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New music: Swedish dream pop artist Rebecka Reinhard shares her latest single ‘Whale’ today via Crowds and Power

Swedish dream pop artist Rebecka Reinhard shares her latest single ‘Whale’ via Crowds and Power on May 12th.

A subversive indie-rock song, ‘Whale’ demonstrates Rebecka’s ability as a songwriter to make the world stop with her music. Comprising of distorted guitars and loose drums, ‘Whale’ feels both recognisable and entirely new. Paired with the delicate and dreamy production is Rebecka’s distinct and punchy vocal, as well as her killer melodies, that unfurl towards the chorus. Lyrically the song which is both personal and prescient, speaks to our fractured socio-political climate and our current isolated situation.

Abel Razal And M.A Teuwen Drop ‘Project 9’

Abel Razal is one of the most refreshing and excitable names in funk and pop. His recent release ‘Project 9’ resonates real talent and grips you from the first chord.

The musician has been taking the UK music scene by storm. A covenant to his quality ‘Project 9’ is taking the artist into a whole new realm. It is a fusion of various genres, and it takes influences from some of the greats including Prince and Anderson Paak.

POTTERY – Release ‘Hot Heater’ on Partisan

Montreal’s POTTERY are back today with ‘Hot Heater’, the latest taster from their much-anticipated debut album Welcome To Bobby’s Motel, which sees release on June 26th via Partisan Records.

Moses Sumney shares new song ‘Bless Me’ from upcoming album græ, available in full from Friday

Ahead of his album release this Friday, Moses Sumney shares a new song from his double album græ. ‘Bless Me’ is a beautiful final offering from the album, featuring Sumney’s signature vocals soaring through a slowly rising cascade of instrumentals. The track follows previous singles ‘Cut Me,’ ‘Virile,’ ‘Polly,’ and ‘Conveyor’ (which Sumney debuted in the form of a Moog Sound Lab session) and arrives after his COLORS performance of ‘Cut Me.’

Out this Friday via Jagjaguwar Records, græ is a conceptual patchwork about greyness and expands upon the sonic universe built in Sumney’s critically-acclaimed debut LP Aromanticism and subsequent EP Black In Deep Red, 2014. The album features collaborations with a diverse array of contributors and is Sumney’s first work to be written in his new home of Asheville, North Carolina.

Lazarus Kane releases second single “Night Walking”

A musician, a philanthropist, a successful American businessman recently relocated to the West Country certainly, but could this man – because that much he surely is, a man – also be a genius?

PAPILLS goes worldwide after reintroducing Swedish Indie Rock in Japan

Eric, Sebastian, Olle and Anton describe themselves as “flat earthers”
“We’re proud of not being part of the greasy heavy metal scene that dominates our local region. Together with our partners in crime we now look forward to finally achieve the global success we deserve!”

Papills was signed to COMEDIA in 2018 and during the last two years the Swedish indie label has released five singles the band, all featured on the new album Too Hot For May. The singles – Played, Morning View, Happy Fish, California Surfin’ and Too Hot For May – gained interest in Japan and after signing a license deal the Japanese Osaka based label Rimeout Recordings last month pre-released Papills album on CD in Japan (featuring two exclusive bonus tracks), two weeks ahead of last week’s worldwide release.

The Scruff share video for new single ‘Vultures’

Bedford trio The Scruff have shared the video for their new single, ‘Vultures’. Featuring the band performing to a virtually present crowd, the video highlights the disparity between individuals’ real world and their online personalities.

Roo Panes has this week announced the release of the lead single ‘Listen To The One Who Loves You’

Starting off as a delicately simple combination of vocals and guitars, ‘Listen To The One Who Loves You’ gently swells into an ear-filling atmospheric delight as subtle horns, sweeping strings and gentle drum rhythms turn those delicate beginnings into a grandiose, cinematic ending.

El Salvadoran Blues-Rock Steam Train Achieves the ‘Impossible’

Steady Rollin have done what many of us have dreamed of but few ever attain – they have achieved the impossible. More precisely, they have revealed their latest single, “Impossible”, the long-overdue return to the powerful combination of blues, rock and story-telling lyrics which characterized such musical behemoths as Led Zeppelin and Cream. Comprising Benjamin Andrade (brand ambassador for Yamaha drums) on drums and backing vocals, Gerardo Pardo on bass and Fernando Poma (known best as hugley influential businessman, Managing Director of the largest hotel operators in Latin-American, Real Hotels and Resorts and director at Grupo Poma, champion of El Salvadorian music scene) on guitar and lead vocals, they have already captured the hearts of minds of audiences across their native El Salvador and South America and now look to spread their message to the rest of the world.

Indian Irish artist Shivum Sharma releases gorgeous soulful track ‘Diamond’

‘Diamond’ is the new single from Indian Irish artist Shivum Sharma, a singer, songwriter, producer and DJ from South London.

His career began in 2014, releasing debut track ‘Flicker’, which amassed multiple BBC Radio 1 plays from Zane Lowe (‘Next Hype Track), Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart and reached more than 2 million streams, whilst supporting live some of London’s finest alt-R&B artists from Mabel to Rosie Lowe. His debut EP received 7/10 from NME, with support from Pitchfork, The Guardian, Wonderland, i-D, Elle India.

Tammy Rivera – “CHARLIE”

B.S.M. presents Singer, Song Writer, Recording Artist and Reality TV Star Tammy Rivera “CHARLIE” produced by Carlos Cahee. Delivered on Mothers Day this heart felt anthem for all Mother Daughter relationships is sure to leave a lasting impression on all that lend an ear. Make sure to follow Tammy Rivera on ALL Platforms to stay up to date for her full length release “Conversations” on all Platforms due summer of 2020.

Mike Ruby – “Unapologetic”

“I wrote “Unapologetic” about that badass in your life who is just hella cool. Everyone knows that person – you either want to be them, or be with them. In this song, you finally see what everyone else sees, and start going down the slippery slope.”

Dirty Nice – ‘My Dead End Self’

Dirty Nice release their addictive new single ‘My Dead End Self’ on 12th May – a glitchy alt-pop gem à la Dirty Projectors and The 1975, searching for euphoria in the mundane. It’s accompanied by a video inspired by classroom VHS staple ‘Powers of Ten’.

HONEY LUNG release tenacious new offering ‘Big’

London shoegaze specialists Honey Lung share tenacious new offering ‘Big’ (out 12th May), taken from the band’s forthcoming ‘Post Modern Motorcade Music’ EP, set to drop 29th May via Big Scary Monsters (American Football, Martha, Orchards).

Newly-signed to the cult indie label, the group have already provided a stark indication of their glowing potential with recent singles ‘Be My Friend’ and ‘Juggle’, introducing their newly-refined melodic sound whilst drawing inspiration from acts including Car Seat Headrest, Sparklehouse, Elliot Smith and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Jade Hairpins search for brighter futures in their romantic “Dolly Dream” music video

Jade Hairpins move in and out of reverie in the rose-colored video for new song “Dolly Dream,” bringing you into their world of joyful movement, wide-open spaces, and sunny yesterdays and tomorrows. This piece of musical clockwork is laden with Fender Rhodes keyboard, analog synths, layered strings, and soaring harmonies which all set the stage for the reveal of their debut full-length Harmony Avenue on May 29.

Versari Experience a Reawakening With Their Third Album “Sous la peau”

Drawing their influence from the French style of songwriting Chanson, Sous La peau is an awakening for Verari, shedding their skin from their prior form and being reborn in a sonic fire to their current state. Sous La peau features radiating guitars, a powerful bass and percussion section that are intense, yet elegant and seductive. All match perfectly with vocalist Jean-Charles Versari lyrics, which sings stories of purifying pyres, burning lies, and false pretenses. Sous La peau features guest musician Adrian Utley, founding member of the iconic Trip-hop band Portishead. A combination of all these elements lead to a powerful and provocative album.

The Ceiling Stares – ‘Wicked Problem’ single

The Ceiling Stares is a project that represents a freewheeling, indie-rock dialogue subject to the conceptual masterplans of Stephen Patchan. Each release is tailored around carefully curated artistic parameters.

The latest entry in this artistic continuum, Wicked Problem, homes on a punchy, synth-rock aesthetic, and thematically explores a bevy of existential terrors with vulnerability, a literate flair, lacerating social commentary, clever wordplay, and playful cultural references.


Today, Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters release their cover of the Go-Go’s song “Automatic” on all digital platforms via American Laundromat Records. “We feel like it represents the album as a whole and it’s very sonically interesting,” says Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and founding member of three of the most influential and successful bands of the post-punk era Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses, Breeders). “It can be a brave and foolish move to cover a song that you already consider perfect in its original form, and the Go Gos’ ‘Automatic’ is just that,” says Donelly.

ISTA Premieres “Spell It” via Vents Magazine

In 2019, West coast psych-rock transplants ‘Ecstatic Union’ teamed up with Brooklyn based producer, Sam Cohen to begin recording what was planned to be their 3rd release under the same name. As the project developed, fresh sounds and styles emerged along with a new cast of characters who began blessing the tracks, ultimately joining forces beyond the studio to birth the electrifying 7 piece psychedelic-disco-soul-punk love child that is ISTA.

PREMIERE: Brooklyn’s ISTA Release New Music Video For “Spell It”

LKeys – “Foreal”


Four-time Grammy Award winner India.Arie is excited to bring forth a new masterpiece film, “Welcome Home,” to help calm the nation and bring focus to wellness, peace, tranquility, and calmness during the current pandemic. Premiered today via BETher and BET Soul starting at 6 am EST, television, music, and film director Nandy McLean directed the 9-minute short film. The film combines visual elements from singles “Crazy” and “Sacred Space,” featuring actors Lyriq Bent and Mustafa Shakir, with narrations from Rev. Michael B. Beckwith on both.

The Ghost Inside Share “Pressure Point” + Self-Titled Record Out June 5

The Ghost Inside have unveiled a new track from their forthcoming self-titled record out June 5 via Epitaph. The track, “Pressure Point,” is about the types of exploitative acquaintances who are quick to make someone else’s tragedy about themselves