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“Hollywood” is a beautiful and melodic autobiographical insight into the growing pains felt during the transition between youth and adulthood.

“Hollywood” which was released on July 11th, 2019 is already streaming extremely well for a new alt. group (reaching approx. 130k streams). “Hollywood” has also been added to curated Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday (United States, Canada, Global and AU//NZ), New Noise and Fierce Femmes.

Yorkshire’s Unlikely Ensemble Beat The ‘Balancing Act’ With EP Release

Self-confessed ‘daft Yorkshiremen’, Rocketsmith are the feel-good rock-pop band you’ve been waiting for. Collectively they are consummate performers both live and in the studio but strip away the rock n roll and you’ll find Andy is an egg farmer, Hank is a painter and decorator, Anth is a tiler and Matt is an electrical engineer. It is their down-to-earth nature which helps to endear them so much to their existing fanbase, one which is set to explode with the release of Balancing Act, their EP which is being supported by live dates right up until Christmas.

Jax Jones Drops Video For His Latest Single ‘Harder’ Featuring Bebe Rexha

Jax Jones today releases the official video for his latest single ‘Harder’ with Bebe Rexha. The highly stylized video, produced by famed director Sophie Muller (Beyonce, Kylie Minogue, Coldplay, Pink) is a fun, nostalgic nod to a classic movie scene and cleverly brings the lyrics to life as part of a comical and captivating storyline.

Comethazine Becomes a Supervillain in the “FIND HIM!” Video

With a devious grin and a talent for violent witticisms, Comethazine was born to be the bad guy. Today, Comethazine shares “FIND HIM!,” a stylish and pure-evil new music video. A sinister slapper driven by reverbed electric keys, “FIND HIM!” proves that nobody who crosses Comethazine could ever escape his grasp: “Look for his ass ’til we find him/Spotted him runnin’, just shot from behind him.” Set in a dingy and dark version of New York City, the “FIND HIM!” video shows the rapper embracing his inner supervillain, wreaking havoc around the city with his hooded henchmen. A highlight from Bawskee 3.5, Comethazine’s recently released debut album, “FIND HIM!” can be found on Spotify’s Rap Caviar playlist.

Spinning Coin Announce New 7″ & Share “Visions At The Stars” Video

Glasgow’s Spinning Coin are back with their first new music since their debut album Permo was released in 2017. The quartet will release a new 7″ single “Visions At The Stars” on August 30th via The Pastels’ Domino imprint Geographic Music. Today, they share the music video for A-side “Visions At The Stars”, filmed by the band in Berlin.

Delena Shares Visual for Raw, Female Pop Energy New Single ‘One Night’

“Empowering and full of attitude, singer-songwriter Delena’s new single is an absolute anthem” – Official Charts UK
“Precisely the pop song we all need, at this precise moment in human existence’ – Popjustice
“A powerful anthem of self-confidence. Elevated by Delena’s flawless vocal delivery” – Wonderland Magazine

Sleater-Kinney Share “Can I Go On”

“Can I Go On” pulls the listener in with its upbeat, hooky guitar riffs and catchy chorus, but delivers a contrastingly pained message of existential despair; “Sell our rage, buy and trade, but we still cry for free every day…… maybe I’m not sure I wanna go on at all.” Carrie Brownstein (guitar/vocals) explains, “In this song, a woman’s desire is used against her, so she turns it into a sinister infectiousness. The narrator finds herself on the brink of self-annihilation, grappling with the paradox of an internal darkness at odds with the pressure to outwardly perform modes of joy, relatability, and likability.” SiriusXMU exclusively world premiered “Can I Go On” earlier today ahead of its wide release, giving fans an early preview of the band’s latest offering.

Alice Boman Signs to PIAS

Sweden’s Alice Boman has signed to Play It Again Sam and today releases her first single for her new label home, “This Is Where It Ends.” The haunting and delicate track—which is the first taste of new music since her May 2018 single “Heartbeat”—was produced by Patrik Berger, who is known for producing hits for the likes of Robyn (“Dancing On My Own”), Charli XCX (“Boom Clap”), Carly Rae Jepsen (Dedicated), and Santigold (99 Cents), among others, along with Fabian Prynn (D.D Dumb). “This Is Where It Ends” arrives alongside a lyric video that was directed, edited, and filmed by Boman on Super 8. Watch now at YouTube HERE.


“There’s a theory that important places of power like Stonehenge or the Pyramids of Giza are connected by invisible lines,” shares singer/guitarist Zach Grace. “As a parallel, I needed to find my own anchor points for belief and purpose. I realized you can build those roads yourself. Friends, family, and the band are my anchors. The music comes out of the ley lines.”

R&B Artist Ricco Barrino Releases New Single “BABY”

R&B recording artist Ricco Barrino is originally from Highpoint, North Carolina and is an amazing songwriter. He has been featured on several songs with high profile artists and is now pushing his single “Baby” which is currently available on all digital streaming platforms. The video has recently been released and can be found on YouTube.

Alexina forgets her ex in relatable as hell break-up anthem, “London”

Today, Alexina releases a new track and visual titled “London”. The song is a painfully relatable post-breakup anthem about ending a relationship with someone and being reminded of them in every spot you frequented together. While ceremoniously burning photographs of past lovers is a common emotional release for many, Alexina takes it to a new level in “London.” In the music video, she is seen driving around the streets of London, re-tracing her steps and visiting old jaunts as she tries to forget the scenes of a broken relationship.

Lolo Zouaï “Summers In Vegas” video

Lolo Zouaï announces her UK and EU High Highs to Low Lows Tour, a 15-city run where she will be returning to Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, London, and more. Following the release of her debut album High Highs to Low Lows, Lolo is also sharing a new emotive and personal, self-directed visual for album track “Summers In Vegas.” The song speaks on Lolo’s childhoods spent in Vegas where her father had a pizza restaurant. The hazy and nostalgic video feeds directly into the lyrical content, seeing Lolo driving back to Vegas and exploring her childhood memories of Sin City.

GURT unleash hellraising new track “Weed it and Weep”

UK sludge merchants GURT unleash the goods with the third excerpt off their upcoming new album ‘Bongs of Praise’, landing this September 6th on When Planets Collide. The band also announced their UK summer shows.

GURT Premiere “Weed it and Weep” from Bongs of Praise