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NYC-based rapper CLIP today announces her signing to In Real Life (Liv.e, Meth Math, Luna Li) with her effortlessly confident new single “Calvin K” – channeling the mellow & unapologetic delivery of peers like Hook and 454.
Written in the darkness of the pandemic lockdown, Holy Ramen’s latest single ‘Sanctuary’ offers a place for all those seeking solace during turbulent times.
Following the success of her debut album in 2020, Holy Ramen returns with ‘Sanctuary,’ the lead single from her upcoming EP. ‘Sanctuary’ will be available on all platforms from the 19th November 2021.
Sofia-based 70’s heavy rockers and kings of epic melodies OBSIDIAN SEA announce the release of their fourth album ‘Pathos’ on February 4th through Ripple Music. Raise your horns to the sound of their brand new single “Sisters”, premiering now on More Fuzz!
Written during months of isolation, their upcoming fourth album ‘Pathos’ is a work in which the trio injected heaviness, and a feeling of naive exuberance, aggression, dreamlike melancholy and introspection all at once — “a therapeutic process of emotional release through the music, but also one of establishing a truer human connection within the band” as described by the trio. This is a record by a band that intends to express utmost honesty without any fear or apology.
THE NOCTAMBULANT Release HellRazor Video
THE NOCTAMBULANT have teamed up with New Noise Magazine to stream the video for “HellRazor”, the song is taken from their upcoming release of the same name. Hellrazor was originally released as an EP but will now see an expanded edition released on CD via Non Serviam Records on November 26 2021.
The band comments:
“For me personally, this rebrand and music video was very personal. The video was shot on our family property, of which I’m the fourth generation to live here. I spent so many years trying to fit into the Scandinavian/European motif that it started to feel disingenuous. So, after our last album, The Cold and Formless Deep, the band and I decided to look at what makes us unique in the black metal landscape, and that is our origin. From the swamps and bayous of the South, we found a love of extreme metal tempered with our own brand and influences.”
Julia Daigle (Paupière) Shares “Nanette” Music Video via V13 | ‘Un singe sur l’épaule’ LP Out Now Via Lisbon Lux
On the heels of releasing her debut solo album, Un singe sur l’épaule, Montreal-based artist Julia Daigle (co-founder of Paupière) shares a music video for her track, “Nanette.”
Kitchen Dwellers share ‘Stand At Ease’ official music video – plus winter tour dates announced
Following a month-long tour on the East Coast, the Kitchen Dwellers are sharing the official video for their latest single, “Stand At Ease.”
Torrin Daniels [banjo], Joe Funk [upright bass], and Max Davies [acoustic guitar]—composed the tune in an effort to not only heal but remind anyone struggling, “You’re not alone.”
Out Now // FRYA – B.D.E
Johannesburg: Singer and songwriter Frya has released her smash hit B.D.E following her success with Netflix’s Blood & Water Season 2 soundtrack. The 27 year-old singer has worked with celebrated producer Mr Kamera on the single, whose music video is also breathtaking. Her forthcoming album Balance is now available for pre-order.
SCATTERED HAMLET Release New Video
Southern rockers SCATTERED HAMLET have released a lyric video for their song “Lowdown” at V13.net. The song is from their new album Stereo Overthrow which was released today.
The band comments:
“‘Lowdown’ sounds like a high speed car chase on a back country road. Mostly because we recorded it drunk on bourbon in the back of a box truck barreling down Pine Swamp Rd with no driver… in one take. Sounds pretty incredible, we know. But it’s just another day in the life for Scattered Hamlet.”
LIFE Return With New Track & Video “Friends Without Names” || Out Now On The Liquid Label
Today Hull, post-punk auteurs LIFE return with new track “Friends Without Names” and its accompanying video, a shape-shifting first glimpse from their third album due next year that demands your attention.
Recorded in the dead of night with producer Luke Smith in a Chapel below Hull, the track hums with a dark, brooding and passionate atmosphere.
Toronto R&B Artist Dylan Sinclair Drops “Regrets”
At 20 years old, Dylan Sinclair is the next up-and-coming R&B artist from Toronto, Canada. He began writing and recording music at 15 after realizing that performing was just one of the many talents he was given by God. In 2018, Dylan released his first independent project Red Like Crimson, which caught local attention, filling a room of over 200 for his first ever concert in Toronto.
Bay Area atmospheric post-metal and doom goldsmiths DAXMA share their beautifully emotional new album ‘Unmarked Boxes’ in its entirety exclusively on Invisible Oranges. It will be released this Friday 19th November on Blues Funeral Recordings and Majestic Mountain Records.
Mexico City-based shoegaze band Howless shares debut single/video & announces LP via Week In Pop
Howless have shared their new single/video “Levels” & they are also announcing their debut LP via Week In Pop. Check out the premiere here. The Mexico City-based noise-pop/shoegaze quartet’s debut LP, To Repel Ghosts, is due February 18th, 2022 via Static Blooms Records
Lukaijah “Sacred Warriors”
‘In the midst of all that is occurring on the planet, hip-hop artist Lukaijah’s new single, “Sacred Warriors,” is the anthem of Victory for the forces of benevolence and good that are ready to rise up and unite. The Columbian American artist was raised in San Francisco, where he was inspired by a melting pot of genres that included classical music, rock, and hip hop. Trained in piano composition with an affinity for inspirational poetry, Lukaijah’s unique style of hip hop is infused with positivity, empowerment, and a desire to change the world for the better.
RISEN is a group of songs about transition. Suddenly finding themselves in the midst of chaos and change, the band’s best way of coping with the world around them was by writing and creating. From the deep pain of personal loss to the daily stress of survival, Boy Deluxe transmutes a year and half of grief into their best work yet. From reflections on an ending relationship (“All Out”), to commentary on the rampant greed in our society (“Silver Silver”), to a story of women going to NY to get branded and initiated into a secret cult (“Cult Status”), and an anthem on personal power (“Im the Blood”), RISEN encompasses the duo’s experience in these unprecedented times.
NICK DORIAN ANNOUNCES NEW EP + SHARES “AN OLD IDEA
Emerging LA-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher Nick Dorian announces his new EP Rooster, out December 3rd on Boom.Records. Rooster is an introspective sonic exploration that touches on themes of nostalgic yearning, self-doubt, love, restlessness, and deep life ruminations. A symbolic homage to a pet rooster his immigrant uncle Guy once owned and had commemorated with a larger than life monument in his museum in Ontario, Canada (the largest rooster monument in North America), Nick’s Rooster is akin to Guy’s museum, embodying many different elements and represents a museum of sounds.
DESCENT: Metal Injection Premieres Crushing New Single “Tempest” From Australian Death Grinders
Australian death metal brutes DESCENT, featuring members of Resin Tomb, Snorlax, etc., have premiered their latest track, “Tempest,” via Metal Injection.
Taken from the upcoming album Order of Chaos, Metal Injection’s Greg Kennelty says the song is “nothing but fury and crusty tones.”
Rising Pop Artist Nykki Asserts Self Worth In Empowering New Bop ‘Me Over You’
Written and recorded during lockdown, ‘Me Over You’ is the product of a series of transatlantic online sessions between Nykki and Salt Ashes’ collaborators, British writing and production duo The Radiators aka Louis Souyave & Maddox Jones. Invoking mighty anthemic hooks over soaring beats, the song is destined to become the post-summer soundtrack for gloomy winter days, a summer perfectly depicted by the accompanying music video directed by director and DOP Jan Strach with footage captured over a three-day road trip between the Italian coast and Rome.
Dylan Dunn Releases New Single “Lemonade Eyes”
“It’s about the feeling of not being alright. We all have those moments,” Dunn admits. “I didn’t want to write about what was going on, but rather how it felt. It really captures that sadness. When you get lemon in your eyes, it makes you cry lemonade.”
Kai Kwasi Announces Debut EP ‘Jahila’ || New Single “Cracks” Out Today on Play It Again Sam
South East-London’s Kai Kwasi (he/him) shares the new single “Cracks” today, the first track from his upcoming debut EP, Jahlila— named for his late Grandmother and due out this coming March via Play It Again Sam (Ghostpoet, Anna of the North, Westerman).
ericdoa Drop Video For His Latest Track “strangers” Today
Connecticut-raised, 19-year-old singer/songwriter/producer, ericdoa’s latest track “strangers” has already received support from UPROXX and DJBooth, who both listed the track on their “Best New Music” columns, as well as continued praise from Lyrical Lemonade who called the single “one of his best songs yet.” On “strangers” he continues to be a pioneer in pop by effortlessly switching up his sound to create yet again, another lively and innovative track.