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Years & Years Release New Single ‘Starstruck’ Out Today!

Years & Years return today with the brand new single, “Starstruck”, which is available now on Interscope Records. It’s the first new Years & Years music since 2018’s much-loved second album ‘Palo Santo’, and follows hot on the heels of Olly Alexander’s leading role in the critically acclaimed HBO Max show, ‘It’s A Sin’, written by multi-BAFTA Award-winning writer Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years, Doctor Who).


Rising Pop/R&B artist YaSi has released her highly-anticipated EP Coexist With Chaos today via Royal Rhythm Recordings. The new EP toes the line between Eastern and Western influences, between ebullience and sultriness, between optimism and realism. Fans can stream

Artist: Minerva Daisy – Track: Substitute

Channeling her influences yet adding her own personal touch with lyrics that contemplate issues such as female empowerment, love, relationships and body positivity, Minerva’s music presents a soundscape like no other with retro feeling and modern sensibilities appealing to anybody who considers themselves a fan of music.

#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Presents: Young Hungry Money Monsters – “Hardaway” [New Video]

The Lancasters Release New Single “Scallywag”, Watch The Video

If you haven’t heard of The Lancasters yet, you’re missing out big time.

This three-piece rock band have the ability to combine old and new, tradition and innovation in a blend that ranges between the best 1970s British rock and more recent expressions of volume driven rock’n’roll sounds.

This is the field in which The Lancasters play their game, and they do it damn well. They have just release a brand new single called “Scallywag”, along with a crazy, ironic and exuberant video created by Stefano Vanoni.

Tokyo duo CRYSTAL share fast-moving “Taxi Hard” single

Japanese-duo CRYSTAL has a few notches on their collaborative belt, leaning into experimentation and electronic collaboration. Flying Lotus-approved, originally discovered by JUSTICE’s Gaspard Auge, collaborating with Thundercat, Matias Aguayo guesting on their new album — it’s a impressive pedigree no matter how it’s sliced.


With a sound oscillating between psychedelic pop and space rock, Triptides’ album Alter Echoes channels both The Byrds at their most hallucinogenic and Floyd at their most cosmically composed while creating something immediate and new.

Los Esplifs Share “Perro Rabioso” Via Backseat Mafia

Tucson-based art-psych duo Los Esplifs have shared “Perro Rabioso,” third single off their upcoming ESTRAIK BACK, an 11-track LP out April 20th. Backseat Mafia premiered the music video with Look At My Records featuring the single and praising “refreshing, and clearly represents a genuine desire to meld several parts of their musical identities.”

Premiere: Los Esplifs – ‘Perro Rabioso’: Tucson psych-cumbia outfit go roamin’ for a (rabid) hot dog

ANGSTSKRÍG: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Skyggespil” Video

Danish black metal duo ANGSTSKRÍG today unveils their official new video for “Skyggespil.” Now playing at Decibel Magazine, the track comes by way of their full-length debut of the same name, set for release on May 28th via Despotz Records.

Skyggespil (Danish for “shadow play”) includes a variety of guest appearances from members of Soilwork, Finntroll, Kreator, Hypocrisy, DragonForce, and more. Joining the mysterious pair on the title track is Attila Vörös, (Satyricon, Sanctuary, Tyr, Nevermore) who has added suitably aggressive guitar work to proceedings.

Video Premiere: Angstskríg- “Skyggespil”

Rapper Admits Secret Sins In New Video

Most people would prefer to bury their pasts and never look back. They figure that because people weren’t there to witness the dark moments of their lives, it is wise to act like they never happened. Cellus Hamilton is not most people. In his new video “Right Now”, Hamilton reminisces about the mistakes of his immature past and how they have made him into the man he is today. As a successful business owner, husband, and creator of three charting albums, Cellus Hamilton reflects on his days of getting high, chasing women, and writing self-glorifying music. The short song also features a powerful verse in which Hamilton shows his new style of rapping–exposing the ills and injustices of society.

The Quilts – New Single and Video “Sweet Molasses”

The Quilts, yielding from Ohio, are an extremely powerful, melody-driven group that uniquely blends elements of alternative, blues-based rock n’ roll. Their new single and video for “Sweet Molasses” is thought provoking, emotional and intensely memorable and will be dropping on April 16, 2021.

The Quilts are Chris Scott (lead vocals), Steven Altonen (guitar), Mike Hennel (drums) and Doug Roskovics (bass).

Winchester Revival: New single “Feelin’ Myself”

Winchester Revival is once again ready and willing to shake up Brisbane’s hard-hitting genre as the four-piece announces the release of their brand new single titled “Feelin’ Myself” – their first hint of new material, featuring new front-man, Jackson Allan.

MAPLE GLIDER – Announces debut album ‘To Enjoy is the Only Thing’ out 25th June via Partisan | Hear new single ‘Swimming’

On To Enjoy is the Only Thing, written whilst Zietsch lived in Brighton in the UK, she compiles a striking set of vignettes from her life; growing up in a restrictive religious household, falling in and out of love, cross-country and international travel, longing, alienation and more. Moments both unremarkable and life-altering, but always deeply felt, brought to vivid life by the beauty of Tori’s artistry and wry sense of dark humor.

Says Zietsch on “Swimming,” “This was meant to be a love song, but by the time I finished it, it kind of predetermined a break-up. I’d been experiencing some of the most beautiful places I’d ever been in, and falling out of love was very confusing. I was trying to force myself to be happy and in love, but I was far from home, and really lonely. It made sense to record the song after the break-up. I kind of felt like I was able to handle the sincerity of it then.”


Fickle Friends now accentuate the attention growing around ‘Season 2’ by sharing the new single ‘Cosmic Coming of Age’. As with the best of the band’s material, the song’s modernist production gleams with a hit of ’80s synth-pop, a blend that infuses their contemporary lyrical themes with an evocative and nostalgic edge. While the emotions it expresses are serious, the music bounces with an escapist energy – especially as the life-affirming hook goes stratospheric.

Yoo Doo Right (ffo Godspeed! You Black Emperor, A Place to Bury Strangers) | Share new single

We announced the debut album last month with the album-titled single, earning some tips at FLOOD, NPR and Under The Radar Magazine with the band selling out all of their limited edition vinyl in under 24 hours. This debut record follows previous releases which have found the trio collaborating with members of Braids, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Acid Mothers Temple who they put out a split 7″ with last year titled “The Moral Compass of a Self-Driving Car” (they have quite a way with song titles).

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.

SABBATONERO: all-star charity project lead by Venom Inc’s Tony Dolan premieres “Killing Yourself to Live” 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).


Atlanta rapper/producer Hitman Da Hitmaker presents the 3PV-directed music video for “Woah”, his new song produced by Super Mario Beats. Featuring a guest appearance from Jab Season, the track appears on Hitman’s album Who Are You, which also features guest appearances from RazoTha1st, Millz, 211, Huncho Beezy, Legacy and J Dot Brwn.


Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jodi, AKA Nick Levine (ex Pinegrove) has announced their debut LP Blue Heron coming July 16th via the increasingly important Chicago indie label Sooper Records (NNAMDÏ, Sen Morimoto, KAINA). Self-described “queer country,” Blue Heron is gentle yet deeply powerful in its song writing – a series of self-spoken intimate and remarkably present moments that recalls the likes of Jason Molina, Mount Eerie, Duster, and Julie Doiron. No track is more intimate than first single “Go Slowly,” a driving song in which Levine dissociates from actual motion through the world while thinking behind the wheel.

Ready for broadcast… Jump from pop duo Pascal Dechmann and Sonna Rele

Pascal Dechmann is a talented multi-instrumentalist and producer known for his work with Fluyd, De Midlife Chris, Surf Cowboys, Neo Tokyo, Dechmann Dondlinger and BSF.

Sonna Rele is a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist who has toured with acts ranging from John Legend to Maxi Priest and collaborated with artists such as Matisyahu, Wyclef Jean and Michael Franti. She was previously signed by Ne-Yo to his record label Motown Records after he discovered her online.

Modern Prog-Rockers THE VINTAGE CARAVAN Release Third Single + Official Video for “Can’t Get You Off My Mind”

Iceland’s finest modern prog/psych export THE VINTAGE CARAVAN have just released their truly catchy third single, “Can’t Get You Off My Mind”, cut from their upcoming album, Monuments, out this Friday via Napalm Records.

With their upcoming full-length, THE VINTAGE CARAVAN have inarguably catapulted themselves to the spearhead of the genre – critically acclaimed, they have created their own modern footprint and are more than ready to share their refreshing, guitar-heavy sound with the all the disciples of the genre and the whole world.