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KING OF ASGARD release new video single ‘kvikr’

Swedish blackened death veterans KING OF ASGARD have released a video clip featuring the famous and mysterious runestone from Rök for the track ‘kvikr’ as the second single taken from their forthcoming album “svartrviðr” (“black wood”), which is slated for release on May 28, 2021.

Skegss Debut At #1 In Australia & Earn First NME Mag Cover

Rising rock trio Skegss—and NME Australia’s latest cover stars—scored their first #1 album on Australia’s ARIA Charts last week with Rehearsal (out now via Loma Vista Recordings), edging out new albums by Justin Bieber, Evanescence, and Dua Lipa to take the top spot. Rehearsal also landed at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart thanks to the biggest ship of vinyl to Indie Retail in Australia since Tame Impala’s 2019 album The Slow Rush. Skegss’ Ben Reed said, “Well this is pretty cool! Was not expecting it, thanks so much!! Day for it 🍻.”


Two of my oldest, closest & dearest friends, both taken too young and barely years apart. If there is a word beyond ‘brother’ then that’s what they were. Love just wasn’t enough to balance out all that they carried on their shoulders. Their losses were devastating, breaking me in a way that I’m not sure will ever heal. It was in such eerie succession. They were mirrors of one another, both drawn into this senseless and tragic spiral of prescription pain meds and heroin, combined with fentanyl. Often the brightest lights go out the fastest.

Just Wondering Share New Track “F**ck That” || Out Now On Prolifica Inc.

“F**k That” is another masterclass in the trio’s ability to weave a course between intimate soulful, electronica and anthemic pop songs that make you long for weekends unbridled from responsibility in muddy fields or scorching sunshine with your best mates and listening to live music!

Assertion (William Goldsmith, founding member of Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft, Foo Fighters) Debut LP out tomorrow

Assertion, the new project of musician William Goldsmith (ex-Foo Fighters, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft), is debuting another track titled “Deeper In The Shallow” off the band’s debut LP ‘Intermission,’ out tomorrow, April 9 via Spartan Records.

Morgan Wade releases ‘Wilder Days’ video

On the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album Reckless (released March 19 via Thirty Tigers/Ladylike Records), Morgan Wade continues to reveal her innate propensity for storytelling with today’s release of the official music video for lead single ‘Wilder Days’.

Hear Yellow Ostrich’s “Birds” off their upcoming album, Soft, out April 23rd on Barsuk Records.

“‘Birds’ is about realizing that desire can be fluid and that it doesn’t follow strict rules and patterns the way you might expect it to,” says band leader and songwriter Alex Schaff about the new Yellow Ostrich single. “And generally it’s about continuing to learn more about yourself and others as you get older, that it’s not a process that stops when you reach a certain age.”

WYTCH: New Noise premiere new track “The Saviour”!

Skellefteå, Sweden’s heavy rock purveyors WYTCH unveil their hard hitting, punk-laden new single “The Saviour” exclusively on New Noise Magazine today! The quintet will release their debut album ‘Exordium’ this May 21st on Ripple Music and up to preorder now. Raise your horns up high!

Track Premiere: Wytch – ‘The Saviour’

Paul Weller shares “Shades Of Blue,” first single from new album ‘Fat Pop (Volume 1)’ set to be released 5/14

Paul Weller releases “Shades Of Blue” the first single from his anticipated new album FAT POP (Volume 1) today.

“Shades Of Blue is a family affair as it was co-written by Paul’s eldest daughter Leah Weller. Paul and Leah had a writing session where Paul wrote the verses and Leah added her input to the chorus. Leah is also the female vocalist featured on the track.”

The forthcoming new album FAT POP (Volume 1) will be released on May 14th, which is hot on the heels of Paul’s magnificent, chart-topping LP ON SUNSET which was released last June.

Gary Louris Shares Jaunty New Single “Almost Home” / First Solo Album In 13 Years ‘Jump For Joy’ Out June 4

Today, Gary Louris shares “Almost Home,” the latest song off his new solo album Jump For Joy, which releases June 4 via Sham/Thirty Tigers. The catchy, bouncy new single is accompanied by a music video Louris made himself. It was featured this morning at American Songwriter, who praised the “universally resonant track” and called the new album “an intimate reconnection with the artist who does it all.”

The Jayhawks’ Gary Louris Premieres “Almost Home” Ahead of His First Solo LP in 12 Years


New York-based indie-pop group MisterWives fronted by Mandy Lee, has extensive touring background supporting everyone from Panic! At the Disco to TwentyOne Pilots. With two Alternative Radio chart hits, including “Our Own House” under their belt, they released their third album, SUPERBLOOM in 2020 on Fueled By Ramen.


Neil Finn said, “With all the world upended and nothing in its right place we became curious to hear how our favourite contemporary musicians and record makers might reimagine a Crowded House song. I emailed our version of To The Island to Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) with an invitation to take it apart and reassemble in his own unique way. Happily, he really liked the song and it was an absolute delight to hear what he made from it , an exotic fantasy I would call it.”

ME REX shares ‘Heart of Garbage’ video

South London’s ME REX have shared a brand-new animated video for their infectious single Heart of Garbage, taken from their most recent EP ‘Stegosaurus’, which saw them receive acclaim from the likes of Stereogum and DIY. Talking about the track, lead singer Myles McCabe said “The central metaphor is of a plant trying to grow in a poisonous environment. The song is about digging out space, providing light and clean water, trying to create the circumstances under which growth can happen.”

New Visuals 20+ Million Aussie Acoustic Pop

Tia has garnered support from the likes of CLASH, Flaunt Magazine, Rolling Stone, Wonderland Magazine and Triple J, as well as having toured Europe and played major festivals in Australia, supporting the likes of Gomez, Frightened Rabbit, Lewis Capaldi, The Rubens, Ball Park Music and Boy & Bear. She has 20+ million streams to date.

American Songwriter Features Matt Jaffe On New Single Release “Cut Me Down The Middle”

Matt Jaffe releases his new single “Cut Me Down The Middle,” available today through American Songwriter as a premiere and interview. Tomorrow it will be available on all digital music retailers and streaming services. “Cut Me Down The Middle” heralds Matt Jaffe’s eagerly awaited new album, Kintsugi, coming out this summer. “Cut Me Down The Middle” is the Third single of Seven songs.

Matt Jaffe Reflects On A Past Double Life With “Cut Me Down the Middle”

Icewear Vezzo Recruits Lil Durk for Off-Kilter Heater “Up The Sco'”

A Detroit figurehead and a quintessential hustler, Icewear Vezzo brings a grizzled wisdom and a sharp wit every time he hops in the booth. Unconcerned with sportsmanship, Vezzo aims to dominate the opposition with “Up The Sco,” his latest video single. Armed with a woozily swung beat from Detroit producer Rocaine–an instrumental for the sizable number of sippers in Vezzo’s fanbase–”Up The Sco” finds Vezzo delivering an effortlessly fly 16 and a raspy-voiced hook before handing the mic off to a hungry Lil Durk, who delivers the kind of vicious “no auto” missive that only he can provide. In the video, directed by Counterpoint 2.0, Vezzo and Durk deck themselves out in ice and mob with a sea of associates that rap along to their every word. “Up the Sco” is the latest in a run of street singles for the prolific rapper and entrepreneur, following last month’s “Different Bag” and recent collabs with Bankroll Freddie, GT, and more.

Alice Merton Shares “Vertigo” Video Via Rolling Stone

On a cold night, Alice Merton abruptly notices something is wrong while standing in line, waiting to get into a club. Though she is surrounded only by friends and disinterested strangers, she has the feeling she is being watched. It seems every step she takes is being judged by an invisible jury. What a paradox: just a short while back she was performing in front of an audience of millions at The Voice of Germany, or on huge stages around the world. But this harmless club visit is suddenly making her fearful.

Alice Merton Returns With Supercharged ‘Vertigo’

Naïka global iPhone 12 campaign song, “Sauce,” music video out today

World-pop singer-songwriter Naïka has announced today’s premiere of the official video for her latest hit single, “Sauce.” The fashion-forward new video is streaming now at Naïka’s official YouTube channel.

KOSMODEMONIC: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Moirai” Lyric Video From Brooklyn Black Metal Quartet

As New York City black metal quartet KOSMODEMONIC prepares to release their second album, Liminal Light, through Transylvanian Recordings in early May, Decibel Magazine is hosting a lyric video for the album’s lead single, “Moirai.”

Video Premiere: Kosmodemonic – “Moirai”

Alexander 23 Shares Visual For “Good To See You Again”

JEFF KOLLMAN launches ‘Superstring Theory’ video

American guitarist/songwriter JEFF KOLLMAN (COSMOSQUAD, ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT, ASIA FJP, GLENN HUGHES) has launched a promotional video for ‘Superstring Theory’, the advance single off his forthcoming solo album, ‘East of Heaven’, out May 21. ‘East of Heaven’ is Kollman’s sixth instrumental studio album as a solo artist and his 22nd overall on the Marmaduke label.

SIVA SIX returns with a brand new single and video, ‘Ghost Dance’, breaking 3 years of silence

Out now is the newest single (and official lyric video) from the Greece based electro industrial act Siva Six: “Ghost Dance”. The single is the first sign of life from the band since the “nyx” remix album (2018) and actually the first new material since the “Dawn Of Days” album (2016).

Hannah Hausman sets her past ablaze in new video for “whole foods parking lot” – out now via Quadio Records

“It’s the honesty–and the bravery to be so vulnerable in her songs–that makes Hannah one to watch,” says HollywoodLife. “I was able to let go because I realized the story would always end the same, no matter what,” Hannah Hausman explains in the premiere feature, “I am naturally very forgiving, and this was the first time I’ve ever had to completely cut someone out of my life to this extent. It was so difficult for me to do that, but I’ve come a long way, and I’m really proud of myself for maintaining it. Sometimes a person is only meant to play a main role in your life for a season, and that’s okay.”

Sayah unveils new single ‘Fruit’, touring with Cosmo’s Midnight

SAYAH returns to the spotlight today with her new single ‘Fruit’. The unashamedly cheeky track is a slice of SAYAH speaking her mind. The song sees SAYAH delve into a more straight up pop sound, with her emotive voice showcasing why she has been a highly sought after lead vocalist by Peking Duk, Set Mo and Cosmo’s Midnight.

ChrisLee Jumps Through Life’s Hurdles with “Flight Risk”

Pop artist, ChrisLee, dropped his new single, “Flight Risk,” an emotional ode of choosing love in the midst of hard times. As the world changes during times of uncertainty, being able to jump through hurdles and take on life’s challenges with someone you love is a bond that should be celebrated. ChrisLee was featured on Season 2 of NBC’s Songland, where he wrote the winning Boyz II Men song, “Love Struck.” Most recently, he was certified platinum and nominated for Best Single at the 2021 Brit Awards for writing the breakout hit song “Don’t Need Love” by 220 Kid and Gracey.


Sydney’s hardest-rocking four piece Avalanche have today announced their rollicking new single Second Hand Band, a powerful track that encapsulates what it’s like for a rock n roll band on their way to the top, out today – April 9. The band have also released a potent video to accompany Second Hand Band, an ode to the band’s beginnings, rehearsing in an old steel factory in Sydney’s west. Avalanche’s highly anticipated new EP of the same name is set for release on May 11, and the group will be heading out on a massive east coast tour to celebrate, kicking off at Crowbar in Sydney for Home Brewed Festival on April 9, then moving through Port Kembla, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Wollongong, Newcastle, back through Sydney, then wrapping up at The Basement in Canberra on August 14.

Slow Down Molasses channels 80’s new wave and post-punk on new single

Returning to the scene are post-punk outfit Slow Down Molasses with their first material in five years, new single ‘Street Haunting’ out on 6th April 2021. Following on from their 2016 album ‘100% Sunshine’, we see the Canadian four-piece boasting a more mature and refined sound that is simultaneously even more outrageous.


Today, Palm Beach, Florida rapper WestsideJhitt teams up with labelmate Quin NFN to drop his latest single “Whateva It Takez” out now via 10K Projects. With a solid foundation in writing viral Soundcloud tracks like “Martin & Gina” and “Violent,” which have gained over 6.6M streams combined on the platform, Westsidejhitt’s “Whateva It Takez” shows the underground hitmaker is ready to be a mainstream rap success.


The multi-platinum chart topper continues his Billboard Hot 100 chart run over the past few months with his latest release “GNF (OKOKOK)” along with his recent features with Rod Wave on “Richer” and Lil Tjay & Fivio Foreign on “Headshot”. Since its release in May 2020, his critically acclaimed album THE GOAT has accrued over 4 Billion streams, 7 Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications, has been a mainstay on the charts and landed in multiple year-end best albums lists. The album is certified Platinum by the RIAA along with his debut album, Die A Legend. Polo G was named one of XXL’s Freshman Class in 2020, an annual roundup of hip-hop’s brightest new stars. He also secured a spot on the coveted Forbes 2021 30 Under 30 list and was named a FUSE TV Future Black History Honoree for February 2021.


Today, global superstar Doja Cat unveils the first taste of Planet Her. “Kiss Me More” ft. SZA, the highly anticipated first single off her much buzzed about new album was written by Doja Cat, SZA, Yeti Beats, Rogét Chahayed, tizhimself and Carter Lang and produced by Yeti Beats. It arrives with an epic music video, directed by Warren Fu (The Weeknd, Kehlani), which offers the first glimpse into the brand new world Doja is creating.


In speaking about the song, Ritt says: “It’s kind of about feeling like you’re disrupting a relationship or a family dynamic and you don’t know how to stop. I guess I pulled from feelings of being ‘the problem child’ when I was younger. And kind of now too lmao.”


Today, CANNONS have released the official video for their latest song “Bad Dream.” Directed by Ryan Rundle, the movielike visual finds lead-singer Michelle Joy in a precarious situation with a serial killer who takes her hostage after a CANNONS show

RdioClub fuse Gospel and bluegrass with EDM on their single River

The latest single from the pop duo RadioClub mixes current EDM trends with melodies that lean much closer to bluegrass, or southern gospel music. If that sounds unorthodox, that’s probably because it is. But if you know anything about RadioClub members Shawn Desman and Tebey, it’s not much of a surprise. Together they have an extremely eclectic taste in music, and Tebey’s Nashville roots are definitely on display with this single.Sweden’s Hot Breath launch their debut album “Rubbery Lips”

Hot Breath release “Rubbery Lips” album

Sweden’s Hot Breath launch their debut album “Rubbery Lips” via The Sign Records. 10 tracks of energetic garage rock, released on LP, CD, and digital format.