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Rookes releases new music video in collaboration with graphic designer Matt Gelder

The song was fed to an algorithm of Matt’s design, whereby the surface of the shape onscreen would be affected and manipulated by the dynamics of the song. The effect is one of synaethesia – reflecting something of Rookes’ own experience of hearing and seeing music simultaneously.

The experience of watching it is hypnotic, strangely organic and sensual – reminiscent of the lyrical content of the song.

New Music: Rookes – New Lovers

British-Chinese artist Lui Peng releases his new EP “Unavailable”

With over 3 million spotify plays to his catalogue Lui Pengs music definitely travelled the world. His latest releases where especially well received in Asia making 9 New Music Fridays there with „Just A Phone Call Away”. With a PR team on the ground working out of Singapore (Lynch Agency) and a management team in China, Asia will be in focus for this EP.

Brazilian Death Metal Band THE OGRE Join Sliptrick

It all began during the writing of the second album of Brazilian group Faces Of Madness, some songs had a more aggressive and obscure style so the need of another project became evident. As time went by The Ogre was created and it gradually became the vocalists Diogo Marins main project.

NEWS: Unreleased Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) album

In 1971, Richard Perry was at the beginning of his long ascent to superstardom as one of popular music’s most legendary and successful record producers. During the previous 12 months, he’d struck gold with Barbra Streisand (Stoney End), produced two albums by the groundbreaking all-female rock band Fanny, and finished his masterwork, Harry Nilsson’s Nilsson Schmilsson, an album that would receive worldwide critical and commercial success with Top 10 singles (“Without You,” “Coconut”), Grammy® Awards and Gold- and Platinum-certified records.

Out Now: nikolaj grandjean “Seven Wild Horses”

On December 13th, Danish singer-songwriter nikolaj grandjean releases the first title track from his upcoming EP, “Seven Wild Horses” (release: 7th of February from Embassy of Music). “Seven Wild Horses” is the artist’s latest musical offering since his second studio album Together, released in 2014.

Broken Witt Rebels share ‘Money’ video & announce additional UK dates

Following a triumphant headline show at London’s Boston Music Room on Friday, Birmingham’s finest, Broken Witt Rebels, have shared a brand new lyric video for the track ‘Money’, taken from their upcoming second studio album, OK Hotel, set for global release on March 13th.

A LIFE DIVIDED have released their new single ‘Addicted’

Imagine if you could send your latest favorite rock record on a journey through time and into the past – what would it sound like? That’s exactly what A LIFE DIVIDED had in mind when creating their new album ‘Echoes’ out January 31st on AFM Records.

“It was during the 80s when we first came into contact with music. At that time I bought my first Adidas Allround sneakers, let my hair grow and played the songs of my metal heroes on guitar”, recalls vocalist Jürgen Plangger, songwriter and producer Erik Damköhler was more of a synth-wave fan back then. “That’s how we came up with the idea of mixing our A Life Divided-style with the typical synth-sounds of the 80s. ‘Echoes’ as a result was something completely new: 13 songs that combine our dark alternative rock with the zeitgeist of the 80s”.
Jürgen Plangger states: “The songs on the new album “Echoes” revolve around the theme of finiteness and the echo that is left from all of us. Finiteness is threatening when we love and live, but it can also be comforting when we grieve, experience hurt or have been disappointed. But there is always an echo, a quiet reminder, of what was.”

Iconic JOSIE COTTON Surprises with Early Holiday Single “Every Day Like Christmas”

“My publisher hilariously told me it was a Christmas emergency that I write a Christmas song so I attempted to do that with more than a little trepidation,” says musical legend JOSIE COTTON about her surprise Christmas song “Every Day Like Christmas” released today, December 13, 2019 via Kitten Robot Records. “It was important to me to give it meaning and not be horribly corny or too Pollyanna-ish about the state of the world. Yet keep the feeling of wonder about it all.”

Pink Is Pollstar’s 2019 Artist Of The Year With No. 1 Worldwide Boxoffice Gross

Pollstar, the leading media platform for the live entertainment business, has released its 2019 Year-End issue with Pink officially reaching No. 1 on its Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tour Chart. Additionally, Pollstar Boxoffice had a banner year as 2019’s total Top 100 Tours grossed $5.55 billion, the highest ever on the survey, and recorded the most Boxoffice reports in its history.

Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma Tour” grossed $215.2 million and drew more than 1.8 million fans to 68 performances with an average show gross of $3.16 million and an average of 26,749 tickets sold per show.

OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder Launches MAD TASTY Hemp-Infused Sparkling Water

An all-new hemp extract sparkling water is bringing wellness to the masses in the tastiest way yet. Founded by musician and songwriter Ryan Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic, MAD TASTY has zero sugar or sweeteners and 20 mg of pure broad-spectrum hemp extract. Designed to keep your creative energy flowing, MAD TASTY is set to grow its reach across the consumer and creative markets as the popularity of hemp products continues to explode.


Toliver gained notoriety as the standout feature on TRAVIS SCOTT’S Certified Platinum track, “CAN’T SAY,” off Scott’s Grammy nominated, critically acclaimed 2018 album Astroworld. “Sometimes you don’t even need to put energy on it, ’cause everybody is already energized, so it makes you bring it. It just comes natural,” Toliver tells HYPEBEAST of “Can’t Say” during his exclusive interview last December. Toliver was given the chance to perform at Scott’s first annual ASTROWORLD FESTIVAL in their hometown Houston and was a guest on Scott’s Astroworld tour last year. Toliver will be featured in Travis Scott’s upcoming Netflix documentary.


Grammy-nominated recording artist Pusha T and his business partner Terrion Jones team with Wayne Johnson and Tony Perry to open a small but premium bar in DC’s booming H Street corridor this month. Despite delays and obstacles, the aptly named “Kitsuen”, meaning “smoke” in Japanese, is set to open this New Year’s Eve. In addition to the trio, local NBA ballers Jerian and Jerami Grant and entrepreneur Kyle Eubanks of Las Vegas make up the team behind Kitsuen.

INSECT ARK: Instrumental Psychedelic Doom Duo Completes Work On New Album

Set for release next year via Profound Lore Records, the Colin Marston-engineered opus serves as INSECT ARK’s third, and most harrowing and punishing record to date. Though many of its segments veer off into mind-expanding outer realms, the interplay between the bass, lap steel guitar, synths, and drums represent a strong and defiant collection of songs that demand your exclusive attention forcefully. It’s heavier, darker, and denser than anything INSECT ARK has ever done, without losing any of the writing characteristics that have become synonymous with their personality, like the persistent coating of eerie psychedelia, the alien feel of the melodies, or the ominous dread they often exhale.

TALES OF THE TOMB Shreds Tech Death Metal In Guitar Playthrough ‘Nine Eleven’

“Very few people (if any) are unaware of the tragic events that unfolded on Sept 11. 2001. We originally wrote this song for the last show of another Edmonton local band called Villainizer. When starting to plan out the second EP we wanted to have a concept like our first one. With songs like Nine Eleven and Faul wrote this point. We look common factors were in the songs and came to the conspiracy/lies concept. This EP is an important installment that embodies the fundamentals of the band — the reality is more horrifying than fiction. This is a concept EP based on the Latin word Mendacium — meaning untruth and or to be lied to. The first single Nine Eleven is just that — presenting a version of tragic historical events from various angles and the alleged truths that were presented. The intention of each song is to unmask the deception forced upon the masses pushing them to challenge their own perception of reality.”

Official Premiere Of Tales Of The Tomb Guitar Playthrough of “Nine Eleven”

THY CATAFALQUE Release Mind-Bending New Song, “Tsitsushka”

Mastermind Tamás Kátai comments on the new track: “Tsitsushka is an instrumental song, and it’s one of the more playful ones. I had this vision of a weird ethno-sci-fi soundtrack with brass and some friends helped me out with the execution: Badó Réti from Gire on fretless bass, Zoltán Pál from Sear Bliss on trombone, Péter Jelasity on saxophone and P. W. Herman brought in some voices.”