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Vera Hotsauce’s ‘Dad’s Bugatti’ bangs

Following her 2019 ‘Blue Pill’ mixtape, Stockholm-hailing Vera Hotsauce returns with new AOBeats and Sakima-produced cut ‘Dad’s Bugatti’.

With Hannah Diamond-esque hyperpop production and a Shygirl-levelled crudeness to her flow, the 19-year-old ‘cocky-pop’ trailblazer is able to translate party experiences into more songs to party to. Hotsauce’s cyclical sickly-sweet cocktail is headed by heavily vocoded vocals and has been tied together by producers including Oscar Scheller and the Diplo-affiliated-Moving Castle producer collective.

YUNGBLUD Announces Live Stream Concert Set For Monday, March 16 At 7am PDT On YouTube

YUNGBLUD will perform a concert in Los Angeles that will be live streamed on his YouTube channel on Monday, March 16, at 7:00 AM PDT. “Shit’s Weird Keep Calm and Carry On” will feature YUNGBLUD performing with his full band. In between songs, he’ll field questions from fans living in countries where he has had to postpone shows due to precautions being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Left Bank Magazine hosts virtual festival to share positivity during COVID-19

Livestream festival to be held March 17-22 across Left Bank social media platforms – Brooklyn-based international music and art publication, Left Bank Magazine, is joining forces with their expansive global community to help spread positivity and show support to those affected by the global crisis COVID-19. Seeking to share positive energy and offset the collective grief that is felt around the world, Left Bank Live Festival will be a 12-hour constant livestream from March 17 – 22, 2020 and will feature music, comedy, and poetry readings streamed across YouTube, Instagram, and from the Left Bank website.

Left Bank Live

Fayn – “In The Field”

This riveting record is energetic, motivational, uplifting, entrepreneur music to inspire all those that listen. It’s about making your own opportunities by showing up, and going for what you truly want in life with no provocation. Constantly putting yourself in positions to win, not just for yourself, but for the people around you that you love & care about.

CHRIS JVCK – Track: Vamanos

CHRIS JVCK is an artist/producer currently residing in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Queens, NY he has evolved his sound from over a decade of experience in production and engineering. All of his music is produced, mixed and mastered by himself which provides a custom and unique sound.

Jerome Obholz – ‘Can You Tell Me’

“”All You Want” is a song I wrote when I found myself in a toxic relationship where I had to constantly fight for attention, time, & love. Through this time I wrote the pre-chorus and chorus to “All You Want”. I remember not sleeping that night & just laying in my bed doing anything and everything to fall asleep. Feeling like an idiot for loving someone so much that I couldn’t even sleep. I finally took a moment and journaled how I was feeling and that was enough release for me to get some sleep. This was the beginning stages of “All You Want”.”

The Last Morrell & Caitlyn Scarlett collaborate on 70s style black swan ballet ‘A Comedy’

‘A Comedy’ is the story of a couple who’ve been arguing for hours, they’ve lost sight of why they started fighting and it’s become more about who wins the argument than who is right or wrong. The song follows the aftermath of this argument as the couple try to get their connection back, calling to each other to let their guard down and find comfort in each other’s arms again. ‘A Comedy’ is about a communication breakdown between two people who ultimately love each other.

Fire In The Radio share video for new single ‘Tulare’

­On April 3, Philadelphia-based band Fire In The Radio will release their new album Monuments via Wednesday Records (pre-order). Today the band shared the official video for “Tulare” the latest single to be lifted from the forthcoming release with Flood Magazine. Director Adam Peditto tells Flood, “With ‘Tulare’ we decided to take an abstract approach to visually express reflecting on a life lost. We combed through dozens of hours of 1950s and 1960s home movies from various sources, then projected them onto our characters.

REDWOOD HILL: new album “Ender” is out

Redwood Hill has just released the third and final chapter of their trilogy, a monumental album that perfectly represents the evolution, the growth and the personal and collective journey of the Danish band.

Ender is coming out on March 20th via Rakkerpak Records and follows Descender (2012) and Collider (2014) and it’s already available on all digital platforms.

Copenhagen’s dream pop duo BLACKIEBLUEBIRD return with their second album “Goodbye in July”

Copenhagen’s dream pop duo BlackieBlueBird return with their second album “Goodbye in July”.

BlackieBlueBird are the vocalist Heidi Lindahl and the composer Nils Lassen; together they create delicate torch songs of reverb and echo that captivate the listener with resonating guitars, wailing harmonicas, maudlin mandolins and a choir of lonely mermaids that sporadically embraces Heidi’s golden voice. The echoes of love and longing, hellos and deceiving goodbyes live within her unique and clear vibrato.

OFFAIAH releases dancefloor primed single ‘Private Show’ on Defected Records

Defected regular OFFAIAH returns to the imprint with ‘Private Show’, his latest dose of expansive, club-focused house, after storming hits ‘Soldier’, ‘Work It Out’ and ‘Push Pull’ ignited dancefloors across the globe. Kicking off with his Re-Edit, where a deep wandering bassline, swelling pads and tension building drops provide a groove-led backdrop to the seductive vocal. Up next, NYC’s Moon Rocket steps up to remix, taking a stripped-back approach with industrial synth stabs and ambient breaks, married with a deepened vocal. Finally, OFFAIAH’s original version rounds off the release, where we see the producer flexing his musical muscles by exploring new sounds and tech-leaning influences, producing a cut undoubtedly destined for main room raving.

AFTERMATH Release New Video for Their Re-Imagined Version of the John Lennon Classic – “Give Peace a Chance”

Chicago based Aftermath, fronted by Kyriakos “Charlie” Tsiolis, formed in October 1985 when Charlie and his schoolmate Steve Sacco (Guitar) got together. This early incarnation with Adam (Bass) and Ray Schmidt (Drums) released their first demo in 1986 featuring “Sentenced to Death’,” “Revenge,” “Shotgun,” and “The Aftermath.”


On the cusp of making a major breakthrough for his emotionally revealing, pop-orientated songwriting, JC Stewart is in the middle of a moment with his current track ‘Lying That You Love Me’. It immediately became a fan favourite, as it quickly exceeded a million streams and earned Radio 1 support.

Mae Krell Announces New Single “garden”

After a year long hiatus, Mae is excited to share their new single, “garden” and its accompanying music video with the world, out on March 20th. Recorded and produced by Joey Auch (Rachel Platten, Nick Deutsch, Decora), “garden” tells the story of leaving a negative person or behavior in the past, the fear that comes with not trusting yourself to be okay on your own, and the type of growth that only comes with time.

CHILDREN OF THE STATE – Announce new single ‘Big Sur’ – out 10th April

‘Big Sur’ sees the band explore lyrical themes of escape and loneliness through a vintage rock groove. Loaded with a soaring, distorted organ intro which leads into a doo-wop inspired vocal melody and piercing fuzz guitar solo, the track displays influence from the likes of Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, The Seeds, The Beach Boys and White Album era Beatles while remaining very much Children of the State’s now distinctive sound.

Margaret Glaspy Premieres New Single + Live Video “Devotion”

Margaret Glaspy will release her new album Devotion on March 27, and today she premieres the record’s title track. MTV News debuted the song, writing, “[“Devotion”] sways with the confidence of knowing that whichever decision you make is the right one, no matter what.” “It’s a very earnest concept to be devoted, really devoted,” says Glaspy in an accompanying interview, “and I think it’s maybe not even really super in vogue right now. It’s kind of why I like it.”

The Chi’s Bartón Fitzpatrick Releases New Single “Fan” Today

Singer, songwriter Bartón released his new track, “Fan” on Friday. On the Colleagues-produced track, Bart croons over the ambient, modern-yet-classic soundscape, turning the tables on infatuation.

“‘Fan’ is actually my very first song ever recorded, during a stay in Atlanta back in 2018,” Bart explains on the new track. “It was around the time I began to accumulate a plethora of actual fans from being on ‘The Chi’ at the time.”