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Sweden’s Helga embraces darkness on devastating new EP ‘The Autumn Lament’      

Hailing from the dark forests of Dalarna, Sweden, HELGA re-emerges from the wilderness to release her intense second EP ‘The Autumn Lament’ on September 20th.

Writing from the solitary confines of her cabin with just a guitar for company has given Helga’s songwriting a unique sense of introspection. Employing an eclectic blend of pop, metal, post-rock, goth, folk and classical influences to devastating effect, Helga tells us that the new songs are:

“a musical translation of my inner and physical world. I personally love reverb-drenched music and sounds, drawing inspiration from my dream world, the misty forests, and Swedish folk music.”

Sweden’s HELGA embraces darkness on devastating new EP ‘The Autumn Lament’

GOATHAWKBUFFALO releases hard-hitting first single ‘Pretty Promise’

Known for creating a soundscape that combines southern grooves with bluesy sludge, Copenhagen-based sludge-rockers GOATHAWKBUFFALO are ready with the first single from their upcoming debut album. ‘Pretty Promise’ is a single that will make you want to drive 90 MpH down a dusty dirt road while banging your head to those heavy riffs.

Paper Magazine Premiere: New Video From VIGILETTI And GoonSoul: ‘Likable’ Featuring Laganja Estranja From RuPaul’s Drag Race

‘Likable’ is the first collaborative release by Los Angeles based VIGILETTI and New York’s Goon Soul. The idea to work on a a project together was conceived after having met at a queer showcase party during World Pride in NYC. Paper Magazine premiered the brand new clip for the track featuring RuPaul Drag Race contestant Laganja Estranja.

The Hollies’ Lead Vocalist Allan Clarke Returns With New Studio Album 20 Years After Retiring; ‘Resurgence’ Is Out Now via BMG

Allan Clarke, one of the most distinguished voices in British music history, is set for a dramatic return to the musical frontline — and no one is more surprised than Clarke himself.

Clarke’s place in pop-rock folklore is unshakeable. As co-founder and lead vocalist with the mighty Hollies, he was the frontman of such indelible singles as “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” “The Air That I Breathe,” “I’m Alive,” “Long Cool Woman” and dozens more. Between 1963 and 1988, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees amassed an incredible 18 Top Ten and 30 Top 40 UK hits and sold millions of singles and albums all over the world.

Toronto-based pop artist nodisco. debuts first single “Thoughts From Your Car”

Today, Toronto-based newcomer nodisco. makes his debut with the anxiety-driven, pop-infused single “Thoughts From Your Car,” mixed by Chris Zane (Passion Pit, St. Lucia) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (Shawn Mendes, David Bowie). The track, which at first listen is an amicable dose of pop perfection, quite literally stemmed from a life defining moment of panic at the studio.

nodisco. Debuts “Thoughts From Your Car”

CYN Releases Debut EP ‘Mood Swing’ Today

The seven-track collection features production from Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Cuco, St. Vincent) and Matias Mora, and includes three previously released songs, “Never-ending Summer,” which fuses a skittering beat and lush production with sunburst melodies, hailed by Billboard as a “glittering tune,” with an “infectious melody,” and the EP’s hypnotic and hook-y lead single “Holy Roller,” which V Magazine praised for bringing “an unexpected grit to her tender persona,” with Idolator proclaiming it her “best single to date” and “an exemplary showcasing of CYN’s multifaceted approach to pop.” Also on the EP, CYN’s poignant pop ballad, “I’ll Still Have Me,” which PAPER Magazine lauded as a “gorgeous song, sung from the soul…imbued with feeling that lingers.”

Platoon Releases “UNGAZILIBALI (Don’t Forget Yourself)”

The song’s subject matter offers a hopeful and uplifting message for women by women, with each artist singing a verse to her younger self. During a challenging time for women in South Africa, the collaboration aims to remind women to remember who they are, even at the height of darkness. With lyrics containing a mixture of English and Xhosa (among the most commonly spoken languages in South Africa), the result is beautiful and emotionally resonant. Listen to the song now HERE.

Melii Releases New Track “TM Interlude” Out Now

Harlem-based singer/songwriter/rapper Melii continues to turn heads with her powerful new single “TM Interlude.” Released today via Rule#1/Interscope Records, “TM Interlude” will appear on Melii’s upcoming EP MOTIONS, due out on October 18.

DI LEVA Men In Black – world premiere at Storm Area 51 Basecamp

Today the legendary Swedish pop artist Di Leva release his new single Men In Black. Yesterday the single was premiered by national Swedish radio SR P4 Extra. Today the music video will have its world premiere at the festival Storm Area 51 Basecamp. The festival is held at Alien Research Center at 100 Extraterrestrial Highway, close to the off-limit United State Airforce facility Area 51 in Nevada – a secret facility whose activities The United States government provides minimal informations about.

Alternative Band Cascadent Transcends On New Single “Neptune”

Atlanta-based alternative/progressive rock band Cascadent have released their new single “Neptune,” available on all digital platforms NOW. Bold and full of passion, “Neptune” pulls Cascadent to a new dimension, combining heavier post-hardcore elements with lighter, airier modern rock. Having introduced their new vocalist Brad Pallone earlier this year, Cascadent is eager to continue their evolution with their current lineup. About “Neptune,” the band states:

“Neptune” is a song that takes a look at how a social media culture can perpetuate a prison-like environment where everyone possesses the ability to watch each other, and how that affects our behavior under that microscope.

The Babe Rainbow premiere new album on HypeMachine

Aussie psychedelic-pop band The Babe Rainbow releases their new full-length record ‘Today’ out now via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records. We partnered with HypeMachine earlier this week to bring you the first listen. The Babe Rainbow are full of euphoric energy on the new record that highlights earthy acoustics and touches on Latin bossa nova stylings. The band will be celebrating the release of their new record with a full U.S. Tour this November.


Hailed by Rolling Stone as a, “song you need to know,” “THRU THE NIGHT” paired Harlow with fellow Louisville, KY rapper Bryson Tiller over an infectiously catchy Usher sample, for which the accompanying video is rapidly approaching 2 million views in less than a month. Harlow’s most recent track from Confetti, “HEAVY HITTER” received its own visual treatment in which he can be seen dancing on top of a skyscraper with the Louisville skyline behind him.

Marie Miller Previews Forthcoming Album With New Single “Homeland”

“This is my very own homecoming to the type of folky lyrics and melodies that made me fall so deeply in love with music as a little girl,” said Miller. “This song is about living life with courage and a sense of adventure, but still never losing your love for home.”


Labrinth has released his new single “Something’s Got To Give” via Syco Music / RCA Records. The song comes from his eagerly anticipated second studio album due for release later this year. A sinuous, throbbing dance tune, charged with brass, Labrinth explains, “I wanted to create a song in the journey of my album that encapsulated the feeling of betting your whole life on something, and being close to giving up before the big payoff.”


Keane, one of the world’s most beloved bands, whose four previous albums all entered the British national chart at #1, with cumulative worldwide sales over 13 million, returns with the release of their long-awaited new studio album, CAUSE AND EFFECT, available today via Island Records. North American Tour dates announced for early 2020 on sale now!

Pollstar Live75 – Pink is No.1, Maluma Debuts as Hot Shot

Pink makes a stand at No. 1 on LIVE75 based on five concerts at the four most recent venues on her tour, which produced a sold ticket average of 25,634 and grossed an average of $2.7 million, the highest of all the touring artists on the chart.

Kacey Musgraves makes an impression on the LIVE75 chart as this week’s BREAKTHROUGH artist. She scores a 99% sellout average from nine concerts on her “Oh, What a World” theater tour.

A co-headlining trek by Train and Goo Goo Dolls which earns the NOISE MAKER moniker with a six-position jump into the Top 10, landing at No. 5.

Maluma debuts as the HOT SHOT artist of the week after box office success at the first two arenas on his fall tour. He enters the chart at No. 14 based on a 10,820-ticket sales average from concerts at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena and the Forum in Inglewood, where his North American “11:11” tour packed the house on two nights.

Maroon 5 Unveils “Memories” New Single

“Memories” debuted last night and, upon going live, the song claimed a spot in the Top 5 of iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top 5 of the Top Pop Songs Chart in addition to trending worldwide. It marks the first new music from the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum Los Angeles band since the release of their global anthem “Girls Like You” in 2017.

Rising Artist DIDIRRI Signs To Nettwerk + Shares New Single “Blue Mood Rising”       

“I have always been wary of being led down the garden path. However, it is a beautiful path to tread. It is a colourful and engaging life to lead but only when walked by you. Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself and thought that you were different back then? Has your confidence changed? Are you easily shaken now? But, how can your feet be swept away if you have them firmly on the ground by your own decision? Remember who you do this for. Whatever ‘this’ is. There will be others that help you down the path but remember where your core is. Your self-worth should be based on your own choices. If there is ever a crack to appear in your footing, you’ll feel it. You’ll feel a blue mood rising before it appears.” — Didirri

Red Tan Releases Touching Tribute to Husband

It is two years since Filipina singer Red Tan tragically lost her husband to the dengue virus, a mosquito-borne condition which is now reaching epidemic proportions across Asia. Still trying to come to terms with this sudden and tragic loss, Red has released ‘Don’t Let Go’, a tribute to her husband in which she attempts to put into words her feelings at losing the man she loved, begging him to come back and explaining that there is nothing she wouldn’t do to get him to stay. Dark and haunting and underpinned by genuine emotion and grief, Don’t Let Go is nevertheless a beautiful track, with Red’s crystalline vocals resonating with anyone who has gone through the grieving process.