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New Single “Jamaica” Jay Burna & Fetty Wap (Feat. Skye)

Jay Burna has just dropped a big vibe called “Jamaica.” Jamaica features heavy hitters Fetty Wap and Skye.

BEYOND THE GREY – New Single—You’ve Got Another Thing Comin

Introducing the new single from Beyond The Grey—”You’ve Got Another Thing Comin” the bands take on the Judas Priest classic

Beyond The Grey are a five piece powerhouse. Hailing from Kansas City, USA they have made a name for themselves by combining the best of their influences such as Judas Priest, Metallica, The Cure, Cheap Trick, Tool, Disturbed, Pantera, Pink Floyd and The Foo Fighters to make their own sound filled with heavy riffs, driving bass, banging drums and melodic vocals.

They have released 2 independent E.P.’s, multiple singles and one full album with PureSteel Publishing, which have been played on countless radio stations all over the world.

LOTAN release new lyric video for “Acta non verba”

Melodic black metal merchants LOTAN released this week a lyric video for the song “Acta non verba”. The video has premiered earlier in the week by heavily trafficked site No Clean Singing and it’s streaming at the official UPRISING! YouTube channel here.

Soul Hop Artist, I.Am.Tru.Starr, Releases Hymn to Black Lives Matter

I.Am.Tru.Starr is to release his new album, Viva on 29th October, a collection of songs which tell the truth about what it means to be black in America in 2020. I.Am.Tru.Starr the real deal – an artist who creates songs which truly encapsulate his feelings, such is the case with his recent single, Something’s Gotta Change, a track which he hopes will hit home with this generation like Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On did in the 1970s. Having already built up millions of streams across Spotify and Apple Music, the single is taken from his forthcoming album, Viva, a collection of tracks that showcase I.Am.Tru.Starr’s own take on soul and hip-hop, tackling issues at the very heart of Black Lives Matter. I.Am.Tru.Starr speaks from experience – having spent five years in a federal prison, he treats his songs as a means of paying back his debt to society – with Something’s Gotta Change, no-one can deny that the emotion and message hits the mark.

TENDER CENTRAL (Ben Howard, A Blaze Of Feather) shares new single ASHES ft. MATTHEW & THE ATLAS. Announces debut album THE GARDEN via HELLO FRIENDLY

Tender Central is the electronic pop project of Devon born, classically trained cellist India Bourne. Today, Tender Central has shared brand new single ‘Ashes’ alongside the announcement of her long-awaited debut album ‘The Garden’, which is set for release on Jan 22nd via Hello Friendly Recordings. Weaving infectious hooks and ornate piano inflections with classical influences, India manages to keep things refreshingly modern. With Tender Central, she lends her delicate ear for musical arrangement to the realm of electronica and folk, resulting in productions that evoke the sounds of her ethereal electronic forebearers Massive Attack, Lamb and Zero 7, and the unmistakable vocal similarities to legends such as Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell.

Tia Carys Shares Brand Video for New Track ‘Reflect in Mirrors’

This new track sees Tia Carys at her most reflective, detailing the complexities that often come with the end of relationships, life events and changes in the midst of your teenage years. The video, directed by Otis Dominique (Jorja Smith, Kojey Radical) is bold, and links strongly back to the message in the song. As Tia says, the track is plainly about “reflecting in the mirror as I step out of my teenage years”, but drummed up so poetically in song, such is Tia Carys’ talent.

Viral TikTok Sensation Alto Key Returns with his Latest Uplifting Anthem ‘Burning Up’

Alternative-Pop singer-songwriter Alto Key makes his return with ‘Burning Up’, November 6th. In the last 12-months, the multi-talented artist has built a dedicated, engaged audience on TikTok, with over 250,000 followers and over 4.5 million likes. His huge social media presence spreads further than just TikTok, with an audience on YouTube and Instagram. Alto Keys uplifting personality has drawn thousands of fans to his socials, where his following grows stronger with every release.

SONIC FLOWER (w/ Church Of Misery members) sign to Heavy Psych Sounds for new album and first LP reissue.

Japan’s psychedelic rockers SONIC FLOWER – with members of Church Of Misery – ink a deal with Italian powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds for the release of their new album ‘Rides Again’ and their self-titled debut reissue, both to be released in January 2021 and available now to preorder. Get a boogie-fueled taster with first single “Super Witch” streaming now!

Sonic Flower to Issue Unreleased Album Rides Again; Premiere “Super Witch”; Self-Titled Being Reissued


Having already received acclaim from the likes of Complex, Wonderland, Notion and more, rising duo Two Another today reveal their stellar new cut, Elevate. Taken from their upcoming body of work Two Sides, Elevate showcases the dreamy vocals and razor-sharp production that has seen this Anglo-Australian duo of long-time friends gain more than one hundred million streams over the past couple of years, despite not lifting the veil into their world as of yet. With Two Sides, that changes. Purveyors of shimmering R&B tackling issues surrounding sexuality, mental health and fatherhood head on, Two Another look set to end 2020 with a flourish.

Beautiful & Pensive ‘I Wonder’ // Ella Grace

Long-distance relationships are always complicated. While battling time zones, expensive travel costs, conflicting schedules and all the usual potential pitfalls you don’t need anything else interfering.


Of the song, front-man Dexter Holland says, “It just seemed like the world could use a nice holiday song right now. We’ve always been huge fans of Darlene Love, so when the idea came up to do a Christmas song, we jumped at the chance to record that one…and tried not to wreck it!”

Additionally, the song will also be pressed on a limited edition, holiday red 7″ vinyl with a custom etching on the B-side of the band’s iconic logo.

The Offspring releases first-ever holiday track

Farrari Yanni | “Keep Smiling” | Official Music Video

HANNAH’S LITTLE SISTER unveil grungy video for ‘Gum’

Ramshackle Liverpool quartet Hannah’s Little Sister share the grungy, helter-skelter video for recent chaotic anti-capitalist call-to-arms ‘Gum’.

With the release of the single they announced debut EP – ‘EP.mp3’ – for November 20th via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Brad Stank), and gained support from Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan and DIY Magazine.

Emi Jeen Drops Debut ‘The Other Side’ EP

Creating music is Emi Jeen’s therapy. The Other Side EP talks about holding emotions inside until they explode (“Holy Water”), wanting to run away and start all over somewhere else (“Runaway”), the toxic relationships we encounter (“Keep Me in the Dark”), the confusion of loving two people at the same time (“No Way Out”) and the fact that she’s done being controlled by others (“Other Side.”)


Long Island’s Magic Dance will return with their new album, “Remnants” on December 4, 2020. This album offers up more of the band’s signature ‘80s influenced sound that they are now known for, but at the same time brings a distinct contemporary edge. Performed with absolute genuine emotion and conviction, it’s hard not to be swept up and carried away in these mesmerizing songs. The power of the melodies and the entrancing sound really stick with the listener throughout the entire album. Fans can get their first taste of the album with the new single and video ‘Restless Nights’.

New Music: Gillian Mapp’s “Orange Bitters” gets flipped

Canadian artist Gillian Mapp follows debut single “Orange Bitters” with a flip by fellow Toronto native Josh Grant. Grant takes the dreamy original, which is just vocals and piano, adding a beat, and some wonky synth melodies, pitching Gillian’s soulful vocal and pitching it.

“Orange Bitters is not only my debut single, but the first song I’ve both written and performed. I created it in my home, while I played the simple melody over and over on the keys. It is one of the most satisfying and whole-hearted tracks I’ve ever worked on” – Gillian Mapp


No topic is too dark for XOV’s anthemic pop from Stockholm, Sweden. The new album is a reflection of the current state of the world – an emotional rollercoaster filled with sonic and poetic contrasts that captures his experiences of the best, and worst in humanity.

TONYB – A soulful R&B explosion, “You Knew What This Was”

His latest single “You Knew What This Was”, is a chill, up-tempo ode to the modern ‘situationship’. Written from the songwriter’s own personal experiences, the track narrates when things get complicated somewhere between a friendship and relationship, but you both willingly dive into it. He explains, “This comes from the particular perspective of: I made my intentions clear, but you ignored them, so you knew what this was.”


The backdrop for Polo G’s NPR Tiny Desk (home) concert is a nod to his deep love for the game of basketball. He and his band perform in Los Angeles Lakers jerseys on an outside court in California, with Polo G repping one of the greatest Lakers, Magic Johnson.

Welsh-Australian songwriter Sonny Winnebago has released a new video for ‘Lemonade’

“The concept was to create something a little nostalgic. I used to make lemonade as a kid growing up in Australia, so including a lemonade stand in the video was a great jumping-off point. I also really love the cinematography of Napoleon Dynamite and Wes Anderson films, so we sprinkled a lot of that throughout. I also wanted it to have a simple, childlike ‘DIY’ feel, similar to 90s/2000s cartoons like Rugrats & Recess.”

Premiere: Sonny Winnebago releases new video for ‘Lemonade’