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The Voodoo Children Release Official Video for “Caroline”

Today, the new Nashville-based band The Voodoo Children released the official video for “Caroline,” the first single from their forthcoming debut EP Instant Nostalgia – Side A out this spring via Blood Bathe Records. The Voodoo Children is an ever-evolving community-based project revolving around Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer and visual artist JT Daly, who fronted the Nashville-based band Paper Route and more recently co-produced K. Flay‘s album Every Where Is Some Where, including the hit single “Blood in the Cut” (for which Daly received Grammy nominations for Best Rock Song and Best Engineered Album).

Loraine Club – ‘Disco Biscuits’ (Single)

Loraine Club return with new single ‘Disco Biscuits’. Having already scored major airplay and online support, including BBC Radio 1 and Nialler9, the Dublin dreampop quartet are piquing a lot of interest at home and abroad. In their few short months together, the band have supported acts such as Friendly Fires and recently played their debut headline show in Dublin’s Whelan’s venue.

DARSOMBRA Cancels European Tours With Conny Ochs, Kristian Harting Due To COVID-19

Baltimore-based audiovisual progressive/psychedelic duo DARSOMBRA has joined the countless artists who have been forced to cancel major touring plans for the year in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. However, the band has other plans in place of their self-booked six-week European tour – including dates with Conny Ochs, Kristian Harting, and their maiden performance at Roadburn Festival – this week announcing The Great Social Distancing Tour Of 2020.

London based band Seven Spies – Entitled “Chameleon”

“Chameleon” is mastered by John Davis (The Killers, Lana del Rey, Royal Blood, Lewis Capaldi, Gorillaz). Seven Spies have garnered acclaim from the likes of PopDust and Earmilk, to name a few.

Love Islander Jack Fowler drops debut single‘Back To Yours’

Former Love Island finalist Jack Fowler makes his musical debut with brand new single ‘Back To Yours’, out now.

A seductive R&B jam that pairs Jack’s effortless vocals with Figure Flows’ smooth rapping, ‘Back To Yours’ marks the start of a brand-new chapter for Jack Fowler.

The White Buffalo Releases Double A-Side Singles

Today, The White Buffalo (aka Jake Smith) released two new tracks off his forthcoming album On The Widow’s Walk as a double A-Side. The new Shooter Jennings produced album is due out on April 17 via Snakefarm Records.

The White Buffalo Preaches Living for the Moment in Majestic New Song ‘Problem Solution’

Dead & Company Launch Free Streaming Series on Saturday Nights

Tune in this weekend at 8PM EDT / 5PM PDT for the second installment of “One More Saturday Night,” Dead & Company’s FREE weekly #CouchTour series. This Saturday will feature the concert from June 15th, 2019 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

New > Copenhagen artist Minais B

“This music grew from a place of great loss and emptiness. But instead of dwelling in those states it sparked a lightness. Like a single moment where a face turns from sadness into laughter but holding on to the experience of that sadness. ‘When death takes something from you, give it back.*'” – Minais B


Dua Lipa’s highly anticipated new album Future Nostalgia is out now. Future Nostalgia will include the Number 1 global hit single ‘Don’t Start Now’, her smash single ‘Physical’ and the latest release ‘Break My Heart’. The new album will be available for download on all digital platforms as well as physical on the following formats; pink neon vinyl, CD, picture disc, gold cassette and deluxe box set, all of which are now available from Dua’s web store.


Smash The House label bosses and current Top 100 DJ Poll #1 DJ’s Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike along with acclaimed Dutch Producer/DJ Quintino bring the rave on their latest collaboration effort ‘The Chase. Throwing down a colossal track that will trigger all-out euphoria on the dancefloor, this latest release has been crafted and charged with enough musical dynamite to send shockwaves reverberating throughout the party world!

New > Axel Boman > new single “Eyes Of My Mind”

Axel Boman’s Eyes Of My Mind is part world-unifying house music psychedelia anthem, part collaborative Gesamtkunstwerk. As so often the case with Boman’s home label Studio Barnhus, the process leading up to the release happened naturally, among friends.

La Moxie – Check out the video for the bands debut single/video “If I Fall”

“We are Lauren (singing and guitar) Nathaniel (drums and enthusiasm) Alexei (guitar and cynicism) and Ryan (bass and gratuitous hair metal intro speeches). We’re from Birmingham and would self describe as skate punk. Though we’d shrug and agree with emopunk or poppunk and honestly, Lauren’s the only one who skates. We’ve only been doing this since last summer and we’ve been lucky enough to play with The Bombpops, Petrol Girls, The Creepshow and Nervus.”

Bishop Nehru takes the mantle on new track EMPEROR

Self-written and produced, ‘EMPEROR’ sees Bishop go it alone to take the mantle and ascends from bubbling underground MC to one of the most talented young rappers working today. Emperor’s pop-driven theatrics exude a much lighter mood than previous single Too Lost, where Bishop confidently raps: “Killed the scene since a kid they should call it The Omen.”

Artist: BLANCHE – Release: ‘Fences’ (Out Now)

Fast becoming a master of the avant-garde, dark-pop sound she’s become synonymous with. Belgian songwriter Blanche returns this Spring with her new album ‘Empire’, and the outstanding new single ‘Fences. The album showcases a multi-faceted artist, with elements from all ends of the musical spectrum used to create an emphatic piece of alt-pop bliss.

Out Now: Hundreds unveil new album The Current via Embassy of Music

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.

DEEP CITY – Reveal Shimmering New Single: ‘Joyride’ – Out Today

Inspired by that unstoppable feeling of being young and foolish, ‘Joyride’ sees the band revelling in its highs, whilst ruminating on the reckless decisions and life-lessons that line the twisting road that winds towards adulthood.

RVSSIAN Releases “ONLY THE TEAM” Feat. Lil Tjay an Lil Mosey!

“This song is a new sound, coming from Lil TJay’s past music with added rock influence in the guitar production and his unique flow and melodies. Bringing in Lil Mosey and his signature cadence make the whole thing certified.” Lil Mosey added “Rvssian and I have been talkin’ about getting a song together for a min. Me and Tjay both young and getting money so it’s a dope moment for our generation.”

NEW MUSIC: Alaina Castillo Releases New Single “Just A Boy” Off Upcoming EP

Houston-raised, Los Angeles-based genre-bending artist Alaina Castillo releases her new single “just a boy” (co-written and produced by regular collaborator Romans) today. The single is the first off her upcoming EP the voicenotes, which will be released in both English and Spanish, reflecting the bilingual nature of her music. The project will be her most raw and vulnerable music to date, set to debut this spring.

Awolnation + Alice Merton = “The Best”

To inspire positivity and connect with a global audience, AWOLNATION has enhanced their current Top 5 single at Alternative radio, “The Best,” through a special international collaboration. The hit single is about to explode with the addition of vocals from Alice Merton, the German/Canadian artist whose hit “No Roots” went to #1 at Alternative radio in the US and has global support from mainstream stations all across Europe.

Sagun Announces New EP “feathers”, Out April 10 via Platoon

Speaking about the new EP and single, Sagun said:

“For it’s too late to keep it together, The KTNA & I were just making music and all of the sudden we all caught a vibe. The vibe was that lonely and empty feeling that we all experience at some point in life and the track basically just wrote itself from there.

This EP project was totally experimental and at first, I had no idea how it was gonna go. I was really nervous because it was my first time in the studio with all the people around me while I make music.”


Speaking on the album and the process it took to create it, Orion shares: “Like every project I begin, I never know what the outcome will be. There is no plan other than to create something that draws from life experiences and feelings that I want to immortalize. Music is forever. I came up with the title for the album in bed. It came about after much reflection over the last 5-6 years in which so much has transpired. Whenever I moved it felt like I wouldn’t make it much longer. I was grateful for my friends and chosen family for the patience and love I received from them through such a vulnerable time in my life. Space was held for me. Space to cry, to scream, to run, to laugh, to escape, to process, and to feel. The album is one big fever dream.”

San Fermin release second chapter of ‘The Cormorant’ project

Brooklyn-based art pop project SAN FERMIN today release the second and final installment in their dual-part album – The Cormorant I & II is available everywhere now. Introducing the project with the October release of The Cormorant I and garnering critical acclaim from NPR, Consequence of Sound, Paste, TIME and UPROXX, San Fermin now return with eight new tracks that encompass the full scope of The Cormorant story. The resulting 16-track collection completes the narrative set out by The Cormorant I, expanding on bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s questions of identity, growth and its ever-changing variations.

THE IRREPRESSIBLES unveil neon drenched, queer love celebrating video for ‘Let Go’

The Irrepressibles, the creative guise of Jamie Irrepressible, unveil the stylish, sexy video for latest single ‘Let Go (Everybody Move Your Body, Listen To Your Heart)’. Set in a neon drenched club, it follows the themes of the track as a choreographed celebration of queer love. It’s directed by Savvas Savrou, who has won awards for videos with Massive Attack, and Florence and the Machine.

OVERLAPS Release ‘Wasted’ Music Video

Italian Alternative/Nu Rock band, OVERLAPS, have released a new music video for ‘Wasted’, taken from their new studio album ‘In Your Room’, out today March 27th via TIME TO KILL RECORDS.

DEEP CITY – Reveal Shimmering New Single: ‘Joyride’ – Out Today

Capturing the laid-back essence of chillwave maestros like Neon Indian or Toro Y Moi, the track is also shot through with glistening guitars steeped in chorus-cued effects pedals reminiscent of the band’s utmost 80s icon Prince. Speaking about ‘Joyride’, Deep City say:

‘Blessed’ – Eric Bellinger ft. Wale, RJ and Joe Moses

Today, Grammy winning songwriter and R&B artist Eric Bellinger and Nieman Johnson debut “Blessed,” the second song available from Optimal Music, a collaborative project releasing via YFS Music/Empire Records on April 24. On the smooth and soulful J. Gramm produced track, Eric Bellinger joins Wale, RJ and Joe Moses to sing and rap about their affection for women and how they feel blessed that the love is reciprocated right back.

Norma MacDonald releases video for new single “Trick Of The Light”

“MacDonald sings pensive, melancholic songs but with a lightness and warmth to her voice.” – Exclaim!

“…perfectly polished.” – The Coast

“There is a bluegrass melancholy in her voice and lyrics.” – Pennyblackmusic

“MacDonald’s confident songwriting places her as an agent in these emotions, rather than a passive actor to which these emotions happen.” – Adobe & Teardrops

“…an undeniable talent.” – Canadian Beats


Over a lull of dreamy guitars and minimalist beats, her voice instantly enchants and entrances. The track ebbs and flows as her vocals flutter towards a seductive and soulful hook. The soft ballad illuminates the artist’s dynamic range and highlights her natural charisma. Be on the lookout for the premiere of the music video in the near future.

Swiss post-hardcore/post-rock/metal collective Darius shared new track “Men er Grah”

A few days after sharing the music video of the single “Leap Of Faith”, Swiss post-hardcore/heavy-post-rock/metal collective Darius just shared another excerpt from its upcoming effort with “Men Er Grah” available right now on SoundCloud and YouTube.

RED Announces Its First-Ever Independent Album, DECLARATION, Will Release April 3, One Week Early

GRAMMY® nominated, RIAA Certified Gold-selling rock band RED is set to release its seventh studio album and first-ever independent, full-length album DECLARATION April 3, one week earlier than expected from RED ENTERTAINMENT / The Fuel Music. The album is available to pre-add / pre-save now at digital and streaming outlets globally –

Chicago’s Phor Releases “Cardio” Single + Video Today

“Cardio” comes on the heels of Phor’s latest project, Cake, a 13-song collection released to memorialize the passing of his cousin with the tribute track “Truly Missed”. In 2017, Phor released Butterfly, which delivered his biggest hit to date, “Chi-Town.” An ode to the city that raised him, the song gained momentum at mid-west radio with well over 2M views on the Azae-directed visuals and culminated in a remix from Chicago’s southside heavyweights, BumpJ, Twista and Lil Durk.

Loveblind’s debut LP out today via Saint Marie Records

After three years of recording and months of advance singles, shoegaze supergroup Loveblind released their full-length debut, Sleeping Visions, on Saint Marie Records.

Pulling members of Crash City Saints, Whimsical, and Seasurfer, Loveblind started cobbling Sleeping Visions together in 2017 from their respective home studios across the US and Europe. The result is a fittingly sprawling 10-song set of shoegaze, dream pop, industrial, and metal, as evidenced by the dichotomy in previous singles “War Planets,” “Goodbyes Without Goodbye” and “Daydream.”


“Like It Is” follows the release of Kygo’s “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston. The song has accumulated 651 million audio and video streams combined and charted at Top 40 radio. “Higher Love” is a cover of the 1986 Steve Winwood classic. The Whitney Houston estate presented Kygo with the archival recording of Whitney’s version, which was previously released as a Japan-only bonus track on her I’m Your Baby Tonight physical album in 1990. Upon hearing the Whitney track, Kygo raced into the studio, thrilled to be given the opportunity to make music with one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. “Higher Love” was written by Steve Winwood, Will Jennings and produced by Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll and Narada Michael Walden.