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FAANGS SHARES THE NEW 13-TRACK PROJECT ‘TEETH OUT’ FEATURING THE NEW SINGLE ‘DON’T BLAME ME’
FAANGS’ latest single ‘I DON’T CARE’ earned the 22-year-old a fresh round of acclaim, further highlighting her as an essential new talent with a devil-may-care attitude and the distinction to live up to her eye-catching image. An array of big names have also engaged with her talent, having co-written the Ashnikko / Grimes collab ‘Cry’, delivered debauched rhymes to Felix Jaehn’s ‘SICKO’, and hit it off with Rico Nasty during sessions for ‘Own It’.
RE-ARMED: Finnish Melodeath Stalwarts Drop “Monoeyes” Single + Visualizer; 20th Anniversary EP Out January 2022 via Inverse Records
Finnish melodic death metal act Re-Armed have released their new song “Monoeyes” from their upcoming 20th anniversary EP, XX, out on 27 January 2022 worldwide via Inverse Records. The track follows the release of the first single, “As the Stars Align.”
British rock icons MAGNUM have released a new single and lyric video for the song “I Won’t Let You Down”, which is taken from the band’s upcoming studio album ‘The Monster Roars’.
The track is quickly proving a hit and has been immediately added to the playlist of NRK P3 (the Norwegian equivalent to BBC 6Music) and the video premiered today with Clash who called the track, “a taut, wiry guitar burner, with its innate pop instincts pushed to the limit. ‘Skiptracing’ puts Clash in mind of Yuck or even Dinosaur Jr. while still pursuing its own path – there’s promise here, and originality, too.”
Ola Village releases new single “Plastic Crown”
Today, Norwegian musician Ola Village releases his new single “Plastic Crown” and announces the release of debut EP ‘Famous’ – out next Friday 19th November, self-released.
Hailing from Ålesund in Norway, Ola Village (real name Jon Olav) has quietly built a reputation for his emotionally charged, eccentric indie-pop. Working alongside acclaimed mixer/producer David Nakaji (Zack Villere, No Rome, Post Malone etc) on previous singles “A Ok”, “Love To Cry” and “Anger Problems”, to date the project has received glowing plaudits from tastemakers including Early Rising, The Line Of Best Fit, EARMILK and Clash Magazine amongst others.
On ‘Faith’, Martin Jensen drafts esteemed songwriters Amy Allen and Dan Omelio to help craft his latest single. Amy Allen boasts impressive writing credits for the biggest names in pop, including Adam Levine, Halsey, Harry Styles and Selena Gomez. Dan Omelio, also known for his stage name Robopop, also boasts an equally awe-inspiring list of credits for some of the biggest names, such as Lana Del Rey, Sean Paul, Maroon 5 and Charli XCX.
[PRESS] Sam Johnson (Choke Up) “Bad World” Video
At the end of September, Sam Johnson released his solo debut cementing himself as one of Boston’s most promising singer-songwriters. While most will recognize Sam from his time fronting the post-hardcore outfit Choke Up, his new album, Along the Dark Edges of Everything, is set against an indie-Americana backdrop that is full of vivid storytelling. Sam teamed up with director Bill Fulkerson to create a music video for his single “Bad World” and it’s currently streaming at New Noise Magazine. Along with the video announcement, Sam Johnson will be playing a record release show on Friday, November 12th at Obrien’s Pub in Allston, MA. Along the Dark Edges of Everything is out now on What We Talk About Records.
LISTEN: On The Outside release “Sleepless”
In the ever-evolving story of On The Outside (OTO), the band has written a new chapter with their latest release, “Sleepless”. With the addition of #1 hit songwriter/producer Jimmy Robbins(Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett) to their team, OTO has tapped into deeper country roots while maintaining their infectious hooks and signature five part harmony blend. The song was written by OTO band members Andrew Bloom and Jon Klaasen as well as #1 hit songwriters Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz(Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band) and produced by Jimmy Robbins and Mike Shimshack.
Pop Newcomer Dela Paz Releases New Single ‘Favourite Dress’
Mexican-American singer/songwriter Dela Paz is back with his new single ‘Favorite Dress’. Made in collaboration with beatmaker and producer WOLFGANG PANDER, the new single see’s Dela give an Indie-Pop twist to his R&B infused Pop sound. Having opened shows for the likes of rap legend Busta Rhymes and now working with Lyrical Opposition, Dela is hoping to take his career to the next level.
Danko – New Single ‘Be Fooled’ Released Today!
Danko return with their second single ‘Be Fooled’, released on Distiller Records today (November 12th). The Scottish four-piece forge an electrifying fusion of Americana rock ‘n’ roll and soulful country blues that vividly constructs a panoramic wall of sound that is entirely their own.
RISING INSANE Release New Single + Music Video for “Bend And Break”
German metalcore band RISING INSANE have dropped a new single, titled “Bend And Break”, along with an accompanying music video. The new track is the fifth single taken from the band’s upcoming studio album, ‘Afterglow’, which will see a December 10th, 2021 release via Long Branch Records.
JOSS STONE RETURNS WITH “NEVER FORGET MY LOVE” AND REUNITES WITH LEGENDARY DAVE STEWART FOR EMOTIONAL NEW SINGLE
Produced by Bay Street Records founder, award-winning musician, songwriter, producer, innovator, and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, and co-written by Stewart and Stone, “Never Forget My Love” is the title track from Stone’s new album, due early 2022. The duo wrote every song for the new record on acoustic guitar at Bay Street Studios in the Bahamas and then recorded all the tracks at Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studio. The project marks Stone’s first full-length LP in more than five years as well as her first new music with Stewart in over a decade. As on their previous collaboration, 2011’s critically acclaimed LP1, backing comes from a top tier band of session all-stars including drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, and guitarist Tom Bukovac.
NEW TODAY – Maddox Jones ‘Make Me Yours’, 12.11.2021 (SPIN, BBC, American Songwriter)
Make Me Yours is an intimate dance-pop invitation to be vulnerable and fall in love unconditionally. Produced by Louis Souyave, Maddox Jones takes his strong melodic sensibility to a different, darker place this time. With one eye on the dancefloor and the other firmly in the intimacy of the boudoir, the sound is another blockbuster move through funky clubland and poppy choruses.
Today, Mexican singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julian Lamadrid releases his sophomore album, Rebels of The Neon God, on Arista Records.
Rebels of The Neon God serves as the follow up to Julian’s 2019 debut, Mala Noche. Featuring past singles like “Teenager,” “One More Trip,” “Cigarette,” “Patience” and “The Neon God,” the 12-track record is a masterfully executed record unbound by genre or expectations. “The album is centered around the dichotomy between frustration and dance, vacancy and ecstasy; enlightenment through pain,” says Julian. “I have glimpsed into the eyes of The Neon God, pierced through the void and come out the other end, desperate for connection, hungry for the eternal.”
Chicago instrumentalist/artist NNAMDÏ has released his Are You Happy EP via Sooper Records. Notably, it is the only NNAMDÏ project to date that he has not self-produced. The EP is produced by Chicago electronic artist Lynyn, the newly minted moniker of longtime fellow Monobody band-member and friend Conor Mackey. Mackey is a working composer and sound designer that has scored for institutions including the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a lifelong student of experimental electronic music. NNAMDÏ’s melodic R&B and rap-inspired cadences meet Lynyn’s highly designed experimental electronic and dance compositions for something cool and transient: something like IDM-R&B. The project is 5 tracks and features the previously released “Glass Casket (Remix)”—a Lynyn initiated remix of a track from NNAMDÏ’s BRAT, which was the beginning overture of this truly unique collaboration between Artist-Friends.
OMAH LAY SHARES EMOTIONAL SINGLE “UNDERSTAND”
If the comfort of a late-night dance could be a song, it’d sound like “Free My Mind.” Omah Lay sings in a buttery, conversational style, joined by a glowing saxophone that punctuates each verse. “Free my mind, free my mind with shayo,” he belts, using the Nigerian slang for alcohol. His verses flip between languages but feel born from the same effortless substance. All the components make for an intoxicating listen, the kind of song you might throw on at the club or get lost inside on a long lonely night.
A “mixtape of mixed emotions” featuring seven tracks that showcase all sides of the rising singer-songwriter, crydancing features a handful of recently released singles and several new tracks previously teased via Alex’s TikTok page. Kicking off proceedings is “until,” driven by piano chords and electro-pop production, which finds sad alex reflecting on memories from previous lovers. Then there is the “one that got away,” a collaboration with mike. that details the feelings of regret and ‘what if?’ that comes with the potential of a past relationship that never fully came to fruition. Initially released to coincide with Valentine’s Day, “dating myself” is an up-tempo track that embraces the art of self-care, exploring the empowerment behind falling in love with yourself, while the playful “ibtc (remix)” sees her team up with St. Louis-born rapper MILES on a rework of her viral TikTok hit that saw millions of plays earlier this year.
NYC’s Kyle Morgan announces debut LP on Team Love, shares first single “Do You Still Have Some Fight In You”
Queens-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Morgan grew up in central Pennsylvania, where he spent countless Sunday mornings amidst the broken strains and coffee breath of his church congregation. His first record, Starcrossed Losers, became the alias under which he would go on to release two more, Bind Us Anew and Strange Hesitations, each featuring his distinctive conglomeration of Americana styles, from stripped-down acoustic ballads and love-lorn parlor laments to roaring alt-country and throwback 60’s rock’n’roll.
Liz Cass releases emotive new single ‘Killers’
The track has been met with a great early with support, with plays from BBC Introducing and editorial support from Wonderland Magazine who premiered the video today. Regarding the song Wonderland said, “When it comes to music and experimentation the possibilities are endless, and Liz Cass is proving this with her new single ‘Killers’. Gently easing us into a alt-pop soundscape filled with minimalist production and building synths, the artist puts her soothing vocals on full display while addressing mental heath through emotive lyricism.”
LUKE COMBS CONFIRMS 2022 STADIUM TOUR
Country superstar and newly minted CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs will embark on his first-ever headline stadium tour next year with performances at Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High on May 21, Seattle’s Lumen Field on June 4 and Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 30. Special guests featured on the tour include Cody Johnson, Zach Bryan and Morgan Wade.
[PRESS] Pass Away Release “Moss Bar”
Brooklyn indie-punk outfit Pass Away released the third and final single from their upcoming album Thirty Nine. “Moss Bar” was written in the thick of the pandemic while guitarist and vocalist Mike Ireland was living in New Orleans. With St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 directly in their backyard, Mike and his wife dubbed the front porch of their 200-year-old Creole cottage “Moss Bar” and spent a lot of nights drinking there. Pass Away includes members of I am the Avalanche and Crime In Stereo and will released their sophomore album, Thirty Nine, on Friday, November 26th. Vinyl preorders are available now from Suburbia Records.