Skope: Colyn Cameron (Wake Owl) psychedelic new single/video – LP out 10/12
Self-produced and recorded direct to 1/2″ tape in his small Los Angeles studio apartment, the album is an outpour of his artistic experimentation, fusing psychedelic influences of the late ’60s and calling to mind the likes of David Vandervelde and Christopher Owens.
Dear Willow to release debut EP; new single ‘I Was Young’
Following on from the cautionary lament of HOLD, Dear Willow is pleased to announce the arrival of new single I Was Young, taken from her forthcoming EP Hold Yourself Down (out September 14).
Beckoning tales from the past, I Was Young explores feelings of being trapped within situations similar to that of a somewhat manic pixie dream girl character. It bares the raw truth of consequences when breaking down that bubble.
Dear Willow is the creative voice of Sunshine Coast based artist Em-J Dau. Since 2012 Dear Willow has transformed from poet to a solo acoustic act and embraced her sound through a full band. A testament to its creator’s talent, Dear Willow is both Em-J’s nom de plume and her persona artistica: a vessel that can change shape and direction, allowing her to truly explore her creativity.
If there was a door at the back of your head, Pink Matter are the soundtrack to you walking through it; seeing yourself look at the world. That door is now wide open. Having just been announced as support to Unknown Mortal Orchestra in Brisbane, the quartet today release their highly anticipated debut EP ‘Human Error’.
Rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, director and HUNCHO of Migos, Quavo, has just released three new songs “Bubble Gum”, “Lamb Talk”, and “Workin Me” via Quality Control Music / Capitol Records / Motown. The tracks aptly arrive on the first day of the ‘Aubrey and The Three Amigos Tour’ kicking off tonight in Kansas City, MO at Sprint Center (full dates below). Quavo continues the Grammy-Nominated group’s meteoric rise and takeover of 2018 with his tectonic influence in music, sports, fashion and beyond. All of this on the heels of Migos’ Culture II, their monumental album and second consecutive #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, while Quavo delivers on the promise that Migos are the culture of this generation.
Japanese Legends SABER TIGER Announce Brand New Album ‘Obscure Diversity’
2018 has been a busy year for Saber Tiger. After the band and the global metal market got to know each other through the international release of Bystander Effect in early 2018 and the following Eastern Europe Devastation Tour through Ukraine, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania, the time has come for the second international release of the Japanese heavy metal giants.
Emma Blackery releases new single ‘Take Me Out’
Rising pop star Emma Blackery has released her brand new single ‘Take Me Out’, taken from her forthcoming debut album Villains out August 31st through RWG Records.
‘Take Me Out’ has featured on six Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ playlists today including the UK. It’s a huge pop banger stacked with attitude and boasting a massive chorus.
Regarding the single Emma says, “I’m really excited for everyone to hear it. It’s a song I really connect with and one of my favourites from Villains. The song deals with feelings of paranoia when you are feeling exposed and isolated by your friends.”
Nicholas Krgovich mourns lost love on ‘Rosemary’
Vancouver artist Nicholas Krgovich possesses an unswerving back catalogue of sleek ‘future-pop’ releases. His solo work has seen him collaborate with the likes of Mount Eerie, Nite Jewel, Amber Coffman (Dirty Projectors) and Dear Nora, and his wildly diverse discography shows an unmistakable and deep commitment to exploring the endless possibilities of pop. On Krgovich’s new record however, after experiencing heart-break for the first time at 35, all goes out the window. What is left is a vivid and candid account of love gone sideways and the songs that poured out, all written and recorded out of necessity before anything else. Announced today, “OUCH” is released on 26th October via revered indie label Tin Angel Records.
Future Generations share new single. Album via FrenchKiss in Sept
NYC’s Future Generations have shared a new single “Suddenly.” The track is off their upcoming new album Landscape (Frenchkiss Records) set to be released on September 14. Of the single they note, “Sometimes things just happen the way they are supposed to and they happen all at once, but it takes a bit of patience leading up to it. Suddenly encompasses that message both in its lyrics and in the way it came about. After a bit of a writing slump, we wrote and recorded it in one day and didn’t touch it again until we mixed it with the rest of the album.”
JETTA RELEASES VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE ‘FOOL’
Today, Liverpudlian singer songwriter Jetta shares her new single ‘Fool’. The single is the third drop from her upcoming four track EP, due to be released independently on her own label, Lion’s Roar Records later this year.
Having already gained support from the likes of Denis Sulta & Patrick Topping, with the latter playing the track during his widely acclaimed set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Young Romantic’s ‘Move (Time To Get Loose)’ is finally set to drop, arriving today via Positiva Records.
Ambient production duo ag. release debut single ‘Warped Minds’
Already receiving support from BBC Introducing, ‘Warped Minds’ is steeped with enigmatic production of far-eastern influence with atmospheric synths, warm bass and echoing vocals, all brought together with a 4/4 beat. Their intelligent and expansive sound is reminiscent of the likes of Bonobo, Four Tet and Burial.
Regarding ‘Warped Minds’ ag. say, “We wrote the track to explore the feeling of desperation and simply just needing to go home to your family, when there’s nowhere else to go. From our own experience of living in London under the strain of money and not being around what you know, we count ourselves lucky we have a safe haven, which we can call home. Both coming from rural parts of the UK we find escaping from the city even for a day can help alter your mind back from the warped state filled with stress and anxiety.”
CHANTEL JEFFRIES DROPS NEW SINGLE “BETTER” FT. BLOCBOY JB & VORY
DJ, producer and content creator Chantel Jeffries drops her latest track, “Better” ft. BlocBoy JB and Vory along with the accompany lyric video, via 10:22 pm/Capitol Records. The catchy track is the third track to be released off her upcoming album, Calculated Luck, after the first two have garnered nearly 35 million streams. “Better” features a blend of Hip-Hop and European House, solidifying Jeffries unique and undeniable sound.
CAPTAIN CUTS AND ZOOKËPER TEAM UP FOR “DO YOU THINK ABOUT ME” FT. GEORGIA KU
Los Angeles based multi-platinum selling Producers & DJ’s, Captain Cuts and Zookëper have teamed up with superstar songwriter and artist Georgia Ku, to craft a perfect summer house anthem in Do You Think About Me. The song is out now (August 10) on Epic Records and on Syco Music in the UK.
David Nail and The Well Ravens Release Honest New Single “In My Head”; Debut Album out 9/14
Chart-topping songwriter and Grammy-nominated artist David Nail has spent the last decade leaving his unique mark on modern country music. Now he begins a new chapter with his collective new project called David Nail and The Well Ravens who’s debut album Only This and Nothing More will release on September 14th via One Five Sound. The project is Nail’s first independent release and finds the charismatic singer reaching a new creative peak with a record that matches his adept melodic chops – as heard on #1 hits like “Whatever She’s Got” and “Let It Rain” – with atmospheric rock & roll guitars, lush keyboards, drum loops, and rule-breaking arrangements. Today he released a new single off the album titled “In My Head” and spoke with Taste of Country about the song’s poignant and honest origin.
CALUM SCOTT PREMIERES THE “WHAT I MISS MOST” (LYRIC VIDEO)
Made with producers like Fraser T Smith (Adele, Ellie Goulding), Jayson DeZuzio (Skylar Grey, Imagine Dragons), and Oscar Görres (Taylor Swift, Britney Spears), Only Human hit #1 on iTunes in over 20 countries and Billboard said, “Scott’s stunningly pure voice is affecting enough in itself, but his lyrics on every one of the (album’s) tracks are vulnerable and raw.” “To me, Only Human means being okay with how you feel,” says Calum. “My hope is that these songs encourage people to embrace who they are, so that there’s a little less fear in the world and a lot more love.”
Rising star Morgan Evans made a stop at Tootsie’s on Nashville’s historic Broadway last night to reveal the surprise release of his self-titled EP, out now. In the spirit of the EP’s brand new, live-in-the-moment track, ‘Young Again’, Evans treated fans to an impromptu round of shots to celebrate the moment.
Bringing it full circle, Tootsie’s was the Australia native’s first stop when he visited Nashville for the first time 10 years ago – dropping his bags and arriving on Broadway less than two hours after his plane landed.
Austrian artist MAVI PHOENIX releases new single “Ibiza”
Austria’s Mavi Phoenix will be releasing her latest single, titled ‘Ibiza’ on the 10th August via LLT Records. The new track follows the release of recent singles ‘Los Santos’, ‘Yellow’ , ‘Bite’ , ‘Trends’ and acclaimed debut EP ‘Young Prophet’ (2017). Last month, as a way to lash out against the toxic culture of internet mob mentality, Mavi Phoenix produced the single ‘Los Santos’ within a day, shot a video and dropped it spontaneously. The song caught the attention of many, including platinum selling Italian DJ/Producer Crookers who made their own distinct version of it. ‘Los Santos’ and ‘Ibiza’ will form part of Mavi Phoenix’s highly anticipated ‘Young Prophet II’ EP, scheduled to be released October 5.
SLUMDOGS release new video // Single out this August on 25 Hour Convenience Store!
The Blackpool lights just started shining brighter with the introduction of Slumdogs, freshly signed to Gary Powell’s (The Libertines) label 25 Hour Convenience Store and with a new single ‘Cut The Conversation Short’, out this August 19th.
Mastered by Emily Lazar and Chris Allgood (Foo Fighters, The Killers, Haim), ‘Cut The Conversation Short’ is the perfect introduction to the 4-piece as they paint a picture of modern British life and it’s dark tendencies through poetic lyrics and a gritty punk accompaniment.
GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER/SONGWRITER RO JAMES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “EXCUSE ME”
“Excuse Me” is written by James and co-produced by Pierre Medor (Ciara, French Montana, Toni Braxton) and Tricky Stewart (Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Usher).
James is also set to embark on Jessie J’s The R.O.S.E. Tour this fall, kicking off on October 1st in San Francisco. The tour will make stops in major cities including Chicago, Philadelphia and New York before wrapping in Los Angeles.
MEXICO’S #1 DJ DUO, TOM & COLLINS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “GRAPEFRUIT”
Having performed at festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Brazil and Mexico, Beyond Wonderland, WishOutdoors, Tomorrowland, Ultra, and The Social, Tom & Collins know exactly what it takes to light up a dance floor. Their newest release, “Grapefruit,” is a perfect example of what you get when you combine electrifying rhythms, fierce vocals, and Tom & Collins’ inimitable dose of talent and energy.
“I recently took an online personality test that told me I was an extravert, and that’s crazy to me, but I guess growth is real and maybe I’m not the same vulnerability fearing dude I was when I wrote this song. This song exists ’cause love can be very real and very complicated at the same time, and this collaboration exists because Charlotte’s my favorite and making this record together was as uncomplicated as anything ever,” says JP.
“The Crossing” New from Alt-Folk Singer-Songwriter Brian Larney
Brian Larney is an alternative folk-rock singer-songwriter with an honest and thoughtful style that has been described as “quirky, earnest, and vulnerable.” It’s a sound as rooted in the pop music writers of the mid-1960’s as the contemporary artists that he is often compared to, ie. Jason Isbell and The Decemberists.
“The Crossing” is Larney’s first single release since his 2017 album “America Needs The Town Hall,” a starkly beautiful song that tackles some dark social issues. One can’t help but wonder if the enigmatic songwriter isn’t dealing with some personal demons of his own: “I wrote the song at a point in my life where I was dealing with some heavy emotional issues-a lot of personal pain. Writing it helped me to cross into a new emotional place.”
multi-platinum singer/songwriter gnash gives fans another preview of his forthcoming debut album, with new song “dear insecurity.” the song features australian singer/songwriter ben abraham, best known for his recent work on kesha’s grammy-nominated single, “praying.” “dear insecurity” is available at all digital retailers and streaming partners now.
“dear insecurity is a song about embracing your flaws & loving who you are. we talk about mental health, but nobody really talks about what it’s like to grow through it, so i hope this song helps start that conversation for anybody going through what i dealt with. if we feel together, then we’ll feel better.”
Elle King Unveils Lead Single/Video “Shame” from Forthcoming 2nd Studio Album Today
“Shame” is the first track from her forthcoming second studio album to be released via RCA Records. Elle co-wrote “Shame” with Tim Pagnotta who produced the single. More details about the album and what was an emotionally challenging, but artistically productive period of her life, will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Debut track from Rebel Kleff (Loyle Carner’s producer) – out now
Loyle Carner’s producer and right-hand man Rebel Kleff has today released his debut single ‘Pencil Pushing’, featuring UK lyricists MANIK MC and Natty Wylah. Premiering via Complex, ‘Pencil Pushing’ is out now and is the first in a string of releases from an upcoming mixtape featuring some of the best underground UK talent.
The album dances through Tiphanie’s journey of becoming a woman following a painful breakup, where she shares intimate experiences of love, loss, infidelity, addiction, and self doubt. More than this, “Under My Sun” is about growth, self discovery, and maintaining a positive outlook throughout life’s tribulations. “I wrote a lot of this music with some anger, some sadness, some self questioning, but music puts me at peace and that’s is what I want to give to the ones who listen to this album. If you want to make your life warm and happy, you can. You are your own “sun,” Tiphanie said.
Justin Kauflin’s forthcoming album Coming Home Produced By Quincy Jones and Derrick Hodge
Home is where you hang your hat, or so the old adage goes. For Justin Kauflin, critically acclaimed and accomplished jazz pianist and composer, the last few years home has been many places. Originally from Virginia, Kauflin’s touring schedule, has taken him across the nation and abroad expanding and growing the idea of home. Kauflin lost his sight when he was 11 years old, but his travels are still a visual experience. Through the sounds and feelings of a city or space, he can see vibrant and captivating scenes of moving psychedelic colors. On the forthcoming album, Kauflin invites others to experience the world from his perspective as he sonically paints the homes he has found throughout his global travels.
Coming Home will be Kauflin’s third release, and second with the tastemaker imprint Qwest Records. With this release he ventures into new sonic territory bringing in more modern influences of synths, electric guitar and bass. Kauflin said, “I’ve always loved music that had a good groove to it, whether it was swing or funk. With Corey Fonville’s help, we got into all sorts of great feeling grooves that I can’t wait to share.”
NO1-NOAH has been building traction over the past year since being signed to Columbia Records. He’s dropped several tracks and garnered over 2 million SoundCloud listens and counting on standout tracks “Stuck on stupid” and “Facetime for 30”. He also recently performed at a sold out show at Baby’s All Right in NYC.
“Using colors was a strategic way of perfectly describing and heightening the emotions that are channeled in my music, says NO1-NOAH. “It’s more about a vibe and my music being felt.”
On December 7, 2017, Fetty Luciano, the younger brother of Rowdy Rebel, became a free man after serving more than three years of prison time for conspiracy charges. During his incarceration, the 23-year-old, born Remy Marshall, decided to leave behind his dreams of playing basketball to become a rapper. Just 24 hours after he got out of jail, Fetty went straight to the studio to record songs. As the first member out from GS9, he is determined to carry the torch for the crew and reinvigorate the excitement for The 9’s return.
Co-produced by Oliver Hill and Steve Wall (both of whom worked with the group on their 2016 LP Neptune), Pretty Colors For Your Actions finds the duo of Tall Heights exploring a range of musical influences and emotions. The 11-track album is underpinned by the duo’s signature melodies, layered and shaped with live instrumentation and contemporary production to create the sonic universe that is Pretty Colors For Your Actions. The songs range from hard-hitting ballads (“House on Fire” & “Not Like It Was”) to hook-laden, synth-heavy numbers (“Oslo” & “White Frost”) to sprawling jams (“Over Now”) and philosophical trips (“Roanoke”). A foundational song for the album, lead single “The Deep End” is both buoyant and upbeat, yet clouded by a feeling of darkness, a conflict of emotions further explored in “Midnight Oil,” from which the album’s title is taken.
Avonlea Releases Cars and Boys via Atlantic Records
Today, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Avonlea has revealed her mesmerizing new single “Cars and Boys” with accompanying music video — off her forthcoming self-penned project 10 2 17 (Art Club/Atlantic). The song and video exclusively premiered with Nylon who praised the track saying, “‘Cars and Boys'” is armed with a sweeping chorus that’s almost Lana Del Rey-esque in its dramaticism…filled with poignant lines that are beautifully morose in their simplicity.” In true Avonlea fashion, the video is deeply raw and honest, showcasing the singer at her most vulnerable state.
LOREN GRAY’S NEW SINGLE, “MY STORY” OUT TODAY!
Loren recorded “My Story” at AlphaDog Studio Complex in London with producer Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue). She wrote the track with Blair Dreelan, Sky Adams, Felecity Birt and Danny Shah.
A Los Angeles-based social media superstar who has more than 13 million Instagram followers, Loren grew up near Philadelphia, where she began playing piano as a child. At age 13, she took a daring first step toward realizing her lifelong musical dreams by belting out a stunning Vance Joy cover onstage at a meet-and-greet tour event.