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It’s “EARTHQUAKE WEATHER” says Dirty Heads!

Better Noise Music recording artists Dirty Heads today release, “Earthquake Weather”, the second single from their forthcoming album, California Island due for release in March 2021.

“Earthquake Weather” is a fun, chilled out song that embodies all the best parts of Dirty Heads with rapped verses broken up by acoustic guitar, synth, and catchy chorus breaks. Dirty Heads masterfully combines elements of hip-hop, reggae, and rock in this California themed anthem, seamlessly switching between genres.


A mix of delta blues and southern gothic, Dixon’s music is the soundtrack of a dark road before sunrise, a back alley as night falls, that empty house on the hill. His voice provides texture and warmth. His lyrics give characters their life. Still, something haunting always seems to be present.

Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, for the last 9 years, Dixon has called Nashville, TN, home, while continuing to tour extensively.

The Hawkins release debut album “Silence is a Bomb”, shares live video from Swedish forest

The Hawkins release debut album “Silence is a Bomb”, shares live video from Swedish forest

The Hawkins’ second album “Silence is a Bomb” is out today via The Sign Records. 12 tracks of modern-sounding, Swedish rock music with a great variety of musical expressions and feel. Besides the album, the band also shares a live video of them performing one of the albums heavier tracks “Stranger in the Next Room” in the deep Swedish forest.

Saturday’s Heroes release “Turn up the Music!” mini-album

Your local heroes are back – “Turn Up The Music!” is Saturday’s Heroes’ first physical release since their latest full-length “Pineroad” from 2017. Their new mini-album contains 7 punk-fueled songs and is out now on all streaming platforms via Lövely Records. The album will soon be available as 12″ vinyl as well.

Shortly after the tours supporting “Pineroad”, Saturday’s Heroes went back to Studio Underjord to record a series of digital singles. Using their experience from being on the road and playing together for several years, combined with new ways of approaching songwriting, the band came up with a wonderful mix of songs and soon realized that the digital singles deserved the needle touch of a vinyl player.


Oz’s debut track ‘Money’ immediately established the newcomer as a beguiling alt-pop talent. It resulted in placement on high profile playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, Deezer’s Fresh Pop, Amazon’s Breakthrough UK, plus support from BBC Introducing, Popjustice, Wonderland and The Line of Best Fit.

The Hot One Two (T.H.O.T) drop brand new single ‘Rolling Stone’

Made up of furry-faced frontman Simon West, Nick Manners on Guitar, Bass player Nick Blackburn and Joe Chivers on Drums, currently aided by Rory Lewis on second guitar, The Hot One Two are a humble collective of musicians hailing from Cambridgeshire.

Bound together through a mutual love for Rock music (and all it entails), the band are seeking to spread their message across the nation – a message to reassure the UK (and the rest of the world for that matter), that Rock music, is very much alive!


‘I Didn’t Know’ exemplifies the traits that have made Decco leaders in their field. The insistent melody is immediately memorable, allowing its positive dance-pop groove to immediately embed itself in your subconscious. And having worked with an enviable list of collaborators, Decco can identify a world class vocalist. This time around they called on James Gillespie, whose tenacious vocals and autobiographical lyrics shine in a vastly different setting. It’s a song which reflects the natural connection that the trio made when they recorded the track together pre-lockdown.

New Music // Matt Ryder – “Soundless Motion”

Birmingham-based producer, songwriter and vocalist Matt Ryder’s emotions become a torrential downpour on his new single “Soundless Motion”. Documenting a period of time where he and his friends began to lose themselves to a myriad of mental health struggles, Matt’s astute observations harness the tragedy in their stories.

TV PEOPLE – Rising Dublin four-piece release new single & video ‘Nothing More’

Today, rising Dublin quartet TV PEOPLE return with their third single of 2020, ‘Nothing More’ and its accompanying video directed by Robert Clarke.

Mixed and recorded at Darklands Audio with Dan Doherty (Fontaines D.C., Vulpynes) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Christian Wright (Radiohead, Blur, LCD Soundsystem), ‘Nothing More’ sees the band come to terms with identity and the struggle of finding a purpose in life.

Molly. wants to take you to “Paradise” – NEW SINGLE

Molly. has been gigging since her teens, with performances at countless festivals around the UK and Ireland. Over the past year, Molly. has released a slew of sensational indie-pop singles, each with streaming numbers in the tens of thousands and with hundreds of plays on-air.


Critically acclaimed songwriter and producer PAUL EPWORTH today releases the brand new track ‘MARS & VENUS feat. VINCE STAPLES, ISHMAEL AND ELLE YAYA’ with it’s first play via Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1. The track is taken from his long-awaited debut album ‘VOYAGER’ to be released 11th September via Columbia Records.

Psych-rock duo Goldray release new album ‘Feel The Change’, feat. Kenwyn of Reef

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Rising’ in 2017, Kenwyn House (Reef) and Leah Rasmussen (EMI, Bedrock, Renaissance) AKA Goldray, return with a psych-rock fuelled second album ‘Feel The Change’, released on July 31.

NEW SINGLE – Ava Lily Shares Lo-Fi R&B Track ‘Closure’, Out Now

The captivating new track highlights Ava Lily’s lusciously soothing vocal which is layered over a blissful minimalist production. Co-written with New York poet Allen Vartanian, Adam Argyle (Dua Lipa, James Arthur, James Bay, Gabrielle Aplin) and long-time friend and collaborator Gareth Esson. The relatable, introspective lyrics are about longing to spend one more night with someone before completely cutting ties with each other.

Ava Lily has received support from the likes of EARMILK, Wonderland, Nation Of Billions, Euphoria Magazine, CMU Daily, Guap Magazine and Spindle Magazine. Bristol born Ava Lily’s life significantly changed when she signed to Naughty Boy’s label and moved to London. Following on from the release of her debut single ‘Painkiller’ (2016), Ava parted ways with the label and is now setting on a new direction as an independent artist. A deft songwriter her writing credits includes ZAYN’s track ‘Common’ from his latest album.

Out Now: Ina Ivy ‘Problem’

“When I wrote the song I was done with dating heartlessly to mask my sensitive, passionate personality I was ashamed of. This became reckless to me since I have a hard time not doing things wholehearted. Today, I see my sensitivity as a strength. Because of who I am, I wouldn’t be mature to put myself in a frivolous dating situation” – INA IVY on her debut single “Problem” – out now

Jonas Blue unveils ‘Stripped Down – The Making of Naked’ Documentary

Multi-platinum hitmaker Jonas Blue shares a behind the scenes look on how he made his summer anthem, ‘Naked’ with exciting young talent, MAX.

An in-depth look on how Jonas creates a pop hit from start to finish, ‘Stripped Down – The Making of Naked’ not only displays his superb craftsmanship as a producer but also as a songwriter and musician. Known for keeping his ear to the ground for emerging talent, the documentary also touches on how Jonas tapped rising US pop star MAX to sing on the hook-laden song. Frequent collaborators, Ed Drewett (One Direction, Little Mix) and Sam Romans (Lewis Capaldi) star in the short film on how ‘Naked’ was born.

Guitar Teacher by Day, Guitar God by Night, Tod Almond’s Latest Single ‘Start Again’ is a Masterpiece of Harmonies, Hooks and Hard Rock!

Tod Almond’s latest single, Start Again, is out now! A hugely welcome return to classic rock song-writing and guitar virtuosity. The single is a tour de force of harmonies, hooks and hard rock!

Guitar teacher by day, guitar God by night, Tod Almond is based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and has stuck true to the maxim, “do what makes you happy!” Teaching himself guitar as a teenager, he became hugely attached to his first acoustic guitar, then graduating to electric guitar, bass and drums, understanding the instruments intuitively and learning by ear. Like many, his experiences in bands ultimately proved frustrating, whether it be disappearing band members or broken promises, leading him to become a veritable one-man band, playing each instrument himself and building his own digital studio.


After the release of their sublime sophomore album ‘Life After’ last summer followed by sold-out UK, European and debut North American tours, London band Palace today announce the ‘Someday, Somewhere’ EP, out October 23rd via Fiction. The announcement comes alongside the release of a brand new single “I’ll Be Fine”, written and recorded by the band remotely during lockdown.

K-Trap drops new heat with ‘Whip That Work’

Produced by former Dave, Headie One and Stormzy collaborator 169, ‘Whip That Work’ announces itself with a potent mix of heavy drill beats and K-Trap’s effortless flow. With lyrics alluding to the lavish lifestyle led by the Lambeth-born artist, this is K-Trap at his bold, unapologetic best. The similarly luxurious official video sees Trap posing with an array of diamond-crusted possessions, a perfect visual encapsulation of this.


Today, singer songwriter Birdy returns with new track ‘Open Your Heart’ and the news that her new EP ‘Piano Sketches’ will be released on 6th November through Atlantic Records.

Written and produced independently during her time away from the spotlight, ‘Piano Sketches’ offers fans a 4 track reintroduction to Birdy’s incredible talent and artistic growth since 2016’s critically acclaimed album ‘Beautiful Lies’. Now aged 24, the multi-platinum, internationally acclaimed, Brit and Grammy nominated artist also today announces a highly anticipated new album for 2021, details will be announced in due course.