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Canadian Doom/Punk/Psychedelic band Slowpoke release their debut self titled LP. The LP was recorded mixed by Rick Hollett at Redhouse Recording in NL Canada (sHeavy, Hey Rosetta!) and mastered by Chris Keffer (Black Keys, Cheap Trick) at Magnetic North Studio in Utah, USA. Slowpoke adds “It’s been a privilege working with such a talented team. We worked hard on the album and we can’t wait to get it out there.”
NIKO- Releases New Single ‘You Used To Have Her’ Via Atic Records
Today, Niko releases ‘You Used to Have Her’ from their upcoming all-new long player ELECTRIC UNION, set for release on ATIC Records this autumn. It will be preceded by two singles (‘You Used to Have Her’ and ‘The Palace Discotheque’) and succeeded by a 5-track remix EP in the new year.
Andrew Tejada unveils dark new track “Pregunta”
Showcasing his effortless lyrical flow and innate intensity, “Pregunta” sees Tejada outline the notion of questioning his purpose in life over a bed of snappy, hip-hop esque production and sparse street grooves. Already garnering over 750K Spotify streams for his aching vocal capabilities, this latest offering showcases a brooding, intense side to Tejada’s artistry.
Minus Gravity announce forthcoming album Nothing Ever Really Changes
The first single from the forthcoming LP, ‘Again4x’ sees Minus Gravity offload rapid-fire bars amidst punchy trap snares. The plush official video accompanying the track sees Apollo vibing in an idyllic beachside mansion. Set to be released this fall, Nothing Ever Really Changes will be the second Minus Gravity LP of the year, following May’s Mood Music 1.
GIO HEATS UP THE SCENE WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS TRACK ‘HOT’
From his base in the diamond capital of Hatton Gardens, GIO is ready to captivate the nation with his compelling release ‘Hot’. After receiving high praise on his social media freestyles by some of the nation’s top artists and his long-standing clients that include J Hus , Big Narstie, Charlie Sloth, Mular Juice, Manchester United stars’ Rashford and Wan-Bisaka and boxer Anthony Yarde, it’s easy to see why GIO is about to heat up the streets with his latest banger.
Rising LGBTQ+ artist Sarah Proctor returns with heart wrenching new single ‘Tired’
‘Tired’ features lush strings and stripped back piano chords as Sarah viscerally explores the weariness of a lover who realises she’s given everything she can to a relationship. In a rarely beautiful and normalised depiction of two women in love, Sarah looks to break the stereotypes of commodified LGBTQ+ expression.
CORNERS OF SANCTUARY DROP THE 2ND PART OF “BLOOD AND STEEL: VOLUME 2”
Philadelphia’s Corners of Sanctuary (COS) drop the second edition of the two-part EP Collection, “Blood And Steel: volume two,” the follow-up to their critically acclaimed first installment. “Blood and Steel: volume one,” has been hailed as the band’s most dynamic effort yet, and “Volume Two” has some big shoes to fill, but is definitely up to the challenge. The bands latest video, “Casualties Of War,” maintains the same, darker feel that embodies both Volumes and keeps the collection solidified. The “Blood And Steel” collection offers something for die-hard COS fans, but also offers something for the fans that are just now hearing the band for the first time with its straight up, classic, early 80’s metal sound and production.
Ayron Jones shares new video for ‘Supercharged’
Rising rocker Ayron Jones has released the video for his latest single ‘Supercharged’. Already nearing Top 20 at US Rock Radio, the track is taken from his critically acclaimed debut album Child Of The State (Big Machine/John Varvatos Records).
Rap sensation Ivorian Doll marks her highly anticipated return with a certified banger of a single ‘Bow Down’, accompanied by an extravagant music video, out now.
Switching her usual drill production for a hard-hitting Afro-leaning rap beat, ‘Bow Down’ sees Ivorian Doll showcase her versatility with her trademark blend of slick, charged-up bars and powerful delivery. Directed by long-time collaborator Kevin Hudson and released via her own channel, the official video accompanying the track finds IVD laced with jewels and luxurious garments, stepping through like true rap royalty.
Produced by award-winning Roman AKV (Abra Cadabra, Kojo funds), ‘Twin’ is about how love is not always what you expect, especially when you get your heart broken along the line. “The reason I wrote this song is because I genuinely believed she was my soulmate, turns out she was a gold digger or just interested in material things – hence why I started the song by singing She said she wants the Jordan’s and the prada’s, dancing in the rain, Mike Amiri trainers, show me what she says” Khalei explains.
New Music Releases from Various “Warner Music South Africa 23 August 2021” On Warner Music South Africa
“A partnership between Skrillex and Justin Bieber perhaps seemed unlikely when it began in 2015. But in the six years since their debut collab “Where Are Ü Now” — the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single from the Skrillex and Diplo collab Jack Ü, which featured Bieber on vocals — the duo’s string of projects have made them one of pop music’s favourite odd couples.
Wynnm releases video for new single Twelve
Twelve is again a bold snapshot of Wynnm’s music evolution and, with her new EP in the works for 2021, an exciting peek at what’s to come from a multi-talented artist who crafts a new world with every piece of music she makes.
Performed in front of a live audience, Rita Ora Live From The Eiffel Tower marks the international critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter’s transition back to live music and will follow Rita performing from the top of the tower, showcasing the venue in a way that has never been done before. As a final crescendo to Paris Fashion week, the show will also feature custom looks designed exclusively for Rita, from premiere fashion brands Fendi, Miu Miu, Lanvin and Alexandre Vauthier. Rita’s make-up will be created in partnership with French luxury beauty brand: Lancôme. Fusing the signature codes of iconic Parisian beauty with Rita’s own colorful, creative aesthetic, each make-up look will encompass the spirit and energy of this unique event.
The Vegetarians is a project lead by Hans Annellsson, composer & musician from Sweden, working together with several different singers such as John Tabacco, Robin Schell, John Crowe, Marc Mollan, John Marshall Gibbs and Napoleon Murphy Brock. The project started around 2000 as a vehicle for recording some prog covers of YES, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Genesis, ELP, Adrian Belew, Peter Hammill etc. The prog covers can be found on the albums “Remustered & Remixed Salad” and “The Calling”.
Billy Sherwood said this about the song “The Calling”: “A good rocking version, well done boys.”
Never one to be comfortable in complacency, SoCal veteran artist and producer Ariano is back with his newest project, Shoot at the Sun, Sleep With the Moon, which sees the artist introducing his fans to a new sound and vibe. The 16-song album is sonically inverse from the heavy, hip-hop aggression of 2020’s America the Anxious, taking an unexpected turn towards a more upbeat rock, guitar-driven sound. Shoot at the Sun, Sleep With the Moon is Ariano’s most sincere and up-tempo project that he has ever released, tapping into his characteristic songwriting style that is both introspective and brutally honest.
Cardiff Psych Rock phenomena ‘No Thee No Ess’ are poised to release their 2nd single from anticipated new ‘Dimmer Switch’ Album out via Surk Recordings this September.
‘Dimmer Switch” is the 2nd single to emerge from the new LP and will be released on Friday 27th August, and ‘Dimmer Switch’ Album will be released on Friday 17th September 2021.
“In some ways, I’m treating this like my debut album,” Tyler Shaw says of the endeavor. “I feel it’s time to introduce myself to the rest of the world.” Mixing pop, dance, and rock elements, he says he felt completely liberated in the studio. “Hands down, these are the best songs I have ever written. They are the ones that took the most self-reflection and are the absolute best representation of me and my growth as a songwriter.”
New Music // Skeamer – ‘Pain Is Temporary’
Skeamer has been steadily building his stature within the UK music scene and his newest single ‘Pain Is Temporary’ solidifies exactly why his name should be mentioned alongside the greats. The London based rapper is renowned for his conscientious lyrical content and his heartfelt delivery, this is integral to his musical identity and is excellently demonstrated within his latest track.
Elvis Costello And The Attractions explore classic album ‘This Year’s Model’ & ‘Spanish Model’ in new documentary…
For Elvis Costello’s latest project, Spanish Model, the ever musically curious artist, along with multi GRAMMY® award-winning producer Sebastian Krys, recruited an international cast of Latin pop and rock artists from around the globe to record his classic 1977 debut album with The Attractions, This Year’s Model, entirely in Spanish. An eclectic mix of singers and musicians, including Cami, Draco Rosa, Juanes, La Marisoul, Luis Fonsi, Sebastian Yatra and many others, performed the adapted songs alongside Costello & The Attractions timeless performances from the original master recordings.