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Greek melodic metal masters NIGHTFALL are now premiering the official music video for the song “Martyrs of the Cult of the Dead (Agita)” via OnlyFans! The decision to use this platform is to circumvent the arbitrary and harsh censorship restrictions across all social media, including YouTube, due to nudity and excessive violence.
X Ambassadors Release Video for “My Own Monster”
Multi-platinum-selling rock band X Ambassadors share the video for their latest single “My Own Monster” today. Directed by longtime collaborator Daniel Iglesias Jr., and made in collaboration with Mathematic — the Paris VFX house known for their work on Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” — the video for “My Own Monster” accentuates the song’s noir-pop element by placing Harris in a partially animated alternate universe.
WRECKNO DROPS “HONEY DRIP” VIDEO + TEASES NEW TRACK “HIEROGLYPHS”
Detroit queer rapper, DJ, and producer Wreckno has shared the new music video for his recent, buzzing single “Honey Drip.” The video follows Wreckno as he reigns over a hive of raunchy characters dripping with honey. The opening shot of a single pansy flower growing from the seat of a throne suggests Wreckno’s imminent rise to the crown has begun. At the video’s midway point, the music settles and Wreckno flips it and reverses to a psychedelic video for the hard-hitting, unreleased track “Hieroglyphs,” giving fans an unexpected tease of what’s to come on the 6-track EP.
New single “Cursed”
Our poignant new single, “Cursed,” expresses the feeling of powerlessness and confusion experienced after losing a loved one. It’s a fantasy about an adventure in which you could do anything to be with that person again.
watch new Alaina Castillo video “pocket locket”
Houston born Mexican-American bilingual singer-songwriter Alaina Castillo has delivered the visual to “pocket locket” which premiered on Hunger Magazine + broadcast TV on MTV Live and MTVU. The single is from her debut LP parallel universe pt 1 which arrived last month and describes a strong bond between lovers though one may have an advantage.
“birth by sleep” balances a melancholy message – the struggle to overcome hopelessness borne from the fear of rejection – with mischievously catchy summer-pop songwriting. Juxtaposed by the frenzied and frantic atmosphere of second chapter “by myself” which parallels the apprehension, anxiety, and fear of being alone that the narrator experiences following an unexpected breakup, the tracks create a captivating one-two punch of pop and punk, highlighting boyband’s dynamic ability to entangle the intricacies of hip hop, power-pop, and indie.
Watch + Share “Liteshine” video filmed along the Brooklyn waterfront by experimental duo My Tree, which premiered at Week in Pop today! “Liteshine” is the joyous lead single, out tomorrow (June 18), from the duo’s forthcoming Where the Grace Is.
Mint Simon faces ghosts, drag kings, queens and 00’s pop icons in fantasy filled “Some of Everything” Video – Out Now
From the Backstreet Boys to Romeo + Juliet, Mint Simon, uses iconic pop culture references in their latest video all in celebration of gender fluidity. Coming off the release of the single last week, the front person of Caveboy keeps their momentum going in a stunning, campy fantasy, filled with ghosts, drag queens, kings and even a nod to Celine Dion.
watch new ENNY video for “I Want”
With only a handful of songs released so far and over 28M global streams to date, one name has been on everyone’s lips as a clear frontrunner for Britain’s most exciting breakthrough artist this year, ENNY. Following the premiere of her new single, “I Want” as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World (which was also selected as Nick Grimshaw’s Track of the Week), the 25-year-old Thamesmead-born singer releases the official video, directed by creative collaborator Asher Korner. Displaying a carefree, feel-good aesthetic that perfectly matches the track’s summery tone, it’s another high-quality offering from London’s next superstar. – (PHOTO CREDIT: Fabrice Bourgelle)
After releasing his 2018 debut Darlène, the Quebecois musician Hubert Lenoir made a name for himself by ruffling a few feathers. The breakout album earned Lenoir icon status in his native Quebec, and was the rare French-language Quebec album to find international acclaim, landing Lenoir in publications like i-D, VICE, SSENSE and FADER who declared him “a pop star in any language,” on late night shows in France, where he also landed on the front page of the national newspaper Le Monde, a spot on the Polaris Prize shortlist (the first French-language record to get the nod in seven years), and even, in a bizarre turn of events, on stage at the Barclay Center opening for The Strokes at their New Years Eve show in 2019.
Keaton Henson Shares New Track “Before Growing Old”
In Autumn 2020, Keaton released a new solo record, Monument. It was a fragile, meditative and emotional unravelling of grief in the aftermath of losing his father. For all its hushed acoustics, Monument cocooned its emotion in some beautifully-tender melodies and acute observations, a warm and relatable listen.
CORNERS OF SANCTUARY RELEASE NEW VIDEO
Philadelphia’s Traditional American Heavy Metal band, Corners of Sanctuary (COS), release their new video “Calling A New Day;” capping off the very successful campaign for “Blood and Steel: Volume One” as the band gears up to roll out the 2nd part of the double issue, “Blood And Steel” Volume Two later this summer.
Dream Racer premiere EP early via New Noise
Southern Californian pop punk act Dream Racer have unveiled their debut EP, Gloomy Eyes, a day early with an exclusive premiere and interview with New Noise.
“The concept behind Gloomy Eyes is inspired by the internal war our singer/songwriter Robert was fighting throughout 2019-2020,” drummer Michael Raso told New Noise. “The struggles that come with growing up and the burdens of life are things all of us can relate to no matter the different paths we took.”