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Steve Hewitt Returns With ‘Dreaming Again’ Single & Video Release

Ahead of the track’s digital release on 23rd April 2021, UK’s acoustic singer songwriter Steve Hewitt delivers his official music video for ‘Dreaming Again’ . A single that showcases Hewitt’s flare for unashamedly fusing folk-roots, pop and country flavours into his own distinctive sound.

Accompanied by a scenic and atmospheric visual, Dreaming Again lyrically resonates with a theme of renewed hope and optimism for life and the future. The song is Hewitt’s first single release of 2021 and his first collaboration with producer Rob Townley. A creative relationship that has continued to evolve since Rob’s feature as session guitarist on Steve’s acclaimed debut album ‘Bigger Than Words’ (2019).

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NTO visualises loneliness in latest video ‘Invisible’

After ‘The Kid And The Planes’ and ‘Zig Zag’, French Electro producer NTO unveils his latest release, ‘Invisible’. The track is the latest snippet from his upcoming album. ‘Invisible’ was released on 17th of March, via All Points/Believe.

SOUNDS LIKE A STORM – Release gritty new glam-rock single: ‘Make It Better’

With sold out hometown headline shows at Leeds venues including The Wardrobe, Keyclub and Oporto, and support slots for The Blinders, Twisted Wheel and VANT resulting in festival appearances at Reading and Leeds (BBC Radio 1 Stage), Live at Leeds and Bingley Weekender, the band now have their sights firmly set on a national breakthrough.

Sasha and the Valentines share new single + video, “Don’t You Love Me”

About the video, the band states:
“The video for “Don’t You Love Me” is a person’s inner monologue to their partner through song and dance. Sometimes when we argue with our partners the words don’t always come out right or we choose to bury our emotions and not say what we really mean. The video is a fictional performance of that dance you do in your bedroom to your favorite love anthem; honest, free emotion, without holding back. I wanted to visualize something that incorporated elements of the Footloose warehouse dance scene and Euphoria-style coloring. The song itself came from exploring that idea of 80’s melodrama and desperation; I tried to capture that drama in the lyric ‘ ‘Cause being alone has got me terrified.’ ”

Skegss share infectious new single ‘Bush TV’ with liberating video, ahead of album out on Friday

Rising Australian punks Skegss share new single ‘Bush TV’ ahead of their new album Rehearsal out this Friday (26 March) via Loma Vista Recordings. The infectious track comes with a Jamieson Kerr-directed video, showing the freedom of the great outdoors, from riding dirt bikes on drummer Jonny Lani’s own farm, hanging with bassist Toby Cregan’s dog Blaze, to swimming, barbecuing, and drinking beers by the fire pit.

SongRiverPR/CowGirlZenEntertainment: Fire Follows New Single “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”

“Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” is an anthemic, hard-rock ballad style song from Fire Follows. The utilization of heavy scream elements, in addition to the piano/string/orchestral components, make this a truly unique and compelling track for the rising nu-metal band. The lyrical message centers around the torment and angst one can face after suffering tremendous loss. The opening lines in the chorus read, “I can’t get you out of my head – In spite of the monster you are”, illuminating the tug of war that is often associated with loss and letting go. – Chris Watt

Calgary Punks BELVEDERE Share New Single ‘Elephant March’ Out Today

Long-running Calgary, Alberta punk band Belvedere are pleased to share a second single today taken from their forthcoming sixth LP Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense which is released 14th May 2021 via Thousand Islands Records in North America / Canada and Lockjaw Records in Europe and the UK.

San Diego cult star TEMPOREX drops brand new track and visuals to “Delayed”

The elusive young talent returns with a surreal, hyper-imaginative visual to a track packed with gooey bass licks and languid keys. Immersed in 80s infused grooves, “Delayed” acts as an immediate lightening rod for the 21-year-old and his innate skill in crafting vintage nostalgia.

Canadian rapper Aligo Releases New Track “Magic Words”

The lo-fi hip-hop production from Dan Diggas (Mahalia and SG Lewis), provides the perfect canvas for Aligo to reveal his vulnerability for a love interest. Admitting early inspirations from household names including J Cole, Dave and Kendrick Lamar, Aligo’s storytelling approach and honesty in lyricism brags similarities to those musical legends.

BEACH RIOT Shake Up Their Sound On New Single ‘Sofa Surfer’

Brighton fuzz pop quartet BEACH RIOT are proud to present their new single ‘Sofa Surfer’ which is out now via Alcopop! Records on all good digital service providers.

A marked departure from their usual pedal-to-the-metal approach to overdriven desert/surf rock, the new track shows a tantalising glimpse of the variety in their sound on forthcoming debut album Subatomic Party Cool, set for release Summer 2021 on Alcopop! Records.

The album will be their first full release since the 2018 Beach Riot EP, with further details TBA over the coming months.

The Rumjacks – ‘Light In My Shadow’ lyric video out now

The track is a huge, anthemic, bagpipe-infused belter, pairing driving instrumentals with infectious and evocative lyricism, and is the latest track to be taken from their new album, Hestia, which was released on March 12th to widespread acclaim.


In keeping with the album, ‘Only A Song’ channels Van Morrison’s love of blues, R&B, jazz and soul into a sound that’s dynamic and utterly contemporary. It shows that Van Morrison continues to be an artist of integrity and distinction. The rhythm section immediately hits an irresistible tight swinging groove that’s equal parts rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Their sound-bed is embellished with an enlivening cocktail of organic live instrumentation, with call-and-response vocals and flourishes of saxophone.


SUNBOMB is the highly anticipated new musical alliance between two steadfast warriors of the U.S. hard rock/metal scene, Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) and Michael Sweet (Stryper). They have put together an absolute blinder of a heavy metal album, melding influences of classic metal bands such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest with Tracii’s love of metal subgenres, specifically doom metal. The band’s debut album, “Evil And Divine” is out May 14, 2021.

London duo Charlotte Spiral share new Dan Carey produced track ‘Out Of Here’

Dark-alt pop duo Charlotte Spiral impressed with their debut EP Ideal Life in February 2020, garnering widespread critical acclaim, a Union Chapel show in support of Alice Boman, a Rough Trade Recommends showcase, and support from BBC 6 Music. A year later, they’ve teamed up with Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey (Kae Tempest, Bat For Lashes, Sia) once more for their evocative new EP, New Light. Confronting and examining loss, escapism, dissatisfaction and comparing oneself, the EP will be released on April 9th.

Jitensha – “Sojourn,” Our Latest Labour of Love

“Sojourn” means “a temporary stay” … a poignant reminder of our ephemeral nature. Friends of ours, a newly wedded couple, died in a motorcycle accident. They had been so young and so in love, full of smiles, laughter and gumption. They both lived life to the fullest and we thought, the best way to honour and remember them is to try and do the same.

New > Panxing > announces new LP ‘Slowmusic’ on Anyines > Watch Video for ‘Idle’ Here

“These songs deal with emotions born from being a woman, a mother and an artist; of being subject to certain stereotypes and what lies behind that: losing yourself and losing what’s real. Modern female melancholy. Prosaic stuff.” – Panxing

UK Alt-Metal Upstarts VEXED Release Second Single “Epiphany” Alongside Thrilling Music Video!

“The next big thing from the UK? Very likely! VEXED are a brute prog-deathcore hybrid that flattens everything – somewhere between Meshuggah, Periphery and Thy Art Is Murder. Fresh, emotional and extreme in every respect!” – EMP GER

AQUIHAYAQUIHAY Debuts New Music Video for “Grave” With Lil Benjas

AQUIHAYAQUIHAY debuted their newest music video for “Grave” with Lil Benjas from their recently released EP “:)” today. The world’s first anti-boyband, signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak En Fuego, released their two-part EPs “:)” and “:(” along with the video for “</3” (Pico Diagonal Tres) last month.

Mitchel Evan Releases His Self-Titled Album

MITCHEL EVAN has released his Self-titled album, Mitchel Evan.. Featuring his fourth single release from this album, “Baby Go Back To Bed” with The Label Group/INgrooves. Mitchel Evan brings his well-seasoned songwriting experiences together and links his life observances in a vibrant way that takes the listeners on a journey. Truly a master of storytelling gently tucked in between life lyrics, rock, indie, and Americana. All backed by Mitchel Evan’s band, The Saboteurs. Working in harmony, Mitchel Evan is creating true music sounds that tell a story along the way.