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Ulf Nilsson – New album out now!
Ulf has signed with the record label Fifth Island Music and is now ready to release his second solo album ‘Make A Move’ TODAY (October 23rd).
This album has been in the making for some years now, from early 2015 to late 2019. Three songs in Nashville, six songs in Budapest and one song in Sweden.
“Shoot me down” was recorded in Sundsvall, in the spring of 2015 with Chris Rehn (Takida, Stiftelsen, Europe), “Make a move”, “Where you belong” and “Testify” in Nashville in the fall of 2015 together with producer Matt Hyde (No Doubt, Slayer, Deftones, Monster Magnet) and songwriters Drew Ramsey&Shannon Sanders (Jonny Lang, India Arie, Rival sons, Joe Cocker).
CHASE B UNITES HOUSTON IN “FOR ME” MUSIC VIDEO
Columbia Records recording artist and producer CHASE B has teamed up with rising Houston rappers OMB Bloodbath and KenTheMan on his new single “For Me”.
Dynamic Duo MELA-D Release Hard-Hitting New Single & Video ‘State Of Mind’
Dynamic duo MELA-D releases a hard-hitting new single & video ‘State Of Mind’, produced by the prolific HAZY (JK47, Boy of Many Colours, MELA-D, Boomalli and many more) released through Desert Pea Media (DPM) Records.
Rotten Mind singer/guitarist Jakob Arvidsson release single from upcoming solo album
Jakob Mind release the single and music video “Watch the City Burn” Friday, October 23. The single is the first taste of Rotten Mind singer/vocalist Jakob Arvidsson’s newly established solo project. During the spring of 2021, his debut album “The One Who Got Away” will be released on Lövely Records.
Swedish Indie Pop Two Year Vacation releases new single and announces album
One week before the official album release of their second album Laundry Day Swedish indiepop quintet Two Year Vacation drops the last piece of the puzzle – Moving On From Yesterday.
With a title fitting to the longing of putting the struggling times we’re all in this year behind us, Moving On From Yesterday is a hymn to the life on the road, telling the story about moving from city to city aiming for the goal of all touring artists. Though not everyday is perfect it’s ok, it’s alright to be struggling and to be longing for better days. With an rythmic underlining pulse the track is chrystallised with the charactaristic synth adds and vocals that is typical Two Year Vacation.
RISING STAR FLYNN RELEASES DEBUT EP ‘ONE OF US’
Ireland’s rising talent Flynn has released just two solo tracks in 2020, but they’ve quickly placed him in prime position for greater things. ‘One of Us’ and ‘B-Side’ have introduced him as an artist with global potential, with numerous Spotify New Music Friday playlists plus The Pop List (Spotify) and New Pop Hits (Apple) helping to introduce him to a whole new audience. His surging status has also been spotlighted with a quick succession of tips from influential tastemakers including The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, Fault and Clash.
ILON’s debut single ‘selfish Love’ demonstrated the star quality that’s already seen her collaborate with the Grammy-winning FINNEAS (Billie Eilish, Halsey) and rising pop star JC Stewart. It earned the 21-year-old her first wave of tastemaking support, including playlists adds to Spotify’s Brand New Chill and Popjustice’s New Music Friday. She has also earned extensive airplay in her homeland of Finland as well as her first plays at US college radio.
SAWEETIE DEBUTS SIZZLING NEW SINGLE “BACK TO THE STREETS” FEATURING JHENÉ AIKO
Continuing on a definitive hot streak, multi-platinum selling rapper/actress/entrepreneur Saweetie is one of TikTok’s top artists with 12.5 million original sound videos, 482 million YouTube views and counting, and over 2 billion accumulative streams to date. Today, Saweetie debuts a sassy new single, “Back To The Streets,” featuring GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter, Jhené Aiko. Co-produced by Timbaland, pretty piano chords and a bouncing baseline set the tone for Saweetie and Jhené’s lyrical lift-off.
BRYCE VINE AND CHEAT CODES SHARE THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘STAY’ – WATCH HERE
The genre-smashing Bryce Vine and Cheat Codes have teamed up for their new single “Stay,” and today they share the official video, directed by Michael Ko and featuring a few familiar faces. With over 3 million global streams already, Bryce Vine explains, “‘Stay’ is a song about instant nostalgia – that feeling of knowing you’re in the middle of experiencing a special time. This music video is a reflection on what it’s like being caught in that moment.”
Root-rock and Blues vocals on Heavy Feathers new single
Root rockers Heavy Feather are finally back with their new single “Bright in My Mind”, out everywhere now! The single is the first taste of their upcoming sophomore album “Mountain of Sugar”, to be released by The Sign Records in spring 2021. 60’s and 70’s rock influences and amazing vocals from blues singer Lisa Lystam are at the core of the new track, released alongside it’s music video.
DEVIL IN THE MIST New Single ‘Mercy’ – Out Today!
US alternative metal band Devil In The Mist are here with their 5th single and first release via Sliptrick Records. The track is called Mercy and is an alternative, groove metal, progressive song with great time changes, a stonking rhythm, strong vocals from singer Katy and a blazing shred guitar solo from Gia. The band are working on new material for an album which looks set for release in 2021.
Today Che Lingo’s debut album THE WORST GENERATION is released via Idris Elba’s 7Wallace label. The latest single to be lifted from the tracklist is “South”, which has a fantastic new video to absorb from his local area.
MAJOR LAZER RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘MUSIC IS THE WEAPON’
Featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj, J Balvin, Anitta, Khalid and many more, MITW is Major Lazer’s first full-length album since 2015. The band have also released a lyric video for latest single ‘Hell and High Water (feat. Alessia Cara)’ – watch HERE.
When not producing hip hop tracks for younger brother Macho Mayne, Hibiki makes bedroom pop infused with psych rock, jazz and funk and “Someone Toulouse” is a perfect capsule of all those influences…and also a first taster for his debut album due in 2021. The single and full-length will both be released on Bergen’s GEMS Records, a new venture from the Brilliance Records team (Tuvaband, Kommode, Bloody Beach, Novo Amor).
Hailing from Toronto, Pressa is one of the hottest rappers emerging from Canada, he’s supported Drake on tour and has racked up 10’s of millions of streams. Pressa shared: “There’s so much great music coming out of Canada right now, it’s great to support and collaborate with other artists, especially young artists just starting out like AJA”
After the release of their sublime sophomore album ‘Life After’ last summer followed by sold-out UK, European and debut North American tours, London band Palace today release the ‘Someday, Somewhere’ EP via Fiction.
London singer-songwriter Alice Ray has shared her new single, ‘Lost In The Dark’. The track is the title track from her upcoming debut EP, out on November 27th.
With stunning vocals set against an expressive and evocative blend of piano, organ and delicate strings, ‘Lost In The Dark’ is an infectious and personal exploration of emotional complexities. Building through pensive, narrative verses into soaring and passionate choruses, the track has been met with support from BBC Introducing.
LICE announce debut album + share new single “RDC”
Bristol group LICE announce their debut album WASTELAND: What Ails Our People Is Clear with new single “R.D.C”, publishing the album’s pamphlet (lyrics/story) and revealing the hand-built noise instrument (Intonarumori) used across it. They also announce the creation of their own label Settled Law Records to release new experimental artists.
UK breakout star Iyamah has dropped her much-awaited second EP Truth EP 2, out today.
A sprawling ten-track release, Truth EP 2 opens with the fleeting ‘Cryptic Love Poem (Prt2)’, a sparse, soulful hymn that sets the tone for the rest of the record. Three tracks that have been released as singles across 2020 also feature, starting with the jazz-inflicted ‘Won’t Work’, which Complex UK described as a “strident empowerment anthem”, adding “the immediate message of female empowerment is plain to hear, but there’s a deeper message of self acceptance and learning to love who you are”.
Today, GRAMMY® award-winning global superstar Zedd releases his brand-new single entitled “Inside Out” featuring rising U.K. singer-songwriter, Griff. The upbeat, feel-good track, features Zedd’s signature style that has made him the critically acclaimed artist/DJ/producer he is today. Paired with Griff’s incredible vocals, “Inside Out” is poised to be another one of Zedd’s standout tracks. The song is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.
Commodo is back with new EP, ‘Stakeout’, out now on Black Acre.
‘Stakeout’ picks up where previous EP ‘Loan Shark’ left off, tapping back into the conceptual, crime-ridden Wild West first imagined across tracks like ‘Contraband’ and ‘Hot Pursuit’; “If anyone is working on a 22nd century film noir at the moment, this would make the perfect soundtrack”, wrote Bandcamp back in June.
A sprawling, 16-track release, Year Zero is Tchami’s most complete record to date, a melange of sunkissed dancefloor energy with serious crossover appeal. It features no fewer than six singles released by the Parisian across 2020, starting with the carefree ‘Proud’ featuring Zimbabwe-born vocalist Daecolm, a hit that has racked up over 2 million Spotify streams. Further singles come in the form of the feelgood filter house of ‘Buenos Aires’, infectious basslines of ‘Praise’ featuring Georgia artist Gunna, deep grooves of ‘Born Again’, fluttering synths of ‘Ghosts’ featuring LA-based artist HANA and soul-driven vibes of ‘Faith’, underpinned by the legendary vocals of Marlena Shaw.
“Force of nature” (PAPER Magazine) Bea Miller has released her new EP ‘elated!’ today. The seven-song project is her most honest body of work yet as she gets more personal, political and remaining as ferocious as ever. This honesty and ferociousness is demonstrated on tracks like EP opener “hallelujah” where she battles her own anger about political tumult and trying to make the world a better place on the dark-pop track. Elsewhere on “wisdom teeth,” which she released earlier this month, Bea meditates on the lost innocence of her childhood over bouncy synths. Listen to ‘elated’ here.
PASSENGER SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘A SONG FOR THE DRUNK AND BROKEN HEARTED’ & ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, announces his new studio album Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted will be released on January 8, 2021, and today he shares the track that inspired the album’s title, “A Song for the Drunk and Broken Hearted,” along with an accompanying video. He’s also happy to announce that all physical packaging of CDs and Vinyl will be made of 100% recycled material, and one tree will be planted for every physical piece sold via the Passenger webstore thanks to a partnership with Ecologi and the Eden Project. Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted is available to pre-order HERE.
INTRODUCING FAANGS……DEBUT SINGLE ‘HUH’ OUT NOW – WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
When speaking about her new single, she says, “The FAANGS vibe is so big, so much to swallow at one time, that I needed something that kicked in the door. That song is just me genuinely out here, trying to be myself. It’s a light on how the world is about to be in for a lot of personality.”
ELECTRONIC POP TRIO FLAWES SHARE NEW TRACK ‘HOLDING OUT FOR THE WIN’ & ANNOUNCE NEW EP ‘REVERIE’
For a band whose music so often celebrates the beauty in life’s most challenging moments, even Flawes have had their patience tested in 2020. The dynamic electronic pop trio started the year on a high by fulfilling a life-long ambition with the release of their debut album ‘Highlights’. But events would mean that their big plans for the rest of the year were dashed.
Featuring a smooth honey-soaked vocal from Leicester based soul songstress FFION REBECCA, ‘Promises’ tells a story of betrayal and heartbreak; one simple promise to never leave. It is a classic R&B track utilising real, organic instruments, including guitar played by world renowned blues guitarist Aynsley Lister, as well as saxophone and piano.
THEY.RELEASE THEIR LONG AWAITED NEW ALBUM “THE AMANDA TAPE”
Having spent the past months wowing with singles from the body of work, today R&B duo THEY. return with their long-awaited sophomore album, “The Amanda Tape”, available globally via Avant Garden, in partnership with Island Records.
Leeds alt-pop riser JWestern releases debut EP ‘Just People’ via Heist or Hit today.
JWestern’s (AKA John Gooding) debut collection of tracks brims with a confidence stemming from hours chipping away at his art, secluded in his bedroom, until his embryonic demos were sculpted into fully formed bops-in-waiting. He is ready to step into the hazy space occupied by Easy Life, Arlo Parks, Yellow Days or Still Woozy – with the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, DORK, GIGWISE and BBC Radio 1 proclaiming themselves as fans.
Punctual unveil official video for single ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’
Characterised by infidelity and sexual jealousy, the official video for ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ tells the tale of three people who confront their unfaithful partners with a playful outcome. A rework of the R&B classic of the same name, ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ has surpassed 5 million streams across DSP’s since its summer release. It’s also making a strong impact in several charts; including Spotify Viral Charts, Shazam, Apple Music and the iTunes Chart Top 20.