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NoMBe Reveals New Single “Prototype”

Having made his return to the scene in December with new single Paint California, German born, LA based polymath NoMBe ( Noah McBeth) continues to march towards the release of his hotly anticipated sophomore album with brand new single Prototype. A driving indie pop track showcasing NoMBe’s dreamy vocals over a wonderfully crafted arrangement, Prototype continues to build anticipation for CHROMATOPIA.


Jerry Leger has a thing for ghosts. The Toronto singer/songwriter confirmed it a couple of years ago when he went on a personal journey to explore many of Ontario’s largely unknown ghost towns, having been inspired by the writings of historian Ron Brown. Leger has immortalized one of those towns, Burchell Lake, on his new album Time Out For Tomorrow, containing 10 portraits of the impermanence of life, love, or simply catching a glimpse of a shooting star.

Jerry Leger Premieres Rotoscope “Read Between the Lines” Video, Talks New Album, Ghosts, and Betty Boop

LILY KERSHAW Announces More Dates

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw has announced U.S. tour dates in support of her acclaimed sophomore full-length album Arcadia, available everywhere now. After a few dates in Europe, including supporting Joshua Radin in Paris and London, Lily will return for shows starting February 25th in San Francisco followed by stops in San Diego, Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, DC.

Jai Wolf shares new single “Moon Rider”

“While no one can predict the future, chances are [Jai Wolf] will be proud: The Cure to Loneliness paints a complete picture of the artist at this point in time, and serves as one of electronic music’s most authentic and personal pieces of work to date.” – Forbes

“Expansive, Glowing.” – Okayplayer

J. Fetti Drops First Single and Visual of 2020 “Slidin”

Putting on for Magnolia, J. FETTI has been said to be one of the most highly anticipated new artists out of South Memphis who’s been rapping since the young age of 15.

Hare Squead Shares the Lo-Fi and Colorful “Meeting With Myself” Music Video

Propelled by the interplay between vocalists Tony Konstone and Lilo Blues, Dublin duo Hare Squead create a genre-omnivorous and sonically adventurous form of hip-hop. Coming through with an eye-popping visual for an introspective anthem, Hare Squead shares “Meeting With Myself,” premiered by Afropunk. Built around a humble hook by Tony Konstone and an impassioned vocal by Lilo Blues, “Meeting With Myself” stresses the importance of trusting your own instincts and ignoring the fickle opinions of hangers-on. In the video, filmed in a grainy, lo-fi style by director Benny Mako, the Lilo and Tony emote in front of a colorful backdrop, showing off their unique dancing style amidst arresting camera effects. Released in November 2019, the audio version of “Meeting With Myself” features an appearance from Soulection affiliate Jay Prince.

Drive-By Truckers release “Thoughts & Prayers”

Drive-By Truckers have unveiled the latest single from their much-anticipated new album, THE UNRAVELING. “Thoughts and Prayers” is available for streaming and download now following today’s exclusive world premiere via Billboard. The powerhouse track is joined by an official lyric video streaming now.

“I Wanna Be Your Man” by Nico Annello

Nico Annello is a 15 year old pop singer who is quickly building a buzz as a teen heartthrob reminiscent of Justin Bieber/Shawn Mendes. “I Wanna Be Your Man” is an upbeat pop anthem with an infectiously catchy hook.

Belgians FOR I AM release video for P.I.G.O.T.R.Y.

“Remember that thing you liked best about that song you loved? The one you had on repeat over and over that time when you needed a medicinal blast of sublime pop-power-punk? Well, you don’t need that anymore because Belgian punk quintet For I Am have just trampled it into the dust. Late Bloomers is a triumphant record that is absolutely guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and joy to your punk heart.” (4 1/2 out of 5 stars)- The Punk Site

TALK SHOW announce debut EP “These People”

A lot can happen in a year. Flash back to the start of 2019 and London 4-piece Talk Show were just beginning to announce themselves as a name to watch with their (now sold-out) debut single for YALA! Records, “Fast and Loud.” An intense, raucous outlay of post-punk energy, “Fast and Loud” raced its way through a jagged, dark account of an imagined metropolis, capturing the attention of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, as well as a host of tastemaker publications. Follow-up single “Ankle Deep (In A Warm Glass of Water)” then upped the stakes with a one-two punch that married their raw, punk-inspired delivery with melodic, romantic introspection.

Kodaline share emotional video for new single ‘Wherever You Are’

Hot on the heels of releasing their new single ‘Wherever You Are’ – the first taste of their upcoming fourth album – Kodaline delve further into the song’s emotional impact by sharing its accompanying video.

The ‘Wherever You Are’ video focuses on a young couple (played by Teresa Oman and Nick Mahady) in a blossoming relationship. They’d always planned a trip to Morocco together, but his tragic death meant that it was an ambition that they couldn’t fulfill. She later decides to complete the journey alone. It’s a bittersweet experience: it’s the trip of a lifetime and a fitting way to say goodbye, but his absence is heartbreaking.