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Curtis Waters Releases Official Video For ‘Freckles.’

Curtis Waters revealed details today of his forthcoming debut album ‘Pity Party.’ The highly anticipated full-length, was written and produced by the 20-year-old Nepal born artist and producer and will be released on Friday, October 9 via Curtis Waters’ own label and licensed through BMG. ‘Stunnin’ Ft Harm Franklin,’ ‘SYSTEM,’ ‘The Feelings Tend To Stay The Same’ and ‘Freckles’ are all taken from ‘Pity Party,’ alongside 8 additional, previously unheard tracks.


Today, 16-year-old producer Deacon releases his debut music video for his track “Long Run” which features singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt. The pop-fueled dance release came out earlier this summer to rave reviews with Idolator calling it a “banger”.

UK post-punk collective Four Marks have released new single ‘Paradise (Act 1)’

The track is an honest reflection of modern society. Featuring moments of privilege and brutality, the song journeys into lives of two individuals from different social backgrounds. Despite sharing the same planet, their stories and life experiences are polar opposites.


Today, chart-topping, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-Award nominated recording artist Bryson Tiller shares his new track “Always Forever” which will appear on his forthcoming third studio album out this fall via Trapsoul/RCA Records.

Jealous Of The Birds release new album ‘Peninsula’ and ‘Peninsula: A Short Film’ on Songkick

Jealous of the Birds – the musical project of Northern Ireland-based singer-songwriter Naomi Hamilton – announce Peninsula: A Short Film debuts today on Songkick and can be watched here . The short film, shot in Belfast, has Hamilton performing songs and talking about album in an intimate setting with her band and some string players. The film was shot by Gregg Houston.

Shannon LaBrie Releases “Angels Fall” Ahead of Upcoming LP Release

Co-written by John Cox and recorded in The Blueroom Studio of Nashville, “Angels Fall” addresses the indescribable sense to keep moving forward despite setbacks.”My friends have held me accountable, loved me, laughed with me, and guided me into fulfilling places,” LaBrie says of the poignant track that celebrates the friendships that continue to lift one up throughout the difficulties of life, “I’ve always been blessed with riches in friendship but have also lucky enough to be surrounded by good and kind people.”

Lyric Video Premiere: Shannon LaBrie’s “Angels Fall”

RYDYR To Release Debut EP “These Things Always Change” Out Oct 9th

“I call it ‘New Nostalgia’,” RYDYR shared. “You’ve heard it before, yet it’s also new to you. There’s a fusion, because it will be light and dark at different times. There’s modern production, but there are a lot of natural elements. Hopefully, you feel nostalgic and curious all at once.”

The Cribs Share New Track “I Don’t Know Who I Am” Feat. Lee Ranaldo

The track sees the band reuniting with Lee Ranaldo, ex-of Sonic Youth, who contributed spoken word verses on their much-loved 2007 track “Be Safe”. Here providing guitar, the track was recorded at Dave Grohl’s 606 Studios in Los Angeles during the album sessions, before Ranaldo layered sheets of white-noise guitar over the recording at Sonic Youth’s Hoboken studio, and a few backing vocals for good measure.

Chris Stapleton debuts music video for “Starting Over”

“Starting Over” is the first single and title track from Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album—out November 13 on Mercury Records Nashville (pre-order/pre-save). Written by Stapleton and Mike Henderson, the song begins an album of startling prescience—completed in late February only days before the shutdown began. Across its fourteen tracks are songs that examine life’s simplest joys and most serious struggles. Alongside eleven written by Stapleton with both longtime friends and new collaborators are three carefully chosen covers: John Fogerty’s “Joy Of My Life” and Guy Clark’s “Worry B Gone” and “Old Friends.” The resulting album—both timely and timeless—speaks to and transcends the current moment in ways unimaginable even while it was being created.

Mick Blankenship Releases New Single + Video for “Rule the World”

Mick Blankenship, the American rock artist, producer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist released his latest single “Rule the World” to all digital outlets. The official music video for the single can be seen below.

“Rule the world is a cold, hard, unapologetic perspective that many people (especially our youth) are being manipulated and controlled by the media. We now live in a time where we blindly sacrifice our dignity and who we are for social media views. Sadly, many people find their “self worth” in the amount of post likes that they get. We have become so addicted to social media that we are willing to do almost anything to become what they call [famous]” says Mick.

Australian deathcore band AS PARADISE FALLS “Bleed For The Crown” with new music video and single

Australian deathcore metal outfit As Paradise Falls are back after two years of silence with their original vocalist Ravi Sherwell, and they just dropped one of the heaviest songs to ever come out of Australia, “Bleed for the Crown”. The single was produced by Danny Kenneally and mixed/mastered by Shane Edwards (Northlane, Trophy Eyes, Hellions). The video was directed by Ben Wrigley and features a guest appearance by Izzy Voodoo.

New Release from A is for Arrows “Can’t Stop” On Big Story Entertainment

Toronto’s A is for Arrows has been capturing the attention of fans and industry alike with infectious, danceable alt-pop tracks since debuting in late 2019. Today, lead singer Alessia Balasbas announces an exciting new era for the project with the release of “Can’t Stop” on September 8, the first release as a solo act. Fans can anticipate continued releases from A is for Arrows with the same striking energy that can be found on “Can’t Stop”.


Italy’s rising hard rock band JAX DIARIES has released a new single titled “Came Down To Say Hi,” which features guest guitarist Diego “DD Lacuna” Cavalotti of goth metal masters LACUNA COIL. Unveiled first at KnotFest.com, the song is accompanied by remarkable video revolving around a shoot out in an old western town.

New Pagans share video for new single ‘Yellow Room’

Belfast band New Pagans have released the video for their latest singe ‘Yellow Room’, which was also Steve Lamacq’s ‘Record Of The Week’ on BBC 6 Music.

The video was directed by bassist Claire Miskimmin and the powerful visuals aim to highlight the plight that women face of being oppressed in a patriarchal society, in a kaleidoscopic yet darkly ethereal manner.


Multi-platinum, superstar hit making pop-rockers Matchbox Twenty have announced a blockbuster career-spanning 2020 vinyl boxset – arriving November 20th and available now for pre-order with the first 100 copies signed by the band. The limited edition collection will include all of the band’s studio albums, including debut pressings of Mad Season, More Than You Think You Are & North. The five album set also includes Exile on Mainstream Revisited, a re-imagined version including 10 additional bonus and rare tracks also pressed for the first time on vinyl.

Kat Hamilton Shares New Single “Ohio,” Debut LP ‘Recovery Songs’ Out 10/30

On Friday, Kat Hamilton shared her new single “Ohio,” the third single from her forthcoming debut LP Recovery Songs, out October 30th. Last week, Northern Transmissions premiered the track, and offered an exclusive statement on the track from Hamilton.

Kat Hamilton Debuts New Single “Ohio”

“Backseat” New Single by In the A.M.

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.

RIG TIME! Releases Bold, Gritty Cover of DRY KILL LOGIC’S “Pain”

Wisconsin based Hardcore Metal Band RIG TIME! has released their cover of DRY KILL LOGIC’S “Pain,” off of the 2001 released LP The Darker Side of Nonsense. “Pain” was tracked by RIG TIME! at the studio located inside the legendary Warehouse concert venue in La Crosse, WI. Mixing and mastering was handled by Will Hirst at Gate Four Studios* (Mindforce, Restraining Order*) in Massachusetts.


The continuation of the storyline from the “Go Crazy” video, which has been viewed over 46 million times to date, the “Say You Love Me” video is the brainchild of Brown and his core team of creatives – Mat Fuller, Matt Goldstein and Jake Miosge. Developed over the course of two months, the video pushes the medium of animation and highlights the team’s affinity with sci-fi, animated TV/films and space. Collaborating with feature film animators, directors and content creators, Chris and his team have several projects slated for release in the future that will further cement the talent and creativity the world knows from him as an artist.

For Skope: Nicky Romero & Sick Individuals’ new vocal progressive gem “Only For You” ft. XIRA (out now)

Nicky Romero teams up with fellow powerhouse duo Sick Individuals for their new release “Only For You,” a progressive vocal gem featuring Australian singer XIRA. The song opens with recurring piano melodies, which gradually build into an upbeat progressive symphony that serves as the perfect complement to XIRA’s heart-rendering vocal performance. “Only For You” is a feel-good song for the early, adventurous stages of love that will bring a smile to your face whether you’re in a relationship or reminiscing on one from the past. With the new release Nicky Romero continues his quite fruitful period, which comprises “I Need You To Know” single with Armin van Buuren, debut of his side-project Monocule, launch of “Another World” livestream concept, and 2020 rework of his timeless hit “Toulouse,” all that within 2 months. It clearly indicates that this dance music titan isn’t slowing down anytime soon.