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New Music: LonelyTwin’s Astral “If I Know Myself” (Ultra Music)

The single is the first hint of what else is in store for LonelyTwin’s debut album due this summer: a genre-blurring combination of inventive trip-hop, smart indie pop, and evocative electronic folk that subtly slides between blue mood and hard-earned joy. Though LonelyTwin is new and evokes longing (Madelene herself being a Gemini), it builds on Eliasson’s past lives in music: working for others as half of the pop songwriting/production team MAD FUN (Le Youth, SHY Martin), teaming up with Jonathan Olofsson as Jo&Me for blog-approved cover of Drake’s “Too Good” along with recent solo releases of “My Heart” and a remix of MGMT’s “Electric Feel” (1.6M+ Spotify streams).

US prog metal band Intentional Trainwreck release Single/Video for “Basilisk’s Gaze”

Pete Lesko – Vocals, guitars, says: “This one is a bit more of a lighthearted track focused on playing D&D. It was one of the earliest adventures I played with my current DM, where I played a lizard folk druid that was hunting basilisks. There are a couple of other various incidents that have happened at other games that I worked into the chorus too. At one particular game, someone rolled a twenty sided die, a regular occurrence in the game, and rolled a 20, considered the best roll. Immediately after the die stopped rolling, I guess the chair just felt like giving up that day and the whole thing just completely split apart out from underneath him. He felt like it was the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to him in his entire life but for me I just couldn’t stop laughing. I thought it would be fun to include that in the song.”

Belle Tower shares new album “tend to” + focus track ‘Fear’

Belle Tower is the lo-fi indie folk rock project of Tiohtià:ke/Montreal + Xwilkway/Halfmoon Bay based artist Isabella Harned. Belle Tower writes songs about growth whose lyrical content reflects the heavy processes of pain and healing, but the ethereal vocals, dreamy guitar lines, and layered instrumentation deliver songs that have a certain sonic lightness to them.

First In Flight x Release of “SKELETONS”

They have created an 80’s fueled dance-rock sound that empowers you to face your fears. Imagine if Cobra Starship and IDKHOW got into a bar fight. That sound. The sweetness of cotton candy in the middle of a mosh pit. They create music for those looking for an escape, seeking independence, and craving change. Through four years, they’ve released their EP “Dalliance”, and multiple follow-up singles including “It’s Cool” which has over 750K streams.

PREMIERE: First In Flight’s New Single, “Skeletons”

Streaming Now! Ottawa AS WE SUFFER’s Debut Full-Length “The Fallen Pillars”

As We Suffer is an amalgamation of several heavy subgenres rolled into one. Hovering between metalcore, punk, hardcore, groove metal, and a tinge of melodic hard rock, the band takes listeners on a journey through each track. The track listing for the album was selected with diversity in mind, with each song standing out in contrast to the last.

Album Premiere: As We Suffer – ‘The Fallen Pillars’

Molly Burman Shares New Track “everytime” || Announces Debut EP ‘Fool Me With Flattery’ Due Out 8/20 On Prolifica Inc.

Effortlessly melodic and gutsy, Molly has the following to say about the themes behind it: “‘Everytime’ is about my sad excuse for a love life. I used to be so obsessed with dating and getting validation from guys, but they just kept ghosting me. It got to a point where I realized I needed to accept that I was going to be on my own for a while and might as well start loving my own company. It’s like a sort of love letter to myself, always there to remind me that I am enough and I am exactly what I want.” – photo credit: Dora Paphides

Artist: Andrea Pizzo – Track: Road To Universe

Andrea Pizzo was born in Albenga (SV) in 1977. He grew-up close to nature and has always been interested in science and astronomy. He likes watching science-fiction movies but his greatest passion is music. He loves singing. He graduated in physics from University of Genova and he works as a software engineer. Raffaella Turbino was born in Chiavari (GE) in 1977. She spent her childhood near the seaside where she developed her passion for adventures and exploration. She loves open air sports, simple life and nature. She also loves reading, writing, drawing and handmade creations. She graduated in Humanities from University of Genova and works as a teacher. Andrea and Raffaella are married and live in Genova with their daughter.

BRS Kash and Toosii Reveal Their Affectionate Side For “Feel Better” Video – Out Now

Today marks the release of Atlanta native singer, songwriter, and rapper BRS Kash and New York singer/rapper Toosii’s sensual video to their hit-track “Feel Better” off mixtape Kash Only. On the melodic track, Kash slows down his signature up-tempo sound – together they tap into their emotions sharing their feelings on their loved ones over gloomy guitar cords. In the video directed by Caleb Seales, we get a glimpse inside of Kash’s romantic relationship.

Wilder. Sign with Rude Records and Premiere High-Energy New Single “Oh No” With The Noise

“Sometimes a fresh start is really what you need,” shares the band. “‘Oh No’ really embodies the path to how Wilder. came to be. Like our other songs, it has colorful, bright instrumentals that mask very honest, vulnerable lyrics, like ‘I got what I want/still kinda feel lost.’ This is just a small insight to an internal struggle of starting something new, yet not really knowing the outcome of what this new endeavor will bring us. But man, we are stoked. Let’s get wild.”

[New Single] Pete Twist ft. ETO, Mav & DJ TMB “Business Strictly”

Brad Sucks Shares “A Little Distance” Via Under The Radar, ‘A New Low in Hi-Fi’ LP Out June 10th

Today, Canadian indie-rocker Brad Sucks shares “A Little Distance,” a darker track that glows with introspective ruminations tinged with hope. A New Low In Hi-Fi is Brad’s first album in nearly a decade and will be out June 10th. Reflecting Brad’s ingenuity and devoted fanbase, the album’s physical release is entirely crowdfunded and includes cassettes, CDs, and 12″ vinyl records.


The album was accompanied by a feature-length companion film envisioned by Maroney and longtime creative collaborator Joey Brodnax – with each song on the album bearing its own cinematic accompaniment. Watch Sunflower: The Visual Album here. The visual album includes the previously released standalone videos “Deep Sea Diver”, “Freeway”, “It’s Still Cool If You Don’t”, “Sinkin”, “Bottle Rocket”, and “Why” – which was just unveiled last week.


The video for “La La” sees Davido as captain of his soccer team 30BG playing against Boyfriend FC, a rival team headed by CKay, competing to win the Championship Final. Throughout the game, Davido is distracted by a mysterious, beautiful woman which only he can see. The visual is jam-packed with cameos from a host of Nigerian celebrities, including a special guest appearance from African football icon Jay Jay Okocha who plays the role of his team coach.

Enumclaw (Tacoma, WA) share “Cents” single + video via THE FADER!

About the song, lead-singer & guitarist Aramis Johnson shares: “Cents is a song about how fast things can stop making sense. I wrote the song this past summer after hanging out with some friends I don’t see that often, reflecting on how fast things changed between us all. For the video, I wanted to put together something that played on the song in a way that doesn’t really make sense, like most action films.”

Lil Skies taps Zhavia Ward on new track “My Baby” + announces deluxe album

The single follows the January release of Skies acclaimed sophomore album “Unbothered” which will be getting a deluxe treatment, to be released May 14,2021. “Unbothered” (Deluxe) will feature never-before-heard tracks as well as the original album track list, including streaming giants “Havin’ My Way,” “On Sight” and “Riot”, which have garnered more than 267M global streams.

Texas Trapper Wacotron Salutes the Streets in the “Hold Up” Video

Mixing witty punchlines with perarls of street wisdom, Texas rapper Wacotron always speaks the truth. Coming through a down-and-dirty video for a bass-heavy banger, Wacotron shares the video for “Hold Up.” Riding a menacing instrumental that evokes a trapified version of the theme from Jaws, the Steezefield of 808 Mafia-produced “Hold Up” is an unapologetically raw anthem. Wacotron rocks a locked-in 2-step flow as he warns possible steppers about the grave consequences of their actions: Who dat is hating, tell that n***** fall in line/Big facts I’m the truth but you gon’ listen to them lies/Lost my partner to these streets ’cause they ain’t wanna see him shine/And when my daughter at the park, the only time I let it slide .” In the video, directed by Donthypeme, Wacotron posts up in South Waco with his loyal crew, turning heads in his Dodgers jersey and clean white sneakers as he lords over his neighborhood like a king. “Hold Up” is the latest in a line of high quality videos from Smokin Texas, Wacotron’s debut project, immediately following the turnt-up video for the Marshmello-produced “Hole In A Cup.”

chickpee shares “would you like some tea?”

Italian solo recording project chickpee shares her latest single “would you like some tea” off her upcoming record, IMPORTED.

“would you like some tea?” is bedroom pop bop filled with ear candy melodies and catchy hooks that won’t leave your head after you listen to them. Sugary and sweet, Chiara D’Anzieri’s vocals dissolve into a rich lo-fi undercurrent of synth, piano, and Clairo-esque Stratocaster riffs. Warm and uplifting, chickpee’s DIY bubblegum pop love song will have you dancing in no time.


The visual reflects her larger-than-life leveled-up energy. Donning a couture black gown with wings, she performs above two rows of violinists as the clip intercuts tripped-out otherworldly vignettes with performance footage. It spotlights her undeniable charisma, show-stopping dance moves and singular aesthetic.

TELOCH VOVIN: Decibel Magazine Premieres “A Dirge To The Death Ov Life, Love And Hope” Video

New York City-based ritualistic black metal coven TELOCH VOVIN re-emerged in 2020 following major personnel shifts which resulted in an almost entirely new lineup. The collective has been diligently working on new material throughout 2020, issuing two new singles – “The Rite Ov The Harvest Pt 1: The Rite Ov The Reapers Blade” and “A Dirge To The Death Ov Life, Love And Hope.”

Video Premiere: Teloch Vovin – “A Dirge To The Death Ov Life, Love And Hope”


24-year-old Nigerian rising star Odunsi (The Engine) releases the music video for his track “Fuji 5000.” Watch HERE. The video is directed by Odunsi and presented by A Candles Production. Odunsi is currently working on new music and excited to release his upcoming album later this year.

International artist MERLIN new single “Code Blue”

International artist MERLIN declares this summer the Summer of Confidence in her new single “Code Blue.” The upbeat dance track celebrates the beautiful chaos of a multidimensional woman. She makes no apology for her complexities and contradictions – she values herself and knows her worth, and no one will convince her otherwise.


“‘Late Nights’ is a temporary pause from my typical sad songs,” explains Rhett Repko. “It’s about spending nights with your best friend that you’re either falling in love with or already in love with. It has an innocent quality to it, where you’re just being real and living in the moment with that person.”

Machine Gun Kelly Returns With Egdy Anthem “Love race” Featuring Kellin Quinn

After his impressive showing, Machine Gun Kelly announced his Fall 2021 “Tickets to My Downfall” US Tour. Slated to begin September 9th in Minneapolis, Minnesota at The Armory, his 28-city trek will include stops in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Denver. For the tour’s finale, MGK will perform in his hometown of Ohio at the city’s largest venue, The Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.


In true Ebhoni fashion she creatively jacks PartyNextDoor’s “Break From Toronto” while sampling Miguel’s “Girl With The Tattoo” produced by Alexay Beats as she showcases her strength and proving that bad gyals don’t cry. Directed by Dilwood Media, the minimalistic visual showcases Ebhoni in her purest form as she commands attention and owns her emotions.

Christian Sparacio Shares “I Melt With You” Video Via Under The Radar

Today, New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Christian Sparacio shares the music video for his cover of “I Melt With You,” the timeless alt-classic from Modern English. Stripping back the song, his rendition is an invitation into the warmth and shelter of his homegrown sound. Under The Radar premiered the video, praising how “Christian’s honeyed vocals, the subtle bass groove, and stripped-back instrumentation all work to wrest genuine emotion from the song’s iconic melodies, hitting their high point with a soaring climactic trumpet solo.”

Dawson Fuss Drops New Music Video for “Hey You”

Dawson makes his directorial debut with the cinematic companion to the indie-pop single. A blend of vignettes and silhouettes expertly captures the heartbreak conveyed in track.

The indie-pop track is a stellar debut from the budding indie-pop musician who is already carving out his own lane in the genre.

Pentral’s Forthcoming Album ‘What Lies Ahead Of Us’

Passionate about environmental protection, equality and the fight against racism, their music and lyrics reflect their beliefs, with the band seeing music as a powerful and positive way of changing the world for the better and their album, What Lies Ahead of Us is a concept album exploring the fractious relationships between people from different backgrounds and cultures and ultimately Mankind’s war against nature itself.

Brisbane’s McDermott & North return with new single ‘Georgia’

Between songwriters Patrick McDermott and Rhys North, there exists a natural and organic creative dynamic and partnership. Together, their work as McDermott & North has already brought them praise from Australian and international industry alike and as they progress throughout 2021, the duo are continuing to step things up.

Today, they share their new single ‘Georgia’, a perfect follow on from their February release, ‘Ally’. With ‘Georgia’, McDermott & North produce their most galvanised release to date. Blending together pop, indie and roots influences, ‘Georgia’ is McDermott & North at their best.


The seductive and steamy visuals show Blxst and Russ singing to their respective love interests, treating them to the finer things in life after they’ve been hurt time and time again. Led by a rhythmic flurry of guitar chord progressions, the R&B-driven production highlights the chemistry between both artists while giving each of them the space to flex their slick lyricism and soulful melodies.

Pixel Grip tap trans icon MONĀE on “Demon Chaser”, new video on Paper Mag; ‘ARENA’ LP out 5/21 on Feeltrip Records

“Being in an audience of freaks, queers, fetish people, all in the same room sweating together, and we all knew our purpose, and we were manic and arrogant,” Pixel Grip vocalist Rita Lukea says.


Chalk Portraits, the ambient solo project of Metal Injection’s Greg Kennelty, has released “Memory IV”, from his upcoming album “Memory” via Next Mosh.

Greg commented “‘Memory IV’ was the track that took the longest to write for Memory. I couldn’t really figure out where I wanted to go with it, but then once I heard the 3-against-4 interplay between the bass synth and the arpeggiator, it came together pretty quick! I really love this song, that constant push and pull with a very ghostly-sounding melody in the background.”

Funk Legends CRACK OF DAWN Have “Gotta Find A Way” in New Single

Featuring the same signature velvet-funk tones that have made them Canada’s most celebrated soul act for 40 years and running, this latest delivery from Crack of Dawn teems with that craft so finely tuned, it still has audiences moving the seat of their pants.


Book of Wyrms have just released their song “Hollergoblin”. The track is taken from their album Occult New Age which is out on May 7th 2021.

Bassist Jay Lindsey commented “Hollergoblin is about a time Sarah and I were driving in a mountain forest and took a shortcut the phone suggested. The road kept getting smaller and less paved, and the woods were closing in on us so we couldn’t turn around. It was becoming pretty obvious that we shouldn’t be there, and then the road was completely blocked by pickup trucks as it went into an unpaved hollow. We knew we shouldn’t be there but couldn’t turn around and so the song is just about that creeping paranoia of feeling like a hostile presence is watching you”

Tim Kile (Founding Member of Arcade Fire, Wild Light) Debuts Solo Album,

Tim Kile’s debut solo album has been a long time coming. The Austin singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is set to release These Things Are Being Gathered for the Fire, and the path that got him to this moment has been as typically long and winding as one would expect from an independent musician.

Listen here!

Scottish-Egyptian TikTok phenomenon Adum drops his new soulful single ‘What Are The Odds’

What Are The Odds, second single from Adum, Scottish-Egyptian r&b-pop artist, is out 30 April. His debut single Help Myself streamed over 100K in the first week after the release. With over 250K followers on TikTok, Adum has gained traction outside of social media by busking on the streets of London which in turn gained the attention of Ed Sheeran among other people passing by. Adum pours his life experiences and feelings into his music in hopes to make a positive impact on the world and everyone in it.

Radio Hotness! Spice ft. Shaggy and Sean Paul – Go Down Deh!

Produced by Grammy Award nominee, Costi Ionita and Shaggy and written by Spice, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Costi and Shane Hoosong, “Go Down Deh” – the rhythmically pulsating earworm – brings together this iconic Jamaican trio for an unprecedented collaboration set to take summer by storm.

The Terrifying Lows unveils haunting new single Belladonna

The Terrifying Lows is the solo project of Melbourne based artist, producer and Gamilaroi man Tyler Millott. The new single ‘Belladonna’ is lifted from his self-titled debut album due out later this year. This song is also the first track produced and recorded by Millott where he worked out of a variety of Melbourne studios, before it made its way to Nashville with Kyle Dreaden (Bre Kennedy) mixing the final cut, and mastered by Joe Carra (POND) at Crystal Mastering.