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DRAWN AND QUARTERED: Death metal stalwarts debut “Carnage Atrocity”
Remarks Herb Burke, the band’s vocalist and bassist:
“With jagged slashing and frenzied disembowelment, ‘Carnage Atrocity,’ is a neck-snapping orgy of violence that will sear itself upon the mind; a traditional tale of graphic gore from the birth of serial killing, its end vanishing into the mists of the unknown.”
Daddy’s Issues – New Release
David Browning released his debut pop album on Jan 1, 2021 after dropping singles the preceding year. ‘Daddy’s Issues’ was produced by grammy-award winner Ian Prince. The lyric video for the title track has been viewed over 500K times on Youtube. Associated videos have been viewed over 2 milion times.
Keonte is an artist from Austin, Texas. As a songwriter for as long as he can remember, Keonte found his path in music after going out to various local music venues and bars where he gained his affinity for art-culture at a young age. This has not only affected the type of music Keonte feels inspired by, but has had a direct influence on his personal style and approach to his craft. As a festival-goer and a self-proclaimed “internet-age geek,” Keonte is driven by the motivation to speak on how to make things fitting for his generation and the future, and is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.
Delivering a dopamine boost of alternative R&B from Dublin, Monjola has grown in stature over the course of his three singles to date. His rise started last summer when his debut ‘Feels Right’ was named as an RTÉ 2FM Track of the Week and continued with ‘Know You’ and ‘Smile’. Growing international airplay has included Radio 1, 1Xtra and Reprezent in the UK, plus KCRW in the States and Triple J in Australia. Meanwhile streaming adds have included Spotify’s New Music Friday, Fresh Finds and Alternative Hip Hop, as well as playlists curated by Dazed and COLORS.
MOON COVEN: watch “Further” and get lost in the woods…
Up and coming Swedish psychedelic doom band MOON COVEN take you deeper into their dream realm, with their brand new “Further” video. Their third full-length ‘Slumber Wood’ is available right now on Ripple Music.
Bathed in a sublime pink aura, “Further” unfurls this dark, forlorn number with soaring vocals and deadly downtuned leads, as acid bubbles blossom around dreams of solitary walks through the cold, lonely woods. This new video is a perfect example of the occult energies MOON COVEN are able to deploy to mesmerize their audiences.
‘Couldn’t God Damn Someone Else’ is the second single from the new El Misti album ‘All is Lost’. Epic harmonising violins waltz around lyrical themes of increasing despair at the unceasingly harsh conditions of a life. Disconnection and alienation are juxtaposed by the majestic. Acoustic roots music with a heartfelt numbness, will leave the listener reminiscing of a time when they themselves asked: Couldn’t God Damn Someone Else?
After last year’s eponymous debut, El Misti return with their second album in 2021. Despite turbulent times and ever-changing circumstances, ‘All is Lost’ marks a striking development in their sound and musicality.
Germany-based Contemporary R&B artist Ninja Nai links up with Lekker Collective for the re-release of her single “Soul Tie”. Written, produced and engineered by the incredibly talented lady herself, “Soul Tie” perfectly highlights her full musical spectrum, from the golden voice she is blessed with to her production skills. – INFINIT
“Soul Tie” is about what toxic relationships can do to you. I witnessed it so many times, and when I realised a person I was very close to me went through it, I knew there was nothing I could do except understand and support them – Ninja Nai
Scott Quinn releases captivating pop-ballad “Holding On To Letting Go”
London-based producer/songwriter/singer Scott Quinn today releases his new single “Holding On To Letting Go” – the third taste of his upcoming debut EP ‘BETTER FOR ME’, out June 25th.
New single “Holding On To Letting Go” is a subtle, emotionally-charged ballad pairing Quinn’s remarkable vocal talents with tasteful electronics and plush instrumentation.
Multi-talented rapper Bawo drops stunning new track and visuals to “Starts With A Text”
Dubbed as an artist to watch for 2021 by BBC Radio 1’s Shay Sade, the precocious young star surfaces with a beautifully enticing soundtrack comprised of flawless percussive elements, soft piano keys and stunning lyricism the form of singing and rap. Renowned for his distinct vocals and immaculate production methods involving a multitude of genres from Trap to Garage, to Baile Funk, “Starts With A Text” blurs the lines of British Hip Hop like no one else.
Necronautical Announce Fourth Album + Share “Hypnagogia” Video — WATCH
The band also announced its fourth album Slain In the Spirit, due out August 20 via Candlelight/Spinefarm Records.
“We are proud to announce the release of our fourth album Slain in the Spirit,” the band says. “Produced once more by Chris Fielding at Foel Studio, as well as featuring guest performances from soprano vocalist Victoria Harley, this album represents our most ambitious and contorted material to date. With this announcement, we are pleased to share a taste of things to come through our latest single and music video for ‘Hypnagogia.'”
Out Now // Jesse Royal – ‘Natty Dread’
The revered Jamaican artist Jesse Royal gears up for his anticipated sophomore album Royal with “Natty Dread,” his fifth song reveal from the 11-track release out June 11, 2021 via Easy Star Records. “Although we argue and we fight, everything gonna be alright. Dem tell you this and tell you that but you always have my back. You love the Natty Dread,” he professes on his new song. As he confesses his devotion for his Queen on this ride-or-die anthem, his rugged and smooth lyrics ride over the infectious dub rhythm, produced by Sean Alaric.
Meggie Lennon (ffo Melody’s Echo Chamber, Helena Deland) | Shares new single / Announces debut album
The album is out via the Montreal DIY label, Mothland on July 9. The record features contributions from Gabriel Lambert of Elephant Stone (MIEN, The Black Angels) and Jules Henry of Super Plage with production helmed by Samuel Gemme who worked on Junior, the latest record from Sub Pop-signed Montreal band, Corridor.
Bristol-based five-piece NO:IR challenge authority in music video for latest single ‘Spineless’
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.
Scotland’s Laurence Murray Project release swirling soul-psych-pop ‘NPD’
Laurence Murray Project recorded their sophomore release ‘NPD’ at the UK’s most remote recording studio: Black Bay Studio on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This setting helped create the sense of intrigue and mystery to this stunning psychedelic and rock infused single.
Incognito rapper 32’M (three two M) has built a veil of fascination around his profile with a run of homage-based music aimed at his peers. Catchy titles including ‘J Hus’, Headie One’ and ‘Headie One 2.0’ sparked the initial interest of fans, whilst the content has kept them hooked and resulted in hundreds of thousands of views for the emerging star. Now that he’s got our attention, 32’M embarks on the next phase of his career and delivers new single ‘M24’.
CHAPTER AND VERSE RELEASE ‘SOMETHING IN THE WATER’
In a world that is seemingly becoming darker, alt-rockers Chapter and Verse are remaining defiantly optimistic. In their post-pandemic return, the new single ‘Something in the Water’ is just as deeply introspective as they’ve ever been and their resiliently inquisitive approach permeates through their music, their attitude and their growing fan-community ‘The New Breed’.
LUMP (Laura Marling + Mike Lindsay) – Release “Climb Every Wall” || ‘Animal’ out 30 July
LUMP – the product of London singer-songwriter Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of the band Tunng – return today with a new track from their upcoming sophomore album ‘Animal’ (out July 30th via Partisan/Chrysalis). ”
Climb Every Wall” is available everywhere now, and is accompanied by a music video shot and edited by Tamsin Topolski and Mora Laming.
Killbox Unleash Music Video for Rodan
‘Divine Profits’ stands as the second album legendary producers Ed Rush and Audio have released as part of their Killbox project, an outfit which boasts orchestrating some of the most pivotal changes in the darkside drum & bass underworld. Debuting in 2017 and unleashing a sleuth of releases which have marked their place within the genre’s chronologies, Killbox do what they do best from start to finish and that’s unload sounds which are not written for a commercial sphere. And that’s why they’ve gained such a cult following over the decades they’ve been active, amassing a fan base which has seen them still garner tastemaker support. Their experience shines through ‘Divine Profits’ and it’s an album to get strapped in for as you’re taken through each seismic record.
K-POP’S 4TH GENERATION LEADERS TOMORROW X TOGETHER RELEASED NEW ALBUM THE CHAOS CHAPTER: FREEZE
K-pop’s 4th generation ‘It’ boys TOMORROW X TOGETHER (SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN, HUENINGKAI) have finally released their long-awaited second studio album on May 31.
The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE begin’s the Chaos Chapter, TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s second album series, following their previous Dream Chapter series. It tells the tale of a boy who has frozen as a result of the onslaught of the world.