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Kilo Kish’s EP Redux Out Now

“Kilo Kish is the type of multi-disciplinary artist you can never quite pin down but wouldn’t want to anyway lest you risk clipping her wings.” – PAPER

“Laconic, lavish and guitar-grounding, Kilo Kish propels you through procrastination into a motivated work-mode” – NPR


“Solito” was written at Play-N-Skillz’s studio and came exactly when he was looking for his next big Latin hit. Play-N-Skillz said that he feels fortunate to release the official Spanish version of Akon’s hit “Lonely.”

Bohardt releases emotive & empowering single “I’m Not Coming Home”

Southern California based independent recording artist Bohardt isn’t afraid to get personal on his new single “I’m Not Coming Home.” Emotive and soulful, Bohardt’s dynamic songwriting paints the vivid picture of a challenging romantic relationship from his past. His introspective and rhythmic lyrics deliver an empowering personal narrative as he shares how he took the higher road out of this toxic relationship. An amalgamation of genres including alternative, R&B, and pop, the energetic, dance-worthy beats and high-end production powerfully complement his compelling vocals.


Shallou, whose music plays with the theme of cycles in life and love, releases his new track “Fading,” out today via Island Records. “Fading” showcases Shallou’s ethereal vocals over a dance-worthy beat with the perfect dose of bass. With lyrics (such as “Why would you go and throw it away?”) sounding like a break-up track on first listen, “Fading” is an analogy of the current climate crisis.

Mumford & Sons’ “Blind Leading The Blind” music video premieres today

Directed by Nick Davies and shot in a warehouse in Bangkok while the band was on tour last month, the video places focus on the drama and intensity of Marcus Mumford’s drumming, which corresponds heavily with the urgency of the song’s lyrics.

Sun Kin Shares “Moon-Crane” Single

Today, Oakland-based, alt-pop artist Sun Kin (Kabir Kumar) shares new single “Moon-Crane” off their upcoming LP Private Time. Yesterday, Northern Transmissions premiered the track and announced Sun Kin’s upcoming tour dates, including release shows in Oakland on 1/17 and Los Angeles on 1/18. Private Time is the 3rd full-length offering from Sun Kin, but the first to showcase the project’s new rhythm section, featuring prominent members of Oakland’s indie pop scene. Private Time LP is out January 17th.

Sun Kin Debuts New Single “Moon-Crane”

Snakerattlers close out their triumphant 2019 with “Do The Rattlerock” video

This latest video, premiered on Louder Than War, for their track “Do The Rattlerock” is a tribute to their constant touring and insatiable work ethic. The track itself is about feeling like an outsider and struggling to fit in, before ultimately realising that going your own way is paramount. This is basically the ethos and entire foundation of Snakerattlers.

Snakerattlers launch “Do The Rattle Rock” video – Louder Than War exclusive.

Wes Period Releases New Song and Visual For “NU SHOES”

West Coast rapper/alt-pop artist Wes Period returns today with a new song “NU SHOES”, along with an accompanying video shot by Logan Meis (Trippie Red, NLE Choppa, Lil Tecca). “NU SHOES” is the third release this year from the Orange County-born and bred artist-songwriter-producer, following, “Beautifully Broken,” and “My Benz”, which was released in September and whose video has over 600,000 views. A full-length album will follow in 2020.


The LA based rapper by way of Australia makes his major label debut with new single “Let Her Go.” The official music video was directed by Cole Bennett and is live on Lyrical Lemonade.

At only sixteen years old, The Kid LAROI is one of his city’s most promising acts. He’s already received many notable co-signs including JuiceWRLD, 6LACK, and Lil Skies and provided tour support for a number of artists.


Experimental and sultry singer Souly Had returns with his new single “Sunlight” out today. This latest release comes as a gift to fans. In this upbeat track, Souly Had’s prolific falsettos mesh with a catchy and lively melody, making it an undeniable bop. “I need more than one night what you think I’m here for,” Souly Had lets out his frustrations with the one-night stand world in this vibey song, asking only for one more night, longing to keep it simple.

Aqua Seca has released their music video for their single, “Slowdrive”

Aqua Seca releases their music video for their single, “Slowdrive.” Trent Hankinson and Derek Stewart decided to take on the music scene following the attention they received for the music video for their previous single, “Whipped Cream,” which garnered over 12k views on YouTube not long after its release. The original idea for “Slowdrive” came to Trent a little over two years ago and now the music video brings their vision of a thoughtful night alone to life.

Mk.gee Signs To IAMSOUND/ Interscope Records & Drops New Single “Untitled”

Self-produced and performed entirely by Mk.gee, “Untitled” finds the L.A.-based multi-instrumentalist collaging together elements of ambient electronic music and rhythm-driven late-’70s pop. With its moody synth and off-kilter beats, the song takes its lyrical inspiration from Mk.gee’s frustration at those who blindly follow the supposed powers of astrology.

NEW MUSIC: Live-Electronic Duo Giolì & Assia Release “Emptiness” – Out Now!

Today, Giolì & Assia have released the breathtaking techno-pop anthem “Emptiness,” which debuted originally in their latest #DiesisLive session recorded at the Andromeda Theater in Agrigento, Italy, with 2.1 million views and counting.

“Emptiness” serves as a testament to the dynamic duo’s dedication to becoming global curators in the live-electronic space. Their experimental sounds craft an image of melodic techno, pop, and indie that takes listeners on a journey.


“I wrote ‘Put It All On Me’ for my ex who is also an artist. At the time, she was stressed from navigating the music industry, and would come home in tears. I wrote this as a way to say ‘I’ve got you’,” shares Phil. “I wanted the video to be an almost abstract version of that. Spencer Graves (director) and I decided that stacking people on top of me is the most literal and interesting visual version of ‘put it all on me’ — taking on the weight and problems of those you love.”

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