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MAN WITH A MISSION release brand new single ‘Change The World’

Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have released their brand new single ‘Change the World’. The huge anthemic rock track is accompanied by an epic video featuring martial arts, parkour and more as an innocent couple battle their way out of an oncoming apocalypse.

Romeo Classic delivers floorfilling new single ‘Don’t Stop’

Romeo Classic has unveiled a 2020 reimagining of the S-Club 7 classic ‘Don’t Stop Moving’, out now.

Titled simply ‘Don’t Stop’, the track is a modern, high-energy take on the 2001 UK pop classic, upping the ante with euphoric piano keys, soulful vocals and a chunky bassline to create a certified dancefloor smash.


South Korean superstar quartet BLACKPINK are back with their new single “How You Like That” (YG Entertainment/Interscope Records), a pop song featuring the unique and signature sounds of BLACKPINK further embracing their message to move forward and fly higher in any dark situation.

K-Trap Releases New Video and Single ‘Shivers’

This latest release from the buzzworthy young rapper is the follow up to his last single ‘Private Snap’ . ‘Shivers’ takes us on an alternative journey with its summertime vibe and playful visuals. Trap’s distinctive flow laid over a euphoric beat, once again showcasing his evolving vision and pioneering sound that is quickly defining the UK rap scene.

LEISURE return with ethereal new single, ‘Slipping Away’

Critically acclaimed New Zealand band LEISURE shares their brand new single ‘Slipping Away’, out now via Nettwerk.

A delicate, weightless track, ‘Slipping Away’ glides by effortlessly, combining the soaring lead vocal with warm, relaxed instrumentation.

THUMPER – Release New Single ‘Topher Grace’ | Watch The Single Launch Live via Youtube – 27th June

The song is about going out on the rip as an act of self-destruction, thinly disguised as a voyage of self-reflection. It swings from sincerity to hyperbole and back again, in the voice of someone who’s too deep in it to see the wood for the trees. Honesty and braggadocio form a potent cocktail, as the narrative is bent to breaking point.

Jauz joins forces with Karra on brand new single, ‘Wildlife’

US DJ and producer Jauz has collaborated with rising singer-songwriter Karra on their new single, ‘Wildlife’, out now via Parametric Records (APG).

Made on Twitch via a Zoom call between the two artists, ‘Wildlife’ is a shimmering slice of dance-pop that pairs Karra’s soaring vocals with euphoric production that leaves a lasting impression.

Little Torment returns with ‘Flowers’, a song that pays homage to fallen heroes

Little Torment returns with ‘Flowers’, a song that pays homage to fallen heroes whilst urging us to show love and respect to those we admire close to us. Accompanied by sensitive visuals, the video depicts the evening news mourning the loss of legends and at the same time highlighting heroes at the Black Lives Matter marches, as well the NHS.

New > Duval Timothy > shares “Slave” video > featuring Twin Shadow

On Duval Timothy’s new single Slave feat. Twin Shadow Ibiye Camp’s sampled utterance of the word “slave” is twisted into a series of melodic looped knots, with a YouTube audio rip of Pharrell Williams critiquing record companies who play Master and force musicians into the role of contractually enchained property.

Brand New Release! Singer-Songwriter Josh Kroehn Wows Listeners With Brand New Stunning Track

Adelaide-based singer-songwriter Josh Kroehn has wowed listeners in his native Australia with his debut EP and is now looking to introduce is painfully barbed, heart-wrenching songs to a brand-new audience. His startlingly honest lyrics and fragile delivery give an urgency and poignancy to his songs, whilst his unusual guitar tunings and fingerstyle technique, leaving listeners bewildered that he is playing solo. His brand-new track is the stunning, purely acoustic, Never Found, a hugely affecting release in which the lyrics see him leaving behind a fabricated persona he had created to become the real Josh. The first glimpse at his debut album, to be released later this year, it sees an artist at the top of his game, ready to beguile music fans worldwide with his starkly honest confessionals.

OUT TODAY | Arya Zappa’s debut album Dark Windows

Enigmatic Berlin-based musician, performer and DJ Arya Zappa today releases her debut album Dark Windows – a gothic, layered, new wave record that plays with the notion of identity.

Mixing torch-song vocals that are as much Cabaret as Berlin-era Bowie, and taking musical influences from The Cure, Gary Numan, Grace Jones and Dead Can Dance, Dark Windows places Arya Zappa as the high priestess of cool androgyny and dark sensuality.

Introducing: Kasien shares video for debut single ‘All I See’

Today sees the release of ‘All I See’, the debut single from Kasien, one of UK hip hop’s most exciting new voices. The London-based artist is a singular talent whose name has been stirring in the underground for a short time, but today sees him deliver a powerful opening statement. ‘All I See’, produced by Cadenza and described by Kasien as being “about manifesting the better things in life to become a reality”, is part of an upcoming body of work, information on which will be announced soon.

British band MIYA MIYA share their fantastic debut EP: Cold Blood

MIYA MIYA – Ginnie (vocals), Jordan (vocals / keys), Gio (guitar) and James (drums) – started making music together after they connected at university. They grew up listening to classic artists like Fleetwood Mac, Queen and Jeff Buckley, which has heavily influenced their ‘distressed glamour’ style and huge, layered music.


Dead Method returns with their hotly anticipated new track Babylon, an assertive alternative pop anthem for outcasts and outsiders searching for their tribe. Taking influence from PC Music without falling back on cliche, the track was produced by Minas who has worked with Dan Betteridge, Tierny & Local to name a few.

French DJ/producer Bellaire drops his latest single ‘Daytime’

21 year-old Bellaire is at the opposite of an introvert that would thrive in dark sonorities. He needs brightness and lightness to flourish in this uprising music genre he’s part of, and his sounds can make even the laziest of us sweat in no time.


“The sounds on this versatile set range from state-of-the-art dancehall to classic roots reggae to R&B and pop-flavored collaborations with the likes of John Legend, Pharrell and Stefflon Don,” as described in the current Vibe Magazine cover story. Continuing on, “The common thread holding it all together is Buju’s powerful songwriting and vocal delivery.”

twst releases debut EP twst0001 alongside video for new single ‘Are You Filming Me?’, shot in quarantine

Of the track, twst says: “I wrote the song after spending time in the jungle in Calais, and the whole experience was such a culture shock; coming back into a very surveilled western system after being in Europe’s biggest refugee camp. After that, everything about London felt orchestrated and self-centered, like the Truman show. It really stirred up a sense of paranoia within me, which ended up being one of the main themes of the lyrics. And it poses the question – ‘are we right in feeling paranoid in such a heavily surveilled existence?'”


TaP Music Publishing announce today that they are launching legal action against Trax Records alongside artists Larry Heard (professionally known as “Mr Fingers”) and Robert Owens. The case, filed 23rd June 2020 to the United States District court for the Northern District of Illinois highlights exploitation of the artists and their works, including unpaid royalties. This action seeks to vindicate Heard and Owens’ rights in various musical compositions and sound recordings that they created in the 1980s.

TaP Music supports lawsuit against Trax Records brought by artists Larry Heard & Robert Owens, seeking ‘not less than’ $1m in damages

LARRY PINK THE HUMAN enlist Everyone You Know for ‘LOVE YOU, BYE.’ remix

LARRY PINK THE HUMAN have enlisted the London duo Everyone You Know with remix duties for their debut single ‘LOVE YOU, BYE.’.

‘LOVE YOU, BYE.’ (Everyone You Know Remix) flips the lo-fi shoegaze track on its head with beats that straddle both house and breakbeat as atmospheric trance synths run throughout.

HEARTACHE New Single ‘Erasing Time’ – Out Today

Erasing Time is the new single from Italian progressive rock band Heartache. As with previous releases, the track analyzes an aspect of deceiving, in this case the elusiveness of time. Erasing Time explores the world of memories and the subtle feeling that accompanies a determined period of time which, even if long and full of emotions and events, could be perceived in different ways at any given moment.

Beth Keeping – Entitled “Cool Kids”

Beth Keeping is a singer/songwriter from Surrey, UK. Drawing influences from both traditional country storytelling and modern pop music, Keeping delivers a fresh and modern sound of what she calls “pop stories”. Creating songs that speak about real situations, her honest lyrical approach and emotive vocals have been garnering attention from fans and critics across the globe.

SAD FUNERAL – ex-Cave Painting frontman returns with ‘Kazbeg’ – Listen

As the frontman of both Cave Painting and Company, ‘Kazbeg’ is of course hallmarked with Kane’s distinctive vocal flutter, yet finds him venturing into richly textured, mellow natured and deeply dreamy new territory as a songwriter.

[Music Video] Josie Proto – “Wales”

Merging tender acoustic strums with heartfelt vocals, “Wales” is a strikingly beautiful acoustic number about running away and embarking on an exciting journey with the love of your life and shows a softer, more vulnerable side to the 19-year old’s typically tongue-in-cheek lyrical style and upbeat, care-free pop sounds.

Global Top-30 artist Nevada releases new single ‘Lie To Me’

Nevada is finally back with new single, ‘Lie To Me’ featuring Mopiano and ORKID on vocals. Hailing from the underground studios of Stockholm, the song mirrors Nevada’s eminent song-writing skills and production. With a prominent sound of modern electronic pop mixed with elements of house and afrobeat, ‘Lie To Me’ creates a sound that is instantly accessible and refreshingly unique. The song is mastered by Lars Norgren, mixed by Fredrik Sonefors (Tove Lo, Sabina Dumba, Loreen).

Haim’s New Album, ‘Women In Music Pt. III,’ Out Now

GRAMMY® nominated, Southern California-bred sister band HAIM’s highly anticipated third studio album, ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ is out now (Columbia Records). The new album finds the band deliberately adopting a no-holds-barred approach to the new music that is not only their most vulnerable but also their most confident work to date. All 16 tracks (see below for full track listing) were written by Alana, Danielle, and Este and the album was co-produced by Danielle and longtime collaborators Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij.


Laden with hooks, infectious melodies and an indelible guitar line, “Naked” reaffirms Jonas’ reputation for producing world-class hits. Ed Drewett (Little Mix, One Direction), and Sam Romans, who helped pen the U.K.’s biggest single of 2019, Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” collaborated on the track.

Introducing Hurtwave…

Dayseeker vocalist Rory Rodriguez and drummer Mike Karle have announced their new project Hurtwave. For this endeavor, the pair traffic in synths and the output is decidedly different than that of their main band.


Multiple GRAMMY Award®-winning American Legends The Flaming Lips are pleased to announce the release of their 21st studio album, AMERICAN HEAD set for release on September 11th via Warner Records. The album is comprised of thirteen new cinematic tracks, produced by longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann and The Lips. Among them, “God and the Policeman” featuring backing vocals from country superstar Kacey Musgraves. As previewed on the recently released “Flowers Of Neptune 6,” AMERICAN HEAD takes on a welcome temporal shift that occupies a similar space to that of THE SOFT BULLETIN or YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS and just may be their most beautiful and consistent work to date. Album pre-order begins today and will include an instant download of the heartfelt “My Religion Is You.”

Emerging singer-songwriter Zay drops heartfelt single ‘First Thing I’ll Do’

Created in lockdown, Zay takes inspiration from the global pandemic with the vision to produce music that will resonate with her listeners. ‘First Thing I’ll Do’ is driven by a bedroom pop style and complemented by R&B undertones led by her silky vocals. Her goal is to create music that portrays her most authentic self, whilst also preserving its originality.

Mike Mago’s new single ‘Sun Keeps Rising Up’ ft Jodie Abacus is out Today

Today, acclaimed Dutch DJ/producer Mike Mago shared his gloriously anthemic new single, “Sun Keeps Rising Up” ft. London-based vocalist Jodie Abacus.

The song rings with hope as Abacus’ soulful vocals combine with Mago’s exuberant, propulsive instrumentation to celebrate the promise inherent in each day.

French electronica producers draw from life and the ethereal on debut album      

French producers and brothers Supernaive are releasing their debut album Nekomata. Recorded between Paris and Tokyo, the record features elements of electronica and RnB akin to the esoteric stylings Jamie xx or Mount Kimbie.

The brothers nod to French Touch while drawing on Japanese cultural reference points, most obviously in the masks they wear which are a symbol of eternal youth in Japanese Noh theatre.

Voix ‘Pull You Down’

Hailing from the musically rich North East of England, they have been honing their songwriting and production skills for a combined 30 years. This has enabled them to remain under the radar until now and they are excited to be able to start showing the world what they’ve been working on.

Hannah Grace announces debut album ‘Remedy’

Welsh singer Hannah Grace has announced her debut album, Remedy, out on September 4th via Never Fade Records.

An infectious collection of soul-stirring, poignant and uplifting tracks, Remedy features the singles ‘How True Is Your Love’, ‘With You’, ‘Praise You’ and ‘Blue’, all of which were playlisted at BBC Radio 2, alongside a wealth of heartfelt material that showcases her stunning vocal capabilities and artistry.

New > French producer Fakear > new album ‘Everything Will Grow Again’ out today > Listen Here

Fakear is the answer to the question ‘what is set to crossover from French electronic music in 2020’. With a storied legacy of French artists breaking through to appeal to their English speaking dancefloor cousins in the UK and the US (going back to the nu-jazz house of St Germain’s ‘Boulevard’ and the French Touch of Daft Punk) Fakear is the New Gen. He’s racked up a Top 10 hit in France, supported Bonobo on tour and headlined French festivals as well as being tapped up by UK pop iconoclast M.I.A. to produce 2017 evocative tropical downbeat jam “Finally”.

Holly Humberstone Releases New Single “Overkill”

Today, Holly Humberstone has released the video for her brand new single “Overkill” via Platoon. Tipped globally as one of 2020’s biggest breakthrough artists, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter’s new track is a poignant examination of the intensity of a relationship in your youth. For the video, Holly was dragged out by her sister at dusk and put through her paces on an unconventional 5k jog, unaware of where she was being taken but performing the song as she ran.

REGENT – Southampton brit-rock quartet release new single ‘Time To Loose The Blues’

Bursting through the clouds with a beam of mellifluous guitars, anthemic choruses and heart-on-sleeve lyricism, the Southampton quartet deliver a shot of classic songwriting from another era.

Patricia Lalor releases dreamy new single ‘Alone’

Patricia Lalor has shared her new single, ‘Alone’, as well as announcing the release of her new EP Do It Again, out on July 24th. The single arrives alongside an atmospheric video which sees Patricia dance amidst dreamy landscapes.

Natasha Bedingfield Releases “Together In This” From Jungle Beat: The Movie

Grammy Award®-nominated singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield has recorded a brand-new song entitled “Together in This” for the animated feature, Jungle Beat: The Movie, out today. The song is the official end title track for the film. A Sandcastle Studios production made in collaboration with Sunrise Productions, Jungle Beat: The Movie recently premiered as part of the official feature selection of the digital edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival and is now available worldwide on Amazon, GooglePlay and AppleTV.

seeyousoon – “Shut Up”

With their debut album VIDÉ hot on the horizon, fast rising collective seeyousoon make it four of four with stellar new offering, Shut Up. Having quickly racked up plaudits from the likes of The FADER, Lyrical Lemonade, COLORS and more, seeyousoon have cemented themselves as one of 2020’s most exciting new acts. Speaking on the release, seeyousoon states:

“Shut Up began as a throwaway on one of our phones. One of our producers originally made the beat and recorded the hook while he was on tour. The song is such a burst of raw energy on the album, we find it interesting that a song with such size and presence was created on a device that fits in the palm of your hand.”

Goo Goo Dolls Announce Release of Miracle Pill (Deluxe Edition), Out July 10th Via Warner Records

Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have announced they will release the deluxe edition of their acclaimed 12th studio record Miracle Pill on July 10th, 2020 via Warner Records. In addition to the smash title song “Miracle Pill” and the band’s latest single “Fearless”, the special album will deliver three never-before-heard tracks including “Just A Man,” a powerful & lush new song that was written and recorded in London with producers Martin Slattery and Antony Genn (The Hours).