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Ellie Goulding Releases “Slow Grenade” Featuring Lauv

From the “EG.0” half of her new album, “Slow Grenade” is the newest offering from Ellie following recent releases “Power” and “Worry About Me,” featuring acclaimed artist blackbear. “Slow Grenade” is a collaborative effort with rising star Lauv, who first gained attention in 2015 with his single “The Other.” He has since written for and featured with a number of incredible artists and continued to have viral hits with “I Like Me Better” and “i’m so tired…” featuring Troye Sivan, the latter from his highly-rated debut album ~how i’m feeling~, which was released in March. “Slow Grenade” brings the two performers’ varied talents together for a supercharged summer pop hit as Ellie and Lauv sing a “slow grenade is blowing up, my mistake – so why don’t I stop it?” with their distinct vocals blending perfectly with one another.

Washed Out to release Purple NoonAugust 7th, 2020 worldwide from Sub Pop + Watch/Stream ” Time to Walk Away” video

Washed Out’s Purple Noon, his first full-length in three years, will be available on CD/LP/CS/DSPs on August 7th, 2020 worldwide through Sub Pop. The 10-track effort which features the lead single “Time to Walk Away,” along with standouts “Too Late,” and “Paralyzed,” was produced and recorded by Ernest Greene and mixed by Ben H. Allen in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Time to Walk Away” is also the subject of a new video from Australian director Riley Blakeway. The video is a reinterpretation of a personal short film Blakeway shot years ago, now presented in music video form, beautifully (and painfully) telling the story of a relationship crumbling.

Barbie Porter – Track: Roses In Whiskey

Roses In Whiskey was written about an abusive marriage I was in and how I felt when I was trapped in it. I hope that it reaches other women (and some men) in the same situations and helps them see there’s hope in breaking free and the wonderful life you can rebuild after.

DEEPER GRAVES: PopMatters Streams Entire Open Roads Debut From Chrome Waves Solo Project

Writes PopMatters, “Rather than an all-out extreme metal assault, DEEPER GRAVES find nuance and appeal as much to fans of Wilson’s past work as it does to lovers of Bauhaus, Joy Division, and post-punk acolytes… Cinematic in scope and sound, deeply reflective, and a reflection of the multi-faceted complexities of Wilson’s compositions, Open Roads is aptly-titled and a prime introduction to this particular voice.”

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.

SHEZMU: Montréal doomy black/death trio streams new track

Montréal menacing black/death/doom trio Shezmu’s debut album, À Travers Les Lambeaux, will be out on CD & digitally via Krucyator Productions on July 27. The second single “Les Secrets des Ziggourats,” which serves as the fifth track of the opus, is available for streaming.

Fontaines D.C. share video for new single “Televised Mind” | New album “A Hero’s Death” out 31st July via Partisan

Today Fontaines D.C. have shared a new song and accompanying music video. A live favourite, “Televised Mind” heaves, drones, and churns – a perfect embodiment of the bruised and battered – albeit beautiful – throughline on the band’s forthcoming LP, “A Hero’s Death” (out 31st July via Partisan). Listen/watch below, and feel free to share.

Acclaimed Artist & Activist Madame Gandhi Debuts New Music Video For “Waiting For Me”

“Waiting For Me” was conceptualized and produced by an all-female team and features queer, trans, female and gender non-conforming cast members and marks Madame Gandhi’s first-ever video shot in India. With its contrasting industrial imagery and color palettes, the visual brings to life the song’s empowering message, an eco-feminist call to action that eschews institutionalized power structures in favor of forging new narratives of self-expression.

DESTROYED IN SECONDS: MetalSucks Premieres “The Badge” Lyric Video

Los Angeles hardcore punk faction DESTROYED IN SECONDS (AKA D.I.S.) has unveiled their timely lyric video for “The Badge.” Now playing at MetalSucks, the track comes by way of the band’s Divide And Devour full-length independently released earlier this year.

Exclusive Video Premiere: “The Badge” by Destroyed in Seconds


Jucee Froot is closing June out with the release of an alluring music video for “Girls Kissing Girls,” streaming now via YouTube HERE. The party anthem from her major label debut BLACK SHEEP mixtape features fellow Memphis rapper Juicy J, known for hits such as the smash “Bandz A Make Her Dance (ft. Lil’ Wayne and 2 Chainz).” The duo spoil themselves on a trip to the club where no expense is spared.

THE HATE CLUB Releases New EP DEATH OF THE PROTAGONIST on July 17, 2020 via The Label Group/INgrooves

Heavy Metal / Industrial artist THE HATE CLUB will release their new EP titled DEATH OF THE PROTAGONIST on July 17, 2020 via The Label Group/INgrooves.

“DEATH OF THE PROTAGONIST signals new growth of THC as an artist and a band, thus moving toward heavier sound for a specific reason. Compared to previous EPs and releases DOTP aims at releasing inner tension and turmoil that is tearing the world and society apart today. There’s no need for words to explain how you feel, but rather for energy of music to speak for itself” says Alex Poe.

Jaz Coleman Announces New Project Black & Red – New Single and Video Streaming Now

Who’s mad about the world we currently live in? Jaz Coleman certainly is! He’s been mad about it his whole life.

If you’ve listened to/read any Killing Joke lyrics over the last 40-plus years, then our current circumstances will come as no surprise.


Hayley Williams has released a lighthearted behind-the-scenes lyric video for the grooving PETALS FOR ARMOR track “Sugar On The Rim,” streaming now via YouTube. The video for the fan-favorite track alternates between Hayley hard at work in the studio and enjoying the comfort of her own home.

NONPOINT Premieres Their Frontlines Tribute Video for “Remember Me” in Support of Essential Workers

NONPOINT premiered their impassioned frontlines tribute video for “Remember Me.” The band is currently in the studio and will be releasing new music this fall.

“This Frontlines tribute aptly named “Remember Me” edited by artist and creator Francesca Ludikar is 233 essential workers made up of nurses, doctors, EMT’s, first responders, local and federal law enforcement, firefighters, military, postal, shipping, grocery, essential store workers, fans and their children who took part in what will go down in Nonpoint history as our biggest thank you for the sometimes thankless sacrifice you all make for us. This is our sincerest appreciation for everyone in the fight with us against the pandemic. We couldn’t do this without you. We will always remember you” says the band.


Christened as a rising star by an elite fan club ranging from Sir Elton John to Skepta, Dominic Fike, Virgil Abloh and beyond, Bakar asserts and affirms himself as a genre-defiant maverick. He sent shockwaves through the culture with 2018’s Badkid project. Stitching together rock, smooth R&B,, hip-hop, and experimental indie with a punk edge, the Camden, North London-born artist carefully perfected his patented style through his unique point of view.


After launching ENERGY, their third album, with the rousing title track last month, Disclosure returns with another bold statement of intent: “My High.” The pulsing new single finds Aminé and slowthai going head to head on an insanely exciting hip-house rampage. A distinct leap away from the club tracks offered on the Ecstasy EP and the more distinctive Disclosure production on “ENERGY,” “My High” further demonstrates the versatility and innovation harnessed by the Lawrence brothers.

keshi releases new track “more”

“more” follows the release of bandaids which built on the phenomenal success of skeletons, keshi’s buzzed-about ep released last summer. the ep, which has amassed over 150 million streams, contained keshi’s viral tracks “summer” and “atlas”, catapulting his total career global artist streams to well over 500 million. “keshi is one of the artists that’s making it big,” raved PAPER, “emerging from the post-‘SoundCloud artist’ era with his sights set on success … [he] has proven to be a key voice in the internet-led genre.”

Moneybagg Yo Returns With Brand New Track And Video For “Said Sum” Today

N-less Entertainment/Interscope Records recording artist, Moneybagg Yo continues to make waves – at the top of the year he released his highly anticipated album Time Served, which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard 200 Chart and soon after released the deluxe version. Today the Gold selling artist is back with a brand-new trap hit, “Said Sum” with an accompanying video. On the track he addresses his haters “Talkin sh*t but they still ain’t sayin nothin’.”

Atropolis Announces New Album “Time of Sine” Dropping July 24th

“Gozala” featuring Los Rakas is a sign of our times with a message of positivity for humanity and respect for nature. Not often in this category of music can you find such an uplifting message. “Gozala la vida (enjoy the life), Harmonia por al mundo (harmony for the world), alegria por tu mente (happiness for the mind).”

PREMIERE: Atropolis & Los Rakas In Harmony for Positivity with “Gozala”


Lil Tecca’s hot streak continues in 2020. Most recently, he released his song “Out of Love,” which will appear on his joint project with Internet Money Do They Really Love You coming soon. He additionally served up “All Star” feat. Lil TJay as well as his banger “IDK,” which tallied 12.5 million Spotify streams while the Cole Bennett-directed music video has racked up 5 million YouTube views and counting.

CAMBATTA – ‘Mic El JahXsun’

“‘Mic El JahXsun’ Is a hyperbolic, surrealistic, sonic soliloquy, which describes the legendary miracles and attributes of the late Musical Icon “Michael Jackson”. Cambatta uses tightly woven multi syllable rhyme sequences that rhymes exact with Michael Jackson for the entirety of this track which was produced by D Polo”

burgeoning artist whiterosemoxie releases visual for “applause”  

The theatrically trained Detroit native may have just finished high school, but his music is starting to resonate with kids around the world. At 18, Moxie, who started making music after a near death experience at 8 years old, is already named Pigeons & Planes Best New Artist of the Month (April). His melodic sensibility and raw energy echoes giants like Travis Scott and the late Juice WRLD. Until recently, Moxie made all his music alone in his basement pulling beats offline, so it’s not surprising that his lyrics are vulnerable and introspective.

Dan Miraldi Brings On the “Fireworks” with New Single

“Fireworks” is an apocalyptic love song that compares the sky being on fire to a fireworks display. It’s about who you would want to be with in those last moments before everything ends. It was actually recorded last summer, but now with the heaviness of world events, the song seemed appropriate. For the record, I do not think we are currently experiencing the end of the world, but there’s a lot to process and things feel overwhelming. The track was recorded by Kyle Downes at his studio in Washington, DC. Jay Nemeyer of the band Color Palette played bass and lead guitar and Jon Jester from BRETT played a really cool drum part that makes this song extra epic.”


The “Wonderful” visual arrives after his second-consecutive win as the BET Award’s Best International Act which was presented to him this year by Naomi Campbell. Using his acceptance speech as a chance to share the importance of unity he went on to say, “I’d like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835 there was a mission to turn the nation of Africa into a dominated nation. Now is the time to overturn that and go back to the royalty that we were because in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter.”

Pop troubadour HAZLETT explores moments of clarity on new EP

Writing and performing music is a form of therapy for Australian native Hazlett. His modus operandi: finding beauty in the banalities of modern life.

The self-proclaimed overthinker is ready to step out of the shadows, having journeyed far from home in Brisbane to find creativity in Stockholm, Sweden. His Thundering Hopes EP out today is a follow up from the artist’s first staple break-up EP Honey, Where Is My Home.