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Color Palette Release Synth Pop Delight “Marrakech To Bombay”

‘Marrakech to Bombay’, the new single from Color Palette, is a dream-inspired escapist song that’ll transport you to a psychedelic discotheque somewhere in outer space. The band will release their 2nd full-length album later this year.

Leading Musical Artists, Songwriters and Music Industry Executives Form Music Artists Coalition

Some of the music industry’s most influential artists, songwriters and artist representatives announced today the formation of the MUSIC ARTISTS COALITION – a music creator’s coalition with the mandate to advocate for and protect artists’ rights. The group has set a clear mission to speak for artists, performers and songwriters — first, foremost, only – and without compromise.

Led by Irving Azoff, Coran Capshaw, John Silva, the initial Board for the organization will include artists such as Don Henley, Dave Matthews, Shane McAnally, Maren Morris, Anderson.Paak, Meghan Trainor and Verdine White. The Board will also include Jordan Bromley, Jim Cicconi, Kristen Foster, Susan Genco, Elliot Groffman and Ali Harnell. Other artists and songwriters who are committed to advocacy will be asked to join the Music Artists Coalition (MAC).

New Music From YUNGBLUD “Hope For The Underrated Youth” Out Now Via Locomotion / Geffen Records

YUNGBLUD is known for voicing what he feels are major concerns for his generation, using his music to unite and empower the youth of today. New single “Hope For The Underrated Youth” is no exception and explores the idea of his generation being misunderstood and underestimated. Of the track, YUNGBLUD said: “The world right now tells us fall in line, it tells us what you’re allowed to care about, think about, even to the point what air you should fucking breathe. Things are changing drastically, a lot of the time not for the better and it’s hard to watch. I meet so many young people every day and the one common denominator I find is the constant fire to defy apathy and the optimism to do anything in your power to fight for a better, more equal world. This song is about freedom of speech. This song is about freedom of expression. This song is about the forward thinking, racism hating, LGBTQ+, liberal “sinners” that we all are. I see that there is hope for this “underrated youth” and I believe the future looks bright because we are in it.”

French Stoner/Grunge/Punk rock duo The Chainsaw Motel premiered new music video “Lovecrush”

A few months after the official release of their EP ‘Bad Trip & Endless Roads’ and while they’re are currently working or their debut album, French stoner/grunge/punk rockers The Chainsaw Motel just premiered a brand new official music video for the single “Lovecush” available right now on YouTube.

New video: The Modern Strangers release hypnotic visual for new single ‘Visions’

Speaking about the video, frontman Max Davenport says, “We filmed the video at the beginning of July in a dance studio in London. Thomas Ashton (who is our drummer, Will’s cousin) kindly offered to choreograph a dance routine to the song. We’d seen some videos of his previous work and knew he’d be able to create something amazing for it. He bought in two other incredible dancers, Jasmine and Frankie who we can’t thank enough for coming and being a part of the video.

Watch > Brother May (Micachu, Kwes, Tirzah) shares Akinola Davies-directed video for “In For The Kill”

“As a genre defying artist, I wanted the song to convey the extent of my versatility as an artist. “In for the Kill” exhibits my experimental skills, the song displays the use of abstract sounds and the free lyrical context in my music. The song pronounces to the listener the importance of never being afraid to shine because “riches they live in me”… and whatever you do in life, go in for the kill and do it from the heart.”

J RICK Debut Mixtape No Retreat No Surrender (ft. OCTAVIAN, OBONGJAYAR, RIMON) This Sept 13th

In the past twelve months, J Rick’s pervasive, intoxicating productions have become instrumental in sound-tracking the sound of London. His expansive production work with friends and fellow Essie-gang affiliates Octavian, L3 and Michael Phantom have come to define British rap this year, meanwhile recent solo releases ‘Short’ and ‘Gone’ hint at a richer and more diverse sonic palette. Nowhere is that more evident than debut mixtape No Retreat, No Surrender.

Young Braves release dystopian blast of anthemic indie passion ‘1984’

Young Braves are an alternative indie-pop band from the West Midlands. After support slots with bands like The Amazons and The Sherlocks, the band have been busy working on new material in hope of making a big splash in the coming months. Their previous single ‘Sleep It Off’ was playlisted by BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson and was featured on Spotify’s official Hot New Bands playlist.

London alt-rockers Honey Lung return with ferocious new cut ‘Nothing’

London alt-rockers Honey Lung return with ferocious new cut Nothing, coined during a hazy writing session at frontman Jamie Batten’s house listening to psych icons The Jesus and Mary Chain, and packed with an intense barrel of energy that’s come to be expected from the rising quartet.

Russian Baths unveil “Tracks” via Stereogum | Debut LP on the way

Russian Baths further detail, “If a friend takes something very personal, very private from you, do you forgive them? If you see someone’s worst self, how do you react? Would you choose yourself to be yourself? Is self respect something you feel because you’re good or does self-respect make you good?”

Cellist Maya Beiser confronts climate change in new “Water” video at Apple Music

Maya Beiser’s new solo album delugEON, is set for an August 30th release date on her brand new imprint Islandia Music Records and follows up to 2016’s TranceClassical, where collaborated with the likes of Michael Gordon, Imogen Heap, Glenn Kotche, Lou Reed, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Mohammed Fairouz, and David T. Little. For delugEON, the album concept began with arctic icebergs and the dark rhythms created by the sound of their near-continuous melting. As she listened to these sounds, Maya imagined the layers of her singing cello, being permeated by the sounds of a vanishing natural world. It’s a timely treatise, really — elegiac but not hopeless.

Gabriel and the Apocalypse – “pointTHREE”

Hailing from the colorful and music inspired streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gabriel and the Apocalypse return with their new music video, “pointTHREE.” The song comes from the latest album from the band, entitled Alpha Bionic, which was released in April via Pavement Entertainment.