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BOBBY KELLER has revealed his first solo track, the shredding “Reign in Fire,”

“I have always dreamed of writing a solo/shred type album and putting my own spin on things,” KELLER says. “I wanted to do something different, yet at the same time, make music that I wanted to hear. This isn’t your typical shred album, it’s heavier, and I couldn’t be any more excited for my single, ‘Reign in Fire,’ to start reaching the masses.”

Møons – Track: Moon County

The track, Moon County, is as I mentioned, the genre of moon country, haha. Sounds odd, but give it a shot, see what you think. I tried mixing synthesizers and electronic sounds with country music, and hence I call it moon country. The lyrics are about thoughts I’ve had while staying up past midnight looking out the window at the moon and the stars.

Corrupt (UK) Brings Seductive Low-End Grooves to New Noise via “Tick Tock” Feat. Natz

Corrupt (UK) brings his signature low-end grooves to Dim Mak via a seductive 4×4/bassline-infused New Noise debut “Tick Tock,” featuring vocals from frequent collaborator Natz.

PAPILLS knows that it’s still April in Sweden, but it’s already… TOO HOT FOR MAY!

Too Hot For May is a catchy pop song inspired by The Beatles, Mando Diao, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and the most colourful indie rock of the 90’s. The single is the title track of PAPILLS’ forthcoming debut album, to be released worldwide on April 24.


Singer – Songwriter Josh Kumra returns with a new EP, ‘Pull Me Back In’, out now via ferryhouse.

Ted Jasper releases ‘Equinox’ EP (Jamz Supernova, Daniel Haaksman)

Cornwall-raised and London-based artist Ted Jasper is gearing up to release his latest EP, a five-track collection titled ‘Equinox’. Doubling up as a house DJ/producer as well as a fully-fledged songwriter carving out jazzy, hip-hop-infused downtempo, Jasper has quickly becoming a fast-rising name on the London scene since his 2018 ‘One Day’ EP on Jamz Supernova’s Future Bounce imprint. Arriving off the back of the follow-up ‘Back For More’ EP (2019) and support from 6 Music, Complex, Mixmag, Boiler Room, Radio 1 and 1Xtra, ‘Equinox’ is due for release April 3rd via Au Contraire.


“‘Burning Bridges’ is about setting healthy boundaries. I’ve always struggled with boundaries and have a hard time speaking up for what I want or need. I constantly try to make everyone else feel okay, even if I suffer,” Vos says. “When I became a mom, had postpartum depression, got diagnosed with lymphoma and went through a divorce, it was clear that if I was going to survive, I needed to make some changes. I learned that taking care of myself first was the best way I could take care of the people around me.”

‘Closer’ is the second dark and dreamy alt-pop single from ZELAH

Following intimate single ‘Static’, London duo ZELAH share another simmering indie-pop track inspired by the real life experiences of the band’s lyricist Zelah Van-Gowler. With atmospheric beat loops and warbling synths, those initial vocals present a deceptively passive approach to the emotional turmoil behind ‘Closer’… that is until the explosive of sound kicks in around one minute into the song. Suddenly, Zelah expresses “don’t make me wait” in glassine yearning, in sync with a burst of digital beats and those intricate strings, all of which adds a sense of impassioned urgency.

Patricia Lalor releases new single ‘Fall Back Asleep’

Patricia Lalor has shared her new single, ‘Fall Back Asleep’, the third in a series of four tracks to be released over the coming weeks via Friends Don’t Lie Ltd.

Beautifully sparse, the track blends rich vocals and delicate harmonies against a solo guitar line, emphasizing its subtle intimacy, before ending in an intoxicating crescendo of ambient synths propelling it into gentle euphoria.

Dance System remix Arno Cost & Norman Doray anthem ‘Darlin’

Night Slugs label head Dance System has remixed the Arno Cost and Norman Doray anthem ‘Darlin’, out Friday 3rd April via Positiva Records.

Dance System delivers a wonky, stuttering take on ‘Darlin’, increasing the intensity while losing none of the feelgood, hands-in-the-air energy that makes the original so special.

ETERNAL DELYRIA: new album “Paradox Of The Mechanical Angel” out now

About the record, the band states: “When we started the writing process, we thought that the term imprisonment in its various connotations would be an appropriate common thread, and so we chose it. In each song, the lyrics describe a different form of imprisonment, each of which is expressed from multiple points of view: physical, as in Beyond the Veil; mental, as in The Awakening; emotional, as in Burning Bridges; ideological, as in Freely Enchained; or social, as in Dying to Live. When we commissioned the album artwork to Pierre Alain D. of 3mmi Design, we chose to represent the idea of imprisonment by means of a simple yet current philosophical concept: the human being, eternally dissatisfied, creates technology to elevate himself and feel free, without realizing that — quite the opposite — technology is actually imprisoning him. Pierre’s work was based on this concept, and reflects his vision of what has subsequently become the official artwork of Paradox Of The Mechanical Angel”.

Swedish born, London based artist JANOS – Entitled “Sicky/Sticky”

Swedish born artist JANOS spends his time between the streets and pubs of Oslo and London. Fusing beautiful pop melodies, soulful vocals and explosive energy, the pop-punk soul artist delivers listeners with a fresh, contemporary sound. From fragile, heartfelt ballads to funky upbeat anthems, JANOS tells a story relating to the highs and lows of our generation.

Malena Zavala shares final single “Memories Gone” / Album due 17th April

Mazzy Star-style gothic chamber pop with a South American influence, ‘Memories Gone’ is about “mourning the loss of a memory that has faded away,” comments Zavala, who was born in Argentina but grew up in Hertfordshire. “I wrote it when making my first album, but I wanted to tie it all in with the Latino feel of La Yarará so I stripped it back to vocals and guitar added a ronroco arrangement. The ronroco is an Andean ten stringed guitar-like instrument that has a slight echo and somehow creates its own reverb, and I love the way it sounds on the track.”

Leeds based collective Gotts Street Park featuring rapper Chester Watson

Showcasing Florida-based rapper Chester Watson’s distinctively melancholy flow, the track lyrically tackles the notion of freedom in what is a brilliant slice of low fi hip-hop. This is taken from an EP which is currently in the works, following the previously released ‘Favourite Kind Of Girl’ featuring Flikka, Bad’ featuring Zilo and ‘Where You Going’ featuring Marco McKinnis.

reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell … The Coo ‘If Only’

The Coo’s journey started with a serendipitous meeting at an Amsterdam open mic, and has since evolved into a deep musical and personal relationship that bridges the North Sea. Matt Arthur (The Arthur Brothers) and Jara Holdert (Lewin) write and sing songs together in two-part harmony, reminiscent of the warm late 60s and early 70s sound of artists such as Carole King & James Taylor; Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and contemporary artists such as Angus & Julia Stone and Big Thief.

Casanora – Videoclip «Let the Psycho Go» taken from the «HIMSO»-EP

Casanora has been producing and recording music since her early days. The artist, whose real name is Nora Ringgenberg, is now 26-year-old has found her own fascinating artistic language. Part of it was developing during studies in sound-art studies at the Berne University of the Arts.


NNAMDÏ has released his new LP BRAT, an album whose central question is about the pursuit of Art in a time of turmoil. Accompanying the release is a video for single “Gimme Gimme” that comes with a unique and heart warming backstory. Directed by New Trash, the video is based fundamentally on a collaboration between NNAMDÏ and 8-year old Kylar Perkins from South Carolina. Nnamdi tells the story of their chance meeting here:


After generating 7 million-plus total streams and attracting widespread critical acclaim, Netherlands-based Sudanese singer, songwriter, and artist Gaidaa returns with her new single “Falling Higher” today.

Matt Manson – ‘Iso’

Matt is a big advocate in mental health. With having a history of depression and suicidal tendencies, his music is very transparent and raw. His latest release, “Iso” is a first hand look at what he lives with everyday.

Wilma Archer Releases Debut Album ‘A Western Circular’ Today

A Western Circular is a bold, reflective piece that directly relates to Archer’s personal experiences of life and death, centered on one particular week where they breathed with equal intensity. The record’s themes of greed, love and loyalty all relate back to that specific time. Inspired by author John Fante, A Western Circular is a spiritual voyage through life’s pushing and pulling, and a poignant reflection on the duality of the human condition: finding beauty in the rough, sadness in the bright.

Ruthie Collins New Album ‘Cold Comfort’

Rising Nashville singer/songwriter Ruthie Collins released today her anticipated sophomore album Cold Comfort via Sidewalk Records, a division of Curb|Word Entertainment. A captivating blend of cinematic roots, intimate folk, and old-school country, the album foregoes the pop shine of Collins’ earlier work in favor of a rawer, more honest sound.


“I’ll Wait” follows the release of Kygo’s single “Like It Is” ft. Tyga and Zara Larsson and Kygo’s “Higher Love” with Whitney Houston, the latter of which has more than 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.

Slow Soak and their fascinating and moody videoclip and single «Blood & Bones»

Slow Soak are a «who’s who» of current young’s indie-scene from Basel/switzerland: Bands like Don’t Kill The Beast or the (now disbanded) Sheila She Loves You are just two that are known abroad as well borders.

Slow Soak’s debut-single and the video are masterpieces, as we think, which come directly from the heart, without too much thinking.

Weathermaker Music Releases Spy Machines

“Weathermaker Music has some new music coming out today.” says Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. “The record is called Spy Machines, the band is called Spy Machines, and I’m proud to say that I’m part of it. Mark Stanley plays guitar and he wrote all the songs, Henry Upton from Lionize is on bass, Mike Dillon is on vibraphone and percussion and I play the drums. The record was recorded last year and it certainly does not sound like Clutch. I’m very proud of it.”

Penny and Sparrow Release New EP ‘Live in Texas, 2019’

Penny and Sparrow are releasing Live in Texas, 2019, a live EP recorded late in 2019 during shows at Majestic Theatre in Dallas, TX and Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX. For the full live experience find a list of their rescheduled spring tour dates below or on their website.

Suigeneris Goes Swimming in Hot Cheetos for the Boisterous “Brown Justin Bieber” Video

Gliding gloriously through CitoOnTheBeat’s bouncy, mariachi-style production, Suigeneris is the game’s sauciest 16-year-old. Perfectly encapsulating the EMPIRE signee’s playful energy, the “Brown Justin Bieber” video gives a detailed look into a wild backyard party extravaganza hosted by Suie himself. The throwdown features colorful confetti, dazzling sparklers, and most importantly, a kiddie pool filled entirely with Hot Cheetos, Suie’s favorite snack. The Bay Area native shows his unadulterated personality in the new video, the first from his new Demons N Angels project.

OUT TODAY for Skope: Picture One’s transcendent new wave/post-punk album, ‘Across The Depths of Seven Lakes’

Across The Depths of Seven Lakes is crisp, cinematic, and surprisingly accessible and poppy, given his previous sonic propensity of leaning into darker instrumental coldwave territory. Barnwell electrifies with hook-laden, heart-pounding analog synth melodies and an equally-incisive deep vocal sound, which draws on his predecessors’ influences while maintaining a unique approach.

Andy Frasco Releases “None Of Those Things” Via Relix

Andy Frasco has released the latest single “None Of Those Things” off of his upcoming LP Keep On Keepin On’. The track premiered on his podcast, his new FB Live Steam Andy Frasco’s World Saving Shitshow as well as exclusively with Relix.

Song Premiere: Andy Frasco “None Of Those Things”

The White Buffalo releases official lyric video for “Faster Than Fire”

About The White Buffalo: “At a show in Sacramento, in the space of five minutes, three people came up to me with life-changing stories. They told me how my music had helped them to deal with the loss of people close to them…”

The White Buffalo is about engagement. The White Buffalo makes people laugh and cry. The White Buffalo is truth and wild imagination working together.

Crisman share their atmospheric self-titled studio debut

While Madeline Dowd’s (she/her) visual artwork playfully relays adult themes through childlike imagery, her band Crisman swaps the acrylics and spray paint for hazily-filtered vocals gently layered over slowcore arrangements to find yet another medium for masking emotional turmoil with innocence.

GoGo Penguin Releases New Single “Kora” – New Album out June 5th

Today, UK instrumental trio GoGo Penguin released “Kora,” the second single from their upcoming self-titled album. GoGoPenguin, the band’s sixth full-length and their third album for Blue Note, has moved back to a June 5 release date.

Steve Aoki Drops Highly-Anticipated Cross-Genre Album “Neon Future IV”

Today, two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/producer and entrepreneur, Steve Aoki, releases his star-studded genre-bending next installment, Neon Future IV, alongside lead feel-good single “I Love My Friends,” featuring Swedish electro-pop DJ duo Icona Pop.

Night Demon Release 7″ Single “Empires Fall”

Today, Night Demon proudly announce the worldwide release of their new single, “Empires Fall” via Century Media Records. It’s been three long years since Ventura, California’s Night Demon unleashed their second studio album, Darkness Remains. In the interim, the trio brought their old-school metal attack to stages around the world with a fierce and indomitable work ethic. Now, Night Demon answer the prayers of their rabid fanbase by unveiling their first new music since April 2017. “Empires Fall” is a hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners track chronicling the demise of the record industry and was mixed by Josh Newell & mastered by Brad Boatright. Punk legends, Lars Fredrickson and Matt Freeman of Rancid, as well as James Paul Luna of
Holy Grail also contributed background vocals to the track.

Old Crow Medicine Show Releases Uplifting Roots Anthem – NASHVILLE RISING

Grammy Award-winning modern roots band Old Crow Medicine Show has released a new track entitled “Nashville Rising” along with an accompanying video. The song drops exactly one month after eight deadly tornados ravaged through the state of Tennessee. Proceeds from the song will directly benefit The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Emergency Response Fund. The video which was exclusively premiered via the band’s hometown paper The Tennessean was edited by filmmaker Julia Golonka and illustrates devastation and dedicated volunteers in action.


When Golden Globe-winning indie music trailblazer Alex Ebert took the stage at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this year, he wanted to flip the script on what a “late night tv performance” could be. He delivered ten-fold with his performance of “Stronger”, that found him donning an oversized suit that turned him into a living green-screen allowing images of outer space, workout videos, and a bar color test screen to be displayed on him.