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Blow_flyy Presents The New Video For The Single “Bleed 4 You”

Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances – Dead Animals

The Dead Animals music video was made many months ago during safer and more hospitable times. It features members of Lush Buffalo/Little Junior and famed videographer Kurtis Watson, with The Effens’ Austin Nops as the director. The video is a fast paced, high energy, fun loving abduction! It’s light-hearted yet heavy all at the same time. In these incredibly tough, mentally exhausting times, we hope that watching these goofs have fun brings a smile to your face!


Following from his last single ‘IMPOSTER’ featuring GESS, BOY UNTITLED returns with new power pop track ‘LIONSGATE,’ an ode to the hyper-aware nature of our current reality. LIONSGATE (02.03.2021) is the first track taken from BOY UNTITLED’s ‘ZENITH’ project; a new dawn for BOY UNTITLED as he explores the huge cultural shift and the parameters of our evolved world.

CYANIDE SUNDAE Release New Single ‘Anger Cage’

British alt rock group Cyanide Sundae have released a new single and video in the from of the track Anger Cage.

Paul (singer/guitarist) from Cyanide Sundae had this to say about Anger Cage; “This track was due to be released summer 2020 as part of the promotion of the 13 date U.K. summer tour. As it obviously didn’t happen we’ve hanged on to it. The reason we’re releasing it now is coz over the lockdown periods of 2020 we recorded a new song to debut us as a four piece. We’re be releasing that in couple of months. So we thought we’d get rid of the old before we bring in the new.


Having been on the cusp of big things for a while now, Irish producer Welshy is in the midst of a breakthrough moment with his track ‘Haiti’. Playlisted at Radio 1, Kiss FM, Kiss Dance and Capital Dance, the crossover house track has already amassed over 4 million streams and has just hit the Top 20 of the UK Shazam Chart. His profile is also exploding at TikTok, where he has added 25,000 new followers in just a month, resulting in 1.3 million likes.

Humphrey Dennis “Love?”

Seamlessly working with chopped vocals, using his own voice as an instrument and a hybrid of samples, Humphrey’s skills in producing has led to a number of acclaimed support following his work with long time collaborator Zanillya (WONDERLAND, LONDON IN STEREO, HUNGER, CLASH). All eyes are now on the skilled artist as he introduces himself to the world.

Dreamy, Fuzzy Indie Alt – Brother. “EZ”

Finding influence in the likes of The Neighbourhood and Porches, “EZ” takes a minimal approach, soaked in vintage synth sounds and an overall warm, easy indie vibe.

MIDDLE KIDS – Share New Single ‘Stacking Chairs’ // New Album ‘Today We’re The Greatest’ out 19th March via Lucky Number

The Sydney-based three-piece Middle Kids (Hannah Joy, Tim Fitz and Harry Day) today release “Stacking Chairs”, the surging and chiming pop song that encapsulates the extraordinary intimacy and creativity that gave rise to Today We’re The Greatest, their hotly anticipated second album, out this month on March 19th 2021 via Lucky Number (pre-save it here).

WHITE WIZZARD Announce New Single ‘Viral Insanity’ Featuring Mark Boals On Vocals

“As a kid, Yngwie Malmsteen’s ‘Trilogy’ album was my favorite, and I always thought the vocals and songs on that album were some of the best ever in heavy metal”, says Leon. “I wrote a song called ‘Viral Insanity’ after Covid-19 hit, and one thing led to another and I was put in touch with Mark. I felt the song was perfect for his voice. We all tracked at home, and I sent him my demos and he nailed it. Will and James just kill the leads, and it was a fun quarantine collaboration for us to do with a musical icon and hero of ours. We hope you enjoy it! We have much more to come in 2021 and beyond. Rock on and stay safe.”

Lady Dan (ffo: Julia Jacklin, Katy Kirby, Mattiel) | Shares new single “No Home”

“No Home” comes as the second installment from Tyler’s debut album, I Am the Prophet which is out April 23 on Earth Libraries – I feel that this new track demonstrates a new angle to Tyler’s quite stunning songwriting, fusing these magnificent string sections with whispered guitar and introspective textures, it also finds Dozier’s voice at its most isolated providing quite a chilling performance. The record itself is a deeply personal project for Tyler, digging into her conflicting opinions on the Church and her experience growing up within it, attending ministry school in Birmingham, AL, and also the patriarchal restraints that her life was put under via the Church/ex-partner and how these impeded her growth. “No Home” looks in part at this, whilst also paying testament to her father’s passing (Dozier left school to go and care for her farther back in Dothan, AL before he passed away) – it’s a song about grief, and losing comfort/home, whilst also being about taking ownership and knowing that she made certain decisions to help better her own life (leaving the school also helped allow her to prioritise music).

Austin Lucas — New Single & Video: Cry Over – Sabotag Records / Broken Silence / The Orchard

Today the fourth single “Cry Over” of the new AUSTIN LUCAS album “Alive In The Hotzone” (release date: 10/30/20 via Sabotage Records/Broken Silence/The Orchard) is released.

John Moods announces new album ‘So Sweet So Nice’ and shares video for title track via Arbutus Records

After many years of playing in the band Fenster (so far producing four LP’s and the film Emocean) Jonathan Jarzyna adopted the moniker John Moods, releasing his debut full-length The Essential John Moods with Mansions and Millions in 2018. Now, having completed his first solo tours, he returns with So Sweet So Nice, which will be released as two EPs: So Sweet on April 16th and So Nice on August 6th. This diptych will ultimately culminate in one vinyl LP, to be released in physical format on August 6th via Arbutus Records.

Sam and Sounds drops enchanting new single‘Weird Day’

South East singer-songwriter Sam and Sounds returns with new single ‘Weird Day’, out 4th March.

Pairing the warm sounds of a ukulele with Sam’s pitch-perfect vocals, ‘Weird Day’ is an enchanting love song that sees the Surrey-born artist serenade the special girl in his life. It marks his second single release in quick succession, following January’s ‘Silly’, a track that Indie Central Music described as a “stunning feelgood anthem”.

London based Afro-German songstress Wellingta has released her ‘Be True’ video

‘Be True’ is produced by PRGRSHN (Mahalia, Anne-Marie, WSTRN) and Wellingta is already receiving early support for the track from the likes of Flaunt Magazine, KAZI Magazine and CelebMix among others, it would be great to add your support as well.

Temptress release their 90’s lockdown anthem ‘SOS’

London based DIY pop duo Temptress gear up to release their new single ‘SOS’, a self-anointed ‘lockdown anthem’ for tough times, out 4th March.

Writing and producing all of their material, the two (Vlad and Jess) have been releasing singles since 2016, garnering over 3 million streams to date. They have gone on to sell out a headline show at The Pickle Factory, London, opened for Rejjie Snow and were invited to perform at Clara Amfo’s ‘About’ showcase.

Syce Wavy Drops the First Tiktok EP

Talented fast-rising hip-hop act, Syce Wavy, announces the release of “Say Less (TikTok Challenge),” the first of its kind project fully dedicated to TikTok

Syce Wavy has taken a giant step towards challenging the status quo in the music scene as the multitalented entertainer recently released his latest project titled “Say Less (TikTok Challenge).” The work is particularly unique as it makes Syce Wavy the first-ever artist to do an album specifically For TikTok challenges.

“I believe that this is revolutionary as far as creating an album specifically for TikTok challenges. Especially with the way TikTok is promoting new artists and music,” said Syce Wavy.

RENÉ unveils empowering new single ‘Better U’

A bold modern R&B jam, ‘Better U’ combines forward-thinking production with RENÉ’s confident and empowering vocals. It marks her first release of the new year and follows 2020 singles ‘Uncharted Waters’ and ‘Space In Between’, a track that tastemaker platform COLORS described as showcasing her “sensational tones (…) across a trap-inspired beat”.

Watch the powerful new video from jess joy for “thrashold” 

100% from Bandcamp Friday “thrashold” sales will benefit Los Angeles-based nonprofit “A New Way of Life”, “promoting healing, power and opportunity for formerly incarcerated people by taking a multifaceted approach to mitigating the effects of, and ultimately eliminating, mass incarceration.”

A New App That Does More Than Connect Fans to Fave Music- New Artists Can Monetize Work

Arinze states, “The pandemic has caused a wave of demand for live music, which with venues closed and the industry on pause, artists have turned to live streaming. All social media platforms allow for live streams but few are monetized. Pefoma eliminates third-party payment or booking integration and will also be the only known platform where artists earn all revenue generated from their profile, with no fees or cut of revenue taken when using the app.”

Survey: The most memorable advertising jingles of all time

To explore the staying power of advertising jingles, Quality Logo Products recently surveyed 735 U.S. consumers to share their impressions of 67 popular advertising melodies.

Here’s what they found:

“Nationwide is on your side” from Nationwide Insurance was the best known advertising jingle, recognized by 93% of surveyed respondents. It was followed closely by McDonald’s “Ba-da-ba-ba-baa….I’m loving it” and the canyon-crossing cry of “Ricola”.
The top 10 most recognizable advertising jingles are all attached to brands between 50 and 100 years old. Five of those jingles themselves reach back to the 1960s.
The repetitive jingle for Liberty Mutual tops both the most hated and the most annoying lists — but is also in the top 10 for the most catchy.
The jingle for Sara Lee is by far the most commonly misheard, with 75% of respondents incorrectly thinking the lyrics are”Nobody does it like Sara Lee.

The Catchiest Advertising Jingles of All Time

IMMORTALIZER – single “Lemmy” (from upcoming album)

Dave D.R. is a multi-instrumentalist recording artist and performer from Ontario Canada. He released his debut EP on CD & 7″ vinyl in 2016 and on social media in 2020. He is currently writing and recording the first full length album. (Special thanks to Jobert Mello of SLEDGEHAMMER GRAPHIX for his amazing cover art as well as the new IMMORTALIZER logo).

Watch the video for Berlin-based John Moods’ newest single, “So Sweet So Nice,” off So Sweet that’s out April 16th on Arbutus Records.

After many years of playing in the band Fenster (so far producing four LP’s and the film Emocean) Jonathan Jarzyna adopted the moniker John Moods, releasing his debut full-length The Essential John Moods with Mansions and Millions in 2018. Now, having completed his first solo tours, he returns with So Sweet So Nice, which will be released as two EPs: So Sweet on April 16th and So Nice on August 6th. This diptych will ultimately culminate in one vinyl LP, to be released in physical format on August 6th.

Irish superstar Imelda May debuts “Made To Love” track, from forthcoming LP ’11 Past the Hour’ out April 23

“I wrote this song from the perspective of Love itself as a living thing and how much it has suffered for simply being. It frightens some with the power of its simplicity, purity, truth and breathtaking beauty. It puts a mirror to us and only through it can we see our true ourselves,” May says of her inspiration behind the track. “I believe in Love. I believe in fighting for Love. I believe that we are made to Love.”

SAMI NATHAN emerges from ITV’s The Voice with stunning new single ‘Older With You’

Chosen by Sir Tom Jones after her stunning re-working of the Etta James classic ‘At Last!’ to take the final spot on his team. Sami moved through to ‘The Battles’ round where she lost out to Hannah Williams. This prompted much debate on social media, and across national and international press arguing that she should have been kept in, whilst noticing that Jones had ‘snubbed’ Olly Murs for not using his ‘steal’ on Sami.

Moontype Share “3 Weeks”

Last month, Moontype announced their debut LP Bodies of Water (due out April 2nd on Born Yesterday Records). The announcement coincided with the release of the band’s single “About You,” which recently appeared on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and followed their stand alone debut single “Ferry,” which received an overwhelming response when it was released in late 2020, earning comparisons to Galaxie 500 and Beach House in The New York Times and praise and “most anticipated LPs of 2021” nods from outlets like FADER, MTV, VICE, Stereogum, NPR, Paste and Bandcamp. Today, the band are sharing a third single from the LP, the beautifully understated “3 Weeks.”

Lake Street Dive premieres latest track “Being a Woman”

“Happy Women’s History Month and this one goes out to all of the hard-working women of the world,” says Kearney. “We are thankful to the many voices that came before us shouting for gender equality, without whom we may never have had this microphone in which to say, ‘it’s not fixed yet!’ With this song, we humbly add our voices to that chorus.”

Shakey Graves’ cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” out now on DSP’s + Roll The Bones X due April 2

“I am a total sucker for an out of context cover. Inevitably when you strip back the original production of any song and frame it in a new light, alternate meanings tend to emerge,” says front-man Alejandro Rose-Garcia. “I think I always imagined covering something off of Nebraska (my Bruce Springsteen gateway drug). That album was always a thematic inspiration to my sound, and I remember being initially stunned when I first heard The Boss being quiet, sweet, and creepy all at the same time. ‘I’m On Fire’ has these same qualities but I always steered clear of it partially because it’s arguably Bruce’s most covered tune and mainly because I spent years avoiding Born In The U.S.A. It took me a long time to recognize it as is the masterpiece of subversion it is, a troubled album about a troubled nation masquerading as fist pumping anthem rock. There is an underlying obsession and mania that emerges from these lyrics on their own.”

Blow_flyy Presents The New Video For The Single “Bleed 4 You”