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“Charlie and the Rays…have crafted some of the most beautiful and authentic nods to the great folk music movement that permeated coffeehouses and nightclubs across America in the 1960s. Their music is more than a mere homage, though; they have quickly created a name for themselves in today’s scene thanks to their pristine harmonies, beautiful musicianship and honest lyrics.” (The Boot)
Following on from singles ‘Trust’ & ‘Effort’, Pop/RnB artist Ayelle looks ahead to her next single – ‘Choice’ – produced by good friend and London collaborator Rationale. The single speaks to fears arising early on in relationships and deciding to give your all or cave into old relationship doubts.
This is not the first time the pair have collaborated with Ayelle featuring on Rationale’s ‘Hurts The Most’ in September of 2019. ‘Choice’ is the next chapter of their relationship and a forever-growing friendship, pairing Ayelle’s personal lyrics & mesmerizing vocals with Rationale’s composition and wealth of knowledge collaborating with other artists (incl. Rag’n’Bone Man & Katy Perry). It’s a joint effort combining Ayelle’s writing & production lead by Rationale – with Ayelle enchanting listeners throughout.
‘LIVE AND STRIPPED,’ THE NEW EP FROM BANKS, SET FOR APRIL 3 RELEASE
BANKS will release her new four-song EP, Live and Stripped, on April 3 via Harvest Records. In the lead-up to this Friday’s release, she will be unveiling a new track daily along with an accompanying performance video. All four videos were shot live at the legendary Capitol Studios in late 2019 during a 1 Mic 1 Take session.
CVLT Nation streaming queer deathrock crew Mystic Priestess’ EP ‘Part Time Punks Sessions’
Oakland-based anarcho-deathrock group Mystic Priestess dropped their EP, Part Time Punks Sessions, on cassette (limited edition run of 300 purple tapes) on March 27.
Singer Sierra Rose says, “The tracks on ‘Part Time Punks Sessions’ invokes the balance between light and darkness. It’s about living in the present and being aware of how the world is affected by all living beings.”
➕ LISTEN & WATCH ➕ Indie-pop solo artist Pete Zen’s charming new video for catchy single “Be My Motherfxcker”
Pete Zen is a solo artist and producer from the outskirts of New York City with a charming new music video for single, “Be My Motherfxcker”, out today. With a light and airy tone, “Be My Motherfxcker” is a catchy and fun distraction from our current situation, and uses refreshing and joyful guitars to bring forward a romantic sentiment.
Lukas Ionesco | New clip “Idiot Fish”
Lukas Ionesco presents a new video clip “Idiot Fish” with Clara Benador. Directed by Alexandre Schild & Laureat Bakolli, this new clip explores the awesome landscapes of Switzerland between the cold of the snow-covered mountains and the warmth of kisses.
Experimental-pop artist SCOTT HARDWARE shares new video ‘MILLIONAIRE’
This Friday, Toronto’s Scott Hardware will be releasing Engel, his second full-length album, and first on Telephone Explosion Records. It will mark the end of a three-year process of writing, recording and letting down his guard (for better or worse.)
Meet AKA George – Self-isolating 2020
i know you journalists and bloggers have short attention spans, so i’ll keep it brief.
i know you’re tired of every new artist’s bio extolling the virtues of their artistry – PRs banging on about how they’re the next <insert brit nominee here>.
thing is… i don’t think you know how famous i am.
FINNISH DUO THE IMPERSONATORS ARE ON “CLOUD NINE” WITH NEW ALT POWER POP SINGLE
Having previously been signed to Sony/BMG with Carmen Gray, one of Finland’s finest rock bands, Tom Tikka has formed The Impersonators, a two-man project born out of their ashes and designed to cut out the politics and strife which come from the rock & roll carnival of band life. Resolutely studio-based, The Impersonators channel the bejeweled power-pop of The Go-Betweens and the immediacy/worldliness of early R.E.M. to deliver timeless alt-pop melodies.
The Epic Hand Washing Parody
Hollywood’s response to COVID-19 has been, though well-intentioned, not well-received. This is what film writer Casey Cipriani Tweeted in response to the Gal Gadot Instagram rendition of Imagine. “Hey celebs, we don’t want to be sung to. We want you to use a million or two of your money and order ventilators, masks, and gloves from the manufacturers then donate them to a hospital. Or pay for the salaries of an entire staff at a bar, restaurant, or daycare.”
SHADE – “Combat Rave” Single is Out Now
the title track of our new album, “Combat Rave” is about broken relationships that, to this day, haven’t been resolved.
Despite Exile Premiere “Venom” Music Video
Italian heavyweights Despite Exile are releasing today a brand new video for their latest single, “Venom,” via Metal Injection that you can check out here.
With the new track, the band announces their return onto the European scene without missing a beat: “Venom” is brutal, heavy, and takes no prisoners while it discusses despair, anger, and hopelessness for humanity’s fate. It’s easy to see what made the quartet so compelling since 2013, as the band members shred and jam away, as the track is as heavy as it is catchy, making it almost impossible to avoid headbanging along.