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Dabbla & Rag’N’Bone Man collab in new video

Dripping in nostalgia, the ‘Tweeters’ video shows Dabbz and Ragz getting sucked into a retro console, to land in Pac-Man, Crash Bandicoot and Mario Kart. Fuck 8-bit, this is 4K.

Cold Reading (Indie) – New EP ‘Part 2: Present Tense’ out now & Eurotour

After releasing ‘Part 1: Past Perfect’ in May and achieving notable successes beyond the confines of their scene, they are ready to strike a new path. Where the first part was mainly influenced by the rawness of the Emo-/Post-Hardcore movement of the late 90s or early 2000s, part two offers a sound which moves away from the niche the band has been inhabiting so far. Now they are drawing inspiration from contemporary Indie and Pop music to complement their classic sound with new atmospheric elements.


Today Sports Team are pleased to share a new video. The video for ‘Fishing,’ directed by Kris Rimmer, captures the six-piece performing the track in a surreal studio setting as the camera continuously spins around them for a dizzying intensity equivalent to the energy of their live shows.

Alex Rice shares about the concept of the video, “don’t think we’ve ever actually been fishing but I imagine the high budget studio video captures all the spirit of a day at the quay.”


PAX drop spine-tingling new single ‘Pass The Bottle’

UK dance music duo PAX mark their return with new single ‘Pass The Bottle’, out 27th September via ABODE.

Combining dubbed-out transitions, sharp percussion and alluring vocals, ‘Pass The Bottle’ is an irresistibly refined club cut destined to make an impact on countless dancefloors in the coming months. With a snappy vocal hook transitioning into a bass driven groove, the track draws on PAX’s trademark sound.

PAX drop spine-tingling new single ‘Pass The Bottle’

Scottish multi-instrumentalist MALKA releases new single ‘Taking It Back’

Scottish singer and multi-instrumentalist MALKA has released her brand new single ‘Taking It Back’ through Tantrum Records. It’s the first taste of new music to be taken from her forthcoming third album due for release early next year.

Kiwi Jr. announce debut album ‘Football Money’ out Jan 17th on Persona Non Grata Records (Pip Blom etc.)

Toronto’s Kiwi Jr. are excited to announce worldwide release of their debut album Football Money, via Persona Non Grata Records, who turned heads with Pip Blom’s debut EP in 2018.

Segmentia – ‘Shanghai’

December 20, 2012 at 20:12, friends Arttu and Jere waited for the end of the world at their mutual friend’s place. The evening changed to night, and then to the next day… At least the end of the world didn’t come, so the two decided to set up a band. Initially, we would play cover songs from Hip-hop to Schlager, from Pop to Rock, and perform some gigs to study the art of playing together…

SALVATION: Chicago Noise Rock Trio To Release Year Of The Fly Full-Length Next Month Via Forge Again Records

SALVATION: Chicago Noise Rock Trio To Release Year Of The Fly Full-Length Next Month Via Forge Again Records; “Slit My Throat” Streaming, Preorders Available + Live Dates Announced

DEEPFALL To Release New Album ‘Broken’ 10/18

DEEPFALL conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty.

Cutting to the bone with soaring instrumental passages, spirited choruses, and precisely placed breakdowns, the band thrives in the expanse of rock ‘n’ roll’s vast sub-genres.

Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.


APOTHEUS: Portuguese prog death metallers unveil video for the track “A New Beginning”; album ‘The Far Star’ to be out via Black Lion Records

Portuguese prog infused melodeath metal act APOTHEUS are less than a month away from unleashing their sophomore album The Far Star. The quartet took a completely different approach with their first ever conceptual album, blending melodies with the story and emotion. The opus unfolds the untold story of our ancestry — a painful journey of survival in the majesty of the cosmos, but also a delicate introspective about the human nature. The Isaac Asimov inspired album reveals how the collision of two worlds resulted something new: a hope, a mission and a destination.

Out November 01st via Black Lion Records, each track of this opus narrates a different chapter of this epic saga.

For Skope: Nicky Romero’s Protocol presents “Protocol Lab – ADE 2019” + ADE showcase at Melkweg

Amsterdam Dance Event is around the corner, and like each year the Protocol’s team has prepared a special, ADE-themed release “Protocol Lab,” consisting of 5 exclusive tracks from some of their most promising artists. Starting Sep 07, Protocol will be dropping 1 track a day, till the final release of the EP on Sep 11. “Protocol Lab – ADE 2019” promotes “Nicky Romero & Friends” ADE showcase, which will take place on Oct 16 at iconic venue Melkweg.

Aron Magner’s SPAGA Announces Afternoon NYC Show During The Disco Biscuits’ New Year’s Run

The Disco Biscuits keyboardist Aron Magner will bring his relatively new jazz-focused side project, SPAGA, to NYC’s DROM for an afternoon performance on Sunday, December 29th. The show will take place on the day off between the second and third nights of the Biscuits’ four-night run at Playstation Theater, which conveniently lines up with night two of Phish’s New Year’s Eve run at Madison Square Garden.

Tamba Hali Releases New Single “Latido” Today, Announces Upcoming Project

Liberian-born recording artist and former Kansas City Linebacker, Tamba Hali, released the new single “Latido” feat. Geno and C.I.C. today via Relumae Records. The Masterkraft-produced track finds Tamba and fellow Liberian artists Geno and CIC vibing to the percussive yet breezy soundscape. “Latido” is the first single from Tamba’s upcoming project LIBERIA, a compilation featuring entirely Liberian artists, released via Tamba’s Relumae Records. “Latido” is available everywhere now.

Daniel Martin Diaz + Lesli Wood Share “Geist” // Others Record Out This Fall

The record is a meditative and moody mix of influences ranging from Can to Faust while remaining completely contemporary. The equally moody video for “Geist” is a compilation of haunting images that takes the viewer on an experimental journey of quiet, contemplative listening and immersion into beautiful sonic spaces.

Watch: Others (Daniel Martin Diaz + Lesli Wood) Share “Geist”

LAVISHER: Treble Premieres “Cynical” Single

As Nefarious Industries prepares for this month’s release of Drastic Shadows, the debut album by Chicago alt-rock outfit LAVISHER, the record’s first single is now playing. The song “Cynical” has been debuted through a premiere at Treble, as preorders and more for the record are posted.

[RIYL: Nouvelle Vague, Queens of the Stone Age, Inara George] Introducing Olivier Libaux

Olivier Libaux is a French songwriter and musician whose investment in music spans worldwide. Heavily influenced by English television and radio, Libaux developed a stronger connection to English art and culture than he did French. As a child, only at the age of six, he dove into classic rock and roll and music movements such as punk and New Wave before becoming a musician himself later in life with the start of his band, Nouvella Vague, who celebrate their 15th anniversary this year. Over time, he traversed through the evolutions of pop music, indie, 1950’s jazz, and Bossanova. Amidst this journey of sound exploration, he started his professional career as a musician in 1989 when his first band, Les Objets, (a French Pop band singing in French, influenced by The Smiths and The Pale Fountains) signed to Columbia Records.

Mustard Drops Video For “Ballin” With Roddy Ricch

Directed by Arrad, the accompanying music video finds the pair whipping around the city of angels in a luxury sports car and reminiscing on the days of their youth when they daydreamed about the level of success they are experiencing now. The infectious new single has already spent 9 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is currently #55 with a bullet.