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Winston C.W. Premieres New Album ‘Good Guess’ at The FADER

Good Guess, the new album from pianist and singer-songwriter Winston C.W., is streaming exclusively at The Fader today ahead of its release on Friday (Dec. 4) via Ruination Record Co. and Whatever’s Clever. The Fader calls it a “soft rock mini-masterpiece.”

J. Douglas Wright–New Christmas Song

The Christmas single “Follow” describes several familiar snapshots from the night Christ was born: shepherds, wise men, angels, and the baby in a manger. Coinciding with this was a land filled with unrest. Little did the people of that day know that at the very moment they were feeling hopelessness, the Savior of the world had been born.

The theme of “Follow” is that God is at work in ways we cannot see. The shepherds, wise men, and Mary and Joseph all uprooted their lives to follow a star, knowing in their hearts what they would find if they continued to follow its light. With that kind of faith, we can also know that the Maker of the Universe is at work doing much more than our earthly eyes can see. All we have to do is follow Him.

Watch Neutrals’ “Personal Computing” video via Week in Pop

Allan: “It may come as a surprise, but I was a nerdy kid. In the early 80s the personal computing boom was in full swing. I skipped Atari went straight from Pong to a Sinclair ZX81 with a 16K Ram Pack and joined the school computer club. It wasn’t long before I was bored with the intricacies of programming but the futuristic aesthetic of computer magazines still grabbed my attention. War Games, Crash Smash, BBC Micro, Apple IIe, Pet Shop Boys on Top Of The Pops… I’m not sure where the sexual fetish angle of the song comes in, maybe something for my shrink to unpack. For the video, we finally got to work with our old friend Jenn Dorn Heard (Sea Blite, Younger Lovers), with the only challenge that it had to be done during lockdown…”


Few artists are able to make the impact that Enny has in such a short amount of time. In October, she released the original version of “Peng Black Girls”. A celebratory anthem of empowerment and unity for Black women, the track was at once both vital and anthemic, pushing the gifted young lyricist to the forefront of both the public and tastemaker consciousness. With support from a diverse group of titles such as NME, Mixmag, British Vogue, The Face, The Fader, Essence, GRM, Trench, Complex and more, not to mention radio support from Kiss Fresh, No Signal, her first playlist at 1xtra and plays from a host of Radio 1 champions from Nick Grimshaw to Huw Stephens, Enny has established herself as one of the most exciting and profound new voices to emerge out of London as of late.

LISTEN: Nathan Dawe Pairs Up with Little Mix on ‘No Time For Tears’

Nathan Dawe has joined forces with Little Mix on the incredible new single, ‘No Time For Tears’ – a record that follows summer anthem ‘Lighter’ ft. KSI and UK Top 20 breakthrough smash, ‘Flowers’ ft. Jaykae, which was recently certified Platinum.

Following hot on the heels of Little Mix’s blockbuster sixth studio album, ‘Confetti’, which entered the UK Albums Chart at #2 earlier this month and features UK Top 3 single, ‘Sweet Melody’, ‘No Time For Tears’ marks Nathan’s most eye-catching collaboration yet. Building on the bubbling, anthemic dance-pop formula that he’s made all his own in 2020, it crowns a year that’s seen Nathan cement his status as one of the UK’s biggest and most exciting new artists.

Laney Keyz Has Boss Life Aspirations in “Drop Top Coupe” Video

Laney Keyz captivates with his effortless melodies, bringing a Bay Area attitude to the Southern trap sound. Visualizing the life of luxury that might finally be within his reach, Laney shares “Drop Top Coupe,” his latest music video. A melodic single that highlights Laney’s nimble flow, “Drop Top Coupe” finds Laney on the road to pursuing his dream, his rap talent bringing him ever-closer to a high-flying lifestyle that he never could have imagined as a kid in East Oakland: “Pull up in different color coupes, me and my dogs, and we’re callin’ it mismatch.” In the video, directed by Eddie Choppo, Laney delivers a testament to his boss-life aspirations, chilling in a tropical paradise in the company of beautiful models, white-on-white ‘Raris, and poolside parties. As Laney continues on the path to rockstar status, these extravagant situations will quickly become part of the 22-year-old artist’s day-to-day.

Dust Of Us take latest single ‘Punching Bag’ into new territory with remix package

With the release of ‘Punching Bag’ this month, Dust Of Us gave fans further insight into the layered and idiosyncratic world of their upcoming debut EP. Collaborating with talented Australian-born, UK-based vocalist Jess Chalker gave the song additional emotive heft and a melodic beauty to offset its dark lyrical content.

Today, Dust Of Us delivers two special remixes of the track – one by cinematic Brisbane indie-pop group Fresco Kyoto and the other by Melbourne-based production whiz Super Magic Hats. The two artists offer drastically different reinterpretations that take the original song into colourful different territory.


Wolf Saga Shares Electro Pop Single

London, ON born Indigenous electro-pop DJ Wolf Saga’s aim is to keep you dancing with catchy hooks while inspiring deeper contemplation. His work references contemporary issues close-to-home, from missing and murdered Indigenous women, to toxic relationships and equality. Wolf Saga’s philosophy is that music has the ability to touch on, and speak to, societal issues while still ensuring you have a good time on the dancefloor.

Briawna’s EP “Sorry Not Sorry”

Briawna returns to release her latest powerful, raw, and message-heavy hip-hop/r&b EP “Sorry Not Sorry.” The seven-track project features atmospheric beats, catchy melodic elements, raw instrumentation, and grasping vocals by the artist. From the soothing “Faded” to the self-empowering “Voicemails,” Briawna delivers melodic bliss combined with lyrical depth across the album. The artist’s immersing voice and unique delivery will grasp the listener’s attention. “Sorry Not Sorry” contains lyricism that will hook the listener due to the artist’s wordplay and powerful statements.

Olivia Rox Releases “It’s Christmastime” Music Video Featuring Warren Hill

Singer/songwriter/pop star Olivia Rox has released the music video to her original holiday song, “It’s Christmastime,” featuring world renowned jazz artist Warren Hill on saxophone, who just so happens to be her father. The Christmas single was released on November 2 via her label Songbird Records and quickly jumped to #15 on the MediaBase Holiday Music chart. It really does feel like Christmastime when you listen to Olivia Rox’s new single, complete with her silky voice, sleigh bells and gospel choir. This magical song, penned by Rox herself, is quickly becoming a holiday classic.


Following a wave of conceptually-driven music videos from their acclaimed new album “Strangers” – hailed by Sonic Perspectives as “progressive metal album-of-the-year material” – Israel’s SCARDUST have given fans a candid peek behind the scenes with their latest clip, “Break The Ice.” The video, which showcases stages of the album’s production and recording process from both before and after the global coronavirus outbreak, can be viewed at –


“Gold Digger” follows the massive success of “Freestyle,” Kidd Kenn’s viral collaboration with Delli Boe. First posted to Kidd Kenn’s and Delli Boe’s socials earlier this year, the original “Freestyle” tweet went viral after receiving support from City Girls, picking up over 1.7 million views, over 14,000 retweets, and over 53,000 likes.

The Midnight Preachers Release Single + Video for “MEXICO”

Irish rock band The Midnight Preachers released their new single titled “Mexico” to all digital outlets.

The song was produced by John Henry and Eoghan MacSheain and mixed/ mastered by Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal.

“Mexico is a song about doing what you need to do in life and making bold decisions to separate yourself from the pack. It’s also about looking inward and bringing some of those demons out” says Eoghan MacSheain.

Houston Metal Band Night Cobra Unveils Music Video/Short Film “Escape From Earth”

The “not so distant future” has arrived and with it comes Night Cobra. The Houston heavy metal band — featuring current and former members of Necrofier, Venomous Maximus, Killer Hearts and The Satanic Overlords of Rock N Roll — plays uncaged music for an age of discontent as heard on its debut EP, ‘In Praise of the Shadow’. As the unceasing insanity that is 2020 crawls to a close, Night Cobra unveils “Escape From Earth”, a five and a half minute mini-film that takes inspiration from the shelved John Carpenter film of the same name and the proposed second sequel to ‘Escape From New York’ that would have starred Kurt Russell reprising his famous role as former Special Forces operator/war hero turned criminal Snake Plissken.

Video Premiere: Night Cobra – ‘Escape From Earth”

New Single Confronts the Sobering Reality of Society’s Dysfunction

Providence, RI native and multi-instrumentalist Julia Van Daam announces the release of her much anticipated next single Stay in Bed. Stay in Bed is a timely alternative rock anthem that rises up to ask “who is accountable” for overseeing the abuse of capitalist corporate greed and government disregard of its people? Lyrics such as “no veins to bleed” highlight the lack of humanity in contemporary corporate practices that have become numbingly too common. Van Daam has nurtured the single over the last few years to achingly reveal a raw confrontation with reality, and the lack of accountability and inequality that exists within our seemingly righteous nation.


Recently dubbed Pigeon and Planes’ Best New Artists, a self-described “misfit” Aidan has managed to develop a highly engaged, rapidly growing following from his bedroom by creatively teasing music on socials. “Demons & Monsters” was the first offering that he released followed by the catchy “Dancing In My Room.”

New single: Seasurfer – SOS

On the brink of the release of Seasurfer’s third longplayer “Zombies”, to be released via Reptile Music, the Hamburg-based duo presents its stunning lead single “SOS”, which reveals the refined Seasurfer style in 2020: dark electronics meet ghostly synths and fuzzy wall-of-sound guitars – you can call it electrogaze for dancers and dreamers alike.

SKATES AND WAGONS – Sixties-shaded duo release debut self-titled EP

Channeling the psych-pop wonderment of The Small Faces via the expansive classic rock of CSNY, the band’s eclectic, retro-shaded new release is at once epic, accomplished but arrives with a healthy dose of unconventionality.

Comprising the duo of Adrian Dacre (Drums) and Carlton Taylor (Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion), the ‘#EP’ may be their first official debut release, but carries the air of a band with plenty of experience under their belts.

KAKY drops pumping new tune ‘Lundi Matin’

Nobody likes Monday mornings (“Lundi Matin”). In this new track made out of glass sounds, Kaky depicts his morning routine as an endless journey of painful mornings in the Parisian metro: a child constantly crying, an old women starring at him, a smelly guy… this up-tempo track is released together with a good-vibes music video.