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“I started the song when I found out my partner had cancer. I was on tour and felt like I was trying to send positive energy his way almost telepathically. Whenever I would come home in between shows I wanted to be his sunshine – his summer when he was feeling dark. His hope when he was feeling hopeless,” shares Danielle Haim.

Haim Return With Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed ‘Summer Girl’ Video

heartland punk Dylan Disaster’s new single “Milestone” is a musical panic attack

After years of playing in punk rock bands around the country, frontman Dylan Disaster found mental clarity when he began working solo. The Austin-based musician brings his own brand to the singer/songwriter genre with intelligent, stripped-down songs that still drive the energy and presence of a punk band. Today, you can watch the music video for his new single “Milestone” from the upcoming album Remission, due August 31st.

Introducing Short Pier and the new single “Carry You Safe”

Citing influences such as Tom Petty, Noel Gallagher, The Eagles, Pearl Jam and The Counting Crows “The song is a wish list of all the things that I want but there’s also a promise in the song – as much as I want these things in the future, I’m still going to keep the person safe and carry them strong. The song is expansive in its imagery which I always try and get across in my songs.”

Bodywash Share “With Heat” Video/Track | Debut LP ‘Comforter’ Out 8/30 On Luminelle Recordings

“…dream-pop sound with elegant results…There are endless layers to unpick, where synths collide with guitars and Rosie Long Decter and Chris Steward’s vocals perfectly balance and counteract each other to ensure that you get completely lost in the magic of it all.” – The Line of Best Fit


Vance has today been announced as featured vocalist on the new single by EDM superstar ILLENIUM. The single, ‘Blood’, drops this Friday on Astralwerks and is taken from ILLENIUM’s new album ‘Ascend’, which follows on August 16.


“Holding The Gun symbolizes loyalty and an everlasting type of love,” says Sabrina. “I wanted to make sure that showing violence was not a factor within the visual as violence, conceptually, isn’t what the song is about. The blood & insinuation of crime represents the lengths one would go when so deeply in love.”

NEW RELEASE: CASA X Releases A Live Sounding Hip Hop Track As The Third Single From Upcoming Album ‘100FACES’

Building the anticipation with another release from his upcoming album, Sydney rapper CASA X once again shows off his lyrical versatility and melodious hip-hop hooks in the title track ‘100 Faces’.

Written after performing at a festival for a wild crowd of over 100 faces, the track is about the cognitive dissonance felt after being worshipped and loved on stage, to becoming another face in the crowd once finishing a set.


“Bored, Broke, and Beautiful” is an infectious anthemic summer song, by singer/songwriter, Kit Major and the multi-talented Producer and DJ, h2the, based in Los Angeles.

Their encounter is as millennial as the drop in the single, having connected on Instagram via a shared affection for vapor-wave imagery and 80s synths mixed with future sounds and aesthetics.

This song was written after Kit Major was selling and donating old clothes with one of her best friends. No secondhand shop wanted their stuff and her friend sighed under her breath saying, “I’m first class on the inside”.

Paper Idol Shares “Feel Real Pretty” Track On Grimy Goods | Track Out Now On All DSPs

“A thumping, danceable electronic track that takes the best of Paper Idol’s nu-disco fascinations, “Feeling Real Pretty” combines all manner of electronica from spiraling synth-beats to 80s video-game-esque sonics.” – Grimy Goods

Premiere: Paper Idol shares new bass-thumper with “Feel Real Pretty”

TINY CASTLE return with heartfelt sad banger ‘COMPOSURE’

A blast from the past, but an explosion into the future, Tiny Castle’s latest heartfelt release ‘Composure’ is a welcome return for the Brisbane rockers.

Certainly a change of pace since their energetic last single ‘World’, ‘Composure’ opts for a more downtempo, romantic, and reflective tone. Driven by the four-piece’s signature synth streams, and glittering guitar finishes, the divergent track builds effortlessly from a sincere ballad into a roaring guitar finish.

The Montreals reveal even more vibrancy with new single, ‘Lilac, I Think’ from forthcoming EP, ‘Horror Movies’

Continuously proving themselves as one of Adelaide’s premier indie-pop exports, The Montreals have doubled-down on the fun and careening melodies with new single, ‘Lilac, I Think’. Navigating themes of conflict and personal resolution, the band uses their usual bright musical disposition in putting otherwise darker material at the core of their songwriting. A step forward in the band’s creative evolution, ‘Lilac, I Think’ launches The Montreals into exciting new territory as a band.

PREMIERE: The Montreals’ ‘Lilac, I Think’ Takes Us Back To 2000’s Indie-Pop

SHEARE Shares “Nightmare Baby” Single, Playing Echo Park Rising On 8/16

“I wanted to make a song that sounded like if the Cure was asked to score a John Hughes movie that took place in 2019. It’s purposely cheeky lyrically speaking, and thematically it’s about moment of realization that you’ve just romanticized a person and the actuality is they are nothing like what you had projected. They’re kind of a nightmare.” – SHEARE

half•alive release new track and video for “ok ok?”

“ok ok?”, along with previously released tracks “Pure Gold”, “RUNAWAY” and “still feel.” will be featured on their debut album Now, Not Yet which will be released August 9th 2019 via RCA Records.

“Feel You Leaving” Music Video From Canadian Alt-Country Artist Elyse Saunders

Canadian alt-country recording artist Elyse Saunders is celebrating this week’s release of the official music video for her newest single, “Feel You Leaving”.

Award-winning director Edward Platero –who has worked with other artists like Runaway Angel, Lisa Nicole, and Carly Thomas – helmed the video.

Theo Bard seethes with sincerity on unnervingly experimental ‘Forget’

After first introducing himself to us with his beautifully composed debut EP ‘You Give’ in 2015, Theo Bard has spent the intervening years pushing his music further into electronic realms than ever before. Inspired by a new generation of songwriters augmenting their music with electronic sounds, he has developed a unique voice as both producer and songwriter and has returned to reveal his new brand of dark, experimental pop.

Gabriele Baldocci Unleashes Masterpiece

The celebrated pianist, Gabriele Baldocci has gone where few dare to tread. He has not only released an album of some of Queen’s biggest hits (and, for the fans, some of their most beloved deep cuts) but has approached the tracks in a way only a true fan could, deconstructing them to their very essence and creating works of art which will thrill Queen fans, classical aficionados and indeed anyone with a passion for music. With a live premiere at The Stables, Milton Keynes, on October 13th, Sheer Piano Attack is the perfect encapsulation of Gabriele’s astonishing skill on the piano, his remarkable arrangements and, of course, Queen’s legacy of staggering songs.

Press Club share video for “Thinking About You”

Press Club are today sharing the striking video for their latest single Thinking About You, taken from their forthcoming second album Wasted Energy. On the track, amongst the climactic clatter of the band giving it everything, is singer Natalie Foster recounting her experience with a stalker. The song embodies a freak’s tongue, cooing unbridled down the phone line; abrupt, uninvited, and out of the blue.