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Symphonic Metal Unit SIRENIA Presents New Cover Single, “Voyage Voyage”

French-Norwegian symphonic metal institution SIRENIA will unveil their tenth studio album, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations, this Friday, February 12 via Napalm Records. The 11-track album skilfully portrays the band’s multifaceted nature and offers a versatile symphonic metal vortex through splicing heavy sounds with modern influences.


Today TOBi teams up with fellow Nigerian artists DJ Tunez and Oxlade to release a new version of his hit single titled “Dollas and Cents” (DJ Tunez Mix) Featuring Oxlade and Juls via Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records.


Justin Bieber is celebrating Valentine’s Day in history-making style, teaming up with TikTok for a series of firsts: the first-ever long-form concert event in TikTok history, and Justin’s first time performing his fan-favorite 2013 album JOURNALS live from the drew house. This special performance event will be hosted on Justin’s TikTok profile page, kicking off at 6pm PST/9pm EST on Sunday, February 14th. The set will re-air on Monday, February 15 at 11am PST/1pm EST.

Greta Van Fleet + New Single, “Heat Above”

Hot on the heels of “My Way, Soon,” the band’s fifth #1 single at rock radio, GRAMMY-winning rock band Greta Van Fleet today announces a dazzling new single, “Heat Above.” It is the third track released from the band’s forthcoming sophomore studio album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate, produced by Greg Kurstin (Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Adele) and due out April 16 (Lava/Republic Records). “Heat Above” is an ethereal track that opens with a Hammond B3 seeping in slowly to set the tone for a triumphant sonic build.

Remember Sports announce new album ‘Like a Stone’ out April 23rd on Father Daughter Records / Big Scary Monsters

Philadelphia-based Remember Sports will release their fourth album, Like a Stone, on April 23rd on Big Scary Monsters and Father/Daughter Records. The 12-song offering contains some of the smartest performances and arrangements in contemporary indie rock, maintaining the warmth and immediacy that made the quartet so beloved when they first connected years ago.

Greta Van Fleet release new single ‘Heat Above’

Hot on the heels of their fifth #1 at rock radio, GRAMMY-winning rock band Greta Van Fleet today announce a luminous new single, ‘Heat Above’. It is the third track released from their forthcoming second studio album, The Battle at Garden’s Gate, produced by Greg Kurstin (Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Adele) and due out April 16 (Lava/Republic Records). ‘Heat Above’ is an ethereal track that opens with a Hammond B3 seeping in slowly to set the tone for a triumphant sonic build. You can listen to the song here.

Caroline Kingsbury Shares “Massive Escape” Via Under The Radar

Today, Caroline Kingsbury shares her track “Massive Escape” alongside the music video. Under The Radar premiered the song and video, praising how “the hooks entice, the instrumentation dazzles, and the emotions overwhelm.”

“A 100% real narrative account of a drunk heartbroken night,” reflects Kingsbury. “Wrote this song sitting at the bar where my ex used to go. I walked there from an awkward hookup, drank two shots of tequila and a beer while watching a plane crash into someone’s house in LA on the news. Turns out it was the exact metaphor I needed to describe how I was feeling.”


Today, Six Course Music Group/RCA Records reveal the official track list and stellar lineup of artists featured on the Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album, out this Friday, February 12. Nipsey Hussle, Jay-Z, Hit-Boy, G Herbo, Lil Durk, Black Thought, Polo G, Rakim, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., and more, join previously announced H.E.R., Nas, SiR, A$AP Rocky, Dom Kennedy, and White Dave. “Where There’s People, There’s Power” is the underlining theme on this collection of powerful music destined to inform and inspire today’s generation.


South African-raised, London-based artist Anna Wolf ushers in 2021 with the release of “Gong”, her most striking single to date. Haunting and ethereal, it may bring to mind such female powerhouses such as Tori Amos and Kate Bush, but it’s a sound all her own.

Like the ancient percussive instrument that it takes its name from, “Gong” issues a resonant signal for music lovers to join Wolf as she continues her journey of exploration into making music that is as singular as it is absorbing.

THE LONELY ONES Release New Single “Change the Station” + Official Music Video via Imagen Records

Hard rock band The Lonely Ones released their brand new single, “Change the Station,” via Imagen Records!


The melodic track about relationships and social status is paired with an imaginative visual filled with skits that juxtapose the lifestyles and conversations of a celebrity, “the regulars” and two female friends at a restaurant ‘La Garage.’ The visual is filmed in Beaumont as a continuation of his previous videos shot in front of the same garage space.

Briston Maroney Releases “It’s Still Cool If You Don’t”

As with the forthcoming album, today’s release was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen). In addition to the acclaimed producer, Maroney also co-wrote with the likes of Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull and venerated songwriter Dan Wilson (Leon Bridges, Adele, The Chicks) on the creation of Sunflower. Recorded between the summer of 2019 and early 2020 in Los Angeles, the album is a culmination of the past decade of the now-23-year old’s life.

Sabiyha (Radio 1, Guardian, BBC Intro) | new video out now

The video – a tender montage of family home movie footage spanning Sabiyha’s childhood growing up in Croydon – taps into the themes of honouring cultural and familial heritage which thread through ‘Lullaby’. The new track pays tribute in particular to her Nanny, matriarch of the vibrant extended family Sabiyha grew up around and is melodically built up around the tune Nanny would sing to hush Sabiyha – and twelve other small cousins – to sleep when they were in her care. Speaking about the impetus to make such a personal and evocative video for ‘Lullaby’, Sabiyha notes; I wanted people to have a window into the bustle and vibrancy and see that sense of togetherness that we had growing up – this lyric video is a collection of my childhood memories and provides a visual narrative to really encapsulate what it means to be in my family in all its VHS-nostalgia. It features close, immediate relatives and some wider (but still dear to me); beautiful moments with my parents and the playfulness of my twelve cousins and I – which makes up pretty much most of my younger years. The song itself has an audio layer of a party I recorded, my family speaking and laughing throughout – adding visuals to this makes that audio come to life, so you can feel in the room with us too.

Afro-Dominican Songstress YEИDRY Tells Her Story Via Mini-Documentary “En El Patio”

Experimental psych outfit Project213 share new single

Experimental alt-psych outfit Project213 premiere a brand new single “Bleed With Who?” ahead of its official release this Friday. We partnered with V13 to bring you a first listen to the track today!

For many the pandemic has turned life upside down and restricted people to live within the limits of their homes. But for Jared Hallock, the mastermind behind Project213, seemingly bleak circumstances proved to be a time of creative metamorphosis. Out of the cocoon of confinement comes “Bleed With Who?”, a song bending the best elements of psych rock, alt-rock, and experimental music to express ever-evolving experiences around feelings of frustration, anger, and eventually reflection and growth.

Project 213 Drops the Trippy, Experimental Single “Bleed With Who?” [Premiere]


L.A.-based artist/producer Gryffin has teamed up with platinum-certified, multi-instrumentalist Two Feet for a breathtaking new single called “I Want Love.” Released via Darkroom Records, the track beautifully merges Gryffin’s melodic brand of electronic music with Two Feet’s soulful songwriting and vocals. The latest in a growing list of exciting collaborations for Gryffin, “I Want Love” again demonstrates his tremendous sophistication as a producer, building a bright, sonic world around Two Feet’s expression of longing.

Tigers Jaw Share New Single/Video “New Detroit,” New LP ‘I Won’t Care How You Remember Me’ out 3/5 (Hopeless Records)

Tigers Jaw today released their standout new single “New Detroit” alongside its mysterious, kaleidoscopic video produced by and starring the band of Ben Walsh, Brianna Collins, Teddy Roberts, and Colin Gorman. “This song was conceptualized while touring internationally after starting a new relationship. I was reflecting on an international tour years before when my home life was in a rough place, and that took over the entire experience,” explains Walsh. “I remembered feeling mentally split between the two places, unable to be in the moment even though it was this amazing experience in a new place. ‘New Detroit’ is about the contrast between the two experiences, and how it felt like two completely different lives.” Of the video, he adds: “I was thinking about how I find inspiration to write. Sometimes it just comes to you mysteriously. The song ‘New Detroit’ is sort of different from most songs I write, so the video reflects the concept of experimenting to find inspiration.”

Megan Nash shares 80s jazzercize-inspired video for ‘Quiet’

As 2020 closed, Canadian songwriter Megan Nash resurfaced for the first time in three years with the softness of ‘Artifact’. This year, she unveiled her latest track ‘Quiet’ which is now complete with an accompanying video, out now.

Swiss Music Ensemble KALI Trio To Release Second Album LOOM on March 19, 2021

LOOM is the second album by KALI trio and shows the consequent development of the original style of the working band. The three Swiss musicians Nicolas Stocker (Drums), Urs Müller (E-Gitarre) und Raphael Loher (Piano) weave the various threads of their stylistic background together with relish and fresh skillfulness on their musical loom. The music, created together as an organism, is continuously charged in the four tracks and in the overall dramaturgy of the album and unfolds its rhythmic pull and its mysterious atmosphere in a subtle and inexorable manner.

Swiss Music Ensemble KALI Trio To Release Second Album LOOM on March 19, 2021


Andrew Waite shares addictively upbeat “Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That”

Combining raw sound with electric showmanship, Andrew Waite’s passion for songwriting and stage performance is undeniable. His songs are honest and rugged, making for an unforgettable experience when paired with his dynamic live shows. Recently winning the coveted SOCAN Songwriter of the Year award from Music PEI (2020), Waite is now working with producer Chris Kirby (Quote the Raven, Charlie A’Court) on a new release for 2021.

Porter Robinson shares “Look At The Sky” video, Nurture out 4/23

“I wanted to represent the things we all contribute to this world, and how they last even after we’re gone,” Porter says about the video, which he creative-directed alongside Samuel Burgess-Johnson (The 1975, Tove Lo, The Japanese House). “When I make music in a room by myself, I’m not truly working alone—someone else invented the piano, the computer, the software, even the ideas of melody, chord, harmony and scale. We’re always collaborating with a limitless number of people we don’t know, most of whom aren’t around anymore. We’re all contributing something to the world with our every action, for better or for worse. When we’re gone, let’s hope that the things we leave behind will be useful and beautiful.”

Tampa Rap Sensation Buck Sosa Returns With New Single and Video “Cartier Flow” 

Today Tampa rap sensation Buck Sosa releases his new single “Cartier Flow”, accompanied with a brand new visual. On “Cartier Flow”, Buck Sosa is teaching us how to flex with his skilled flow, raw lyrics, and undeniable presence. The track is backed by a tight, mid-tempo beat that lends itself to replay. Buck Sosa’s verses have a recognizable bass and a genuine honesty that shine through in each bar. With the “Cartier Flow” visual, Buck Sosa is reintroducing himself and proving he’s one to look out for.

Midsummer share video for “I Don’t Know What To Say”

Midsummer are an alternative rock band comprised of vocalist/guitarist Korgan Steinke, bassist Will Maze, and drummer Jacob Ruffin. From the heart of the Midwest, the band formed on a cold winter’s day in early 2019 and wasted no time before they began playing shows throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. They quickly built a reputation as ones to watch earning well-deserved comparisons to Hum, Citizen, Title Fight, Balance and Composure and the like.


Lil Yachty has continued his impressive 2020 run in 2021 with a versatile playbook, now including the release of the dark, colorful and stupid-funny video “Asshole” with Oliver Twist.

Ghostkeeper Reveals Haunting New Single

Ghostkeeper is the project of Shane Ghostkeeper, an artist from Calgary recognized for his songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Shane spent his adolescence isolated by Northern Alberta’s geography, listening to country music records and developing an admiration for individuals who had the ability to convey rich stories through song.

French melo-death metallers Swarmageddon unveiled new music video “Of A Billion Screams”

About 4 months after the official release of their debut album ‘Inhuman’, French melodic death-metallers SWARMAGEDDON just shared another music video, illustrating the song “Of A Billion Screams” on YouTube.

Artist: Ato-Mik – Track: Plenty

Ato-Mik is back sampling a classical composer, this time they flipped Claude Debussy’s Arabesque 1 into a hard hitting Hip-Hop song. With Ato-Mik’s first single of 2021 they are Speaking on leaving people in 2020 who backstabbed and did not serve them. “Plenty” is an anthem hip-hop song dedicated to the friends who turn to enemies. The people that you put all your trust and faith in, to only have it shattered and betrayed. The energy taken and not given in respect. No time for bad energy in 2021.

For Skope: Dim Mak’s Pushing Daizies release dark future bass remix of Tate McRae’s “you broke me first” (free download, out now)

Following their emotive single debut “Want It To End,” released on Dim Mak Records in January, and their official remix of Apashe’s “Distance”, Pushing Daizies are back with another release that will put you right in your feelings. Their remix of Tate McRae’s hit “you broke me first” sees the mysterious duo exploring their darker side with a more minimalistic and haunting sound; opening with soulful vocals from the original, the track quickly incorporates a goosebump-inducing drop featuring glimmering synths layered over a rhythmic and hard-hitting bassline. “You broke me first” tells the tale of an ill-fated romance from the female perspective, finally turning the tables on the last verse with distorted male vocals. The new remix provides a glimpse into the dynamic talent that is hiding behind the facade of Pushing Daizies, and with their 3rd release in less than 2 months, it appears we can expect much more to come!

Southgang lead singer, Jesse Harte, releases some highly sought after goodies from the Vault via FnA Records

This new release entitled “Byte The Bullet + ’93-94 + 2000 Demos + Live” features many projects through the career of Jesse Harte. Most notably is the highly sought after Pre-Southgang band called Byte The Bullet. Byte the Bullet has long been on many music collectors wish list for decades. It finally sees an official release with the 6 lead off tracks on this release. Fans of Southgang will relate to these early tracks.

The second part of this album features Demos from Jesse after Southgang disbanded. They are tracks that start as early as 1993-1994 showing the continuation of the fan favorite singer. Some of these tracks may have even found their way on to a third release had grunge not made its way into the mainstream.

Holiday Ghosts sign to FatCat Records and share new single “Mr. Herandi” | New album “North Street Air” due May 21st

Holiday Ghosts – based in Brighton, via Falmouth, and comprised of drummer Katja Rackin and guitarist Sam Stacpoole – mine the works of eras past to cast the best of artists such as The Kinks, Violent Femmes, Alex Chilton and Modern Lovers as a backdrop onto which they deconstruct a myriad of social issues. Themes of breaking out of moulds and expectations whilst addressing displacement, disillusionment, and living in the midst of heavy advertising and commercial landscapes, spider their way through the new record.

VARANG NORD New Single/Official Video ‘Cīņis Gors’ – Out Now!

Latvian group Varang Nord release their new single Cinis Gors taken from their forthcoming album Pārķiuņa Uomurs, set for release via Sliptrick Records on February 11th. Cinis Gors is a battle anthem capturing the spirit of a hard long sea travels and conquests Northmen have been involved in.

DAVID GRAY – New album ‘SKELLIG’ out Friday 19th February

David Gray will release his twelfth studio album, Skellig, via Laugh a Minute Records / AWAL Recordings on February 19, 2021 on digital formats, with CD & vinyl to follow in May. The second LP to be produced by Ben de Vries, the thirteen-track album departs from the shimmering electronics of 2019’s Gold In A Brass Age and embarks on a sparser, communal soundscape with the atmospheric songs centring themselves around six-part vocals with Gray trading his signature gravel for a softer tone.

Favid Gray – New album ‘SKELLIG’ out Friday 19th February


Marrying Gryffin’s uplifting, accessible melodies with Two Feet’s slick vocals, ‘I Want Love’ is an emotion-tinged dance anthem with serious crossover appeal. It follows Gryffin’s recent singles ‘Safe With Me’ and ‘Cry’, collaborations with Bay Area singer-songwriter Audrey Mika and Swedish dance favourite John Martin respectively, tracks that have already amassed more than 30 million combined Spotify streams.

New Video: Rampton Prom deliver new visuals for their UK Bassline influenced single ‘Little Things’ – out today

After closing 2020 with the release of their debut single ‘Too Baby’ (which was championed by BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq), emerging trio Rampton Prom recently returned to deliver their next piece of beat-driven alt-pop, ‘Little Things’, and now return to unveil the track’s official visualiser.