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WATCH: Marva Von Theo – “Somewhere Safe”


Following on from the unapologetic “Voices”, the anthemic “Grow Up”, the candid “Right Here With Me”, the vicious “A Shortcut” and the dynamic “Dopamine”, dynamic pop-punk/metalcore quartet Octopus Montage now presents yet another notable single – the seething “Don’t Run Your Mouth”. Proving the formation’s undeniable ability to fully explore and utilize the wide spectrum of the genre specifics that the pop-punk style is often associated with, this single offers a proof for Octopus Montage’s ability to showcase sincere and honest emotions, thoughts and well-crafted music compositions through a variety of different music elements, not showing tendency to constantly exploiting the same methods for expression over and over. The phrase “stick it to the man” is often used to describe the group’s attitude when it comes to what they write about and “Don’t Run Your Mouth” is another example of this and continues to prove that Octopus Montage will not hold back on speaking opinions on subjects in which the members of the formation feel passionate about.


Video Debut from A RISING FORCE

A RISING FORCE and HighVolMusic are please to announce the new video for ‘Love and War’.

‘Undertow’, the debut album from A RISING FORCE, is set to release on May 7th, 2021 via HighVolMusic. The album was written in the fall of 2019 through the summer of 2020 and recorded in in the fall of 2020. ‘Undertow’ features 10 tracks including a cover of the Warrant hit “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” If you like commercial radio friendly hard rock, you’ll like this record.

ICYMI: Alt-pop newcomer ELLISE drops official ‘Feeling Something Bad’ video

The internet is a pop star’s game and ELLISE is winning! The LA-based alt-pop newcomer is fully charged and ready to take 2021 by the horns as she releases new single ‘Feeling Something Bad’.

Over the last year, a consistent run of releases has put Ellise forward as one of pop music’s cult-adored, platforming herself through social media and its stan culture to develop an audience which thrives over every release and every tweet, backing it up with hyper dark-pop that’s as eccentric as it is nostalgic. Ellise is building an unstoppable brand filled with bubblegum pop palettes and a sound that is distinctively hers.

Toronto Folk Band SAMWAYS releases “Untrodden Ways” as an Acoustic Taster of Forthcoming Debut

Toronto-based folk quartet Samways acknowledge the work of a late, great Canadian poet in this, their new single, “Untrodden Ways” — available now!

Landing ahead of their forthcoming debut album, the song is backed by a steady bass groove and the sounds of lead songwriter, guitarist and composer Nathan Hiltz’s acoustic, and driven by the beautiful and smile-inducing vocal harmonies of co-lead singers Shannon Butcher, Melissa Lauren, and Jessica Lalonde.

Rubii’s colorful ‘B4LONG’ is something we all can relate to

Originating from Bristol, 20 year-old Rubii exudes a genre-bending sound, taking cues from hyper-pop to electronic dance to UK’s trap, all whilst retaining a quintessentially British feel. A follow-up from ‘Burnt Out,’ the artist’s self-produced ‘B4LONG’ is an electronic pop frenzy, dealing with the tension and release worked up by isolation. “It’s okay to feel down and out right now, billions of people are feeling it too,” Rubii explains. As the first single from his upcoming EP, ‘Time Flies’, Rubii’s colourful offering is an exciting and energetic showing like no other. ‘B4LONG’ is a song we all can relate to.

Brat-Punk Delilah Bon releases ‘I Don’t Listen To You’ – A TikTok sensation!

Built on the foundations of no-nonsense real-talk and a message of female empowerment, this new Brat-Punk artist is pricking up the ears and turning the heads of an army of women and young girls that love what Delilah represents. Her single stands up for women everywhere, and the accompanying music video landed on International Women’s Day, 8th March.

Folk-Rock Artist Paul Alexander Low Thanks All Frontline Workers In New Single ‘Shine’ In Support Of MIND Charity

Folk Rock artist Paul Alexander Low is due to release his new single ‘Shine’ on Friday 23rd April 2021. The lead single to his debut album ‘Sunshine After The Rain’. Mastered by Damon Sawyer and Ed Truckell with the track featuring well-known session musicians Jeremy Stacey (Noel Gallagher, Robbie Williams & Ryan Adams) and Simon Johnson (Tom Jones). After seeing support from previous singles across radio and press outlets including the likes of BBC Radio Tees, Amazing Radio and Folking, Paul Alexander Low is ready to release ‘Shine’ in aid of the mental health charity MIND.

Teenage Fanclub share Endless Arcade’s gentle new single “The Sun Won’t Shine on Me”

Start your week off right with a new number from Teenage Fanclub! “The Sun Won’t Shine on Me” is a gentle and melancholy song penned by Norman Blake, highlighting the band’s soothing harmonies throughout. It’s another reminder why the Scottish group are globally beloved, and another reminder for fans to pre-order Endless Arcade ahead of its April 30 release!

Dessa Releases New Single “Life On Land”

Today singer, writer, and rapper Dessa has released “Life On Land,” the third installment of her new single series IDES — the project sees Dessa dropping new music on the 15th of each month.

BONES Ruminates in the Rain in the “PopRocks” Video

An unceasing worker with a loyal army of fans, BONES is a pivotal figure in underground internet rap. Sharing the brooding visual for a ruminative track, BONES shares “PopRocks.” Blessed with a textured beat from TeamSESH producer Deergod, “PopRocks” finds BONES switching between clipped raps and laid-back singing, as he sends a message that he’s not one to be trifled with: “The world is nothin’ but bad news and cancer/Knocking on the devil’s door and I’m the one that answers.” Directed by Jeff Frutski, the video reinforces that message, as the 27-year-old rapper cuts an imposing figure while delivering his rhymes in a stylishly rendered rainstorm. “PopRocks” is the opening track from PushingUpDaisies, the upcoming collaborative album from BONES and Deergod.

VIBI – Send my new song “Fallback Girl” to ur ex that inevitably misses u

My new single, “Fallback Girl,” is a powerful pop anthem about personal growth. If you’ve taken the time to heal and grow from a situation, you can allow yourself to find perspective within future challenges.

Sweet Imperfections announce new EP, share “Gently Not Judgingly”

SoCal-via-Medford singer songwriter Bri Schillings and her band Sweet Imperfections share their latest single, “Gently Not Judgingly”. It is a much needed ballad for a deeply divided country. In the heartfelt track, Schillings seeks to inspire people to understand and sympathize with our differences instead of weaponizing them to hurt others. Lush and dramatic violins and piano set the backdrop for Schillings’ earnest yet powerful vocals calling out for unity and compassion.

Terror Van Poo x Vinny Idol “No No No” (VIDEO)

TrueMendous – ‘You Don’t Wanna’/ ‘Y’

As fans eagerly anticipate the release of ‘Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson’ on the 1st April via High Focus Records, TrueMendous keeps up momentum with her third single release of the year, ‘You Don’t Wanna’. Churning the energy levels sky high, TrueMendous delivers an exhilarating record showcasing her dynamic and skippy flow. In harmony with her intricate flow patterns, the music video mirrors the pace through the changing backdrops and gradients.

Soulful Folk/Americana Singer/Songwriter, Actor, and Stuntman Russell Jamie Johnson, Unveils Heartfelt Video, Premiered viaMedium.com & Americana UK

Johnson discovered his voice as a child. Soon after, Russell picked up the guitar quickly by watching his brother play. He grew up and has been performing from a young age. Just before Russell turned 16 his father was killed in a plane crash, and it became clear music was not just a hobby. Writing music, Russell transformed pain into a source of healing, freedom, and connection. His passion led him to Boston where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music in 2016. During his time there, he performed and worked with music industry luminaries Chuck Leavell, (Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones), John Oates of Hall & Oates, and jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum.

Video Premiere: Russell Jamie Johnson “Put Me Out”


Mausio, already a German lift-off producer within the scene thanks to hugely streamed tracks such as ‘Love in your Eyes’ and ‘Through The Night’, he now readies ‘Spread Love’, featuring Bibiane Z, as the next piece of his story puzzle, bringing in 80’s synths, a catch melody and earworm of a vocal to the fore.

PROFANITY: German tech death institution premieres “The Autopsy” play-through video

“We wanted to transport the vibe of the most important death metal releases for us from the 90s into the present and mix it with our vision of extreme music. For the type of music we play, some of the most influential albums were released in the 90s. This is the music we grew up with. This is the music we love and appreciate and of course we still listen to today.”


With relatable lyrics like I love my dog and I love my old John Deere, but a man’s best friend is a friend with a beer, “Friend With a Beer,” produced by Bill McDermott (George Strait, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride) and co-written with Will Rambeaux and Sherrie’ Austin, is sure to be a hit amongst listeners.

Nu Garcon provide a taste of their upcoming EP with the first single ‘Do What You Love’

0800-MOSHI-MOSHI and DMY present the debut ‘Only One You’ EP by Nu Garcon. Band members Tony Onuchukwu and Bruno Burton met in school in Canterbury and have circled each other since, admiring each other’s work even as life circumstances took them to Prague and London respectively.

Images of Eden Premieres Music Video for “Fight The Good Fight”

“Fight The Good Fight” is available to stream on digital platforms everywhere and will be featured on the band’s upcoming album, Angel Born, which will be released later this month on March 26, 2021, via Pavement Entertainment.

Safety “Spanish Moss” Video Premiere

The time has come for everyone to hear Safety’s new EP – Greetings from the Sunshine State. It’s been six years since the indie-punk trio released Congratulate Me, I’ve Lost My Mind but it’s well worth the wait. Greetings from the Sunshine State highlights the bands continued growth and ability to blend genres like emo, post-hardcore, and punk with ease.

Album Premiere: Safety – ‘Greetings from the Sunshine State’