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Gothenburg’s Vita Bergen grows old disgracefully on rapturous synth anthem

Vita Bergen, aka William Hellström has broken out of his DIY roots, both in sound and in the wider sense.Having begun his musical career in a punk outfit inhabiting the warehouse scene in Gothenburg, a few leaked demos saw 2019 bring on tour dates in Asia, the US, Paris, Madrid and London as well as the festival stages of Europe.

With an expanded, synth heavy sound taking the foreground, while the intensity of the vocal delivery remains, William was nominated in the Best Pop category at the Swedish music prize. Signings to Sweden’s Woah Dad along with Sub-Pop affiliate Glitterhouse Records have opened up his sound to a larger audience.


Having spent the past months gaining fans in the likes of Wonderland Magazine, NME, The Line Of Best Fit and more, Norwegian newcomer HALIE cements her obvious potential with the reveal of Good Kids, a standout pop offering from a newcomer who has drawn early comparisons to the likes of Lorde and Charli XCX. Speaking ont the release.


With over 20 million streams to her credit already and 7 Top 15 New Music Friday placements on Spotify, Lilla Vargen is Ireland’s fastest rising new artist. Having recently released her current song ‘Cold’, which has over quarter million streams already, Lilla continues what looks set to be a breakthrough year by sharing the track’s official video.

DIZRAELI – Announces ‘The Unmaster’ UK Dates

‘The Unmaster’ has already been nominated for 2020 Best Album in Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards , and Dizraeli has seen key support from tastemakers including Gilles Peterson, BBC 6 Music (Tom Robinson), Radio X (John Kennedy), The Line of Best Fit, UKHH, Metro Online , Amazing Radio and Worldwide FM , just to name a few.

London trio Fassine release glistening dream-pop single ‘Magpie’

Asserting a fierce electronic element to their acclaimed pop formula, London industrial-pop trio Fassine will release new album FORGE on March 27 via Trapped Animal Records & Cargo Records.

Actress Kimberly Bowie Brings Class & Beauty To David Arn’s Latest Video

David Arn is set to release “Black Dog-The Photographer’s Tale”. The music video is a track from his forthcoming cd ,Traveler Tales, fourteen first-person narratives from travelers on a common journey, each relating their story through song.

The video features Kimberly Bowie (the model and actress). The fashion photography is by Angela Holmyard (Ottawa) and the stunning nature photography is by David Swift (Philadelphia). In this video an aging baby boomer recalls a beautiful woman from a past magazine shoot.

Turo Sivirian – ‘Shakespeare’

Dark music video, song has a pop like sound with lyrics about money, highs, and women. Also features a rap verse from which switches the sound in a consistent yet different way.

Heartour Releases “Refill the Fountain” Today

“Refill the Fountain” came out of a jam when Heartour’s Jason Young was experimenting with 80’s video game synth sounds. The resulting synths pinball into an arcade induced carnival ride, ricocheting off syncopated drum beats.


Brando says his new single “represents that voice in our heads that we hear right before making an important decision or that questions if we’ll ever be good enough.”


La cantautora dominicana Techy Fatule anuncia el lanzamiento de su nuevo sencillo “Llórame”, un tema cargado de dolor, desamor y nostalgia para acompañar a todos los corazones rotos. El tema se estreno conjuntamente con su videoclip oficial, disponible ya en todas las plataformas digitales.

“Llórame”, una exquisita balada- pop con la inconfundible y potente voz de Fatule, la cual se desprende de su EP “Capítulo 2”, siendo la primera canción en promoción de esta producción discográfica. El sencillo se estrena el día oficial del amor a nivel mundial, y aunque se trata de una obra artística al desamor, es un homenaje a todas aquellas historias que a pesar de no haber tenido “un final feliz”, también merecen ser contadas.

Engine Summer share video for “Under The Sea”

Chicago’s Engine Summer have released a video for “Under The Sea”, the new single from their EP “Back-Street Boys” that was recorded at Treehouse Records (White Reaper, Twin Peaks, Modern Vices etc.)

“Under The Sea” is a half-animated, half-live action music video. To accompany the hazy psych-garage fuzz, the 3 members of Engine Summer dive into the freezing waters of Lake Michigan and transform into vintage hand-drawn animated sea creatures.

The Black Keys Confirm 2020 Summer Tour

Today, The Black Keys confirm their 35-date “Let’s Rock” summer tour with performances in cities including Seattle, Dallas, Boston, New York, Tampa & Jacksonville (full dates below). Each date on the tour will feature special guest Gary Clark Jr., with the exception of the July 10th Berkeley show which will feature support from Allah-Las. Jessy Wilson, The Marcus King Band, and Yola will each open select dates. Tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 28th at 10am local time –

ABYSMAL DAWN Release 360° Visualizer for New Song, “The Path of the Totalitarian”

Los Angeles’ death metal masters ABYSMAL DAWN have released “The Path of the Totalitarian,” the second single from their forthcoming fifth studio album, ‘Phylogenesis.’

Progressive house duo Marnik drop fresh new track “Made Of Stars”

Whether it be starring in TV shows or films, writing hit pop songs, or taking the social media world by storm…every individual has the potential to be something great. Everyone has hidden super talents and, regardless of their origin, the possibility to become a well known and coveted star each and every one of us is able to break away from the unbearable monotony of normal everyday life. But, can you really trust that a destiny like this lies within all of us? Is there really a secret ‘star’ in every one of us? The Italian DJ/producer duo Marnik discuss this and let us in on their skepticism about the matter in their new single: “Tell me are we really made of stars?”

Listen to ‘Supermodels’ from Stumbleine’s seventh album ‘Sink Into The Ether’ out April

As the title suggests, UK producer Stumbleine’s seventh album ‘Sink Into The Ether’ offers a deep submergence within a celestial upper region somewhere beyond the clouds. Thriving on the space in between things, ‘Sink Into The Ether’ is chilled, heavenly and thought provoking. It’s another multi-faceted creation of glowing sonic vistas that are set to enrapture in 2020.

Emotional authenticity from dutch female Lewin | ‘Sorrow’

Lewin is the fresh musical leaf that has been turned by songwriter and musician Jara Holdert. ‘Sorrow’, the third single off Lewin’s upcoming debut album, is the most prophetic of all her tunes of goodbye. A song written while still in a relationship with her love, muse and producer Aaron Ahrends – In ‘Sorrow’ Lewin imagines exactly how her love might leave her; the small signs that point to a slow detachment, then the moving van in the parking lot, and the final scene where he’s gone, only the memory of him left.


Barking tough-talking rhymes with a deeply musical delivery, Fredo Bang is the new voice of Southern street rap. Coming through with his latest war cry, Fredo shares “Yo Slime.” With a bouncy bassline and trilling flutes, “Yo Slime” finds Fredo warning all comers that he’s not one to be trifled with: “Check it don’t respect it, .40, glock, or Smith-and-Wesson/Last time we used a Drake, we had to teach a b*tch a lesson.” In the video, an iced-out Fredo pulls up to a hotel in his all-white Escalade, mobbing with his posse in the driveway and the hallway. The new video follows Fredo’s official release of “Vest Up,” which has over 3 million views on YouTube.

Lilla Vargen – ‘Cold’ (Official Video)

With over 20 million streams to her credit already and 7 Top 15 New Music Friday placements on Spotify, Lilla Vargen is Ireland’s fastest rising new artist. Having recently released her current song ‘Cold’, which has over quarter million streams already, Lilla continues what looks set to be a breakthrough year by sharing the track’s official video.

London’s Samuel Jack – Entitled “Gonna Be Alright”

London born Samuel Jack brings a fresh and distinct sound through his passionate, storytelling lyrics and velvet vocals, resulting in a completely compelling delivery. Growing up in Johannesburg with his film director Father, Jack spent much of his time soaking in the vibrant tones of Blues, Motown, soul and roots music, which to this date play a big role in his songwriting. Combining the music of his childhood, with his new love for hip hop and pop, the soulful artist has established his own unique style which has been piquing the interest of listeners across the globe.

Enigmatic producer Alvin Whitte drops debut single “What Is Love”

While audiences may not be familiar with the enigmatic artist just yet, they will be sure to recognize the irresistibly catchy track that inspired Alvin Whitte’s version. A slick rework of Haddaway’s iconic 1993 club hit of the same name, “What Is Love” pairs elements of vibrant house with pitched down vocals and driving basslines, resulting in a dancefloor-ready groover.

Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar) Share Hot Dish

Heart Bones have released their highly anticipated debut LP, Hot Dish. Heart Bones is a collaboration between Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog / Sweet Spirit). The two became fast friends while touring together in 2016. They recognized a kindred quality of over-the-top showmanship, and their new project became inevitable. Filled with genre-blending nostalgic soundscapes, Hot Dish is sure to captivate and endear with glistening ear-wormy duets.

Maren Morris to embark on “RSVP: The Tour”

Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris will embark on “RSVP: The Tour” throughout North America, including festival dates at Governors Ball Music Festival and Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience and headline stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Colorado’s storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre and many more. Supporting acts James Arthur, Ryan Hurd and Caitlyn Smith are confirmed for select dates. The tour kicks off in June following Maren’s headlining appearance at the Houston Rodeo on March 7, her biggest show to date.

Rube & Rake releases new single, “Fleeting Moment”

Rube & Rake shares their new single “Fleeting Moment.” The track comes on the heels of their debut album Back and Forth, which garnered the St. John’s, NL-based duo multiple Music NL Awards, national charting, and appearances at events such as Folk Alliance International, Lawnya Vawnya, and the Stan Rogers Folk Festival.

Oscar Jerome shares ‘Sun for Someone’ (Kokoroko, Kamasi Washington)

As he puts the final touches to his long-awaited debut album, South London jazz-guitar virtuoso Oscar Jerome is today sharing a politically-charged new single and video titled ‘Sun for Someone’. The track offers a promising insight into what the Norwich-born, Trinity Laban-trained guitarist and vocalist (who also plays in Brownswood afrobeat collective Kokoroko) has been busy working away on behind the scenes. Out today via Caroline International, ‘Sun for Someone’ arrives following latest single ‘Lizard Street’ and the ‘Live in Amsterdam’ LP, as well as collaborations on-stage or in the studio with the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Kamasi Washington and Yussef Dayes. Plus, frequent support from 6 Music, Radio 1 and 1Xtra and packed-out tours around the US, UK, Europe and Australia–including, most recently, his biggest headliner yet at London’s Heaven.