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“I wrote this album as someone – and for anyone – who likes dancing but doesn’t necessarily want to go out on a Saturday. It’s dance music for people who don’t want to go out” – Jack Garratt

If Jack Garratt wasn’t a musician, he’d make a mean critic. A detractor of his music could throw a brickbat at him but Jack will always have got there first. Ask him now about his 2016 debut album ‘Phase’ and the 28-year-old doesn’t pull his punches, describing it as “busy and erratic”, “clever bullshit … a record full of beautiful metaphor that doesn’t really say anything. I was scared to actually say something real; I didn’t think people wanted to hear it. That’s why my production on that record is so busy, so saturated.” Yup, he’s down on the production, too. “I didn’t think I was a good producer, so I did lots of tricks to make people think: ‘He’s good.’ Same with the lyrics, with the melodies, all of it: it was just me on a face-value level effectively going: ‘This is good because it’s impressive, not because it’s actually good.’”

ROCH shares new single ‘T-Rose’

London based singer, songwriter, and producer ROCH is sharing ‘T-Rose’ – the latest single from her upcoming debut album ‘Via Media’ (out March 6th). Alongside the new single ROCH is today announcing a headline show at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on April 9th.

Dead & Company Set “Summer Tour 2020” – Band’s Only 2020 Headlining Concerts

DEAD & COMPANY announces its Summer Tour 2020, kicking off July 10th & 11th with two shows at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, and running through August 7th & 8th, with two nights at Boston’s historic Fenway Park. The 17-date summer tour also includes two shows at the iconic Wrigley Field in Chicago, the home of the Cubs; one night at Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves; and one at MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, marking the second year in a row the band has headlined an NFL stadium. These 17 shows are the only headline tour dates Dead & Company will play in 2020! A full listing of these 2020 tour dates can be found below.

FLAX – EP Produced By The Revivalists’ Zack Feinberg Out Tomorrow!

Releasing his first note of music at 33 years old, the EP offers an unflinching birds-eye view of modern-day life’s highs and lows, framing topics such as social media, addiction, mortality and identity through the prism of an award-winning TV journalist, documentary filmmaker, and now, singer-songwriter-guitarist.

AARA: Swiss Atmospheric Black Metal Trio To Release En Ergô Einai Full-Length

Just one year after their accomplished debut, Swiss atmospheric black metal trio AARA strikes while the proverbial iron is hot with the release of their mesmerizing second record, En Ergô Einai, set for release this April via their new label home of Debumur Morti Productions


Psychedelic Retro Rock Quintet HÄLLAS Release Video for New Track “Tear Of A Traitor”

Swedish psychedelic adventure rock quintet HÄLLAS have been turning heads in the scene for years, and are now on the eve of the release of their new album, Conundrum, available digitally on February 14 and in CD/vinyl format on March 20 via Napalm Records. Plus, as an exclusive vinyl special for fans, the album will not only be available in black Gatefold, but also in strictly limited green Gatefold vinyl.

Madge releases nightmare acid-trip video for new single Headshot

One-woman DIY-pop project Madge, today (Feb 6th) releases the video for latest single Headshot. Having just been announced as an artist in residency for ‘Future Classics x Dropbox’ – Madge now looks to establish herself as one of the most audacious and essential artist/producers working at the moment.

THE SONIC DAWN: new song “Soul Sacrifice” available!

About the song: “‘Soul Sacrifice’ sounds like an organ drenched, fuzzed out, latin rock inspired song by a road hardened group of long haired, bell bottom clad acid freaks. Which happens to be exactly what it is. Imagine The Sonic Dawn’s sativa groove blasting from your car stereo. The night is young, the road is open and you haven’t seen a cop around all day. Stay out late and watch the stars. You can save your soul and take your freedom, if you want it.”

‘Soul Sacrifice’ by The Sonic Dawn

Only The Family Soldiers Memo600 & Doodie Lo Bring the Streets to the ‘Burbs in “Hang Out” Video

Known in Chicago and nationwide for his street bonafides, Lil Durk signed a hungry crew of like-minded artists to his Only The Family label. Today, Memo600 and Doodie Lo, two of OTF’s standout signees, connect to share “Hang Out,” their new video. A tough-talking drill battle cry, “Hang Out” finds Doodie Lo and Memo advising us to keep our circles tight and beware of anyone who can’t hang: “He can’t hang out, he a lame, he a ho/Hide the bread from my bro, he pillow talkin’ to these hoes (Uh-uh)/Tuck your chain now ’cause my shawty, he on go/In the trenches pourin’ 4’s, smokin’ sour with my woes,” growls Memo in the chorus. In the video, Memo and Doodie Lo head to the Chicago suburbs with a troupe of models for some hoops and hot-tubbing. With over 160k streams on Spotify, “Hang Out” is the closing track on Family Over Everything, OTF’s December 2019 mixtape, which showcased the talents of the whole crew.

EVIL INVADERS Premiere Killer New Video for VENOM Classic, “Witching Hour”!

Last October saw progressive thrash/speed metal overlords EVIL INVADERS release their first live album via Napalm Records. Surge of Insanity – Live in Antwerp 2018 is the band’s ultimate hometown takeover, taped at the Trix Zaal in 2018, and immortalizes their incredible high-octane live phenomenon in sound and vision. Today, EVIL INVADERS are sharing a brand new video for a very special song and metal anthem, a cover of the Venom classic “Witching Hour”!

Brother Moses premieres new video and kicks off tour

Indie rock band, Brother Moses, has premiered the new video, “What Does It Take?,” with ThrdCoast. “What Does It Take?” is the latest single from the band’s upcoming album, Desperation Pop, on March 6th, 2020. Engineered by Calvin Lauber (The Band CAMINO, Julien Baker), Desperation Pop is the follow up to Brother Moses’ 2018’s debut LP, Magnolia.

Axel Flóvent Shares “Driving Hours” Video     

Speaking about the song, Axel explains, “[‘Driving Hours’] is about getting in your own way and letting fear blind you from the truth. It’s about breaking a relationship by overthinking everything and being indecisive.” Filmed in Iceland and directed by filmmaker Magnus Andersen, the video captures that sense of isolation and desolation when trapped within one’s own mind.

NYC’s Strange Majik “Lo-Fi Hi” is here!

This single will lead us into Strange Majik’s new full length LP “20/20” which drops March 20. For fans of Jack White, The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr, Fantastic Negrito, and classic rock ‘n’ roll.

Philipe Schizas releases his new single ‘Redneck Dream’

Redneck Dream is the second official release from Philipe Schizas’s up and coming EP Me N My Guitar.

Co-written with Australia-based Corey Jay, Philipe’s newest single is all about a rootsy country girl. Inspired by Philipe’s travels through the south of the USA, Redneck Dream is country-rock to the core, a swaggering tale of denim and desire. The gravel in his vocal delivery a testament to earthy connection Philipe Schizas has to that region’s ability to inspire song.

New Music From Lute “GED (Gettin Every Dolla)” Out Now On Dreamville/Interscope Records

Dreamville loyalists have spent the past few weeks contemplating the meaning behind the label’s “Gettin Every Dolla” commercials. They will be happy to know that it has, in part, served as a teaser for the long-awaited return of Grammy-nominated artist, Lute. Ripping across the duly-titled single, “GED (Gettin Every Dolla),” Lute’s distinct delivery and swift flow is a sharp reminder of the artist’s intensity and lyrical prowess. As Lute raps about his personal “come-up,” the accompanying Neal Farmer-directed visual paints an even broader picture of triumph; hinting at various time periods throughout American history while Lute stands tall, throughout.

NEW video – “The End” – BipolArte

Slackin Beats – ‘Seasalt’ (feat. Maydar)

“The production has a sad yet melancholic vibe to it combined with Maydar’s lush, smooth vocals and beautiful yet heartbroken lyrics. Seasalt is about is about a relationship with someone that started off good but after a while ends with sadness and heartache. Therefore it feels like you add some seasalt to the wound.”


Born in Haiti, Kingg Bucc spent a few years in The Bahamas, and was raised in Miami’s Little Haiti and Victory Park. His infectious melodies, clever punchlines, and over the top personality grabs your attention solidifying his spot as one of the most amazing and interesting lyricists to come out of Miami. Before he decided to take music seriously, Kingg Bucc built his name in the streets. “There’s the black market and then there’s the street market! Anyone from the hood knows that if you want something, there are ways to get it,” shares Bucc. “I was interested in producing and swiped some computer equipment, a keyboard, and MPC. At the time I had no idea how to use them, but I knew the producers who I looked up to – Kanye and Timbaland – created their early tracks on an MPC so I knew the equipment was top of the line.”

Grace Carter Shares New Video For “Amnesia”

Showcasing another slice of her new-found resilience and musical direction, “Amnesia” is an upbeat, punchy song that explores forgiveness and new beginnings in love and life; a perfect song to embrace as we enter a new year and new decade. The video, directed by James Slater, sees Grace defiant and standing tall against the difficulties human relationships can throw at us. A bold step into a new future, complete with her smashing up regular household items that burst into color displaying vibrant life within.