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Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons) shares new single “Space”

Today, artist and musician Andrew Hung returns with a video for his new single “Space”. The single is taken from his much-anticipated forthcoming album “Devastations”, which is due out 18th June via Lex Records. The album also marks Andrew’s first new solo material since his 2017 breakthrough debut “Realisationship”, which saw him shatter expectations with his bold and unique new direction of expression, earning plaudits across a vast array of press and radio.

Indie-folk duo, Gawain and the Green Knight, announce EP with new single

“In My Dreams, a Perfect Chair” offers a deep dive on insecurities, centering around a woodworker’s apprentice who feels inadequate because they can’t make anything good enough. Vocalist/guitarist, Alexia Antoniou, wrote the song as a metaphor for her own writer’s block, and multi-instrumentalist bandmate, Mike O’Malley, and the EP’s drummer, Derek Swink, created woodshop inspired sounds to immerse the listener in the story, mimicking sandpaper and hammers. “It’s strange to think of artists in the past being full of doubt, anxiety, self-loathing. Because the art remains but the process is so rarely documented,” Antoniou observes. “But of course, those emotions had to be all tangled in the artistic process, no matter what time we’re talking about… right? I think anyone who has ever sat down to make a thing can relate.”

Zero Trust ft. Coheed and Cambria, Bulldoze release debut via Equal Vision Records

The New York-based group Zero Trust celebrated the release of their self-titled debut today in partnership with Equal Vision Records. Zero Trust might be a new name, but they boast résumé credits spanning decades of the most creative, cutting-edge pockets of the area’s storied hardcore scene. With a lineup consisting of members of Coheed and Cambria, Bulldoze, Full Scale Riot, Agents of Man, Skarhead, and more, the group formed as a creative outlet during the quarantined isolation of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Will Hyde Shares Powerful Rework of “Higher Love”

SOMNURI: watch new video “Beyond Your Last Breath” on Brooklyn Vegan!

Brooklyn, NY’s sludge metal juggernauts SOMNURI arise to unleash the first video from their awaited new album ‘Nefarious Wave’, out June 4th on Blues Funeral Recordings. Watch the trio’s cathartic “Beyond Your Last Breath” video now exclusively on Brooklyn Vegan!

Former West-End Theatre Employee Finds Time To Relaunch Single ‘Superhuman’ Following Recent Negligence Of The Arts

‘Superhuman’ The track harps back to the classic 80’s synth pop era meshed with modern recording techniques that features crisp synth leads, a classic electronic drum beat and a catchy chorus that encapsulates Audiovendor’s sound.

Audiovendor was until recently part of the stage crew for a well-known West-End Theatre, however with the latest lockdown measures putting immense strain on the live entertainment sector Audiovendor was, unfortunately, let go, attributing the cause to the government’s shortcomings in supporting the £111.7 billion a year creative industry during the pandemic.

Billy Boy In Poison present haunting music video for ‘Umbra’

Combining melodic elements and memorable choruses with raw aggression and the strong and varied vocals of Hjalte Bertelsen, Copenhagen-based BILLY BOY IN POISON offers a unique take on death metal with a modern, razor-sharp sound and even some metalcore vibes. The band is getting ready to release their third LP ‘Umbra’ from which they today present the title track accompanied by an impressive music video:

Field Music launch the Fieldmusicast/Share “Not When You’re In Love” from new LP

Last month, Field Music – the English “national treasures” (NME) composed of Sunderland-born brothers Peter and David Brewis – announced their latest album Flat White Moon, which will be due out on April 23rd via the band’s longtime label Memphis Industries. Early responses to the album have been incredibly positive, with considerable excitement among the Field Music-faithful (including their fellow indie veteran The New Pornographers’ AC Newman), and high praise arriving in early reviews from outlets like MOJO who wrote that “Field Music’s brilliance has become undeniable on Flat White Moon…real deeply-lived insight and dazzling pop expertise.” Today, the band are sharing a new single from the album entitled “Not When You’re In Love,” on which a narrator guides us through slide-projected scenes, questioning the ideas and semantics of ‘love’ as well the reliability of his own memory. The accompanying video was directed by Andy Martin.

Enumclaw (Tacoma, WA) share new grunge-pop single, “Free Drop Billy”!

When he saw King Krule on the cover of The FADER and encountered The Perks of Being a Wallflower, he discovered a love of not just the rap and R&B he’d grown up with, but loud guitars – and soon bought his own.


Today, after weeks of anticipation among his 25 million+ fans around the world, singer-songwriter and international pop star Johnny Orlando released his latest single “I Don’t (with DVBBS)” via Island Records. For the track, Orlando teamed up with multi-platinum Canadian production/DJ duo, DVBBS (brothers Chris Chronicles and Alex Andre), who count artists like Belly, Blackbear, Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Quinn XCII, Wiz Khalifa, and more among their recent collaborators. Alongside the release of “I Don’t (with DVBBS)” is the accompanying lyric video also out today.

Samatha Crain new video “Malachi, Goodbye” out now

She continues, “More recently, when I’ve been recording, I try to think of a scene or setting (like a movie) that the song is beginning to sit naturally into…this video is a recreation of the scene I was playing out in my mind while we were finishing up the recording of the song. Of course, the scene in my mind was in South London and this video was shot in a parking lot near my house in Oklahoma.”

SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE: Prog Magazine Premieres Video For “Mångata”

Boasting ten new songs which encompass nearly fifty-five minutes, Mountain Fever sees SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE continuing to push the balance between pioneering experimentalism to their own take on modern pop culture and its manifestation in the Middle East. Revealing an album composed of African and Balkan brass sections, Arabic violins, extended vocal techniques, and several special guest appearances, the band explores radio friendly hooks that emerge out of heavy riffs and polychromatic arrangements.

Junaco feel the “Weight Of The World” with new dream pop single on Side Hustle Records

Junaco share the origin story and inspirations for their new song: “When we were writing the new tunes, we were listening to a lot of Amo Amo, Big Thief, Rodrigo Amarante, Sam Evian, Broncho & Hannah Cohen. The writing style of ‘Weight of the World’ was inspired a lot by Mike Viola’s record ‘The American Egypt.’ His songs are so visual and visceral, he really puts you there with him. It feels like all your senses are activated when listening. When writing this song, we felt like we had a strong message to convey – being overwhelmed with the constant change and forward motion & evolution towards what feels like being less human. We were heavily inspired by this podcast, ‘The Time Sensitive’ podcast episode with Jesse Kamm, where she talks about the quality of life and level of happiness when communities are full of creation & purpose, something we may have lost when big corporations began to seep into our everyday lives.

On “Weight of the World,” Junaco Question the Larger Media Powers That Dehumanize Us

THE UNGUIDED Releases Exciting New Video for “Where Love Comes To Die”

As a surprise and special thank you to their fans, Swedish melodic death metal unit THE UNGUIDED have just released a new official music video for the dreamy crusher “Where Love Comes To Die”.

Maths Time Joy X RITUAL // ‘Heavy On My Mind’ Visualizer Out Now

Speaking more on the track, Maths Time Joy shares:

I made this track several years ago and Ritual wrote to it maybe a year or two later. I remember hearing their music and being a fan and we eventually linked up to work together, but most of this track we ended up writing remotely. We knew there was something good in the idea but with our own separate release schedules it was challenging to find the right time to release it, so it’s good to finally get this one out there.

Jessica Pearson and the East Wind – Broken By You

Sometimes we end up in relationships that take away our voice and our sense of self. We can become a shell of who we used to be. Our latest song, “Broken By You,” is all about taking your voice back, being done with the pain, and realizing that you can choose to stay in this place of hurt, or leave and find joy.

Powerlines Share Music Video for “Frames”

Today, New Brunswick-NJ-based expressive pop-rock band Powerlines share their music video for “Frames” off their forthcoming LP, all of this is temporary, out April 9th. The indie quartet’s debut album is a collection of sonic vignettes about difficulty, pain, love, and the acceptance of ephemerality, all through an optimistic lens.

AREPO: BrooklynVegan Streams Debut Album

While Ryan Parrish (Suppression, Terminal Bliss, City Of Caterpillar) and Graham Scala (US Christmas, Collapse Culture, Interstitia) are continually performing and recording under a wide array of acts together – formerly in Highness, currently in Bleach Everything and Harmonic Cross – each project has a longstanding interest in the outer fringes of sound. AREPO was initially conceived as an outlet for the sort of ambient music that the two share a deep and abiding love of but the result was something stranger, darker, and less easily categorized.

PANDO: Invisible Oranges premieres new album “Rites”

US experimental drone/black metal entity PANDO conspire with Aesthetic Death to release “Rites”, the band’s new album, on March 26th 2021.

Iceage share video for new single “Shelter Song”

Copenhagen’s Iceage unveil a new single/video, “Shelter Song,” from their new album, Seek Shelter, out May 7th on Mexican Summer. Following “Vendetta” and “The Holding Hand,” “Shelter Song” opens the record with a dirge-like drone that gives way to a wall of reverb. It sounds fuller and brighter than anything they’ve committed to tape, signalling a clarity of clouds breaking. Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s instantly recognizable voice is joined by the Lisboa Gospel Collective, who add an anthemic swell: “Come lay here right beside me // They kick you when you’re up, they knock you when you’re down // Some shielding from the fighting // They beat you from the left, they hit you from the right // Come lay here right beside me.” The video was directed by longtime friend and collaborator Catherine Pattinama Coleman, who has worked with the band on two previous videos. It offers a rare, intimate look into the band’s life in Copenhagen amongst family and friends.