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Aeropryme – ‘Don’t Wait’

Don’t Wait is Aeropryme’s first official Debut Music Video, filmed on the Tropical Island of Cyprus off the Mediterranean coast in the resort Village of Ayia Napa.

The Unlikely Candidates “Novocaine” Hits #1 on Alternative Radio Chart

The Unlikely Candidates recently kicked off their headline “The Novocaine Tour”, which spans over two months long and hits major markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and more. Along the way, the band will be bringing their high energy live show to massive festivals like Firefly and Bunbury.


“I’m excited (and relieved) to emerge from the editing desk to present you with my new ‘Oxytoxic’ music video. I made this myself, featuring a cast of queens I’ve met and shared stages with throughout Australia. Filmed in Melbourne at Pride of Our Footscray, on the last day of my ‘Oxytoxic’ tour I was so inspired by the creativity and talent existing within the LGBTQIA performance space I had to make a video with them. Produced, directed and edited by me with the help of some friends supplying a green screen and camera. My outfit is a g-string from Kmart, gloves my friend made me and a bikini top I salvaged from my sister’s bin. DIY aside, this video is a celebration and I’m very proud to have had the chance to make it.”

Chef’Special is back with a new album ‘Unfold’ and their new single Kaleidoscope

Chef’Special presents their new album, Unfold. This is the successor of Amigo, which reached a platinum status in the Netherlands and gathered over 62 million streams worldwide. Later this month the band will go on a European tour to celebrate the release.

Swiss/French indie/garage/psych-rock collective MTBT premiered first audio excerpt from upcoming album with the song “Quiet”

After releasing a first EP called ‘Long Live Sombra’ in 2018, Swiss/French quartet MTBT, just premiered a first audio excerpt from its upcoming album with the song “Quiet” available right now on Bandcamp. The song will feature on the band’s debut full-length record ‘Shadows & Dust’, rand coming out on CD, LP & Digital on April 24th through Bandcamp and the main legal platforms.

J Kas Pays Homage To His ‘Hometown’ In Brand New Video

After travelling across Portugal, for over a year through his Dreamlife tour, collaborating with various upcoming artists including singer Catarina Lima (for single, ‘Lightwork’) and Breana Marin (for single, ‘Reckless’), rapper J. KAS returns to home, Sheffield, for the brand new video for smooth R&B/hip-hop joint, ‘#Hometown’, featuring Chicago’s R&B singer June B.

CARACH ANGREN Unveil Monstrous First Single from New Album, ‘Franckensteina Strataemontanus’

CARACH ANGREN comment: “‘Monster'” will give you a grim insight in the overall story that is about to unfold. The track is set to a menacing lyric video created by Tamara Llenas featuring the horrifying otherworldly artwork of Stefan Heilemann, which you will also find throughout all the killer pre-order bundles that go on sale as of today.”

Working Men’s Club Share New Track “A.A.A.A.”

A rumble on the horizon. Gritted teeth, nuclear fizz and fissured rock. A dab of pill dust from a linty pocket before it hits: the atom split, pool table overturned, pint glass smashed — valley fever breaking with the clouds as the inertia of small town life is well and truly disrupted. Here to bust out of Doledrum, clad in a t-shirt that screams SOCIALISM and armed with drum machine, synth, pedal and icy stare are Working Men’s Club, and their self-titled debut album.

New > Onipa (Strut Records) > share video for “We No Be Machine” > watch here

Afro-futurist sensations Onipa unleash their sensational debut album on Strut in March 2020, combining Afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy for an effervescent celebration of cultural and musical encounters.

ONIPA means “human” in Akan, the ancient language of the Ashanti people of Ghana. It’s a message of connection through collaboration: from Ghana to London, from the ancestors to their children, Onipa brings energy, groove, electronics, forward-thinking Afro-futurism, dance and fire.

BONE CHURCH: wicked new LP ‘Acid Communion’ streaming on Metal Assault!

Connecticut-based stoner metallers BONE CHURCH reveal their new album ‘Acid Communion’ in its glorious entirety exclusively today via Metal Assault, ahead of its official release this Friday 13th March on Ripple Music.

“Acid Communion is an undeniably strong set of tunes that would no doubt satiate the desires of any and every fan of all things heavy and psychedelic.” enthuse Metal Assault. BONE CHURCH have upgraded their songcraft since their 2017’s self-titled debut, and don’t plan to take any prisoners with the witchery-laden, and absolutely tantalizing six tracks on this new album ‘Acid Communion’. A heavy, proto-doom-infused riff feast of the finest order, driven by the quintet’s burning hooks and vocals.

Exclusive Album Premiere: BONE CHURCH – Acid Communion

Bottled Up Release “The Reverie” Via New Noise Magazine

Indian-American multi-instrumentalist Nikhil Rao started experimenting with his pop/rock mutations in 2012 on his Tascam 8-track. Influenced by artists like R. Stevie Moore, Prince, Talking Heads, and Ariel Pink, he gravitated towards pushing songwriting and arrangements to their outer limits. His murky experimental pop/new-wave tracks continued to evolve as a solo-artist in Oakland, CA and Los Angeles, while attending college in Silicon Valley for Sound Design and Scoring for Film & Video Games.

Track Premiere: Bottled Up – ‘The Reverie’

Claire Coupland – New Single “Leave Me Alone” Out Now

“Leave Me Alone” is the ultimate goodbye song. A finding the strength to walk away from a person who only contaminates your life with unhappiness song. I think we could all use some more uptempo, badass farewell ballads, don’t you?

Pakistani Producer and Songwriter Danny Zee Releases Debut Album ‘BLUE BUTTERFLY’

Producer and songwriter, Danny Zee, is forging his new artist path by announcing his upcoming debut album, Blue Butterfly, out now on all streaming platforms. Danny Zee is combining his Pakistani with his love of western genres of R&B and Hip-Hop to create a sound uniquely his own.

RAC Announces New Album “BOY” To Be Released May 8th

Today, Grammy-winning producer and songwriter André Allen Anjos, known as RAC, has announced the upcoming release of his new album BOY. He has also shared the first single from the record, “Stuck On You (ft. Phil Good).” “The core of the song felt so honest and relatable,” writes RAC. “No matter where you are in life, I think it rings true. Phil is so good at capturing big ideas in concise ways and I wanted the musical side to mirror that.” RAC has also announced the Spotify pre-sale for his 2020 North American headline tour in support of BOY.

Oracle Sisters make 70s inspired astral pop-rock on new track Asc. Scorpio

Parisian trio Oracle Sisters return today (March 11th) with new single ‘Asc. Scorpio’, a swaying astral pop stomp of surrealist vignettes. Their first new music of 2020, ‘Asc. Scorpio’ is a taste of their long-awaited debut EP due for release later this Spring.

The idea of the song was born when Lewis (lead guitarist) was stung by a scorpion in Jamaica. The bite travelled back to Paris, along with the scorpion which he caught and smuggled through customs.

Vlad Holiday shares new single “Phonograph” via Brightest Young Things

Vlad Holiday shares the second single “Phonograph”, from his upcoming debut EP Fall Apart With Me.

“Phonograph is about giving everything you have to a love that you know can’t last, which to me is everything in life that I love. It romanticizes the past but is very aware of it. I wanted the production to reflect that. The song revolves around an extremely dark guitar tone, sprinkled horn stabs, and a Phil Spector-esque percussion loop, recorded on tape and slowed down. I imagined the groove to feel very laid back but also quite uplifting in moments.”

Song Premiere: “Phonograph” by Vlad Holiday

Jarrod Dickenson Returns with “Ready The Horses” – Out May 22

Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and Waco native, now Nashville-based songwriter Jarrod Dickenson, can spin a yarn with the best of them. Known for his soulful vocals and ability to blend a variety of instruments and influences into one signature sound, Dickenson returns on May 22 with the release of his new album Ready The Horses. Today, American Songwriter premiered the first single, “Way Past Midnight,” and its accompanying animated music video, created by multi-faceted artist, director, and cinematographer Jefferson Elliott.

New > Hear ‘New Ting’ from Marks’ new beat tape, ‘Endgame’ > Out March 20 on Coyote Records

Comprised of 10 lush and bewitching new tracks, ‘Endgame’ melds together the looping, grainy textures of Marks’ signature sound palette with widescreen, open-ended scope and sharp flashes of cinematic flair. Heavily inspired by anime worlds and a love of video game aesthetics – a natural extension of the sound he first pushed on 2017 debut EP, ‘Drain’ – Marks taps grime, drill, 4×4 and the East Coast rap flavours of his home state right across ‘Endgame’, carving out a sound that now feels explicitly his.