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A long wait is finally over: Sydney duo Dust Of Us unveil their meticulously crafted debut EP, Never Had The Time.
A collection of six songs that chart the arc in the Prescott brothers’ creative journey over the past two years, the Never Had The Time EP is a shining example of their best material to date.
Indie pop/rock 4 piece Don’t Bring Stacey don’t mess around when they release a new tune, and ‘Bandaid’ will certainly delight their fans with its punchy energy and raw sentiment. The track secured a Triple j Unearthed Tops premiere with Dave Ruby Howe this week.
Teaming up with producer Micheal Ctayar and Filippo Cimatti at Stone Shed Studios in Adelaide, ‘Bandaid’ evolved from lyrics that were written by lead singer Angus Purvis at Groovin’ The Moo festival back in 2018.
ISLA NOON SHARES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘TALK ABOUT US’
New Zealand’s thrilling indie pop darling Isla Noon has today announced her sparkling new single Talk About Us, an infectious, layered track about trying to reach a partner who has closed themselves off, out July 2. The exciting new artist has also released a visually stunning video to accompany the song, directed by NZ music industry legend Mareea Vegas (bass player for Veruca salt and Tim Finn, behind the lens for Shapeshifter, Julia Deans (Fur Patrol), Anna Coddington). Talk About Us is the second single from Isla Noon, following her breathtaking debut Summer In August, released last year. – Photo credit: Mareea Vegas
BLXST AND BINO RIDEAUX HIT THE CAR WASH IN “MOVIE” MUSIC VIDEO
As the weather heats up, must-watch LA hip-hop artists Blxst and Bino Rideaux release the music video for their hit single, “Movie.” Out now via Red Bull Records, “Movie” is the first single off the South Central artists’ highly anticipated release of Sixtape 2, the sequel to their 2019 mixtape, out later this month.
Today, BeatKing continues his Club God reign and taps superstar rapper 2 Chainz and Juicy J to release his latest track “SDAB” via Columbia Records. Listen to the Houston bred rapper and producer bring the energy on the new mix HERE.
Empire Within returns with their new single + video for Protagonist
Brisbane metal-core band, Empire Within, have returned with a new single, ‘Protagonist’; a song that explores the internal struggle of identity and personal growth. Their videoclip premiered via Blunt Mag yesterday.
Father Before Me streams new video for “Behind The Veil” track via Ghost Cult Magazine.
Behind The Veil is the next single from Father Before Me ‘s blistering new EP “Ruby” which releases on major platforms June 25th.
The Hawkins launch new single “Turncoat Killer”
The Hawkins release “Turncoat Killer” via The Sign Records. The second single leading up to the Swedish garage rock outfit’s new mini-album “Aftermath”.
Following the release of 2020’s “Silence is a Bomb” and its affiliated live-album “Live in the Woods”, The Hawkins decided to make something different. The result is “Aftermath”, a conceptual mini-album, lyrically dealing with the destructive aftermath of past relationships. With a mix of dark humor and entertaining songwriting, The Hawkins combines dead seriousness and fun into an ambivalent take on garage-punk-n-roll.
Iron Lizards release “It’s About Time!” single
Iron Lizards have joined forces with The Sign Records for the release of their debut album “Hungry for Action”. Hailing from France, the band offers raw and dirty garage rock, preformed with uncompromising attitude and energy.
“Hungry for Action” will be released in September 2021. The first single leading up the album is called “It’s About Time!” and is out on all streaming platforms on July 2.
JO O’MEARA SHARES THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘ON THE SURFACE’ – WATCH HERE
After putting her heart and soul into her forthcoming solo album ‘With Love’, Jo O’Meara discovered that love was returned to her in abundance with a huge fan reaction to its launch. The album rapidly climbed to #1 on the iTunes pre-order chart, and demonstrated that there’s still a huge interest in Jo’s powerhouse vocal talent.
Sam Florian is pleased to announce his new single ‘Can’t Have My Heart’, a story of is personal break up from both sides perspective. ‘Can’t Have My Heart’ is featuring fellow Swede Rakel.
From ‘Lead Me To The Water’ to ‘Yours To Take’, people have fallen for Nick Wilson’s exploration of love’s predictably unpredictable frailties. It’s a skill that has enabled the breaking singer-songwriter to take his music global, with over 100 million streams to date and 800,000 monthly listeners at Spotify. But never has he expressed such emotions as directly as he does in his new single ‘Love Can Be Lonely, Sometimes’.
Ålesund release music video for latest single ‘Rhythm’
After the untimely curtailing of their European Tour in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ålesund travelled back to the UK feeling uncertain. Although things were going so well with a new offering and an extensive touring and festival schedule to get stuck into, the timing of the unplanned hiatus was less than ideal. Rather than take it to heart, the group’s vocalist and songwriter Alba Torriset retreated to her hometown of Hastings to try and reconnect with music in a positive way.
UK’s Far From Refuge Release Official Video For ‘Crystal Cove’
UK’s Far From Refuge are thrilled to present Crystal Cove, the first single from their upcoming album. The track is an onslaught of technical metal, where dynamic and uncompromising guitar work is accompanied by daedalian percussion and vicious vocals. Lyrically, Crystal Cove deals with the heartfelt emotions of rage at abandonment, the sorrow of isolation, and the futile search for the meaning of existence.
Produced by Danny Allin (Daniel Blumberg, Marmozets Labrinth) LONGLIGHT’S sophomore single develops the sonic universe introduced by their racing debut ‘Choppy Water’. Starring the trademark soulful voice of Jo Williams alongside simmering synths and a lyrical Lucas Polo guitar line, ‘Alara’ drives itself through genres, whilst all the time keeping rooted in classic pop.
Seattle-based revered doom blues unit SUN CROW release their dark and hypnotic debut album ‘Quest for Oblivion” worldwide on CD, vinyl and digital through Ripple Music today. Stream this tar-thick collection of instant classic anthems in full now!
Jaykae enlists Jorja Smith for ‘1000 Nights’
Exploring themes of crime, family and loss with sensitive authenticity, Jaykae and Jorja go back to back on this garage-infused, evocative banger. Skilfully fusing silky R&B tones with pure rap, Jaykae boasts his innate penmanship and distinct, syncopated delivery – whilst Jorja continues to showcase her unique, heartfelt vulnerability.
Ohio Indie-Rocker Faye Returns With New Single ‘As I Am’
Ohio Indie-Rocker FAYE is back with her new single ‘As I Am’. The follow up to the indie anthem ‘Pink Dress’, ‘As I Am’ gives an insight into the rockier side of FAYE’s repertoire, offering up a pop-punk influenced number with heaps of energy and angst. Using her music as a source of recovery from her personal trauma, FAYE hopes that her music and story will inspire others and help them to cope with their personal struggles.
PinkPantheress releases her latest single ‘Passion’. The IZCO and Jkarri produced track features PinkPantheress’ signature saccharine vocals and has been highly requested across the internet with nearly 30k videos using a snippet of the track on TikTok.