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Deau Eyes Responds to the Greed and Gluttony of American Culture with “Haven’t You Had Quite Enough” Video

Deau Eyes, aka Richmond, VA-based artist Ali Thibodeau, has returned with an evocative new music video and single, “Haven’t You Had Quite Enough.” Arriving ahead of today’s pivotal election, “Haven’t You Had Quite Enough” is a response to the greed and gluttony currently steering American culture. Thibodeau’s haunting twang delivers the chorus: “Don’t you see that man is lying to ya? / Haven’t you had quite enough? / He’s in your mind now don’t you let him fool ya / Haven’t you had quite enough? / What’s distracting you on every screen? / Didn’t look down from the bluff / While we dance around his hands are clean / Haven’t you had quite enough?”

Ghost Woman – Watch/Listen: “The End of a Gun”

Originally inspired by the Wet’suwet’en conflicts in early 2020, the song’s feel leans towards pissed off. Musically and lyrically the song presents itself as simple and straight-forward; blitzed out British 60’s art punk. But we would prefer if it acted as a soundtrack; an accompaniment piece to boiling blood and keeping your local security guards employed.

Video: Soulah Re – Don’t Get It Confused (ft Aslan, Grand Agent & Mad Preacher)

“Don’t get it confused” is an organic, funky hiphop joint and the debut single from one man band, with Soulah Re on all instrumentation.

Featuring 90s rap star Grand Agent who has worked with legends such as Pete Rock and Jill Scott, alongside UK veteran Aslan of Twelve Jewelz and lyricist Mad Preacher. Scratches and Cuts provided by DJ Squiqz

Monsieur Minimal – Easteria album – Out Now

Following the great impression from his last three singles Release Me, Easteria and Tonight (feat. Rosey Blue) now Monsieur Minimal presents his whole new album with the figurative title “Easteria” (coming from the two words: East + Ηysteria).

The sound of Easteria album is influenced by the analogue vintage sound of 70’s based in genres like blues, soul, folk and modern psychedelic music under the unique Pop Aesthete filter of Monsieur Minimal.

Skope / Reeny Smith (NS) Shares Timely New Single, “Love Trumps Money”

“The message of ‘Love Trumps Money’ is simple and direct,” said Reeny Smith (she/her). “Money can’t buy happiness, it can’t bring peace, and it can’t buy love. The world is so consumed with materialistic things, and we’ve lost sight of the things that really matter.”

Emi Jeen – ‘The Other Side – EP’ OUT NOW

I’ve experienced bullying and have let a lot of people control me in the past, which led me to struggle with building self confidence. I wouldn’t argue with anyone and do everything that people said I should do.

Stats (Memphis Industries-signed, guitarist with La Roux/Dua Lipa) | Share New Single, “Come With Me”

Stats dropped their debut LP last year – Other People’s Lives, which found fans in Elton and also Phoebe Waller-Bridge (a huge fan of the project who states that the single “Lose It” is the unofficial soundtrack to Fleabag) – the album found critical acclaim from the NME (making 2019’s Album of the Year list), The Line of Best Fit, BBC 6 Music, Sunday Times, PopMatters, etc. The new LP from Stats delivers on all the gleaming pop and disco-funk promises that Other People’s Lives hinted at – boisterous synths, cosmic aesthetics whilst finding its name in the location it was recorded: Powys, Wales, which is close to where Seed grew up as a child.

MA’s Mike Invo & Cheese Drop Unapologetic Bars With New Video “D.Y.W.”

Mike Invo & Cheese is a rap duo from Everett MA whose hometown plays a big role in their sound and style blending modern and classic Hip Hop together. They are official members of Fresh Baked Music Group and have performed at numerous New England Events including opening for notable acts such as Ghostface Killah, Onyx, and Twiztid. Both are solo artists first but have come together to put it down firmly in this rap game.

R&B artist SAAKB releases his new single “Phases” and the official animated lyrical video

VOCAB is working with SAKKB, a New Jersey-based r&b artist, who recently released his new single and the accompanying animated lyrical video entitled “Phases.” The single is co-written by SAAKB and Mayila, a songwriter for Ty Dolla Sign, Chris Brown & Danileigh, and produced by Jbyss (worked alongside Grammy-award winner Eric Bellinger). “Phases” is about the inevitable ups and downs of a relationship. Mayila’s pen is undeniable, her melodies are infectious, and her vocals are sultry. The groove of the synth bass line will make you put up the stankiest of stank-faces. SAAKB brings the song full circle by adding a melancholic twist.

Coops drops visuals for Crimes Against Creation and shares new merch

In July, North London lyricist Coops released his new album ‘Crimes Against Creation’ via High Focus Records. Today he drops visual for the title track directed by Gary Motion, alongside his official album merchandise.

Seeing himself as a social commentator, Coops continuously draws inspiration from everything around him and is feeling more inspired than ever. Having signed to the label in 2018 he has already released 2 poignant albums and continues to create at rapid speed.

Sad Boys Club return with mammoth new single ’25’

London’s Sad Boys Club have returned with urgent new single ’25’, listen here.

’25’ is start of a new era for the four piece lead by Jacob Wheldon, following summer single ‘Know (part ii) and an acclaimed second EP Four Shades of the Transitional Phase, which was released last autumn. Since their emergence the four-piece have turned heads with their confessional, relatable brand of emotional indie pop, dealing with everything from break ups to addiction via coming of age in the capital.


As Americans head to the polls today to cast their votes for the future of the country, insurgent punk-hardcore protest band BARFBAG as delivered a timely and fearless protest record, “Let’s Stope A War,” that sums up the angst and rage that’s been building for the last 4 years. Available for streaming everywhere now from Stay Gold Records, the turbulent album castigates the Trump administration for atrocities carried out during his term in office.

UK post-punks Yard Act (ex-Menace Beach) share “Peanuts”

Emerging Leeds, UK outfit Yard Act have today shared their new track “Peanuts” – out via their own Zen F.C. label. “Peanuts” welcomes new guitarist Sam Shjipstone to the fold, whose work brings a more progressive slant to the sound of Yard Act: more angular and more melodic in equal measure. Shjipstone’s grandad Ronnie Ronalde (otherwise known as ‘The World’s Most Famous Whistler’) is sampled underneath the second half of “Peanuts” with his touching rendition of “In A Monastery Garden” from 1917. Continuing Yard Act’s use of outlandish characters in their lyricism, “Peanuts” sees the turn of an imaginary husband murdered via a peanut allergy by his wife; the steadfast guitar lines and jutting rhythms propelling frontman James Smith’s striking social observations.

Drink Flamingo Project Releases Tropical Debut Single And Music Video For “Cocktails”

Rising music sensations, Drink Flamingo Project, comprised of longtime friends Craig Moritz and Tyler Whelan have released their debut single and music video, “Cocktails” that was premiered exclusively on The Country Network (TCN). The single sets fans on island time with a one-way ticket to any tropical destination one can dream of. With this release, listeners are transported to scenes of relaxation; chillin’ on the sand with a drink in hand and zero cares to be had. “Cocktails” is well on its way to being among the greatest happy hour tunes and a staple on all feel good playlists. The music video features the duo soaking up the sun in true Floridian fashion and has us all wishing we were ‘wasting away in Margaritaville’! “Cocktails” is available to download and stream on all digital platforms now.

out today: ELITEFITREA (USA) “Lethe” @ Post-Industrial

US group elitefitrea are set with the worldwide release of their debut album Lethe via Sliptrick Records on November 3rd featuring the bands unique take on the alternative, post-industrial rock sound.

Echoing the alternative spirit, Lethe employs destructed synthesizers, filtered guitars, and avant-garde songwriting to create a unique, introspective sound that peers back from the depths of an abyss of its own making. Its moods reflect the life experiences of front-man and creative driver, Bryan Day, the multi-instrumentalist who has led an unusual life, taking him from the Marine Corps to Pacifism and from incarceration to creative freedom.

ELITEFITREA Bring Their Post-Industrial Sound To The Fore With ‘Lethe’

US group elitefitrea are set with the worldwide release of their debut album Lethe via Sliptrick Records on November 3rd featuring the bands unique take on the alternative, post-industrial rock sound.

Alice Ray shares video for new single ‘Lost In The Dark’

Featuring stunning choreography which provides an emotive and touching visual interpretation of the track’s message, the video sees two characters interact as they navigate the complexities of their relationship with each other. An infectious and expressive exploration of how relationships can have a profound effect for a moment before life moves on and starts again, the track has already been met with support from BBC Introducing.

Low Hummer share new single ‘Take Arms’ on Dance To The Radio – Listen Now

Hull quintet Low Hummer have released their new single ‘Take Arms’ on Leeds’ Dance To The Radio records. The follow up to ‘Sometimes I Wish (I Was A Different Person), ‘Take Arms’ is a crushing electronic anthem for the end times, at least as they see it… Layers of driving, pulsing synths and snarling guitars collide to lay the foundation for the band’s brashest, nosiest single yet.

Nothing share new video for “April Ha Ha”

Today, NOTHING have shared a new video for “April Ha Ha,” taken from their latest album The Great Dismal released last Friday. The visual, which speaks to the unending feeling of calamity that is life in 2020, is directed by Domenic Palermo who said about the visual: “Life is a joke and everyone in it is too.“ The song is the fourth to receive a visual from the album following “Famine Asylum,” “Say Less” and “Bernie Sanders.”

Sweet Roger Shares Glorious New Single “Pay Me”

“Pay Me” is the first installment to Sweet Roger’s upcoming follow up record to his debut album, You’ll Always Have Yourself. The track captures the unsettling mood of the times with a defiant performance of raw vocals and growly acoustics driven by a solid rhythm that exultantly powers us forward.

Topic & A7S share official video for ‘Why Do You Lie To Me’ feat. Lil Baby

Exploring themes of love, loss and sensuality, the official music video for ‘Why Do You Lie To Me’ paints the hazy picture of an alcohol-fueled party environment. Directed by Dagi Bee, the clip stars TikTok creators Anna Klinski and Tim Schaecker, alongside appearances from Topic and A7S, who gives a strong vocal performance.

Ellie Bleach channels ABBA in ‘I Thought I Saw You Last Night’

Ellie Bleach returns with heart wrenching new ballad ‘I Thought I Saw You Last Night’, yet another demonstration of her ability to craft 70’s style ballads with a modern-day savagery.

The London based singer-songwriter follows her last Baroque-pop single ‘He Bought Me Nikes’ (dedicated to someone who has “the charisma of a cult leader”) with a 70’s piano drenched ballad.

New Music // AKINE – “Lighthouse”

Akine explains “I wrote “Lighthouse” at a time when I was overwhelmed with insecurities and felt so out of place in my surroundings. I hope that anyone who feels like I did will hear this and remember that they aren’t alone, and there are always ways out of bad situations.”

The Besnard Lakes Share Psychedelic Track “Raindrops”

The new single, “Raindrops,” is a psychedelic flight through the mind while deep in an altered state. Opening lyric, “on the other side of the world,” is used for the first of two songs. In this case, it details the idea of evolution determining the story of the Garden of Eden. Listen for a reference to the death of Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis, as well.

Sublimit & Phadix drop collaborative EP

Sublimit and Phadix have reunited to make their Eloisa Records debut on new EP ‘Together In Sound’, out 3rd November.

A four-track release, ‘Together In Sound’ commences with ‘Soon’ which sees the boys create a rich D&B soundscape, brimming with detail and dancefloor energy. Following suit, the aptly-named ‘We Are Powerful’ is a maelstrom of soaring vocals and rapid-fire breaks. Next up, ‘Had Enough’ channels a similar vibe, albeit with more poignancy and emotion. Closing things out, the immersive, high-energy sounds of ‘Anything’, a finely crafted cut that sets the tone for the rest of the EP.

EXIT KID release blistering new cut ‘Working Stiff’

Documenting the trials and tribulations of life on the road, London’s Exit Kid harness their trademark grunge, Britpop and slacker-pop influences with blistering new cut ‘Working Stiff’, set for release November 3rd.

Marking the third instalment from the band’s forthcoming ‘Garden EP’ out November 27th, ‘Working Stiff’ follows hazy, apocalyptic stomper ‘Hell In A Handcart’ and recent explosive rager ‘Bleary Eyed’, further demonstrating their unparalleled ability to craft bold, crunching anthems around themes and ideals of paramount importance to the duo.

Karen Lee Batten’s “Too Strong”

Karen Lee has a really diverse series of career highlights. Among other things – she started off as a finalist on “Canadian Idol”, she’s a 7-time winner for Female Artist of the Year at the BC Country Music Association Awards, and one of her three albums – 2018’s “Under the Covers in Muscle Shoals” – was recorded at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Orchestral New single from Danish singer Emi Wes

With a voice that balances the fragility of Joss Stone against the sheer tone of Nina Simone, Emi Wes has spent the last couple of years working with Danish Songwriters and experimenting with different genres to perfect her musical craft.

Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli releases single “Cruisin’ Song” Out Now

The multi-talented artist, Raul Pacheco is proud to announce his newest release “Cruisin’ Song” out now with tastemaker imprint Americano Label. Based in Los Angeles, Raul Pacheco is a singer and guitar player with the Grammy Award winning band Ozomatli, a band he has been a member of since the inception of the group.

Today he returns with a collaboration with Camilo Quiñones, “Cruisin’ Song.” He reflects, “it is an homage to the neighborhood I grew up in, Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. Like other songs I’ve written, it’s a slice of my personality and focuses on the unique style and confidence that shaped me while growing up in this neighborhood.” He joined up with drummer and percussionist Camilo Quiñones at his home in Albuquerque, NM. Together they laid down the music, lyrics and production.

Rising Superstar Vwillz Releases 5th Project This Year With Debut Mixtape “Lover Boy”

The “Before The Storm – Night” EP was led with lead singles “Fairy Tale” & “Pray For Me”. Unlike “Before The Storm – Day” EP which showcased Vwillz talent as a hit maker in the Pop genre, “Before The Storm – Night” solidifies himself as an amazing rapper as well. In short, Vwillz is a well-rounded artists that beautifully traverses across defined “genres” as he impressively marries Hip Hop with Pop melodies and influences. The multi-talented artist appears to do effortlessly release potential chart topping songs.

HITHA – We Will Last (Music Video)

“I’m a 15-year-old upcoming POP singer from Bay Area San Francisco with a very strong message to teenagers. Last week I’ve released a new single ‘WE WILL LAST’. My goal is to inspire youth and make them smile when they are having a bad day. My previous single, “Independent” appeared on the TOP 40 Mediabase chart.”

Above Snakes “Never Alone” (Official Visualizer)

Boston, MA based Hard Rock band Above Snakes has released the official visualizer for “Never Alone.”

Balsam Range’s “Grit and Grace” reaches No. 1 on Bluegrass Today chart

“Grit and Grace,” the latest single from award from award-winning quintet Balsam Range, has reached the No. 1 spot on Bluegrass Today’s monthly chart. The song is the band’s second No. 1 on the chart this year, following “Richest Man.”

Written in a surprising collaboration between singer Buddy Melton’s mother, Ann, and the powerhouse team of Milan Miller and Beth Husband, “Grit and Grace” is an emotional meditation on meeting hard times with perseverance and spiritual courage — “one part moxie [and] another part mettle,” as it’s put in the song’s soaring chorus.

Bella Ferraro To Release Intoxicating New Single Believe You

Two months ago Bella Ferraro broke her seven year hiatus with the hypnotic ‘Her’ which re-introduced the Sydney-born, and currently Manchester-based artist to listeners in a confident and experimental new light. Following in its footsteps, the intoxicating ‘Believe You’ proves why she has returned for good. With its high-energy rhythms and aggressively funky baseline, this unexpectedly invigorating sound from Ferraro will undoubtedly grab your attention upon the first listen.


Shimmering indie rock/pop up and comers Curly Blonde have today dropped their latest single Room 309, a sun-soaked track which, despite its blissful exterior, deals with the feeling of being dissatisfied with how life has turned out. The duo have also released a video to accompany the track, perfectly in keeping with Room 309’s exploration of monotony.

YUTO. share debut EP ‘Self-Aware’

Indie-electro duo Yuto. today release their debut EP Self Aware featuring new track ‘Slow’ with Priya Francis.

Made up of four tracks, the brothers have put together a collection of songs showcasing who they are as artists. In relation to the EP name Self Aware, Daylan and Coben found themselves straying away from their personas. “For a long time we were striving to be certain artists and that was hurting us as a project,” says the duo. Being more self aware has lead us to developing our own unique sound,” says Daylan.