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Album & Video: D’Lyfa Reilly – TIME & TIDE

Village Live Records are proud to present ‘Time & Tide’, the new album by Mancunian poet and emcee, D’Lyfa Reilly.

The 12-track album is entirely produced by Village Live artist Aver and features laid-back sampled grooves that provide D’Lyfa with space and time to weave his complex, wisdom-filled lyrics.


Iconoclastic rapper Lil Boom releases his latest EP Odessa’s Garden, out now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects. Known for his tongue-in-cheek allusions to fantasy, video games, and pop culture, Odessa’s Garden is a 6-song project that features previous single “an evil witches love spell” and standout opening track “violet evergarden.” The EP arrives alongside the music video for “an evil witches love spell.”

London Based Singer-Songwriter Tom Speight Shares New Track 

Today, London-based artist Tom Speight releases “Everything’s Waiting For You” via Nettwerk Records. This is the first single taken from his forthcoming album released in the autumn of 2021.

Using a selection of synths, different piano sounds and guitar delays to create “Everything’s Waiting For You,” the track crosses between Tom’s delicate acoustic sound to a bigger sonic palette showcased on the upcoming new record.

Echosmith Release Reimagined Version of “Tell Her You Love Her” ft. Mat Kearney

“’Tell Her You Love Her’ turned out to be one of the most important songs we’ve ever written. Whether it was the song someone proposed to or this was the song they had their first dance to, it’s amazing to see how it’s touched so many. Having Mat sing on it just took it to the next level for me. We’ve been fans of him for a long time and the fact that he wanted to do this meant so much to us and made the song even more special,” shares Echosmith about the song. “During quarantine, we rediscovered this beautiful version of a fan favorite and I’m so happy everyone gets to finally hear it. I hope it brings back all those memories and gives you a chance to make some new ones too.”

Hard rockers Affinity Falls erupt with debut single “Redline”

Houston hard rock band Affinity Falls has released their debut single “Redline.” The music video premiered via New Noise Magazine.

“Redline” is an eruptive track about letting go of the toxic things in your life. Letting go even when it’s the only thing in the world you wish you could have, because you know that is the only thing you haven’t done to make it better.

“We made ‘Redline’ at a huge changing point in my life,” says vocalist Herbie Dunlap. “It’s written as if it’s right at the moment I realized everything was going to be different. I feel like everyone has lived through this moment at some point in there life.”


Following the release of “The Moon Is Dancing”, Vicious Rooster returns with the energetic “Something Goin ‘On”, a song full of rhythm, sharp guitars and a voice that seeks to capture the attention of the audience.

The single was mixed by Mikal Reid, who has worked with renowned artists such as Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper, Ben Harper, and Kenny Wayne Sheperd, among others.

LA Weekly premieres Basic Elements “New You” as part of “The Best Gig I Ever Saw” article

Jonathan Goldman writes “As a Gen-X kid growing up in Arizona, U2 taught me more about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. than my classroom ever did, but when the band came back through Arizona in 1992, I wasn’t compelled to see them for the umpteenth time… until I saw the opening acts. The Sugarcubes were on the bill, but so was Public Enemy. I was introduced to P.E. by the film Do the Right Thing. I was instantly drawn in by Terminator X’s filthy hard-hitting beats, but Chuck D’s messaging and firebrand wit rose beyond the music and opened my eyes to emotions and struggles I didn’t know much about. When I saw an opportunity to experience that live, I bought tickets to see U2 for what felt like the 1000th time…I knew Public Enemy was first on the bill, so I made sure I was there early. The lights went down. P.E. took the stage. The deep, dirty, almost violent groove of “By The Time I Get To Arizona” literally shook the entire stadium.”

The Best Gig I Ever Saw: Jonathan Goldman of Basic Elements

Outlaw Country Punk Johnny Ironsights to Release ‘Murder Mountain’ March 5th

Johnny Ironsights is pleased to announce the release of the first video off of his March 5th album, Murder Mountain. The title track arose from the lawless region of Humboldt County, California, known for marijuana cultivation and several disappearances and unsolved murders. “No one gives a damn what we do on Murder Mountain. No cops, no Feds to cannibalize this war.” American Songwriter premiered the video –

Johnny Ironsights Found Inspiration In a Deadly and Marijuana-Infested County on “Murder Mountain”


Today, alternative singer/songwriter Ricky Hil releases his latest single and music video “Tryin,” out now via 10K Projects. Following up the success of his November single “Break My Heart,” “Tryin” gives fans a glimpse into Ricky’s next full length project, SSDD, out soon. “I strive to bring the gritty truth of my generation into my music and lyrics,” he says. The music video for “Tryin,” directed by Aidan Cullen, captures that feeling visually, as Ricky walks through the dark-lit streets of LA, singing “life is unfair to you / life is unfair to me.”

ELECTRO-POP/DANCE ARTIST Alarke Announces New Single with Spiderhound “Real Down” – Out Now!

Los Angeles-based electro-pop artist Alarke (also known as Mary Alouette) has teamed up with multi-genre bass music producer Spiderhound to ring in the New Year with the release of her new dance single, “Real Down.” An uptempo track about escaping reality and enjoying a carefree night out on the town, “Real Down” marks Alarke’s return to the electronic dance music genre. The playful EDM track is now available on all digital platforms.

Outlaw Industrial Rock Outfit CHMCL STR8JCKT Releases “Texas,”

New Jersey-based CHMCL STR8JCKT is paying homage to the Lone Star State with “Texas,” the first single from the “outlaw industrial rock” act’s upcoming Cleopatra Records release, DRK PRGRSSN.

Fusing old school metal guitars with classic Wax Trax! era industrial music, CHMCL STR8JCKT brings vintage flavor to their sinister sound. “‘DRK PRGRSSN’ defines outlaw industrial music,” says vocalist Kevin Snell. “It’s a true fusion of metal, punk and hard rock within an industrial framework and horror-tinged ethos. ‘DRK PRGRSSN’ throws down the gauntlet and rejects genres. The first single, ‘Texas,’ is the anthem to kick off the apocalyptic party.”

New Video: Sammy Johnson Drops New Video “Cool & Easy”

Auckland singer-songwriter Sammy Johnson drops a new video for “Cool & Easy,” the title track and lead single from his highly anticipated album. Sammy Johnson’s album Cool & Easy is set for release on January 22nd via tastemaker label Mensch House Records. The album is already receiving critical praise from American Songwriter and TopShelf Music, who hailed, “Sammy Johnson’s Cool & Easy will be the perfect reset for a better and brighter year.”

Compton Artist Yella Boii Tha Duke Is Here!: “It’s Hip Hop, But His Music Gets The Crowd Going Wild!”

Meet Compton’s favorite artist “Yella Boii Tha Duke” as he debuts his new single entitled “Put It Down,” featuring Aye Swvyzii, and production done by “Sway on DA Beat.”

HELL-BORN – Release 2nd Single feat. Nergal

Hell-Born and Odium Records present the 2nd single “Blakk Metal” from the new album “Natas Liah”, which is announced for 26th of January. Adam “Nergal” Darski took a part in this track as a backing vocalist. “Blakk Metal” is a tribute song to the old black / death metal scene.


Infectious alternative quartet Far’N’Hate explodes with a powerful and enthralling video for the formation’s brand new single – the astounding “Prison Of Self”! Bleeding both passion and energy, the song showcases a formidable and cohesive blend and mixture of melody and intensity, which are absorbed in every aspect of the track’s essence, starting from the nature of its composition’s development and finishing with the instrumental proficiency, utilized throughout the process of materializing the unique song-writing vision of Far’N’Hate’s members.