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Introducing Morning Crush’s New Single “Better Days”

Although adopting the name morning Crush in 2019, Tim began busking on highstreets in 2006 and going to open mics at the age of 14. He’s toured the the UK, Europe and USA, at times sleeping rough and living hand to mouth. He regularly speaks out about toxic masculinity, mental health issues and social unrest. In 2015 he has busked for 24 hours straight to raise money for Syria relief, shortly after the UK government voted to invade Syria, and in 2017 for the mental health charity CALM. He also went on a 2 month tour from lands end to John O’Groats to raise money for Overcoming MS with Morning Crush guitarist, Thom Worth. In the summer of 2015 Tim spent a summer on the south coast of Turkey playing for the locals and tourists.

Psych-Pop artist explores nihilism, restlessness and redemption on new single

Sleep Council aka Richard Allan is a Brighton-based DIY project, with its roots in 60s garage, shoegaze and psychedelia.

With new EP Christian Pleasures lined up with mixing from LA-based, ARIA-nominated producer Callum Barter (Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile) first single ‘Tease’ is ready to drop.


XO Records chart-topping rapper and producer Nav has released a new mixtape Emergency Tsunami via XO Records/Republic Records. The project was entirely produced by longtime collaborator and certified-Platinum “Turks” producer Wheezy and features many of the biggest names in music, including Gunna, Young Thug, Lil Baby, Lil Keed, and Sah Babii.

The Jacques release debut album ‘The Four Five Three’

The Jacques have released their debut album The Four Five Three today (Nov 6th) via Modern Sky.

The album is a remarkable collection of songs, which pulls together fuzzy post-punk, romantic and hazy ballads and exemplary pop fests in what is an emotional rollacoster of a record from The Jacques.

The album has been recorded over two years at Rockfield Studios in Wales, London’s RAK Studios, Montmartre in Paris and Morsecode in Glasgow.

Mae Muller releases new EP ‘no one else, not even you’

Mae has teamed up with a plethora of songwriters and producers to bring her ideas to life for this new collection of songs. The EP encapsulates Mae’s energetic and honest persona, something that has drawn her fans close to her over the past few years, with her frank and relatable lyrics that empower her fans intertwined with contagious pop melodies and production. Featuring previously released singles ‘so annoying’ that saw Mae work with Rick Nowels [Madonna, Lana Del Rey] and Skyler Stonestreet [Ariana Grande, Chainsmokers] and the tongue-in-cheek ‘HFBD’, new additions like the melodic opening track ‘dependent’ sees Mae open up about her personal reservations when it comes to falling in love.


‘The Complete Edition’ will feature Dermot’s latest top 20 single ‘Giants’, as well as live versions of favourites such as his cover of the Joey Bada$$ track ‘Temptation’ and the multi-platinum selling single ‘Outnumbered’; alongside a cover of the Van Morrison classic ‘Days Like This’ and fan favourite ‘The Killer was a Coward’.

Today’s release follows Dermot’s performance of ‘Giants’ live on The Graham Norton Show last week, a track that has already surpassed 70 million streams globally and has been a top 3 radio record across Europe and adds to Dermot’s 1.5 billion+ streams across all DSPs.

Ministry of Sound drop new compilation The Annual 2021

Globally renowned dance music imprint Ministry of Sound have unveiled their latest end-of-year compilation The Annual 2021, out now.

The Annual 2021 combines Ministry of Sound’s chart-topping hits from throughout the year with some of the best emerging talent to have been signed to the label. To celebrate the release, Ministry Of Sound have teamed up with dance music mainstay Pete Tong, who has recorded a mix of the album, available exclusively on Apple Music.

DS Westwood – She tried to run me over with her Bentley…

The song is based on a true story. I was dating this beautiful girl at that time and it was great and then everything went south after a few arguments. And one night I decided that was it i’m done… I left her house in the middle of the night and did not answer any of her calls or texts. A few days later of ghosting her I was about to hop in my car parked on the street. Then she drove by and started swerving towards me with her car. I’m not gonna lie I was scared as hell… Now I think about it and laugh it was a crazy experience. I hope you enjoy my new single and if you can add it to your playlist or share it with your friends that would be greatly appreciated thank you. And yes finally It’s Friday, so have a great weekend and Stay Blessed.


Mere weeks after the reveal of stellar debut offering Who Are You, rising newcomer BEBELUNA today reveals their standout debut EP, Ecdysis. Having gained support from Nylon, Wonderland and CLASH for their enthralling bedroom pop, this body of work looks certain to cement them as an artist to watch as we head towards 2021. Speaking on the release, BEBELUNA states:

The word Ecdysis means the process of shedding old skin. The EP is about the inevitable realisation of change in oneself being eternal. When you’re a late teen, you think you have a realised perception of yourself, but your 20s quickly prove you wrong.

Tomi Agape reveals smooth new single Better, produced by Juls

Today, Alté singer Tomi Agape releases her new single ‘Better’ and announces her forthcoming EP ‘Never Gunna Be The Same’ due out on 11th December via Rah Boy Music. Produced by A-Lister and close friend Juls – who has worked with the likes of Burna Boy, Miraa May & Mr Eazi – ‘Better’ is tinged with Tomi’s smooth vocals, soft strings, and percussion elements throughout.

Yesh debuts “Face 2 Face” video on Nowness Asia

Of the song, producer and Pique Records co-founder Mountain says, “‘Face 2 Face’ was the very first song Yesh and I started working on when meeting in the summer of 2019, and the last song we ended up finishing for her hour 2147 EP nearly a year later. It started as a look in the mirror at the tension we’ve been experiencing in our communities, and how complex of an experience it’s been to process that amidst the flood of modern daily life.”


Today, Birdy reveals her new EP ‘Piano Sketches’ via Atlantic Records. Featuring recently released tracks ‘If This Is it Now’, ‘Island Lights’ and ‘Open Your Heart’ the EP showcases the maturity, honesty and clarity of Birdy’s beautiful vocals. Lyrically, the EP is undoubtedly Birdy’s most heartfelt yet, featuring her stunningly poetic perspective on growing up, moving on from love lost and learning to find independence – paired with Birdy’s own hand drawn and painted artwork. Listen to ‘Piano Sketches’ now –

Lewis Knaggs “Runaway” (Indie-Rock artist)

Taking so confidently to the Indie-Rock sound with previous releases, Lewis returns bolder than ever with another rolling, guitar-driven number in “Runaway”. His raspy trademark vocals light up the production around him, which overall is beautifully interwoven.

Lauren Aquilina unveils sombre new single ‘Best Friend’

Lauren Aquilina returns with new single ‘Best Friend’, out on Friday 30th October.

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.

October Drift release stunning new EP ‘Naked’

Stripping away the immersive wall of distorted guitars and powerful instrumentation prevalent throughout the album, the new EP showcases the band’s diversity as musicians, shining a light on Kiran’s insightful lyricism and evocative vocals, and painting the tracks in a deeply sensitive light.

The EP includes a new take on album track ‘Cinnamon Girl’ as well as featuring ‘Naked’ from the record. It also features brand new songs like lead single ‘Like The Snow We Fall’ and ‘Still’, a stunningly emotive and confessional blend of delicate guitar, soaring vocal harmonies and strings, Naked is a showcase of their varied and virtuosic songwriting abilities.

DARLING BOY – Shares irresistible new single ‘Golden Number’

Directly following his recent release ‘Air Conditioned Gypsy’, its successor finds the alias of actor, writer, and musician Alexander Gold applying his Midas touch for 3 ½ minutes of lustrous harmonies and vintage guitar tones… With a little help from XTC legend Andy Partridge.

Inspired by a tale of fate, changing fortunes and finding yourself at a time when the odds are seemingly stacked against you; ‘Golden Number’ is a song about luck, just when it feels like it’s all running out…

With theatres and gig venues closed, 2020 has been the year from hell for those in the creative arts. And like many creatives Gold found his world suddenly turned upside down.


The original genre-blending “Mood” single feat. Iann Dior just spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and currently sits at #3. Goldn and Iann performed the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, following a debut performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live the week before. “Mood” is currently #1 at Top 40 Radio for the second week in a row and is #2 at Rhythm. With 630M global streams to date, the record has topped the singles charts at #1 in 13 countries, is 2X Platinum in 2 countries, certified-Gold in 5 countries, and also Platinum in Australia.

INTOLERANT: Italian war metal duo premieres “Bastard Humans” video, debut album “Primal Future” out this month

Italian chaos mongers INTOLERANT will release the debut album “Primal Future” on 27th November 2020 via Time To Kill Records.

Video: $NOT – “Who Do I Trust?”

A master of creative cadences and confrontational bars, $NOT knows that he has to be self-reliant to succeed in the rap game. Responding to his paranoia with a fierce determination, $NOT provides a potent election week distraction with “Who Do I Trust?,” his new video. Stomping atop the kind of Spanish guitars that herald a gunfight in a Western movie, $NOT stews over past betrayals, resolving to trust himself and to dole out vengeance against anyone who’d dare cross him: “When I walk, I walk around like I’m a God causin’ hell.” Directed by Unkle Luc, the grainy and colorful video for “Who Do I Trust?” portrays $NOT as an avenging angel, picking up his beretta to enact some street justice with help from a loyal friend. Produced by Donnie Katana, who previously worked with $NOT on his single “Human” ft. Night Lovell, “Who Do I Trust?” is a highlight from Beautiful Havoc, $NOT’s brand new album.


Today, NEIL YOUNG releases his multi-faceted live concert experience Return To Greendale. Much more than a live album and performance film, this presentation of the historic 2003 tour in support of his 25th studio album Greendale, is a definitive edition in terms of a full-blown presentation as rock show with a narrative stage play acted out in real time with over 20 people on stage at certain points during the show. Return To Greendale is powered by themes of environmentalism and corruption, are even more topical today than it was in 2003.


2 Chainz, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award®-winning MC has officially set next Friday, November 13th as the release date of his new sixth studio album via Def Jam Recordings, SO HELP ME GOD. The new album will include “Quarantine Thick” featuring Mulatto, 2 Chainz’ brand new single + video.

Painted Shield Releases New Video for “On The Level” – Self-Titled Debut Arrives November 27

Today, Painted Shield have shared a video for their new single “On The Level.” The track features Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament on bass and Mike McCready on lead guitar. Painted Shield, who consists of Stone Gossard, Mason Jennings, Matt Chamberlain and Brittany Davis, will release their self-titled debut on November 27th via Gossard’s revived Loosegroove Records.

Soulburn Releases New Single And Video For “Shrines Of Apathy”

“It is with great honor we hereby present to you our latest video: “Shrines of Apathy”. Recorded and compiled by the notorious Maurice Swinkels (aka Sephiroth – dark horned ruler from the abyss) It was a great joy collaborating with him on this, and are more then pleased with his craftmanship! “Shrines of Apathy” is the 3rd single we spit out from our upcoming album “NOA’S D’ARK”, which will be happily aborted in the viral magnitude of 2020’s November 13th. This song as well, might just remind you all of the unstilled hunger of our death magnets! The time is NOW, and however you want to fill this in on your behalf, make it count! Mors Vincit Omnia,” states SOULBURN frontman Twan van Geelabout “Shrines of Apathy”.


GRAMMY-nominated producer Murda Beatz and RIAA Platinum Certified artist Shordie Shordie have announced a collaboration album titled Memory Lane set for release in January 2021 via Warner Records. The announcement arrives with the first single from the project “Good Evening” accompanied by the Catch Rec-directed video depicting the duo shooting dice by the beach and cruising down palm tree-lined streets – soaking up the West Coast lifestyle and capturing the laid-back vibe of the song.

waants releases bouncy and hopeful single, “I Won’t Be Sad”…stream it today

waants releases “I Won’t Be Sad” – a bouncy and hopeful piano-driven track that embraces the quirk of autotune and summer sheen tones. Stream it HERE or by clicking the link above.

Beneath the song’s shimmering sonic allure, the track’s lyrics hinge on self-acceptance in the face of uncertainty and in trying to conjure positivity in a vacuum of existential crisis.

The Crew League: Season One Press Release

The games hosted by Faze Clan, Justin Combs, 24kGoldn and more, will be a 10-team 4-on-4 basketball bracket-style tournament featuring the music industry’s hottest young hip hop stars and their Crews. Starring Trippie Redd, Swae Lee, Russ, Jack Harlow, Lil Mosey, Lil Durk, DDG, G Herbo, The Kid LAROI, Lil Keed/YSL and Surprise Guests. Each team will be captained by one artist who will recruit a “crew” consisting of managers, best friends, fellow performers, and more.


Today, Three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix announce their sixth holiday album, We Need A Little Christmas. The 5 previous albums from their holiday collection (which includes 2x platinum selling That’s Christmas To Me) have sold over 12.5 million albums worldwide. We Need A Little Christmas will be released on November 13th via RCA Records.



DJ Zinc is back in bass house territory with new single ‘Lights Out’ in collaboration with Bristolian producer Notion, out on 6th November on Bingo Bass.

With bass being no stranger to these two musical brains, ‘Lights Out’ sees both producers go in on their signature sounds complimented by monotone vocals.

Adding to Zinc’s jump up sound and breakbeat touches, bassmith Notion brings his bass mastery to the track, fully fledging the dark garage influence he is known for.