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“Lightning” is a classic down-tempo reggae love song with a modern update. With a sparse rhythm section featuring a live Hammond organ and rhythm guitar, joined later by live steel guitar, horns, and synthesizers, which build to a passionate crescendo. A love song for the ages, Mortimer sings his way straight into hearts with his romantic, heart-felt lyrics.


Amit Drops Debut Single “Forward” — Official Lyric Video Hits 360K Views in 1 Week

Emerging singer and songwriter Amit celebrates the launch of her debut single “Forward,” which dropped today across all music platforms. “Forward” is the first of six new songs that the Israeli- born songstress will release over the coming months leading into the release of her debut EP scheduled for this fall. For “Forward,” Amit enlisted the help of breakout DJ/producer DANEON (MAX, Marc Anthony, Will Smith, Bad Bunny) to contribute to the track.


One of Australia’s most impressive and beloved pop exports, Amy Shark is coming home for an intimate Australian regional tour in October and November. Fresh off her national tour earlier this year, which sold over 30,000 tickets and saw Amy performing at some of the country’s largest venues, she will now be bringing her critically acclaimed debut album Love Monster and faves from her EP Night Thinker to regional fans all across the country. The tour will kick off at NEX in Newcastle on October 3, and will then move through Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Lake Kawana, Darwin, Wodonga, and Geelong, and wrapping up in Hobart at the renowned Odeon Theatre on November 8. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 13 August at 9am local time.

Powerful New Track from Anam Cara

Anam Cara is an independent artist, currently studying at New York University. Attending Catholic schools and growing up in choir theater played a role in molding her current sound and topical pursuits. The 20-year-old songstress also takes inspiration from Pink Floyd’s psych leanings, as well as soul singers like Winehouse, Donny Hathaway, and William Blake.

Automatic release 7″ single: ‘Calling It’ / ‘Mind Your Own Business’ (Delta 5 cover)

Today, LA post-punk trio Automatic releases the limited-edition vinyl for their lead single “Calling It” via Stones Throw Records. The 7″ pressing also features a cover of Delta 5’s “Mind Your Own Business,” which is also now available on all streaming services. The single, taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album Signal, captures the restlessness of feeling adrift and wanting to start over, encapsulating the deeply-rooted angst that informs the album’s songwriting.

The Darkness release new single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’

The Darkness have released their brand new single ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’, accompanied by a brilliantly entertaining video. It’s the first taste of their jaw-droppingly ambitious new album Easter Is Cancelled, out on October 4th through Cooking Vinyl.

From chiming, acoustic beginnings, ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ explodes into an epic five-minute masterpiece. It features some of Justin Hawkins’ finest lyrics to date alongside monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, while also featuring some beautifully delicate touches from the band.

Rat Boy Releases Official Video for Latest Single ‘Truth Of The Youth’

RAT BOY is an artist with a passion for doing things his way. After accelerating to attention with his Top 15 debut album ‘SCUM’, the 23-year-old took a leftfield turn by teaming up with his hero Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Transplants) to create the punk ‘n’ beats mayhem of the ‘INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN’ mixtape.

Nikita Bassi releases alluring video for debut single ‘Satin’

Nikita Bassi has released the video for her enchanting debut single ‘Satin’. The video premiered with Flaunt Magazine who said, “The video perfectly complements the charming, nostalgic song, integrating imagery of flowers, dancers and, of course, satin.”

Production Superstar KC Porter Announces First Commercial Solo Album ‘Cruzanderos’

Over the past two decades, KC Porter has emerged as one of the most creative and commercially successful figures in Latin popular music. As a Grammy-winning producer and songwriter, he’s collaborated with artists such as Selena, Ricky Martin, Luis Miguel, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Ozomatli, Ana Gabriel and Maná, just to name a few. But with the upcoming release of the album Cruzanderos (due out September 20 via Altafonte Music) Porter is ushering in an important and exciting new chapter of his already astonishing career: that of a solo artist in his own right.

All The Feels // New Video for Lxanda “Swimming Pools”

Youth & Self-Worth has never felt so urgent as it does in Lxandra’s reflective pop masterpiece, Swimming Pools, which gets handfuls of additional magic in a brand new video below. It’s a spirited, 3 minutes feel-good pop masterpiece that is impossible to not feel uplifted from.


“The South Carolina native pairs his distinct vocals with bold, gritty guitars and a thick, stomping rhythm. From the creative lyrics to the dramatic single art, Dixon paints a memorable picture that blurs the lines between blues and Southern rock.” -The Shotgun Seat

Drew Dixon has shared the stage with Grammy-nominated rock act Kaleo, Corey Smith, country stars Chase Rice, Brett Young, LanCo, Mitchell Tenpenny, Jon Langston, Halfway to Hazard, and Ryan Hurd. Following his debut European tour in September, he will return to the States to open for southern-rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd and Gov’t Mule. With so many high profile names knocking at his door for him to perform with them, it is clear that the South Carolina born rising star is a talent to keep a close eye on.

Prepare for a Caffeinated Ride with Them Fantasies

Prepare for a caffeinated ride when you listen to Them Fantasies’ debut album, Caffeine Queen. An intricate blend of alternative rock, caffeine, desire, and vice, this technical-yet-rowdy album distills the amusingly rude energy of nine carefully produced tracks by a band that draws from a variety of influences like the Strokes, Thundercat and STRFKR. House/EDM producer Nick Smith of SMLE/Rocket League fame captured the band’s Alternative/Indie Rock essence, and together they’ve crafted it into a very polished and dynamic work of art.

Painter & Poet Have a New Single Out – New Single: ‘Kiss Me Like (George Clooney)’

Painter & Poet aren’t your typical indie darlings. They are currently producing songs that could contend with some of billboards hottest rock bands. Listen to their latest single to know what this buzz is about and stay connected to catch their upcoming songs.

‘Kiss Me Like (George Clooney)’ is one of these songs with a perfect Islander-meets-pop feel. It has guitar tones taking you back to the 70’s and smooth sultry vocals that seem timeless. The smooth melodies caress you while you dream about the love of your life making a Hollywood level move. You know the feeling you get when you watch a classic movie and the climatic kissing scene is finally given and you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? It’s like that.