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Out Today: Anadolu psych legends BaBa ZuLa share ‘Hayvan Gibi’ album

BaBa ZuLa describe their sound as ‘Psychedelic Istanbul Rock ‘n Roll’ – a heady mixture that laces the classic Anadolu psych sound with modern electronics, dubwise studio smarts, and fiery left-field sonic radicalism. Founded in 1996 after the break up of experimental band ZeN, BaBa ZuLa began by scoring for film, before developing a style that pushed the classic Turkish psych sound of the 1970s forward into the 21st century. The group have also seen collaborations with artists as diverse as dub master Mad Professor, jazz legend Bugge Wesseltoft, and Jaki Liebezeit of krautrock supremos Can.

Iyamah delivers nourishing new single ‘KYWK’

UK chanteuse Iyamah continues her slew of releases with gorgeous new single ‘KYWK’, out today.

Standing for ‘kill you with kindness’, ‘KYWK’ is a serene ballad that allows Iyamah’s decadent vocals to run free amidst delicate guitar strings and subtle percussion. It marks her third single release to be taken from her forthcoming EP Truth EP 2, following on from ‘Balance’ and ‘Won’t Work’.

THE GHOST OF HELAGS – Chase the Sun with: ‘Night Summer Waiting’

As Autumn descends around us, the latest track from the Berlin-based duo finds them attempting to out-run the encroaching darkness, while dreaming of a new dawn that will surely come tomorrow.

“Watching the world with restless eyes… keep up, don’t fall behind” sings Teresa Woischiski, lyrics defiant with notions of escapism, yet tinted with a world-wary melancholy. “Night Summer Waiting, what you keep within, you can do without”, she lulls, her crystalline vocal rising through layers of dreamy atmospheric synthesisers and elegiac piano motifs.

Jon Reynolds & The Aches announce new EP ‘Petrichor’

Jon Reynolds & The Aches have announced the debut EP Petrichor out January 22nd. Marking the announcement they have released the brand new single ‘Imogene’.

‘Imogene’ features delicate touches of Americana and a huge anthemic chorus, which celebrates liberty and optimism while also offering a nod in homage to Jon’s hometown Nashville.

Disciples deliver first single via Ministry of Sound ‘I Got You’

Platinum-selling UK trio Disciples make their debut on the iconic Ministry of Sound imprint with their new single ‘I Got You’, out 2nd October.

‘I Got You’ is a distinguished dance anthem, combining sunkissed piano chords and energetic drums, with the trio’s very own Duvall and Luke Mac delivering their trademark complementary vocals. The track marks a fresh chapter in their musical journey, as they look ahead with a string of exciting releases in the pipeline.


With Harmony, Groban performs a collection of timeless songs along with two originals, showcasing the artist’s unparalleled vocal prowess. Highlights include The Impossible Dream, Angels, I Can’t Make You Love Me, Celebrate Me Home, She and many more. The album was mostly produced by Bernie Herms with additional songs produced by Steve Jordan, Tommee Profitt, and Federico Vindver.


Jason Nix Releases Debut EP ‘Money On You’

Today, Nashville singer-songwriter Jason Nix releases his debut EP Money On You. Money On You is the culmination of Nix’s due-paying past, strengthened by his years as a hard-touring road warrior with artists like Canaan Smith and Chase Rice, and as an in-demand songwriter earning a publishing deal and landing cuts with artists like Eli Young Band, Lainey Wilson, and the Shires.

BARBUDO – “Magnolia Mansion”

BARBUDO deliver pop-funk with polished musicianship and pizzazz from their studio in the south of England. Brothers Ben and Harry Stanworth have taken inspiration from the pioneers of funk, soul and disco to give their contemporary sound a classic and stylish vibe that oozes charm and millennial zeitgeist. Their songs are instantly memorable and engaging, helped by the band’s laid back feel and knack for intricate and soulful melodies over playful lyrical themes. A dose of Barbudo is a welcome antidote to the tensions and pressures of modern life.


GONE WEST, 2x Grammy-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Colbie Caillat, multiplatinum songwriter, Grammy winning songwriter Jason Reeves, Hawaiian recording artist Justin Kawika Young (11 #1s in Hawaii) and Academy of Country Music and CMT Award nominee Nelly Joy, today released the video for “I’m Never Getting Over You”, just a month after disbanding the group they forged out of their musical friendship three years ago. The video premiered earlier this week on SiriusXM’s The Highway, thanks to program director JR Schumann, a longtime supporter of the project.

Millie Turner – “Eye of The Storm”

Having started the year with support from NME, BBC Introducing and more, today Millie Turner announces her second single of 2020: ‘Eye of the Storm’. Written after a 24-hour plane ride to the other side of the world, and full of the mix of wide-eyed excitement and slight bewilderment that comes from such a huge trip, it marks the 19-year-old songwriter out as a new pop star of nuance – one who can mix soaring euphoria and understated subtlety in the same, attention-grabbing four minutes. The track is also the title song of Turner’s forthcoming mixtape on March 19th, 2021.

ME AND THE REST Release Music Video For New Single “HardRock”

Swiss hard rock band, ME AND THE REST, have released their new music video for the song ‘HardRock’, it’s the fifth single taken from the forthcoming album “We Are Bulletproof” due out beginning of 2021 via RockAvenger.

Lauren Aquilina unveils sensual new single ‘Swap Places’

Bristol-born, LA based singer-songwriter Lauren Aquilina has dropped new single ‘Swap Places’, out on Friday 2nd October.

Underpinned by Lauren’s sensual vocals, ‘Swap Places’ is a wistful modern pop ballad that tackles themes of insecurity and a lack of self-confidence. The track was co-written with Michelle Buzz, who has previously worked with Katy Perry, and Evan Voytas, who has worked with Shawn Mendes. It marks her second single release of the new decade following February’s ‘Bad People’.

DIRTY FREUD – Unveils: ‘Blood Bayou’ with Trippy Animated Video

As dense, swampy and enveloping in sound as the southern-American marshland for which it owes its name, “Blood Bayou” finds the Sheffield-based producer coalescing myriad influences with Frankensteinian aplomb. As Freud says:

“This is talking about how love is never clean and is often messy with casualties. Yet it can be full of interesting things as a Bayou swamp can be…”

Nels Cline Announces New Album ‘Share The Wealth’ Out 11/13 via Blue Note

On November 13, Nels Cline will release his 3rd Blue Note album Share The Wealth, a dynamic double album featuring 10 swirling, evocative soundscapes including the epic first single “Beam/Spiral,” which is out today. On Share The Wealth, the sonic explorer and guitar renegade delivers a potent and provocative program of spontaneous, uncompromising music with an expanded edition of his long-running project The Nels Cline Singers featuring saxophonist and punk-jazz iconoclast Skerik, keyboard marvel Brian Marsella, bass powerhouse Trevor Dunn, longtime collaborator and drummer Scott Amendola, and Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista.

NETHERBLADE: Italian thrashers premiere new single “Nothing is Real”

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.


Westside Gunn has delivered his feverishly anticipated major-label debut LP Who Made The Sunshine via Shady Records. Executive produced by Gunn himself, the album features a MOMA level of curation of artists that include Slick Rick, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Smoke DZA, A.A Rashid, Stove God Cooks, Flee Lord, Estee Nack, ElCaminio, and Keisha Plum. Producers include Griselda stalwarts Daringer and Beat Butcher along with Alchemist, Just Blaze, and Conductor Williams. One of the most prolific artists in the game, whose personal catalog rivals entire labels, it was never the legendary Buffalo rapper’s intention to be a rapper. With aspirations of solely being a designer, he had to change his game plan upon release from his second stint in prison when his brother Conway The Machine was shot-realizing that he needed to take the reigns while his brother recovered. 20+ releases later that built a devout fan base, and one of the most respected rap indies of the past decade in Griselda, Gunn has now released his most impressive work to date.

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