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London trio Fassine wage war with cinematic alt-pop single ‘Limbs’

Cinematic pop creators Fassine return with ‘Limbs’, a typically dramatic and chaotic single that sees the London trio chart heavier, more aggressive waters.

With previous acclaim and support from the likes of The Guardian, The Independent, Giles Peterson, Clash and more, Fassine bring back their genre-bending take on alternative electronic music, and it’s even bolder than before.

Charli Adams shares stirring lead single ‘Backseat’

Drifting seamlessly into the alt-rock landscape, newcomer Charli Adams excels with stirring lead single Backseat, the first track lifted from debut EP Good At Being Young, out 31st January via Color Study (Haux, Henry Jamison, Rosie Carney).

Growing up around rural Alabama through broken homes and a conservative Christian family, Adams left her life there as a cheerleader at 17 and moved to Nashville to pursue music, setting about creating a wealth of material somewhat unbecoming of her adopted hometown.


‘Full of Surprises’ is the first single from their forthcoming second album ‘Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 2’, planned for release in April 2020 on their own record label Zee Zee Records via Kartel Music Group, it has already gained support at radio from BBC 1Xtra’s David Rodigan, 6Music’s Steve Lamacq, Don Letts and 6Music Recommends.

Filmed in the dark, lost corners of London and directed by Blue Laybourne – known for directing videos for the likes of Maison Margiela X Highsnobiety, Puma and Novelist – the visuals complete the song’s lyrics and its story – perfectly depicting the band’s lead vocalist Nubiya Brandon’s past experience.


Though already embedded and acclaimed in today’s music culture, the sound of Pablo Nouvelle remains elusive to this day. A collage of eclectic textures enfolded in lush atmospheres, his music tends to blur its own boundaries to create inspiring stories, offering only a sneak peek of the bigger picture. And now, the Swiss musician builds on that with another sonic wonder: a seven-piece album going by the name of ‘Atlas Internet Café’.

Science meets Boom Bap with Wish Master & Baileys Brown on New Video

From the moon to his grandma’s living room, Wish Master’s new video for ‘Science’ is out of this world. Potent Funk’s Baileys Brown produced the mellow beat, which sounds like R2-D2 after a smoke-sesh wish Wish.

The spacey single is lifted from Wish Master’s fifteen-track LP Boom Bap To The Future. Previous release ‘The Waves Coming’ was premiered on Trench, and was supported by RWD and The Hype Magazine.

Naked Six release new single ‘Song Of The City’

British rock ‘n’ roll trio Naked Six have unveiled the video for their raucous new single ‘Song of the City’. The track is taken from their incredible debut album Lost Art of Conversation, set for release on March 6th 2020 via Silver Lining Music. The band have also announced a special run of UK dates in support of the album release, taking place in April 2020.

Brothers Of Metal release new video for single ‘One’ today

“‘One’ is a true Viking hymn written deep in the dark woods of Birka”, the band states. “A tale of lost hope, a meady and darkened mind of a long lost forgotten hero, and his struggle to get back into the light. Follow this fallen Viking in search of his true purpose and infinite strength, as he learns that this journey isn’t one you should walk alone. A tale of darkness, hope, mead and togetherness – all mixed in One”.

Sofia Evangelina will release “Smile” on December 6th

Already a multiple award-winning artist, Canadian teen pop/r&b singer Sofia Evangelina is carving her path into the music world, with her commanding stage presence, powerhouse vocals and a great persona, to match. The young artist blends together inspiring, culture-shifting songwriting with bold and precise, attention-grabbing vocals, much like her influences Whitney Houston, Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera. In her still-young career, Sofia has performed all over her native Canada, as well as in the United States, winning several awards and making numerous high-profile television appearances.

SOFIA EVANGELINA – Smile: Transfixingly Soulful RnB

Nergal’s ME AND THAT MAN Releases New Single and Official Video, “Run With The Devil”

Immerse yourself in the obscure world of ME AND THAT MAN and enter the black church through their newest rite of passage. After just having signed with Napalm Records, Nergal’s dark blues/folk project has released their new single, “Run With The Devil”, featuring Jørgen Munkeby of Norwegian Blackjazz collective Shining. The song is accompanied by an outstanding, yet unsettling official video, directed by Roman Przylipiak and inspired by the unmistakable atmosphere of Quentin Tarantino’s cinematic classics.

TOKiMONSTA shares new single + video “Love that Never”

Of the video/single TOKiMONSTA shared: “Entering a new stage of my life, I realized how multifaceted love is. It is this beautiful overwhelming sensation that fills us up, but can also leave us empty and bare. This song is a personal reminder that if we foster our own intangible love, we will always be fulfilled.

The video is a depiction of our solitary journey to that place deep inside us that is a well of pure joy.”

Listen to Emily Yacina’s incredible new album, Remember the Silver – out today

Remember the Silver is the debut studio album by New York by-way-of Pennsylvania musician Emily Yacina. Written over the span of two years and recorded / co-produced with Eric Littmann (Julie Byrne, GABI, Yohuna) ‘Remember the Silver’ represents a fundamental shift in Yacina’s approach and method to bringing her songs into the world.

Grace Carter Shares New Single “Amnesia”

“Amnesia”; an upbeat, punchy song that explores forgiveness and new beginnings in love and life. It’s the perfect song to embrace as we enter a new year and new decade.


Harry Styles has released his new single “Adore You” today via Erskine Records/ Columbia Records. The song is the latest single from his highly-anticipated upcoming album Fine Line, which is set for global release on December 13. “Adore You” is accompanied by the cinematic Dave Meyers directed music video.

Livia – ‘Natural High’ NEW SINGLE – (Indie / Pop / Electro)

“Livia and her Elementals promote a positive message of thriving despite mental and physical health difficulties, and performing has been their survival mechanism. In 2018, this was once again put to the test when they were invited to perform on ITV’s ‘X-Factor’ after the production team discovered them on Facebook. Livia & The Elementals had their televised audition heavily edited to appear as if the band were stopped mid-performance for comic effect.


Little Monarch is a band of friends based in Venice, California led by singer, writer, and producer Casey Kalmenson. Drawing from diverse musical backgrounds the band enjoys exploring stories of hope, redemption, and good times against an ever evolving sonic backdrop. With touches of Cali sunshine always finding it’s way into the music.

Scottish Rockers Catholic Action Drop Single – ‘People Don’t Protest Enough’

“Catholic Action are back with “People Don’t Protest Enough”, a second glimpse of their forthcoming album Celebrated by Strangers.

Explaining the new release, singer and guitarist Chris McCrory says. ‘This is Casiotone for the politically marginalised. This is Krautrock for a progressive, positive future. And most importantly, this is a timely reminder that there are more of us than there are of them. People need to organise. Put down your phone, take your fingers out of your genitals and get on the streets – It really works.'” – The Line of Best Fit

Newly Formed Pike & Sutton Team Up With Blues Traveler’s John Popper for “New Year’s Resolution”

Austin-based duo Pike & Sutton recently announced their new self-titled band project earlier this fall. Led by “hometown favorites” (Austin American-Statesman) Patrice Pike and Wayne Sutton, the band has evolved out of the longtime alternative rock band Sister 7 and will release their debut full-length Heart Is A Compass in early 2020. To close out the year, they’ve teamed up with Blues Traveler’s John Popper for a reimagined version of Otis Redding and Carla Thomas’ classic “New Year’s Resolution.”

Hester Shawty (ft. Lil Gotit) – ‘Brand New’

The song is a boast from Hester Shawty & rising Atlanta artist Lil Gotit, who uses the trap inspired hip-hop single to say how they’ve become “Brand New.” Whether it’s a new girl, new money or new drugs it’s all “Brand New.”