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A tribute to Donald Trump from British post-punk quartet Angerland, with ‘The Clown King’!
British post-punk quartet Angerland are here to pay tribute to president Donald Trump and his circus of compadres, with appropriately named ‘The Clown King’; their debut rage-n-roll single, music video and EP.
Branded by Facebook as political slander, restricted by YouTube as indecent, the video for ‘The Clown King’ has never been more appropriate, watch here:
HOLYGOOD Question Rock’s Relevance On New Single ‘Bath Salts’
London’s HOLYGOOD (formerly known as Light You Up) are pleased to kick off their 2021 with brand new single ‘Bath Salts’ out now on all good DSPs.
The track is the follow up to their 2020 single ‘Killing Giants’, which is the title track from their forthcoming new EP Killing Giants set for release on 22nd January 2021.
World-conquering duo twocolors have unveiled the acoustic version of their global hit single ‘Lovefool’, featuring platinum-selling singer-songwriter Pia Mia, out 8th January.
A stunning, stripped-back interpretation of the track, the acoustic version of ‘Lovefool’ removes the electronic elements, allowing Pia Mia’s soaring vocals to take centre stage amidst delicate guitar plucks. It follows the alternative vocal version of the track, also featuring Pia Mia, that was released back in November.
Dermot Kennedy kickstarts 2021 with the reworking of hit single ‘Paradise’ with Meduza
Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated, globally recognized, Italian production trio Meduza have returned in 2021 with chart-topping, platinum selling Irish star Dermot Kennedy on the acoustic version of their hit single ‘Paradise’, out 8th January.
Capturing a whole new personality into the hit song, which was reworked by Dermot and longtime collaborator Koz, the video carries an incredible live performance from Dermot and brings the lyrics to life for an emotional three-minute watch.
Speaking to Kerrang about the single frontman and guitarist Mario Radetzky explains, “GERMANY, GERMANY is a song that takes quite a critical look at our country… In Germany, we have a brilliant healthcare system, but we have a difficult history with stuff like World War II, and even now we have issues with groups like [anti-Islam far-right movement] Pegida attracting 30,000 people to their marches. GERMANY, GERMANY rallies against the prejudices of the anti-refugee movement, but it celebrates the beauty of our country, too. That said, I wouldn’t consider myself at all a patriot.”
NEWS: Rising Americana star Charley Crockett records Billy Swan’s “I Can Help” for The Next Waltz; digital release on January 8th
Sometimes the best creativity comes by accident while one is busy making other plans. While he works on his new album, the follow-up to 2020’s acclaimed Welcome to Hard Times, Charley Crockett recorded a song for The Next Waltz, Vol. 3 compilation, a project from Bruce Robison’s label. The song was Billy Swan’s 1974 country/pop crossover hit, “I Can Help.”
Crockett’s version will be available on all digital platforms on January 8, 2021 via The Next Waltz.
Key Glock Connects with ChaseTheMoney for “Off The Porch”
Dropping banger after banger with no need for features, Key Glock specializes in hard-hitting punchlines and creative flexes. Joining forces with ChaseTheMoney for a bass-heavy new video single, Key Glock shares “Off The Porch.” An ominous trap track with subsonic 808s and a synth that tolls like a funereal church bell, “Off The Porch” finds Glock keeping cool as he runs through choice details from his boss life: “I’m all out west smokin’ doobies like Snoop/Yuh, I’m playin’ with the blues, sh*t i should have went to Duke.” In the video, which reached #14 on YouTube’s trending chart, Glock echoes the song’s opening line–he jettisons his ten speed bicycle in favor of a black-and-yellow Lambo as he raps into a vintage microphone and shares his blunt with his Homer Simpson chain.
Anya Hinkle proclaims ‘I Belong To The Band’
Sometimes even the most determinedly original artist finds a song from another source that speaks to her circumstances so powerfully that she must find a way to make it her own. For Organic Records’ Anya Hinkle, the passage of time and events has only made her new single, “I Belong To The Band,” even more meaningful, and there’s no one better equipped to tell its story than the singer/guitarist herself.
“I discovered ‘I Belong To The Band’ thanks to my friend and clawhammer banjo master John Herrmann, who gave me a recording of it by their old-time band, The Ruglifters,” she says. “The song resonated so deeply with me for its simplicity, its inclusiveness, and the sense of gratitude it imparts. It was written by Rev. Gary Davis and originally recorded with his signature fingerstyle blues guitar and powerful voice.
JC STEWART SHARES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “BREAK MY HEART”
Over the course of the last year, JC Stewart has made the kind of progress that makes him an artist to watch for 2021. He has already achieved a growing following of millions of monthly listeners, plus extensive airplay across the United Kingdom. And he’s set to make an immediate impact on the year ahead as he shares his new single “Break My Heart”, which he co-wrote with Niall Horan. It’s accompanied by an official video which was directed by Charlie Sarsfield (Stormzy, Dermot Kennedy), who also directed the video for JC’s previous single “I Need You To Hate Me”.
AS EVERYTHING UNFOLDS Share New Single “Wallow”
Melodic post-hardcore sextet AS EVERYTHING UNFOLDS have released their new single “Wallow”. The track is the fourth single taken from the band’s upcoming debut album ‘Within Each Lies The Other’, which is set for a March 26th release via Long Branch Records.
GRISELDA / BSF RECORDS DROP CONFLICTED SOUNDTRACK
Griselda / BSF Records have delivered CONFLICTED the original motion picture soundtrack for their debut feature film, which is out next Friday, January 15th. Harkening to the importance of soundtracks from 90’s films such as Juice, Streets is Watching, Sunset Park etc., the Executive Producers Westside Gunn and the Late DJ Shay curated a tracklisting of some of the best storytellers in the game. The album features Westside Gunn, Dave East, Lloyd Banks, Armani Caesar, Body James, Flee Lord, ElCamino, Eto, Ransom, among others. It includes production from Griselda in house producer Daringer, the late DJ Shay, Camouflage Monk, Cee Gee, IceRoxx, Fuse, 808 Mafia, and more.
THE HOLD STEADY share new single “Heavy Covenant”
Today The Hold Steady releases their new song, “Heavy Covenant.” It’s the second song released from the band’s eighth studio album, OPEN DOOR POLICY, arriving on the band’s Positive Jams label via Thirty Tigers on Friday, February 19, 2021. OPEN DOOR POLICY is available for digital and physical pre-orders now. All pre-orders will be joined by an instant-grat download of “Heavy Covenant” as well as “Family Farm.” In addition, OPEN DOOR POLICY is being released in a variety of formats, including standard black vinyl and limited editions of CD and colored vinyl. Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers will also be offering an exclusive limited-edition colored vinyl for independent record stores.
Minneapolis Alt-Rock Trio A Better Hand Sign With Mutant League Records
Mutant League Records has announced the signing of Minneapolis alt-rock band A Better Hand. The band’s debut ‘Cheap Smokes and Champagne’ was produced by Seth Henderson at ABG Recording (State Champs, Knuckle Puck), and includes 5 frenetic new tracks, which should appeal to fans of Issues & Point North.
Angelus Apatrida Releases New Single And Video For “Indoctrinate”
“When your new album is written and recorded during a global pandemic, you might expect some side effects on it. “Indoctrinate” is the opening track of ‘Angelus Apatrida’ and it’s probably the angriest song we ever composed! It reflects a mix of all feelings experienced throughout this past year and also how people were being radicalized via stupid extremist populism within society. There is no place for racism, fascism, homophobia or any other act of intolerance or bigotry in Rock music. Actually, there is no place for any of it in a civilized, democratic society. And it’s our responsibility to face it and not to look the other way. This is hostile music for hostile times,” states ANGELUS APATRIDA about the release.
Elektra Recording artist FITZ – best known as founder and namesake of LA-based multiplatinum band Fitz and the Tantrums – performed his debut solo single “Head Up High” during a nationally televised appearance on ABC’S “Good Morning America” this morning.
Devan Shares New Single “Night Drives”
Thanks to a transatlantic childhood, Toronto-born/London-raised singer-songwriter Devan is leaning into her wildly diverse musical influences to create a voice that’s all her own. On her debut EP, Pink Noise (set for release 2/26), Devan creates an honest introduction of who she is as an artist and producer, and a commitment to being honest as she reflects on the uncertainty that comes with navigating your 20s.
The Hold Steady shares new song; new album out Feb 19
Today The Hold Steady releases their new song, “Heavy Covenant.” It’s the second song released from the band’s eighth studio album, OPEN DOOR POLICY, arriving on the band’s Positive Jams label via Thirty Tigers on Friday, February 19, 2021. OPEN DOOR POLICY is available for digital and physical pre-orders now. All pre-orders will be joined by an instant grat download of “Heavy Covenant” as well as “Family Farm.” In addition, OPEN DOOR POLICY is being released in a variety of formats, including standard black vinyl and limited editions of CD and colored vinyl. Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers will also be offering an exclusive limited-edition colored vinyl for independent record stores.
¡ASÍ INICIAN EL AÑO JOSS FAVELA Y JESSI URIBE! DAN CÁTEDRA MUSICAL CON SU NUEVO TEMA “EL ALUMNO”
Colombia, enero 2021. El multipremiado cantautor mexicano JOSS FAVELA invita al también cantautor colombiano JESSI URIBE a formar parte de su nuevo lanzamiento “EL ALUMNO”, un himno al desamor con una pizca de picardía y nostalgia, que se estrena conjuntamente con su video clip oficial en la plataforma de videos YouTube.
La unión de dos grandes exponentes de la música latina ha causado mucha expectativa entre sus seguidores quienes ya perfilan el tema como un gran éxito en Colombia, México y América Latina.