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Artist: Piper Shaw – Track: Stupid for Loving you

Piper Shaw is a singer songwriter with a pop, country, and a little bit of soul feel to her unique style of music. She began songwriting at an early age but her songs went unheard until December 2019 when she first stepped into a real recording studio in Nashville, Tn. She sang her song for the producers and they brought to life her first single, “You Can’t Have My Soul”! Shortly after that release, Piper began singing at local venues in Nashville but that was all brought to a halt in 2020 when the Corona Virus pandemic struck the world. Piper had to take a short hiatus but now she is back and ready to take on 2021 with new music, shows, giveaways, and most importantly love for her fans.

Artist: Olmo & Friends – Track: Stockholme

Originally started as a punk band in York called Blackshadow formed by Olmo Milnes and his close friend Liam Presland they started writing music in 2016 in Olmos mum and dads house with an acoustic guitar and a cajon. This was the early days of Olmo & Friends where we would bash the shit out of our instruments and scream about our problems in a very blunt manor. Unfortunately, Liam had to leave so I had to take the project solo. This where olmo started performing at open mic nights with a lot of controversy due to the lyrics and aggressive vocal style. but managed to have a bit of success in the pub spread eagle due to the song die.

Penny Mob – ‘Revolution’

About track – It was written as a protest song for our times, in a world that seems to be becoming more and more divided and corrupted every day, by people in power. But it comes from a place of genuine compassion and honesty. If you’re gonna write a song called ‘Revolution’, then you better have something to say, and mean it. So we said it. And we mean it. It’s four chords and the truth. And like Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” WE ARE THE MOB.

Beni-Hana “Bloody Blunts 2” [Video Submission]

Carolina Hip Hop veteran Beni-Hana is breaking new ground yet again with what he and many critics hail his most definitive music video to date: The Official Video for “Bloody Blunts 2” produced by Belgium’s Velvet Sick and with cuts from Frances DJ Nix’on.

Although Beni-Hana has many videos, even he is saying this is his best work to date and he has never had one that has so well represented himself and his music as a whole quite like this.

IMMORTALIZER – new single “Lemmy”

IMMORTALIZER is the personal project of Dave D.R. a multi-instrumentalist recording artist and performer from Ontario Canada.

He has influences from Heavy Metal and Rock pioneers like Motorhead, Judas Priest, Saxon, Iron Maiden, Dio, Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Primal Fear, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Van Halen, Thin Lizzy. Etc, but he has always tried his best to create new and exciting music. When he started writing material for IMMORTALIZER he wanted to create something original but that still had a vintage feel to it. His aim is not to copy what’s already been done but rather to contribute something fresh and entertaining.

The Natch releases a fresh new track & video, “Danger Time.”

The Natch releases a fresh new track and video, “Danger Time” – highlighting love and the current political state.

Hailing from NYC, via Vermont, con bajo de Nueva Haven! The NATCH! are outsiders and cherish the middle finger. They play the music they want to and have a great time doing it. This energetic trio mixes heaviness with melody, dips it in psychedelic and sprinkles it with pop.

According to Paolo De Gregorio—Editor-In-Chief of The Deli Magazine NYC, “The NATCH is a trio that plays some kind of deranged garage rock in the best NYC tradition: lots of attitude, big distorted guitars, crooked vibe and a coordinating wardrobe.” The NATCH! are thrilled to drop their technicolor rock hammer down anywhere.

Artist: Alicewell – Track: All Is Well

Hailing from the centre of Sweden, Alicewell is a fresh and energetic four piece band. With multiple tours outside the Swedish borders, the band have conquered their fans hearts with explosive live shows and melodic choruses, that’ll make your feet move. Replacing your heartbeat with an “Alicewell – bass drum-beat” is what the band aims for at every show!

PET NEEDS – Reveal “Tracey Emin’s Bed” Video

“IT’S LIKE TRACEY EMIN’S BED IN MY HEAD!” howls Johnny Marriott in one of the year’s most curiously compulsive choruses thus far.

Taken from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Fractured Party Music’ (out 12 March, via Xtra Mile Recordings), “Tracey Emin’s Bed” is the latest single from Colchester upstarts: PET NEEDS.

Fierce Heart Premiere the Music Video for Lost Inside Your Love

FIERCE HEART premiere the music video “Lost Inside Your Love”. The video was filmed in “Painted Canyon” Mecca California and was shot and directed by Stefano Milla who directed films for Sony and Lionsgate including: “Richard The Lionheart”. “Lost Inside Your Love” is a return to the 80’s ballads and has been set to be released right before Valentines Day. The song “Lost Inside Your Love” has also been released as a second single to radio, following the first single “Out For Blood” which made the Top 200 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Charts.

Gabriel and the Apocalypse Release “pointTHREE” with The Label Group

Undoubtedly, working with T I M E L I N E S on this remix for “threePOINT” created the right vibe. Pairing well with the video everything came together to give a well-sorted unison out of the glitchy chaos.

Melodic Rapper Leoscappin Releases New Hip-Hop EP ‘Alienated’

Surrey-based rapper Leoscappin is to release his new EP, Alienated on 5th February, a mighty slab of US rap from the heart of leafy England from an Asian artist! An actor as well as a musical artist, Leoscappin’s EP is a rallying cry to anyone who has felt disaffected or ostracised to believe in themselves no matter what.

AFGAN – “say i’m sorry” [17M+ on all socials]

Already closing in on 100K views in just over a day, the stylish video is the perfect match for the song’s slow-burning, sensual R&B vibes which has received significant support from six of Spotify’s New Music Friday playlists as well as NME and CLASH.

ARIEL POSEN – Reveals new track ‘Now I See’ | New Album ‘Headway’ out 5th March

Co-written with long-time friend Alexa Dirks (aka Begonia), “Now I See” was inspired by “my own personal growth over time but more specifically by a friend that had once told me that ‘now they could see’ that everything was left behind them,” says Posen. “They were struggling with some relationships and some severe personal issues and it took time, but they finally found acceptance in themselves and were able to move past it. Just because they weren’t the type of person that they thought they would be, and just because someone isn’t perfect, doesn’t mean that they don’t belong. Sometimes the smallest realizations and changes lead to gigantic breakthroughs and in the theme of the album, makes significant Headway.”

Soulful Country Artist Carrie Zaruba Returns to the Scene With Her Powerful New Album

Versatile powerhouse vocalist Carrie Zaruba has kept busy over the past few years. With the release of her new album titled Natural Disaster, Carrie is ready to return to the music scene in a mighty way. The album is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other digital retailers.

While drawing back the curtain on her journey to self-discovery and following the momentum of her previous albums, Carrie decided she needed to take some time to be with her family and find her true self as an artist. “I took time to develop my own writing styles without thinking they’d ever see the light of day,” says Carrie. “It most definitely plays a part in this record and where I stand in releasing it. Introspective would be the best way to sum up that period.” What she ended with was a collection of 10 stunning songs, all of which tell a unique story.

SLANDER and Au5 Lift The Veil on Highly Anticipated Collab “Anywhere” on Heaven Sent – Feb 5

The label-bosses originally previewed their collab with Au5 last year, which caused quite the stir online as fans stormed social media to try to place the ID. The heart-fluttering future bass tune, featuring shYbeast and PLYA, is now slated to drop on SLANDER’s new imprint.

Released today from Creeptones – “Vacant Winds”

The New Jersey-based act, formed in 2010, release this track as a follow-up to last year’s album ‘Hell + Ice.’ That album’s single, “Soul Fire,” racked up 50k+ Spotify plays.

In case you hear something familiar and nostalgic, it’s worth knowing that the track’s intro uses samples from SNES classics “Earthbound” and “Sim City.” :)

Artist: Capoccia – Track: Double talks

Double Talks is about people waiting patiently for their lives to change, scared of doing anything to improve, but always complaining and speaking bad about what happens around them.

FELLOWCRAFT: new single “Last Great Scotsman II” available!

About this new song, the band comments: “This is a very personal song for us, not just because of the deep emotion conveyed by the lyrics, but also because it was the first song that we wrote/arranged with our current lineup. It is based on a previous version of the song that the band released over five years ago on the first album, but that version is much smaller and constrained in its sound. This time around, we opened it more and expanded it into a much larger opus with extended guitar solos and crowd chants. It really stretched the previous barriers that the band had and allowed us to see how much farther we could take things with this new lineup we have. Hence the name.”

Metal Against Coronavirus Project – Feat. SURVIVAL IS SUICIDE – Single ‘On the Edge of Consciousness’ Out Now!

The new single ‘On the Edge of Consciousness’ of the International ‘Metal Against Coronavirus Project’ – feat. Experimental death metal combo SURVIVAL IS SUICIDE – is out now! Alongside SURVIVAL IS SUICIDE, the single is featured by the members of Terrorizer, Foscor, Exctinction/ Phthisis and Soziedad Alkoholika.

New Video: 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.

Phil Mitchell Band – Releases new single “The World Is A Beautiful Place”

Alex Faulkner Review: “Phil Mitchell is a composer, author and musician hailing from Chicago and the members that comprise the Phil Mitchell Band are musicians native to that area. He started writing songs while still a child and has written music in an eclectic range of genres including
jazz, classical, RnB, rock, blues and country.

He has released several albums including Morning Star, America and 2014’s Crossroads. The band formed back in 2004 and they have performed at a variety of venues whilst recording music in the studio.

Phil Mitchell Band ‘The World Is A Beautiful Place’ Now At Top40 Radio


South Florida recording artist Kodak Black is celebrating Super Bowl weekend with the release of new song “Every Balmain,” available now at DSPs and streaming services HERE. The Kansas City Chiefs are set to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday, and both Kodak and Buccaneers linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul have seen parallel upbringings. Both are from the Golden Acres projects in Pompano Beach, Fl, both were born to Haitian descendent parents, and both have seen success despite challenges.

60 East – Mind On My Money

60 East releases a new vibrant Single with Producer PROTEJ ON THE BEAT titled ‘Mind on my Money”. East also announces he will be releasing new music on the 6th of every Month this year, starting with this release.

Skope single submission: Zion I, Nathan Fields & Born I, “2 Eyes”

“Nathan sent me the beat and I recorded the first verse and the hook. Once he heard it, he recommended the second verse feature Born I, as we share similar vibes. The song is about standing firm and being grounded in one’s self, no matter the circumstances being faced.”

NANOWAR OF STEEL Unveils Emotional New Single + Video “Formia”

Italian ex-parody metal outfit NANOWAR OF STEEL, formerly known for viral hits such as “Valhallelujah” and “Uranus”, has recently announced its retirement from their multi-faceted, comedic power metal sound, to pursue its newly found love for emotional pop music. Today, they reveal a first taste of what they have been cooking up!

Fused By Defiance “Cancel Culture” Music Video

LA Based, 5 piece band Fused By Defiance has released the official music video for their single, “Cancel Culture.”

Kristian North Shares Eclectic Single + Video “Fantasy”

Montréal-based disco, funk and new wave purveyor, Kristian North (formerly of garage-punk group Babysitter), is a songwriter whose poetic wordplay and deep crooner voice lay the foundation for candid songs that strut down analogue lane, quaint confessions, cloaked desires and mythical references. Following up on his debut effort, The Last Rock N Roll Record, North is back with a sophomore full-length, Passion Play, to be released on April 30, 2021 via Mothland.

Swedish newcomers prove they aren’t afraid to make things personal in their latest track

Swedish-duos POOLS have been reinventing Swedish-Pop with an alternative edge and will release their debut album on 30th April 2021 via Something Beautiful.

New single ‘Looking For Trouble’ is has the band pondering the future, detailing the prospects that could lie ahead for vocalist Arvid’s daughter. He says the track is about “…how when she gets older will go out to some bar and dance her way through the night, looking for trouble, which is actually the love that we all need and crave.”

Tom Jones Releases Video For New Single “No Hole In My Head” from ‘Surrounded By Time’ out 4/23

Following the announcement last week of his forthcoming album Surrounded By Time, Tom Jones has released a new single “No Hole In My Head” and its accompanying video. Surrounded By Time will be released on April 23 via S-Curve Records/BMG and is now available for pre-order.

REGENT – Release new single ‘Just A Revolution’

“These days music is so dull, all I want to hear is rock’n’roll…” sneers Regent frontman Ben Rooke over a cacophony of ground-splitting riffs and gnarly sonics. Mission accomplished.

Like the bastard child of “Cigarettes & Alcohol” and “Some Might Say”, “Just A Revolution” is a no frills, all thrills nod to rock’n’roll in all its glory.

Channeling the raw vocals and renegade spirit of some of the genre’s leading lights, from Liam Gallagher through to John Lennon, Rooke launches a rousing directive for change. “I’ve always been quite a rebel from my teenage years” grins Rooke.

Yves Jarvis Shares Dizzying Video For New Single “Projection”, Watch Now

At the end of 2020 Jarvis released his third album, Sundry Rock Song Stock. The album fuses genre elements into a symbiotic relationship where wistful folk, tender R&B, pastoral prog, and musique concrète experiments feed into one another to grow lush new forms. Though he maintains an air of mystery with his lyrics, Jarvis’s whisper-soft words can be interpreted as both deeply personal and politically motivated in ways we haven’t heard from him before.