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INDYA LOVE Releases Single “Good Morning” – (daughter of the Eurythmics Dave Stewart)
This was done in one take, with Indya singing and playing acoustic guitar, while her father, the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, added a little bit of electric guitar on it, and that’s it. This is the very first of everything for Indya: her first written and recorded track, her first-time self-producing, and creating her own music video. The first step toward following in her Father’s footsteps. It was recorded at Bay Street Studios in the Caribbean. The song is the first from a planned EP.
Out Now // Kenah – ‘Plenty’
In her exceptional introduction to the world, Kenah stands alongside good company with hit-maker producer Jaypizzle and Nigerian guitarist Fiokee (Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Patoranking) for the release of ‘Plenty’. The level at which she is entering the scene speaks volumes as to the artist she is likely to become and the considered journey which has brought her to her debut. Heavily percussive ‘Plenty’ showcases Kenah’s soft, gliding vocals that flow across the beat with clarity and confidence. Her refreshing sound is a hybrid of her choral experiences and the art of rap that she found her home in. Daringly bold and energetic as it is smooth and sensual, Kenah’s sound has an elegance and rarity to it that is only uncovered with true diamonds.
John Moods returns with new single ‘Sensitive One’
John Moods, the alt-pop project of Jonathan Jarzyna, has shared new single ‘Sesitive One’. The Berlin-based artist’s forthcoming album, So Sweet So Nice, is being released as two EPs: So Sweet which was released in April and So Nice which is set to follow this summer. This diptych will ultimately culminate in one vinyl LP, to be released in physical format on August 6th via Arbutus Records and Mansions and Millions.
MADISON BEER RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “RECKLESS”
In the video, directed by Madison and Amber Park, Madison navigates the confusion of a lover’s betrayal inside a surreal story book world. The twisted fairytale is a melancholic but beautiful journey, with Madison emerging from the turmoil in the end as if awoken from a dream.
Goodboys release stunning video for new single ‘Bongo Cha Cha Cha’
The official video follows the single gaining over 3.5 million streams to date and making multiple top 10 placements on the Spotify Viral Charts. An exhilarating modern rework of the 60s schlager track of the same name, the retro video details an infectious dance choreography and is complete with huge moving visuals throughout.
PENDANT SIGNS TO SADDLE CREEK + DROPS NEW SONG
Chris Adams – the Los Angeles via Oakland producer/songwriter/multi-hyphenate known as Pendant has signed to the venerable Saddle Creek. To celebrate, he’s released a new song, “Blood Rite,” a gleaming rave-infused, pop track with dark undertones, and along with it, a live performance from his recent Doomin’ Sun Fest appearance curated by Bachelor. The performance takes you from his LA apartment, onto his beloved Motor Bike (which you’ll see more of), and to the beach.
Photo Credit: Eleanor Petry
You, Me, And Everyone We Know release cathartic “draggedacrossconcrete” single/video, premiered via FLOOD
Self-proclaimed soul punk band You, Me, And Everyone We Know – project of Benjamin Liebsch (pronouns: He/Him or They/Them; Ben is non-binary) – is back with “draggedacrossconcrete” ft. Colins “Bear” Regisford (bassist of Mannequin Pussy), a taste of new music after 2019’s “(Still) Basically A God,” and 2020’s “Ram Dass Dick Pics.”
Atmospheric Alt-Pop quartet Ålesund release third EP ‘A Thread In The Dark’ alongside latest single ‘Rhythm’
The follow up to 2020’s ‘All Hail To Your Queen’, this EP is the first time a batch of songs have been written while the band were all in separate locations. Though the band liked how the lockdown restrictions had actually pushed the sound forward in ways it perhaps wouldn’t have if they had all been able to jam the ideas in the same room.
LUMP (Laura Marling + Mark Lindsay) Share New Single ‘We Cannot Resist’ // New Album ‘Animal’ Out July 30th
LUMP – the product of London singer-songwriter Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of the band Tunng – have shared a new track from their upcoming sophomore album ‘Animal’ (out July 30th via Partisan/Chrysalis). “We Cannot Resist” is available everywhere now, and is accompanied by a music video that features a rare sighting of the project’s titular LUMP creature. Listen/watch below:
KINO MOTEL SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SIMPLE DESIRE”
“Therapy” represents being there for someone you love who’s going through a hard time – reassuring them that they can trust you. No matter what they’re going through, you’ll be there for them.
This song is very true to me. Since I was little, my favourite songs to sing were always ballads. I took a raw and emotional approach to “Therapy,” with the intention of providing healing.
Flowidus Release Next Elevate Records Single ‘Delirium’
Hot off the heels of their Australian and New Zealand touring schedule, as well as the success of their latest release on Elevate Records ‘Fire’, duo Flowidus have revealed their next triumphant single ‘Delirium’ through the same platform. And it demonstrates why they were signed exclusively to the imprint, having toured with label boss Friction extensively.
Jenn Champion + Oyster Kids are sharing “Push,” a new single from their Love Nobody EP, available today, June 29th, 2021 on all DSPs worldwide from Hardly Art.
Champion says of the single, “‘Push’ is about the imagined love we have with strangers in dance clubs. It’s a lo-fi new wave song that captures the moment of feeling both so good and so consumed, being crushed out on a dance floor. Where the music is loud and you have immediate sexual eye contact. Like invisible hands pushing you together. A song for that moment of lust and the unknown.”
SEAFORTH DROPS NEW “BREAKUPS” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
“This song comes from a very real place. The connection people have had to this song, from the stories they’ve shared with us to messages we’ve received, has shown that it’s a situation everyone can relate to,” said the pair’s Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson. “Music’s all about telling stories and this video just means a whole lot to us. We wanted to portray that long-distance relationship and display the emotion of the song. It was a blast seeing our vision come to life along with our super talented director Sam Siske and the actors involved. We hope you love it!”
Combo Chimbita Reveal Fiery Video For Emotional New Track “Mujer Jaguar”, Watch Now
Latinx quartet Combo Chimbita has released its first new track in two years today. “Mujer Jaguar” is a wordless piece of music, but it still includes passionate vocalization from lead singer Carolina Oliveros. “The roaring is largely a crying out from the soul, a connection to our deep desire to construct a different world,” Oliveros explains. “It’s a nod to the strength of our youth, a new fearless and forward-thinking mind, whose nonconformity with our socio-political status fills us with hope.”
GASHI RELEASES NEW TRACK AND VIDEO FOR “DON’T PASS ON LOVE”
“We’ve been thru a lot as people the past two years so it’s time for us to start accepting love and don’t pass on it” – GASHI
New U-Roy video with dancehall sensation Rygin King out today
Trojan Jamaica/BMG shares another U-Roy classic from the soon-to-be-released album, SOLID GOLD U-ROY. Produced by label co-founders Zak Starkey and Sshh Liguz along with Youth (U2, Paul McCartney, The Verve), and mixed by David Sardy (Toots & The Maytals, Oasis, The Who), “Stop That Train” with Rygin King has a band comprised of Zak on guitar, New Orleans legend Cyril Neville on percussion, as well as reggae royalty, including drummer Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare on bass and backing vocals, Tony Chin on guitar and backing vocals, Robbie Lyn on keyboards, trumpet player Stingwray and saxophonist/horn arranger/backing vocalist Dean Fraser.
La Bonte announces debut LP, shares first single/video “Don’t Let This Define Me”
After a decade of playing in punk and hardcore bands in Southern California, Garrett La Bonte started La Bonte in 2015 to explore his impulses for work grounded in patience: slow resonances, discomfitting absences, and wayward, creeping catharses.