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Canadian Rock Trio Whatzername Seize “Freedom” with New Single
Badass Canadian rockers Whatzername are guaranteeing audiences always put a song to the name with the unleashing of this, their searing, sardonic anti-establishment single, “Freedom” — available now!
“This song is a tongue-in-cheek anthem to those that work minimum wage in a first world society,” band members Ashlee Standish, Clairisa Rose, and Jess Gold share.
Known for their infectious melodies and incredible live performances, Huntington based buzz band Gnarly Karma has just released their latest single, “Rags to Riches” to Spotify and all the major music services.
Montreal based rock artist TAYLOR MCCLUSKEY returns with the release of an anthemic heavy rock single called “Gladiator.” Produced by Glen Robinson (KEITH RICHARDS, GEORGE MARTIN), the new song is available on streaming services, and an accompanying live video can be viewed now.
ICYMI: Golden Boots (Ex-Dr. Dog) release “Eye in the Sky”
For the past 20-years, Dimitri Manos and Ryen Eggleston have been writing, recording, and touring as Golden Boots. While collaborative members have joined in and moved on during that span of time, it’s always been Dimitri and Ryen as the central beating heart of the endeavor. Their unique blend of deconstructed American roots music, indie, and punk country is threaded with soulful harmonies which originated in Tucson, AZ as a 4-track home-recorded art project, and has evolved into a band that is both undeniably listenable, while also keeping with the unpredictability of their earlier shadow selves.
H33RA wears his heart on his sleeve with new single ‘Mami’
H33RA, you may not be familiar with the name, however the elusive singer-songwriter/producer has quite the resumé and has already worked with heavy hitters such as “Power” star Rotimi and hit-songwriter MNEK before so much as a first release. Boasting a certain vocal prowess, co-signed by none other than songstress Kehlani herself, the UK native returns with ‘Mami’ – taken from forthcoming sophomore EP: ‘Virgo II’.
Nasty Monroe Releases Debut EP “Invincible”
Nasty Monroe is a music project formed by “The President” (vocals) and Michele B (guitarist, producer). It’s debut ep “INVINCIBLE” is available on all digital platforms, June 29 2021.
The band has its roots in the legacy of bands such as Stooges, Sex Pistols, New York Dolls and Guns N ‘Roses; Nasty Monroe creates an explosive and rude mix of hard / street rock with a modern touch of electronic effects and catchy samples to spice things up.
GiddyGang feat. Vuyo ‘Sour’
As a young collective of beatmakers, songwriters and session musicians GiddyGang’s members have been building hype through their involvement with globally successful Norwegian acts like boy pablo and Ivan Ave. The production on ‘Sour’ is a rich and well-honed backdrop for Vuyo and lead vocalist Sarah Nærø Pettersen to explore themes of racial identity, police brutality, love, relationships and inequality. Drawing inspiration from legendary beatmakers like J Dilla and modern ensembles like Butcher Brown as well as artists like Mac Ayers – GiddyGang blend hip-hop, jazz, R&B and indie for a sound that is warm, nostalgic and fresh all at once.
Sgmaniak (pronounced S. G. Maniak) is an artist from Gainesville, Florida, currently based in New York City. Known for creating experimental, confessional music, moving effortlessly between college heartache and real world ennui, his self-produced releases have struck a chord with listeners across the globe.
Music Video // Keedo – ‘Respeck Me’
Accompanied by visuals that premiered on Link Up TV, ‘Respeck Me’ offers up a dark video on a London backdrop. An honest and introspective record, Keedo reflects on personal tales and whilst he touches on hardships and disrespects, it’s his uplifting positivity and strength that sits in the core of the record – something that is further highlighted in the nod to his long-term illness, as he chucks away his crutches at the start of the video. Adamant to be defined by nothing but his music, Keedo uses melodies, versatility, lyricism, metaphors, wit and tough punchlines to build his musical presence.
The mystical premise of my new single, “All The Love You Give,” asks the question, if you could go back in time, what would you change? The character magically wakes up in the 1960s with a chance to begin again. She decides to follow her bliss and take the path less travelled. All this love you give, live the life you want to live with all the love you give. Like a musical time machine, you’ll hear jangly guitars, vintage drums, bass and synthesizers played with a very live feel.
The Islas have had the pleasure of supporting Cast, Fickle Friends, Louis Berry, Anteros, The Amazons on their Norwich legs of their respective tours. They have also headlined infamous venues across Norwich including The Waterfront, Norwich Arts Centre, EPIC Studios and the mainstage at Neverworld festival. With Spotify editorial support, as well as Alex Rainbird playlist inclusions and BBC Introducing airplay, The Islas are proving to be ones to watch.