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New > Ego Ella May Shares New Single > ‘Give A Little’ > Out Today > listen here

Gearing up to the release of her debut album ‘Honey For Wounds, South London songwriter and vocalist Ego Ella May shares ‘Give A Little’, the third track to be released from the anticipated project, released today on UpperRoom Records.

Zac Pajak releases new single ‘Parachute’ 29.05.20

London-based Zac Pajak releases ‘Parachute’ on May 29th via Goldun Egg Records, produced by Jake Gosling. ‘Parachute’ is taken from Zac’s debut EP ‘Early Hours’ set for release Summer 2020.

Graham Costello’s STRATA share new single ‘Lyra’ | Gearbox Records

On ‘Lyra’, the band (reduced to a quartet) weave a narrative influenced by post-rock, jazz, and minimalism, continuously evolving in intensity before attaining its cathartic peak. Built around a hard-hitting rhythm section, hypnotising piano patterns roll seamlessly into jolting, Reichian guitar loops. Despite all the different elements at play the track never feels disjointed. There is a distinct groove throughout driven by pulsating sub-octave bass lines, which propels the track forward.

Sophia Boro Releases “And He Said To Me” From Debut EP

Nashville songwriter Sophia Boro has released “And He Said To Me,” the second single from her upcoming debut EP, due out October 16. Now available at all digital outlets, Sophia says “And He Said To Me” is about “…living by your own moral compass and having the courage to leave a situation that’s not good for you. No matter if anyone else agrees.”


These two incredible names come together for a one off collaboration to create a space-house odyssey, with Gerber putting his own spin on different elements of Paul’s original in an exciting new hybrid of his cosmic pop sound. The pacing 4/4 reimagination takes the most euphoric moments of ‘Love Galaxy’ and melds it into an addictive slice of house, taking the track firmly onto the dance floor.


Now Saint Raymond is back with his brand new single ‘Right Way Round’. The track previews his forthcoming second album, which will be released next year via a new deal with Cooking Vinyl. Saint Raymond has spent the past two years writing constantly, honing ideas in the studio and is excited to finally be able to share his new tracks with his fans. He’s also looking forward to being able to play live again in the future.

New music: South African alt-pop artist James Deacon release new single ‘Rain On Me’ today

James Deacon releases his new single ‘Rain On Me’ on May 29th through Bad Future Records.

Glasgow’s DIY Princess of Pop, CARLA J EASTON, shares new track ‘GET LOST’ and announces new album ‘WEIRDO’ out August 28th

Collaboration is a key feature of Easton’s work, the album features appearances from Honeyblood’s Stina Tweeddale, Micah Erenberg and Dave Hook (Solareye, Stanley Odd), though the result is always a sound that is uniquely Easton’s own. These are songs you’ll hear one day and still be humming a week later. Dreamy, lush and inescapable.

Franky Wah delivers debut mixtape ‘The Revival Vol. 1’

A 14-track release that has been two years in the making, The Revival Vol. 1 is a deeply personal and incredibly diverse body of work, made up exclusively of Franky’s own productions. It features recent singles ‘You’re Not Alone’, an edit of the 90s dance classic of the same name, and the euphoric ‘Come Together’, which has just been added to the BBC Radio 1 Playlist, after being crowned ‘Hottest Record In The World’ by BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Annie Mac, as well as MistaJam’s ‘Self Certified’. As well as these anthemic hits, the project also features underground cuts such as ‘Lost In Time’ and ‘Tomorrow’, highlighting the broad range of his musical abilities. Topped off with remixes of dance music legends Moby and MJ Cole, Franky insists that it’s the emotion of the tracks that bands the mixtape together.

Mike Mago releases new single “Recognise”

A danceable beat propels the song forward through swells of bass and glitchy keys. Reaching a crossroads between deep house bliss, progressive scope, and unassuming pop power, the vocals by Tim Powell culminate on the echoes of a catchy confession, “Oh darling I don’t recognise me” before a muscular and magnetic drop.

New Music: Noah Slee releases new single “Here For It All”

Following the release of his 2019 EP TWICE and his recent Pacific Music Awards nominations for ‘Best Pacific Soul/R&B Artist’ and ‘Best Pacific Male Artist’ in 2020, Noah Slee returns with his new single, ‘Here For It All’. Slee stands for a seamless blend of hip hop, R&B, soul and jazz elements with a penchant for collaboration. ‘Here For It All’ shows all of that with a vibey beat and a glimpse of Noah Slee’s unique falsetto, it’s asking the right question in these uncertain times: What are we here for?

Faith’s Single And Official Video “Blank Page” Are Out Today!

“Blank Page” is the first single from FAITH (The Shiver / The Way Of Purity) Federica Sciamanna’s solo album entitled “Priestess” (release date soon toTBA).

New release today: ‘Lots of Nights Out’ by Brighton indie band THE BRAVE FACES

The band’s new single, ‘Lots of Nights Out’, bursts straight out of the gate with two intertwining guitar lines. Complementing and competing, the two create a frantic indie soundscape while bass and drums combine to keep the peace. The chorus’ catchy hook is deceptively bright and poppy, distracting from the tension and exhaustion expressed in the lyrics. In the track’s penultimate offering, the lyrical tone switches up and delivers a mantra to reassure: ‘just give it time, time will heal, it’ll be okay’. The song sets out to take you through many different headspaces before setting you up to do it all again.

NEW VIDEO – Callum Beattie Reveals Fantastic ‘Mouth Of A Tiger’ Official Video, Watch Now Via 3Beat / Universal

Upbeat ‘Mouth Of A Tiger’ is the lead track to Callum’s People Like Us LP. Beattie’s infectious charisma and adoration for David Bowie emanates throughout the visual which was filmed whilst living in Berlin. On the track, Callum states: “‘Mouth Of A Tiger’ is all about my misspent youth and being a reckless risk taker! It’s about embracing life’s rich opportunities and taking them as they come, running with them and not thinking too far ahead. Life is all about living in the now, and this song reflects that.”


‘Headspace’ is Maddox Jones’ first release as a solo artist. While fronting a band is never an easy task – and Jones had his fair share of experience playing and collaborating with other artists – standing alone and allowing his deepest emotions to flow through some of the most personal songs he has ever written was a completely different experience.

Symphonic Metal Group GRAVESHADOW Returns With New Song “Gwynnbleidd”

According to guitarist Aaron Robitsch, “‘Gwynnbleidd” was inspired by the popular Netflix fantasy drama ‘The Witcher.’ I initially wrote the music for the project that Will (Walker, guitars) and I were going to form when GRAVESHADOW seemed like it was over,” he explains. “When Rachl was recruited, we felt that the song had the potential to showcase her vocals perfectly and show a strong comeback for the band. Lyrically, Rachl took inspiration from ‘The Witcher,’ continuing our trend of songs being influenced from a variety of fandoms, including ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘World of Warcraft,’ ‘The Legend of Zelda’ and ‘Doctor Who.'”

Norwegian Producer Magnus Bechmann drops new EP

“Smile is a track about regret and asking forgiveness, and letting bygones be bygones. Suddenly I remembered this nursery-rhyme we used to sing in first grade at school, with the lyrics «A smile – it’s quite a funny thing to see what smiles can do. You smile at one, he smiles at you, and so one smile makes two». Haha, it’s kind of stupid, but I really like that. And it’s kind of true as well. Smiles are cool. This is also the first track I’m releasing that I produced myself, so that’s cool for me.”

Oliver Marson produces post punk with an electro twist on latest cut

Following previous releases ‘Cocaine Romance’ and ‘Time for Love’, London-based Oliver Marson is set to release a new video for euphoric slice of art pop ‘To the Nines’.

Release Alert: Reef guitarist’s Goldray – Singles & Album Release

Written and produced by House and Rasmussen. Mixed by Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Therapy?, Enter Shikari, Meatloaf, David Gray) at Spinroad Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. This eight-track album is a development in the duos sound giving a heavier edge but at the same time sounding more accessible than their debut ‘Rising’ whilst still remaining deeply bedded in their psych roots .

Applescal’s new album Diamond Skies is out now

Pascal Terstappen a.k.a. Applescal has released his new artist album, ‘Diamond Skies’ on Atomnation. The nine-tracker is a collection of expertly-produced, instrumental melodic house with lush, ambient soundscapes and a nod to the analog sounds of the 90’s. The album has received heavy support from key names in underground electronic music community and is Applescal’s sixth studio album to date.


From the irresistible energy of ‘Flex ‘N’ Bounce’ to the sleek sensuality of ‘The Baddest’, Doktor has been levelling up with every release of 2020, which continues today with the release of his new track ‘Boombastic’.


About “Foolish Heart”, Nils Bech says: “Eight years love left in me, eight years gone now he’s free, foolish heart.. It’s the end, it’s the end, can you love me again? Foolish Heart is the first piece of lyrics I wrote after my relationship ended after eight years. I guess the song speaks for itself”

New Music Video: MIYA MIYA – Hometown

The cinematic “Hometown” video opens with an intriguing shot of an unidentified, motionless astronaut mysteriously washed up on a beach. As the visuals unfold, we learn more of the character’s story and the journey leading to this moment through scenes of loneliness, exploration and monumental discoveries.