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WATCH: Kyd The Band Reveals ‘Hard Feelings’ Official Video, Out Today.

The ‘Hard Feelings’ visual was directed by longtime friend and collaborator Garret Hayes. It was filmed during lockdown in an intimate setting as Kyd The Band records the vocals for the riveting track. Premiered with Complex UK they said that ‘Hard Feelings’ is “a pop epic with bags of chart potential”.


Indiana’s Hoops released their critically-acclaimed debut album Routines in 2017, and soon after, announced an indefinite hiatus. The trio – friends, singers, and multi-instrumentalists Drew Auscherman, Kevin Krauter and Keagan Beresford – had been making music together for almost half of their lives, but the band had begun to feel more like a burden than an outlet, so they decided to call it quits. “I think we had lost a lot of steam,” explains Krauter.

Video: RED RUM CLUB return with ELEANOR – OUT NOW

Triumphant and joyous! Red Rum Club, who exploded from Liverpool with sold out tours and a glorious debut album in 2019, return with their first new music of the year in Eleanor, a sugar-tipped arrow fired directly from Cupid’s bow. OUT NOW on Modern Sky, the happy gang of party-starters have played it from the heart, delivering a much-needed shot-in-the-arm right on the cusp of summer. Working once again at their home city’s legendary Parr Street Studios in the company of producer Chris Taylor (Blossoms, The Coral, She Drew The Gun), Eleanor is the first, brand new song from the band this year.

AILBHE REDDY – Releases blissful “Time Difference” single

Written on the precipice of a break-up, “Time Difference” captures a moment of realisation as two lovers find their lives veering in opposite directions. Personal and poignant, the track was written in the middle of a run of dates with Will Varley in 2018, as Ailbhe began to embrace the out-of-hours lifestyle demanded of a touring musician. Alone in her hotel room after a show in Glasgow, the disparity between the city’s bustling nightlife with her own isolation seemed to echo the vacillating feelings of loneliness and excitement she felt at that time in her life. Pausing in a moment of reflection and realisation, “Time Difference” fell into place there and then.


When thinking about what ‘Giants’ meant to him in the wake of recent events, and what it could mean to other people, Dermot took inspiration from the poem ‘What if 2020 Isn’t Cancelled?’ by Leslie Dwight. The poem highlights the need for change and how this year could serve as a wakeup call. Speaking on the track, Dermot says;

Barbarossa Shares New Single: ‘Make It Through’

“‘Make It Through’ is about dealing with failures or challenges you are confronted with in life. When you are feeling overwhelmed at the challenges life has dealt you but somehow the support system around you – whoever or whatever that may be – give you the courage to persevere. Sometimes you even find another gear or inner strength you didn’t know you had to overcome.”


Sony Music has launched Iconic Music Backgrounds for video conferencing, featuring a collection of imagery from Sony Music artists’ most recognizable and celebrated album covers and music videos.

With millions of people using video conferencing to work and socialize from home, Iconic Music Backgrounds allows users to replace the backdrop of their homes and insert themselves into their favorite album covers and music videos, from the 1960s to the present day.

BEANS ON TOAST: ‘Glastonbury Weekend’ – A Brand New Single

With the Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts postponed this year because of you-know-what, Beans’ latest single arrives on what would have been its 50th Anniversary celebration.


Speaking on the release, Oscar Welsh states:

Sixteen is a song about a tense relationship which lasted from early teens to adulthood. I guess it just illustrates the frustration an individual has when an admirer doesn’t know when to stop chasing.

Abhi The Nomad Shares New Track “Risky Business”

Today Austin rapper Abhi The Nomad has released “Risky Business,” the second track from his new album Abhi vs. The Universe, coming this fall. The video for this new track picks up where the last left off, with Abhi progressing through the video game challenge he began in the album’s teaser video.


When thinking about what ‘Giants’ meant to him in the wake of recent events, and what it could mean to other people, Dermot took inspiration from the poem ‘What if 2020 Isn’t Cancelled?’ by Leslie Dwight. The poem highlights the need for change and how this year could serve as a wake up call. Speaking on the track, Dermot says;

Cold War Kids share new video for “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now”

Cold War Kids have released a video for “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now” directed by Mezzy (Lil Peep documentary, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboy Carti, Lil Tracy, Boyscouts) and shot during quarantine with a small COVID safe group. “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now” heralds the bands upcoming release, New Age Norms 2, the second installment of the three-album trilogy out later this year.

Sergeant Buzfuz explore lockdown London streets in video for ‘There’s Idiots, Then There’s Idiots With Money’

Legendary Sheffield band Sergeant Buzfuz are back with their new video for their brilliantly titled new single, ‘There’s Idiots, Then There’s Idiots With Money’ out today.

SEETHER Returns With First New Album in 3 Years

Three years after releasing their critically acclaimed record Poison The Parish, multi-platinum selling rock band SEETHER announces their highly anticipated return with the new album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum out August 28th, 2020 via Fantasy Records. Translating to “If You Want Peace, Prepare For War,” the album features 13 new tracks, a primal mix of euphoria and misery, undoubtedly some of the strongest material of SEETHER’s illustrious career, including the beautifully tormented first single “Dangerous” released today alongside an animated music video created by noted Turkish director Mertcan Mertbilek (Santana, Ray Charles, Ravi Shankar, Elvis Costello).

Regard unveils new mobile and desktop game ‘Regard Runner’

Drawing inspiration from Regard’s creative, the addictive ‘Regard Runner’ game takes fans into Regard’s world where they’ll play to collect points which unlock exclusive prices. Points are displayed on a leader board and fans can screenshot and share their scores on socials.


Today, global DJ/Producer and entrepreneur, Steve Aoki is back with a remix of J-pop artist, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Japanese No.1 platinum-selling single, ‘Ninja Re Bang Bang’ released on Smash The House.

North Carolina’s H.C. McEntire announces new album Eno Axis, shares video for “Time, On Fire”

H.C. McEntire’s new song “Time, On Fire” builds and retracts with a driving pop drum beat, exploring movement like the ebb and flow of a river. It’s the perfect scene setter for Eno Axis, a new album McEntire aptly named after the river she lives beside, North Carolina’s sprawling Eno.

Australia’s Skegss Release New Single “Under The Thunder” Via Loma Vista Recordings, New Video Out Now

The rising Byron Bay, Australia-based rock trio Skegss today released their rollicking new single “Under The Thunder,” produced by Catherine Marks (Manchester Orchestra, PJ Harvey, The Killers), alongside a video directed by Kai Neville; watch it HERE. Filmed on 16mm, the clip sees the band of Ben Reed (vocals, guitar), Toby Cregan (bass), and Jonny Lani (drums) break out from quarantine to take a day trip in Toby’s yellow commodore, with psychedelic worms in tow.