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MØ returns with “Live To Survive” – track + video out now

“‘Live To Survive’ is a song about pulling yourself back up after the crash of a toxic relationship to someone or something,” says MØ. “It’s a reminder that life is a constant dance of ups and downs, and that the downs are OK. We’re here for it, ready to survive another heartache and rebuild ourselves again and again.”

Heartour premieres “When The Lights Go Down” on Jammerzine

Heartour, the solo project of ex-The Ruse member Jason Young, continued his return to his long-standing solo project with the premiere of “When The Lights Go Down” on Jammerzine ahead of his new EP, Divert The Asteroid, next month.

‘When The Lights Go Down’ is truly a musical surprise,” Jammerzine’s Ryan Martin writes in their premiere. “This is brilliance from the mind of a real musician.”

First Listen: Heartour – When The Lights Go Down


With their JUICEBOX project fast approaching, buzzing LA R&B duo Emotional Oranges today reveal their first full music video in a stylish visual for Becky G collaboration Down To Miami. A stunning visual accompaniment to the hotly received track, the video serves to further build buzz for the release of their third project, coming soon.


Powerhouse art-punk, cello-rock duo, Lung, have a sound that is dark and commanding, evoking the driving sludge of early grunge with layered sinister undertones. The band is Kate Wakefield, a classically trained opera singer and cellist, and drummer Daisy Caplan, formerly of Foxy Shazam, Babe Rage, and Ayin. Lung is poised to release their third full-length album, Come Clean Right Now, later this summer.

Toronto Prog-Metal Trio DEREV Shake Things Up with Hard-Hitting, Thought-Provoking ‘Leap of Faith’ Album

The latest to land alongside their newest EP, Leap of Faith, Canadian prog-metal rockers Derev have unleashed their heaviest track yet; “Turab” is available now!

Featuring guest vocalist Adel Saflou, the five-minute hard-hitter includes the Derev members Armando Bablanian, Michel Karakach, and Liam Horrigan, and picks up right where the album’s previous single, “Futile,” left off…

LENNE Premieres Offficial Music Video for Single “LETTING YOU DOWN”

LENNE, the new project with Jim Taylor, Morgan Rose, and Lenny Cerzosie Jr premiered the official music video for their debut single “Letting You Down” today. The single is now featured on Spotify’s Rock Hard playlist!


Generating 55.4 million-plus streams since it’s release, UK pop singer and songwriter Mimi Webb unveils the stripped down acoustic music video for her buzzing new single “Good Without” today. Showing no signs of slowing down, “Good Without” is currently top 40 on radio and climbing up the charts. In addition, Mimi Webb will be making her television performance debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next Wednesday June 2nd.

ICYMI: Alice Cooper interviewed by Joe Bonamassa on ‘Live From Nerdville’

Following the recent 50th episode mark of Joe Bonamassa’s hit interview series Live From Nerdville, this week Joe caught up with the ultimate Rockstar Alice Cooper. See the whole conversation here. The convo takes an exciting round of twists and turns as the two artists talk about getting back on the road… FINALLY!

Neo-Soul/R&B singer-songwriter Gabrielle Current releases spellbinding debut EP ‘Virgo” + new single “Serenity”

LA-based neo-soul / alt-R&B artist Gabrielle Current releases her spellbinding Virgo EP and lush new single “Serenity” today. A penchant for dreamy synths and soft jazz-infused melodies, the Filipino-Korean-Swedish and American singer-songwriter’s debut collection is littered with metaphors and poetic structure. ‍

Brooklyn Psych-Rock Outfit SNACKS CHAPMAN Reveals “Summer Song”

For the first year, live shows for Snacks Chapman were like games of musical chairs where between songs, members would trade positions. “We’d all switch off and we were all pretty good at everything. But it felt like a novelty and I really wasn’t good at playing drums at all,” says guitarist Ian Lozinski. Now, three years later, during a global pandemic, Snacks Chapman continues to evolve and release new music. Before the pandemic the band had an active live schedule in NYC playing venues like Alphaville, Coney Island Baby, Berlin, Bowery Electric, and many more.

Hooky Track via Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends

“‘Cities Above’ is one of the few songs written when Redmoon still was an active band,” Arne explains. “It’s a song about once sweet love turning bitter. David plays the slide here, and provides some of the beautiful background vocals. The internationally acclaimed band he played in the nineties – The Merrymakers – is evidence enough of the Beatles likeness. Old Redmoon-member Åke Lindgren plays the drums on this one.”


One-man doom metal band Drift Into Black are streaming the new album Patterns of Light via Metal Underground. The album will be released this Friday via Black Doomba records.

Oly Sherman releases new track and video for ‘In The Summer’

Oly Sherman enters an exciting new phase with the release of his new single ‘In The Summer’ and announcement of his highly anticipated album, Land of All Pretend.

Off the back of his previous release ‘Lush Lyfe’, Sherman demonstrates refreshed versatility and skill on ‘In The Summer’ – an element of his artistry listeners are set to experience when his album drops.

Reggae Stars Alborosie and Collie Buddz Team Up For New Single “Ginal.”

“Ginal (featuring Collie Buddz)” is the kick-off single to the new Alborosie album, For The Culture, dropping on back-to-back Fridays. “Ginal,” is a Jamaican slang term to describe a trickster. The song is illustrated with cutting and humorous lyrics about people who talk too much (‘mouth ah massi’), that they will “smile inna yuh face an’ wah take yuh place.” To this reality, Alborosie sings “chattings run road like a Taxi / glued to my word like epoxy / no carry news / laba laba / me ah no foxy….” The digital single for “Ginal” is released May 28th.

Newcastle punk band KID ON A LEASH share new single ‘NMAGLY’

Newcastle rock outfit, Kid On A Leash, keep the momentum going with punchy single ‘NMAGLY’; the creative aftermath of a therapeutic writing fest.

Following on from last year’s releases, ‘NMAGLY’ (or ‘Never Met A Girl Like You’) sonically perches perfectly between their grungier tracks and more instrumentally-focused ‘Butterflies’. Reflecting the lyrical mentions of ‘daydreams’, ‘good vibrations, and an endless summer; the driving guitar riff, hi-hat pulses, and romantic feeling evocative of a top-down drive-around summer.