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EST Gee Shares Video For “Make It Even” Today
Today, EST Gee shares his latest music video for his forthright track produced by ForeveRolling, “Make It Even.” The song is off the Louisville hip-hop artist’s label debut mixtape, Bigger Than Life Or Death which received vast critical acclaim. In the eerie visual directed by Diesel Filmz, Gee’s slick wordplay comes to life frame by frame as we see him face his demons.
When they released the striking track ‘See Red’ earlier in 2021, Perth duo Echo Adore gave listeners further insight to their ever-strengthening creative dynamic.
Showing off a knack for fusing together indie pop influences together with smart alt production and arrangement, Echo Adore cracked open a new chapter with impact.
Now, the pair of Oliver James and Damian Diggs return with another impassioned release, this time in ‘Fantasma’. Like ‘See Red’ before it, this track has a yearning, wistful vibe to it, buoyed by great blends of guitar and percussion. Between Diggs and Oliver, there exists a solid style of storytelling and with ‘Fantasma’, they bounce off each other with a natural ease.
Black/Epic Metal Pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Release New Single + Video “Murktide and Midnight Sun”
After the black/epic metal pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED reemerged from the depths of doom after a 23-year dormancy with their first single “In Evil, Sickness and in Grief” off the upcoming album, Angel of Carnage Unleashed (out November 12, 2021 via Napalm Records), the Finnish foursome takes it up a notch with their thrilling second single, “Murktide and Midnight Sun”!
[folk] Natalie Jane Hill Releases Video For “Plants and Flowers That Do Not Grow Here Anymore” – Solely LP Out On Dear Life Records Oct 29
“Plants and Flowers That Do Not Grow Here” is one of my more personal songs on the album. It’s about trying to navigate through a time of addiction while in a disassociated state. I had spent some time trying to distinguish reality from illusion, and I wanted this song to capture the dreamlike quality I was lost in.
LEGSS release dark art-rock single ‘Hollywood’ + short film
London quartet Legss release cutting new single ‘Hollywood’ today, accompanied by an ambitious short film, executive produced by Mura Masa and co-written and directed by THE REIDS.
Utilising complex rhythms and melodies, London four-piece Legss marry Ned Green’s impressive lyrical chops with an experimental and challenging musicality. It’s intelligent and thought-provoking, as well as brash and noisy. Searing angular guitars combine with dramatic flair to instil a feeling of bombast on the precipice.
AYFEL: New single / video
We present you the new single / video “Fly” by the Greek (Athens) alternative rockers Αyfel. You can watch the video below.
Jelly Cleaver shares new single “Black Line” | New EP “Forever Presence” out 12th Nov via Gearbox Records
Today, South London guitarist, activist, producer, and singer-songwriter Jelly Cleaver has shared an environmentally charged new single titled “Black Line”. The single comes on the heels of the recent announcement of her debut EP with her group “The Forever Presence”(which features members of Levitation Orchestra and Steam Down) – out November via taste-maker independent label Gearbox Records (Binker & Moses, Levitation Orchestra, Abdullah Ibrahim, Thiago Nassif).
Dutch synth-pop specialist Kita Menari returns with another shimmering anthem ‘Saturday’.
Hailing from the Netherlands, Kita Menari has been in pursuit of euphoria, extracting its essence and distilling it into his songs ever since a near death experience while scuba diving in Malaysia. His newest offering ‘Saturday’, co-written with Morris Brandt of Banji, is testament to his newfound ethos, inviting the listener to “live our Saturday like it’s gonna stay forever”.
Today, Early Internet – the moniker of Seattle-based musician Dean Stafford – is thrilled to share “Clinging To a Dream You Don’t Want to Leave,” the fourth single to be released from his forthcoming debut album entitled You’re Just In Time To Miss Everything, which is set to be self-released on October 29th. The song, featuring additional vocals by Caroline Loveglow (recent signee to 100% Electronica) and mastered by John Greenham (Billie Eillish), is a driving, forward leap into a dreamy landscape, buttressed by the sweet-as-candy melody and timbre of two delicate voices swirling around one another.
KANDIA ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE “THE FLOOD”
Kandia, an alternative metal band from Portugal, create raw, melodic, and sensual music that delivers positive messages while not leaving the aggressiveness out of the music.
“We are excited and very eager to work with Frontiers,” says the band. “The label is passionate about music and we are proud to be part of the family. Our new album will definitely have our identity, but we always like to experiment with new things. These hard times that we are going through are giving us much inspiration, so this record will be filled with different emotions.“
LOS BITCHOS sign to City Slang // star in delightful retro spy-thriller video homage for “Las Panteras” single // Alex Kapranos-produced debut ‘Let The Festivities Begin!’ out 2/4/22
The London-based, pan-continental female instrumental four-piece, Los Bitchos, today announce the release of their much anticipated debut album, Let The Festivities Begin!, out on February 4th, 2022 via City Slang Records. The album was produced by Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand in Gallery Studios, London – the recording space owned by Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music.
NOTHING,NOWHERE. SHARES NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO – “PIECES OF YOU”
Elaborating on the new single, nothing,nowhere. shared “‘Pieces of You’ is about being infatuated with someone and feeling vulnerable; like the ground can disappear from your feet at any second.”
Crash Cathedral share crushing industrial pop single “Lonely Heaven”
Today, industrial-pop upstarts Crash Cathedral shared their new two part single “Static / Lonely Heaven”. The song is accompanied by a cinematic visualizer created by notable glitch artist Displaced / Replaced. Exploring a synthesis of industrial, mainstream-pop and 90s’ era darkwave, the band’s latest single is a glimpse into their singular approach to songwriting. The song was self-produced and recorded by the band with additional production and mixing from Robbie Townsend (Velveteen Studios). The soaring vocals of the track mingle with a synth drenched sense of darkness punctuated by layers of swirling guitar over a mechanical soundscape, bolstering a melody that is every bit as menacing as it is catchy. Mainstream fans won’t be left behind by the band’s alternative tendencies, the vocals would sound right at home on pop radio while being elevated by the groups well curated underground influences.