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Indiana Jones, Terminator & More Star in Russian Indie Band, Apache Rose’s Video for New Single ‘Blind Spot’

Somewhat ironically combining sounds from the British Invasion of the Sixties and the Alternative guitar bands of the Nineties, Apache Rose are the Russian musical offensive we can all be joyful about! Built around the Muscovite engine of Ilya Novokhatskiy, Apache Rose is far from Russian interference, with the earworms of The Beatles and the raw swagger of The Strokes. Apache Rose’s latest single is Blind Spot, a ‘tribute’ to reckless taxi drivers worldwide and with an overarching theme of being careful not to put yourself in situations you can’t control.

Striking live performance musicians Paradas share video for ‘Lost Cause’ single

Leeds based indie-rock band Paradas have shared the music video for their newly released single, ‘Lost Cause’. The single is lifted from their upcoming EP, After This which will be available on the 17th of June. Paradas’ previous single from the album, ‘With No Feeling’ was premiered via VENTS Magazine. The outfit have received a fair amount of support from the BBC with radio play from BBC Introducing Alan Raw and BBC Sussex & BBC Surrey’s Sylvie Blackmore. Paradas has played at over 30 gigs across the UK with performances as support for the likes of Red Rum Club and Max Bloom, of Yuck.

BEANS ON TOAST – Releases A Damning New Protest Song

Yes. Like the deceptive “daily briefings” and fudged figures we’re expected to swallow, the title of Beans’ new single is deliberately misleading too.

A world away from fun and games of its usual day-to-day activities, the theme-park-turned-coronavirus-testing-centre in Surrey was recently exposed for its severe failings to return the critical results of patients and NHS staff. With many results returned to the wrong person or even lost completely, Beans uses ‘Chessington World of Adventures’ as a case study to exemplify the complete incompetence of the current government as they scramble to lie and cover their backs.


Dukes of the Orient, which features John Payne and Erik Norlander, will finally release their eagerly anticipated second album, “Freakshow” on August 7, 2020. “Freakshow” is the second album from Dukes of the Orient, the international AOR band with a Mid-Atlantic Prog accent, following their impressive self-titled debut that successfully launched the group in 2018. The first taste of music from the album comes in the form of the single and video, ‘The Monitors’. See it here:

Dust In The Sunlight release video for ‘Strangest Places’

Following on from the release of singles ‘Dust In The Sunlight’ and ‘Strangest Places’, alt-pop duo Dust In The Sunlight now deliver their eagerly-awaited eponymous EP.

Featuring their previous offerings alongside the new additions ‘Winter Monday’ and ‘Old Dream’, the pair look to cement themselves as bright and engaging singer-songwriters on the contemporary pop landscape.

Goo Goo Dolls Debut New Live Video For “Fearless”

Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have released a brand new live video for their uplifting new single, “Fearless.” The performance was filmed at the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI during the band’s fall 2019 headlining tour in support of their 12th studio album Miracle Pill (Warner Records).

Treva Blomquist Announces New Album ‘Snakes & Saints’ Out July 31

Every so often, great songwriters will take a leap of faith, allowing the songs themselves to steer the ship. When longtime Americana-leaning artist Treva Blomquist started recording her new album Snakes & Saints, she learned firsthand the scary-but-rewarding process of letting go and giving the songs what they deserve—and the result is stunning. Available everywhere on July 31st, Snakes & Saints finds Blomquist, along with producers Nathan Johnson and J. Brandon Owens (ENJOYER), departing from her more traditional sound and exploring a musical world more akin to indie-pop, complete with lo-fi drum loops and polyphonic synth soundscapes; different, but never distracting from Blomquist’s heartfelt delivery of ten new original songs.

Treva Blomquist Reminds People “The Light” Can Drive Out Darkness

NEW REMIX VIDEO by Billboard-charting Duo BLISSBLISS – “What’s Going On? (Hex Hector Afro Tech Vibe Remix)”

Sophisti-Pop duo BlissBliss release their new music video for their track, “What’s Going On? (Hex Hector Afro Vibe Tech Remix)”. Grammy-award winning producer Hex Hector has remixed hit singles by Jennifer Lopez (“Waiting for Tonight”), Toni Braxton (“Unbreak My Heart”), Mel C from the Spice Girls (“I Turn to You”) as well as Whitney Houston (“I Will Always Love You”).

Keffa – ‘Victimless Crimes’ EP

Stream and purchase Victimless Crimes, executively produced by Multi-Platinum & GRAMMY award winners Ken Lewis and Brent Kolatalo (Taylor Swift, Kayne West). I worked with my guys Ehcee, Jhyve, Matt Kahane, Quin Kiu, Brandon Leger, Josh McTyre (½ of Prince Innocence) & Jim Anderson. It was lit.

Avant-garde Metal Trio Imperial Triumphant’s ‘Alphaville’ Out July 31st

“No one knows what the future shall look like. Well, some might know the shape of things to come. Some will bet on it. Perhaps we’re living it. Perhaps it will be quite different. If we had a special looking glass that could reveal millennia of repeated timelines we might observe big dreams for a bright future, built upon systemic shifts that eventually fall. Behold the future,” states IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT about the release.

Video: T.R.3 – “Vices & Devices” Ft. Self Provoked & Jon Swaii

Magnetic Atlanta-based rapper and artist, T.R.3 is back at it, dropping a new single and video for “Vices & Devices.” It’s the latest single is string of bangers with long-time collaborator, respected SoCal producer Ariano.

Radio Chart Toppers The Unlikely Candidates Release New Single “High Low”

“‘High Low’ is about isolation, loneliness and longing for human connection. We’re all still here for one another even when we can’t be together,” states Unlikely Candidates frontman Kyle Morris.

French stoner/fuzz/garage power-trio Prohibition Dead shared new music video “Again”

A couple of weeks after the official release of their brand new EP called ‘Unless You’re afraid to change’, and after already premierd a video for the single “Corona Girl” a couple of days ago, French stoner/fuzz/garage power-trio Prohibition Dead just premiered a brand new official music video illustrating the song “Again” available right now on YouTube.

CULTUS BLACK Releases Live In-Studio Music Video for Single ”Witch Hunt”

Cult-like metal band, Cultus Black is set to release their latest track, “Witch Hunt” today in the form of a live in-studio music video. Blackplate productions wanted to capture the raw intensity of Cultus Black and they felt this was the best way to do it. This is not a well-polished, plastic, auto-tuned sort of production. This thing is raw, intense and most of all… its real. Cult leader “L” was quoted as saying “This track is for anyone who has ever felt persecuted, anyone who has ever felt like a victim, anyone who was ever made to feel stupid or less than. This song is here to show the world that we don’t give a fuck.”

Young Music DYMG “Letter To A Boss” New Single!

Young Mountain Debuts First Single And Video “James Albert”

Released on the anniversary of his passing, “James Albert” was written in memory of guitarist Jason Mays’ late father. “One of the goals I have for this band is to have as many as my friends involved with this band as possible,” Mays shares with Substream. “I’m still not entirely over the death of my father, but I’m so happy that a bunch of my friends could help me use this as an outlet to honor the memory of my dad, I just hope people can hear how much heart we put into this and I hope this makes my dad proud.”

PREMIERE: Young Mountain (members of Slaves, ISMFOF, Woe Is Me) debut emotional first single, “James Albert”

Norwegian rapper Ivan Ave shares “Hope/Nope” video with FLOOD Magazine

“The video for Hope/Nope came about right after the initial phase of self isolation here in Oslo. Mats, Thomas and I really wanted to get out of the house and create something, but we of course had to wait until restrictions were softened up enough. I think we brought that energy into the execution of Mats’ ideas. I think the song is a good fit with that energy. That restlessness combined with a dreamy slumber.”

PREMIERE: Ivan Ave Gurneys Back Into Society in “Hope/Nope” Video

Eileen Carey’s Stop Motion Music Video for “Finally” Has Surpassed 100K Views On YouTube!

With “Finally”, Eileen Carey amplifies emotions we at time have difficulty describing with crystal clarity. “Strong emotions sometimes cry out for strong language,” Carey asserts. The Hype Magazine describes the successful music video as “refreshing and welcoming to watch.” Carey’s latest single “Finally” follows the international success of her chart-topping hit “Meet Me Halfway”, released in May 2019. Both tracks continue Carey’s uplifting musical style as well as her trademark take on love.

Lucero’s Ben Nichols shares acoustic video for Vet Forward charity

Ben Nichols from the punk rock stalwarts Lucero has teamed up with Vet Forward for the release of a live acoustic version of “To My Dearest Wife” from the band’s 2018 album Among The Ghosts. Vet Forward, an organization designed to help raise money for larger veteran charities and programs, chooses one artist a month to perform a song and highlight a charity of their choice. Nichols will be raising awareness for Disabled American Veterans with the special performance.

Iconic ’60s American Garage Band THE LIMITS Release New Single “I WON’T TELL”

THE LIMITS, who formed in the mid sixties in Allentown, Pennsylvania, have been called “the quintessential American Garage Band” by the late, legendary Alex Chilton. Recently two collections, GARAGE NUGGETS 65-68 (highlighting their earliest teen efforts) and the more sophisticated SONGS ABOUT GIRLS (’80s compilation) have been reissued on all digital musical platforms courtesy of a licensing arrangement with Garage Masters, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc.


Con solo 9 años de edad, el joven exponente de la música Urbana Jorge Luis Menéndez, mejor conocido en el mundo artístico como Jhon Menez, se lanza con el pie derecho al mercado de la música, con el tema “Que Tu No Llores” junto al cantante popular Yulien Oviedo. Jhon es un niño nacido en Havana, Cuba que piso un estudio de grabación a los 7 años de edad, y allí se dio cuenta que su talento y sueño era incursionar en el mundo de la música.

Marin Patenaude shares sophomore album, Sight Unseen

Marin Patenaude’s confessional folk is deeply honest, inspired by the wildness of nature, the messiness of human connection, and the overwhelming desire to run away from it all. Emotional lyrics paired with softly powerful instrumentals craft stories that explore loving and losing, the fragility of the human condition, and stories of a rural upbringing.

JONAZ Presents “Cangrejita”, The Video Game Version Of His Latest Single

Following the thread of the video, the time has come to unveil the video game “Cangrejita by Jonaz”, a fun adventure in which Jonaz becomes the main character to travel through a world inspired by the video games of the 80’s and to be able to ultimately conquer Cangrejita. Meanwhile, on his way to her, he will come across “Los Aburridos”, who will try to destroy him, whom he will have to defeat with his guitar riffs and if he runs out of energy, there is nothing better than a good beer to recover and keep going. Through two levels, you can enjoy the music and the fearless adventure towards the winning barbecue and the Cangrejita, in the unique style of Jonaz.

RHYAN LAMARR Releases Powerful Visuals For New Single, “FIGHT ANOTHER DAY”

“FIGHT ANOTHER DAY” was written and produced by Rhyan LaMarr, Jack Red & Mod G. The (in-real-time) music video features Rhyan LaMarr, Gospel great Shirley Murdock, Emmy-award nominated and social media standout Destorm Power, Fox Network’s Empire’s’ Ta’Rhonda Jones, Chicago Crooner Jack Red, Latin music star Angie Rose, The River Duram Choir and North Carolina native Mod G.

Bent Arcana Announce Debut LP

Bent Arcana have announced the release of their debut self-titled LP and with it came the release of first single “The Gate.” The news was shared exclusively with Pitchfork. Bent Arcana features Ryan Sawyer, Peter Kerlin, Kyp Malone, Brad Caulkins, Tom Dolas, Marcos Rodriguez, Laena “Geronimo” Myers-Ionita, Joce Soubiran, Andres Renteria and John Dwyer

New York’s Marques Martin unveils bold, new Latin-inspired track “Belles”

With a fusion of Hip-Hop, brass and Latin inspired rhythm, “Belles” is a lyrical stream of consciousness concerning life’s brevity and the necessity for one to embrace their identity, while also a tribute to his great grandfather, Puerto Rican musical pioneer Ramon ‘Moncho’ Usera.

Guitarist Lawson Rollins’ imaginative “With the Wind” hopes to blow to the top of the charts

The winds of change are upon us and while possessing the power of destruction, wind can also purify, refresh and foster renewal. It’s the latter that world music guitarist Lawson Rollins had in mind when composing “With the Wind,” the second single from the recently released “True North” album, a collection that the Billboard chart-topper wrote and produced marking his 20th anniversary as a recording artist. The single recently serviced to radio began collecting playlist adds on Monday.

L.A.B – ‘In The Air’ – Number One Song In New Zealand

L.A.B have released a new package of their hit single, ‘In The Air’, featuring the original and an eclectic range of new remixes. Following on from the track becoming the first independent local release since 2012 to reach number one on the Offical New Zealand Top 40 Singles Chart, this package brings new versions of the track to life.

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