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The Virginian native teamed up with the West African rapper to merge some afrobeat flavor with a drill drip for their latest collaboration. Over the years, TGUT has been able to establish a diverse sound that embodies everything from dancehall to Hip Hop, creating his staple international mix. Now, with his latest single “Grind,” Medikal helps TGUT further amplify his soundscape, bridging the gap between epic African expanse and drill energy.
Cold Weather Company Share “Movement” Video Via Hollywood Life l Coalescence Part 2 EP Out Now + Coalescence LP Out Early Fall Via Deko Entertainment
Complementing the track’s larger-than-life instrumentation and thematic discussion on the small intricacies of the world around us, the illustrated video exhibits a sweeping birds-eye-view of a rapidly changing city landscape, wherein we, viewers, can witness the reality of everyday — all around us, a million things are happening at once, whether we’re aware of it or not.
Spending the last two years pouring themselves into new sounds, fleshing out new ideas and bringing a fresh creative vision to life, Brisbane indie four-piece The Plane Sailors debut their new single, ‘Strikeout’.
As an introduction for some and a moment of reintroduction for those who have followed the group from the beginning of their journey, ‘Strikeout’ is a perfect snapshot of The Plane Sailors flying at a creative peak.
New YVETTE single
Keeping in line with one of the album’s themes (the dynamics of control versus what can’t be controlled) “Contact High” investigates how our relationships to ourselves and others are mediated by our methods of communication. To this end, YVETTE’s Noah Kardos-Fein suggests that “Our experiences, communications, and memories are refracted, channeled through and carved by multiple means of instant communication and rapid-fire knowledge-sharing. Your presence can be pruned and cultivated. Ideas and systems can be distorted and co-opted in the blink of an eye. It’s beautiful, sublime, dangerous, and terrifying all at once. To what degree do we take these things for granted, on a daily basis passively accepting our heavily mediated reality? We are connected, but do we connect? We are talking to and hearing each other, but are we listening?”
THE NECROSEXUAL RELEASES NEW SONG
NECROSEXUAL, the most electrifying band in corpse entertainment has released the track “Screamin’ for the Steamin’ Demon Semen.” The song is taken from his upcoming release Seeds of Seduction which is out on cassette September 3rd via Folkvanger Records.
The NECROSEXUAL commented:
“The song’s titular ejaculate describes the act of rock ‘n’ roll on stage. Performance gets me high, and it’s more intoxicating than the fanciest boxed wine. But, to be the most electrifying man in corpse entertainment, is to dance with the sadistic muses of rejection, self-doubt, and indifference from the outside world. Is it holy high art? Or a rambling, deranged obsession?
“Musically, my ‘semen song’ covers a vast territory of styles: speedy grindcore blasts, a rollicking breakdown section, and sinister, dueling guitar improvisations, all aimed to inspire the thrashing of limbs. ‘Screamin’ for the Steamin’ Demon Semen’ also features the GRIM-1 on lead bass, lead guitar, and lead rhythm guitar parts exclusively. It’s one of my finest hours as a shredder. Crank the volume, and dream a little dream…”
Hot on the heels of their acclaimed new EP, Brighton-based musical riot ĠENN today unveil their unruly new single ‘Catalyst’ via London’s Everything Sucks Music.
Released alongside a new live version of the previously released ‘Feel’ – ‘Catalyst’ is the band’s call to arms. Storming through snarling guitars and a thrashing rhythm section, ĠENN call for us to “stay awake”, expressing their need to implement true change in wake of the political events of the past twelve months.
FEEDER announce new album “Torpedo” and share title track | “Torpedo” released March 18th 2022
The celebrated, multi-platinum-selling, rock band Feeder have hit a resurgent run of three consecutive UK Top 10 albums with 2016’s All Bright Electric, the 2017 Best Of, and 2019’s Tallulah. Looking ahead to 2022, it is with some momentum that the band will release new album Torpedo into the world.
Kae Sera has released her superlunary new track “The Moon”! Eerie, dreamy and undeniably alluring, the song has a beat that feels somewhat reminiscent of a muffled rock/garage flow giving a pumping heartbeat of emotion. This celestial track is laced with delicate vocals that shimmer throughout, feeling subtly dark drawing in on the night-sky wonder, with twinkling synths and a flush of magic.
Working with acclaimed producer Josh Tyrrell (Seal, Van Morrison, James Morrison, Lana Del Rey) Henry Taylour has discovered a unique ambient Indie-Folk sound which shines across his new EP ‘Aftersun’. Full of moments of melancholic beauty, the new EP is a true demonstration of an artist full of ideas and promise for the future.
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Liz Cooper has released her new song ‘Feeling Good’, the latest track to be taken from her forthcoming album Hot Sass out September 3rd via Thirty Tigers.
Of the song, Cooper shares, “‘Feeling Good’ is one of the first songs I wrote for this record. It’s the recognition of a deep and nagging existential sadness that’s nearly impossible to shake.”
Progressive Death Metal Masters BE’LAKOR Unveil Massive New Single + Video “Hidden Window” from New Album “Coherence”
With a discography that includes landmark albums like Stone’s Reach, Of Breath and Boneand Vessels, Australian powerhouse BE‘LAKOR occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of progressive/melodic death metal fans worldwide. For more than fifteen years, the band has been turning heads with their technical yet melodic songwriting. Now, the legendary five-piece teams up with Napalm Records once again to release their new album Coherence(out October 29, 2021), proving themselves to be on top of their game with their most ambitious offering yet.
INWARDS mines hallucinatory electronica on ‘Hospital Job’
Electronic artist Kristian Shelley – AKA Inwards – releases new single ‘Hospital Job’ today, as the latest single from new EP ‘Feeling So Fun Reality’ – out October 7th via Brighton based tastemaker label Small Pond.
Built around percussive, otherworldly samples and synth loops ‘Hospital Job’ seems to echo from within. Shifting sonic elements, evolving and competing, create various snaking aural perspectives. Throughout, though, there remains a human sentiment expressed by the sounds. You can feel the warmth of the creators touch on the machine.
Ready for broadcast… Celebrate The Night from Dutch house / techno pioneer DJ Spandex
DJ Spandex just spun his way onto the Dutch music scene. In that time, he has established a reputation as one of the most innovative DJ’s of his generation.
Having shown an affinity for music from a very young age, DJ Spandex has been fine-tuning his DJ skills with a unique repertoire of mixes, music elements and playlists. His career took off propelled by a loyal following that loved the mind-bending sounds of DJ Spandex.
Hip-hop group Club Noir have shared their incredible new single, “Reload”. Based in Phoenix and formed by rappers Elijah NX, Alex G and Elijah’s brother Isus, the group have already begun to amass a following since arriving on the scene just last year and will no doubt soar to new heights with this latest release. Continuing with their dark, late-night signature soundscapes, it’s one of the group’s most confident efforts to date.
New Jersey Death Metal band Vicious Circle unleash lyric video for the brand new single “The Pain Is The Salvation” from their EP Unearthed Precision. Unearthed Precision is now available at all digital retailers and providers from SubLevel Records!
POP NEWCOMER MERCI, MERCY RELEASES BREEZY, HIGHLY RELATABLE “WINNIE CRUSH”
Australian pop newcomer merci, mercy shares the instantly catchy and endlessly relatable “Winnie Crush”—a breezy-feeling dive into the fine line between self-care and indulgence—out today on Capitol Records. The freshly signed artist also comes face to face with her vices in an animated visualizer paired with the track, which finds her chilling with sentient cigarettes, wine bottles, and pizza slices.
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.
DINNER announces return with ‘Dream Work’ out 10/22 on Captured Tracks // Shares choreographed video for “Midnight In My Head” single
Today Dinner aka Danish multi-instrumentalist Anders Rhedin has announced a new album titled Dream Work , a lush collection of synth and guitar-laden indie pop that expertly channels Ryuichi Sakamoto, early British indie, and the sound of water, due for release October 22, 2021 on Captured Tracks . Dream Work features vocal contributions from labelmates Molly Burch and Charlie Hilton as well as Lina Tullgren and Nicolai Koch . The album’s announcement is accompanied by a video for lead single ” Midnight In My Head (ft. Charlie Hilton)” directed by Anne Tse , featuring lip syncing and perfectly interpretive choreography from the video’s star, Carly Johnson .
Natalie Jane Hill Shares “Orb Weaver” Video + Announces Solely LP On Dear Life Records Oct 29
“Solely”, the sophomore effort by folk guitarist/singer-songwriter Natalie Jane Hill, is a record of transition. While the Central Texas native’s stunning debut “Azalea” grew from years spent developing a textural narrative voice and idiosyncratic guitar style in the vibrant Blue Ridge Mountains, “Solely” represents a period of inward growth, and an outward push into an expanded sonic palette.
Scottish indie-rockers PARLIAMO release new single “She’s Only Human”
A bracing indie-rock jammer addressing the fragility of mental health, speaking on the release of the new single, the band said: “She’s Only Human is a testament to confusion in confusing times. It discusses the limitations that those with poor mental health can face when it comes to relationships with others and oneself, and ultimately conveys that it’s okay not to be okay.”
Country music royalty and soon to be fifty-four year member of the Grand Ole Opry®, Jeannie Seely, has announced the release of her duet with longtime friend, Willie Nelson, who plays guitar and sings on “Not A Dry Eye In The House” off her highly acclaimed album An American Classic on Curb Records. The song was produced by Don Cusic and written by Dallas Wayne, an established singer / songwriter and an on-air personality with SiriusXM Ch. 59 on Willie’s Roadhouse, where Seely is also a weekly host every Sunday afternoon on her show, Sunday’s With Seely. The music is distributed to radio by PlayMPE and listeners can download and listen to “Not A Dry Eye In The House”
THe LYONZ celebrate freedom with fifth EP of 2021!
THe LYONZ have been causing a stir as of late with a series of thought-provoking cosmic hip hop EP releases. Having emerged as something strikingly different with a performance at Montreal’s International Jazz Festival, Anthony Salvo and Terrell McLeod Richardson who form the group have recently appeared on national TV in Canada, in DJ Mag and most recently were selected to record an elaborate 360 degrees session in the Montreux mountains in collaboration with the AP brand and Montreux Jazz Festival.
Carr has spent a career in the shadows, supporting other worthy performers and hustling as a back-up singer, a jingle performer, and a one-off gig act. Over the years, she has recorded and/or shared the stage with such artists as Earth, Wind & Fire, Alicia Keys, Lionel Richie, Eddie Money, and many others. With her debut album, Carr takes a leap of faith into the spotlight with a bold and confident collection of songs, asserting her authentic voice along the way.
RUDIE EDWARDS RELEASES WORST WAYS
Rising UK talent Rudie Edwards follows on from her recent single ‘Forgetting’ with another hugely potent offering ‘Worst Ways’. Co-writing and co-producing everything she creates, ‘Worst Ways’ looks set to continue the attention forming around Rudie right now as a significant new name as she again showcases a rare ability to blend pop hooks and emotion with a commanding vocal talent.
BANKS UNVEILS NEW SINGLE AND OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO – “SKINNYDIPPED” – OUT NOW
BANKS is back today with “Skinnydipped,” serving as the follow up to her critically acclaimed summer single, “The Devil.” Written and co-produced by the artist herself, the single is paired with an exquisite official music video, co-directed by BANKS and Michael Stine, featuring BVLGARI’s iconic Serpenti Viper and Serpenti High jewelry collections. Modern yet timeless, the serpent theme is completed with this exciting new collaboration; the serpent, a recurring symbol through-out this new body of work, as she explores the intricacies of power, seduction and self-worth.
TOM MORELLO RELEASES NEW SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
“I’d worked with Josh from Phantogram on my first Atlas Underground album and I was thrilled when he and Sarah reached out about collaborating on this record. This song is creepy as hell –a dark journey, a struggle for a tortured soul. The guitar solo needed to feel like a vengeful angel who has come down to decide the fate of the protagonist. Will they descend into the abyss or will they find redemption? “Driving To Texas,” really shows the breadth of the music you’ll hear on this record. Sarah has one of the most haunting and beautiful voices of anyone singing today, and Josh’s production is stylistically so fresh and eerie,” said Tom Morello.
La Luz share the official video for “The Pines”
On October 22nd, Hardly Art will release the self-titled album from La Luz. Recorded at Linear Labs Studio in Los Angeles with the help of Adrian Younge, La Luz fearlessly launch themselves into a new realm of emotional intimacy with a collection of songs steeped in the mysteries of the natural world and the magic of human chemistry that has found manifestation in the musical ESP between guitarist and songwriter Shana Cleveland, bassist Lena Simon, and keyboardist Alice Sandal. On the heels of their previously released singles “In The Country” and “Watching Cartoons” comes a new video for their latest song, “The Pines.” Directed by Hamilton Boyce, this karaoke-inspired romp is set at a neighborhood dive bar, The Pines, and features the band singing, dancing, and… surprise! more singing!
HASTINGS ARRIVES WITH DEBUT SINGLE “HEART’S NOT IN IT”
Hastings commented, “I just want you to pull emotion from the music. It can be whatever you’re feeling. Maybe after you listen, you’ll want to call your ex… A lot of these songs are about breakups, relationships, and life. Maybe you can relate to some of my experiences, I’m just sharing what I go through.”