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RYAN MEEKING ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘ENDLESS RUN’
Melbourne’s newest indie pop master Ryan Meeking has today shared his fresh cinematic single Endless Run. An evocative work, set within the joyous bloom of festival party culture, Endless Run is rich with euphoric abandon. Its visceral, multi-layered rhythm celebrates a summer to end all summers, its engaging lyrics highlighting the intense relationships that follow.
Chiiild teams up with the incomparable Jensen McRae on a reimagined version of his song “Gone” out now via Avant Garden. With Chiiild’s debut album Hope For Sale set for release July 23rd, Montreal-born, the LA-based genre hybrid continues his run of prolific form with the reveal of a new version of Gone, featuring hotly tipped newcomer, Jensen McRae. Showcasing the talents of both in full bloom, the release further stokes anticipation for the release of Chiiild’s full-length album.
CHERYM Announce New EP Hey Tori Released 30th September 2021 via Alcopop! Records
Fresh from converting punk rock troubadour Frank Turner into their latest high profile fan, fast-rising Northern Irish trio CHERYM are delighted to announce news of their forthcoming new EP Hey Tori which is set for release on 30th September 2021 via Alcopop! Records.
Swedish dream-pop trio ViVii release the hypnotic video for their current single ‘Smackdown’
Following up the success behind their recently-released sophomore studio album ‘Mondays’, which arrived to huge acclaim from numerous tastemakers, Swedish dream-pop outfit ViVii now return to deliver the hypnotic new video for their latest single ‘Smackdown’.
Always You (fka Ablebody, ffo Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils) | Share new single / Album out Friday
This comes as the third in a string of singles from the new record tipped by FLOOD, DIY, Aquarium Drunkard, Brooklyn Vegan, Let It Happen and more – they have found tips previously from The FADER, Dazed, DIY, Stereogum, and more. This new record levels up on the promises of their debut, Adult Contemporaries, arriving four years later with production helmed by Jerry Paper (Stones Throw Records) with mixing/mastering provided by Kenny Gilmore (Weyes Blood, Julia Holter, Chris Cohen) and Josh Bonati (Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Slowdive).
Dundee-based producer and hip-hop artist MC Salum bites back with an explosive statement of intent ‘To The Teeth’, released 21st July via Big Indie Records. At the forefront of an emerging Scottish rap scene, the track serves as a mission statement, capturing his hunger to succeed.
Louie Short (ffo Alex G, Cass McCombs) | Shares new single / Announces album
He’s also annouuncing his new record, OMW 4ev which is out for release later this year, exact date TBC. Quite an interesting story behind this first single – it was written by his dad, Michael Short and an artist called BJ Cook in the late 70s in Toronto. It was recorded with the intention of selling it through BJ’s ex-husband, David Foster (who worked with countless big-name artists inc. Dolly Parton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr), however, it was lost and only rediscovered 40 years later when it was digitized by an engineer and sent out. Louie got hold of it and re-recorded it. There’s a lovely slacker-rock sound to it, it’s a real doozie and I’m super excited by it.
BAD POP RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘HEARTACHE ON THE REDDIT BOARDS’ FOLLOWING GARY POWELL PRAISE
Nashville indie label Black Numbers will be releasing the debut album by Dirty Shrines. The Fort Collins based band includes Tim Browne & Brian Van Proyen of Elway and Drew Johnson of Chumped. Their debut LP, Digital Ego, leans into their love of 70’s rock and 90’s alternative mixed with pop-punk. You can listen to their new single “Every Mile” now at No Echo. “Every Mile” will be available on all digital platforms on Friday, July 16th. Digital Echo will release on Friday, September 17th and vinyl pre-orders are available now from Black Numbers.
OSCAR WELSH CONTINUES TO STAND OUT ON STELLAR NEW SINGLE ‘RADIO’
‘Radio is a song about those people that hate listening to the radio – it was written when the only thing I could listen to music on in my car is a CD player or the radio, so I got used to it and I argue that actually the radio can play some sick tunes sometimes”
Lead singer Greg West has convinced followers that he is Aldean’s twin because of the resemblance, mannerisms, and perfectly copied vocal sound. The band tours the United States throughout the year, performing for tens of thousands of fans.
In contrast to previous singles ‘car freshener aftershave’, ‘bullet train’ and ‘sugar ray’ – a string of surreal electronic indie-pop-bops -‘by the way’ showcases the other side of the record. More low-key, it represents the tracks built around acoustic and unadorned guitar and piano. This is reflective of the amount of himself Liam Brown has put into the album. Whereas on past releases he’s jumped between different characters and costumes, hiding behind fictional stories to relate semi-autobiographical sentiment – on ‘softcore mourn’ the filter lifts. As Liam himself explains in his own idiosyncratic way:
Shirley Collins Announces New ‘Crowlink’ EP, Out July 30
Shirley Collins released the excellent Heart’s Ease last year; her second album for Domino, it showcased Collins with her confidence fully returned. An album broader & brighter in tone than 2016’s Lodestar (her first record in 38 years), it found Collins exploring warmer themes and featured four non-traditional songs, including closing track “Crowlink”.
DORA JAR SHARES “POLLY” OFFICIAL VIDEO; DEBUT EP DIGITAL MEADOW OUT NOW
Though Dora Jar is relatively new to the world as an artist, her warm voice and exceptional songwriting quickly settle in as a familiar feeling. Equal parts alternative pop and bedroom indie rock, Dora Jar is a wild and free spirit with an old soul and a strong sense of self-awareness; romantic and playfully cerebral with a knack for crafting genre-bending generational anthems that make her a standout amongst her contemporaries. Today Dora Jar shares the wildly spectacular video for “Polly”, a surreal dreamscape of psychedelic whimsy that makes the perfect visual accompaniment for the standout single from her debut EP, Digital Meadow.
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Rising LA act Inner Wave release Jodorowsky-inspired video for new release “Take 3”
Inner Wave come through as one of LA’s foremost indie collectives, having garnered immediate critical support from the likes of i-D, PIGEONS&PLANES and THE LA TIMES.
“Take 3” emerges as the smoky first track from their forthcoming album, Apoptosis, set for release this September.
Out Now: Liz Lawrence shares new single ‘Babies’ // new album ‘The Avalanche’ due Sep 17th 2021
Compared to her previous record ‘Pity Party’, which saw Lawrence look inward for inspiration, the wild, vibrant ‘Babies’ is on the less autobiographical side. The third track to be released from her upcoming album, it was initially inspired by “videos of babies laughing on the internet, which is a panacea for all ills”, the song sees Lawrence inhabiting a character desperately trying to drag themselves out of drudgery. “I thought of a man who’s driving to work every morning and saying goodbye to his wife, kissing her on the cheek and then going to sit in his car, even though he lost his job months ago.” It’s a joyful ride that parodies self-help tutorials and sees Lawrence flexing her voice in brand new ways. “I’ve been singing pretty for a long time, and I wanted to try new things. So I’ve machoed it up. Babies is one of my favourite tracks on the record. I felt like I was exorcising some demons with it, just for fun.”
Ben Sefton Drops New Track “D.W.T.D.”
Sefton unleashes a wild and lush single that advises choosing the high road rather than giving into self-destructive temptations brought on by poor self-esteem. “D.W.T.D.” (Dancing With The Devil), is about the painful recounting of a love triangle and the ensuing loss of a treasured friendship.
On the heels of her previously released single, “Rare to Wake,” Shannon Lay shares the official double video for the gorgeous singles “Awaken and Allow ” and “Geist,” from her forthcoming record Geist, which will be available worldwide on October 8th from Sub Pop Records.
ISRAELI POP SUPERSTAR NOA KIREL GOES GLOBAL WITH “PLEASE DON’T SUCK”
“I’m very excited to release ‘Please Don’t Suck’ as my first global single. This song is about the little things that can make or break our year or relationships! I hope we can look back and find some joy and laughter in it all and push forward to a year full of positivity after 2020 sucked. Enjoy!” – NOA KIREL
Party Icon ANDREW W.K. Reveals Metallic New Track, “Everybody Sins”
Napalm Records and ANDREW W.K. recently announced the impending release of the iconic Party God’s fifth full-length studio rock album, God Is Partying. The long-awaited nine track opus of maximalist grandeur is set for release on September 10, 2021 – nearly 20 years after the release of his chart-topping full-length debut, I Get Wet.
Week In Pop gave praise to the track: “‘The Happy Years’ operates on an aesthetic like a creative collection of home movies edited in accordance to the rhythms and expressions of the heart pouring narratives in play … the beats and boops collect together in a bouquet of experiences and amorous expressions that recall anecdotes from the good years, the great years, the trying years and everything in between.”
Within Temptation release brand new video for ‘Shed My Skin’
The Felice Brothers share video for new single “Silverfish” | New album “From Dreams To Dust” out September 17 via Yep Roc
Today, The Felice Brothers have released “Silverfish,” the third song to be released from their forthcoming album From Dreams To Dust, out on September 17, 2021 via Yep Roc Records. They’ve also shared the official music video for the song, compiling found footage and micro insect video shot by James Felice himself.
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard new single + video “Crescent Man vs Demolition Dan”
Darrin Bradbury shares video for new single “Artvertisement”
Witty lyricist Darrin Bradbury documents the warts-and-all minutiae of everyday life with sharp wit and a big heart, doing so with a healthy dose of humor and a refreshing lack of self-seriousness. Artvertisement is Bradbury’s third album and second release for ANTI-, following his critically acclaimed 2019 LP Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs. Today he has shared the title track and a new video for the song in which his head explodes in a microwave. Watch it below.
“Heart Attack” provides a first glimpse into this tiny fennec fox’s sonic landscape of vast, wide-open spaces. There’s a sense of longing, like the pull of the desert.
Tyler Shaw turns up the heat with groovy star-studded visual for “Sex on the Beach” via Sony Music Entertainment Canada
Tyler Shaw shares the groovy new visual for “Sex on the Beach” via Sony Music Entertainment Canada. Lifted from his upcoming third studio album to be released later this year, the sultry track’s playful video (co-directed with Camm Hunter) truly turns up the heat. In just three and a half minutes, the Canadian pop stunner delivers the ultimate summer vibes through a retro-themed lens in the video which features Tyler alongside a star-studded cast of artists, creators, and friends including Spencer West, Matt & Omar, Ty Bridgwater, Olivia Lunny, The Beaches, Brad Sousa, Tynomi Banks, among others.