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Nashville Rock Trio Sound&Shape Announce New Single, “All Day Morning”

“All Day Morning,” the first of two standalone singles to be released by rock n’ roll trio Sound&Shape in 2020, will be released on all digital platforms on October 16th, heralding the release of a new full-length album. The single features Sound&Shape hallmarks of a driving, melodious sound, at once familiar and innovative, with thoughtful lyrics and technical riffs that will have listeners singing along and playing it on repeat.


Anna Straker and Gabrielle Aplin revisit their recent collab ‘Good Days, Bad Days’ by sharing a new Chilled version of the track. The first live performance of the song finds the two artists sharing their creative chemistry and enjoying the moment. Their two-part vocal harmonies and minimal instrumentation give this version a laidback and spontaneous atmosphere, offering a subtle twist on the original.

Amaunet release indie-rock ballad “Lost at Sea” with 90’s touch

Amaunet are back with their new single “Lost at Sea”, out everywhere today! The single is a nostalgic, 90s inspired indie-rock ballad, slowing down the tempo and tapping in to the listeners emotions. “Lost at Sea” is the perfect chill track for fans of bands such as Oasis, Kings of Leon and The Stone Roses.

Listen to the debut single from visual artist and music producer byjayr

Visual artist and music producer byjayr announces the first single from her debut EP: the ethereal, breaks-driven Muhit which serves as the perfect entry point into her intoxicating world.

byjayr is the alias of Jeena Ra, a producer and visual artist who makes music that ranges from cinematic, progressive house to evocative breaks and gritty industrial techno, with influences as diverse as Sevdaliza to grunge-era Nirvana. After Djing since 2016, she is releasing the first music of her career, with Muhit the lead single from her forthcoming EP Siren.

Shotgun Revolution present their 4th single ‘Enter the Fire’

SHOTGUN REVOLUTION sit tidy and heavy on the hard rock throne of Denmark and with more than a million streams across major streaming platforms, the quartet is slowly gearing up for the release of their fourth full-length studio album ‘IV’. Today the band presents their fourth single ‘Enter the Fire’:

“ENTER = LIVE, THE FIRE = LIFE = LIVE LIFE. But don’t take our word for it…”, vocalist Ditlev Ulriksen explains about the single.

Kölsch drops ethereal new album Now Here No Where

A twelve-track sonic diary composed of meticulously rendered techno, Now Here No Where is a deeply personal release that sees the Danish DJ and producer charting new terrain. The strings of contemporary classical composer Gregor Schwellenbach feature throughout the LP, including in the urgent beauty of opener ‘Great Escape’. Then comes the orchestral grace of ‘Shoulders Of Giants’, the first of six tracks on the album that have been released as singles across 2020. Further singles come in the form of the trance-indebted ‘Sleeper Must Awaken’, cinematic ‘Time’ in collaboration with Brooklyn duo Beacon, hypnotic, Gregorian chant-utilising ‘Glypto’, fluttering piano chords of the LP’s title track and dancefloor-oriented ‘While Waiting For Something To Care About’.

ALEXANDRA HAMILTON-AYRES shares hauntingly beautiful new single ‘WAITING’

‘Waiting’ is the first single to be taken from ‘2 Years Stranger’, the debut album by Bristol-based classical electronic artist and film composer Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres (Manners McDade). The album was written as a way of processing a very traumatic two-year journey.

Tchami drops new single ‘Faith’ feat. Marlena Shaw…

Leading the single with Marlena Shaw’s soul-driven gospel vocals, ‘Faith’ samples the legendary singer’s classic 1969 tune ‘Woman of The Ghetto’. Tchami puts his signature spin on the production, combining bumping house beats and euphoric breakdowns to create a dance-floor ready club tune that stays true to house music’s roots. Accompanying the single is the official music video, Accompanying the single is the official music video, taking viewers on a journey across an emerging town and through the lens of an outsider. Filled with colorful flashing images and vivid pictures, the imagery serves as a reminder to keep the ‘Faith’ in times of struggle and hardships.

New music: Sam Johnson delivers his soaring new single ‘Changes’ out today

Following on from the success of his previously shared single ‘The Kids Are Alright’, which landed on Spotify editorial playlists Fresh & Chill, Pop Right Now and New Music Friday in the UK, Germany and Switzerland; Apple Music’s New Music Daily in eleven countries, and named Record Of The Week on BBC Radio Shropshire, and its follow-up ‘Peter Pan’ which found a home on Spotify’s Easy playlist, British singer and songwriter Sam Johnson continues to build momentum for his forthcoming EP ‘Are We There Yet?’ with the release of his soaring new single ‘Changes’.

New Today // Oscar Scheller – “Average Joe”

London’s Oscar Scheller looks squarely at the “normal” constructs of masculinity and says “No thanks, that’s not me” on his sweet new single “Average Joe.” Lots more music to come from Songwriter/producer,

On the track, Scheller said “Average Joe is about challenging ideas of masculinity and being proud of not fitting the mould. It’s about owning it. Being different, and being loud about it. No I’m not your Average Joe and nor do I wanna be ;)”

THEM Release New Video For “Battle Blood” Today

The German-American Power/Thrash Metal band THEM releases their new single together with a great video for the song “Battle Blood” today. The song is taken from the upcoming studio album “Return To Hemmersmoor”.

IDLES share new video for “War”

The band’s new video for “War” follows the release of other ‘Ultra Mono’ highlights “Mr. Motivator”, “Grounds”, “Hymns” and “Model Village”, the latter accompanied by an animated music video directed by Michel Gondry (Daft Punk, Radiohead, The White Stripes) and Olivier Gondry, created in collaboration with WePresent, WeTransfer’s editorial platform.

OUT TODAY: Kutiman ft. Melike Sahin share video for Turkish-pop anthem ‘Elimi Tut’

Following their sublime 2019 collaboration, “Sakla Beni”, production king Kutiman and Turkish songstress Melike Şahin reunite on Anatolian psych anthem, “Elimi Tut (Hold My Hand)”. And a simple revival this is not. The Turkish & Middle Eastern psych sound of Erkin Koray, Baris Manco, Selda Bağcan, Omar Khorshid & Aris San is brought bang up to date with swathes of hallucinatory synths, filtered basslines, hard-as-nail drum breaks and Kutiman’s magic touch.

New > URTE releases debut EP, ‘Permafrost’, on Coyote Records > Listen in full here

Fresh from releasing full-length projects from Florida beat-maker Marks and sci-fi grime innovator Filter Dread, Coyote Records announce ‘Permafrost’ — a new five-track debut EP by German producer, URTE.


Following the release of her highly anticipated debut solo album Renaissance, Aluna today releases the Kiddy Smile Remix of her current single ‘Envious’. Kiddy Smile is a French LGBTQ+ icon who emerged through the ballroom scene in France to a global stage over the last 5 years. He has shared stages & screens with George Michael, Yelle and even LCD Soundsytem @ Coachella.

Bearcraft return with icy cool Kate Bush inspired new single Where The Sun Sets

Taken from Bearcraft’s recently released second LP ‘Fabrefactions’, the track has been inspired by Dicky Moore’s love of A Sky of Honey by Kate Bush and his sister’s first novel, The Drowning Pool, about the legend of a sea-witch called Sarah Moore who lived in Leigh-on-Sea in the 1800s. Speaking about the track, Dicky said, “This is one of the few tracks I started writing after I had started working on the album with Joe Reeves. Because of that, I was able to just focus on the lyrical, harmonic and melodic content, and leave it up to Joe to add the rhythmic and synth stuff. A Sky of Honey by Kate Bush has been one of my favourite albums since its release, and I admire the sense of space and she creates within it. When my sister got in touch to ask me to write a song inspired by her first novel, The Drowning Pool, with Kate Bush’s sumptuous and spacious compositions, and Syd Moore’s compelling narrative in mind, the song came easily.”

Syn Cole drops emotional new single ‘Crawl’

Estonian super-producer Syn Cole returns with new single ‘Crawl’, featuring UK singer-songwriter Sarah Close, out now.

An emotion-drenched pop ballad, ‘Crawl’ pairs Syn’s flawless production talents with Sarah’s pitch-perfect vocal prowess. The track sees Syn continue with a prolific start to the new decade that has seen him release a slew of singles and remixes, most recently linking up with LA-based artist Carly Page on August single ‘Over You’.


After the global success of their first single, The Dead Daisies have been chomping at the bit to release ‘Bustle and Flow’, the next track from their upcoming album ‘Holy Ground’.

“Filled with energy and vigor, ‘Bustle and Flow’ emerged as one of the last tracks to make the cut. It builds and builds and has great movement. It’s about walking through the fear,” says Glenn Hughes.

In a time surrounded with so much uncertainty, this track imparts a spirit and zest that should get you on your front foot, challenge your fears and back onto life’s battlefield …

St. Louis releases bold debut single ‘Celebrate You’

St. Louis has released his debut single ‘Celebrate You’. The huge pop track is a bold first statement from the Liverpool by way of London singer and producer.

‘Celebrate You’ pulls influence from jazz, R&B and reggaeton all brought together with twisted electronics, a stunning gospel choir and a punchy chorus featuring a high flying vocal delivery from St. Louis matched with his lush vocal harmonies throughout.

Innovative British Rockers CYPHER16 Release Third Single from Upcoming Album

Innovative British rockers CYPHER16 have unveiled the third song, “It’s A Long Way Back (From This Road)” from their upcoming second full-length album of the same name.

Says guitarist/vocalist Jack Doolan, “It’s A Long Way Back (From This Road) is about realising that the choices we make in life have actual consequences, often profound and far reaching, and which can completely change the lives of others as well as our own. It also explores the idea of whether, once you’re so far into something, it is even possible to ever get back from it. Do we even want to fully expel the negative and destructive things in our lives? Are some of us addicted to the chaos it causes?

HANDS LIKE HOUSES Release New Song/Video “Dangerous”

Australian rock favorites Hands Like Houses are offering a new cut from the EP with the single and video for “Dangerous” out now. Following “Space” and “The Water,” “Dangerous” continues in the bold and gritty vein of the of the band’s upcoming self-titled EP, due for release on Friday, October 23 through UNFD globally.

On the track, HLH vocalist Trenton Woodley explains: “Something about this song has always been uncomfortable for me – when we started, ‘Dangerous’ was meant to be playful, confident, even arrogant – but as it came together, it felt like a reflection on frustration and losing control when all your confidence falls apart.”

Tia Carys Shares Brand New Track ‘Intro’

Today, we’re ecstatic to share a new heater from Tia Carys, west London’s most promising hip-hop talent. Aptly titled ‘Intro’, the new track sees Tia Carys boldly present herself, alongside an impassioned video that gives you no option but to take her as she is, and with pleasure.


Today, U.K.-born/L.A.-based electronic producer/singer/songwriter Khushi returns with his explosive new INSTINCTS EP. Following “I Know,” a softly minimal single meant to offer solace to those struggling with mental health issues, the full four-song set demonstrates the breadth of Khushi’s taste and talent. Beyond the heartbreaking piano-led “I Know,” there’s also a brilliant and sophisticated pop song with a rap verse from Swavay titled “Levelling,” the sultry “Hotter Than Your Instincts,” and the irresistible “Blame Game” track and video. The project showcases an impressive spectrum of sounds by design. “It’s a microcosm of me,” Khushi explains, “four different sides of me as an artist.”