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Rotterdam duo THE POLICY release new art-house single ‘Changes’ ft. Tessa Rose Jackson

Dutch duo The Policy unveil new single ‘Changes’, a further example of their self-coined and largely analogue production style, ‘Art-House’. Lending vocals is Tessa Rose Jackson, who performs under her own acclaimed alt.pop/multi-media project Someone. They’re teaming up with [PIAS] Netherlands (Rina Mushonga, Matt Simons, Someone) for the release.

Smoke Fairies To Release New Album: Darkness Brings The Wonders Home Out January 31st, 2020

Smoke Fairies have announced the release their first album in four years. Darkness Brings The Wonders Home will be released on January 31st, 2020.

Smoke Fairies are Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire who first met at school in their native England. For this LP they traveled to Seattle to record Darkness Brings The Wonders Home with producer Phil Ek (The Black Angels, Fleet Foxes, The Shins) and over the course of a rigorous month-long session in Seattle, adopted a purposely intimate approach to achieving a singular sonic tone.


Brave and bold are two words that you could use to describe GLORIA. Crafting an other-worldly, avant-garde blend of electronica, RnB and pop, her creations defy traditional boundaries and cross in to the other realm. This outsider is ready to present her first full body of art; ‘TESTIFY;’ an open letter from the artist baring all. TESTIFY is released on September 25th through GAIKA’s ‘THE SPECTACULAR EMPIRE’ label; a testimony of dystopian glory telling a story of new beginnings, shedding skin and empowerment.

NEW SINGLE – Callum Beattie Shares Moving Track ‘Nothing Hurts Like You’, Out Today

Scottish singer-songwriter, Callum Beattie shares new single ‘Nothing Hurts Like You’, out today via 3beat / Universal Music. ‘Nothing Hurts Like You’ had its first play on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 show. Beattie will be performing live in London and Manchester in March 2020 – tickets are on sale now.

Jordan Lindley Releases Breakup Single, “Over Me”

Nashville songwriter Jordan Lindley has released “Over Me,” the second single from his upcoming debut solo EP, Look Back. The entire EP was co-produced by Collin Pastore (boygenius, Lucy Dacus) along with Jake Finch who also played drums on the album. “Over Me” is available beginning today at all digital outlets, with the release of Look Back EP expected early this November.

The Mocking Jays – Share strident new cut “I Can’t Be Without Your Love”

The latest in a string of electrifying recent releases from the fast-rising midlands outfit is an anthem unlike any they have made before; a record teeming with louche guitar licks, whipsnade rhythms and an all-conquering indie-disco strut. Out on 13th September, the track marks a grittier, more reflective and altogether unpredictable new direction for The Mocking Jays.

Body of Light shares ‘Time To Kill’ (Cooper Saver Remix) + announces European tour dates

Birthed from Arizona’s regaled Ascetic House collective, Body of Light is a dark synth-pop outfit comprised of young brothers Andrew and Alexander Jarson. What began as a vehicle for their exploration of noise and sound during their early teens has evolved into an established production over the last decade, as Body of Light continues to carve out their own style of complex, structured, and moving dancefloor electronics.

ABBATH Release Official Music Video for “Hecate,”

The video release comes ahead of the band’s North American co-headliner with OBITUARY, which kicks off THIS Friday, September 27, in Baton Rogue, LA. The trek will conclude on October 22 in Lexington, KY.

Julian Lamadrid Releases “Red Car” Music Video Today With Arista Records

Born and raised in Dubai to Mexican expats, Julian has previously released “Mess”, “Neon” and most recently, “Die Young”, off of his forthcoming album Mala Noche, which will come out this fall. Julian composed, wrote and produced the record in its entirety, as well as directed all of the accompanying visuals.

Chartreuse Share New Track “Midnight Oil”

The EP was recorded in Tottenham alongside producer Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode), and features four tracks. The EP is a culmination of the band’s initial writing, figuring out who they want to be, what they want to say, and then a complete reshaping of those early sketches, to capture a mood and an atmosphere for their first visit to a studio. It’s a moving, vivid collection of moody songs and a very promising listen.

The Hussy Release New Track and Video Ahead of Release of “Looming” LP on Dirtnap Records this Friday!

At the end of 2018 The Hussy started tracking their new LP, Looming, the follow-up to their fifth studio album, Galore (2015 – Southpaw Records). Galore saw the band move into a more focused direction with earnest mid-fi production and added arrangements, while still keeping true to Bobby and Heather’s knack for writing consistently catchy pop morsels. Looming takes the band in a decidedly dismal and defiantly dark direction. It tackles topics such as death, sudden loss, divorce, addiction and these politically depressing times we live in. The record is 16 tracks of trash-pop that run the entire gamut of punk-rock-n-roll. There are spacey leads, heavy sonics, slicing rhythms and generally gnarly sounds all tucked beneath The Hussy’s patented blanket of hook. This is the “new” heavier three-piece version of The Hussy, but the band hasn’t lost any of it’s knack for a sugar sweet melodies. Looming will be released by Dirtnap Records on September 27th and the band will be embarking on US and European Tours.

pronoun unveils music video for “temporary tantrum” with major John Hughes vibes    

One woman band pronoun (Alyse Vellturo) is here to remind you that heartache is fleeting on her track, “temporary tantrum.” Today, she returns with the visual that showcases some major John Hughes vibes. The track comes from her debut album i’ll show you stronger – buy here.

i’ll show you stronger started to materialize as early as 2016 with her debut EP as pronoun, there’s no one new around you. Enduring “a horrible breakup,” she refocused on her artistry and wrote this initial body of work in between day jobs in the industry. Upheld by her production, instrumentation, and voice, pronoun attracted widespread critical acclaim from the likes of the New York Times, Boston Globe, NPR, The Line of Best Fit, and many more.

WOLFBRIGADE To Release Their Tenth Full-Length, The Enemy: Reality, Through Southern Lord In November

Southern Lord has issued the details of WOLFBRIGADE’s impending tenth full-length, The Enemy: Reality, now confirmed for release on November 8th.

On the wind-bitten plains of Skaraborg, Sweden, the wolves have arisen once again. They are on the prowl, yearning for your blood, warm and fresh. On their tenth album, WOLFBRIGADE cuts deep, and they are ruthless. This time they have only submitted to themselves, from recording to production and artwork working in isolation, resulting in heightened senses and sharpened fangs. The ten songs rip into both body and mind, with no holds barred regarding power, substance, and melody.

Big Wild announces new acoustic EP ‘Superdream: Analog Sessions’

Singer, songwriter and producer Big Wild (aka Jackson Stell) has released the first single ‘No Words (Analog Sessions)’ from his highly anticipated EP, ‘Superdream: Analog Sessions’, out 4th October via Counter Records.

A five-track release, ‘Superdream: Analog Sessions’ is made up of acoustic versions of select tracks from Superdream, Big Wild’s acclaimed debut album. The forthcoming EP marks a shift in musical direction, as the artist has reinvented the electric originals into delicate and emotive pieces, presenting an entirely new sound.

Black Metal Force IMPERIUM DEKADENZ Premiere Brand New Video, “Bis Ich Bin!”

August 30th saw the Atmospheric Black Metal duo, Imperium Dekadenz, return with their critically acclaimed new album, When We Are Forgotten, on Napalm Records. On their sixth studio record, the band has unleashed a true stunner, taking the genre of the darkest art in metal to a totally new level storming the Top 100 album charts from Germany to the United States! When We Are Forgotten dives deep into a complex cosmos made of anger, loneliness, melancholy and pure destruction. The band’s magnum opus not only convinces with a dynamic, energetic and organic production, while still maintaining that unpolished sound they are known for. In support of When We Are Forgotten, Imperium Dekadenz are now premiering an official music video, produced by Horaz himself, for the blistering to dark track “Bis Ich Bin.” Watch it HERE!

Jon Regen Premieres New Song “East Side Blues” on The Jazz Show With Jamie Cullum on BBC 2

Yesterday, the New York-based singer, songwriter and acclaimed pianist Jon Regen premiered his new song “East Side Blues” on BBC Radio 2’s The Jazz Show with Jamie Cullum. The album, produced by Jamiroquai’s Matt Johnson, is now available for pre-order and includes instant downloads of that track along with “Wide Awake,” “Higher Ground” and “Who Cares If Everybody Else Knows.”

After playing the song, Cullum remarked, “Not only is he a great musician and songwriter, but he’s a real, true supporter of other musicians… he does that whilst making pretty sick music himself!”

Sonny Winnebago releases wonderfully infectious debut single ‘Take Me For A Ride’ on the 18th of Oct

Sonny Winnebago is the moniker of Welsh-Australian troubadour /musician Harvey Jones, who’s spent the entirety of 2019 living out of his battered suitcase and beloved camper van. His infectious music is drenched with rose-tinted nostalgia and infused with a ‘melody is king’ approach to pop writing, drawing inspiration from 1970s figures Harry Nilsson & Cat Stevens. With a tapestry of radiant melodies and a knack for bright percussive and instrumental hooks, his music is also for fans of Postal Service, Sweet Baboo, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens and David Byrne.