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Heavy Feather release “Mountain of Sugar” album

When Heavy Feather’s first album “Débris & Rubble” (2019) was released, it became praised by both press and audience; taking the band out to tour Europe. Now it ́s time for their second album, “Mountain of sugar”; an even rawer, heavier, and harder release than the previous one, still with the root rock and psychedelic touch at the very core.

Mr.Chicken “Never Could” New Single! Rostrum Records


Lynne Taylor Donovan released her much-anticipated new single Tennessee Whiskey to radio April 2. The song was recorded under strict Covid protocols using masks, social distancing and sanitizers.

The vocals were recorded over two days. Each artist had their own mic and no two artists were in the booth at the same time. It was quite a challenge but the session went very well.

Tennessee Whiskey was released in Europe on HOTDISC. It will be released to North America and Australia on April 15.

It is now available from all of the download and streaming providers.

NOTHING NOBLE present groovy second single ‘Eternal Change’

Copenhagen-based progressive metalcore outfit NOTHING NOBLE provide neck-breaking, bouncy grooves that grow ever heavier and darker with every frustrated yell and growl from the gut of vocalist Cornelius Qvist. Following up on their first single ‘Bond of Blood’ which featured Brendan Murphy of COUNTERPARTS/END, they now present their energetic second single ‘Eternal Change’ – watch the music video above.

Andreas Moe releases new single ‘Hey Lulu’

Regarding the song Andreas says, “‘Hey Lulu’ is a song about the best kind of friendship. Regardless of the circumstances, distance, of time, you will always be there for them – no matter what. You will always do your best to listen without judgement, to encourage and show them that they are loved and appreciated in a permanent way. This friendship in the song is with a girl called Lulu… I think we all have at least one Lulu in our life who we feel deserves more and can achieve more with the right kind of love and support.”

OUT TODAY: Emilie Adams returns with “Play God” (FFO Banks, Lorde)

After taking a step back from music to focus on her studies and to refine her voice as a songwriter, British-Norwegian artist Emilie Adams is back with a bang on stunning new single “Play God”. It’s out today via Sony Music.

23-year-old Emilie has just completed a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, having written her dissertation on psychopaths and serial killers, and some of that darkness has seeped into the incredible and electrically atmospheric new music she’s currently writing.


Viewed through a prism of success, it’s easy to forget that established artists experience the same challenges as the rest of us. Alice Merton achieved so much in the first chapter of her career: her breakthrough track ‘No Roots’ topped the Billboardrock chart, exceeded 400 million streams and shot to the Top 10 all across Europe. Such was Alice’s impact that she was even invited to become a judge on the German edition of ‘The Voice’ and has now had over 620 million streams across tracks.

Cande y Paulo Announce Debut Album and Out Today, ‘Tuyo’ (Netflix’s Narcos Theme Song)

Cande y Paulo, the Argentinian duo who caught the attention of the world when a performance of ‘Barro Tal Vez’, an achingly intense but minimalist Argentine rock classic went viral on YouTube amassing over 12 million views, today announce their debut. The self-titled album will be released on June 4th through the iconic Decca Records.

Alice Pisano releases brand new single ‘Seventeen’

Italian born, London-based singer-songwriter Alice Pisano has released her brand new single ‘Seventeen’. The track has been released with great early support from Spotify, featuring in the New Music Friday playlists of Greece and Italy today.

BEN FOSKETT Releases Debut Solo Album + Watch The Video For New Single ‘Pile Of Books’

France-based composer and arranger BEN FOSKETT is pleased to share the video for his new single ‘Pile Of Books’ which is out now on all good DSPs.

The single is the last to be taken from his debut solo album, Songs of Searching, which is out now. Foskett’s original, avant-garde official videos for previous singles ‘Believe Me’ and ‘Crossed Out Lovers’ have racked up over 50k views to date on YouTube.

Kent-based alt-rockers Dohny Jep release music video for latest single Fade

Kent-based alternative-rock four-piece Dohny Jep began as a duo in early 2019, with Stuart and Pete deciding to create something unlike anything either of them had done before in previous bands and projects. With their unique video concepts and mesh of pop-synth melodies and rock guitars, they did just that. Fast forward one year and with an additional two members in tow, the group self-released their much celebrated debut album L.U.S.T in July 2020.

New Release: Dada Pop Release Funky Electro Pop Track ‘The Night Away’

‘The Night Away’ blends glistening synths and funk-filled vocals for a song with a message aimed at a generation that are caught in a consumerist loop. Dada Popare made up of highly trained musicians Noah Gold and Urban Ghost, inspired by the avant-garde art movement of dada-ism, Dada Pop fuses multiple stylistic forms spanning visual, literary, and sound media into its own unique expression.

ADE – Shares euphoric electro-clash single ‘Another Weekend’ | Debut album ‘Midnight Pizza’ out 23rd April

A masterclass of euphoric electro-clash, “Another Weekend” ticks like a techno-fied clock, running down the seconds of the working week with exponential pace. Pumped-up on heady mix of Big-Beat primed production, lopsided synths loops and kick-drum powered rhythms, it offers a playful new cut of the fast approaching debut album: ‘Midnight Pizza’.


The ‘Moneysutra EP’ which drops today and features a host of impressive guests, is Cash’s most accomplished work to date – confidently building on the groundwork laid on last full release ‘¥€$’. Lead single ‘ZUCCENBERG feat. Diplo and $uicideboy$’ which dropped April 2nd, shot straight to the top of the iTunes Hip Hop charts around the globe and shows Tommy to be the musical force he always has been. The remaining EP features an incredible range of friends and cohorts including TeamSESH founder BONES, Houston trapper RiFF RAFF and lauded Russian rapper ELDZHEY who closes the EP with a collaboration on ‘NALIK’.

JAEL – ‘Half As Much’

Representing real and relatable feelings of a couple wanting to be together and loving each other’s company, but not wanting to label their relationship as they crave space and time, the eleven track project follows a strong theme of love throughout, with the lead single perfectly continuing the narrative in a smooth visual.

My Glass World: Release first single / video from forthcoming new album – ‘On The Ground’ is available today

My Glass World is the long term project of Jamie Telford, who has played with The Jam, Richard Strange and more, as well as composing both Classical and Film music. Lately he’s written the music for a new film released in May called ‘I’m Not In Love’ featuring arrangements of Purcell and Chopin. Both film music and album were recorded with the assistance of Sean Read. The new album was largely written and recorded remotely from Scotland, and features a wide variety of musicians. The tracks were then compiled and mixed in Sean’s “Famous Times” studio in Clapton.

Thee More Shallows drop fizzy indie-pop ‘Drinking Tang’

The catchy warped acoustic melodies of ‘Drinking Tang’ expand into bubbly synths and ice-cream sweet reflective heart-tugging goodness. It is a playful melting pot of genres and emotions that reflect-back on Dee’s religious upbringing. More info below.

Snasen (Norway, techno/post-rock/beats/electronica) – ‘The Eyes The Eyes’ – New single out now!

SNASEN’s unique sound might nod to dub, hip hop, post-rock and techno, but that’s only within his already organic, textured, signature style. Using a mix of acoustic and electronic instruments, he creates a layered sound in which new treasures are revealed with each listen. Many of his new album’s tracks are centred around an old metallophone, found in an abandoned school building: never content with stock sounds, SNASEN records and manipulates each frequency, finding ways to make them float organically into his own universe.

Graham Costello shares new single “Impetu” | New album “Second Lives” out 7th May via Gearbox Records

Today, Glasgow-based drummer and composer Graham Costello has announced his new single “Impetu”. The single is taken from Graham’s much-anticipated album “Second Lives”, which features his ensemble STRATA, and is due out 7th May via London analogue specialists Gearbox Records.

Rising Seattle star Ayron Jones announces debut album out May 21st

Doubling down on his uniqueness with music that harkens back to his beginnings, Jones explains the title, “Having faced the abandonment I did as a child, and how that affected me in life, is really what this album is about. It’s the triumph of overcoming all of that and still being that person. I’m the same kid looking for his parents, that longed for the love and support.”

Miller Blue returns with dreamy new single ‘Blush’

A hazy, sincere love song, ‘Blush’ catches the East London artist’s romantic side as he serenades the person closest to him amidst sparse, jangly guitar riffs and a chorus layered with harmonies and synths. It follows last month’s ‘Me, Myself & I’, with both tracks set to feature on Miller’s forthcoming project The Tree Of Tenéré, out later this year.

Sir Elton John approved Benedict Cork – “All My Famous Friends”

WIth hypnotic vocals and wistful piano chords, Benedict possesses a refreshing sense of emotional openness in this new heartfelt track, as he outlines the dystopian nature of our digital world. His penchant for penning songs inspired by real life experiences has seen him amass over 10 million streams across DSP’s, as well as being dubbed as “sensational, a name to look out for” by Sir Elton John.

Gilligan Moss unveil anticipated self-titled debut album

Gilligan Moss have dropped their hotly anticipated, self-titled debut album, out April 9th on Foreign Family Collective.

Recorded over the course of three years in a handful of different locations, Gilligan Moss combines the duo’s love of seventies records and dance music – both modern and early.

LAPÊCHE’s new album ‘Blood In The Water’ is out today on New Granada Records!

Blood In The Water, the second album by New York’s LAPÊCHE, walks the line between nature and nurture, objective reality and subjective perspective, joy and pain, suffering and hope, and addiction and sobriety.

Out Now: Luca Firth shares debut alt-folk gem ‘Wings’ (Fri 9th April)

Recorded in isolation whilst by himself in his student halls of a covid-stricken Exeter University, Luca found himself with an abundance of inspiration and a lack of resources, he began to rearrange, record and mix songs he had written in the summer of 2020, inspired by a trip to his grandparents hometown in Italy during the fleeting break in lockdown. Armed with just a laptop, a microphone and a couple of guitars, and often using furniture as makeshift instruments to conjure up percussive soundscapes.

Minus Gravity reveal new music video for heartfelt song ‘Forever’

Taken from Mood Music 1, the trio’s sprawling, 25-track album released earlier this year, ‘Forever’ is a sombre, emotionally charged track that sees the trio trade soaring, heartfelt vocals amidst sparse acoustic guitar plucks. The accompanying official video, composed of footage from Minus Gravity member Apollo’s sister’s wedding, perfectly captures the raw emotion of the track. Their upcoming album, Mood Music 2, is also out at the end of the month.

Charlotte Spiral share new video for Dan Carey produced track ‘Out Of Here’

Today, dark-alt pop duo Charlotte Spiral share the video for their latest single ‘Out of Here’ directed by Thomas James (Honeyblood, Ghostpoet, Paloma Faith, etc), and release their evocative new EP, New Light. Confronting and examining loss, escapism, dissatisfaction and comparing oneself; the duo teamed up with Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey (Kae Tempest, Bat For Lashes, Sia) for production on the EP. The band impressed with their debut EP Ideal Life in February 2020, garnering widespread critical acclaim, a Union Chapel show in support of Alice Boman, a Rough Trade Recommends showcase, and support from BBC 6 Music.


Hot Breath is back and will release their debut studio album “Rubbery Lips” during the spring of 2021. With a foundation built on dirty riffing, memorable hooks, and a nononsense attitude, the new album contains 10 tracks of energetic and catchy garage rock ‘n’ roll. With their minds firmly set on releasing nothing but killers, Hot Breath has pushed themselves into perfecting the sound that they presented on their 2019 self-titled EP. The result is a straight-shooting album, guaranteed to twist your hips.


The MONEYSUTRA EP features a host of impressive guests, and is Cash’s most accomplished work to date – confidently building on the groundwork laid on last full release ¥€$. The lead single “ZUCCENBERG feat. Diplo and $uicide Boy$” which dropped April 2nd, shot straight to the top of the iTunes Hip Hop charts around the globe and shows Tommy to be the musical force he always has been. The remaining EP features an incredible range of friends and cohorts including TeamSESH founder BONES, Houston trapper RiFF RAFF and lauded Russian rapper ELDZHEY who closes the EP with a collaboration on “NALIK”.

Mother Mother reveal emotional fan-sourced video for ‘I Got Love’

Vancouver’s alt-rock giants MOTHER MOTHER have unveiled the official video for their new single ‘I Got Love’. The video is comprised of clips selected from nearly four thousand fan-made submissions over the course of a weeklong contest and features a moment sure to move viewers to tears.

Amalie Bryde refuses to conform on new jazz-tinged single ‘NO’

The latest in a string of releases that point to Amalie’s forthcoming EP which is set to drop in May, ‘NO’ sees the London based singer-songwriter celebrate her true self as she shuns conformity. Delivered in her dynamic style that shifts between confident crooner tones and ethereal vocal displays, ‘NO’ is a fierce statement that’s full of expressionism. Catchy guitar riffs and alluring finger snaps create a jazz-tinged backdrop for Amalie’s frank lyrics, before her defiant cries of ‘NO’ are echoed as she reinforces her individualism by declaring ‘I never wanted the same…I never want to explain’.

Just released – Rusty Gear’s new “West Branch Fog” video

Just announced – Roots Music Report moves Rusty Gear’s new EP “What We Believe to number 22 on their Top 50 Americana Country Chart. Up from number 29 last week. The steady growth continues to reveal that the spins have begun as the EP is curated and added to music libraries in both North America and offshore as well.

LUCID SINS: watch new video “Sun and the Moon” on It’s Psychedelic Baby Mag!

Scottish 70s psych and prog rock goldsmiths LUCID SINS release their gripping and philosophical new video for “Sun and the Moon”, the second single from their hotly anticipated new album ‘Cursed!’ on Totem Cat Records. Embrace the full cycle of life, watch “Sun and the Moon” via It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine!

‘Sun & the Moon’ by Lucid Sins

THE LATHUMS release ‘Oh My Love’ a song of hope from a place of teen anguish…

Incomparable and unassailable, the unassuming, poetic masters of jangle-ska-whatever-it’s-called from the overlooked outskirts of Greater Manchester last week announced they would take to the stages of Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom and London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town as part of an expanded and upgraded, 21-date headline UK Tour this autumn and winter. Oh My Love is the serotonin hit to prove just how they’ve got there.


Scorpion Kings (DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small) have created something wholly unique on their multi lingual collaborative album with Afro-pop maverick and entrepreneur, TRESOR. Out today, Friday 9th April, Rumble In The Jungle is a 14-track anthemic amapiano experience that features singles ‘Funu’ and ‘Fola Sade’.

NEW MUSIC – Dance Lessons ‘Just Chemistry’, 9.04.2021 (The Fader, Complex, TLOBF)

Just Chemistry (rel 9.04.21) is the third single from Dance Lessons, a London-based, female-fronted and produced trio, creating what they define as Serrated Pop. It follows the successful launch of two domineering releases SMABTO (10.04.20) and New Job (19.06.20). With only two singles under their belts, Dance Lessons have already received praise from the likes of The Fader, The Line Of Best Fit, Complex, EARMILK and Record Of The Day.