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Bedroom Pop Artist Aunty Social Announces Sophomore EP; Shares First Single       

Bedroom pop artist Aunty Social is excited to announce her new EP, It Looks Friendly, which will be released on September 24, 2021. Based in Toronto, Aunty Social (aka Daniela Gitto), has always used music as a means of processing her emotional landscape and she does so alongside collaborator and producer Sam Arion. At the core of Aunty Social’s music is the belief that there is no prescriptive way to function in the world. The new EP follows her highly acclaimed debut 2020 EP, The Day My Brain Broke. While there is a clear thematic and musical throughline between her first and second EPs, It Looks Friendly showcases her taking more control, amping up her skills in production and her playing ability which results in what she says is a more, “authentic Aunty Social project that I can happily say, came from a place with a lot of intention.”

Out Now: Drew Jodi returns with stunning electro-melancholia on new track ‘Lost’

Off the back of his hotly tipped debut ‘Coward’, that saw him compared to artists such as James Blake & Bon Iver, Drew Jodi today (May 4th) returns with new single ‘Lost’

A kindred spirit of his debut release, ‘Lost’ sees Jodi’s gentle, deliberate vocals take centre stage throughout the track, offering a window into a place of hopeful refuge between mental health struggles, elating the listener above the melancholia of debut ‘Coward’, to the highs of a brief respite from anxiety and self-doubt.

Tristen sings about how love can involve masochism and self-loathing in new song

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Tristen shares the third song from her soon-to-be-released new album, AQUATIC FLOWERS, arriving via Mama Bird Recording Co. on Friday, June 4. Pre-orders are available now. “Wrong With You” is classic Tristen in that it’s a song that deals with something deeply emotional while being wrapped in an indelibly sophisticated pop melody. Today’s single release is joined by a compelling official music video directed by Joshua Shoemaker (Alabama Shakes, Erin Rae), streaming now at Tristen’s official YouTube channel.


David Kada es uno de los salseros mas reconocidos y respetados de la industria. Recientemente ha disfrutado de éxito increíble con temas como “El Amor De Su Vida”, “Amigo Con Derechos”, y “Tu Eres La Mia”, que han llegado a la cima de las carteleras radiales en su país natal Republica Dominicana y en los Estados Unidos.

SCHISMOPATHIC: Cult Polish Grindcore Outfit Presents First Album In Its Thirty-Three Year Existence

Cult Polish grindcore act SCHISMOPATHIC is back on the map with their first full-length since its inception in 1988! With twelve new songs recorded with two original members, The Human Legacy is old-school grindcore frenzy at its best! Selfmadegod will issue The Human Legacy in late May, today issuing an official video for the track “Time Of History.”

KING 810 Releases Official Music Video for Single “I am the enemy”; Announce Tour Dates!

AIW Management artist KING 810 released their official music video for single “I am the enemy”. The band has announced tour dates that begin on August 26th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Crafthouse.

Corduroy Spaceship shares new tune ‘She Wants You (I Don’t Know Why)’ from forthcoming EP Life In Hollywood

After giving us a taste of what was to come earlier this year with ‘I Don’t Cry’, Melbourne’s Corduroy Spaceship is back! The songwriter is gearing up for the release of his sophomore EP Life In Hollywood and from it, he shares its bright new single, ‘She Wants You (I Don’t Know Why)’.

Mexican-American Artist & Activist Alma Grace Releases ‘FRIDA’ EP

Alma Grace has been inspired by Frida Kahlo’s life and work ever since she can remember. She first learned of her through the Frida-adorned matchboxes and coasters her Grandmother would bring over from Mexico City. As she grew older and started to learn more about Kahlo as both a woman and an artist, Grace became enthralled by the ways in which the Mexican painter redefined beauty standards and broke down the boundaries places on gender, race and sexuality. “In contrast to classmates and casting directors who criticized me for not being ‘white enough,’ Frida made me feel beautiful for my bushy eyebrows and black hair,” Grace writes. While the ‘FRIDA’ EP is certainly a project inspired by a feminist icon, it’s also an exploration of the ways in which Kahlo’s legacy has helped shape Grace into the woman and artist she is today. “When I listen to these songs, I hear my transformation from an angsty teen to a semi-independent young adult,” she writes of the EP. “It’s such a special project to me, and I knew that it had to be my artist introduction to the world.”

VC Pines returns to share the “chilled edit” of his uplifting single ‘Smoke Without Fire’

Following the original release of ‘Smoke Without Fire’, premiered on Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 show, and supported by countless online tastemakers including Wonderland, The Independent, Under The Radar and SPIN, as well as landing spots on Spotify’s New Music Friday UK and The Other List, VC Pines has now returned to unveil the “chilled edit” of his uplifting offering.

OYA PAYA focus on ‘Myself’ and release mini-album, CONNECT

Life and music aren’t a stress for the heavy-lidded lads of Oya Paya, the international three-piece bound by their Liverpool origins and factory of neon-hued alt-rock, as they release a mini-album of loose-strung, lo-fi brilliance with Connect – out now on Tri-Tone Music. Marking the occasion of their chilled, yet fizzing with ideas debut, they pull focus to their track, Myself, a long-fused melody bomb of chunky chords and retro electronics.

Robyn Sherwell teases more new music with ‘Bare Minimum’

Alongside the studio track, Robyn shares the video of the official live version of the single -Watch ‘Bare Minimum’ Live Video here The live video performance shows Robyn’s confident presence and commanding vocals, adding a dynamic stage dimension to the more intimate studio version.

Bandit release Blackpool-inspired love song, Ice Cream

Taking central placements on playlists with Amazon Music, Deezer, and Tidal, with Peppermints Don’t Hide Everything, the quartet continue to turn heads with the latest indie-rock cut, firing pop choruses on top of raucous melodies.

Armed with the producing efforts of Alex Quinn (Michael Aldag, SPINN, Abbie Ozard) once again, Bandit formulated a resounding summer anthem, smothered in instantly memorable lyrics and a chorus ready to give that serotonin hit – not excluding the nod to Blackpool throughout.

Tiiva shares their hypnotising new track ‘LOVESICK’

The third single from London-based vocalist and producer Tiiva blends lyrical darkness with pop euphoria. It’s a trend which builds upon the joy and despair of previous releases “Collide” and “Waves”. This time “Lovesick” creates a vast experimental soundscape around the universal feeling of loneliness, a feeling which has no doubt been exacerbated by the pandemic.

MOON COVEN: get psyched on new album ‘Slumber Wood’ streaming in full!

Sweden’s rising psychedelic doom mongers MOON COVEN premiere their third full-length ‘Slumber Wood’ exclusively via More Fuzz, ahead of its official release this May 7th on Ripple Music. Enter the dark realm and enjoy the ride down the Styx…

With two full-lengths ‘Amanita Kingdom’ (2014) and ‘Moon Coven’ (2016) under their belt, Malmö, Sweden’s psychedelic doom craftsmen MOON COVEN are now all ready to unleash the otherworldly forces of their third album and Ripple Music debut ‘Slumber Wood’ upon this world, pushing the band’s experimental approach further. “The Swedes balance perfectly top-notch riffing, haunting vocal melodies, psychedelic atmospheres, and natural catchiness. ‘Slumber Wood’ is a spotless journey through the dark and foggy underworld of riffadelia.” — More Fuzz

Moon Coven – Slumber Wood Premiere & Review


Today British rock band Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes return with a brand new single titled ‘My Town’, featuring Joe Talbot of Idles. The exhilarating comeback track is a rallying call, a statement of intent and the first piece of music released in over a year, airing this evening as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World.

Dot Allison Announces New Album Heart-Shaped Scars + New Single “Long Exposure” Out Today

Lead single “Long Exposure”, out today, is indicative of the album’s fragile beauty and is, says Allison, “One of the first songs I wrote on ukulele. Last March I picked up the instrument and started composing, the fact I don’t play the ukulele was very freeing and I had to compose purely by ear, constructing my own chord clusters.”

Low Cut Connie Covers Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Let Me Roll It” From Tough Cookies: The Best of The Quarantine Broadcasts

Today, Low Cut Connie shares a cover of Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Let Me Roll It” from his upcoming record Tough Cookies: The Best of The Quarantine Broadcasts, an album of cover songs pulled from Adam Weiner and guitarist Will Donnelly’s twice-weekly “Tough Cookies” livestream show recorded out of Weiner’s South Philadelphia home. The 23-track album includes songs by Prince, Cardi B, Madonna, David Bowie, Bill Withers, CSNY, and many more.

Canadian Country Artist Kris Barclay Releases “Right Here”

In the past eight years, opening for such artists as Brett Kissel, The Road Hammers, Gord Bamford, and Dean Brody. At the 2018 Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Kris was voted by fans as the wildcard entry into the Emerging Artist Showcase, allowing him to compete against six other artists in front of a jury of country music artists and industry execs. Kris went on to become the first-ever wildcard artist to win the showcase. This earned him a spot on the main stage to close the weekend’s festival, and a trip to Nashville to write with some of country music’s top songwriters.

Say goodbye to fake friends, Rubii’s spacey ‘Silver Linings’ shows you how

‘Silver Linings’ is a unique and eccentric electro-pop banger; the second single from Rubii’s upcoming EP, ‘Time Flies’. A collaboration with Plymouth-based rapper Ivan, the Damage and South East-based singer Lousha, ‘Silver Linings’ subject matter surrounds passive aggression and the subtle nuances of an aggressive individual disguised as a friend. “This track originates from a number of people I’ve had to put at a distance, out of respect for myself and to keep a positive circle around me,” the artist explains. Combining a hip-hop inspired drum groove with bright and lively synth sounds, ‘Silver Linings’ is a truly original sonic trademark.


Storefront Church, the Lukas Frank helmed Los Angeles-based band has their debut album As We Pass on the way, and today they’ve released the final single from it. “Total Stranger” features Frank’s lush and evocative vocals over melancholy orchestration expressing unshakable love. The song follows the cavernous first single “After The Alphabets” which you can listen to here. DIIV’s Cole Smith is credited as a contributor on both songs as an instrumentalist and co-songwriter. As We Pass, available May 21st via Sargent House is a sweeping artistic statement that paints dark, weathered landscapes paired with Frank’s mournful croon and howls summoned via poignant songwriting that recalls the likes of Roy Orbison, Scott Walker, and Jeff Buckley.


Breakout pop-star Remi Wolf returns with We Love Dogs!, a remix EP featuring reworked tracks from Wolf’s 2019 debut EP, You’re A Dog! and 2020’s critically acclaimed I’m Allergic To Dogs! EP. The 15-track offering showcases guest appearances and remixes from an eclectic mix of names including Beck, Free Nationals, Hot Chip, Sylvan Esso, Little Dragon, Nile Rodgers, Kimbra, Polo & Pan, Panda Bear, Dominic Fike, L’Impératrice, Tune Yards, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Phony Ppl, and Porches. The EP follows the release of remixes from electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso for the track “Rufufus,” Kimbra for “Down The Line,” and Hot Chip for “Disco Man.”

Abby K New Single/Video “PAY ATTENTION”

Abby K is back and defining herself to say it is MY time. I am taking control and you will hear me! “Pay Attention” is a rock anthem delivered to the proverbial board of trustees as if to say- “I know what I want, I know what I am doing, NOW listen because I have the rock and I need to roll. Nothing you say or do is taking me off my drive!” Clearly, Abby K is making her statement and it is time for the music insiders to “Pay Attention”!

Without a doubt, Abby K is a strong female-fronted hard rock/metal band continuing to blaze the trail like Lzzy Hale, Lita Ford, and other great female rockers have!

You should “Pay Attention” to Abby K’s new single / video

Blood Of The Phoenix announce debut EP release for July 2nd!

Indie metal band Blood of the Phoenix rises to the top of the ranks with their shocking dynamic vocal style, powerful storytelling and robust instrumentation. Drawing inspiration from early 2000s Metalcore, the band has created their niche pocket in the hardcore genre. This five-piece ensemble consists of Jess Escobar as lead vocalist, Bradley Hart & Manny Marwaha on guitar, Jade Weekes on bass, and Nolan Moore on the drums.