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GLXY Release Next LP Single

Another single closer to the release of GLXY’s debut LP ‘Research & Development’, ‘Abstraction’ draws for another collaborative artist and once again delivers the standard which the duo has grown renowned for. Fresh off the back of their album launch in London, where many of their new tracks were showcased as part of Shogun Audio’s event at the Steelyard, they’re now quickening the pace towards the eventual release of ‘Research & Development’ this April.


Today Grammy-nominated artist and producer TOKiMONSTA has released her new studio album, Oasis Nocturno, on eponymous imprint TOKiMONSTA MUSIC. The creative visionary’s fourth full-length album finds visionary Jennifer Lee more determined than ever, showcasing her evolution as an artist and picking up where 2017’s critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated release Lune Rouge left off. The album features a handful of rising and established artists, including 2x Grammy-nominated EarthGang, Bibi Bourelly, Jean Deaux, Drew Love, Dumbfounded, Sunni Colón, VanJess, and more

Esterly Releases Debut EP Today March 20

RESET began as a personal challenge for the Chicago-native, feeding his fascination for avant garde film scores. Hitting a creative sweet spot, (Esterly’s past work has flourished in film and TV music placements), Esterly presents a breathtaking five-track EP masterfully reimagining influential classics with cinematic flare.

WOLFTOOTH: new album details and first single announced!

Richmond, Indiana’s heavy metal riders WOLFTOOTH have announced the release of their thundering new album ‘Valhalla’ this May 22th on Ripple Music. It’s time to crank the volume up and stream their first single “Firebreather” without further delay!

Introducing > Algerian rap superstar Soolking (1.3 bn views) > new record “Vintage”

Blending modern sounds and oriental influences, Soolking borrows from different inspirations to forge his unique style.

Signed on Sofiane’s label, Affranchis Music, Soolking rose to fame internationally thanks to his tracks “Guerilla”, “Dalida” or “Zemër” (all platinum certified singles), as well as his atypical voice, his heady toplines and his ability to mix genres, influenced by raï and rap.

Secret Superstar Joey Trap Announces CHAMP EP, His Third Project of 2020

A true creative who raps, produces, and directs his own music videos, San Diego-via-Spanish Harlem artist Joey Trap is one of rap’s secret rising stars. Today, the 21-year-old artist announces the upcoming CHAMP EP, his third project of 2020. Spanning 11-tracks, the new tape showcases Joey’s diverse taste in production–he likes echoing 808s, plinking percussion, and earworm-y guitar lines. Joey artfully mixes boasts and biography, reflecting on how his past struggles inform his desire for stardom: “F*ck it I do my thing/VVS bless my chain/I did this on my own, so if I lose myself to blame,” he rhymes on “Right Now.” The follow-up to January’s pastoral Wild West and February’s hyper-aggressive STFU, CHAMP EP releases on March 27th via Young Rich Squad/PIVTL Projects.

Unified Highway drop new single + video, “Unique”

Eric Rachmany states, “My favorite song on the album is ‘Unique.’ When we wrote the instrumental it truly felt like it was a unique beat. I thought the word unique was hard to say in a song, but the more I thought about it the more I couldn’t turn back.” The song and album comes at a time of great uncertainty in the world that builds up fear and prejudices towards certain places or people. He adds, “On top of the overall sound, we really feel like the lyrics need to be heard at this time. There’s too much negative and hateful speech regarding minorities. We’re here to provide a new message that WE think should be the headlines and that is to embrace our differences. We want to focus more on what different people bring to the table instead of highlighting what they do wrong.”

Download: Debut Album From Oakland, CA Queercore Band MIDDLE-AGED QUEERS

Oakland, CA queercore band Middle-Aged Queers have released their debut album ‘Too Fag For Love’ via Sell The Heart Records, run by Andy Pohl of Tsunami Bomb (in collaboration with the band’s own label Outpunx Records).

Crawling out of the primordial ooze of punk past, Middle-Aged Queers are a quartet of Jurassic Punx barreling down Interstate 580 on a mission to save Rock ‘n’ Roll with broken limbs and gear held together with duct tape.

Tamba Hali Releases New Track For “Whoa” Today

Liberian-born recording artist and former Kansas City Linebacker, Tamba Hali, released the latest Relumae Records single “Whoa” featuring Christoph The Change today. The Masterkraft-produced track perfectly underscores he and Christoph’s percussive melodies. Christoph The Change is a Liberian rapper and songwriter, who gained mainstream success in Liberia, “Papay God,” “Heaven and Hell” and “Gbanna Man”. Whoa is available for streaming and purchase now.

Giolì & Assia Release New Single ‘Habibi’ – OUT NOW!

Gioli & Assia have proven to be one of the most exciting, dynamic and successful breakthrough electronic artists of recent years. They are a young Italian duo of producers, multi-instrumentalists, singers, songwriters, record label owners, and DJs, creating music that blends the styles of techno, house, indie, and pop that is uniquely their own. In 2019, the duo sold-out their first U.S. tour on all dates months in advance, collaborated with luxury brands like Burberry, Armani and Louis Vuitton, all while releasing a flurry of innovative new music.

New > DADJU > shares video for “Bobo Au Coeur” > France’s new hit afro-RnB star

DADJU is France’s new mega-hit afro-RnB star poised to breakthrough in the UK in our new polyglot pop world.

DADJU has had over 1 billion streams on his Youtube and his new tour includes at a date at the stadium home of football team PSG Parc Des Princes, which holds 47,000 people. He’s the biggest new star in France of the last two years, with 3 diamond singles, 2 platinum singles and over a million albums sold.

TLE Release Fast-Paced New Single, “Everyone Else is a Shitty Parent”

Dadpunk aficionados and pop-punk trio, TLE, have released a brand new single, “Everyone Else is a Shitty Parent.” The single is the ninth track the band has released over the last two years and is included on their forthcoming album, I Can’t Listen To You All At Once. The single, along with the accompanying stream video, is premiering with New Noise Magazine now!

Video Premiere: TLE – ‘Everyone Else Is A Shitty Parent’


Drawing influences from Latin and Middle Eastern sounds, “BANG BANG!” hits hard in all the right places, fusing tribal beats with fierce bilingual word play lyrics to create an intense rally-cry of a record. Lending her vocal talents on the single, rapper, singer and songwriter Jenn Morel shows why she has been dubbed one of the fastest rising talents in the Latin music scene.

Mipso Release ‘Edges Re-Run’ EP

Today, North Carolina’s indie-folk darlings Mipso release Edges Re-Run, an EP of remixed songs from their 2017 LP Edges Run. Available now on all digital platforms here, the band invited a handful of close musical collaborators to transform some favorite songs from the beloved album.


Today, NYC’s High Waisted share “Drive,” the second single from their upcoming album, Sick of Saying Sorry, out May 22nd. Bandsintown exclusively premiered the track yesterday, calling it the “new single that we need right now” and praising, “High Waisted are giving us the positive vibes that we need in these seemingly dreary time.” High Waisted also took over Bandsintown’s official Instagram, posting exclusive photos and behind the scenes content from their adventures over the past years on tour, including memories from SXSW and stops all around the US. The band recently announced their Bowery Ballroom record release show on May 23rd, immediately following the album release. High Waisted will be celebrating and performing a headlining set that evening, with support from friends LEAN and Damn Jackals (more info and tickets here). Sick of Saying Sorry is due out May 22nd.

Long-Standing Speed Metal Band RABID FLESH EATERS Announce Self-Titled Album

The band also recently revisited the song “Lycanthrope” from their Reign of Terror album, revealing a brand new, campy video for the classic track. The song was produced by the late Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis, Ministry), who can also be heard performing the main solo on the track.

RABID FLESH EATERS’ New Album Features Final Recordings Of RIGOR MORTIS’ Bruce Corbitt


Kidd Kenn, the 17-year old hip-hop sensation, premieres a new video for his track “Benji,” which follows a string of successful releases since signing with Island Records only last year – “Bougie Fellow,” “Babysitter” and “U 2 Funny,” The latest video in his rapidly growing collection of hits from his highly anticipated mixtape Child’s Play features Kenn spitting his wittiest wordplay to date while also foreshadowing his world-wide takeover. The young rapper is shown sprinkling his classic Kidd Kenn flavor from a coffee shop all the way into the club preaching “I say what I want and I never get touched.” The track’s playful yet hard-hitting rhymes stay true to the teen phenom’s signature style and continue to prove that this up-and-comer is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.