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NAYANA IZ Shares New Track “TNT”

NAYANA IZ is on a roll. Having introduced herself in the closing months of 2019 with debut track “how we do”, the 19-year-old Londoner is now gearing up for the release of her debut EP Smoke & Fly and slowly taking the world by storm in the meantime. Newest offering “TNT” comes hot on the heels of a fiendishly good double A-side release that Nayana dropped in April and lays down the gauntlet even further as to what to expect from her in the future.

MAITA – ‘Best Wishes’ LP

“For me, songwriting comes from a place of wanting to find the truth in life. Sometimes that truth is so complex and nuanced that it requires a whole song to explain,” shares Maria Maita-Keppeler, the principal songwriter and front person for the Portland, Oregon-based indie rock band MAITA.

GEEZER: stream blues and boogie new album “Groovy” in full!

Kingston, NY’s stoner rock figurehead GEEZER premiere their blues-laden new album ‘Groovy’ in its entirety, ahead of its official release this May 29th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

“Groovy” by name, groovy by contents.” The Sludgelord
“The finest work the three-piece have yet issued, hands down.” The Obelisk

Interview & Full Album Stream: Pat Harrington of Geezer on Groovy and More

Only August shares new single “Coast to Coast” from forthcoming record

He has been hard at work to bring his debut album to life, and has just released a new single from the forthcoming record. “Coast to Coast” is a song of persistence, determination and resilience. It tells stories of lifetime adventures, traveling across both the East and West Coast.

RIDE’s Mark Gardener teams with Telepopmusik’s 2Square on ‘Chained’ single

Mark Gardener presents ‘Chained’, a single for which he collaborated with 2Square, a.k.a. Stephan Haeri of France’s Telepopmusik. This song comes from a deep space, as Gardener eluciates on a past attempt to face, beat and get away from some personal demons and unhealthy situations and temptations.

Recorded in Haeri’s small Parisian smoky apartment in the Strasbourg-Saint-Denis area, Gardener notes that this is “up there with my favourite collaborations ever”, saying this will “hopefully take our minds away from all current madness we’re living in”. Written by Stephan Haeri and Mark Gardener with Gardener’s lyrics, this single was mixed by Stephan Haeri and mastered by Mark Gardener at OX4 Sound.


LPX is the genre defying solo project of Lizzy Plapinger. Co-founder of boutique record label Neon Gold Records (Christine and the Queens, Haim, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Marina, Ellie Goulding, Matt Maeson etc) and lead singer of alt pop darlings MS MR.


Memory of a Melody, the five piece band hailing from San Antonio, Texas. They released their new EP entitled “Burn Alive” back in March 2020. Today they are pleased to announce their new lyric video for a scorcher of a song, entitled “Mary Go Round.”

Sleepless Nights premiere made-in-isolation video for “Greatest Hits” via CBC Music

Created over two days, the video captures the incredible anxiety of doing something as simple as leaving the house during the nation-wide lockdowns. Shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio to heighten the feeling of confinement, the clip explores the anxieties of isolating yourself from the world while trying to do your part to help it.


Leeds, England’s Higher Power have shared an official music video for “Rewire (101),” which is featured on their Roadrunner Records debut LP, 27 Miles Underwater. Streaming now on Higher Power’s official YouTube channel, the video compiles archived footage from the band’s recent tours across the U.S. / Europe.

Veio Release Music Video For “Crux”

Portland, Oregon’s alt metal/prog rockers Veio today release the explosive music video for the brand-new single “Crux.” It’s the second track to be released from their upcoming album Vitruvian, out on June 19 through Silent Majority Group and follows the band’s benchmark achievement of amassing more than 1 million streams on Spotify this spring.

Witch Taint Drop Video For “Changes (a Little Less Time for Satan)” via Metal Injection – WATCH!

“When we wrote ‘Changes (a Little Less Time for Satan),’ we knew we had written one of the greatest songs of all-time, but we had no idea we had also written an anthem for 2020 that will probably unite the whole world and stuff, which is awesome. Also, it’s the only song we know of to successfully rhyme “brutal” with “garbage removal,” so we’re pumped about that too. Hail Satan,” says co-founder and guitarist Lance the King of Black Metal.

WITCH TAINT Goes Through “Changes (A Little Less Time For Satan)”

THE THIRD KIND: Metal Injection Premieres “Electronic Moon”

Formed by current and former members of All Out War, Bastard Clan, Vise Massacre, Strap Hangers, The Last Crime, Run Like Hell, Big Gunz, Shiro And The Raw Dogs, Awkward Thought, On The Offense, and many others THE THIRD KIND delivers the follow-up to their 2018-released eponymous debut EP with Man vs Earth. Having re-forged the alloy of their metal and taken their destruction to the next level, their proper debut album Man vs Earth drops eight tracks in under twenty-three minutes, where bulldozing thrash metal assaults and groove-heavy hardcore hooks that draw the listener into the science-fiction fantasies the lyrics depict.

THE THIRD KIND Brings Sci-Fi And Riffs On New Song “Electronic Moon”

Robin Thicke shares soulful ballad “Forever Mine” in tribute to Andre Harrell

The five-time GRAMMY award nominee and panelist on “The Masked Singer” has been isolating at home, like most of the world during these unprecedented times, spending quality time with his children. “Forever Mine” takes a moment to slow things down and give thanks to a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love, with Thicke crooning the lyrics, “can’t let a love like this pass you by.” The ballad comes packed with sultry jazz saxophone intermixed with a quintessential piano melody, all driven by Thicke’s powerful vocals.

NY electronic artist Photay shares “Is It Right?”

It’s 2020, and everyone is exhausted. Things are falling apart, and then there’s the day-to-day stress of just existing in the modern world. Screens are everywhere, we’re all tethered to our phones and social media; trying to keep up with it all seems just as impossible as unplugging altogether, especially when we’re all feeling that neverending push to always be productive—inspiration and motivation be damned.

Celeste Releases “I Can See The Change” Today

Speaking about the story behind the new single, Celeste explains, “It was a strange time for me as externally lots of exciting things were happening in my life, but internally I was feeling flat. I felt disconnected from myself and the world around me, so I knew something needed to change… It’s difficult for me to fully articulate, but when I started writing the song I pictured a blurry, unidentified image far off in the distance that I knew I had to move closer to in order to understand what it was and perhaps what it meant, but also realising that the journey wasn’t going to be easy. Ultimately the song is about hope and change but knowing that to obtain this requires effort, patience and conviction.”

Listen to Celeste’s Finneas-produced new single ‘I Can See The Change’

DWY Shares “Latchkey” Via WILDER

DWY today shares new single “Latchkey” via WILDER, the singles label from Future Classic and Tom Windish. DWY writes introspective R&B-leaning tracks backed by subtly hypnotic beats and catchy, addictive hooks.”Latchkey” is about a lonely kid who’s fallen into the wrong crowd, forced to make decisions too young while his mom is at work, he’s slipping up and looking at his future.

Maryland Prodigy YungManny Shares ‘Confused’ EP, Wilds Out in “Moana Pt. 2” Video

Breaking out of Prince George County, Maryland in 2018 as a precocious and undeniably talented 15-year-old, YungManny hit it big with viral videos like “Moana” and “I’m YungManny” (1.8 million views). He kept the momentum going in 2019 with hits like “All My Guys Are Ballers” (3.2 million views), earning glowing press coverage in Pitchfork, Washington Post, and more. Now emerging as one of his region’s most promising young stars, along with his older cousin and frequent collaborator Xanman, YungManny is primed to make the leap from local hero to national name. Stay tuned for more music and visuals from YungManny

Fat Night debut new single “Special”

“Special” further establishes their signature soulful sound and is an exploration into the band’s modern take on soul classics. Opening with a smooth R&B influenced introduction, the track features crooning vocals from keyboardist Gabe Gundacker that seamlessly turns into a dancefloor ready, funk inspired tune.

PREMIERE: Fat Night Release New Single “Special”

WINO: new single “The Song’s at the Bottom of the Bottle” streaming on Brooklyn Vegan

Doom metal godfather SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH unveils a stirring new track taken from his forthcoming solo album ‘Forever Gone’, out on June 26th on Ripple Music. Stream “The Song’s at the Bottom of the Bottle” exclusively via Brooklyn Vegan!

The release of Scott “Wino” Weinrich’s long-awaited new acoustic effort ‘Forever Gone’ will mark the launch of Ripple Music’s “Blood and Strings: The Ripple Acoustic” 12″ vinyl series, which present albums of acoustic heaviness from some of the most admired names in riff-rock and metal.

A-Trak and Dave 1 team up as The Brothers Macklovitch

Joining a storied lineage of family entertainers like the Isleys, the Allmans and the Baldwins, Grammy-nominated siblings A-Trak and Dave 1 have made their mother happy and finally released music together. Under the moniker The Brothers Macklovitch, the turntable icon and Chromeo frontman meld funky influences from their formative days (Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Masters At Work) with crisp production and soulful hooks, aided by rising R&B star Leven Kali on debut Fool’s Gold single “Give Love To Get Some”—

New deathgaze song ‘Embers’

VAZUM releases new deathgaze song and video Embers from the forthcoming album Vampyre Villa.

Lateb & Oblivious recruit M-Dot for New “Up Up And Away” Video shot in Miami

Mass duo W.O.K.E. (Lateb & Oblivious) team up with Boston rhyme vet M-Dot for the long awaited music video to their high energy single “Up Up and Away” produced by Jon Glass (Joyner Lucas, Hopsin, Token, etc.) & IV the Polymath. The Summery visuals were shot between Massachusetts and Miami, FL by Red Bridge Productions and the single is extracted from their self-titled album “W.O.K.E.” Out Now on all digital platforms.


PETALS FOR ARMOR also arrived alongside a new companion video to the album highlight, “Dead Horse,” directed by Paramore’s Zac Farro and streaming now via YouTube HERE. Produced by Taylor York, Williams’ lead collaborator in the GRAMMY® Award-winning Paramore, PETALS FOR ARMOR was greeted by overwhelming international praise and press coverage from renowned outlets including Vogue, Interview, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, Harpers Bazaar, NPR, PAPER, Nylon, Teen Vogue, Stereogum, Glamour, Grammy.com, USA Today, and Vanity Fair, just to name a few.

Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons move LP release to June 26th

NYC cult favorites Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons announced in an interview with Review Fix that their new album, Razor Wing Butterfly, will now be released on June 26th.

“What’s next depends on what happens with the world,” Leckie tells Review Fix. “I hope to have a CD release party as soon as it is safe in NYC and it will be so great to see my demons again. I also have fall tour dates booked in Europe but will only go to play if its the right thing to do… as long as I can sit down and write songs, I will be alright.”