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Following the announcement of his highly-anticipated new album ‘Europiana’, Jack Savoretti reveals the sun-drenched video for his disco fuelled new single ‘Who’s Hurting Who’, featuring Nile Rodgers.
Directed by Giorgio Testi (The 1975, Celeste, Gorillaz) and production company Pulse Films, the 70s inspired video is shot between London and Portofino, Italy. Featuring Dot Williams and Nile Rodgers, the retro video takes us on a journey through Europiana. “It’s a patchwork of postcards, it’s a suggestion rather than a story.” Jack says of the video.
Having gained support from The 1975’s Matty Healy and label buddy Zara Larsson with her triple pressed single ‘daydreams’, a project that saw her quarter of a million YouTube subscribers vote for their favourite tracks, mimi bay returns with her ‘far from home’ EP.
Outgrowing her bedroom, and leaving behind the label of bedroom pop, the EP explores what it’s like no longer living at ‘home’, and searching for comfort in new people and places
The video, which premiered with DIY Magazine who hailed the track “a glam-rock bop”, is a retro sci-fi adventure through the streets of Stockholm, which finds Jelly Crystal taking over human souls with a combination of masterful mind control and epic dance moves.
Comprising Joanna Backovic and Ian de Sylva, the duo weave compelling tales through a fusion of folk, country and indie, with a lush soundscape that ranges from the celestial to the cinematic.
Their latest release “Fortune Teller Blues” is a persuasive and unpredictable development to follow the haunting arrangements of their first single release, the well-received “A Face in the Mirror”. While retaining the intrigue and depth of their debut, their latest track showcases a distinctly more swaggering, gritty, and buoyant side to the band that delightedly defies expectation.
ICYMI: VALERAS return with new single “Rita”
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 to preview this new material with their hook-heavy new single, “Rita”.
“Rita” finds the band combining the frenetic indie-rock sensibilities that have seen them earn early plaudits across press and radio, with alt-pop inflected songwriting that is simultaneously more personal, energetic, and melodically encapsulating than anything they have released to-date.
Jordan Lehning Returns With New Album ‘Three Colored Wall’ On August 6 / Debut Single “Static” Out Now
Nashville producer/composer and singer/songwriter Jordan Lehning has announced his new album Three Colored Wall will release on August 6 via Tone Tree. Along with the announcement, he shares the hypnotic debut single “Static,” which acts as an introduction to the album’s immersive sonic landscape. Atwood Magazine praised the song, saying “A soothing and haunting hypnosis, the enchanting ‘Static’ offers a rich release of tension as Lehning poetically pieces apart the pain of life and the fear of accepting death.”
Delara shares epic video for ‘Flashy’
Today rising r&b artist Delara unveils her new visual for ‘Flashy’, the lead single from her flawless EP ‘TIMEPIECE, produced by Sondre (Jeremih, Loredana, Eric Bellinger). Sharing a little more on the track Delara explains: “Flashy is about trying to escape from your own feelings and no matter how hard you try it will never work, so you just have to be in it, embrace it and see the beauty of it, both the good and bad feelings.
Ripple Music is proud to unveil details for the third chapter of their ‘Turned To Stone’ split series, with yet another riffalicious collaboration! To meet expectations that followed an intense meme war on social media, US heavy psych and doom units WIZZERD and MERLIN will issue a 40-minute split LP entitled ‘Turned To Stone Chapter III: Wizzerd vs Merlin’ this July 16th on Ripple Music. Stream a snippet of Merlin’s mind-bending song right now!
NGAIIRE signs to Majestic Casual, Releases ‘Boom’ Lyric Video
YouTube tastemaker and artist incubator Majestic Casual announces the signing of future-soul darling NGAIIRE. The signing comes as the Papua New Guinea (PNG) born, Sydney-based artist prepares for the release of her third studio album (due out August 2021).
The first official single from the album, ‘Boom’, is about the taboo nature of sex in her home country of PNG. NGAIIRE adds: “Boom is about all that drama and lust – the glutton of sex and adultery and the debauchery that comes with sexual suppression and colonisation.” – Photo by Ruth Joseph
Pip Millett ft Ghetts “Running”
A marker of her reputation in the scene right now, the rare co-sign from one of the most respected names in UK rap underlines the quiet influence the Manchester star is accumulating in only her third year in the scene. Written during the Pandemic and the lasting shadow of George Floyd and the BLM protests, the track is a dark, defiant ode to inequality.
Smooth Voiced Chino Cappin Brings Out The Block for the “On My Last” Video
With a honeyed tenor and an underdog mindset, Georgia rap-R&B hybrid Chino Cappin won’t stop ’til he reaches the top of the game. Giving the visual treatment to his latest anthem, Chino shares the video for “On My Last.” Featuring a sample of Fabolous’s 2003 hit “Can’t Let You Go,” “On My Last” sends a flex-heavy message to snakes and fake friends that he won’t forget how they treat him before and after he blows up.
Bachelor – Doomin’ Sun
Palehound’s Ellen Kempner and Jay Som’s Melina Duterte recently announced their new collaborative project Bachelor and shared acclaimed first single “Anything At All”. Today, the duo announces their debut album – Doomin’ Sun due out May 28 on Lucky Number – alongside brand new “Stay in the Car” track and music video directed & edited by Haoyan of America. On the bass-heavy rock song, the duo paint a yearning portrait of a woman in a supermarket parking lot, a barely-contained desire oozing out of cotidian descriptions like: “She burns out of the market/ Plastic bags digging into wrists/ Blood stuck in her fingertips.”
“This song was formed out of a Crowded House jam, live in the studio but then evolved its character through many twists and turns during quarantine in 2020. ‘Playing With Fire’ carries within it the contradiction I often feel on joyous occasions, the presence of hope together with an impending sense of doom,” said Neil Finn.
Monster Energy announces its promotional collaboration with award-winning music artist, Post Malone. The world-renowned beverage company has a long tradition of aligning with the most influential forces in music, adding Post Malone to its impressive roster continues that tradition. Today, Monster Energy and Post Malone are teaming up to bring consumers an exciting new retail promotion.
PETER NIETO REUNE AL EX-DÚO RKM & KEN-Y EN VERSIÓN URBANA DE “JUGASTE A PERDERME” (ENGLISH VERSION BELOW)
Con la letra que dio a conocer en balada hace unos meses, PETER NIETO presenta una versión urbana de su tema “JUGASTE A PERDERME”, esta vez junto al dúo legendario, RKM & KEN-Y. Lo que hace que este reencuentro sea aún más especial es que pasará a la historia como la última canción presentada al unísono por el ex-dúo puertorriqueño.
Watch “Rocks on the Ramp”, the latest DIY video from Helvetia!
Jason says about the song: “I’ve been kind of a head case this last year. Like most people probably. With the isolation and monotony of being at home all the time. A helpless dread. I tried to capture this feeling of going a bit mad, literally and figuratively. I’m dressed up as a ghost because that’s how I felt.”
The track/music video premiered via Under The Radar Magazine who said, “‘You Got It All (NOT)’ is pure indie bliss, in the same vein as jangling indie pop hitmakers like Hippo Campus or Passion Pit.” Spud Cannon themselves offered further details which I’ll include below my signature.
Allison Ponthier Releases New Song and Video “Harshest Critic”
Written by Ponthier and collaborator Adam Melchor, “Harshest Critic” uses the relationship between performer and her audience as the lens through which the Texas native turned New York transplant can tackle her own insecurities. “I’m terrified / Of the way I look when it’s through strangers’ eyes / Wish I had a way to peek inside their minds / But it wouldn’t fix the problems I see through mine,” she sings over gauzy guitars and a steady drumbeat, mirroring the thumping of her heart as her thoughts unspool. The song further contextualizes Allison’s complicated journey from a young teen growing up in the bible belt and struggling with her sexuality. “Harshest Critic” is yet another feather in the cap of an artist on the verge of stardom.
ICYMI: Joe Bonamassa interviews Peter Frampton on 50th episode of ‘Live From Nerdville’
This week marks the 50th episode of Joe Bonamassa’s hit interview series Live From Nerdville, and to celebrate Joe shares an intimate conversation with the legendary Peter Frampton. In the episode, the two #1 hitmakers discuss everything from label constraints, publishing deals, and the ways of the industry, to hitting #1, Frampton becoming bigger than Sinatra and Elvis then ultimately burning out and building back from zero. Frampton has seen it all, and in this very personal interview, as Joe and Peter are close friends, he even reveals some of his own musical heroes, along with some other special never-before-heard stories.