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Casket Grinder: Colombia’s Death Metallers Release New Album Fall into Dementia on Awakening Records

Conceived in 2010, CASKET GRINDER is a Death Metal band based in Medellín, Colombia. With the sole intention to create a distinctive and super aggressive old school sound, these metal maniacs have fused elements from both the American and European Death Metal scenes to produce a tasteful cacophony of instrumental dexterity and maleficent vocals.


In this new single ROËDS returns to the vocal feeling from his successful breakthrough track. Though listeners will undoubtedly recognize ROËDS processed vocals, ‘SUMMER’ is a livelier and more euphoric track suitable for feel-good summer vibes. In this song ROËDS pounding electronic soundscape is specially created to make people dance!


Merging the open-hearted honesty of country and hip-hop, Willie Jones plays with the conventions of both genres to create a sound that’s fresh for 2020. He’s quickly amassed 500,000 monthly listeners at Spotify, with millions of streams for ‘Bachelorettes On Broadway’, ‘Down For It’ and the recent ‘Back Porch’. Today, Willie Jones extends his route to the top by sharing his new track ‘Trainwreck’, which is out now via 4 SOUND / EMPIRE.

BOFO KWO New Single/Lyrics Video ‘The Massacre’ – Out Today!

The Massacre is the first lyric video from the new upcoming Bofo Kwo album Space/Time Carnivorium, released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on June 30th and it’s a story about our three main characters slaughtering of a group of worshipers.

The song captures the vibe as the three cannibals reminisce about the slaughter of a village, celebrating what ever false gods they are worshiping. The riffage draws heavily from doom metal and noise rock sprinkled with a little Black Sabbath amongst the bursts of slowly decaying frustration. Like memories that are too delicious and sweet but still faded and clouded to fully ingest.

Dust In The Sunlight release debut eponymous EP today through Project Melody

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.

Melancholic pop duo Yard Arms release accidental isolation anthem ‘These Four Walls’

Quick off the back of their latest successful single release ‘Mantra’, Yard Arms are back again with their third, gloriously melancholic EP ‘Sanctuary Lines’, due for release June 26th; by far the Bristol-based melancholic pop duo’s most polished and defined group of tracks since they formed in 2018, bursting with alt-indie hits set to soundtrack your summer.

LICE share new single ‘Arbiter’ | Out today via SETTLED LAW

This follows the band’s acclaimed returning single ‘Conveyor’, which was lauded by the likes of The Guardian and Loud and Quiet, receiving radio play from Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens, 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Radio X’s John Kennedy. This was followed by LICE’s debut headline tour (supported by Norman and Wych Elm), partially postponed due to Covid-19.

Vincent Darby delivers flawless new single, ‘Still Here We Are’

Produced in Shaggy’s Big Yard Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, ‘Still Here We Are’ deploys a chilled, downbeat production that allows Vincent’s flawless vocal prowess to take centre stage. He says, “‘Still Here We Are’ came from a place of not quite understanding the ‘situation-ship’ that I was in; a story about how something can be so good, but also so bad,”.

The Blinders share new single ‘Mule Track’

The Blinders have shared their new single, ‘Mule Track’, the latest to be taken from their upcoming album Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath, out on July 17th via Modern Sky UK. The track premiered with Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music yesterday, and features in Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist today.

GIPSY POWER love JIMI HENDRIX – New single “Little Wing” out now!

In 1994 the internationally hailed Swedish guitarist Steven Kautzky Andersson formed a band to present his visionary mix of Jimi Hendrix, gipsy music and heavy rock. Twenty-five years after the debut album Gipsy Power was nominated for a Swedish Grammy, highlighted by Guitar World and sold in thousands in Japan the band now returns – with new music, new faces and a new album on the way.


Today 5th June, New Zealand artist Andrew Spraggon, crafting under the moniker Sola Rosa, returns with the fresh new single, ‘Searching For Love’ feat. Kiko Bun, the inaugural release since his Way Up Recordings label partnered with Kartel Music Group, and the first offering from the forthcoming album, ‘Chasing The Sun’.

The Waterboys announce new album ‘Good Luck, Seeker’

The Waterboys, one of the most creative, loved and literate bands of the last four decades, return this summer with their 14th studio album Good Luck, Seeker. The first track to go live is the seven-minute mash-up manifesto ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’.

Comprising dramatic spoken-word over wild, relentless genre-busting music, ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’ might just be the greatest rock’n’roll record ever made – and one that is darkly appropriate for our weird, wired times.

New music: Offworld release new track ‘I Found Out’ today

Blending rock, soul, blues and gospel, OffWorld is new musical output from Hard-FI’s Richard Archer and acclaimed musicians; Krysten Cummings, Wolsey White, Smiley Barnard and Dale Davis.


Today, emerging band and recent Locomotion signees (Yungblud) WARGASM release their latest track ‘Spit’.

Created in lockdown, the video sees the band wreak havoc in typical WARGASM fashion. WARGASM on the track “When we wrote ‘Spit.’ it was about the disgust we felt with how people treat each other and the disgusting state of the world. sadly it’s ringing truer day by day. in times like this art is vital. silence is not the way we support the causes that we stand for. this is the time for change. make a positive impact.”

Lynch Kingsley drops ‘Death Cycles’ LP…

An eleven-track release, Death Cycles is a slow-burning journey that sees Kingsley craft rich, atmospheric soundscapes informed by his D&B background. The first half of the record is characterised by downbeat, ambient breakbeat exploration, with tracks like ‘Rites of Passage’ and ‘Distance Between Soundwaves’ expertly setting the scene. In the second half, both the tempo and intensity rise gradually, most notably with the pounding, rapid-fire breaks of ‘Acid Dream’, before things are closed out with the sophisticated liquid D&B sounds of ‘Reach Through Meditation Pt. 2’.

Levellers release new track ‘Burning Hate Like Fire’

The Levellers have shared the brand new video for ‘Burning Hate Like Fire’, which features Mark Chadwick on lead vocal, Kathryn Roberts on backing vocals and Stephen Boakes on didgeridoo. It’s the latest taste of their upcoming studio album Peace, which will be released on the 14th August via On The Fiddle recordings. Pre-order the album here.

Seraphina Simone’s single ‘Cherry’ dismantles the American Dream

‘Cherry’ is the first in a line of songs where one young female musician, Seraphina Simone, navigates her path through an impossible 21st century. We begin our journey with this halcyon indie-pop single, which challenges everything that we’re told will make us happier, but ultimately ends up a superficial rat race where no one wins.

Norwegian pop powerhouse Emilie Nicolas releases third album Let Her Breathe

Norwegian singer Emilie Nicolas today (5th June) releases her much-anticipated third album Let Her Breathe via Mouchiouse Music.

The album release follows the singles “Who’s Gonna Love You” and “If I Call”, and has been met with critical acclaim in Norway; 6/6 from NRK (Norway’s BBC equivalent) and 6/6 from Aftenposten (Norway’s biggest daily newspaper).

Nadia Rose Drops New Track ‘Too Bad’

The inimitable Nadia Rose has today released the second track from her AA-side single; ‘Too Bad’, following the recently released ‘Sugar Zaddy’, out now on her own label Qwerky Entertainment. ‘Too Bad’, which premiered last night c/o Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, displays Nadia’s trademark intuitive flow with flagrant lyricism and rhythmic beats – the perfect soundtrack to the start of the summer. In Nadia’s words, “Hot and cold; such a f****** Gemini but look close and you’ll see the Gem-in-I”.