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Ruth Brosnan’s New Single ‘Toodle-oo’

Following up the hugely well-received single, Good Enough, Cork-based singer-songwriter, Ruth Brosnan’s latest single is Toodle-oo, an upbeat, effervescent track which again highlights her strength of character and honesty, along with a wicked sense of humour. Ruth wrote this song to promote and encourage independence in women of all races and backgrounds but Ruth’s own playful personality shines through. With its ultra-catchy chorus, sassy lyrics and melodic production, it combines all the elements of a summer pop-dance anthem, whilst having a serious message at its heart.

Philly’s Shawn Smith Releases New Video For “Braggadocious” Today

With slick bars and witty wordplay, Shawn continues to prove his own as a lyrical heavyweight. After building a local buzz in Philly under the alias Young Savage and continuing the momentum with his 20-min viral freestyle on Philadelphia’s Cosmic Kev radio show leading to a BET Hip Hop Awards cypher appearance, Shawn reclaimed his own name for his latest autobiographical debut, SINK OR SWIM: A SHAWN SMITH STORY. Known for his ferocious freestyles and slick punchlines, Smith’s forthcoming music zooms in on unapologetic, big-picture storytelling, highlighting his Southwest Philly upbringing. Providing perspective on his journey without pious intentions, Smith has carefully fostered that balance – equal parts sharp-tongued and warm-hearted – providing a refreshing perspective on the too common realities of growing up on the southwest side of Philly.


Rompiendo récords en las carteleras internacionales alrededor del continente y acaparando los primeros lugares en las plataformas digitales, la sensación de la música urbana, el dúo, Yomil y El Dany, HOY estrenan su tan esperado álbum, “Los Champions”. El disco ya está a la venta en todas las plataformas de música e incluye colaboraciones con diversos artistas urbano/cubanos por primera vez en la historia. Al igual hoy 26 de agosto, el dúo celebra cinco años de éxitos junto a su público.

Fruit LoOops – Art-Punk band releases video for “Pretty”

A high concept award show with statues for winners and a guest host Skyping in from NYC at a dingy Westside Cincinnati basement show. A power wheels car driving against the flow during a circle pit at a Hardcore / Metal festival during their set. A band that takes a limo to their Tuesday night residency at a local Northside bar.

Cali Rodi Releases “God Save The Queen” Music Video

Resisting the ubiquitous ‘sad girl narrative,’ Cali Rodi has an uncanny ability to see the bright side of even the most jarring experiences. “God Save The Queen” is a prime example of Cali’s knack for turning her lived experiences into empowering, relatable anthems. Created with an all-star team consisting of producer Lindgren (Dua Lipa, BTS) and vocal producer Emily Wright (Britney Spears, Katy Perry), shei wrote “God Save The Queen” shortly after being assaulted in broad daylight. “I wanted to create a song that gave me hope and strength because I felt powerless in the moment,” she writes.

Falcon Jane (Darling Records, GoldFlakePaint) – Shares New Single ‘The Other Moon’ (FFO Sharon Van Etten, Julia Jacklin)

This new single acts as a bit of a precursor to the sound/direction of the new album – this track is taken from it, but we’re not announcing it until later – and follows up Falcon Jane’s debut on Darling Recordings, the 2018 release, Feelin’ Freaky which firmly established May’s self-labeled “plez-rock” genre and found tips with GoldFlakePaint, The Grey Estates, Atwood, etc.


Red Bull Batalla de los Gallos, the most important freestyle rap competition of the Spanish speaking world, is now accepting applications for MCs to compete in the U.S. Final on Oct. 24.

MCs from across the United States can apply via the Red Bull Batalla de los Gallos app to be scored by a panel of seasoned judges for the opportunity to demonstrate their sharpest rhymes amongst 15 other finalists on October 24. The winner of the 2019 Red Bull de los Gallos U.S. Final, Yartzi, a rising star from Puerto Rico, will defend his title against 15 challengers. The winner will move onto the International Final.

POWER TRIP Frontman Riley Gale Passes On

Riley Gale, the dynamic vocalist and frontman of Texas thrash metal luminaries POWER TRIP, has passed away leaving a void in the worldwide metal community. Riley was an extraordinarily charismatic, outspoken, and kind-hearted person who has touched lives around the globe both onstage and off. Our condolences go out to Riley’s family, bandmates, friends, and fans. Rest in peace…

MOUNTAIN TAMER: watch hilarious teleshopping video “Scorched Earth”

Californian psychedelic sludge trio MOUNTAIN TAMER sell world destruction with their crazy and hilarious new video “Scorched Earth” video today! Watch it exclusively on Metal Injection, and get ready for their new album “Psychosis Ritual” this September 25th on Heavy Psych Sounds.

“In a nihilistic, twisted, acid-fueled sort of way, the video for “Scorched Earth” portrays the existential boredom the whole world has slumped into in the midst of this damn pandemic. It’s the kind of stuff that both hardcore stoners and those with a dark sense of humor can appreciate”, say Metal Injection. “Mountain Tamer stands apart from their peers with their keen sense of fusing the universally-loved qualities of doom and stoner rock with the hallucinatory freak outs of psychedelia.”

MOUNTAIN TAMER Sell World Destruction In Trippy “Scorched Earth” Music Video

Speed Control – New Single “Inspector Tang”

Inspector Tang is a hero, on a mission, who has found himself caught up in everyone else’s problems that he was hired to solve. He realizes that he can’t be their conscience, since he’s struggling to be his own, and needs to reach his personal goals.

Exclusive Premiere: Stream Speed Control’s New Single “Inspector Tang”

88rising’s AUGUST 08 shares new single “Bussdown Your Soul (feat. Barney Bones)”

Emotionally and melodically rich, “Bussdown Your Soul (feat Barney Bones)” is a genre-fluid track mingling menace with sorrow and placing AUGUST 08’s strength as a songwriter on full display through his unorthodox musical choices. Over throbbing sub-bass, ricocheting percussion and contemplative piano rounding out the background, AUGUST 08 croons about how materialism and the trappings of a superficial lifestyle damage the soul and hollow out your inner life. As he twists his vocals over the tortured, drawn-out syllables of “soul” in the chorus, AUGUST 08’s delivers a powerful, emotive performance.

LISTEN: Kasbo Returns with “Show You,” 2nd Single Off Upcoming Album

Today, Swedish producer and electronic artist Kasbo returns with the second single from his highly anticipated sophomore album, The Making of a Paracosm. Following his stunning debut track “Play Pretend ft. Ourchives,” “Show You” sees Kasbo return to his signature sound and offer another taste of the forthcoming full-length project with soaring melodic soundscapes and wistful resounding vocals. Finding fans in every corner of the dance music space, Kasbo’s nostalgic single is a transportive journey into an escape from reality.


Houston born, LA based artist reggie has released his first new single of 2020 and the official video for “Southside Fade” via Stomp Down. Directed by Notachance and shot in and around Houston, the raw visual showcases the true culture of reggie’s hometown – beauty and grit – and the uplifting spirit permeating through a community where adversity abounds. Both the song, produced by Houston natives TheSleepingBear & Asa Davis, and the video are an unabashed love letter to the people and places that make Houston one of the most iconic cities in America. Speaking on the single and video, reggie shares: “My city so big it feel like you on top of the world if you on it” is not just a lyric but often times a sad truth to me so I used ‘Southside Fade’ as a way to paint a familiar picture of Houston’s perks that I often see turn into a disadvantage.”

Sidny x Chaix Drop New Single “Riches”

The pair’s new single, “Riches,” was the first track they wrote together. They were sitting in traffic on the way to the studio when Chaix was in the backseat making beats on the car stereo and SIDNY was in the front seat writing/singing. By the time they reached the studio, the song was more or less finished.

Freak Heat Waves (Mattiel, Suuns, Telephone Explosion) – Share New Single, ‘Busted’

The new record is the first from the pair since relocating within Canada – previously they were both based in Victoria, BC, but Zap The Planet finds one member moving to Montreal and therefore the record is another example of how the band like to push the envelope with their experimentation. ‘Busted’ is a prime example of their new sonic approach incorporating fizzing synthesisers and uncanny atmospherics. Samples were sent back and forth across the country rather than jammed out/written together so there’s something eerie and sparse in there which, to an extent, I feel is representative of the distance between them.

Apple Music Relaunches Kids and Family Space

pple Music is relaunching its popular Kids and Family space with dozens of new, highly curated playlists and a vibrant fresh look and feel that includes all new artwork. Beginning today, enjoy the new Fun! series of playlists including Kids Fit Fun!, Playdate Fun!, ABC Fun! and many more that are jam packed with songs ranging from educational to motivational and everything in between to keep kids singing, dancing and learning for hours. Apple Music Kids and Family is also premiering new playlists aimed at fueling those young and wild imaginations like the new Pow! playlist full of Super hero songs for the little superhero, or Princess Power full of princess songs with messages of empowerment from strong female characters.

Artist: Westwood – Track: Black River

Westwood is an an alternative rock trio based in Chicago, IL. With high energy and powerful messages, they take no heed when putting their souls into every second of every song!

MkX Releases New Single “Fall”

“I wrote “Fall” about the three stages of falling for someone,” says MkX. “The first stage is apprehension and wanting to protect yourself from getting hurt. The second stage is realization and coming to terms with the fact that you’re starting to fall in love. The third stage is owning it and switching roles by making that person fall for you. Each chorus has the same melody, but slightly different lyrics that reflect each of these stages.”