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Debut Single from Fox Fagan
From Los Angeles collaborations with Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) and Wilson Phillips to gigs in English seaside towns and Melbourne grunge clubs, “Gotta Get Out” draws on Fagan’s unique musical journey.
Today, Foster The People has announced that their upcoming “Torches X Digital Worldwide Experience” will be presented via the social live media platform Moment House on Friday, November 19th. Airing live from The Wiltern in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, the concert event will mark the finale of a sold-out, three-night run of shows in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album Torches. The Moment will see the group performing the album in its entirety for the first time ever, along with additional fan favorites spanning their entire catalogue.
VERA ELLEN RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘JOY’
Vera Ellen has proven she is unstoppable! She has today released yet another video, this time for album closer and tear-jerker ‘Joy’.
“I wrote ‘Joy’ for my nephews and nieces, who forgave me over and over for leaving them to pursue music, and who love me unconditionally. Children are magic.”
Young People’s Chorus of New York City Announces Power Lineup for Music Series Within New Immersive, Mixed-Media Art Exhibition, AloneTogether
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) has announced a diverse, talent-packed lineup for a music series within its new, mixed-media art installation, AloneTogether, an in-depth exploration of the impact of Covid-19-related global turmoil on the hearts and minds of children and young adults. Live musical events featuring world-premieres by Yuka C. Honda, Michael Gordon, David Lang and more will be incorporated into the exhibition throughout the month-long installation. The special events will feature live performances by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
The groundbreaking exhibition will showcase the works of 500 performers, 15 composers, 7 poets, 5 conductors, 3 choreographers and 2 filmmakers—all with one vision: sharing reflections on a year that changed us, through art.
Grammy nominated duo EARTHGANG released a new trailer today announcing their much-anticipated new album GHETTO GODS, will be released January 28, 2022. The video is narrated by fellow ATL-ien and rap legend 2 Chainz and directed by Fred Saint Foster (Future, Freebandz, Cease and Desist). In the video, Olu and WowGr8 give a taste of what fans can expect visually and sonically (through a quick tease of an upcoming single), painting a new kind of landscape for their music. GHETTO GODS is the follow-up to the pair’s critically acclaimed debut album, Mirrorland (2019), watch the trailer below:
MIMI WEBB’S DEBUT EP “SEVEN SHADES OF HEARTBREAK” LANDS AT #9 ON UK OFFICIAL CHARTS!
Vakili Band releases new single // RIYL Patti Smith, Joan Jett, Brandi Carlile
Vakili originally penned the song in response to the powerful social justice issues of the day – the Dreamers, #MeToo, and Black Lives Matter. “I wanted to call out and support each of those movements – to show solidarity,” she says. “The recording itself is kind of anthemic – it’s a big song – and at that moment, it captured what I was trying to achieve with the band.”
ICYMI Wesley Dean releases new video “Eleven One”
Wesley Dean released the official video for his current release, “Eleven One” this week, making it available on his social platforms and youtube. The track was written by Dean and Fred Wilhelm (Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts) and produced by GRAMMY-nominated engineer/producer, Justin Cortelyou. The video was directed by veteran producer/director, Carl Diebold (Rascal Flatts, Tracy Lawrence, Lauren Daigle, Switchfoot).
J Cole meets Drake // “Spicy” New Single
J.Fernandez is a 28 year old artist from Montreal, Canada. F.K.A Jeremy Fernandez, the artist creates music with the desire to inspire others to be the best version of themselves and to be aware of their own gifts and true powers that lie within. Music is a universal language and J.Fernandez hopes to communicate with strangers everyday, enabling them to feel something, whatever it may be.
After an unprecedented write off for gigs and festivals in 2020 and 2021, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the return of live music at Sunset Sounds with a jam-packed day brimming with Aussie music royalty performing live at the idyllic Rochford Wines on Saturday 26 February 2022. This summer festival of classics boasts an all-star lineup featuring Daryl Braithwaite, Ian Moss, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, The Black Sorrows, Richard Clapton, Ross Wilson, Thirsty Merc, Chocolate Starfish, Jack Jones and The Chantoozies, and the day will be fittingly topped off with a sunset performance by ABBA tribute act, Bjorn Again.
TDW Releases New Video
TDW, the progressive metal band fronted by Tom de Wit has released a video for the song “Fountains”. The track is from the upcoming album of the same name, which will be released on November 26th via Layered Reality Productions.
The song “Fountains” is an analysis of the struggle between the creative side of an artist and the business side of actually selling the work in question, asking questions about how far one can think in terms of marketing, sales and branding before one looses sight of the actual music that is being promoted. The video was meant to exaggerate that idea and show that both in a funny yet secretly thoughtful way.
RICH BRIAN RELEASES & MUSIC VIDEO FOR “NEW TOOTH” ON 88RISING
IDLES – Reveal Brand New Track “Car Crash” || New Album ‘Crawler’ – out 12 Nov
Following the release of their triumphant comeback single “The Beachland Ballroom” in September, IDLES today release a second song from their highly anticipated fourth album CRAWLER (12th November, Partisan Records). Just like “The Beachland Ballroom”, “Car Crash” sees the band operating free from constraints and unshackled from any notions of what an IDLES song should sound like. It chronicles frontman Joe Talbot’s own near-fatal experience behind the wheel, one of many stories of trauma, addiction, survival and recovery the band vividly bring to life on CRAWLER
Cristale returns with new banger ‘Merryland’
Exciting young South London artist Cristale continues her hot streak with new single & accompanying video ‘Merryland’, out now via 4ZA.
Driven by her impassioned, hard-hitting vocal delivery, ‘Merryland’ is a powerful tour-de-force that’s steeped in reflection and propelled by a sparse drill beat. The accompanying official video sees Cristale showcasing her acerbic flow within the glitzy confines of a travelling funfair – a suitable metaphor for the unachievable nirvana explored in the track itself.
Murray adds – “My Mom told me I’m wasting my breath preaching to the choir and for the most part she was right. On this album though, it’s the choir that the message is directed at. The punk rock community, like the rest of the world has become highly polarized around topics concerning individual identity and no thanks to big media for setting fire to a highly volatile situation. I think we need to put the politics down (the politicians don’t care about us anyway) and think very carefully about the type of world we are building for our children, and the best way to determine that is through open debate with all divergent opinions discussed. You may have noticed that the characters on the cover are not the ones that were cancelled. They, like many of us, just what to know what fate has in store for them. I am hoping that there is something in this album that will offend everyone who listens to it enough to at least start thinking about these topics and maybe even get up and defend your beliefs. It doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things if the Dayglo Abortions get cancelled over this, what matters is that the debate doesn’t get cancelled.”
Alcopop! Records are pleased to announce the release of a very special digital deluxe edition of DZ Deathrays’ latest album Positive Rising: Part 2, which is out now on all good DSPs.
To celebrate the news the band are streaming brand new track ‘Say It To My Face’ which is included on the new version of the album alongside two remixes, and an acoustic rendition of album favourite ‘Fired Up’.
Venom Prison Release New Song and Video For “Judges Of The Underworld”
The band comments, “’Judges Of The Underworld’ deals with the crippling reality of people who face incarceration, who oftentimes are followed by violence over a lifetime. This violence can present itself as a dominating factor in a context of structural poverty and racial inequality, creating roles in an individual’s life where they are not only the victim, but also witness and offender at different times in different situations. But the violence we address in our courts and prisons is judged out of social context and can therefore not lead to a fair and personalised resolution for people who are stuck in a cycle of violence and systematic oppression.
“Voyager was inspired by my need for escapism during the height of the pandemic,” said Valerie. “With basically the entire planet on lockdown, space seemed like the ultimate adventure. I even decorated my new at-home recording studio with artwork from my favorite Sci-Fi shows. Surrounded by that every day, Voyager was bound to happen.”
Pop-Punkers LST IN HLYWD Unleash Supercharged Single & Video in “Bittersweet”
Where the pop/punk paradigm of the 90s left off, Toronto-based band LST IN HLYWD have picked up — and there’s nothing “Bittersweet” (the title of their new single, available now) about it!
This Toronto-area supercharged indie group of 17-20-somethings are laying down tracks that could easily slide into soundtracks for the summer of ’96 — and that’s precisely what they set out to do.
LA rising star WAVEZ joins forces with DEREK KING for new single “Cant Let Go”
Clocking major co-signs from the likes of Chief Keef, Tadoe, Zaytoven, BlueFace, MixedbyKM and Mikefree, LA-favourite Wavez follows up his recent hit single “Plain Jane” last December with a nostalgic take featuring renowned Empire Records signee Derek King.