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ABISHA returns with new single ‘ONE NIGHT’

Abisha is an inspirational new British singer/songwriter, using her voice to empower other black, queer women. She recently opened up a compelling conversation across her platform, detailing how it felt to grow up being the only biracial, queer woman in her hometown of Devon, before relocating to London in her late teens.


“YES, I HAVE GHOSTS” is the first new song from David Gilmour in five years and features the voice and harp playing of his daughter Romany. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson’s new novel ‘A Theatre for Dreamers’.

Of ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts’ Gilmour says “I was working on this song just as we went into lockdown and had to cancel a session with backing singers but, as it turned out, the solution was right here and I couldn’t be happier with the way Romany’s voice blends with mine and her beautiful harp playing has been another revelation.”

Beezewax – Mom & Dad – Out Now!

Last year Beezewax released their acclaimed 7th studio album Peace Jazz. A record that saw them further dig into their brand of fuzzed out and powerful indie which has earned them comparisons to bands as diverse as Dinosaur Jr. and Phoenix.

In support of the album the band played shows in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, UK and Japan, and toured with legends like Buffalo Tom (US) and newcomers such as Night Flowers (UK).

Premiere: Beezewax – Mom and Dad

NEW MUSIC // Thea – “A Little Time On Me”

Let Thea’s dreamy voice whisk you away to a place of calm. “A little Time on Me” is a reminder that looking after yourself is necessary, especially if you’re usually the one picking up everyone else’s pieces.

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New music: St Lundi delivers new single ‘Learn To Let Go’ today through Propeller Recordings

Since the release of his brilliant initial singles ‘You’ve Got The Wrong Guy’ and ‘Ruin’, which has since gone on to amass radio support from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, as well as landing on numerous Spotify and Apple Music playlists, 22-year-old troubadour Archie Langley aka St Lundi has now returned to deliver his highly-anticipated new offering ‘Learn To Let Go’ on July 3rd through Propeller Recordings (Slotface, Dagny).

Aime Simone releases new single ‘Strange Inside’

Aime Simone has released his brand new single ‘Strange Inside’. It is the latest song to be taken from his forthcoming debut album Say Yes, Say No out July 31st.

‘Strange Inside’ is a dark guitar-laced trap track about being blocked, either literally or within the mind. It is a consideration of motionless states, within relationships or within oneself.

NEW SINGLE – Swedish Rapper SoLonely Releases Melodic R&B, Trap Track ‘Miles Away’ Out Today.

Rising rapper/singer, SoLonely releases the captivating and buoyant track ‘Miles Away’, bringing to light a new age of hip-hop and modern rap – out today via Universal Music Sweden.

Produced by Jeff Roman, ‘Miles Away’ showcases why SoLonely quickly became a name within the emotional rap scene when his music exploded on YouTube and Soundcloud, where he impressively amassed millions of streams. On this single we get the chance to see a glimpse of SoLonely’s adventurous mind in his search for a partner to spend time with as he plans to pack his bags and leave everything behind. Fusing a crisp rap flow with melodic beats and a compelling vocal, ‘Miles Away’ tells a moving story of truth, pain and love.


This comes after her La vita nuova EP and short film release in February, which drew strength from extreme vulnerability and features “People, I’ve been sad”, which has since been featured as one of the year’s (so far) best songs by Time Magazine, NPR, Billboard (+ video of the year), Consequence of Sound, The Ringer and i-D for instance. Chris’ continuously increasing visibility comes in the form of PAPER magazine’s cover story “Christine and the Queens was born to rule” and the fascinating read of Chris’ Interview Magazine feature with Troye Sivan.

MELLAH – Returns with addictive single: ‘Habit’ – Watch/Listen

Earlier this Spring, South Londoner Mellah returned with a fizzing, oddball pop song in Family Fun. As we welcome the Summer in the most unusual of circumstances, he now introduces ‘Habit’, another telling, timely step in this clever artist’s ongoing journey. The video showcases our protagonist and his doppelgangers unwittingly but willingly causing self pain despite themselves. The video takes place in Mellah’s own home, which has been a hive of creativity throughout lockdown and may already be familiar to fans from a series of live performances streamed on Facebook, which have been viewed in their thousands.

Dead Naked Hippies share new single ‘Eyes Wide (Night Time Version)’ for Come Stay With Me Leeds Fundraiser

Acclaimed Leeds trio Dead Naked Hippies have released ‘Eyes Wide (Night Time Version)’ their contribution to ‘Come Stay With Me’ – a soon to be released fundraising compilation from Leeds label and development organisation ‘Come Play With Me’

Mellah releases new single ‘Habit’

Earlier this Spring, South Londoner Mellah returned with a fizzing, oddball pop song in Family Fun. As we welcome the Summer in the most unusual of circumstances, he now introduces ‘Habit’, another telling, timely step in this clever artist’s ongoing journey. The video showcases our protagonist and his doppelgangers unwittingly but willingly causing self pain despite themselves. The video takes place in Mellah’s own home, which has been a hive of creativity throughout lockdown and may already be familiar to fans from a series of live performances streamed on Facebook, which have been viewed in their thousands.

CHAPPAQUA WRESTLING return with bruising new single “Football” | Listen now

It is said that a change is as good as a rest. For Brighton’s Chappaqua Wrestling, the arrival of new single “Football” is the product of both embracing change, and an unfortunately enforced break from touring. A few short months ago the band were set for a summer of festivals – including the likes of The Great Escape and Truck Festival – but the UK’s Lockdown tied them to the somewhat narrower horizons of the studio, as newly-recorded track Football emerged as something of a change of pace. If “Football” is the sound of a band breaking from routine and being torn from their comfort zone then it does not show, the band gleefully side-stepping some of the nostalgic sounds of recent singles “Plant Trees”, “Is She Happy Turning On Her Side?” and “Early”, and instead leaning into a world of big-hearted, world-weary, understated anthemia.

New > Filter Dread releases new album, ‘Trickster’ > Out now on CYTE RECS

Inspired by “tricksters, conspirators and hackers that work within the shadows”, ‘Trickster’ is the work of one of UK electronic music’s most complex and vividly unique minds. Trailblazing records for labels including Ramp, Visionist’s Codes imprint, Unknown To The Unknown and Corrupt Data have traced Filter Dread’s career to this point, while more recent work saw him release 2019’s ‘Ice Rave’ EP with Sneaker Social Club and contribute a track to Circadian Rhythms’ multi-artist ‘Partisan’ project in December last year.

Support from Radio Giant RTVE and BBC Introducing Jody and the Jerms Release Crystallised Indie-Pop Double A-Side

Oxford’s Jody and the Jerms return with not just one but two fiendishly catchy new tracks ahead of their much-anticipated debut album. With added support from Spanish radio giant RTVE and BBC Introducing, ‘Deeper’ and ‘I Knew a Boy’ are the crystallised indie-pop tunes which are just what the doctor ordered for your post-lockdown shindigs.

The Blinders share new track ‘Black Glass’

The Blinders have shared their new track ‘Black Glass’, the latest and final track to be taken from their upcoming album Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath ahead of its release on July 17th via Modern Sky UK.

A constantly evolving journey, which builds from a sparse and foreboding blend of bass, drums and ruminative vocals into a powerful frenzy of distorted guitars, ‘Black Glass’ is a powerfully free-formed dose of infectious instrumentation and thought-provoking lyricism. The track is accompanied by an absorbing lyric video, with a surreal and hypnotic montage of historic footage serving to capture the existential dread that the world faces today.

NEW TRACK – Sigma Shares ‘High On You’ (Illyus & Barrientos Remix), Out Now.

BRIT Award nominated drum and bass duo Sigma teams up with fellow U.K. producer duo Illyus & Barrientos on the scorching remix of latest release ‘High On You’ featuring John Newman – available now via 3Beat / Universal.

Glasgow based duo Illyus & Barrientos reworks the superb single into an infectious, magnetic dance track that’s destined to uplift spirits throughout the summer. They’ve received accolades from MixMag and DJ Mag as well as remixed tracks for Calvin Harris, Gorgan City, Idris Elba and MK.

New > Galya Bisengalieva > announces debut LP on One Little Independent > shares video

The shrinking of the Aral Sea has been called one of the worst environmental disasters on the planet.

Situated in Central Asia, it was once the fourth largest lake in the world. But the rivers that fed the Aral were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects from the 1960s. It has been disappearing ever since.


Described as “stereotype-busting” and “record-breaking” (Variety), Andress has been named to GRAMMY-contender watch lists by both Billboard and HITS. A featured musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert twice this year already, Andress joined over 50 country artists yesterday as part of #CMASummerStayCay to perform “Waste of Lime” for the first time.

Jonathan Personne (of Montréal band Corridor) – Shares New Single & Announces Solo Record

Roberts drew a wealth of praise last year from Paste, The Line of Best Fit, Stereogum, DIY and more for the latest Corridor record, Junior – the band’s third full length but debut on the esteemed label, Sub Pop. Now he returns with his second solo record, Disparitions via Montreal indie label, Michel Records (Halo Maud, Alex Nicol), that draws on a similar wiry post-punk palette while fusing it with the sounds of 80s jangle-pop. This first track, ‘Springsteen’ is a real highlight for me with Jonathan exploring the idea of missing home whilst on tour, overlaying twelve-string guitar with sun-washed vocals leaving for something he terms as “spaghetti western rock”.

NEW MUSIC // Oscar Scheller – “Famous Enough To Die”

One of London’s top producers Oscar Scheller, releases to the world, ‘Famous Enough to Die’, the first single from his third project ‘Boys Cry’. Following on from the success of his sophomore record, HTTP404, which saw him team up with the likes of Lily Allen, Miraa May, Jevon and Sarah Bonito, ‘Famous Enough to Die’ is return to a more guitar orientated sound, brought about by his time spent on the American west-coast. Not only is this the beginning of a new chapter of releases but it also marks the launch of Scheller’s own record label, ‘Handle with Care’.


Cian Ducrot’s recent tracks ‘anyone but her’ and ‘fucked up all the time’ have made a compelling case for the young singer-songwriter being on the cusp of a big breakthrough. Between his skills as a classically-trained multi-instrumentalist, his gift for capturing emotionally engaging stories in his songs and almost 600,000 followers at TikTok, he’s firmly on the way up.


“RIOT” is about our fights for equal rights that are happening on our streets globally. “Hear me scream – your silence won’t protect you” – roars Nadya Tolokonnikova, frontwoman and a founder of Pussy Riot.

Let Mieko Shimizu take you on a dreamy smoke-filled journey with ‘Lazy Light’

It’s been remixed by Mercury Prize winner Mike Lindsay (Tunng) and takes you on a laid-back journey through a smoke-filled landscape. The track opens with pitch bending guitars, much like Connan Mockasin or Mac DeMarco and simmers down into a super chilled stoner backbeat. Mieko’s easy liquid style, backed by haunting vocals from William D Drake create a cocktail perfect for a lazy, hazy summer afternoon with nowhere to go and nothing to do.

VIDEO: THE LATHUMS at play to mark the release of ‘ALL MY LIFE’

Friendship and adventure on aimless summer days are captured in the video for The Lathums’ debut single on Island Records, All My Life. Shot entirely on vintage, Super 8 film on the streets and surrounding fields of their native Wigan, the prodigious four-piece faced the cameras together to jostle between relics of their town’s industrial past to create a poignant, visual record of their hugely optimistic present.

First Artificial Intelligence DJ, Nuschi unveils new single ‘Dancing In My Bed’

The world’s first artificial intelligence DJ, Nuschi has dropped new track ‘Dancing In My Bed’, out 3rd July.

The genderless entity presents blissed-out, feel-good pop song, ‘Dancing In My Bed’ pairing confident female vocals with shimmering, emotion-tinged production. The track sends out positive, uplifting vibes that Nuschi aims to transmit to the world.

Mayflower Madame presents ‘Sacred Core’ single

Norwegian psychedelic post-punk outfit Mayflower Madame presents the third single ‘Sacred Core’ off their new second album ‘Prepared for a Nightmare’, released via French label Only Lovers Records in collaboration with Portland’s Little Cloud Records and Parisian label Icy Cold Records,

“Sacred Core is a song about getting lost, drifting away and trying to find the way back to your safe haven – guided by swirling, hypnotic guitars and an insistent, heavy beat. Compared to the shoegazey post-punk of the album’s previous singles ‘Vultures’ and ‘Swallow’, this track digs deeper into haunting, psychedelic territories, yet still maintaining our trademark dark and atmospheric sound,” says frontman Trond Fagernes.

THE IRREPRESSIBLES release eclectic electronic-pop album ‘Superheroes’ today via Of Naked Design

Jamie Irrepressible returns with a third album under his creative guise The Irrepressibles titled ‘Superheroes’, out now via Of Naked Design. Sonically and thematically it takes cues from the Prog, Kraut-Rock and Electronica movements which influenced him during his time recently living in Berlin, and a call back to his formative teenage years. It will be fully realised with a series of live shows around the release, including at London’s Village Underground on October 12th revealing the audio-visual work and demonstrating Jamie’s dedication to a collaborative cross-arts approach.

Hannah Grace shares ‘How True Is Your Love’ duet ft. Joshua Keogh (Amber Run)

Hannah Grace has shared a new duet version of her single ‘How True Is Your Love’ featuring Amber Run’s Joshua Keogh, following the announcement of her debut album Remedy, out on September 4th via Never Fade Records.

Stripping the original’s upbeat instrumentation back to evocative solo piano and vocals, the duet highlights the track’s deeply emotional sentiment and the duo’s stunning vocal capabilities.

Out Now Mash Up Reggae Band The Hempolics Releases Second Album ‘Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 2’

The new album, which will be BBC 6 Music ‘Album of The Day’ on 10th July and it’s included in Rough Trade’s ‘Edit’, follow up on a string of new singles, including upbeat soul and reggae mash ‘Play On’, the trip-hop meets dub-influenced single, ‘Full of Surprises’ and the British reggae-funk stomper ‘Bongadashi’, which saw support at radio from BBC 1Xtra’s David Rodigan, 6Music’s Steve Lamacq, Don Letts, Chris Hawkins and6Music Recommends, BBC 6 Music Mix Tape with Tom Robinson and BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway.

New Music: Blueface “Traphouse” ft. 03 Greedo x Flash Gottii


DJ Cassidy releases the uplifting PASS THE MIC today. Well known for his mega birthday parties with surprise iconic performances from legendary artists, Cassidy was inspired during quarantine to celebrate in a different way this year. He united his musical heroes of the 1970s and 1980s on Zoom – creating a virtual mix of his favorite records of that era, all uplifting songs full of love, spirit, and soul – in tribute to the heroes around the world on the frontlines of health, freedom, and justice.

MICKO & THE MELLOTRONICS – Release AA-single today – Available now on 7″ Vinyl + Digital

Today (3 July), MICKO & THE MELLOTRONICS release their double A side single ‘Noisy Neighbours’/ ‘You Killed My Father’, available via Landline Records now. Order Here or at all good record retailers.

ABISHA Returns With New Single “One Night” via Spindle Music

According to ABISHA, “‘One Night’ was one of those songs that just needed to be written. I had so much emotion inside me and I needed so badly to release it. It’s an apology… reminiscence and closure in the form of a song. As soon as I got to the studio, the words poured out because it was so fresh within me. Toby Scott nailed the production instantly and encapsulated the message perfectly.”

Levellers release new single ‘Generation Fear’

Written during the album recording process, the track evolved as a full band collaboration and its immediacy comes from a lot of the band laying their parts down in one take.

With its powerful title, ‘Generation Fear’ reaches out to those who don’t feel they’ve created any problems yet now live in fear amongst the division and differences in the world. The track reminds us that we need to rise above humanity’s disregard for the world and transcend the hatred spreading across society, and particularly virulent on social media.


After the release of their huge Latin remix which featured the popular singer/songwriter Rauw Alejandro and equally huge remix with U.S rapper DaBaby – Young T & Bugsey have gifted fans with an astonishing link up, which will no doubt make fans of all ages go crazy. On this remix, the iconic rapper Busta Rhymes comes through and shows just why he is who he is, with his unique and playful rap flow – an epic verse, to compliment this amazing track.

Young T & Bugsey Returns Again With ‘Don’t Rush’ Remix Ft. Busta Rhymes