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On March 26th, Paris’ inimitable space disco sextet L’Impératrice will release their anticipated second album Tako Tsubo and invite us into their singular world where fun, grooves, and the freedom to be your authentic self reign. In celebration, they have shared a new single and video, “Hématome”. Dreamy, adventurous, and anchored by a deep seductive groove, “Hématome” is an epic to get lost in. The group’s witty social critique and otherworldly glamour are on full display in the accompanying video.


William H. Macy is more than just your favorite on-screen character, he’s creating gritty music and badass whiskey. His new single, “Whiskey Dell,” is a marriage of those passions. Under the moniker Willie Creeks, Macy’s inner outlaw, is personally writing spirited tales of fishing in the rugged Rockies while armed with his trusty 1935 Martin ukulele and a glass of whiskey from Woody Creek Distillers.

The Wrecks release new single ‘I Want My Life Back Now’

Alt-rock quartet The Wrecks are starting off the year strong with the release of their new single, I Want My Life Back Now, available to stream today via Big Noise. The track is an upbeat and positive tune about wanting that special someone back and wanting to go back to the way things were.

French progressive-rock/ambient-metal trio Fields of Næcluda teamed up with Der Zoologe von Berlin for a collaborative song called ‘White Clouds’

A few weeks after the release of a live record called ‘Half Live’ and while the guys are currently working hard on their next studio album, Progressive-rock/ambient-metal trio Fields of Naecluda took the time to team up with electro visal poetry project Der Zoologe von Berlin for a collaborative song called “White Clouds” available right now on streaming + FREE DOWNLOAD on Bandcamp.

JOSEPH BROOKS ORGAN Unpacks a Love Ultimately Lost in New Album ‘Lovelorn’

Canadian singer/songwriter Joseph Brooks Organ is anything but bereft as he celebrates the release of his freshly pressed album offering, Lovelorn — available now!

From start to finish, lush arrangements reinforce Organ’s lyrical storytelling, field guiding listeners along a narrative path through all the stages — for better or worse — of a love ultimately lost.

Reuben Koops – ‘Oblivious’ – NEW SINGLE

After a three year hiatus and a recent single in late 2020 ‘Like the Movies’, Reuben Koops is back with another new single Oblivious, due for release on March 12. Sonically a step up from Like The Movies, Oblivious is a new direction for the Australian singer/songwriter; a move he has been planning for some time.

JUNO Award-Nominated All-Girl Teen Supergroup GIRL POW-R Create Spinoff THE SQUAD & Release Two Remixes

It’s a remix for the JUNO Award-nominated and chart-topping Canadian all-girl supergroup Girl Pow-R in more ways than one… The Toronto-based teen popsters have divvied up their mega-talents into three mini-groups, and released two hi-hat trap remixes for “Fun All Day” and “Friends Click” — available now — everywhere!

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The group formed after Will Stewart – an accomplished songwriter and guitar player who has released several acclaimed records under his own name and with the Birmingham-based group Timber – sent a few curious text messages inviting a group of friends and collaborators to convene and write some tunes together. That group included: Taylor Hollingsworth, Wes McDonald, Eric Wallace, and Chris McCauley.

New Music From Rod Wave “Street Runner” Out Now On Alamo/Geffen Records

From eclipsing 5 billion streams all-time to being the No. 4 biggest U.S. artist on YouTube in 2020, Rod Wave still craves more success. Nearly a year after releasing his triumphant album Pray 4 Love, Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) is ready to start a new journey for his forthcoming effort SoulFly. Slated for a March 26th release date, Wave’s sophomore offering clocks in at 19 tracks, with the lone feature coming from Chicago star Polo G. Wave’s first single, “Street Runner,” exemplifies his precocious songwriting abilities along with his unrelenting honesty. Check out the brand new ShotbyEye4-directed video –

New Music From YSB Tril & Bankrol Hayden “Touchdown” Out Now On LISTEN TO THE KIDS/Interscope Records

Last week, Tril delivered a thematic visual for “Ain’t the Same.” His somber lyrics came to life in the Rick Lancaster-helmed video when he looked to remedy his lover-turned-vampire and her evil ways. Watch HERE Tril’s attempt was futile after he tried to get a priest involved to save her. Things spiraled when the bloodthirsty vampire sought vengeance and viciously bit the neck of both men, causing a troubling transformation to the rapper. The love-drunk single has already become a popular song in the sports world after the NBA and Toronto Raptors used it before tip-off last month.


Introspective soulful blues with a hint of ‘I’m ready to boogie’, Timothy Wolf is the thrilling new kid on the block, today sharing his extraordinary debut single In Your Arms Again, an alluring ode to long term love, released today. Following an enormous debut sell out show at The Night Cat Fitzroy last month,Timothy Wolf and his boisterous nine-piece band The Howlers are set to step it up with their single launch show at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on May 6, with support from Guthrie.

Wolfe Hybrid Comes Alive with “Parabellum”

Wolfe Hybrid is back in action with their new single “Parabellum” which graces our ears today. Filled with epic instrumentation and out-of-this-world lyrics, the group has become a stray mainstay in the rock n’ roll scene. As the track ebbs and flows it brings the pure spirit of the band to life.

Dani Stevenson (Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” singer, Missy Elliot) Reveals Epic New Single

Stevenson is most known for her feature on Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” as the responding female voice in the hook. Signed to Universal Records early in her career, she has also collaborated on Honk Your Horn” featuring Missy Elliot.

Introducing: Sophia Wahnschaffe

Sophia Wahnschaffe is a singer that takes pop music into a new direction. This German singer is not afraid to experiment. Every song sang by Sophia has a different mood, creating a unique atmosphere. Her music is a delightful fusion of different musical genres.


Today, Austin, Texas rapper Quin NFN releases his latest single “Right Now,” featuring Stunna 4 Vegas. Out now via 10K Projects, “Right Now” is the talent’s first single of 2021 and his first collaboration with the North Carolinian-born Stunna 4 Vegas. Since his 2019 debut 4NUN, Quin NFN has amassed nearly 80 million streams on Spotify alone and over 30 million views on YouTube for his hard-hitting flow. With his latest single “Right Now,” Quin NFN is ready to become a global hitmaker in rap.


Today, DMV-born rapper TyFontaine releases his latest single “Run It Up” featuring SoFaygo, out now via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. His first single of the new year, “Run It Up” is TyFontaine’s reintroduction following a breakthrough 2020. Last year, TyFontaine was featured on three songs of Internet Money’s star-studded debut album B4 The Storm and released two mixtapes of his own – 1800 and We Ain’t The Same. For TyFontaine, a highly prolific talent, “Run It Up” is just a sneak peek for what he has coming up.


Consistently keeping his rapidly growing fanbase fed with new music, Damien dropped his debut track “Catch Me” last November and has since released “Monsters,” “Here’s ur chance,” “i can’t stop” and most recently “Ride,” which has reached over 100k streams on Spotify in just two weeks.


Says WATTS: “I had written and recorded “Feels” back in 2018 and it had been bubbling a bit, added to a few playlists, and one day I got a DM from Khalid telling me how much he loved the song. I was totally shocked, Khalid has been an artist that I have always admired, and to find out he was a fan of mine was incredible. I tried not to get my hopes up to much, but all of the stars aligned and here we are – releasing this new version of the song together. It’s been pretty wild and I am so proud of how it turned out.”

New Music From Jacob Banks “For My Friends EP” Out Now On Interscope Records

Nigerian-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Banks shares his highly awaited new project For My Friends via Interscope Records. The follow-up to his critically acclaimed full-length debut Village, the eight-song project is available at all digital retailers now.

Selena Gomez Spanish-Language EP ‘Revelación’ Out Now Via Interscope Records

Almost entirely recorded remotely due to COVID, Gomez wanted to work with artists that she “admired and respected within the Latin community.” She tapped multiple Latin GRAMMY® Award-winner Tainy [Bad Bunny, J Balvin] and NEON16 as executive producers. Tasked with bringing Selena’s musical vision to life, Tainy expressed, “To be reunited with Selena on this project was amazing. We wanted to merge work I’ve been doing with the pop arena Selena has always mastered, to create something that was authentic to who she is. I’m a huge fan of her work and to have this responsibility has been an incredible honor.”

“Stepping Stone” from Boston based wistful indie rock collective Valleyheart

Marked by introspective lyricism, mournful melodies, lush blankets of driving guitars and wistful vocal deliveries, Massachusetts’s Valleyheart is equal parts boldness and beauty. Led by singer/songwriter/producer Kevin Klein, the four-piece formed in 2016 with the idea of rearranging Klein’s haunting folk songs (written in his home closet studio) into dynamic rock statements.

Hot Breath release “Right Time” single

Hot Breath release “Right Time” Friday, March 12. “Right Time” is the fourth and final single from the band’s upcoming full-length debut “Rubbery Lips”, as well as the opening track of the album. The single is released with a music video, directed, shot & edited by Jim Nedergård.

Alt/Electronic Collective Dutchkid Tease Forthcoming Debut Album With New Single ‘Sugar’

Following the release of ‘Lemonade’ which saw three spins across BBC Radio 1 on ‘Future Artists’ and on the nationwide BBC Introducing show, the alt/pop electronic collective Dutchkid are back with new single ‘Sugar’ on Ultra Music. Marking single number two to be taken from their upcoming debut album also on Ultra Music, Dutchkid continue to turn heads with their unique brand of stylish electronic pop. Written in the unlikely location of an Airbnb in the Midlands along with renowned producer John Foyle (Gorillaz, Years & Years, Jai Paul), Dutchkid once again demonstrate the raw talent that so rightly earned them a BBC Introducing Best of 2020 accolade.