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Bedroom pop for emo kids: California band Crooked Teeth new music video “Gone Forever”

“Bedroom pop for emo kids” is the preferred genre for California band Crooked Teeth and their new music video and single “Gone Forever”. Nostalgic guitar leads and alternative rock lyrics from vocalist and guitarist Tyson Evans have led to praise from KROQ radio, Earmilk, and single “Beg” surpassing 500k streams. Earmilk describes the band’s current single, “Beg,” as being “the defining decision we’ve all had to make…between leaving the bar early OR staying out till all hours of the night and succumbing to a hellish hangover the next morning. It’s a true headbanger and millennial emo-anthem of 2019”.

Brand New Single “Black Liberation” from Kabaka Pyramid

Spanish melodic techno master Dosem releases new album single ‘Megacities’

Spanish DJ and producer Dosem releases ‘Megacities’, the second single off his upcoming album ‘Dream Decoder’, out September 25. A driving club hit, ‘Megacities’ will be familiar to many as a staple in Dosem’s sets. Building on the heavy-hitting sound of ‘Tower’, ‘Megacities’ opens with a filtered riff that soon gives way deep rhythmic drums.

PA’s Floorbird Release New Single “Navy Blue”

From the ‘burbs of Philadelphia comes indie/emo 4-piece Floorbird. The band’s new EP ‘Fall Apart Anywhere’ will be released on September 25th and they’re giving listeners a taste, with the release of their new single “Navy Blue” which is the follow up to the recent single “I’m Not Nervous.”

Gab De La Vega releases new video “I Still Believe”

Gab De La Vega presents “I Still Believe”, his third video from the new album “Beyond Space And Time”, released on January 24th.

The italian born musician grew up in the punk and hardcore scenes but he found a way to express himself through softer sounds in the last decade. His third full length sees the definitive opening to a collaboration with a supporting band, with which he was able to play some shows to promote his new album before the Covid emergency, in addition to the debut full band show as an opening act to Frank Turner last year.
But “I Still Believe” rediscovers the essentiality of the most direct and personal communication of a songwriter who is not afraid to step on stage alone.

KHORS – Release Music Video For “Beneath the Keen Edge of Time”

The lyrics to this song is Julian Shpol’s poem “About Myself”. Mykhailo Yalovy, also known by the pseudonym Julian Shpol, became the first prisoner of the House “Slovo”. His arrest in the spring of 1933 marked the beginning of a wave of repression against Ukrainian cultural figures. His poem “About Myself” is one of his last lines. He was shot in the Sandarmokh tract on November 3, 1937. Julian Shpol belonged to the representatives of Ukrainian futurists – the avant-garde trend in Ukrainian literature.

Vaughan explores the compulsive desire to fall in love on new single “BitCrushed”

As a graceful voice for the young queer community, Thomas Harvey is the English Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind the alt-pop moniker Vaughan. Speaking with vulnerability through his eloquent poetic lyrics, the downtempo electro-pop artist is soon to release new single ‘BitCrushed’.

Anna Krantz unveils sublime visual for ‘We Could Be High’

‘We Could Be High’ was written on a Zoom call during the recent global lockdown. Anna Krantz, like many writers, had her reservations about collaborating over the internet for the first time, yet when all other options become suddenly stripped away, creatives get creative.


With the absence of the annual West Indian Day Parade in NYC this year, Brooklyn-bred artist Alex Mali releases the new visual for “Good Good,” a celebration of her Caribbean heritage to honor the highly coveted event that takes place on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway. She taps her Trinidadian and Jamaican backgrounds for the eye-catching Omni Films directed music video. With James Alonzo White (Travis Scott, Cardi B, Rotimi) assisted choreography, Mali dances through the streets of New York in wardrobe inspired by classic handcrafted Carnival costume and created by Ebony Iman of Iman Worldwide.

Ace Burns, “Blackberry Whine”

“My grandfather is chief of the Esuk Atu people in Cross River, an Efik tribe. By contrast, my mother is African-American and I was born in Brooklyn. Not being considered full Nigerian in Nigeria, even though I’m a prince, and not being considered an American in America, even though my family goes back five generations, is why I call my first album Half-Caste.” Half-Caste is out now on Koinda Records.

Introducing > new 20yo Afrobeats singer Jobaa > watch “Olla” video

Jobaa is a contemporary Afro-pop recording and performing artiste.

Jobaa whose real names are Aina Oluwajoba Emmanuel was born on June 24th, 2000 and hails from Lagos Nigeria and is from the state of Ekiti.

He developed a keen interest in music at an early age and started making music in his early secondary school days, where he was known as Rico before he evolved to Rico P and finally a pop talent under the name Jobaa; which is which is his first name (“Oluwajoba”) and first letter of his surname (“Aina”).

San Diego Surf/Skate Punks WANTED NOISE Release New Single “Go Get”

Bassist Jin Salamack who wrote and performs lead vocals on the track says: “Go Get” was a saying my high school track coach Gary Sanchez used to tell us at practice. “If you want it bad enough, you need to go get, go get,” forgetting the ‘it.’ I swear he knew that it would spark a song title one day. This single speaks for the youth and adults who never grew out of doing what they’re passionate about. Not giving up on your dreams by giving in to what society thinks is best for us. This song also speaks for this band. We met in college, got our degrees, but at the end of the day, we still would much rather be on stage sharing our experiences with our fans. Hopefully our music can inspire others, as the bands of our generation did for us.”

Artist: ExGeo – Track: Live Forever

ExoGeo is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist, and producer Rebecca Kathryn Perez. Based in Seattle, Perez creates compelling original music that blends indie, experimental, industrial, and dance DNA into tracks that have been compared to Nine Inch Nails, and Grimes. She writes songs about things like the afterlife, summoning the Devil, and hearing voices, speaking for people unable to speak for themselves. Perez is fearlessly creative and embraces her individuality in a much more profound way than most musicians, which gives her work an inimitable, iconoclastic sensibility few can match.
ExoGeo tracks consist of Perez performing on guitar and bass, singing, creating weird computer sounds, and employing an occasional sample.

EmmaTrend “Promised Love” New Single!

Hillbilly Vegas Release “Hell To Pay” with The Label Group

“Hell to Pay” was born out of exhaustion and being driven all at the same time. The grind of the never-ending road and praying we reached the end before our end. We’ve all felt like that demon called time is not far behind trying to grab us before we are ready. But mostly it’s a great song to crank up the volume and get a speeding ticket to.” – Hillybilly Vegas

Artist: Simmo – Track: Something About You

Shoreditch, East London, is the home of music producer Simmo. Impossible not to hear multiple genres in a day; be it deep house in a coffee shop, funk and disco in a bar, breaks blasting from a trendy store, or techno shaking the walls of a club. It is this variety that serves as the starting block for most of his productions.

ICYMI: Bedroom pop for emo kids: California band Crooked Teeth new music video “Gone Forever”

“Bedroom pop for emo kids” is the preferred genre for California band Crooked Teeth and their new music video and single “Gone Forever”. Nostalgic guitar leads and alternative rock lyrics from vocalist and guitarist Tyson Evans have led to praise from KROQ radio, Earmilk, and single “Beg” surpassing 500k streams. Earmilk describes the band’s current single, “Beg,” as being “the defining decision we’ve all had to make…between leaving the bar early OR staying out till all hours of the night and succumbing to a hellish hangover the next morning. It’s a true headbanger and millennial emo-anthem of 2019”.

Low Hummer share new single ‘Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person)- Listen Now

Hull quintet Low Hummer have shared their massive new single ‘Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person) on Dance To The Radio.

Announcing themselves in late 2019, the band have quickly asserted themselves as one of the most exciting new bands from the North of England with a run of hard hitting singles that blend noughties pop-rock choruses with post-punk that is danceable as it is gloomy and ever increasing amounts of perfectly placed synths.

Releasing their music via iconic Leeds indie label Dance To The Radio, Low Hummer have already found themselves championed by Radio 1 and across BBC 6Music as well the likes of NME, Clash, Dork, Under The Radar and many other tastemakers.

Listen to Westmab/ML’s latest release “Sky Is The Limit”

The latest track is an epic masterpiece and is the first release of the former Mr. X and Mr. Y DJ’s upcoming album. “Famous Last Songs Vol.1” is due to be released on 22. January 2021 and features artists in the likes of Yello’s Dieter Meier, Psychedelic Furs’ Richard Butler, 2raumwohnung’s Inga Humpe, Alphaville’s Marian Gold, and many more. The TV premiere is scheduled at the German TV channel, ZDF, at “Klassik im Club”.

Penfriend releases new single ‘The Only Way Out Is Through’

Penfriend is the new project from Bristol solo artist Laura Kidd. Arriving with arms outstretched in the midst of a crisis, Penfriend offers meaningful connection in a time of global uncertainty. ‘The Only Way Out Is Through’ arrives on a wave of icy synths and 90’s guitar crunch with a message of hope and determination that we all need after a tough six months.

The Only Way Out Is Through (8/9/20)

PLANTS AND ANIMALS – New Album ‘The Jungle’ out 23rd October via Secret City Records

Plants and Animals have shared a brand new single and video for “Le Queens.” A French song featuring Adèle Trottier-Rivard on vocals, the theme was inspired by an evening spent in Queens, NY. The new song and video are premiering via Consequence of Sound. “The Jungle,” their fifth studio album, is set to be released October 23rd via Secret City Records. The band is also announcing brand new UK tour dates, in what we all hope will be a post COVID-19 world.

Out Now: Moli releases music video to “Jacuzzi”

Moli, her friends and a jacuzzi – the perfect setting for the perfect evening! “Jacuzzi” is Moli’s latest release and sees the singer reflecting on those one-of-a-kind evenings with loved ones.

“Jacuzzi” was inspired by the first night Moli and her team spent at Fattoria La Vialla, a writing camp and organic farm near Arezzo in Italy. “We were celebrating one of the farm owner’s birthdays and after drinking a lot of wine, we all ended up in a hot tub. It was a truly magical night,” remembers Moli.

GUNSHIP collaborates with KAT VON D on “Blood Black Red Kiss” video

When people talk about synthwave artists GUNSHIP, it’s not uncommon to hear what some might think is hyperbole. “Blistering” (Vanyaland), “absolutely incredible” (Everything Is Noise) and “gorgeous” (Sputnik Music) are just some of the adjectives that have been showered on them. But for the men behind the curtain – Dan Haigh, Alex Westaway and Alex Gingell, these plaudits don’t allow them to rest on their laurels… they just make them work harder.

BÜRNER: Swedish hard rockers launch “Kill You Till You’re Dead” lyric video

BÜRNER call their music gasoline-fuelled rock with no brakes and with this expression they hit the nail. The three guys from Sweden don’t play stale guitar rock, but groove into R’n’R paradise. Motörhead, AC/DC, Saxon? Admittedly very big names. But you just can’t avoid mentioning those bands while describing BÜRNER. Their music sounds like a spontaneous casual jam, bursting with energy. Their sound is loud and heavy, vibrant and always catchy.

Anna McClellan returns with a new album! I saw first light is out November 20th

“‘Desperate’ tracks the thoughts of someone (me) desperate to be fully seen and understood. It harkens back to my teen years when male validation seemed the only way to be seen and I would sit in my room at my parent’s house all night feeling phantom vibrations, my heart leaping as I looked at the phone to see my crush still hadn’t texted. There’s also an underlying question of whether or not it’s possible for me to be fully seen by another and the fear that maybe genuine connection will elude me forever.” – Anna McClellan

Nario Da Don “Tell Me The Reason”


Speaking about the inspiration for the track, Kiiara shared, “Too many people have tried to control me over the years and it had taken a toll on me. I became numb to what was going on around me. I was exhausted from trying to explain myself and it felt as if people would wait for me to be at my weakest and most vulnerable to swoop in and manipulate my view on things. It was debilitating and I felt like I was in a tunnel all alone. I shut down completely.”

Rapper/Producer Johnny Smoke Takes Us On A Musical Roller Coaster With New Self Titled LP

Johnny Smoke is a Billboard chart topping producer, John Lennon Award winning songwriter, artist and founder of DEAD|END KIDS record label in Los Angeles. He has also gained recognition working as a producer for OWSLA/Atlantic, Nickelodeon, Scooter Braun, Universal Pictures, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and more. Originally from New York, Johnny began his musical career as a rap artist in the 80’s. Influenced heavily by the rebellious nature of Hip Hop and Punk, he began performing at the age 11 and advanced to sharing stages with his band The Basiqs opening for national artists Ghostface & Raekwon (Wu Tang), Talib Kweli, Mary J. Blige, The Roots and more. At 19 he was briefly signed to Quincy Jones’ label Qwest/Warner Records as “GAGE”. A name he would continue to use as a producer up until his first solo release in 2020.

MÖRK GRYNING Shares New Song, “A Glimpse of the Sky”

Legendary Swedish black metal formation MÖRK GRYNING has shared “A Glimpse of the Sky,” the second new single from their upcoming album, ‘Hinsides Vrede.’ The offering is the band’s first new full-length since 2005 and will be released on October 23 via Season of Mist, making it their debut to the label.