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Afrobeats superstar DAVIDO unveils a stunning companion video to the stand-out track “D&G” taken from his acclaimed sophomore album A Good Time. “D&G” features Atlanta R&B star SUMMER WALKER who also appears in the visual alongside London on Da Track who also co-produced the record with Nigerian producer Kiddominant.

Melbourne Songstress Julia Lostrom Releases Dreamy Cinematic Visuals For Her Latest Track ‘Walls’

Melbourne songstress Julia Lostrom drops dreamy visuals to accompany the anticipated release of her charming new track ‘Walls’, a song about the challenge of feeling an instant connection with someone you’ve met, but struggling to go any deeper as they won’t let their barriers down.

Kristian Bush re-issues debut solo album ‘Southern Gravity’ with 7 new songs

For the last few decades, audiences have been amazed by the different facets of music veteran Kristian Bush. He kicked things off in the folk duo Billy Pilgrim with Andrew Hyra, then took the country music scene by storm as half of the multi-platinum selling country duo Sugarland with Jennifer Nettles and most recently joined the rock trio Dark Water along with brother Brandon Bush and Benji Shanks. Five years ago this month, Kristian also debuted music as a solo artist with his critically-acclaimed album Southern Gravity featuring the hit single “Trailer Hitch.”

Harvey Causon – ‘Half Hour Verve’

Following on from ‘Fourth Wall’ and ‘Blind Eye’, ‘Half Hour Verve’ showcases Harvey’s ability to shape and mould warm electronic influences with piano based melodies. Having been on the alternative Bristol music scene for a few years, singer/ songwriter / producer Harvey has become a sought-after singer and multi-instrumentalist with a steady flow of exceptional releases including ‘London Stock’ (supported in Annie Mac’s ‘New Name’ slot on Radio 1) and ‘Worn You’, plus last year’s ‘Artifice’ which highlights Harvey’s delectable vocal as the soundscapes shift in interesting ways throughout.

GIMME RADIO: April 24th Metal Chart Posted

Each week GIMME RADIO will publish its GIMME METAL chart listing the top 40 tracks played on the station for the week. Already the best metal discovery service online, the GIMME METAL chart is a powerful tool for listeners, labels, and artists for staying up to date on the best new metal released by established greats and up-and-coming underdogs, all handpicked by GIMME’s knowledgeable DJ roster and editorial team.

Gimme Metal Top 40 Chart


Additionally, Bantu was recently featured alongside Nicki Minaj and Anuel Aa in the track “Familia” which was included in the animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The track currently has over 74 million streams on Spotify. Prior to this, he released tracks including “Just a Little,” which was featured in the Netflix hit series On My Block​, and on Apple’s Breaking Pop and Global Pop playlists.

VHS Drops New Single ‘Cuckoo’ Today with Americano Label

The fast rising hip hop group Village Hate Society (VHS) has released their newest single “Cuckoo” today with tastemaker Americano Label.

“Cuckoo is a song about feeling like you’re going crazy, or feeling like everyone else is going crazy around you instead, however you want to look at it,” comments VHS.


Austin world folk fusion group, Ley Line, is proud to announce their new single “Slow Down” set for release on April 24, 2020. The new release follows the band’s 2019 breakout single “Oxum,” which catapulted the band as KUTX’s “Artist of the Month” and was a highlight during their Austin City Limits Music Festival set captured in this stunning video. “Oxum” was also placed on predominant Spotify playlists including “Vibra Tropical” and “Novedades Viernes MX” boosting the song to over 225,000 plays to date. The momentum continued with Ley Line winning a grant from the prestigious Black Fret organization.


Shira Elias announces debut solo EP ‘GOODS’ & shares 1st single “NAH”

Funky, upbeat and bold anthem “NAH” has arrived from Shira Elias’ debut EP, GOODS. Best known as part of Brooklyn-based 9-piece funk band, Turkuaz, Elias is now venturing into a creative space all her own—one filled with honesty, self-discovery and growth. “NAH” is the first single to be released from Elias’ debut EP, which drops May 29th, 2020.

Bad Suns Release New Song “I’m Not Having Any Fun”

“’I’m Not Having Any Fun’ came to life in the spring of 2018, during one of our afternoon jam sessions in the living room of the house we all lived in together while writing the Mystic Truth album,” explains vocalist Christo Bowman. “I wanted to inject humor into the lyrics, as the song weaves through the story of a relationship gone awry in the internet age. We ultimately decided to hang onto this one for later, as it didn’t quite match the tone of the rest of the album, and I’m glad we did because now feels like the right time for it to have its day in the sun, even if that sunlight’s just coming through the window.”


“Melii brought the perfect vibe to ‘Crush.’ The collab is a dream to me and I’m excited for people to finally see the video. I have a new EP I’m working on, that’ll give people an idea of who this kid from Albany is. And this felt like the best place to start.” – Souly Had

“Happy to be able to work with Souly Had. ‘Crush’ feels like a summer time BBQ vibe and it’s something fun for the fans to enjoy.” – Melii

LAKESHORE Release Official Music Video for “HISTORY”

LAKESHORE has released their video for single “History.” The song was the first single off of their debut EP titled 41.

“The song “History” is our first single as a band, it was always a song that resonated deeply with us. So during this quarantine period we wanted to re-imagine it in a cool and fun way that still captures the deep emotion within the song” says Ben Lionetti.


Grammy-nominated Toronto native Colombian Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez shares a new video from her debut album Before Love Came To Kill Us, out now via FMLY / Island. Directed by Peter Huang, “SAME SIDE”, is a vivid and cathartic revenge anthem surrounding the frustrations and anger that stem from infidelity. The video serves as the prequel to the video for the Patsy Cline influenced “Crazy” and features Jessie anxiously waiting to seek vengeance on her previous lover following a heartbreaking relationship.

WOODKID: New Single and Video “Goliath” Out Now

French artist WOODKID is coming back in 2020 with his long awaited sophomore album!

7 years after his highly acclaimed first album THE GOLDEN AGE (800K sold worldwide, Platinum certified in both France and Germany, 200 shows around the world, 2 Grammy nominations and one French music academy award to only name a few), WOODKID returns with a brand new track “Goliath” out TODAY, April 24th.

(0) – Releases Impactful Music Video for “Sortfugl”

To coincide with today’s album release date, Danish progressive black metal enigma (0) has just released their newest single, “Sortfugl”, accompanied by a music video inspired by overcoming isolation. The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the music scene and artists around the world, so (0) was inspired to send a message to all who are united by the same circumstances with their new video.

Duck Sauce debuts “I Don’t Mind”

Warmer weather brings the duck migration closer, and as the Atlantic gusts reach our shores, we can spot A-Trak and Armand Van Helden mid-flight with their new song “I Don’t Mind”—

Duck Sauce debuts “I Don’t Mind”

Rory Taillon shares intimate, stripped-back new single, “Float” – out today!

Ottawa-based singer/songwriter Rory Taillon is a road warrior, touring across the country and back again. He has the soul of the East coast but the sound of the West in his songs with a voice to match the majesty of the Rockies. Originally from Port Perry in the GTA, his new home allows him to capitalise on the touring opportunities available, crisscrossing the country. Rory Taillon is not just an entertainer, he is a performer. He is a classically trained singer, a multi-instrumentalist and vocally can turn his hand to a variety of genres.


Award-winning rapper, Nasty C, announced today that he will be inviting fans into his home to experience an intimate YouTube Stay Home #WithMe concert premiere on Monday, April 27.

The ‘Zulu Man With Some Power’ recently signed an exclusive contract with Def Jam Recordings through a joint venture with Universal Music Africa. Nasty C has been riding the airwaves with his new single “There They Go” across the world.


Posting up nearly a million streams within a week and attracting widespread tastemaker praise, acclaimed Los Angeles singer, songwriter, and artist India Shawn unveils the music video for her buzzing single “NOT TOO DEEP” [feat. 6LACK] directed by Charleene Al-chamaa and animated by Robin Eisenger.


Multi-faceted artist, composer and experimental producer Wuh Oh has unveiled his brand new single ‘Zita’. The atmospheric track shows off Wuh Oh’s versatility as a producer taking you on a genre-bending journey from middle eastern melodies to gospel inspired crescendos.

Wande Unveils Second Single “Be The Light” Leading Up to EP Debut This Week

Wade’s second single from the project “Be The Light” was recently added to ESPN’s WNBA 2020 Draft Promotion and is yet another accolade to add to the breakout artist’s name, as her song “Blessed Up” was featured in Lena Waithe’s BET Production “Twenties”, her single “IN LUV” was heard on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop, in addition to her tracks “No Cap”, “No Ceilings” and “Happy” earning features as ESPN’s Music of the Month in November 2019 and April 2020. Wande also collaborated with Hot CHR #1 Recording artist Courtnie Ramirez for the remix of her “Perfectly Love” which helped catapult the original single to the #1 spot.

Alex Sparrow – “Let’s Stay Home Tonight”

ALEX SPARROW releases uplifting song “LET’S STAY HOME TONIGHT” to help people battle boredom when quarantined.

“The essence of this song is that you don’t need to be out and about, chase the next rush and make big plans – it’s about living in the moment and apprecate what you have. I wrote this song a while back and have thought about the right timing of when to release it. “And if not now, then when?”


Known for creating hard-hitting, melody-drenched songs inspired by the likes of Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Black Veil Brides and classic-era Of Mice & Men, the new track is the first in a series of new recordings from the group and the follow up to the band’s previous single, “Wolves.”


Hotly-tipped foursome, Nasty Cherry, return with their first new song of 2020. “Shoulda Known Better,” released today, is lifted from their new EP, set for release via Charli XCX’s Vroom Vroom Recordings this summer. The song arrives accompanied by an official video, animated by fellow musician and multi-disciplinary artist, Du Blonde –

Lolo Zouaï new track ‘It’s My Fault’

Lolo Zouaï is releasing her first new music of 2020 today with the single “It’s My Fault”, a creeping ballad about taking the blame for fleeting romance. It’s been a year since the Bay Area artist / producer released her debut album High Highs to Low Lows, which has now garnered over 60M streams worldwide and sell-out shows across 14 different countries. Earlier this year, the singer-songwriter released music videos for album highlights “Moi + Look at Us”, self-styled and showcasing Lolo’s keen eye for fashion, and “Desert Rose”, an homage to Lolo’s French-Algerian roots.

Andy Shauf Shares Amazon Original Single “You Slipped Away”

“Shauf is growing increasingly masterful at casting a spotlight on tiny moments that tend to get overlooked in stories about relationships.” – Pitchfork

“A gifted singer-songwriter. More than that, a gifted storyteller.” – NPR Music

“Shauf’s songwriting deeply embeds listeners in the painful oscillations between good times and terrible ones, between vindication and humiliation. The songs on ‘The Neon Skyline’ make us blush, feel shame, or even get angry when he does.” – No Depression

Magno Garcia x Retrospec Release Underground Gospel Rap LP “Like A Thief In The Night” LP

Magno García is a unique MC ready to show the world the man he represents in life. Hailing from Chelsea MA, he experiments with different levels of music and subject matter. After putting it down for years and being written up in HipHopdx.com, PremierWuzHere.com, Insomniac Magazine, and many other blogs, Magno stands at the gate ready for the next climb.

Mae Krell releases emotional stripped version of newest single, “garden”

Stripped down to only vocals and guitar; the same way it was written in a rural Connecticut hospital room three years prior, “garden – stripped” really encompasses the emotions that the track is really about. Recorded by Lakis Pavlou (of Drowners) at an east village home studio, “garden” tells the story of leaving a negative person or behavior in the past, the fear that comes with not trusting yourself to be okay on your own, and the type of growth that only comes with time.

Chatham County Line’s ‘Strange Fascination’ Out Today

In celebration of the release, the band released the video for “Station to Station” (featuring Animal on drums), which No Depression notes “is a classic ramblin’ man song,” and further remarks, “They knew we needed this music now, and they unwittingly gave us what could perhaps be a theme song for these times in closing track “Nothing.”

Magnus share album stream of ‘Detachment’ on Jammerzine, out tomorrow!

“Detachment” came together in a completely haphazard way. After stumbling over an essential bass groove, the band plugged it into their recording kit and made the rest of it up as they went along. Running themes for the song were inspired by a combination of the bleak aggression, stabbing guitars and call to arms U2’s “Bullet in the Sky” boasts juxtaposed with the story of a man dismissing everything to lead an empty life.

Shawn Wasabi Releases Punchy Pop Single “LEMONS” on Facet/Warner Records

Following his aptly-timed release of “ANIMAL CROSSING” last month, Shawn Wasabi returns to his flavorful roots with the bittersweet single, “LEMONS.” Featuring vocals from emerging singer-songwriter kennedi, the track is equal parts infectious pop and arcade-influenced electronic, a sonic equation that Shawn has perfected. Counting fans like Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Macklemore, “LEMONS” is another testament to Shawn’s unrivaled ability to produce an instant hit.

NYC-based psych rockers, Lovechild, releases 70s-inspired tune, “Love Me All Up”

New York City-based psych-rock band, Lovechild, has a seamless way of taking listeners back to the 70s with an authentic modern flair, and their newest single, “Love Me All Up,” is no exception. When COVID-19 sidetracked the band’s plans to tour the the southeast en route to SXSW, they did what they do best—made the most of what they had, and the uptempo rock tune emerged.


Rising Los Angeles-based R&B artist Steven G. releases the video for his arresting single “Handcuffs,” which is directed by Richy Films. The track is produced by 15Hunnit Boy of the hit-making collective 1500 or Nothin’ (Jay Z, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake), and is proving it is on its way to becoming a smash hit, garnering over 2.4 million streams on Soundcloud and over 3 million streams and climbing between Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.