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RATINOFF channels neighborly anger in new song “Light Me Up”
“‘Light Me Up’ came out of frustration and anger,” says the SoCal-based alt-rock RATINOFF (full name: Jay Ratinoff) about his new single out tomorrow, Friday, June 11th. “With everybody spending a lot of time indoors and working and going to school from home, there were a few instances where my neighbors at the time were complaining that my rehearsing during the day was a distraction. It was starting to cause some trouble and that’s where the inspiration for the song came from.”
Black Note Graffiti is back with a video for their ultra catchy, hard-driving and melodic single for “Knights”, dropping June 18, 2021, off of their EP Volume lll Rise. Once again, the the Ann Arbor, MI. rock band displays their passion and drive to bring their strong message to the masses.
Indie metal band Blood of the Phoenix rises to the top of the ranks with their shocking dynamic vocal style, powerful storytelling and robust instrumentation. Drawing inspiration from early 2000s Metalcore, the band has created their niche pocket in the hardcore genre. This five-piece ensemble consists of Jess Escobar as lead vocalist, Bradley Hart & Manny Marwaha on guitar, Jade Weekes on bass, and Nolan Moore on the drums. At its inception, Nolan and Bradley met in recovery on the downtown
Vancouver eastside, struggling with personal addictions.
CARNIFIED is one of the veteran forces from Brazilian extreme metal scene. Formed in 1994 by Alex Oliveira (vocals), Eduardo Araújo (bass), Leonardo Pinheiro (guitars) and Vicente Azevêdo (drums), the group released its first demo, “Putrid Development”, in 1994. In 1996 the group’s music changed, influenced by the British death/doom metal acts, which resulted in their second demo, “The Carnification”. In 1998 their line-up also expanded, becoming a sextet, with which they recorded their first EP, “O Primeiro Elo”. With lyrics that tell stories of a world inhabited by gods who envy the human form they released in 2001 “Where The Gods Bleed”, their debut album.
XJUNE Debut Single “Love How You Lie” Just Released Today!
Gold Drip Music officially signed our newest artist XJUNE on June 9, 2021
XJUNE’s Debut Single “Love How You Lie” released to the public worldwide Today June 10, 2021
Igor Moshkin known as the artist “XJUNE” connected with Gold Drip Music in April.
XJUNE is a Russian-American singer songwriter with vibes consisting of melancholic melodies and powerful verses that stay with you long after listening to his music. He creates songs that become stories that we can all relate to.
iDKHOW Release ‘Mx. Sinister’
Today, I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW) release ‘Mx. Sinister’, the first of four tracks from their upcoming Razzmatazz B-Sides EP, a Record Store Day exclusive vinyl that arrives June 12th via Fearless Records.
Death On Fire release new single
Melodic death metal band DEATH ON FIRE have unleashed their single “A Hell Of Our Own Design” via No Clean Singing. The song is from their upcoming EP Six Foot Box which will be released on July 16 2021.
Frontman Tim Kenefic commented “A Hell of Our Own Design” is a swirling tumult of aggression. Weaving in and out of the narrative that we are our own enemies and we will all burn together in the despair we create for each other.”
JAMES ARTHUR SHARES EMOTIONAL NEW SINGLE “SEPTEMBER”
James says: “Basically the song is about being a massive fuck-up but being with the perfect human being who sticks with you. It’s about the undeniable love you have for that person and wanting to start a family with them.”
“September” follows the release of James’ boldly autobiographical song “Medicine,” which has over 28 million streams on Spotify alone to date. Both songs will be included on his just-announced 4th album It’ll All Make Sense In The End,which is available for pre-order now and will release October 8th via Columbia Records.
RAISSA SHARES NEW SONG “FREE”
In speaking about the track, Raissa says “it’s an internal battle, where caring too much and feeling weak for it, wanting to be cool and strong and unbothered like my idols while trying to remind myself that they wouldn’t be my idols if I couldn’t identify the human emotions they (and I also) go through in their art. That they probably go through things just as much as anybody else.”
New Music from K Camp ‘Game Ain’t Free’ Out Now on Interscope Records
IDK DROPS SOULFUL SUMMER SINGLE “PELOTON”
Today, Maryland rap multi-hyphenate IDK releases his bouncy summer record “Peloton.” Propelled by a soft soul sample and playfully melodic raps, the single is a simmering ode to a woman he can’t get enough of. It folds perfectly into IDK’s forthcoming album USEE4YOURSELF- a collection of anthems that can rock radio airwaves and still leave listeners a message to chew on- available everywhere on July 9.
Big Mess was almost entirely created spontaneously during quarantine in 2020. It began as an experiment Elfman had been considering which combined aggressive rock band and orchestral strings in a way that had not been heavily explored. “Once I began writing,” he explained, “It was like opening a Pandora’s box and I found I couldn’t stop. None of it was planned. I had no idea how many songs I would write but from the start it quickly became a 2-sided project with heavily contrasting and even conflicting tones.”
New Psych Pop by The Mowgli’s Former Members
” ‘Turn It Around’ is about taking back control in your life when it feels like all is lost. After a tough year of change, ranging from close relationships lost to life as we know it turned upside down, this song was made from a place of inspiration to channel inner strength, and move ahead with no regrets,” confides Josh Hogan.
Funk-fueled Indie Rock: Fresh Finds
Glass Dove has received acclaim from the likes of Under the Radar and Earmilk among others, as well as receiving an add on the coveted Fresh Finds Spotify playlist. Thanks for your consideration- he would love to do an interview with you!
MONJOLA SHARES THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE FOR ‘WHERE U AT’ WITH ABY COULIBALY
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.
FRAU FLEISCHER Release New Single/Official Video ‘Baby I’m Free’
Baby I’m Free is the second single from the first Frau Fleischer’s album. After the roughness and darkness of first single Sacrifice, the band is realizing a song that shows a different element of the butcher.
Jessie J Returns With New Self Love Anthem ‘I Want Love’
GRAMMY Award-nominated platinum pop superstar Jessie J returns with her brand-new single, ‘I Want Love’. The track is produced and co-written by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning mega-producer Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Adele) and sets the stage for Jessie’s fifth full length album.
Tomine Berge, aka ur Monarch, is making some of the most fun and inventive music you’ll hear about everything being, well, trash right now. It’s pop music with incredible beats, laden with hooks and some genuinely hilarious self-deprecating lyrics. Following up on the success of her debut single “human garbage disposal plant (scooter)”, the rising alt-pop star is back today with her new single “moulaga”.
NINTH SPHERE Release ‘Taken Home’ Single, Featuring Former Members Of The Browning & SRLSM
NINTH SPHERE’s debut full-length album ‘Oversoul’ boasts 9 tracks and was mixed and mastered in London by former Sikth vocalist, Justin Hill, who has worked with artists such as Betraying the Martyrs, Hacktivist and Heart of a Coward. Guitars, vocals, and electronics were recorded by Brian Cravey with the drums being produced at Empire Sound Studio with producer Alex Gerst. Artwork for ‘Oversoul’ was created by acclaimed tattooist and fine artist, Nick Baxter.
A video of Baxter creating the stunning 24×24 oil painting can be viewed here:
Snakehips and EARTHGANG link up for infectious single ‘Run It Up’
Genre-defying DJ and production duo Snakehips have collaborated with Atlanta hip hop duo EARTHGANG for infectious new single ‘Run It Up’, out today. Melding together Snakehips’ signature chilled out house beats with smooth, melodic vocals from EARTHGANG, ‘Run It Up’ is ready and waiting for when the dancefloors begin to open up over the coming months.
Multi-platinum selling German/Croatian DJ and producer Topic has teamed up with Grammy-nominated US artist Bebe Rexha for their brand new collaboration ‘Chain My Heart’.
Another hit-in-waiting for Topic, ‘Chain My Heart’ flaunts the producer’s “melancholic dance music” style, underpinning Bebe’s vocal prowess. When speaking about the storyline of the track, co-collaborator Bebe explains, “’Chain My Heart’ is about finding somebody that truly captivates your heart, and not wanting to let them go. I had a great time working together with Topic, he is very talented and I am so excited for everyone to hear this song!”
PRODIGIOUS AVANT POP ARTIST WUH OH RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO – ‘DADDIO’
The infectious track embodies Wuh Oh’s signature experimentalist style, and laces disco synth sounds with glitch hop edits, creating a hyper modern clash of jubilant energy and off-kilter melodies. Today, also marks the release of the psychedelic official video directed by long-term collaborator Joe Crogan AKA ZONES Productions.