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Hard Target announces new album and releases video for “All Day”

Florida rapper Hard Target has revealed the details for his new album “Joy Ridin”, which will surface via Dirt Rock Empire this summer. To celebrate the impending release of his new album, Hard Target has released the music video for the first single “All Day” online. The video was shot by Target and Breadwin in Hernando County, Florida before the pandemic broke out, as Hard Target gathered his crew of misfits to get faded in the sun at an epic house party. Watch Hard Target’s video for “All Day” online at:

KeKe Nova “Ice Cream” New Single!

SILENT WINTER – new single “Nightfall”

Greek power-metalers Silent Winter present us their brand-new song for 2020 called “Nightfall”, lyrics and music by Kyriakos Balanos. The 3D lyric video was edited by Haris Koundouris and Giorgos Nerantzis is in the mix and mastered.

Trapgamecrazzy – ‘REALONE’ (Official Video)

Raquel Lily – Entitled “Ghost”

Born in the Philippines, raised in New York and currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Raquel Lily is an independent singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and online personality. She streams music performance and a variety of content, including live vlogging (IRL Streaming), Just Chatting, Social Eating, gaming and cooking on Twitch. Graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, Raquel left the medical field and dove head first into her creative pursuit in music and began online streaming in 2017.

Alexandra Lost shares new track “Trying 2 Grow” + full-length!

Hailing from Québec, Alexandra Lost is the brainchild of veteran songwriter Jane Ehrhardt and composer/producer Simon Paradis. It was formed as a vehicle for expressing their love of classic pop arrangements, vintage synthesizers and well-crafted songs. After releasing two acclaimed singles, Alexandra Lost just released their debut full-length via Pantoum Records.

Their debut album sees them exploring the outer boundaries of the singer-songwriter genre while managing to be both danceable and thought-provoking. Beats, layers of synths and artful lyricism are used to convey feelings of loss across the spectrum.

Maxximo’s debut album ‘I’MPOSSIBLE’

Independent pop artist Maxximo’s first album, a collection of 14 songs written and produced by him and collaborator Kaymo is a pop structured mix of Rock, EDM, jazz and Latin sounds, finished with powerful lyrics aiming to inspire the listener and remind them that ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE.

UK Electro-Industrial Band BIOMECHANIMAL Unleash Their New Single, “Haksal.”

UK electro-industrial act BIOMECHANIMAL present their new single, “Haksal (학살)”, a love letter to modular synthesis and mid-tempo bass music.

Their new 3-track EP features remixes from up-and-coming industrial bass producer Social Kid, and rhythmic noise veteran ESA: Electronic Substance Abuse. This single is a furious blend of industrial sound design and modern EDM.

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself: Jase4Real

Jase4Real represents Jason “Jase” of Soul 4 Real, the platinum selling R&B group of four brothers that made a lasting impression with their first album Candy Rain. Since then he has been writing, producing, and prepping for his comeback as well with his new single “Due Better” off his forthcoming project entitled 9’s. The 9’s project can be described as having a popping, sexy new sound with surprise collaborations and his traditional soulful flavor. It features up and coming artist and production that will captivate and leave a lasting impact on everyone!

SONGS FROM BLACK SPIRIT Come Clean On The Double Album ‘I Am Who I Am’

The history of Songs From Black Spirit started in 2016. Crazy metal-head, Vitalis ‘Don Vito’ Kairiūkštis, the musician from Vilnius, Lithuania and Spicy Bits Of Scandal front-man, decided to create his first solo album called I Am Who I Am. And things worked out very well working with his friends, many world-known musicians from around the world. The new double CD album is compiled of 19 songs (15 brand new) and as always will be a surprise for listeners and fans alike. Also included are four new, updated versions of older songs by the artist.

New Music // Brunswick – “Skinny”

Singer/songwriter/Producer Harry Gilmour, better known as Kid Brunswick, always wears his heart on his sleeve. His lyrics delve deep the complexities of addiction, his own struggles with mental illness and hark back to a time where things weren’t quite as good as they are now for the young musician. On his new single “Skinny” he condenses that time into four minutes of therapeutic chaos.

Parisian synth-pop outfit Global Network shine on new EP

With shared influences including Frank Ocean and Jamie XX, together they developed their musical vision, leading them to the forefront of Paris’s music scene and touring extensively across Europe in 2019. As their artistry continues to evolve, Global Network are on the pathway to a successful 2020.

Elliott Waits For No One’s Debut Provides a Powerful and Introspective Journey

Elliott Waits For No One (EWFNO) could be every singer/songwriters dream project. Spanning over multiple genres, EWFNO puts the trust into their instincts, working together to write with an intuitive approach. From the depths of truth and darkness of the ego-driven song Megalomaniac… to the bright, springtime feeling of hope in Ghost In The Rainbow, Elliott Waits For No One’s self titled debut album provides the listener a powerful and introspective journey, which could lead you to the end thinking, Who Am I?

Scottish alt-pop band Liimo unveil new video for ‘Raincheck’

After returning to deliver their blissful new cut ‘Raincheck’ in May, Edinburgh natives Liimo (meaning a little bit more) are back once again to share the official video for their latest release.

With its bright and plucky guitars, huge synth riff and lead singer Kieran O’Brien’s evocative and subtle vocals, the video for ‘Raincheck’ was filmed during lockdown with the band recruiting a flurry of dancers to add their own take on the sweeping new offering. Filled with bold and emotive dance moves throughout, the visuals add a whole new perspective to this rich and anthemic alt-pop delight.

New release: Secret Sight – “Borders”

“There must be a way” is the first video taken from Secret Sight brand new album “Borders”. It’s a classic indie guitar rock song, for fans of Interpol, Editors, The Killers. The video, directed by Laura Papi, digesting Pina Bausch’s lessons focuses on a dancer (Sara Pantalone) in her struggle to set her free while hindered by a few masked, dreamy ghosts.

THE CLOCKWORKS – Announce ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’ on Creation23 – Watch Video

At the strike of midnight on 12th June 2020, THE CLOCKWORKS will release: ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’.

Blending, visceral tight-knit rhythms akin to The Smiths or Idlewild and matching them with the foreboding intensity of Interpol or Forward Russia!, ‘The Future Is Not What It Was’ is the London-based band’s heart-stopping third single for Alan McGee’s Creation 23 label.

Lewis OfMan ‘Dancy Boy’

“Dancy Boy” is a retro-futuristic banger accompanied by a video featuring the titular dancy boy dancing his way through his local community after the sun goes down. The song is OfMan’s newest piece of music this year following February’s shimmering electro-dance anthem “Attitude,” which established the visual world for “Dancy Boy.” Both singles are taken from his forthcoming debut album, which will be released via Profil De Face, and follow his 2017 project Yo Bene as well as a string of singles.

BLACK ALTAR – Release Official Video For “Deus Inversus”

Odium Records announces premiere of the videoclip of BLACK ALTAR’s song “Deus Inversus” taken from the split album between Black Altar and Kirkebrann. The album will be released 30th of June on digi pack cd and Lp (250 black vinyl and 50 as die hard copies – transparent orange black with patch and sticker).

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – Release new song: ‘You’re All I Want’ – Listen

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX return with a brand new song, ‘You’re All I Want,’ their first since the release of their acclaimed sophomore album, Cry, last year via Partisan Records.

‘You’re All I Want’ chronicles the passion from a new love. The track is a pristine follow up from where Cry left off, but with a newfound vigor. Continuing to express love songs with an intensity and compassion unparalleled, ‘You’re All I Want’ builds into a pleasant escape to wrap yourself in.

Joyful Noise Recordings Announces the Church of Noise

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the major revenue source for independent bands was the money they made from touring and playing live shows. This income is gone for the foreseeable future. Additionally, the major shifts that have come with the streaming economy often have the effect of marginalizing the most intrepid artists.

In the US, independent music is rarely–if ever–publicly funded. Yet churches seem to be the receive consistent support from the government. So JNR decided to create a church to support the arts.


Keeping within the requirements of social distancing, the “I Did It” video features footage that Kris filmed himself, as well as collages and animation by Lonewolf. In order to make the collages, Lonewolf pieced together imagery from dozens of vintage magazines from the 1960s and 1970s, which were then cut up, layered and assembled together.

Says Kris of the song and video, “This song is mostly a celebration of personal accomplishments and a reflection of the long journey and struggle it took to get there. Sonically, I feel like I figured out a way to bring all my influences together. This video is another accomplishment to add to the list and Lonewolf executed the vision 100%!”


Filmed by Poppy Cockburn and edited by Douglas himself, as he explains: “I had long conceived a visual idea for ‘I Am Free’ and had hoped to team up with a director to bring it to life, however as we all know, the much needed lockdown has put a halt to all usual collaborations. Fortunately my housemate and I have a rooftop where we sometimes go to get some air and exercise; it was here that we filmed the video.


Keeping within the requirements of social distancing, the “I Did It” video features footage that Kris filmed himself, as well as collages and animation by Lonewolf. In order to make the collages, Lonewolf pieced together imagery from dozens of vintage magazines from the 1960s and 1970s, which were then cut up, layered and assembled together.