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Jordi Up Late Shares New Single “TLQ” + First Live-Action Music Video via The Big Takeover | Single Out Now Via All DSPS

LA-based pop artist Jordi Up Late shares “TLQ,” alongside her first live-action music video, premiered via The Big Takeover. In anticipation of an upcoming debut, this release is a follow-up to a handful of previous singles including “IDRK” and “Back In LA,” which received acclaim via Hollywood Life, Indie88, and more.

Cassie Marin Shares Visual for New Single “Busy Body”

A sharp-witted commentary on the binary of being both the watcher and the watched in the digital world, “Busy Body” is an addictive listen, both thematically and musically. Drawing inspiration from the 1996 film The Cable Guy, the video reveals a playful yet poignant message about society’s obsession with social surveillance. “For the ‘Busy Body’ video, the idea was to take the song’s main theme surrounding compulsive surveillance to a literal and clear cut place while still keeping it fun and lighthearted through the story and style,” Cassie says.


On the heels of receiving a platinum disc for his latest smash single Entre Nosotros, budding superstar Tiago PZK has dropped Loco, his latest soon-to-be hit that was produced by studio whiz Nico Cotton exclusively for the soundtrack to the film Cato. Tiago also makes his cinematic debut in Cato, playing the titular character in this coming of age movie who seeks to shine in the world of trap music. Directed by Peta Rivera y Hornos, with the special participation of award-winning actor, Daniel Aráoz, Cato will open October 14 nationwide in Argentina.

Supathick return with another disco-pop shiner in new single, ‘Baby, I Feel Love’

It does not take much to become enamored with the sounds Perth’s Supathick revel in.

A vibrant and endlessly clever fusion of funk, pop and club-ready production has made the group ones to watch over the last two years; making a killer return in 2021, Supathick have re-emerged with new music that strikes hot.

Elyza Bleau Debuts Epic New Single “Apparition”

Her newest single, “Apparition,” a song from part of her upcoming EP, Haunted, a very personal song for her that she makes relatable through music. Echoing that of U2 and the Dixie Chicks, it’s about her family’s legacy and more broadly about one’s own legacy, not being able to be who you want to be due to your family’s expectations or ideas of who you should be. “I was really inspired by this need to trace our heritage in the zeitgeist and the expectations that families and cultures can have around people falling in line with it, even if your path is very different,” says Elyza. It’s about not fitting a mold that fits your ancestry and the hurdles that come with that.

Highly applauded singer/songwriter, Bloom, releases her new original single ‘Love Is A Lie’ on September 16

Teamed with US songwriters, Bill Flanders and Kate Mallen, with the instrumental produced by Antun Vuić and Denis Lesjak, they have crafted a track that, stylistically, is a combination of James Brown, Amy Winehouse, and Adele with a dash of James Bond.

The track captures the feeling of heartbreak after the protagonist loses faith in the dream of “happily ever after”.

Rod Stewart Announces New Album – Tears of Hercules – New Single and Video Out Today

Sir Rod Stewart’s rekindled love of songwriting grows stronger on his 31st studio album, THE TEARS OF HERCULES. It’s Stewart’s fourth new album of original songs since 2013 when he reconnected with his songwriting muse to record Time, the chart-topping album which entered the Top 10 in the US and ten countries worldwide, including #1 in the U.K., where it’s been certified platinum double-platinum. For his latest, Stewart wrote nine of the album’s 12 songs, including the first single, “One More Time,” available today on all digital and streaming services.

The Baboon Show (Punk/Rock; SWE) — New Single & Video: Oddball — Kidnap Music

ODDBALL, the new single from THE BABOON SHOW is for all oddballs, outsiders and loners who don’t fit in or don’t want to fit in. For all Oddballs, as The Baboon Show call it and to which they count themselves. In their own words: “Be whoever you wanna be and have fun while doing it! Oddballs we salute you!!!

MAZEY HAZE takes control on indie-pop marvel “Always Dancing”

Amsterdam-based indie-pop artist Mazey Haze today releases her new single “Always Dancing” – the title track from her upcoming debut EP ‘Always Dancing’ out October 22nd via LUSTRE.

Dreamy guitar-driven indie-pop reminiscent of contemporaries such as Jay Som, Camera Obscura, Snail Mail and Alvvays, Mazey Haze is the moniker of 21 year old Amsterdam-based artist Nadine Appeldoorn.


“There are very few up and coming Pop artists who have the ability to create tracks which will hit you with the same weight as you’ll feel from Kiey’s melancholically-mused hits.” – A&R Factory

By day Kiet Tuan Vuu executive manages real estate developments for a well-known leading Vietnamese manufacturing corporation but by night he becomes Kiey – full fledged musician who seeks to create great pop tunes for his fans! Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the electro-pop artist targets international audiences with his latest English release ‘Sunday Sanctuary Part I’, with four of twelve tracks from his upcoming sophomore album.

Listen to Sweet Nobody’s “Five Star Diary” this week via XMU; new LP out this Friday

This week Sweet Nobody’s final single ahead of their upcoming sophomore LP is being premiered on XMU via Little Steven’s Underground Garage. Watch the video for “Five Star Diary” here. Sweet Nobody’s We’re Trying Our Best is due out this Friday via Daydream Records. In case you’ve missed them, be sure to check out all the previous singles, “Not a Good Judge,” “Why Don’t You Break My Heart,” “Other Humans,” and “Young In Love.”

LA-Based, French-American Psych Pop Duo Pearl & The Oysters Share “Flowerland” Video, LP Out Now

With the band having recently relocated to LA, the album was intended as the final installment of Pearl & The Oysters’ ‘Florida trilogy,’ begun on their self-titled debut (2017) and continued on Canned Music (2018), a space age odyssey equal parts fawning over the Floweredland’s natural spectacles and mourning the peril that climate change has wrought on it all.

Alice Longyu Gao shares Dylan Brady-produced “100 Boyfriends”; announces debut EP

Following “Underrated Popstar” and “Kanpai,” “100 Boyfriends” is the third single to be previewed from Gao’s anticipated debut EP out this fall. Of the title, High Dragon and Universe, Gao explains, “Gao means ‘high’ in Chinese, ‘Long’ means ‘dragon,’ and ‘Yu’ means ‘universe’. My real name is a boy’s name because Phoenix usually symbolizes female in Chinese fairy tales & Dragon usually only symbolizes male. My dad always wanted a boy & gender assessment in China was illegal before the child’s birth (because people tend to abort girls), so my dad made up this name before I was born, not knowing what gender I’d be. To his and my entire family’s disappointment, I turned out to be a girl. I used to hate this name but now I feel like having a dragon in my name gives me wings.”

Cedric Noel (ffo Squirrel Flower, Lomelda) Shares New Single “Allies”

Longtime fans of Noel’s will recognize the mercurial nature of Hang Time’s open-ended rock formations: reflective strumming, soaring choruses, searing guitar lines, and subtle bass grooves all occasionally dissolve into pools of pure ambience. Yet fresh sonic surprises also abound: threads of folk pop, ambient and sound collage braid together to form a singular foundation for the album’s expressive whole. What’s most striking on Hang Time, however, is Noel’s newfound voice. “For me, this album is about taking ownership of my identity on my own terms,” he says.

The Home Team Release New Single “Another Night Alone With You”

“Another Night Alone With You is one of the oldest and easily one of the most personal tracks on this record,” notes frontman Brian Butcher. “It’s gone through countless revisions and is very clearly a step into new territory for us. Despite its obvious differences with the rest of the singles we’ve released thus far, we believe in this song a lot, and we’re both excited and nervous for the public reception of it.”

Secretly Canadian’s Le Ren Premieres New Single/Video “I Already Love You” at Gorilla vs Bear, Debut LP ‘Leftovers’ Out 10/15

With the release of her Secretly Canadian EP Morning & Melancholia in 2020, Le Ren earned comparison to the deft musicianship and sparse, eloquent lyrics of John Prine and Neil Young. On Leftovers, she shows us the vivid depth of her sonic and thematic range, writing with a bold clarity that finds her a home among classic icons like Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan, and Karen Dalton, as well as a new class of folk extraordinaires, such as Adrianne Lenker, Jessica Pratt, and Laura Marling.

Eddie Berman Announces New Album Of Campfire-Worthy, Cosmic Folk Rock

Portland-based folk artist Eddie Berman has just announced ‘Broken English,’ a new album of campfire-worthy, cosmic folk rock, out January 21st via Nettwerk Records. Presciently written before the pandemic, the 11-song suite explores the precarious state of a world sinking deeper into isolation, and its tumultuous effects on our relationship to work, family, technology, and community. Berman announced the album with the release of its title track, which Glide Magazine called “delicate but commanding,” bringing to mind “the folksier studio recordings of the Grateful Dead.”

VIDEO PREMIERE: Eddie Berman Offers Lush Psych-folk Reflection with “Broken English”

GOAT TORMENT Premieres New Song, “Disorder and Disruption”

Belgian blackened death metal outfit GOAT TORMENT will be releasing their third full-length, ‘Forked Tongues,’ on October 29 via Season of Mist Underground Activists! The band is now sharing the ripping second single from the offering, “Disorder and Disruption.”

CONTRITION: Revolver Magazine Premieres “For Misery” Featuring Trevor Strnad Of The Black Dahlia Murder; Broken Mortal Coil Debut Nears October Release Via Disorder Recordings

Revolver Magazine is hosting the premiere of “For Misery,” the latest single from Chicago-based outfit CONTRITION, featuring guest vocals from Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder. Uniting current/former members of Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer, Usurper, Cobalt, Yakuza, Novembers Doom, Chrome Waves, Bones, and more, the band is preparing to release its debut album, Broken Mortal Coil, through Disorder Recordings in late October.

Cedric Noel Debuts Video for New Single “Allies” at FLOOD Magazine, New LP ‘Hang Time’ Out 11/12 (Joyful Noise Recordings/Forward Music Group)

Longtime fans of Noel’s will recognize the mercurial nature of Hang Time’s open-ended rock formations: reflective strumming, soaring choruses, searing guitar lines, and subtle bass grooves all occasionally dissolve into pools of pure ambience. Yet fresh sonic surprises also abound: threads of folk pop, ambient and sound collage braid together to form a singular foundation for the album’s expressive whole. What’s most striking on Hang Time, however, is Noel’s newfound voice. “For me, this album is about taking ownership of my identity on my own terms,” he says.

Cedric Noel Confirms Allegiances in His “Allies” Video


‘Most Wanted-The Greatest Hits’ is a collection of all the bands huge worldwide hits, many of which written by the band. The Wanted’s catalogue contains pop masterpieces including ‘Glad You Came’ which amassed nearly 4 Billion streams and was certified 5x platinum in the US as well ‘All Time Low’ which hit number one in the UK, along with the 2010 Comic Relief single ‘Gold Forever’, the theme song from the 2012 movie ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’, ‘Chasing The Sun’ and the soaring ballad ‘Heart Vacancy’. The collection also includes the hits ‘Lightning’, ‘Lose my Mind’, ‘We Own The Night’, ‘Walks Like Rihanna’, ‘I Found You’, ‘Warzone’, ‘Show Me Love’ and the fan favourite ‘Could This Be Love’.

Our New Album ‘Saviors’

“Vulnerable” from our brand new Saviors LP is about the desperate need to feel a glimpse of reality that you can only get through pure adrenaline, even if you know it’ll cost your life. Feeling that way makes your own existence vulnerable.

New Jeremy Voltz

On the newest single, “Hold Me Up,” Voltz explores ‘messy’ love: “it’s a thank you, an apology, and an “I love you” from someone who keeps screwing it all up,” he explains. Written with Darryl James of The Strumbellas, “Hold Me Up” is melancholic yet sweet sounding, and finds Voltz drawn back to the emotions and stories that folk music pulls out of him as a writer.

Pillow Queens Sign to Royal Mountain Records / Share New Single “Rats”

Dublin’s Pillow Queens had been quietly building momentum on their side of the Atlantic since the release of their 2016 debut EP Calm Girls. Selling out shows in their native Ireland, supporting artists like IDLES, Pussy Riot and Future Islands, and earning enthusiastic support in the UK before they independently released their 2020 LP In Waiting. The album was a major breakthrough for the band, earning them praise from outlets like The Guardian, who called them “2020’s most exciting indie rockers,” NPR, NME, DIY, and The Line of Best Fit, a Band To Watch feature from Stereogum, an Irish Album of The Year nomination, and most remarkably of all a US national television appearance on the Late Late Show w/ James Corden.

Debut Single “Just A Dream”

This song playfully questions the nature of our reality. Ft. Langley, who directed the official video for “Just a Dream,” picked up on that and chose to present the idea through the story of a robot’s disenchantment upon entering into society.

“Regrets” Out Today from Eclectic art rock group Tidal Wave

“Regrets,” the latest single to be shared from Tidal Wave’s forthcoming EP, is about that crushing sense of impending doom when you think too hard about death alone in bed at night. The first song written for the band, “Regrets” serves as an integral starting point where each member learned what they could offer.

Lowertown Releases ‘The Gaping Mouth’ EP on Dirty Hit – Listen Now!

Lowertown traveled to London to record the new EP with revered producer Catherine Marks, known for her work with Foals, St. Vincent, Manchester Orchestra, Wolf Alice and more. With this release, Lowertown proves their continued progression from high school DIY music-makers to certified lo-fi darlings. The Gaping Mouth EP thematically revolves around living in a void, influenced by the isolation experienced by Olivia and Avsha during the pandemic.

Chicago ska punk sextet Bumsy and the Moochers releases second single, “The Rat,” for Sell The Heart Records

“I wanted some parts of the verses to relate to the title of the song, ‘sniffing around, looking around with beady eyes’, but I also wanted to connect those rat-like behaviors to corrupt human beings,” lead singer/guitarist Caitlin Edwards adds. “The verses not only describe corrupt people in power, but they also describe back-stabbing, lying, and spineless people that unfortunately come into our own lives.”