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Jake Bugg is out of this world in video for new Steve Mac produced single ‘Lost’

His latest instalment, in a new chapter that puts Jake back on the map with a dynamic, exciting new sound, ‘Lost’ is produced by Steve Mac and demonstrates a refreshing upbeat energy, whilst retaining his unique authenticity that fans and followers have fallen in love with over the years.

Jake says; “The song is inspired by everyone who felt lost and parted from loved ones during the pandemic. The sun’s coming out, summer is on the way and this is the tune for it.”

Nu-Metal five-piece NO:IR challenge their own authenticity in music video for latest single ‘Phantom’

Since their debut in 2019, Bristol-based Nu-Metal five-piece NO:IR have evolved their sound from their hardcore roots to create a modern fusion from a host of genres. They take deep inspiration – and their name, from Film Noir, often characterised by cynicism, intricate plots and existential philosophy.


‘Convalesce’ sees ABSOLUTE. experiment with his production sound by incorporating swirling basslines, bouncing synth melodies and introspective textures in this deep electronic cut. The track features a hypnotic guest vocal appearance from Panama-born queer artist REGALJASON who Anthony met dancing before lockdown and very quickly struck up a creative partnership.


Italian punks HEARTS APARTS drops another heart breaking single today, the power pop anthem “Lonely Days”.

It’s a mid-tempo, poppy but pretty epic power pop gem that makes you want to be at show, pointing your finger to the ceiling, singing along with friends.

HEARTS APART formed on last year. The idea came from a trio of friends, when attending a festival on the shores of Garda Lake, in Italy. Their intent was to create a band that could channel all the teenage distress of being close to forty, through punk rock and rock and roll.

Velvet Two Stripes – ‘Fever’

New > Mara TK > Debut Album ‘Bad Meditation’ > Out Today, listen here

Today marks the highly anticipated return of Mara TK, the golden voiced singer of the Kiwi future soul trio Electric Wire Hustle. While EWH’s globally acclaimed career has seen this Māori-Scottish singer wonder all across the world, with his debut solo album ‘Bad Meditation’ he is returning to deeply personal topics about his home in Aotearoa (or long white cloud, the Māori name for New Zealand).


But does it really get any better? Because what no one tells you is that everyone is really trying to make it up as they go along.

We’re All Messed Up is about how we’re all wonderfully, totally messed up, each in a different way; each of us is forced to grow up, moving away from a world where monsters exist only under your bed into another where monsters live with you. They are in your head and in your world. They follow you around and take you by the hand as they look at you and say “hi”. A silent but continuous presence.

Feel Good Alt/Pop – Lily Allen meets Billie Eilish

Raye Robinson is an indie alt/pop artist based in Los Angeles. Through honest songwriting and relatable themes, the born and bred SoCal artist creates a fresh and intoxicating sound, emitting an innocence and dreaminess that whisks you away to a fantasy land. Having previously performed in bands, her time alone during the pandemic allowed the artist to dive into herself as well as her music and uncovered her love for taking creative control over her sound. Produced by Rob Auerbach, out of his DIY garage studio, Robinson’s upcoming music emits a spunky, fun, laidback and feel good vibe that keeps pulling you back for more.


Andy Van has made a career-spanning impact on dance music, mixing huge mainstream success while maintaining his underground credibility. As one-half of Madison Avenue, he delivered one of the biggest hits of the era with ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ (#1 in the UK and on the Billboard Dance chart) before topping the charts in Australia with the follow-up ‘Who The Hell Are You’ and then expanding his sound with Vandalism. He also co-founded the Vicious label, which issued the first releases from AVICII and Carl Cox, plus smash hits such as Cabin Crew’s ‘Star2Fall’.

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

Throw It Down was recorded and filmed in between the lockdowns of 2020 whenever we were allowed to venture out into what used to be a normal world…

TIMECHILD release video/single “And Yet It Moves” today

“And Yet It Moves”, the first single from the new danish heavy rock/metal band TIMECHILD, is released today. The song is a massive and dynamic demonstration of the band’s characteristic Scandinavian sound and competent musical abilities. It presents the listener with singing twin guitars, a progressive rhythm section, and a powerful and present lead vocal.

OUT TODAY: Collaborative Avant-pop Duo ERA C release ‘0-60 mph’.

Downtempo electronic duo ERA C has released their latest single, ‘0-60 mph’ on the 7th of May. The single is taken from their upcoming album DELIRIA which will be released on the 28th of May via Future Archive Recordings. The single follows the release of the Arms and Sleepers edit of their single ‘DELIRIA’ which was mixed by Sun Glitters. ERA C is the collaborative project of Mirza Ramic from the well-known Arms and Sleepers duo and Sofia Insua of the established band Easy Easy.

Jimothy Lacoste drops new single ‘Describe My Life’, announces forthcoming EP

The enigmatic Jimothy Lacoste has announced a forthcoming EP Jimothy’s House Party Package 1, while also unveiling lead single and inimitable music video ‘Describe My Life’, out today.

Signalling a departure from the charming DIY production of his previous singles, ‘Describe My Life’ sees Jimothy’s slick flow paired with an infectious old-school UKG beat. The playful, exhilarating official video sees Jimothy soaring through his native London in the passenger side of a convertible, vibing on a rooftop bar and even busting some trademark dance moves whilst semi-naked in a pond.

Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts Honors John Debney, Bob…

Wharton Arts raised over $208,000 to support community arts education and its life-changing music programs at the New Jersey Youth Symphony, Paterson Music Project, and Performing Arts School.

Julien Jabre drops slick new single ‘Lost Again’

A track ten years in the making, ‘Lost Again’ is a majestic, blissed-out downtempo house jam, centred around warm, funk-driven pads and synth hook complimenting Julien’s slick vocals – the debut vocal performance of his extensive music career. His first release of the new year, ‘Lost Again’ follows his contribution to ‘Delicate Limbs’, Virgil Abloh and Serpentwithfeet’s collaborative single, out in January.


Today, New York alt dance pop duo Crush Club continue their steadfast streak of energetic, bold songs with the release of “Believer”, and they’re staying the reliable course with frontman/vocalist TC Milan’s signature vocal delivery and Le Chev’s club-ready production. On Saturday June 5th, Crush Club will perform live (+ virtually ) at Los Angeles Coliseum for the for Pride Live’s Stonewall Day.

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie Jumps On “Latest Trends” with Two London Teens, A1 x J1

The viral sensation amassed over 50 million UK streams, 100 million global streams and over 350,000 UK sales. The track launched as just a 15 second teaser, going viral on TikTok, with social media comments begging for the song to be released in full. The pair initially met on the Houseparty app in 2020 during the peak of the pandemic and started their rapping aspirations together remotely.

New single with Beseech-related Svarta Sanningar

Experience Svarta Sanningar’s new single and music video “Kemisk Reinkarnation”. This song can be described as an occult Depeche Mode in their darkest moments, combined with elements from bands like Opeth, Tiamat and Ghost. Let yourself be embraced by the chemical reincarnation. A bittersweet preview of the upcoming EP “Kapitel 2” which will be out on May 21st.

Electrifying Hyperpop Single

BINNY has garnered acclaim from the likes of Wonderland Magazine, Earmilk and Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, to name a few.

Rising producer Hijac partners with FIA & s.g.cackle for Hyperpop dream ‘2020 Vision’

Finding the sweet spot between unique electronic experimentalism and infectious pop sensibilities, ‘2020 Vision’ is a track that reflects both the chaos of 2020 and the longing for a better 2021. It juxtaposes curiously uplifting melodies with a whirlwind of peaks and valleys, most notably through the delivery of FIA and s.g.cackle’s bubblegum vocoder vocals. It marks Hijac’s third single release of the year, following on from ‘Open ur eyes’ and ‘Venus Flytrap’.

Rising artist Jack In Water releases contemporary dance video for melancholic new track ‘If I Cared’…

Following the release of the poignant ‘You Don’t Feel Like Home’, rising star Jack In Water today releases the moving contemporary dance video for his beautifully melancholic new track, ‘If I Cared’. The track is another preview of his forthcoming debut album, due later this year on Nettwerk Records.

Produced by Oli Bayston (The 2 Bears, George FitzGerald) and written with Roy Kerr and Tim Bran of My Riot (London Grammar, Aurora), the tonal and instrumental rise and fall within ‘If I Cared’ sublimely echoes the ups and downs faced by young boys as they attempt to navigate growing up in a difficult and equally ever changing world. “Throughout my teenage years, like a lot of boys most emotions like fear, pain, anxiety or sadness would manifest themselves as anger or a kind of nihilistic numbness,” Will Clapson AKA Jack In Water reflected. “This is obviously not a coping mechanism and so this song is about the period of realisation that I needed to change that.”

They Fell From The Sky (Colin Doran / Jason Bowld) release anime music video for electrifying second single ‘Crush This World’

Quick off the back of their successful debut single ‘Dry’, comes ‘Crush This World’ the latest earworm from Colin Doran (Hundred Reasons) and Jason Bowld’s (Bullet For My Valentine, Pitchshifter) rock studio project They Fell From The Sky.

They Fell From The Sky formed after Colin Doran (Hundred Reasons) and Jason Bowld (Bullet For My Valentine, Pitchshifter, Killing Joke) got together for Jason’s collaborative project ‘This Is Menace’. They then started writing with Dave Draper and completed the line up with Lee Erinmez (Snuff) and Oly Edkins.


The song came to life during a recent studio session between Hamilton and legendary GRAMMY® Award-winning producer and the second hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Jermaine Dupri [Mariah Carey, JAY-Z, Aretha Franklin], and is co-produced by longtime Dupri collaborator, Manuel Seal. Together, the song’s writers Hamilton, Dupri, and Seal, along with Ramon Montgomery, nodded back to Hamilton’s biggest tune and rekindled “the emotions people felt from ‘Charlene’.”

Tigercub share new track “Funeral” | Colour-theory inspired new album “As Blue As Indigo” out June 18th via Blame Recordings

Tigercub came crashing back into public consciousness earlier this year with a power-trio of hard-hitting singles “Beauty”, “Beat On My Heart (Like A Bass Drum)” and “Blue Mist In My Head”. A fresh blast of new noise and their first new material since 2017, they also announced the news of a much-anticipated second album, “As Blue As Indigo”, set for release on June 18th through Blame Recordings.

Gary Louris Releases Charming New Love Song “Follow”

Gary Louris has released “Follow,” an unabashed love song that speaks to the transcendent connection shared between two people. The latest single off his solo album Jump For Joy, which releases June 4 via Sham/Thirty Tigers, “Follow” is accompanied by a self-produced music video featuring home footage of Louris and his wife, Stephanie. The song was recently highlighted by Rolling Stone, who said “After years of exploring tangled heartbreak, Jayhawks singer-songwriter Gary Louris has written the most straightforward love song of his career.”


SKYND is the dark creative outlet and the alter ego of its lead singer, Skynd, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Father. Having released Chapter I in 2018 followed by Chapter II in 2019, and now with over 18 million hits on YouTube, “Michelle Carter” marks the second single in Chapter III, following 2020’s “Columbine”.

Olga Tañón presenta su nuevo EP “Senderos de Amor”

La Multi ganadora del Grammy Latino y referente de la música latina a nivel internacional Olga Tañón, presenta su 15ava producción discográfica llamada “Senderos de Amor”, un proyecto EP que representa un gran paso en su carrera artística y su continuidad hacia el género Regional Mexicano.

El amor de Olga Tañón hacia la música Regional Mexicana ha estado latente por años. Muchos de sus fanáticos recordarán el Album icónico “Nuevos Senderos” compuesto y producido por el Maestro Marco Antonio Solis, el mundo hispano a cantado “Basta Ta” y “ Mi eterno Amor secreto” entre muchos más, hoy Olga Tañón da continuidad a ese genero con “Senderos de Amor” 2021.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Release Official Music Video for “We’re On Our Way Now”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released the official music video for “We’re On Our Way Now,” the first of two new singles to feature on the forthcoming release of Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021). Set to be released on June 11th via Sour Mash Records, the album is a definitive 18 track “Best Of” package and a timely reminder of the breadth and depth of classic songs from the first decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

New Release from Maddie Wilson – “Rylin”

Country-crossover artist Maddie Wilson has honed her craft over nearly a decade. As both a songwriter and a performer, Maddie demonstrates the power of natural talent combined with long dedication to her craft. Her latest original songs, “Rylin” and “Wounded,” showcase the depth of maturity she brings to her material. They also illustrate her established skill with crafting a melody that connects with listeners. These talents have won fans from the beginning, and Maddie regularly interacts with the thriving fan base she has created. Her YouTube channel, more than 230,000 subscribers strong, showcases both her original work and covers of pop music with a country flair.

BRIDEAR release debut international album ‘Bloody Bride’

Brimming with big riffs and even bigger hooks all tastefully laced with both classic and modern metal characteristics, Bloody Bride is the perfect introduction to the quintet and what they are capable of. From furious thrash passages, blistering lead lines and irresistible pop sensibilities, the 45 minutes of music encased within displays their talent, their creative vision and their individuality among their peers, showcasing J-metal like you’ve never heard it before.


After a hugely prolific 2020 that saw Plastik Funk debut in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s Poll, his eclectic and party-starting releases, as well as electric live shows when touring was able to happen, have helped to accelerate his fanbase through the stratosphere. Where last year, he upped the ante on singles such as ‘High Enough’ with Firebeatz, ‘Rock This Town’ with Deekey and, most recently, his Eastern-influenced ‘Tribute To Asia’ EP, he now returns to Mixmash Bold to keep the momentum running.