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Mannequin rap duo FEMM break their silence as they upgrade to ‘Version 2.0’!

Mannequin rap duo FEMM caught the attention of influencers in the United States, Europe and around the world with their breakout anthem ‘Fxxk Boyz Get Money’. Their debut album ‘Femm-Inisation’ hit the Top 10 in Billboard’s World Albums chart in the US, while in Britain the Huffington Post highlighted FEMM in its ‘6 Acts to Watch in 2016’ list and HMV included the duo in its Best Indie Albums section across the UK.

HAYLEY ROSS – ‘Moving All Around’ – out 9 Nov

Comprising the title-track, plus two previously-unreleased songs, the EP sees Hayley trading her dreamy south-coast trademarks for a darker, rootsier palette of sounds. The collection will be released via Barracuda recordings on 9th November 2020.

Jon Reynolds & The Aches release ‘Imogene’ acoustic live video

Jon Reynolds & The Aches have revealed a beautifully serene acoustic performance video of their new single, ‘Imogene’, taken from the forthcoming debut EP Petrichor out January 22nd.

The acoustic version of ‘Imogene’ retains the liberty and optimism that’s harnessed within the original while adding a touch of tenderness as Jon softly sings of his love and appreciation for his hometown from the comfort of his front porch swing in East Nashville.

STARIFIED: Russian rockers make you lose your mind with “Don Loco” video

Moscow’s power rock trio STARIFIED unleash a fun and whacky video taken from their upcoming new album ‘Fat Hits’, to be released on January 15th, 2021 through Ripple Music. Get ready to lose your minds and feel insanely rock’n’roll with “Don Loco” now!

STARIFIED is a hard-hitting, groove-driven power trio led by drummer and vocalist Vadim Ambartsumian founded in Moscow in 2017. Worshipping at the altar of powerful riffs, stirring melodies and a raw and dirty garage sound, the band claim influences as wide as Jack White, Foo Fighters or Led Zeppelin.

Starified Premiere “Don Loco” Video; Fat Hits Coming Jan. 15

Out 1983, second single and video by LES LONGS ADIEUX

1983, second single for the Italian retro-wave/synth pop band LES LONGS ADIEUX, is out along with a videoclip!

1983 is a mixture of past and futuristic elements, massive synths and electropop parts combined with post-punk oriented guitars and peculiar vocals amongst contemporary pop and opera. The lyrics are a tribute to the 80s, singed in Italian and English too. The track is available for now on Bandcamp and soon will be in every digital platform.

Ruby Duff – “Zoom”

Bob Boilen, NPR – “what struck me about her music was the directness. At times, I felt I was listening to her inner thoughts”

Lullabies, musicals, and operatic acrobatics come together to form Leeds-based newcomer Ruby Duff’s cacophony of alt-pop exuberance. Creating many whimsical worlds of wonder in single songs, Duff transforms her ideas into tracks bursting with pop-up book surprises and wide-eyed theatrical experimentation. Her latest single “Zoom” is a wild, magical journey to say the very least –

Saige – ‘Mama’ (Single)

Making waves with her debut releases, Saige is ready to step into the spotlight. The Irish artist introduced her unique brand of alt-pop earlier this year and has seen national airplay, additions to leading Spotify playlists, and major online praise in the likes of Notion Magazine. Saige describes her sound as baroque-pop, a style that blends the alt-pop she loved as a teen with her musical inspirations today such as Lykke Li and The XX.


ABC and dick clark productions announced today that Oscar® and Emmy® nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer and producer Taraji P. Henson will host the “2020 American Music Awards” (AMAs) live on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, on ABC. In her AMA hosting debut, Henson will take the stage to usher in music’s hottest night of the year, which will feature dynamic performances and moments representing music’s vibrant community.

“The AMAs brings together the music community to celebrate what really drives all artists – the fans,” said Henson. “I’m proud to take the stage as this year’s host – and also a fan – for what promises to be an electrifying night of music.”


Godforbid is Selling Mutiny With New Technicolor Video “More Of Us”

Godforbid (frontman of the band That Handsome Devil and underground emcee veteran of the Alaskan Fishermen) drops a new visual for his howling anthem More Of Us. The video is directed by himself and Jeremy Page and is a juxtapose of Godforbid’s different personality traits. “Its a technicolor billboard selling mutiny like it’s soda pop” says Godforbid. This is the lead video single off his latest solo LP How To Make Your Art Matter. Check out “More Of Us” on youtube now and the album via Dead Silence Records on your preferred digital streaming platform.

Ludic – Our new single TERRIFIED is out now

“Terrified” is like a warm hug accepting the uncertainty of life. Ya, we’re scared too. Not always knowing what to do is okay – we have to persevere, y’know? To become who we truly feel we are meant to instead of who we are told to be.

Scenic Route to Alaska Drop New Album, ‘Time For Yourself’

Time For Yourself, the new album from Scenic Route to Alaska, traverses over a raging river of mixed emotions. From love songs to longing, contemplative angst and heartbreak, the record takes you on an introspective journey without making you question your entire existence…. unless you want to.

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

Speaking more on the project, Raz Olsher, the man behind BASSICALLY said, “Audio Diaries is as much about the apocalyptic state of the world as it is about the small things we get to benefit from in the human and natural community.”

Check Out ABOVE SNAKES Next Chapter With New Single + Animated Visualizer, “Never Alone”

After months of anticipation built upon the success of their debut single “Adrenaline”, Boston, MA active rock band ABOVE SNAKES are back with their new single “Never Alone”, alongside an animated visualizer.

Stream In The Deep” The Latest Track From Nashville Rockers LONELYOUTH

Of the new single, guitarist Josh Dawn says, “In the Deep” brings to mind the sweat and blood covered basement show where you get punched in the face with rhythms and melodies big enough to get an arena airborne. This song rattles your bones and peaks those adrenaline levels. If you have no fear of your blood vessels bursting go ahead and spin it.”

CAT SFX – Releases: ‘Reunite’ on Creation 23 || Watch Video

A riot of pent-up punk fury, ‘Reunite’, Cat SFX lead an assertive charge for social change and call for a new world order with this explosive new track.

“This racist homophobic s**t, your whitewashed bible belt critique, I’m pro-choice, you’re no choice, you plead the 5th, I use my voice…” Cat lashes out on ‘Reunite’; its lyrics a bile-spattered monologue that leave the powers that be with nowhere to hide.


Today, episode seven of Bob Marley’s Legacy documentary series continues with “Freedom Fighter,” a powerful new short featuring insight and interviews from some of the world’s most respected artists, writers, activists, and filmmakers, each offering their own take on Bob’s music, his message, and his unique power at uniting and articulating the long and painful journey from oppression and the struggles his brothers and sisters have endured over the years. From slavery to the Civil Rights Movement to this present day, the episode also explores current social issues from the mass incarceration of African Americans in the United States and the power and importance of modern-day activism and movements such as Black Lives Matter and The People’s Budget Movement. Narrated by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, the episode features interviews with rappers 2 Chainz and LL Cool J, media mogul and filmmaker Yandy Smith, human rights activist Malcolm X, American Civil Rights activist Mary Hooks, best-selling authors Aya de Leon and Jamila T. Davis, and reporter, Dani McClain.

Snowgoons & N.B.S. Speak Truth To Power With New Video “Trapped In America 2”

European top-notch producers Snowgoons and MA’s most consistent rap duo N.B.S. link back up with Trapped In America 2 visuals. The video is directed by Theo Santo Productions and edited by GigoFlow bringing more awareness to these violent times. “We look at these police killings as modern day lynchings” says Flash of N.B.S. This title track is featured on their upcoming collaborative LP available November 6th which is a sequel to the 2015 release Trapped In America. “Times have now gotten worse with more deaths, more division, and more public racism in the United States” says N.B.S.. With hopes to show unity and protection of young black kings and queens around the world, N.B.S. gives a heartfelt in depth look into these issues first hand. Check out the video now on youtube and your preferred digital streaming provider via Goon MuSick.

DEAD BROKE the new album from us, your strange pals, Like A Motorcycle out NOW!

We are stoked to be sharing “Punk Two” from our brand new album, Dead Broke, with you today.

“Punk Two” is a tune about bated breath transactions, seeing the words insufficient funds more than the word approved, and feeling like the debt you’ve incurred is worth more than your actual life.

It’s written from the perspective of someone who has unwittingly burned all their bridges, sucked people dry, no longer has anyone to turn to for help and has no one to blame but themselves.


Worldwide phenomenon, Monsta X, have officially released their 3rd full-length album, Fatal Love, last night. Accompanying this release is the music video for focus track, “Love Killa,” which you can watch here. While still showcasing their signature style, Monsta X has reinterpreted and expanded their musical approach throughout this album. Bringing their talents to the next level, their story, which has been condensed over the past six years, is meant to give you a feeling of thrill as if you’re solving a mystery. While the past albums mainly drew keywords of empathy and consolation, this album is going to show the deadly temptation of a man; along with a thriller movie-esque storyline.

Noah Garner Announces Release of Official Video for Current Single, “Gotta Get To You”

Country music singer / songwriter Noah Garner has announced the release of his official video for his current single, “Gotta Get To You,” which was released earlier this year. The video was created by Garner and Neon Leaf Media in Nashville and the single was produced by Michael Cruz and Buddy Hyatt, recorded at Freeway Sound Studios and Music City Trax and distributed by Mercia Records/Sony Orchard.

Laura Jinn Shares “Memories of Trees” Via Rolling Stone India, Debut EP ‘Sick!’ Out November 20th

Brooklyn-based artist/producer Laura Jinn shares “Memories of Trees,” the third single off her upcoming EP Sick!, out later this fall. Rolling Stone India premiered the track, offering praise on “Memories of Trees” and discussing Jinn’s creativivty, multicultural background, and some writing the EP. “I was thinking wistfully of a really happy and special time in my life, but that time was also quite dark and intense. In many ways it was so happy and special because of that intensity,” Jinn tells Rolling Stone about the track. “Memories of Trees” was written about remembering something fondly with rose-colored glasses, when the reality is often times much worse. It’s a series of lighthearted vignettes about the summer time that, strung together, imply something darker, taking inspiration from nursery rhymes.

Exclusive Stream: Brooklyn Synth-Pop Artist Laura Jinn’s Weird and Wondrous World Unravels on ‘Memories of Trees’

Wolfie returns with ethereal new single ‘Supernatural’

Marking her long-awaited return, South London artist Wolfie now announces her forthcoming EP All Souls, with the release of her infectious lead single ‘Supernatural’, out today.

Pairing electronic production with sparse instrumentation, ‘Supernatural’ sees Wolfie harness a spiritual R&B vibe that allows her delicate vocals to take centre stage. The track will be released on All Souls’ Day, a day in ancient years that was used for prayer and remembrance for all the souls that haven’t ascended to heaven.