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Josh Lambert Drops Alternative Rock Single “On and On”

“On and On” also takes some inspiration from the “emo-rap” genre; it’s almost anti-genre — hard to label and impossible not to like. Already praised by outlets like ALT PRESS, KROQ 106.7 FM and more, the track is a clear example of Josh Lambert’s ability to maneuver around music genres with impeccable ease.

Fiona Grey who is back with a new single, Kerosene

LA pop phenom Fiona Grey who is back with a new single, Kerosene. She was named the ‘Best Pop Artist in LA’ by LA Weekly and is back with an edgy and introspective new tune that seems perfectly made for the dark times we’re currently moving through as a society.

New Single BUZZ POP by Elson Complex & Edy Hafler Out Today

Juan Martínez Pérez aka Elson Complex is a finger-style acoustic guitarist. His acoustic guitar tracks are featured in numerous playlists on Spotify, where he currently has 9,500 monthly listeners. BUZZ POP is his first single in collaboration with guitarist Edy Hafler.

William Paul – Track: Where Do We Go from Here?

William Paul is a a french composer questing towards beauty and meaning, while disregarding musical genre’s boundaries.

The Eponymous song of William Paul’s most recent rock album: a powerful and melancholic sound, a song which interrogates our confidence in the plans we set in an inherently chaotic world.

World loses New Orleans musical patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. to coronavirus

The news on April 1 that Ellis Marsalis Jr., 85, had died of COVID-19-related pneumonia opened a river of national tributes for New Orleans’ premier jazz pianist, professor and the patriarch of a musical family with remarkable aesthetic reach.

Government shutdown orders prohibited the pageantry of a jazz funeral, the second line of street dancers parading to brass band melodies. Churches were closed, parading banned. Orleans Parish, which includes the city, ranked in the top 10 U.S. counties for per capita deaths from the coronavirus. Along Rampart Street’s grassy median opposite St. Jude shrine at Our Lady of Guadalupe church, people with rosary beads stood apart, murmuring prayers to the saint for hopeless cases.

Chase Moola – ‘Let’s Get High’

Chase Moola has been heating up with several releases and creating a new sound for Philly. Today he’s back again with “Let’s Get High” it’s a Drill infused sound with a beat switch up that’s sure to have you in tuned. This could could be considered a “smoke drill” record with all the effects the beat provides. With 4/20 approaching this is the perfect record to have fun and smoke too. Be on the look out for a lot more from the Frankford native.

Chase Moola Releases New Single “Let’s Get High”

Playya 1000 & The Deeksta “Corona Laid Me Off” New Single & Movement

Nightbound: Paraguay’s Heavy Metallers Release Official Music Video – Time Is On Your Side

Nightbound is a young Hard n’ Heavy band from Asunción, Paraguay. The band has made a quick a name for themselves in their country. So there is no wonder that Chinese Label Awakening Records, picked up the young band and released their debut EP last year. The band released now their first official video for the song Time Is On Your Side.

Frank Turner and more feature in S. T. Manville’s rendition of ‘We’ll Meet Again’

Midlands singer-songwriter S. T. Manville has enlisted the help of fellow artists Frank Turner, Huntar, Betsy and more for a pared back cover version of Vera Lynn’s classic ‘Well Meet Again’, and an accompanying video of artists and friends singing along.

UB40 ft. Ali and Astro Cover ‘Lean On Me’

They’ve been hard at work in the studio recently and wanted to get the song out for everyone to hear, as Ali Campbell explains: “Astro and I have really felt it was the track that encapsulated everything that’s going on at the moment, we’re all needing to lean on our NHS heroes. We wanted to make our contribution to this great cause; covering this song was the perfect way to show our appreciation.”

Back in 2018 Ali and Astro celebrated the NHS 70th Anniversary as part of the NHS Voices, and now they’re excited to release ‘Lean On Me (NHS Charities Together Single)’ to help raise funds for the NHS during this trying time.

Out Now: MOLI releases dazzling acoustic rendition of new song “So Jealous”

With her newest single “So Jealous” singer-songwriter MOLI opens up about the effects of living in such a digitally consumed era. Her lush synth-pop ballad questions how easy it is to alter our online persona, whilst having to face her own deep-rooted anxieties. Becoming consumed by her own social media newsfeed, MOLI finds someone that causes her mind to run wild, singing, “Her face her lips her curves / She shows a lot a skin / She’s probably insecure / But hiding it within / She gets a lot of likes / most of them are guys / One of them is you / It’s much to my dislike”

Tasha Taps into Painful Past for Healing Resulting in Uplifting Single “Why Not Me”

“No one can escape tragedy and pain,” said Tasha. “I could have been bitter, could have committed suicide and perhaps pointed the finger but instead, I owned up to my actions, unpacked the pain and through my emotions and lyrics have built a warrior who is healing and fighting every day.”

New > Mixcloud adds LIVE streaming feature > purpose built for DJs, artists and audio creators

For many artists, DJs, nightclubs and festivals, live events are often the majority of their income, if not the entirety. As we enter a new COVID-19 reality with music events cancelled around the world, many of these artists and institutions now face an extremely challenging financial situation.

Today Mixcloud are unveiling “Mixcloud LIVE” – the first music focused solution to enable audio creators to live stream, immediately archive the audio (coming soon), and generate income – all via a legal and licensed platform.

Asher Knight – ‘Without Us’ (Official Music Video)

“Without Us” is one of my most vulnerable songs yet. Most of us have someone or a part of ourselves that we feel we can’t live without, and without them we can feel lost and can’t always cope. This song is about finding strength in coming together, whether that’s with another person or that part of ourselves we sometimes can’t reach. Together we can do anything!

ASHS – “Don’t Call Me”

The writing of my new single, “Don’t Call Me,” was a therapeutic experience. It was me being confident enough in my growth to say, “If you change your mind, keep it to yourself.”

I wanted to make the video as bold as the statement. I thought of the most extreme phone call I would never want to get, and ran with that, allowing myself to be a teeny bit vengeful.

LA’s lo-fi stoner psych-pop supergroup The Memories celebrate 4/20

The Memories are a lot of things: prolific, mysterious, heartbreaking, dumb. They’re also kinda like the Wu-Tang Clan; a loose collective of talented artists and songwriters who each bring their own strengths and sensibilities to the table. Aside from their latest 4/20 offering, the band previously shared the album’s whimsical lead single “Second Try” and an awesome dub-heavy cover of Ace of Base’s “The Sign” (sung by Colleen Green).

Eighty Ninety Release “Know Me” Music Video

Eighty Ninety — the musical project of brothers Abner (vocals, production) and Harper (guitar, production) James — released “Know Me” as a single earlier this month. On “Know Me”, Abner’s voice floats over Harper’s earthy blend of banjo and acoustic guitar as the track builds to a vibrant pop chorus, complete with 808s and stacked ethereal harmonies. “The song is about loving someone through life’s darker moment and how that kind of love can bring hope, meaning, and maybe even redemption in the face of tragedy,” the brothers explain of the track.

Carmanah – new single, “Best Interests”

It describes people living in a state of nature deprivation, one person pulling the other out of the city and running with them to the coastline. This song questions overconsumption, with its lust for capitalist greed and concrete.


“Her latest single, ‘From a Window, Big Sur,’ is a wonderfully eclectic blend of minimal piano, clattering atmospherics and Stutt’s mesmerizing voice. The song offers a mirror for our own experiences and asks that we step into that slivery surface to see the motivations and consequences at the root of those memories. Often mysterious and filled with unpredictable impulses, it captures both a sense of emotional hesitancy and release, a feeling of nervous excitemnt at what comes next — even if we’re not sure whether it’s good or bad.

Merry Jane Announces 4/20 Smoke-In with a Live DJ Set by Snoop Dogg

Global media platform MERRY JANE, is proud to announce a livestream DJ set on Instagram @merryjane featuring Snoop Dogg aka DJ Snoopadelic in celebration of 4/20 and the worldwide digital release of Dr. Dre’s seminal debut album The Chronic this Monday, April 20th, at 4:20pm.


Born and raised in the Bronx, 19-year-old Rileyy Lanez pulls no punches with her heart-on-her sleeve R&B music. In May of 2019, she released her original song “I’m Leaving,” which has over 16M streams and 7.5M+ video views. Rileyy is also featured on Lil Tjay’s album track “Post To Be,” and she recently launched her vlog series “LANEZ LIFE” – watch the first episode HERE.

Natalie Jane Hill – Azalea | RIYL: Jean Ritchie, John Fahey

Azalea is Austin-Based folk musician Natalie Jane Hill’s debut record release. A Central-Texas native, Natalie began writing songs once moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2013. While being immersed in the folk and primitive guitar scene, she started creating her own finger picking styles and progressions, adding a contemporary feel to them. From spending some years around the southeast, Natalie’s performances have ranged from farm festivals to eclectic house shows and intimate listening rooms. Her songs are intricately layered with melodious and descriptive thought.

Joan Jett To Perform On Rolling Stone’s “In My Room,”

From her pioneering spirit, to her visionary outlook on being an artist, JOAN JETT continues to inspire people from all walks of life. This coming Friday, April 24, JOAN JETT will bring a special performance to Rolling Stone’s “In My Room” IGTV Music Week, Presented by Gibson. Tune in Friday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. ET on Rolling Stone’s Instagram to watch JOAN’s performance, Here.