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Lazybones release latest track ‘Trash Talk’ and announce UK tour

‘Trash Talk’, recorded by Ben Hampson of Agricultural Audio (Noel Gallagher, Bloc Party), is about “That moment when you know you’re about to say something you’ll regret, when you’re right on the edge and you just can’t stop it,” vocalist Candi Underwood explains.

Lazybones set for new track ‘Trash Talk’ and announce UK tour

NEWS: Harry Nilsson’s final album, ‘Losst and Founnd’ finally to see the light of day, Nov. 22 on Omnivore Recordings.

The music world was stunned on January 15, 1994, when superstar vocalist Harry Nilsson was struck down by a heart attack at the young age of 52.

What the music world did not know at the time was that the multiple Grammy®award-winning artist was at work on his first album of original material in nearly fifteen years — fans would have to wait another quarter of a century to hear it.

Arthur Kay provides earthy grooves to help maintain calm in the midst of chaos      

Drawing on the disparate influences such as Thundercat, James Blake and Sun Ra, Oslo-based Arthur Kay is on a mission to spread the gospel of Moog across Norway and eventually the world.

Glamorous Hollywood noir artist Lux Lyall shares ‘Switchblade Baby’ video

London’s upcoming starlet Lux Lyall arrives with the video for her seductive new single ‘Switchblade Baby’. A songwriter and poet, Lux melds glamorous Old-Hollywood noir with modern, dark pop sensibilities, laced with an enchanting mystique channeling PJ Harvey, Lana Del Rey and instrumentation reminiscent of the Bad Seeds.

M. T. Hadley announces debut album Empty and shares new single ‘Private Eye’

M. T. Hadley’s debut album Empty will come out on his own label of the same name on the 8th November. Empty, he says, is how people often feel. He hopes Empty makes listeners feel worse, and then better; but worse to begin with.

Polish alternative-post-rockers Walk Among Statues streamed new effort ‘Without Blood’ // Out now for Digital exclusive on all legal services

Evolving for a few years between alternative post-rock and emotional post-metal music, Polish quartet Walk Among Statues, influenced by “pulse of the universe”, just officially release its debut EP called ‘Without Blood’ for digital exclusive on the main legal services + Bandcamp.

HunBjørn releases crisp and dreamy new electro-pop single ‘Keep Breathing’

‘Keep Breathing’ is a heartfelt encouragement to stand by who you are. It’s inspired by the current tendency to display perfect lives on social media platforms and the direct negative impact it has, especially on young girls and boys’ self image and self esteem. It’s a call to pause for a minute and breathe.

The Darkness release brand new song ‘Easter Is Cancelled’

The Darkness have released the title track of their forthcoming jaw-dropping quasi-sci-fi concept album Easter Is Cancelled, out next Friday (Oct 4th) via Cooking Vinyl.

‘Easter Is Cancelled’ gives a taste of what to expect from the band’s most diverse album yet. The song features almighty guitar solos and riffs, delicate acoustic touches, highflying falsetto, barbarian chants and space-age electronics.

Martian Subculture Releases Latest Single “I Love My Friends”

“I Love My Friends was written in the midst of a lot of my friends and I growing up really fast for many different reasons. It’s basically a love letter to all those who have kept me occupied with dumb shit throughout long periods of very very dull shit. There’s also a line in their about a friend of mine naming her cat ‘Lofi'” -Martian Subculture


Today, the genre-bending instrumental music collective Saudade announced that it has signed with Los Angeles label/management company Sargent House. Along with the news comes “Crisis” a new instrumental track featuring a selection of Saudade members including mastermind Chuck Doom, John Medeski, David Torn (David Bowie, The Bad Plus, John Legend, etc,) and Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan, etc). Other members of the collective include Chino Moreno, Robert Thomas Jr. of Weather Report, Mackie Jayson of Cro-Mags and Dr. Know of Bad Brains. The track is a pummeling three minutes and thirty-four seconds that makes full use of the breadth of insurmountable talent found in Saudade. The song, produced by Chuck Doom, Chris Bittner and executive produced by Chino Moreno, is accompanied by a video created by Doom that pays tribute to his mentor Jaco Pastorius and features different members of the collective.


Global superstar Celine Dion has premiered the new music video for her lead single “Imperfections” today via Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Columbia Records. The Gabriel Coutu-Dumont directed music video is the first official visual released in support of her upcoming album Courage, which is set to be released on November 15.

Céline Dion Looks In The Mirror At Her Own ‘Imperfections’ In New Music Video

Weird n Wonderfull Short Film // Ruby Duff – “Miss U”

“I wanted to use this short film as a small introduction to how I look at life and how life looks at me”explains Duff, who’s created a visual that compliments the theatrical swirls to her layering gymnastic vocals, continuing “The idea of video was to capture the natural form. Myself & the director, Sam Sure, had a vision, not covered up by hair and makeup but with just the single eye of a camera. Accompanied by my own soundtrack, one of which that was made for the arts world.”

The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack

Today, contemporary folk luminary Rhiannon Giddens and 11-time Grammy Award-winning acclaimed songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois, alongside his band Heavy Sun, have released newly reimagined tracks from The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack as Amazon Originals. Giddens performs an austere banjo-accompanied version of the ballad “Cruel World,” while Daniel Lanois turns in a soulful and shimmering rendition of his song “That’s The Way It Is.” The tracks are now available to stream only on Amazon Music and in Ultra HD on Amazon Music HD.

Hey Skope Mag – Must see animated video for Fortnight in Florida – Perfect Indie Disco Vibes!

‘I Can’t Wait Forever’ is the city at night. A nocturne in blue. It is a story told through the shotgun clap of beats and pulsing synthesisers. A Hammond organ bursts into life with broad brush strokes. The finer points are attended to with guitars, and the low throbbing of a Com Truise style bassline. The speaker and the listener are in Phillies together at 3 AM, in the fall of 50’s Manhattan as black coffee is poured through the hanging pall of cigarette smoke and steam. Rain lashes the sidewalk outside and a neat bourbon sits untouched by the man in the blue suit whose gaze is fixed on some point, beyond our frame or comprehension. He is waiting for her but she no longer lives in the shared dream of the previous night. ‘I Can’t Wait Forever’ is about the hours lost waiting; lost in the myths we create. How can we ever decide which dreams to follow?

Just Announced: Taylor Grey Will Reunite With Why Don’t We in Europe for Select Dates + Premieres Tour Diary Video

Taylor Grey has just announced that she will be jumping back on tour with Why Don’t We for select dates on the European run of their 8 Letters 2019 World Tour. The announcement arrives paired with the release of another tour diary video, click to watch.


Australia’s Tones and I has made one of the biggest breakthroughs of the year. Her global smash ‘Dance Monkey’ is set to hit the UK Top 10 tomorrow, an achievement that it has matched in another ten countries. Having exceeded 210 million streams, it’s still growing by a further 30 million each week and has smashed the record for the longest running #1 by an Australian female solo artist on the ARIA Singles Chart – previously set 32 years ago by Kylie Minogue with ‘Locomotion’.

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Bangkok rapper Thaiboy Digital’s debut album Legendary Member out now on YEAR0001

Legendary Member is Thaiboy’s first solo body of work since his deportation from Sweden at the age of 18. Now based in Bangkok, Thaiboy created the album between Stockholm and London with producers Gud, Woesum and whitearmor, with guest appearances from Yung Lean, Ecco2k and Bladee. Listen to previously released album singles “Nervous, “IDGAF” and “Lip Service.”

Kiwi Jr. (members of Alvvays) + Skope Magazine

Debut single and album announce from Canada’s Kiwi Jr., originally hailing from Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island, an island just east of Canada and now residing in Toronto. We announce their first international single – “Salary Man” – this morning (11am) alongside a debut album, “Football Money”, to land January 17th on Persona Non Gratis (Pip Blom, Guided By Voices etc.)


GA-20 was formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston, MA in 2018. The project was born out of their mutual love of heavy traditional Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll of the late ’50s and early ’60s. Faherty and Stubbs bonded over legendary artists like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells. Feeling a void in current music, the duo have set out to write, record and perform a modern version of this beloved art form. Live, GA-20 is a trio of 2 guitars, vocals and drums. Raw, passionate and honest performance – both on stage and in the studio – is the only goal.

SHAED X ZAYN = “Trampoline” Out Now!

SHAED is having a moment right now thanks to the massive success of their debut single “Trampoline.” Now the DC trio is taking it up another notch with the help of ZAYN – who has lent his vocal to a spectacular new version of the track that features a duet between the pop star and SHAED’s Chelsea Lee. “‘Pillowtalk’ is one of my all-time favorite songs,” said Lee, adding, “I warm up to it all the time so singing a duet with ZAYN is extra special and totally surreal.”

PLANET OF ZEUS stream riotous new album in full!

Greece’s heavy rock torchbearers PLANET OF ZEUS unveil their forceful and revolutionary fifth album ‘Faith In Physics’ in its entirety today, before its official release tomorrow on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

‘Faith In Physics’ is undoubtedly the Athens foursome’s most multifaceted and enthralling release yet. It’s all about the maelstrom riffs, the hooks, the fist-pumping choruses, and an unrivaled art for conscious, mass-gathering lyrics.

Domino To Issue ‘We Are Beat Happening’ 7xLP Box Set on November 29th

On November 29th, Domino will release We Are Beat Happening, a box set of the band’s entire recorded output: seven LPs that showcase how the band created an international network of underground pop entirely on their own terms. The albums have been newly remastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios, and this will be the first time the entire Beat Happening catalogue has been in print in over a decade.