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Osees Share “Weird and Wasted Connection” Track, ‘Metamorphosed’ LP Out 10/16 On Rock Is Hell

It seems that every time you turn around, there’s another Oh Sees slab. Long ago we lost all capacity to be surprised that this sturdy unit keeps putting out records and that they’re really good. You can now add the Metamorphosed 12″ to your ever deeper shelf sagging row of John Dwyer & Co’s seemingly no sleep release schedule. The five tracks were taken from the sessions that formed 2019’s Face Stabber album, a 17 track/80+ minute jammified four-sider. Metamorphosed would have been the perfect third LP to fit in with the other two.

Katy J Pearson Shares New Track “Something Real”

The 10-track album was produced and recorded by Ali Chant in his Bristol studio and features previous singles “Tonight”, “Hey You” and the BBC 6 Music A-listed “Take Back The Radio.”

The beautifully shot v
ideo was directed by the acclaimed Jamie Thraves who has both produced videos for the likes of Radiohead & Coldplay and directed a number of celebrated full-length features including the award winning Treacle Jr in 2010.

Gotts Street Park ‘Everything’ featuring Rosie Lowe

Recorded during lockdown, ‘Everything’ showcases the distinctively rich, sultry vocals of Rosie Lowe, on an atmospheric and canyon-deep groove. ‘Everything’ is taken from Gotts Street Park’s upcoming second EP, due for release on 27th November 2020. ‘Volume Two’ features an impressive array of material and stellar collaborations including Pip Millett, Flikka, Zilo and Grand Pax.

Eamon McGrath Shares “Sparkle & Bleed”

New single, “Sparkle and Bleed,” follows the September 29th release of McGrath’s latest book, Here Goes Nothing, and features guest vocals from longtime friend, collaborator, colleague and bandmate, Julie Doiron. “Sparkle and Bleed” is taken from an upcoming full-length album that will be McGrath’s first release since 2019’s critically acclaimed Guts.

DASHA Calls Out Entitled Men In Anti-Cheating Anthem “None Of My Business”

Introducing DASHA – the pristine pop singer strutting onto the scene quickly establishing herself as a sure force to be reckoned with. After being selected by SONY in a song and artist competition held in Nashville, the California native got the chance of a lifetime. Signing with SONY Germany/ FAMOUZ Records for a single deal, DASHA released the catchy and confident track “Don’t Mean A Thing.” Her momentum continued as she brought her girl-power-punch to Live Oak Music Festival and opened for a date on LISSIE’s US tour. These incredible opportunities led DASHA to signing with Quadio Records, an independent label based in New York City that champions the next generation of recording artists. Now, this girl boss is back with her second release of 2020, “None Of My Business” released with Quadio Records in partnership with Sony/ Disruptor Records.

SHARONE Releases Official Music Video for “Can We Pretend”

Following the critical success of her 2019 released Reflection LP, Denver, CO based, dark rock artist SHARONE has revealed the official music video for her new single, “Can We Pretend.” Mixed and mastered by Nick Nodurft at Rusty Sun Audio and the video directed and produced by Kyle Lamar at Digital Myle, “Can We Pretend” is the first single off of the enigmatic artist’s upcoming album, Morbid Illusion, due out 5/28/2021 via Devil Inside Records. The second single, “Fade Away,” will be revealed on Halloween.


From his fifth studio album In Search Of Lost Time, Protoje unleashes his latest video “Still I Wonder.” The single is one of the album’s three standout tracks produced by Supa Dups. The song is an evolution of the renowned Jamaican artist’s sound, blending hip hop and reggae effortlessly and also pushing his musicianship vocally on the chorus and as a co-producer.

Don’t Believe In Ghosts Release Official Music Video for Single “Still Holding On”

Don’t Believe In Ghosts released their official music video for their brand new single “Still Holding On”. The new single follows the success of “Living Like This” released earlier this year which landed on hundreds of radio stations around the world despite the start of a pandemic.

The Who Announce ‘WHO’ Deluxe Edition

On October 30th The Who will release a new version of last year’s album WHO featuring an updated version of “Beads On One String” newly remixed by Pete Townshend and acoustic tracks from the band’s only live shows of 2020. WHO was originally released November 22, 2019 and debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart.

The songs on the deluxe version of WHO were recorded in Kingston earlier this year 50 years to the day from The Who’s seminal show at Leeds which became the infamous live album Live At Leeds.

Break The News: The Who Announce Deluxe Edition of Latest Album “WHO” Featuring Concert Recordings

Ariel Gold’s Haunting New Single “Hypersensitivity”   ​

Ariel Gold is a young independent singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, electroacoustic artist and painter from Toronto. She majors in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University and produces all her own album covers to create the effect of a gallery on her Spotify page.

She has performed her poetry, some of which is included in her album, Weather, at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Gardiner Museum on the opening night of Yoko Ono’s recent exhibit”The Riverbed”. Her previous single Innocence was featured on the Indie Pop & Chill Spotify editorial playlist.

Premiere: Ariel Gold // Blue

ARCADIAN CHILD: get enchanted with new album “Protopsycho” streaming in full!

From the Mediterranean Sea come the neo-psychedelic incantations of ARCADIAN CHILD, as the Cypriot foursome is ready to deliver its shimmering new album “Protopsycho” this Friday 9th October on Rebel Waves Records and Kozmik Artifactz. Stream its travel-inducing nine tracks now exclusively on Doomed & Stoned website!

“The four-piece from Cyprus weaves ancient-sounding melodies (essentially folk music) into their sound – something that Grecian band Villagers of Ioannina City has pulled off quite successfully. (…) There’s a warmth that pervades the entire album, the Sol-kissed Mediterranean betraying its presence especially in songs like “Snakecharm,” “The Well,” and the title track. An enchanting listen from edge to center. ” say Doomed & Stoned

Jarina De Marco “Eléctrico” Feat. Diego Raposo Single & Video

Dominican-Brazilian artist and creative Jarina De Marco debuted her latest single “Eléctrico,” along with an accompanying music video, last Tuesday, September 29. Representing a change in her musical direction, the single premiered exclusively with Paper Magazine and was further featured in Skopemag, BOP Magazine, VEIN Magazine, Telemundo, and L’ADN, among others.

After Feature on Medium.com, Violent Vickie Returns with Dark SynthPop “Under the Gun” Video

Los Angeles-based Dark Synth-Riot artist Violent Vickie is ready to release the Music Video for “Under The Gun” on October 23.

The video was directed and edited by Nick Pagonakis of Underboss Films and shot in a parking lot in Long Beach, CA by Jennifer Miller. The song is a seductively cold reaction to the pressure to conform and produce in a capitalist society.

Greg Amici – New Video and Single “Girl Next Door”

Greg Amici from New Jersey, with a long list of talents including musician, writer and actor, is back with a new single and video for “Girl Next Door”, to be released October 10, 2020. It’s the follow-up to his song “Spin That Ball”, off of his EP Tragicomic.

Amici says, “”Girl Next Door” was written for an unproduced (so far) TV pilot. I was never sure about the pilot, but I was pretty sure about the song. Nice riff. The original line in the bridge was, “What’s an old boy to do if he’s gotta rock?/I will never stop.” I thought that was sort of corny, so I changed it to “maybe oughta stop.” I think it’s more honest, and a little funny, though I really never will stop.”

VÖLUR release video single ‘Inviolate Grove’

VÖLUR have released a video of the first single taken from their forthcoming full-length “Death Cult”, which has been slated for release on November 13th. The track and video of ‘Inviolate Grove’ tie in with the album’s concept that is loosely based on a note by the antique Roman historiographer Tacitus about a ritual of human sacrifice in his book “Germania”. ‘Inviolate Grove’ has been exclusively premiered by official media partner Metal Hammer (UK) at the link below.

October 2: NEEDSHES: Doo-Wop Single about caveman love

New single “Beautiful” is a stylized Doo-Wop (retro soul / singer-songwriter) love ode that a caveman could sing to his beloved. It was inspired by The Marcels, Patsy Cline, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Righteous Brothers. There’s also cheerful Rockabilly (party) version of the track.

Ilithios shares new single “Rattle Your Sabre”

The work of Manny Nomikos (previously of Gracie Mansion, Pow! Wow!, and Coyote Eyes) Ilithios is his first solo venture. The project came into existence during the pandemic with a focus on honing a livestream performance that allows Nomikos to connect from quarantine.

Nomikos shares that, “‘Rattle Your Sabre” is a taunt against the privileged around us. Not just privileged through economic means, but also emotionally. The people blessed with a proper upbringing, loving family, and a rational mind. There’s a stream of consciousness to the lyrics but overall it’s a mischievous poke at those people who have those things and how they interact with the rest of us.”

Benjiphonik Releases New Vegas Road-Trip Music Video & Single

In a fit of pure madness, Hip Hop & Funk mastermind, Ben “Benjiphonik” Stewart, took an unexpected road-trip to Las Vegas, NV, on the second hottest day in recorded history. In a statement to the press the rapper said boldly, “Celine Dion better move on over. I got us a totally DOPE, 1 night only, gig in Las Vegas, baby! Go RAIDERS!!!” The “us” in this statement refers to rap superstar, Benjiphonik, and painter gone B-Boy, When Lake. According to sources all along the Old Route 66 a “golden pantsed, funk dancing, idiot” was spotted at several popular roadside attractions. It was also rumored that one of Mr. Phonik’s own backup singers had said, “All that Jive-Turkey ever talks about is funk, rap, and chicken. I doubt he even know how to spell Las Vegas!”

Sydney’s Dust Of Us release Daggy Man-directed video for enchanting 2019 debut single ‘The Swans’

As an introduction, ‘The Swans’ was a strong one for Sydney indie duo Dust Of Us. Released in March last year, the single offered music fans an insight into an intricate, immersive and otherworldly realm of sound from brothers Ed and Lloyd Prescott.

Equal parts melancholic and euphoric, ‘The Swans’ is nuanced and clever indie-pop in both arrangement and songwriting. Co-produced and mixed by Matt Neighbour (The Avalanches, Matt Corby, EGOISM), it’s testament to the pair’s chemistry and the way their individual talents beautifully converge.

Cole Bradley x Skope Mag

Country singer and songwriter, Cole Bradley, is a rising star in the North American music scene. Growing up listening to the likes of Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, and Tim McGraw, Bradley first graced the stage at the young age of five. Since then, Cole has fostered a passion for performing and sharing his music with others. “As an artist, it is important for me that people connect and relate to my songs,” says Bradley.

Burning Pools – “Bang Bang”

The band is led by former Smashing Pumpkins bassist Ginger Pooley and the three members share a long list of studio and touring credits and collectively have worked with rock legends like Tom Morello, Siouxsie Sioux, Gwen Stefani, Morrissey, Liz Phair, Tegan and Sara, and bands like Jane’s Addiction and Weezer.

Population II Share New Single Via Louder Than War, ‘À La Ô Terre’ out October 30th via Castle Face Records

Following the release of their debut single “Introspection,” Montreal-based rock trio Population II share “Il eu un Silence dans le Ciel” off of their upcoming album À La Ô Terre out October 30th via Castle Face Records. Louder Than War premiered the track, praising “mind-melting debut of hard psych freckled with punk sentiment, both old school and timeless…fluid, tough, and over-saturated, the album is bound to please fans of the label and new-comers alike.”

Listen to this! Population II new song + album news

Watch: Protoje Drops “Still I Wonder” From New Album

From his fifth studio album In Search Of Lost Time, Protoje unleashes his latest video “Still I Wonder.” The single is one of the album’s three stand out tracks produced by Supa Dups. The song is an evolution of the renowned Jamaican artist’s sound, blending hip hop and reggae effortlessly and also pushing his musicianship vocally on the chorus and as a co-producer.


Dancehall star Kranium closed out last week with the release of a brand new single, “Through The Window.” The honest new record, which showcases Kranium’s clever wordplay, can be seen as a ‘musical soap opera,’ produced by Dunwell (Konshens, Dexta Daps, Jahmiel). The new release follows the recent unveiling of the official video for “Gal Policy,” a hit and certifiable fan favorite from the summer.

SEETHER Reaches #1 At Rock Radio With Lead Single “Dangerous”

SEETHER has claimed the #1 spot at Rock Radio for the current week with “Dangerous,” the lead single off their new album Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (“If You Want Peace, Prepare For War”)—released August 28 via Fantasy Records. The milestone marks the multi-platinum rock band’s 16th #1 song and 20th Top 5 hit over the course of their impressive 20-year career.

Follow Up: Award-winning singer-songwriter Jenny Bruce aka GHOSTE releases new single “Deep Water”

This Friday, October 2nd, internationally acclaimed, multiple-award winning singer-songwriter, GHOSTE will release her powerful new single “Deep Water”. A haunting dive into the struggles of staying afloat, with a reminder that love is always worth the risk and the fight.” This is the third single from eponymous debut album, GHOSTE, produced by Matt Anthony, who has worked with Darius Rucker, Shinedown, Pat Monahan of Train, among other major artists. GHOSTE is will be released on October 30, 2020.

London’s Fox Jackson – “Behind Closed Doors”

London based singer/songwriter Fox Jackson has been enamoured by music from as young as he can remember. Inspired by the likes of artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang and George Benson, his music blends funk-fuelled melodies, sexy vocals and dance-worthy beats, creating a vibrant and distinct sound which is undeniably his own.

Conner Sweet Scores Debut Top 20 Single with “Times Like These”

While the events of 2020 have caused many artists to slow down, 23-year-old independent artist Conner Sweet is kicking his career into high gear. The Tennessee-native is already making a name for himself with his debut single, “Times Like These.” Just this week, the single jumped to the Top 20 spot on the Music Row Chart. Additionally, the song scored a Top 40 on the Nielson Country Indicator Chart, peaking at #36.

Pls Pls Me premiere politically-charged single “Checked Out,” EP out on Friday

“These songs are all about moments where something, whether something inside you or in a relationship, is changed and there’s just no going back,” the band says about the upcoming EP. “They were written from a perspective of both facing and running from pain. Life is real and so are regrets. These songs are all about an awakening, something you can never un-know once you know it.”

Popcorn Kid – New Single and Video “Discotown”

Popcorn Kid, the persona of Nikhil Narayan, an Indian musician bred in Chennai, based in Bangalore, which came to life in October 2018, has a new single, “Discotown” featuring Katherine Hb and Noxignen, October 16, 2020.

Noxigen says, “We made Discotown initially as an introduction track to the Paradise album. It’s meant to encapsulate the mood of the city the concept album’s story takes place in. We have eventually decided to add vocals to it and got our trusty friend Katherine to help write and sing on it. The songwriting came together pretty quickly and it’s driven by the great synth hooks and basslines and has very recognizable
drum fills too. The vocals snugly fit into the tight pocket the drum groove creates.”\

out today: BLOOD OF ANGELS (USA) “Failure Of Faith” @ Melodic Death Metal

Inspired by the burgeoning local metal scene of Tampa, Florida USA, Blood Of Angels are making their mark on the genre that has guided them through the darkest of times. With local town heroes such as Cannibal Corpse and Nasty Savage inspiring down that path, Blood Of Angels blend death, black, thrash and lashings of power metal into a high-octane frenzy. Above all, the band combines their musical prowess and instrumental talents to make social commentary on public mistruths and the atrocities committed against humanity.

TIGRA & SPNCR Share New Track “For My People”

TIGRA & SPNCR collaborate on this project to explore their diasporic roots and the art of celebration through music.

They comment: “‘For My People’ is inspired by the voices of young and old, from both the past and the present who fearlessly, tirelessly and selflessly raise up to fight injustice and demand change. It is a song of reassurance to our brothers and sisters around the world. It is a message which is especially important to us as the product of countless revolutions by our ancestors, who put their bodies and souls on the front lines in defiance of power to ensure that we, their future generations, inherited a more beautiful world from them.

We recognize how exhausting and isolating the constant battle can feel, having fought in it ourselves, and understand the importance of hearing “You are admired and appreciated. You are seen and you are not alone. You are cherished and you are loved.” We also understand the power of singing it together, to each other and to ourselves. We see joy and hope as an additional act of rebellion in the face of those who would see us broken. This is our love song to the resistance.”

Nadia Vaeh Drops Delirious Music Video For “Anxiety”

Pop artist Nadia Vaeh’s new music video for her powerful track “Anxiety” is out today. The video delivers a raw and authentic look into her struggle with mental health and how she copes with the highs and lows of anxiety.


“We created this song to represent the feeling that the end of summer brings when you’re chasing the fleeting moments you felt in the sun,” the band says. “We collaborated with our good friend and NY rapper, Oswin Benjamin. Our original idea for the video was to bury ourselves in the sand at the beach all day, but our videographer talked us out of it.” “Sunrays” is out now on Strangewave Music.

Jorja Smith x Popcaan – “Come Over”

A brilliantly rendered superheroine takes back her power in the animated music video for Jorja Smith x Popcaan’s “Come Over.”

Directed by Amber Grace Johnson of Object & Animal with animation direction by Future Power Station of Friends Electric, the co-production is a wholly modern tale illustrated in a hyper-future way.

TEE GRIZZLEY Releases Music Video For “NO WITNESS”

Today, Tee Grizzley releases the music video for “No Witness” (WATCH HERE) from his mixtape The Smartest. On “No Witness”, Tee’s poignant lyrics explores the rapper’s social solitude as he states “Can’t nobody tell on me if they don’t know my business”. The black and white visual follows Tee from the site of arrest, to the interrogation room, to a jail cell illustrating the story painted by his lyrics. The Avedon produced track can be found on Grizzley’s mixtape The Smartest which also features fan favorites such as “Satish” and “Trenches” ft. Big Sean.

YAOTL MICTLAN: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Tezcatlipoca – Espejo Relumbrante”

YAOTL MICTLAN – which translates into “Warrior(s) from the land of the Dead” in the Mexican language Nahuatl – delivers their most epic material to date on Sagrada Tierra del Jaguar, focusing on a deeper Mesoamerican mysticism feel to the new songs. Eight expansive tracks take the listener on a mental journey with nearly fifty-seven minutes of the band’s creative and cultural vision of black metal. Amid the searing riffs and hammering metal attack, beautiful auras and melodies meet with traditional and pre-Hispanic instrumentation, mentally transporting the listener to a different era in the members’ heritage.

Track Premiere: Yaotl Mictlan – “Tezcatlipoca – Espejo Relumbrante”

Serena Sun Reveals Dream New Single + Video

Inspired by a mix of indie pop and ambient soundscapes, Serena fuses the two with her airy vocals to create a unique, emotion-driven sound. Serena just released a new single, “Everyone I Run From” – the first in a growing catalogue of music to share in the upcoming year.

Alt Grunge/Singer-Songwriter and “DIY queen” Vanessa Silberman Finds Light In Darkness on New Single Premiered via V13.net

Acclaimed for her “polished, yet edgy version of grunge-inspired punk” (Bushwick Daily), her music and live performances have been said to have the appeal of Liz Phair and Chrissie Hynde, authenticity of classic artists, like Patti Smith, Neil Young, and the pop sensibilities of commercial radio artists, such as Green Day and Metric.

Vanessa Silberman Offers “Something To Believe In” with Her Latest Single [Premiere]

Blocboy JB Announces Highly Anticipated Debut Album “Fatboy”

Blocboy JB announced album details for his highly anticipated debut album “FatBoy” out this Friday, October 9th. The project will feature Yo Gotti, NLE Choppa, G Herbo, Trippie Redd and Tay Keith. Production credits include HiKidd, Tay Keith, FreshDuzIt and many others. You can find the full tracklisting below.

Blocboy JB Announces Highly Anticipated Debut Album “Fatboy”

The Psychotic Monks share ‘Closure’, and collaborative short film

France’s The Psychotic Monks formed in the bleak winter of 2015 and have spent their time since growing a following for their uncompromising and genre-splicing public performances and recordings.

A self-produced debut “Silence Slowly & Madly Shines”, a collection culled from various studio experiments in 2017, was the first to reach the attention of curious ears and from there on, anyone catching them live before the pandemic set in could testify that their shows were rare moments of sincerity and intensity, as they pushed their boundaries further with each concert.

Kasbo links up with Vancouver Sleep Clinic on single ‘Lune’ the final single ahead of the new album

Swedish maestro Kasbo has unveiled his latest single, ‘Lune’, the final teaser ahead of his widely anticipated second album ‘The Making Of A Paracosm’. A collaborative effort with Australian indie dance outfit Vancouver Sleep Clinic, ‘Lune’ comes out 7th October.

A flickering dose of melodic electronica, ‘Lune’ sees Kasbo and Vancouver Sleep Clinic create a hedonistic soundscape while conceiving an effortless indie-electronic crossover record. Underpinning the track, Kasbo’s distinct synths and flawless drum patterns are met with the obfuscated and ethereal vocals of Vancouver Sleep Clinic frontman Tim Bettinson transporting the listener to a realm away from our own.