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Heavy Melodic Metal with a Twist is Fire Follows “Let Me Go”
This is year has been a measure of huge growth musically for Chris Watt and his band Fire Follows. Focusing on writing, vocals, recording, and production has continued to lead Chris through and create some of his best to date work. His work from “Glass Grenade”, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”, “Home”, and his last release “Father ‘O Father” to his current single “Let Me Go” have been consistently proving where Fire Follows belongs in the world of rock music. Instrumentally the intertwining of piano, with the precision of guitar and drums and the melding of genres bringing a beholden mesh of metal, melody, and rap shows within each release a multi-diversified talent that only allows perfection. Nothing has been created that wasn’t meant for the discerning ear of grand music appreciation.
DANCEHALL’S FINEST BABY CHAM AND SPICE RELEASE STEAMY NEW VIDEO “CONDENSED MILK”
Referencing the momentous release, Baby Cham shares “Condensed Milk” is a very sexy track by myself and the Dancehall Queen Spice. There’s no flavor in your Coffee without “Condensed Milk,” there’s no flavor in your Milo without “Condensed Milk”, so if you have a playlist without the new single “Condensed Milk,” there will be no flavor [laughs].”
VRSTY Share Lyric Video For “Finesse” Feat. Notions — WATCH + LISTEN
‘Finesse’ was a fun process,” Varela recalls about the genesis and back story of the track. “I think I wrote this song about two years ago and re-wrote it about three more times before scrapping it. Something always brought me back to it, though, and it was worth it, since it ended up making the record.”
Rising Artist Aaron Smith Debuts Haunting Music Video For Latest Single “Nocturnal”
About the video, Aaron says, “Being on the video shoot was so surreal for me. It was my first music video appearance so I was really nervous but the team made me feel really at home and settled and ready for my close up. I felt very grateful to be on set and see such a beautiful idea come to life.”
Check Out ABOVE SNAKES Official Music Video for “Nothing to Lose”
Check Out Thomas Crane’s Horrific Official Music Video for New Single, “Monsters Walk Among Us”!
Musician-turned-filmmaker THOMAS CRANE is jumping back into music, releasing his new single “Monsters Walk Among Us” with an epic new video along with it. Best known as a music video director, and the head of killDevil Films, he has directed videos for TODD LA TORRE of QUEENSRYCHE, SALIVA, KAMELOT, ONCE HUMAN, and many more. With the new single and video, he’s now back in front of the camera, instead of behind it.
Skope Magazine x Bristol To Memory
Orange County-based Bristol To Memory features front man, Rory O’Connell, brother/bassist, Kealan O’Connell, drummer Alex Buster, and guitarist Daniel Wonacott (of FINCH). Their new single “Breathe” is a stadium-sized anthem about persevering through the tough times.
Ok Cowgirl Share “Across the Room” Via Flood, Read Brooklyn Vegan Feature, Announce Debut EP ‘Not My First Rodeo’ Out 12/8
Brooklyn-based dream rock outfit Ok Cowgirl announce their debut EP and share “Across the Room” via FLOOD. An infectious and explosive indie rock number, “Across the Room” is the first single off of Not My First Rodeo, due out December 8th, and teases out the complexity of emotions induced by crossing paths with an ex.
OUT NOW: Pigs & Planes best new artist My Favorite Color new single “Mayday”
Anthony “My Favorite Color” Willis, born in the West Coast’s City of Angels and raised in the East Coast’s Pittsburgh, is a character that music has never seen before. Willis’ quirky personality breathes comedy and life into the content of his music, through perplexing lyrics and bewildering, yet strangely comforting, visuals filled with personalities of his own creation. Signed to Rostrum Records, MFC has begun inviting the world into his creative mind and music with sizzling songs like this summer’s “Old News,” which found a place on Billboard’s Hip-Hop Fresh Picks, and this upcoming drop “Mayday.” All these new songs are leading up to My Favorite Color’s next album, but until then, pay attention to what Willis said to Pigeons & Planes: “Enjoy everything else I’m about to be on… It’ll all make sense in the end, pinky promise.”
Naytronix goes for a jog in new “One More Try” video
Today Naytronix, the solo project of Tune-Yards’ Nate Brenner, shares “One More Try,” the second single from his new LP, Other Possibilities, due Oct. 29 via Overseas Artists Recordings.
LOGIC1000 – New Track “Natural (Feat. Big Ever)” || Taken from ‘In The Sweetness Of You ‘ EP – Out 12 Nov
Logic1000, the alias of Berlin-based producer Samantha Poulter, recently announced her new EP In The Sweetness Of You, out 12th November with vinyl release to follow on 19th November via her own Therapy label. Along with the announcement she shared lead single ‘What You Like (feat. yunè pinku)’ which featured non-sampled vocals for the first time, today she follows up with ‘Natural’ the first track to feature longtime collaborator Big Ever as a guest.
MORDIAN’s Nightmare Before Christmas Cover Streaming at V13
Everybody make a scene! MORDIAN’s moving and nostalgic cover from The Nightmare Before Christmas is streaming on V13!
MORDIAN Comments, “David and I created this cover to be a companion for your Halloween season, as well as a salute to a film we both hold dear to our hearts. Happy October!”
GREEN LUNG Release Lyric Video for “Upon The Altar” – New LP ‘Black Harvest’ Out Oct. 22
With just one week to go before the release of Black Harvest, GREEN LUNG have premiered a new lyric video for their single “Upon The Altar”. ‘Black Harvest’, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2019’s Woodland Rites, will be released via Svart Records on October 22, 2021.
Jack White returns with new single “Taking Me Back”
Jack White is back with his first new solo music in nearly four years. The incendiary “Taking Me Back” (Third Man Records) is available digitally worldwide now. The single, produced by White at Third Man Studios in Nashville, features the 12x GRAMMY® Award-winning artist on all vocals and instruments. Additionally, the hard rocking “Taking Me Back” arrives paired with a genuinely gentler version aptly titled “Taking Me Back (Gently).” Both versions are joined by new visuals, premiering today at White’s official YouTube channel.
MAJID JORDAN SHARE STRIPPED-DOWN “FORGET ABOUT THE PARTY” ON OVO SOUND
“Forget About the Party” is romantic even by Majid Jordan’s standards. Crooning over guitar melodies, singer Majid Al Maskati surrenders to his feelings as he offers an alternative plan for his love interest. “Forget about the party, come to mine,” he implores. Combining earnest lyrics with delicate falsetto and instrumentation, the song showcases the duo’s knack for vivid, evocative, and affecting pop songs.
Faun Flora Announces Upcoming Single “See You At The Funeral”
Written in July 2020 and recorded in June 2021, “See You At The Funeral” details the relationship between the listener and a loved one who they value dearly. The lyrics focus on death as a theme but with the bridge reinstating any love and relationship you experience exists beyond any life and dimension. The song shows more of an intimate side of my production, differing from the pop-based sound from the first EP “In a Daze, by My Lonesome”.
New Human Kebab
His upcoming EP focuses on different aspects of office culture, with second single “Office Romance” detailing a sexually tense workplace relationship. A minimal house loop and repetitive bass line take centre stage in the tongue-in-cheek video complete with Zoom, VR headsets and a cubicle dance party.
IMARI TONES Release New Official Video For ‘Jidai’
Christian metal group Imari Tones have released a new official video taken from their recent double album Nabeshima. Here’s the bands statement that goes along with the video; “Shinryu, our drummer, is also a professional martial artist. In this video he appears as a Samurai who travels through deep woods, seeking strength and spiritual truth. (Ah, yes, Samurai with shades). He shows his sword moves as well as his drumming skills. The highlight of this movie is where Shinryu does his Karate training near a big waterfall, which is nothing but a spectacular sight.
Taylor has a new official video out now for the highly-praised single from The Ridge, “Ballad of a Young Troubadour.” It was captured at some of Taylor’s favourite haunts, to celebrate live music venues and urge fans to support them.
SLUMP6S DROPS NEW SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO “ORIGIN”
After piling up tens of millions of streams and views independently, 16-year-old Rochester, NY hip-hop artist Slump6s unleashes a new single and music video entitled “Origin” via Field Trip Recordings/Republic Records.
Dr. Martino Unveils Alt-Laced Single “When You Want It”
Dr. Martino’s high-energy power pop is a force like no other. “When You Want It” takes you on a musical ride that will have you instantly intrigued by the trio. With a bit of nostalgia thrown in from 60s garage, old school punk and alt rock, the group forges full steam ahead for a new generation. For fans of Dead Kennedys, The Pixies, Guided by Voices, Alvvays and That Dog, Dr. Martino is bound to become a favorite.
Mighty Morphin Don Broco Rangers drop music video for new single “Endorphins”
“Endorphins” is an unmistakable slice of Don Broco’s power, delivering yet another pulsating and infectious anthem. Overflowing with monstrous riffs, jagged synths, pummeling drums and a towering irresistible chorus, the track sees them blend their light and dark sides together.
Matt Rosa returns with latest Ace Enders-produced single “Used To Know Me Well”
Gilkyson tells PopMatters, “There’s just something very personal about being sheltered by a big mountain that is the sustenance for an entire ecosystem/ community, catching the snow and the rain and storing it in the ditches, streams, and wells that we all draw water from. This is typical of many historic water systems throughout the drought-ridden West, and people who rely on the mountain develop an affection for it that runs deep and continues to grow through the extreme and frightening climate changes we all are encountering.”
TOBi DROPS THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR HIS FREESTYLE “SHALL I CONTINUE?”
FLOOD Magazine proclaimed of the EP’s title track “…the powerful collaborative track ‘Good Luck for Real’ which combined what each respective player does best, with the emcee’s cool verses proving as perfect a complement to Ivan Jackson and Conor Rayne’s funky instrumental as one would imagine.”