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Jesca Hoop / Filmatics “Red White and Black” Official Video

As the production banner of director Elia Petridis, Filmatics is known for exceptional work on music videos and films, including “The Man Who Shook The Hand Of Vincent Fernandez” starring a posthumous performance by Ernest Borgnine, June Squibb, and Barry Corbin. The collaborative relationship between Hoop and Petridis has resulted in five music videos together, each one bringing powerful stories to life with each offering. From stop motion ghost stories, Hitchockian dreamscapes, to whimsical do-it-yourself musicals, the videos explore different cinematic genres with each song.

Sonic Night Music Artist PERFECT DEFECT Debuts New Music Video “Treat Your Man”

Hard rock band PERFECT DEFECT has released a new music video for “Treat Your Man”. Their self-titled debut was released via Sonic Night Music Club and is in stores now.

New Southern Hard Rock band PERFECT DEFECT’s debut reflects a deep trip through a vinyl album collection of both laidback and down and dirty tracks. The band combines unequal parts hard rock, blues, and country to create something new yet familiar.

New Visuals from King Leez

King Leez joins forces with Blockrepp Shad and Jay P Bangz (best known for his frequent collaborations with Mozzy,) in his new visuals for “Talk to Em.” Leez tries reasoning before applying pressure in his latest release, where he stays true to his West Coast style set over an underground mob beat.

Automatic release ‘Calling It’

Automatic is Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals). The band first met while immersed in L.A.’s DIY music scene and started jamming together in 2017. Once they started playing out, word quickly spread about their explosive live shows. Over the past year they have become a mainstay on the L.A. club circuit.

Syn Cole & Dakota drop video for single ‘Lights Go Down’

Estonian DJ and producer Syn Cole has drops seductive new video for single ‘Lights Go Down’ featuring Dakota.

Placing the track’s vocalist Dakota at centre stage, the video sees her in a pool, reflecting on the more sensual side of a relationship, resonating with the tracks lyrics. Honing in on Syn’s signature sound, ‘Lights Go Down’ revisits synthy pop chords, balancing EDM with electro cuts, whilst Dakota steals the attention toward her sultry smooth vocals to create a calming efficacy of a track.

BABYBIRD – new single ‘No Cameras’, new album ‘Photosynthesis’ and UK tour in November

Arriving just months after the critically acclaimed ‘Happy Stupid Nothing’ compilation, ‘Photosynthesis’ is something very different. Although many people weren’t aware he was even still making music, throughout this decade Stephen Jones has been quietly building himself a reputation as one of the music world’s most prolific artists. Here are ten tracks, all self-recorded in recent years.


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Indie.Arie “Steady Love” Video – Over 1M views in 1 week

Le Module releases warped love song ‘Lovers In Twos’

Le Module (London-based electronic artist Joe Robbins) demonstrates his vocal and multi-instrumental prowess in the tentative ‘Lovers In Twos’, following the hypnotic single ‘I’ve Lost Centre’ from his debut ‘EP1’ via Molten Keys.

Lights Out West – ‘Cactus’ Single

Cactus is the first single release from Lights Out West. The three piece from Geelong and Bambra, Victoria Australia, have shared in the dust and doggedness of rock and are now ready to roll again.

Camelphat & Jake Bugg – Be Someone

Camelphat have unveiled their latest single ‘Be Someone’ featuring multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jake Bugg. The track was premiered by Annie Mac as her ‘Hottest Record in the World’ and looks set to be another smash for the Grammy nominated DJ/production duo.

BARZIN unveils beautifully moving Songs:Ohia re-interpretation from new EP out 7th June

Toronto singer / songwriter Barzin has released four full-length studio albums. His past work has won acclaim from NPR Music “Song of The Day”, Salon.com, Stereogum, Uncut, Exclaim! and more. Notes To An Absent Lover was selected by Mojo Magazine as their “Americana Album of The Month” and To Live Alone In That Long Summer was featured on Rollingstone.com and had its premiere stream on the NY Times website.

2019’s Best Cities for Gamers – WalletHub Study

With the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 drawing large crowds June 11-13 and the gaming industry bringing in over $130 billion per year globally, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Cities for Gamers as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the best places to be a serious gamer, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 23 key indicators of gamer-friendliness. The data ranges from average internet speed to video-game stores per capita to number of esports tournaments.

X Ambassadors share ‘Hold You Down’ video celebrating brotherhood

Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors release a new song from their forthcoming album ORION. ‘HOLD YOU DOWN’ was produced by Ricky Reed and is available at all digital retailers.

It follows the release of ‘BOOM’ and ‘HEY CHILD’, all of which will be featured on the band’s new album out June 14th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Fans who pre-order ORION will receive all three songs instantly.