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Jake Isaac teams up with The Kingdom Choir for latest single ‘Tomorrow’

UK singer-songwriter Jake Isaac has unveiled his emotional new single ‘Tomorrow’, featuring London-based gospel choir The Kingdom Choir, out today.

An undeniably heart-string tugging release, ‘Tomorrow’ pairs The Kingdom Choir’s soaring vocals with sparse instrumentation and Isaac’s powerful, emotive lyrics that help us remember the important things in life. It follows on from sombre, heart-on-sleeve single ‘Thinkin Bout You’ and ‘New York’, an emotional ballad that found its way onto Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist.

Boris Brejcha Delivers High-Energy EP Violet Pill

Marking his first release following January’s Space Diver LP, Violet Pill sees the German artist incorporate dark techno tones, striking build ups, and progressive elements for a transcendent listening experience. Opening with the high-octane soundscapes on ‘Babamba’, Brejcha immediately pulls audiences in before taking a more ambient turn with the four-on-the-floor track ‘On His Way’. The EP then makes a sonic shift with the title track ‘Violet Pill’, a melodic roller featuring pitched down vocals and a driving bassline.


Multi-platinum hitmaker Jonas Blue shares a striking club mix of his Paloma Faith collaboration, ‘Mistakes’.

Keeping the dancefloor in mind, Jonas’ club mix is a display of his finely-tuned craftsmanship as a producer and captures the energy from his electrifying DJ sets.

The club mix of ‘Mistakes’ comes fresh off the back of Jonas’ successful sold-out UK & Ireland headline tour. For his hometown show at Electric Ballroom, Nina Nesbitt and JP Cooper joined the producer/songwriter on-stage for enigmatic performances.

DEBUT // Zoe Wees – “Control”

17-year-old Zoe Wees, who hails from Hamburg, Germany, is a rare artist in the sense she possesses a unique vocal & leaves you hanging on every word she says. Today she releases her debut single “Control,” which feels universal on the surface, but is actually a story of her struggles with rolandic childhood epilepsy – a condition she’s wrestled with through early childhood – with feelings of loss of control, helplessness and exclusion from others.

Red Mecca – ‘Hold Your Breath’

HOLD YOUR BREATH. En tungt postpunksdoftande ny apokalyptiskt synthbas-driven mix av I Hold my Breath från hyllade albumet TRUTH.

Just i dessa tider med en kanske ny ytterligare tillagd mening och symbolik. “Black birds are flying over my head, I Hold my Breath…”

Trummor, svärta och nyss ett fjärde album – Truth. Sedan nystarten 2013 har Red Mecca bara ökat takten. 2017 vann de Manifestpriset för året bästa elektroniska album med Electricity och släppte mängder av hyllade releaser under 2018, däribland Manifestnominerade albumet I See Darkness in You. Deras coverversioner av Brända Barns Centrum (Tillsammans med Lars Bygdén) och Mines Canticle fick fin uppmärksamhet under Massproduktions 40-årsjubileum förra året.

Alzheimer’s Association Unveils Compilation Album & Video Series “Music Moments”

Today the Alzheimer’s Association released Music Moments, a collection of new recordings and unreleased tracks by award-winning artists honoring the personal, emotional connection between music and life’s most important moments that we would never want to lose to Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Music Moments is available on all major streaming platforms now.


Smackbound is a new hard rock/metal band from the robust and acclaimed Finnish music scene, who will release their debut album, “20/20” on Frontiers Music Srl. Due on May 8, 2020, hard rock and metal fans can expect powerful, driving songs, impeccable musicianship, and stunning vocals from this exciting new band. For a taste, check out the newly released single + video, ‘The Game’ –

David Bowie Space Oddity Available Today In 360 Reality Audio

Long-time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti has remixed Space Oddity in 360 Reality Audio music format, a new 3D audio format from Sony. With 360 Reality Audio, the listener experiences the vocals and instruments placed within a spherical space, creating an immersive sound that closely mimics the omni-directional soundscape of a live musical performance.

David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ picture disc due in April; 3D-audio remix of title track now available

Awolnation releases mixed media animated video for “Slam” (Angel Miners)

Written and created under the most extreme circumstances, Angel Miners And The Lightning Riders is Bruno’s boldest and best album yet. After the tragic Woolsey fires tore through Bruno’s hometown of Malibu, taking with them the home studio that represented a lifetime spent making art as AWOLNATION, Bruno began writing the album as a means of self-betterment and dealing with extreme fear, depression, and anxiety. “The fire was a reminder of how horrifying life can be,” he says.


eleased today Friday March 13, Songs for Australia is an extraordinary album made by a collection of global artists who have each donated their time to record a cover of an Australian song. The album was made to raise money for organizations in Australia who are working towards creating a better future for the country and helping to rebuild during and after the bushfire crisis.

At the heart of the record is Australian songwriter and musician, Julia Stone who pulled the album together and contributed her version of Midnight Oil’s “Beds Are Burning”. The National, who chose to cover one of Australia’s most iconic songs, INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart”, were thrilled to be able to contribute to the project and dove straight in to record and deliver a simply stunning version of a classic.

Incredible New Track from Alice Phoebe Lou ‘Witches’

Following the release of her sophomore album “Paper Castles” in March last year Alice went on to tour across four continents tallying up 102 shows throughout 2019. She took new songs to the stage throughout the year to try them out, something she has often done when busking. “Witches” was one of these songs.


In a special message to fans, Ora stated, “This song is inspired by lots of different periods of my life; times where I’ve come to realize that we’re all valuable people, something we should cherish, and that while connections are important, we don’t ever need the approval of others. When you’re alone, remember that you are enough and that you have the strength to make your own choices. Enjoy being you!”

Caitlyn Smith Sophomore Album Supernova Available Now

Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith’s highly-anticipated sophomore album Supernova is available today via Monument Records. Inspired by Caitlyn’s time on the road with her husband and two young sons, Supernova showcases Caitlyn’s most vulnerable songwriting to date, expressing both the highs and lows that make life so beautiful. NPR’s All Songs Considered has featured Supernova on their New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out on March 13 podcast, declaring Caitlyn’s “making a kind of beautiful, sophisticated adult pop music that would work perfectly on the Hot 100 mainstream radio, but also has that grace and elegance of classic adult contemporary music,” American Songwriter has proclaimed, “Caitlyn Smith shines bright on second album Supernova,” and Paste asserts, “Supernova is Starfire’s cooler older sister – a little wiser, a little more world-weary (though no less hopeful) and wearing a little more eyeshadow.


Last summer saw the band release their debut album ‘Bad Luck Party’ (Frenchkiss Records) and today the band also share a video for the LP’s “Orchid.” It was shot guerrilla style while the band had a day off in Nashville during their 2019 North American tour. Directed by Nick Giumenti, it serves to capture the band in their natural habitat: road warriors. He notes, “We put everything together extremely quickly as they only had one day here in Nashville while on tour, but they were fantastic performers and fully willing to try some of my more adventurous ideas. Massive credit to them for being willing to show up early and film for 8 hours and then go play a kick ass show the same night.” Of the track Liddell notes, “‘Orchid’ represents an ongoing rhetoric about loss, subjugation, the strain of pursuing freedom in love and life itself.”


Dear Ones. Let us celebrate together the release of our 7th Record! (Can you imagine we have been a band for 17 years?!) “Put The Shine One” means a lot to us and contains much of our heart & soul. Cheers to new light! And new love! Love, CocoRosie

THE DEARS – Announce New Album ‘Lovers Rock’ out 15th May

Montréal stalwarts The Dears have announced the release of their eighth studio album Lovers Rock on May 15 via Dangerbird Records. They’ve released the album’s first single “The Worst In Us” — share via YouTube. The band will preview Lovers Rock across twelve April shows in Europe and the UK before performing the album in select North American cities between May and July. View all dates below.

Andrez Babii presenta “Tricky” su primer sencillo

Compositor, productor, músico y cantante, él es Andrez Babii, el chico que se perfila como la nueva estrella del género urbano, autor intelectual del éxito internacional “Sway”, tema que se dio a conocer en la voz del fallecido rapero floridano XXXTentacion.

Andrez Babii comenzó su carrera artística dentro del estudio de grabación, donde se dedicaba a componer y producir temas para artistas de la talla de: Flo Rida, Pitbull, DJ Snake, Jorge Noriega, Mariah Ecko, entre otros. Su sueño se consolida el día de hoy con el lanzamiento de su primer sencillo promocional “Tricky”, bajo el sello de AMSI Entertainment y Elite Media & Marketing.

NEW SINGLE / VIDEO – RHYME SO Shares Stunning Track ‘Fashion Blogger’, Out Today

Introducing effervescent, future-pop duo RHYME SO – today they share their highly addictive new track ‘Fashion Blogger’ and the epic, avant-garde music video, which features the fabulous drag queen star, MILK. Available to buy, stream and watch now.

RHYME SO is the passion project of emerging Australian poet, singer-songwriter, DJ and model, RHYME and massive Japanese musician and producer Shinichi Osawa (aka MONDO GROSSO).

Leeds art-rockers THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV release thrilling self-titled debut EP

Leeds art-rock quintet The Golden Age of TV release debut self-titled EP, dropping March 13th.

It’s a four track airing of their recourse to snappy, vital art-rock – guitars fizz, and the rhythms provide a skittish counter-point to Bea Fletcher’s imperious lead vocals. She has a penchant for lyrically nailing relatable themes, with tongue lodged firmly in cheek. For instance, whilst the themes are on the heavy side – she indirectly posits taking the next steps in a relationship (‘Me, You and a Dog’), riddles over life status paralysis (‘Caught In Doors’) – they’re delivered with a glint in the eye.

CRIMSON SHADOWS Releases New Official Music Video For “Betrayed By Thy King”

Canadian epic power metal/melodic death quintet CRIMSON SHADOWS have returned with their powerful new digital EP, The Resurrection, out today via Napalm Records. The EP features a reimagining of the band’s 2007 track, “Betrayed By Thy King”, as well as blistering covers of STRATOVARIUS’s “Against The Wind” and DRAGONFORCE’s “Blackfire”. This marks the new age of CRIMSON SHADOWS!

Out Now: Hundreds Put An End To Toxic Relationships In New Single & Video For “Calling”

On their fourth album, the siblings Philipp and Eva Milner know how to weave the organic with the electronic like few in the German pop landscape. They underlay great melodies and emotions with a steady pulse of electronic beats and synths that quickly gets under your skin. In this respect, The Current has even more facets than the previous albums, the timbre is brighter, the attitude more combative.

Gabrielle Aplin shares new piano version of ‘Strange’

Regarding the single Gabrielle says, “‘Strange’ is about letting go of your usual. Your routine, facing fears or taking risks to better your happiness. For me making changes outside of my usual to make myself happier feels like growing pains, and this is all about turning that pain into excitement.”

Bender kicks off 2020 with scintillating new single ‘Shine On’

Multi-talented New York based artist Bender has unveiled new single ‘Shine On’, his first release of the new decade, out 13th March via his own label Marvelous Accidents.

Taking a classic disco vibe and giving it a warm, innovative refresh, ‘Shine On’ is the kind of infectious cut destined to generate some serious energy on the dancefloor and beyond.