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SUNRISE has released the third single from the upcoming album

The third single from the ‘Equilibria’ album of Ukrainian power metal band SUNRISE is online via genre’s the biggest YouTube channel – Unknown Power Metal. “Wings Of The Dreamer” is a song in a good old-school power metal key and will be highly accepted by the fans of the Finnish scene, particularly Stratovarius adepts. It will open the upcoming ‘Equilibria’ album, which will be released on May, 25th via Music Gym Records.

Ida Mae release new single & video ‘Little Liars’ today through Thirty Tigers

After the stellar response they received for the album’s title-track ‘Click Click Domino’ and follow-up cut ‘Road To Avalon’ earlier this year, which were supported by WONDERLAND, Rolling Stone, The Independent, The Guardian, CLASH ‘Track of the Day’, NME Radio, American Songwriter, Songwriting Magazine and many more, British duo Ida Mae are back to unveil the next delicious dose of their forthcoming full-length with ‘Little Liars’.

VALERAS return with new single “Rita” – watch / share the new video now | Prod. by Tarek Musa (of Spring King / Dead Nature)

Reading duo VALERAS have been busy during the pandemic writing, recording and working towards their debut album. With a new EP planned for late summer, the band return with a bang today to preview this new material with their hook-heavy new single, “Rita”.

Indie Artist Alyssa Joseph Releases Creative Lyric Video for “easier”

From bagels to baked beans, the lyrics in the video are made entirely from diner breakfast food! The lyric video, created by videographer Max Sternlict, reflects the meaning and lyrics of the song in a distinctly unique way. The song is about a relationship that neither member is truly willing to exit, as it opens with the lines “We say that it’s breakfast, nothing more. Even though I know you want an open door so we meet at different diners.” Holding nothing back on this garage-tinged rocker, Alyssa Joseph presses her powerful voice and growling guitars to describing someone struggling to swallow the lies they tell themselves to get through the day.

WATCH – Acclaimed Nigerian Superstar Yemi Alade Shares ‘Dancina’ Official Video

Directed by Paul Gambit (Ozzybee, Teni) – the vivacious official video for ‘Dancina’ instantly matches the pulsating beat with its euphoric, synchronized choreography. Yemi Alade is poised throughout as she leads her army of dancers and takes viewers on a whirlwind of striking, avant-garde fashion pieces juxtaposed with desolated, urban backdrops. ‘Dancina’ is from Yemi Alade’s successful fifth studio album Empress, which came out last year. Alade’s long awaited return to the live stage in the UK will be at the brand-new Yam Carnival at Clapham Common, London in August. More new material to be released soon.

Modern Metal Unit SCAR OF THE SUN Drops Intense Third Single, “Quantum Leap Zero II: Transition To Turbulence”

After releasing the first powerful harbinger, “I Am The Circle”, followed by exciting title anthem, “Inertia”, the unit now sets free “Quantum Leap Zero II: Transition To Turbulence”, along with an captivating live video that was recorded when SCAR OF THE SUN supported the mighty Rotting Christ in Athens on the last show before the pandemic hit with undeterrable force. The song marks the second installment in the album’s “Quantum Leap Zero”-trilogy and wanders between harsh elements and intense, almost calm moments, giving way to singer Terry Nikas’ hard-hitting lyrics and showcases SCAR OF THE SUN’s multifaceted nature, stirring up the anticipation for Inertia even more.

Whispering Sons share new single “Heat” | New album “Several Others” out 18th June via [PIAS]

Fast-paced and ferocious, lead singer Fenne Kuppens delivers her signature low register vocals (inspired by artists such as Xiu Xiu and Chinawoman) over angular guitars and bullish drums, hatching an explosive energy that sees the band release their most hook-laden song to date.

Carolina East Reveals Epic Single “Monster” Out Today!

A creation of the maritime elements, Newfoundland and Labrador bred songstress Carolina East proudly wears an eclectic tapestry of musical influences, from soul to country to pop. Drenched in emotion and fuelled by Carolina’s powerful vocals, her debut full-length album, Soaked in Whisky is due out this summer.

Latest single, “Monster,” is an emotional ballad about the trials and challenges of being in the wrong relationship and knowing when to get out.

Miles Wesley “Golden”

Fusing hip-hop lyricism with snappy pop melodies, the track boasts infectious swagger as it catapults into a cosmic, genre-bending oblivion. Showcasing his bad boy charm and limitless self-assurance, “Golden” encapsulates Miles as an artist – unapologetic, characterful and infectious.

Gen Z diva and icon Kimberley Chen joins Japanese masked production duo AmPm for collaboration single ‘Afterglow’, out now

AmPm, the Japanese masked production duo who debuted to global acclaim with their March 2017 single ‘Best Part of Us feat. Michael Kaneko’, have released their latest track: ‘Afterglow (feat. Kimberley Chen)’ is out today, May 12.

PR: New Quivers song/video “Chinese Medicine” out today

Today Australian band Quivers releases the third single, “Chinese Medicine,” from their upcoming album and first domestic release Golden Doubt. “Chinese Medicine” combines a narrative and a musing on escapism, over layered jangly guitars, subtle synth, and chanted harmonies in the song’s finale. The lyrics meditate on loneliness: how it can be encompassing yet fleeting. Singer Sam Nicholson elaborates on “Chinese Medicine”:

Mia Baron Debuts With “Hide and Seek”

Mia’s debut single, “Hide and Seek,” is a moody pop track telling the story of feeling unseen and invisible. The playful title of the track is juxtaposed with dark lyrics and sparse production.

Texas Rap Queen Big Jade Applies ‘Pressure’ With Her Debut Full-Length

Pressure rolls out the red carpet for a series of guests from the Lone Star State, including, Erica Banks, Queendom Come, and OMB Bloodbath, a group of Houston and Dallas rappers giving the co-sign to the talented Beaumont native. The project is home to highlights like the recent single “Dem Girlz” ft. Erica Banks & BeatKing, a David Banner-flipping banger perfectly suited for rides in the low-low, the blistering introductory “No Hook,” and the sultry, DJ Chose-produced “Gucci Bag.” Throughout, Jade stays rooted in her home state, but isn’t afraid to incorporate sounds from other regions, including hyperactive acid bass often heard in L.A. and the Bay in “Get It!” and a warmly familiar soul sample in “I Tell You What.” A powerful introductory statement from a vital new Texas talent,


With his upcoming EP Inferno set for release this summer, buzzing newcomer Isaac Lewis today reveals stellar new offering, ‘movement’. Speaking on the track, he states:

I wrote and recorded ‘movement’ in the winter of 2019 in upstate New York. I’d spent the last couple years on the move from city to city, and “movement” came about as a self reflection on experiences and feelings I carried through these times.

In its early versions, the song sounded way different- a lot more layers, including some pretty heavy-hitting drums. I took a step away from it for a while, and when I came back with fresh ears I realized that in order to fully tap in to the vulnerability of the song, it needed to be stripped back to only its essential layers. Doing so gave me a level of confidence in my writing, helping me to understand that if a song is written in an honest way, it doesn’t always need more than its core layers in order to sound right.

Waterparks Release New Single + Video “Just Kidding”    

Today, Waterparks debut a brand new single and video, ‘Just Kidding’, off of their forthcoming album, Greatest Hits, out May 21st via 300 Entertainment – WATCH HERE. The video is the latest installment of Waterparks Wednesdays – where the guys debut a new release on Wednesdays leading up to the album. ‘Just Kidding’ is a stripped down, personal track that puts Awsten’s bold vocals on display alongside a deftly-produced beat and very honest lyrics. The video, directed by Jawn Rocha & Awsten Knight, is captivating and simplistic; it will make viewers feel as if they are sitting across from Awsten, having a conversation.


It’s testament to how fertile England’s mid-80’s musical landscape was that the splintering of short-lived post-punk pioneers Southern Death Cult seeded so many memorable but divergent groups – from widescreen rock legends The Cult to romantic pop duo Into A Circle to “the Asian Public Enemy,” Fun-Da-Mental. But the band’s most potent subsequent cross-pollination was undoubtedly Getting The Fear, formed by The SDC’s rhythm section of Barry Jepson, David ‘Buzz’ Burrows, and Aki Haq Nawaz Qureshi, joined by Temple Ov Psychic Youth associate Paul ‘Bee’ Hampshire on vocals.