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Listen to Max Foreman’s “Second Time Around” via MXDWN; debut EP out this Friday, 3/5

Today Max Foreman is sharing his new single “Second Time Around” via MXDWN. Check out the premiere here. Max Foreman’s self-released debut, Underground, is due out this Friday, March 5th. In case you’ve missed them, check out Max’s previous singles “State of Decay,” “Underground,” and “Open Eyes.”

mxdwn PREMIERE: Max Foreman Ruminates on a Bad Case of Déjà vu with New Song “Second Time Around”

Kalie Shorr debuts new acoustic video for “Amy”

Produced by Butch Walker (Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, Green Day), “Amy” was released last month to widespread critical praise after first debuting on TikTok, where it has garnered nearly 3 million views to date. Of the track, Rolling Stone proclaims, “Kalie Shorr pairs euphoric Nineties power pop with the lyrical sting of Alanis Morissette…it’s glorious,” while Billboard declares, “Shorr goes full-on rock with assistance from revered pop/rock producer Butch Walker for this power-pop nugget that jumps out of the speakers.” The song is the first unveiled from Shorr’s forthcoming EP, set for release later this year. Additional details to be announced soon.

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out today: Zilched’s Blistering “The Knife” video

Detroit-based noise-pop artist Zilched (Chloë Drallos) released her latest video from her momentous debut album DOOMPOP today, the thunderous “The Knife.” She explains: “‘The Knife’ is love/hate. I wanted the video, with dancing improvised by Morgan McCaul, to visualize an inner monologue, where those different emotional powers start to take over and ultimately lead to release of that power.”


Following last week’s release of his debut album Free Trial, BAD CHILD presents the official music video for “Mannequin.”


Wasel Muzik es un artista nacido en Cali, Colombia que se crió en Houston, Texas. Su primer lanzamiento en el mercado latino fue con el tema “Solo Amigos”, y el video musical llego a mas de 1.7 millón de visitas en YouTube. Ahora, Wasel llega con un tema que promete ser un éxito increíble para este artista, “Metele”, canción que fue producida por el gran Scott Summers que estuvo a cargo del éxito “Con Calma” de Daddy Yankee y también firmado con el exitoso duo Play N Skillz.

Grids & Dots announce new EP, What Happens To Friendships

Making their return for 2021, Sydney indie four-piece Grids & Dots announce their new EP, What Happens To Friendships. A collection of music that has been with the band from the beginning of their journey together, the EP charts the development of a strong sonic identity; one that continues to flourish today.

Cricketbows delivers magical, mystery ride with forthcoming Raised on Rock And Roll, share video for “Necronomicon”

“Cricketbows are back with a new single and video for their track ‘Necronomicon’ – the first salvo from their forthcoming new album Raised on Rock And Roll. The album will be released on April 20, 2021, and features production by Mike Montgomery (The Breeders, Buffalo Killers) with art by Alan Forbes (AFI, The Black Crowes). When we last heard from the band, they were trolling the depths of existence with a medatative tune. On ‘Necronomicon’ you get the answer to the question: what if Tom Waits and Nick Drake had been in Fleetwood Mac instead of Lindsey Buckingham? With cosmically great vocals and spooky Americana and rock sonics, “Necronomicon” hints at their best work to come on the new album.”

Kage Creates a Plume of Climactic Bass House With New Single “Smokin'” on IN / ROTATION – Out Now

After his recent remix duties for Ekonovah’s “Medicine,” and two cinematic rumblers with “Godspeed” and “Suspect,” the shadowy figure is storming out with his first release of 2021. His new offering feeds off of his minimalist mindset, as he creates a raw and rubbery groove that burns with a cinematic appeal.

Single and Video Release / Lucy Dye & Jon Darc – Lucifer As A Girl

Song and video celebrate strong femininity. The song by portraying the dark, powerful, and seductive energy of a beautiful, independent woman. The video is working in a similar direction by flipping the gender roles of the Orpheus and Euridice myth. Hereby we create the image of the woman as the brave heroine of the story while allowing the male part to take the gentle role of the captured pray in need of saving.

September Mourning “Kill This Love” Music Video

Hard Rock, Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING storms into 2021 with a visually stunning music video for their newest single, “Kill This Love.” Originally premiered on Metal Injection the video was created by Rich Juzwick and is the follow up to “Wake The Dead” in preparation for the band’s upcoming full length release, Volume IV; “Kill This Love” is their second single partnered with Legend Recordings & INgrooves.


18-year-old Nigerian/Scottish songwriter TAYO SOUND today releases the video for track ‘Runaway’, the lead track from the ‘Runaway EP’ which dropped February 12th.

Dublin’s Bedrooms share the slowcore majesty of “For Today” | Debut EP “The Afterglow” due April 2021

Today, Dublin quartet Bedrooms are sharing new single “For Today”, the first song to be lifted from their forthcoming debut EP “The Afterglow”. The EP, due in April, was recorded with revered songwriter and producer Bill Ryder-Jones behind the desk.


Directed by fashion film maker Jhenyfy Muller and former creative director of Lewis Magazine, and styled by creative director Rabih Rowell – another important figure in the emerging ME fashion scene – the visual continues tackling the social issues Layla has been advocating for, the inclusion and representation of black Arabs in the UAE, Layla explains; “we shot the video after the BLM protests in the USA started, I wanted to cast Ghanaian model Jamal Bright to ensure there was more representation of black artists in our region. My previous video ‘Loyalty’ was shot before the protests, there is a strong scene between the Sudanese and the white actors which we left in the final cut. It is about opening up a discussion on anti-blackness, which has long been a problem in the Middle East, but it is rarely discussed”.

New Music Video – “Wait On Me” with Joe & The Anchor

Due to the pandemic and the restrictions that have followed, the band members were challenged to make their first music video completely by themselves. This challenge goes hand in hand with the song’s message – to have patience and trust the process. Wait On Me encourages us to see the light even in difficult times that helps us pull through to the other side, which this music video also represents.

OXYGYN – Maltese electro-pop outfit share brand new video: ‘Mercy’

The new video continues from 2020’s ‘Wicked White Lies’, a portrayal of how society deals with social issues in which individuals are made vulnerable, as frontman Kurt Abela details: “We become angered by a social cause when it first emerges, but we are quick to break it down within our own minds and forget. Instead, we focus on our own personal issues, and are not able to overcome them.

Soleil Bleu | New EP “Félins pour l’Autre” is out!

After three singles over the last few years, Soleil Bleu is releasing its first EP “Félins Pour l’Autre” with six exclusive tracks written, composed and performed by Lou Lesage (singer-songwriter) and Arthur Jacquin (singer-songwriter and arranger). Taking as a starting point old demos composed and arranged in Arthur’s room, Soleil Bleu work with Maxime Kosinetz (member of Bon Voyage Organisation) to record and mix the tracks in the studio, with the help of Florian Gouello (drums), Maxime Daoud (bass), and with the participation of Ulysse Cottin (from the band Papooz), who has been following the project since the beginning.

Northern Irish indie songwriter Conchúr White releases shadowy new single “Vocation Vacation”

Northern Irish artist Conchúr White has announced the release of his second EP ‘Dreamers’, and is today sharing its first single “Vocation Vacation”. The new single and EP follow hot on the heels of Conchúr White’s 2020 debut EP ‘Bikini Crops’.

New single “Vocation Vacation” bursts into life with a tumultuous piano run before White raises the curtain with the words “the world’s at its knees, but I’ve got a plan / I’m gonna post Orwell over Instagram”. Throughout the track, Conchúr muses on various modern day dilemmas amid a backdrop of hushed organs, twirling bass lines and rattling percussion.


Van Morrison will release ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’ on May 7th on Exile/BMG. His 42nd record and his most dynamic and contemporary album in years, ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’ is a 28-track delve into his ongoing love of blues, R&B, jazz and soul. However much you may love his classic albums, this new project proves that he’s living in the present, and remains an artist of integrity and distinction.

BARLEY PASSABLE – Rising Sydney disco-duo unveil debut EP: ‘Hindsight’ + new single: ‘Silver’

Released today, 3rd March 2021, the ‘Hindsight’ EP finds a band casting one eye back to the funk-fuelled melodies and discofied rhythms of yesteryear, with its other fixed on a fresh, finessed and floor-filling vision for the post-Pandemic generation.

Take latest track “Silver”, with all its clipped French-touch grooves, elastic disco basslines and glittering retro synthesizers. Intended as a beacon of hope and a paean to eternal youth; it’s a mirror-ball speckled marvel, destined to shine in the darkest of dance-halls as the new era of nightlife and all its endless possibilities beckon.

No.1 hit in China! ‘SUPERNOVA’ by Japanese-Chinese boyband WARPs UP gets new full-length lyric video

The fourth new release in as many months from Japanese-Chinese boyband WARPs UP, ‘SUPERNOVA’, now has a brand new lyric video. The video, which includes the full-length version of the song, was released today (March 3) on the group’s official YouTube account.

Slow Dance’s Uma releases final single ‘Nebula’ from upcoming EP

Born in Catalonia to a British mother, trained in Performance Art, and a Thai father, working in a hospice in the slums of Bangkok, the Barcelona-based singer-songwriter’s upbringing of travel and diversity in encounters has inspired chords of empathy; the affinity to those around her bleeds naturally into her music.

Ida Mae Announces New Album ‘Click Click Domino,’ Shares Video for Title Track Feat. Marcus King

Today, the Nashville-via-London duo Ida Mae announced their new sophomore album Click Click Domino, which follows their critically-acclaimed EP Raining For You and breakout debut Chasing Lights. The husband-wife duo Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean has also shared the title track from the record, which features a blistering guitar performance from Marcus King. Click Click Domino will be released on July 16th, through Thirty Tigers.

Greek Experimental Electronic-Pop Artist, IOTA PHI Shares Atmospheric New Single ‘Wolves Mate For Life’

IOTA PHI aka Ilia Darlin is a Greek singer, songwriter, director and record producer. Inspired by ideas of identity, post humanism and greek mythology, her sound effortlessly brings together a swirling mix of Alternative Electronic, Pop and R&B in a truly original and elegant Art-Pop package.

Burlington’s Clever Girls Share “Stonewall” From Constellations LP, Due March 26 via Egghunt Records

Quote from Diane Jean (they/them pronouns):
I wrote Stonewall about the distribution of emotional labor in relationships and what is often asked of us AFAB (assigned female at birth) individuals based on our perceived gender identities. I believe that a lot of my shortcomings within the context of interpersonal relationships were as a result of emotional over exertion, and I really wanted to capture that feeling on this one. You might notice that the vocals on this song sound defeated or exhausted. To accomplish that, we recorded the main vocal in one take, as a first utterance (I woke up after a near all-nighter at the Studio, and without speaking a word, I recorded it directly from my sleeping bag…literally). Stonewall is really my own anthem of rebellion- against my own perfectionism and against the constant inner monologue that tells me to adapt to others’ needs and expectations.

ACID MAMMOTH: new album ‘Caravan’ streaming in full!

“‘Caravan’ is primitive on its face but deceptively intricate and ably constructed, with a consistency of craft that unites the material across this five song/40-minute release and finds Acid Mammoth living up to the challenge and responsibility before them. No single band could possibly embody the entirety of ‘Greek heavy’ as a form simply because it isn’t a singular form, but in culling influences from the worldwide heavy sphere and reshaping them into something of their own, Acid Mammoth nonetheless bring to life a key ethic in what’s made Greece flourish these last years, and so, are a fitting and vital representation after all.” says The Obelisk.

Review & Full Album Premiere: Acid Mammoth, Caravan