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HEALTHY JUNKIES drop video for ‘Last Day In L.A.’

Healthy Junkies are everything that epitomizes the indie punk spirit – driven, authentic, and capable of causing a riot at any moment. As they prepare to release a seminal album which mashes up psychedelic rock, punk, grunge and goth, first single ‘Last Day In L.A.’ sets the bar high. As a band that have toured relentlessly since their formation in 2011, until the global lockdown of 2020, they came into this record still firmly locked in the groove.

The Jacques announce debut album ‘The Four Five Three’

To mark the announcement the band have released their brand new single ‘Do Me For A Fool’, which finds the chaotic London indie collective on a different tip as they blend dreamy guitar lines with an infectiously pop-infused undercurrent.

The track is a laid-back musing on romance, with singer Finn O’Brien’s woozy, nonchalant vocals providing a gritty counterpoint to its lusciously saccharine instrumentals.

Swedish dream-pop trio ViVii deliver new video for comeback single ‘Summer Of 99’

Much like the track itself, this new video aims to capture the warm and laid-back aesthetic that the trio have been known for in recent years. Heading out on the open road in their hometown of Stockholm, the group serenades us through their latest release to a backdrop of three campers breaking away from the city in pursuit of a simpler and more easy-going life.

Recording And Visual Artist Anuladé Looks To ‘Share The Love’ And Raise Spirits In These Unprecedented Times

Singer-songwriter and visual artist Anuladé is set to release her colourful new single ‘Share the Love’ on Monday 24th August 2020 . Produced by longtime mentor Pop Idol’s David Grant, ‘Share the Love’ is the third single from her debut album ‘Troika’ which is due for release in autumn 2020 . Having seen wide support from her previous singles across the BBC network, appearing on BBC London and BBC Three Counties along with coverage on Music Week and TV interviews on London Live TV, Anuladé’s final offering before the release of her debut album looks to be her biggest yet.

The Casket Lottery Announces First New Album In 8 Years and shares new single ‘Born Lonely’

Wiretap Records (US, Big Scary Monsters (UK) and Second Nature Recordings are teaming up to release ‘Short Songs For End Times’, the new LP from influential Kansas City indie rock band The Casket Lottery on November 6th. It’s the band’s first new album since 2012’s ‘Real Fear.

Metal Injection premieres Nights’ fourth album “High Tides – Distant Skies”

Night will release their fourth album “High Tides – Distant Skies” this Friday, September 11 on The Sign Records. The album contains nine new tracks of classic sounding rock music and is being premiered now at Metal Injection.

“If you’re in the mood for a band that sounds like Iron Maiden bought a pair of bell-bottom jeans, then you’re going to love this.”
-Greg Kennelty, Metal Injection

NIGHT Brings the Heavy Metal With New Album High Tides – Distant Skies

Stoke-on-Trent’s enigmatic crooner AVERAGE JOE shares confessional new cut ‘The Truth’ | out September 9th

Tapping deeper into his songwriting playbook, Joe’s constantly evolving sound takes centre stage in his pop/soul-infused effort, mixing the qualities of acclaimed storytellers Father John Misty and Tom Waits with the caustic spirit of Sleaford Mods and Mike Skinner, as he confidently lays the groundwork ahead of his second EP out later this autumn.

Braden Lam releases environmentally conscious single, “Forest Fires”

The fires of this new single’s title are no metaphor—like all of Lam’s songs, this one is based on a lived experience. In 2019, while working on a campaign to stop oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, he attended the biennial Haa Kusteeyi celebration on the lands of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Mere kilometres away, forests burned in a record season of them—as Lam sings, “I haven’t seen blue skies in seven weeks now.” The irony of celebrating an earth concurrently being destroyed was not lost on the songwriter and climate activist.


Italian symphonic/melodic metallers Eternal Idol return with a revamped, re-energized line-up and an exciting new album, “Renaissance” on November. 6, 2020. Featuring Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra) and Claudia Layline on co-lead vocals, guitarist Nick Savio (Hollow Haze), bassist Andrea Burratto (Secret Sphere, Hell In The Club), and drummer Enrico Fabris, Eternal Idol’s sophomore album is an epic maelstrom of symphonic/melodic metal that will delight fans of the genre who treasure intense songwriting and impeccable vocal performances.

Watch the beautiful, new film that accompanies Matt Kivel’s recent album!

The series of fourteen videos was directed by visual artist Andrés Arochi and poet Alana Burns. Long shots and still frames capture the subtle movements and everyday rituals of the people that cohabit one building in Mexico City’s Escandón neighborhood.

“This piece of cinema verité is the story of poetry found in everyday life as interpreted by a group of different people who came together to tell this particular story.” Remezcla

Bee Bee Sea Release Title Track For New Album ‘Day Ripper’ out Oct 9

One of the few heavy psych-garage songs on the record, “Day Ripper” is based on a riff progression alternated with Beatlesque choruses. Similarly to previous single “Daily Jobs”, the song further elaborates on the idea of living a suffocating and claustrophobic existence. Aside from the title, another nod to the Fab Four is on the artwork, designed by Yuri Pierini at Slack Studio: an illustration of legendary footballer George Best, occasionally known as The Fifth Beatle.


Hailing from Buffalo, New York Armani joined Griselda in March of 2020 having long been on Westside Gunn’s radar. Signed by the late DJ Shay in 2009 – the artist responsible for pioneering the Griselda Sound and developing Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine – Armani had long been growing within the Griselda ecosystem. On the project Armani notes “I’m dropping “The Liz” for the culture.

Thomas Csorba Releases New Song “Crooked Kind of Free” // Self-titled Album Out 9/25

This Friday Texas singer/songwriter Thomas Csorba will be releasing “Crooked Kind of Free,” the latest single from his upcoming album Thomas Csorba (out 9/25). Fans can hear the track and see the gorgeous new music video for the song over on The Boot.

Kyd the Band Returns w/ Video For Hypnotic New Single “Corridors” via Sony Music

Alt-pop act Kyd the Band (aka Devin Guisande) invites you on a trip into his mind with the official video for hypnotic new single “Corridors.” Lifted from his upcoming EP, the new song – co-written with Adam Friedman (Allen Stone, Mike Posner) and Kevin Griffin (The Night Game, Moon Taxi) – continues to paint a vivid picture of his ever-evolving self and beautifully marries up the embodiment of previously released EPs Season 1: The Intro and Season 2: Character Development. Season 3: The Realization is due out this October via Sony Music.

Pine Barons Share “Meadowsong” Via XPN

Philadelphia by way of New Jersey psych-rockers Pine Barons share “Meadowsong,” the second single released from their upcoming album, Mirage On The Meadow, out October 9th on Grind Select. Alongside the track, the band has shared the official lyric video, created by band member Keith Abrams.


On the heels of her debut single, Falcon has released “Young Love,” the second track to her forthcoming debut album Nova, out 10/16 on SONY/Provident Label Group. The video captures the giddy rush of infatuation while Cook’s breathless vocals express the hopeful emotions of new love.

As Falcon, Amanda Lindsey Cook is crafting a poetic pop sound, influenced by her classical roots, informed by her life experiences, and enlightened by imaginative melodies. Last month, she debuted with the single “I’ll Admit It”.

The Aces Team Up with Snakehips for “Daydream” Remix

Today, pop prodigies The Aces recruit DJ duo and hitmakers Snakehips to craft the official remix of “Daydream.”

The lead single off The Aces’ acclaimed sophomore album, Under My Influence, Snakehips take “Daydream” in a fresh direction, kicking off with a flurry of synths as the track crescendos into a buoyant bassline and high-powered percussion. Playing off lead singer Cristal Ramirez’s melodic vocals, Snakehips are able to spin the irresistible and electrifying track into a house-infused hit.

Comethazine Returns With His Ferocious New Video Single “Air Max”

Unleashing unhinged threats in his snarling voice, Comethazine specializes in pure evil trap bangers. Returning with his first music in six months, Comethazine shares “Air Max,” his new video single. Rhyming with a teeth-clenching intensity atop booming drums and mournful violin, Co warns the listener that he’s a remorseless hitter, ready for war at any time: “How the f*ck do you expect me to act?/Sold crack in the old Air Max.” In the video, Comethazine rocks a Givenchy sweater as he plots world domination from his warehouse lair, mean-mugging the camera as he smokes up with his Hench Mafia associates and shows off his rocket launcher.

African Rock Band Songhoy Blues Call On Youth To Make Change With New Track “Barre”

Acclaimed Malian rock band Songhoy Blues have released their new track “Barre” today. The group has emerged as a vital band coming out of the surging African music scene who make music for both the moment and the people. Translated from their native Songhai, “Barre” means change. The song was written to inspire the youth of their Mali homeland to get involved and help change their corrupt and oppressive political system. In light of the very recent military coup d’etat in Mali, it could not come at a more prescient and poignant time. “Barre” serves as a figurative and spiritual call to arms for the younger generation to take control of their destiny and invest in their futures.


Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today revealed more must-see performances by Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, and Trisha Yearwood for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville. Also joining the telecast’s all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June. Hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) –


Singer-songwriter Jeremy Ivey has released “Things Can Get Much Worse” today, the second single from his upcoming album Waiting Out The Storm. In the song’s new video, directed by Houston Mathews, Ivey puts on a full hazmat suit and visits downtown Nashville’s honky tonk headquarters, where unfortunately many patrons are not wearing face masks in lower Broadway’s crowded bars, restaurants and stores. Ivey had COVID-19 for eight weeks earlier this year and personally knows the kind of toll the virus can take.

Out today: Charlie Burg shares “Title Guide to the Talkies” single via FADER Label

Brooklyn-based, Metro-Detroit-bred singer-songwriter, Charlie Burg, shares B-side, “Title Guide to the Talkies,” from his double single release: “Lancaster Nights”/”Title Guide to the Talkies,” out today via FADER Label. A brand new video is also out now, that combines the two singles.