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The single Well Well Well is about living life in the fast lane, and embraces the feeling of not fitting in. Sometimes a lifestyle of extravagance could be due to not having a pause button.

Voodoo Mansion create their own distinct hybrid of rock’n’roll, compatible with the dance floor. The Stockholm quartet’s members come from varied backgrounds, but unite around the idea creating riffing rock that makes the dance floor move.

Shearer from Berlin are back with a new single and video

It’s been many years ago since the Alternative Rock Band Shearer from Berlin released new music. The current beginning of the end of the world was reason enough for them to stop procrastinating and once again focus on doing what they do best: writing songs about the human society.


Pop-rockers Lawson enjoyed a phenomenal breakthrough, releasing five Top 10 singles and the Gold-certified debut album ‘Chapman Square’ as well as playing shows with pop icons Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Take That. Now the boys are back with their new single ‘Lovers’, their first new music in four years.


She first came to attention with two features on the ‘Behind Every Great City’ EP from NEXXT STEP, which earned radio support from Julie Adenuga at Beats 1 .The initiative was launched by Sian Anderson to help develop women of colour in the music industry and was backed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Summer subsequently released her debut EP ‘Summary’, which gained support from Jess Iszatt at BBC Introducing London, 1Xtra, Rinse FM and Reprezent.


Molly Hammar, the Swedish chart-topping RnB sensation hailing from Stockholm, will release her dramatic RnB pop song ‘Alone’ on April 17th via Cosmos Music. Co-written with platinum selling UK artist Elle Eyre and produced by internationally acclaimed producer Hank Solo (ALMA, Lil Peep). ‘Alone’ is now the first single to be released from Molly’s hotly anticipated second EP to be release autumn 2020.

The Dead Daisies Break The Silence With “Unbroken” — LISTEN!

With tours and releases around the world being postponed due to current global issues, the band felt that with such an amazing album waiting in the wings, it needed to get some new music out.


In the space of just a handful of tracks, Brother Leo has expressed a flair for his multifaceted pop. Organically mixing electronic and live elements in previous tracks including ‘Strangers on an Island’, which was produced by Fat Boy Slim, his songs radiate with soul, drama and an alluring sense of positivity. While the productions are contemporary, the power of Brother Leo’s voice and songwriting is timeless. Yet Brother Leo’s life-affirming sonics often explore turbulent emotions, providing a ray of light for people struggling with similar problems.


Rising Star Tate McRae releases a brand new track “you broke me first” today via RCA Records/Ministry of Sound (listen here). The hard-hitting ballad is her most personal to date and takes Tate’s songwriting to the next level. “you broke me first” will be featured on her upcoming yet-to-be titled EP that will be released later this year.

Oliver Heldens Releases New Single ‘Details’

Global house music pioneer ​Oliver Heldens is back with his third new single of the year, unleashing ​’Details’ featuring acclaimed British singer ​Boy Matthews. The new radio-ready track sees ​Heldens return to ​Ministry of Sound after dropping a handful of club tracks on his beloved label ​Heldeep Records​.


Lucy May Walker is steadily building a reputation that looks poised for bigger things ahead. Her debut EP ‘Heartbreak Songs’ hit #3 on iTunes’ singer/songwriter chart, while early tracks including ‘Safety Net’ have also helped to earn airplay atBBC Introducing and Radio 2. Now the young folk-pop artist takes another substantial leap forward by sharing her new single ‘Bad Day’.

Footsie & CASISDEAD drop new single ‘Restless Jack’ on Studio 55

During the turmoil of the last few weeks, Superproducer and MC, Footsie announced his forthcoming debut solo album No Favours, due out via his imprint, Studio 55 on 22nd May. During times of such uncertainty, music has remained a prominent fixture in everyone’s lives and Footsie will continue to release despite the circumstances. The next single from the album ‘Restless Jack’, features CASISDEAD and is a hard-bodied collaboration between two of the scenes most admired, this time, Footsie on production.

NEW SINGLE – Callum Beattie Shares Enthralling Track ‘Ghosts In The Dark’, Out Now

On ‘Ghosts In The Dark’, Callum explains: “I used to play around the pubs in Scotland most days of the week. In that time, I got to know a lot of people who all had their own problems. That look of loneliness and the feeling of being lost is something I could relate with them at that time. I was drinking a lot and would find myself compressing my emotions through alcohol. That was something me and some of the regular customers had in common every night. I went home on one of those nights and wrote this song about myself and all of the people I met. It’s a song that feed on feelings of loneliness and being lost.”

Marlin’s Dreaming debut dark new single “Alike” at American Songwriter

New Zealand indie outfit Marlin’s Dreaming released their third single, “Alike” for their forthcoming album, Quotidian released next week, April 24. The video premiered exclusively with American Songwriter who comment: “Set to a dreamy landscape of floating melodies and upbeat, jangling riffs, “Alike” taps into the light and dark side of this person’s mind. It’s an indie pop melody of split personality.”

Marlin’s Dreaming Hear Different Voices on “Alike”


The challenges and turmoil’s of heartbreak has been Graham’s prime inspiration in recent years. Yet with ‘Don’t Change’, Graham channels that sorrow to express an uplifting message of encouragement to others who are going through similarly troubled times. Spanning a velvety, soulful croon to a striking falsetto, the sheer range of Graham’s vocal gift immediately makes an impression. It’s the perfect adornment to the song’s hybrid of modern pop focus and timeless retro-soul.

OUT TODAY | FLTY BRGR GRL release new single “Slowdance”

Inspired by 60s style and music, love and (obviously) burgers, Beatrix and Sarah make up FLTY BRGR GRL – an Oslo based duo here to bring you garage pop songs about unrequited love. “Slowdance” is their newest track and it’s here to replace “Earth Angel” in your Back To The Future Under the Sea dance first kiss dreams.

Duke Dumont Unveils Debut Album DUALITY

Channeling his years of experience into a cohesive record that epitomises his core beliefs, DUALITY is an honest, cathartic expression of Duke’s desire to embody the mentality of a true artist, liberated from genre specifics and scored with his own sonic fingerprint.

RAVENSCRY Release ‘The Entertainer’ Lyric Video And Single

RAVENSCRY say: ‘In our new single “The Entertainer” you can feel the trademark of the typical Ravenscry sound: a mix of energy and grit with melody and melancholy. This song involves a big contribution of our friend and former member Paul Raimondi: he still collaborates with us in the songwriting process both for music and lyrics. The topic is inspired from the life of all those artists who are so good in entertaining people with jokes and funny stories, but at the same time are struggling and fighting with their inner demons. We think that sometimes those kind of people are a reflection of the entire society: how many times and why we smile and laugh hiding our deepest feelings? We often ask ourselves this question and we would like to leave it also to our listeners. Maybe they could give us some interesting answers!’

James Doman collaborates with Lil Eddie on new single ‘This Time’

Canadian artist James Doman returns to mark his first release of the new decade with ‘This Time’, a collaborative single featuring R&B singer-songwriter Lil Eddie, out 17th April.

Tiësto and Becky Hill Drop New Single ‘Nothing Really Matters’

Today Grammy-winning, platinum-certified international icon Tiësto releases ‘Nothing Really Matters’, his new single written with and vocal by UK powerhouse Becky Hill. This pop anthem with big dancefloor energy is sure to fill up the hearts and home quarantine parties around the world!

Smoke and Shadows take fans back to the days when metal was raw and unapologetic

Tim Alan leads Smoke and Shadows as not only the lead guitarist but as the mastermind behind their current triad as he holds the pen as their primary songwriter. Alongside him are Tammy Chaplin (bass), Dave Svaboda (drums), and Dan Reightly (vocals). Together they have been influenced by everyone from KISS to Alice Cooper.

CRYPTEX Release Lyric Video For New Single “Two Horned Crown”

It’s a well-known fact that the music is at its most powerful when it arouses our curiosity instead of simply providing us with prefabricated answers. When it caresses our soul rather than just rousing our intellect. When it boldly embraces revelations unapologetically and is not afraid to dig deep instead of anxiously scratching the surface. CRYPTEX combines all these qualities on Once Upon A Time.

Jason Mraz Announces Reggae Infused Album & Releases Title Track

“I never imagined a year ago when I wrote this album how timely its message would be,” said Mraz. “Regardless of a pandemic, people around the globe need constant hope. Period. I believe that can be self-generated by seeing good in everything, especially in the midst of tragedy and fear. I’ve always been an optimist in my life and in my music, and my hope with this album is that it inspires others to look at these dark times and witness the good that human beings are doing for their families and for each other. To look for the good is to practice gratitude. For me, I am grateful for the technologies that allow me to record and share my musical thoughts and grateful to the ears and hearts that feel them.”

Jason Mraz Announces ‘Look For The Good’ Studio Album & Shares Title Track