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Introducing > Senso > on Copenhagen’s Petrola80 & Opal Tapes > new single ‘Always On My iPhone’ out today > Listen Here

Senso, fronted by Danish singer Jens Konrad, is an avant-pop maelstrom of dark emotion and satirical humour. Combining earworm melody jacked fresh from 1985, tracked alongside elements from grandiose rock, trap bombast, kawaii breakbeats and contemporary electronics. Utterly unique, think Tears for Fears fronting a new sad boi vibe all too concerned with the current socio-political jigsaw puzzle. Nobody wants to rule the world.

At The Gates Release First Single “Spectre of Extinction” Off ‘The Nightmare of Being’ Today

Tomas Lindberg Redant states, “It is always very hard to choose which song to release to the public first, especially with this album having so many layers and textures. We did feel, however, that this, the opening track of the record, represented the overall feel of the album. It has the musical depths that you would expect from an AT THE GATES track, and still carries that intensity and urgency that we have always tried to get across with our music.

Mental Health & Inner Demons – Pop/Rock New Single Inbox

RAGS AND RICHES are an adrenalized, American pop-rock band hailing from Lexington, Kentucky. Formed in 2017, the band features brothers Tanner & Peyton Whitt. Over the last four years, the band has discovered their unique sound, identity and aesthetic.

Fantastic Negrito writes Oakland Roots soccer team’s official anthem

The Roots’ purpose is “to harness the magic of Oakland and the power of sport as a force for social good,” and few artists encapsulate the magic of the town more than Fantastic Negrito, whose latest album Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? won him his third “Best Contemporary Blues Album” award at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in March 2021.

phonewifey returns with their poppiest material to date on ‘OOPS/OUCH’

In contrast with their Emo-rap & EDM inspired two-track ‘want u/that was low’ from earlier this year, phonewifey returns with their poppiest material to date with ‘OOPS/OUCH’. ‘OOPS’ is a flirty, bubblegum coated pop track featuring frequent collaborator Kakoushka. By contrast ‘OUCH’ hits a more emotional tone, taking the form of an 80’s inspired synth-pop ballad but with phonewifey’s trademark bright and heavy percussion and synths.

Latino artist Joey Salinas Releases “Wonderland”

Joey Salinas’ “Wonderland” is a soft and ethereal pop song with a tropical vibe, about a new love as it blossoms and flourishes. “I wrote and produced ‘Wonderland’ because I love love,” Salinas explains from his LA home. “It’s a great feeling to have and a wonderful state of mind to be in.”

Junaco mix dreams and everyday subtleties in buzzy single “Dazed” drawing inspo from The Beatles, Amo Amo and Sam Evian

Following the recent singles “Weight Of The World” and “Blue Room,” Junaco have welcomed fans into a captivating 360 degree universe that’s filled with warmth, light, and feels like a mixture of home and a vacation at the same time. It’s all part of a bigger picture installation, combining music and art together fully with the release of a new EP this summer. As fans will notice in the sharing of in-motion artwork on their instagram, Junaco is unveiling an all encompassing audio-visual ‘home away from home’ for their audience.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Roulette – Life Will Go On

Roulette is back with a new single following up the successful album release “Now!”. The new track “Life Will Go On” has a special meaning for the band and more music will come under 2021.

Toronto’s Pressa Recruits Coi Leray for the Street-Savvy “Attachments”

Known for his distinct delivery and detailed street stories, Toronto native Pressa is making waves in his home country and beyond. Connecting with one of the game’s hottest rappers, the 24-year-old artist recruits Coi Leray for “Attachments,” his latest release. A buzzing single with over 12 million streams and a Gold certification in Canada, “Attachments” finds Pressa recounting harrowing experiences of growing up in Toronto’s Driftwood neighborhood, touching on drug deals gone wrong and friends who wind up dead or in prison.


For “The Way You Felt,” Alec reteamed with producers Sir Nolan and Aaron Z—who were behind his double-platinum breakout “Let Me Down Slowly”—and joined forces with co-writer RØMANS for the first time. On the track, neon keys wrap around a rousing beat as his voice dances over the hummable hook punctuated by flashes of his hypnotic high register. Lyrically, he delves into the pervasive isolation and deep sadness brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. –


“Closer” follows Sonny’s smash collaboration with Diplo “Turn Back Time,” which has racked up over 50 million streams in just six months. Sonny also just announced a handful of co-hosted UK festival shows with Gorgon City branded Back To Love, which will take place in London and Bristol, selling 18,000 tickets across the three dates. This precedes Sonny’s solo headline tour later this year, which includes a Printworks London date that sold out in just 24 hours.

Sonny Fodera & Just Kiddin’ team up with Lilly Ahlberg on ‘Closer’ : Listen

Out Today! Genre-defying Edmonton artist VISSIA releases With Pleasure LP on Hurry Hard Records (Download included)

VISSIA’s singer-songwriter eye for detail anchors [With Pleasure’s] range of styles in vivid lyrical strokes. [8/10]

Bringing ’80s-pop onto the modern day dance floor, VISSIA’s new single “On My Mind” is a celebration of the timeless excitement of the late nights spent at a club with friends amongst strangers.

Brimming with infectious energy at the edges of the music scene, VISSIA’s unique brand of sunshine-fuelled alt-pop demands to be listened to… the very sound of a woman taking absolutely nothing for granted.


“Shit Crazy (Feat. Big 30)” follows Gucci Mane’s surprise release of his first-ever greatest hits collection: TRAP GOD CLASSICS: I AM MY ONLY COMPETITION. TRAP GOD CLASSICS: I AM MY ONLY COMPETITION compiles 28 of Gucci Mane’s biggest tracks and worldwide fan favorites, including such smashes as the 4x RIAA platinum certified “I Get The Bag (Feat. Migos),” the 3x platinum “Both (Feat. Drake),” and the 3x RIAA platinum certified blockbuster, “Wake Up In The Sky,” alongside Bruno Mars and Kodak Black.

BLACK SWAMP WATER release new video/single “Endless War” today

Today, “Endless War”, the new video from BLACK SWAMP WATER is available online. “Endless War” is also the third single from BLACK SWAMP WATER’s upcoming third album “Awakening”, which will be released on Mighty Music in August. The new song is hard, brutal, and thrashy – all classic metal traits that the dystopic horror universe of the music video supports to full extent.

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist Karaboudjan (Tycho Touring Member) Drops Second Single From Solo Project

“I originally wrote the song instrumentally back in 2013. I knew I wanted the lyrics to contrast the light and laid-back dance vibe the music has. I also knew I wanted the song to be about losing my dad, and the vulnerability that it ensues. Lyrically, I finished the entire song in an instant, all but the chorus. And that is how that song stayed until I rehashed it for this EP.”

Gabrielle Current releases liberating Neo-Soul/R&B single “If I Fall”—’Virgo’ EP due out May 27th

The Filipino-Korean-Swedish and American act constructs lush jazz-infused songs that transport you into an ethereal daydream. The new single brims with introspection through every line and bouncing chord. Time stands still from start to finish as “If I Fall” kindly envelopes the listener on a cloud while providing permission to process and re-evaluate. “With this song, I wanted to capture how loss gave me a new understanding of myself as well as the habits and patterns we choose,” explains Gabrielle Current, “It was through the letting go that I gained an independence and a freedom that could only come from me.”


The album arrives today, alongside the focus single and record title track, ‘Sixty Summers’. ‘Sixty Summers’” is a tale inspired by Stone’s early twenties, summers spent with friends on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, attending parties and experiencing the visceral elements of Australian summer — “the smell of salt water and sunscreen and mangoes and dead Christmas trees.” In the throes of youthful wonder, one of Stone’s friends turned to her and asked, “Can you believe we’ve only got sixty summers left?” With its warm, reverb-soaked guitar and bright horn section, “Sixty Summers” feels like the perfect soundtrack for that time of the year. “This song is about what you do with your sixty summers,” says Stone. “Do we waste it trying to grapple for more money and comfort, or do we live to make each other happy?”

Ashley Monroe Releases New Album ‘Rosegold’ Out Today via Mountainrose Sparrow/Thirty Tigers

Today, the GRAMMY-nominated Nashville star Ashley Monroe released her 5th studio album Rosegold via Mountainrose Sparrow / Thirty Tigers. This morning, NPR Music highlighted the album as one of “The Top Albums Out On April 30” on their New Music Friday podcast. Monroe also today released the official video for “Gold.”


With a few cymbal hits, “Want It All” – the searing leadoff track from Dree Leer’s debut record, Throw Hands – dives headfirst into a dirge of heavily distorted guitars before increasing to a punk-tinged rocker of breakneck speed featuring hauntingly melodic vocals and lyrics about desiring more and not settling for less.