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THE REDWOODS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘I WROTE A LETTER’
Gentle, philosophical and lush, Melbourne-based indie folk group The Redwoods have today unveiled their new single I Wrote A Letter. The track acts as a loving obituary of sorts for a band no longer together; a collage of memories and happier times. The Redwoods have also released a stunning video to accompany I Wrote A Letter, directed by Tomas Busby (Millar Jukes) and starring Jessie Oshodi.
“Brand New” is about shedding regrets from the past and welcoming growth, vulnerability, and experience with open arms. The pairing music video was shot in Nashville, TN and was created with a small team consisting of director Joseph Wasilewski, assistant director Garrett Boiling, gaffer Richard Chilton, and choreographer Ysa Fernandez. Over the course of the video, the camera follows TARYN closely as she dances through her home, mirroring the intimate and autobiographical nature of the song. “I think the video does a beautiful job of conveying what the song represents: frequent change and the feeling of freedom in your own space, creating an environment for yourself that you’re comfortable with and that you’re proud to live in, that expresses who you are on the inside and out,” TARYN says.
Duran Duran release brand new track ‘MORE JOY!’ feat. CHAI
On the new track – ‘MORE JOY!’ – Duran Duran channel just that; drilling down on their signature pop energy while adding a flavor of J-pop-disco-punk with collaborators CHAI, the fast-rising all-girl punk band from Nagoya, Japan. With ‘MORE JOY!’ Duran Duran show off all the reasons why they’re still one of the most exciting and forward-looking bands on the planet. With fast-paced synths, driving percussion and CHAI’s group chant of “more joy!”, the track does nothing but evoke pure elation.
Darrin Bradbury shares video for new track “Busted World” | New album “Artvertisement” out Aug 20 via ANTI-
Today Nashville artist Darrin Bradbury has shared “Busted World”, a song that uses a folk-song scaffolding to build something of a doomsday pop song with Bradbury declaring: “The whole thing is a joke and the joke’s on you.” Rolling Stone recently said “Darrin Bradbury’s songwriting has always been gloriously left of center,” and that on “Busted World” “he ratchets up the eccentricity to delirious levels that match our current moment.”
Loverground Shares Visuals For ‘Whatever Happens, Happens’
London based multi-instrumentist and producer Kevin Erlicher aka Loverground releases the visuals for his EP title track ‘Whatever Happens, Happens’ via Majestic Casual.
James Blake and Kanye West collaborators, O Future share new video for their lead single ‘Wicked Game’
O Future is an electronic duo and art collective mixing electronic music with symphony orchestra and voice, consisting of Katherine Mills Rymer originally from South Africa, and Jens Bjornkjaer of Denmark. Today, the duo returns to announce their new EP, Maculate, due out on September 23, and shares the video for the lead single, ‘Wicked Game’.
Indie favourites Declan Welsh & The Decadent West share mammoth new cut ‘Talking To Myself’, the latest track taken from forthcoming EP ‘It’s Been a Year’, set for release September 2nd.
Bishop Ivy introduced himself as an alternative-pop songwriter known for his innovative music which mixed organic instruments with digital sounds, field recordings, electronica influences, and samples. Continuing to sharpen that sound, he now embellishes it with pop hooks, sonically adventurous production and autobiographical lyrics. Ivy’s focus on imaginative sound and sharp songcraft began in Boston, where he kicked off his career as a 14-year-old street busker on the neighbourhood sidewalks of Back Bay. Now based in Pittsburgh, where he studies music, electrical engineering and computer science, and with a number of releases under his belt, Ivy hopes to further his ability to manipulate music.
SENTINELS RELEASE PULVERIZING NEW SINGLE “TO WITHER AWAY”
Following an insane reception for a string of crushing singles over the last few months, New Jersey’ metal/hardcore band SENTINELS have officially announced their debut album, “Collapse By Design,” will be released on October 22 with SharpTone Records. Today, they’ve unleashed a blistering new song titled “To Wither Away,” which is accompanied by the frantic video below.
Amsterdam-based Mazey Haze today announces her debut EP ‘Always Dancing’ out October 22nd via LUSTRE, alongside new single “Headspin” which is released today.
Dreamy guitar-driven indie-pop reminiscent of acts such as Alvvays, Beach House, Camera Obscura and Men I Trust, Mazey Haze is the moniker of 21 year old Amsterdam-based artist Nadine Appeldoorn.
LA’s TOMI shares stunning 7-min folk song “Lemon Tree,” announces new EP ‘Sweet, Sweet Honey’ out Oct. 8th (In Between Records)
TOMI, the moniker of LA-based singer/songwriter Pam Autuori, reinvents herself on her new EP Sweet, Sweet Honey, which she today announced will be released on October 8th, 2021 via her own imprint In Between Records. First single “Lemon Tree,” a moving seven-minute folk song at the heart of this collection, is out today alongside an evocative two-part video composed of Autuori’s old home VHS videos and recently shot Super 8 footage.
NYC-based post-metal four piece GUHTS (with members of Witchkiss and Bask) present their powerful and awareness-raising debut EP ‘blood feather’ in its entirety courtesy of Invisible Oranges, ahead of its official CD and digital release this Friday 6th August.
“Within its four songs, minimalist menace is paired with and pitted against swirling crescendoes of emotion in patterns that ultimately leave behind vivid memories of both extremes.” Invisible Oranges
Watch: Joya Mooi shares summery new single ‘My Favourite’
Modern soul artist Joya Mooi has unveiled her new single “My Favourite”, linking with producers Sim Fane & SIROJ for her second release of 2021.
Recorded between Dublin and London with producer JMAC (Haux, Rosie Carney, Matilda Mann), the track is Luz’s fifth release, following previous singles ‘counting houses’, ‘we’ll be fine’, ‘i’m lonely’ and ‘the author,’ the latter of which has recently been featured in this year’s series of Love Island. Since being played on the show the track has doubled its daily streams, hitting Number 11 on Shazam’s charts, as well as re-entering the iTunes chart.
ANTICHRIST SIEGE MACHINE: Virginia-Based Black/Death Duo To Release Purifying Blade Via Profound Lore Records In Octobe
Profound Lore confirms the early October deployment of Purifying Blade, the confrontational second album from Richmond, Virginia-based black/death duo ANTICHRIST SIEGE MACHINE. The album’s track listing, cover art, and lead single “Victorious Legions Of Satan” have been issued.
ANTICHRIST SIEGE MACHINE was formed in 2016 as an alliance between RZ and SB. Through extensive touring along the east coast and multiple releases, the band has solidified their place as a violent force to be reckoned with. Each effort has further developed the duo’s sound, enhancing the barbarity of previous releases.
Charlotte Cornfield Announces New Album ‘Highs in the Minuses’ Out 10/29 (Polyvinyl/Double Double Whammy), Shares Lead Single/Video “Headlines”
After spending much of 2020 with her thoughts and instruments, Cornfield knew it was time to take her new songs out of the house. She’d spent months writing a suite of evocative, autobiographical story-songs in near-solitude, and was ready for the immediate, regenerative experience of a band playing live in the studio. But this wasn’t mere pandemic-related longing. It was instead a long-simmering desire.
FOY VANCE RELEASES NEW TRACK “HAIR OF THE DOG”
Signs Of Life is the sound of a beloved singer-songwriter at the peak of his powers. It’s also the sound of a man – a husband, a father, a sinner, a drinker – belatedly coming to terms with his demons. Namely, after years and years of almost constant touring, an addiction to alcohol and painkillers. In the bluesy, woozy “Hair Of The Dog” Vance tackles the subject head on, listing his self-medicating crutches while confessing “You no longer make me happy / You no longer make me smile / You take everything that’s good within me.”
ALIEN WEAPONRY Unites Fans Worldwide in New Music Video for “Buried Underground”
New Zealand’s metal stars ALIEN WEAPONRY recently announced the highly-anticipated upcoming release of their essential sophomore album, Tangaroa, out September 17, 2021 via Napalm Records.
Stephen Chopek Shares ‘Instant Classic’ in “We Still Know” from New EP Out Tomorrow
Stephen Chopek had just returned home from a tour playing drums with former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty when an explosive songwriting streak hit him. While in the throes of his creative deluge, the Pandemic put most of the world on indefinite lockdown.
With no other commitments for the foreseeable future, he finally had the latitude to take his time with the new songs. It was a luxury that he, as a touring musician for the last two decades, is normally not afforded.
Digging Roots offer “The Healer,” new song and video
“The Healer” finds its power in hope and togetherness, and honours the places and people of Digging Roots’ world. The song begins with an audio excerpt from author Richard Wagamese and builds to soaring group vocals featuring Serena Ryder, Kinnie Starr, Shakura S’Aida, Alana Bridgewater and Amanda Rheaume. Co-produced with Hill Kourkoutis, the single speaks with a multiplicity of voices.