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Falcon Jane (Darling Recordings-signed, GoldFlakePaint-tipped, RIYL Faye Webster, Fenne Lily) – Shares New Single

The new music – although maintaining some of those charming melodies and shimmering soundscapes that were presented on her GoldFlakePaint and Grey Estates-tipped debut, Feelin’ Freaky – turns towards the darkness for inspiration just as much as it does the light. The new record arrives as a deeply personal and touching collection of music from May, written throughout the opening months of 2019, a year that sadly marked a lot of death in Sara’s immediate family with her losing both her grandmothers, an uncle, and great uncle all within the space of just under twelve months – attending a funeral approximately every two months gave Sara a heartbreaking insight into memory, grief, loss and the fragility of life.

Yore releases new single ‘Open Lights’ with Milan Monk

With a trio releases already out, including ‘Bon Mot’ with Katie Drew, and ‘Hawing’ featuring Dream Wife’s Rakel Mjöll just a couple of weeks ago, Yore releases yet another stellar track, this time with the hotly tipped Milan Monk.

The twinkly almost euphoric ‘Open Lights’ is a collaborative effort between the both of them. Milan Monk’s tranquil vocals paired with acoustic guitar and piano, resulting in uplifting yet desolate bedroom pop, with a distinctive twist.


Today sees Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of share her latest single ‘You’ve Got To Feel’, a punchy and infectious call to arms in collaboration with New York based singer-songwriter, Amber Mark. Alongside the track, Empress Of is announcing the launch of her own record label Major Arcana. The track premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 last night and is available to buy/stream via all DSPs along with a lyric video you can watch here.

Generation, Liverpool’s ‘Brothers Sin’ are drinking ‘Suicidal Champagne’

Fearless and pheromone-filled, Liverpool’s ‘brothers sin’, James and Dean Carne, re-enter the night as lippy punk pair, Generation and set a course for the deepest corners of ego, desire and mania with glitter and blood single, Suicidal Champagne. Brazenly dropped without warning, the single finds the pair in their finest snake-hipped, glitter-lidded, lip-curling form, waking up the morning after to find their conscience awake before them.

Storm Force Releases Music Video for Breathe Featuring Serena Pryne

Storm Force releases the music video for Breathe, featuring Serena Pryne. The video was world premiered on Bravewords.com and is now available for everyone to watch on the Storm Force YouTube channel.

Nia Wyn teams up with R.A.E for new single ‘Muzzle’

Having recently featured in the FIFA 21 soundtrack, ‘Muzzle’ is a welcome return for Nia as she continues to make waves with her distinct vocal and powerful storytelling ability. With her soul-infused sound taking influences from R&B, jazz and hip-hop with a raw twist, Nia’s collaboration with R.A.E – the winner of Glastonbury’s 2020 Emerging Talent Competition – details her struggles with vocalising personal frustrations yet worrying she’s shared too much.

Icona Pop and SOFI TUKKER unveil official music video for ‘Spa’

“If we had to be stuck in a room with four other people, it would be Aino, Caroline, Jordan Firstman, and Mia Khalifa,” SOFI TUKKER (née Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) reveal. “That is also the group of people we’d want to be at a Spa with. That is also the group of people in the Spa video, and we couldn’t be happier about it. It is totally ridiculous and over the top, like the song – on steroids. And it makes us smile every time we watch it. We hope it makes other people smile too — and maybe indulge in some self-care while they’re at it.”

Butterfly Ali delivers the groove-filled new single ‘Pray For ‘Em’ with a powerful message, out today

Produced by the renowned Sam Barsh (Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Anderson .Paak, Aloe Blacc), ‘Pray For ‘Em’ sees the artist continue his fresh and breezy aesthetic on this bright and powerful new release. With its stunning new video directed by Austin Hughes and channelling more of those classic funk and soul-enriched vibes, his newest gem is intended as a symbol of peace and tranquility in his own non-racial paradise.

Sting to Release New Album ‘Duets’ on November 27

From the melismatic longing of “Desert Rose” with Rai music singer Cheb Mami and sultry groove of “It’s Probably Me” with Eric Clapton to the uplifting 44/876 with Shaggy, which yielded his most recent and 17th GRAMMY award, Sting’s collaborations have become nothing short of cornerstones in the canon of popular music. To celebrate some of these joint-works, he has compiled a special collection to include some of his most beloved duets with collaborators such as Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Charles Aznavour, Mylène Farmer, Shaggy, Melody Gardot, Gashi and more. The Duets album will also include the brand new, never-before-released song, “September” with Italian icon Zucchero, produced by Sting himself and mixed by 4-time Grammy Award winner Robert Orton.

Actress and Singer at Just Aged Ten! Antonia Grace, Release New Pop Single ‘Tick Tock and Bonbons’

Antonia Grace is an actress and singer who continues to wow audiences of all ages – all the more remarkable as she is still only ten years old! Her single My Little Ten, saw Antonia’s track receiving radio play and online coverage around the world but like all stars, she is not resting on her laurels – she not only performs her new track, Tick Tock and Bonbons but also wrote the lyrics! Tick Tock and Bonbons sees Antonia adding in some some French wording into the lyrics, a nod to her native language. Looking ahead to teenage years, it sees Antonia looking at the daily life of a teenager in our modern world in a light-hearted way.

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Holly Humberstone Releases Performance Of New Single ‘Vanilla (Stairwell Version)’

Holly Humberstone has proven herself a transcendent talent in the span of just a few months. From being chosen as Apple’s Up Next Artist following in the footsteps of Billie Eilish and BENEE, to performing on Jimmy Kimmel! Live and selling out three headline shows at Omeara in London, today the breakout singer-songwriter releases a stunning performance of her new single ‘Vanilla (Stairwell Version)’. Lifted from her critically acclaimed debut EP Falling Asleep At The Wheel, ‘Vanilla (Stairwell Version)’ is performed in the isolated stairwell of the withering countryside house she grew up in, which has been at the heart of Holly’s entire creative journey.

Lavender Diamond Release New Song “In The Garden”

Today, Lavender Diamond released a new song “In The Garden,” featuring Bright Eyes’ Nathaniel Walcott on trumpet. The song is the third track to be taken from Now Is The Time, their first studio album in more than eight years. Now Is The Time will be released on December 4, 2020 via Petaluma Records.

Album: Kosha Dillz – Nobody Cares Except You

Kosha Dillz’ 2020 album has been in creation since 2018. The 14 song album is produced in majority by Sam Barsh and 16-year-old Snowball Beats, but also includes 3 songs with #1 hitmaker Jeremiah Raisen aka Sad Pony, and a guest track from Kool Kojak. The ironic title was based on his self-realization that being self-seeking will never fulfill him entirely. Dillz’ album clashes with the struggle of Nobody Cares vs. Nobody Cares Except You; a concept that can only be achieved with time, and something he has been exploring with the hope of developing a better relationship with his fans. Originally scheduled to be released in April on tour with RDGLDGRN and Little Stranger, COVID19 caused a huge burden in his plans including the canceling of a 28 city tour and multiple festival appearances.

James Arthur’s “Train Wreck” Gathers Steam Via TikTok — New Acoustic Video Of Track Released Today

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter James Arthur today releases a brand-new acoustic video of his emotionally charged song “Train Wreck.” “Train Wreck” was written and recorded for his debut No.1 album Back From The Edge, but has recently found a new lease of life via TikTok. The track has been trending on TikTok for weeks, following many users falling in love with the song and uploading videos featuring it.


Having recently connected with Clairo on a gorgeous rework of The Strokes track I’ll Try Anything Once, South East London band SCORS return with stunning new cut, Under The Sea. Showcasing the murky vocals of frontman Jake Passmore over an evolving soundscape, the track develops from a serene left-soul cut indie a raucous guitar-led jam.

CAVO Releases Their Single/Video “MUSCLE MEMORY”

“Muscle Memory” without question shows Cavo has learned and implemented their own defining direction and are standing strong in the realm of hard rock.

Jase4Real – Due Better

“If you haven’t heard it yet, my new single “Due Better” is not like any other record I’ve released. This one is a bit personal as it reflects on everything that I have been through. I hope that the words can reach and touch those who feel lost and who seek guidance the same way it motivated me to become a better version of myself for the sake of everyone I love… “Due Better” we owe it to ourselves.”

Myd Taps Mac DeMarco for Groovy New Single: Moving Men

Myd and Mac DeMarco are an unlikely pairing, coming from opposite sides of the world and opposite sides of the musical spectrum. But the two have long admired each other’s music & they eventually met backstage at one of Mac’s Paris shows several years back, introduced by mutual friends Gaspard Augé (of Justice) & Ed Banger label head, Busy P.


Today, The Flaming Lips return with a celebratory video for their nostalgic, reflective single “Assassins of Youth” taken from their September psych-pop masterwork American Head. Directed by Wayne Coyne, the clip was filmed at a recent socially distanced performance the band gave in Oklahoma City where both band and crowd members were encased in plastic bubbles. The event itself has since gone viral attracting headlines around the world and extensively reported on CNN, NPR, NME, Noisey-Vice, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Variety, Uproxx, The Today Show, Marc Maron WTF, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, TMZ and more. Click here to view and share “Assassins of Youth.”

DRACONIAN Unveils Official Music Video for New Single “Sleepwalkers”

With today’s release of their fifth single, “Sleepwalkers”, legendary Swedish doom/gothic metal masters DRACONIAN mark the apex cut from their upcoming studio album, Under A Godless Veil, out this Friday October 30, 2020 via Napalm Records.

Along with an atmospheric conceptualized music video that epitomizes the essence of the five-piece in the most beautiful manner, Sweden’s DRACONIAN lure the sleepwalkers and insomniacs of this world into their fragile soundscapes: Made of atmospheric gothic doom, contrasting darkness and light, heaviness and weightlessness as well as soft intermezzos with smashing screams, “Sleepwalkers” embodies another highlight of the breathtaking, seventh full-length.

Breakout artist Hope Waidley releases new single “Stars” 

Today, breakout artist Hope Waidley releases her new single, “Stars”. The radiant singer/songwriter delivers a dreamy single that will transport you to a golden hour-hued fantasy. Her unique, raspy and soulful vocals shine through on “Stars”, as well as her heartfelt lyrics that are sure to resonate with listeners. “Stars” was inspired by a dream Hope had and the song has a genuine nature that evokes the feelings of warmth and happiness. The single provides listeners with a summery escape as fall begins. The release of “Stars” displays Hope’s musical rarity and there is certainly more to come from this star on the rise.