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Sleep In. “Radiation” Single

South Jersey sweethearts, Sleep In., are back with a brand new single and music video. Last year Sleep In. released their Know Hope Records debut, The Stars on Your Ceiling, which found the band combining their love for 90’s alternative with mid-west emo. Their new single, “Radiation” , takes its time to wash over the listener with lush guitars, beautiful harmonies, and banjo picking for good measure. You can stream/download “Radiation” for pay what you want on their Bandcamp.

bod [包家巷] debuts 37-track album Music for Self Esteem on YEAR0001

Chinese-American producer and artist bod [包家巷] debuts their new album, Music for Self Esteem, today on YEAR0001.

Collected over three years, the thirty-seven track project is a multisensory experience that features a myriad of musical styles, poetry for each track, visual art and performance—discover/share –

Of the project, bod refers to it as, “a world-building exercise from an alienated yet observant perspective on unrestrained fields of reasearch.”


Rising producer pluko has teamed up with Australian vocalist Panama for a lush indie electronic single, “higher.” Using glistening synth-work and a steady, rhythmic drum beat, pluko lays down a blissful musical bed for Panama’s harmonious vocals as the track builds towards moments of true euphoria.


Boy In Space (aka Robin Lundbäck) has released a poignant reimagining of Alphaville’s 1984 anti-war anthem “Forever Young” – Listen HERE.

“This is one of my favorite songs of all time,” Boy In Space explains “It was written in such a crazy time for the world as a way to remind people to live in the moment and live life to the fullest. They were dealing with the threat of nuclear bombs, today we are all dealing with a global pandemic. The song has a message that is timeless for all generations and I’m proud to join the ever-growing list of talented artists who have covered it.”

New > Jarreau Vandal ft. Kojey Radical & Gaidaa > ‘Nothing Nice’ > listen here

With over 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and a host of energetic DJ sets performed across the world, Amsterdam based producer and DJ Jarreau Vandal has been meticulously honing his sound beyond his home-city of Amsterdam. Today he links up with East London Rapper Kojey Radical and rising Dutch-Sudanese artist Gaidaa on ‘Nothing Nice’, the lead single from Jarreau Vandal’s upcoming EP ‘Suburb Superhero: The Villain Within’, released 19th June on Hear This Records.


Doktor is laying the foundations to blow up big this summer. The London-based, Jamaican-born artist’s previous track ‘Flex ‘n’ Bounce’ earned Radio 1 airplay from Toddla T and a playlist and Reprezent, while DUMMY premiered its official video. They’re the latest additions to the Doktor’s growing list of supporters and collaborators, who have also included DJ Target, Jamie Rodigan, Seani B, Chase & Status and Tyga.


Following up on his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Look Back’ released last year, Nashville-based artist Jordan Lindley is back with a folk love song entitled ‘Bummed’. Written by Jordan himself and produced by Austin Bianco, the song is a folk gem filled with authenticity that gives us an opportunity to discover another side of the songwriter’s work.

Inspired by artists such as Bob Dylan, John Prine and Andy Hull, Jordan Lindley perfectly showcases his well-crafted indie folk sound. With ‘Bummed’, he is taking us on a nostalgia journey through life and its lessons, the ups & downs to, ultimately, help us find the right balance between loss & hope.

Daze of June ready with brand new single ‘Black-Eyed’

DAZE OF JUNE have already, in their very short lifespan, brought themselves a lot of attention. Merging their aggressive edge with effective and huge melodic fragments, the quartet brings you solid metalcore with hooks and choruses of international caliber. Today, the band presents their brand new first single ‘Black-Eyed’, from the upcoming sophomore album:


Last year saw him become the quickest Scottish artist to sell-out his debut show at the city’s renowned King Tuts venue, and his live performances quickly attracted a growing following. He has toured arenas as guest to both Liam Gallagher and Gerry Cinnamon, and also sold-out his first headline tour of England. He started 2020 by being highlighted in a Take The Stage session and interview from the menswear brand Scotts, who tipped him as “Scotland’s hottest new music act.”

TOMMY ASHBY releases new single ‘One Word’ – 01.05.20

Today, Scottish singer-songwriter Tommy Ashby, releases his enchanting new single ‘One Word’ via Wow and Flutter Records. Produced by double Grammy Award winning producer Sam Okell, ‘One Word’ is the first single to be released from Tommy’s fourth EP scheduled for release Summer 2020.

Miller Blue releases heartfelt new single ‘Sunflower’

Following on from his infectious track ‘Us’, London-based artist Miller Blue returns with stunning new single ‘Sunflower’, out today.

A downbeat melancholic offering that combines Miller’s effortless vocals with poignant lyricism and sparse instrumentation, ‘Sunflower’ is a track delivered straight from the heart. It follows similarly heartfelt single ‘Us’, with both set to feature on his forthcoming Sunflower EP.

New > Commodo announces new EP ‘Loan Shark’ on Black Acre > Listen to the title-track here

Commodo returns to Black Acre for the first time in over two years with surprise new three-track EP, ‘Loan Shark’.

Slated for release on May 22, ‘Loan Shark’ will land as his third release with the label, following 2018 standout ‘Dyrge’ and 2016’s blistering debut album, ‘How What Time’.

“Love To Cope” – Robert Gugliuzza

A song that should be heard through out the world “Love to Cope” –

As I watched the video it became obvious that I needed to help this artist get this song to everyone, right now the world needs lots of love, “Love To Cope”. – James Sanderford

Grace Savage shares brand new single ‘The Thing’

Another deeply personal electronic pop track, ‘The Thing’ is underpinned by warm, synth-led production that puts Grace’s sensual vocals at the forefront. Shot entirely on Grace’s iPhone before lockdown, accompanying music video is a personal affair that sees her release emotions for all to see. ‘The Thing’ follows psychedelic offering ‘Falls The Heart’, which received support from BBC Introducing, who crowned the single their ‘Upload of the Week’ in Cornwall and Devon. Both tracks set to feature on Grace’s forthcoming Instinct EP, out 5th June.


HOPE. Just that one word is all the world really needs right now. And what better way to spread that message than through the wonderful language that’s music. Blood Brothers are a young indie band from India who’ve set out to get their message heard loud and clear with their latest offering, ‘Hope’. The band wanted their music to actually give people hope. It is for this reason that they’ve decided that whatever revenue they generate from the song, the will donate the double of that to the COVID relief fund.

Misanthropic Rituals set release date for their 2nd full-length album “A Path Through Absent Places”

US Black Metal band, Misanthropic Rituals, announces the release of their second full-length album “A Path Through Absent Places”, a follow up of the 2017 debut “Human Dirt”. The album is set to be released on May 25th, 2020!

Thee MVPs share new single ‘A Song For Councillor’

Today, Leeds’ Thee MVPs have shared their new single ‘A Song For Councillor’. The single is the second to be taken from their debut LP ‘Science Fiction’ (out 29th May via Eeasy Records), following the release of the incendiary album opener ‘Ship Episode/Planet Episode’.


The Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum artist Lukas Graham shares his new track ‘Love Songs’, which is out now via Warner Records. The song is accompanied by a Myspace-themed lyric video featuring personal photos from Lukas’ old profile.


Today 1st May, New Zealand electronic producer Race Banyon (aka Eddie Johnston) returns with ‘we need it’, the first single to be lifted from his upcoming new EP, set for release on 7th July.

The Scruff release brand new single ‘Vultures’

Bedford trio The Scruff return with their brand new single ‘Vultures’. The song tears out of the blocks with an infectious bounce and swagger as it snarls at hysterical scaremongering newsfeeds and the damaging effects social media has on people’s mental health.

Neo Soul singer Jerome Thomas joins Telemachus on new single, Greed

South London avant-garde producer Telemachus collaborates with Neo-soul singer Jerome Thomas on new single ‘Greed’, taken from his forthcoming album, ‘Boring & Weird Historical Music’. The skittering jazz drums, dystopian synths and silky vocals produce an unusually soulful brew – while the lyrics and visuals transport the listener on a journey through the natural world and the destruction that we bring to it.

RAVENSCRY Release ‘The Gatekeeper’ Lyric Video & Single

RAVENSCRY say: “The Gatekeeper is a song rich in tight rhythms and changes of atmosphere, giving voice to all the emotional charge that can be found in the desire for personal revenge. The ideas for this song came up from our new guitarist Federico Schiavoni and this is the very first song he wrote with us: without giving up the melodic mood of Ravenscry, Fede managed to represent in music the anger against a society that tends to diminish our talents. We think this song can give a good boost to motivating energy!”

WEISS drops retro-tinged new single ‘First Sight’

An infectious 80s-infused house cut, ‘First Sight’ brings new life to retro-tinged synths, delivering a sound that’s simultaneously nostalgic and fresh-sounding. It acts as the first installment of a multi-track story exploring themes of creative expression, unity, love, and positivity inspired by memories and impressions of formative raving years with good friends, new friends and strangers alike.