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Indyamarie Drops Her Epic New Single, Love Me!

Find out how Drake discovered the young starlet, life after dating Chris Brown, and her upcoming music with rapper Trippie Redd and Diplo!

Indyamarie’s new single, Love Me, is a Hollywood tale of falling for a bad boy who doesn’t love the way one deserves to be loved. The song is about empowering people to love themselves and to rise above relationships that are unhealthy. Indy’s beautiful voice is reminiscent to that of famed pop star, Halsey and her iconic face to a young Lisa Bonet.

Soaware and their video “Voltures”

“SOAWARE is our self-titled album and is a journey of 11 songs through humans’ crazy minds. A mix of electronic and rock, dark atmosphere, acoustic instruments, electric guitar, large ambient, synth and sampler. We are not goth; we are not grunge,; we are not metal, but probably we are all of them.

Harp Samuels combines neo-folk and gothic synth pop on new EP

Over the last two months we’ve been sharing new music from Melbourne based singer-songwriter Harp Samuels. Even There is a radical departure from the mystic folk style that helped establish the singer. The new EP is an electronic concept EP that sees Samuels exploring 80’s drum sounds and dense synths to maximum effect, creating lush, gothic expanses hitherto unexplored by the songwriter.

The Test Drive: Harp Samuels – Even There


Dynamic post-hardcore trio Kill The Blonde, once again, sends an undeniable message regarding the formation’s flashing potential to the music world with the melodic, yet assertive “Want Me Dead”, after the release of the band’s previous single – the uncompromisingly direct “If Only You Knew” ! A brutally honest, exceedingly relatable, and well-written, yet smart and inventive, presenting clever and empathetic lyrics, tight musicianship, and out-of-the-box writing, this track achieves a cohesive flow that unfolds as a dynamic story, packing both highs and lows throughout. “Want Me Dead” contains versatile and impactful vocals, alternating between mid and high-range croons to raw, power-packed screams and growls, depending on the needs of the moment, stellar guitar-work, which truly cover the spectrum of the track’s potential and elastic drums and intuitive synth elements, which tastefully reinforce the instrumentation, as the combination of the aforementioned aspects ultimately creates an atmospheric, solid, heavy overall sound, comprised by spectacular songwriting and solid execution.

Norman Kim releases debut single [ffo: David Bowie, Queen, Prince]

Today we are so excited to share the debut single from Norman Kim. The Los Angeles by way of New York singer-songwriter has been honing his skills as a composer for years, soundtracking shows like Dexter and The Ivory Game. “Nothing Wrong With My Life” is the talented instrumentalist’s first time stepping out from behind the curtain and putting his full talent on display.

TRAVIS THOMPSON Announces Debut Album, Shares “God’s Favorite” Video

After receiving over 30 million-plus streams and drumming up critical acclaim, buzzing Seattle, WA rapper Travis Thompson is pleased to announce his debut album, Reckless Endangerment, due September 20 via AMBAUM/Epic Records. Thompson revealed the album’s release date and artwork yesterday to his fans via a mural painted in real-time in his hometown.

NECROPANTHER: Colorado Metal Unit To Record Third Full-Length

Colorado metal practitioners NECROPANTHER will begin recording their third full-length next month.

Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, Khemmis, Primitive Man) of Flatline Audio in Denver will mix and master the as-yet-untitled offering. States Otero, “I’ve been following NECROPANTHER for a long while and have been of fan of their melodic approach and the honest feel of their songwriting. I can’t wait to dig into this mix and complete what is sure to become a Colorado-born masterpiece.”


KO is most commonly known as Kevin Olusola (pronounced Olú-shola), 1/5th of 3x Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling group Pentatonix. In addition to being the beatboxer (as well as vocalist and, occasionally, cellist) for Pentatonix, he’s performed at the 2012 Montreaux Jazz Festival for Quincy Jones and alongside Pharrell at the 57th annual Grammy awards as the featured cellist. KO previously released The Renegade EP, which showcased his inconceivably spectacular celloboxing skills. His most recent performances – including last July’s release of “Time In A Bottle,” last month’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” and “Don’t Dream It’s Over” – put a fresh spotlight on KO’s lead vocals, while showcasing his artistry as an accomplished and expert arranger, cellist, beatboxer and producer.

The Hold Steady new album out today

The Hold Steady’s new record, Thrashing Thru The Passion, is out today. Thrashing Thru The Passion is the band’s seventh studio album and collects five new songs recorded this year alongside five acclaimed ones released digitally between November 2017 and March 2019. The album was recorded at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY with producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin. Additional performers include Stuart Bogie, Dave Nelson, Jordan McLean and Michael Leonhart on horns and Annie Nero on backup vocals.

Summer Walker Announces The First and Last Tour

Sultry singer-songwriter Summer Walker is taking her show on the road. LVRN/Interscope Records’ leading lady has announced The First and Last Tour, which launches this fall in New Orleans and has scheduled stops in 34 major cities across the United States, including Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and her hometown of Atlanta. Rising Afro-Latina rapper Melii is the confirmed opener.

2019 has been non-stop for the unorthodox southern belle with the golden voice. In January, Walker released a four-song live EP, Clear, to critical acclaim. Forbes magazine wrote: “…it showcases what makes her so special — her depth, vulnerability and the ability to merge jazz with more contemporary genres while simultaneously expressing raw sentiments about modern love, sex and relationships.”

New Orleans, garage-pop Pet Fangs release debut album ‘Ultra Deluxe’

Garage-pop group Pet Fangs have released their full-length album Ultra Deluxe today. The album includes a ton of singles including their heavily-streamed hit “Afterglow,” the “grungy” (Ones to Watch) “Bitch, Baby.,” their latest track “Problemz,” as well as ton of previously unreleased new songs from the quartet. Ultra Deluxe premiered this week by way of the legendary publication The Big Takeover, who called the album “a wildly lively and fun ride through a number of cool music genres.”

Kelly Hafner Embarks on US Tour

Kelly Hafner cemented herself as one of Austin’s most robust voices” – NPR’s KUTX

AUG 17 – Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ
AUG 23 – Austin, TX – The Sahara Lounge
AUG 30 – Tulsa, OK – Whittier Bar
AUG 31 – Pittsburg, KS – TJ Lelands
SEP 03 – Denver, CO – Lion’s Lair
SEP 05 – Laramie, WY – Coal Creek Coffee Company Uptown
SEP 07 – Salt Lake City, UT – Hotel RL Salt Lake City
SEP 09 – Forest Knolls, CA – Papermill Creek Saloon
SEP 10 – SF, CA – Simple Pleasures Cafe
SEP 11 – Palm Desert, CA – Desert Fox Bar
SEP 12 – Paso Robles, CA – The Pour House
SEP 14 – Tucson, AZ – Saguaro Corners Restaurant & Bar
SEP 15 – Bisbee, AZ – The Quarry

SUNSCREEN announce East Coast tour dates, Falling In An Elevator EP out this Friday via Spunk! Records

Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated Falling In An Elevator EP this Friday via Spunk! Records, Sunscreen announce they will be hitting the road on an East Coast tour next month. Recently joining the New World Artists family, Sunscreen will embark of on a string of live dates, visiting Wollongong, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, kicking off Thursday 29 September.

Old Dominion’s Self-Titled New Album Available for Pre-order & New Track ‘My Heart Is A Bar’ is out now

Old Dominion frontman Matthew Ramsey said of the song, “‘My Heart is a Bar’ might be the loneliest sing-a-long of all time. It’s a song about feeling alone and used and pissed off at love to the point of throwing up your hands and saying ‘screw this!’ That’s a feeling a lot of people can identify with. It’s lonely and liberating at the same time. That’s why we decided to treat this like a big bar-room-sing-along so we can all sing and say ‘screw this!’ together!”

Swedish indie rock trio Deportees unveil beautiful new video for current sigle ‘Covered In Dreams’

The track is taken from the award-winning Swedish band’s first full UK album release, All Future, which will be released on October 11. The trio from Umeå, a remote city in Sweden’s far north, are possibly this most musical of country’s best kept secret. Over five distinctly different albums, Deportees have won plaudits, fans and awards for their constant creativity and reinvention. Their last album, 2015’s The Big Sleep was awarded the Swedish Grammy for Best Rock Album, an award the band had also picked up for their previous long-player Islands & Shores. With All Future the UK finally gets its chance to fall in love with Deportees blissfully melancholic sound.

Antipope releases a new music video for “Resolution”

The Finnish extreme heavy metal group Antipope has released a new lyric video. The song “Resolution” appears on “Denial/Survival” album, released in 2017. Mikko, a vocalist-guitarist of Antipope, describes the song as being ‘the conclusion for the previous album. At the same time, it points unremittingly towards the next album, which heralds the beginning of the new era of Antipope.’

Presently, Antipope is finalizing a new full-length album, being the fifth album by the group. The band has hinted at presenting more details about the upcoming album in the form of album title, tracklist, and artwork during the autumn of 2019.

Jovi Skyler – ‘Rocket’ Single

Jovi Skyler’s latest single Rocket is energetic and explosive. A ricocheting projectile of escapism, this alt-rock jam riffs on the topic of drug abuse from the personal to the cultural.

‘The song is about a girl who develops a drug habit during difficult times and struggles with addiction and the mental anguish it brings her.’ – Jovi Skyler

Judah & The Lion return to UK & share college football anthem ‘Let Go.’

Nashville’s genre-defying trio Judah & The Lion have announced they will be returning to the UK this November on tour to continue the celebration of their acclaimed new album Pep Talks. The band played their biggest UK and European headline shows to date earlier this summer, as part of their huge world tour which included electrifying shows in Glasgow, Dublin, London plus this year’s Latitude Festival.

The Ultimate Concert Experience Featuring Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, Sugarland and More

AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE) is bringing the hottest artists together for one weekend to create ATLive, Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s inaugural concert series on Friday, November 15 and Sunday, November 17, 2019.

ATLive will feature A-list artists with over 100 top 10 hits including 43 No. 1 singles. Friday’s line-up will feature performances by newly crowned 2018 CMA AND Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) Entertainer of the Year and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban; Country Music Association’s (CMA) 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton; AMA’s 2015 New Artist of the Year and GRAMMY-nominated Sam Hunt; platinum-selling and GRAMMY Award-winning Sugarland; 2018’s Best new alternative rock artist by iHeart Radio Music Awards, Judah & the Lion; and singer-songwriter Cale Dodds.

#SoundieMVA 2019 Music Video Awards: SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO

Soundie is not only an event about music videos, it is much more. It is 360º experience with a full program of conferences, panels, workshops and live music performances that will give you a full immersion inside the music and audiovisual world. Save the date, as the next Soundie will be held on the 23th of November 2019. We will reward € 13,500 split among 14 categories.
Soundie MVA, Barcelona International Music Video Festival organized by La Cupula Music, opens its doors again after the success its last edition. An event that was marked by performances, speed meetings, workshops, presentations, networking, masterclasses, concerts and awards for artist and videomakers.

Jeremy Ivey shares new song ft. Margo Price | Listen to “Greyhound”

“Jeremy Ivey has long been one of Nashville’s most beloved behind-the-scenes musical magicians … Ivey’s lyrical approach is both narratively vibrant and heavily poetic.” – Rolling Stone

“Image-rich storytelling with brooding psychedelia, accented by manic guitar stabs and sparkling stacks of vocal harmonies courtesy of Price’s production.” – Nashville Scene

Andrew Combs shares new single ‘Born Without A Clue’

Andrew Combs is set to release his new album, Ideal Man, on September 20th via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker). Captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, Ideal Man also features Combs’ long-time collaborators, drummer Dom Billet and guitarist/keyboardist/bassist Jerry Bernhardt.

Hurricane is from MASK’s debut album ‘The Famous’

Following MASK’s debut EP “The Truth” released in 2017, the Belfast based band have just released their debut album “The Famous”

The band’s raw rock blues sound draws heavily from the 1960s and 70’s – being influenced by the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks to modern-day groups such as The Black Keys and BRMC.