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New Releases for November 29, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Kungs drops confident new single ‘Paris’

French DJ and producer Kungs has unveiled new single ‘Paris’, out now via Universal.

Kungs’ first release of 2019, ‘Paris’ is a polished, emotionally-tinged slice of electronica. A mature sound with lots of depth, the track is a statement of intent from this exciting young artist.

Kungs drops confident new single ‘Paris’


Claye’s songwriting gift has resulted in him writing hits for the likes of Sean Paul, Chip and Aloe Blacc, but the UK-based,Kingston-born artist has put the spotlight back on himself. His recent singles ‘Murda’ and ‘Forever’ have picked up support at radio and press alike, with Kiss Fresh, 1Xtra, House of Solo and Clash all highlighting Claye’s undeniable talent.

The Legends share “First Prize (feat. Club 8)”

Swedish mastermind Johan Angergård has released six albums and numerous singles under his The Legends moniker since the 00’s. He’s now working on a series of singles and possibly an album.

Johan is a member of Acid House Kings, Djustin, Pallers and, yes… one half of the duo Club 8. So what makes this a The Legends single and not Club 8? Well, THIS particular one is unmistakingly legendary…

Skream releases new single ‘Ectogazm’ on Ministry Of Sound

Celebrated UK artist Skream has unveiled his latest single ‘Ectogazm’, out 29th November via Ministry Of Sound.

Underpinned by an infectious piano, ‘Ectogazm’ harks back to the golden era of rave while simultaneously offering something new and fresh. It’s a track that looks destined to make it onto countless dancefloors and radio shows alike over the winter period.

TOKYO TEA ROOM unveil hazy psych-pop EP ‘Dream Room’ via A Certain Kind Records

Tokyo Tea Room release the ‘Dream Room’ EP today via A Certain Kind Records. Vibrant synths, glimmering guitars and addictive rhythm section grooves combine to provide a bed for Beth Plumb and Daniel Elliot’s airy, ethereal vocals across four quintessential examples of their hazy psych-pop sound. Occupying a similar space to the collegiate bedroom indie of MUNYA, Men I Trust or Far Caspian as well as taking cues from Tame Impala, DIIV, Air and Mazzy Star.

Tokyo Tea Room unveil hazy psych-pop EP ‘Dream Room’ via A Certain Kind Records

Never The Brave drop heartfelt new single ‘Painkillers’

London-based two-piece Never The Brave have unveiled their new single ‘Painkillers’, out now via FutureKind / OUTCRY.

A sombre, hard-hitting single that tackles themes of depression and losing a loved one, ‘Painkillers’ is a stunning yet affecting track that leaves a lasting impression on the listener.

Singer Brian Evans to Author Non-Fiction Autobiography, “The Opening Act”

Hartlepool quartet PLAZA release their new EP ‘wernotplaza’ via CLUE Records (YOWL, Crushed Beaks, Van Houten), pulling together an evolved version of their trademark, icy, visceral self-coined post-indie sound. In keeping with a growing tendency towards music free of narrow genre constraints, influences across the 4-tracks range from Foals, DIIV or Wolf Alice to the experimental RnB of Frank Ocean.

New > Nardeydey > shares new song “Slippin” > debut EP “Nardeydey” out today

“The London-based musical polymath Shirley Tetteh is a wearer of many hats: guitarist, composer, jazz collective founder. As her latest incarnation Nardeydey, she has released a punch bowl brew of a song: a little italo disco here, a little post-punk there” – Pitchfork

“London’s Nardeydey has played guitar for Anderson .Paak and Little Simz. On her debut solo single, she melds dub with post-punk in an explosion of alt-pop sound of melody.” The FADER

The Game shares new album Born 2 Rap

Today, on Compton rapper The Game’s 40th birthday, he releases his highly-anticipated ninth studio album Born 2 Rap. This final album caps off 15 years since The Game’s classic debut album, The Documentary, that’s been credited for reviving West Coast hip hop.

Available via Entertainment One/5th Amendment/Prolific Records, the 24 track project features an all-star line-up including Ed Sheeran, Miguel, Travis Barker, Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle, 21 Savage, Bryson Tiller, Anderson .Paak, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Masego, D Smoke and more.

ALMA releases remix of her current single “Bad News Baby” with Digital Farm Animals

After the launch of her track ‘Bad News Baby’, Finnish, highlighter haired superstar ALMA teams up with Digital Farm Animals to bring us ‘Bad News Baby (DFA remix)’

The English DJ, producer and Digital Farm Animals, who has worked with the likes of Noah Cyrus, Louis Tomlinson, Dua Lipa and Little Mix, has reworked the track, which was originally produced by friend and co-writer Al Shux (Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Ray) and written by Alma, Joe Janiak (Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo, Britney Spears) and Al Shux.

New > Lung Dart share video for ‘AV Duet’

This November experimental duo Lung Dart release their most accomplished record to date: ‘Slouching Towards Meridian’. Inspired by the Rest Zone of the long-defunct Millennium Dome, their latest LP draws on the pair’s shared sense of millennial melancholia across twelve tracks of submerged songwriting and woozy ambience. Combining unorthodox production techniques, with an ear for melody, the result is a spellbinding reflection on growing up with the 21st century.

Brighton dreamers Nature TV release ‘Emotion Sickness’ EP

Establishing themselves as major players in the city’s thriving indie scene, Brighton dreamers Nature TV cap off an impressive few months with the release of their Emotion Sickness EP, out today via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Honey Moon).

Joining forces with the cult indie label earlier this autumn, the rising quartet have since shared sparkling lead singles She Wants To See You Cry and Only One, attracting glowing praise throughout the tastemaker community (The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, Dork, Clash, Gigwise) and firmly solidifying their status among Brighton’s emerging elite.

Revered duo SQWAD drop imposing new single ‘Big Ting Vibe’

French duo SQWAD have unveiled their new single ‘Big Ting Vibe’, out on Friday 29th November via DJ Snake’s record label Premiere Classe.

Harnessing a sound that SQWAD have made their own over the past few years, ‘Big Ting Vibe’ is an imposing, bass-heavy release that pairs speaker-shuddering bass with mutated Patois vocals to devastating effect.

KAMCHATKA: rifftastic new album streaming in full!

Swedish blues rock power trio KAMCHATKA are set to release their seventh studio album ‘Hoodoo Lightning’ this December 6th on Border Music, and embark on their European tour with Clutch and Graveyard. Fasten your seatbelts and rock’n’roll!

Guitarist and vocalist Thomas Juneor Andersson comments: “I think all of us were a little bit surprised about the interest from European promotors after our break and not having any new released material under our belts, but it also made us more confident in recording a new album. Some of the shows we played in ’18 were the best ones we’ve ever done in the 15 year history of the band so I was definitely looking forward to write new songs.”

Review & First Listen : Kamchatka – Hoodoo Lightning


“JAGGED LITTLE PILL (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)” features all-new renditions of songs originally featured on Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking 1995 debut album co-written by Glenn Ballard – including such hits as “You Oughta Know,” “Hand In My Pocket,” and “Ironic” – along with other selections from her extensive catalog, and two new songs – “Smiling” and “Predator” – written expressly for the musical by Morissette & Michael Farrell. The album is produced by Neal Avron & Tom Kitt and co-produced by Pete Ganbarg, Craig Rosen, Michael Parker, Vivek J. Tiwary, Arvind Ethan David, and Eva Price.

Calista Kazuko New Album ‘Empress’

Today is the release of Calista Kazuko’s album Empress. It’s a been a monster in the works with a number of supporting videos along the way. The concept is all about different Empress’ in time within each track, all set with their own unique twist. The album is charismatic, cinematic and glorious all in one.

NEW SINGLE: Emerging UK Artist, Alfreda Stuns On ‘This Room’, Out Now.

“‘This Room’ expresses a softer side to the same toxic relationship I was in,” Alfreda says. “I really wanted to make things work, and in the chorus I devotedly express this, but in the verses I slowly start to compile all the reasons it was never going to work. In terms of the structure of the song, I wanted all the verses to have a different melody and style to give the feeling of something progressing. But the chorus always stays the same, as that message never goes away.”

Vianni delivers video for infectious new single ‘YOU’

UK singer-songwriter Vianni has now unveiled his new single ‘YOU’, out today.

A combination of irresistibly smooth vocals and delicate, weightless production, ‘YOU’ sees Vianni serenading his new lover in his own special way. The accompanying official video depicts this romance in real time, a perfect visual representation of the track’s vibe.

It follows on from previous single ‘PLT’, a similarly smooth single that marked his return from a short hiatus. Both tracks will feature on forthcoming EP Home Run, out next month.