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Eyedress announces “Jealous” 7″ picture disc & chats with American Songwriter

Eyedress is releasing a 7″ picture disc for his single “Jealous” which is currently trending on multiple streaming platforms. The single comes from his new LP, Let’s Skip To The Wedding, and is available to purchase via Lex Records & Eyedress’ website. Eyedress recently spoke with American Songwriter about his upbringing & all of the experiences that have led to his diverse musical stylings. Read the American Songwriter piece here.

Eyedress Uses Music to Bring His Unique Artistic Journey into View

New Video! Cig-40 “Me”

Inspired by French Montana’s ‘Unforgettable’, Cig 40 strictly positioned his new release ‘ME’ as a dance track, brand new territory for the rapper. Produced by Ali Make It Knock, the track is undoubtedly infectious, with euphoric synths, afrobeat-inspired drums, fused with dancehall and an incredibly catchy and melodic vocal performance, focusing more on the track’s vibe than lyrical content.

Reggae Gold Gets a Billboard in the UK!

VP Records celebrates the 2020 release of the iconic Reggae Gold compilation series with the launch of a billboard in the UK on West London’s Ladbroke Grove. Ladbroke Grove forms the main artery to the heart of Notting Hill Carnival and the Caribbean community who settled in Notting Hill and West London.

Population II Announce New Album, Share “Introspection”

Quebec-based raw rock band Population II share single “Introspection” and announce their album À La Ô Terre out October 30th via Castle Face Records. Opener “Introspection” is a sustainted, ferocious pummeling rock track that showcases Population II’s solid rock-n-roll, psych, and prog infused sound.

Singer-Songwriter & Change Activist RUSSELL TAYLOR Releases Powerful and Thought-Provoking Visuals to His New Single, WAKE UP

WAKE UP, is a call to action for Black, Indigenous, People of Color and their Allies, and is written and produced by Russell Taylor, and co-written by the artist CROWN for IndigoBlue Music. The short music-film was directed by Dominga Martin on location in Boston in August 2020 and was created in conjunction with The Poor People’s Campaign voter outreach effort, “We Must Do MORE: Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering, Educating People for a Movement that Votes.” WAKE UP is available on all streaming and download platforms now.


HORSEWHIP: No Echo Premieres “Lowlands” As Laid To Waste LP

Saint Petersburg, Florida hardcore/crust quartet HORSEWHIP – uniting members of Reversal Of Man, Combatwoundedveteran Early Grace, Order Of Importance, Sutek Conspiracy, and more – will unload the sonic devastation of their second LP, Laid To Waste; a co-release through Roman Numeral Records and Financial Ruin. No Echo is now hosting an exclusive stream of the album’s “Lowlands.”

Ronnie Watts overcomes “Sad Summer” in new music video – debut EP out Sept 25

Alt-pop songstress Ronnie Watts is making the most of her “Sad Summer” with the release of her impromptu dance-filled music video. Filmed entirely in her local grocery store, Ronnie and friends roam the aisles in face masks, creating a fun, imaginative visual that is connected by the song’s first words. Behind the spontaneously fun-filled video comes an evocative and emotional single on fleeting love. Fittingly referred to by Ronnie as “heartbreak, but make it pop music”

DIALOGIA: Ghost Cult Premieres “Stratagem” From Maryland Dark Metal Trio

A staggering, conceptual sonic journey, the ten-track Nostrum unweaves a collection of ciphers, gathering a disparate cast of musicians to urge you to cross the threshold of shadows into the ether. The album entices its listeners to traverse skeletal voids into a world that wails, filled with the seismic shudders of voices that were never meant to be known. These are exotic surroundings, from serene, disembodied soundscape to a vicious percussive maelstrom, from stagnant shadowy waters to the harsh judgment of breathing stone… but they may feel hauntingly familiar to a select few.

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: Dialogia – “Stratagem”

Welshly Arms To Release The Video For Their New Single “save me from the monster in my head” On September 17th

On Thursday, September 17th, alternative rock band Welshly Arms will release the official music video for their new single “save me from the monster in my head,” a song that was written about anxiety, fear, stress and all of the emotions that a lot of the world is going through right now.

The video was directed by Clayton McCracken (Alabama Shakes, Dirty Projectors, Adult Swim, Washed Out, Nike x Footlocker) and features Amanda Tran (Coreology, Los Angeles Dance Festival, Harvest Dance Festival, Chop Shop Dance Festival.) Luke Orlando (Apple Music, Coachella, Pepto Bismol) is the Director of Photography for the video.

LYKANTROPI: New Noise Magazine Debuts New Video From Swedish Psychedelic Folk Rock Collective

In today’s society, old folk tales can be thought to belong to the delusions of the past. With their groovy riffs and beautiful melodies, LYKANTROPI takes its listeners back to the rock and folk music of the early ’70s. Sweet harmonies reminiscent of The Mamas & The Papas are layered with electric guitars and flutes and swirled into a smokey witch’s brew reminiscent of bands like Fleetwood Mac, Coven, and Blue Öyster Cult.

Video Premiere: Lykantropi – ‘Tales to be Told’

Sydney hip hop artist Lanstan debuts new single, ‘Trophy’

At only 21 years of age, Sydney’s Lanstan is consistently pushing himself toward wider praise as he weaves a wide range of hip-hop influences with introspective and self-aware songwriting. Today, he unveils his latest project, the bold and ambitious ‘Trophy’.

Judah & the Lion Talk Mental Health as “Beautiful Anyway” Reaches #13 at Alternative Radio

Judah of Judah & The Lion isn’t just speaking out about his own experiences with mental health, but he is also using his musical platform to provide comfort to others who may be experiencing anxiety and depression.

The band’s most recent single, “Beautiful Anyway” confronts the listener with a powerfully candid dialogue about the inner workings of mental health struggles. However, Judah shares that the song comes from the point of view of a friend who is watching a loved one suffer.


Loud was written in Los Angeles alongside Delilah’s new confidant and acclaimed producer Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak) just as the global pandemic we now all find ourselves a part of, was about to hit. It was here and in this moment where Delilah learned how to express herself, shifting from constant uncertainty and loss of self, to truly owning her story for the first time. Upon launch the single shot straight to the top 10 of the UK’s New Music Friday on Spotify and received acclaim from the likes of the Sunday Times Culture, The Independent, i-D, Numero and The Guardian to name a few.

UK-based artist Tim Gallagher – If you love Ed Sheeran, you’ll love this artist!

Last Friday, Tim released his new single titled Just Friends. With inspiration from the pop singer/songwriter genre, the single was written about a personal experience of moving from ‘just friends’ to a relationship and the consequences of blurring those lines.

Adam McIntyre Circles Around The Music Earth With Black Planet Out September 18, 2020

“Songs on McIntyre’s third record will largely be about becoming nobody, which he says is based on Ram Dass’s talks on ego vs. identity vs. the soul.”— Chad Radford, Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

After visiting the iconic Paisley Park in Minneapolis last year, Adam McIntyre walked away completely blind-sighted by Prince’s compound. “I decided to put on the vibe that I felt at that studio while exploring some ideas of identity and personality on a record,” explains the Atlanta based guitarist. On Friday, September 18, the world will hear Black Planet in all its glory.

Cobra Man Share “Heatwave” Official Music Video, New Album Out 2021

Los Angeles-based power disco duo Cobra Man share the official music video for “Heatwave.” The video, written and directed by Andy Harry, captures the sweltering, shimmering energy of the track.

On the video and track, Cobra Man say, “we didn’t know our song would be such a hellish prophecy. We wrote “Heatwave” a year ago along with the video concept. It’s about being locked inside and losing your mind during a heatwave, desperate to cool down. We had a lot of obstacles to overcome in making this video safely, but we’re lucky to have some incredibly talented friends who helped us make it happen.”

New Video! Sevastion “4 Vogues” ft Paul Wall

His own current Houston culture inspired the Mexican-American artist, producer and songwriter Sevastion’s latest single “4 Vogues” which has already cemented his position in the world market. His Unique vocal tone, & rap deliveries have opened up a way for him to stand amongst the greats, including Houston’s very own, Paul Wall which then led to a collaboration in making the official “4 Vogues” Remix with “The People’s Champ” himself. The song quickly skyrocketed Sevastian’s career, opening up new doors in the industry including getting radio airplay by Los Angeles On-Air radio disc jockey, Dj Inferno reaching an audience of 10 million+ listeners.

Fischer King – “Lost” – James Blake meets NIN New Single

Los Angeles based producer and composer Fischer King creates pitch-black alternative pop, with influences that range from James Blake and Nine Inch Nails to Claude Debussy and Herbie Hancock. As a child he forged an early love for tense, bombastic classical music before diving headfirst into the punk rock and hip hop scenes that surrounded him in Detroit. After moving to LA as a young adult, Fischer has spent years working behind the glass for a host of artists, producers and directors, constantly absorbing inspiration and refining his sonic identity.

– https://open.spotify.com/album/27BZ6bQ6W37Ui3o4esuFde

Blacc Cuzz – ‘Make A Way’ @Blacc_Cuzzz

Description: Hailing from Lincoln Ave. in Pittsburgh PA., Dream Big Empire rapper and recording artist Blacc Cuzz is getting it by any means necessary on “Make A Way”. Painting vivid pictures of street life over soulful chords and funky, hard-hitting bass, Blacc Cuzz shows that no matter what obstacles are in front of you, you can always Make A Way. Stay Tuned and follow Blacc Cuzz on his social media platforms for updates and giveaways.


31,271 have signed. Let’s get to 35,000!


Capitol Records will release Sam Smith’s new album, Love Goes, on October 30th. Today, as the album pre-order launched, they shared their new single, “Diamonds,” a dazzling dancefloor anthem that showcases Sam’s unforgettable vocals in a defiant tale of love lived without regret. Smith wrote the track with Shellback (Adele, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift) and Oscar Holter (The Weeknd, Tove Lo). Shellback and Oscar Görres (MARINA, Allie X) produced.


Today, 22-year old Cleveland artist, Ty Bri emerges as the next young female rapper to join the new class with the release of her debut mixtape, Sweet Lick. She also shares the visual for the bouncy Philly Ferrari produced cut, “Wake Up” featuring ATL rapper Mulatto. Click HERE to watch the video which premiered earlier today on NYLON.


Stepping into a new light full of confidence and self-awareness, Ellen Reed is excitingly beginning a new chapter in her musical journey with the empowering self-love anthem ‘Lycra’, OUT NOW!

Soaked in slick synths and big pop beats, the Brisbane based singer-songwriter has honed a playful sound that embodies the electric confidence and personality that oozes through the lyrics, and has intertwined it with a little nostalgic 80’s twist.

COLU shares dark hip hop track WHITE RUSSIAN

Brisbane artist COLU returns today with dark hip hop track ‘White Russian’.

The self-proclaimed lovechild of The Weeknd and Allday, the song showcases COLU’s evolution of sound since the release of Nowhere Boy last year. Layered with atmospheric soundscapes and introspective wordplay, the song ‘White Russian’ dips between ambient hip hop and alternative pop. The track is a lens on the psyche of the young artist and his exploration of life’s shortcomings.

TWICY “Gimme Love” New Single!

Quon “OG Status” New Single!


Today, rising singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer Alec Wigdahl releases his latest track, “The Word,” via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. The single follows up a busy August for the young artist – Alec’s song “Big Red Balloon” was featured on Bill & Ted Face the Music soundtrack, and he received a songwriting credit for the iconic guitar riff on Internet Money’s hit “Lemonade” featuring Gunna, Don Toliver and NAV which is currently #38 on Billboard’s Hot 100. In his latest single “The Word,” Alec sings over a four-on-the-floor beat and psychedelic guitar that could make anyone get up and dance. For the multi-faceted talent, these achievements are only the beginning of his career.