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Meg Lawrenson Captivates With ‘Use My Body’

Brighton based Meg Lawrenson is cementing her name as a real force in the pop realm and her latest release ‘Use My Body’ will grab you within an instant.

It is a track which takes influence from some of the commercial pop greats such as Paramore And Taylor Swift. But, yet the distinction in Meg’s delivery shouts volumes. Furthermore, we hear her deliver a sublime vocal on ‘Use My Body’ with a full band behind her, giving a robust and in your face quality.

IRATION Celebrates Essential Frontline Workers With Official Video For “Right Here Right Now”

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration has released the official music video for their latest single “Right Here Right Now” featuring Eric Rachmany from Rebelution and Stick Figure. The visual for the reggae-leaning anthem for our present lives, which first premiered with JamBase, celebrates the essential frontline workers, first responders, and everyday people helping throughout the COVID-19 pandemic via a wide selection of fan-submitted photos. Iration’s footage was captured in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Hawaii with Eric’s from Guam and Stick Figure filmed in Los Angeles.

Listen: Out Today – Chronixx feat. Kabaka Pyramid “Same Prayer”

Chronixx provides a pillar of strength and hope on “Same Prayer,” a benediction that carries a universal message throughout life’s ups and downs. Fellow Jamaican lyricist Kabaka Pyramid complements the song with a verse echoing his sentiment. Following “Dela Move,” “Same Prayer” is the second reveal from Chronixx’s upcoming sophomore album Dela Splash, which is slated for release later this year. The Zion I Kings produced track is available today (June 11) via Soul Circle Music and will feature an accompanying visual next week.

POWER TRIP Surprises Fans With Live In Seattle 05.28.18 Album Out Now Via Dark Operative

Texas metal quintet POWER TRIP surprises fans this week with a new release, issuing a crushing new live album. Live In Seattle 05.28.18 was issued overnight through Dark Operative and is now streaming in its entirety on all digital platforms.

Debut single and video by the new metal-trio The Waymaker

The record label Melodic Passion releases the first, self-titled single and video by The Waymaker – a new band consisting of Christian Liljegren (Narnia, Audiovision, ex. Divinefire), Jani Stefanovic (Zhakiah, ex. Divinefire) and Katja Stefanovic.

Today, Melodic Passion proudly presents The Waymaker – a new melodic metal trio from Finland and Sweden, consisting of long-time band mates Christian Liljegren (Narnia, Audiovision) & Jani Stefanovic (Zhakiah, Solution 45, Miseration) – both from Divinefire, and Jani’s wife – Katja Stefanovic (solo artist, ex. Random Eyes).


“Phones is back. The name I first released music under 17 years ago. Under the alias I remixed everyone from U2 to P Diddy between 2003 and 2013 and felt like time to bring the lo-fi house moniker back for a once over ‘Love Galaxy’.

Times have changed but Phones is still cheap.” – Paul Epworth

OUT TODAY | Arya Zappa releases new single “Now Or Always”

Enigmatic Berlin-based musician, performer and DJ Arya Zappa is set to release her debut album Dark Windows – a gothic, layered, new wave record that plays with the notion of identity. Ahead of that she’s released a spectacular new track today – complete with cinematic video – “Now Or Always”.

UNSEEN FAITH are back with the brand new hard-hitting single ‘Downfall’

UNSEEN FAITH are back with a brand new hard-hitting deathcore banger! With more than 1 million streams on their debut release ‘Dystopia’, the quintet has been making waves all around the world. Today they’re releasing the first single ‘Downfall’, from their upcoming sophomore album ‘Evoke’ – watch the accompanying music video above.

FUR return with the James Skelly-produced “Grow Up” | Announce headlining tour for 2021

Following a breakthrough 2019 for the band, Brighton’s FUR have been studiously working since the turn of the year on a host of new material, and made the decision to record pre-pandemic with James Skelly who, as well as his own work with The Coral, has recently produced two no.1 albums for Manchester’s Blossoms.

NEW SINGLE – Sigma x John Newman Collaborate On Huge Summer Single ‘High On You’ – Out Now.

BRIT Award nominated drum and bass duo Sigma shares their superb new track ‘High On You’ featuring John Newman, out now via 3Beat / Universal.

‘High On You’ follows on from this year’s ‘Rest Of My Life’ featuring Shakka, and is a summer anthem-in-the-waiting, complete with a classic house piano intro before launching into a euphoric, hands-in-the-air club classic.


Lloyd stated, “This was the first song I wrote after returning home from tour. At some point on the road you can lose track of where you are, waking up in a new city or country each day, to new people, cultures and foods. In a way I felt like an Alien on a spaceship, exploring the world.”


“next 2 me” follows the release of Armaan’s first English-language track, “Control”. Armaan collaborated with industry vet, Wayne Wilkins (Natasha Bedingfield, Beyoncé) on the bouncy pop track which Clash deemed a, “brilliantly effective pop song” – which has now had over 35 million streams across all digital platforms and almost 27 million times on YouTube already.

The Hempolics Share Indie Pop-tinged Single ‘Place Is Here’ feat. Faithless singer Harry Collier

‘Place Is Here’ is the latest offering from The Hempolics forthcoming album ‘Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Volume 2’, due for release on 3rd July.

‘Place Is Here’ is a wonderfully textured call to arms for people to seize the day led by resplendent piano hooks and the velvety tones of former Faithless singer Harry Collier. A feel-good summer anthem all the way, demonstrating The Hempolics can execute Indie Pop to match their vaunted Reggae numbers.