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Humeysha Share “Nusrat on the Beach” Video Via Rolling Stone India, EP Out Now

“Flipping between English and Hindi-Urdu, this NYC band utilize a languid sonic palette set to seduce.”
– Noisey

“Humeysha, the musical alias of the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Zain Alam, blends spacey indie rock with more traditional Indian sounds from instruments like the tabla and puja bells.”
– The New York Times

Exclusive Premiere: Humeysha Channels Summery Calm For ‘Nusrat on the Beach’ Music Video


We all have to head back home eventually, often when we least expect it. For Diamondstein, that moment came in late 2015, when the producer found out his father had about six months left to live due to a terminal battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. As sad as the situation was, Ben Diamondstein didn’t fall straight into a pit of despair on the long drive from LA to Parkersburg, West Virginia. He faced his fears head-on, mulling the inescapable realities of this mortal coil over as strange cities and small towns passed by like ships in a seemingly endless night.

LAVISHER: Nefarious Industries Issues Details For Drastic Shadows Debut LP From Chicago Alt-Rock Outfit; Trailer Posted

With Gavin Cushman III performing all guitars, vocals, and bass, and Idin Alexander on drums, the majority of LAVISHER’s Drastic Shadows was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, Illinois (Jesus Piece, Nequient, Without Waves), while the tracks “Escape” and “Drastic Shadows” were recorded and mixed by J. Hall in Franklin, Tennessee. The album was mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters in Memphis, Tennessee and finished with artwork photographed by Cesar Contreras and edited by Emily Germann.

The debut single from Koala Queen, Hold On, stomps in to town the 13th of September

The Norwegian rock band Koala Queen – led by frontman/singer Michael Charlotte – emerged through a series of random events that often happen when when people are known to each other but not introduced. With ⅗ Norwegian delightment, and ⅖ Swedish sublimeness, they have written their debut-album in the spirit of the old rock legends through a prism of modern influence. “Hold On” is the debut single, and the first track of their debut album “THE MUPPET SHOW”.


FUTURE FEATS released brand new track and accompanying music video for “Nights Like Tonight” from their forthcoming album [P R E S E T S], announced today. The debut LP is due out October 4th, on FADER Label.

THIA. Releases Debut EP ‘Building Blocks’

“There’s no better way to bring people together than music.” Therein lies just one of the ambitions laid day by Melbourne’s THIA. as she stands strong today with the release of her debut EP Building Blocks.

New Music: Noah Slee producer Ben Esser’s enlists emawk on refreshing new single “Stripes”

“Whilst working with Beau on his upcoming EP, we had loads small melody fractions that needed to be developed into full songs. Around the same time my good friend Donna (Lekker Collective) showed me emawk’s track ’18’, which I fell hopelessly inlove with. When visiting NYC earlier this year emawk (Kwame) and I linked up and started working on one of the little snippets I’d created with Beau ’til like 5am – paving the foundation for the song.”

Gibson Announces New ‘Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck’

Gibson, the legitimate leader in professional instruments proudly presents the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck. A pre-sale is officially underway now for the Slash 1966 EDS-1275 Doubleneck guitars, sold through select Authorized Gibson dealers and available in-store October 1, visit www.gibson.com for further details.

HAZEL MEI shares introspective indie release ‘IT IS(N’T) REAL’

Floating down in a breath of fresh air, Hazel Mei’s angelic blend of indie folk and alternative shines bright on her new single ‘It Is(n’t) Real’.

Beautifully eclectic, cozy, and quaint, ‘It Is(n’t) Real’ eases listeners into an introspective depiction of Hazel’s inner struggles. Contrasting the soothing, jazz-tinted underlay, Hazel harnesses a raw expression of vulnerability, lamenting on freeing her mind from the insecurity which affects her ability to admire the beauty of her surroundings.

MODE ATLANTA release indie rock blast ‘DON’T BOTHER ME’

Politely declining everyday woes with their new indie rock blast ‘Don’t Bother Me’, Brisbane’s Mode Atlanta are back with a raring final taste from their second EP The Vagabond, set for release in October.

Launching at Brisbane’s The Yamaha gig night later this month, ‘Don’t Bother Me’ features an assortment of Mode Atlanta’s signature catchy guitar riffs and lively harmonies. Driven by an upbeat backbeat and accented with a healthy hint of 90s nostalgia, the energy of this indie bop is undeniable.


The visual follows last week’s release of her singles “Shameless” and “Liar.” Get them HERE via SYCO/Epic Records. Making for a momentous return by the songstress, the songs have already amassed 20+ million streams combined since release last Friday, while the video for “Shameless” has surpassed 16 million streams. A true feat, Camila just made history with the songs as the first solo artist to have two songs simultaneously debut at Top 40 Radio week of release.

Skope x GotSome ‘PUMP IT UP’

Today, Bristol’s GotSome shares his highly anticipated release ‘PUMP IT UP’, which samples the golden era classic by the Black & White Brothers. One of the most iconic tracks and acapella’s in house music history, for years the original 1996 track has lit up dancefloors the world over and this summer, GotSome’s version has done the same. From AMP Lost and Found in Malta, to Lovebox in London, this special track has electrified ravers and seen widespread support from some of the biggest tastemakers in the game including Annie Mac and Danny Howard on BBC Radio 1, William Djoko and more.


Today Sports Team are pleased to announce their largest UK headline tour to date, with the band set to embark on a 13-night run this winter. Scheduled to take the band to all corners of our fair isle, the tour will include their biggest ever headline show, with the six-piece due to make their bow at the O2 Kentish Town Forum to finish their breakout year.

Of the tour frontman Alex Rice offers: “The songs are written to be a spectacle live. That’s where you’ve got to hear them, front row, with most of the parts played wrong. No one’s doing it better”

ICYMI: LIFE share new video for ‘Bum Hour’

Fiercely independent as ever the band directed and produced the video themselves with the help of local filmmaker Josh Moore – who also worked with the band on their previous two videos for ‘Moral Fibre’ and ‘Hollow Thing’.

Pollstar Live75 – Metallica’s “WorldWired” Tour Tops the Chart

Metallica soars to No. 1 on LIVE75 on the strength of eight recent performances from the band’s ongoing “WorldWired” tour that launched in 2016. Shows at the final six stops on the tour’s European leg that ran from May through late August contribute to the tally for these rankings, as does their two-night event with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the opening of San Francico’s Chase Center Sept. 6 and 8.

The rockers are also the chart’s HOT SHOT, representing the highest charting new active tour.

Pop star Shawn Mendes moves up in the ranking this week – the only artist in the Top 10 to do so – landing in the seventh position.

Herbie Hancock earns NOISE MAKER status with the largest jump in the rankings.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Def Leppard is the BREAKTHROUGH artist of the week based on a 97% sellout percentage for its Las Vegas production at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.

Alas The Sun (Indie/Dream Pop) – New single and video ‘You And Your Love’

Indie-Folk / Dream-Pop duo Alas The Sun from Zurich, Switzerland – who already captivated audiences with debut single ‘Absence of Time’ – return with magical sophomore single ‘You And Your Love’ out September 13th. The eponymous debut album is set for release on October 25th via Taxi Gauche Records.

Joanie Sigal to Perform a Fall Concert in Downtown Clearwater at the Scientology Information Center

With the official first day of fall landing on Monday, September 23rd, a little over 2 weeks away, Ms. Joanie Sigal will return to Downtown Clearwater to welcome the season in Broadway style with a musical concert on Sunday, September 29th.

Joanie delivered a stirring and inspiring musical tribute for those who’ve served with a Memorial Day Concert on May 26th 2019. This honored not only her own family’s extensive military background, but those in the armed forces all over the world.

Due to requests from Joanie’s fans and her own love of singing and music her next concert was scheduled to celebrate fall. The event will begin with a light reception and will end with a meet and greet with the artist.