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British Lion share ‘The Burning’ from the upcoming album out Jan 17th

British Lion have shared the title-track from their upcoming second album The Burning, which will be released January 17th 2020 in Digi-pack CD, double gatefold Vinyl and Digital Download formats. It comes ahead of their short UK club tour, which kicks off this weekend at the Waterfront in Norwich and will conclude with a show at London’s O2 Academy Islington on Friday 20th.


Multi-platinum superstar Jonas Blue has linked up with Chinese singer-songwriter Tifa Chen on new single ‘Billboard’, out now via Positiva/Virgin EMI Records.

A weightless, carefree slice of modern pop, ‘Billboard’ sees Tifa switch between English and Mandarin vocals, with Jonas delivering a typically polished production to match. It also comes with a captivating official video shot exclusively in Shanghai, with the nation’s hyper-modern cityscapes proving the perfect backdrop for the track’s vibe.

Polish D&B favourite Satl drops diverse new EP ‘Things We Can’t See’

Polish producer Satl has delivered a statement of intent on new EP ‘Things We Can’t See’, out 15th November via boutique Amsterdam label The North Quarter.

Cultivating an intelligent, refined D&B sound, the nine-track project draws from a varied palette of influences, including jazz, R&B and dub techno. The Rotterdam-based resident possesses a refinement and depth beyond his years, making him one of the leading lights in a new generation of D&B producers. ‘Things We Can’t See’ is a coming-of-age offering destined to propel him to new lights.

Josh Kumra back with vulnerable new song Stubborn Love

After topping the UK Charts in 2011 with Wretch32 and their song ‘Don’t Go’, releasing a rushed debut album and touring Europe with One Republic and Lianne La Havas, singer-songwriter Josh Kumra now – after six years – for the first time releases the music he always wanted to make. The ‘Pull Me Back In’ EP is a brutally honest and intimate body of work, showcasing Kumra’s exceptional talent – maybe for the first time ever.

WATCH: Callum Beattie Shares Moving ‘Some Heroes Don’t Wear Capes’ Official Video

Today, Scottish singer-songwriter, Callum Beattie shares the incredibly emotive official video for his track, ‘Some Heroes Don’t Wear Capes’. The heartfelt tribute to his father can originally be found on his well-received ‘Miracle’ EP (2018). Beattie will be releasing his highly anticipated debut album ‘People Like Us’ in May 2020, pre-order now.

New Music: Lewis Knaggs partners with RSBC for new single “Wake Up”

Speaking about “Wake Up”, Lewis explains: “This song is about pushing through the adversities and struggles that life can throw at you. The chorus is a bit of a realisation that we should try our best to be happy and thankful for being alive, even when life seems it’s hardest. It celebrates the things that help us stay strong and stable; friends, family and love. I wrote this when I found a new love, and it helped to make sense of a lot of things. To stop running from the past, enjoy the moment, and to live in the present as much as possible.”


“A few years ago, I basically rolled straight off a tour bus and through the double glass doors of a massive office block to start a new job. It was a shock. I worked for endless hours in that place, often well into the night, calculating figures and writing emails at the heart of the corporate machine” says Stephanie Davin, lead singer of exciting five-piece art-rock band, Post Louis. The band garnered critical acclaim for a string of singles sporadically released throughout the last 18 months, and now their iridescent debut album is announced for release on 28th Feb 2020, with lead single and title track Descender.


The confessional song is the first track to be lifted from Josh’s upcoming EP, ‘Pull Me Back In’, planned for release in April 2020 and available to pre-order now. Raw and honest, was entirely recorded and produced by Josh in his own studio – a completely different creative process compared to “being sent around to hitmakers on a daily basis, baring everything and anything personal to strangers in the hopes of writing a hit song,” recalls Josh on the dark side of the hit-making machine.

Apocalyptica release brand new video for ‘En Route To Mayhem’

Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica have released the video for ‘En Route To Mayhem’, which will transport the viewer to a fantastical post-humanity future. This imaginary world is barren, dusty, and littered with broken pieces of things once considered essential to humankind such as bits of plastic, a teddy bear, crumbling structures, cell phones and computers, bleached bones, and long-forgotten musical instruments. The setting is devoid of mankind, but brimming with the hope of new life; and then one day, thunder, lightning, and one drop at a time, it begins to rain, and Mother Nature steps in. Check out the ‘En Route To Mayhem’ video HERE.

KVAEN: Swedish black metal unit shares title track off the debut album via No Clean Singing

The Funeral Pyre, the debut album from Swedish melodic pagan black metal unit KVAEN, is slated to drop on February 28, 2020, through Black Lion Records. No Clean Singing is hosting a stream of the album’s title track. Clocking in at nearly 7 minutes of relentless, the track features guest guitar solo by Sebastian Ramstedt (Necrophobic, Nominon) and drums by Freddy Ortscheid (Black Lily, Omnicide).



Crush Club about “Angel”: “We met LP Giobbi while on tour together, so our friendship and collaborations are built on this insane, heightened show energy. When we’re jamming, we’re all bringing that show-time vibe to the studio, and essentially playing a game of who is going to have the craziest idea. There’s nothing more fun and inspiring than collaborating with LP, and you can hear it in Angel.”

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OVERLAPS Premier ‘In This Room’ Music Video

OVERLAPS started in 2017 with the release of 3 singles “Countdown”, “Dreams For Sale” and “On Monday”, produced by Fabio Trentini (Guano Apes, Donots, H -Blockx), and showing the potential of OVERLAPS in mixing atmospheres of the most classic rock with modern influences.

OVERLAPS played the same year at the Bloodstock Festival in UK and the same year saw them performing at the Treviso Home Festival in Italy.

New Music This Week – Harry Styles, Pink Floyd, Lil’ Kim, and More

New Releases for December 13, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Framing Hanley returns with first album in 5 Years

“If you would have asked me when we started back in 2007 ‘what do you envision as your sound 12 years from now’,” states vocalist Kenneth Nixon. “I certainly wouldn’t have predicted this — but holy hell am I excited about the evolution in this band’s music. We spent 3 years working on this album and it is undoubtedly the very best of Framing Hanley from start to finish. We needed a break in 2015 — but we’re back now, and we’re firing on all cylinders.”

Weslee deliver last single of the year, ‘Peaches’

Acclaimed duo Weslee have returned with ‘Peaches’, their fourth and last single of 2019, out today.

Fresh from a headline show at the Omeara in London, Weslee have turned in a smooth yet emotional ballad in ‘Peaches’. With glistening instrumentation and lyrics that reflect wistfully on a failing relationship, it’s a track that sees the duo on their finest form.