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Following the release of single ‘Not About You’ from the forthcoming album Black Girl Magic, Honey Dijon unveils a stunning animated video, premiered by Paper magazine, alongside single ‘La Femme Fantastique’, on Friday 7th August. The single featuring vocals from Josh Caffe is Honey at her unapologetic, hedonistic, and achingly cool finest. As Josh’s captivating vocal narrates, the hypnotic lyrics are echoed in Honey’s mesmerizing production, making for an industrial and electrifying club cut.

NEW VIDEO – Macca Wiles Reveals Striking Official Video For Rock, Rap Single ‘Honeytrap’, Watch Now.

Penned by Macca himself, ‘Honeytrap’ was produced by Matt Schwartz (Yungblud, M.O., Massive Attack, Halsey). The new track sees Wiles looking back at a toxic relationship and an experience where he had been set-up. Wiles’ powerful vocal and gritty, raw rap flow gushes over the electric guitar led production, which intensifies with a heavy bass and catchy 808 beat. On ‘Honeytrap’, Macca says: “It’s about betrayal of trust”. The stirring official video follows Wiles as he lays his life on the line for someone that he thought he loved.


“This song was was written about the theft of our van last year, it was also the first song musically that was written for ‘The Heart Won’t Listen” but also the last to get lyrics. When the van was stolen along with all of our gear we had a huge outpouring of support, it was incredible really all the offers of help, gear loans, messages from far and wide. There was also a crowed fund set up by one or two of our fans and this is really a big thank you to all of the people that donated to that.

There were also a fair few people tell us what we should have done, what they would of done and what we could have done.. hence the title and some of the lyrics. Its definitely a song of defiance that shows that it’ll take more than that to stop us. The riffs are heavy and the groove swings, Its one of our favorites to play live for sure.” – Tom Leighton, Vocals

WALT DISCO share aquatic-themed video for “Hey Boy (You’re One Of Us)

Walt Disco release the video for their new single “Hey Boy (You’re One Of Us)”. The track is lifted from their recently announced debut EP, ‘Young Hard and Handsome’, out September 30th via Blood Records.

Walt Disco are a band who defy all convention to create a world of their own, truly like no other. Their fearless, unique pop songs are created without constraint, with a message of self expression at the very core of everything they do.

Moscoman drops second studio album Time Slips Away

Channeling what Moscoman describes as ‘happy sad’, Time Slips Away is inspired by the highs and lows of touring life – the amazing gigs vs the shitty ones, plus the opportunity to see the world vs the hectic traveling schedules and lack of sleep.

Once more from the heart… JAMIE WEBSTER releases ‘Common People’

A rallying call for the downhearted and dispossessed, popular singer-songwriter, Jamie Webster bounces towards the release of his debut album by releasing Common People, a pocket-sized shock of optimism in under three-minutes, OUT NOW on Modern Sky. Caught in the headlights of international recognition, with his track, This Place, being chosen for global TV playback in time to Liverpool Football Club lifting the Premier League trophy, the single also arrives as Webster looks ahead to his biggest, ever UK & Ireland Tour.

video: BERCHIE, “LAVI$H”

The “Lavi$h” clip was directed by Berchie alongside co-directors Valenncii Ventora and Zikomo Essamuah. Berchie says he made the track “mainly as a reminder that if you work hard and keep your faith strong, that no matter what in life you will succeed. With hard work, success will crown your efforts.”

Sleepwoka – “How I Was Wrong”

Whereas for many 2020 has been the year that stood still, for Sleepwoka he has been busy songwriting, recording, filming music videos and broadcasting live stream gigs. Sleepwoka’s music is produced in his bedroom in North London. The strong use of analog synthesizers brings a nostalgic 80s vibe and the dream-like atmospheric visuals add a surreal tone to the whole project.


El Salsero David Kada se ha posicionado como uno de los interpretes del genero mas respetados y cotizados del momento. Su mas reciente tema “El Amor De Su Vida” se mantiene solido en la posición #3 de la prestigiosa lista de Billboard Tropical. El cantante Dominicano esta celebrando un éxito impresionante con sus mas recientes temas y comprueba que la Salsa vive y el genero sigue exitoso.

Jordana Lilly ‘Locked Up’ out 10th August 2020

Combining R&B, funk and pop sensibilities, Locked Up is undeniably infectious from the offset. Jordana’s soulful vocal tone soars effortlessly over dynamic brass flourishes, contemporary rhythms and highly relatable lyrics in order to create a sound that feels both playful and poignant.


Raised between Virginia and her parents’ native Colombia, Kali Uchis rose to prominence with her project Por Vida in 2015. Uchis’ 2018 debut album, Isolation, received widespread critical acclaim and was featured on Best Of lists in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Vulture and many more. Uchis has collaborated and shared stages with Gorillaz, Jorja Smith, Juanes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Tyler, The Creator, Daniel Caesar, Bootsy Collins, Snoop Dogg, Kaytranada, Leon Bridges and more and has toured the world over, with much-lauded sets headlining Tropicalia and at Coachella, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and many others.

Sheryl Crow Releases New Music Video For“Woman In The White House”

Directed by Peter Harding, “Woman In The White House” juxtaposes Crow with historical footage from the women’s suffrage movement and current scenes of peaceful protest from our Nation’s streets, reminders that the struggle for equality is long and hard fought. The song, produced by Steve Jordan and featuring soulful backing vocals from Lucius, rocks with rootsy energy and optimism, a Crow trademark.

Kent-Based Singer Songwriter, Chris Lewington, Emerges from The Silence and Issues New Album

Chris Lewington, the Kent-based musician and composer, has released his second album entitled, Riverside, twelve tracks drawing deeply upon the classic singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s but imbued with his own idiosyncratic style. Riverside is Chris’ second solo venture, having previously led The Silence and The Bicycle Thieves, achieving mainstream and cult success along the way.

No Joy shares “Dream Rats” feat. Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)

No Joy releases the latest single “Dream Rats” from their forthcoming album Motherhood. The track features frontperson and principal songwriter Jasamine White-Gluz’s sister, Alissa, of deathcore supergroup Arch Enemy. “Dream Rats” crams in synth choir, blast beats, cowboy leads, and signal-jammed shredding into a radio-friendly three and a half minutes. Motherhood, is out on August 21st via Joyful Noise / Hand Drawn Dracula.


The Hirsch Effekt share their new single “DEKLARATION” along with a music video. It’s the fourth single from the band’s 5th studio album KOLLAPS released in May 2020 via Long Branch Records. KOLLAPS encounters everyday madness with elaborate counterpoints and ludicrous lyric lines. In a heavier manner, the band slips into the roles of other, social actors to reflect the aspects of their agenda: a dispute with the systematic collapse is thematized from the perspective of the „Fridays For Future“-movement, depicted in a musical dainty or a bizarre way, then again also to corrode opposers in a strobe-like manner.

Zooni return today with new single ‘The Details’

Brighton-based art-pop makers Zooni return today with new single ‘The Details’. The follow up to their February single ‘Dissolve’. ‘The Details’ is a powerful yet fragile mix of poetic lyrics and transcendent textures. Combining hypnotic beats with delicate piano and angular guitars it is available to stream below …

Shaima fuses pop, hip-hop and R&B with traditional instruments to highlight diversity with new single ‘Outsider’

Shaima is a young, dynamic singer with a huge creative edge musically uniting her mixed cultural identity via what she playfully calls a ‘Bolly Beat’ – fusing pop, hip-hop and R&B via modern and more traditional instruments such as sitar, Arabic flute and tabla. She released her new single ‘Outsider’ out now.

Miserable Chillers Share New Album ‘Audience of Summer,’ Out Now Via Baby Blue

Last Friday, Brooklyn-based sophisti-pop project Miserable Chillers released Audience of Summer, their latest full-length album out now via Baby Blue. Whimsical, prismatic, and evocative, the record follows Gallego’s fascination with the ideas of exploration and growth. Audience of Summer is out on all streaming platforms and available for purchase (cassette / digital album).


Tate’s current single, “you broke me first” currently has over 85 million streams worldwide. The track has received top tier pop playlisting on Spotify and Apple including Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits and Apple’s A-List Pop and many more. Both “you broke me first” and “vicious” will be featured on Tate’s upcoming EP due out this fall.