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Your Paris Release Dreamy New Single “First”

Your Paris is Nick Babcock and Laila Kharouba. Their pop tunes are fresh yet familiar upon first listen. Since their commencement at the start of 2020, the duo has made a splash in the Ontario music scene. Their last single “Rooms” reached new listeners after being placed on three Spotify editorial playlists: New Music Friday Canada, It’s a Bop, and Fresh Finds: Pop. They are determined to stay in the honeymoon phase of their career: in love with, and inspired by their music.

Leeds indie upstarts TALKBOY share whimsical new cut ‘Wrapped In Blue’ | out January 20th

Leeds indie risers Talkboy share whimsical new cut ‘Wrapped In Blue’, set for release January 20th via Come Play With Me / LAB Records.

Forming the title-track from the band’s upcoming EP out February 11th, ‘Wrapped In Blue’ follows nostalgia-tinged lead single ‘Stupid Luck’ and rousing second effort ‘Sky Is Falling’, with their anthemic sensibilities and mature songwriting cementing the sextet’s status as one of Yorkshire’s finest prospects.

Sanya N’Kanta Shares New song “Waste My Time” – “These Are The Days” EP Out February 12

Today, the Jamaican-born, Charlotte-based musician Sanya N’Kanta has shared his new song “Waste My Time.” The track is currently streaming via Under The Radar who writes, “the steady pulse of N’Kanta’s guitar and his chiming acoustic licks carry the song along beautifully, while his impassioned vocals give the track a punch that recalls the best of Brittany Howard’s work. N’Kanta speaks moving universal truths with soulful power on ‘Waste My Time.’

Architects Share New Track/Video “Dead Butterflies”

Today, Architects are thrilled to share “Dead Butterflies,” the third single off their forthcoming ninth studio album For Those That Wish To Exist. Accompanying “Dead Butterflies” is a breathtaking music video, filmed at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London, in November last year.

Melodic Death Metal Unit WOLFHEART to Release “Skull Soldiers” EP this March!

As if announcing today’s new virtual performance stream wasn’t enough of an early holiday gift (see below for more information), Finnish melodic death metal mainstays WOLFHEARTare doubling their musical output with the announcement of their upcoming EP, Skull Soldiers, scheduled for release on March 5, 2021 via Napalm Records!

WOLFHEART continue the heroic battle forged on their highly-acclaimed 2020 full-length, Wolves of Karelia, with two new, frostbitten Winter War-inspired singles and two special rarities. The new studio tracks featured on the EP, “Skull Soldiers” and “Hereditary”, both explore new territory while maintaining the WOLFHEART trademark sound – searing through the mountainous ice with colossal, guttural vocals, driving blastbeats and rhythms.

New Release from Sahony Ft La Insuperable “Toy Pega”

FUATH Reveals New Album Details, Shares First Single

FUATH, the atmospheric black metal offshoot of SAOR’s Andy Marshall, will be releasing its upcoming full-length ‘II,’ on March 19 via Season of Mist Underground Activists. The album artwork, tracklist, and details, can be found below. In addition, FUATH has shared the official music video for “Prophecies,” the first single from the upcoming opus.

Bad Religion Share “Emancipation Of The Mind”

Preeminent Los Angeles band Bad Religion have just released “Emancipation Of The Mind,” an outtake from the band’s critically acclaimed 2019 album Age Of Unreason. The track’s upbeat messaging calls for reason and open-mindedness as a new administration is welcomed into the White House today. Bad Religion have always advocated for humanism, reason, and individualism, which has never been more essential.

IONOPHORE: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Pardis”

Oakland, California and London, UK-based cinematic ambient trio IONOPHORE – founded by members of Vastum, Fyrhtu, Not Quite So, Betterthief, and more – will unveil their lush fourth album, Knells, independently at the end of February. Alongside the release album’s cover art, track listing, preorders, and more, BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive premiere of its first single, “Pardis.”


Skope Magazine x Octopus Montage

“Dopamine” is a self-deprecating and angst-fuelled track all about growing up and navigating the world as a “real adult.” The title comes from the naturally ocurring chemical in our brains that helps us feel good – and the music video is sure give you a dose of your own with its special guest stars: the band and their friends pets.

WINTER’S VERGE – single “Blood on the Foam” from album “The Ballad of James Tig”

Winter’s Verge is one of Cyprus’ most successful metal bands. Since its formation in 2005, the band has so far released 4 full studio albums and 3 Eps and built a strong reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in Cyprus, with a powerful blend of epic, melodic and symphonic metal. The band is made up of 6 of the most experienced and respected musicians in the Cypriot rock and metal scene – George Charalambous on vocals, Deniel Pavlovsky and Savvas Parperi on guitars, Stavry Michael on keys, Miguel Trapezaris on bass and Danny Georgiou on drums.

Raz – “One Time for Your Mind”

“One Time for Your Mind,” my new single, was born out of a simple instrumental I wrote with Taabu to use for an Instagram freestyle. Revisiting the track a few months after we came up with it, I realized just how much emotion and power Taabu had built into it. A previous demo I had made provided the concept and lyrical inspiration for the song you hear today, a milestone for me as a vocalist.


slenderbodies kick off 2021 on a high note, with the release of their euphoric new single “superpowerful” with Crooked Colours. The light, airy track features a fun dance beat and vibey guitar licks. Comprising of Max Vehuni and Benji Cormack, slenderbodies showcase the dream pop that has seen them rack up tens of millions of streams online and widescale press support. The track follows recent track “cherry blossom,” which received praise from Billboard, Complex, and many more.

British Synth outfit The Prosaics unveil a wry and retro lo -fi video to latest single ‘Frown’

The Prosaics, aka A.G. Williams, is one man with a machine, who through his songs offers both romance and disappointment and is a solution to the vacuous pop that seems to dominate the airwaves. His songs are wry, scornful and cripplingly English. ‘Frown’ the debut single from this uniquely clever and obscure music artist, is released via DistroKid.

‘Frown’ explores the under-appreciated notion that all emotions should be worthwhile in the human experience. The song controversially triumphs the thought that one should strive to be unhappy. Excommunicate from the cult of silver linings and fake smiles. The track was recorded entirely naked in the dark!

Anna Leone | new single out now (Paul Butler prod, 18 million streams)

Anna Leone today releases a new single ‘Once’, produced by Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Hurray For The Riff Raff) and released via AllPoints/Half Awake. Released alongside a stunning video shot on The Azores, the new single follows 2020’s ‘Wondering’ – also produced by Butler – which arrived close on the tail of Stockholm native Anna’s win at the 2020 Music Moves Talent Awards (alongside Flohio, girl in red and Pongo). Leone emerged in 2018 with her widely applauded debut EP ‘Wandered Away’, drawing fans at 6Music including Lauren Laverne & Guy Garvey, alongside Ones To Watch tips from Spotify and Youtube, and over 18 million streams online. ‘Once’ is streaming across all platforms , alongside the new video, from here.

Emmett Lucius Pharaoh Shares Epic Single “Sleepless Nights”

With well over ten thousand hours spent in the studio, Emmett Lucuis Pharaoh has developed a unique sound to his music, by producing, writing, recording all of his own tracks. In his young career he has already showcased his prolific talent, etching out his own individual path in the entertainment industry.

Piqued Jacks announce new album with Elephant

Following on from the enormous success of their recently released singles ‘Every Day Special’ and ‘Golden Mine’ in recent months, the former of which gathered airplay on BBC Radio Wales, Kerrang Radio, Soho Radio and Amazing Radio UK, as well as being added to the ‘Just Discovered’ section of MTV New Generation Italy, Italian outfit Piqued Jacks have now returned to continue the support for their upcoming new album ‘Synchronizer’ with the soaring new offering ‘Elephant’, out on the 20th January via INRI.

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE: Metal Injection Premieres “Ascend” Video From Israeli Prog Outfit

Israeli progressive metal outfit SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE prepares to release their new single, “Ascend,” through Sensory Records this Friday. Preceding its official release, Metal Injection is now hosting an exclusive premiere of a video for “Ascend.”

While their new LP for Sensory Records is finalized for Spring release, SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE presents “Ascend,” through a lively video captured on the band’s European tour with Orphaned Land before the global pandemic halted performances.

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE's New Song "Ascend" Is Prog Perfection

New England Extreme Metal Act AVERSED Reveals Second Video, “Laboratory,” from Upcoming Album

New England-based extreme metal quintet AVERSED has revealed a video for the scientific-inspired track “Laboratory” from the band’s upcoming release, Impermanent.

Warren Dunes’ “Tether” is here to help you feel normal again

Meditative chants, chamber pop, and a generally beachy vibe- why, because we need it!

Today Seattle based family band, Warren Dunes is sharing their newest single, “Tether” off their upcoming album, ‘Get Well Soon,’ out on March 19th 2021. Both haunting and just the right sort of weird, “Tether” works as a meditative chant about, as the band says, “the deep fear and confusion anyone sitting in a hospital bed might experience when they are in their last moments.”

Warren Dunes Channel Fear and Confusion on New Single “Tether”

Babygirl Release Intimate Live Video for “Easy”

Watch the video for “EASY” which speaks to the self-destructive thrill of unrequited love through soft synths and guitar echoes and likens the experience to being tossed around in a demolition derby. Talented songwriters who fill their music with clever lyrics and an unmistakably distinctive perspective, and accomplished producers who recently worked with Lauv on “Canada,” Babygirl are definitely one to watch as they gear up for a big 2021.