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Fresh off being awarded ‘Solo Act Of The Year’ at this year’s British GQ ‘Man Of The Year’ Awards – and currently holding the number #1 chart position in the UK for his ‘Take Me Back To London’ collaboration with Ed Sheeran – multi-award-winning musician, Stormzy, has today unveiled his highly-anticipated new single, ‘Sounds Of The Skeng’.


Soul R&B songstress MALUNGA – ‘A.M’

‘A.M’ follows on from last year’s critically acclaimed ‘Never Let Go’, which was supported by Record Of The Day, SoulBounce, Reprezent Radio, ASBO Magazine, and Hoxton Radio, among others, and on the back of Malunga being hotly tipped by the likes of Toddla T (BBC Radio 1), Roundhouse and Urban Development.

SCIENCE TOYS releases their 1st single/video “Hybrid” – Skope Magazine

‘We’re more than boys and girls: hybrid ones, glitchy humanoids, science-artsy-toys’.

‘Hybrid’ evokes a dystopian universe, where humanoids gain consciousness after being introduced to art, in experiments part of an artificial intelligence program. In this way they rebel against their creators and escape this matrix.


Gallant widens the scope of R&B with relatable confessions and thought-provoking cinematic concepts. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated iconoclast and innovator strikes a balance between bedroom-ready throwback production and nuanced narratives. This approach notched a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Urban Contemporary Album” for his breakout debut Ology. Additionally, the record debuted in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200, emerged on Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Best Albums of 2016 (So Far),” and attracted acclaim from The Guardian, Pitchfork, The FADER, and more. Not to mention, he drummed up over 100 million-plus streams to date. He brought those songs on the road alongside John Legend, entranced audiences at Coachella, and performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Later… with Jools Holland, and NBC’s Today. Plus, he made his acting debut on HBO’s Insecure. Now, he projects his vision like never before on 2019’s Sweet Insomnia [Mind of a Genius/Warner Records] introduced by singles “Sharpest Edges,” “Crimes,” and “Sleep On It.”

Adrenaline from Anorakk out Sept 6

Jajaja wrote “We don’t know who Anorakk are, but we can confirm that the Norwegians’ debut single ‘Burning Shoes’ sounds great!….we wouldn’t be surprised if these guys were already familiar faces from the Norwegian music scene…As long as the music is this good, they can keep the hoods up all they want”

The Line of best fit: “Mysterious Norwegian trio Anorakk drop dancefloor-ready debut banger “Burning Shoes”. All we know about Norway’s Anorakk is that they come from the far north of the country and hide their faces with their ritual hoods. Oh, and they make fantastic dance music”

REAPER-X Release New Official Video For ‘Red Menace’

British thrash metal group Reaper-X have released their debut video for the track, Red Menace, from their 2019 album Rise, which is available via Sliptrick Records. Red Menace delivers some snorting powerful metal aggression in classic Reaper-X style.

New Video From Moon Panda | ‘On The Attack’| Out Now

It’s a mind-bending, animated video created by Hamburg-based animator Charlotte Spies. It is a video that accompanies the song’s theme of the more painful side of a long distance relationship and the dizzying effects it can have perfectly.

BLACK MAGIC FLOWER POWER Fuse Funk and Psych Rock with Retro-Visuals on “Funky Town Sex Machine”

Arizona based boogie rock band BLACK MAGIC FLOWER POWER has set aside time from their intense touring schedule to release the official music video for their new single, “Funky Town Sex Machine,” originally premiered on taste maker pop culture site mxdwn.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Black Magic Flower Power Bring the Funk on New Song “Funky Town Sex Machine”

Lake Jons delve into the intricacies of life on dreamtronica cut ‘It’s Too Bright’      

Hailing from Helsinki, LAKE JONS walk a fine line between producer-tandem and full-on band. Since their formation they’ve come through with delicate folktronica-tinged dream-pop and last year they were showcased by Ja Ja Ja across London, Berlin and Hamburg.

On upcoming album release they reconnect with their roots, leaving the city and delving into the viridescence of their moniker’s birthplace; the Towars forest.

Flora Cash release ‘Missing Home’ and announce album

Flora Cash says “We started writing “Missing Home” at some random hotel in Boston over a year ago. Away from our friends and family and all sense of the familiar, were at a low point and even though we were lucky enough to have each other, we still felt lonely. Writing this song helped. We really want “Missing Home” to speak to and encourage anyone who feels like they’re out on a limb struggling to pursue a dream. Hopefully it’s a reminder that even when it’s hard and even when it’s tempting to give it up, that it’s worth it and that we can make ‘home’ wherever we happen to be.”

Sonny Winnebago shares debut single ‘Take Me For A Ride’

Harvey says that ‘Take Me For A Ride’ was written from a place of restlessness, following the event of a long-term friendship going south.”It’s a true story, and a relatable one too, with strong themes of detachment and self-empowerment” backed up by an uptempo rhythm section and bright, choppy chords, ‘Take Me For A Ride’ ultimately engulfs the listener with feelings of summer abandonment and child-like joy.

Donae’O Releases Video for ‘Bonita’ Ft. Stylo G

Donae’O’s latest collaboration with Stylo G on single, ‘Bonita’ gets a spicy visual, turning up the heat on the recently released track.

The Golden Dregs shares latest album cut ‘Clarksdale, MS’

“Clarksdale is a crossroads town in Mississippi, widely regarded as the birthplace of the blues”, explained enigmatic songwriter Benjamin Woods. “I spent some time there 10 years ago. I was travelling the States with a friend, who would go on to become my partner for several years. It was an apt location for all the uncertainty and insecurity that comes with the early stages of a relationship. That said, it captures one of the fondest memories of my life”.

Ronnie Wood to release new album ‘Mad Lad’ in November

Released by BMG on 15 November, the 11-track album was recorded live at Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre last year and is a loving nod to one of Ronnie’s musical heroes, Chuck Berry. The album features guest appearances from singer Imelda May and pianist Ben Waters. Featuring tracks including Tribute to Chuck Berry written by Wood and Worried Life Blues written by Maceo Merriweather, and with the album artwork hand-painted by Ronnie himself, Mad Lad will be available digitally, on CD, on heavyweight vinyl, deluxe box set (CD, LP and 12×12 artcard of the album artwork) and in a super deluxe limited-edition box set (including CD, LP, 12×12 art print, signed and numbered set list and T-Shirt).