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Tycho Jones – “Carni”

Following on from his underground banger ‘Don’t Be Afraid’, Londoner Tycho Jones continues on his unique musical journey with his latest offering ‘Carni’, an ode to London’s Notting Hill Carnival. A fusion of dub, jungle, and post-punk, Jones infuses a nostalgic narrative with sonic vibes that would sit comfortably on both Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues and Benji B’s Deviation sound-systems!

TV Priest announce debut LP “Uppers”

London’s TV Priest arrived seemingly fully formed at the start of the year with their widescreen debut single, “House Of York”, immediately picking up international press attention and seeing support from BBC 6 Music, including multiple plays from Steve Lamacq.

SERUM 114 Releases New Single “Jeden Tag Jede Nacht” (engl. Every Day Every Night)

Today, SERUM 114 releases their third single “Jeden Tag Jede Nacht” (engl. “every day every night”), along with an expressive music video, fresh off the upcoming album Im Zeichen der Zeit (engl. “signs of time”), to be released via Napalm Records on September 18, 2020.

Indie Band Depression, Baby Release New Single “Isolation”

The North London 5 piece are back with another summer daze anthem, diving deep into their personal journey through the ups and downs of 2020.

Following the release of their acclaimed single “Home Again”, Depression, Baby have returned with their new song ‘Isolation’. A dreamy but driving track, the song gives insight into personal struggles during the social restrictions brought on by the pandemic.


At the beginning of May, as the pandemic raged through his hometown of New York, Ian Isiah revealed his latest creative incarnation: the AUNTIE project. The announcement was accompanied by a striking picture by Bronx-born photographer Renell Medrano, in which Ian recreates the famous image of Coretta Scott King at MLK’s funeral, sitting at a pew, their daughter in her arms. Indeed, moving into a new creative headspace from the salacious, digi-futuristic R&B of his breakthrough Shugga Sextape Vol. 1, AUNTIE sees Ian Isiah dig back to his formative years in gospel groups and Brooklyn’s Black storefront churches.

Logan Farmer Shares New Single/Video “No One Owes Us Anything,”

Logan Farmer has shared his new song/lyric video “No One Owes Us Anything,” the third and final advance single from his debut album, Still No Mother, out this Friday, August 21st via Western Vinyl. “Probably one of the more direct and climactic tracks on the album, ‘No One Owes Us Anything’ is about entitlement and the collective guilt we share for what we’ve done to each other and to the planet. I wrote it in a fit of bitterness late last year, so it’s interesting how relevant some of the lyrics feel as we dive into the uncertain second half of 2020,” explains Farmer.

SOJOURNER Releases Lyric Video for Fourth Single “The Apocalyptic Theater”

The maestros of levitating bleakness, SOJOURNER, have revealed their fourth single, “The Apocalyptic Theater”, along with an official lyric video, cut from their latest dark full-length Premonitions.

Singer Emilio Crespo states:
“These are actually the first lyrics I wrote for Premonitions. I definitely wanted to emphasize this subject that I feel strongly about; our actions in many different aspects of life are detrimental to the continued thriving as a species in our own home. Also, that while it’ll revitalize itself when we’re gone, there IS a point of no return for us and we could approach it quicker than we realize. We continue to act in such ways while believing that catastrophes and the like won’t happen to us or in our lifetime and we prove over and over that they do. Therefore, if we continue down this path we will eventually watch it all crumble with lifeless eyes.”

NEW VIDEO – Swedish Duo JUNG Shares Brilliant Visual For Environmentally Conscious Single ‘Polar Bears’

Swedish pop duo JUNG (a.k.a brothers Tom and Henrik Ljungqvist) reveal the brilliant, environmentally conscious official video for new single ‘Polar Bears’. Premiered with 1883 Magazine, the video is available to watch now via Universal Music Sweden.

JUNG – Polar Bears – Exclusive Video Premiere

T’neeya Releases New Song “Hype Means Nothing”

Ghana-based Cameroonian songstress, T’neeya returns with a new uplifting single titled “Hype Means Nothing”, released on her birthday.

Having started out on the back of covers, the Cameroonian singer born Jennifer Tania Takoh’s discography continues to grow steadily with the addition of timeless gems such as “Text Me”, “Low Battery” and “Joli”. Her latest release “Hype Means Nothing” is no exception to the rule.


Platinum crossover electronic artist and producer/DJ ILLENIUM announces his new signing with 12Tone Music, led by industry veterans Doug Morris and Steve Bartels. His first song via the label will be released on August 28. Of the new signing, Bartels states “Doug Morris and I are thrilled that ILLENIUM has chosen 12Tone Music for the next chapter in his already soaring & illustrious musical career. All of us at 12Tone along with our partners look forward to bringing his brand and exciting musical vision to even a greater place on the global stage.”


Amp-blowing, JUNO Award-winning trio The Dirty Nil have embraced, torn down, and then reinvented the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll star archetype for years. Today, the band announce the title of their hotly anticipated new album, Fuck Art, set for release later this year via Dine Alone Records. The Dirty Nil’s third full-length is an unabashed concoction of classic-rock heroism, pop-punk horsepower, ’80s indie scrappiness, ’90s alterna-crunch, and speed-metal adrenaline.

BLUE EYED CHRIST Releases JIM MARCUS Directed Music Video for “Massive React;” FFO Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM

LA based Electronic Industrial Rock artist BLUE EYED CHRIST has released a new music video for “Massive React,” off of his new album World on Fire Created by JIM MARCUS (GO FIGHT, DIE WARZAU), “Massive React” was originally premiered on taste-making website mxdwn.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Blue Eyed Christ Mixes Slick Synthesizers, Processed Guitars and Dystopian Imagery In New Video for “Massive React”

Snakehips, Jess Glynne, A-Boogie & Davido reveal badass anime avatars in action-packed visual‘Lie For You’

Transforming the mega-lineup of Snakehips, Jess Glynne, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Davido into resilient anime avatars, the official video for their infectious collaborative single ‘Lie For You’ is out now. The production was created by Hound Content, director Nicholas Lam and animation studio Point Five Creations.

Sad Alex Releases “sfs” Single + Lyric Video

Rising indie-pop singer-songwriter Sad Alex returns with the release of “sfs,” out now via Red Bull Records. Short for “so fucking sad,” the single showcases Sad Alex’s sharp-tongued and introspective lyricism, melodically reflecting on past heartbreak, and her own destructive habits when it comes to love.

MOLASSESS Reveals Second New Single, “Death Is”

Dutch psychedelic rock formation MOLASSESS (ft. members of The Devil’s Blood) has shared “Death Is,” the dark new single from their debut full-length, ‘Through the Hollow.’ The record, which is due on October 16, will be released via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label. “Death Is” can be found along with a visualizer from S. de Jager en Ioana Tomici.

Announcing: ‘Happy Place’ – Tendrils, from Will Mason

Happy Place is a NYC-based band of two singers, two guitarists, and two drummers, performing music composed by bandleader and drummer Will Mason.

Tendrils is the follow-up to their debut album Northfield, which was praised by Bandcamp Daily as “jittery, manic, and restless,” and by the New York Times for “succeed[ing] at fusing experimental rock and chamber music.”

Tendrils expands on themes from the first album: it is a tense and disquieting sound world marked by microtonally retuned guitars; skittering, irregular meters; and crystalline vocal lines.

UK Electro-Industrial Band BIOMECHANIMAL Announces New Single/Visualizer Release: “Enter The Animal”

After five years of shows, adventures, rewrites, rerecords, hard drive failures, and other bodily fluids, UK electro-industrial artist BIOMECHANIMAL happily unveil their next single, the long awaited “Enter The Animal.” The visualizer premiered at ReGen Magazine on August 13th.

An absolute staple of their live show, a crowd favorite, and much loved by the band itself, “Enter The Animal” is BIOMECHANIMAL’s party song.

ReGen Premiere: Biomechanimal reveal new visualizer clip for latest single

Artist: Tanya Nolan – Track: No Pressure (DJ Riddler Remix)

Tanya Nolan is a soulful R&B/ Pop singer and songwriter known for her signature power vocals, original tracks and dynamic music videos. In addition to performing, Tanya has a gift in producing signature music releases in the genres of R&B,Pop Music and EDM Music. Tanya was born and raised in Galveston, Texas, and currently is based in Houston, Texas. She has built an international following by paving her own path with her distinct artistry and distinguished voice. Her soulful R&B/Pop style is notable for lyrical depth and narrative that is refreshingly substantive for her style of music. From an early age, Tanya admired some of the great artists that came before her. This admiration inspired her to discover her own inner voice as a singer and songwriter. As a music connoisseur, she was, and still is fascinated with many genres of music. All of Tanya’s musical experiences have molded her into an artist who has an authentic sound.

New Music From Lil Mosey “Certified Hitmaker (AVA Leak)” Out Now On Mogul Vision/Interscope Records

In honor of his torrid success in 2020, spearheaded by his summery Billboard Hot 100 top-ten single “Blueberry Faygo,” Lil Mosey gives fans three new tracks as part of his Certified Hitmaker (AVA Leak). Previously released singles “Back At It” featuring Lil Baby and “Top Gone” with Lunay also reside on Mosey’s latest endeavor, which punctuates his scorching run with his 2019 album that crossed the 500,000 mark. The highlight of his new release is the sticky sample-laden “Bands Out the Roof,” which flexes his penchant for inescapable melodies.

Terry Ohms Shares New Single in Celebration of New LP

Way back in February, Terry Ohms released the brooding high energy rock LP Cold Cold Shoulder just about a year after 2019’s Terryfirma was released. In August, he’ll release his second album of 2020, Smooth Sailing Forever. Mostly recorded during the lockdown, Smooth Sailing Forever sparkles, caresses and is riddled lyrically and moodily with signs of these very weird and worrisome times. So it goes . . .

Premiere: Terry Ohms releases new video, ‘Gentlemen Caller’


GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum selling Atlantic recording artist Cardi B continues to make history with the explosive success of her new single, “WAP (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 today. The blockbuster track, RIAA certified gold in its first week, has quickly broken multiple records including the highest streaming first week by a female artist, the highest streaming first week of 2020, and one of the top 3 hip-hop streaming debuts of all time. The record-breaking single extends Cardi B’s own record as the female rapper with the most Hot 100 #1s, now four songs with the inclusion of “WAP (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion).” The track also makes Cardi the first female rapper to have a #1 on the Hot 100 in two different decades, and the 3rd female rapper to debut at #1 on the Hot 100 as a lead artist.


“These videos were made by taking new instrumental interpretations of songs from Lighter and performing to them live,” says Donna Missal. “I made projections using footage captured throughout the process of creating Lighter and cast them over myself to be immersed in them. I recorded the performances live by capturing audio and visual at the same time, using a laptop camera and my recording set up, thrown about my bed or the floor.”

GEOMETRY OF CHAOS – single “Idolatry” from upcoming full-length album.

Italian band Geometry of Chaos is the new project from Fabio La Manna, mainly guitarist, bassist and writer of the music, and Davide Cardella, drummer and much more. The project is the fusion of his solo work and what remains of Alchemy Room band, in their last period with Davide on drums. La Manna is recording the first album for Geometry of Chaos, with Davide Cardella on drums as part of the band, and other guest members. It has a fresh new metal progressive sound with a lot of influences from classic rock and cinematic music.