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Liquid Ltd returns with feel good jam ‘That Feeling’

In these peculiar times, Stephen “Liquid” Hawley has created a light spirited feel good vibe on his latest single. Nestling perfectly between sadboi hip hop like Powfu’s ‘Deathbed’ alongside a noughties Kid Rock’s ‘All Summer Long’, from the first note of ‘That Feeling’, the emotion is set with a crazy smooth flowing, sun drenched summer sensation that carries an infectious melody over slow riding beats accompanied by worlitzer keys and splashes of guitar that seamlessly dance and groove to Liquid’s floetry. The song takes us to a place we all long to escape to, with an island vibe and catchy hook where Liquid sings; “So, round and round we go, where we stop, nobody knows. I got That Feeling.”

Coldabank drops ‘Chilled Mix’ of single ‘Afterlife’…

The ‘Chilled Mix’ of ‘Afterlife’ does exactly what it says on the tin: a pitched-down, smoother version that loses none of the infectious energy of the original. It follows the bumping house remix of the track that was recently dropped by Glasgow duo Illyus & Barrientos, while the original received support from the likes of Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1, where it was named Mistajam’s ‘Self Certified Selection’.

Glaswegian glam-punks Walt Disco release video for “Cut Your Hair”

Directed and filmed by Walt Disco themselves, the clip was filmed in isolation in the Glasgow flat they share. The tongue-in-cheek video features the band in a variety of settings in and around their home; featuring a synchronised dance in the back garden (the dance moves already a longstanding landmark moment in the band’s live se), guitar solos performed on top of a bed, and risqué leg shaves in the shower.

RAVENSCRY Launch ‘Binary’ Lyric Video & Single

RAVENSCRY say: “Binary” has the thrashiest riff of the album, with a bit of djent elements and a very enchanting chorus. It’s a song that represents our will to put together different influences and, at the same time, enhance each one of them to reinforce the message we want to convey. From this standpoint, “Binary” describes the game we have to play every day with our mind and ego: it’s a research of our true identity, trying to get off all the masks we wear to be like someone else or feel accepted by society. In these times, thousands of eyes are upon us, judging our life and creating a false image of ourselves, but sometimes this deception brings to a sort of inner mind revolution: so we change our perspective and listen to our real voice, the one that whispers beyond the human ego.

Hannah Grace releases new single ‘How True Is Your Love’

Hannah Grace has released her brand new single ‘How True Is Your Love’ via Never Fade Records.

‘How True Is Your Love’ premiered with Radio 2 on Rylan’s show. It is a huge funk-filled anthem showcasing Hannah’s striking soulful vocals, which reflect the bravery and self-assurance in the track.

DDENT: stream first single off new LP “Couvre-sang”!

French instrumental post-metal project DDENT unveil all details about their forthcoming third album ‘Couvre-sang’ on July 3rd on Chien Noir. Stream its gripping debut single “Volemie” now!

With a third full-length that pushed its experimental side further than its predecessors, DDENT depict their own vision of reality as a life time-lapse. Entirely written and recorded by its founder Louis Lambert, ‘Couvre-sang’ is a striking instrumental essay that won’t leave the listener unmoved, while his noise, industrial, black and post-metal influences bring out a gloomy and elegant poetry. The artwork was designed by Swedish artist Rebecka Tollens.

out today: Keitzer (Ger) “Where The Light Ends” @ Death/Grind

Back for their latest death-crust, metal, grind onslaught! German’s KEITZER take no names and just destroy everyone as their latest offering shows you. You will be driven to the point of ‘where the light ends,’ from the ferocious masters. Branching into various styles of metal, crust and punk, they rise to a point that you have to take notice.


With just a handful of tracks to his name, Brother Leo has already amassed millions of streams and collaborated with Fatboy Slim, Michael Calfan, Danny Howard, Felix Jaehn and Breaking Beatzz. That escalating attention has seen him tipped by new music champions and tastemakers including NME, Hunger, Wonderland, Idolator, tmrw, Clash and Music Week.


Having gained support from the likes of Wonderland, Clash Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, NOTION and more, Danish newcomer Goss steps out again today with stunning new offering ‘ Country Boy’, a gorgeous offering showcasing the dreamy vocals of Goss over a rolling arrangement. The track reflects the start of a new chapter for an artist who has earned international acclaim for his brand of left pop. Having toured with Mura Masa and SOHN, as well as being the co-writer of MØ’s global hit “Kamikaze”, Goss is moving towards the release of his brand new project, set for this year.

ME AND THE REST Release ‘MAMA’ Music Video And Single

ME AND THE REST’s new motto is: “We Are Bulletproof”, and that’s what they are; immune to the quick changes in musical styles of the past 30 years, true to their Hard Rock, characterised by catchy melodies and peppered with great hook lines. They remain standing and celebrating their Hard Rock… expect an exciting year filled with great new music – one new track every month!


Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have a long running history with good friend Steve Aoki under their 3 Are Legend alias, exciting fans with performances at Tomorrowland, Creamfields and Ultra Music Festival, and more recently at last year’s Untold Festival, and the power trio combine once again for the huge ‘Raver Dome’. Drafting in the production talents of Dutch prodigies Justin Prime and Sandro Silva for an uplifting anthem that is set to raise spirits worldwide upon its release, ‘Raver Dome’ follows on from previous hits such as the 3 Are Legend remix of Dimitri & Like Mike’s epic ‘Crowd Control’ phenomenon, and 2019’s ‘Khaleesi’, which stands at over 5 million streams on Spotify alone.

Hailee Steinfeld ‘Half Written Story’ Out Now

Academy Award® nominated actress and multi-platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Half Written Story,’ part 1 of her two-part project, is available everywhere now (Republic Records). Executive produced by Koz (Dua Lipa, Madonna), ‘Half Written Story’ encompasses an effervescent brand of pop that traverses an array of emotions and explores the many dimensions of heartache as demonstrated by the hopeful mood of lead single “I Love You’s” to the reflective ballad “Wrong Direction.” Listen to ‘Half Written Story’ here:

PictureHouse release new song and touching new video campaign

PictureHouse have today launched their new single “When I see you again” and an accompanying video campaign where people are encouraged to send in photos of loved ones as a message of love during difficult times.

Frontman and songwriter Dave Browne explains: “I woke up last week at 5 am as I am sure a lot of you did too. I wrote “When I see you again” as it was how I was feeling in this strange time and am sure lots of us feel the same. This is a song of love and longing, and a way to let all of the people we care about know.

Matt Bellamy Releases Solo Track “Tomorrow’s World”

“Tomorrow’s World” is the brand-new song from Matt Bellamy and marks his second solo release. The song was recorded earlier this month and is a stand-alone track capturing Bellamy in a reflective mood with romantic lyrics, underpinned by an atmospheric piano and strings arrangement and dreamy melody. The song issues a message of hope, a soft yet powerful rallying call to seize the opportunity in front of us.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown Reveal “Ride” Video

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown have revealed the video for “Ride,” which finds the band knuckling down (and dirty) on their instruments while in the back of a conversion van and plugging into amps stashed in the trunks of their cars.

Sad Money & Kaskade release new single featuring Sabrina Claudio

Exciting US artist Sad Money and Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Kaskade have joined forces on new single ‘Come Away’, out 8th May on Ultra.

A slick, infectious club track, ‘Come Away’ combines a deep, funky bassline with fluttering melodies and the seductive vocals of Latino singer-songwriter Sabrina Claudio.

Atlanta rapper Bloody Jay drops Secrets EP on Jimmy Edgar’s imprint New Reality Now

New Reality Now is a platform created by music producer Jimmy Edgar and creative director Pilar Zeta. The art-driven label is a combination of Rap and R&B-leaning club music with a postmodern design aesthetic. They intend to bring something new to the genres by combining interesting hybrids of music and art. Abundance, creativity, positivity and inclusivity are at the heart of everything they do and Jimmy is the mastermind behind all the production.

Tomi Agape releases new single London (Prod Juls), a love song to her city

Produced by A-Lister and friend Juls – who has worked with the likes of Burna Boy, Maleek Berry & Mr Eazi – ‘London’ is a love song to the city Tomi holds close to her heart. With the video showing snippets of what now feels like a distant memory, we see Tomi’s life play out through her own eyes. Capturing an essence of nostalgia, the montage of videos perfectly demonstrates the beauty of the capital whilst also presenting our current harsh reality. This isn’t the first time the pair have worked together, Tomi also featured on Juls’ debut EP ‘Leap Of Faith’ alongside Santi on ‘After Six’, a game-changing record for all involved.

Rita Wilson Shares New Single “Where’s My Country Song” New Song

“Where’s My Country Song?” features Rita’s delicate vocals and subtle arrangements, accompanied by a moving narrative and aching vulnerability. With its memorable melody and striking simplicity, the title is a nod to the genre Rita loves, but also penned as a love letter to women everywhere. She explains, “I love country music and writing songs in Nashville. I was thinking about all the women in our country, doing their jobs, and how they have always helped our country run efficiently. Women have always been pillars of strength, but now with coronavirus, millions of women comprise the essential workers who are on the front lines, and so critical to our nation.”

Century Media Records Hosts Isolation Festival on May 14th via YouTube

Even though there is no way to fully replace a real live experience, Century Media and EMP would like to bring at least a kind of similar festival atmosphere to everyone’s living room. Therefore, the label is happy to host the ISOLATION FESTIVAL together with thirteen Century Media Records artists from all over the world, who recorded and filmed exclusive sets to premiere during the event!


Today, G59 Records rapper Ramirez and Virginia singer-songwriter-producer Rocci release their collaborative album Tha Playa$ Manual via G59 Records / Caroline. The entire album is co-produced by Ramirez and Rocci and influenced by classic G-Funk sounds blended with Mid-West and Southern Rap vibes. Guest features include Ramirez’s G59 Records labelmates Night Lovell and Shakewell as well as Miami underground rap star Pouya.

Peter Bibby’s Dog Act announces new single & video “Oceans”

Today, Australia’s Peter Bibby is back with his first new music since his acclaimed 2018 LP Grand Champion, and this time he’s buoyed by the disorderly Dog Act band. The new offering, entitled “Oceans,” is a ferocious slice of modern garage-psych that sounds like it’s cutting through your stereo speakers with a shiv. The song will be available digitally and on a limited edition 7” vinyl, paired with a B side “Quiver & Melt” from the same recording session.

Hellbound Glory release new single from Shooter Jennings-produced LP, “Pure Scum”

Hellbound Glory has unveiled the latest track from their new album, PURE SCUM. “Renowhere” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Produced by 2x GRAMMY® Award-winner Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker), PURE SCUM arrives across all digital platforms on Friday, June 5 via Jennings’ Los Angeles-based Black Country Rock label; pre-orders – including an LP+CD package featuring glow-in-the-dark green vinyl – are available now.


Written by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary, the song was produced by McGraw and Byron Gallimore and marks McGraw’s first new music since returning to Big Machine Records earlier this year. I Called Mama will be impacting radio on May 11th.

Michael Franti & Spearhead Release New Single “I Got You” from Upcoming Album “Work Hard And Be Nice”

“This song is about how we support those around us, dream beyond our four walls, and grow deeper in connection to those we love (despite physical distancing), no matter what we face or how hard it seems in the moment,” shares Franti.

Directed and produced by Franti, the music video for “I Got You” was filmed while quarantined in Ubud, Bali and stars Franti, wife Sara and baby Taj.

Gillian Welch Releases New Song “Happy Mother’s Day”

Today, Gillian Welch debuts the song “Happy Mother’s Day” in celebration of the holiday. This release is on Acony Records, the independent record label she and partner David Rawlings founded in 2001, and comes from a newly rediscovered cache of demos and home recordings from the early 2000s. “We can’t always be with the ones we love, but that can’t stop us from saying ‘I love you,'” Gillian says. “I wrote this song one May when I was far away and couldn’t be with my mom on Mother’s Day. Then I called and sang it into her answering machine when I knew everybody’d be sitting down to eat. Here is the original home demo for the song, recorded on a portable reel to reel.”

John Craigie Shares Brooding Single “Don’t Ask” from ASTERISK THE UNIVERSE out June 12 via Thirty Tigers

Today, John Craigie releases his track “Don’t Ask” from his upcoming album Asterisk the Universe, out June 12th via Thirty Tigers. Originally released as a solo version in 2018, the song quickly became a live fan favorite. Craigie reimagined the track with a full band arrangement, featuring a funky groove underneath Motown-inspired vocal arrangements.


“My tastes and inspirations always evolve but in the past year I’ve really enjoyed writing more uptempo music, so I had the idea for this next EP to be all about club-paced music for the dancefloor. I pulled together a few ideas I’ve been working on and tested many of them out on my last tour, so it was incredible to watch live reactions to songs no one has heard before!” Matoma said about the project, “Above all my inspiration will always be incredible voices that can move you and fill you with different emotions. This EP allowed me to work with a really exciting and diverse range of vocalists and capture a different range of vibes.”

RAC Releases New Album ‘BOY’

Today, Grammy-winning producer and songwriter André Allen Anjos, known as RAC, releases his new album BOY along with the music video for his track “Stuck On You (ft. Phil Good)”. To celebrate this long-awaited album, RAC will be hosting a daylong Album Release Party with livestreams on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram featuring live performances, guest appearances, Q&A, merch giveaways and more.

Joel Rafael Releases New Single “One Vote, One Name”

California folk singer Joel Rafael is set to release his new single, “One Vote, One Name,” today, Friday, May 8, 2020. The digital single, released on Inside Recordings, is distributed worldwide through Alternative Distribution Alliance and Sony Music in Japan.


Bryce explains, “For me, music has always been a way to process my emotions, whether listening to it or creating it – it can help remind you that you’re not alone in whatever you’re feeling. I wrote ‘Problems’ to hopefully make people feel better about the strange times we are all living in, and maybe make the scary uncertainty of the future a little less scary.”

Valley Girl – Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Out Today

Today marks the release of the soundtrack to Valley Girl, a musical adaptation of the classic 1983 film that premieres today in select Drive-In Theaters and on Digital. Released via Interscope Records, “Valley Girl (Music From The Motion Picture)” features a collection of songs from the 80s performed by the cast of Valley Girl and others including Leon Else, Deap Vally, American Authors, and more (see below for a complete track listing.) “Valley Girl (Music From The Motion Picture)” is available now at all digital retailers.

Cut Copy return with first single & video in three years; “Love Is All We Share” out now

As one of Australia’s most successful exports, with a career spanning nineteen years, five acclaimed albums and countless anthems, Cut Copy’s anticipated return forgoes the danceability factor to deliver a timely reminder of our common need for connection in isolation. The atmospheric release rides the intensity and transcendence of our yearning for love, with Dan Whitford delivering haunting lines like “can you feel it in your bones, can you feel it in your fingers,” tapping into the physicality of the complex set of emotions. The purposeful lyrics are layered with intelligent production, playing out an intense build of staggering piano vamps and billowing synths, to mimic the euphoric highs of love and our limitless desire for more.