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MAX RAD – ‘Oh My Brother’

Using a group of male street dancers, the concept of the video touches on Max at that period of time after the loss of his dad. In his own world and headspace and not being in complete control of the things around him. In the video he makes a few attempts to get away from his friends and environment but always finds himself back in the thick of it all.

WATCH: James Hersey x ELI Share ‘Hands On Me’ Official Video – Out Now

“‘Hands On Me’ is about loving someone who’s lost the power to love themselves. It’s about offering yourself as a sanctuary for the other when times get bad. We want to give our fans the courage and means to speak up and reach out when it’s all too much. To show them that we’re here for them, and that we should all be here for one another.” – James Hersey & ELI


Hailing from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, songwriter, Jennah Barry is today airing her new single, ‘Pink Grey Blue’. Following on the heels of ‘The Real Moon’, released earlier this autumn, ‘Pink Grey Blue’ arrives in tandem with details of Barry’s sophomore nine-track album, Holiday – set for release via Forward Music Group on March 27, 2020.

Introducing South London’s otta

Last week, South-London artist otta released her debut single ‘small hours’ to significant support from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit as their Song Of The Day, The Guardian, CLASH, Dummy and more.

Today The FADER have premiered the patchwork, skewed video to “small hours” saying that it “captures a sense of serenity and space perfectly. The interior scenes, shot in a London flat, meanwhile, offer a more manic and claustrophobic take on the song’s dueling themes.”

WATCH: Howard Kaye Releases ‘Nightmares’ Official Video – Out Now.

Self-written track, ‘Nightmares’ begins with heavy unsettling synths and an ominous bass, that instantly resembles Howard’s conflicting thoughts as he fights away his inner demons. As the heart-beating piano riffs brings the song to life, the chorus introduces the distinctive R&B vocal that define Kaye’s ability to incorporate diverse styles of music into one brilliantly innovative track.

INTRODUCING Cj Pandit New video ‘Karelu’

By definition Karelu is; ‘The mark something leaves on the skin when worn too tight’. The debut single from Lecister native Cj Pandit is launching hand in hand with a zine and photography exhibition. Karelu is something for all the senses.

Speaking more on the track CJ States; “Karelu is centred around appreciating past relationships, friendships and family dynamics with all their flaws, and moving forward and seeing beauty in the toughest of times. Celebrating relationships and the marks we make on one another, the items we keep and leave behind, and the stories they encapsulate.”

West Wind – ‘River’ Single

Upon the release of lead single River, Ulladulla outfit West Wind set their sights on a golden horizon of their warmly understated and deeply irresistible selection of soulful dance tracks on their EP Sundown.

West Wind are a four-piece band who distill elements of funk and downtempo dance genres into a style of dance music that tastefully balances the acoustic and electronic. Producer Marc Andrews and singer Mitch Fa’oa’s songwriting dynamic elicits the sensual juxtaposition of deep house escapism and indie- dance approachability. Their EP, Sundown, will be released January 24th, 2020 and supported by an east coast tour.

Sean Christopher releases live video for haunting new single ‘OHEJA’

Following the recent release of his haunting new single ‘OHEJA’, today Dutch born Bristol based singer-songwriter and composer Sean Christopher releases a beautiful live studio session to accompany the new single and featuring a number of his fury friends!

Speaking about the live video Sean says, “In this room in Bristol I recorded most of the songs for my second album, kind of to prove to myself that I don’t need a studio or a massive impressive space. Plus here I’m always surrounded by Bin and Bom (my cats) and Ollie & Chuni (my dogs). They always join in as soon as I start fiddling around.”

mmeadows reveal new single ‘This Way’

Rising NYC based duo mmeadows continue to move towards the release of their anticipated debut EP with the reveal a wondrous indie jam, This Way. Having gained the acclaim of the likes of Wonderland, PASTE and FLOOD already, This Way cements mmeadows as a new band to add to your ones to watch list for 2020. Speaking on the release of This Way, mmeadows state:


Having returned this Autumn to announce the upcoming release of long-awaited debut album West of Eden, alongside the explosive comeback singles ‘LOADED’ and ‘The West is Dead’, London based five-piece HMLTD today share the stunning animated video for new track ‘Why?’.

The story for the video was written by guitarist James, with its visuals created by Collectif 99°, an artist-led collective and organisation founded by 10 graduates of the Atelier Supérieur d’Animation in Paris.

WATCH: Tiggs Da Author Shares ‘TRAFFIC JAM RIDDIM’ Feat. SL Lyric Video

Tiggs Da Author finally shares his long-awaited mixtape ‘MOREFIRE’ – out now via Alacran Records. Featuring an eclectic mix of leading artists who are emerging out the UK music scene, Tiggs teams up with some of the ‘Best of British’, comprising of NSG, Not3s, Nafe Smallz, K-Trap, Blade Brown and more.

On-The-Go captivates with a catchy chorus on their mesmerizing track ‘High’

‘High’ is the third single from the upcoming album ‘Unsaid’ by the Russian indie pop quintet On-The-Go, featuring Naadia, an indie pop band created by a mellow voiced singer Nadezhda Gritskevich. On the track ‘High’ Yura Makarychev, the frontman of On-The-Go says: “Although lyrics for this song are not written by me, being a parent of two kids I truly understand the meaning of this topic. The first version of the song was written by Naadia for her previous Project already back in 2012. With the arrangement by Maxim (the composer, producer, guitarist and vocalist of the band), the song matured and is now being released at the right time as the best version of itself.”

Smokepurpp Shares New Trailer for Deadstar 2, Releasing December 13th via Alamo Records

Bursting onto the scene with his impish attitude and predilection for short-form bangers, Smokepurpp is ready to reach his full potential. Today, Purpp shares more information about Deadstar 2, his anticipated debut album. Executive-produced by Mike Dean, Deadstar 2 expands and refines Smokepurpp’s winning formula, bursting with sonic detail, but with enough space for Purpp to spin his witty bars into hard-hitting cadences. The album features appearances from Lil Skies on the recent single “Dirty Dirty,” as well as additional guest spots from Trippie Redd, Ty Dolla $ign, Moneybagg Yo, and Denzel Curry. Featuring production from the likes of Murda Beatz, Ronny J, Go Grizzly, Apex Martin, and more, Deadstar 2 is the ultimate showcase yet for Purpp’s intergalactic appeal, equally suited to headphone listening and festival moshing. Featuring the Go Grizzly-produced single “Stevie,” Deadstar 2 arrives on December 13th via Alamo Records.

SHOPPING announce new album ‘All Or Nothing’ and share ‘Initiative’

Shopping announce “All Or Nothing”, their new album out 7th February on FatCat Records, and present the video for lead single, “Initiative.” Following 2018’s “The Official Body”, the songs that make up “All or Nothing” are the band’s boldest yet; confident, elastic, streamlined grooves that crackle with energy and intention. The trio’s vision – deeply queer; political by default – place them in a radical lineage of dance, a continuum connecting disco and post-punk to Chicago house.