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UK punk quartet Rats On Acid showcases the formation’s raw and emotional stance on the mental state of a victim of a real-life traumatic experience through “Like It Like That” – the band’s latest, enraged and induced with the dynamic of the classic punk atmosphere and attitude single! Outlined by musical components and elements that are required for the creation of an oldschool-influenced punk sound, including fast-paced, dynamic rhythm, despaired and frantically-delivered vocal lines and crude-centered production, “Like It Like That” accurately exposes and presents the overwhelmingly upsetting consequences of a truly personal and chilling tragedy and brings awareness to an incredibly problematic and upsetting topic that – unfortunately – becomes more and more relevant nowadays.

Purpendicular – ‘Sex & Money’

The single “Sex & Money” by PURPENDICULAR is the first release from the upcoming new album, which will hit the shops in early 2021.

The new track continues the musical path which was defined by the previous two longplayers “This Is The Thing No.1” and “Venus To Volcanus”: Classic Rock, inspired by bands like Deep Purpel with a modern touch. Straight to the point, but also playful with a catchy groove as well as the charismatic voice of singer Robby Thomas Walsh. In addition, the new song features Paul Morris (Ex-Rainbow) and Ernesto Ghezzi (Gotthard) as guest musicians.

Adam Hender announces debut album ‘Sick’ out Oct 30th

Adam Hender has announced the release of his debut album Sick, out October 30th via 3tone Records. The album is available to pre-order now here. Marking the announcement Adam has released a teaser of the forthcoming single and title track out on September 4th, which can be heard here.

Adam’s forthcoming debut album mixes sincere songwriting with electrifying melodies. “I like to think what I talk about is real,” explains Adam, “I don’t ever write something that I don’t believe, because people know if it’s fake.”

ARCADIAN CHILD: stream classy psych single; new album coming on Rebel Waves Records!

Cyprus-based ritualistic psych rock goldsmiths ARCADIAN CHILD are set to release their new album ‘Protopsycho’ on October 9th through Rebel Waves Records — Ripple Music’s garage and psych rock imprint. Stream their classy and swirling new single “Bitter Tea” now!

ARCADIAN CHILD’s third album ‘Protopsycho’ finds the mercurial Cyprus psychedelic rock quartet experimenting with new sounds to progress and evolve. With a music that channels the squealing sirens of the Mediterranean up to the dark bellows of the West, Arcadian Child deliver their ritualistic psych-rock melded with tripped-out ambiances, hallucinogenic patterns, and cathartic outbursts. Boasting a heady swagger, sophisticated riffs and purposeful lyrics, their music echoes far and wide.

STÄLKER Announces New Album & Releases Ferocious New Single “Of Steel And Fire”

New Zealand’s speed metal overlords STÄLKER are returning with yet another lesson in raw and in-your-face heavy metal, breathing the spirit and danger of the glorious 80s.

Following 2019’s globally acclaimed Powermad EP, the band’s impatiently awaited second full-length album, Black Majik Terror, will be released on October 30, 2020 via Napalm Records.

Shivum Sharma drops ‘Diamond’ EP with Kindness remix

Shivum Sharma releases final single ‘Waiting Room’ alongside EP ‘Diamond’ on August 25th, unveiling a Kindness remix of the titular track.

Returning from a hiatus to refocus his sound and to produce and write with other artists, the South London based producer and singer-songwriter shares his unique South London sound from a queer perspective, with influences from Minnie Riperton, Blood Orange to Prince.

Shango SK – “The Rush” (video)

Raised in Stockport, multi-talented newcomer Shango SK takes cues from the melting pot of sounds that he’s been surrounded with growing-up. Citing Manchester legends Oasis as one of his main influences, he’s also quick to list Future and Bon Iver as guiding forces too. Today you can watch the official video for The Rush.


Well known for his extensive philanthropic work, Jon Bon Jovi spent the initial quarantine days and weeks helping feed those in need at his JBJ Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant in Red Bank, NJ. Calling himself the “hall-of-fame dishwasher” at the restaurant, Jon was captured by his wife Dorothea in a photo, which was later posted to social media with the caption “If You Can’t Do What You Do… Do What You Can.” The songwriter’s mind immediately went into action and a complete song was created the next day. The new single will be on the forthcoming album 2020, set for release October 2nd.

Starwolf shares new video for “Bad Feeling” & announces upcoming EP via PopMatters

Regarding the single, PopMatters described it as “a tune that calls to mind the drippy, dreamy sounds of Chicano Batman as well as the cold but bold sounds of Washed Out and warm, funkified sounds that only Starwolf itself could deliver.”

Divino Niño’s New Single “Made Up My Mind,”

Divino Niño today shared their characteristically sensual and eclectic new single “Made Up My Mind” via Winspear. The song is their first output since 2019’s critically acclaimed LP Foam (Winspear), as well as their first release since officially welcoming touring member Justin Vittori to the band.

Nario Da Don “Tell Me The Reason”

Connie Boy Records rapper and recording artist Nario Da Don presents his melodic single “Tell me the reason” featured on his mixtape “The Kid From Ebony Gardens”. “Tell me the reason” has him wondering why people are leaches, examining his love life and reflecting on things going in the hood. His friends are dying, they’re in the street and it seems like it’s the past yet everything is current. Its easy to relate to this aspiring artist as he questions why things are the way the are.

Peruvian experimental artist Ale Hop announces ‘The Life of Insects’ LP for Buh Records

Ale Hop is an artist, researcher, and experimental instrumentalist. She composes electronic and electroacoustic music, by blending strains of noise, pop, avant-garde, ambient and a complex repertoire of extended techniques for electric guitar and real-time sampling devices which she uses as her sound vocabulary to craft a performance of astonishing physical intensity, saturated of layers of distortion and stunning atmospheres.

The Avett Brothers Share New Single “Back Into The Light”

Ahead of the release of their highly-anticipated forthcoming album The Third Gleam, out this Friday on American Recordings/Loma Vista Recordings, three-time GRAMMY Award-nominees The Avett Brothers share their reflective new single “Back Into The Light.” Through the powerful imagery of aging fathers holding onto ancient wounds, drowning troubles in a bar, and watching dreams chip like paint, the band illustrates just how easy it can be to surrender to the darkness of our thoughts.

Avett Brothers Open Up About Overcoming Insecurity, Discuss Writing ‘The Gleam III’

Grammy-Winning Icon Wynonna Announces ‘Recollections’ EP, Listen To “King Bee” Now

Recollections, the captivating new EP from Wynonna, marks both a literal and a figurative homecoming for the GRAMMY-winning songstress who recorded much of the collection while quarantining on her Tennessee farm in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Forced off the road for the first time in years, she found herself reconnecting with her roots as she sang once again for the sheer joy of it, performing a series of loose and lively covers with her husband, former Highway 101 drummer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cactus Moser.

Stream Loma’s “Half Silences” from Don’t Shy Away

Loma’s “Half Silences” is a sublime standout and visual from Don’t Shy Away, the group’s forthcoming album. Band member Jonathan Meiburg says of the track, “‘Half Silences’ was the first song we recorded for Don’t Shy Away, and we kept tinkering with it after we soft-released an early version last year. When you start making a record, you don’t know which songs will make the cut—but this one always seemed to belong, and we wanted to give the final mix (and its DIY video) a proper debut. People have asked if the fireworks are CGI. They aren’t.”


While first single “unearth me” was Oklou grounded, “god’s chariots” takes her to an elevated, more chaotic dimension of the Galore world, directed again by Parisian filmmaker Kevin Elamrani-Lince.

Author, widower: Use National Grief Awareness Day to cope with Covid-19, loss

To commemorate National Grief Awareness Day, the widower who became nationally known after his wife wrote a heart-wrenching column in The New York Times days before her death says we must recognize grief is a common experience for all, especially during Covid-19.

Jason Rosenthal encourages people to use Aug. 30 – National Grief Awareness Day – as a time of reflection and gratitude. “The global pandemic has forced all of us to think deeply about what ‘loss’ means. Consciously or not, we are all grieving something,” says Jason. “It seems to me that focusing on what we are grateful for will go a long way towards having the fortitude to get through this crisis,” he says.

My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me

Fox Jackson – “Behind Closed Doors”

His career in the entertainment industry began at just 11 years old, when he landed the lead role as Billy Elliot, in the hit West End musical, “Billy Elliot the Musical”. Jackson has garnered acclaim from the likes of Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and Earmilk to name a few.

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