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Brixx & Abigail Asante drop ‘Bad Gyal Bounce’

Radiating ultimate female energy at a time when females are dominating the UK rap scene, the pair spin the track with witty one-liners and hard-hitting flows. A song which is due to be an anthem for the females, Brixx once again emits her infectious vigour and proves herself to be a serious one to watch.

‘Prepare For It’ with BASSICALLY’s new bass loaded single

The next single to be lifted from BASSICALLY’s new album ‘Audio Diaries’ is the intriguingly philosophical ‘Prepare For It’ out today!

Recorded in a make-shift beach studio during the pandemic, ‘Prepare For It’ features thoughtful vox pops making way for flourishing bass loaded beats.

ICYMI: Alt-pop star in the making MELLAH shares new ‘Hitchin’ video w/ Lianne La Havas, Tiña & more

Mellah is excited to share the video for his new single, ‘Hitchin’ which is out now on Columbia.

The surreal new video is a self-directed Merman odyssey, a fish-out-of-water tale featuring cameo appearances from a host of Mellah’s friends and collaborators, including Lianne La Havas, Alaskalaska’s Lucinda Duarte-Holman, Tiña’s Josh Loftin and Barnaby Keen.

Ivan & The Parazol celebrate roots with single Játék

For ten years Budapestian bad IVAN & THE PARAZOL have been carrying the spirit of 70s glam-rock and incorporation of modern psych-rock instrumentation. They now celebrate their roots with fifth studio album “Budai Pop” to be released in 2021.


“Nobody” marks NOTD’s return to dance pop prominence, following their 2019 smash hit “So Close,” featuring Georgia Ku (400 Million global streams) which was the #1 most played song on dance radio in 2019 and earned a nomination for Best Dance Song at the 2020 iHeart Radio Music Awards. The fusion of old school nocturnal pop and future house influences sets this track apart as it opens with a pulsating bass line and swells of neon synths from NOTD that build to a high energy drop driven by the deep vocal hook, “Nobody’s gonna love me like you”. Catello’s darker influence is present throughout and opens the door to a new side of NOTD.

Out now : LEOPARD SKULL ‘s new music video ‘Ghost’

Harm Pauwels, singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist based in Gent, Belgium, hidden under the name of Leopard Skull, comes back with a new music video for “Ghost”. Taken from his first album “Welcome Home” released last year on EXAG Records, Leopard Skull asked director Sébastien Petretti to take advantage of these hard times of confinement.

Camelphat release album Dark Matter and new single Easier

In line with the release, Camelphat have also shared their new single ‘Easier’. The track features rising Lancaster band LOWES and is topped with the powerhouse vocals of frontwoman Evie Plumb. The single looks set to be one of the biggest dance tracks of 2020 with it’s progressive build and melancholic ambiance.

Simeone White shares ‘Goldfinger’ from upcoming The Wedding Present bond compilation

Featuring twenty covers of classic Bond themes and artwork by celebrated artists The Connor Brothers, ‘Not From Where I’m Standing’ will be released on vinyl on 4th December via Leeds label and development organisation Come Play With Me with 100% of profits go to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) who are leading a movement against suicide by offering life-saving services, provoking national conversation, and bringing people together to empower everyone to reject living miserably and stand together against suicide.

Poignant & Honest ‘Man Now’ // ADMT

Born from the harsh reality of growing up without a father figure, ADMT uses his supreme articulation and flawless vocals to deliver this beautifully emotive new track.

Speaking more on track ADMT shares:

“Man Now is about a point in my life where I didn’t know how to grow up. I felt like I didn’t know who to learn off. All the pressures of being a “man” (or needing to become one), I felt like the person who should be there to teach me wasn’t. I was kind of lost as a kid trying to pick up and put back together the pieces of something that wasn’t there to begin with.


“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away” Swedish rock band H.E.A.T have today announced that lead singer Erik Grönwall will be leaving the band, and that his replacement will be original H.E.A.T vocalist Kenny Leckremo. The news comes after the success of the band’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album “H.E.A.T II” which featured the singles – “Dangerous Ground”, “Rock Your Body”, “Rise”, “Come Clean” and “One By One”.

H.E.A.T announce new frontman Kenny Leckremo


Today, Grammy Award-nominated artist Alesso & dark-pop artist/songwriter Charlotte Lawrence share their new single “THE END” via 10:22pm/Astralwerks. The euphoric yet emotionally raw track was co-written by Alesso and Lawrence. “THE END” matches Alesso’s magnetic and masterful production with a poignant vocal performance from Lawrence.

Elton John Unveils Previously Unheard Jazz Version of ‘Come Down In Time’

Recorded on March 20th, 1970 at London’s Trident Studios, “Come Down In Time (Jazz Version)” more than doubles the length of the final version (re-recorded 3 months later with different musicians) that appears on. Without the orchestral arrangements by Paul Buckmaster which colored the album Tumbleweed Connection version, the track ends in the same way as the original with Bernie’s line “while some leave you counting stars in the night” before starting up again as an jazz-influenced instrumental. The track features some astonishing piano and guitar interplay between Elton and Caleb Quaye, supported by the Hookfoot rhythm section of David Glover on bass and Roger Pope on drums. ‘Very nice!’ producer Gus Dudgeon exclaims as the track breaks down, before resuming with yet more freestyle playing.

British rock quartet The Baskervilles release ‘Only Human’, an ode to love and lust under house arrest

“It feels like a lifetime since we last took to the stage, the world slowed down and venues went quiet. Like a lot of bands we’ve had to spend time working out how we keep pushing forward at a time when we can’t get out there physically.” exclaim The Baskervilles, who through times of industry and worldwide uncertainty have continued to connect with their fans, first striking with some much needed musical empowerment in the form of ‘GOT YOUR BACK’ in April, followed by numerous digital creations and live engagements, and now the release of their lock-down conjured single and video ‘ONLY HUMAN’, released 30th October.

Out Now: ADEENA & ORKID ‘Nervous’

“Nervous is a song about reversing the traditional roles that we are born into and tagged throughout our lives, in a fun and playful way. Taking control and by that boosting yourself” – ADEENA & ORKID on their new single “Nervous”.

Bristol-based electronic classical composer ALEXANDRA HAMILTON-AYRES shares moving new single ‘DANCE’

‘Dance’ 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.

In 2017, much like so many of us in 2020, Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres found herself in limbo. Her dad had fallen ill with ARDS, a severe type of respiratory failure, and sepsis. As a result, he was induced into a coma, to arrest the immediate failure of his organs. Alexandra found herself alone in her family home, her dad suspended in a state between life and death in France, surrounded by his possessions and a lot of time to ruminate of the fragility of life.


Grammy-winning artist & producer Knox Fortune has released his highly anticipated sophomore album Stock Child Wonder via Nice Work. The 11-track project features support from indie mainstays from his hometown of Chicago, including Lala Lala, Will Miller of Whitney & Resavoir, Lane Beckstrom of Resavoir, Colin Croom and Jack Dolan of Twin Peaks, Macie Stewart of Ohmme, and Elliot Skinner formerly of Third Story along with Grammy-winning producers Nate Fox and Pomo and Grammy-nominated producers Carter Lang and Pete ‘Scum’ Nebula.

news – Ora Violet ‘Creep Negativo’, 30.10.2020

Creep Negativo is gallows humor in song. Written as a boastful, first person narrative, an imaginary eavesdropping on a phone call, from an inebriated Boris Johnson to Nigel Garage, after the Brexit vote, discussing their populist hero, Donald J Trump.

Ora Violet explain: “With the US elections looming and the press dominated by Trump’s daily scandals and missteps, Creep Negativo was inspired by the insane idea that our world leaders can be pussy grabbing, perma tanned epitomes of evil.”


Matching the grit and gloss of her genre-clashing sound with an outspoken authenticity, OZ is emerging as a hot tip without compromising any of her individuality. Her early tracks have hit countless key playlists at Spotify (3x New Music Friday), Apple (Breaking Pop, Alt Pop), Amazon (Breakthrough UK) and Deezer (Fresh Pop, Brand New UK). They’ve been joined by tastemaker support from Popjustice, The Line of Best Fit and Wonderland, plus initial airplay from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.

Mali-Koa shares “Shoebox” + announces debut album Hunger

The fifth and final single from Hunger, “Shoebox” is a lesson in the art of letting go and shedding what no longer serves you – the climactic pop ballad blends delicate pizzicato strings and melancholic pianos with a driving 80s style pop beat, tugging at the heartstrings each step of the way thanks to Mali’s hauntingly evocative vocal performance and signature poetic lyrics.

Meduza return from global success with hit maker Dermot Kennedy on new single ‘Paradise’

An uplifting and emotional record, ‘Paradise’ pairs Meduza’s unrivalled production ability to create compelling radio compatible dance records whilst still drawing from the rolling energy from the roots of house music, with Kennedy’s instantly recognisable, earnest vocals – a combination that’s destined to infiltrate charts across the globe. It marks Meduza’s second single of the new decade, following on ‘Born To Love’ with UK artist SHELLS, a track that has already racked up 32 million Spotify streams. Meanwhile Kennedy’s most recent single ‘Giants’ currently resides at #2 in the Irish charts and is wrapping on the UK official charts top 10’s door.

GHXST – Watch ‘U R My Night’ video – New EP ‘Dark Days’ out on 16th November

Sonically, it’s an exercise in restraint and volume. GHXST say: “We built the beats to sound like an 808 booming out of a Cadillac window in Bed Stuy,” the Brooklyn neigbourhood where they are normally based. Guitars range from intimate Mazzy Star acoustic tones to dreamy feedback. And through it all, hazy vocals from some nowhere highway. They add “We hope someone blows out a speaker playing this record”.

Desure Releases New Single “Hi/Lo” From ‘Pollen’ EP out Nov 20

“Hi/Lo is a perfect example of what the process in which making this entire record was like,” explains Desure. “It was written on the spot in the studio. Everyone playing a part and throwing around ideas until a fully formed song emerged. We definitely wanted the acoustic guitar harmony part sort of Lindsey Buckingham style. The lyrics paint a picture and draw you into the story. Hope you dig it!”

Route 94 links up with L Devine on new single ‘Sad Songs’

Chart-topping DJ and producer Route 94 has joined forces with future alt-pop icon L Devine on new single ‘Sad Songs’, out on Friday 30th October.

An energetic, emotion-tinged club jam, ‘Sad Songs’ combines L Devine’s pitch-perfect vocals with euphoric piano chords and a rousing bassline. It marks Route 94’s first single release of the new decade.

Sam Eagle shares new single ‘Think Twice’

Today, 21-year old multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Sam Eagle has shared a new single from his much-anticipated forthcoming EP, ‘Something Out Of Nothing’. Featuring vocals from Sam’s close friend and fellow artist JJ, the new single ‘Think Twice’ follows on from his recent videos for ‘Like This’ and Funkenheim’, which saw Sam earn plaudits from the likes of BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X, CLASH, Mahogany, Berlin in Stereo, NPR 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” (11.3M+ 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.The Avett Brothers Share Inspirational New Music Video of Woody Guthrie’s Classic “This Land Is Your Land”

THE NAGGING DOUBTS – Australian post-punks unveil new double single ‘Berlin / Marine’

The Nagging Doubts were still at High School in Sydney when they made their first acclaimed EP, Deug Lane, which was lovingly catapulted into the world via ex-Lemonheads drummer Nic Dalton on his label imprint Half A Cow. A year on and, following an introduction by Dalton, the band found themselves in a studio working on mixes with acclaimed producer Wayne Connolly (The Vines, You Am I, Youth Group) and stepping into a new direction: all darkly simmering, glittery post-punk ambience; and punchy, hook inspired baselines.

NJ Pop Punk Band BOY BLUE Releases New Single/Music Video “Ghost of Saturday Night” (Feat. Jaret Reddick)

Of the new track, lead guitarist, Joe Moretti says, “The song title is taken from a Tom Waits lyric, and the song is kind of an interpretation of what that means. It’s about the almost depressing feeling that you get the day after a party with all of your friends when you wake up hungover and everything is just a mess. You wonder if you’ll ever be able to get that high of happiness from the night before ever again, and that feeling really haunts you for a long while afterwards.”

(Skope) North-London newcomer Greta Jaime serves synth-pop elegance on ‘Act One’

Over the years, Greta has received support from BBC Introducing London ; as well being longlisted for Glastonbury Festival’s ‘Emerging Talent Competition’ alongside respectable names including Cosmo Pyke, Fenne Lily and Jordan Rakei. Her melodious infused bop ‘Internet Love’ quickly surpassed over 50,000 streams, while her TIK Tok videos have accumulated over 1 million views; making Greta a thrilling new talent on the rise.

Uplifting alt-RnB sounds from FRANCOIS

Following on from the release of his highly-praised single ‘Over You’, which landed back in April last year, emerging producer and frontman FRANÇOIS is now back once again to unveil his highly-anticipated new EP ‘BE MINE’.

Abby K Brings Her Love of Power Ballad’s with “I Thought That I Loved You”

Artical – single “You Runaway” ft. Mark Boals from album “Forevermore”.

Artical is a Greek-German based band and is best known for its Progressive/Neoclassical/Melodic Power Metal sound.

Created by Mike Dimareli (Guitar) on September 2002, Artical released its first Full Length Instrumental album two years after, named FANTASY (2004).


In ‘All About Me,’ Tera makes her debut to the dance-pop canon with a carpe diem attitude inspired by Ferris Bueler’s Day Off. The song’s uptempo brings the energy of the dancefloor to the housebound listening experience of the “new normal” with smooth, candypop melody and classic pop beat. The cut represents a positive and confident way of looking at life as a free spirit and motivating yourself to get out there to accomplish what you want.

Karen Bishko Reveal Vibrant Single + Video for “My Name is Karen”

Karen was initially working as a portrait artist when Gary Kemp and Jess Bailey from Spandau Ballet heard several songs she had written nearly 10 years ago. Since then she has been on a musical whirlwind which has garnered her praise from all over the world. Born and currently residing in London after a stay in New York City, Karen has performed in arenas to theaters, with her hands in several different projects. Karen’s musical “Single” was set for a production at The New Wolsey Theatre in the UK in September 2020. It has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Carly Rae Jepsen Releases “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” Today

Crafted with acclaimed songwriters and producers Benjamin Romans, CJ Baran, and James Flannigan, the disco-pop merriment of “It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” was a chance for Jepsen to embrace the good, the bad, and the ugly of her favorite time of the year. “I love the old fashioned movies and the family traditions and the excitement of gifting presents and decorating the tree and and and… my list is endless,” she says. “But each year the pressure to have the perfect Christmas always ends in tears. I call it Christmas versus expectation.”

Honeypot Share Energetic Single “Over the Line,” Out Today!

Frank (aka Honeypot) is both a guitarist and drummer based in Charleston, SC. Heavily influenced by the classic rock bands of the 60s and 70s, Honeypot infuses a long musical history with elements of prog rock, classic rock, and grunge. His songs are socially conscious, politically-minded, and always of the moment.

(Skope) Newcastle-based duo NOPRISM deliver a synth-laden lockdown anthem

NOPRISM is the stage name for Newcastle-based masterminds Andrew Young and Mark Nelson. Channeling electronica-infused pop with hints of modern funk and 80’s new wave; the pair return with their highly anticipated new single ‘Happiness’.

Dani Stevenson Shares Hot New Track “Sugar Honey Ice Tea” feat. Shya L’Amour

Remember Nelly’s hit song “Hot in Herre” from 2002? (Of course you do). The woman singing that breathy, catchy chorus was hip-hop artist Dani Stevenson, and now she’s back with a single of her own called “Sugar Honey Ice Tea ft. Shya L’Amour”! It’s out everywhere this Friday, October 30.

Powerhouse Vocalist Philmon Lee + Lindsey Stirling Release Video For “No Saving Me”

15-year-old artist glaive unveils “touché” + video, debut EP forthcoming

glaive is a vocalist, songwriter and producer based in the mountains of North Carolina who began making music at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, releasing his first song on Soundcloud in April and attracting an audience with tracks like “astrid” and “arsenic” this summer.

NSFW Video: Dead Girls Academy Unveil ‘Addicted To Your Heart’ Music Video

Ahead of their anticipated sophomore album Doves In Glass Houses (out tomorrow), DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY have delivered their second video from the record, the visually arousing and haunting “Addicted To Your Heart.” Viewer discretion is advised.