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Today, Dictator Ship releases “Eat the Poor”

Dictator Ship is a direct and immediate outburst in raw and primitive Rock’N’Roll, accompanied by the supreme vocal set up from the soul bands of the ’60s. The sound has a short and direct approach that seems almost impossible to contain, like a wild animal in a cage – as if The Saints met up with The Four Tops. It is a constant fist fight between the greatness of the ’70s and the ’60s. Dictator Ship is the prime and natural energy source that the world has been searching for. Hook up the power net and let the world enjoy! So begins the story of the band now known as Dictator Ship…

Dictator Ship release new song “Eat the Poor”

Jonas Brøg EP out today with new song ‘Perfect Storm’

On my first EP ‘That Feeling’, out today via all streaming platforms, you’ll also find a new song ‘Perfect Storm’.

Unintentionally, the lyrics of this song got a whole new meaning in the light of everything that is going on in the world today:

“There’s a perfect storm tonight,
but you’re with me I understand your fear,
there’s a perfect storm tonight
but we’ll be allright”

Sony Music Canada’s TEDY Releases “War”

A glimpse into Tedy’s past, “War” exposes his vulnerability as he explores the conflicting emotions you feel towards the end of a toxic relationship and emphasizes the importance of breaking free. The new track tempers an emotionally-charged and soulful vocal performance with a fusion of alternative, soul and pop rhythms. Tedy explains, “‘War’ is about learning that no matter how much it hurts, you have to love yourself enough to get out of an environment that is toxic.” This track continues to showcase his evolution as an artist and will leave fans anxious for more.

Joel Plaskett Shares New Single “If There’s Another Road”

Beloved Canadian performer and respected singer-songwriter, Joel Plaskett, is gearing up for the release of his new project, 44, on April 17, 2020 (the day before his 45th birthday) via Pheromone Recordings.


“Tú Y Yo” is a sweet story about an imagined romance that seamlessly unites Raymix’s innovative and modern take on cumbia with Rubio’s unmistakable pop sound. Told over vibrant, joyful rhythms and sparkling electronic melodies, the song is enchantingly irresistible and is sure to make anyone listening fall in love.

Ted Jasper shares ‘Heavy On My Heart’ feat. Alyss

‘Heavy on My Heart’, featuring London-based singer & producer Alyss, is the latest single to be taken from Ted’s incoming ‘Equinox’ EP, which is out next month and arrives off the back of support from Complex, Mixmag, Radio 1, 6Music, 1Xtra and such DJs as Laurent Garnier, Daniel Haaksman (who Jasper previously collaborated with), Robert Owens of Fingers Inc and Jamz Supernova, who released his first EP on her Future Bounce label.

Rising Los Angeles Band NEW LANGUAGE Reinventing “Band Practice” During Quarantine

“Doing the best we can to stay positive and keep things moving forward with the situation in front of us. We all live in different parts of the city but still wanted to keep creating with one another. We made this video and hope to see others out there keeping music going to bring everyone together.” – Matt Cohen, bassist New Language

NYC alt-pop artist Emmrose releases EP ‘Hopeless Romantics’

Alt-pop teen artist Emmrose shares her debut EP Hopeless Romantics with the world today. A deeply personal collection of songs reflect on love, heartbreak, and finding your own happiness. Emmrose delivers intense, poetic lyrics and catchy pop melodies, immersing listeners into a deeply emotive world of her own.

Stageright Secrets premiered the release, noting how Emmrose “captures your entire attention and takes you on a warm and mellow ride through life and love, lulling you with a melancholy that one doesn’t expect to hear from an artist this young.” Only sixteen years old, Emmrose opens her heart, embracing intense emotions with honest introspection.


Today, Brooklyn-based artist Iris Lune shares her lead single, “Haven,” and announces her debut album lovelosslove, due out June 2020. On “Haven”, Iris Lune crafts beautiful, sonically rich, and evocative music drenched in emotion and personal experience — singing a dark ballad she wrote to her sister after the passing of their mother. It centers around the theme of how their love for one another allows them to survive such terrible loss, culminating in a slowly evolving and swirling song.

Trace Adkins Releases New Song “Better Off”

With over 11 million albums sold and a new album on the horizon, Country music icon Trace Adkins releases new song “Better Off,” accompanied by a music video premiering today, Friday, March 20, on Viacom/CBS Times Square billboards, CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com.


Please Rewind/Atlantic recording artist Jaymes Young has unveiled the official video for his worldwide viral single, “Happiest Year.” The video, which premiered earlier today on TMRW Magazine, is streaming now via the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s official YouTube.

First Look:

CHAR ‘Same Again’ video

‘Same Again’ sees the BBC Introducing-supported CHAR collaborating with Roots Manuva collaborator WaggaMan, and Jarrad Hearman, who has previously worked with Katy B, Sinead Harnett, and Nadia Rose, among others, for her first offering of the year.

VOICES OF RUIN Unveil Music Video For New Song ‘Carved Out’

With the April 24 release of their M-Theory Audio debut “Path To Immortality” fast approaching, the Southern California-based melodic death metal quintet VOICES OF RUIN have unveiled a music video for their powerful new song “Carved Out.” The clip, filmed and edited by Matt Zane (Zakk Wylde, Society 1, Static-X), can be seen –

FAITH & SCARS Releases Official Music Video for “Breathe”

Selma, NC heavy rock band FAITH & SCARS has released the official music video for “Breathe.” Directed by Jaiden Hord Frost, “Breathe” is off of the band’s upcoming album, Revolver.


Today, Sydney’s Cosmo’s Midnight and Ruel reveal the official collaborative video for their latest track “Down For You”, out via Sony Music (Australia), RCA Records (USA) and Black Butter Records (UK). Having drip-fed individual versions of the clip throughout the week, the trio of local pop & electronic heroes now come full circle sharing a unified visual to bring their collaboration to life.

Patricia Lalor shares new single ‘Sleep Talk’

Dublin native Patricia Lalor has shared her single, ‘Sleep Talk’, the first of five tracks to be released over the coming weeks via Friends Don’t Lie Ltd.

A heady dose of euphoric alt-pop, ‘Sleep Talk’ features Patricia’s lush vocals set against a backdrop of immersive synths and danceable beats, and is released alongside its DIY video, which alternates between dreamy projections and Patricia dancing around a cinema.

Lukas Ionesco | “Magic Stone” Album

After the singles “Japanese Cowboy” and “Time is Gone”, the multi-talented artist presents his new album “Magic Stone”.

Comethazine Announces 3/27 PANDEMIC Album, Shares “No Front” Video

Specializing in bite-sized, adrenaline-fueled bangers, nobody in rap brings an energy quite like Comethazine’s. Channeling his darkest impulses into a hard-hitting new project, Comethazine plans Pandemic, his next album. Perfecting the style he pioneered during his successful Bawksee series of projects, including last year’s Bawskee 3.5, Pandemic (a title he picked after enjoying a documentary on Netflix in January) finds Comethazine sharpening his wordplay, adding to his arsenal of flows, and growing his bankroll. Dripping with the pure evil attitude that earned Comethazine his loyal legion of fans, Pandemic arrives on March 27th via Alamo Records.

Singer Songwriter David Myles Premieres New Single “Kind of Like It”

“I’m super pumped about this one.” David said of his second single “Kind of Like It” , “it has JJ Cale/Mark Knopfler vibes going on but also lots of Grateful Dead. I’d been listening to so much Dead over the last year and the thing I love most about them is the sense of fun and curiosity in their music. They explore the great sounds of American music together in a joyful way alongside their audience. I love that. I want to embody that spirit in how we play as a band and how we interact with our fans. So, that’s what this one is about. The joy of ripping together, of living together and sharing that, with all of you. Life may be short and things may be fleeting, but I kind of like it! Hope you dig the track. Can’t wait to hit the road in the fall and see all of you!”


The sultry jam was recorded while at a writing camp in Bali, an experience she says she found herself digging deeper than ever before creatively. Of the song’s title, revealed that 1501 is a number from her childhood that she felt inspired to title the track after envisioning a hotel room upon the song’s completion. “1501” is some of Dinah’s most confident and sensual work to date, and offers a glimpse into what the superstar has up her sleeve sonically in the coming weeks…

Anna Burch reschedules her North American tour dates starting August 1st in Detroit

Her newest video for “Tell Me What’s True” draws inspiration from Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and it’s a must watch:


“City Of Angels” was added to Today’s Top Hits on Spotify while breaking into the Top 30 on the Viral charts, and was also added to Today’s Hits on Apple Music. The song recently broke into the Top 50 on the US Spotify chart and is climbing in tandem on the Global chart. The two-minute track showcases the more alternative side to 24kGoldn, as shown by adds on alt radio stations throughout the States and UK. At over 9M streams this week and over 50M in total, 24kGoldn’s momentum is showing a promising trajectory.

Fake Shape shares new indie track “It’s Easy” out today!

Fake Shape is an Alternative-Indie band from Hamilton, Ontario that formed in September 2018. All five musicians offer their own aesthetic, creating music that falls between funk, indie-rock, pop and ambient electronic. They have been writing and recording at Fort Rose in Hamilton and are getting ready to release their debut EP, Night Swim.


Grammy-Award winning artist, best-selling author, entrepreneur and social activist LECRAE released his new single “Set Me Free” today via Columbia Records/Reach Records. “Set Me Free” featuring Def Jam recording artist, singer, and rapper, YK Osiris (“Worth It,” “Valentine”), produced by GAWVI is the first song to drop from Lecrae’s upcoming album to be released later this year.

AUDREY NUNA Drops “Long Night” With Music Video Via Arista Records

With her musical style thus far moving around deep, moody R&B and quicksilver, knowing lyricism, AUDREY NUNA has attracted attention from the likes of NPR, Billboard, COMPLEX, Refinery29,, PAPER Magazine and The FADER, who included “Paper” in their ’10 songs you need in your life this week’ roundup. Refinery29 also praised Audrey for being able to “do things with her voice that 99% of singers can’t.”

Riot Ten, DIESEL (aka Shaquille O’Neal) and T-Wayne Drop All-Star Collaboration “Ultimate”

Rail breakers and backboard breakers unite on “Ultimate,” an all-star collaboration between Riot Ten and basketball legend DIESEL (aka Shaquille O’Neal). Featuring turn up raps from viral Houston rapper T-Wayne, “Ultimate” sees artists from different mediums come together to create a game-changing dubstep anthem.

Sarah Siskind Shares “A Little Bit Troubled” Video

“The concept for this video was inspired by a magnolia tree which stands on the grounds of Reynolda Gardens in my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC,” says Siskind. “It is massive in stature, and I’ve visited it since I was a child….it’s so tall that I can walk right into it and stand under it.”

Atlanta-Based Duo JST FRNDS Releases Polished Pop Anthem “Long Nights”

Today, the dynamic electro-pop duo, who are more than just friends, have dropped their newest single “Long Nights.”

Based in Atlanta, JST FRNDS is comprised of Callie Dixon and Gabe Neal. Neal, who grew up listening to John Mayer, taught himself to play guitar at the age of 14. Dixon comes from a big family of creatives and remembers singing at the age of six.

NYC band The Electric Mess share dystopian punk single “City Sun”

Garage-punk band The Electric Mess share a new single “City Sun” today! Self-described as a dystopian proto-punk ripper, its timing is darkly appropriate, although unintended, with NYC, and the world, coming to a grinding halt over the COVID-19 virus. Ghost Cult Magazine premiered the track, hailing it as an “uplifting, triumph of weirdos cutting through the gray of these times.” “City Sun” comes ahead of The Electric Mess’ fifth album The Electric Mess V, due out April 17th.

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: The Electric Mess Shares New Single – “City Sun”

Seattle’s Smokey Brights are back with a new single “72”

The band explains the meaning behind the song:
“72,” is a love story that takes place on a city bus. The 72 bus line, now defunct, previously ran in North Seattle in 2009, around the time lead vocalists Kim West and Ryan Devlin began dating. The song reimagines the now-married couples’ romantic reconnection taking place on that city bus as they’re both coming home from their respective dismal and mundane work days. West heartbrokenly sings “I spend my days with people that just look right through me, wishing someone would look at me like you used to.” The instrumentation on “72” mirrors the clangs, thumps, and bustle of a crowded city bus as West works up the courage to ask, “So what are you doing tonight? I ain’t got nothing tonight. My stops just after the light. People can start again right?”