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“Most of us know what it feels like to be led on, betrayed, or lied to,” says Once A Tree. “We all deserve honesty, love, and loyalty. This song is about having the courage to get rid of the toxic people or relationships in our lives.”

LA-Based Indie Rock Trio BLAME BABY Releease Raucous Debut Single “Headcase” Today

Los Angeles-based Blame Baby are set to release their raucous debut single “Headcase” digitally on September 20. Consisting of Jesse Johnson on lead vocals and guitar, Omar D. Brancato on bass and backing vocals, and Matt Tucci on drums and backing vocals, the band seamlessly blend high intensity, punk-inflected rock with masterfully melodic flourishes. Produced by Frederick Thaae (Kate Nash, Saint Motel, The Glorious Sons), “Headcase” is a dark yet exhilarating musical statement of intent for the new band. Thematically inspired by Johnson’s younger sister Grace, the band effortlessly tackles legitimately dark themes of self-realization and identity confusion and offers them up within a striking power pop framework.

Indie Singer/Songwriter DAYVID Releases New Single “Wasted Luv”

“Wasted Luv,” was produced by Grammy-Nominated producer Morgan Taylor Reid (Marshmello, Jack & Jack, CHROMEO), and is co-written by DAYVID and Reid. The single was mixed by DJ Swivel and mastered by Chris Gehringer. “Wasted Luv” is released by DAYVID Music with AWAL being the global distributor.

Wildlife’s new single + Skope Mag

Wildlife erupted onto the stage with Strike Hard, Young Diamond in 2010. The band carried their ethos of live inclusivity with an ever-increasing desire to tear down the barrier between artist and audience. They followed up in 2013 with On the Heart, a mixture of sweat, screams and tears from the studio. A concept record, On the Heart is a love letter to the heart itself; its ache, strength and longing. The hit single “Lightning Tent” was a nation wide radio success injecting Wildlife’s signature sound into everything from beer commercials to Hollywood films. They pushed forward with Age of Everything in 2016, jumping to the top of indie rock playlists the internet over, amassing over 10 million streams.


Continuing to engage listeners on an intimate level with unfiltered candor, Los Angeles based pop singer-songwriter Anna Clendening reveals her new single entitled “If I’m Being Honest” today via East West Records.

Co-written by Noah Conrad [Steve Aoki, Backstreet Boys, BTS], “If I’m Being Honest” pairs stark and sparse guitar with a soulful solo vocal. On the verses, she delivers a heartfelt send-off to an ex before a hard-hitting hook, “If I’m being honest I miss you, but I hate you at the same time.”

Robbie Robertson’s Enthralling New Album, “Sinematic,” Out Today Via UMe

The long wait is over – Robbie Robertson’s eagerly anticipated new album Sinematic, is out today, September 20, via UMe. The legendary songwriter’s first new studio album in eight years was inspired by his decades of creating and composing music for film and is filled with gripping tales of villainy and vice, mobsters and gangsters embroiled in corruption and crime, melancholy stories about destruction and devastation and a pair of deeply personal songs about The Band and the youthful dream that launched his wildly successful six decade-long career. The evocative 13-song collection, which plays like a series of mini movies, builds on Robertson’s celebrated solo works while pushing his songwriting into exciting new sonic territory. Sinematic is receiving rave reviews:

“An album of story-songs set to the sort of diaphanously blues-rock that characterizes Robertson’s sleek, expansive film music… Robertson’s guitar is a voice that always rings true.” – Rolling Stone

“The Band legend’s first solo album since 2011 is a blockbuster.” – MOJO

Calyx & Teebee Present ‘Made in Detroit’

The Plates series from Calyx & Teebee has seen them strip back todays music conventions and release records in a format which draws full attention to each innovative part of the project. For its fourth chapter, they’re about to deliver ‘Made in Detroit’, a track which has already garnered chaotic reactions from audiences, especially when dropped at this years Boomtown festival. It’s a take on the classic sound through the lens of Calyx & Teebee and a cut which hints at the duo’s antiquity. With techno influences being a driving force behind ‘Made in Detroit’, although switched to a hammering drum & bass tempo and given the expert Calyx & Teebee moniker, you’re brought into patches of twisting, grappling bass and bleeping, atmospheric stabs, building to create an immersive landscape. Following the seven-minute journey ‘Look to the Skies’, ‘Made it Detroit’ continues the same ethos of Plates but through a different sonic spectrum whilst still holding their impeccable standards. Prepare, once more, to be pulled into the world of Plates.

VLAD IN TEARS : New single & video for “Dead”

Vlad In Tears have releasd their second single from their upcoming record DEAD STORIES OF FORSAKEN LOVERS. DEAD is coming up with a topic we are all used to: When love dies. Everytime we lose somebody we love, there is a part of us which dies with them. And after that, we will never be the same again.

Putting all these feelings – grief, pain, anger, relief – perfectly into pictures, the single DEAD will come with a video made by Ronny Zeisberg. It’s something nobody expected. It’s powerful, emotional and bloody. It will shake you to the core.

Yara Lapidus – Track: Just a Dream Away

Little wonder: her self-penned lyrics tell of love and its origin, whether in desire, loneliness, or obsession. Her music, as spacious and acoustic as it is epic and orchestral, is at the service of her expressive voice. A vocal instrument imbued with feeling and experience – the Paris-based Yara has lived several lives – and something more mercurial, something glimpsed.

The Handsome Bandit – Track: Believe You Me

Celebrated as “a refreshingly catchy new band that’s fearless, demands the stage, and charms their audience!” The Chicago Band, The Handsome Bandit discovered its unique cocktail blend of Pop-Rock with a sprinkle of Swing when two creative singer-songwriters merged their artistic passions. Eric Niequist’s powerful lead vocals and edgy bass riffs weave alongside the intricate piano melodies and warm vocals of Allison Hogan. The Handsome Bandit will have you energized and enthralled with their foot stomping sing-alongs, dynamic ballads, and thunderous anthems!

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.”

Noah James Hittner’s latest multi-genre album grooves & emotes – ‘Willing’

Musician, author and entrepreneur, Noah James Hittner, was born and raised in the beautiful driftless region of the rural Midwest, where his work has led him to appear on both radio and network television.

Sydney MC J.P Releases An Empowering New Single ‘Over’

J.P’s lyricism can be described as combining slick metaphors with a personal backstory. ‘Over’ is no exception, it’s a single that was influenced from ups and downs with someone J.P thought he could have had a future with. It’s a mixture of the feeling you get of putting in effort and getting mixed messages back.

Sera to release brand new single ‘Into The Woods’ Via CEG Records 04/09 #Americana #Folk

‘Into the Woods’ is the follow-up to SERA’s acclaimed ‘Rabbit Hole’ single which was released in June to acclaimed reviews, and extensive radio support. ‘Into The Woods’ is a continuation on the theme of twisted fairytales, and will be released digitally via CEG Records / Pyst Distribution on the 4th of October.

Patrick Martin releases new single ‘Both Of You’ through B-Unique Records

Packed with a killer hook and a seismic pop chorus, Patrick Martin releases his brand new single ‘Both Of You’ through B-Unique Records. ‘Both Of You’ kicks off his partnership with British producer Kid Harpoon (Florence + The Machine, Harry Styles). Blessed with a Springsteen-esque vocal, it’s about betrayal, from the point of view of the person left behind. Listen to ‘Both Of You’ here

New Music // Roken – “Be Alone”

Space is a healer for Roken, who today releases his new son, Be Alone, which combines introspective story-telling with exquisite production that bounces against the message of heartache in perfect juxtaposition.

What Is Alexa Rank And Why Is It Important?

We all love to compare and measure the success of our websites; there’s something addictive about checking to see how your website is doing versus your competitors. Your Alexa ranking is one way to achieve that.

Alexa (owned by Amazon) is an analytics company that provides free and paid tools for webmasters, including keyword research, competitive analysis, and site audits. One of their free resources is the Alexa Traffic Rankings, which rank websites according to their authority.

Alexa compares a website’s popularity over the last three months with other websites, using that data to assign it a ranking. In the rankings, a lower number is better, with rank #1 being the top sport. Low-traffic websites often rank in the hundreds of thousands or millions.

New > AMA Shares New Video > ‘Destination’ > watch here

Today,19-year-old West Londoner AMA shares the video for the single ‘Destination’, taken from her debut EP ‘SCREENLUV’, out now on Dirty Hit. Destination’ finds AMA looking firmly forward, “its all about not hesitating to chase after the things you want, believing in yourself and not giving up, feeling that fire inside and putting your best foot forward”, watch the Glenn Kitson directed video here.