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With their mind-blowing new video “How You Like That,” BLACKPINK have smashed the YouTube record for the biggest 24 hour music video debut of all time with over 86 million views. The video also broke the YouTube record for most views in a 24-hour span and set an all time record for the biggest YouTube Premiere with over 1.6 million peak concurrents. Released last Friday via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records, the South Korean superstar quartet’s long-awaited new single debuted at #5 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 and has since made it’s way to #2. In addition, “How You Like That” now marks the fastest video in YouTube history to hit 100 million views.

BOFO KWO Show The Extreme Delights Of ‘Space/Time Carnivorium’

Space/Time Carnivorium is the first full length album from Finland’s very own Bofo Kwo. Since their start in 2014, their unique sound following the adventures of three “cannibals” through their journey, has swept across the planet. This album marks their return to space through time. With symphonic black metal landscapes, mixed with punk, grunge and classic blast beats, Bofo Kwo has created a unique sound in the extreme metal world.

out today: ENSHADOWED (Gre) “Stare Into the Abyss” @ Black Metal

Enshadowed born back in 1998. The vision of the band was to create underground black metal art in a unique level. The Scandinavian sound was the main influence but not only. Until 2001 released 4 demo releases. In year 2002 the debut was finally out. In the all next years, Enshadowed were again and again in the studio. Many EP releases recorded and released from underground labels. Enshadowed took a part in many live shows, supporting also great bands like Mayhem, Dodheimsgard, Impaled Nazarene, Dark Funeral, Nargaroth and more. The flame of creativity is still burning and the fourth full length album Stare Into The Abyss is a fact for year 2020. Odium Records is the mastermind behind the release.

LOUISE GOLBEY releases new sassy neo-soul single ‘Scarlet Woman’

Louise Golbey does not do things by halves. Her first single from her forthcoming sophomore album ‘Renaissance’ comes straight out of the dirtiest funk and soul school around. Think Prince & D’Angelo on a hot summer’s night and you will begin to get the picture.

ACROSS THE SWARM: Italian death metallers to release new album in September

ACROSS THE SWARM have announced their new album “Projections” will finally drop on September 4th 2020 via Time To Kill Records. Get ready to enjoy all the madness!

“Projections” was originally scheduled for release in April, but owing to the Coronavirus epidemic that was hitting Italy and the rest of the world, Time To Kill Records decided to postpone the release.


The Glasgow-based New Zealander MOY wrote and recorded ‘No Talk’s The Best Chat’ at the height of lockdown. Like ‘Start Me Up’, MOY’s lyrics in ‘No Talk’s The Best Chat’ are intriguely offbeat. It’s eloquent, poetic and full of personality, yet it also possesses an ambiguity that opens up new ideas after repeated listens. Separated from his regular band, he discovered that collaborating on the track remotely was an unorthodox creative method given the live energy that’s usually key to their work together.

New music: Swedish dream pop artist Rebecka Reinhard announes new EP ‘Whale’ out August 21st

Following on from the release of her single ‘Whale’ earlier this year via Crowds and Power, Swedish dream pop artist Rebecka Reinhard has now returned to announce the details behind her brand new EP, also called ‘Whale’, alongside the new track ‘No Release’.

EverGlaze Releases Their New Rock Single “Shadows”

EverGlaze releases their song “Shadows”. EverGlaze has created a sound that shows the diversity in where their influences come from. As you tune-in your rock sound radar will be coming in clear; picking up the alt-rock/indie sound of rock music with a touch of pop. “Shadows” is just the beginning of EverGlaze’s catalog of sounds to come. Follow Everglaze on all social media platforms.

BLEACH LAB – Release dreamy single: ‘Sleep’ – out Today

Described by BBC Introducing as “Ethereal, Effortless & Dreamy”, ‘Sleep’ finds the four-piece return with a release of true and mesmeric form. Drifting somewhere between the pastel-tinted indie pop of Alvvays to the rippling, reverb-dipped wonders of the Cocteau Twins, ‘Sleep’ is at once familiar and fresh, subtle yet spectacular; a song to seep into your subconscious.

Rissa Boo : New Single and Video “Scientifik”

Rissa Boo is a multipotential artist. Writer, rapper, photographer and experimented backpacker. Hailin’ from Paris, he began his activism through graffiti and breakdance before moving to New York City to feel closer to the Hip Hop culture. He starts rapping on his firsts mixtapes while backpacking in South America, Asia and Africa for almost 2 years.

“The Commander In Chief” has just released a beautiful and compassionate new song and music video; “The Lockdown”

Inspired by emotional emails from her fans, telling her how the Corona virus lockdown affected their lives, internationally acclaimed 7 string guitar supremo, singer, songwriter and pianist “The Commander In Chief” has just released a beautiful and compassionate new song and music video; “The Lockdown.” The song is from her upcoming, new album “Berit, Vol.2” which will be released on July 9th, 2020.


Conor Maynard shares the new soulful pop single ‘Nothing But You’, which has had over 200,000 streams in 3 days. The stunning new single showcases Conor’s raw emotion and exceptional vocals.

British Singer/Songwriter Sheyi releases heartwarming music video for new single ‘Stronger’

Sheyi is a soul singer-songwriter based in London. Her debut single ‘Stronger’ will be released on June 30th accompanied by a heartwarming music video that reminds us to stay connected even amidst isolation and uncertainty. It is a deeply personal song which reflects the essence of who she is as an artist. Sheyi penned ‘Stronger’ a few years ago and with all the recent events that the world is experiencing, this song now seems more fitting than ever. Sheyi wants to use it to address fear in a positive and empowering way by sharing the universal message that we are all the same.

Teflon Mark – “Drop” ft MoneyBagg Yo

Elegant, Sophisticated Classical Pianist/Vocalist Releases World Jazz EP

Now dropping to radio stations around the world and set to spin in July the new Bergamot Rose EP hits the mark magnificently. The sought after Washington DC Pianist/Vocalist/Songwriter Jennifer Bergamot-Rose continues her romp into the world jazz market with the announcement of her latest EP titled “Una Notte A Napoli”. This is the ensemble’s fourth release (Jennifer Bergamot-Rose arranger) with the new five song EP featuring renditions of world class tunes in three languages. Jennifer shares, “I feel really good about this release.

Lenny Kravitz’s Memoir ‘Let Love Rule’ To Debut Fall 2020

Lenny Kravitz, the Grammy-winning rock icon with international renown as a multi-hyphenate musician, songwriter, record producer, photographer, activist, designer, actor and philanthropist will pen “Let Love Rule: A Memoir” [October 6, 2020; 272 pp. with 16 pp. color photo insert; $29.99] that covers the first 25 years of his life for Henry Holt and Company. Kravitz’s co-author is biographer and songwriter David Ritz, and Kravitz will be narrating the audiobook version himself. Holt acquired North American, audio and first serial rights to the memoir. The book will be edited by Serena Jones, executive editor.

DEATHSIEGE: Israeli black-death metallers to release “Unworthy Adversary” via Dawnbreed Records!

Savagery and mayhem. Enter “Unworthy Adversary”, the second demo from Israeli duo DEATHSIEGE, an upheaval of maniacal Death/Black Metal in seven blunt and precise strikes.

From the first notes of “Drowned by Murderous Force”, we are ferociously dragged into a rollercoaster of fast blistering blast beats, punishing riffs and roaring possessed vocals, an ultra-intense ride which while providing wild violent traits manages to simultaneously showcase DEATHSIEGE’s blistering capacity of exhibiting supreme control over the pandemonium they generate.

Low Cut Connie Releases New Song “Stay As Long As You Like” From ‘Private Lives’ out October 13

Today, Low Cut Connie released the new song “Stay As Long As You Like” accompanied by the music video directed by frontman Adam Weiner who describes it as, “a love letter to my fans. I miss hugging them.” The track is off his forthcoming double album Private Lives out October 13, 2020 via Contender Records/MidCitizen Records.

Music-Art Project MT. LOW release poignant track ‘Her Eyes on Me’

Music-art project MT. LOW release their new single “Her Eyes on Me” on 30th June. It follows their debut mixtape Lost of Love, which dropped earlier this year. “This song is both heart-breaking and triumphant for me”, say Will, one half of the duo.

The lyrics are based around a moment when my partner was taken into intensive care. I had to come to terms with a lot of things: loss, love and vulnerability.”

Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, to release debut solo album; shares first song

Acclaimed pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett has announced the release of his extraordinary debut solo album. SHELTER arrives via Modern Recordings/BMG on Friday, July 24. A collection of eight disarmingly beautiful piano nocturnes – all named after types of roses – written as a love letter to his partner, British actress and singer Ella Hunt, as well as to New York City itself, his home for 21 years, Bartlett recorded the album in his home over two days following the beginning of lockdown. SHELTER is heralded by today’s premiere of “Lucida,” streaming now.

Caitlin Pasko Announces ‘Greenhouse’ out Aug 28

Caitlin Pasko–the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, piano player, and weaver of dreamy, elegiac meditations–has announced the impending release of her new album Greenhouse, out August 28 on Whatever’s Clever.

Larkin Poe top multiple charts with ‘Self Made Man’; share new video

Yesterday, Rolling Stone Country premiered the official music video for Larkin Poe’s single “Back Down South.” “Roots American music is in our bones. We feel deep pride in being part of a new generation of music-makers who are building upon the foundations laid by those that came before — the bluesmen and women of the Delta, the shape note singers of the Great Smoky Mountains, and all the devils that went down to Georgia to jam some Rock ’n Roll. We ended up filming most of the outdoor shots on one of the hottest days we’ve had in Nashville, so many gallons of sweat were shed in the making of this music video — but it was totally worth it,” Larkin Poe told RSC in a recent interview.

RS Country Music Picks: Week of June 29th

ENSHADOWED Premieres “Stare into the Abyss” In Full

This old and very respected Greek band returns with their 4th album.

You can expect perfect mix of Hellenic Black Metal Art with Scandinavian influences.

The sound production was done at Descent studio (Athens).

American Songwriter Premieres Animated Lyric Video For “That’s About Me”

His fun-filled 3rd collaboration with fellow infamous Kentuckians Buffalo Stille and Ron Clutch from Grammy-nominated, Southern alternative hip hop group Nappy Roots offers a utopian aura. Co-written and produced by studio veteran Malcolm Springer (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Boz Skaggs), the song was recorded at House of Blues Studios in Nashville.

Bryan Fox & Nappy Roots Reunite for “That’s About Me”

Zach Heckendorf Releases New Single And Live Video “Take To The Floor”

Today, Zach Heckendorf released his new single “Take To The Floor” along with a stunning live video for the song. Released via Organically Elevated/Missing Piece Records, Parade described “Take To The Floor” as “a sweet acoustic number that reflects on the journey through love.”

Ricky Reed’s debut album The Room out 8/28 + “Real Magic”

The Room, the debut album from Grammy-winning multiplatinum producer and songwriter Ricky Reed, is set for release August 28 via Reed’s own Nice Life Recording Company. Best known for his work with Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Twenty One Pilots, Halsey, Leon Bridges and many others, The Room marks Reed’s first official full-length following the release of three solo singles from 2016-2017.

The Room is a result of Reed’s remote collaborations mostly created in his NICE LIVE! YouTube sessions, where many of the songs were started and/or worked on by Reed and his collaborators in real time. The songs are inspired by Reed’s and his collaborators’ feelings, attitudes, and experiences in the first half of 2020.