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Acrolysis/Reaver: Release their new split EP The Nobody Crowd & Lyric Video for the title track

Acrolysis and Reaver release the remaining tracks from their sophomore split EP, The Nobody Crowd, with their mission-statement title track and the pounding, thought-provoking Visions.

Unlike the previously released singles, these two songs are a collaborative effort between both bands. Konstantine Ana, vocalist/guitarist of Acrolysis and bassist of Reaver says “We wanted to do something unique when doing this joint/split EP. Usually, bands do something like this to save costs and they generally feature a song each. We did that with A Message to You (Acrolysis) and Broken Smoker (Reaver) but we wanted to try and collaborate with each other. We were excited to work with one another to create something together. It’s something that hasn’t been done before to my knowledge so hearing how our styles blend together was an exciting experience.”

The Mylars Release Official Music Video for Single “Satellite Girls”

When asked about the song, Danny Roselle explains; “Satellite Girls is our modern day autobiographical, somewhat comical take on how technology has completely desensitized and taken the heart right out of the experience of enjoying the feelings of surprise and excitement. Today, everyone knows the setlist, everyone knows the special effects.

NEW SINGLE: Luke August set to release self reflective deep-dive Nov 13th

Written, produced and performed in his home studio in Melbourne, the track takes a self reflective deep dive. It tears open and puts on display several sensitive themes including mental health, addiction and relationship turbulence. Lush keys blended with sparkling synths and a driving drum beat set the nostalgic foundation of the track. Luke’s instantly identifiable vocals then drop in with an emotive verse transporting the song into singer/songwriter territory.

ECOUTEZ! Swedish folk duo LE LAC LONG 814 make their mark in French!

With the songs from their internationally acclaimed first album Treize chansons (Thirteen Songs) the Swedish folk duo Le Lac Long 814 – formed by the poet Bengt Söderhäll and singer, musician and composer Daniel Östersjö – has toured around Europe and performed in both France, Belgium, Denmark, Czechia and Sweden. After a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic they’ve now relaunched their career and are proud to present their new EP Grave ta marque.

Nocturnalia release an acoustic live set

Nocturnalia released their latest, third studio album “III: Winter” in November 2019 on The Sign Records. Much like their previous albums “Nocturnal” (2013) and “Above Below Within” (2015), “III: Winter” is inspired by nature, mysticism, and pagan storytelling. Recently, the band recorded 8 tracks from these three albums during an acoustic live-session in their hometown Linköping, Sweden. The live set was streamed via Gather The Witches Festival on October 25, and can now be enjoyed on Youtube.

DARLING BOY – Shares brand new video for the irresistible latest single ‘Golden Number’

Conjuring more indie alchemy before 2020 is out – DARLING BOY – is back with the brand new video for his irresistible latest 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.

New > AMA Reveals New Single > ‘FACTS’ > (Dirty Hit) > Out Today, listen here

‘FACTS’ is the knockout new single from AMA, the first track to be taken from her forthcoming EP due for release early 2021 on Dirty Hit. Following her second EP ‘PIXELHEART’ released earlier this year, ‘FACTS’ sees the West Londoner exploring her pop-side over production by young UK producers Harley & Ferg and Daniel Hylton-Nuamah. ‘FACTS’ was premiered by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show last night.

On writing ‘FACTS’ AMA says “Basically sometimes I can just be a stubborn ass bitch. I can also tend to get stuck in unhealthy routines or patterns and the most helpful thing in those moments for me sometimes is a slap of the truth from the people I love or even from myself. Facts is all about getting out of your funk, facing the harsh truth head on and auctioning that”.

[Hard Rock | Heavy Metal | Prog.] Kevin Strasser presents his latest full length, ‘Summer’s End for the Runaways’!

Summer’s End for the Runaways is Kevin Strasser’s newest full length. Kevin has created an astounding piece of art going for almost an hour and a half through 16 cuts. We have to note that everything in this album was made by Kevin and Kevin alone: from composing and recording to production! The quality of the mix is amazing, even better than the quality of other works we can find recorded and produced in professional studios with great renown. This point alone proves Kevin Strasser’s talent and abilities and places him way above 95% of nowadays musicians.

Punk-bassist turned super producer LOKOY releases new single

Norwegian artist and producer Lokoy today releases new single “a mistake” with Emilie Østebø. The new single is lifted from Lokoy’s upcoming debut album Badminton, out January 22nd via Propeller Recordings. Lokoy is also today announcing the album’s track list and album artwork – both of which can be found further below.

New single “a mistake” builds upon Lokoy’s eclectic releases to date, this time leaning more toward his work as bassist for Stavanger punks Sløtface. A soaring indie-pop cut matching whirlwind instrumentals with emotive vocals, “a mistake” was born originally from one of Østebø’s own demos, before taking it into Lokoy’s home studio with the assistance of Sløtface guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad.

High Focus Records frontman Fliptrix delivers visuals for Broken Glass

Taken from his recent solo album ‘Light Work’, High Focus Records frontman Fliptrix delivers visuals for ‘Broken Glass’. Filled with intricate storytelling, he expresses feelings of being burnt out which is relatable for so many after this turbulent year, yet overrides these emotions by focusing on keeping his head up, surviving and persevering with his mission of optimism. Accompanied by a free-flowing video directed by This & That Media, we see scenes of Fliptrix in his natural habit, the studio, streetside and nature, accompanied by majestic, psychedelic transitions and effects.

THE HOT ONE TWO drop brand new single PLAYING WITH FIRE

Brit rockers The Hot One Two are back with their new single Playing With Fire delivering a dirty riff driven, hook heavy slab of rock n roll. The Hot One Two are reminiscent of that classical sound many of us fell in love with, infused with modern day anthemic rock. The track is guitar driven showing crushing grooves and soaring vocals. This is certainly the kind of rock track that you play loud, ignore the neigbours and sing your heart out to! The only bad thing that can be said about this 4:20 track is that it has to end!

Playing With Fire is the second single they have released following up from their tour clip video for Rolling Stone. Great news for fans, the band have also dropped hints with Fireworks Magazine that we should expect an album next year! If the last two singles are anything to go by, it’s going to be a must buy for rock fans and certainly gives us all the more reason to look forward to 2021!

New > Nils Frahm > shares “Fundamental Values” > first single and video from “Tripping With Nils Frahm” forthcoming on Erased Tapes

When Nils Frahm kicked off his world tour at Funkhaus Berlin in January 2018 to bring his highly acclaimed studio album All Melody to the stage, an ambitious journey was just to begin: Over the next two years, Frahm played more than 180 sold-out performances, including the Sydney Opera House, LA’s Disney Hall, the Barbican in London, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, and several big festival stages around the globe. Yet the stunning setting of Funkhaus Berlin, renowned for its vintage grandeur and outstanding acoustics, and also home to Frahm’s magnificent studio where All Melody was recorded, had occupied a unique place in the artist’s heart.

Volcanova release “live at Norðanpaunk” live session

Stoner rock outfit Volcanova shares a live set, performing 7 tracks from their debut album “Radical Waves”, released in August this year on The Sign Records. The live set was recorded and filmed in August for their performance at Norðanpaunk online festival in the band’s home country of Iceland.


Directed by Arnaud Deroudilhe (Kaytranada, Mayer Hawthorne, Busy P.), the video tells the story of a woman in an apartment that looks like an abandoned hotel worthy of the Shining, all alone with her demons, facing herself in the mirror, leading to madness. It’s also an interpretation of these times in Covid lockdown. Controlled movement, slowed traffic, parties at a standstill, if there is indeed a situation where “the movement” could be elected “the most ironic and controversial gesture” of the year 2020, it would be this winter.

Revered Japanese band Do As Infinity to hold acoustic livestream concert in December

Long-running pop and rock band Do As Infinity have announced an online acoustic concert, to be livestreamed to fans around the world on December 19, 2020.

The first ever livestream concert in the band’s 21-year career will be performed by the central duo of vocalist Tomiko Van and guitarist/vocalist Ryo Owatari. Rather than the powerful rock sound of their regular concerts where they perform with a full backing band, this will be an intimate, stripped-down show by only the two founding members, featuring hits from their extensive repertoire specially arranged for an acoustic setup. Also expect between-song conversation filled with character and heart, as Van and Owatari offer a live performance that will warm up the winter season.

Blackout Problems release new single ‘LADY EARTH’

‘LADY EARTH’ is an energetic and raw cut, shining a bright spotlight on the band’s ability to flow from delicate synth-led calm to intense guitar-driven power at the drop of a pin. Serene and prayerful moments swell into fervent distorted soundscapes as the band pick apart systems of belief and faith, searching for somewhere they can place their own.

“Seeing Greta Thunberg on the news gave me a strange feeling,” frontman and guitarist Mario Radetzky begins about the inspiration for the song, “I was reminded of how I was when I was sixteen and I felt like I was light-years away from what teens are capable of doing these days.


The youngest member of Brooklyn’s Winners Circle, Eli Fross debuts a new project, CESAR in time for the holidays. Diving into themes of evolution and reigning in as the young prince of Winners Circle, the 18 year-old rapper continues to build a name and brand for himself. Eli linked with director Nimi Hendrix again, for the “GOAT Freestyle” featuring labelmate, Sleepy Hallow. The guttural record is produced by the Winners Circle, Great John laced with Eli’s affirmation of him being the Greatest Of All Time, while Sleepy Hallow floats between different flows.

CATHOLIC GUILT (Melbourne, AUS) Gets Animated In Heartfelt New “Life In Three Part Harmony” Video Reminding Us Of The Unifying Power Of Live Music

Singer Brenton Harris says, ‘Life in Three Part Harmony’ is a love song to the awesome connective power of live music. There’s something magical that happens when a music lover is watching their favourite act perform live. They become immersed in music. It takes over their mind, body and soul, and for those precious few minutes or hours, they are connected on a near-spiritual wavelength with the artist. This is a song for anyone who understands that moment when an artist hits the high note and it penetrates your soul, and you look around and notice another human experiencing that special rush too. That moment has completely changed each of our lives numerous times. On a personal note, this song is a celebration of my happiest place: the front row of a sold-out show, with my partner by my side, singing the words at the top of our lungs like our very existence depends on it.”

Rock Collective The Naked Feedback take on pop titan Billie Eillish with their Bond Inspired single ‘Fallen for a Spy’

Blend raw energy and deliciously gravely vocals and you’ve got British rock outfit The NakedFeedback, serving up their own breed of hard-hitting rock with new single ‘Fallen for a Spy’ dropping November 6th. With the upcoming James Bond film now delayed until 2021, The Naked Feedback provide us with a slice of authentic James Bond nostalgia.

The Naked Feedback is a four-piece rock group hailing from Blantrye, Scotland. Comprised of brothers Dean Anderson (vocals & guitar) and Callum Anderson (backing vocals & lead guitar), Jacko (bass & synth) Derek Whiteford (drums). Drawing influence from Queens of the Stone Age, lyricism frim John Cooper Clarke, the bands image is a modern take on Marlon Brando’s The Wild One, with a darker twist.

INTOLERANT: Italian war metal duo premieres debut album “Primal Future”

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

On the eve of the official release, the following media partners are hosting an advance stream of the album.

waants shares friendship-focused video for “I Won’t Be Sad”

waants shares a new video for “I Won’t Be Sad” – a bouncy and hopeful piano-driven track that embraces the quirk of autotune and summer sheen tones.

Set against the backdrop the song’s shimmering sonic allure and lyrics that hinge on self-acceptance in the face of uncertainty, the video follows two young friends exploring the city with youthful abandon. Starring Hannah Warren (the daughter of waants’ Adam Warren) and her cousin Aliya Kawash, the friendship-focused clip was directed by Gavin Maclean.

KOMATSU: stream hazy new single “Call Of The Wolves”

Hot on the heels of their new album announcement, Eindhoven supermassive rock unit KOMATSU unleash a hypnotic, doomgazing new single entitled “Call Of The Wolves” today exclusively on Echoes & Dust. “Rose Of Jericho” is set for release on February 5th 2021 through Heavy Psych Sounds.

KOMATSU’s powers of mass construction resurrected a rare desert flower in their fourth album “Rose of Jericho”. Light meets heavy and desolation meets beauty in the nine powerful songs that make up this album. “Rose of Jericho” combines a lyrical depth that resonates the current political rabbitholes with dark, groovy, warm riffs supporting rugged vocals. The sound of the album is a real mixture between stoner and metal, but with melodic and choral vocal lines — tempo and rhythm changes make the listener glue to the speakers until the last note of the album.

Brand new hit single Mary Jane By Eliot Ness is heating up the summer

It wasn’t long before Eliot Ness was making airwaves working with Paul Wall, Willie D, Daz Dillinger, Scarface, Devin The Dude, Luenell, and several more heavyweights in the music industry. Eliot Ness has also been featured on mixtape projects with Wyclef Jean and Lil Jon. These music projects caught the attention of music media giants, MTV and VH1, who used their respective platforms to feature Eliot Ness’s music.Eliot Ness: The Man Behind the Houston Hip-Hop Scene

Elina Englezou & Bob Katsionis – single “There He Is”

The rock opera Goditha is a musical that combines the power of metal music with the tender sounds of flutes, clarinets, violins and other orchestral instruments. Songwriter-composer Elina Englezou and top composer-arranger-producer Bob Katsionis joined their imagination and created an extremely melodic work of music yet at the same time full of tension and energy, covered in an atmosphere that lures the listener into a whirlpool of contradictory emotions through songs that will remain unforgettable.

Sons Of Butcher’s Ricky Butcher Sums Up 2020 w/ New Music Video “Fuck The Shit 2020”

2020 has been a non-stop rollercoaster of up and downs, from multiple lockdowns to fans and bands unable to enjoy live performances. One thing the era of Covid has produced is enough time to encourage creativity on all fronts. This is where Ricky Butcher of Sons of Butcher fame comes in with his own release of the crassest album of the year “Fuck: The Album”. With the help of his bandmates Doug Borski (bass), Sausage Ralph (drums), and Colin Van Hamsteak (lead guitar), the self-proclaimed “Rock God” Ricky Butcher leads the listener through a nineteen-minute listening experience filled with silly, cathartic, and self-aware fuck songs all inspired by the quarantine of Covid.

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DIY Indie-Pop Trio, 87 And The Toys Share New Single ‘Georgia Governor Kemp’ From ‘Japanesy if you Pleasey’ EP

87 And The Toys have released their new EP, Japanesy If You Pleasey, seven tracks which demonstrate the Portland-based trio’s affinity with off-the wall indie artists from across the years, from Violent Femmes and B-52’s to Daniel Johnson and Neutral Milk Hotel whilst retaining a magnificently quirky style all of their own. Japanesy If You Pleasey ponders some of the pressing subjects of the day from goading incumbent Republican governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, over his attitude to COVID-19, to slightly more irreverent subjects such as all-you-can-eat Sushi restaurants to the sadness felt when realising there are no more episodes of BoJack Horseman to binge-watch. Presented in glorious lo-fi, 87 And The Toys bring together their combined American and Japanese cultures to create DIY indie bliss.

Saturday, Monday releases stunning new single with Mando Diao’s Björn Dixgård

Following on from the release of his highly-praised singles ‘Umsindo’ ft. Kanyi Mavi & Le Roi Alekpehanhou, and ‘Myrarn’ ft. Noomi last year, Swedish DJ and producer Ludvig Parment aka Saturday, Monday has now returned with his latest atmospheric ballad ‘FWD’, featuring vocals from Björn Dixgård.

Watch > Afrobeats Artist Jujuboy Star Shares New Video > ‘I Dey There’

Fresh from signing a new deal with Universal Music Group, Aristokrat Records, the Nigerian entertainment company that discovered and developed Burna Boy presents their new superstar signing, 25 year-old Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer Jujuboy Star. His new single ‘I Dey There’ is released today, and was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Kel P and mixed by Canadian duo Banx and Ranx. ‘I Dey There’ was written by Jujuboy Star himself, the story of a relationship situation he was in at the time is played out over a sweet mix of Afrobeats and R&B, or as he’s coined it ‘JujuVibe’.

THROWING BRICKS: Dutch sludge/black metal unit premieres “Irreparable Crack” single at Invisible Oranges!

Following a limited cassette release, “What Will Be Lost”, the acclaimed new album by Dutch sludge/black metallers THROWING BRICKS will see its release on vinyl on January 8th 2021 via Tartarus Records.

This new LP edition will be limited to 150 copies and will feature the previously unreleased bonus track “Irreparable Crack”.

Ocean Wisdom – ‘Drilly Rucksack’

Widely considered to be one the most technical rappers alive, ‘Drilly Rucksack’ is a stellar offering, showcasing Ocean’s rapid-fire flow as he takes on political themes relevant in Britain today. Speaking on the track Ocean said “‘Drilly Rucksack’ is a fictional tale of a magical rucksack that protects its owner from evil Tories whilst also offering consolation and reassurance to the daughters whose lives they have presumably made miserable.”

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