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New Music: Adam Rom – ‘Hostage’

Adam explains: “I wrote this song with the sick Futurecut and Ruxley. It was the second song we wrote of the day, the first one didn’t feel right but then I pulled up the beat for hostage and we all knew we had to write something to it. It sort of all fell into place within a few hours and I walked away from the session knowing I had something really special.”


Consouling Sounds is proud to announce Josh Graham’s new IIVII double album “Grinding Teeth / Zero Sleep”! Watch the a video for the first released track “Sun and Solace” now at BrooklynVegan.com! Featured on the science fiction short film soundtrack for “Don’t Forget to Remember” (directed by Thomas D. Rotenberg), “Sun and Solace” is a new track off of “Zero Sleep,” which is half of the DLP / 2XCD release, “Grinding Teeth / Zero Sleep,” that’s due out March 20th on Consouling Sounds.

Jacaszek announces ‘Music For Film’ LP out 3/27

Since his earliest projects nearly two decades ago, Polish composer Jacaszek — aka Michal Jacaszek — has kept some proximity to film music. Initially, his output simply felt cinematic by nature; densely detailed electroacoustic textures on releases like Lo-Fi Stories (2004), Treny (2008), Glimmer (2011), and the critically acclaimed KWIATY (2017) evoked dimly-lit worlds within themselves, vignettes of the imagination. Over time his interest in sound design and collaboration would manifest actual film projects and commissions, some of which have earned him awards. Jacaszek’s practice — an amalgamation of ambient, classical, and musique concrete — deploys field recordings, acoustic samples, poetry, and baroque instrumentation to paint pictures, oftentimes melancholic, nostalgic, tragic.

KING KARTEL – New Single ‘Be Mine’ out now

KING KARTEL have released their brand new single ‘Be Mine’. In celebration of the track, the band will also play a single launch party at Manchester’s Club Academy on 6th March; and a handful of UK/IRE live dates.

‘Be Mine’ sees King Kartel swap their riotous indie rock for 50s & 60s inspired “doo wop indie”, while maintaining the addictive hooks and anthemic choruses which the band have become notorious for.


Today, singer/songwriter Charlotte Lawrence released the explosive new video for the Harley Quinn anthem, “Joke’s On You,” the second single from BIRDS OF PREY: THE ALBUM. The album, which is out today, is a star-studded, all-female musical companion to the eagerly awaited new film from Warner Bros. Pictures, also in theaters today. The song, which is featured in the opening of the film, has been streamed over 2 million times worldwide.

The Jacques share new EP ‘Born Sore’

Indie provocateurs The Jacques have released their new EP, Born Sore, as well as sharing the live video for their recent single, ‘I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend’, filmed at Glasgow’s MorseCode Studios.

Featuring previous singles ‘Kiss The Pharaoh’, ‘Alka-Seltzer’ and ‘I Never Want To Be Your Boyfriend’ as well as the newly released title track, the EP is an infectious sonic journey.

Music: Songwriter-Producer RJ Thompson Shares Nostalgic, Synth-Pop Anthem ‘Kids’

Born and raised in the North East of England, RJ Thompson’s indie-pop sensibilities and love of all things analogue see his artistry break the mould of the stereotypical modern-day singer songwriter. Growing up in a small village in Co. Durham, but only a stone’s throw away from the bustle of nearby Newcastle, RJ spent his childhood yearning for the bright lights of a big city, and learning the fundamentals of as many instruments as he could get his hands on. Those early years learning his craft would prove invaluable, eventually leading to his recent success performing in some of the world’s most famous venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, supporting Jools Holland on tour. This artist feels truly universal. Honest. Vulnerable. Inventive. Relatable. Fiercely independent. Never boring.

French Djent/Modern Metallers Beyond Remains premiered new single video “Silent City”

A couple of months after the official release of their debut album ‘Unleash The Violence’, French Djent/Thrash/Modern metallers Beyond Remains just premiered a brand new official music video illustrating an unreleased track called “Silent CIty” and available right now on YouTube.

This new track will featured on ‘After The Violence’, an upcoming EP which follows their July 2019 self-released album.


Hard Road Home, Bill Curreri’s third album is perhaps his most artistically ambitious musical offering to date. Creatively, Hard Road Home continues Curreri’s signature style of fusing memorably moving melodies and poetically inspired lyrics with soaring three-part harmonies, a rock-solid beat and unsurpassed musicianship… all hallmarks of Curreri’s 2014 successful and critically acclaimed album, Son Of An American Dream.


Modern day folk-rock musician/instrumentalist Pablo Dylan grew up with music at the center of his life. He discovered his own passion for the art at a young age and possessed the ambition to make his mark on the world just the same.

In his early teens, Pablo focused on finding his voice and experimented with a number of musical styles. He continued with a string of one-off record releases in the years to follow. He also earned production credits in collaboration with artists like Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, OG Maco, D.R.A.M., and Brent Faiyaz. Pablo soon grew disillusioned with the highly-influenced process of creating music simply with focus on sales projections instead of artistic integrity. So, he took a break from releasing music, locked himself in the studio and thus began his journey into a new-found sound.

Psypiritual & The Lasso Release New Album: “Kirlian”

Westside Tucson (Barrio Hollywood) native Psypiritual and Detroit producer the Lasso’s new album is “Kirlian.” Named after the high voltage photo technique that reveals auras, the album is a bombastic synthesis of Sonora & Wu-Tang – smokey, soulful, and reflective like a Jobim guitar part. From guitar solos to lush pads & translucent synths, time was traveled as Psypiritual & The Lasso created a record devoted to their local experiences both personally and culturally. A laid back mix of psychedelic instrumentation and blunt scented word play from the deserts of Southern Arizona.

Will Muse Releases “I Met a Girl” In Time For Valentine’s Day

“I love Valentine’s Day because it is a day devoted to what makes the world go around, love,” said Muse. “I Met a Girl” lyrically paints a picture of the positive feelings that you experience when you first meet that special someone. I attempted to take the wonderful feelings that overcome you when you first form an emotional connection and make them into an upbeat song.”

[Jammerzine Premiere] Watch Ben Walsh electrify the stage in new music video “She Gives Me Love”

Byron Bay-based rocker Ben Walsh shares the music video for his latest single “She Gives Me Love”. It’s a feel-good rock n roll jam that is sure to lift any mood, especially on this Friday! We’ve partnered with Jammerzine to bring you the exclusive premiere. They proclaim that “Ben is such a solid artist with a retro style that puts a smile on your face as much as it puts a pep in your step.”

Out Today: Crown Lands (hand-picked by Jack White)

Influenced by Rush/Led Zeppelin/Queen, lead singer & drummer Cody (them/they) and guitarist Kevin (him/he) had six-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Lady Gaga, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile) produce their debut album, just announced today w/ 1st single & rad video for “Spit It Out,” directed by Travis Shinn (Tool, Muse, Morrissey).

Thomas Passon’s track and video “Über”

Thomas Passon returns with a multifarious album packed with sounds so varied and diverse, you’ll be forced to conclude he’s created his own genre. ‘Anders’ (Different) is the name of the album and also the leitmotif of the entire album.

CREMATORY Releases New Single and Video “Unbroken”

Prepare for an electrifying synergy of industrial harshness and dimness: German pioneers of European gothic metal, CREMATORY, have released their new single, “Unbroken”, off of their upcoming eponymous album, to be released via Napalm Records on March 6, 2020.


“There are a lot of themes covered on the album as a whole and I thought it best to separate some of these themes so that there can be time for everyone to digest some of the songs before we move along to others,” Hayley explains of releasing “PETALS FOR ARMOR I.” “It’s a way to include people on the journey in the same way that I experienced it.”