Following up on preceding single ‘0300 (Human)’, a tale of insomnia and emotional turmoil, this next release from the Northern Irish talent D.A.N is like tearing back the curtains to welcome the morning light and opening yourself up to whatever the day may bring. At the core of ‘Think About Me’, there’s still heartbreak, but unlike the defeated tones of ‘0300’, this single is a reclamation of one’s own independence, as D.A.N himself tells us.
Serious Klein releases bounce-worthy summer jam “Should’ve Known”
Germany-based, Ghanian rapper Serious Klein releases infectious, bounce-worthy new single “Should’ve Known”, from upcoming debut album (out Oct 19th via Majestic Casual).
Created over an instrumental producer Rascal originally created for SZA, “Should’ve Known” kicks off with the strains of an acoustic guitar which then meanders into an infectious bounce, with a bubbly, playful melodic line.
G Herbo releases new project ‘Swervo’ produced by Southside
G Herbo has released his eagerly anticipated project Swervo produced entirely by Southside via Machine Entertainment Group on all platforms today. The project features Young Thug, 21 Savage, Chief Keef and Juice WRLD. It was produced and recorded between Miami, Chicago and LA with both artists collaborating in the lab to cook up a body of work that encapsulates the energy felt during the creative process. The title Swervo refers to the lifestyle Herbo and Southside have taken on and the chemistry experienced in the making of the project. G Herbo will also be playing Lollapalooza on Thursday, August 2nd in Chicago. Check out Swervo now and share.
viral “Ellen” sensation Valerie Sassyfrass stars in Royal Teeth’s new music vid “Never Gonna Quit”
The forthcoming record marks Royal Teeth’s long overdue comeback to indie rock, with a progression in their sound that exudes energy and conviction. Taking it back to 2013, their bubbly hit single “Wild” was riding alternative radio waves across the nation and getting tons of clicks with their slow-burning, electrified music video. Now, five years later, things have changed for the band – everyone has situated into lifestyles and careers outside of the music industry. Recently though, a spark of inspiration caused grounds for discussion of a Royal Teeth comeback – and the whole band is on board.
“Alec’s storytelling is filled with emotion and a hint of darkness that goes way past bubblegum guitar-driven pop. He’s not just another guitar-playing popstar–he’s a ‘narrator’ of stories that draw you in, hit you in the gut, and make you think.” – LADYGUNN
Produced by the legendary Fatboy Slim, the track coasts from sunny verses into a bold and bright chant —”Oh I, wish I was stuck, stuck on an island, with you”—upheld by tropical drums before wild turntable scratching. The cinematic music video, which premiered on NME, was directed by Mary Clerté and gleefully brings that spirit to life with its whacky beachside vignettes. It has all the ingredients of a summer smash!
QUEEN NAIJA’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP IS OUT NOW
Released by Capitol Records, the five-song collection includes her new track “Karma,” which pushed Queen to the top of Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, and her debut single, “Medicine.” It also features three new songs penned by Queen, including “Bad Boy,” which was produced by NO I.D. (JAY-Z, Kanye West).
The 22-year-old Detroit native has been named YouTube’s Artist on The Rise for the month of August. Look for YouTube’s digital billboard of Queen to be unveiled soon in New York City’s Times Square along with additional billboards across Los Angeles. Queen is currently an iHeartRadio On The Verge Artist.
Test Shot Starfish To Release ‘Music For Space’ October 5th
Test Shot Starfish will release their sophomore album Music for Space on October 5th via Subtractive on all digital platforms. This album celebrates the entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers which are the true rockstars of today. The 14 tracks on the album take the listener through a journey, music for the cerebrum, or as Test Shot Starfish (TSS for short) like to call it: The Thinking Man’s Techno.
Kandace Springs Announces New Album ‘Indigo’ – Releases Video for First Single
Singer and pianist Kandace Springs has announced a September 7 release date for her remarkable second album Indigo (Blue Note), a 13-track LP of originals and choice covers that showcases the full breadth of Kandace’s artistry from smoldering R&B (“Piece of Me”) to gorgeous jazz ballads (“Unsophisticated” featuring Roy Hargrove) to the pop songcraft of “Breakdown” and “Don’t Need The Real Thing,” the album’s lead single which is out today. All but two tracks are produced by drummer/producer Karriem Riggins (Common, Erykah Badu) with additional production by Jamie Hartman (Rag’n’Bone Man), Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae), and Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken (Rihanna). Indigo is available to pre-order now on vinyl, CD or download.
On the release of “WAY DOWN LOW” Elley says: “I simply wrote ‘WAY DOWN LOW’ for us. All of us. Together. Never give up on yourself or on the good people in this world or the future. I don’t know much, but I do know better days are ahead for us all.”
Sublime with Rome released “Wicked Heart” today via 5 Music/RED MUSIC with an accompanying lyric video, marking a return by the ska-punk trio. “Wicked Heart” is the lead single off Sublime with Rome’s long-awaited third full-length, which is expected in Spring 2019. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Paramore, Linkin Park) and Andrew Goldstein (Robert DeLong, Blackbear, Lauv), the track features a gentle bass, crooning harmonies and a dancing guitar riff.
Vaulting to the forefront of pop culture in North America and beyond, AGNEZ MO’s breakout single “Coke Bottle” featuring. Timbaland & T.I. accumulated over 16 million views within a few months’ time. Her 2017 independent EP, X, yielded fan favorites “Damn I Love You” and “Long As I Get Paid” and received acclaim from Idolator, Vogue, Hollywood Life, and more. “Overdose” notably marks AGNEZ MO’s debut for 300 Entertainment, which she signed to earlier this year.
Introducing Herizen – debut single “Social Jungle” premieres with video today!
“Social Jungle” was written by Herizen, produced by Absofacto and co-produced by Yves Rothman.
Of the song, she says, “I wrote ‘Social Jungle’ about LA and the constant need for validation by comparing yourself to others. I want people to listen to the song, identify with the lyrics and become more human. I want them to know their worth.”
DJ Muggs shares new track feat. Mach-Hommy, ‘Assassination Day’ LP out August 10th
DJ Muggs has released a new track “Contagion Theory” feat. Mach-Hommy from his forthcoming album Dia Del Asesinato (AKA ‘Assassination Day’) which is now set for release on August 10th via Soul Assassins Records. He has also unveiled the track list (below) for the album which features MF Doom, Freddie Gibbs, Kool G Rap, Raekwon, Meyhem Lauren, Mach-Hommy, Hus Kingpin, and Eto.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION SHARE NEW SONG “FEELS LIKE I’M DYING”
Written and co-directed by the band’s own Joel Birch, the video for “Feels Like I’m Dying” follows the official video for MISERY’s lead single “Ivy (Doomsday),” and marks the second chapter of a three-part short film chronicling a dark tale of three friends and their quest for vengeance.
MISERY is set to arrive worldwide on Friday, August 24th and is available for pre-order now with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of “Ivy (Doomsday)” and “Feels Like I’m Dying.”
Melodic Death Metal band, The Silencer from NY has made their impactful return to the scene with a brand new single and music video for “Within” (shot and directed by Eric DiCarlo and Squareup Studios). The single, written and produced by frontman Charlie Corletta and engineered/mix/mastered by Zaki Ali, is centered around the internal conflicts that often plague the current youth of today. The video is focused on a teenage girl battling issues such as bullying, social media exploitation, sexual harassment, mental health, and thoughts of suicide. Fans can stream the brand new music video, via Metal Assault here!
New single/video from Morgan Evans out via Warner Music – Country’s hottest one-man band
Signed to Warner Music/Warners Nashville, Morgan is an Australian singer/songwriter now living in Nashville and making his mark on the country music scene. He has received a plethora of awards and honours already for his excellent songwriting abilities and his debut U.S. single ‘Kiss Somebody’ has reached Top 5 at Country radio and went into the Top 10 on the iTunes all-genre Top Songs chart following his recent high-profile performance on ABC’s hit romance reality series The Bachelorette.
Castlecomer Confirm Self-Titled Debut Out 10/5 via Concord Records | Watch “All Of The Noise” Video
Five-piece band Castlecomer will release their self-titled debut album on October 5, 2018 via Concord Records and today have shared the official music video for their new single, “All Of The Noise.” Brimming with blissful energy and infectious hooks, Castlecomer follows the band’s remarkable rise from the pubs of Sydney to the Spotify Global Viral Chart, where their single “Fire Alarm” hit #6 on its way to racking up over six million streams. The track has garnered airplay everywhere from Triple J to KROQ to SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and drawn comparisons to The Strokes and Daft Punk, with Rolling Stone Australia praising the band’s “amalgamation of emotion and unashamed catchiness.”
GAVIN HALEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘better off’ ON RED BULL RECORDS
Just last month 21 year old singer-songwriter, Gavin Haley, signed a record deal with Red Bull Records. Today, Haley is releasing his first new single in over a year entitled ‘better off,’and you can watch the video for the track below.
‘I love how simple the video is to understand,’ says Haley. ‘The story got my attention without taking anything away from the song.’
Madison Daniel, Singer-Songwriter/Actress
Madison Daniel is a fast-rising 20-year-old singer-songwriter and actress whose roots in the seaside town of Mount Martha, Melbourne, Australia, lend her a unique sound that encompasses all genres, from pop to indie and even rock and hip hop.
Madison was first introduced to playing music by her grandfather, who shared a love of the piano and taught her how to play. Soon after, Madison picked up the guitar and hasn’t put it down since.
Fresh from his Parklife performance to an enthusiastic crowd of 15,000 in his native Manchester, Mason Maynard has dropped his dynamic new EP, a 2-track production on Solardo ‘s ever burgeoning ‘Sola’ imprint.
Dizzy (Canadian band of 3 brothers & Katie Munshaw) Share New Single “Backstroke”
Spencer brothers Alex (guitar), Mackenzie (bass), & Charlie (drums), with his best friend since 9th grade math class, Katie Munshaw (vocals) — today released the ethereal new track “Backstroke” off their debut LP Baby Teeth, out August 17th via Royal Mountain Records / Communion Music. Munshaw says the song “stemmed from a low, jealous point in a romance,” adding, “it’s easy to submerge yourself so deeply into a relationship that by the end of it you’re gasping for air, wondering how you got there in the first place. Sometimes all you can do is flip onto your back, catch your breath and float for a bit.”
Lil Durk Signs to Alamo/Interscope
Chicago-bred rapper Lil Durk has signed to Alamo Records/Interscope Records. Lil Durk arrives at Alamo Records after five years with Def Jam Recordings.
“It’s a big day for Alamo to be able to partner with an artist of Durk’s caliber. This is his time and we are thrilled that he has chosen us to be a part of it,” said Todd Moscowitz, Alamo Records Founder.
Later this year, Lil Durk will make his full-length debut for Alamo/Interscope with Signed To The Streets 3. The third studio album from Lil Durk, Signed To The Streets 3 will feature appearances by artists like Future, Ty Dolla $ign, and Juice WRLD.
Canadian duo Always Never make cloudy R&B for late nights, transforming relationship stories into high drama with expert production and delicate melodies. Riding a wave of viral popularity, Always Never announces Tentative, their upcoming debut album. Stacked with 14 cloud R&B gems, Tentative showcases delicate and nuanced vocal performances from singer Patrick Kirschner over bass-heavy, yet somehow light-as-a-feather productions from Dean Guilbault, influenced in equal measure by PartyNextDoor, Drake, and Metallica. Featuring popular singles such as “Wylin’,” “Millions,” “No Good,” and “Morgan Freeman,” Tentative releases on August 24th.
KITTEN Releases New Video For “Strange Embrace”
“Growing up as a competitive gymnast, movement and dance have always been very big parts of my life. My stage performance always reflects this, but this was the first time we tried a music video completely centered around a choreographed routine. Early in the songwriting process the band had a laugh syncing the song up with the dance scene from ‘The Mask of Zorro,’ so there was always the idea we’d go with this vibe. The dancers and I rehearsed the amazing choreography like crazy, so the shoot was only a couple of takes. i hope everyone enjoys the video : },” says singer Chloe Chaidez about the video.
SIGALA RELEASES NEW TRACK “WE DON’T CARE” WITH THE VAMPS TODAY
“We Don’t Care” is another summer anthem-in-the-making, as bouncing, electronic beats intertwine with pulsing synths and a soaring, singalong chorus line courtesy of lead singer Bradley Simpson of The Vamps. The track was co-written with Sigala by Ella Eyre – who appeared on his hit single “Came Here For Love” last year – and The Six, known for their work with Clean Bandit and Marshmello.
Today, E^ST unveiled her brand new single and undeniable summer jam, titled “I Don’t Lack Imagination” (Fueled By Ramen/Warner Music Australia). Described as “the perfect song for your failed summer crush” by The FADER who premiered the track, “I Don’t Lack Imagination,” is out on all digital platforms worldwide and is yet another solid testament to this 20-year-old’s songwriting ability and staying power as she continues to deliver with every release to date.
ALAN WALKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE/VIDEO “DARKSIDE” FEATURING AU/RA AND TOMINE HARKET
The single is the second installment in the World Of Walker trilogy, with the futuristic, post-apocalyptic sci-fi world seen in his previous video “All Falls Down” revisited here with hopeful views for the future with majestic landscapes. The video prior to “All Falls Down,” “Tired” served as a prequel to this trilogy where a solar storm destroyed all technology on earth, changing the course of humanity forever. These videos were directed by MER creative director Kristian Berg.
Kygo & Imagine Dragons Share New Video For “Born To Be Yours”
Kygo and Imagine Dragons share the video for “Born To Be Yours,” today. The video co-directed by Matt Eastin (Imagine Dragons’ “Believer,” “Whatever It Takes” and “On Top Of The World”) and Aaron Hymes can be viewed HERE.
Additionally, Stela announces she will be playing shows in both New York City and Los Angeles. She will play Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY on August 9th and The Mint in Los Angeles on August 22nd.
Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated artist Logic – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – burst onto the music scene through a series of mixtapes that led to a significant, rabid underground fan base. His tapes – Young, Broke, and Infamous; Young Sinatra; Young Sinatra: Undeniable; Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, – garnered millions of downloads and streams, jumpstarting a worldwide tour all before signing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings in 2014.
The boys have previously worked with fellow Atlanta resident Yachty for the animation series WeBuyGold. The platform featured original programming for their third major series premiering on Instagram, which also featured Migos. Additionally, they partnered with Johnson & Johnson, Be the Match, and DoSomething.org for the Give A Spit About Cancer campaign for the #SwabChallenge.
YG’S NEW ALBUM ‘STAY DANGEROUS’ SET FOR AUGUST 3rd RELEASE ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Multi-platinum Bompton-based rapper YG doubles up today with the launch of the pre-order for his eagerly awaited new album STAY DANGEROUS arriving next Friday, August 3rd via Def Jam Recordings (tracklisting below) – and the release of a new single and music video for one of the album’s premiere tracks, “Handgun” featuring A$AP Rocky. The “Handgun” video will exclusively be broadcasted on BET Jams for the first 24 hours of its release.
Stream Jane Church’s ‘This Here City’ 7″, Out Today on Greenway Records
Jane Church is the project of Queens, NY-based artist Matt Stevenson, previously lead singer and songwriter of the band Spires. Live, he’s joined by seasoned musicians Ali Awan (lead guitar), Turner Stough (bass), and Peter Hilton Jr. (drums), and the band has shared stages with acts like La Luz, The Mystery Lights, and Luke Rathborne. Their set features a mix of jangly, mid-tempo guitar rock and swirling, psych-tinged jams.
Balsam Range returns with their second new song of the summer, “Hobo Blues.”
There is a deep tradition in Bluegrass of performing Southern blues ballads with Bluegrass instrumentation, and no one can do it better than the award-winning Balsam Range. With lead vocals from guitarist Caleb Smith, “Hobo Blues,” written by Ray LaMontagne, is a cross-picked stroll through lonesome lyrics and a sad story of a down-on-his-luck character singing through his hardships. “I don’t know whose life you’re living, but it sure ain’t mine,” he sings — a lament about a life misled.
BOO RAY AND CHEF SEAN BROCK RELEASE NEW 7INCH DUET
“It’s a pair of high-energy tunes…complete with bitchin’ rockabilly guitars, a heavenly walking bass line, a driving beat and fun tongue-twister lyrics sung with just the right amount of twang.” Parade Magazine
POWERHOUSE BRAZILIAN DUO ELEKFANTZ UNLEASH “WORK IT OUT”
Since their teenage years spent jamming out together as part of a blues band, fast friends and fellow musicians Daniel Kuhnen and Leo Piovezani have risen to the challenge of delivering innovative beats and lighting up dance floors around the world. They’ve garnered several million streams on Spotify over the course of their artistic rise and have performed in more than 20 countries around the world, including appearances at Tomorrowland Brazil, DGTL Amsterdam, Awakenings Chile, Lolapalooza Brazil, Creamfields Brazil, Melt Germany, Tribaltech Curitiba, and Rock in Rio Brazil.
Hard rock band New Years Day released an ominous music video for their single “Disgust Me” today via RED MUSIC, which premiered exclusively with Heavy Consequence. In the dark coming-of-age visual narrative, an all-red haired Ash Costello is summoned to an abandoned house where she meets her alter ego, a gothic goddess who conjures the collide of both worlds. Watch “Disgust Me” here.