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SharpTone Records’ newest signees, Pittsburgh’s breakout hardcore/metal band 156/SILENCE, have debuted a new single titled “No Angel” today. The track is found on the band’s forthcoming Deluxe Edition of their critically praised record “Irrational Pull,” that’s set for release on November 27th.

Chicago’s King Von Releases Welcome To O-Block, His Debut Album

Relaying street stories with a painter’s eye for detail and a playwright’s sense of drama, King Von is one of the rap game’s most vital voices. Offering up an unfiltered and breathlessly intense portrait of his come-up, King Von shares Welcome To O-Block, his debut album and origin story. Shaped by his upbringing in his notorious home neighborhood and by his lifelong experiences with the criminal justice system, Von delivers his rhymes with a single-minded energy, laying out the life-or-death stakes of his day-to-day as a rising rap star. The 25-year-old rapper interrogates every corner of his state of mind, revealing the earned confidence and residual paranoia of a man determined to overcome his demons, reach stardom, and provide for his friends and family.

Kate Clover Shares “Channel Zero” Video Via Brooklyn Vegan l Debut EP Out In Early 2021, Produced By Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles)

Today, Kate Clover announces her first offering of 2020, a new mix of “Channel Zero” by Carlos de la Garza (Cherry Glazerr, Bleached, Paramore, Wolf Alice), along with a remastered version of the track’s MKUltra-inspired music video, and an announcement of her upcoming Channel Zero EP, mastered by Doug Schwartz (Blondie). “Channel Zero” received praise from Under The Radar, Louder Than War, and Brooklyn Vegan, the latter of which declaring it “a terrific garage rock nugget with a little late-’70s panache.”

GRAMMY Winning Producer/Artist Scribz Riley Announces Debut EP + Shares Kaash Paige Collab

Hailing from East London, but residing between London and LA, Scribz has worked with artists such as Khalid, H.E.R., J Hus and Cardi B over the last few years, establishing himself as an acclaimed award-winning producer and songwriter, notably achieving two Grammy awards along the way.

Wynonna Releases Heartfelt ‘Recollections’ EP Today, Listen Now

“I feel like I’m right back where I started,” says Wynonna Judd, “like I’m 18 all over again. When I sing these songs, it feels like I’m coming home.”

Indeed, ‘Recollections’ marks both a literal and a figurative homecoming for the GRAMMY-winning icon, who recorded much of the collection while quarantining on her Tennessee farm in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Forced off the road for the first time in years, she found herself reconnecting with her roots as she sang once again for the sheer joy of it, performing a series of loose and lively covers with her husband, former Highway 101 drummer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cactus Moser.

Loco Dice drops fresh EP ‘Ya Free’

Continuing his prolific start to 2020, Loco Dice unveils new three-track EP ‘Ya Free’, out 30th October on Digital + Vinyl via his own En Couleur label.

‘Ya Free’ opens with the squirming beats and rolling grooves of ‘Don’t Run’, a track that’s set to be released as a single on 9th October. Next up is the pulsating drums and understated funk of ‘Nasty Train’ before ‘Ya Free Just Move’ closes things out with an unrelenting acid bassline. It follows last month’s EP ‘The Sentence’ and August’s ‘D-Town Playaz’, Dice’s collaboration with Detroit legend Eddie Fowlkes.


“This song is special to me, not only because it’s my favorite song I made for this album, but also because working with Chris Brown has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid. I remember hearing my first Chris Brown song; I was probably in the sixth grade. He’s the epitome of what it means to be a superstar, which is something I aspire to be. Working in the studio with him was pretty nuts too because I got to see his process and I got to hear how he does the very thing that has inspired me for more than two decades. It’s been extremely awesome to have the privilege to do this song with him and I hope y’all love it.”


Clocking in millions of streams each month, Plastik Funk’s studio output has never been more prolific or in-demand as in 2020. From applauded collaborations with NERVO and Tim Robinson on ‘Dare Me’, over to debut releases on Don Diablo’s Hexagon with Inpetto’s edit of ‘Push It’ and a huge Spinnin’ release with Firebeatz – ‘High Enough’ – that has seen support usher in from the likes of Martin Garrix, David Guetta and Afrojack; there is no stopping the magic.

LOVE GANG: ecstatic psych rockers share new video “Dead Man’s Game”!

Denver, Colorado’s psychedelic rock’n’rollers LOVE GANG unleash their fiery and 60s-inspired video for “Dead Man’s Game”, the title track off their latest album released in the fall of 2019. Fire-driven solos, shredding organ and flute melodies and catchy hooks: enter Love Gang’s ecstatic and psychedelic world immediately!

The video for “Dead Man’s Game” was filmed in Southern Colorado by Javier Armendariz and looks like something out of a western B-movie with all the classic tropes of gunslingers, saloons, whiskey and poker games gone awry. The video was edited by Cristian Vega and harkens back to old Beat-Club videos with plenty of psychedelic imagery flashing behind as the band rips along at full tilt. “Somewhere between Motörhead’s surge, Radio Moscow’s blues, Deep Purple’s winding proto-prog and Tull’s embrace of the woodwind section, you get four minutes of brash heavy gallop, propulsive, catchy and freewheeling in the sense of having a badass van with curtains and magic sunglasses that make them see everything in shades of orange and brown.” says The Obelisk.

Love Gang Premiere “Dead Man’s Game” Video; New Album Coming in 2021

From Vietnam to London Artist Kiey, Releases Electro-Pop Single ‘Piccadilly’ Accompanied with Exciting New Video!

Based in the heart of Vietnam, electro-pop artist Kiey has targeted very different surroundings for his single, Piccadilly. Taking inspiration from the place he spent three years studying, Kiey’s atmospheric, dreamy track is the perfect introduction to an artist whose music transcends culture and will hit home with listeners wherever they are.

AETHER REALM Reveals Cinematic Official Music Video for “The Magician”

This past summer, Napalm Records reissued AETHER REALM’s acclaimed 2017 album, Tarot, featuring the addition of the band’s previously standalone single “The Magician”. Today, the band has revealed a brand new music video for the track – one you’ll have to see to believe! This epic, cinematic dark fantasy adventure features spellbinding VFX, mystic woodland scenery, riffs for days and even a bloody cameo!

EELS’ new album “Earth to Dora” out TODAY via E Works/[PIAS]

Speaking about the new record, E says, “These songs came about just before the pandemic hit and changed everything. I’m hoping they can be, maybe kind of soothing or something. To hear songs dealing with things we are dreaming about getting back to. Or maybe people are dealing with some of the topics right now as well. Just one song was done in the thick of the early pandemic days, ‘Are We Alright Again,’ which is kind of a quarantine daydream I desperately needed to have.”

Morgan Munroe delivers unapologetic new single Who The F@#*

Exploring themes of empowerment, self-worth and female independence, ‘Who The F@#*’ is an unapologetic anthem that combines witty lyricism with Morgan’s undeniable vocal talents. The track is accompanied by a lo-fi, DIY-style official video which sees Morgan confidently holding court in a house party environment. It follows the seductive ‘Mama Taught Me’, with both tracks set to feature on her forthcoming EP ‘Layers 0.5’, out 13th November.

Goo Goo Dolls Release It’s Christmas All Over Today Via Warner Records

Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have officially released It’s Christmas All Over today via Warner Records. Marking the band’s first-ever Christmas album, the project features holiday classics such as the recently released single “Let It Snow”, as well as the two brand new original holiday songs “This Is Christmas” and “You Ain’t Getting Nothin’.”

Ben Hazlewood Unveils Stunning, Emotive Video for “The Way You Do”

The video was brought to life during lockdown by a skeleton crew. The simple-yet-impactful nature of the video mimics the loving relationship Hazlewood sings about when he says, “No one can hold me the way you do, no one can console me the way you do.” The visuals are alluring and expressive, much like Hazlewood himself. Despite not being a single, “The Way You Do” has comparably high streaming numbers for being the last track on his album, Bloodline. The video’s aesthetic is sure to please audiences and lull them into a state of contentment. Always mindful, Hazlewood’s kimono that he wears in the video is an environmentally conscious upcycled unique one of a kind piece by his friend, Angela Duncan (Re.d).


The Teskey Brothers have teamed up with hip hop royalty RJD2 to bring you a remix of their tune ‘So Caught Up’ out now on Glassnote Records. This is the first time the band’s music has had the remix treatment; the collaboration between the Melbourne band and the revered US DJ/producer results in a fusion of hip hop, psych rock & electronica that sees the fan-favourite take on a new life whilst honouring the classic Teskey Brothers’ feel.

THE CULT OF DESTINY Feat. Member of The Carburetors & Chrome Division Release ‘The Armageddon Is Here’ Music Video For First Single From Debut Album

Norway Old School Heavy Metallers, THE CULT OF DESTINY featuring members of The Carburetors and Chrome Division, have released a music video for ‘The Armageddon Is Here’, it’s the first single taken from heir self-titled debut album, which will be out on November 27th, via The Cult Of Destiny Records.

Lauren Aquilina unveils sombre new single ‘Best Friend’

A melancholic acoustic ballad, ‘Swap Places’ pairs Lauren’s emotion-steeped vocals with delicate guitar strings. Fittingly, the track was co-written by one of her real life best friends Caroline Pennell (Trevor Daniel, Selena Gomez) and produced by Marcus Andersson while they were all quarantined together in LA. It marks her second release in as many months, following October’s ‘Swap Places’, with both tracks set to feature on her forthcoming EP.


The Otherside chronicles a transitory period in Cam’s life as she tries to make sense of the world around her while sharing some of her best work yet. Using her magical storytelling to detail her journey to the otherside, she speaks words of comfort that many of us need to hear in these moments.

THE MONO LPS – release “Hell, Save My Soul” today || Watch Video

A tempestuous new single from the Liverpool band, the single is their first release since striking a deal with rising independent label: Fretsore Records.

Bowing down at the altar of 70s rock, The Mono LPs channel the raw power of its greatest demi-gods to create one of their heaviest and most exhilarating tracks to date. As the band say of “Hell, Save My Soul”:

“We wanted to tap into those huge bands from the 70s like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple etc. Those with massive riffs you know instantly and sing along to. We wanted to see if we could blend the guitar and cello playing the same riff to make it as big as possible. The song is a bit of a love note to that rock era.”

Strung Like A Horse Release Debut Studio Album ‘WHOA!’ Produced by Matt Ross-Spang

Today Chattanooga band Strung Like A Horse have released their debut studio album WHOA! via Transoceanic Records. The album was produced by multiple Grammy-winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Brandi Carlile, John Prine) and was recorded at the legendary Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN. The band will be playing a SOLD OUT socially distanced release show tonight at The Signal in Chattanooga.

Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile join forces to create “A Beautiful Noise,” available now

15-time Grammy winner and music icon Alicia Keys teamed up with fellow 5-time Grammy winner and acclaimed singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile to release the empowering new duet “A Beautiful Noise.” The song, a stripped-down, piano-driven track, was written by an all-female team of musicians including Keys and Carlile, along with Ruby Amanfu, Brandy Clark, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry and Hailey Whitters. The lyrics speak to the importance of finding your voice and being unafraid to use it to make beautiful noise and to stand for what’s important: “When you band together it’s a choir of thunder and rain.” The message comes right on time, leading up to next week’s national and local U.S. elections: “I have a voice and I let it speak for the ones who aren’t yet really free.”

Rising Pop Star Brooke Daye Releases Debut EP, “THE NARCISSIST”

Brooke Daye has released THE NARCISSIST, her debut EP as a solo artist. An experienced songwriter, Daye created songs so personal she had to sing them herself. She dives deep into all aspects of heartbreak, exploring the pain through a nuanced and realistic style of writing. This release acts as a window into a dark and vulnerable moment in the artist’s life, a moment that has shaped the very person she is today.

Jacqueline Tucci – My new song, “Home.”

I think that a lot of us experience relationships in our lives that begin as one thing and slowly evolve into something else.

Feelings of anxiety and uncertainty can sometimes come with these types of relationships as they grow; when one or both individuals find themselves feeling emotions that weren’t ‘part of the deal,’ unsure if the other is feeling the same way.

My new song, “Home,” was written at a time when my emotions were all over the place, and I think that energy really drives the song.

Introducing Creams: “the Tbilisi artist straddling the worlds of fashion and music” (I-d)

Says Creams about “RUN,” “RUN is a song dedicated to my home-country, Georgia. It’s a song about the power of love and trust as survival mechanisms. I feel incredibly inspired by my community in Tbilisi — we stand as one, and come together in hard times, facing all adversities that ultimately bring us closer. I loved creating an animated world around this song with Cole Daly and Laura Frías. We brought the magical realism of Georgian folktale and otherworldy undertones that make up our culture. I hope this song inspires others to stand together in the face of challenging times.”

YEИDRY Releases Debut With RCA Records/Sony Music Latin “El Diablo”

YEИDRY offers the following about the making of the song and video “Diablo”: I was in LA when I recorded this song, and during dinner one night I was approached by ‘that guy’ in a flashy sports car who was being aggressive and insisted on paying for my meal. When recording the song, I thought about that feeling, wanted to turn the tables, and be the powerful evil aggressor.” The video was shot in Turin, Italy towards the end of the lockdown where she was quarantining to be close to her mother.

L.A. Edwards Announce New EP feat. The Heartbreakers’ Ron Blair and Steve Ferrone

Nashville-based quartet L.A. Edwards announced today their new EP Blessings From Home, Vol. 1 will release on December 4th via Bitchin’ Music Group/UMG. A collection of rollicking rhythms, robust riffing, and passionately plainspoken lyrics, Blessings From Home, Vol. 1 shares the band’s own life stories through personal experiences, memories, and moments. Today they unveiled their lead single “Trouble,” a slice-of-life viewpoint on a small town in America.