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Moontype (seen in NYT, Stereogum FADER) announce debut LP/Share “About You”

Today, Moontype have announced their debut LP Bodies of Water, which will be released on up and coming Chicago imprint Born Yesterday Records. The announcement arrives on the heels of the release of the band’s debut single “Ferry” in December which received an overwhelming response, earning comparisons to Galaxie 500 and Beach House in The New York Times and earning praise and even some “most anticipated LPs of 2021” nods from outlets like FADER, MTV, Stereogum, NPR, Paste and Bandcamp. To mark the announce of the LP the band are sharing a second single “About You.”

MISS LAVA: BrooklynVegan Unveils LSD-Inspired “Brotherhood Of Eternal Love” Video

Lisbon-based retro rock bringers MISS LAVA are pleased to unveil their trippy new video for “Brotherhood Of Eternal Love.” Now playing at BrooklynVegan, the track comes by way of the band’s latest full-length, Doom Machine, released last month via Small Stone Records and Kozmik Artifactz.

Sean Watson Graham – Your Life Is a Story

“Your Life Is a Story” is available now on all music platforms, from my forthcoming debut EP co-written with Sam Arion (Mute Choir), Keegan Powell (Teenage Kicks, Chastity) and Jesse Klein (Phaze). This song is inspired by three major life changes, in wanting to give myself endings to each struggling chapter.


Canadian Duo 80 Empire Do It For Their “Legacy” With New Video Feat. Conway The Machine & Balistic Man

There just isn’t enough time in the day for 80 Empire to talk, make, and listen to music. The multi platinum Italian brothers Lucas (producer, engineer, musician) and Adrian (singer/songwriter, rapper) from Niagara on the Lake, Canada, have burst on the scene in the last 5 years as eclectic production chameleons crafting big sounds for the likes of KXNG Crooked, Conway the Machine, Benny the Butcher, Fred the Godson, Swifty McVay of D12, Obie Trice, Bone Crusher, Masta Ace, DMC, Jadakiss, and many more.


Kito, VanJess and Channel Tres team up on the infectious new single “Recap,” released today via Astralwerks. The Australian-born, Los Angeles-based producer has conjured up a soulful, syncopated sliver of pop perfection that suggests when a relationship gets too complicated, it’s time for a “recap” – a return to the beginning and the early joys that first sparked romance. An effortless, imaginative, genre-bending track, “Recap” was written during a magical weekend spent working in Bob Dylan’s legendary Airstream, located at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studio in Malibu, CA.

Billie Eilish and Apple Original Films Release New Trailer For “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this extraordinary teenager’s journey, at just seventeen years old, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, while writing, recording and releasing her debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?”

Watch Max Foreman’s new “Underground” video; debut EP is out on 3/5

Underground is the debut solo release from Los Angeles-based songwriter and producer Max Foreman. A figure in the West Coast music scene for two decades, Foreman is best known for his keyboard and vocal work in the electric pop duo Bouquet, and as guitarist of the San Francisco math rock trio Tenebre. On his new EP, Max Foreman’s meticulous songwriting has delivered a classic work of pop surrealism.

SG Lewis and Nile Rodgers Join For ‘One More.’

With just over 2 weeks until the highly anticipated release of his debut album times, SG Lewis today releases a brand new single “One More” featuring the legendary Nile Rodgers, following its debut as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record earlier today on BBC Radio 1. The new single follows the announcement of an exclusive upcoming performance of the record, complete with exclusive VIP content and fan live chat for Friday, February 19th.

TERROR To Release Trapped In A World LP Featuring Former Guitarist Todd Jones Of Nails Who Will Produce The Band’s New Album

Long-running Los Angeles hardcore outfit TERROR is preparing to release Trapped In A World, revisiting their earliest records with former guitarist Todd Jones of Nails, who will also be producing the band’s next LP. Set for release on March 5th, the band has issued the details on the special release including pressing info, preorders, and more, and No Echo is hosting a premiere of “Overcome.”

LOUD ABOUT US! Craft Booming New Noise Debut “Stay”

“Stay” fills to the brim with a cascade of emotion, as the pulsating rhythm and free-flowing vocals echo with desire throughout the dance track. It is the latest creation from LOUD ABOUT US!, a group formed by friends Camil and Christopher in 2015. After Skrillex included their remix of Dodge & Fuski vs 12th Planet’s “Big Riddim Monsta” in a DJ set, LOUD ABOUT US! quickly caught the attention of fellow producers and fans. The duo’s impressive bass house flow landed them releases on Don Diablo’s Hexagon, Future House Music, No Copyright Sounds and a pair of noteworthy collaborations with Sikdope. LOUD ABOUT US!’s 2017 single “Drums” has become a favorite of DJs around the world as it has received spins from the likes of Tiësto, Afrojack and R3HAB amongst many others. Most recently they dropped their latest EP, She Got, through JAUZ’s Bite This!


Sun Kin is the project of Los Angeles based producer Kabir Kumar. Born in Bombay, India and raised in five different countries, Kumar’s music is informed by the intimacy and audacious vulnerability that can only exist through learning to bond through transience. Kumar has been making music under the Sun Kin moniker for nearly a decade, traveling from a psych folk project to something more rooted in a combination of the Middle Eastern and Indian pop music they grew up on with elements of Acid House, disco and R&B. Kumar’s whole life as an artist has been marked by momentum and migration. As they’ve homed in on their craft they’ve accumulated new sonic textures, new territories, and different modes of expression. This bricolage and deep inquiry into movement reaches its apotheosis on After the House, Kumar’s fourth full length as Sun Kin. It is here that they conjure together seven dance tracks designed for late night introspection.

The Prairie States Reveal “High That I’m Riding”

Mixing the cadence and rhythms of 60’s soul and 70’s rock with modern country, The Prairie States was born out of a desire to put a fresh touch on a classic design. With a stack of brand new recordings already completed and even more underway with CCMA and Juno-Award winner Bart McKay, they show no signs of slowing down.

GRAVESEND: New York City Black/Death Trio Issues “Ashen Piles Of Incinerated” As Methods Of Human Disposal Debut LP Nears Release Through 20 Buck Spin

“Ashen Piles Of Incinerated” from New York City-based black/death metal trio GRAVESEND is now streaming as the band’s debut LP, Methods Of Human Disposal, nears release in just over two weeks through 20 Buck Spin.


Today, South Florida rocker POORSTACY releases the music video for “Hills Have Eyes,” out now via 10K Projects. The single, released in December, features production from Blink 182’s Travis Barker. Its music video is directed by Mooch and shows POORSTACY and Travis Barker performing in front of a burning car. Inspired by imagery from horror films and industrial Los Angeles, the “Hills Have Eyes” music video is POORSTACY’s nod to cult classic films.

SEABASS share title track and video from forthcoming new EP, ‘Always Kidding’

Making their return for 2021, ready to shed the disappointing vibes of the year just gone, Adelaide’s SEABASS present their new single, ‘Always Kidding’.

The title track from their debut EP, ‘Always Kidding’ marks a fresh chapter for the band, as they take time with this single to get nostalgic with their lyricism and offer listeners a more laid back and settled-in side of their musicianship.

New video: Bear of Bombay ‘The Storm’

Death by Unga Bunga Debuts New Song “White Lies”

Norway’s Death by Unga Bunga is back! For over a decade, Death by Unga Bunga (aka DBUB) has dealt its own blend of highly energetic, rough and rowdy rock ‘n’ roll and wavy psychedelia that has been hailed as “a pleasure-center bullseye” (Stereogum) and “a time capsule to pure 1960s Britpop” (NPR). The band, which merges the cheekiness of Turbonegro with the arena-filling hooks of Cheap Trick, and sound like “the Ramones if they were produced by Mutt Lange” (All Music), will release its sixth studio LP, ‘Heavy Male Insecurity’, on February 12 via Jansen Records. In advance of the new LP’s release, DBUB debuts the high energy new track, “White Lies” via V13, who calls the group’s new album “a hurricane of glam rock riffs, breezy vocals, and a big batch of good vibes.”

UnCovered: Death by Unga Bunga’s Sebastien Ulstad Olsen on the ‘Heavy Male Insecurity’ Cover Artwork


Once again, his rich vocals take center stage on the track, simmering with soul, spirit, and swagger. In the accompanying music video, he steps into the squared circle as wrestler “Magic Dirty.”

About the song, he said, “We wrote this song about my fear of commitment. The video was a real dream come true, and I was able to set foot in an actual ring for the first time in my life. I hope people enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it!”


The title origins of ‘Distant Dreams” came from the back of a painting in her parent’s home. Tulliah describes how the captivating track came together, “We set up my new piano in the backroom of my parent’s. My mum was moving a painting that they have had for years to the top of the piano when she read the back of it – it was called Distant Dreams. This song flowed out of me. I used to never really believe that I could achieve my dreams. This song is about not wanting to break away from my visions and goals. The lyrics ‘don’t go waking me up’ is a really direct demand to myself! It’s about not wanting to go back to doubting my capabilities.”

The Lickerish Quartet unveil hazy video for ‘The Dream That Took Me Over’

The Lickerish Quartet— Band members of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Slash’s Snake Pit, Finn Brothers, Alice Cooper, Air & Beck – and all formerly of Jellyfish – have reunited for their 2nd EP with their first official UK release. Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Tim Smith and Eric Dover have dropped their highly anticipated ‘Threesome Vol.2’ on British indie label Lojinx and have just unveiled their new video for ‘The Dream That Took Me Over’.

VC Pines returns with the smooth and soulful new single ‘Smoke Without Fire’, out now

Following on from the release of his highly-acclaimed EP ‘Skully’ last year which attracted enormous praise from BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens, along with support from BBC Introducing, London-based artist Jack Mercer aka VC Pines is back to his smooth and soulful ways on the intoxicating new single ‘Smoke Without Fire’ produced by Jonathan Quarmby (Tom Walker/Lewis Capaldi) and mixed by Bad Sounds.

Channeling the same broad and enticing neo-soul sound he has been producing, ‘Smoke Without Fire’ makes for a wonderfully warm and vibrant return. Adding a funk and brass-filled production to his rich and luxurious vocals, his newest delight showcases his new EP ‘Concrete,’ which is set to arrive later this year.

Japanese dance/vocal group BALLISTIK BOYZ show their mature and sexy side in video for new single ‘Animal’!

BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE unveiled the video for their latest track ‘Animal’ on February 1, following a countdown to its premiere release on their YouTube channel. Today (February 3), they release the full version of the ‘Animal’ single, including bonus tracks. There’s a lot to check out, so read on for more info!

The video and song show a sexier and more mature side to BALLISTIK BOYZ, while the lyrics express the members’ feelings about the women they admire. In the video, these emotional lyrics are represented on-screen with rich scenes that were shot using film cameras. The video has already received comments from excited fans all around the world.

SG Lewis shares new track ‘One More’ ft. Nile Rodgers from debut album, times out 19th February

With just over 2 weeks until the hotly anticipated release of his huge debut album times, SG Lewis today releases a brand new single ‘One More’ featuring the legendary Nile Rodgers, following its exclusive premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record last night on BBC Radio 1. The new single follows the announcement of an exclusive upcoming performance of the record, complete with exclusive VIP content and fan live chat for Friday 19th February.

MUSIC NEWS: Futuristic French electro dance duo Turfu release single ‘Astrale Nouba’

Futuristic French duo Turfu release a brand new single ‘Astrale Nouba’ featuring the vocals of award-winning Scottish folk artist Kate Young on 29th January via Airfono. The track is a traditional Bulgarian song that mixes techno pop with the vocal imagery of a cocktail- sipping sorceresses and is taken from their forthcoming debut album of the same name. The track is the follow up to their debut EP in 2019.

Turfu release single ‘Astrale Nouba’

Mush (Memphis Industries-signed ffo: Shame, Stereolab) | Share new single “Hazmat Suits”, album out Feb 12

We’ve had a string of tips so far from NPR, The Line of Best Fit, Brooklyn Vegan, Alt Citizen, FLOOD, Loud & Quiet, etc – in the UK, we’ve secured the 6 Music playlist (B List), features from Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1 with Mush as his ‘Next Wave’ act and Uncut recently reviewed the new record naming it as “one of the best British guitar records of recent years” in an 8/10 write-up.

Skindred release video for the previously unreleased ‘It’s A Crime’

“‘It’s a Crime’ was written in 2006 in our basement studio below St Joseph’s Boxing club in Newport,” recalls drummer Arya Goggin. “It’s where all the writing for Roots Rock Riot took place. The only reason it didn’t make the album was because of how the album track listing flowed.


After making a high profile debut at Radio 1’s Big Weekend last year, newfamiliar today release their debut track ‘How Can I?’ via Atlas Artists / Parlophone. Originally from Belfast, Ryan Johnston (vocals) met his bandmates Will Booth (guitar) and Danny Hepworth (guitar) through Wakefield’s creative scene. They have collaborated together in various projects, with newfamiliar representing the realisation of their collective potential.

INTRODUCING: PRICIE & Epic Debut ‘Too Dang Good’

An emerging talent on the Australian music scene, Nigerian born PRICIE is making a name for herself as a standout triple threat singer, songwriter, and rapper. With distinctive powerful, soulful and husky vocals, and generous on-stage charisma, Sweat It Out are thrilled to officially announce PRICIE’s signing to the label, paired with the release of her debut single ‘too dang good’, out today. From the outset, PRICIE demands attention, with her compelling delivery, tongue in cheek lyrics, silky hooks, and all topped off with a playful attitude that encompasses her unique style.

CRAWLING CHAOS: Italian death metallers premiere “The Prince Is Here” video at Decibel Magazine!

The song comes off the band’s new album “XLIX”, now available via Time To Kill Records.

“XLIX”, a concept album loosely based on “The Prince”, the renown book written by Niccolò Machiavelli in the XVI century, was mixed and produced by renown Italian producer Simone Mularoni.

Video Premiere: Crawling Chaos- “The Prince Is Here”