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Artist: Pistols At Dawn – EP: Nocturnal Youth

Pistols At Dawn is an American professional rock band formed in 2015 by drummer Adam Jaffe, guitarist Devin White, guitarist Mike Buffa, and bassist Billy Sullivan. Virtuoso guitarist Buffa died tragically in 2018, and the band reunited with incendiary guitarist Tommy Richardson in 2019 with its first worldwide releases in early 2020. Vocals are led by elite front man and former VH1 Rockstar Supernova finalist Chris Pierson.

ÅSKOG: Swedish black metal act premieres debut album via Toilet Ov Hell

Swedish black metal unit Åskog has premiered their debut album via Toilet ov Hell, with Black Metal Promotion unveiling it on YouTube. Their debut full-length, Varþnaþer, will be out on 12th May 2021 via Grind to Death Records (CD) and Leviaphonic Records (digital). A vinyl and cassette release by Corrupted Flesh Records should land on 25th June.

Album Premiere: Åskog — Varþnaþer

ICYMI: The Joy Formidable announce new album “Into The Blue” and share new single “Back To Nothing”

The Joy Formidable are today announcing their new album, Into The Blue, along with second single “Back To Nothing”. Into The Blue will be released on August 20th via Hassle. Into The Blue follows the band’s critically acclaimed, kaleidoscopic 2018 album AAARTH, during which the band played the mainstage at Reading & Leeds Festival, supported Foo Fighters on their North American tour, and were invited by The Cure’s Robert Smith to play his Meltdown Festival at the South Bank, London, and Pasadena Daydream Fest in LA. The band’s new album will arrive into a much different world this time around, but it is birthed possessing a new energy and inventiveness. Even during the worst of times, their music finds a way to inspire and thrive.

OUT TODAY: Poster Paints release debut single “Number 1”

Poster Paints are Simon Liddell (Olympic Swimmers, Frightened Rabbit) and Carla J Easton who have changed their way of working and embraced the “new normal” to make art. Their debut single “Number 1” is an instant anthem. Teenage love, feeling invincible and long hot summers. It’s out today on Olive Grove Records.

Introduced through mutual friend Eugene Kelly of The Vaselines, Poster Paints was born as a result of the pandemic lockdown as a chance for Easton and Liddell to continue to be creative and collaborate: “The chance to still be able to do something you love became a reason to get out of bed,” says Easton. “Something to hold on to, something that still couldn’t be taken away.”

MANTARAYBRYN – Returns with “Tantalus” – Watch Video || ‘Year Of The Heron’ EP – this July

A three-track collection like the culmination of a lifetime’s ambitions, Mantaraybryn AKA Welsh/Cornish solo artist Bryn Evans signs to Modern Sky UK to release ‘Year Of The Heron’ on 16th July 2021.

Announcing the EP with a radiant confidence is “Tantalus”, a lead single of beatific synth/pop with stately chamber-pop touches. Striking a direct hit somewhere between the realms of Florence & The Machine, Patrick Wolf and Years & Years, the track finds an artist deftly shielding introspective insecurities with a soundtrack of extrovert bravado.


British-Ghanaian producer, DJ and musician Juls has unveiled his new single ‘Chance’ featuring Projexx and Tay Iwar.

The lead single to Juls’ forthcoming album set for release later this summer, ‘Chance’ is a tender, mellow and percussive groove. Tailor made for a romantic and carefree ambience. Ever signature of Juls’ music, the track is a savoury fusion of African and Caribbean culture. Effortlessly blending and merging the sounds of reggae, dancehall, R&B and alte.

Asbjørn shares first single from his LP “BOYOLOGY”

“Young Dumb Crazy” is a catchy and reflective pop-ballad, which the singer wrote to himself from the point of view of his ex-boyfriend. “I put all the things into the song that I wished he would have said to me,” Asbjørn says. The song, however, got him reflecting not only on his past relationship, but also on his own actions. In an attempt to get over his heartache, Asbjørn ended up inflicting the same pain on someone else that he himself had just gone through. “As I wrote the song, I realised the double-perspective, the irony and my own hypocrisy,” he adds.

PUSH BABY – Share new video for hyper-pop single: ‘Cry / TALK ABOUT IT’

”It’s the first ‘narrative’ visual we’ve done.” tells Jake Roche. “My mum watched it and said ‘Are you all on drugs? I don’t get it’. Which is totally understandable. But I think below the surface of the video being a dumb comedic personality driven bit of abstract content – Zac’s saying something. But despite Zac working so closely on push baby and helping us design our world as a whole, we don’t really discuss the intention, we just let him play.

Pearl Jam makes history with digital release of nearly 200 live shows…

Pearl Jam has once again made history, releasing a digital collection of music from a staggering 186 live shows that includes 5,404 individual tracks. Spanning two decades of shows, this gargantuan drop consists of the most sought-after bootlegs from fan favorite tours during 2000, 2003, 2008, and 2013. The release is sure to appeal to the band’s diehard fan base while also giving access to a new generation of Pearl Jam fans in the streaming era.

Autow Nite Superstore drops stunning new track and visuals to “SYZYGY”

Returning with an immaculate track and visuals taken from his highly anticipated forthcoming album “Head Over Hills”, the elusive Greek artist surfaces with a breathtaking cinematic experience directed by Effie Pappa, providing an intimate visual environment for a deeply captivating track.


As someone who wants nothing more than to be noticed as an enforcer of a new breed of Rock n Roll, Joe Wright brings meaningful lyrics, hard hitting, no-nonsense sounds and an eye catching wardrobe. Joe blends classic well loved Rock with a fresh newer style of indie. Growing up in Birmingham UK, Joe idolised Music Heroes such as Liam Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft and Ian Brown. Wanting to create music the same as they did in their teenage years, Joe learned to play guitar self taught and wrote songs about his working class experiences. Now Joe is on track to achieve his dream of becoming the one thing he’s always wanted: A Rock n Roll star.

Canadian Folk Singer/Songwriter BRENDAN SCOTT FRIEL Releases New Album, Summer Moons & Video for “All In”

From a spinning cauldron of music, melody, and magic, get spell-bound by Windsor, ON-based troubadour, Brendan Scott Friel with his recent album, Summer Moons, and new video for single “All In” — both available now!

Tim Schou “HERO/LOSER” video

Fresh from his debut album, released last month, the emerging Pop artist gives the visual treatment to the track that gave listeners his perspective into living in a society that can often be judgmental – experiencing judgement from others as well as ourselves. Seen from the view of the public through the lens of a classic TV talent audition, it’s an interesting watch.

New Release from Maddie Wilson “Wounded”

S A R R A M: explore the edges of Heavy with new album ‘Albero’ streaming in full!

Transcending the use of guitars, sound effects, synths, glockenspiel and mandolins through a stripped-down and atmospheric 40-minute exploration, his fourth studio album ‘Albero’ (Italian for “tree”) could be described as the resilient pulse of Mother Nature; a haunting instrumental ceremony which merest detail, from the delicate humming to the loudest guitars, are perfectly highlighted by James Plotkin (Isis, Sunn O))), Jesu, Cave In) work on mastering. “Across eight tracks, the multi-instrumentalist carries us across vast planes of sonic panorama, weaving gradually through a journey that begins with silence and ends with absolute aural despotism. A gentle yet commanding reminder of mortality, of decay, of the darkness that must always follow the light.” describe Everything Is Noise editors.

French Alternative/Metal Rockers PERSEIDE released brand new single “Set Me Free” through all streaming services

Just a few days after unveilling the music video of their brand new single “Set Me Free” (featuring Elio from TARLD – The Amsterdam Red-Light District), French alternative-metal/rockers from Lyon PERSEIDE officially released the single on digital exclusive through the main legal platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music…).

RNSM “Demons”

Comprised of Radar, Tyreese, Rashad, Elijah & Victory, RNSM (pronounced ransom) draw upon true life experiences as a source of inspiration for their clear and concise songwriting. Amassing over 3M views and capturing listeners across the globe with their viral flips of J Hus, Roddy Rich and Post Malone tracks, the boys have showcased their penchant for deftly executed harmonies, sonic risk taking and profound level of creativity.

Ambient Composer Mattia Cupelli releases ‘MONOLITH’ video

Let It Out

“Let It Out” came about one day when we were jamming in the studio, with Kyle’s bassline holding it down. It’s basically about letting it all go, pertinent now as the entire world needs to Let It Out…

New Music Video // Professor Paws – ‘Southside Girl’

Championed by Notion, South London resident Professor Paws provides the visuals for his single ‘Southside Girl’.