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The Rough Go Reveal Folk-Laced Single “Salvage”

The Rough Go, is the one-man eclectic, eccentric rock project of Jimmy Ruffian; born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and living in Toronto. With heavy punk influences, but also glam, classic rock, folk, and electronic in the mix, The Rough Go creates songs of political rage, mental anguish, and overcoming the obstacles.

Brooklyn-based Middle Part – “Busy”

Brooklyn-based indie pop artist Middle Part creates synth-laden music in the hopes of making you feel something. Composed with honesty and sincerity, his music takes inspiration from both 90’s and early Millenium alternative bands. Middle Part was born when singer Andrew Selkōw moved to the deepest parts of Northern Alaska to find himself, after experiencing a major meltdown. Living in a shipping container in the isolated vastness of the Alaskan wilderness, Selkōw ignited his love for literature and music, with the musician sharing, “Art is important, no matter how you decide to approach it. There’s no age or formula so just create. It’s the most healing form of therapy I’ve ever experienced.”

Sydney songwriter DOMINIC BREEN returns with rollicking new single ‘LOVELOST’

Since 2018, Sydney based songwriter and performer Dominic Breen has been captivating audiences, industry and fellow artists alike. His two acclaimed EPs introduced listeners to Breen’s distinctive musical world; as well as his rare gift for highly personal, observational lyrics that evoke a vivid sense of place and time.

Emi Wes delivery stunning new EP with new single Where’s My Money

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.


Debuting at #3 on both Billboard’s Top 200 Charts and Spotify’s Top Global Albums with over 150 million Spotify streams since it’s release, LAROI is proving to be a steady contender. In the 5-minute clip, The Kid LAROI traces his earliest ambitions and the journey he’s taken to get to the point he is right now with appearances from Grade A’s Lil Bibby, Peter Jideonwo & late mentor Juice WRLD.

Emuell Tedford – New Single “Happy Times”

Emuell Tedford, the composer, music director and pianist from Detroit, MI., is back with the follow-up to his “Incredible Girl” single with, “Happy Times” on November 27, 2020. It’s from his forthcoming album Keynotes of Emuell.

Tedford says, “The inspiration for “Happy Times” derived from a family reunion. After missing so many due to working, I had an opportunity to attend one and it was absolutely great. We had so much fun. Once I left the reunion and in later days of reminiscing, the melody came to me and the title came as well. The highlights from the reunion was seeing 4 generations as well as being able to talk to my Grandfather and receive knowledge and wisdom like none other.” Tedford continues, “Now that the Corona virus has destroyed so many lives, America is in need for some “Happy Times”.

DEINE LAKAIEN release lyric video ‘Because the Night’

DEINE LAKAIEN have launched a lyric video for their stunning rendering of the Patti Smith/Bruce Spingsteen classic ‘Because the Night’ that has been released previously as the first single from their forthcoming double album, tellingly entitled “Dual”, which is slated for release on April 16, 2021. Details of the full-length are provided below.

Jace Mek Injects His Enigmatic House Style Into First Solo Single on IN / ROTATION with “Groovinator 5000” – OUT NOW

The L.A.-based artist has made a name for himself in the house music world, with an eccentric style that uses his many years as a masterclass percussionist to the greatest effect. His discog includes wonky tracks for a slew of respected imprints ranging from Mad Decent, Confession, Night Bass, Country Club Disco and more. He’s appeared on IN/RO in the the past, with collabs alongside Astronomar and Wongo, but his new club concoction makes for a well-deserved debut.

SkopeMag: Bruse Wane Feat Fam-Illy “Still Got Love”

Bruse Wane’ releases “Still Got Love” featuring Wane Enterprises artist Fam-illy. The track appears on Wane’s upcoming project “Out The Vault No Track Left Behind”, slated for release early 2021. According to Wane the project will strictly consist of unreleased music from the Wane Enterprises vault recorded early in his career. Fam- Illy’s still untitled mixtape will also be released early next year. The vocals on “Still Got Love” finds Bruse Wane and Fam-Illy chronicling Hip Hop’s journey as they see it. From the hood to the big time, and they still have love for Her. The Song can be downloaded Here

The Last Morrell drops captivating debut EP ‘Sarcasm’

Raised in a small Yorkshire town, emerging artist The Last Morrell has already performed alongside BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Odell and exciting jazz four-piece Ezra Collective, as well as two sold out headline shows, the last at Notting Hill Arts Club, and an intimate set at BBC Introducing Live last year. He also performs as a session musician, joining the likes of Maisie Peters, Lolo Zouai, VC Pines and prodigal talent Caitlyn Scarlett.

THE DEARS – Unveil new single & video “Christmas Love”

Montreal husband & wife duo The Dears will help spread some joy this holiday season, in an otherwise difficult year, with a new 7″ single featuring their original “Christmas Love” b/w a cover of the classic, “O Little Town Of Bethlehem.” Available now on all digital platforms & 7″ vinyl via Dangerbird Records –

FAST FOOD > Cherryade tackle fast food culture, social media & politics on new single

London alt pop duo Cherryade have unveiled their new single ‘Fast Food’, tackling consumerism, social media and politics over gritty electronic production. Adding a punk twist on their usual tongue-in-cheek sound, the song draws inspiration from artists such as X-Ray Spex, Sleigh Bells and Peaches. Taken from their upcoming self-produced lockdown mixtape, the project explores an array of emotions and themes faced during isolation, ranging from loneliness and sex, to Trump and social media.

Until I Wake “Foundations” Music Video

BARLEY PASSABLE: Aussie duo step up to the dancefloor with new single ‘Step Inside’

Gleaming with an irresistible Nile Rogers-inspired funkiness and a Parcels-esque panache, the latest track from this fast ascending Australian duo sees them step-up their game and make strides towards the floor-filling anthems of their idols. It is the first single from their debut EP, expected early-on in 2021.

A song essentially about self-realisation, ‘Step Inside’ is about learning from your experiences, especially the negative ones, and using the knowledge to grow and progress as a human being. After all, that which doesn’t kill us…

Italian rockers Piqued Jacks have released new single + video ‘Every Day Special’

Taken from their new album Synchronizer (due March 2021) is produced by Julian Emery (Nothing But Thieves), Brett Shaw (Foals, Florence + The Machine) and Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow)


Step forward comedian, scourge of Hugo Boss, and Litany mega fan Joe Lycett. His perky, pink and provocative video for the track represents his directorial debut, and features some of the duo’s famous friends, including ‘The Duchess’ creator Katherine Ryan, musician Billie Marten and comedy queen Vinegar Strokes (‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’). They’re adorned with fantastically fabulous knitwear crafted by Ruby Kirby, as the video’s rapid-fire edits pops with personality.

MYSTIC PEACH return with eerie new single WANNA BE MY DADDY?

It follows on from debut track Across The Pond and second single The Eye And The Twitch which saw support roll in from the likes of Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, Amy Lamé and Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music, John Kennedy on Radio X, DIY, So Young Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit.

WEDGE: new song “Across The Water” available for streaming!

“Although new album ‘Like No Tomorrow’ is packed with straight-forward rock songs like our first single “Computer”, there are also a few somewhat mellower tunes with a psychedelic touch. “Across The Water” is one of them. An electric piano played through a rotating Leslie cabinet, harmonized vocals, tremolo and fuzzy tape-delayed backwards guitars are building the dreamy soundscape of this song.” says the band. “Originally dealing with the European Refugee Crisis, “Across The Water” tells the story of people crossing over to Europe on a boat, in a naive way a father would talk to his child, preparing it for a rough journey. In a broader, more metaphorical sense, it is the description of a trip or a daydream, which outlines the feeling of leaving things behind, crossing one’s personal borders and looking towards new horizons.”


The upcoming album, Dream Nation, is marked by a sense of urgent intensity. Nini Fabi & Benny Gebert wrote the songs over a period of only about a month and then recorded most of the album with their touring band during a week-long live recording session in New Orleans. They then put the finishing touches on the album in Los Angeles where they collaborated with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste on the album’s first single “For the Sky”.

Malibu transforms Tohji’s “Oreo”

Malibu, the underground ambient darling and PAN, UNO NYC affiliate, makes a rare appearance to transform Tohji’s “Oreo” from super-charged electrorap to blissed out, meditate state.

Malibu’s transcendent reinterpretation drills into the sugar sweet core of “Oreo,” revealing an enveloping lushness. This is ambience maxmized, following Tohji’s own recent experimental soundscapes in this vein, such as his remix of “on my own way” and “White Dolphins.”

New EDM Release “Roentgen” from Sonic Radiation

Sonic Radiation, also known as Todd Last, is a solo artist who creates exciting electronic dance music that is both modern and experimental. Sonic Radiation’s newest song “Roentgen” has recently become available worldwide.

Watch Rising Artist Layla Kardan Cinematic Video For ‘No Place’

Interviewed by Girls Are Awesome, the multi-hyphenate artist talks about the emerging Dubai music and fashion scene she is part of, her upcoming EP ‘Abscission’, set for release on 26th February 2021and her work with Unicef.

Premiere: Watch Layla Kardan’s New Video for Recent Single “No Place”

She’s Got Spies shares new video ‘All Outta Tears’ filmed in Moscow

She’s Got Spies releases her new album ‘Isle of Dogs’ on the 6th of November. It’s preceded by the single ‘Super Sniffer Dogs’ on the 23rd of October.

She’s Got Spies’ second album ‘Isle of Dogs’ refers to an area of London, Laura Nunez’s hometown, as well as the state of turmoil of the island of Britain. The follow up album to her debut Welsh language album ‘Wedi’, ‘Isle of Dogs’ features songs written over the last decade. She’s Got Spies is the project of Laura Nunez and her cast of collaborators. She spends her time between Cardiff and London, she’s multilingual and can sing in Welsh, English and Russian.

Elijah Wolf Releases “At Times / At Night”

Today, the Brooklyn-based artist Elijah Wolf released a new single “At Times / At Night,” the third track to be taken from his forthcoming album Brighter Lighting out February 26 via Trash Casual Records. The track features contributions from Photay, Josh Jaeger (drummer for Angel Olsen & Fleet Foxes) and Sam Cohen, who produced the album. A limited edition vinyl pressing is now available for pre-order via Rough Trade record stores.

gorgeous // Florence Arman – “Home”

For Florence Arman home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling she carries and holds close wherever she ends up. On her third single titled “Home” she delivers a cathartic message to herself and it’s one that continues to heal wounds, old and new.

ATL Mainstay Yung Mal Has No Cap in His Raps

Using his rapidfire patter to pack his rhymes with as many flexes as possible, Yung Mal isn’t afraid to let us know how large he lives. Taking aim at those who falsely claim to share his lavish lifestyle, Yung Mal shares “All Cap,” his new video single. Annihilating a downtempo Gudda Tay production with his soft-spoken bars, Mal doesn’t hold back when listing his strengths (“money so long it’s everlasting,” an expensive lawyer, designer threads) and his rivals’ shortcomings (they claim they have those things, but they’re all cap). In the video, a designer-clad Mal mobs with his Zone 6 associates, complimented by director JuddyRemixDem’s stuttering visual effects.

PLANTS AND ANIMALS – Share new video for album title-track ‘The Jungle’

Today, Plants and Animals are releasing a new music video for the title song “The Jungle,” off their critically acclaimed fifth studio album out now on Secret City Records.

The band shares the story behind the song:

“This song grew out of the ashes of one that we had recorded for the previous record but didn’t ultimately make the cut. Nic, who had sparked the song in the first place way back when, wanted to try to salvage some of the parts and give it another shot—the chord changes and the “yeah yeah yeahs” at least, which were inspired by Jorge Ben and the band’s eternal love for Brazilian music.”

Young Turks co-founder ATTAWALPA releases spellbinding new single “Killer”

London based artist Attawalpa today releases a new single and video, “Killer” – the second track to be lifted from his upcoming ‘Patterns’ EP due for release in 2021.

Written with the intention of portraying Human nature and Mother nature being two characters in a turbulent relationship, “Killer” moves with the nostalgic lilt of the likes of Lee Hazlewood and The Velvet Underground – with a suitably trippy visual to boot created and directed by George Moore.

Pierce with Arrow (Troy Pierce & Natalia Escobar) announce ‘Shatter’ LP

The collaborative debut of American minimal techno pioneer Troy Pierce and Colombian audiovisual artist Natalia Escobar aka Poison Arrow was conceived in reverse: first they created a collection of shadowy surrealist videos, then wrote music inspired by them. This inverted process proved remarkably fruitful. Shatter is a simmering, slow-burn noir odyssey inspired by the Greek myth of Echo and Narcissus, traversing subtle shades of sleepwalker dub, metallic lament, broken beats, and erotic negative space. It’s an effectively unsettling evocation of the legend’s core theme: “There is nothing more complex than a shattered heart, or a heart that can’t love.”

Ani Di Franco To Release Revolutionary Love January 29, 2021

Today, singer/songwriter/feminist/activist/author DIY icon Ani Di Franco announces her twenty-second album Revolutionary Love, set for release January 29, 2021 on her Righteous Babe Records label. Revolutionary Love is Di Franco’s first studio album since her acclaimed 2019 memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream. Rooted in her poetic lyricism and ever-commanding vocal work, the album unfolds in an understated yet captivating alchemy of folk and soul and lushly textured jazz-pop. The title track, a bold message of irrepressible hope, is available today, along with previously released songs “Do or Die” and “Contagious.”

Ronley Tepper Releases New Single + Video for “New Love”

Children at heart who love poetic, theatric, satiric yet at times serious storytelling alongside magical music and visuals, should prepare themselves for the surprising world of Ronley Teper. Born in South Africa and growing up in Toronto, she is an active composer, producer & multimedia artist. Her storytelling and songwriting styles cycle through many influences from folk, funk, jazz, cabaret, art rock and pop sensibilities.

Son Lux shares shape-shifting track “Prophecy”

Even for a band dedicated to surprise, Son Lux’s new single “Prophecy” represents a notable departure from their usual fare. Yet the song’s bright energy and lilting feel bloom like an outgrowth of their ever-expanding practice, providing the clearest evidence to date of the band’s indebtedness to the J Dilla–D’Angelo nexus. The track is from Tomorrows II out December 4th via City Slang, the second album in a far-reaching three-volume body of work culminating in physical editions of all three volumes to be released together in 2021.

Devan – We’re all gonna die anyway

“We’re All Gonna Die Anyway” is basically an apocalyptic love song — life is short and you never know when the world’s going to end, so we should all stop wasting time with weird social barriers that sometimes prevent us from telling people how we really feel.

Multi-Dimensional Duo Divide and Dissolve Release New Single, Video “Denial” Invada Records – Out Today

Gas Lit is the new album by the multidimensional duo Divide and Dissolve, incoming on Invada Records on 29th January, and produced by Ruban Neilson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The album is preceded today by the second single and powerful video “Denial” which encapsulates their message behind the music: to undermine and destroy the white supremacist colonial framework and to fight for Indigenous Sovereignty, Black and Indigenous Liberation, Water, Earth, and Indigenous land given back.