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THE DEVIL’S TRADE Releases New Song, “Három Árva”

Frontman Dávid Makó comments on the track: “‘Három Árva’ is a cover of a Hungarian folk song, so called legend ballad from Kalotaszeg, Transylvania. It is about three orphans maltreated by their stepmother so trying to connect their dead mother to call her back. Christianity and occultism lives perfectly together in this song. The orphans manage to talk to their mothers but she can’t help them. I heard this song from Maria Sebestyén and Gergely Agócs but I never thought of singing it. If you listen to those two sing any songs you would understand why. It is another dimension of vocals that I feel blasphemy to try to enter. Also there is nothing wrong with a little blasphemy so I made my own version of the song. There are folk songs that will find their way into your life no matter how hard you try to avoid them.”

New Video Oli Fox Perfect Quarantine Music Video

You might remember him for being picked by Sigrid for her tour, if not… well he is back with a cleverly-crafted straight-to-the-hook pop number called ‘Player 2’. The video was self shot on his laptop/phone while Oli and his friends connect over Zoom, House Party and Tik Tok, playing games and partying. Ah and Oli does a nice lockdown performance of the song during the video too! It does not hurt that the song samples of old games such as Mario, Space Invaders and PacMan.

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.

Announcing: The Better Noise Music Festival – July 16th

While the world is wondering what unexpected event will befall us next, Better Noise is kickstarting the summer with a virtual music festival that will feature some of the biggest names in rock music today. The event will air worldwide on Thursday, July 16th and will raise funds for the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) to provide critical support services for those in early recovery from substance use disorder.


CBS, Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 18, 2021 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. The 56TH ACM Awards®, dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced.

V Knuckles (N.B.S.) Depicts A Lifetime Of Grinding With New Video “Ben Getting That”

V Knuckles AKA V Nux 1/2 of the Boston Based Group N.B.S. has raw but witty lyrical expertise that separates him from most artists. He has collaborated with legendary MC’s and Producers such as Planet Asia, Onyx, Royce Da 5’9, Slaine, Millyz, Gio Dee, Statik Selektah, 9th Wonder, Snowgoons, Luke Milliano, and more. His versatility is unmatched because he’s a master of Boom Bap and can create a radio/club smash just the same. He’s a veteran artist that always brings that heat the world needs right now!

Hermitude remixes Big Wild single ‘Touch’

Electronic hip-hop duo Hermitude have remixed the latest Big Wild single ‘Touch’, out 9th July.

The Hermitude remix of ‘Touch’ sees the Australian duo trade in the organic instrumentation of the original for a colourful, high-energy production that still manages to retain the laid back structure from the original.

Thor & Friends have today announced the wide release of two new albums, 3 and 4.

Featuring collaborations and musical appearances by Low, Jolie Holland, Bill Callahan, Jenn Wasner, Jarboe, and many others, both records were originally included as part of Thor Harris’ 2019 JNR Artist in Residence boxset, and will now be released and distributed all around the world.

Alternative Rock Band The Nomadic Release New Single “Beyond Blue”

Australian guitarist and singer/songwriter Robert Gaylard brings a unique perspective and vision when it comes to creating music. His inspiration and passion for starting The Nomadic began early on as a child after traveling to many countries like Myanmar (formerly Burma), Singapore and the Solomon Islands. His “nomadic” lifestyle continued on into his adulthood when he began to work for the United Nations in various countries such as: Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Israel and Palestine. His travels eventually brought him to New York in September of 2012 and motivated him to pursue his songwriting by establishing an indie rock band.

Liife Connects with Mozzy for “Traumatized,” A Classic West Coast Story

Compton rapper Liife has a knack for weaving complex, detail-rich narratives with a tough-talking West Coast flair. Recruiting another California storyteller for a sinister new anthem, Liife shares “Traumatized” ft. Mozzy, his new single. Riding a beat that would seamlessly fit into a classic G-Funk record, Liife tells a wild story from his youth, expertly relaying a gripping tale of an arson gone wrong over the course of 16 bars: “Anyway we pulled up to the car wash with a gallon of gasoline/When I broke the glass, some splashed on my jeans.” For his verse, Mozzy talks about his evolution from a young firebrand to a grizzled street veteran–he’s mellowed down, but he’ll still come for you if you put his name in your mouth. Together, Mozzy and Liife paint a compelling portrait of how a traumatic youth can leave a scarring impact that doesn’t go away with age.

SOLARIS: watch stunning 20s horror movie editing “Voce”

Italy’s post-noise merchants SOLARIS present “Voce”, a smashing editing of cult horror movie ‘The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari’. “Voce” is off their new record ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’, out now via Bronson Recordings. Courtesy of The Moshville Times and Rockerilla.

SOLARIS’ drummer Alan Casali – alias Oz Braincrashing – did a remarkable job at adapting famous Robert Wiene’s 20s horror movie ‘The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari’ to fit flawlessly to the dark and mechanical “Voce” track.

Solaris premiere new video for “Voce” right here!

Family of Things – NEW SINGLE “YKB”

Our new track, “YKB,” is a burst of vibrant colour and energy. It reminisces of poolside afternoons and golden summer nights, offering us a glimpse of what it means to be young as we fight for brighter seasons and sounds.

NEWS: Peter Himmelman pares it down, lifts it up and presses on with ‘Press On’

When is the right time to release another record of original music? Ask the Emmy- and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman and he’s likely to answer with a question of his own: “When is the wrong time?”

To a standard-bearer like Himmelman — about whom Parke Puterburgh, former Rolling Stone senior editor, wrote in Stereo Review, “is on the same plane as Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and Bruce Springsteen and nudging his way to ‘Dylanhood'” — writing, recording, and releasing new music is an essential part of living.

Peter Himmelman Faces Mortality in his New Single “Press On”


Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X have released a new, comprehensive teaser video for their much anticipated 7th studio album, PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1, Out NOW. Beginning at midnight in each country, Vol 1 is available on all digital platforms and physical copies can be ordered at Static-x.com or in local retailers, if they are open.

“Lean On Me” A Bill Withers Tribute

nodisco. gets intimate with “Unrelated” (Toronto-based pop act from Babyface’s camp)

Toronto-based artist nodisco. brings his music to the bedroom like the cast of Dawson’s Creek or the infamous scene from Say Anything, with his new single “Unrelated.” Coming from an artist whose recent single was titled “Moonlight in my Bedroom,” it’s almost as if he knew this time was coming. All of the home-bound isolation doesn’t hold nodisco. back from love though – if nothing else, it has deepened his affection. “Unrelated” captures the second phase of a relationship where lovers move past the initial flirtations and unveil their true identities.

SVEDERNA: Swedish black metal horde unveils new track

Swedish black metal horde Svederna shares “Folkets Blod” from the impending third full-length, Härd, which will be out on CD and digital format through Carnal Records on August 28th, with a vinyl release planned later this year.

“‘Folkets Blod’ epitomizes all that Svederna is,” the Värmland-based quartet offers on the track. “Musically, it engulfs the listener in a ravaging whirlwind of blast beats and haunting melodies, transcending into a frenzied groove, without ever losing touch of the typical, raw Svederna sound. The lyrics explore a darker side of northern melancholy, describing despairing masses torn apart by deafening silence and the filthy remains of a hollowed self-understanding.”


“‘How It All Works Out’ is one of my favourite songs that I’ve ever written,” Faouzia shares. “I wrote this song on my first trip to Sweden and it holds a really special place in my heart. With everything going on in the world right now, I expect this song to have a different meaning for everyone. I’m especially excited to hear how my fans are affected by the message. It might be bittersweet for some, hopeful for others, or somewhere in between. I know where it lands for me, but I’ll never tell”


“I’ve never released a music video that wholeheartedly showed my personality. The video for ‘Girlfriend’ is the first time I’ve truly been myself in every aspect. I can’t cook and I’m an absolute nerd. It’s also meant to visually represent what I want people to do when they hear my music and that’s to have fun in their very own way,” says Puth.

Kandle Shares New Track “Better Man”

Kandle wrote her newest single, “Better Man,” after she cut ties with someone she had entrusted with her career. She captures a mood of authority, inspired by theatrics of a German cabaret, flipping the script after wallowing in resentment for years.

Aline Mayne new EP “Nothing To Lose” is out!

Aline Mayne new pop/dance EP “Nothing To Lose” is out on all online music platforms!

The tracks “Break Your Heart” and “Suicide Love” (inspired by British band The Prodigy) were produced by Lee Groves (who worked with Goldfrapp, Gwen Stefani, Marilyn Manson, Janet Jackson, Craig David, The Black Eyed Peas, Melanie C).

Watch the new video from Bogota- based Meridian Brothers’ “Los Golpeadores de la cumbia”

The single premiered recently on Treble saying that it’s “a pulsing and woozy track, employing the classic cumbia rhythm against acid-drenched synthesizers and eerie psychedelic effects, somewhere between the joyful anarchy of Tropicália and the minimal synth punk of Suicide, delivered in a cumbia song.”

It’s off Cumbia Siglo XXI that’s out August 21st on Bongo Joe Records and you can pre-order the album now on Bandcamp.


NYC-based art punk trio Rich Girls share their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s monumental “Born To Run”. The band’s verb drenched cover is a live favorite by fans and the band alike. Luisa Black states, “I’ve played this song a hundred times live and it’s always a gut-punch. Incredible meditation on the promise of America and its constraints.”

Poolside recruit dance music icon Todd Edwards for new single

Poolside has announced today’s release of their new single. “Getting There From Here (with Todd Edwards)” premieres today at all DSPs and streaming services.

“Getting There From Here” sees Poolside joining forces for the first time ever with GRAMMY® Award-winning dance music legend Todd Edwards (Daft Punk, Justice), who lends his unmistakable lead vocal and signature cut up vocals to the ecstatic track. Additional production comes from Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Turbotito, known for his recent work with Brazilian superstar Pabllo Vittar.

Abby K Releases Her Single “ROCK THE ROCK”

Abby K is more than ready to take on the rock n roll world. With her single “Rock The Rock”, Abby K has proven to the rock world once and for all that there is a resurgence of fresh rock pulsing its way back into the veins of chords, beats, and fist pumping horns! This female-fronted band is leading the wave of young and hungry bands that are defining rock’s direction and they are not afraid to bring it. “Rock The Rock” clearly states – Abby K is leading the way by talking it, walking it, and most importantly ROCKING it!


The cleverly-crafted straight-to-the-hook pop number draws from Oli’s personal life experiences, showing his own vulnerability through crushingly relatable lyrics with a powerful message that “male ‘inexpression’ needs to be broken down in order to improve men’s wellbeing and mental health”. The video for ‘Player 2’, entirely self-shot by Oli on his laptop, phone and webcam with the help of friends, was inspired by the numerous dating in lockdown stories he had read online which really resonated with the lyrics. His friend Laura Manners directed the video and artwork shoot from her home in London while Oli filmed and shot content on lockdown in Scotland with his girlfriend Bow Anderson, who also features in the video.

Kupid aka Q – ‘Melody feat Skipavibe’ Video

Performed By: Kupid & Skipavibe
Videos By: Alirii Vibes
Edit By: 5Gznation
Produced By: Dj Niko Star
Mix & Mastered By: Lemy Currey


Atlantic Records and Universal Pictures are on a roll to kick off the upcoming release of “ROAD TO FAST 9,” celebrated this week with the third single from the mixtape, “Red & Yellow” by Lil Skies.

New Release from Stan Simon “Songs From Strange Places” On Slammin Media

Stan Simon began writing songs at an early age in Toronto, Ontario crafting poignant melodies on a broken classical guitar from his father. Largely influenced by vintage folk and country records, Simon delivers earnest lyrics, sung with a vocal prowess, sharp harmonica and a rustic acoustic sound that resonates through your body. His upcoming third album, “Songs from Strange Places” contains classic storytelling and visceral songwriting reminiscent of the great poets and balladeers before him.

Stan Simon – Songs From Strange Places – Folk Roots Radio Interview