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Lonely The Brave release video to “Open Door”

The band return today with a video for the third single from that record, “Open Door”, where the imagery is evocative in places of the first videos from the band, full of stark, human imagery and a sense of moving towards better things – a beam of positivity in contrast to the ongoing insecurities of the here and now in 2020.

Rita Wilson Shares New Single “What I Would Say”

“What I Would Say” further demonstrates Rita’s natural ability to tell authentic, universal stories through her songwriting. Lyrically the song addresses dealing with a loved one who is afflicted by addiction. Its uplifting tempo, jangly acoustic guitar and warm vocals lend optimism to the difficult subject matter. She sings, “I know just how to cry, won’t even have to try. I’ve practiced what to say when they say are you doing ok. Maybe I’d find some grace, say he’s in a better place. I hope I never have to find out what I would say.”

BYFYN releases shimmering, dark synth-pop tune ‘Ain’t Gonna Be Lonely’

Hertfordshire based artist BYFYN (AKA Ellie Isherwood) releases synth-pop single ‘Ain’t Gonna Be Lonely’ today, the latest in a line of exhilarating, textured electronic vignettes. Developing a sound that calls to mind Grimes, Robyn, Chvrches or Let’s Eat Grandma, she takes glossy synths and re-purposes them through a LoFi filter to create something wholly unique in tone. This is matched with a well-defined aesthetic to create a tangible world of her own.

Chicago’s Judson Claiborne (Bill Callahan, Low Skies, Lower Dens) – Shares New Single & Announces EP

Inspired by the enchanting and androgynous voices of Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison which captivated him as a child, as well as the likes of R.E.M (Salveter’s sister was an early member of the band’s fan club and would receive phone calls and handmade memorabilia), Pixies and Rayman Carver novels, Salveter captures something pretty unique and starkly beautiful with his music. This new EP comes off the back of four previous releases – earlier material included a slew of noteworthy guests: members of Mute Duo, Tal National, Roommate, and Drag City Records signees – as Judson Claiborne which found the band opening for Bill Callahan, John Grant and Lower Dens. As Judson Claiborne, Christopher dials down the apocalyptic murder ballads and desert dirges of Low Skies to find something more reflective and in-tune with his storytelling nature (earlier tracks reference tree-dwelling bank robbers, a self-immolating anti-war activist, a disappeared marijuana trimmer amongst other characters).

ROSEHIP TEAHOUSE share enthralling new single ‘I Meant What I Said’

Bedroom-pop newcomers Rosehip Teahouse share enthralling EP lead single ‘I Meant What I Said’, set for release September 16th via Big Indie Records (Childcare, Eliza Shaddad, Weird Milk).

Layered in lyrical beauty, the dreamy quartet’s newest effort tackles the ideas of creative mastermind Faye Rogers, exuding a sweetness and serenity evident throughout their early material, as they make their ascent from a bustling Cardiff scene that’s already spawned fellow indie risers Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard.

JWESTERN releases ‘Check In’ | ‘Just People’ EP out Oct 23rd via Heist or Hit

Taking his frictionless beats up a gear, Leeds newcomer JWestern releases punchy new single ‘Check In’ as a follow-up to intoxicating primer ‘Call You Right Now’. Released on today via faultless tastemaker label Heist or Hit (Her’s, Brad Stank, Pizzagirl), it’s a grooving ride, adrift in a cloudy, pastel coloured headspace. With it, he also announces his debut EP ‘Just People’, out October 23rd.

THE END IS NEW, The Breakout Album From The Suitcase Junket Out November 20 On Renew Records/BMG

The End is New, the compelling new album from The Suitcase Junket, is set for release on November 20 via Renew Records/BMG. The Suitcase Junket is the moniker for multi-instrumentalist Matt Lorenz, who crafts or salvages most of the instruments that he performs live and on the album. Aided by production from Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, The End is New is musically diverse and lyrically dense with meaning. First track “And Then There Was Fire” is a soulful ode to environmentalism, a fight that Lorenz holds dear.

Juanita Stein Releases Video For ‘L.O.T.F’ Snapshot Out October 23rd On Handwritten Records

Juanita Stein has released the video for ‘L.O.T.F.’ the most recent single from her forthcoming album entitled Snapshot. The clip is part of a series of videos done while under quarantine. Stein explains: “L.O.T.F is the third of the ‘lockdown video’ shoots I have made for the album. A few of us headed out to a deserted stretch of road nearby. The headlights of the truck, the misty night air, the insects flying in and out of frame projected the right energy for the track. L.O.T.F is me reflecting on a sun kissed childhood growing up in Australia. The endless starry skies, vast coastline, the distance between us and the rest of the world. All of this is tinged with a deep melancholy as I recall these years in my rear view mirror.”

Madelline – Listen: late night text

The mood starts soft and somber. I’m cooped up in my apartment overthinking a connection I thought I had with someone. When the beat drops right after 1:13, the vibe entirely changes. Now it’s a catchy bop about not waiting around for that late night text.

Enigma Experience release video for ‘Lonewolf’

The Enigma Experience have released the video for their latest single ‘Lonewolf’, which is an anthemic blend of stamping groove amidst crushing riffs.

The video sees a woman being followed throughout her daily monotony and frustrations, before breaking free and to find that the stalker was in fact herself haunting her own existence that she then leaves behind.

Lil Gemi drops music video for “Gem Life”

We first heard of Lil Gemi back in April 2020 when he released the debut single “All On My Mind”, which immediately made him a name on the new trap scene. With over 2 million streams in the first months, international radio recognition and a lot of rumours wondering “who is Lil Gemi?” – Lil Gemi is now back to answer the question, introducing us to his Gemiverse with the new single Gem Life.

In The A.M. Release Their New Single “Back Seat” with The Label Group

In The A.M. out of Indiana lead in with their latest single “Back Seat”. Having signed on recently to work with The Label Group and release their music via INgrooves, In The A. M. are bringing their high energy brand of rock with their track “Back Seat”. The single drives the rock and lifts the roll as it carries the rhythm and beat along. “Back Seat” is their first release coming from their new EP What Have I Become due out in 2021.

Still Corners Announce New Album ‘The Last Exit” Due Out 1/22 Via Wrecking Light Records || Share Title Track & Video

With the shimmering desert noir sound the band has become known for, The Last Exit takes you on a hypnotic journey, one filled with dilapidated towns, mysterious shapes on the horizon, and long trips that blur the line between what’s there and not there. Greg says, “We found something out there in the desert – something in the vast landscapes that went on forever.”

The Dumes Have A Collective Tantrum On “Neverlost”

Restless modern rock 5-piece, The Dumes, have shared their debut single and powerful statement of intent, “Neverlost”. Within its tight three-minute package, “Neverlost” delivers a striking reflection on breaking away from the past and building a future on your own terms. The track was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, Cherry Glazerr, The Killers) at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA. His guiding hand showcasing The Dumes at their most dynamic, with amps burning hot, drums beat to breaking point, and singer Elodie Tomlinson’s vocals bursting at the seams with frustration. The result of a band performance that Elodie describes as ‘a collective temper tantrum’.

Nané Announces Self-Titled Debut LP

Austin, Texas’ Nané (Nah-Nay) are excited to announce the November 13th release of their self-titled debut album. The LP was produced by GRAMMY-award winning drummer John Speice IV (Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, Golden Dawn Arkestra), engineered by Adrian Quesada of the GRAMMY-nominated Black Pumas and mastered by Erik Wofford (Explosions In the Sky, My Morning Jacket, Bill Callahan). The set was also mixed by Quesada outside of the band’s “Blue Velvet” single which was mixed by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Front Bottoms, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead).


Today, Masego releases “Passport,” the latest offering from his upcoming project: a concept EP and his most refreshing interpretation of traphousejazz yet, out later this year via EQT Recordings and Capitol Records. Additional information to follow in the coming weeks.

Australia’s Skegss Release New Single “Fantasising” Via Loma Vista Recordings, Video Out Now

After recent appearances at Lollapalooza’s ‘Lolla 2020 Virtual Festival’ and their own ‘Under The Thunder Black Tie World Tour’ livestream, the “Fantasising” video finds the rising rock trio now playing an intimate dive bar run amok with alpacas, snakes, goats, and dogs. Singer/guitarist Ben Reed, joined by bassist Toby Cregan and drummer Jonny Lani, together craft an electrifying track filled with escapist charm (“When I’m occupied I don’t have to think to breathe / As long as I’m making better memories / Cos these things last as far as I can see”).

Glaswegian Singer-Songwriter Crawford Mack releases new music video inspired by space oddity era Bowie      

Intimately involved in all aspects of his art; Glaswegian singer-songwriter Crawford Mack is not just a composer and lyricist, but a video and art director, the whole focused on the perfect expression of his musical vision. The jazz trained singer, guitarist and lyricist has concocted a musical sound that, in his words, found ‘the sweet spot between Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell’.