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Ruth Koleva’s new single “Salty” Out Today!

New York City’s Bulgarian-born, powerhouse singer-songwriter, Ruth Koleva has a women’s anthem that may leave the men a little “salty” this month. Released in March, Women’s Month, the new single, Salty, is not just a celebration of women, but of female empowerment, body positivity and trans/queer inclusion. Following her previous hits, All The Guys, Candy Coated, Life Of The Party, and On My Way, Salty, is the fifth single of which Ruth has dedicated to women and the LGBTQ+ community.

LAURAN HIBBERD launches rousing anthem ‘How Am I Still Alive?’ (with Lydia Night of The Regrettes) | released March 19th

Rippling through the emerging indie undercurrent with her trademark slacker-pop specialism, Lauran Hibberd teams with The Regrettes’ Lydia Night for rousing new anthem ‘How Am I Still Alive?’ and announces details of her ‘Goober’ EP, set for release July 30th.

“Doing a collaboration was something I’d always wanted to do”, reveals the Isle of Wight indie sensation. “I’ve always felt it really important to work together with similar artists instead of working against them, especially in these times. I am super stoked to have Lydia (Night) sing on the track; I toured with The Regrettes in 2019 and THEY ROCK. It was so much fun, and I took so much from it, and Lydia is bad ass so YEAH!”

KSHMR Reveals Debut Album “Harmonica Andromeda”

Today, legendary producer and DJ KSHMR reveals his highly anticipated debut album Harmonica Andromeda via Dharma Worldwide & Spinnin’ Records. A compelling body of work and KSHMR’s best music to-date, the 14-track LP includes already released singles “The World We Left Behind” feat. KARRA, “Around The World” feat. NOUMENN, and will introduce 12 new tracks that together will form the world of Harmonica Andromeda.

Greta Van Fleet debut “Broken Bells,” from new album ‘The Battles At Garden’s Gate’ out April 16

“Broken Bells is what the fetter of society does to impact a pure and innocent soul. Our intention is to remove the obligation of generational synthetic expectations; break down these walls and not build new ones,” explains the band’s Sam Kiszka.

Dante Klein and DJ YUKI team up on ‘Weekend Love’ feat. Laura Davie

Dutch producer Dante Klein teams up with British newcomer DJ YUKI on her debut to release feel good track, ‘Weekend Love’ featuring Laura Davie on vocals. Out today on SO Forbidden Music, the track already features DJ YUKI on the cover of Spotify playlist New Dance Revolution as well as features in New Music Friday UK, Friday Cratediggers and Hot New Dance plus Apple Music’s Breaking Dance, New In Dance and Amazon Music Fresh Dance.

Breakthrough Pop Star HALLE ABADI Drops Dazzling New Single ‘SALVADOR’

This March 19th, 2021, breakthrough pop star HALLE ABADI is set to surprise fans with her electrifying and empowering new single, ‘Salvador’.

‘Salvador’ follows the release of Halle’s debut single, ‘Fault Lines’ (released February 12th) which peaked at #4 on SubmitHub’s US Electro Pop Charts, racking up thousands of shares and saves.

Halle Abadi Drops Brand New Single “Salvador”

Alesso Teams Up With K-Pop Supergroup, Stray Kids, & China Star, Corsak on new single ‘Going Dumb’

Multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated Swedish electronic artist and producer, Alesso returns this March 19 with his latest hit single ‘Going Dumb’. Two versions of ‘Going Dumb’ will be available on release day, with Alesso joined by Chinese producer CORSAK across both edits, and K-Pop supergroup ‘Stray Kids’ adding their vocals to a Korean-English hybrid hit!

SCOTT MATTHEWS releases daring new electronica single ‘New Skin’ !

New Skin. It’s not just a title. It’s a state of mind, an accurate summation of the position in which Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriter Scott Matthews finds himself with the release of his seventh studio album on May 14th 2021.

FIGHTMILK Praise Self-Love In Animated Video For Joyous New Single ‘Overbite’

London’s FIGHTMILK are pleased to reveal a gorgeous, heartfelt animated video for their uplifting new single ‘Overbite’ which is out now on all good DSPs.

‘Overbite’ is the latest single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming second album Contender. Released 14th May 2021 via independent record label Reckless Yes, the record will be available on cream/smoked vinyl and ‘lucky dip’ eco vinyl, CD, and digital.

Mason Lively Releases Wade Bowen-Produced Sophomore Album ‘Mason Lively’

Today singer/songwriter Mason Lively has released his Wade Bowen-produced sophomore album Mason Lively. Holler Country say the album “might as well be blowing a klaxon and sporting a big neon sign that says ‘GOOD ASS COUNTRY MUSIC COMIN’ THROUGH!,’” and songs from the album have already received praise from many including Wide Open Country, The Boot, Roughstock, mxdwn, and Think Country. The first single, “Something ‘Bout A Southern Girl,” has become a digital sensation, racking up over a quarter million streams on Spotify alone.

Greta Van Fleet release new track ‘Broken Bells’

“‘Broken Bells’ is what the fetter of society does to impact a pure and innocent soul. Our intention is to remove the obligation of generational synthetic expectations; break down these walls and not build new ones,” explains the band’s Sam Kiszka.

Introducing producer & artist: Naylor // The Message

Penned in the solitude of lockdown, this first cut is destined for anything but isolation. Sharing more on the track Ibbetson explained: “The Message is the beginning of the Naylor project. Written at the start of 2020, it represents a longing for so many things that weren’t (And still Aren’t) possible…I was imagining it being played live at the festival that never was. Made during the enforced lockdown yet made with no restrictions, making music for music’s sake. I wanted to make something that had driving drums but retain a sonic landscape that can conjure different images and escapism for the listener. ”

Country Artist Lauren Davidson Lights A Match with New Single “Backfire”

“I wrote “Backfire” early last year after the pandemic hit with my buddy Adam McDonough who I wrote “Soaking Up Every Second” with. I was spending all of this time at home for the first time in a long time, and with all of my shows and touring being canceled and bad news after bad news every day, I found myself at a crossroads and sometimes a low. I wanted to write something that felt hopeful about the future. “Backfire” is about rising from the ashes when things don’t go the way you hoped and planned, and instead of breaking down, lighting that match within you and letting that fire burn inside of you and drive you to whatever is next,” she told Guitar Girl Magazine.

Music Premiere: Lauren Davidson’s new single “Backfire”

Brighton collective OPUS KINK share ‘Wild Bill’

Last year, Nice Swan Records started the monthly Nice Swan Introduces… series to shine a light on the most exciting emerging talent. Following releases with the likes of Sports Team, Pip Blom, Hotel Lux & FUR, The series introduced a whole wave of new and exciting talent including Jelly Cleaver, Courting, Sprints, Hallan, Malady, Mandrake Handshake & Anorak Patch cementing Nice Swan Records as one of the country’s most exciting independent record labels. The series returns again this month with eccentric Brighton collective Opus Kink and their new single, ‘Wild Bill’.

M Field releases debut “Gargoyle”, co-produced by Bullion

“Gargoyle” is the debut release from Cape Town based M Field, the solo alias of musician Matthew Field. The track was made with weird-pop producer Bullion who put on his stamp remotely.

It is the first of a string of collaborations between M Field and Bullion, the rest of which will be released over the coming year. “Gargoyle” fits easily into both artists’ oeuvres with its playful approach and leftfield analog pop vibes.

Ready for broadcast… Step Back from Canadian Hip-Hop / R&B artist 20KDrz

Deshawn Omari Palmer-Agyemang was born in Toronto, Ontario in 2000 and has since moved to Vaughan.
As a child, to keep himself occupied and active, he was enrolled in numerous sports in and out of school; Castlebrooke Secondary School – basketball, soccer and volleyball. When Deshawn was 14, he was put in a choir and made appearances in his elementary talent show. He showcased his talent and unlocked a new ability of vocals, which impressed everyone with his voice.


Speaking on Resolve, he states:

Resolve is about my own frustration with apathy and lack of wonder. We’re constantly surrounded by beauty, and it’s such a tragedy that we’re desensitized.”


A collection of nine classic soul covers and five original tracks, Now and Then has received early critical acclaim. Rock Cellar Magazine describes the new material as “strong and radio-ready original songs penned by Stanley that perfectly capture the songwriting sophistication, vocal stylings and sumptuous production sheen of classic Motown and Philly International records.” Rolling Stone notes “Stanley is an encyclopedia of soul music knowledge, and he’s made it his mission to preserve and celebrate classic tunes by the Temptations, the Delfonics, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles on his new album.”

Kate Clover Announces Debut EP

She shares the firey lead single, “Love You To Death,” via Post-Punk, who praised it as “a frenzied yet poignant classic girl-group meets punk anthem that sounds like a long-lost Blondie or Kirsty MacColl tune through a Wall of Sound haze.” American Songwriter offered glowing praise, dubbing it “a twisted punk rock ballad” and praising how “Clover channels her inner Exene Cervenka.”

Caliban Releases Song and Music Video “Intoleranz” off ‘Zeitgeister’

It took German metalcore vets, CALIBAN, recording a cover of Rammstein’s“Sonne” to realize that their native tongue was a seamless fit with their time-tempered collision of punishing riffs and Andreas Dörner’s urgent vocals. With fans hungry for the Essen-borne quintet to record an album exclusively in German, the band simply said, “Why not?”, and Zeitgeister, which will be released on May 14th, was born.

Today the band is releasing the first song and music video “Intoleranz“ from their forthcoming album. The original, “Intolerance”, was released on their classic debut album A Small Boy In A Grey Heaven. Check out CALIBAN’s 2021 take on the song and the music video, directed by Michael Winkler for Der Pakt, here:


The Norwalk, CT-based band’s second studio LP and first full-length collection in more than five years, SHENANIGANS NITE CLUB is heralded by the mesmerizing new single, “Spirit of the Dark Horse,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Generally recognized as the first Goose song ever written, “Spirit of the Dark Horse” has garnered legendary status within the band’s faithful fan community. Despite this, the boldly ambitious track – which originated after a “twelve-minute meditation” between co-founders Rick Mitarotonda (vocals, guitar) and Trevor Weekz (bass) – has long been a setlist rarity, featured in only a handful of live performances during the band’s early years.


Today, Detroit and Chicago join forces on Tee Grizzley’s latest single “White Lows Off Designer” featuring Lil Durk. “White Lows Off Designer” offers a different vibe from Tee’s most recent release “Robbery Part Two”, a continuation track to fan favorite “Robbery.” Taking a break from hard hitting 808s, Tee uses a steady, impassioned melodic beat paired with intensely relatable lyrics to details trials and tribulations of life even after fame. On the song the two midwest natives reunite, reigniting the sonic chemistry displayed on their past collaborations such as their 2017 joint mixtape Bloodas and Tee’s recent appearance on Durk’s Only The Family mixtape. With this new release, Tee Grizzley continues to steadily showcase his immense growth and versatility as a rapper and mastery of turning tragic events into vivid musical anecdotes.

Said The Whale Return with Brand New Single “Honey Lungs”

Said The Whale have earned their place in the Canadian music pantheon. They’ve won a JUNO Award, topped the alternative radio chart, and amassed a devoted base of fans who affectionately describe themselves as “SaidHeads” — all the while maintaining their resolute independent spirit. Now, more than a decade into their career, the Vancouver group are opening their most ambitious chapter yet.

Josh A releases ‘Painless (The Remixes)’ EP

Rising singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Josh A has announced today’s release of PAINLESS (THE REMIXES), comprising all-new remixes of his acclaimed new single, “Painless.” The three-track collection includes dynamic new versions reworked by such luminaries as Dutch DJ/producer Arcando, GRAMMY® Award-nominated production duo SMLE, and Bordeaux, FR-based producer/DJ Coopex. PAINLESS (THE REMIXES) is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.

SIAMESE Release Anthemic New Single & Music Video for “Enough Ain’t Enough” (feat. Rory Rodriguez)

“This track is about our personal frustration concerning the lockdowns. Andreas and I wanted to convey a positive message during a really frustrating period in both of our lives. ‘Enough Ain’t Enough’ is an outlet and a healthy way for us to remind each other, that none of this is forever. We can’t wait to live fast and die old when the world returns.” Mirza Radonjica – Vocals

Tom Jones Shares New Single “One More Cup Of Coffee” from ‘Surrounded By Time’ out 4/23

Today, Tom Jones has released a new single “One More Cup Of Coffee” from his forthcoming album Surrounded By Time. Having already shown glimpses of what’s to come with previous singles “Talking Reality Television Blues” and “No Hole In My Head”, the album sees Tom continuing a creative journey which shows little sign of slowing up, delivering a narrative that not only traces an incredible career but also reveals a universal relevance to a diverse contemporary audience. Surrounded By Time will be released on April 23 via BMG and is now available for pre-order.


Ty Dolla $ign enlists Bryson Tiller for the remix of his single “By Yourself” ft. Jhené Aiko and Mustard from his critically acclaimed album Featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The single is out now via Atlantic Records.