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Growing up in France, Fonkynson was greatly influenced by his father’s music – the iconic sound of artists such as Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. His interest started shifting as he developed a taste for electronic music styles such as house, drum ‘n’ bass and techno, a passion which would bring him to produce his own material.
With two EPs and one full-length, Fonkynson has reached the top of Spotify’s Viral 50 chart and HypeMachine’s Popular chart. He recently released his sophomore LP titled Falling which is made up of 9 future house tracks including his newest single, “Giving U Up” featuring Desiire & Kôsa.
LA Alt Rock Group SONS OF SILVER Share New Track “Quarantined In California”
Los Angeles alternative rock group SONS OF SILVER were in the midst of preparing for the release of their upcoming EP when the global coronavirus pandemic brought everything to a quick halt. The result, a new track and video for “Quarantined in California” which has already garnered 68,700 views on YouTube. The band–Peter Argyropoulos: vocals, guitar, Brina Kabler: keys, vocals, Kevin Haaland: lead guitar, Adam Kury: bass, Dave Krusen: drums– wrote, recorded and filmed all from their homes throughout Southern California.
JAGWAR TWIN BRINGS TOGETHERNESS WITH UPLIFTING FAN MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SHINE”
Jagwar Twin has released a joy-filled music video for the track “Shine,” streaming now via YouTube and directed by up-and-coming visual artist iPeter. The song’s inspirational message, wrapped in submitted videos showing how fans are staying positive in quarantine, is the perfect uplift during these changing times. If we all #ShineTogether the world will be a brighter place.
The new album by Third Culture Kings, ‘Different Kinda Angel’, sees the Copenhagen/NYC duo continue with its signature “womb music” sound. Blending elements of Doo-Wop, Psych Rock, modern R&B/Trap and more, the album takes you on an effortless journey through different dimensions. Fans of space rock as well as 808 leaned out music will find common ground on this album, presenting a new take on classic psychedelic vibes.
DJ Hard Hitta “Do It Big” New Blazer!
TEMNEIN: Tales: Of Humanity And Greed Full-Length From French Melodic Death Metal Goliaths Out Now And Streaming
Produced by “El Mobo” (Loudblast, ETHS, The Great Old Ones, Eryn Non Dae) at Conkrete Studio in Bordeaux, France, Tales: Of Humanity And Greed is a captivating ten-rack journey thematically based on various stories, myths, and legends exploring classic childhood occidental fairy tales, unsung fables from Asia and Inuit lands, pop culture universes (Legend Of Zelda, Majora’s Mask, Doctor Who etc.), and much more. Each story is linked to a common theme: the repetition of human error. Musically, TEMNEIN here employs shorter song structures than previous offerings adding more dynamics to their melo-death foundation. More doom/death and post-metal influences have crept into the band’s sound consequently enhancing the overall atmosphere. The record comes swathed in the stunning artwork of Vincent Fouquet (Meshuggah, Kataklysm, Moonsorrow, Kampfar, Nordjevel).
She confides, “I constantly thought I was the issue, that everything was my fault and I kept apologizing for things that I later realised weren’t my fault at all. I feel like when you are in these circumstances, sometimes it feels like you’re going insane, I felt like I was turning into this psycho person and it seemed like nobody else saw where I was coming from.
With its indelible chorus and experimental production, courtesy of 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady (Rico Nasty, Kevin Abstract, Jesse Rutherford), ‘I Am King’ is the second offering from the band’s forthcoming EP, ‘Season 2’. Another forward-thinking, genre-bending collection of 5 songs from one of the most exciting new bands, ‘Season 2’ is set for release on June 19.
JHENÉ AIKO RELEASES VISUAL FOR “ONE WAY ST.”
Singer-songwriter Cat Levan finally indulges her “Double Life”
One could easily make the case that singer-songwriter Cat Levan has much more than just a double life. The former professional fighter, restaurant owner, clothing designer, marketing director, illustrator and mother will finally realize her long-held musical dream when her debut album, “Double Life,” drops May 29 on the Wide Sky Records label. The Vancouver-based artist teamed with Billboard Top 10 hitmaker Steve Oliver to write seven original songs for the 11-song set produced by Oliver in the guitarist’s Southern California studio. Her Canadian countryman and brother-in-law, contemporary jazz saxophonist Walle Larsson, guests throughout the collection that finished tracking just prior to the closure of the border due to the coronavirus pandemic.
New video: ‘We Melt Chocolate’ by – Blue Hair Girl
A blend of shoegaze full of sonic vibrations, intense and languid like melted chocolate. Born in Florence, IT in 2014 from a group of friends active for years in the local music scene (Interzone, Evanicetrip, Scum, Smell of trees, Shades of blue), We Melt Chocolate deliver lilting, noisy shoegaze music, aware of the My Bloody Valentine heritage but also with a nod to bands like Lush and Sugarcubes.
“I was inspired to make a full length album for the art and challenge of it. I know it’s not necessarily the smartest way to release music in a singles market, but one of the best parts of being an independent artist is that I can do whatever I like. There are so many different styles and vibes represented on these 11 songs, but they all represent everything that Liquid Giraffe means is to me.” -Kraig Tyler (Liquid Giraffe)
ALT-POP DUO CARDIAC HALF DELIVER STUNNING NEW VIDEO “CLONE”
“Cardiac Half creates music that is emotional and memorable, leaving listeners with a lasting impression” – Substream Magazine
Made up of brothers Drew and Dylan Miller, alt-pop duo Cardiac Half returns with an intriguing single & video “Clone” (release date 5/22). Their latest tune features singer/rapper Wande and has an infectious hook with dreamy guitars and a bumping rhythm that seamlessly blend alternative rock and mainstream pop. The video itself could appear on the big screen; complete with CGI effects and a narrative that continues the story from their previous single “Medicine”.
Video: DIE-REK “Praises of Men”
On his third single from The Dying Ones, Die-Rek carefully analyses the supposed importance of the “praises of men”, the value it adds to our lives or the lack thereof. Even though the primate-like thump of the self-produced beat will make you do the Klingon Face™ immediately, the lyrical content is still intensely personal. Die-Rek’s unique perspective on props from peers will require repeated listens for effective digestion. It’s safe to assume that Die-Rek humbly accepts any renowned kudos, but he also knows that his legacy is greater than Earthly trinkets and his real treasures are stored in Heaven.
Tale Of Two’s new single ‘Demons’
About the song: This song is about how we strive through life believing the lies fed to us by the powers that be and how we rage against the tide that tries to hold us in our place. The song is about anger. Anger with the world and its lies and greed. What do you do when the captain jumps ship long before all the rats? Come on a journey with us through the murky wine dark waves for a taste of melancholy and despair.
One cannot cover the ambient and electronic music scene without a close look at the consistently excellent output of Spotted Peccary Music. Today, the label releases Consciousness, and other tricks of the light, an electronic album by composer and guitarist Ben Cox on an adventurous expedition through the musicality of synthesizers and electronics. The album, referred to as “pure astral electronica” released today, May 22, 2020, on Spotted Peccary Music in CD format and in 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY LOSSLESS, MP3 and streaming formats –
HORCRUX UNLEASHES AN ADRENALIZING VIDEO FOR SINISTER NEW SINGLE “MONOCHROME”
Metalcore powerhouse Horcrux debuts an adrenalizing live video for ominous “Monochrome” – the third single (after the vigorous “Linger” and “Heretic”) off the formation’s recent EP – “Heretic”! Induced with frenzied and dynamic vocal lines, brooding, dark guitar motives that are equally melodic and heavy, colossal breakdowns and apocalyptic atmosphere, “Monochrome” establishes an impressively immersive sinister soundscape, which masterfully combines technical proficiency and compositional talent into one cohesive, monumental musical palette that only a few other scene participants can associate with nowadays.
Dubliner electro-pop artist and producer, Christian Cohle releases ‘Ghost’. It follows his acclaimed debut single ‘Breathe’, which was championed across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the US, finding support from BBC ATL Introducing, Hotpress, EUPHORIA Magazine and Nialler9, and comes as a second taste of ‘Holy Trouble’, the multi-instrumentalist’s forthcoming full-length, co-produced with Michael Heffernan (credits include Æ Mak, Dermot Kennedy, The Script).
Kapil Seshasayee discusses the indoctrination of India through synth lead-driven ‘The Gharial’
Following his acclaimed debut album A Sacred Bore – featured in Pitchfork, VICE, BBC Introducing, The Guardian, The Quietus, and Rolling Stone India – Scottish-Indian artist KAPIL SESHASAYEE shifts away from the industrial-indie sound of the first full-length and towards an R&B-meets-Indian-Classical crossover on second album Laal, from which he’s lifted new single ‘The Gharial’.
French indie-rock trio Figurz released new digital single + music video “Barend”
A few months after the official release of the single “The Kid”, French indie-rock/alternative power trio Figurz just premiere a brand new music video for the song “Barend” available right now on YouTube.
This brand new digital single is available right now on all streaming services (Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer…) through Absilone Music / Believe Distribution.
GABRIELLA METZ – “Awake” Video
Gabriella began her musical journey at the age of 4, when she had her first piano lesson. By the age of 16, she had completed all academic levels of her music studies at the time and had also earned her Vocal Performance Diploma from the renowned London College of Music.
In 2015, Gabriella had auditioned and had been accepted at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where she is currently studying to earn her Professional Music Bachelor’s Degree. She is considered a vocalist of many genres including Jazz, Blues, Pop, Fusion, and Opera. Gabriella is also a composer and arranger of both Classical and Jazz music. Gabriella released her debut single “GREY” in November 2019.
RunItUpTahj “Hit Yo Groove” New Single
Today, The Post Romantics share their newest single ‘bad friend’ — an anti-love letter to the liars, users and other fake friends. Following the tale of two people who got too close for their own good, ‘bad friend’ offers an honest insight into the world of toxic relationships. The track is out now via DEADBOY$CLUB.
D.O.E Fam Featuring Don Trip “Ridiculous” New Single
Bef Mi8 – ‘Falling’ (Official Video)
New electronic track inspired by Billie Eilish, anxiety & depression by Bef Mi8 –
New Video – PEOPLE WITHOUT SHOES & INKSWEL – ‘WEEDIES’
People Without Shoes and Australian producer Inkswel serves up Plasma Platter. A musical mix of well proportion organic rhymes and melodic beats to feed your soul. I hope you’re hungry for Hip Hop.
PoweredByCMG & Vwillz released the “Both Of Us” EP, and has been streamed over 250K in 3 days.
“Both of Us” is poised to be one of the best EP’s of the year. The EP highlights the young yet seasoned musicians amazing writing ability, unique and rangy vocals while showcasing phenomenal story writing.
Out Now: Surfer Ricky Basnett stars in Jason Hearn directed music video for JONAH’s “Ocean Wide”
Robert Gugliuzza – “Love To Cope”
Flying underneath the A & R scouts radar most of his career, singer/songwriter and newly award winning film composer, Robert Gugliuzza, has delivered a credible, healing dose of words and music to help document the world battle with the covid19 virus pandemic. For this uncertain time, “Love to Cope” written in lockdown with his wife Maria, is a perfect emotional song about life in these times that have an infinite need for Love. Take a listen and you will hear a captivating, heart felt, cinematic jewel that shines on love, love, love, humanity and hope.
“”Atmosphere” is about loving someone despite the flaws or hardships you face together, and the tension between knowing and mystery in long-term relationships. It’s the opening track on my forthcoming sophomore record, Passages, to be released on all major music platforms June 26, 2020.”
French post-metal instrumentalists DDENT present their gripping video for “Volemie”, the first single off their massive and mind-elevating new album ‘Couvre-sang’ due out for release on July 3rd on Chien Noir.
“Volemie” is a moving industrial post-rock piece using cinematic themes and intense synths to paint a range of emotions for the listener. (…) An experience that swallows you in dynamic and intense layers of metal.” describes Everything Is Noise.
“”Don’t Call Me Up” came to be after an ex messaged me with an old memory of us. We both knew whatever we had was done. He moved on, but I’d be lying if I said I did at that time.
In my annoyance over the lack of control I had over the situation, I wrote the song’s first line: Don’t call me up if you’re not in love with me anymore.”
NY-Based Indie Pop Singer Songwriter MICHAEL BUONO–New Single “TV”
Says Buono: “The song was written before COVID, in a time where bad first dates were just a weekly thing. I was inspired by the feeling of wanting to spend more time with friends, going out and enjoying the people who matter most to you. But now, listening to this song in today’s madness, it makes me miss both of those things. Because now, neither bad dates nor going out with friends are an option in the social distance era. But at the same time, the upbeat and fun nature of the song makes me hopeful and excited for when this is all over, because I cannot wait to party with my buddies and go back to enjoying life.”
Today, Italian noise rock/post hardcore band SIX FEET TALL launch the haunting videoclip for new single “Regaining Soil” through an exclusive premiere hosted by Everything Is Noise!
Afro-Caribbean voodoo polyrhythms meet bass-weight dub electronics on Vodou Alé, the debut full-length collaboration between Haitian seven-piece Chouk Bwa and Belgian production duo, The Ångströmers, released via Swiss label, Bongo Joe Records.
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