New music from Liza Owen – Polite

Amassing over 7 million Spotify streams to date, British-Cambodian soul-pop powerhouse Liza Owen returns with the release of her brand-new single ‘Polite.’

Rising talent, Liza’s ‘Polite’ embodies the beautiful original material that has garnered her plaudits worldwide, fusing rich layers of raw melancholic emotion, and crisp percussive elements. Allowing these sounds to mingle, Liza has constructed something that is both furiously innovative and unrelentingly confident. Her refreshing sound undeniably puts the listener in the front seat, striking them note after note with a voice that demonstrates both vulnerability and strength in her poetic and lyrical abilities.

New Release – ORKID “Wasted” Acoustic Version

ORKID, aka Matilda Melin from Sweden’s far north, continues to soar, release after release. Her fragile yet commanding vocals entrust listeners with unfiltered emotion.

ORKID shares, “‘Wasted’ is about hiding behind the comfort of your excuses. Maybe you dare to say ordo things with another you’re attracted to, when you know you really shouldn’t go there. No matter how strong the chemistry, sometimes that’s just not enough… the rush is much more fun than the reality.”

Deplicant’s Robotic Journey Through Sound Lifts Off With 14/40

Influenced by the neon jungles of films like Blade Runner and the dystopian alienation of Cyber Punk, Deplicant sets out to transport the listener to the furthest edges of the musical universe with passing nods to techno and dark ambient sounds but with far more in his arsenal to comfortably pigeonhole. Grasping the torch lit by other IDM pioneers, Deplicant’s debut track offers a kaleidoscopic vision of our past, present and future.

Radiant Children Release Debut TRYIN’ EP

The London based band burst onto the scene earlier this year following the release of their debut single “Life’s A Bitch” accompanied by a Matthew Castellanos visual (Tyler The Creator, Steve Lacy) which premiered on The FADER. The band quickly garnered momentum with their infectious melodies and captivating lyrics which captured the attention of the likes of MTV, Hunger and Clash Magazine as well as writer/actor/director Issa Rae who included “Life’s A Bitch” in the opening episode of HBO show “Insecure”.

New > YARDIE: The Original Soundtrack > Directed By Idris Elba > Out Today + Skip Marley Acoustic Video

August 31st sees the release of YARDIE, the directorial debut from Idris Elba (OBE), one of Britain’s greatest actors. Produced and distributed by STUDIOCANAL, and based on the 1992 book by Victor Headley, the film is released nationwide in cinemas across the UK – watch the trailer here.

Set in 1970’s Kingston, Jamaica and 1980’s Hackney, London – Island Records UK will release the Original Soundtrack, spanning music across two decades including reggae legends Dennis Brown, Yellow Man and Black Uhuru, plus a special bonus track by Skip Marley, a cover of the Bob Marley classic ‘Johnny Was’. Released on CD, digital and vinyl on 24th August, the album is available for pre-order now.

NOTD featuring Tove Styrke new single ‘Been There Done That’

Having amassed nearly 200 million global streams on their previous track ‘I Wanna Know’, Swedish duo NOTD continue their meteoric rise through the music landscape. Delivering new track ‘Been There Done That’ featuring Tove Styrke, set for release on Friday 24th August, the production follows the success of ‘I Wanna Know’, with the duo now certified Platinum in Sweden, Canada, Australia, and Norway.

CLOVES Releases New Track “Hit Me Hard”

CLOVES shares her latest track, “Hit Me Hard,” from her forthcoming, full-length debut album, One Big Nothing, out on September 28 via Interscope Records. The infectious new song, a highlight of her live set, features driving arrangements and shimmering layers of her “honey-dipped vocals” (Idolator). Consequence of Sound premiered the track yesterday and said, “ ‘Hit Me Hard’ bops in on chugging bass lines that get elevated as resolute piano chords pound underneath. It all gets launched skyward on a rush of guitars as the chorus hits and CLOVES sings of a soured relationship she knows is no longer worth it”. Her signature poignant lyrics, evident in all of her songwriting, perfectly capture the frustration surrounding a relationship gone wrong and the urgency for truth-seeking.

CLOVES shares the Origins of her new single “Hit Me Hard”: Stream


The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce its 2018-2019 season. Filled with outstanding classical performances, top-notch comedians, Sarasota premieres, returning crowd-favorites, and a Broadway lineup like never before, the 2018-2019 season has something for everyone and is set to be the best one yet!

Mary Bensel, Executive Director of the Van Wezel, shares her excitement about the upcoming season: “I’m thrilled to be expanding our Broadway footprint this year with three full weeks of Disney’s mega musical hit The Lion King and a week of Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s On Your Feet!. Complementing our biggest Broadway season ever are some of Broadway’s brightest stars: Bernadette Peters off her triumphant turn on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, Alan Cumming, Lea Salonga, Linda Eder. I am really excited to be presenting Stephen Stills and Judy Collins together and can’t wait to experience the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting his final tour de force American tour.”

Superb new soulful Steven Page track ‘Looking For The Light’ from new album out 14th Sept

Steven Page asks a lot of questions but he doesn’t like giving answers. He’d rather have the conversation in the song. And on Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II, it’s one hell of a conversation.

Recorded at Fresh Baked Woods Studios just outside of Toronto and Vancouver’s Doghouse of Thunder Studio, with long time live bands Odds, The Original Six, and with the help of frequent collaborator Craig Northey, Discipline is Page’s fifth solo album and the spiritual follow-up to 2016’s Heal Thyself, Pt. I: Instinct. Musically the album funnels Page’s love of 70s/80s radio-ready soul and R&B through the heady pop prism of David Byrne and Kevin Rowland with some 80s weirdness thrown in. Lyrically it will stop at nothing to knock you on your ass.

BoomBox Announces New Album Western Voodoo

BoomBox has announced their new full-length record, Western Voodoo is set to release October 19th with single, “Selling Fun” releasing August 24th. “Western Voodoo may be the most musically diverse album the band has ever released,” front man Zion Godchaux explains; “There are only a few rules. It should be heavy groove. It should make you want to move.” BoomBox is widely known for their energetic live shows, and this record is a true testament to just that. In support of their upcoming release, BoomBox will embark on a 40-city US tour starting in early 2019, dates will be announced early this fall.

Global Hitmaker OMI and Acclaimed DJ and Producer Felix Jaehn Release Feel-Good Music Video for New Single “Masterpiece”

Today, Jamaican artist OMI and German platinum-selling DJ and producer Felix Jaehn release their new music video for record “Masterpiece,” first announced via Billboard here.

As mentioned, this is OMI and Felix’s first collaboration since topping the charts in over 50 countries with Felix’s 2015 remix of OMI’s smash hit “Cheerleader,” which spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Since its release Friday, “Masterpiece” has been added to 30 NMF’s on Spotify and featured on over 150 playlists and has been featured on Apple Music’s Best of the Week in over 40 countries!

Houses Announces New EP ‘Drugstore Heaven’ Out Sept. 28th on Downtown Records

Houses — the band of prolific LA-based songwriter/producer Dexter Tortoriello — today announced his new EP Drugstore Heaven will be released September 28th, 2018 via Downtown Records. Lead single “Fast Talk,” featuring backing vocals of longtime member Megan Messina, is out today worldwide. “Fast Talk” unfolds in hazy rhythms formed from chopped-up breakbeats and live percussion from timpani, glockenspiel, and a couple bottles of antidepressant medication. “That song is meant to be a memorial for a group of friends I had back in my late teens,” explains Tortoriello, adding, “Thematically it’s almost like a ballet where you keep driving around the same blocks, and people start disappearing from the car because they’re going to jail or dying.” The Drugstore Heaven EP is now available for pre-order.


Soul music is many things to Ben Pirani: It’s positive and it’s hopeful. It’s a soundtrack for struggle, which is where soul music came from in the first place. That the struggle has been happening largely in the black community is not lost on Pirani, who is white — it’s something he thinks about a lot. “I feel really strongly that soul music is precious and must be treated with care and respect,” he says. “Anything less is colonizing the funk.” That brings us to another crucial point: real soul can’t be faked — it’s an expression of self that is so much more than mimicry of the sounds that have come before. “It’s called soul music,” Pirani says. “You’re supposed to sing from your heart and your soul and not your record collection.”

Introducing Lights On Moscow

The pair were living near one another in Newcastle when the songs took shape. However, the creative journey they shared began years before, where the duo originally performed the songs during a trip to New York. In the intermittent years, neither were in the right head space to release the music. Only now, years later do they feel comfortable sharing their music with the world.

NOTD featuring Tove Styrke new single ‘Been There Done That’

Having amassed nearly 200 million global streams on their previous track ‘I Wanna Know’, Swedish duo NOTD continue their meteoric rise through the music landscape. Delivering new track ‘Been There Done That’ featuring Tove Styrke, set for release on Friday 24th August, the production follows the success of ‘I Wanna Know’, with the duo now certified Platinum in Sweden, Canada, Australia, and Norway.

Mr Twin Sister announce singles 12″ // Share new single “Power of Two” on MTS RADIO

After growing up together on Long Island, Mr Twin Sister formed in 2008 under the name Twin Sister, releasing two EPs – Vampires with Dreaming Kids in 2008, and Color Your Life in 2010 – to significant critical acclaim. The band signed to Domino Records for their debut LP In Heaven (2011), and in 2012 their song “Meet the Frownies” was sampled by Kendrick Lamar and Dr Dre on “The Recipe”. In 2013 lead singer Andrea Estella was cast in the Veronica Mars movie, with two songs by the band featured on the soundtrack. Having left Domino and changed their name to Mr Twin Sister, the band self-released Mr Twin Sister in 2014, recognized as one of the best albums of the year by Pitchfork, Gorilla vs Bear, New York Magazine, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and many others.

Illuminine ft. Hannah Corinne – new Single & Video!

Flemish composer Kevin Imbrechts, the artist at the helm of Illuminine, deftly blends neo-classical with post-rock influences. “Dying Flame” is the next release of the new album “#3” following the first track release of “Dear, Utopia”. The album was mixed by Birgir Jón Birgisson (Björk, Sigur Rós, Sólstafir) at Sigur Ròs studio Sundlaugin (Damien Rice, Jon Hopkins, Of Monsters And Men, Sóley and many more). Previous work of Illuminine has attracted comparisons to Nils Frahm, Bon Iver and Ólafur Arnalds.

Independent Artist Paulina Jayne Lands Major Sponsorship with Ford Motor Company

Independent artist and songwriter Paulina Jayne and Girl King Co., LLC, a Nashville-based management firm, has received a huge nod from one of the world’s premier automakers, Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company Fund provided Paulina with a monetary sponsorship and has selected her and her team as spokespeople to promote its nonprofit Ford Driving Skills for Life (FDSFL) program. The selection followed a thorough vetting process, not only of the artist, both professionally and personally, but also of the principals of Girl King Co. comprised of Paulina Jayne, Tess Davies and Stevie Palmer. Public service announcements and videos for the Ford program will be created by Paulina Jayne featuring safety tips on the road as she tours in one of her Ford automobiles, a 15 passenger Ford Transit Van which accommodates her band.


The six-track project formally opens up her world—underscored by what’s become a signature hybrid of pop ambition, hip-hop gusto, R&B swagger, and alternative mystique.

She introduces DONT PANIC! with the simmering single “The Only One.” Driven by an unpredictable beat and island-kissed reggae grooves, her rap-style cadence builds towards an infectious and irresistible chant.

Space-surfers Japanese Television share ‘Country Joe’

Newcomers Japanese Television have today shared brand new track ‘Country Joe’, taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP. The track was recorded in a “studio” outside of Peterborough (i.e a village hall armed with an 8-track) with Kristian Bell of The Wytches at the helm. The EP is out on 7th September via revered underground label Tip Top Recordings (Cassels, Sun Cop).

Calvin Johnson Shares “Like You Do” Video Via Billboard

The new Calvin Johnson album A Wonderful Beast [KLP269] is an experiment in sound. Calvin entered the Audio Eagle Studio in Nashville, TN. using the premise “Rock’n’roll Will Never Die” as a starting point. Working closely with Producer Patrick Carney and Chief Engineer Marc Whitmore, the team tested the resiliency of such time honored materials as the electric guitar, modular synthesizer and trap drum kit, combining them in various ratios with musical elements like chords A, C and Dm. The results are the Frankenstein’s monster of an album, A Wonderful Beast.

David Nail and The Well Ravens Release Rock-Tinged New Song “Come Back Around”; 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 his “rock-tinged” new song “Come Back Around” which debuted on People Magazine.


There has been no shortage of praise for the group from their overseas trek, with Sedgemoor FM’s Dave Englefield declaring, “The Shadowboxers are going to be massive… They are going to be the biggest band of the world in the next 18 months” and BBC’s Richie Anderson proclaiming that “these guys are going to be huge! They are going to take over the UK with their fabulous music…”

NIGHT CLUB Releases Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album, ‘Scary World’

Following their extremely successful US and European tour run with COMBICHRIST and WEDNESDAY 13, Los Angeles based electronic duo NIGHT CLUB has released their hotly anticipated second full length album, Scary World.

$uicideboy$ share new song “Meet Mr. Niceguy”; debut album out 9/7

Though their catalogue is vast, the release of I Want To Die in New Orleans (G59 Records / Caroline) on September 7th will be the debut studio album for the New Orleans rap duo $uicideboy$. Today, $lick and Ruby Da Cherry share the new track “Meet Mr. Niceguy”, showing a versatility in their growing sound and lyricism. The single builds on their signature and genre-expanding sound, Revolver calling it “reminiscent of Marilyn Manson” while XXL names them “one of the fastest growing acts in hip-hop right now”. Listen to the track below and catch them on tour next month – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans all sold out in less than a day.

BLACK HEART SAINTS Release Official Music Video for “Alive”

Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for the title track off of their 2017 released LP, Alive, which features a live performance of the foursome live.

“This video was shot during our performance opening for Steel Panther in Austin, Texas. It captures some of the intimate moments that you normally don’t see: loading in, setting up, etc. – all of the hard work that it takes to bring about a killer rock show.” – Black Heart Saints

Bleeker return with new single ‘James Dean’

Toronto-based trio Bleeker have returned with their latest single, ‘James Dean’ from their forthcoming EP, Problems, due out this Autumn. The music video was directed by Jeff Scheven (TV On The Radio, Givenchy, Diamond Rings).

Produced by Dave “Sluggo” Katz (Katy Perry, Neon Trees) and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Phoenix), ‘James Dean’ sees Bleeker in a state of growth, showcased by amplifying alternative anthems with stadium-sized spirit. Powered by airy synths and a sweeping refrain, “I just want to be like James Dean, runnin’ wild, young and free”, the song’s rebellious energy mirrors the titular subject.

Nightly Release New Song “S.T.A.Y.” August 24th On Interscope Records

Nashville based alt-pop band Nightly (Jonathan Capeci and Joey Baretta) release a brand-new song, “S.T.A.Y.” today, August 24th on Interscope Records. The acronym in the title of the feel-good upbeat track stands for “still think about you” and was written by Jonathan Capeci, Joseph Beretta, Keith Varon, McKay Stevens and produced by Keith Varon. “S.T.A.Y.” is available now at all digital retailers.


“Alright” Music Video Has Over 5 Million Views


Badboy Business is the new single from UK heavyweight DJ & producer Shy FX featuring the vocal talents of Kate Stewart and dancehall artist Mr Williamz. It serves as the second track to drop from his forthcoming Ruggamuffin SoundTape and is the perfect follow-up to his summer anthem and BBC Radio 1 Record of the Week ‘Call Me’ ft Maverick Sabre.

Introspective Swedish songwriter Helga reflects on the state of the environment

Hailing from the forests of Dalarna, Sweden, Helga writes music from the confines of her cabin. Living in the wilderness with just her guitar for company has given her songwriting a unique sense of introspection.