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The magnetic four-piece follow the release of pop tracks ‘Girls’ and ‘He Don’t Trust Me’ with the anthemic ‘Tattoo’ produced by The Six and Mark Ralph. The captivating track is a welcomed return for a band who have been keeping busy during lockdown with instagram dance-offs, Netflix watch along party with their fans, lockdown karaoke and fan artwork competitions.

Zephaniah OHora Shares “Black & Blue” | New Album ‘Listening To The Music’ Out 8/28

“‘Black & Blue’ is the age old story of being in a relationship with someone who has many of the same tendencies as yourself. Someone that always seems to walk back into your life after you’ve finally walked out on the deal. Someone you find it easy to blame your relationship problems on until you eventually realize that really they’re not that different from you,” OHora tells Wide Open Country who premiered the song.

Song Premiere: Zephaniah OHora Sings About a Recurring Romance on ‘Black & Blue’

Walter Trout Releases New Lyric Video For “All Out Of Tears”

Walter Trout and Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group have released a second lyric video in front of his upcoming new studio album Ordinary Madness out globally on August 28. The song, “All Out Of Tears,” was co-written with Teeny Tucker and Marie Trout. Trout shares, “In January, I was walking around at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and ran into my friend (Blues singer), Teeny Tucker. I asked her how she’s doing and she told me of recently losing her son, Boston. She said ‘my heart is crying but my eyes are dry.

Billy Raffoul Releases New Song “Nobody Here (But Us)” Today

“Nobody Here (But Us)” follows the April release of Raffoul’s EP A Few More Hours at YYZ which further redefined the limits of his classic singer/songwriter sensibility, bringing Raffoul’s enchanting sincerity and warm introspection to his most sonically ambitious body of work yet.

BigBankBandz – “Cake Up”

TS Legacy rapper and recording artist BigBankBandz is dropping off his latest offering “Cake Up” an energetic track guaranteed to set the vibe and bring the energy. Produced by Freezie Production this track featured on Bank Statement releasing later in 2020, this track is one in a long list of upcoming smashes you’ve come to expect from this Chicago Native.

Gavin Haley Debuts “idk where i’m at rn” Single + Music Video

Following a slew of new music releases this year – including a remix from legendary drummer Travis Barker for his hit “Tati” – indie singer-songwriter Gavin Haley debuts his latest single, “idk where i’m at rn.” The release is the latest off Haley’s forthcoming project, due out later this year.

Out now via Red Bull Records, the emotionally charged single taps into the all-too-familiar feelings of uncertainty and disconnect in a relationship. Lamenting on his own fears and anxieties, “idk where i’m at rn” is a relatable showcase of vulnerability and doubt, translated through Haley’s nimble lyricism and melodic production.

Benny The Butcher Joins Buffalo Trio 14 trapdoors for “I Did It All”

Bending the conventions of hip-hop to fit their distinct individual styles, rap group 14 trapdoors radiate a palpable love for their craft. Emerging from a close-knit Buffalo hip-hop scene with dense bars and a wry sense of humor, the trio comprised of bendyface, Wza, and Short Moscato announce Eileen, their upcoming project. Named after bendyface’s grandmother who recently passed, Eileen is a stark and pure project, emphasizing bar-for-bar lyricism and flows that toe-tag glistening instrumentals.

POWERWOLF Release “Blessed & Possessed” Lyric Video

While storming the official German album charts with a Best Of album at a phenomenal position of #2, Powerwolf prove, metal is alive, healthy and they are the leaders of the one and only metal mass. Their new album, “Best Of The Blessed“, shows no sign of slowing down: Powerwolf truly deserve the title for one of the most successful metal bands of modern times, while “Best Of The Blessed“ is showcasing an impressive career of more than 15 years being the high priests of heavy metal in glorious style!

Ruston Kelly’s “Pressure” debuts today

Co-produced by Kelly and longtime collaborator Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios in upstate New York, Shape & Destroy documents Kelly’s journey through maintaining his sobriety and facing his past. He addresses these experiences and setbacks with unvarnished honesty, grace and conviction across 13 new songs including previously released album tracks “Radio Cloud,” “Rubber” and “Brave.” Of “Brave,” Men’s Health proclaimed, “Be prepared: this song is a sledgehammer straight to your heart,” while Rolling Stone declared it, “poignant.”

Graffiti Fresh is Persistent And Calculated On New Video “Game 7”

A southern 808s influenced, born and bred in Greensboro, NC: enters Graffiti Fresh. A big assumption about southern music is that it’s just trap. Trap is an arm to a much bigger monster that Graffiti represents: Heavy drums, deep cut melodies, stories about the good and bad during the struggles, and the lessons you get from the unfortunate losses. In 2012 he relocated to Massachusetts and released his debut project Addiction to Progression in 2016 which marked a starting point to what he has become now.


Ski Team is the moniker of New Jersey-bred, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Lucie Lozinski who is joined by a rotating list of collaborators, including her brother Ian Lozinski and west coast friends. Her sound ranges from melancholy bedroom acoustic to Americana with electronic influence but there’s a sense of humor and existentialism that stays strong across styles as evident in her forthcoming single “Don’t Give Up (Yet),” “an anthemic song that showcases Lucie’s vulnerability and raw emotion.” – Stage Right Secrets

Hear Sailmaker’s New Single “Leave It All Behind”

With Sailmaker’s debut Endeavours EP set for release on August 14th, Sutton has revealed another new taste of what’s to come in the form of “Leave It All Behind.” Written during a difficult time, the new single is about identifying routines that aren’t working or benefitting your life, looking for ways to break those bad habits, and finding better ones that help feel make you stronger and happier.


Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Meghan Trainor releases Treat Myself Deluxe [Epic Records]. Adding three new energetic originals and unreleased acoustic recordings of two fan favorites, she turns up the heat this summer with the must-have version of her celebrated third full-length offering, Treat Myself.

Meghan Trainor releases deluxe edition of ‘Treat Myself’

Lianne La Havas’ Self-Titled Third Album Out Today

British singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas’ self-titled album, her first since 2015’s Grammy-nominated Blood, is available today, July 17, 2020, on Nonesuch in the US. La Havas celebrates by joining NPR Music for its Live Listening Party series today at 2pm ET. She will participate in a video Q&A with the NPR team before the entire album is streamed live on YouTube while fans are able to chat in real time.

Budakid debuts on Disco Halal with new single ‘Ochre Tuesday’

Berlin-based DJ and producer Budakid makes his Disco Halal debut with new single ‘Ochre Tuesday’, out on Friday 17th July.

The lead single from the EP of the same name, ‘Ochre Tuesday’ is a hypnotic house cut that combines retro grooves, chopped vocals and haunting melodies, delivering an effortlessly cinematic track that leaves a lasting impression.


To coincide with the release, the band have also unveiled the captivating music video for “Better Run,” directed by British screenwriter and producer, Drew Pearce (Iron Man, Mission Impossible, Fast & Furious). The cinematic visual, with production design courtesy of bassist, Georgia, follows singer Gabi on a late night journey through the neon-steeped streets of downtown LA.*

Soulwax Remixes LA Priest | New Album ‘GENE’ Out Now

Following the release of his recent album GENE, LA Priest has enlisted the legendary Belgian duo Soulwax to deliver the remix treatment for “What Moves.” With the original racking up over a million streams globally, Soulwax have injected their trademark up-beat synth work to “What Moves,” solidifying the track’s deep earworm status.

Shoreline Mafia Shares “Perc Popper,” Their Latest Mafia Bidness Party Anthem

The most gleefully hedonistic emcees in L.A.’s new rap renaissance, Shoreline Mafia specialize in hard-hitting, party-positive bangers. Today, the West Coast’s favorite rap collective shares “Perc Popper,” an unapologetically raw new anthem. Produced by DJ Flipp, “Perc Popper” is a showcase for Fenix Flexin and OhGeesy, as the two emcees engage in a friendly competition to determine who is more savage: “In a foreign whip n**** and it’s stolen/Look at my mouth, lil b*tch, I’m golden,” says Fenix. “Perc Popper” is the latest single from Mafia Bidness, the group’s upcoming debut album, following the Helluva-produced “Change Ya Life” (1.5 million Spotify streams in two weeks).

Toronto-Based Eveta Delivers Conscious Pop With “Higher”

Born and raised in Argentina and now splitting his time between Canada and the United States, Eveta is making a name for himself by infusing his brand of highly infectious pop with a dynamic perspective informed by an awe-inspiring journey.

Now, after generating just shy of a million streams independently, the artist, singer, songwriter, and performer has released “Higher,” a timely single and the title track from his debut EP.

Lewis Del Mar unveils “Do You Need Me,” new album AUGUST out 8/21

“‘Do You Need Me’ is a mixed bag,” the band says. “A drunken car crash, a crowded bathroom stall, an insatiable appetite. As I get older, I watch my mind chart distorted webs between my lived experience. Some of these moments were recent, others distant. But they share a metallic taste in my memory. So much of the dissonance in my life stems from my attempt to interpret my experience as a straight line. When in fact my reaction to a given moment is always based in how that moment relates to everything else that I’ve witnessed. That’s how I felt when Max and Casper first played me this beat. Super highways running through foreign dive bars, mixing like milk in the pitch black of a humid night.”

Finnish Folk Metal Act FINNTROLL Releases First Single “Ormfolk”

Finnish troll horde FINNTROLL today unleash “Ormfolk,” the first single from their highly anticipated seventh studio album—the first in long seven years. Vredesvävd will be out on September 18th via Century Media Records. The title translates to “Wrath-woven,” which aptly implies what the vigorous, unapologetic and ill-spirited record is all about.

16-y.o. artist PAYDAY unveils “Disneyland”

The 16-year-old rapper and singer was raised by her father who worked on the railroad. PAYDAY spent time in Louisiana, Texas and Southern California, with most of her formative years spent in Seattle where she still lives.

TWO share debut EP, ‘Pull The Knife Out’

TWO, the new duo of Aja Volkman and Dan Epand formerly of LA indie rock outfit Nico Vega, share their debut EP Pull The Knife Out, on their own TWENTYTWO RECORDS label. The EP is written entirely by the duo with Epand producing. The EP also features the band’s first single, “In This Rough” for which they shot an incredible drone-heavy, and surely quarantine-approved, music video.


LA-based and raised artist Leah Kate made a remarkable debut with her 2019 Impulse EP. This year, she’s upped the ante with “bad idea” (which appeared on the MTV Push: RADAR playlist and caught a hint of virality thanks to @girls who shared the song with their 5M+ followers on TikTok) and another undeniably groovy electronic-pop meets disco gem called “fuck up the friendship” (which appeared on Apple’s Beats of the Week by Beats by Dr. Dre). Expanding on her accomplished track record as an independent artist, Leah Kate’s new releases credit Hayley Gene Penner, Louis Schoorl, and Sophie Simmons who have collaborated with artists such as Charlotte Lawrence, Lennon Stella, San Holo, and Sam Feldt.

Ceiling Spirits Share “Patterns” Video Via Northern Transmissions

Ceiling Spirits have shared the video for their recently released single “Patterns.” The video was shared exclusively with Northern Transmissions. The visual matches the song’s theme, illustrating the dynamics of disparate parts unwittingly creating something of an unintended force. “Patterns” is the first track to be released from Ceiling Spirits upcoming sophomore album, Alpha Helix

Ceiling Spirits Debut New Video For “Patterns”

MBNel new music video and Child Of The Trenches EP

Today, Stockton, CA rapper MBNel shares his Child Of The Trenches EP available via Muddy Boyz/EMPIRE. On the 6-track EP that was mentioned in XXL Magazine’s new projects this week feature, MBNel not only delves into his struggles in the streets but also delivers a pure message of hope to his fans. The EP contains production from multi-platinum producers Mike Crook [Blueface, $tupid Young, Doja Cat] and Keanu Beats [Migos, Polo G, Lil Baby] with guest features from Inglewood rapper Rucci and Los Angeles R&B artist Blxst.

Dylan Cartlidge shares new track “Cheerleader”

Dylan Cartlidge burst back onto the scene at the height of lockdown with the effervescent ‘Yellow Brick Road’ – his first single in just short of a year. Despite the complex times, it was certainly worth the wait with the track gaining brilliant support across the globe with radio plays from BBC R1 (Annie Mac / Jack Saunders / Huw Stephens), 6 Music (Tom Robinson), Beats 1 (Matt Wilkinson), Amazing Radio, KCRW and KROQ – and currently climbing the US Alternative Radio Chart.

ROZES New Single “All Up In My Head” Out Today via Photo Finish!

“When I wrote ‘All Up In My Head,’ I wanted to talk about the insecurities people face living in their own bodies. No matter how many times others tell us we’re beautiful & worthy, sometimes it’s hard to find self-love. A lot of times I wish I could see myself through the eyes of those who love me, and I know I’m not alone in that.”