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Parisian electro pop duo Global Network’s new video game visuals fantasise about interdimensional club culture

Parisian electronic pop duo Loris Sasso and Nils Peschanski aka Global Network have just released new EP Cool Moments. Carefully processed drum samples and playful disco-inspired basslines meet RnB pop vocals in a set of tracks fit for a club, car stereo or for blasting out of a Bluetooth speaker in your kitchen.

INTRODUCING: supergroup, Empty Days Club, release Fan Fiction

As lockdown was introduced, Covid-19 gripped the nation, and the music industry fell into perhaps it’s deepest slumber yet, artists everywhere sat in their box rooms and filmed themselves on Instagram Live; beaming themselves directly into the rooms of their fans across cities, countries and the world itself. In the beginning, live streams were the lifeblood. Then came the listening parties, and then came the stark reality that new music may not appear for quite some time.

Razorwire Halo Video Release – “COVER MY EYES”

Industrial Rock Band – Razorwire Halo’s music creates layers of multi-dimensional sound that lends an experience not to be missed. Whether your listening or partaking in their live show, Razorwire Halo’s electro-rock mix and seductional foreplay is a definitive sound.

Crawford Mack reads between the lines on the melodious ‘Depends On Where You Stand’      

Crawford Mack is not your average new artist. His fellow Glaswegians would argue that he is not particularly new for starters, given his regular live performances across the city. With his debut solo album set to drop in the fall, the singer-songwriter teases listeners with new offering ‘Depends On Where You Stand’

PAINKILLERS: New Video “Live Your Dreams”

“Live Your Dreams” is the second single from the recent debut album “Storyteller” by the punk-rock band PainKillers. The song is a Punk-Rock ballad arranged in a modern key, with sweet, melodic and at the same time scratchy sounds.

Broken Hands share new single ‘For The Night’ taken from their upcoming album

Broken Hands have released the brand new single ‘For The Night’, taken from their upcoming album Split In Two out August 7th via SO Recordings. Pre-order here.

‘For The Night’ shows a new side to the acclaimed Kent rock band with a heartfelt anthemic guitar ballad of stadium-sized proportions.

PSYCHLONA: watch rip-roaring new video “Edge of the Universe”!

Get ready for takeoff! UK stoner rock wielders PSYCHLONA are set to issue their sophomore album “Venus Skytrip” this August 21st on Ripple Music (CD/digital) and Cursed Tongue Records (vinyl), and unleash a road trip-inducing lyric video for “Edge of the Universe” today.

Who could imagine that PSYCHLONA hail from Yorkshire, England, while their chunky as hell, space-coveting anthems and absolute sense of cool naturally place them on the Californian map? “Venus Skytrip” may only be their second full-length, yet these four lads will make you feel like you just chanced on the next Stoner Excalibur.


Today, self-made phenomenon Loren Gray released “Alone,” the second in a series of songs she recorded at home during quarantine. While its title might suggest the song is about solitude, it’s actually a silken reflection on being alone with that special someone. Loren wrote “Alone” with her “Cake” collaborators – The Wavys, who also produced, and Lilian Caputo and Elsa Curran.


Los Angeles-based indie pop singer-songwriter Teddi Gold has today released “Bossa Nova Baby” ft. Latin duo Mi$HNRZ, the second single off her upcoming EP Vol. 2, which is set for release this fall.

Hannah Georgas shares video for new single “Just A Phase”

Today, Georgas is sharing a new offering from the LP, a track called “Just A Phase,” a warm, enveloping track that seamlessly melds propulsive electronics with Georgas’ measured tones. With lyrics that focus on change, resiliency and anxiety the song finds an encompassing calm while presenting a buzzing hive of sonic ideas.

Sebastian Gaskin – ‘SNAKEHOLD’ out now

“My new single, “Snakehold,” is about a toxic relationship that I was entangled in for years. We’d break up, get back together, break up, get back together, and it went on and on… She literally had a snake-like hold on my heart.”

Single: Remo Conscious – Souls in a Cipher (feat. Conway The Machine & Planet Asia)

Remo Conscious recruits two of the illest lyricists in the game to create a boom-bap classic. Remo produced the track filled with haunting piano chops, crunchy drums, and a live baseline. He then drops poetic verses sandwiched between two of today’s hip-hop icons Conway The Machine, and Planet Asia.

Selci Reveals Darkly Humorous “For You”

Calgary alt-pop act Selci is sharing another transcendent tune from her forthcoming EP, A SOFT PLACE, out on July 28. On her latest single, “For You,” a confessional song about unreciprocated love that’s out today, she coos over the melodic keys-playing of jazz artist Timothonius.

Exclusive Premiere: Watch Selci’s New Video for “For You”

SILENT WINTER – new single “Nightfall”

Greek power-metalers Silent Winter present us their brand-new song for 2020 called “Nightfall”,

Brothertiger – ‘Paradise Lost’

What does contentment really mean to us? Is there such a thing as a perfect life, and are we wrong for constantly yearning for something more in the distance? These weighty, generational questions are put under a microscopic lens on Brothertiger’s new album Paradise Lost, the latest release from Brooklyn-based, Ohio-hailing 30-year-old electronic pop musician John Jagos. A lush journey through oceanic textures and gorgeous, tactile synths, Paradise Lost charts Jagos’ perspective of optimistic existentialism, his lovely cloud of a singing voice hovering over the proceedings and radiating emotional honesty.

Brothertiger – “Livin’”

Tim McGraw announces Here on Earth EXPERIENCE

This one-of-a-kind livestream event will give fans a rare inside look at the release of Tim McGraw’s new album Here On Earth. Continually live from Nashville, fans will be able to come along with McGraw as he chats with songwriters, interacts with the band and reveals the stories behind the new songs. With the backing of a five-piece super-acoustic band, McGraw will play some old favorites along with some new tracks. Up-close and live, this intimate performance will prove to be a special show for anyone watching.

Event is August 21, 2020 at 9 ET/ 8 CT / 6 PT

Atlas Vending, the astonishing new album from METZ, is out October 9th, 2020

On October 9th, METZ will release Atlas Vending, the most dynamic, dimensional, and compelling work of their career. Covering seemingly disparate themes such as paternity, crushing social anxiety, addiction, isolation, media-induced paranoia, and the restless urge to leave everything behind, each of Atlas Vending’s ten songs offers a snapshot of today’s modern condition and together form a musical and narrative whole.

Jenny Banai – my new single, Gold has arrived!

“The first lyrics of my latest single, “Gold,” are I’m returning. What does it mean to return? In one ancient context, it means to repent. To repent also means to change direction.

This song was birthed from a direction switch I needed in my own heart; a reminder that my breath is for peace and truth. This is my source and my hope.”

Old 97’s Premiere New Single “The Dropouts”

Old 97’s are returning with their new album Twelfth on August 21, and today they share the record’s opening track “The Dropouts.” American Songwriter premiered the song, writing, “It’s classic Old 97s every step of the way yet pulses with the energy of a band making their debut, with unstoppable musical swagger and Miller’s effortless lyrical eloquence on full display. The song honors society’s underdogs, to whom Miller still feels a kinship despite the band’s success.”

Old 97s Debut New Single, Rhett Miller Talks Roger Staubach, Songwriting And Sobriety


Multi-platinum R&B superstar Trey Songz has announced the release of a brand new companion visual for his recent single, “2020 Riots: How Many Times.”

THE PILGRIM: debut single “Mexico ’84”; new album announced!

Roma-based folk rock duo THE PILGRIM (formed by Gabriele Fiori and Filippo Ragazzoni of Black Rainbows) will return this October 2nd with their sophomore full-length “…From The Earth To The Sky And Back” on Heavy Psych Sounds. Fly back in time with first single “Mexico ’84”, streaming exclusively via Shindig Magazine.

Shindig! Premiere: The Pilgrim – Mexico ’84

Liberty and Justice – for All? Rory D’Lasnow Releases “An American Lie” Single/Video

“An American Lie”, the new single/video from emerging East Coast based Singer/Songwriter Rory D’Lasnow, will be available Friday July 31st, 2020 on Spotify, YouTube and all the other major services.

Lori McKenna’s “The Balladeer” music video debuts today

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, The Balladeer is McKenna’s most personal album to date featuring ten new songs that reflect firsthand on her relationships with her children, husband and family. Following this theme, McKenna wrote the majority of the album alone except for three tracks written with Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose—a group collectively known as the Love Junkies.

MOLASSESS Announces New Album, Shares Title Track via Prog Magazine

Dutch psychedelic rock formation MOLASSESS (ft. members of The Devil’s Blood) will be releasing their debut full-length, ‘Through the Hollow,’ on October 16! The record will be released via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label. The album art and tracklist can be found below. The band has partnered with Prog Magazine to unveil the title track from the offering.

The Cradle Shares New Single “Eyes So Clear” From Upcoming LP ‘Laughing In My Sleep’ Out 8/21 via NNA Tapes

The Cradle–the solo project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paco Cathcart (Big Neck Police, Eyes of Love, Shimmer)–today shared his new single “Eyes So Clear” from his upcoming album, Laughing In My Sleep, releasing August 21st, 2020 via NNA Tapes. On “Eyes So Clear,” Paco Cathcart (ie The Cradle) is joined by Lily Konigsberg (of Palberta) on backing vocals. Driven by plodding piano chords and strummed guitar, the song’s narrator wrestles with feeling distrustful and bitter toward friends who have a clear-eyed, less solipsistic perspective on life. Recalling the philosophical and reflective duets from artists such as Simon & Garfunkel and Sufjan Stevens, “Eyes So Clear” feels timeless.

E^ST Releases New Single ‘I Wanna Be Here.’

With over 60 million streams to her name before her debut album ‘I’m Doing It’ arrives, E^ST has cemented her position at the forefront of Australia’s alt-pop scene, and is poised to break globally with her incredible self-penned debut full-length and latest single ‘I Wanna Be Here’.


Los Angeles based artist and producer Kingdom can be credited as a progenitor of the intersectional R&B-dance music scene that has deeply seeped into culture over the last decade. Using his own artist projects and the coveted indie label Fade to Mind as platforms, Kingdom has continued to showcase new talent and inspire progressive sounds in the mainstream collective consciousness.