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Marlo shares new video “Heartless”

Quality Control’s Marlo has shared his newest song and video for “Heartless” from his upcoming project 1st N 3rd on Quality Control Music. The video follows Marlo and the romantic chaos that ensues after he catches the eye of his waitress while on a date. The release of “Heartless” follows the announce of Marlo’s new project, 1st N 3rd coming this Friday, February 14th. The project will mark his fourth body of work on QC since his joint mixtape with Lil Baby, 2 The Hard Way.

Brian Mietz “Hollyweed” Single

Philadelphia is considered the nation’s hotbed for independent music. However, many often overlook the area of South Jersey that is just a stone’s throw from the city. Brian Mietz is a South Jersey native that has been pushing out catchy tongue-in-cheek indie music for well over a decade. Last year, his weezer-worship band, Cabana Wear, released their self-titled debut. Now he is set to release his debut solo effort, Panzarotti. You might be wondering what a panzarotti is and we’re here to help with that. It’s basically a softball sized pocket of deep fried dough that is full of cheese and pizza sauce. It’s warm, gooey, and delicious much like the music that makes up Brian’s new album. You can find out for yourself by listening to his new single “Hollyweed.” The track is a real earworm built on layers of keyboards, fuzzed out guitars, and vocal melodies.


Following on from his previous single ‘Good Body’ which was Blaise’s biggest release to date, with support from DJ Target, Charlsey, Rickie & Melvyn, it went top 10 in the music week club charts and featured in the Love Island TV finale.


With 130 million streams to her credit already alongside co-writing credits for artists including Charli XCX (‘Boys’), Bebe Rexha, FLETCHER, Dove Cameron and Alicia Keys, Ingrid Andress is emerging as a breakthrough pop singer-songwriter. Her rise continues today as she shares her new single ‘Life of the Party’, which Apple previewed via Zane Lowe on Beats 1 along with an interview. The track previews her eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Lady Like’ which follows on March 27th.


BRAND NEW FRIEND – New EP ‘A Cure For Living’ out this Friday

In anticipation of their ‘A Cure For Living’ EP this Valentines Day (via Xtra Mile Recordings), the Northern Irish alt-rockers are clearly feeling the love already and today release ‘Stop The Days’; a new track that finds the band daydreaming about indie’s once-upon-a-time golden couple…

Italy’s Death metal band HELION announce new album “The Great Fall”

Death metal band Helion reveals the details of the new album. “The Great Fall” will be released via Revalve Records on March 20, 2020.

The new album turn back to the times of the ancient mediterranean civilization and tells us their stories by inserting instrumental parts in their sound with characteristic melodies that bring us back to the ancient splendor of these lost civilizations.

The album sees the participation as special guest Fabio Bartoletti (Fleshgod Apocalypse) on “Heliopolis: Dawn of the New Age”.


Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible is produced to dazzling effect by renowned frontman and visionary Rou Reynolds from a band at the peak of their creative output with a unique story, underlining their 13-year succession as a pioneering and uncompromising musical force. This is an album about possibility, the unnerving irony of endless possibility, the band asking themselves what they can achieve as the world questions “What is possible?”

Alexandria Maillot’s gripping new visuals for ‘Someone To Keep You Warm’ spark joy and vengeance      

Following her successful album ‘Benevolence’, which bagged attention from the likes of EARMILK, Alexandria Maillot kickstarts the new decade with a brand-new music video for ‘Someone to Keep You Warm.’

Armed with razor-sharp wit and hopeless romanticism, Alexandria dissects narratives from personal life-experiences and delivers through sometimes schmaltzy and sometimes electropoppy instrumentation and arrangements. For this, she’s often been compared to heavyweights such as Feist, Stevie Nicks and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard.

Mavado Release First Visuals For 2020 Ahead of His Heartfelt Single Titled ‘Truest Thoughts’

“I man ah see through life like never before Wull heap a people weh did a tell you seh dem ah me bredda, dem nuh bredda nuh more..” sings Mavado on the DJ Frass produced track; indeed the Billboard star pours his soul on the poignant track as it is evident at the 1:41 mark, where one can see and feel the singjay’s soul. “TRUEST THOUGHTS” is real, sincere, and straightforward, it is one of these songs that transcend borders.


Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces programming for the 2020–2021 season. The season opens with a world premiere as part of a three-ballet program of William Forsythe’s works. Nissinen’s The Nutcracker returns to capture the imagination of audiences of all ages. The spring season includes a second world premiere by William Forsythe, Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphony No. 9, and George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina, plus the Company premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the return of Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty. The season concludes with a female-led program, part of Boston Ballet’s ChoreograpHER Initiative. The Company’s 57th season runs November 5, 2020 through May 30, 2021 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

A hymn to solitude – Erki Pärnoja’s new single and music video “Soledad”

Here’s a new enticing music video for Estonian songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Erki Pärnoja’s track “Soledad” that will be released on 12.02.2020: https://youtu.be/-rubrhnHFvk

Gavin Haley Releases “It’s Getting Worse” with Mokita via Red Bull Records

Featuring Mokita, the single laments on the feelings of falling in love, melding both artists’ sonic influences of pop, indie and electronic to create a lush, textured sound with introspective lyricism. The release comes ahead of Gavin’s forthcoming tour with Tate McRae, which will see both artists traveling across the US throughout April.

Gavin Haley partners with Mokita on ‘It’s Getting Worse’

Singer Songwriter MICHAEL BUONO Shares Spirited New Single “RESCUE”

New York-based indie pop singer/songwriter Michael Buono tackles universal themes of social angst in the modern age on his spirited new single “Rescue.” Buono unleashes a melodic and dynamic backlash against the resulting loneliness, disaffection and depression that results from living in a social media-obsessed world. Crying out to be rescued from it all, it’s a powerful sentiment certainly everyone can relate to. Recorded at Mission Sound in Brooklyn, the song features Buono on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Jason Patterson on drums, Kyle Paas, James Collins, and Anthony Antman Goodwin II on guitars, Jerry Dalce on bass and Chris Meehan on backup vocals. “Rescue” will be released digitally on February 14.

The Colonies Announce New Single “More Than Fine”

Combining the style of The Strokes with the easy-going energy of surf-rock, The Colonies separate themselves from the rest by providing a unique take on DIY culture. Their music, while both relatable and insanely catchy, is simultaneously raw and uncut– adding a layer of authenticity and grounding the band firmly in their D.C. roots.

Formed in 2015, The Colonies first met and began playing together in the basement of their college freshman dorm at George Washington University. Lacking proper recording space and resources from the university, Founding members Pete Stevens (guitar and vocals) and Joey Mamlin (drums) did what they could to record, often tracking only one instrument at a time with a rudimentary knowledge of Pro Tools. Eventually they caught the eye of Searcher Records, GW’s brand-new student-run record label, and began performing shows with bassist Jordan Mullaney and guitarist Dylan Trupiano to punch out the live element and add texture to their sound.

King Of Congo Funk Takes New Smooth Soul Direction – ‘Our Story’

Soulful Congo-Funk vocalist Elvic Kongolo has released his new single “Our Story,” a powerful and emotive track that deals with a dilemma encountered in a relationship. Taking the rhythmic sounds of his homeland and marrying them with his experiences in Europe, “Our Story” is a gentle introduction to his sound, showcasing his soaring, soulful tones with a song about the difficulties encountered within a relationship.