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Poetica Releases Lyric Video for New Single “Magenta and Blue”
It’s from Poetica’s debut self-titled full-length, out 10/22. What began as a remote duo collaboration between poet/vocalist/producer Rachael Sage and three-time Grammy nominated cellist Dave Eggar, Poetica eventually evolved into a full-blown spoken word concept album, with musicians contributing from around the globe. “Magenta and Blue” is a string-laden soundscape that blurs the lines between classical, Americana, jazz and cinematic music genres. Sage and Eggar recorded the song with Appalachian folk fiddler Evie Andrus.
Next week, Kitner will release their stunning debut LP on Relief Map Records. It’s hard to believe that they don’t already have multiple albums under their belt because Shake the Spins is such a confident and well rounded body of work. Based out of Boston, Kitner plays the type of emo-rock that is reminiscent of the beloved early discographies of Saddle Creek and Vagrant Records. Their final single from Shake the Spins is titled “Malden, MA” and it’s currently streaming at Under the Radar. It’s a high energy, feedback laden rock song inspired by Dinosaur Jr. “Malden, MA” will be available on digital platforms on Friday, September 24th.
ONLY THE PARANOID SURVIVE — JORDAN HOLLYWOOD RELEASES NEW SONG/VIDEO “PLEASURES”
On the track, a hypnotic beat grates up against his intent flow. His nimble rhymes give way to a confessional chorus, “I wake up everyday. I tell my son that I love him…I miss my mom so much I wish that I could hug you.” In the accompanying visual, a psychotherapist reminds Jordan, “Only The Paranoid Survive,” before he raps from the couch. As stacks fly, he ends up in a literal battle of tug-of-war before facing off against an entire tactical team.
Crafted at Homewrecker Recording Studio in Tucson, Arizona and produced and mixed by Ryan Bram (Gatecreeper, Bitter Rivals, Sex Prisoner), the six-song EP introduces three new certified hellraisers — “Relics From The Past,” “Humanity Transcends,” and the title track — alongside remade and revitalized versions of the three songs from the band’s 2016 debut EP — “Sacrament Of Death,” “Doused In Flames,” and “Skinned Alive.”
Villagers share new video for “Circles In The Firing Line,” new album ‘Fever Dreams’ out now
Last month, Villagers released their fifth album Fever Dreams; a paean to human connection, the transporting and hypnotic record hit the Top 20 in the UK charts and garnered praise from across the board. Villagers’ Conor O’Brien saw Fever Dreams as a way of bringing the real and the surreal together.
NEW AUDIO ALERT! DEVOID “MARTIAL HEARTS”
Devoid is the brainchild of French guitarist extraordinaire Shad Mae. Combining technical finesse and outstanding arrangements with extremely memorable choruses and hooks, Devoid is rounded out by powerhouse German vocalist Carsten ‘Lizard’ Schulz (Evidence One, Book of Reflections), guitarist Gwen Kerjan, keyboardist Jorris Guilbaud, bassist Geoffrey Shob Neau, and drummer Benjamin Lesous.
Ever-evolving rapper Token releases “High Heels” with Rico Nasty
On the collaboration Token says, “Rico and I came together to embrace the fast life we find ourselves trapped inside of. This song represents the high energy, fun life I always dreamed about without acknowledging any of its downsides. It was an exciting time in my life, so I just sound like an excited ass kid. I was fresh off tour and single again. You can hear it in my voice. I was inspired by all of the new things coming my way and I was having fun. I’ve put out a lot of darker, sadder songs, but this one is me enjoying myself for the first time. Rico killed it too!”
Post-Modern Connection Share “In The Dark”
“In The Dark,” the second single from their upcoming EP, Clustered Umbrella, embraces bossa nova rhythms with upbeat guitars to investigate dependency, isolation, and the difficulties of leaving those situations.
David Holmes releases “Hope Is The Last Thing To Die” feat. Raven || Out 9/22 on Heavenly Recordings / PIAS
A dusky slice of atmospheric pop, “Hope Is the Last Thing to Die” is a rallying cry against the elites that have failed us, not just throughout the last eighteen months of the pandemic, but in their continued failure to act on the threat of the climate crisis, a challenge people around the world are rising to with positivity and hope.
1000 BONE CYLINDER EXPLOSION, the solo project of Peter Hraur of LÖR, has released his new single “Continue” via Ghost Cult Magazine. The track is taken from his debut album Bind which will be released on October 1st 2021.
“Before I was just excited to start, but now I’m really excited to continue releasing music…. I’m out of ways to use the song titles in my press statements. This is the last time… maybe. I hope everyone can forgive me”
After a run of blistering sun-drenched singles earlier this year and the September release of ‘Toy Story’, his recent collaboration with Sweets, rising Darlington new boy Luke Royalty returns with his infectious new single ‘High Life’. The single is out now on Soul Kitchen Recordings.
BANGKOK DOLLARS Release New Single ‘Lost Souls’
Finnish group Bangkok Dollars bring their own brand of hard rock with a new single taken from their forthcoming album of the same name.
“Lost Souls is a brand new adrenaline packed single from upcoming Bangkok Dollars album that contains sharp and edgy riffs, catchy melodies and pure rock n roll attitude. It tells a story about coming back and finding yourself when you are going through hard times.”
Platinum-selling artist Shakka has unveiled his hotly-anticipated debut album Road Trip To Venus, out today. The focus track for the album is No Problem, Fam.
Talking on No Problem, Fam, Shakka explains, “this is a song that describes a scenario where my friends egg me on to make a move on the hottest chick in the club, but the girl in question has more style than substance and is just out for a good time. I produced and wrote this one and would describe it as having a clean trap bounce with something for the sing along crew.”
BETWEEN OCEANS present their final single ‘Signal’
Copenhagen-based metalcore quintet BETWEEN OCEANS deliver a blend of bone shattering breakdowns, rifferama and catchy melodies. Today they present the fourth and final single before releasing their upcoming album – check out ‘Signal’ and the accompanying lyric video above.
British singer/songwriter, Maya Ilaria releases debut single, ‘Silence’
Emerging British singer/songwriter and musician, Maya Ilaria releases her debut single, ‘Silence’ today, 24th September 2021.
With her distinctive musical style, The 17 year-old songstress and poet has begun her journey in crafting a reputation for unique artistic expression. Fusing elements of alt-pop, dance and RnB, ‘Silence’ is an addictive, gritty number filled with moody synths and heavy percussion; introducing listeners to Maya’s sultry yet refined vocals and diverse range of influences. The single lands alongside her official music video; watch HERE.
The Darkness have released their brand new single ‘Jussy’s Girl’, the latest song to be taken from their forthcoming album Motorheart out November 19th.
‘Jussy’s Girl’ is sensitive as a falling boulder. It oozes rock n roll extravagance with huge 80s influenced riffs and an anthemic chorus that summons the inescapable carnal powers of love.
In the same way that “Torpedo” announced itself in a flurry of heavy and direct guitars, “Magpie” draws on a similarly primal spirit – its lurching, grinding riff laying the foundations for the soaring catharsis of its chorus. Lead singer and guitarist Grant Nicholas comments further on the song:
Manchester dance music talent Mason Maynard continues his hot streak with new single ‘Memory’, out 24th September.
Harnessing Detroit techno energy, ‘Memory’ is a poignant club cut laced with emotion and laden with groove. It follows ‘Propane’ and ‘Make It Hot’, collaborations with house music legends Green Velvet and Gene Farris respectively, with all three tracks set to feature on the forthcoming ‘Make It Hot’ EP.
Brand new video from indie-rock four-piece Club Paradise
Softly oscillating synths and interwoven picked guitars build towards the kinetic release of the song’s massive chorus. A real floor-filler, the track brilliantly showcases Club Paradise’s signature blend of 80’s pop hooks, contemporary indie-rock, and an anthemic dynamism which is all their own. Lyrically, the song is a defiant articulation of the frustrations felt in a relationship.
JC STEWART SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘DON’T SAY YOU LOVE ME’ – WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE
Fresh from his nomination at this weekend’s MTV VMAs, JC Stewart now shares his brand new single ‘Don’t Say You Love Me’. It’s the first song to preview his eagerly anticipated second EP, which follows this autumn, and builds up a career total of 200 million streams.
WOLVES AMONG US present their second single ‘Chimera’
The Danish metalcore quintet WOLVES AMONG US are positively known and recognized for their ability to cleverly and smoothly combine the heavy with the pop-ish. Today they are ready to present their second single ‘Chimera’, from the coming sophomore album ‘Hollow Gloom’:
Poppy has just released her new album Flux via Sumerian Records. The album is another ambitious leap for the ever-evolving musician, putting a renewed focus on a stream-lined songwriting approach that puts her indelible vocal melodies at the foreground of a kaleidoscopic mosaic of overdriven guitars. To help bring her vision to life Poppy brought in acclaimed producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen(M83, Deafheaven, Jimmy Eat World) who had the band record live to tape, accentuating the warmth of the arrangements and lending a decidedly personal touch to the new set of material. The album was preceded by self-directed videos for “So Mean,” “Flux” (which featured a pastel dream world constructed by Australian visual/sculpture artist Pip & Pop), and a video by accomplished stop motion animator/director Chris Ullens (Rex Orange County, Lee Ann Womack) for “Her.”
Wars release new single ‘A Fragile Thing’
Despite its name, ‘A Fragile Thing’ is a raw and ready powerhouse bursting with blistering guitars, biting vocals and an infectious chorus. Addressing the delicate and often combustible nature of our mind’s inner workings, the song is one of encouragement, urging those struggling to focus on enjoying the positives rather than anxiously awaiting the next low.
NEIKED x MAE MULLER x POLO G RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BETTER DAYS”
“Better Days” is a dreamy, upbeat slice of pop perfection that is filled with joy and hope. NEIKED’s gleaming production, complete with horns and shimmering synths, is complimented with Mae’s seamless vocals and Polo G’s verse. Mae has been teasing the song to fans at festivals in the UK this summer and the response has been incredible.
REBECCA LOU Reveals Video For Tarantula-Inspired Love Anthem ‘Lovesick’
Rapidly ascending Danish doom pop star Rebecca Lou is pleased to reveal the video for her sensational new single ‘Lovesick’, out now on all good digital service providers.
Jumping straight back into a busy live schedule, Rebecca recently appeared alongside Princess Nokia at Copenhagen’s Pride event, performed in front of 10,000 people at Tilbage til Live festival, and capped it off with a rave-reviewed slot at Scandinavian showcase festival SPOT.
The internal battles of a self-professed introvert unleashed in riotous new single
After returning earlier this year to release their highly-praised comeback singles Street Haunting, Son Of Titanic and Some Fine Action, Canadian outfit Slow Down Molasses are set to release the latest instalment from their upcoming long-player, I Need The Darkness.
Recorded live in the city of Leiden with a full band during the peak of the pandemic, ‘Music Saved My Life’ ebbs and flows around supple grooves, delicate guitar licks and a touch of brass – a combination that reiterates the project’s soulful jazz influences. It follows recent single ‘Sinner’ featuring Nic Hanson, with both tracks set to feature on Moods’ forthcoming album, playfully titled Music Ruined My Life.