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Phun Thomas’ Debut Album “Ignition”

The debut album “Ignition” delivers thirteen original compositions including collaborations with Lithuanians Monikaze (“What If”), Gūzas (“Bendrom Jėgom”), Artfcl (“Fire”), and UK based rapper Kamar (“Maybe”). This time Phun Thomas digs deep into Breakbeat, Breakcore, Electro, and IDM, and combines it all into one eclectic and inspiring tale of futuristic conceptual electronic music. Album also includes three earlier released tracks: “The Scream” and “Break The Attitude” on FSS Recordings, and “Ray” previously released on Runemark Records.

ALSACE drop new single ‘Physical’

Exciting new Danish two-piece ALSACE unveil their debut single ‘Physical’.

Featuring deep, seductive grooves, warm melodies and the smoothest of vocals, ‘Physical’ is the kind of slick, carefree modern disco track that you simply have to listen to more than once. The duo also shared a live session of their debut serving, shot at The Royal Terminal at Copenhagen Airport, with the full band wearing pieces from Danish brand, Babett.

Amy Montgomery shares new single ‘Jupiter 4’

Amy Montgomery has shared her new single, a cover of Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Jupiter 4’, the latest track to be taken from her debut EP, Intangible, out on November 20th.

With Amy’s stunningly raw vocals taking centre stage, the track builds through a pensive blend of stark piano and drums before rhythmic synths propel it to an immersive and dream-like climax. She shot a brilliant video for it earlier this year, playing all the instruments in lockdown in her garage.

j.pastel’s ‘Senegal’ is a funk-rich slice of bedroom pop goodness

Bedroom pop duo j-pastel fuse 80s synths and dreamy guitars with pop-inspired songwriting. Formed in Chicago in the summer of 2019, Chase Durrett and Casey Bruce joined forces when they realized they shared a vision for how they want to leave their mark in music. In 2020, they plan to release their anticipated debut EP.

Primed to be the lead single of their debut EP to be released January 2021, j. pastel’s ‘Senegal’ starts the journey. Here the Chicago producers sum up the essence of this track:

“Senegal is a song about going to the ends of the earth to be with the person you love. It could be anywhere, but as long as you’re together it doesn’t matter.”

Out Today! The Right Offs Share New Album, “Bardo”

Hailing from New Haven, Connecticut, they quickly built a hometown reputation as a vital and unforgettable live act as they have been named one of the Best Emerging New England artists of 2017 and their intensity has only grown from there with their high octane performances. The Right Offs are a trio who consistently channel all the joy, grit, and energy they can muster into their epic and unique brand of rock. Out front, the bold and soulful vocals of singer/songwriter/guitarist Maxwell Omer are instantly memorable. Max is backed up by the dynamic rhythm and resonance of Than Rolnick on bass and Bob Rock on drums. Their last release Live at the 9, is an unsparing live set captured at a storied hometown venue. It’s a resounding affirmation of the trio’s core strength: the skill and explosive presence they bring to a stage. It’s also a prequel to another leap forward, a snapshot of a band positioned for their next challenge.


Atlantic Records partners with Music The Label on newest signee, rising singer/songwriter and global TikTok sensation, Jeven. The multi-talented artist is known for generating nearly 200 million views and building an audience of over 4 million followers in under one year on TikTok. As he gears up for the next chapter in his career as a musician, the artist has announced the official release of his debut single, “Butterflies,” which is now available via Music The Label/Atlantic Records at all digital retailers and streaming platforms.


R&B/soulpop songstress has announced another standout track, “Funeral.” The GDE/Island Prolific/Atlantic Records artist’s new record is available now via all digital retailers and streaming platforms.

Liberian-born Fin Jesse Markin has released new single ‘Stars In Your Eyes’

Speaking on the single he tells us “the past year has been a struggle. At times it felt like fear, hate and prejudices are the only thing surrounding us but at the same time we’ve been able to witness unprecedented strength and compassion as we’ve been tearing down our old monuments and building new.”


A vivid storyteller, celebrated for her originality and refreshing honesty, today Australian singer-songwriter Starley releases her highly anticipated debut album ‘​One of One’ ​on ​Central Station Records​. The exemplary 13 track LP is a testament to the care and devotion that have gone into its creation, with Starley sharing “​I’m so excited to present my very first project. It was a journey and a chapter of my life that had so many twists and turns. To be able to share that through my songs is the craziest feeling. I’m so happy to release it out into the world!”

Our Oceans Share New Single ‘The Heart’s Whisper’

Singer & guitarist Tymon Kruidenier about ‘The Heart’s Whisper’: “The Heart’s Whisper is about navigating the space of being misunderstood by someone you love. Trying to explain to the best of your ability that your intentions are honorable, yet it doesn’t seem to get across, no matter how hard you try. And in the process, you’re actually starting to doubt whether or not you are interpreting the other’s persons thoughts and intentions accurately. Musically, I think this song is the closest to what we did on our debut album. It’s a relatively simple song, but at the same time, there’s a lot of depth to be found in this simplicity. It reminds me quite a bit of ‘What If’, in that sense.”

The Driver Era Releases New Single “Fade”

Today, after releasing a string of incredible singles, THE DRIVER ERA releases their latest track “Fade.” Written and produced by brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch, the track highlights the brother’s knack for blending unforgettable melodies with intricate lyrics that makes this single in particular a clear tour-de-force in their discography.

Benji Patterson ‘Monster’, 25.09

Benji’s latest single ‘Monster’ tells the story of a paranormal experience. “I wanted to incorporate elements that give the listener sensory details on what is happening. Growing up watching horror movies like, The Ring, Psycho and The Shining always sent chills down my spine so when I wrote monster I wanted to represent that same feeling and horror in the song.” says Benji.

Bob Holroyd unveils captivating new single ‘Brushed Aluminium’

Electronic composer Bob Holroyd has released new single ‘Brushed Aluminium’, out 25th September on Captum Records.

Following his single ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ earlier in the year, ‘Brushed Aluminium’ is a meticulously crafted club track, brimming with detail and encompassing myriad contrasting emotions across its seven-and-a-half minutes.

The Cadillac Three share new UK single ‘Hard Out Here For A Country Boy + Fuzz’

Hard-rockin’ and hard-livin’ Nashville trio The Cadillac Three have released a brand new version of the track ‘Hard Out Here For A Country Boy’… with extra ‘FUZZ’

The original version appeared on their hugely acclaimed fourth album Country Fuzz (out via Big Machine Records) earlier this year and featured country singers Travis Tritt and Chris Janson, but the band have given it a special re-boot for British fans, with lead singer Jaren Johnston handling all the vocal duties and the band stomping harder than ever.

Thomas Csorba Releases New Album – Thomas Csorba

Today Texas singer/songwriter Thomas Csorba has released his second album Thomas Csorba. Fans can hear the new music live tonight during Thomas’s free outdoor release show on the green behind Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX. With social distancing in mind masks will be required and capacity will be limited.

Indonesian rap star RAMENGVRL drops new video “Vaselina”

Showcasing yet again Ramengvrl’s fiery, straight-to-the-point style, “Vaselina” drops alongside a culturally rich video shot on the streets of San Francisco’s iconic Mission District and is produced by the Grammy-nominated Roark Bailey (Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Playboi Carti, Nicki Minaj) and Omega (Iggy Azalea, Chloe x Halle, Big Freedia).

Travis Tritt’s New Single, “Ghost Town Nation,” Now Available!

Written by Aaron Raitiere and JB Strauss, “Ghost Town Nation” is an energetic song that sends the message of making the best out of a bad situation. Filled with guitar-riffs and Tritt’s rich vocals, the song rallies for when times are tough, and the pressures run high, to head to the country and focus on the simple gratifications of living life outdoors, such as the fish biting, the garden growing, the fire burning, moonshine, and more.

Tems Unveils Stunning Debut EP “For Broken Ears”

A self-actualized body of work, For Broken Ears is a startling introduction to a fully formed creative force who refuses to play by anyone else’s rules. The deep richness to her vocal, reminiscent of Koffee or Tracy Chapman, undeniable hooks and an additional blend of soul and language that is uniquely hers. From the carefree and vibey “Ice T” through to the introspective, vulnerable “Higher,” the EP runs through the full spectrum of human emotion yet always remaining both relatable, honest, and genuinely fun.

Toad the Wet Sprocket New Original Song “Starting Now” Available Today

Toad the Wet Sprocket announces the release of “Starting Now”, the first single and title track from their upcoming album, their first full-length release since 2013. “Starting Now” is available today on all digital streaming services and outlets worldwide.

Patricia Lalor releases new single ‘Present Tense’

Patricia Lalor has released her new single and cover of Radiohead’s ‘Present Tense’, taken from her forthcoming EP Covers EP1 out October 2nd.

Patricia pays homage to one of her favourite bands with a song perfectly matched to her dreamy delicate vocal and stark guitar. The accompanying video sees Patricia performing the song in the mirror as haunting ethereal effects surround her.


Motown Records signs the rising rapper-singer-songwriter TheHxliday. Today he re-releases the breakout EP Broken Halls and includes new tracks “Late Night Feelings” and “Make A Move.” Broken Halls also includes his somber emotionally distraught hit record “Save Me.”

Delectable Pop Duo JUICYPEAR Releases Blissful New Single, Audio and Lyric Video

Mastered by Grammy-winning engineer, Emily Lazar (Beck, Vampire Weekend, Dolly Parton, Sia); mixed by Ruslan Odnoralov (The Chainsmokers, Maggie Rogers); and produced by Nicky and Aalok Balachandran, “Rollercoaster” is JUICYPEAR’s follow-up to their recently released debut single, “Golden Sky.”

“We wrote this song while planning our wedding,” shares Jasmine. “And, if you’ve ever been married or you’ve ever helped plan a wedding, you know how crazy it can be. It’s a rollercoaster – emotions all over the place, family, friends, finances, lists, décor, dresses, venues, music, chairs, catering flowers, ups, downs, zigs and zags. You never know what’s going to happen next. That was our intention with this song – to make you feel all the feels.”


Public Enemy releases one of the most anticipated albums of the year today, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?. The album marks their historic return to Def Jam Recordings and features guest appearances by Nas, YG, Rapsody, DJ Premier, Black Thought, Questlove, Cypress Hill, Run-DMC, Ice-T, PMD, George Clinton, Daddy-O, Jahi, The Impossebulls, Mark Jenkins, S1Ws Pop Diesel and James Bomb and Mike D and Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys.

Trevor Martin Releases New Country-Pop Single “Calling It Friends”

Singer-songwriter Trevor Martin releases his highly anticipated new single Calling It Friends. “Calling It Friends” is a heartbreak healing song sure to fill out your “in my feelings” playlists.

“The goal is that this hopeful, surprisingly upbeat song about a one-sided love affair will connect with many and become a song that people listen to when they do fall in the inevitable friend zone. I hope the listeners really connect with the story of this song. We have all been in this situation where we start falling in love with someone, when they in fact love us too, but only as a friend. I would love it if this becomes a song that people listen to when they are trying to get over someone who has friend-zoned them,” explains Trevor.

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