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HELL SPET release “Killer Machine” an explosive concept album

HELL SPET come back with a new album, a concept studied in every detail, which title already promises not to take prisoners. “Killer Machine” is the fifth album of the Italian 6-piece, an orchestra of crazy musicians who over the years has masterfully created their own explosive mix of punk, bluegrass and country seasoned with great personality, in the name of the need to make music with a strong character and the desire to set the stages on fire with explosive performances.

MITCHEL EVAN Releases New Single, “Las Cruces”

Richmond, VA Americana Singer / Songwriter MITCHEL EVAN has released his new single, “Las Cruces,” via The Label Group / INgrooves.

[Single] Mayhem & Reckonize Real ft. Skyzoo & Treva Holmes “City Rises Up” prod. by Reckonize Real

Boston born rhyme staple Mayhem (of EMS) & veteran Queens, NY producer Reckonize Real let loose one more gem before their project drops Friday, this time enlisting the lyrical expertise of Brooklyn wordsmith Skyzoo. On “City Rises Up” May & Sky take turns paying homage to their respective birth places while Reck provides a rich & soulful backdrop & fellow Boston native Treva Holmes handles hook duties. “Audio Murals” features Skyzoo, Rapper Big Pooh & more!

OKILLY DOKILLY Announces “When The Comet Gets Here Tour” + New Single, “Slaughterhouse”

“Slaughterhouse” features artwork by Adam Rose, and is available via iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and all digital outlets.

OKILLY DOKILLY ‘When The Comet Gets Here Tour’ dates:
Apr 3 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
Apr 16 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
Apr 17 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
Apr 18 – Nashville, TN – EXIT/IN
Apr 19 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
Apr 21 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
Apr 22 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
Apr 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland Bar & Grill
Apr 24 – Boston, MA – Hard Rock Café Boston
Apr 25 – New Brunswick, NJ – Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub
Apr 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse Stage & Grill
Apr 28 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
Apr 29 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
May 1 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
May 2 – Cudahy, WI – X-Ray Arcade
May 3 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
May 5 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
May 7 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street – OKC
May 8 – Dallas, TX – Three Links Deep Ellum
May 9 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room

HEAVY PETTIN’ Releases First New EP ‘4 Play’ on Valentines Day

HEAVY PETTIN’ have announced the release of their first new EP ‘4Play’ on Valentines Day – February 14, 2020. The first batch of new HEAVY PETTIN’ songs recorded in over 30 years. Pre-order the EP here:

ANOTHER DAY DAWNS Release Official Music Video for “Taste of Heaven;”

Lehighton, PA Hard Alternative Rock Band ANOTHER DAY DAWNS has released the official music video for “Taste of Heaven,” off of their newly released EP, Stranger. Directed by Cyrus Entezam of C.Ent Productions and Produced by John Phillips of 900 Management, “Taste of Heaven” was premiered on The Noise.

LITTLEMEN – Announce new album: ‘It’s A Beautiful Thing’ – out 20 March 2020

Set for release on 20th March 2020 via their own Littlemen Recordings imprint, the record sees the UK roots-rockers come together with a new-look line-up to unfurl 10 tracks of accomplished musicianship and timeless songwriting of the highest calibre.

Though long established as firm favourites on the West Country music scene, from tuning-in to the classic country-rock sound of the LITTLEMEN’s latest you could quite easily be forgiven for thinking you’ve intercepted a broadcast intended to accompany those cruising down the dusty highways of the Western USA. So authentic is their widescreen Americana, new album ‘It’s A Beautiful Thing’ could almost have been sealed in a time capsule in the mid-seventies, only to be unearthed these decades later as a “forgotten classic” testifying to a bygone and beautiful era.

EnnieLoud’s beautiful video ‘ The Best I Can’

Sweet without being saccharine, sentimental without being mawkish, ‘The Best I Can’ is a poignant reflection on the twin poles of femininity, and the quiddities of being human and vulnerable. Framed as a series of statements to one’s weaker self, ‘The Best I Can’ is a slow bounce hinged around a minimal and addicting bassline. Written by Cassandra, whose R&B tinged vocal recalls the halcyon days of Lauryn Hill, the song was produced by band member Fabio Rizzoli, aka BeeOff, and recorded and performed by the band at the SAE Institute of London. Beau Vallis (Kelly Rowland, Pharrell, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg) assists Fabio with the mixing and masters it himself. On ‘The Best I Can’ EnnieLoud have found a style that mixes neo-soul melodics with the ambient soundscaping of artists like Portishead and Goldfrapp, adding technical flourishes used by live DJs – drum and bass filters, synth arpeggiators and samples. The video was directed by Juanmi Cuesta and choreographed and performed by Italian danseuse Colette Gasparini. It follows a young girl as she dances with tireless passion in the immensity of a disused warehouse. ‘The Best I Can’ is a sincere expression of inner-strength, a genre-defying testament to self-definition in the face of very human doubts.


Returning to the road for what promises to be his biggest North American headline run to date, G Herbo embarks on the PTSD Tour this winter. The jaunt begins February 27 in Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Steel, plays major cities coast-to-coast for five weeks, and comes to a close at House of Blues in Cleveland, OH on April 7.

Climate Change Video Banger from Rockers MINT

On ‘Goodbye Beautiful’ frontman Zak has written a song that encapsulates the diverse issues his generation faces. Memories of hearing ‘Bella Ciao’ sung by the sole Italian family in his area inspired him to write a song to voice the resentments, fears and concerns of the young over the environment and their future, as well as wider issues such as racism, animal cruelty and societal division. In three and a half minutes, Mint channel the broad scope of the song into a high-octane imperial march towards certain doom. Guitars careen through the mix mounting to an explosive and unforgettable chorus. It is a powerful statement of intent from a group who see the emotional resonance of music as a potential platform for uniting people. The accompanying video is compiled from footage taken by a friend of the band on his travels, interspersed with suggestive images: icebergs, waste, oil spillage, animal suffering and protesters clamouring for revolution. As they were developing the idea, the group reached out online and contacted organisations, bloggers and social media. “It was an amazing response and took us by surprise” confirms Sam (Veggie). “Most people were delighted to be involved and all added thanks and support.” “We’re hoping that we will touch upon people enough to make them think” Zak adds. “We hope that it will inspire them to do their bit”. Fans of the song can expect a raw honky tonk acoustic version forthcoming too.