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Watch: Dublin rapper Malaki shares powerful visuals for ‘The Riddler’
Having made impact with previous release ‘Someone Like You 2’ which transformed a Van Morrison classic into a bone-chilling commentary on toxic masculinity and its effect on Irish youth, ‘The Riddler’ is just as hard-hitting. Puzzling over anxiety, self-medication and primal fear with morbid fascination, the Stillorgan native engages in a daring tightrope walk along the very edge of sanity as he unveils Calvero, his manic alter-ego.
LA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Gryffin has unveiled new single ‘Best Is Yet To Come’, out 2nd June.
Underpinned by emotion-drenched melodies, impassioned vocals and a suitably epic drop, ‘Best Is Yet To Come’ showcases the refined dance sound that Gryffin has become synonymous with in recent years.
ALEXIS MARSHALL (DAUGHTERS) ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO LP
Poet, artist, and Daugters vocalist Alexis Marshall has announced his solo debut LP HOUSE OF LULL . HOUSE OF WHEN for July 23rd via Sargent House and along with it the first song and video for “Hounds In The Abyss”. Directed by Jeremy W., Marshall notes of the video’s concept “The long stare into the room of self—the universe’s middle distance—the many hidden doors we locate, the many rooms we find. Populated not only by whom else we are, but by places we have been. The places we are. We don’t always pull away from the hot stove.”
Alt / soul sensation Chiiild continues to build buzz with the reveal of gorgeous new single, Eventually. The beautifully crafted, genre fluid cut is taken from his hotly anticipated debut album Hope For Sale, set for release on July 23rd via Avant Garden.
Award-winning trio KARMACODA release their ‘Traps’ video
Award-winning pop trio KARMACODA are sharing the video for ‘Traps’, a single featured on their upcoming album Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire which will be released on the 2nd July via Sola Musa Music. Their previous single, ‘Make Me The One’ has already received support from CelebMix and CLASH Magazine and earned a summer club remix by Peter Tanico (E39) which was featured by the Youtube channel MrNiceSounds, while the original, ‘Traps’ single received support from Hotpress and Irish National radio RTÉ 2XM’s Dan Hegarty’s The Alternative Show. In total, KARMACODA has gained just under 650 000 plays across streaming platforms and have had their creations placed in several film and TV scores.
Nightshifts is the recording project of Toronto based songwriter Andrew Oliver. He works his magic across vintage synths, groovy guitars and drum machines during late-night recording sessions to create soulful and cosmic pop tunes. Nightshifts delivers slow-building progressions of phased synthesizers and delay-coated guitars to create powerful atmospheres that feels close-at-home. The project is both exciting and complex with a fast-growing reputation for kaleidoscopic production and soulful songwriting.
TEE GRIZZLEY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WHITE DIOR TEE” FT. ALLSTAR LEE & BOSS MU OFF OF BUILT FOR WHATEVER ALBUM
Multi-platinum rapper Tee Grizzley releases the music video for “White Dior Tee” ft. Allstar Lee and Boss Mu from his latest album Built For Whatever. On the song, the three Detroit natives join forces on the hard-hitting drill beat, a sound that has become synonymous throughout the midwest music scene.
Foivos – new EP “Distorted”
At the age of 16, began working as a professional musician.22 years later, has become one of the most known guitar players, in the Greek music industry.
Having recorded over 700 songs as a session player, in albums, and thousands of gigs. Toured all over Europe, South Africa, Australia, Canada and U.S.A
His debut E.P “Distorted”, contains 5 original compositions and 1 cover song.
Golden Cinema preps for summer with new single “Little Sunscreen”
Playing out like a hazy summer Saturday filmed in Panavision, “Little Sunscreen” settles into the band’s harmony-laden power pop sound and puts the listener in the passenger seat as the driver hits the pavement, on the run from trouble.
As with most of their music, the new single was recorded as an interprovincial collaboration by the band members – Andy MacDonald (vocals/bass) and Derek Ellis (drums) on PEI; Chris Robison (guitar) and Dan Griffin (keys) in Ontario – who cut their chops during the East Coast pop boom of the early 2000s with acts such as the Polaris Prize nominated Two Hours Traffic, Arkells, and North Lakes.
Reggae-veteran Mr Williamz releases new album ‘Soundkilla Mindset’
‘SoundKilla Mindset’ is a Reggae & Dancehall opus which takes Mr. Williamz back to his roots as a sound system native and draws on inspiration from the OG Nicodemus. A respected statesman of the Portobello dancehall-soaked streets, Mr. Williamz uses modernity combined with elements of styles from the Reggae greats to create a record only someone as proficient and knowledgeable in the scene as he could.
The Mountain Goats present Dark in Here’s sinister title track ahead of the album’s June 25 release
One of the words that John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats used when discussing the direction for new album Dark in Here (out June 25) was “wild.” As the quartet’s bassist Peter Hughes tells it: “Not wild in the sense of abandon—these aren’t those kind of songs. But wild in the sense of something undomesticated, untamable… You can fight the calamity all you want, but either way, it’s going to demand your surrender.”
Midwestern Mosh Maniacs TOXIC RUIN Unveil Video for ‘Divine Acclimation’
“Nightmare Eclipse” – which features artwork by Mark Richards (Revocation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste) – will be released by M-Theory Audio on August 27. Pre-orders are now available for CD, digital, and limited-edition maroon-colored vinyl editions of the album at smarturl.com/toxicruin.
Dragged Under Confirmed As Support On Beartooth Tour
Seattle metal core band Dragged Under have confirmed the band will tour with Beartooth as support this August and September. The run will begin in Las Vegas, NV on August 14 and wrap on September 25 in Grand Rapids, MI. On August 6, the band will release WE’LL DO IT LIVE via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Today, Dragged Under present “Hypochondria” which can be heard and screened here:
joan release “don’t say you love me”, announce titles of two forthcoming EPs, “hi” and “bye” out later this year
Beloved Arkansas duo joan have released the catchy second single “don’t say you love me” TODAY from two upcoming EPs set to hit later this year via Photo Finish Records. Following their recent single “so good” released last month, ‘don’t say you love me’ is a song about letting a relationship go when a partner is no longer fully in it, set over an ever-irresistible melody. joan have also announced the titles of their two forthcoming EP’s, which will be hi and bye, each EP weaving the story respectively about the beginnings and endings of a relationship.
NEEDTOBREATHE RELEASE NEW TRACK “WHAT I’M HERE FOR” OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM INTO THE MYSTERY
“What I’m Here For” follows the recent release of Into The Mystery’s current single “I Wanna Remember” featuring seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood. Underwood also appears alongside NEEDTOBREATHE in the track’s official music video, which exclusively world premiered on CMT, MTV, and ViacomCBS’ Times Square billboard. Next week, NEEDTOBREATHE and Carrie Underwood will deliver the song’s television debut performance at the 2021 “CMT Music Awards”. The show airs on Wednesday, June 9th at 8:00PM ET/7:00PM CT on CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network and TV Land.
“When I first met Jehkai, he played me literally like twenty-to-twenty-five records,”says Knowledge Smith, Atlantic Records Director, A&R. “They were all crazy. He had a voice that stood out from the other similar styles out there. He’s coming into the game with his own sound. As the sound and landscape of music changes over the years, he’ll be able to stay ahead of the curve. His melodies and pockets are wild. He also has an amazing vision for himself and knows how he wants to be presented.”
Alt-Rockers JAMES AND THE COLD GUN Share Music Video For ‘Plug Me In’
Cardiff alternative rock duo James and the Cold Gun are pleased to unveil the video for their new single ‘Plug Me In’, set out now via Gallows’ label Venn Records.
“Nelsonwood Lane is a street I used to live on in a small town called Gloucester, VA when I was about 10,” says Maeson. “When I started writing the tune, my intention was to write about a specific occurrence that happened in my life when I lived there, but what happened is, it started to turn into some kind of time-lapse of many different experiences that, for the first time in my life, I realized we’re connected in a lot of ways. It felt like I was babbling to a therapist about traumatic memories and the lyrics just kept coming. Whenever that happens, I know it’s going to be something very important to me and hopefully becomes something very important to someone else.”