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Acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Charlotte Lawrence has teamed up with genre-bending duo Hippie Sabotage for the latest remix of “Why Do You Love Me” – her debut single release via Gold Tooth/Atlantic Records. The release follows recent mixes by Riton and Klingande, in addition to a stunningly stripped back version of the song and Alasdair McLellan-directed original music video.

Ven Scott (Runescarred) Debut Horror Short, DATE FROM HELL, Out NOW; Watch on Facebook & YouTube!

Austin, Texas heavy metal front man, Ven Scott’s (Runescarred) debut horror short, Date from Hell, is out now to watch on both Facebook and YouTube! With a 9/16 release date, the film garnered over 50,000 views in the first 24 hours!

Chicago-bred Rock Band The Simple Radicals Speak Truth to Power with Socially Impactful Music Video for “New Revolution”

Retro Records: On the heels of their active rock radio single “Medicate”, The Simple Radicals have returned with a powerful video for their new album’s title track “New Revolution”, speaking truth to power in radical defense of free speech. Produced by Factory Underground Studio and edited by Guzman Gonzalez, the video pairs the band’s socially conscious lyrics with hard-hitting images of social protest against oppression.

broox Shares 2-Track EP ‘Over Easy’

Digging into the resonance of emotional melodies, synth-wave sensation and rhythmic movements, broox’s Over Easy is a feel-good listen stacked with soft, atmospheric beats, sultry R&B vocals, and intimate lyricism. Over Easy shows an evolution in broox’s artistry since her 2018 debut Out / Through, which she attributes to a newfound confidence in her more R&B-leaning sound. “I was very present while making this EP,” she says, “which I think is why it’s some of my best stuff yet. I was trying to channel my inner-self and creativity within this area in music I haven’t touched before. It was challenging but also exciting and made me curious to see what I can make of this.”

Keith Mosfet – “Where Love Will Grow”

““Where Love Will Grow” was inspired in part by a song I wrote around five years ago. I’ve rewritten this tune a few times for different bands, but it just never worked out. I decided to give it a shot on my forthcoming solo album, Superficial Hypocrite, and I feel it really came through the way I had always wanted it to.”

Music: Two Ways Home are the Sound of Pop-Fusion on Uplifting New Single ‘Speed of Anything’

Following on from the release of two standalone singles last year, London-based alt-country duo Two Ways Home are gearing up for the release of their brand-new album, having raised over £10,000 through crowdfunding. The lead single ‘Speed Of Anything’ unleashes a more pop-country-influenced side to their sound; a high-energy, infectious love story of “kids living down the street just waiting to meet” whose romance fires up years later. Having written with the likes of Liz McClarnon, Twinnie and Charlie Worsham over the years, the new music showcases their songwriting prowess with a mixture of genres and influences – an exciting statement of intent for the next chapter of their career.

Rose Cousins covers “I Would Die 4 U” (feat. Bear’s Den)

Cousins’ last project, Natural Conclusion, received notable acclaim, including a nomination for a 2018 Grammy Award and a nomination for Songwriter of the Year award at the 2018 JUNO’s. Cousins also writes for film and TV with songs appearing on Grey’s Anatomy, Supergirl, Reign, and Nashville.

COLD Debuts Video For “Without You” – WATCH

“This is our new video for the song ‘Without You.’ The song is about doubting blind faith. The video was created with a horror movie/cult type storyline about a lost soul finding hope in the darkness, says frontman SW.


Presenting his first offering of his self-aware hip-hop in the form of motivational anthem ALL, Chayce Whiting is a hip hop artist, producer and writer based in LA.

MORILD: Copenhagen-Based Black Metal Act Premieres First Part Of Unique Concert Recording From The Danish National Aquarium Via Cvlt Nation

In February, Copenhagen-based atmospheric black metal combo MORILD released their debut album through Indisciplinarian. The album, titled Så kom mørket og tog mig på ordet En sort sky af minder I afgørende stunder Frosset fast i mit indre Jeg håber det forsvinder med lyset At dø eller blive fri, translates into English as, “Thus came the darkness and took me by my word A dark cloud of memories In crucial moments Frozen inside of me I hope it disappears with the light To die or become free.”

Witness this majestic aquatic Black Metal performance from MORILD

JUGGERNAUT: first track off upcoming album ‘Neuroteque’!

Italian sludge merchants JUGGERNAUT return with their most complex, powerful and strongly evocative instrumental record to date. They share a first single taken from their cinematic sludge metal masterpiece “Neuroteque”, due out October 11th on Subsounds Records.

Hear Vetiver’s “Swaying” off the upcoming album, Up On High, that’s out November 1st on Mama Bird Recording Co. in North America!

The song comes off Up On High that’s out November 1st on Mama Bird Recording Co. in North America and Loose Music in Europe. It premiered recently on Brooklyn Vegan calling it “a tender, jangly track…”

Jim James and Teddy Abrams share new video

Jim James relishes the joy of singing in his new video for “Set It To Song,” the first single from his upcoming collaboration with composer/conductor Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra, The Order of Nature, set for release on October 18 via Decca Gold. Watch the video HERE.

Right Hand Left Hand announce explosive new single ‘Chacabuco’

‘Chacabuco’ is a Chilean ghost town set up to house workers for a nitrate mine, but was abandoned 14 years later as synthetic nitrate became widespread and decimated the industry. Decades later, Pinochet used it as a concentration camp and surrounded it with landmines that are still there. It is in the process of being restored by its sole inhabitant.

Epic progressive metal band WILDERUN has revealed the first single from the upcoming Veil of Imagination album, “Far from Where Dream Unfurl.”

Have An Epic Adventure With WILDERUN’s New Song “Far From Where Dreams Unfurl”

TLA (members of The Shins & The Pleased) Announce Debut EP

“Listener beware! It’s hard not to get entranced by the sonic pulse of this music accompanied with this incredible video…this feels like what Billy Corgan was after Adore, only with better execution.” – Austin Town Hall