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James Vincent McMorrow has today unveiled a brand new collaboration with Rudimental, “Be Somebody,” which premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on BCC Radio 1 and is available now via Sony Music UK/RCA Records. This follows James’ much-acclaimed recent single “Gone,” which he performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series and was also B-Listed at Radio 1. “Be Somebody” is the latest taste of what’s to come from McMorrow, with dates for an extensive tour in the UK and Europe to be announced soon.

Curren$y & Larry June Chill on Rooftops in the “Shout Out” Video

Spitting detailed rhymes about his life of luxury, Curren$y is the world’s most productive stoner. Showing his romantic side in a new music video, the Jet Life CEO shares “Shout Out,” a highlight from his recent Collection Agency album. Produced by Curren$y’s frequent collaborator Trauma Tone, “Shout Out” is an ultra-smooth, saxophone-drenched for the ladies anthem, in which Spitta proves himself to be the perfect gentleman: “I could pull up with you a couple spots and have you poppin’/Open the door for you, I know everybody watchin’.” In the video, directed by Curren$y’s trusted video collaborator Yuset Pozo, Curren$y and featured guest Larry June–who adds his deep-voiced witticisms to the proceedings–post up on a rooftop with bottles of wine and beautiful women, showing off the casual class of a typical night in their high-rolling lifestyles. “Shout Out” is Curren$y’s latest video from Collection Agency, following last week’s “Closing Date,” which showed off Spitta’s impressive car collection

Timaj Garad shares new focus track ‘How to Win a War’ + full EP

Timaj Garad has released her debut EP Blooming at the Mouth. With rich lyrical landscapes, soulful vocals, and a unique blend of singing and spoken word poetry, the EP offers listeners intimate, thought-provoking storytelling coupled with anthemic, lively hooks carrying undertones of hope.

New Sarah Louise Song/Video Out From Upcoming Album

Today, Sarah Louise releases “Jewel of the Blueridge” off her upcoming album Earth Bow. This “single version” is one of the core songs she used to weave her album into two grand suites. While Louise is known for adventurous guitar compositions that break off from numerous genres, Earth Bow presents a world unto itself, seamlessly blending multiple styles into an epic work, dedicated to the majesty of nature. Earth Bow will be released April 30th, 2021 on Louise’s own Earth Bow Records.

NY indie rock/pop artist Nisa shared animated “Turn Me Down” video with Audiofemme

Nisa on “Turn Me Down”:

“”We wanted to give it a cinematic feel, and the music video reflects that. It ends up being this grand journey, so super excited to have that come out. The metaphor is crystal clear: once you give up the guilt about the things that make you you, you’re free to view them from a perspective of neutrality instead of self-loathing.”

PREMIERE: Nisa Meets Anxiety With Understanding on “Turn Me Down”

Crawling Manifest introducing a new studio album: Radical Absolution

March 2021 – Crawling Manifest is a band with a focus on creating pure and uncompromising thrash metal. Their sound captures the aggression of the old-school guard of the genre, but it also incorporates a punchier modern twist with some innovative ideas. Recently, the band actually finished working on their upcoming studio album, “Radical Absolution.” This release stands out as a perfect example of the band’s commitment to quality music, and it brims with roaring intensity. As a preview of the album, the band had the opportunity to release two studio singles, which are available on Spotify and other digital streaming music platforms as we speak. The song “Revolution” features a blistering guitar pattern and a solid drum performance, which anchors the track and gives the music a unique feel. The distortion has that kind of “ProCo Rat” pedal vibe to it, which really makes it more upfront in the high-mids, and super focused in terms of rawness.


Canadian artist Tep No makes further stunning steps into 2021 with the reveal of new single, Higher Than This. A beautifully chill electronic pop number, the track features the restrained vocals of Tep No over delicate electronic beats. Speaking on the release, Tep No states:

The song focuses on wanting to be with someone when they’re not where you currently are, and the rush you get when you’re on your way to meet with them, hanging out with them and doing drugs together. There’s a lot of sexual tension and sexual connotations within the lyrics, where the person is convincing someone that they’re “The One”. On another level, the song tackles the issues of recreational drugs being taboo, and religious sin associated to it. If heaven finds us impure because of our actions, then we’ll go and make our own space to coexist.


Blingz, que se conoce por siempre hacer temas con música y líricas pegajosas, ahora lanza “Sola Te Dejo” junto al cantante Urbano Boricua Brray. Con los temas anteriores “Plakata” (con Lírico En Casa), “Por Ti”, un tema que fue mas romántico, entre otros, Blingz ha creado un nombre en el negocio que cada día es mas respetado por su gran talento de interpretación.

New Music From Singer – Songwriter Allison Ponthier: “Cowboy” Out Now Via Interscope Records

“Cowboy” is accompanied by a bold, statement-making video that perfectly pairs with the new artist’s visually evocative lyricism. “I mostly just try to make music that speaks to me,” she says, “because I know there’s no way I’m the only person in the world who’s felt like this.”


Fousheé broke through with her debut track “Deep End” which garnered critical attention from the likes of FADER, OkayPlayer, Pigeons & Planes, 2DopeBoyz and more. Noisey included the track on their “Best R&B Songs of Summer 2020″ list describing,”…a haunting voice…nestled comfortably on the production…At a time when so many of us were speechless [following George Floyd’s death], Fousheé found the words we wanted to say.”

Woody & Jeremy share their new single “Rolling In The Basement” & announce sophomore LP; ‘Gravy in my Coffee’ is due 6/4

Today Woody and Jeremy are sharing their new single/video “Rolling In The Basement” and also announcing their sophomore LP, Gravy in my Coffee. Backseat Mafia has the premiere. Woody and Jeremy’s Gravy in my Coffee is due out on June 4th, 2021.

Regarding the meaning behind the single, the band stated: “‘Rolling in the Basement’ is an ode to the midwest and east coast basements of our youth. Places of safe harbor from winter storms where good jams and good times can be enjoyed by all. As long as your parents don’t find out.”

Premiere: Woody and Jeremy reveal new album plans and lyric video for Rolling in the Basement

DeGreaser share “Mom’s A Capricorn” from Astrology 101 (illuminati hotties, Potty Mouth, Colleen Green)

Miami-based shredders, DeGreaser, announced their new full-length album Astrology 101 will be released on April 23rd, 2021 via Starburns Industries Press. To celebrate the announcement, DeGreaser shared the lead single “Mom’s A Capricorn” via a premiere with FLOOD Magazine. The accompanying music video features frontman Ben Katzman’s mother leading the viewer through a series of rock ‘n roll yoga poses while the band performs against a barrage of pyrotechnics and lasers.

DeGreaser Announce New LP “Astrology 101,” Get Shit Done in Their “Capricorn” Video

NANGA PARBAT (Ita) “Downfall And Torment” @ Prog Death Metal

Downfall And Torment is the inevitable fate of human conscience, overwhelmed by his own evolution since too ravenous of power. A fall through the endless flow of his own agony. A narration of each side of the story, from the human misery to the nature belligerence and rebirth. The endless torment that man inflicts upon himself and everything he touches. Wild beasts assume the role of cosmic guardians, defending what is left, protecting what will come to be. By tooth and claw, they will destroy the enemies they so despise and through their eyes the history of time will be told once again.

VARMIA Unveil Dramatic and Conceptual Music Video for ‘Ten Blask Co Po Nim Śmierć’

Ahead of this Friday’s release of their third album (and M-Theory Audio debut) “bal Lada,” Polish pagan black metal group VARMIA have unveiled the music video for their latest single, “Ten Blask Co Po Nim Śmierć” (English translation – “the gleam and then death”) The conceptual video – depicting a compelling visual tale of a Polish villager roaming through the forest in an attempt to heal his ailing lover – was shot in the band’s native region of Warmia in northern Poland, and can be viewed –

Doodie Lo & BIG30’s “Took Down” Video is the Latest from OTF’s Loyal Bros Tape

Lil Durk and Only The Family reached #1 on Apple Music with their new compilation mixtape Loyal Bros. In the latest video from the tape, OTF’s Doodie Lo recently joined forces with BIG30 for the no-nonsense “Took Down.” A simmering, slow-moving slapper produced by Ayo Jarii, the Kankakee, IL native and the Memphis rapper prove to be kindred spirits as they trade trap tales in vivid detail: “Before this rap sh*t, I sold a hundred pounds a f*cking week,” intones Doodie. In the video, the two rappers kick back in the studio with their crews, as they show off their ice and other fruits of their labor. “Took Down” is a highlight track from Loyal Bros, the fourth OTF label compilation tape.

Jane N’ The Jungle – New Single “Trouble”

What is “Trouble”? It’s Jane N’ The Jungle’s new, stunning and in-your-face rock song out April 9, 2021. These Phoenix, AZ. natives won’t be silenced in any regard and have proven to be a powerhouse in the music world making their mark with “Animal” and “Lucky 7”, which are both still gaining attention.

Jane N’ The Jungle is Jordan White, who leads the way with her intense and memorable vocals, while Brian Dellis belts out his crunchy licks on guitar and “Big B” hits you hard on bass.

Concrete Cowboy, Starring Idris Elba, Comes to Netflix on April 2nd

When fifteen year-old Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is expelled from school in Detroit, he is sent to North Philadelphia to live with Harp (Idris Elba), his estranged father. Harp finds solace in rehabilitating horses for inner city cowboys at the Fletcher Street Stables, a real-life black urban horsemanship community that has provided a safe haven for the neighborhood residents for more than 100 years. Torn between his growing respect for his father’s community and his reemerging friendship with troubled cousin Smush (Jharrel Jerome), Cole begins to reprioritize his life as the stables themselves are threatened by encroaching gentrification.

The Hooters’ ERIC BAZILIAN Shares Whimsical New Video For Single “Sarah When She’s Sleeping”

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and founding member of The Hooters, Eric Bazilian, just released his fourth in a series of singles prior to the release of a long-awaited new album later in 2021 and has shared a whimsically animated video that captures the more feel-good mood the songwriter found himself. Titled “Sarah When She’s Sleeping,” the song is, in his words, “a shameless declaration of love and redemption, for and by a good and kind woman.” The video, by frequent Bazilian collaborator Haley Monson, abolishes any sense of anxiety as it opens with the soft snores of his companion. It’s a return to the less troubled era of his songs and it’s mood is reminiscent of the time he wrote Joan Osbornes’s hit “One of Us.” Bazilian produced and mixed the track and plays guitars, bass, keyboards and mandola. Roman Ratej provided drums and Martin Stibernik recorded him, both remotely from Slovenia. “Sarah When She’s Sleeping,” the follow up to 2020’s “I Miss Everything,” “Heaven Ain’t Gonna Save Us” and “Help!” was released digitally on January 29 and is taken from a forthcoming full-length album.

WATCH: Monolink Teams Up with Director Páraic McGloughlin for ‘The Prey’ Music Video

Today, melodic techno bellwether and celebrated German multi-instrumentalist Monolink releases the accompanying music video for his most recent single, ‘The Prey.’ The video, directed by Polish director Páraic McGloughlin, offers a visual representation of the melancholic timbre found at the roots of ‘The Prey,’ using striking photography to suggest themes of seduction, exploitation and self-realization.

72 Year-Old GRINDMOTHER Releases Cover of SYSTEM OF A DOWN “Forest” [VIDEO]

The Canadian grindcore band fronted by 72 year-old namesake vocalist GRINDMOTHER have released their own version of the 2001 System of a Down classic “Forest”. A video for the song, which features a guest backing band comprised of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders and Jagmeet Singh, is available to watch below via Youtube.


The video, which pays homage to the viral silhouette challenge that has taken TikTok by storm, is directed by Christian Breslauer (Roddy Ricch, Tory Lanez) and stars actor/model Kofi Siriboe (Queen Sugar, Girls Trip). With “Streets” as the background music, the “Silhouette Challenge” is one of TikTok’s newest sensations with nearly 750k creations and participation from superstars such as Doja Cat herself along with Cardi B, Lizzo, Tiffany Haddish and more.


DR. SCHAFAUSEN Reveals A Damning Prognosis In ‘Waiting For Tomorrow’

The album Waiting For Tomorrow is based on atmospheres that well represent scary or unwanted life experiences, in fact, the work was born from Dr. Schafausen’s (aka Sergio Pagnacco) state of consciousness felt due to the quarantine for Covid 2. The album’s atmospheres are able to best represent the various sensations in contrast with the many utopias of life.

London based Afro-German songstress Wellingta has released her ‘Be True’ video

Kyzino – ‘Family Ties’ ft RD3

Sporting a diverse sound his music entwines pure rap, with elements of drill and he is not shy of versatility. His music is rich with honesty and lyrically the track outlines the unconditional bond between brothers. His single ‘Family Ties’ will mark the second release of 2021 and follows his previously released single ‘Tetris’ and the music video premiered across GRM Daily.

Emerging artist Chloe Rodgers returns with the uplifting alt-pop delight ‘Coins For Charon’, out today

Following up an impressive initial year in 2020, which saw her release ‘A Delphian Lullaby’, ‘Faces’, and ‘The Algea’, ‘Coins For Charon’ marks her first piece of new material in 2021, and sees her return to the vibrant alt-pop aesthetic that she has mastered to date. Written by regular collaborators Anders Källmark and Nick van Hofwegan, her latest release uses a mix of atmospheric piano-led soundscapes and thunderous percussion to deliver a grand and euphoric return that perfectly accompanies her delicate and sweeping voice.

Tommy Ashby duets with Lydia Clowes on ‘Happy Just To Know’.

Tommy Ashby releases his duet with Lydia Clowes ‘Happy Just To Know’ on March 8th, via Wow & Flutter Records. ‘Happy Just To Know’ is the first single from Tommy’s ‘Lay Low’ EP, set for release on May 14th 2021. All 5 tracks feature stunning vocals from fellow musician and one half of female electro duo Bad Honey, Lydia Clowes. Dutch supermarket PLUS has chosen ‘Happy Just To Know’ as the sync to their major television advertising campaign launching on Sunday, March 7th.

Lexxicon Drops Lyric Video to New Single Pon Di Floor a Mix of Bashment, Dancehall and Tropical R&B

Lexxicon is looking to bring the worlds of Bashment, Dancehall, Tropical R&B and even Grime together with his latest EP, Bashment SZN. An artist with irresistible swagger and cool, Jamaican-Canadian musical artist, Lexxicon is the definition of passion and persistence. It is almost impossible for an audience to not become consumed by the intense energy that radiates through his music and the long-lasting impression of his dynamic live performances. With music that sounds like a crossbreed between PartyNextDoor and Swae Lee merged with a strong artistic vision, to push the boundaries of the industry, Lexxicon is quickly rising through the ranks to become a household name.

London punks Fresh return with riotous new track ‘Girl Clout’

London DIY punks Fresh today share a new track via Specialist Subject Records, ‘Girl Clout’. The band have worked tirelessly since their inception – touring with the likes of The Beths, PUP, Adult Mom and more, releasing two albums and amassing a devoted fanbase following appearances at Fest, Manchester Punk Festival and The Fiest in Madrid amongst others. For a band that have existed for a relatively short period of time, the four-piece have already released a hefty catalogue of work – prolific, ever evolving and always fresh (in every sense of the word). The UK punk scene continues to suffer at the hands of Covid-19 and following a year of no live shows, ‘Girl Clout’ is here to remind us not only of what we’re missing but of what we’ve got to look forward to when Fresh can finally tour again.

Doja Cat drops sultry official video for ‘Streets’

Pop sensation Doja Cat has unveiled the official video for her TikTok-propelled viral single ‘Streets’, out now.

Replicating the manner of the silhouette challenge that has accompanied the track’s TikTok surge, the official video for ‘Streets’ sees Doja posing mannequin-style in a shop window. She then comes to life, with the brightly-lit shop being replaced by sultry red lighting.

The Natvral shares new single “Sun Blisters” ahead of debut LP out April 2 on Kanine

Today Kip Berman, former singer / songwriter of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart shares the single “Sun Blisters,” the third single from his debut solo album as The Natvral. The album, Tethers, is due on April 2 on Kanine Records.

Soulful Vocalist Alyson Murray Lets Love Grow In “Small Steps” Video From Upcoming EP, ‘The AM Session’

Alyson Murray celebrates the process of nurturing a new love with her the official video for “Small Steps,” the latest single from her forthcoming EP, The AM Session, due out March 18th.

The video features the Australian-born, New York-based R&B/Soul vocalist channeling the raw emotion of a live performance complete with a bassist and pianist who brilliantly accentuate Murray’s slow dive into a new love. “On the surface this track is a love song, but it’s much deeper than that. ‘Small Steps’ is about respecting and loving the process, through all aspects of growth,” explains Murray. “‘When you plant the seeds, it takes nurturing and time’, is a lyric from the second verse that speaks the loudest to me and inspired the concept for the music video.”


Stuart Glen, co-founder says “When our site was operational last summer it was pretty much illegal to dance. Having the opportunity to let people move around again, to have the freedom to dance, to get lost in the music, it will be an amazing moment in time. I am buzzing to say the least! We can’t wait to show you what we have in store.”

The opening Sunday (27th June) will also feature a new party ‘In Full Swing’, a huge summer soiree dedicated to all strands of UK garage, past, present and future, held in association with Earful of Wax, Dim Sum Records and Shuffle’N’Swing.

Kai Undrell / / Emerging UK Indie-Pop Artist / / ‘Can of Worms’ / / Download + Stream

Kai Undrell is a uniquely indefinable artist. As a musician and filmmaker, the Chesterfieldian is a true Renaissance man that refuses to be boxed into any genre or style.

Born into a musical family, he was introduced to the greats from an early age and still holds era-defining artists in particular reverence.

Jeen – DON’T WAIT out now

I find “Don’t Wait” has a bit more masculinity to it than my usual stuff…so when I was trying to sort out a little lyric video for it, I thought of Matt Oswalt’s photography. He has a ton of great images he’s taken all around LA and they have a cool, lonely vibe…I thought the two would be a perfect fit together.

ERICK THE ARCHITECT Performs “DIE 4 U” With Full Band

Glorious 4-part harmonies, as well as Erick appearing via hologram brings a whole new texture and tone to the original. Featuring a full band as well as guest vocalist Sophie Faith and Linden Jay of FARR on drums, the visual also forms part of the debut episode of Linden’s World – a series created by Linden Jay, spotlighting the stories behind his work with fellow artists and creatives.