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Perfume Announce Amazon Music Global Campaign Around New Single “Time Warp”!

Perfume have a much anticipated new single, “Time Warp” and video hitting TODAY. In recognition of their 15thmajor label anniversary, the trio have teamed up with Amazon Music for a global campaign to celebrate! Starting Sep. 16th for 48 hours in the US, if you ask Alexa to “play the new song by Perfume,” Perfume will introduce the song in English. This English version is only available for fans in the US and also in France. In addition to the extensive confirmed campaign in their homeland Japan, Amazon Music will be taking the girls international with a billboard in New York’s Times Square set to run from Sep. 18th – 24th.

Suzi Ragsdale Drops Video For “Live Until You Die”

If there were resumés for musicians, Suzi Ragsdale’s would certainly end up on the top of the stack. After taking part in her first recording session while in kindergarten, Ragsdale has been on a wild ride through the music industry where she’s written songs for the likes of Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, sang background on recordings for everyone from Loretta Lynn to Hank Williams Jr., and toured as a member in the bands of iconic songwriters Guy Clark and Darrell Scott; and that’s not even mentioning Ragsdale’s own albums she’s released since her two duet records with Verlon Thompson in 1993 and 1995. Now, in 2020, it’s been a decade since Ragsdale has released her own music, but that only magnifies the refreshing and reassuring wisdom, compassion, and humor of her new EP, Ghost Town. Out everywhere on October 9th, Ghost Town is delivered in a wild-honey-coated voice that echoes Ragsdale’s Southern roots; an all-encompassing expression of the mind-body-spirit connection that speaks right to the heart. Today, Twangville premiered the video for Ghost Town’s second single, “Live Until You Die,” likening the song to “something Simon & Garfunkel would have done,” noting that this EP, her first release in 10 years, is “worth the wait.”

Arcade Fortress’ debut album – Released 11th September 2020

The album opens with ‘Oxygen Thief’, a memorable tune with catchy hooks and relatable lyrics, and follows it up with foot-stomper ‘Crowded’. ‘Nothing To Say’ expands on Metallica’s assertion that ‘the empty can rattles the most’ with a Bond film ready riff, then they show their soulful side during the achingly beautiful track ‘The One’. ‘Tinder’ comes next, with a plea to an ex-lover that can’t keep her legs closed, before employing a little humour with a tongue in cheek review of the music industry via ‘In It’. ‘These Days’ is all about never, ever giving up while ‘Erosion’ reinforces this notion with an epic rock anthem on the subject of change.

THE TROOPS OF DOOM: Decibel Magazine Premieres “The Confessional”

THE TROOPS OF DOOM features guitarist Jairo “Tormentor” Guedz, current member of The Mist as well as a former member of Sepultura’s original lineup playing author and co-author to the classic albums Bestial Devastation and Morbid Visions and having also collaborated on some of Schizophrenia’s compositions. Joining Guedz is bassist/vocalist Alex Kafer (Enterro, Explicit Hate, ex-Necromancer), drummer Alexandre Oliveira (Southern Blacklist, Raising Conviction), and guitarist Marcelo Vasco (Patria, Mysteriis, acclaimed graphic artist for the legendary likes of Slayer, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Hatebreed). THE TROOPS OF DOOM’s goal is to revisit the essence of ’80s style death metal, exploring a more primitive sound that takes listeners back to that era, while remaining fresh and genuine.

Video Premiere: The Troops of Doom – ‘The Confessional’


While building a slow and steady fanbase straight out of his Tampa roots, T9ine’s street narratives delivered over classic guitar instrumentals tells a tale of hardship, hustle, grind and success. Today the 18-year old shares his new song “One In A Million”, a natural engaging track accompanied bya video showing T9ine’s individuality while creating memorable hooks.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble release “The Bad Boys Of Jazz”

The Bad Boys Of Jazz album release marks a turning point in Hypnotic Brass Ensemble’s development. Trading their signature all brass sound, and adding an electric guitar and bass to their aptly vibrant horn lines, they’ve written 14 new tracks of sonic sorbet for this fresh album. The energy and feel move seamlessly through genres – from Delta’s rock-infused distorted guitar to the house music rendition of In The House; from My Ship’s rhythm & blues inflection or the very soca feel of Soul on Ice to Indigo’s solid groove. There’s room left for the sing-along tunes Coffee and Friends and this body of work flows comfortably into the very funky Menage.

Molly Moore Releases Video For Anti-f*ckboy Anthem “Handsomer”

The track, which Hollywood Life called “the empowerment anthem of 2020,” is an intoxicating post break-up banger about transcending the negative emotions following the end of a relationship while challenging the social stigmas typically associated with femininity and embracing a newfound independence and accompanied by vibrantly fun video with a dash of 90s nostalgia –

Los Angeles: Mr. Max debuts new cerebral-punk-rock video for ROSES

The newly re-mixed/re-mastered single was recently featured by KROQ Locals Only, and Spotify’s New Noise Playlist. Originally produced and re-mixed by Mike Pepe (Taking Back Sunday).

The video and song deals with real issues of 2020 including anxiety, depression, failure to connect etc. Mr. Max and Sam Kellman really went above and beyond in shooting and editing this one, shot in and around LA – DIY

New Music From Moneybagg Yo “Said Sum (Remix) feat. City Girls & DaBaby” Out Now On N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records

New Music From contradash “cat out the bag” Out Now On Interscope Records

Rising Interscope signee contradash just released his latest single “cat out the bag,” along with a radiant official music video.

“cat out the bag” is a clean-cut pop track with an anthemic, autotuned chorus and meandering rap flows that attest to contradash’s flavorful and “genre-blending” (Billboard) style. Accompanying the single is the official video which features an appearance from friend Alex Fike (Dominic Fike’s brother) where contradash displays equal feelings of desire and frustration through the dynamic visuals.

Black Coffee and Celeste link up on new single ‘Ready For You’

International superstar DJ Black Coffee has joined forces with exciting young UK singer-songwriter Celeste on new single ‘Ready For You’, out 17th September.

A warm, shimmering electronic pop track, ‘Ready For You’ combines Celeste’s angelic vocals with a poignant, jazz-inflicted production that gently unfolds across its duration. Steeped in emotion, it’s a track with love at its heart.

Austrian Indie Rocker Tanzos takes a trip down the unrequited love lane in new visuals      

With his music distinguished as ‘Indie Rock’, Tanzos is the pseudonym for the creative Austrian artist Mik Tanzos. Following on from his thundering debut ‘How Do You Want Me?’, Mik returns with his brand-new visual to latest single ‘Birdy’.

Mik Tanzos is no stranger to the music scene, having been the frontman and songwriter of the Austrian Indie Rock trio ‘Zeronic’. With 2 nominated albums in the ‘Best Alternative’ Category at the Austrian Music Award ‘Amadeus’, the band went on to support creditable names on tour, including New Order, Stereophonics and The Kills.


Beloved by the artist community, JP has been publicly praised in recent weeks by Demi Lovato, Maren Morris, Camila Cabello, Alessia Cara, Sam Smith, Lewis Capaldi and more for his raw and honest lyrics. Last week, PEOPLE Magazine included JP in the Top 5 of their Artists To Watch list, for those “making their mark on the musical landscape.” JP secured the #1 position on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart for two straight weeks in a row.

Indie-psych duo Hi Frisco release ‘Headspin’ video today

Much like their output to date, ‘Headspin’ continues that bold and atmospheric energy the pair looks to bring to everything they create. Taking its bright and psychedelic texture and combining it with a fresh and cinematic landscape has given the new video an enticing and captivating aesthetic. Led by director Alex Evans, the video uses a mixture of art-house inspirations and special effects to create a vivid and ethereal accompaniment to their newest release.

Out today: Nicole Chambers’ Voice Of A Virgo LP [R&B/soul]

Introducing a captivating new voice on the R&B and neo-soul scene; the incredible sound of Nicole Chambers, who after embarking on a deeply personal and career-shaping musical journey, is finally ready to reveal her debut album, ‘Voice of a Virgo’.

BIG SCENIC NOWHERE: stream 13-minute single “Lavender Blues” now!

California-based rock collective BIG SCENIC NOWHERE (w/ Bob Balch, Gary Arce, Tony Reed and Bill Stinson) return this October with their new 3-track EP ‘Lavender Blues’ on Heavy Psych Sounds, featuring special guests Per Wiberg (ex-Opeth), Daniel Mongrain (Voivod) and Chris Goss (Masters of Reality). Stream the title track “Lavender Blues” now via The Obelisk!

“A forward-thinking take on progressive heavy psychedelia that sees Balch, Arce, Reed and Stinson and their invited company enhance each other’s work in striking, sometimes surprising, and delightful ways.” — The Obelisk

NETHERBLADE: Italian thrashers premiere new single “Reborn”

Italian thrashers NETHERBLADE are back with their first full-length album, “Reborn”. Showcasing a ruthless attack of pure thrash metal in its most intense and catchy form, “Reborn” will be released on October 16th 2020 through Dark Hammer Legion/Volcano Records.

Oslo low-fi pop artist Boy Made Flower pays homage to Ted Mosby

Boy Made Flower aka Henrik Lund is a lo-fi pop artist from Oslo who channels everything from the lyrical flow of Mac Miller and Jaden to the sombre vocal melodies of Eden and boy pablo.

Themed around his favourite American sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’, the new playful bop ‘Ted Mosby’ sees Lund use the main character as a metaphor for dealing with a depleting sense of hope in relationships and love.

Reminiscing how he felt when the show ended in 2014, he wonders ‘where’d you go, Mosby? Forming a colourful sound palette of sonic synths and harmonic punchy rhythms, the new number compliments his dreamy vocal hooks.

YUNGBLUD Shares New Song “god save me, but don’t drown me out” via Locomotion/ Interscope; New Album Weird! Available November 13

Beginning as a modern bedtime prayer and ending with a tender goodnight message to his fans, the song is anchored by bristling guitars that echo the mounting pressures that his generation faces. Charting a course from inner turmoil to self-acceptance, YUNGBLUD creates a soaring, transcendent anthem in the process. He co-produced the track with longtime collaborators Chris Greatti (Poppy, Grimes) and Zakk Cervini (Bishop Briggs, Machine Gun Kelly).


Independent, rising soul-pop artist Seint Monet unveils her new track, “What Does It Mean” today. She wrote the romantic track about a boy she had never met before, but had grown quite strong feelings for. In conjunction, Seint Monet announced that her debut EP Bloom, will be released next Friday, September 25th.

18-year-old British vocalist Tom King – for smooth new single “Hiding Away”

Today, Tom King has revealed the warm new visual where we get the chance to join him in the passenger seat for a tranquil, thought provoking road journey as he takes us on a ride in his Mini Cooper for the day.

Blending together the use of heart stopping vocals, smooth tones and beautifully placed guitar strings, ‘Hiding Away’ shares both a captivating and empowering message of living fearlessly in your truth. With influences drawn from Adele and Sam Smith, Tom’s impeccable vocal performance in the new track highlights the effortless vocal range he carries, amplifying the message of the new single.


Following a year of high growth and innovation in the world of live streaming, Beatport and Twitch have announced a partnership that will enable Beatport to bring even more exclusive music and programming to Beatport’s Official Twitch Channel. With over 140,000 followers and counting, Beatport’s channel has amassed more than 48 million views and 221 million minutes watched.

Users have flocked to Twitch to enjoy Beatport’s diverse music programming that has included a marathon 36-hour livestream charity fundraiser, ReConnect, which supported COVID-19 Relief and the Beirut explosion, as well as individual EP album release streams from the likes of Charlotte de Witte and Amelie Lens and festival partnerships including Glastonbury, Movement Detroit, Junction 2, CRSSD and Creamfields.