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Roddy Ricch Remixes Internet Money’s Chart Topping Lemonade

The original version of “Lemonade,” featuring NAV, Gunna, and Don Toliver, was released on August 14 alongside a Cole Bennett-directed music video. The song has accumulated over 118M Spotify streams and reigns the #1 spot on their Rap Caviar, Most Necessary and Signed XOXO playlists. Produced by hitmakers Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, Pharaoh Vice and E-Trou, “Lemonade” is a laid-back summer jam, that sees the emcees delivering creative flexes with breezy melodies atop gently plucked guitars, played by Alec Wigdahl. The song is currently #22 on the Hot 100 chart.

Out Today // Matt Ryder – ‘Feel’

Matt Ryder today launches his new single “Feel,” a track dedicated to growing-up and looking forward to the future armed with hope and excitement for better times amongst a weird world.

London via Australia psych-rockers Tempesst release debut album ‘Must Be A Dream’

London via Australia folk/psych rockers Tempesst today (30/9/20) release their long-awaited debut album Must Be A Dream, via their own label Pony Recordings. The album follows the release of singles “High On My Own”, “On The Run” and “Mushroom Cloud”.

A paradox of complexity and musical prowess shrouded beneath deceivingly simple pop melodies, Must Be A Dream comprises ten tracks of psychedelic pop grandiosity, combining the classic teachings of Laurel Canyon-esque folk harmonisation with bombastic sensibilities found in the works of Love, ELO, Pink Floyd, Wings and more.

TEEN CREEPS are ‘Seeing Shapes’ with fuzzy new single out now!

The Belgian based 3-piece love the 90’s and their sound is a high five to the fuzzy guitars, melancholic vocals and fast-paced drums of era defining bands like Dinosaur Jnr., Sonic Youth and Superchunk.

WALT DISCO release debut EP ‘Young Hard and Handsome’

Today (30/9/20) Walt Disco release their much-anticipated debut EP ‘Young Hard and Handsome’ via Blood Records.

A band who defy all convention to create a world of their own, truly like no other. Walt Disco’s fearless, unique pop songs are created without constraint, with a message of self expression at the very core of everything they do.

NEWS: Rick Shea’s ‘Love & Desperation’ puts homegrown spin on Americana, out Oct. 23.

If Rick Shea’s new record Love & Desperation had a motto, it would likely be, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” The Southern California Americana artist’s 12th album — due from Anaheim, Calif.-based Tres Pescadores Records on October 23, 2020 as a physical and digital release respectively — is the product of unique recordings sessions that were the product of the unique challenges facing musicians in the year 2020.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Shea is of course no stranger to the studio. In addition to the work he has produced under his own name, he has compiled a formidable résumé that dates back to the ’80s. His instrumental and vocal talents have been employed in the late Chris Gaffney’s Cold Hard Facts and Dave Alvin’s Guilty Men, and he has worked with singer-songwriter Katy Moffatt and rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson.

Rick Shea’s ‘Love & Desperation’ Puts a Homegrown Spin On Americana

PVA share new single “Talks” + announce signing to Ninja Tune imprint Big Dada for debut EP “Toner” | Out 20th November

London’s PVA arrive today with the announcement of their signing to Ninja Tune’s taste-maker label Big Dada (Young Fathers, Kae Tempest, Roots Manuva etc.).

Ella, Josh and Louis said of their decision:

“We are really over the moon to be joining the Ninja family. The music that has come from the label is incredible and includes some of our favourite releases. We’re very happy to now be a part of it.”

PVA Announce Debut EP and share new single ‘Talks’

New Music: Voice UK 2020 semi-finalist Brooke releases ‘Attention’

Rising Northern Irish singer-songwriter, Brooke will release her debut single ‘Attention’ on September 30th, 2020 via Universal Records. An official music video to be released the same day was shot by the artist in one of Northern Ireland’s iconic Game of Thrones locations across the North Coast. The track was recorded remotely during lockdown whilst on hiatus from The Voice and produced by Karl Zine (RINNGS, JVCK JAMES, Emily Burns).

Roddy Ricch Remixes Internet Money’s Chart Topping “Lemonade”

On the heels of their star-studded debut album, B4 The Storm, released August 28, artist producer collective Internet Money releases a remix of the project’s breakout hit “Lemonade,” featuring Grammy Award winning west coast rapper Roddy Ricch.

Award-winning Singer/Songwriter Mac Davis Dies at Age 78

American music icon Mac Davis passed away in Nashville on September 29th at age 78, following heart surgery. The announcement was made today by Davis’ long-time manager and friend Jim Morey, who said Davis was surrounded by family at the time of his passing.

“Mac Davis has been my client for over 40 years, and more importantly, my best friend,” Morey said. “He was a music legend, but his most important work was that as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. I will miss laughing about our many adventures on the road and his insightful sense of humor.”

BELARO “Forever”

The disco-pop anthem was picked up on coveted Spotify editorial playlists “just hits”, “Fresh Finds” and “Fresh Finds: Pop” and we would love to announce the video with you as we love your take on music.


16 year old SNARL kicked off the summer with his debut single ‘Ibiza’, which received support from the likes of Official Charts, Spindle Magazine, Alfitude, 14HQ and many more. ‘Trapped’ on the other hand comes to us as the season changes, with a deeper and more electrifying undertone to the track.

Nicky Romero remixes ‘Lovefool’

DJ Mag ‘Top 100’ mainstay Nicky Romero has remixed the twocolors smash ‘Lovefool’, out 30th September.

Romero’s remix sees the Dutch icon deliver an epic progressive house version of the already club-ready track, complete with euphoric breakdowns and a party-laden atmosphere throughout. His upbeat edit injects a new lease of life into the hit cover, and further cements his pedigree that has seen him included in the Top 100 DJs list over so many years.

New > Abra returns on Tiga & HudMo’s “VSOD (Velvet Sky Of Dreams)” > listen here

Following the euphoric triumph of their first joint release, Tiga and Hudson Mohawke return as LOVE MINUS ZERO with “Velvet Sky of Dreams,” the next in a string of singles to be released over the latter half of 2020. Featuring an epic vocal collaboration with singer Abra set against stunning synth/break ecstasy, “VSOD” is destined to close out tearful bedroom raves for the foreseeable future.

Sólstafir Shares Official Video for New Song, “Her Fall from Grace”

Vocalist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments: “We present to you the next single from our upcoming album “Endless Twilight of Codependent Love” entitled, “Her Fall From Grace”. We hope you enjoy it and take from it what you need.”

LUNA AURA Premieres New EP, Streaming on PAPER Mag

On the new EP, LUNA shares: “THREE CHEERS FOR THE AMERICAN BEAUTY is a concept EP about the cultural and societal conditioning that I was able to rid myself of once I learned to trust myself and step into my womanhood. It’s about autonomy, and never letting anyone control you or tell you where you belong.”

THREE CHEERS FOR THE AMERICAN BEAUTY is a concept EP about the female identity and its relationship with American culture. Each song works in tandem with a short story that follows the narrative of an anti-hero and her journey into self-realization and rebellion. This is an interactive multimedia project that will allow listeners to follow and be a part of the characters’ stories, alongside the music that inspired them.

Sir Woman is back with “Bitch” single; debut EP out Oct. 16

Sir Woman – a.k.a. Austin, TX-based singer, songwriter, and Wild Child co-founder Kelsey Wilson – has announced today’s premiere of the spellbinding title track to her debut solo EP. “Bitch” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. BITCH arrives via Nine Mile Records on Friday, October 16.

“This is my favorite release so far,” says Wilson. “It’s about someone you love (or you!) being a ‘bitch.’ I wanted the song to be cinematic and empowering, sexy and healing, through humor and Soul.”

Low Hummer share new video for ‘Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person) – Watch Now

Hull quintet Low Hummer have shared a video for their massive new single ‘Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person) which was released earlier this month on Dance To The Radio.

The latest in a run of impeccable singles from the band via the iconic Leeds indie label – ‘Sometimes I Wish..’ finds Low Hummer hitting their stride as they dive into themes of social isolation and social media manipulation set to a backdrop of danceable, synth heavy garage rock that has earned them widespread support across BBC Radio 1 and 6Music as well as landing them on NME’s New Bangers and Spotify’s ‘New Finds: Rock’ playlist.

VANGELIS ZIAKAS – new single “Rise” feat. Nikos Aronis + Official video

Vangelis Ziakas was born in Athens, Greece, in 1986. At the age of eleven, he made his first steps in music learning how to play the piano and the guitar. So far, he has performed with many bands, like Lilith on Fire, Rusty Nails and Dirty Fusion, in a heavy metal, hard rock, blues etc. music style, whereas in 2017 he formed Sleeping Dogs, a hard rock band, which plays live frequently and continues to compose its own songs to this day.

Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling) – ‘L.I.S.T.E.N.’ – true skool hip-hop out today on Unique Records

Andy Cooper is back with his third solo LP ‘L.I.S.T.E.N.’ (Lyrical Innovation Supplying The Ear’s Need), bringing his usual musical and vocal explosions to an expectant audience. Ten tracks overflow with Andy’s special brand of high-agility rhyming over flavour-packed production, offering heads a wild ride through Cooper’s hip-hop amusement park.

NACHTBLUT Releases Fourth Single “Die Toten Vergessen Nicht” from Upcoming Album “Vanitas”

German dark metal pioneers NACHTBLUT have reached the final countdown, and today, unveil their fourth single “Die Toten Vergessen Nicht” (engl. The Dead Don’t Forget) before their new full-length, Vanitas, will be released on October 2, 2020 via Napalm Records.

Northern CA Americana duo 3 Pairs Of Boots announces January 2021 release Long Rider

The band’s debut album Gone South was released in July of 2019, with singles premiering on Americana UK, Guitar Girl Magazine, B-Sides & Badlands, and The Bluegrass Situation. At the time, Stern ran a successful tax accounting business, working with top professionals in the arts, while Arias raised their son at home. 3 Pairs of Boots played shows on weekends, finding time to write and record in between trips and daily tasks. But when Stern sold his business at the end of 2019, the band became the central focus. They now write and record full-time in their two-room home studio. “It feels like we’re settling into who we are now, writing whatever feels right,” says Stern. “We’re self-sufficient. Having the studio at home allows us unlimited time to create and perfect the tracks.” In addition to writing music full-time, 3 Pairs of Boots is developing a YouTube series called Cook’N’ & Country, which will combine recipe demonstrations with live country music performances.


Lavender Diamond Announce First New Album in 8 Years ‘Now Is The Time’ out 12/4/20 via Petaluma Records

Today, Lavender Diamond announced their first studio album in 8 years Now Is The Time with the new single “This Is How We Rise.” The Los Angeles-based trio of Becky Stark, Steve Gregoropoulos, and Ron Regé, Jr. will release the album on December 4, 2020 via Petaluma Records.

After Earth – “Before It Awakes” – (Swedish Death Metal)

Late 2019, the band started the recording process of the first EP “Before It Awakes” as well as starting to perform live in Skövde as well as other nearby towns. Then Covid -19 hit, which put a temporary stop to the band’s live performances. During this time the focus instead shifted towards completing the EP, which was independently released digitally mid-September, 2020-09-18.

Andrea Bocelli Unveils His Brand New Album “Believe” On Nov.13

World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is set to release his breathtaking new album, Believe, via Sugar/Decca Records on 13th November, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. He is joined on the record by Alison Krauss, the most awarded singer in Grammy history, for a powerful and emotional rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’.

It follows Bocelli’s record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan which was watched live by millions around the globe. The new album also features two duets with leading opera singer Cecilia Bartoli, a previously unreleased track from the late, great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, as well as ‘Gratia Plena’ – the closing song from the critically acclaimed new movie, Fatima.

Scandipop innovator SKIA shares exhilarating new cut ‘Pocket’ | out 30th Sept via HEIST OR HIT

Dripping with endless creativity amidst an ever-growing collection of fjord-beat bangers, Scandipop innovator SKIA shares exhilarating new cut ‘Pocket’, set for release September 30th via Heist or Hit (Brad Stank, Her’s, Pizzagirl).

Co-written and produced with Silvan Rupp, ‘Pocket’ sees the alt-pop newcomer pick up where debut EP ‘Apricot’ left off; an upbeat, danceable track with raw emotion and relatable content, underpinned by an arpeggiating heart, beating and building, mixed with an organic layer of guitar stabs and handclaps, as SKIA lays out the importance of solidarity.

SONS OF OTIS: stream new doom anthem “Blood Moon” via The Obelisk!

Canadian doom blues veterans SONS OF OTIS reveal the rumbling third single from their long-awaited new studio album “Isolation”, to be released on October 16th through Totem Cat Records. Time to slow the pace and get entranced by the mighty doom of “Blood Moon” now.

From the vast Northern land known as Canada comes an enormous sound: the sound of SONS OF OTIS. Gargantuan, rumbling like the innards of Earth, the trio has been pushing aside entire star systems in its unstoppable path since 1993. Their last studio offering ‘Seismic’ was released in 2012 on Small Stone Records, followed by an extra limited ‘Live In Den Bosch’ album in 2018. Standing strong as ever on their veterans feet, their new album ‘Isolation’ delivers the heaviest stoner doom ever known to man, reminding fans and heavy lovers across the globe of the potency of the trio’s signature fuzz and über-stoned grooves.

Tim McGraw Releases Amazon Original Reimagined Version of “Something Like That”

Today Tim McGraw has released a reimagined version of his hit song “Something Like That” from his 1999 album A Place In The Sun, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.

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