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Neil Finn Releases New Single ‘Find Your Way Back Home’

As the Auckland City Mission marks its centenary, it has received a special gift from one of its favourite sons. New Zealand musician Neil Finn is donating a song to the building of HomeGround – the Mission’s most ambitious project yet. He created the song – ‘Find Your Way Back Home’ – to help raise funds and awareness for the purpose-built housing and social services facility in Auckland.

HATE DRUGS have released their motivational track “Night I (Don’t Stop)”

Indie-pop group HATE DRUGS have released their motivational track “Night I (Don’t Stop)” today. In the turmoil that we currently call reality, HATE DRUGS provides us with a helping hand to get through the dark times.


“In this journey we call life, us as humans will inevitably fall off the path. Sometimes due to forces outside of our control. But we always find our way. This is the theme song to Our Comeback. Let’s Find A Way,” says Duckwrth on the track.

Indie Pop Singer Songwriter MICHAEL BUONO Shares Spirited and Nostalbic New Single “TV”

New York-based indie pop singer/songwriter Michael Buono looks back wistfully on the agony of modern dating on his new song “TV.” Written before the crushing mass isolation of the Covid era, Buono sets up various scenarios of single life and the ensuing frustrations of disconnection. The song pivots from acoustically-inflected hopeful verses to boisterously contrarian choruses that crash sarcastically with tongue firmly in cheek. Overall, “TV” effectively triggers a nostalgic longing for the good old days of singledom and the supreme value of hanging with friends. Co-produced by Buono and Louis Benedetti at Thompson Studios in NYC, the song features Buono on vocals and all instruments (including ukulele), as well as Chris Meehan and Michael Temple on backup vocals. “TV” will be released digitally on May 29.

Neon Dreams Share Timely New Single “Sick of Feeling Useless”

Halifax alt-pop duo Neon Dreams has released their new single “Sick of Feeling Useless,” available to stream on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and all DSPs worldwide. Neon Dreams has already seen a busy 2020, with the release of the single “Turn Back Now” which was championed by Billboard.


With over 2 million streams of his new single ‘Back Porch’ – today Willie Jones shares the official video for the single out via 4 SOUND / EMPIRE. Filmed in Venice, California with a barn, pond, guitar and back porch, it starts out as a solo backyard party before Willie invites all his friends over to join in the BBQ and listen to music into the night.

fakelife – Fall Behind EP

Matt Couchois of atmospheric indie-pop project, fakelife, has had his share of music biz “almosts” in a career that has included partnering with a superstar manager and experiencing something of a label signing frenzy. Yet, a few years ago, he found himself entering his 30s living with his parents with no musical prospects. Today, the Chino Hills, California-based artist bounces back with a series of singles, including the new single, Drugs All Night, from his upcoming EP.

Apple Sauce Debuts Video for “That Bird”

Quirky Prog heads Apple Sauce have delighted their fans with a brand new track off of their debut album out later this year. Today, the Italian quintet has one mission alone: to teach everyone how to make true, Italian pizza. And what better suggestions can you follow other than the ones coming from five Italian metalheads? Read more about the single, and check it out via New Noise Magazine.

Video Premiere: Apple Sauce ‘Sausages & Pears’

French Alternative-Rock Revenants PERSEIDE streamed new album ‘The Only Thing’

Today is the day : after spending last weeks to share some various audio and video excerpts from the effort and as announced, French alternative-rockers from Lyon PERSEIDE just released their debut full-length album ‘The Only Thing’ on CD & Digital through all the main legal platforms.


Grande fox, the 4-members Space Psychedelic Stoner Heavy Rock band from Thessaloniki, Greece, recently released the EP “Kulning” and their debut album “Space Nest”, and they prepared for the second full-length album”Empty nest”. The single “Documento” is a first characteristic sample of their unique style.

From the Vastland (Nor) “The Haft Khan” @ Black Metal

From The Vastland is a black metal band which started out by Sina In late 2010 in Iran but it became a full members band later when he moved to Norway in 2013 and started to work with known Norwegian musicians such as Vyl (Whoredome Rife, ex-Keep of Kalessin, Gorgoroth), Tjalve (Horizon Ablaze, Svartelder, ex-1349, Den Saakaldte), Spektre (Gaahls Wyrd, Svartelder, Horizon Ablaze) and Destruchtor (Nordjevel, Myrkskog, ex-Morbid Angel).

ENSHADOWED (Gre) “Stare Into the Abyss” @ Black Metal

Enshadowed born back in 1998. The vision of the band was to create underground black metal art in a unique level. The Scandinavian sound was the main influence but not only. Until 2001 released 4 demo releases. In year 2002 the debut was finally out. In the all next years, Enshadowed were again and again in the studio. Many EP releases recorded and released from underground labels. Enshadowed took a part in many live shows, supporting also great bands like Mayhem, Dodheimsgard, Impaled Nazarene, Dark Funeral, Nargaroth and more. The flame of creativity is still burning and the fourth full length album Stare Into The Abyss is a fact for year 2020. Odium Records is the mastermind behind the release.

Mazikeen (AU) “The Solace of Death” @ Symphonic Black Metal

MAZIKEEN started in 2013 as a solo project by Andrew Shiells. The first demo tracks created with the help of Chris Meyer (from band Aberration Nexus) who did some drums and synths. Some of these early demos released on Youtube. In March 2016 a 16 min EP was recorded at Against The Grain Studios with a number of session musicians. Vocals later done by Josh Young (from Atra Vetosus) apart from one track completed by Ashahalasin (Somnium Nox).

WATCH – Herizen Reveals The Enthralling ‘Hellboy’ Official Video

The Cuban-Jamaican artist released ‘Hellboy’ last Friday (29th May) – defined by Herizen as a grungey, urban pop track, self-written ‘Hellboy’ introduces her now-signature sound. Herzen’s alluring vocal effortlessly slices through the heavy bass trap-rock production, giving us a taste of her upcoming EP, which is set to be released this year. The enthralling music video – which was filmed by Herizen together with a few friends and family – brings the ominous single to life.

LA VISION & GIGI D‘AGOSTINO release “Hollywood”

The living legend strikes again! Dance music icon GIGI D’AGOSTINO (‘In My Mind’) delivers a unique collaboration and presenting one of Italy’s hottest newcomers: on May 29th producer, songwriter and singer ‘LA VISION’ is releasing his debut single “Hollywood” ….and letting a real dancefloor monster track out of the cage! When you hear LA VISION serving you the hook “It’s gonna happen tonight / I’m gonna make you feel right” you can take his words literally! The highly addictive club banger is LA VISION’s collaboration with Italian record-breaking DJ GIGI D’AGOSTINO, who achieved over 820 million streams and over 600 million YouTube views. Additionally he topped the Official German Single Charts and dominated the charts and playlists around the globe. In 2019 he has reached over 370 million streams on Spotify. Now he is bringing us the joint track with LA VISION – and with “Hollywood” another electrifying mega hit.

Camille Delean’s ‘Cold House Burning’ is out this Friday

Camille Delean appeared on the Canadian music scene in 2017 with the release of her debut, Music On the Grey Mile. The album introduced the Montreal-based songwriter and vocalist’s work as a self-contained sound world: a distinct palette, stylistically timeless, full of place and character. Through live performances in Canada and Europe with her band—a rotating ensemble of Montreal, Hull and Toronto musicians—the three years since have seen Delean bend moody, evocative folk-rock further down a path of her own. That evolution is now captured in a follow-up LP, Cold House Burning, the hypnotic documenting of a spiral of solitude.

Stonebwoy delivers spiritual video for opening album track ‘La Gba Gbe’

Hot on the heels of his outstanding album Anloga Junction, Afro-Dancehall star Stonebwoy has unveiled an incredibly deep and meaningful official video for the opening track of the project, ‘La Gba Gbe’.

French Acid-Fuzz/Psych/Stoner-Rock duo Electric Jaguar Baby shared new music video “Blood Lust”

A few of months after the official release of their debut full-length album, out on CD, LP, tape & Digital through their own imprint El Diablo Records and the German label Slice Of Wax Records, the two Parisian Acid-fuzz/stoner/psych rockers ELECTRIC JAGUAR BABY just shared another music video illustrating the song “Blood Lust” (feat. Bonnie Bloomgarden of Death Valley Girls) and available right now on YouTube.

Grace Gillespie – My new song HUH is out now!

I wrote the lyrics to “HUH” whilst cycling to work and watching the miserable commuters dragging themselves to places they don’t want to be. The absurdity of the situation struck me and I momentarily saw the scene as if through the eyes of a child, asking – why do we do this to ourselves?

NEW Single and Video: Tommaso Varisco “Big Sleep” (guitar songwriter, americana).

“Big Sleep” is the second single taken from “All the Seasons of the Day”, the album that Tommaso Varisco released late 2019 on Seahorse Recordings.