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Saddlemen – Track: Talking in the Night

“Talking in the Night” is a tune about opening up to your lover and how scary that can be — especially when you’re getting messed up too often. Ultimately, it’s about throwing caution to the wind and trusting in your love — and that person.

THE STRIDERS Step Forward And ‘Out Of The Blues’

The new album Out Of The Blues is Swedish group The Striders debut record. The four piece band delivers a great mix of hard blues rock, catchy guitar riffs and song melodies with a large portion of dramatic and dynamic music. If you love Led Zeppelin, The Who, Slade, Rival Sons and so on, this is the record for you. You can certainly hear the inspiration of those bands but The Striders songs still have their own unique and fresh sound. You’ll never get bored listening to this record as the songs just keep on growing on you. With pride we present to you from Jönköping, Sweden …The Striders.

Local Al & Mummypowder share video – “Seisot laiturilla”

A cultural adventure between local neighbours that began during the lockdown in Helsinki is set to continue in time for May Day. Poet and spoken word artist Harri Hertell has become a bit of a sensation during the strange times of the corona crisis, and now his poem Seisot laiturilla (“You’re Standing on the Dock”) is being put to music in the form of a love song by Local Al and Mummypowder.


The trap-infused ‘1894’ is a stylistic shift from the soulful ‘Waiting (Demo)’ that preceded it in the series, highlighting Amber’s ability to draw on a range of genres. “This song is 100% Woman Power” says Amber; “I got a little tipsy during quarantine and wrote a song about going out dancing/ to the club as a woman.”

New music: Indie-pop upstarter and producer Brijs releases new single ‘Glitra’ today

‘Glitra’ is Brijs’ first outing as an artist for some time, working predominantly as a composer, you may have heard Brijs’ work on numerous award-winning film and TV projects for the BFI, BBC and Channel 4, as well as commissions for Mario Testino, Rankin, Kurt Geiger and Liu Jo. His talents as a songwriter and producer have also landed him upcoming collaborations with artists including Will Joseph Cook, Girli and Indian Askin.

“Glitra” by Brijs belongs in an art house coming of age movie

CARL LIUNGMAN: ‘BORN’ – First single from the upcoming debut album by the Swedish pianist and composer

COMEDIA is proud to present our first release by the Swedish pianist and composer Carl Liungman. Born is the title track and first single from Liungman’s solo piano debut album Born. This is minimalistic piano music, burgeoning, searching and hopeful, that opens up both the living room and inner room of the listeners heart. Neither major nor minor chords are dominating, transforming the music into a quaint soundscape with the naivety, self-assurance and wonder of a child. Born is piano music devoted to its simplicity and intimacy, as understated as it is energetic, like the melancholy of reflection, in the light of life.

Cameron Hayes releases video for debut single ‘Drown’

After releasing her stunning debut single ‘Drown’ just a few weeks ago, British artist Cameron Hayes is back with the official video and an exclusive live performance of the track.

Video Premiere: Falling Into Drown By Cameron Hayes

Lou Berry (Gracy Hopkins, De La Soul, Jamiroquai) | Shares New Single ‘Mary’s Lies ft. Eylia’

Parisian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Lou Berry is today sharing his new single, ‘Mary’s Lies’ which features the additional vocals of soul/hip-hop artist, Eylia – listen here. Released via the French label, Le Sofa (LYNN, Lossapardo, Gracy Hopkins), ‘Mary’s Lies’ marks Lou Berry’s first release since his tipped 2016 EP, Blue Sky that found him performing alongside the likes of De La Soul and Jamiroquai.

Tycho Jones – “Don’t Be Afraid”

Anxiety can be a bitch at the best of times, but London newcomer Tycho Jones has created the perfect song to himself for everyone titled “Don’t Be Afraid.” It’s a song that brings you back straight to where you need to be, when the world seems like a tough place. It’s both poetic & straight talking.

Glaswegian glam-punk band Walt Disco release new single “Cut Your Hair”

Glasgow based band Walt Disco are today sharing their new single ‘Cut Your Hair’. Championing self expression and free speech, the new single is a glorious invitation into Walt Disco’s world.

Led by their charismatic singer James Power, the 6 piece is completed by keys player Dave Morgan, bassist Finlay McCarthy, guitarists Lewis Carmichael and Charlie Lock, and drummer Jack Martin.


“Ignite the Sky” has some pretty heavy songs, but at the same time there’s plenty of melodic stuff, harmonies and big choruses. I like to call this album ‘Dark AOR’, haha! We managed to blend everything we love about music, to be honest. But one thing is for sure, we’ve never felt such a strong connection with the songs before,” says singer Vicky White of the upcoming album.

SKIA releases glistening new effort ‘Not Anymore’

Conjuring up a growing collection of audacious fjord-beat bangers, Norwegian innovator SKIA makes her next move, sharing glistening new cut ‘Not Anymore’ and announcing the arrival of debut EP ‘Apricot’, out 1st May via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Nature TV).

Deerhoof Announce Bandcamp Exclusive LP ‘Surprise Symphonies’ Out This Friday

Deerhoof today announced that the rarities and b-sides album Surprise Symphonies—originally a cassette-only release included in the band’s sold-out Children of Hoof Music Library 25th Anniversary Cassette Box Set—will be released digitally for the first time on Friday, May 1st as a Bandcamp exclusive, coinciding with Bandcamp’s 24-hour waiver of its revenue share as a means of supporting musicians during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sneaks is back with new song “Mars in Virgo”

Hot off the heels of her 2019 album Highway Hypnosis, which saw praise from the NY Times, NPR, and Exclaim!, Sneaks (aka Eva Moolchan) is back today with new song “Mars in Virgo.” Add it to your own “Mars in Virgo perfection” playlist today!

Tenille Townes’ debut album “The Lemonade Stand” out June 26

“Tenille Townes is the future. Get on board now.”—Music Row

Emerging singer, songwriter and musician Tenille Townes will release her highly anticipated debut album, The Lemonade Stand, June 26 via Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records.

Of the release, Townes shares, “The Lemonade Stand is a collection of songs that mean so much to me and are the way I see the world in this season of my life right now. I want this music to be like a gathering place, where people can come and be filled up. I hope this record reminds people of who they are, that they are not alone, and reminds them of their dreams. This record is the dream that I had when I was a seven-year-old kid singing along in the backseat of the car. She would really be freaking out right now.”

New Fries Announce New Album Is The Idea Of Us / Share New Video and Single “Ploce”

New Fries has never been interested in being a band. Yet, the Toronto-based experimental No-Wave inspired band have become one of the best kept secrets in the city, with New Fries gaining legendary status for their unconventional, ever-changing sound, and their rapturous live show. Is The Idea Of Us, out August 7th on Telephone Explosion is the band’s first new material since 2016’s More, which saw the band team up with Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh. Today, to announce their new LP, they are sharing the single “Ploce”, and you can stream the animated video from Amy Lockhart below.

Billboard Premieres Sawyer Fredericks’ New Album, Flowers For You, Available on May 1, 2020

As with his last album, Hide Your Ghost, Fredericks wrote all the songs on this album, but FFY includes two co-writes, one written with his band. “The goal of this album for me was I wanted to feature the band more,” Fredericks tells Gary Graff of Billboard. “This time I wanted to get more rock tunes out there and show some of my blues roots. It conveys a little more how we perform when we’re live. We have a lot of rockin’ tunes when we’re live.”