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CEDARS Release New Music Video ‘Claymore’, Trigger Warning!
Texas’ electronic rockers CEDARS released their new album “Cowards” on June 11th, via Gruene Records. Today the band has unleashed their new music video for ‘Claymore’, talking about the challenges of relationship in a visceral way.
Trigger warning! The video contains graphic content that some may find disturbing!
GHOST:HELLO Announce Fall Tour
Synthesized stoner rock outfit GHOST:HELLO is kicking off their fall tour starting in their home state of Ohio. The full run of dates can be found below!
GHOST:HELLO Fall Tour Dates:
9/11 femme fest, Buzzbin, Canton OH
9/16 Musica, Akron OH
9/17 The Empty Glass, Charleston WV
9/18 Blind Bobs, Dayton OH
9/25 Westside Bowl, Youngstown OH
10/1 Buzzbin, Canton OH
11/19 Buzzbin, Canton OH
11/26 Westside Bowl, Youngstown Oh
11/27 Spacebar, Columbus OH
Following their critically acclaimed recent releases, Luke Royalty’s ‘Stay Gold’ and ‘I Do’ and Sweets’ ‘I’m Not Coming Home’ and ‘Yellow’, the Unlikely Lads release their first collaboration since the classic ‘I Could Get Used To This’ – ‘Toy Story’. The track was also played by Jack Saunders yesterday! Yet to release his debut album, Luke Royalty from key players including BBC Radio 1 (“I Do” was Radio 1’s Introducing Track Of The Week and “Stay Gold” Jack Saunders Next Wave track), BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, Clash Magazine, The Independent and Amazing Radio.
Fast-rising, poetic indie four piece The Lathums have announced news of a very special one-off show at the iconic Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom, taking place on Sat 9 April 2022. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Fri 10 September 2021, available HERE.
The show is poised to be a seaside celebration of the band’s progress over the past two years, seeing them perform much-loved songs of youthful hope, including I’ll Get By (featuring the famous coastal town in its colourful promo video) and How Beautiful Life Can Be, plus soon-to-be-fan-favourites from their long-awaited, imminent album. The choice of venue is no accident for the North West band, with the elegant, 125-year-old venue hosting legendary Oasis and Stone Roses shows, amongst many others, over the last four decades.
DAHLIA SLEEPS announce debut album ‘Overflow’, release new single “Too Good To Hide”
London based duo Dahlia Sleeps today announce their long-awaited debut album, Overflow. Two years in the making and almost 6 years since their debut single, producer/writer Luke Hester and singer/writer Lucy Hill will release Overflow in two parts – the first of which will be out on October 19th, with the B-side to follow early in 2022.
Accompanying the album announcement is new single “Too Good To Hide”. The track unfurls beautifully; partnering smoky atmospherics and soaring guitars with rich live percussion and a haunting string section, “Too Good To Hide” dissects how mental ill-health can hold us back and keep us repeating the same painful patterns, as the song builds elegantly towards its stunning crescendo.
ELEANOR K SHARES THE NEW VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE ‘THE PANIC’S OVER’
During a decade of touring with Crystal Fighters, Eleanor K was a big part of their inclusive, celebratory sound as they rose from a warehouse in east London to playing some of the world’s biggest festivals and arenas. She recently took the first step towards releasing her debut solo album ‘Everytime’s The Last Time’ by sharing its first single ‘All In’, which starred Jack Fox in the video. The song’s dark-hued, introspective emotions were a world apart from the feelgood vibes of Crystal Fighters, but it made for a compelling single which earned tastemaker support from Wonderland, Noctis and more.
Creeper’s Ian Miles announces solo project
Ian Miles, guitarist in renowned UK punks Creeper, has announced a debut solo record, Degradation, Death, Decay, out 15th October via Big Scary Monsters and available to pre-order now. Today he shares the first single and video Truest Blue, along with details of an exclusive Southampton album release show.
Husky Rescue founder Marko Nyberg’s stunning new solo project is born out of the profoundly life changing experiences of a near death experience, and the loss of a father. Drawing further inspiration from the art of Hilma af Klint, a pioneer of abstract artist, the upcoming body of work explores the boundaries between genres, sounds and artforms. Combining neoclassical with techno, the music embodies a secret knowledge of geometrical forms and post-apocalyptic buzzes, all wrapped in the beauty conjured up through the use of a live string ensemble. Nyberg’s new project will be multidisciplinary, tapping into contemporary dance and abstract video art, with a series of videos and short films to be delivered alongside the music.
Artist: Zoos – Album: Affection Machine
Zoos writes music to make people move. Touching lyrics, soaring synth melodies, and memorable guitar lines are built upon rhythms inspired by pop, rock, funk, and electronic music. The songs are generally written starting with a single element that they find creates a connective experience. Other elements are then brought in from live jams, individual studio work, and collaborative songwriting sessions. Zoos incorporates meaning and emotion into fun dance music with pop appeal.
Artist: Jordan Opeti – Album: Mi Believe
Jordan Opeti is an Artist/Musician from Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea. His interest and taste especially the Rock Genre with a huge influence especially by Rock Artists such as Bryan Adams and also Rock Bands bands such as Deff Leppard.
Canadian Songstress Tonia Evans Cianciulli Sings Praise for Her Divine Gift with “My Voice Belongs to Him”
Many people attribute possessing exceptional talent as a God-given gift, and celebrated Canadian singer Tonia Evans Cianciulli is acknowledging hers with high praise in return on this, her new, original hymn, “My Voice Belongs to Him” — available now.
YUMI ZOUMA share sonic offering ‘Give It Hell’ | out Sept 7th via POLYVINYL
New Zealand alt-pop quartet Yumi Zouma return with sonic offering ‘Give It Hell’, set for release September 7th via Polyvinyl, alongside details of their forthcoming 2022 UK/EU tour.
Inspired by the first and final stop of the band’s sold-out ‘Truth or Consequences’ (third LP) US tour in March 2020, guitarist/vocalist Josh Burgess explained:
“Before we went on stage for the only show we would play on our sold-out 2020 US tour, we held each other tight, and fighting back the tears, someone said ‘let’s give it hell tonight’. The next day, ‘Truth Or Consequences’ was released. We drove to New York, took some photos, and dispersed back to our homes in the US, UK, and New Zealand. We haven’t been in the same room since.
New Music // J-Onyx – ‘Chop The Bummies’
The London based rising star solidifies her circle as she Chops The Bummies in a track that weighs in on the importance of having the right people around her. Setting the pace with her distinctively punchy and assertive flow, J-Onyx teams up with producer Ty Metronome on the latest release. Maintaining her elusivity, J-Onyx stays under a cloak of mystery in the GRM Daily premiered music video, which features a mirage of looks, face-paints and camera angles to cleverly obscure her image.
GIÖBIA: new single “Canyon Moon” streaming now!
GIÖBIA’s new single “Canyon Moon” is the second excerpt taken from their mind-bending split album with fellow space travelers THE COSMIC DEAD. ‘The Intergalactic Connection: Exploring The Sideral Remote Hyperspace’ comes out on October 29th via Heavy Psych Sounds. Listen to this skyrocketing new song courtesy of It’s Psychedelic Baby Mag!
“If you don’t mind taking a ride on the Milky Way, turn up the volume and get aboard GIÖBIA’s space rocket. Canyon Moon is the place to be.” — Giöbia, Year 2021
NEWS | ERIKA GRAPES SHARES MUSIC VIDEO OF ‘NOTHING’S GONNA HURT YOU BABY’
The video was filmed in Swansea, Wales by director and artist Alfie Scheinman which Erika had long known since a time she spent in London singing in an indie rock band named Bungalow Purple, where Alfie was playing guitars and composing part of the songs.
Although being a songwriter, also, Erika decided for her debut single as a solo artist to cover the famous Dream Pop hit “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” by Cigarettes After Sex, adding an electronic/trip hop vibe to it, created by the artist and producer Lorenzo Montaná (Tying Tiffany, TTL).
Symphonic Power Metal Force TEMPERANCE to release new Album “Diamanti”
Italian modern Symphonic Power Metal maestros TEMPERANCE present the first single cut from their new studio album, Diamanti. Energizing and uplifting “Pure Life Unfolds” embodies the multifaceted sound of the five-piece with its grand melodies and thriving refrain – all topped by the fabulous performance of all three vocalists. With millions of streams across all platforms, TEMPERANCE are shaping up to be amongst the elite of Symphonic Metal!
The star-studded project is one of the biggest amapiano projects of the year, featuring the king of amapiano himself Kabza De Small, heavyweights Major League DJz and fellow amapiano royalty such as DBN Gogo, Josiah De Disciple and Focalistic, among others.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading organization committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, presents the fourth episode of their livestream music series, Music to Our Eyes. This Facebook series will feature Lachi and Apl.de.Ap on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET, and is in partnership with Two Blind Brothers, founded by Bradford and Bryan Manning, who created the apparel company to create ultra-soft clothing, build community, and donate 100 percent of profits toward research finding treatments and cures for blinding diseases.
New Zealand’s Yumi Zouma return with “Give It Hell”; new song out today
New Zealand’s alternative pop quartet Yumi Zouma shares their brand new single “Give It Hell,” mixed by Ash Workman (Christine & The Queens, Metronomy) and mastered by Antoine “Chab” Chabert (Air, Daft Punk). The song is accompanied by a lyric video and comes with the announcement of the band’s tour that starts March 17 in Birmingham, UK, and makes their way across Europe, ending in Warsaw, Poland on April 4.
“Before we went on stage for the only show we would play on our sold-out 2020 US tour, we held each other tight,” says Josh Burgess. “Fighting back the tears, someone said, ‘let’s give it hell tonight’. The next day, Truth Or Consequences was released. We drove to New York, took some photos, and dispersed back to our homes in the US, UK, and New Zealand. We haven’t been in the same room since.
Legacy – Let Me Walk[Let Me Walk] speaks to the struggle of being in a space where believers often have to make difficult choices in order to embrace God’s purpose for their lives. Often, it requires them to cut off every distraction in order to focus on the Lord. God should never be an option, so the best response in situations such as these should always be ”Let Me Walk”…
Introducing // FRANCES BAKER
Today marks the release of ‘Bringing Me Down’: the first track from hugely exciting 22-year-old Frances Baker, from Nashville, Tennessee USA during her debut UK tour supporting Arlo Parks.
Exeter three-piece Soot Sprite have announced a brand-new EP, Poltergeists, set for release on 29th October via Specialist Subject Records. The rising band have seen Soot Sprite grow from a one-woman lo-fi bedroom pop project to a fully-fledged touring alt-indie shoegaze outfit, championed by BBC6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and more. After signing with Specialist Subject (FRESH, Doe, Jeff Rosenstock Muncie Girls) for their previous EP Sharp Tongue just before the pandemic, they’re set to continue where they left off, with tour dates in the works and a collection of heartfelt songs that see lead singer Elise Cook learn how to find self-acceptance and belief.
Julia Bardo Shares New Single “Impossible” Off Debut LP ‘Bauhaus, L’Appartamento’ Out This Friday (Wichita Recordings)
Manchester-via-Italy artist Julia Bardo today shared “Impossible,” the final single off her debut album Bauhaus, L’Appartamento, out this Friday, September 10th via Wichita Recordings. A passionate and brooding song, “Impossible” blends Bardo’s knockout vocals with an off-kilter distortion, which builds to a powerful crescendo and moving spoken word sequence in her native Italian tongue. “‘Impossible’ is about emotional dependency and learning how to live by yourself, with yourself, and becoming comfortable with being on your own,” she explains. Bauhaus, L’Appartamento is now available for pre-order.
Tasha Shares New Video & Single “Perfect Wife” || Announces New Album ‘Tell Me What You Miss The Most’ Due Out 11/5 On Father/Daughter Records
Speaking on the track the directors say: “When Tasha approached us with the song, we knew there had to be flowers and there had to be dancing. It’s this pure, magical love song that, for all of us, felt like those ‘too good to be true’ moments that occur when you’re really falling for someone. It was important for us to not tell the story of the date itself, but rather the aftermath, when you’ve come home to your apartment. How can you not just want to throw yourself around the room and move your body when you feel that elated? It’s that feeling that gave us the idea to inject visual language and choreography that felt reminiscent of mid-century films like Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Singin’ in the Rain.”
Combo Chimbita Share Video For New Song “Memoria”, Watch Now
New York City’s Latinx quartet Combo Chimbita has released a mystical new track today titled “Memoria”. Between echoing synths and intricate cumbia dub rhythms, the song draws a connection between the many stages of evolution throughout life. In the song’s new video, multidisciplinary artist Helen Ceballos simultaneously emerges from the earth and pays homage to it. Watch it HERE.
One Step Closer share new single “Autumn” | New album “This Place You Know” out 24th September via Run For Cover Records | On tour with Terror, Comeback Kid, Drain, Dare + more
Wilkes Barre, PA hardcore upstarts One Step Closer are releasing their debut full-length, This Place You Know, on September 24th from Run For Cover Records. Today the group are sharing “Autumn,” the album’s final advance single, along with an in-depth Band To Watch feature on Stereogum.
WALT DISCO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “WEIGHTLESS”
Glasgow’s Walt Disco today share ‘Weightless’ their second single via Lucky Number. The new song is a powerful and deeply personal reflection on frontperson James Potter’s experience with their gender identity as a non-binary person. The thundering, industrial-tinged track is accompanied by a fantasy influenced video directed by Eric J Liddle and Kasparas Vidunas with set design by Furmaan Ahmed.
Introducing: kid apollo – teenage R&B trio release visceral debut single “let go of things i said”
Brixton, London based teenage trio kid apollo today release their captivating debut single “let go of things i said”.
Consisting of singer and producer Jimmy HM and twin brothers (and producers) Felix and Theo Ratigan, the outfit’s first release “let go of things i said” is a visceral, hushed R&B/pop hybrid, suggesting exciting things to come from the young trio.
LA-based Dummy releases “Final Weapon” off their upcoming, debut album, Mandatory Enjoyment, that’s out October 22nd on Trouble in Mind.
Los Angeles band Dummy refuses to slow down. After releasing two cassette EP’s in 2020 (on Popwig and Born Yesterday respectively), Dummy’s debut full-length album arrives via Chicago’s Trouble in Mind Records. Employing pummeling guitars and celestial ambience within the same breath, the band folds a myriad of reference points into their drone-pop style. Influence from ’60s melodicism and ’90s UK noise pop can be found woven in with inspiration from spiritual jazz, Japanese new age, and Italian minimalism.