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WYNONA – Bedroom-pop newcomers share new video for ode to homesickness ‘Get Back To Myself’
An ode to homesickness and the isolation of living in a city half the world away, Wynona’s debut single is a blissful, romanticised bedroom-pop number led by Natalie’s honeyed melodies and a simultaneously uplifting and soothing combination of jangled rhythms and nostalgic guitar lines.
Journey Share New Song “The Way We Used To Be”
Today, Journey share their new song “The Way We Used To Be.” The song is the multi-platinum band’s first new music since 2011’s album Eclipse, and the first song released by the band’s revamped lineup featuring Neal Schon (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals), Randy Jackson (bass), Narada Michael Walden (drums) and Jason Derlatka (keyboards, backing vocals). “The Way We Used To Be” marks Walden and Derlatka’s first studio recordings with the band, and Jackson’s first since 1986’s Raised On Radio. The song was produced by Narada Michael Walden at his Tarpan Studios, with co-production by Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain. Schon says of the new song:
POWERWOLF Releases New Single + Cinematic Music Video “Dancing With The Dead”
2021 is once again completely under the spell of the wolves: With the announcement of their new studio full-length Call Of The Wild, the high priests of heavy metal – POWERWOLF – have not only stirred up the international scene, but their first single, “Beast of Gévaudan”, has also cemented their incomparable success.
Mandolynne is an emerging indie-alternative artist from Hamilton, Ontario. Her unique, soulful tone floats over instrumentals like a moody wave. From a young age, Mandolynne was met with a string of tragedies and used writing as a tactile way to explore her dark thoughts and verbalize her internal reactions to her surroundings. Her lyrics are a direct reflection of her lived experiences and have enabled her to face many demons. Her raw and pointed approach may help others to explore such thoughts and shared lived experiences within themselves.
Young Dolph Signee Chitana Shares “4AM,” A Soulful Trap Love Song
A soulful and conversational rapper who caught the ear of Young Dolph, Chicago native Chitana is always on his grind. Today, the newly-minted Paper Route EMPIRE signee shares “4am,” a tender trap love song. Marked by sirenic vox synths and a tasteful R&B chord progression, “4am” finds Chitana kicking his game, spitting sensual bars in his laid back style before showing off his raspy singing voice on the hook.
Winning fans with her unique perspective on L.A street rap, Compton’s Azjah has a bright future. Baring her soul in a romantic new video, Azjah shares the new clip for “Soul Ties.” Produced by Bizness Boi (6LACK, PartyNextDoor), “Soul Ties” mixes tender, new age keys and woodwinds with crisp percussion, creating a swirling pocket for Azjah to melodically explore the conflict between her hardened street persona and her inner romantic. In the video, directed by Azjah herself, the “Soul Ties” video tells a sweetly romantic story of Azjah and her latest girlfriend, starting with a meet-cute at a Compton gas station (Azjah pulling up in her Maserati), and progressing to intimate nights at the club and the crib.
dramatic synth-pop ballad “Lucky” produced by Ed Buller/Psychedelic Furs drops as cassingle on RSD
After releasing a trio of new wave singles (“Hide,” “New You,” and “Scream 4 Love”) Basic Elements returns with the dramatic synth-pop ballad, “Lucky.” Carrying echoes of early Tears for Fears and INXS, “Lucky” is a slow burn that takes flight with a powerful, surging chorus that’s met with an equally satisfying drop, both of which are bound by haunting lyrics that teeter between love, loss and gratitude. In addition to the Ed Buller (Suede, Pulp, Psychedelic Furs) produced studio recording this new cassingle’s B-Side features a live version of the song performed in 1987.
Singer-Songwriter and Mental Health Awareness Advocate, STRINGZ EMB Releases Visuals To His Song “PERFECT”
“PERFECT” was written and produced by Stringz EMB and co-produced by PJ Fresh. The animated and family-oriented music video was directed by Recokh. “Perfect is a musical masterpiece with a blend of fast words and soulful music,” mentions Stringz. The St. Louis native and father of two opens up his heart, sharing everything that has been going on since 2020, from the ongoing pandemic to the perception of perfection people see when they look at him, not seeing that he has all the same challenges and obstacles just like the rest of us.
BENDIGO FLETCHER RELEASE NEW TRACK “ASTRO PUP” FROM FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM FITS OF LAUGHTER
On “Astro Pup,” the band delivers a heartbreak anthem spiked with heavenly harmonies and radiant banjo melodies. As Bendigo Fletcher’s first time working with an outside producer (Ken Coomer, original drummer for Wilco and Uncle Tupelo), Fits of Laughter draws much of its freewheeling energy from the deliberately unfussy nature of their recording sessions. “Going into working with Ken, we felt confident that we wanted to retain the jangly sweetness of the music we’ve made in the past,” shares frontman Ryan Anderson. “There’s loose ends and missed beats that we didn’t intend to make happen, but those moments always feel really special when they’re resolved—it sounds like a band actually playing together.”
HO99O9 DROP COLLAB TAPE FT. PUSSY RIOT, PINK SIIFU AND MORE
“There’s something powerful in moving as an army, as a unit, as a force,” asserts Ho99o9’s theOGM (who produced the mixtape under his LilBooth moniker). “It’s paying homage to all the Collectives / Crews like Wu Tang, Dip Set, G Unit, Ruff Ryders, Rawkus, Roc a Fella / State Property, FlipMode Squad, O.F., A.S.A.P.”
WESTON SUPER MAIM: Metal Injection Premieres “180-Degree Murder” From Transatlantic Extreme/Progressive Tech Metal Duo Featuring PDP Member
WESTON SUPER MAIM has been lurking in the shadows as a one-man recording project spearheaded by UK musician Tom Stevens (All Of Space, Brown Stratos) for some time, however 180-Degree Murder marks a new level of intent, with US-based Seth Detrick of Los Angeles thrash outfit PDP uniting with Stevens to handle vocal duties. Drawing inspiration from the abstracted time signatures of Meshuggah, the groove and dissonance of Will Haven, and the riffs-above-all-else approach of Crowbar, as well as the boundary-pushing musicianship of bands like Car Bomb and Humanity’s Last Breath, the EP is a devastatingly heavy, surprisingly melodic journey through the extreme metal landscape.
Tirzah Announces New Album ‘Colourgrade’ + Shares Video For New Single “Tectonic” | Featured As The FADER’s June 2021 Cover Star
Colourgrade follows 2018’s immediate cult classic LP, Devotion. Recorded soon after the birth of her first child and shortly before her second child was born, it forms a subconscious snapshot across a year when Tirzah was playing live regularly for the first time, in the depths of promoting Devotion.
DAVE OKUMU ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO PROJECT ON TRANSGRESSIVE RECORDS; LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “RTN”
After years working mostly behind the scenes, Dave Okumu is now stepping in to the spotlight with a debut solo project. Already one of Britain’s most respected and sought-after songwriters, producers and musicians, Okumu has collaborated with an array of artists, including; Arlo Parks, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, St Vincent, Tony Allen, Jessie Ware, Grace Jones, David Lynch and Adele. He is also the founder, singer and guitarist of Mercury-nominated band The Invisible.
Ellis shares “hell” feat. Chastity/new EP out tomorrow
nothing is sacred anymore, the new EP from Ellis (the project of Hamilton, Ontario-based musician Linnea Siggelkow) is due out tomorrow (June 25th), and today she is sharing a final single from the release, a track entitled “hell” that is a collaboration with the artist Chastity (aka Brandon Williams). The EP is her first new music since the release of her debut full length Born Again, and has so far been hailed as some of her most emotionally intimate work to date. It feels appropriate in that context that the EP’s final single features Williams, who is her partner, and explores the idea of the afterlife, recalling the religious upbringing that was a major theme of her first album.
STÖNER: stream debut album ‘Stoners Rule’ in full!
Desert rock supergroup STÖNER (with Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri and Ryan Güt) stream their anticipated debut album ‘Stoners Rule’ in its entirety, ahead of its official release this Friday 25th June on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Hard rock band The Lonely Ones released a new single titled “Dyin’ All Night Long” to all major platforms via Imagen Records!
“The song is about an abusive relationship, which is a lot more common than most people realize. It’s easy to see from the outside looking in. When you’re in one of those relationships, you make excuses for the other person. In this song the victim has had enough” says Marty McCoy, the band’s vocalist/guitarist.
Platinum Selling Singer-Songwriter Tebey Releases Official New Music Video for “Song of the Summer” Featuring Irish Superstar Una Healy – Out Now
“Song of the Summer” highlights the Canadian country star’s strong vocals as he harmonizes with Irish country/pop sensation and former member of the multi-platinum UK band The Saturdays, Una Healy about an unforgettable summer love. The new song was released on June 10 via Jayward Artist Group / The Orchard / Sony Music Canada, and is available worldwide here.
GLOOP was formed in 2016, in a basement in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, uniting vocalist/guitarist Dominic Gianninoto (Rhin), drummer Max Detrich (Big Weird), and bassist Blake Douglas (The Dead Monks). In 2017, GLOOP released their debut album The Tourist through Grimoire Records, who also released their second album, Smiling Lines, in 2019, the latter in collaboration with Buzzhowl Records in the UK.
Astonishing Alt-rock UK Band Giant Sky shares their album ‘Not Today’.
London-based alt-rockers Giant Sky will be releasing their debut album, Not Today on the 25th of June via Bloody Sunset Records. The album follows the release of ‘Human’ which was accompanied by a live video, ‘Change’ and ‘Snow’, as well as ‘Rust’. For the old-school rockers, Not Today will also be released on limited edition vinyl. The quartet has been supported by tastemaker publications CLASH Magazine and Atwood Magazine as well as the National UK station Planet Rock/ Kerrang!’s Wyatt on The New Rock Show.
After gracing the world with a string of incredible singles this year, Toronto-based alternative R&B artist Kira Huszar – better known under her moniker LOONY – now reveals her much awaited EP, soft thing, out today. The project has dropped with “mine” as the focus track, featuring New Orleans rapper and musician Pell.
Eva Tolkin is a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. She resides in New York City where her reputation as a highly sought after vocalist begets her burgeoning career as a solo artist. Today she releases her new EP, ‘City and Sky’.