larger marketing campaign. The YouTube video, which has been a cult favorite on social media, captures stunned customers during test drives as freestyle sensation Harry Mack raps various vehicle features of the all-new 2018 Eclipse Cross.
The spots, which begin airing this week, include Mack lyrically touting a lengthy list of Eclipse Cross features including a dual-pane power-sliding panoramic sunroof, Head-Up Display, infotainment system and more.
NY-based singer/songwriter/producer Amber Mark made her national television debut last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing her single “Love Me Right” off her latest EP Conexão (PMR Records/Interscope).
Today, Atlantic Records singer/songwriter MILCK has unveiled the incredibly personal and sentimental video for her uplifting new single “Oh My My (What A Life).” Written by MILCK herself and directed by Hayley Young, the companion visual, which premiered early today on Refinery29 and chronicles MILCK’s Asian-American childhood, is now available to view on her official YouTube channel HERE.
Remember Me is a testament to the influence of the music from Chuck Auerbach’s youth, and showcases his innate ability to convey the stories of his well-lived life through songs. A collaborative effort with his son Dan Auerbach, who also produced the record, Remember Me features some of Nashville’s finest musicians, including Kenny Vaughn and Dave Roe. Said Dan Auerbach about working with his father on this project: “After getting so much help over the years from my dad I was happy to lend a hand in the making of this record and return the favor.”
DJ Spooky Presents ‘Phantom Dancehall’
DJ Spooky is the creative vision of NYC-based conceptual artist, author, musician and multimedia performer Paul D. Miller. A true artistic renaissance man of the digital age, DJ Spooky has remained active on the global music scene since 1995, continuously reshaping and challenging the notion of modern-day art. He is known around the world for his large-scale, multimedia performances and installations, which regularly engage fans and viewers in social, political, and global topics via his immersive projects that openly explore diverse musical genres, international culture, and environmental issues. Through his ever-evolving art and creative output, DJ Spooky stretches the concept of composing and creating to new, uncharted dimensions. On his latest musical release, DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall, he approaches these same world issues through the lens of a DJ, producer and composer.