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Statues release “Holocene” album

Statues are back with a new album. “Holocene” is the first release from the band since their debut “Adult Lobotomy”, released on German label Crazysane Records in 2018. The debut sold out in no time, and received praise by critics as well as punk legend Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools, Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits) who claimed;

“In music, it’s a rare balance to successfully blend politics and fun, aggression with melody. Drawing on some of my fave post-punk influences and classic rock grooves, Statues debut Adult Lobotomy walks a line like Phillippe Petit across the sky between Twin Towers, gracefully subversive.”

Mason Maynard links up with Green Velvet on new single ‘Propane’

Mason Maynard releases new single ‘Propane’, featuring dance music royalty Green Velvet, out 30th October

A rave-ready tech bomb, ‘Propane’ centres around siren-like synths, a groove-laden bassline and hypnotic vocals repeating the line ‘get it on, get it on’. The pair previously linked up on 2018 tracks ‘Got This’ and ‘Auto Mate’, while ‘Propane’ marks Mason’s third release this year following his Fantazia EP and his Hot Creations debut “McLovin”, both of which were heavily supported on the underground from the likes of Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Paul Woolford, Carl Cox and more.

Bom Lulu – ‘Uuteen satamaan’

Bom Lulu is an Oulu-based band founded in 2019 that epitomizes Finnish rock music while skillfully combining different genres of music. The band consists of three players: Jukka Ruottinen – vocals, Mikko Pakanen – guitar and Janne Riikola – drums & bass guitar.

Their debut album, “Uuteen Satamaan” features strong choruses, super-charged guitar riffs, and stylish drum work throughout the whole album. The songs are about the crossroads of life, where people are faced with an extreme array of emotions, such as hope, acceptance, and abandonment as they look towards their own future.


Written and produced in London and Berlin, ’24’ is one of six tracks to be released over the coming months. It’s a song about the longing for adrenaline and emotional peaks. We want to feel – by whatever means necessary. No standing still. Never average. Not a second of mediocrity. This is the honest introduction of a musician said to be the lovechild of cosmopolitan openness and simply not giving a f*ck!


Aby Coulibaly emerged from seemingly out of nowhere with her debut track ‘Taurus’. The 21-year-old Irish singer-songwriter is a rare example of a new artist with a fully-formed vision. Between her honeyed, versatile vocals and the song’s relatable tale of overcoming a lost love with the help of your friends, it fired up her reputation.

The original demo earned a following amongst those in the know, assisted by early shows at home in Dublin. The subsequent official release and video then pushed that buzz onto the global stage with key playlists including R&B UK, Lush + Ethereal and Sweet Soul Sunday at Spotify as well as Apple Music’s Chilled R&B.

Out Now: Brocarde Shares ‘Twisted’ Acoustic Version

Brocarde’s own story through images that represents the contortion she experienced through her personal journey, the acoustic version strips the song back to its bare essence, highlighting her strong lyricism and vocals. It’s a story about being bullied for taste in music and love for an aesthetic considered “weird” by conservative society standards. In Brocarde’s own words “It’s an anthem for all those who feel judged and misrepresented”. The original is a great fit for any Halloween roundups, while the acoustic brings out Brocarde’s artistry and her lyrics open to further discussions around being forced to conform to standards imposed by a conservative society.

Amaunet release ‘indie-rock goes pop’ single from debut EP

Amaunet are back with their upbeat, dance-worthy single “All About Us”; out everywhere now and taken from their upcoming debut EP, to be released by Lövely Records in November. The single is the perfect upbeat, 90s inspired indie-rock tune with catchy hooks and fast drums.

“All about us” is the last single from Amaunet’s upcoming, debut EP. A hopeful, happy track with an energetic beat and ‘indie-rock band goes pop’ feel. It features catchy choruses, fast drums and roaring guitars – creating a track that makes you want to dance around the kitchen or long for the dim lit dancefloor of your nearest alternative nightclub. The single’s released alongside a music video; a homemade video filmed by the band during the pandemic.

DETHRXNER present their sophomore album ‘OVERTHRXWN’

“‘OVERTHRXWN’ expresses the challenges of life seen from two sides; one tells the story about defeating your own demons and celebrating your victories, while the other is anger towards people who lack self-awareness and thus indirectly affect your life. Anything that stands in the way must be defeated”, vocalist Neema Rad explains.

LISTEN: DIRTYBIRD’s Cour T. Wraps up 2020 with ‘Dope Farm’

Since being picked up by Claude VonStroke with “Black Magic” at the age of 16, Cour T. has risen to become one of DIRTYBIRD’s most prized players in addition to its youngest. He released his fourth double-sided EP on the label today, ‘Dope Farm,’ which shows off his penchant for heady grooves and fervent house arrangement.


Stirring timeless influences with modern pop sensibilities, 21-year-old Sonny offers something a little different in the current landscape. It’s a sound that has seen him reach 20 million streams at Spotify within just a handful of releases, including his breakthrough ‘Princess’.

TOURISTS – Release tranquil album title-track ‘Another State’

As TOURISTS prepare to release their eagerly awaited debut album this Winter, today, they release it’s title-track: “Another State”.

Tranquil and cerebral, sensory and transient, “Another State” immerses the listener into a beautiful daydream. A space to be lost-in for a time, though never completely; like even the most lucid of dreams, its blissfulness dissipates into the ether almost as soon as it materialises.

LISTEN: Beth Lydi Releases Inaugural Desert Hearts EP, ‘Windy Pipes’

Today, Beth Lydi brings her first solo release to Desert Hearts records in the form of ‘Windy Pipes.’ The two tracker marks her second outing with the label, following her debut on its ‘Family & Friends Vol. 4’ compilation.

GARAGEDAYS Release ‘TO MY SOUL’ Music Video For Second Single From ‘SOMETHING BLACK’

Austrian metal band, GARAGEDAYS, have released a music video for their second single ‘To My Soul’, the track is taken from their fourth album ‘Something Black’, which will be out on November 13, 2020 via El Puerto Records. The album was co-produced, mixed and mastered by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond).


Anna Straker has gone from strength-to-strength in recent months. The process started when she unveiled a brave new sound with the vulnerable ‘London Knows’, which she followed with the experimental alt-pop of ‘Good Days, Bad Days’ and a chilled twist on the song alongside Gabrielle Aplin. She subsequently featured on production duo fourteenbillion’s debut track ‘All Falls Down’, which was aired by Phil Taggart at Radio 1, before performing at BBC Music Introducing… Live last weekend.

LISTEN: Vintage Culture Finishes off Cassian ‘Magical’ Remixes

Top Sydney export Cassian has released the fourth and final re-work of hit single “Magical,” off his debut longform effort Laps, today on Rose Avenue. Forged by Sony and Atlantic UK alumnus Vintage Culture, the downtempo, alt-dance piece is transformed into a peak time-ready club cut that fuses Zolly’s vocals into a bed of buzzing analog progressions and pounding kicks. The Brazilian icon’s take on “Magical” follows prior interpretations from Enamour, Made In Paris, and Cassian himself.

Swedish singer CECI NOIR pays tribute to Bishop Briggs with River

The Swedish singer Ceci Noir pays tribute to Bishop Briggs with an amazing acoustic version of the American artist’s song River. Bishop Briggs original recording has globally been streamed close to half a billion times, but the independent Swedish record label COMEDIA’s ambition is more about getting the world to finally discover the Swedish singer, who has been described by the English Nordic Music Review as “a full-blooded rock singer that makes a lasting impression – it’s her voice that really catches your attention”.


Amy Macdonald has achieved huge international success while resolutely doing things her own way. World tours in front of 3.3 million people, over 200 million Spotify streams, four Top 5 albums (including her #1 debut), six million album sales and the landmark hit ‘This Is The Life’ which topped the charts in ten countries, today Amy releases her fifth and finest album ‘The Human Demands’. It represents her first release under a new deal with Infectious / BMG and was launched alongside the lead single ‘The Hudson’.

Marillion’s Mark Kelly: 2nd single ‘This Time’ and video; ‘Mark Kelly’s Marathon’ album out 27 Nov

Marathon are approaching the finishing line step by step!

One month before the release of the band’s debut album “Mark Kelly’s Marathon”, on November 27th, the band around Marillion’s keyboard player Mark Kelly tackle the subject of modern and global love with the new single “This Time”.

LEISURE drop hotly anticipated ‘SIDE A’ EP

A five-track release, SIDE A commences with the ethereal vibes of ‘Slipping Away’, LEISURE’s first single release of the new decade that has since surpassed 3 million Spotify streams to date. Next up, is the seductive funk of the group’s most recent single ‘Lonely Nights’, a track inspired by Japanese city pop and The Bee Gees, and the similarly sensual ‘Eye 2 Eye’, which is the lead single of SIDE A. Things are then rounded off with the downbeat, psychedelic guitars of ‘Spark It Up’, also released as a single earlier in the year, and intimate nuances of final track, ‘Beautiful’.

FLETCHER GULL returns with new single + video for ‘CITY IS BUSY’

Australian wunderkind Fletcher Gull has returned today with his cinematic marvel ‘City Is Busy’, out now via Snowhill Songs/AWAL.

Crafted in isolation but destined for the stage, ‘City Is Busy’ wallops kaleidoscopic production and rich textures and harmonies that glisten like diamonds in the rough, buoyed by New Romantic synths and pulsating Gameboy beats.

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC Share “Funeral For A Friend” Official Video

Instrumental Post-Doom quartet CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC are back with a series of Four 7″ Singles. Entitled The Satanic Singles Series, each new single’s A Side and B Side will be covers of tunes that have had a profound influence on the band, but are not necessarily originating from the Metal/Doom genres.

The Satanic Singles Series: Volume 1, out this month, features “Funeral For A Friend” (yes, the Elton John song) b/w “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (better known as the theme from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey). Three more singles will be released in December 2020, January 2021, and February 2021, all leading up to a new ‘Cloud Covered’ album, scheduled for release in March and will have two additional tunes not included in The Satanic Singles Series.


Multi-Platinum selling rapper Trippie Redd has released his third full length album, Pegasus, out now via 10K Projects/Caroline. Pegasus is an ambitious 26-track project from the Canton, OH native, featuring previously released singles “Excitement” with PARTYNEXTDOOR and “I Got You” with Busta Rhymes. The album also includes guest features from Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Future, Quavo and more!

WizTheMc Releases ‘What About Now’ EP

Today, rising artist WizTheMc releases his latest EP What About Now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects. His label debut, What About Now is an upbeat, eclectic collection of songs showcasing the newcomer’s versatility as a writer and his trademark sense of optimism. Born in South Africa, raised in Germany and currently based out of Toronto, the rapper and singer has always seen his music as boundary-less, blending together of the buoyancy of pop with the cleverness of rap and the quirky appeal of indie. Like his globe-trotting roots, WizTheMc’s What About Now cannot be defined into a simple category. Featuring his breakout hit, “For A Minute” (11.5M+ streams on Spotify), What About Now is the recent signee’s label debut and proves that he is a new artist to watch out for in 2021.

YSB Tril Continues Strong 2020 Campaign With New Single ‘Workin’

After commanding buzz from prominent blogs such as Lyrical Lemonade, ElevatorMag, and Future Hype, 19-year-old Clayton, NC rookie YSB Tril (LISTEN TO THE KIDS/Interscope Records) looks to shake the hip-hop landscape once more with his new thunderous single ‘Workin’. Produced by Smoove Beats, YSB’s dashes through the guitar-laden record with his razor-sharp delivery. “I be feeling like a superstar,” he declares himself on the swaggering record.

Sixx:A.M. releases new lyric video for “Belly of the Beast”

SNO BABIES is a gripping and emotive tale that depicts the grim realities of teenage addiction. Kristen and Hannah are best friends – smart, likeable and college-bound – and also addicted to heroin. The pair of seemingly unlikely addicts spiral down a path of destruction, hiding their secret from well-meaning but busy parents behind pink bedrooms and school uniforms. Directed by Bridget Smith and starring Katie Kelly (Game of Silence), Paola Andino (Queen of the South) and Michael Lombardi (Rescue Me), SNO BABIES shows how easy it can be to both miss and hide the signs of addiction. Better Noise Films’ share of profits is being donated to The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) and The Amy Winehouse Foundation.


Dark Matter showcases CamelPhat’s sonic diversity that encompasses dance floor techno and sultry trip hop. Pulling in a host of A-list guest features as well as new and upcoming artists, Dark Matter includes collaborations with the legendary Noel Gallagher, Jake Bugg, Yannis Philipakkis, Maverick Sabre, Lowes as well as tracks with Skream, Eli & Fur, and Will Easton. See full track list below.


“Can’t change, I remember what been through
So when I spit no need for pencils
Traumatized, shit be fucking with my mental
I seen some shit I can’t get into
I’m just tryna be somebody influential
A lot of souls I could vent to
My success is not something coincidental”
-Lil Tjay reflects on “Losses”

Tierra Whack Returns With Stirring Amination ‘Dora’

In the opening lines of Aretha Franklin’s eighteenth studio album Young, Gifted and Black (1972), she sings “To make you laugh I would be the fool for you…I’ll stage a ballet on a tabletop, command performance finger sized.” A quiet and endearing message that proposes much joy, love and creativity can blossom from the humble banality of your kitchen tabletop. It is the spring of 2020 and the young, gifted and Black Philadelphia musician Tierra Whack made a humble proposition to me. Would you like to hear a new song I made? Maybe we could work on a video….


Equally parts heavy-hearted and effervescent, “THE END” centers on Alesso’s immaculate sound design, revealing his undeniable pop sensibilities and gift for crafting addictive beats. The song’s bright textures build a brilliant tension with its narrative — a detailed story of a toxic romance, beautifully captured in Lawrence’s dreamy vocals and gut-punching lyrics (e.g., “Never held my hand so you don’t have to let it go”).

Smif-N-Wessun “Stand Up” prod. by Meeco [Audio Submission]

For his third single, Meeco teamed up with one of the most iconic Hip Hop groups of all time, SMIF-N-WESSUN. The collaboration between the Berlin-based producer and the duo, out of Brownsville/Brooklyn, results in a head-nodding hymn, heavily bumping through the speakers. On “STAND UP” Tek & Steele are trading bars and showcase once again why they belong to the class of rap’s elite. Hip Hop heads will enjoy this banger!

Sithlord: Australian Sci-Fi Thrashers Release Lyric Video From Out Of The Darkness

The band explains how the idea of the video came along: “Since we’re still in lockdown in Melbourne, we contracted Moshriff to create a lyric video of the title track to mark the 1st year anniversary of us unleashing ‘From Out Of The Darkness’ upon the galaxy! Chaulky did an outstanding job on this video! We love this song and we know you will too.”

Grande Royale release “Carry On” single

Grande Royale is back with new material. “Carry On” is the first single from the band’s upcoming fifth studio full length with the same title. The single clearly shows the new direction of the band. A rawer, simpler, and more back to basics approach has been applied to the production. The new songs are catchy, straight forward and reek of garage rock energy. The single “Carry On” will be released digitally this Friday, October 30, on The Sign.

out today: ANGEL RISING (Fra) “Angel Rising” @ Death metal

Angel Rising is a melodic death metal project initiated in 2018 by guitar player Listenangel. He was originally invested in his youtube channel « listenangel » born in 2010 and specialized in guitar shredding, virtuosos guitar solos, tutorials and heavy metal original instrumentals. Thanks to the success of the channel (more than one million views and thousands of subscribers) famous drummer Kevin Talley (who played for Dying Fetus, Suffocation and many more) contacted him and offered his services.


Today, global superstar Vin Diesel returns to the airwaves dropping his second single, ‘Days Are Gone.’ The feel-good dance track, which reminisces on good times past, arrives via Palm Tree Records, a Sony Music joint venture co-founded by Kygo and his manager Myles Shear. ‘Days Are Gone’ was co-written by Vin Diesel, Petey Martin, and Noah McBeth (better known as NoMBe) and produced by Palm Tree Records artist Petey Martin.

Cedric Gervais & Maggie Szabo Release “NEO” in Partnership with BTL

BTL, who recently launched a breakthrough therapy in non invasive body shaping called EMSCULPT NEO, announces its collaboration with Cedric Gervais for the release of the song “NEO.” The song, featuring Maggie Szabo, celebrates the brand’s most recent innovation with an equally exciting tune.


Though ANE BRUN has been kept busy the last few years by the release of multiple of songs and albums, those who follow her more closely will have noticed something unusual about the always productive, ever innovative artist’s work: she’s not released a collection of new original music since 2015’s acclaimed When I’m Free, which took her to the top of the charts both in her native Norway and her adopted homeland of Sweden.

Brooklyn Hotshot MELVONI releases new single “CHROME” from the #MAF Series

A salute to the street life, “CHROME” sees Melvoni at his menacing best, giving an abundance of hustler charm and aggression over the bounce and the bass of this guitar-twang heater. With unique deftness and realness in his storytelling more than evident on this new release, Melvoni validates the ample love from the streets and critical acclaim alike, with PITCHFORK, COMPLEX, HNHH and HIGHSNOBIETY all proclaiming a significant new talent.

AVAILABLE NOW Jennifer Lopez & Maluma “Pa Ti” (English Version)

New Music From Tierra Whack “Dora” Out Now On Interscope Records

In the opening lines of Aretha Franklin’s eighteenth studio album Young, Gifted and Black (1972), she sings “To make you laugh I would be the fool for you…I’ll stage a ballet on a tabletop, command performance finger sized.” A quiet and endearing message that proposes much joy, love and creativity can blossom from the humble banality of your kitchen tabletop. It is the spring of 2020 and the young, gifted and Black Philadelphia musician Tierra Whack made a humble proposition to me. Would you like to hear a new song I made? Maybe we could work on a video….

Moore Kismet Changes the Pace With House-Leaning Single “You Should Run” on Night Mode – October 30

The teenage prodigy has made quite the name for themselves in the post-dubstep scene, with a boundary-breaking take on bass that has frequently pushed the envelope across the future bass, trap and dubstep sounds. On their latest offering, Kismet heads into a more housier space with a spectacular hybrid track that enlists the lush singing of Pauline Herr.

Leeds singer Kelly Kiara drops new single Pretty Girl Style

Today, Leeds singer/songwriter Kelly Kiara drops her new single ‘Pretty Girl Style’ and announces her forthcoming debut mixtape ‘Hopeless Romantic’ which drops in Feb 2021. Produced by multi-platinum record producer ‘Menace’ (Kayne West, Desiigner) and Harry James (DVSN, Stefflon Don, Majid Jordan), ‘Pretty Girl Style’ is a feel-good anthem filled with Kelly’s carefree personality and tinged with nostalgia.