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The Struts share new single ‘Low Key In Love’ featuring paris jackson

Produced by Tommy English, ‘Low Key in Love’ delivers everything you could ask for in an iconic rock-and-roll duet. With its dreamy backdrop of golden guitar tones and low-slung grooves, the track finds Spiller and jackson telling their tale of a tequila-soaked night and channelling the sweet frustration of trying to hide your feelings from the one you adore.

THE STRUTS share new single ‘Low Key In Love’ featuring paris jackson

Eli Gosling shares new single ‘Dead bodies filled with Bacardi’ – 16.04.21

On April 16th, Eli Gosling shares his nostalgic indie-pop offering ‘Dead bodies Filled with Bacardi’ via Goldun Egg Records. It follows previous single ‘Locked up’ rel 05.03.21 and debut EP, ‘Blue Romance’ rel 11.09.20.

Acclaimed New York Jazz R&B Artist

Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez is a singer/composer based in Brooklyn, New York. Born into a family of musicians, music was Raina’s first language and it runs deep within her veins. Rooted in Jazz and R&B, the songwriter invites us into her unique sonic world with harmonic nuance and lyrical poetry.


Rising Middle Eastern singer-songwriter Wolf Colony makes stunning inroads into 2021 with new single ‘ Hunger’, a glistening electronic pop cut which represents a stellar return from an artist who has racked up millions of streams.

Bianca Rose links up with Jake Isaac on new single ‘Skin’

Brimming with acoustic energy and raw emotion, ‘Skin’ is a candid love song that sees the duo showcase pitch-perfect vocals and rich harmonies against a backdrop of delicate, sombre guitar strings. Produced by Jake Isaac himself, it marks Bianca’s second single release of the new year, following on from the powerful ‘Monsters’, while her and Jake previously collaborated on tracks ‘Brother’ and ‘Run & Hide’.

Pendulum Release New Single ‘Come Alive’

Pendulum – one of the most iconic electronic acts of all time are back for 2021 with another massive new single – ‘Come Alive’ – is released alongside an epic new live video.

Following their first new music since the UK #1 selling album ‘Immersion’ – ‘Come Alive’ is the third new track from the Australian band, after they released the massive drum & bass anthem ‘Driver’, and stunning vocal track ‘Nothing For Free’ late last year.

Indie neo-psych-folk – New Single & Video

M.Byrd’s story starts somewhere between Amsterdam and Paris. Whilst being the tour bassist for Ilgen-Nur, M.Byrd showed the rest of the band his own demos and their reaction was what gave him the final push to focus on his solo career. Fast-forward to the end of the tour and just one single-release later the 25-year-old artist now has more than 1.5 million Spotify streams under his belt. M.Byrd swiftly forged his own path in the industry with his infectious indie neo-psych-folk sound.

OUT TODAY: Elegant Avant-pop Songstress Fifi Rong releases ‘Only Man’ video!

London-based Fifi Rong, a multi-talented avant-pop songstress, is sharing the breathtaking video for her latest single, ‘Only Man’. The singer has collaborated with the likes of Skepta (on his hugely successful UK No. 2, Mercury Prize-winning album Konnichiwa) as well as Tricky, Yello, and Phaeleh, and Emika. ‘Only Man’ is taken from her upcoming self-produced solo album, There Is A Funeral In My Heart For Every Man I Loved and the single was featured on the launch show of the Yi Jing 意境 Live Music Series. The series is designed to bring the worlds of online concerts, short films, and performance/sonic/visual art all into one reality with the aim to build a community of loyal aesthetes and avid music/art lovers.

London Punks’ OUT OF LOVE Share Confessional Lead Single ‘Hello Trouble’

Commenting on the track, front man Jack Rogers said: “I wrote this song at a point in my life where I felt like I had no control of my ‘future’ I was making countless self destructive mistakes, lying to myself and everyone close to me and I could see myself turning into someone I really did not want to be. 
Hello Trouble is a love letter and apology to everyone I have ever hurt, including myself. I finally feel like I am getting better and each day is a day where I am more proud to be myself, But getting caught up in your own head and anxieties is an easy trap to fall into.
I hope anyone struggling listens to this and feels less alone!”

Wolfe Hybrid Reveals Eclectic Single “All I Ask”

Wolfe Hybrid is the musical collaboration of songwriter/producers Jeff Wolfe (vocals) & James P. Noon (acoustic/electric guitars). Both are seasoned entertainment (Film/TV) industry veterans at the top of their respective fields. Wolfe Hybrid was formed in Los Angeles in 2019. Wolfe Hybrid plans to release a full-length LP of original songs in Spring 2021. James P. Noon is an accomplished VFX Producer known for his work at Yannix where he has worked on more than 300 Feature Film/TV projects. Jeff Wolfe is an award-winning filmmaker (and multi-hyphenate) who took home the 2014 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie” for his exemplary work on NBC’s Revolution.


Speaking about ‘Church Girl’ Laura said “I am not my story. For so long I identified as the things that happen in my life, the things I do, good or bad. I’m letting go of this mind-made ‘me’. I’m coming home to myself beyond the realm of form. I am not the thoughts in my head, or the things I achieve, or the shape of my haircut. I no longer ‘dance with the devil’ on my back. I’m basking in the light of knowing my true self, the deeper ‘I’.”


Powerhouse rock group ONE OK ROCK have shared their widely-anticipated new single “Renegades,” which the band co-wrote alongside international superstar Ed Sheeran at his hometown studio in rural England [single artwork below] Available today on all streaming platforms, “Renegades” is joined by a cinematic Toshi Atsunori directed official music video which is streaming now on Fueled By Ramen’s YouTube channel. Marking the first new music from ONE OK ROCK since the release of their chart-topping 2019 LP EYE OF THE STORM, “Renegades” will also feature as the official theme song for the upcoming Japanese film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, which is due out April 23rd.


The Armed have released their deeply anticipated ULTRAPOP LP available now via Sargent House. The album reaches the same extremities of sonic expression as the furthest depths of metal, noise, and otherwise “heavy” counterculture music subgenres but finds its foundation firmly in pop music and pop culture. it is a joyous, genderless, post-nihilist, anti-punk, razor-focused take on creating the most intense listening experience possible that has garnered early support from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, Entertainment Weekly, Paste, The Quietus, BBC, Fader and so many more–including a rabid coalition of fans who have independently crowdfunded billboards in Times Square and endlessly canvassed social media in anticipation.


In a return to making music that simply felt good, Nick Murphy revived his acclaimed Chet Faker project in October 2020 after a six-year hiatus. The culminating result is Hotel Surrender: a self-produced, self-written 10-track LP that reintroduces the swaggering bass lines and electrifying melodies that made fans fall in love with Chet Faker the world over. As the journey continues in 2021 with Hotel Surrender, sink into “Whatever Tomorrow” as another rejuvenating slice from the acclaimed project’s revival.

THE LONELY HARPS CLUB: “Dilettante” Single & Animated Video Out!

“Dilettante is a song about enjoying life and having fun with your friends, especially when you don’t fit into the narrow boxes dictated by society. It’s a humorous love letter to the wonderful group of international, artsy friends I had when I lived in Tokyo. Dilettante is an upbeat and catchy song, but quite poignant right now because we haven’t been able to socialise freely in over a year thanks to the pandemic. I think it’s appropriate that it is being released just as restrictions start to lift in my current home, the UK. The video is created by an up and coming artist and a very good friend of mine: Isabel Galwey of the Greenwood Studio. I feel the animation finishes my thoughts and captures the lighthearted, creative, and adventurous spirit of the song.”


Out of the blue and exactly one year to the day from the release of Enter Shikari’s most recent and biggest album, Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible, comes the companion collection Moratorium (Broadcasts From The Interruption).

Ashley Monroe Releases Official Video For New Single “Groove”

“This one is the one I could listen to over and over,” explains Monroe. “When Aaron Raitiere, Mikey Reaves and I wrote this, we knew it was cool. But I was hell bent on getting so many grooves in there that it was almost like a duet with me and the instruments. I had Chris Powell, Brian Allen and Zach Casebolt come in to give it so much groove, that no one could resist moving when they heard it. They slayed! I wrote this to all who like how they groove, and a tad to Nashville in the second verse. It is the ‘don’t act like you don’t see me vibes.'”


Silly Boy Blue is back with a remixes of her latest single “The Riddle” out today, April 16th. The Riddle – The Remixes EP brings together international DJs and musicians Ana (aka Silly Boy Blue) admires to rediscover the track, each artist bringing its own singular musical universe. Among the remixers are Yuksek, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, John Talabot and Caro (PC Music).

Oh the Humanity! Release LP

Happy Record Release Day to Oh the Humanity!. The Massachusetts based quintet plays a wonderful blend of technical skate-punk in the same vein as A Wilhelm Scream, No Trigger, Strike Anywhere, and Propagandhi and absolutely can hang with the best of them. Their self-titled Hellminded Records debut is available everywhere today and is a must have for fans of the genre. Stream the album on your preferred digital platform or grab the limited edition vinyl pressing from Hellminded Records.

Iyamah unveils new emotionally charged single ‘Sofa’

Masterfully combining organic instrumentation with electronic elements, ‘Sofa’ sees Iyamah’s soaring vocals take centre stage as she laments her decision to return to her ex. The song is a deeply personal account, documenting a time in her life where she was left without a home of her own, which resulted in her having to move from sofa to sofa.


“Vaudevillain” is a banger that feels like a bleeding heart. “Desperate and defiant,” it is the call of artists. Our debut single is our version of music for a vaudeville play – a place where you can be whoever you want to be, even yourself.


The new music was written and recorded over the course of the last several years at various locations including the band’s Huntington Beach, California studio. The album is the band’s third time working in collaboration with legendary rock producer Bob Rock.

“Coochie Man” YN Jay Wilds Out in “Drunk When I Made This” Single

Capable of launching a viral trend with a stray ad-lib, Flint native YN Jay is taking the internet by storm. Flashing his famous sense of humor and effortlessly fly flow, the artist known as “Coochie Man” shares “Drunk When I Made This,” a new single. With thumping drums courtesy of Jay’s frequent collaborator ENRGY, “Drunk When I Made This” finds an inebriated Jay rattling off a succession of stream-of-consciousness witticisms about his favorite topic: “You can only have me for one day like a white tee, girl/B*tch, I’m tired of going back and forth like hockey, girl/B*tch just do it for a check, she a nice girl/B*tch knew I was gonna cheat before I did, she a psychic girl.” The 22-year-old artist alternates rhymes with the expressive ad-libs that made songs like “Triple S” viral hits on TikTok and beyond. “Drunk When I Made This” is Jay’s second new song in less than seven days, following the off-kilter video single “Yeessiirrrr,” which has over 120k YouTube views since it dropped last weekend.

Alfa Mist Shares New Track “Teki” + Announces Winter UK Tour

Bring Backs marks Alfa’s first release for the label ANTI- and is also the most detailed exploration of his upbringing in musical form. The album’s nine tracks of groove-based intricacies, lyrical solipsism and meandering fragmentations are tied together by a remarkable poem written by Hilary Thomas expressing the sensuous realities of building community in a new country. Entirely written and produced by Alfa, the album was recorded in London with a core band of longtime collaborators including Jamie Leeming (guitar), Kaya Thomas-Dyke (bass and vocals) and Johnny Woodham (trumpet).

Siniestro, new video


Panamanian singer/songwriter Sofía Valdés shares a Spanish version of “Amsterdam” from her debut EP, Ventura released in February of this year. The single details the pain of wanting to be with someone when they’ve since moved on to be with someone else. Sofia’s music offers a unique quality of being relatable to anyone who has experienced heartbreak while avoiding cliche. The song begins and ends with a scratched sample of a Spanish poem, “El Mar” by Jorge Luis Borges. This paired with the kinetic hand percussion, inspired by sounds she heard growing up in Panama, beautifully displays Valdés’ musical talent.


Developing a reputation for saying what’s on her mind (and everybody else’s) out loud, she turns up with another confessionally catchy anthem. Guitar creaks underneath a sheen of cinematic production as she manically croons, “I’m sorry for being so forward, but I can’t help it.” Hitting a high register, she launches into breathless vocal delivery on the hook as she proclaims, “Love sucks, but not as much as being this alone.” The track illuminates her uncanny ability to transform raw emotion into quotable bops.


Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Bino Rideaux remembers a time when his dream seemed impossible. “I wanted to prove everybody wrong, when nobody believed.” At 27, the Los Angeles rapper is a case study in the hustle, grinding on his own and acquiring cosigns from some of the biggest names on his coast.


dodie today shares her searing new single “I Kissed Someone (It Wasn’t You),” the latest track to be lifted from her forthcoming debut album Build A Problem which is now due for release 7 May via her label doddleoddle. The new single follows “Hate Myself”, which premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World and was playlisted at Radio 1. “‘I Kissed Someone (It Wasn’t You)’ is set in the aftermath of a newly-single person’s messy night out,” explains dodie. “It’s the feeling of trying to patch over a broken, lonely heart by indulging in a revenge fantasy of promiscuity – sadly only resulting in feeling lost, lonelier and shameful. I wrote the song to take place in a drunken, dark mindset – teetering on the edge of sinking deep into the bad thoughts that alcohol can amplify, before snapping back in the verses to a slightly more grounded, but still sad, place.”