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Tiña share video for new single ‘Golden Rope’

Today, enigmatic South London band Tiña follow up their recent debut album announcement with new single ‘Golden Rope’. The new single is accompanied by a video which was shot on film and sees the band donning pink robes on the beach alongside frontman Joshua Loftin in his signature pink cowboy hat. Speaking briefly on the themes behind the single Loftin says “it’s a cowboy gallop away from suicide on a horse named self-compassion.”

The Waterboys release new single ‘The Soul Singer’

The Waterboys release their brand new single ‘The Soul Singer’ today accompanied by a vibrantly psychedelic video. The single premiered on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show and is the second taste of their highly anticipated new album following the dramatic epic ‘My Wanderings In The Weary Land’, which was released last month to great acclaim.

NEW VIDEO – Swedish Artist SoLonely Shares Visual For R&B, Trap Single ‘Miles Away’, Out Now

Rising Swedish artist, SoLonely reveals the superb, enigmatic official video for latest R&B, trap single ‘Miles Away’ – premiered with Complex UK – it is available to watch now via Universal Music Sweden.


Julia Stone today marks her eagerly anticipated solo return with a striking new single ‘Break’. In a profound and exciting shift from her folk origins, Stone has shed a proverbial skin to emerge in an entirely new form. Stone dazzles on ‘Break’. With its surreal, metallic synths and horns, the single is reminiscent of David Byrne, and is the perfect introduction to Stone’s compelling new era. ‘Break’ is the first single to be released from a larger body of work; the details of which are to be revealed.

Ferdous (Klyne) releases new single ‘Talk 2’

Ferdous is a 27-year-old Afghan-Dutch recording artist, writer and producer. As an independent artist, his project has already garnered continuous support from i-D (Vice) and Dummy Mag. Next to his Electronica alter ego TRACE7000 signed to Turbo Recordings, Ferdous is also half of pop duo Klyne.


‘Help Me Grow’ is the latest track from Havelock after ‘Oh My Word’, released last month, and his debut EP TRY B4U BUY, out earlier this year. A sombre contrast to the previous single, Havelock reflects on old wounds in new love as he sings over dreamy, cascading synths and waltzing percussion. “Help me grow, help me learn. Yeah we both come from poisonous partners but don’t let that turn something sweet into something so sour, girl”

MAN WITH A MISSION release new single ‘Rock Kingdom feat. HOTEI’

MAN WITH A MISSION have today (July 15th) released their greatest hits album MAN WITH A “BEST” MISSION, alongside the release they have unveiled the video for their brand new single ‘Rock Kingdom feat. HOTEI’ taken from the new album.

MAN WITH A “BEST” MISSION finishes a trilogy of album releases celebrating the band’s tenth anniversary. It is a career-spanning record selected by the band to include all their hit singles plus firm fan favourites. It follows the recent release of the Japanese chart topping records MAN WITH A “REMIX” MISSION and MAN WITH A “B-SIDES & COVERS” MISSION, the latter making global history as the first ever B-sides album to top a national album chart.

Hit makers Felix Cartal & Sophie Simmons share hyper-stylized music video for ‘Mine’

Platinum hit producer Taelor Deitcher aka Felix Cartal and Sophie Simmons share the video for their single, ‘Mine’. Premiered via Vancouver Sun, the music video has an impressive team behind it with Marc Webb (The Weeknd, Chevy, Vodafone) as director and Carlee Wallace (whose client list includes Teen Vogue, Marie Claire US and Billboard) for concept, styling and production. The music video provides a hyper-stylised social commentary on a couple caught in mundane tasks with bold, block colouring and is filled with quirky energy combating mindless repetition.

Lupe Fiasco + Kaelin Ellis Announce ‘HOUSE EP’ – Listen to “SHOES (ft. Virgil Abloh)”

Today, GRAMMY-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco and Orlando producer Kaelin Ellis announced their collaborative EP HOUSE, out July 24th via 1st & 15th / Thirty Tigers. The announcement comes with the first single from the EP “SHOES (ft. Virgil Abloh).”


THEY. are ready to claim their throne. The multi-hyphenated Los Angeles partnership – Drew Love (vocalist) and Dante Jones (producer) – have already seen their music travel the globe, eschewing genre definitions while working with Wiz Khalifa, Jessie Reyez, Vic Mensa, Jeremih, and Ty Dolla $ign in the process. ‘Play Fight’ is taken from upcoming release The Amanda Tape, set for release via major label home Avant Garden/ Island Records this year. Featuring the stunning dual vocals of Drew Love and Tinashe over stand out 90’s R&B production from producer Dante Jones, ‘Playfight’ serves to further stoke anticipation around the return of THEY. Look out for more from them soon.


The Michael Jackson Estate announced today that THE MICHAEL JACKSON CHANNEL will launch at 12 pm ET on SiriusXM today, July 15.

The channel will be available on the SiriusXM app, internet connected devices and smart speakers in your home. Additionally, channel 50 will become The Michael Jackson Channel from July 15 at 12:00 pm ET through July 21.

Tempesst release new single “Mushroom Cloud”

London-based band Tempesst today (15/7/20) release their new single and video “Mushroom Cloud”, the second track to be lifted from upcoming debut album Must Be A Dream, out September 30th via Pony Recordings.

A wide-eyed excursion of folk-tinged psychedelia with nods to Spiritualized, Galaxie 500, the Flaming Lips and the Beach Boys, Must Be A Dream comprises ten tracks of psychedelic pop grandiosity, combining the classic teachings of Laurel Canyon-esque folk harmonisation with bombastic sensibilities found in the works of Love, ELO, Pink Floyd, Wings and more.

KIND: stoner supergroup to issue new album on Ripple Music!

Boston-based stoner rock supergroup KIND (with current and former Elder, Black Pyramid and Roadsaw members) return with their sophomore album ‘Mental Nudge’ this September 11th on Ripple Music, and share first single “Bad Friend” today exclusively via The Sleeping Shaman.

Premiere: KIND Track ‘Bad Friend’

NANCY shares melancholic offering ‘Orange Yellow Orange’

Introducing a new shade of songwriting, colourfully-chaotic NANCY shares melancholic offering ‘Orange Yellow Orange’, set for release July 15th via B3SCI Records (Jungle, Fickle Friends, Trudy and the Romance).

NANCY – ‘Orange Yellow Orange’

Guitarist Alvaro Rojas to releases new recording “Gran Kasa”

Alvaro Rojas is an award winning guitarist and composer based in Vancouver B.C. As a guitarist he performs regularly with his trio, as well with other local artists in the pop, rock, jazz and improvised music communities. As a composer, Alvaro has had works performed by many of Canada’s finest new music groups, including the Turning Point Ensemble, Aventa Ensemble and the Microcosmos String Quartet. He has written music for choir, big band, orchestra, various chamber groups and small ensembles, and has scored numerous short films.

Independent Rock Band KINGDOM COLLAPSE Cracks Top 40 with “Uprise” Single

Texas-based hard rock quartet KINGDOM COLLAPSE has joined rock’s elite and cracked both the Billboard Mainstream Rock Top 40 (#39) and Mediabase Rock Top 40 (#36) with their single, “Uprise,” all while independent. “Uprise” was also the #1 most played song on SiriusXM Octane this past week.

Featuring Jonathan Norris on vocals, Robert Flores and David Work on guitar, Blake Suarez on bass and David Sanchez on drums, “Uprise” is an anthem that’s both of-the-moment and relevant to today’s times.


Following her fourth full-length album released earlier this year, Oasis Nocturno, TOKiMONSTA returns with the announcement of her new Come And Go Remixed EP. The first installment of her upcoming remix album Oasis Nocturno Remixed (slated for release this Fall). The EP spans five reimagined tracks from both fast-rising and established producers including Dombresky, Falcons ft. KingJet, Promnite, Halogenix, and Damian Lazarus. Accompanying today’s news is the first single from the EP, a rework by Dombresky, where he reimagines the serene and gentle song into an uptempo and dance evoking house track.

Land of Talk Shares New Single/Video “Now You Want To Live In The Light,”

Land of Talk today shared the video for their plaintive new song “Now You Want to Live in the Light,” which singer/guitarist Elizabeth Powell calls “a poem set to music. A tender negotiation between the light and dark parts of ourselves.” The gentle track is the fifth single released from the Montreal-based band’s forthcoming album Indistinct Conversations, out July 31st via Saddle Creek, and showcases the album’s versatility. “In developing the visual image for ‘Now You Want To Live In The Light,’ I anchored myself in the pulse of the song,” explains director Lara Kramer of the video.


COOKIES, the leading international lifestyle and cannabis brand, is pleased to announce the launch of a new cannabis brand, “COLLINS AVE”, in partnership with rap legend, Rick Ross. A natural intersection of culture, music and cannabis, the COLLINS AVE brand includes 3 specially curated strains featuring flavor profiles inspired by Ross’ own identity.

Berner and Ross have taken a hands-on approach to this new brand, with strains named, “Collins Ave,” “Pink Rozay” and “Lemon Pepper.” These in-demand genetics are representative of Ross’ connection to Miami and will feature unique illustrations inspired by each flavor profile. The Cookies assortment includes Indica (“Collins Ave”) and Hybrid (“Pink Rozay”) varieties, while Lemonnade will exclusively feature “Lemon Pepper” on its award-winning Sativa menu.

Zero Theorem set the world abuzz with new single & video ‘Swarm’

At a time when the world is at its most chaotic, Zero Theorem are releasing “Swarm” as the perfect expression of our collective frustrations. The song encapsulates the feeling of rage and lack of control many are experiencing around the world due to the Covid -19 pandemic. “Swarm” is available for pre-save now, and will be available everywhere on July 17th. The single is the first from “The Killing II” EP, slated to bow later this year.

Psymon Spine signs to Northern Spy, shares new single “Milk” (Feat Barrie)

After a three year hiatus, Brooklyn psych/dance outfit Psymon Spine today returned with their new single “Milk” and announced signing with Northern Spy Records. At the time it was written, band members Noah Prebish and Sabine Holler were also playing in the dream-pop group Barrie, and had asked Barrie Lindsay to contribute vocals and lyrics to a then-instrumental “Milk.” The result was a funky, bubblegum psych-pop jam ostensibly about “aliens going to a show,” says Lindsay. A track that had started out with a darker electro-pop backbone along the lines of New Order and Art of Noise had, with Barrie’s contributions, taken on a sunniness akin to Blondie and Tom Tom Club. The song debuts Psymon Spine’s new approach to fusing huge melodic hooks with left-of-center dance sounds, and hints at still more adventurous directions to come. Listen to “Milk” here.


Rising Steel is an up-and-coming heavy metal band from Grenoble, France, who also happens to be the first French band signed to Frontiers Music Srl. After their “Warlord” EP (2014) and full-length “Return of the Warlord” (2016), the band shared stages with acts like Annihilator, Jaded Heart, Sister Sin, Nightmare, ADX, Nashville Pussy, and more, which garnered them more exposure to a larger international audience and eventually led them to connecting with Frontiers, who eagerly asked them to join the label’s expanding metal roster.

EJ Marais Shares “Discotheque” Via EARMILK

Alternative-R&B artist EJ Marais shared the latest and fourth single, “Discotheque” off of his upcoming LP Cuts out August 28th Via La Castanya. The track was premiered with EARMILK praising, “The hypnotic trance of the synthesizers makes this beat feel like a Latin club mix, but the quick bass transition has a hip-hop feel. Marais’ vocals provide an R&B style serenade over the rhythmic chorus as powerful synths instill a techno element into the background.”

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