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Eighth Annual “Your Big Break “ to Showcase Young Original Long Island Musicians for Industry Execs

Although it is generally well-known how difficult it is for a young musician to be heard by an important music executive, each year the Gold Coast Arts Center, Love Revolution Org., and the Rick Eberle Agency are able to give ambitious youth that exact opportunity. Presenting the Annual Your Big Break showcase held at the Gold Coast Arts Center’s Weinstein Playhouse; accomplished veteran music business professionals donate their time and resources to help identify and assist the new wave of aspiring stars to take the next step in their musical journey.

Your Big Break 2020

Royal Trux’ Neil Michael Hagerty returns with a new The Howling Hex album

“The song, and album, is everything you’ve come to expect from the former Royal Trux member: Screaming electric guitars, harsh-edged vocals and a kind of self-aware absurdity.” Rolling Stone

Neil Hagerty Is Back as Howling Hex and He’s ‘100% Real’

EARTH ROT Release Music Video for New Single, “Mind Killer”

Guitarist Colin Dickie comments: “As the human mind develops and matures, the radiant yet indistinct forms of the unknown coalesce into knowable concepts, bounded and caged by language. The blazing brilliance of primal ideas solidifies into the banality of earthly understanding. A malevolent entity, old as existence itself, unknowable by mortal languages – as mortal language was created to guard the mind from its conception. For aeons it lurked, hidden in the spaces between concepts. It defied definition – the antithesis of the conscious mind. Mind Killer.”

Jesse Merineau shares new single ‘Honey’ out today

Jesse’s new single, “Honey,” is a catchy, dancy electro-pop track about the feeling in your stomach when you see someone who is looking at you in the same way. When your insecurities drop, because you’re a bit intoxicated. When you already know that person is thinking what you’re thinking.

Watch the video for “Coin”, the second lead single from NY’s The Bobby Lees

Their new record SKIN SUIT was produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion and will be released on Alive Naturalsound Records on May 8th, 2020. Skin Suit mixes classic garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling. In the past year they’ve played with The Chats, Future Islands, Boss Hog, Daddy Long Legs, Shannon & The Clams and Murphy’s Law. They will be on tour in the US and Europe throughout 2020.

Goat Releases New Single “Don’t Know Why”

Goat, the man who brought you “Great Life”, which was featured in the box office hit, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and a major Kia advertising campaign, is back with a brand new single, “Don’t Know Why”. The song was written by Jesse Harris and made famous by Pop songstress Norah Jones.

When asked why he wanted to cover the song, Goat shares, “The song is written by one of my favorite contemporary writers and performed by my most loved artist, Ms. Nora Jones.”

Cayley Thomas – ‘My Blue Jean Baby’

“The accompanying video for “Blue Jean Baby” takes a sobering look at this. I think we can become preoccupied trying to do someone else’s work for them as a means to avoid our own self reflection.”


“Birthday” is an assured slice of empowering pop that exudes Anne-Marie’s much-loved mischievous personality and renowned vocals. Her first musical release in a little over a year, the global star – who has now amassed over 11 billion streams, co-wrote the birthday anthem with Delacey (Halsey, Demi Lovato, Chainsmokers) and Oak (Rihanna, Lizzo, Ariana Grande), with the latter also lending his name to production.


The release of “Good Stuff” follows a standout 2019 for the still-just-19-year-old, who recently finished high school and released her debut EP The Mirror Talk last November. Stand out tracks “Mirror Talk” and “Paradise” have amassed over 2 million streams and 1 million video views.

ICYMI: LICE return with new single ‘Conveyor’

Presenting their shift into more experimental territory, satirising the conservatism and inadequacies of popular satirical music, Bristol’s LICE return with new single ‘Conveyor’ via their own label Settled Law.

New music: Sean Christopher releases new single ‘Our Home’

Speaking about ‘Our Home’ Sean Christopher explains, “‘Home’ is a place where we feel safe and grounded. Where we can put away our masks and shields and be vulnerable. A place where we can ‘be’. From a bigger perspective ‘Our home’ is about our tiny planet in an endless universe. We only need to zoom out a little bit, to see the planet is such a magnificent ‘home’. ”

Out today | Time, the beautiful debut album from Norwegian songwriter Inger Nordvik

To celebrate the release, Nordvik has unveiled a stunning live version of album track “Wolves and Sheep”. Recorded in St. Edmund’s Church in Oslo, it finds Nordvik accompanied by Ellen-Martine Gismervik on cello and Eline Hellerud Åsbakk on backing vocals. This simple set-up, coupled with the church’s acoustics, makes an already beautiful track even more heart-stopping and showcases Nordvik’s unbelievable vocal range, not to mention her talents on piano.

The Levellers announce new album ‘Peace’

Whilst the video confronts the misleading and deceptive tactics used by the media to marginalise the vulnerable, the track blazes with anger and urgency and its lyrical concerns are unvarnished and unambiguous.

“Everybody needs those three things, it doesn’t matter where you’re from,” says singer / guitarist Mark Chadwick. “It’s something that we all crave. Why does anybody want more roof than anybody else, or more food than anybody else, or want to kill anybody else’s family. It doesn’t make any sense.”

Lord K unveils debut solo single ‘Glitch’

Manila-born artist Lord K has dropped his debut solo single ‘Glitch’, out 7th February via Long Lost Brother.

A hazy, upbeat house jam, ‘Glitch’ is a highly danceable cut underpinned by a bumping bassline, otherworldly vocal sample and lo-fi production style.

CLMD & Tungevaag release energetic video for new single ‘DANCE’

Norwegian producers CLMD and Tungevaag have linked up for the video for their new single ‘Dance’, out now via Universal Norway.

The success of the record saw it reach a massive 18 million cumulative streams in less than four months, while peaking Top 10 in Norway, Top 50 in Sweden and Top 100 in Denmark and Finland.

PAWN PAINTERS — New Single: Under The Sun

The Pawn Painters combine vintage-oriented sounds with a modern, spherical sound spectrum for driving indie and alternative vibes. In some places the band is reminiscent of the young The Strokes, carried by the extraordinary voice of singer Simon Mennes.

London art-rockers Post Louis share new track about the effects of Me Too; ‘Winter Pollen’

Exciting five-piece art-rock band, Post Louis, have today released another single from their upcoming debut Descender – new track Winter Pollen was written from the perspective of a young woman internalising the effects of the Me Too movement – a burning rage, suppressed by the daily grind of life. “A couple of Christmases ago I was feeling overwhelmed by all the turmoil produced by the courageous disclosures in the Me Too movement” says Stephanie Davin, lead singer of Post Louis. “The Brock Turner witness statement had been published in the summer of 2016. That act of bravery occupied my mind, alongside a relentless looping mental image that I couldn’t shake, of Emily Doe (Chanel Miller) lying in the road. I wanted to link that image to the idea of heat, rage and being burnt out – whether by work or aspiration or fury. Fiery anger is often apt, but it can be exhausting as well as empowering.”