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Artist: Meg Williams – Track: Live and Learn
Nashville-based guitarist, songwriter, and singer, Meg Williams, performs at notable venues across the country with her full band, as a solo/duo act, and as a guitarist for other artists.
POLO G DROPS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “PAINTING PICTURES” FROM BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘HALL OF FAME’
The Acute are an exciting two piece rock group shaking up the underground and breathing new life into New York rock music. Viveca Butler, the drummer, singer and songwriter previously created the critically acclaimed heavy metal band Occultation which toured the US, Canada, and Europe. She also played in a number of other critically acclaimed bands, including Dayglow, and has played shows with MGMT and Chairlift as well as with Blondie in 2009 and many other revered bands.
New Track from Incendiary Sweet
Victoria wrote “Disaffected Scrolling Thru” after discussion with a friend about getting trapped on the treadmill of “never enough money, never enough validation despite the hollow nature of the pursuit. So many of us don’t love the social media game, but we all live within the social constraints of our generation and this culture of scarcity. More personally, the song’s about managing the tensions of pursuing self-expansion while staying true to oneself.”
Music Releases from Various “Warner Music South Africa 15 June 2021” On Warner Music South Africa
Faith K releases her long-awaited single ‘Moyeni’. The song features up and Cape town born Thabsie; the South African R&B vocalist, popularly known for hit singles, African Queen, and Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe
‘Moyeni’ is Faith K’s follow up sing after his release of Champ that features her fellow Hip Hop Master Mind pH RAW X, and She featuring another Hip Hop Master Mind Reason.
THE SPIRIT 800 NEW SINGLE “ON THE BEACH”
Manchester-based dance project, The Spirit 808, release their new single ‘On The Beach’, an uplifting, positive track after the year we have all lived through. Rob Forster, the singer songwriter behind the project, explains ‘The world needs some optimism and we all need to be ‘on the beach’ at least in spirit; hope exists and better times are on the way.’ During the pandemic Rob worked for the NHS and witnessed incredible acts of sacrifice and kindness, saw the best of people, the good humour and undeniable belief in good times to come, where we can once again meet, hug, love, laugh and dance. The track encapsulates the almost undefinable excitement of going on holiday and the sense of possibility; recording virtually during lockdown made the experience even more poignant. Rob explains: ‘On The Beach’ was an escape for the mind as much as a postcard from the future’.
Watch: ‘Saudade’ New Video For Dreamy Track From London-Based Italian Altpop Duo Palmaria
Showcasing their trademark hypnotic pop sound, ‘Saudade’ is a dreamy slice of soulful alt-pop for fans of The xx, Little Dragon and Sylvan Esso. Seamlessly blending organic sounds, delicate guitar riffs and a charming vocal delivery, ‘Saudade’ instantly leaves the listener in a dreamy state of longing. The release comes with a beautiful visual in collaboration with Italian fashion designer Barbara Bologna and director Francesco Quadrelli.
all cats are beautiful present the second single from their debut EP with new track ‘thought i saw u in the shop last nite’
DMY and 0800-MOSHI-MOSHI proudly presents ‘thought I saw u in the shop last nite’, the second single from all cats are beautiful’s debut EP – ‘the things we made’. all cats are beautiful’s Kyle (they/them) and Elena (she/they) describe themselves as “two queer best friends making dance music but for sad people” but that only really scratches the surface of the East London duo’s candlelight post-pop.
“Going Away” is the best example yet of Sinister’s extraordinary combination of house lounge music with adult alternative vocal style and subject matter: break-ups and the great art they have inspired, from Verlaine to Hemingway to Gainsbourg, Jimmy Webb, Jeff Buckley and Lana Del Rey – who are all quoted in the song.
Rochester, NY band OVTLIER will release their new single “BULLETPROOF” via Zoid Entertainment on June 25, 2021. The band announced that they will join Gemini Syndrome on their USA Summer Tour along with A Killer’s Confession and Pushing Veronica. The tour starts on July 9th in Salt Lake City, UT at Royal Bar and concludes on August 15th in Albuquerque, NM -at Launchpad.
MUSCLE VEST explore the oppressive elements of modern society with ‘Live Laugh Loathe’ EP
Formed in 2018 over a mutual appreciation for ugly rock music, MUSCLE VEST, have been making waves across the London alt rock scene with their brand of abrasive sardonic noise rock.
Comprised of veterans of London’s music scene (Massacres, Lull, Thunder On The Left, Bourgeois & Maurice etc.) and taking influence from bands such as Pissed Jeans, Melvins, mclusky, The Jesus Lizard and Whores, MUSCLE VEST aim to reflect the struggle of the average person against an exploitative system within a crumbling state.
YSL Recording Artist Unfoonk Releases New Single + Video “Temperature”
Today, Young Stoner Life Records recording artist Unfoonk releases his new single “Temperature” accompanied by the music video. The new song is the first release off of his forthcoming mixtape My Struggle to be released this Friday 6/18. This new release comes off the back of his standout introspective song “Real” which features Young Stoner Life Records CEO and Unfoonk’s blood brother Young Thug from the label’s compilation album Slime Language 2 released earlier this year. With this new song “Temperature” Unfoonk’s versatility is on full display. While many have come to know him for his soulful delivery, on “Temperature” Unfoonk debuts a more calibrated flow.
Modern Darkwave Act EMPTY STREETS Announces First Single
The EP’s first single, the fabulously melancholic title track “Age of Regret,” is available now via all digital music providers. “This is a song about realizing you’ve made an awful deal with the devil years ago and now you’re in too deep,” says EMPTY STREETS mastermind Aaron Thompson. “It’s a last gasp of begging for mercy before the tide takes you under.”
Their bouncy new punk rock track, “Four Years Later,” chronicles the high school experiences of vocalist/guitarist Dan Bell, vocalist/guitarist Gabriel Higazi, bassist James Carr and drummer Spencer Holmes, a farewell of sorts as they move onto a new chapter of their lives.
Southern California-based indie psych-rock artist Karaboudjanshares his third single, “I’ll Be Just Fine” via Under the Radar who praised how he “paints soundscapes of nostalgic beauty and sweetly romantic lyricism.” “I’ll Be Just Fine” is the third single off his solo debut, IMAGO, due out September this year.
Piroshka (Members of Lush, Modern English, Moose & Elastica) Share New Track “V.O.”
Of the track, which is a tribute to Vaughan Oliver, 4AD’s legendary in-house art director who died in late 2019, Piroshka vocalist Miki Berenyi says: “I wrote this originally as an instrumental but the rest of the band convinced me to put a vocal on it. The lyrics are snapshot snippets of Vaughan Oliver’s funeral in January 2020 – lines from the speeches, fleeting impressions of the day. I’m getting to the age where the people I grew up with are dying and I find funerals a comfort in the sadness, formal but emotional, a celebration of a life, a space for the living to reconnect.” The video, directed by Connor Kinsey / Home Picture Films, can be viewed HERE.