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The Coronas Release “Haunted” Single Ahead of April North American Tour

After a year that included headlining their own travelling festival all over Ireland, playing a series of sold out holiday concerts at various venues in their hometown, slipping in a quick SRO engagement at the Mercury Lounge in New York City and releasing their first live album, The Coronas this week have rolled out a new single called “Haunted” as a prelude to their first album in three years. The single is now available via digital outlets worldwide through the band’s SoFarSoGood Records imprint distributed by Blix Street Records.

New Music From Declan J Donovan “Homesick” EP Out Now Via Interscope Records

Speaking about the EP, Donovan reveals, “This EP is a collection of songs that are very personal to me. One thing I pride myself on in my songwriting is the honesty in the lyrics. A few of the songs have been hard for me to release, like “Pieces” and “Father’s Son,” as they’re topics that I’ve always found hard to talk about like mental health and growing up without a dad in my life.”

Peel Dream Magazine shares new “Pill” video

Peel Dream Magazine is the musical vehicle for NYC’s Joe Stevens, who launched the band in 2018 with the critically acclaimed album Modern Meta Physic. With it Stevens created a mysterious, liminal tribute to the hazy end of ‘90s dream-pop – a masterful mix of first-class songwriting precision and train-window sonic impressionism. Stevens played all the parts on Modern Meta Physic himself, blending live and sampled sounds into uniquely identifiable and abstractly psychedelic soundscapes. The album struck a perfect balance between DIY bedroom pop auteurism and studio wizardry and duly found its place on numerous “Best of 2018” lists.

EMMA GARELL Releases New Single, “I Wanna See Blood”!

Richmond, VA based rock artist EMMA GARELL has released her newest single, “I Wanna See Blood.” Produced by Todd Wright of Halfking Studio in Northern, VA, “I Wanna See Blood” is available to download / stream via The Label Group / INgrooves.

Tyrer reveals powerful new video for ‘Showgirl’

London-based singer-songwriter Tyrer has unveiled the affecting official video for her track ‘Showgirl’, out today.

The moving visual tells the tale of a burlesque dancer who, behind the glitz and glamour, is deeply unhappy with their current situation. The emotional, cinematic video proves an ideal match for Tyrer’s honest, heart-on-sleeve songwriting. Exploring themes of perfection, vulnerability, escapism and empowerment, Tyrer also appears in the video as a guardian angel type figure for the struggling performer.

PSALM ZERO: Kerrang! Premieres “The Last Faith” Video

After nearly four years of writing, rehearsing, and solo project excursions, PSALM ZERO – the art metal outfit led by guitarist/singer/songwriter Charlie Looker – returns with Sparta. Having garnered respect in the metal underground over the past seven years for their intense blend of disparate styles and genres, PSALM ZERO delivers another statement of their truly unique vision of heavy music.

Futurebirds share new video via Rolling Stone, present tour with Teton Gravity Research

Athens, GA psychedelic country mainstays Futurebirds are excited to share the new video for “Waiting On A Call,” a highlight from their recent LP Teamwork. The video, which stars Ozark’s Marc Menchaca, debuted via Rolling Stone Country, who said that “Onstage and in the studio, the tone shifts wildly within the ‘Birds— from sheer sorrow to manic happiness, upbeat power ballads to tear-in-your-beer heartbreakers. The selections are undeniably catchy and poignant, each varying greatly from one tune to the next, something immediately comparable to the melodic swagger and genius of the Band some 50 years earlier… One of the most fascinating and captivating rock acts touring today.”

Psychedelia and Twang: Futurebirds Expand Country-Rock on New Album ‘Teamwork’

KINLEY – ‘Washington’

“I recorded “Washington” with Colin Buchanan, who worked with me to create more of an upbeat feel than a previous version of the track. Aaron Comeau added guitar and my father played drums and snare drum to capture the song’s marching feel.”

Brandon Mitchell – ‘Flexin’

On the track, Brandon floats over the laid-back, mellow production while explaining to listeners the importance of leveling up and putting the proper work and effort into your dreams. Brandon on the song’s meaning: “It’s a song about stepping up to the plate and executing your destiny. Fully living out your goals and resolutions. Flexing your muscles and showing the world that you are close to reaching your potential.” Aside from its cool demeanor and heavy bassline, “Flexin” is also a subtle, unashamed dedication to the love of God and love of self.

HYBORIAN Release Official Music Video for New Song “Expanse” via Invisible Oranges

Progressive sludge metal outfit HYBORIAN will release their sophomore effort, aptly titled ‘Volume II,’ on March 20, 2020! The Kansas City band has partnered with Invisible Oranges to premiere the official music video for their second single, “Expanse.” The clip can be seen and heard at THIS LOCATION.

Cayley Thomas: “Midnight Hours”

Cayley Thomas is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta whose natural affinity for constructing catchy melodies reveals her striking vocal range and character. Cayley’s upcoming album, How Else Can I Tell You?, is a collection of songs that reflect upon a period of subconscious overwhelm and the subsequent shift into conscious thought and awareness.


Julia Bardo today announced her debut EP Phase will be released on March 6th, 2020 via Wichita Recordings, and shared an early preview of the collection via the charming, retro video for “I Wanna Feel Love.” Of the Will Fry-directed clip, which premiered earlier today via The FADER (“heavenly”), Bardo explains: “I have a strange relationship with time; I tend to think too much about the future and not enough about the present, about living in the moment. In the video, I impersonate an older version of myself — a more mature woman, almost like a retired film star from the ’60s, who’s been waiting her whole life for something to happen, for love to come. The video is about this never-ending wait — waiting for something to end, waiting for something to start, waiting for someone to come home, for a phone call, for someone who’s going to love me.”


Today New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases her brand new single ‘Generous’ via PMR/Virgin Records. Produced by Julian Bunetta and co-written by Amber, ‘Generous’ is a woozy, bumping bedroom jam laced with strings sampled from Henry Mancini’s ‘Lujon’ and arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day.


Claye has received support from Kiss Fresh, 1Xtra, House of Solo, Reggaeville and Clash in recent months for his singles ‘Forever’, Walls and ‘Murda’. All feature on the new album ‘Medicine’ which stirs genres with a rush of Island flavour further infused by elements of contemporary R&B, reggae and pop. It’s unified by Claye’s eclectic voice, which seemingly effortlessly floats from boisterous to party-starting to tender and affectionate and back again. You can hear his songwriting pedigree throughout, with hooks that quickly embed themselves into the memory.

New music: Lucia & The Best Boys release new single ‘City Of Angels’ and ‘Eternity EP’ today

Recorded in LA with producer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore, Wolf Alice, Best Coast), the ‘Eternity EP’ sees Lucia and the Best Boys (formerly LUCIA) dive headfirst into their 80s inspirations – acts like Madonna, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Stevie Nicks, New Order and Human League – while also retaining the fierceness of their 90s grunge, Courtney Love-esque bent. “It’s more aggressive than you would think, when you think of 80s music,” explains Lucia, of the sound on this new EP.

‘Eternity EP’ features three band new tracks; lead single ‘City Of Angels’ live favourite ‘Flames’ and ‘My God,’ as well as their punchy previous single ‘Good Girls Do Bad Things’.

DJ EZ returns to The White Isles for Ibiza Residency

No stranger to Ibiza, dance music royalty DJ EZ has announced that he will be back on the island this summer with his new party NUVOLVE at the infamous Ibiza Rocks Hotel every Thursday in June.

Kicking off on the 4th and ending on the 25th, DJ EZ brings his latest endeavour, NUVOLVE to the fold, a high octane, sun kissed daytime party, bridging the gap between UK Garage, house music, bassline and everything it crosses. Saluted by the industry as being one of the finest and most technically gifted DJ’s on the planet EZ’s NUVOLVE party is one to put firmly in the calendar.