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Out Now // A!MS – ‘Big Boy Problems’
‘Big Boy Problems’ instantly grabs your attention, with vibrant synths and powerful percussive drums, it provides the perfect set up for A!MS’s effortless delivery. In contrast to his previous records that have seen him flex his lyrical muscle alongside an international array of artists, Big Boy Problems is a solo smash that puts A!MS directly in the spotlight. The rapper talks about the grand, affluent lifestyle that he lives whilst acknowledging that it comes with problems of its own. Armed with a suberbly catchy hook, that sums up everything that A!MS is trying to convey, as well as witty, punchy lyrical content that showcase his ability to cover the fundamentals of rap culture. The multi-talented artist continues to demonstrate his proficiency in creating a certified rap anthem that can still sit alongside any club banger.
KEG RELEASE DEBUT EP ‘ASSEMBLY’
Brighton based 7-piece KEG today release their much-anticipated debut EP ‘Assembly’ via Alcopop! Records.
Produced by the band themselves and mixed by Sean Oakley (Show Me The Body, Sorry, Scalping, Kae Tempest), Keg’s debut EP ‘Assembly’ erupted from the band’s frenzied passion for the ‘song’.
After the global success of its first edition “Una Vaina Loca,” Fuego today releases a fresh new take of one of his biggest songs to date, in celebration of the mega-hits ten year anniversary. Fusing afrobeats of the early 2000’s with the classic feel of Caribbean mambo, Fuego has teamed up with Manuel Turizo and Duki to deliver a modern phenomenon of this influential track.
Polo release debut album ‘A Place Between States’
Leeds alt-pop trio Polo have released their debut album A Place Between States. Marking the release the band have released a stunning live video for the title track, filmed at their hometown studio The Nave.
‘A Place Between States’ is a beautifully sparse moment on the wide-reaching record. The song uses delicate piano and synths for the honestly exposed themes of self-acceptance.
Single release by Pieter Herweijer
Ghanaian-British artist Eugy has joined forces with Accra hip-hop talent Medikal on new single ‘Osu Freestyle’, out today.
The release precedes his debut headline show in London at London Colours in Hoxton on 7th November.
KABBA brings confidence and empowerment via new bop “MOOD”
Lifted from her new EP Note to Self – out next week – “Mood” is KABBA’s self-proclaimed “bad bitch moment”. The track sees her give herself a pat on the back for navigating through the highs and lows in both her personal life and career to date over a tough, bouncy beat. “It is my favourite song on the EP and the one that I constantly go back to because it makes me feel so good. I wanted it to be a thing of empowerment for me, and it can be for you too.”
Described by the Folk/Punk stalwarts as a collection of tracks that “really matter to them”, it’s an album that pulses with blood, sweat and cheers; the first album entirely made by the band and one that celebrates all the best life has to offer.
WILD RIVERS SHARE THE NEW SINGLE ‘BETTER WHEN WE’RE FALLING APART’
After releasing their self-titled debut album and two EPs, Wild Rivers’ music is already resonating profoundly with a following that continues to grow with every release. They’ve already amassed over 200 million streams, leading to a current total of 2.3 million monthly listeners at Spotify.
‘Siren Song’ begins with a soft, finger-picked acoustic guitar, as a lead into the heavy distorted sound that follows. Jerry’s soaring vocals take listeners on an epic journey – “She don’t lie she walks on. A passerby in a dream. You feel as though it’ll never die. In my dark you are the light. Funny how the feeling never goes. When I’m wrong you are the right. Carry the memory in my soul.”
Austrian metallers from TEARDOWN set January 2022 as international release date for their debut EP!
Today the band released their second Single/Lyric Video for “Haunting Circle”, which is available on all major streaming platforms (e.g. Spotify, Amazon Music, Youtube) and can be found here.
Train Debuts New Original Holiday Song “Mittens”
The release of “Mittens” coincides with the announcement of the new Hallmark Channel original movie, Christmas in Tahoe, starring frontman Pat Monahan, who also serves as an executive producer, alongside Laura Osnes (Raise a Glass to Love, One Royal Holiday), Kyle Selig (Madam Secretary), and George Lopez (George Lopez). The film will premiere as part of the network’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” programming event. Monahan will donate 100% of net proceeds he received for the film to Keep Tahoe Blue: League to Save Lake Tahoe, Tahoe’s oldest and largest nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, which serves to protect and restore the environmental health, sustainability and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
ICYMI Christina Taylor Releases Official Video for New Single, “Damn Boy”
Christina teamed up with Jordyn Mallory, Tori Tullier, and Kristina Kidd to write the song. “I was determined to create something everyone can jam to,” said Taylor.” I knew what I wanted going in and when I saw the response on TikTok, I knew we were on to Something.” Christina’s initial post of the song on TikTok generated over 290K views in just 24 hours and it continues to build. “My last single “I Got That From You” was a deep, soulful heartbreak anthem, “Damn Boy” speaks to those relationships, but not in t the soul-crushing sense. it is more of an empowering breakup song.”
American producer Kingdom and songwriter/producer Rush Davis release a new single, “Bad Side” (feat. Kiddy Smile + Gisele Xtravaganza), from their new collaborative album out November 12th on TOKiMONSTA’s Young Art Records. On “Bad Side,” Kingdom pulled an instrumental from his 2020 album Neurofire, a track which bridges many of Kingdom’s inspirations, from house, The Neptunes drums, and the swing of ballroom music. Davis, a member of the House of Xtravaganza, composed a song about the yin and yang of being a lover and a fighter and checking people within your community when necessary.
BenjiFlow drops stunning video for his new single ‘My Bella’ ft. Oxlade
The newly released visuals bring the song’s romantic lyrics to life with a sensual new video directed by Charlie Di Placido and shot in London. Benji’s forthcoming project ‘The Thrill’ is an 8-tracker that finds him making an ambitious change from his last EP as he experiments more and shifts the boundaries on his creative output once again. Benji has a great way of merging his UK R&B, Cuban, and West African sounds all together in such a melodious and effortless way and that doesn’t fall short in this new EP.
RAGE Release Lyric Video for New Single “Arrogance And Ignorance”
Today marks the arrival of a new single and lyric video from RAGE for the song “Arrogance And Ignorance”. The track is featured on their new album “Resurrection Day”.
Puerto Rican urban-alt rapper, lyrical genius and creative director, Álvaro Díaz, drops new vibey collab featuring Latin R&B multi-platinum star, Rauw Alejandro. “Problemon” (big problem) is part of forthcoming album Felicilandia which is set to be released on October 29th via Universal Music Latino. The track was produced by Álvaro alongside renowned producers Nekxum (Daddy Yankee), Jota Rosa (Selena Gomez, J Balvin), Caleb Calloway (Bad Bunny), and JBD.
RINGO RELEASES VIDEO FOR “ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK”
Today Ringo Starr released “Rock Around the Clock,” the latest video from his current EP, Change The World. The track closes the 4 song EP and has special significance. As Ringo explains, “Yes let’s rock! This track takes me back – rock and roll memories from when I was about to turn 15. I’d been in hospital with tuberculosis for a year or so, where I’d already spent my 7th and 14th birthdays, and I didn’t want to spend another one there again. I was doing well, so my mother talked to the doctors, and they agreed to let me out.”