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Today, platinum selling recording artists Trippie Redd and Playboi Carti release their highly anticipated new single “Miss The Rage,” out now via 10K Projects/ Virgin Music. The new single follows the release of Trippie’s first-ever rock album NEON SHARK, produced by close friend and collaborator Travis Barker. NEON SHARK features appearances by Machine Gun Kelly, Chino Moreno (Deftones), blackbear and more, and acts as the deluxe edition of Trippie’s October 2020 album, Pegasus, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart.


Today, Austin, Texas rapper Quin NFN releases his latest single “Having My Way,” featuring Derez De’Shon, available now via 10K Projects. Built over a mellow electric guitar lick, “Having My Way” is a mature new offering that still carries the same energy Quin’s fans have come to expect from him. Since his 2019 debut 4NUN, Quin NFN has amassed 80 million streams on Spotify alone and over 30 million views on YouTube for his hard-hitting flow.


Directed by Matty Peacock (the filmmaker behind such iconic visuals as “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK with Selena Gomez), the video for “Mess It Up” finds Abrams attempting to bake a cake and repeatedly dropping the gorgeously frosted final product on the ground. That bittersweet back-and-forth between determination and disappointment is a perfect match for Abrams’s incisive lyrics, which simultaneously convey a deep longing for forgiveness and an unshakable sense of frustration (e.g. “Hope that you’re sleeping well knowing I’m not”). Produced by and co-written with her frequent collaborator Blake Slatkin, the track’s stark guitar work and driving rhythms slowly take on a powerful momentum, ultimately building to a sweetly triumphant climax.

Inhaler Release New Song “Who’s Your Money On? (Plastic House)”

Inhaler release their new song “Who’s Your Money On? (Plastic House)” today via Interscope Records. The track is a swaggering indie-pop anthem and the latest slice of indelible songcraft from the quartet, who are made up of Elijah Hewson (vocals and guitar), Josh Jenkinson (guitar), Robert Keating (bass) and Ryan McMahon (drums). “Who’s Your Money On? (Plastic House)” will be featured on Inhaler’s debut album It Won’t Always Be Like This set for release July 9 and available to pre-order now across all DSPs .


Peddling a fresh and melodic take on the modern Florida sound, Cochise effortlessly straddles the line between dancehall sounds with futuristic beats. Stepping into the spotlight for a versatile new project, Cochise shares Benbow Crescent. Spanning 18 tracks, Benbow Crescent shares its name with a street in Kingston where Cochise’s family comes from. “I’m going back to my Jamaican roots”, he proclaims.


Scorey taps into his rock side with the release of his new single “Rock N Roll.” The eagerly anticipated guitar lead track was written by Scorey and produced by WIZARDMCE, Ethan Carr & TOXICPLUG. Watch the Adrian Per directed music video HERE.


Today, Chicago rapper Lil Zay Osama releases a deluxe edition of his gripping, critically acclaimed mixtape Trench Baby on Warner Records. In addition to previously released songs with Windy City luminary G Herbo and Florida’s Jackboy, the deluxe version includes four new songs, and a few new features, that showcase the narrative power and emotional resonance of Zay’s self-described “pain music.”


Before rising up as one of Philadelphia’s fresh new voices, T$AN was raised down south in Atlanta. Born Troy Norton, T$AN, which alludes to his initials, grew up playing basketball, singing and freestyling for fun. In 2016, T$AN moved from Atlanta to Philadelphia, where he discovered a world in which he could experiment with making music more freely. With a cadence, energy and ear tuned to the pulse of a generation, T$AN is poised to make waves far beyond the buzz he’s already made in Philly.

Blondie Meets Robyn: Futuristic Dance Revolution

Kicking off with a classic disco beat, “No One Can Stop You” features funky 80s themed soundscapes, futuristic synthesizers and impassioned vocals, delivering the groove and club vibes right off the bat. The result is an ultimate blend of timeless pop melodies and contemporary dance sounds that radiate intoxicating sensations. After a tough year, it’s a record that gives you the motivation and inspiration to push on into the summer with gusto!

Poetic Americana- Dipped Rock 100 million + streams

Ryan Montbleau has over 100 million streams to date and is well known for his powerhouse live performances supporting the likes Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ani DiFranco, Mavis Staples among others. He is known for his “eloquent, soulful, songwriting.”

Dream Drop release Reckless Demon Youth, 4th single from upcoming album

“Reckless Demon Youth is basically about calming down. It’s about wanting to end a destructive lifestyle and reaching out for help. I think as musicians we are often drawn into the cliché of the ‘broken artist’ and it might be because sad people are drawn to music as opposed to music drawing people into sadness but regardless we have to fight it. The term ‘Demon Youth’ is taken from the lyrics of Juice Wrld’s song ‘Legends’ which talks about the lost lives of musicians who couldn’t stop.” //Dream Drop


“Wish You Were Dead”, third single and video of the English-Italian gothic rock band Vampires Of Rome, is out!

A fast beat song with echoes of Sisters Of Mercy and Paralyzed Age married with the contemporary sound of Rammstein and Lord Of The Lost.

“Wish You Were Dead” is available worldwide in every digital platform.

Nephila release “Guidance to Agony” single

Nephila releases the single “Guidance to Agony” on May 7. The third and final single leading up to the band’s upcoming self-titled debut album. “Guidance to Agony” showcases Nephila’s true range and creative use of dual vocals as the song shifts from full-on Jimi Hendrix riffin’ to dreamy, melodic, and psychedelic soundscapes.

Canadian Punk Rock Trio BLOCK PARENT release new album “Sick Year, Bro!”

Helming proudly from small town Cambridge, Ontario Canada, Block Parent is a three piece unit focused on playing coming of age, self deprecating punk rock. By making waves in both the thriving underground punk scene throughout the 519 and greater punk community of Ontario, they have played alongside The Dirty Nil, Fucked Up, ’68, Single Mothers and more. Following their first vinyl release from Thousand Island Records and Pink Lemonade Records, Block Parent constructed a debut LP that perfectly captures their relentless energy, and heartfelt comedy. ‘Sick Year, Bro!’ cements Block Parent’s punk rock identity into a tight 30 minute package.


100 million career streams is a remarkable achievement for an artist – especially for one whose rise has been based on organic and largely independent growth, fuelled largely by exemplary songwriting and affecting emotions. That’s what Nick Wilson has accomplished, and it’s all come long before the release of his debut album ‘Now I’m Falling’, which is set to be released on August 6th via Never Fade Records.

LISTEN NOW – Tai Verdes Just Wants You To Feel 2% Better With New Single ‘A-O-K’. Debut Album Out May 20th.

The catchy single was written and produced with friend and frequent collaborator Adam Friedman (Mike Posner, Black Eyed Peas, Sam Feldt) – ‘A-O-K’ is the latest effervescent track from Tai Verdes that’s destined to be added to summer playlists worldwide. Tai’s highly anticipated debut album TV will be released on May 20th.


Directly overseeing all aspects of their dreamy Y2K analog aesthetic, from producing, styling to creative direction, Savannah and Brandon Hudson’s kinetic relationship with one another results in the curation of lush, laptop-dream pop, as they pave their way towards the forefront of underground LA culture. With a technicolored spectrum of music born out of their home studio, inspired by lost formats and things that we consistently overlook in our fast moving 21st century, the duo have built a significant reputation in a short space of time racing to over 1.3M listeners on Spotify and garnering praise from PAPER, BILLBOARD and ROLLING STONE.

CYANIDE SUNDAE Release New Single/Video ‘Throw It Down’

MALRUN are back with the hard-hitting first single ‘The Punishment’

Combining elements from both hard rock and progressive metal, the Aarhus-based quintet MALRUN is getting ready to release their long-awaited fourth full-length album, “Pandemonium” – which sees the band take a step further in a heavier and more aggressive and progressive direction. Today they present the hard-hitting first single ‘The Punishment’:

Dawn-Song share new ‘Heartbeats Of My Son’ Video | FFO: Crass, ISB, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, David Tibet

“Third tune from my album “for Morgan” released on Ffynnone Recordings at the end of May 2021. A song attempting to convey the depth of feeling looking into your newborn sons eyes for the first time, the overwhelming joy and the impulse to introduce him to your own father who is no longer alive. The video fillmed and edited by Jose Carballal inhabits the songs sentiment perfectly. A meditation on, nature, time, and the dialogue between generations.”

[New Video] Montener The Menace ft. Craig G & Edo.G “Take It Back” (prod. by Roccwell)

Certain Sound Records and Montener The Menace are ecstatic to announce the 3rd single from the imminent album “Anyone Home?”

East Coast Hip Hop Royalty Craig G and Edo.G join forces with Croydon wordsmith Montener The Menace for his latesst single “Take It Back” a laid back slice of nostalgia that’s been delicately produced by Boom Bap connoisseur Roccwell with cuts provided by the esteemed Jabba Tha Kut.

This one hits the nerve – Laddermen (CH/US) release the music video to their new single «Welcome to the 20’s»

Laddermen will release their debut album later this year. Their haunting songwriting and deep dramaturgy, for which they draw inspiration from English bands, should splash the indie scene with another palette of colour.

303 Ladies release upbeat single ‘Mood’

Continuing to fix fans with their signature sound, ‘Mood’ takes the groups sweet vocals and places them on a higher tempo whilst maintaining their smooth tones. Working with writer-producer, Joel Compass whose credits include FKA Twigs, Jorja Smith, Mabel, Tinashe etc. and previous collaborator Celetia Martin (Whisper, Dreamin’ and Out Here), ‘Mood’ seamlessly bridges the upcoming flow of releases where the girls get back to their R&B roots.

Truth hurts, huh? PARIS YOUTH FOUNDATION are ‘Tired Of Loving You’

As all roads lead to an optimistic summer, the sun disappears behind lingering clouds of heartbreak courtesy of festival anthem-peddlers, Paris Youth Foundation, unfurling the billowing, white flag of romantic surrender in the sad majesty of Tired Of Loving You. As poised and as tense as any Hollywood ‘breakup or make-up’ cliff-hanger, the expansive, string-soaked single arrives via Frictionless Music ahead of a rumoured, imminent debut album announce.


His most dynamic and contemporary album in years, ‘Latest Record Project: Volume 1’ is a 28-track delve into his ongoing love of blues, R&B, jazz and soul. However much you may love his classic albums, this new project proves that he’s living in the present, and remains an artist of integrity and distinction.

Van Morrison Shares New Song From Double Album, ‘Latest Record Project’

New R&B goodness from Juno Award nominee Emanuel

SWIM SCHOOL – Edinburgh indie newcomers release new single ‘Outside’

Sitting as comfortably amongst names like Smashing Pumpkins and Ride as they do Foals or Wolf Alice; Edinburgh indie newcomers swim school explore the true impact of the negativity of others with the distorted, angst-fuelled anthem, ‘Outside’.