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High Tone Son of a Bitch to Release “Lifecycles: EPs of HTSOB” March 20th via Tee Pee Records

High Tone Son of a Bitch (HTSOB) was originally formed by brothers Paul and Andrew Kott from the ashes of Oakland prog/doom sludge masters Cruevo. The band preceded Paul’s work in the Matt Pike-fronted Bay Area metal band Kalas, which the press dubbed an underground “supergroup”.

High Tone Son of a Bitch Premiere “Wicked Threads” from New Compilation Lifecycles

Clutch release new studio recording of “Spacegrass”

Clutch announce the release of the new studio recording of the track “Spacegrass.” The single is the fifth in a series of new studio recordings that comprise the Weathermaker Vault Series. “Spacegrass” was first released on Clutch’s self-titled album in 1995, and it stands as one of the key tracks in Clutch’s catalog of songs.

“The lyrics got their start originally from something Tim wrote, “ says Neil Fallon. “It involved a Dodge Swinger and Jesus. I added some words, and one of them was ‘AstroTurf,’ but that had one too many syllables. So I changed it to ‘Spacegrass’ – and the rest is history. “

KaiL Baxley Shares “In Lieu Of” Via American Songwriter

The single was premiered with American Songwriter praising, “Third single “In Lieu Of” is mesmerizing. Inspired by love—and a photograph—it moves tenderly along by acoustic guitar and violin with Baxley’s lyrics slipping wistfully into Then we slip away / Find some simple place / We can raise our hopes / Growing old.” The self-produced album was recorded at the late Elliot Smith’s New Monkey Studios and United Studios in Los Angeles, California.

KaiL Baxley Cuts Deep on Third Album ‘Beneath The Bones,’ Shares “In Lieu Of”

Surrey based Penny Betts – Entitled “Lights!”

The UK’s own Penny Betts offer up a uniquely smooth blend of indie-pop and sixties-style songwriting. A four-piece who know precisely who they are and how they want to sound, Penny Betts are inspired by bands stretching as far back as Cream and Pink Floyd as much as modern influences like The Arctic Monkeys and Tame Impala. Their heartfelt songwriting and hypnotic melodies pour through amidst reverb-soaked indie-rock soundscapes, creating something that’s perfectly calming or decidedly energizing – depending on what you need from it; and how loud you let it play.

HAUSER Makes His Sony Classical Solo Debut With The Release Of New Album, CLASSIC

Having performed in sold-out arenas across the globe as one-half of renowned duo 2CELLOS, HAUSER now takes the next step in his already successful career with today’s release of CLASSIC, his debut solo album for Sony Classical. Available everywhere now, Classic includes some of the most beloved classical melodies ever written, each a personal, longtime favorite of HAUSER he’s carefully curated and rearranged for the cello. As visually creative as he is sonically, HAUSER also debuts a new music video for album track “Air on a G String,” filmed in Budapest and featuring the cellist’s stunning performance of the Bach classic.

Kerry Hart Releases New Single “Screaming Quietly” – Debut album “I Know A Gun” out February 14, 2020

Today, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Kerry Hart released her newest single “Screaming Quietly” from her debut album I Know A Gun, out February 14, 2020. The track is currently streaming via Atwood Magazine who writes, “’Screaming Quietly’ showcases her in a space of complete and utter honesty. Supported by a quiet electric guitar that eventually evolves into a full background of warm harmony, Hart sings her heart out – turning her full self toward those afflicted by pain of all kinds, in mind, body, and spirit.”

New: LONA – ‘Black Paradise’

A burgeoning London quartet with uber amounts of substance and momentum, LONA are surely one of the capital’s brightest acts. With tastemaker support behind them, the band are back with “Black Paradise”, their first release of the year.

While their previous single “Not Listening” leaned towards alt-pop and electronica, their newest release draws from their indie tendencies with fresh influences of Hip Hop with its boom bap production. LONA are born out of a love for the unconventional, and they fuse the two realms together with a rap-sung approach over a deep, dark record engulfed in the mystique of its storyline.

Wax Charmer release new song, “Downstairs,” 90s influenced melodies with tales of modern society in flux

Los Angeles based rock group Wax Charmer share their latest single today “Downstairs,” following the debut track “Emblem.” Both will appear on their forthcoming premier EP Suburban Replay, set for release later this month on February 21st. “Downstairs,” a poignant take on modern America, premiered by way of Glide Magazine earlier this week, who said deemed the song “a robust rocker that feels equal parts grunge, pop, and left-of-the-dial alternative.” The site also gave Wax Charmer their stamp of approval, saying, “it’s hard not to get excited about what we can expect from this rising group of young rockers.”

SOFI TUKKER share new single ‘Feeling Good’ from ‘Birds of Prey’ soundtrack

The genre-defying duo SOFI TUKKER have revealed their euphoric single, ‘Feeling Good’, from the highly-anticipated Birds Of Prey soundtrack. Out today, the soundtrack also features Normani, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and Halsey. Birds Of Prey is in theatres now.

Sophie Hawley-Weld of the duo explains, “Feeling Good” is about how we’re basically just like a plant or an animal. As long as I have water, sunlight, food, and affection, I’m good. Sometimes when I’m upset, I overthink things and make them a much bigger deal than they need to be, when the reality is that I just need a hug and a snack.”

“growl-rap” Tik Tok artist Savage Ga$p releases new single  

“i hope ur doing well” sums up everything we didn’t know about Savage Ga$p. The multi-talented vocalist and lyricist wears his heart on his tatted sleeve in this compassionate ballad. “She moved to London for some other dude and I’m still lowkey upset,” he said, “but I hope she’s doing well.”

Introduces the song by Big Hookz

New hit single “Break You Down” by Big Hookz featuring Gyptian, Remo & Tzy Panchak is on the radio, in the clubs and all streaming platforms. The overall premise of the song is talking about how a man can break women down in appreciate of love, beauty, and her body. The song also indicates how women now want to be with a man since he has fame. The song production has a mixture of R&B, Hip-Hop, and taste of African beats that give the “Break You Down” an edge to becoming a sure-fire hit song.

UK Artist CELESTE Shares Video For “Stop This Flame”

British soul artist Celeste shares the official video for her current single “Stop This Flame.” Shot last month in New Orleans and directed by Leonn Ward, the video sees the recent BBC Sound of 2020 winner joined by local stars To Be Continued Brass Band and all-female military dance troupe Diamond Girls plus the traditional ‘second line’ – local revellers who follow the band (the ‘first line’) to enjoy the music and dance – for a vibrant visual that truly brings the song to life. “Stop This Flame” is available via Interscope Records.


Internationally-acclaimed duo Galantis have released their highly anticipated third studio album Church – available now via Big Beat Records. The 14-track collection arrives today with a passionate dance-packed video for the collaborative single with Hook N Sling, “Never Felt A Love Like This” featuring Dotan.

Church takes listeners on a euphoric sonic journey, with the title extending beyond the words’ surface – rather tapping into broader senses of community and inspiration. “It’s important for us to have meaning behind our music” explained Galantis. “‘Church’ doesn’t necessarily refer to a building or specific religion, but instead to people banded together in similar belief for a better humanity. Whether it’s advocating peace, change, or just lifting each other up – that is our ‘Faith’ and ‘Church.’”


Today, acclaimed producer Whethan has released “All In My Head” featuring alternative artists and activist grandson. “All In My Head” showcases the energy and melody of grandson’s rock compositions alongside Whethan’s signature synthesized production. “All In My Head (feat. grandson)” is available now on all streaming platforms and DSPs – listen.


As one-third of the hitmaking production team, Daseca, Serani has defined the sound of dancehall music over the years. Now, just ahead of releasing his debut album this spring, the Jamaican musical mogul is looking beyond his home market and infusing his sound with a broader, global appeal. You’ll hear it especially in this latest release, a moody, sultry, atmospheric gem created in collaboration with Dominican singer, songwriter and global chart-topper Jenn Morel, who first became a household name with her 2017 hit, “Ponteme.”


Of first single ‘Dead & Gone’, Ailyn says “Dead & Gone tells as story in the first person of how it feels to have been neglected and abandoned by somebody, in this case a biological father. It’s about the words the character, a woman, wants to express to make him realize how he made her feel, and in a way put an end to that story in her life and be able to move on.”


“If I ruled, it would be less about me, more about you is the heartbeat lyric of this song,” says MILCK. “In my journey since ‘Quiet,’ I have found that focusing on the world we want is far more powerful than focusing on what we don’t want. Activism doesn’t always have to be arduous. We can find joy within our fight. It’s my vision for a better world.”


Morgan detailed the track explaining, “‘Swallowing The Rabbit Whole’ is the passageway into the deep descent that is the next era of Code Orange… the next piece to the puzzle of UNDERNEATH. Duality is key, not only thematically on this album, but in the continued evolution of our sound and the larger heavy music world in general. You’ve got it all figured out until you’re drowning in it.”