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HARRY HEART drops gritty smooth-tongued new indie-rock single ‘Work It Out’

On the song Harry says: “I was listening to so much Otis Redding for a while there, I wanted to hear my take on Soul. That tempo’s a great platform for lyrics. The track talks about the strains of balancing ambitions with good relationships, trying to stay sane and keep problems at bay.”

October Drift share video for new single ‘Losing My Touch’

With expansive and solitary shots echoing the track’s immersive aural landscape, the video paints an evocative visual representation of introspection, despair and hope with surreal half-light accentuating its subtle intensity, and was directed and filmed by the band.

Dirty Heads – ‘Super Moon’ Out Today via Five Seven Records

The 10-track album sweeps you away into a world of chill vibes and a nostalgic reggae influence with an alternative rock sound and feel. The Dirty Heads signature sound is all over this feature release, yet one of their timeless and most accessible music yet. In celebration, the band reveals their new video for the melodic song “Fear and Love,” written about the irony that both are connected instead of opposites.

New Video From Chloe Foy

Taking influence from the likes of Lucy Rose, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten, and the mercurial and bewitching Aldous Harding, this new single “Without You” is an astute and sophisticated examination of the evolving nature of grief, and how it feels to experience the loss of someone to depression. Thoughtfully arranged and elegantly expressed, “Without You” unfolds into something beautiful – all lilting melodies and chiming guitars. It’s accompanying video has a real super-8 film quality to it – a great companion to the song:


Three musicians with a taste for ambition” – Clash

“Wildwood Kin arrive…. fully formed and primed for the mainstream.” – The Guardian

New Music // Boy In Space & unheard – “Cold”

The track is filled with cinematic lyrics and lush vocals as it explores a couple on thin ice and the difficulties of moving on from a relationship that never had a chance to truly begin. Through Boy In Space, artist Robin Lundbäck shines as he shares his life experiences and ponders truth, love and complicated adolescence.

Alison Wonderland Unveils ‘Time’

Internationally famed DJ and producer Alison Wonderland has delivered her brand new single ‘TIME’, set for release this Friday 9th August via Virgin EMI.

SUICIDAL ANGELS – “Years Of Aggression” Out Now / New Video Online

The new album from Greek thrash metal tank SUICIDAL ANGELS, “Years Of Aggression,” is out now worldwide.

NEW SINGLE – Award Winning Songwriter RuthAnne Releases Neo-Soul, R&B Track ‘Unrequited’, Out Today

“After more than a decade writing hits for pop superstars, the Dublin-born artist is stepping into the spotlight.” OFFICIAL CHARTS

“Stirring, powerful pop music, her brooding, soulful vocal has a plaintive, fragile edge.” CLASH MAGAZINE


”Veli’’ brings together influences from deathcore, nu-metal, and traditional Finnish music to create a heavy-hitting yet catchy metalcore tune. Exploring the relationship between man and nature the song takes the listener on a ride through face-melting riffs, mesmerizing rhythms and choir-like Finnish ”joiku” singing. “Veli” is the first of a trilogy of songs that ATLAS will release in 2019. The music video is also a part of a bigger concept continuing the story of 2018 release “Pareidolia”. You can catch ATLAS on stage at this years Euroblast Festival in Cologne, Germany at the end of September.

Theophilus London drops official video for soulful new single ‘Pretty’

The irresistibly smooth track sees Brooklyn-based Isiah taking on an infectious hook while Theophilus effortlessly raps over soulful production, including a guitar line from the multi-talented Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange. With a nod to the recent hip-hop and country music crossover explosion, the track’s official video sees Theophilus serenading the many women in his life whilst decked out in stereotypical cowboy attire. The latest in a run of single releases from the highly- anticipated Bebey, the release of ‘Pretty’ suggests that the twelve-track album is just around the corner.

Manu Delago (Björk, Olafur Arnalds) shares an abrupt awakening; new single ‘Zeitgeber’

World renowned handpan player and composer Manu Delago returns with a brand-new album, which comes hot off the heels of his acclaimed awe-inspiring short film and album project, Parasol Peak – the transfixing Circadian. The album, which is set for release on 13th September via One Little Indian Records (home to Delago’s musical peer Björk), takes the listener through the cycle of sleep stages, emulating REM, light sleep, deep sleep and an abrupt awakening; Zeitgeber – the final track on the album, which the musician shares with us today.

Xul Zolar Release ‘Nightfalls’ Single + German Tour

Cologne based indie four-piece Xul Zolar share the ‘Nightfalls’ single from their forthcoming EP – to be released on August 9th via Asmara Records, a label co-founded by the band and their management.

New Music This Week – Pete Yorn, Ra Ra Riot, Elvis, and More

New Releases for August 09, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Elle Winter Shares Catchy New Single “Cave In”

“Cave In” continues the 20-year-old’s critically acclaimed collaboration with renowned production duo The Orphanage–who have penned and produced massive hits for the likes of Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Lizzo, and The Chainsmokers–and follows Elle’s debut singles “Sick of You” and “Do You,” which have led outlets like Billboard, Nylon, and MTV to rave about the rising star’s vocal and songwriting prowess.

Elle explained the deeper message behind her new single to Atwood Magazine who exclusively premiered the track yesterday: “I’d say ‘Cave In’ is one of my most intimate and personal songs and not to mention one of my favorites. It’s important for me to have it on the EP because the broader message of the song is that everything happens for a reason. Sometimes what we want at the moment isn’t actually good for us in the long run and it’s hard to see that when we are living in that situation.”


“If you’ve logged onto Twitter or swiped through your Instagram at any point this summer, you’ve definitely seen a post declaring it’s a hot girl summer. The now-ubiquitous phrase, a call to live your most confident and unapologetic life, was coined in the early months of the season by Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion” – TIME MAGAZINE

Gethen Jenkins is “Whiskey Bound” in New Music Video

With 100% writing credit on the song, Jenkins describes “Whiskey Bound” as being a deeply personal track on the album, stating “This song is my anthem as far as what I’ve been through and who I am as a person,” Gethen shares of the song, “I wrote this song when I was in a pretty dark place. It’s about moving on from a failed relationship to being my own person and being true to who I am and moving into a positive light.”

Pablo Nouvelle shares first single of forthcoming ‘Wood & Concrete EP’: ‘Curiosity’

Drawing listeners in with its calm approach and cinematic soundscape before letting the experimental beats out of their cage, Pablo Nouvelle’s new instrumental appeals to every music lover’s fondness of discovery. Making fans leave their comfort zone in favor of something out of the box and standout, ‘Curiosity’ is the precursor of inventiveness and innovation, as displayed in this exemplary single.

Tragic Hero Records Signs VALLEYS + Debuts New Single       

Tragic Hero Records is proud to welcome North Carolina based VALLEYS to their roster. After overcoming emotional chaos and tragedy when they lost their vocalist (Mikey Clement) in a fatal car accident in 2016, they regrouped and began writing music which helped them to endure that tough time. The result of their efforts led to a newfound perseverance and culminated to what will become their most explosive release to date, Fearless. The first single,”Bunkatsu” (which in Japanese means “split” or “division”) is an introduction to an album brimming with socio-cultural, political themes: and expresses the band’s disdain for the conflicts and separation found in today’s society.