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Jonas Blue & HRVY Host End of Summer Malibu Pool Party in Video for ‘Younger’

Directed by award-winning American filmmaker and director Daniel Carberry (Justin Bieber, Usher, Thirty Seconds to Mars & Bruno Mars), who also worked with Jonas in Bogota, Colombia, on the track ‘Wild’, the video reflects the song’s youthful and care-free attitude. Set by the poolside in Malibu, overlooking the ocean, you’re taken into an oasis where time stands still.

Fitzsimon And Brogan (FaB) have released a new single,”This Girl”

With the May release of their latest album “The Girl Who Shouted Love at the Heart of the World,” UK production and songwriting duo FaB (Fitzsimon and Brogan) have delivered their most accessible collection of songs to date. The first single release, “This Is Love” topped 24K Youtube views, while amassing nearly 48K Spotify streams. The track has also charted on both sides of the Atlantic, racing up the Airplay Today Rock charts, and entering the Euro Indie Top 100, making “This Is Love” one of their most successful singles.

Now, Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan have issued another release from “TGWSLATHOTW,” “This Girl.” “We were trying to write a song that wouldn’t sound out of place alongside such early Beatles classics as ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and ‘From Me to You,’ said Fitzsimon. “Something that would recapture the spirit and innocence of those tracks.”

SKYLARK & THE SCORPION – Reveal new video for ‘Come Forward And Say’

Set for release on Skinny Dog Records on 4th October 2019, Weather The Storm is both a record of majestic folk beauty and a breathtaking cinematic experience from the recording/writing partnership of Nick J Webb (The Lea Shores / Nadine Shah) and vocalist Petra Jean Phillipson (David Holmes/Martina Topley Bird/Marianne Faithful).

Toronto rapper Erich Mrak explores the ennui of life in the city on emotive new track

Hip-hop artist Erich Mrak is releasing murky new pop track, ‘City Lights’. Teaching himself to make beats when he was 13, Mrak absorbed the hip hop, RnB and pop records that he grew up listening to on the streets of Toronto. Experiments with loops and samples quickly turned into song writing that became an outlet for Erich in the better part of his teen years.

Xul Zolar Share ‘Your Ways’ Visuals + German Tour

Cologne based indie four-piece Xul Zolar share the third video from their ‘Nightfalls’ EP, this time for the ‘Your Ways’ single – out now via Asmara Records/Kitsuné Musique.

The gritty and raw visuals for ‘Your Ways’ were directed by Christoph Otto who explains that ‘out of a yearning to shoot in Cologne at night, cinematographer Brendan Uffelmann and I developed the short film AM ENDE DER NACHT. The four protagonists move in different ways towards and away from each other. It combines the fear of being alone and the hope of finding, through excessive hedonism, a distraction. The film is deliberately very open, so everyone can read their own story in it.”

Video: Dirty Needles – 4-Matic

This banging joint comes from Dirty Needles’ EP, “Paradise”. It’s the 3rd video from the project, with the first two being “I Think” and the title track of the same name, “Paradise”. The production is courtesy of Kollectiv, an up and coming producer from Cincinnati. He also appears in the video alongside Dirty Needles, who spits witty, fast paced bars in the city streets. Shooting took place in various locations in Columbus, courtesy of Chem Vision.

Wintersleep share video for new single “Free Fall”

Today, Wintersleep are sharing the video for their new track Free Fall. Released digitally alongside Fading Out last week – the songs having originally been an exclusive 7″ for Record Store Day – Free Fall’s video lands just as the band get their EU / UK tour underway. Free Fall again sees the band link up with award-winning film-maker Christopher Mills – creator of their astonishing animated video for Forest Fire – who offered the following thoughts on project.


Monsune ( Scott Zhang) re-emerged only weeks ago with stunning new offering, OUTTA MY MIND a track which quickly confirmed just why people were so excited when he released his debut single, Nothing In Return, in 2017. Now Monsune reveals his debut project, Tradition, a gorgeous collection of indie tinged left-soul tracks which showcase him as an artist to keep a keen eye on this year and beyond. Speaking on the project,

Mia Berg steps into the light with stunning future-pop single ‘Berlin’ + debut EP ‘Intro’      

Norwegian Mia Berg steps into the light with stunning future-pop single, which she releases alongside her debut EP ‘Intro’

Hailing from Oslo, until relatively recently, Mia has hidden her music from most. She maintained her music should be for her, and her alone. She decided to lift the veil in 2018, revealing her debut single ‘Hurry’ via Diamond Club, and then ‘Grow’ – both showcasing an enchanting ‘guitar&B’/neo-soul amalgam.


Multi-platinum rock band CHEVELLE return to the road across North America this fall. They hit the stage at Aftershock in Sacramento, CA on October 13 before a string of West Coast gigs through Las Rageous in Las Vegas, NV on October 19. Headline dates pick back up on November 22 in Cherokee, NC at Harrah’s Cherokee before canvasing the East Coast and Midwest and concluding on December 14 at Horseshoe Tunica in Robinsonville, MS.


Jimmy Eat World today announce details of their 10th studio album Surviving, to be released on October 18th via RCA Records. The acclaimed Arizona four piece also reveal the first dates of Surviving, The Tour as well as a run of intimate UK shows for the week of album release.

French Alternative Death-Metallers Shade And Dust streamed debut full-length effort ‘ERODE’

After about two years of hard work on stage and then in then studio, French alternative death-metallers Shade And Dust are proud to release their debut full-length album called ‘ERODE’ and available right now on CD & Digital through Bandcamp + the main legal services (iTunes, Deezer, Spotify….)

TOKYO TEA ROOM release the brilliantly hazy psych-pop of ‘Things Are Changing’

As life progresses, various pressures and influences, both internal and external start to pull you in a myriad directions, requiring choices to be made on a personal plane. Resolving yourself to an unyielding whole and accepting the best way to deal with these changes is the theme of hazy Canterbury psych-pop band Tokyo Tea Room’s mesmeric new single ‘Things Are Changing’. The sonics are reminiscent of bedroom-pop artist of today in MUNYA, Men I Trust or Inner Wave as well as taking cues from Tame Impala, DIIV and Mazzy Star.


Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning artist EVERLAST has dropped a new music video for his single “Smokin & Drinkin” directed by Los Angeles legend, Estevan Oriol. The track appears on Everlast’s most recent album WHITEY FORD’S HOUSE OF PAIN, which came out via his own Martyr-Inc label. “It was great to work again with my Soul Assassin brother on this video,” commented video director Estevan Oriol. “This video was inspired by one of my favorite writers Charles Bukowski.”

PORTLAND drop video for highly addictive ‘Killer’s Mind’ and announce debut album

Belgian upcoming talent Portland had an amazing summer. The band helmed by singer-songwriters Jente Pironet and Sarah Pepels played Rock Werchter and Pukkelpop and in between they finished their debut album with producer David Poltrock (Triggerfinger, Hooverphonic). “Your Colours Will Stain”, mixed by Grammy Award winning producer/mixer Eduardo De La Paz (Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit), is set for release on October 18 through [PIAS].

Ed Carlsen melds electronics & sky-high instrumentation on “Hands, Heart”

Italian composer/producer Ed Carlsen is professionally trained as a guitarist, although he ultimately translates these skills to piano, using his own compositions as the foundation in which to discover the instrument. It was an unconventional approach that allowed him to retain the versatility developed through studying the guitar.

Ed Carlsen Debuts New Single “Hands Heart”

Saint Asonia Drop “The Hunted” Video + New Song “Beast” + New Album “Flawed Design” Out 10/25

Rock band Saint Asonia have shared their brand new video for “The Hunted,” featuring Godsmack’s Sully Erna. The track continues to be one of the fastest growing songs at rock radio over the past few weeks and is poised to break into the Top 20.