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FISH shares video for new single ‘Garden Of Remembrance’

FISH has released his brand new single ‘Garden Of Remembrance’, the latest song to be taken from his highly anticipated final solo album Weltschmerz, which will be released on September 25th.

‘Garden Of Remembrance’ is a beautifully moving song from the Scottish singer, and stands as the album’s most poignant and personal moment; a gorgeous piano ballad wrapped in a stirring arrangement that showcases one of the best vocal performances of Fish’s long and illustrious career.

Poet Michael Jones is Back with New EP from a Combination of Thought Provoking Lyrics to Americana-Tinged Rock and Classic Strum Along Tracks

Acclaimed for not just his music but his poetry, Michael Jones is building upon the success of his apocalyptic party anthem, This is the Night, with the release of his first EP, called, appropriately enough, American Poet. Featuring not only the ominous yet thought-provoking, This is the Night, but also three other blistering Americana-tinged rock tracks, including the timely new single, We Are Soldiers and the instant-classic strum-along journey through life, death and the meaning of everything, What is this Life For?

Delta Sleep release new quarantine inspired track

What do you do when months of planning and preparation gets destroyed by a global pandemic? Well if you’re Delta Sleep, you take the project you were working on and turn it into a celebration – a celebration of the places you’ve been lucky enough to visit and serve notice that you’ll be back when the world allows. Today they release the final part of their ‘Soft Sounds’ series, a brand new track inspired by quarantine – A Casa.


One of the best R&B songs of the early 2000’s ‘Say My Name’ has been given a deep-house, pop-influenced remix treatment by international producer/DJ’s Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Regard.

The Destiny Child classic, a long-time radio and club favourite for fans around the world, has been flipped into a pitched-down-party-ready jam that vibrates with a smoothness that is loyal to the original. Dipping into familiar house territory the trio’s 2020 remix of ‘Say My Name’ takes the iconic R&B anthem deep and gives a refreshing spin on one of music’s most recognisable songs.

Glasgow post-punk exports DEAD PONY share fiery new effort ‘Sharp Tongues’

Glasgow’s newest post-punk exports Dead Pony continue their relentless ascent with fiery second cut ‘Sharp Tongues’, set for release July 24th via LAB Records.

Confident, and dripping with rage, the fearless quartet’s latest effort justifies the excitement surrounding the thriving Scottish scene, as they follow in the footsteps of fellow risers The Ninth Wave and Walt Disco, attracting widespread acclaim throughout the press landscape (NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, Gigwise) and across the BBC Radio 1 airwaves (Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders).

New Lyrica “Act A Fool”

ALA.NI Releases New Song and Video “Lament for Emmett Till”

On the eve of what would have been Emmett Till’s 79th birthday, the Paris-based, London-born artist ALA.NI is sharing the new song “Lament for Emmett Till.” A sparse, achingly-beautiful track, it recites a 1955 poem of the same name by the radical activist, journalist and organizer Claudia Jones. This campaign is supported by the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, of which ALA.NI is an official ambassador of. The foundation is currently asking the public sign a petition demanding justice for Till and, specifically, that the FBI release the findings of their recent reinvestigation into his murder as a matter of urgency.

Juanita Stein announces new album ‘Snapshot’ with title track

Juanita Stein has announced her third album ‘Snapshot’ will be released via Nude Records on 2nd October in all formats.

Juanita has now shared the album’s title track, a wonderful introduction to the themes and the sounds of the record. According to Mojo the song ” whoops and devastates about how grief unhinges memories like the harshest magic”.

New > Raven Bush > shares “Moonglades” > on SA Recordings

‘Moonglades’ is a collaboration between composer/producer Raven Bush and choreographer and dance artist Coral Dolphin, comprising a dance film, an accompanying score and sample library.

Today Raven is sharing the score for the short film and the sample library, with the collaboration with Coral to be released soon.

Canadian newcomer Cate shares single ‘Pity Party’

Self-written ‘Love, The Madness’ EP (due Sep 25) is the follow-up to ‘Sad Song’, which Cate quietly uploaded onto Spotify last year, quickly racking her up over 200,000 streams and prominent playlisting spots. Currently flat-sharing with Ducrot in rented digs in Camden, 21 year old Cate relocated to London from an area on the Canadian-U.S. border known as ‘The Bible Belt of BC’, keen to escape the married-with-kids-at-25 trope of her school mates….

Blueface Releases “Famous Cryp Reloaded” Today

Today, LA rapper Blueface releases Famous Cryp Reloaded, an expanded version of the album that launched his career into the stratosphere. Famous Cryp was released in 2018 and featured the smash hit, “Thotiana,” which broke through Top 10 charts across the globe and has over 530M streams to date in the U.S. alone.

(Skope) Alt-folk artist explores the unrealistic expectations of the teenage heart via Icons Creating Evil Art

Experimenting with idiosyncratic Americana, new single ‘I Fell In Love With Her’ is a bittersweet love ballad layered with harmonious strings and husky vocals. The Swedish singer-songwriter explores unrequited love, teenage heartbreak and the unrealistic expectations these are caused by.

JACK HENDERSON – Announces new album: ‘Where’s The Revolution’ || Listen to: ‘Hey Batman’

Hallmarked with Henderson’s typically wry humour and canny lyricism, “Hey Batman” finds the singer-songwriter envisaging an ageing caped crusader in existential crisis. With the future of the Dark Knight in doubt, this intriguing single offers wistful epiphany as Henderson ruminates deeply on themes of legacy, mortality, and the inevitability of change. Speaking about the track Henderson says:

“One thing that’s certain in life is that we all get older. With that inevitability comes the possibility that both we and our heroes are surpassed by new ideas and either disappear, become irrelevant or, worse, become anachronistic clanging bells. The only way to embrace getting older, however challenging it may be at times, is to accept that things change, remain curious and open to new ideas and resist the temptation to settle.”

Low Cut Connie Shares Live Version of “Private Lives” Recorded At Joe’s Pub in New York

Today, Low Cut Connie shared “Private Lives” (Solo Acoustic Version), a stripped-down performance of the title track of their upcoming double album recorded live at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Private Lives is out October 13, 2020 via Contender Records/MidCitizen Records.

Dani Draco Links Up With Moor Sound For “Ready”

Record producer and recording artiste Dani Draco joins forces with RGG Studio’s Moor Sound on the newly released song “Ready”.

Following the success of his feature on label mate $pacely’s earlier released “Paradise”, Labadi Music’s Dani Draco collaborates with prolific record producer Moor Sound on his first major outing of the calendar year.


Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum artist Logic gets back to the roots of his craft with his new album, NO PRESSURE, available at all DSPs today via Def Jam Record­ings/Vision­ary Music Group.

Logic Returns With Highly Anticipated New Album, ‘No Pressure’, Available Today via Def Jam Recordings

On A Journey to Connect with Life’s Passions, Mark Winters Releases New Single ‘Red’

After the Coronavirus hit, Mark Winters had some extra time to reflect on the joys and passions of life. He canceled a ten-date tour of Texas promoting his single ‘Find My Love.’ and after some contemplation and adjusting to the online concert world, Mark has found a new appreciation for this digital remote reality.

Video: losLAUREN 718 – She Loved Me

“She Loved Me” is the latest single released by losLAUREN 718. Filmed in the Parkchester section of the Bronx (NYC), losLAUREN 718 visually tells the story of a relationship gone sour due to a misunderstanding.


Speaking about ‘LOVE’, Matthew explains “We’re living in quite surreal times that seem to be peddled by hate, so this is a direct response to that. At the moment everybody needs more love in their life, for themselves and each other.”

Gaidaa Unveils Stunning Debut EP

After attracting widespread critical acclaim around the globe, Netherlands-raised Sudanese R&B/Soul singer and songwriter Gaidaa today releases her stunning debut EP, Overture, available now on all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.

NEW MUSIC: Giolì & Assia Drop New Track “For You” Today

Today, duo Giolì & Assia release their new track “For You,” the first single off their highly anticipated upcoming EP, MOON FACES, to be released on Ultra Records. “For You” showcases a high octane explosion with elements of techno and indie-pop energy that solidifies their status as pioneers in the live indie-electronic space.

This track follows the success of their latest singles “Habibi” and “Darling,” which have seen over a million streams to date and drops more hints towards their forthcoming EP in this next exciting era of their career as producers, multi-instrumentalists, singers, songwriters, and performers.

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Kree Harrison Releases New Track “Lie With Me” Off Her Upcoming Sophomore Album

One Vision Music Group recording artist and rising Country music star, Kree Harrison, has released her latest single, “Lie With Me,” off her upcoming sophomore album, Chosen Family Tree. The melodic track tells the story of wanting something badly enough to sacrifice its authenticity for only a moment of satisfaction. “Lie With Me” is out today and available now on all digital streaming platforms.

Jessie Ware Releases Single Edit and Video for “What’s Your Pleasure?”

Jessie Ware releases “What’s Your Pleasure?” – the latest single from her critically acclaimed album of the same name—today via PMR Records / Friends Keep Secrets / Interscope Records. The album debuted last month at # 3 in the UK, her highest-charting album to date.

Blake English Combines 80s Glam, Self-Love, and Horror in “Sad Girls Dance Party” Video

“Sad Girls Dance Party” tells a story of a boy growing up and dealing with his father limiting his freedom of self-expression. With the help of his imagination and the characters he creates in his head, he is taken on a journey to meet his future self, which helps him accept who he is. The video is an inside look into the manner in which English himself would use to escape from the reality of being a gay child growing up in a conservative environment from the south. As a kid, his only safe space was the basement in his childhood home, where he would set up a dance room decked out with a fog machine and Christmas lights strung about. English teamed up with director Hao Jer Chang (Two Seas Media) to recreate his experience in music video form.


Mondo Cozmo – the chart-topping brainchild of alternative singer-songwriter Josh Ostrander – shares a new video for his track “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” from latest album NEW MEDICINE. Along with the release of the new video, Josh himself will be going live on Instagram today, Friday July 24, 2020 to chat with fans, discuss the new video, the physical release of New Medicine including CDs and vinyl, and play some songs as well. New Medicine is available on all streaming platforms and now physically available on CD and LP.


West Coast rapper/singer 24kGoldn has teamed up with Iann Dior to release their new collaboration, “Mood.” Bending fresh guitar licks around a pumping bass line, the power duo play it cool as they each lend their melodic voices to the fun new track.

Benchmarks announces new album, Summer, Slowly

Nashville rock stalwarts Benchmarks announced their new album Summer, Slowly with the release of their first A side B side single “Our Finest Hour” and “Technicolor.” The album will be available digitally August 21, 2020.

Song Premiere: Benchmarks, “Our Finest Hour” and “Technicolor”

Lupe Fiasco + Kaelin Ellis Release Collaborative EP ‘HOUSE’ via 1st & 15th / Thirty Tigers

Today, GRAMMY-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco and Orlando producer Kaelin Ellis released their collaborative EP HOUSE via 1st & 15th / Thirty Tigers. The EP came together by chance — on May 5th, Lupe was tagged on Twitter in the replies of a Tweet from Kaelin Ellis, a rising producer who had been posting clips of himself creating beats in lockdown. Reading “Get this to @LupeFiasco somehow,” Lupe listened, liked the beat, screen recorded Kaelin’s video, dropped it in GarageBand, freestyled over the beat, exported it in Quicktime, then Tweeted the song just a few hours after he first saw the mention.

Lyrique Shares New Video for “Smoke Break”

Philippines-born, Calgary-based hip hop act Lyrique is releasing the video for his single, “Smoke Break,” a narcotic-infused reflection on love and cannabis that swirls to a chill rap beat.

“When creating lyrics, I sometimes like to use objects as metaphors to dig into other topics,” says Lyrique. “In this case, I’m comparing the sensation of a drug-induced daze to the feelings of being in love.”