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If patience would be an Olympic sport, Float Fall would easily take home the gold. It took Brussels based duo Ruben & Rozanne no less than eight years to go from presenting themselves with the single ‘Someday’ (2013) to get their debut full length album ready for release.
Introducing Hamish Hawk | Shares “New Rhododendrons” | New LP out September 17th
Hamish Hawk has shared new track ‘New Rhododendrons’, the third to be lifted from the rising Edinburgh musician’s forthcoming album ‘Heavy Elevator’ which will be released on all formats on September 17, 2021. Standard Edition Vinyl LP, Dinked Edition Vinyl LP and CD will be released on Assai Recordings, pre-order here. Produced by Rod Jones of Idlewild and recorded at his Post Electric Studio in Leith, ‘Heavy Elevator’ contains the singles ‘Calls To Tiree’ and ‘Caterpillar’, both of which were B-listed at BBC 6Music.
After an impressive 2020, which saw her previously shared singles ‘Closure’ and ‘Devils’ land radio plays on BBC Radio 1, 6Music, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio and a flying start to 2021 with the release of singles ‘A Sun Going Down’ and ‘Heaven’ continuing her upward ascent including ‘Track Of The Week’ on BBC Introducing Merseyside for ‘A Sun Going Down’ and picking up tastemaker support from the likes of Wonderland, CLASH, Record of the Day, Under The Radar, The Most Radicalist, When The Horn Blows and many more, fast-rising singer and songwriter Natalie McCool continues the support for her forthcoming full-length ‘Memory Girl’ with the captivating new single ‘Take Me To Your Leader’.
Ida Mae release new single ‘Learn To Love You Better’ today through Thirty Tigers
After the stellar response they received for their forthcoming album’s title-track ‘Click Click Domino’, and follow-up singles ‘Road To Avalon’ and ‘Little Liars’ earlier this year, which were supported by WONDERLAND, Rolling Stone, The Independent, The Guardian, CLASH ‘Track of the Day’, Under The Radar, NME Radio, American Songwriter, Songwriting Magazine and many more, British duo Ida Mae return once again with their next captivating cut ‘Learn To Love You Better’.
CASSYETTE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “PRISON PURSE”
Following the release of her bold and brash single ‘Dear Goth’, Cassyette is back with another explosive track. Barrelling into her rock roots at top speed, Prison Purse is Cassyette’s heaviest track yet and a deafening “Fuck you!” to anyone who dares cross her. Through unhinged howls and searing guitars, Cassyette refuses to repress her rage any longer, snarling her teeth and biting back twice as hard with her signature fiery lyrics and vivid imagery. “Karma’s coming for you – like a kamikaze”…if you needed any more proof that Cassyette is coming for blood – here it is.
HIPPO CAMPUS share sparkling cut ‘Bad Dream Baby’ & announce ‘Good Dog, Bad Dream’ EP
US indie heavyweights Hippo Campus return with sparkling new cut ‘Bad Dream Baby’ and announce their ‘Good Dog, Bad Dream’ EP, out August 6th via NYC indie label Grand Jury (Samia, Twin Peaks, Jordana, Native Sun).
South London artist Vic Santoro has linked up with UK singer-songwriter Anariii on new single ‘Cigar Talk’, out today.
Underpinned by a smooth, majestic production, ‘Cigar Talk’ sees Vic reflecting on the rags-to-riches lifestyle that music has allowed him to live, with the Cameroon-born artist delivering triumphant bars alongside Anariii’s soaring, pitch-perfect vocals.
“Sex to pass the time” Voltagehawk Release “NEON”
Nashville, TN – Voltagehawk has released their next single/video “Neon” (5/28) w/ TLG Entertainment/INgrooves. “Neon” bleeds a sonic charge of flavorful dystopian punk rash elements into a formidable parlay of Voltagehawk brand. The single is scratchy, with industrial undertones at times. This blended group of professional musicians always has a story to tell through their sound and their lyrics, tying this in with their glitchy digitally dark video in a simplistic fashion solidifies everything Voltagehawk delivers in their latest “Neon.”
Swiss Black Metal project Ravendust set release date for the 2nd full-length album
Swiss Black Metal project Ravendust set August 18 as international release date for the 2nd full-length album “The Gold Of The Aura”.
Blistering, 62-second single from Canadian post-punk troop
After returning earlier this year to release their highly-praised comeback single ‘Street Haunting’, their first in five years, Canadian outfit Slow Down Molasses are back once again to announce the details behind their next studio album ‘Minor Deaths’, previewed by the new lead track ‘Son Of Titanic’.
PROVOKER (YEAR0001) ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP ‘BODY JUMPER’
After meeting Lopez at a horror screening, vocalist Christian Petty joined the band in 2018 for their breakout Dark Angel EP. Previously an R&B singer, the group’s music started taking on new shapes with Petty on vocals, finding the middle ground between catharsis and despondency; at the same time, they moved their center of operations from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. Stylistically, they arrived at a masterful blend of synth-forward minor key romanticism and resplendently moody R&B, animated by an electric sense of yearning. “All our songs have some sort of defeatist mentality or insecurity behind them,” said Petty. “Some deep sadness, escapism, and idealism.”
Divide and Dissolve and Chelsea Wolfe Debut “Far From Ideal (Chelsea Wolfe Remix)”
Following the release of their third studio album Gas Lit out now on Invada Records, the heavy multi-dimensional duo Divide and Dissolve surprise with a remix of “Far From Ideal” by Chelsea Wolfe. The track is released today on all digital platforms here and is accompanied by a video directed by notable indigenous music video director Amber Beaton, who comments:
“Chelsea Wolfe’s remix of the already gargantuan Divide and Dissolve track Far From Ideal was a dream to film a music video for. My main goal was to match the energy both artists brought but to also turn it into a love letter to indigenous women, particularly Māori women who are still feeling the effects of colonization and forced religion today. Our spirituality was made illegal and this video calls to summon back our own indigenous gods, many of whom were human like Hine Nui Te Po depicted in this film”. – Amber Beaton
Hot on the heels of his recent single ‘Better’, London-based multi-hyphenate Geo Jordan comes back with the latest offering from his upcoming EP, his sensual new track ‘Let Go’ out 16th June.
A futuristic dose of neo-soul, ‘Let Go’ pairs modern, jazz-inflected production with Geo’s own soaring vocals. Co-written with fellow London-based artist Laura Roy, it marks his second single release in quick succession, following last month’s ‘Better’, which has had incredible support from NME Radio, with both tracks set to feature on his forthcoming EP Technicolour, a record that details his journey of self-discovery and expression as a trans artist.
Paul Rocha Shares the Eternally Optimistic “They’re All Dead”
Paul Rocha (rō-shə) is a left-handed Capricorn multi-instrumental recording artist/producer living in Warren, RI. His musical style can run from acoustic confessional to chamber pop, or from flower power psychedelia to borderline surrealism. His sense of humor often comes through in his music, as does his passion for a turn of phrase. He is a slave to beauty and a sucker for sad.
Multi-Platinum Intl. Artist Dennis Lloyd Announces Debut Album via Arista/Sony
Following the overnight success of his smash single “Nevermind” and a tumultuous two-year period marked by litigation, exhaustion, and a self-prescribed break from the road, the multi-platinum international artist Dennis Lloyd is returning in full-form, reflecting on the highs and lows of his roller coaster journey with his debut full-length album, ‘Some Days,’ out July 2nd via Arista Records / Sony Music Entertainment.
‘Japanese Butterfly’ Lyric Video
Watch Kety Fusco create hypnotic warped harp soundscapes in her ‘Ma Gnossienne’ video
One year after the release of her debut album DAZED, the young Italian-Swiss harpist and composer Kety Fusco gives us a very personal version of the famous song “Gnossienne N.1” by Erik Satie. In this modern reinterpretation, which Kety has entitled “Ma Gnossienne”, the harp is used in an unconventional way to generate sounds that have nothing to do with its classical timbre. The entire sound system is set up with sounds of vinyl scratched on metal strings, objects struck on the soundboard of the pre-sampled classical harp, and analogue effects manipulated live.
Ashley Shadow (ffo Marissa Nadler, Amen Dunes, Cate Le Bon) | Shares new single
Ashley released her debut in 2016 earning support at Pitchfork, Stereogum, KEXP, Brooklyn Vegan, AV Club, Under the Radar and more, in the past she has contributed backing vocals to Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Lie Down in the Light (Drag City), Pink Mountaintop’s Outside Love (Jagjaguwar) and The Cave Singers’ Welcome Joy (Matador). Interestingly, Shadow’s twin sister, Amber Webber, plays in the group Lightning Dust and co-founded psych-rock band, Black Mountain.
Indie dream rock artist Tim Ayre releases new EP ‘Modern Life’
Today, Sydney based musician, composer and vocalist Tim Ayre releases his brand new EP ‘Modern Life’, out via Kitsuné Musique just in time for summer kickbacks. The 5-track EP, featuring singles “Miami Drive” and “Mexican Holiday”, is drenched in nostalgia, drawing on inspiration from rock greats like The Beach Boys and Todd Rundgren. Each track takes its own form, but they are tied together by road trip ready instrumentals, combined with Tim’s charismatic lyricism and charm. The release is accompanied by a quirky, fun music video for the title track. The “Modern Life” video showcases a variety of lifestyles and people, basking in the glowing summer sun.
Ida Mae Shares New Song “Learn to Love You Better”
Today, the Nashville-via-London duo Ida Mae shared their new song “Learn To Love You Better” from their upcoming sophomore album Click Click Domino. Ida Mae writes, “’Learn To Love You Better’ was written for a friend of ours who was wildly and selflessly in love with a partner struggling with mental health issues and wanting to do everything right. It was written on a late 1800s Mandolinetto which we later combined with 70s analogue drum machines- inspired by JJ Cale and John Martyn. We just wanted it to be a lighter breath of fresh air on the record.” Click Click Domino will be released on July 16th, through Thirty Tigers.