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H.C. McEntire releases cover of Tammy Wynette’s “’Til I Get It Right” ahead of next week’s full-band concert film

H.C. McEntire’s August-released album Eno Axis revealed itself to be a haven of dry land amidst the muck and mire that was 2020. Pitchfork gave the album an 8.1, raving, “With spacious live takes and poetic lyricism, the North Carolina songwriter’s second album brings order to the chaos of the day. Step inside Eno Axis and things immediately fall into place.”

Arriving today is McEntire’s cover of “’Til I Get It Right,” a song once made famous by Tammy Wynette. Recorded during the Eno Axis sessions in Kernsville, NC, the song has been a staple of McEntire’s repertoire for a few years now, including a stellar rendition at the MRG30 festival.

The Secret Sisters debut new acoustic video for GRAMMY-nominated song “Cabin”

Produced by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth, Saturn Return was released earlier this year on New West Records (stream/purchase here) and finds the duo with a new creative focus, singing individually for the first time instead of relying solely on their trademark harmonies. Following the release, Laura and Lydia were featured on “CBS This Morning” as part of their “Saturday Sessions” series performing three songs from the album: “Late Bloomer,” “Nowhere Baby” and “Hold You Dear.”

Introducing: LEWIS French Prog/Psych Newcomer Releases ‘Inside The Day’ Video

LEWIS (aka Lewis Feraud) is pleased to announce that his debut solo album Inside will be released on 19th March 2021 via Klonosphere.

To celebrate the news, LEWIS has released a video for lead single ‘Inside The Day’—recently featured by Rolling Stone France, the single is out now on all good digital streaming providers.

Single Submission: Cornelius Chandler & Black°Adam’s ATL Love Song, “Aco”

With this modern take on love in the ATL, the eclectic duo borrow the classic Atlanta sound and make it groovy, layering flowing electric guitar over Hip-Hop’s iconic 808s. Album currently in rotation on over 50 stations across the country!

UK Electro-Industrial Band BIOMECHANIMAL Announces New Single, “End Your Life.”

UK electro – industrial band BIOMECHANIMAL has unleashed their aggressive new single, “End Your Life.”

The maxi-single release features 6 remixes.

JACK HENDERSON – Releases Stephen Hawking-inspired: ‘Stars’

Searching the cosmos for answers to some of life’s biggest questions, “Stars” is an exploratory and philosophical new single that questions the very nature of our existence and our place in the universe. With its lyrics inspired by the works of the late, great theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, Henderson wonders whether the substance of human nature and the fabric of the space-time continuum are so different after all…

Barbarossa (Memphis Industries-signed, co-produced by Ghost Culture, This is the Kit) | Announces New Album & Shares Single

This is the first full-length release from Barbarossa – real name James Mathé – since his BBC 6 Music-tipped 2018 record, Lier, an album that also found him touring in support of This Is The Kit and Poliça. Love Here Listen is a real change in sound, however, with James shedding the folk aesthetics further (he was previously signed to Fence Collective, home to Pictish Trail, Seamus Fogerty, etc for his early albums) for something much more electronically immersive, teaming up this time with the in-demand Dummy and Red Bull-back producer, Ghost Culture who’s recent work includes Kelly Lee Owens and Daniel Avery. The pair worked with a limited range of vintage synths on the new record – a Mono Poly, Korg MS-20 a Roland SH-101 and a Juno 108 borrowed from the local skate store Palm Bay Skates – with the recordings bounced down to Mathé’s Fostex R8 reel to reel to give it an undeniable warmth.

Shannon LaBrie’s “A Joyful Noise” Offers Hope as the Year of 2020 Comes to Close

Following her successful LP Building, which received acclaim from NPR and American Songwriter, Shannon LaBrie gifts the world with a heartwarming tune, “A Joyful Noise.” The harmonious track offers a sense of hope as the unbridled year of 2020 begins to come to a close, “To me, it’s the perfect song to close out a rather difficult year,” LaBrie says of the track. “There’s so much to be hopeful for, and this song keeps my eyes open and looking up!”

Shannon LaBrie Breaks Down Her Amazing New Album, ‘Building’

Rising Somali-Norwegian artist MUSTI premieres “Lion King” video via Complex

“During the process of making my album, Qoyskayga, Beyonce had just dropped the album The Lion King: The Gift, and one track on that album quickly became my favorite was ‘My Power’ featuring Tierra Whack, Naija, Yemi Alade, Busiswa, MoonChild Sanelly and DJ Lag. After that, I listened to a lot of AfroBeat and Afropop music, which really inspired me and my producers to make this track,” explains nineteeen-year-old artist Musti (full name: Ugbad Musti) to Complex who yesterday premiered her debut music video, “Lion King.” Adding, “‘Lion King’ is an homage to every female artist and athlete with African descent. And special shoutout to my mom who came through with the middle eight part of the song.”


Alt-pop singer-songwriter Lisa Remar today releases her second single, “Ride”, from her EP Still Good which is due out in January 2021.

The song exclusively premiered with American Songwriter yesterday who lauded the song saying, “Remar’s vocals are soulful and luminous as they skate over atmospheric instrumentation.”

The vibey and ambient single was inspired by an “unpleasant and traumatic experience,” Lisa told American Songwriter. Her soothing and gentle vocals soar over a string filled electronica track resulting in a song sure to pull at the heartstrings.

Lisa Remar Wrote Her New Single “Ride” After Pulling a Real-Life ‘Ladybird’

T1A (R&B/singer-songwriter) | “I Like It”

London based T1a is the promising new talent you’ve been waiting for, ready to take the UK music scene by storm. A gifted R&B singer-songwriter, T1a’s unique voice and versatility enables her to feature on any style of music. She looks to follow in the famous footsteps of other Brit School graduates such as Amy Winehouse, Adele, Jessie J, Leona Lewis and Katie Melua to name a few and she’s well on her way with her first single, “I Like It”!

David Lewis Gedge (The Wedding Present) shares new video for ‘We Have All The Time In The World’

David Lewis Gedge​ has shared a new video for his beautiful cover of ‘​We Have All The Time In The World​’, the closing track from new project ‘Not From Where I’m Standing​’; a collection of Bond themes covered by current and former members of ​The Wedding Present​. Widely-known as the legendary Leeds indie-rock band’s frontman and only constant member throughout their time, Gedge reveals a vulnerability to his approach in paying homage to the iconic theme from ‘​On Her Majesty’s Secret Service​’. His earnest vocal, matched with sparse and melancholy piano accompaniment displays real bravery and confidence in pairing the song back to its bare foundations.

Cynik Scald – “Lullaby”

“We called this song Lullaby because it’s about our duty to guard always the dreams of our beloved ones that seem so fragile and delicate. The song surprisingly conveys a combination of furious strength and incredible tenderness. By sound this song is close to Crematory with some vibes of Mudvayne. With a powerful and modern guitar riff and beautiful melody, supported of strings, this song has great energy in combination with romantic vibes.”

Fire & Flesh – THE ART OF LIVING – (Metalcore)

2020 has been nothing short of chaotic, and full of life altering events. Luckily music is still a long standing vice that people use to escape the ups and downs, and horrors of everyday life. During a time where many turn to lyrics in an effort to find solace in, and to get a dosage of inspiration that gets our dopamine levels up, “The Art of Living” offers some simple words of wisdom that will reignite that flame inside of you, and help you, as Joe Rogan says “Conquer your inner bitch”
“Find the beauty in every day!

MYSTIC PEACH share new video for single WANNA BE MY DADDY?

Gathering early support from DIY, The Line of Best Fit and Gigwise, Wanna Be My Daddy? follows on from debut track Across The Pond and second single The Eye And The Twitch which saw critical acclaim 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 and So Young Magazine.

WICKED GARDEN Releases Official Music Video for “Over and Done”!

Las Vegas, NV based rock band WICKED GARDEN has released the official music video for their new single, “Over and Done.” With the track recorded, produced and mastered by Jason Constantine at Constantine Studios, “Over and Done” was directed and edited by Nicholas Muzio at Die-Hearts Productions and starring Shannon Haffa as “The Girlfriend”.


Afrobeat singer Kelvyn Boy’s love of music started in church. His father sang in the choir and raised his son (born Kelvyn Brown) on gospel, reggae greats like Lucky Dube and country music, which Kelvyn Boy says shares many of the same chord progressions as church music. By 2010, when he was 19, he started performing genre-spanning covers at local Assin Fosu pubs and noticed how many people would approach him afterward to ask if he had his own music. “That was when I realized what I could do,” he recalls.

Elori Saxl shares meditative orchestral “Wave III” with new video out today

Combining digitally-processed recordings of wind and water with analog synthesizers and chamber orchestra, Elori Saxl’s The Blue of Distance begins as a meditation on the effect of technology on our relationship with land/nature/place but ultimately evolves to be more of a reflection on longing and memory. The phrase “the Blue of Distance” was coined by Rebecca Solnit in A Field Guide to Getting Lost and refers to the phenomenon of faraway mountains appearing blue due to light particles getting lost over distance. The album, mastered by Taylor Deupree, is out January 22nd on Western Vinyl.

Producer JOHN FRYER presents haunting ‘Nocturnal’ single

Legendary producer John Fryer presents his latest single ‘Nocturnal’ under the Black Needle Noise moniker, featuring Croatian-Australian soprano Helena Mamich.

This single follows close on the trails of BNN’s ‘These Mortal Covers’ album, a covers-based album, released via Cleopatra Records and involving collaborations with a handful of varied vocalists, including Anjela Piccard, Pinky Turzo, Beca, Tom Berger, Magic Rebecca Coseboom, and Betty X.

“I had made the music and was talking to my good friend Marija Buljeta and said I was looking for an opera singer for it and as luck would have it she was friends with Helena Mamich, who she recommended to me and the rest is herstory as they say. Helena has worked wonders on this song and we give you ‘Nocturnal'”, says John Fryer.

New Release Carmichael shares debut genre bending single “Suddenly”

“Suddenly” is a song that my boy Jay had the music for and from the first time I heard it I was like “this is legit”. The lyrics I wrote touch on a couple topics. anyone who has ever struggled with seeing that the biggest problem in their life are themselves and then how whatever problems we have they just seem to throw another pill at us to try and fix it until you’ve had enough and there’s only two choices left…..”


Today, multi-platinum selling rapper Trippie Redd releases a music video for “Too Fly” from his latest album, Pegasus, out now via 10K Projects/Caroline. The new music video, directed by longtime collaborator Aidan Cullen, shows the rapper alone in a forest at night, dressed as a voodoo doll, as fires blaze around him.


KAYTRANADA shares a new short film to accompany “Look Easy” featuring Lucky Daye. “Look Easy,” a stand-alone single, was released in July of this year and its new visual, “Look Easy (The Short),” more a homage to classic Japanese Yakuza films than a traditional music video, is enigmatic and visually arresting. The new video arrives on the heels of KAYTRANADA’s three Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Dance Recording for “10%” and Best Dance/Electronic Album for BUBBA.

Blackburn musicians push for Xmas Number 1 with ‘A Candle For Carson’

A beautiful boy named Carson from Highercroft, Blackburn, passed away on the evening of 17th November 2020. He had only recently turned three.

‘A Candle For Carson’ was made in honour of Carson in the hope he would pull through his recent operation and be home with his two sisters and mum and dad this Christmas, but it was not to be. The song remains more poignant somehow and just shows the effect and love we thankfully have and share with each other when our precious lives are truly at stake.

Emerging artist Chloe Rodgers returns with the wistful new single ‘The Algea’ out today through Crowds & Power

Speaking about the new offering, she said, “The Algea is named after a group of Greek goddesses that are basically just mega depressed. I was definitely being over dramatic giving it that name. It was just about being a naive teenager looking for love but getting used by older dudes that knew exactly what they were doing.”

All Things Blue tackle homelessness on psych-pop lullaby “Buddha & Penelope”

Los Angeles band All Things Blue have released the final taster of their upcoming debut album Get Bit – new psych-pop single “Buddha & Penelope”. All Things Blue will also be streaming an album release show from LA venue Non Plus Ultra on December 10th. The show will be ticketed on a Pay What You Want basis, with all proceeds going to Bail Project.

The project of singer-songwriter India Coombs (aka Blue) and guitarist Jon Joseph, All Things Blue’s much-anticipated debut album Get Bit (out December 11th via Terrible Records) follows a series of hype-building EPs and singles, tackling the personal and the political with equal vigour.

Introducing: Tiiva & their beautiful self-produced debut ‘Waves’

Born after a formative summer of falling in love, the self-produced track reflects that sought after feeling of immortality and looks at the raw beauty when love and mental health interconnect .. speaking more on the track Tiiva shares: “waves is about completely losing time, finding out that time hasn’t actually stopped and we’re late for everything… it’s about an untouchable feeling that you have to write down because the mundane words of everyday sentences could never describe it.

Blanketman share new single “Harold”

Blanketman today announce that their debut EP National Trust will be released on March 19th via [PIAS]. They are also sharing brand-new track “Harold”. National Trust is produced by Produced by Luke Smith (Foals, LIFE).

Lead guitarist Daniel Hand says of the single: “Harold is an ode to that crippling fright in the night. To things that don’t go bump, but go “aaaargh”. The song spasmed into existence after a series of unsavoury night terrors that prompted to me don my guitar, tune the strings to a level of arse-clenching tension, screw my eyes shut tight and, like a deranged jet-setter randomly spinning a tiny globe in search of the next destination, I slammed a capo onto the neck in a state of near frenzy. I tentatively opened an eye. Fourth fret. I picked up a pen as ideas began to fizz, but thought better of it, had a beer and wrote it later.”


Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum modern hip-hop icon Tyga announces his OnlyFans management and lifestyle company Too Raww. Check out the latest Instagram fun on @TooRaww.

“I had a vision of turning Too Raww into an empire that is not only about management, but can be a full-service lifestyle creative company. Everything Too Raww is my own personal taste and aesthetic, I will be hands on creatively and with the management aspect.” Says Tyga, “The concept of OnlyFans has allowed people to connect with their fans on a more personal level, and it’s allowing for more content driven engagement. I’m having a lot of fun with this so far.”

Introducing Alternative Pop Artist LIV STRANGE; New Cover Song “People Are Strange” Out Now!!!

Alternative Pop artist, Liv Strange, released her cover of “People Are Strange,” originally released by American rock band The Doors in the 60’s. Liv’s version of the song was produced by Svend “The Dane” Lerche and Executive Producer LeeAnna James. Liv Strange chose the date of December 8th to release the cover in honor of Jim Morrison’s birthday today.

Olisae | “Waist Side” Music Video

“WAIST SIDE” was written as an open “lust letter” to Olisae’s object of desire while letting the world have a peek into their bedroom window. Produced by Shaan Mehta & Keekz, “Waist Side” is a mid-tempo grind piece set over sweetened synth sounds just ripe for summer listening. It’s a track that settles in your hips and is both danceable and something to put on in the bedroom. The collab between Olisae and Shaan on this piece will serve as an introduction to a radio-ready international sound from the pair.


Today, Dove Cameron has unveiled the official video for her latest song “We Belong.” The visual was shot on 35 mm film giving the sultry video a cinematic aesthetic that matches Dove’s artistry perfectly. Directed by Luke Naim and shot in Vancouver, the video showcases Dove dancing around her dimly lit house while she is haunted by thoughts of the one she wants to be with.

King Von – “Wayne’s Story” Music Video

“It’s a story about a shorty and he just grew up bad. He started young. He trying to hit a lick. He tries to go rob a guy named Wayne. Wayne sees him trying to rob him and they get in a shootout. The boy gets away, but Wayne ends up killing the boy’s cousin. It’s just crazy.” – King Von to UPROXX in one of his final interviews.

Manchester’s Jude the Obscure releases his Moments EP with new dreamy, jazz-fusion title track

With a number of successful singles under his belt, the backing of top music publications and a meticulously curated signature sound, Jude the Obscure is well on his way to becoming a modern neo-jazz and soul star.

Rad Cat Releases “Diamond” with Gloria Kim

San Diego-native Rad Cat makes his debut on Dim Mak’s New Noise imprint with his addictive, electro-pop groove “Diamond,” featuring the fearless vocals of Gloria Kim. The track opens with a brooding, ominous melody before popping into Gloria Kim’s hushed, breathy vocals. As the song dips into the chorus, listeners are dropped into a frenzy of spunky synth chords as a driving, crisp beat persists.

SG Lewis Releases New Track ‘Time’ Featuring Rhye

Following a string of stellar singles drawn from his forthcoming debut album times, London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer SG Lewis today reveals the album’s opening track “Time” – a soaring disco groove featuring legendary Canadian singer Rhye.

Speaking about the track, SG reveals, “‘Time’ is a song that is central to the album thematically and sonically. Rhye has one of the most unique and distinctive voices out there, and I’ve been a fan for so long. We wrote the song at Rhye’s studio after watching the sun set in Topanga Canyon, a memory which makes this song even more special to me,” he explains. “The beat initially started from a piano loop and a Dennis Edwards sample TEED had started working on with Julian, which I then turned into the instrumental late one night in Nashville.”