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Toronto-based rock band Lammping – “Jaws of Life”

‘New Jaws’ is also the name of the band’s new EP. After their critically acclaimed debut LP release on Nasoni Records in July, Lammping started work on a new collection of songs, further expanding the sonic possibilities of psychedelic music. The foundation of the sound remains rooted in Jay Anderson’s heavy drumming and Mikhail Galkin’s melodic riffs, but with the addition of samples, drum machines and a variety of instrumentation, the EP’s sonic palate is just as indebted to Stereolab, De La Soul and Kraftwerk as it is to Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer and Sleep.

SILK ROAD Release Music Video For New Single ‘Amber’

After featuring in PowerPlay Magazine, Jack Wood Magazine, Playing the 100 club, O2 Islington and having already released two singles from their upcoming debut album ‘Grit for the Pretty’, SILK ROAD return with ‘Amber’.

Vantage releases vocal edit of ‘50//50’ ft. Absofacto

Vantage has unveiled a new vocal version of his viral smash ’50//50′, featuring LA-based artist Absofacto, out now.

The new version, ’50//50 (Dance With Myself)’, sees the breezy, carefree nature of the hit track further accentuated by Absofacto’s smooth, robot-like vocoder vocals. Initially released as part of Vantage’s debut album Metro City, the original is a TikTok sensation that has racked up 22 million Spotify streams since its August single drop. Meanwhile Vantage kicked off the new year with a remix of the Dua Lipa and Angèle global smash ‘Fever’.

ZARIF Chronicles Breast Cancer Battle On ‘Nothing But A Memory’

London melodic alt-pop/rock newcomer Zarif is proud to reveal the video for her new single ‘Nothing But A Memory’, which is out now.

A searingly honest account of her battle with breast cancer which has seen her fight and beat the disease twice, the defiant video sees Zarif shaving her own head in a bid to take control of a poignant and pivotal moment for many patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Dare Above Nemo shares new single ‘Everything’s A Countdown’

Dare Above Nemo has released his new single ‘Everything’s A Countdown’, the latest track to be taken from his newly announced debut EP, Mimic EP, out on February 12th.

An infectious blend of lush, melodic guitars and fragile vocals, the two-minute dream-pop anthem evokes a dark and eerie psychedelic mood, while remaining tightly grounded in its hook-laden pop roots.

New track from Tommy Newport, “Yellow Lines”

The rising singer, songwriter and producer has been recognized for his infectious performance on the internationally renowned YouTube series COLORS. His astounding live performance has led to over one million streams and the likes of Clash, DIY Mag, Hypebeast, High Snobiety, Beats 1 Radio and Flaunt Magazine all recently touting Newport as the next big thing.


Noizu has kicked off the new year with a brand new vocal edit of recent smash ‘Summer 91’, out now on RCA.

Titled ‘Summer 91 (Looking Back)’, the new version pairs the nostalgic energy of the original with euphoric vocals, transforming the track into an undeniable crossover anthem. Released last summer on Noizu’s Techne imprint, ‘Summer 91’ has already amassed over 4.5 million streams to date, championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1 tastemakers Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw and Danny Howard, alongside continued support from Kiss FM, Kiss Fresh and Capital Dance.

MATT McMANAMON (Dead 60s) – Launches solo career with “Jumpin’ The Gun”

“This is the shape of things to come” chimes MATT McMANAMON in the opening line of his solo return, a sentiment that heralds a fresh start for the former The Dead 60s frontman and marks a confident new precedent for 2021.

Today (15th January), McManamon will release “Jumpin’ The Gun” via Fretsore Records. The track is the first taste of his long-awaited debut album ‘Scally Folk’, due later this year.

Pressure – ‘What You See’ (New Single)

Stockholm Sweden’s ‘Story Metal’ trio PRESSURE have delivered yet again with another riveting and mesmerizing track from their up-and-coming album. Right from the opening laughter and guitar riffs from the heavy guitars, the song just keeps your ears at attention and wanting more. Olof’s growling but clear tone just grabs and brings you inside the track. This single release is from the trio’s up and coming album which will be self released sometime late April, early May.

KING ZEBRA Post Music Video For New Single ‘She Don’t Like My R’n’R’

The song was produced and mixed by Oscar Nilsson (Hank von Hell, Engel, We sell the dead) at Crehate Studios. Mastered by Thomas «Plec» Johansson (Thundermother, Soilwork, Firewind) at Panic Room Studio.

LOTAN debut EP “Nihil sacrum” today

Today is the day the idols start to fall. LOTAN, the Danish melodic black metal band featuring two members from Vanir, release their debut EP “Nihil sacrum” via UPRISING! Records.

In draconian times, like the ones the world is currently living, the apocalyptic, epic melodic black metal approach of Lotan might very well be the soundtrack of the state of the world address. And the five tracks in “Nihil sacrum” doesn’t disappoint.

Immortalizer – Lemmy (Single) – (Heavy Metal)

Dave D.R. is a multi-instrumentalist recording artist and performer from Ontario Canada. He released his debut EP on CD and 7” Vinyl in 2016 and on social media in 2020. he is currently writing and recording the first full length album. “Special thanks to Jobert Mello of SLEDGEHAMMER GRAPHIX for his amazing cover art as well as the new Immortalizer logo” – Dave D.R.

6 track EP from UK pairing is ‘A Beautiful Mess’

Wish Master has seen his career grow rapidly over the past 3 years. From being one of the most important up and coming emcees to emerge from Bristol, to supporting Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, and being the first Bristol rapper to record at the legendary BBC Maida Vale after being featured on the impressive BBC Music Introducing Ones to Watch in 2019.


Following on from the highly anticipated and very successful previous releases, including the anthemic “Grow Up”, the candid “Right Here With Me” and the vicious “A Shortcut”, pop punk/metalcore quartet Octopus Montage is now back with a fourth brand new single, which aims to further establish and confirm the quality of the group’s activity, musicianship and likeability – “Dopamine”! Creating a captivating blend of vocal passages, dynamic guitars, a prominent rhythm section and an abundance of talent and character from the musicians, “Dopamine” showcases the more personal nature of the group through the peculiar composition and the genuine sincerity and realness of the utilized lyrics, all further highlighted by the accompanying video’s nature and specifics.

Natalie Gelman’s New Music Video Will Help Put 2020 Behind Us

Natalie Gelman, folk-pop singer-songwriter, released her newest music video for her single ‘2020’. The fun and sassy video captures the craziness of last year with heightened versions of what we may have found ourselves doing at home in quarantine, complete with camping in a tent in our living room.

York Calling said ‘2020’ is; “An appropriate farewell to the year that wasn’t. In a folksy-pop style a little reminiscent of Taylor Swift, Natalie calls out Covid deniers while self-deprecatingly spelling out her own plans that have been derailed. It’s all wrapped up into an earworm chorus.”

Yung Stakks – “Swing My Door (feat. G Herbo)” | Music Video

Chine Music’s Yung Stakks is back with another Westside Chicago street anthem. Bringing along fellow Chicago rap star G Herbo on the Glazer & KXVI produced “Swing My Door”. Yung Stakks delivers a high energy flow to describe his fast-paced lifestyle, getting money in the streets and enjoying the luxuries it affords.

Wild Youth “Champagne Butterflies” for SKOPE MAG

Surfacing with slick synth production and a euphoric 80s flair, “Champagne Butterflies” further showcases the quartet’s talent for blood-rushing choruses and memorable melodies. Since their debut, their sleek and swift alt-pop creations have collected millions of streams and have left listeners thirsty for more. Landing themselves high-profile support from the likes of Mumford and Sons and Zara Larsson, the band’s affinity for sonic-risk taking has seen hype across WONDERLAND, THE INDEPENDENT and THE TELEGRAPH. This latest kaleidoscopic instalment is yet another example of the band’s constant and consistent evolution, paving their way to conquer the Irish Pop scene, and beyond.


Today, emerging alternative R&B artist, Ruby, is making her debut with the release of a seductive single, “Come Clean,” alongside an even more seductive video. Written by Ruby and produced by Richie Beretta (Major Lazer, Beyoncé, Parliament-Funkadelic), “Come Clean” weaves elements of ’90s hip-hop and soul that pushes the boundaries of the alternative R&B landscape over a dreamy, lo-fi beat. The video for “Come Clean” was shot during quarantine in Hudson, N.Y., by director Mary-Kate Schneider, whose intimate and nostalgic lens perfectly complement the gauzy, sensual sound of “Come Clean” .

Ruby Drops Sultry ‘Come Clean’ Video

GHOST IRIS Release New Single + Music Video for “paper tiger”

Danish dynamites GHOST IRIS have released their brand new single “paper tiger”, along with an accompanying music video. It’s the band’s first single off their new album, coming Spring 2021.

Ghost Iris about the new single “paper tiger”:
“Life is a rollercoaster. A rollercoaster where the hunters become the hunted and the weak become the strong. In the end, no one cares and our world will dwindle, for time sheds no tear. It’s a song that centers around nihilism, misanthropy and the inevitable end. Paper tigers are plenty, but the real tigers are few. Who are you?”

Anturage & Alexey Union deliver latest instalment from Disco Halal

Disco Halal returns with new track ‘Bad Romance’ from Anturage & Alexey Union, as well as remixes from Biesmans, Damon Jee and Kadosh, out 15th January.

Capturing the essence of the Disco Halal sound, ‘Bad Romance’ is a chugging dancefloor cut that’s characterised by piercing snares and a hypnotic synth-line. Fizzing with visceral energy, Belgian artist Biesmans delivers a pitched-up, menacing take of the track on his remix. French DJ and producer Damon Jee then crafts an atmospheric rework before Tel Aviv’s Kadosh closes things out with a fluttering, richly textured edit. It marks the first release of the new Disco Halal format, which has changed from two singles to one single with remixes.

ICYMI: Sam DeRosa shares video for “Unfinished”

Sam DeRosa takes a bow at curtain call with “Unfinished” – the final official video to be released off her debut EP The Medicine out now via Monument Records.

“Unfinished” serves as the necessary healing before closure. It’s the soundtrack to your aimless yet introspective late-night drives and the weight lifted from your shoulders as you come to terms with reality.

“Some stories don’t get an ending and some people never get a proper goodbye. I knew that I wanted to touch on this idea that maybe this is what it is. Maybe we are just meant to be open-ended and there’s no ending, and there’s no reason for that?” Sam explains, speaking on the inspiration behind the track. “When I wrote ‘Unfinished’ I knew it would be the opening to the EP. It was a song I needed because I couldn’t find one that perfectly fit how I was feeling. I didn’t want the song to feel totally sad though, so I wanted to be able to cry a little but dance through it. Put all those feelings together and BOOM, we made ‘Unfinished.’”

WITHERFALL – Release “The Other Side of Fear” Video Clip (NSFW)

After already a headlong dive into the aesthetics of classic 80s horror movies with the clip for “As I Lie Awake” WITHERFALL are further exploring their nightmarish journey with “The Other Side of Fear” which was directed by Cig Neutron and KasL.

Annika Wells Releases “F*ck Being Sober,”

On “Fuck Being Sober,” her voice coasts above palm-muted acoustic guitar as she urges, “So, pour me another, one for my brother, and two for my parents, I know they can’t stand this.” In between thanking day-one friends, the song affirms her pledge to skip a 9-to-5 (“That shit is so boring!”), live out her dream, and recognize “We die, then it’s over, so fuck being sober.”

Wheel release brand new single ‘Hyperion’

“This song was inspired by ‘Hyperion Cantos’ by Dan Simmons and considers humanity’s relationship to mortality and ultimately, death,” explains vocalist and guitarist James Lascelles.

Lil Rap drops a music video for I’m Hot

“I’m hot give the fans to know I’m coming on hotter than ever.” – Lil Rap


Bahar Kizil is a young singer and influencer based in Germany. Since the beginning of her career, Bahar has shown outstanding performance skills. Her charismatic personality and amazing vocals have gained her a strong foothold in the music industry. Best known being as a former member of a pop trio Monrose, Bahar continues to pursue her passion for music. Another one of her strengths as an artists is her versatility. For latest news and updates from Bahar follow her on Instagram.


At a time when people are separated by lockdown, divisive politics and culture wars, LA-based singer-songwriter GoldFord’s ‘Walk With Me’ is emerging as a powerful anthem of togetherness. Regardless of our current situation, it’s a potent reminder that a little togetherness can be invaluable as we wait for these times to pass.