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Born Days Premieres “Where We Live” via WEEK IN POP & Music Video via VENTS Mag

“Following up the 2017 release Be True — Chicago based artist Born Days presents the debut of the title track “Where We Live” from the upcoming EP. Arriving October 4 via Rain Heart Records, Melissa Harris sharpens the electro aesthetic to create a sense of futuristic abode woven into ambient and electric environments. The concept of home in the contemporary age is coupled with ideas of modern dystopia and the Guy Debord subject of the simulation contribute to the artifice and mood of a song that feels like it could be featured in the latest cinematic adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story.”

Brooklyn artist Kat Lee (Tiny Gun) shares debut solo single “Isn’t Up To Me”

Otherwise found fronting the Brooklyn rock band Tiny Gun, on the EP, Lee conversely performs a batch of songs in their stripped-down and raw forms, adding to the embedded intimacy of their composition.

Future Haunts share new single ‘Fall In Line’, showcasing at BIGSOUND

Brisbane’s Future Haunts drop anthemic new single ‘Fall In Line’, premiering via Wickedd Childd this week. A sonic punch-back against “draconian lockout laws”, the track arrives ahead of the Future Haunts’ BIGSOUND performances next month.

Self-recorded at Plutonium Studios and mixed by Miro Mackie (St. Vincent, DZ Deathrays, Hatchie), in Ben Speight’s words, “‘Fall In Line’ was written around the time lockout laws were being introduced in Sydney and Brisbane. The live music community in Brisbane has worked extremely hard to develop one of the best places to go and engage with artists, and there really was a lot of uncertainty what consequences this would have on live music and the broader nightlife scene.

Listen to AM RERUNS ‘Self-titled’ Album – Out 9th August

“Melbourne trio AM Reruns have channelled a healthy dose of mod guitar, classic pop riffs and more into their 10-track debut LP” The Music

Melbourne modernist trio AM Reruns announce their debut self-titled LP, due 9 August and on vinyl from 23 August. Conceived by guitar player and singer Andy Campbell, AM Reruns’ 10 tracks of mod guitar music marry classic pop intros to the hyper-compressed structures of Red Bird 7″s: each song is brief, thrilling, noisy and vital. The result is an idiosyncratic take on ’70s LA punk rock with a sliver of Northern England drama.

New Album From Melbourne Rapper Dstnce

Unearthing his deepest and darkest thoughts, Dstnce’s EP is influenced by television shows ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Black Mirror’. The EP features artists’ such as DJ Paypercuttz, Goretex and Aye One. Dstnce’s eerie underground EP will have listeners questioning the world as we see it, proposing what life would be like if Melbourne was under the control of an authoritarian regime in the future.

88rising’s AUGUST 08 releases HAPPY ENDINGS* EP | Out Now via Red Bull Records/88rising

A follow-up to his 2018 debut EP release “Father”, AUGUST 08 continues to exhibit exceptional songwriting and production on the Happy Endings* EP. From the first song “Spiral” featuring Wynne, AUGUST 08 offers a master class on how to write lyrics around complex issues like depression and drug addiction into a radio-friendly rhythmic track. On the lead track “Good Girls”, AUGUST 08 teams up with longtime collaborator Duckwrth to convey a story of complicated love. Pairing swooning vocals from AUGUST 08 and a fiery verse from Duckwrth, listeners are fully immersed in the good girl / bad boy saga. Two prior singles, “Simple Pleasures” featuring Goldlink and “Blood on My Hands” featuring Smino are added to the EP as fan favorites. Lastly, tracks “Civilized” and “Swim” are a continuation in lyricism showcasing the renegade spirit and anti-culture approach to his artistry.

After Premiering in Clash, Indie Pop Duo Other Nature Return with ‘Beautiful Machine’

Having received support from CLASH, Spindle and performed at Isle of White Festival, indie-pop duo Other Nature make their return with 80’s infused, electro-pop anthem ‘Beautiful Machine’. Drawing on their shared love of Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode and a heavy dose of R&B and Hip Hop synthesizers, Other Nature deliver us their unique retro sound.


Originally released on August 29th1994, Definitely Maybe was the fastest-ever selling debut album in the UK at the time, and marked the point when Oasis became a cultural phenomenon. The album went seven times platinum in the UK while selling over five million copies worldwide. The four singles – “Supersonic”, “Shakermaker”, “Live Forever” and “Cigarettes And Alcohol” are established classics while songs that were never released outside of the album’s confines such as “Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” and “Slide Away” also remain anthems and radio staples known to every generation of music fan.

London’s Pelicandy share soaring new effort ‘You and Me Baby’ and announce debut EP ‘Underlove’

“Off-kilter sleaze that makes them sound like weird pop rather than straight-up chart filler” – Noisey

“Contagious synth pop brilliance” – The Line Of Best Fit

Big Freedia and Low Cut Connie Announce “Azz Across America” Tour

Today, Big Freedia and Low Cut Connie come together to announce the “Azz Across America” tour presented by Ben & Jerry’s, a collaboration of New Orleans bounce and South Philadelphia rock and roll. The once in a lifetime concert experience will feature Low Cut Connie supporting the Queen of Bounce as well as collaborations between the artists. The tour will kick off on Thursday, October 24 in Atlanta, GA and will make stops from coast to coast. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 9.

Low Cut Connie & Big Freedia Come Together For “Azz Across America” Tour

Ashley Pezzotti – “We’ve Only Just Begun”

Vocalist, Ashley Pezzotti’s first straight-ahead jazz album “We’ve Only Just Begun” features an array of original compositions inspired by the Great American Songbook. Her compositions are unique stories that draw from her own personal experiences, and those of people dear to her. Ashley also showcases her superb ability to tell a story through some of the great jazz standards featured on the album.

The album consists a world class band featuring Emmet Cohen on piano, Alex Weitz on tenor saxophone, Bob Bruya on bass, and Kyle Poole on drums.

PIZZAGIRL chases showbiz on new single ‘ball’s gonna keep on rollin’ | announces album track-listing, UK/EU tour

Never one to rest on his laurels, Pizzagirl pulls no punches on action packed new single ‘ball’s gonna keep on rollin”. The second cut taken from debut album ‘first timer’ (track-listing below!), out October 11thvia Heist or Hit (Her’s, Baywaves, Honey Moon), it details the journey of a showbiz wannabe, from wide-eyed, humble origins to jaded, washed-up superstar. Slowly sonically evolving, analogous to the titular ball, the track is brim-full of drama. Dripping in neon light, it’s one to get the blood pumping – an homage to 80s montage staples.

Press Club share in-the-studio video for new track New Year’s Eve

Press Club are sharing another new track from their forthcoming second album, Wasted Energy, set for release next week on Hassle Records. On a record on which the band turns the dial towards more of their punk influences, New Year’s Eve is as raw and ferocious as Press Club get. Being that the band very much sees themselves as a live entity, in this video they decamp to the studio and show us exactly what goes on when they get a new track down. As singer Natalie Foster put is; “We wanted to open a window into our time in the studio and how we go about recording a tune. This is us putting New Year’s Eve from our upcoming album Wasted Energy to wax.​”

Tchami drops fresh track ‘Rainforest’

French dance music polymath and future house pioneer Tchami unleashes brand new single “Rainforest”, with accompanying official video available worldwide on 8th August on his very own CONFESSION imprint.

An accomplished beat craftsman who writes across the full dance spectrum, Tchami harnesses a sophisticated and emotive range of sonics, utilised with precision and grace, for a unique fusion of future house euphoria.

Hootie & the Blowfish Announce “Imperfect Circle” Set for November 1 Release

As a summer of sold-out shows celebrated by fans and critics alike nears its celebratory three-night U.S. finale in Columbia, S.C., the band Billboard praises as “back and better than ever” will continue the excitement into the fall with today’s announcement of Imperfect Circle, the first new album from Hootie & the Blowfish in nearly 15 years.

Tommy Womack’s new single, “We’ll Get Through This Too,” out now on Need To Know Records.

“People ain’t writing protest songs, least none I’ve heard,” muses Tommy Womack. “I worship a head of lettuce name Jerome, and he told me, ‘give people some HOPE!” So, I wrote the “Eve of Destruction” for our time, but it’s optimistic, not indignant. Look, the title is “We’ll Get Through This Too.” And we will. ‘We got through the Civil War, Vietnam, and Rocky IV, we got through World War II and ‘We’ll get through this too!’ I went into Lancio’s place and we knocked it out as a single, Need to Know Records came calling, wanting to put it out, and there you go. I’d really like for people to hear this one. I’ve written some amusing ditties over time, but this time I wrote something IMPORTANT… By God!”

HELLO COSMOS – Reveal Psychedelic Video For ‘Frequency Fields’ – Watch

A master of visual cut and paste, VidsInvader’s artistic approach sees him scan the library of the internet for creative clips that match the energy, lyrics, style and journey to the music. In what is VidsInvader’s sixth collaboration with Hello Cosmos, the ‘Frequency Fields’ video takes the viewer through a psychedelic wormhole of seamlessly woven animations and sensory overloading FX.


Prior to its September 2018 release, Past Lives received an exclusive Billboard “First Listen” that declared, “the new LP finds the Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-bred trio diving full-on into their debut’s electronic underbelly. Fortunately, the euphoric hooks haven’t gone anywhere and they’ve done a convincing job of using guitar, drums, and samples to capture the heartbeat and veneer of modern EDM-pop with their familiar rock band set-up.”

Young Dolph & Key Glock Shine in Close-Up, Share “Dum & Dummer” Video

Pioneering a new model of consistency and independent success in hip-hop, Young Dolph and Key Glock love nothing more than to bask in the rewards of their hard work. Today, the two Memphis natives share “Dum & Dummer,” their new video. The clip gives fans a close look at the pair’s unparalleled ice collection, as the camera highlights each piece mentioned in the song lyrics: “Drop the top on that bitch just to make sure they see me (Yeah, yeah)/Blue diamonds all in my Cartiers while I’m reading.” “Dum & Dummer” is the third video from Dum & Dummer, the Paper Route EMPIRE duo’s new joint album, following the Next Friday-alluding “Baby Joker” (11 million YouTube views) and the Hollywood-set “Ill” (6.6 million views)

German Music Duo BUNT. Release “Lucky Day” (With BEGINNERS)

Hailing from Stuttgart, Germany, BUNT. is comprised of longtime friends Nico Crispin and Levi Wijk. The multi-instrumentalists have garnered over 50 million worldwide streams to date and have been praised by Rolling Stone as one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know.”

Angelica Garcia Shares “Karma The Knife” Video & Confirms Debut London Show At The Lexington

Garcia — who has toured with and supported acts like Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, Natalie Prass, and Violent Femmes — sings about and pulls inspiration from her experience growing up in the predominantly immigrant Latinx communities of Southern California. “Karma The Knife” and “It Don’t Hinder Me,” her first singles for Spacebomb Records produced by Eddie Pendergast, showcase Garcia in her creative element, and herald the arrival of a bold and buoyant new voice in music.

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Cautious Clay debuts John Mayer collab “Swim Home” from “13 Reasons Why” Season 3

“I wrote this song with John Mayer seven months ago after meeting for the first time,” says Cautious. “I had just started getting into collaborating with other people and truly had never experienced a more natural creative flow while making this song.”

Amanda Palmer shares new video; world tour continues

Amanda Palmer has shared the official music video for “Drowning In The Sound,” which is lifted from her recently released album There Will Be No Intermission, her first solo record in seven years. The track addresses everything from climate change and the #MeToo movement to fake news, the internet and the American government; a reflection on the turbulent times we’re currently living through.

Walrus (Tinariwen, Besnard Lakes) | Share New Video & Single

The new track finds the band drawing on their garage-rock tinged sonics, working in a vein akin to the likes of Demob Happy, Oh Sees and various Fuzz Club alumni, whilst frontman – one half of the band’s brother duo – Justin Murphy soars with his Revolver-era Lennon vocals. It’s thrilling a ride packed with billowing guitars and doom-laden riffs, all the while visually tipping hat to the band’s affinity for wrestling and knack for a tongue-in-cheek clip.