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Matthew Mell’s debut single release! | From Israel to the US | “Oh”

Currently based in Tel-Aviv, Israel is the gifted singer-songwriter, Matthew Mell.

Having traveled across the world in the past ten years, Mell has found himself soaking up inspiration in Bulgaria, South Africa, Toronto, Berlin and now Tel-Aviv.

Having gotten his start at the young age of ten years, Mell gravitated towards the guitar as his first instrument of choice. As time progressed, the self taught musician found himself picking up other instruments such as the piano, bass and the drums. Gradually he began utilizing professional recording equipment and started to experiment with various sounds and frequencies techniques.

Ben Watt Releases “Figures In The Landscape” from New Album ‘Storm Damage’ out 1/31

“Figures in the Landscape” is the latest single to be taken from musician-writer-DJ Ben Watt’s upcoming fourth solo LP, Storm Damage, out on January 31, 2020. It follows the recent singles “Balanced on a Wire,” described by BlackBook as “one of the most visceral pieces of music he’s ever recorded” and premiered on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music show, and “Irene” featuring Low’s Alan Sparhawk.

The single is accompanied by a powerful half-lit performance video directed by photographer-film-maker Edward Bishop, and shot at RAK Studios in London, where the album was recorded in April 2019.

Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys release Part 2 of remix package for ‘Lose Control’

Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys have unveiled the second part of a remix package for their single ‘Lose Control’, out now.

Part two of the remix package opens with a dynamic remix collaboration between ChildsPlay & Badd Dimes who deliver an intense dancefloor stomper. Next up, Marcus Santoro opts for an emotive, melodic version destined to peak the most euphoric of atmospheres. Finally, the inimitable Pink Panda take from their far-reaching touring experience, turning ‘Lose Control’ into a lighter, more airy club pumper, ready for the spring uplift in mood.

Coldplay to Perform Exclusive Stripped-Down Set in Los Angeles for SiriusXM and Pandora on January 15

SiriusXM and Pandora announced today that seven-time Grammy Award winners, Coldplay will perform an intimate invitation-only stripped down set for SiriusXM and Pandora listeners on Wednesday, January 15 at The Garage performance space in SiriusXM’s newly expanded west coast studios in Hollywood. The performance will feature Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland from the band joined by special musical guests. Martin and Buckland will also participate in a Q&A session with a select group of audience members.

Coldplay to Perform Exclusive Stripped-Down Set in Los Angeles for SiriusXM and Pandora

HAMMERFALL Releases Official Video For New Single “Second to One”

Today, HAMMERFALL has revealed a new version of their beautiful, energetic ballad, “Second to One”, featuring Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast. The original track was featured on HAMMERFALL’s chart-breaking album Dominion, which was released in August 2019 via Napalm Records. Noora Louhimo’s bittersweet vocals compliment Joacim Cans’ equally multifaceted performance, making this duet a true musical highlight of the new year.

Beautiful harmonies, emotional storytelling and powerful vocal lines weave throughout the song and will light your way in dark times. The song preaches themes of trusting your instincts and following your own heart, as well as taking time for yourself.


Rosalía released the original version of the track late last year in conjunction with the anniversary of her landmark album, El Mal Querer, and the single has accumulated over 23 million combined global streams to date.


Lola Young, the 18-year-old South London artist recently hailed as “a rising star” by MTV UK, has signed with Capitol Records in the U.S. Today, she shared the official music video for “3rd of Jan,” a track from her debut EP, Intro. Directed by Balan Evans, the intimate clip captures Young alone in her dressing room, singing and dancing along to the track with abandon. View “3rd of Jan” –

Pet Shop Boys release new song “Monkey business,” new album ‘Hotspot’ out January 24 via x2/Kobalt

“We’ve written much of our music over the last ten years in Berlin and it was an exciting experience to work on this album in the legendary Hansa studios there and add a new dimension to our sound,” Tennant and Lowe explain of the album.

Hotspot was primarily written and recorded in Berlin and Los Angeles. The album was produced and mixed by Stuart Price (marking the third PSB album Price has produced, following Super (2016) and Electric (2013). ‘

Gab De La Vega: new single “Perfect Texture” announces his new album.

Singer-songwriter Gab De La Vega shares his new single “Perfect Texture” to announce the release of his new album, “Beyond Space And Time”, which is coming out on January 24th 2020.

It’s his third full length album and it’s the first to be full-band arranged. It follows his debut full band effort, “I Want Nothing”, which came out in 2017.

The single comes with a video directed by Bradley James Allen and co-directed by Jaden D and Gab De La Vega, in which a Back To The Future DeLorean appears, in a dreamy surreal scenario that mixes reality and fiction, which boundaries blur into something indistinguishable. What is real and what is fake?

New Music (out Jan. 10): Aiming for Enrike ‘Music for Working Out’

“their musicianship is really next level. They’ve got a complex, genre-defying sound with bits of math rock, jazz, noise and still lots more (they’re a little like Battles), and it’s really impressive to watch them bring it to life.” – Brooklyn Vegan

Norwegian experimental rock band Aiming for Enrike plays explosive, fun and high energy music that has been called “a fascinating instrumental adventure in sound”. The Oslo-based duo — guitarist Simon Følstad Nilsen and drummer Tobias Ørnes (Ihsahn, Leprous, Shining) — known for its extraordinary live performances, will release its new album, ‘Music for Working Out’, on January 10, 2020 via Pekula Records.

Eric Champlin – ‘Stay’ (feat. Kiera Loveless) Lyric Video

Professionally produced and mixed in Nashville, “Stay (feat. Kiera Loveless)” offers a pop-sound dominated by a powerful female lead vocal and a male hip-hop featurette. Streaming links are available below, in addition to the lyric video!