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Victoria Langford – Boboli Gardens single

Singer-songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Victoria Langford is an accomplished musician who has weathered the rigors of classical-based school band regimes. As an adult, with little experience playing in bands, she immersed herself in-the-trial-by-fire world of playing with indie rock musicians. Yet, the most challenging music experience she’s grappled with has been writing, recording, and releasing her bravely emotive debut solo album next Spring.

Nasa Woods returns with sultry, scorching new single “Details”

West London’s rising act Nasa Woods returns with full effect in 2020 with his brand new single “Details”

Nasa has been bringing serious heat with previous releases “F.R.I.E.N.D.S.” and “Can’t Stop Me Now” – the latter sitting on over 60k streams and gracing many international playlists. Now, his latest cut sees him circling in on his signature urban-pop sound that has garnered fans across borders.

Chin Injeti – Stop Being So “Serious”

“”Serious” is the story of someone who is too caught up in their feelings. They need to chill out and enjoy the moment. The song is inspired by my love for 80s funk and boogie music, captivating a celebratory feeling.”

ghostfrom206 – ‘bored’

Bored is the second music video by Ghostfrom206 and is going to be part of an upcoming series where he releases 8 music videos before the end of march. It was filmed entirely by Jacob Keihn of Drink Water Media and edited by both Ghost and Jacob together. The music video takes a more freeform approach to music videos seeking to convey a narrative and eschewing more traditional music video styles. It sought to portray the feelings of boredom in both audio and visual format.

“A Bowie Celebration” Returns To North America For 30 Date Run

A Bowie Celebration returns to North America this March following a major European tour in January this year. The run kicks off in San Diego on March 3, and will stage 30 shows across The United States and Canada. The final appearance will be staged April 11 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

New music: Balthazar share new track ‘Halfway’ – listen now

A renowned and prolific live entity, last year saw the band continually on-the-road and whilst touring saw Halfway written – possibly titled because it falls between Fever and its anticipated follow-up? The more flexible approach to the making of Fever mirrored by the resultant collection of tracks continues with Halfway, the continual live itinerary playing new tracks has enhanced that creativity and seen both songwriters and vocalists Maarten Devoldere and Jinte Deprez continue the writing process on tour.


After a time away from the limelight since his last solo record, Daniel has been working on a collection of new tracks and the first of which, ‘Paradise’, is the perfect introduction into the new iteration of Daniel’s sound. The single, which shows off his incredible vocal. And with additional production by Kwes (Loyle Carner, Pusha T, Bobby Womack) it pushes the soundtrack into a soulful, jazz-leaning world but with an edge that keeps it firmly relevant.

Learn the recipe for a make-up sandwich in bizarre new Arabnormal video

After 3 albums Antwerp’s noisiest outfit The Hickey Underworld evaporated. They never announced a break up, they just ceased to be… but the genie’s back out of the bottle. Well sorta… Frontman and main songwriter Younes Faltakh is the sole survivor and teamed up with ex Das Pop member Niek Meul. The pair set up camp in Niek’s studio in Oslo and recorded 10 eccentric, mysterious and groovy tracks. Guitars do a lapdance wrapping their tormented strings around a worked up rhythm section while Younes’ hoarse growl sounds as familiar as it does threatening.

The Slow Readers Club share video for new single ‘All I Hear’

The Slow Readers Club have shared the video for their new single, ‘All I Hear’, the first track to be taken from their upcoming fourth album, The Joy Of The Return, out March 20th via Modern Sky UK.

The video was produced in collaboration with Chris from Croftwerk and the band’s lighting designer, Ash, and sees an animated 3D representation of a six-sided parabola, which started life as a paper sculpture by Ruth Pestell.

BASIA BULAT – Reveals “Already Forgiven” Single

Bulat has joined forces once again with Jim James of My Morning Jacket for the new album, who also produced her 2016 release Good Advice.

“When making this album I tried to challenge myself in ways I hadn’t before. I felt like the only way my art could grow was to open my heart to all the things I was afraid of. I wanted to write a song about one of the concepts I’ve struggled with the most since childhood, the idea of forgiveness,” Bulat says.

Basia Bulat shares the Origins of new single “Already Forgiven”: Stream

Extrema Outdoor Announces Full Line-up for 2020 Festival

Celebrating its 10th edition this year, Extrema Outdoor Belgium has announced its artists for the 2020 three-day festival, setting the standard for house and techno lineups as one of the most impressive of the summer.

Taking place across three days from 29 – 31 May 2020, Extrema Outdoor Belgium boasts an incredible line-up in a unique and beautiful setting, combining hard hitting, atmospheric techno, quality house from across the spectrum and some of the best live acts from the world of underground music.

Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2020

DJ and Producer ROMAN CIGI Throws Away the Rulebook with New Track “Countdown to Fight”

ROMAN CIGI is bringing cinematic scope to his library of samples and his reinvention of what house music is and possibly can be. Incorporating some Hans Zimmer-esque cues, ominous build-ups and some fantastical stings, Countdown to Fight is a track which demands to be heard far beyond the dancefloors.

MALKA returns to champion gymnast roots in ‘Moving Together’ video

Scottish multi-instrumentalist MALKA has released the video for her new single ‘Moving Together’, taken from her forthcoming third album I’m Not Your Soldier out February 28th via Tantrum Records.

The song explores the feelings experienced in the reestablishment of old relationships, and the video finds MALKA reconnecting with her old friend and former gymnastics partner Lorna Somner.

Crossed Keys “Times of Grace” Video

Philadelphia’s own Crossed Keys released their Hellminded Records debut, Saviors, on October 4th. The melodic punk quintet features former members of Kid Dynamite, Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, and The Curse. Saviors is comprised of seven songs that offer a fresh take on the melodic punk-hardcore played in the tri-state underground scene of the late 90’s and early aughts. This release will certainly resonate with fans of Samiam, The Bomb, and The Loved Ones. The band put together a lyric video for the track “Times of Grace” which is made up of a joyride around various neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

Crossed Keys Premieres Video For “Times of Grace”


19 year-old rising star Audrey Mika releases her new track “Pan!c” via RCA Records. Listen HERE. “Pan!c” follows previously released tracks “Y U Gotta B Like That” which has amassed over 736.3K videos on TikTok and hit #6 on the platforms trending chart, “Change Your Heart” and “Fake Heartbreak” which Idolator called “soulful” and Ones to Watch praised its “gorgeous bluesy vibe.”

Incubus Announce Summer 2020 North American Tour With 311

Today, multi-platinum selling band INCUBUS has announced they will be hitting the road this summer on their upcoming North American amphitheater tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off July 15 in Auburn, WA and will travel to 35+ cities across the country before concluding September 5 in Noblesville, IN. The Grammy-nominated band will be joined on the trek by alternative rock stalwarts 311, who are celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2020 (and will play all 50 U.S. States over the year) and Badflower, who recently had two #1 songs at Rock Radio. This summer marks the first time in 20 years that Incubus and 311 have toured together.


Directed by Zac Facts [The Weeknd, Future], the clip shows French and Juicy J like we’ve never seen them before. Going down somewhere in Los Angeles after dark, a classic red convertible pulls up to an assisted living home as two silver-haired dames launch a debauched evening—making it rain and causing all kinds of trouble. Riding shotgun, animated bobbleheads of French and Juicy J soundtrack the mayhem. Between talking Benjamins and eye-popping animation, “50s & 100s” might just be the wildest video of 2020…