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(Skope) Provoking memories of Benny Blanco, Electro-Pop producer takes us to paradise with new flavourful bop

+ Provoking memories of Benny Blanco, London-based multi-talented producer Theo Bard reveals his second outing ‘Rhythm In The Night’; a meditation to gratitude and feeling present in the moment – with Swedish label Icons Creating Evil Art.

+ Flourishing with a warm-hued melody of swung drums and enthralling colourful strings, the new tropical single is the second to be taken from his highly anticipated debut album Now I Am King.


Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sasha Sloan delights fans by releasing a new version of her celebrated track “Is It Just Me?” feat. Grammy nominated, multi-platinum artist Charlie Puth. After eagle-eyed fans spotted the two artists connecting on social media, Sloan confirmed the news that Puth has joined her on her incredible catchy and poignantly irreverent track that showcases Sloan’s candid and witty observations and brilliantly sharp and relatable lyrics that her fans relish.

TOMBS Streams New Album ‘Under Sullen Skies’ in Full

“‘Under Sullen Skies’ is another step in the new era of the band,” comments mainman Mike Hill. “I can’t express how stoked I am to be working with the new lineup and the band is truly firing on all cylinders.”

BTS’ New Album BE (Deluxe Edition) Arrives Worldwide Today

BTS is returning to unfold another story with the new album BE (Deluxe Edition) at midnight November 20 EST.

This one of a kind record comes in a different format from its precedents and consists of total 8 tracks: lead single “Life Goes On” along with “Fly To My Room”, “Blue & Grey”, “Skit”, “Telepathy”, “Dis-ease”, “Stay” and “Dynamite”.

BTS opens themselves up to express their mixed feelings about this situation—fear and anxiety mingled with the determination to overcome all this. The album contains the band’s emotions and ruminations they had throughout this year, and the story of “us” continuing the existential journey. That is also the reasoning behind the album’s title, BE, that stands for “to be” or “existence” and does not abide by any form.

BTS announce details of new album ‘BE (Deluxe Edition)’

SOLARIS: enjoy fuzz-charged new video “Maledetti/Marnero”!

Italian heavy industrial specialists SOLARIS unleash impressive unearthly new video for the tracks “Maledetti and Marnero”, off their new record ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ – out now via Bronson Recordings.

From noise to heavy psych, SOLARIS juggle with noteworthy influences such as Helmet, Disastroid or The Jesus Lizard. Their tortured melodies produce mechanical and resonant emotions to the listener, definitely absorbed by their sonic invitation. Shot at Bronson Club (Ravenna, Italy) by Claudio Stanghellini during a post lock-down release party, “Maledetti and Marnero” blends live footage, majestic peaceful natural landscapes and crushing big waves. It sounds like a relief, a breath of fresh air and freedom following anxiety and suffering.

Touché Amoré share new video for “Lament”

Last month, Touché Amoré celebrated the release of their critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, Lament, a record tipped by many as one of the finest heavy releases of 2020. Among extensive plaudits, the album saw the band secure a Best New Music at Pitchfork, Album Of The Week at Stereogum, their first Kerrang! cover – and today, the Los Angeles post hardcore band release the stunning video for its title track with The FADER.

Jessi Mac share new single ‘Bedroom Years’

London trio Jessi Mac have shared their new single, ‘Bedroom Years’. The track is the latest to be taken from their newly announced debut EP, Border Lines, out on February 4th.

Blending beautifully emotive vocals with volatile instrumentation and weaving between sparse, intimate guitar lines and crashing climaxes, ‘Bedroom Years’ is an infectious and emotional anthem with its roots equally spread between hook-laden pop and the distorted expressions of grunge.

The Dirty Nil Drop New Single “One More and the Bill”

Today, JUNO ward-winning power trio The Dirty Nil share “One More and the Bill,” the emotional centrepiece of their forthcoming album, Fuck Art, out January 1, 2021 via Dine Alone Records and available for pre-order now.

Speaking on “One More and the Bill,” frontman Luke Bentham says:
Let’s be clear: social media hates you. “One More And The Bill” is an ode to the primitive, casting off the shackles and enjoying life while you’ve got it. This is one of my favourite songs we’ve ever made and we hope you enjoy!

WurlD Releases Latest Single “Bossy”

Nigerian native singer-songwriter Wurld has dropped his latest deluxe album, “Afro Soul.” Wurld’s idiosyncratic take on electronic, afro-house, pop and soul has wowed audiences across the continent and beyond its borders. Included on this album is the first single properly named, “Bossy”, featuring beautifully talented and famed UK-Nigerian DJ Cuppy, and UK based rapper Kida Kuddz.

Pandora LIVE: Brandy & Summer Walker – Sounds of Soul

Pandora announced today that Brandy and Summer Walker will perform for Pandora LIVE Sounds of Soul on December 1st at 9:00 pm ET/ 6:00 pm PT. This is the fourth event in the popular virtual series that features top artists from all genres, including country, rock, R&B and more. Listeners can RSVP for this free event –

Norwegian experimental-pop/Avant-rock, Sturle Dagsland | Shares new single “Harajuku”

Sturle and his brother Sjur put together the record between themselves over the last couple of years, using over 40 different and unique instruments to create this sound – more details on these in the press release, but they include Zimbabwean finger harps, Armenian duduks and Norwegian billy goat horns – whilst exploring an array of different themes such as their mother’s indigenous Sami ancestry and Norse Paganism. The album was recorded across various locations which, to me, help establish some of the album’s themes and sounds – these spots include abandoned industrial estates in Russia, Soviet Navy ships in Eastern Europe, a remote lighthouse in the North Sea and the Norwegian mountaintops.

Pieta Brown and S. Carey Team Up For New Single “Follow You,” Out Now Via Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Pieta Brown has teamed up with Bon Iver’s S. Carey for a new single called “Follow You.” Out now via Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records, “Follow You” finds Pieta picking up where she left off from her revolutionary album Freeway last year, as she confidently veers into the world of indie-pop. It’s the latest peek at new music to come and continues to showcase her experimentation with expanding her musical palette and pushing her sonic boundaries. The accompanying video was filmed in Ireland by director Peadar Gill and features actress/dancer Taylor Graham.

Irish producer, Sal Dulu – Shares new single “B”

Xompulse winds through an array of warm-hued and somewhat nostalgic textures, playing into the album’s themes that assess memory, time, and the liminal world. Sal poses a special ability to fuse his talents with some of US hip-hop’s most noteworthy rising names; Pitchfork/Stereogum-tipped Fly Anakin delivers on “Zumo”, Atlanta-based staHHr lends talents on “Buzzcut” – a collaboration that came about after Sal Dulu foundeer her work on the MF DOOM track “Guinnesses” – and Koncept Jackson provides on new single, “B”.


Girl Eats Sun solidifies Hope Tala as an artist set to do big things in 2021. With her unique blend of R&B and bossa nova, Hope Tala has crafted a sound that already feels recognisable to her and there is plenty more on the way. Speaking Cherries, Hope Tala states:

Viral Flamenco Trio, Malcura Share Their Take on ‘Gerudo Valley’ from Classic Video Game, The Legend of Zelda

Malcura, the Melbourne-based flamenco sensations are to release their new album, Malcura II, on 27th November, a typically thrilling and eclectic journey through sound. Malcura have been performing their exhilarating brand of acoustic fusion since 2013, honing their craft as buskers in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall. Combining the technical ability and passion of Flamenco with Gypsy Jazz, Latin rhythms a Rock ‘n’ Roll mentality and the odd Heavy Metal riff, Malcura have captivated the Australian public with their distinctive sound and now look to introduce the rest of the world to their extraordinary musicianship and imaginative song-writing. Driven by the dynamic and evocative lead-guitar playing of Joshua Voce and backed by the powerful rhythm section of Simon Wood (Drums) and Steven Angell (Rhythm Guitar), with Colin Andrews joining on Bass, Malcura create music for the soul; it’s a feeling as much as it is a sound.

Wild Pink Share New Song & Video “You Can Have It Back”

Today, Wild Pink are sharing another track from their highly-anticipated new album, A Billion Little Lights, out on Royal Mountain Records on February 19th, 2021. “You Can Have It Back”, featuring the delicate harmonies of Ratboys’ Julia Steiner, is a strolling, languid slice of Americana with an irrepressible earworm of a vocal hook, and comes off the back of last month’s “The Shining But Tropical”, which earned the number 1 song of the week honors from Stereogum who described it as “a waking dream into which John Ross whispers grownup lullabies,” and saw plaudits from outlets like Pitchfork, FADER, MTV, NPR, Paste and Uproxx.

New single from rising duo Tropic called “Down”

Brooklyn-based duo Tropic make their return with “Down”. Showcasing their stunning lyricism and sensual vocals, the duo have been carving out their place in the industry since their 2018 debut. With support from many industry tastemakers, they have amassed millions of streams across Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and more.

Alia Lene To Release Christmas Miracle EP On December 11 (Contra Worldwide Recordings)

The EP sees a modern take on Christmas classics like ‘Santa Baby’ and ‘Drummer Boy’: Alia Lene explains “I wanted to give Christmas a little turn-up. That’s where we are in this generation so I wanted to cater to those that not only want to hear great Christmas music, but also want to dance and party. I love loud music and dancing so I wanted to have music that can fit into that scene. I had so much fun in creating the beats for this EP.” She talks more about the inspiration to do a Christmas themed release “I love the holiday season. It’s a time where we spread love and joy and that is something that most of us need right now especially knowing how unexpected 2020 has been.”

Mac Leaphart Offers Wry, Rugged Music City Joke

Nashville-based, South Carolina-born singer-songwriter Mac Leaphart’s upcoming album, Music City Joke, offers his strongest batch of songs to date. The 10-song collection, set for release on Feb. 12, 2021, finds Leaphart at his very best: wry, rugged, and recharged, singing songs that conjure up memories of front porches, honky tonks, heartbreaks, and dive bars. Wide Open Country notes “Blame on the Bottle,” the album’s lead single, “channels the humor and heart of folk heroes like John Prine and Hayes Carll.”

Song Premiere: Mac Leaphart Shuts Down Self-Righteousness on ‘Blame on the Bottle’

Sanya N’Kanta Shares New Video for “The Hard Lesson,”

Today, the Jamaican-born, Charlotte-based musician Sanya N’Kanta has shared a video for his single “The Hard Lesson.” The video is currently streaming via MXDWN who writes “‘The Hard Lesson’ is a bit of a reluctant anthem… the song’s straightforward lyrics hash out the response to losing a friend and letting go of the relationship.” Sanya N’Kanta will release his new EP These Are The Days via Cash Hill Records on February 19th.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Sanya N’Kanta Ruminates on The Difficulty of Letting Go in New Video for “The Hard Lesson”

Sessions Live Announces $75 Million Marketing Fund To Promote Livestream Music Performances

Today, Sessions announces a $75,000,000 marketing fund for musicians to promote and build audiences through its live streaming platform. Co-founded by digital music pioneer and Pandora founder Tim Westergren and serial virtual game entrepreneur Gordon Su, Sessions stands alone as the only platform that is making a direct investment in audience development.