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UK Duo Homecamp — “Did We Return As Something Else” – Out Now

Homecamp is the side project of UK musician Adam Binder, frontman of indie/emo band Dearist (Spartan Records), and his friend, bassist Will Jones. The duo’s debut mini-album “Did We Return As Something Else” was mastered by Bob Cooper (Cult Dreams, Citizen, Self Defense Family) and is out today on Wiretap Records.

The Deathray Davies shares new video for “Talking With Friends”

Following on the heels of the previous single, “Then You Met Me,” The Deathray Davies have shared another taste of Time Well Wasted in the form of “Talking With Friends.” Today, they are excited to share the video for “Talking With Friends,” watch the perfect pairing showcasing time-lapse footage below.

Songwriter/Producer Eric Dash Discusses Industry’s Changing Climate via Broken 8 Records

Eric Dash, born Eric Friedman, grew up writing and recording EPs in Philadelphia and New Jersey, and playing countless shows around the Tri-State area. In 2012, Dash was discovered by notable producer Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer/Black Crowes/Weezer). Dash and Puig worked together for 5 years, releasing singles like “One More Love Song” which reached the Nielsen Top 40 Radio Chart. Dash describes working with Puig as “going to a one-on-one master’s program with a true genius.” As the music landscape changed drastically in that time, streaming Drake hits like Fake Love and Trap was everywhere, Dash felt singer-songwriter music and rock had pretty much been silenced, so he started to produce himself. In addition to self-producing, Dash has been producing up-and-coming artists, including Kaatii, who has been featured on iHeartradio, a CW morning show, and numerous Spotify playlists, as well as helping an artist produce and write the Celine Fashion Show.

Buffalo Rockers HEARTS & HAND GRENADES Roar with Nineteen-Twenties Gangsters in new “The In Crowd” Music Video & Single

“The In Crowd is about a secret club known only to its members, which also happens to be a den of assassins” says lead vocalist/bassist Stephanie Wlosinski. “It explains their ruthless nature and the code that they follow to be a member of this elite club. The strong contrast between the verses and choruses deliver the restraint that the assassins must obey while at the club, versus their true nature while on the hunt for their targets.” Guitarist Mike Bress adds, “the video was filmed in an 8′ x 12′ room that was just wide enough to fit the drum kit so we had some fun squishing in there without hitting each other with our instruments. We also experimented with color vs. the black and white shots, which separated the band from the story scenes. Overall, it delivered the 1920’s feel we were looking for!”

Laura Jinn Shares “I’m Beginning to Think”

Brooklyn-based artist/producer Laura Jinn shares “I’m Beginning to Think,” the fourth and final single off her upcoming EP Sick!, out this Friday. Gritty and chilling, Jinn details the hair-raising red flags of a psychotic partner through the lens of a seemingly-casual conversation with a friend.

COSMONUTS Continue To Take Their ‘Leaps Of Fate’

Following their first album Holidays in Andromeda, Greek psychedelic rock group Cosmonuts have teamed up with Sliptrick Records to release their new concept EP, titled Leaps of Fate. The EP’s concept looks at the power of destiny, as presented in the works of Greek ancient tragedy. Their grooves are multi-dimensional, characterized by sudden stops and obscure twists. The feel is mysterious, theatrical and almost operatic. Through their endeavor to contain sophisticated thoughts within their lyrics, and to embrace musical and semantical elements from Greek and Eastern tradition, the band tells their story with three distinct tracks.

New Music: (RnB/Soul) Lake Stovall’s hypnotising new single “She” is the RnB bop we need(FFO Masego)

“She” is a gorgeous R&B bop which pairs electronic elements with Stovall’s hypnotising falsetto vocals. Previous collaborations with heavyweights such as Ryan Hemsworth and B. Lewis (who he formed duo project, TESSA. with) is a testament to his star quality.

LOW ISLAND – Release A.I. + Animated video for “Don’t Let The Light In”

Following the release of Low Island’s first single in over a year, featured on the FIFA 2021 soundtrack, and supported by Lauren Laverne, Jack Saunders, Phil Taggart, Huw Stephens and NME, the band release a stunning animated music video for Don’t Let The Light In.

Killing Kenny Hooks in Legendary Producer John McLaughlin Following Return to Music Career

Killing Kenny has gone where few fear to tread – some thirty years after giving up on his dreams of being a rock star, he has returned to the studio, determined to make good on his commitment to releasing the music that has lived within him all this time. Documenting his return to music in a series of YouTube videos which have more twists than your average soap opera, he has caught the attention of legendary Scottish producer, John McLaughlin the first results of which can be heard on These Streets, a stunning, Springsteen-esque rock song which you’ll be humming along to for weeks!


Tap Sports, a new global consultancy for the sports industry – born from music industry leaders TaP Music – launches today, Tuesday 17 November, providing athlete management, music and entertainment consultancy for the sports industry.

Founded by 2020 Music Week Manager of the Year Ben Mawson, co-founder of TaP Music (Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Dermot Kennedy and more). TaP Sports will offer services parallel to their successful music management entity, bringing expertise in profile building and positioning, as well as experience in crossing the fields of sport, music and entertainment. The business will be two fold; offering consultancy and creative marketing services for clubs and other sports entities, plus strategic athlete brand and commercial management.

“It’s not the end of the world” – Julia Jonas

Född i Kapstaden, uppvuxen i Stockholm med en belgisk mor och sydafrikansk far. Julia Jonas har växt upp i en smältdegel av olika platser och kulturella referenser att hämta inspiration ifrån. Hennes eteriska melodier och krispiga röst beskrivs ofta som: magiska, uppfriskande råa och ständigt trogna till hennes liv och erfarenheter.

Julias låt Walk With Me uppmärksammades genom en TV-reklamkampanj av Ellos Fashion år 2019. Covers av låten har gjorts av de svenska artisterna Loreen, Sabina Ddumba, Molly Sandén, Molly Hammar och Jennifer Brown.

År 2014 turnerade Julia i Europa med det svenska instrumentella bandet Wintergatan. Inspirerad av bandets egengjorda musikinstrument började Julia samla ihop ett eget ljudbibliotek av egeninspelade ljud – allt ifrån inspelade “trum grooves” på broar till samplade antika instrument från 1500-talet. En viktig del av Julias skapandeprocess har alltid varit att producera sina egna låtar.

WILDSTREET Release STILL LOVE YOU Music Video, Full Single Out Now

US glam rockers WILDSTREET have released a brand new music video for ‘Still Love You’, it’s the full version of their new single which was released in October via Golden Robot Records.

GHXST – ‘Dark Days’ EP out on now – Stream it here

Grunge-noise duo GHXST’s new EP ‘Dark Days’ is out now.

The EP was written and recorded between New York and California and was mixed by long-time collaborator and UK producer James Aparicio (Nick Cave, Grinderman, Spiritualized).


Julius Black’s new track ‘Summer’ is a heart-wrenching second chapter to the story that he commenced with his debut ‘Mirrors’. His existential art pop puts a teenage twist on the reflection of Villagers and the experimental soul of James Blake to create a statement that’s just as powerful. Today, he releases the official video for the new single. Filmed in Christchurch, New Zealand the live video is simple; beautifully shot overlooking the city just before sunset, with just Julius and a guitar.

Cuban rockers Sweet Lizzy Project unleash first Xmas EP 11/20 via The Mavericks label Muno Mundo/Thirty Tigers

In the words of Sweet Lizzy Project frontwoman Lisset Diaz, “My mom always gave me a present for Christmas. We never pretended that some fat guy called Santa Claus had come during the night and left the present under the Christmas tree, for when I was little, my family couldn’t even afford a tree. Although there were no decorations on the streets or lights in public parks, no Christmas songs playing and some of my neighbors in my little town in Havana didn’t even know what Christmas was, my mom always said ‘Feliz Navidad’ on Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) and gave me a new toy, a necklace, a book or something as our little family tradition. It was not until I moved to Nashville that I realized how big and imposing the ritual of Christmas was. It literally was like… ‘And so this is Christmas?!’ The food, the decorations, the symbolism, the music, the family gathering, the wrapping paper… everything was so new, so beautiful and, at times, overwhelming. It was also my first Christmas away from home, so I remember the mix of feelings: the excitement about my future and all the new things I was discovering, and the sadness of being away from home and the people I loved. “

Slow Dance’s Uma releases ‘Black Bees’ with Lucy Lu

Uma and Lucy Lu (Nilufer Yanya, Puma Blue, Matilda Mann) team up once again on the gorgeously cathartic new single ‘Black Bees’ via “the collective at the cutting edge of London’s live music scene” (Dazed), Slow Dance (who collaborated with the likes of Black Midi, Jockstrap, ‘s Sorry, Goat Girl, PVA, Squid and more).

Born in Catalonia to a British mother, trained in Performance Art, and a Thai father, working in a hospice in the slums of Bangkok, the Barcelona-based singer-songwriter’s upbringing of travel and diversity in encounters has inspired chords of empathy; the affinity to those around her bleeds naturally into her music.

Barcelona-based newcomer Uma teams with Lucy Lu for the blissed-out battle “Black Bees”

Lavender Diamond Premiere New Song “In The Middle ” on NPR’s All Songs Considered Podcast From First Album in 8 Years

Today, Lavender Diamond premiered a new song “In The Middle” on NPR’s All Songs Considered Podcast. The song is the fourth track to be taken from Now Is The Time, their first studio album in more than eight years that will be released on December 4, 2020 via Petaluma Records.

Dalizz – “Quiero Estar Contigo”

After sharing her freestyles on social media, Elizabeth L. Ortiz, better known as DALIZZ, is ready to make her indelible mark in Latin music.

The Puerto Rican singer and songwriter made her impressive debut in November, 2019 with her first single “El Candao”, achieving great reception from the press, with exposure and appearances in some of the main national media outlets in the United States and Puerto Rico including Despierta America, Un Nuevo Día, Acceso Total and featured in ‘The Hot List’ of People en Español Magazine (March, 2020 Issue).

Brighton shoegazers HANYA share immersive new effort ‘Monochrome’ | out November 17th

Fast becoming staple figures within the emerging indie landscape, Brighton shoegazers HANYA launch immersive new effort ‘Monochrome’, set for release November 17th.

Presenting their most anthemic offering to date, the quartet’s latest track touches on the influences of US heavyweights Alvvays and Beach House, with its delicate guitars and melting harmonies slotting perfectly into their growing dream pop catalogue, amidst growing plaudits throughout the tastemaker community from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, Dork, Gigwise and The Quietus.

Model Child’s “Cuckoo” Gets A Buzzing Remix From Indie-Pop Artist Claud

Today, Model Child shares a remix of his latest single “Cuckoo” by rising indie-pop artist Claud. The guitar-driven, indie-rock project of Los Angeles songwriter/musician Danny Parker, Model Child’s ripper of a debut album Dropout released last month. A longtime friend and collaborator, Claud is the Brooklyn-based artist who released last year’s breakout track “Wish You Were Gay” and more recently signed to Phoebe Bridgers’ new imprint, Saddest Factory Records. Injecting “Cuckoo” with a kaleidoscopic of bubbling pop elements and distorted, high-speed vocals, Claud delivers a twisted re-imagination of Model Child’s wildly infectious song.