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Out in the suburbs of Minnesota, the winters are long, harsh, and biting. However, it all feels a little warmer with local singer-songwriter Zack King around. Life is simpler out there, and he, armed with an acoustic guitar and a heart of gold, just wants everyone to stop for a moment and take it all in. A fanatic for ’90s nostalgia a la Matchbox Twenty, Zack toyed around with music his whole life before turning it into a professional pursuit after graduating college. Like many, he found himself feeling lost after graduation, and turned to his music to confront those feelings.
Bad With Phones releases “Ghost” feat. Carina || Out Today on Don’t Sleep / PIAS
South East London’s Bad With Phones launches his new single “Ghost,” alongside a transfixing, wavy visual out now on Don’t Sleep / [PIAS]. The Deptford-bred creator, known as Manny to his friends, received instant support for his debut track “Needles” from notable tastemakers like Complex who described it as “such a wonderfully odd introduction” to the artist. In 2020, he released the highly praised single “ON1” which garnered over 1.4M streams on Spotify alone.
will hyde Bares All On Powerful “our neighbors.” Single
Written at age 19 with 2021 GRAMMY Award winner Mike Waters (John Legend, Demi Lovato, Louis Tomlinson, Grace VanDerWaal) and Joel Quartermain (G-Flip, Dustin Tebbutt), “our neighbors.” highlights the feelings of anxiety, paranoia and self-doubt that can be felt throughout the breakdown of a relationship. However, in true will hyde style, the polished pop production adds a glimmer of hope to the story within, almost as though peace has been found in the turmoil of the relationship’s demise.
Many Moons – the fourth single from the debut album by FHANG
“Many Moons” is a slice of our debut self-titled album, out now, a record borne out of the pandemic, which gave our new friendship time to develop and the opportunity to explore, write, and record.
Melodic Doom Heavyweights RED MOON ARCHITECT Share Brand New Video Clip For “My Beloved”!
Praised by fans and critics alike for their latest full-length record, entitled Emptiness Weighs The Most (Noble Demon), melodic doom heavyweights RED MOON ARCHITECT are truly known to create a unique sound of their own. Pure sweeping, yet crushing and highly atmospheric doom soundscapes consolidate with strong melodies, dark growls and beautiful female vocals, that are crawling directly under your skin!
In support of their latest album, the band has shared a new video clip for the haunting and soulful track “My Beloved”, which was shot amidst the beautiful nature of Finland!
Berlin melancholia with dreamy overtones from Swede – Adna
Following on from the release of her stunning 2017 full-length ‘Closure’, an album which was lauded across numerous outlets including Stereogum, CLASH, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY and many more, Swedish-born but Berlin-based singer songwriter Adna has now unveiled the details behind her next LP ‘Black Water’ with the release of her latest single ‘Darkness Born In Youth’.
Nature Sounds releases single “Alchemy” by the late GIFT OF GAB… album out Sept. 10th.
When Gift of Gab tragically passed away on June 18, 2021, his death reverberated throughout the music world with fans and fellow musicians alike mourning his loss. The upcoming release of his posthumous album Finding Inspiration Somehow (Nature Sounds; release date September 10, 2021) continues his musical legacy with new music that was originally planned for release earlier this summer.
RICO NASTY SHARES THE VIDEO FOR “BUSS”
Rico Nasty has released the official music video for “Buss”. The track was first previewed during an electric set at this summer’s Lollapalooza. The video is streaming now at Rico Nasty’s official YouTube channel HERE. Upon its release “Buss” was met by unanimous critical applause from media outlets such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, FADER and NME.
GRYFFIN UNVEILS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE “NEW BLOOD” WITH BOY MATTHEWS
“‘New Blood’ is one of my favorite records I’ve ever done” says Gryffin on the creation of the track. “It is about a special someone coming into your life and allowing you to rediscover your inner self and happiness in life again. Boy Matthews is one of the most talented vocalists I’ve ever worked with. His soul and energy gave this song the euphoric vibes I was looking for. I’m so proud of this record and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”
Written By Wolves x Skope Magazine | “Forever & Always” Out Now
“Forever & Always” is a reimagined version of the 2019 Written By Wolves track and will be featured on their upcoming EP, The Collab Project, due out on September 17. The EP aims to be an on-going initiative to spread mental health awareness.
Lindsey Buckingham New Song Scream Out Now, North American Tour Starts Tonight
Today Lindsey Buckingham has released the triumphant album opener “Scream” from the highly anticipated forthcoming self-titled solo record due out September 17th on Reprise. This is the third song made available from the album following “I Don’t Mind” and “On The Wrong Side,” both of which were released to glowing reviews. Today also marks Buckingham’s return to the stage, with the first of a 30-date tour beginning tonight at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater. In addition to his North American tour dates, Lindsey Buckingham is thrilled to announce UK and European tour dates for 2022.
Tombstones In Their Eyes Premiere Intimate and Beautifully Haunting “Looking For A Light” Video with Ghettoblaster Magazine
A pastiche of atmospheric cinematography, the minimalistic video shot by Swedish filmmaker Maria Magnusson features moody images that showcase haunting and spacious forests, vast valleys during sunset, mysterious abandoned houses, as well as the calm, never-ending ebb and flow of the ocean surf. In perfect step with its lyrics of being aimlessly adrift while trying to “find my way back home,” its visuals reflect the isolation and peaceful loneliness that its textured and gauzy sonics unfurl.
Michael Brun Teams Up with Miss Nina, LASTMONDAY on ‘Sammy Sosa’
‘Rasanbleman,’ Haitian-Creole for, to gather, has been Latin Grammy winner Michael Brun’s focus for the better part of the last decade; uniting artists from across the world to celebrate and come together on global beats. As music has flowed from Africa, across the Caribbean into Latin America, so too has the Haitian born Brun, collaborating with artists from across the musical spectrum, a list that runs from Nigerian Mr Eazi to Columbia’s J Balvin, Benin’s Shirazee to Jersey Club queen Uniiqu3.
HIGH DESERT QUEEN: stream doomy new single “Heads Will Roll”
To follow the release of their impressive and rowdy debut video “The Mountain vs The Quake”, Austin heavy rockers HIGH DESERT QUEEN present a brand new track taken from their upcoming album ‘Secrets of the Black Moon’ on Ripple Music. Get compelled by their doomy blues-inspired new single “Heads Will Roll” via Metal injection!
Nick Arneson ‘Sunshine Guaranteed’ (10.8 Release)
PDX based musician and producer Nick Arneson has announced the upcoming release of the new full-length album ‘Sunshine Guaranteed’. The LP is set for an October 8 release on all streaming platforms. His moody and beautifully infectious new single “Naturally” will be available this Friday on Spotify/Apple Music and can be previewed today via Popwrapped.
AI BENDR RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE DEEP”
Receiving widespread praise from OnesToWatch, LA Mag, The Honey Pop, and more this year, Australian born, Michigan raised Ai Bender releases the official music video for recently released single “The Deep”. The video shows Ai Bendr wrestling with a form of herself in a pool; one side is struggling to stay afloat while the other pulls her down to the deep as her vocals plead, “don’t let me fall too far.” Directed by Emma Sydney Menzies, the visual is a dark and gritty representation of the push and pull with one’s inner self that comes with drug addiction.
Ashley Suppa is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from the suburban New York City area. Kicking off her music career at just age 6 singing background vocals on renowned guitarist Ace Frehley’s (KISS) album ‘Anomaly’, Ashley is now stepping into the limelight as a solo artist with her own sophisticated sound. Following support from the likes of Clout, FMS, Lock Magazine and Earmilk for her recent single ‘King’, Ashley now unveils her debut self-titled EP. The showcases Ashley’s astronomical and versatile talent across 7 sleek tracks.
MPress Records has just released “Passenger”, the second track from Poetica, a spoken-word concept album conceived, produced and engineered by 6-time Independent Music Award winner Rachael Sage. The track premiered in PopWrapped (US) and Music News (UK). With its roots planted firmly in experimental and boundary-pushing genres, Poetica is a cinematic, stylistically expansive odyssey. Its fusion of poetry with jazz, classical and Americana musical elements calls to mind such poets/musicians as Leonard Cohen, Laurie Anderson, and Patti Smith. Poetica’s self-titled album releases on October 22nd.
Gothic Rock Band OCTOBER NOIR Drops New Video For The Track, “Windows”
Florida-based gothic/rock band, OCTOBER NOIR has unleashed their new video for the song, “Windows.” The song appears on their forthcoming new album, Fate, Wine & Wisteria due out on September, 22.
The song is about finding a savior in the midst of being in a miserable state of being and being able to see everything the world has to offer through that person’s eyes.
“OH SHIT…ARE WE IN LOVE?” VALLEY RELEASES END OF SUMMER ANTHEM
Valley wrote and co-produced “Oh shit…are we in love?” with Jorgen Odegard (Justin Bieber “Holy”). In reflecting on the new song, lead vocalist Rob Laska explains, “‘Oh shit…are we in love?’ in a way feels like Valley’s first love song while simultaneously playing the role of an end of summer anthem. We find it’s sometimes tricky as songwriters to write about love in a form that feels honest but not too kitschy or on the nose. We knew we wanted to write something that people can really sing with us live and make it a special moment. Lyrically, ‘Oh shit’ is about the realization that what you’ve been looking for the whole time has been right in front of you. The happiness of finding your person, whether that’s a significant other or a best friend or your dog.”
Video News -Daryl Mosley Dials Up Treasured Memories With “Transistor Radio”
Daryl Mosley dials up treasured memories with his new music video, “Transistor Radio,” featured this week on IndiMusic TV, Americana Highways and The Country Note. The appealing clip is a companion piece to Mosley’s latest single and is the first from his upcoming album, SMALL TOWN DREAMER (Pinecastle Records), due out this fall.
New Video – BigBob & Raf Almighty (BIG ALMIGHTY) “Accomplishments” ft Guy Grams & Lyfe the Oracle
TURN COLD STREAM NEW EP IN FULL AT DECIBEL
Thrash metal band TURN COLD are streaming the entirety of their new EP Break Your Faith at Decibel Magazine. The EP will be released on September 10th.
TDW release “Gratitude Song”
Dutch progressive metal band TDW (Tom de Wit) has released “Gratitude Song” the first single from his upcoming album Fountains.
Tom commented “This is a very special song, written and dedicated to the concept of gratitude to my audience for supporting me. But most of all, it is a love letter to each and everyone of you who pre-ordered the album ‘The Days The Clock Stopped’ in 2020 and who made that project the wonderful work that it has become! Thanks to everyone who has been on this journey with me so far and I can’t wait to get this new album out there!”
BIG30 SHARES EXPLOSIVE DEBUT PROJECT ‘KING OF KILLBRANCH’
Today, Memphis rapper BIG30 releases King of Killbranch, his explosive debut project filled with the menacing gunplay, percussive flows, and vivid recollections of life on his block that’ve cemented his status as one of rap’s fastest rising stars. Featuring guest spots from Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo, Future, Lil Durk, Pooh Shiesty, Offset and more, the project arrives alongside the official video for “Free Shiesty,” which pays tribute to 30’s friend and frequent collaborator.
AYRA STARR DEBUTS SLICK VISUALS FOR GEN Z ANTHEM: ‘BLOODY SAMARITAN’
One of West Africa’s premier class of artists, Ayra Starr, has unleashed the long-awaited visual for the bold and spirited Bloody Samaritan’.
Produced by London, ‘Bloody Samaritan’ is a fierce and searing track that speaks to the importance of shedding and avoiding negative energy. Especially in an era where criticism online via social media is easily magnified.
Welsh Language Post-Hardcore Band BREICHIAU HIR Announce Debut Album
Cardiff-based post-hardcore six-piece Breichiau Hir are delighted to announce the news that their debut album Hir Oes I’r Cof will be released on 19th November 2021 via Welsh language alternative label Libertino Records.
Following a first spin from Huw Stephens on BBC Wales, the band have revealed the video for the album’s title track and lead single ‘Hir Oes I’r Cof’, which is released on 2nd September 2021.
BRIDEAR release brand new track ‘Brave New World Revisited’
Japanese metal band BRIDEAR have released a brand new track and music video, ‘Brave New World Revisited’. The release of the song celebrates and commemorates the band’s return to international touring in September and October for their ‘Into The Dark Forever’ UK and European tour, making them the first Japanese band to perform overseas post-pandemic.
ĠENN – Share new video for ‘Catalyst’ + Announce ‘Liminal’ UK tour dates
As befitting a band who take their name from the Maltese word for frenzy, ĠENN thrive amongst chaos. “Craziness follows us,” laughs lead singer Leona Farrugia, alluding to the quartet’s colourful history, which has so far featured robbery, legal disputes, long-distance collaborations, and three members of the band relocating to Brighton from Malta. Guitarist Janelle Borg concurs. “[ĠENN] could have been a support group, but we decided to make music instead.”
Metal Powerhouse LIVING WRECKAGE Unveils Music Video for ‘One Foot in the Grave’
LIVING WRECKAGE – the new modern metal powerhouse comprised of vocalist Jeff Gard (Death Ray Vision), guitarists Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall) and Matt LeBreton (Downpour), bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Act of Defiance) and drummer Jon Morency (Let Us Prey) – have unleashed a music video for the title track from their debut EP, “One Foot in the Grave.”
OASIS REVEALS PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PERFORMANCE FOOTAGE OF “LIVE FOREVER” LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 1996
The footage from the film also features commentary from Noel Gallagher reflecting how the song changed Oasis’ trajectory from indie band to global powerhouse: “We were a pretty decent band the night before I wrote ‘Live Forever’ but it was indie music. The day after I wrote ’Live Forever,’ we were gonna be the biggest band in the world. I knew it.”
Maya Delilah looks to the future on gospel-tinged “Thank You”
Following on from June’s “Breakup Season” with the renowned Samm Henshaw, “Thank You” hears soulful piano and organ sit over the swing of a laid-back drum groove, as Maya’s sweetly understated vocals build towards the wailing guitar solo of the song’s climax. Gospel inspired with a 6/8 time signature, the song feels like the emotional outro of a live show and is a characteristically wry take on seeing the best side of having a relationship end.
DAPPY X M24 X BACKROAD GEE drop huge new track and visuals to “Antigua”
Continuing to prove his superstar ability Dappy follows up his previous single “BOLO” alongside Abra Cadabra and invites drill favourites M24 and BackRoad Gee for an enthralling soundtrack featuring effective riffs and percussive elements led by nostalgic woozy basslines.