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CABBAGE ARE BACK! ‘Coronation Street-Inspired’ Single

The rules are still loose for Pennine performance punks, CABBAGE, as they descend from Mossley’s misted hills with renewed purpose to release YOU’VE MADE AN ART FORM (FROM FALLING TO PIECES) – OUT NOW! The single, three minutes of wiry, full-bodied and typically erudite new-wave-post-punk-agit-indie, is their first new music since 2019’s standalone statement-of-intent, Torture and fuels growing rumours of a second album.

Jim Lauderdale’s ‘When Carolina Comes Home Again’ Out Today

Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning American music icon Jim Lauderdale’s new bluegrass album, When Carolina Comes Homes Again, is out today on Yep Roc Records.

Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC, in conjunction with Come Hear NC, his 33rd album is a return to his geographical and musical roots paying homage to his native North Carolina harkening back to the earliest music he learned to play.

Ato-Mik – Track: Fine

Two brothers joined forces to become ATO-MIK. Atom (1994) and Mikey Mic (1996). Bringing their realness from North Vancouver, Canada. With a message of creating purpose while always staying true to oneself. Their music is diverse at nature, eclectic hip-hop derived from many different spectrums. Ranging from the smooth sounds of the West-Coast to the NYC roots.

Ato-Mik – “Fine”

Little Hurt Drops Cinematic “Better Drugs” Visual

On his new single, Little Hurt shares, “‘Better Drugs’ is really the song that made me realize it was time for me to move on from The Mowgli’s and really tell my own story. I hadn’t even been thinking of starting a solo project but after writing this song everyone around me was like ‘okay this is special, this is different, this is new… you’re on to something here.’ It was at that point it became clear that I had to jump off the cliff, no matter how scary it was, to pursue what was out there for me behind the door I hadn’t yet opened.”

Solid Gold Share “Believe Me” Video Via Glide, New Album Out Later This Year

Today, Minneapolis indie favorites Solid Gold have released “Believe Me,” the second single from their forthcoming full-length album. Produced by BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Kanye West, Banks, etc.) with additional production from Lazerbeak (Doomtree, Lizzo, Shredders), “Believe Me” is a nihilistic road trip that somehow finds beauty in the midst of chaos. The single premiered exclusively with Glide Magazine.

SONG/VIDEO PREMIERE: Solid Gold Take An Electro-Retro Ride (80’s Video Game Style) On “Believe Me”

For Skope: Nicky Romero’s highly anticipated 3-track “Redefine” EP (out now)

Protocol label head and iconic artist Nicky Romero just released his highly anticipated “Redefine” EP, featuring two brand new club tracks as well as January’s single “I See.” He delivers high-energy gems “Time” and “Replica” to complete the holy trinity of club-ready records that comprise the EP, following a sonic path that both takes him back to his roots and propels him further into the realm of modern dance music. Running on an intense progressive buildup and a big, bouncy drop with percussive synths, “Time” keeps the energy high that “I See” established as the opening track. The EP finishes strong with “Replica,” which brings up images of dancing crowds in packed clubs, sending a message to the world that Nicky Romero is not even close to relinquishing his hold on electronic music. The “Redefine” EP is just one facet of the “Redefine” concept, which also includes a world tour, 3-part documentary series, themed website, and merchandise line.


Raised by a single Mother who introduced him to artists as wide ranging as Phil Collins to Snoop Dogg, ROSA has had a rich musical palette from an early age. A self-taught singer, songwriter, producer, rapper and composer, ROSA looks set to showcase his ability across a variety of genres on FEMALE, his debut EP set for release next year. A body of work which talks on female empowerment and the need for greater male emotional maturity, Phone kicks off these themes with ROSA showing open vulnerability to a love interest not giving him the same courtesy. An alt-R&B/Pop jam in the vein of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis’ work with Janet Jackson, early albums from The-Dream and the vocal freedom of Blood Orange, ROSA co-produced and arranged ‘Phone’ alongside Emmanuel ‘Silent-Man’ Freeman and Axe Hessel, ROSA’s main guitarist.

X Alfonso releases new single No hay azul sin ti, today March 27th

A promise is a promise, so here comes this month’s fulfillment of that commitment. Today, March 27, renowned Cuban artist and composer X Alfonso releases the seventh single, No hay azul sin ti (There is no blue without you), from his forthcoming album Inside on the following music streaming services: Spotify, Deezer, and Apple Music.

So far, seven songs have been released from the twelve that comprise the album Inside; others will come out on a monthly basis until September. Some of those released that really stand out are Reflexión, Cambio, Dime qué hay que hacer, and Siento Que.

OUT TODAY: Dave Winnel & Damon Sharpe with Shannon Release “Under Your Control” Via Armada Music

“I am so excited for the world to hear “Under Your Control!” Shannon’s vocals combined with the high energy production give it an electricity that feels anthemic. Collaborating with Dave and Shannon on this was an incredible experience!” – Damon Sharpe

Big Loser “Blisters” Music Video

Next week, Big Loser will be releasing their Black Numbers debut Love You, Barely Living. The Austin based quartet write anthemic rock songs with tinges of emo that draw comparisons to bands like The Menzingers and Spanish Love Songs. “Blisters” is a stellar example of what Big Loser has to offer.

Congolese-born, Perth-based rapper INNOCENT shares new single ‘Club Trance’

On his aptly-titled album Anthems Of A Life Congolese-born rapper Innocent delves deep into his own soul; commentating and celebrating the contradictions of living in the modern world. The skilful lyricist’s unique palette is characterised by an infusion of hip-hop, R&B and soul – resulting in a beautiful collision of minimalistic music and meticulous self-analysis.

Beretta Biz – ‘A Dog’

Directed by PT Da Producer this “a day in the life” visual through the streets of Memphis. It was important to capture the laid back vibe of the song (produced by Sempai Elemeye) in video form which I believe we accomplished. Also, getting shots of the dog in the video is what tied everything together.

PEPPERHEAD (Sydney) drop single ‘Watch You Fall’ from new EP ‘Words To The Wise’

There’s always a story to Pepperhead’s lyrics, and it is usually not too abstract. The Sydney four-piece have always tended to write about real life – real people, real events, real experiences – and their latest EP, Words To The Wise, is no different. Constructed using burly melodic hooks, meaningful words and simple, robust arrangements, Words To The Wise is a modern day Aus Rock classic, and a sheer testament to honesty in music.

Out Today: Reliant Tom “Nevermind the Garbage”

Out today is “Nevermind the Garbage”, the first single from Reliant Tom’s forthcoming sophomore album Play & Rewind. The song encapsulates the theme of the album: a documentation of singer Claire Cuny’s decent into grief after her father passed away, unexpectedly, on the day of the release of their last album, Bad Orange.

Out Today: Reliant Tom “Nevermind the Garbage”

Norwegian electronic artist Gundelach shares ‘My Frail Body’ LP

Ambience, corporality and our connection to the natural world make up the defining themes of Norwegian artist Gundelach’s long-awaited second album, ‘My Frail Body’.

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.

for Skope: R3HAB & Andy Grammer’s “Good Example”

“Andy Grammer’s voice has always been one of my favorites. With this track it’s no different – good example is exactly that – a good example of a great song. Andy’s message fits the track perfectly, and I can’t wait to share it with the world.” – R3HAB

RomLawrell – ’90s Luv’

90s Luv takes you on a smooth vibe ride of what 90s R&b be is all about. I wanted to dead the conversation on whether r&b is truly dead. There’s definitely a resurgence happening and this track is the embodiment of that! Smooth vocals, lush layers, and the beauty of love and vocals meshed in one.

KIALLA drops second track for realtime “KOVID19” ongoing album

Russian-Iranian duo, KIALLA continues the KOVID-19 Marathon with their second release this week – “Goldfish.” The duo is aiming to release one song every 3 days for the entire length of the quarantine associated with the novel virus. To keep the energy flow going, KIALLA is collaborating with various artists and musicians around the globe. Both the producer and illustrator of the “Goldfish” are in Iran, and were in lockdown way before the quarantine happened in the US. As KIALLA explains, “It is a celebration of life. As long as we are all here on this planet, we need to create. And as challenging as it is to create under pressure, that’s the only thing that makes sense right now.”