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HANYA share EP lead single ‘Fortunes’ | out Sept 2nd
Taking influence from Alvvays, Beach House and Kurt Vile, the group’s unique take on 70’s psychedelia intertwined with 90’s shoegaze is showcased to perfection in their newest release, with its delicate guitars and ethereal harmonies bolstering their dreamy aesthetic as they continue to carve their own unique space within the indie landscape.
M Field releases self-titled debut EP & shares 5th single (Leafy Outlook)
“The verse of Ten is a Number began as a voice note that was half-forgotten, returned to and developed as a pitch for a movie. It was not chosen, but I liked it and so I added a chorus to it. When I wrote the chorus I felt like it perfectly embodied the way life felt at the time, which is a rare thing I think. I had met some new people and felt a kind of sheltered youthful optimism I hadn’t felt for a while,” Field explains.
AVA AKIRA & ZAND link up to bring us slick dark wave pop track ‘PURGATORY’
AVA AKIRA, London’s Hyperemo Rave Girl joins forces with ZAND, Blackpool’s “Ugly Pop” star for ‘PURGATORY’, produced by notable wave heavyweights Pholo & Visene. ‘PURGATORY’ is a dark wave pop track about the thoughts in your head whilst under the influence at an after-party during the late night/ early hours of the morning. The track starts with a sample from the film Jennifer’s Body and then teases ZAND’s faded vocals before diving headfirst into AVA’s anxiety fuelled train of thought.
KANYE WEST RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “COME TO LIFE”
Reggae legend Beres Hammond and Dancehall superstar Popcaan have collaborated again on a soul touching single, “A Mother’s Love;” a heartfelt melody expressing unending love for their mothers and how prayers and hard work can lead to success. The song is also a reflection of the love people have for the women who have raised them.
The soothing single hears each artiste share real life stories from their childhood with examples of acts of love done by their mothers. Produced by Shane C. Brown for Shane Brown Music and again teaming up with his signed inhouse team from T.M.I. Records and Robert Browne on guitars. The single is an enduring reminder of the selfless acts of love mothers do for their children daily.
The song is distributed by VPAL Music.
“When writing ‘People In My Life’, we aimed to keep a traditional bluegrass feel on instruments featured in the track; you can listen for a soulful fiddle, banjo, harmonica, and percussion elements like the castanets and washboard. Really pushing our range on this one just going full western with it was the nature of the game where we wanted to tap into that creative side of ourselves. Big shout out to Nora for coming by the studio and blessing us with her violin & fiddle skills. Truly a Pro and friend of Lucid!” – Lucid Phase
Check out Brandon Mills’ new music video for My Hero
Brandon Mills (from Season One of The Bachelor Presents: Listen To Your Heart) has just dropped the music video for his fresh single release, My Hero, featuring Max Ribner.
This new track features a laid-back and atmospheric soundscape, with expressive vocals. The style is reminiscent of Dirty Heads, Mumford & Sons, and The Tallest Men on Earth.
Artist: Lelli – Album: Dreamer
The Franco British duo personify ‘passion’ and talk about their love/hate relationship with her. They explain that passion is something that comes and goes through life, but is set deep down in our roots and pushes us to follow our dreams. The singer expresses her own point of view and manifests that “right now, [she] needs [passion] the most”.
YN Jay Takes It Back to the Soul Train Era in “Rock The Boat” Video
YN Jay might usually rhyme atop futuristic beats, but he isn’t afraid to kick it old school. Turning the clock back to the 1970s, YN Jay shares “Rock The Boat,” his new music video. Produced by Jay’s favorite producer ENRGY, “Rock The Boat” finds Jay getting his Nate Dogg on, smoothly crooning an X-rated hook over spritely acoustic guitar. Directed by Jolo, the video is a vivid throwback to the days of disco, complete with dancers dazzling sequins and roller skates. Channeling The Hues Corporation in his bedazzled jacket, Jay is a natural for the era, as he flashes his diamond-studded smile and dances on a bar. “Rock The Boat” is the latest video from Coochie Chronicles, YN Jay’s recent project, following recent clips for “Immaculate,” “Mix The Yeahhhhh,” and “Better Days.”
Howlin Rain Shares “Don’t Let The Tears” | Second Single From New Album ‘The Dharma Wheel’
A psychedelicized call to hold your head high in the darkest of times, the track brings the boogie with wah-wah guitars and Bernie Worrell-dosed madcap synth work from guest keyboardist Adam MacDougall. As Howlin Rain principle Ethan Miller declares in the refrain: “Don’t let the tears flow down beneath your leaves, for the years can drown just as easily,” its swirling forward motion showers 70s’ glitter upon a dance floor of the mind.
SKEPTA RELEASES “EYES ON ME” VIDEO
Following the release of his brand new five track EP All In in July, Skepta today releases the visual for stand-out track “Eyes on Me”. The Matthew Walker-directed video offers a rare glimpse into a day-in-life of the multidisciplinary artist – cinematic in scope, and set against a host of luxurious locations – we see the results of the ambition and hard work that the Tottenham rapper has outlined through his lyrics since first exploding onto the grime scene.
“‘Somewhere Cool With You’ is about taking a trip with your person,” said Doleac. “Where you might ask? Doesn’t even matter. ‘Anywhere, don’t care, long as you’re right there baby it’s cool with me…’ It’s a drop everything, spontaneous, throw a dart at a map and go kinda feeling. I wrote this song in the middle of quarantine, so the inspiration is VERY real for this one. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only ready to get back to normal, pack a bag, and go somewhere cool. If you feel that too, this one’s for you.”
Check Out TO KILL A MONSTER Official Lyrc Video for “Barely Breathing”!
Columbus, OH based Alternative Rock band TO KILL A MONSTER has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Barely Breathing.” Created by Mike Colletti of MC Lyric Videos with single art by Dan Smotz of Goulash Media, “Barely Breathing” layers a heavy, rolling rock beat and crunchy guitar with soaring vocals by front-man and lone founding member Joey Lawson.
“Sunset To London” is a magisterial example of storytelling through music. A soft, heartwarming acoustic melody blends in perfect harmony with Jane Honor’s silky vocals and thoughtful lyrics. The single was produced by Matty Carlock, who also co-wrote the track with Honor, and was mixed by Pete Andrews and mastered by Dan Shike. “I told Matty about a time that I dropped my whole life and ran away to London over the summer of 2019,” says Honor. “There are parts of this song that are right from my heart, and there are also details that are fictional. It was really fun to create this dramatic storyline together.” Jane Honor illustrates the inspiration of the song as “running away from everything in your life, responsibilities, and running away from a particular person.” The production of this track is one to be proud of as the candid single has listeners invested and touched by the honesty and intrigue of the song. The story of escaping to an oasis-like London for a cathartic release is one that many can relate to and only adds to the already stunning charm of the song.
NEW VIDEO: Cheb i Sabbah “Keep Coming Back” (Azam Ali Mix)
The late Cheb i Sabbah was one of the most important and influential artists on the Global Fusion scene. His six classic albums for Six Degrees Records combined the traditional music of South East Asia, North Africa and the Middle East with what he termed “DJ Science.” Before his untimely death in 2013, he completed a final record and “Keep Coming Back” is the first single from that project. The song was co-written by and features the vocals of legendary Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy, as well as vocals from Azam Ali, herself a hugely popular artist who has amassed a fervent following for her solo work, as well as her work with the group Niyaz. Watch the video for Keep Coming Back (Azam Ali Mix) here.
Silverbacks Share “Wear My Medals” / Announce signing to Full Time Hobby
“From the very start, we’ve always wanted to be a ‘career band’. We don’t see the point in not constantly making music – if you’re lucky enough to be able to make music you like and enjoy it, why put restrictions on it?” says Kilian O’Kelly, one of the three guitarists in Silverbacks. His brother Daniel, who takes care of vocals and another of the guitars, nods in agreement. After the release and acclaim provided to their debut record Fad in 2020, it would have been understandable for the band to take a step back and take stock of their achievements thus far. Not so – writing sessions began early in 2020 for what they hope to be the follow-up, with Dan sending files back and forth from his new base in Paris while the others – Kilian, bassist and vocalist Emma Hanlon, guitarist Peadar Kearney and drummer Gary Wickham – remained in Ireland. They spent their downtime from live commitments refining and shaping their ideas, taking to the studio when they could with producer Daniel Fox (Girl Band) to try and push themselves and their music forward.
Teenager morgen Shares Pandemic-Inspired Single “3D”
After her debut single garnered acclaim from the likes of Zane Lowe and Elton John on their respective Apple Music radio shows, 17-year-old bedroom pop newcomer morgen returns today with the release of her relatable sophomore single “3D” available now across all digital streaming platforms.
SAM AND THE WOMP – Release Video For ‘Sun Dance’ (Feat.K.O.G)
Released today (2 September), the multi-platinum London band’s first music in three years is now paired with visuals as bright and energising as a sunny day. Traversing through a universe of technicolour wonderment, the new video finds the band busting-a-groove in honour of the heavenly body found at the centre of our solar system.
VIDEO: Jessica Wilde looks back at the moment she chose sobriety in her sizzling visual for “Daylight”
The video is a dramatic invocation of this relationship, set in a voguish, boutique hotel room with a 60’s vintage decor which emphasizes the retro feel of the track. We see Wilde and her lover go from steamy lust filled highs to the depths of come downs on a crazy carousel.
Poetica (Rachael Sage, Dave Eggar) Releases “Passenger” – new album out 10/22
A cinematic, stylistically expansive odyssey, Poetica calls to mind such poet/musicians as Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson. Recently, they announced a 10/22 release date for their debut self-titled album, and today we released the second single “Passenger,” listen here: