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Sean Prusko – Someday [Deep/Slap House PROMO]

We are so exited to welcome Sean Prusko, making his debut on Epic Tones with his latest offering ‘Someday’, a prime Deep House tune with strong Slap House influences.

MEMORIAM Release Single “Onwards Into Battle” – New Album ‘To The End’ Out March 26th on Reaper Entertainment

Onwards into battle, one more time…In the two years since MEMORIAM released ‘Requiem For Mankind’, the band haven’t rested on their laurels. Their fourth studio album, titled ‘To The End’, is due for release on March 26th via Reaper Entertainment.

Today, the band presents the first digital single “Onwards Into Battle”. The song is available on every major streaming platform now.


17 year old SNARL has already given us powerful anthemic tracks such as ‘Ibiza’ and ‘Trapped’, which received support from the likes of Official Charts, Spindle Magazine, Alfitude and 14HQ amongst others. ‘I’m Live’ arrives as SNARL’s first release of 2021 and is the perfect soundtrack for a party at home. With it’s exhilarating transitions, sonically the single creates an incredible atmosphere wherever you choose to listen to it.

DJANGO DJANGO – Reveal: “Free From Gravity” sci-fi Video || New Album: ‘Glowing In The Dark’ – out 12 Feb

As we get closer to the release of DJANGO DJANGO’s highly anticipated fourth album, ‘Glowing in the Dark’ (12 Feb), we release “Free From Gravity”, the third single in the album campaign.

New EP from Sid – Neo-drenched Synth // Lauv meets Ed Sheeran

Sid is a singer, songwriter and producer based in London. Originally from Mumbai, he started producing music back in grade school and has since been creating beautifully introspective songs, each of them varied, intense and full of emotion.


London based Glass Peaks have just announced their biggest headline show to date – which sees them head back to their home turf of South London at Peckham Audio on Saturday 5th June 2021. To celebrate the news the band have released new single ‘By My Side’ – an eighties cinematic synth driven track which sees the band working as a duo for the first time. ‘By My Side’ has taken Glass Peaks down a darker alt-indie route like never before when it comes to their music, as they invite a more electronic sound to their song-writing.

French melo-death metallers Swarmageddon shared new music video “Reanimation” through Facebook Watch on YouTube

A few weeks ago, French melodic death-metallers SWARMAGEDDON premiered their new music video “Reanimation”, from their latest album ‘Inhuman’ on YouTube. Right now, the video is also available through Facebook Watch and their own official page.

Estère releases masterful album ‘Archetypes’ and shares new video ‘Into The Belly Of Capricorn’

Ever since Estère spoke to her grandmother about Carl Jung and his concept of archetypes, the Wellington-based producer knew the direction her next album would take. Fascinated, Estère dedicated herself to creating a record based on Jungian theory, devouring five books and filling six notebooks with ideas, brainstorms and eventually the material that appears on her third masterful record, the concept-album Archetypes.


London via Melbourne pop provocateur CLOVES tackles social anxiety head-on with her new single “Sicko,” produced by Detonate & GRAMMY-nominated Hudson Mohawke . The second single from CLOVES forthcoming album is a sleek and powerful dive into the rising artist’s psyche that pictures her mental health struggle as a twisted figure stalking her through her social life and relationships available now via Interscope.

The Highly Anticipated New Single From Light Up The Moon

Urban Village (Uncut, Guardian, L&Q) | New single & album out today

Today Urban Village release a new single and video, ‘Dindi’, the final track to emerge from the Soweto-based 4 piece’s debut album ‘Udondolo’, out now via Parisian label Nø Førmat! (home to Oumou Sangaré, Blick Bassy & Mélissa Laveaux). Marrying the day-to-day experiences of black South Africans with ebullient elements of traditional Zulu music, Urban Village is the alias of four experimental musicians all born & raised in the township of Soweto at the tail end of Apartheid; singer/flautist Tubatsi Mpho Moloi, guitarist Lerato Lichaba, drummer Xolani Mtshali and bassist Simangaliso Dlamini. The ‘Dindi’ video is now available here, with ‘Udondolo’ streaming in full from here.


After merging elegant jazz and sophisticated soul with her second album ‘Box’ last summer, Ada Morghe commences 2021 in style by releasing her new EP, which is also titled ‘Box’. The EP features the brand new track ‘Lean On Me’ alongside stripped-back unplugged takes on three of the album’s key songs, ‘Wake Up’, ‘Water Lilies’ and ‘Sugar Lips’.


Ayra Starr, the newest signing to Mavin Records, Africa’s No.1 record label has released her self-titled debut EP. A spectacular and assured debut from an international star in the making, ready to hit the ground running. Through the magnetic and enthralling five-track project, Ayra effortlessly showcases her soulful vocals and diverse musical influences, sonically running the gamut of Afro-pop, R&B, trap and alté.

The EP’s lead single and opening track ‘Away’ is a mid-tempo and rhythmic number re-defining the standard break-up song. Channelling and reclaiming Ayra’s pain and experience as one of power and strength.

Black Saint drop club-ready new single ‘Bae Bae Bae’

UK dance music duo Black Saint kick off 2021 with new single ‘Bae Bae Bae’, out now.

A potent dancefloor weapon, ‘Bae Bae Bae’ combines smooth vocals, menacing piano chords and the most infectious of basslines. The track marks the third club destroyer Black Saint have created during the lockdowns that have plagued the past twelve months.

Check Out Ukrainian Rock Trio In Signs with their New Lyric Video for Single ‘Knock Knock’

Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, In Signs are a rock three-piece who are bringing their sound which fuses twisted melodies and key changes with a sound that builds and builds until it threatens to blow the roof off! They are starting 2021 as they mean to go on, introducing the new single, Knock Knock which is accompanied by a lyric video, the first of several new tracks expected this year.

PLAINRIDE: watch high-pressure “Shepherd” video now!

Cologne’s rip-roaring earth rockers PLAINRIDE deliver some epicness with their fire-driven new video for “Shepherd”, taken from their forthcoming full-length to be released on Ripple Music later this year. The band also announced four German live shows to take place in December 2021.

Earth rockin’ drums, a beard growth inducing bass, fuzzomental guitars, the roar of a wolfman and a whole lotta beer: these are the elements that make PLAINRIDE’s muscular brand of rock’n’roll so addictive. On their new single “Shepherd”, the band — recently joined by guitarist Bob Vogston to go more rifftastic than ever before — takes a leap forward by using mellower-than-usual vocals as well as Greek baglamas, while channeling the sinister trippiness of Monster Magnet and the adolescent fury of early Clutch work.

Plainride Premiere Video for New Single “Shepherd”

KC Lights remixes Nightlapse and Jodie Knight single ‘Reaction’

Glasgow-born DJ and producer KC Lights has remixed ‘Reaction’, the collaborative single from Nightlapse and Judie Knight, out 22nd January.

The KC Lights remix of ‘Reaction’ sees the Scottish artist inject a euphoric breakdown into the track while maintaining Knight’s slick vocals and the emotion-tinged dancefloor energy that made the original so special. It marks a case of role reversal, with Nightlapse reworking the KC Lights single ‘Girl’ back in October, a remix that has amassed 200,000 Spotify streams to date.

LOKOY releases debut album ‘badminton’

Norwegian artist, producer and creative maverick Lokoy today (22nd January) releases his full length debut album badminton – via Propeller Recordings.

At its core, badminton is a dizzying no-holds-barred exploration of pop. His futuristic, charming production the constant throughout; across the tracklisting he brings to the table a host of exciting new Norwegian talent, including Nils Bech, Safario, Moyka, Emilie Østebø, VARPU and Sofus.

Elise Davis Announces New Album ‘Anxious. Happy. Chill.’ Out April 16, Releases New Single “Yellow Bed”

Today, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter Elise Davis announced her third studio album Anxious. Happy. Chill. will be released on April 16 via Tone Tree. Davis released “Yellow Bed,” following the release of three singles in 2020 (“Ladybug,” “The Grid,” and “Flame Color”) that will appear on the forthcoming album. Pre-save the album now via Spotify.

FERGUS shares his live performance of Adele’s ‘Turning Tables’ – 22.01.21

London based singer-songwriter FERGUS releases his live intimate performance of Adele’s ‘Turning Tables’ on January 22nd via Goldun Egg Records. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joe Connor the release is a fitting tribute to mark the 10th anniversary of Adele’s ground-breaking album 21.

Bissett drops house hit ‘Every Single Time’ via Polydor.

Irish DJ and producer Bissett debuts on Polydor with single ‘Every Single Time’, out 22nd January.

Announcing itself with pounding kick drums, euphoric piano chords and slick, seductive vocals, ‘Every Single Time’ is a high-energy house bomb that fizzes with feelgood dancefloor grooves. Initially self-released back in 2019, the track is already a global club smash that has racked up 2.1 million Spotify streams, 486,000 YouTube hits and 368,000 Soundcloud listens respectively.


Drawing inspiration from David Lynch’s glamorized scenes of Americana, the “BOYSHIT” video finds Madison portraying the perfect girl next door who teaches a group of young women how to deal with their relationship troubles. Directed by Lauren Dunn, the video premiered on YouTube after a livestream chat with eager fans, waiting to see the rising pop star deliver another glimpse into the world of Life Support.

“I wanted this video to be a tongue-in-cheek nod to dealing with toxic masculinity while playing with the aesthetics of cult films ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘The Heathers,’” says Madison. “At its core, ‘BOYSHIT’ is about knowing your worth and taking back your power in a relationship that clearly has its problems. I’ve been there and that isn’t always an easy thing to do, so I hope this song serves as a reminder for any of my fans out there who need it. You’re worth so much more than someone’s BS.”

‘Song For Elsa’ has a subtle redemptive quality – WASSAILER

Following on from his emotionally haunting debut single ‘Son’ which garnered support from Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1, Will Serfass aka WASSAILER has now returned to unveil the heartfelt new single ‘Song For Elsa’, taken from his highly anticipated debut full-length ‘i, the bastard’, which lands on January 27th 2021, via Empty Streets Records.


The 19-year-old singer-songwriter Julius Black has a gift for channelling complex emotions into deceptively simple alt pop songs. After just two independently released tracks – ‘Mirrors’ and ‘Summer’ – the rising talent has been tipped by a range of new music champions, including premieres courtesy of Complex and DIY and a Hottest Track accolade from the Sunday Times. Initial playlist support has already resulted in over 250,000 streams.

CHARLIE CLARK – “Don’t Have A Cow, Man!” || First single on Alan McGee’s new label

The track offers a first glimpse of Clark’s forthcoming debut solo album: ‘Late Night Drinking’, to be released later in 2021 via Alan McGee’s latest label venture It’s Creation Baby.

A multi-talented songwriter, musician, promoter and more who first rose to prominence as a founding member of acclaimed Glasgow indie-pop foursome Astrid, Clark has been a pro-active presence in the underground music scene for over two decades. From his role in Scottish supergroup The Reindeer Section to his own projects Broken Arrow and MJ12, Clark has earned a cult status amongst public and peers alike, becoming a go-to guest musician to the likes of Mogwai, Arab Strap and Snow Patrol in the process.

Penfriend reveals brand new single ‘Exotic Monsters’

Sparked by a throwaway phrase from Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Exotic Monsters’ is a laundry list of asynchronous human needs and desires; a reflection of our increasingly confused, disconnected and polarised lives.

A timely reminder of the practice of cultivating gratitude through meditation, the song is an attempt to examine our internalised inconsistencies; the “facts” we pile up on our own backs throughout lives bombarded by airbrushed images and ads for the unattainable baubles we’re informed are essential for true happiness.

Planet Giza drop vibey new single + music video ‘When The Moving Stops’

Montreal hip-hop outfit Planet Giza kick-off 2021 with new single ‘When The Moving Stops’, out today.

Pairing punchy, bass-heavy production with slick, commanding vocals from the trio’s very own Tony Stone, ‘When The Moving Stops’ is a smooth dose of classic hip-hop. It’s the lead single from their forthcoming EP release Don’t Throw Rocks At The Moon.

“This song represents doing things differently and still shining through it all (hence the sun reference),” the trio explains. “When all odds are against you that’s when it’s time to excel.”

YouTube Sensation Bryan Lanning Shares Relatable New Single “Walls”

“I wrote ‘Walls’ about the different houses that built me, because I’ve always believed that family under one roof is a powerful thing. It’s about what makes a house a home, and I hope the listener thinks of their own home in some way or another. It could be where they were raised, or the home where they raised kids of their own in.” explains Bryan.


Belgium’s Yves V is one of the most dazzling dance music exports to emerge from the country in recent memory. From collaborations with Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, as well as Sam Feldt, Florian Picasso and more across the past decade, over to a stellar 2020 that saw him propel forth like never before, he racked up over 135 million streams across 96 countries thanks to huge hits including ‘We Got That Cool’ and ‘Not So Bad’, as Yves V now springboards into 2021 with new release ‘Echo’.

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

“We named the album ‘Get Well Soon’ because we wanted this record to be like a Hallmark card to everyone who lived through 2020.”

This week the Seattle based ‘post-modern beach music family band,’ Warren Dunes has shared 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”

MARBLE New Single/Lyrics Video ‘Heartless Disease’

Italian melodic metal Marble have released the single Heartless Disease along with a new lyrics video. This is the first new music available from the forthcoming album S.A.V.E. and is about the sin of lust. “Lust is not necessarily evil, it is a social convention imposed through the centuries by the clergy.”

Karen Harding Teams Up With Shift K3Y On ‘Morning’

Karen Harding and Shift K3Y release their brand-new collaboration, ‘Morning’, on Ultra Music on January 22nd 2021. The new track follows Karen Harding’s worldwide smash ‘Un-Do My Heart’, a collaboration with Digital Farm Animals which underlined her status as one of the UK’s most talented singer / songwriters. With Shift K3Y she has the perfect partner. The hitmaking north Londoner has written no.1 singles for Tinie Tempah, Zara Larsson and Jess Glynne, and previously collaborated with the likes of Chaka Khan, Robin Thicke and Becky Hill. This meeting of musical minds has delivered a massive crossover dance track in ‘Morning’. Overflowing with hooks and quality production, ‘Morning’ is set to be one of 2021’s first standout dance hits.

ANUEL AAAnd OZUNA Release Their Collaborative Album LOS DIOSES

Latin music fans are celebrating today with the debut of Los Dioses, the collaborative album from two Latin-music icons – Anuel AA and Ozuna. With 12 original songs, this record represents a milestone in the career of both of these Puerto Rican talents.

Anuel AA, Ozuna Drop New Collaborative Album ‘Los Dioses,’ Video for Lead Single ‘Antes’

Lauren Davidson Releases Inspiring New Single “Live In The Light”

“Music heals, especially now. I wrote Live in the Light during my time home in quarantine when the pandemic hit. It started out as basically a journal entry and I had to share what was on my heart and that piece of me with the world.” explains Lauren.

The new single was written at such a vulnerable time for our country. Davidson’s father, Danny Davidson co-wrote the inspirational new release alongside Lauren.

Rising Country Artist Trevor Martin Releases New Single “Just Like That”

“This is a song about loving someone “Just Like That.” My girlfriend inspired the song because I love her any way she comes. Whether that is a night in just relaxing and hanging out in sweatpants or going out for a nice date and being all dressed up. Even on days that aren’t the best, I want her “Just Like That” and want to help her work through things. I’ll take here anyway she comes.” explains Trevor.

Chinese-Japanese boy group WARPs UP release video for new trilingual trap tune ‘One Hundred degrees’

Following ‘Hali Gali’ in November 2020 and ‘Cloud 9’ in December, ‘One Hundred degrees’ is the group’s third single in three consecutive months. An instrumental version of the song was used briefly in a YouTube teaser video released over a year ago, and now for the first time it is available as a full song. This was the very first track the group worked on when they formed, and it holds a special place in the members’ hearts.

Cinematic Metal Icons DARK SARAH Release Magical Live Video for “Melancholia”

Join the prophetic aura of the blue orb and dive into the somber twilight of a cinematic metal ode: Finland’s DARK SARAH unveil a beautiful live version of “Melancholia”, taken from their astonishing fourth studio album, Grim. Released in July 2020, this beguiling new dimension, coalescing between crystal-clear vocals and propulsive hardness, draws you into the tempestuous maelstrom of their horror fantasy theme.

Gilli Moon Shares the Blissful “Beautiful Mess”

The 8th studio release for the artist, it comes in the form of two double albums, for a total of 24 songs. The majority of songs are self-penned, but feature a few co-writers, and a couple of incredible covers done ‘her way’.


Quality Control rapper Duke Deuce releases his first single of the year titled “Soldiers Steppin”. The track cross-collaborates Duke Deuce’s notorious allegiance to crunk music with a militaristic themed video co-directed by Carlos Williams and Duke Deuce himself. The video follows “The Memphis’ King of Crunk” as he maintains the intensity and lyrical aggression presented in the single through a series of militia-based tasks and disciplines.

Duke Deuce’s defiance towards the confines of rap music originated from growing up alongside his father, Duke Nitty, a 90s hip-hop rapper and producer. This influence inspired him to revisit crunk music culture, a subgenre staple of the south. Following the release of his 2018 breakthrough single “Whole Lotta”, Duke Deuce was signed by Quality Control Music, where his first two albums, Memphis Massacre (2018)and Memphis Massacre 2 (2020) were released.

Jon Reynolds & The Aches release debut EP ‘Petrichor’

Jon Reynolds & The Aches have released the debut EP Petrichor today (Jan 22nd) via Frictionless Music.

Centred on revitalisation themes, the tracks of Petrichor delve into depression, heartbreak and self-discovery. Surrounding the dense, humanistic lyrics is Jon’s musical signature, an evolution of modern pop rock and affecting vocal arrangements resting on an ethereal hum of timeless comfort.

Layla Kardan Shares Bold Visuals For New Single ‘Loyalty’

With the help of producer and co-writer Juan Ariza, whose production credits include Dua Lipa’s ‘Pretty Please’, Layla Kardan creates a dark musical world full of strange, scary, ear-crackling sounds over which she lays her vulnerable vocals and emotionally gutting lyrics offering vivid snapshots and dissections of her complex love relationships. ‘Loyalty’ says Layla is a song about; “taking a stance before entering a new relationship by laying your cards out instead of re-enacting the same toxic patterns, because Loyalty doesn’t come easy”, she enthuses. Her deep self-reflection and personal growth through the song result in a new found unapologetic poise, her innocence replaced with a truth-telling filled story, bolstered by her ability to influence emotion.

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Nia John & Wolf Storm Release Epic Cover Version of ‘Total Eclipse of The Heart’ Accompanied with New Video!

Led by Nia John, Wolf Storm were founded in 2019 in Caerphilly, South Wales and have established themselves as one of the country’s top covers bands. Despite being a band which thrives in a live environment Nia has not stood still during lockdown and has now released a cover version of Bonnie Tyler’s immortal Total Eclipse of the Heart, capturing the emotion of the original but adding some of their own magic too. Nia’s recent release of music comes from her sixth album, recorded at Shabbey Road studios, Caerphilly, by Al Steele. As a figurehead for female-fronted rock bands in Wales, It has been fantastic for Nia to cover her female rock role models such as Bonnie Tyler, Pat Benatar, and also great bands such as Aerosmith, Thunder, as well as a few surprises such as Whitney Houston.

CRAZY ARM – Come together on “Fear Up” video

The third single to be lifted from ‘Dark Hands, Thunderbolts’ (out 29 Jan 2021, via Xtra Mile Recordings).

Created under the restrictive circumstances we find ourselves living in, the “Fear Up” video sees the collective defying the odds and pushing the limits to unite in one digital space. Featuring virtually all of the extended Crazy Arm family (13 of them!), the footage was filmed on location from their disparate bases in Devon, Dorset, West Yorkshire and Swansea and woven together here.


From the chiming alt-pop banger ‘Right Way Round’ to the reflective ‘Solid Gold’, Saint Raymond’s new songs demonstrate a huge step forward from his Top 10 debut album ‘Young Blood’ without compromising the qualities that so many people first admired. These songs have gained traction with airplay at Radio 1 and adds to key playlists at Spotify and Deezer.

Dombrance | New EP “Make America Dance Again” is out!

It’s been more than two years since Dombrance dropped his first electro disco bomb ” Raffarin “, it was just before his live at the Trans Musicales of Rennes in 2018. Since then, he offers us so many iconic tracks like “Taubira”, “Giscard d’Estaing”, “Fillon” or “Poutou” and his remixes released last June, 2020.

Initially inspired by French personalities, Dombrance has also looked at personalities from across the Atlantic with his EP “AMLO” (March 2020) which honors Mexico. Also, after having made us dance with his concert during lockdown from his kitchen, Dombrance returned to the studio to prepare a brand new EP focus on the United States : “Make America Dance Again” with iconic personality Biden, AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), Obama, Trump and Kanye West.


Last year, Philmon began his journey with the release of a string of singles, including “Memories” and “Sunflowers (I Refuse To Die).” He ended 2020 with the release of his electrifying collaboration with Lindsey Stirling, “No Saving Me.” In addition, the artist has received praise on social media for his hair-raising live performances, including a recent cover of Hillsong UNITED’s “Oceans” on TikTok, covers of songs by names like Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi, and a series of live performances from Live In The Vineyard. Along the way, the once in a generation vocalist received acclaim from the likes of Flaunt and American Songwriter, and has been recognized by names like La La Anthony.

THADEUS GONZALEZ Signs to REBEL WAVES RECORDS and drops new single today

Oakland, California singer/songwriter THADEUS GONZALEZ has signed to independent Bay Area psych-rock label Rebel Waves Records, the psych/pop/indie/experimental imprint of powerhouse Bay Area heavy label Ripple Music.

The genre-blending artist, who has been called “a frontman to watch” and has opened for icons like KISS, Motley Crue, Slash, and Bon Jovi, will see his new album, OPPOSITE FACES, released via Rebel Waves later this Spring.

To celebrate the signing, Gonzalez presents the non-album track Still In Your Mind today as an exclusive digital single via all DSPs.