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“Tokyo Nights (feat. MadeinTYO)” has a late-night cruising vibe to it. The track features fellow Atlanta native, MadeinTYO, known for his hit “Uber Everywhere,” rapping about the ladies and foreign cars encountered in a night out in Tokyo over TM88’s tranquil yet vigorous beats.

Lucifer Star Machine releases fourth album on The Sign Records

The infernal boys are back! On the 3rd of April, Lucifer Star Machine will release their fourth album, “The Devil’s Breath” on The Sign Records. A straight-shooting record filled with thirteen tracks guaranteed to turn every listener into a full steam ahead Rock’n’Roll machine, released on Vinyl, Deluxe Vinyl, CD and digital format. The band also announces a music video for their single “Dwell in Misery”, which will be premiered on German Rock Hard on the day of the album release.

DAMIEN JURADO – Shares new single: “Alice Hyatt”

DAMIEN JURADO – Shares new single: “Alice Hyatt” | New Album: ‘What’s New, Tomboy?’ out 1st May 2020 –

REDEYΕ CARAVAN – single “Good Man Richard”

Redeye Caravan released the full-length album “Nostrum Remedium”. A first idea of what was to come was given to us recently when the sound and video of the single “El Muerto” showed us the way the caravan has carved. The Caravan’s second stop is the song “Good Man Richard”, which is accompanied by a great official video too.

Relevant & Massively Addictive – ‘DREAM’ // ADMT

Just when we need it the most, Doncaster native Adam Taylor gives us an injection of optimism, reassuring us that things will get better. Bearing his message with infectious vocals and an intricate genre-crossing sound, the unique emerging songwriter’s new track carries a lot of weight. Speaking more on the track Adam shares:

Belfast quartet JUNK DRAWER release sprawling, post-punk and psych tinged single ‘What I’ve Learned / What I’m Learning’

“Try to picture Oh Sees or King Gizzard going down Squid’s route, before violently u-turning into an ecstatic, late 70s post-punk chorus” So Young Magazine

Having announced their debut album ‘Ready For The House’, out via Irish indie label Art For Blind for April 24th, Belfast quartet Junk Drawer are set to release the sprawling, opening tone-setter ‘What I’ve Learned / What I’m Learning’.

Introducing Belgium’s Under The Reefs Orchestra!

Some band names capture the sound they emit almost perfectly and Under the Reefs Orchestra is one such band. “The underlying poetic idea is that by drowning, being at the bottom, losing everything, we discover a new and hidden world,” says Clement Nourry. “Like walking at the bottom of the ocean.”

The Driver Era Releases “OMG Plz Don’t Come Around” & “flashdrive”

“What’s exciting about these songs is that they all have different creation times, in that some of them have been in the process for a year or two and some of them we just started making a few months ago,” Ross stated in a recent interview with SPIN. “We didn’t just sit down and start making the album right here, right now. The songs all came from different points in our lives.”

Mavis Staples Shares New Song “All In It Together” feat. Jeff Tweedy, Listen Now

“The song speaks to what we’re going through now – everyone is in this together, whether you like it or not,” Staples explains. “It doesn’t matter how much money you have, what race or sex you are, where you live…it can still touch you. It’s hit so many people in our country and around the world in such a horrible way and I just hope this song can bring a little light to the darkness. We will get through this but we’re going to have to do it together. If this song is able to bring any happiness or relief to anyone out there in even the smallest way, I wanted to make sure that I helped to do that.”

ZOLLE: stream berserk new album ‘Macello’ in full!

“Macello (Italian word for “slaughterhouse”, but means also “mess” or “shindy”) is the crudest expression, in all senses, of the coexistence of end and beginning, death and life, absence and presence, tragedy and opportunity. A significant place, a time suspended, a powerful ritual, a real mess” comments the band. Enjoy Zolle’s fun and colorful latest video “S’offre”.


Preceded by first official single “Shangri-La” and the “shapeshifting epic” (STEREOGUM) “Brasil” and its accompanying sci-fi short film, “Olympik” is the third song from Earth to be released in advance of the album. Bristling with “electro energy” (MXDWN), “Olympik” is anchored by a lockstep groove courtesy of Omar Hakim (Drums) and Nathan East (Bass). Ed’s unmistakable voice and guitars float ethereally atop the mix, with additional programming by Flood, Catherine Marks and Adam ‘Cecil’ Bartlett, percussion and programming by Richie Kennedy, and guitar from David Okumu adding and combining textures to mesmerizing effect.


PRIMO! are delighted to announce the release of their second full length album, Sogni, on April 17, via Upset The Rhythm. Sogni is the follow up to 2018’s Amici. Today they share the video for new single ‘Machine’.

Otherwise Premiere Video For “Crossfire”

Singer Adrian Patrick shares, “One of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do, as performing artists, was cancel our Defy Division Tour. It’s left us wondering how we’ll be able to feed our families, if we’ll still even have a career after this. We know that millions of others across the globe are facing the same dire prospect. Yet it’s not just jobs & money that we are losing… people are fighting for their lives, right now. The whole world has been caught in the Crossfire. We never thought we’d live to see the heartbreaking day when the bright lights and dancing fountains are turned off in the Neon Desert. But we are all in this together, so let’s keep our heads down low & hopes up high, for humanity. This pandemic doesn’t discriminate… and neither does rock n roll. Stay safe, stay home, stay strong.”

Out Tomorrow: Surrender Hill (Americana, roots rock) “A Whole Lot of Freedom”

North Georgia-based Americana duo Surrender Hill (husband and wife team Robin Dean Salmon and Afton Seekins) is set to release its fourth album, A Whole Lot of Freedom, on April 3, 2020. An Americana/roots-rock record filled with harmonized vocals, electric guitar, and swooning fiddle, A Whole Lot of Freedom was recorded at the couple’s newly-constructed home studio in northern Georgia, with contributions from drummer Matthew Crouse (who also appeared on the duo’s 2018 album, Tore Down Fences), fiddler Wyatt Espalin, and guest guitarist Jonathan Callicutt.

Song Premiere: Surrender Hill’s “A Whole Lot of Freedom”

GRID Shares New Single “Cold Seep”

GRID—the Brooklyn, NY noise-jazz trio comprised of Matt Nelson (Tune-Yards, Battle Trance, Elder Ones), Tim Dahl (Child Abuse), and Nick Podgurski (New Firmament, Feast of Epiphany)—today are sharing “Cold Seep,” the second single from their upcoming sophomore LP Decomposing Force releasing April 24th, 2020.

“ROCKSTAR” Reminiscent Music Video By Josh Christina Out Now

Shimmering with sentimentality, Josh Christina flashes through dressing rooms and crowds banging the ivories in the new music video for nostalgic single Rockstar. The paisley piano man throws chairs and lies on the piano like a king’s throne. Baltimore based rock & roll revivalist Christina unveils his inspirations and upbringing in an anthemic soulful blues track, Rockstar.

Watch Borza’s New “Guérir les hommes” Music Video

Borza’s main interest & goal with music is to have the listener experience the natural synergie that music has with spirituality. He has helped on many records throughout the years by either playing, writing, producing or engineering with artists such as the McGarrigle sisters, Emmylou Harris, and Lauryn Hill. Eventually, he noticed his musical endeavours did not feel complete if he himself didn’t put out his own records as well.

METALLICA: All Within My Hands Foundation COVID-19 Response

All Within My Hands Donates For Covid-19 Relief – In the wake of the spread of the Coronavirus, the most vulnerable people in our communities need help now more than ever. All Within My Hands is reaching out with four grants totaling $350,000 to organizations dedicated to assisting those hit hard by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.

Feeding America – Earlier this week, we told you about Feeding America’s recently launched COVID-19 Response Fund as they continue to work with their network of local food banks reacting to the specific needs of individual communities. As the need continues to grow, our local food banks are suffering from a lack of volunteers, donations and food distribution assistance from their normal channels. AWMH has pledged $100,000 to this fund –

Damaged Bug (Oh Sees) Shares “Sold America” Via American Songwriter

Damaged Bug (John Dwyer) has shared the latest single, “Sold America” off of his new LP Bug On Yonkers. Bug On Yonkers is a cover album of Michael Yonker’s expansive discography. In addition to the premiere, Dwyer shared an exclusive interview with American Songwriter.

Hendrix Harris unveils new EP Falcon with latest single “Sweatdrops”

“Sweat Drops” sees Hendrix dynamically switches between luxurious vocals and rapid-fire lyrical finesse as he speaks candidly about his lover with skill lost on many artists. Teaming up with once again with Kevin Froly, the new single comes with a simplistic performance visual that’s a natural accompaniment to a high paced release.


John Lindahl, the first artist from multi-platinum, Grammy-nominee Logic’s joint venture with Def Jam, is a versatile addition to Def Jam’s highly-acclaimed roster. He was discovered by Justin Timberlake and has appeared on multiple Logic tracks. Lindahl’s a natural singer-songwriter and trained dancer with a background in musical theater that informs his infectious brand of R&B-laden pop. His debut album, OPENING NIGHT, expands on the theatrical themes of love, jealousy, deceit, and redemption.

Listen to Blonder’s new single “Baby You’re A Good One” ft. Chloe Mk

Regarding the origins of the track, Blonder stated: “”Baby, You’re a Good One” is about sitting on a couch at the perfect New Years Eve party in Chinatown (NYC) on a little bit of LSD wearing a collared pink button up, spending the whole night talking to and celebrating with a beautiful human being you’ve never met before. Feeling lucky and truthfully a little bit sad when they leave the room, this one’s just an ecstatic moment that you never thought would happen. Co-produced by Aaron Maine, this song went straight from my baby grand piano on long island to his apartment in the city and never looked back.”


“Absorb the pain and react smoothly… don’t become distracted by the white noise of possibilities… experience a flow-like state, even an Ultra Instinct” – MMA fighter Platinum Mike Perry

Big Tune // Che Lingo & Ghetts – “Black Ones”

Exciting rapper Che Lingo today joins forces with the legendary Ghetts on potential single of the year “Black Ones.” The track leaves the romanticism of the hood for dead, highlighting the deeper insecurities the British youth face trying to distance themselves from gangs and crime and giving us another very real perspective of a life from two sides of the coin (Che’s and Ghetts’s). Today’s track comes with the news of Lingo’s debut album is on it’s way in the fall, titled THE WORST GENERATION out via 7Wallace.


London DIY pop duo Cherryade have released their ‘Sinking Ship’ EP, featuring new track ‘I Love Me’, and previous releases ‘Bang. Pop. Go Worldwide.’, ‘Feel Good’ and ‘Do My Thing’ which have received support from the likes of Billboard Pride, Spotify’s New Pop UK, BuzzFeed, Wonderland Magazine, Official Charts, BBC 6Music and more.

Norwegian rapper/r&b singer Ivan Ave shares “Guest List Etiquette” video

“known for his ability to mix flexing lyrics about wooing women with the more existential shit, and his style is significantly old school – a true homage to the rappers of a bygone era that taught him how to make it through their work.” – Highsnobiety


Mega pop hit-making and production duo LOOTE (Jackson Foote and Emma Lov) are set to release their “heart eyes” EP on April 24, preceded by new single “Somebody Else,” dropping April 3. “Somebody Else” is the third single off their forthcoming EP, following “All The F**king Time” and “This Is How U Feel” which have a combined 8 million streams to date.


Faouzia’s unique and stunning vocals shine over an up-tempo beat as she comes face-to-face with her heartbreak. The song was written by Faouzia along with chart-topping songwriter Mozella (Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Charlie Puth) and co-written and produced by acclaimed producer Jonas Jeberg (Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj).

Synth-pop style from Eda Eren – ‘Focus’

North London’s next big thing Eda Eren supplied the teasing, toying vocals last year to slick synth house spiking a ‘Fever’, another sureshot belonging to producer Route 94, he of the monster thermo dynamic crossover ‘My Love’ that introduced the world to Jess Glynne.
Fever (Original Mix)