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Ecco2K premieres “Peroxide” video

Ecco2K is also sharing details of his forthcoming shows in Europe, with headline dates at The Garage in London, Macao in Milan, YES in Manchester and Trauma Bar in Berlin as part of YEAR0001’s five year celebration.

“Left Behind” – Stream/Share Union Duke’s New Single

Webster’s Dictionary defines Union Duke as a raucous collision of alt-rock and twang, bringing crowds to their feet with songs from the heart. In the two years since their last record, Golden Days, Union Duke has been steadily travelling and unravelling across the country, and they’re ready to share the lessons they’ve learned with a slate of new music.

Roman Lewis’ new single “Sucker” debuts today

Of the song, Lewis explains, “‘Sucker’ came about from spending my time laughing at self-deprecating memes on Instagram and then laughing at myself after realizing how messed up it was that I was dealing with these negative feelings by relating to these memes online about it. At first it was a self-deprecating song full of sexual innuendos and potty humor called ‘Eat Shit.’ When I went into the studio with Catherine Marks, she helped me peel away at the poo poo jokes and get to the heart of the song which is just about feeling worthless. ‘Eat Shit’ became ‘Sucker.’”

7 STONE RIOT Releases Official Music Video for “Scratching the Surface”

Birmingham, AL Rock Band 7 STONE RIOT has released the official music video for their single, “Scratching the Surface.” Directed by Brandon Jones and produced by Ken ‘GL’ Lanyon, “Scratching the Surface” is the title track off of their 2018 released EP.

new Saudade ft. Randy Blythe and Lee “Scratch” Perry

Check out the new Saudade track “Lions” ft. Randy Blythe of Lamb of God and Lee “Scratch” Perry. The first new piece of music to be released in 2020 from the genre-bending instrumental music collective, “Lions” is the start of much more music to come.

The Hour – “Overdue”

The Hour make their first inroads into 2020 today with the reveal of deeply new personal track, Overdue. An intricately crafted alt-pop cut with trauma and recovery at its core, Overdue, taken from upcoming sophomore project Father, is The Hour’s most open offering yet, inspired by a miscarriage suffered by the partner of band leader/ front man, Josh. Speaking on the release, Josh states: “Overdue is about losing a child before it’s born. It’s about longing for something so badly for so long, only for it to be lost before it ever comes to pass. It’s about love & hope and trying to move forward as best we can.”


“Blink-182 is the reason I started playing guitar when I was a kid. Their music helped me through my entire childhood & teenage years and I couldn’t be more honored to have them on a song of mine,” says Goody, “I hope ‘Scumbag’ can be the anthem for people’s lives such as Blink’s entire discography is for me.”

José Feliciano Releases Behind This Guitar Anticipated New Studio Album Out Today

Behind This Guitar reunites José, a multi-GRAMMY winner and Latin GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement recipient, with his longtime producer, Rick Jarrard, at a landmark moment in an enduring global concert and recording career now well into its sixth decade. Jarrard and Feliciano have come full circle, rediscovering the elixir of their early collaboration that spawned such hits as “Light My Fire” and “Let’s Find Each Other Tonight,” (which also appeared in the Oscar-winning film Fargo). Their process was much like it always was: Jarrard searched for songs that would “bring out that fire, that artist inside him, songs that will go down deep inside José, songs that he will emote.”


“You never know what’s going on with someone behind the scenes, people can be going through a lot & appear to be absolutely fine, says SHVPES frontman Griffin Dickinson. When shit gets ugly it can affect the way you see the world and that can manifest itself in ugly, negative traits. This song is reflecting on those traits and the knock on affect it can have on the people around you. Musically it’s a big step into a more solidified direction for our band. We’ve always had an eclectic approach to writing music but with Hot Head I think we’ve really found our own lane,”

Revered producer Will Clarke drops melodic techno weapon ‘U Take Me Higher’

Will Clarke kicks off 2020 with soulful techno weapon ‘U Take Me Higher’, out on Friday 31st January via his new All We Have Is Now imprint.

A vocal-laced slice of deep, grooving techno heat, ‘U Take Me Higher’ signifies a change in sonic direction for the Bristol-born artist, who has built a reputation around his low-slung brand of booty bass. Pairing high-octane kick drums with rich, emotive melodies, the track’s appeal stretches far beyond the dancefloor with Radio 1 selector Pete Tong featuring the track as his Essential New Tune this week.


Danish outfit Phlake reimagine tropical-tinged pop with a touch of 90s soul with new single ‘Slip Away’, out now.

The track is the follow up to last year’s 90’s influenced single ‘Waited All Summer’ – which marked the first collaboration with the enigmatic Mercedes The Virus – the recent luscious cut ‘Baby Steps’ and is the third offering from their forthcoming collaborative album.

BRAND NEW FRIEND – Reveal ‘Stop The Days’ single

In anticipation of their ‘A Cure For Living’ EP this Valentines Day (via Xtra Mile Recordings), the Northern Irish alt-rockers are clearly feeling the love already and today release ‘Stop The Days’; a new track that finds the band daydreaming about indie’s once-upon-a-time golden couple…

Premiered On Gay Times, Lloren Unleashes Liberating New Single ‘More’

As a long-time advocate for women empowerment and LGBTQ+ rights, Lloren has long sought to break down barriers and challenge popular pre-conceptions, as is the case with her new track, ‘More’.The single comes as a taster of what fans can expect at her solo dates early in 2020, as well as her planned arena slots later in the year.

Toronto’s Tafari Anthony, that was just premiered via PAPER Magazine Entitled “Centrefold”

Tafari (pronounced Ta-far-eye) Anthony is a Toronto based artist whose music blends R&B, pop, and soul. He is a creator who embodies the spirit of the modern musician. Not just a musician, but a creator. Known for his sleek vocal tones, sultry melodies and music which oozes with personality, Tafari leaves listeners in awe – somewhat apt considering his name means “He who inspires awe”.

His influences range from artists like Prince and John Legend, to more contemporary artists like Lennon Stella and Charlie Puth, among others. Often described as a mix of Sam Smith and MNEK, Tafari creates deeply emotional songs that resonate across generations. “All of these artists are creating music that is pop in its own right, but also so different from each other”, shares the musician.


Today Dua Lipa reveals the artwork and track listing information for Future Nostalgia, her highly anticipated sophomore LP due for release on April 3rd.

Future Nostalgia will include the global hit single “Don’t Start Now,” and new single “Physical,” which is available to stream today. The new album will be available for download on all digital platforms as well as physical pink neon vinyl, CD, picture disc, gold cassette and deluxe box set.


“$not is the next rebellious rapper on his way to the top of the South Florida hip-hop scene.” — Pitchfork

“The millions of streams and cult-like fanbase he’s amassed didn’t materialize out of thin air—$NOT’s a genuine artist, and he’s been putting in work.” – Complex


From over a decade in music bringing his hits to the biggest festival main-stage smashes, no-one has defined the past era within electronic music as much as Hardwell. Shattering records across the industry and post-announcement of his sabbatical from touring, the driving force behind some of the biggest hits in recent years, now accumulates ‘The Story Of Hardwell’; a collective contribution of his biggest hits past and present.