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The talented Riiver Brukes is making her mark again. Riiver Brukes unusual gritty and soulful voice brings a powerful edge to some amazing hook laden songs, and is influenced by a broad spectrum of genres and artists, but especially her passion for jazz and blues. Releasing her second video “Love Me Like U Do” a single off her first solo album, ‘Reformed Soul’ (co-written and produced by Joe Segreti: Bruno Pelletier, Mooch): an album that oozes nothing less than the attitude, character and soul of this Scottish Lassie.


K.A and Durk sing their hearts out about the lavish life that wasn’t in their plans on “Why Would I.” In the video, you can see the depth of their creative chemistry, which comes from related rap styles, and their shared backgrounds as kids who’ve risen up from tough situations. They also have a similar sense of humor. Playing into the visual’s wellness theme, they’re later at a “yoga” session that’s really an excuse to feature a bunch of twerking. The clip colors the stirring song with feelings you wouldn’t immediately pick up from just listening to it.


“Millones” is the fourth single from the Latin GRAMMY® winner’s album Mis Manos, which debuted in the Billboard Top 5 on the “Top Latin Albums” chart and “Latin Pop Albums” chart. Mis Manos has already been certified Platinum by the RIAA and has over 550 million streams on Spotify.


Directed by DJ Bruce Bruce, the visual showcases Bankroll Freddie in rare form as he takes on the role of a crime boss seeking revenge after being robbed for millions of dollars in jewelry. Staying true to his core fan base and signature sound, Active is a catchy street record that only the real can relate to.

HOKO release official music video for latest single ‘Big Mistake’

Fresh off the back of the release of their debut project HEATHEN, New York’s HOKO have released a new set of visuals for their latest single, ‘Big Mistake’.

Directed by James Mountford, the video puts HOKO songwriter and lead vocalist Nathaniel Hoho to work, bringing new energy to an already spirited original.

Rising Singer-Songwriter Keelie Walker DEBUT EP // SKOPE MAG

Her debut EP consists of eight original songs. It opens with “Girls Night” which is the ultimate party song anthem for girls looking to have fun with friends and not care about school or boys. “Nothing Better” follows two people in a relationship, inspired by the old-fashioned kind of love. She was moved by what she saw in the movies of gentlemen opening the door and bringing flowers, the antitheses of today’s digital age of romance. “Snake” is a song about a manipulative person who comes across as someone they’re not, but after a while their true colors come out. “Gemini” tells the story of an old relationship where toxicity loomed. It continues on to “Runaway” which came to life after a deep conversation with her sister about anxiety, depression, and suicide amongst her peers. The song is meant to uplift and inspire people going through struggles and give hope. “Superstar” is a song to give people confidence shining a light on everyone’s individual and unique beauty. Also on the EP is dance track “Chase” featuring actress/singer Jadah Marie with part of the proceeds going to clean beaches in Brazil. It finishes off strong with “On My Own,” featuring Sony Records artist King B; a power anthem for the independent girl. Keelie hopes fans identify with her music so that they feel uplifted and less alone in the world.

Cariss Auburn releases reflective cut ‘Oblivion’

Influenced equally by the y2k pop of Billie Piper and the smooth R&B of Destiny’s Child as well as the sounds of Mary J. Blige and Luther Vandross that permeated her childhood home, Cariss cites the likes of Bree Runway, Denai Moore and FKA twigs for the blueprint of her sound; “women unafraid to do what they want, entirely liberated in their art, refusing to be boxed into one genre.”

Max Leo “breaking my heart”

A poster boy for a new generation blend of local identity and internet based creativity, Max Leo is your ultimate internet kid next door. Tapping into the self effacing nature of the Gen Z conscience, ‘breaking my heart’ is a realistic breakup song cushioned by dizzy guitar licks and flirtatious grooves.

New Music: Lisa Conta – ‘Difficult’

Residing in London the rising star has landed on the cover of Wonderland Magazine, British Vogue and Elle. Signed to the the legendary modelling agency ‘Storm Models’ she has also appeared on the cover of magazines such as The Guardian’s Observer alongside Chloe x Halle.

TOKKY HORROR Announce Debut EP + Video For New Single ‘Godliness’ Out Now Via Alcopop! Records

Liverpool, London and Manchester based ‘virtual hardcore’ collective TOKKY HORROR are pleased to announce details of their debut EP, I Found The Answers And Now I Want More, released on 21st May 2021 via Alcopop! Records.

Today revealing another new track taken from the record, the video for latest single ‘Godliness’ is out now, with the song available to stream on all good DSPs.

NEWS: Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones from Hudson Valley return with third album, ‘Here to Tell the Tale,’ due June 25.

Ask anyone who’s caught them live and you’ll hear the same thing: It’s simply impossible to see Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones perform and not have a great time. A smile on the lips, a swivel in the hips, and an earful of snappy tunes are the inevitable takeaways from any Ark-Tones appearance. The band’s singular blend of rock ‘n’ roll, country, blues, surf, Western swing, rockabilly, folk, pop, and jazzy rhythm & blues gets feet a-moving and hands a-clapping no matter the audience. By the end of the night, if they weren’t already, those lucky concertgoers are rabid fans.

First Listen! Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones ‘Let’s Go!’ Is a Rollicking Rockabilly Gem

Manchester’s The Early Mornings share gritty new single ‘Blank Sky’ with fly on the wall video | Debut EP ‘Unnecessary Creation’ self-released 18th June 2021

The Early Mornings are a 3-piece formed in Manchester in 2018, made up of Annie Leader – Guitar/Vocals, Danny Shannon – Bass, Rhys Davies – Drums. After recording a couple of home demos and gigging around the UK, they released their debut single ‘Artificial Flavour’ last year.

Dead Nature (ex-Spring King, Tarek Musa) announces debut album “Watch Me Break Apart” | Watch the video for new single “Hurricane”

Dead Nature, the solo project of former Spring King singer and prolific producer (The Big Moon, Calva Louise, Circa Waves, Dream Nails, Genghar, Police Car Collective) Tarek Musa, is announcing the release of debut album Watch Me Break Apart, and sharing the video for new single “Hurricane”. It follows the boisterous, sky-high indie-pop dramatics of recent single “Red Clouds”, which drew support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Clash, DIY, Dork, The Line of Best Fit, NME, The Independent, and The i Paper.

Finnish Alt-Pop Newcomers Pastel Stereø Share Debut Single ‘Disappear’

Inspired by Eemeli’s relocation from Northern Finland Helsinki at age 16, ‘Disappear’ is about “change and having to leave things behind,” says the band; “it’s about the sacrifices made when chasing a dream, moving far away from home and the scary realisation of your old friends becoming a distant part of your memory.”

TEN TONNES shares blistering new anthem ‘Everything You Got’

Indie sensation Ten Tonnes returns with blistering new anthem ‘Everything You Got’, the lead track from his forthcoming EP set for release this summer.

Heralding the next phase in Ethan Barnett’s development, ‘Everything You Got’ sees the singer-songwriter team up with esteemed producer Jag Jago (The Maccabees, The Magic Gang, Matt Maltese) and reinforces his boundless potential, with its infectious hooks, frenetic guitars and potent lyricism combining to sublime effect and providing a clear indication of what to expect from his upcoming material.

Robyn Sherwell Shares Lush New Single ‘A Kiss’

Talking about the meaning behind the song, Robyn says; “A kiss is a simple act, but can also mean crossing the line between friendship and something more than friendship. The song speaks to the risk of doing something that can’t be undone, something that could change everything, and the floating exhilaration, fear, excitement and anticipation of that moment.”

Watch the Hilarious Video for Mason’s Latest Single Givin’ Up

Mason takes his tongue in cheek attitude to music and runs with it in his new video for Givin’ Up.

In the video, Mason plays a parody of himself: a producer under pressure to make another big record while being stuck in lockdown. He’s seen reminiscing about previous live gigs and going about a very mundane life while trying to motivate himself to make a big record – a follow up to 2007’s massive Exceeder.

D Prince x Cece Valor release music video to White Sneakers

D Prince is a known face in the hip hop-world, as a former front man of the duo Fresh Vetz, D Prince has worked with and received accolades from some of hip hop’s most influential figures including Grammy nominated producer Matt Stein. D Prince has had over 60 songs featured in TV and commercials and had tracks played on the famous American radio station Hot 97. Furthermore, D Prince have also had 2 videos added to MTV and featured in magazines and blogs such as XXL Magazine, This Is 50, NBC New York, Hip Hop DX and many more.


Dex Man is a name that has been circulating within the UK music scene over recent years. His name sits on YouTube on a string of self-released visuals and collaborations with names such as S. Wavey and Snap Capone but it’s over the last 12 months that have seen him split from the crowd to take a less conventional route, and its paying dividends.


Her enchanting sound and personal lyrics are brought to life in the tracks accompanying dreamlike visual. Directed by Iris Kim, the video elevates the song’s overall tone and the feeling of wanting to be wanted.

W!ZARD: watch noise/post-punk new video “Bones”!

French post-punk noise rockers W!ZARD’s new EP ‘Definitely Unfinished’ is coming out on June 4th through Luik Music (digital). The band bring the appetizer “Bones” to the table: an ironic video blending desolated soundscapes and savage riffs!