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Arda & The Stolen Moon – Outsider in Perpetual Motion

“In this age of half-baked ideas and half-assed algorithm songs, here is a smart old skool songwriter who is literate, eloquent and unafraid to tackle her subject matter either with humour or sheer gravity while fully developing song structures. Singer/songwriter Arda wastes NOT one word or note…” RIK RADIO

SENSES – Drifting – OUT NOW

Drifting offers a nod to era defining indie and alternative bands that have inspired SENSES; layers of atmospheric guitars, leading to arms aloft euphoria. Yet, there are glimpses of more obscure influences, seen in the use of samples, vintage synths and staccato strings, in much the same way as the Jacques Villeglé inspired cover art. Lyrically minimalistic, the song capitalises on the blissful harmonies of Callan and Finny. Combining to create a song that soars, making way for a sense of hope that reverberates long after the last note.

Dave Shares Two Surprise New Tracks ‘Titanium’ & ‘Mercury’

This evening, Dave shared two new surprise tracks: ‘Titanium’ and ‘Mercury’ and are available on all streaming platforms right away. Recorded recently in a moment of pure inspiration, ‘Titanium’ was teased on his Instagram two weeks back while ‘Mercury’ features vocals from emerging and hotly tipped singer Kamal.

MASON HILL “D.N.A.” Music Video

New release: Rita Tekeyan (Lebanon) – goth, darkwave, traditional – Seahorse Recordings

“Devil’s OB”, the first single, released on April 02nd, is a twisted, witchy, and yet dreamy song about internal conflicts, obsession, desperation, and madness. The video, premièred on New Noise Mag, was shot in the woods by director Enrico Fappani.

It creates the atmosphere of a dark fairytale, using symbols, a wicked scenery and the powerful presence of Rita’s gestures and voice, which could remind female artists as Kate Bush or Nina Hagen..

Video Premiere: Rita Tekeyan – ‘Devil’s OB’

French Metal/Fusion/Rapcore gang Waking The Sleeping Bear premiered brand new single + video “P*rno Future”

3 years after the official release of its debut EP ‘Jungle Urbaine’ (2018), French metal/fusion/rapcore gang Waking The Sleeping Bear is about to give birth to a first full-length album called ‘P*orno Future’ and coming out on May 28th on CD & Digital through Bandcamp + all streaming platforms.

In the meantime, the band just premiered a first glance from its upcoming effort with the official music video of the title-track, available right now on YouTube while the single is also up on BC, Spotify, Amazon Music etc.


Female-fronted alternative metal quartet Bullet To The Heart is back – after the band’s previous and critically acclaimed, atmospheric “Falling Away” – with a brand new video for the group’s impassioned and poignant new single – “Birth Of A Tragedy”! Rolling along with lush production, slick beats and showcasing the band’s electronically conscious side, “Birth Of A Tragedy” is an innovative musical statement, as the lyricism in conjunction with the gorgeous, provided vocals evolve into a rich piece of music with exhilarating strings and a grandiose climax. Developing a clear example of Bullet To The Heart’s ability to achieve a great balance between the different elements utilized throughout the song and creating an incredible flow in the track, while the symphonic parts add depth and texture, this single is a great representation of the group’s talent to perform huge, arena rock influenced, powerful, poignant choruses with a very climactic feel, with the deep, rigged guitar riffs underneath just enhancing it, all meld into a cohesive whole, including the nature of the video, which aims to present the original, energetic essence of this track.

THE MONO LP’S – Release New Single ‘Think About It’ Taken From Their New Album ‘Shuffle/Play’ Out April 23rd

Today, THE MONO LPS are very pleased to announce their forthcoming second album: ‘Shuffle/Play’.

Set for release on 23 April via Fretsore Records, it’s a record that finds the Liverpool band getting playful with our playlist listening habits.

In anticipation of the new album, the band also present its incendiary opening track: “Think About It”; a jet-propelled piece of indie electronica that salutes the synth-skewered pop of the 1980s.

Piers James ‘Best Out Here’

The uplifting track sees Piers effortlessly turn from singing to rapping in a song about ride or die love. The guitar loop sits perfectly with the infectious bassline as Piers’ distinctly British vocal sits on top. In the accompanying video, we see a woman daydream about cheating on her boyfriend to be with Piers. They have an intense and passionate ‘Queen & Slim’ style love which perfectly complements the track’s premise. The video nods to nostalgic London with 70s themed clothing and vintage cars, and Piers and his lover enjoying getting into trouble together.

New > Afrobeats Artist Jujuboy Star > New Single + Video ‘Enjoyment’ > Aristokrat Records > Out Now

Fresh from signing a new deal with Universal Music Group, Aristokrat Records, the Nigerian entertainment company that discovered and developed Burna Boy presents their new superstar signing, 25 year-old Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer Jujuboy Star.

Ready for broadcast… Afraid Of from award-winning British singer, songwriter and producer James Zada

James Zada is a successful record producer with over a million album sales worldwide. He has won awards including a Gold Disc.

His music has featured in many international television shows including the highly acclaimed TV series Friends.

New Music: Lisa Conta – ‘Difficult’

Lisa Conta has graced the cover of The Guardian’s Observer and the pages of British Vogue, Elle and Wonderland Magazine. She has mesmerized with her beauty and beyond her image, has remained somewhat of a mystery until now, as she is set to captivate the world with her voice via the release of her debut single.

California Singer/Songwriter BOBBO BYRNES Pays Tribute To Canada with New Song, “Chasing Rock and Roll”

It’s ‘the thrill of the chase’ in this cut from California songwriter Bobbo Byrnes as he weaves yarn on the tale of a van of young American dudes ready to tear up the stage, night after night, in Canada.

Byrnes quickly sets the scene from the first sentence: crossing the border, passing by Niagara, and heading to Toronto to play a host of sets at some of the nation’s finest clubs along the troubadour passageway.


Gaining the acclaim of tastemakers such as BBC 1XTRA, Beats 1,Complex, The Line Of Best Fit, Wonderland, House Of Solo and racking millions of streams already, Ross Quinn has established himself as an artist to watch this year. Look out for more from Ross Quinn soon.

Listen: Maya Law releases beautifully raw EP ‘Hitchhiking’

The six-track project is Maya’s first body of work in almost five years, and it’s a beautifully honest outpouring that details the loneliness, pain and healing that follows a break-up. Blending soul, jazz, and alt-R&B with a raw acoustic sound, ‘Hitchhiking’ powerfully showcases Maya’s ability to transform difficult experiences into songwriting brilliance – with her authentic approach already capturing the attention of Huw Stephens, Jamie Cullum and Tom Robinson to name a few.

Cinematic Electronica Producer Douran shares latest single ‘Inertia

Multi-talented electronica producer and composer Douran releases his latest single, ‘Inertia’ on the 9th of April, accompanied by a live video. The single precedes his upcoming EP, Avalanche, which will be released in spring 2021 via Allo Floride Records. The producer has already released the EP title-track, accompanied by an exclusive remix by Parisian Electronic/ Dance artist Joachim Pastor. Douran has received support from taste-maker Youtube channels MrSuicideSheep, Dealer de Musique and Progressive Astronaut, to name a few, contributing to his playcount of over 2.6 million across streaming platforms. The talented producer has also had his single ‘Race To Infinity’ playlisted by English DJ and producer Nick Warren and has shared a stage with Solumun, Tale Of Us and Henrik Schwarz along with several other well-known producers.

Reggae icon Mr Williamz announces release date for new album, shares new video for ‘Well Excellent’

‘SoundKilla Mindset’ is a Reggae & Dancehall opus which takes Mr. Williamz back to his roots as a sound system native and draws on inspiration from the OG Nicodemus. A respected statesman of the Portobello dancehall-soaked streets, Mr. Williamz uses modernity combined with elements of styles from the Reggae greats to create a record only someone as proficient and knowledgeable in the scene as he could.

Barenaked Ladies share first new music in four years with “Flip”; Announce new album ‘Detour de Force’

Today, multi-platinum band Barenaked Ladies release the upbeat new single and video “Flip”, their first new music in four years from BNL’s upcoming 16th studio album Detour de Force. The band is set to perform the new single Friday, April 16th on the Today Show. This will be followed by the band’s global streaming event Flip n’ Hits with BNL: A Night of Monster Jams of Pandemic Proportions, to air on Saturday, April 17 at 9pm EDT / 6pm PDT with an encore on Sunday, April 18 at 8pm GMT. The show will be 60 minutes of their greatest hits, including “Flip”. Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will appear as a very special guest.

Tom Jones Releases New Single “Pop Star” From Forthcoming Album ‘Surrounded By Time’ out April 23 via BMG

Today, Tom Jones has released “Pop Star,” the fourth song to be taken from his forthcoming album Surrounded By Time out April 23 via BMG. The song follows the release of “Talking Reality Television Blues,” “No Hole In My Head,” and “One More Cupt Of Coffee,” which saw the release of an official lyric video last week. Surrounded By Time is now available for pre-order.

The Judge is Officially Out!

The bass line is the driving force behind “The Judge,” contributing rhythmically via a call and response with the vocals. Including saxophone and trumpet solos harkens back to my days performing in middle and high school jazz bands. Once I had added those elements, the song felt truly complete.

Cast of ROCK ME AMADEUS co-star in new mashup video Black Hole Soleil

The cast of the upcoming new rock-meets-classical fusion show, Rock Me Amadeus, have come together virtually to release a new music video, entitled, “Black Hole Soleil.” The song is an original mashup of “Ah! leve toi soleil,” the tenor aria from Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden and “Here Comes the Rain Again” by the Eurythmics. The song and video provide a glimpse of the talent and energy that will be on display in the new production, Rock Me Amadeus, slated to open in NYC this fall.

Danny Elfman Announces New Album ‘Big Mess’, Watch Video For New Single “True” Now

A slow burning track, “True” faces down hopelessness and despair head on. Elfman’s vocals are gritty and growling here, and his raw unfiltered delivery only adds to the emotionally charged atmosphere. “The video is an exploration of fractured identity, muffled through the lens of memory,” Sitkin revealed. “Danny is a central figure within the video, yet only in his reproduced likeness via prosthetics, masks and 3d printed body parts. I wanted to make a video that was gritty, unpolished and uncomfortable.”


Now the second chapter in the SALEM story emerges from the underworld with the news that they’ll release their new EP ‘SALEM II’ on May 7TH – pre-orders are available HERE. Today the duo has shared the first taste of the EP in the shape of the new single ‘DRACULADS’.

Lambchop debuts Showtunes centerpiece “Fuku” and its short film on The FADER

Feast your eyes and ears on the exciting second preview from Lambchop’s upcoming new album Showtunes! Co-written by Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner and Cologne DJ Twit One, “Fuku” is a highly imaginative and immersive experience that blends sounds both natural and synthetic. Its short film was conceived and directed by Doug Anderson and involves three characters who awaken from a torpor induced by a successful ritual, a powerful drug, or an unending rehearsal.

Hideous Divinity Releases Second Single “Chestburst” Off Forthcoming EP ‘LV-426’

Italian based technical Death Metal diehards Hideous Divinity deliver their staggering conceptual EP LV-426. The concept of the EP is a sub-narrative of the second Alien movie, directed by James Cameron.

The Hideous Divinity adds, “We chose to concentrate on the story of Rebeca ‘Newt’ Jorden, the 6-year old girl rescued on the alien infested planetoid LV-426 by Ellen Ripley. We live the story from her point of view, a mixture of childhood’s happy life and memories cut off by the alien attack.”

BURIAL WAVES: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Light Heads,” The First Of Several New Singles By Washington/Baltimore-Based Post-Rock Quintet To See Release Through Dark Operative

BrooklynVegan is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Light Heads,” a mesmerizing new track from Baltimore, Maryland/Washington, DC-based alt/post-rock quintet BURIAL WAVES.

BURIAL WAVES formed in 2019, the members having been friends from an array of DC-area bands. They made their live debut with several shows in early 2020 just as the persisting global pandemic took its grip on the planet and have spent the past year focused on the creation of several epic singles, official videos, and more, which now begin to permeate the public domain with the release of the “Light Heads” single.

Tarrus Riley Turn The Heat Up A Notch, With Summer Anthem “Just Like That”

Known for his evolutionary sound, Tarrus Riley is set to kick off the summer with his new single “ Like That”, produced by DJ Frass Records. The single, which was released April 2nd, garnered solid streaming numbers via Apple music and on Apple US itunes charts, has been receiving airplay on various mainstream stations in the US and UK.

Tarrus Riley known for his impressive catalogue “Good Girl Gone Bad’, “Lion Paw”, soca track with Machel Montano “Memory”, classic single “She’s Royal” to his EDM hit with Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding “Powerful’, is no stranger to hits as well as experimental sounds. “Like That’, which is a fuse of dancehall and R&B flavour, has a groove, which will get females dancing and feeling beautiful at the same time.

Marion Raw Shares Debut Solo Album via Post Punk

Today, Mexico City/LA-based singer-songwriter Marion Raw releases her debut solo album, Deep Cuts, via Post-Punk and announces that she will be joining the lineup for the New Colossus Festival (4/23). In an exclusive interview with American Songwriter, Raw discusses the inspiration behind her garage folk solo debut, and how her traveling lifestyle has influenced the songs on the record: “There is a certain freedom growing up as a tourist and foreigner in so many different places, in that you can try different cultures and customs on for size, without ever really identifying with those masks,” says the LA-based Raw. “You learn to observe and listen to peoples stories as an outsider looking in.”

Lynchian Folk Singer Marion Raw is Bare-boned in “Deep Cuts”


The Coda Collection has acquired global rights to the feature-length documentary film WHAT DRIVES US, directed by Dave Grohl and produced by Foo Fighters. WHAT DRIVES US will be released in the U.S. on Friday, April 30th exclusively on The Coda Collection — a unique, subscription streaming offering featuring an exclusive, curated selection of iconic music documentaries, concert films, and episodic series via Amazon Prime Video Channels, paired with a complimentary website exploring new perspectives on music. WHAT DRIVES US will be available outside of the U.S. via Amazon Prime Video.

Watch The First Trailer For Dave Grohl-Directed Movie ‘What Drives Us’ With Lars Ulrich, Slash, Ringo Starr, Steven Tyler, The Edge, More; Distribution & Release Date Set

M-Dot ‘No Excuses’ produced by Snowgoons [Video Submission]