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Noah Cunane Releases New Single + Video “DEAD INSIDE”
Following up Noah’s previous release “F*CK ABOUT IT”, a track that continued his tales of relationships and heartbreak through music, Noah has more to say in this contemplative piece.
On the track, a throwback beat simmers in the background with skittering cymbals, airy keys, and head-nodding bass. Kiana’s voice wraps around this thick soul smoke as Kehlani counters with a showstopping turn of her own. Together, these two R&B femme fatales turn up with a scorching and sizzling collaboration punctuated by raw soul. Be on the lookout for the premiere of the music video.
New single and visual “Glow Up” from GRAMN
“Glow Up” – the first offering from their forthcoming new EP – marks GRAMN.’s anticipated return to the scene following a slew of critically-acclaimed releases in 2020, with the likes of WONDERLAND, GAL-DEM, THE BLUES PROJECT and GUAP all proclaiming a distinctive and highly talented new voice in the landscape.
Doom distributors Cavern Deep release their chilling debut album via Interstellar Smoke Records. The album premiered earlier this week at Doomed & Stoned and can be heard here.
SCRAPPERS is a powerful testament to the importance of mentorship. Rooga, a lynchpin of the Chicago rap scene since the release of his acclaimed 2016 tape, I Am Scrapp, has taught Moe a better way to navigate life. In turn, 16-year-old Moe – a disciple of drill rap who has released high-octane hits like “Risky” (named one of “the best hip-hop songs of 2021” by HipHopDx and later making waves with a remix featuring 22Gz), “Leave Em Stretched,” “Nothin,” “Ion Know,” “What I Say” and “6Blocka” – has sparked a renewed hustle in Rooga.
LISTEN: Hayden James Drops New Single ‘Rather Be With You ft. Crooked Colours’
Today, Australian songwriter and triple-platinum producer Hayden James returns with his latest collaboration ‘Rather Be With You’, featuring the vocalist from acclaimed alt-dance trio, and fellow Aussies, Crooked Colours. ‘Rather Be With You’ harmoniously blends the two acts’ sounds, effortlessly layering Phil Slabber’s recognizably raspy vocals with James’ bright hi hats and contrasting synth risers into a summer-charged party starter.
SNAKE BITE WHISKY New Single/Official Video ‘Choke’
Australia’s number one Heavy Outlaw Sleaze Rock band, Snake Bite Whisky, has released a second single and video off their acclaimed second album, Black Candy. Choke is a gloriously over the top, pulsating sleaze rock anthem, dripping with innuendo and huge, filthy riffs. The track is a fan favourite from the album, especially amongst the female fans and subsequently was an obvious choice for the band’s second single.
Genic Release Their Debut Album on Dispatch Recordings
Having already debuted on the Dispatch Recordings imprint, duo Genic have released their biggest project on the label yet. The likes of Xtrah, DJ Hype (with Genic having previously released on the seminal Playaz through their collaboration), Doc Scott, Noisia, Rene LaVice and Ant TC1 (Dispatch’s label head) have been spinning Genic’s records throughout their quick ascent, with their debut ‘Rough Nights’ album sure to gain the same support and notoriety. Playing at mainstay clubs such as Le Bikini, alongside some of the most influential names in bass music, they’ve also become a favourite amongst drum & bass listeners and as a result news around their album has whet fan’s appetites. Their album features an array of influences, from Dnb, Techno, Classic and UK Hip Hop to Reggae, with their tenacity obvious from the LP’s beginning to end. Marked by earlier by a sampler, which included digital exclusive ‘Disposal’, as well as album track ‘Grow’, ‘Rough Nights’ is proving to be one of their most expansive musical exploits.
Florida rap artist and producer Brandon Kai ‘On Me’
Brandon burst onto the music scene with his acclaimed EP ‘In The Making’ when he was only 18 years old and he returns with ‘On Me’ after taking a creative hiatus during the global lockdown last year to deepen his creative process and refine his sound further.
Joe Bonamassa releases new single “Notches” from forthcoming studio album
Blues rock artist Joe Bonamassa is back with a brand-new single from his highly anticipated upcoming album, due out later this year. “Notches” exemplifies the unwavering journey Joe has experienced while taking the road less traveled, ultimately leading him to find success. A bit older in years, but wiser in knowledge earned, his new sound has a raw and vital flavor, combined with a resolute skill that can only be gained through years of perseverance and unyielding dedication. The first single arrives today as a foot-stomping, fist-pounding dose of rock mastermind that pays homage to the artist’s resilient history, with an eye on the future as he continues to bend genres, break down walls and defy the odds of the music industry.
Lorkin O’Reilly shares “Pelé Pelé” video from his forthcoming LP ‘Marriage Material’
Lorkin O’Reilly is a singer and songwriter who writes reflective narratives that fall naturally into the musical spaces he creates; warm, confessional sounds, with nods to traditional folk music. He recently announced his sophomore LP, Marriage Material, due Aug. 20 on Team Love. The second single is out today, “Pelé Pelé”
Indie-alternative band Calva Louise go full throttle on “The Odds”
Today, UK trio Calva Louise have shared “The Odds,” the final single from their upcoming concept album, Euphoric, set for release on August 20th via FRKST / 300 Entertainment. On “The Odds” the band takes direction from indie, alternative, and Latin guitar music to create a futuristic, empowering sound all their own. The video. Completely written, directed, and produced by the bands, continues the story from “Other Self” as the protagonist encounters their counterpart. You can watch the video for “The Odds” here now and find the track on streaming services here.
THE BLUE PRISON share new song + video “Kaleidoscope”
Instrumental progressive metal duo THE BLUE PRISON have filmed their first ever official music video and are premiering “Kaleidoscope” from their upcoming self-titled album today.
Dallas Burrow’s sound is one rooted in folk, shaped by classic country, and heavily influenced by the Texan craftsmen who came before him. It’s done well for Burrow so far, but today, he introduced a new side of himself on record, that of a newly sober man embracing the stability of fatherhood and family life in the form of a new full-length, self-titled album, Dallas Burrow. Existing fans ought not worry because this sound isn’t far off from the music Burrow is known for, honed somewhere amongst the vagabond whirlwind of his 20s, traveling across much of the free world with a head full of songs and a thirst for thrills. In fact, the collection of songs about maturing and finding one’s path—recorded to two-inch analog tape by producer Bruce Robison—is shot through with the rich storytelling, organic Texas twant, and authentic Americana that have all become Burrow’s sonic signature. Robison notes, “Dallas Burrow is a singular new songwriting talent with a big bold voice to match, not afraid to to take on the biggest themes of spirituality and family and the hardest and greatest parts of life… Proud to be part of his new record.”
Rochester native, Greg Townson, has released his new album, Off and Running!, today on Hi-Tide Recordings. With a varying cast of featured musicians including members of Los Straitjackets, NRBQ & the JD McPherson Band, the new album takes a fresh look at 14 classic songs from the fifties and sixties, all written or co-written by women.
On his new album, Townson shares, “Off and Running! is full of fun and unique arrangements of familiar and unfamiliar songs. All the musicians bring the dedication they have for their craft to their spirited performances.”
RACQUEL JONES Paints a Work Of Art for “Hurt” Video
Every track on IgnoRANT tackles complicated issues that affect massive populations while dodging the mainstream discourse due to their controversial nature. Though many of these tracks are very outward looking, criticizing larger systematic oppressions, “Hurt” is one of the tracks that turns inward to examine more personal topics of self-love, relationships, and pain on the individual level.
Saleka Releases New Track “Remain”; From Soundtrack of New M. Night Shyamalan film, Old
Today, R&B songstress, Saleka has released a new track, “Remain,” as part of the soundtrack for the new Universal Pictures film, Old, which is directed, written for the screen, and produced by her father, M. Night Shyamalan. Old is a chilling, mysterious thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach they’re on is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day. The film arrives in theaters today, July 23. Saleka’s intimate “Remain” is piano-based, creating space to showcase her hypnotic, soulful voice, which Vogue called “one-of-a-kind.”
JAKE HOOT RELEASES THE NEW SONG OF THE SUMMER WITH “NIGHT LEFT
The Season 17 Winner of The Voice, Jake Hoot is continuing to forge his own path in the country music format with the release of new single, “Night Left.” Written by Hoot, Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw) and Kylie Sackley (Sam Hunt, Randy Houser) and produced by Myrick, the upbeat track features rousing electric guitars and Hoot’s signature vocals.
GASHI RELEASES NEW TRACK AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SLEEPING ON MY LEFT”
Toronto-based R&B/pop artist Erez Zobary has a timeless and soulful voice. She writes openly about universal, yet highly personal, feelings of self-worth, uncertainty, and vulnerability and now, following a time of great self-discovery and acceptance, is set to unveil her brand new album.