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Quelle Chris & Chris Keys – Sudden Death (New Song & Video)

“It cant all be all sudden death. We’re so much different than the rest. Just clear that desktop start fresh. Just let your seat back take a breath. You’ll find it’s worth it cause life ain’t perfect.”

Didirri Shares Reflective New Single “Raw Stuff”

Didirri has kicked off the new year with the reflective new single “Raw Stuff” and accompanying music video. True to its name, “Raw Stuff” captures an unspoken, universal experience – when two people, despite how close they are, are unable to open up to one other. Fortunately, the story and the song both find a resolution. The Alternative singer-songwriter has also announced he’ll be in North America for SXSW, followed by dates with label mates Alex The Astronaut and Jack River in Los Angeles (March 24th @ The Bootleg), Brooklyn (March 26th @ Baby’s All Right), and Toronto (March 27th @ The Drake).

Teen Christina Munsey To Release Dreamy, Electro-Pop Debut EP March 6 | Pre-Order Available Now

Young talent isn’t a rare commodity these days but young talent with a distinguished voice, polished writing skills, poise, and a sense of self and determination isn’t commonplace. And in an era where having teams of people writing one single song is considered the norm, Munsey is her own team writing effortless electro-pop melodies and lyrics with indie vibes that float along to her dreamy vocals as she sings about everyday teen angst.

Enter the Madge Multiverse with future-pop single ‘Headshot’

One-woman DIY-pop project Madge, today (Jan 30th) returns with a ten-tonne, sonic boom of pop in ‘Headshot’. Having just been announced as an artist in residency for ‘Future Classics x Dropbox’ – and cutting her teeth as a producer with Pussy Riot, YUNGBLUD & Travis Barker – Madge now looks to establish herself as one of the most audacious and essential artist/producers working at the moment.

New music video from The Sweet Serenades, darkwave in a unique animated video (Think A-ha)

Swedish ex-duo (now a one man-band) that made more than a 100 shows at Swedish prisons before releasing their album debut 2009. The band have released three album since then. Their songs have travelled around the world thanks to dedicated fans, touring and song placements in TV-series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Teen Wolf, The Foster and more.

BEFORE SUNDAY to release debut album in April (Rockshots-Italy)

BEFORE SUNDAY has signed a worldwide deal with Rockshots Records to release their debut album “Anticipation” in April 2020.

BEFORE SUNDAY is a band with a raw, energetic and personal attitude. Based in London, UK, originally from Greece, guitarist and songwriter Nik Basis formed the band in 2012. Singer Stella Panteloudi quickly joined the group, and the duo relocated to London the following year.

Lilly Hiatt To Release “Walking Proof” March 27th – PopMatters Premieres “P-Town” Today

Today, PopMatters has premiered the album highlight “P-Town.” They state, “It is a quintessential Hiatt tune: elements of jangle and twang intermingle with loud, flesh-raising rock ‘n’ roll and lyrical forthrightness. It shows, in sharp relief, the difference between an emerging artist and one who has arrived.” Hear the song HERE.


Directed by Joan Bosch [Gorgon City’s “There for You” featuring MK] and shot in Barcelona, the music video shocks the lyrics to life. A group of friends kick back in a parking lot before the track takes over, and the female protagonist quite literally bends over backwards under the rush of love. The visual jumps to a flashy and frenetic dance routine awash in neon lights and turn-of-the-century raver style as it pulsates to a driving rhythm.


“Pa’que Te Casate” es una frase que pego Brazil21 y la hizo trending a nivel internacional en el mundo de habla hispana. Al ver la popularidad que tuvo la frase, deciden meterse al estudio de grabación y experimentar con ritmos afro-caribeños, tropicales y un toque de sazón brasileño, bajo la producción de Jaeycol Federal, logrando una canción rítmica, contagiosa y bailable que pondrá a gozar y bailar a todo el mundo con la participación de Alcover (@alcover); MelyMel (@melymel) y Luigi 21 Plus (@luigi21plus).

Healy Releases Music Video for “Reckless” Today

Memphis based singer/songwriter/producer Healy releases the music video for his track “Reckless” today. “Reckless” embodies Healy’s signature sound consisting of a unique blend of R&B, hip-hop, and pop. The track was featured on Healy’s debut album Subluxe and has nearly 25 million streams on Spotify.

Last fall, Healy released “Tuscon,” which has garnered nearly 1 million combined audio streams. Keep checking for more music from Healy coming soon.

Reckless Kelly Announce Two New Albums ‘American Girls’ & ‘American Jackpot’ Out May 22

Today, the Austin, TX-based country rock band Reckless Kelly announced two new full length albums, American Girls and American Jackpot, to be released on May 22 via Thirty Tigers. Billboard shared the first single from the pair of albums, “I Only See You With My Eyes Closed” from American Girls, which is available now.

Stonefox return with new melancholic track ‘Lightning’

After 12 months in the studio Stonefox make a bold return in 2020 signed to Canadian electronic record label Seeking Blue (MrSuicideSheep) with a lush and melancholic new track ‘Lightning’.

Staying true to their musical roots, ‘Lightning’ is a continuation of Stonefox’s moody and emotionally honest work and the first taste from their forthcoming EP with Sydney-based producer Jean-Paul Fung (Last Dinosaurs, Client Liaison).

New music: PJ Orr’s “Tightrope Walker”

PJ Orr has made something very special with his latest album, the second since departing Sydney psych-rock group Hailer. PJ is the (sub)urbanite poet who has emerged from the fog to present Tightrope Walker, a guitar record that will leave you levitating as strangely familiar sounds swan and seesaw all over your subconscious. To celebrate the announcement, PJ Orr shares the album’s eponymous first single – it’s a haunted record, perhaps. But like a punch-drunk boxer, it sways yet ultimately manages to stay triumphant on its own two feet.

15 of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2020

2020 is already shaping up to be a massive year for music. We just haven’t heard much of it yet. It’s all just over a horizon too hazy to reveal exactly where or when. Our anticipation is based solely on rumors and a slow trickle of teaser tracks pointing the way towards a glut of exciting new records. The only trouble is that those crafty musicians like to play coy. They like to build buzz by repping their upcoming albums long before we get to hear any of it.

15 of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2020

LOOSE FIT sign to FatCat Records

Today, Sydney AUS quartet Loose Fit are sharing their debut single “Pull The Lever.” Taken from the forthcoming self-titled EP, set for release through FatCat Records on April 3, “Pull The Lever” wastes no time in marking the band’s intent. A purposeful, broad-shouldered, looping bass motif is set front-and-centre against wiry guitar chuntering and scatter-gun percussion. Lead singer Anna Langdon marries charismatic, pitch-black vocals to lyrics that mix oblique imagery with emotionally powerful subject matter. It starkly paints life as an endless series of risky gambles, Langdon nonchalantly commanding, “Pull the lever, try your luck again, colours spinning, wind them up again, it’s time to start again.”

Vex Red announce headline UK tour + latest single ‘Air’

They released their latest track Air from recent EP Give Me The Dark back in November via SaySomething Records, the bands first collection of new music since their debut record Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire back in 2002, and after a long break they’ve picked up exactly where they left off. Give Me The Dark was hailed as a triumphant return to glory.

New > on BONE SODA ノノ > Bekah CC > “No Change”

Bekah CC, born Rebekah Cohen-Corbett, is an American singer/songwriter, producer & painter. With her soft voice flowing on heavy hip-hop drums, she delves into thoughts of love, addiction and more personal traits: “She don’t like what the preacher or the pope sang, pocket full of No Change, grimy in her fingernail beds”

New Music // Finlay – “Evolution”

Evolution by newcomer Finlay is a song that’ll hit you straight in the soul. The song pairs well with the spirit of reflection that runs wild in everyone’s January New Year Resolutions to create something on first listen that feels like a journey within.


Painstakingly writing, recording and producing the 9-track album himself, Boyd only called upon outside help for one track, “Was It Something I Said,” which features drums by Emily Dolan Davies (The Darkness, Kim Wilde.) Mastering was done by Harry Hess at H-Bomb Mastering (Barenaked Ladies, Danko Jones, Monster Truck.)

Aubrie Sellers Releases New Single “Lucky Charm”

Rising singer/songwriter Aubrie Sellers shares gritty new single “Lucky Charm” ahead of the release of her highly-anticipated sophomore album Far From Home this coming Friday on Soundly Music. Written by Aubrie alongside Adam Wright (Alan Jackson, Brent Cobb), “Lucky Charm” reflects love’s ability to embolden and empower, turning everything miraculously around in an instant. Billboard premiered the track on Friday, observing Far From Home “has the Nashville-raised, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter embracing her distinct brand of garage country, as well as her emotions,” and Rolling Stone declares “buzzing with swirling rock guitar and pounding rhythm, ‘Lucky Charm’ turns negatives into positives.”


Eliyahu Sills and Rachel Valfer, a highly popular duo among Bay Area world music enthusiasts, are now excited to release Open the Gates on January 31st. The album, a collection of Jewish Middle Eastern music both contemporary and timeless in approach finds its inspiration in the historic and mystical melodies of antiquity.

Mizrahi music, or music of immigrants from Arab lands, was long deemed inferior by Ashkenazi (European) Jews. But now as young Jewish people around the world seek connection to their ancestral origins through music, Rachel and Eliyahu’s Open the Gates couldn’t be more timely. They found their love for the music and each other as they explored music from around the world as The Qadim Ensemble.

Indie Pop Single From Swedish Duo Whooda Thunk

On the 31st of January, Whooda Thunk will release their new single Neo, which is short for Neo-Digital Native. It is the Japanese term for the current generation, Gen Z. ”Neo is an anthem for people who don’t really care. We’ve experienced that people around us tend to be apathetic and lack of motivation. This song is for them.” Whooda Thunk was founded in Sweden 2017 by Carl Gränsmark and Rickard Lindgren who’d been making music together since childhood. After a busy 2018, the duo decided to focus entirely on the studio. Neo is the result of about a year worth of music-making.