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“No Fear” is Yultron’s second release from his upcoming project featuring global stars of the East and West. The hybrid electronic / rock track features Kellin Quinn from the band Sleeping with Sirens and pop star Amber Liu from K-pop group f(x). This marks Yultron and Kellin’s second release together, the first being the successful “The Bottom” released on Lowly in 2019. Yultron’s first release from this collection, “Us2” featuring K-pop star Jay Park peaked at #2 on China’s NetEase charts last month. Amber Liu showcases her artistry through her alluring vocals from this latest release, “No Fear” and her first time working with Yultron and Kellin Quinn. The pop star, Liu, just released her solo album “y?” and has been working on numerous collaborations with a variety of global artists in recent months.
As a project, Graeme Cornies’ Kodiak Arcade is a hi-fi homage to the lo-fi sounds of the past. It’s a set of sonic landscapes, where the humanity of the organic performances are intertwined with sounds that can only be created by modern tech.
Dua Lipa meets Camilla Cabello: Stadium Worthy Pop
Entitled “Dangerous” her single is all about taking your power back and owning your own decisions. After suffering a tumultuous relationship with a narcissist, Nazanin was inspired to write this song as an anthem of empowerment to inspire others.
“I am powerful and can and will blow your mind. I am a boss”
The fiery song oozes with perseverance and determination, with soaring vocals and dance-floor ready production that can be compared to the likes of Dua Lipa and Camilla Cabello.
ARCHON present new single ‘Playing the Victim’
By combining metalcore with elements found in both ambient and classical genres, the Danish metalcore quartet ARCHON present an atmosphere which is brutal, mellow, ambient and graceful all at once. Gearing up for the release of their debut EP ‘Altiora’ on June 11, they now present a brand new music video for their latest single ‘Playing the Victim’, which features a guest performance by vocalist Mathias Rønde Uldall-Jessen of ROYAL DECEIT.
Melodic Death Metal Quartet THE ABSENCE Unveil Video For ‘Black Providence’
“We have never been ones to shy away from a slower tempo,” explains drummer Jeramie Kling. “And on ‘Black Providence,’ the sheer density becomes whole within the monolithic cadence. Sometimes we find ourselves afraid to face the pain of reality. The only way to achieve solace is to push through it; to make the tough decisions; to not take the easy way out.”
Out Now // Klaudia Keziah – ‘Dedicated’
Featuring a distinctive tone that sings to the heavens, Klaudia Keziah makes her entrance on the tinkling organ keys with grace and distinction. With a hard-hitting bass dropping into the record as it starts to gather pace, courtesy of hot UK producer Jojo F (Deno, Craig David, Unknown T, Ji, Chunkz), Klaudia’s delivery perfectly twists to suit, placing her in a whole new field of discovery.
Coming straight from the Tanqua’puv galaxy, he wanted to take a short cut through the closest wormhole he could found… The earth he thought had been destroyed by humanity was still there and he didn’t have enough time left to pull the brakes… a crash later he discovered that the only joys left on earth were rock’n’roll, alcohol, sex, video games and Star Wars.
Dead Nature (ex-Spring King, Tarek Musa) shares new single “Falling Down” | Debut album “Watch Me Break Apart” out July 23
Dead Nature, the solo project of former Spring King singer and prolific producer (The Big Moon, Calva Louise, Circa Waves, Dream Nails, Genghar, Police Car Collective) Tarek Musa, is sharing a new single today – “Falling Down”. It is the latest in a string of new tracks to emerge in the run up to the release of his debut album Watch Me Break Apart which is set for release on July 23.
Trust explores the trials felt in personal growth, from resentment to submission and complacency. Sonically it works in a similar way to early Car Seat Headrest, Alex G’s DSU and Big Thief’s U.F.O.F, making use of the empty spaces and packing them with bags of emotion. Lam and Mitchell previously collaborated as 2/3’s of the electronic group I’lls (later called Couture) who had love at Pitchfork, Simon then formed Kllo with his cousin garnering over 100 million streams and finding support at GQ, Stereogum, Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME, NYLON and more before starting Nearly Oratorio (Stereogum, The FADER-backed).
THE NOVUS – Release new single & video ‘Castaway’ | Debut EP ‘Thaleia Standing’ out 18th June
Ahead of the release of their eagerly anticipated debut EP – ‘Thaleia Standing’ on Friday 18th June, emerging Midlands outfit The Novus today share their new single, ‘Castaway’ and it’s coinciding video shot by Jacky P (AKA Jack Parker); former presenter of BBC Introducing WM and touring DJ for Scarlxrd.
KATY FOR KINGS SHARES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘IMPERSONATOR’ – WATCH IT HERE
Katy For Kings has a dual appeal that’s rarely seen in emerging British artists. The 20-year-old is building a following on TikTok and her reimagining’s of songs by Billie Eilish and Madison Beer have picked up thousands of views. Her own songs are big on hooks, melody and emotion – and that talent spoke to her producer and regular collaborator John Fields, whose credits have included huge airplay hits for Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and P!nk.
Electrifying Single from Asian American Pop Artist
BINNY is a bedroom pop artist born and bred in Maryland. Having sung before he could even talk, BINNY’s musicality runs deep in his veins. Growing up in a family of musicians, he learned piano from the early age of six, before self-teaching the guitar and eventually onto songwriting and producing.
London based multi-instrumentist and producer Kevin Erlicher aka Loverground shares his new single, and EP title track ‘Whatever Happens, Happens’, on June 2nd via Majestic Casual. Former front-man of indie band Smooth Ends, the French-Argentinian beatmaker draws on influences, talents and interests beyond the world of music. His latest single is a fresh lo-fi house offering featuring vocal passages about Erlicher’s perspective toward life.
School of X, the moniker of Rasmus Littauer, has grown leaps and bounds since being a jewel in Copenhagen’s underground scene. With previous songs featuring contributions from Ana Perrote (Hinds) and Spencer Zahn (Empress of, Half Waif) and drumming contributions for MØ, Clairo and Liss [the band of recently deceased and beloved lead singer Søren Holm], his solo material now takes centre stage.
Detroit’s own 25-year-old queer rapper/producer/DJ Wreckno, drops the single “Honey Drip” and announces his debut EP Pansy, slated for release June 23rd. Wreckno has made a name for himself, creating a safe space for queer people across the EDM/Bass Music genre, a genre typically lacking that representation. The forthcoming EP comes in June to honor Pride Month and is an exploration of queer empowerment, self-love, and reclaiming his identity with celebratory art doused in pride. Each song on Pansy is representative of Wreckno’s diverse range of musical tastes and styles – it’s the perfect mashup of what a fan can expect from a Wreckno set. ”Honey Drip” is heavily focused on Wreckno’s vocals and is the perfect example to showcase the evolution of the Wreckno project.
COTS ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM ‘DISTURBING BODY’ & SHARES “FLOWERS” VIDEO
Disturbing Body, the intimate debut album by Cots, paints a celestial portrait of lost love and consequence. The solo project of Montreal/Guelph composer, singer, and guitarist Steph Yates blends elements of bossa nova, folk, jazz, and classical against a modern art backdrop, her subtly unconventional style brushed across its lush palette.
SUBWAY TO SALLY Release New Video for “Kleid aus Rosen”
SUBWAY TO SALLY have released the second video from their new live Blu-Ray, Eisheilige Nacht – Back To Lindenpark. This special, intimate version of the fan-favorite “Kleid aus Rosen” (EN: Dress of Roses) offers an absolute world premiere: Ally Storch, as well as Saskia and Birgit from Schandmaul, intonate the legendary three-part polyphony at the beginning of the song for the first time ever live.
This version of “Kleid aus Rosen” stands for what Eisheilige Nacht – Back To Lindenpark is all about: an intimate setting, special guests and unique production.
CHIIILD DROPS NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “EVENTUALLY”
Picking up wide-scale acclaim earlier in the year with Mahalia collaboration Awake, Chiild has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting newcomers around, his blend of indie and R&B fusing together to create a sound which manages to stand apart. Set to make his TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On June 8th, the next few months look exciting for this rising polymath.
Aseity Feat. Taylor Barber New Single/Video “Silent Whispers”
“The musical arrangement is a heavy composition whose blend of heavy, gritty screams and clean vocals will appeal to most metalcore audiences. At times, those gritty screams also reach into the realm of death metal, adding to the song’s interest.” – Phils Picks Review
LOUISANA METAL BAND VENTRUSS RELEASE THEIR NEXT SINGLE “SENTIMENT”
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Hard Rock/Metal Band Ventruss Release their next single/video “Sentiment” with MVK Music Group. Ventruss continues to push their own southern brand of melodic nu-metalcore as they bring up their level over and over again. “Sentiment” is their own sound of metal riffs and, anthemic drums. Lyrically “Sentiment” addresses the topic of self-doubt; revealing the struggle and how it affects the mind by relaying a personal narrative. Ventruss takes a look at the complexities as they continue to create and define their brand with their latest “Sentiment”. Carving their place in the metal world and opening for Buckcherry in Banton Rouge – Ventruss is bringing it
Moneybagg Yo unveils his new song “Rookie of the Year” via CMG/N-Less/Interscope Records ahead of the release of Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant’s new six-part docuseries, “PROMISELAND.”
The triumphant track will air toward the end of “PROMISELAND,” a new docuseries that provides an inside look into Morant’s unexpected rise from unranked high school basketball prospect to NBA 2019-2020 Rookie of the Year.
Moor Mother Signs To ANTI-, Shares Video For Piercing New Track “Zami”
The Philadelphia-based Moor Mother – AKA Camae Ayewa – has signed to ANTI- Records. Moor Mother is a holographic figment of an Afrotopian dream, all at once goddess and warrior, mystic and cyborg, griot and future time traveler, etching noisy pieces of reverie into our consciousness for decades now.
The premiere describes Sleep as “laden with compelling songs, demonstrating a veteran approach to artistic delivery despite the nascency of her music” and as “compelling and mysterious, Dolly Ave is a voice needing to be heard” (Ones To Watch).
LONG SHADOWS DAWN ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM “ISLE OF WRATH” DUE AUGUST 6, 2021
Long Shadows Dawn is a new musical alliance featuring Scottish vocalist Doogie White (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Fest) together with Swedish guitarist Emil Norberg (Persuader). The band’s debut album, “Isle Of Wrath” will be released on August 6, 2021. Today, fans can get their first listen to the guy’s collaboration with the release of the first single and video, ‘Master Of Illusion’.
New Release from Kyle Vincent “Kyle Vincent Singles” On Universal/UMG
Kyle Vincent, the prolific singer-songwriter dubbed “The Crown Prince Of Soft Pop” by Goldmine Magazine, has just released his first album for Universal/UMG: Whatever It Takes (Deluxe Edition). Featuring focus tracks “Wake Me Up When The World’s Worth Waking Up For” (2021); the heartfelt tribute “A Gilbert O’Sullivan Song”; the top-down summer anthem, “Dreaming of July”, and an inspiring theme for emerging from the pandemic, “We’re Gonna Be Alright.” Special Guests on the album include legendary session great Louie Shelton, iconic Japanese guitarist Kyoji Yamamoto, Tommy Dunbar of The Rubinoos, and The Raspberries’ Wally Bryson & Jim Bonfanti. Mastered at Abbey Road by Alex Wharton.
Today Andrew Rinehart shares the music video for his latest single, “Zoë” – directed by rising star Cory Nixon, it is a loose homage to the 1995 black comedy The Doom Generation. The song is taken from the forthcoming EP from Rinehart, Have Fun Idiot (sonaBLAST!) due Aug. 6, which will also feature a duet with Bonnie Prince Billy on a cover of the Dead’s “Friend of the Devil” as well as a cover of The Neccessaries, a band that included Arthur Russell as a member in the early 80s.