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Paul Mosley and The Red Meat Orchestra to release kaleidoscopic new album ‘You’re Going To Die!’

On this track, Mosley’s composer credentials (and – let’s be honest – love of Nina Simone) marry with his gift for snappy hooks to keep the 11/8 time signature swinging as the junk percussion, sci-fi synths and pizzicato strings buoy up the all-star singers of the Red Meat Orchestra’s call-and-response backing vocals. It should be a weird mess but it’s an absolute banger.

Skope News – Indie-pop duo Bora York releases breezy single ‘Colorado’/ Announces ‘Emotion Vertigo’ Album

“New single ‘Colorado’ finds the pair looking backwards to go forwards, a sublime piece of indie-pop overlaid with billowing electronics.” “the single has this chiming LA feel, with flecks of 80s pop in the recipe as well.” – CLASH Magazine

“…the upbeat tempos and thoughtful lyrics that weave in and out of the record are a testament to the environment it was created in.” – Interview Mag

Danny Starr UK debut

Danny’s well-crafted pop songs cover a lot of ground the roots of which are in eras well before his time. James Taylor and Jeff Buckley’s footsteps effortlessly lead to London where Danny mixes melody and rhyme into a soundtrack of poignant millennial longing. Never afraid to tackle big, demanding issues, Danny has the incredible knack of turning everyday observations into earworms with deep meaning.

FRIENDSHIP return with beautiful new track ‘Clairvoyant’

“The suitably compelling ‘Clairvoyant’ lingers with the band’s deep-rooted sadness gently illuminated by the playful brightness at its outer edges.”  – GoldFlakePaint

“Friendship are a Philly-based band centered around Dan Wriggins’ narrative pull. His stories tend to be long-winded but confined to small moments, and the rest of the band — currently made up of Peter Gill, Mike Cormier, Evangeline Krajewski, and Jon Samuels — play into this in an unobtrusive but all-encompassing way.”  – Stereogum

RuthAnne Announces ‘Matters Of The Heart’ Debut Album Release, Out Oct 4th + Catch Her Headlining Colours On Oct 16th.

Today, Award winning songwriter and singer RuthAnne announces her debut album ‘Matters Of The Heart’ will be released on October 4th 2019 – via independent record label, The Other Songs. RuthAnne will be headlining Colours (Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen) on October 16th, tickets on sale now.

“Her voice alone has me melting” – PAPER MAGAZINE

Super Marine release debut single ‘Decadent Flowers’

Super Marine release their debut single ‘Decadent Flowers’ on the 4th of October 2019. A supercharged power pop-rock anthem, laced with glistening riffs, singalong refrains, energetic percussion and arms aloft choruses that recall to mind the anthemic work of the Foo Fighters, the melodic hooks of Jimmy Eat World and Ash and the rhythmic urgency of The Gaslight Anthem.

Ahmed Soultan fuses heritage to pioneer ‘Afrobian’ style

Ahmed Soultan has become the recognised pioneer of Afrobian (Afro-Arabian) music – a style that blends a mixture of Soul, RnB, Hip-Hop as well as traditional music – since his breakthrough album ‘Ya-Sa-lam’ in 2005. Since his third album ‘Music Has No Boundaries’ won the Best African album category at the All African Music Awards in 2016, 2019 has seen the release of an extended version of the album, including 7 new tracks and now Soultan is heading out on a tour across Europe, including a special live date at London’s 229, 23rd October!

She Drew The Gun release politically charged video for new single ‘Trouble Every Day’ – a Frank Zappa reinterpretation

Speaking about the video Louisa says, “There’s a classic picture of Zappa in an apartment holding a cat and the TV is hooked up to the toilet upstairs, we thought we’d pay homage to the big man and take inspiration for the video from that. The video is all about the TV News filter, about how it defends the interests of capital rather than people. The song is over 50 years old so it’s amazing how much of the social commentary on it still works but I updated some the lyrics to look at the things I’ve seen happening from the TV, from English riots to Extinction Rebellion. It looks at the fruits of neoliberalism, like the rise of the far right and environmental catastrophe, and at the role the media plays as propaganda machine in service of corporate power.”

SEAN McGOWAN – Announces New EP: ‘Curate Calm, Create Chaos’ EP + Winter Dates

A punk, poet, and pacifist all at once, Sean’s latest collection arrives very much like an extension of the artist himself. Stepping momentarily away from the frenetic indie-punk that coursed through the veins of his acclaimed debut album ‘Son of The Smith’, Sean’s latest release instead delivers an altogether more tender and introspective listen.

Belgium’s VON DETTA Advance Stream ‘BURN IT CLEAN’ Album Premiere @ Riff Relevant!

“While the band’s sound spans across genres from stoner rock to a more polished hard rock, back into softer heavy blues, then dives into menacing grunge and full-throttle vocal realms, the music never seems disjointed or half-hearted. …it’s simply solid songwriting that takes itself where it wants to go.” – Riff Relevant

Exclusive Premiere: VON DETTA ‘Burn It Clean’ Advance Album Stream; Out Sept. 13th via Polderrecords

GWAR’s “Use Your Collusion Tour” Kicks Off Tonight in Norfolk, VA

Bohabs across North America have been waiting for this day to come, and it is finally here! Intergalactic Overlords GWAR, return to the road tonight, starting in Norfolk, VA. The “Use Your Collusion” tour features direct support from Sacred Reich, with Toxic Holocaust and Against the Grain. The tour runs through November 5th in Indianapolis, IN. Find a complete list of dates below.

Veronica Fusaro // New Single “Rollercoaster”

VANDAL, to Premiere in New York City as part of the 2019 Urbanworld Film Festival

Vandal, the latest feature film produced and co-financed by rising multimedia production company Exilium, will have its New York premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival’s 26th edition. The film is an authentic drama about art, love, war, and the depths of the street graffiti game in Miami, starring young and emerging Hispanic stars Daniel Zovatto, Otmara Marrero, and Juan Pablo Raba.

Hayden Thorpe Shares New Track “Full Beam” | Announces Shows in NYC and LA

Praise for Hayden Thorpe and Diviner:

“wholly rooted in stripped-down songwriting and reverent hush… Thorpe’s self-searching takes on a shape we can all recognize.” – Pitchfork

“as distinct and tender as ever” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Thorpe has crafted something altogether different than what he’s done before: a piano-based album with lyrics that are raw and personal” – Under the Radar


Today, Pussy Riot shares their Russian protest music video “1937” here – to demand the release of all Russia’s political prisoners and bring attention to the Russian unfair and corrupt “elections” to Moscow city parliament that were held on September 8th. None of the independent candidates were registered, even worse – for making their political campaigns most of the independent candidates were arrested, from 10 up to 40 days in detention centers. Moscow’s civil society replied with peaceful actions, rallies and marches that lasted the whole summer. Government met the people’s protest activity with an overly aggressive response: hundreds of injured with police batons, brutal mass arrests, bruises and blood on the streets of Moscow. We’ve personally been at those actions, some of us were beaten, some of us – arrested.

Cursive Shares New Single “Barricades,” Fall Tour Begins Tomorrow

Cursive today shared a new single, “Barricades,” their first new music since their 2018 acclaimed album, Vitriola. Of the searing, resonant track — which features founding drummer Clint Schnase — singer/guitarist Tim Kasher explains, “Though ‘Barricades’ may conjure the southern wall our current administration has been salivating over, the song is more specifically about the walls we construct in our minds as a means to safely ignore the atrocities of society without having to feel so terribly guilty about them.”