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James Chatburn is a Berlin based Australian soul singer, songwriter and producer. Since settling in Berlin in 2015, he has released his first two EPs ‘001’ and ‘Damen’, followed by a string of collaborations, creating out of a dilapidated old GDR office building.
He has toured with Jordan Rakei and The Internet, produced for Brooklyn’s rum.gold, released on Majestic Casual and Soulection and collaborated with Australian hip hop legends Hilltop Hoods on their certified Gold single ‘Higher’. He’s now back with his latest single ‘In My House’, out May 8th.
The Scandinavia based emcee Phats has long been a solid figure in the Norwegian Hip Hop scene. He has previously warmed up for Method Man & Redman, Raekwon, AZ, Sean Price, Wu-Tang Clan, De La Soul and Jedi Mind Tricks among others.
BEANS ON TOAST – Releases ‘Human Contact’ – A Timely New Single from Isolation
In this strange new world where we’re all trying to find new ways to reach-out without touching, make contact, but only at a safe distance; ‘Human Contact’ eloquently captures the daily dilemmas we face as we pull-together to beat the coronavirus.
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.”
Bogota’s Meridian Brothers return with Cumbia Siglo XXI!
Meridian Brothers, the solo-project and live band of Columbian based Eblis Alvarez, have today announced their new album Cumbia Siglo XXI will be released August 21 via Bongo Joe Records. Along with the announcement they have shared lead single ‘Puya del Empresario’. A thrillingly unique blend of EDM ‘sidechain’ techniques and traditional Columbian cumbia, the track bursts into being with impossibly infectious and off-kilter rhythm, fuzzy synth lines and snatches of vocals.
THROWING BRICKS: Dutch sludge/black metal unit premieres new album “What Will Be Lost”!
Today, Dutch sludge/black metal unit THROWING BRICKS premieres the debut full-length, “What Will Be Lost”, through an exclusive premiere hosted by Everything Is Noise!
ICYMI: 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.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down’s “Pure Cinema” video premieres
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the Oakland-based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen, debut the new video for “Pure Cinema” from their upcoming album Temple (due this coming Friday, May 15 on Ribbon Music) today. Directed by Justin Mitchell (Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service, Phoebe Bridgers, Jenny Lewis), the video finds frontwoman Thao Nguyen and her bandmates performing in their respective homes during California’s Stay At Home order.
TALsounds Shares New Track “Else”
“When I recorded Else,” Chami explains, “I was attempting to slow down my thinking, my reaction time, the layering, the melodic lines. I wanted to drone out without worrying about keeping some sort of momentum or worrying about the next part that needed to happen. I often feel that maybe I am moving away from drone music, but I love to lock into stillness of long tones. I can’t remember exactly why I sang the lyrics I did, but it might have been because I actually did lock in to that stillness. I sang ‘there’s so much more than I can even say’ because I wasn’t trying to cater the moment to lyrics. I didn’t want to get stuck on words just because I wanted to use my voice. This is also why I let myself sing a more operatic line at the end, as well. We mixed it far back in the distance, but I also naturally pulled my mic away. I was physically creating that separation. Creating space for the stillness.”
Alternative Rock Band The Nomadic Release Official Music Video For Single “Waiting”
Australian guitarist and singer/songwriter Robert Gaylard brings a unique perspective and vision when it comes to creating music. His inspiration and passion for starting The Nomadic began early on as a child after traveling to many countries like Myanmar (formerly Burma), Singapore and the Solomon Islands. His “nomadic” lifestyle continued on into his adulthood when he began to work for the United Nations in various countries such as: Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Israel and Palestine. His travels eventually brought him to New York in September of 2012 and motivated him to pursue his songwriting by establishing an indie rock band.
Andrew Reed – “Strangers”
Dubbed a “rock mystic” by the Indie press, recording/guitar creative Andrew Reed uncages As a Bird of the Air…, another concept album with a completely different SOUND and retro style than the successful 2018 album, If All the World Were Right, which yielded 2 Billboard Top 40 Indicator charting singles (If All the World Were Right #31, Cure My Mind #35). Rather than follow this success up with relentless touring, promotion and an album stamped out of the same mold, Reed “followed the wind” and put away his acoustic and dug into playing his old Strat and Les Paul Custom that he tortured for years on the road. He isolated himself from the music world and social media in his remote cabin for a year and created a unique sonic record by saturating analog tape running 3 times normal speed, capturing the performances at the moment of inspiration.
Legendary artist and humanitarian Roberta Flack is setting out to use the power of music to help the most vulnerable people during the current coronavirus crisis. She will host a YouTube Listening Party featuring more than a dozen of her favorite and award-winning songs, with donations benefiting Feed the Children, who are dedicated to feeding hungry children.
“Children need us now more than ever,” Flack said. “We want to be sure that people who need food get it. Each of us can give something. Please give help, connect, and sing a mighty song of love, compassion, and care. We’re in this together and helping each other. Love is a Song!”
Dennis DeYoung Releases Video For Duet With Julian Lennon, “To The Good Old Days”
Former Styx member Dennis DeYoung is back with a new original solo album, “26 East, Vol. 1.” The album will be released May 22nd via Frontiers Music Srl.
Today, Dennis has released a video for his duet with Julian Lennon, “To The Good Old Days.” The video’s imagery spans the life and career of DeYoung, featuring a rare look into his personal archives, highlighting the entire span of his musical career, his fifty year marriage, and his extended family. A touching, heartfelt video that speaks to the memories we all hold dear.
Machines A.T.O. Premieres Female Empowerment Song “Like Girls” at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards
Collective consciousness songwriting entity Machines A.T.O. has debuted its female empowerment-themed song “Like Girls (feat. Kali J).” The song was recently licensed by Barbie for a Nickelodeon-produced campaign that was featured during the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards on May 2nd.
PETER KATZ – My new song, “Like We Used To Be,”
“My new song, “Like We Used To Be,” is about hitting that definitive end moment in a relationship. Somehow that person still holds this ability to make your heart pound and your palms sweat, but you reach a point where you’re able to feel the nostalgia of it all, without feeling like you need to go back. You can see a way to finally begin to move on.”