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‘Phuck School’ – new track + video from London rapper atlas azure
atlas azure is a London-based multidisciplinary creative and rapper. His music is authentic storytelling which aims to empower whilst exploring themes which include frustrations with societal structures, the complexity of relationships, the changing world around us and his own grief following the devastating loss of both his parents and his cousin.
TURNSTILE SURPRISE RELEASE NEW EP & SHORT FILM – ‘TURNSTILE LOVE CONNECTION’
Earlier this month, TURNSTILE shared the EP’s lead track “MYSTERY” which marked the first new music from the Baltimore band since the release of their 2018 breakthrough LP, TIME & SPACE. The FADER named “MYSTERY” one of the 20 Best Rock Songs Right Now, while Pitchfork added the song to their weekly Pitchfork Selects playlist. Rolling Stone praised the track’s “no-nonsense barrage of chugging power chords, stadium-sized rock drums, and scorching guitar solos,” with Stereogum declaring, “If you’re gonna go big, you might as well go gigantic, and with ‘MYSTERY’ TURNSTILE sound like they’re about to be huge.”
NCT DREAM RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “HELLO FUTURE”
Hello Future features three new songs — including “Hello Future” — in addition to the original ten tracks from their debut album Hot Sauce, released May 10, 2021. Acclaimed by fans and critics alike, Hot Sauce has already sold over 2 million albums, and the music video for the title track has amassed over 110 million views and counting.
Los Santos: Debut single ‘On the Strip (Vegas Baby)’ from former members of The Saints / The Members and Wonk Unit’s Alex & Vez
‘On the Strip (Vegas Baby)’ is a three-minute love song to 1970’s Las Vegas invoking the Rat Pack, gangster run casinos, cars as big as bars cruising the neon of sin city.
The song inspired filmmaker Toby Holdsworth (Oil City Confidential, East End Babylon, Soundsceen London) to cut up glorious technicolor images of Vegas back in the day.
“Girls” arrives just in time to wrap up Pride Month, serving both as an authentic declaration for the fluid artist and a message that galvanizes women (and all people, regardless of gender or orientation) to live and love unabashedly. On the track, Betta Lemme asks, “Why can’t we just love who we love and have a good time? Maybe it’s not that hard, so baby, let’s try!” Co-written with GRAMMY-nominated Jenn Decilveo (FLETCHER, Miley Cyrus, Marina) and Jordan Riley (Dua Lipa, Mabel, Sigrid), the lyrics came from a session in which she confessed her first crushes were both Princess Diana and David Bowie. – photo credit: Alexis Belhumeur
Blending various styles from dream pop & rock to minimal electronic & ambient drone, this eclectic 4-track release is the debut release from theatre sound designer Kevin Gleeson.
Since launching the music of Sour Blood with a sold out live show at Dublin Dance Festival in 2019, Gleeson has spent lockdown developing the sonic language of ‘Good Nevers’. Gleeson is a long time collaborator with award-winning Irish theatre company Dead Centre and has previously worked on acclaimed productions at leading international venues, including Schaubühne, Berlin & Burgtheater, Vienna.
A Flock Of Seagulls returns with ‘Say You Love Me’, lead single from their New Album ‘String Theory’
Following up on their 2018 their “Ascension” album, the band return with ‘Say You Love Me’, the lead single from their new album, the second installmentof their Orchestral Hits opus. ‘String Theory’ includes 11 new recordings of some of their classic hits and fan favorites.
The ‘Say You Love Me’ single comes with a eight different versions, remixes and a music video. The track is full to the brim of soaring strings, uplifting grooves and widescreen scope. Mikes positive message in the vocals knitting the new recording together with aplomb. Remixes are both of the 80s style “extended” variety and also newly reproduced versions, with Soda Pimps offering a electronic diversion on the track.
Havoc Faction shares comic book-infused music video
Let’s clear something up first, Havoc Faction isn’t just a band. Not really. It’s far more complicated than that. Havoc Faction is a multimedia experience that utilizes well-versed comic book illustrators, animators, film makers and music producers to help bring their science-fiction story and music to life.
Toronto Rocker And Roller Derby Star SIOBAMM Crushes “Bones” with New Single
Roller derby enthusiast turned production badass of rock and roll, Siobamm trades in her roller skates for electric guitars and microphones on her new single, “Bones” — available now!
The indie songstress is no stranger to the recording studio, having been introduced to the music community through her family’s band Madd Paddy. As Siobamm remembers, she stepped into the recording booth at the age of ten, and thereafter spent her formative years in Irish bars watching her talented kin perform.
Out Now: 12AM And Jutes Unleash Spring Breakers-Inspired Video For “Ski Mask”
Prolific alternative Pop, Hip Hop, and R&B artist 12AM taps Jutes for his latest single “Ski Mask” out now via Sony Music Canada. The new heat arrives with a Spring Breakers-inspired video co-directed by 12AM himself and Chris Villa (Post Malone, Tyla Yaweh).
The hard-hitting track encompasses infectiously melodic vocals escorted by 12AM’s ability to captivate audiences with his storytelling prowess. With lyrics outlining love and what can be put on the line to keep it, “Ski Mask” is one of many chapters to come.
Paper Idol Shares “Seen This All Before” Video Via COOL HUNTING
Today, Paper Idol shares his EP, Mania Days, out today via CloudKid. To commemorate the release, the music video for “Seen This All Before” is out now. COOL HUNTING premiered the video, praising how “under its sunny, synth-driven exterior beats the song’s lyrical edge.”
Music Video // TARELA – Hold Me Down
Saxapahaw, NC indie-pop outfit, The Collection has released their latest single, ”Loud” – a song written as both a witness and call to action surrounding the political unrest of late 2020 and early ‘21.
Legendary NY collective The Lesson GK release debut full-length album ‘Another World’ on Jammcard Records
The Lesson GK, a diverse multi-instrumental collective that have become a legendary staple over the course of their 7 year residency performing in New York City, have released their debut full-length album Another World, on Jammcard Records.
Earlier this month, The Lesson GK gave listeners their first glimpse of what is bound to be the underground hit of the summer, with the single “Boogie” featuring the hip-hop legend DJ Premier.
Award-winning pop trio KARMACODA are sharing their video for ‘Feels’, the single is taken from their upcoming album Slow Down, Melt and Catch Fire which will be released on the 2nd July via Sola Musa Music. The trio has received support from the likes of CLASH Magazine, Hotpress, CelebMix, Son Of Marketing, and Irish National radio RTÉ 2XM’s Dan Hegarty, to name a few. The video for their single ‘Make Me The One’ won two 2021 Hermes Creative Awards (Platinum) and Unglued music video (Gold). In total, KARMACODA has gained just under 650 000 plays across streaming platforms and have had their creations placed in several film and TV scores.
dream pop duo Flora Cash share poignant music video for “Soul Mate” which has over 2.25 million streams
The band in a statement on the video says, “We wanted to show how love transcends time and age and even death. We purposefully left the video somewhat open to interpretation and don’t want to comment too much on the specifics. Mostly we have this to say: we couldn’t have asked for a better production, crew, cast or narrative; everything came together like poetry and this is one our favorite videos that we’ve done.”
William Fitzsimmons Shares Latest Album ‘Ready the Astronaut’ (Out Now); Listen To Title Track Here
Over the course of his career, William Fitzsimmons has made his living writing a specific brand of honest and inward-looking folk songs that fearlessly and candidly examine the evolving self while dexterously communicating his talent for robust melodies and catchy instrumentation. That the subject matter tends to dwell on the darker parts of human existence and relationships is no coincidence. Now, Fitzsimmons releases Ready the Astronaut (out today via Nettwerk Records) as a powerful testament to his own past, and by weaving his story through the familiar tale of Icarus, he illustrates his willingness to accept his life’s highs and lows by paying tribute to the influence they have on the future.
Berlin-based genre-defying LOSERS release captivating new EP, premieres “Fool Anyone” video via Under The Radar
The inception of “Fool Anyone” came about nearly eight years ago when Eddy Temple-Morris created a guitar loop and a top line melody which immediately connected with multi-instrumentalist Tom Bellamy. The two then recorded it as a very basic demo, but they couldn’t find the inspiration they needed to finish the rest of it. So the track actually sat in an unfinished state for years, to the point where the band forgot about it until they were taking stock one day in Berlin. Fastforward to 2020, they clicked on the track and straight away, they suddenly had the inspiration they needed in terms of what to write about. Bellamy recalls, “His name is Donald Trump and he used to be the President of the United States of America. The refrain that Eddy had put down all those years ago had found its voice and place in time… ‘You don’t fool anyone except yourself.’