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Regain hope and faith with Rev Peter Unger – ‘Selah’

Norwegian experimental-pop, Sturle Dagsland (ffo: FKA twigs, Björk, Sigur Rós) | Shares “Dreaming” single

He has his self-titled debut album release out on February 5 and we’ve got some support in the pipeline from Bandcamp Daily, MOJO, Under The Radar Magazine, etc so far. It’s a pretty diverse record with some very heavy, wild parts and other much more ethereal sections – this latest single, “Dreaming”, is definitely a cornerstone of the latter with hints of Björk, Sigur Rós and FKA twigs shining through. It was actually recorded in a lighthouse off the coast of the North Sea using South American flutes.

TEEN CREEPS drop noisy new single ‘Fall Out’!

Belgian indie rockers Teen Creeps are getting ready to drop their sophomore album ‘FOREVER’ in a few days time via [PIAS] Recordings. But first they are releasing new single ‘FALL OUT’ today!

‘FALL OUT’ is a catchy and punky indie rock banger that could please fans of Cloud Nothings, Yuck, No Age & powerpop godfather Bob Mould. Would love if you could have a listen / consider sharing.

Sorceress Of Sin Release ‘Empyre of Stones’ Lyric Video

UK metal band, SORCERESS OF SIN, have released a lyric video for ‘Empyre of Stones’, the track is taken from their debut album ‘Mirrored Revenge’, which was released on November 27th, 2020.

Non Serviam announce signing / new album with Code666!

The multi-talented, genre hopping anonymous collective Non Serviam have teamed up with label Code666 to bring forth another masterful release, blurring lines between genres and going beyond the boundaries that restrain them. Non Serviam creates a sonic collage of experimental, black, doom, grindcore, crust and industrial metal while staying within the framework of a baroque influence that will assault the auditory senses in the form of one of the most brutal and extreme releases of the year.

“Le Coeur Bat” (The Heart Beats) is comprised of 8 tracks which delve into the the deepest pits of the universe and worse even still, the darkest corners of the mind!

Non Serviam announce signing / new album with Code666

Listen: ‘Rain’ – new single from Luke Gomm

‘Rain’ is the new single and follow-up to the exceptional debut ‘I’m Thru’ from London based artist/producer/creative Luke Gomm, released on his own label, Taste of ’96.

Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor) remixes ‘Bee Cage’ by psych band Japanese Television

Following the release of their ‘III’ EP in September of last year, psych-rock band Japanese Television hand over the reigns to several producers to put their own twist on the originals. Set for release on Tip Top Recordings on March 19th, the remix EP enlists the talents of U.N.K.L.E AKA James Lavelle, Phantasy Sound affiliate James Welsh, KMAH residents Space Age Freak Out, Desolate Spools alumni International Teachers of Pop and Factory Floor’s Gabe Gurnsey, who turns the otherworldly psych of the original into a reverb-drenched groove adding signature hard-hitting drums and minimal synths.

Force of Nature, Singer-Songwriter Franki Pineapple, Fights Back with New Single, Evil Love

Franki Pineapple is back with a new single, Evil Love, a track far less likely to have the radio censors scurrying for their ‘bleep’ button like previous radio hit, F**k It Man! but still packed with power and fury! Franki has already crammed more into her life than countless blockbusters made in her hometown of Hollywood and Evil Love is a reflection of these experiences – good, bad and ugly:

“I wrote Evil Love solo with my acoustic guitar (in 2008) and it became my anthem. I’ve performed it all over Los Angeles, in NYC, Nashville and various cities. It was my signature song for years; inspired by a seemingly endless romantic entanglement with an older man, which led me down the rabbit hole into the deepest, darkest obsession you could ever imagine. It was a living nightmare that ended up being one of the most beautiful and fruitful experiences of my life. Evil Love has evolved over the years. It has come to symbolize so much more than a painful love affair. The song is not frozen in time.”

Country-Pop Artist Brady Lee Announces New Single “Liquorish”

“Liquorish was a lightbulb moment for me. When I first moved to town, this girl named Allie was a part of the crew that I rolled with. She was into me, I was into her, but it wasn’t until I was a junior in high school that I had the courage to ask her out. We got married when I was 21. I wanted to write a song that perfectly captured the moment when I realized that I wanted more than a friendship. Liquorish is my love story,” Brady explains.

It’s FaB! iTunes Chart-topping Pop Duo Releases New Single/Lyric Video “Persuasion”

Now, FaB is releasing a second single from the album. The song, “Persuasion” was written by Neil, as a special request to Bee: “Bee is a die-hard Jane Austen fan and asked me to write a song with the title of one of her most famous works, ‘Persuasion,’ in a modern day scenario,” Neil says. “As Bee’s wish is my command, I have done so.”

Fitzsimon wrote and plays guitar on the track, while Brogan engineered, sang vocals, played keys and drums. “Persuasion” was mixed by Pat Collier (Katrina and the Waves, The Vibrators.)

Ready for broadcast… Point Of View from Irish house artist Darren Regan featuring vocals from Australian singer Tara Lynn

Point Of View has now entered the Irish Shazam charts and has already received over 2,000 Shazams.
Darren Regan started to DJ at the age 17 in Ireland. He had a 3 year residency in his hometown in Mayo while studying at Dublin City University. During his time in Dublin, he started to dabble in production and also began DJing at college events. Regan was also active in the student radio station DCUfm where he presented dance shows. After University he worked as a Presenter on SPIN South West for a number of years while playing clubs and festivals across Ireland including Longitude and Electric Picnic.

Fimber Bravo Shares New Single ‘Hiyah Man’

‘Hiyah Man’ mirrors the eclectic mix of sounds on the upcoming album. Bravo’s signature steel pan plays throughout, embedded in a bold bass line to boot. The energy of the track is infectious; it’s plain to the ears that the ‘Hiyah Man’, like a lot of Lunar Tredd, was recorded as a single live take.

Fimber Bravo Shares New Single ‘Hiyah Man’

Christee Palace Haunts with “What Have You Done To Me”

After releasing a string of singles in 2020, Christee is now following up with “What Have You Done To Me” – a haunting, vulnerable pop track showcasing the artist’s vocals.


Turbulence is a new progressive rock/metal band from Lebanon. Coming from a region not exactly famous for prog music, Turbulence has emerged from their local scene and is ready to compete on a world stage. The band is preparing to unleash their sophomore album, “Frontal,” a concept album which showcases Turbulence’s ability to combine compelling musical storytelling with modern sounds and production.

Turbulence was founded in 2013 by two extremely gifted composers, guitarist Alain Ibrahim and keyboardist Mood Yassin. Omar El Hage (vocals), Sayed Gereige (drums) and Anthony Atwe (bass) round out the band’s line-up. The band started when Mood sent Alain a sample of a song that really piqued his interest. The meeting of the two men felt like an inevitable event and the two prog-loving songwriters, both among the most skilled and proficient musicians and instrumentalists in their country, teamed up with the rest of the line-up to complete their shared vision. Turbulence’s goal is to bring their unique style of progressive music from the Middle East to the world.


DEAD ORIGINAL Release their next single/video “Blasted” from the forthcoming album ‘Bought and Sold’ with TLG Entertainment and INgrooves. “Blasted” follows the previous releases “Bought and Sold”, “Let It Burn”, and “Restrained” from the up and coming album due February 26th of this year. Each single builds upon itself and “Blasted” continues to lay down the stepping stones as Dead Original rounds out the corners in their development of hard rock today with old school grooves. This is a solid work to be employed and valued in your collection.

ICYMI: Tyler Shaw (Creator of ArtistsCAN ft. Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé + more) Releases Video For New Single “When You’re Home” via Sony Music

Already jumpstarting the new year, multi-platinum artist, producer, and singer-songwriter Tyler Shaw serenades on his breathtaking ballad “When You’re Home” out now via Sony Music.

At a time where love and security is needed more than ever, Tyler Shaw delivers on his most romantic track to date. Through sultry vocals and subtle guitar plucking, “When You’re Home” opens softly but as the track progresses it is cascaded by triumphant percussion, serene strings, and Tyler’s captivating vocals all culminating into a passionate performance on how the power of love moves us.

SANDY MCKNIGHT & FERNANDO PERDOMO Release Second EP “San Fernando Blitz”

After last January’s release of their successful first collaboration, Albany-area artist Sandy McKnight and Los Angeles’ ubiquitous multi-instrumentalist/producer Fernando Perdomo are about to hit the road running with this year’s model,”San Fernando Blitz”.

Their last set, “San Fernando Beat”, met with wide acclaim, with critics and fans alike. Named ‘best EP of 2020’ by PowerPop News, the songs “Any Time of Day” and “Fake” were breakout hits, getting national and international airplay.

The new EP by the team features 6 power pop killers, with the first single scheduled to be the dancy-hooky “Living on the Westside”, due out January 4.

McKnight has been an in-demand bassist since the 70s, and has worked with many notables as a musician and producer. His large catalog of self-penned songs can be heard regularly on TV and in films.

Perdomo has become one of the top session players and producers on the west coast. He’s been called the ‘Todd Rundgren of L.A.’, and was featured with Jacob Dylan in the recent documentary ‘Echo in the Canyon’, now playing on Netflix.

This new set highlights Perdomo on guitar, drums and keys. McKnight plays bass and sings leads and harmonies on all 6 tracks. Recording took place at Reseda Ranch Studio in L.A., and Systems Two in NYC.


Black River Delta is blues-rock band originating from Bollnäs, Sweden. The foursome have released two studio albums – Devil on the Loose (2016) and Vol. II (2018), and are poised to drop their latest heavy-hitting full-length effort Shakin’ this spring.

The band’s gritty blues-rock sound draws from classic blues legends like Robert Johnson, the raw style of R. L. Burnside and modern artists as The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr. and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

LA-Based, Heavy Alt-Rock Project, Soundhoose is Crazy-Good on Their New Single, “Psycho” (V13.net)

2020 ravaged the globe in many ways, from politics to social issues, and physical to mental health, and LA-based, heavy alt rocker​ project, ​Soundhoose has crafted a new release that sums up the worldwide sentiment: Quarantine Psycho​, out April 16, 2021 according to central figure/songwriter Brandon Smith, aka Mr Bad Luck.

Soundhoose is Crazy-Good on Their New Single, “Psycho” [Premiere]

Arichussettes Sticks To The Code With New Lyric Video “Spit Nothing But Street” Feat. ETO

New England’s always grinding rapper Arichussettes delivers another underground and unruly lyric video Spit Nothing But Street featuring NY hood legend ETO. Directed by Sando films and produced by OG7 the track speaks to the gritty routine of two hustlers with a sharp cut chorus by DJ Slipwax. “Street life is grimey but to me its glamorous if you stick to the code” says Arichussettes. Check it out now on Youtube and your preferred digital streaming platform via Warecords.

FIVE IRON FRENZY Drops New Album ‘Until This Shakes Apart’- Their First In Over 7 Years

Denver, CO ska/rock stalwarts Five Iron Frenzy have surprised fans by dropping a brand new album, titled ‘Until This Shakes Apart.’

The 13-track, crowd-funded LP is now streaming on all digital platforms.

Lead vocalist Reese Roper says, “Friends. We all believe this is the best thing we’ve ever made as Five Iron Frenzy. Thank you for being part of this, and for sticking by us all these years. Here’s to 25 more years of us loving you guys!”


Ferocious riffs set the metalcore sound on fire for SEASONS and their latest video-single “Killing Season”. The vicious lyrics and scorching performance give “Killing Season” its complete story. “Killing Season” was written from the perspective of Jason of Friday the 13th’s franchise. The latest installment, Friday the 13th: Vengence 2, will be released in the fall of 2021. “Killing Season” is sliced and ready to let you bang your head and it is here to make you scream!

Young Clancy Drops New Track “MIGHT COULD” feat. Chris LaRocca

With a finger on the pulse of Toronto’s new sound, beatmaker Young Clancy pairs his distinct and vibrant beats with Chris LaRocca’s (his previous collaborator on 2019’s “Dead”) smooth vocals to share a brand new single entitled “MIGHT COULD.”

New Asphalt Valentine Single ‘Saving’


Liverpool based artist and new name to the music scene – Amber Jay ended 2020 by giving us the first teaser of her debut EP with her single ‘Pencilled Brims’ – a futuristic synth fueled bedroom-pop adventure. The track gained support from BBC Introducing, Huw Stephens on Radio 1, Amazing Radio, and caught the eye of tastemakers such as Earmilk, When The Horn Blows, God Bless The Bands, Riot Mag and more. Alongside support from Spotify, who added the track to their ‘Fresh Finds: Pop’ Editorial playlist.

MUSIC: Amber Jay drops a brand new music video for Pencilled Brims

YAWNING SONS: unveil first track and new album details!

YAWNING SONS, the transatlantic collaboration between instrumental desert legends Yawning Man and UK trance rock cultists Sons of Alpha Centauri, share the details and artwork for their upcoming sophomore album ‘Sky Island’, to be released on March 26th and available to preorder today through Ripple Music. Stream first single “Shadows and Echoes” exclusively on Brooklyn Vegan!

For ‘Sky Island’, the original YAWNING SONS line up that delivered the ‘Ceremony to the Sunset’ debut in 2009 returned, once again including exclusive performances from Mario Lalli, Scott Reeder and Wendy Rae Fowler. However, this desert rock heritage line up now includes highly respected desert rock stalwart Dandy Brown (Hermano, Orquesta del Desierto), also joining the band by performing on several tracks.

Moriah Formica Announces All-Girl Band PLUSH and First Single “Hate”

PLUSH is an all-female rock band with a mission––to bring an all-girl rock band back to the forefront of the music industry. PLUSH is composed of four talented musicians, all under the age of 21, whose accomplishments and talent eclipse their age. This female rock force is fronted by singer/guitarist Moriah Formica, drummer Brooke Colucci, lead guitarist Bella Perron and bassist Ashley Suppa.

Moriah skyrocketed to national recognition when she appeared on NBC’s The Voice. Miley Cyrus referred to her as a “Rock Goddess.” Brooke, also known by her moniker Rock Angel, has even earned a nod from John Lennon’s official Facebook page, as she built her social media empire. Together, Moriah and Brooke have over 28 million views on their videos across social media platforms in 2020.

Gemini Syndrome Releases New Music Video “IDK” Today

“IDK plays with the double entendre, ‘I decay’ and ‘IDK’ (I don’t know) to illustrate the Voltaire quote, ‘The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing,'” states Gemini Syndrome vocalist Aaron Nordstromabout the newest release.

Gemini Syndrome drummer Brian Steele Medina adds, “IDK opens the door to the idea that we have to be willing to discard our old ideas and identity to give space for new ideas to grow and allow a more evolved identity to flourish. The last thing we want to do is to get stuck in old patterns of thought and behavior. This is an essential principal as we progress through the various degrees of the initiatory traditions.”

New Single From Tobyraps – Motivator + Hip-Hop Artist

In the video, Tobyraps points out that happiness is a work ethic – something we have to consistently work to maintain. This contributes to his upcoming album, Make Yourself Happy, releasing later this year.

AZIOLA CRY: Chicago Instrumental Progressive Metal Trio To Release The Ironic Divide Full-Length Through Sensory Records In March; Teaser And More Issued

Chicago-based instrumental metal trio AZIOLA CRY is set to release their third album, The Ironic Divide, now confirmed for late March release through New Jersey-based progressive metal label Sensory Records. The album’s details including its cover art, track listing, and a brief teaser have been issued.

AZIOLA CRY is Jason Blake on Warr Guitar, Mike Milaniak on guitar, and Tommy Murray on drums. The trio released their debut album, Ellipsis, in 2005, followed by Ghost Conversations in 2007. The group has performed with bands such as Behold… The Arctopus, Don Caballero, Tiles, Far Corner, and others, while appearing at progressive rock festivals including M.A.R.S. Fest and more.

Erica Knox – “Running Inside of My Brain”

Inspiration for this song came from a relationship that wasn’t meant to be. Start to finish, there were so many red flags and obvious signs that were ignored. I’m always looking for that fairytale ending, hoping that even when it’s unrealistic, it will somehow work out. And I wanted that so bad with this person, but it just wasn’t happening, no matter how hard I tried. Although this person was wrong for me, I still had to grieve the relationship, and accept that I have to surrender to these feelings until they’ve fully healed.

I reflect on that time after a breakup where even after you’ve made peace and come to terms with it, something brings you back as if it happened yesterday. You relive it all, imagining what that could have been, and everything that went wrong.

Regain hope and faith with Rev Peter Unger – ‘Selah’