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BISON MACHINE: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Debuts New Track From Michigan Fuzz Rock Unit; Seas Of Titan Full-Length To See Release Via Small Stone

Heavy Blog Is Heavy is currently streaming “Electric Eliminator” from Michigan fuzz rock unit BISON MACHINE. The riff-raging track comes courtesy of the band’s impending Seas Of Titan full-length, set for release this fall via Small Stone.

Comments the band, “‘Electric Eliminator’ is sort of a reimagining of The Warriors in space while borrowing some of the movie’s alliteration. The whole album has some recurring themes, not necessarily a concept album, but definitely carrying a cohesiveness between tracks and some similar characters. We were trying to render a sonic picture akin to Robert McCall’s painted visions of the future through an eye from the past.”

New single from R&B pop singer/songwriter Roman Rouge Entitled ‘Nobody’

Roman Rouge is a R&B pop singer/songwriter from El Paso, Texas. Born with music running through his veins, the musician was exposed to the industry from a young age and never looked back. Despite various struggles which he faced throughout his childhood, including his single mother trying to make ends meet, Roman took every obstacle in his stride, ultimately building his character and making him who he is today. Through every failure came strength and eventually the hardships paid off.


“a strong beat [topped] off with CXLOE’s hauntingly beautiful voice…you’ve got the recipe for the anthem of your sad girl summer” – L’Officiel USA

i-D liken Tony Njoku to Olafur Eliasson

On ‘RAPTURE’, Tony’s elastic falsetto and indomitable, celestial pop combine proving again why he is such a standout name right now. Flitting between jittery, experimental synths and borderline hymnal refrain; the track is a voyage through Tony’s mind, contemplating another version of reality and providing a refreshing perspective on what it means to be alive.

The band Thunder celebrate 30 years with greatest hits release

Celebrating thirty years of music, Thunder will release a 28 track album entitled simply ‘The Greatest Hits’ on 27 September 2019 through BMG. Featuring tracks from each of their 12 studio albums, it is the first ever collection to actually be sanctioned by the band, but also compiled by Thunder themselves. The tracks chosen for ‘The Greatest Hits’ shows perfectly the arc of evolution that the band has travelled over three decades, developing, challenging themselves and always moving on: without ever losing the core elements that make them special. ‘The Greatest Hits’ will be released in four formats: 2CD, expanded 3CD [featuring a live session recorded and streamed at the Planet Rock studio on 18 Jan 2019], 3LP and Digital. CD1 & CD2 are both closed by Thunder covers of classic songs.

Pat Guadagno – “That Summer Night”

Tour Dates:
August 25 – Fiddlers Elbow Country Club – Peapack NJ
September 1 – Tim McLoones Supper Club – Asbury Park NJ
September 10 – Cadillac Lounge – Toronto, Canada
October 16 – Downtown Street Festival – Freehold NJ
October 25 – Count Basie Theatre – Red bank NJ
November 3 – Bacon Fest – Easton PA
November 8 – Brooks Theatre – Oceanside CA
December 18 – Count Basie Theatre w/ Darlene Love – Red Bank NJ

AYLØ ‘DNT’ DLT’ mixtape (out now with Apple’s Platoon)

With early support from V Magazine and Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, AYLØ’s ‘DNT’ DLT’ project comes on the back of the success of its lead single ‘Paris’ and ‘Sassy’, which have been supported by The FADER, Complex, Beats 1, TMRW Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Earmilk, Revolt TV, and Respect Magazine, among others.

The Y Axes share new video for “Moon” w/ interview in Audiofemme | New LP out now

The video premiered along with an interview in Audiofemme who detailed, “The Y Axes latest album No Waves addresses anxiety – both personal and existential – with humor, nostalgic synths, and the kind of emo spirit any ’90s kid can respect.”


Single “Pretty Face” by Jah Cure

Jah Cure’s new studio album “Royal Soldier” will be available worldwide Friday August 30th on all digital and streaming platforms. Spread the word.


The video, which stars Sheeran, Dave and Paulo Londra, was shot in London and directed by the team behind online music platform SBTV; the same outlet who shot Sheeran’s first-ever online session of ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ back in 2010. ‘Nothing on You’ is taken from Ed’s worldwide #1 album, ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’, which spent its first 2 weeks atop the Billboard Top 200, while the project’s lead single “I Don’t Care (with Justin Bieber)” holds the #1 spot at Pop Radio.

New single from RIDE

Shiva and the Hazards are excited to announce the release of their new single, ANGKOR WAT, which will be followed by their tour support for legendary shoe-gaze band, RIDE, on their first visit to Australia and New Zealand in 27 years, as well as 90s Brit Pop hit-makers, CAST.

Produced by Matt Redlich (Holy Holy, Husky) and mastered by Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys), ANGKOR WAT is the Melbourne / London band’s first follow up since their debut EP, Future Cult Classics, released only last year.


Electronic masters Nadisko have today announced their iridescent new single Take Me Away, a track made to be spun in the summer (or to heat up the winter months!) out August 9. The group, consisting of Alex Hopkins and Blake Wood, have also released a stunning lyric video to accompany Take Me Away.

Louis the Child Release New Single “Too Close” Ft. Wrabel | Duo Announces “Here for Now” Fall North American Headline Tour

Chicago-bred production duo Louis the Child have shared an unstoppably dynamic new single, “Too Close” ft. Wrabel. Released via Interscope Records, “Too Close” is available now through all digital retailers.


Katy Perry returns with her second single of 2019, “Small Talk.” The sparkling track is a poignant acknowledgement of the emotional distance that develops after a break-up, with Katy observing, “We had conversations about forever now it’s about the weather okay/I just can’t believe/We went from strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime.”

New Music from Jamie N Commons “Fever Dreams” EP Out Now On KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

British singer/songwriter Jamie N Commons releases his Fever Dreams EP today, August 9, on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Commons has released a steady stream of music over the last several months including “Paper Dreams,” “Start Again”, “Won’t Let Go” and most recently “Heartbreak.” Along with new song “Something That You Know” these five tracks make up Fever Dreams EP. Fever Dreams EP is available now at all digital retailers.

Gav Brown – “Road Less Travelled”

Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, world-traveling singer-songwriter Gav Brown has now released his second studio album: Road Less Travelled

Road Less Travelled follows the successful release of Gav’s debut album, Sound Circus, which was released in November 2018 and enjoyed success in the Play MPE charts for 12 weeks, reaching #1 in Australian, Rock, Triple A, and Adult Contemporary charts.

Molly Hammar releases new single ‘Show Me’ with Kim Cesarion

Molly Hammar, the Swedish chart-topping RnB sensation hailing from Stockholm, has teamed up with fellow artist Kim Cesarion to release their stunning co-written duet ‘Show Me’ on August 9th via Cosmos Music. Produced by Pontus Persson, ‘Show Me’ is the third single from Molly’s forthcoming EP to be released autumn 2019 and follows hit singles ‘No Place Like Me’ featuring Big Narstie and ‘WORDS’.

WATCH – Rising UK Rapper, Kirby Forest Shares Official Video For LoFi- Hop Hop Single ‘To A Tee’

21-year-old, emerging U.K. rapper Kirby Forest shares infectious, lofi-hip hop single ‘To A Tee’, out today via Amuse Record Label. Forest is set to release his anticipated second EP this August 2019.

Back with another short but sweet offering – new track ‘To A Tee’ emanates Kirby’s effortless, nonchalant confidence as he lays his distinctive vocal and lyrical flow over a bold, punchy trap production. Kirby explains: “The track is like my energy towards any doubters, when you’re on a journey you’re always going to get people that support and people that doubt. All you can do is focus on yourself and keep going, so I just took some of that energy whilst free styling and recording and it came out like that! We did references in my home studio then went to a London studio to finish it up.”

Stylo G jumps on remix duties for Weslee’s latest single ‘London Love’

Deploying an infectious dancehall vibe, Stylo G combines his own vocals with that of Emma’s to offer an undeniably fresh take on the original. It’s the second remix release of ‘London Love’ after internationally renowned DJ and producer Ben Pearce delivered a dancefloor-focused version last month.