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Darker return from Tom Williams ‘Follow The Leader’ 22nd March

Celebrating 10 years since his first album, Tom Williams returns his most eclectic LP to date with new single and title track ‘Follow The Leader’. After the handling of Brexit and the pandemic, Tom Williams takes aim at the elders in power that swore they knew best.

Steve Lamacq: “I think there comes a point in some musician’s lives where they’ve nothing left to prove to anyone, except maybe themselves, and that might be the case here.”

Chris Hawkins: “Tom goes electric.. and fittingly in the tradition of proto singers like Dylan, a biting anger there from Tom, with some great sweeping orchestral sounds.”

SILENT WINTER – “Dragons Dance” Official lyric video, from upcoming album “Empire of Sins”.

A new lyric video, third in a row, is released by the power metallers Silent Winter just a few days before the release of their new album “Empire of Sins”, which is already receiving enthusiastic reviews worldwide.

Ga Militia ” Keep Her ” Featuring Green Socks New Single!

Lyriq Luchiano – Worldwide (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Lyriq Luchiano is a upcoming rapper from Culpeper, Virginia. recently clearing 1.2 Million views for his “Mama” music video on fb. A tribute song dedicated to his mother who died in 2017. The music video went viral in 2018 with 1.2 Million views and once again in 2020 with half of a million views. Lyriq’s last 6 shows have sold out & his streaming numbers are extremely rising. Lyriq also just left the B.E.T awards where he was aired on national television inside of a B.E.T commercial. From a small place in Virginia Lyriq has took nothing and made it into something. He’s been shot, incarcerated & trampled upon but yet and still he provails.

Shell(e) full length album is OUT

“Tides of Fools” is lighthearted, about rebuilding yourself from scratch after dedicating your life to someone else, and losing your magic along the way. The perks and awkward moments that come with being single, online dating, freedom, loneliness, desire and so much more.

Portuguese pop punk frontwoman BEEA shares upbeat new single

Portuguese vocalist BEEA has just dropped her new single “Oh, Wait.” The track is a slice of pure alternative pop punk, complete with a huge sing-along hook, infectious “whoas” and BEEA’s vocals shining front and center.

According to the singer, the track is about putting an end to a difficult time in her life, “I used to be in a toxic and extremely dysfunctional relationship, which I got tired of after a while,” BEEA explains. “This is pretty cliche, but the moment I decided I wanted to leave, everything flipped and it was like I was back in a fairy tale.”

UPDATED! Star Goes Nova Reveals Gorgeous Track “The Apprentice”

Star Goes Nova is big kick drums, deep grime bass and cinematic electronic music. Dubstep compositions of fantasy and power feature Christine’s one-hundred year old grand piano, guest vocalists and guitarists, and Christine’s groovy, bad-ass bass. Her new song “The Apprentice” is the perfect first listening experience to the artist.

For Skope: Pushing Daizies switch gears for new house-influenced single “Our Love”

The new track follows the US-based enigmatic duo’s remix of Bear Grillz & Adventure Club & JT Roach’s “Where We Are” (released on Dim Mak too) and marks their 6th release since the official debut on January 08.

New Today: Sophia Fracassi – “Wish I Never Met You”

Ontario-based singer/songwriter Sophia Fracassi makes melodic, emotive and passionate contemporary pop with skill far beyond her years. As soon as she could speak, Sophia was singing. At five years old, she began performing for large audiences, and at nine years old she wrote her first song. Now, at seventeen, she has the uncanny ability to create music that speaks to the experiences that unite us as human beings. Raw, honest and heartfelt, the listener is invited to share in the sentiment of each song and claim it as their own.

Voltagehawk “Straight Razor” Live Performance Lyric Video

The Ancient Unknown lace up for ‘The Fall’, rock n roll combat in dystopia

Brit-rock newcomers The Ancient Unknown have today laced up for new single ‘The Fall’, a rock-n-roll showdown of combat in dystopia. Expect soaring vocals, driving riffs, guest-rapper Ryan Soul, and street-punk beats, as members go head to head in their primal new video, out now: https://youtu.be/NNEn_kl9iMA


UK metal outfit Broken Calling is back with brand new single “Ghosts” – a charismatic, dynamic and energetic track that sees the formation developing a rejuvenated and improved version of the combination of the members’ individual and collective musicianship. Creating a captivating blend of diversified vocal harmonies, intense screams, gritty guitars, a prominent rhythm section and an abundance of composing talent, “Ghosts” showcases the more aggressive nature of the group through the direct and hard-hitting composition and the genuine sincerity of the utilized lyrics, all further highlighted by the accompanying visualization, providing the perfect backdrop to enhance the deeper themes of the lyrical content.

Artist: Eduardo – Track: La Farra

Eduardo is a performer and singer songwriter. He was born in Lima, Peru and currently resides in the U.S. Since early in his music career he has traveled, playing music around the U.S. He has branched out of the Southeast to California, Texas and New York, all while also recording and collaborating with different artists and in different genres. After receiving a master’s degree in literature and hispanic studies, he released two albums and one in-studio performance. His E.P. “Rusty Strings” was nominated in the Toronto’s Independent Music Awards, and featured in local and college radio. From “Rusty Strings,” the track “La Farra” was a winner of RadioAirplay’s summer contest, and songs like “Hole in the Wall” and “Complacency” have been praised and called “feel good tracks” by different publications.

Atem S & By Proxy Music – Sweet People

“Sweet People” was written remotely in collaboration with the artist collective, By Proxy Music. We wanted to write something that touched upon the idea of missing people and hoping they miss you back just as much. The song is inspired by 90’s retro synth-pop ballads: a mixture of nostalgia combined with bits of the future as well.

WATCH: The Routes drop video for title track from new album ‘Mesmerised’

Mesmerised is the eighth album from Chris Jack with his rotating band, The Routes, and will be released next month on Action Weekend Records and Bickerton Records. It follows on from the solo album he released last year, Miles To Go, which made it into our 2020 list of albums of the year. This time around, he has once again hung up his acoustic guitar to delve into the sounds of vintage garage, twisting yet another turn to produce a fantastic slab of pure slacker-garage rock ‘n’ roll.

The Routes premiere video for the title track from their new album Mesmerised

Kiss Kiss Bang “High Price (for Peace of Mind)”


Grammy® Award-winning global megastar Justin Bieber’s brand new studio album, JUSTICE, has officially become his eighth album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. JUSTICE, released March 19th via RBMG/Def Jam Recordings, takes over the #1 position while simultaneously being certified Gold by the RIAA.

James Bennett Launching “Dark Alley Sessions” – supported by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Tucked away on an urban street in the coastal town of Port Macquarie, is a vibing little record store, called Dark Alley Collectables. What happens inside at night, when all the customers have left, is nothing short of magic.

The “Dark Alley Sessions” are a series of virtual live music performances “after dark” showcasing talented musicians and artists from all over Australia. The private performances have been pre-recorded from the little record shop, in response to COVID restrictions, with a real desire to discover new music via a pre-recorded instore performance.

Savage Gary (Dan Carey) collaborates with Georgia on “Nothing To Say”

Following a start to the year that has seen the release of the first new material from revered songwriter Stephen Fretwell in 13 years, a new collaboration between Polish avant-pop artist Brodka and Scottibrains and the latest single release from much-tipped Hebden Bridge teenagers The Lounge Society, today Speedy Wunderground announce the 21st release taken from the label’s in-lockdown Quarantine Series. As with previous releases, it sees Savage Gary – the pseudonym of label boss and producer Dan Carey – pairing his own arrangements to a vocal contribution, this time from Domino Recordings’ Georgia.


Gearing up for a very special summer, Lissie celebrates a decade of her seminal 2010 full-length debut with the expanded ‘Catching A Tiger (Anniversary Edition)’, which is out on June 25th via The Orchard. The ‘Anniversary Edition’ includes five previously unreleased tracks recorded during the original ‘Catching A Tiger’ sessions in 2009 with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Modest Mouse) and Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses).

Killing Kenny brings us striking new album ‘Exactly Different’

Having had radio play across the world and extensive coverage in national press such as The Daily Record and Sunday Post, Killing Kenny has released his debut album, Exactly Different. Released on 26th March (and on digital platforms on 29th) Exactly Different features 11 tracks, including two stellar cover versions of Soft Cell’s Say Hello, Wave Goodbye and Bruce Springsteen’s Land of Hope and Dreams, alongside original tracks which traverse the musical spectrum, from rock, to country, to soulful ballad, each packed to the gills with infectious melodies and powerful lyrics.

New > Nils Frahm > surprise album ‘Graz’ for Piano Day 2021 > listen here

Piano Day 2021 sees Nils Frahm surprise the world with his Erased Tapes debut. Wait, what? How? Anyone who has seen the trail blazing sonic pioneer live will know Nils likes to deadpan a joke. Graz is in fact the first studio album he recorded for the label back in 2009, that somehow remained a secret… until now.

Rural Tapes announces self-titled debut album

Marking the announcement Rural Tapes has released the brand new single ‘Lost In Sound’ featuring Scott McCaughey of R.E.M on vocals, Hot Chips’ Alexis Taylor on Rhodes and Terry Edwards (PJ Harvey, Tom Waits) playing flute. The hypnotic track is accompanied by an equally trippy video featuring kaleidoscopic visuals pulsating around a performance by Scott. The video premiered with GQ along with a feature announcing the album here.

Blinded by the Scenery music video release by The Flavians

With the help of award-winning director Chris Angel Walker only using an iPhone, some free time, zero budget and a little imagination, we acted out a classic heist with old cars, private detectives, a magic briefcase and, a sprinkle of disaster.

The song is released via AWAL, self recorded in The Flavians studio ‘Flave Cave’ and mixed by Robbie Moore (Florence & The Machine, Babyshambles, Little Simz).

Supergroup ACT OF DENIAL Unleash New Blasting Single ‘Slave’

Today, March 29th, International All-Stars melodic death metal band ACT OF DENIAL have unleashed their fourth single ‘Slave’, feat. ex-SOILWORK guitarist Pete Wichers! ‘Slave’ is now available for streaming and orders on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Amazon! ACT OF DENIAL are featured by lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim), guitarist and lyricist Luger (Benighted, Koziak), vocalist Bjorn Speed Strid (Soilwork), bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament), drummer Krimh (Septicflesh) and keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra).

Dreamy Indietronica NEW EP

23-year-old producer Aibai has just dropped her new self-titled EP. Filled with ambient, cinematic soundscapes that create a daydream-like atmosphere, the EP blends indie/alt and electronica.

Aibai has garnered acclaim from the likes of Earmilk, The Line of Best Fit, Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, EDM.com and Atwood Magazine to name a few.

Portugal’s Ana Moura shares stunning video for ‘Vinte Vinte (Pranto)’

‘Vinte Vinte (Pranto)’ is the culmination of an extraordinary journey in which public applause goes hand in hand with the recognition of some of the world’s biggest names in music, resulting in resounding success. Ana Moura, however, is averse to formulas and very little interested in remaining static in one area or sound. Alongside Branko and Conan Osiris, she has created a hybrid pop song that already exists in the future, transcends borders and cultures, and affirms a new musical sensibility.

Montreal’s JOJI REDBACK Drops Playful New Music Video for Funky French-Language Single, “Sa Mère”

Less than a month after the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore EP, A Stranger Everywhere, French/Australian Montreal-based singer Joji Redback has released a brand-new music video for the project’s latest single, “Sa Mère” — available now!

King Kofi – new track out now addressing racism in dating/love ‘White Boys’

The track is an important and honest commentary on racism in dating because “she only likes White Boys”, something that King Kofi has experienced himself – “The song’s lyrics are partly based on my own experience. I’ve met girls where they have implied they have a certain preference without saying it outright.”

KNOMAD SPOCK Unfurls Into Life In Spring Video For New Single ‘Gift’ Out Now

British-Somali poet, rapper and neofolk singer-songwriter Knomad Spock is delighted to reveal the official video for his new single ‘Gift’ which is out now on all good DSPs.

Created by Hull filmmaker Luke Hallet, the gentle video evokes the ethereal healing power of nature, and its ability to awaken old memories and feelings—something many of us have found to be an irreplaceable balm during the pandemic.


Comprised of Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, their infectious chemistry paired with a penchant for creating anthemic, blood-rushing bangers has captured the hearts of listeners across the globe, seeing them collect over 9 million monthly listeners on Spotify and racking up over a billion streams worldwide.

SABBATONERO: all-star charity project lead by Venom Inc’s Tony Dolan premieres “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” lyric video

VENOM INC. bassist/vocalist Tony ‘Demolition Man’ Dolan along with Francesco Conte from NEROMEGA/SPIRITUAL FRONT have launched a new project, SABBATONERO, with a tribute album to BLACK SABBATH entitled “L’Uomo Di Ferro”, featuring many international artists and musicians, including Marty Friedman, James Murphy (ex DEATH, OBITUARY, DISINCARNATE), Mantas (VENOM INC.) and Snowy Shaw (ex KING DIAMOND, DREAM EVIL).

Gary Beals: “Good Love” Documentary is out

“Good Love” is a documentary film shot over one day in Toronto that captures a collection of conversations around the essence of love. In an intimate sit down, the film features diverse participants of different ages and ethnic backgrounds, who express what love means to them, drawing on their rich and varied life experiences.

Lexxicon releases energetic ‘Pon Di Floor’ music video

Bashment maverick Lexxicon brings us a vibrant set of visuals to accompany his striking ‘Pon Di Floor’ single. ‘Pon Di Floor’ is taken from Lexxicon’s upcoming EP Bashment SZN (released on 7th April).

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.

Internet Money Recruits Lil Mosey & Lil Tecca for Tropical “JETSKI” Video

After making waves behind the scenes for years, 2020 proved that Internet Money had the juice as lead artists. Coming through with the video for their first new song of 2021, the Taz Taylor-founded collective recruits Lil Mosey & Lil Tecca for “JETSKI.” Produced by Nick Mira, “JETSKI” is a breezy summer bop that earned notice from The New York Times and earned over 1 million streams in its first day of release.


Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the upcoming release of the self-titled debut album from Brazil’s Icon Of Sin, a new project centered around the stunning vocal talents of the popular Brazilian YouTube sensation Raphael Mendes. The album will be released on April 16, 2021. The band’s sound is a loving acknowledgement of their fondness of ’80s heavy metal coupled with a modern approach.

Sophia Fracassi- I Never Met You

“Wish I Never Met You” is a heartbreak anthem about being hurt by someone that you loved deeply. You should probably let them go, but now they’re all tangled up in your heart and mind. They are a part of your life, a part of you. The only way to get out of it without even more pain is simply if you had never met them at all.

The writing of this was really raw, sitting at the piano late at night. A broken heart is painful, so I hope this song allows you to process those emotions in whatever way you need to. Belt it at the top of your lungs in your car in traffic, listen in the rain, cry out in the shower, or with an empty ice cream tub in hand. Make it a part of your own story.

Ekelle Drops New Track “I Need That”

New single, “I Need That,” is a reminder that you are that b***h, no matter what – even if we’ve all been inside for so long due to lockdowns that we don’t feel so sexy anymore. The pandemic hasn’t got any easier to deal with, and we all just need that confidence boost to keep us going. We’ll get back on the dancefloor one day.